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      RS 30:2532     

  

§2532. Collection and distribution of fines; litter abatement and education account

            A. All fines collected under the provisions of this Part shall be payable as follows:

            (1) Twenty-five percent shall be paid to the law enforcement agency issuing the citation.

            (2)(a) Fifty percent shall be paid to the law enforcement agency issuing the citation that shall transfer the funds to the retirement system of such law enforcement agency prior to the close of the fiscal year in which the fine was collected. The funds shall be applied to the oldest outstanding positive amortization base of the retirement system without reamortization of such base until all such bases are liquidated.

            (b) Upon liquidation of all positive amortization bases for the applicable retirement system, the amount remitted shall be added to the general funds of the retirement system until a new positive amortization base is created. Upon creation of a new positive amortization base, the fines collection shall be distributed in the manner prescribed in Subparagraph (a) of this Paragraph.

            (3)(a) Fifteen percent shall be paid to the sheriff of the parish, the parish governing authority, or the municipality where the violation occurred if a community service litter abatement program has been established pursuant to R.S. 30:2531.4.

            (b) When the law is enforced by a justice of the peace court, then fifteen percent shall be paid to the parish governing authority for reimbursement of expenses of the justice of the peace court.

            (4) Five percent shall be paid to the office of the district attorney of the judicial district where the violations occurred, or if prosecuted in a justice of the peace court or a city court, then to the parish governing authority for reimbursement of expenses of the constable or to the municipality, as the case may be.

            (5) The remainder shall be paid to the state treasury for credit to the litter abatement and education account.

            B.(1) All other monies received under the provisions of this Part shall be paid into the state treasury on or before the twenty-fifth day of each 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 such funds collected or received under the provisions of this Part paid into the treasury into a special fund which is hereby created in the state treasury and designated as the litter abatement and education account.

            (2) The funds received from donations and local and private appropriations shall be used for expenses above and beyond the normal operating expenses of the section and shall not be considered by the division of administration when making annual budgets for the operating expenses of the section.

            C., D. Repealed by Acts 2011, No. 265, §6, eff. July 1, 2011.

            Acts 1986, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 32, §1; Acts 1987, No. 235, §1; Acts 1988, No. 692, §1; Acts 1989, No. 687, §1; Acts 1989, No. 768, §3; Acts 1992, No. 361, §§1 and 2, eff. July 1, 1992; Acts 1992, No. 362, §1; Acts 1992, No. 655, §1; Acts 1992, No. 984, §8; Acts 1993, No. 579, §3; Acts 1995, No. 1019, §§1, 9; Acts 1998, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 148, §3; Acts 2011, No. 265, §§1, 6, eff. July 1, 2011; Acts 2015, No. 368, §1.



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