2004 Regular Session
To: Municipalities; County Affairs
By: Representative Stevens, Frierson, Clarke
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 17-19-1, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REQUIRE BOARDS OF SUPERVISORS AND MUNICIPAL GOVERNING AUTHORITIES TO OBTAIN CERTAIN INFORMATION FROM PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS BEFORE MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DISTRICTS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 17-19-1, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
17-19-1. (1) The board of supervisors of each county and the governing authorities of each municipality in the state are authorized and empowered, in their discretion, to appropriate and pay such sums as they deem necessary and desirable, out of any available funds of the county or municipality which are not required for any other purpose, to the planning and development district in which the county or municipality is located.
(2) Before making any appropriation authorized under subsection (1) of this section, the board of supervisors of the county or governing authorities of the municipality shall require that each planning and development district requesting an appropriation provide to the board or governing authorities:
(a) A budget request showing the services to be provided, the need for the services and how the funds requested will be spent;
(b) An annual report including, at a minimum, the actual number of clients served in each county and municipality by the district and the funds from each county and municipality that have been used to provide these services and all current, active economic development projects and the amounts awarded by each county and municipality;
(c) An annual financial audit; and
(d) Any other information the board or governing authorities consider pertinent to making the appropriation decision.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after October 1, 2004.