1997 Regular Session
To: Environment Prot, Cons and Water Res
By: Senator(s) Bean
Senate Bill 2180
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 41-3-18, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PRESCRIBE PERMIT FEES TO BE CHARGED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 41-3-18, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
41-3-18. The board shall assess fees in the following amounts and for the following purposes:
(a) Food * * * establishment annual permit fee, based on the assessment factors of the establishment as follows:
* * *
Assessment Category 1 $ 15.00
Assessment Category 2 30.00
Assessment Category 3 70.00
Assessment Category 4 100.00
Assessment Category 5 150.00
(b) Private water supply approval fee $ 10.00
The board may develop such reasonable standards, rules and regulations to clearly define each assessment category. Assessment categories shall be based upon the factors to the public health implications of the category and type of food preparation being utilized by the food establishment, utilizing the model Food Code of 1995, or as may be amended by the federal Food and Drug Administration.
The fee authorized under paragraph (a) of this section shall not be assessed for food * * * establishments operated by * * * public schools, * * * public junior and community colleges, or * * * state agencies or institutions, including without limitation, the state institutions of higher learning and the State Penitentiary.
The fee authorized under paragraph (b) of this section shall not be assessed for private water supplies used by foster homes licensed by the * * * Department of Human Services.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.