§996.3. Judicial expense fund for the Family Court for the parish of East Baton Rouge; established; disbursements
A. In addition to all other fees or costs now or hereafter provided by law, the clerk of court of the Nineteenth Judicial District shall collect from every person filing any action, suit, or motion and rule to show cause on the docket of the Family Court of East Baton Rouge Parish and who is not otherwise exempted by law from the payment of court costs, a sum to be determined by the judges of said court, sitting en banc, which sum shall not exceed twenty-five dollars, subject, however, to the provisions of Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure, Article 5181 et seq.; and in all criminal nonsupport cases over which the Family Court of East Baton Rouge Parish has jurisdiction, including contempt proceedings provided for by Children's Code Article 1353, 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 ten dollars, which shall be in addition to all other fines, costs, or forfeitures lawfully imposed, and which shall be transmitted to the clerk for further disposition in accordance herewith.
B. The clerk of court shall place all sums collected or received under this Section in a separate account to be designated as the Judicial Expense Fund for the Family Court for the parish of East Baton Rouge. The judges, en banc, of the Family Court for the parish of East Baton Rouge 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 1980, No. 505, §1; Acts 1995, No. 809, §1.