2000 Regular Session
By: Representative Holland
House Bill 414
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 69-7-253, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REVISE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE MISSISSIPPI EGG MARKETING BOARD; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 69-7-253, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
69-7-253. There is hereby continued the Mississippi Egg Marketing Board with domicile at the capital city of the state. The board shall be composed of five (5) members: one (1) member shall be the Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce as ex officio member. One (1) member shall be an egg producer as defined in this article. Three (3) members shall be employed by or associated with egg industry related businesses, or disciplines which include poultry support, marketing, promotion, home economist, extension poultry science agencies and the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce. No more than one (1) industry-related business or discipline member shall be employed by, associated with or have a financial interest in the same company or subsidiary.
The appointment of the members shall be made by the Governor of the State of Mississippi, with the advice and consent of the Senate. All appointments shall be made for terms of six (6) years from a list of not more than three (3) producers and not less than three (3) individuals representing egg industry related businesses or disciplines, provided by the board based upon a poll of its members. Each member shall serve, after the completion of his term, until his successor is appointed and duly qualified. Each vacancy shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term.
The terms of office of persons appointed under the original act shall continue until the expiration of the terms to which they were appointed, the intent of this article being to continue the Mississippi Egg Marketing Board.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2000.