2021 Regular Session
To: Judiciary, Division B
By: Senator(s) Sparks, England, Suber, McLendon, Boyd, McCaughn
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 99-15-107, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT PERSONS CHARGED WITH CRIMES OF FRAUD OR EMBEZZLEMENT EXCEEDING A CERTAIN AMOUNT ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR PRETRIAL INTERVENTION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 99-15-107, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
99-15-107. A person shall
not be * * *
eligible for the intervention program provided by Sections 99-15-101
through 99-15-127 if * * * he or she the person has been charged with:
(a) Any crime
of violence * * *
listed in Section 97-3-2 * * * ;
(b) * * *
Any offense pertaining to
trafficking in a controlled substance, as provided in Section 41-29-139(f);
(c) Any crime of fraud or embezzlement committed in a public office pursuant to Section 97-7-11 or 97-11-31, amounting to or exceeding Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00).
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2021.