MS HB216 | 2022 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Failed on February 1 2022 - 100% progression
Action: 2022-02-01 - Died In Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


An Act To Amend Section 47-7-3, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That Offenders Who Committed Offenses After June 30, 1995, And Such Offenders Are Sentenced For A Violent Offense May Be Eligible For Parole After Serving 25% Or Ten Years Of Their Sentences, Whichever Is Less; To Amend Section 47-7-3.2, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That Certain Offenders May Be Released By The Department Of Corrections After Serving A Certain Percentage Of A Sentence Imposed By The Court; To Amend Section 47-7-5, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Require An Affirmative Vote Of At Least Three Members Of The Parole Board To Grant Parole To An Inmate Convicted Of A Crime Of Violence After June 30, 1995; To Amend Section 47-7-13, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Require An Affirmative Vote Of At Least Four Members Of The Parole Board To Grant Parole To Certain Inmates Convicted Of Capital Murder Or A Sex Offense; To Delete The Requirement That The Principal Place For Conducting Parole Hearings By The State Parole Board Must Be At The State Penitentiary At Parchman; To Amend Section 47-7-15, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Conform To The Preceding Section; To Amend Section 47-7-17, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Authorize The Parole Board To Order A Psychiatric Or Psychological Examination When The Board Determines Such Examination Is Needed To Make A Parole Decision; And For Related Purposes.

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Parole eligibility; revise for certain offenders and require Parole Board hearing before release of certain inmates.



2022-02-01HouseDied In Committee
2022-01-04HouseReferred To Corrections;Judiciary B

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
47713Amended CodeSee Bill Text
47715Amended CodeSee Bill Text
47717Amended CodeSee Bill Text
4773Amended CodeSee Bill Text
4775Amended CodeSee Bill Text

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