2003 Regular Session
To: Judiciary A; Appropriations
By: Representative Watson
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 9-7-35, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL JUDGE FOR THE TWELFTH CIRCUIT COURT DISTRICT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 9-7-35, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
9-7-35. (1) The Twelfth Circuit Court District shall be comprised of the following counties:
(a) Forrest County; and
(b) Perry County.
(2) There shall be two (2) judges for the Twelfth Circuit Court District.
SECTION 2. The Attorney General of the State of Mississippi shall submit this act, immediately upon approval by the Governor, or upon approval by the Legislature subsequent to a veto, to the Attorney General of the United States or to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in accordance with the provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended and extended.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after the date it is effectuated under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended and extended.