2010 Mississippi Code
TITLE 65 - HIGHWAYS, BRIDGES AND FERRIES
Chapter 37 - Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program.
65-37-13 - Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Fund; appropriations; expenditures; crediting of monies to counties in advance of normal accrual.

§ 65-37-13. Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Fund; appropriations; expenditures; crediting of monies to counties in advance of normal accrual.
 

(1)  There is created in the State Treasury a special fund to be designated as the "Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Fund." The fund shall consist of monies that the Legislature appropriates under subsection (2) of this section, the proceeds of bonds issued under Section 10 of Chapter 557, Laws of 2009, and any other monies that the Legislature may designate for deposit into the fund. Monies in the fund may be expended upon legislative appropriation in accordance with the provisions of Sections 65-37-1 through 65-37-15. 

(2) (a)  During each regular legislative session held in calendar years 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998, if the official General Fund revenue estimate for the succeeding fiscal year for which appropriations are being made reflects a growth in General Fund revenues of three percent (3%) or more for that succeeding fiscal year, then the Legislature shall appropriate Twenty-five Million Dollars ($25,000,000.00) from the State General Fund for deposit into the Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Fund.

(b) During the regular legislative session held in calendar year 1999, if the official General Fund revenue estimate for the succeeding fiscal year for which appropriations are being made reflects a growth in General Fund revenues of two percent (2%) or more for the succeeding fiscal year, then the Legislature shall appropriate Ten Million Dollars ($10,000,000.00) from the State General Fund for deposit into the Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Fund. 

(c) Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph (c), during each regular legislative session held in calendar years 2001 through 2014, if the official General Fund revenue estimate for the succeeding fiscal year for which appropriations are being made reflects a growth in General Fund revenues of two percent (2%) or more for the succeeding fiscal year, then the Legislature shall appropriate Twenty Million Dollars ($20,000,000.00) from the State General Fund for deposit into the Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Fund. However, during the regular legislative sessions held in calendar years 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, the Legislature shall not be required to appropriate funds for deposit into the Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Fund. 

(3)  Monies that are deposited into the fund under the provisions of this section may be expended upon requisition therefor by the State Aid Engineer in accordance with the provisions of Sections 65-37-1 through 65-37-15. The Office of State Aid Road Construction shall be entitled to reimbursement from monies in the fund, upon requisitions therefor by the State Aid Engineer, for the actual expenses incurred by the office in administering the provisions of the local system bridge replacement and rehabilitation program. Unexpended amounts remaining in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall not lapse into the State General Fund, and any interest earned on amounts in the fund shall be deposited to the credit of the fund. 

(4)  Monies in the Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Fund shall be allocated and become available for distribution to counties in accordance with the formula prescribed in Section 65-37-3 beginning January 1, 1995, on a project-by-project basis. Monies in the Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Fund may not be used or expended for any purpose except as authorized under Sections 65-37-1 through 65-37-15. 

(5)  Monies in the Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Fund may be credited to a county in advance of the normal accrual to finance certain projects, subject to the approval of the State Aid Engineer and subject further to the following limitations: 

(a) That the maximum amount of such monies that may be advanced to any county shall not exceed ninety percent (90%) of the funds estimated to accrue to such county during the remainder of the term of office of the board of supervisors of such county; 

(b) That no advance credit of funds will be made to any county when the unobligated balance in the Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Fund is less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00); and 

(c) That such advance crediting of funds be effected by the State Aid Engineer at the time of the approval of the plans and specifications for the proposed projects. 
 

It is the intent of this provision to utilize to the fullest practicable extent the balance of monies in the Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Fund on hand at all times. 
 

Sources: Laws,  1994, ch. 557, § 10; Laws, 1999, ch. 415, § 2; Laws, 1999, ch. 549, § 2; Laws, 2000, ch. 574, § 8; Laws, 2003, ch. 469, § 17; Laws, 2004, 3rd Ex Sess, ch. 1, § 135; Laws, 2006, ch. 559, § 17; Laws, 2007, ch. 580, § 14; Laws, 2008, ch. 504, § 2; Laws, 2008, ch. 507, § 13; Laws, 2009, ch. 381, § 3; Laws, 2009, ch. 557, § 11; Laws, 2009, ch. 563, § 10, eff from and after passage (approved May 13, 2009.)
 

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