SEC. 73-11-43. State board of funeral service; membership. [Repealed effective July 1, 2006].
There is hereby created the State Board of Funeral Service which shall consist of seven (7) members, one (1) funeral service licensee and one (1) funeral director licensee to be appointed from each Mississippi Supreme Court district. Three (3) members shall have been licensed for the practice of funeral service under this chapter for five (5) consecutive years and/or have had at least five (5) consecutive years' experience as a funeral director and embalmer in this state immediately preceding his appointment. Three (3) members shall have been licensed for the practice of funeral directing under this chapter for five (5) consecutive years and/or have had at least five (5) consecutive years' experience as a funeral director immediately preceding his appointment. One (1) member shall be a public member and be appointed from the public at large. The members of the board shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. All appointments shall be for terms of four (4) years from the expiration date of the previous term. No board member shall serve more than two (2) consecutive full terms. Vacancies in office shall be filled by appointment by the Governor in the same manner as the appointment to the position which becomes vacant, subject to the advice and consent of the Senate at the next regular session of the Legislature. Appointments for vacancies in office, except those from the public at large, may be made from a joint list of four (4) qualified persons, two (2) each submitted by the Mississippi Funeral Directors Association and the Mississippi Funeral Directors and Morticians Association. Nothing in this chapter or any other statute shall preclude the members of the State Embalming Board from serving as members of the State Board of Funeral Service.
SOURCES: Laws, 1983, ch. 351, Sec. 2; reenacted and amended, 1991, ch. 463, Sec. 3; 1991, ch. 591, Sec. 3; 1993, ch. 499, Sec. 2; reenacted, 1995, ch. 387, Sec. 3, eff from and after June 30, 1995; Reenacted by Laws 1999, Ch. 377, Sec. 3, HB1007; Reenacted without change, Laws, 2002, ch. 497, § 3, HB 957, eff from and after July 1, 2002.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2002.
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