2006 Regular Session
To: Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
By: Representative Robinson (84th)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-25-5, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO INCREASE THE FEE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE FOR BOATS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 59-25-5, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
59-25-5. (1) The department may charge a fee not to exceed Fifteen Dollars ($15.00) to issue a certificate of title, a transfer of title or a duplicate or corrected certificate of title.
(2) The holder of an original title shall apply for a duplicate title within thirty (30) days after, or after the discovery of, the loss, theft, mutilation or destruction of an original certificate of title. The department shall issue a duplicate certificate of title plainly marked "duplicate" across its face upon application by the person entitled to hold the certificate if the department is satisfied that the original certificate has been lost, stolen, mutilated, destroyed or has become illegible. The applicant shall furnish information concerning the original certificate and the circumstances of its loss, theft, mutilation or destruction. Mutilated or illegible certificates shall be returned to the department with the application for a duplicate. If a duplicate certificate of title has been issued and the lost or stolen original is recovered, the original shall be promptly surrendered to the department for cancellation.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2006.