1998 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Rayborn, Lee, Jackson
Senate Bill 2272
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 97-17-67, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REVISE THE PENALTY FOR MALICIOUS MISCHIEF; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 97-17-67, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
97-17-67. Every person who shall maliciously or mischievously destroy, disfigure or injure, or cause to be destroyed, disfigured or injured, any property of another, either real or personal, shall be guilty of malicious mischief and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or be imprisoned not exceeding twelve (12) months in the county jail. In addition to such fine or imprisonment, the court shall order that restitution be made to the owner of the property destroyed, disfigured or injured. The measure of restitution in money shall be the current repair or replacement value of the subject property. Anyone who by any word, deed or act directly or indirectly urges, aids, abets, suggests or otherwise instills in the mind of another the will to so act shall be considered a principal in the commission of said crime and shall be punished in the same manner.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1998.