2006 Regular Session
To: Fees and Salaries of Public Officers; Appropriations
By: Representative Coleman (29th)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 25-3-34, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CLARIFY WHO MAY RECEIVE AN EDUCATION BENCHMARK; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 25-3-34, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
25-3-34. (1) * * * Any appointive state and district official and employee, any appointive state and district official and employee eligible for an education benchmark before July 1, 2006, and any state or district official whose salary is provided in Section 25-3-31 shall receive the award of an education benchmark as defined in State Personnel Board rules for the possession or attainment of any of the following:
(a) The Certified Public Manager designation;
(b) A job-related Ph.D (Doctor of Philosophy) degree which is not required as a minimum qualification of the position;
(c) A job related certification, licensure or registration requiring the passage of an examination, which is not required as a minimum qualification of the position.
(2) No such official or employee may receive more than a total of three (3) eligible benchmarks, only one of which may be for a job related certification, licensure or registration.
(3) The State Personnel Board shall promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this section.
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.