The Louisiana Legislature recently passed Act 205 during the 2021 Regular Session, which revised certain Public Bid Law provisions under Title 38 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes.  Public owners may now be compelled via a mandamus proceeding to file for Substantial Completion of a project when the owner occupies the project without issuing the Substantial Completion.  In this article, published in the latest Louisiana Associated General Contractors Newsletter “News to Build On”  Christopher LeMieux and Jonathan Forester discuss the parameters of this law to public projects as well as DOTD work.  Download the Newsletter to read the full article on page 28.