1998 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Frazier, Harden
Senate Bill 2541
AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION OF STATE GENERAL FUNDS TO THE LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL CRIME PREVENTION FUND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENHANCING LOCAL JURISDICTIONS' LAW ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. The following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the State General Fund not otherwise appropriated, to the Local and Municipal Crime Prevention Fund created in Senate Bill No. 2541, 1998 Regular Session, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1998, and ending June 30, 1999 $6,000,000.00.
The Department of Public Safety shall distribute the funds authorized in this section to each county and municipality on a per capita basis, using the population figures from the most recent federal decennial census, with no county or municipality receiving less than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) nor more than Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00). Funds distributed to counties and municipalities by the Department of Public Safety 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. The money under the provisions of Section 1 shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of any money in the special fund to the credit of the Department of Public Safety or the proper special fund, upon warrants issued by the State Fiscal Officer; and the State Fiscal Officer shall issue his warrants upon requisitions signed by the proper person, officer
or officers in the manner provided by law.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1998.