2005 Regular Session
To: Apportionment and Elections
By: Representative Mims
AN ACT TO REPEAL SECTION 23-15-217, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH REQUIRES A COMMISSIONER OF ELECTION, WHO DESIRES TO BE A CANDIDATE FOR ANY OTHER OFFICE, TO RESIGN BEFORE JANUARY 1 OF THE YEAR IN WHICH HE DESIRES TO SEEK OFFICE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 23-15-217, Mississippi Code of 1972, which requires a commissioner of election, who desires to be a candidate for any other office, to resign before January 1 of the year in which he desires to seek office, is repealed.
SECTION 2. The Attorney General of the State of Mississippi shall submit this act, immediately upon approval by the Governor, or upon approval by the Legislature subsequent to a veto, to the Attorney General of the United States or to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in accordance with the provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended and extended.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after the date it is effectuated under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended and extended.