1999 Regular Session
To: Public Health and Welfare
By: Representatives Wallace, Coleman (29th), Miller, Thornton
House Bill 1183
AN ACT TO REQUIRE ANY PERSON WHO SELLS A USED MATTRESS TO HAVE THE MATTRESS CLEANED AND SANITIZED AND TO TAG THE MATTRESS AS USED; TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS SECTION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Before any person may sell a mattress that has been previously used, the person shall have the mattress thoroughly cleaned and sanitized and shall tag the mattress as being previously used. Any person who sells a mattress in violation of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than Fifty Dollars ($50.00) for each such violation.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1999.