2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:5741 - Payment of tax proceeds directly to coroner's office; compensation of coroner and helpers

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:5741 (2017)

PART III. JEFFERSON PARISH

§5741. Payment of tax proceeds directly to coroner's office; compensation of coroner and helpers

The proceeds of the tax authorized for the purposes of the coroner's office of the parish of Jefferson by Section 10 of Article X of the Louisiana Constitution of 1921* shall be paid directly to the coroner's office. The following items and expenses of the coroner's office shall be paid from the proceeds of the tax:

(1) An annual salary of twenty thousand dollars to the coroner in lieu of all fees for his services as parish coroner and/or ex officio parish physician or health officer; however, the governing authority of the parish of Jefferson by a majority vote of its members may increase said salary to an amount deemed advisable by the governing authority. Said salary shall be payable on his own warrant.

(2) All salaries or fees of deputy or assistant coroners, secretaries, stenographers, clerks, technicians, investigators, official photographers, or other helpers.

(3) The expenses for maintenance, operation, and equipment for the coroner's office.

Added by Acts 1956, No. 331, §1. Amended by Acts 1972, No. 757, §1; Acts 1981, No. 443, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 33:1631 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §3.

*Section 10 of Article X of the Louisiana Constitution of 1921 was not reenacted as a part of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974, nor was it maintained as a statute by either Section 18 of Article X or Sections 16 and 19 of Article XIV of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974. But see Section 31 of Article VI of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974.

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