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Rs 13:1310 Deposit Of Unclaimed Funds In Court Registry; Procedure; Use Of Funds

§1310. Deposit of unclaimed funds in court registry; procedure; use of funds

The clerk of the civil district court for the parish of Orleans shall deposit into the treasury of the city of New Orleans all unclaimed funds which have been deposited in the registry of the court for seven years or more and whose owners are unknown, or whose owners' whereabouts are unknown, and have not been heard from for a period of seven years or more.

(1) The said funds shall be withdrawn and deposited as herein provided only after the clerk of the civil district court for the parish of Orleans has filed in the proceeding wherein the funds are being held a rule stating:

(a) That the funds have been deposited in the registry of the court for a period of more than seven years, and

(b) That no claim has been filed for said funds, and

(c) That the owners of said funds are unknown, or the owners' whereabouts are unknown, and have not been heard from for seven years or more, and has obtained an order of the judge of the civil district court for the parish of Orleans, seized with jurisdiction in the matter, authorizing the withdrawal and deposit of the funds in the manner provided for by this section.

(2) Upon the deposit of the funds into the treasury of the city of New Orleans in the manner provided by this section, and the filing of a receipt in the court record, the clerk of the civil district court for the parish of Orleans shall be relieved of all liability therefor and the city of New Orleans shall be responsible therefor.

(3) The clerk of civil district court for the parish of Orleans shall also deposit into the treasury of the city of New Orleans the so-called "interest fund" now being carried in the judicial depository of the civil district court for the parish of Orleans. The said "interest fund" shall be withdrawn and deposited upon a rule brought in separate proceedings before the presiding judge of the civil district court for the parish of Orleans, who shall upon a showing that no claim for said "interest fund" has been made for seven years or more, direct the deposit of the said "interest fund" into the treasury of the city of New Orleans. Upon the deposit of the said "interest fund" into the treasury of the city of New Orleans, and the filing of a receipt in the proceedings, the clerk of the civil district court shall be relieved of all liability therefor, and the city of New Orleans shall be responsible therefor.

(4) The city of New Orleans shall have the use of all funds so deposited and is hereby authorized to invest the same in time certificates of fiscal agent banks, or in short-term United States bonds, treasury notes, or certificates; all interest or income received on such investments shall belong exclusively to the city of New Orleans and may be used by it for general fund purposes, and no person, firm or corporation shall have any claim to any portion of such interest or income received by the city of New Orleans on said investments.

Added by Acts 1960, No. 113, §1; Acts 2006, No. 621, §19(A), eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2008, No. 675, §1, eff. July 1, 2008; Acts 2008, No. 873, §1, eff. July 9, 2008; Acts 2011, No. 340, §2, eff. June 29, 2011; Acts 2012, No. 474, §4(B)(2).

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Louisiana
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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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