§1381.1. Indigent transcript fund; reporter's fees
A. The auditor for the Criminal District Court for the parish of Orleans shall establish an indigent transcript fund for the deposit of all monies that may be received under the provisions of this Section relative to the payment of court reporter fees for transcripts prepared for indigents. All funds received and deposited therein shall be used and paid out solely to compensate court reporters for the preparation of all transcripts for indigent defendants, including bills of exceptions, trials, motions, hearings on writs, and all court proceedings.
B. Court reporters shall be paid two dollars and fifty cents per thirty-one line page for such work, if funds are available, all such payments to be made from the indigent transcript fund by the auditor of the Criminal District Court for the parish of Orleans. In the parish of Orleans, an additional cost of fourteen dollars may be taxed against every nonindigent defendant who is convicted after trial or after a plea of guilty or who forfeits his bond in connection with any other criminal offense.
C. The judges of the Criminal District Court in the parish of Orleans, sitting en banc, may, by a majority vote of all members, authorize the payment of fees, to be determined by the court, to the deputy court reporters for the transcription of indigent defendant cases.
Acts 1983, No. 76, §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).