1997 Regular Session
To: Wildlife and Fisheries
By: Senator(s) Browning
Senate Bill 2672
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 49-7-95, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REDUCE THE PERIOD OF SUSPENSION OF HUNTING PRIVILEGES FOR HEADLIGHTING DEER; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 49-7-95, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
49-7-95. Any person who hunts or takes or kills any deer by headlighting or by any lighting device is, upon conviction thereof, * * * guilty of a Class 1 violation and shall be punished as provided in Section 49-7-141. * * * Violators of this section, upon conviction, shall forfeit all hunting, trapping and fishing privileges for a period of one (1) year from the date of conviction and shall attend any courses prescribed by the commission. This section shall not apply to any deer killed in an accident with any motor vehicle.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.