2004 Regular Session
To: Public Property
By: Senator(s) Hewes
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 55-23-15, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE THE MISSISSIPPI VETERANS MEMORIAL STADIUM COMMISSION TO LEASE CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY TO THE MISSISSIPPI TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION FOR PARKING FACILITIES FOR DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 55-23-15, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
55-23-15. The Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium Commission is hereby authorized to utilize certain state-owned land in Hinds County bounded on the east by North State Street, on the north by Taylor Street, on the west by North West Street, and on the south by a street or driveway known as Stadium Drive as a public parking facility establishing reasonable rules and regulations connected with the operation of such a facility, including fees for the privilege of parking. The parking facilities shall not be extended any farther to the east than as the facilities existed on January 1, 1996. Further, the portion of the property described in this section, except the property west of the stadium between the stadium and North West Street, that was undeveloped as of January 1, 1996, shall remain undeveloped unless the Legislature enacts legislation approving the development of such property. The portion of the property described in this section that is west of the stadium between the stadium and North West Street may be developed to provide parking facilities for the Mississippi Department of Transportation offices located on North West Street. The Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium Commission may take any action authorized in Section 55-23-8 relating to the property described in such section.
The Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium Commission is authorized to lease such property to the Mississippi Transportation Commission for parking facilities for Department of Transportation offices, notwithstanding the time limitation on leases or other agreements provided in Section 55-23-8(9).
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.