§86. Judicial College; education account; sources of funds
A. In addition to any other filing fee or cost imposed or authorized by law, the clerk
of the supreme court and each city, parish, juvenile, family, district, and appellate court shall
impose and collect from each party liable for court costs the additional sum of fifty cents for
the initial filing in all civil matters.
B. In addition to the costs provided for in Subsection A of this Section, a person
convicted of a felony, a misdemeanor, or violating an ordinance of any local government,
including a traffic felony, traffic misdemeanor, or a local traffic violation, shall be assessed
an additional fifty cents as a special court cost. These costs shall be imposed by all courts,
including mayor's courts and magistrate courts.
C. All funds collected pursuant to this Section shall be deposited into a special
account and transmitted monthly to the Louisiana Supreme Court in the manner and form
specified by the supreme court and shall be used to defray the costs associated with the
general growth and program improvement strategies of the Judicial College. The supreme
court shall conduct an annual audit of the books and accounts relating to the funds collected
pursuant to this Section, and shall file the audit with the legislative auditor where it shall be
available for public inspection.
Acts 2016, No. 131, §1.