2005 Regular Session
To: Judiciary B
By: Representative Fleming
AN ACT TO ALLOW ELDERLY VICTIMS OF CERTAIN CRIMES TO TESTIFY BY DEPOSITIONS TAKEN AT HOME OR OTHER LOCATIONS AS SET BY THE COURT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Discovery procedures in criminal cases shall be in accordance with court rules.
The court may permit a person sixty (60) years of age or older who is an alleged victim of financial exploitation, abuse or neglect to testify by deposition taken at his or her residence or another location subject to conditions set by the court.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2005.