SEC. 97-19-63. Bad checks; statement of reason for dishonor.
It shall be the duty of the drawee of any check, draft or other order for the payment of money, before refusing to pay the same to the holder thereof upon presentation, to cause to be written, printed, or stamped in plain language thereon or attached thereto, the reason for drawee's dishonor or refusal of the same. In all prosecutions under sections 97-19-55 to 97-19-69, the introduction in evidence of any unpaid and dishonored check, draft or other order for the payment of money, having the drawee's refusal to pay stamped or written thereon or attached thereto, with the reason therefor as aforesaid, shall be prima facie evidence of the making or uttering of said check, draft or other order for the payment of money and the dishonor thereof, and that the same was properly dishonored for the reasons written, stamped or attached by the drawee on such dishonored check, draft or other such order for the payment of money.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 2153-05; Laws, 1972, ch. 476, Sec. 5, eff from and after July 1, 1972.