March 15, 2007
TO THE MISSISSIPPI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:
GOVERNORíS VETO MESSAGE FOR HOUSE BILL 718
I am returning House Bill Number 718:† "AN ACT TO CREATE SECTION 99‑5‑39, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE AN APPEARANCE BOND AS A CONDITION OF ANY PROBATION, COMMUNITY CONTROL, PAYMENT PLAN FOR ANY FINE IMPOSED OR ANY OTHER COURT ORDERED SUPERVISION; TO PROVIDE FOR NOTICE TO THE BAIL AGENT; TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONDITIONS OF FORFEITURE OF THE BOND; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES" without my approval, and assign the following reasons for my veto.
Today, I signed into law Senate Bill 2756, which is substantively identical to House Bill 718.† Therefore, there is no need for House Bill 718.