1998 Regular Session
To: Local and Private Legislation
By: Representative Moore
House Bill 176
(As Passed the House)
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF BRANDON, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY AN ASSESSMENT, IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER ASSESSMENTS AND COURT COSTS, FOR EACH MISDEMEANOR CASE FILED IN ITS MUNICIPAL COURT; TO PROVIDE THAT THE AVAILS OF SUCH ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT SHALL BE USED TO PURCHASE PROTECTIVE BODY ARMOR FOR POLICE OFFICERS OF THE MUNICIPALITY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) The governing authorities of the City of Brandon, Mississippi, in their discretion, are authorized, by resolution duly adopted and entered on the minutes of the governing authorities, to levy an assessment, in addition to any other assessments and court costs, not to exceed One Dollar ($1.00) per case, for each misdemeanor case filed in the municipal court of the City of Brandon.
(2) The avails of the additional assessment imposed pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall be expended by the City of Brandon to purchase protective body armor for police officers of the municipality.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.