Unlawful Presence of a Sexually Violent Predator — Louisiana

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Unlawful Presence of a Sexually Violent Predator — La RS 14:91.1

The physical presence of a sexually violent predator on the school property of any public or private, elementary or secondary school, or in any motor vehicle or other means of conveyance owned, leased, or contracted by such school to transport students to or from school or a school-related activity when persons under the age of eighteen years are present on the school property or in a school vehicle; or

The physical residing of a sexually violent predator within one thousand feet of any public or private elementary or secondary school, a day care center, group home, residential home, or child care facility, a family child day care home, playground, public or private youth center, public swimming pool, or free standing video arcade facility.

It shall not be a violation if the offender has permission to be present from the superintendent of the school board in the case of a public school or the principal or headmaster in the case of a private school.

If permission is granted to an offender to be present on public school property by the superintendent for that public school, then the superintendent shall notify the principal at least twenty-four hours in advance of the visit by the offender.  This notification shall include the nature of the visit and the date and time in which the sex offender will be present in the school.  The offender shall notify the office of the principal upon arrival on the school property and upon departing from the school.  If the offender is to be present in the vicinity of children, the offender shall remain under the direct supervision of a school official.


(1)  “School property” means any property used for school purposes, including but not limited to school buildings, playgrounds, and parking lots.

(2)  “Sexually violent predator” means an offender who has been convicted of a sex offense as defined in La R.S. 15:541 Paragraph 24 and who has a mental abnormality or antisocial personality disorder that makes the offender likely to engage in predatory sexually violent offenses as determined by the court upon receipt and review of relevant information including the recommendation of the sex offender assessment panel.


Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined not more than $1,000, imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both.

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