A.  Any person who is convicted or adjudicated of an offense under the laws of another state, or military, territorial, foreign, tribal, or federal law for which R.S. 15:542 requires registration shall be subject to and shall comply with all of the registration requirements of this Chapter within three business days of establishing a residence in Louisiana and shall comply with all notification requirements required in R.S. 15:542.1 within twenty-one days of establishing a residence in Louisiana. Such person shall also notify the bureau within three business days of establishing residence in Louisiana and shall provide the bureau, within thirty days of establishing residence in Louisiana, certified copies of court records pertaining to the offense or offenses which require registration as a sex offender, including but not limited to the bill of information, indictment, court minutes, and final disposition.

B.(1)  When the bureau receives notification that a person described in Subsection A of this Section is establishing residence in Louisiana, it shall immediately notify the appropriate law enforcement agencies as provided in R.S. 15:542.

(2)(a)  Except as provided in Subparagraph (c) of this Paragraph, within sixty days of receiving the certified copies of court records from the offender as required by the provisions of Subsection A of this Section, the bureau shall determine which time period of registration under the provisions of R.S. 15:544 and the frequency of in-person periodic renewals under the provisions of R.S. 15:542.1 is applicable to the offender while residing in Louisiana.  This determination shall be based on a comparison of the elements of the offense of conviction or adjudication with the elements of the most comparable Louisiana offense.  The bureau shall post this official notification on the state sex offender and child predator registry within the ninety-day period provided in this Paragraph.  If the most comparable Louisiana offense is carnal knowledge of a juvenile, the bureau shall indicate so and give notice to the offender that he may qualify for relief from registration pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 15:542(F)(2) or (3) if the offender’s age and the age of the victim are within the limitations provided by R.S. 15:542.

(b)  Until the bureau makes a determination and posts an official notification as to the frequency of in-person periodic renewals, the offender shall renew and update his registration required by R.S. 15:542 in person every three months from the date of establishing a residence in Louisiana.  Thereafter, the frequency of in-person periodic renewals of the offender shall be pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 15:542.1.1, based on the determination made by the bureau, comparing the elements of the offense of conviction or adjudication with the elements of the most comparable Louisiana offense, as required by Subparagraph (a) of this Paragraph.

(c)  If the period of registration required by the offender’s jurisdiction of conviction is for the duration of the offender’s lifetime, the bureau shall not be required to determine which time period of registration and the frequency of in-person periodic renewals that would be applicable to the offender while residing in Louisiana as required by Subparagraph (a) of this Paragraph.  The duration of the registration for any such offender shall be for the duration of his lifetime pursuant to R.S. 15:544, and the frequency of in-person periodic renewals for the offender shall be every three months from the date of initial registration as required by R.S. 15:542.1.1(A)(1).

(3)  Within ninety days of the effective date of the provisions of Paragraph (2) of this Subsection, the bureau shall make a determination of the appropriate time period of registration under R.S. 15:544 and the number of required in-person periodic renewals under the provisions of R.S. 15:542.1.1 applicable to each sex offender or child predator convicted under the laws of another state, or military, territorial, foreign, tribal, or federal law who established a residence in this state prior to January 1, 2008.  The bureau shall post this official notification on the registry within the ninety-day time period provided in this Paragraph.  If the most comparable Louisiana offense is carnal knowledge of a juvenile, the bureau shall indicate so and give notice to the offender that he may qualify for relief from registration pursuant to R.S. 15:542 (F)(2) or (3) if the offender’s age and the age of the victim are within the limitations provided by R.S. 15:542.

(4)  Any offender convicted or adjudicated under the laws of another state, or military, territorial, foreign, tribal, or federal law who establishes a residence in this state and is required to register and notify pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter may appeal the bureau’s determination of the applicable time period of registration and frequency of in-person periodic renewals through an administrative hearing as provided in R.S. 49:950 et seq.  The offender shall have one year from the date that the bureau posted its determination on the registry to appeal.  The duty to register and notify according to the determination of the bureau made pursuant to the provisions of this Subsection shall be binding and shall not be suspended or stayed pending appeal of the classification of the offender.

C.  Any nonresident full-time or part-time worker employed in this state who would be required to register in his state of residence shall register with the appropriate law enforcement agencies as provided in R.S. 15:542 within three business days of employment.  The provisions of this Subsection shall apply to any person employed in this state, with or without compensation.

D.  Nonresident full-time or part-time students enrolled in this state who are required to register in their state of residence shall register within three business days with the appropriate law enforcement agencies as provided in R.S. 15:542.

E.  Any resident of this state required to register as required by R.S. 15:542 shall notify the appropriate law enforcement agencies as provided in R.S. 15:542 if he leaves the state for full-time or part-time employment in another state, with or without compensation, for a period of more than seven consecutive days or for an aggregate of thirty days or more during the calendar year.

F.  Any resident of this state required to register under the provisions of this Chapter shall notify the appropriate law enforcement agencies as provided in R.S. 15:542 within three business days if he leaves the state to enroll in any school as a full-time or part-time student.

G.  Any resident of this state required to register under the provisions of this Chapter shall notify the bureau of his intent to establish a residence in another state within three days prior to establishing residence in the other state.

H.  When an offender who was convicted of or adjudicated for an offense under the laws of another state, or military, territorial, foreign, tribal, or federal law requiring registration pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter appears in person for initial registration with the appropriate law enforcement agency in his parish of residence, the law enforcement agency shall follow the procedures set forth in R.S. 15:543(B)(1) through (7).

Acts 2007, No. 460, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2008; Acts 2008, No. 816, §1; Acts 2010, No. 400, §1; Acts 2012, No. 129, §1, eff. May 14, 2012; Acts 2013, No. 132, §1.