2003 Regular Session
To: Fees, Salaries and Administration
By: Senator(s) Chaney, Williamson
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 25-9-149, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REQUIRE THE STATE PERSONNEL BOARD TO AFFORD ANY INDIVIDUAL HOLDING A MISSISSIPPI OCCUPATIONAL DIPLOMA FULL OPPORTUNITY IN SEEKING EMPLOYMENT IN STATE SERVICE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 25-9-149, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
25-9-149. (1) It is the intent of the Legislature that no person seeking employment in state service, as defined in Section 25-9-107, Mississippi Code of 1972, or employed in state service, as defined in Section 25-9-107, Mississippi Code of 1972, shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or handicap.
(2) The State Personnel Board shall afford any individual holding a Mississippi Occupational Diploma issued by a local school district pursuant to Section 37-16-11, Mississippi Code of 1972, full opportunity in applying for and qualifying for employment in state service.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2003.