2003 Regular Session
To: Judiciary; Appropriations
By: Senator(s) Johnson (38th)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 9-7-57, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CREATE A NEW JUDGESHIP IN THE 22ND CIRCUIT COURT DISTRICT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 9-7-57, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
9-7-57. (1) The Twenty-second Circuit Court District shall be comprised of the following counties:
(a) Claiborne County;
(b) Copiah County; and
(c) Jefferson County.
(2) (a) There shall be two (2) judges for the Twenty-second Circuit Court District.
(b) The initial term for the second judgeship created under this subsection (2) shall commence on January 1, 2004, and shall end at the same time as for circuit judges generally. The initial holder of the second judgeship shall be appointed by the Governor as provided by law.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.