2021 Regular Session
To: Local and Private
By: Senator(s) Horhn
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF HINDS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY AN ASSESSMENT, IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER ASSESSMENTS AND COURT COSTS, FOR CONVICTIONS OBTAINED IN ITS JUSTICE, COUNTY AND CIRCUIT COURTS, TO BE USED TO FUND REPAIRS TO AND RENOVATIONS OF THE COURTHOUSES AND PRETRIAL DETENTION FACILITIES OF HINDS COUNTY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) The Board of Supervisors of Hinds County, Mississippi, in its discretion, is authorized, by resolution duly adopted, to levy an assessment, in addition to any other assessments and court costs, on convictions obtained in the Justice Court, County Court and Circuit Court of Hinds County, as follows:
(a) An amount not to exceed Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) on each conviction obtained in the Justice Court, County Court and Circuit Court of Hinds County, except for convictions for driving under the influence; and
(b) An amount not to exceed Fifty Dollars ($50.00) on each conviction obtained for driving under the influence of alcohol or any other substance which has impaired the person's ability to operate a motor vehicle, pursuant to Section 63-11-30, Mississippi Code of 1972.
(2) The avails of the additional assessment imposed under subsection (1) of this section shall be expended by the Board of Supervisors of Hinds County to fund repairs to and renovations of the courthouses and pretrial detention facilities of Hinds County.
(3) This section shall be repealed from and after July 1, 2026.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.