2016 Regular Session
To: Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency
By: Senator(s) Harkins
Senate Bill 2587
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT NO PERSON SHALL SERVE IN AN INTERIM OR HOLD-OVER CAPACITY FOR LONGER THAN 180 DAYS AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM TO WHICH HE OR SHE WAS APPOINTED IN CERTAIN POSITIONS ON MUNICIPAL BOARDS, COMMISSIONS OR AUTHORITIES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) No person shall serve in an interim or hold-over capacity for longer than one hundred eighty (180) days after the expiration of the term to which he or she was appointed in a position that is required by law to be filled by appointment of the governing body of a municipality, or by mayoral appointment with the advice and consent of the council or aldermen, including positions on boards, commissions or authorities.
(2) If the mayor or governing body of any municipality fails to nominate a person within one hundred eighty (180) days of the establishment of a board, commission or authority vacancy, or the date of vacancy, no municipal funds may be expended to compensate any person serving in the position.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2016.