1997 Regular Session
To: Apportionment and Elections
By: Representatives Guice, Barnett (116th), Cameron, Ellington, Endt, Formby, Ketchings, Martinson, Ross
House Bill 1593
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT AN INCUMBENT UNITED STATES SENATOR OR REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS MAY QUALIFY AS A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OR FOR VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND AS A CANDIDATE FOR REELECTION TO CONGRESS IN THE SAME ELECTION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. An incumbent United States Senator or Representative in Congress may qualify as a candidate for President of the United States or for Vice President of the United States and as a candidate for reelection to Congress in the same election.
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.