1997 Regular Session
To: Juvenile Justice; Ways and Means
By: Representatives Warren, Clarke, Dickson, Flaggs, Howell, Moore, Simmons (100th), Smith (27th), Smith (39th), Frierson
House Bill 1245
(As Passed the House)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 43-27-207, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF STATE GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROCEEDS THAT MAY BE USED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF CERTAIN FACILITIES AT OAKLEY AND COLUMBIA TRAINING SCHOOLS AND TO DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF STATE GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROCEEDS THAT MAY BE USED FOR THE PURCHASE OR LEASE-PURCHASE OF THE CERTAIN STATE SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN; TO AMEND SECTION 3, CHAPTER 546, LAWS OF 1995, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 1, CHAPTER 392, LAWS OF 1996, TO EXTEND THE DATE BY WHICH CERTAIN BONDS MUST BE ISSUED TO FUND THE LOCAL JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITY CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION AND REPAIR FUND AND THE STATE SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN; TO AMEND SECTION 4, CHAPTER 546, LAWS OF 1995, TO EXTEND THE REPEALER ON THE JUVENILE DETENTION FUND; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 43-27-207, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
43-27-207. (1) The Department of Finance and Administration, at one time or from time to time, may declare by resolution the necessity for issuance of general obligation bonds of the State of Mississippi to provide funds for construction, repairing, remodeling, equipping, furnishing, adding to, improving and maintaining juvenile detention facilities which shall include temporary and permanent facilities for housing juvenile offenders, a wilderness camp or any other facility used for juvenile detention. Upon the adoption of a resolution by the Department of Finance and Administration, declaring the necessity for the issuance of any part or all of the general obligation bonds authorized by this section, the department shall deliver a certified copy of its resolution or resolutions to the State Bond Commission. Upon receipt of such resolution, the State Bond Commission, in its discretion, may act as the issuing agent, prescribe the form of the bonds, advertise for and accept bids, issue and sell the bonds so authorized to be sold, and do any and all other things necessary and advisable in connection with the issuance and sale of such bonds. The amount of bonds issued under Sections 43-27-201 through 43-27-233 shall not exceed Nineteen Million Nine Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($19,950,000.00) to provide funds for the purposes hereinabove set forth and to issue and sell bonds in the amount specified.
(2) Out of the total amount of bonds authorized to be issued, funds shall be allocated, except as otherwise provided in subsections (3) and (4), as follows:
(a) LOCAL JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITY CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION AND REPAIR
Construction, repair, remodeling, equipping, furnishing, adding to, improving and maintaining juvenile detention facilities ....................................................$3,650,000.00
(b) OAKLEY AND COLUMBIA TRAINING SCHOOLS
Construction of a one-hundred-fifty-bed, stand alone, medium security juvenile correctional facility for habitual violent male offenders, * * * construction of a one-hundred-bed minimum security juvenile facility for female offenders, * * * an additional, stand alone, fifteen-bed maximum security juvenile correctional facility for female offenders, construction of staff housing facilities, sewage and waste treatment facilities, and any construction and work deemed by the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management to be directly related to the projects authorized in this paragraph (b)...........$13,000,000.00
(c) OAKLEY AND COLUMBIA TRAINING SCHOOLS
Renovation and repair of infrastructure and facilities, including replacement or repair of furnishings and equipment ....................................................$ 2,000,000.00
(d) STATE SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN
Purchase or lease-purchase of a facility suitable for use by the Department of Human Services in providing housing, treatment and educational facilities for two hundred (200) youths .......... ....................................................$ 1,000,000.00
(e) WILDERNESS CAMP
Capital improvements and start-up costs for the Wilderness Camp Program established by House Bill 859, Regular Session of 1994 ...............................................$ 300,000.00
TOTAL ..............$ 19,950,000.00
(3) It is expressly provided, however, that if any funds of the Thirteen Million Dollars ($13,000,000.00) provided for Oakley and Columbia Training Schools in subsection (2)(b) of this section remain after the completion of such project, such remaining funds shall be used for renovation and repair at Oakley and Columbia Training Schools in addition to the funds provided in subsection (2)(c) of this section.
(4) A special fund, to be designated the "1994 State Juvenile Detention Facility Construction, Repair and Renovation Fund," is created within the State Treasury. The fund shall be maintained by the State Treasurer as a separate and special fund, separate and apart from the General Fund of the state, and investment earnings on amounts in the fund shall be deposited into such fund. The expenditure of monies deposited into the fund shall be under the direction of the Department of Finance and Administration, and such funds shall be paid by the State Treasurer upon warrants issued by the Department of Finance and Administration. Monies deposited into such fund shall be allocated and disbursed according to Sections 43-27-207(2)(b), (c) and (d).
SECTION 2. Section 3, Chapter 546, Laws of 1995, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 392, Laws of 1996, is amended as follows:
Section 3. The State Bond Commission shall issue the bonds authorized by Chapter 652, Laws of 1994 (1994 Regular Session, Senate Bill 2775), as authorized to fund the Local Juvenile Detention Facility Construction, Renovation and Repair Fund and the State School for Children not later than June 30, 1998.
SECTION 3. Section 4, Chapter 546, Laws of 1995, is amended as follows:
Section 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and shall stand repealed on July 1, 1998.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.