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The Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER) comprises seven members of the Senate and seven members of the House of Representatives. Created in 1973, PEER reviews state agency programs and operations and makes recommendations to improve Mississippi government. PEER reports include performance evaluations, investigations, and expenditure reviews. Each year the committee publishes a compilation of summaries of PEER reports issued to date. The Department of Archives and History has electronic (PDF) PEER reports and summaries from 1996.
Compilations prior to 2004 include summaries for PEER Committee reports issued from July 1973 through the year of publication. The 2004 compilation consists of two parts: 467 vol. I contains summaries for July 1973-December 1999 and 467 vol. II contains summaries for January 2000-September 2004. Thereafter, compilations include summaries for reports issued from January 2000 through the year of publication.
5 Series The series contains digital copies of composite photographs of members of Mississippi's House of Representatives and Senate. The earliest photographs combined the House and Senate; later composites separated the two legislative bodies. The House composites contain photographs of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the House, Clerk of the House, and Sergeant at Arms; those dated 1988 forward also include a photograph of the Speaker Pro Tempore. The Senate composites feature the Secretary of the Senate, Lieutenant Governor, Governor, President Pro Tempore, and Sergeant at Arms. Beginning with the 2016-2020 session, individual photographs of each elected official were transferred to MDAH. The composites are presented as JPEG tile sets.
On March 18, 2020, due to increasing cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Mississippi Senate and House of Representatives voted to adjourn the 2020 legislative session. They reconvened on May 1, 2020, with guidelines from the Mississippi Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in place. This series consists of two seating charts and instructions emailed to senators returning to the Mississippi State Capitol building.