2001 Regular Session
To: Local and Private Legislation
By: Representative Rogers, Smith (59th)
House Bill 1675
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF FLOWOOD, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY ADDITIONAL COURT COSTS FOR EACH MISDEMEANOR CASE FILED IN ITS MUNICIPAL COURT; TO PROVIDE THAT THE AVAILS OF SUCH ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT SHALL BE PAID TO METRO JACKSON CRIME STOPPERS, INCORPORATED; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) The governing authorities of the City of Flowood are hereby authorized and empowered, in their discretion, by resolution duly adopted and entered on the minutes of the governing authorities, to levy additional court costs in an amount not to exceed One Dollar ($1.00) per case for each misdemeanor case filed in the municipal court of such municipality.
(2) The avails of any additional court costs imposed pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall be paid monthly by the municipality to Metro Jackson Crime Stoppers, 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.
(3) The provisions of this section shall be repealed from and after July 1, 2002.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.