legislature convened its 2002 session on Jan 8, lawmakers wasted
no time jumping back on the radar bandwagon. The House of Representatives
is considering two bills to allow radar in counties with large
Mississippi restricts the purchase and use of radar speed detection
equipment to the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol and certain municipal
law enforcement agencies in cities with more than 2,000 people or
college and university campuses with more than 2,000 students enrolled.
Now sheriff's offices in Mississippi's larger counties are demanding
radar for use on rural highways.
by Rep. Roger Ishee (R-Harrison County), would allow the sheriff
and his deputies in any county having a population of 60,000 or
more to use radar on public streets, roads and highways of the
county lying outside the limits of any incorporated city. Rep.
Tom Cameron (I-Washington), Issaque and Sharkey counties, proposed
a similar bill (HB308) for counties with a population of more
than 50,000. If passed, either bill could take effect July 1,
lawmakers failed to pass a radar bill that would have allowed
radar in counties with populations of 42,000 or more.
about these bills, contact the House of Representatives general
information office at (601) 359-3358, or visit www.ls.state.ms.us/.