2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:5972 - Judicial administrative districts; creation and boundaries; power to incur debt

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:5972 (2017)

§5972. Judicial administrative districts; creation and boundaries; power to incur debt

A.(1) There is hereby created in each parish except the parish of Orleans a special district to be known as a judicial administrative district, for the purpose of funding the office of clerk of court for that parish. In the parish of Orleans, two such districts are hereby created, one for the purpose of funding the office of the clerk of court for the Criminal District Court for the parish of Orleans and one for the purpose of funding the office of the clerk of court for the Civil District Court for the parish of Orleans. In the event that the offices of the clerk of the Civil District Court and the clerk of the Criminal District Court for the parish of Orleans are combined, there shall be a single judicial administrative district for the parish of Orleans.

(2) The boundaries of each district shall be coterminous with the boundaries of the respective parishes.

(3) Except in the parish of Orleans, each district shall be known as the "Judicial Administrative District of the parish of _______(name of parish)___, State of Louisiana" and the holder of the office of clerk of court of the parish shall be the ex officio chief executive officer and governing authority of the district.

(4) In the parish of Orleans, the districts shall be known, respectively, as the "Judicial Administrative District for the Criminal District Court of the parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana" for which the holder for the office of clerk of the Criminal District Court shall be the ex officio chief executive officer and governing authority and "Judicial Administrative District for the Civil District Court of the parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana" for which the holder of the office of clerk of the Civil District Court shall be the ex officio chief executive officer and governing authority. In the event that the offices of the clerk of the Civil District Court and the clerk of the Criminal District Court for the parish of Orleans are combined, the district shall be known as the "Judicial Administrative District of the parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana" and the office of the clerk of court of the parish shall be the ex officio chief executive officer and governing authority of the district.

(5) Each district is also hereby authorized, within two calendar years following a disaster declaration pursuant to the Stafford Act, 42 USC 101 et seq., covering the geographic area in which the district is located, to borrow money and to issue certificates of indebtedness payable from its general revenues for the purpose of financing the daily operations of the office, including employee, general operating, and all other expenses.

B. Each judicial administrative district created by this Chapter shall be a political subdivision of the state and shall have the authority to incur debt only from other governmental entities and not to exceed twenty-five percent of the annual operating budget of the clerk of court's office pursuant to such constitutional and statutory provisions of law as may be applicable to political subdivisions generally.

C. Each district shall be subject to the public contracts law, public records law, Open Meetings Law, Code of Governmental Ethics, and the bond validation procedures law.

Acts 2006, No. 674, §1, eff. June 29, 2006; Acts 2010, No. 861, §15; Redesignated from R.S. 33:9602 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §3.

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