1998 Regular Session
By: Representatives Smith (35th), Cummings, Frierson, Janus, Ketchings, Moore, Rotenberry, Smith (39th), Stribling
House Bill 1225
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 47-5-1003, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO DELETE THE PROHIBITION ON PLACING OFFENDERS IN THE INTENSIVE SUPERVISION PROGRAM WHO HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF A FELONY FOR THE SALE OR MANUFACTURE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 47-5-1003, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
47-5-1003. (1) An intensive supervision program may be used as an alternative to incarceration for offenders who are low risk and nonviolent as selected by the department or court. Any offender convicted of a sex crime * * * shall not be placed in the program.
(2) If a court places an offender in the intensive supervision program, the court shall follow the procedure and time limits established under Section 47-7-47(2).
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1998.