Summary of Recent Opinions

March 31, 2014  | 

January 2018

J.McWilliams_Jan.5, 2018 – Term of President of the Board of Supervisors

J.Keith_Jan.5, 2018 – Applicability of Miss. Code Ann. Section 25-53-191

C.Powell_Jan.5, 2018 – Reimbursement to police officer for property damage to private vehicle

J.Mayo_Jan.5, 2018 – Louisville Municipal School District

December 2017

W.Trapp,Jr.Dec.22, 2017 – Corinth Utilities Commission

M.Haas,Jr._Dec.22, 2017 – Kiln Utility and Fire District of Hancock County, MS

S.Barber_Dec.22, 2017 – Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions for New Business

Sen.A.Hill_Dec.22, 2017 – Retail Sales Exempted Small-Scale Poultry Producers

J.Brown_Dec.15, 2017 – Maintenance of private road utilized by county emergency vehicles

A.St.Pe’_Dec.15, 2017 – Moss Point School District Trustee Elections

J.Brown_Dec.14, 2017 – Moratorium on sale of county owned hospital

B.Clark_Dec.8, 2017 – Donated Gravel

K.Stockton_Dec.8, 2017 – Water Bill Adjustments

J.Griffith_Dec.8, 2017 – Mayoral Veto

E.Turnage_Dec.8, 2017 – Nepotism

H.Hill,II_Dec.8, 2017 – Housing Authority

S.Dionne_Dec.1, 2017 – School Bond Election

C.Wright,Ed.D._Dec.1, 2017 – Miss. Code Ann. Section 37-17-13

B.Clark_Dec.1, 2017 – Utility deposit refund

J.Perry, Jr._Dec.1, 2017 – Charging Commission Fee for Reverse Auction

November 2017

Rep.N.Sanford_Nov.28, 2017 – Public Records

C.Bates_Nov.28, 2017 – Waiver of bidding irregularities Rep.N.Sanford_Nov.28, 2017 – Public Records

W.White_Nov.28, 2017 – Authority of Veteran Service Officer to serve as County Receiving Clerk

S.Slover_Nov.28, 2017 – Growth and Prosperity (GAP) tax incentives_Police Protection defined

R.Faulks_Nov.28, 2017 – Separation of Powers (Alderman servings as Interim School Superintendent)

B.Dye_Nov.21, 2017 – Request for Opinions on Tax Exemptions

J.Turnage_Nov.20, 2017 – Municipal employees attending funeral services, participating in same and using city vehicles to travel to and from same

D.Danks, Jr._Nov.17, 2017 – Employee Drug Screening

D.Newman_Nov.17, 2017 – Authority of Community Hospital to Enter into a Joint Venture 111617 SCT summaries

K.Benton_Nov. 17, 2017 – Trust to benefit students at the Mississippi School for the Blind

J.Turnage_Nov.17, 2017 – Propriety of paying municipal employee to fundraise for a non-profit organization while on duty and being compensated for wages by City of Columbus, etc…

M.Smoot_Nov.9, 2017 – Municipal employees compensation

B.Jones, Jr._Nov.9, 2017 – Holiday Pay for School Employees

M.Bryan_Nov.9, 2017 – Pearl River Community College long term borrowing

L.Jackson_Nov.9, 2017 – Fees for Reverse Auctions

J.Jacks_Nov.9, 2017 – Mississippi Code Ann. Section 21-19-11 subsequent cleaning

D.Delgado_Nov.6, 2017 – DUI Nonadjudication

C.Hemphill_Nov.3, 2017 – Donation_funding of non-profit for public transportation by Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

B.Blackmon_Nov.3, 2017 – Authority of County to Pay Invoices of Community Hospital

October 2017

W.Beasley_Oct.27, 2017 – Authority of a regional mental health commission

Sen. A.Hill_Oct. 27, 2017 – School Recognition Program for Salary Supplements for Teachers and Staff

Rep.A.Gipson_Oct.27, 2017 – Requirement of Real Estate Broker License for an Auctioneer of Real Estate

J.Dunlap_Oct.27, 2017 – Lease of property owned by Wayne County Economic Development District

B.Russell_Oct.27, 2017 – Collection of garbage fees

J.Perry_October 20 2017 – Gaming device fee

J.Walker_Oct.20, 2017 – Meetings of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority

K.Stokes_Oct.20, 2017 – Legality of a Management_Lease Agreement of City-Owned Property without Requests for Proposals or Open Bids

T.McKenzie_Oct.13, 2017 – Clarification of Miss. Code Ann. Section 55-15-81

G.Evans_Oct.13, 2017 – Authority of Board of Supervisors to Establish an Incentive Health Plan

Sen.D.Blount_Oct.13, 2017 – Confidentiality of Personally Identifying Information of Domestic Violence Victims

A.Nowak_Oct.13, 2017 – Request for reconsideration

W.Davis,Jr._Oct.6, 2017 – Ad Valorem Tax Exemption for Finished Goods under Section 27-31-7

S.Slover_October 6, 2017 – Natchez-Adams County Port Commission – Adams County Board Members Ex Officio Members – Separation of Powers

H.Holliday_October 6, 2017 – Consolidation of the Lumberton Public School District

C.Brown_October 6, 2017 – MS Public Service Commission and MS Department of Transportation

September 2017

J.Smith_September 29, 2017 – Re-examination of Attorney General’s Opinion on House Bill 1106

P.Watkins, Jr._Sept.29, 2017 – Consultant for Governmental Relations

J.Crow_Sept.29, 2017 – Board members voting by e-mail

D.Thomas_Sept.29, 2017 – Landlord Tenant Issue

M.Pope,III_Sept.29, 2017 – Refund of recycling fees

S.Tindell_Sept.29, 2017 – Council-Manager Form of Government – Separation of Powers

K.Havard_Sept.29, 2017 – Clarification of Section 97-37-5 of the Mississippi Code

J.Smith_September 29 2017 – Re-examination of Attorney General’s Opinion on House Bill 1106

G.Hedgepeth_Sept.22, 2017 – Authority of School District to Pay for Substitute Bus Drivers

D.Turner_Sept.15, 2017 – Authority of School District Board of Trustees to enter into energy services and energy performance contract

C.Latimer_Sept.8, 2017 – Eminent Domain

D.Yarborough, et al._Sept.8, 2017 – Selection of Judge for newly created County Court

G.Lewis_Sept.8, 2017 – Natchez Convention Promotion Commission

Frierson_Robertson_Sept. 8, 2017 – Income taxation of early withdrawals of contributions from the PERS of MS

W.Curry_Sept.1, 2017 – Forrest Co. Judge also serving as Municipal Judge for Hattiesburg

J.Johnson_Sept.1, 2017 – Bail Bond Agent

J.Jacks_Sept.1, 2017 – Abandoned Baseball Fields

M.Wall_Sept.1, 2017 – Nepotism

August 2017

C.Miles_August 3 2017 – Request for Opinion concerning board regulations (2)

J.Walker_Aug.4, 2017 – Jackson Municipal Airport Authority

L.Jackson_Aug.4, 2017 – Applicability of MCA Section 25-3-41(10) to State Agencies

J.Harness_Aug.4, 2017 – Municipalities

M.Wall_Aug.11, 2017 – Review of personnel records by alderman

D.O’Donnell_Aug.11, 2017 – Authority of County to Construct Recreational Vehicle Parking Facility

J.Webb_Aug.11, 2017 – Leake County Economic Development District

D.Ballard_Aug.11, 2017 – Commission on Judicial Performance

P.Abide_Aug.11, 2017 – Displaying State Flag

J.Neal_Aug.11, 2017 – Clarification_Opinion on Seatbelt Law SB 2724_Section 63-2-1

S.Barber_Aug.18, 2017 – Reimbursement of travel expenses for court reporters

M.Sullivan_Aug.18, 2017 – Plea Bargains

M.Jones_Aug. 18, 2017 – Mileage Reimbursement – Use of Private Vehicle – Harbor Master

R.Perkins_Aug. 18, 2017 – Judicial Elections

Rep.D.Baria_Aug. 18, 2017 – Request for Opinion regarding Hancock County Tax Matters
J.Shepard_Aug.25, 2017 – Tax Levy forFire Protection District

 

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