Miss. bill aimed at limiting Hood’s authority refiled

A bill aimed at limiting Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood’s authority has been refiled.

House Bill 211, also referred to as the Sunshine Act, would allow state officials, agencies, boards, commissions, departments or institutions to hire their own outside attorneys over the state’s top lawyer.

On Monday, the House Judiciary A Committee passed the bill to the House floor for debate, according to the state Legislature’s website.

A similar measure, HB 122, was killed last week after experts found it broke parliamentary rules.

Legal News Line
2/14/12