2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:2608 - Grant Parish; territorial jurisdiction

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:2608 (2017)

§2608. Grant Parish; territorial jurisdiction

A. There are hereby established, effective January 1, 1997, five justice of the peace courts in Grant Parish. The justice of the peace and constable districts shall encompass the following precincts:

(1) District A - Precincts 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 2-1, and 2-2.

(2) District B - Precincts 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 5-2, and 2-3.

(3) District C - Precincts 4-1, 4-2, 5-1, 5-3, and 5-4.

(4) District D - Precincts 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 7-3, and 7-4.

(5) District E - Precincts 7-1, 7-2, 8-1, 8-2, 8-3, and 8-4.

B. The courts shall have territorial jurisdiction throughout the respective districts and shall have subject matter jurisdiction as provided by law. The justice of the peace courts which exist in Grant Parish on January 1, 1996, shall be abolished at midnight on December 31, 1996.

C. The offices of justices of the peace and constables for the courts established in Subsection A of this Section are hereby created for purposes of election. The first justices of the peace shall be elected in accordance with the provisions of Article V, Section 22 of the Constitution of Louisiana. They shall take office on January 1, 1997, for a term of six years, all in accordance with R.S. 13:2582. The first constables shall be elected at the congressional election to be held in 1996. They shall take office on January 1, 1997, for a term of six years, all in accordance with R.S. 13:2583.

Acts 1995, No. 419, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.

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