§2488.7. Collection of fines, forfeitures, penalties and costs
A. The city judge or any officer of the city court as may be designated by the city
judge, shall collect all fines, forfeitures, penalties and costs, and all funds so collected,
excluding costs, shall be paid into the town treasury of the town of Franklin when the
prosecution is on behalf of the town, and into the parish treasury when the prosecution is on
behalf of the state or the parish.
B. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section to the contrary, thirty percent
of the funds collected by the city court of Franklin pursuant to the provisions of R.S.
15:168(B) may be deposited into a special fund created for this purpose. The fund shall be
referred to as the Franklin Indigent Defender Fund.
C. The Franklin Indigent Defender Fund Board shall manage and oversee funds
remitted to the Franklin Indigent Defender Fund and shall consist of three members residing
in the Franklin City Court district and shall be composed of the following:
(1) One member appointed by the city council of Franklin.
(2) One member appointed by the St. Mary Parish Council.
(3) One member appointed by the legislative delegation from nominees from the
Louis A. Martinet Legal Society.
Added by Acts 1968, No. 16, §7, emerg. eff. July 4, 1968, at 10:05 A.M.; Acts 2016,
No. 638, §1.