1998 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Furniss, Walls, Carlton
Senate Concurrent Resolution 517
(As Adopted by Senate)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE MISSISSIPPI CONSTITUTION OF 1890 TO ADD A NEW SECTION, TO BE DESIGNATED AS SECTION 272-B, TO PROVIDE THAT ALL ASSETS, PROCEEDS AND INCOME OF THE SPECIAL TRUST FUND KNOWN AS THE "MISSISSIPPI FIRE FIGHTERS MEMORIAL BURN CENTER FUND" SHALL BE HELD, INVESTED AND DISBURSED FOR THE EXCLUSIVE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING FOR THE SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE OF THE BURN CENTER AND SHALL NOT BE DIVERTED TO OTHER PURPOSES.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That the following amendment to the Mississippi Constitution of 1890 is proposed to the qualified electors of the state:
Amend by adding the following section:
Section 272-B. All assets, proceeds and income of the special trust fund known as the "Mississippi Fire Fighters Memorial Burn Center Fund" shall be held and invested as authorized by law and shall be disbursed in trust for the exclusive purpose of providing for the support and maintenance of the burn center. The trust fund shall not be encumbered for or diverted to other purposes.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this amendment shall be submitted to the qualified electors at an election held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November 1998, as provided by Section 273 of the Constitution and by law.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the explanation of this amendment for the ballot shall read as follows: "This proposed amendment protects the special trust fund known as the 'Mississippi Fire Fighters Memorial Burn Center Fund' by providing
that the fund can only be used for the exclusive purpose of funding the burn center."