By Keith Goble, Land Line state legislative editor
A bill on the move at the Mississippi statehouse would dole out stiff punishment for truck, rail or container cargo thieves.
The House Judiciary B Committee voted on Thursday, Jan. 29, to advance a bill that would establish cargo theft as a specific offense and impose felony charges with escalating fines and punishment based on the value of goods. Sponsored by Rep. Steve Massengill, R-Hickory Flat, HB1263 mirrors a 2014 Georgia law. Read Article