2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:1113 - Facilities providing housing or temporary residence to individuals participating in work release or workforce development work release programs administered by the department

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:1113 (2018)

§1113. Facilities providing housing or temporary residence to individuals participating in work release or workforce development work release programs administered by the department

A. No facility that provides housing or temporary residence for individuals who are participating in work release programs as authorized by the provisions of R.S. 15:1111 or 1199.9 shall be located within one thousand feet of any school or child day care center property.

B.(1) In municipalities and unincorporated areas which are divided into subdivisions with streets, blocks, and sidewalks, this distance shall be measured as a person walks using the sidewalk from the nearest point of the property line of the school or day care center to the nearest point of the premises to be used to provide housing or temporary residence.

(2) Outside of municipalities and unincorporated areas which are not divided into subdivisions with streets, blocks, or sidewalks, the measurement of this distance shall be a straight line from the nearest point of the premises to provide housing or temporary residence to the nearest point of the school or day care center property.

C.(1) The prohibitions provided for in Subsection A of this Section shall not apply to any facility that provides housing or temporary residence and has been in operation for a year or longer prior to August 15, 2009.

(2) The subsequent construction, erection, development, or movement of a school or day care center which causes the facility providing housing or temporary residence to be located within the prohibited distance as provided for in Subsection A of this Section shall not be cause for a violation of the provisions of this Section.

D. For purposes of this Section the following definitions shall apply:

(1) "Child day care center property" means property on which is located a facility licensed as a day care center under the provisions of the Child Care Facility and Child-Placing Agency Licensing Act (R.S. 46:1401 et seq.) or licensed as a group child day care home under the provisions of the Child Care Registration Law (R.S. 46:1441 et seq.).

(2) "Premises" includes that land and any improvements thereon.

(3) "School property" means the property of any public elementary or secondary school or any nonpublic elementary or secondary school.

E. Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.

Acts 2009, No. 151, §1.

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