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Rs 13:2607 Morehouse Parish; Territorial Jurisdiction

§2607. Morehouse Parish; territorial jurisdiction

A. There are hereby established, effective January 1, 1997, two justice of the peace courts in Morehouse Parish. The justice of the peace and constable districts shall encompass the following wards:

(1) District A shall be composed of Wards 1, 2, 7, and 9.

(2) District B shall be composed of Wards 5, 6, 8, and 10.

B. The courts shall have territorial jurisdiction throughout the respective districts and shall have subject matter jurisdiction as provided by law. The justice of the peace courts which exist in Morehouse Parish on June 30, 1991, shall be abolished at midnight on December 31, 1996.

C. The offices of justices of the peace and constables for the courts established in Subsection A of this Section are hereby created, effective January 1, 1997. The first justices of the peace shall be elected in accordance with the provisions of Article V, Section 22 of the Constitution of Louisiana. They shall take office on January 1, 1997, for a term of six years, all in accordance with R.S. 13:2582. The first constables shall be elected at the congressional election to be held in 1996. They shall take office on January 1, 1997, for a term of six years, all in accordance with R.S. 13:2583.

Acts 1991, No. 975, §1.

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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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