A.(1)  Threatening a public official is engaging in any verbal or written communication which threatens serious bodily injury or death to a public official.  

(2)  Except as provided in Subsection B, whoever commits the crime of threatening a public official shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.  

B.  Whoever commits the crime of threatening a public official with the intent to influence his conduct in relation to his position, employment, or official duty, or in retaliation as reprisal for his previous action in relation to his position, employment, or official duty, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.

C.  For the purpose of this Section, “public official” is defined as any executive, ministerial, administrative, judicial, or legislative officer of the state of Louisiana.  

Acts 1984, No. 607 §1.