1997 Regular Session
By: Representative Compretta
House Bill 1339
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT TO ALLOW THE STATE AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS TO FILE INSTRUMENTS WITH AND OBTAIN COPIES FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCERY AND CIRCUIT CLERK WITHOUT PREPAYMENT OF COSTS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Neither the state, nor any county, city, town, or village, nor any state board, nor any state, county, city, town, or village officer, in his official character, may be required to prepay the cost of filing a document or an instrument with, or obtaining a copy of any filed document or instrument obtained from, the office of the chancery or circuit clerk. If the cost for filing a document or an instrument or obtaining a copy of a document or instrument is not paid at the time of filing or obtaining a copy of the document or instrument, then the clerk shall furnish an itemized statement and payment shall be paid in the same manner as other claims are paid by the governing body or official having authority to pay claims against the governing body.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.