2006 Regular Session
To: Judiciary, Division B
By: Senator(s) Albritton
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 99-43-43, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REVISE RECEIPT OF NOTICE TO VICTIMS OF PENDING PAROLE OR PARDON OF THE PERPETRATOR; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 99-43-43, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
99-43-43. (1) Upon written request, the victim shall have the right to be notified that he or she may submit a written statement, or audio or video recording, which shall be entered into the prisoner's Department of Corrections records. The statement or recording shall be considered during any review for community status of the prisoner or prior to release of the prisoner.
(2) The victim shall have the right to be notified and allowed to submit a written or recorded statement when parole, pardon or change to custodial status by executive order is considered.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2006.