§1910.1. City Court of Houma; judicial building fund
A. In all cases over which the City Court of Houma has jurisdiction, the court may impose a service charge not to exceed twenty dollars per filing. The fee shall be paid to the clerk of court at the time of filing. The collection of the filing fee shall be subject to the provisions of Code of Civil Procedure Article 5181 et seq.
B. In each proceeding where a fine is imposed or court costs are ordered to be paid, a service charge not to exceed twenty dollars may be collected by the appropriate entity, which shall be in addition to all other fines, costs, or forfeitures lawfully imposed.
C. All monies collected in accordance with this Section shall be forwarded to the court and placed in an account dedicated exclusively to the acquisition, leasing, construction, equipping, and maintenance of any new and existing city court and for the maintenance and payment of any bond indebtedness on any such existing facilities.
D. The court and the parish government jointly shall have control over the fund and all disbursements made from the fund.
E. The city court shall obtain prior approval of the local governing authority within the territorial jurisdiction of the court, through the adoption of an ordinance, before the fund is created and the fees authorized by this Section are imposed.
F. No bonds or other obligations shall be issued or sold unless prior written approval of the State Bond Commission is obtained.
G. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the additional service charge imposed by this Section shall expire upon the expiration of any bond or obligation issued or sold pursuant to this Section.
Acts 2003, No. 518, §1.