ACT 116 OF 2021 UNIFORM COURT BUDGET DOCUMENTS

Act 116 of 2021, the judiciary appropriations bill, provided that the Supreme Court Judicial Administrator shall develop, distribute and publish a uniform budget document containing revenue and expense information provided by each district, city, traffic, and municipal court.

Links to the court reports are below. Please see the complete PDF report here for further information on the data-gathering process.

Although the parish courts and courts of appeal were not included in the Act 116 mandate, the Justices of the Supreme Court determined that the information from these courts would be valuable in court funding discussions both now and in the future, and included those courts in the information-gathering process. Reports from those courts are also included.

REPORT NOTES

  1. Each court submitted data from FY 2020-2021 (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021).
  2. Each individual court submitted and certified the data in its report. The Supreme Court has not verified each court's data.
  3. The court funding information provided by the district, family, juvenile, city, and municipal and traffic courts does not include direct support from state appropriations distributed by the Supreme Court. Such direct support includes salaries for the district and city judges and certain office and employee expenses for the district courts as provided by statute. Revenue and expense information from the district and city courts combined with direct support to those courts from state appropriations may be found here
  4. The data may not be typical, as FY 2020-2021 was a year when COVID-19 and weather events affected court operations.