2004 Regular Session
By: Representative Franks
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING TO REPEAL SECTION 210, MISSISSIPPI CONSTITUTION OF 1890, WHICH PROHIBITS PUBLIC OFFICERS OF THE STATE AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE STATE, AND TEACHERS AND TRUSTEES OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS, FROM BEING INTERESTED IN THE SALE, PROCEEDS OR PROFITS OF ANY BOOKS, APPARATUS OR FURNITURE TO BE USED IN ANY PUBLIC SCHOOL IN THIS STATE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That the following amendment to the Mississippi Constitution of 1890 is proposed to the qualified electors of the state:
Repeal Section 210, Mississippi Constitution of 1890, which reads as follows:
"Section 210. No public officer of this state, or any district, county, city, or town thereof, nor any teacher or trustee of any public school, shall be interested in the sale, proceeds, or profits of any books, apparatus or furniture to be used in any public school in this state. Penalties shall be provided by law for the violation of this section."
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this proposed amendment 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 2004, as provided by Section 273 of the Constitution and by general law.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the explanation of this proposed amendment for the ballot shall read as follows: "This proposed constitutional amendment repeals Section 210 of the constitution which prohibits public officers of the state and political subdivisions of the state, and teachers and trustees of public schools, from being interested in the sale, proceeds or profits of any books, apparatus or furniture to be used in any public school in this state."