2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:5827 - Use of excess fees by the constables

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:5827 (2017)

§5827. Use of excess fees by the constables

In the event the fees and commissions authorized by R.S. 13:2158 exceed the necessary expense of the constables in the efficient performance of their duties as herein provided, the excess shall not be drawn or otherwise expended by the constables, except as herein provided, but shall remain in the constables salary and expense fund. However, this excess may be expended by the constables in any succeeding year in which the constables salary and expense fund is insufficient to defray current salaries and expenses, or where circumstances necessitate additional deputies or additional expenses to be incurred for the efficient performance of all duties imposed by law on the constables. The constables at the end of each six year term, or in the case of their reelection on the thirtieth day of June following, shall remit to the state treasurer for the credit to the general fund, any excess or surplus remaining in the constables salary and expense fund. However, there may be retained in the constables salary and expense fund an amount not to exceed one-third of the amount of the revenues of the last year of the term of office, the amount so retained shall be used as a revolving fund to assist in financing the operation of the office and for purchasing equipment.

Amended by Acts 1978, No. 461, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1979; Redesignated from R.S. 33:1737 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §3.

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