2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:2488.61 - Abolition of mayor's court; creation of city court


§2488.61. Abolition of mayor's court; creation of city court

A. When the first judge and marshal herein provided for take office, the mayor's court in the city of Plaquemine in Iberville Parish is abolished.

B. The City Court of Plaquemine is created and shall have territorial jurisdiction throughout the city of Plaquemine and said jurisdiction shall not extend beyond the city limits of Plaquemine.

C. The City Court of Plaquemine shall be composed of a judge, a marshal, a clerk of court, and a public defender and may have other employees as provided by law.

D. The abolition of the mayor's court and the creation of the offices of judge, marshal, and clerk for the City Court of Plaquemine shall not be construed to abolish the offices of mayor, marshal, assistant marshal, justice of the peace and constable for Wards 2, 3, 6, and 8 of Iberville Parish, or clerk which are provided for by Act No. 109 of the 1878 Regular Session.

E. The first judge and marshal shall be elected at the congressional elections to be held in 1972 and shall take office for full terms at the regular time for city judges and marshals to take office; however, the qualifying period for the election of said judge and marshal shall not be closed until 5:00 o'clock P.M. on September 1, 1972. Their successors shall thereafter be elected every six years as is provided in R.S. 13:1872 and R.S. 13:1879.

Amended by Acts 1981, No. 627, §1, eff. July 20, 1981; Acts 1988, No. 313, §1.

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