2003 Regular Session
To: County Affairs; Fees, Salaries and Administration
By: Senator(s) Furniss
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 19-25-31, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO INCREASE THE DAILY COMPENSATION AUTHORIZED FOR RIDING BAILIFFS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 19-25-31, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
19-25-31. Each judge of a circuit, chancery or county court, or a court of eminent domain may, in the judge's discretion, by order entered on the minutes of the court, allow the sheriff riding bailiffs to serve in the respective court of such judge, not to exceed four (4) bailiffs. Any such person so employed shall be paid by the county on allowances of the court on issuance of a warrant therefor in an amount of Seventy Dollars ($70.00) for each day, or part thereof, for which he serves as bailiff when the court is in session. No full-time deputy sheriff shall be paid as a riding bailiff of any court. County court judges shall be limited to one (1) bailiff per each court day.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2003.