1997 Regular Session
To: Judiciary B
By: Representative Robinson (63rd)
House Bill 1100
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 9-11-9, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO RAISE THE JURISDICTIONAL AMOUNT IN JUSTICE COURT FROM $2,500.00 TO $3,000.00; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 9-11-9, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
9-11-9. Justice court judges shall have jurisdiction of all actions for the recovery of debts or damages or personal property, where the principal of the debt, the amount of the demand, or the value of the property sought to be recovered shall not exceed Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00).
The justice court judges shall have no pecuniary interest in the outcome of any action once suit has been filed.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.