2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:1874 - Compensation of judges in general

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:1874 (2017)

§1874. Compensation of judges in general

A.(1) Except as otherwise provided in R.S. 13:1875, city court judges shall receive an annual salary payable monthly in equal proportions by the respective municipalities and parishes where the courts are located, as follows:

(a) Those in which the population for the territorial jurisdiction of the court is less than ten thousand shall be paid a minimum salary of three thousand six hundred dollars.

(b) Those in which the population of the territorial jurisdiction of the court is ten thousand or more but less than twenty thousand shall be paid a minimum salary of four thousand eight hundred dollars.

(c) Those in which the population of the territorial jurisdiction of the court is twenty thousand or more but less than forty thousand shall be paid a minimum salary of six thousand dollars.

(d) Those in which the population of the territorial jurisdiction of the court is forty thousand or more but less than one hundred thousand shall be paid a minimum salary of seven thousand two hundred dollars.

(e) Notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, the judge of the City Court of Hammond shall be paid a minimum salary in an amount equal to the salary which he was receiving on August 30, 1986.

(f) The judge of the City Court of Morgan City shall receive a salary of thirty-six thousand dollars per annum, payable monthly on his own warrant. Said salary shall be paid by the governing authorities of the city of Morgan City and the parish of St. Mary in the proportion which the population of the city of Morgan City within Ward 6 of St. Mary Parish and the population of the unincorporated portions of Ward 6 of St. Mary Parish bear to the total population of Ward 6 of St. Mary Parish as determined and adjusted from time to time by the decennial United States census. In addition he shall receive, in civil cases, the same fees as clerks of district courts. He shall receive no fees in criminal matters, including peace bond cases.

(2) In addition to these salaries, they shall also receive the same fees as are payable to justices of the peace in all civil cases where the amount involved does not exceed one hundred dollars, exclusive of interest, and the same fees as are payable to clerks of district courts in all other civil cases. They shall not receive any fees in criminal matters, including peace bond cases.

(3) The term "salary" as used in this Subsection shall have the same meaning as the term "salary" in R.S. 13:1874.1(C).

B. City court judges where the population of the territorial jurisdiction of the court is 100,000 or more shall receive the same salary as the district court judge of the parish wherein the city court is located, the whole of which shall be paid by the city, and in such cases, the fees collected by the clerk of the city court in all civil cases shall be paid into the general fund of the city.

C. In all cases, the city and the parish, or either of them, may pay to the judges of their respective courts any additional salary that they may deem proper.

D. The salaries paid to city judges under this section shall not be decreased during their terms of office.

E. In addition to the compensation and fees payable to the city court judges in this state under the provisions of this Section and R.S. 13:1875, each city court judge shall receive an annual salary of twenty-three thousand seven hundred sixty dollars, payable by the state and payable monthly on his own warrant. Judges of the Traffic Court of New Orleans shall receive an annual salary of twenty-three thousand seven hundred sixty dollars payable by the state and payable monthly on the warrant of each. Judges of the Municipal Court of New Orleans shall receive an annual salary of twenty-three thousand seven hundred sixty dollars payable by the state and payable monthly on the warrant of each. The salaries paid to city court judges by the governing authorities of the several parishes and municipalities as of April 21, 1975, pursuant to R.S. 13:1875 or any other law authorizing the payment of salaries to city court judges by parishes or municipalities, or both, or any motion, ordinance, or resolution enacted or adopted pursuant thereto, shall be construed as the minimum salaries payable by such parishes and municipalities to the respective city court judges.

F. Part or all of that portion of a city court judge's salary which is payable by the parish, may be paid from surplus funds of the criminal court fund of the judicial district in which the parish is located, after such surplus funds have been transferred to the parish general fund.

Acts 1960, No. 32, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1961; Acts 1965, No. 132, §1; Acts 1967, No. 17, §1; Acts 1968, No. 327, §1; Acts 1975, No. 152, §1; Acts 1975, No. 742, §1, eff. July 1, 1975; Acts 1975, No. 825, §1, eff. July 1, 1975; Acts 1977, No. 352, §1; Acts 1979, No. 236, §2, eff. Sept. 1, 1979; Acts 1980, No. 169, §1, eff. Sept. 1, 1980; Acts 1981, No. 636, §1, eff. Sept. 1, 1981; Acts 1986, No. 408, §1; Acts 1990, No. 271, §1, eff. July 1, 1990; Acts 1995, No. 526, §1.

{{NOTE: SEE ACTS 1990, NO. 271, §2, FOR PAY RAISE IMPLEMENTATION PROVISIONS.}}

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