Office of The Clerk
Custodian of House Records
State Capitol Building  P.O. Box 44281  Room G-106  Baton Rouge, LA 70804
(225) 342-7259  (225) 342-5045 Fax
How to Request a Public Record from the Louisiana House of Representatives
     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 Clerk of the House of Representatives, Alfred W. Speer, is the custodian of the records of the House of Representatives.

     All public records requests:
     1. Must be in writing

             • Either through USPS or by e-mail to the Clerk [ speera@legis.la.gov ]
      2. Must specify, to extent possible, the exact record(s) requested

             • The Clerk 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 Clerk 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 cost $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 charge for postage equal to the cost of postage and packaging but not less than $5.00. All charges must be paid in advance of the records being supplied. Payment should be made payable to Louisiana House of Representatives, and mailed to P. O. Box 44295, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4295 or hand-delivered to Room G-106, State Capitol, Baton Rouge, LA.

Upon receipt of the payment due, the records will be supplied.

      1. No duty exist under law to create a record which is not otherwise created or maintained in the normal course of business of the House of Representatives.
      2. Neither the House of Representatives nor the Louisiana Legislature are custodians of the following records: Acts of the Legislature (Secretary of State); statutes and codes of law (public domain through your parish library); Governor's Executive Orders (Governor's Office); Governor's Proclamations (Governor's Office).

      3. Some legislative records are privileged pursuant to La. Const.
Art. III, Sec. §8 and the Clerk is required to review all requested documents to ensure compliance with this provision of law.
      4. The Clerk reserves the right to determine the method of record delivery as dictated by the volume of records requested and the form in which the original records exist.