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COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO 1 PROPOSED TO
Senate Bill No. 2602
Amend by striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
SECTION 1. Section 47-5-20, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
47-5-20. The commissioner shall have the following powers and duties:
(a) To establish the general policy of the department;
(b) To approve proposals for the location of new facilities, for major renovation activities, and for the creation of new programs and divisions within the department as well as for the abolition of the same; provided, however, that the commissioner shall approve the location of no new facility unless the board of supervisors of the county or the governing authorities of the municipality in which the new facility is to be located shall have had the opportunity with at least sixty (60) days' prior notice to disapprove the location of the proposed facility. If either the board of supervisors or the governing authorities shall disapprove the facility, it shall not be located in that county or municipality. Said notice shall be made by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the members of the board or governing authorities and to the clerk thereof;
(c) Except as otherwise provided or required by law, to open bids and approve the sale of any products or manufactured goods by the department according to applicable provisions of law regarding bidding and sale of state property, and according to rules and regulations established by the State Fiscal Management Board; * * *
(d) To transfer, in his discretion, any employee of the department within the facility in which the employee is currently employed; and
(e) To adopt administrative rules and regulations including, but not limited to, offender transfer procedures, award of administrative earned time, personnel procedures, transfer of any employee within the facility in which the employee is currently employed and employment practices.
This section shall stand repealed from and after July 1, 2005.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Further, amend by striking the title in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 47-5-20, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE THE COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONS TO TRANSFER ANY EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT WITHIN THE FACILITY IN WHICH THE EMPLOYEE IS CURRENTLY EMPLOYED; TO ADD A REPEAL DATE OF JULY 1, 2005, ON THIS SECTION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.