2006 Regular Session
To: Public Property
By: Representative Weathersby
AN ACT TO CREATE A JOINT LEGISLATIVE STUDY COMMITTEE FOR THE PURPOSES OF STUDYING DEVELOPMENT POSSIBILITIES AND ALTERNATIVES FOR THE PROPERTY FORMERLY OCCUPIED BY THE MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AND TO CONSIDER THE DISPOSAL OF ANY STATE PROPERTY DEEMED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION TO BE SURPLUS PROPERTY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) There is created a joint committee of the Legislature for the purpose of studying development possibilities and alternatives for the real property owned by the State of Mississippi and formerly occupied by the Mississippi School for the Blind. The joint committee shall consider the best interests of nearby neighborhoods, the Mississippi School for the Blind and preservation thereof in making its report. The joint committee shall also study and consider the disposal of any state property determined by the Department of Finance and Administration to be surplus property. The joint committee shall be composed of five (5) members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House and five (5) members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor. The joint committee shall report to the House of Representatives and the Senate by January 5, 2007, as to its findings.
(2) No action shall be taken with respect to any sale, lease or development of the real property described in subsection (1) of this section without specific legislative act.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.