Page -2-2.) the services are not available as a productof a prior existing contract,3.) the contracting department has submittedto OCR a written plan to monitor and evaluatethe performance within the contract,4.) it is more cost effective to obtain the proposed services through the contract,5.) the commissioner of administrationdetermines that the proposed contractrepresents a priority expenditure for Louisianastate government.
STATE CONSTRUCTION BILL
, passed unanimously inthe House, provides for the capital outlay budget and program for FY 2013-2014.
SURROGATE BIRTH CONTRACTGUIDELINES
, pending House final passage, provides for gestational surrogacycontracts, for definitions, birth certificates andnumerous related matters.Gestational surrogacy contracts may becourt approved after record checks by thelocal sheriff or state police, the Department of Children and Family Services, and theSupreme Court.SB162 provides, through court order,that the intended parents shall be recognizedas the legal parents before the birth of thechild.All court proceedings shall beconfidential.The legislation provides that theDepartment of Children and Family Servicesmay request a post-birth order from the courtif the intended parents fail to do so. Thecourt, through a post-birth order, would directthe issuance of a new birth certificate andspecifies the contents of the birth certificate.
, which passed theHouse, 93-0, would add "coerced abortion" tothe definitions of child abuse listed in presentlaw.HB278 defines coerced abortion as theuse of force, intimidation, threat of force, threatof deprivation of food and shelter, or thedeprivation of food and shelter by a parent or any other person in order to compel a femalechild to undergo an abortion against her will.
WHERE'S BABY? LOOK BEFORE YOULOCK
,which has completed the legislative process,urges and requests the Department of Childrenand Family Services, the Department of Healthand Hospitals, and the Department of PublicSafety and Corrections, Public Safety Services,and the Office of Motor Vehicles to promotestatewide, the National Highway Traffic SafetyAdministration's "Where's baby? Look beforeyou lock campaign."The campaign is a joint effort betweenthe National Highway Traffic SafetyAdministration and Safe Kids Worldwide to prevent child deaths from heatstroke.
NEW SCHOOL DISTRICT
, reported favorably andrecommitted to Appropriations, would createthe Southeast Baton Rouge Community SchoolBoard and school system in East Baton RougeParish.The legislation provides for the schoolsystem, including its establishment andgeographic boundaries; the school board andinterim school board; board membership,apportionment, qualifications, method of selection, terms of office, filling of vacancies,compensation, expenses, powers, duties, andresponsibilities; facilities and property; the