2013 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 33 - Municipalities and Parishes
RS 33:2218.4 - Disbursement of funds
§2218.4. Disbursement of funds
A. The funds appropriated and dedicated as herein provided shall be disbursed upon warrants drawn by the mayors of the respective municipalities coming under the provisions of this Subpart, which warrants shall have attached to them a detailed list of the names of the officers for whose benefit any particular warrant is drawn, together with the completed years of service of such officers and such other information as the secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections may require.
B. The mayors of the respective municipalities shall forward the warrants to the secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections and, on the basis of such warrants, the secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall prepare and sign individual checks representing the amount to be paid out of state funds to each police officer in accordance with the provisions of this Subpart. Each such check shall show the legislative appropriation from which payment is made and shall note that it represents additional compensation paid by the state under the provisions of this Subpart. The secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall deliver the checks to the individual officers in whose favor drawn, by mail or by such other means as he shall determine.
C. The mayor and chief of police or other municipal officer of the municipalities employing the police officers entitled to additional compensation from the state under the provisions of this Subpart, who is charged with the responsibility of preparing the payrolls for such police officers, shall include the additional compensation paid by the state to such police officers in the calculation and deduction from the pay of such officers the sums required by state or federal law to be withheld by an employer, such as federal income tax and social security tax or contributions to state or local retirement systems. Any officials so charged with withholding sums from the pay of the police officers shall be further charged with the responsibility of transmitting the sums so withheld in accordance with the law or laws requiring the withholding.
D. The additional compensation paid by the state to municipal police officers as herein provided shall be included in the calculation and computation of the total wages paid to the municipal police officer in the determination of employer contributions to any retirement system or pension fund of which the police officer may be a member as well as in the determination of retirement eligibility and benefits which may accrue to the police officer under any retirement system or pension fund, as well as in the determination of any other employee benefits, sick leave, or disability pay to which the police officer might be entitled with the exception of workers' compensation benefits pursuant to R.S. 23:1021 et seq.
E.(1) As used in this Section, references to "municipality" and "municipal" shall include political subdivisions whose employees are peace officer standards and training (POST) certified and who are entitled to extra compensation from the state.
(2) As used in this Section, reference to "mayor" includes his designee and also includes the executive director of a political subdivision whose employees are peace officer standards and training (POST) certified and who are entitled to extra compensation from the state.
Acts 1956, No. 323, §4. Amended by Acts 1959, No. 49, §1; Acts 1975, No. 792, §1; Acts 1997, No. 536, §2; Acts 2003, No. 775, §1.
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