1997 Regular Session
To: Judiciary B
By: Representatives Perry, Blackmon
House Bill 1167
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 99-35-115, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REVISE THE PRESUMPTION AGAINST RELEASE ON BAIL AFTER CONVICTION OF A FELONY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 99-35-115, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
99-35-115. * * * A person convicted of a felony shall not be entitled to be released from imprisonment pending an appeal to the Supreme Court, unless it be so ordered by the court in which conviction is had, or by the Supreme Court, or by the judge who presided at the conviction, or the judge of the district in which conviction was had, or a judge of the Supreme Court in vacation of said court; and the making of such order shall be a matter of discretion with either the court or judge to be exercised with the greatest caution, and only when the peculiar circumstances of the case render it proper.
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SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.