1997 Regular Session
By: Representatives Davis (7th), Miller
House Bill 1018
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 27-101-1 AND 27-101-3, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT STATE AGENCIES PROVIDE COPIES OF THEIR ANNUAL REPORTS TO THE LEGISLATURE; TO PROVIDE THAT STATE AGENCIES SHALL PREPARE EXECUTIVE SUMMARIES OF THEIR ANNUAL REPORTS, AND SHALL SEND COPIES OF THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARIES TO THE GOVERNOR, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, EACH MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE AND OTHER STATE OFFICIALS; TO PROVIDE THAT THE PERSONS TO WHOM EXECUTIVE SUMMARIES ARE SENT MAY RECEIVE A COPY OF ANY ANNUAL REPORT UPON REQUEST TO THE AGENCY THAT PREPARED IT; TO AMEND SECTION 27-101-5, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO UPDATE A REFERENCE THEREIN; TO REPEAL SECTION 27-101-7, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH EXCLUDES THE REPORTS OF THE STATE TREASURER AND AUDITOR FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 27-101-1, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
27-101-1. (1) Each and every educational, eleemosynary and other institution of the State of Mississippi supported in whole or in part by the state, and each and every board, agency, commission and department of government, except the Insurance * * * and Educational departments, shall prepare, on or before December 31 of each year, a detailed report covering the annual period ending the preceding June 30. The Insurance Department shall prepare, on or before December 31 of each year, a like report covering the annual period ending the preceding March 1. The Department of Education shall prepare, on or before December 31 of each year, a like report covering the annual period ending the preceding August 30.
(2) Each agency, board, commission, department and institution required by this section to prepare an annual report also shall prepare an executive summary of the report that is not more than three (3) pages long.
SECTION 2. Section 27-101-3, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
27-101-3. One (1) copy of each annual report required by Section 27-101-1 shall be sent to the State Librarian. One (1) copy of the executive summary of each annual report shall be sent to the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, each member of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and each state elected and appointed official. Each person to whom an executive summary is sent may receive a copy of any annual report upon request to the agency, board, commission, department or institution that prepared the report.
SECTION 3. Section 27-101-5, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
27-101-5. The Department of Finance and Administration may authorize the publication of additional copies of the annual or other reports in meritorious cases.
SECTION 4. Section 27-101-7, Mississippi Code of 1972, which excludes the reports of the State Treasurer and Auditor from the provisions of this chapter, is repealed.
SECTION 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.