1997 Regular Session
To: Judiciary A
By: Representative Peranich
House Bill 452
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 11-7-189, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ON THE JUDGMENT ROLL OF THE CIRCUIT CLERK; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 11-7-189, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
11-7-189. (1) The clerk of the circuit court shall procure and keep in his office one or more books to be styled "The Judgment Roll," which book or books shall be appropriately divided under the several letters of the alphabet, and on each page shall be placed the following captions:
Social Security Number
or Driver's License Number,
and Name of
Defendant's County and
Attorney Amount of Court in
and Post Office Judgment or Date of Which
Address of Each Decree Rendition Rendered
Social Security Number or
Drivers License Number,
and Name of
Date, Hour Attorney, When and
and Minute of and Post Office How
Enrollment Address of Each Satisfied Remarks The clerk shall, within twenty (20) days after the adjournment of each term of court, enroll all final judgments rendered at said term in the order in which they were entered on the minutes by entering on The Judgment Roll, under the proper letter or letters of the alphabet, the name and social security number or driver's license number of each and every defendant to be provided by the plaintiff to said judgment and the post office address of each defendant if such post office address is known or readily ascertainable, and if such defendant or defendants have an attorney at law in said case the name and post office address of such attorney or firm of attorneys if such post office address is known or readily ascertainable; the amount of such judgment; date of rendition; county and court in which rendered; the date, hour and minute of enrollment; and the name of the plaintiff or plaintiffs and social security number(s) or driver's license number(s) to be provided by the plaintiff and the post office address of each plaintiff if readily ascertainable, and if represented by an attorney at law or a firm of attorneys then the name and post office address of such attorney or firm of attorneys if the post office address is known or readily ascertainable. The name of the attorney or firm of attorneys and post office addresses of said parties may be subsequently inserted by said clerk at any time.
(2) Any attorney of record representing a plaintiff or plaintiffs in the case may, for and on behalf of his client or clients, satisfy in whole or in part a judgment on such Judgment Roll by endorsing thereon the extent of such satisfaction and signing an entry so showing, and when so satisfied the clerk shall attest and subscribe such endorsement under the proper heading therein. When any judgment shall otherwise be satisfied, the clerk shall so enter under proper heading and subscribe the entry.
(3) The Judgment Roll may be kept on computer as provided in Section 9-7-171. In such case the plaintiff or attorney representing such plaintiff shall present to the clerk a sworn affidavit directing the clerk to cancel or otherwise show as satisfied the judgment recorded under such section.
(4) Failure to provide the social security number or driver's license number under this section shall not invalidate any judgment.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997 and shall apply to actions which commence on or after July 1, 1997.