§1953. City court of Ville Platte; elections; offices of the justice of the peace and constable
A. There is hereby created, effective January 1, 1967, the City Court of Ville Platte, domiciled in the city of Ville Platte, parish of Evangeline, which shall have one judge and a city marshal. The territorial jurisdiction of the court shall extend throughout Ward 1 of Evangeline Parish. Unless inconsistent herewith, the provisions of R.S. 13:1871 et seq., shall be applicable to said court and its officers.
B. The initial judge and city marshal of the city court of Ville Platte shall be elected at the congressional election for representatives beginning with the congressional election to be held in 1966 and shall take office and assume the duties of their respective offices on January 1, 1967. The election shall be held at such time, places and in such manner as is provided for by applicable provisions of law relative to the election of officers of city courts.
C. The offices of the justice of the peace and the constable of Ward 1 of Evangeline Parish are hereby abolished upon the expiration of the terms of office of the incumbent justice of the peace and constable thereof. Until the expiration of the terms of office of the incumbent justice of the peace and constable the jurisdiction of the justice of the peace court shall be exclusive jurisdiction to the extent of the jurisdiction presently vested in the justice of the peace court by the constitution and the laws of this state.
Added by Acts 1964, No. 321, §1.