The legislature passed an interesting little bill, SB #2587, and sent it to the Governor this week. Senator Josh Harkins is the author. The bill is posted below.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT NO PERSON SHALL SERVE IN AN INTERIM OR HOLD-OVER CAPACITY FOR LONGER THAN 180 DAYS AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM TO WHICH HE OR SHE WAS APPOINTED IN CERTAIN POSITIONS ON MUNICIPAL BOARDS, COMMISSIONS OR AUTHORITIES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) No person shall serve in an interim or hold-over capacity for longer than one hundred eighty (180) days after the expiration of the term to which he or she was appointed in a position that is required by law to be filled by appointment of the governing body of a municipality, or by mayoral appointment with the advice and consent of the council or aldermen, including positions on boards, commissions or authorities.
(2) If such position is not filled within one hundred eighty (180) days after the expiration of the term, no municipal funds may be expended to compensate any person serving in the position.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2016.