2019 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
Title 14 - Criminal Law
§128.1. Terrorism

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 14:128.1 (2019)

RS 128.1 - Terrorism

A. Terrorism is the commission of any of the acts enumerated in this Subsection, when the offender has the intent to intimidate or coerce the civilian population, influence the policy of a unit of government by intimidation or coercion, or affect the conduct of a unit of government by intimidation or coercion:

(1) Intentional killing of a human being.

(2) Intentional infliction of serious bodily injury upon a human being.

(3) Kidnapping of a human being.

(4) Aggravated arson upon any structure, watercraft, or movable.

(5) Intentional aggravated criminal damage to property.

B.(1) Whoever commits the crime of terrorism as provided in Paragraph (A)(1) of this Section shall be punished by life imprisonment at hard labor, without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.

(2) Whoever commits the crime of terrorism as provided in Paragraph (A)(2) of this Section shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not more than thirty years.

(3) Whoever commits the crime of terrorism as provided in Paragraph (A)(3) of this Section shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not more than ten years.

(4) Whoever commits the crime of terrorism as provided in Paragraph (A)(4) of this Section shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than six years nor more than forty years. At least four years of the sentence of imprisonment shall be imposed without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.

(5) Whoever commits the crime of terrorism as provided in Paragraph (A)(5) of this Section shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than one year nor more than thirty years.

C. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to prevent lawful assembly and peaceful and orderly petition for the redress of grievances, including but not limited to any labor dispute between any employer and its employees.

Acts 2002, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 128, §2.

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