2005 Regular Session
To: Judiciary, Division B
By: Senator(s) Doxey
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE SHINING OF A LIGHT FROM A PUBLIC ROAD ONTO THE ADJOINING LANDS OF ANOTHER DURING THE NIGHT; TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS; TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS ACT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) It is unlawful for a person to shine a light from a public road onto the adjoining lands of another during the night from one-half (1/2) hour after sunset to one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise. This section does not apply to the normal use of headlights of a vehicle traveling on a public road, to law enforcement, emergency or utility personnel in the performance of their duty, or to a lessee on lands leased by the lessee.
(2) Any person convicted of a violation of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than sixty (60) days nor more than six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2005.