1998 Regular Session
To: Game and Fish
By: Representatives McBride, Livingston, Morris
House Bill 1036
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 49-7-141, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO INCREASE THE PERIOD OF TIME HUNTING, TRAPPING AND FISHING PRIVILEGES SHALL BE SUSPENDED FOR A PERSON CONVICTED OF A CLASS I VIOLATION FROM TWELVE CONSECUTIVE MONTHS TO THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 49-7-141, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
49-7-141. (1) Any person who has been convicted of a Class I violation shall be fined not less than Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) nor more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) and shall be imprisoned in the county jail for five (5) days. The person shall also forfeit all hunting, trapping and fishing privileges for a period of not less than three (3) consecutive years from the date of conviction.
(2) In addition to the penalty provided in subsection (1) of this section, any person convicted of a violation of Section 49-7-51 or 49-7-53, Mississippi Code of 1972, may, in the discretion of the court, be fined One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for each game animal, game bird or game fish, or part thereof, bought, sold, offered for sale, exchanged for merchandise or other consideration, received for shipment, shipped, transported, carried or possessed with the intent to ship, transport or carry.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1998.