2000 Regular Session
To: Judiciary B
By: Representative Watson
House Bill 787
(As Passed the House)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 99-17-7, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REVISE THE COMPENSATION OF INTERPRETERS IN CRIMINAL CASES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 99-17-7, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
99-17-7. In criminal cases, the court may appoint an interpreter when necessary, sworn truly to interpret, and allow him a reasonable compensation * * * payable out of the county treasury.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2000.