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      RS 13:4711     







§4711.  Definitions; right to enjoin; abatement

A.  For the purposes of this Subpart, the following terms shall have the following definitions:

(1)  "Maintenance of a nuisance" means to conduct, carry on, or knowingly permit to exist on one's premises a prohibited activity as defined in this Subsection.

(2)  "Notice of violation" means a written notice advising the owner, tenant, occupant, operator, or other proprietary party of instances in which the premises have been used for prohibited activities and rendering the premises subject to an action for abatement of a public nuisance.

(3)  "Premises" means any building, structure, land, watercraft, or movable owned or occupied by any proprietary party or representative thereof.  Premises does not mean any premises which are regulated by Title 26 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950.

(4)  "Prohibited activity" means:

(a)  Any activity defined as a crime of violence in accordance with R.S. 14:2, any crime involving the illegal carrying or discharge of a weapon in accordance with R.S. 14:94 through 95.8, or theft which is a felony or illegal possession of stolen things in accordance with Title 14 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950.

(b)  The illegal manufacture, sale, or distribution of, or possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or distribute, a controlled dangerous substance, as defined by R.S. 40:961 or of drug paraphernalia as defined by R.S. 40:1021.

(c)  Prostitution, in accordance with R.S. 14:82.

(d)  Obscenity, in accordance with R.S. 14:106.

(5)  "Proprietary party" means an owner, lessee, sublessee, tenant, operator, or occupant of any premises covered by this Subpart.

(6)  "Representative" means an officer, agent, employee, member, or other representative of a proprietary party.

B.  Maintenance of a nuisance in or upon any premises by a proprietary party, his representative, or any person acting in active concert with him or them may be enjoined as provided in this Subpart.  Maintenance of the same nuisance at any other location within the jurisdictional area of the court issuing the injunction by such individuals may be enjoined in such action.

C.  An order of abatement directing the effectual closing of the premises in question may be entered as part of the judgment in the case as provided in R.S. 13:4715.

Acts 1977, No. 717, §2, eff. July 20, 1977; Acts 1992, No. 312, §1, eff. June 17, 1992; Acts 2001, No. 570, §1; Acts 2003, No. 498, §1; Acts 2008, No. 650, §1.

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