2000 Regular Session
To: County Affairs
By: Senator(s) Harden
Senate Bill 2713
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 19-3-71, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE COUNTY FIRE COORDINATORS TO PLACE SELECTIVE BANS ON OUTDOOR FIRE BURNING ACTIVITIES DURING TIMES OF HIGH FIRE HAZARD CONDITIONS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 19-3-71, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
19-3-71. The board of supervisors in each county shall appoint a county fire coordinator, and may compensate him from any available county funds. The county fire coordinator shall serve as a liaison between the Commissioner of Insurance and local governments and shall be a fire fighter who is a member of a fire crew of a volunteer or municipal fire department serving any fire district, county or municipality. The county fire coordinator is authorized to place selective bans on outdoor fire burning activities during times of high fire hazard conditions. The director of the local organization for emergency management serving the county may be such coordinator if he is a fire fighter as described in this section.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2000.