SEC. 69-13-111. Owners of livestock roaming at large liable for damages.
The owners of livestock which through their owner's negligence are found on federal or state designated paved highways or highway rights-of-way shall be subject to any damages as a result of wrecks, loss of life or bodily injury as a result of said livestock being on the above designated highways. The burden shall be on the owner of any such livestock to prove lack of negligence. This section shall not be applicable to any such highway or highway right-of-way or any type of highway or road located on any levee maintained by the Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners or the board of levee commissioners for the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta through maintenance contracts calling for or permitting pasturage of livestock on levee rights-of-way.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 4876-05; Laws, 1956, ch. 140, Sec. 5; 1979, ch. 330, eff from and after passage (approved March 1, 1979).