1997 Regular Session
To: Highways and Transportation
By: Senator(s) Bean
Senate Bill 2379
(As Passed the Senate)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-20, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS NOT UNLAWFUL FOR RED LIGHTS AUTHORIZED FOR USE BY VOLUNTEER FIREMEN TO REMAIN MOUNTED ON THE DASH OF SUCH VEHICLES WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE NOT IN USE; 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. It is not unlawful for the red lights authorized for private or department-owned vehicles used by firemen of volunteer fire departments as provided in Section 63-7-19, Mississippi Code of 1972, to remain mounted on the dashboard of such vehicles when the lights are not in use.
(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 misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not less than Fifty Dollars ($50.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00).
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.