2007 Regular Session
To: Interstate Cooperation
By: Representative Patterson, Guice
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 5-5-5, 5-5-7, 5-5-9 AND 5-5-11, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REVISE PROVISIONS REGARDING INTERSTATE COOPERATION; TO CONFORM TO THE NAME MISSISSIPPI COMMISSION ON COOPERATION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 5-5-5, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
5-5-5. There is hereby established the Mississippi Commission on * * * Cooperation, which shall encourage and arrange conferences with officials of other states and of other self-governed units of government; carry forward the participation of this state as a member of the council of state governments, both regionally and nationally; and formulate proposals for cooperation and such other agreements that may arise between this state and other states or other self-governed units of government, with the exception of the United States of America. No such agreement shall be valid unless first proposed by the commission and approved by the Legislature.
SECTION 2. Section 5-5-7, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
5-5-7. The Mississippi Commission on * * * Cooperation shall be composed of eleven (11) members, namely:
The five (5) members of the committee on * * * cooperation of the Senate;
The five (5) members of the committee on * * * cooperation of the House of Representatives; and
SECTION 3. Section 5-5-9, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
5-5-9. The Mississippi Commission on * * * Cooperation may provide such rules as it considers appropriate concerning the membership and the functioning of the committee. Members of the commission shall be compensated by a per diem as is authorized by law for each day spent in actual discharge of their duties and shall be reimbursed for mileage and actual expenses incurred in the performance of their duties in accordance with the requirements of Section 25-3-41.
SECTION 4. Section 5-5-11, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
5-5-11. The Mississippi Commission on * * * Cooperation shall report to the Governor and to the Legislature within fifteen (15) days after the convening of each regular legislative session, and at such other times as it deems appropriate. Its members shall serve without compensation.
SECTION 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2007.