MS SB2162 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 24 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-24 - Referred To Judiciary, Division B;Corrections
Pending: Senate Judiciary, Division B Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


An Act To Amend Section 97-3-21, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Establish Sentencing Guidelines For Persons Who Were Under The Age Of 18 When They Committed The Offense Of First-degree Murder, Second-degree Murder Or Capital Murder; To Remove Life Without The Possibility Of Parole As A Sentencing Option For Juveniles Convicted Of These Offenses; To Provide That Juveniles Convicted Of These Offenses May Be Eligible For Parole And To Provide For The Retroactive Application Of Parole Eligibility; To Amend Section 97-3-2, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That Certain Juvenile Offenders May Be Released From The Custody Of The Mississippi Department Of Corrections (mdoc)before Serving 50% Of The Sentence Imposed By The Court; To Amend Section 47-7-3, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That Juvenile Offenders Convicted Of Certain Offenses May Be Eligible For Parole After Serving 25% Of A Definite Sentence Or After Serving Ten Years Of A Life Sentence; To Authorize The Parole Board To Establish A Method Of Determining Tentative Parole Hearing Dates For Parole-eligible Juvenile Offenders Who Were Convicted Before July 1, 2020; To Amend Section 47-7-3.1, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Change The Deadline By Which Mdoc Must Complete Case Plans For Parole-eligible Juvenile Offenders Who Were Convicted Before July 1, 2020; And For Related Purposes.

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Juvenile offenders; provide alternative sentencing and early-release options when convicted of certain crimes.



2020-01-24SenateReferred To Judiciary, Division B;Corrections

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