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Rs 13:2488.1 City Court Of Franklin; Officials And Employees; Provisions Governing

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.

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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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