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Rs 13:2002.2 Additional Court Costs Or Fees; Court Technology Fund; Baton Rouge City Court

§2002.2. Additional court costs or fees; court technology fund; Baton Rouge City Court

A. In addition to any other fees or costs imposed or authorized to be imposed and

collected, in all civil cases in which the Baton Rouge City Court has jurisdiction, the clerk

may impose a fee not to exceed ten dollars per filing. The fee shall be paid to the clerk of

court at the time of filing. The collection of the additional fee shall be subject to the

provisions of Code of Civil Procedure Article 5181.

B. In all criminal cases, including traffic offenses, the judge may assess a fee not to

exceed ten dollars against every defendant who is convicted after trial or who pleads guilty

or forfeits bond, to be collected by the appropriate entity for further disposition in accordance

with the provisions of this Section. These costs shall be in addition to all other fines, costs,

or forfeitures provided for by law.

C. The clerk of court shall place all sums collected pursuant to the provisions of this

Section into a separate account to be known as the "court technology fund". All funds in the

account are to be expended solely by the clerk of court for the acquisition and maintenance

of new and existing electronic case management systems, including costs associated with

professional services, licensing, support, and equipment required to operate and maintain

such systems, and for the acquisition and maintenance of equipment necessary for technology

enhancements of court operations. The clerk shall have control over the account and all

disbursements made from the account.

D. The Baton Rouge City Court shall obtain approval of the local governing

authority within the territorial jurisdiction of the court, through the adoption of a resolution

or ordinance prior to the creation of the account and the collection of fees authorized by this

Section.

Acts 2015, No. 372, §1.

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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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