Bryant signs bill removing port from state oversight
Published: April 30,2012
Tags: bills, executive, exporters, exporting, exports, governor, importers, importing, imports, lawmakers, laws, legislation, legislative, legislators, Legislature, ports, shipping, ships, state government, trade, transportation
GULFPORT — Legislation that removes the Port of Gulfport and its $570 million post-Hurricane Katrina expansion and renovation from state government oversight has been signed by the governor.
House Bill 1091 took effect with Gov. Phil Bryant’s signature this past week.
The bill exempts the Port of Gulfport from state-agency bidding and purchasing oversight and declares it to be its own governing authority.
The attorney general’s office had said the port should have been under Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration.
Supporters said the port has always been its own governing authority and already has to follow state bid laws and answer to various state and federal agencies. They say the port doesn’t need more state bureaucracy slowing projects down.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Top Posts & Pages
- TECH 21 — Mississippi's most wanted in technology
- REVVING UP — Motorcars of Jackson is preparing to open its first-ever showroom on I-55
- Officials set hunting dates for birds; expands dove season by 20 days
- Mississippi judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to overturn Sen. Cochran's GOP primary win
- Judge expected to rule today on McDaniel's challenge of loss to Cochran
- Isle of Capri reports decreased in-state revenues; experiencing 'market pressures'
- FLIPPING OUT — Flipping houses is popular in much of the country, but in Mississippi ...
- Circuit clerks question how to get records to McDaniel's trial
- Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto are dotting every ‘i’ and crossing every ‘t’ in the development of Seafood R’evolution, which is set to open in November