How to Request a Public Record from the Louisiana State Senate
The Louisiana Public Records Law, La. Const. Art. XII, §3 and R.S. 44:1-41, grants any person a right to examine and copy public documents in the possession of the state and
its political subdivisions, including the Louisiana Legislature.
The Secretary of the Senate, Yolanda Dixon, is the custodian of the records of the Senate.
All public records requests:
1. Must be in writing
Either through USPS or by e-mail to the Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Must specify, to extent possible, the exact record(s) requested.
The Secretary is unable to make presumptions regarding your request or fill in any blanks
3. Must contain a return address, phone number, or e-mail contact.
After the Secretary receives the request, the records will be compiled and the charges computed and the requestor will be notified of the charges pending.
Copies of records costs $0.25 per page. This charge applies to electronic versions e-mailed to the requestor.
If the records are to be mailed to the requestor there will be a $5.00 charge for postage. All charges must be paid in advance of the records being supplied.
Payment should be made payable to the Louisiana Senate and mailed to, Post Office Box 94185, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-4185 or hand-delivered to the Office
of the Secretary of the Senate, Senate Basement, State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Upon receipt of the payment due, the records will be supplied.