2011 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 42 — Public officers and employees
RS 42:1130.1 — Legislative findings and intent
PART II-A. UNETHICAL ELECTION PRACTICES
§1130.1. Legislative findings and intent
The Legislature of Louisiana finds that the state has a compelling interest in taking every necessary step to assure that all elections are held in a fair and ethical manner and finds that an election cannot be held in a fair and ethical manner when any candidate or other person is allowed to make false statements, allegations, or insinuations about a candidate or to use deceptive caller identification information falsely to identify a candidate as the source of calls. The legislature finds that such scurrilous, false, or irresponsible adverse comments about a candidate have no place in effective representative democracy. The legislature, therefore, intends that this Part shall apply to all future elections to further the state's compelling interest in protecting the electoral process and the people's interest in assuring that campaign statements are not knowingly false and deliberately misleading.
Acts 2008, No. 812, §1, eff. July 7, 2008.
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