House Amendments to Senate Bill No. 3049

 

TO THE SECRETARY OF THE SENATE:

 

THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT THE HOUSE HAS ADOPTED THE AMENDMENTS SET OUT BELOW:

 

 

AMENDMENT NO. 1

 

Amend by striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

 


SECTION 1. The following sum of money, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Gulf Coast Restoration Fund, as created in Section 57-119-1 Mississippi Code of 1972, not otherwise appropriated to the Mississippi Development Authority. These funds are provided for projects as outlined in Section 57-119-9, Mississippi Code of 1972, for assistance to local units of government, non-governmental organizations, institutions of higher learning, community colleges, ports, airports, public-private partnerships, private for-profit entities, private nonprofit entities and local economic development entities for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022, and ending June 30, 2023................ $ 0.00.

SECTION 2. The following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is reappropriated out of any money in the Gulf Coast Restoration Fund not otherwise appropriated for the Mississippi Development Authority for the purpose of reauthorizing the expenditure of Gulf Coast Restoration Fund, as authorized in Senate Bill No. 2951, 2021 Regular Session, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022, and ending June 30, 2023..................................................

................................................ $52,793,000.00.

Notwithstanding the amount reappropriated under the provisions of this section, in no event shall the amount expended exceed the unexpended balance as of June 30, 2022.

Of the funds appropriated in this section the following sums are provided for projects:

(a) To assist the Mississippi State

University Research and Technology Corporation

with the design and construction of the

Mississippi Cyber Center........................ $ 13,500,000.00.

(b) To assist the University of Southern

Mississippi Ocean Enterprise.................... $ 4,500,000.00.

(c) To assist the Stone County Board of

Supervisors with the Piney Wood Pellet Mill

road, rail and bypass........................... $ 2,500,000.00.

(d) To assist the Gulfport Redevelopment

Commission for Phase I of a planned 3-phase

project of downtown redevelopment to be used on

a public use project so as to leverage public

and private investment.......................... $ 2,500,000.00.

(e) To assist the City of Ocean Springs

and the OHOS Development LLC with a

Public/Private Development...................... $ 6,000,000.00.

(f) To assist the Pascagoula Redevelopment

with downtown revitalization project............. $ 3,000,000.00.

(g) To assist Long Beach High School with

the Long Beach High School Career and Technical

Education Center................................ $ 2,500,000.00.

(h) To assist the City of Diamondhead with

the Town Center District Commercial District

Project........................................ $ 2,000,000.00.

(i) To assist Stone County School District

with the Stone County High School Career and

Technical Education Center...................... $ 3,200,000.00.

(j) To assist Hancock County Port and

Harbor Assault Landing Strip.................... $ 2,500,000.00.

(k) To assist the City of Gulfport with

flood control and/or drainage for the

Forest Heights Project.......................... $ 2,100,000.00.

(l) To assist the City of Moss Point with

the Interstate 10 Frontage Roads, North and

South.......................................... $ 2,000,000.00.

(m) To assist the City of Picayune with the

Friendship Park Revitalization Project........... $ 1,900,000.00.

(n) To assist Pearl River Community College

PRCC Aviation Aerospace Academy................. $ 1,900,000.00.

(o) To assist the City of Bay St. Louis with

the Court Street Parking facility, expansion and

improvements.................................... $ 1,000,000.00.

(p) To assist the Walter Anderson Museum with

Phase 3 and Phase 4............................. $ 636,000.00.

(q) To assist the City of Lucedale with

Ventura Drive Improvements...................... $ 577,000.00.

(r) To assist George County with the Scott

Road Project, widening and infrastructure........ $ 480,000.00.

SECTION 3. The following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is reappropriated out of any money in the Gulf Coast Restoration Fund not otherwise appropriated for the Mississippi Development Authority for the purpose of reauthorizing the expenditure of Gulf Coast Restoration Fund, as authorized in Senate Bill No. 2977, 2020 Regular Session, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022, and ending June 30, 2023..................................................

................................................ $49,925,069.00.

Notwithstanding the amount reappropriated under the provisions of this section, in no event shall the amount expended exceed the unexpended balance as of June 30, 2022.

Of the funds reappropriated in this section, the following sums are provided for projects recommended by the department and projects that meet the criteria outlined in Section 57-119-9, Mississippi Code of 1972:

(a) To assist Power Dynamics Innovations,

LLC with Equipment and Facility Upgrades......... $ 1,550,000.00.

(b) To assist the City of Bay St. Louis

with the Old Town Police Department.............. $ 1,000,000.00.

(c) To assist the City of Bay St. Louis

with the Old Town Depot Revitalization

District....................................... $ 1,500,000.00.

(d) To assist the City of Diamondhead

with the Commercial District Transformation

Project........................................ $ 1,500,000.00.

(e) To assist the Stone County School

District with the Stone County High School

Career and Technical Education Center............ $ 3,144,128.00.

(f) To assist the University of Southern

Mississippi with the Ocean Enterprise Phase I.... $ 6,305,093.00.

(g) To assist the Walter Anderson Museum

Creative Complex Phase I and begin Phase II...... $ 515,957.00.

(h) To assist the City of Ocean Springs

and the OHOS Development LLC with a

Public/Private Development...................... $ 2,000,000.00.

(i) To assist the Gulfport School with

a STEM Exploration Lab.......................... $ 85,410.00.

(j) To assist the City of Biloxi with

downtown revitalization at the Saenger Theater... $ 950,328.00.

(k) To assist Hancock County Port and

Harbor Commission with the multiuser

aero strip at Stennis Airport................... $ 2,500,000.00.

Of the funds appropriated in this section, the following sums are provided for projects that meet the criteria outlined in Section 57-119-9, Mississippi Code of 1972:

(a) To assist Harrison County with

the Harrison County Law Enforcement

Training Academy................................ $ 2,813,258.00.

(b) To assist George Regional Health System

with a multi-specialty medical office complex.... $ 1,901,193.00.

(c) To assist George Regional Health System

with a cafeteria expansion and renovation........ $ 820,469.00.

(d) To assist Mississippi State University

Research and Technology Corporation with the

design and construction of the Mississippi

Cyber Center.................................... $ 3,430,624.00.

(e) To assist the Port of Pascagoula

with the North Rail Connector................... $ 6,600,000.00.

(f) To assist Jackson County Economic

Development Foundation with site development and

related support of a defense supplier............ $ 1,356,650.00.

(g) To assist the Pascagoula Redevelopment

Authority with the Innovation Center............. $ 1,000,000.00.

(h) To assist the Pascagoula Redevelopment

Authority with the City Center.................. $ 1,993,952.00.

(i) To assist the Institute for Marine

Mammal Studies with Educational Classrooms

and Dorms....................................... $ 3,000,000.00.

(j) To assist the City of Pass Christian

with redevelopment and revitalization............ $ 750,000.00.

(k) To assist the City of Long Beach

with development and revitalization.............. $ 2,000,000.00.

(l) To assist the City of Long Beach

with the Quarles House.......................... $ 2,000,000.00.

(m) To assist George County with a rail connection project:

(1) George County rail and highway

improvements for Enviva project.................. $ 600,000.00.

(2) Mississippi Export Railroad for

the Enviva project............................... $ 608,007.00.

SECTION 4. The following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is reappropriated out of any money in the Gulf Coast Restoration Fund not otherwise appropriated for the Mississippi Development Authority for the purpose of reauthorizing the expenditure of Gulf Coast Restoration Fund, as authorized in Senate Bill No. 2977, 2020 Regular Session, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022, and ending June 30, 2023..................................................

................................................. $5,500,000.00.

Notwithstanding the amount reappropriated under the provisions of this section, in no event shall the amount expended exceed the unexpended balance as of June 30, 2022.

Of the funds reappropriated in this section the following sums are provided for the following programs:

(a) For the Mississippi Development Authority

and the Air Service Development Incentive

Program.......................................... $2,500,000.00.

(b) For the Mississippi Development Authority

and the Quality of Place Incentives Program........ $3,000,000.00.

Of these funds, One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) is provided for the development of a South Mississippi defense and space industry strategy for small companies to compete for defense related contracts to include government, industry and academia.

SECTION 5. The following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is reappropriated out of any money in the Gulf Coast Restoration Fund not otherwise appropriated for the Mississippi Development Authority for the purpose of reauthorizing the expenditure of Gulf Coast Restoration Fund, as authorized in Senate Bill No. 2977, 2020 Regular Session, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022, and ending June 30, 2023..................................................

................................................... $500,000.00.

These funds are provided for Mississippi Development Authority's administrative expenses as outlined in Section 57-119-7, Mississippi Code of 1972. Prior to expending any funds in this section, the Mississippi Development Authority shall implement a project management system that provides for full tracking and reporting of the amounts appropriated, reappropriated and expended for each project funded by the Gulf Coast Restoration Fund in this act. The Mississippi Development Authority shall provide quarterly reports on the status of these projects to the Legislative Budget Office and the Department of Finance and Administration. The Mississippi Development Authority shall provide the Joint Legislative Budget Committee a detailed report and other such related information on each project's expenditures with the subsequent fiscal year's budget submission.

Notwithstanding the amount reappropriated under the provisions of this section, in no event shall the amount expended exceed the unexpended balance as of June 30, 2022.

SECTION 6. The money herein appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of any money in the State Treasury to the credit of the proper fund or funds as set forth in this act, upon warrants issued by the State Fiscal Officer; and the State Fiscal Officer shall issue his warrants upon requisitions signed by the proper person, officer or officers, in the manner provided by law.

SECTION 7. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2022, and shall stand repealed from and after June 29, 2022.


 

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Andrew Ketchings

Clerk of the House of Representatives