1998 Regular Session
To: County Affairs
By: Senator(s) Hall, Harden
Senate Bill 2540
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 19-3-11 AND 19-3-13, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO ELIMINATE THE MANDATORY ALTERNATION OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING LOCATIONS IN COUNTIES HAVING TWO JUDICIAL DISTRICTS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 19-3-11, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
19-3-11. * * * The board of supervisors shall hold regular meetings at the courthouse or in the chancery clerk's office in those counties where the chancery clerk's office is in a building separate from the courthouse. However, the board of supervisors may meet in any other county-owned building if such building is located within one (1) mile of the courthouse and if, more than thirty (30) days prior to changing the meeting place, the board posts a conspicuous, permanent notice to that effect in the chancery clerk's office and in one (1) other place in the courthouse, publishes notice thereof in a newspaper published in the county, or if there be no newspaper published in the county, then in a newspaper having general circulation in the county, once each week, for at least three (3) consecutive weeks, and enters an order upon its minutes designating and describing in full the building and room to be used as the meeting room of the board of supervisors. In counties having only one (1) court district, the board of supervisors shall meet on the first Monday of each month. However, when such meeting date falls on a legal holiday, then the said meeting shall be held on the succeeding day.
SECTION 2. Section 19-3-13, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
19-3-13. In counties having two (2) court districts, the board of supervisors shall hold regular meetings on the first Monday of each month and may elect to hold two (2) regular meetings each month; and * * * the board of supervisors shall enter an order upon its minutes designating and describing in full the schedule and location of its meetings, which shall be advertised as set forth in Section 19-3-11 * * *.
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However, in counties having two (2) court districts where the board of supervisors has heretofore pursuant to law elected to hold two (2) regular meetings a month, the board of supervisors may continue to hold two (2) such regular meetings each month, as heretofore provided for, and no further order or notice of such meetings shall be required.
Moreover, in those counties having two (2) judicial districts, where the act creating the two (2) districts provides otherwise, the board of supervisors may continue to hold regular meetings as required by the act creating the two (2) districts.
When any such meeting date falls on a legal holiday, then the said meeting shall be held on the succeeding day.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after October 1, 1998.