Louisiana Revised Statutes Tit. 30, § 2531.4. Community service litter abatement work program;  establishment;  limited liability

A. (1) A “court-approved community service litter abatement program” means a community service litter abatement program that has been approved by the court having jurisdiction over the violation being prosecuted.

(2) Court-approved community service litter abatement work programs may be established in each parish under the administration of the sheriff or parish governing authority.  Such program shall supervise persons ordered to perform community service work collecting or removing litter.  The establishing authority shall establish regulations deemed necessary for the management, supervision, and discipline of persons in the program.  The program shall provide for the collection and removal of litter from public highways, rights-of-way, parks, roads, beaches, recreational areas, and other public areas within the sheriff's or the parish governing authority's jurisdiction.

B. (1) A community service litter abatement work program may be established by each municipality.  The community service litter abatement work program shall be court approved in those municipalities that have a city court;  otherwise, the program shall be established by ordinance adopted by the municipality.  Such program shall supervise  1 persons ordered to perform community service work collecting and removing litter within its jurisdiction.  The municipality shall establish regulations by ordinance it deems necessary for the management, supervision, and discipline of persons in the program.  The program shall provide for the collection and removal of litter from public areas within the jurisdiction.

(2) A municipality may enter into a contractual arrangement with the sheriff or the parish governing authority for any or all services associated with this program.

C. A person who participates in a community service litter abatement work program established pursuant to this Section shall have no cause of action for damages against the entity conducting the program or supervising his participation therein, nor against any employee or agent of such entity, for any injury or loss suffered by him during or arising out of his participation in the program, unless the injury or loss was caused by the intentional or grossly negligent act or omission of the entity or its employee or agent.  The entity shall not be liable for any injury caused by the individual participating in the program unless the gross negligence or intentional act of the entity or its employee or agent was a substantial factor in causing the injury.  No provision hereof shall negate the requirement to provide an offender with necessary medical treatment as statutorily required.

1 In par. (B)(1), text is as appears in Acts 1998, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 148.

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