1999 Regular Session
By: Representatives Davis, King, Frierson, McCoy, Banks, Bozeman, Comans, Cummings, Evans, Flaggs, Formby, Green (96th), Henderson (9th), Jennings, McInnis, Middleton, Miles, Miller, Moore, Moss, Nettles, Perry, Reynolds, Smith (27th), Straughter, Wallace, Warren, Watson, Taylor, Manning, Simmons, Chaney, Compretta, Howell, Hudson, Read, Scott (17th), Smith (35th), Stringer, Wells-Smith
House Bill 1100
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT TO DESIGNATE A CERTAIN BRIDGE OVER INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 59 IN THE CITY OF HATTIESBURG AND LAMAR COUNTY AS THE "MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART, DEPARTMENT OF MISSISSIPPI, MEMORIAL BRIDGE"; TO DESIGNATE A PORTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 61 IN ADAMS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, AS THE "VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY"; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) That bridge which is to be constructed over Interstate Highway 59 at Lincoln Road in the City of Hattiesburg and Lamar County shall be known and shall be designated as the "Military Order of the Purple Heart, Department of Mississippi, Memorial Bridge."
(2) The Mississippi Department of Transportation shall erect and maintain appropriate signs approaching each end of the bridge described in subsection (1) of this section reflecting its name, and shall allow officers or official representatives of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Department of Mississippi, to affix a memorial plaque at some suitable location on the bridge.
SECTION 2. (1) That portion of U.S. Highway 61 located in Adams County beginning at the corporate limits of the City of Natchez and extending northerly to the community of Washington, a distance of approximately three and two-tenths (3.2) miles, is hereby designated as "Veterans Memorial Highway."
(2) The Mississippi Department of Transportation shall erect and maintain appropriate signs along and approaching the segment of highway designated in subsection (1) of this section.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.