2005 Regular Session
To: Transportation; Ways and Means
By: Representative Chism
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 15 OF CHAPTER 595, LAWS OF 2004, TO PROVIDE THAT ANY INTEREST EARNED ON STATE-SOURCE SPECIAL FUNDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SHALL BE DEPOSITED INTO THE STATE GENERAL FUND; TO AMEND SECTION 65-1-111, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, IN CONFORMITY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 15 of Chapter 595, Laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
Section 15. * * * Beginning upon July 1, 2004, * * * any interest earned on state-source special funds to the credit of the Mississippi Department of Transportation shall be deposited by the State Treasurer into the State General Fund.
SECTION 2. Section 65-1-111, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
65-1-111. All monies from any source provided by law shall be covered and paid into the State Treasury as other public funds are paid, and it shall be the duty of the Department of Finance and Administration to advise the Mississippi Transportation Commission of the amount of money allotted to the commission on hand from time to time. It shall be the duty of the Department of Finance and Administration to place and allocate those funds so covered into the State Treasury in the State Highway Fund. The interest earned on the investment of any highway funds shall be paid into the State Highway Fund, except as otherwise provided in Section 15 of Chapter 595, Laws of 2004, and Section 1 of House Bill No. ____, 2005 Regular Session . If any highway bonds or notes are issued, the Transportation Commission will adopt a resolution requesting the Bond Commission to issue such bonds or notes as may be authorized and a "bond and interest sinking fund" and "note fund" shall be kept separate from the highway fund by the State Treasurer pursuant to the bond resolution adopted by the State of Mississippi Bond Commission.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after June 30, 2005.