1997 Regular Session
To: Judiciary B
By: Representatives Cummings, Dedeaux, Mitchell, Moss
House Bill 1135
(As Passed the House)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 97-19-55, 75-3-113 AND 75-4-401, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROHIBIT CLOSING AN ACCOUNT WITHOUT LEAVING SUFFICIENT FUNDS TO COVER OUTSTANDING CHECKS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 97-19-55, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
97-19-55. It shall be unlawful for any person with fraudulent intent to make, draw, issue, utter or deliver any check, draft or order for the payment of money drawn on any bank, corporation, firm or person for the purpose of obtaining money, services or any article of value, or for the purpose of satisfying a preexisting debt or making a payment or payments on a past due account or accounts, knowing at the time of making, drawing, issuing, uttering or delivering said check, draft or order that the maker or drawer has not sufficient funds in or on deposit with such bank, corporation, firm or person for the payment of such check, draft or order in full, and all other checks, drafts or orders upon such funds then outstanding or closing an account without leaving sufficient funds to cover all outstanding checks written on such account.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.