Section 1.1. Travel Expenses as Authorized by R.S. 13:694

(a) Travel Expenses, Court of Appeal Judges. A court of appeal judge who resides in the parish of the domicile of his/her court shall be reimbursed at the IRS Federal Mileage Rate for round-trips in excess of ten (10) miles from the judge’s bona fide residence to the court. Reimbursement for such round-trip transportation from the state general fund shall be limited to seven hundred fifty ($750) dollars per annum. In order to obtain such reimbursement, the claimant judge must file a written itemized voucher with the Judicial Administrator. Subject to availability of funds, the judge may be reimbursed therefor over and above this annual maximum from self-generated funds of each court of appeal in accordance with its own internal rules. Any other travel undertaken by any court of appeal judge shall be paid by his/her court in accordance with Section 1. This rule shall be retroactive to July 1, 2014.
[amended effective June 18, 2015]


(b) Travel Expenses, District Judges. A district judge shall be reimbursed actual travel expenses incurred in the discharge of his/her official duties, subject to the following conditions.

(i) Reimbursements for actual mileage shall be made at the IRS Federal Mileage Rate. No allowance shall be granted for round trips of less than ten miles from the judge's residence to his/her office.

(ii) Limitations and conditions on travel expense reimbursements are established as follows:


Travel will be paid up to the following amounts:


(a) Seven hundred fifty ($750) dollars per year for each judge of a district comprised of one parish.
(b) One thousand, nine hundred fifty (1,950.00) dollars per year for each judge of a district comprised of two parishes;
(c) Two thousand, five hundred fifty ($2,550.00) dollars per year for each judge who is the only judge in a district comprised of two parishes;
(d) Three thousand, one hundred fifty ($3,150.00) dollars per year for each judge in a district comprised of three parishes.


(iii) Subject to availability of funds, each district judge may be reimbursed for the actual expenses he/she has incurred.

[amended effective March 27, 2012]

Effective June 1, 2000; amended effective June 18, 2015.