2019 Regular Session
To: County Affairs; Transportation
By: Representative Wallace
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-3-519, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF ANY COUNTY TO PERMIT THE SHERIFF AND DEPUTY SHERIFFS OF THE COUNTY TO USE RADAR SPEED DETECTION DEVICES ON THE ROADS, STREETS AND HIGHWAYS OF THE COUNTY; TO PROVIDE THAT THE UTILIZATION OF SUCH DEVICES SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF A COUNTY; 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:
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(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;
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(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;
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(c) By municipal law enforcement
officers in any municipality having a population in excess of fifteen thousand
(15,000) according to the latest federal decennial census on federally
designated highways lying within the corporate limits * * * ; and
(d) Subject to the provisions of subsection (2) of this section, by the sheriff and his deputies of any county on any public road, street or highway under the jurisdiction of the county, which road, street or highway is located outside the corporate limits of a municipality.
(2) The board of supervisors of any county, in its discretion by order duly adopted and entered upon its minutes, may authorize the use of radar speed detection devices by the sheriff and his deputies on county roads, streets and highways as described under paragraph (1)(d) of this section.
(3) 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 decennial census.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2019.