§966. Nineteenth judicial district; payments in suits under pauper act
A. Out of its general fund the governing authority for East Baton Rouge Parish shall pay the court reporters of the nineteenth judicial district for the taking and transcribing of the testimony in suits filed under the provisions of R.S. 13:4525 through 13:4529 at the rate of seventy-five cents per legal page of thirty-one lines. The original and one copy shall be furnished in cases appealable to the court of appeals; in cases appealable to the supreme court the original and three copies shall be furnished. The payment shall be made monthly to the court reporters upon presentation of an itemized statement of the costs approved by any of the judges of the district. The payments to be made by the governing authority under the foregoing provisions shall not exceed the gross sum of fifteen hundred dollars for any one year to each of the court reporters.
B. The governing authority of the parish of East Baton Rouge shall be legally subrogated as to all sums paid to the rights of the court reporters of the nineteenth judicial district court for the transcription of testimony in pauper cases. The court reporter shall refund to the governing authority any and all amounts that they may thereafter collect as costs in pauper cases.
C. All judgments rendered in cases, in which the party availing himself of the provisions of R.S. 13:4525 through 13:4529 shall be cast for costs, together with a statement of such costs shall be recorded by the clerk of court in the mortgage records of the parish of East Baton Rouge. Such judgments when recorded shall operate as a judicial mortgage in favor of the governing authority of East Baton Rouge parish for the amount of costs paid to the court reporters. The governing authority of East Baton Rouge parish, at its expense, may have this judgment and statement of costs (or a certified copy thereof) recorded in the mortgage records of any other parish or parishes, and when recorded the judgment shall operate as a judicial mortgage in favor of the governing authority of East Baton Rouge parish for the amount of costs paid.