SEC. 51-33-5. Petition for conservation powers.
Before the additional powers granted by sections 51-33-1 to 51-33-9 shall become applicable to any drainage district in this state, the commissioners of such district shall file a petition in the chancery court requesting such additional powers as set forth herein, whereupon the chancery clerk shall immediately publish a notice in a newspaper having general circulation in the said drainage district for two successive insertions, giving notice of said petition and designating a date, not less than ten days after the last publication of notice, at which a hearing may be had on said petition; and proceedings shall be conducted in so far as possible in accordance with procedures set forth for determining whether or not the district shall be created in the first instance, and the chancellor shall render his decree accordingly.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 4606.5; Laws, 1955, Ex. ch. 92, Secs. 1-5; 1958, ch. 456, Sec. 3; 1960, ch. 176; 1966, ch. 228, Sec. 1, eff from and after passage (approved June 11, 1966).