2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:596 - Penalties

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:596 (2018)

§596. Penalties

A. Any head of an agency subject to the provisions of this Chapter who, after written notification by an authorized representative of the bureau, shall neglect or refuse to make any report or to do any act required by any provision of this Chapter shall be deemed guilty of nonfeasance in office and shall be subject to removal or a fine of not less than two thousand dollars nor more than five thousand dollars for each offense, or both.

B. Any individual who shall acquire or distribute any criminal history record, pursuant to this Chapter and except as authorized by law and in accordance with applicable rules and regulations of the bureau, shall be fined not less than five hundred nor more than one thousand dollars, and may be imprisoned for not more than three months for each offense, or both.

C. Any individual who transmits false information, withholds information, or prevents the transmission of information shall be fined not less than five hundred nor more than one thousand dollars, and may be imprisoned for not more than five years with or without hard labor for each offense, or both.

D. In addition to any criminal penalties, the deputy secretary is empowered to make reasonable administrative sanctions as he deems appropriate against those agencies who fail to comply with the provisions of this Chapter. Such sanctions may include, but are not limited to, loss of access to equipment and files maintained by the bureau.

Acts 1981, No. 449, §1, eff. July 1, 1981; Acts 1999, No. 816, §1.

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