1997 Regular Session
To: Ways and Means
By: Representative Watson
House Bill 1378
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-301, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO INCLUDE PARK AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AND ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE WITHIN THOSE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FOR WHICH ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE UNDER THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS REVOLVING LOAN PROGRAM; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 57-1-301, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
57-1-301. (1) There is established a local governments capital improvements revolving loan program to be administered by the Department of Economic and Community Development for the purpose of assisting counties and municipalities in making capital improvements.
(2) For purposes of Sections 57-1-301 and 57-1-55, "capital improvements" include any combination of the following:
(a) Construction or repair of water and sewer facilities;
(b) Construction or repair of drainage systems for industrial development;
(c) Improvements in fire protection;
(d) Construction of new buildings for economic development purposes;
(e) Renovation or repair of existing buildings for economic development purposes;
(f) Construction or repair of access roads for industrial development;
(g) Purchase of buildings for economic development purposes;
(h) Construction or repair of railroad spurs for industrial development;
(i) Construction of any county or municipally owned health care facilities, excluding any county health departments;
(j) Construction, purchase, renovation or repair of any building to be utilized as an auditorium or convention center; * * *
(k) Construction of multipurpose facilities for tourism development;
(l) Construction, acquisition or repair of park or recreational facilities, or both; or
(m) Construction, reconstruction and maintenance of roads.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.