1997 Regular Session
By: Representative Clark
House Bill 51
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-1-60, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT THE USE OF A FICTITIOUS DRIVER'S LICENSE SHALL BE A FELONY; TO REVISE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS SECTION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 63-1-60, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
(1) It shall be unlawful for any person:
(a) To display, cause or permit to be displayed, or have in his possession, any fictitious, fraudulently altered or fraudulently obtained driver's license;
(b) To display or represent any driver's license not issued to him as being his own driver's license;
(c) To photograph, photostat, duplicate or in any way reproduce or alter any driver's license, or facsimile thereof, in such a manner that it could be mistaken for a valid driver's license;
(d) To display or have in his possession any photograph, photostat, duplicate, reproduction or facsimile of a driver's license unless authorized by law; or
(e) To take a driver's license examination for another or to use any other name, other than his own, on the driver's license application in an attempt to take the driver's license examination for another.
(2) Any person convicted of a violation of this section shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished by a fine of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment for not less than one (1) year nor more than five (5) years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.