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Bill of the Day: Bill to allow naming...

Bill of the Day: Bill to allow naming rights for road, bridge repairs through public-private partnership clears 2 MS House Committees

By: Frank Corder - January 31, 2022

Y’all Politics brings you a Bill of the Day from the Mississippi Legislature that just may pique your interest.

Would you or your company sponsor the repairs of a highway or bridge in your city if you got to name it?

State Representative Tom Miles (D) has filed HB 113 that would allow just that.

The bill states that the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) or a municipality may form a public-private partnership for the improvement of a highway, road, bridge or other asset in exchange for naming rights of the section being improved for which the private funding assistance was provided.

Miles’ bill would give MDOT the authority to adopt rules and regulations necessary for the department to utilize such public-private partnerships.

The bill was double referred in the House, which is a huge hurdle to clear. However, it has passed out of both the House Transportation and House Appropriations Committees and is waiting to be called up on the House floor for consideration.

You can read the full bill here.

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications such as the Daily Caller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father. Email Frank: