2005 Regular Session
By: Representative Lott, Staples, Jennings, Bounds, Denny, Hamilton (6th), Mayhall
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 27-101-1, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REQUIRE AGENCIES THAT PREPARE ANNUAL REPORTS TO KEEP TO A MINIMUM THE COSTS FOR PRODUCING THOSE REPORTS; TO AMEND SECTION 27-101-3, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT AGENCIES, THAT PREPARE ANNUAL REPORTS SHALL NOT FURNISH COPIES OF THE REPORTS TO ANY STATE OFFICIAL OR AGENCY EXCEPT UPON THE SPECIFIC REQUEST OF THAT OFFICIAL OR AGENCY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 27-101-1, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
27-101-1. (1) Each and every educational, eleemosynary and other institution of the State of Mississippi supported in whole or in part by the state, and each and every board, agency, commission and department of government, except the Insurance and Educational departments, shallprepare, on or before December 31 of each year, a detailed report covering the annual period ending the preceding June 30. The Insurance Department shall prepare, on or before December 31 of each year, a like report covering the annual period ending the preceding March 1. The Department of Education shall prepare, on or before December 31 of each year, a like report covering the annual period ending the preceding August 30.
(2) Each agency, board, commission, department and institution required by this section to prepare an annual report also shall prepare an executive summary of the report that is not more than three (3) pages long.
(3) Each agency, board, commission, department and institution required by this section to prepare an annual report shall keep to a minimum the costs for producing those reports.
SECTION 2. Section 27-101-3, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
27-101-3. One (1) copy of each annual report required by Section 27-101-1 shall be sent to the State Librarian. One (1) copy of the executive summary of each annual report shall be sent to the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, each member of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and each state elected and appointed official. Each person to whom an executive summary is sent may receive a copy of any annual report upon request to the agency, board, commission, department or institution that prepared the report. The agencies, boards, commissions, departments and institutions required by Section 27-101-1 to prepare an annual report shall not furnish a copy of the report to any state official or agency other than the State Librarian, except upon the specific request of that official or agency.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2005.