2021 Regular Session
To: Judiciary B
By: Representative Roberson
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 19-23-13, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE A COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY TO REPRESENT DEFENDANTS OUTSIDE OF THE COUNTY OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 19-23-13, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
19-23-13. The county
prosecuting attorney shall not represent or defend any person in any criminal
prosecution in the name of the state, county or municipality of the county, nor
shall he or she give any advice against the state, his or her
county or in a criminal case against a municipality of his or her
county, and shall not represent any person in any case against the state, his or
her county, or in a criminal case arising in a municipal court of his or
her county. Nothing herein shall prohibit any county prosecuting attorney
from defending any person in any criminal prosecution * * *
outside the county for which he or
she represents as county prosecuting attorney.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2021.