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Rs 13:2493 Jurisdiction

§2493. Jurisdiction

A. The jurisdiction of the court shall extend to the trial of violations of the

ordinances of the city of New Orleans, including the enforcement of traffic violations within

the city of New Orleans.

B. The jurisdiction of the courts shall further extend to the trial of violations of state

statutes which are not triable by a jury, which jurisdiction shall be concurrent with that of the

Criminal District Court for the Parish of Orleans.

C. The jurisdiction of the court shall further extend to the trial of offenses involving

traffic and the regulation thereof punishable by state statute including violations of the

Criminal Code of Louisiana involving traffic and the trial of violations relating to street and

highway regulatory laws and such other state laws as relate to the operation of a vehicle. The

jurisdiction over state traffic offenses shall be concurrent with the Criminal District Court

for the Parish of Orleans. In addition, every prosecution in the Municipal and Traffic Court

of New Orleans shall be filed in the court by affidavit or bill of information under the

provision of state law defining the offense. The jurisdiction of the court shall further extend

to appeals by any person aggrieved by an administrative hearing officer's decision concerning

a traffic violation enforced by the city of New Orleans' automated traffic enforcement system.

Any aggrieved person shall file such appeal within thirty days after the date of such decision.

The court shall have de novo review over such appeals. The court shall adopt rules

regulating the manner of taking, hearing, and deciding such appeals.

D. When exercising concurrent jurisdiction and in cases involving violation of an

ordinance adopted pursuant to R.S. 14:143(B), all procedures shall comply with those parts

of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974, the Louisiana Revised Statutes, and the Code of

Criminal Procedure pertaining to the prosecution of criminal cases not requiring trial by jury.

E. The jurisdiction of the Housing and Environmental Court Division shall extend

to the trial of violations of the Building Code, the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance and

Chapters 28, 30, 48, and 541 of the City Code of the city of New Orleans as provided by law,

in addition to the general jurisdiction of the Municipal and Traffic Court of New Orleans.

F. The jurisdiction of the court shall extend to the granting of an injunction,

preliminary injunction, or temporary restraining order pursuant to the provisions of Code of

Civil Procedure Articles 3601 through 3613, when irreparable injury, loss, or damage may

otherwise result to any person over whom the court has jurisdiction pursuant to this Section

or as provided by law; however, the court shall not have the authority to grant injunctive

relief with respect to any matter provided in Code of Civil Procedure Article 3604(B)(1) and

(3) and (C).

G. Repealed by Acts 2016, No. 631, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.

Amended by Acts 1975, No. 386, §1; Acts 1982, No. 128, §1, eff. July 11, 1982; Acts

1997, No. 632, §1; Acts 2001, No. 944, §1; Acts 2014, No. 845, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2017; Acts

2016, No. 631, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.

1In subsection D, as the enumeration appears in the original bill and the enrolled Act.

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Louisiana
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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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