2002 Regular Session
To: Conservation and Water Resources; Judiciary B
By: Representative Ellington
AN ACT TO CREATE NEW CODE SECTION 49-15-323, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO0 PROVIDE THAT A MARINE PATROL OFFICER MAY ARREST A PERSON FOR CERTAIN VIOLATIONS IF HE OBTAINED THE INFORMATION CONCERNING THE INFRACTION THROUGH SENSORY OR ELECTRONIC PERCEPTION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. The following section shall be codified as Section 49-15-323, Mississippi Code of 1972:
49-15-323. A marine patrol officer, without a warrant, may arrest a person for any violation under this chapter, under Section 49-27-1 et seq. or under Section 59-21-1 et seq. while in the marine waters of this state if the officer personally witnesses the infraction or if the arresting officer or another law enforcement officer in communication with the arresting officer has obtained information concerning the infraction through sensory or electronic perception including, but not limited to, perception by radio, camera or other reliable remote sensing devices.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2002.