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Chapter 1-A Louisiana Sentencing Commission 15:321 – 15:324
Chapter 1-B Sentencing Policy: Use of Risk and Needs Assessment and Evaluation Tool 15:325 – 15:327
Chapter 2 Evidence 15:423 – 15:523
Chapter 3 Habitual Offender Law 15:529.1 – 15:529.2
Chapter 3-A Sexual Offender Law 15:535 – 15:539.4
Chapter 3-B Registration of Sex Offenders, Sexually Violent Predators, and Child Predators 15:540 – 15:553
Chapter 3-C Louisiana Sexual Assault Oversight Commission 15:555 – 15:556
Chapter 3-D Sex Offender Assessment Panels 15:560 – 15:560.6
Chapter 3-E Supervised Release of Sex Offenders 15:561 – 15:561.7
Chapter 3-F Registration of Persons Who Commit Offenses Involving Arson 15:562 – 15:562.6
Chapter 4 Execution of Sentence 15:565 – 15:571.61
Chapter 5 Reprieve, Pardon, and Parole 15:572 – 15:574.62
Chapter 6 Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information 15:575 – 15:598
Chapter 6-A DNA Detection of Sexual and Violent Offenders 15:601 – 15:625
Chapter 6-B Registry of Violent Offenses Against Peace Officers 15:641 – 15:647
Chapter 6-C Louisiana Repository for Unidentified and Missing Persons Information Program 15:651 – 15:662
Chapter 7 Prisons and Correctional Institutions 15:701 – 15:1199.26
Chapter 8 Louisiana Commission On Law Enforcement and the Administration of Criminal Justice 15:1201 – 15:1229.1
Chapter 9 Parish Jail Facilities 15:1251 – 15:1256
Chapter 10 Electronic Surveillance 15:1301 – 15:1318
Chapter 11 Louisiana Racketeering Act 15:1351 – 15:1356
Chapter 12 Criminal Street Gangs 15:1401 – 15:1407
Chapter 13 Juvenile Delinquency and Gang Prevention 15:1421 – 15:1430
Chapter 13-A Juvenile Jurisdiction Planning and Implementation Act 15:1441 – 15:1442
Chapter 14 Adult Protective Services Act 15:1501 – 16
§ 15:301 Remittance of fine or imprisonment
§ 15:301.1 Sentences without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence; correction
§ 15:302 Whenever prison districts have been established the rules of sentencing set forth below shall be followed:
§ 15:303 Maximum fine or imprisonment when not specified
§ 15:304 Expenses to be paid by parishes; juror’s fee in city of New Orleans
§ 15:305 Probation in neglect of family cases
§ 15:306 Operating a vehicle while intoxicated; additional conditions of probation; ignition interlock devices
§ 15:307 Ignition interlock devices; installation and certification
§ 15:308 Ameliorative penalty provisions; retroactivity; amendment of sentence; time limitations

Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes > Title 15 > CODE TITLE XXX

  • Abandoned cemetery: shall mean any cemetery which is no longer being used for interments, is not being maintained in good condition, and has fallen into a state of disrepair, including tombs and headstones that have collapsed or been destroyed, walls and fences that have fallen apart, and trees and bushes that have grown amongst and within grave spaces. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:933
  • ABLE account: means a special savings account for financing of certain qualified expenses of persons with disabilities as specifically provided for in this Chapter that conforms with all applicable standards and requirements set forth for ABLE accounts in the ABLE Act. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:3082
  • Account: means any deposit or credit account with a bank, including a demand, time, savings, passbook, share draft, or like account, other than an account evidenced by a certificate of deposit;

    (2)  "Afternoon" means the period of a day between noon and midnight;

    (3)  "Banking day" means the part of a day on which a bank is open to the public for carrying on substantially all of its banking functions;

    (4)  "Clearing house" means an association of banks or other payors regularly clearing items;

    (5)  "Customer " means a person having an account with a bank or for whom a bank has agreed to collect items, including a bank that maintains an account at another bank;

    (6)  "Documentary draft" means a draft to be presented for acceptance or payment if specified documents, certificated securities (R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:4-104

  • Accrued liability: shall mean the entry age normal accrued liability. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2252
  • Accumulated contributions: shall mean the sum of all the amounts deducted from the earnable compensation of a member and credited to his individual account in the annuity savings fund. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2252
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Actuarial assumptions: shall mean the calculations used by an actuary engaged annually by the board to calculate the amounts necessary to fund the members' annuities. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2252
  • Actuarial certification: means a written statement by a member of the American Academy of Actuaries that a health insurance issuer is in compliance with the provisions of this Subpart, based upon the actuary's examination, including a review of the appropriate records and of the actuarial assumptions and methods utilized by the health insurance issuer in establishing rates for applicable health benefit plans. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Actuarial equivalent: shall mean the amount required to fund the member's annuity based upon the calculations of the actuary on the basis of mortality tables approved by the board of trustees and regular interest at a rate fixed by the board of trustees. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2252
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Adjournment sine die: The end of a legislative session "without day." These adjournments are used to indicate the final adjournment of an annual or the two-year session of legislature.
  • Adjusted for inflation: means increased in accordance with the formula for inflation adjustment set forth in Exhibit C to the Master Settlement Agreement. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5062
  • Adoption date: means the date as of which the board of directors of the reorganizing mutual initially approves and adopts the plan of reorganization. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:236
  • Adoption date: means the date as of which the board of directors of the reorganizing mutual initially approves and adopts the plan of reorganization. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:237.2
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Advisory Council: means the ABLE Account Advisory Council. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:3082
  • Affiliate: means a person who directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls or is controlled by or is under common control with the person specified. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:236
  • Affiliate: means a person who directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls or is controlled by or is under common control with the person specified. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:237.2
  • Affiliate: means a person who directly or indirectly owns or controls, is owned or controlled by, or is under common ownership or control with, another person. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5062
  • Affiliate: means , in relation to a person, a subsidiary of the person or an entity which owns beneficially or of record a majority of the outstanding equity interests of the person. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1803
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Aggrieved person: means a person who was party to any intercepted wire or oral communication or a person against whom the interception was directed. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1302
  • Agreement: means any agreement between a wholesaler and a supplier, whether oral or written, whereby a wholesaler is granted the right to purchase and sell a brand or brands of beer sold by a supplier. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:802
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Allocable share: means allocable share as that term is defined in the Master Settlement Agreement. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5062
  • Ambulance service: means any person who through the use of one or more ambulances and certified emergency medical technicians as defined in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:4751
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Ancillary business: means a business owned by the wholesaler, by a substantial stockholder of a wholesaler, or by a substantial partner of a wholesaler the primary business of which is directly related to the transporting, storing, or marketing of the brand or brands of beer of a supplier with whom the wholesaler has an agreement; or a business owned by a wholesaler, a substantial stockholder of a wholesaler, or a substantial partner of a wholesaler which recycles empty beverage containers of the supplier. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:802
  • Annuity: means payments for life derived from the "accumulated contributions" of a member. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Annuity reserve: shall mean the present value of all payments to be made on account of any annuity, or benefit in lieu of any annuity, computed upon the basis of such mortality tables as shall be adopted by the board of trustees, and regular interest. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2252
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Articles: means the original articles of incorporation and all amendments thereto including those contained in merger agreements or, if restated, the latest restatement thereof except in those instances in which the context refers expressly to the original articles of incorporation only. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:201
  • articles of incorporation: as used in this Part shall be deemed to include the articles of conversion of a converted corporation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:416
  • articles of incorporation: as used in this Chapter shall be deemed to include the articles of conversion of a converted corporation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:2817
  • Articles of organization: means documents filed under R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1301
  • Assets: means all of a state bank's property and rights of every kind. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:201
  • association: means a corporation, or unincorporated association, owned by or composed of the unit owners and through which the unit owners manage and regulate the condominium. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:1121.103
  • Association: means an association organized under this Part. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:443
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Aural transfer: means a transfer containing the human voice at any point between and including the point of origin and the point of reception. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1302
  • Authority: shall mean the political subdivision and body politic and corporate created, organized and existing pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter, or if the Authority shall be abolished, the board, body, commission, department or officer succeeding to the principal functions thereof or to whom the powers given by this chapter may be given by law. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:4545.3
  • Authority: means the Louisiana Tuition Trust Authority. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:3082
  • Authorized prescriber: means a person licensed, registered, or otherwise authorized by the appropriate licensing board to prescribe prescription drugs in the course of professional practice. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1060.1
  • Average final compensation: shall mean the average annual earned compensation of an employee for any period of thirty-six successive or joined months of service as an employee during which the said earned compensation was the highest. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2252
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bailee: means a person that by a warehouse receipt, bill of lading, or other document of title acknowledges possession of goods and contracts to deliver them. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:7-102
  • Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
  • Bailor: means a person that delivers possession of goods to a bailee. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:7-102
  • Balanced treatment: means providing whatever information and instruction in both creation and evolution models the classroom teacher determines is necessary and appropriate to provide insight into both theories in view of the textbooks and other instructional materials available for use in his classroom. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:286.3
  • Ballot: means a paper ballot or electronic ballot, where applicable. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 18:1302
  • Base health care facility: means a facility or institution providing health care services, including but not limited to a hospital or other licensed inpatient center, ambulatory surgical or treatment center, skilled nursing facility, inpatient hospice facility, residential treatment center, diagnostic, laboratory, or imaging center, or rehabilitation or other therapeutic health setting that has entered into a contract or agreement with a facility-based physician. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Basic health care services: means emergency care, inpatient hospital and physician care, outpatient medical and chiropractic services, and laboratory and x-ray services. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:242
  • Basket: means a one and one-half bushel circular container that may be used for the measurement of oysters to be sold or purchased. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4602
  • Beer: means a beverage obtained by alcoholic fermentation of an infusion or concoction of barley or other grain, malt, and hops in water. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:802
  • Beneficiary: means the eligible recipient of a pension, annuity, retirement allowance, or other benefit provided in this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Beneficiary: shall mean any person designated to receive a pension, an annuity, a retirement allowance, or other benefit as provided by this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2252
  • Benefit contract: means the agreement for provision of benefits authorized by R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:284
  • Benefit enforcement proceeding: means any claim or action for one or both of the following:

    (a)  Failure of a benefit corporation to pursue or create general public benefit or a specific public benefit set forth in its articles. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1803

  • Benefit member: means an adult member who is designated by the laws or rules of the society to be a benefit member under a benefit contract. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:284
  • Benefit officer: means the individual designated as the benefit officer of a benefit corporation pursuant to R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1803
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Board: means the Prison Enterprises Board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1151
  • Board: means the board of commissioners of the Tri-Parish Juvenile Justice Commission. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1096
  • Board: means the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:4041
  • Board: means the parish board of election supervisors of each parish. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 18:1302
  • Board: shall mean the Louisiana Cemetery Board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:933
  • Board: means the State Board of Election Supervisors. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 18:567.1
  • Board of Trustees: means the board provided for in Part V of this Chapter to administer the retirement system. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Board of trustees: shall mean the board provided for in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2252
  • Bonds: means any debt obligations issued by any governmental unit, as hereinafter defined, and shall include, but not by way of limitation, the following: bonds, refunding bonds, notes, and certificates payable from and secured by (a) ad valorem and other taxes, (b) other revenues from whatever source derived, and (c) local or special assessments. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5121
  • booting: means the act of placing on a parked motor vehicle a mechanical device that is designed to be attached to the wheel or tire or other part of such vehicle so as to prohibit its usual manner of movement. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1741
  • Borrower: means a person obtaining or desiring to obtain a loan of money, a credit card, or a line of credit. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3574.2
  • Brand: means any name, trademark, or other designation under which an agricultural liming material is sold. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1430.2
  • Brand family: has the meaning as set forth in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Brand family: means all styles of cigarettes sold under the same trade mark and differentiated from one another by means of additional modifiers or descriptors, including but not limited to "menthol" "lights" "kings" and "100s" and includes any brand name (alone or in conjunction with any other word), trademark, logo, symbol, motto, selling message, recognizable pattern of colors, or any other indicia of product identification identical or similar to, or identifiable with, a previously known brand of cigarettes. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5072
  • Bulk: means in nonpackaged form. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1430.2
  • Burden: means that the government, directly or indirectly, does any of the following:

    (a)  Constrains or inhibits conduct or expression mandated by a person's sincerely held religious tenet or belief. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5234

  • bureau: means the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:576
  • Burnt lime: means a material made from limestone which consists primarily of calcium oxide or a combination of calcium and magnesium oxides. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1430.2
  • Business: means any trade, occupation, profession, or other commercial activity, including but not limited to professions licensed by a state or other governmental agency whether or not engaged in for profit. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1301
  • Capital: means the sum of capital stock, surplus, and undivided profits or, as to mutual state banks, as defined by R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:201
  • Capital stock: means the sum of the par value of the shares outstanding plus any amounts in excess of par value transferred from surplus to capital stock in respect of such shares less any part of such amounts transferred from capital stock to surplus as permitted by this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:201
  • Carrier: means a person that issues a bill of lading. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:7-102
  • Catfish: means only those species within the family Ictaluridae, Ariidae or Loricariidae. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4733
  • Catfish product: means any item capable of use as human food which is made wholly or in part from any catfish or portion thereof, except products which contain catfish only in small proportions or historically have not been, in the judgment of the commissioner, considered by consumers as products of the United States commercial catfish industry and which are exempted from definition as a catfish product by the commissioner under such conditions as he may prescribe to assure that the catfish or portions thereof contained therein are not adulterated and that such products are not represented as catfish products. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4733
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • Cellular tracking device: means a device that transmits or receives radio waves to or from a communications device in a manner that interferes with the normal functioning of the communications device or communications network and that can be used to intercept, collect, access, transfer, or forward the data transmitted or received by the communications device, or stored on the communications device; includes an international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) catcher or other cell phone or telephone surveillance or eavesdropping device that mimics a cellular base station and transmits radio waves that cause cell phones or other communications devices in the area to transmit or receive radio waves, electronic data, location data, information used to calculate location, identifying information, communications content, or metadata, or otherwise obtains this information through passive means, such as through the use of a digital analyzer or other passive interception device; and does not include any device used or installed by an electric utility solely to the extent such device is used by that utility to measure electrical usage, to provide services to customers, or to operate the electric grid. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1302
  • Certificate: means the document issued as written evidence of the benefit contract. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:284
  • Certification: means a certificate or certification received from an industry recognized organization or a Work Ready Certificate from the Louisiana Workforce Commission or a competency certification developed by the department. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1199.3
  • Chalk: means a soft, friable, loosely consolidated material composed primarily of calcium carbonate. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1430.2
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Cigar: includes any roll of tobacco for smoking, irrespective of size or shape, and irrespective of the tobacco being flavored, adulterated, or mixed with any other ingredients, where such roll has a wrapper made chiefly of tobacco. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Cigarette: includes any roll for smoking made wholly or in part of tobacco, irrespective of size or shape and irrespective of the tobacco being flavored, adulterated, or mixed with any other ingredient, where such roll has a wrapper or cover made of paper, or any other material except where such wrapper is wholly or in greater part made of tobacco. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • cigarette: includes "roll-your-own" i. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5062
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • Clerk: means the clerk of court of each parish, except that in a parish having both a civil and a criminal sheriff, the word refers to the civil sheriff. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 18:1302
  • College campus: means the premises and grounds of an institution of postsecondary education. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3577.2
  • Commission: means the Tri-Parish Juvenile Justice Commission. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1096
  • Commission: means the governing authority of St. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1098.2
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of insurance, or his deputy, or the Department of Insurance, as appropriate. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:236
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of alcohol and tobacco control. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of insurance, or his deputy, or the Department of Insurance, as appropriate. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:237.2
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of insurance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:242
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of insurance of the state of Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:361
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of insurance of the state of Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:381
  • Commissioner: means the Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of alcohol and tobacco control. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5072
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of insurance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, or his duly authorized representatives acting at his discretion. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4602
  • Commissioner: means the Louisiana commissioner of agriculture and forestry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4733
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of insurance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1132
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of financial institutions. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3577.2
  • Committee membership: Legislators are assigned to specific committees by their party. Seniority, regional balance, and political philosophy are the most prominent factors in the committee assignment process.
  • Common disaster: A sudden and extraordinary misfortune that brings about the simultaneous or near-simultaneous deaths of two or more associated persons, such as husband and wife.
  • Common elements: means the portion of the condominium property not a part of the individual units. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:1121.103
  • Common expenses: means :

    (a)  Expenses of administration, maintenance, repair, and replacement of the common elements. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:1121.103

  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • communication by wire: means any aural transfer made in whole or in part through the use of facilities used for the transmission of communications by aid of wire, cable, or other like connection between the points of origin and reception, including the use of such connection in a switching station, furnished or operated by any person licensed to engage in providing or operating such facilities for the transmission of communications and such term includes any electronic storage of such communication, and such term includes the radio portion of a cordless, portable, or cellular telephone communication that is transmitted between the cordless, portable, or cellular handset and the base or transmitting tower or unit. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1302
  • Communications common carrier: means any person engaged as a common carrier for hire in communication by wire, radio, or electronic communications; however, a person engaged in commercial radio broadcasting which is supervised by the Federal Communications Commission shall not, insofar as such person is so engaged, be deemed a common carrier. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1302
  • communications device: means any type of instrument, device, or machine that is capable of transmitting or receiving telephonic, electronic, radio, text, or data communications, including but not limited to a cellular telephone, a text-messaging device, a personal digital assistant, a computer, or any other similar wireless device that is designed to engage in a call or communicate text or data. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1302
  • Complainant: means the person who files a complaint with the board under this Subpart. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 18:567.1
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
  • Condominium parcel: means a unit together with the undivided interest in the common elements which is an inseparable component part of the unit. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:1121.103
  • Condominium property: means all interests in land, improvements thereon, and all servitudes and rights attaching to the condominium. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:1121.103
  • Conduit individual retirement account: means an account which is covered by the provisions of Section 408(a) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, provided the account only contains assets rolled over to the account as an eligible rollover distribution from a qualified plan, plus earnings on those assets, but does not contain any other assets. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Consignee: means a person named in a bill of lading to which or to whose order the bill promises delivery. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:7-102
  • Consignor: means a person named in a bill of lading as the person from which the goods have been received for shipment. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:7-102
  • Constituent entity: means each limited liability company, partnership, partnership in commendam, limited partnership, or corporation which is party to an agreement of merger or consolidation pursuant to R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1301
  • Consumer: means any person who purchases agricultural liming materials for use on fields owned or leased by that person. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1430.2
  • Contents: when used with respect to any wire, electronic, or oral communication includes any information concerning the substance, purport, or meaning of that communication. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1302
  • Contingent beneficiary: Receiver of property or benefits if the first named beneficiary fails to receive any or all of the property or benefits in question before his (her) death.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Control: has the meaning set forth in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:236
  • Control: means the same as that set forth in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:237.2
  • Cooperative: means a corporation organized under this Part and a corporation which becomes subject to this Part in the manner hereinafter provided. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:402
  • Cooperative: means a corporation organized under this Chapter and a corporation which becomes subject to this Chapter in the manner hereinafter provided. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:2803
  • Corporation: means a corporation formed under the laws of this state or a foreign corporation as defined in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1301
  • cost of a project: shall mean , but shall not be limited to, the cost of acquisition, construction, reconstruction, improvement, enlargement, betterment or extension of any project, including the cost of studies, plans, specifications, surveys and estimates of costs and revenues relating thereto, the cost of labor and materials; the cost of land, land rights, rights-of-way and easements, water rights, fees, permits, approvals, licenses, certificates, franchises, and the preparation of applications for securing the same; administrative, legal, engineering and inspection expenses; financing fees, expenses and costs; working capital; costs of fuel and fuel supply resources and related facilities; interest on bonds during the period of construction and for such reasonable period thereafter as may be determined by the governing body; establishment of reserves; and all other expenditures of the Authority incidental, necessary or convenient to the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, improvement, enlargement, betterment or extension of any project and the placing of the same in operation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:4545.3
  • Council: means the Louisiana State Interagency Coordinating Council for EarlySteps established pursuant to R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 28:462
  • Council: means the Reentry Advisory Council. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1199.3
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Court: means any duly constituted district court or court having family or juvenile jurisdiction. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 28:2
  • Court of competent jurisdiction: means state district courts of general criminal jurisdiction and those courts exercising appellate jurisdiction thereof. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1302
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • Covered health care services: means health care services that are either covered and payable under the terms of health insurance coverage or required by law to be covered. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Covered person: means a policyholder, subscriber, enrollee, insured, or other individual participating in a health benefit plan. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Craft: means an occupation or trade requiring manual dexterity, specified training, and certification or licensing. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1199.3
  • Creation-science: means the scientific evidences for creation and inferences from those scientific evidences. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:286.3
  • Credit card: means a writing, number, or other evidence of an undertaking to pay for property or services delivered or rendered to or upon the order of a designated person or bearer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3577.2
  • Credit disability insurance: means insurance on a debtor to provide indemnity for payment becoming due on a specified loan or other credit transaction while the debtor is disabled as defined in the insurance policy or certificate issued to the debtor. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:361
  • Creditable Service: means "Prior Service" plus "Membership Service" for which credit is allowable as provided in Part III of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Creditable service: shall mean service for which credit is allowable as provided in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2252
  • criminal justice agency: means any government agency or subunit thereof, or private agency which, through statutory authorization or a legal formal agreement with a governmental unit or agency has the power of investigation, arrest, detention, prosecution, adjudication, treatment, supervision, rehabilitation or release of persons suspected, charged, or convicted of a crime; or which collects, stores, processes, transmits, or disseminates criminal history record or crime information. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:576
  • criminal justice information system: means all agencies, procedures, mechanisms, media, and forms as well as the information itself which are or become involved in the origination, collection, transmittal, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of information related to offenses or offenders in Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:576
  • criminal justice system: means that body of agencies at the federal, state, or local level, which may legally arrest, detain, prosecute, adjudicate, treat, supervise, rehabilitate or release, or collect, store, process, transmit, or disseminate criminal history record or crime information. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:576
  • criminal street gang: means any ongoing organization, association, or group of three or more persons, whether formal or informal, which has as one of its primary activities the commission of one or more of the criminal acts enumerated in Paragraphs (1) through (13) of Subsection B of this Section or which has a common name or common identifying sign or symbol, whose members individually or collectively engage in or have engaged in a pattern of criminal gang activity. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1404
  • Damage: shall mean the intentional or inadvertent hurt, harm, or injury to a component of a historic cemetery or to an isolated grave so as to lessen or destroy its historic, cultural, or scientific value. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:933
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Days: means calendar days unless otherwise specified. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5072
  • Dealer: includes every person who manufactures or purchases cigars, cigarettes, or other tobacco products for distribution or resale in this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Declarant: means :

    (a)  If the condominium has not yet been created, any person who offers to dispose of or disposes of his interest in a unit not previously disposed of; or

    (b)  If the condominium has been created, any person who has executed a declaration, or an amendment to a declaration to add additional property to the condominium regime, other than persons holding interests in the property solely as security for a debt or persons whose interest in the property will not be conveyed to unit owners. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:1121.103

  • declaration: means the instrument by which immovable property is made subject to this Part. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:1121.103
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
  • Delivery order: means a record that contains an order to deliver goods directed to a warehouse, carrier, or other person that in the ordinary course of business issues warehouse receipts or bills of lading. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:7-102
  • Demonstrates: means meeting the burdens of going forward with evidence and persuasion. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5234
  • Department: means the Department of Children and Family Services, office of children and family services. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:315.40
  • Department: means the Louisiana Department of Corrections. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1151
  • Department: means the Louisiana Department of Health. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 28:462
  • Department: means the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1199.3
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Forestry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1
  • Department: means the Department of Insurance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1020.1
  • Department: means the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4602
  • Department: means the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4733
  • Department: means the state Department of Education. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:4041
  • Department: shall mean the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:933
  • Department: shall mean the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:1270.2
  • Department: means the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:1271.2
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Depository: means an institution which contracts with the state librarian to participate in the public document depository system. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:121.1
  • Designated beneficiary: has the meaning ascribed in 26 U. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:3082
  • Designated member: means the spouse, child, grandchild, parent, brother, or sister of a deceased individual who owned an interest, including a controlling interest, in a wholesaler, or any person who inherits under the deceased individual's will, or under the laws of intestate succession of this state; or any person who or entity which has otherwise, through a valid testamentary device by the deceased individual, succeeded the deceased individual in the wholesaler's business, or has succeeded to the deceased individual's ownership interest in the wholesaler pursuant to a written contract or instrument which has been previously approved by the supplier; and also includes the appointed and qualified personal representative and the testamentary trustee of a deceased individual owning an ownership interest in a wholesaler. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:802
  • Destruction: shall mean intentionally or inadvertently destroying components of a historic cemetery by violent disintegration of its fabric so as to reduce the components to ruin. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:933
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Direct retail sale: means the sale of catfish, catfish products, siluriformes, or siluriforme products individually or in small quantities directly to the consumer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4733
  • Director: shall mean the executive director of the Firefighters' Retirement System. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2252
  • directory: means the directory compiled by the attorney general under R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • directory: means the directory compiled by the attorney general under R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5072
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Distressed neighborhood business district: shall mean a defined geographic area which includes buildings and structures which have housed businesses or other commercial activities and also includes adjacent residential areas  and which defined geographic area has pervasive poverty and unemployment, a high incidence of crime, narcotics use, homelessness, abandoned housing and deteriorated infrastructure, substantial population decline, or other similar indicators of general distress. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:1270.2
  • Distributor: means a person who sells, offers for sale, or distributes agricultural liming materials in this state on the wholesale level. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1430.2
  • Distributor: means any person offering for sale, exchange, or barter any catfish, catfish products, siluriformes, or siluriforme products destined for direct retail sale in Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4733
  • District: means the Tri-Parish Juvenile Justice District. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1096
  • District: means any city, parish, or other local public school district, the Recovery School District, and the Special School District. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:4041
  • Dividend protections: means provisions in a plan of reorganization designed to protect, through a closed block or other means, the reasonable dividend expectations of policyholders who own individual, dividend-paying policies. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:236
  • Dividend protections: means provisions in a plan of reorganization designed to protect, through a closed block or other means, the reasonable dividend expectations of policyholders who own individual, dividend-paying policies. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:237.2
  • Division: shall mean the office of cultural development, division of archaeology, within the department. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:933
  • domestic limited liability company: means an entity that is an unincorporated association having one or more members that is organized and existing under this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1301
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Draft: means a draft as defined in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:4-104
  • Drawee: means a person ordered in a draft to make payment. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:4-104
  • drug: means any of the following:

    (a)  A substance for which federal or state law requires a prescription before the substance may be legally dispensed to the public. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1060.1

  • Early intervention services: means developmental services that:

                (a) Are provided under public supervision. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 28:462

  • Early voting: means the period of time prior to any scheduled election when any person who is qualified to vote may vote in person at a place designated by the registrar as provided in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 18:1302
  • Earnable compensation: means the compensation earned by a member during the full normal working time as a teacher. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Earnable compensation: shall mean the full amount of compensation earned by an employee on a regular tour of duty, including supplemental pay paid by the state of Louisiana, educational incentive pay, holiday pay, seniority incentive pay, and pay to an employee acting in a civil service classification higher than the one he holds, but shall not include overtime. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2252
  • Effective date: means the date upon which the reorganization of the reorganizing mutual is effective, as provided in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:236
  • Effective date: means the date upon which the reorganization of the reorganizing mutual is effective, as provided in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:237.2
  • Election official: means the parish board of election supervisors; clerks and their employees who perform duties in the election process; registrars of voters and their employees; the secretary of state and employees of his office who perform duties in the election process; and the poll commissioners, including the commissioner-in-charge. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 18:1302
  • Election official: means :

    (a)  The parish board of election supervisors. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 18:1466

  • Electronic communication: means any transfer of signs, signals, writings, images, sounds, data, or intelligence of any nature transmitted in whole or in part by a wire, radio, electromagnetic, photoelectronic, or photo-optical system, but does not include any of the following:

                (i) Any oral communication. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1302

  • Electronic communications service: means any service which provides to users thereof the ability to send or receive wire or electronic communications. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1302
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Electronic mail: includes electronic messages that are transmitted through a local, regional, or global computer network. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:4757
  • Electronic mail address: means a destination, commonly expressed as a string of characters, to which electronic mail can be sent or delivered. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:4757
  • Eligible entity: shall mean a nonprofit organization designated by a municipality to receive grants pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter and which has been designated as exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:1270.2
  • Eligible individual: means a person with a disability who meets the criteria necessary to qualify as an eligible individual as provided in 26 U. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:3082
  • Eligible member: means a person who, on the adoption date, owns, or is deemed by the plan of reorganization to own, a policy of a mutual insurer or a reorganized insurer that is, or that is deemed by the plan of reorganization to be, in force with such insurer on such adoption date, or a person who is deemed eligible by the plan of reorganization. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:236
  • Eligible member: means a person who, on the adoption date, owns, or is deemed by the plan of reorganization to own, a policy of a mutual insurer or a reorganized insurer that is, or that is deemed by the plan of reorganization to be, in force with such insurer on such adoption date, or a person who is deemed eligible by the plan of reorganization. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:237.2
  • Emergency medical condition: means a medical condition manifesting itself by symptoms of sufficient severity, including severe pain, such that a prudent layperson, who possesses an average knowledge of health and medicine, could reasonably expect that the absence of immediate medical attention would result in serious impairment to bodily functions, serious dysfunction of a bodily organ or part, or would place the person's health or, with respect to a pregnant woman, the health of the woman or her unborn child, in serious jeopardy. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Emergency services: means health care items and services furnished or required to evaluate and treat an emergency medical condition. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Employee: shall mean any full-time firefighter or any person in a position as defined in the municipal fire and police civil service system who is employed by a fire department of any municipality, parish, or fire protection district of the state of Louisiana, excepting Orleans and Lafayette Parishes, and who is earning at least three hundred seventy-five dollars per month excluding state supplemental pay. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2252
  • Employer: means the state of Louisiana, any city, parish, or other local school board, the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, any board created by Article VIII of the Constitution of Louisiana, or any other agency of and within the state or a political subdivision by which a teacher is paid. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Employer: shall mean any municipality, parish, or fire protection district in the state of Louisiana, excepting Orleans and Lafayette Parishes, which employs a full-time fireman, and the Firefighters' Retirement System. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2252
  • Enrolled bill: The final copy of a bill or joint resolution which has passed both chambers in identical form. It is printed on parchment paper, signed by appropriate officials, and submitted to the President/Governor for signature.
  • Enrollee: means an individual who is enrolled in a health maintenance organization. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:242
  • Enterprise: means any individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or other legal entity, or any unchartered association, or group of individuals associated in fact and includes unlawful as well as lawful enterprises and governmental as well as other entities. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1352
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Episode: shall mean a singular instance in which a youth is placed under the supervision, care, or custody of the office of juvenile justice. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:932
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Essential community providers: means providers that serve predominantly low-income, medically underserved individuals, including those providers defined in Section 340B(a)(4) of the Public Health Service Act and providers described in Section 1927(c)(1)(D)(i)(IV) of the Social Security Act as set forth by Section 221 of Public Law 111-8. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Established residential neighborhood: means a defined geographic area which has consisted of buildings and structures for housing individuals and families which has existed as a residential neighborhood since before 1971. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:1271.2
  • Evidence of coverage: means any certificate, agreement, or contract issued to an enrollee setting out the coverage to which the enrollee is entitled by reason of payment of a prepaid charge. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:242
  • Evolution-science: means the scientific evidences for evolution and inferences from those scientific evidences. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:286.3
  • Excessive: means the rate charged for the health insurance coverage causes the premium or premiums charged for the health insurance coverage to be unreasonably high in relation to the benefits provided under the particular product. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Exercise of religion: means the practice or observance of religion under Article 1, Section 8, of the Constitution of Louisiana and the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America and includes the ability to act or refuse to act in a manner substantially motivated by a sincerely-held religious belief, whether or not the exercise is compulsory or a central part or central requirement of the person's religious belief. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5234
  • Exporter license: means the stamping agent designation as set forth in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Facility: means a part or portion of an establishment which is designed so as to impede a minor's access to a vending machine by walls or other separation in combination with signs designed to notify the public that persons under the age of eighteen are prohibited from the area. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Facility: means any juvenile detention facility, shelter care facility, or such other juvenile justice facility. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1096
  • Facility-based physician: means a physician licensed to practice medicine who is required by the base health care facility to provide services in a base health care facility, including an anesthesiologist, hospitalist, intensivist, neonatologist, pathologist, radiologist, emergency room physician, or other on-call physician, who is required by the base health care facility to provide covered health care services related to any medical condition. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Farm-raised catfish: means a catfish that has been specifically produced in fresh water according to the usual and customary techniques of commercial aquaculture and includes fillets, steaks, nuggets, and any other flesh from a "farm-raised catfish". See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4733
  • Federal election: means a general, special, primary, or runoff election for federal office; and a primary election held for the expression of a preference for the nomination of individuals for election to the office of president. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 18:567.1
  • Federal postcard application: means an application for absentee by mail ballot as permitted by 50 U. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 18:1302
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Federal review threshold: means any rate increase that results in a ten percent or greater rate increase, or such other threshold as required by federal law or regulation or any rate that, when combined with all rate increases and decreases during the previous twelve-month period, would result in an aggregate ten percent or greater rate increase. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: means the period beginning July first of any year and ending June thirtieth of the next succeeding year. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Food service establishment: means a restaurant, cafeteria, lunch room, food stand, saloon, tavern, bar, lounge, or other similar facility operated as an enterprise engaged in the business of selling food to the public. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4733
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Foreign limited liability company: means a limited liability company formed under the laws of any state other than this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1301
  • Foreign limited partnership: means a limited partnership formed under the laws of any state other than this state or under the laws of any foreign country. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1301
  • Foreign partnership: means a partnership formed under the laws of any state other than this state, or under the laws of any foreign country. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1301
  • formulary: means a list of prescription drugs which meets any of the following criteria:

    (a)  For which a health benefit plan provides coverage. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1060.1

  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • front footage: as used in this Chapter shall mean the footage of each lot or parcel of real estate abutting the right of way or street along which the distribution line is constructed. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:4160.5
  • front footage: shall mean the footage of each lot or parcel of real estate abutting the right of way or street, along which the drainage line is constructed. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:4160.25
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • General public benefit: means a material positive impact on society and the environment, taken as a whole, assessed against a third-party standard, from the business and operations of a benefit corporation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1803
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Good faith: means honesty in fact and the observance of reasonable commercial standards of fair dealing in the trade. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:802
  • Goods: means all things that are treated as movable for the purposes of a contract for storage or transportation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:7-102
  • Governing authority: means the governing authority of a parish. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1096
  • Governing authority: means the governing authority of a parish or parishes having a youth center or a juvenile detention center authority. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1099.2
  • Governing authority: means the governing authority of any public elementary or secondary school. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:4041
  • Governing authority of a nutrition program provider: means any authority which has executed an agreement or contract with the state Department of Education to participate in a nutrition program authorized by this Subpart. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:191
  • Governing body: means the board or body in which the bond issuing power of a governmental unit is vested. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5121
  • Governing body: shall mean the board or body in which the general legislative powers of the Authority are vested pursuant hereto. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:4545.3
  • governmental agency: means any of the following:

    (a)  Any board, commission, court, department, agency, special district, authority, or other entity of the state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5234

  • Governmental unit: means the state of Louisiana, municipalities, parishes, parish and municipal school boards and districts, levee boards and districts, housing authorities, bridge authorities, community improvement agencies, redevelopment agencies, all other political subdivisions of the state, public trusts, corporations, districts, boards, authorities, agencies, and units of local government and nonprofit corporations created by or governed by the governing authorities of parishes or municipalities, any special service districts, such as water, sewerage, garbage, and lighting districts created by or pursuant to legislative acts and any other districts, boards, authorities, and agencies of the state of Louisiana authorized to issue bonds. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5121
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grave space: shall mean a grave, crypt, vault, niche, tomb, lawn crypt, or any other property used or intended to be used for the interment of human remains. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:933
  • Ground shells: means a material obtained by grinding the shells of mollusks. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1430.2
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Health benefit plan: means a policy, contract, certificate, or subscriber agreement entered into, offered, or issued by a health insurance issuer to provide, deliver, arrange for, pay for, or reimburse any of the costs of health care services. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Health care facility: means an institution providing health care services or a health care setting, including but not limited to hospitals and other licensed inpatient centers, ambulatory surgical or treatment centers, skilled nursing centers, diagnostic, laboratory and imaging centers, and rehabilitation and other therapeutic health settings. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Health care professional: means a physician or other health care practitioner licensed, certified, or registered to perform specified health care services consistent with state law. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Health care provider: means a person, partnership, corporation, facility, or institution licensed by this state to provide health care or professional services as a physician, dentist, chiropractor, podiatrist, optometrist, pharmacist, dietician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, or psychologist. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:4751
  • Health care services: means any services rendered by providers which include but are not limited to medical and surgical care; psychological, optometric, optic, chiropractic, podiatric, nursing, and pharmaceutical services; health education, rehabilitative, and home health services; physical therapy; inpatient and outpatient hospital services; dietary and nutritional services; laboratory and ambulance services; and any other services for the purpose of preventing, alleviating, curing, or healing human illness, injury, or physical disability. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:242
  • Health care services: means services, items, supplies, or drugs for the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, cure, or relief of a health condition, illness, injury, or disease. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Health care services: means services, items, supplies, or prescription drugs for the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or relief of a health condition, illness, injury, or disease. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1060.1
  • Health insurance coverage: means benefits consisting of medical care provided or arranged for directly, through insurance or reimbursement, or otherwise, and includes health care services paid for under any health benefit plan. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • health insurance coverage: means services consisting of medical care, provided directly, through insurance or reimbursement, or otherwise, and including items and services paid for as medical care under any hospital or medical service policy or certificate, hospital or medical service plan contract, preferred provider organization, or health maintenance organization contract offered by a health insurance issuer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Health insurance issuer: means an entity subject to the insurance laws and regulations of this state, or subject to the jurisdiction of the commissioner, that contracts or offers to contract, or enters into an agreement to provide, deliver, arrange for, pay for, or reimburse any of the costs of health care services, including a sickness and accident insurance company, a health maintenance organization, a preferred provider organization or any similar entity, or any other entity providing a plan of health insurance or health benefits. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Health insurance issuer: means any entity that offers health insurance coverage through a policy, certificate of insurance, or subscriber agreement subject to state law that regulates the business of insurance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Health maintenance organization: means any corporation organized and domiciled in this state which undertakes to provide or arrange for the provision of basic health care services to enrollees in return for a prepaid charge. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:242
  • Healthcare facility: means an institution providing healthcare services or a healthcare setting, including but not limited to hospitals and other licensed inpatient centers, ambulatory surgical or treatment centers, skilled nursing centers, diagnostic, laboratory, and imaging centers, and rehabilitation and other therapeutic health settings. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1020.1
  • Healthcare professional: means a physician or other healthcare practitioner licensed, certified, or registered to perform specified healthcare services consistent with state law. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1020.1
  • Healthcare services: means services, items, supplies, or drugs for the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, cure, or relief of a health condition, illness, injury, or disease. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1020.1
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Historic cemetery: shall mean any abandoned cemetery located in the state that is more than fifty years old and is not subject to the laws, rules, and regulations of the board or Chapter 10-A of Title 8 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:933
  • Hospital: means an institution licensed as such by the state of Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:4751
  • Human remains: means the body or parts thereof of a deceased person and includes the body or parts thereof in any stage of decomposition, as well as cremated remains. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:953
  • Human skeletal remains: shall mean any part of the body of a deceased human being in any stage of decomposition. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:933
  • Hydrocarbon gas: means a combustible organic gas containing only one carbon and hydrogen. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1601
  • IDEA: means the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 28:462
  • Importer: means any person in the United States to whom non-tax-paid cigarettes manufactured in a foreign country are shipped or consigned, any person who removes cigarettes for sale or consumption in the United States from a customs bonded manufacturing warehouse, and any person who smuggles or otherwise unlawfully brings cigarettes into the United States. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5072
  • In forma pauperis: In the manner of a pauper. Permission given to a person to sue without payment of court fees on claim of indigence or poverty.
  • Inadequate: means rates for a particular product are clearly insufficient to sustain projected losses and expenses, or the use of such rates. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Independent: means having no material relationship with a benefit corporation or a subsidiary of the benefit corporation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1803
  • Index rate: means the average rate resulting from the estimated combined claims experience for all Essential Health Benefits, pursuant to 42 U. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Individual market: means the market for health insurance coverage offered to individuals other than in connection with a group health plan. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Infant or toddler with a disability: means an individual under three years of age who needs early intervention services because of either of the following:

                (i) The individual is experiencing developmental delays, as measured by appropriate diagnostic instruments and procedures in the areas of cognitive development, physical development, communication development, social or emotional development, or adaptive development. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 28:462

  • Institution of postsecondary education: means any institution under the management of the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System, the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, the Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, and the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges or any private or accredited college in the state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3577.2
  • Instrument: means any instrument, whether or not negotiable, which evidences the indebtedness of one or more persons. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:5321
  • Insurable interest: as used in this Chapter means any lawful and substantial economic interest in the safety or preservation of the subject of the insurance free from loss, destruction, or pecuniary damage. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:853
  • insured: means an individual who is enrolled or insured by a health insurance issuer under a health benefit plan. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1060.1
  • Insured: includes any policyholder, including a dependent, enrollee, subscriber, or member, who is covered through any policy or subscriber agreement offered by a health insurance issuer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Intended parents: means a married couple who each exclusively contribute their own gametes to create their embryo and who enter into an enforceable gestational carrier contract, as defined in this Chapter, with a gestational carrier pursuant to which the intended parents will be the legal parents of the child resulting from an in utero embryo transfer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2718.1
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Intercept: means the aural or other acquisition of the contents of any wire, oral, or electronic communication through the use of any electronic, mechanical, or other device. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1302
  • interest: means a member's rights in a limited liability company, collectively, including the member's share of the profits and losses of the limited liability company, the right to receive distributions of the limited liability company's assets, and any right to vote or participate in management. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1301
  • Internal Revenue Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • inventory value: as used in this Subpart , means the cost of property purchased by the trustee and the market value of other property at the time it became subject to the trust, but in the case of a testamentary trust the trustee may use any value finally determined for the purposes of an estate tax. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2157
  • Investigative or law enforcement officer: means any commissioned state police officer of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections who, in the normal course of his law enforcement duties, is investigating an offense enumerated in this Chapter, and the district attorney authorized by law to prosecute or participate in the prosecution of such offense. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1302
  • Isolated grave: shall mean any marked grave site that is not part of a larger cemetery and is not subject to the laws, rules, and regulations of the board or Chapter 10-A of Title 8 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:933
  • Issuer: means a bailee that issues a document of title or, in the case of an unaccepted delivery order, the person that orders the possessor of goods to deliver. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:7-102
  • issuer: means any entity that offers a health benefit plan through a policy, contract, or certificate of insurance subject to state law that regulates the business of insurance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1060.1
  • Item: means an instrument or a promise or order to pay money handled by a bank for collection or payment. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:4-104
  • Jobber: means a person who buys or sells agricultural liming materials in this state for another person and who is paid commissions for his services. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1430.2
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Joint meeting: An occasion, often ceremonial, when the House and Senate each adopt a unanimous consent agreement
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • Judge: means the senior judge of a judicial district court of the state, any judge of the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, or a judge designated by a majority vote of the court in writing in advance to consider applications for warrants or orders under this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1302
  • Jurisprudence: The study of law and the structure of the legal system.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Label: means any written or printed matter on or attached to a package of materials or an invoice for a shipment of bulk materials. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1430.2
  • Label: means a display of written, printed, or graphic matter upon or affixed to the container or wrapper in which catfish, catfish products, siluriformes, or siluriforme products are offered for direct retail sale. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4733
  • Labeling: means all labels and other written, printed, or graphic matter upon a catfish, catfish product, siluriforme, or siluriforme product or any of its containers or wrappers, offered for direct retail sale. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4733
  • large employer: means , in connection with a group health plan with respect to a calendar year and a plan year, an employer who employed an average of at least fifty-one employees on business days during the preceding calendar year and who employs at least two employees on the first day of the plan year. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Last known address: means the mailing address or the electronic mail address provided by the lessee in the latest rental agreement or the mailing address or the electronic mail address provided by the lessee in a subsequent written notice of a change of address. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:4757
  • Law clerk: Assist judges with research and drafting of opinions.
  • Laws: means the society's articles of incorporation, constitution, and bylaws, however designated. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:284
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Lessee: means a person, his sublessee, successor, or assign, entitled to the use of storage space at a self-service storage facility under a rental agreement, to the exclusion of others. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:4757
  • Lessee in ordinary course of business: means a person that becomes a lessee of goods in good faith, without knowledge that the lease violates the rights of another person in the goods, and in the ordinary course from a person, other than a pawnbroker, in the business of selling or leasing goods of that kind. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:7-102
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: means any license, certification, registration, permit, approval, or other similar document evidencing admission to or granting authority for any of the following:

    (a)  To engage in a profession, occupation, business, or industry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:315.40

  • Licensing authority: means any state board, commission, department, agency, officer, or other entity which issues, authorizes, or otherwise regulates licenses as defined in Paragraph (4) of this Section. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:315.40
  • lien: means a privilege on movable property created by operation of law in favor of a creditor. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:7-102
  • Limited common elements: means those common elements reserved in the condominium declaration for the exclusive use of a certain unit or certain units. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:1121.103
  • Limited partnership: means a partnership in commendam formed under the laws of this state or a foreign limited partnership as defined in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1301
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • livestock: means any animal bred, kept, maintained, raised, or used for show, profit, or for the purpose of selling or otherwise producing crops, animals, or plant or animal products for market. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:2651
  • Livestock: means cattle, buffalo, bison, oxen, and other bovine; horses, mules, donkeys, and other equine; sheep; goats; swine; domestic rabbits; fish, turtles, and other animals identified with aquaculture that are located in artificial reservoirs or enclosures that are both on privately owned property and constructed so as to prevent, at all times, the ingress and egress of fish life from public waters; imported exotic deer and antelope, elk, farm-raised white-tailed deer, farm-raised ratites, and other farm-raised exotic animals; chickens, turkeys, and other poultry; and animals placed under the jurisdiction of the commissioner of agriculture and forestry and any hybrid, mixture, or mutation of any such animal. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:2802
  • Loan originator or broker: means any person, except any regulated or supervised financial organization, credit union, licensed commercial or consumer lender, insurance company, consumer loan broker, or mortgage broker or lender, provided that the person excepted is licensed or registered with and subject to regulation or supervision by an agency of the United States or any state and is acting within the scope of the license, charter, or other permit, who:

    (a)  For, or in expectation of, consideration paid by the borrower, directly or indirectly arranges or attempts to arrange, or offers to fund or make a loan of money, a credit card, or a line of credit. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3574.2

  • Local governmental subdivision: means a parish or municipality. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 18:581
  • Local superintendent: means the appropriate city or parish school superintendent. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:3831
  • Local system: means the appropriate city or parish school board or system. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:3831
  • Lodge: means subordinate member units of the society, known as camps, courts, councils, branches, or by any other designation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:284
  • Lot: means the quantity of materials from which a sample has been taken and which the sample represents. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1430.2
  • Low-performing school: means an academically unacceptable school as determined by the board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:4041
  • Manager of livestock: means any person other than an owner of livestock having the care and control of livestock. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:2802
  • managers: means a person or persons designated by the members of a limited liability company to manage the limited liability company as provided in its articles of organization. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1301
  • Manufacturer: means anyone engaged in the manufacture, production, or foreign importation of tobacco products who sells to wholesalers. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Manufacturer: means a person who produces agricultural liming materials which are sold, offered for sale, or distributed in this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1430.2
  • Marital deduction: The deduction(s) that can be taken in the determination of gift and estate tax liabilities because of the existence of a marriage or marital relationship.
  • Markup: The process by which congressional committees and subcommittees debate, amend, and rewrite proposed legislation.
  • Marl: means a granular or loosely consolidated earthy material composed primarily of seashell fragments and calcium carbonate. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1430.2
  • Master Settlement Agreement: means the settlement agreement, and related documents, entered into on November 23, 1998, by the state and leading United States tobacco product manufacturers. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5062
  • Material relationship: means the relationship between a person and a benefit corporation or any of its subsidiaries if any of the following apply:

    (a)  The person is, or has been within the last three years, an employee, other than a benefit officer, of the benefit corporation, or an affiliate of the benefit corporation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1803

  • materials: means solid or liquid materials which contain calcium or magnesium and which are sold, offered for sale, or distributed for use in neutralizing acidity in agricultural soils. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1430.2
  • Medical loss ratio: means the ratio of expected incurred benefits to expected earned premium over the time period of coverage, subject to the requirements of federal law, regulation, or rule. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Member: means : (a) with respect to a mutual insurer, a policyholder who owns or is deemed by the plan of reorganization to own a policy of the mutual insurer; or (b) with respect to a mutual insurance holding company, a member of such mutual insurance holding company, as defined in such company's articles of incorporation and bylaws or as defined in the plan of reorganization. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:236
  • Member: means any teacher included in the membership of the system as provided in Part II of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Member: means : (a) with respect to a mutual insurer, a policyholder who owns or is deemed by the plan of reorganization to own a policy of the mutual insurer; or (b) with respect to a mutual insurance holding company, a member of such mutual insurance holding company, as defined in such company's articles of incorporation and bylaws or as defined in the plan of reorganization. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:237.2
  • Member: means each incorporator of a cooperative and each person admitted to and retaining membership therein, and shall include a husband and wife admitted to joint membership. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:402
  • Member: means an actual member of an association without capital stock and the holder of common stock in an association organized with capital stock. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:443
  • Member: shall include any employee, as defined in Paragraph (10) of this Section, included in the membership of this system as provided in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2252
  • Member: means a person with a membership interest in a limited liability company with the rights and obligations specified under this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1301
  • Member: means each incorporator of a cooperative and each person admitted to and retaining membership therein, and shall include a husband and wife admitted to joint membership. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:2803
  • Membership service: shall mean service as an employee or elected official while a member of this system. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2252
  • Menu: means any listing of food and beverage options for a diner or customer to select from regardless of its form. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4733
  • Merger: means a business combination pursuant to R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1-1101
  • Minimum vote: means :

    (a)  In the case of a business corporation, the approval by holders of two-thirds of the shares present and voting of each class or series and any other approval or vote required under the Business Corporation Law or the articles. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1803

  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Modification: shall mean the altering of the original substance of a grave space. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:933
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • Motor vehicle: means every vehicle which is self-propelled, excluding a motorized bicycle. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1601
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • Net weight: means the weight of the commodity excluding any materials, substances, or items not considered to be part of the commodity. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4602
  • network: means an entity, including a health insurance issuer, that, through contracts or agreements with health care providers, provides or arranges for access by groups of covered persons to health care services by health care providers who are not otherwise or individually contracted directly with a health insurance issuer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • New entity: means the entity into which constituent entities consolidate, as identified in the agreement or certificate of consolidation provided for in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1301
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Nonparticipating manufacturer: means any tobacco product manufacturer that is not a participating manufacturer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5072
  • Nutrition program: means a program under which meals or snacks are served by any governing authority of a nutrition program provider in this state on a nonprofit basis to individuals in attendance, including any such program under which a nutrition program provider receives assistance out of the funds appropriated by the Congress of the United States. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:191
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligor: means any individual legally obligated to support a child or children pursuant to an order of support. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:315.40
  • office: shall mean the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, youth services, office of juvenile justice. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:932
  • Office: means the Office of Financial Institutions in the office of the governor. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3574.2
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Oral communication: means any oral communication uttered by a person exhibiting an expectation that such communication is not subject to interception under circumstances justifying such expectation, but such term does not include any electronic communication. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1302
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Overtime: shall mean the additional hours worked above the regular tour of duty required by the local governing authority for which the member works and the compensation therefor. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2252
  • Owner: means the owner, operator, lessor, or sublessor of a self-service storage facility, his agent, or any other person authorized by him to manage the facility or to receive rent from a lessee under a rental agreement. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:4757
  • Owner of livestock: means any person owning livestock. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:2802
  • Package: means any pack or other container on which a stamp could be applied consistent with and as required by R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5072
  • Package: means any commodity packed or packaged in any manner in advance of sale in units suitable for either wholesale or retail sale. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4602
  • Parent: means a person who meets the definition of such term in federal regulations relative to early intervention programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families (34 CFR 303. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 28:462
  • Parent corporation: means a stock corporation that is or has been organized for the purpose of acquiring, directly or indirectly, all of the common shares of a reorganized insurer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:236
  • Parent corporation: means a corporation, including a limited liability company, that is or has been organized for the purpose of acquiring, directly or indirectly, all of the common shares of a reorganized insurer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:237.2
  • Parish: means St. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1098.2
  • Parish: means a parish in which a youth center is sited. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1099.2
  • Parliamentarian: The Parliamentarian is an advisor on the interpretation of legislative rules and procedures.
  • Participating manufacturer: has the meaning given that term in section II (jj) of the Master Settlement Agreement and all amendments thereto. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5072
  • Participating municipality: shall mean any municipality in the state of Louisiana that, on the effective date of this Act, is engaged in the generation, transmission, or distribution of electricity and which, pursuant to the procedures provided herein, becomes represented by a director appointed by said municipality to the board of directors of the Authority. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:4545.3
  • Participating parish: means any parish which has entered into a participation agreement with the commission by which certain space within the facility is subleased to house juveniles from the participating parish. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1096
  • Participating parish: means any parish which has entered into a participation agreement with St. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1098.2
  • Participating parish: means any parish which has entered into a participation agreement with a parish having a youth center by which certain space within the center is subleased to house juveniles from the participating parish. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1099.2
  • Particular product: means a basic insurance policy form, certificate, or subscriber agreement delineating the terms, provisions, and conditions of a specific type of coverage or benefit under a particular type of contract with a discrete set of rating and pricing methodologies that a health insurance issuer offers in the state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Partnership: means a partnership formed under the laws of this state or a foreign partnership as defined in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1301
  • party to a share exchange: means any domestic or foreign corporation or eligible entity that will do any of the following:

    (1)  Merge under a plan of merger. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1-1101

  • pattern of criminal gang activity: means the commission or attempted commission of two or more of the following offenses, provided that the offenses occurred within a three-year period, and the offenses are committed on separate occasions or by two or more persons:

    (1)  Aggravated battery or second degree battery as defined in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1404

  • Pattern of racketeering activity: means engaging in at least two incidents of racketeering activity that have the same or similar intents, results, principals, victims, or methods of commission or otherwise are interrelated by distinguishing characteristics and are not isolated incidents, provided at least one of such incidents occurs after August 21, 1992, and that the last of such incidents occurs within five years after a prior incident of racketeering activity. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1352
  • Pen register: means a device which records and decodes dialing, routing, addressing, or signaling information transmitted by an instrument or facility from which a wire or electronic communication is transmitted, if the information does not include the contents of the communication. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1302
  • Person: means an individual, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a joint stock company, a trust, an unincorporated organization, a limited liability company, a limited liability partnership, a government or governmental agency, a state or political subdivision of a state, board, estate, trustee or fiduciary, or any other legal entity. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:236
  • Person: means any natural person, trustee, company, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Person: means an individual, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a joint stock company, a trust, an unincorporated organization, a limited liability company, a limited liability partnership, a government or governmental agency, a state or political subdivision of a state, board, estate, trustee or fiduciary, or any other legal entity. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:237.2
  • Person: means any individual, company, insurer, association, organization, reciprocal or inter-insurance exchange, partnership, business, trust, limited liability company, or corporation which provides vehicle mechanical breakdown insurance in this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:361
  • Person: includes any natural person, firm, association, corporation, business trust, partnership, federal agency, state or political subdivision or agency thereof, or any body politic. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:402
  • Person: means any individual, company, insurer, association, organization, reciprocal or inter-insurance exchange, partnership, business, trust, limited liability company, or corporation which provides property residual value insurance in this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:381
  • Person: includes individuals, firms, partnerships, corporations, and associations. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:443
  • Person: means an individual or any legal or commercial entity, including a corporation, business trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, or joint venture. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1
  • person: means an individual, partnership, committee, association, corporation, or any other organization or group of persons. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5062
  • Person: means any natural person, trustee, company, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5072
  • person: includes an individual and also includes a church, association of churches or other religious order, body or institution which qualifies for exemption from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) or (d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (Public law 99-514, 26 U. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5234
  • Person: means an individual, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a joint venture, a joint stock company, a trust, an unincorporated organization, any similar entity, or any combination thereof. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Person: means both plural and singular, as the case demands, and includes individuals, partnerships, corporations, companies, societies, and associations

                (14)(a) Except as provided in Subparagraph (b) of this Paragraph, "petroleum product" means any refined hydrocarbon mixture including motor oil, kerosene, gasoline, gasohol, diesel fuel, aviation fuel, heating kerosene, and any blend of two or more refined hydrocarbon mixtures except liquefied petroleum gas and natural gas. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4602

  • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1430.2
  • Person: includes any natural person, firm, association, corporation, business trust, partnership, state or political subdivision or agency thereof, or any body politic. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:2803
  • Person: means a natural person, corporation, partnership, limited partnership, domestic or foreign limited liability company, joint venture, trust including a common law trust, business trust, statutory trust, voting trust, or any other form of trust, estate, or association. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1301
  • Person: includes any individual, partnership, corporation, and association, or other legal entity. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4733
  • Person: as used in this Chapter means an individual or corporation, partnership, trust, association, joint venture pool, syndicate, sole proprietorship, unincorporated organization, or any other form of entity not specifically listed herein. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, association, corporation, government, political subdivision, or governmental agency. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:4751
  • Person: means any employee or agent of the state or a political subdivision thereof, and any individual, partnership, association, joint stock company, trust, or corporation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1302
  • Persons: means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, firm, or other business entity. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1741
  • Petit jury: A group of citizens who hear the evidence presented by both sides at trial and determine the facts in dispute. Federal criminal juries consist of 12 persons. Federal civil juries consist of six persons.
  • petroleum product: shall include compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas as those terms are defined in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4602
  • Physician: means a person licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1060.1
  • Place of business: means the place where the tobacco orders, alternative nicotine products orders, or vapor products orders are received, or where the taxable tobacco articles are sold, or if sold by a retail dealer upon a railroad train or on or from any other vehicle, the vehicle on which or from which the taxable articles or alternative nicotine products or vapor products are sold by the retail dealer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Place of business: means a permanent location or a portion of a permanent location from which business, in a regulated profession or occupation, is transacted. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • plan: means an entity which provides benefits through or by a health insurance issuer consisting of health care services provided directly, through insurance or reimbursement, or otherwise and including items and services paid for as health care services under any hospital or medical service policy or certificate, hospital or medical service plan contract, preferred provider organization agreement, or health maintenance organization contract; however, "health benefit plan" shall not include benefits due under Chapter 10 of Title 23 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 or limited benefit and supplemental health insurance policies, benefits provided under a separate policy, certificate, or contract of insurance for accidents, disability income, limited scope dental or vision benefits,  benefits for long-term care, nursing home care, home health care, or specific diseases or illnesses, or any other limited benefit policy or contract as defined in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1060.1
  • Plan of reorganization: means the plan of reorganization adopted by the reorganizing mutual in compliance with this Subpart. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:236
  • Plan of reorganization: means the plan of reorganization adopted by the reorganizing mutual in compliance with this Subpart. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:237.2
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Policy: means an individual or group policy of insurance or annuity contract issued, or deemed by the plan of reorganization to have been issued, by a mutual insurer or by a reorganized insurer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:236
  • Policy: means an individual or group policy of insurance issued, or deemed by the plan of reorganization to have been issued, by a mutual insurer or by a reorganized insurer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:237.2
  • Policyholder: means a person who, on the basis of the records and the organizational documents of the mutual insurer or reorganized insurer, is deemed to be a policyholder of such insurer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:236
  • Policyholder: means a person who, on the basis of the records and the organizational documents of the mutual insurer or reorganized insurer, is deemed to be a policyholder of such insurer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:237.2
  • political subdivision: means :

    (1)  Any parish, municipality, special district, school board, sheriff, public board, institution, department, commission, district, corporation, agency, authority, or an agency or subdivision of any of these, and other public or governmental body of any kind which is not a state agency. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5102

  • Political subdivision: means a parish, municipality, and any other unit of local government, including a school board and a special district, authorized by law to perform governmental functions. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 18:581
  • Position holder: means the person who holds the inventory position in motor fuel in a terminal as reflected on the records of the terminal operator. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4602
  • Possession: means the exercise of control over human remains. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:953
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Premiums: means premiums, rates, dues, or other required contributions by whatever name known, which are payable under the certificate. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:284
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Principal: means the amount financed or amount deferred under a consumer credit transaction. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516
  • Private property: means any privately owned parking facility at any location or any parking lot or street which is privately owned and is located near or contiguous to premises having one or more stores or business establishments which is used for the parking of motor vehicles or for vehicular travel by the owner or customers of such establishments and those having express or implied permission of the owner. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1741
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Processor: means any person engaged in handling, storing, preparing, manufacturing, packing, or holding catfish, catfish products, siluriformes, or siluriforme products. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4733
  • Program: means the inmate rehabilitation and workforce development program operated by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections as authorized by the provisions of this Part. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1199.3
  • Program: means a program limited to providing incentive pay to teachers for not using sick leave days. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:3831
  • Program: means the Louisiana Guaranteed Benefits Pool. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1132
  • Program: shall mean the Louisiana Historic Cemetery Preservation Program. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:933
  • Program: shall mean the Neighborhood Enhancement Program as established in this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:1270.2
  • Program: means the Magnolia Street Residential Neighborhood Enhancement Program as established by this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:1271.2
  • Project: shall mean any system or facilities proposed, existing or under construction within the state for the generation, transmission, transformation or supply of electric power and energy by any means whatsoever, or for the development, production, manufacture, procurement, handling, transportation, storage, fabrication, enrichment, processing or reprocessing of fuel of any kind or any facility or rights with respect to the supply of water, any interest therein, securities issued in connection with the financing thereof and any right to output, capacity or services thereof, but does not include facilities for the distribution of electric energy for retail sale. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:4545.3
  • property: means immovable property, including servitudes and other rights in or to immovable property. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 19:1
  • property: means immovable property, including servitudes and other rights in or to immovable property, and any electric light, gas or waterworks plants. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 19:101
  • property: means any portion of immovable property, including servitudes and other rights in or to immovable property, where there are no buildings or structures for support or shelter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 19:121
  • property: means any portion of immovable property, including servitudes and other rights in or to immovable property, and the term "governing authority" means the governing authority of the parish of East Baton Rouge and the city of Baton Rouge. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 19:131
  • Property: means all classes of movable or immovable property recognized under the laws of this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:381
  • Property residual value insurer: means any person or organization, whether domestic, foreign, or alien, issuing or attempting to issue property residual value policies as defined herein. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:381
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Provider: means any physician, hospital, or other person, organization, institution, or group of persons licensed or otherwise authorized in this state to furnish health care services. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:242
  • provider: means a health care professional or a health care facility. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Public document: means informational matter, for public distribution regardless of format, method of reproduction, source, or copyright, originating in or produced with the imprint of, by the authority of, or at the total or partial expense of, any state agency. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:121.1
  • Public highway: means a public way for vehicular traffic, including the entire area dedicated thereto and the bridges, culverts, structures, appurtenances and features necessary to or associated with its purpose, and refers to those highways designated in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:2802
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public School: means any school conducted within the state under the authority and supervision of a city, parish, or other local school board and any educational institution supported by and under the control of the state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Purchase: means acquisition in any manner, for any consideration. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Purchase: means acquisition in any manner, for any consideration. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5072
  • Qualified disability expense: means an expense made for a purpose authorized in federal law and regulation relative to ABLE accounts for the benefit of a person with a disability who is a designated beneficiary participating in the program. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:3082
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Rack: means a mechanism for delivering motor fuel from a refinery, terminal, marine vessel, or bulk plant into a transport vehicle, railroad tank car, or other means of transfer that is outside the bulk transfer/terminal system. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4602
  • racketeering activity: means committing, attempting to commit, conspiring to commit, or soliciting, coercing, or intimidating another person to commit any crime that is punishable under the following provisions of Title 14 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law, or the Louisiana Securities Law:

                (1) R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1352

  • Rate: means the rate initially filed or filed as a result of determination of rates by a health insurance issuer for a particular product. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • rate increase: includes a premium volume-weighted average increase for all insureds for the aggregate rate changes during the twelve-month period preceding the proposed rate increase effective date. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Reasonable qualifications: means the standard of the reasonable criteria established and consistently used by the respective supplier for similarly situated wholesalers that entered into, continued, or renewed an agreement with the supplier during a period of twenty-four months prior to the proposed transfer of the wholesaler's business, or for similarly situated wholesalers who have changed managers or designated managers during a period of twenty-four months prior to the proposed change in the manager or successor manager of the wholesaler's business. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:802
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Registrar: means the registrar of voters of each parish. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 18:1302
  • Reinsurer: means a person licensed under this Subpart engaged in the reinsuring of vehicle mechanical reimbursement insurance, residual value insurance, or credit disability insurance policies, or any combination of kinds of insurance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:361
  • Released claims: means released claims as that term is defined in the Master Settlement Agreement. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5062
  • Releasing parties: means releasing parties as that term is defined in the Master Settlement Agreement. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5062
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Rental agreement: means any agreement or lease, written or oral, entered into between the owner and a lessee, that establishes or modifies the terms, conditions, rules, or any other provisions concerning the use of self-service storage facility. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:4757
  • Reorganized company: means either: (a) a reorganized insurer resulting from the reorganization of a mutual insurer under this Subpart; or (b) a reorganized insurance holding company. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:236
  • Reorganized company: means either: (a) a reorganized insurer resulting from the reorganization of a mutual insurer under this Subpart; or (b) a reorganized insurance holding company. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:237.2
  • Reorganized insurance holding company: means a former mutual insurance holding company reorganized as a stock insurance holding company, or a stock insurance holding company into which a mutual insurance holding company has been merged, pursuant to a plan of reorganization under this Subpart. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:236
  • Reorganized insurance holding company: means a former mutual insurance holding company reorganized as a stock insurance holding company, or a stock insurance holding company into which a mutual insurance holding company has been merged, pursuant to a plan of reorganization under this Subpart. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:237.2
  • Reorganized insurer: means : (a) with respect to a conversion of a mutual insurer under this Subpart, the domestic stock insurer into which a mutual insurer is being or has been reorganized; or (b) with respect to the conversion of a mutual insurance holding company under this Subpart, any former mutual insurance company previously reorganized as a stock insurance company as part of a mutual insurance holding company reorganization under R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:236
  • Reorganized insurer: means : (a) with respect to a conversion of a mutual insurer under this Subpart, the domestic stock insurer into which a mutual insurer is being or has been reorganized; or (b) with respect to the conversion of a mutual insurance holding company under this Subpart, any former mutual insurance company previously reorganized as a stock insurance company as part of a mutual insurance holding company reorganization under R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:237.2
  • Reorganizing mutual: means a mutual insurer or mutual insurance holding company that is reorganizing pursuant to this Subpart. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:236
  • Reorganizing mutual: means a mutual insurer or mutual insurance holding company that is reorganizing pursuant to this Subpart. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:237.2
  • Replacement cost: means the cost per unit at which the merchandise sold or offered for sale could have been bought by the seller at any time within thirty days prior to the date of sale or the date upon which it is offered for sale by the seller if bought in the same quantity as the seller's last purchase of the merchandise. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Residual value: shall mean the value of property at a specific future time, which value is determined by agreement at the time the contract of lease or sale is entered into. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:381
  • Respondent: means any state or local election official whose actions relating to a federal election are asserted, in a complaint under this Subpart, to be in violation of Title III of the Help America Vote Act of 2002. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 18:567.1
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retail dealer: includes every dealer other than a wholesale dealer, or manufacturer who sells or offers for sale cigars, cigarettes, other tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, or vapor products, irrespective of quantity or the number of sales. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • retail sale: means any transfer for valuable consideration, made in the ordinary course of trade or in the usual conduct of the seller's business, of title to tangible movable property to the purchaser. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Retailer: means "retail dealer" as provided in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5072
  • Retailer: means a person who sells agricultural liming materials to consumers in this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1430.2
  • Retailer: means any person offering for sale catfish, catfish products, siluriformes, or siluriforme products to individual consumers and representing the last sale prior to human consumption and includes food service establishments unless otherwise stated herein. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4733
  • Retaliatory action: means the refusal to continue an agreement, or a material reduction in the quality of service or quantity of products available to a wholesaler under an agreement, which refusal or reduction is not made in good faith. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:802
  • Retirement: means withdrawal from active service with a retirement allowance granted under the provisions of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Retirement: shall mean withdrawal from active service with a retirement allowance granted under the provisions of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2252
  • Retirement allowance: means the sum of the annuity and the pensions or any optional benefit payable in lieu thereof. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Retirement allowance: shall mean any benefit paid to a member under R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2252
  • Retirement System: means the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana as defined in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Retirement system: shall mean the Firefighters' Retirement System as established in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2252
  • revenue bonds: shall mean bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness of the Authority issued by the authority pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:4545.3
  • River or lake catfish: means a catfish that has been produced in a freshwater lake, river, or stream but has not been produced according to the usual and customary techniques of commercial aquaculture. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4733
  • Road hazard: shall include but not be limited to potholes, rocks, curbs, wood debris, other debris, nails, screws, bolts, metal parts, or glass; however, "road hazard" shall not include any damage caused by collision with another vehicle, vandalism, or other causes usually covered under the comprehensive or collision coverages provided by an automobile physical damage policy. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:361
  • Rules: means all rules, regulations, or resolutions adopted by the supreme governing body or board of directors which are intended to have general application to the members of the society. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:284
  • Rural Property: means a tract of land which is at least forty acres in area and from which at least seventy-five percent of the income derived is from agricultural or livestock purposes or mineral income and which is not located within the territorial limits of any incorporated municipality. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:5321
  • Sales entity affiliate: means an entity that sells cigarettes that it acquires directly from a manufacturer or importer and is affiliated with that manufacturer or importer as established by documentation received directly from that manufacturer or importer to the satisfaction of the attorney general. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Sales Entity Affiliate: means an entity that sells cigarettes that it acquires directly from a manufacturer or importer and is affiliated with that manufacturer or importer as established by documentation received directly from that manufacturer or importer to the satisfaction of the attorney general. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5072
  • Sales territory: means an area of exclusive sales responsibility for the brand or brands of beer sold by a supplier as designated by an agreement. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:802
  • Sea food products: include shrimp, clams, fish, crabs, lobsters, and all other sea foods, as well as all by-products of sea foods. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:443
  • Seafood products: shall include any type of species caught in privately owned waters or public waters, including streams or lakes, or any final derivative resulting from a combination or breakdown of raw seafood products. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4712
  • Secretary: means the secretary of the Department of Revenue and includes any of his duly authorized assistants. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Secretary: means the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:242
  • Secretary: means the secretary of corrections. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1151
  • Secretary: means the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1199.3
  • Secretary: means the head of the Department of Revenue, which is the agency responsible for collection of the excise tax on cigarettes. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5072
  • Self-service display: means any display that contains tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, or vapor products, and is located in an area openly accessible to the retail dealer's customers and from which such customers can readily access tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, or vapor products without the assistance of a salesperson. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Self-service storage facility: means any real property designed and used for the purpose of renting or leasing individual storage space to lessees who are to have access to such for the purpose of storing and removing movable property. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:4757
  • sell: means any transfer, exchange, or barter in any manner or by any means for any consideration. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • sell: means any transfer, exchange, or barter in any manner or by any means for any consideration. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5072
  • Service: means service as a teacher within the meaning of Paragraph (33) of this Section. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Service: shall mean service rendered as an employee as described in Paragraph (10) of this Section. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2252
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Share exchange: means a business combination pursuant to R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1-1101
  • Shares: means the units into which the stockholders' rights to participate in the control of the state bank, in its profits, or in the distribution of corporate assets are divided. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:201
  • Shipper: means a person that enters into a contract of transportation with a carrier. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:7-102
  • Siluriforme: means fish in the taxonomic order Siluriformes and including those within the taxonomic families Siluridae, Clariidae, and Pangasiidae and those commonly known as basa and tra. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4733
  • Siluriforme product: means any item capable of use as human food which is made wholly or in part from any siluriforme or portion thereof. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4733
  • Similarly situated wholesalers: means wholesalers of a supplier that are of a generally comparable size, and operate in markets with similar demographic characteristics, including population size, density, distribution, and vital statistics, as well as reasonably similar economic and geographic conditions. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:802
  • Skilled craftsman: means a person who has completed training and certification or licensing in a skilled craft or an apprentice occupation as defined by the Louisiana Workforce Commission which may include but is not limited to electrician, plumber, pipefitter, welder, millwright, heavy equipment operator, carpenter, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technician, heavy construction, building construction, or machinist. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1199.3
  • Skins and furs: include all the skins and furs of all quadrupeds valuable for their skins or furs, including but not limited to alligators, minks, otter, muskrats, beaver, raccoons, opossums, weasels, spotted skunks, or "civet cats". See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:443
  • small employer: means any person, firm, corporation, partnership, trust, or association actively engaged in business which has employed an average of at least one but not more than fifty employees on business days during the preceding calendar year and who employs at least one employee on the first day of the plan year. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Smokeless tobacco: means any finely cut, ground, powdered, or leaf tobacco that is intended to be placed in the oral or nasal cavity. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Smoking tobacco: includes granulated, plug cut, crimp cut, ready rubbed, and any other kind and form of tobacco prepared in such manner as to be suitable for smoking in pipe or cigarette. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Society: means fraternal benefit society. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:284
  • Solicitation: means an act of asking, enticing, or requesting a student to read, review, or consider materials relating to an application for a credit card or to complete an application for a credit card. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3577.2
  • Specific public benefit: means any of the following:

    (a)  Serving low-income or underserved individuals or communities. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1803

  • square footage: shall mean the area of land measured in square feet to be improved or benefitted by the improvements to be constructed. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:4160.25
  • Stamp: means the impression, device, stamp, label, or print manufactured or printed as prescribed by the secretary by the use of which the tax levied hereunder is paid. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Stamping agent: means a dealer that is authorized to affix tax stamps to packages or other containers of cigarettes under R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Stamping agent: means a dealer that is authorized to affix tax stamps to packages or other containers of cigarettes under R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5072
  • State: shall mean the State of Louisiana, and

    8. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:4545.3

  • State: means a state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1301
  • state agency: means any board, commission, department, agency, special district, authority, or other entity of the state and, as used in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5102
  • State agency: means an office, department, board, bureau, commission, council, institution, college or university, division, officer, or other person or group within the executive, judicial, or legislative branch of state government that is authorized to exercise or that exercises any of the functions of the government of the state of Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:121.1
  • Stockholder: means the holder of record of one or more shares. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:201
  • Student: means a person who is under twenty-one years of age and who attends an institution of postsecondary education, whether enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3577.2
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • subscriber: means the participant or policyholder; "attorney-in-fact" means the representative of the subscribers through whom reciprocal insurance is exchanged; and "reciprocal insurer" means the organization or group of all the subscribers. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:161
  • Subscriber: means the person who is responsible for payment to a health maintenance organization or whose employment or other status, except for family dependence, is the basis for eligibility for enrollment in the health maintenance organization. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:242
  • Subsidiary: means , in relation to a person, an entity in which the person owns beneficially or of record fifty percent or more of the outstanding equity  interests. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1803
  • Successor: means a person who replaces a supplier, importer, broker, or wholesaler with regard to the right to manufacture, sell, distribute, broker, or import a brand or brands of beer or light wine. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:802
  • suit: means civil actions as defined in Code of Civil Procedure Art. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5102
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Superintendent: means the superintendent of any city, parish, or other local public school district, the director of the Special School District, and the superintendent of the Recovery School District. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:4041
  • Supplier: means a manufacturer or importer of beer and light wine brands as registered with the commissioner. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:802
  • Surplus: means sums contributed by stockholders in excess of the par value of shares outstanding plus any amounts transferred from undivided profits pursuant to action by the board of directors. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:201
  • Surviving entity: means the constituent entity surviving a merger, as identified in the agreement or certificate of merger provided for in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1301
  • Task force: means a parish or regional council comprised of governmental leaders and agency representatives from applicable state, tribal, or local entities, service providers, nonprofit organizations, and key stakeholders. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1199.3
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Third-party standard: means a recognized standard for defining, reporting, and assessing the performance of corporations in producing general public benefit and specific public benefits which is all of the following:

    (a)  Comprehensive in that it assesses the effect of the corporation and its operations in producing general public benefit and any specific public benefit specified in the articles. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 12:1803

  • Title III: means Title III of the Help America Vote Act of 2002, P. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 18:567.1
  • Tobacco product: means any cigar, cigarette, smokeless tobacco, or smoking tobacco. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Tobacco product manufacturer: means an entity that after July 1, 1999, directly, and not exclusively through any affiliate:

    (a)  Manufactures cigarettes anywhere that such manufacturer intends to be sold in the United States, including cigarettes intended to be sold in the United States through an importer (except where such importer is an original participating manufacturer, as that term is defined in the Master Settlement Agreement, that will be responsible for the payments under the Master Settlement Agreement with respect to such cigarettes as a result of the provisions of subsection II(mm) of the Master Settlement Agreement and that pays the taxes specified in subsection II(z) of the Master Settlement Agreement, and provided that the manufacturer of such cigarettes does not market or advertise such cigarettes in the United States). See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5062

  • Tobacconist: means any bona fide tobacco retailer engaged in receiving bulk smoking tobacco for the purpose of blending such tobacco for retail sale at a particular retail outlet where fifty percent or more of the total purchases for the preceding twelve months were purchases of tobacco products, excluding cigarettes. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Ton: means two thousand pounds avoirdupois. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1430.2
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trade: means to distribute, to offer for sale, to offer for acquisition, to buy, to sell, to barter, to exchange, to give, to receive, to donate, or to bequest, whether by physical delivery or by subterfuge. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:953
  • Trade discount: means any discount immediately recognized by a wholesale dealer from the manufacturer, importer, or sales entity affiliate or by a retail dealer from a manufacturer, importer, sales entity affiliate, or wholesale dealer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trap and trace device: means a device or electronic means which captures the incoming electronic or other impulses which identify the originating number of an instrument or device from which a wire or electronic communication was transmitted, except that it shall not include a service, device, or electronic means tariffed by the Louisiana Public Service Commission, used by a subscriber of telecommunicational services to receive the telephone numbers for calls placed to the subscriber. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1302
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Undivided profits: means paid-in or accumulated net income less distributions to stockholders and transfers to capital stock or surplus. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:201
  • Unfairly discriminatory: means rates that result in premium differences between insureds within similar risk categories that do not reasonably correspond to differences in expected costs. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Unit: means a part of the condominium property subject to individual ownership. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:1121.103
  • Unit: shall mean any governmental unit, any investor-owned electric power company and any electric cooperative association or corporation and, in addition, any state, any department, institution, commission, public instrumentality or political subdivision of any state, or of the United States presently owning a system or facilities for the generation, transmission or distribution of electric power and energy for public and private uses. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:4545.3
  • United States Service: means the following persons, and their spouses and dependents:

                (a) A member of the armed forces while in active service. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 18:1302

  • Units sold: means the number of individual cigarettes sold in the state by the applicable tobacco product manufacturer, whether directly or through a distributor, retailer, or similar intermediary or intermediaries, during the year in question, as measured by excise taxes collected by the state on packs, or "roll-your-own" tobacco containers, bearing the excise tax stamp of the state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:5062
  • Unjustified: means a rate for which a health insurance issuer has provided data or documentation to the department in connection with rates for a particular product that is incomplete, inadequate, or otherwise does not provide a basis upon which the reasonableness of the rate may be determined or is otherwise inadequate insofar as the rate charged is clearly insufficient to sustain projected losses and expenses. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091
  • Unreasonable: means any rate that contains a provision or provisions that are any of the following:

                (a) Excessive. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1091

  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • Vapor product: includes any electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device and any vapor cartridge or other container of nicotine in a solution or other form that is intended to be used with or in an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Vehicle: means any vehicle that is required to be titled pursuant to the Vehicle Certificate of Title Law (R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:361
  • Vehicle component coverage contracts: means a contract which provides the owner or purchaser of a motor vehicle with one or more of the following coverages:

                (a) "Paintless dent repair contract" means a contract which provides for the repair of or promises to pay for all or part of the cost to repair or remove dents, dings, or creases from the exterior of the motor vehicle utilizing the paintless dent repair process, provided that a paintless dent repair contract shall not cover sanding, bonding, painting, or the replacement of body panels. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:361

  • Vehicle mechanical breakdown insurance policy: means any contract, agreement, or instrument whereby a person other than the owner, seller, or lessor of a vehicle assumes the risk of or the expense or portion thereof for the mechanical breakdown or mechanical failure of a motor vehicle and may include other customer assistance and convenience services, such as vehicle rental assistance, towing assistance, trip interruption, and roadside assistance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:361
  • Vehicle mechanical breakdown insurer: means any person or organization, whether domestic, foreign, or alien, issuing or attempting to issue vehicle mechanical breakdown policies or vehicle component coverage contracts as defined herein. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:361
  • Vending machine: means any mechanical, electric, or electronic self-service device which, upon insertion of money, tokens, or any other form of payment, automatically dispenses tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, or vapor products. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Vending machine operator: means any person who controls the use of one or more vending machines as to the supply of cigarettes or any tobacco products in the machine or the receipts from cigarettes vended through such machines. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Verified mail: means any method of mailing that is offered by the United States Postal Service or a private delivery service that provides evidence of mailing. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:4757
  • Voting power: means the right vested by law or by the articles or the bylaws in the stockholder or in one or more classes of stockholder to vote in the determination of any particular question or matter coming before meetings of the stockholders. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 6:201
  • Waiver: means a waiver granted pursuant to and in accordance with this Chapter which exempts the recipient district from any provision of this Title or from any rule, regulation, or policy of the board that is applicable to public schools and to public school officers and employees. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:4041
  • Warehouse: means a person engaged in the business of storing goods for hire. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:7-102
  • Wholesale dealer: means a dealer whose principal business is that of a wholesaler, who sells cigarettes, cigars, other tobacco products, vapor products, or alternative nicotine products to retail dealers for the purpose of resale, who is a bona fide wholesaler, and fifty percent of whose total tobacco, vapor, and alternative nicotine sales are to retail stores other than its own or those of its subsidiaries or parent companies within Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:901
  • Wholesaler: means a wholesaler of beer and light wine as licensed under this Title. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:802
  • Wholesaler: means any person offering for sale any catfish, catfish products, siluriformes, or siluriforme products destined for direct retail sale in Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:4733
  • Workforce development work release: means a program for on-the-job training of inmates who are participating in or have completed the inmate rehabilitation and workforce development program authorized by the provisions of this Part. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:1199.3
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.
  • years of service: shall mean the number of twelve-month periods a member has which are creditable toward receiving retirement benefits from the retirement system. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:2252