§266. Enforcement of speed limit on certain highways; disposition of fines
A. For purposes of this Section, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings:
(1) "Interstate highway" means a fully controlled access highway which is part of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways.
(2) "Local law enforcement body" means any law enforcement body seated in a jurisdiction that is not governed by a home rule charter and has the authority to write civil or criminal traffic citations within that area and all the agents or contractors thereof.
B.(1) After deposit to the Bond Security and Redemption Fund as required under the provisions of Article VII, Section 9(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana, all fines or penalties collected by or on behalf of a local law enforcement body for citations issued for exceeding the posted speed limit by less than ten miles per hour on an interstate highway, shall be forwarded to the state treasurer and credited to a special fund which is hereby created in the state treasury and designated as the "Louisiana Highway Safety Fund."
(2) The monies in the Louisiana Highway Safety Fund shall be used solely to fund the costs to purchase and install permanent radar speed displays on interstate highways and only in the amounts appropriated each year to the Department of Transportation and Development by the legislature. Any surplus monies and interest remaining to the credit of the fund on June thirtieth of each year after all such appropriations of the preceding fiscal year have been made shall remain to the credit of the fund, and no part thereof shall revert to the state general fund.
Acts 2009, No. 188, §1; Acts 2010, No. 806, §1, eff. July 1, 2010.