SEC. 71-5-101. Organization.
[Until July 1, 2008, this section shall read as follows:]
There shall be a commission of three members to be known as the Mississippi Employment Security Commission. One member of said commission shall be a representative of employees. The members of the commission shall be appointed by the governor, one from each supreme court district, and the governor shall designate one member as chairman. The commissioners initially appointed shall serve for terms of two, four, and six years respectively, as designated by the governor. Thereafter the term of office of each commissioner shall be four years, with said terms expiring at two-year intervals. Any appointment to a vacancy shall be for the unexpired term in question, and from the supreme court district in which such vacancy occurred. No commissioner shall, during his term of office, serve as an officer or committee member of any political party organization.
[From and after July 1, 2008, this section reads as follows:]
There is established the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, Office of the Governor. The Department of Employment Security shall be the Mississippi Employment Security Commission and shall retain all powers and duties as granted to the Mississippi Employment Security Commission. Wherever the term "Employment Security Commission" appears in any law, the same shall mean the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, Office of the Governor. The Executive Director of the Department of Employment Security may assign to the appropriate offices such powers and duties deemed appropriate to carry out the lawful functions of the department.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Secs. 7399, 7400; Laws, 1940, ch. 295; 1944, ch. 288, Sec. 2; 1948, ch. 412, Secs. 5a, 5b; Laws, 2004, ch. 572, § 11, HB 973, eff from and after July 1, 2004.
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