2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:542.1.1 - In-person periodic renewal of registration by offenders

§542.1.1. In-person periodic renewal of registration by offenders

A.(1) Any person convicted of an aggravated offense as defined in R.S. 15:541 or any person with a prior conviction or adjudication for an offense which requires registration pursuant to this Chapter, regardless of whether or not the prior offense required registration at the time of commission or conviction, who is subsequently convicted of or adjudicated for an offense which requires registration pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter, shall renew and update his registration required by R.S. 15:542 in person every three months from the date of initial registration.

(2) Any person convicted of a sexual offense against a victim who is a minor as defined in R.S. 15:541 shall renew and update his registration required by R.S. 15:542 in person every six months from the date of initial registration.

(3) Any other person subject to registration as provided in R.S. 15:542 shall update his registration in person annually from the date of initial registration.

(4)(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, any person required to register as a sex offender or child predator pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter who does not have a fixed place of residence, or who is homeless, shall renew and update his registration with the sheriff of the parish in which he is homeless, or is living without a fixed residence, in person every fourteen days from the date on which the offender initially appeared to register with the sheriff of that parish pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter. If the offender regularly resides homeless, or without a fixed place of residence, in more than one parish, he shall register with the sheriff of each parish in which he regularly resides and shall renew and update his registration every fourteen days with each sheriff of those parishes. If an offender no longer plans to reside without a fixed residence in a particular parish, he shall give notice, in person, to the sheriff of the parish in which he intends to no longer reside. Failure to update or to give notice of change of residence pursuant to the provisions of this Paragraph shall be a violation of R.S. 15:542.1.4.

(b) For purposes of this Section, the "parish of residence" for such offenders shall be the parish in which the offender is living homeless or without a fixed residence address.

B.(1) Each periodic renewal shall occur with the sheriff of the parish of residence or residences of the offender. Such periodic registration renewals shall continue for the period of registration required by the provisions of R.S. 15:544. The sheriff of the parish of residence shall immediately forward the information obtained through the periodic renewals to each law enforcement agency as provided in R.S. 15:542(B) and to the bureau for inclusion in the State Sex Offender and Child Predator Registry. The sheriff shall also comply with the requirements in R.S. 15:543(B) at least annually with each offender.

(2) Notwithstanding the in-person periodic renewals with the sheriff required by the provisions of this Subsection, any offender who lives within the jurisdiction of a municipality with a police department shall appear in person annually on the anniversary of his registration period start date at the police department in his municipality of residence to update his registration and pay the annual registration fee as provided in R.S. 15:542(D).

Acts 2007, No. 460, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2008; Acts 2008, No. 816, §§1, 2; Acts 2013, No. 408, §1; Acts 2014, No. 339, §1.

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