Section 40-12-129

Mining of iron ore - Report of operators.

Every person, partnership, joint stock company, or association engaged in the business of mining iron ore or coal in this state shall, by the twentieth day of each month, make a report, duly sworn to before some officer authorized to administer oaths, to the Department of Revenue of the number of tons of iron ore or coal mined during the preceding month according to the run of the mine and where mined by such person in this state. Every person engaged in operating or assisting to operate in any capacity whatsoever any coal or iron ore mine in this state, upon the output of which a report has not been made as provided herein upon which the license or privilege tax has not been paid and is past due, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction therefor, shall be fined not less than $10 nor more than $500, and may also be sentenced to hard labor for the county for not more than six months.

(Acts 1935, No. 194, p. 256; Code 1940, T. 51, §557.)