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Rs 13:996.67 Judicial Building Fund

§996.67. Judicial building fund

A. Subject to the approval of the Judicial Council of the Louisiana Supreme Court,

the Civil District Court for the parish of Orleans and the clerk of court of the Civil District

Court for the parish of Orleans are hereby authorized to impose the following additional

costs of court and service charges provided for in Subsection B of this Section in all cases

over which the court has jurisdiction, until the bonded indebtedness or lease obligation

provided for in Subsection C of this Section is paid. The costs and charges provided in

Subsection B of this Section shall not apply to cases involving juvenile and family matters.

The costs and charges may be any amount up to and including the maximum amount set forth

and shall be imposed on order of the judges en banc. Such costs and charges shall be paid to

the clerk of court when the filing is made.

B.(1) Unless and until the condition in the following paragraph for an increase in the

charges is satisfied, the amounts of the costs and charges which may be imposed shall be as

provided in this Paragraph.

Service Provided Amount of Cost Authorized

(a) Recordings Up to thirty dollars per recordation

(b) Civil Filings Up to twenty-five dollars per civil filing

(c) Jury Trials Up to one hundred dollars per jury requested

(d) Class Actions Up to one thousand twenty-five dollars per class

certified

(2) After public bids are let for the construction project or, alternatively, if the

commission leases a privately constructed facility for use as a courthouse, then after

execution of that lease agreement the amounts of costs and charges which may be imposed

shall be as provided in this Paragraph.

Service Provided Amount of Cost Authorized

(a) Recordings Up to thirty dollars per recordation

(b) Civil Filings Up to two hundred dollars per civil filing

(c) Jury Trials Up to two hundred dollars per jury requested

(d) Class Actions Up to two thousand fifty dollars per class certified

(e) All matters filed Up to ten dollars per item filed into civil

suit record

(3) The matters filed into a civil record upon which the costs provided for in

Subparagraph (2)(e) of this Subsection shall be imposed shall include but not be limited to

petitions, motions, orders, judgments, citations, rules, evidence, correspondence, affidavits,

dismissals, depositions, writs, appeals, answers, subpoenas, and jury matters.

C.(1) Solely for the purposes of this Section, there is hereby created the Civil District

Court for the parish of Orleans Judicial District Court Building Commission for purposes of

the construction and funding of the courthouse, which shall be deemed to be a public

commission. The judges, en banc, of the Civil District Court for the parish of Orleans shall

serve as the board of commissioners thereof. The commission shall be a public corporation

with power to contract, administer the proceeds of the costs and charges authorized in this

Section, lease, sublease, and otherwise provide for the construction, equipping, maintenance,

and operation of a new courthouse for the Civil District Court for the parish of Orleans and

to pledge and dedicate the receipts of the courthouse construction fund created hereby for the

payment of any lease or sublease obligation, loan agreement, or other financing agreement

relative thereto.

(2) The commission shall elect a chairman and vice chairman. The judicial

administrator for the Civil District Court for the parish of Orleans shall serve as

secretary-treasurer for the commission.

(3) If the new courthouse is located on property owned by the city of New Orleans

and notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, issues regarding ownership and liability

for maintenance and operation expenses of the new courthouse shall be provided for between

the commission and Orleans Parish in a lease or sublease of the courthouse to the

commission or by a cooperative endeavor agreement prior to the awarding of the contract for

construction of the new courthouse.

(4) The monies generated pursuant to this Section shall be forwarded by the clerk of

court and sheriff to the fiscal agent bank chosen by the commission to be held in the

courthouse construction fund. Any funds currently on deposit to the separate account of the

judicial expense fund from the costs and charges authorized by this Section shall be

transferred at the discretion of the commission to the courthouse construction fund held by

the commission's fiscal agent. These monies deposited to the courthouse construction fund

shall be dedicated to the design, planning, feasibility, acquisition, construction, equipping,

operating, and maintaining a new facility to house the Civil District Court for the parish of

Orleans, the offices of the clerk of court for Civil District Court for the parish of Orleans, the

First City Court, the clerk of the First City Court, the constable of the First City Court, the

office of the civil sheriff, the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court, the mortgage office, the

conveyance office, the notarial archives, and such other courts and parochial offices as may

be necessary. No monies generated pursuant to this Section shall be used for payment of any

bonded indebtedness involving site acquisition or construction of a new facility unless

approved by the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget and the State Bond Commission.

(5) For the purposes of this Section, "equipping" shall include but not be limited to

expenditures for the purchase and maintenance of computer software and hardware for the

agencies housed in the judicial facility.

(6) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the commission may

pledge and dedicate the receipts of the courthouse construction fund for the payment of rent

under a lease agreement or for the payment of any obligation, loan agreement, or other

financing agreement in connection with the issuance of bonds or other evidence of

indebtedness for the commission by the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority or the

Louisiana Local Government Environmental Facilities and Community Development

Authority.

D. If by August 15, 2021, neither public bids have been let for construction nor a

lease agreement executed for a privately constructed facility for use as a courthouse, then the

authority provided in this Section to levy the additional costs and charges shall terminate and

be null and void. Thereafter, no costs or charges authorized in this Section shall be imposed

or collected. If the authority to levy such costs and charges terminates as set forth herein, all

funds collected and deposited in the separate account as provided in this Section shall be

used solely for capital improvements to the facility then housing the Civil District Court for

the parish of Orleans.

Acts 2010, No. 900, §1, eff. July 2, 2010; Acts 2014, No. 642, §1; Acts 2015, No.

461, §2, eff. July 1, 2015; Acts 2016, No. 138, §1.

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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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