§1231.  Funds in registry of court; deposit

A.  All funds deposited in the registry of any court or coming into the hands of the clerk of court in any judicial proceedings and not belonging to such officer, shall be deposited in the bank previously selected by the clerk of court as his fiscal agent subject to any rule or order of the court, except in the parish of Orleans, where such funds shall be subject to such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the judges of the civil district court.  The interest earned on all such deposits shall accrue to the party or parties finally decreed to be entitled to the ownership thereof.

B.  All funds which are deposited in the registry of any court shall be deposited in interest-bearing accounts in any bank or savings and loan association previously selected by the clerk of court as his fiscal agent; however, in no case shall funds deposited in the registry of any court pursuant to an expropriation by declaration of taking or pursuant to any acquisition of property prior to judgment as provided by law be required to be deposited in an interest-bearing account as provided herein until thirty days after receipt by the court.  Except as provided in R.S. 13:475(B) the interest earned on all such deposits shall accrue to the party or parties finally decreed to be entitled to the funds deposited.

Acts 1988, No. 678, §1; Acts 1991, No. 115, §2.