§846. Additional fees; attending court sessions; transcripts of appeal in criminal cases; costs of prosecution; forfeited bail bond
A. In addition to other fees fixed by law, the clerks of the several district courts throughout the state of Louisiana, the parish of Orleans excepted, shall be entitled to demand and receive the following fees of office:
(1)(a)(i) For preparing transcripts of appeal in each criminal case, exclusive of the fees of the court reporter for taking oral testimony, the net sum of twenty dollars to be taxed as costs of prosecution.
(ii) This amount shall be paid to the clerk in each case by the parish, and in all cases where the costs of the prosecution are paid by the defendant, the aforesaid fee shall be paid into the parish treasury.
(b) In all criminal cases involving traffic offenses under Title 32 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 when as a part of the sentence imposed the accused is condemned to pay costs of prosecution, the sum of seven dollars and fifty cents shall be assessed, collected, and paid over to the clerk of court by the sheriff as the clerk's fee.
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, in all cases where a criminal bail bond posted by a commercial surety is forfeited and is actually collected by the district attorney, including the parish of Orleans, the sum of thirty dollars total for each judgment for which notices are sent pursuant to Code of Criminal Procedure Article 349.3 shall be paid to the clerk of court by the district attorney from the proceeds of such collection and the balance collected shall be paid by the district attorney according to law; in all cases where a bail bond is forfeited and is actually collected by the sheriff, the sum of seven dollars and fifty cents out of the amount of the forfeited bond shall be paid to the clerk of court by the sheriff as the clerk's fee.
(2) For attending the sessions of the district court when in actual session, the governing body of the parish may pay to the clerk or his deputies a fee not to exceed twenty dollars for each day, but shall pay a fee of not less than eight dollars for each day.
B. The funds derived by the clerk of court in the parish of Calcasieu from that portion of the fees collectable pursuant to this Section above the amount of such fees collectable at the rates provided by R.S. 13:846 prior to the amendment thereof at the 1981 Regular Session of the Legislature shall be expended exclusively for the payment of salaries of deputy clerks of court in that parish.
Amended by Acts 1950, No. 535, §1; Acts 1952, No. 339, §1; Acts 1964, No. 398, §1; Acts 1970, No. 151, §1; Acts 1981, No. 359, §1; Acts 1984, No. 438, §1; Acts 1994, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 52, §2, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Acts 2006, No. 621, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2010, No. 733, §1; Acts 2010, No. 733, §2, eff. Dec. 31, 2014; Acts 2010, No. 914, §2; Acts 2012, No. 474, §5(A).