2010 Mississippi Code
TITLE 97 - CRIMES
Chapter 15 - Offenses Affecting Highways, Ferries and Waterways.
97-15-32 - Dumping of dead wildlife, wildlife parts or waste in or on highways, private property, lakes, navigable waters, etc.; penalties.
§ 97-15-32. Dumping of dead wildlife, wildlife parts or waste in or on highways, private property, lakes, navigable waters, etc.; penalties.
(1) Anyone who puts, throws or dumps on the streets, roads or highways within this state, or within the limits of the rights-of-way of such streets, roads or highways, or in the lakes, streams, rivers or navigable waters or upon any private property without permission of the owner of such property, any dead wildlife, wildlife parts or waste, in addition to being civilly liable for all damages caused by such act, upon conviction, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished as provided in this section.
(2) Any person found guilty of the violation of this section shall, upon conviction, be fined not less than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) nor more than Four Hundred Dollars ($400.00).
(3) A person convicted for a first offense under this section may be required to perform the following, and a person convicted for a second or subsequent offense shall be required to:
(a) Remove the unlawfully discarded dead wildlife or waste;
(b) Restore property damaged by, or pay damages for any damage arising out of the unlawfully discarded dead wildlife or waste;
(c) Perform community public service relating to the removal of any unlawfully discarded dead wildlife or waste or to the restoration of any area polluted by unlawfully discarded dead wildlife or waste; and
(d) Pay all reasonable investigative and prosecutorial expenses and costs to the investigative and/or prosecutorial agency or agencies.
(4) It shall be the duty of all law enforcement officers to enforce the provisions of this section.
Sources: Laws, 2007, ch. 509, § 2, eff from and after July 1, 2007.
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