- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Convicted sex offenders in Louisiana won’t be able to work in door-to-door sales.

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office announced this week that the governor has signed a bill enacting the prohibition. It will take effect Aug. 1.

Already in Louisiana, registered sex offenders can’t drive a bus or taxi or work in an industry that requires going into someone’s home to provide a service. The bill by Republican Sen. Gerald Long, of Winnfield, bans registered sex offenders from soliciting door to door for any kind of business.

Violators of the measure will face prison sentences from five to 10 years, with three years required to be served, and could be fined up to $10,000.

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Senate Bill 70: www.legis.la.gov

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