2005 Regular Session
To: Judiciary, Division B
By: Senator(s) Tollison
AN ACT TO CREATE Section 45-29-5, Mississippi Code of 1972, TO SPECIFY CERTAIN RECORDS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AS BEING SUBJECT TO THE OPEN RECORDS ACT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. The following shall be codified as Section 45-29-5, Mississippi Code of 1972:
45-29-5. The following records shall be subject to the provisions of the Mississippi Public Records Law of 1983:
(a) The initial report of the officer or officers investigating a complaint; records of the booking of a person; records of the issuance of a summons or citation; and records of the filing of a bill of information.
(b) The initial report shall set forth:
(i) A narrative description of the alleged offense;
(ii) The name and identification of each person charged with or arrested for the alleged offense;
(iii) The name and date of the alleged offense;
(iv) The location of the alleged offense;
(v) The property involved;
(vi) The vehicles involved; and
(vii) The names of the investigating officers.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2005.