1998 Regular Session
To: Highways and Transportation
By: Senator(s) Little (By Request)
Senate Bill 2797
(As Passed the Senate)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 65-1-37, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CONSTRUCT, REPAIR AND MAINTAIN PARKING LOTS ON THE GROUNDS OF CERTAIN STATE AGENCIES AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 65-1-37, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
65-1-37. The Mississippi Transportation Commission is hereby authorized and empowered to have the Mississippi Department of Transportation construct, repair and maintain the driveways, parking lots and streets on the grounds of the universities and colleges under the jurisdiction of the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning, state, and/or county supported community and junior colleges, the state hospitals, and institutions under the jurisdiction of the Board of Trustees of Mental Institutions, the Board of Trustees of the Columbia Training School and Oakley Training School, * * * the Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and Blind, and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks in the manner provided herein, including bypasses to connect such driveways and streets with roads on the state highway system, and the main thoroughfare running east and west through the grounds of the Mississippi Penitentiary at Parchman, provided such institutions obtain the necessary rights-of-way, such institutions being hereby authorized so to do.
The Transportation Commission and the governing boards of such institutions shall enter into an agreement prior to undertaking any of the work mentioned in the first paragraph of this section, and the agreement shall be based on the * * * department's furnishing equipment, equipment operators, skilled labor, supervision, and engineering services, and the govening bodies of such institutions shall furnish material, supplies, and common labor. This agreement shall further provide for reimbursement of the Mississippi * * * Department of Transportation, in full, for the expenditures incurred in the construction, repair and maintenance of driveways, parking lots and streets at the institutions hereinabove mentioned, such reimbursement to be made directly to the Transportation Commission * * * from the institutions. Upon the execution of an agreement as set out herein, the State Highway Department is hereby authorized to provide all the necessary engineering, supervision, skilled labor, equipment, and equipment operators to perform such work.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1998.