Title 44. Public Records and Recorders

Chapter 1. Public Records

Part I. Scope

 

44:4.1      Exceptions

 

A. The legislature recognizes that it is essential to the operation of a democratic government that the people be made aware of all exceptions, exemptions, and limitations to the laws pertaining to public records. In order to foster the people’s awareness, the legislature declares that all exceptions, exemptions, and limitations to the laws pertaining to public records shall be provided for in this Chapter or the Constitution of Louisiana. Any exception, exemption, and limitation to the laws pertaining to public records not provided for in this Chapter or in the Constitution of Louisiana shall have no effect. 

 

B. The legislature further recognizes that there exist exceptions, exemptions, and limitations to the laws pertaining to public records throughout the revised statutes and codes of this state. Therefore, the following exceptions, exemptions, and limitations are hereby continued in effect by incorporation into this Chapter by citation: 

 

(1) R.S. 3:556.10, 558.10, 559.9, 750, 1401, 1413, 1430.7, 3204, 3221, 3370, 3421, 3524, 3706, 4021, 4110, 4162 

 

(2) R.S. 6:103, 122, 135, 1308 

 

(3) R.S. 9:172, 224, 313, 331.1, 395, 461, 1033, 3518.1, 3556, 3574.6, 3576.21 

 

(4) R.S. 11:174 

 

(5) R.S. 12:1702 

 

(6) R.S. 13:1905, 2593, 3715.3, 3715.4, 3734, 4687, 5108.1, 5304, 5366(L) 

 

(7) R.S. 14:403, 403.1, 403.5 

 

(8) R.S. 15:242, 440.6, 477.2, 549, 570(F), 574.12, 578.1, 616, 660, 840.1, 1176, 1204.1, 1507, 1614 

 

(9) R.S. 17:7.2, 46, 47, 81.9, 334, 391.4, 500.2, 1175, 1202, 1237, 1252, 1952, 1989.7, 2047, 2048.31, 3099, 3136, 3390, 3773, 3884 

 

(10) R.S. 18:43, 44, 114, 116, 154, 1308, 1491.5, 1495.3, 1511.8 

 

(11) R.S. 22:2, 14, 31, 42.1, 88, 244, 263, 265, 461, 550.7, 571, 572, 572.1, 574, 618, 639, 691.4, 691.5, 691.6, 691.7, 691.8, 691.9, 691.9.1, 691.10, 691.38, 691.56, 732, 752, 753, 771, 834, 972(D), 1008, 1019.2, 1203, 1460, 1464, 1466, 1488, 1546, 1559, 1566(D), 1644, 1656, 1723, 1796, 1801, 1808.3, 1927, 1929, 1983, 1984, 2036, 2045, 2056, 2085, 2091, 2293, 2303 

 

(12) R.S. 23:1177, 1197, 1200.7, 1291, 1292, 1293, 1306, 1660, 1671 

 

(13) R.S. 24:513, 513.1, 513.3, 518 

 

(14) R.S. 26:921 

 

(15) R.S. 27:13, 21, 22, 25, 45, 61, 237 

 

(16) R.S. 28:56, 215.4 

 

(17) R.S. 29:765 

 

(18) R.S. 30:10.1, 209.1, 213, 215, 907, 908, 916, 2030, 2074, 2351, 2351.54, 2564 

 

(19) R.S. 32:398, 707.2, 1254 

 

(20) R.S. 33:1334, 2182, 2428, 4720.151, 4720.161, 4720.171, 4891, 9109, 9128, 9614 

 

(21) R.S. 34:340.21, 1005 

 

(22) R.S. 36:108 

 

(23) R.S. 37:74, 86, 90, 147, 691, 711.10, 763, 763.1, 781, 920.1, 969.1, 1123(E), 1277, 1278, 1285, 1326, 1518, 1745.15, 1747, 1806, 2156.1, 2406, 2505.1, 3481, 3507.1 

 

(24) R.S. 38:2212.1, 2220.3, 3053, 3104 

 

(25) R.S. 39:294, 1435 

 

(26) R.S. 40:3.1, 31.14, 31.27, 39.1, 41, 73, 95, 96, 526, 528, 1007, 1061.21, 1079.18, 1081.10, 1105.6, 1105.8, 1133.8, 1171.4, 1203.4, 1231.4, 1379.1.1(D), 1379.3, 2009.8, 2009.14, 2010.5, 2017.9, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2106, 2138, 2532, 2845.1 

 

(27) R.S. 41:1609 

 

(28) R.S. 42:17, 57, 1111, 1141.4, 1158, 1161, 1193, 1194 

 

(29) R.S. 44:19, 408, 425 

 

(30) R.S. 45:1313(C) 

 

(31) R.S. 46:56, 236.1.1 through 238, 284, 286.1, 439.1, 446.1, 1073, 1355, 1806, 1844, 1862, 1923, 2124.1, 2134, 2187, 2356, 2416, 2603, 2625 

 

(32) R.S. 47:15, 349, 633.6, 1508, 1515.3, 1516, 1524(G), 1837, 2130, 2327, 2605, 6026, 9006 

 

(33) R.S. 48:255.1 

 

(34) R.S. 49:220.25, 956, 997, 1055 

 

(35) R.S. 51:710.2(B), 705, 706, 936, 1404, 1926, 1934, 2182, 2262, 2318, 2389 

 

(36) R.S. 56:301.4, 306.5, 433.1(A)(4), 637 

 

(37) Code of Civil Procedure Arts. 891, 1426 

 

(38) Code of Criminal Procedure Arts. 103, 877, 894, Title XXXIV of the Code of Criminal Procedure comprised of Articles 971 through 995. 

 

(39) Children’s Code Arts. 328, 404, 412, 424.6, 424.9, 441, 543, 545, 615, 616, 616.1, 663, 888, 891, 893, 920, 1007, 1106, 1107, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1207, 1213, 1229, 1235, 1252, 1273, 1283.5, 1283.10, 1416, 1453, 1568 

 

C. The provisions of this Chapter shall not apply to any writings, records, or other accounts that reflect the mental impressions, conclusions, opinions, or theories of an attorney or an expert, obtained or prepared in anticipation of litigation or in preparation for trial. 

 

Added by Acts 2001, No. 882, § 1. Amended by Acts 2003, No. 221, § 3, eff. June 5, 2003; Acts 2003, No. 283, § 2; Acts 2003, No. 540, § 2, eff. June 27, 2003; Acts 2003, No. 667, § 2; Acts 2003, No. 1206, § 2; Acts 2003, No. 1245, § 2; Acts 2004, No. 699, § 1; Acts 2004, No. 865, § 3, eff. July 12, 2004; Acts 2005, No. 63, § 2; Acts 2005, No. 119, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2006; Acts 2005, No. 250, § 2; Acts 2006, No. 227, § 2; Acts 2006, No. 464, § 2, eff. June 15, 2006; Acts 2006, No. 676, § 2, eff. July 1, 2006; Acts 2006, No. 723, § 2, eff. June 29, 2006; Acts 2007, No. 55, § 2, eff. June 18, 2007; Acts 2007, No. 274, § 2; Acts 2008, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 12, § 2; Acts 2008, No. 211, § 2; Acts 2008, No. 506, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2008, No. 532, § 3; Acts 2008, No. 881, § 2; Acts 2008, No. 891, § 2, eff. July 9, 2008; Acts 2008, No. 901, § 2, eff. July 1, 2008; Acts 2008, No. 912, § 2, eff. July 14, 2008; Acts 2009, No. 45, § 1, eff. June 15, 2009; Acts 2009, No. 263, § 3; Acts 2009, No. 345, § 1, eff. July 6, 2009; Acts 2009, No. 367, § 2, eff. July 6, 2009; Acts 2009, No. 434, § 2, eff. July 7, 2009; Acts 2009, No. 474, § 2; Acts 2009, No. 485, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2010; Acts 2009, No. 535, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2010; Acts 2010, No. 211, § 2; Acts 2010, No. 579, § 2; Acts 2010, No. 600, § 1; Acts 2010, No. 610, § 2, eff. June 25, 2010; Acts 2010, No. 688, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2011; Acts 2010, No. 789, § 1, eff. June 30, 2010; Acts 2010, No. 794, § 3; Acts 2010, No. 861, § 19; Acts 2010, No. 907, § 2; Acts 2010, No. 934, § 2; Acts 2010, No. 968, § 2; Acts 2010, No. 974, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2011; Acts 2011, No. 266, § 1; Acts 2012, No. 586, § 1, eff. June 7, 2012; Acts 2012, No. 835, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2013; Acts 2013, No. 173, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2014; Acts 2013, No. 205, § 2, eff. June 10, 2013; Acts 2013, No. 209, § 2; Acts 2013, No. 220, § 19, eff. June 11, 2013; Acts 2013, No. 349, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2014; Acts 2013, No. 402, § 2; Acts 2013, No. 418, § 2, eff. June 21, 2013; Acts 2014, No. 145, § 2; Acts 2014, No. 328, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2015; Acts 2014, No. 427, § 2; Acts 2014, No. 635, § 2, eff. June 12, 2014; Acts 2014, No. 695, § 2, eff. June 18, 2014; Acts 2014, No. 716, § 2; Acts 2014, No. 846, § 1; Acts 2015, No. 196, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2016; Acts 2015, No. 242, § 4; Acts 2015, No. 304, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2016; Acts 2015, No. 316, § 2; Acts 2015, No. 327, § 2; Acts 2016, No. 312, § 2; Acts 2016, No. 345, § 2; Acts 2016, No. 494, § 5.