- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Harrison County Supervisors now will have oversight of the Mississippi Coast Coliseum Commission instead of the state.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1NwwhuI) Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1203 on Friday.

Effective July 1, the bill ends the governor’s appointments to the Coliseum Commission and the legislature’s control of the budget and the $7 million trust fund.

The legislature put limits on how the money is spent for two years until a new board is in place and has some experience. The county is limited to spending $2 million for repairs, restorations, debt service and capital improvements to the Coliseum and Convention Center through February 16, 2018. After that the bill says the county can spend any or all of the money remaining in the fund, upon the recommendation of the commission.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com


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