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One may not “dare” another to go onto railroad tracks owned by another.

Full Text of the Law

RS 14:63.4

Aiding and abetting others to enter or remain on premises where forbidden

A. No person shall incite, solicit, urge, encourage, exhort, instigate, or procure any other person to go into or upon or to remain in or upon any structure, watercraft, or any other movable which belongs to another, including public buildings and structures, ferries, and bridges, or any part, portion, or area thereof, knowing that such other person has been forbidden to go or remain there, either orally or in writing, including by means of any sign hereinafter described, by the owner, lessee, or custodian of the property or by any other authorized person.

For the purposes of this Section, the above mentioned sign means a sign or signs posted on or in the structure, watercraft or any other movable, including public buildings and structures, ferries and bridges, or part, portion or area thereof, at a place or places where such sign or signs may be reasonably expected to be seen.

B. Any law enforcement officer investigating a complaint that the provisions of this Section are being or have been violated or any such officer making any arrest for violation of the provisions of this Section, is hereby vested with authority to require any person involved in such investigation or arrest to identify himself to such officer. Upon demand of such officer, the person involved shall inform the officer of his true name and address.

C. Whoever violates the provisions of Sub-section A or Sub-section B above, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or be imprisoned in the parish jail for not more than six months, or both.

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