2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:101.1 - Assignment of districts, vacancies, elections; redistricting

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:101.1 (2017)

§101.1. Assignment of districts, vacancies, elections; redistricting

A. Except as otherwise provided in Subsection D, each office of the justices serving on the supreme court on January 1, 1999, is assigned to the supreme court district provided for in R.S. 13:101 as follows:

(1) The office of the justice elected from the first supreme court district in 1998 is assigned to District 1.

(2) The office of the justice elected from the second supreme court district is assigned to District 2.

(3) The office of the justice elected from the third supreme court district is assigned to District 3.

(4) The office of the justice elected from the fourth supreme court district is assigned to District 4.

(5) The office of the justice elected from the fifth supreme court district is assigned to District 5.

(6) The office of the justice elected from the sixth supreme court district is assigned to District 6.

(7) The office of the justice elected from the first supreme court district in 1990 is assigned to District 7.

B. Except as provided in Subsection D, a vacancy in the office of a justice of the supreme court shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term from the district for which the vacancy occurs.

C. The successor to the office of justice of the supreme court shall be elected from the district assigned to that office in Subsection A. The election shall be from the district provided in R.S. 13:101.

D. When and if a vacancy occurs in the office of either justice of the first supreme court district prior to January 1, 1999, the special election to fill the vacancy shall be held in District 7. The successor to that office shall be elected from District 7 as provided in R.S. 13:101. The successor to the office of the other justice elected from the first supreme court district shall be elected from District 1.

E. The legislature may redistrict the supreme court following the year in which the population of this state is reported to the president of the United States for each decennial federal census.

Acts 1992, No. 512, §1, eff. June 22, 1992; Acts 1997, No. 776, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1999.

NOTE: SEE ACTS 1997, NO. 776, §4 RELATIVE TO EFFECTIVE DATE OF ACT.

NOTE: SEE ACTS 1997, NO. 776, §3.

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