2021 Regular Session
To: Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency; Judiciary A
By: Representative Anderson (110th)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 25-9-149, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROHIBIT PERSONS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT IN STATE SERVICE, OR PERSONS EMPLOYED IN STATE SERVICE, FROM BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR GENDER IDENTITY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 25-9-149, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
any other provision of law to the contrary, it is the intent of the Legislature
that no person seeking employment in state service, as defined in Section 25-9-107, * * *
or employed in state
service, as defined in Section 25-9-107, * * * shall be
discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, age * * * ,
handicap, sexual orientation or gender identity.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2021.