1997 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Scoper, Harvey
Senate Bill 2799
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 73-29-5 MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PERMIT OPERATION OF A COMPUTERIZED VOICE STRESS ANALYZER BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER AS PART OF AN INVESTIGATION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 73-29-5, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
73-29-5. Every polygraph examiner shall use an instrument which records visually, permanently and simultaneously: (1) a subject's cardiovascular pattern, and (2) a subject's respiratory pattern. Patterns of other physiological changes in addition to (1) and (2) may also be recorded. Any law enforcement officer who has received forty-eight (48) hours of training in the use thereof may utilize a computerized voice stress analyzer as an additional aid to investigation without being licensed under this chapter.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.