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INVITATION TO COMMENT ON THE
DRAFT GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION FORM
PREPARED BY THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL'S
COMMITTEE TO EVALUATE THE NEED FOR
REQUESTED COURT COSTS AND FEES

 

The Committee to Evaluate the Need for Requested Court Costs and Fees of the Judicial Council has developed draft guidelines and an application form to guide the Judicial Council's process of reviewing and evaluating new court costs and fees or increases in existing court costs and fees pursuant to R.S. 13:61 (Act 202 of the 2003 Regular Legislative Session). 

Under the requirements of Act 202, no law to provide for a new court cost or fee or to increase an existing court cost or fee shall be enacted unless first submitted to the Judicial Council for review and recommendation to the legislature. The draft guidelines and application form are intended to facilitate the Judicial Council's review and evaluation of such requested court costs and fees.

Prior to the Judicial Council's adoption and final approval of the guidelines and application form in December, the Committee is inviting the public to comment on the proposed materials through this web site or through the briefing hearing scheduled for December 10, 2003 at 10 a.m. in Courtroom A of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal ( see enclosed memo ). If you wish to comment, please forward your remarks to Judge Tom Daley, the Chair of the Committee by e-mail, fax, or mail at the following addresses:

Judge Tom Daley
Chair, Committee to Evaluate the Need for Requested Court Costs and Fees
C/O Judicial Council
Judicial Administrator's Office
1555 Poydras St., Suite 1540
New Orleans, LA 70112-3701
FAX: 504-568-5687
E-Mail: mailto:tjg@lajao.org

All comments should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2003. Please be advised that any comments which are forwarded constitute matters of public record and are subject to public inspection.

After the hearing, the Committee will consider the public's comments, revise, if necessary, its draft of guidelines and its application form, and forward its recommendations to the Judicial Council for final approval and adoption by ballot vote.  The final guidelines and application form will be available by e-mail, fax, or mail from the Judicial Council at the following addresses: E-MAIL: mailto:tjg@lajao.org; FAX: Attention Judicial Council. 504-568-5687; MAIL: Attention Judicial Council. Judicial Administrator's Office, 1555 Poydras St., Suite 1540, New Orleans, LA. 70112.  The final guidelines and application form, as well as other information on the process, may also be accessed through the Supreme Court's web site located at www.lasc.org .


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