2006 Regular Session
To: Judiciary, Division A
By: Senator(s) Posey
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT A CONSERVATION OFFICER HAS IMMUNITY FROM CRIMINAL TRESPASS WHEN IN PERFORMANCE OF HIS OFFICIAL DUTIES TO ENFORCE THE GAME AND FISH LAWS OF THE STATE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) A conservation officer may enter in or upon public or private lands or waters where game or fish are known to range in the performance of his duties to enforce the wildlife laws of the state and the conservation officer shall not be subject to criminal liability for trespass while performing such duties.
(2) The provisions of subsection (1) of this section shall not authorize a conservation officer to engage in any conduct in violation of a person's constitutional right against unreasonable searches and seizures nor expand or enlarge upon the powers and duties of a conservation officer as specifically provided for under Section 49-1-43.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.