SEC. 37-3-51. Notification of Department of Education of conviction of certificated person of certain felonies of sex offenses.
(1) Upon the conviction of any certificated personnel as defined in Section 37-19-7, employed by a public or private elementary or secondary school, of any felony, or of a sex offense as defined in subsection (2) of this section, the district attorney or other prosecuting attorney shall identify those defendants for the circuit clerk. Each circuit clerk shall provide the State Department of Education with notice of the conviction of any such personnel of a felony or a sex offense.
(2) "Sex offense" shall mean any of the following offenses:
(a) Section 97-3-65, Mississippi Code of 1972, relating to the carnal knowledge of a child under fourteen (14) years of age;
(b) Section 97-3-95, Mississippi Code of 1972, relating to sexual battery;
(c) Section 97-5-21, Mississippi Code of 1972, relating to seduction of a child under age eighteen (18);
(d) Section 97-5-23, Mississippi Code of 1972, relating to the touching of a child for lustful purposes;
(e) Section 97-5-27, Mississippi Code of 1972, relating to the dissemination of sexually oriented material to children;
(f) Section 97-5-33, Mississippi Code of 1972, relating to the exploitation of children;
(g) Section 97-5-41, Mississippi Code of 1972, relating to the carnal knowledge of a stepchild, adopted child, or child of a cohabitating partner;
(h) Section 97-29-59, Mississippi Code of 1972, relating to unnatural intercourse; or
(i) Any other offense committed in another jurisdiction which, if committed in this state, would be deemed to be such a crime without regard to its designation elsewhere.
(3) In addition, the State Department of Education is considered to be the employer of such personnel for purposes of requesting a criminal * * * record background checks.
SOURCES: Laws, 1991, ch. 448, Sec. 1, eff from and after July 1, 1991. Amended by Laws 2000, Ch. 4999, Sec. 24, SB2797, eff. July 1, 2000.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2000