1997 Regular Session
To: Local and Private
By: Senator(s) Nunnelee
Senate Bill 3241
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF TUPELO AND THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LEE COUNTY TO LEVY AN ADDITIONAL COURT COST FOR EACH MISDEMEANOR OR FELONY THAT IS ALCOHOL AND/OR DRUG RELATED FILED IN THE MUNICIPAL, JUSTICE, CIRCUIT AND COUNTY COURTS; TO PROVIDE THAT THE FUNDS DERIVED FROM SUCH ADDITIONAL COSTS BE PAID TO THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG DEPENDENCE OF NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI, INC.; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) The governing authorities of the City of Tupelo, Mississippi, and the Board of Supervisors of Lee County, Mississippi, are hereby authorized and empowered, in their discretion, by resolution duly adopted and entered on their respective minutes, to levy additional court costs in an amount not to exceed One Dollar ($1.00) per case for each misdemeanor and felony that is alcohol and/or drug related filed in municipal, justice, circuit and county court.
(2) The funds derived from the additional court costs imposed pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall be paid by the City of Tupelo and Lee County to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Northeast Mississippi, Inc., for use as operational funds to provide youth service programs for area adolescents and teens.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.