2005 Regular Session
To: Ports, Harbors and Airports
By: Representative Guice
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 49-27-6, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO DEFINE THE DEFINITION OF PRIVATE SINGLE-FAMILY OR MULTI-FAMILY PIER; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 49-27-6, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
49-27-6. For purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section:
(a) "Marina" means a facility providing more than twelve (12) mooring spaces for boats that may provide supplies and services including electricity, fresh water, fuel or sewage collection facilities.
(b) "Public marina" means a marina that offers mooring spaces and docking facilities for lease by the general public. Public marinas include recreational and commercial marinas, and they require a "C" for commercial or "I" for industrial use designation.
(c) "Private single-family or multi-family pier" means a pier that is part of an adjacent single-family home subdivision or multi-family condominium or apartment development that provides mooring spaces and docking facilities restricted for use by only home owners or tenants of the adjacent development. Private single-family and multi-family piers with twelve (12) or fewer mooring spaces are compatible with a "G" for general use designation. Private single-family and multi-family piers with more than twelve (12) mooring spaces require a "C" for commercial use designation. Commercial vessels may not be moored in a * * * multi-family pier.
(d) "Yacht club marina" means a marina that restricts mooring spaces and docking facilities to members only of a private association organization. Yacht clubs require a "C" for commercial or "I" for industrial use designation.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.