2001 Regular Session
To: Local and Private Legislation
By: Representative Hudson, Moak, Moore (100th), Nettles
House Bill 1686
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LAWRENCE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY AN ASSESSMENT, IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER ASSESSMENTS AND COURT COSTS, FOR EACH MISDEMEANOR CASE PROCESSED THROUGH THE LAWRENCE COUNTY JUSTICE COURT; TO PROVIDE THAT THE AVAILS OF SUCH ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT SHALL BE USED TO FUND THE PINE BELT CRIME STOPPERS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) The Board of Supervisors of Lawrence County, Mississippi, in its discretion, is authorized, by resolution duly adopted and entered on its minutes, to levy an assessment, in addition to any other assessments and court costs, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per case for each misdemeanor case processed through the justice court of such county.
(2) The avails of the additional assessment imposed under subsection (1) of this section shall be distributed by the county to Pine Belt Crime Stoppers for use in procuring information to aid authorities in the capture and conviction of persons committing crimes in Lawrence County.
(3) The provisions of this section shall be repealed from and after July 1, 2002.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.