2004 Regular Session
To: Judiciary, Division B
By: Senator(s) Dearing
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-3-519, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO ALLOW ANY SIZE MUNICIPALITY TO USE RADAR; 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 shall be 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:
1. By municipal law enforcement officers of any municipality * * * upon the public streets of the municipality; or any federally designated highway lying within the corporate limits;
2. 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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The Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol will not set up radar on highways within municipalities with a population in excess of fifteen thousand (15,000) according to the latest federal census.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2004.