2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:5521 - Compensation

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:5521 (2017)

CHAPTER 35. SHERIFFS

PART I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

§5521. Compensation

A.(1) The rate of annual compensation for all services required of sheriffs and ex officio tax collectors of the various parishes, including the civil and criminal sheriffs for the parish of Orleans, may only be increased by legislative act.

(2) Nothing in this Subsection shall mandate an additional appropriation by the city of New Orleans.

(3) Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 525, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.

B. In addition to the above salary, each individual sheriff shall be granted ten percent of his annual compensation as an expense allowance.

C. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to limit a sheriff from participation in an eligible deferred compensation program established in accordance with 26 U.S.C. 457. A sheriff shall not authorize or receive an employer contribution that would be more favorable than that offered to the employees of the sheriff's office.

D. In addition to all other forms of compensation which are authorized for sheriffs under the provisions of this Section, effective on July 1, 1999, the annual compensation of each sheriff shall be increased by twelve thousand dollars.

E. The compensation set forth in this Section shall not be changed by amendment to this Section, or by other Act regardless of whether it amends this Section, unless notice of intention to introduce the proposal has been published on two separate days without cost to the state in the official journal for the parish wherein the office is located. If the proposal would change the compensation of all sheriffs in the state, publication shall also be made in the official journal of the state. The last day of publication shall be at least thirty days prior to introduction of the bill. The notice shall state the amount of the change, the bill shall contain a recital that the notice has been given, and certification of such publication shall be attached to the bill.

Amended by Acts 1950, No. 112, §1; Acts 1952, No. 257, §1; Acts 1954, No. 152, §1; Acts 1956, No. 346, §1; Acts 1958, No. 447, §1; Acts 1960, No. 242, §1; Acts 1962, No. 287, §1; Acts 1965, No. 67; Acts 1966, No. 112, §1; Acts 1969, No. 109, §1; Acts 1972, No. 310, §1; Acts 1974, No. 331, §1; Acts 1975, No. 622, §1; Acts 1976, No. 689, §2; Acts 1978, No. 204, §1; Acts 1979, No. 295, §4; Acts 1980, No. 419, §1; Acts 1981, No. 250, §1; Acts 1983, No. 611, §1; Acts 1984, No. 932, §1, eff. July 20, 1984; Acts 1989, No. 621, §1; Acts 1989, No. 783, §1, eff. July 1, 1989; Acts 1990, No. 276, §1; Acts 1991, No. 37, §1, eff. July 1, 1992; Acts 1991, No. 41, §1; Acts 1992, No. 47, §1; Acts 1992, No. 97, §1; Acts 1992, No. 134, §1; Acts 1993, No. 607, §1; Acts 1995, No. 525, §§1, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996 (Subparagraph A(1)(c) eff. July 1, 1995); Acts 1997, No. 645, §1; Acts 1999, No. 498, §1; Acts 2003, No. 531, §1; Acts 2003, No. 939, §1; Acts 2007, No. 422, §2, eff. July 1, 2010; Redesignated from R.S. 33:1421 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §3.

NOTE: See Acts 1993, No. 607, §2, relative to effectiveness of Act No. 607.

NOTE: See Acts 1995, No. 525, §3.

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