2017 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:995.1 - Judicial building fund
§995.1. Judicial building fund
A. In all cases over which the Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court has jurisdiction, a service charge of forty-nine dollars per filing, subject, however, to the provisions of Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure Article 5181 et seq. is hereby imposed and shall be paid to the clerk of court when the filing is made.
B. In each criminal case where a fine is imposed or court costs are ordered to be paid, a service charge of forty-nine dollars shall be collected by the sheriff's office, which shall be in addition to all other fines, costs, or forfeitures lawfully imposed.
C. The monies generated pursuant to this Section shall be forwarded by the clerk of court and sheriff to the department of finance for Jefferson Parish and placed in an account dedicated to the acquisition, construction, renovating, equipping, and maintenance of the Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court building or any new Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court building, and for the maintenance and payment of any bond indebtedness on any such existing facilities.
D. The Jefferson Parish Council, as governing authority of the parish of Jefferson, shall have control over the fund and all disbursements made therefrom. The council, with the concurrence of the judges, en banc, may by ordinance reduce the amount of the service charges levied pursuant to this Section, if the balance of sums on deposit in the fund exceeds the requirements of the acquisition, construction, renovating, equipping, and maintenance of the Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court building or any new Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court building, and for the maintenance and payment of any bond indebtedness on any such existing facility.
E. The authority for a judge to impose the service charge on each civil filing and the service charge as an additional fee in each criminal case is terminated on July 1, 2034, or upon completion of the payment of any bond indebtedness on any such facility, whichever is earlier.
Acts 1990, No. 394, §1, eff. July 18, 1990; Acts 2001, No. 1012, §1, eff. June 27, 2001; Acts 2006, No. 736, §1.