MS HB613 | 2022 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 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 Create "the Combating Violence, Disorder And Looting And Law Enforcement Protection Act Of Mississippi"; To Define Terms Relating To Such Act; To Provide That Anyone Who Acts With An Assembly Of Six Or More People And Creates An Immediate Danger Or Disturbs Any Other Person's Legal Right Of Enjoyment Shall Be Guilty Of A Felony; To Provide A Defense To Prosecution; To Prohibit Any Person In An Assembly From Obstructing Traffic; To Prohibit The Throwing Of An Object At Another Person; To Provide Enhanced Penalties If The Object Hits A Law Enforcement Officer; To Prohibit Defacing Of Property During An Assembly; To Provide Penalties For Such; To Prohibit Harassment During An Assembly; To Prohibit Unemployment Benefits For Any Person Who Participates In A Violent Assembly; To Require The Termination Of Any State Or Local Employee Who Is Convicted For Violating This Act; To Prohibit Filing Of Any Action Against The State Or Local Government If A Person Is Convicted For Violating This Act; To Require Municipalities And Counties To Provide Proof That Such Municipality Or County Has Not Disproportionately Reduced Their Law Enforcement's Budget; To Amend Section 97-17-65, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Clarify The Penalties Of Looting Against Businesses; To Bring Forward Section 97-17-67, Mississippi Code Of 1972, Which Provides For Malicious Mischief, For Purposes Of Amendment; To Amend Section 97-43-3, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Add Violations Of This Act To The Definition Of The Crime Racketeering Provisions; To Amend Section 97-3-15, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Clarify Justifiable Homicide By Adding Defense Of A Business Or Self During A Violent Disorderly Assembly; To Amend Section 11-46-9, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide An Exception For Tort Immunity When A Governmental Entity Fails To Provide Proper Law Enforcement Protection During A Violent And Disorderly Assembly; To Amend Sections 97-35-23 And 97-35-25, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide Penalties For Obstructing Traffic During An Assembly; To Amend Sections 71-5-511 And 71-5-13, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Conform To The Preceding Sections; And For Related Purposes.

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The Combating Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act of Mississippi; create.



2022-02-01HouseDied In Committee
2022-01-13HouseReferred To Judiciary B

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
11469Amended CodeSee Bill Text
71513Amended CodeSee Bill Text
715511Amended CodeSee Bill Text
971765Amended CodeSee Bill Text
971767New CodeSee Bill Text
97315Amended CodeSee Bill Text
973523Amended CodeSee Bill Text
973525Amended CodeSee Bill Text
97433Amended CodeSee Bill Text

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