2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:5705 - Deputy coroners, assistant coroners, secretaries, stenographers, clerks, investigators, technicians, official photographer and other helpers; compensation

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:5705 (2017)

§5705. Deputy coroners, assistant coroners, secretaries, stenographers, clerks, investigators, technicians, official photographer and other helpers; compensation

            A. Each coroner may appoint one or more deputy coroners to perform his duties. They shall possess at least the same qualifications as the coroner and be paid by the coroner appointing them or by arrangement with the parish governing authority if the coroner is on a salary basis. A person may serve as a deputy coroner on a part-time basis in more than one parish. The tenure of the appointment shall be determined by the appointing coroner but shall not be longer than the coroner's term of office. The coroner shall be responsible for the acts of his deputy coroners.

            B. Each coroner may appoint one or more assistant coroners to perform his duties. They shall be paid by the coroner appointing them or by arrangement with the parish governing authority if the coroner is paid on a salary basis. A person may serve as an assistant coroner on a part-time basis in more than one parish. The tenure of the appointment shall be determined by the appointing coroner but shall not be longer than the coroner's term of office. The coroner shall be responsible for the acts of his assistant coroners.

            C. The coroner may appoint any necessary secretaries, stenographers, clerks, technicians, investigators, official photographers, or other helpers. The salaries of these employees shall be paid by the coroner out of his fees or by arrangement with the parish governing authority if the coroner is on a salary basis. All deputies and assistants of the coroner shall, before beginning their duties, take an oath of office and the oath shall be entered on the records of the court.

            Repealed by Acts 1972, No. 154, §4. Acts 1984, No. 570, §1; Acts 1990, No. 748, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 33:1555 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §3; Acts 2015, No. 302, §2.

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