Public Accommodation Laws
The Mississippi legislature amended the Public Welfare Code in the 1970s to require equal access for persons with visual, hearing, and other physical disabilities to public facilities and places “to which the general public is invited.” Ms. Code Ann. §§ 43-6-1 to 43-6-9 (West’s 2009).
Any person, firm, or corporation who denies or interferes with access by members of the protected class to the public facilities or places, public accommodations, or otherwise interferes with their rights granted under the above statutes, is subject to a fine of $100 or 60-day jail time or both. Ms. Code Ann. § 43-6-11.
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