1998 Regular Session
To: Judiciary; Fees, Salaries and Administration
By: Senator(s) Jackson
Senate Bill 2939
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 9-1-45, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REQUIRE CONSTABLES TO FILE CERTAIN ANNUAL REPORTS WITH THE STATE AUDITOR; TO REPEAL SECTIONS 7-3-45 AND 7-3-47, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH REQUIRE CERTAIN ANNUAL REPORTS TO BE FILED BY CONSTABLES WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 9-1-45, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
9-1-45. Each chancery and circuit clerk and constable shall file not later than April 15 of each year, with the State Auditor of Public Accounts, a true and accurate annual report on a form to be designed and supplied to each by the State Auditor of Public Accounts immediately after January 1 of each year. The form shall include the following information: (a) all fees received by constables; (b) revenues subject to the salary cap, including fees; (c) revenues not subject to the salary cap; and (d) expenses of office, including any salary paid to a clerk's spouse or children. Each chancery and circuit clerk and constable shall provide any additional information requested by the Public Employees' Retirement System for the purpose of retirement calculations.
SECTION 2. Sections 7-3-45 and 7-3-47, Mississippi Code of 1972, which require certain annual reports to be filed by constables with the Secretary of State, are hereby repealed.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.