2017 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:842.3 - Juvenile Expense Fund; filing fees; Ninth Judicial District
§842.3. Juvenile Expense Fund; filing fees; Ninth Judicial District
A. Notwithstanding the provisions of R.S. 13:842.1 and in addition to all other fees or costs now or hereafter provided by law, the clerk of court of the Ninth Judicial District shall collect from every person filing any civil action, suit, motion, or rule to show cause in any juvenile matter the sum of fifteen dollars, subject, however, to the provisions of Code of Civil Procedure Article 5181 et seq., which funds shall be transmitted to the finance director of Rapides Parish for disposition in accordance herewith.
B. Notwithstanding the provisions of R.S. 13:842.1 and in addition to all other fees or costs now or hereafter provided by law, in all delinquency and children in need of supervision or Families in Need of Services (FINS) cases filed in the Ninth Judicial District and where the judge deems appropriate, there shall be taxed as costs against every juvenile who is adjudicated delinquent, admits to allegations contained in the petition, or enters into an informal adjudication, the sum of fifty dollars which shall be transmitted to the finance director of Rapides Parish for further disposition in accordance herewith.
C.(1) The finance director shall place all sums collected or received under this Section in a separate account to be designated as the Juvenile Expense Fund for the Ninth Judicial District Court. The finance director shall keep accurate records and the finance director shall cause to be conducted an audit of the fund and the books and accounts relating thereto and shall file the same with the office of the legislative auditor where it shall be available for public inspection.
(2) The Juvenile Expense Fund may be used for any operating expenses of the juvenile court and is in addition to any and all other funds, salaries, expenses, or other monies that are provided, authorized, or established by law.
(3) No judge's salary may be paid from the Juvenile Expense Fund.
Added by Acts 1994, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 116, §1; Acts 1995, No. 339, §1.