Bill Text: MS SB2308 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Municipal utility commission; authorize to be abolished by majority vote of electors who vote at a special election.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Failed) 2019-02-05 - Died In Committee [SB2308 Detail]

Download: Mississippi-2019-SB2308-Introduced.html

MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE

2019 Regular Session

To: Energy; Municipalities

By: Senator(s) Jackson (11th)

Senate Bill 2308

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 21-27-15, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE MUNICIPAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSIONS TO BE ABOLISHED OR ITS POWERS DIMINISHED BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE MUNICIPALITY THAT VOTE AT A SPECIAL ELECTION HELD FOR SUCH PURPOSE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

     BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:

     SECTION 1.  Section 21-27-15, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:

     21-27-15.  The governing authorities of such municipality shall have the power to remove any member of said commission for inefficiency or incompetency or any other cause, but the governing authority of any municipality which has created a commission under the terms of Section 21-27-13, shall not have authority to abolish the commission, or to diminish its powers, except by a vote of a majority of the qualified electors of * * *such the municipality who vote at a special election, duly called and held for that purpose. However, nothing herein shall limit, alter, impair or in any way change the procedure prescribed for the sale or lease of a public utility system under Section 21-27-33.

     SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2019.


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