1998 Regular Session
To: Fees and Salaries of Public Officers
By: Representatives Green (96th), Green (34th), Cameron, Nettles, Perkins, Hudson
House Bill 623
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 25-7-65, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO INCREASE THE FEES AUTHORIZED FOR PRINTERS AND PUBLISHERS FOR PUBLICATION OF LEGAL NOTICES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 25-7-65, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
25-7-65. Printers and publishers shall be entitled to the following fees:
(a) For publishing in a newspaper any summons, order, citation, advertisement or notice required by law to be published in a newspaper, Twelve Cents (124) for each word it contains for the first insertion, and Ten Cents (104) for each of the words for each subsequent insertion required by law; * * * however, * * * as an alternative, such printers and publishers may charge such fees per line which are acceptable to the party placing the publication not to exceed the Twelve Cents (124) and Ten Cents (104) per word as set out in this subsection.
When four (4) or more numerals appear consecutively in any such legal publication, four (4) numerals shall be considered as one (1) word, and if there remains a fractional portion of such unit of four (4) numerals therein such fraction shall also be counted as one (1) word. In the case of numbers containing less than four (4) numerals which are isolated from other numerals by words in such publication, the same shall be counted as one (1) word. When tables or tabular matter are included, each line of the standard newspaper column shall be considered as containing at least six (6) words.
(b) For making proof of publication, making a copy thereof, and for deposing to the same, Three Dollars ($3.00); but this section shall not apply to the publication of ordinances of municipalities, proceedings of the board of supervisors and school boards or audit reports.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1998.