JACKSON- Yesterday, Governor Phil Bryant approved Senate Bill 2625 and it is now law with an effective date of July 1.
Under this important anti-corruption legislation, an individual who has been convicted or pled guilty to stealing public funds in the state of Mississippi may not be employed by the state or any county, municipality or any other political subdivision.
On numerous occasions, officials have stolen from one government agency only to then be employed by another agency at a later time. This will help ensure that that does not happen.
The Conference Report easily passed in both chambers; 112-2 in the House and 52-0 in the Senate.