2005 Regular Session
To: County Affairs; Municipalities
By: Representative Hamilton (6th)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 17-25-3, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH AUTHORIZES THE GOVERNING BODY OF ANY COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY TO SELL, LEASE OR CONVEY CERTAIN PROPERTY BELONGING TO THE COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY TO ANY NONPROFIT PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CLINIC WITH A SECTION 501(C)(3) STATUS, TO REMOVE THE REPEAL DATE OF JULY 1, 2005, FROM THIS PROVISION OF LAW; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 17-25-3, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
17-25-3. (1) The governing body of any county or municipality, in its discretion, may sell, lease or convey, with or without consideration and upon such terms and conditions as the parties may agree, any land, buildings, fixtures, equipment or other real or personal property belonging to the county or municipality that is determined by the governing body as no longer needed by the county or municipality for governmental purposes, to any nonprofit primary health care clinic, which is exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code located or to be located in the county for the purpose of assisting any such clinic to provide primary health care services to residents who are employed or temporarily out of work and who do not have health insurance. If such property is sold, leased or conveyed without consideration, the governing body of the county or municipality shall state in its minutes the purpose for which the property shall be used, and such property shall revert to the county or municipality whenever it ceases to be used for that stated purpose.
(2) As used in this section, the term "governing body" means the board of supervisors of any county and the governing authorities of any municipality.
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SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2005.