2017 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:2592 - Justice of the peace ad hoc; appointment; qualifications
§2592. Justice of the peace ad hoc; appointment; qualifications
A. A justice of the peace may appoint a person residing within the territorial boundaries of the court as a justice of the peace ad hoc to serve for a maximum of thirty days in each year. The justice of the peace must notify the office of the attorney general within seventy-two hours of the appointment and provide the name, address, and telephone number of the ad hoc justice of the peace. The justice of the peace ad hoc shall meet the qualifications required by law for the office of justice of the peace. He shall be paid the same compensation from the same sources as is paid to the justice of the peace while he serves, and he shall during that time have the powers and duties of a regular justice of the peace.
B. The provisions of this Section shall apply in the parishes of St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, and Lafourche if the governing authority of the particular parish approves the ad hoc appointment by a justice of the peace by a majority vote of those present and voting.
Added by Acts 1977, No. 676, §1; Acts 1987, No. 630, §1; Acts 1997, No. 498, §1; Acts 2014, No. 794, §2.