1998 Regular Session
To: Wildlife and Fisheries
By: Senator(s) Posey
Senate Bill 2673
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 49-7-27, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION ON WILDLIFE, FISHERIES AND PARKS MAY REVOKE THE HUNTING, TRAPPING OR FISHING PRIVILEGES OF A PERSON FOR GAME VIOLATIONS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 49-7-27, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
49-7-27. The commission may revoke any hunting, trapping, or fishing privileges, license or deny any person the right to secure such license if the person has been convicted of the violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or any regulation thereunder. The revocation of the privilege, license or refusal to grant license shall be for a period of one (1) year. However, before the revocation of the privilege or license shall become effective, the executive director shall send by registered mail notice to the person or licensee, who shall have the right to a hearing or representation before the commission at the next regular meeting or a special meeting, the notice shall set out fully the ground or complaint upon which revocation of, or refusal to grant, the privilege or license is sought.
Any person who is convicted for a second time during any period of twelve (12) consecutive months for violation of any of the laws with respect to game, fish or nongame fish or animals shall forfeit his privilege and any license or licenses issued to him by the commission and the commission shall not issue the person any license for a period of one (1) year from the date of forfeiture.
Failure of any person to surrender his license or licenses upon demand made by the commission or by its representatives at the direction of the commission shall be a misdemeanor and shall be punishable as such.
Any violator whose privilege or license has been revoked, who shall, during the period of revocation, be apprehended for hunting or fishing * * *, shall have imposed upon him a mandatory jail term of not less than thirty (30) days nor more than six (6) months.
In addition to the reasons specified in this section and other provisions of this chapter, the commission shall be authorized to suspend any license issued to any person under this chapter for being out of compliance with an order for support, as defined in Section 93-11-153. The procedure for suspension of a license for being out of compliance with an order for support, and the procedure for the reissuance or reinstatement of a license suspended for that purpose, and the payment of any fees for the reissuance or reinstatement of a license suspended for that purpose, shall be governed by Section 93-11-157 or 93-11-163, as the case may be. If there is any conflict between any provision of Section 93-11-157 or 93-11-163 and any provision of this chapter, the provisions of Section 93-11-157 or 93-11-163, as the case may be, shall control.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.