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Rs 13:2563.17 Fees; Judicial Expense Fund; Probation Fund; Established

§2563.17. Fees; Judicial Expense Fund; Probation Fund; established

A. In all criminal cases over which the court has jurisdiction, there shall be taxed as

costs against every defendant who is convicted after trial or after a plea of guilty or who

forfeits his bond, a sum determined by the judge of the parish court, which sum shall not

exceed fifteen dollars, which shall be in addition to all other fines, costs or forfeitures

lawfully imposed and which shall be transmitted on a monthly basis to the chief financial

officer of Ascension Parish, hereinafter referred to as "chief financial officer", for deposit

into the Judicial Expense Fund. Any bench warrant fees collected by the court from a

defendant shall also be transmitted to the chief financial officer for deposit into the Judicial

Expense Fund.

B. The chief financial officer shall place all sums collected or received under

Subsection A of this Section in a separate account to be designated as the Judicial Expense

Fund for the Parish Court for the Parish of Ascension. The governing authority of Ascension

Parish shall have control over the fund and all disbursements made therefrom, shall cause

to be conducted annually an audit of the fund and the books and accounts relating thereto,

and shall file the audit with the office of the legislative auditor where it shall be available for

public inspection.

C. The judicial expense fund is established and may be used for any purpose or

purposes connected with, incidental to, or related to the proper administration or function of

the said court or the offices of the judge, and is in addition to any and all other funds,

salaries, expenses, or other monies that are now or hereafter provided, authorized, or

established by law for any of the aforesaid purposes. However, no salary shall be paid from

the judicial expense fund to the judge, except the judge appointed temporarily under the

provisions of R.S. 13:2563.9 and as provided in R.S. 13:2563.5(B)(4) and (C).

D. In all criminal cases over which the court has jurisdiction and is authorized to

collect a probation fee pursuant to Code of Criminal Procedure Article 895.1(C), said sums

shall be transmitted to the clerk of court and placed in a separate account designated as the

Parish Court Probation Fee Fund. The judge of the parish court shall have control over the

fund and all disbursements made therefrom. He shall cause to be conducted annually an

audit of the fund and the books and accounts relating thereto, and shall file the same with the

office of the legislative auditor where it shall be available for public inspection. The fund

created under this Subsection may be used for any purpose or purposes connected with,

incidental to, or related to the proper administration or function of the said court or the

offices of the judge, and is in addition to any and all other funds, salaries, expenses, or other

monies that are now or hereafter provided, authorized or established by law for any of the

aforesaid purposes.

Added by Acts 1976, No. 307, §1, eff. Jan. 3, 1977. Acts 1992, No. 940, §1; Acts

2001, No. 316, §1, eff. June 6, 2001; Acts 2008, No. 523, §1, eff. June 30, 2008; Acts 2016,

No. 612, §1, eff. June 17, 2016.

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Local Government
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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