MMVC Law: Section 63-17-57

MMVC Law

Section 63-17-57

§ 63-17-57. Creation of Motor Vehicle Commission; appointment and terms of members; officers.

There is hereby created the Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission to be composed of eight (8) members, one (1) of whom shall be appointed by the Attorney General from the state at large for a term of four (4) years and one (1) of whom shall be appointed by the Secretary of State from the state at large for a term of four (4) years, and six (6) licensees who shall be appointed by the Governor, one (1) from the state at large and one (1) from each of the five (5) congressional districts of this state for terms of the following duration: the term of the member from the state at large shall expire at the time the incumbent Governor's term expires, the term of the member appointed from the First Congressional District shall expire on June 30, 1973, the term of the member appointed from the Second Congressional District shall expire on June 30, 1974, the term of the member appointed from the Third Congressional District shall expire on June 30, 1976, the term of the member from the Fourth Congressional District shall expire on June 30, 1977, and the term of the member appointed from the Fifth Congressional District shall expire on June 30, 1978. Each member shall serve until his successor is appointed and qualified. At the expiration of the term of the member initially appointed by the Attorney General each successor member shall be appointed for a term of four (4) years by the incumbent Attorney General, and at the expiration of the term of the member appointed by the Secretary of State each successor member shall be appointed for a term of four (4) years by the incumbent Secretary. At the expiration of a term for which each of the initial appointments of the Governor is made, each successor member shall be appointed for a term of seven (7) years except that the term of the member appointed from the state at large shall be coterminous with that of the Governor making the appointment. The members of the commission as constituted on July 1, 2006, who are appointed by the Governor and whose terms have not expired shall serve the balance of their terms, after which time the gubernatorial appointments shall be made as follows: The Governor shall appoint one (1) member of the commission from each of the four (4) congressional districts and two (2) from the state at large.

The member appointed from the state at large by the Governor shall serve as chairman of the commission and one (1) of the other members appointed by the Governor shall be designated by him to serve as vice chairman. In the absence of the chairman at any meeting of the commission the vice chairman shall preside and perform the duties of the chairman.

In the event of a vacancy created by the death, resignation or removal of any member of the commission the vacancy shall be filled by appointment of the Governor, Attorney General or the Secretary of State, as the case may be, for the unexpired portion of the term. All appointments made pursuant to this section shall be made with the advice and consent of the Senate.

SOURCES: Codes, 1942, § 8071.7-04; Laws, 1970, ch. 478, § 4; reenacted without change, 1983, ch. 344, § 4; reenacted without change, 1991, ch. 305, § 4; Laws, 2006, ch. 432, § 3, eff from and after July 1, 2006.

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