§2488.62. Compensation of judge, marshal, clerk, and deputy clerk; collection and disposition of fines, forfeitures, and costs
A. The judge shall receive compensation in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 13:1874, except that the annual minimum salary payable by the city and parish shall be four thousand eight hundred dollars.
B. The marshal shall receive compensation in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 13:1883, except that the annual minimum salary payable by the city and parish shall be three thousand six hundred dollars.
C.(1) The salary of the clerk shall be fixed and paid by the respective governing authorities of the city of Plaquemine and the parish of Iberville in equal proportions, except that the clerk shall receive a minimum salary of three hundred dollars per month.
(2) The salary of the public defender may be fixed by the judge of the court and may be paid out of the court costs assessed for the public defender, except that the public defender shall receive a minimum salary of five hundred dollars per month. Such court costs shall not exceed thirty dollars for each violation.
(3) The salaries of the other court employees shall be fixed and paid as provided by law.
(4) The city prosecutor shall be entitled to court costs assessed against every defendant who is convicted after trial or after he pleads guilty to a traffic violation or misdemeanor. Such court costs shall not exceed seventeen dollars and fifty cents for each traffic violation or misdemeanor.
(5) The sums collected under Paragraph (4) of this Subsection shall be remitted monthly by the clerk of court of the City Court of Plaquemine to the city prosecutor of the city of Plaquemine to be used in defraying the expenses of his office.
D. The clerk of the city court or the marshal, as designated by the judge, shall collect all fines, forfeitures, penalties, and costs, and all fines so collected shall be paid monthly into the city treasury. The city may annually appropriate to the city court any portion of the fines for the operation of the court.
E. The court may assess a fee on all convictions, not to exceed ten dollars, for substance abuse treatment, which shall be paid monthly to the Iberville Parish Substance Abuse Facility.
Amended by Acts 1981, No. 627, §1, eff. July 20, 1981; Acts 1988, No. 313, §1; Acts 1993, No. 565, §1; Acts 2003, No. 1213, §1.