1997 Regular Session
To: Ports and Marine Resources
By: Senator(s) Hewes
Senate Bill 2813
(As Passed the Senate)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 49-15-67, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CLARIFY THE APPEAL PROCESS FROM ORDERS OF THE COMMISSION ON MARINE RESOURCES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 49-15-67, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
49-15-67. Any person aggrieved by an order of the commission may file a written petition with the commission, setting forth the grounds of complaint and the commission shall thereupon fix the time and place for a hearing to be held, notifying the petitioner thereof. At such hearing, the petitioner and any other interested parties may appear and submit evidence. Following the hearing, if any party * * * is aggrieved by the decision of the commission, the commission's order may be appealed to the circuit court upon proper appeal filed within twenty (20) days after the final order of determination issued by the commission. Appeals shall be considered only upon the record as made before the commission. The appellant shall give a cost bond payable to the state in the sum of not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) to be fixed by the commission. The executive director shall certify the filing of the bond together with a certified copy of the record to the circuit court to which the appeal is taken.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.