2000 Regular Session
To: Wildlife and Fisheries
By: Senator(s) Posey
Senate Bill 2370
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 49-4-13, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE, FISHERIES AND PARKS OBTAIN THE APPROVAL OF THE COMMISSION ON WILDLIFE, FISHERIES AND PARKS TO HIRE AND FIRE EMPLOYEES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 49-4-13, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
49-4-13. * * * The executive director of the department * * * shall have the following powers and duties:
(a) To supervise and direct all administrative and technical activities of the department;
(b) To employ * * * qualified professional personnel in the subject matter or fields, and such other technical and clerical staff as may be required for the operation of the department;
(c) To coordinate all studies in the State of Mississippi concerned with the supply, development, use and conservation of wildlife, fisheries and parks;
(d) To prepare and deliver to the Legislature and the Governor on or before January 1 of each year, and at such other times as may be required by the Legislature or Governor, a full report of the work of the department, including a detailed statement of expenditures of the department and any recommendations the department may have;
(e) To enter into cooperative agreements with any federal or state agency or subdivision thereof, or any public or private institution located inside or outside the State of Mississippi, or any person, corporation or association in connection with studies and investigations pertaining to wildlife, fisheries and parks, provided the agreements do not have a financial cost in excess of the amounts appropriated for such purposes by the Legislature;
(f) In his discretion, to enter into an affinity relationship with a credit card issuer and to expend funds derived therefrom to improve wildlife management areas; and
(g) To carry out all regulations and rules adopted by the commission and enforce all licenses and permits issued by the commission.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.