1997 Regular Session
By: Representative Clark
House Bill 49
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-20, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT ILLEGAL USE OF BLUE AND RED POLICE LIGHTS SHALL BE A FELONY AND TO REVISE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 63-7-20, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
63-7-20. (1) It is unlawful for any person, other than a law enforcement officer on duty, to use or display blue lights on a motor vehicle as provided for in Section 63-7-19.
(2) It is unlawful for any person to use or display red lights on a motor vehicle except as provided for in Section 63-7-19.
(3) It is unlawful for any vehicle to use alternating flashing headlights except an emergency vehicle as provided in Section 63-7-19.
(4) A person violating this section is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not less than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) nor more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) or imprisonment for one (1) year, or both such fine and imprisonment.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.