§ 32:401 The following words and phrases when used in this Chapter shall have the meaning assigned to them in this Section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
§ 32:402 A. Every person who operates a motor vehicle which is designated as being in either Class “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, or “E” under R.S. 32:408, before driving or operating any such motor veh
§ 32:402.1 A. No application for a license for the operation of a motor vehicle shall be received from any person making application for the first time unless there is also submitted with the a
§ 32:402.3 A. The Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall establish and operate a Motorcycle Safety, Awareness, and Operator Training Program, hereinafter referred to as the “program”
§ 32:403 Application; fee; duration of license
§ 32:403.1 Application of persons sixty years of age or above
§ 32:403.2 Application of persons with physical disability or mental disability
§ 32:403.3 Identification stickers for the deaf and hard of hearing; license label
§ 32:403.4 Medical evaluation report required of persons driving a commercial motor vehicle
§ 32:403.5 Application of persons using bioptic telescopic lenses
§ 32:404 A. A nonresident or a nonresident minor, who has been licensed to drive or operate a motor vehicle under the laws of his home state and who has in his immediate possession a valid li
§ 32:404.1 Commercial driver’s license applicant; domiciliary of state requirement; time limits; reciprocity
§ 32:405 Application must be verified
§ 32:405.1 Age requirements
§ 32:406 Licensee must give notice of change of address
§ 32:407 A.(1) The application of any minor applying for operating privileges shall not be granted, unless it is signed by either the father or mother of the applicant, who has legal custody
§ 32:408 A.(1) Except as otherwise provided, every applicant must pass a written knowledge and skills test for a motor vehicle representative of the type of motor vehicle he operates or expec
§ 32:408.1 A. The Department of Public Safety and Corrections, public safety services, may contract with or license another state, an employer, a private driver training facility, driver educat
§ 32:408.2 Third party testing; limitation of liability
§ 32:409 Filing of applications; use of abbreviations; release of information
§ 32:409.1 A.(1) If the department does not develop alternate means of ensuring that the applicant meets the requirements of the certifications listed below, the department shall require applic
§ 32:410 A.(1) Every application for a driver’s license and the license issued as a result of such application shall contain the photograph of the applicant or licensee, as the case may be. A
§ 32:410.1 A. It shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, advertise for sale, sell, or possess any fictitious or facsimile credential that is intended to simulate a credential issued by
§ 32:410.2 International driver’s license
§ 32:411 A. Except as is otherwise specifically provided in this Section, the deposit of a driver’s license in connection with the issuance of a citation alleging the commission of a traffic
§ 32:411.1 Licensee to have license in immediate possession; notification to vehicle owner; surrender of license; issuance of temporary permits
§ 32:412 A.(1) Every applicant for a Class “D” driver’s license, or for a renewal of a Class “D” driver’s license, except those bona fide residents of the city of New Orleans, shall pay for s
§ 32:412.1 A. Except as provided for in Subsection E of this Section, the office of motor vehicles shall collect, in addition to any fee authorized by law, a handling charge of eight dollars fo
§ 32:412.2 Disabled veteran exemption
§ 32:412.3 Office of Motor Vehicles Driver’s License Escrow Fund; Office of Motor Vehicles Handling Fee Escrow Fund
§ 32:413 Loss or destruction of licenses
§ 32:414 A.(1)(a) The department shall suspend the license of any person for a period of twelve months upon receiving, from any district, city, or municipal court, of this state or of any oth
§ 32:414.1 Unlawful use of license
§ 32:414.2 A.(1)(a) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, a person shall be disqualified from driving a commercial motor vehicle for committing any offense specified in this Section. T
§ 32:414.3 Commercial motor vehicle drivers; employer responsibilities
§ 32:414.4 Commercial motor vehicle operator; notification requirements
§ 32:414.5 Information falsified by aliens; cancellation of drivers’ licenses and special identification cards
§ 32:415 Operating vehicle while license is suspended; offenses in other states; record of offenses given other states
§ 32:415.1 Economic and medical hardship appeal of driver’s license suspension
§ 32:415.2 Operating vehicle while under suspension or revocation; removal of license plate
§ 32:415.3 A.(1) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the department shall issue a provisional Class “E” driver’s license to a person who is released from incarceration after s
§ 32:416 Unlawful operation by persons under the age of seventeen; parents responsible
§ 32:416.1 Unlawful operation by persons less than seventeen years of age; operation of motor vehicles and power cycles between certain hours prohibited
§ 32:417 Allowing unlicensed person under the age of seventeen to drive
§ 32:418 Selective Service registration; age restrictions
§ 32:419 Department may for cause refuse to license applicant; judicial review
§ 32:420 Exemptions
§ 32:421 False swearing; obtaining two licenses; unlawful
§ 32:422 A. Any person who is at least seventeen years of age may apply to the department for a learner’s license to drive motor vehicles or power cycles, provided such person has completed a
§ 32:422.2 The Louisiana Advisory Council on Driver Education
§ 32:423 Restricted license
§ 32:424 Department may compel examination of suspected incompetents; prohibited disclosure of information; exceptions
§ 32:426 Disposition of fees; surplus funds
§ 32:427 Penalty
§ 32:428 Failure to enforce requirement
§ 32:429 A.(1) The governing authority of any local governmental subdivision is hereby authorized to levy, by resolution, a fee for each service or transaction carried out as an operation of
§ 32:429.1 Toll-free hotline
§ 32:429.2 Office of Motor Vehicles Customer Service and Technology Fund; uses of the monies
§ 32:429.3 Collection and reporting of statistical information relating to migration of residents
§ 32:429.4 A. Installment agreements and eligibility. (1)(a) All outstanding penalties, fines, and fees owed to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, office of motor vehicles, herein

Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes > Title 32 > Chapter 2

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Agricultural movements: means the operation of a motor vehicle or combination of vehicles by a farmer to transport agricultural products, farm machinery, and farm supplies; or agricultural crop production fertilizers, agricultural chemicals, or agricultural related fuels, found to be hazardous under the provisions of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act which requires the motor vehicle to bear a placard under the provisions of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (99 CFR Part 172, Subpart F); to and from a farm within one hundred fifty air miles of the owner's or operator's farm, and which is not used in the operation of a common or contract carrier or used to transport passengers or property for hire. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:401
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • 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 32:401
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Board: means the Louisiana Public Defender Board authorized to regulate public defender services. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:143
  • Board: means the Louisiana Public Defender Board, or any successor to that board, which is authorized to regulate the providing of legal services to indigent persons in criminal proceedings in which the right to counsel attaches under the United States and Louisiana constitutions. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:185.2
  • Cancellation: means that a driver's license is annulled because of some error or defect or because the licensee is no longer entitled to such license, but the cancellation of a license is without prejudice and application for a new license may be made at any time after such cancellation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:401
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Commerce: means transportation for the purpose of compensation, remuneration, employment, trade, or payment of any thing of value. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:401
  • Commercial motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles used in commerce to transport passengers or property if the motor vehicle meets one of the following requirements:

                (a) 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 32:401

  • Contingent beneficiary: Receiver of property or benefits if the first named beneficiary fails to receive any or all of the property or benefits in question before his (her) death.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • conviction: includes the entry of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to an offense; the forfeiture of bail of any person charged with an offense; and the adjudication of a person as a delinquent for the commission of an offense pursuant to juvenile proceedings. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:401
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Department: means the Department of Public Safety and Corrections. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:401
  • 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.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • District indigent defender fund: means the judicial district indigent defender fund as provided for in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:143
  • District office: means the office of a district public defender as provided for in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:143
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Driver rehabilitation specialist: means an individual who provides comprehensive services in clinical evaluation of physical functioning, visual/perceptual/cognitive screening, as it pertains to the driving test, and wheelchair/seating assessment, driving assessment, vehicle modification prescription, and driver education; possesses at a minimum an undergraduate degree in a rehabilitation, education, health, safety, physical, occupational, kinesio, or recreational therapy, or related profession or an equivalent of eight years experience in driver rehabilitation/education; and has a minimum of one year of experience in the area of driver evaluation and training for persons with disabilities or possesses current recognition from the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED) as a driver rehabilitation specialist. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:401
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Farmer: means any person who operates a farm or is directly involved in the cultivation of land, crops, or livestock which are owned by that person, or are under the direct control of that person. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:401
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 defender: means an attorney employed by or under contract with the board, the district public defender, regional director, where applicable, or nonprofit organization contracting with the board, district public defender, regional director, where applicable, or the board to provide legal counsel to an indigent person in a criminal proceeding. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:143
  • indigent defender: means an attorney employed by or under contract with the board, the district public defender, or a nonprofit organization contracting with the board or the district public defender to provide representation, including curatorship appointments, to indigent or absent parents in child abuse and neglect cases as required by the provisions of the Louisiana Children's Code. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:185.2
  • indigent defender services: means the providing of legal services to indigent persons in criminal proceedings in which the right to counsel attaches under the United States and Louisiana constitutions. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:143
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Insurable interest: as used in this Chapter means any lawful and substantial economic interest in the safety or preservation of the subject of the insurance free from loss, destruction, or pecuniary damage. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:853
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Jurisprudence: The study of law and the structure of the legal system.
  • License fee: means the privilege, tax, or fee imposed by this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:401
  • Motor vehicle: means and includes automobiles, trucks, truck-tractors, trailers, semitrailers, and motorcycles, propelled by steam, gasoline, electricity, or any other source of energy other than muscular power, except electric-assisted bicycles, farm implements temporarily operated or moved on a highway or vehicles operated only on rails or tracks constructed therefor. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:401
  • 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 an electric-assisted bicycle or a motorized bicycle. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:401
  • 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 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, but excluding an electric-assisted bicycle. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:401
  • 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.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • 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.
  • Power cycle: means every motor vehicle propelled by an engine developing not more than five brake horse power, designed to travel on not more than three wheels, at a speed under thirty-five miles per hour, and equipped with brakes adequate to stop such vehicle upon a reasonably clean, dry, level surface within forty-five feet from the spot where the brakes were first applied when the vehicle is travelling at twenty miles per hour. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:401
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • program: means the activities directed toward the accomplishment of providing indigent defender services under the Louisiana Public Defender Act. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:143
  • program: means the Indigent Parents' Representation Program required by the Louisiana Children's Code and administered in accordance with the provisions of R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:185.2
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Regional director: means the person in the employment of the board chosen to oversee and enforce standards and guidelines within a service region created by the board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:143
  • Regional office: means the office established for a service region as provided for in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:143
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Revocation: means that the driver's license to drive a motor vehicle on the highways is terminated and shall not be renewed, except that an application for a new license may be presented and acted upon by the department after the expiration of at least one year after revocation. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:401
  • 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 32:401
  • self-generated revenue: means all revenue received by a judicial district including revenue received as a result of grants or donations or other forms of assistance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:143
  • self-generated revenue: means all revenue received by a judicial district except revenue received as a result of grants, donations, or other forms of assistance when the terms and conditions thereof or of agreements pertaining thereto require otherwise. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:185.2
  • Service region: means one of the public defender service regions created by the board as authorized in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:143
  • 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.
  • State Public Defender: means the person in the employment of the board chosen to administer the statewide public defender system for the delivery of public defender services. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:143
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Suspension: means that the driver's license to drive a motor vehicle on the highways is temporarily withdrawn during the period of such suspension. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:401
  • Task Force on Legal Representation in Child Protection Cases: means the task force created by House Concurrent Resolution No. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:185.2
  • Transportation of passengers for hire or fee: means the movement of passengers by motor vehicle for direct monetary payment to a taxicab, limousine service, livery, and/or any common carrier of passengers. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:401
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.