Clerk of The House & Custodian of House Records  

Michelle Fontenot, Clerk

The Louisiana Public Records Law, La. Const.  Art. XII, Sec. 3 and R.S. 44:1 et seq, 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, Michelle Fontenot, is the custodian of the records of the House of Representatives.

    • Must be in writing either through USPS or by e-mail to the Clerk Michelle Fontenot  

      • Must specify, to extent possible, the exact record(s) requested.

        • Must contain the name of the requestor and a return address, phone number, or e-mail contact.

        After the Clerk receives the request, the records will be compiled and the charges calculated and the requestor will be notified of the charges pending.
        Copies of records cost $0.25 per page. In addition, if the records are to be mailed to the requestor, there will be a charge for the actual cost of mailing the records. All charges must be paid in advance of the records being supplied, and payment should be made payable to Louisiana House of Representatives, and mailed to P. O. Box 44281, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4281 or hand-delivered to Room G-106, State Capitol, Baton Rouge, LA.

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


        Notice  

        • 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.

          • 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).

          • 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 Constitutional gurantee afforded to legislators.

          • 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.
Staff & Contact Email

Fontenot, Michelle                          Clerk of the House of Representatives                              
Williams, Rene                                 Administrative Assistant to the Clerk                                
Smith, Ron                                 Assistant Clerk II                                
Smith, Angela                                 Assistant Clerk I                                
Tilley, Steven                                 Research Assistant, Clerk's Office                                
Fogleman, Kelly                                 Special Counsel