2004 Regular Session
By: Representative Brown, Whittington
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 21-27-27, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CLARIFY THE AUTHORITY OF GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF MUNICIPALITIES TO GRANT EXEMPTIONS FROM THE FEES OR CHARGES FOR CERTAIN GENERATORS OF GARBAGE AND RUBBISH; 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 provisions of subsection (1) of this section do not prohibit the governing authorities of a municipality from adopting an ordinance authorizing the granting of exemptions from the fees or charges for certain generators of garbage and/or rubbish as provided under Section 21-19-2(d).
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.