2001 Regular Session
To: Local and Private
By: Senator(s) Harvey
Senate Bill 3205
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE TOWN OF BASSFIELD, 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 SUPPORT THE PINE BELT CRIME STOPPERS 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 Bassfield, 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 One Dollar ($1.00) per case, for each misdemeanor case filed in the Municipal Court of the Town of Bassfield.
(2) The avails of the additional assessment imposed pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall be distributed by the Town of Bassfield to Pine Belt Crime Stoppers for use in procuring information to aid authorities in the capture and conviction of persons committing crimes in the five-county area covered by Pine Belt Crime Stoppers.
(3) The provisions of this section shall be repealed from and after July 1, 2002.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.