2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:1381.5 - The Orleans Parish administration of criminal justice fund

§1381.5. The Orleans Parish administration of criminal justice fund

A. There is hereby created an Orleans Parish administration of criminal justice fund which shall be maintained and supervised by the criminal sheriff of the parish of Orleans for the purpose of collecting and distributing proceeds received from the annual licensing fee pursuant to R.S. 22:822.

B.(1) All funds collected and deposited in the Orleans Parish administration of criminal justice fund are to be distributed per quarter within thirty days of receipt from the sources required to deposit funds.

(2) Each quarterly distribution shall be calculated and allocated as follows:

(a) Forty percent of all funds received to the Orleans Parish criminal district court's judicial expense fund.

(b) Twenty percent of all funds received to the Orleans Parish criminal sheriff's operating fund.

(c) Twenty percent of all funds received to the Orleans Parish district attorney's operating fund.

(d) Twenty percent of all funds received to the Orleans Parish indigent defender's program.

C. A committee shall be created consisting of the chief judge, or his designee, of the Orleans Parish criminal district court, the sheriff, or his designee, of the Orleans Parish criminal sheriff's office, the district attorney, or his designee, from the Orleans Parish district attorney's office and the director, or his designee, from the Orleans Parish indigent defender's program. This committee shall be empowered by unanimous consent to modify or alter the distribution of funds for emergencies or in the interest of the administration of criminal justice for the parish of Orleans. However, the committee may not authorize the payment of any funds to any entity other than those authorized by this Section to receive funds.

Acts 1993, No. 834, §2, eff. June 22, 1993; Acts 2001, No. 928, §1, eff. June 26, 2001; Acts 2006, No. 621, §19(A), eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2008, No. 415, §2, 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, §4(B)(2).

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