2001 Regular Session
To: Local and Private Legislation; Ways and Means
By: Representative Barbour
House Bill 1660
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE YAZOO COUNTY PORT COMMISSION TO RECOMMEND TO THE YAZOO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS THE EXPENDITURE OF EXCESS FUNDS IN THE COUNTY PORT FUND FOR THE ACQUISITION AND IMPROVEMENT OF LANDS FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO EXPEND SUCH FUNDS FOR SUCH PURPOSES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 59-7-131, Mississippi Code of 1972, to the contrary, the Yazoo County Port Commission in Yazoo County, Mississippi, in its discretion, may recommend to the Board of Supervisors of Yazoo County, Mississippi, the expenditure of excess funds in the county port fund for the acquisition and improvement of lands in the county to be used for industrial development purposes. Upon such recommendation, the Board of Supervisors of Yazoo County may expend excess funds in the county port fund for the acquisition of such lands and to provide necessary utilities and other improvements deemed necessary and requisite by the board of supervisors for industrial development upon such lands. Any lands acquired under this act must be titled in the name of Yazoo County, Mississippi, and may be disposed of by the county in any manner deemed necessary and requisite for the enhancement of industrial development.
(2) For the purposes of this act, the term "excess funds" means monies determined to be in excess of those necessary to fund the budget of the Yazoo County Port Commission for the fiscal year.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.