Home | Contact | First Lady | Biography | Staff

May 23, 2008

 

A PROCLAMATION

 

WHEREAS, by the provisions of Section 121 of the Constitution of the State of Mississippi, the Governor is vested with the power to convene, by public Proclamation, the Legislature in Extraordinary Session whenever in his judgment the public interest requires it; and,

 

WHEREAS, on May 20, 2008, I, Haley Barbour, Governor of the State of Mississippi, issued a Proclamation convening the Legislature in Extraordinary Session on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at 10:00 A.M., at the State Capitol in the City of Jackson, Mississippi, to consider certain legislation as specifically set forth within said Proclamation; and further, on May 22, 2008, I issued a Proclamation extending the scope of the Extraordinary Session as specifically set forth within said Proclamation; and,

 

WHEREAS, by the provisions of Section 121 of the Constitution of the State of Mississippi, the Governor, in case of disagreement between the two houses with respect to time of adjournment, is vested also with the power to adjourn the Legislature, convened in Extraordinary Session, to such time as he shall think proper; and,

 

WHEREAS, certain matters set forth in the Proclamation of May 20, 2008 and in the Proclamation of May 22, 2008, have not been resolved by the Legislature, and there is disagreement between the two houses with respect to the time of adjournment of the Extraordinary Session inasmuch as the Mississippi House of Representatives on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, adjourned Sine Die, and the Mississippi Senate on Thursday, May 22, 2008, adjourned until Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 2:00 P.M.:

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Haley Barbour, Governor of the State of Mississippi, do hereby issue this Proclamation to adjourn the Legislature, convened in Extraordinary Session, until Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 2:00 P.M., to continue the Extraordinary Session called on Wednesday, May 21, 2008.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Mississippi to be affixed.

 

DONE in the City of Jackson, on the 23rd day of May in the year of our Lord, two thousand and eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-second.

 

HALEY BARBOUR