1997 Regular Session
By: Representative Stevens
House Bill 1613
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 49-19-69, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REQUIRE THAT ALL VALID TIMBER CUTTING CONTRACTS SHALL HAVE A PROVISION TO BE SIGNED BY THE LANDOWNER OR SELLER STATING THAT HE DOES NOT WANT HIS TIMBER HARVESTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 49-19-69, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
49-19-69. The provisions of Sections 49-19-51 to 49-19-75 shall not apply to nor affect any valid timber cutting contract made and entered into before the approval of these sections. From and after July 1, 1997, any contract or deed for the cutting of timber shall have a provision to be signed by the landowner or seller stating that the landowner or seller has been informed of the existence of Mississippi's Forestry Best Management Practices and indicating whether or not the landowner or seller desires to have Forestry Best Management Practices required by the contract or deed.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.