17:3130      Other powers


A. All powers of management over public institutions of postsecondary education not specifically vested in the Board of Regents by Article VIII, Section 5 of the Constitution of Louisiana, are reserved to the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, the Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges, and the Board of Trustees for State Colleges and Universities, as to the institutions under the control of each.


B. (1)(a) All constitutional responsibilities of the Board of Regents, including the development of a formula for equitable distribution of funds, provisions of the master plan for postsecondary education, and any other board policy that is part of a statewide plan or has statewide application, shall apply to all public postsecondary education institutions.


(b) Beginning with Fiscal Year 2011-2012, such formula for the ensuing year 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 fifteenth of each year.


(2) In the event of a mid-year budget reduction affecting postsecondary education and higher education, no such reduction shall disproportionately reduce the total budgeted funding for any postsecondary or higher education system, nor shall such a reduction result in a disproportional reduction for either division of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.


(3) The Board of Regents shall determine during the next Master Plan revision process the appropriate role of universities in offering associate degree programs in view of the creation of the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges whose authority is limited to the management of institutions offering less than baccalaureate level certificates and degrees.


Added by Acts 1975, No. 313, § 1, eff. July 17, 1975.  Amended by Acts 1997, No. 1360, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1998;  Acts 1998, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 151, § 1, eff. July 1, 1999;  Acts 2010, No. 447, § 1, eff. June 22, 2010;  Acts 2010, No. 899, § 1.