2000 Regular Session
To: Local and Private Legislation
By: Representative Capps
House Bill 428
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE JUSTICE COURT OF SUNFLOWER COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, AND THE MUNICIPAL COURT OF ANY MUNICIPALITY LOCATED WITHIN SUNFLOWER COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, TO IMPOSE ADDITIONAL COURT COSTS IN MISDEMEANOR CASES, THE AVAILS OF WHICH SHALL BE USED TO FUND SUNFLOWER COUNTY CRIMESTOPPERS, INC.; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) The Board of Supervisors of Sunflower County, Mississippi, and the governing authorities of any municipality located within Sunflower County, Mississippi, are hereby authorized and empowered, in their discretion, by resolution duly adopted and entered on its minutes, to levy additional court costs in an amount not to exceed Three Dollars ($3.00) per case for each misdemeanor filed in the justice court of Sunflower County, or in the municipal court of any municipality located in Sunflower County, Mississippi, as the case may be.
(2) The avails of any additional court costs imposed and collected pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall be paid monthly or at some other interval established by the appropriate governing authority to Sunflower County Crimestoppers, Inc., for use in procuring information which will lead to the capture and conviction of persons committing crimes and in support of good law enforcement.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.