2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:996.19 - District court fund for Seventeenth Judicial District; established

§996.19. District court fund for Seventeenth Judicial District; established

A. In addition to all other fees or costs now or hereafter provided by law, the clerk of court of the Seventeenth Judicial District shall collect from every person filing any type of civil suit or proceeding, and who is not otherwise exempted by law from the payment of court costs, a sum to be determined by the judges of said district, sitting en banc, which sum shall not exceed ten dollars, subject however, to the provisions of Code of Civil Procedure, Article 5181, et seq.; and, in all criminal cases over which the Seventeenth Judicial District Court has jurisdiction, there shall be taxed as costs against every defendant, who is convicted after trial or after plea of guilty or who forfeits his bond, a sum likewise determined but which shall not exceed ten dollars, which shall be in addition to all other fines, costs, or forfeitures lawfully imposed and which shall be transmitted to the court by the sheriff for further disposition in accordance herewith.

B. The clerk of court shall remit all sums collected or received under this Section to the judges of the Seventeenth Judicial District Court who shall deposit same in a special account. The judges, en banc, shall have control over and administer the fund and all disbursements made therefrom. They shall cause to be conducted annually 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.

Added by Acts 1982, No. 863, §1, eff. Aug. 4, 1982.

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