TITLE 14. CRIMINAL LAW

CHAPTER 2. MISCELLANEOUS CRIMES AND OFFENSES
PART III. OFFENSES AFFECTING THE PUBLIC GENERALLY

 

14:316     Naming public buildings, etc., in honor of living person prohibited; removal and change of name; penalty

 No public building, public bridge, public park, public fish or game preserve, or public wildlife refuge built, constructed, and maintained in whole or in part with public funds and title to which stands in the name of the state or any of its subdivisions or in the name of any institution receiving its support in whole or in part from the state shall be named in honor of any living person.

 The officer, officers, board, or commissioner in charge of a public building, public park, public fish or game preserve, or public wildlife refuge named in honor of any person who is still living shall change the name and destroy, deface, or remove all plaques, signs, or other evidence of the old name appearing on the building, bridge, park, preserve, or refuge.

 Whoever violates this Section or fails to perform the duties imposed by this Section shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than two hundred dollars and, in default of fine, imprisoned for not less than thirty days nor more than sixty days.