Bill Text: MS HB1246 | 2021 | Regular Session | Engrossed


Bill Title: Capitol Complex Improvement District; authorize demolition of slum and blighted properties located within.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2021-02-16 - Referred To Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency [HB1246 Detail]

Download: Mississippi-2021-HB1246-Engrossed.html

MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE

2021 Regular Session

To: Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency

By: Representatives Crudup, Brown (70th), Summers, Gibbs (72nd), Holloway, Stamps

House Bill 1246

(As Passed the House)

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 29-5-201, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS" TO ALLOW FOR THE DEMOLITION OF SLUM AND BLIGHTED PROPERTIES LOCATED WITHIN THE CAPITOL COMPLEX IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

     BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:

     SECTION 1.  Section 29-5-201, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:

     29-5-201.  As used in Sections 29-5-201 through 29-5-217:

          (a)  "District" means the Capitol Complex Improvement District.

          (b)  "Improvement projects" means the following types of projects in the public areas of the district:

              (i)  Street reconstruction, resurfacing and other repairs to roadways, curbs and gutters;

              (ii)  Bridge construction, reconstruction and repair;

              (iii)  Reconstructing and repairing of surface water drainage systems including street drains, ditches, culverts and other components of the system;

              (iv)  Installing and replacing street lighting;

              (v)  Installing and replacing traffic signals;

              (vi)  Installation of new water and sewer lines and rehabilitation of existing water and sewer lines serving the district, including those portions extending beyond the district boundary required to perform the work;

              (vii)  Reconstruction and repair of parks and public rights-of-way;

              (viii)  Reconstruction and repair of sidewalks along public streets;

              (ix)  Planting and replacing landscaping materials, trees, and site amenities within public parks and rights-of-way;

              (x)  Relocation underground of power and communication lines serving the district, including those portions extending beyond the district boundary required to perform the work;  * * *and

              (xi)  Infrastructure, public safety, and other improvements as determined necessary by the Executive Director of the Department of Finance and Administration * * *.; and

              (xii)  Demolition and removal of structures,  property and debris designated by the Capitol Complex Improvement District Advisory Committee as slum or blight, which constitute a nuisance to public health, safety and welfare.

     SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2021.


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