1997 Regular Session
To: Judiciary B
By: Representative Malone
House Bill 718
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 97-11-33, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REVISE THE LIST OF PERSONS GUILTY OF EXTORTION UPON UNAUTHORIZED RECEIPT UNDER COLOR OF OFFICE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 97-11-33, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
97-11-33. If any judge, justice court judge, sheriff, deputy sheriff, sheriff's employee, constable, assessor, collector, clerk, county medical examiner, county medical examiner investigator, employee of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, employee of any contractor providing incarceration services or any other officer, shall knowingly demand, take or collect, under color of his office, any money, fee or reward whatever, not authorized by law, or shall demand and receive, knowingly, any fee for service not actually performed, such officer, so offending, shall be guilty of extortion, and, on conviction, shall be punished by fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) or imprisonment for not more than five (5) years, or both, and shall be removed from office.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.