2023 Regular Session
By: Representatives Read, Karriem
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 25-31-8, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO INCREASE THE OFFICE OPERATING ALLOWANCE FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEYS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 25-31-8, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
25-31-8. From and after
July 1, 2006, in all circuit court districts in this state existing now or
hereafter created, the district attorney shall receive from sums appropriated
for such purpose from the General Fund or any special fund of the State of Mississippi,
an office operating allowance for the necessary expenses of operating the
office of the district attorney, including stenographic help, and other items
and expenditures necessary and incident to the investigation of criminal cases,
the general expenses of the office of the investigation of criminal cases, the
general expenses of the office of the district attorney for preparing and/or
trying felony cases and all other cases requiring the services of the district
attorney, the sum of * * *
Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00)
for each district, and an additional Four Thousand Dollars ($4,000.00) for each
assistant authorized by Section 25-31-5(1). All expenditures made from
such office operating allowances shall be upon written requisition of the duly
elected district attorney to the State Auditor, as otherwise provided by law.
The district attorney may delegate to the board of supervisors of any county in
his district the responsibility and authority to employ and set the salary of
not more than one (1) employee for the office of such district attorney, such
salary to be paid as other expenditures are paid from the funds provided by
this section. Such employee shall be deemed to be appointed and employed by
the board of supervisors and the salary shall not be deemed to be a pecuniary
benefit provided by the district attorney's office. The district attorney
shall be authorized to assign the duties of any employees regardless of the
source of funding for such employees.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2023.