2005 Regular Session
To: Conservation and Water Resources
By: Representative Moak
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 49-2-21, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SHALL BE THE SOLE LEGAL ADVISOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 49-2-21, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
49-2-21. The Attorney General shall be counsel and attorney for the commission and the Department of Environmental Quality and shall provide such legal services as may be requested from time to time, without cost. The Attorney General shall be the sole legal advisor of the commission and the department in all matters relating to the commission and the department and to the powers and duties of its officers.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.