PART V. FRANKLIN
§2488.1. City Court of Franklin; officials and employees; provisions governing
A.(1) Effective September 1, 1968 the offices of the justice of the peace and
constable in Ward Three of St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, and the Mayor's Court in the town
of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, are abolished and there is hereby established and
created a court to be styled the City Court of the town of Franklin, Louisiana.
(2)(a) The territorial jurisdiction of the court shall extend throughout the town of
Franklin, Louisiana and throughout the whole of Ward Three of St. Mary Parish, Louisiana.
(b) In addition to the area provided in Subparagraph (a) of this Paragraph, the
territorial jurisdiction of the court shall extend throughout the portions of Ward Ten of St.
Mary Parish that are east of the Charenton Drainage and Navigation Canal and south of
Bayou Teche. In such portions of Ward Ten that are outside of the town of Franklin, the
court shall have jurisdiction concurrent with the justice of the peace in those cases in which
the justice of the peace would have jurisdiction.
(3) The court shall be composed of a city judge, a marshal and a clerk of the court.
The offices of city judge and marshal shall be filled initially by election by the qualified
electors of Ward Three of St. Mary Parish, Louisiana at the general election for
Representatives in Congress to be held in Louisiana on the first Tuesday next following the
first Monday in November, 1968. The city judge and marshal then elected shall serve a term
to commence on January 1, 1969 and they shall serve until their successors are elected at the
congressional election of 1972, and successor judges and marshals shall be elected at the
congressional election every six years thereafter. The court shall be domiciled in Franklin,
St. Mary Parish, Louisiana.
B. Unless inconsistent herewith and except as otherwise specifically provided herein,
the general provisions of Title 13, Chapter 7, Part I, Sub-Part A, Revised Statutes of
Louisiana (R.S. 13:1871, et seq.), shall be applicable to and shall govern and regulate the
City Court of the Town of Franklin, Louisiana, and its officers.
Added by Acts 1968, No. 16, §1, emerg. eff. July 4, 1968, at 10:05 A.M. Amended
by Acts 1968, Ex.Sess., No. 29, §1; Acts 1970, No. 364, §2; Acts 2016, No. 112, §1.