SB 2034 Employment First Act

Mississippi

“AN ACT TO CREATE THE "EMPLOYMENT FIRST ACT"; TO REQUIRE THAT STATE AGENCIES THAT PROVIDE SERVICES AND SUPPORT TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES SHALL CONSIDER, AS THEIR FIRST OPTION, COMPETITIVE EMPLOYMENT IN AN INTEGRATED SETTING FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES; TO REQUIRE ALL STATE AGENCIES TO FOLLOW THIS POLICY FOR EMPLOYMENT BY COORDINATING ALL COLLABORATING EFFORTS AMONG AGENCIES; TO AUTHORIZE STATE AGENCIES TO ADOPT RULES AND REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT THE ACT; TO ESTABLISH AN EMPLOYMENT FIRST OVERSIGHT COMMISSION WHICH SHALL REVIEW MEASURABLE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES AS SUBMITTED TO IT BY EACH RELEVANT STATE AGENCY TO ENSURE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ACT; TO PROVIDE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Legislation
Systems: 
  • Other
Topics: 
  • Employer Engagement
Other: 
  • State of Mississippi
Date Enacted: 
07/01/2014
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