SEC. 45-39-3. Creation.
There is hereby created within the Department of Public Safety the Crime Stoppers Advisory Council. The council shall be composed of five (5) persons appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. At least three (3) of the foregoing appointees shall be persons who have participated in a local crime stoppers program. Each member of the council shall serve for a term of two (2) years or until his successor is appointed and qualifies. At the first meeting of the council, which shall be called by the Governor, and at the first meeting after the beginning of each new state fiscal year, the council shall elect from among its members a chairman and such other officers as the council deems necessary. Each member of the council shall receive per diem in the amount established in Section 25-3-69, Mississippi Code of 1972, for each day or portion thereof spent discharging his duties under this chapter and shall receive mileage and expenses as provided in Section 25-3-41, Mississippi Code of 1972.
Expenses of the council shall be paid by the Department of Public Safety out of the State Crime Stoppers Fund, created in Section 45-39-5(4).
SOURCES: Laws, 1996, ch. 529, Sec. 2; 1997 Laws, Chapter 550, Sec. 1, SB2986, Effective July 1, 1997.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-1997.
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