2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:185.5 - Indigent Parent Representation Program Fund

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:185.5 (2018)

            NOTE: §185.5 effective until July 1, 2020. See Acts 2018, No. 612.

§185.5. Indigent Parent Representation Program Fund

            A. "The Louisiana Indigent Parent Representation Program Fund", hereinafter referred to as "the fund", is hereby created in the state treasury. Interest earned on the investment of monies in the fund shall be deposited in and credited to the fund. Unexpended and unencumbered monies in the fund at the close of each fiscal year shall remain in the fund. Monies in the fund shall be appropriated, administered, and used solely as provided in this Section.

            B. The fund shall be comprised of all monies appropriated by the legislature specifically for the program, donations, fees, or other monies collected or transferred pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 46:460.21(A)(2), or other monies made available to the program. All of such monies required to be deposited in the state treasury in accordance with Article VII, Section 9(A) of the Constitution of Louisiana shall be deposited in the fund after first meeting the requirements of Article VII, Section 9(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana relative to the Bond Security and Redemption Fund.

            C. The fund shall be segregated from all other funds and shall be appropriated and used solely and exclusively to provide for the implementation and operation of the Indigent Parents' Representation Program. Monies so appropriated shall be used to supplement the judicial district indigent defender funds as provided for in R.S. 15:168, or as otherwise provided for by law, and shall not be used to displace, replace, or supplant monies available for this program or the purpose of providing legal representation in child abuse and neglect cases from that fund or from any other source.

            D. The fund shall be administered by the Louisiana Public Defender Board, or any successor to that board.

            E. The board shall not commingle the monies in the Indigent Parent Representation Program Fund established in this Section with any other monies or funds of the board for any reason.

            Acts 2007, No. 95, §2; Acts 2018, No. 612, §22.

            NOTE: §185.5. repealed by Acts 2018, No. 612, eff. July 1, 2020.

§185.5. Repealed by Acts 2018, No. 612, §22, eff. July 1, 2020.

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