2003 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Gordon
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-17-59, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REQUIRE MEMBERS OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION WHO ARE QUALIFIED TO SERVE ON THE COMMISSION BY VIRTUE OF BEING THE HOLDER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE SALESMAN'S LICENSE TO BE EMPLOYED IN A FULL-TIME CAPACITY AS A MOTOR VEHICLE SALESMAN; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 63-17-59, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
63-17-59. Each of the members appointed to the commission shall be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Mississippi and a qualified elector of the jurisdiction from which appointed, and each shall be of good moral character. The members of the commission initially appointed by the Attorney General and the Secretary of State and all members subsequently appointed by them shall never have been engaged in the manufacture, distribution or sale of motor vehicles and shall not thereafter be so engaged as long as they are members of the commission. The members of the commission initially appointed by the Governor and all such members subsequently appointed by an incumbent Governor shall be qualified to receive a license under the provisions of the Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission Law and shall be holders of a current license within ninety (90) days after their respective appointments and shall continue to be holders of a current license at all times thereafter so long as they are such members; however, members who qualify by virtue of holding a license as a motor vehicle salesman must be employed as a motor vehicle salesman in a full-time capacity.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2003.