2004 Regular Session
To: Judiciary, Division A
By: Senator(s) Bryan
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 85-3-17, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CLARIFY THAT A CERTAIN PORTION OF ANY PAYMENT FOR PERSONAL INJURIES IS EXEMPT FROM EXECUTION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 85-3-17, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
85-3-17. The proceeds of any claim not exceeding Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) recovered by any person on account of personal injuries sustained shall inure to the party or parties in whose favor such claim is paid, free from all liabilities for the debts of the person injured.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2004.