ORDINANCE NO. 1612 OF 2011
ORDINANCE NO. 1612 OF 2011
ORDINANCE AMENDING SEC. 11-67(b), SEC. 11-69(b) AND SEC. 11-108(b)(1)c OF CHAPTER 11 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA:
§1. Sec. 11-67(b) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Ruston, Louisiana is amended to provide as follows:
Sec. 11-67. Theft.
(b) For the purposes of this section, the term “theft” means the misappropriation or taking of anything of a value of less than $500.00, which belongs to another person, either without the consent of the other person to the misappropriation or taking, or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices or representations. An intent to deprive the other person permanently of whatever may be the subject of the misappropriation or taking shall be essential.
§2. Sec. 11-69(b) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Ruston, Louisiana, is amended to provide as follows:
Sec. 11-69. Illegal possession of stolen things.
(b) For the purposes of this section, the term “illegal possession of stolen things” means the intentional possessing, procuring, receiving or concealing of anything of value of less than $500.00 which has been the subject of any robbery or theft, under circumstances which indicate that the offender knew, or had good reason to believe, that the thing was the subject of one of such offenses.
§3. Sec. 11-108(b)(1)c. of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Ruston, Louisiana, is amended to provide as follows:
Sec. 11-108. Resisting an officer.
(b) For the purposes of this section, the term:
(1) “Obstruction of,” in addition to its common meaning, signification and connotation, means:
c. Refusal by the arrested or detained party to give his name and make his identity known to the arresting or detaining officer or providing false information regarding the identity of the arrested or detained person to the arresting or detaining officer.
§4. If any one or more of the provisions of this Ordinance shall, for any reason, be held to be illegal or invalid, such illegality or invalidity shall not affect any other provision of this Ordinance, but this Ordinance shall be construed and enforced as if such illegal or invalid provisions had not been contained herein. Any constitutional or statutory provision enacted after the date of this Ordinance which validates or makes legal one or more of the provisions of this Ordinance, shall be deemed to apply to this Ordinance.
§5. All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
§6. This Ordinance shall become effective upon final adoption and publication of the same in the manner prescribed by law.
This Ordinance was introduced on May 2, 2011, by Alderman Elmore Mayfield, Notice of Public Hearing was published on May 6, 2011, and said public hearing having been held, the title having been read and the Ordinance considered, on motion to adopt by Alderman Elmore Mayfield, seconded by Alderman Jim Pearce, a record vote was taken and the following result was had:
YEA: ALDERWOMAN GLENDA HOWARD
ALDERMAN JEDD LEWIS
ALDERMAN ELMORE MAYFIELD
ALDERMAN JIM PEARCE
ALDERWOMAN MARIE S. RIGGS
WHEREUPON, the presiding officer declared the above Ordinance duly adopted on the 6th day of June, 2011.
EMMETT GIBBS, CLERK DAN HOLLINGSWORTH, MAYOR
1td: June 17, 2011