SEC. 69-29-11. Regulations as to transportation of livestock; penalty for violation.
For any person to haul, transport or carry any livestock upon and over the public highways, roads and streets of this state by means of a motor vehicle or other vehicle drawn or propelled by a motor vehicle, such person shall have in his possession a bill of sale showing: (i) from whom such livestock was purchased; (ii) description of such livestock, with brands or earmarks, if any; (iii) signature and address of the seller; and (iv) the date of sale and delivery.
Any sheriff, constable, agricultural and livestock theft investigator or police officer shall have the power to inspect any livestock in the process of transportation upon the highways of Mississippi.
Any person who shall violate any provisions of this section, or Section 69-29-9, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction therefor, shall be punished by a fine of not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), and by imprisonment in the county jail not less than thirty (30) days nor more than six (6) months. Any person convicted of stealing livestock is subject to the penalties provided in Section 97-17-53.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 2025; Laws, 1936, ch. 294. Laws, 1993, ch. 508, Sec. 2, eff from and after July 1, 1993.