2018 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:254.2 - Compensation of off-duty law enforcement officers; Fifteenth Judicial District Court, Lafayette Parish
§254.2. Compensation of off-duty law enforcement officers; Fifteenth Judicial District Court, Lafayette Parish
Any sheriff, deputy sheriff, city or state police officer, or other law enforcement officer subpoenaed to testify in a criminal case in Lafayette Parish before the Fifteenth Judicial District Court on a date or at a time when such officer is off duty shall be paid the sum of fifteen dollars per day by the clerk of court of Lafayette Parish. The clerk of court of Lafayette Parish shall transmit the fees due under this Section to the law enforcement officer's employer within thirty days after the officer qualifies for the fee. The employer shall be responsible for calculating and withholding all requisite deductions for taxes and for transferring or remitting all sums of employee withholdings to the appropriate taxing authorities, on behalf of the law enforcement officer and, within thirty days after receipt of the funds, for making payment of the appropriate net amount to the law enforcement officer. Said sum shall be in addition to any other compensation the aforesaid law enforcement officer is eligible to receive. Provided that as a condition precedent to receipt of the compensation provided in this Section, the aforesaid law enforcement officer and his superior shall be required to certify to the clerk of court issuing the subpoena that the officer was summoned to testify on a day while he was off duty and did in fact appear in court as commanded in the subpoena. Said sum shall not be taxed as court costs.
Added by Acts 1979, No. 293, §1; Acts 2005, No. 96, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.