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Rs 14:70.7 Unlawful Production, Manufacturing, Distribution, Or Possession Of Fraudulent Documents For Identification Purposes

§70.7. Unlawful production, manufacturing, distribution, or possession of fraudulent

documents for identification purposes

A. It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly or intentionally produce,

manufacture, distribute, or possess fraudulent documents for identification purposes.

B. For purposes of this Section:

(1) "Distribute fraudulent documents for identification purposes" means to sell, give,

transport, issue, provide, lend, deliver, transfer, transmit, distribute, or disseminate fraudulent

documents for identification purposes.

(2) "Fraudulent documents for identification purposes" means documents which are

presented as being bona fide documents which provide personal identification information

but which are, in fact, false, forged, altered, or counterfeit.

(3) "Personal identification information" shall include but not be limited to a

person's:

(a) Social security card.

(b) Driver's license.

(c) Credit card.

(d) Debit card.

(e) Electronic identification number.

(f) Birth certificate.

(g) Voter registration card.

(h) Any proof of residency, including utility bills, bank statements, or other

government document showing the name and address of a person.

(i) State-issued identification card.

(j) Armed forces identification card.

(k) Government-issued identification card.

(l) Financial institution account card.

(m) Visa or passport.

(n) Student identification card.

(4) "Possess fraudulent documents for identification purposes" means to possess

fraudulent documents for identification purposes.

(5) "Produce or manufacture fraudulent documents for identification purposes"

means to develop, prepare, design, create, or process fraudulent documents for identification

purposes.

C.(1) Whoever violates the provisions of this Section by possessing a fraudulent

document for identification purposes shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or

imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.

(2) Whoever violates the provisions of this Section by distributing, manufacturing,

or producing a fraudulent document for identification purposes shall be fined not more than

five thousand dollars, or imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than three years,

or both.

D. It shall not be a defense to prosecution for a violation of this Section that a

fraudulent document for identification purposes contains words indicating that it is a novelty

item or an indication that it is not a document for identification purposes.

Acts 2008, No. 253, §1; Acts 2017, No. 87, §1.

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Louisiana
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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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