Bill on Jackson Capitol Complex moves to Senate

After passing earlier in the month, but held for reconsideration, a bill that would form a new infrastructure improvement district in Jackson was amended and sent to the Senate. House Bill 1226 would create the Capitol Complex Improvement District with a five-member board of directors and an executive director to oversee the district and a 11-member advisory board. During debate on the bill Feb. 1, Rep. Adrienne Wooten, D-Jackson, protested, saying that members of the Jackson delegation had not been briefed on the bill even though its sponsor, Republican Rep. Bill Denny, is from Jackson. Under the original bill, two board members would be appointed by the governor, two by the lieutenant governor and one by the mayor of Jackson.