SEC. 51-21-1. Legislative determination and declaration of policy.
It is hereby declared, as a matter of legislative determination, that the soil, the waterways, and the surface waters of the state are among its basic resources; that the soil and overflow and surface waters of the state have not heretofore been conserved to realize their full beneficial use; that the utilization, development, conservation, and regulation of such soil and waters are necessary to insure an adequate flood control program and a sanitary water supply at all times, to promote the balanced economic development of the state, and to aid in conservation and development of the soils and forests of the state, irrigation of lands needing irrigation, navigation, and pollution abatement. It is further determined and declared that the preservation, conservation, storage, and regulation of the waters of the Lower Mississippi River, its tributaries, and their overflow waters for domestic, commercial, municipal, industrial, agricultural, and manufacturing purposes, for recreational uses, for flood control, timber development, irrigation, navigation, and pollution abatement, and for the preservation, conservation, and development of the soil of the Lower Mississippi River Basin are, as a matter of public policy, for the general welfare of the entire people of the state.
It is hereby further declared as a matter of legislative determination that the creation of the Lower Mississippi River Basin Development District is 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.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 5956-321; Laws, 1966, ch. 259, Sec. 1, eff from and after passage (approved June 16, 1966).
SECTION 5. Sections 51-21-1, 51-21-3, 51-21-5, 51-21-7, 51-21-9, 51-21-11, 51-21-13 and 51-21-14, Mississippi Code of 1972, which establish legislative intent and policy for the Lower Mississippi River Basin Development District, authorize the organization of the district and specify which counties may become part of the district, and provide for a board of directors, creation of the district, powers and duties of the district and issuance of bonds and levy of special tax by the district, are repealed.
SOURCE: 1997 Laws, Chapter 403, Section 5, SB2937, Effective July 1, 1997.