HB NO. 1289Page 2 of 4CODING: Words in struck through type are deletions from existing law; words underscoredare additions.fees generated by his office any compensation due to the deputy, the premiums on
bonds required by him of a deputy in charge of public funds, insurance premiums,
and any expenses necessary for the performance of duties required of the deputy. He
may issue monthly or twice per month, at his discretion, to the deputy, warrants or
checks for the amounts due to him.
B. Each deputy constable authorized by the provisions of this Section shall
have the same qualifications as required by law for a constable of a justice of the
peace court. The deputy constable shall be a resident of St. Landry Parish, but need
not be a resident of the ward from which the constable is elected.
C. The provisions of this Section shall have no effect on nor limit the
authority of a justice of the peace to appoint a special deputy constable pursuant to
the provisions of R.S. 13:3477.
Section 2. R.S. 49:251.1(A), (B), and (G) are hereby amended and reenacted and
R.S. 49:251.1(H) is hereby enacted to read as follows:
§251.1. Justice of the peace training course
A. The attorney general of the state of Louisiana, within six months from the
date justices of the peace and constables take office and once a year thereafter and
within six months from the date a deputy constable is appointed and once a year
thereafter, shall conduct courses of training and education for persons elected to full
terms to the offices of justice of the peace and constable or appointed as a deputy
constable. Such courses of training shall be known as the Justice of the Peace
Training Course, which may be conducted in various sections of the state at places
designated by the attorney general.
B. Newly elected justices of the peace and constables must attend the first
training course available after they take office. Every deputy constable shall attend
the first training course available after appointment as a deputy constable. Every
justice of the peace, and constable, and deputy constable shall attend at least one of
the training courses every other year, and a justice of the peace or constable who fails