March 20, 2002
TO THE MISSISSIPPI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:
GOVERNOR’S VETO MESSAGE FOR HOUSE BILL 642
I am returning House Bill Number 642: “AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 37-63-3, 37-151-17, 37-151-69 AND 37-153-7, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION TO DESIGNATE AN APPROPRIATE INDIVIDUAL TO SERVE IN HIS PLACE ON CERTAIN STATE BOARDS AND COUNCILS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES” without my approval, and assign the following reasons for my veto.
House Bill No. 642 is identical to and duplicates Senate Bill No. 2283 which has already been signed into law. This veto is not intended to and does not affect the status of Senate Bill No. 2283.
I urge the members to sustain the veto and reject House Bill No. 642.