1998 Regular Session
To: Ways and Means
By: Representatives Endt, Simmons (100th)
House Bill 945
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 51-15-123, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE THE PAT HARRISON WATERWAY DISTRICT TO EXPEND MONIES, DERIVED FROM PAYMENTS REQUIRED TO BE MADE BY MEMBER COUNTIES, ON THE REPAIR, REPLACEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES EXISTING ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 1, 1998; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 51-15-123, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
51-15-123. (1) The Pat Harrison Waterway District is authorized to establish or otherwise provide for public parks and recreation facilities and for the preservation of fish and wildlife, and to acquire land otherwise than by condemnation except as provided in subsection (e) of Section 51-15-119 for such purposes, within the project area.
(2) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection (2), from and after July 1, 1999, the district shall not expend on public parks and recreation facilities any monies derived from the payments required from member counties under this article. The district may expend such monies on the repair, replacement and maintenance of public parks and recreation facilities existing on or before January 1, 1998.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1998.