PDA

View Full Version : General



Pages : [1] 2

  1. Reimbursement Rate for Mileage
  2. Purchase of Group Insurance
  3. May Political Subdivisions Self Insure Group Insurance
  4. Group Insurance Costs for Dependants
  5. May a County Contract with a Municipality
  6. Contract to Work on Municipal Streets
  7. Application of Time Spent to Current Fine
  8. Protective Order Fees
  9. Incarceration for Failure to Pay Fines
  10. Collecting Taxes After Erroneous Assessment
  11. Transferring Surplus Funds from a Bond Issue
  12. Sending Abstracts of Conviction to the Dept. of Public Safety
  13. Suspending the Sentence on a Case That Was Previously Sentenced
  14. When to Turn In Traffic Tickets to Court Clerk
  15. Tourism Commission Entering Into Interlocal Agreements with Other Government Entities
  16. Counties and Municipalities Donating Funds to Boys and Girls Club
  17. Have the qualifications for self-insurance groups for local governments been changed
  18. Dollar Limits on Bidding Procedures
  19. Dollar Limits with Funds Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
  20. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Projects in Excess $25,000
  21. Notice Requirements for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
  22. Requirements for Component Description and Pricing on a Bid Item for Construction
  23. Does Senate Bill 3050 require public officials to increase their bonds on 7/1/2009
  24. Have uniform court assessments been increased effective July 1, 2009?
  25. Has a new court fee been created to fund victims of domestic violence programs?
  26. Free or Reduced Costs for Employees to Use Facilities
  27. Bid Date Extensions
  28. Initiating a Prosecution Under the Bad Check Laws
  29. Are hospital employment records exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Act?
  30. Is it permissible to place audio and/or video surveillance equipment in jail cells?
  31. May a county or municipality provide extra police protection to a private entity?
  32. Authority to hire an employee during executive session.
  33. Bid preference law of a non-resident bidder's state.
  34. Is information pertaining to public employees public record?
  35. Due date for first round of quarterly reports from Prime Recipients of ARRA funds.
  36. Uniform traffic tickets.
  37. Resignation and new employment on a multi-state commission.
  38. Crimes specifically identified as disenfranchising by the Attorney General's Office.
  39. May an employee of a state agency serve as an independent contractor?
  40. Should interlocal agreements still be filed with the State Auditor?
  41. Transfer of funds from a drug forfeiture.
  42. Fines and penalties when the operator of a motor vehicle is not the owner.
  43. Signature page on a construction project bid.
  44. Purging judgment rolls of fines and fees owed by deceased persons.
  45. November/December holidays declared by the Governor.
  46. Are recipients required to keep ARRA funds in a separate bank account?
  47. May a local governing authority purchase from an MDOT contract?
  48. Is a newly elected board bound by a lease entered into by the previous board?
  49. Funds to employ crossing guards.
  50. Administrative forfeiture procedures.
  51. Expending public funds to pay for goods or services not received.
  52. Failure to meet deadlines called for in Section 63-9-21(6).
  53. Dismissal of a ticket once it has been written and filed with the proper county.
  54. Clarification - Creating a separate bank account for ARRA funds.
  55. Adopting a leave policy for employees who work a non-standard work schedule.
  56. Authority to mow grass and maintain streets and rights-of-way on property jointly owned by the county and the city.
  57. May an economic development authority enter into a contract for the purchase of real property and pay earnest money in connection with such contract?
  58. Special notice concerning Annual Financial Reports for Chancery Clerks, Circuit Clerks and Constables.
  59. Change in reimbursement rate for mileage for official use of a personal vehicle.
  60. May a non-certified employee monitor an arrested person while holding him temporarily?
  61. May a member of a state board resign from the board and be hired as an at-will employee of the board within one year of the member’s resignation from the board?
  62. Disqualification for failure to submit a copy of a nonresident bidder’s resident state’s current law pertaining to such state’s treatment of nonresident contractors?
  63. Authority to require public utilities to comply with Section 77-3-17(2) and become members of the Mississippi One-Call System.
  64. May a trustee of a community hospital have an interest in a lawsuit against the hospital?
  65. Can the amount due on a delinquent account be reduced by the cost of collection?
  66. Is a tax lien on real property extinguished when such real property is acquired by a municipality?
  67. When are reports and payments, such as ad valorem taxes, considered received when they are mailed using the United States Postal Service?
  68. When must a county or municipal tax collector start charging interest for late ad valorem tax collections?
  69. Is an individual who operates a car washing service, moving from location using his truck and trailer to transport water, required to obtain a local privilege license?
  70. When do funds and property seized under the state controlled substance laws become available for use by a law enforcement entity?
  71. Once funds have been legally forfeited, what must be done with the funds?
  72. What must funds and property forfeited under the state controlled substance laws be used for?
  73. Are drug forfeiture funds subject to the budgeting and purchasing procedures applicable to all other public funds?
  74. Can a separate checking account be set up through a sheriff’s department for seized monies so that these funds will be readily accessible for designated usage?
  75. Is the issuance of a subpoena duces tecum prior to the filing of any charges and before a case file has been docketed authorized?
  76. Does the 25% limit on a retired elected individual’s average compensation include consideration of the amount of health insurance premiums paid by the county?
  77. Can a utility district board member take the district pick-up truck home at night, in case the member has to answer a repair call, and return the pick-up truck each morning?
  78. May counties and municipalities make donations to assist other governmental entities in which a disaster has occurred?
  79. Have changes been made to the P.E.R.S. laws affecting payments from municipal and county authorities on behalf of P.E.R.S. retirees who work part-time?
  80. Filing a declaration of forfeiture.
  81. Is a foreign limited liability company required to register with any State agency in order to purchase a structured settlement from a Mississippi resident?
  82. Can an old DUI ticket filed before the uniform tickets were changed be prosecuted after the new DUI tickets have gone into effect?
  83. If a defendant is tried in absentia and is found guilty and sentenced thereon, should the bail bond be discharged or cleared?
  84. May a governing authority be allowed to pay for an e-mail account and/or one internet account for board members?
  85. May an election commissioner appoint his son as an election manager or clerk pursuant to Sections 23-15-231 or 23-15-235?
  86. May an election commissioner participate in his son’s nonpartisan campaign for district judicial office?
  87. If a governing authority places on its minutes justification for doing so, may bid specifications be written to require a particular type of equipment?
  88. If an officer is not certified to give the Breathalyzer test, can he validly give the test anyway if he does not have the certification? Are the test results usable?
  89. Must a levying authority for a school district (county or municipality) levy taxes sufficient to fund the amounts requested by the district?
  90. Based on the language contained in Section 59-21-151, does an individual not involved in law enforcement have the authority to enforce provisions of the boating laws?
  91. May a county or municipality pay health/fitness club dues for its employees who wish to participate?
  92. May an election manager or clerk participate in his or her brother’s nonpartisan campaign for district judicial office?
  93. Senate Bill 2610 - providing salary supplements for district attorneys, legal assistants and criminal investigators to be funded by sources other than the state treasury.
  94. When a fee in lieu of taxes authorized in Section 27-31-104 by counties or municipalities is not a fixed amount, may the granting authority set a floor value for a project?
  95. May an elected county or municipal officer under the age of 62 retire effective July 1, 2010 or later and continue in office without resigning from office?
  96. Must salaries of officers and employees be listed annually in county and municipal minutes?
  97. May a candidate transport voters to the polls and provide meals at a site near the polling place?
  98. May gifts be purchased for participants in a Drug Court Program or Youth Drug Court Program from the budget of those programs approved by the Administrative Office of Courts?
  99. May a former state agency head, a commissioner for example, be employed by a contractor to the agency?
  100. Does the pinging of a cell phone in order to acquire its location during a criminal investigation constitute the interception of a wire or oral communication?
  101. Did the 2010 Mississippi Legislature pass a law allowing assessments against convicted criminal defendants to cover costs of investigations?
  102. Did the 2010 Mississippi Legislature amend Section 25-61-5 to revise the maximum waiting period for production of records under an open records request?
  103. Did the 2010 Mississippi Legislature amend Section 25-11-127 requiring a 90 day separation period before a public retiree may be reemployed on a limited basis?
  104. May a local option liquor referendum be placed on an anticipated special election runoff election ballot?
  105. May a municipality enter into a contract to provide certain citizens, businesses or governmental entities greater police protection than others in return for compensation?
  106. May a public servant be reimbursed for mileage for attending an Association meeting of which he or she is a member by both the governmental entity and the Association?
  107. Is it appropriate to extend a term contract by change order?
  108. Does a Circuit Court have authority at the initiating sentencing, to order an offender to be placed at a specific restitution center as an additional condition of probation?
  109. Has there been a change in the employee tax rate for social security for 2011?
  110. Does our cafeteria plan provider have to be approved by the State Auditor?
  111. Under state law, do state and local Mississippi law enforcement officers have the authority to detain and arrest individuals for violations of the U.S. immigrations laws?
  112. Does Section 31-3-21 require a nonresident bidder’s local preference law to be submitted at the time the bid is submitted?
  113. May public funds be used to pay for future services or bonuses?
  114. Are surety bonds of public officials and employees required to be made payable to the state?
  115. May clerical personnel of a city who have been appointed deputy county registrars of voters by the county circuit clerk register voters for both city and county purposes?
  116. May a municipality issue medical debit cards to its employees as part of its group health insurance program pursuant to Section 25-15-101?
  117. May a municipality issue a change order deleting one leg of a water line construction project and adding a new leg to the project?
  118. Annual Financial Reports
  119. Has the reimbursement rate for mileage for official use of a personal vehicle changed?
  120. What is the bidding procedure for purchases not over $5,000.00?
  121. What is the form of the oath of office that is to be taken by public officers as referenced in Section 25-1-9?
  122. Is an individual who operates a car washing service, moving from location to location, required to obtain a local privilege license?
  123. When do funds and property seized under the state controlled substance laws become available for use by a law enforcement entity?
  124. Once funds have been legally forfeited by the process in Section 41-29-176 or by a Court Order for use by a local law enforcement entity, what must be done with the funds?
  125. What must funds and property forfeited under the state controlled substance laws be used for?
  126. May a business owner continue to do business with local governmental entities if elected to the Legislature?
  127. May a separate checking account be set up through a sheriff’s department for seized monies to be deposited so that these funds will be readily accessible for designated usage?
  128. Are drug forfeiture funds, authorized for use by a local government for law enforcement, subject to budgeting and purchasing procedures applicable to all other public funds?
  129. May the board of directors of a property owners association under the Mississippi Nonprofit Corporation Act vote by proxy and may a quorum be established by proxy votes?
  130. Is there any prohibition in state or federal law from an individual serving simultaneously as justice court judge and as an alderwoman?
  131. Are businesses that purchase gold required to have a privilege license?
  132. Have the fines changed for a public official who fails to file a statement of economic interest in a timely manner?
  133. Has the penalty changed for violation of the Open Meetings Act?
  134. Is it legal for a newly elected public official to begin to exercise their duties prior to taking the oath of office and giving bond, if a bond is required for that office?
  135. Has the State Auditor published information to assist local governments with understanding their options and procedures during disaster situations?
  136. Has the penalty for wrongful denial of access to public records changed?
  137. May an employee of a local government who is participating in the Mississippi Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) continue to work after retiring through PERS?
  138. Are the children of law enforcement officers or full-time fire fighters who were fatally injured or totally disabled on duty entitled to an eight semester scholarship?
  139. Must an employee returning from reserve military duty be restored to the job position held when he/she was called to duty?
  140. May tax sale purchaser be paid interest for time between redemption and refund?
  141. If a parcel was sold in error at a tax sale, would there be any authority to pay the purchaser interest for the time the entity held this money?
  142. May a tax collector (municipal or county) demand bond from a taxpayer who is removing property subject to an advalorem tax assessment?
  143. May a public library charge a flat fee for use of the library’s public meeting room when the library is closed? No fee is charged for use of room when the library is open.
  144. Is it legal for a newly elected public official to begin to exercise their duties prior to taking the oath of office and giving bond, if a bond is required for that office?
  145. What are the current reimbursement limits for meals and mileage associated with official travel?
  146. May an individual serve as mayor and also serve as a county supervisor at the same time?
  147. If the mayor of a municipality is elected to serve as county supervisor, must he resign from the office of mayor?
  148. If a purchase of more than $5,000.00 is made without obtaining competitive quotes as required by Section 31-7-13, and a quote is obtained, may the board legally order payment?
  149. Are liquor stores required to close on election day? May cities or counties require them to close on election day?
  150. May poll workers be paid at the beginning of election day?
  151. If parcel (tract) fails to receive a bid at sale for delinquent taxes and is struck (sold) off to state per Section 27-41-59, what is procedure for following year's tax sale?
  152. If a property owner desires to redeem delinquent taxes on his property that was struck (sold) to the state, which years’ taxes and costs must be paid to redeem?
  153. Is a merchant in the business of purchasing gold and precious items from the public at a fixed place of business subject to the provisions of House Bill 1195?
  154. May a police department sergeant also serve as constable?
  155. May a court expunge records of people who have been convicted of possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle under Section 41-29-139(c)(2)(B)?
  156. Does a governing entity need state approval to purchase wireless systems?
  157. Does the placing of funds in the budget for dues and conventions amount to a delegation of authority from a governing authority to approve travel to conventions?
  158. May a governing authority (city or county) adopt personal and major medical (sick) leave policies different from state employees under Sections 25-3-93 and 25-3-95?
  159. May a governing authority (city or county) allow its employees to donate personal or sick leave to each other; like state employees may do under Section 25-3-95(8)?
  160. May a person receiving retirement check from Miss. Public Employees' Retirement System be part time of a governing authority or state agency without loosing retire. benefits?
  161. May a county or municipality substitute another holiday for Veterans Day?
  162. The first Monday in January is a holiday. Must officials be sworn in on that day?
  163. May the E-911 Commission contract with a third party for the staffing of dispatch positions?
  164. Is it legal for a newly elected public official to begin to exercise their duties prior to taking the oath of office and giving bond, if a bond is required for that office?
  165. Are there criminal penalties for outgoing public officials who fail to give successor money, books, records, papers, or anything required by law to be delivered to succcessor?
  166. Does a governing entity need state approval to purchase wireless systems?
  167. When must a tax collector accept payment of real property ad valorem taxes?
  168. May a state agency or local government (city, county, school, etc.) purchase Christmas gifts for or give cash bonuses to its employees?
  169. Has the Governor issued a proclamation declaring the holidays for Christmas and New Year’s Day?
  170. Is it appropriate for a governmental entity to purchase uniforms, supplies, or other materials required by incoming officers or employees?
  171. Is it legal for a newly elected public official to begin to exercise their duties prior to taking the oath of office and giving bond, if a bond is required for that office?
  172. What is the form of the oath of office that is to be taken by public officers as referenced in Section 25-1-9?
  173. Is it time to select depositories?
  174. What are the surety bond requirements for employees and officers of port authorities and other non-county, municipal or educational entities?
  175. Are there criminal penalties for outgoing officials who fail to provide successor with money, books, records, papers or anything required by law to be delivered to successor?
  176. SPECIAL NOTICE: The Annual Financial Reports for Chancery Clerks, Circuit Clerks and Constables to file are on our website. Address is http://www.osa.ms.gov/tech-asst.htm.
  177. Does Section 31-7-13 apply to labor or service only components of construction contracts?
  178. Is grass cutting considered a service exempt from 31-7-13 or construction, which would require bids/quotes if meeting the appropriate expenditure levels?
  179. Is a contract laborer who works approximately 30-35 hours per week considered an employee subject to garnishment of wages, salary, and other compensation?
  180. May the spouse of a community hospital trustee be employed by the hospital?
  181. What authority is there to reject a bid that is the lowest or to not allow a bidder to submit a bid at all, based on the governing entity’s unfavorable history with a vendor?
  182. What effect does the passage of House Bill 773 have on local governing authorities’ ability to enforce floodplain management ordinances?
  183. Is there any authority for a member of a board of a public entity to change or reverse a vote after the board meeting has adjourned but prior to the adoption of the minutes?
  184. May a public entity permit alteration of a bid price as a result of increased insurance costs after the bid has been submitted and the contract awarded?
  185. May a legislator’s spouse own and operate a licensed package retailer of alcoholic beverages?
  186. Is there a law in Mississippi that requires a concealed weapon permit holder to completely cover his weapon in public by means of a shirt, jacket, or other piece of clothing?
  187. May law enforcement agencies sell or use forfeited weapons or must they be destroyed?
  188. Must a municipality or county publish notice before the first day of each fiscal year of its revenues, cost and contracts for solid waste services?
  189. The “EMERGENCY ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN for Local Governments” provides guidance
  190. Special Notice
  191. Does state law allow a municipality to transfer a law enforcement boat and trailer, purchased with federal funds, to a county sheriff’s office?
  192. Must a municipality or county publish notice before the first day of each fiscal year of its revenues, cost and contracts for solid waste services?
  193. Is it allowable for measures not installed or paid for under the performance contract to be included as part of the energy performance contract?
  194. Have the allowable meal reimbursement rates changed?
  195. When must a tax collector accept payment of real property ad valorem taxes?
  196. May a state agency or local government (city, county, school, etc.) purchase Christmas gifts for or give cash bonuses to its employees?
  197. In light of federal laws relating to the practice of home brewing beer, is there any legal prohibition against this practice in Mississippi?
  198. Is the adjudicatory order of an Employee Appeals Board (EAB) hearing officer exempt from the Public Records Act as a personnel record?
  199. Special Notice
  200. When must a county or municipal tax collector start charging interest for late ad valorem tax collections?
  201. May a state employee serve as mayor of a municipality?
  202. Relating to personal property asset lists under Section 27-35-23, who is given the final authority to accept/decline an asset list given by the taxpayer to the tax assessor?
  203. Has the reimbursement rate for mileage for official travel in a private automobile changed?
  204. May a county or city recognize Good Friday as a legal holiday?
  205. May a justice court clerk serve simultaneously as an alderman?
  206. Does the Tort Claims Act cover volunteers working with a state agency, for example, at a museum?
  207. What can a county or municipality do to make up a budget shortfall due to ad valorem tax or another local revenue item not materializing?
  208. Do the MS Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks & Wildlife Commission have the authority to adopt/enforce rules concerning hunting in the Homochitto National Forest?
  209. Is it a violation of the Open Meetings Act for a committee to enter into executive session to keep some info confidential, yet encourage open discussion among the committee?
  210. Does Section 41-97-9 give DFA or the Health Management Board the authority to allow for financial incentives to state employees who complete wellness activities?
  211. If two bidders submit identical low bids on a construction project, can the board request additional sealed bids from the two low bidders to determine the successful bidder?
  212. SB 2528, as signed by the Governor on April 1, 2013, amends Section 31-5-37 to require that all public works projects are subject to certain hiring policies.
  213. We need to raise additional funds to complete additions to a sportsplex that is part of a joint effort between the county, city, and school district.
  214. HB 2, 2013 Regular Session, amends Section 97-37-1, and there are several questions dealing with the open carry provisions – not the concealed weapons portion.
  215. Can an individual carry a firearm openly on private property such as a retail store, grocery store, or restaurant?
  216. Can an individual carry a firearm openly inside a courthouse or other public buildings?
  217. During litigation relating to a construction project an estimate was determined for completion of the project.
  218. Questions about Senate Bill 2625 prohibiting the hiring of convicted embezzlers for public employment.
  219. Does Senate Bill 2625 prohibit the employment of persons whose criminal record has been expunged?
  220. Does the word “employee” in Senate Bill 2625 include contract workers?
  221. Does the hiring prohibition in Senate Bill 2625 apply to persons who have received a pardon?
  222. Senate Bill 2871 (2013)
  223. Must a municipality or county publish notice before the first day of its fiscal year of its revenues, cost and contacts for solid waste services?
  224. Must counties and municipalities include proceeds of their special ad valorem tax levy to support libraries in their calculation of ad valorem tax growth?
  225. An employee of the sheriff’s department was recently elected alderman in a city in the county. May she serve in both capacities simultaneously?
  226. A certain bill in the 2013 legislative session was passed by the Senate on March 27, 2013, passed in the House on March 30, 2013, and signed by the Governor on April 15, 2013.
  227. A private developer has presented a proposal to the board regarding a potential development that is to include a community convention center.
  228. As a part of its procurement system, may the State of Mississippi contract with a third party processor to facilitate paying some of its claims electronically?
  229. Have the holidays been set by the Governor yet?
  230. Serving as both a deputy sheriff and an alderman appears to violate the separation of powers provisions of the Mississippi Constitution.
  231. Alternate holiday, may December 26 be substituted for December 24?
  232. May an alderman also be employed by the county?
  233. Has the reimbursement rate for mileage for official travel in a private automobile changed?
  234. What can a county or municipality do to make up a budget shortfall due to ad valorem tax or another local revenue item failing to materialize?
  235. May a county or municipality recognize Good Friday as a holiday?
  236. Is it lawful for a public body to enter into executive session and clear the room of all other attendants?
  237. May the employee be granted a retroactive pay increase because of this administrative error?
  238. What are the penalties for “corrupt conduct under Section 97-13-19?"
  239. In the 2014 session, Senate Bill 2547 was passed to amend Section 25-1-113.
  240. How may we transfer this money to another fund?
  241. What will the effect be of House Bill 585 on a case that occurs prior to July 1?
  242. Does Senate Bill 2547, which amends Section 25-1-113, requires certain entities to terminate persons who were employed prior to July 1, 2014?
  243. Must municipalities and counties hold special public hearings whether or not they intend to propose a budget that will require an ad valorem tax increase ?
  244. Are municipalities and counties required to give public notices of its ad valorem tax increase budget and levying hearings?
  245. A county employee was convicted in federal court of aiding and a betting in an attempted to commit extortion. May the county continue to employ this person?
  246. Has the Governor issued a proclamation declaring the upcoming holidays?
  247. May we substitute the day after Christmas for Christmas Eve, pursuant to Section 3-3-7(2)?
  248. Are governmental entities subject to the same standards and requirements under the law (Section 51-3-39) as private landowners?
  249. Has the Governor issued a proclamation declaring the holidays for Christmas and New Year’s Day?
  250. May a governmental entity give holiday bonuses or Christmas gifts to its employees?