§966.29. Judicial expense fund for the Twenty-Second Judicial District; established
A. In addition to all other fees or costs now or hereafter provided by law, the clerks of court of the parishes of St. Tammany and Washington shall collect from every person filing any type of civil suit or proceeding, who is not otherwise exempted by law from the payment of court costs, a sum to be determined by the judges of said district, sitting en banc, which sum shall not exceed fifteen dollars per civil filing, subject, however, to the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure Article 5181, et seq. In all criminal cases over which the Twenty-Second Judicial District Court has jurisdiction, there shall be taxed as costs against every defendant who is convicted after trial or after plea of guilty or who forfeits his bond, a sum likewise determined but which shall not exceed five dollars, and which shall be in addition to all other fines, costs, or forfeitures lawfully imposed, and which shall be collected by the sheriffs of the parishes of St. Tammany and Washington for further disposition in accordance with this Section.
B. The clerks of court and the sheriffs of the parishes of St. Tammany and Washington shall place all sums collected or received under this Section in a separate account to be designated as the Judicial Expense Fund for the Twenty-Second Judicial District Court in depositaries to be designated by the judges of the court, sitting en banc. The judges, en banc, shall have control over the fund and all disbursements made therefrom. They 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.
Added by Acts 1982, No. 617, §1.