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      RS 14:40.1     

  

§40.1.  Terrorizing

A.  Terrorizing is the intentional communication of information that the commission of a crime of violence is imminent or in progress or that a circumstance dangerous to human life exists or is about to exist, with the intent of causing members of the general public to be in sustained fear for their safety; or causing evacuation of a building, a public structure, or a facility of transportation; or causing other serious disruption to the general public.

B.  It shall be an affirmative defense that the person communicating the information provided for in Subsection A of this Section was not involved in the commission of a crime of violence or creation of a circumstance dangerous to human life and reasonably believed his actions were necessary to protect the welfare of the public.

C.  Whoever commits the offense of terrorizing shall be fined not more than fifteen thousand dollars or imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than fifteen years, or both.

Acts 1985, No. 191, §1; Acts 1997, No. 1318, §2, eff. July 15, 1997; Acts 2001, No. 1112, §1; Acts 2008, No. 451, §2, eff. June 25, 2008.



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