1998 Regular Session
To: Fees, Salaries and Administration; Judiciary
By: Senator(s) Robertson
Senate Bill 2980
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT TO CREATE A STUDY COMMITTEE TO ADDRESS THE FEASIBILITY OF A UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES LAW; TO REQUIRE A REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE LEGISLATURE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) There is created an Administrative Procedures Law Reform Task Force which shall be representative of state agencies, boards and commissions and private citizens, and shall be composed of the following eleven (11) members:
(a) The Secretary of State, or his designated Assistant Secretary of State;
(b) Four (4) members to be appointed by the Secretary of State;
(c) Three (3) members to be appointed by the Lieutenant Governor; and
(d) Three (3) members to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The Secretary of State shall serve as the chairman of the committee. The committee shall study the need for and feasibility of legislation to address uniform and consistent state agency administrative rule making, public access to administrative processes, adjudicative proceedings and appellate procedures to be included as a part of an administrative procedures law.
(2) The committee shall conduct its study with the goal of recommending legislative action, as appropriate, that will serve the interests of government efficiency, impartial and fair adjudications and judicial economy.
(3) The committee shall hold regular meetings beginning immediately after passage of Senate Bill No. 2980, 1998 Regular Session, with the committee to report to the Legislature on or before December 1, 1998, with its recommendations for proposed legislation.
(4) The work of the committee shall not be funded by any additional legislative appropriation and nonlegislative committee members shall receive no per diem for their work. Legislative members shall be paid from the contingent expense funds of their respective houses in the amount authorized by Section 25-3-69, Mississippi Code of 1972, and a mileage and expense allowance in the amount authorized by Section 5-1-47, Mississippi Code of 1972.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.