§312.4. Fourth circuit; temporary additional judgeship; election; composition
A. There is hereby established an additional judgeship for the Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit, to temporarily increase the number of judges for the court of appeal for the circuit to thirteen judges.
B. The judge provided for in Subsection A shall be elected from the first district of the fourth circuit by the qualified voters of that district in 1992. The election for a term to expire in accordance with the provisions of Subsection D of this Section shall be held on the date of the congressional primary election, October 3, 1992, and, if necessary, a runoff election shall be held on November 3, 1992. The term of office of the judge shall commence on January 1, 1993.
C. Pursuant to Article V, Section 5(A) of the Constitution of Louisiana, the judge provided for in Subsection A shall be immediately assigned to the Louisiana Supreme Court. While assigned to the supreme court, the judge shall participate and share equally in the cases and duties of the justices of the supreme court during the period of the assignment. Further, the judge shall receive the same compensation, benefits, expenses, and emoluments of office as are now or as may hereafter be provided by law for justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court.
D. The judgeship provided for in Subsection A shall expire automatically on the date that a justice of the supreme court takes office after being elected in a special election called for the office of justice of the supreme court which is held in District 7, as provided in R.S. 13:101.1(D) or from the date that a justice takes office after being elected in the regular supreme court election held in the year 2000 from District 7, whichever occurs first.
Acts 1992, No. 512, §1, eff. June 22, 1992; Acts 1997, No. 776, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1999.
NOTE: SEE ACTS 1997, NO. 776, §2.
NOTE: SEE ACTS 1997, NO. 776, §4 RELATIVE TO EFFECTIVE DATE OF ACT.
NOTE: SEE ACTS 1997, NO. 776, §3.