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Mississippi Code Title 21. Municipalities § 21-31-17. Continuing existing position holders

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For the benefit of the public service and to prevent delay, injury, or interruption therein by reason of the enactment of Sections 21-31-1 through 21-31-27, all persons holding a position in the fire and/or police departments, including the chief thereof, of any such municipality coming under the provisions of Sections 21-31-1 through 21-31-27, who shall have served continuously in such positions for a period of at least the preceding six months, are hereby declared eligible for permanent appointment under civil service to the offices, positions or employments which they shall then hold, respectively, without examination or other act on their part, and not on probation, and every such person is hereby automatically adopted and inducted permanently into civil service, into such office, place, position or employment which such person then holds as completely and effectually to all intents and purposes as if such person had been permanently appointed thereto under civil service after examination and investigation.  However, those persons who have previously left their positions to participate in the armed forces of the United States shall have preference in reemployment and enjoy the rights and privileges of Sections 21-31-1 through 21-31-27 as if their services had not been terminated.

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(a) A manufacturer of a connected device shall equip the device with a reasonable security feature or features that are all of the following:

(1) Appropriate to the nature and function of the device.

(2) Appropriate to the information it may collect, contain, or transmit.

(3) Designed to protect the device and any information contained therein from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.

(b) Subject to all of the requirements of subdivision (a), if a connected device is equipped with a means for authentication outside a local area network, it shall be deemed a reasonable security feature under subdivision (a) if either of the following requirements are met:

(1) The preprogrammed password is unique to each device manufactured.

(2) The device contains a security feature that requires a user to generate a new means of authentication before access is granted to the device for the first time.

Cite this article: - Mississippi Code Title 21. Municipalities § 21-31-17. Continuing existing position holders - last updated January 01, 2018 |

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