2007 Regular Session
To: Judiciary, Division B
By: Senator(s) Doxey
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 99-15-115 AND 99-15-121, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REQUIRE OFFENDER WHO IS PLACED ON PRETRIAL INTERVENTION TO REIMBURSE COUNTY ALL COSTS OF HOUSING; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 99-15-115, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
99-15-115. An offender who enters an intervention program shall:
(a) Waive, in writing and contingent upon his successful completion of the program, his or her right to a speedy trial;
(b) Agree, in writing, to the tolling while in the program of all periods of limitation established by statutes or rules of court;
(c) Agree, in writing, to the conditions of the intervention program established by the district attorney which shall not require or include a guilty plea;
(d) In the event there is a victim of the crime, agree, in writing, to make restitution to the victim within a specified period of time and in an amount to be determined by the district attorney and approved by the court; * * *
(e) Agree, in writing, to waive extradition; and
(f) Agree, in writing, to reimburse the county all expenses of housing incurred in any incarceration of the offender relating to the relevant offense.
SECTION 2. Section 99-15-121, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
99-15-121. Prior to the completion of the pretrial intervention program the offender shall make restitution, as determined by the district attorney and approved by the court, to the victim, if any, * * * shall pay any expenses to the administrator of this program which are incurred as a result of his participation in the program and shall reimburse the county all expenses incurred from housing the offender. The amount of such expenses shall be determined by the district attorney and made part of the initial agreement between the district attorney and the offender.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2007.