COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO 1 PROPOSED TO
House Bill No. 1018
Amend by striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
SECTION 1. The Mississippi Department of Public Safety's Gulf Coast Regional Forensics Laboratory, located at 16743 Mississippi Highway 67 in Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, shall be named the "Gary T. Hargrove Memorial Forensics Laboratory." The Department of Finance and Administration shall prepare or have prepared a distinctive plaque, to be placed in a prominent place within the building, that states the background, accomplishments and service to the state of Mr. Gary T. Hargrove. The Department of Finance and Administration, in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, shall erect or cause to be erected proper lettering or signage on the outdoor facade of the building facing Highway 67 displaying the official name of the building as the "Gary T. Hargrove Memorial Forensics Laboratory." Any and all funds necessary to accomplish this act will be appropriated by the Legislature for such purpose.
SECTION 2. (1) The Mississippi Board of Mental Health, acting on behalf of and through the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, is authorized to sell certain state-owned real property and any improvements thereon, which is under control and possession of the East Mississippi State Hospital and served as the former administrative offices for the Community Services (Group Homes) Division, located at 5800 North Hill Street in the City of Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, such property consisting of an approximately 8,000-square-foot facility situated on a 3.6-acre lot, and being more particularly described as follows:
Part of the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4, Section 35, Township 07 North, Range 15 East, Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, consisting of approximately 2.20 acres, more or less; recorded in Deed Book 2245, Page 003, Date 08/21/2007 and Deed Book 768, Page 16, Date 12/4/1974, of the records in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Lauderdale County, Mississippi.
Part of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Section 35, Township 07 North, Range 15 East, Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, consisting of approximately 1.40 acres, more or less; recorded in Deed Book 2245, Page 003, Date 08/21/2007 and Deed Book 768, page 16, Date 12/4/1974, of the records in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Lauderdale County, Mississippi.
(2) The real property and any improvements thereon described under subsection (1) of this section shall be sold for not less than the fair market value as determined by the average of at least two (2) appraisals by qualified appraisers, one (1) of which shall be selected by the Department of Finance and Administration, and both of whom shall be certified and licensed by the Mississippi Real Estate Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board.
(3) All monies derived from the sale of the property described in subsection (1) of this section shall be deposited into a special fund created in the State Treasury for the use and benefit of the East Mississippi State Hospital's Alcohol and Drug Unit. Unexpended amounts remaining in the special fund at the end of the fiscal year shall not lapse into the State General Fund, and any interest earned on the amounts remaining in the special fund shall be deposited to the credit of the special fund.
(4) The Department of Finance and Administration may correct any discrepancies in the legal description provided in this section.
(5) The State of Mississippi shall retain all mineral rights to the property sold under this section.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2021, and shall stand repealed on June 30, 2021.
Further, amend by striking the title in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
AN ACT TO NAME THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY'S GULF COAST REGIONAL FORENSICS LABORATORY, LOCATED IN BILOXI, HARRISON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, THE "GARY T. HARGROVE MEMORIAL FORENSICS LABORATORY"; TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, TO ERECT THE PROPER LETTERING OR SIGNAGE ON THE OUTDOOR FACADE OF THE BUILDING DISPLAYING THE OFFICIAL NAME AS THE "GARY T. HARGROVE MEMORIAL FORENSICS LABORATORY"; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.