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Section 63-17-61

§ 63-17-61. Organization of commission; oath and bond of members; quorum; voting; seal.

The commission shall meet at Jackson and complete its organization immediately after the entire membership thereof has been appointed and has qualified.

The chairman and each member of the commission shall, before entering upon the discharge of the duties of his office, take and subscribe to the oath of office prescribed by Section 268 of the constitution of this state, and shall file the same in the office of the secretary of state.

The commission shall purchase either a blanket position honesty or faithful performance bond from some surety company authorized to do business in this state in the penal sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), made payable to the State of Mississippi, conditioned for the honest and faithful performance of the duties of the chairman and each member of the commission, the executive secretary of the commission and all other employees of the commission, said bond to be approved by the governor and filed in the office of the secretary of state. The commission shall keep such a bond in force at all times and from and after the date the commission is organized.

A majority of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business. Neither the chairman nor the vice-chairman, when the vice-chairman is presiding, shall be entitled to vote unless his vote is necessary to break a tie vote.

The commission shall adopt and use a common seal for the authentication of its records and orders.

SOURCES: Codes, 1942, § 8071.7-04; Laws, 1970, ch. 478, § 4; reenacted without change, 1983, ch. 344, § 6; reenacted without change, 1991, ch. 305, § 6, eff from and after July 1, 1991.