2006 Regular Session
By: Representative Lane, Watson
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 37-9-49, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS TO DEDUCT FROM THE SALARY OF SUPERINTENDENT, PRINCIPAL, TEACHER OR OTHER EMPLOYEE CERTAIN DUES FOR MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 37-9-49, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
37-9-49. * * * The superintendent of schoolsmay deduct or permit to be deducted from the salary of any superintendent, principal, teacher or other employee * * * dues * * * payable because of the membership of such superintendent, principal, teacher or other employee in a professional organization or association. Such dues deduction may only be made upon written authorization from a superintendent, principal, teacher or other employee. School boards may develop policies and procedures for implementing this voluntary professional organization or association dues deduction process. Dues or premiums in health associations or corporations and tax sheltered annuity deductions authorized by the United States Internal Revenue Code may be deducted upon written authorization from the superintendent, principal, teacher or other employee involved. Any superintendent of schools who shall make any unauthorized deduction or permit any unauthorized deduction to be made, except those herein provided, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not more than Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) for each such deduction.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2006.