1997 Regular Session
To: Ways and Means
By: Representatives Cameron, Bailey, Capps, Chaney, Coleman (29th), Holden, Johnson, Richardson, Straughter, Thornton
House Bill 1312
(As Passed the House)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 17-13-5, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REVISE THE MEANING OF THE TERMS "LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL UNIT" AND "GOVERNING AUTHORITY" TO SPECIFICALLY INCLUDE THE MISSISSIPPI LEVEE DISTRICT AND ITS BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AND THE YAZOO-MISSISSIPPI DELTA LEVEE DISTRICT AND ITS BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR PURPOSES OF THE STATE INTERLOCAL COOPERATION LAW; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 17-13-5, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
17-13-5. For the purpose of this chapter, the following words shall be defined as herein provided unless the context requires otherwise:
(a) "Local governmental unit" shall mean any county, any incorporated city, town or village, any school district, any utility district, any community college, any institution of higher learning, * * * any municipal airport authority or regional airport authority in the state, the Mississippi Levee District of the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee District.
(b) "Governing authority" shall mean the board of supervisors of any county, board of trustees of any school district or community college whether elective or appointive, the governing board of any city, town or village, the board of commissioners of a utility district, the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, * * * the commissioners of a municipal airport authority or regional airport authority, the Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners or the Board of the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee Commissioners.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.