2005 Regular Session
To: Judiciary, Division B
By: Senator(s) Hyde-Smith
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 69-13-17, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REVISE THE AMOUNT OF MONEY ALLOWED TO BE PAID TO A PERSON FOR APPREHENDING LIVESTOCK ALLOWED TO RUN AT LARGE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 69-13-17, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
69-13-17. Any such livestock as referred to in Section 69-13-1 may be taken up and confined by any person upon whose land such animal, or animals, may have entered or may be found, such person not having consented for the animal, or animals, to run at large on such land, and when so taken up shall be dealt with as estrays. For taking up any animal the person so taking the animal up shall be allowed Fifteen Dollars ($15.00) per head for each animal so taken up, but in no case shall he be entitled to receive more than Seventy-five Dollars ($75.00) for stock taken up at any one time. He may also receive reasonable compensation for feeding and caring for such animals while keeping them.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2005.