§ 46:1951 Statement of policy
§ 46:1952 As used in this Chapter,
§ 46:1953 A. Every person with a disability shall have the same right as a person who is able-bodied to the full and free use of the streets, highways, sidewalks, walkways, public buildings, p
§ 46:1954 A. Every person with a disability shall be entitled to full and equal access, as other members of the general public, to all housing accommodations offered for rent, lease, or compen
§ 46:1955 Service dog trainers and puppy raisers; rights; liability
§ 46:1956 Violation of rights; injury or interference with a service dog; penalties; civil action; damages; cost and attorney fees
§ 46:1957 Precautions for operators of motor vehicles approaching pedestrians with disabilities
§ 46:1958 Exemption from license fee; service dog
§ 46:1959 Scope of Chapter

Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes > Title 46 > Chapter 23 - Rights of Persons With Disabilities

  • 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.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • 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.
  • Board of Liquidation: means the Board of Liquidation, City Debt, of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1032
  • Bonds: means and includes bonds, notes, certificates, or other written obligations for the repayment of borrowed money. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1032
  • City: means the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1032
  • 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
  • Commissioner: means the deputy secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, public safety services. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Council: means the council of the city of New Orleans or its successor in function. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1032
  • 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
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation and Development. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Driver: means every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Housing accommodations: means any immovable property, or portion thereof, which is used or occupied or is intended, arranged, or designed to be used or occupied as the home, residence, or sleeping place of one or more human beings, but shall not include any single family residence the occupants of which rent, lease, or furnish for compensation not more than one room therein. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:1952
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Load: means a weight or quantity of anything resting upon something else regarded as its support. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • 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 and an electric-assisted bicycle. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • 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
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Person with a disability: means a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of such person's major life activities and who has a record of such impairment or who is regarded as having such an impairment, including military veterans with traumatic brain injury or post traumatic stress disorder. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:1952
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Public entity: means the Board of Liquidation, City Debt, and any agency, board, authority, or commission of the City except the Sewerage and Water Board. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1032
  • Secretary: means the secretary of the Department of Transportation and Development or his delegated or authorized representative. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Service dog: means a dog who has been trained or is being trained to do work or perform a task for a person with a disability. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:1952
  • State: means the state of Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1032
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Stop: means , when required, the complete cessation from movement. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • 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
  • two-thirds of the members: when used in connection with a vote by the respective members of the council, the Board of Liquidation, or the governing authority of any public entity, shall mean a majority or two-thirds of the members of the respective bodies holding office at the time such a vote is taken, as the case may be. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1032
  • 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
  • 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 La. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1