COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO 1 PROPOSED TO
Senate Bill No. 2943
Amend by striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
SECTION 1. Legislative findings.
In the spirit of the report of the Governor's Commission on Recovery, Rebuilding and Renewal, the Legislature finds that there is a need for consolidation of water, wastewater, storm water and solid waste services in order to reduce costs, promote resilience in the event of disaster, improve the quality of the natural environment, and improve the planning and delivery of quality water, wastewater, storm water and solid waste services within the areas of the Counties of George, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River and Stone. It is further declared that there is need for the planning, acquisition, construction, maintenance, operation and coordination of user-funded water, wastewater, storm water and solid waste systems in order to ensure protection of the waters of the state and to ensure the delivery of water, wastewater, storm water and solid waste services to citizens of the Gulf Coast Region. The creation of the Mississippi Gulf Region Utility Board Act is determined to be necessary and essential to the accomplishment of these purposes.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Further, amend by striking the title in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
AN ACT TO CREATE THE MISSISSIPPI GULF REGION UTILITY BOARD; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.