Bill Text: MS HB1722 | 2019 | Regular Session | Enrolled


Bill Title: Suffrage; restore to Jimmie Joseph Webb, Jr., of Harrison County.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-04-18 - Approved by Governor [HB1722 Detail]

Download: Mississippi-2019-HB1722-Enrolled.html

MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE

2019 Regular Session

To: Judiciary B

By: Representative Patterson

House Bill 1722

(As Sent to Governor)

AN ACT TO RESTORE THE RIGHT OF SUFFRAGE TO JIMMIE JOSEPH WEBB, JR., OF HARRISON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

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

     SECTION 1.  The right of suffrage is hereby fully and completely restored to Jimmie Joseph Webb, Jr., of Harrison County, Mississippi, who was disqualified as an elector as a result of his conviction for the crime of burglary nonresidential in Harrison County, Mississippi, and sentenced on October 21, 1986, to serve ten (10) years in the custody of the Department of Corrections, and his conviction for the crime of receiving stolen property to serve four (4) years.  The charges ran consecutively.  On September 1, 1987, Jimmie Joseph Webb, Jr., was released. 

     On April 7, 1993, Jimmie Joseph Webb, Jr., was sentenced for the crime of attempted burglary of a dwelling, to serve seven (7) years in the custody of the Department of Corrections.  His sentencing was vacated on January 26, 1998, and he received credit for time already served.

     He was discharged on January 28, 1998.  The Legislature is informed that he has since conducted himself as a law-abiding and honorable citizen in a good and lawful manner.

     SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

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