2002 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Bryan
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 5-1-1 AND 5-1-3, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CONFORM SUCH SECTIONS TO SECTION 254 OF THE MISSISSIPPI CONSTITUTION OF 1890; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 5-1-1, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
5-1-1. * * * The number of Representatives shall be one hundred twenty-two (122) and shall be elected from districts adopted as provided in Section 254 of the Mississippi Constitution of 1890.
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SECTION 2. Section 5-1-3, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
5-1-3. * * * The number of Senators shall be fifty-two (52) and shall be elected from fifty-two (52) districts adopted as provided in Section 254 of the Mississippi Constitution of 1890.
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SECTION 3. The Attorney General of the State of Mississippi shall submit this act, immediately upon approval by the Governor, or upon approval by the Legislature subsequent to a veto, to the Attorney General of the United States or to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in accordance with the provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended and extended.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after the date it is effectuated under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended and extended.