2016 Mississippi Code
Title 65 - Highways, Bridges and Ferries
Chapter 26 - Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Bridges
§ 65-26-1. Legislative declaration of purpose

MS Code § 65-26-1 (2016) What's This?

It is hereby declared, as a matter of legislative determination, that the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway is one of Mississippi's basic resources, and that the utilization, development, conservation and regulation of such waterway is necessary to promote and enhance the balanced economic development of the state.

It is further determined and declared that the use, development, conservation and regulation of waters of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway for domestic, municipal, commercial, industrial, agricultural and manufacturing purposes, for recreational uses, transportation, economic development, irrigation, navigation and pollution abatement are, as a matter of public policy, for the general welfare of the entire people of the state.

The provisions of this chapter are determined to be necessary and essential to the accomplishment of the aforesaid purposes, and that this chapter operates on a subject in which the state-at-large is interested.

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