2003 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Jordan
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 21-27-27, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO ALLOW A MUNICIPALITY TO EXEMPT FROM PAYMENT FOR TRASH DISPOSAL CERTAIN INDIGENT ELDERLY OR DISABLED PERSONS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 21-27-27, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
21-27-27. (1) No free service shall be furnished by any such system, or combined system, to any private person, firm, corporation or association. The municipality may, however, furnish such service, free of charge, to the municipality or any agency or department thereof, to any public school, or to any hospital or benevolent institution located within such municipality, including county, city and community fairs.
(2) The municipality may exempt from all or part of the charges for the services of a garbage disposal system or rubbish disposal system any person suffering from total disability or who is sixty-five (65) years of age or older when the disabled or elderly person is the principal provider of income for the household and is indigent, as determined by the municipality.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2003.