2003 Regular Session
By: Representative Watson
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING TO AMEND SECTION 99 OF THE MISSISSIPPI CONSTITUTION OF 1890, TO DELETE REFERENCE TO ELECTION OF THE STATE LIBRARIAN BY THE LEGISLATURE; TO REPEAL SECTION 106 OF THE MISSISSIPPI CONSTITUTION OF 1890, WHICH PROVIDES THAT A STATE LIBRARIAN SHALL BE CHOSEN BY THE LEGISLATURE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That the following amendments to the Mississippi Constitution of 1890 are proposed to the qualified electors of the state:
Amend Section 99, Mississippi Constitution of 1890, to read as follows:
"Section 99. The Legislature shall not elect any other than its own officers * * *."
Amend the Mississippi Constitution of 1890 by repealing Section 106 which reads as follows:
"Section 106. There shall be a State Librarian, to be chosen by the Legislature, on joint vote of the two (2) houses to serve four (4) years, whose duties and compensation shall be prescribed by law."
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That these proposed amendments shall be submitted by the Secretary of State to the qualified electors at an election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November 2003, as provided by Section 273 of the Constitution and by general law, with the amendments in this resolution being voted on as one (1) amendment since the proposed amendments pertain to one (1) subject.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the explanation of this proposed amendment for the ballot shall read as follows: "This proposed constitutional amendment deletes the provisions which require the State Librarian to be chosen by the Legislature."