I haven't heard that about my state. Below is a link that has a breakdown to the types of licenses required...including personal recreational vehicles, and below the link is an excerpt from it
CLASSES OF LICENSE AND AGE REQUIREMENTS
R.S. 32:408 B.(2)(e) and 405.1:
Class E Driver's License - Personal Vehicle
Age Requirements: 17 years or above.
Permits the operation of any single motor vehicle under 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight, any personal use recreational vehicle and farm vehicles controlled and operated by a farmer to transport agricultural products, farm machinery, or farm supplies to and from a farm within 150 air miles of the owner's or operator's farm (not used in operation of a Common or Contract Carrier, and not used to transport passengers or property for hire)or any other vehicle which is not used in the transportation of hazardous materials which is required to be placarded.
However, if you want to get it straight from the horses mouth, I suggest calling our State Police Headquarters.
LSP HQ Main Number: (225) 925-6006