2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:5538 - Election; penalty for acting as sheriff without having properly qualified; term of office

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:5538 (2017)

§5538. Election; penalty for acting as sheriff without having properly qualified; term of office

A. No person shall act as sheriff before he has qualified. Whoever violates this Subsection shall be fined five hundred dollars.

B. Except for the civil and criminal sheriff in the parish of Orleans and except for sheriffs elected at special elections, each sheriff shall be elected at the gubernatorial election, shall serve for a term of four years, and shall take office and begin his term on the first day of July following election.

C. No sheriff or collector of taxes, after receiving his commission from the governor, shall exercise any of the duties, or avail himself of any of the rights appertaining to his office as collector, or as sheriff, before giving all the bonds and security required by law for the collection of taxes, or discharge of duties as sheriff. Whoever violates this Subsection shall be fined not less than one thousand dollars, and imprisoned not less than six months, at the discretion of the court.

Amended by Acts 1964, No. 89; Acts 1981, No. 122, §3; Redesignated from R.S. 33:1434 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §3.

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