2001 Regular Session
By: Representative Cameron
House Bill 216
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-3-519, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROHIBIT MUNICIPAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN MUNICIPALITIES HAVING A POPULATION OF 2,000 OR MORE FROM USING RADAR SPEED DETECTION EQUIPMENT ON FEDERAL OR STATE HIGHWAYS; 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. It is unlawful for any person or peace officer or law enforcement agency, except the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, to purchase or use or allow to be used any type of radar speed detection equipment upon any public street, road or highway of this state. However, such equipment may be used:
(a) By municipal law enforcement officers within a municipality having a population of two thousand (2,000) or more upon the public streets of the municipality, excluding federally designated highways or highways on the state designated highway system; and
(b) By any college or university campus police force within the confines of any campus wherein more than two thousand (2,000) students are enrolled.
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SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2001.