1998 Regular Session
To: Wildlife and Fisheries
By: Senator(s) Posey
Senate Bill 2667
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT TO REQUIRE COURTS TO KEEP RECORD OF GAME AND FISH VIOLATIONS; TO PROVIDE AN ABSTRACT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE, FISHERIES AND PARKS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) Every court shall keep a record of the proceedings of every case in which a person is charged with any violation of game and fish laws or regulations.
(2) Unless otherwise sooner required by law, within forty-five (45) days after the conviction of a person upon a charge of violating any game or fish law or regulation the clerk of the court shall prepare and immediately forward to the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks an abstract of the record of the court and the abstract must be certified by the person so authorized to prepare the same to be true and correct.
(3) The abstract must be made upon a form approved by the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, and shall include the name and address of the party charged, the number of the uniform citation, the nature of the offense, the date of hearing, the plea, the judgment, and if the fine was satisfied by prepayment or appearance bond forfeiture, and the amount of the fine or forfeiture, as the case may be.
(4) The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks shall keep copies of all abstracts for a period of at least three (3) years at its main office and the record shall be open to public inspection during reasonable business hours.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1998.