TITLE 17. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 11. TAXATION AND FISCAL AFFAIRS
PART III. MISCELLANEOUS
17:2236 Prohibition on use of state funds by institutions of higher learning to support communistic or atheistic activities; return of funds
A. Any monies from state funds appropriated, allocated or proposed to be used by any institution of higher education shall not be used or made in any way available to finance, sponsor, support, foster or conduct any program, activity, seminar or any other function, or hire any speaker, or support any campus activity or organization that is communistic or atheistic, or to be used for any purpose for the benefit of, or in connection with any such communistic or atheistic activity.
B. The Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana State Agricultural and Mechanical College or the State Board of Education shall determine, for the institutions under their respective jurisdictions, if any state funds have been appropriated, allocated or proposed to be used for any of the aforementioned acts, and if such determination is made, these funds shall be transmitted without delay and shall be placed in the state general fund. If any of the aforementioned activities occur before a determination by the Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana State Agricultural and Mechanical College or the State Board of Education of said communistic or atheistic activities, and a later determination of such activity is made by said boards, then the respective board shall transmit the amount of state funds expended for such purposes to the state general fund.
C. The Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana State Agricultural and Mechanical College and the State Board of Education are authorized to make appropriate rules and regulations providing for the implementation of this section, and to more specifically define the philosophy and activities prohibited by subsection A hereof.
Added by Acts 1967, No. 7, Secs. 1 to 3.