TITLE 17. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 24. BOARD OF REGENTS
PART I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
17:3129 Power to recommend budget
A. The Board of Regents may require that every higher education management board submit to it, at a time it specifies, an annual budget proposal for operational and capital needs of each institution under the control of each management board.
B. (1) The Board of Regents shall submit to the governor and to the legislature its budget recommendations for all institutions of higher learning in the state.
(2)(a) The Board of Regents shall submit to the governor and to the legislature the priorities for capital construction and improvements for all institutions of higher learning in the state. At the same time as it submits such priorities, the board shall submit its recommendations for the budget for capital construction and improvements to the governor and the legislature.
(b) The legislature shall consider the recommendations of the Board of Regents regarding the budget for capital construction and improvements. The recommendations of the Board of Regents shall be considered prior to adoption of the capital construction budget by the legislature for projects from the priority list submitted by the Board of Regents.
C. The legislature shall appropriate funds for the operating and administrative expenses of the state boards created by or pursuant to Article VIII of the Constitution of Louisiana. Appropriations for the institutions of postsecondary education shall be made to their managing boards. The funds appropriated shall be administered by the managing boards and used solely as provided by law.
D. (1) Pursuant to Subsection A of this Section, the Board of Regents shall require, as a part of any annual budget proposal submitted to it by a higher education management board for the operational and capital needs of an institution, that such proposal include recommended funding needed to make the facilities and learning environments at the institution accessible to persons with motor and sensory impairments.
(2) The Board of Regents, in consultation with the Department of Children and Family Services and other appropriate persons, as determined by the board, shall develop and adopt rules and guidelines to be used for determining such recommended funding. Such rules and guidelines shall include but not be limited to an initial review and analysis, with an annual update thereafter, of the institution's facilities and learning environments from the standpoint of accessibility to persons with motor and sensory impairments. Such review and analysis shall include a determination as to whether or not the institution's facilities and learning environments are in compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable federal and state laws and agency rules and regulations.
(3) Budget recommendations submitted annually by the Board of Regents pursuant to Subsection B of this Section shall consider recommended funding based upon the management board recommendations made pursuant to Paragraph D(1) of this Section.
E. The Board of Regents shall formulate and adopt a formula for distribution of funds appropriated by the legislature for deferred maintenance. This formula shall be effective for all institutions of postsecondary education and shall give priority to those institutions with preventive maintenance programs.
F. Any formula formulated and adopted by the Board of Regents for funding institutions of postsecondary education in the ensuing year as provided in this Section shall be annually reported to the Senate Committee on Education, the Senate Committee on Finance, the House Committee on Education, and the House Committee on Appropriations, not later than March thirty-first of each year.
Added by Acts 1975, No. 313, § 1, eff. July 17, 1975. Amended by Acts 1992, No. 495, § 1; Acts 1995, No. 944, § 1, eff. July 1, 1995; Acts 1997, No. 1360, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1998; Acts 2010, No. 899, § 1; Acts 2013, No. 280, § 1, eff. June 14, 2013.