2018 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:255.1 - Witness fees to retired or former law enforcement officers
§255.1. Witness fees to retired or former law enforcement officers
A. Unless otherwise provided for by law for a particular jurisdiction, whenever a retired or former law enforcement officer is required to be present, as a witness in any criminal case or delinquency adjudication in any district or parish court or any court exercising juvenile jurisdiction, to testify as to events which occurred during his employment as a law enforcement officer, the retired or former law enforcement officer shall be paid the sum of fifty dollars for each day per case, but not more than one hundred fifty dollars in any one day, regardless of the number of cases for which he is required to be present or whether he actually testified in the case, and which sum shall be paid from those costs of court collected pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 15:255(D)(1) and (2).
B. The retired or former law enforcement officer shall submit to the parish governing authority an application for payment of the fee, accompanied by documentation verifying service as a witness. Within sixty days of receipt of the application for the fee, along with accompanying documentation, the governing authority of the parish shall transmit the fees due under this Section to the retired or former law enforcement officer.
Acts 2014, No. 4, §1