RS 32:1731     

NOTE: §1731 eff. until July 1, 2022. See Acts 2021, No. 114.

§1731. Louisiana Towing and Storage Fund

            All fees and fines collected under the provisions of this Chapter shall be paid into the state treasury on or before the twenty-fifth day of the month following their collection and, in accordance with Article VII, Section 9 of the Constitution of Louisiana, shall be credited to the Bond Security and Redemption Fund. Out of the funds remaining in the Bond Security and Redemption Fund, after a sufficient amount is allocated therefrom to pay all obligations secured by the full faith and credit of the state which become due and payable within each fiscal year, the treasurer shall pay an amount equal to the total amount of funds paid into the treasury into a special fund, which is hereby created in the state treasury and designated as the "Louisiana Towing and Storage Fund". All funds collected or received pursuant to this Chapter and deposited in the Louisiana Towing and Storage Fund shall be administered by the deputy secretary of public safety services. The fund shall be used solely to fund personnel positions and the activities and enforcement of this Chapter by the office of state police and only in the amount appropriated by the legislature with all remaining funds to be deposited in the state general fund.

NOTE: §1731 as amended by Acts 2021, No. 114, eff. July 1, 2022.

§1731. Louisiana Towing and Storage Dedicated Fund Account

            All fees and fines collected pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter shall be paid into the state treasury on or before the twenty-fifth day of the month following their collection and, in accordance with Article VII, Section 9 of the Constitution of Louisiana, shall be credited to the Bond Security and Redemption Fund. Out of the funds remaining in the Bond Security and Redemption Fund, after a sufficient amount is allocated therefrom to pay all obligations secured by the full faith and credit of the state which become due and payable within each fiscal year, the treasurer shall pay an amount equal to the total amount of funds paid into the treasury into a special statutorily dedicated fund account, which is hereby created in the state treasury and designated as the "Louisiana Towing and Storage Dedicated Fund Account", hereafter referred to as the "account". All funds collected or received pursuant to this Chapter and deposited in the account shall be administered by the deputy secretary of public safety services. The account shall be used solely to fund personnel positions and the activities and enforcement of this Chapter by the office of state police and only in the amount appropriated by the legislature with all remaining funds to be deposited in the state general fund. Monies deposited into the account shall be categorized as fees and self-generated revenue for the sole purpose of reporting related to the executive budget, supporting documents, and general appropriation bills and shall be available for annual appropriation by the legislature.

            Acts 1989, No. 522, §1; Acts 2001, No. 856, §1; Acts 2021, No. 114, §7, eff. July 1, 2022.