1997 Regular Session
To: Local and Private Legislation; Transportation
By: Representative Short
House Bill 600
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF HARRISON COUNTY TO PURCHASE RADAR SPEED DETECTION EQUIPMENT FOR USE BY THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OF THE COUNTY IN THE ENFORCEMENT OF SPEED LIMITS ON THE ROADS, STREETS AND HIGHWAYS OF THE COUNTY OUTSIDE THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF ANY INCORPORATED MUNICIPALITY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. The Board of Supervisors of Harrison County may expend out of any available funds of the county, an amount that the board determines is sufficient for the purchase of and use by the sheriff's department of the county of radar speed detection equipment. If the board of supervisors authorizes the expenditure of funds for such purpose, then the Sheriff of Harrison County and any duly sworn deputy sheriff of the county may operate and use such equipment to enforce the motor vehicle speed limits on any public road, street or highway within the county outside the corporate limits of any incorporated municipality.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.