Sections
Part I Definitions and General Authority 32:1 – 32:8
Part II Uniform Applicability of Chapter; Power of Local Authorities 32:21 – 32:45
Part III General Prohibitions, Penalties 32:51 – 32:58.1
Part IV Traffic Regulations 32:61 – 32:300.8
Part V Equipment of Vehicles 32:301 – 32:378.3
Part VI Size, Weight, and Load of Vehicle 32:380 – 32:379
Part VI-A Weigh-in-Motion Photo Enforcement System 32:390
Part VI-B Louisiana Truck Center 32:390.21 – 32:390.23
Part VII Procedure and Reports 32:391 – 32:398
Part VII-A Uniform Traffic Citations 32:398.1 – 32:398.5
Part VII-B Reporting of Statistics Related to Traffic Citations 32:398.10
Part VIII Method of Citation 32:399
Part IX Autonomous Commercial Motor Vehicles 32:400.1 – 32:400.8

Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes > Title 32 > Chapter 1

  • Abandoned motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle that is inoperable and is left unattended on public property for more than twenty-four hours, or is inoperable and left unattended on the shoulder or right-of-way of an interstate or a four-lane highway for more than twenty-four hours, or a motor vehicle that has remained illegally on public property for a period of more than twenty-four hours, or a motor vehicle that has remained on private property without the consent of the owner or person in control of the property for more than three days. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:471
  • Accepted risk: means an employer, other than one eligible for a preferred risk policy, who in good faith attempts to procure or retain workers' compensation insurance but is unable to do so through ordinary methods in the voluntary market from an admitted insurer with a minimum "A-" A. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1392
  • Accident: means an unexpected or unforeseen actual, identifiable, precipitous event happening suddenly or violently, with or without human fault, and directly producing at the time objective findings of an injury which is more than simply a gradual deterioration or progressive degeneration. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1021
  • Account: means any of the four accounts created by R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2084
  • Accumulated Contributions: means the sum of all the amounts deducted from the compensation of a member plus any interest which has been credited to his individual account in the annuity savings fund plus amounts credited to his account. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Accumulated contributions: means the sum of all the amounts deducted from the compensation of a member and credited to his individual account in the annuity savings fund, together with regular interest thereon. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1002
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Activity: means a distinct subset of functions or services within a program. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Actuarial equivalent: means a benefit of equivalent value to the accumulated contributions, annuity, or benefits, as the case may be, computed on the basis of interest and mortality assumptions adopted in accordance with the provisions of R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Actuarial equivalent: means a benefit of equivalent value to the accumulated contributions, annuity, or benefits, as the case may be, computed upon the basis of such interest and mortality assumptions as are adopted in accordance with the provisions of R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1002
  • Administrator-in-training: means an individual who has applied to the board for a license as a nursing facility administrator, and who meets the requirements for licensing, and whose administrator-in-training program is approved by the board, all in accordance with rules and regulations promulgated by the board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2501
  • Adult arcade: means any place to which the public is permitted or invited in which coin-operated, slug-operated, or electronically, electrically, or mechanically controlled still or motion picture machines, projectors, or other image-producing devices are regularly maintained to show images to five or fewer persons per machine at any one time, and in which the images so displayed are distinguished or characterized by their emphasis upon matter exhibiting or describing specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1019.1
  • Adult cabaret: means a nightclub, bar, juice bar, restaurant, bottle club, gentleman's club, strip club, or similar commercial establishment, whether or not alcoholic beverages are served, that regularly features any of the following:

                (a) Persons who appear in a state of nudity or seminudity for the purpose of enticing sexual arousal or otherwise sexually excite a patron or customer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1019.1

  • Adult motion picture theater: means a commercial establishment where films, motion pictures, video cassettes, slides, or similar photographic reproductions that are distinguished or characterized by their emphasis upon the exhibition or description of specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas are regularly shown for any form of consideration. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1019.1
  • Adult theater: means a theater, concert hall, auditorium, or similar commercial establishment that, for any form of consideration, regularly features persons who appear in a state of nudity or seminudity or live performances that are characterized by their emphasis upon the exposure of specified anatomical areas or specified sexual activities. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1019.1
  • adult video store: means a commercial establishment that, for any form of consideration, has as a significant or substantial portion of its stock-in-trade in, derives a significant or substantial portion of its revenues from, devotes a significant or substantial portion of its interior business or advertising to, or maintains a substantial section of its sales or display space for the sale or rental of any of the following:

                (a) Books, magazines, periodicals, or other printed matter, or photographs, films, motion pictures, video cassettes, compact discs, slides, or other visual representations, that are characterized by their emphasis upon the exhibition or description of specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1019.1

  • Adverse determination: means any of the following:

                (a) A determination by a health insurance issuer or its designee utilization review organization that, based upon the information provided, a request for a benefit under the health insurance issuer's health benefit plan upon application of any utilization review technique does not meet the health insurance issuer's requirements for medical necessity, appropriateness, health care setting, level of care, or effectiveness or is determined to be experimental or investigational and the requested benefit is therefore denied, reduced, or terminated or payment is not provided or made, in whole or in part, for the benefit. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392

  • Advertising: means any written, electronic, or printed communication or any communication by means of recorded telephone messages or transmitted on radio, television, the internet, or similar communications media, including film strips, motion pictures, and videos published, disseminated, circulated, or placed before the public, directly or indirectly, for the purpose of creating an interest in or inducing a person to purchase or sell a life insurance policy or an interest in a life insurance policy  pursuant to a viatical settlement contract  or a viatical settlement purchase agreement. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1791
  • advertising: means any statement, oral or written, requested and approved by a licensed dentist, disseminated to or displayed before the public or any portion thereof with the intent of selling professional dental services, offering to perform professional dental services, or inducing members of the public to enter into any obligation relating to such professional dental services. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:751
  • 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.
  • AEIC: means the Advance Earned Income Credit. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1018.1
  • 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.
  • Affiliate: means a person who directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with another person. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2055
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agency: means any governing body employing persons in the public school system. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1002
  • Agency: means any state office, department, board, commission, institution, division, officer or other person, or functional group, heretofore existing or hereafter created, that is authorized to exercise, or that does exercise, any functions of the government of the state in the executive branch, but not any governing body or officer of any local government or subdivision of the state, or any parochial officer who exercises functions coterminous with the municipality in which he performs those functions. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Agent: means a person who is employed by or has a contractual relationship with another person or who acts on behalf of that person. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1931.1
  • agricultural laborers: means only those persons employed in the ginning processing cotton seed and compressing of cotton, the irrigation, harvesting, drying and milling of rice, the sowing, tending, reaping or harvesting of crops, livestock, or other agricultural products on farms and plantations or those persons employed in the processing of raw sugar cane into brown sugar where such persons or their employees are not directly connected or concerned with any operation to further process such cane; except that those persons working for the raisers of such cane may process sugar beyond the brown sugar stage for such raisers and still remain within the definition of agricultural laborers but except as provided above, such term does not include persons employed in mills, plants, factories, wholesale or retail sales outlets, or otherwise in the transportation, storage, preparation, processing or sale of such crops, livestock or produce, except for transportation by the grower of rice from the field to the mill, or initial storage warehouse, for transportation of cotton by the grower from the field to the gin, or for transportation of sugar cane by the grower from the field to the mill at which the cane is to be initially processed, and for the transportation of cotton seed from the gin to the mill. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:881
  • Agricultural products: include horticultural, viticultural, forestry, dairy, livestock, poultry, bee, and other farm products;

    (2)  "Member" includes actual members of associations without capital stock and holders of common stock in associations organized with capital stock;

    (3)  "Association" means any association organized under this Part; and,

    (4)  "Person" includes individuals, firms, partnerships, corporations, and associations. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:122

  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Ambulatory review: means utilization review of health care services performed or provided in an outpatient setting. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • 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.
  • Amount deferred: means the cash price, subtracting any down payment, under a consumer credit sale, revolving charge or seller credit card account, plus any other charges, fees and closing costs authorized by law, that are financed by the creditor under the transaction or included in or added to the balance of the consumer's indebtedness subject to credit service charges. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516
  • Amount financed: means the amount borrowed under a consumer loan, revolving loan or lender credit card account, plus any other charges, fees, and closing costs authorized by law, that are financed by the creditor under the transaction, or included in or added to the balance of the consumer's indebtedness subject to loan finance charges. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516
  • Annuity: means payments for life derived from the "accumulated contributions" of a member. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Annuity: means payments for life derived from the accumulated contributions of a member. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1002
  • 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.
  • Another state: means each of the several states, other than Louisiana, and includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands of the United States. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:751
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Applicant: shall mean any person seeking to practice engineering or land surveying in the state of Louisiana, that has applied to the board for authority to practice the respective profession and render such engineering or land surveying services in the state of Louisiana, or an individual who has applied to the board for certification as an engineer intern or land surveyor intern. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:682
  • Applicant: means any person seeking to practice geoscience in the state of Louisiana who has applied to the board for authority to practice the respective profession and render such professional geoscience services in the state of Louisiana, or an individual who has applied to the board for certification as a geoscientist in training. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:711.2
  • Applicant: means a person or place of business that makes a formal application for a license, permit, certification, registration, or certificate issued pursuant to this Title. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1
  • Applicant: means any local governing authority requesting a loan from or completing an application form to apply for  a loan under the Rural Development Loan Program. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:313
  • Applicant: means a person who seeks to be examined for licensure by the board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2182
  • Appointing authority: means the presiding officer or similar official of any court, board, commission, authority, department, agency, legislative body or of any proceeding of any nature where a qualified interpreter/transliterator is required pursuant to this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2362
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: means an authorization by the legislature to a budget unit for a program to expend from public funds a sum of money, for purposes designated, under the procedure prescribed in this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Aquaculture: means the producing, raising, managing, harvesting, transporting, or marketing of aquatic livestock in privately owned waters or ponds as defined in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:559.3
  • Aquatic Chelonian: means terrapins and turtles. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:559.22
  • Aquatic livestock: means domestic aquatic, nongame, native, freshwater organisms produced, raised, managed, or harvested within or from a constructed impoundment in compliance with rules and regulations adopted pursuant to this Part. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:559.3
  • Aquatic producer: means any person engaged in producing, raising, managing, harvesting, or marketing aquatic livestock. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:559.3
  • Architect: means a person who is technically and legally qualified to practice architecture. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:141
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assessable insureds: means insureds who procure a policy of insurance for one or more subject lines of business in this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2292
  • Assessable insurers: means insurers authorized to write one or more subject lines of business in this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2292
  • Assistance: means money payments under this Title. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:1
  • Association: means any association organized under this Part; and,

    (4)  "Person" includes individuals, firms, partnerships, corporations, and associations. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:122

  • association: means a nonprofit corporation, unincorporated association, or other legal entity, which is created pursuant to a declaration, whose members consist primarily of lot owners, and which is created to manage or regulate, or both, the residential planned community. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:1141.2
  • Association: means the Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association created under R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2055
  • Association: means the Louisiana Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association created by R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2084
  • Association similar to the association: means any guaranty association, security fund or other insolvency mechanism that affords protection similar to that of the association. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2055
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney general: means the attorney general for the state of Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1931.1
  • 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.
  • authority: means , with respect to the city of New Orleans, the police board of the city of New Orleans and in all other municipalities and parishes means the police department, sheriff or such other authority as is vested with police authority. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:471
  • Authority: means the Louisiana Automobile Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2131
  • Authorized emergency vehicle: means a vehicle of a fire department, a vehicle of the weights and standards police force, a police vehicle or bicycle, a privately owned vehicle belonging to members of an organized volunteer fire department or fire district when so designated or authorized by the fire chief of that fire department or fire district, an industrial-owned vehicle assigned to members of a fire department or fire district when so designated or authorized by the fire chief of that fire department or fire district, a vehicle parked or stopped by elevator repair or construction personnel while responding to an elevator emergency, such ambulances and emergency medical response vehicles certified by the Louisiana Department of Health that are operated by certified ambulance services, and emergency vehicles of municipal departments or public service corporations as are designated or authorized by the secretary of the Department of Transportation and Development or by the chief of police of any incorporated municipality. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Authorized representative: means any of the following:

                (a) A person to whom a covered person has given express written consent to represent the covered person for purposes of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392

  • Autocycle: means a three-wheeled motorcycle on which the driver and all passengers ride in either a completely enclosed seating area or in a side-by-side seating area that is equipped with a rollbar or roll cage, safety belts for all occupants, and is designed to be controlled with a steering wheel and pedals. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Automated driving system: means the hardware and software that are collectively capable of performing the entire dynamic driving task on a sustained basis, regardless of whether it is limited to a specific operational design domain. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:400.1
  • Autonomous commercial motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle used in commerce and equipped with an automated driving system, including those designed to function without a driver. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:400.1
  • average salary: as used in this Chapter for the purpose of determining pension payments and retirement is the average salary including any additional pay or salary provided by the legislature over and above that set by the Civil Service Commission, received for the year ending on the last day of the month immediately preceding the date of retirement or date of death or for any one-year period, whichever is the greatest. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1310
  • Axle: means the common axis of rotation of one or more wheels whether power-driven or freely rotating, and whether in one or more segments, and regardless of the number of wheels carried thereon. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Axle group: means an assemblage of two or more consecutive axles considered together in determining their combined load effect on a highway. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • 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.
  • bait: means any substance that is manufactured or processed into a substantially different form than the raw materials and is sold for the purpose of attracting crawfish to traps. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:556.2
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • barber college: shall include a school of barbering, college of barbering, barber school, barber college, and any other place or institution for the instruction or training of persons to engage in the practice of barbering. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:355
  • Base pay: means prescribed compensation for a specific position on a full-time basis, but does not include overtime, per diem, differential pay, payment in kind, premium pay, or any other allowance for expense authorized and incurred as an incident to employment, except supplemental pay for certain members as provided by Article X, Section 10(A)(1) of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:403
  • 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: means any person in receipt of a pension, an annuity, a retirement allowance or other benefit provided by this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1002
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Benefit: means any advantage, profit, privilege, gain, status, account or interest other than wages or salary for work performed that accrues by reason of the employment or an employer policy, plan or practice that includes rights and benefits under a pension plan, insurance coverage, vacation, or employee stock ownership plan. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1017.1
  • benefits: means those health care services to which a covered person is entitled under the terms of a health benefit plan. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Best evidence: means evidence based on any of the following:

                (a) Randomized clinical trials. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392

  • Bicycle: means every device upon which any person may ride, propelled exclusively by human power, and having one or more wheels. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Bicycle lane: means the part of the roadway adjacent to the travel lane, designated by official signs or markings for the preferential or exclusive use by bicycles and electric mobility aid users. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • billing cycle: means the time interval between regular periodic billing statement dates. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516
  • Board: means the State Board of Architectural Examiners. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:141
  • Board: means the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:611
  • Board: shall mean the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board, provided for by this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:682
  • Board: means the Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists, provided for by this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:711.2
  • Board: means the Louisiana Crawfish Promotion and Research Board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:556.2
  • Board: means the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:751
  • Board: means the Louisiana Aquatic Chelonian Research and Promotion Board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:559.22
  • Board: means the Louisiana Board of Animal Health. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:561
  • Board: means the Louisiana State Police Retirement System Board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1301
  • Board: means the Louisiana State Board of Optometry Examiners. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:1041
  • Board: means the Louisiana Board of Animal Health augmented by the persons named in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:663
  • Board: shall mean the Louisiana Strawberry Marketing Board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:730.2
  • Board: means the board of directors of the Louisiana Automobile Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2131
  • Board: means the Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:1542
  • Board: means the Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:1552
  • Board: means the Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:1561
  • Board: means the Louisiana State Board of Examiners for Sanitarians. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2101
  • Board: means the State Licensing Board for Contractors, as provided for in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2182
  • Board: shall mean the Louisiana Board for Hearing Aid Dealers. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2442
  • Board: means the board of directors of the corporation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1392
  • Board: means the Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Advisory Board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2632
  • Board: means the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:403
  • 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: means the board provided to administer the retirement system. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1002
  • Bona fide medication sample: means a drug, chemical, or medication packaged by the original manufacturer thereof in such quantity as does not exceed a reasonable therapeutic dosage for a period in excess of one week and provided at no cost to a physician for administration or dispensation to a patient at no cost to the patient. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2622
  • bonds: means any bonds, notes, warrants, certificates of indebtedness, certificates of participation or other written contracts, agreements, or instruments evidencing the obligation of a governmental entity to repay borrowed money, regardless of the designation thereof. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:503
  • Brand: means an identification mark hot or cold branded into or onto the hide of a live animal. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:731
  • Budget request: means the document with its accompanying explanations, in which a budget unit states its financial requirements and requests appropriations. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Budget unit: means any spending agency of the state which is declared to be a budget unit by the division of administration and which is identified for accounting purposes by a five-digit number code. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Bureau: means the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information of the office of state police within the Department of Public Safety and Corrections. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2501
  • Business day: means a day of normal business operation other than federally recognized holidays. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • Business district: means the territory contiguous to and including a highway when within any six hundred feet along such highway there are buildings in use for business or industrial purposes, including but not limited to hotels, banks, or office buildings, railroad stations and public buildings which occupy at least three hundred feet frontage on one side or three hundred feet collectively on both sides of the highway. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • business of insurance: means the writing of insurance or the reinsuring of risks by an insurance consultant or insurer, including all acts necessary or incidental to such writing or reinsuring, and the activities of persons who act as, or are, officers, directors, agents, or employees of consultants or insurers, or who are other persons authorized to act on behalf of such persons. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1808.8
  • Business of viatical settlements: means an activity involved in but not limited to the offering, solicitation, negotiation, procurement, effectuation, purchasing, investing, financing, monitoring, tracking, underwriting, selling, transferring, assigning, pledging, hypothecating, or in any other manner of viatical settlement contracts or purchase agreements. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1791
  • CAET: means a person who is instructed in a board-approved program in the proper methods of humanely euthanizing animals by injecting legal drugs in accordance with rules adopted by the board, in proper security precautions, in proper recordkeeping, and related skills, and who has been issued a certificate of approval by the board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:1552
  • Cargo: means the items or freight to be moved, including items placed on or in a vehicle, towed by a vehicle, or a vehicle itself. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Case: means a standard thirty dozen egg case. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:836
  • Case management: means a coordinated set of activities conducted for individual patient management of serious, complicated, protracted, or other health conditions. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • Case-series: means an evaluation of a series of patients with a particular outcome, without the use of a control group. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • Cash advance: means an advance of cash or a cash equivalent under a lender credit card account including but not limited to the purchase of a money order, wire transfer services, or the use of a convenience check to purchase goods or services. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516
  • 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.
  • certificate: means any contract of insurance, indemnity, medical, health or hospital service, suretyship, or annuity issued, proposed for issuance, or intended for issuance by any insurer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1962
  • certificate holder: shall mean the recognition granted by the board and its issuance of acertificate to any individual seeking such recognition as an engineer intern or land surveyor intern, who has been successfully examined and is otherwise in good standing with the board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:682
  • certificate holder: means the recognition granted by the board and its issuance of a certificate to any individual seeking such recognition as a geoscientist in training, who has been successfully examined and is otherwise in good standing with the board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:711.2
  • Certificate of approval: means a certificate issued by the Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine to a registered veterinary technician. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:1542
  • Certificate of approval: means a certificate issued by the Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine to a certified animal euthanasia technician. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:1552
  • Certificate of approval: means a certificate issued by the Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine to a registered equine dentist. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:1561
  • 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.
  • Charter: means the charter for public livestock market operation authorized to be issued under this Part. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:663
  • Chauffeur: means every person who is employed by another for the principal purpose of driving a motor vehicle, and every person who drives a school bus transporting school children or any motor vehicle when in use for the transportation of persons or property for compensation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Check: means any check, draft, item, orders or requests for payment of money, negotiable orders, withdrawal or any other instrument used to pay a debt or transfer money from one to another. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516
  • Child: means a person who is less than the maximum age specified for compulsory school attendance as provided in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1015.1
  • Chronically ill: means :

    (a)  Being unable to perform at least two activities of daily living (i. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1791

  • Claim: shall mean any request or demand for payment or benefit, whether paid or not, made by a person either in writing or filed electronically. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1923
  • Coastal Plan: means the successor to that program established by Act 35 of the 1970 Regular Session to provide a residual market for adequate insurance on property in the coastal areas of the state, now available as a program of the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2292
  • Collector: means the owner of one or more motor vehicles of historic or special interest who collects, purchases, acquires, trades, or disposes of such motor vehicles or the parts thereof for his own use in order to preserve, restore, and maintain such a motor vehicle for hobby purposes. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:442
  • Combination of vehicles: means every group of two or more vehicles howsoever joined together which are drawn or propelled by a single motor vehicle. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Commerce: means transportation for the purpose of compensation, remuneration, employment, trade, or payment of any thing of value. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:400.1
  • Commercial motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles used in commerce to transport passengers or property if the motor vehicle has a gross combination weight rating of twenty-six thousand one or more pounds inclusive of a towed unit with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than ten thousand pounds. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:400.1
  • Commission: means the Louisiana Used Motor Vehicle Commission or its designee. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:781
  • Commission: means the Louisiana Workforce Commission. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1
  • Commission: means the Livestock Brand Commission. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:731
  • Commission: means the Louisiana Egg Commission. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:836
  • Commissioner: means the director of public safety as provided in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:442
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of insurance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of insurance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1762
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of insurance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1781.1
  • Commissioner: means the Louisiana commissioner of agriculture and forestry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:556.2
  • Commissioner: means the Louisiana commissioner of agriculture and forestry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:559.3
  • Commissioner: means the Louisiana commissioner of agriculture and forestry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:559.22
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:663
  • Commissioner: means the Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1
  • Commissioner: shall mean the commissioner of agriculture and forestry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:730.2
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:731
  • Commissioner: shall mean the commissioner of insurance of this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1942
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of insurance of this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1962
  • Commissioner: means the Louisiana commissioner of agriculture and forestry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:836
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of insurance of this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2055
  • Commissioner: means the Louisiana commissioner of agriculture and forestry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:921
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of insurance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2084
  • Commissioner: means the deputy secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, public safety services. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • commissioner: as used in this Chapter , means the commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2202
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of financial institutions. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516
  • 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.
  • Community documents: means the articles of incorporation, bylaws, plat, declarations, covenants, conditions, restrictions, rules and regulations, or other written instruments, including any amendment thereto, by which the association has the authority to exercise any of its powers to manage, maintain, or otherwise affect the association property or which otherwise govern the use of association property. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:1141.2
  • Compensation: means normal or regular base pay, but does not include overtime, per diem, differential pay or any other allowance for expenses incurred. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1017.1
  • 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.
  • Concurrent review: means utilization review conducted during a patient's stay or course of treatment in a facility, the office of a health care professional, or other inpatient or outpatient health care setting. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • Consumer: means a natural person who purchases goods, services, or movable or immovable property or rights therein, for a personal, family, or household purpose and includes a purchaser or buyer in a consumer credit sale or transaction made with the use of a seller credit card or otherwise, or a borrower or debtor in a consumer loan, revolving loan account, or a lender credit card. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516
  • Consumer credit transaction: means a consumer loan or a consumer credit sale but does not include a motor vehicle credit transaction made pursuant to R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516
  • Consumer loan: means a loan of money or its equivalent made by a supervised financial organization, a licensed lender, or lender in which the debtor is a consumer, and the loan is entered into primarily for personal, family, or household purposes and includes debts created by the use of a lender credit card, revolving loan account, or similar arrangement, as well as insurance premium  financing. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contractual obligation: means any obligation under a policy or contract or certificate under a group policy or contract, or portion thereof, for which coverage is provided by R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2084
  • Control: means the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract other than a commercial contract for goods or non-management services, or otherwise, unless the power is the result of an official position with or corporate office held by the person. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2055
  • Controlled-access highway: means every highway, street, or roadway in respect to which owners or occupants of abutting lands and other persons have no legal right of access to or from the same except at such points only and in such manner as may be determined by the public authority having jurisdiction over such highway, street, or roadway. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: means the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, and includes the residual market insurance programs known as the "Coastal Plan" and the "FAIR Plan". See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2292
  • Corporation: means the Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corporation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1392
  • Costs of issuance: means all items of expense related to the authorization, sale and issuance of bonds, including but not limited to printing costs, costs of preparation and reproduction of documents, filing and recording fees, fees and charges of any fiduciary, legal fees and charges of any counsels necessary in connection with the issuance of bonds, costs of preparation, printing, and distribution of official statements or other disclosure documents, fees and disbursements of consultants and professionals in connection with the issuance of bonds, costs of credit ratings, fees and charges for preparation, execution, transportation, and safekeeping of bonds, costs and expenses of refunding, underwriters discount or placement fees, costs of any credit enhancement, costs of any financial products agreement, and any other cost, charge, or fee in connection with the issuance of bonds. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:503
  • Council: means the Louisiana Workforce Investment Council. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1
  • Court: means a court of competent jurisdiction in the parish of the domicile of the minor. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:751
  • Covered claim: means the following:

                (a) An unpaid claim, including one for unearned premiums that arises out of and is within the coverage and not in excess of the applicable limits of an insurance policy to which this Part applies issued by an insurer, if such insurer becomes an insolvent insurer after September 1, 1970, and the policy was issued by such insurer and any of the following:

                (i) The claimant or insured is a resident of this state at the time of the insured event, provided that, for entities, the residence of a claimant or insured is the state in which its principal place of business is located at the time of the insured event. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2055

  • Covered person: means a policyholder, subscriber, enrollee, or other individual participating in a health benefit plan. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • covered policy: means any policy or contract within the scope of this Part as set forth in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2084
  • Covered produce farm: means any farm engaged in the growing, harvesting, packing, or holding of produce for human consumption which is subject to the requirements of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, but shall not include farms that have twenty-five thousand dollars or less of gross income from sales of produce in a year. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:921
  • Crawfish farmer: means a person who farms or cultivates crawfish in ponds. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:556.2
  • Credit bureau: An agency that collects individual credit information and sells it for a fee to creditors so they can make a decision on granting loans. Typical clients include banks, mortgage lenders, credit card companies, and other financing companies. (Also commonly referred to as consumer-reporting agency or credit-reporting agency.) Source: OCC
  • Credit card: means any card, plate, coupon book, or other single credit device that may be used from time to time to obtain credit. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516
  • Credit enhancement: means any letter of credit, insurance policy, surety bond, standby bond purchase agreement, reserve fund surety bond, or similar facility as used for the purpose of enhancing the security or credit quality of bonds. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:503
  • Credit service charge: means the sum of the following:

    (i)  All charges payable directly or indirectly by the consumer and imposed directly or indirectly by the seller as an incident to the extension of credit, including any of the following types of charges that are applicable: time price differential; service; carrying or other charge, however denominated; premium or other charge for any guarantee or insurance protecting the seller against the consumer's default or other credit loss; and

    (ii)  Charges paid by the consumer for investigating the collateral or credit worthiness of the consumer or for commissions or brokerage for obtaining the credit, irrespective of the person to whom the charges are paid or payable, unless the seller had no notice of the charges when the credit was granted. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516

  • Creditable service: means "prior service" plus "in service" plus "membership service" for which credit is allowable as provided in Part III of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1002
  • Creditable service: means prior service plus membership service for which credit is allowable as provided in this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:403
  • creditor: as used in this Chapter includes a seller in a consumer credit sale, revolving charge account, or transaction made with the use of a seller credit card or otherwise, or a lender in a consumer loan, a revolving loan account, or a lender credit card transaction. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Crosswalk: means : (a) That part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks, shoulders, or a combination thereof on opposite sides of the highway measured from the curbs or, in absence of curbs, from the edges of the traversable roadway or if there is neither a sidewalk nor shoulder, a crosswalk is the portion of the roadway at an intersection that would be included within the prolongation of the lateral lines of the sidewalk, shoulder, or both on the opposite side of the street if there were a sidewalk or shoulder. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Custodial property: means any interest in property transferred to a custodian under this Subpart and the income from and proceeds of that interest in property. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:751
  • Custodian: means a person so designated under R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:751
  • Customer: means a person who purchases portable electronics or services. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1781.1
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Dental assistant: means a person who is employed by a licensed practicing dentist and performs the duties authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry only under his direct on-premises supervision, direction, and responsibility. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:751
  • Dental hygienist: means a person licensed under the provision of this Chapter to perform those duties authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry as set forth in rules and regulations promulgated by the board in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:751
  • Dentistry: means the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment, including nonsurgical, surgical, or related procedures, of diseases, disorders, or conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial areas or the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body provided by a dentist within the scope of his education, training, and experience, in accordance with the ethics of the profession and applicable law. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:751
  • Department: means the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:471
  • Department: means the Department of Occupational Standards; and

    (2)  "Director" means the Director of Occupational Standards. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:1

  • Department: means the Louisiana Department of Health. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:27
  • Department: means the Department of Insurance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1781.1
  • Department: means the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:556.2
  • Department: means the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:559.3
  • Department: means the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:559.22
  • Department: means the Department of Insurance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1931.1
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Forestry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1
  • Department: shall mean the Department of Agriculture and Forestry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:730.2
  • Department: means the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:836
  • Department: means the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:921
  • Department: means the Department of Children and Family Services or the Louisiana Department of Health. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:1
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation and Development. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Department: means the Louisiana Department of Health. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2116.1
  • Department: means the Louisiana Department of Health. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2622
  • Department: means the Louisiana Department of Health. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2632
  • Dependent: means the person or persons to whom, under the provisions of Part II of this Chapter, compensation shall be paid upon the death of the injured employee. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1021
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • 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.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Direct supervision: means instruction and directions requiring the physical presence of a licensed veterinarian on the premises. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:1542
  • Director: means the director of the commission. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:731
  • Director: means the chief administrative officer of the state office of rural development. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:313
  • Disability: means a physical or mental impairment, which substantially limits one or more of the major life activities including but not limited to: caring for one's self, walking, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, performing manual tasks and earning a living. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1017.1
  • Discharge planning: means the formal process for determining, prior to discharge from a facility, the coordination and management of the care that a patient receives following discharge from a facility. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • Disclose: means to release, transfer, or otherwise divulge protected health information to any person other than the individual who is the subject of the protected health information. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismantler and parts recycler: means a person, firm, or corporation engaged in whole or in part in the business of acquiring and dismantling, disassembling, or repairing wrecked, abandoned, or repairable motor vehicles or selling the usable parts thereof, or selling such wrecked, abandoned, or repairable motor vehicles as a unit of wholesale, or selling such repaired motor vehicles as a unit at wholesale. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:781
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Dispensing physician: means any physician in the state of Louisiana who has registered as a dispensing physician with the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners and who dispenses to his patients any drug, chemical, or medication, except a bona fide medication sample. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2622
  • Distribute: means to ship, bring, or take eggs or egg products into or out of Louisiana or to transfer eggs or egg products in Louisiana from one place to another. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:836
  • Distributor: means a Louisiana manufacturer of crawfish bags or a person who brings crawfish bags into Louisiana which were manufactured outside of Louisiana or a person who brings crawfish tail meat into Louisiana or who distributes crawfish tail meat in Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:556.2
  • Divided highway: means any highway divided into roadways by a median, physical barrier, or clearly indicated dividing section so constructed as to impede vehicular traffic. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Driver: means every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Driving mode: means a type of driving scenario with characteristic dynamic driving task requirements including but not limited to expressway merging, high-speed cruising, low-speed traffic jam, or closed-campus operations. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Due notice: means notice published at least twice, with an interval of at least 7 days between the two publication dates, in a newspaper or other publication of general circulation within the appropriate area, or if no such publication of general circulation be available, by posting at a reasonable number of conspicuous places within the appropriate area, such posting to include, where possible, posting at public places where it may be customary to post notices concerning parish or municipal affairs generally. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1202
  • Dynamic driving task: means all of the real-time operational and tactical functions required to operate a vehicle in on-road traffic excluding strategic functions such as trip scheduling and selection of destinations and waypoints. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:400.1
  • Dynamic driving task: means the operational and tactical aspects of the driving task, but not the strategic aspect of the driving task. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • 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: means the full amount earned by an employee for a given pay period. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1002
  • Earned compensation: means the base pay earned by an employee for a given pay period as reported to the system on a monthly basis by the agency which shall include the cash value of any emolument of office in the form of paid compensation in lieu of salary which is subject to federal and state payroll taxes and includes the full amount earned by an employee, overtime, and per diem earned by an employee of the House of Representatives, the Senate, or an agency of the legislature, and expense allowances and per diem paid to members of the legislature, the clerk, or sergeant at arms of the House of Representatives and president and secretary or sergeant at arms of the Senate. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:403
  • Efficiency: means cost-effectiveness or productivity relative to achievement of an objective. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Egg products: means shell eggs, whether in cooked, dried, frozen, liquid, or raw form, and any product made from shell eggs, egg whites, egg yolks, or any combination thereof. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:836
  • Eggs: means pullet and hen eggs only. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:836
  • EITC: means the federal Earned Income Tax Credit. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1018.1
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • 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 22:2392
  • Emergency services: means health care items and services furnished or required to evaluate and treat an emergency medical condition. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • Employee: means any person legally occupying a position as a school bus driver who actually renders a service by driving a school bus during the full time of his employment, a school janitor, a school custodian, a school maintenance employee, school bus aide, monitor or attendant, or other regular school employee who actually works on a school bus helping with the transportation of school children, and who is a legal employee of a parish or city school board of the state of Louisiana, and shall include the employees of this system. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1002
  • Employee: means a natural person who is paid compensation in return for the performance of services. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1015.1
  • Employee: means any person employed by any private or public employer including an elected or appointed official. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1017.1
  • Employee: means any person who is employed by an employer for compensation in return for the performance of services. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1018.1
  • Employee: means any individual employed by a sexually oriented business for remuneration pursuant to a contract for hire but does not include an independent contractor. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1019.1
  • Employee: means any person legally occupying a position in the state service. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:403
  • 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: means the state of Louisiana or any parish or city school board from which any employee receives his compensation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1002
  • Employer: means any person, as provided for in Article 24 of the Louisiana Civil Code, who in this state pays compensation to an employee in exchange for the performance of services. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1015.1
  • Employer: means any Louisiana business establishment that has twenty or more full-time or part-time employees. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1018.1
  • Employer: means any entity who is required to pay and has paid into the fund. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1371.1
  • Employer: means the state of Louisiana or any of its boards, commissions, departments, agencies, and courts which are contributing members of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:403
  • Encumbrance: means any lien, privilege, judgment, mortgage, pledge, pawn, claim, charge, or any other encumbrance of like nature. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1
  • Engineer intern: shall mean an individual who has complied with the requirements for education, experience, and character and has passed an examination in the fundamental engineering subjects, as provided in this Chapter, and has been issued a certificate by the board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:682
  • 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.
  • Enrolled customer: means a customer who elects coverage under a portable electronics insurance policy issued to a vendor of portable electronics. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1781.1
  • 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.
  • entity: 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 of the foregoing. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Essential functions: means the fundamental job duties of the employment position that the person with a disability held. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1017.1
  • Essential property insurance: means any of the following coverages against direct loss to property as defined by the plan of operation approved by the commissioner of insurance:

    (a)  Fire, with or without extended coverage and vandalism and malicious mischief. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2292

  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Excess benefit participant: means any member whose retirement benefit as determined on the basis of all qualified plans of the employer without regard to the limitations of R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Excess benefit participant: means any member whose retirement benefit as determined on the basis of all qualified plans without regard to the limitations of R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1342
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Expanded duty dental assistant: means a person who is employed by a licensed practicing dentist and has passed an expanded function for dental assistants course approved by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry that shall not consist of less than thirty classroom hours, or who has graduated from a dental assisting program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association provided the program teaches functions as provided for in LAC 46:XXXIII. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:751
  • Expenses: means amounts represented by cash paid out or by obligations to pay cash or partly by each for maintaining and operating government services. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Expert opinion: means a belief or an interpretation by specialists with experience in a specific area about the scientific evidence pertaining to a particular service, intervention, or therapy. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • Explosives: means any chemical compound or mechanical mixture that is commonly used or intended for the purpose of producing an explosion and which contains any oxidizing and combustive units or other ingredients in such proportions, quantities, or packing that an ignition by fire, by friction, by concussion, by percussion, or by detonator of any part of the compound or mixture may cause such a sudden generation of highly heated gases that the resultant gaseous pressures are capable of producing destructive effects on contiguous objects or of destroying life or limb. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • 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, residential treatment centers, diagnostic, laboratory and imaging centers, rehabilitation and other therapeutic health settings, and inpatient hospice facilities. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • Facility: means any piece of property that contains a constructed impoundment or other area where aquatic livestock are produced, raised, managed, harvested, or marketed. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:559.3
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • FAIR Plan: means the successor to that program established by Act 424 of the 1992 Regular Session, and designated as the "Fair Access to Insurance Requirements Plan" to provide a residual market for adequate insurance on property in the state, now available as a program of the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2292
  • Farm tractor: means every motor vehicle designed and used primarily as a farm implement, for drawing plows, mowing machines, and other implements of husbandry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Federal agency: means any department, office, council, or agency of the federal government, or any public benefit corporation or authority authorized by federal statute. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:313
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Final adverse determination: means an adverse determination, including medical judgment, involving a covered benefit that has been upheld by a health insurance issuer, or its designee utilization review organization, at the completion of the health insurance issuer's internal claims and appeals process procedures provided pursuant to R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • Finance charge: The total cost of credit a customer must pay on a consumer loan, including interest. The Truth in Lending Act requires disclosure of the finance charge. Source: OCC
  • Financial institution: means a bank, trust company, savings institution, or credit union, chartered and supervised under state or federal law. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:751
  • Financial products agreement: means an interest rate swap, cap, collar, floor, other hedging agreement, arrangement, or security, however denominated, entered into by a governmental entity not for investment purposes but with respect to a series of bonds for the purpose of reducing or otherwise managing the risk of interest rate changes, or effectively converting a governmental entity's interest rate exposure, in whole or in part, from a fixed rate exposure to a variable rate exposure, or from a variable rate exposure to a fixed rate exposure. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:503
  • Financing entity: means an underwriter, placement agent, lender, purchaser of securities, purchaser of a policy or certificate from a viatical settlement provider, credit enhancer, or any entity that has a direct ownership in a policy or certificate that is the subject of a viatical settlement contract, but:

    (i)  Whose principal activity related to the transaction is providing funds to effect the viatical settlement or purchase of one or more viaticated policies; and

    (ii)  Who has an agreement in writing with one or more licensed viatical settlement providers to finance the acquisition of viatical settlement contracts. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1791

  • Firm: shall mean any domestic or foreign firm, partnership, association, cooperative, venture, corporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, or any other entity. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:682
  • First responder: means a volunteer engaged in activities involving the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness1 pursuant to R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1017.1
  • 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
  • Fixed Rate: Having a "fixed" rate means that the APR doesn't change based on fluctuations of some external rate (such as the "Prime Rate"). In other words, a fixed rate is a rate that is not a variable rate. A fixed APR can change over time, in several circumstances:
    • You are late making a payment or commit some other default, triggering an increase to a penalty rate
    • The bank changes the terms of your account and you do not reject the change.
    • The rate expires (if the rate was fixed for only a certain period of time).
  • Flammable liquid: means any liquid which has a flash point of seventy degrees F. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Fraudulent insurance act: shall include but not be limited to acts or omissions committed by any person who, knowingly and with intent to defraud:

                (a) Presents, causes to be presented, or prepares with knowledge or belief that it will be presented to or by an insurer, reinsurer, purported insurer or reinsurer, producer, or any agent thereof, any oral or written statement which he knows to contain materially false information as part of, or in support of, or denial of, or concerning any fact material to or conceals any information concerning any fact material to the following:

                (i) An application for the issuance of any insurance policy. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1923

  • Fraudulent viatical settlement act: includes :

    (a)  Acts or omissions committed by any person who, knowingly or with intent to defraud, for the purpose of depriving another of property or for pecuniary gain, commits or permits its employees or its agents to engage in acts including:

    (i)  Presenting, causing to be presented, or preparing with knowledge or belief that it will be presented to or by a viatical settlement provider, viatical settlement broker, viatical settlement purchaser, viatical settlement investment agent, financing entity, insurer, insurance producer, or any other person false material information or concealing material information as part of, in support of, or concerning a fact material to one or more of the following:

    (aa)  An application for the issuance of a viatical settlement contract or insurance policy;

    (bb)  The underwriting of a viatical settlement contract or insurance policy;

    (cc)  A claim for payment or benefit pursuant to a viatical settlement contract or insurance policy;

    (dd)  Premiums paid on an insurance policy, or as a result of a viatical settlement purchase agreement;

    (ee)  Payments and changes in ownership or beneficiary made in accordance with the terms of a viatical settlement contract, viatical settlement purchase agreement, or insurance policy;

    (ff)  The reinstatement or conversion of an insurance policy;

    (gg)  In the solicitation, offer, effectuation, or sale of a viatical settlement contract, insurance policy, or viatical settlement purchase agreement;

    (hh)  The issuance of written evidence of a viatical settlement contract, viatical settlement purchase agreement, or insurance; or

    (ii)  A financing transaction. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1791

  • Freight-carrying vehicle: means every motor vehicle designed for and used primarily as a carrier of freight transported for commercial purposes, which vehicle is licensed for six thousand pounds or more. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Functions: means duties, jurisdiction, powers, rights, and obligations, conferred or imposed upon, or vested in, any agency by law, or exercised, performed, or discharged by any agency without contravention of any provision of law. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Fund: means the Louisiana State Police Retirement System Fund. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1301
  • Fund: means the automobile insurance theft and fraud prevention fund administered by the board of directors as a dedicated fund in the state treasury. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2131
  • Fund: means an independent fiscal and accounting entity with a self-balancing set of accounts recording cash or other resources together with all related liabilities, obligations, reserves, and equities which are segregated for the purpose of carrying on specific activities or attaining certain objectives in accordance with regulations, restrictions, and limitations. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Fund: means the Louisiana Medical Assistance Trust Fund. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2622
  • Fund: means the Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2632
  • 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
  • Geoscience: means the science of the earth and its origin and history, the investigation of the earth's environment and its constituent soils, rocks, minerals, solids, and fluids, and the study of the natural and introduced agents, forces, and processes that cause changes in and on the earth. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:711.2
  • Geoscientist: means a person qualified to engage in the practice of geoscience because of the person's knowledge, acquired through education and practical experience, of geoscience, mathematics, and the supporting physical, chemical, mineralogical, morphological, and life sciences. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:711.2
  • Geoscientist in training: means a person registered by the board on the basis of education and who meets other requirements established by the board but who is not fully qualified to be a licensed geoscientist under this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:711.2
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Goal: means a general purpose toward which the efforts of an agency are directed. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Good faith: means honesty in fact in any conduct of a transaction. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1392
  • Governing authority: means collectively the body which exercises the governmental and financing functions of the local governmental subdivision, or the school board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:698.1
  • Governing authority: means the elected or appointed body that exercises the legislative functions of a parish, municipality, school board, school district, or other political subdivision, including:

                (a) A sheriff in the case of a law enforcement district. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:503

  • Governing board: means that board of directors which is established under R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2292
  • governmental: includes the government of this State, the Government of the United States, or any subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of either of them. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1202
  • Governmental entity: means any parish, municipality, school board, school district, or other political subdivision of the state, other than the city of New Orleans and its agencies, boards, authorities, and commissions, and other than the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:503
  • 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,
  • Grievance: means , in a health insurance issuer's internal claims and appeals process, a written complaint or oral complaint, if the complaint involves an urgent care request submitted by or on behalf of a covered person regarding any of the following:

                (a) Availability, delivery, or quality of health care services, including a complaint regarding an adverse determination made pursuant to utilization review. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392

  • Gross weight: means the weight of a vehicle and/or combination of vehicles without load on all axles including the steering axle plus the weight of any load thereon. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Health benefit plan: means a policy, contract, certificate , or 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 22:2392
  • Health care professional: means a physician or other health care practitioner licensed, accredited, registered, or certified to perform specified health care services consistent with state law. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • Health care services: means services for the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, cure, or relief of a health condition, illness, injury, or disease. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • Health information: means information or data, whether oral or recorded in any form or medium, and personal facts or information about events or relationships that relate to any of the following:

                (a) The past, present, or future physical, mental, or behavioral health or condition of an individual or a member of the individual's family. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392

  • 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 to provide, deliver, arrange for, pay for, or reimburse any of the costs of health care services, including through a health benefit plan as defined in this Section, and shall include 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 22:2392
  • Hearing aid: means any wearable instrument or device designed for or represented as aiding or compensating for defective human hearing and any parts, attachments, or accessories of such an instrument or device. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2442
  • 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.
  • Height: means the total vertical dimension of any vehicle above the ground surface including any load and load-holding devices thereon. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Highway: means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way or place of whatever nature publicly maintained and open to the use of the public for the purpose of vehicular travel, including bridges, causeways, tunnels and ferries; synonymous with the word "street". See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Hire and fire authority: shall mean the authority of the representative of the employer who plays an integral part in fulfilling the business of the employer with the responsibility to have closely controlled the injured employee regarding his physical conduct and time, as well as providing significant input into the hiring, retention, and firing decisions regarding that employee. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1371.1
  • Impaired insurer: means a member insurer which, after August 1, 2018, is not an insolvent insurer, and is placed under an order of rehabilitation or conservation by a court of competent jurisdiction. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2084
  • Impoundment: means any private, constructed pond, lake, reservoir, tank, cage, or other means of containment that has no inlet from or outlet to any public waters. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:559.3
  • 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.
  • In service: means service rendered after June 30, 1947, for which retirement credit has not been received and for which credit is allowable under Part III of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1002
  • 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 contractor: means an individual contracted to perform services for a sexually oriented business on a non-exclusive basis pursuant to a written agreement specifying that the individual is a contractor and not an employee of the sexually oriented business. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1019.1
  • Independent review organization: means an entity that conducts independent external reviews of adverse determinations and final adverse determinations. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • 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.
  • Indigent: means any person who meets the state definition of indigent who would have qualified for indigent care in any general hospital owned and operated by the state of Louisiana prior to arrest and who is housed in any parish or municipal jail or detention facility or state prison, shall be treated in the nearest general hospital owned and operated by the state of Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:17
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Input: means any resource used to implement a policy, program, or specific service. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Insolvent insurer: means an insurer who meets both of the following criteria:

                (a) Is licensed and authorized to transact insurance in this state, either at the time the policy was issued or when the insured event occurred. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2055

  • Insolvent insurer: means a member insurer which, after August 1, 2018, is placed under an order by a court of competent jurisdiction with a finding of insolvency. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2084
  • Insurable property: means real and tangible personal property at a fixed location in Louisiana when such property is in an insurable condition and basic property insurance is not obtainable in the voluntary market and as further defined by the governing board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2292
  • Insurance policy: means an insurance contract as defined in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2055
  • Insured: means the party named on a policy or certificate as the individual with legal rights to the benefits provided by such policy. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1962
  • Insured: means any named insured, any additional insured, any vendor, lessor, or any other party identified as an insured under the policy. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2055
  • Insurer: means any person or other entity authorized to transact and transacting insurance business in this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1931.1
  • Insurer: means any person, reciprocal exchange, interinsurer, Lloyds insurer, fraternal benefit society, industrial and burial insurer, or any insurer that markets under the Home Service Marketing distribution method and issues a majority of its policies on a weekly or monthly basis, or any other legal entity engaged in the business of insurance, including insurance producers. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1962
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Intermediate care facility for people with developmental disabilities: means a facility which is licensed as an intermediate care facility for people with developmental disabilities in accordance with R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2622
  • 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.
  • Intersection: means : The area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curb lines, or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two highways which join one another at, or approximately at, right angles, or the area within which vehicles traveling upon different highways joining at any other angle may come in conflict. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Interstate highway: means a fully controlled access highway which is a part of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Issuer: means the local governmental subdivision or school board in whose name bonds authorized hereunder are issued. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:698.1
  • 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.
  • Joint session: When both chambers of a legislature adopt a concurrent resolution to meet together.
  • Jurisprudence: The study of law and the structure of the legal system.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • knowingly: means that the person has actual knowledge of the falsity of the information or that the person acts in deliberate ignorance or reckless disregard of the truth or falsity of the information. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1931.1
  • Land surveyor intern: shall mean an individual who has complied with the requirements for education, experience, and character and has passed an examination in the fundamental surveying subjects, as provided in this Chapter, and has been issued a certificate by the board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:682
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • lender credit card: includes a travel and entertainment credit card account that is not subject to loan finance charges or credit service charges. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516
  • Length: means the total longitudinal dimension of a single vehicle, a trailer, or a semi-trailer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Liability: means a debt arising out of a transaction where goods or services have been received or rendered which must be liquidated, renewed, or refunded at some future date. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • License: includes a temporary license and a certificate of endorsement. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2442
  • Licensed farmer: means any person who holds a valid aquatic chelonian or pet turtle farmer license issued by the department pursuant to Part X of Chapter 16 of this Title. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:559.22
  • Licensed optometrist: means a person licensed and holding a certificate issued under the provisions of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:1041
  • licensed water well driller: means a person, firm, or corporation licensed to drill a water well, as set forth in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:711.2
  • Licensee: shall mean any person practicing or seeking to practice engineering or land surveying in the state of Louisiana that has received a license from the board and is otherwise in good standing with the board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:682
  • Licensee: means any person practicing or seeking to practice geoscience in the state of Louisiana who has received a license from the board and is otherwise in good standing with the board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:711.2
  • Licensee: means any person who has been issued a license by the board in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2182
  • licensure: shall mean the recognition granted by the board and its issuance of a license to any person to practice engineering or land surveying in the state of Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:682
  • licensure: means the recognition granted by the board and its issuance of a license to any person to practice geoscience in the state of Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:711.2
  • Licensure by credentials: means issuing of a license using a performance record in place of examinations to evaluate theoretical knowledge and clinical skill when an applicant for licensure has been awarded a D. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:751
  • Limited licensee: means a person or entity authorized to sell certain coverages relating to the rental of vehicles pursuant to the provisions of this Part. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1762
  • Limited lines travel insurance producer: means any of the following:

    (a)  Licensed managing general underwriter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1782.1

  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • 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 3:561
  • 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 3:663
  • Livestock dealer: means any person, not a market agency, engaged in the business of buying or selling livestock. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:561
  • Load: means a weight or quantity of anything resting upon something else regarded as its support. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Loan finance charge: means the sum of the following:

    (i)  All charges payable directly or indirectly by the consumer and imposed directly or indirectly by the lender as a requirement of the extension of credit, including any of the following types of charges that are applicable: interest or any amount payable under a point, discount, or other system of charges, however denominated; and

    (ii)  Charges paid by the consumer for investigating the collateral or credit worthiness of the consumer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516

  • Local governmental subdivision: means any parish or municipality. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:698.1
  • Location: means any physical location in the state of Louisiana or any website, call center site, or similar location directed to residents of the state of Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1781.1
  • Lot: means any plot or parcel of land designated for separate ownership shown on a recorded subdivision plat for a residential development or the boundaries of which are otherwise described in a recorded instrument, other than common area, within the jurisdiction of the residential community as such area is described in the community documents. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:1141.2
  • Manager: means the person appointed to the position of manager by the board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1392
  • Mark: means a distinct marking or device placed on or in a live animal sufficient to distinguish the animal readily if it becomes intermixed with other animals, including a tattoo or an electronic device. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:731
  • Market agency: means any persons, firm, or corporation engaged in the business of buying or selling livestock in commerce on a commission basis, either at a public stockyard or at a privately owned and operated sales pen or concentration point, or any persons engaged in the furnishing of services for the conduct of such business, including but not limited to livestock video auctions. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:561
  • Maximum benefit: means the retirement benefit a member is entitled to receive from the system set forth in Part IV of this Chapter in any month after giving effect to R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Maximum benefit: means the retirement benefit a member is entitled to receive pursuant to the provisions of  this Chapter in any month after giving effect to R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1342
  • Medicaid program: means the medical assistance program as established in Title XIX of the Social Security Act and as administered in the state of Louisiana by the Louisiana Department of Health. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2622
  • Medical board: shall mean the State Medical Disability Board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1002
  • Medical or scientific evidence: means evidence found in the following sources:

                (a) Peer-reviewed scientific studies published in or accepted for publication by medical journals that meet nationally recognized requirements for scientific manuscripts and that submit most of their published articles for review by experts who are not part of the editorial staff. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392

  • 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: includes actual members of associations without capital stock and holders of common stock in associations organized with capital stock;

    (3)  "Association" means any association organized under this Part; and,

    (4)  "Person" includes individuals, firms, partnerships, corporations, and associations. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:122

  • Member: means any school employee, as defined in Paragraph (13) of this Section, as provided in Part II of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1002
  • Member: means any person included in the membership of the system. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:403
  • Member insurer: means any person who meets both of the following criteria:

                (i) Is licensed and authorized to transact insurance in this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2055

  • Member insurer: means any insurer or health maintenance organization licensed or which holds a certificate of authority to transact in this state any kind of insurance or health maintenance organization business for which coverage is provided by R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2084
  • Membership service: means service as an employee rendered while a member of the retirement system. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1002
  • Metal tire: means every tire, the surface of which is in contact with the highway, is wholly or partly of metal or other hard, nonresilient material. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Military surplus motor vehicle: means a wheeled, multipurpose or tactical motor vehicle manufactured for, and sold directly to, the Armed Forces of the United States in conformity with contractual specifications and subsequently authorized for sale to civilians. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Minimal risk condition: means a condition to which a user or an automated driving system may bring a vehicle in order to reduce the risk of a crash upon experiencing a failure of the vehicle's automated driving system that renders the vehicle unable to perform the entire dynamic driving task. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:400.1
  • Minor: means an individual who has not attained the age of eighteen years. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:751
  • Minor child: means an unmarried child under the age of twenty-one years or an unmarried student under the age of twenty-three years who is the issue of a marriage of a member of this system, the legally adopted child of a member of this system, a child born outside of marriage of a female member of this system, or the child of a male member of this system if a court of competent jurisdiction has, pursuant to the provisions of the Civil Code rendered a judgment of filiation declaring the paternity of such member for the child. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Minor child: means an unmarried child under the age of eighteen years or an unmarried student under the age of twenty-three years who is the issue of a marriage of a member of this system, the legally adopted child of a member of this system, the natural child of a female member of this system, or the child of a male member of this system if a court of competent jurisdiction has made an order of filiation declaring the paternity of such a member for the child or if the name of the father appears on the birth certificate or if the father has formally acknowledged the child. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1002
  • Minor Child: means a child of a member of this system who is under the age of eighteen years or who is a student who is under the age of twenty-three years. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1301
  • Minor child: means an unmarried child under the age of eighteen years or an unmarried student under the age of twenty-three years who is the issue of a marriage of a member of this system, the legally adopted child of a member of this system, a child born outside of marriage of a female member of this system, or the child of a male member of this system if acknowledged or filiated pursuant to the provisions of the Civil Code. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:403
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mobile home: means : (a) a trailer or semitrailer which is designed, constructed and equipped as a dwelling place, living abode, or sleeping place, either permanently or temporarily, and is equipped for use as a conveyance on highways; or, (b) a trailer or semitrailer whose chassis and exterior shell is designed and constructed for use as a mobile home, as defined in (a), but which is used instead permanently or temporarily for the advertising, sales, display, or promotion of merchandise or services, or for any other commercial purpose except the transportation of property for hire or the transportation of property for distribution by a private carrier. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Mobility aid: means a device used by individuals to ambulate independently and that is human or electric powered and used in- or outdoors. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Mold remediation: means the removal, cleaning, sanitizing, demolition, or other treatment, including preventive activities, of mold or mold-contaminated matter that was not purposely grown at that location. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2182
  • 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 carrier: means any person owning, controlling, managing, operating, or causing to be used or operated any commercial motor vehicle used in the transportation of persons or property over the public highways of this state, whether as a transportation agency or howsoever utilizing said public facilities. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Motor driven cycle: means every motorcycle, including every motor scooter, with a motor of not to exceed five horsepower. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Motor vehicle: means any motor-driven vehicle required to be registered that was used, is used, or is designed to be used for the transporting of passengers or goods for public, private, commercial, or for-hire purposes. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:781
  • Motor vehicle: means every automobile or other motor vehicle which is self-propelled, other than trains and those propelled by electric power from overhead wires. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2131
  • Motor vehicle: means every vehicle which is self-propelled, and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails, but excluding a motorized bicycle. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Motor vehicle crusher: means any person, firm, limited liability corporation, or corporation engaged in whole or in part in the business of purchasing and crushing or compacting motor vehicles and selling the crushed or compacted vehicle for scrap. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:781
  • Motor vehicle of historic or special interest: means a motor vehicle, including a motorcycle as defined in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:442
  • Motorcycle: means every motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding a tractor and excluding a motorized bicycle. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Motorized bicycle: means a pedal bicycle which may be propelled by human power or helper motor, or by both, with a motor rated no more than one and one-half brake horsepower, a cylinder capacity not exceeding fifty cubic centimeters, an automatic transmission, and which produces a maximum design speed of no more than twenty-five miles per hour on a flat surface. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Multiple-lane highway: means any highway with two or more clearly marked lanes for traffic in each direction. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Municipality: means any incorporated city, town, or village. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:313
  • Municipality: means an incorporated village, town, or city created under the authority of the constitution or laws of this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • 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 direct premiums: means gross direct premiums, excluding reinsurance assumed, written for subject lines of business, less return premiums, dividends paid or credited to policyholders, or the unused or unabsorbed portions of premium deposits. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2292
  • Net direct written premiums: means direct gross premiums written in this state on insurance policies to which this Part applies, including policy and membership fees, less return premiums thereon, premiums on policies not taken, and dividends paid or credited to policyholders on such direct business. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2055
  • 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.
  • Nominating petition: means a petition filed under the provisions of Section 3:1206 to nominate candidates for the office of supervisor of a soil conservation district. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1202
  • Nudity: means the exposure of the vulva, penis, testicles, anus, female nipples, or female areola with less than a fully opaque covering. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1019.1
  • Nursing facility: means a facility which is licensed as a nursing home in accordance with R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2622
  • Nursing facility administrator: means any individual who is or may be charged with the general administration of a nursing facility and who has been licensed and registered by the board in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2501
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Objective: is a specific and measurable target for achievement which describes the exact results sought, which is expressed in an outcome-oriented statement that may reflect effectiveness, efficiency, or quality of work, and which may be either numeric or non-numeric. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Obligation: means an amount which a government may be required legally to meet out of its resources. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Offer and disseminate: means to provide general information, including a description of the coverage and price, as well as process the application, collect premiums, and perform other nonlicensable activities permitted by the state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1782.1
  • Office: means the office of workers' compensation administration established pursuant to R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1021
  • office: means the office of state police, Department of Public Safety. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1301
  • Office: means the state office of rural development created by this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:313
  • Official forecast: means the most recently adopted estimate of money available for appropriation by the Revenue Estimating Conference as provided in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Operational: means steering, braking, accelerating, or monitoring the vehicle and roadway. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Operational design domain: means a description of the specific operating domain in which an autonomous commercial motor vehicle is designed to properly operate including but not limited to roadway types, speed, environmental conditions, and other domain constraints. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:400.1
  • Operator: means any person employed in responsible charge of operating all or any portion of a scrap metal recycling facility. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:1962
  • Operator: means any individual on the premises of a sexually oriented business authorized to manage the business, exercise overall operational control of the premises, or cause the business to function. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1019.1
  • Operator: means every person, other than a chauffeur, who drives or is in actual physical control of a motor vehicle upon a highway or who is exercising control over or steering a vehicle being towed by a motor vehicle. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Ophthalmic surgery: means a procedure upon the human eye in which in vivo human tissue is injected, cut, burned, frozen, sutured, vaporized, coagulated, or photodisrupted by the use of surgical instrumentation such as, but not limited to, a scalpel, cryoprobe, laser, electric cautery, or ionizing radiation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:1041
  • Optometry: means that practice in which a person employs primary eye care procedures including ophthalmic surgery such as YAG laser capsulotomy, laser peripheral iridotomy, and laser trabeculoplasty, except for those surgery procedures specifically excluded in Subsection D of this Section; measures the powers and range of vision of the human eye using subjective or objective means, including the use of lenses and prisms before the eye and autorefractors or other automated testing devices to determine its accommodative and refractive state and general scope of function; and the adaptation, sale, and dispensing of frames and lenses in all their forms, including plano or zero power contact lenses, to overcome errors of refraction and restore as near as possible, normal human vision, or for orthotic, prosthetic, therapeutic, or cosmetic purposes with respect to contact lenses. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:1041
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Order: means a final order imposed pursuant to a civil or criminal adjudication. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1931.1
  • Organization: means corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, trust, estate, partnership, cooperative, or association. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516
  • Out-of-state pharmacist: means any natural person who is licensed or registered as a pharmacist by a state other than Louisiana, who is a resident of and domiciled in a state other than Louisiana, and who fills, compounds, or dispenses out-of-state prescriptions. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2622
  • Out-of-state pharmacy: means any natural person, firm, corporation, partnership, or other juridical person, that is permitted as a pharmacy by a state other than Louisiana, and that, through or by out-of-state pharmacists, sells at retail, fills, dispenses, or furnishes out-of-state prescriptions. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2622
  • Out-of-state prescription: means a physician's order, written or oral, for a drug, chemical, medicine, device, or a combination thereof, that is filled, compounded or dispensed by an out-of-state pharmacist at a location outside the state of Louisiana, provided that the person for whom the physician issued the order is a resident of and domiciled in the state of Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2622
  • Out-patient prescription: means a prescription dispensed to an individual who is not an in-patient of a facility licensed by the Louisiana Department of Health as a hospital. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2622
  • Owner: means a person who holds a legal title to a vehicle or in the event a vehicle is the subject of an agreement for the conditional sale, lease, or transfer of possession thereof with the right of purchase upon the performance of the conditions stated in the agreement, with the right of immediate possession in the vendee, lessee, possessor, or in the event such similar transaction is had by means of mortgage and the mortgagor of a vehicle is entitled to possession, then the conditional vendee, lessee, possessor, or mortgagor shall be deemed the owner for the purposes of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • owner of land: includes any person, persons, partnership, firm, or corporation who shall hold title to any lands lying within a district organized under the provisions of this Part. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1202
  • parking: means the standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Parking area: means an area used by the public as a means of access to and egress from, and for the free parking of motor vehicles by patrons of a shopping center, business, factory, hospital, institution, or similar building or location. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • parties: means the employee or his dependent and the employer or his insurer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1271
  • 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.
  • Parts car: means a motor vehicle of historic or special interest which is generally in inoperable condition and which is owned by a collector to furnish parts that are usually not obtainable from normal sources, thus enabling a collector to preserve, restore or maintain a motor vehicle of historic or special interest. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:442
  • Passenger car: means any passenger car required to be equipped with safety belts by Federal Motor Vehicle Standard No. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Pavement structure: means the combination of subbase, base course, and surface course placed on an earth subgrade to support the traffic load and distribute it to the roadbed. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Payor: means the entity responsible, whether by law or contract, for the payment of benefits incurred by a claimant as a result of a work related injury. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1021
  • Pedestrian: means any person afoot or utilizing a mobility aid. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Pension plan: means the defined benefit plan created by this Chapter and administered by the board to provide monthly benefits for retirees, beneficiaries, and survivors. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1301
  • Pension Reserve: means the present value of all payments to be made on account of any pension or benefit in lieu of any pension computed upon the basis of mortality tables adopted by the board of trustees, and regular interest. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Pension reserve: means the present value of all payments to be made on account of any pension or benefit in lieu of any pension computed upon the basis of such mortality tables as shall be adopted by the board of trustees, and regular interest. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1002
  • Pensions: means payments for life. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Pensions: means payments for life derived from money provided by the state or the employing agency. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1002
  • Permanent partial disability: shall mean any permanent condition, whether congenital or due to injury or disease, of such seriousness as to constitute a hindrance or obstacle to obtaining employment, to retention by an employer, or to obtaining re-employment, if the employee becomes unemployed. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1371.1
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, organization, or other legal entity. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:751
  • Person: shall mean any individual or firm. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:682
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, partnership, association, or other legal entity. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:556.2
  • Person: means any individual. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:711.2
  • Person: means a natural person or a legal entity, including but not limited to an individual, partnership, limited liability company, association, trust, or corporation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1791
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, firm, company, association, corporation, limited liability company, and any other legal entity or group of persons. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:559.3
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, or association of such persons acting as a unit. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:561
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, firm, company, association, corporation, limited liability company, and any other legal entity or group of persons. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:730.2
  • Person: means any natural or juridical entity or agent thereof as defined in federal or state law furnishing or claiming to furnish a good, service, or supply who is compensated with insurance proceeds. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1931.1
  • 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, firm, partnership, corporation, or other association. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:731
  • Person: means any natural or artificial entity, including but not limited to individuals, partnerships, associations, trusts, or corporations. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1962
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, firm, company, association, corporation, limited liability company, and any other legal entity or group of persons. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:836
  • Person: means any natural or juridical person, company, insurer, association, organization, reciprocal or inter-insurance exchange, partnership, business, trust, corporation, or other entity, including governmental entities. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2055
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, partnership, association, or voluntary organization. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2084
  • person who is deaf or hard of hearing: means a person who, because of hearing loss, has difficulty understanding the communication occurring. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2362
  • Person with significant disabilities: means a person with loss of sensory or motor functions interfering with activities of daily living to the extent that the person requires assistance with nonmedical personal care needs, domestic or cleaning needs, dressing and undressing, moving into and out of bed, ambulation, related services including but not limited to meal preparation, laundry, and grocery shopping, and other similar activities of daily living. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2116.1
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Personal representative: means an executor, administrator, or representative of a decedent's estate or a person legally authorized to perform substantially the same functions. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:751
  • Petition: means a petition filed under the provisions of subsection A of Section 3:1205 for the creation of a district. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1202
  • Pharmacist: means any natural person who is licensed or registered as a pharmacist by the state of Louisiana, who is a resident of and domiciled in the state of Louisiana, and who fills, compounds, or dispenses prescriptions. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2622
  • Pharmacy: means any natural person, firm, corporation, partnership, or other juridical person that is permitted as a pharmacy by the state of Louisiana, that is located within the state of Louisiana, and that through or by pharmacists, sells at retail, fills, dispenses, or furnishes prescriptions. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2622
  • Physician: means any licensed medical doctor, dentist, or other licensed practitioner authorized to prescribe or order any drug, chemical, medicine, device, or a combination thereof, to be filled, compounded, or dispensed by a pharmacist. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2622
  • Place of business: means the place owned or leased and regularly occupied by a person, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or other entity licensed under the provisions of this Chapter for the principal purpose of auctioning, renting, or selling used motor vehicles, crushing or compacting used motor vehicles and selling the crushed or compacted vehicle for scrap, or engaging in the business of a dismantler and parts recycler, where the products for sale are displayed and offered for sale, and where the books and records required for the conduct of the business are maintained and kept. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:781
  • Plan of operation: means the document setting the rules of operation of the corporation, as promulgated by the governing board and approved by the Louisiana Senate Committee on Insurance and the Louisiana House Committee on Insurance pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2292
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pneumatic tire: means every tire of rubber or other resilient material which depends upon compressed air for support of a load. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Police officer: means every officer authorized to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violations of traffic regulations. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Policy: means an individual or group policy, group certificate, contract, or arrangement of life insurance affecting the rights of a resident of this state or bearing a reasonable relation to this state, regardless of whether delivered or issued for delivery in this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1791
  • Policyholder: means a natural or artificial person named as the insured in a current policy issued by the corporation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1392
  • 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 3:313
  • Portable electronics: means electronic devices that are portable in nature, their accessories, and services related to the use of the device. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1781.1
  • Portable electronics insurance: means insurance providing coverage for the repairs or replacement of portable electronics which may provide coverage for portable electronics against any one or more of the following causes of loss: loss, theft, inoperability due to mechanical failure, malfunction, damage, or other similar causes of loss. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1781.1
  • Position: means any office or any employment in the state service. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:403
  • Practice of engineering: shall mean responsible professional service which may include consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning, designing, or inspection of construction in connection with any public or private utilities, structures, machines, equipment, processes, works, or projects wherein the public welfare or the safeguarding of life, health, and property is concerned or involved, when such professional service requires the application of engineering principles and the interpretation of engineering data. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:682
  • Practice of engineering: means responsible professional service which may include consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning, designing, or inspection of construction in connection with any public or private utilities, structures, machines, equipment, processes, works, or projects wherein the public welfare or the safeguarding of life, health, and property is concerned or involved, when such professional service requires the application of engineering principles and the interpretation of engineering data. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:711.2
  • practice of equine dentistry: means the rasping or floating of molar, premolar, and canine teeth of equines, and the removal of deciduous incisor and premolar teeth or caps of equines. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:1561
  • Practice of geoscience: means the practice for the public of geoscientific services or work, including consulting, investigating, evaluating, analyzing, planning, mapping, and inspecting geoscientific work and the responsible supervision of those tasks. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:711.2
  • Practice of land surveying: shall include the measuring of areas, land surfaces, streams, bodies of water, and swamps for correct determination and description, for the establishment, reestablishment, ascertainment, or description of land boundaries, corners, divisions, distances, and directions, the plotting and monumenting of lands and subdivisions thereof, and mapping and topographical work. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:682
  • Practice of land surveying: includes the measuring of areas, land surfaces, streams, bodies of water, and swamps for correct determination and description, for the establishment, reestablishment, ascertainment, or description of land boundaries, corners, divisions, distances, and directions, the plotting and monumenting of lands and subdivisions thereof, and mapping and topographical work. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:711.2
  • Practice of nursing facility administration: means the decision-making processes involved in the planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling of operations of a nursing facility whether or not the administrator has an ownership interest in said facility. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2501
  • 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.
  • Precomputed consumer credit transaction: means a consumer credit transaction under which loan finance charges or credit service charges are computed in advance over the entire scheduled term of the transaction and capitalized into the face amount of the debtor's promissory note or other evidence of indebtedness. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516
  • Preferred risk: is a n employer who is a Louisiana resident, partnership, or corporation domiciled in this state whose workers' compensation insurance policy meets either of the following conditions:

    (a)  The prospective annual premium is less than five thousand dollars during the succeeding twelve months; the governing classifications of the policy would be in hazard group I, II, or III, as determined in retrospective rating plans approved by the commissioner of insurance; and the employer can demonstrate that its loss ratio has not exceeded seventy-hundredths during the most recent three policy years. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1392

  • Premiums: means amounts received on covered policies or contracts, less considerations, deposits, dividends, and experience credits thereon. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2084
  • Prescription: means a physician's order, written, oral, or electronically transmitted for a drug, chemical, medicine, device, or a combination thereof, that is filled, compounded, or dispensed by a licensed or registered pharmacist or dispensing physician. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2622
  • 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
  • Prior Service: means service rendered prior to the date of establishment of the retirement system for which credit is allowable under Part III of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Prior service: means service rendered prior to July 1, 1947, for which credit is allowable under Part III of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1002
  • Private road or driveway: means every way or place in private ownership and used for vehicular travel by the owner and those having express or implied permission from the owner, but not by other persons. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Pro rata: as used in this chapter refers to a method of computing deferral charges by dividing the precomputed loan finance charge or precomputed credit service charge by the total number of days in the contract and multiplying the sum by the number of days that are deferred. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Produce: means any food that is defined as such within the meaning of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act and is a raw agricultural commodity, including raw agricultural commodities that are grown domestically or imported or offered for sale in Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:921
  • Producer: means a person required to be licensed under the laws of this state to sell, solicit, or negotiate insurance, and includes all persons or business entities otherwise referred to in this Code as "insurance agent" "agent" "insurance broker" "broker" "insurance solicitor" "solicitor" or "surplus lines broker". See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1962
  • Producer: means any person engaged in the business of producing eggs in Louisiana or any person deriving a profit from such a business. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:836
  • professional engineer: shall mean an individual who, by reason of his special knowledge and ability to apply the mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences and the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, acquired by an engineering education and engineering experience, is qualified to practice engineering, as evidenced by his licensure as such by the board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:682
  • professional engineer: means an individual who, by reason of his special knowledge and ability to apply the mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences and the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, acquired by an engineering education and engineering experience, is qualified to practice engineering, as evidenced by his licensure as such by the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board, as set forth in Chapter 8 of this Title. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:711.2
  • professional land surveyor: shall mean an individual who is qualified to practice land surveying, as evidenced by his licensure as such by the board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:682
  • Profit: means income including premiums earned, investment income, and fees less expenses including claims paid and reserved, claims incurred but not reported, loss adjusting expenses, administrative and production costs, and any other expenses. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1392
  • Program: means a grouping of activities directed toward the accomplishment of a clearly defined objective or set of objectives. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Property: means any and all property, movable and immovable, corporeal and incorporeal. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1931.1
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Prospective review: means utilization review conducted prior to an admission or the provision of a health care service or a course of treatment in accordance with a health insurance issuer's requirement that the health care service or course of treatment, in whole or in part, be approved prior to its provision. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • Protected health information: means either of the following:

                (a) Health information that identifies an individual who is the subject of the information. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392

  • provider: means a health care professional or a facility. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • Proxy voting: The practice of allowing a legislator to cast a vote in committee for an absent legislator.
  • Psychiatrist: shall mean an individual licensed to practice medicine by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners or, in the event that the individual is practicing medicine in a jurisdiction other than Louisiana, licensed by the appropriate member board of the Federation of State Medical Boards to practice psychiatry, who has completed a residency in psychiatry, been in clinical practice for at least three years and has training in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of intellectual disabilities. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1371.1
  • Psychologist: shall mean an individual licensed to practice psychology by the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists or licensed to practice medical psychology by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners, or, in the event an individual is practicing psychology in a jurisdiction other than Louisiana, licensed by the appropriate member board of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards to practice psychology, who has registered specialty in a relevant clinical area of practice, who has been in clinical practice for at least three years and has training and experience in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of intellectual disabilities. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1371.1
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • 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 livestock market: means any place, establishment or facility commonly known as a "livestock market" "livestock auction market" "sales ring" "stockyard" or the like, operated for compensation or profit as a public market for livestock, consisting of pens, or other enclosures, and their appurtenances, in which livestock are received, held, sold, or kept for sale or shipment. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:663
  • Public or retail motor vehicle auction: means the act of any person, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or other entity engaging in, for a commission, compensation, or other consideration, the business of providing vehicle auction services at an established place of business which is not open exclusively to motor vehicle dealers, dismantlers, and parts recyclers. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:781
  • 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
  • Quadrum axle: means any four consecutive axles whose centers are more than forty inches but not more than ninety-six inches apart, and are designed to equalize the load between axles. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Qualified plan: means a trust which is covered by the provisions of Section 401(a) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Quality: means degree or grade of excellence. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Quarter: means a calendar quarter more specifically defined as follows:

    (a)  First quarter: January, February, and March. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:556.2

  • Quasi-judicial proceeding: means any proceeding of a public administrative office or body which is required to investigate facts, ascertain the existence of facts, hold hearings, and draw conclusions from them as a basis for their official action, and to exercise discretion of a judicial nature. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2362
  • Racetrack: means any facility which conducts races as defined in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:1561
  • Railroad: means a carrier of persons or property upon cars, other than streetcars, operated upon stationary rails. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Railroad sign or signal: means any sign, signal, or device erected by authority of a public body or official or by a railroad and intended to give notice of the presence of railroad tracks or the approach of a railroad train. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Railroad track materials: means steel in the form of railroad tracks or in the form of rail, switch components, spikes, angle bars, tie plates, or bolts of the type used in constructing railroads, or any combination of such materials. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:1962
  • Railroad train: means a steam or diesel engine, electric or other motor, with or without cars coupled thereto, operated upon rails, except streetcars. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Reasonable accommodation: means those actions taken by the employer including but not limited to training, changes to work schedule, job reassignment or modification, or physical modification to the work station that do not place an undue hardship on the employer or pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of the individual or others. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1017.1
  • Receiver: means liquidator, rehabilitator, conservator or ancillary receiver, as the context requires. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2055
  • Receivership court: means the court in the insolvent or impaired insurer's state having jurisdiction over the conservation, rehabilitation, or liquidation of the member insurer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2084
  • Recipient: means the person who has received assistance under this Title. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:1
  • Reciprocity: means formal reciprocal agreement between two state boards under which a dentist licensed in one state may apply for and receive a license in another state without examination and without fulfilling any other requirements except the usual state license fees. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:751
  • 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
  • Recovery: means the recovery of attempted benefits pursued, overpayments, damages, fines, penalties, costs, expenses, restitution, attorney fees, interest, or settlement amounts. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1931.1
  • Registered equine dentist: means a person registered by the board as being qualified to practice equine dentistry in Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:1561
  • Registered veterinary technician: means a skilled person registered by the board as being qualified by academic and practical training to provide veterinary services under the direct supervision and direction of the licensed veterinarian who is responsible for the performance of that veterinary technician. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:1542
  • Regular Interest: means interest compounded annually at such a rate as shall be determined by the board of trustees in accordance with R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Regular interest: means interest compounded annually at such a rate as shall be determined by the board of trustees in accordance with R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1002
  • Regular operation: means movement over highways of vehicles, combinations of vehicles, and loads thereon, subject to the limitations contained in this Chapter governing maximum weights and dimensions for motor vehicles and loads thereon. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Related provider trust: means a titling trust or other trust established by a licensed viatical settlement provider or a financing entity for the sole purpose of holding the ownership or beneficial interest in purchased policies in connection with a financing transaction. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1791
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Remote driver: means a natural person who is not seated in an autonomous commercial motor vehicle, but is able to perform the entire dynamic driving task. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:400.1
  • Rental agreement: means any written agreement setting forth the terms and conditions governing the use of a vehicle provided by the rental company for rental or lease. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1762
  • Rental company: means any person or entity in the business of providing primarily private passenger vehicles to the public under a rental agreement for a period not to exceed ninety days. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1762
  • Rental period: means the term of the rental agreement. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1762
  • rental vehicle: means a motor vehicle of the private passenger type including passenger vans, minivans, and sport utility vehicles, and of the cargo type including but not limited to cargo vans, pickup trucks and trucks with a gross vehicle weight of less than twenty-six thousand pounds and which do not require the operator to possess a commercial driver's license. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1762
  • Renter: means any person obtaining the use of a vehicle from a rental company under the terms of a rental agreement for a period not to exceed ninety days. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1762
  • 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).
  • Representative: shall include , but not be limited to, third party administrators, attorneys, or adjusting firms of the party filing the claim on behalf of the employer, insurer or group self-insurance fund. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1371.1
  • Reputable dental school: means one that is recognized as such by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry according to its rules and regulations. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:751
  • Rescission: means cancellation or discontinuance of coverage under a health benefit plan that has a retroactive effect. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • 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.
  • Residence district: means the territory contiguous to a highway not comprising a business district, when the frontage on such a highway for a distance of three hundred feet or more is mainly occupied by dwellings or by dwellings and buildings in use for business. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Resident: means a person who resides in this state on the date of entry of a court order that determines a member insurer to be an impaired insurer or a court order that determines a member insurer to be an insolvent insurer and to whom a contractual obligation is owed. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2084
  • Residents: shall mean and include persons, partnerships, or corporations, domestic, alien, or foreign. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1942
  • Resolution: means a resolution, ordinance, act or other appropriate legislative enactment of a governing authority. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:698.1
  • Responsible charge: shall mean the direct control and personal supervision of engineering or land surveying service or work, as the case may be. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:682
  • Responsible charge: means the independent control and direction of geoscientific work or the supervision of geoscientific work by the use of initiative, skill, and independent judgment. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:711.2
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retirement: means termination of active service, with a retirement allowance granted under the provisions of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:403
  • Retirement: means withdrawal from active service with a retirement allowance granted under the provisions of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Retirement: means withdrawal from active service with a retirement allowance granted under the provisions of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1002
  • 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: means the sum of annuity and the pensions or any optional benefit payable in lieu thereof. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1002
  • Retirement System: means the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana as defined in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Retirement system: means the Louisiana School Employees Retirement System established and described in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1002
  • Retrospective review: means a utilization review conducted after services have been provided to a patient, but does not include the review of a claim that is limited to an evaluation of reimbursement levels, veracity of documentation, accuracy of coding, or adjudication for payment. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • Revolving charge account: means an arrangement between a seller or issuer of a seller credit card honored by the seller and a consumer pursuant to which:

    (a)  The creditor permits the consumer to purchase goods or services on a preauthorized basis;

    (b)  The creditor reasonably contemplates repeated transactions;

    (c)  The creditor may impose a credit service charge from time to time on the outstanding unpaid balance of the consumer's account;

    (d)  The amount of credit that may be extended to the consumer, up to any limit set by the creditor, is generally made available to the extent that any outstanding balance is repaid; and

    (e)  No credit service charges may be imposed upon the consumer for a billing period if the account is paid in full within a period of twenty-five days from the billing date. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516

  • Revolving loan account: means an arrangement between a lender and a consumer pursuant to which:

    (i)  The creditor may permit the consumer to obtain consumer loan advances on a preauthorized basis;

    (ii)  The creditor reasonably contemplates repeated transactions;

    (iii)  The creditor may impose a loan finance charge from time to time on the outstanding unpaid balance of the consumer's account; and

    (iv)  The amount of credit that may be extended to the consumer under the account, up to any limit set by the creditor, is generally made available to the extent that any unpaid balance is repaid. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516

  • Right of way: means the privilege of the immediate use of the highway. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Road tractor: means every motor vehicle designed, constructed, or used either by itself or for drawing other vehicles used in the construction and maintenance of roads, highways, or streets, and not so constructed as to carry any load thereon, either independently or as a part of the weight of a vehicle or load so drawn. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Roadway: means that portion of a highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular traffic, exclusive of the berm or shoulder. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • roll cage: shall mean supports that will bear the vehicle's weight and are so designed as to protect the occupants when the vehicle is resting on the supports. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Rotary traffic island: means any circular area of ground, surrounded by a highway or roadway which is designed to prevent the crossing of traffic on four or more otherwise intersecting highways, in order to require all traffic approaching it to proceed for some distance around a portion of the island before entering one of the intersecting highways and to prevent left hand turns onto such otherwise intersecting highways. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Rural areas: means parishes within the state having less than one hundred thousand population, or municipalities within the state having less than thirty-five thousand population, and the  unincorporated areas of a parish with a population of over one hundred thousand. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:313
  • Rural development and revitalization: means those policies, programs, laws, regulations, or other matters having to do with rural areas, including but not limited to economic development, employment, local government services and management, business, agriculture, environment, land use and natural resources, human services and community life, health care, education, transportation, community facilities, and housing. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:313
  • safety glass: as used in this Chapter shall mean glass so treated or combined with other materials as to reduce, in comparison with ordinary sheet glass or plate glass, the likelihood of injuries to persons by objects from external sources or by glass, when the glass is cracked or broken. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:360
  • Safety zone: means the area or space officially set apart within a highway for the exclusive use of pedestrians and which is protected or is so marked or indicated by adequate signs as to be plainly visible at all times while set apart as a safety zone. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Sales tax revenues: means the proceeds or avails of any sales tax imposed under the authority of Section 29 of Article VI of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974 or any other authority except R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:698.1
  • Sanitarian: means a person who possesses the necessary qualifications as recognized in this Chapter to carry out inspectional, educational, and investigational duties in the field of environmental sanitation, or who serves as a consultant, supervisor, or administrator of programs and personnel involving such duties. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2101
  • Sanitarian trainee: means a person who possesses the necessary academic qualifications as recognized in this Chapter for licensing as a sanitarian, but who does not possess the required year of experience and training in sanitation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2101
  • School: means an accredited public or private educational institution that provides educational services to children of compulsory attendance age. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1015.1
  • School bus: means every motor vehicle that complies with the color, equipment, and identification requirements set forth in this Chapter and is used to transport children to and from school or in connection with school activities, but not including buses operated by common carriers in urban transportation of school children. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Scrap metal: means metal materials which are purchased for resale to be recycled, including but not limited to ferrous materials, catalytic converters, auto hulks, copper, copper wire, copper alloy, bronze, zinc, aluminum other than in the form of cans, stainless steel, nickel alloys, or brass, whether in the form of bars, cable, ingots, rods, tubing, wire, wire scraps, clamps or connectors, railroad track materials, water utility materials, and used building components. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:1962
  • Scrap metal processor: means any person or entity engaged in the business of obtaining and storing scrap metal, as defined by R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:781
  • Seat belt: means the manual restraint system installed by the manufacturer as required by Federal Motor Vehicle Standard No. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Second opinion: means an opportunity or requirement to obtain a clinical evaluation by a provider other than the one originally making a recommendation for a proposed health care service to assess the clinical or medical necessity and appropriateness of the initial proposed health care service. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • Secretary: means the secretary of the commission. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1
  • Secretary: means the secretary of the Department of Children and Family Services or the Louisiana Department of Health. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:1
  • Secretary: means the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2116.1
  • Secretary: means the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2622
  • Secretary: means the secretary of the Department of Transportation and Development or his delegated or authorized representative. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Security device: means any lien, mortgage, pawn, pledge, privilege, or other instrument by which an interest in livestock is used to secure the performance or payment of any obligation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:561
  • self-insured governmental entity: shall mean any agency of the state, political subdivision of the state, or agency thereof, or consortium of governmental entities that maintains a self-insured loss fund or risk pool. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1923
  • Self-insurer: means a person that covers its liabilities through a qualified individual or group self-insurance program created for the specific purpose of covering liabilities typically covered by insurance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2055
  • Seller credit card: means a revolving charge account that may be accessed by use of a credit card. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516
  • Seminudity: means any of the following:

                (i) Exposure of the female breast below a horizontal line across the top of the areola and extending across the width of the breasts at that point including the lower portion of the breasts. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1019.1

  • Semitrailer: means every single vehicle without motive power designed for carrying property and passengers and so designed in conjunction and used with a motor vehicle that some part of its own weight and that of its own load rests or is carried by another vehicle and having one or more load-carrying axles. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Sequester: To separate. Sometimes juries are sequestered from outside influences during their deliberations.
  • Service: means service as a teacher within the meaning of Paragraph (33) of this Section. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • 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.
  • Sexually oriented business: means any business that is part of the sex industry that offers services that include the exposure of specified anatomical areas or specified sexual activities, or the purchase of erotic paraphernalia. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1019.1
  • Shared use trail: means a public way separated by open space, grade, or other physical barrier from motor traffic, either within the highway right-of-way or within an independent right-of-way, that is designated for use by pedestrians, mobility aid users, and persons riding bicycles. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Shoulder: means the portion of the highway contiguous with the roadway for accommodation of stopped vehicles, for emergency use, pedestrian use, mobility aid use, bicycle use, and for lateral support of base and surface. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Sidewalk: means that portion of a highway between the curb lines, or the lateral lines of a highway, and the adjacent property lines, intended for the use of pedestrians. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Simple interest transaction: means a consumer credit transaction under which loan finance charges or credit service charges are assessed by application of a contractual simple interest rate or rates to the unpaid balance of the debtor's promissory note, account or other evidence of indebtedness. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516
  • Single axle: means an assembly of two or more wheels, whose centers are in one transverse vertical plane or may be included between two parallel transverse vertical planes forty inches apart extending across the full width of the vehicle. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Single axle weight: means the total weight transmitted to the road by a single axle. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Sodium pentobarbital: means a compound prepared or purchased solely as an euthanasia solution at a minimum strength of six grains per milliliter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:1552
  • soil conservation district: means a governmental subdivision of this State, and a public body corporate and politic, organized in accordance with the provisions of this Part, for the purposes, with the powers, and subject to the restrictions set forth in this Part. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1202
  • source: includes but is not limited to an insurance company, dental health maintenance organization, a dental preferred provider organization, Medicaid, dental discount company, or any other thirty party. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:775
  • Special permit: means a written authorization to move or operate on a highway a vehicle or combination of vehicles with indivisible load of size and/or weight exceeding the limits prescribed for vehicles in regular operation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Special permit applicant: means an individual, firm, partnership, corporation, or association making application for a special permit to transport a vehicle, combination of vehicles, and/or load which is oversize or overweight and under whose authority and responsibility such vehicle or load is transported. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Special purpose entity: means a corporation, partnership, trust, limited liability company, or other similar entity formed solely to provide either directly or indirectly access to institutional capital markets for a financing entity or licensed viatical settlement provider. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1791
  • Spinal cord injury: means an insult to the spinal cord, not of a degenerative or congenital nature, but caused by an external physical force resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2632
  • Spouse: means a person who is legally married to a member of this system. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:403
  • Spouse: shall mean a person who is legally married to a member of this system and shall not include a person who is legally separated from a member of this system by a judgment of separation, unless such person has voluntarily reconciled with the member and which reconciliation is established by a court of competent jurisdiction. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Spouse: means a person who is legally married to a member of this system and shall not include a person who is legally separated from a member of this system by a judgment of separation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1002
  • stalking: means any act that would constitute the crime of stalking under R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2172
  • standing: means the halting of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • State: means the state of Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:403
  • State: includes any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and any territory or possession subject to the legislative authority of the United States. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:751
  • State: means the State of Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1202
  • State: means the state of Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:503
  • State maintained highway: means any highway in this state which is contained in the state highway system as defined by law or which is maintained by the department. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Statement: includes but is not limited to any notice, statement, proof of loss, bill of lading, receipt for payment, invoice, account, estimate of property damages, bill for services, diagnosis, prescription, hospital or doctor records, test results, x-rays, or other evidence of loss, injury, or expense. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1923
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Steering axle: means the axle of a motor vehicle or combination of vehicles by which the same is guided or steered. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Stop: means , when required, the complete cessation from movement. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • stopping: means , when prohibited, any halting, even momentarily of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer, weights and standards police officer, or traffic control sign or signal. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Strategic: means determining destinations and waypoints. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Strategy: means the method used to accomplish the objectives of an agency. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Strawberries: means all strawberries of the grades as recommended by the United States Department of Agriculture and the State Market Commission. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:730.2
  • Street: means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way or place of whatever nature publicly maintained and open to the use of the public for the purpose of vehicular travel, including bridges, causeways, tunnels, and ferries; synonymous with the word "highway". See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • street cruiser: means any automobile or truck twenty-five years or older, and which has undergone some type of modernizing, to include modernizing of the engine, transmission, drive train, and interior refinements, and any other modifications the builder desires, which vehicle is to be driven to events under its own power and to be used as a safe, nonracing vehicle for total family enjoyment. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:455
  • street rod: means any antique automobile or truck produced in 1948 or earlier, which is an automobile or truck that is recognized as a street rod by the National Street Rod Association, and which has undergone some type of modernizing, to include modernizing of engine, transmission, drivetrain, interior refinements, and any other modifications the builder desires, which vehicle is to be driven to events under its own power and to be used as a safe, nonracing vehicle for total family enjoyment. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:452
  • Structured settlement annuity: means an annuity purchased in order to fund periodic payments for a plaintiff or other claimant in payment for or with respect to personal injury suffered by the plaintiff or other claimant. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2084
  • Student: means a person in a high school, a vocational-technical school, or a college or university, in a sufficient number of courses and classes in an accredited institution to be classified as a full-time regular student under the criteria used by the institution in which he is enrolled. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1301
  • Subject lines of business: means the following lines of business: fire, allied lines, homeowners' multiperil, the property insurance portion of commercial multiperil policies, and the business interruption insurance portion of commercial multiperil policies or such interruption insurance with respect to commercial properties on a monoline basis. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2292
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Supervisor: means one of the members of the governing body of a district, elected or appointed in accordance with the provisions of this Part. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1202
  • Surplus: means the excess for any fiscal year of the actual monies received and any monies or balances carried forward over the actual expenditures paid by warrant or transfer for any fund at the close of the fiscal year as such are reported by the office of statewide reporting within the division of administration. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • System: means the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:403
  • System: means the Louisiana State Police Retirement System. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1301
  • Tactical: means and includes but is not limited to responding to events or determining when to change lanes, turn, or use signals. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Tandem axle: means any two consecutive axles whose centers are more than forty inches but not more than ninety-six inches apart, and are designed to equalize the load between axles. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Tandem axle weight: means the total weight transmitted to the road by a tandem axle. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Tandem truck: means every motor propelled single vehicle designed for the conveyance of property or things for hauling purposes and having one front or steering axle and two rear or load carrying axles, even though one of the load carrying axles is not permanently affixed to the frame of the vehicle and may be removed. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • teacher: as used in this Part means principal, supervisor, and superintendent of public schools, as well as classroom teachers. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:901.36
  • Teleoperation system: means hardware and software installed on a motor vehicle that allow a remote driver to operate the vehicle. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:400.1
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Terminally ill: means having an illness or sickness that can reasonably be expected to result in death in twenty-four months or less. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1791
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Through highway: means every highway or portion thereof on which vehicular traffic is given preferential right of way, and at the entrances to which vehicular traffic from intersecting highways is required by law to yield the right of way to vehicles on such through highway in obedience to either a stop sign or a yield sign, when such signs are erected as provided in this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • 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.
  • Total assessed value: means the assessed valuation of all property, including both homestead-exempt property, which shall be included on the assessment roll for the purposes of total assessed value, and nonexempt property as shown on the most recent assessment of the parish in which the governmental entity is located. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:503
  • Traffic: means pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, and other conveyances either singly or together while using any highway for purposes of travel. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Traffic control device: means all signs, signals, markings, and devices, not inconsistent with this Chapter, placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction, for the purpose of regulating, warning, or guiding traffic. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Traffic control signal: means a type of highway traffic signal, manually, electrically or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and permitted to proceed. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Trailer: means every single vehicle without motive power designed for carrying property or passengers wholly on its own structure, drawn by a motor vehicle which carries no part of the weight and load of the trailer on its own wheels and having two or more load carrying axles. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • 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.
  • Transfer: means a transaction that creates custodial property under R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:751
  • Traumatic head injury: means an insult to the head, affecting the brain, not of a degenerative or congenital nature, but caused by an external physical force that may produce a diminished or altered state of consciousness which results in an impairment of cognitive abilities or physical functioning. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2632
  • Travel retailer: means a business entity that makes, arranges, or offers travel services and may offer and disseminate travel insurance as a service to its customers on behalf of and under the direction of a limited lines travel insurance producer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1782.1
  • Tridum axle: means any three consecutive axles whose centers are more than forty inches but not more than ninety-six inches apart, and are designed to equalize the load between axles. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Tridum axle weight: means the total weight transmitted to the road by a tridum axle. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Truck: means every motor propelled single vehicle for the conveyance of property or things for hauling purposes and having one front steering axle and one rear or load carrying axle. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Truck-tractor: means every motor vehicle designed and used primarily for drawing other vehicles and not so constructed as to carry a load other than a part of the weight of the vehicle and load drawn. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trust company: means a financial institution, corporation, or other legal entity authorized to exercise general trust powers. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:751
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Turning path: means the path of a designated point on a vehicle making a specified turn. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Turning track width: means the radial distance between the turning paths of the outside of the outer front tire and the outside of the rear tire which is nearest the center of the turn. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Tutor: means a person appointed or qualified by a court to act as guardian of a minor's property or a person legally authorized to perform substantially the same functions, including but not limited to a curator. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:751
  • Type I school bus: means any school bus designed to carry more than sixteen pupils at one time. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Type II school bus: means any school bus designed to carry sixteen or less pupils at one time. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Ultimate purchaser: means the first person or corporate entity, other than a dealer purchasing in his capacity as a dealer, who in good faith purchases a new motor vehicle for purposes other than resale. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:781
  • Unallocated annuity contract: means any annuity contract or group annuity certificate which is not issued to and owned by an individual except to the extent of any annuity benefits guaranteed to an individual by an insurer under such contract or certificate. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2084
  • Unethical conduct: includes but is not limited to the following:

                (a) The obtaining of any fee or the making of any sale by fraud or misrepresentation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2442

  • Unfair Trade Practice Law: shall mean the law relating to unfair methods of competition and unfair and deceptive acts and practices in the business of insurance, as set out in Part IV of this Chapter, R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1942
  • 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
  • Unlicensed person: means a person who is not licensed by the board who illegally practices dentistry or dental hygiene. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:751
  • Unpaid debt: as used in this Chapter means the total of the amount financed, loan finance charges, default charges, and delinquency charges including the amount due at the time of default plus all interest which may accrue from the time of default until the entire balance is paid. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516
  • unprofessional conduct: means :

                (1) Advertisement of fees for or of free dental services without:

                (a) Fully disclosing all procedures to be included by the dentist in the advertised service, including but not limited to necessary diagnosis, radiographs, restorative treatment, laboratory fees, and post-operative care. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:775

  • Unrestricted benefit: means the monthly retirement benefit a member, or the spouse or child of a member, would have received under the terms of all qualified plans of the employer, except for the restrictions of R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Unrestricted benefit: means the monthly retirement benefit a member, or the spouse, child, or dependent parent of a member, would have received under the terms of all qualified plans of the employer, except for the restrictions of R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:1342
  • Urban district: means the territory contiguous to and including any street which is built up with structures devoted to business, industry, or dwelling houses situated at intervals of less than one hundred feet for a distance of a quarter of a mile or more. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Urgent care request: means :

                (a) A request for a health care service or course of treatment with respect to which the time periods for making a non-urgent care request determination either:

                (i) Could seriously jeopardize the life or health of the covered person or the ability of the covered person to regain maximum function. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392

  • Used motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle, which has been previously titled to an ultimate purchaser as defined in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:781
  • Used motor vehicle dealer: means any person, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or other entity who, for a commission or with intent to make a profit or gain of money or other thing of value, buys, sells, brokers, exchanges, rents with option to purchase, auctions at retail or public, offers, or attempts to negotiate a sale or exchange of an interest in used motor vehicles and who is engaged wholly or in part in the business of buying and selling used motor vehicles, whether such motor vehicles are owned by such person and whether the motor vehicles are sold from a dealership location or via any form of advertising, including but not limited to the Internet. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:781
  • Used motor vehicle salesperson: shall include anyone who is actively engaged in the sale, offering for sale, or negotiations to sell a used motor vehicle, including those engaged in management or finance and insurance, and who for compensation of any kind operates as a broker or is compensated for any referral of a prospective buyer to a used motor vehicle dealer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:781
  • Utilization review: means a set of formal techniques designed to monitor the use of or evaluate the clinical or medical necessity, appropriateness, efficacy, or efficiency of health care services, procedures, or settings. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • Utilization review organization: means a licensed entity that conducts utilization review in the internal claims and appeals process provided pursuant to R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:2392
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
  • Vehicle: means every device by which persons or things may be transported upon a public highway or bridge, except devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Vendor: means a person in the business of engaging in portable electronics transactions directly or indirectly. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1781.1
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Viatical settlement broker: means a person that on behalf of a viator and for a fee, commission, or other valuable consideration offers or attempts to negotiate viatical settlement contracts between a viator and one or more viatical settlement providers. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1791
  • Viatical settlement contract: means a written agreement establishing the terms under which compensation or anything of value will be paid, which compensation or value is less than the expected death benefit of the insurance policy or certificate, in return for the viator's assignment, transfer, sale, devise, or bequest of the death benefit or ownership of any portion of the insurance policy or certificate of insurance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1791
  • Viatical settlement investment agent: means a person who is an appointed or contracted agent of a licensed viatical settlement provider who solicits or arranges the funding for the purchase of a viatical settlement by a viatical settlement purchaser and who is acting on behalf of a viatical settlement provider. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1791
  • Viatical settlement provider: means a person, other than a viator, that, in this state, from this state, or with a resident of this state, enters into or effectuates a viatical settlement contract. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1791
  • Viatical settlement purchase agreement: means a contract or agreement, entered into by a viatical settlement purchaser, to which the viator is not a party, to purchase a life insurance policy or an interest in a life insurance policy, that is entered into for the purpose of deriving an economic benefit. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1791
  • Viatical settlement purchaser: means a person who gives a sum of money as consideration for a life insurance policy or an interest in the death benefits of a life insurance policy, or a person who owns or acquires or is entitled to a beneficial interest in a trust that owns a viatical settlement contract or is the beneficiary of a life insurance policy that has been or will be the subject of a viatical settlement contract, for the purpose of deriving an economic benefit. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1791
  • Viaticated policy: means a life insurance policy or certificate that has been acquired by a viatical settlement provider pursuant to a viatical settlement contract. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1791
  • Viator: means the owner of a life insurance policy or a certificate holder under a group policy who enters or seeks to enter into a viatical settlement contract. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1791
  • Water utility materials: shall include but not be limited to water meters, valves, pipes, and fittings. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:1962
  • weather modification: as used in this Chapter , means the changing or controlling by chemical, mechanical, or physical methods the occurrence of lightning or the precipitation of rain, hail, mist, sleet, or snow. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2202
  • Weights and standards police officer: means an employee of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, public safety services, authorized to enforce the provisions of R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Width: means the total outside transverse dimension of a vehicle including any load or load holding devices thereon but excluding approved safety devices and tire bulge due to load. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.