1999 Regular Session
To: Local and Private
By: Senator(s) Hamilton
Senate Bill 3256
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE TOWN OF WEIR, 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 FUND THE CRIMESTOPPERS PROGRAM; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) The governing authorities of the Town of Weir, 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 Town of Weir.
(2) The avails of the additional assessment imposed pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall be expended by the Town of Weir to fund the crimestoppers program for use in crime prevention, drug education, and in procuring information to aid authorities in the capture and conviction of persons committing crimes in Choctaw County.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.