2004 Regular Session
By: Representative Ellington, Akins, Aldridge, Barnett, Bentz, Carlton, Davis, Fillingane, Formby, Gunn, Lott, Mayhall, Mims, Nicholson, Reed, Staples, Wells-Smith
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING TO AMEND THE MISSISSIPPI CONSTITUTION OF 1890 BY ADDING A NEW SECTION ESTABLISHING THE RIGHT TO HUNT AND FISH AS A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That the following amendment to the Mississippi Constitution of 1890 is proposed to the qualified electors of the state:
Amend the Mississippi Constitution of 1890 by adding a new section to read as follows:
"Section ____. All citizens of the State of Mississippi shall have the right to hunt, fish and harvest game in this state subject only to such reasonable restrictions and regulations as may be enacted by the Legislature for the purposes of managing state wildlife resources."
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this amendment shall be submitted to the qualified electors at an election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November 2004, as provided by Section 273 of the Constitution and by law.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the explanation of this proposed constitutional amendment for the ballot shall read as follows: "This amendment makes hunting and fishing a constitutional right in Mississippi, subject to reasonable restrictions enacted by the Legislature."