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Louisiana Laws Regarding Registration

Who must register?

What information must registrants provide?

How frequently must they register? And for how long?

every 6 months or yearly. RS 15:542.1.1
http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/law.aspx?d=452029

15/25/life: RS 15:544
http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=79164

Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?

Yes. Three levels registering for 15 years, 25 years, and lifetime.
RS 15:544
http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=79164

Does the state use risk assessments for registrants (other than supervised release)?

No.

Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who?

Yes, under very limited circumstances 15:542 F. (3)(a) and (4)(a)
http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=79161

Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?

RS 15:542.1
http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/law.aspx?d=79162
http://www.lsp.org/socpr/registration.html
R.S. 14:91.2 Unlawful Presence of a Sex Offender
http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=78709
R.S. 14:91.5 Unlawful use of a social networking website
http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=78714
R.S. 14:91.9 Unlawful Presence or Contact of a Sex Offender Relative to a Former Victim
http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=78718
R.S. 40:1321 (J) Special Sex Offender Identification Cards
http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=97429
R.S. 32:412 (I) Flagged Drivers Licenses
http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=88394
R.S. 14:313 Wearing masks or hoods in public places prohibited by sex offenders
http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=78402
R.S. 14:313.1 Distributing candy or gifts on Halloween and other public holidays by sex offenders
http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=508540
R.S. 15:551 Harboring or Concealing a sex offender, sexually violent predator, or child predator
http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=408642
R.S. 15:553 Prohibition of Employment for certain sex offenders
http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=724954

Is there a process for removal from the registry? If so, who qualifies and what is the process?

Yes, under very limited circumstances. 15:542 F. (3)(a) and (4)(a)
http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=79161

What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who is visiting the state?

7 days. R.S. 15:542 C (l)(n)(i)
http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=79161

What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who will be moving to the state to live or to attend school?

State Laws Regarding Sexual Offenses and Offenders, other than registration

What sexual offenses can people be convicted of, and what are the ranges of sentences?

§40.2 Stalking. §40.3 Cyberstalking. §42 First degree rape. §42.1 Second degree rape. §43 Third degree rape. §43.1 Sexual battery. §43.2 Second degree sexual battery. §43.3 Oral sexual battery. §89 Incest. §89.1 Aggravated incest. §46.2 Human Trafficking. §80 Felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. §80.1 Misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile. §81 Indecent behavior with juveniles. §81.1 Pornography involving juveniles. §81.2 Molestation of a juvenile. §46.3 Human Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes
http://www.lafasa.org/main/louisiana_sexual_assault_statutes

Does the state have lifetime supervision?

No.

Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?

No.

What are the state civil commitment laws?

No civil commitment solely for sexual offenders

Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?

Yes; at least 13; 3 years or less difference in age RS 14:80
http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/law.aspx?d=78672

Info for State Advocates

Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored?

Yes, when sentence, included parole or probation, is completed. §10
http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/law.aspx?d=206275

What does the state say about persons who are required to register?

How does the state’s legislative process work?

How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues?

Best keywords are:

Sexual offense; sex offender; sex offender registration

How to sign up for notifications of bill movement:

Sign up here
https://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/NewUser.aspx
Then can use this free service to track up to 50 bills
http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/MyLegis.aspx

Most important legislative committees for our issues are:

Contact info for state legislators can be found at:

Other Useful State Information

Contact information for state registry office

socpr@dps.la.gov
1-800-858-5510
P.O. Box 66614, Box A-6
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
http://www.lsp.org/socpr/contactus.html

NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:

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Other helpful state advocacy groups:

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louisiana.txt · Last modified: 2019/02/14 16:32 by zyin