2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:553 - Prohibition of employment for certain sex offenders

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:553 (2018)

§553. Prohibition of employment for certain sex offenders

            A. It shall be unlawful for any person who is required to maintain registration pursuant to Chapter 3-B of Title 15 to operate any bus, taxicab, or limousine for hire.

            B. It shall be unlawful for any person who is required to maintain registration pursuant to Chapter 3-B of Title 15 to engage in employment as a service worker who goes into a residence to provide any type of service.

            C. It shall be unlawful for any person whose offense involved a minor child and who is required to maintain registration pursuant to Chapter 3-B of Title 15 to operate any carnival or amusement ride.

            D. It shall be unlawful for any person who is required to maintain registration pursuant to Chapter 3-B of Title 15 to engage in employment as a door-to-door solicitor, peddler, or itinerant vendor selling any type of goods or services including magazines or periodicals or subscriptions to magazines or periodicals.

            E. For the purposes of this Section, the following terms and phrases shall have the meanings ascribed to them:

            (1) "Bus" means a motor vehicle with a seating capacity of six or more persons, exclusive of the operator, which is used in the transportation of passengers for hire, excluding any vehicle leased without the provision of a driver.

            (2) "Carnival or amusement ride" means either of the following:

            (a) A device that is intended to give amusement, excitement, pleasure, or thrills to riders whom the device carries along or around a fixed or restricted course or within a defined area.

            (b) A structure that gives amusement, excitement, pleasure, or thrills to people who move around, over, or through the structure without the aid of a moving device integral to the structure.

            (3) "Taxicab" means all motor vehicles for hire, carrying six passengers or less, including the driver thereof, which are subject to call from a garage, office, taxi stand, or otherwise.

            F. Any person who violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined not more than ten thousand dollars and imprisoned for not less than five years nor more than ten years at hard labor. Three years shall be served without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

            G. The provisions of this Section shall apply only to a person ordered by the court to register as a sex offender on or after August 15, 2010.

            Acts 2010, No. 973, §2, eff. July 6, 2010; Acts 2016, No. 267, §1.

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