2005 Regular Session
To: Judiciary A
By: Representative Blackmon, Beckett, Clark, Coleman (29th), Compretta, Gunn, Johnson, Moak, Simpson, Smith (39th), Watson, Zuber
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 73-3-123, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REVISE ENROLLMENT FEES FOR THE MISSISSIPPI BAR; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 73-3-123, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
73-3-123. (1) Each member of the bar shall, unless exempt by virtue of Section 73-3-125, pay enrollment fees each year in an amount as established by the Board of Commissioners, but not to exceed the sum of Four Hundred Dollars ($400.00) * * * for those members admitted to practice law for three (3) years or more; and Two Hundred Sixty Dollars ($260.00) for those members admitted to practice law for one (1) year, but less than three (3) years; and Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for those members admitted to practice law less than one (1) year; and Fifty Dollars ($50.00) for those members on inactive status. All enrollment fees shall be paid for the same period, that is, for the period of one (1) year beginning on the day and month to be determined as provided in Section 73-3-127. The enrollment fees shall be paid to the secretary of the bar.
(2) The Board of Bar Commissioners shall increase enrollment fees within the limitations imposed by subsection (1) of this section by not more than the minimum increment necessary to cover the annual expenses of The Mississippi Bar.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2005.