2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:1883 - Compensation of marshal

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:1883 (2017)

§1883. Compensation of marshal

            A. The marshals of the city courts enumerated in this Subsection shall receive as compensation for their services the following minimum salaries, payable monthly on their own warrant and which, except as otherwise indicated, shall be paid in equal proportions by the respective governing authorities of the city and parish where the court is located:

            (1) Abbeville               $    3,000

            (2) Alexandria             $    4,200

            (3) Bossier City           $    7,200         ($5,000 by city and $2,200 by parish; provided, however, that unless and until the city council of Bossier City ratifies and approves payment of the $2,000 increase in compensation, provided for herein, the city of Bossier shall only be required to pay the sum of $3,000 of the compensation of the marshal of the city court of Bossier.)

            (4) Eunice                   $  15,000         ($7,500 by city and $7,500 by parish)

            (5) Hammond              $    6,000         (Notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, the marshal of the city court of Hammond shall be paid by the governing authorities of the city and parish a minimum salary in an amount equal to the amount of the salary which he is receiving on the effective date of this Paragraph.)

            (6) Lafayette               $    5,400         ($2,970 by city and $2,430 by parish)

            (7) Lake Charles         $    7,500

            (8) Minden                  $    3,000

            (9) Monroe                  $  14,400         ($7,200 by city and $7,200 by parish)

            (10) Morgan City        $    1,800         (The marshal of the city court of Morgan City shall be paid by the governing authorities of the city of Morgan City and the parish of St. Mary in a 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.)

            (11) New Iberia           $    9,600         (payable by city only)

            (12) Rayne                  $    3,000

            (13) Ruston                 $    2,400

            (14) Shreveport           $  12,500         (by city only)

            (15) Springhill            $    3,600

            (16) Sulphur                $    6,000

            (17) West Monroe       $  14,400         ($7,200 by city and $7,200 by parish)

            (18) Houma                 $  36,000         (Source is all civil fees as enumerated in R.S. 33:5808 if sufficient. If insufficient, the general fund of the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government shall subsidize in the form of a salary. Any surplus from the civil fees over and above the minimum salary shall be remitted into the general fund of the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government.)

            B. The marshals of the following city courts shall receive an annual salary, payable monthly on their own warrants, which shall be fixed and paid by the respective governing authorities of the city and parish where the court is located or either of them, in the proportions they may determine: Bastrop, Bogalusa, Bunkie, Crowley. The annual salary paid by the city of Bunkie shall not be less than $600.

            C. Except as provided in R.S. 13:2071, in all other cases the marshal's salary shall be paid by the governing body of the city and parish where the court is located, in such amounts as they may determine, except that where the population of the territorial jurisdiction of the court is more than 10,000 inhabitants, the marshal shall receive a minimum annual salary of $3,600 payable monthly in equal proportions by the governing authorities of the city and parish on the warrant of the marshal.

            D. The marshals of the city courts enumerated in Sub-sections A, B, and C of this section, except the marshals of the city courts of Lafayette and Shreveport, shall also receive the same fees as are payable to constables of justice of the peace courts.

            E. The governing authority of the city of Shreveport may increase the compensation of the marshal of the city court in such amount over and above that fixed by Subsection A of this section as it may determine.

            F. Either the governing authority of the city of Minden or the governing authority of the parish of Webster, or both, may increase the compensation that it or they pay to the marshal of the city court of Minden in such an amount over and above that fixed by Subsection A of this section as it or they may determine.

            G. Either the governing authority of the city of Springhill or the governing authority of the parish of Webster, or both, may increase the compensation that it or they pay to the marshal of the city court of Springhill in such an amount over and above that fixed by Subsection A of this section as it or they may determine.

            H. Either the governing authority of the city of Morgan City or the governing authority of the parish of St. Mary, or both, may increase the compensation that it or they pay to the marshal of the city court of Morgan City in such an amount over and above that fixed by Subsection A of this Section as it or they may determine.

            I. The marshal of the City Court of Natchitoches shall be paid fifty thousand dollars annually by the governing authority of the city of Natchitoches. The governing authority of the parish of Natchitoches shall contribute one thousand two hundred dollars annually towards the salary of the marshal and shall remit this amount to the governing authority of the city of Natchitoches to be deposited into the general fund of the city.

            J. Either the governing authority of the city of Rayne or the governing authority of the parish of Acadia, or both, may increase the compensation that either or both pay to the marshal of the City Court of Rayne in such an amount over and above that fixed by Subsection A of this Section as either or both may determine.

            Acts 1960, No. 32, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1961. Amended by Acts 1962 No. 202, §1; 1962, No. 295, §1; Acts 1962, No. 414, §1; Acts 1967, No. 34, §1; Acts 1968, No. 205, §1; Acts 1972, No. 367, §1; Acts 1974, No. 118, §1; Acts 1974, No. 119, §1; Acts 1974, No. 365, §2; Acts 1979, No. 742, §1; Acts 1980, No. 188, §1; Acts 1983, No. 372, §1; Acts 1986, No. 171, §1; Acts 1986, No. 352, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1987; Acts 1988, No. 268, §1, eff. July 7, 1988; Acts 1995, No. 526, §1; Acts 2003, No. 392, §§1 and 3; Acts 2008, No. 845, §1.

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