2003 Regular Session
To: Game and Fish
By: Representative Robinson (84th)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 49-7-8, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT THE MISSISSIPPI COMMISSION ON WILDLIFE, FISHERIES AND PARKS SHALL ESTABLISH A THREE-DAY NONRESIDENT DEER HUNTING LICENSE; TO PRESCRIBE THE FEE FOR SUCH LICENSE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 49-7-8, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
49-7-8. (1) No nonresident sixteen (16) years of age or older may hunt, fish, kill, take or trap any game animal, bird or fish without having acquired and having in his immediate possession a valid license issued by the Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.
(2) The commission shall have the following duties and powers:
(a) To prescribe the forms and types of nonresident licenses that a nonresident must obtain;
(b) To determine the total number of each type of nonresident license to be issued annually;
(c) To establish fees for nonresident licenses and the collection fees for the agent issuing such licenses; provided, however, that the fee for a nonresident all game hunting license shall not be less than Sixty Dollars ($60.00);
(d) To exercise all incidental powers necessary to develop a nonresident licensing program.
(3) In addition to any licenses and fees as may be established under subsection (2) of this section, the commission shall establish a three-day nonresident deer hunting license. Such license shall be valid for a period of three (3) consecutive days anytime within an open season for deer. The fee for such license shall be Seventy-five Dollars ($75.00).
(4) A nonresident who violates this section or any licensing regulation of the commission is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished as provided in Section 49-7-21(3).
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2003.