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§471.  Definitions

The following words and phrases, when used in this Chapter, shall have the meanings herein assigned unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

(1)  "Abandoned motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle that is inoperable and is left unattended on public property for more than twenty-four hours, or is inoperable and left unattended on the shoulder or right-of-way of an interstate or a four-lane highway for more than twenty-four hours, or a motor vehicle that has remained illegally on public property for a period of more than twenty-four hours, or a motor vehicle that has remained on private property without the consent of the owner or person in control of the property for more than three days.

(2)  "Department" means the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections.

(3)  "Policing authority" or "authority" means, with respect to the city of New Orleans, the police board of the city of New Orleans and in all other municipalities and parishes means the police department, sheriff or such other authority as is vested with police authority.  All costs or fees arising from seizures in said city shall be transmitted to the city treasurer, to be deposited in the general fund.

Amended by Acts 1970, No. 362, §1; Acts 1995, No. 1072, §1; Acts 2008, No. 429, §1, eff. June 21, 2008.

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