§ 29:721 Short title
§ 29:722 Purpose
§ 29:723 Definitions
§ 29:724 Powers of the governor
§ 29:725 State emergency and disaster agency; powers of director
§ 29:725.1 Legal representative of office; state attorney general
§ 29:725.2 Confidentiality of certain records
§ 29:725.3 Office of interoperability; legislative findings; declaration of intent
§ 29:725.4 Office of interoperability; creation and authority
§ 29:725.5 Assistant deputy director of interoperability
§ 29:725.6 State Unified Command Group
§ 29:726.1 Nongovernmental participation in the state recovery from public emergencies and disasters; Louisiana Family Recovery Corps
§ 29:726.2 Public evacuation shelters
§ 29:726.3 Critical Incident Planning and Mapping System
§ 29:727 Powers of the parish president; penalties for violations
§ 29:728 Parish homeland security and emergency preparedness agency
§ 29:730 Interjurisdictional homeland security and emergency preparedness agency
§ 29:730.1 Interjurisdictional homeland security and emergency preparedness agency; providing assistance within another parish
§ 29:730.2 Municipality providing assistance within parish
§ 29:730.3 Evacuations and curfews
§ 29:731 Financing
§ 29:731.2 Disaster assistance; identification
§ 29:732 Price gouging; prohibited
§ 29:733.1 Limitation of liability of owner or operator of facilities
§ 29:734 Violations; judicial relief; prima facie proof
§ 29:735 Immunity of personnel
§ 29:735.1 Immunity of health care providers
§ 29:735.2 Health care providers; immunity; licensing
§ 29:735.3 Immunity for evacuation or treatment
§ 29:735.3.1 Immunity for volunteers
§ 29:735.5 Immunity for evacuation, sheltering, or repopulation
§ 29:736 Exclusion
§ 29:737 Municipalities; authority to respond to emergencies
§ 29:738 Emergency powers do not extend to confiscation or seizure of lawfully possessed or used firearms, weapons, or ammunition; exceptions
§ 29:739 Intrastate Mutual Aid Compact

Terms Used In Louisiana Laws > Revised Statutes > Title 29 > Chapter 6

  • advisory evacuation: means an evacuation that may be ordered when a disaster or emergency has been declared and evacuation is recommended due to the potential for rapidly changing conditions to develop into a serious threat and all persons in designated evacuation areas are recommended to consider relocating to safer locations for their own safety. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:737
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Association: means a savings association, thrift institution, homestead, building and loan association, savings and loan association, or society, including both capital stock and mutual associations. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:804
  • Budget authority: Authority provided by law to enter into obligations that will result in outlays of Federal funds. Budget authority may be classified by the period of availability (one-year, multiyear, no-year), by the timing of congressional action (current or permanent), or by the manner of determining the amount available (definite or indefinite).
  • Capital stock association: means an association, not in the mutual form, having capital stock ownership. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:804
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of financial institutions, of the state of Louisiana, in his capacity as supervisor of associations. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:804
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • critical workforce: means public safety officials, disaster response personnel, and other such employees of federal, state, and local governmental agencies, or contractors of such agencies and specific private sector employees, possessing important skills and training in emergency mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery as designated by the parish homeland security and emergency preparedness agency or in the absence of such designation by the parish homeland security and emergency preparedness agency, such designation by the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:737
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Demand account: means an account payable on demand which is not a savings account. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:804
  • Designated emergency area: means the specific area, which shall be limited to the actual affected local area or parish or parishes or such areas as designated in an executive order or proclamation of the governor or parish president. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:737
  • Disaster: means the result of a natural or man-made event which causes loss of life, injury, and property damage, including but not limited to natural disasters such as hurricane, tornado, storm, flood, high winds, and other weather related events, forest and marsh fires, and man-made disasters, including but not limited to nuclear power plant incidents, hazardous materials incidents, oil spills, explosion, civil disturbances, public calamity, acts of terrorism, hostile military action, and other events related thereto. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:737
  • Emergency: means :

    (a)  The actual or threatened condition which has been or may be created by a disaster; or

    (b)(i)  Any natural or man-made event which results in an interruption in the delivery of utility services to any consumer of such services and which affects the safety, health, or welfare of a Louisiana resident; or

    (ii)  Any instance in which a utility's property is damaged and such damage creates a dangerous condition to the public. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:737

  • Emergency preparedness: means the mitigation of, preparation for, response to, and the recovery from emergencies or disasters. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:737
  • Evacuation: means an operation whereby all or part of a particular population is temporarily relocated, whether individually or in an organized manner, from an area in which a disaster or emergency has been declared and is considered dangerous for health or safety of the public. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:737
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • First responders: means the first arriving organized responders with the capability and mission to contain, mitigate, and resolve the emergency at hand. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:737
  • Forced evacuation: means an evacuation that may be ordered as a last resort when a disaster or emergency has been declared and danger of loss of life is imminent, and conditions exist that critically imperil or endanger the lives of those in a defined area. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:737
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Interoperability: means the ability of two or more systems or their components to exchange information and to use the information exchanged. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:737
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Local governmental subdivision: means a parish of the state of Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:737
  • Mandatory evacuation: means an evacuation that may be ordered when a disaster or emergency has been declared and danger is imminent, conditions exist that seriously imperil or endanger the lives of those in a defined area, and government officials strongly urge and order all persons in designated evacuation areas to relocate to safer locations for their own safety. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:737
  • Member: means a person or entity holding a savings or demand account of or shares of a mutual association, and may include a person borrowing from or assuming or obligated upon a loan or interest therein held by such association if such is authorized by the charter or the bylaws of the association. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:804
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mutual association: means an association, not having capital stock ownership and operating in the mutual form. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:804
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Parish president: means the president of any parish, mayor-president, mayor of New Orleans (Orleans Parish), or police jury president. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:737
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do 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
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Share: means any share, certificate, security, account, or other evidence of funds invested in a mutual association by a member thereof, other than a savings or demand account. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:804
  • Statewide communications interoperability plan for first responders: means a statewide shared communications system for first responders with the ability to transport and receive voice, data, image, and video information adopted by the interoperability subcommittee. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:737
  • Statewide interoperability plan: means short-term and long-term statewide plans for interoperability for communications and information sharing needed during an emergency and adopted by the state Unified Command Group. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:737
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Stock: means capital stock of a capital stock association. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:804
  • Stockholder: means the owner of one or more shares of any class of capital stock of a capital stock association. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:804
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust business: means the holding out by a person to the public by advertising, solicitation, or other means that the person is available to perform any service of a fiduciary in this state or another state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:732
  • Trust company: means a corporation or a limited liability trust company organized under this Chapter, including a trust company organized under the laws of this state before June 27, 2003, or an entity chartered to act as a fiduciary that is neither a depository institution nor a foreign bank. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:732
  • Trust office: means an office, other than the principal office, at which a trust company is licensed by the commissioner to act as a fiduciary. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:732
  • Trust representative office: means an office of an out-of-state trust company at which the company has been authorized by the commissioner to engage in a trust business other than acting as a fiduciary. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:732
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • UCG: means the group which is established by executive order of the governor to bring senior officials within the governor's office and cabinet secretaries or their designees together with a common objective of effectively managing an incident and ensuring that regardless of the number of agencies or jurisdictions involved, all decisions will be based upon mutually agreed upon objectives with the governor as the unified commander. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:737
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.