1997 Regular Session
To: County Affairs
By: Senator(s) Little
Senate Bill 2385
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 27-105-305, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE BOARDS OF SUPERVISORS, IN THEIR DISCRETION, TO RECEIVE BIDS FOR COUNTY DEPOSITORIES EVERY TWO YEARS RATHER THAN ANNUALLY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 27-105-305, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
27-105-305. The board of supervisors at the regular December 1997 meeting * * *, and annually thereafter or, in the discretion of the board of supervisors, every two (2) years thereafter, shall give notice to all financial institutions in its county whose accounts are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (or any successor thereto), by publication, that bids will be received from financial institutions at the following January meeting, or some subsequent meeting, for the privilege of keeping the county funds, or any part thereof, which notice shall refer by name to this article and it shall not be necessary to incorporate in the notice the provisions of this article; and at the January meeting, or a subsequent meeting as may be designated in the notice, as the case may be, the board of supervisors shall receive such bids or proposals as the financial institutions may make for the privilege of keeping the county funds, or any part thereof. The bids or proposals shall designate the kind of security as authorized by law which the financial institutions propose to give as security for funds, and the board shall cause the county funds and all other funds in the hands of the county treasurer to be deposited in the qualified financial institution or qualified institutions proposing the best terms and meeting the requirements provided in Section 27-105-315, having in view the safety of such funds. The terms made with each depository shall remain in force for the current year and until new arrangements shall be made according to this article.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.