2021 Regular Session
To: Highways and Transportation
By: Senator(s) Blount, Frazier, Horhn, Norwood, Michel, Jackson (11th)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-3-519, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REMOVE THE PROHIBITION ON THE MISSISSIPPI HIGHWAY SAFETY PATROL SETTING UP RADAR ON HIGHWAYS IN MUNICIPALITIES WITH A POPULATION ABOVE 15,000; TO PROVIDE THAT THE MISSISSIPPI HIGHWAY SAFETY PATROL SHALL BE IMMEDIATELY NOTIFIED BY MUNICIPAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OF ANY ROAD BLOCKAGES OR EMERGENCIES OCCURRING ON ANY FEDERALLY DESIGNATED LIMITED-ACCESS HIGHWAYS LYING WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS; 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. 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 census on federally designated
highways lying within the corporate limits.
The Mississippi Highway Safety
Patrol * * *
be immediately notified by municipal law enforcement of any road blockages or
emergencies occurring on any federally designated limited-access highways lying
within the corporate limits.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2021.