2003 Regular Session
To: Judiciary A; Appropriations
By: Representative Jennings
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 9-7-45 AND 9-7-46, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REMOVE DESOTO COUNTY FROM THE SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT COURT DISTRICT; TO CREATE SECTION 9-7-59, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT THE TWENTY-THIRD CIRCUIT COURT DISTRICT SHALL BE DESOTO COUNTY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 9-7-45, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
9-7-45. The Seventeenth Circuit Court District shall be comprised of the following counties:
(a) Panola County;
(b) Tallahatchie County;
(c) Tate County; and
(d) Yalobusha County.
SECTION 2. Section 9-7-46, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
9-7-46. * * * There shall be two (2) circuit judges for the Seventeenth Circuit Court District.
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SECTION 3. The following shall be codified as Section 9-7-59, Mississippi Code of 1972:
9-7-59. The Twenty-third Circuit Court District shall be DeSoto County.
SECTION 4. 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 5. 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..