DeSoto drainage bill goes to Senate

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — The Mississippi House has passed a bill that would allow counties to deal with local drainage problems on private property.

The Commercial Appeal reports the bill, passed Wednesday in the House and sent to the Senate, would allow county employees to go on private property to make drainage repairs.

Rep. John Mayor, a Democrat from Clarksdale, says state law allows public workers to go onto private property inside municipalities but county employees cannot do that outside city limits.

Mayo says county workers still would have to obtain homeowners’ permission before going on their property.

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The bill is House Bill 204.