FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - House Bill 712 requests to add a second judge to the 12th Circuit Court District.
Currently, Judge Bob Helfrich, is the only judge in this district, which covers Forrest and Perry Counties.
HB 712 has been referred to Judiciary A and will have to be reported by Tuesday so it will not die in committee.
The authors are Representatives Toby Barker (R- 102), Larry Byrd (R- Dist. 104), Dennis DeBar (R- Dist. 105), Doug McLeod (R- Dist. 107) and Percy Watson (D- 103).