1997 Regular Session
By: Representative Robinson (84th)
House Bill 105
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 29-3-41, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT HUNTING AND FISHING SHALL BE ALLOWED ON CERTAIN SIXTEENTH SECTION LANDS; TO PROVIDE THAT HOLDERS OF RESIDENT AND NONRESIDENT HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES SHALL BE ENTITLED TO HUNT AND FISH ON CERTAIN SIXTEENTH SECTION LANDS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI: SECTION 1. Section 29-3-41, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
29-3-41. After any parcels of sixteenth section lands have been classified as hereinabove provided, all land which has been classified as forest land and which is not now under lease shall hereafter not be leased. The lands classified as forest lands which may be under a lease that has a fixed date of expiration shall not be re-leased when said lease expires; nor shall the lessee be permitted to cut or remove any timber therefrom except according to the terms of his lease. Such lands shall be reserved and kept as forest lands. Provided further, that the mineral rights in all such lands may be leased for oil, gas, or mineral purposes. The board of education shall allow holders of resident and hunting and fishing licenses to hunt and fish on those sixteenth section lands that are classified as forest lands that are not under a lease and are under the control of the board of education. Persons hunting or fishing on sixteenth section lands classified as forest lands without the requisite hunting or fishing license shall be guilty of a Class I violation as prescribed in Section 49-7-141. * * *
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SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.