1997 Regular Session
To: Game and Fish
By: Representative Livingston
House Bill 1334
AN ACT TO BRING FORWARD SECTION 59-21-25, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH RELATES TO THE FEES FOR CERTIFICATES OF BOAT AND WATER VESSEL NUMBERS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 59-21-25, Mississippi Code of 1972, is brought forward as follows:
59-21-25. (1) Fees for the award of certificates of number for original, transfer, renewal, livery, dealer and duplicate shall be as follows:
(a) Less than 16 feet $ 5.00
(b) 16 feet but less than 26 feet $15.00
(c) 26 feet and over $30.00
(d) Dealer number $25.00
(e) Duplicate $ 5.00
(2) All fees for numbers and renewal of number shall be payable to the Department of Wildlife Conservation to be deposited by the department in the State Treasury in a special fund to be designated as the Fisheries and Wildlife Fund, which shall be disbursed upon the recommendation of the department as may be appropriated by the Legislature. The State Treasurer shall release to the department such sums as are required to defray all administrative costs of the boat registration fee division of the department and to improve the law enforcement capability of the department on the inland and marine waters of the State of Mississippi and as may be budgeted by the department for the purpose of paying the cost of the administration of this chapter for education on water safety, improvement of water safety and motorboating facilities in the state, and advertising and promoting the waterways of the state. Any and all revenue over and above the actual administrative cost of implementing this act shall be used to fund salaries of additional conservation officers in all eighty-two (82) counties.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.