2005 Regular Session
To: Judiciary, Division B
By: Senator(s) Thomas
AN ACT TO CODIFY SECTION 97-9-76, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CREATE THE CRIME OF FALSE RETURN OF SERVICE OF PROCESS AND TO ENACT PENALTIES THEREFOR; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. The following shall be codified as Section 97-9-76, Mississippi Code of 1972:
97-9-76. Any person who shall make or cause to be made any false return of service of process shall be guilty of a felony and upon conviction shall be fined not more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) or imprisoned for a term not to exceed five (5) years, or both.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2005.