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Legislative Update

Pursuant to Miss. Code Ann. §25-61-19, the following describes legislation enacted during the 2015 legislative session that revises powers and duties of the University of Mississippi Medical Center with regard to law enforcement authority.

HB 661 - Universities; authorize a university's law enforcement officers to enforce the laws of the state on property that is within 500 feet of any property owned by the university; and for related purposes.

  • Summary: HB 661 amends Section 37-105-3, MS Code of 1972 and authorizes a university's law enforcement officers to enforce state laws on property within 500 feet of any property owned by the university. The university may enter into an interlocal agreement with other law enforcement entities specifying the individual and joint duties to be exercised on property within the jurisdiction. Effective July 1, 2015.

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Kim Gallaspy
Director of Legislative Services
E-mail: kgallaspy@mississippi.edu
Phone: (601) 432-6493