1997 Regular Session
To: Local and Private Legislation
By: Representative Robinson (84th)
House Bill 1881
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LAUDERDALE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY AN ASSESSMENT, IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER ASSESSMENTS AND COURT COSTS, FOR EACH MISDEMEANOR CONVICTION IN THE JUSTICE COURT OF THE COUNTY; TO PROVIDE THAT THE AVAILS OF SUCH ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT SHALL BE USED TO FUND THE CRIME STOPPERS PROGRAM WITHIN THE COUNTY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) The Board of Supervisors of Lauderdale County, Mississippi, in its discretion, is authorized, by resolution duly adopted and entered on its minutes, to levy an assessment, in addition to any other assessments and court costs, not to exceed Fifty Cents (504) per case, for each misdemeanor conviction in the justice court of the county.
(2) The avails of the additional assessment imposed pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall be expended by Lauderdale County to fund the crime stoppers program within the county.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.