Bill Text: MS SB2017 | 2012 | Regular Session | Engrossed
Mississippi Senate Bill 2017 (Prior Session Legislation)
Bill Title: Highways; designate U.S. Highway 82 as "Mississippi Heritage Highway." [Track Bill]
Status: 2012-04-03 - Died In Committee [SB2017 Detail]
2012 Regular Session
To: Highways and Transportation
By: Senator(s) Chassaniol, Clarke, Brown, Jordan, Jackson (15th), Simmons (13th), Simmons (12th)
Senate Bill 2017
(As Passed the Senate)
AN ACT TO DESIGNATE U.S. HIGHWAY 82 AS THE "MISSISSIPPI HERITAGE HIGHWAY"; TO AUTHORIZE MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES TO DESIGNATE HISTORICAL SITES AND EVENTS ALONG THE HIGHWAY; TO AUTHORIZE THE MISSISSIPPI TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT TO APPROVE AND ERECT HERITAGE HIGHWAY MARKERS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) U.S. Highway 82 in the State of Mississippi is designated and shall be known as "Mississippi Heritage Highway."
(2) The municipalities and counties along the highway shall designate historical sites and events along the Mississippi Heritage Highway to offer to tourists and targeted groups a structured tour of historical sites and events.
(3) The Mississippi Department of Transportation shall purchase appropriate Mississippi Heritage Highway markers from any of its available funds. The texts for the historical markers shall be approved by the department and the department shall erect and maintain the markers.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2012.