2005 Regular Session
To: Corrections; Public Property
By: Senator(s) Huggins
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 47-5-64, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO INCREASE FROM THREE TO EIGHT YEARS THE MAXIMUM LEASE TERM FOR WHICH THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS MAY LEASE LAND OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 47-5-64, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
47-5-64. The commissioner is * * * directed to determine the number of acres and location of land under the jurisdiction of the department which are needed for security purposes and for Prison Agricultural Enterprises. The commissioner * * * shall designate and reserve such additional land for agricultural enterprise projects of the department * * *, as he deems necessary. The commissioner shall * * * recommend to the Department of Finance and Administration the number of acres of department land which should be leased to private entities and the term of the leases. The Department of Finance and Administration may * * * lease for agricultural purposes that Penitentiary land so recommended for not less than one (1) nor more than eight (8) years, with the approval of the Public Procurement Review Board.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2005.