§2562.24. Judicial building fund
A. In all cases over which the First and Second Parish Courts of Jefferson Parish have jurisdiction, a service charge of seven dollars per filing, subject however, to the provisions of the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure, Article 5181 et seq., is hereby imposed and shall be paid to the clerk of court when the filing is made.
B. In each proceeding where a fine is imposed or court costs are ordered to be paid, a service charge of seven dollars shall be collected by the sheriff's office, which shall be in addition to all other fines, costs, or forfeitures lawfully imposed.
C. The monies generated pursuant to this Section shall be forwarded by the clerk of court and the sheriff to the department of finance for Jefferson Parish and placed in an account dedicated to the acquisition, construction, equipping, and maintenance of new courts or other judicial facilities and for the maintenance and payment of any bond indebtedness on any such existing facilities.
D. In addition to the service charges mandated in Subsection B, the council, with the concurrence of the judges, en banc, may by ordinance impose or authorize the judges to impose a security service fee not to exceed five dollars per filing for purchase, maintenance, and operation of court security devices. Any excess proceeds of the security service fees in any year may be expended in accordance with the provisions of Subsection C.
E. The Jefferson Parish Council, as governing authority of the parish of Jefferson, shall have control over the fund and all disbursements made therefrom. The council, with the concurrence of the judges, en banc, may by ordinance reduce the amount of the service charges imposed pursuant to this Section, if the balance of sums on deposit in the fund exceed the requirements of new courts or other judicial facilities and for the maintenance and payment of any bond indebtedness on any such existing facility.
Acts 1990, No. 394, §1, eff. July 18, 1990; Acts 2003, No. 877, §1, eff. July 1, 2003.