2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:542.1.2 - Duty of offenders to notify law enforcement of change of address, residence, or other registration information

§542.1.2. Duty of offenders to notify law enforcement of change of address, residence, or other registration information

A. Unless an earlier time period is otherwise specified in the provisions of this Chapter, those persons required to register pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter shall appear in person at the sheriff's office in the parish of residence, or the police department in the case of a municipality with a population in excess of three hundred thousand, where the offender is currently registered to update information within three business days of establishing a new or additional physical residential address or of changes in information previously provided when any of the following occur:

(1) The offender changes his place of residence or establishes a new or additional residence.

(2) The offender has vacated his current address of registration with the intent not to return.

(3) The offender has been absent from his current address of registration for more than thirty consecutive days or an aggregate of thirty days or more per calendar year and is physically present at another address during that same time period.

(4) The offender has a change in name, place of employment, or any information previously provided pursuant to R.S. 15:542(C).

B. If the new or additional residence is located in a different parish than where the offender was previously registered, then he shall appear in person with the sheriff of the parish of the new or additional residence to register within the same time period established in Subsection A.

C.(1) Any person required to register in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter shall also be required to send a written notice of change of address or other information to the law enforcement agency with whom he was previously registered within three business days of establishing a new or additional residence.

(2) Upon receipt of a notice of change of address or updated information, the sheriff shall forward such information immediately to each law enforcement agency with which the offender is required to register pursuant to R.S. 15:542(A) and to the bureau.

D. The notice of change of address required by this Section shall include proof of residence as required by R.S. 15:542(C).

E.(1) Any person who is required to appear in person to give notice of a new address in accordance with the provisions of Subsection A of this Section shall also be required to provide new notification based upon the new address as provided for in R.S. 15:542.1, as applicable.

(2) Any sex offender who fails to provide change of address or other information as provided in this Section shall be subject to criminal prosecution as provided in R.S. 15:542.1.4.

F.(1) The offender shall appear in person at the sheriff's office in the parish of residence at least three days prior to establishing temporary lodging to provide temporary lodging information regarding any place where the offender plans to stay for seven consecutive days or more.

(2) If the location of the temporary lodging is outside of the boundaries of the parish of registration, then the sheriff shall notify the sheriff of the parish of temporary lodging. If the location of the temporary lodging is out of state, then the sheriff shall notify the bureau.

Acts 2007, No. 460, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2008; Acts 2011, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 18, §1; Acts 2012, No. 200, §1; Acts 2012, No. 552, §1; Acts 2013, No. 408, §1.

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