§2488.8. Criminal matters; costs
A. In all criminal matters, including traffic violation cases, the city judge may assess, in addition to the fine or other penalty imposed, costs of court in an amount not to exceed fifteen dollars.
B. The proceeds derived from these costs shall be deposited in a special account which shall be subject to audit and used for the operational expenses of the court.
C. As an example, but without limitation, the proceeds derived from these costs may be used from time to time for the operational expenses of the court and for the employment by the judge of secretaries, accountants, stenographers, filing clerks, bookkeepers, reporters and other court employees as well as for the purchase of stationery, books, office supplies and such other equipment, all as may be useful or necessary for the proper conduct of the court's judicial business, and all as may be approved by the court.
D. From time to time, and one or more times, the proceeds derived from such costs, in excess of that necessary for the proper conduct of the court's business, may, with the approval of the judge, be paid, into the treasury of the city of Franklin and into the treasury of the parish of St. Mary in the proportion which the population of the city of Franklin within Ward Three of St. Mary Parish and the population of the unincorporated portions of Ward Three of St. Mary Parish bear to the total population of Ward Three of St. Mary Parish as determined and adjusted from time to time by the decennial United States census. The governing authorities of the city of Franklin, the parish of St. Mary, or either of them, may pay such additional proceeds as they may deem proper.
Added by Acts 1968, No. 16, §8, emerg. eff. July 4, 1968, at 10:05 A.M.; Acts 1985, No. 24, §1; Acts 1995, No. 526, §1.