1997 Regular Session
To: Judiciary B
By: Representative McInnis
House Bill 614
(As Passed the House)
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE DISCLOSURE OF NAMES OF PERSONS ARRESTED WITH MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES BUT NOT CHARGED; TO PROVIDE CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. No law enforcement agency shall disclose the name of any person arrested with any misdemeanor, issued a citation, or being held for any misdemeanor unless such person shall be formally charged and arrested for the offense, except to other law enforcement agencies or to the Mississippi Department of Human Services or child day care providers where such information is used to help determine suitability of persons to serve as child care providers or child service workers. No political subdivision or an employee thereof shall be held liable for the disclosure of any information prohibited by this section.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.