§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
Acts 2015, No. 372, §1.