All Measures

Bill Number Bill Description
1. HB 1
Not Rated
Disabilities, persons with; modernize terminology used to refer to.
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2. HB 2
Bad Policy
Mississippi Commission on Wage Review; create.
Analysis: This bill expands government by creating a commission to study wage differences between Mississippi and the south-eastern part of the USA to justify possible wage and price controls.
3. HB 3
Good Policy
Critical Teacher Shortage Area License; create alternative license to be issued for educators who teach in designated areas of.
Analysis: Reduces the licensing hurdles necessary to teach in areas of the state labeled, “critical teacher shortage areas,” by granting “critical teacher shortage area licenses.”
4. HB 4
Good Policy
Veterans; establish a permissive preference in private employment for certain veterans.
Analysis: This bill allows business owners to practice preferential discrimination when hiring veterans. When consumers decide which businesses will succeed or fail, the resulting profit motive will greatly reduce discrimination unrelated to job performance and reward those who put the interest of their customers first.
5. HB 5
Not Rated
Domestic abuse court program; establish.
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6. HB 6
Not Rated
School board members; authorize excused absences from board meeting in event of family emergency.
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7. HB 7
Bad Policy
Public officers; prohibit elected and appointed from participating in certain political activity.
Analysis: This bill states, "It shall be unlawful for any appointed or elected public officer to take an active part in any partisan political campaign or to participate in any political activities of any kind. For violation of this provision, the offending party shall be removed from office and in addition thereto, upon conviction, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, subject to a fine of not more than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00)"
8. HB 8
Not Rated
Mississippi Benefit Corporation Act; create.
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9. HB 9
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; provide certain educational programs for adult offenders.
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10. HB 10
Not Rated
School attendance officers; require to visit home of certain children within 72 hours of unexcused absence.
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11. HB 11
Not Rated
Compulsory school attendance; require youth court petition after third unlawful absence and authorize community service for violations.
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12. HB 12
Not Rated
Eleventh Grade students; require to take GED or High School Equivalency Test for senior early release privilege eligibility.
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13. HB 13
Not Rated
SNAP and TANF recipients; require those unemployed to take Test of Adult Basic Education.
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14. HB 14
Not Rated
SNAP recipients; must take TABE exam and achieve certain scores before will be exempt from work requirements.
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15. HB 15
Not Rated
Commission to Redesign the Mississippi State Flag; establish to recommend new state flag design.
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16. HB 16
Not Rated
Home economics; require to be taught in 'D' and 'F' rated school districts.
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17. HB 17
Not Rated
State and School Employees Health Insurance Plan; include local employees in participation.
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18. HB 18
Neutral
State flag; revise the design of.
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19. HB 19
Not Rated
Bond counsel; require certain to be selected through competitive request for proposals process.
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20. HB 20
Not Rated
Conjugal visits; prohibit for offenders committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections.
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21. HB 21
Neutral
Utility worker; killing of shall be capital murder.
Analysis: All residents of the state should be afforded the same equal protection of the law for murder regardless of job description.
22. HB 22
Bad Policy
Firearms; revise limits placed on counties and municipalities to regulate.
Analysis: This bill expands the role of government to justify the confiscation or prohibition of keeping and bearing arms without due process.
23. HB 23
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with removal and demolition of certain dilapidated and blighted properties.
Analysis: This bill raises the tax burden on the state taxpayer by creating bonds to fund the removal of blighted buildings in Jackson.
24. HB 24
Not Rated
Tax Returns Uniformly Made Public Act; create.
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25. HB 25
Not Rated
Funeral director assistants; authorize to perform all activities of funeral directors with certain exception.
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26. HB 26
Not Rated
Mississippi Telecommunication Conference and Training Center Fund; revise regulations for.
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27. HB 27
Bad Policy
Firearms; impose fee on retail sales of.
Analysis: This bill imposes a tax on the retail sale of firearm purchases and provides for a backdoor to license gun ownership in Mississippi.
28. HB 28
Not Rated
Voting systems; require those purchased to be able to scan actual ballot.
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29. HB 29
Not Rated
State holiday; designate the first Monday of April as National Day of Reunion.
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30. HB 30
Bad Policy
Retirement; county boards attorneys and city attorneys shall be members of PERS regardless of hours/week worked.
Analysis: This bill increases the burden on tax-payers by expanding the number of those eligible for the state retirement system.
31. HB 31
Good Policy
Certified nurse practitioners; no physician supervision required for certain with over 3,600 hours of clinical practice.
Analysis: This bill decreases the regulatory burden on some nurse practitioners under very narrow circumstances. That is a good but our focus should be on comprehensive licensing reform.
32. HB 32
Not Rated
Noah's Law; create to regulate sale of pure powdered caffeine products.
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33. HB 33
Not Rated
Secretary of State; prohibit from requiring social security number on application for voter ID card.
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34. HB 34
Not Rated
Legislature; allow retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of.
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35. HB 35
Not Rated
Insurance premium tax; rebate to counties a portion of revenue generated from homeowners insurance policies.
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36. HB 36
Neutral
Sales tax; exempt retail sales of school supplies during the first weekend in August.
Analysis: This bill decreases the tax burden on parents looking to buy school supplies. That is a good but our focus should be on comprehensive tax reform rather than sales tax holidays.
37. HB 37
Not Rated
Public School Donation Tax Deduction and Dedicated Use Act; create.
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38. HB 38
Not Rated
Disabled veteran motor vehicle license tag; increase number that may be issued to a disabled veteran.
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39. HB 39
Good Policy
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; revise persons eligible to be issued the gold Star license tag.
Analysis: This bill seeks to honor the family of fallen soldiers by allowing them to purchase special gold star tags in remembrance of their loved ones and our veterans.
40. HB 40
Not Rated
House Rule 11A; amend to authorize personal staff for each member of the House.
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41. HB 41
Not Rated
Appropriation; MDA for revolving loan program for rural counties and municipalities to improve infrastructure.
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42. HB 42
Not Rated
Appropriation; Cleveland School District for constructing and equipping a new school.
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43. HB 43
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for establishing Business Impact Center at Alcorn State University site in Mound Bayou.
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44. HB 44
Not Rated
Appropriation; Sunflower County for costs of researching whether windmills are a viable source of county power.
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45. HB 45
Not Rated
Appropriation; North Bolivar Consolidated School District for costs of repairs, renovations and upgrades at two high schools.
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46. HB 46
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Shelby for constructing a downtown walking trail and playground.
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47. HB 47
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Mound Bayou to make improvements to existing city pool.
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48. HB 48
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Mound Bayou with improvements to city pool.
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49. HB 49
Not Rated
Appropriation; West Bolivar School District for repairs and renovations at three high schools.
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50. HB 50
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist West Bolivar Consolidated School District with improvements to certain schools.
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51. HB 51
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; exempt certain vehicles.
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52. HB 52
Not Rated
Fees assessed to youth involved in juvenile justice system, certain; remove.
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53. HB 53
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize credit for certain child care expenses, child care centers and child care teachers and directors.
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54. HB 54
Not Rated
Income and sales tax; job tax credit for supermarkets in economically distressed communities, sales tax exemption for materials.
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55. HB 55
Not Rated
Case plans for inmates who committed violent offenses; require certain programs be placed within.
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56. HB 56
Not Rated
Conjugal visits; require Department of Corrections to provide for married inmates.
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57. HB 57
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; require implementation of an Extended Family Visitation Program for eligible offenders.
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58. HB 58
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; authorize to administer the 'Halfway House Grant Program.'
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59. HB 59
Not Rated
Crimes; create for unauthorized use of minor's name and social security number as dependent on income tax return.
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60. HB 60
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for improvements to Jackson Zoo.
Analysis: This bill raises the tax burden on the state taxpayer by creating bonds for the Jackson Zoo.
61. HB 61
Not Rated
Marriage license; require previously married applicant to provide certified copy of divorce or annulment when applying for.
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62. HB 62
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds to assist JSU with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program.
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63. HB 63
Not Rated
Courts; prohibit from requiring identification for entrance into court building.
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64. HB 64
Not Rated
Funeral home and chapel; prohibit Board of Funeral Service from regulating size of.
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65. HB 65
Not Rated
Chancellor; provide one additional for the Tenth Chancery Court District.
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66. HB 66
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; require to provide certain notice to certain city before offender is released.
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67. HB 67
Not Rated
Sales tax; phase out on sales of certain food and increase diversion to municipalities.
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68. HB 68
Not Rated
Vocational and technical education programs; require SBE to establish in each school district.
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69. HB 69
Not Rated
Home economics; require SBE to develop curriculum for use by students in Grades 7-12.
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70. HB 70
Not Rated
Nonadmitted policy fee; extend repealer on and revise diversion for FY 2020.
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71. HB 71
Bad Policy
Motion Picture Incentive Act; extend authority of Department of Revenue to approve applications for certain rebates under.
Analysis: Film incentives have shown a terrible return-on-investment for taxpayers in Mississippi, and across the country. Motion picture incentives should not be extended.
72. HB 72
Not Rated
'Mississippi Promise Scholarship Act of 2019'; establish to provide tuition assistance for tuition-free community and junior college attendance.
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73. HB 73
Not Rated
MS Insurance Verification System; authorize use of license-plate readers by law enforcement officers.
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74. HB 74
Not Rated
Mississippi State Workforce Investment Board; bring forward code sections related to the powers and duties of.
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75. HB 75
Not Rated
Regional correctional facilities; increase daily amount paid to certain facilities for housing state offenders.
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76. HB 76
Not Rated
Towing of motor vehicle; revise who pays.
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77. HB 77
Not Rated
Trooper training class; require Legislature to appropriate funds in 2019 and 2020 to defray expenses of.
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78. HB 78
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Public Safety for highway patrol trooper training class.
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79. HB 79
Not Rated
Sales tax; create diversion to counties.
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80. HB 80
Not Rated
Homestead exemption; revise certain provisions regarding filing application for.
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81. HB 81
Not Rated
State employees; employers shall pay for two years accumulated comp time of upon termination or death of.
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82. HB 82
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds to assist Hinds County in construction of the Byram-Clinton Parkway project.
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83. HB 83
Not Rated
Mississippi Smoke-free Air Act of 2019; create.
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84. HB 84
Neutral
Curator of the New Capitol; transfer from Archives to joint jurisdiction of House and Senate.
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85. HB 85
Good Policy
Cell site simulator device; require law enforcement agencies to obtain warrant before using.
Analysis: This bill would require law enforcement to obtain a warrant in pursuant of the 4th and 14th Amendments before using a cell site simulator to search through someone’s cell phone. While security should be a top priority for law enforcement officers, security should not violate Constitutional law.
86. HB 86
Not Rated
Public school curriculum; authorize school boards to adopt for schools within local school district.
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87. HB 87
Not Rated
Financial Transparency in Education Act; create.
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88. HB 88
Not Rated
Mental Health Department employees; provide for increase in annual compensation for those with annual salary under $20,000.00.
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89. HB 89
Not Rated
Mississippi English Language Learners Scholarship Program; create under the Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship Program.
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90. HB 90
Not Rated
Public schools; require toll-free number for reporting abuse and neglect to be posted in all.
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91. HB 91
Not Rated
Petitions for municipal annexation; require practical ingress and egress to and from public roads be included in.
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92. HB 92
Not Rated
PERS; no retiree shall receive allowance from while under contract with state agency as a consultant or advisor.
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93. HB 93
Not Rated
Attorney General investigators; provide for increase in annual compensation for.
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94. HB 94
Not Rated
State employees; provide for increase in annual compensation for those with an annual gross salary of less than $50,000.00.
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95. HB 95
Not Rated
MS Highway Safety Patrol and Bureau of Narcotics; increase salaries by $2,500.00 for sworn officers.
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96. HB 96
Not Rated
School board members; elect all at statewide general election for four-year term.
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97. HB 97
Not Rated
Spotted seatrout; set open season for taking by net.
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98. HB 98
Neutral
Haul seine net; prohibit use of for taking of certain fish within one-half mile of the shoreline of Cat Island.
Analysis: This bill adds Haul Seine Nets to a list of nets prohibited from use for fishing within 1/2 mile of shore.
99. HB 99
Not Rated
Daylight saving; exempt the State of Mississippi from.
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100. HB 100
Neutral
Children's Advocacy Centers Fund; provide an additional assessment on drug/alcohol violations for foster care programs.
Analysis: This bill creates the Children's Advocacy Centers Fund and fines drug violators to help pay for the fund.
101. HB 101
Not Rated
Possession of cell phones and certain contraband by incarcerated offenders and correctional employees; provide enhanced penalty for.
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102. HB 102
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds to school districts for vocational education improvements.
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103. HB 103
Neutral
Mississippi Workforce Development Study Committee; create.
Analysis: This bill creates a Workforce Development Study Committee to examine current public school curricula and make recommendations on how they can be improved to meet the needs of a modern workforce.
104. HB 104
Not Rated
Vocational education; provide additional funding to school districts demonstrating needed enhancements for.
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105. HB 105
Not Rated
Technical and vocational curriculum; require SDE to develop as alternative to college preparatory curriculum.
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106. HB 106
Not Rated
Mineral estates; revert to surface estate owner after ten-year period of nonproduction.
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107. HB 107
Not Rated
Mineral interests; owner of nonproducing interest held separately from surface estate will be liable for portion of ad valorem taxes on land.
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108. HB 108
Not Rated
School calendar; reduce number of days in scholastic year to 170.
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109. HB 109
Not Rated
Radar detectors for sheriffs' departments; allow each county board of supervisors to determine implementation of.
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110. HB 110
Not Rated
Appropriations; Mississippi Community College Board to provide mid-level funding for community colleges.
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111. HB 111
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for taxpayers that employ persons convicted of certain nonviolent offenses.
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112. HB 112
Not Rated
Child care facilities; exempt church owned and operated facilities from licensure.
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113. HB 113
Not Rated
State agencies; require to abide by state law and prohibit from adopting any rule, policy or regulation that conflicts with state law.
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114. HB 114
Not Rated
Reports of suspected abuse; require persons who make to Child Protection Services and DHS to give their name and contact information.
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115. HB 115
Not Rated
Youth court hearings; allow family members to attend hearings in.
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116. HB 116
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; require assignment of to every classroom for grades K-4.
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117. HB 117
Not Rated
School employees annual salary supplement; remove cap on nurses who are eligible for.
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118. HB 118
Good Policy
Homeschooled students; authorize participation in public school extracurricular activities.
Analysis: This Bill allows for home-schooled children to participate in extracurricular activities inside the school district in which they reside.
119. HB 119
Not Rated
Mississippi Department of Human Services employees; remove prohibition on participating in political campaigns for.
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120. HB 120
Not Rated
Child Care For Working Families Study Committee; create.
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121. HB 121
Not Rated
HIV crimes; increase penalties for intentional exposure to blood or seminal fluid.
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122. HB 122
Not Rated
Medical marijuana; authorize Alcorn State University to enter memoranda of understanding for local farmers to grow for out-of-state vendors.
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123. HB 123
Not Rated
Universities and colleges; require to provide mental health assessments to members of school athletic teams.
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124. HB 124
Not Rated
Mississippi Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund; establish and authorize Mississippi Home Corporation to administer.
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125. HB 125
Not Rated
MS Dept. of Human Services; authorize to use additional methods of communication to send notices relating to child support to financial institutions.
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126. HB 126
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for improvements at state parks.
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127. HB 127
Neutral
Sales tax; exempt retail sales of school supplies during the first weekend in August.
Analysis: This bill decreases the tax burden on parents looking to buy school supplies. That is a good but our focus should be on comprehensive tax reform rather than sales tax holidays.
128. HB 128
Not Rated
Pharmacies; reduce time period covered by audit of claims submitted by to PBMs.
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129. HB 129
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require for employees of opposite sex in the same work establishment.
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130. HB 130
Good Policy
Parental Rights of Rapists; terminate for children conceived of rape.
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131. HB 131
Not Rated
K-12 Attendance Centers; revise assignment of points for purposes of accountability grading.
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132. HB 132
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for community and junior colleges capital improvements.
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133. HB 133
Not Rated
Windpool; divert money from nonadmitted policy fees for revolving loan fund for tornado sirens.
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134. HB 134
Not Rated
Income tax; allow a credit to grocers for part of cost of purchasing locally grown or produced agricultural products.
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135. HB 135
Not Rated
Window tint; increase inspection fee and use a portion for Trooper training expenses.
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136. HB 136
Not Rated
Highway Patrol; impose assessment for certain violations to defray expenses of.
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137. HB 137
Not Rated
Appropriation; MDE to assist parents in paying school districts for cost of lost/damaged electronic devices assigned to students.
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138. HB 138
Not Rated
Teachers; revise duties and responsibilities relating to student assessment and achievement before promotion.
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139. HB 139
Not Rated
School districts; provide strategy to promote holistic educational efficiency and opportunities for all students.
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140. HB 140
Not Rated
School district efficiency; conduct feasibility study on the administration of.
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141. HB 141
Not Rated
Wireless learning environments; require school districts to develop and implement within two years.
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142. HB 142
Not Rated
Homestead exemption; establish location filed as strong but rebuttable presumption of candidate's residence for election purposes.
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143. HB 143
Not Rated
Hotel renovation projects sales tax incentive; authorize for certain projects.
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144. HB 144
Not Rated
Election commissioners; revise to be a nonpartisan office.
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145. HB 145
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Education for new program to make funding available to school districts for enhancing vocational education programs.
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146. HB 146
Not Rated
Motor vehicle liability insurance; require to renew registration.
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147. HB 147
Not Rated
Headlights; require to be used whenever windshield wipers necessitated.
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148. HB 148
Bad Policy
Health insurance policies; require coverage for hearing aids and services for children under 21.
Analysis: This bill increases the cost of insurance for consumers by forcing insurance companies to cover the expense of purchasing hearing aids.
149. HB 149
Not Rated
Law Enforcement Officer Bulletproof Vest Grant Fund; create and issue bonds to fund.
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150. HB 150
Good Policy
Mississippi Dyslexia Forgivable Loan Program; clarify type of service committee to qualify for.
Analysis: This amended version amends 37-106-57 instead of 37-106-71 which was amended in the original bill. The bill is amended to read, "Awards granted under the William F. Winter Teacher Forgivable Loan Program shall be made available to nontraditional licensed teachers showing a documented need for student loan repayment and employed in those school districts designated by the State Board of Education as a geographical area of the state or in a subject area of the curriculum in which there is a critical shortage of teachers. Repayment and conversion terms shall be the same as outlined in Section 37-106-53 except that the maximum annual amount of this repayment should not exceed Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00) and the maximum time period for repayment shall be no more than four (4) years."
151. HB 151
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Forrest County with construction of a new replacement East Hardy Street bridge over the Leaf River.
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152. HB 152
Not Rated
Remote enrollment; authorize students of military personnel to enroll in school district upon receipt of order on relocation.
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153. HB 153
Not Rated
Lowndes County; revise valuation date for the county reserve and trust fund.
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154. HB 154
Not Rated
Local system Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Fund; authorize expenditures for certain purposes in Greene County.
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155. HB 155
Bad Policy
Special sales tax; authorize imposition of 1% or 2% for capital projects and/or tourism for municipalities after passage of referendum.
Analysis: This bill increases the tax burden on the consumer.
156. HB 156
Not Rated
Counties; clarify jurisdiction over roads originally constructed as a state highway.
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157. HB 157
Not Rated
Trucks; remove the requirement that visibility must be bad from the requirement to reduce speed during inclement weather.
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158. HB 158
Not Rated
Motor vehicles; require insurance sticker indicating valid motor vehicle insurance.
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159. HB 159
Not Rated
Corporate corridor development zones; authorize designation of and certain tax incentives for qualified businesses.
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160. HB 160
Not Rated
Crimes; revise penalties for attempt of certain crimes.
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161. HB 161
Not Rated
Life jackets; increase minimum age of person required to wear on certain vessels.
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162. HB 162
Not Rated
Mississippi Skill Standards Board; create as an advisory board on industry standards.
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163. HB 163
Not Rated
Student residency requirements; require State Board of Education to adopt uniform policy to be implemented by school boards.
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164. HB 164
Not Rated
Medical records; persons seeking disability benefits may obtain at no charge until final determination of disability.
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165. HB 165
Not Rated
State flag; require state agencies, local governments and public colleges and universities to display on or at public buildings.
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166. HB 166
Not Rated
Ad valorem taxes; allow local contribution to follow students who transfer to another school district.
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167. HB 167
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; provide partial exemption for certain business personal property.
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168. HB 168
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt certain business personal property from.
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169. HB 169
Not Rated
Ad valorem taxes; remove school board's authority to increase more than 2% without referendum approval.
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170. HB 170
Not Rated
Rural broadband initiative; create.
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171. HB 171
Not Rated
Scrap metal purchasers; require receipt and documentation of motor vehicles.
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172. HB 172
Not Rated
'Pledge of Allegiance'; fine schools that fail to recite daily within the first hour of class.
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173. HB 173
Good Policy
Salaries; limit those of certain public officers to no more than 150% of the Governor's salary.
Analysis: This bill would limit the salaries of the State Superintendent of Public Education, the Commissioner of Higher Education and the Executive Director of the Mississippi Community College Board to a pay scale of 150% of the governor’s salary. This would lessen the burden on taxpayers.
174. HB 174
Not Rated
Mississippi Delta Alternative Teacher Licensure Program; create to alleviate teacher shortage in Delta Region.
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175. HB 175
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Delta Blues Museum with installation of permanent exhibits.
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176. HB 176
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; require school districts to notify of nonreemployment within 10 days after adopting budget.
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177. HB 177
Not Rated
Mississippi State Workforce Investment Board; expand membership to include a woman and require gender equity in certain workforces.
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178. HB 178
Not Rated
Equal pay certificate; require certain businesses to have before contracting above $100,000.00 with state agency or department.
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179. HB 179
Bad Policy
Mississippi Department of Labor; create.
Analysis: This bill expands the size of government by creating a Department of Labor in Mississippi.
180. HB 180
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize counties and municipalities to collect certain debts by setoff against a debtor's income tax refund.
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181. HB 181
Not Rated
Livable Homes Tax Credit Act; create.
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182. HB 182
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for certain small businesses that create new jobs.
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183. HB 183
Neutral
Sales tax; exempt retail sales of certain electronic devices and school supplies during the last weekend in July.
Analysis: This bill decreases the tax burden on parents looking to buy school supplies. That is a good but our focus should be on comprehensive tax reform rather than sales tax holidays.
184. HB 184
Not Rated
Expunction; revise which offenses are eligible.
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185. HB 185
Not Rated
Health and human services agencies; require to prepare videos with certain information for benefit recipients and others.
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186. HB 186
Not Rated
Nursing education; unspent TANF funds shall be spent to pay expenses of persons enrolled as part of workforce training.
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187. HB 187
Not Rated
Elementary professional school counselors; allocate funds under Mississippi Adequate Education Program for.
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188. HB 188
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health Department to provide funding to federally qualified health centers.
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189. HB 189
Not Rated
CON; authorize for nursing home in Jones County.
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190. HB 190
Not Rated
School districts; require certain policies and alternative curriculum if accountability rating at three lowest levels.
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191. HB 191
Not Rated
Comprehensive School Health Education Program; include additional components in and require school nurse to teach.
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192. HB 192
Not Rated
Task force to address the disparity of African-American males in the judicial system; create.
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193. HB 193
Not Rated
Mississippi Comprehensive Teen Pregnancy Prevention Act; create.
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194. HB 194
Not Rated
TANF and Medicaid; require teenage recipients of to participate in programs about birth control, abstinence and parenting.
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195. HB 195
Not Rated
Appropriation; Recreational Facilities Activity Program Fund and administered by the State Department of Education.
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196. HB 196
Not Rated
Mathematics and science instruction; enhance through new programs in middle schools.
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197. HB 197
Not Rated
Socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns; establish program to encourage participation in state contracts.
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198. HB 198
Not Rated
Nonviolent offenders; authorize reduction of sentences for passage of end-of-course subject area tests by the offenders.
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199. HB 199
Not Rated
Economically Distressed Municipalities Development Act; create.
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200. HB 200
Not Rated
Homework; require teachers to incorporate daily and weekly assignments into their curriculum.
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201. HB 201
Not Rated
Prekindergarten; require the State Department of Education to establish the 'ABC Program' to provide.
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202. HB 202
Not Rated
State song; designate 'My Home Mississippi' as second official song.
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203. HB 203
Not Rated
Juneteenth Freedom Day; designate as day of commemoration, not paid legal holiday.
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204. HB 204
Neutral
Sales tax; exempt retail sales of school supplies during the last weekend in July.
Analysis: This bill decreases the tax burden on parents looking to buy school supplies. That is a good but our focus should be on comprehensive tax reform rather than sales tax holidays.
205. HB 205
Not Rated
Public assistance; require fathers of children receiving to participate in DHS Responsible Fatherhood Initiative program.
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206. HB 206
Not Rated
Tuition waiver; provide for certain foster and adopted children and wards of the state to attend a state-supported IHL.
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207. HB 207
Not Rated
Housing Loan Assistance Pilot Program; create and authorize bonds to provide funds for.
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208. HB 208
Not Rated
All-terrain vehicles; require retailers to maintain certain records of.
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209. HB 209
Not Rated
State budget; proposed and actual shall not exceed average of revenues received during previous three fiscal years.
Analysis:
210. HB 210
Not Rated
Mobile homes; give owner of one year to redeem the property after sold for taxes.
Analysis:
211. HB 211
Not Rated
Mobile or manufactured home; allow owner with one year or longer lease on land to classify as real property.
Analysis:
212. HB 212
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with improvements to Laurel Street Park and Medgar Evers Community Center and Park.
Analysis:
213. HB 213
Not Rated
Radar; authorize sheriff and deputies to use on county roads to enforce speed limits.
Analysis:
214. HB 214
Not Rated
Civil actions; provide that property and casualty insurers have burden of proof for exclusions in 'all perils' coverage policy.
Analysis:
215. HB 215
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to all upon meeting all terms and conditions of sentence.
Analysis:
216. HB 216
Not Rated
Child care; DHS transfer to CCDF $40 million of unspent TANF funds from prior fiscal year.
Analysis:
217. HB 217
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; remove the provision that prescribes the manner in which affordable rental housing must be appraised.
Analysis:
218. HB 218
Not Rated
State flag; create commission to select new design of from submissions by public universities and colleges.
Analysis:
219. HB 219
Not Rated
Mississippi Traumatic Brain Injury Victims Fund; create and fund through school bus overtaking violations assessment.
Analysis:
220. HB 220
Not Rated
Mississippi Telephone Solicitation Act; add 'political calls' as prohibited under the act.
Analysis:
221. HB 221
Not Rated
Indecent assault; create crime of.
Analysis:
222. HB 222
Good Policy
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance of Iraq veteran tag to recipients of the Inherent Resolve Campaign Metal.
Analysis: This bill seeks to honor veterans who have served in Iraq or Syria since 2014 by allowing them to use a special Inherent Resolve Campaign tags in honor of their service.
223. HB 223
Not Rated
Special Prosecutor; create procedure when DA is absent or unable to perform his or her duties.
Analysis:
224. HB 224
Not Rated
Mississippi Affordable Housing Trust Fund; create to assist in the development, rehabilitation and preservation of affordable housing.
Analysis:
225. HB 225
Not Rated
Body-worn cameras; require cities and counties to provide to police officers and deputy sheriffs.
Analysis:
226. HB 226
Not Rated
Officer-involved death; require investigation and appointment of special prosecutor.
Analysis:
227. HB 227
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for all nonviolent crimes after five years.
Analysis:
228. HB 228
Not Rated
State flag; prohibit display of current flag at or on state buildings or property until design is changed.
Analysis:
229. HB 229
Not Rated
Youth Unemployment Task Force; create.
Analysis:
230. HB 230
Not Rated
Youth Employment Grant Program; create.
Analysis:
231. HB 231
Not Rated
CON; remove end-stage renal disease facilities from application of law.
Analysis:
232. HB 232
Not Rated
Counties; authorize to pay poll workers certain mileage.
Analysis:
233. HB 233
Bad Policy
Mississippi Ports Improvements fund; create.
Analysis: This bill increases the scope of government by creating a fund to repair ports and puts it under the authority of the MDA. This creates unnecessary hurdles as the funds could be allocated from the legislature directly to the ports in need of repair. The state should seek to streamline regulations not overwhelm regulators.
234. HB 234
Not Rated
Advanced practice registered nurses; revise certain provisions relating to and delete requirement to practice in collaborative relationship.
Analysis:
235. HB 235
Not Rated
Appointed school board members; authorize removal for just cause in municipal school districts.
Analysis:
236. HB 236
Not Rated
Sales tax; increase diversion to municipalities.
Analysis:
237. HB 237
Not Rated
Dating violence; require school districts to adopt policy and educate students on.
Analysis:
238. HB 238
Not Rated
School administrators; require to report acts of violence resulting in injury to local law enforcement authorities.
Analysis:
239. HB 239
Not Rated
Health; State Health Officer shall develop program to close the gap in health status of gender and racial groups.
Analysis:
240. HB 240
Not Rated
Mississippi Youthbuild Act; create.
Analysis:
241. HB 241
Not Rated
Homeowner's Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program; establish.
Analysis:
242. HB 242
Not Rated
Appropriation; Mississippi Delta Strategic Compact.
Analysis:
243. HB 243
Not Rated
Legislative Public Project Grant Program; create.
Analysis:
244. HB 244
Not Rated
Mississippi River Delta Promise Zone Act of 2019; create and divert portion of state gaming revenue to assist in carrying out purposes of.
Analysis:
245. HB 245
Not Rated
Interpretation language assistance services; provide for certain youth at juvenile detention centers.
Analysis:
246. HB 246
Not Rated
Workers' Compensation Law; increase maximum total recovery under to 520 weeks.
Analysis:
247. HB 247
Not Rated
Chronic Diseases; direct Health Department to establish WISEWOMAN and WISEMAN programs to reduce incidence of.
Analysis:
248. HB 248
Not Rated
Commission to Redesign the Mississippi State Flag; establish to recommend new flag to be unveiled in September 2020.
Analysis:
249. HB 249
Not Rated
Community and Police Safety Act; create.
Analysis:
250. HB 250
Not Rated
Mississippi River Delta Promise Zone Act of 2019; create.
Analysis:
251. HB 251
Not Rated
Mississippi Civil Rights Act; create.
Analysis:
252. HB 252
Not Rated
Smoking; prohibit in motor vehicle with child passenger under age six.
Analysis:
253. HB 253
Not Rated
Mississippi Eyes on Smiling Students Health Act; enact to require vision screening and oral health assessments for certain students.
Analysis:
254. HB 254
Not Rated
Bonds; create rural counties and municipalities cellular and broadband grant program and authorize issuance of bonds.
Analysis:
255. HB 255
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize credit for certain child care expenses, child care centers and child care center teachers and directors.
Analysis:
256. HB 256
Not Rated
Appropriation; Mental Health for additional funding for crisis centers and outpatient services.
Analysis:
257. HB 257
Not Rated
Medicaid; require Governor and Division of Medicaid to negotiate to obtain federal waiver to expand Medicaid coverage.
Analysis:
258. HB 258
Not Rated
PERS; allow retirees to teach in critical needs areas and work full time and receive full salary for three years.
Analysis:
259. HB 259
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Tchula with road improvements.
Analysis:
260. HB 260
Neutral
'Mississippi Joint Municipal Law Enforcement Act'; create.
Analysis: This bill proposes to join municipal police departments within the same county. The sheriff already has power over the county. This could create additional tax burdens on one municipality to serve the interests of the other.
261. HB 261
Not Rated
Appropriation; Holmes County Consolidated School District for expenses of consolidation.
Analysis:
262. HB 262
Not Rated
Appropriation; Hinds County to fund centralized wastewater treatment system to service Byram-Clinton corridor area.
Analysis:
263. HB 263
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; reimburse City of Jackson for tax loss that results from state ownership of property.
Analysis:
264. HB 264
Not Rated
Income tax; revise provisions regarding net income of nonresidents, certain definitions and certain business deductions.
Analysis:
265. HB 265
Not Rated
Manufactured and mobile homes; require certain notice to tax collector when relocated from another county.
Analysis:
266. HB 266
Not Rated
Caller ID Anti-Spoofing Act; establish a minimum fine and increase the maximum fine for a violation of.
Analysis:
267. HB 267
Not Rated
Teachers' salary; provide for $4,000.00 increase over four years at $1,000.00/year beginning with the 2019-2020 term.
Analysis:
268. HB 268
Not Rated
Teachers' salary; implement five-year phase in to increase to Southeastern average.
Analysis:
269. HB 269
Not Rated
Advocates of domestic abuse victims; create provisions to protect confidential information of.
Analysis:
270. HB 270
Not Rated
The Bullying Deterrent Act; create.
Analysis:
271. HB 271
Not Rated
Indecent assault; create the crime of.
Analysis:
272. HB 272
Not Rated
Domestic abuse protection orders; revise appellate procedure.
Analysis:
273. HB 273
Neutral
Community hospitals; authorize board of trustees members to participate in health insurance plan.
Analysis: This bill allows for the board of trustees to participate in healthcare plans offered to employees of the hospital. This raises costs as previous language had offered medical benefit plans which were supposed to be cost neutral. Specifically, "so that no expenditure of hospital funds is required," was struck from the text.
274. HB 274
Not Rated
Income tax; partially exclude active duty military compensation received by certain residents and nonresidents.
Analysis:
275. HB 275
Not Rated
Traffic signal lights; direct MDOT to install and operate at certain intersection in DeSoto County.
Analysis:
276. HB 276
Not Rated
Declaratory opinions; permit electronic submission of requests for.
Analysis:
277. HB 277
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish at $8.25 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime.
Analysis:
278. HB 278
Not Rated
Health insurance; provide AG regulation and arbitration of disputes regarding billing between provider and insured.
Analysis:
279. HB 279
Not Rated
MS Trauma Care Systems Fund; remove monetary cap on.
Analysis:
280. HB 280
Not Rated
Nonadmitted policy fee; extend repealer on and revise diversion for FY 2020.
Analysis:
281. HB 281
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Larry Braddock of Lowndes County.
Analysis:
282. HB 282
Not Rated
Smart State Act; create.
Analysis:
283. HB 283
Not Rated
Prohibition on Price Gouging for Essential Drugs Act; create.
Analysis:
284. HB 284
Not Rated
'Mobile Personal Hygiene Pilot Program Act of 2019'; create and authorize JSU to administer.
Analysis:
285. HB 285
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.
Analysis:
286. HB 286
Not Rated
Mississippi State Oil and Gas Board; remove from the provisions of the Mississippi Budget Transparency of Simplification Act.
Analysis:
287. HB 287
Not Rated
Rural Fire Truck Acquisition Assistance Program; authorize an additional round for counties and municipalities.
Analysis:
288. HB 288
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce rate on retail sales of motorcycles.
Analysis:
289. HB 289
Not Rated
Women's Economic Security Act; create.
Analysis:
290. HB 290
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care law and under CHIP.
Analysis:
291. HB 291
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with improvements to Belhaven Park and Grove Park.
Analysis:
292. HB 292
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize for capital improvements at Alcorn State University, Jackson State University and Mississippi Valley State University.
Analysis:
293. HB 293
Not Rated
School curriculum; require comprehensive Mississippi History course for public school students in Grade 9.
Analysis:
294. HB 294
Not Rated
Housing Repair Grant Fund; authorize issuance of bonds to provide funds for grants to low income individuals for home repair.
Analysis:
295. HB 295
Not Rated
All-terrain vehicles; require owners to obtain a certificate of number.
Analysis:
296. HB 296
Not Rated
Identity theft; establish procedure for victim to have debt forgiven and credit reports purged.
Analysis:
297. HB 297
Not Rated
Local and private bills proposing to extend local tax for second time; require direct referendum.
Analysis:
298. HB 298
Not Rated
Criminal investigators; add two to the 21st Circuit Court District.
Analysis:
299. HB 299
Not Rated
Historic Courthouse Fund; create to provide grants to counties for maintenance/restoration of historic courthouses.
Analysis:
300. HB 300
Not Rated
Mississippi Special Needs Housing Steering Council; create.
Analysis:
301. HB 301
Not Rated
Income tax; exclude overtime compensation from gross income.
Analysis:
302. HB 302
Not Rated
Holmes County State Park; Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks may lease land in and contract for services to operate.
Analysis:
303. HB 303
Not Rated
All-terrain vehicles; create voluntary certificate of number system, mandatory for public lands, with Mississippi Department of WF&P.
Analysis:
304. HB 304
Not Rated
Contributing to the neglect or delinquency of a child and abuse of a child; revise penalties for.
Analysis:
305. HB 305
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for public school capital improvements.
Analysis:
306. HB 306
Not Rated
MAEP; increase adjustment to base student cost for at-risk students.
Analysis:
307. HB 307
Not Rated
School social workers and psychologists; authorize districts to employ and receive partial state reimbursement for salaries of.
Analysis:
308. HB 308
Not Rated
Trimester School Year Pilot Program; establish.
Analysis:
309. HB 309
Not Rated
MAEP; define 'at-risk pupil' and include a child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
Analysis:
310. HB 310
Not Rated
Driver's license; authorize issuance of hardship license to persons who have their licenses suspended as a result of being out of compliance with order for support.
Analysis:
311. HB 311
Not Rated
Expungement; revise list of felonies that may be authorized for.
Analysis:
312. HB 312
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Holmes County with improvements to county roads and buildings.
Analysis:
313. HB 313
Not Rated
Commission to redesign the MS State Flag; establish to develop 2 options for a new flag to present to the Legislature.
Analysis:
314. HB 314
Not Rated
'Mississippi Universal Prekindergarten Program Act of 2019'; enact.
Analysis:
315. HB 315
Not Rated
Sexual harassment; create a state cause of action.
Analysis:
316. HB 316
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care reform law.
Analysis:
317. HB 317
Not Rated
Health insurance policies; require coverage for certain obesity treatments.
Analysis:
318. HB 318
Not Rated
Amount paid to regional correctional facilities by Department of Corrections; increase to $41.00 per day.
Analysis:
319. HB 319
Not Rated
Joint state-county work program; require DOC to utilize under certain circumstances.
Analysis:
320. HB 320
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Yazoo County with renovation of county courthouse.
Analysis:
321. HB 321
Not Rated
Student records; require school districts to store permanent and cumulative records in digital format.
Analysis:
322. HB 322
Bad Policy
MS Insurance Guaranty Association Law; revise definition of covered claim under.
Analysis: Caution needed as this bill seeks to reduce the liability of the State Guaranty Fund by stating: Covered Claim shall not include any claim that would otherwise be a covered claim under this paragraph that has been rejected or denied by any other state guaranty fund based upon that states statutory exclusions regarding the insured's net worth. When consumers decide which businesses will succeed or fail, the resulting profit motive will greatly reduce bad business practices and reward those who put the interest of their customers first. While the State Guaranty Fund does violate the principles of the free market, this does not repeal the fund, it instead limits which citizens can use it.
323. HB 323
Bad Policy
Insurance companies; require to establish an internal audit function.
Analysis: This bill expands the scope of government by adding additional regulations. The state should seek to undo governments regulations whenever possible. When consumers decide which businesses will succeed or fail, the resulting profit motive will greatly reduce bad business practices and reward those who put the interest of their customers first.
324. HB 324
Bad Policy
Insurance companies; require to file a corporate governance annual disclosure with the Commissioner of Insurance.
Analysis: This bill expands the scope of government by adding additional regulations. The state should seek to undo governments regulations whenever possible. When consumers decide which businesses will succeed or fail, the resulting profit motive will greatly reduce bad business practices and reward those who put the interest of their customers first.
325. HB 325
Bad Policy
City of Columbus and Lowndes County; authorize restaurant tax to fund Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitor's Bureau and revise composition of bureau.
Analysis: This bill seeks to increase taxation to attract tourists. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government.
326. HB 326
Not Rated
College tuition; spouses and children of USAF members may keep in-state residency classification throughout enrollment.
Analysis:
327. HB 327
Not Rated
Motor vehicle reporting laws; clarify.
Analysis:
328. HB 328
Not Rated
Surplus lines insurance; extend repealer on law prescribing nonadmitted policy fee for.
Analysis:
329. HB 329
Not Rated
Appropriation; Administrative Office of Courts to provide funding for mental health courts.
Analysis:
330. HB 330
Not Rated
Average daily attendance; revise percentage of instructional day from 37% to 50% for students to be counted in.
Analysis:
331. HB 331
Not Rated
Graduation rates; revise method of reporting for accountability purposes by providing five-year completion option.
Analysis:
332. HB 332
Not Rated
School safety; require schools to conduct emergency law enforcement drills to address active shooter incidents and other violent acts.
Analysis:
333. HB 333
Not Rated
Harassment by public employee; require to reimburse public employer when employee has violated.
Analysis:
334. HB 334
Good Policy
Mental health courts; authorize to be established throughout the state.
Analysis: This bill seeks to reduce the unintended consequences of harsh punishments on people with mental illness. This bill seeks to rehabilitate rather than incarcerate people with mental illnesses by reducing their potential punishment with rehabilitation.
335. HB 335
Not Rated
Medicaid; pharmacy benefits for managed care beneficiaries shall be traditional fee-for-service.
Analysis:
336. HB 336
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; require to input missing person cases into National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS).
Analysis:
337. HB 337
Good Policy
The Landowners Protection Act; create.
Analysis: This bill exempts property owners and their employees from civil liability if a third party injures somebody else on said property.
338. HB 338
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Health for a grant to the Southern Health Commission in Washington County.
Analysis:
339. HB 339
Not Rated
Purchase of automatic weapon; place certain restrictions on.
Analysis:
340. HB 340
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Health to establish and operate two STD/HIV specialty clinics.
Analysis:
341. HB 341
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health Department for support of Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.
Analysis:
342. HB 342
Not Rated
Youth and Community Safety Act; create.
Analysis:
343. HB 343
Not Rated
Compulsory-school-age child; revise definition of by increasing required age to 18 years.
Analysis:
344. HB 344
Bad Policy
Proclamation of a local emergency; allow president of county board of supervisors to declare.
Analysis: This bill seeks to increase the power of the president of a county board of supervisors to declare an emergency in cases of natural disaster or invasion. The mayor or governing body of a municipality, the governing body of a county, and the Governor of Mississippi already have this power. Citizens should be encouraged to be self reliant, prepared, and practice mutual aid. Dependence on the state will weaken residents ability provide help.
345. HB 345
Not Rated
Governing authorities of counties and cities; authorize to recover actual costs of enforcing ordinance, zoning law or regulation.
Analysis:
346. HB 346
Not Rated
County vehicles and road equipment; authorize boards of supervisors to allow use between county departments.
Analysis:
347. HB 347
Not Rated
Appropriation; Office of Capital Post-Conviction Counsel for representing all post-capital conviction appeals.
Analysis:
348. HB 348
Bad Policy
Cell phones and other contraband found in correctional facilities; provide certain penalties for.
Analysis: This bill seeks to create additional punishments for smuggling contraband in prison. The punishments do nothing to rehabilitate the offender and instead add to the tax burden. Other punishments should be prescribed that do not add to the tax burden.
349. HB 349
Not Rated
Correctional facility staff; shall not be eligible for reduction of sentence if convicted of sale/use drugs while employed at facility.
Analysis:
350. HB 350
Not Rated
DOC; authorize awarding of certain participation credits for offenders in technical violation centers.
Analysis:
351. HB 351
Not Rated
Election commissioner; remove requirement to resign one year before qualifying for another office.
Analysis:
352. HB 352
Not Rated
Eminent domain; require disclosure of comparative appraisals to property owners whose property is taken by.
Analysis:
353. HB 353
Not Rated
Payroll date for school district employees; authorize semimonthly payroll in discretion of local school board.
Analysis:
354. HB 354
Not Rated
Universities and colleges; require to allow MS residents to register for classes before nonresident students.
Analysis:
355. HB 355
Not Rated
Mineral interests; revert to surface owner after certain period of time.
Analysis:
356. HB 356
Not Rated
Salary increases for legislators; make effective for term of office after term in which salary is increased.
Analysis:
357. HB 357
Not Rated
Mississippi Initiative for Rural Turnaround Leadership Pilot Program; create in State Department of Education.
Analysis:
358. HB 358
Not Rated
County prosecutor; authorize to represent clients outside the county.
Analysis:
359. HB 359
Not Rated
Small School District Equipment, Maintenance and Infrastructure Grant; create to assist certain school districts.
Analysis:
360. HB 360
Not Rated
Student transfer; allow students to attend school in adjacent district under certain circumstances.
Analysis:
361. HB 361
Not Rated
Nancy's Law; create to provide remedies for investigation of vulnerable person abuse.
Analysis:
362. HB 362
Not Rated
Adverse possession; require possessor to notify chancery clerk before title vests.
Analysis:
363. HB 363
Not Rated
Holy Bible; designate as the official state book of Mississippi.
Analysis:
364. HB 364
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt certain sales of tangible personal property to volunteer fire departments for use solely in department purposes.
Analysis:
365. HB 365
Not Rated
Real estate licensure; revise requirements for those who provide instruction for.
Analysis:
366. HB 366
Bad Policy
Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act; create.
Analysis: Under Miss. law, electric power associations (EPAs) are defined as "nonprofit corporations" with the mission of making "electric energy available at the lowest cost consistent with sound economy and prudent management of the business of such corporations." This bill is inconsistent with that model insofar as EPAs do not have expertise in providing broadband and are pursuing a business model heavily dependent upon federal subsidies. It seems inevitable that this plan will open the door for a ratepayer and state taxpayer bailout.
367. HB 367
Not Rated
Minimum wage; authorize a statewide ballot initiative to determine state increase.
Analysis:
368. HB 368
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for improvements to the Jackson Zoo and Livingston Park.
Analysis:
369. HB 369
Not Rated
Reverse auction; revise method of receiving bids through for agencies and governing authorities.
Analysis:
370. HB 370
Not Rated
Vulnerable person; abuse of is a felony, not misdemeanor, and reckless abuse is also included.
Analysis:
371. HB 371
Not Rated
Trip optimizer system; exempt youth services counselors.
Analysis:
372. HB 372
Not Rated
Milk products; exempt owners of certain milk producing animals from regulation when used for personal milk consumption.
Analysis:
373. HB 373
Not Rated
Power of Attorney; revise in delegation for care and custody of a child.
Analysis:
374. HB 374
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt certain business personal property from.
Analysis:
375. HB 375
Not Rated
Administrative Procedures Act; amend to require agencies to readopt all rules every 5 years.
Analysis:
376. HB 376
Not Rated
Cosmetology; board shall issue license by reciprocity to persons who present certain documentation.
Analysis:
377. HB 377
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for taxpayers who serve as volunteer firefighters.
Analysis:
378. HB 378
Not Rated
Emergency Medical Technicians; authorize to carry firearms while in performance of duties.
Analysis:
379. HB 379
Not Rated
MS Highway Safety Patrol; require all patrol cars to include rear partition transport cages.
Analysis:
380. HB 380
Not Rated
Daylight saving time; exempt State of Mississippi from.
Analysis:
381. HB 381
Not Rated
Retirement; allow PERS retirees to receive retirement allowance while serving in any elected office.
Analysis:
382. HB 382
Not Rated
Criminal investigators; increase salary of.
Analysis:
383. HB 383
Not Rated
Victim Assistance Coordinator; authorize one additional for Seventh Circuit Court District.
Analysis:
384. HB 384
Not Rated
Hospitals; require to examine persons at ER with sickle cell disease symptoms within four hours after admission.
Analysis:
385. HB 385
Not Rated
Life insurance; authorize funeral services provider to obtain certain information within two business days.
Analysis:
386. HB 386
Not Rated
Perpetual care cemeteries, new; require certain acreage and trust fund deposit to establish.
Analysis:
387. HB 387
Not Rated
Religious Freedom Act and Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act; repeal.
Analysis:
388. HB 388
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt retail sales of school supplies during the last weekend in July.
Analysis:
389. HB 389
Not Rated
Drug policy reciprocity; authorize.
Analysis:
390. HB 390
Good Policy
The MS Church Protection Act; clarify that 'qualified retired law enforcement' are eligible for immunity as members of a church security program.
Analysis: This bill seeks to allow add qualified law enforcement officers to the class of citizens immune from civil liability for being members of a church security program. Currently, churches that exercise their right to have a security program must have firearm permits for their security members to be immune from civil liability. This raises concerns as churches which do not register armed members with the state are not immune from civil liability.
391. HB 391
Not Rated
Comprehensive Hurricane Damage Mitigation Program; provide funding and specify mitigation standard.
Analysis:
392. HB 392
Not Rated
Crime; create for accidents caused by drivers of stolen vehicles.
Analysis:
393. HB 393
Not Rated
Adoption; revise home study and residency requirements.
Analysis:
394. HB 394
Not Rated
Hospital records; delete provision requiring notice before retiring X-ray film or graphic data.
Analysis:
395. HB 395
Not Rated
Public records; exempt the booking information of certain mentally ill patients from.
Analysis:
396. HB 396
Not Rated
Cemeteries and preneed contracts; require those covered or funded by a trust to have surety bond to protect owners or insureds.
Analysis:
397. HB 397
Bad Policy
Firearms; authorize seizing law enforcement agency to use proceeds.
Analysis: This law seeks to sell firearms confiscated during a crime after a conviction in a court of law. Originally, the proceeds could only be used for bullet proof vests. This expands the power of the state by allowing the seizing law enforcement agency to use the proceeds in any way they see fit. Law enforcement should be funded by the legislature, not from confiscations.
398. HB 398
Good Policy
Patriotic societies; authorize principal to allow to speak to the student body on importance of civic duty.
Analysis:
399. HB 399
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for cost of new alternative fueling infrastructure.
Analysis:
400. HB 400
Not Rated
Assistant Teacher Elevated Salary Waiver Program; enact to compensate eligible assistant teachers at level of licensed teachers.
Analysis:
401. HB 401
Not Rated
'Small Town Teacher Tax Credit Act'; create to authorize an income tax credit to certain licensed teachers.
Analysis:
402. HB 402
Not Rated
State employees; provide for increase in annual compensation for those with annual salary under $50,000.00.
Analysis:
403. HB 403
Not Rated
Driver's license; revise requirements and create certificate for driving.
Analysis:
404. HB 404
Not Rated
Employment application form; prohibit criminal background information from being asked on.
Analysis:
405. HB 405
Not Rated
Workers' Compensation Law; revise various provisions regarding.
Analysis:
406. HB 406
Not Rated
Department of Public Safety and Corrections; require to pay certain employees for all accumulated comp time upon termination or death.
Analysis:
407. HB 407
Not Rated
Bump stock device; define, prohibit the use of and provide penalties for a violation of the use of.
Analysis:
408. HB 408
Not Rated
Chancery clerk; require to remove social security numbers from land transfer deeds.
Analysis:
409. HB 409
Not Rated
Jackson Metropolitan Area Airport Authority; repeal.
Analysis:
410. HB 410
Not Rated
Fuel tax; authorize certain municipalities to impose after an election to be used for road and bridge repair/maintenance.
Analysis:
411. HB 411
Not Rated
Domestic terrorism; create state crime with penalty of life imprisonment.
Analysis:
412. HB 412
Not Rated
Circuit Judges; add to the Seventh Circuit Court District.
Analysis:
413. HB 413
Not Rated
Venomous snakes; classify as inherently dangerous to humans and unlawful to possess without a permit.
Analysis:
414. HB 414
Not Rated
Automated consumer electronic device purchasing machines; prohibit in the state.
Analysis:
415. HB 415
Not Rated
Violent offenders, certain; may be paroled by Parole Board if sentencing judge authorizes parole consideration.
Analysis:
416. HB 416
Not Rated
Inmates convicted of capital offenses; provide parole eligibility after certain requirements are met.
Analysis:
417. HB 417
Good Policy
Mississippi On-Farm Sales and Food Freedom Act; enact to provide greater autonomy to private agricultural producers.
Analysis: This bill allows greater freedom to private farmers to grow and sell directly to consumers by stating that this bill, “does not prohibit or regulate the retail sale or distribution of unprocessed agricultural or farm products grown or raised in this state directly from the producer to the consumer as food for human consumption or seeds for replanting...”
418. HB 418
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'hotel' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
Analysis:
419. HB 419
Not Rated
IHL Board; require permanent appointment of alumni from Alcorn State, Jackson State and Mississippi Valley State Universities to.
Analysis:
420. HB 420
Not Rated
Post-secondary funding; provide for restored mid-level funding of community and junior colleges and increase salaries.
Analysis:
421. HB 421
Not Rated
Charter schools; require school districts to pay local funds due on quarterly, rather than annual, basis.
Analysis:
422. HB 422
Not Rated
Undocumented students; allow to attend college at in-state tuition rates subject to certain conditions.
Analysis:
423. HB 423
Not Rated
Automatic voter registration; authorize for those who apply for the issuance, renewal or change of address of a driver's license.
Analysis:
424. HB 424
Not Rated
Municipal Crime Prevention Fund; create.
Analysis:
425. HB 425
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to Old Whitfield Road in Rankin County.
Analysis:
426. HB 426
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize to renovate portion of the Metrocenter Mall to house the Hinds Community College Workforce Development Training Center.
Analysis:
427. HB 427
Not Rated
Public schools; require moment of quiet reflection each day and classroom display and daily recitation of Ten Commandments.
Analysis:
428. HB 428
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Hinds County with development of regional wastewater treatment center.
Analysis:
429. HB 429
Not Rated
Motor vehicle license plates; allow reuse from one vehicle to another vehicle under certain conditions.
Analysis:
430. HB 430
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt certain sales of tangible personal property and services to churches.
Analysis:
431. HB 431
Not Rated
'Mississippi Country of Origin Labeling Law of 2009'; revise to also require notice of country of processing.
Analysis:
432. HB 432
Not Rated
Campaign staff; require candidate to report the employment of.
Analysis:
433. HB 433
Not Rated
State Flag; provide for statewide referendum on removing Confederate Battle Flag from the design of.
Analysis:
434. HB 434
Not Rated
Local Taxation and Tax Extension Authority Act; create.
Analysis:
435. HB 435
Not Rated
Motor vehicle; provide that the most insurers shall be required to pay for repairs is the prevailing market rate.
Analysis:
436. HB 436
Not Rated
Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association; require replacement cost coverage.
Analysis:
437. HB 437
Not Rated
Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act; create under authority of Insurance Commissioner.
Analysis:
438. HB 438
Not Rated
Unemployment compensation; provide for certain increases in.
Analysis:
439. HB 439
Not Rated
MS Windstorm Underwriting Association; mandate to write policies on IBHS FORTIFIED homes.
Analysis:
440. HB 440
Not Rated
Compulsory School Attendance Law; lower mandatory age to five years.
Analysis:
441. HB 441
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Sunflower County in researching wind energy as a viable source of power for the county.
Analysis:
442. HB 442
Not Rated
State Board of Education; require to develop curriculum and implement programs of conflict resolution.
Analysis:
443. HB 443
Not Rated
School attendance; require for children who cannot score a 21 or higher on the ACT until the child reaches 18 years of age.
Analysis:
444. HB 444
Bad Policy
Windstorm Underwriting Association; authorize to levy recoupable and nonrecoupable assessments.
Analysis: This bill seeks to fund the MS Windstorm Underwriting Association by allowing the Association to levy fees in the form of Recoupable and Nonrecoupable Assessments. Also, the Replacement Cost valuation for property is added to the definition of Essential Property Insurance along side Actual Cash Value. Additionally, $3,000,000 is to be used for the Rural Fire Truck Fund. While this bill would establish a Minimum Reserve for the salaries and other necessary expenses, it implies that higher payments are necessary for insured consumers. The state should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations.
445. HB 445
Not Rated
Student transfers; require approved transfers to remain in effect unless student's address changes.
Analysis:
446. HB 446
Not Rated
State flag; require public colleges and universities to display on each campus or lose state funds.
Analysis:
447. HB 447
Not Rated
Mississippi Highway Patrol; authorize to do private contract work when off-duty.
Analysis:
448. HB 448
Not Rated
Municipal courts; prohibit requirement that individuals have a photo I.D. to enter into such courts.
Analysis:
449. HB 449
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for repair and renovation of Rose E. McCoy Auditorium at Jackson State University.
Analysis:
450. HB 450
Not Rated
Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote; create.
Analysis:
451. HB 451
Not Rated
State podiatric forgivable loan program; create.
Analysis:
452. HB 452
Not Rated
Credit reports; prohibit release of information unless authorized by the consumer.
Analysis:
453. HB 453
Not Rated
Body-worn cameras; prohibit law enforcement from recreating past activities with.
Analysis:
454. HB 454
Not Rated
Breast-feeding; revise and strengthen statutes supporting and promoting.
Analysis:
455. HB 455
Not Rated
Voter rolls; prohibit purging names from Statewide Elections Management System 120 days or less before the date of any election.
Analysis:
456. HB 456
Not Rated
Education Enhancement Fund; require percentage appropriated for classroom supply funds to be fully allocated.
Analysis:
457. HB 457
Not Rated
Legislature; allow retired licensed educators to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of.
Analysis:
458. HB 458
Not Rated
Sales tax; create diversion to counties.
Analysis:
459. HB 459
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; exempt certain vehicles owned by disabled veterans.
Analysis:
460. HB 460
Not Rated
Sexual Assault Victims' DNA Bill of Rights; create.
Analysis:
461. HB 461
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Cleveland School District with construction of a new school.
Analysis:
462. HB 462
Not Rated
Bonds; create a rural counties and municipalities emergency infrastructure loan program and authorize issuance of bonds.
Analysis:
463. HB 463
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the City of Shelby with improvements to downtown walking track.
Analysis:
464. HB 464
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the North Bolivar Consolidated School District with making improvements to schools.
Analysis:
465. HB 465
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL to establish Business Impact Center at Alcorn State site in Mound Bayou.
Analysis:
466. HB 466
Not Rated
Scholastic year; increase number of days for schools with an accountability rating of 'D' or 'F.'
Analysis:
467. HB 467
Not Rated
Contracts; require to be written in large print.
Analysis:
468. HB 468
Not Rated
Oxycontin pills; limit RX to 75 pills per RX unless patient is hospitalized or in nursing home.
Analysis:
469. HB 469
Not Rated
Civil Rights Memorial Day; designate the last Monday of April as.
Analysis:
470. HB 470
Not Rated
Judges; provide additional judge for Seventh Circuit Court District.
Analysis:
471. HB 471
Not Rated
Jury consultants; prohibit contact with certain jurors.
Analysis:
472. HB 472
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise exemption that counties may grant on motor vehicles owned by volunteer firefighters.
Analysis:
473. HB 473
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of the Rotary Club of Central Hancock County.
Analysis:
474. HB 474
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at Hawkins Field Airport and Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport.
Analysis:
475. HB 475
Not Rated
Hybrid vehicle tax; repeal section of law authorizing.
Analysis:
476. HB 476
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore to all felons upon satisfying all of the sentencing requirements of the conviction.
Analysis:
477. HB 477
Not Rated
Appropriation; Rural Fire Truck Fund for additional round of trucks under Acquisition Assistance Program.
Analysis:
478. HB 478
Not Rated
Out-of-State tuition; waive for nonresident children of Mississippi emergency service personnel killed in line of duty.
Analysis:
479. HB 479
Not Rated
Mississippi Adult Health and Privacy Act; create.
Analysis:
480. HB 480
Good Policy
Rights of youth taken into custody for delinquent act, certain; require legal counsel be consulted before waiver of certain rights may occur.
Analysis: This bill protects the rights of young people by requiring that they speak with an attorney.
481. HB 481
Not Rated
Consumer Arrest Record Equity (CARE) Act; create.
Analysis:
482. HB 482
Not Rated
Prescription drugs; require Attorney General to compile certain lists of those essential for treating diabetes and costs of.
Analysis:
483. HB 483
Not Rated
Insurance; require certain consumer information and notice and availability of mediation regarding balance billing.
Analysis:
484. HB 484
Not Rated
Case plans for nonviolent inmates; require certain programs be placed within.
Analysis:
485. HB 485
Not Rated
Case plans for inmates who committed capital offenses; require certain programs be placed within.
Analysis:
486. HB 486
Not Rated
Mississippi Prison Industries; require to pay inmates federal minimum wage for inmate labor.
Analysis:
487. HB 487
Not Rated
DOC's evaluation of requests for proposals for canteen services; require interested third parties to have reasonable prices for services.
Analysis:
488. HB 488
Not Rated
Boards of education; require those in districts having a mayor-council form of government to be elected.
Analysis:
489. HB 489
Not Rated
Law enforcement; require pursuit policy of alleged crime perpetrator.
Analysis:
490. HB 490
Not Rated
Chancery court; require to order certain persons held pending mental evaluation.
Analysis:
491. HB 491
Not Rated
Early voting; require Secretary of State to authorize for overseas military.
Analysis:
492. HB 492
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of building for School of Public Health at Jackson State University.
Analysis:
493. HB 493
Not Rated
Life insurance; authorize funeral services provider to obtain certain information regarding a deceased's.
Analysis:
494. HB 494
Not Rated
Personal care homes; require licensure and regulation of those providing living arrangements for one or more persons.
Analysis:
495. HB 495
Not Rated
Fuel taxes; allocate a portion to the City of Jackson to defray costs incurred as a result of being the seat of state government.
Analysis:
496. HB 496
Not Rated
Dyslexia Coordinator; require the State Dept. of Education to employ in each school district.
Analysis:
497. HB 497
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for certain small businesses that create new jobs.
Analysis:
498. HB 498
Not Rated
Railroad crossings; require MDOT to review all passive crossings to determine if any are particularly dangerous.
Analysis:
499. HB 499
Not Rated
Schools in district transformation; prohibit mandatory consolidation if progressing toward termination of transformation status.
Analysis:
500. HB 500
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt certain retail sales of locally grown or produced agricultural products.
Analysis:
501. HB 501
Not Rated
Hypodermic syringes or needles; unlawful to sell, obtain, purchase or possess as a direct consumer without a written prescription.
Analysis:
502. HB 502
Not Rated
Public employees; exempt from bad check fees caused by error in direct deposit made by their employer or retirement system.
Analysis:
503. HB 503
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Corinth-Alcorn County Recreation Commission with construction of a splash pad.
Analysis:
504. HB 504
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for costs incurred for storm shelter/safe room for primary residence.
Analysis:
505. HB 505
Not Rated
Teacher Education Scholars Forgivable Loan Program; revise minimum standards of qualifications for.
Analysis:
506. HB 506
Not Rated
Special local improvement assessment districts; authorize municipalities to create.
Analysis:
507. HB 507
Not Rated
Mississippi Tobacco Minimum Legal Sale Age of 21 Act; create.
Analysis:
508. HB 508
Not Rated
Child support; revise certain provisions regarding withholding and payment of.
Analysis:
509. HB 509
Not Rated
Department of Human Services; child support attorneys shall be paid percentage of attorney's fees collected.
Analysis:
510. HB 510
Not Rated
Dental hygienists; authorize to provide services to patients under the general supervision of dentists under certain conditions.
Analysis:
511. HB 511
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise assessment rate for motor vehicles.
Analysis:
512. HB 512
Not Rated
Public school students; authorize use of community service as a disciplinary alternative to suspension or expulsion.
Analysis:
513. HB 513
Not Rated
Insurance rebate monies; increase amount deposited into Municipal Fire Protection Fund and the County Volunteer Fire Department Fund.
Analysis:
514. HB 514
Not Rated
MS Rural Fire Truck Equipment and Apparatus Grant Program; create and fund with sex offender registry fee.
Analysis:
515. HB 515
Not Rated
English language learners; require waivers of accountability for school districts with 25% of enrollment being.
Analysis:
516. HB 516
Not Rated
Public road; define and prohibit hunting from.
Analysis:
517. HB 517
Not Rated
Volunteer dentists; provide immunity from liability for services provided by.
Analysis:
518. HB 518
Not Rated
Mississippi Access to Health Care and Patient Choice Act; create.
Analysis:
519. HB 519
Not Rated
Patient Choice Act of 2019; create.
Analysis:
520. HB 520
Not Rated
Mississippi Access to Health Care Act; create.
Analysis:
521. HB 521
Not Rated
Delinquent county garbage fees; provide nonrenewal of driver's licenses for nonpayment.
Analysis:
522. HB 522
Not Rated
Public school curriculum; require State Board of Education to review and revise.
Analysis:
523. HB 523
Not Rated
Board on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training; revise membership of.
Analysis:
524. HB 524
Not Rated
Firearms; prohibit public employers from banning employees with permit and training endorsement from carrying on property.
Analysis:
525. HB 525
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at campground at Lake Lamar Bruce in Lee County.
Analysis:
526. HB 526
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist with installation of outdoor emergency warning systems at Wheeler Attendance Center in Prentiss County.
Analysis:
527. HB 527
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; allow off-duty use of official vehicles under certain circumstances.
Analysis:
528. HB 528
Neutral
Contracts; provide additional penalties for a person who splits to avoid competitive purchasing procedures.
Analysis: This bill seeks to reduce the instances of fraud by stating that the Public Procurement Review Board can penalize vendors or business owners who split invoices so to circumvent authorized amounts that can be paid from the state by banning them from doing business in the state for 3 years for the first penalty and indefinitely for the second violation. Previously it was a misdemeanor fine and jail time. This raises concerns for due process.
529. HB 529
Not Rated
Abortion; prohibit after fetal heartbeat is detectable.
Analysis:
530. HB 530
Not Rated
English language learners; increase funding to districts with 20% or more enrolled student population comprised of.
Analysis:
531. HB 531
Not Rated
Insurance; prohibit delaying medical bill payment of insured for purpose of establishing subrogation rights.
Analysis:
532. HB 532
Not Rated
Mineral interest; revise procedure for payment of taxes.
Analysis:
533. HB 533
Not Rated
CON; issue for additional nursing home beds at county-owned hospital in Tippah County.
Analysis:
534. HB 534
Not Rated
Earned time allowance; revise which offenders are eligible for.
Analysis:
535. HB 535
Good Policy
MDOT; authorize to sell certain state-owned real property in Neshoba County, Mississippi.
Analysis: This bill authorizes MDOT to sell certain land assets in Neshoba County. This decreases costs on maintaining the land and decreases the burden on tax payers.
536. HB 536
Neutral
Artificial reefs; prohibit the publication of location data associated with.
Analysis:
537. HB 537
Not Rated
Income tax; allow a credit to grocers for part of cost of purchasing locally grown or produced agricultural products.
Analysis:
538. HB 538
Not Rated
Contractors; require to have state tax identification number and workers' compensation insurance when bidding on public projects.
Analysis:
539. HB 539
Not Rated
Domestic abuse protection orders; revise appellate procedure.
Analysis:
540. HB 540
Not Rated
Confidential youth court records; shall include forensic interviews and information developed/prepared by child advocacy centers & multidisciplinary teams.
Analysis:
541. HB 541
Not Rated
Parental rights of rapists; terminate for children born of rape.
Analysis:
542. HB 542
Not Rated
Contraceptives; require insurers, Medicaid and the State Health Plan to cover without cost sharing.
Analysis:
543. HB 543
Not Rated
Nurse-Family Partnership Pilot Program; require to be established and funded through TANF funds.
Analysis:
544. HB 544
Not Rated
Mississippi Employment Protection Act; repeal.
Analysis:
545. HB 545
Not Rated
Workers' Compensation; increase maximum total recovery and remove cap on permanent total disability compensation.
Analysis:
546. HB 546
Not Rated
Unemployment benefits; increase individual's weekly benefit amount by $40.00.
Analysis:
547. HB 547
Not Rated
Emergency evacuation order; prohibit employer from terminating or discriminating against an employee who evacuates under.
Analysis:
548. HB 548
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Community Open Arms Transformation with repair and renovation of building.
Analysis:
549. HB 549
Not Rated
Mississippi State Fair; require all amusement ride operators to pass drug test.
Analysis:
550. HB 550
Not Rated
Elected statewide and certain district officials; increase salaries of.
Analysis:
551. HB 551
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist with maintenance of the Mississippi Telecommunication Conference and Training Center.
Analysis:
552. HB 552
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson in making repairs and improvements to water and sewer systems.
Analysis:
553. HB 553
Not Rated
Exceptional children; require school districts to develop policy for the discipline of.
Analysis:
554. HB 554
Not Rated
Arbitration clause; considered nonbinding in certain contracts.
Analysis:
555. HB 555
Not Rated
Circuit Court Districts; authorize an additional district attorney and criminal investigator for the 7th.
Analysis:
556. HB 556
Not Rated
Country of Origin Labels; clarify labeling of covered commodities.
Analysis:
557. HB 557
Not Rated
Funeral services; require payment for before body may be transferred from one funeral home to another.
Analysis:
558. HB 558
Not Rated
Mandatory minimum sentences for crimes committed by offenders; revise which offenders are eligible for.
Analysis:
559. HB 559
Not Rated
State service employees; provide $1,500.00 increase in annual compensation for.
Analysis:
560. HB 560
Not Rated
Voluntary Nonopioid Directive Form; create and require certain nonopioid options for pain.
Analysis:
561. HB 561
Not Rated
State flag; revise design of.
Analysis:
562. HB 562
Not Rated
Appropriation; Archives and History for Scott Ford House to develop two historic properties in Jackson.
Analysis:
563. HB 563
Not Rated
Jackson State University; designate as the State of Mississippi's preeminent public urban research university.
Analysis:
564. HB 564
Not Rated
School boards; require itemized report of central office expenditures to be included in notice of advertisement for increase in ad valorem tax.
Analysis:
565. HB 565
Not Rated
'Meet My Mississippi'; designate as official state poem of Mississippi.
Analysis:
566. HB 566
Not Rated
Adverse possession cases; require losing party to pay court costs and attorney's fees.
Analysis:
567. HB 567
Not Rated
Public schools; clarify authority of local law enforcement agencies to prevent and investigate crimes on property of.
Analysis:
568. HB 568
Not Rated
Firearm possession; restore right for nonviolent felon who completes all terms of sentence.
Analysis:
569. HB 569
Bad Policy
Water service rates; Public Service Commission shall determine for service provided by a municipality for consumers outside of the municipality's corporate boundaries.
Analysis: This moves the power to set rates from one government entity to another. The state should seek to undo governments regulations whenever possible. When consumers decide which businesses will succeed or fail, the resulting profit motive will greatly reduce bad business practices and reward those who put the interest of their customers first.
570. HB 570
Not Rated
Bail; provide imposition of by courts under certain circumstances when no other conditions ensure defendant's appearance.
Analysis:
571. HB 571
Good Policy
Commercial sexual exploitation of children; decriminalize for minors and improve response and support services of government agencies to.
Analysis: This bill clarifies that minors (under the age of 18) can not be arrested for certain misdemeanor offenses. This is good for liberty because those minors who may have been victims of human trafficking will be more willing to contact law enforcement and expose the adults exploiting them.
572. HB 572
Good Policy
Educator use of personal leave; authorize use of by employees on certain days in the event of death or funeral of an immediate family member.
Analysis: This bill allows school employees to use personal leave without penalty in the event of the death of an immediate family member. The law expands the time that can be taken for person leave to the first day of the school term, the last day of the school term, and on a day previous to a holiday or a day after a holiday.
573. HB 573
Not Rated
Newborn screening program; include spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in those conditions covered in.
Analysis:
574. HB 574
Not Rated
School recognition program; clarify eligible personnel to receive salary supplement from financial award by schools.
Analysis:
575. HB 575
Not Rated
Pension plans; make certain regulations regarding transfers and creditors' claims.
Analysis:
576. HB 576
Neutral
State and School Health Insurance Management Board; authorize State Superintendent of Public Education to designate individual to serve on.
Analysis: This bill expands the power of the the State Superintendent of Public Education and the Commissioner of Insurance by allowing them to designate individuals in their place to the State and School Employees Health Insurance Management Board. The state should seek to streamline regulations not overwhelm regulators.
577. HB 577
Not Rated
Nursing homes; allow resident or resident's kin or guardian to monitor resident's room with electronic device.
Analysis:
578. HB 578
Neutral
Teacher and administrator licenses; clarify grounds for disciplinary action and reinstatement.
Analysis: This bill changes how the State Board of Education is run and how hearings for revoking licenses are to be administered.
579. HB 579
Not Rated
Mental health intervention; provide annual salary supplement to licensed school counselors and licensed school nurses who receive certification to provide in public schools.
Analysis:
580. HB 580
Neutral
Mississippi Transportation Commission; authorize to require its contractors to provide work zone safety operations.
Analysis: This bill requires MS Transportation Commission contractors to provide for law enforcement safety operations in work zones that the commission determines are on high-volume roadways. It also adds additional penalties for causing bodily or property damage in work zones. The State should seek to minimize regulations, not add additional penalties to actions which are already illegal.
581. HB 581
Bad Policy
Mississippi Terroristic Threats Law; create.
Analysis: This bill creates additional punishments for already existing crimes. The state should seek to protect schools, not create additional prison time that would impose an additional tax burden on residents of the state.
582. HB 582
Not Rated
The Mississippi Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing and Retention Grant Program; establish to address teacher shortage.
Analysis:
583. HB 583
Not Rated
Suspected human anatomical material; require transport of to State Medical Examiner for analysis and identification.
Analysis:
584. HB 584
Bad Policy
MS Qualified Health Center Grant Program; extend authority to make grants under.
Analysis: This bill seeks to solve the problems of increasingly higher healthcare costs by leaving residents dependent on a decreasing revenue stream of taxes. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on healthcare, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
585. HB 585
Not Rated
MAEP; determine cost of using average daily membership (ADM) in lieu of ADA with 95% threshold attendance trigger.
Analysis:
586. HB 586
Not Rated
Excise tax on gasoline and diesel fuel; revise rate.
Analysis:
587. HB 587
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt retail sales of certain food for human consumption and increase state sales tax rate.
Analysis:
588. HB 588
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce/eliminate certain exemptions.
Analysis:
589. HB 589
Not Rated
State song; designate as 'Mississippi Beautiful.'
Analysis:
590. HB 590
Not Rated
School superintendents; revise authority to assign certain students who the youth court orders to be enrolled.
Analysis:
591. HB 591
Not Rated
Compulsory School Attendance Law; rename as the 'Kindergarten Increases Diplomas (KIDs) Act' and lower compulsory age to five years.
Analysis:
592. HB 592
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Holly Springs for widening a road for the Springs Industrial Park.
Analysis:
593. HB 593
Not Rated
Private correctional facilities contractor; must have ability to use local vendors when providing services to offenders.
Analysis:
594. HB 594
Not Rated
Local governments capital improvements revolving loan program; include municipal natural gas facilities.
Analysis:
595. HB 595
Not Rated
Code-charter municipality governing authorities; may delegate duties related to personnel actions.
Analysis:
596. HB 596
Not Rated
Water well contractor's license; remove requirement that applicant must present three affidavits to the DEQ examining committee.
Analysis:
597. HB 597
Not Rated
Sales tax; divert an additional amount to municipalities to be used to fund infrastructure projects.
Analysis:
598. HB 598
Not Rated
DFA; authorize to issue request for one or more primary care clinics to be consulted.
Analysis:
599. HB 599
Not Rated
Casinos; revise locations in Tunica County where may locate.
Analysis:
600. HB 600
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for sewer system infrastructure improvements in Quitman County.
Analysis:
601. HB 601
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Friars Point in constructing a community center.
Analysis:
602. HB 602
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to James Vaughn of Tunica County.
Analysis:
603. HB 603
Not Rated
County officials; increase the salaries of certain.
Analysis:
604. HB 604
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; repeal laws authorizing.
Analysis:
605. HB 605
Not Rated
Law enforcement flag; prescribe design of and authorize law enforcement agencies to display and fly.
Analysis:
606. HB 606
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; authorize DOR to promulgate rules allowing certain permit holders to purchase from manufacturers and distributors.
Analysis:
607. HB 607
Not Rated
Emergency phone service and enhanced wireless emergency phone service; bring forward sections for possible amendment.
Analysis:
608. HB 608
Not Rated
Local Governments MSWIN Infrastructure and Equipment Revolving Loan Program; create.
Analysis:
609. HB 609
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce rate on retail sales of motorcycles.
Analysis:
610. HB 610
Not Rated
Deceased bodies; require report of, if found.
Analysis:
611. HB 611
Not Rated
Honey; revise inspection exemption from Department of Health for those selling less than certain amount.
Analysis:
612. HB 612
Not Rated
Crimes; provide enhanced penalties for stalking if electronic tracking device used.
Analysis:
613. HB 613
Good Policy
MS Public Records Act of 1983; exempt certain information technology records from.
Analysis: This bill exempts sensitive information such as source codes and security policies from the MS Public Records Act of 1983.
614. HB 614
Not Rated
Firearms; prohibit altering serial number.
Analysis:
615. HB 615
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce rate on retail sales of motorcycles.
Analysis:
616. HB 616
Not Rated
State inmates eligible for release; require notification of certain terms and conditions of release be given to.
Analysis:
617. HB 617
Not Rated
MS Workforce Enhancement Training Fund; use certain funds for establishing an industrial certification grant program.
Analysis:
618. HB 618
Not Rated
Driver's license; require driver education and safety program completion by students under 18 years of age.
Analysis:
619. HB 619
Not Rated
Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act; create.
Analysis:
620. HB 620
Not Rated
Nonadjudication and pretrial intervention; authorize completion of workforce training as a condition that the court may impose.
Analysis:
621. HB 621
Not Rated
Stem Cells; prohibit use of in research or therapy if derived from human embryo or fetus that was destroyed.
Analysis:
622. HB 622
Not Rated
School athletic events; require local school boards to adopt policy granting free admission to veterans of United States Armed Forces.
Analysis:
623. HB 623
Good Policy
School districts; exempt those with 'A' and 'B' accountability ratings from certain duties.
Analysis: This bill reduces regulations for school districts that have A or B ratings. The State should seek to streamline regulations whenever possible.
624. HB 624
Not Rated
Child Protection Services; information about clients is confidential and unauthorized disclosure is subject to penalties.
Analysis:
625. HB 625
Good Policy
Hemp; authorize regulation and growth of for certain purposes.
Analysis: This bill is good for liberty because it will legalize and then regulate the use of hemp. This will expand farmers diversification of crops to grow, allow for the creation of hemp related industries in the State, and allow for private businesses to create new jobs.
626. HB 626
Good Policy
CON: provide for direct appeals to Court of Appeals of Department of Health orders pertaining to.
Analysis: This bill reduces the power of the state to deny the construction of hospitals. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on healthcare, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through regulations.
627. HB 627
Not Rated
Medicaid; establish provider-sponsored health plan as a pilot managed care program.
Analysis:
628. HB 628
Neutral
Health insurance; revise mandatory policy provisions to penalize late payments of claims.
Analysis: This bill seeks to protect consumers from health insurance providers who do not pay claims. The bill states that interest on the amount owed to the consumer shall go down from 1.5% per day to 3% per month and that three times the amount of unpaid claims must be paid if the provider did not pay because of bad faith. While well intentioned, this bill could raise insurance rates as insurance providers may be more discriminate to whom they provide insurance.
629. HB 629
Not Rated
Workers' Compensation Law; require blood tests and autopsies in found dead cases under certain conditions.
Analysis:
630. HB 630
Good Policy
Insurance producers; create a limited lines producer license for self-storage insurance.
Analysis: This bill expands insurance licensing to cover limited lines of credit for self storage units. While more business opportunities and insurance options are good for the people, the state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations.
631. HB 631
Not Rated
Workers' Compensation Law; revise various provisions of.
Analysis:
632. HB 632
Not Rated
Transportation; transfer law enforcement duties of Motor Carrier Division of MDPS to MDOT.
Analysis:
633. HB 633
Not Rated
Motor vehicle; remove prohibition on leaving unattended without first stopping the engine and removing the key.
Analysis:
634. HB 634
Not Rated
Tax Credit Scholarship Act; create.
Analysis:
635. HB 635
Not Rated
Evelyn Gandy Fair Pay Act; create.
Analysis:
636. HB 636
Not Rated
Elected state officers; salaries shall not be more than average of salaries of equivalent officials in adjacent states.
Analysis:
637. HB 637
Good Policy
voter enfranchisement; create joint legislative study committee on.
Analysis:
638. HB 638
Not Rated
School administrators; authorize school board to terminate or suspend for failure to report abuse of vulnerable or exceptional children by a school employee.
Analysis:
639. HB 639
Not Rated
Automatic voter registration; authorize for those who apply for the issuance, renewal or change of address of driver's license.
Analysis:
640. HB 640
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of the Belhaven Historic District.
Analysis:
641. HB 641
Not Rated
Minimum wage; provide that no employee shall make less than.
Analysis:
642. HB 642
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for the Mississippi Watershed Repair and Rehabilitation Cost-Share Program.
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt.
643. HB 643
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL Board for additional funds for JSU, ASU and MVSU.
Analysis:
644. HB 644
Not Rated
Daylight saving time; observe year-round if federal law is amended to allow it.
Analysis:
645. HB 645
Not Rated
Emergency medical technicians; revise definition of EMT-advanced.
Analysis:
646. HB 646
Not Rated
Pathologist; increase pay received by for performing an autopsy.
Analysis:
647. HB 647
Not Rated
Airport Authorities Law; revise definition of airport to exclude buffer areas and areas for airport compatible development.
Analysis:
648. HB 648
Not Rated
Sixteenth section land; authorize leasing of certain land by municipalities/counties for less than minimum percentage if land leased for public purpose.
Analysis:
649. HB 649
Not Rated
Workers' compensation; increase assessment for the Second Injury Trust Fund.
Analysis:
650. HB 650
Good Policy
Rape crisis and domestic violence programs; protect confidential communication of victims.
Analysis: This bill allows for advocates, people with training to help victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual abuse, to keep victims information confidential for their well being.
651. HB 651
Not Rated
Teachers' salaries; provide for $2,000.00 increase over four years at $500.00/year beginning with the 2019-2020 term.
Analysis:
652. HB 652
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; increase annual minimum salary to $15,000.00.
Analysis:
653. HB 653
Bad Policy
City of Baldwyn; extend repeal date on tax on hotels, motels, restaurants and convenience stores to promote tourism.
Analysis: This bill seeks to reinstate a tourism tax repealed on July 1, 2018 and create an "ex post facto law" to legalize the taxes that had continued to be collected after the date of repeal.
654. HB 654
Good Policy
County school board trustees; require runoff election if no candidate receives majority of votes cast.
Analysis: This bill provides regulations for holding a runoff election if no candidate for the county board of education wins a majority.
655. HB 655
Not Rated
Real Estate license; require to mail to place of business or another location designated by licensee.
Analysis:
656. HB 656
Not Rated
Mississippi Initiative on HBCUs; create to strengthen capacity of HBCUs to provide highest quality of education.
Analysis:
657. HB 657
Not Rated
Cell-cultured meat or lab-grown meat; require to be labeled as such at point of final purchase in retail establishments.
Analysis:
658. HB 658
Not Rated
Architects; exempt certain from continuing education requirements.
Analysis:
659. HB 659
Not Rated
School boards; elect members at general statewide and presidential elections for 4-year term.
Analysis:
660. HB 660
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance of tag with the words 'Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo.'
Analysis:
661. HB 661
Not Rated
Lobbying; revise definition of.
Analysis:
662. HB 662
Not Rated
Child Support; suspend requirement for payment while payor is incarcerated.
Analysis:
663. HB 663
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; require training on drug referral programs.
Analysis:
664. HB 664
Not Rated
Probation and parole; prohibit revocation of for failure of offender to pay restitution program fees under certain circumstances.
Analysis:
665. HB 665
Not Rated
Juvenile offenders; revise sentencing guidelines.
Analysis:
666. HB 666
Good Policy
Secure detention; raise minimum age for youth.
Analysis: This bill raises the age that a child can be committed to the State Training School from 10 to 12 years old.
667. HB 667
Not Rated
Commercial driver's license; delete provisions for persons suffering from diabetes.
Analysis:
668. HB 668
Not Rated
Natchez-Adams Special Municipal Separate School Districts; elect members of school board.
Analysis:
669. HB 669
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Scenic Rivers Development Alliance with acquisition and development of land in Franklin County.
Analysis:
670. HB 670
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; increase maximum number of package retailer's permits a person may own.
Analysis:
671. HB 671
Not Rated
Absentee ballots; provide votes cast by as final and require to remain at registrar's office on election day.
Analysis:
672. HB 672
Not Rated
Compulsory school attendance; revise to remove certain excused absences.
Analysis:
673. HB 673
Not Rated
Forgery; revise penalty for.
Analysis:
674. HB 674
Not Rated
Teachers' salaries; provide for $2,000.00 increase to minimum salary scale over two years.
Analysis:
675. HB 675
Not Rated
MAEP; eliminate the 27% local funding cap in support of.
Analysis:
676. HB 676
Not Rated
The Evelyn Gandy Fair Pay Act; create.
Analysis:
677. HB 677
Neutral
School bus overtaking; provide that all may report.
Analysis: This bill allows for anyone who sees someone passing a stopped school bus to report the incident.
678. HB 678
Not Rated
Daylight saving time; observe year-round if federal law is amended to allow it.
Analysis:
679. HB 679
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; allow certain use of uniform, weapon, vehicle and equipment for disaster relief when off-duty.
Analysis:
680. HB 680
Not Rated
Legislature; limit introduction of general bills requiring majority vote for passage to sessions in even-numbered years.
Analysis:
681. HB 681
Not Rated
MS Accountability and Transparency Act; revise to include certain counties and municipalities.
Analysis:
682. HB 682
Not Rated
Criminal investigators; increase salary of.
Analysis:
683. HB 683
Not Rated
Voyeurism; revise penalty for offense of.
Analysis:
684. HB 684
Not Rated
Juvenile offenders convicted of murder; revise sentencing options for.
Analysis:
685. HB 685
Not Rated
The Mississippi Street Gang Act; make various revisions.
Analysis:
686. HB 686
Not Rated
MS Comprehensive Workforce Training and Education Act; codify and extend repealers on.
Analysis:
687. HB 687
Not Rated
Financial literacy and public finance; require SBE to develop curriculum for use in public high schools.
Analysis:
688. HB 688
Good Policy
Districts of Innovations; require SDE to recognize use of Cambridge Assessment or other nationally recognized assessment for purposes of school accountability designations.
Analysis: This bill relaxes school regulations by allowing schools within districts of innovation to be graded by the Cambridge Assessment or other nationally recognized assessment standards in lieu of the Mississippi Assessment Program or the State Subject Area Testing Program. This decreases the regulatory burden on the State.
689. HB 689
Good Policy
MS School for the Deaf; authorize creation of nonprofit entity for fundraising activities.
Analysis: This bill allows for the State to create a nonprofit organization for the purpose of collecting donations for the Mississippi School for the Deaf. Voluntary contributions could decrease the tax burden on the residents of this State.
690. HB 690
Not Rated
Online voter registration; revise to allow for first-time voters to register through.
Analysis:
691. HB 691
Not Rated
Mississippi School for the Blind; authorize creation of nonprofit entity for fundraising activities.
Analysis:
692. HB 692
Not Rated
Timber theft; include those who cause others to carry away the timber of another.
Analysis:
693. HB 693
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of the Mississippi Faculty Association of Community and Junior Colleges.
Analysis:
694. HB 694
Good Policy
Income tax; extend repealer on tax credit for certain charges for using certain port and airport facilities.
Analysis: This bill extends a tax credit to promote the increased use of ports and related facilities in this state, particularly by those taxpayers which would not otherwise use such ports and related facilities without the benefit of such tax credit.
695. HB 695
Good Policy
Income tax; extend repealer on credit for certain costs paid by a company in relocating national or regional headquarters to this state.
Analysis: This bill seeks to extend a tax credit on businesses which choose to move their headquarters to the state. The state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government.
696. HB 696
Bad Policy
Small Business and Grocer Investment Act; extend repealer on.
Analysis: This bill seeks to justify public taxes for private use. The state should seek to decrease spending on special projects and pay down the states debt. When consumers decide which businesses will succeed or fail, the resulting profit motive will greatly reduce bad business practices and reward those who put the interest of their customers first.
697. HB 697
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; exempt certain vehicles owned by disabled veterans.
Analysis:
698. HB 698
Bad Policy
Construction contracts; allow public entities to allocate additional funds to project budget.
Analysis: This bill calls for public works by any state agency or division, on or before the date and time established to receive bids for any contract, to be budgeted. Additional allocations to the budget can occur at any time.
699. HB 699
Not Rated
Radar; authorize sheriff and deputy sheriffs to use on county roads to enforce speed limits.
Analysis:
700. HB 700
Not Rated
Child support enforcement and collection; terminate contract with private entity for and DHS shall perform.
Analysis:
701. HB 701
Neutral
Commissioner George Landon Phillips; rename Highway Patrol Troop K command center located in Biloxi, MS in honor of.
Analysis:
702. HB 702
Good Policy
Cottage food operation; increase maximum annual gross sales to $35,000.00 and authorize to advertise over the Internet.
Analysis: This bill relaxes regulations on cottage food operations by clarifying that they are not restricted from advertisement over the internet and by increasing the annual gross sales cutoff to be a cottage food operation from $20,000 to $35,000. There are many states where there are no restriction on the amount, which should be the goal.
703. HB 703
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Charleston with infrastructure improvements.
Analysis:
704. HB 704
Neutral
Jointly held property; authorize to be sold by broker in a commercially reasonable manner.
Analysis:
705. HB 705
Not Rated
Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive Act; extend authority of Department of Revenue to approve applications for certain rebates under.
Analysis:
706. HB 706
Bad Policy
Cremation; prohibit until approved by county medical examiner.
Analysis: This bill seeks to prevent foul play from being hidden by cremation. While this bill has good intent, the medical examiner already has to certify that no further examination is necessary before a body is cremated. This will add costs to cremation.
707. HB 707
Not Rated
Interlocutory Appeal; authorize for criminal prosecutors.
Analysis:
708. HB 708
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverages; allow direct sales and shipments of wine to be made to residents in this state.
Analysis: This bill relaxes regulations by allowing holders of a direct wine shippers permit to ship wine directly to residents of the State. This should decrease costs for consumers.
709. HB 709
Not Rated
Sexual battery; remove statue of limitations for prosecution of crime of.
Analysis:
710. HB 710
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; authorize SDE to issue Nontraditional Teaching Route - Standard License to certain individuals with advanced degrees.
Analysis:
711. HB 711
Not Rated
Municipal elections; revise the time for holding.
Analysis:
712. HB 712
Not Rated
Highway patrol officers; bring forward section with salaries of.
Analysis:
713. HB 713
Bad Policy
Local Government Capital Improvements Revolving Loan Fund; extend repealer on MDA authority to use certain funds for expenses.
Analysis: This bill seeks to divert taxes from the Local Government Capital Improvements Revolving Loan Fund to the Mississippi Development Authority for general support. The state should prioritize existing tax dollars for infrastructure projects and reduce the debt.
714. HB 714
Good Policy
Department of Human Services & Department of Child Protection Services; extend repealers on exemptions from certain state agency regulations.
Analysis: This bill extends repealers on additional regulations on information technology for DHS and CPS. The purpose is to protect sensitive personal information.
715. HB 715
Good Policy
Harvest permits; extend repealer on authority of MDOT to issue.
Analysis: This bill seeks to extend a fee on permits for hauling heavy loads for agricultural related products. While taxes are necessary for roads, the state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government and issue permits without fees if possible.
716. HB 716
Not Rated
Mississippi Center for Legal Services Corporation Fund; create and provide for a new fee to be deposited into.
Analysis:
717. HB 717
Not Rated
Uninsured motorist coverage; provide that limits will be equal to liability coverage unless insured selects otherwise.
Analysis:
718. HB 718
Not Rated
Uninsured motorist coverage; provide that coverage is mandatory in every automobile liability insurance policy.
Analysis:
719. HB 719
Not Rated
Motor vehicle liability insurance policy; require to include medical payment coverage.
Analysis:
720. HB 720
Not Rated
Workers' compensation; require emergency hearing upon request of either party.
Analysis:
721. HB 721
Not Rated
MS Center for Legal Services; require fifteen dollars collected from criminal and civil actions to be remitted to.
Analysis:
722. HB 722
Not Rated
Bail schedule for courts; create.
Analysis:
723. HB 723
Good Policy
Nuclear High School Academy; authorize certain school district to enter into partnership for the establishment of.
Analysis: This bill creates a Nuclear High School Academy for Warren and Claiborne counties so they can pursue careers at the Entergy Grand Gulf Nuclear Station.
724. HB 724
Neutral
Memorial highways; designate in Jones and Lee Counties.
Analysis:
725. HB 725
Neutral
Coach Phillip James Jr. Memorial Highway; designate certain segment of U.S. Hwy 11 in Jones County as.
Analysis:
726. HB 726
Neutral
Glade Memorial Highway; designate certain segment of MS Hwy 15 in Jones County as.
Analysis:
727. HB 727
Not Rated
Sales tax; divert a portion of revenue to counties in which certain tax increment financing districts are located.
Analysis:
728. HB 728
Bad Policy
Capitol Complex Improvement District; increase amount of short-term debt that DFA may incur to implement and administer projects.
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars for funding and reduce the debt burden.
729. HB 729
Not Rated
Postsecondary Education Financial Assistance; prohibit college or universities from awarding to persons unlawfully present in the United States.
Analysis:
730. HB 730
Not Rated
Lottery; clarify liquor stores able to serve as lottery retailers.
Analysis:
731. HB 731
Not Rated
MS Workers' Compensation Commission; return to a special fund agency.
Analysis:
732. HB 732
Good Policy
Abortion; prohibit when heartbeat is detected.
Analysis:
733. HB 733
Not Rated
Income tax refund; provide check off on individual form to allow contribution to State General Fund.
Analysis:
734. HB 734
Not Rated
Mississippi Eyes on Smiling Students Health Act; enact to require vision screening and oral health assessments for certain students.
Analysis:
735. HB 735
Not Rated
Civil Legal Assistance Fund; specify funding to from certain sources.
Analysis:
736. HB 736
Not Rated
Civil Legal Assistance Fund; provide for an assessment to be used for.
Analysis:
737. HB 737
Not Rated
Patient Protection Act of 1995; revise to make additional prohibitions and requirements of managed care plans.
Analysis:
738. HB 738
Not Rated
Telemedicine; revise insurance laws regarding.
Analysis:
739. HB 739
Not Rated
University and colleges anti-hazing policy; require the Board of Trustees of IHL to develop policy against hazing and prescribe penalties for violations.
Analysis:
740. HB 740
Neutral
MS State Oil and Gas Board; remove from the provisions of the MS Budget Transparency and Simplification Act.
Analysis: From and after July 1, 2019, the board shall be allowed to maintain a balance in the Oil and Gas Conservation Fund in the amount of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) for the purpose of paying expenses incurred by the board due to a material change in the number of permits sought from the board in any fiscal year. At the beginning of each fiscal year, the fees collected by the board shall be deposited into the Oil and Gas Conservation Fund until the fund has a balance of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) or until the amount collected in the fiscal year equals Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00), whichever occurs first. Any excess money earned shall not be redistributed to the General Fund. The state fiscal officer replaces the state auditor as being the person who can draw money from the fund.
741. HB 741
Not Rated
Offender early-release programs; prohibit stacking of credits and specify rules for offenders under supervised release.
Analysis:
742. HB 742
Not Rated
Tobacco products; revise minimum age required to purchase.
Analysis:
743. HB 743
Not Rated
Parole eligibility for older offenders; increase age and length of sentence served to be eligible for parole and remove certain crimes for eligibility.
Analysis:
744. HB 744
Not Rated
Eligibility for Intensive Supervision Program; revise.
Analysis:
745. HB 745
Not Rated
Mississippi Youthbuild Act; create.
Analysis:
746. HB 746
Not Rated
Crisis intervention centers; require to establish one in Hinds County, and direct Legislature to fully fund all centers.
Analysis:
747. HB 747
Not Rated
Municipal public utilities commission; may be abolished by a majority vote of elector voting in a special election.
Analysis:
748. HB 748
Not Rated
Practice of medicine or dentistry; allow person convicted of certain crimes to practice after license reinstatement.
Analysis:
749. HB 749
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of Starkville High School.
Analysis:
750. HB 750
Not Rated
State holidays; remove Robert E. Lee's birthday and Confederate Memorial Day as legal holidays.
Analysis:
751. HB 751
Good Policy
Commercial Driver's License Act; exclude certain equipment operated by Mississippi Military Department from definition of 'commercial motor vehicle.'
Analysis: This bill removes the licensing requirement for any military and commercial equipment owned or operated by the Mississippi Military Department and operated by employees of the same.
752. HB 752
Neutral
Dental Insurance benefits; prohibit the denial or recoupment of a claim in certain circumstances.
Analysis: This bill seeks to modify dental insurance contracts by setting up an appeal process for when dental service contractors (insurance companies) deny service based on a lack of need. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations.
753. HB 753
Not Rated
Judicial support staff; increase budget for.
Analysis:
754. HB 754
Good Policy
Excess weight permits; authorize vehicles hauling bulk feed, wood pellets to apply for harvest permit and extend repealer.
Analysis: This bill seeks to extend a fee on permits to hauling heavy loads of bulk feed. While taxes are necessary for roads, the state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government and issue permits without fees if possible.
755. HB 755
Not Rated
Suspensions and expulsions; require clear and convincing evidence as standard of proof for those more than 10 days.
Analysis:
756. HB 756
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with improvements to Eubanks Creek.
Analysis:
757. HB 757
Bad Policy
MS Comprehensive Workforce Training and Education Act; codify and extend repealers to 2026.
Analysis: This bill seeks to extend taxes, use federal taxes, and impose regulations to help people whose local economy has been depressed by taxes and regulations. When consumers decide which businesses will succeed or fail, the resulting profit motive will greatly reduce bad business practices and reward those who put the interest of their customers first. The repealer is extended to 2022 from 2019.
758. HB 758
Not Rated
MS Comprehensive Workforce Training and Education Consolidation Act; extend repealer in 2004 chapter law.
Analysis:
759. HB 759
Not Rated
Alcohol; revise certain provisions regarding authority of Department of Revenue to dispose of seized alcohol.
Analysis:
760. HB 760
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise penalties for sale to minors.
Analysis:
761. HB 761
Bad Policy
Israel Support Act of 2019; create.
Analysis: Regardless of the issue, this bill handicaps portfolio managers from making prudent financial decisions for state employees and retirees.
762. HB 762
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise penalties for sale to visibly intoxicated or certain other persons.
Analysis:
763. HB 763
Bad Policy
Spoofing; provide that violation of is a violation of MS Telephone Solicitation Act.
Analysis: This bill creates a violation which allows the Mississippi Public Services Commission to issue fines without affording the accused due process.
764. HB 764
Not Rated
Earned time allowance; prohibit inmates convicted of murder or manslaughter from obtaining.
Analysis:
765. HB 765
Not Rated
Earned time allowances; prohibit offenders convicted of previous violent crime from obtaining.
Analysis:
766. HB 766
Not Rated
Habitual offender; prohibit use of plea bargaining if convicted for committing crime of violence.
Analysis:
767. HB 767
Not Rated
Autopsies; require to include inquiry about whether death was result of seizure or epilepsy.
Analysis:
768. HB 768
Not Rated
Chronic wasting disease; establish procedures to limit the spread of.
Analysis:
769. HB 769
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce rate on retail sales of certain motorcycles.
Analysis:
770. HB 770
Not Rated
MS Responder Management System; registrants receive workers' compensation benefits for death or injury responding to emergency.
Analysis:
771. HB 771
Not Rated
Educator licensure; revise eligibility qualifications for issuance of.
Analysis:
772. HB 772
Not Rated
Counties, roads; authorize to expend county general fund monies for road and bridge construction under certain conditions.
Analysis:
773. HB 773
Not Rated
Military education credits and certifications; require IHL, MCCB and SWIB to develop policy for acceptance of toward academic degrees and licensure requirements.
Analysis:
774. HB 774
Not Rated
Municipal public utilities commission; may be abolished by a majority vote of electors voting in a special election.
Analysis:
775. HB 775
Not Rated
National Board Certified Teachers; authorize additional supplement to those teaching in Holmes and Tallahatchie Counties.
Analysis:
776. HB 776
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions regarding when an application for change of property assessment may be made.
Analysis:
777. HB 777
Neutral
Revised Mississippi Law on Notarial Acts; create and repeal existing statutes on notaries public.
Analysis: This bill repeals and adds regulations on notaries. While this bill does allow for electronic notarization, the state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations.
778. HB 778
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt retail sales of school supplies during the last weekend in July.
Analysis:
779. HB 779
Good Policy
Transportation funds; revise provisions regarding.
Analysis: The board of supervisors may, in its discretion, use any funds heretofore or hereafter raised by bond issue or otherwise for working, constructing, reconstructing, maintaining and improving the public roads and for building bridges as herein provided. Except for contracts that receive funding from the Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund or 2018 Transportation and Infrastructure Improvement Fund, no contract provided above shall be awarded that shall extend beyond 30 days from the termination and end of the term of office of the members of the boards of supervisors awarding same.
780. HB 780
Not Rated
State Flag; prohibit confiscation at public venues and events.
Analysis:
781. HB 781
Not Rated
Welfare Policy Institute within the IHL Board; repeal.
Analysis:
782. HB 782
Not Rated
Local privilege taxes; eliminate.
Analysis:
783. HB 783
Not Rated
State Department of Education; transfer administration, operations, powers and duties to the Office of the Governor.
Analysis:
784. HB 784
Not Rated
Equal votes; revise how winner is determined when candidates receive.
Analysis:
785. HB 785
Good Policy
Motor vehicle dealers; revise blanket liability insurance requirements for.
Analysis: This bill exempts motor vehicles in a dealerships inventory from being required to have motor vehicle liability insurance if the vehicle does not have a motor inside presently. The state should seek to decrease costly regulations whenever possible.
786. HB 786
Not Rated
School districts; provide incentive to rehire retired teachers who may continue to draw retirement benefits.
Analysis:
787. HB 787
Not Rated
Absentee ballots; revise those who are authorized to vote by.
Analysis:
788. HB 788
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a deduction for state income taxes paid.
Analysis:
789. HB 789
Not Rated
Nonadjudication of criminal case; includes crimes listed as crimes of violence under Section 97-3-2 for felonies.
Analysis:
790. HB 790
Not Rated
Texting while driving; provide that burden of proof for lawful use of phone rests with driver and increase civil penalty.
Analysis:
791. HB 791
Not Rated
Oil and gas pipelines; clarify those built using eminent domain must be operated as common carriers.
Analysis:
792. HB 792
Good Policy
State Board of Public Contractors; exempt nonprofit corporations, associations and churches from certain licensing provisions of.
Analysis: This bill seeks to relax building regulations on nonprofit corporations, associations or churches by the State Board of Public Contractors.
793. HB 793
Good Policy
Artificial meat; prohibit meat produced or cultured from animal tissue and plant-or insect-based food products from being labeled as meat.
Analysis: This bill clarifies the definition of meat. Products marked as "Mississippi inspected and passed" shall not define cultured animal tissue produced from animal cell cultures outside of the organism from which it is derived, plant-based, or insect-based food products as meat.
794. HB 794
Not Rated
Hormone-type herbicides; prohibit public applicators from applying from April 15 through October 15.
Analysis:
795. HB 795
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Pascagoula with infrastructure improvements.
Analysis:
796. HB 796
Not Rated
Driver's license; expand eligibility for 'Vet' designation to any person honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces, including reserves.
Analysis:
797. HB 797
Not Rated
Motor vehicles; provide certain exceptions for title and/or registration upon selling.
Analysis:
798. HB 798
Good Policy
Physician Assistants; delete repealer on authority for issuance of temporary license to applicants in master's degree program.
Analysis: This bill seeks to increase the number of licensed physicians assistants by extending a repealer so that people in a masters program can use a temporary license.
799. HB 799
Bad Policy
Appraisal Management Companies; extend repealer on registration requirements under Mississippi Appraisal Company Act.
Analysis: This bill extends a repealer that raises the price of appraisals by limiting people to being licensed by the state first. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations
800. HB 800
Bad Policy
MS Debt Management Services Act; extend repealer on.
Analysis: This bill increases the costs of managing debt services and increases the costs of regulators overseeing the industry. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on businesses, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation or fees.
801. HB 801
Bad Policy
Health Care Expendable Fund; extend repealer on.
Analysis: This bill uses monies collected from tobacco settlements to fund public healthcare. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on healthcare while using the settlement money to pay down the debt.
802. HB 802
Not Rated
Mississippi Department of Human Services; extend repealers on.
Analysis:
803. HB 803
Not Rated
Health Information Technology Act (MS-HIN); extend repealer on.
Analysis:
804. HB 804
Not Rated
Municipal annexation; extend repelaers on additional requirements if population in annexed area is certain number.
Analysis:
805. HB 805
Not Rated
Surplus lines insurance; extend repealer on section prescribing nonadmitted policy fee for.
Analysis:
806. HB 806
Bad Policy
MS Gulf Coast Region Utility Board; extend repealers on.
Analysis: This undermines the conservative principles of limited government and free enterprise by extending a repealer on a regulatory board for water utilities.
807. HB 807
Bad Policy
Public lands; extend repealer on statute prohibiting corporations and nonresident aliens from purchasing.
Analysis: This bill seeks to limit foreigners and corporations from buying public land. The state should not be in the business of selling-for-use or leasing land. If the state is selling land because the land has been forfeited because of taxes, instead of limiting who the land is sold to, the taxes should be lowered to alleviate the fear of land being bought by nonresidents or corporations.
808. HB 808
Good Policy
Income tax; extend repealer on tax credit for new cut and sew jobs in upholstered furniture manufacturing industry.
Analysis: This bill extends a tax credit for enterprises that own or operate upholstered household furniture manufacturing facilities. This is a tacit admission that taxes are too high for business growth. The state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government.
809. HB 809
Not Rated
Burn care lien for qualifying providers; extend repealer on statutes establishing.
Analysis:
810. HB 810
Not Rated
Blue; designate as the official state color.
Analysis:
811. HB 811
Not Rated
Teachers' salaries; increase to southeastern average over five-year period.
Analysis:
812. HB 812
Not Rated
Teachers; provide incentives for working in certain areas with critical shortages of.
Analysis:
813. HB 813
Not Rated
Real estate lien; require the chancery clerk to designate as cancelled when the property owner files a bond with the clerk.
Analysis:
814. HB 814
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions relating to assessment of property of public service corporations.
Analysis:
815. HB 815
Not Rated
Student enrollment and transfer; create felony for falsification of documents to establish residency for purposes of.
Analysis:
816. HB 816
Good Policy
Mississippi Educational Talent Recruitment Act; create.
Analysis: This bill seeks to reduce the tax burden on recent college graduates. The state should always seek to lower the aggregate tax burden on all individuals.
817. HB 817
Not Rated
Riding bailiffs; revise compensation of.
Analysis:
818. HB 818
Not Rated
Retirement; allow vested members of PERS to purchase creditable service for service with non-PERS employers.
Analysis:
819. HB 819
Neutral
Uniform Athlete Agents Act; revise to conform to 2015 amended act adopted by UCC.
Analysis: This bill seeks to regulate the activity of students who plays sports. The state should focus on education by enforcing contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations
820. HB 820
Not Rated
Mississippi Major Economic Impact Authority; revise certain authority concerning loan for certain economic development project.
Analysis:
821. HB 821
Not Rated
Mississippi Student-Athlete Differential Scholarship and Grant Program; establish to require universities and colleges to cover remainder of tuition for student-athletes.
Analysis:
822. HB 822
Bad Policy
Professional privilege tax; impose on attorneys who practice in state, are not domiciled in and do not maintain regular place of business.
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
823. HB 823
Not Rated
Door-to-door for-profit solicitors; establish code of conduct for.
Analysis:
824. HB 824
Not Rated
Elected officials; require annual drug testing to determine eligibility to receive compensation.
Analysis:
825. HB 825
Not Rated
The Clean Slate Act; create to authorize certain people to petition the court to have arrest and conviction records sealed.
Analysis:
826. HB 826
Not Rated
Window tint laws; delete population threshold on which municipal law enforcement shall enforce.
Analysis:
827. HB 827
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce rate on sales of certain food and revise diversion to municipalities.
Analysis:
828. HB 828
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt motor homes and trailers.
Analysis:
829. HB 829
Not Rated
School day; authorize credit toward required number of days for school districts exceeding required 5 1/2 hours/day.
Analysis:
830. HB 830
Not Rated
Homestead exemption; revise certain provisions regarding application for.
Analysis:
831. HB 831
Not Rated
Concealed weapons; authorize license holders to carry on campuses of higher education institutions.
Analysis:
832. HB 832
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; repeal sections of law authorizing.
Analysis:
833. HB 833
Not Rated
School boards; require itemized report of central office expenditures to be included in notice of advertisement for increase in ad valorem tax.
Analysis:
834. HB 834
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore to people who committed nonviolent disqualifying crimes upon meeting certain requirements.
Analysis:
835. HB 835
Not Rated
Expunction; automatically granted for first-time offenders.
Analysis:
836. HB 836
Neutral
Oakley Youth Development Center; require to have physical custody of child within certain time frame when child ordered to.
Analysis: This bill states that children not younger than 12 who are ordered to the Youth Development Center shall be admitted within 5 days. Also all persons admitted to the practice of law in Mississippi shall be permitted to observe youth court hearings but all such persons must sign an oath of confidentiality upon entering the courtroom.
837. HB 837
Not Rated
Parole eligibility; revise for offenders who have reached age 60 or older.
Analysis:
838. HB 838
Not Rated
Open Meetings Act; revise definition of public body under.
Analysis:
839. HB 839
Not Rated
State park fee; authorized MDWFP to provide discount to senior citizens age 65 and older.
Analysis:
840. HB 840
Not Rated
Video surveillance cameras; require in certain areas of school facilities for protection of exceptional children.
Analysis:
841. HB 841
Not Rated
Littering; increase fines for.
Analysis:
842. HB 842
Not Rated
Public buildings; require availability of adult changing stations in for persons with disabilities.
Analysis:
843. HB 843
Not Rated
Dog and cat abuse; conform reporting to FBI guidelines.
Analysis:
844. HB 844
Not Rated
Teachers and assistant teachers; bring forward salary code sections.
Analysis:
845. HB 845
Not Rated
Health Care Expandable Fund; bring forward section creating.
Analysis:
846. HB 846
Not Rated
Abortion facilities; prohibit selling stem cells derived from human embryo or fetus that was destroyed.
Analysis:
847. HB 847
Good Policy
Parole eligibility; provide uniformity for certain offenders who were convicted between June 30, 1995, and July 1, 2014.
Analysis: This bill allows for inmates to receive parole for good behavior if they have not committed certain crimes such as habitual offenses or sex offenses.
848. HB 848
Not Rated
Motor vehicle liability insurance; increase minimum coverage required.
Analysis:
849. HB 849
Not Rated
Mortgages and deeds of trust; require that the loan amount and maturity date be included for those that are to be recorded.
Analysis:
850. HB 850
Bad Policy
Public contracts of energy efficiency services; extend repealer on authority and certain requirements for.
Analysis: This bill extends a repealer for the MDA to determine who is prequalified energy service provider for public entities and private nonprofit hospitals. This bill adds an extra layer of cost for public entities and private nonprofit hospitals to employ energy saving devices and suppliers.
851. HB 851
Not Rated
Energy efficiency standards on buildings; extend repealer on statute requiring certain buildings to meet.
Analysis:
852. HB 852
Not Rated
Historical Monuments; impose penalty for alteration of.
Analysis:
853. HB 853
Not Rated
Adverse possession; repeal.
Analysis:
854. HB 854
Not Rated
MS Telephone Solicitation Act; delete exceptions to.
Analysis:
855. HB 855
Not Rated
Video lottery terminals; authorize lottery board to allow with certain restrictions.
Analysis:
856. HB 856
Not Rated
Deputy sheriffs; remove requirement to be qualified elector of the state.
Analysis:
857. HB 857
Not Rated
State and United States flag; require state universities to display when in session.
Analysis:
858. HB 858
Not Rated
Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship Program; prescribe standards for participation.
Analysis:
859. HB 859
Not Rated
Local and private bills proposing to extend local tax for second time; require direct referendum.
Analysis:
860. HB 860
Not Rated
Long-term care facilities; require residents of certain to obtain a preneed contract within 6 months after admission.
Analysis:
861. HB 861
Not Rated
Pre-election day voting; authorize for twenty days before an election.
Analysis:
862. HB 862
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds to assist Canton in the construction of a convention center.
Analysis:
863. HB 863
Not Rated
Deeds; revise recording deadline when deadline occurs on a weekend.
Analysis:
864. HB 864
Not Rated
Motor vehicle license tags; motor vehicle manufacturers may issue for vehicles leased to employees under an employee incentive plan.
Analysis:
865. HB 865
Not Rated
'Mississippi Universal PreKindergarten Program Act of 2019'; create.
Analysis:
866. HB 866
Not Rated
Department of Correction; authorize a certain amount for offenders in county jails.
Analysis:
867. HB 867
Neutral
Heroin and fentanyl; add penalties for possession, or death resulting from use of.
Analysis: With the accompanying Good Samaritan provision, this bill will have an increased probability that emergency personnel will be summoned if someone is overdosing. This will likely lead to less overdoses rather than more as emergency personnel will be summoned more frequently.
868. HB 868
Not Rated
MS Bureau of Narcotics; authorize employees of to be compensated for hours worked between 160-171.
Analysis:
869. HB 869
Good Policy
Private project construction bonds; regulate.
Analysis: This bill creates private bonds so that construction contractors can get paid based on the proceeds of the bond. This is supposed to reduce instances of nonpayment. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations
870. HB 870
Good Policy
County prosecuting attorneys; clarify that such attorneys may provide representation in civil cases.
Analysis: This bill allows county prosecutors to practice civil law.
871. HB 871
Good Policy
Parole to a detainer; codify and prescribe process for use of.
Analysis:
872. HB 872
Bad Policy
Manufacturers of motor vehicles; create standards for relations with its franchisees.
Analysis: This bill seeks to have the state manage the legal activities of its residents. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations
873. HB 873
Not Rated
District Attorney File Management Task Force; create.
Analysis:
874. HB 874
Neutral
County sheriffs; revise daily amount that may be expended to feed county prisoners.
Analysis: This bill allows sheriffs to spend $15 per day per prisoner for food. The previous amount was $6.
875. HB 875
Not Rated
Counties; authorize to pay salary supplements to sheriffs.
Analysis:
876. HB 876
Not Rated
Mentally ill patient/inmate who escapes a facility; require public to be notified of mental health status.
Analysis:
877. HB 877
Not Rated
Circuit and county courts; authorize to obtain certain mental health records for bond/sentencing hearings.
Analysis:
878. HB 878
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to the Freedom House in Canton.
Analysis:
879. HB 879
Not Rated
School district accountability; require SBE to develop differential component with alternative measures of success.
Analysis:
880. HB 880
Not Rated
Mississippi Transportation Commission; require to allocate funds equally between the four congressional districts.
Analysis:
881. HB 881
Good Policy
Opioid Crisis Intervention Act; create.
Analysis: This bill seeks to reduce the unintended consequences of harsh punishments on non-violent drug users. This bill seeks to rehabilitate rather than incarcerate people using opioids by reducing the potential punishment for using opioids by offering alternative treatments and fines. Also included are reducing the reasons that one could lose their driver's license as punishment for crimes unrelated to operating a motor vehicle.
882. HB 882
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; repeal sections of law authorizing.
Analysis:
883. HB 883
Not Rated
Retirement; PERS members convicted of job-related felonies shall be terminated from system.
Analysis:
884. HB 884
Not Rated
Court-ordered restitution, certain; require payment of victim first before court costs/fines are disbursed to court.
Analysis:
885. HB 885
Not Rated
MS Comprehensive Workforce Training and Education Act; codify and extend repealers on.
Analysis:
886. HB 886
Not Rated
Legislature; allowed retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of.
Analysis:
887. HB 887
Not Rated
Transportation funding; authorize public-private partnerships to include naming rights.
Analysis:
888. HB 888
Not Rated
'Mississippi National Guard Scholarship Program'; establish to provide last dollar financial assistance to state institutions of higher learning.
Analysis:
889. HB 889
Not Rated
Beer and light wine; allow certain cities and towns with a population of 1,000 or more to hold elections to permit the sale of.
Analysis:
890. HB 890
Not Rated
Commission on College Accreditation; enumerate certain powers and transfer authority over correspondence courses to.
Analysis:
891. HB 891
Not Rated
Accident reports; create penalty for providing false information to law enforcement.
Analysis:
892. HB 892
Not Rated
Highway 315; reconstruct a portion of.
Analysis:
893. HB 893
Not Rated
Absentee ballots; provide votes cast by as final and require to remain at registrar's office on election day.
Analysis:
894. HB 894
Not Rated
Conceal firearm permit fees; reduce for certain older persons.
Analysis:
895. HB 895
Not Rated
Medical examiners; revise compensation and fees for.
Analysis:
896. HB 896
Not Rated
MS Highway Safety Patrol officers; authorize to work nongovernmental jobs.
Analysis:
897. HB 897
Not Rated
Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act; create.
Analysis:
898. HB 898
Good Policy
Agency Accountability Review Act of 2019; create.
Analysis: This bill increases government transparency for State agencies by requiring the Mississippi Joint Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER) to conduct a thorough and regular review of agencies to determine whether they are still relevant and fulfilling a necessary function of government. The report must be delivered to members of the Legislature, the Lieutenant Governor and the Governor on December 15 of each year and made public on December 31 of each year.
899. HB 899
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Baldwyn with certain drainage improvements.
Analysis:
900. HB 900
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Baldwyn with improvements to natural gas system.
Analysis:
901. HB 901
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Baldwyn with water system improvements.
Analysis:
902. HB 902
Not Rated
Elections; make absentee vote final once cast.
Analysis:
903. HB 903
Not Rated
Song; designate 'Mississippi Beautiful' as a song for Mississippi, which may be sung by all Mississippians.
Analysis:
904. HB 904
Neutral
Third Circuit Court District; remove residency requirements for judicial office.
Analysis:
905. HB 905
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sale of electricity, street lights and security equipment to homeowners' associations for security purposes.
Analysis:
906. HB 906
Not Rated
PERS; beneficiaries of deceased members not required to provide birth certificate to receive survivor benefits.
Analysis:
907. HB 907
Not Rated
Hybrid vehicle tax; repeal law authorizing.
Analysis:
908. HB 908
Not Rated
Notice requirements prior to release of offenders by Department of Corrections, certain; shall be applicable only when releasing violent offenders.
Analysis:
909. HB 909
Not Rated
School term; revise to prohibit beginning before last Monday in August.
Analysis:
910. HB 910
Not Rated
Firearms Protection Act; create.
Analysis:
911. HB 911
Not Rated
Insurance Data Security Law; establish.
Analysis:
912. HB 912
Not Rated
CON; provide for exception to home health agency moratorium for certain hospice licensees.
Analysis:
913. HB 913
Good Policy
Office of Medical Examiner; include within the Office of Forensics Laboratories.
Analysis: This bill would include the Office of the Medical Examiner with the Office of Forensics Laboratories.
914. HB 914
Neutral
Precinct boundaries; prohibit altering for certain time of.
Analysis:
915. HB 915
Not Rated
MS Prison Industries Corporation; may utilize county or municipal inmate labor under certain circumstances.
Analysis:
916. HB 916
Not Rated
Election commissioners; authorize per diem for up to five additional days for additional duties of the chair of.
Analysis:
917. HB 917
Not Rated
Polling place; prohibit certain activities in and around.
Analysis:
918. HB 918
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property or services to Natchez Children's Services.
Analysis:
919. HB 919
Not Rated
Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act; create.
Analysis:
920. HB 920
Not Rated
Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act; expand eligibility to include students who have had a Section 504 Plan.
Analysis:
921. HB 921
Not Rated
State Board of Dental Examiners; require to prescribe regulations requiring dentists maintain professional liability and malpractice insurance.
Analysis:
922. HB 922
Not Rated
State song; designate 'Mississippi Song' as official.
Analysis:
923. HB 923
Not Rated
Official state song; designate 'Queen of the South' as second.
Analysis:
924. HB 924
Not Rated
Retirement; authorize retired PERS members holding county or municipal elected office to receive up to 50% of average compensation.
Analysis:
925. HB 925
Bad Policy
Vehicle service contracts; revise definitions for laws regulating.
Analysis: This bill seeks to regulate Vehicle Service Contracts. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. When consumers decide which businesses will succeed or fail, the resulting profit motive will greatly reduce bad business practices and reward those who put the interest of their customers first.
926. HB 926
Not Rated
Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act; create.
Analysis:
927. HB 927
Not Rated
Online voter registration; revise to allow for first-time voters to register through.
Analysis:
928. HB 928
Not Rated
Medicaid; require Governor and Division of Medicaid to negotiate to obtain federal waiver to expand Medicaid coverage.
Analysis:
929. HB 929
Not Rated
Income tax; revise provisions regarding net income of nonresidents, certain definitions and certain business deductions.
Analysis:
930. HB 930
Not Rated
Municipal annexation; provide that an election shall be held to vote on the question.
Analysis:
931. HB 931
Not Rated
Public waterways; impose Class I violation for the unlawful operation of certain vehicles in the bed of.
Analysis:
932. HB 932
Not Rated
Honor and Remember Flag; designate as state symbol honoring military members who lost their lives while serving.
Analysis:
933. HB 933
Not Rated
Voter Identification; revise time to provide after casting an affidavit ballot.
Analysis:
934. HB 934
Good Policy
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property and services to the Junior League of Jackson, Mississippi.
Analysis: This bill seeks to exempt the sale of tangible personal property or services to the Junior League of Jackson from sales taxes.
935. HB 935
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for the Small Municipalities and Limited Population Counties Fund.
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt.
936. HB 936
Not Rated
Financial Transparency in Education Act; create.
Analysis:
937. HB 937
Bad Policy
Commissioner of Banking and Consumer Finance; provide for salary of.
Analysis: This bill removes the power of the legislature to fix the salary of the commissioner and deputy commissioner.
938. HB 938
Not Rated
Appropriation; Mississippi Main Street Association for providing program assistance related to downtown development.
Analysis:
939. HB 939
Not Rated
Tort Claims Act; revise damages over a five-year period.
Analysis:
940. HB 940
Bad Policy
Consigned motor fuels; provide crime for theft of.
Analysis: This bill makes violating contracts and larceny illegal and provides a regulatory framework for selling cosigned motor fuels. Larceny and violating contracts are already illegal and the state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through regulations
941. HB 941
Not Rated
Lowndes County; revise valuation date for the county reserve and trust fund.
Analysis:
942. HB 942
Not Rated
Department of Revenue; authorize to compromise and settle certain tax liabilities.
Analysis:
943. HB 943
Good Policy
Department of Revenue; authorize to compromise and settle certain tax liabilities.
Analysis: This bill allows the Commissioner of Revenue to recommend to the Governor that doubtful claims be settled at a lesser rate than the tax rate if the tax has not been paid due to inability. This bill streamlines regulations and makes tax collection more efficient.
944. HB 944
Not Rated
Statewide Assessment Program; require SBE to use ACT Aspire as summative assessment.
Analysis:
945. HB 945
Not Rated
Corporal punishment; prohibit administration of in public schools for disciplinary matters.
Analysis:
946. HB 946
Not Rated
Salaries of statewide elected officials; increase.
Analysis:
947. HB 947
Not Rated
First-degree murder; include unlawful distribution of controlled substances, when the distribution is proximate cause of death.
Analysis:
948. HB 948
Not Rated
DUI; clarify eligibility for nonadjudication of those holding a commercial driver's license.
Analysis:
949. HB 949
Not Rated
Bail procedures; revise.
Analysis:
950. HB 950
Not Rated
Knives; remove from concealed weapons list.
Analysis:
951. HB 951
Not Rated
End-of-Course assesments; remove mandatory requirement of passing score as a condition for graduation.
Analysis:
952. HB 952
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish at $10.10 per hour.
Analysis:
953. HB 953
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for no more than two felony convictions.
Analysis:
954. HB 954
Not Rated
Public officials; prohibit those convicted of certain crimes from qualifying for public office.
Analysis:
955. HB 955
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore automatically once a person has completed all sentencing requirements.
Analysis:
956. HB 956
Not Rated
Theft of street, road or highway signs; provide penalties for.
Analysis:
957. HB 957
Not Rated
Teachers' salary; provide for $4,000.00 increase over four years at $1,000.00/year beginning with the 2019-2020 term.
Analysis:
958. HB 958
Bad Policy
Bonds; increase amount that may be issued for certain Department of Marine Resources improvements.
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt.
959. HB 959
Not Rated
MS Community College Board; implement Mississippi Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (MI-BEST) on statewide basis.
Analysis:
960. HB 960
Not Rated
MS Statewide Open Source Software Law; create to incentivize development of software at colleges for use by state agencies.
Analysis:
961. HB 961
Good Policy
Department of Mental Health; authorize to transfer and convey certain real property to Board of Supervisors of Tate County, MS.
Analysis: This bill seeks to use the Department of Finance and Administration to fulfill a land transfer from the Department of Mental Health to the Board of Supervisors of Tate County, Mississippi. The bill states that the Department of Finance and Administration shall only transfer and convey the unused and undeveloped portion of the property specifically designated for use by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health to the Board of Supervisors of Tate County
962. HB 962
Good Policy
Covenants requiring payments of a fee upon transfer of real property; clarify exceptions to.
Analysis: This bill clarifies which associations are allowed to collect fees on an owners property. While this is a step in the right direction, the state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through regulations
963. HB 963
Neutral
Bonds; revise certain provisions regarding sale by political subdivisions and other instrumentalities.
Analysis: This bill streamlines regulations regarding the sale of state bonds by allowing for bids to be submitted electronically.
964. HB 964
Good Policy
Post-conviction relief; authorize successive application when new state law would have adversely affected outcome.
Analysis: This bill aims to allow for convicts to appeal their conviction beyond the current limit of 3 years if a current law would have acquitted or found them innocent.
965. HB 965
Not Rated
First grade enrollment; allow child who turns six on or before December 31 to start at beginning of that school year.
Analysis:
966. HB 966
Not Rated
Tuition; waive at universities and colleges for children of Mississippi service members killed in action.
Analysis:
967. HB 967
Not Rated
Common Core and MS College and Career Readiness Standards; prohibit implementation of.
Analysis:
968. HB 968
Not Rated
Nonpartisan preferential elections; authorize counties and municipalities to hold election to decide whether to have.
Analysis:
969. HB 969
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Scenic Rivers Development Alliance with certain projects in Amite, Franklin, Walthall and Wilkinson Counties.
Analysis:
970. HB 970
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of Camp Pioneer, Inc.
Analysis:
971. HB 971
Not Rated
Contract lobbyists; prohibit agencies, universities and colleges from hiring with public funds.
Analysis:
972. HB 972
Not Rated
Municipal annexation; restrict collection of ad valorem taxes until services are provided.
Analysis:
973. HB 973
Not Rated
Bonds; mandate election on issue of county or municipal bonds.
Analysis:
974. HB 974
Not Rated
Municipal annexation; require an election be held in the proposed annexed territory.
Analysis:
975. HB 975
Not Rated
Homestead exemption; increase for persons 65 years of age or older or totally disabled.
Analysis:
976. HB 976
Not Rated
Interchangeable biological products; allow pharmacists to make product selection of in same manner as generic drugs.
Analysis:
977. HB 977
Good Policy
Nonresident physicians; allow athletic team physicians to provide treatment to players at sporting events in MS.
Analysis:
978. HB 978
Not Rated
Community colleges; authorize boards of trustees to approve certain policies permitting out-of-state tuition waivers.
Analysis:
979. HB 979
Not Rated
Graduation requirements; require students graduating in 2021 and years thereafter to take a minimum of one online course as condition of.
Analysis:
980. HB 980
Good Policy
Agencies; delete provision that contractual obligations of shall be considered as incurred in fiscal period to be paid.
Analysis: This bill requires that all state agencies have cancellation clauses in their contracts in case there are not enough taxes to cover the expense. Further, Contractual obligations, such as salary contracts, from a prior fiscal year that do not meet the requirements for payment under subsection (2) of this section may only be paid upon approval by the Executive Director of the Department of Finance and Administration.
981. HB 981
Neutral
Budget process; bring forward various sections relating to.
Analysis: This amended bill seeks to change the repeal date from 2019 to 2022 for subsections 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7 for section 6, 43-13-407, the Health Care Expendable Fund. However, subsection 8 of section 6 states that subsection 1 may not be changed in any manner except upon amendment to that subsection by a bill enacted by the Legislature with a vote of not less than three-fifths (3/5) of the members of each house present and voting Additionally, Section 7 reads, "During fiscal year 2020, the State Fiscal Officer shall transfer to the Capital Expense Fund out of the following enumerated funds, the amounts listed below from each fund: Budget Contingency Fund (#6117700000) $1.00"
982. HB 982
Not Rated
National board certified school nurses; remove cap on number of eligible for annual salary supplement.
Analysis:
983. HB 983
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at the state-owned shipyard in Jackson County.
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars for funding and reduce the debt burden.
984. HB 984
Bad Policy
Mississippi Dog and Cat Pet Protection Law of 2011; revise.
Analysis: This bill expands the power of the state to make the first time offense of aggravated cruelty to a cat or dog a felony. Presently, it is only a felony for a second time offense. Animal cruelty can already result in the removal of property (the animal) from an abuser's ownership through due process.
985. HB 985
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore to all felons three years after satisfying all of the sentencing requirements of conviction.
Analysis:
986. HB 986
Not Rated
Circuit judge; remove requirement to allow judicial candidates to address.
Analysis:
987. HB 987
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; authorize partial exemption for agricultural land that is converted to a residential use.
Analysis:
988. HB 988
Not Rated
Law enforcement; require to provide mental health evaluation within 24 hours of arrest and establish training standards.
Analysis:
989. HB 989
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce rate on retail sales of motorcycles.
Analysis:
990. HB 990
Not Rated
Animal cruelty; revise several provisions relating to.
Analysis:
991. HB 991
Bad Policy
Income tax; authorize counties and municipalities to collect certain debts by setoff against a debtor's income tax refund.
Analysis: This could have a number of unintended consequences that lead to abuse of government power. The state should lower taxes.
992. HB 992
Not Rated
Voluntary search; require officer to obtain written consent before a.
Analysis:
993. HB 993
Not Rated
End-of-course subject area tests; discontinue and require administration of ACT to determine proficiency.
Analysis:
994. HB 994
Not Rated
End-of-course assessments; remove mandatory requirement of passing score as a condition of graduation.
Analysis:
995. HB 995
Not Rated
United States History end-of-course subject area test; remove requirement for the administration of for purpose of graduation and accountability.
Analysis:
996. HB 996
Not Rated
Statewide Assessment Program; require SBE to use ACT Aspire as summative assessment.
Analysis:
997. HB 997
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish at $10.00 per hour.
Analysis:
998. HB 998
Not Rated
Early voting; authorize.
Analysis:
999. HB 999
Not Rated
Pre-election day voting and online voter registration; authorize.
Analysis:
1000. HB 1000
Not Rated
Early voting; authorize.
Analysis:
1001. HB 1001
Not Rated
Pre-election day voting; authorize twenty-one days before the election.
Analysis:
1002. HB 1002
Not Rated
Open primaries; authorize.
Analysis:
1003. HB 1003
Not Rated
Open primaries elections; authorize.
Analysis:
1004. HB 1004
Bad Policy
Graves and abandoned public cemeteries; create process to enter and exit without landowner's permission.
Analysis: This bill creates concerns in regards to property rights.
1005. HB 1005
Not Rated
The MS Community Policing and Transparency Act; create body-worn camera standards for law enforcement.
Analysis:
1006. HB 1006
Not Rated
Firearms possession; authorize for nonviolent felons in homes and cars.
Analysis:
1007. HB 1007
Not Rated
Elections; establish procedure for automatic registration of voters.
Analysis:
1008. HB 1008
Not Rated
Felony expungement; authorize for nonviolent crimes.
Analysis:
1009. HB 1009
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Catina Faulkner Taylor of Marshall County.
Analysis:
1010. HB 1010
Not Rated
Nonviolent felons; authorize expungement and tax credits for employers of.
Analysis:
1011. HB 1011
Not Rated
State flag; change design to that of the 'Magnolia Flag.'
Analysis:
1012. HB 1012
Not Rated
Stun gun; remove the term from the prohibited firearms category.
Analysis:
1013. HB 1013
Neutral
Child endangerment; include sell, possession or manufacture of controlled substance, except marijuana, as.
Analysis: This bill erodes the rights of parents by expanding the definition of Child Endangerment by changing the language so that the child is considered endangered if the child is in the location that a controlled substance was or will be sold instead of being in the location while the controlled substance was actively sold. However, it does exclude cannabis. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit rights.
1014. HB 1014
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to certain veterans who were honorably discharged or released.
Analysis:
1015. HB 1015
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore to people who committed disqualifying crimes upon meeting certain requirements.
Analysis:
1016. HB 1016
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish and provide for increases in.
Analysis:
1017. HB 1017
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish at $9.00 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime.
Analysis:
1018. HB 1018
Not Rated
Youth court; authorize release of certain records to media and provide the media may attend hearings in.
Analysis:
1019. HB 1019
Not Rated
Firearms; authorize judges and justices to exclusively regulate possession in his or her courtroom.
Analysis:
1020. HB 1020
Not Rated
Indecent Assault; create the crime of.
Analysis:
1021. HB 1021
Not Rated
Sexting by minors; provide as a delinquent act.
Analysis:
1022. HB 1022
Not Rated
Felony expungement; authorize for first time offenses.
Analysis:
1023. HB 1023
Not Rated
Felony expungement; revise age.
Analysis:
1024. HB 1024
Not Rated
Tuition; provide scholarships to attend college for children of certain Mississippi members of the United States Armed Forces.
Analysis:
1025. HB 1025
Not Rated
Grandparents' visitation; define minor as age 18 or less.
Analysis:
1026. HB 1026
Not Rated
Expungement; allow court granting a certificate of rehabilitation to also grant an.
Analysis:
1027. HB 1027
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore automatically to certain persons who have completed all sentencing requirements.
Analysis:
1028. HB 1028
Not Rated
Online voter registration; revise to allow for first time voters to register through.
Analysis:
1029. HB 1029
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore to people who committed nonviolent disqualifying crimes upon meeting certain requirements.
Analysis:
1030. HB 1030
Not Rated
False reports of child abuse; create penalty for.
Analysis:
1031. HB 1031
Not Rated
Grandparents visitation; revise requirements to file petition.
Analysis:
1032. HB 1032
Not Rated
Organized retail theft; provide definition for.
Analysis:
1033. HB 1033
Not Rated
Marijuana possession; provide civil penalty for.
Analysis:
1034. HB 1034
Not Rated
Expunction of misdemeanor crimes; revise.
Analysis:
1035. HB 1035
Not Rated
Electric power associations; authorize secondary purpose of providing broadband services.
Analysis:
1036. HB 1036
Not Rated
Shoplifting; revise penalties.
Analysis:
1037. HB 1037
Not Rated
Cargo theft; provide for crime and penalties of.
Analysis:
1038. HB 1038
Not Rated
DOC; provide certain clarification for contracts between department and contractor for private facilities.
Analysis:
1039. HB 1039
Not Rated
Child support payments; require DHS recipients of to provide list of expenditures.
Analysis:
1040. HB 1040
Not Rated
ETV; Legislature not appropriate general funds to after fiscal year 2020, use funds for National Guard.
Analysis:
1041. HB 1041
Not Rated
Assistant Teacher Forgivable Loan Program; revise to increase financial assistance to those pursuing teacher licensure.
Analysis:
1042. HB 1042
Not Rated
Appropriations; Employment Security for funding Summer Youth Employment Programs.
Analysis:
1043. HB 1043
Not Rated
Instruments of record; require to be in the English language.
Analysis:
1044. HB 1044
Not Rated
Professional Bail Agent; bring forward.
Analysis:
1045. HB 1045
Bad Policy
Mississippi Telephone Solicitation Act; increase maximum civil penalties for violations of.
Analysis: This bill doubles the penalties for telemarketing cold calls without affording due process to the accused.
1046. HB 1046
Not Rated
Teacher and administrator license; revoke for those physically abusing or having inappropriate sexual involvement with students.
Analysis:
1047. HB 1047
Not Rated
School athletic trainers; provide annual salary supplement for those acquiring national certification.
Analysis:
1048. HB 1048
Good Policy
Hemodialysis technicians; provide for registration under State Board of Health.
Analysis: This bill changes the authority to grant licenses from the State Board of Nursing to the State Board of Health. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on healthcare, not restrict access to healthcare providers.
1049. HB 1049
Not Rated
Physical therapists; not required to have prior work experience to work at PPEC center.
Analysis:
1050. HB 1050
Not Rated
Mississippi Occupational diploma; reinstate for purposes of awarding to students with disabilities upon high school graduation.
Analysis:
1051. HB 1051
Not Rated
Municipalities annexation; provide that an election be held to vote on the question.
Analysis:
1052. HB 1052
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise policy of state regarding prohibition of.
Analysis:
1053. HB 1053
Not Rated
End-of-course tests; eliminate passing score as graduation requirement and from calculation of accountability ratings for 4 years.
Analysis:
1054. HB 1054
Not Rated
Appropriation; MDOC to pay regional facilities $29.74 per day for each state inmate.
Analysis:
1055. HB 1055
Not Rated
Appropriations; Hinds County to fund development of regional wastewater treatment system to service the Hinds Parkway area.
Analysis:
1056. HB 1056
Not Rated
Appropriations; Hinds County to fund completion of construction of Hinds Parkway Road Project.
Analysis:
1057. HB 1057
Not Rated
Spouses and children of first responders killed in the line of duty; provide scholarship for attendance at post secondary institution.
Analysis:
1058. HB 1058
Not Rated
Appropriations; Employment Security for funding Summer Youth Employment Programs.
Analysis:
1059. HB 1059
Good Policy
Intentional injury to pregnant woman; revise penalties.
Analysis: This bill is good for liberty because it seeks to protect the rights of unborn children by updating a previous bill. The new additions clarify that medical procedures meant to protect the life of the child or mother that may result in the death of the unborn child will not be construed as an abortion.
1060. HB 1060
Not Rated
Mississippi Public-Private Partnership Act; create.
Analysis:
1061. HB 1061
Not Rated
Abortion; provide that inducing or performing is unlawful.
Analysis:
1062. HB 1062
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require for employees of opposite sex in the same work establishment.
Analysis:
1063. HB 1063
Not Rated
Employee wages; require to be paid equally for women and men.
Analysis:
1064. HB 1064
Not Rated
The Forensic Mental Health Act of 2019; create.
Analysis:
1065. HB 1065
Good Policy
Income tax; authorize a job tax credit for certain water transportation enterprises.
Analysis: This bill seeks to reduce the tax burden on water transportation enterprises. The state should always seek to lower the aggregate tax burden on all individuals.
1066. HB 1066
Not Rated
Hunting regulation changes; require Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to provide certain notice.
Analysis:
1067. HB 1067
Good Policy
Youth court; revise who may attend hearings and require to send certain monthly cumulative data to Administrative Office of Courts.
Analysis: This bill seeks to allow all persons admitted to the practice of law in Mississippi to observe youth court hearings. It requires all such persons ri sign an oath of confidentiality upon entering the courtroom.
1068. HB 1068
Not Rated
Youth court; make revisions regarding hearings, standard of proof and require certain reporting be made to Admin. Office of Courts concerning cases.
Analysis:
1069. HB 1069
Good Policy
Mississippi Real Estate Commission; revise provisions related to.
Analysis: This bill protects consumer rights by allowing for people to use a court of competent jurisdiction to stay a decision by the real estate commission, if the appeal is made within 30 days of the commissions decision.
1070. HB 1070
Not Rated
Workers' Compensation Law; revise provisions regarding third party actions.
Analysis:
1071. HB 1071
Not Rated
Wrongful Death Settlement; create a procedure for court approval.
Analysis:
1072. HB 1072
Not Rated
Educational Scholarship Accounts (ESA); revise provisions under the 'Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act.'
Analysis:
1073. HB 1073
Not Rated
Opiod drugs; prescriber shall discuss with patient before prescribing, the risks of the drugs and available alternatives.
Analysis:
1074. HB 1074
Bad Policy
School district superintendents; clarify duty to submit reports of unlawful activity to SDE as well as law enforcement.
Analysis: This bill clarifies that any public school employee who sees an illegal activity must report it to the State Department of Education in addition to the police. The SDE should focus on improving education and leave discipline to law enforcement and local school districts.
1075. HB 1075
Neutral
Felony abuse of a vulnerable person; expand crime to include the willful infliction of severe mental anguish.
Analysis: This bill seeks to protect the handicapped from abuse by making the infliction of severe mental anguish a felony. The state should not base felonies on something as subjective as mental anguish.
1076. HB 1076
Not Rated
Vulnerable person; include mental anguish as a crime.
Analysis:
1077. HB 1077
Not Rated
Felonious child abuse; expand elements used in determining to include the obstruction of a child's mouth or nose to interfere with breathing.
Analysis:
1078. HB 1078
Not Rated
Child abuse hotline; require schools to post in clearly visible location.
Analysis:
1079. HB 1079
Not Rated
State Department of Education; revise complaint response for parents of students with disabilities.
Analysis:
1080. HB 1080
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish at $9.00 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime.
Analysis:
1081. HB 1081
Not Rated
Bail procedures; revise.
Analysis:
1082. HB 1082
Not Rated
Community hospitals; change time of referendum or proposed sale of by the owner.
Analysis:
1083. HB 1083
Not Rated
MS Department of Child Protection Services; require to submit reports.
Analysis:
1084. HB 1084
Good Policy
Drug Court; revise certification schedule.
Analysis: A certified adult felony drug court in existence on December 31, 2018, must submit a recertification petition by July 31, 2019 and a certified youth, misdemeanor, family or chancery drug court in existence on December 31, 2018, must submit a recertification petition by July 31, 2020, and be recertified pursuant to the requirements of this section by December 31, 2020.
1085. HB 1085
Not Rated
Contracts for incarceration of state offenders in county facilities; negotiate rate of.
Analysis:
1086. HB 1086
Not Rated
Threats against a school; revise crime of.
Analysis:
1087. HB 1087
Not Rated
Home schooled students; authorize participation in therapy services available through local school district.
Analysis:
1088. HB 1088
Not Rated
Mississippi Pregnant Workers Fairness Act; create.
Analysis:
1089. HB 1089
Not Rated
2019 Women's Economic Security Act; create.
Analysis:
1090. HB 1090
Not Rated
MS Comprehensive Workforce Training and Education Consolidation Act; extend repealer in 2004 chapter law.
Analysis:
1091. HB 1091
Not Rated
Department of Employment Security; delete repealer on.
Analysis:
1092. HB 1092
Not Rated
Airport Authorities Law; provide that certain airport property is exempt from ad valorem tax only if used for aeronautical purposes.
Analysis:
1093. HB 1093
Not Rated
Funeral homes; revise various provisions relating to disposition of bodies, crematories and preneed contracts.
Analysis:
1094. HB 1094
Not Rated
Chancery, circuit and justice court clerks; provide 3% salary increase for.
Analysis:
1095. HB 1095
Not Rated
Municipal general election ballots; provide that only the names of those opposed candidates shall be printed upon.
Analysis:
1096. HB 1096
Good Policy
Grandparent visitation; revise requirements to file petition.
Analysis: This bill increases the courts discretion to award attorneys fees to the prevailing party in custody cases. Previously, the grandparents could not be awarded attorneys fees.
1097. HB 1097
Not Rated
Retirement; persons convicted of certain felonies shall forfeit benefits from PERS, SLRP and MHSPRS.
Analysis:
1098. HB 1098
Not Rated
DUI; revise violations of.
Analysis:
1099. HB 1099
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
Analysis:
1100. HB 1100
Not Rated
Child support payments; limit to the date upon which paternity is proven.
Analysis:
1101. HB 1101
Neutral
Highway 98; designate segment in Greene County as 'Maj. Ed 'Too Tall' Freeman Memorial Highway.
Analysis:
1102. HB 1102
Neutral
Tourism; create advisory board and divert percentage of restaurant and hotel sales tax revenue for advertising.
Analysis: This bill seeks to gradually redistribute the share of sales taxes that tourists and locals must already pay to eat in restaurants, to the Mississippi Development Authority Tourism Advertising Fund. The taxes are meant to attract tourists. The state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government.
1103. HB 1103
Bad Policy
MS Bureau of Narcotics; authorize to dispose of nonforfeited property when unclaimed.
Analysis: Administrative forfeiture allowed the state to take property valued under $20,000 and keep it by merely providing the individual with a notice. The result is a system in which the government can confiscate personal property with virtually no expectation of having to justify its actions. Private property rights are the bedrock of a free society, and the bar must be high for a government to seize property from its citizens. This bill is concerning in regards to Article 3, Section 14 of the Constitution of Mississippi and the 5th, 9th, and 14th Amendments to the US Constitution.
1104. HB 1104
Bad Policy
Administrative forfeiture; reenact provisions that establish procedures for property seized under controlled substance provisions.
Analysis: Administrative forfeiture allowed the state to take property valued under $20,000 and keep it by merely providing the individual with a notice. The result is a system in which the government can confiscate personal property with virtually no expectation of having to justify its actions. Private property rights are the bedrock of a free society, and the bar must be high for a government to seize property from its citizens. This bill is concerning in regards to Article 3, Section 14 of the Constitution of Mississippi and the 5th, 9th, and 14th Amendments to the US Constitution.
1105. HB 1105
Not Rated
Window tint laws; delete population threshold on which municipal law enforcement shall enforce.
Analysis:
1106. HB 1106
Not Rated
Charter schools; revise annual appropriation to authorize board and clarify procedures in calculating finding for.
Analysis:
1107. HB 1107
Not Rated
Memorial highway; designate segment in Lincoln county in renaming of Walter Zachery 'Zach' Moak and James Kevin White.
Analysis:
1108. HB 1108
Neutral
Deputy Donald William Durr Memorial Highway; designate segment of U.S. Highway 51 in Lincoln County as.
Analysis:
1109. HB 1109
Not Rated
Health insurance; revise mandatory policy provisions to penalize late payments of claims.
Analysis:
1110. HB 1110
Not Rated
Statewide testing program; revise.
Analysis:
1111. HB 1111
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; require transmittal of information to DHS on persons in DOC custody to monitor recidivism rates of persons adjudicated delinquent.
Analysis:
1112. HB 1112
Not Rated
Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Surveyors; authorize to establish 2-year licensure cycle for engineers.
Analysis:
1113. HB 1113
Not Rated
Education Scholarship Account (ESA) program; revise various provisions.
Analysis:
1114. HB 1114
Not Rated
County jail census data; facilitate the availability of.
Analysis:
1115. HB 1115
Not Rated
Advertisement of the resources counties and municipalities offer; prescribe certain guidelines for.
Analysis:
1116. HB 1116
Good Policy
School enrollment; allow for children with documentation of a parent's pending military relocation to the state.
Analysis: This bill eases regulations by more easily allowing students of active duty military personnel to use their parents pending address for school registration.
1117. HB 1117
Good Policy
Child abuse; require CPS to notify applicable military installation family adovacy program in certain cases.
Analysis: This bill requires Department of Child Protection Services to notify the applicable military installation family advocacy program of a report of child abuse or neglect if the accused is on Active Duty.
1118. HB 1118
Not Rated
IHLs and community colleges; require the award of educational credits for military training and service.
Analysis:
1119. HB 1119
Not Rated
State Board of Medical Licensure; revise composition of.
Analysis:
1120. HB 1120
Not Rated
Medical Practice Act; revise various provisions of.
Analysis:
1121. HB 1121
Not Rated
Employment procedures hearing; require State Board of Education to provide to certain licensed employees is school under district transformation status.
Analysis:
1122. HB 1122
Good Policy
Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program; revise definition of deficient bridge.
Analysis: This bill clarifies the definition of a deficient bridge with the goal of focusing on the bridges in most need of repair.
1123. HB 1123
Not Rated
Medicaid; provide for reduction of funds for hospitals that advertise emergency room wait times.
Analysis:
1124. HB 1124
Not Rated
Dove hunting; prohibit during the morning hours as well as during the night.
Analysis:
1125. HB 1125
Not Rated
Medicaid; revise various provisions relating to the authority of the division.
Analysis:
1126. HB 1126
Bad Policy
Mississippi Home Corporation; extend reverter on authority to issue a certain amount of bonds.
Analysis: This bill seeks to allow the Mississippi Home Corporation to issue bonds to finance home buying and renting. This results in moral hazard by creating an incentive to purchase or rent what would otherwise be unaffordable by increasing housing prices and loans.
1127. HB 1127
Neutral
Fee-in-lieu of ad valorem taxes; revise investments required by qualified business under the MS Health Care Industry Zone Act.
Analysis: This bill allows new businesses which invest a certain amount of capital to pay 1/3 of an ad valorem tax. While a step in the right direction, the state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government. Lower tax rates for new businesses are a tacit admission that current tax rates are cost prohibitive for business formation.
1128. HB 1128
Bad Policy
Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive Act; extend authority of Department of Revenue to approve applications for certain rebates under.
Analysis: Film incentives have shown a terrible return-on-investment for taxpayers in Mississippi, and across the country. Motion picture incentives should not be extended.
1129. HB 1129
Bad Policy
Variable rate refunding bonds; delete net present value savings to maturity requirement.
Analysis: This bill gives the state the flexibility to borrow more money to pay off existing debt. The state should seek to decrease spending and pay down the state's debt. This undermines the conservative principle of limited government.
1130. HB 1130
Not Rated
Public energy efficient equipment contracts; extend repealer on law regulating.
Analysis:
1131. HB 1131
Bad Policy
County industrial development authorities, certain; authorize to sell bonds to the United States.
Analysis: This bill seeks to sell bonds to the taxpayers of the USA. The State should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government and not depend on the financial well being of the taxpayers of the other States.
1132. HB 1132
Bad Policy
Small Business and Grocer Investment Act; extend repealer on.
Analysis: This bill wants to justify public taxes for private use. The state should seek to decrease spending on special projects and pay down the state's debt. When consumers decide which businesses will succeed or fail, the resulting profit motive will greatly reduce bad business practices and reward those who put the interest of their customers first.
1133. HB 1133
Not Rated
Government contracts; authorize agency, department or political subdivision of the state to require the use of work verification software to verify hours worked for.
Analysis:
1134. HB 1134
Not Rated
State Personnel system; members of MHSP and MBN dismissed for certain offenses not subject to rules of.
Analysis:
1135. HB 1135
Not Rated
Social studies curriculum; require citizenship exam as part of U.S. History or American Government courses.
Analysis:
1136. HB 1136
Good Policy
Administrative leave; authorize for state employees who are members of MS National Guard or reserves and perform emergency/disaster relief duties.
Analysis: This bill allows for state employees to use administrative leave with pay when called up to serve in the National Guard or Reserves.
1137. HB 1137
Not Rated
Employers; require to provide leave to certain employees for adoption, pregnancy, childbirth and nursing an infant.
Analysis:
1138. HB 1138
Not Rated
Tenure for teachers; establish system for awarding.
Analysis:
1139. HB 1139
Not Rated
Ad valorem taxation; bring forward certain sections of law relating to determination of true value of property and assessments.
Analysis:
1140. HB 1140
Not Rated
First time drug offenders; authorize the circuit judge to require participation in a workforce development program.
Analysis:
1141. HB 1141
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; increase salary for.
Analysis:
1142. HB 1142
Not Rated
Hemp-derived CBD oil; exclude from schedule I controlled substances list.
Analysis:
1143. HB 1143
Not Rated
Commercial Lines Modernization Act; enact.
Analysis:
1144. HB 1144
Not Rated
Cause of action brought by the state; revise limitation of rights and defenses afforded to the state.
Analysis:
1145. HB 1145
Not Rated
Community colleges; provide for restored mid-level funding for purpose of increasing salaries of certain employees.
Analysis:
1146. HB 1146
Not Rated
Driver's license; require driver education and safety program completion by students under 18 years of age.
Analysis:
1147. HB 1147
Good Policy
Department of Human Services; extend repealers on certain sections relating to.
Analysis:
1148. HB 1148
Good Policy
Submerged logs; provide requirements for removal and require funds from sale to be deposited into the school trust lands principal fund for the county.
Analysis:
1149. HB 1149
Neutral
MS Electronic Court System; require all courts to utilize.
Analysis: Each circuit, chancery and county court in this state shall allow all pleadings and other papers to be served, filed, signed or verified by electronic means in conformity with the Mississippi Electronic Court System procedures by July 1, 2021.
1150. HB 1150
Not Rated
Mental Health Diversion Pilot Program; expand statewide.
Analysis:
1151. HB 1151
Good Policy
'Critical Needs Teacher Forgivable loan Program'; delete automatic repealer on and other applicable provisions.
Analysis: This bill seeks to attract teachers to poor areas of the state by deleting the repealer on canceling their student loans.
1152. HB 1152
Bad Policy
Electronic communication service provider; prohibit disclosure of information concerning certain subpoenas and search warrants except under limited circumstances.
Analysis: This bill seeks to address child porn and related crimes by allowing a district attorney, someone in charge of a law enforcement agency, or the Attorney General to provide a written certification when presenting a warrant to an internet service provider which would allow for them to search through an alleged criminal's internet files while not disclosing the warrant to the alleged criminal. This raises concerns as it does not require that any additional warrants for searching through additional documents for 90-180 days so long as the document is on the internet. While child porn and related crimes are a serious problem, this bill essentially allows the state to circumvent the need for warrants on anything related to the internet by secretly issuing a warrant to an internet service provider and then not seeking additional warrants for additional searches for 90-180 days.
1153. HB 1153
Not Rated
Chancery court clerks; revise fees charged by.
Analysis:
1154. HB 1154
Not Rated
K-12 attendance centers; revise assignment of points for purposes of accountability grading.
Analysis:
1155. HB 1155
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Starkville with drainage improvements.
Analysis:
1156. HB 1156
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce rate on retail sales of certain motorcycles.
Analysis:
1157. HB 1157
Not Rated
City of Jackson; authorize to create special local improvement assessment districts.
Analysis:
1158. HB 1158
Not Rated
School board members; increase annual salary and delete prohibition on PERS membership.
Analysis:
1159. HB 1159
Not Rated
Income tax; extend repealer on tax credit for certain charges for using certain port and airport facilities.
Analysis:
1160. HB 1160
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of the Mississippi Center for Medically Fragile Children.
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars for funding and reduce the debt burden.
1161. HB 1161
Good Policy
Mississippi Development Authority; authorize to sell certain property.
Analysis:
1162. HB 1162
Bad Policy
Airport Authorities Law; revise definition of airport and bring forward section of.
Analysis:
1163. HB 1163
Not Rated
Qualified equity investment tax credits; extend authority of Mississippi Development Authority to allocate.
Analysis:
1164. HB 1164
Not Rated
Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship Program; revise definition of the term 'school'.
Analysis:
1165. HB 1165
Not Rated
Local Governments Capital Improvements Revolving Loan Fund; extend repealer on MDA authority to use certain funds for expenses.
Analysis:
1166. HB 1166
Not Rated
Small Business and Grocer Investment Act; extend repealer on.
Analysis:
1167. HB 1167
Good Policy
Income tax; extend repealer on credit for certain costs paid by a company in relocating national or regional headquarters to this state.
Analysis: This bill seeks to extend a tax credit on businesses which choose to move their headquarters to the state. This is a tacit admission that taxes are too high for business growth. The state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government.
1168. HB 1168
Not Rated
Controlled substances; bring forward Schedules I, II, II, IV and V.
Analysis:
1169. HB 1169
Not Rated
Cash Deposit Bond; create supplemental provisions to existing law.
Analysis:
1170. HB 1170
Not Rated
Boards and commissions; regulate how a member of may be removed.
Analysis:
1171. HB 1171
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise eligibility requirement for volunteer firefighters exemption that counties may grant on vehicles owned by volunteer firefighters.
Analysis:
1172. HB 1172
Not Rated
School prayer; require school boards to designate a period of reflection for students at the beginning of each school day.
Analysis:
1173. HB 1173
Neutral
2018 Transportation and Infrastructure Improvements Fund; clarify provisions regarding certain projects.
Analysis: This bill adds additional roads to be repaired.
1174. HB 1174
Not Rated
DHS; require to fully fund CCDF state matching requirements each year to maximize federal CCDF funds.
Analysis:
1175. HB 1175
Not Rated
DHS; shall not require cooperation with child support enforcement to receive federal CCDF assistance.
Analysis:
1176. HB 1176
Not Rated
Teachers; provide protection from suspension or termination for refusing to refer to students preferred gender identity if different from biological assignment at birth.
Analysis:
1177. HB 1177
Not Rated
MS Prison Industries Corporation; abolish and transfer responsibilities to Department of Correction.
Analysis:
1178. HB 1178
Not Rated
Bail procedures; bring forward provisions relating to.
Analysis:
1179. HB 1179
Not Rated
Mississippi Outdoors and Natural Resources Fund; create to provide source of private funds to promote outdoors and natural resources programs.
Analysis:
1180. HB 1180
Not Rated
'The Digital Access Learning and Virtual Instruction Program Act of 2019'; create.
Analysis:
1181. HB 1181
Not Rated
Mississippi Employer-Assisted Housing Teacher Program; require that it be administered in conjunction with any conforming loan.
Analysis:
1182. HB 1182
Neutral
Corporal punishment; prohibit use of in public schools to discipline a student with a disability.
Analysis:
1183. HB 1183
Good Policy
Mississippi Development Authority Job Training Grant Fund; repeal and transfer balance to the General Fund.
Analysis:
1184. HB 1184
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; establish alternative routes to 5-year license due to critical teacher shortage.
Analysis:
1185. HB 1185
Not Rated
School board members; increase compensation of.
Analysis:
1186. HB 1186
Not Rated
Neurobiological disorders; certain boards adopt regulations to require exams of persons with symptoms to determine if cause is medical.
Analysis:
1187. HB 1187
Not Rated
Mississippi Day of Freedom and Abolishment of Slavery; declare February 7 as.
Analysis:
1188. HB 1188
Not Rated
Counties; authorize to make donations to cover the medical expenses of certain volunteer firefighters.
Analysis:
1189. HB 1189
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore upon satisfaction of all sentencing requirements of a conviction including parole but not probation.
Analysis:
1190. HB 1190
Not Rated
E911; revise laws regarding CMRS Board and collecting of charges for.
Analysis:
1191. HB 1191
Not Rated
Tanning facilities; prohibit use by persons under 18 years old.
Analysis:
1192. HB 1192
Not Rated
Performance of work when defendant unable to pay fine; clarify judge's discretionary rate of credit to be applied for work performed.
Analysis:
1193. HB 1193
Not Rated
Dyslexia screenings; reimburse parents and school districts for further evaluations of students failing screener.
Analysis:
1194. HB 1194
Not Rated
Chancery court clerks; revise fees charged by.
Analysis:
1195. HB 1195
Not Rated
Boards of supervisors; increase salaries of.
Analysis:
1196. HB 1196
Not Rated
'The Bail Reform Act of 2019'; create.
Analysis:
1197. HB 1197
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of the Marty Wilson Foundation One Gulf One Goal.
Analysis:
1198. HB 1198
Not Rated
Small Business Employee Benefit Task Force; create.
Analysis:
1199. HB 1199
Not Rated
Board of Funeral Services; require to adopt rules establishing criteria for continuing education.
Analysis:
1200. HB 1200
Not Rated
Provision of educational services to detained students while school is in session; clarify.
Analysis:
1201. HB 1201
Not Rated
CON; issue to Mastercare, Inc. for nursing home in Hinds or Copiah County for geriatric inmates.
Analysis:
1202. HB 1202
Not Rated
Bureau of Narcotics; revise list of information required to be listed on its seizure and disposition website.
Analysis:
1203. HB 1203
Not Rated
Stop Social Media Censorship Act; create.
Analysis:
1204. HB 1204
Good Policy
Mississippi Public Records Act; authorize public bodies to continue to contract even though right to protest still available.
Analysis: This bill seeks to streamline the procurement of contracts if a court has not ruled on a protective order for a competitive sealed proposal within 90 days while still allowing for protest after the contract has been awarded.
1205. HB 1205
Good Policy
Public agency; prohibit from requesting or releasing certain personal information from an entity organized under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Analysis: This bill protects the personal information of individuals who donate to the causes and charities of their choice by prohibiting government employees from posting personal information online for anyone to search.
1206. HB 1206
Good Policy
Vending machines and micro markets; exempt from regulation by Department of Agriculture and State Board of Health.
Analysis: This bill defines and exempts vending machines and micro markets from additional regulations. This decreases the price for food sold by said vendors.
1207. HB 1207
Not Rated
Mississippi Veterans Organizations Supplemental Funding Act of 2019; create.
Analysis:
1208. HB 1208
Good Policy
Income tax; authorize deduction for certain contributions/gifts of items made to members of the Armed forces of the United States.
Analysis: This bill seeks to create a tax deduction for the cost of shipping care packages to military service members while they are deployed.
1209. HB 1209
Good Policy
Income tax; exclude active duty military compensation received by a resident while stationed out of state.
Analysis: This bill seeks to exempt military service members from paying the state income tax while deployed overseas.
1210. HB 1210
Not Rated
Crimes; require specification of degree of mental culpability required for commission of.
Analysis:
1211. HB 1211
Not Rated
Parole eligibility; provide for offender who commits crime before the age of 26 after serving certain percentage of sentence.
Analysis:
1212. HB 1212
Not Rated
High school curriculum; require State Board of Education to develop for instruction in civics and home economics.
Analysis:
1213. HB 1213
Not Rated
African-American Studies and racial diversity; require SDE to develop curriculum for implementation in public high school.
Analysis:
1214. HB 1214
Not Rated
State employees; provide for across-the-board increase in annual salaries of.
Analysis:
1215. HB 1215
Not Rated
Health benefit plans; require those that may result in excess cost sharing for covered prescription drugs to disclose such to enrollees.
Analysis:
1216. HB 1216
Not Rated
Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration; revise authority to oversee proprietary schools in the state.
Analysis:
1217. HB 1217
Not Rated
Order of support; prohibit suspension of driver's license for being out of compliance with.
Analysis:
1218. HB 1218
Not Rated
Medicaid; suspend eligibility of incarcerated persons instead of terminating it.
Analysis:
1219. HB 1219
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; increase minimum salary to $16,500.00.
Analysis:
1220. HB 1220
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require for employees of opposite sex in the same work establishment.
Analysis:
1221. HB 1221
Not Rated
Commission to redesign the MS State Flag; establish to develop 2 options for a new flag to present to the Legislature.
Analysis:
1222. HB 1222
Not Rated
The Evelyn Gandy Fair Pay Act; create.
Analysis:
1223. HB 1223
Not Rated
Driver's license; authorize issuance of hardship license to persons who have their licenses suspended as a result of being out of compliance with order for support.
Analysis:
1224. HB 1224
Not Rated
Absentee ballots; revise those who are authorized to vote by.
Analysis:
1225. HB 1225
Not Rated
Pharmacy Board; authorize to create computerized program to track drugs shipped into the state.
Analysis:
1226. HB 1226
Bad Policy
Pharmacy Board; authorize to conduct criminal background checks on wholesale distributors.
Analysis: The state should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on healthcare, not subject employment to the conditional approval of the state. Criminals should be in prison already. When consumers decide which businesses will succeed or fail, the resulting profit motive will greatly reduce bad business practices and reward those who put the safety of their patients first.
1227. HB 1227
Not Rated
Standup electric scooters; authorize local governing authorities to regulate.
Analysis:
1228. HB 1228
Not Rated
Mississippi Development Authority; revise reimbursement procedure to allow across funds and administered programs.
Analysis:
1229. HB 1229
Not Rated
Appraisal management companies; require payment to independent contract appraiser within 30 days after report is provided to company.
Analysis:
1230. HB 1230
Bad Policy
Trust fund; authorize hospitals to maintain fund consisting of commingled funds of other governmental hospitals for expenses.
Analysis: This bill authorizes hospitals, counties, cities, towns, supervisors districts, or election districts or combinations thereof which own a hospital to gamble in the market with hospital funds. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on healthcare, not take risks with hospital money.
1231. HB 1231
Not Rated
Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive Act; revise certain provisions.
Analysis:
1232. HB 1232
Not Rated
Bonds; create small municipalities security cameras and equipment grant program and authorize bonds to provide funds.
Analysis:
1233. HB 1233
Not Rated
School buses; require those purchased after July 1, 2019, to be equipped with seat belts and on-board cameras.
Analysis:
1234. HB 1234
Not Rated
Automatic voter registration; authorize for those who apply for the issuance, renewal or change of address of motor vehicle driver's license.
Analysis:
1235. HB 1235
Not Rated
Unclaimed dead bodies; coroner shall cause to be entrusted to funeral homes in county on a rotation basis.
Analysis:
1236. HB 1236
Not Rated
Sex offenders who have committed a registration violation; revise time period that such offenders must be electronically monitored.
Analysis:
1237. HB 1237
Bad Policy
Contraband cell phones; authorize circuit court to issue order to disable service from carrier.
Analysis: This bill seeks to punish those who have cellphones smuggled to them in prison with 3-15 years additional prison time and/or $25,000. Additional prison time for inmates will result in additional tax burdens. Smuggling will continue so long as wages for prison guards are low enough to incentivize breaking the law or looking the other way.
1238. HB 1238
Not Rated
Sex offenders; revise reregistration for those who desire to leave the state.
Analysis:
1239. HB 1239
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; remove the provision that prescribes the manner in which affordable rental housing must be appraised.
Analysis:
1240. HB 1240
Not Rated
Mississippi Prison Industries; revise to whom goods/services may be furnished or sold.
Analysis:
1241. HB 1241
Not Rated
Felony extortion; provide when inmates have committed.
Analysis:
1242. HB 1242
Not Rated
Multidisciplinary teams and child advocacy centers; require certain confidentiality of information and records prepared by.
Analysis:
1243. HB 1243
Not Rated
County court administrator; require counties to pay salary directly to.
Analysis:
1244. HB 1244
Not Rated
Alternative nicotine products; revise penalties for when sold or furnished on educational property.
Analysis:
1245. HB 1245
Not Rated
School districts; exempt those with 'A' and 'B' accountability ratings from certain duties.
Analysis:
1246. HB 1246
Good Policy
Mississippi Teacher Leadership Program; establish to provide stipend to teacher assuming leadership positions while remaining in the classroom.
Analysis: This bill increases the salary of teachers who mentor new teachers through a pilot program.
1247. HB 1247
Good Policy
Community college districts boards of trustees; remove requirement for automatic appointment of county superintendent of education to serve on.
Analysis: This bill allows for another person to be assigned or for the county superintendent of education to decline to serve on the community college districts boards of trustees.
1248. HB 1248
Not Rated
Education consultants; require to provide annual report of cost benefit analysis for professional development contracts for schools and districts with 'D' and 'F' accountability ratings.
Analysis:
1249. HB 1249
Neutral
Group health insurance; allow local governing authorities to pay employee's benefits for dependents.
Analysis: This bill allows local governing authorities, if they so choose, to pay for the expense of additional insurance benefits paid to public employees as compensation for work. While this may result in additional taxes, local government is best suited to administer laws and regulations.
1250. HB 1250
Neutral
Regional solid waste management authority; include president of the board of supervisors of the county where facility is located on board of commissioners.
Analysis:
1251. HB 1251
Not Rated
State Board of Education; revise meeting schedule to provide discretion to meet once a month.
Analysis:
1252. HB 1252
Not Rated
School accountability rating system; exempt certain child development centers from the requirement of.
Analysis:
1253. HB 1253
Not Rated
Mississippi Consumer Privacy Act; create.
Analysis:
1254. HB 1254
Not Rated
Photograph identification; require for persons 12 years of age or older.
Analysis:
1255. HB 1255
Not Rated
Mississippi Marketable Record Title Act; create.
Analysis:
1256. HB 1256
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Progress Community Water Association with water system improvements.
Analysis:
1257. HB 1257
Not Rated
Department of Marine Resources; exempt certain information related to license holders from Mississippi Public Records Act.
Analysis:
1258. HB 1258
Neutral
Department of Marine Resources Enforcement Officers' Reserve Unit; revise provisions regulating.
Analysis: This bill changes the language to say that the Marine Resources Enforcement Officers Reserve Unit may serve without pay instead of stating that they will serve without pay. If pay is an issue for retention, the state should seek to decrease taxes and regulations driving up costs, not add additional expenditures to tax payers.
1259. HB 1259
Not Rated
Commission on Marine Resources; authorize to revoke license for unpaid fines.
Analysis:
1260. HB 1260
Not Rated
Commission on Marine Resources; clarify authority to revoke permits and endorsements issued under regulatory programs.
Analysis:
1261. HB 1261
Not Rated
Commission on Marine Resources; increase oyster shell retention fee collected by.
Analysis:
1262. HB 1262
Neutral
Commission on Marine Resources; authorize to re-designate natural/public reefs under certain circumstances.
Analysis: This bill expands the power of the Commission on Marine Resources to re-designate natural/public reefs and establish a regulatory program for the purpose of private leases. The legislative power should stay with the legislature and all regulations should be voted on in the legislature.
1263. HB 1263
Not Rated
Commission on Marine Resources; revise regulatory authority of and exempt location of artificial reefs from the Public Records Act.
Analysis:
1264. HB 1264
Neutral
Department of Marine Resources; authorize unmarked vehicle for law enforcement activities in certain situations.
Analysis: This bill allows for the Department of Revenue and the Department of Marine Resources to apply to the governor for the use of unmarked vehicles if it will hinder an official investigation.
1265. HB 1265
Not Rated
Coastal Wetlands Protection Act; provide that monies collected under shall be deposited into the Coastal Preserve Account.
Analysis:
1266. HB 1266
Not Rated
Public Trust Tidelands Fund; authorize the Department of Marine Resources to carry over spending authority into next fiscal year if certain conditions are met.
Analysis:
1267. HB 1267
Not Rated
Industrial hemp; legalize and regulate for certain purposes.
Analysis:
1268. HB 1268
Good Policy
Appeal from judgment by a county or municipal authority; revise standard of construction for determining constitutionality.
Analysis: This bill would clarify some confusion in the law regarding time limitations for constitutional litigation brought by those whose rights have been threatened by government action. This would protect and advance constitutional rights in Mississippi
1269. HB 1269
Good Policy
Commission on Marine Resources; establish licensing and fees for vessels used in off-bottom oyster aquaculture.
Analysis: This bill expands oyster harvesting to include off bottom oyster aquaculture with the same fees as currently exist for instate and out of state operators.
1270. HB 1270
Not Rated
Conditions of probation; clarify that courts may provide certain treatment for veterans when placed on probation.
Analysis:
1271. HB 1271
Not Rated
Charter schools; require MAEP funds to be transferred to student's home school district when student disenrolls.
Analysis:
1272. HB 1272
Not Rated
Domestic violence; prohibit those convicted of from carrying weapons.
Analysis:
1273. HB 1273
Not Rated
State flag; revise design of.
Analysis:
1274. HB 1274
Not Rated
Funeral directing; issue license for to persons who meet certain criteria and apply within 30 days.
Analysis:
1275. HB 1275
Not Rated
Corporal punishment; prohibit the use of in public schools to discipline a student with a disability.
Analysis:
1276. HB 1276
Not Rated
Universities and community/junior colleges; waive tuition for children, spouses, widows and widowers of certain deceased and disabled veterans.
Analysis:
1277. HB 1277
Not Rated
Data reporting; require SDE to develop central reporting system to be used by school districts to report certain information to the U.S. Dept. of Ed. Office for Civil Rights.
Analysis:
1278. HB 1278
Not Rated
MAEP; exempt from mid-year budget reductions.
Analysis:
1279. HB 1279
Not Rated
Contractors; require to submit signed agreement acknowledging certain information when submitting a bid.
Analysis:
1280. HB 1280
Not Rated
State agency and governing authority contracts; require 30% of to be set-aside for certain businesses.
Analysis:
1281. HB 1281
Not Rated
Evelyn Gandy Fair Pay Act; create to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex.
Analysis:
1282. HB 1282
Not Rated
Compulsory school age; revise definition to include children who attain the age of five years before September 1.
Analysis:
1283. HB 1283
Bad Policy
The 'Mississippi School Safety Act of 2019'; enact.
Analysis: This bill mandates that schools train for the possible event of a school shooter, creates a pilot program to teach children how to manage stress, and makes 3 people monitor social media for potential threats through Homeland Security.
1284. HB 1284
Good Policy
Fresh Start Act of 2019; create.
Analysis: This bill allows for people with criminal convictions to get a license to work unless their criminal record directly affects the licensed job.
1285. HB 1285
Neutral
GAP (Guard and Protect vulnerable children and adults) Act; revise guardianship and conservatorship laws.
Analysis: This bill rewrites so much law that it must be read in its entirety.
1286. HB 1286
Not Rated
Unnatural intercourse law; revise to remove 'mankind' from.
Analysis:
1287. HB 1287
Good Policy
Uniforms for certain state offenders; establish pilot program to revise.
Analysis: This bill revises a program to have prisoners wear different colored shirts: Maximum security offenders - red shirts; Medium security offenders - black shirts; and Minimum security offenders - green shirts. This bill adds dungaree pants to the mandatory clothing.
1288. HB 1288
Good Policy
Engineers and land surveyors; provide that certificate for licensure may be for two years.
Analysis: This bill allows for engineers and land surveyors to have the choice between a license for one or two years. This decreases regulatory burdens.
1289. HB 1289
Bad Policy
The Law Enforcement Identity Protection Act; create to protect the identities of officers involved in fatalities until investigation is complete.
Analysis: This bill decreases government transparency for law enforcement officers by creating a midemeaner offense for releasing information as to the identity of a law enforcement officer under investigation by the MBI for killing an individual while on or off duty. This raises free speech concerns.
1290. HB 1290
Good Policy
State agencies; require to answer certain question after amending or adopting.
Analysis: This bill increases government transparency by requiring state agencies to post answers to certain questions, detailed in the bill, on their website within 30 days of proposing to amend or adopt regulations.
1291. HB 1291
Not Rated
MS Real Estate Commission; require to develop a real estate broker management course to be implemented 1-1-2021, as a requirement for licensure as a real estate broker.
Analysis:
1292. HB 1292
Good Policy
Real Estate Commission; require notice of proposed rule changes via email to all licensees.
Analysis: This bill seeks to create additional government transparency. It requires all real estate license holders to provide an up-to-date email and for the Real Estate Commission to email them proposed changes to regulations.
1293. HB 1293
Bad Policy
Real estate appraisers; revise provisions regarding licensure requirements and national registry fee.
Analysis: This bill changes around regulations for real estate appraisers and raises fees. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations
1294. HB 1294
Not Rated
Automated school bus safety camera; require for all buses purchased after 2024.
Analysis:
1295. HB 1295
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Saltillo with repairs and renovation of community center.
Analysis:
1296. HB 1296
Good Policy
Open Meetings Act; revise to require that minutes kept shall be posted on public body's website within certain time after the meeting.
Analysis: This bill increases government transparency by stating that the minutes shall be kept of all meetings of a public body, which are required to record minutes per the Open Meetings Act, are to be posted to their website within 35 days.
1297. HB 1297
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of Columbus High School.
Analysis:
1298. HB 1298
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care reform law.
Analysis:
1299. HB 1299
Not Rated
Adult day care facilities; provide for licensure by State Department of Health.
Analysis:
1300. HB 1300
Bad Policy
The Sexual Assault Response Act; create.
Analysis: This bill makes universities into courts. Sexual assault is already illegal and the courts already exist to handle the cases.
1301. HB 1301
Not Rated
Commission on Wildlife; authorize to contract with private entities to conduct certain activities that would lead to generating revenue for the Department of Wildlife.
Analysis:
1302. HB 1302
Good Policy
Veterans; provide for the disposition of unclaimed cremated remains of certain veterans.
Analysis: This bill allows people who have possessed the unclaimed cremated remains of a veteran for a year to give information on the deceased to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or a veterans service organization for burial in a veterans cemetery.
1303. HB 1303
Not Rated
School bus; increase penalties for unlawfully overtaking.
Analysis:
1304. HB 1304
Not Rated
School board members; establish annual salary based on student enrollment.
Analysis:
1305. HB 1305
Not Rated
License professional counselors; revise qualifications for eligibility to sit for licensure exam.
Analysis:
1306. HB 1306
Not Rated
Electric Power Association Law; bring forward entirely and amend election provisions of.
Analysis:
1307. HB 1307
Neutral
Land sold for nonpayment of ad valorem taxes; sale is voidable at option of owner if chancery clerk fails to send required notice.
Analysis: A senate amendment reads, "No purchaser of land at any tax sale, nor holder of the legal title under him by descent or purchase, shall have any right of action to challenge the validity of the tax sale." Further, "No county or municipal officer shall be liable to any purchaser at a tax sale or any recipient of a tax deed for any error or inadvertent omission by such official during any tax sale."
1308. HB 1308
Not Rated
Tax assessors and collectors; increase the salaries of.
Analysis:
1309. HB 1309
Good Policy
Summary Courts-martial; decision to grant a trial is reserved to the special or general courts-martial convening authority.
Analysis:
1310. HB 1310
Not Rated
Mississippi Code of Military Justice; expand the scope of persons who may be tried or punished under.
Analysis:
1311. HB 1311
Neutral
Mississippi Code of Military Justice; increase certain fines provided for commanding officer's nonjudicial punishment.
Analysis:
1312. HB 1312
Not Rated
Broadband services; authorize electric power cooperatives to provide for.
Analysis:
1313. HB 1313
Neutral
Emergency medical technicians; revise definition of EMT-advanced.
Analysis: This bill changes the regulatory framework to remove the specifications for an emergency medical technician- advanced. It is not clear whether this decreases or increases regulations.
1314. HB 1314
Not Rated
State Medical Examiners; expand duties related to mass fatality incident.
Analysis:
1315. HB 1315
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; revise distribution of fees for Pearl River Valley Water Supply District supporter tag.
Analysis:
1316. HB 1316
Not Rated
Law Enforcement Officer Bulletproof Vest Grant Fund; create and issue bonds to fund.
Analysis:
1317. HB 1317
Good Policy
Dual enrollment; require community colleges to provide first 15 credit hours free of charge to juniors and seniors.
Analysis:
1318. HB 1318
Not Rated
Emergency medical services provider; include fire stations and ambulances in definition under Baby Drop-off Law.
Analysis:
1319. HB 1319
Not Rated
Statewide emergency network; require Department of Health to create to enhance communications with hospitals in times of disaster.
Analysis:
1320. HB 1320
Bad Policy
Sale of urine; prohibit and prescribe criminal penalties for violation of.
Analysis:
1321. HB 1321
Neutral
MS Speech-language Therapy Scholarship Program; revise various provisions.
Analysis: This bill seeks to change guidelines for the scholarship program and decreases the maximum scholarship to be awarded.
1322. HB 1322
Bad Policy
Eye examinations; require SBE to recommend for first grade students whose initial screening indicates need for comprehensive.
Analysis: The purpose of this bill is to force all children to see an eye doctor unless the parents request the person in charge of the school to opt out. The state should reduce costly regulatory burdens on healthcare, not create additional costs on parents or insurance providers.
1323. HB 1323
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Jackson to purchase surveillance cameras.
Analysis:
1324. HB 1324
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for repair and renovation of facilities and infrastructure at Jackson State University.
Analysis:
1325. HB 1325
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at Hawkins Field Airport in Jackson.
Analysis:
1326. HB 1326
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi, Inc.
Analysis:
1327. HB 1327
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with acquisition of security cameras.
Analysis:
1328. HB 1328
Bad Policy
Financial institutions; authorize to delay completion of transaction if it may result in exploitation of certain persons.
Analysis: This bill seeks to protect vulnerable people from being scammed by allowing bank employees to put a hold on withdrawals for 15 days based on good faith. While well intentioned, banks should not stop anyone from accessing their money by a simple statement of good faith.
1329. HB 1329
Good Policy
Vehicle loads; allow certain front and rear projecting to extend as allowable under federal law.
Analysis: This bill relaxes State regulations on loads that project from the rear of a vehicle by conforming with more liberal Federal regulations.
1330. HB 1330
Not Rated
Medicaid; revise reimbursement rate for DME and exempt DME from 5% reduction.
Analysis:
1331. HB 1331
Not Rated
Mississippi Statewide Assessment System; remove criminal penalties and establish maximum time educator's license may be suspended for violations.
Analysis:
1332. HB 1332
Not Rated
Medical Practice Act; bring forward sections on license suspension for purposes of amendment.
Analysis:
1333. HB 1333
Not Rated
Mississippi Tuition Subsidy Forgivable Loan; create.
Analysis:
1334. HB 1334
Not Rated
Home rule improvement; enact for local school districts.
Analysis:
1335. HB 1335
Good Policy
Jackson State University; authorize to sell certain real property in its possession.
Analysis:
1336. HB 1336
Not Rated
Critical infrastructure; define crimes of impending and trespassing against.
Analysis:
1337. HB 1337
Neutral
Youth Court Act; implement recommendations of supreme court commission on children's justice.
Analysis: This bill seeks to implement changes to the law from the supreme court commission on childrens justice.
1338. HB 1338
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore upon satisfaction of all the sentencing requirements of a conviction.
Analysis:
1339. HB 1339
Not Rated
Standardized testing; limit to Grades 3 through 8 as required under ESSA and ACT for high school students.
Analysis:
1340. HB 1340
Not Rated
Statewide testing program; require tests to be translated and printed into primary spoken language of ELL students.
Analysis:
1341. HB 1341
Not Rated
Absentee voting; establish electronic application procedure for college students.
Analysis:
1342. HB 1342
Not Rated
Officer-involved deaths; require investigation by Mississippi Bureau of Investigations.
Analysis:
1343. HB 1343
Not Rated
Sales tax; phase out on sales of certain food.
Analysis:
1344. HB 1344
Not Rated
Mississippi Critical Needs School District Tax Credit Act of 2019; create.
Analysis:
1345. HB 1345
Not Rated
Mississippi Civil Rights Act; create.
Analysis:
1346. HB 1346
Not Rated
Collegiate voters; require each public or private 4-year postsecondary institution to have an on-campus voting precinct.
Analysis:
1347. HB 1347
Not Rated
Sex education; require SDE and Department of Health to develop list of approved curricula to be used in schools and revise every five years.
Analysis:
1348. HB 1348
Not Rated
Online voter registration; revise to allow for first-time voters to register through.
Analysis:
1349. HB 1349
Good Policy
'Mississippi Great Teachers Act of 2019'; enact to incentive individuals to enter teaching profession and address critical teacher shortage.
Analysis: This bill seeks to attract more teachers to the state by relaxing regulations. This bill issues alternate teaching licenses to people who meet other standards.
1350. HB 1350
Not Rated
Good Samaritan Law for Architects and Engineers; create.
Analysis:
1351. HB 1351
Not Rated
School recognition program; clarify eligible personnel to receive salary supplement from financial award by schools.
Analysis:
1352. HB 1352
Good Policy
Criminal Justice Reform Act; create.
Analysis: This bill renames Drug Courts as Intervention Courts and seeks to use corrections resources more effectively by redirecting prison-bound offenders whose criminal conduct is driven in part by drug and alcohol dependence to intensive supervision and clinical treatment available in the intervention court. The goal is to have less people prosecuted for vices in prison and instead rehabilitate them to be productive members of society. An amendment adds that one may petition a justice, county, circuit or municipal court to expunge the record of any case in which the person was acquitted or found not guilty at trial.
1353. HB 1353
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to certain property in Batesville to house the Concourse Workforce Training Center.
Analysis:
1354. HB 1354
Not Rated
State Employee Loan Program; create.
Analysis:
1355. HB 1355
Not Rated
Medicaid; eligible pregnant women shall remain eligible for maternal care services for 12 months after end of pregnancy.
Analysis:
1356. HB 1356
Not Rated
Medicaid; seek waiver for plan to expand eligibility with regional care organizations, known as 'One Mississippi'.
Analysis:
1357. HB 1357
Neutral
The Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act; create procedures to enact.
Analysis:
1358. HB 1358
Not Rated
Prentiss County Agri-Industrial Port Law; create.
Analysis:
1359. HB 1359
Not Rated
Nonlicensed teachers; authorize school districts to employ certain number to fill core subject area positions.
Analysis:
1360. HB 1360
Not Rated
DHS; prohibit from permanently disqualifying persons from TANF or SNAP benefits because of felony conviction.
Analysis:
1361. HB 1361
Not Rated
Medicaid Health Homes High Utilizers Pilot Program; create.
Analysis:
1362. HB 1362
Bad Policy
Energy efficiency standards on buildings; extend repealer on statute requiring certain buildings to meet.
Analysis: This bill seeks to extend a repealer on energy efficiency regulations. This adds to construction costs through regulations. When consumers decide which businesses will succeed or fail, the resulting profit motive will greatly reduce bad business practices and reward those who put the interest of their customers first.
1363. HB 1363
Neutral
Mississippi Railroad Improvements Fund; revise to provide that grants are for short line railroads.
Analysis: This bill originally limited tax grants from the MDA to shortline railroads. The amended bill streamlines how taxpayers fund shortline railroads. The state should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on businesses, not subsidize businesses at taxpayers expense.
1364. HB 1364
Not Rated
City of Charleston; authorize a tax on prepared food and drink at restaurants and prepared food at convenience stores to promote tourism.
Analysis:
1365. HB 1365
Not Rated
Habitual offenders; provide that convictions occurring more than 10 years apart shall not be counted.
Analysis:
1366. HB 1366
Not Rated
Post-conviction relief; authorize successive application if state law changes.
Analysis:
1367. HB 1367
Good Policy
Appraisal management companies; prohibit criminal background check as a condition of employment.
Analysis: This bill clarifies that an appraisal company may not demand a background check for a licensed employee as a condition of the licensure already includes a background check. However, the state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations
1368. HB 1368
Not Rated
City of Clarksdale; public utilities commission may be abolished by majority vote of electors voting in special election.
Analysis:
1369. HB 1369
Not Rated
Retirement; elected officials convicted of certain felonies shall have benefits suspended until full restitution has been made.
Analysis:
1370. HB 1370
Not Rated
Child support; revise factors for award of.
Analysis:
1371. HB 1371
Not Rated
Mississippi Medical Marijuana Act of 2019; create.
Analysis:
1372. HB 1372
Not Rated
Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act; authorize unexpended funds to be retained.
Analysis:
1373. HB 1373
Not Rated
'Mississippi Student Safety Act'; prevent certain student restraint and seclusion procedures in schools.
Analysis:
1374. HB 1374
Not Rated
MS Construction Lien Law; no subcontractor lien on property of owner who meets all financial obligations to contractor if contractor fails to pay subcontractor.
Analysis:
1375. HB 1375
Neutral
Wills; revise the procedures that regulate administration of.
Analysis: This bill seeks to regulate laws on inheriting property. The state should enforce contracts, not limit contracts.
1376. HB 1376
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise eligibility requirement for volunteer firefighters exemption that counties may grant on vehicles owned by volunteer firefighters.
Analysis:
1377. HB 1377
Not Rated
Real estate transaction inspection; require purchaser of real estate to contract with termite licensee to complete transaction for real estate closing purposes.
Analysis:
1378. HB 1378
Good Policy
State budget; revise definition for identifying and inventorying programs used in the budgeting process.
Analysis:
1379. HB 1379
Not Rated
Statute of Limitations; remove for crimes against children.
Analysis:
1380. HB 1380
Not Rated
Concealed firearm license; clarify prohibition for mentally incompetent.
Analysis:
1381. HB 1381
Not Rated
State flag; change the design of.
Analysis:
1382. HB 1382
Not Rated
Retirement; elected officials convicted of certain felonies shall have benefits withheld until full restitution has been paid.
Analysis:
1383. HB 1383
Not Rated
Medicaid; establish pilot program for alternative managed care payment model for medically complex children.
Analysis:
1384. HB 1384
Not Rated
Child care centers; create a Statewide Quality Framework for and provide for designation as standard or comprehensive.
Analysis:
1385. HB 1385
Not Rated
First responders; declare certain diseases and conditions as work-related and entitling worker to benefits.
Analysis:
1386. HB 1386
Bad Policy
City of Winona; authorize contribution to the 'Donald H. Peterson Memorial Fund.'
Analysis: This bill uses taxes to pay for a memorial for a private citizens. The state should use taxes to pay down the debt and let private citizens fund the memorial.
1387. HB 1387
Bad Policy
Montgomery County; authorize contribution to the 'Donald H. Peterson Memorial Fund.'
Analysis: This bill uses taxes to pay for a memorial for a private citizens. The state should use taxes to pay down the debt and let private citizens fund the memorial.
1388. HB 1388
Not Rated
Day and Temporary Labor Services Act; create.
Analysis:
1389. HB 1389
Not Rated
Early voting; authorize.
Analysis:
1390. HB 1390
Not Rated
Public school curriculum; require instruction in mental illness as part of Health Education.
Analysis:
1391. HB 1391
Not Rated
County boards of education; revise process of selecting members in certain county.
Analysis:
1392. HB 1392
Neutral
School athletics and extracurricular activities; require SBE to review and recommend revisions for administration of for public schools.
Analysis: This bill seeks to reform the state oversight of public school sports. This bill will create a committee to review and create a not-for-profit profit corporation that will not be mandatory to be a member of and will not prohibit member schools from competing against nonmember schools.
1393. HB 1393
Bad Policy
Municipal menaced property that is one acre or less; make certain clarifying revisions regarding.
Analysis: This bill seeks to clean property that has been left vacant or uncared for. Certain provisions allow for the governing authority to have access to the property for 2 years and put a lien against the property for maintenance costs and sell the property. This leaves concerns for abuse or corruption. The state should seek to reduce taxes and regulations that depress local economies, not take care of vacant properties once people leave for better opportunity.
1394. HB 1394
Not Rated
Medicaid; seek waiver to continue to pay for psychiatric services for patients formerly eligible in acute care setting.
Analysis:
1395. HB 1395
Not Rated
Teachers, retired; authorize certain to be employed full time and continue receiving retirement allowance.
Analysis:
1396. HB 1396
Not Rated
Youth returning to school from certain out-of-home placement; prohibit automatic placement in alternative school.
Analysis:
1397. HB 1397
Not Rated
Women's Economic Security Act of 2019; create.
Analysis:
1398. HB 1398
Not Rated
Teacher education program; revise ACT score from 21 to 18 to be eligible to enter.
Analysis:
1399. HB 1399
Not Rated
Teachers, assistant teachers and noninstrutional school employees; increase salaries of.
Analysis:
1400. HB 1400
Good Policy
School transportation; authorize motor vehicles other than buses for small groups of students traveling to school activities.
Analysis:
1401. HB 1401
Not Rated
Sex education curriculum; revise program to require comprehensive, medically accurate, age and developmentally appropriate material.
Analysis:
1402. HB 1402
Not Rated
Public school curriculum; require mandatory hunter safety course as part of 7th and 8th grade P.E.
Analysis:
1403. HB 1403
Not Rated
High school curriculum; require elective, secular courses on the Bible and religion.
Analysis:
1404. HB 1404
Not Rated
Community schools; authorize school districts that provide services through the use of to receive additional 10% allocation under MAEP.
Analysis:
1405. HB 1405
Not Rated
Community Schools Planning and Implementation Grant Fund Program; establish for purposes of providing assistance to public schools to provide additional educational and social services.
Analysis:
1406. HB 1406
Not Rated
Irlen Syndrome; require screening for and for districts to provide reasonable accommodations for students diagnosed with.
Analysis:
1407. HB 1407
Not Rated
Driver's license; direct Commission of Public Safety to develop and implement electronic format option.
Analysis:
1408. HB 1408
Not Rated
Firearms licensed; require proof of mental health evaluation.
Analysis:
1409. HB 1409
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; requiring training on communicating with persons with autism spectrum disorder.
Analysis:
1410. HB 1410
Not Rated
Hunting with dogs; require property owner or lessee to obtain a permit for under certain circumstances.
Analysis:
1411. HB 1411
Bad Policy
Pat Harrison Waterway District; authorize additional counties to join.
Analysis: This bill expands the power of the Pat Harrison Waterway District over the residents of any county that decides to join the district. Expansion leaves concerns for property rights in regard to eminent domain and condemnation of private property.
1412. HB 1412
Bad Policy
Open Meeting Law; revise reasons for executive sessions to include certain discussions by boards of trustees of public hospitals.
Analysis: This bill seeks to include business transactions and discussion by the boards of public trustees of public hospitals to reasons for an executive session during open meetings. This would reduce public transparency.
1413. HB 1413
Not Rated
County jail census data; facilitate availability of.
Analysis:
1414. HB 1414
Not Rated
Commitment proceedings; expand types of professionals authorized to conduct screenings and evaluations in.
Analysis:
1415. HB 1415
Not Rated
District Public Defender; create office of.
Analysis:
1416. HB 1416
Not Rated
Absentee ballots; revise notary requirements for students enrolled in a college, university or community or junior college.
Analysis:
1417. HB 1417
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish and provide for annual cost-of-living increases.
Analysis:
1418. HB 1418
Not Rated
State employees; provide for across-the-board increase in annual compensation for those with annual salary under $50,000.00.
Analysis:
1419. HB 1419
Not Rated
Joint tenants, tenants in common or coparcener; authorize to petition chancery court for greater ownership.
Analysis:
1420. HB 1420
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore automatically once a person has completed all sentencing requirements.
Analysis:
1421. HB 1421
Not Rated
Search warrants; provide may be in electronic format and electronically executed.
Analysis:
1422. HB 1422
Not Rated
'Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act'; create.
Analysis:
1423. HB 1423
Bad Policy
City of Lexington; authorize a tax on restaurants to promote tourism, parks and recreation.
Analysis: This bill seeks to increase the tax burden on industries that attract tourists to fund a marketing program to attract tourists. The state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government.
1424. HB 1424
Not Rated
Tax assessors; increase compensation upon completing certifications and licenses.
Analysis:
1425. HB 1425
Neutral
Uniform Probate and Trust Codes; enact portions.
Analysis: This bill seeks to regulate laws on inheriting property.
1426. HB 1426
Not Rated
Motor vehicle; authorize sale of abandoned or scrap dismantled without having title and registration in sellers name.
Analysis:
1427. HB 1427
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for various Mississippi Development Authority Programs.
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt.
1428. HB 1428
Not Rated
Income tax; exclude capital contribution by governmental entity from a corporation's income.
Analysis:
1429. HB 1429
Neutral
Tax exemptions; revise the requirements that a data center must meet to be eligible for.
Analysis: This bill decreases the requirements to be a tax exempt business enterprise for data centers. While a step in the right direction, the state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government, not just for particular institutions.
1430. HB 1430
Neutral
Income tax; authorize a tax credit for contributions to certain endowed funds held by community foundations.
Analysis: This bill allows for those who donate to certain nonprofits to have their income tax reduced. While a step in the right direction, the state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government.
1431. HB 1431
Neutral
Tax exemptions; revise requirements that a business enterprise in the aerospace industry must meet to be eligible for.
Analysis: This bill decreases the requirements to be a tax exempt business enterprise for aerospace industries. While a step in the right direction, the state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government, not just for particular institutions.
1432. HB 1432
Not Rated
Voting registration; require by anyone who receives public assistance benefits.
Analysis:
1433. HB 1433
Not Rated
Amusement rides; provide inspection and incident reporting requirements for.
Analysis:
1434. HB 1434
Not Rated
Opioid drugs; prescriber shall discuss with patient before prescribing, the risks of the drugs and available alternatives.
Analysis:
1435. HB 1435
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize automatically for first-time offenders.
Analysis:
1436. HB 1436
Not Rated
Pawnbrokers, title pledge lenders; reduce maximum rate of interest that they may charge for their services.
Analysis:
1437. HB 1437
Not Rated
Mineral rights; revert to surface owner after certain period of time.
Analysis:
1438. HB 1438
Not Rated
Supplemental Legislative Retirement Plan; new legislators not members and current members don't earn additional credit.
Analysis:
1439. HB 1439
Not Rated
Implied consent; revise suspension period during appeals for refusal to submit to chemical test.
Analysis:
1440. HB 1440
Not Rated
Grandparent visitation; revise to include great-grandparents.
Analysis:
1441. HB 1441
Not Rated
DUI; revise license suspension for test refusal if licensee pleads guilty.
Analysis:
1442. HB 1442
Not Rated
Employment-at-will doctrine; abolish and create 'Good Faith in Employment Act.'
Analysis:
1443. HB 1443
Not Rated
Tobacco; prohibit sale of candy or food product that mimics.
Analysis:
1444. HB 1444
Not Rated
Interrogations; require all to be conducted by law enforcement to be recorded.
Analysis:
1445. HB 1445
Bad Policy
Implied Consent Law Violation Assessments; increase general fund of.
Analysis: This bill raises the fees that the state can collect on those who do not consent to a warrantless blood or urine test.
1446. HB 1446
Not Rated
Firearms; clarify licensing procedures for.
Analysis:
1447. HB 1447
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for taxpayers that employ persons convicted of certain felony offenses.
Analysis:
1448. HB 1448
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt certain business personal property from.
Analysis:
1449. HB 1449
Neutral
Roads and bridges; bring forward section of law providing for methods of constructing, reconstructing and maintaining.
Analysis: This bill states that no contract from the board of supervisors of a county shall extend 30 days after after a board member who made the contract leaves except for contracts that receive funding from the Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund or 2018 Transportation and Infrastructure Improvement Fund.
1450. HB 1450
Not Rated
Justice court; remove requirement of probable cause hearings.
Analysis:
1451. HB 1451
Not Rated
Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive Act; extend authority of Department of Revenue to approve applications for certain rebates.
Analysis:
1452. HB 1452
Not Rated
Radar; delete population threshold for municipal law enforcement to use on public streets of municipality.
Analysis:
1453. HB 1453
Not Rated
Highways; require four-laning of portions of US Highway 61 in Claiborne County.
Analysis:
1454. HB 1454
Not Rated
Natural gas public utilities; require to provide PSC with periodic budgeting and accounting statements.
Analysis:
1455. HB 1455
Not Rated
Window tint laws; delete population threshold on which municipal law enforcement shall enforce.
Analysis:
1456. HB 1456
Good Policy
Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions regarding the determination of true value of land used for agricultural purposes.
Analysis: This bill seeks to lower taxes for timberland and land used for hunting or fishing. While a step in the right direction, the tax code needs to be simplified.
1457. HB 1457
Not Rated
State Board of Dental Examiners; bring forward section providing powers and duties of.
Analysis:
1458. HB 1458
Not Rated
Medicaid; prohibit manager care organizations from discriminating against physicians willing to meet terms of participation.
Analysis:
1459. HB 1459
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; revise notification period given to local law enforcement when offender is to be released.
Analysis:
1460. HB 1460
Good Policy
Hospice; allow medical directors to prescribe controlled substances for pain for terminally ill patients without in person visit.
Analysis: This bill allows the experts to do their job in prescribing medication for terminally ill patients who are in pain.
1461. HB 1461
Not Rated
Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol; increase salaries of sworn officers by $10,000.00.
Analysis:
1462. HB 1462
Not Rated
Revocation hearing for probationer; provide probationer shall have the right to counsel for such hearing.
Analysis:
1463. HB 1463
Good Policy
Columbia Training School property; authorize DFA to convey certain parcel to the Marion County Economic Development District for industrial purpose.
Analysis:
1464. HB 1464
Not Rated
Election commissioners; require board of supervisors to provide insurance coverage for.
Analysis:
1465. HB 1465
Neutral
Assault and aggravated assault; include health care providers in provisions regarding.
Analysis: This bill expands the definition of aggravated assault to include assaulting employees of a healthcare provider or facility.
1466. HB 1466
Not Rated
Case plans for parole-eligible inmates; require alcohol and drug treatment, if applicable, to begin within 90 days of admission.
Analysis:
1467. HB 1467
Not Rated
Post Secondary educational institutions; require to provide certain information to students upon declaration of a major.
Analysis:
1468. HB 1468
Good Policy
Economic development districts; revise entities to which they may transfer property within industrial parks.
Analysis: This bill allows the MDA to transfer industrial park property to the state military. The military is a legitimate function of the state. However, the military can not function without a strong economy to fund it. Industrial parks should be leased or sold to the military cautiously.
1469. HB 1469
Not Rated
Jurors; authorize the court to keep the names of confidential upon request of.
Analysis:
1470. HB 1470
Good Policy
County regional correctional facilities; require DOC to utilize for housing of state offenders before utilizing private facilities.
Analysis:
1471. HB 1471
Not Rated
Mississippi Gospel Music Trail; authorize MDA Division of Tourism to establish program and historical markers for.
Analysis:
1472. HB 1472
Good Policy
Air bow; authorize use during certain open seasons for individuals exempt from hunting license requirement by reason of disability.
Analysis: This bill relaxes regulations for disabled veterans who want to use an air bow to hunt deer during open season.
1473. HB 1473
Not Rated
Simple Assault; add family members of law enforcement to enhanced penalty list.
Analysis:
1474. HB 1474
Good Policy
James Plemon 'J.P.' Coleman Memorial Highway; designate segment of MS Hwy 759 in City of Ackerman as.
Analysis:
1475. HB 1475
Not Rated
Single-use plastic straws; prohibit a food establishment from providing to a consumer unless requested by the consumer.
Analysis:
1476. HB 1476
Not Rated
Timeshare interests; establish requirements for sellers regarding public offering statement and certain closing documents.
Analysis:
1477. HB 1477
Bad Policy
Cemeteries; authorize counties and municipalities to expend funds to maintain abandoned nonprofit cemeteries.
Analysis: This bill seeks to allow counties and municipalities to clean and maintain private nonprofit cemeteries. The state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government instead of redistributing private costs to the tax payer.
1478. HB 1478
Not Rated
Health insurance policies; require certain to provide infertility coverage and establish pilot program in State Health Plan.
Analysis:
1479. HB 1479
Not Rated
Family dynamics; include in public school curriculum as a required component.
Analysis:
1480. HB 1480
Not Rated
Appropriation; Archives and History for Scott Ford House to develop two historic properties in Jackson.
Analysis:
1481. HB 1481
Not Rated
Mobile sports wagering; authorize.
Analysis:
1482. HB 1482
Not Rated
MS Highway Safety Patrol; increase salaries of sworn officers by $7,500.00.
Analysis:
1483. HB 1483
Not Rated
Timber bridges; require use of for new construction and replacement on certain county and secondary roads.
Analysis:
1484. HB 1484
Not Rated
Charitable Bingo Law; revise provisions of.
Analysis:
1485. HB 1485
Not Rated
Department of Public Safety; require to provide Legislature with plan to implement recommendations of DUI Information-Exchange Improvement Advisory Committee.
Analysis:
1486. HB 1486
Not Rated
Alternative nicotine products; regulate and impose a tax.
Analysis:
1487. HB 1487
Not Rated
Mississippi Public Records Act; revise certain provisions of.
Analysis:
1488. HB 1488
Not Rated
Good Samaritan Law for Architects and Engineers; create.
Analysis:
1489. HB 1489
Not Rated
Healthy and Safe Families Workplaces Act; create.
Analysis:
1490. HB 1490
Not Rated
Justice court judges; revise position to be nonpartisan and part-time for.
Analysis:
1491. HB 1491
Not Rated
Volunteer Health Care Services Act; create.
Analysis:
1492. HB 1492
Not Rated
Wheelchair restraint; regulate use of in a nursing home, hospital, medical provider or medical facility.
Analysis:
1493. HB 1493
Good Policy
Stand-alone ice vending machines; exempt bags or other containers used to store ice from including certain information on its label.
Analysis:
1494. HB 1494
Not Rated
Hate crimes; revise delineation of victim.
Analysis:
1495. HB 1495
Not Rated
Copper materials; prohibit transactions between certain sellers and scrap metal dealers and other purchases.
Analysis:
1496. HB 1496
Not Rated
License plates for disabled individuals; revise various provisions relating to.
Analysis:
1497. HB 1497
Not Rated
DFA; establish office of Shared Services within to operate as the central business office for select agencies.
Analysis:
1498. HB 1498
Not Rated
State advertising; prohibit elected and appointed officers from publicly participating in.
Analysis:
1499. HB 1499
Not Rated
Tobacco; increase excise tax on all products except cigarettes.
Analysis:
1500. HB 1500
Not Rated
Cigarettes; increase excise tax on.
Analysis:
1501. HB 1501
Not Rated
Nursing homes; require to purchase and maintain a minimum amount of liability insurance.
Analysis:
1502. HB 1502
Not Rated
Elected official; prohibit from changing political party affiliation during term of office.
Analysis:
1503. HB 1503
Not Rated
Legislature; allow retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of.
Analysis:
1504. HB 1504
Not Rated
Expungement; revise list of crimes that qualify for.
Analysis:
1505. HB 1505
Not Rated
Firearms; prohibit discharge near petroleum.
Analysis:
1506. HB 1506
Not Rated
Retail businesses; those that accept credit cards for payment shall have cameras to record persons using the cards.
Analysis:
1507. HB 1507
Good Policy
Occupational licensing boards; revise procedures for issuing a license to military spouses.
Analysis: This bill decreases the scope of government by allowing an occupational licensing board to establish exemptions for military spouses to reduce the fees normally required. While this is a step in the right directions, the state should seek to decrease these regulations on everyone, equally, whenever possible.
1508. HB 1508
Not Rated
Land sold for nonpayment of ad valorem taxes; authorize chancery clerk to maintain certain records electronically.
Analysis:
1509. HB 1509
Not Rated
Office of the county tax collector; require to maintain certain business hours.
Analysis:
1510. HB 1510
Good Policy
Department of Corrections; exempt personnel actions from State Personnel Board for purposes of realignment.
Analysis: This bill seeks to streamline regulations so that the Department of Corrections may be reorganized more easily by the Commissioner.
1511. HB 1511
Not Rated
Unmanned aircraft system; prohibit use of near correctional facilities.
Analysis:
1512. HB 1512
Not Rated
Land sold for nonpayment of ad valorem taxes; bring forward certain sections of law relating to chancery clerk providing notice to owners and examining records.
Analysis:
1513. HB 1513
Not Rated
Postsecondary educational institutions; exempt from provisions of the 'Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act.'
Analysis:
1514. HB 1514
Good Policy
Surveying; revise definition of to exclude certain activities.
Analysis: This bill relaxes regulations for surveying by clarifying that work is not surveying if the work is not intended to indicate the authoritative location of property boundaries, the precise definition of the shape or contour of the earth, or the precise location of fixed works of humans. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations
1515. HB 1515
Not Rated
Punitive damages; remove limitations.
Analysis:
1516. HB 1516
Not Rated
Parole board; revise notification time frame given to victim when the offender is to be released by the board.
Analysis:
1517. HB 1517
Not Rated
Medicaid; provide coverage for necessary services for ALS patients.
Analysis:
1518. HB 1518
Not Rated
DFA; authorize to issue request for one or more primary care clinics to be constructed.
Analysis:
1519. HB 1519
Good Policy
Nurses; authorize Board of Nursing to establish an alternative to discipline program for licensees with certain impairment.
Analysis: This bill seeks to retain licensed nurses with drug or mental health problems by having them going through an alternative disciplinary program not more than once every five years. The purpose is for rehabilitation.
1520. HB 1520
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for nonviolent felony convictions.
Analysis:
1521. HB 1521
Not Rated
Industrial hemp; legalize and regulate for certain purposes.
Analysis:
1522. HB 1522
Not Rated
Expungement; add 'embezzlement' to the list of felonies eligible for.
Analysis:
1523. HB 1523
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for 'embezzlement' after 14 years.
Analysis:
1524. HB 1524
Not Rated
Prostitution; increase penalties for procuring services of.
Analysis:
1525. HB 1525
Not Rated
Expungement; revise list of eligible crimes.
Analysis:
1526. HB 1526
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore upon satisfaction of all the sentencing requirements of a conviction.
Analysis:
1527. HB 1527
Not Rated
Wrongful conviction claims; revise provision regulating procedures for.
Analysis:
1528. HB 1528
Not Rated
Rescue services; authorize governmental entity performing to assess fine for in certain situations.
Analysis:
1529. HB 1529
Not Rated
Veterans' exemptions for concealed firearms; authorize certain photo-id as verification of disability.
Analysis:
1530. HB 1530
Good Policy
Employment; clarify that franchisee and franchisee's employees are not employee of franchisor.
Analysis: This bill seeks to clarify that neither a franchisee nor a franchisees employee shall be deemed to be an employee of the franchisor for any purpose. While possibly a necessary clarification, the state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations
1531. HB 1531
Neutral
IHL construction projects; remove oversight of Bureau of Buildings and Public Prourement Review Board.
Analysis: This bill streamlines regulations by removing state college construction projects from review by the Procurement Review Board and instead allows for the Board of Trustees for Institutions of Higher Learning to self administer subject to an agreement from the Department of Finance and Administration.
1532. HB 1532
Not Rated
Real estate brokers; prohibit from doing business in state if not a licensed Mississippi resident broker or Mississippi licensed nonresident broker.
Analysis:
1533. HB 1533
Good Policy
Columbia Training School Property; authorize Marion County Economic Development District to transfer portion to Bd. of Supv. of Marion County for law enforcement training.
Analysis: This bill authorizes the Marion County Economic Development District to transfer portion to Board of Supervisors of Marion County for law enforcement training.
1534. HB 1534
Not Rated
Domesticated dogs and cats; revise various provisions relating to penalties for cruelty to.
Analysis:
1535. HB 1535
Bad Policy
Window tint; remove medical exemption and delete population threshold for law enforcement.
Analysis:
1536. HB 1536
Not Rated
Youth found with drugs/drug paraphernalia on school property; require to participate in a drug court program.
Analysis:
1537. HB 1537
Not Rated
ADHD medications; provider must have second opinion and provide information to parents before prescribing.
Analysis:
1538. HB 1538
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; reauthorize issuance to supporters of Children's Advocacy Centers of Mississippi.
Analysis:
1539. HB 1539
Not Rated
State Flag; legislative caucuses may propose new designs as options in nonbinding statewide referendum.
Analysis:
1540. HB 1540
Good Policy
Contracts for collection of city/county solid wastes; authorize to extend without advertising for proposals under certain circumstances.
Analysis: The board of supervisors and/or municipal governing body may have the option to extend the contract by mutual consent of the parties in one-year increments up to 4 additional years without advertising for proposals, as long as rate adjustments remain consistent with the existing contract and the total term of the contract does not exceed 10 years.
1541. HB 1541
Not Rated
Bonds; create pilot program for grants to certain small municipalities for security cameras and equipment and authorize bonds to provide funds.
Analysis:
1542. HB 1542
Not Rated
Early voting; authorize for qualified electors otherwise unable to vote on election day.
Analysis:
1543. HB 1543
Not Rated
Lottery Proceeds Fund; revise distribution to provide at least 20% of for Education Enhancement Fund.
Analysis:
1544. HB 1544
Not Rated
Lottery Proceeds Fund; use 5% of to assist with funding for public libraries.
Analysis:
1545. HB 1545
Not Rated
Parole Board; require review of mental health issues and controlled substances when considering parole eligible inmates.
Analysis:
1546. HB 1546
Bad Policy
Alcohol and drug treatment and mental health treatment; revise process for initiating commitment for.
Analysis: This bill allows for the involuntary treatment of someone who is alleged to be a drug addict by the filing an affidavit in a chancery court. Crimes should be punishable by law, not vices.
1547. HB 1547
Good Policy
Controlled substances; revise Schedules I, II, and V.
Analysis: This bill adds Fentanyl to the schedule 1 drugs and makes Marijuana regulated by the state for medical purposes a schedule 5 drug. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit rights and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. A study committee for whether hemp should be legalized is created. Hemp would greatly enrich the state.
1548. HB 1548
Neutral
Daylight saving time; observe year-round if the federal law is amended to allow it.
Analysis: This bill would allow for daylights savings time to be followed in Mississippi if the Federal government permits the States to do that generally.
1549. HB 1549
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with sidewalk improvements.
Analysis:
1550. HB 1550
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for Capitol Complex Improvement District and City of Jackson projects.
Analysis:
1551. HB 1551
Bad Policy
Operation of vessel in reckless or negligent manner; include wakeboarding restrictions.
Analysis: This bill intends to protect private and public property from wake by creating a crime out of causing wake while operating a boat within certain distances. Any action that causes damage to property should already be a crime.
1552. HB 1552
Not Rated
Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol; increase salaries of sworn officers by $7,500.00.
Analysis:
1553. HB 1553
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of coins, gold, silver and other metals.
Analysis:
1554. HB 1554
Not Rated
Appropriation; DFA to pay salaries of federally funded state agency employees affected by federal government shutdown.
Analysis:
1555. HB 1555
Not Rated
City of Natchez; authorize to donate/convey the Natchez Intermodal Transportation Center and certain historic properties to United States.
Analysis:
1556. HB 1556
Not Rated
Income tax; exempt income of certain physicians practicing in critical physician shortage areas.
Analysis:
1557. HB 1557
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Holly Springs with construction of a wellness and aquatics.
Analysis:
1558. HB 1558
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Holly Springs restoration of former Holly Springs Water and Light Plant building.
Analysis:
1559. HB 1559
Not Rated
Reverse auctions in public purchases; make applicable only to agencies.
Analysis:
1560. HB 1560
Not Rated
Reverse auctions in public purchases; make applicable only to agencies.
Analysis:
1561. HB 1561
Neutral
Reverse auction; prohibit use for certain term contract.
Analysis: This bill seeks to prohibit reverse auctions when using Term Contracts except for commodities purchased for resale or raw materials converted into products for resale. An amendment that passed reads, on line 77, that the governing authority may designate the method by which the bids will be received, including reverse auctions. The bill maintains that reverse auction shall not be used for any public contract for design or construction of public facilities, including buildings, roads and bridges and term contracts as provided in paragraph (n) of this section, unless approved by the Public Procurement Review Board
1562. HB 1562
Not Rated
'Forming Open and Robust University Minds (FORUM) Act'; establish.
Analysis:
1563. HB 1563
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of the Center for STEM Education and Advancement.
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars for funding and reduce the debt burden.
1564. HB 1564
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Lauderdale County with improvements at industrial park.
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt.
1565. HB 1565
Bad Policy
City of Starkville; authorize levying of additional tourism tax on hotels, motels and restaurants.
Analysis: This bill seeks to increase the tax burden on industries that attract tourists to fund a marketing program to attract tourists. The state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government.
1566. HB 1566
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Greenville with extension of Colorado Street.
Analysis:
1567. HB 1567
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Holly Springs with improvements to Mississippi Highway 178.
Analysis:
1568. HB 1568
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for the Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund.
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars for funding and reduce the debt burden.
1569. HB 1569
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for repair and renovation of facilities and infrastructure at Jackson State University.
Analysis:
1570. HB 1570
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Jackson for repairs needed to address flooding of Eubanks Creek.
Analysis:
1571. HB 1571
Not Rated
Appropriation; MDEQ to allocate funds to Hinds County Board of Supervisors for waste reduction program.
Analysis:
1572. HB 1572
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for capital improvements at the Mississippi State Fire Academy.
Analysis:
1573. HB 1573
Not Rated
Cigarettes; increase excise tax on.
Analysis:
1574. HB 1574
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for certain improvements at LeFleur's Bluff State Park.
Analysis:
1575. HB 1575
Not Rated
Fee-in-lieu of ad valorem taxes; revise investments required by qualified business under the Mississippi Health Care Zone Act.
Analysis:
1576. HB 1576
Good Policy
Sales tax; exempt sales of lottery tickets.
Analysis:
1577. HB 1577
Not Rated
Appropriation; Hinds County Board of Supervisors for Hinds County Circuit Drug Court for treatments for opioid addiction.
Analysis:
1578. HB 1578
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property to Mississippi's Toughest Kids foundation for construction of Camp Kamassa.
Analysis:
1579. HB 1579
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of a multipurpose building at the Greenville Higher Education Center/Mississippi Delta Community College.
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt.
1580. HB 1580
Not Rated
Department of Defense Contractors; authorize certain incentives for.
Analysis:
1581. HB 1581
Good Policy
Firearms; clarify that courtroom includes a judge's chamber, witness room and jury room.
Analysis: This bill clarifies that courtrooms do not include the hallways, courtroom entrances, courthouse grounds, lobbies, corridors, or other areas within a courthouse which are generally open to the public for the transaction of business outside of an active judicial proceeding and those with an enhanced carry permit may exercise their privilege to bear arms in said areas.
1582. HB 1582
Not Rated
Firearms in medical facilities; restrict concealed carry unless instructor-certified.
Analysis:
1583. HB 1583
Not Rated
Income tax; provide for method of apportioning income for certain medical laboratory service facilities.
Analysis:
1584. HB 1584
Neutral
Historic property income tax credit; increase amount of credits that may be awarded and revise certain other provisions.
Analysis: This bill decreases the amount of taxes that historic property owners have to pay. While a step in the right direction, the state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government.
1585. HB 1585
Not Rated
DeSoto County; authorize to contribute funds, in-kind donations and support to economic development council.
Analysis:
1586. HB 1586
Not Rated
Income tax; provide a credit for taxpayers who claim a federal earned income tax credit.
Analysis:
1587. HB 1587
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with improvements to Belhaven Heights Park and Jaycee Park.
Analysis:
1588. HB 1588
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Port Gibson with improvements to Grand Gulf Road.
Analysis:
1589. HB 1589
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt motorcycles while in the hands of dealers as merchandise.
Analysis:
1590. HB 1590
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property and services to Mississippi's Toughest Kids Foundation for construction of Camp Kamassa.
Analysis:
1591. HB 1591
Not Rated
Coahoma County Reserve and Trust Fund; authorize trustees of fund to use certain amount of fund to supplement county general fund.
Analysis:
1592. HB 1592
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at Mississippi State Fairgrounds and Agriculture and Forestry Museum.
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars for funding and reduce the debt burden.
1593. HB 1593
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Pearl River County with repair and renovation of county courthouse.
Analysis:
1594. HB 1594
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Oxford with improvements at University Avenue/Highway 7 intersection.
Analysis:
1595. HB 1595
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to the Jackson Public School District's Career Development Center.
Analysis:
1596. HB 1596
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Ridgeland with making improvements to School Street.
Analysis:
1597. HB 1597
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Ridgeland with extension of Lake Harbour Drive.
Analysis:
1598. HB 1598
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Ridgeland with extension of Rice Road.
Analysis:
1599. HB 1599
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Hinds County with certain road improvements.
Analysis:
1600. HB 1600
Not Rated
DFA; authorize to incur short-term debt to assist with operation of federal parks/visitors areas affected by federal government shutdown.
Analysis:
1601. HB 1601
Not Rated
City of Saltillo; authorize the governing authorities to impose a tax on hotels, motels and restaurants for certain purposes.
Analysis:
1602. HB 1602
Not Rated
City of Clarksdale; authorize the levying of special ad valorem tax taxable property in city to fund certain capital improvements.
Analysis:
1603. HB 1603
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Claiborne, Franklin, Jefferson and Warren Counties with infrastructure improvements.
Analysis:
1604. HB 1604
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL for School of Public Health at Jackson State University.
Analysis:
1605. HB 1605
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL for Institute of Government at Jackson State University.
Analysis:
1606. HB 1606
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Covington County with construction of a service road.
Analysis:
1607. HB 1607
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist in paying costs associated with dredging at Port Bienville in Hancock County.
Analysis:
1608. HB 1608
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance improvements to certain state-owned emergency alert transmission towers.
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars for funding and reduce the debt burden.
1609. HB 1609
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of perishable food items to certain charitable organizations.
Analysis:
1610. HB 1610
Not Rated
City of Clarksdale; authorize levying of special ad valorem tax on taxable property in city to fund certain capital improvements.
Analysis:
1611. HB 1611
Not Rated
City of Flowood; authorize levying of tourism tax on hotels and motels within the city.
Analysis:
1612. HB 1612
Bad Policy
Special local improvement assessment districts; authorize municipalities to create.
Analysis: This bill authorizes the state to tax those living in Home Owners Associations, neighborhoods, or other residential property within a city of 150,000 people or more (Jackson) if 60% agree to be part of a Special Local Improvement Assessment District so that a blighted association can be cleaned up at the tax payers' expense. People are leaving the state because of taxes and regulations.
1613. HB 1613
Good Policy
Children's Promise Act; create.
Analysis: This bill seeks to award tax credits to businesses or individuals who donate money to nonprofit organizations for orphans, for foster care, or for children with health problems. The senate amendment lowers the aggregate tax credits from $15,000,000 to $5,000,000. However, the Department of Revenue is supposed to notify those applying for credits that they do not qualify if the credit limit has been reached by others already. The state should seek to reduce taxes on everyone. The repealer is extended to 2021.
1614. HB 1614
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist with dredging at Hancock County Port and Harbor.
Analysis:
1615. HB 1615
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at Buccaneer State Park and dredging at Port Bienville in Hancock County.
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt.
1616. HB 1616
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Neshoba County with making improvements to County Road 832.
Analysis:
1617. HB 1617
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Arts Klassical, Inc., with purchase or lease of building in Jackson.
Analysis:
1618. HB 1618
Good Policy
Appropriation; Public Employees' Retirement System.
Analysis: $16,114,043 is appropriated.
1619. HB 1619
Neutral
Appropriation; Veterans' Home Purchase Board.
Analysis: $49,294,451.00 is appropriated.
1620. HB 1620
Neutral
Appropriation; Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists, Board of Examiners for.
Analysis: $240,886.00 is appropriated.
1621. HB 1621
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Cosmetology, Board of.
Analysis: The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. $759,324.00 is appropriated.
1622. HB 1622
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Psychology, Board of.
Analysis: The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. $126,837 is appropriated.
1623. HB 1623
Neutral
Appropriation; Auctioneers Commission.
Analysis: $117,418.00 is appropriated.
1624. HB 1624
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Medical Licensure, Board of.
Analysis: The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. $3,405,584 is appropriated.
1625. HB 1625
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Optometry, Board of.
Analysis: The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. $144,020.00 is appropriated.
1626. HB 1626
Bad Policy
Appropriation: Real Estate Commission and Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board.
Analysis: The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. $1,631,521.00 is appropriated.
1627. HB 1627
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Nursing Home Administrators, Board of.
Analysis: The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. $215,555.00 is appropriated.
1628. HB 1628
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Physical Therapy Board.
Analysis: The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. $307,656.00 is appropriated.
1629. HB 1629
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Nursing, Board of.
Analysis: The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. $5,007,198.00 is appropriated.
1630. HB 1630
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Barber Examiners, Board of.
Analysis: The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. $282,959.00 is appropriated.
1631. HB 1631
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Engineers and Land Surveyors, Board of Registration for Professional.
Analysis: The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. $507,254.00 is appropriated.
1632. HB 1632
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Athletic Commission.
Analysis: The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. $135,095.00 is appropriated.
1633. HB 1633
Good Policy
Appropriation; Legislative expenses.
Analysis: This is a core function of government. House salaries, travel expense, et cetera: $5,055,072; House Contingency Fund: $6,621,500; Senate salaries, travel expense, et cetera: $2,236,207; Senate Contingency Fund: $4,476,407;
1634. HB 1634
Good Policy
Appropriation; Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and trial judges services.
Analysis: This is a core function of government. $6,741,513 and $937,470 is appropriated for Mississippi State Supreme Court with millions more dollars of taxes being appropriated for other courts.
1635. HB 1635
Neutral
Appropriation; Attorney General.
Analysis:
1636. HB 1636
Neutral
Appropriation; District attorneys and staff.
Analysis:
1637. HB 1637
Neutral
Appropriation; State Public Defender, Office of.
Analysis:
1638. HB 1638
Neutral
Appropriation; Capital Post-Conviction Counsel, Office of.
Analysis:
1639. HB 1639
Neutral
Appropriation; Insurance, Department of.
Analysis:
1640. HB 1640
Good Policy
Appropriation; Fire Academy.
Analysis:
1641. HB 1641
Neutral
Appropriation; Public Service Commission.
Analysis:
1642. HB 1642
Neutral
Appropriation; Public Utilities Staff.
Analysis:
1643. HB 1643
Neutral
Appropriation; Education, Department of.
Analysis:
1644. HB 1644
Neutral
Appropriation; Library Commission.
Analysis:
1645. HB 1645
Neutral
Appropriation; Educational Television, Authority for.
Analysis:
1646. HB 1646
Neutral
Appropriation; Archives and History, Department of.
Analysis:
1647. HB 1647
Neutral
Appropriation; Arts Commission.
Analysis:
1648. HB 1648
Neutral
Appropriation; Transportation, Department of.
Analysis:
1649. HB 1649
Neutral
Appropriation; Health, Department of.
Analysis:
1650. HB 1650
Neutral
Appropriation; Medicaid, Division of.
Analysis:
1651. HB 1651
Neutral
Appropriation; Rehabilitation Services, Department of.
Analysis:
1652. HB 1652
Neutral
Appropriation; Human Services, Department of.
Analysis:
1653. HB 1653
Neutral
Appropriation; Forestry Commission.
Analysis:
1654. HB 1654
Neutral
Appropriation; Soil and Water Conservation Commission.
Analysis:
1655. HB 1655
Neutral
Appropriation; Foresters, Board of Registration for.
Analysis:
1656. HB 1656
Neutral
Appropriation; Marine Resources, Department of.
Analysis:
1657. HB 1657
Neutral
Appropriation; Environmental Quality, Department of.
Analysis:
1658. HB 1658
Neutral
Appropriation; Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission.
Analysis:
1659. HB 1659
Neutral
Appropriation; Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Department of.
Analysis:
1660. HB 1660
Neutral
Appropriation; Oil and Gas Board.
Analysis:
1661. HB 1661
Neutral
Appropriation; Pat Harrison Waterway District.
Analysis:
1662. HB 1662
Neutral
Appropriation; Yellow Creek State Inland Port Authority.