RULE XXVII. POST-CONVICTION PROCEEDINGS

Rule 926D.1 (applicable to La. C. Cr. P. art. 926D)

Section 1. The Uniform Application for Post-Conviction Relief set forth in Appendix A to the Rules of the Louisiana Supreme Court is approved for use pursuant to Article 926D of the Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure.

Section 2. This rule is effective to all applications filed on or after January 16, 1981.

Section 3. When a district judge signs a death warrant he shall instruct the clerk of court to notify the district attorney, counsel of record and this court by delivering in person copies of the warrant or by certified mail, immediately after the signing. Evidence of mailing shall be filed in the record. This rule is in addition to the provisions of R.S. 15:567, and is effective as to all death warrants signed on or after December 1, 1987.