2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:2151.4 - Second City Court; judge; clerk; constable; jurisdiction

§2151.4. Second City Court; judge; clerk; constable; jurisdiction

A. There shall be a Second City Court of the city of New Orleans on the right bank of the Mississippi River, composed of one judge. Its territorial jurisdiction shall embrace that portion of the city of New Orleans on the right bank of the Mississippi River.

B. The judge of the Second City Court of the city of New Orleans shall have the same authority as the judges of the First City Court of the city of New Orleans and shall receive a salary as provided by law. The judge of the Second City Court of the city of New Orleans on September 12, 1975 shall continue to serve the term for which he was elected. His successor shall be elected by the qualified voters residing within the territorial jurisdiction of the court for a term of six years.

C. The supreme court shall have authority, whenever the business of either court requires it, to interchange the judges and clerks of the said court, and in case of transfer of the judge of the Second City Court of the city of New Orleans to the First City Court of the city of New Orleans he shall, while so occupied, receive the same compensation, which shall be payable in the same manner as the judges of the First City Court of the city of New Orleans.

D. The civil jurisdiction is concurrent with the district court in cases where the amount in dispute, as defined in Code of Civil Procedure Article 4841(B), or the value of the property involved, does not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars.

E. The Second City Court shall have jurisdiction over appeals by any person aggrieved by a decision of the traffic court concerning a traffic violation enforced by the city of New Orleans' automated traffic enforcement system. Appeals from the traffic court shall be on the law and shall be tried upon the records made and the evidence offered in court by the judge to whom the appeal shall be allotted. Any aggrieved person shall file such appeal within thirty days of such decision. The Second City Court shall adopt rules regulating the manner of taking, hearing, and deciding such appeals.

F. The office of the clerk of the Second City Court may issue certain vital records as provided for in R.S. 40:39.1.

Acts 1975, No. 126, §1; Acts 1985, No. 770, §2; Acts 1990, No. 504, §2, eff. July 18, 1990; Acts 1992, No. 10, §2; Acts 2012, No. 312, §1; Acts 2012, No. 497, §1; Acts 2014, No. 763, §1.

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