2006 Regular Session
To: Sel Cmte on Hurricane Recovery
By: Representative Fredericks, Blackmon, Broomfield, Clark, Compretta, Ellis, Guice, Ishee, Patterson, Peranich, Read, Bentz
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT ANY PERSON WHO OWNS A RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE IN HANCOCK, HARRISON OR JACKSON COUNTY THAT WAS DESTROYED BY HURRICANE KATRINA AND THAT WAS LOCATED ON PROPERTY THAT DOES NOT MEET THE CURRENT LOCAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINIMUM SIZE OF A LOT FOR A RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE, SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO HAVE A NEW RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE CONSTRUCTED ON THE PROPERTY WITHOUT HAVING TO MEET THE CURRENT LOCAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINIMUM SIZE OF A LOT, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Any person who owns a residential structure in Hancock, Harrison or Jackson County that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and that was located on property that does not meet the current requirements of the county or municipality in which the property is located for the minimum size of a lot for a residential structure, shall be authorized to have a new residential structure constructed on the property without having to meet the current requirements of the county or municipality for the minimum size of a lot for a residential structure, provided that: (a) the square footage of the new residential structure is not greater than the square footage of the residential structure that was destroyed; (b) the use and purpose of the property will remain the same as it was before Hurricane Katrina; and (c) the construction of the new residential structure is begun before September 1, 2007.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.