2017 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:1381.2 - Sheriff's detention and prison security fee fund
§1381.2. Sheriff's detention and prison security fee fund
A. Any defendant, other than an indigent, who pleads guilty or is convicted of an offense by the Criminal District Court for the Parish of Orleans shall be assessed a fee of not less than twenty-five dollars, such costs to be in addition to any fine, clerk's fees, costs due to the criminal court cost fund or sentence imposed by the court. When any defendant, other than an indigent, fails to pay the costs referred to hereinabove, he shall be sentenced to a term of thirty days in the parish prison in default of the payment of same.
B. Costs assessed against defendants pursuant to this Section shall be collected by the sheriff of the parish of Orleans. All sums so collected shall be deposited in a bank or banks in the city of New Orleans in which deposits are insured or guaranteed by the federal government or any agency thereof. No deposit shall be made in any such bank in excess of the amount of the federal insurance or guaranty unless the amount deposited in excess of the federal insurance or guaranty is secured by any security authorized by law as security for the deposit of state funds. The deposits shall be credited to a special fund to be designated as the sheriff's detention and prison security fee fund.
C. The sheriff's fee fund shall be administered by the sheriff of the parish of Orleans. Disbursements shall be made from the fund upon the signature of the sheriff of the parish of Orleans. Such fund is to be expended to assist in the operation security and maintenance of the office of the sheriff of the parish of Orleans.
D. When any bail bond posted in the Criminal District Court for the Parish of Orleans guaranteeing the appearance of any defendant in any case in the Criminal District Court for the Parish of Orleans has been forfeited, the surety company, the local agent, or the insurance company for which the agent is writing bail bonds, shall be assessed costs not more than twenty-five dollars. The forfeiture of any bond referred to hereinabove shall not be set aside until the above costs have been paid, in addition to the other legal requirements of law having been met for the setting aside of the forfeiture. Costs assessed against surety companies pursuant to this Section shall be collected and administered in the same manner as that set out in Subsection B of this Section.
Added by Acts 1974, No. 549, §1; Acts 2006, No. 621, §19(A), eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2008, No. 675, §1, eff. July 1, 2008; Acts 2008, No. 873, §1, eff. July 9, 2008; Acts 2011, No. 340, §2, eff. June 29, 2011; Acts 2012, No. 474, §§2 and 4(B)(2).