1998 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Rayborn, Lee, Jackson
Senate Bill 2270
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 97-9-61, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE A MISDEMEANOR LEVEL OF PERJURY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 97-9-61, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
97-9-61. Persons convicted of perjury shall be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary as follows: For perjury committed on the trial of any indictment for a capital offense or for any other felony, for a term not less than ten (10) years; for perjury committed on any trial in justice court, a fine not to exceed One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or a term of imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed six (6) months, or both; for perjury committed on any other judicial trial or inquiry, or in any other case, for a term in the penitentiary not exceeding ten (10) years.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1998.