2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 15:254.7 — Compensation of off-duty law enforcement officers; city court of slidell

§254.7.  Compensation of off-duty law enforcement officers; City Court of Slidell

Any sheriff, deputy sheriff, city or state police officer, or other law enforcement officer subpoenaed to testify in a traffic, criminal, or juvenile case before the City Court of Slidell on a date or at a time when such officer is off duty shall be paid the sum of twenty-five dollars per subpoena per day by the clerk of the City Court of Slidell.  The clerk of the City Court of Slidell shall transmit the fees due under this Section to the law enforcement officer's employer within thirty days after the officer qualifies for the fee.  The employer shall be responsible for calculating and withholding all requisite deductions for taxes and for transferring or remitting all sums of employee withholdings to the appropriate taxing authorities, on behalf of the law enforcement officer and, within thirty days after receipt of the funds, for making payment of the appropriate net amount to the law enforcement officer.   Compensation allowed law enforcement officers as witnesses in accordance with the provisions of this Section shall not be deemed to be in lieu of, or to constitute any portion of, the salary or compensation paid to such law enforcement officers for the performance of the duties of their jobs, nor shall the payment of such witness fees be taken into consideration in determining the salary, any salary increase, or any supplemental pay by the state to which any law enforcement officer is or becomes entitled.  As a condition precedent to receipt of the compensation provided in this Section, the law enforcement officer and his superior shall be required to certify to the clerk of the City Court of Slidell that the officer was summoned to testify on a day while he was off duty and did in fact appear in court as commanded in the subpoena.  The maximum allowable fee to be received by an officer on any given day when he is summoned in an off-duty status will be seventy-five dollars, no matter how many summons he receives for that specific day.  Said sum shall be in addition to any other compensation the law enforcement officer is eligible to receive.  When the fee is for the testimony of an off-duty law enforcement officer employed by public safety services of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, the fee shall be paid directly to public safety services.

Acts 2001, No. 46, §1; Acts 2005, No. 96, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.

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