2004 Regular Session
To: Judiciary, Division B
By: Senator(s) Little (By Request)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-3-519, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE MUNICIPAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS OF MUNICIPALITIES HAVING TWO OR MORE FEDERALLY DESIGNATED FOUR-LANE HIGHWAYS WITH FOURTEEN MILES OR MORE OF SUCH HIGHWAYS LYING AND BEING WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS TO USE RADAR SPEED DETECTION EQUIPMENT ON FEDERALLY DESIGNATED HIGHWAYS LYING WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE MUNICIPALITY; 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. (1) 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:
(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;
(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;
(c) By municipal law enforcement officers in any municipality having a population in excess of fifteen thousand (15,000) according to the latest federal census on federally designated highways lying within the corporate limits; or
(d) By municipal law enforcement officers on federally designated highways lying within the corporate limits of any municipality that has two (2) or more federally designated four-lane highways with fourteen (14) miles or more of such highways lying and being within the corporate limits of the municipality.
(2) The Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol shall not set up radar on public roads, streets or 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.