1997 Regular Session
To: Judiciary B; Appropriations
By: Representative Watson
House Bill 1394
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE MUNICIPAL CRIME PREVENTION FUND; TO PROVIDE THAT THE FUND SHALL BE ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. There is hereby created within the State Treasury a special fund to be known as the Municipal Crime Prevention Fund. The Department of Public Safety shall distribute monies out of such fund to each municipality in this state on a per capita basis, using the population figures from the most recent federal census, with no municipality receiving less than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00). Funds received by municipalities pursuant to this section may be expended for, but not limited to, the following purposes:
(a) Law enforcement;
(b) Equipment, technology, supplies, contractual services, including training and related travel, and commodities;
(c) State or federal crime prevention grant matching requirements; and
(d) Any crime prevention programs implemented by more than one (1) jurisdiction, which may include the State of Mississippi and any of its agencies, departments or political subdivisions, through the use of interlocal cooperation agreements.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.