2007 Regular Session
By: Representative Moak
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-3-519, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF RADAR IN CERTAIN AREAS ON STATE OR FEDERAL HIGHWAYS WITHIN 1,000 FEET OF THE POSTED POINT WHERE THE SPEED LIMIT IS REDUCED BY TEN OR MORE MILES; 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.
(2) The Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol shall not set up radar on highways within municipalities with a population in excess of fifteen thousand (15,000) according to the latest federal census.
(3) Radars shall not be set up on any state or federal highway within one thousand (1,000) feet of the posted point where the speed limit is reduced by ten (10) or more miles per hour.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2007.