COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO 1 PROPOSED TO
House Bill No. 203
Amend by striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
SECTION 1. Section 99-11-3, Mississippi Code of 1972, is reenacted and amended as follows:
99-11-3. (1) The local jurisdiction of all offenses, unless otherwise provided by law, shall be in the county where committed. But, if on the trial the evidence makes it doubtful in which of several counties, including that in which the indictment or affidavit alleges the offense was committed, such doubt shall not avail to procure the acquittal of the defendant.
(2) The provisions of subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to indictments returned by a state grand jury. The venue of trials for indictments returned by a state grand jury shall be as provided by the State Grand Jury Act. This subsection shall stand repealed from and after July 1, 2009.
SECTION 2. Section 27, Chapter 553, Laws of 1993, as amended by Chapter 382, Laws of 1998, as amended by Chapter 480, Laws of 1999, as amended by Chapter 471, Laws of 2002, is amended as follows:
Section 27. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage, and, with the exception of Section 22, shall stand repealed from and after July 1, 2009.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Further, amend by striking the title in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 99-11-3, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO EXTEND THE REPEALER ON VENUE FOR INDICTMENTS BY THE STATE GRAND JURY; TO AMEND SECTION 27, LAWS OF 1993, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 382, LAWS OF 1998, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 480, LAWS OF 1999, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 471, LAWS OF 2002, TO EXTEND THE REPEALER ON THE STATE GRAND JURY ACT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.