1997 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Thames
Senate Bill 2703
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 29-3-91, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT THE LOCAL BOARD MAY GRANT AN EASEMENT OR RIGHT-OF-WAY ACROSS SIXTEENTH SECTION OR LIEU LAND TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF SUCH COUNTY WITHOUT RECEIVING COMPENSATION THEREFOR; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 29-3-91, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
29-3-91. Whenever the United States or any agency thereof, or the state or any agency or subdivision thereof, or any private organization, corporation, association, or person acquires, by condemnation or otherwise, any easement or right of way across any sixteenth section land or lieu land, then adequate compensation therefor shall be paid by the party acquiring the same to the board of education concerned; and the sum or sums so received shall be placed in the principal fund or funds of the school district or districts concerned. Provided, however, that the board of education may, when it determines that it is in the best interest of the school district, grant an easement or right-of-way across any sixteenth section land or lieu land to the board of supervisors of the county in which such land is located, without the necessity of receiving any compensation therefor.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.