2015 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 14 - Criminal Law
RS 14:61 - Unauthorized entry of a critical infrastructure

LA Rev Stat § 14:61 (2015) What's This?

§61. Unauthorized entry of a critical infrastructure

            A. Unauthorized entry of a critical infrastructure is any of the following:

            (1) The intentional entry by a person without authority into any structure or onto any premises, belonging to another, that constitutes in whole or in part a critical infrastructure that is completely enclosed by any type of physical barrier.

            (2) The use or attempted use of fraudulent documents for identification purposes to enter a critical infrastructure.

            (3) Remaining upon or in the premises of a critical infrastructure after having been forbidden to do so, either orally or in writing, by any owner, lessee, or custodian of the property or by any other authorized person.

            (4) The intentional entry into a restricted area of a critical infrastructure which is marked as a restricted or limited access area that is completely enclosed by any type of physical barrier when the person is not authorized to enter that restricted or limited access area.

            B. For the purposes of this Section, the following words shall have the following meanings:

            (1) "Critical infrastructure" shall include but not be limited to chemical manufacturing facilities, refineries, electrical power generating facilities, electrical transmission substations and distribution substations, water intake structures and water treatment facilities, natural gas transmission compressor stations, liquified natural gas (LNG) terminals and storage facilities, natural gas and hydrocarbon storage facilities, and transportation facilities, such as ports, railroad switching yards, and trucking terminals.

            (2) "Fraudulent documents for identification purposes" means documents which are presented as being bona fide documents which provide personal identification information but which are, in fact, false, forged, altered, or counterfeit.

            C. Whoever commits the crime of unauthorized entry of a critical infrastructure shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than six years, or both.

            D. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to prevent lawful assembly and peaceful and orderly petition for the redress of grievances, including but not limited to any labor dispute between any employer and its employee.

            Acts 2004, No. 157, §1, eff. June 10, 2004; Acts 2015, No. 366, §1.

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