Bill Text: MS HB128 | 2014 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Habitual offender law; revise.

Status: (Failed) 2014-02-04 - Died In Committee [HB128 Detail]

Download: Mississippi-2014-HB128-Introduced.html

MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE

2014 Regular Session

To: Judiciary B

By: Representative Taylor

House Bill 128

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 99-19-83, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REVISE CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE HABITUAL OFFENDER LAW; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

     BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:

     SECTION 1.  Section 99-19-83, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:

     99-19-83.  Every person convicted in this state of a felony who shall have been convicted twice previously of any felony or federal crime upon charges separately brought and arising out of separate incidents at different times and who shall have been sentenced to and served separate terms of one (1) year or more in any state and/or federal penal institution, whether in this state or elsewhere, whether such terms were served concurrently or consecutively, and where any one (1) of such felonies shall have been a crime of violence, a burglary of an occupied dwelling or a crime pursuant to a conviction for which the offender is required by law to register as a sex offender under Section 45-33-21, et seq., shall be sentenced to life imprisonment, and such sentence shall not be reduced or suspended nor shall such person be eligible for parole or probation or any other form of early release from actual physical custody within the Department of Corrections until such person has served a minimum of forty (40) years and reached the age of seventy (70) years.  A thorough psychiatric evaluation shall be required prior to recommendation for release.  The Department of Corrections shall provide a risk assessment prior to release.

     SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2014.


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