Louisiana State Police Commission
General Circular 126
General Circular No. 126
Issue Date: April 29, 2002
Subject: Repeal and reenact State Police Commission Rule 13.26(a)
Pursuant to the provisions of State Police Commission Rule 2.10(a), the State Police Commission will hold a public hearing on June 20, 2002, to consider repeal and reenactment of State Police Commission Rule 13.26(a). The hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Conference Room, Eleventh Floor, Wooddale Towers Building, 1885 Wooddale Boulevard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Appeals and Hearings
13.26 Attorney's Fees
(a) When the Commission approves a settlement, rescission or modification of an action that has been appealed, or renders a decision which reverses or modifies an action that has been appealed, the appellee may be ordered to pay attorney's fees in an amount not to exceed $3,000, unless the Commission concludes that the appointing authority has acted arbitrarily and capriciously, in which case, the Commission may award reasonable attorney's fees in excess of that amount.
This rule change will change the amount of attorney's fees from $1,500 to $3,000. The dollar amount of attorney's fees has not been modified since September of 1991.
Please review this proposal and furnish, in writing, by June 10, 2002 any comments which you consider pertinent. If you would like to appear before the Commission and present your comments orally, you are invited to do so. You must notify this office by June 10, 2002 of your intention to address the Commission, in order to be placed on the agenda.
Please post this General Circular in a prominent place, so that all employees will receive notice of these public meetings. If any special accommodations are needed, please notify us prior to the meeting date.
Last Modified: 12/27/2009