Mississippi Legislature

2000 Regular Session

House Bill 437

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Bill Text

History of Actions

Background

Title

Description: Department of Corrections; revise 85% mandatory sentencing by excluding nonviolent offenders.

Bill Text: [Introduced]

History of Actions:

101/20/00(H)Referred To Penitentiary
203/07/00(H)Died In Committee

Background Information:

Effective dateJuly 1, 2000
DispositionDead
DeadlineGeneral Bill/Constitutional Amendment
RevenueNo
3/5ths vote requiredNo

House Committee:

Principal Author: Perkins

Code Sections: A 047-0005-0138, A 047-0007-0003, BF 047-0007-0017, BF 047-0007-0037

Title: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 47-5-138 AND 47-7-3, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT OFFENDERS CONVICTED OF NONVIOLENT CRIMES SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO THE MANDATORY EIGHTY-FIVE PERCENT SENTENCING PROVISION; TO DEFINE NONVIOLENT CRIMES; TO BRING FORWARD FOR PURPOSES OF AMENDMENT SECTIONS 47-7-17 AND 47-7-37, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH PROVIDE FOR ELIGIBILITY FOR PAROLE AND FOR PERIODS OF PROBATION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.


Information pertaining to this measure was last updated on 03/07/00 at 17:23.



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