Justice Court Task Force to meet Wednesday, Sept. 5
The Justice Court Task Force will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m. on the Fourth Floor of the Gartin Justice Building in Jackson.
Members of the media are welcome to attend to learn more about the work of the Justice Court Task Force, which was created to study the Justice Court system. This administrative planning meeting is NOT one of the scheduled public hearings, although several individuals are expected to attend to observe. The Task Force will NOT hear testimony from the public at this meeting. The meeting is the last planning and discussion session to be conducted by the 13-member Task Force before the public hearings begin.
Public hearing dates and locations are:
The Sept. 25 hearing in Jackson will also include a separate time for representatives of public agencies and organizations to speak. Representatives of governmental entities and organizations may address the Task Force in Jackson between 1 and 4 p.m. at the Hinds County Courthouse. Representatives of agencies and organizations may speak for 10 minutes during the afternoon session. Agencies and organizations are also asked to provide written statements to the Task Force.
The 2007 Mississippi Legislature adopted Senate Bill 2567, which created the Task Force to study the Justice Court system. Public comments will be limited to these specific topic areas which were named by the Legislature:
The Task Force, chaired by Supreme Court Justice Michael K. Randolph of Hattiesburg, will present its findings to the Legislature no later than Dec. 1, 2007.