SEC. 27-55-543. Pipeline meters; withdrawal from storage tanks.
A gallonage measuring meter shall be installed on each pipeline used for the withdrawal of special fuel, subject to excise taxes provided in this act, from the storage tank of any refinery, pipeline terminal, water terminal or any terminal that does not have stationary bulk storage tanks at such terminal within the State of Mississippi, and no such special fuel shall be withdrawn except through gallonage measuring meters. No bypass installation shall be constructed around the meters. The meters shall be installed and maintained as required by the commission.
The commission is authorized to verify the accuracy of meters used for the input or withdrawal of special fuel at a refinery or terminal. All meters shall be sealed by either the terminal operator or the commission.
It shall also be unlawful for any person to withdraw any taxable special fuel, from storage tanks as covered by this act except through the meters prescribed herein. The violation of any of the provisions of this section shall constitute a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, such person shall be subject to fine of not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) nor more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or to imprisonment for not more than sixty (60) days in jail, or to both such fine and imprisonment.
SOURCES: Added by Laws 1999, Ch. 461, Sec. 22, eff. July 1, 1999.