2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:5522 - Expenditures to be made from sheriff's salary fund

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:5522 (2017)

§5522. Expenditures to be made from sheriff's salary fund

A. A sheriff and ex officio tax collector shall pay from the Sheriff's Salary Fund, upon warrant drawn by him, all expenses authorized by law which are incurred in the performance of his duties, including, but not restricted to, clerical expenses, the salary of the sheriff, and of all deputies, reasonable attorney fees for legal services, the premium of bonds required by the sheriff and deputies, the cost of uniforms for deputies, including clothing for deputies assigned plain clothes duty or undercover operational duties, and the membership dues of the sheriff and deputies in the Louisiana Sheriffs' Association and in the National Sheriffs' Association.

B. A sheriff and ex officio tax collector shall further pay from the sheriff's salary fund, upon warrant drawn by him, an amount necessary to promote youth, junior deputy, or elder services programs, which amount shall not exceed ten percent of the amount of the annual revenues of the sheriff's salary fund or create a deficit in the sheriff's salary fund.

C. A sheriff and ex officio tax collector shall further pay from the sheriff's salary fund, upon warrant drawn by him, an amount necessary to pay final judgments obtained against his office for its official acts.

D. Notwithstanding the provisions of R.S. 33:4713, a sheriff and ex officio tax collector may purchase and equip such real property as is necessary in the performance of his duties, including but not limited to an adequate and safe jail. The ownership of such real property shall be vested in the parish law enforcement district.

Amended by Acts 1952, No. 258, §1; Acts 1954, No. 154, §1; Acts 1958, No. 516, §1; Acts 1966, No. 221, §1; Acts 1968, No. 46, §1; Acts 1970, No. 227, §1; Acts 1972, No. 645, §1; Acts 1973, No. 64, §1; Acts 1975, No. 417, §1; Acts 1977, No. 37, §1; Acts 1977, No. 58, §; Acts 1977, No. 466, §1; Acts 1979, No. 191, §1, eff. July 3, 1979; Acts 1979, No. 564, §1; Acts 1985, No. 27, §1, eff. June 18, 1985; Acts 1988, No. 289, §1; Acts 1988, No. 857, §1, eff. July 18, 1988; Acts 1991, No. 489, §1; Acts 1995, No. 822, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 33:1422 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §3.

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