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      RS 14:102.21     


§102.21.  Unauthorized use of the identity of a deceased soldier

A.  It shall be unlawful for any person to use for the purpose of advertising for the sale of any goods, wares, or merchandise, or for the solicitation of patronage by any business the name, portrait, or picture of any deceased soldier, without having obtained prior consent to such use by the soldier, or by the closest living relative, by blood or marriage, of the deceased.

B.  Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars, imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.

C.  For purposes of this Section, "soldier" means any active duty member or former member of the armed forces of the United States including any member  who was killed in the line of duty.

Acts 2006, No. 239, §1.

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