Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:1364

  • Access area: means an outdoor area which is in the control of an operator and which is within a fifty-foot radius of an access facility. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:1363
  • Access facility: means an automated teller machine or a night depository. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:1363
  • Control: means to have actual authority to direct the circumstances of use of an access area or access facility, including its maintenance, lighting, and landscaping. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:1363
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Operator: means a state or national bank, savings association, credit union, industrial loans company, mutual savings bank, or other business entity that controls an access facility or access area. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:1363

A.  Each operator shall substantially comply with the provisions of R.S. 6:1365 through 1367 and shall also adopt procedures for the periodic evaluation of access facilities and access areas in his control.  However, compliance shall create no duty to relocate or cause structural modification to existing access facilities.

B.  An operator who has initially complied with the provisions of R.S. 6:1365 through 1367 and has adopted and implemented procedures to semiannually verify compliance with such provisions shall not be deemed to be in violation of this Chapter unless both of the following conditions exist:

(1)  The operator has actual or constructive knowledge of the violation.  For purposes of this Paragraph, constructive knowledge shall mean the existence of facts which infer actual knowledge.

(2)  The operator has failed to remedy the violation within thirty days of such knowledge.

C.  Substantial compliance with the provisions of this Chapter shall fulfill any duty of an operator to protect against the risk of harm to any user of an access facility or access area covered by this Chapter, and shall be a bar to any claim for damages arising from the use of access facilities and access areas covered by this Chapter, provided that the operator was not grossly negligent or did not act intentionally.

Acts 1995, No. 588, §1, eff. July 1, 1996.