1997 Regular Session
By: Representative Morris
House Bill 706
AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE BOARD OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING GRANTS TO CERTAIN ENTITIES FOR THE RESTORATION OF EXISTING OR FORMER HISTORICAL SCHOOLS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1998.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. The following sum, or so much of it as may be necessary, is appropriated out of any money in the State General Fund not otherwise appropriated, to the Department of Archives and History for the purpose of making grants to certain entities for the restoration of existing or former historical schools, as provided in Section 2 of this act, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1997, and ending June 30, 1998 $1,000,000.00.
SECTION 2. The money appropriated by this act shall be used by the Department of Archives and History to make grants to municipalities, counties, public school districts and nonprofit corporations exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, which shall be used for the restoration of existing or former historical elementary and secondary schools in Mississippi. The department shall prescribe the procedure for applying for the grants, the types of restoration projects for which grants may be made and the maximum amount of a grant that may be made to any one entity.
SECTION 3. The money appropriated by this act shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of any money in the State General Fund not otherwise appropriated, upon warrants issued by the State Fiscal Officer; and the State Fiscal Officer shall issue his warrants upon requisitions signed by the proper person, officer or officers in the manner provided by law.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.