2003 Regular Session
By: Representative Clark
AN ACT TO REQUIRE ANY OPERATOR OF AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE, UPON THE REQUEST OF A DULY SWORN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, TO PRESENT PROOF OF OWNERSHIP TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) Any operator of an all-terrain vehicle, upon the request of a duly sworn law enforcement officer, shall present proof of ownership to the law enforcement officer. Proof of ownership may include a bill of sale, sales receipt or other written documentation that sufficiently identifies the vehicle and the person who owns it.
(2) For the purposes of this act, the term "all-terrain vehicle" means any motorized vehicle manufactured and designed exclusively for off-road use that is fifty (50) inches or less in width, has an unladen dry weight of six hundred (600) pounds or less, travels on three (3), four (4) or more low pressure tires, has a seat designed to be straddled by the operator and uses handlebars for steering control.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2003.