2004 Regular Session
By: Representative Pierce
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 37-39-23, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CLARIFY THE AUTHORITY OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO MAKE JOINT PURCHASES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 37-39-23, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
37-39-23. The school boards of all public school districts may, in their discretion, * * * enter into an agreement, not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter, to act jointly in the purchase of maintenance, operational and scholastic services, supplies and materials and equipment.
It is the purpose of this section to enable the school systems * * * to achieve economies of scale through increased purchasing power to the end that the education tax revenues be utilized efficiently.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2004.