RS 14:139.2     

§139.2.  Transfer of capital assets of clerk of court's office prohibited

A.  It shall be unlawful for any clerk of court, during a period beginning on the second Saturday in April of a year in which a regular gubernatorial election is scheduled and ending on the first day of July of the following year, to transfer title and ownership of any capital assets of his office which have an aggregate value greater than ten percent of the total value of the capital assets of his office.  

B.  For purposes of this Section, the capital assets of the office of a clerk of court shall include all general fixed assets over which the clerk has custody and control, regardless of whether such assets are carried as assets by the clerk or by the parish governing authority.  

C.  The value of the capital assets shall be the value of such assets as reflected in the current inventory filed under the provisions of R.S. 24:513 prior to the beginning day of the period specified in Subsection A or, if no such inventory is filed, the value of the assets as carried on the records of the clerk or the parish governing authority on the day prior to the beginning day of the period specified in Subsection A.  

D.  The provisions of this Section shall not apply to a transfer necessitated by flood, invasion by common enemy, or other public emergency.  

E.  Whoever violates the provisions of Subsection A of this Section shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years or shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or both.  

Acts 1985, No. 381, §1.