Senate Amendments to House Bill No. 991
TO THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE:
THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT THE SENATE 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. (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. The Department of Finance and Administration is authorized to assign to the State Department of Health certain state-owned property known as the "Old Veterinary Diagnostics Building" located at 2531 North West Street in the City of Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, until completion and occupancy of the new health facility.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2006, and shall stand repealed on June 30, 2006.
Further, amend by striking the title in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
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; TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION TO ASSIGN TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CERTAIN STATE-OWNED PROPERTY KNOWN AS THE "OLD VETERINARY DIAGNOSTICS BUILDING" LOCATED IN THE CITY OF JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
John O. Gilbert
Secretary of the Senate