Mississippi Legislature
2003 Regular Session

House Bill 1262

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Title

Description: School districts; provide for elected boards.

Bill Text: [Introduced]

History of Actions:

1 01/20 (H) Referred To Education;Apportionment and Elections
2 02/04 (H) Died In Committee

Background Information:

Effective dateVRA
DispositionDead
DeadlineGeneral Bill/Constitutional Amendment
RevenueNo
Vote type requiredMajority

House Committees:

Principal Author: Frierson

Code Sections: A 037-0005-0007, A 037-0007-0203, A 037-0007-0207, A 037-0007-0707, RP 037-0005-0001, RP 037-0005-0003, RP 037-0005-0009, RP 037-0005-0018, RP 037-0005-0019, RP 037-0007-0201, RP 037-0007-0204, RP 037-0007-0209, RP 037-0007-0211, RP 037-0007-0213, RP 037-0007-0215, RP 037-0007-0217, RP 037-0007-0219, RP 037-0007-0221, RP 037-0007-0223, RP 037-0007-0225, RP 037-0007-0227, RP 037-0007-0229, RP 037-0007-0703, RP 037-0007-0705, RP 037-0007-0709, RP 037-0007-0711, RP 037-0007-0713, RP 037-0007-0715, RP 037-0007-0717, RP 037-0007-0723

Title: AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A UNIFORM METHOD FOR ELECTING ALL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS IN ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS; TO PROVIDE FOR THE ELECTION OF THE MEMBERS OF SCHOOL BOARDS FROM SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER DISTRICTS BY THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF SUCH DISTRICTS, TO DIRECT THE APPORTIONMENT OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS INTO FIVE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER DISTRICTS, TO ESTABLISH AN ELECTION SCHEDULE IN ORDER TO PROVIDE FOR AN ORDERLY TRANSITION IN THE MEMBERSHIP OF SCHOOL BOARDS FROM THE MEMBERS CURRENTLY SERVING TO THE NEWLY CONSTITUTED SCHOOL BOARDS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE ELECTION OF ALL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS IN THE NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION, AND TO PRESCRIBE THE MANNER IN WHICH VACANCIES ON THE SCHOOL BOARDS SHALL BE FILLED; TO AMEND SECTIONS 37-5-7, 37-7-203, 37-7-207 AND 37-7-707, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, IN CONFORMITY THERETO; TO REPEAL SECTIONS 37-5-1, 37-5-3, 37-5-9, 37-5-18 AND 37-5-19, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH ESTABLISH THE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AND PROVIDE FOR THE QUALIFICATIONS AND ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS AND FILLING OF VACANCIES ON THE BOARD; TO REPEAL SECTION 37-7-201, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH ESTABLISHES THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER; TO REPEAL SECTION 37-7-204, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH PROVIDES FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF INTERIM BOARD MEMBERS TO FILL CERTAIN VACANCIES ON THE SCHOOL BOARDS OF COUNTYWIDE MUNICIPAL SEPARATE SCHOOL DISTRICTS; TO REPEAL SECTIONS 37-7-209 THROUGH 37-7-219, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH PROVIDE CERTAIN METHODS FOR ELECTING TRUSTEES FROM ADDED TERRITORY OF MUNICIPAL SEPARATE SCHOOL DISTRICTS; TO REPEAL SECTIONS 37-7-221 THROUGH 37-7-229, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH PROVIDE A PROCEDURE FOR THE ELECTION OF CONSOLIDATED OR CONSOLIDATED LINE SCHOOL DISTRICT TRUSTEES; TO REPEAL SECTION 37-7-703, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR SELECTING TRUSTEES IN SPECIAL MUNICIPAL SEPARATE SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT EMBRACE THE ENTIRE COUNTY, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2008; TO REPEAL SECTION 37-7-705, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR SELECTING TRUSTEES IN SPECIAL MUNICIPAL SEPARATE SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT EMBRACE THE ENTIRE COUNTY AND IN WHICH A MAJORITY OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE COUNTY RESIDE OUTSIDE THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE MUNICIPALITY; TO REPEAL SECTIONS 37-7-709 THROUGH 37-7-717, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH PROVIDE VARIOUS METHODS FOR SELECTING TRUSTEES OF SPECIAL MUNICIPAL SEPARATE SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND FILLING VACANCIES ON SUCH SCHOOL BOARDS; TO REPEAL SECTION 37-7-723, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH PROVIDES THAT IN SPECIAL MUNICIPAL SEPARATE SCHOOL DISTRICTS EMBRACING AN ENTIRE COUNTY, THE SCHOOL BOARD OF THE SPECIAL MUNICIPAL SEPARATE SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERSEDES THE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.


Information pertaining to this measure was last updated on 02/04/03 at 17:51.

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