2018 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:560.4 - Electronic monitoring of sexually violent predators or child sexual predators
§560.4. Electronic monitoring of sexually violent predators or child sexual predators
A. Each sexual offender determined to be a sexually violent predator or a child sexual predator pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter shall be required to be electronically monitored by the division of probation and parole, Department of Public Safety and Corrections, in a fashion that provides for electronic location tracking.
B. Unless it is determined by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, pursuant to rules adopted in accordance with the provisions of this Section, that a sexual offender is unable to pay all or any portion of such costs, each sexual offender to be electronically monitored shall pay the cost of such monitoring.
C. The costs attributable to the electronic monitoring of an offender who has been determined unable to pay shall be borne by the department if, and only to the degree that, sufficient funds are made available for such purpose whether by appropriation of state funds or from any other source. Only in the case that a sexual offender determined to be a sexually violent predator or a child sexual predator is unable to pay his own electronic monitoring costs, and there are no funds available to the department to pay for such monitoring, may the requirements of electronic monitoring be waived.
D. The Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall develop, adopt, and promulgate rules, in the manner provided in the Administrative Procedure Act, that provide for the payment of such costs. Such rules shall contain specific guidelines which shall be used to determine the ability of the offender to pay the required costs and shall establish the reasonable costs to be charged. Such rules may provide for a sliding scale of payment so that an offender who is able to pay a portion, but not all of such costs, may be required to pay such portion.
E.(1) A person who fails to comply with the requirements of electronic monitoring shall, upon first conviction, be fined not more than one thousand dollars, imprisoned at hard labor for not less than two years nor more than ten years without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.
(2) Upon a second or subsequent conviction, the offender shall be fined three thousand dollars, imprisoned at hard labor for not less than five years nor more than twenty years without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.
Acts 2006, No. 186, §2, eff. June 2, 2006; Acts 2009, No. 205, §1.