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§ 49-15-11. Mississippi Department of Marine Resources; transfer of certain powers and duties from Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks; Executive Director of the Department of Marine Resources; definition of terms.
 

(1)  The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is hereby established and full power is vested in the department to manage, control, supervise, enforce and direct any matters pertaining to saltwater aquatic life and marine resources under the jurisdiction of the commission. The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks shall transfer all powers, duties, employees, equipment, buildings, facilities, inventory and resources of the marine law enforcement division to the Department of Marine Resources. 

(2)  The Executive Director of the Department of Marine Resources shall have the authority to internally reorganize the Department of Marine Resources with persons meeting established qualifications for comparable positions of duty and responsibility including, but not limited to, the deputy director, division chiefs, biologists and other personnel. For a period of one (1) year after July 1, 1994, the personnel actions of the executive director shall be exempt from State Personnel Board rules, regulations and procedures in order to give the executive director flexibility in making an orderly, effective and timely reorganization of the Department of Marine Resources. 

(3)  Whenever the terms "Mississippi Marine Conservation Commission," "Marine Conservation Commission," "Bureau of Marine Resources" and "Mississippi Marine Resources Council" appear in any state law, they shall mean the "Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources." 
 

Sources: Codes, 1942, § 6047-04; Laws,  1960, ch. 173, § 4; Laws, 1964, ch. 245, § 1; Laws, 1974, ch. 572, § 2; Laws, 1978, ch. 484, § 24; Laws, 1993, ch. 603, § 3; Laws, 1994, ch. 578, § 3; Laws, 1999, ch. 585, § 2, eff from and after July 1, 1999.