New lawmakers get crash course in legislative process

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) –
These are the new faces of the Mississippi Legislature, 47 total and all of them getting a crash course in what it’s like to be a lawmaker, from policies and procedures to rules and regulations.

“This is taking a sip of water out of a fire hydrant, it is clearly a crash course,” said Dr. Hank Bounds, Commissioner of IHL.

It’s a two day orientation in the very place these men and woman from across Mississippi with little legislative experience will be joining lawmakers with plenty of it.

Having never been elected to a public office before, Republican Senator-elect Sean Tindell from District 49 says he’s up for the challenge, taking the seat of current senator and Senate President Pro tem, Billy Hewes.

“There’s a lot I want to achieve,” Tindell said. “We want to pass good common sense laws for Mississippi.”

WLBT
12/6/11