1997 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Gordon, Furniss
Senate Bill 2520
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 29-5-9, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT THE NEW CAPITOL RECEPTIONIST SHALL BE EMPLOYED BY THE LEGISLATURE RATHER THAN BY THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 29-5-9, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
29-5-9. (1) The director shall have the power and is hereby authorized to employ * * * an elevator operator for the New Capitol Building.
(2) The Senate Management Committee and the House Management Committee (or any successors having responsibility for the hiring of legislative employees), acting jointly, shall have the power, and are hereby authorized, to employ and compensate a receptionist for the New Capitol Building and any assistants deemed necessary for such receptionist. Compensation for the receptionist and any assistants shall be paid out of funds appropriated for joint legislative operations.
It shall be the duty of such receptionist to operate an information desk, furnish information to visitors; maintain a registration book for visitors; distribute literature furnished by state agencies, historical societies, pilgrimage clubs, private individuals or organizations engaged in the manufacturing of products from Mississippi resources; and conduct tours of the building. All agencies of the State of Mississippi and others having literature for distribution shall supply the New Capitol Building receptionist with copies of such literature for distribution.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.