1997 Regular Session
To: Fees, Salaries and Administration
By: Senator(s) Gordon
Senate Bill 2293
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 23-15-225, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO INCREASE THE ANNUAL SALARY OF THE COUNTY REGISTRAR; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 23-15-225, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
23-15-225. (1) The registrar shall be entitled to such compensation, payable monthly out of the county treasury, which the board of supervisors of the county shall allow on an annual basis in the following amounts:
(a) For counties with a total population of more than fifty thousand (50,000), an amount equal to Twenty-six Thousand Dollars ($26,000.00) * * *.
(b) For counties with a total population of more than twenty-five thousand (25,000) and not more than fifty thousand (50,000), an amount equal to Twenty-two Thousand Dollars ($22,000.00) * * *.
(c) For counties with a total population of more than twenty-five thousand (25,000) and not more than thirty-five thousand (35,000), an amount equal to Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00) * * *.
(d) For counties with a total population of more than fifteen thousand (15,000) and not more than twenty-five thousand (25,000), an amount equal to Nineteen Thousand Dollars ($19,000.00) * * *.
(e) For counties with a total population of more than six thousand (6,000) and not more than fifteen thousand (15,000), an amount equal to Eighteen Thousand Dollars ($18,000.00) * * *.
(f) For counties with a total population of * * * more than six thousand (6,000), an amount equal to Nine Thousand Dollars ($9,000.00) * * *.
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(g) For counties having two (2) judicial districts, or counties which have established a satellite office as authorized by law, the board of supervisors of the county shall allow, in addition to the sums prescribed herein, * * * an amount equal to Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00).
(2) In the event of a reregistration within such county, or a redistricting which necessitates the hiring of additional deputy registrars, the board of supervisors may by contract compensate the county registrar amounts in addition to the sums prescribed herein, in its discretion.
(3) As compensation for their services in assisting the county election commissioners in performance of their duties in the revision of the registration books and the pollbooks of the several voting precincts of the several counties and in assisting the election commissioners, executive committees or boards of supervisors in connection with any election, the registrar shall receive the same daily per diem and limitation on meeting days as provided for the board of election commissioners as set out in Sections 23-15-153 and 23-15-227 to be paid from the general fund of the county.
(4) In any case where an amount has been allowed by the board of supervisors pursuant to this section, such amount shall not be reduced or terminated during the term for which the registrar was elected.
(5) The circuit clerk shall, in addition to any other compensation provided for by law, be entitled to receive as compensation from the board of supervisors the amount of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) per year. This payment shall be for the performance of his duties in regard to the conduct of elections and the performance of his other duties.
(6) The municipal clerk shall, in addition to any other compensation for performance of duties, be eligible to receive as compensation from the municipality's governing authorities a reasonable amount of additional compensation for reimbursement of costs and for additional duties associated with mail-in registration of voters.
SECTION 2. The Attorney General of the State of Mississippi is directed to submit this act, immediately upon approval by the Governor, or upon approval by the Legislature subsequent to a veto, to the Attorney General of the United States or to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in accordance with the provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended and extended.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after October 1, 1997, or after the date it is effectuated under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, whichever date occurs later.