1997 Regular Session
To: Judiciary A; Appropriations
By: Representative Blackmon
House Bill 846
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 9-7-27, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE FOR AN ADDITIONAL JUDGE FOR THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT COURT DISTRICT; TO CREATE TWO SUBDISTRICTS IN THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT COURT DISTRICT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 9-7-27, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
9-7-27. (1) The Eighth Circuit Court District shall be comprised of the following counties:
(a) Leake County;
(b) Neshoba County;
(c) Newton County; and
(d) Scott County.
(2) The Eighth Circuit Court District shall be divided in two (2) subdistricts as follows:
(a) Subdistrict 8-1 shall consist of Leake and Neshoba Counties.
(b) Subdistrict 8-2 shall consist of Newton and Scott Counties.
(3) There shall be two (2) judges for the Eighth Circuit Court District. One (1) judge shall be elected from each subdistrict.
SECTION 2. The Attorney General of the State of Mississippi is directed to submit this act, immediately upon approval by the Governor, or upon approval by the Legislature subsequent to a veto, to the Attorney General of the United States or to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in accordance with the provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended and extended.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after the date it is effectuated under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended and extended.