2002 Regular Session
To: Public Buildings, Grounds and Lands
By: Representative Flaggs
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 29-5-65, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT PARKING SPACES DESIGNATED FOR LEGISLATORS, LOCATED ON THE GROUNDS OF THE NEW CAPITOL BUILDING, SHALL BE RESERVED ON A YEAR-ROUND BASIS; TO AMEND SECTION 29-5-69, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, IN CONFORMITY THERETO; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 29-5-65, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
29-5-65. * * * The Department of Finance and Administration shall designate and reserve sufficient parking spaces around the New Capitol Building to accommodate the members of the Legislature at all times, and, when such spaces have been so designated and reserved, they shall be identified and marked by means of the name of each member of the Legislature, and that space * * * shall be reserved for the exclusive use of the said legislator. The Department of Finance and Administration is authorized and directed to reserve and allocate, among those spaces, an individual parking space for use of any member of the Legislature who is physically handicapped, so as to make his or her entrance to and exit from the New Capitol Building as convenient as is reasonably possible.
SECTION 2. Section 29-5-69, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
29-5-69. * * * All parking spaces adjacent to the Capitol grounds on the west side of President Street, the south side of High Street, the north side of Mississippi Street, and the east side of West Street, shall be reserved for the use of Capitol employees. The Department of Finance and Administration is instructed to place signs to that effect on said streets * * *.
All employees in the Capitol who own automobiles shall be provided with distinctive stickers. Each such employee shall place the sticker in a prominent place on the rear of the automobile owned and regularly used by such employee.
Any person without a sticker on his automobile who parks in any space reserved in the first paragraph of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction, be fined not to exceed Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00).
Any person who is not a Capitol employee who has on his automobile a Capitol parking sticker or any Capitol employee who gives his parking sticker to a non-Capitol employee to use on such person's car, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction, be fined One Hundred Dollars ($100.00).
The Capitol Police employed by the Department of Finance and Administration shall have the authority and are directed to enforce the provisions of this section.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.