2007 Regular Session
To: Judiciary, Division B
By: Senator(s) Ross
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-3-519, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE THE SHERIFF IN COUNTIES HAVING A CERTAIN POPULATION TO USE RADAR SPEED DETECTION EQUIPMENT UPON THE STREETS, ROADS AND HIGHWAYS THAT ARE UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND LOCATED OUTSIDE THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF A 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) (a) 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:
(i) 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;
(ii) By any college or university campus police force within the confines of any campus wherein more than two thousand (2,000) students are enrolled;
(iii) 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;
(iv) By the sheriff of any county having a population of seventy-four thousand (74,000) or more, according to the latest federal decennial census, upon any public road, street or highway that is:
1. Under the jurisdiction of the county board of supervisors for maintenance and construction; and
2. Located outside the corporate limits of a municipality.
(b) All fines for speed violations that are imposed as a result of the use of radar authorized in subsection (1)(a)(iv) shall be deposited into the State General Fund.
(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.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2007.