Wednesday, March 5, 2014

RCSD Again Seeking Ability to Use Radar

All six of the Republican members of the Mississippi House of Representatives co-sponsored House Bill 1583, entitled "AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF RANKIN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, TO PURCHASE AND UTILIZE ELECTRONIC SPEED DETECTION EQUIPMENT FOR USE BY THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OF THE COUNTY IN THE ENFORCEMENT OF SPEED LIMITS ON THE ROADS, STREETS AND HIGHWAYS OF THE COUNTY OUTSIDE THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF ANY INCORPORATED MUNICIPALITY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES."

The Bill, in its infancy, is written simply enough.  It would allow the Sheriff's Department the right to use radar on any "public road, street or highway" outside of city limits within Rankin County.  The Rankin County News points out that the Sheriff has sought this legislation for more than ten years; every year it is shot down in committee.  Said Bill has been referred to the Local and Private Legislation Committee.

In other news, House Bill 836, to allow alcohol sales on PRVWSD property, remains alive since being transmitted to the Senate.  

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