1997 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Bean
Senate Bill 2060
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-3-519, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE ALL COUNTIES AND MUNICIPALITIES TO ACQUIRE SPEED DETECTION EQUIPMENT FOR USE BY THEIR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ON PUBLIC ROADS WITHIN THEIR JURISDICTION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 63-3-519, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
63-3-519. The State Department of Public Safety, the governing authorities of any municipality and the board of supervisors of any county may acquire speed detection equipment for use by their law enforcement officers along the public roads within their respective jurisdictions.
Equipment acquired by boards of supervisors may be used only by the sheriff or his deputies, and, except as hereinafter provided, the sheriff and his deputies may use such equipment only in the unincorporated area of the county along public roads that are wholly or partially maintained by the county. The sheriff and his deputies may use such equipment within incorporated municipalities when the municipality does not have a full-time, certified law enforcement officer or when requested by the governing authorities of the municipality or the municipal chief of police or marshal.
Equipment acquired by municipalities and counties shall only be utilized by full-time, state-certified law enforcement officers. No part-time or noncertified law enforcement officer or county constable may obtain or utilize speed detection equipment.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.