1998 Regular Session
To: Local and Private Legislation
By: Representatives Rogers, Weathersby
House Bill 1696
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF RICHLAND, 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 LAW ENFORCEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR 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 Richland, 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 Two Dollars ($2.00) per case, for each misdemeanor case filed in the municipal court of the City of Richland.
(2) The avails of the additional assessment imposed pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall be expended by the City of Richland to purchase law enforcement equipment for the municipality.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.