All Measures (Not Dead)

Bill Number Bill Description
1. HB 84
Neutral
Curator of the New Capitol; transfer from Archives to joint jurisdiction of House and Senate.
Analysis:
2. 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."
3. 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.
4. HB 281
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Larry Braddock of Lowndes County.
Analysis:
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. HB 602
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to James Vaughn of Tunica County.
Analysis:
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. 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.
27. HB 701
Neutral
Commissioner George Landon Phillips; rename Highway Patrol Troop K command center located in Biloxi, MS in honor of.
Analysis:
28. 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.
29. 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.
30. HB 724
Neutral
Memorial highways; designate in Jones and Lee Counties.
Analysis:
31. HB 725
Neutral
Coach Phillip James Jr. Memorial Highway; designate certain segment of U.S. Hwy 11 in Jones County as.
Analysis:
32. HB 726
Neutral
Glade Memorial Highway; designate certain segment of MS Hwy 15 in Jones County as.
Analysis:
33. 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.
34. 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.
35. 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.
36. 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.
37. 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.
38. 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.
39. 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.
40. 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.
41. 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.
42. 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.
43. 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.
44. 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
45. 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
46. 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.
47. HB 904
Neutral
Third Circuit Court District; remove residency requirements for judicial office.
Analysis:
48. 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.
49. HB 914
Neutral
Precinct boundaries; prohibit altering for certain time of.
Analysis:
50. 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.
51. 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
52. 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
53. 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
54. HB 977
Good Policy
Nonresident physicians; allow athletic team physicians to provide treatment to players at sporting events in MS.
Analysis:
55. 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.
56. 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.
57. 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.
58. 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.
59. 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.
60. 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.
61. 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.
62. HB 1101
Neutral
Highway 98; designate segment in Greene County as 'Maj. Ed 'Too Tall' Freeman Memorial Highway.
Analysis:
63. HB 1108
Neutral
Deputy Donald William Durr Memorial Highway; designate segment of U.S. Highway 51 in Lincoln County as.
Analysis:
64. 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.
65. 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.
66. 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.
67. HB 1147
Good Policy
Department of Human Services; extend repealers on certain sections relating to.
Analysis:
68. 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.
69. HB 1182
Neutral
Corporal punishment; prohibit use of in public schools to discipline a student with a disability.
Analysis:
70. 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.
71. 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.
72. 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.
73. 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.
74. 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.
75. 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.
76. 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.
77. 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.
78. 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.
79. 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.
80. 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."
81. 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.
82. 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.
83. 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.
84. 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.
85. 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.
86. 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.
87. 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.
88. 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.
89. 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.
90. 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.
91. 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.
92. 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.
93. 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.
94. HB 1474
Good Policy
James Plemon 'J.P.' Coleman Memorial Highway; designate segment of MS Hwy 759 in City of Ackerman as.
Analysis:
95. 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.
96. 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.
97. 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.
98. 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.
99. 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.
100. 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.
101. 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.
102. 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.
103. 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.
104. 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.
105. 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.
106. HB 1618
Good Policy
Appropriation; Public Employees' Retirement System.
Analysis: $16,114,043 is appropriated.
107. HB 1619
Neutral
Appropriation; Veterans' Home Purchase Board.
Analysis: $49,294,451.00 is appropriated.
108. HB 1620
Neutral
Appropriation; Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists, Board of Examiners for.
Analysis: $240,886.00 is appropriated.
109. 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.
110. 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.
111. HB 1623
Neutral
Appropriation; Auctioneers Commission.
Analysis: $117,418.00 is appropriated.
112. 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.
113. 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.
114. 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.
115. 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.
116. 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.
117. 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.
118. 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.
119. 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.
120. 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.
121. 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;
122. 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.
123. HB 1635
Neutral
Appropriation; Attorney General.
Analysis:
124. HB 1636
Neutral
Appropriation; District attorneys and staff.
Analysis:
125. HB 1637
Neutral
Appropriation; State Public Defender, Office of.
Analysis:
126. HB 1638
Neutral
Appropriation; Capital Post-Conviction Counsel, Office of.
Analysis:
127. HB 1639
Neutral
Appropriation; Insurance, Department of.
Analysis:
128. HB 1640
Good Policy
Appropriation; Fire Academy.
Analysis:
129. HB 1641
Neutral
Appropriation; Public Service Commission.
Analysis:
130. HB 1642
Neutral
Appropriation; Public Utilities Staff.
Analysis:
131. HB 1643
Neutral
Appropriation; Education, Department of.
Analysis:
132. HB 1644
Neutral
Appropriation; Library Commission.
Analysis:
133. HB 1645
Neutral
Appropriation; Educational Television, Authority for.
Analysis:
134. HB 1646
Neutral
Appropriation; Archives and History, Department of.
Analysis:
135. HB 1647
Neutral
Appropriation; Arts Commission.
Analysis:
136. HB 1648
Neutral
Appropriation; Transportation, Department of.
Analysis:
137. HB 1649
Neutral
Appropriation; Health, Department of.
Analysis:
138. HB 1650
Neutral
Appropriation; Medicaid, Division of.
Analysis:
139. HB 1651
Neutral
Appropriation; Rehabilitation Services, Department of.
Analysis:
140. HB 1652
Neutral
Appropriation; Human Services, Department of.
Analysis:
141. HB 1653
Neutral
Appropriation; Forestry Commission.
Analysis:
142. HB 1654
Neutral
Appropriation; Soil and Water Conservation Commission.
Analysis:
143. HB 1655
Neutral
Appropriation; Foresters, Board of Registration for.
Analysis:
144. HB 1656
Neutral
Appropriation; Marine Resources, Department of.
Analysis:
145. HB 1657
Neutral
Appropriation; Environmental Quality, Department of.
Analysis:
146. HB 1658
Neutral
Appropriation; Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission.
Analysis:
147. HB 1659
Neutral
Appropriation; Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Department of.
Analysis:
148. HB 1660
Neutral
Appropriation; Oil and Gas Board.
Analysis:
149. HB 1661
Neutral
Appropriation; Pat Harrison Waterway District.
Analysis:
150. HB 1662
Neutral
Appropriation; Yellow Creek State Inland Port Authority.
Analysis:
151. HB 1663
Neutral
Appropriation; Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District.
Analysis:
152. HB 1664
Neutral
Appropriation; Pearl River Valley Water Supply District.
Analysis:
153. HB 1665
Neutral
Appropriation; Port Authority, State.
Analysis:
154. HB 1666
Neutral
Appropriation; reappropiation, DFA - Bureau of Building; FY20.
Analysis:
155. HB 1667
Neutral
Appropriation; additional for various state agencies for Fiscal Year 2019.
Analysis:
156. HB 1668
Neutral
Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions regarding exemptions for new enterprises.
Analysis: This bill seeks to change how local authorities can exempt new businesses from ad valorem taxes and ratifies fees-in-lieu of taxes that had been granted prior to this bill being enacted. This is a tacit admission that the state drives people away by collecting high taxes.
157. HB 1676
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Kathy Whitten Huling of Itawamba County.
Analysis:
158. HB 1677
Bad Policy
Hinds County; authorize contributions to Scott Ford Houses and Jackson Zoological Park.
Analysis: The Board of Supervisors of Hinds County is authorized to use $50,000 of County taxes to give to the City of Jackson to fund the Jackson Zoo. The city should reduce taxes and regulations to attract business.
159. HB 1678
Bad Policy
Hinds County; authorize contribution to Morning Star School, a Mississippi Historic Landmark.
Analysis: The Board of Supervisors of Hinds County is authorized to use $50,000 of Hinds County taxes to fund a historic landmark that commemorates African American public education struggles. Hinds County should focus on improving and funding current public schools and students.
160. HB 1683
Bad Policy
City of Bay St. Louis; authorize levying of tax on bars and 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.
161. HB 1691
Neutral
City of Union; authorize expansion of water services provided by.
Analysis: This bill authorizes the City of Union to expand their water services outside of the city but that they may not charge twice the rate that is charged inside the city regardless of the cost.
162. HB 1693
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Shannon B. Oatis of Harrison County.
Analysis:
163. HB 1699
Neutral
Income tax; provide for method of apportioning income of certain medical laboratory service businesses.
Analysis: This bill seeks to change tax law. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on healthcare "27-7-24.9. (1) For purposes of the income tax imposed by this chapter, a major medical laboratory service business whose business activity is taxable both within and without this state shall apportion its business income (income which is includable in the apportionable tax base) to this state by multiplying such income by an apportionment percentage determined in accordance with this section."
164. HB 1706
Bad Policy
City of Jackson; extend repeal date on convention and visitors bureau and reconstitute membership of bureau.
Analysis: This bill extends a repealer from 2019 to 2022. A tax funded economy only works until you run out of other peoples money.
165. HB 1714
Neutral
City of Hattiesburg; increase maximum amount of additional annual payments to fire/police retirees.
Analysis: This bill will require additional taxes to pay for fire/police retirees, who perform a necessary governmental function.
166. HB 1715
Neutral
City of Canton; authorize to enter into long-term agreements with Madison county Economic Development Authority concerning industrial park.
Analysis:
167. HB 1718
Good Policy
City of Waveland; authorize leasing of Waveland Business Center that binds successor governing authorities.
Analysis: The governing authorities of the City of Waveland, Mississippi, are authorized, in their discretion, to offer the public a 12 year lease of the Waveland Business Center. This should increase tax revenue without increasing taxes on residents.
168. HB 1720
Neutral
Warren County; authorize contributions to various organizations.
Analysis: This bill allows taxes to be spent on services for those left dependent on taxes and regulations. (1) Central Mississippi Prevention Services, Inc: $ (1)125 (2) Triumph Ministries, Inc: $ 11,250 (3) Vicksburg Family Development Service, Inc: $ 4,500 (4) Warren, Washington, Issaquena, Sharkey Community Action Agency, Inc: $ 6,750 (5) Women's Restoration Shelter of Mountain Faith Ministries: $ 4,500 (6) We Care Communities, Inc: $ 5,625 While well-intentioned, reducing taxes and regulations would allow for greater personal independence by allowing people to spend more of their money on charity and business development.
169. HB 1721
Neutral
City of Vicksburg; authorize to enter into lease agreements for water park improvements and to acquire such improved property through rental contracts.
Analysis: The governing authorities of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, is authorized and empowered, in their discretion, to enter into lease agreements with any corporation, partnership, limited partnership, joint venture or individual under which the city may agree to lease a facility for use by the lessor for the purpose of waterfront area park improvements and related amenities for a primary term not to exceed 20 years.
170. HB 1722
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Jimmie Joseph Webb, Jr., of Harrison County.
Analysis:
171. HB 1724
Good Policy
City of Gautier; authorize sale or 75-year lease of Singing River Mall for less than fair market value to attract retail.
Analysis: The Singing River Mall has been closed for many years. Selling or leasing the mall for less money is better than maintaining it for a loss.
172. HB 1725
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Miko Butler of Pike County.
Analysis:
173. HB 1727
Neutral
Marshall County; certain road contacts within Chickasaw Trails Industrial Park may extend beyond of term of board of supervisors.
Analysis: Notwithstanding the provision of Section 67-1-95 that prohibits contracts for the working, construction, reconstruction and maintenance of the public roads of a county from extending beyond 30 days from the termination and end of the term of office of the members of the board of supervisors awarding it, the Board of Supervisors of Marshall County, Mississippi, may enter into all necessary contracts for the construction, reconstruction and maintenance of public roads and bridges within the Chickasaw Trails Industrial Park that are related to an economic development project within the industrial park.
174. HB 1728
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Christopher Mathis of Tippah County.
Analysis:
175. HB 1729
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Billy Gene Barnes of Tippah County.
Analysis:
176. HB 1730
Neutral
Lauderdale County; authorize to fund Chaplaincy Program of the detention facility from revenue of inmate phone service.
Analysis: The Board of Supervisors of Lauderdale County, Mississippi, may, in its discretion, expend 50%, which shall not exceed $25,000.00, of the Lauderdale County Detention Facility and the Hilltop Honor Farm Work Center (LCDF) nontax inmate telephone service revenue directly from the LCDF inmate telephone service provider to the Good News Jail and Prison Ministry to fund the LCDF Chaplain and for the administration and further development of the LCDF Chaplaincy Program.
177. HB 1732
Neutral
Town of Seminary; authorize use of golf carts on certain public roads and streets within the town.
Analysis: The governing authorities of the Town of Seminary, Mississippi, may, in their discretion, authorize the operation of golf carts only on public roads and streets that are within residential neighborhoods and other areas designated by ordinance within the town limits of the Town of Seminary, Mississippi.
178. HB 1738
Bad Policy
Tallahatchie County; authorize contribution to City of Charleston for certain maintenance and improvements to city's armory building and grounds.
Analysis: This bill would allow taxpayers outside of Charleston to fund an armory inside the city for maintenance and internet services with the goal of education, job training, medical service training or other civic or economic development purposes. Lowering taxes and regulations would achieve the same goal.
179. HB 1740
Neutral
City of Moss Point; authorize use of golf carts and/or low-speed vehicles on certain public roads and streets.
Analysis: The governing authorities of the City of Moss Point, Mississippi, may, in their discretion, authorize the operation of golf carts and/or low-speed vehicles only on public roads and streets as designated by ordinance, within the city limits of the City of Moss Point, Mississippi. Such authorization must be embodied in an ordinance and recorded on the minutes of the board of aldermen.
180. HB 1742
Bad Policy
City of Waynesboro; authorize governing authorities to impose a tax on hotels, motels, bed-and-breakfasts, bars and restaurants.
Analysis: This bill seeks raise the cost of touring Waynesboro, Mississippi by taxing the services that tourists use. The purpose is to attract tourists.
181. HB 1746
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Donna Kaye Taylor of Panola County.
Analysis:
182. HB 1747
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Phillip L. Sterling of Lincoln County.
Analysis:
183. HB 1748
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Stanley Love of Tunica County.
Analysis:
184. HB 1749
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Dorothy Jones of Amite County.
Analysis:
185. HB 1752
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Patrick J. Fick.
Analysis:
186. HC 1
Not Rated
Joint Session; call to hear the State of the State address of Governor Phil Bryant.
Analysis:
187. HC 4
Not Rated
Kaylee Foster; commend for her many accomplishments.
Analysis:
188. HC 7
Not Rated
Simpson Academy Lady Cougars Fast-pitch Softball Team; commend upon winning back-to-back MAIS AAAA Division II State Championships.
Analysis:
189. HC 8
Not Rated
Reverend Dr. Hickman Johnson; commend upon occasion of 50th anniversary as pastor of Farish Street Baptist Church.
Analysis:
190. HC 9
Not Rated
Mary Childs; commend upon becoming 130th Chairman and first female chairman of the Mississippi Bankers Association.
Analysis:
191. HC 13
Not Rated
Dr. David Marion; commend for being named Grand Basileus of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Analysis:
192. HC 14
Not Rated
Donate Life Month; designate April 2019 as.
Analysis:
193. HC 16
Not Rated
Calvin Huey; commend the many accomplishments of.
Analysis:
194. HC 18
Not Rated
Bobby Mooney; commend distinguished public service of.
Analysis:
195. HC 19
Not Rated
Neshoba Central High School Slow-pitch Softball Team; commend for wining 2018 MHSAA Division III State Championship.
Analysis:
196. HC 25
Not Rated
Dr. Hilliard L. Lackey III; commend for service as mentor to Jackson State University students.
Analysis:
197. HC 26
Not Rated
Christian Allen; commend for being named MHSAA Class 4A Mr. Football 2018.
Analysis:
198. HC 28
Not Rated
Florence Middle School Cheerleaders; commend upon winning state championship.
Analysis:
199. HC 32
Not Rated
Water Valley High School Blue Devils Football Team; commend upon winning MHSAA 3A State Championship.
Analysis:
200. HC 36
Good Policy
Aaron E. Henry Health Services Center, Inc.; commend upon its 40th anniversary.
Analysis:
201. HC 37
Good Policy
Lonny Schraeder; commend upon retiring as head coach of the Sacred Heart Catholic School Football Team.
Analysis:
202. HC 39
Good Policy
Republic of China (Taiwan) and Mississippi; encourage further economic ties and friendship between.
Analysis:
203. HC 41
Good Policy
Sunflower County First Responders; commend service of in observation of twentieth anniversary.
Analysis:
204. HC 42
Good Policy
Corporal Kenneth Joshlin 'Josh' Smith; commend life and service of upon his passing.
Analysis:
205. HC 45
Good Policy
Delta Blues Museum; commend on 40th anniversary.
Analysis:
206. HC 49
'Family Medicine Appreciation Day'; recognize February 1, 2019, as.
Analysis:
207. HC 50
Good Policy
Scott Central High School Football Team; commend upon winning MHSAA Class 2A State Football State Championship.
Analysis:
208. HC 52
Good Policy
2019 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Day at the Capitol; observe on February 7, 2019.
Analysis:
209. HC 53
Good Policy
'Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month'; designate April 2019 as.
Analysis:
210. HC 54
Good Policy
Dr. Earlexia M. Norwood; commend upon being named president of Jackson State University National Alumni Association.
Analysis:
211. HC 55
Ole Miss Baseball Team; commend on winning 2018 SEC Tournament Championship and a great season.
Analysis:
212. HC 56
St. Aloysius High School Lady Flashes Soccer Team; commend for winning MAIS Division III Championship.
Analysis:
213. HC 58
UMMC Cancer Institute; urging to coordinate the Mississippi Colorectal Cancer Roundtable.
Analysis:
214. HC 59
Bovina Elementary School; commend on successful student performance on the kindergarten and pre-kindergarten readiness assessments.
Analysis:
215. HC 60
Brandon High School Cheerleaders; commend upon winning MHSAA and NCA championships.
Analysis:
216. HC 61
Donald Vaughn; commend life and legacy as a cosmetologist upon his passing.
Analysis:
217. HC 62
Brandon High School Cheerleaders; commend upon winning MHSAA and NCA championship.
Analysis:
218. HC 63
Ms. Sheena Allen; commend for being honored as a member of 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30.
Analysis:
219. HC 67
Alcorn State University Football Team; commend for winning the 2018 Southwestern Athletic Conference East Division football championship.
Analysis:
220. HC 68
Joe Bonelli; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
221. HC 69
Dr. Fitten Lamar McMillin, Jr.; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
222. HC 70
Major Captain Brady Tonth, Jr.; commend service and career and history of firsts as an African-American pilot in observance of African-American History Month.
Analysis:
223. HC 71
Ocean Springs High School Lady Greyhounds Soccer Team; commend upon winning MHSAA 6A State Championship.
Analysis:
224. HC 72
MS Dept of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks; commend for receiving top honors at the National LawFit Challenge.
Analysis:
225. HC 74
Representative Ray Rogers; commend upon 55th anniversary and retirement as the Public Address Announcer for the Pearl High School Football Team.
Analysis:
226. HC 75
Alcorn State University Football Team; commend for winning the 2018 Southwestern Athletic Conference East Division Football Championship.
Analysis:
227. HC 76
Ben Richard Burney; commend life upon passing.
Analysis:
228. HC 77
Brandon High School Volleyball Team; commend for winning MHSAA Class III State Championship.
Analysis:
229. HC 78
Renee Brett; commend 40 years of service with the Mississippi Department of Mental Health.
Analysis:
230. HC 79
Coach Lafayette Stribling; congratulate upon being inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
Analysis:
231. HC 80
Mississippi Links Day at the Capitol 2019; commemorate observance of.
Analysis:
232. HC 82
Honorable Judge Sadie Monts Holland; commend service of and congratulate upon the occasion of her retirement from public service.
Analysis:
233. HC 83
Zella Delizabeth McNair Weathersby; commend her life upon her passing.
Analysis:
234. HC 84
Ms. Lucy Allen; commend for service to Mississippi Department of Archives and History upon her retirement.
Analysis:
235. HC 85
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Month; declare the month of October 2019 as.
Analysis:
236. HC 86
Velma Jackson High School 'Falcons' Boys Basketball Team; commend and congratulate upon winning 2019 MHSAA Class 3A State Championship.
Analysis:
237. HC 87
Phi Theta Kappa All-Mississippi Academic Team; commend on occasion of 'Mississippi Phi Theta Kappa Day.'
Analysis:
238. HC 88
Jackie Ray Slater; commend upon being a Jackson State University alumnus enshrined in the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Analysis:
239. HC 89
Lemuel Joseph 'Lem' Barney; commend upon being a Jackson State university alumnus enshrined in the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Analysis:
240. HC 90
Walter Payton; commend upon being a Jackson State University alumnus enshrined in the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Analysis:
241. HC 91
Gary T. Hargrove; commend his service as Harrison County Coroner upon the occasion of his retirement.
Analysis:
242. HC 92
Dr. Belle S. Wheelan; commend accomplishments of.
Analysis:
243. HC 93
Representative Nolan 'Ray' R. Rogers; commend distinguished legislative career and public service of upon the occasion of his retirement.
Analysis:
244. HC 94
Representative Nolan Mettetal; commend distinguished legislative career and public service of upon the occasion of his retirement.
Analysis:
245. HC 95
Dr. Beverly W. Hogan; commend for 17 years of service as president and congratulate upon her retirement.
Analysis:
246. HC 96
Neutral
Chief Lee Vance; commend dedicated and meritorious career upon his retirement.
Analysis:
247. HC 97
Neutral
Mrs. Essie Mae Buckner; commend the life and legacy upon the passing of.
Analysis:
248. HC 98
Neutral
Dr. Beverly Wade Hogan; commend service upon her retirement as President of Tougaloo College.
Analysis:
249. HC 99
Neutral
Senator Thomas A. 'Tommy' Gollott; commend distinguished legislative career and public service upon the occasion of his retirement.
Analysis:
250. HR 1
Not Rated
Mr. O.D. Jackson; recognize and commend distinguished military and community service of.
Analysis:
251. HR 2
Not Rated
Patrolman James Kevin White; commend life and legacy of service of upon his passing.
Analysis:
252. HR 3
Not Rated
Corporal Walter Zachery 'Zach' Moak; commend life and legacy of service upon his passing.
Analysis:
253. HR 6
Not Rated
Lineman Appreciation Month; designate April 2019 as.
Analysis:
254. HR 10
Not Rated
Mississippi trade relations with India; honor such and welcome Consul General Kulkarni.
Analysis:
255. HR 12
Not Rated
Mrs. Joyce Woodruff Proctor; commend life and express sympathy upon passing.
Analysis:
256. HR 14
Not Rated
Pastor Birbon 'B.B.' Brooks; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
257. HR 15
Not Rated
Angela McKinnon; commend for being awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Analysis:
258. HR 17
Not Rated
Mr. Willie James 'Daddy Willie' Smith; commend on the occasion of his 100th birthday.
Analysis:
259. HR 18
Good Policy
Amelia Grace Morehead; commend academic accomplishments of.
Analysis:
260. HR 19
Not Rated
Ida Amelia Franke Ladnier Shaw;commend and congratulate upon the occasion of her 100th birthday.
Analysis:
261. HR 21
Good Policy
Mrs. Evelyn Clauson Spencer Chism; commend on the occasion of her 90th birthday.
Analysis:
262. HR 22
Good Policy
Alberta Marion Howard Alexander; commend life upon her passing.
Analysis:
263. HR 23
Good Policy
Mrs. Alpha Rebecca Lockett George; commend life and legacy upon her passing.
Analysis:
264. HR 24
Good Policy
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; recognized and commend on Delta Days at the State Capitol.
Analysis:
265. HR 25
Not Rated
We2gether Creating Change and founder Gloria Dickerson; commend many accomplishments of.
Analysis:
266. HR 26
Good Policy
Horn Lake High School Football Team; commend for winning the 2018 MHSAA 6A State Football Championship.
Analysis:
267. HR 27
Good Policy
Tishomingo High School Cheerleading Team; commend upon winning MHSAA State Championship in 4A-6A varsity nontumbling.
Analysis:
268. HR 28
Good Policy
Eupora High School Cheerleaders; commend upon winning MHSAA Game Day Division Championship.
Analysis:
269. HR 29
Good Policy
'Wear Red Day'; observe February 1, 2019, as.
Analysis:
270. HR 30
Good Policy
Frances A. Karnes Center; commend on occasion of its 40th anniversary of providing services to gifted students.
Analysis:
271. HR 31
Good Policy
Dennis J. Erby; commend for his service as a United States Marshal for the Northern District of MS.
Analysis:
272. HR 32
Good Policy
2019 'Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Day at the Capitol'; observe on February 7, 2019.
Analysis:
273. HR 33
Good Policy
'The Year to Embrace the Gulf'; recognize 2020 as and encourage observance of.
Analysis:
274. HR 34
Not Rated
Diane Tyner Ashley; commend upon her retirement as assistant clerk for the Mississippi House of Representatives.
Analysis:
275. HR 35
Not Rated
Betty Buntin; commend for service as president of the Tallahatchie County Unit of Rally for a Cure.
Analysis:
276. HR 36
Not Rated
Drew United for Progress; commend for outstanding community service.
Analysis:
277. HR 37
Resolution
Ray Gildea; commend upon being selected the 2018 State Games AT&T Overall Male Athlete of the Year.
Analysis:
278. HR 38
Resolution
Megan Heggie; commend for being selected as the 2018 State Games of Mississippi AT&T Overall Youth Athlete of the Year.
Analysis:
279. HR 39
Resolution
Kylie Joiner; commend for being named the 2018 State Games of Mississippi 'Female Athlete of the Year.'
Analysis:
280. HR 40
Not Rated
Victoria Vivians; commend athletic accomplished upon being drafted by the Indiana Fever in the 2018 WNBA Draft.
Analysis:
281. HR 41
Not Rated
Ben Richard Burney; commend life upon passing.
Analysis:
282. HR 42
Not Rated
Parklane Academy Softball Team; commend for winning the 2018 MAIS AAAA Overall Softball State Championship.
Analysis:
283. HR 43
Resolution
Mrs. Nancy Powell Hayes; commend life upon her passing.
Analysis:
284. HR 44
Not Rated
William Garbo; commend life and legacy and express deepest sympathy upon his passing.
Analysis:
285. HR 45
Resolution
Lt. Colonel Allen B. West; commend for outstanding service in the U.S. Army and the United States Congress.
Analysis:
286. HR 46
Resolution
Mrs. Bernice Lighter Lee; commend motherhood and service of in acknowledgement as a living legend for African-American History Month.
Analysis:
287. HR 47
Resolution
Dale Allen Blair; commend and congratulate upon being named 2018 Mississippi Truck Driver of the Year.
Analysis:
288. HR 48
Resolution
Jonathan R. 'Reggie' Bell; commend outstanding service to the MS State Fire Academy upon his retirement.
Analysis:
289. HR 49
Resolution
Richland High School Rangers Soccer Team; congratulate on winning 2018-2019 MHSAA Class 4A State Championship.
Analysis:
290. HR 50
Resolution
Joe Caldwell; commend upon his retirement as Alcorn County Circuit Clerk.
Analysis:
291. HR 51
Resolution
Joseph Lane Steele; commend his 35 years of service to the Magee Fire Department.
Analysis:
292. HR 52
Resolution
Bishop Jonathan Tate Sr.; commend and congratulate upon his 56th pastoral anniversary.
Analysis:
293. HR 53
Resolution
Kenneth Brawner; commend upon retirement as Alcorn County Tax Assessor.
Analysis:
294. HR 54
Resolution
Dan Arata; commend upon representing the State of Mississippi at the 2018 Special Olympics National Games.
Analysis:
295. HR 55
Resolution
Daniel Arata; commend for representing the State of Mississippi at the 2018 Special Olympics National Games.
Analysis:
296. HR 56
Resolution
Jesse Wims; commend upon winning 4 gold medals in weightlifting at the 2018 Special Olympics National Games.
Analysis:
297. HR 57
Not Rated
Sheena Allen; commend for being honored as a member of 2019 Forbes 30 under 30.
Analysis:
298. HR 58
Not Rated
Dr. James A. Anderson; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
299. HR 59
Resolution
Gun Dog Supply; commend for being named 2018 NMIDA Industry of the Year.
Analysis:
300. HR 60
Resolution
East Webster High School Marching Wolverines; commend upon winning their first state championship.
Analysis:
301. HR 61
Resolution
Gulfport High School Boys Soccer Team; commend upon winning back-to-back MHSAA 6A Championships.
Analysis:
302. HR 62
Not Rated
Dr. Ethel Minett Lassiter; commend life and legacy upon her passing.
Analysis:
303. HR 63
Resolution
Alcorn State University Football Team; commend for winning the 2018 SWAC East Division Football Championship.
Analysis:
304. HR 64
Resolution
Mr. Hazard Campbell; mourn loss and commend life upon his passing.
Analysis:
305. HR 65
Resolution
Republic of China (Taiwan) and Mississippi; encourage further economic ties and friendship between.
Analysis:
306. HR 66
Resolution
American Legion Joe Graham Post and Unit 119; commend upon the occasion of their centennial anniversary.
Analysis:
307. HR 67
Resolution
West Point High School football team; commend for winning MHSAA 5A State Championship.
Analysis:
308. HR 68
Resolution
Sacred Heart Catholic School Girls Soccer Team; commend for winning the 2019 MHSAA 1A/2A/3A State Championship.
Analysis:
309. HR 69
Resolution
Sacred Heart Catholic School Boys Soccer Team; commend for winning the 2019 MHSAA 1A/2A/3A State Championship.
Analysis:
310. HR 70
Resolution
Dr. Anthony Owens; congratulate upon earning Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership.
Analysis:
311. HR 71
Resolution
U.S. Marine Corps Corporal David Potts, Sr.; commend life and distinguished legacy of service as one of the first African-American Marines.
Analysis:
312. HR 72
Resolution
Carolyn Conger; commend her remarkable service to Covington County through numerous organizations, especially as extension agent.
Analysis:
313. HR 73
Resolution
Charles Jerome Brown; commend career and community service.
Analysis:
314. HR 74
Resolution
Dr. George R. Duckworth; commend stellar community service and leadership of.
Analysis:
315. HR 75
Resolution
Mrs. Glenneth Lucille Oliver Berry; commend stellar community service and leadership of.
Analysis:
316. HR 76
Not Rated
Pastor David Freeman; commend service at First Christian Church.
Analysis:
317. HR 77
Not Rated
Young Master Cam'Ron Tyrese Dowell; mourn loss and commemorate life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
318. HR 78
Resolution
American Legion Perry A. Johns Post #6 in Corinth; commend upon occasion of its centennial anniversary.
Analysis:
319. HR 79
Resolution
Kamryn Norwood; commend for outstanding service to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company.
Analysis:
320. HR 80
Resolution
Major Latasha McCullar; commend for establishing the Josten J. Day Foundation.
Analysis:
321. HR 81
Resolution
Mississippi State University 'Lady Bulldogs' Women's Basketball Team; commend and congratulate on winning first SEC Tournament Championship.
Analysis:
322. HR 82
Resolution
Ira S. Polk, Jr.; mourn the loss and commemorate the life and legacy of upon his passing.
Analysis:
323. HR 83
Resolution
William Carey University Women's Soccer Team; commend for winning NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship.
Analysis:
324. HR 84
Resolution
Keith Montgomery; commend his career upon the occasion of his retirement from the State Fire Marshal's office.
Analysis:
325. HR 85
Resolution
Patsy Ezell Mills; commend life and legacy upon her passing.
Analysis:
326. HR 86
Resolution
Madison Central High School students; commend and congratulate upon winning C-SPAN's National StudentCam competition.
Analysis:
327. HR 87
Resolution
Simpson Academy Boys Basketball Team; commend upon winning the 2019 MAIS Class AAAA Division II State Basketball Championship.
Analysis:
328. HR 88
Resolution
Mississippi Links Day at the Capitol 2019; commemorate observance of.
Analysis:
329. HR 89
Resolution
Tishomingo High School Cheerleading Team; commend upon winning the MHCAA State Championship and placing at the national competition.
Analysis:
330. HR 90
Resolution
Dr. Belle S. Wheelan; commend accomplishments of.
Analysis:
331. HR 91
Resolution
Moss Point High School Lady Tigers Basketball Team; commend upon completion of an outstanding season.
Analysis:
332. HR 92
Resolution
Floyd Douglas 'Dug' Davis; commend service and leadership provided to the Lawrence County summer baseball program.
Analysis:
333. HR 93
Resolution
Honorable Felix Edwin 'Ed' Perry; mourn the loss and commend the life, legacy and service of upon his passing.
Analysis:
334. HR 94
Resolution
Gladys Earl Lodree; commend life upon her passing.
Analysis:
335. HR 95
Resolution
Kossuth High School Girls Basketball Team; commend for winning MHSAA Class 3A State Championship.
Analysis:
336. HR 96
Resolution
Tishomingo Chapel Baptist Church; commend and congratulate upon the occasion of its Centennial Anniversary.
Analysis:
337. HR 97
Resolution
Larry B. Mitchell; commend upon retirement as Superintendent of Education for the Alcorn School District.
Analysis:
338. HR 98
Resolution
Jo Ann Hughes; commend upon her retirement as an administrative committee assistant for the Mississippi House of Representatives.
Analysis:
339. HR 99
Resolution
Pine Grove High School Lady Panthers Basketball Team; commend upon winning 2019 MHSAA Class 1A State Basketball Championship.
Analysis:
340. HR 100
Resolution
Louisville High School Football Team; commend upon winning MHSAA Class 4A State Football Championship.
Analysis:
341. HR 101
Resolution
Mr. Mike Dale; honor as agriculture teacher and farm manager and congratulate upon retirement after 36 years of service at Forrest County Agriculture High School.
Analysis:
342. HR 102
Resolution
Bill Ferris; commend for winning two Grammy Awards.
Analysis:
343. HR 103
Resolution
Pearl High School Lady Pirates Basketball Team; commend upon winning MHSAA Class 6A State Basketball Championship.
Analysis:
344. HR 104
Resolution
Billy Joe Boutwell; commend distinguished public service as Supervisor of District 2 of Lawrence County, MS, upon his retirement.
Analysis:
345. HR 105
Resolution
Louisville High School Lady Wildcats Basketball Team; commend upon winning MHSAA Class 4A State Basketball Championship.
Analysis:
346. HR 106
Resolution
12U Louisville All-Stars Dizzy Dean Softball Team; commend for winning both 2018 World Series and 2018 State Championship.
Analysis:
347. HR 107
Resolution
Coach M.C. Miller; commend upon induction into the MS Association of Coaches Hall of Fame.
Analysis:
348. HR 108
Resolution
Catherine Freeman Kent; mourn loss and commend life and legacy of upon her passing.
Analysis:
349. HR 109
Resolution
Dr. Jim Futral; commend and congratulate upon retirement as Executive Director-Treasurer of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board.
Analysis:
350. HR 110
Resolution
Raymond High School Boys Basketball Team; commend for winning 3-peat MHSAA Class 4A State Championship.
Analysis:
351. HR 111
Resolution
Mary Alice Gatewood Moman; commend life upon her passing.
Analysis:
352. HR 112
Resolution
Legends of the automobile industry; commend successes of.
Analysis:
353. HR 113
Resolution
Heritage Academy Boys Basketball Team; commend for winning 2019 MAIS Class 3A State Basketball Championship and Overall Tournament Championship.
Analysis:
354. HR 114
Resolution
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; commend upon occasion of 2019 Southern Regional Conference in Jackson, MS.
Analysis:
355. HR 115
Resolution
Retired Lieutenant Colonel Lucius Wright; commend upon being inducted into the Jackson State University Army ROTC Hall of Fame.
Analysis:
356. HR 116
Resolution
Lieutenant Colonel Carl Holden; recognize and commend upon induction into the Jackson State Army ROTC Hall of Fame.
Analysis:
357. HR 117
Resolution
Retired Major General Augustus Leon Collins; commend upon induction into Jackson State University Hall of Fame.
Analysis:
358. HR 118
Resolution
Madelyn Sloan Berry; commend upon being named the U. W. winner of the Royal Commonwealth Essay Competition.
Analysis:
359. HR 119
Resolution
Frank Bluntson; commend life and career of dedication and service.
Analysis:
360. HR 120
Not Rated
Charles Edward Graham; mourn loss and commend life upon his passing.
Analysis:
361. HR 121
Resolution
Kim Rodgers; commend for his invaluable service to the Mississippi Independent Pharmacies Association.
Analysis:
362. HR 122
Resolution
Dr. Beverly Wade Hogan; commend service upon her retirement as President of Tougaloo College.
Analysis:
363. HR 123
Resolution
St. Aloysius High School Boys Soccer Team; commend upon winning first MAIS Class AAA State Soccer Championships.
Analysis:
364. HR 124
Resolution
Senator Thomas A. 'Tommy' Gollott; commend distinguished legislative career and public service upon the occasion of his retirement.
Analysis:
365. HR 125
Resolution
Coach James Crain; commend for outstanding basketball coaching career.
Analysis:
366. HR 126
Resolution
Simpson Academy Girls Basketball Team; commend upon winning 2019 MAIS Class AAAA Division II State Championship.
Analysis:
367. HR 127
Resolution
Dr. Eddie A. Holloway; commend upon his retirement as Dean of Students for the University of Southern Mississippi.
Analysis:
368. HR 128
Resolution
Coach Cameron Achord; commend for being named assistant coordinator for special teams for the New England Patriots.
Analysis:
369. HR 129
Resolution
Presbyterian Christian School Boys Cross Country Team; commend for winning 2018 MAIS AAAA State Championship.
Analysis:
370. HR 130
Resolution
Donna Dill; commend upon her retirement as Tishomingo County Circuit Clerk.
Analysis:
371. HR 131
Resolution
Silver Bullet club; commend for its many impressive community contributions in the Tallahatchie County community.
Analysis:
372. HR 132
Resolution
Presbyterian Christian High School Boys Track Team; commend for winning 2018 MAIS Class 4A State Championship.
Analysis:
373. HR 133
Resolution
Honorable Adrienne Wooten; commend distinguished legislative career and congratulate upon election to the bench.
Analysis:
374. HR 134
Resolution
Representative Willie James Perkins, Sr.; commend distinguished legislative career and congratulate on election as chancellor.
Analysis:
375. HR 135
Resolution
Representative Preston E. Sullivan; commend for outstanding legislative career upon his retirement.
Analysis:
376. HR 136
Neutral
Representative Margaret Rogers; commend distinguished legislative career and public service of upon the occasion of her retirement.
Analysis:
377. JR 202
Neutral
Mississippi State Senate; revise composition of Senate Districts 13 and 22.
Analysis: This bill revises the composition of Senate Districts 22 and 13.
378. SB 2012
Bad Policy
Lien for burn care; delete repeal clause.
Analysis: This bill deletes a repealer. This bill allows for burn care hospitals to put liens against the causes of burns without necessarily affording due process.
379. SB 2030
Neutral
Elections; impose residency requirement to run for certain offices.
Analysis: This bill seeks to add 5 year residency requirements for the Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, district attorneys, and the State Highway Commission. Any candidate for any municipal, county or county district office shall be a resident for 2 years.
380. SB 2043
Bad Policy
Circuit clerks; increase marriage license fee.
Analysis: This bill seeks to raise revenue by increasing the cost that citizens must pay to be permitted to marry.
381. SB 2046
Good Policy
Public Records Act; exempt certain information technology-related information from.
Analysis: This bill exempts sensitive information such as source codes and security policies from the MS Public Records Act of 1983.
382. SB 2049
Good Policy
College tuition; spouses and children of U.S. Armed Forces members may keep in-state residency classification throughout enrollment.
Analysis:
383. SB 2050
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.
384. SB 2053
Good Policy
Institutions of higher learning/community colleges; require the award of educational credits for military training or service.
Analysis:
385. SB 2056
Neutral
Fee-in-lieu of ad valorem taxes; revise investment required by qualified businesses 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. This undermines the conservative principles of limited government and free enterprise. 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.
386. SB 2116
Good Policy
Abortion; prohibit an abortion of an unborn human individual with a detectable heartbeat.
Analysis:
387. SB 2133
Bad Policy
Department of Employment Security; extend repealer on.
Analysis: This bill seeks to increase the dependency on the state for financial well being by extending a repealer. The state should reduce taxes and regulations so that the citizens can be self reliant enough to fund employment or charity.
388. SB 2141
Bad Policy
Terroristic threat; create offense of.
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.
389. SB 2161
Neutral
State Medical Examiner; clarify qualifications for office and for deputies.
Analysis: This bill changes the standards for being the State Medical Examiner.
390. SB 2185
Bad Policy
Town of Carrollton; authorize imposition of tax on 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.
391. SB 2193
Bad Policy
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.
392. SB 2196
Bad Policy
Mississippi Foster Care Fund; provide an additional assessment on drug/alcohol violations for foster care programs.
Analysis: This bill authorizes state to create the Mississippi Foster Care Fund, to be administered by the Attorney General. The fund allows taxes to be invested to accrue interest which puts it at risk of losing the principle investment. The state should use taxes to fund programs and should reduce taxes and regulations so that the private sector can fund these types of programs.
393. SB 2210
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.
394. SB 2229
Good Policy
Sales tax; exempt transfer of motor vehicle between siblings.
Analysis: This bill seeks to exempt the transfer of motor vehicles from sales taxes unless one of the brothers is a licensed motor dealer. Currently, other family members are exempted.
395. SB 2237
Good Policy
Public office; persons convicted of certain crimes are ineligible to qualify as a candidate for or be appointed to.
Analysis: This bill seeks to to disqualify candidates from running for office if they have misappropriated funds.
396. SB 2243
Neutral
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.
397. SB 2268
Neutral
Medicaid; authorize reimbursement for services provided by a licensed freestanding psychiatric hospital.
Analysis: This bill seeks to expand Medicaid coverage to include a licensed freestanding psychiatric hospital in Harrison and Jackson counties, but limited to 134 beds, that had previously been able to accept Medicaid payments. The intent of this bill is to be cost neutral. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on healthcare.
398. SB 2271
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.
399. SB 2272
Bad Policy
Mississippi Development Authority; revise reimbursement procedure to allow across funds and administered programs.
Analysis: This bill allows for tax backed debt to finance tax transfers to special businesses because there is not enough taxes available for all the programs that the state administers. The state should seek to reduce the taxes and regulations stifling business growth, not use future taxes to fund special groups.
400. SB 2274
Neutral
City of Newton; allow low-speed vehicles and golf carts on certain public roads.
Analysis:
401. SB 2275
Neutral
Transportation center and certain historic properties; authorize City of Natchez to transfer to United States.
Analysis:
402. SB 2279
Neutral
Lowndes County; change annual valuation date of Reserve and Trust Fund from December 31 to August 31.
Analysis:
403. SB 2282
Bad Policy
Mississippi Ports Improvements Fund; create.
Analysis: This bill increases the scope of government by creating an investment fund to repair ports and puts it under the authority of the MDA. This could lead to additional taxes to cover the losses in the event of a poor investment.
404. SB 2305
Good Policy
Human trafficking; increase certain penalties.
Analysis: This bill seeks to clarify and change the laws in regards to human trafficking and involuntary servitude. It significantly increases the penalties from 5 to 30 of years of prison to 20 years to life in prison for forced labor or sex trafficking of a minor.
405. SB 2328
Bad Policy
Forensic Mental Health Act of 2019; create.
Analysis: This bill provides for people who have been charged with a felony and have been judged to be mentally incompetent to be civilly committed to a mental hospital. If and when they are released, their alleged victims or a family member are to be notified. Everyone should be equal before the law.
406. SB 2365
Good Policy
Pharmacy Practice Act; define biological/interchangeable product.
Analysis: This bill defines biological product in relation to pharmacies. The purpose is to expand the availability of medicine by allowing products biologically similar to medicines which would already by prescribed.
407. SB 2392
Neutral
State budget; revise definition for identifying and inventorying programs used in the budgeting process.
Analysis: This bill changes several definitions, notably "Research-Based Program" and "Promising Program" now include "Rigorous Controlled Evaluation" in their definitions. RCE means an evaluation for which the program received a ranking of at least three (3) on the Maryland Scientific Methods Scale, which level requires a control group. The law is additionally changed from having the Legislative Budget Office recommending applying this bill to different agencies to having the Peer Committee staff recommending that the Legislative Budget Office require additional agencies to comply with the provisions of subsections (1), (2) and (3). Agencies designated by the Legislative Budget Office shall comply with subsections (1), (2) and (3) of this section.
408. SB 2425
Bad Policy
Sales taxation; divert portion of revenue to certain counties in which certain tax increment finance projects are located.
Analysis: This bill seeks to divert sales tax revenue in Jackson county, which has incurred debt to redevelop an economically declining area. It borrows more money at taxpayer's expense, adding to the state's debt. The state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government.
409. SB 2444
Bad Policy
County tax assessors; increase annual salary supplement upon the completion of certain certifications.
Analysis: This bill increases the taxes paid to a tax collector. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on the economy so tax collectors paychecks can purchase more, not increase the tax burden on the tax payers.
410. SB 2445
Good Policy
Pay and Trade with Confidence and Electronic Device Tampering Act; create.
Analysis: It is unlawful for a person to possess a scanning device or reencoder without the permission of the cardholder of the credit card from which the information is being scanned or reencoded with the intent to defraud the cardholder, the issuer or a merchant.
411. SB 2447
Bad Policy
Career and technical grants to schools for qualified students; provide for.
Analysis: This bill expands the size of government by taking taxes and giving them to students studying for careers that the state deems appropriate. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on education.
412. SB 2449
Neutral
Education of students in juvenile detention facilities; define responsibility of home school district.
Analysis:
413. SB 2451
Bad Policy
Appraisal management companies; extend repealer on statute requiring the registration of.
Analysis: This bill extends a repealer allowing for the state to control the real estate appraisal market. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations
414. SB 2452
Good Policy
Occupational licensing boards; require prompt licensure for certain military spouse applicants.
Analysis: This bill relaxes regulations for military spouses seeking a license to work in the state. While this is a step in the right directions, the state should seek to decrease these regulations on everyone, equally, whenever possible.
415. SB 2470
Bad Policy
Forgery; revise penalty for.
Analysis: This bill removes gold and silver from being protected from forgery in 97-21-13;15;17 by replacing them with the word, "currency." Code Section 97-21-23 already covers any promissory note, bill of exchange, draft, check, certificate of deposit, or other evidence of debt issued by any bank under the laws of the state, the USA, or foreign state. "Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose." -John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace, Chapter VI pg 236, 1919.
416. SB 2491
Good Policy
Drug courts; revise time frame of recertification.
Analysis:
417. SB 2524
Good Policy
Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Residency Program; include psychiatry students.
Analysis: This bill extends the scholarship to includes residents in psychiatry. While the State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on healthcare, to the extent that the state does offer tax funded scholarships, those scholarships should be open to all fields of medicine.
418. SB 2532
Good Policy
Sex offenders; employers must notify parent or guardian of certain minors who come in contact with registered employee.
Analysis: This bill mandates that employers with employees with sex offenses who have direct, private and unsupervised contact with minors under the age of eighteen years must notify the parents.
419. SB 2541
Neutral
Budget process; bring forward various sections relating to.
Analysis: This bill authorizes the transfer and expense of taxes to various agencies.
420. SB 2561
Neutral
Domestic abuse protection orders; revise appellate procedure.
Analysis: This bill amends 93-21-15, the Temporary Domestic Abuse Protection Order (TDAPO) appeal process, by creating code section 93-21-15.1. This bill also makes TDAPO effective in the other 49 United States, territories, and tribal lands. 93-21-13 is amended to clarify that those seeking emergency relief shall not have their case delayed by being directed to another court and that the de novo appeal process is revised. However, Emergency Domestic Abuse Protection Orders (EDAPO) are only valid for 10 days or until a hearing may be held, and may be extended for no more than 20 day. Further, EDAPO are said to be made effective in the other 49 United States, territories, and tribal lands. (Note: The issue of whether other states would have to recognize and enforce such orders, under the Full Faith and Credit Clause of Article IV, Section 1 of the United States Constitution, would be up to the courts to decide. Protection orders issued in one state are generally recognized by other states). Additionally, Procedures for an appeal of the issuance or denial of a final domestic abuse protection order are set forth in Section 93-21-15.1.
421. SB 2570
Neutral
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; revise persons eligible to be issued the Gold Star license tag.
Analysis: This bill increases the number of special license plates by allowing a special license plate for those who were killed while serving in the armed forces.
422. SB 2576
Good Policy
Fraudulent reports; Child Protection Services may divulge information under certain circumstances.
Analysis: This bill clarifies when CPS may reveal the identity of someone who made a false allegation of abuse or neglect.
423. SB 2577
Good Policy
Motor Vehicle Tax and License Synchronization Study Committee; create.
Analysis:
424. SB 2598
Bad Policy
Qualified equity investment tax credits; extend authority of Mississippi Development Authority to allocate.
Analysis: This bill extends a repealer granting people who invest in government economic projects to have a tax credit. This distorts investment from the free market to where the government decides the economy should grow. The government should cut taxes and regulations to encourage growth.
425. SB 2602
Bad Policy
Mississippi Home Corporation; continue authority to issue a certain amount of bonds.
Analysis: This bill extends a repealer to allow the Mississippi Home Corporation to issue bonds to finance home buying and renting. This results in moral hazard by creating an incentive for consumers purchase or rent what would otherwise be unaffordable by both increasing housing prices and available tax grants and loans.
426. SB 2603
Bad Policy
Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive Act; payroll and fringes may be included in base investment for certain motion picture companies.
Analysis:
427. SB 2604
Bad Policy
Variable rate refunding bonds; delete requirement that issuance must result in 2% saving over the bonds being refunded.
Analysis: This bill seeks to eliminate the savings necessary to justify a variable rate refunding bond used to pay off old bond debts. The state should seek to reduce spending.
428. SB 2625
Neutral
Mississippi School of the Arts; provide for administration and clarify employee hiring procedures.
Analysis: This bill changes the regulatory structure of the Mississippi School of the Arts. Employees are no longer classified as State Service under the authority of the State Personnel Board. They become employees of the Mississippi School of the Arts. The bill clarifies that there shall be no interruption of service with the Public Employees' Retirement System and the State and School Employees' Health Insurance Plan.
429. SB 2679
Good Policy
Mississippi Code of Military Justice; increase certain fines provided for commanding officer's nonjudicial punishment.
Analysis:
430. SB 2680
Good Policy
Summary courts-martial; decision to grant a trial is reserved to the special or general court-martial convening authority.
Analysis: This bill conforms to the UCMJ updated on Jan 1, 2019.
431. SB 2681
Good Policy
Jackson State University; authorize to sell certain tax-forfeited parcels.
Analysis:
432. SB 2687
Bad Policy
MS Gulf Coast Region Utility Board; extend repealer on.
Analysis: This undermines the conservative principles of limited government and free enterprise by extending a repealer on a regulatory board for water utilities. The state should reduce regulations to encourage business and infrastructure development.
433. SB 2697
Bad Policy
Real estate appraisers; revise provisions regarding licensure requirements and national registry fee.
Analysis: This bill adds additional regulations for occupational licensing boards. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, taxation, and regulations
434. SB 2704
Good Policy
Contraband cell phones; authorize circuit court to issue order to disable service from carrier.
Analysis: If a cell phone is identified through the managed access system or other monitoring system used by the Mississippi Department of Corrections, the circuit court is authorized to issue an order to disable the cell phone service from the carrier.
435. SB 2706
Not Rated
Suffrage restored to James Gregory Banana of Clay County, Mississippi.
Analysis:
436. SB 2716
Good Policy
Landlord/tenant act; clarify eviction and stay of proceedings.
Analysis: This bill protects property rights by clarifying the procedures for eviction. The state should cut taxes and regulations so that rent is more affordable.
437. SB 2723
Good Policy
State Veterans Affairs Board; authorize to provide service to state veterans homes.
Analysis:
438. SB 2737
Good Policy
Proprietary schools; revise provisions related to surety bonds and permits.
Analysis: This bill states that first priority for the use of surety bonds shall be given to students impacted by the closing of the proprietary school. Also, the bond can be used for administrative costs incurred by the Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration.
439. SB 2744
Good Policy
Caller ID Anti-Spoofing Act; conform to federal law and revise penalties.
Analysis: This bill seeks to eliminate spoofing whereby someone causes a caller identification service to transmit misleading or inaccurate phone numbers to a subscriber.
440. SB 2749
Good Policy
State Board for Community and Junior Colleges; revise the qualifications for board members.
Analysis: This bill removes being employed in the field of education as a disqualification for serving on the board.
441. SB 2766
Good Policy
State Board of Cosmetology; may administer student tests.
Analysis: The State Board of Cosmetology shall terminate its student testing contract with proper notice and shall be authorized to administer and monitor examinations for cosmetologists, estheticians, manicurists and instructors. This should decrease costs.
442. SB 2770
Neutral
Teachers' salaries; provide for $1,500.00 increase.
Analysis: This bill will result in either more taxes or a cuts in other services to pay for a teacher pay raise. A free market in education would result in better schools at cheaper prices with higher pay for teachers.
443. SB 2781
Good Policy
Mississippi Fresh Start Act; create to require the revision of licensing restrictions based on criminal records.
Analysis: This bill seeks to reduce the unintended consequences of licensing and criminal law. This bill states that licensing shall not be denied someone based on past crimes, unless the past crimes directly relates to the licensed job.
444. SB 2802
Bad Policy
Airport Authorities Law; limit ad valorem tax exemption to facilities on airport property as result of airport-related contracts & leases.
Analysis: This bill raises taxes by amending the law to exclude unrelated contracts from being exempted from taxation. The state should seek to reduce the tax burden.
445. SB 2810
Good Policy
Mississippi Development Authority; authorize to sell certain property.
Analysis:
446. SB 2817
Neutral
Banks; clarify parity provisions by renumbering existing subsection.
Analysis:
447. SB 2821
Neutral
Mississippi Telephone Solicitation Act; revise to include text messages and solicitations for charitable contributions.
Analysis: This bill seeks to exempt those who seek charity from needing to purchase the “no-calls” database from the Mississippi Public Service Commission or the entity under contract with the commission. The bill further raises the penalty from $5,000 to $10,000. "Consumer," is also redefined to include the receipt of a text message from a telephone solicitor.
448. SB 2827
Bad Policy
County Elected Officials Compensation and Fees Task Force; create.
Analysis: The conference report for this bill creates a task force to study the wages of public officials. It will be comprised of public officials.
449. SB 2828
Neutral
GAP (Guard and Protect vulnerable children and adults) Act; revise guardianship and conservatorship laws.
Analysis:
450. SB 2831
Bad Policy
Insurance Data Security Law; create.
Analysis: This bill seeks to protect consumers data by creating additional regulations for insurance companies. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not raise costs. When consumers decide which businesses will succeed or fail, the resulting profit motive will greatly reduce bad business practices and costs and reward those who put the interest of their patients first.
451. SB 2835
Neutral
Mississippi First Responders Health and Safety Act; create.
Analysis: This bill seeks to expand the medical benefits for first responders. While this bill will result in a greater need for taxes, tax funded services do need to be paid.
452. SB 2839
Neutral
State Veterans Affairs Board; authorize to be referred to as the 'Mississippi Veterans Affairs'.
Analysis: Beginning July 1, 2019, any reference in this code to the State Veterans Affairs Board shall also mean the Mississippi Veterans Affairs.
453. SB 2840
Good Policy
Youth Court Act; implement recommendations of Supreme Court's Commission on Children's Justice.
Analysis: This bill seeks to implement changes to the law from the supreme court commission on childrens justice.
454. SB 2853
Bad Policy
City of Saltillo; authorize the governing authorities to impose a tax on hotels, motels and restaurants for certain purposes.
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.
455. SB 2854
Bad Policy
City of Charleston; authorize a tax on restaurants to provide funds for tourism and 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.
456. SB 2863
Neutral
State employment; revise definition of the term 'disabled veteran' as used for veterans preference.
Analysis: This bill clarifies that state hiring preference for disabled veterans over other veterans will only be applicable if the veteran has 30% disability rating or a Purple Heart. Previously, it was any percentage of disability rating. All veterans are shown preference for hiring currently.
457. SB 2864
Bad Policy
Mississippi Insurance Guaranty Association Law; revise the definition of 'covered claim'.
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.
458. SB 2867
Neutral
University construction projects; authorize IHL Board to administer.
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.
459. SB 2869
Neutral
Appraisal management companies; reduce the number of days by which an independent contract appraiser must be paid for appraisal services.
Analysis: "Each appraisal management company doing business in this state shall certify to the commission on an annual basis that it has a system in place requiring payment to an independent contract appraiser for the completion of an appraisal service within 30 days." Currently, independent appraisers are paid within 60 days. The state should enforce contracts, not limit and regulate willing business opportunities.
460. SB 2876
Bad Policy
Public purchasing; extend repeal date on law which regulates contracts for energy efficiency services.
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.
461. SB 2885
Neutral
Growth and Prosperity Act; extend cut-off date for tax exemptions under.
Analysis: This bill extends a repealer from 2029 to 2033 on businesses exempted from local taxation if they are located in or near to growth and prosperity counties as determined by the MDA. While a step in the right direction, the state should seek to reduce the tax burden on everyone, not just those in certain parts of the state.
462. SB 2892
Good Policy
Community hospitals; revise provisions regarding service area and proposed sale of.
Analysis: This bill expands the healthcare and business opportunities of community hospitals by allowing them to take care of patients in counties are parishes which border the county.
463. SB 2896
Bad Policy
Town of North Carrollton; authorize a tax on restaurant to provide funds for various purposes.
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.
464. SB 2898
Neutral
Memorial highways; designate various segments of highways as.
Analysis: This bill will require additional taxes to rename and post markers on a memorial highway or will result in taxes not otherwise being lowered.
465. SB 2900
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate portion of Highway 16 in Neshoba County for Carson W. Bounds.
Analysis:
466. SB 2901
Good Policy
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. This should reduce the cost of doing business in the state.
467. SB 2916
Neutral
Judicial offices; change qualifying deadline to March 1.
Analysis: This bill changes the dealine to qualify for judicial offices from the first Friday after the first Monday in May before the general election for judicial office to March 1st.
468. SB 2918
Neutral
State aircraft; Director of DFA shall ensure commercially reasonable procurement practices.
Analysis: The purchase of aircraft to be used for the purpose in this chapter shall be in compliance with Sections 31-7-1 through 31-7-21. The Department of Finance and Administration is hereby exempt from the requirements of Section 27-104-7(2)(f) when procuring aircraft maintenance, parts, equipment and/or services. The process undertaken by the Department of Finance and Administration for procurement of the maintenance facility shall be reported to the Public Procurement Review Board (PPRB) but is no longer subject to the rules and regulations of the PPRB.
469. SB 2922
Good Policy
Labeling; prohibit mislabeling of food products derived from animal cultures, plants and insects as meat or meat food products.
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.
470. SB 2928
Good Policy
Energy High School Academy; authorize Vicksburg-Warren and Claiborne school districts to enter into partnership.
Analysis: This bill creates an Energy High School Academy in Warren county with an unnamed nuclear facility so that students in Warren and Claiborne counties can pursue careers in the energy industry.
471. SB 2947
Neutral
Statutes relating to revision of budget estimates and reduction of funding allocations; applicable to Office of State Aid Roads.
Analysis: This bill seeks to allow the State Fiscal Officer to reduce the budget of the Office of State Aid Road Construction by no more than 5% if he finds the funds are not available or break the law. The bill further adds the Office of State Aid Road Construction to code section 27-104-13.
472. SB 2955
Good Policy
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property or services to the Junior League of Jackson.
Analysis: This bill seeks to exempt the sale of tangible personal property or services to the Junior League of Jackson from sales taxes.
473. SB 2957
Suffrage restored to Amanda Hamblin of Clay County, Mississippi.
Analysis:
474. SB 2988
Bad Policy
City of Flowood; extend repeal date on hotel and motel tax that may be imposed for construction of a convention center.
Analysis:
475. SB 2989
Neutral
City of Diamondhead; authorize city to designate streets upon which golf carts and low-speed vehicles may be operated.
Analysis:
476. SB 2994
Neutral
Walnut Grove; authorize correctional facility to house prisoners who have been classified to any custody level.
Analysis: “The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.” -Tacitus, 1st century Roman Senator and Historian.
477. SB 2996
Neutral
Stone County; authorize contracts to complete East McHenry Road project that may extend beyond the term of board of supervisors.
Analysis:
478. SB 2997
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to James Maurice Mallett of Hinds County, Mississippi.
Analysis:
479. SB 3005
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - General support.
Analysis: The state should seek to decrease the tax burden on citizens at all levels of government. $302,136,819.00 is appropriated.
480. SB 3006
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - Subsidiary programs.
Analysis: The state should seek to decrease the tax burden on citizens at all levels of government. $33,597,485.00 is appropriated.
481. SB 3007
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - Student Financial Aid.
Analysis: The state should seek to decrease the tax burden on citizens at all levels of government. $41,138,828.00 is appropriated.
482. SB 3008
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Analysis:
483. SB 3009
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - Alcorn State - Agricultural programs.
Analysis:
484. SB 3010
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.
Analysis:
485. SB 3011
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Cooperative Extension Service.
Analysis:
486. SB 3012
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Forest and Wildlife Research Center.
Analysis:
487. SB 3013
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Veterinary Medicine, College of.
Analysis:
488. SB 3014
Neutral
Appropriation; Community and Junior Colleges Board - Administrative expenses.
Analysis:
489. SB 3015
Neutral
Appropriation; Community and Junior Colleges Board - Support for community and junior colleges.
Analysis:
490. SB 3016
Neutral
Appropriation; Corrections, Department of.
Analysis:
491. SB 3017
Neutral
Appropriation; Emergency Management Agency.
Analysis:
492. SB 3018
Good Policy
Appropriation; Military Department.
Analysis: $8,037,489 of taxes are appropriated.
493. SB 3019
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Public Safety, Department of.
Analysis: $96,145,158 and $112,896,442 of taxes are appropriated.
494. SB 3020
Good Policy
Appropriation; Veterans Affairs Board.
Analysis: $5,859,922 with a further $40,797,015 of taxes are appropriated.
495. SB 3021
Neutral
Appropriation; Judicial Performance Commission.
Analysis:
496. SB 3022
Neutral
Appropriation; Ethics Commission.
Analysis:
497. SB 3023
Neutral
Appropriation; Employment Security, Department of.
Analysis:
498. SB 3024
Neutral
Appropriation; Revenue, Department of.
Analysis:
499. SB 3025
Neutral
Appropriation; Tax Appeals Board.
Analysis:
500. SB 3026
Neutral
Appropriation; Workers' Compensation Commission.
Analysis:
501. SB 3027
Neutral
Appropriation; Mental Health, Department of.
Analysis:
502. SB 3028
Neutral
Appropriation; Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority.
Analysis:
503. SB 3029
Neutral
Appropriation; Transportation, Department of - State Aid Road Construction, Office of.
Analysis:
504. SB 3030
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Chiropractic Examiners, Board of.
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
505. SB 3031
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Dental Examiners, Board of.
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
506. SB 3032
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Funeral Services Board.
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
507. SB 3033
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Massage Therapy, Board of.
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
508. SB 3034
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Pharmacy, Board of.
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
509. SB 3035
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Counselors, Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional.
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
510. SB 3036
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Veterinary Examiners, Board of.
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
511. SB 3037
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Gaming Commission.
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
512. SB 3038
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Architecture, Board of.
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
513. SB 3039
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Geologists, Board of Registered Professional.
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
514. SB 3040
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Motor Vehicle Commission.
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
515. SB 3041
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Accountancy, Board of Public.
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
516. SB 3042
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Contractors, Board of.
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
517. SB 3043
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Agriculture and Commerce, Department of.
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
518. SB 3044
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Egg Marketing Board.
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations.
519. SB 3045
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Animal Health, Board of.
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations.
520. SB 3046
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Fair and Coliseum Commission.
Analysis: $5,773,593 of taxes are appropriated. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations.
521. SB 3047
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Fair and Coliseum Commission - Livestock shows.
Analysis: $954,150.00 of taxes are appropriated with additional money potentially being spent as well.
522. SB 3048
Neutral
Appropriation; Banking and Consumer Finance, Department of.
Analysis:
523. SB 3049
Good Policy
Appropriation; Finance and Administration, Department of.
Analysis: The bill has in it to Transfer to the Department of Education for Education Savings Accounts $2,000,000. Private and public schools that receive taxes are competing for the same students. The best school will provide the best education.
524. SB 3050
Good Policy
Appropriation; Governor's Office and Mansion.
Analysis: This is a core function of government. $2,650,859.00 and $603,039.00 of taxes are appropriated.
525. SB 3051
Good Policy
Appropriation; Audit, Department of.
Analysis:
526. SB 3052
Neutral
Appropriation; Information Technology Services, Department of.
Analysis:
527. SB 3053
Neutral
Appropriation; Personnel Board.
Analysis:
528. SB 3054
Neutral
Appropriation; Secretary of State.
Analysis:
529. SB 3055
Neutral
Appropriation; Treasurer's Office.
Analysis:
530. SB 3056
Good Policy
Appropriation; Debt Service-Gen. Obli.
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt. "The most significant threat to our national security is our debt." -Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Admiral Michael Mullen in an interview with CNN in 2010.
531. SB 3057
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Development Authority, Mississippi.
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
532. SB 3065
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize for various purposes.
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt.
533. SB 3074
Bad Policy
City of Pascagoula; reenact the hotel, motel and bed-and-breakfast tax, and extend the repeal date to July 1, 2023.
Analysis:
534. SB 3086
Bad Policy
City of Amory; reenact the hotel, motel and restaurant tax, and extend the repeal date to July 1, 2023.
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.
535. SB 3099
Neutral
Coahoma County; authorize reserve and trust fund trustees to use certain amount to supplement county general fund.
Analysis:
536. SB 3100
Neutral
Marshall County; authorize board of supervisors to contribute to Bishop Houck New Hope Village.
Analysis: This bill authorizes the county to contribute $2,500 of taxes per year from tax payers to help fund shelters for the homeless.
537. SB 3101
Neutral
Marshall County; authorize board of supervisors to contribute to ARISE2Read literacy program.
Analysis: The Board of Supervisors of Marshall County, Mississippi, is authorized and empowered, in its discretion, to contribute money from any available funds to the ARISE2Read literacy program in an amount not to exceed $1,500.00 per fiscal year, upon such terms the board deems to be in the best interest of the county, for the purposes of encouraging and promoting literacy throughout the county.
538. SB 3106
Neutral
DeSoto County; authorize to complete certain road projects that may extend beyond the term of the board of supervisors.
Analysis: Notwithstanding the provision of Section 65-7-95 that prohibits contracts for the working, construction, reconstruction and maintenance of the public roads of a county from extending beyond 30 days from the termination and end of the term of office of the members of the board of supervisors awarding it, the Board of Supervisors of DeSoto County, Mississippi, may enter into all necessary contracts to complete the road projects, including, but not limited to, contracts which extend beyond 30 days from the termination and end of the term of office of the board of supervisors awarding it.
539. SB 3111
Neutral
Warren County; authorize contributions to a local, nonprofit Veteran's Transition Center facility.
Analysis: The Board of Supervisors of Warren County, Mississippi, in its discretion, is authorized to contribute during fiscal year 2019 an amount not to exceed $15,000.00 to a local, nonprofit Veteran's Transition Center facility to aid and assist qualified veterans in financial need. While well-intentioned, reducing taxes and regulations would allow private citizens the industry and capital to take care of their neighbors independently. Mississippi is not poor because the government is small enough to fit inside the Constitution. However, taking care of veterans is a legitimate function of government.
540. SB 3116
Neutral
Lafayette County; authorize board of supervisors to contribute to Interfaith Compassion Ministries.
Analysis: Instead of lowering impoverishing taxes, this bill seeks to keep impoverishing taxes to use the money to help those who have been impoverished because of taxes and regulations. “It is easy to be conspicuously 'compassionate' if others are being forced to pay the cost.” -Economist Murray Rothbard.
541. SB 3118
Bad Policy
City of Columbia; authorize tax on hotels, motels and restaurants for 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.
542. SB 3120
Neutral
Board of Trustees of East MS Community College District; may enter into long-term lease of certain property it owns in Lowndes County.
Analysis: The Board of Trustees of East Mississippi Community College District is authorized and empowered, in its discretion, to enter into a long-term lease agreement of any unimproved real property owned by the board that is located in Lowndes County, Mississippi, for the purpose of facilitating the construction of a state-of-the-art multimillion dollar facility which may include a museum, a conference and learning center, classrooms, meeting rooms, a kitchen and/or a catering kitchen and other facilities that will complement the public and educational purposes of East Mississippi Community College. The term of the lease shall not exceed 60 years and may include 1 renewal option.
543. SB 3121
Neutral
Simpson County; economic development district may convey water tank, water system and easement to City of Mendenhall.
Analysis: The trustees of the district are authorized and empowered to convey the tank and related water system to the city. The district will grant the city a properly surveyed utility easement through the property extending from the well site and along or parallel to the existing electric power easement to Bowen Road. The conveyance shall be void, and the conveyed tank and related water system and easement shall immediately revert to the district, if the city does not have the well and tank operative within 365 days of the date of the initial conveyance, or if the city has not incorporated the subject water system into its municipal water system within 3 years of the date of the initial conveyance.
544. SB 3122
Bad Policy
City of Pearl; expand the boundaries of the West Pearl Tax District.
Analysis: This bill seeks to increase the tax burden. Before the boundaries of the West Pearl Tax District may be expanded as described in Section 1(d)(ii) of this act, the governing authorities shall adopt a resolution declaring the expansion of the district, setting forth the boundaries of the expanded district, stating the amount of the tax that will be imposed in the areas included in the expanded portion of the district, the date upon which the tax shall become effective in the areas included in the expanded portion of the district and calling for an election to be held on the question of expansion of the boundaries of the district. The state should lower taxes to relieve taxpayers.
545. SB 3123
Neutral
Clay County; authorize to expend up to $50,000.00 to assist ICS (Head Start) with the purchase of a school bus.
Analysis: The Board of Supervisors of Clay County, Mississippi, is authorized and empowered, in its discretion, to expend an amount not to exceed $50,000 to assist the Institute of Community Services (ICS), also known as Head Start, with the purchase of a school bus.
546. SC 501
Not Rated
Congratulate President Mark Keenum and faculty of Mississippi State University for receiving chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
Analysis:
547. SC 502
Not Rated
Congratulate EMCC 'Lions' Football Team as the first to win a National Football and Academic Championship in the same year.
Analysis:
548. SC 503
Not Rated
Commend the achievement of Army Sgt. Randy Sandifer of Pinola, Mississippi, who was nominated for 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.
Analysis:
549. SC 504
Not Rated
Express the condolences of the Legislature to the family of legendary MGCCC Men's Basketball Coach Bob Weathers.
Analysis:
550. SC 505
Not Rated
Extend condolences to the bereaved family of legendary MGCCC Athletic Hall of Famer Edward Evans and commend his legacy of excellence.
Analysis:
551. SC 506
Not Rated
Extend deepest sympathy of the Legislature to the surviving family of Trooper Kenneth 'Josh' Smith of Walnut.
Analysis:
552. SC 507
Not Rated
Extend congratulations of the Legislature to Representative Ray Rogers on 55th Anniversary as the 'Voice of the Pearl Pirates.'
Analysis:
553. SC 508
Not Rated
Extend deepest sympathy of the Legislature to the family of George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States of America.
Analysis:
554. SC 509
Not Rated
Commend Lamar School for winning third straight MAIS Class AAAA State Championship.
Analysis:
555. SC 511
Not Rated
Recognize longtime NCSL Executive Director Bill Pound on the occasion of his retirement.
Analysis:
556. SC 512
Not Rated
Commend USM 'Golden Eagles' Baseball Team for winning the 2018 C-USA Tournament and for third consecutive postseason.
Analysis:
557. SC 513
Not Rated
Congratulate Scott Central High School 'Rebels' Football Team for the first Class 2A State Championship in 19 years.
Analysis:
558. SC 514
Not Rated
Extend the condolences of the Legislature on the passing of Dr. Blair E. Batson, the 'Father of Pediatrics' in Mississippi.
Analysis:
559. SC 515
Not Rated
Extend condolences of the Legislature to the family of former LBO Director Robert (Bobby) Greenlee of Port Gibson, Mississippi.
Analysis:
560. SC 516
Not Rated
Congratulate Horn Lake High School 'Eagles' Football Team for first Class 6A State Championship and undefeated 2018 season.
Analysis:
561. SC 517
Not Rated
Commend MSU 'Bulldogs' Baseball Team and Interim Coach Gary Henderson for miracle 2018 NCAA Regional and Super Regional victories.
Analysis:
562. SC 518
Not Rated
Congratulate Jackson Prep 'Patriots' Football Team and Coach Ricky Black for 7-peat MAIS State Championship.
Analysis:
563. SC 519
Not Rated
Congratulate St. Andrew's Episcopal School 'Saints' Baseball Team for 3A State Championship.
Analysis:
564. SC 520
Not Rated
Commend EMCC 'Lions' Football Team for 5th NJCAA National Championship.
Analysis:
565. SC 521
Not Rated
Commend longtime Coahoma County Election Commissioner Herman Furniss on his retirement.
Analysis:
566. SC 522
Not Rated
Recognize Carolyn Stanford Taylor from Marks, Mississippi, as new State Superintendent of Wisconsin Public Schools.
Analysis:
567. SC 523
Not Rated
Commend St. Aloysius 'Lady Flashes' Girls Soccer Team for second Soccer Championship in four seasons.
Analysis:
568. SC 524
Not Rated
Recognize Dr. David Marion as the first Mississippian elected to national honorary for Professional Counseling Services.
Analysis:
569. SC 525
Not Rated
Commend University of Mississippi 'Rebels' Baseball Team for winning the 2018 SEC Tournament Championship.
Analysis:
570. SC 526
Not Rated
Commend Louisville High School 'Wildcats' Football Team for winning their 9th State Championship.
Analysis:
571. SC 527
Not Rated
Lafayette County Sheriff 'Buddy' East; extend condolences of the Legislature and commend service of.
Analysis:
572. SC 528
Not Rated
Congratulate the Nanih Waiya 'Warriors' Football Team for winning its first-ever Class 1A Championship.
Analysis:
573. SC 529
Not Rated
Commend the 2018 West Point High School 'Green Wave' Football Team for winning their three-peat Class 5A State Championship.
Analysis:
574. SC 530
Not Rated
Commend judicial service of Chancellor Jaye Bradley on the occasion of her retirement.
Analysis:
575. SC 532
Not Rated
Commend Dr. Timothy Quinn and recognize July 2019 as 'Take Your Child for a Medical Checkup Month.'
Analysis:
576. SC 533
Not Rated
Commend Water Valley Football Team for winning Class 3A State Championship.
Analysis:
577. SC 534
Not Rated
Recognize Dr. Earlexia M. Norwood as Jackson State University National Alumni President and for professional honors.
Analysis:
578. SC 540
Not Rated
Extending congratulations to 18 public school districts and superintendents achieving an 'A' accreditation rating.
Analysis:
579. SC 541
Good Policy
Recognize the civic and cultural contributions of Dr. Edgar E. Smith of Jackson, Mississippi.
Analysis:
580. SC 543
Good Policy
Commend MDWFP Team Wildlife for top honors in the 2018 LawFit Challenge.
Analysis:
581. SC 545
Good Policy
Recognize Ole Miss Linebacker Patrick Willis upon his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Analysis:
582. SC 547
Good Policy
Commend life and service of Mrs. Betty Reed of Yazoo City.
Analysis:
583. SC 548
Good Policy
Commend Lori Feng as 'Distinguished Young Woman of Mississippi for 2019.'
Analysis:
584. SC 549
Good Policy
Commend the life and civic contributions of Dr. Kenneth Wooten, former Registrar and Dean at University of Mississippi.
Analysis:
585. SC 550
Good Policy
Recognize World War II service of Carl Lee Nance of Ripley, Mississippi.
Analysis:
586. SC 552
Good Policy
Commend outstanding public health service of Dr. Mary Currier on the occasion of her retirement as State Health Officer.
Analysis:
587. SC 554
Good Policy
Recognize Starkville High School Girls Basketball Coach Kristie Williams as 2017-2018 NFHS Coach of the Year.
Analysis:
588. SC 555
Good Policy
Recognize the Canton Spirituals as recipients of the 2019 Governor's Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Analysis:
589. SC 556
Good Policy
Recognize Hartley and Mary Peavey as recipients of the 2019 Governor's Choice Award.
Analysis:
590. SC 557
Good Policy
Commend JSU Music Professor Dr. London Branch for outstanding contributions to the field of music and Governor's Arts Award.
Analysis:
591. SC 558
Good Policy
Recognize Ruth Miller as a recipient of the 2019 Governor's Arts Award for Excellence in Visual Art.
Analysis:
592. SC 559
Good Policy
Recognize New Stage Theatre as recipient of the 2019 Governor's Arts Award for Excellence in Theatre.
Analysis:
593. SC 560
Good Policy
Recognize Julia Reed as recipient of the 2019 Governor's Arts Award for serving as Cultural Ambassador for Mississippi.
Analysis:
594. SC 561
Good Policy
Recognize James Patterson as postmortem recipient of Governor's Arts Awards for Photography & for Community Support.
Analysis:
595. SC 563
Good Policy
Commend Guntown Middle School Cheerleaders for winning State Championship.
Analysis:
596. SC 564
Good Policy
Recognize Olympian and former Ole Miss Track and Field Star Sam Kendricks for winning his fifth-straight Pole Vault Title.
Analysis:
597. SC 566
Good Policy
Commemorate Sesquicentennial Anniversary of Tougaloo College and recognize 13th President Beverly Wade Hogan on her retirement.
Analysis:
598. SC 567
Good Policy
Commend 2018 Simpson Academy 'Lady Cougars' Softball Team for back-to-back AAAA Division II State Championships.
Analysis:
599. SC 568
Good Policy
Commend Ray Gildea upon being selected the 2018 State Games AT&T Overall Male Athlete of the Year.
Analysis:
600. SC 569
Good Policy
Commend Megan Heggie upon being selected the 2018 State Games AT&T Overall Youth Athlete of the Year.
Analysis:
601. SC 570
Good Policy
Commend Kylie Joiner upon being selected the 2018 State Games AT&T Overall Female Athlete of the Year.
Analysis:
602. SC 571
Good Policy
Designate February 7, 2019, as 'Donate Life Day in Mississippi' to promote organ, eye and tissue transplantation.
Analysis:
603. SC 572
Good Policy
Designate February 6, 2019, as American Heart Association 'National Wear Red Day.'
Analysis:
604. SC 573
Not Rated
Extend sympathy of Legislature to family of Laurel Police Chief Tyrone Stewart.
Analysis:
605. SC 574
Not Rated
Commend Neshoba Central Slow-Pitch Softball Team for 7th consecutive State Title.
Analysis:
606. SC 575
Not Rated
Commend DeSoto Central High School 'Jaguars' Baseball Team for winning Class 6A State Title.
Analysis:
607. SC 576
Not Rated
Commend DeSoto Central High School 'Lady Jags' Fast-Pitch Softball Team for winning first-ever Class 6A State Title.
Analysis:
608. SC 577
Not Rated
Commend the Lewisburg High School 'Marching Patriots' Band and staff for winning 7 Class 5A State Championships.
Analysis:
609. SC 578
Not Rated
Commend the Hernando High School 'Marching Tigers' and staff for winning third Class 6A State Championship.
Analysis:
610. SC 579
Not Rated
Commend Alcorn State University 'Braves' Football Team and 'Coach of the Year' Fred McNair for winning 2018 SWAC Championship.
Analysis:
611. SC 580
Not Rated
Congratulate Taylor McNair from Learned, Mississippi, for winning the 2019 Miss Rodeo America Pageant.
Analysis:
612. SC 581
Not Rated
Commend Adams County Christian School 'Rebels' Football Team for winning MAIS Class AAA State Championship.
Analysis:
613. SC 582
Recognize Women's Tennis Legacy of Weenonah Montgomery Dearing upon her induction into the DSU Sports Hall of Fame.
Analysis:
614. SC 583
Congratulate Cathedral High School Green Wave Boys Varsity Cross-Country Team for State Championship 3-peat.
Analysis:
615. SC 584
Commend Abigail Musser as Distinguished Young Woman of Mississippi for 2018.
Analysis:
616. SC 585
Congratulate the William Carey University 'Lady Crusaders' Women's Soccer Team for first National Championship.
Analysis:
617. SC 586
Congratulate Ocean Springs 'Lady Greyhounds' Girls Soccer Team for winning Class 6A State Title.
Analysis:
618. SC 587
Congratulate Sunjay Chawla of Greenwood as first Mississippi high school student to win Wendy's National High School Heisman Award.
Analysis:
619. SC 588
Recognize Legislative members of Kappa Alpha Psi and designate February 19, 2019, as 'Kappa Day at the State Kapitol.'
Analysis:
620. SC 589
Recognize Dr. William R. (Bill) Ferris as recipient of two Grammy Awards for Best Historical Album.
Analysis:
621. SC 591
Recognize service of Reggie Bell, Executive Director of the Mississippi State Fire Academy, on his retirement.
Analysis:
622. SC 592
Congratulate 2018 Our Lady Academy 'Crescents' Volleyball Team for winning seventh-straight State Championship.
Analysis:
623. SC 594
Commend Gulfport Boys 'Admirals' Soccer Team for winning back-to-back Class 6A State Championships.
Analysis:
624. SC 595
Recognize accomplishments of the Mississippi School of the Arts on the occasion of its 15th Anniversary.
Analysis:
625. SC 596
United States Constitutional Amendment Convention of the States under Article V; apply for certain restraints on federal government.
Analysis: The commissioners from Mississippi to the Convention are expressly limited to consideration and support of amendments that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, and amendments that limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and no amendments on any other topic whatsoever. The Mississippi delegates are hereby instructed not to support term limits for members of Congress. ------------------------------- “And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses; and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes; have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account; but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers.” -Thomas Jefferson. --------------- There is a reason that Article 1, Section 8 states, "The Congress shall have Power... to coin Money, regulate the Value thereof," and Article 1 Section 10 states, "No State shall... make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts." ----------------------------------------------------------------------- "[Vladimir] Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose." -John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace, Chapter VI pg 236, 1919. -------------------------------------------------------- "The most significant threat to our national security is our debt." -Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Admiral Michael Mullen in an interview with CNN in 2010.
626. SC 598
Recognize college football accomplishments of Brandon High School Quarterback Gardner Minshew II.
Analysis:
627. SC 599
Commend State Honorees and Distinguished Finalists for the 2019 Mississippi Prudential Spirit of Community Award.
Analysis:
628. SC 600
Commend Andrew Mallinson, President and CEO of Multicraft International, as the new Chairman of MMA.
Analysis:
629. SC 601
Congratulate Richland High School 'Rangers' Boys Soccer Team for 2019 MHSAA State Championship.
Analysis:
630. SC 602
Recognize Jerry Smith as 1st African-American elected President of Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts.
Analysis:
631. SC 604
Recognize Sylvia Greene Jackson upon her retirement after 46 years with Greenville Area Agency on Aging.
Analysis:
632. SC 605
Express condolences of Legislature on passing of Dr. James Anderson, Sr., Physician and Legendary Civil Rights pioneer.
Analysis:
633. SC 606
Designate Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE).
Analysis:
634. SC 607
Congratulate Lewisburg High School 'Patriots' Boys Soccer Team for winning its first-ever Class 5A State Championship.
Analysis:
635. SC 608
Express condolences of the Legislature on the loss of Joe Gibbon of Newton, acclaimed two-sport Mississippi athlete.
Analysis:
636. SC 609
Congratulate the DeSoto Central High School Cheerleading Squad for National and World Game Day Championships.
Analysis:
637. SC 610
Recognize Mississippi Board of Nursing Executive Director Phyllis Polk Johnson as '2019 Business Woman of the Year.'
Analysis:
638. SC 611
Commend Lamar School 'Raiders' Boys Soccer Team for repeating as MAIS AAAA Division II State Champions.
Analysis:
639. SC 612
Commend St. Aloysius 'Flashes' Boys Soccer Team for second Soccer Championship in a row.
Analysis:
640. SC 613
Commend Angela McKinnon for being awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Analysis:
641. SC 614
Congratulate Dr. Brad Bailey as Instructor of the Year at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
Analysis:
642. SC 615
Congratulate Teresa Wells, Jefferson Davis Campus Instructor of the Year at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
Analysis:
643. SC 616
Commend Dr. Valerie Cleckler as Instructor of the Year at the George County Center of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
Analysis:
644. SC 617
Commend MGCCC Men's Golf Team for winning National Championship.
Analysis:
645. SC 618
Extend condolences of Legislature on the passing of Coahoma County Board of Education President Patrick Campbell.
Analysis:
646. SC 619
Recognize Dr. Chris Duke of Ocean Springs as Mississippi's 'Veterinarian of the Year' for 2019.
Analysis:
647. SC 620
Commend Heritage Academy 'Patriots' Boys Basketball Team for winning first State Championship.
Analysis:
648. SC 621
Commend Lamar School 'Lady Raiders' Girls Basketball Team for winning first Overall MAIS Tournament Championship.
Analysis:
649. SC 622
Recognize Dr. Blake Thompson on the occasion of his inauguration as 20th President of Mississippi College.
Analysis:
650. SC 623
Commend Simpson County Academy 'Lady Cougars' Girls Basketball Team for 2019 State 4A Division II Championship.
Analysis:
651. SC 624
Commend Simpson County Academy 'Cougars' Boys Basketball Team for 2019 State 4A Division II Championship.
Analysis:
652. SC 625
Recognize outstanding service of Chip Morgan as Delta Council Executive Vice President.
Analysis:
653. SC 626
Recognize Mississippi Chapters of American Legion on the organization's 100th Anniversary.
Analysis:
654. SC 627
Commend and recognize Ms. Pam Chatman as one of the Top 25 Most Influential African-Americans in Mississippi.
Analysis:
655. SC 628
Extend best wishes of the Legislature to Mrs. Katie Rose McClendon of Hattiesburg on her 100th Birthday Celebration.
Analysis:
656. SC 629
Commend MSU 'Lady Bulldogs' Women's Basketball Team and Coach Vic Schaefer for historic first SEC Tournament Title.
Analysis:
657. SC 632
Congratulate Simpson Academy Basketball Coach James Crain on his landmark 1,000th win.
Analysis:
658. SC 633
Recognize the cultural contributions of the Central Mississippi Blues Society and performers.
Analysis:
659. SC 635
Commend Starkville High School 'Yellowjackets' Boys Basketball Team for winning Class 6A State Championship.
Analysis:
660. SC 636
Recognize Ole Miss Men's Basketball Coach Kermit Davis as SEC 'Coach of the Year.'
Analysis:
661. SC 637
Recognize contributions made by Dr. Claude Brunson to Health Care in Mississippi.
Analysis:
662. SC 638
Commend Bay Springs High School 'Bulldogs' Boys Basketball Team for winning the Championship 2A State Title.
Analysis:
663. SC 639
Extend condolences of the Legislature to the family of former Coahoma Supervisor Reverend Dr. Timothy Burrel, Sr.
Analysis:
664. SC 640
Commend Velma Jackson High School 'Falcons' Boys Basketball Team for 3A State Championship.
Analysis:
665. SC 641
Commend public career of Central District Transportation Commissioner and former Mississippi Senator/Representative Dick Hall.
Analysis:
666. SC 642
Commend Pearl High School 'Lady Pirates' Girls Basketball Team for winning the MHSAA Class 6A State Championship.
Analysis:
667. SC 643
Commend Olive Branch High School 'Lady Quistors' Basketball Team for winning 5A State Championship.
Analysis:
668. SC 644
Commend Center Hill High School 'Mustangs' Boys Basketball Team for first State 5A Championship.
Analysis:
669. SC 645
Commend Angela August for being awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Analysis:
670. SC 646
Commend Raymond High School 'Rangers' Boys Basketball Team for completing 3-peat winning Class 4A State Championship.
Analysis:
671. SC 647
Commend East Marion High School 'Eagles' Boys Basketball Team for first-ever State Championship.
Analysis:
672. SC 648
Recognize legacy of award-winning Murrah 'Lady Mustangs' Girls Basketball Coach Anna Jackson.
Analysis:
673. SC 649
Recognize Mississippi Excellence in Education Awards recipients from George County.
Analysis:
674. SC 650
Commend Kossuth High School 'Aggies' and 'Lady Aggies' Bowling Teams for winning Class 1 State Bowling Championship.
Analysis:
675. SC 651
Commend law enforcement service of Leake County Sheriff Greg Waggoner on his retirement.
Analysis:
676. SC 652
Acknowledge March 30, 2019, as 'National Doctors' Day.'
Analysis:
677. SC 653
Recognize civic contributions and journalism excellence of WTVA 9 Tupelo News Anchor Tanya Carter.
Analysis:
678. SC 654
Commend Kossuth FFA Senior Livestock Judging Team for winning State Championship and representing Mississippi in Nationals.
Analysis:
679. SC 655
Recognize outstanding academic and administrative career of former JSU Provost Dr. Mark G. Hardy, Sr.
Analysis:
680. SC 657
Commend Hartfield Academy 'Hawks' Girls Volleyball Team for winning MAIS State Championship.
Analysis:
681. SC 658
Recognizing the lasting legacy of Senator Tommy Gollott, who is the longest-serving state lawmaker in Mississippi history.
Analysis:
682. SC 659
Commend Tate Reeves for his service as President of the Mississippi Senate.
Analysis:
683. SC 660
Commend service of Governor Phil Bryant.
Analysis:
684. SC 661
Commend Barbara Westerfield on her retirement as Director of Student Records and Registrar at UMMC.
Analysis:
685. SC 662
Commend life of Dr. John Neihof, Jr., past President of Wesley Biblical Seminary.
Analysis:
686. SC 663
Commemorate the Bicentennial of the extension of the Mississippi eastern boundary to include Jackson County and Port of Pascagoula.
Analysis:
687. SN 1
Neutral
Dr. Michael Joseph (Mike) McGrevey, Decatur, Mississippi, Mississippi Lottery Corporation Board of Directors, term beginning October 19, 2018 and ending December 31, 2023.
Analysis:
688. SN 2
Neutral
Gerard Raymond Gibert, Ridgeland, Mississippi, Mississippi Lottery Corporation Board of Directors, term beginning October 19, 2018 and ending December 31, 2022.
Analysis:
689. SN 3
Good Policy
George Mark Henry, Brandon, Mississippi, Workers' Compensation Commission, term beginning immediately and ending December 31, 2024.
Analysis:
690. SN 4
Neutral
Jacqueline Renee (Jackie) Turner, Sallis, Mississippi, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, term beginning immediately and is concurrent with Governor's second term of office.
Analysis:
691. SN 5
Neutral
Kimberly Leigh (Kim) LaRosa, Pass Christian, Mississippi, Mississippi Lottery Corporation Board of Directors, term beginning October 19, 2018 and ending December 31, 2021.
Analysis:
692. SN 6
Neutral
Philip Alan Chamblee, Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi Lottery Corporation Board of Directors, term beginning October 19, 2018 and ending December 31, 2020.
Analysis:
693. SN 7
Neutral
Dr. Cassie (Cass) Pennington, Indianola, Mississippi, Mississippi Lottery Corporation Board of Directors, term beginning October 19, 2018 and ending December 31, 2019.
Analysis:
694. SN 8
Neutral
Lemuel Garner (Lem) Adams, III, Brandon, Mississippi, State Bond Attorney, term beginning May 7, 2018 and is concurrent with Governor's second term of office.
Analysis:
695. SN 9
Dr. John Dane, III, Gulfport, Mississippi, Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality, term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2025.
Analysis:
696. SN 10
Jan F. Gadow, Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women, term ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
697. SN 11
Neutral
Col. Michael W. Williams, Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission, term ending June 30, 2022.
Analysis:
698. SN 12
Neutral
Gregory Alan (Greg) Moore, Brandon, Mississippi, Mississippi State Personnel Board, term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
699. SN 13
Neutral
Natalie Guess, Diamondhead, Mississippi, Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources, term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2022.
Analysis:
700. SN 14
Neutral
Dr. Lucius Marion (Luke) Lampton, Magnolia, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Health as a Licensed Physician, term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2025.
Analysis:
701. SN 15
Neutral
Elayne Hayes Anthony, Ph.D., Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Health as an individual with a public health background who is not a medical doctor, term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2025.
Analysis:
702. SN 16
Neutral
James Keith Van Camp, Brandon, Mississippi, Information Technology Services Authority, term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
703. SN 17
Neutral
Dr. Rebecca Cox (Becky) Patton, Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Optometry, term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2024, representing the 4th Congressional District as it existed on January 1, 1980.
Analysis:
704. SN 18
James Harrison (Jim) Luckett, Tutwiler, Mississippi, Mississippi Forestry Commission as an at-large representative, term beginning February 14, 2019 and ending June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
705. SN 19
Madison Hampton (Hamp) Smith, Tupelo, Mississippi, State Board of Contractors as the Electrical Contractor representative, term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
706. SN 20
Neutral
Dr. Philip Andrew (Phil) Stayer, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, State Board of Animal Health as the Poultry Breeder and Producer representative, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
707. SN 21
Carolyn Grice Willis, Greenwood, Mississippi, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, term beginning February 20, 2019 and ending August 31, 2021, representing the 3rd Supreme Court District.
Analysis:
708. SN 22
Roland Hairston (Mike) Mikell, Port Gibson, Mississippi, Mississippi Forestry Commission as the representative from the 2nd Congressional District, six year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2025.
Analysis:
709. SN 23
Patsy A. Boyd, McComb, Mississippi, Commercial Mobile Radio Service Board as the consumer representing the state at large, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
710. SN 24
Tanya Ranae Felder, Coldwater, Mississippi, Commercial Mobile Radio Service Board, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023, representing the Northern Public Service Commission District.
Analysis:
711. SN 25
Gen. James Benton (Ben) Gaston, Jr., Indianola, Mississippi, Veterans Home Purchase Board as the representative from the 2nd Congressional Distirct as it existed on May 1, 1987, term beginning February 7, 2019 and ending June 30, 2021.
Analysis:
712. SN 26
Mark Alan Rigney, Madison, Mississippi, Commercial Mobile Radio Service Board as a wireless provider representative, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
713. SN 27
Jennifer Carpenter Knight, Canton, Mississippi, Commercial Mobile Radio Service Board, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023, representing the Central Public Service Commission District.
Analysis:
714. SN 28
Neutral
Dr. Daniel Paul (Dan) Edney, M.D., Vicksburg, Mississippi, State Board of Medical Licensure as a physician from the 1st Supreme Court District, term beginning March 4, 2019 and ending June 30, 2022.
Analysis:
715. SN 30
Neutral
Dr. Susanne S. Cunningham, Columbus, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Optometry as the representative from the 2nd Congressional District as it existed on January 1, 1980, term beginning January 8, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
716. SN 31
Joe L. (Jody) Bryan, Starkville, Mississippi, Veterans Home Purchase Board as the at-large representative, term beginning February 7, 2019 and ending June 30, 2022.
Analysis:
717. SN 32
Patricia Ann (Pat) Thomasson, Philadelphia, Mississippi, Mississippi Forestry Commission as the at-large representative, term beginning February 14, 2019 and ending January 19, 2023.
Analysis:
718. SN 33
Neutral
Dr. Thomas Edward (Tom) Joiner, M.D., Brandon, Mississippi, State Board of Medical Licensure as a physician from the 1st Supreme Court District, term beginning February 20, 2019 and ending June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
719. SN 34
Neutral
Jared Ambrose Waldrop, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission as the 4th Congressional District representative, term beginning January 2, 2019 and ending June 30, 2025.
Analysis:
720. SN 35
Neutral
Thomas George (Tom) Gresham, Indianola, Mississippi, Gaming Commission, four year term beginning October 1, 2019 and ending September 30, 2023.
Analysis:
721. SN 36
Neutral
Ronnie Bagwell, Jr., Brandon, Mississippi, Board of Pharmacy as the At-Large Licensed Hospital Pharmacist, term beginning October 18, 2018 and ending June 30, 2020.
Analysis:
722. SN 37
Neutral
James Ernest Ceranti, Greenville, Mississippi, Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission as the 2nd Congressional District representative, term beginning May 19, 2018 and ending June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
723. SN 38
Wheeler Timothy (Tim) Timbs, III, Indianola, Mississippi, Prison Industries Corporation Board as an At-Large representative, term beginning February 13, 2019 and ending May 4, 2022.
Analysis:
724. SN 39
Norman Alexander Cannady, Jr., Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi Real Estate Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board as the 3rd Congressional District representative, four year term beginning January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2024.
Analysis:
725. SN 40
Neutral
Stanley Charles (Stan) Maynard, Starkville, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Nursing Home Administrators as the Nursing Home Administrator from the 3rd Supreme Court District, term beginning March 4, 2019 and ending June 25, 2022.
Analysis:
726. SN 41
Neutral
Dr. Dorothey A. (Dottie) Pernell, Greenwood, Mississippi, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, five year term beginning April 21, 2019 and ending April 20, 2024, representing the 2nd Congressional District.
Analysis:
727. SN 42
Neutral
Manda Sue Griffin, Houlka, Mississippi, Board of Mental Health as the Social Worker in the Mental Health Field representative, term beginning May 19, 2019 and ending June 30, 2025.
Analysis:
728. SN 43
Neutral
Mark Edsel Henderson, Kiln, Mississippi, Information Technology Services Authority, five year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
729. SN 44
Patrick L. Johnson, Jr., Tunica, Mississippi, Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality as the 1st Congressional District representative, seven year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2026.
Analysis:
730. SN 45
Terrill Kay (T. K.) Moffett, Tupelo, Mississippi, Veterans Home Purchase Board as the 1st Congressional District representative, term beginning February 7, 2019 and ending June 30, 2021.
Analysis:
731. SN 46
Neutral
Dr. Gregory Alan (Greg) Howell, DVM, Wesson, Mississippi, State Board of Animal Health as the Licensed and Practicing Veterinarian, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
732. SN 47
Jamie Planck Martin, Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality as the representative from the 4th Congressional District as it existed on January 1, 1978, term beginning January 8, 2019 and ending June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
733. SN 48
Yvonne Carol (Dolly) Marascalco, Grenada, Mississippi, Mississippi Community College Board as the representative from the 2nd Congressional District, six year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2025.
Analysis:
734. SN 49
Neutral
Alwyn Hall Luckey, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Mississippi State Personnel Board as the representative from the 2nd Supreme Court District, five year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
735. SN 50
Neutral
Thomas George Bartlett, III, Collinsville, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Nursing Home Administrators as the Hospital Administrator representative, unexpired term beginning February 20, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, vice Mike Edwards.
Analysis:
736. SN 51
Clinton Crawford (Clint) Rounsaville, Bogue Chitto, Mississippi, Board of Registration for Foresters as the representative from the Southwest Forestry Commission District, term beginning March 4, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
737. SN 52
Neutral
Dr. Samonia Lynn Etheridge, Port Gibson, Mississippi, Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors as the representative from the 2nd Congressional District as it existed on Jan. 1, 2002, term beginning Sept. 11, 2018 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
738. SN 53
Albert B. (Al) Hankins, Jr., Elliott, Mississippi, Mississippi Forestry Commission as an At-Large representative, six year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2025.
Analysis:
739. SN 54
Leland Woodrow (Lee) McDivitt, III, Brandon, Mississippi, Commercial Mobile Radio Service Board as the representative from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Association, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
740. SN 55
Leonard B. (Len) Schaefer, III, Mooreville, Mississippi, Polygraph Examiners Board as the Supervisor in Law Enforcement representative, term beginning March 4, 2019 and ending June 1, 2023.
Analysis:
741. SN 56
Fredie Videt Carmichael, Sr., Meridian, Mississippi, Mississippi Community College Board as the 3rd Congressional District representative, term beginning May 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
742. SN 57
Bill Finney Cossar, Charleston, Mississippi, Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, five year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2024, representing the 1st Congressional District.
Analysis:
743. SN 58
Norris Lee Carson, Jr., Carthage, Mississippi, State Board of Contractors as a Road Contractor representative, term beginning March 11, 2019 and ending June 30, 2021.
Analysis:
744. SN 59
Neutral
Henry Presley Posey, Flora, Mississippi, State Department of Rehabilitation Services as the Vocational Rehabilitation Client or Client's Parent representative, five year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
745. SN 60
Neutral
Dr. Joseph Read Hendon, Ph.D., Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Gulf States Marine Commission as the Mississippi citizen representative, term beginning March 11, 2019 and ending January 9, 2021.
Analysis:
746. SN 61
Ricky Edward Dean, Brandon, Mississippi, Polygraph Examiners Board as the Active Polygraph Examiner, term beginning March 4, 2019 and ending February 6, 2023.
Analysis:
747. SN 62
David J. Clayton, Petal, Mississippi, Polygraph Examiners Board as the Commercial Polygraph Examiner, six year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2025.
Analysis:
748. SN 63
Neutral
William J. (Billy) Van Devender, Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality as an At-Large member, seven year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2026.
Analysis:
749. SN 64
Neutral
Dr. Victoria Shauwann Williams, Biloxi, Mississippi, State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors as the 4th Congressional District representative, term beginning September 11, 2018 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
750. SN 65
Neutral
Dr. David Hughes McElreath, Oxford, Mississippi, State Veterans Affairs Board as the representative from the 1st Congressional District as it existed on March 1, 1992, term beginning May 11, 2018 and ending May 4, 2023.
Analysis:
751. SN 66
Neutral
Dr. Elizabeth Ann (Beth) Tinnon, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Nursing Home Administrators as the Educator in the Health Field, unexpired term beginning February 14, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, vice Dr. Lisa Byrd.
Analysis:
752. SN 67
Pamela H. (Pam) Powers, Greenwood, Mississippi, Mississippi Real Estate Commission as the 2nd Congressional District Real Estate Broker representative, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
753. SN 68
Neutral
Laura Weldy K. Moore, Brandon, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in Clinical Practice, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
754. SN 69
Ricky Jude Cox, Gulfport, Mississippi, State Board of Banking Review as the 2nd Supreme Court District representative, term beginning March 13, 2019 and ending March 23, 2023.
Analysis:
755. SN 71
Neutral
Michael Lynn (Mike) McGill, West Point, Mississippi, Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission as the 1st Congressional District representative, term beginning May 19, 2018 and ending June 30, 2025.
Analysis:
756. SN 72
Neutral
Robert Jackson (Bobby) Moody, Sr., Louisville, Mississippi, State Board of Health as an individual with a background in public health, six year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2025.
Analysis:
757. SN 73
Sherri Carr Bevis, Gulfport, Mississippi, Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women as the Single Mother representative, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
758. SN 74
Neutral
Carolyn Ann Q. Boteler, Florence, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Finance Corporation as an individual associated with small business, six year term beginning April 1, 2018 and ending March 31, 2024.
Analysis:
759. SN 75
Neutral
Norman Ross McLeod, Brandon, Mississippi, Public Procurement Review Board, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
760. SN 76
Douglas Leroy (Doug) Adams, Moss Point, Mississippi, Crime Stoppers Advisory Council, term beginning March 13, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020.
Analysis:
761. SN 77
Myrtis Elizabeth (Leisa) McElreath, Oxford, Mississippi, Crime Stoppers Advisory Council, term beginning March 13, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020.
Analysis:
762. SN 78
Neutral
Terry Wayne Emerson, West Point, Mississippi, State Board of Animal Health as the Mississippi Pork Producers' Association representative, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
763. SN 79
Neutral
Thomas Alton Strickland, Raymond, Mississippi, State Board of Animal Health as the Small Ruminant Breeder and Producer, term beginning March 13, 2019 and ending July 28, 2021.
Analysis:
764. SN 80
Gregory T. (Greg) Smith, Gulfport, Mississippi, State Board of Contractors as a Residential Builder representative, five year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
765. SN 81
Hunter Lloyd Fordice, Vicksburg, Mississippi, State Board of Contractors as a Road Contractor representative, five year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
766. SN 82
Christopher (Chris) Freeze, Ridgeland, Mississippi, Crime Stoppers Advisory Council, two year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2021.
Analysis:
767. SN 83
Neutral
Vivian Janelle (Jan) Collins, Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Nursing as the Consumer representative, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
768. SN 84
Neutral
Dr. Mary Carol W. Stewart, Petal, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Nursing as a Nurse Educator, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
769. SN 85
Neutral
Brett Chapman Boykin, Cleveland, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Finance Corporation as an individual associated with small business, term beginning March 11, 2019 and ending March 31, 2023.
Analysis:
770. SN 86
Neutral
Aimee Rebecca W. Robertson, Gulfport, Mississippi, Mississippi Home Corporation as the 2nd Supreme Court District representative, term beginning March 14, 2019 and ending April 23, 2022.
Analysis:
771. SN 87
Neutral
Herbert Austin Jones, Moorhead, Mississippi, State Board of Animal Health, four year term beginning August 1, 2019 and ending July 31, 2023, representing the Catfish Breeder and Producer.
Analysis:
772. SN 88
Neutral
Dr. Alyssa Ellis Killebrew, Ph.D., LPC, Madison, Mississippi, Board of Mental Health as the 3rd Congressional District representative, seven year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2026.
Analysis:
773. SN 89
Neutral
Henry B. (Bubba) Hudspeth, Louisville, Mississippi, Mississippi Community College Board as a 3rd Congressional District representative, six year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2025.
Analysis:
774. SN 90
Neutral
James Lafayette (Jim) Perry, III, Jackson, Mississippi, State Board of Health as an individual with a background or interest in Public Health, six year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2025.
Analysis:
775. SN 91
Whitney Holliday Lipscomb, Ridgeland, Mississippi, Educational Television Authority (Mississippi Public Broadcasting Board), term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
776. SN 92
Neutral
Martha Lee H. (Marty) Bell, Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy as a Licensed Massage Therapist, term beginning July 2, 2018 and ending June 30, 2021.
Analysis:
777. SN 93
Neutral
Jeffrey John (Jeff) Miller, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy as a Licensed Massage Therapist, term beginning July 2, 2018 and ending June 30, 2021.
Analysis:
778. SN 94
Neutral
Michael Scott Parker, Raymond, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy as a Licensed Massage Therapist, term beginning June 15, 2018 and ending June 30, 2020.
Analysis:
779. SN 95
Jeffrey Hugh (Jeff) O'Keefe, Sr., Biloxi, Mississippi, State Board of Funeral Service as the Funeral Director Licensed representative from the 2nd Supreme Court District, term beginning March 4, 2019 and ending June 30, 2022.
Analysis:
780. SN 96
Jeffery Lynn (Jeff) Stewart, Carrollton, Mississippi, Board of Registration for Foresters as the representative from the Northwest Forestry Commission District, term beginning March 18, 2019 and ending June 30, 2021.
Analysis:
781. SN 97
Luzern S. (Sonny) Dillon, McComb, Mississippi, State Board of Funeral Service as the Funeral Service Licensed representative from the 2nd Supreme Court District, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
782. SN 98
Samuel Bryan (Sammy) Reed, Tupelo, Mississippi, State Board of Funeral Service as a Licensed Funeral Service representative from the 3rd Supreme Court District, term beginning March 15, 2019 and ending January 23, 2023.
Analysis:
783. SN 99
Dr. Robert Edward (Bobby) Fox, Ph.D., Perkinston, Mississippi, Crime Stoppers Advisory Council, two year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2021.
Analysis:
784. SN 100
Neutral
Kathryn Renee (Renee) Walker, Morton, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy as the Licensed Health Professional in a field other than Massage Therapy, term beginning March 15, 2019 and ending June 30, 2022.
Analysis:
785. SN 101
Neutral
Dr. Brian A. Pugh, Starkville, Mississippi, Mississippi Home Corporation as the 3rd Supreme Court District representative, term beginning March 15, 2019 and ending April 23, 2024.
Analysis:
786. SN 102
Robert Gene (Bobby) Morgan, Jackson, Mississippi, Prison Industries Corporation Board as an At-Large representative, term beginning March 4, 2019 and ending May 5, 2021.
Analysis:
787. SN 103
Robert Scott Parenteau, Madison, Mississippi, Prison Industries Corporation Board, four year term beginning May 6, 2019 and ending May 5, 2023, representing the Marketing position.
Analysis:
788. SN 104
Neutral
Sandra Kay Smith Hall, Hazlehurst, Mississippi, Mississippi Industries for the Blind, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
789. SN 105
Neutral
Elizabeth (Beth) McNamee, LCSW, Pearl, Mississippi, Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists as a Licensed Social Worker, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
790. SN 106
Neutral
Candace Lashell J. Riddley, Clinton, Mississippi, Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists as a Licensed Social Worker, term beginning August 8, 2018 and ending June 30, 2022.
Analysis:
791. SN 107
Maxwell Mitchell (Max) Wells, Canton, Mississippi, State Board of Funeral Service as the At-Large member, term beginning March 14, 2019 and ending March 13, 2023.
Analysis:
792. SN 108
Keith Terrell Dean, Brandon, Mississippi, State Board of Funeral Service as the Funeral Service Licensed representative from the 1st Supreme Court District, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
793. SN 109
David Allen (Dave) Ray, Cleveland, Mississippi, State Board of Funeral Service as the Funeral Director Licensed representative from the 1st Supreme Court District, term beginning March 4, 2019 and ending June 20, 2022.
Analysis:
794. SN 110
Neutral
Lee Bertha Cole, Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi Industries for the Blind as the legally blind individual, term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
795. SN 111
Jason Keith Branning, Madison, Mississippi, College Savings Plan of Mississippi as a 3rd Congressional District representative, five year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
796. SN 112
Richard Cullen (Ric) Sawyer, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Educational Television Authority as the Teacher or Principal of a Secondary School representative, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
797. SN 113
Gwendolyn Marie (Gwen) C. James, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Mississippi Real Estate Commission as the At-Large Real Estate Broker representative, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
798. SN 114
Neutral
Guy Malone Phillips, Sunflower, Mississippi, Board of Pharmacy as the Licensed Retail Pharmacist At-Large, term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
799. SN 115
Neutral
John Todd (Todd) Barrett, Madison, Mississippi, Board of Pharmacy as the 2nd Congressional District representative, term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
800. SN 116
Neutral
Sandra Susan Culpepper, Poplarville, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) representative, term beginning November 9, 2018 and ending June 30, 2022.
Analysis:
801. SN 117
Kimberly Janice (Kim) Bedford, Pontotoc, Mississippi, State Board of Funeral Service as a representative from the 3rd Supreme Court District, term beginning March 15, 2019 and ending January 23, 2023.
Analysis:
802. SN 118
Katie Nicole Moulds, Jackson, Mississippi, Crime Stoppers Advisory Council, term beginning February 20, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020.
Analysis:
803. SN 119
Neutral
Hilda Marie Bills, Brandon, Mississippi, State Board of Cosmetology as a 1st Supreme Court District representative, four year term beginning March 29, 2019 and ending March 28, 2023.
Analysis:
804. SN 120
Neutral
Darlene Lance Smith, Grenada, Mississippi, State Board of Cosmetology as a 3rd Supreme Court District representative, four year term beginning March 29, 2019 and ending March 28, 2023.
Analysis:
805. SN 121
Neutral
Dorothy Jewel (Dot) C. Ennis, Summit, Mississippi, State Board of Cosmetology as a 2nd Supreme Court District representative, four year term beginning March 29, 2019 and ending March 28, 2023.
Analysis:
806. SN 122
Neutral
Frances Jewel Robertson Stewart, Biloxi, Mississippi, State Board of Cosmetology as a 2nd Supreme Court District representative, four year term beginning March 29, 2019 and ending March 28, 2023.
Analysis:
807. SN 123
Neutral
Deborah Lee (Debbie) Coker, Madison, Mississippi, State Board of Cosmetology as a 1st Supreme Court District representative, four year term beginning March 29, 2019 and ending March 28, 2023.
Analysis:
808. SN 124
Neutral
Leonard Hugh (Len) Blanton, Tupelo, Mississippi, College Savings Plan of Mississippi as the 1st Congressional District representative, five year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
809. SN 125
Robert Paul (Paul) Mosley, Sr., Meridian, Mississippi, Commercial Mobile Radio Service Board as the Mississippi Association of Supervisors representative, term beginning March 4, 2019 and ending June 30, 2022.
Analysis:
810. SN 126
Kelly Scrivner Jukenbeck, Brandon, Mississippi, Prison Industries Corporation Board as a At-Large representative, term beginning March 15, 2019 and ending May 5, 2022.
Analysis:
811. SN 127
Neutral
Shirley Jean Jackson, Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), term beginning November 9, 2018 and ending June 30, 2022.
Analysis:
812. SN 128
Neutral
Dr. Gail S. Anderson, Brandon, Mississippi, State Board of Veterinary Medicine, term beginning March 15, 2019 and ending May 22, 2022.
Analysis:
813. SN 129
Neutral
Dr. David Corbitt Newell, Meridian, Mississippi, State Board of Veterinary Medicine, term effective immediately and ending April 22, 2023, representing the 1st Supreme Court District.
Analysis:
814. SN 130
Neutral
Dr. Shannon Ray Singletary, Oxford, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapists, term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023, representing the 1st Congressional District.
Analysis:
815. SN 131
Dr. Peggy Dianne (Dianne) Watson, Wesson, Mississippi, Mississippi Community College Board as a representative of the 4th Congressional District as it existed in 1986, six year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2025.
Analysis:
816. SR 1
Resolution
Extend deepest sympathy of the Legislature to the surviving family of Brookhaven Police Officer Corporal Walter Moak.
Analysis:
817. SR 2
Resolution
Extend deepest sympathy of Legislature to surviving family of Brookhaven Police Officer James Kevin White.
Analysis:
818. SR 3
Resolution
Honoring trade relations between India and Mississippi and welcome Consul General Dr. Swati Vijay Kulkarni.
Analysis:
819. SR 4
Resolution
Commend Mississippi Country Music Star Derek George.
Analysis:
820. SR 5
Resolution
'Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Day at the Capitol'; observe on February 7, 2019.
Analysis:
821. SR 6
Resolution
Recognize music education legacy of Mary 'Winkie' Johnson at Leakesville Elementary School.
Analysis:
822. SR 7
Resolution
Recognize contributions to Mississippi Tourism by Bill Seratt on his retirement as Executive Director of VCVB.
Analysis:
823. SR 8
Neutral
Commend Senate and House service of Nolan Mettetal.
Analysis:
824. SR 9
Neutral
Commend public service of Senator Russell Jolly.
Analysis:
825. SR 10
Neutral
Commend service of Senator J.P. Wilemon, Jr.
Analysis:
826. SR 11
Neutral
Commend service of Senator Willie Simmons.
Analysis:
827. SR 12
Neutral
Commend public service of Senator Nickey Browning.
Analysis:
828. SR 13
Neutral
Commend Senate service of Bob M. Dearing.
Analysis:
829. SR 14
Neutral
Commend Senator Billy Hudson on service to the Senate.
Analysis:
830. SR 15
Neutral
Commend public service of Senator Michael Watson.
Analysis:
831. SR 16
Neutral
Commend Senate service of Videt Carmichael.
Analysis:
832. SR 17
Neutral
Commend Senator Buck Clarke on service to Senate.
Analysis:
833. SR 18
Neutral
Commend public service of Senate President Pro Tempore Gray Tollison.
Analysis:
834. SR 19
Neutral
Commend public service of Senator and former Senate President Pro Tempore Terry Burton.
Analysis:
835. SR 20
Neutral
Commend public service of Secretary of the Senate Liz Welch.
Analysis:
836. SR 21
Not Rated
Recognize increased risk to African-American men for developing prostate cancer.
Analysis:
837. SR 22
Not Rated
Recognize the Bicentennial (200th) Celebration of Columbia, Mississippi.
Analysis:
838. SR 23
Not Rated
Recognize Dr. Larry Johnson for 46 years of dedicated Christian service as Chaplain of Tougaloo College.
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed