2017 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:2488.1 - City Court of Franklin; officials and employees; provisions governing
PART V. FRANKLIN
§2488.1. City Court of Franklin; officials and employees; provisions governing
A.(1) Effective September 1, 1968 the offices of the justice of the peace and constable in Ward Three of St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, and the Mayor's Court in the town of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, are abolished and there is hereby established and created a court to be styled the City Court of the town of Franklin, Louisiana.
(2)(a) The territorial jurisdiction of the court shall extend throughout the town of Franklin, Louisiana and throughout the whole of Ward Three of St. Mary Parish, Louisiana.
(b) In addition to the area provided in Subparagraph (a) of this Paragraph, the territorial jurisdiction of the court shall extend throughout the portions of Ward Ten of St. Mary Parish that are east of the Charenton Drainage and Navigation Canal and south of Bayou Teche. In such portions of Ward Ten that are outside of the town of Franklin, the court shall have jurisdiction concurrent with the justice of the peace in those cases in which the justice of the peace would have jurisdiction.
(3) The court shall be composed of a city judge, a marshal and a clerk of the court. The offices of city judge and marshal shall be filled initially by election by the qualified electors of Ward Three of St. Mary Parish, Louisiana at the general election for Representatives in Congress to be held in Louisiana on the first Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, 1968. The city judge and marshal then elected shall serve a term to commence on January 1, 1969 and they shall serve until their successors are elected at the congressional election of 1972, and successor judges and marshals shall be elected at the congressional election every six years thereafter. The court shall be domiciled in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana.
B. Unless inconsistent herewith and except as otherwise specifically provided herein, the general provisions of Title 13, Chapter 7, Part I, Sub-Part A, Revised Statutes of Louisiana (R.S. 13:1871, et seq.), shall be applicable to and shall govern and regulate the City Court of the Town of Franklin, Louisiana, and its officers.
Added by Acts 1968, No. 16, §1, emerg. eff. July 4, 1968, at 10:05 A.M. Amended by Acts 1968, Ex.Sess., No. 29, §1; Acts 1970, No. 364, §2; Acts 2016, No. 112, §1.