SEC. 97-35-27. Registration of convicted felons residing in state.
(1) Any person who has been since January 1, 1960 or is hereafter convicted in any other state of any offense which, if committed or attempted in this state, would have been punishable as a felony, shall within thirty (30) days after the effective date of this chapter or within thirty (30) days of his coming into any county or city, or city and county in which he resides or is temporarily domiciled for such length of time, register with the chief of police of the city in which he resides or the sheriff of the county if he resides in an unincorporated area.
(2) Such registration shall consist of (a) a statement in writing signed by such person, giving such information as may be required by the identification bureau of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, and (b) the fingerprints and photograph of such person. Within three (3) days thereafter the registering law enforcement agency shall forward such statement, fingerprints and photograph to the identification bureau of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol.
(3) If any person required to register hereunder changes his residence address he shall inform, in writing within ten (10) days, the law enforcement agency with whom he last registered of his new address. The law enforcement agency shall, within three (3) days after receipt of such information, forward it to the identification bureau of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol. The identification bureau of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol shall forward appropriate registration data to the law enforcement agency having local jurisdiction of the new place of residence.
(4) Any person required to register under the provisions of this section who shall violate any of the provisions thereof is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding three (3) months, of by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100.00), or both.
(5) The statements, photographs and fingerprints herein required shall not be open to inspection by the public or by any person other than a regularly employed peace or other law enforcement officer.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 2563.7; Laws, 1962, ch. 325, Secs. 1-5, eff from and after passage (approved June 1, 1962).