2022 Regular Session
By: Representative Bain
AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF ALCORN COUNTY FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING A REMOTE WORKER INCENTIVE PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE WORKERS WHO ARE EMPLOYED BY AN EMPLOYER OUTSIDE OF THE ALCORN COUNTY AREA AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO CONTINUE WORKING REMOTELY FOR THEIR EMPLOYER TO RELOCATE TO ALCORN COUNTY BY PROVIDING THE WORKERS WITH CERTAIN FINANCIAL BENEFITS IN EXCHANGE FOR THE WORKERS PURCHASING A HOME AND ESTABLISHING THEIR PRIMARY RESIDENCE IN ALCORN COUNTY AND MAINTAINING OWNERSHIP AND RESIDENCY OF THEIR HOME IN ALCORN COUNTY FOR NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2023.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. The following sum, or so much of it as may be necessary, is appropriated out of any money in the State Treasury to the credit of the State BP Settlement Fund not otherwise appropriated, to the Board of Supervisors of Alcorn County, Mississippi, for the purpose of funding an incentive program for remote workers to relocate to the county, as described in Section 2 of this act, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022, and ending June 30, 2023..................... $ 100,000.00.
SECTION 2. The money appropriated by Section 1 of this act shall be used by the Board of Supervisors of Alcorn County for the purpose of funding a remote worker incentive program to be administered by the Alliance, the economic development organization for Alcorn County and the City of Corinth, to encourage workers who are employed in the United States by an employer outside of the Alcorn County area and have the ability to continue working remotely for their employer, to relocate to Alcorn County by providing the workers with relocation expenses and initial cost of living expenses, provided that the workers purchase a home and establish their primary residence in Alcorn County and maintain ownership and residency of their home in Alcorn County for not less than one (1) year.
SECTION 3. The money appropriated by this act shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of any money in the State Treasury to the credit of the State BP Settlement Fund not otherwise appropriated, upon warrants issued by the State Fiscal Officer; and the State Fiscal Officer shall issue his or her warrants upon requisitions signed by the proper person, officer or officers in the manner provided by law.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2022.