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(1) In the event that an agreement made pursuant to this chapter shall deal in whole or in part with the provision of services or facilities with regard to which an officer, unit or agency of the state government has constitutional or statutory powers of control, the agreement shall, as a condition precedent to its being in force, be submitted to the state officer, unit or agency having such power of control and shall be approved or disapproved by him or it as to all matters within his or its jurisdiction in the same manner and subject to the same requirements governing action of the Attorney General pursuant to subsection (2) of this section.
(2) Every agreement made by a local government unit under this chapter shall, prior to and as a condition precedent to its entry into force, be submitted to the Attorney General of this state who shall determine whether the agreement is in proper form and compatible with the laws of this state. The Attorney General shall approve any such agreement submitted to him hereunder unless he shall find that it does not meet the conditions set forth herein and elsewhere in the laws of this state and shall detail in writing addressed to the governing bodies of the units concerned the specific respects in which the proposed agreement fails to meet the requirements of law.
Failure to disapprove an agreement submitted hereunder within sixty (60) days of its submission shall constitute approval thereof.
(3) Prior to its being in force, an agreement made pursuant to this chapter shall be filed with the chancery clerk of each of the counties wherein a participating local government unit is located and with the Secretary of State. The chancery clerk and the Secretary of State shall preserve such agreements as public records and index and docket the same separate and apart from all other records in his office.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Mississippi Code Title 57. Planning, Research and Development § 57-64-23. Agreements; submission for state approval; filing - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ms/title-57-planning-research-and-development/ms-code-sect-57-64-23/
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