The Beauregard Parish Library is subject to the so-called “Sunshine Laws” (La R.S. 42:14) regarding open meetings. See an excerpt of this law below. Additional legislature can be seen by searching the State Legislature page.

Louisiana Revised Statutes

Title 42

§14.  Meetings of public bodies to be open to the public

A.  Every meeting of any public body shall be open to the public unless closed pursuant to R.S. 42:16, 17, or 18.

B.  Each public body shall be prohibited from utilizing any manner of proxy voting procedure, secret balloting, or any other means to circumvent the intent of this Chapter.

C.  All votes made by members of a public body shall be viva voce and shall be recorded in the minutes, journal, or other official, written proceedings of the body, which shall be a public document.

D.  Except school boards, which shall be subject to R.S. 42:15, each public body conducting a meeting which is subject to the notice requirements of R.S. 42:19(A) shall allow a public comment period at any point in the meeting prior to action on an agenda item upon which a vote is to be taken.  The governing body may adopt reasonable rules and restrictions regarding such comment period.

Beauregard Parish Library Board of Control
Date MS Doc
May 3, 2017
February 1, 2017
December 19, 2016 Public Budget Hearing
November 30, 2016 Finance Committee Meeting
November 2, 2016
August 3, 2016
May 4, 2016
February 3, 2016
December 2, 2015 Public Hearing to Approve FY2016 Budget
November 4, 2015
September 16, 2015 Rescheduled from August 5, 2015
May 6, 2015
February 4, 2015