2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:254.3 - Compensation of off-duty law enforcement officers; City Court of Lafayette

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:254.3 (2018)

§254.3. Compensation of off-duty law enforcement officers; City Court of Lafayette

Any sheriff, deputy sheriff, city or state police officer, or other law enforcement officer subpoenaed to testify in a traffic or criminal case before the City Court of Lafayette on a date or at a time when such officer is off duty shall be paid the sum of five dollars per day by the clerk of the City Court of Lafayette. The clerk of the City Court of Lafayette 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. 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 the City Court of Lafayette 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. The maximum allowable fee to be received by an officer on any given day when he is summoned in an off-duty status will be five dollars, no matter how many summons he receives for the specific day. Said sum shall be in addition to any other compensation the aforesaid law enforcement officer is eligible to receive. Said sum shall not be taxed as court costs.

Added by Acts 1979, No. 294, §1; Acts 2005, No. 96, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.

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