15:547       Board of parole

 A. The Board of Parole, hereinafter referred to as "the board," shall cause a complete record to be kept of every prisoner released on parole. Such records shall be organized in accordance with the most modern methods of filing and indexing so that there will be always immediately available complete information about such prisoner. The board may make rules as to the privacy of such records and their use by persons other than the board and its staff. In determining the rules regarding dissemination of information regarding convicted sex offenders, child predators, or persons determined to be sexually violent predators under the board's jurisdiction, the board shall institute rules pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 15:546, and shall be immune from liability for the release of information concerning any sex offender, sexually violent predator, or child predator.

 B. In addition to any other information required to be released under this Chapter, the board may, pursuant to R.S. 15:546, release information concerning any inmate under the jurisdiction of the board who is convicted of any sex offense or criminal offense against a victim who is a minor, or who has been determined to be a sexually violent predator.

 C. (1) The board shall conduct one public hearing in each municipality with a population of not less than fifty thousand and otherwise in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, and receive information and input from the public and shall establish and promulgate rules, regulations, policy, and guidelines governing the disclosure and dissemination of information regarding sex offenders, sexually violent predators, and child predators to the public pursuant to the intent and purposes of this Chapter.

 (2) Every criminal justice agency and other agency, board, office, or other entity of the state or any political subdivision thereof, shall cooperate, consult with, and otherwise assist the board in the promulgation, implementation, and enforcement of the rules, regulations, guidelines, and policy required and established pursuant to the full implementation of this Chapter.

Added by Acts 1992, No. 388, §1, eff. June 18, 1992. Amended by Acts 1997, No. 1147, §1, eff. July 14, 1997.