Louisiana Legislature Passes New Law Dealing with Employment of Sex Offenders

The Louisiana Legislature has passed a bill that based on the belief that sex offenders, sexually violent predators, and child predators pose a high risk of engaging in sex offenses and crimes against minors even after being released from incarceration. Two recent amendments to the laws regarding sex offenders, sexually violent predators, and child predators impact certain employers in Louisiana will go into effect.

It is now unlawful for a registered sex offender to work as a door-to-door salesperson, operate any bus, taxicab, or limousine for hire, engage in employment as a service worker who goes into residence to provide any type of service or operates any carnival or amusement ride.

If an individual is required to maintain registration as a sex offender under Louisiana law and is found to engage in any of the above type of work, that person (as opposed to the employing entity) shall be fined up to $10,000 and imprisoned for at least five years, though no more than ten years, at hard labor.

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