2014 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:5550 - Bond of sheriff as ex officio tax collector

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§5550. Bond of sheriff as ex officio tax collector

A. Except in the parishes of Orleans and East Baton Rouge, the sheriff of each parish, as ex officio tax collector of state and parish taxes, shall, before commencing the discharge of his duties, give bond, for his term of office, in a sum which shall be one thousand dollars over the full amount of the state and parish taxes levied, according to the last filed assessment roll of the parish, but shall not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The bond shall be conditioned as provided in R.S. 47:2052.

B. The sheriff as tax collector for the parish of East Baton Rouge and the city of Baton Rouge shall give a combination fidelity and faithful performance bond in the amount of three hundred thousand dollars, which bond shall cover the sheriff and all deputies and employees handling tax funds.

C. The legislative auditor shall review the status and requirements for bonding of the sheriff of East Baton Rouge Parish at regular four year intervals, and, where deemed necessary, shall cause the introduction of appropriate amendments to this Act at the legislative session immediately following his evaluation, which amendments shall adjust and update the amount of the bond or bonds covering the sheriff, deputies and employees who handle tax funds for East Baton Rouge Parish and the city of Baton Rouge in accordance with the recommendations of the legislative auditor.

Amended by Acts 1972, No. 298, §1; Acts 1974, No. 406, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 33:1444 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §3.

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