The Louisiana legislature during its 2012 session amended L.R.S. 38:2215 with respect to public contracts to provide that if the contractor has furnished all necessary documents to the public entity within 10 days of the opening of bids and no bid challenge has been submitted to the public entity, the contractor and the public entity shall execute the contract not later than 45 days from the public entity’s acceptance of the lowest responsible bid. Acts 2012, No. 647. The new law becomes effective August 1, 2012.