All Measures

Bill Number Bill Description
1. HB 1
Neutral
Appropriation; Department of Education for additional funding for teachers' salaries.
Analysis: This is a deficit appropriation of $18 million to fully fund last year's teacher pay raise. Approximately 9,000 teachers were not included in the original MDE calculation. While this fulfills an obligation the state made, it still increases the size of government.
2. HB 2
Not Rated
Community schools; authorize school districts that provide services through the use of to receive additional 10% MAEP allocation.
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3. HB 3
Not Rated
Charter schools; require MAEP funds to be transferred to student's home school district when student disenrolls.
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4. HB 4
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverages; increase maximum number of package retailer's permits a person may own.
Analysis: This bill increases the number of package retailer’s permits one individual may own from one to three. This effectively raises the maximum number of liquor stores that one individual may operate from one to three. Arbitrary government limits on the amount of liquor stores any individual may own are not good for the economy. An individual’s success in the market should be determined by the market alone, not by the government.
5. HB 5
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish at $10.00 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime.
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6. HB 6
Not Rated
Nurse-Family Partnership Pilot Program; require to be established and funded through TANF funds.
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7. HB 7
Not Rated
Assistant Teacher Elevated Salary Waiver Program; enact to compensate eligible assistant teachers at level of licensed teachers.
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8. HB 8
Not Rated
'Small Town Teacher Tax Credit Act'; create to authorize an income tax credit to certain licensed teachers.
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9. HB 9
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with sidewalk improvements.
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10. HB 10
Not Rated
Statewide Assessment Program; require the SBE to use ACT Aspire as summative assessment.
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11. HB 11
Not Rated
CON; issue to Panola Medical Center for adult psychiatric beds.
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12. HB 12
Not Rated
Corporal punishment; prohibit administration of in public and charter schools for disciplinary matters.
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13. HB 13
Not Rated
Parole Board; require review of mental health issues and controlled substances when considering parole eligible inmates.
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14. HB 14
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for repair and renovation of War Memorial Building.
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15. HB 15
Not Rated
Tuition waiver; provide for certain foster and adopted children and wards of the state to attend a state-supported IHL.
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16. HB 16
Not Rated
Tuition waiver; provide for certain foster and adopted children and wards of the state to attend community or junior colleges.
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17. HB 17
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Helping Hands Food Pantry in Tupelo with repair and renovation of building.
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18. HB 18
Bad Policy
National board certified school nurses; remove cap on number of eligible for annual salary supplement.
Analysis: Currently only 35 public school nurses are eligible to receive a salary supplement at any given time. This bill would remove that cap, allowing all public school nurses to apply for and possibly receive this salary supplement. As every Mississippi citizen has a taxpayer burden of over $11,000 and the state is currently attempting to foot a $14 Billion bill with around $5.7 Billion of assets, the state of Mississippi is in no financial position to be entertaining salary supplements for state employees.
19. HB 19
Not Rated
Elections; make absentee vote final once cast.
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20. HB 20
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of building for School of Public Health at Jackson State University.
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21. HB 21
Not Rated
Salaries of statewide elected officials; increase.
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22. HB 22
Bad Policy
First-degree murder; include unlawful distribution of controlled substances, when the distribution is proximate cause of death.
Analysis: This bill attempts to radically change the definition of first-degree murder to include actions that under normal circumstances would not be included. Legal precedent holds that first degree murder is that which is willful and premeditated, the sale of drugs that leads to death is often neither and even if it is, this is for a judge to decide. While there certainly is a degree of liability owed to those who profit from the sale of dangerous substances in the event of a death, legislating that these crimes always constitute murder in the first degree is irresponsible and erodes the principle of personal responsibility.
23. HB 23
Not Rated
Mississippi Major Economic Impact Authority; revise certain authority concerning loan for certain economic development project.
Analysis: This bill gives the Mississippi Major Economic Impact Authority the power to renegotiate payments of certain loans made to certain municipalities for projects covered specifically under the Mississippi Major Economic Impact Act. It also stipulates that any debt incurred by a municipality for projects under that act shall not be included in the calculation for that municipalities indebtedness.
24. HB 24
Not Rated
Bonds; revise certain provisions regarding sale by political subdivisions and other instrumentalities.
Analysis: This bill authorizes that sealed bids for bonds issued by any political subdivision (county, road district, school district, etc.) may be submitted in electronic format. It also stipulates that if a successful bidder for a government bond fails to submit payment in a timely manner the government authority may sell the bond.
25. HB 25
Neutral
MS Electronic Court System; require all courts to utilize.
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26. HB 26
Not Rated
Professional privilege tax; impose on attorneys who practice in state, are not domiciled in and do not maintain regular place of business.
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27. HB 27
Not Rated
Average daily attendance; revise percentage of instructional day from 37% to 50% for students to be counted in.
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28. HB 28
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce rate on retail sales of certain motorcycles.
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29. HB 29
Not Rated
Medicaid; prohibit removal of Alabama and Tennessee hospital from managed care coverage plans or paying lower rates to.
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30. HB 30
Not Rated
Good Samaritan Law for Architects and Engineers; create.
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31. HB 31
Good Policy
Mississippi Public Records Act; revise certain provisions of.
Analysis: This bill requires the Mississippi Ethics Commission to intervene when a public official appeals an otherwise successful records request; and levies a fine on public employees that either wrongly deny a records request or overcharge for a records request. Both of these changes protect the legitimacy of the records request process by making it more difficult for the government or government officials to block a request.
32. HB 32
Not Rated
Medicaid; require managed care companies to provide detailed, signed explanation for denial of coverage of procedure.
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33. HB 33
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Holmes County Consolidated School District with construction of a football stadium.
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34. HB 34
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Holmes County with repair and renovation of county courthouse.
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35. HB 35
Not Rated
Universities and colleges; require to allow MS residents to register for classes before nonresident students.
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36. HB 36
Not Rated
Election commissioners; revise to be a nonpartisan office.
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37. HB 37
Not Rated
Mississippi Sound Money Tax Removal Act; create.
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38. HB 38
Not Rated
Mississippi Benefit Corporation Act; create.
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39. HB 39
Not Rated
Commission to redesign the MS State Flag; establish to develop 2 options for a new flag to present to the Legislature.
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40. HB 40
Not Rated
Housing Loan Assistance Pilot Program; create and authorize bonds to provide funds for.
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41. HB 41
Good Policy
CON; remove end-stage renal disease facilities from application of law.
Analysis: This bill abolishes the requirement for end-stage renal disease facilities to apply for a Certificate of Need. While every sort of medical facility should be free to provide Mississippians with healthcare without government permission, this bill does lessen the hold the state government has over our state’s health services and in the process makes our state’s healthcare market more free, efficient and available to the citizens.
42. HB 42
Not Rated
Counties; authorize to pay poll workers certain mileage.
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43. HB 43
Not Rated
Sexual harassment; create a state cause of action.
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44. HB 44
Not Rated
Trimester School Year Pilot Program; establish.
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45. HB 45
Not Rated
School social workers and psychologists; authorize districts to employ and receive partial state reimbursement for salaries of.
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46. HB 46
Neutral
Bonds; revise purposes for which bonds authorized for Town of Wesson may be used.
Analysis: This bill included the construction of a new police station among the allowable uses for funds from the "2019 Town of Wesson Police Station Construction Fund".
47. HB 47
Bad Policy
Use tax; enhance enforcement of collection on all-terrain vehicles purchased out of state.
Analysis: This bill requires manufacturers of ATVs nationwide to submit to Mississippi a report that includes the names and addresses of every Mississippian who purchased an ATV in a state other than Mississippi. The bill also requires the manufacturers to turn over to the state the exact make, model, year and identification number of every one of these ATVs so that the state may collect any unpaid “use taxes” on these vehicles. The bill goes even further to grant the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue the power to compel representatives of the manufacturer to appear before the commissioner to give testimony should the manufacturer fail to provide the state with the requested report. The bill also includes a provision that authorizes judicial proceedings against the manufacturers if they do not comply with the state’s request. The state of Mississippi has no business compelling out of state companies to comply with arbitrary records requests all in the name of collecting a “use tax” that the state of Mississippi has no claim to in the first place. If the state of Mississippi wants to collect more tax revenue it should create a business friendly environment in this state as opposed to attempting to derive tax dollars from purchases made by Mississippians in other states where they have succeeded in creating business-friendly environments. Instead of punishing the citizen for making the prudent financial decision to purchase goods in another state, Mississippi should enact policies that encourage buyers to purchase goods within state borders.
48. HB 48
Not Rated
'Mississippi Joint Municipal Law Enforcement Act'; create.
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49. HB 49
Not Rated
Alternative Nicotine Vaping; regulate with penalties for sale to persons under 21 years of age.
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50. HB 50
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore automatically once a person has completed all sentencing requirements.
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51. HB 51
Not Rated
Mississippi Department of Labor; create.
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52. HB 52
Not Rated
Early voting; authorize.
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53. HB 53
Not Rated
Day and Temporary Labor Services Act; create.
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54. HB 54
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of hotel under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
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55. HB 55
Not Rated
Practice of medicine or dentistry; allow person convicted of certain crimes to practice after license reinstatement.
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56. HB 56
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for public school capital improvements.
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57. HB 57
Not Rated
Housing Repair Grant Fund; authorize issuance of bonds to provide funds for grants to low income individuals for home repair.
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58. HB 58
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Delta Blues Museum with installation of permanent exhibits.
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59. HB 59
Not Rated
'Mississippi Promise Scholarship Act of 2020'; establish to provide tuition assistance for tuition-free community and junior college attendance.
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60. HB 60
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; require school districts to notify of nonreemployment within 10 days after adopting budget.
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61. HB 61
Not Rated
Automatic voter registration; authorize for those who apply for the issuance, renewal or change of address of driver's license.
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62. HB 62
Not Rated
Mobile homes; give owner of one year to redeem the property after sold for taxes.
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63. HB 63
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sale of electricity, street lights and security equipment to homeowners' associations for security purposes.
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64. HB 64
Good Policy
Traffic ticket quotas; prohibit state and local agencies from establishing.
Analysis: This bill eliminates the practice of law enforcement agencies assigning arrest and citation quotas to their officers. Law enforcement agencies that engage in this practice denigrate the legitimacy of the criminal justice system and change the nature of law enforcement from one bent on curbing crime to one focused on creating criminals out of citizens. This legislation invites justice and principled police work back into Mississippi communities where quotas are unjustifiably used to create a justice system that works for the state as opposed to for the people.
65. HB 65
Not Rated
Conditions of probation; clarify that courts may provide certain treatment for veterans when placed on probation.
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66. HB 66
Not Rated
Local governments capital improvements revolving loan program; include municipal natural gas facilities.
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67. HB 67
Not Rated
Private correctional facilities contractor; must have ability to use local vendors when providing services to offenders.
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68. HB 68
Not Rated
Elections; establish procedure for automatic registration of voters.
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69. HB 69
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Mental Health for additional funding for crisis centers and outpatient services.
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70. HB 70
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Lee County and municipalities of Verona, Plantersville and Shannon with certain projects.
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71. HB 71
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; provide to certain individuals with a minimum of ten years experience in public school districts or certain nonpublic schools.
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72. HB 72
Not Rated
Post-conviction relief; authorize successive application if state law changes.
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73. HB 73
Neutral
Wireless Communication Commission; remove ITS control over.
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74. HB 74
Not Rated
Riding bailiffs; revise compensation of.
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75. HB 75
Not Rated
Third Chancery Court District; authorize an additional judge.
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76. HB 76
Not Rated
Fuel tax; authorize certain municipalities to impose after an election to be used for road and bridge repair/maintenance.
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77. HB 77
Not Rated
Religious Freedom Act and Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act; repeal.
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78. HB 78
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson in making repairs and improvements to water and sewer systems.
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79. HB 79
Not Rated
Oxycontin pills; limit RX to 75 pills per RX unless patient is hospitalized or in nursing home.
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80. HB 80
Not Rated
Hospitals; require to examine persons at ER with sickle cell disease symptoms within four hours after admission.
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81. HB 81
Not Rated
Body-worn cameras; prohibit law enforcement from recreating past activities with.
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82. HB 82
Not Rated
Retirement; county board attorneys and city attorneys shall be members of PERS regardless of hours/week worked.
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83. HB 83
Not Rated
Case plans for nonviolent inmates; require certain programs be placed within.
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84. HB 84
Not Rated
Case plans for inmates who committed violent offenses; require certain programs be placed within.
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85. HB 85
Not Rated
Voting systems; require those purchased to be able to scan actual ballot.
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86. HB 86
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with removal and demolition of certain dilapidated and blighted properties.
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87. HB 87
Not Rated
Early voting; require Secretary of State to authorize for overseas military.
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88. HB 88
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds to assist JSU with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program.
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89. HB 89
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; authorize to administer the 'Halfway House Grant Program.'
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90. HB 90
Neutral
Community or junior colleges; authorize to administer construction contracts of $1,000,000.00 or less, and exempt certain oversight.
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91. HB 91
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with improvements to Eubanks Creek.
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92. HB 92
Not Rated
Mental Health Treatment Facility; revise hearing and commitment procedures.
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93. HB 93
Not Rated
Smart State Act; create.
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94. HB 94
Bad Policy
Center for Rural Health Innovation; establish to provide services and resources to rural hospitals.
Analysis: This bill creates the Mississippi Center for Rural Health Innovation, which is to be an entity operating under the auspices of the State Department of Health. Ironically, this new government entity is tasked with solving a crisis that was brought on by government polices. This is a classic example of government creating an issue (the absence of rural hospitals in this case) and then spending resources to "solve" this problem through a brand new "commission" or "board" or in this case, "center." Certificate of Need Laws in addition with other arbitrary and freedom-threatening government mandates on the health care industry have driven up the cost of providing medical services in Mississippi and effectively priced rural Mississippi out of the healthcare market. Now, the state government wants to spend more taxpayer dollars to fund a "center" to solve this issue. This bill is government hypocrisy at its finest.
95. HB 95
Not Rated
Commissioner of Insurance; provide shall resolve certain disputes between provider and insured regarding billing.
Analysis: This will allow consumers to seek arbitration on hospital/ insurance and billing issues. However, there is no appeals process outside of the Department of Insurance.
96. HB 96
Good Policy
Emergency medical services provider; include fire stations and ambulances in definition under Baby Drop-off Law.
Analysis: This bill changes the definition of "emergency medical services provider" to included fire stations and ambulances that are staffed with full time firefighters or emergency medical personnel. This effectively adds fire stations and staffed ambulances to the list of authorized locations under the "baby drop-off" law. The purpose of this is to increase the number of authorized and monitored locations that a child 3 days or under can be left in order to avoid abandonment of these infants somewhere other than a monitored area.
97. HB 97
Bad Policy
Sell of urine; prohibit and prescribe criminal penalties for violation of.
Analysis: This bill outlaws the sale or distribution of real or synthetic urine for the purpose of affecting the results of a drug test. Penalties of a $1,000 fine and 6 months imprisonment are included. Attempting to cheat a government-administered drug test is already a crime, the crime should belong to the person responsible for the wrongdoing, not anybody who the state deems is loosely-connected with the crime.
98. HB 98
Not Rated
Case plans for inmates; require ordered alcohol or drug treatment to commence within 90 days of admission.
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99. HB 99
Not Rated
Blue; designate as the official state color.
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100. HB 100
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care reform law.
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101. HB 101
Not Rated
Mississippi Smoke-free Air Act of 2020; create.
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102. HB 102
Not Rated
Health insurance policies; require coverage for certain obesity treatments.
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103. HB 103
Not Rated
Joint state-county work program; require DOC to utilize under certain circumstances.
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104. HB 104
Not Rated
Motor vehicle liability insurance; increase minimum coverage required.
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105. HB 105
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Yazoo County with renovation of county courthouse.
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106. HB 106
Not Rated
Driver's license; authorize issuance of hardship license to persons who have their licenses suspended as a result of being out of compliance with order for support.
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107. HB 107
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Holmes County with improvements to county roads and bridges.
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108. HB 108
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise exemption that counties may grant on motor vehicles owned by volunteer firefighters.
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109. HB 109
Not Rated
Out-of-state tuition; waive for nonresident children of Mississippi emergency service personnel killed in line of duty.
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110. HB 110
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; provide to certain individuals with a minimum of five years experience in public school districts or certain nonpublic schools.
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111. HB 111
Not Rated
Statute of limitations; remove for crimes against children.
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112. HB 112
Not Rated
State song; designate 'My Home Mississippi' as second official song.
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113. HB 113
Not Rated
Patriotic societies; authorize principal to allow to speak to the student body on importance of civic duty.
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114. HB 114
Not Rated
K-12 attendance centers; revise assignment of points for purposes of accountability ratings.
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115. HB 115
Not Rated
Code-charter municipality governing authorities; may delegate duties related to personnel actions.
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116. HB 116
Not Rated
Sales tax; divert an additional amount to municipalities to be used to fund infrastructure projects.
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117. HB 117
Good Policy
Water well contractor's license; remove requirement that applicant must present three affidavits to the DEQ examining committee.
Analysis: This bill removes a requirement that stipulates that three affidavits must be submitted to the DEQ Examining Committee for the successful application for a Water Well Contractor's license. This removes an unnecessary hurdle that those seeking gainful employment in the Water Well Contractor's field must overcome. The state should be in the business of making it easier to attain employment, not more difficult, and this bill does that by removing arbitrary licensing requirements.
118. HB 118
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Holly Springs for widening a road for the Springs Industrial Park.
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119. HB 119
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Holly Springs with improvements to Mississippi Highway 178.
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120. HB 120
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Holly Springs with restoration of former Holly Springs Water and Light Plant building.
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121. HB 121
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Holly Springs with construction of a wellness and aquatics center.
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122. HB 122
Not Rated
Spouses and children of first responders killed in the line of duty; provide scholarship for attendance at post-secondary institutions.
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123. HB 123
Not Rated
Tax credits; authorize for employers of convicted felons.
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124. HB 124
Good Policy
Nonadjudication of criminal case; includes crimes listed as crimes of violence under Section 97-3-2 for felonies.
Analysis: This bill allows for the non-adjudication of those who enter guilty pleas to crimes of violence. Non-adjudication allows for the court to take rehabilitative measures for qualifying defendants as opposed to jail time. Rehabilitation is always preferable over jail time as it saves the tax payer money and is shown to result in fewer cases of recidivism.
125. HB 125
Not Rated
Law enforcement flag; prescribe design of and authorize law enforcement agencies to display and fly.
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126. HB 126
Not Rated
DUI; clarify eligibility for nonadjudication of those holding a commercial driver's license.
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127. HB 127
Neutral
Budget process; bring forward various sections relating to.
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128. HB 128
Not Rated
Bonds; create pilot program for grants to certain municipalities for security cameras and equipment and authorize bonds to provide funds.
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129. HB 129
Not Rated
Accountability rating system; revise to provide for method of accommodating certain students with cognitive disabilities and dropouts.
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130. HB 130
Not Rated
Accountability rating system; abolish A-F ratings and implement percentage designation ratings.
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131. HB 131
Not Rated
Homeowner's Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program; create.
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132. HB 132
Not Rated
Health; State Health Officer shall develop program to close the gap in health status of gender and racial groups.
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133. HB 133
Not Rated
Dating violence; require school districts to adopt a policy and educate students on.
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134. HB 134
Not Rated
Compulsory-school-age child; revise definition of by increasing required age to 18 years.
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135. HB 135
Not Rated
Domestic abuse court program; establish.
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136. HB 136
Not Rated
Youth and Community Safety Act; create.
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137. HB 137
Not Rated
'Mississippi Youthbuild Act'; create.
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138. HB 138
Not Rated
Purchase of automatic weapon; place certain restrictions on.
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139. HB 139
Not Rated
Video lottery terminals; authorize lottery board to allow with certain restrictions.
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140. HB 140
Not Rated
Universities and colleges; require to provide mental health assessments to members of school athletic teams.
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141. HB 141
Not Rated
Child Care For Working Families Study Committee; create.
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142. HB 142
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize credit for certain child care expenses, child care centers and child care center teachers and directors.
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143. HB 143
Not Rated
Bonds; create rural counties and municipalities cellular and broadband grant program and authorize issuance of bonds.
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144. HB 144
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Tchula with road improvements.
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145. HB 145
Not Rated
Appropriation; Holmes County Consolidated School District for expenses of consolidation.
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146. HB 146
Not Rated
Department of Human Services; authorize to use additional methods of communication to send notices relating to child support.
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147. HB 147
Not Rated
Mississippi Skill Standards Board; create as an advisory board on industry standards.
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148. HB 148
Not Rated
Student residency requirements; require State Board of Education to adopt uniform policy to be implemented by school boards.
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149. HB 149
Not Rated
Tuition waiver; provide for certain foster and adopted children and wards of the state to attend a state-supported IHL.
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150. HB 150
Good Policy
Dentists; provide immunity for providing charitable and emergency services.
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151. HB 151
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property or services to Natchez Children's Services.
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152. HB 152
Not Rated
Rural Hospitals Capital Improvements Revolving Loan Program; establish.
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153. HB 153
Not Rated
Community and Police Safety Act; create.
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154. HB 154
Not Rated
Casinos; revise locations in Tunica County where may locate.
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155. HB 155
Not Rated
Lottery; clarify liquor stores able to serve as lottery retailers.
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156. HB 156
Not Rated
Trip optimizer system; exempt youth services counselors from.
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157. HB 157
Not Rated
Vulnerable person; revise elements for misdemeanors and felonies related to abuse of.
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158. HB 158
Bad Policy
The Sexual Assault Response For College Students Act; create.
Analysis: This bill creates a universal policy for all colleges and universities in the state regarding sexual assault prevention and response. It provides the institutions of higher learning with broad authorities and responsibilities including the authority to adjudicate alleged incidents regarding sexual crimes. While the goal of this bill is worthy, it saddles our institutions of higher learning with unfunded mandates and raises concerns about the protection of due process with in-house adjudication of these incidents.
159. HB 159
Not Rated
Radar; authorize sheriff and deputies to use on county roads to enforce speed limits.
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160. HB 160
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for certain convictions of embezzlement after 14 years.
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161. HB 161
Not Rated
'Critical Needs Teacher Forgivable Loan Program'; delete automatic repealer on and other applicable provisions.
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162. HB 162
Not Rated
Motor vehicles; regulate certain recovery of towed vehicles.
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163. HB 163
Not Rated
Expungement; remove embezzlement from list of nonexpungeable crimes.
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164. HB 164
Not Rated
End-of-course assessments; remove mandatory requirement of passing score as a condition of graduation.
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165. HB 165
Not Rated
Statewide Assessment Program; require SBE to use ACT Aspire as summative assessment.
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166. HB 166
Not Rated
Firearms possession; authorize for nonviolent felons in homes and cars.
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167. HB 167
Not Rated
Life jackets; increase minimum age of person required to wear on certain vessels.
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168. HB 168
Bad Policy
'Mississippi Universal Prekindergarten Program Act of 2020'; enact.
Analysis: This bill creates a universal prekindergarten program in Mississippi. Parents would have four options under this bill: Send their children to the prekindergarten program in their home school district, send their children to the prekindergarten program in another district of their choice at the cost of their home district, send their children to an approved private kindergarten program at the cost of their home district, or opt out of the kindergarten program entirely. This will increase the state’s involvement in prekindergarten, including private programs and force the state to divert money away from other priorities. And we are doing this while a great deal of uncertainty exists regarding the actual effectiveness of prekindergarten.
169. HB 169
Not Rated
PERS; allow retirees to teach in critical needs areas and work full time and receive full salary for three years.
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170. HB 170
Not Rated
Medicaid; require Governor and Division of Medicaid to negotiate to obtain federal waiver to expand Medicaid coverage.
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171. HB 171
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish at $8.25 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime.
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172. HB 172
Good Policy
Mobile sports wagering; authorize.
Analysis: This bill identifies gambling platforms on the internet, on websites or on mobile devices, as approved platforms for gambling. Authorizing internet based sports wagering is the next logical step in the abolition of anti-gambling laws that deny citizens the basic right to do with their money as they please.
173. HB 173
Not Rated
End-of-course subject area tests; discontinue and require administration of ACT to determine proficiency.
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174. HB 174
Not Rated
Disabilities, persons with; modernize terminology used to refer to.
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175. HB 175
Not Rated
Interpretation language assistance services; provide for certain youth at juvenile detention centers.
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176. HB 176
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for persons who have received an executive pardon.
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177. HB 177
Not Rated
Mississippi River Delta Promise Zone Act of 2020; create and divert portion of state gaming revenue to assist in carrying out purposes of.
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178. HB 178
Not Rated
Legislative Public Project Grant Program; create.
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179. HB 179
Not Rated
HIV crimes; increase penalties for intentional exposure or contact with blood or seminal fluid.
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180. HB 180
Not Rated
Appropriation; Mississippi Delta Strategic Compact.
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181. HB 181
Not Rated
'Mississippi Eyes on Smiling Students Health Act'; enact to require vision screening and oral health assessments for certain students.
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182. HB 182
Not Rated
School board members; authorize excused absences from board meeting in the event of family emergency.
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183. HB 183
Not Rated
Licensed professional counselors; revise qualifications for licensure for applicants who meet certain requirements.
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184. HB 184
Not Rated
Long-term care facilities; require residents of certain to obtain a preneed contract within 6 months after admission.
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185. HB 185
Not Rated
Mississippi Department of Human Services employees; remove prohibition on participating in political campaigns for.
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186. HB 186
Not Rated
Appropriation; UMMC to support a medical residency program at Delta Regional Medical Center.
Analysis:
187. HB 187
Not Rated
Medical records; persons seeking disability benefits may obtain at no charge until final determination of disability.
Analysis:
188. HB 188
Bad Policy
Mississippi History and United States Government; require to be included in curriculum for all students in Grades 9-12.
Analysis: This bill requires courses in Mississippi History and United States Government to be included in all 9th-12th grade curriculums in the state. While civic knowledge is certainly important, this bill mandates a set curriculum for homeschoolers that denies them their right to their own education program.
189. HB 189
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Greenville with extension of Colorado Street.
Analysis:
190. HB 190
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Health for a grant to the Southern Health Commission in Washington County.
Analysis:
191. HB 191
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Health to establish and operate two STD/HIV specialty clinics.
Analysis:
192. HB 192
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health Department for support of Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.
Analysis:
193. HB 193
Not Rated
Mississippi River Delta Promise Zone Act of 2020; create.
Analysis:
194. HB 194
Not Rated
Electric Power Association Law; bring forward entirely and amend election provisions of.
Analysis:
195. HB 195
Not Rated
CON; provide for exception to home health agency moratorium for certain hospice licensees.
Analysis:
196. HB 196
Not Rated
Mississippi Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund; establish and authorize Mississippi Home Corporation to administer.
Analysis:
197. HB 197
Not Rated
Chronic Diseases; direct Health Department to establish WISEWOMAN and WISEMAN programs to reduce incidence of.
Analysis:
198. HB 198
Not Rated
Workers' Compensation Law; increase maximum total recovery under to 520 weeks.
Analysis:
199. HB 199
Not Rated
Radar; authorize sheriff and deputy sheriffs to use on county roads to enforce speed limits.
Analysis:
200. HB 200
Not Rated
High school curriculum; require elective secular courses on the Bible and religion.
Analysis:
201. HB 201
Not Rated
Juneteenth Freedom Day; designate June 19 as.
Analysis:
202. HB 202
Not Rated
State Flag; provide for statewide referendum on removing Confederate Battle Flag from the design of.
Analysis:
203. HB 203
Not Rated
Holy Bible; designate as the official state book of Mississippi.
Analysis:
204. HB 204
Not Rated
English language learners; require waivers of accountability for districts with 25% of enrollment being.
Analysis:
205. HB 205
Not Rated
English language learners; increase funding to districts with 20% or more enrolled student population comprised of.
Analysis:
206. HB 206
Not Rated
Mississippi English Language Learners Scholarship Program; create under the Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship Program.
Analysis:
207. HB 207
Not Rated
Child support enforcement and collection; terminate contract with private entity for and DHS shall perform.
Analysis:
208. HB 208
Not Rated
Military education credits and certifications; require IHL, MCCB and SWIB to develop policy for acceptance of toward academic credit.
Analysis:
209. HB 209
Not Rated
Medical marijuana; authorize Alcorn State University to enter into MOU for local farmers to grow for out-of-state vendors.
Analysis:
210. HB 210
Not Rated
Mississippi Commission on Wage Review; create.
Analysis:
211. HB 211
Not Rated
Chancery court; require to order certain persons held pending mental evaluation.
Analysis:
212. HB 212
Not Rated
Scholastic year; increase number of days for schools with an accountability rating of 'D' or 'F.'
Analysis:
213. HB 213
Not Rated
Electronic communication service provider; prohibit disclosure of information concerning certain subpoenas and search warrants.
Analysis:
214. HB 214
Not Rated
Contracts; require to be written in large print.
Analysis:
215. HB 215
Not Rated
Disabled person's vehicle tag; remove requirement for physician's certification for annual renewal.
Analysis:
216. HB 216
Not Rated
Mississippi Secure Choice Savings Program; establish.
Analysis:
217. HB 217
Bad Policy
Open container of alcohol; create offense for.
Analysis: This bill creates an "open container law" that holds that the operator (driver) of any motor vehicle is to be considered "in possession" of any open container found in the vehicle, even of the open container is physically in the possession of someone else in the passenger seat. This is an affront to personal liberty and carries with it a minimum fine of $100.
218. HB 218
Not Rated
Sales tax; remove requirement that certain taxpayers pay June liability for the tax on or before June 25.
Analysis:
219. HB 219
Not Rated
State employee personal and major medical leave; revise definition of 'catastrophe injury or illness' to include mental illness for the purpose of the donation of.
Analysis:
220. HB 220
Not Rated
Vocational Education and Technology Camp; create pilot program at Itawamba Community College for Lee/Monroe County students.
Analysis:
221. HB 221
Not Rated
Municipal annexation; provide that an election shall be held on the question of.
Analysis:
222. HB 222
Not Rated
Salaries of statewide elected officials; increase.
Analysis:
223. HB 223
Not Rated
Monuments on public property; prohibit the removal or relocation unless authorized by legislation.
Analysis:
224. HB 224
Not Rated
Marriage license; require previously married applicant to provide certified copy of divorce or annulment when applying for.
Analysis:
225. HB 225
Not Rated
Bonds; create small municipalities security cameras and equipment grant program and authorize bonds to provide funds.
Analysis:
226. HB 226
Not Rated
Elections; prohibit use of word 're-elect' unless for person who is current incumbent of the office sought.
Analysis:
227. HB 227
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore automatically once a person has been released from the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
Analysis:
228. HB 228
Not Rated
Lobbying; revise definition of.
Analysis:
229. HB 229
Good Policy
MS Accountability and Transparency Act; revise to include certain counties and municipalities.
Analysis: This bill requires counties with a population of 80,000 or greater and municipalities with a population of 10,000 or greater to maintain an accountability and transparency website. This increases government transparency with the aim of reducing misuse of public funds and enhances the ability of the citizen to know how their tax dollars are being used.
230. HB 230
Neutral
Daylight saving time; observe year-round if federal law is amended to allow it.
Analysis: This bill stipulates that if the United States Congress authorizes states to observe daylight saving time year-round, Mississippi will do so.
231. HB 231
Not Rated
Electric vehicle tax; exempt low speed vehicles.
Analysis:
232. HB 232
Not Rated
Legislature; limit introduction of general bills requiring majority vote for passage to sessions in even-numbered years.
Analysis:
233. HB 233
Not Rated
Compulsory school attendance; revise to remove certain excused absences.
Analysis:
234. HB 234
Neutral
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to Cold War veterans.
Analysis:
235. HB 235
Not Rated
Identity theft; establish procedure for victim to have debt forgiven and credit reports purged.
Analysis:
236. HB 236
Not Rated
School curriculum; require comprehensive Mississippi History course for public school students in Grade 9.
Analysis:
237. HB 237
Not Rated
Public school curriculum; require instruction in mental illness as part of Health Education.
Analysis:
238. HB 238
Not Rated
Adoption; revise home study and residency requirements.
Analysis:
239. HB 239
Not Rated
Public records; exempt the booking information of certain mentally ill patients from.
Analysis:
240. HB 240
Not Rated
Indecent assault; create the crime of.
Analysis:
241. HB 241
Good Policy
Sexting by minors; provide as a delinquent act.
Analysis: This bill creates the offense of "sexting by a minor". It is a misdemeanor crime only applicable to minors who transmit indecent images of other minors electronically.
242. HB 242
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Corinth-Alcorn County Recreation Commission with construction of a splash pad.
Analysis:
243. HB 243
Not Rated
School board members; establish annual salary based on student enrollment.
Analysis:
244. HB 244
Not Rated
Pawnbrokers, title pledge lenders and check cashers; reduce maximum rate of interest that they may charge for their services.
Analysis:
245. HB 245
Not Rated
State advertising; prohibit elected and appointed officers from publicly participating in.
Analysis:
246. HB 246
Not Rated
Elected official; prohibit from changing political party affiliation during term of office.
Analysis:
247. HB 247
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Holmes County with construction of a park.
Analysis:
248. HB 248
Not Rated
Interrogations; require all to be conducted by law enforcement to be recorded.
Analysis:
249. HB 249
Not Rated
Tobacco; increase excise tax on all products except cigarettes.
Analysis:
250. HB 250
Not Rated
Nursing homes; require to purchase and maintain a minimum amount of liability insurance.
Analysis:
251. HB 251
Not Rated
Cigarettes; increase excise tax on.
Analysis:
252. HB 252
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize automatically for first-time offenders.
Analysis:
253. HB 253
Not Rated
Mineral rights; revert to surface owner after certain period of time.
Analysis:
254. HB 254
Not Rated
Supplemental Legislative Retirement Plan; new legislators not members and current members don't earn additional credit.
Analysis:
255. HB 255
Not Rated
Implied consent; revise suspension period during appeals for refusal to submit to chemical test.
Analysis:
256. HB 256
Not Rated
Employment-at-will doctrine; abolish and create 'Good Faith in Employment Act.'
Analysis:
257. HB 257
Not Rated
Mississippi Special Needs Housing Steering Council; create.
Analysis:
258. HB 258
Not Rated
Historic Courthouse Fund; create to provide grants to counties for maintenance/restoration of historic courthouses.
Analysis:
259. HB 259
Not Rated
Criminal investigators; add two to the 21st Circuit Court District.
Analysis:
260. HB 260
Not Rated
MS Guardianship and Conservatorship Act; require actions pending before effective date to be governed by preceding laws.
Analysis:
261. HB 261
Good Policy
Occupational licensing; provide for recognition of out-of-state licenses if applicants satisfy certain conditions.
Analysis: This bill requires occupational licensing boards to issue licenses to those who already have a comparable license from another state or jurisdiction. This applies to Mississippi residents and spouses of military members who are stationed in Mississippi. This bill will remove a barrier to work while helping to draw entrepreneurs and small-businesses into the state, jumpstarting our economy in the process.
262. HB 262
Bad Policy
E-verify program; transfer responsibility of administering to the Commission of Agriculture and Commerce.
Analysis: This bill is a regulatory change transferring ownership of the E-verify program from the Department of Employment Security to the Department of Agriculture. The bigger issue is the E-verify program itself. It has been proven to be unreliable at its purpose, technical glitches can keep legal employees out of jobs, and it turns our state into a permission society, where we must receive government permission to work. The bill also included penalties for businesses whose E-verify reporting show inconsistencies. This unjustly transfers the responsibility of policing immigration from the state to Mississippi's businesses.
263. HB 263
Bad Policy
School attendance officers; clarify salaries of.
Analysis: This bill raises the salaries of school attendance officers. Raising the salaries of school officials is not a prudent solution to repairing the state of our public education. There are a myriad of needs present in our public education system, higher salaries for school administrators is not one of them.
264. HB 264
Bad Policy
Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol officers and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics officers; clarify salaries of.
Analysis: This bill raises the salaries for all officers of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. Every Mississippian has a taxpayer burden of over $11,000 and the state is currently attempting to foot a $14 Billion bill with around $5.7 Billion of assets. The financial reality of the state of Mississippi is one that was reached through reckless government and needless pay increases for government workers. With these numbers in mind it is hard to imagine a legitimate justification for further raising the salaries of government workers.
265. HB 265
Bad Policy
Elected state officers; salaries shall not be more than average of salaries of equivalent officials in adjacent states.
Analysis: This bill raises current salaries for statewide elected officers at a level roughly equivalent to that of adjacent states. There is no justification for a raise in these salaries. Also, as there is no shortage of people who would seek these jobs, their salaries are way above their actual market value.
266. HB 266
Neutral
State contract price; authorize rural water associations to purchase commodities under.
Analysis:
267. HB 267
Not Rated
School districts; require each school to have epinephrine auto-injectors and AEDs in every building and cafeteria.
Analysis:
268. HB 268
Not Rated
Public universities and colleges; require to have epinephrine auto-injectors and AEDs in every building on campus.
Analysis:
269. HB 269
Not Rated
Firearms; prohibit public officials and employees from certain acts regarding.
Analysis:
270. HB 270
Not Rated
Department of Corrections discharge plans; require explanation of disenfranchising crimes and provide opportunity for offenders to become registered voters.
Analysis:
271. HB 271
Not Rated
Life estates; authorize grantor to revoke at any time before his or her death.
Analysis:
272. HB 272
Not Rated
Dog and Cat abuse; conform reporting to FBI guidelines.
Analysis:
273. HB 273
Good Policy
Municipal judges; authorize to hold court outside municipal boundaries that is more than within a one-mile radius of municipality to accept pleas.
Analysis: This bill allows judges to hold court at locations outside of their municipalities for the purpose of accepting pleas.
274. HB 274
Neutral
HELP Grant Program; align curriculum with changes for college preparatory as required by IHL.
Analysis: This bill removes the stipulation that a student's required high school coursework for acceptance into the HELP grant program include specific coursework. This lessens the requirement from having completed specific coursework to having simply completed enough coursework to graduate from high school.
275. HB 275
Not Rated
'Child Safety Alarm Act'; enact to implement safeguards for children left unattended in vehicles.
Analysis:
276. HB 276
Not Rated
Compulsory-school-age child; revise definition of by increasing required age to 18 years.
Analysis:
277. HB 277
Not Rated
'Our Children's Health Impacts Our Future Law'; enact to require parental acknowledgement of notice upon student enrollment.
Analysis:
278. HB 278
Neutral
Sixteenth section land; authorize leasing of certain land by cities/counties for less than minimum percentage of market value under certain circumstances.
Analysis:
279. HB 279
Not Rated
Prohibition on Price Gouging for Essential Drugs Act; create.
Analysis:
280. HB 280
Not Rated
Schools in district transformation; prohibit mandatory consolidation if progressing toward termination of district transformation status.
Analysis:
281. HB 281
Not Rated
Graves and abandoned public cemeteries; create process to enter and exit without landowner's permission.
Analysis:
282. HB 282
Good Policy
Golf carts and low-speed vehicles; allow municipalities to authorize operation on municipal streets.
Analysis: This bill authorizes local municipalities to be the sole deciders on road permits for Golf carts and low-speed vehicles in their jurisdiction. Decentralization of authority on trivial matters such as permits for golf carts and other low-speed vehicles is prudent as local government is typically more equipped to handle these local issues.
283. HB 283
Not Rated
Starkville High School AP Government Class of 2019 Motor Voter Act; create to establish the procedure for the automatic registration of voters.
Analysis:
284. HB 284
Not Rated
Appropriation; MDOC to pay regional facilities $32.50 per day for each state inmate.
Analysis:
285. HB 285
Not Rated
Tobacco; prohibit sale of candy or food product that mimics.
Analysis:
286. HB 286
Not Rated
DUI; revise license suspension for test refusal if licensee pleads guilty.
Analysis:
287. HB 287
Not Rated
Life insurance; authorize funeral services provider to obtain certain information regarding a deceased's.
Analysis:
288. HB 288
Not Rated
Credit reports; prohibit release of information unless authorized by the consumer.
Analysis:
289. HB 289
Not Rated
Firearms; revise limits placed on counties and municipalities to regulate.
Analysis:
290. HB 290
Not Rated
License plates for disabled individuals; revise various provisions relating to.
Analysis:
291. HB 291
Not Rated
Tax Returns Uniformly Made Public Act; create.
Analysis:
292. HB 292
Not Rated
MAEP; define 'at-risk pupil' and include a child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
Analysis:
293. HB 293
Not Rated
Medicaid; revise reimbursement rate for durable medical equipment (DME) and exempt DME from 5% reduction.
Analysis:
294. HB 294
Not Rated
MAEP; increase adjustment to base student cost for at-risk students.
Analysis:
295. HB 295
Not Rated
Child custody; clarify that equally shared parenting time is in the best interest of the child.
Analysis:
296. HB 296
Not Rated
Income tax; exclude from gross income compensation and income of honorable discharged veterans.
Analysis:
297. HB 297
Neutral
Absentee voting; require votes to be cast electronically in registrar's office or by mail.
Analysis:
298. HB 298
Not Rated
Bible courses; require the State Board of Education to develop a curriculum and guidelines for inclusion at the high school level.
Analysis:
299. HB 299
Not Rated
Headlights; require to be used whenever windshield wipers necessitated.
Analysis:
300. HB 300
Not Rated
Railroad crossings; require MDOT to review all passive crossings to determine if any are particularly dangerous.
Analysis:
301. HB 301
Not Rated
Marijuana possession; provide civil penalty for.
Analysis:
302. HB 302
Not Rated
Grandparent visitation; revise to include great-grandparents.
Analysis:
303. HB 303
Not Rated
Firearms licensed; require proof of mental health evaluation.
Analysis:
304. HB 304
Not Rated
Income tax; exclude overtime compensation from gross income.
Analysis:
305. HB 305
Not Rated
Victims of crimes; authorize to choose the prosecutor of choice.
Analysis:
306. HB 306
Not Rated
Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission; return to a special fund agency.
Analysis:
307. HB 307
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to the Freedom House in Canton.
Analysis:
308. HB 308
Not Rated
Cash Deposit Bond; create supplemental provisions to existing law.
Analysis:
309. HB 309
Not Rated
Law enforcement; require to provide mental health evaluation within 24 hours of arrest and establish training standards.
Analysis:
310. HB 310
Not Rated
Deeds; revise recording deadline when deadline occurs on a weekend.
Analysis:
311. HB 311
Not Rated
Circuit and county courts; authorize to obtain certain mental health records for bond/sentencing hearings.
Analysis:
312. HB 312
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds to assist Canton in the construction of a convention center.
Analysis:
313. HB 313
Not Rated
Workers' Compensation Law; require blood tests and autopsies in found dead cases under certain conditions.
Analysis:
314. HB 314
Not Rated
Workers' compensation; increase assessment for the Second Injury Trust Fund.
Analysis:
315. HB 315
Not Rated
Patient Choice Act of 2020; create.
Analysis:
316. HB 316
Not Rated
Towing companies; revise procedures when receiving motor vehicle not claimed by owner or lienholder.
Analysis:
317. HB 317
Not Rated
Motor vehicle liability insurance; require to renew registration.
Analysis:
318. HB 318
Not Rated
Commercial Lines Modernization Act; enact.
Analysis:
319. HB 319
Not Rated
Motor vehicle reporting laws; clarify.
Analysis:
320. HB 320
Not Rated
Hemp-derived CBD oil; exclude from schedule I controlled substances list.
Analysis:
321. HB 321
Not Rated
Student records; require school districts to store permanent and cumulative records in digital format.
Analysis:
322. HB 322
Good Policy
Veterans; establish a permissive preference in private employment for certain veterans.
Analysis: This bill protects businesses who wish to give preference to honorably discharged veterans, unremarried widows of deceased honorably discharged veterans who died in the line of duty, and spouses of people with total disabilities when hiring. As a general rule the government should not be regulating who private businesses should or should not hire. However, businesses being allowed to give preference to a certain group of potential employees is integral to their freedom and this bill protects that albeit under a narrow set of circumstances.
323. HB 323
Not Rated
MS Trauma Care Systems Fund; remove monetary cap on.
Analysis:
324. HB 324
Not Rated
Automobile insurance; require diminution of value as additional damages when third-party negligence damages a motor vehicle.
Analysis:
325. HB 325
Not Rated
End-of-course subject area tests; discontinue and require minimum score on the ACT for graduation.
Analysis:
326. HB 326
Good Policy
Cottage food operation; increase maximum annual gross sales to $35,000.00 and authorize to advertise over the Internet.
Analysis: This bill raises the amount of gross sales a cottage food operation may generate before being subject to food establishment fees and authorizes them to advertise over the internet. Businesses should not be subject to arbitrary government sales caps, especially ones that incentivize making less money. Raising the cap from $20,000 to $35,000 is a step in the right direction, however, government caps on how successful a business is allowed to be before government retribution is levied denigrates the freedom of our market and effectively caps our economic potential.
327. HB 327
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Pike County with improvements at Gateway Industrial Park.
Analysis:
328. HB 328
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Scenic Rivers Development Alliance with projects in Amite, Franklin, Pike, Walthall and Wilkinson Counties.
Analysis:
329. HB 329
Not Rated
Mineral interests; owner of nonproducing interest held separately from surface estate will be liable for portion of ad valorem taxes on land.
Analysis:
330. HB 330
Not Rated
Hypodermic syringes or needles; unlawful to sell, obtain, purchase or possess as a direct consumer without a written prescription.
Analysis:
331. HB 331
Not Rated
Possession of cell phones and certain contraband by incarcerated offenders and correctional employees; provide enhanced penalty.
Analysis:
332. HB 332
Not Rated
Mineral estates; revert to surface estate owner after ten-year period of nonproduction.
Analysis:
333. HB 333
Not Rated
Technical and vocational curriculum; require SDE to develop as alternative to college preparatory curriculum.
Analysis:
334. HB 334
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds to school districts for vocational education improvements.
Analysis:
335. HB 335
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Education for new program to make funding available to school districts for enhancing vocational education.
Analysis:
336. HB 336
Neutral
Mississippi Workforce Development Study Committee; create.
Analysis: This bill creates Mississippi Workforce Development Study Committee whose function is to review the curriculum of K-12 schools and offer to the legislature a set of findings and recommendations for our public schools.
337. HB 337
Not Rated
Vocational education; provide additional funding to school districts demonstrating need for enhancements.
Analysis:
338. HB 338
Not Rated
Mississippi Transportation Commission; require to allocate funds equally between the four congressional districts.
Analysis:
339. HB 339
Not Rated
Appropriations; MDES to fund Mississippi Works Career-Tech Scholars Program at community colleges.
Analysis:
340. HB 340
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sale of tangible personal property or services to Itawamba Crossroads Ranch, Inc.
Analysis:
341. HB 341
Bad Policy
Career and technical education programs; require SBE and MCCB to collaborate for administration of.
Analysis: This bill spends more taxpayer dollars on the creation of the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program. This program sets up awards in the amount of $1,000 for every school district that has a student earn an industry certification. It also increases the amount that each public school receives as a grant for every student involved in technical education from $800 to $1,000. Although technical education is a worthy cause, this bill authorizes additional expenditures towards these programs that are unnecessary.
342. HB 342
Not Rated
Civil Rights Memorial Day; designate the last Monday in April as.
Analysis:
343. HB 343
Not Rated
Board of Nursing; remove physician member and consumer member from the board.
Analysis:
344. HB 344
Not Rated
Medicaid; nonresident admitted to pediatric skilled nursing facility in MS not eligible for MS Medicaid coverage.
Analysis:
345. HB 345
Not Rated
State Fire Academy; authorize as a medical responder training program.
Analysis:
346. HB 346
Not Rated
U.S. History end-of-course subject area test; remove requirement for the administration for purpose of graduation.
Analysis:
347. HB 347
Not Rated
Uninsured Motorist Act; provide coverage for claims involving person or entity immune under MTCA.
Analysis:
348. HB 348
Not Rated
Motor vehicles; require hands-free devices when calling or texting while driving and make misdemeanor violation.
Analysis:
349. HB 349
Not Rated
Nonadmitted policy fee; delete repealer on and revise distribution of.
Analysis:
350. HB 350
Not Rated
Medicaid; seek waiver for plan to expand eligibility with regional care organizations, known as 'One Mississippi.'
Analysis:
351. HB 351
Not Rated
Amusement rides; provide inspection and incident reporting requirements for.
Analysis:
352. HB 352
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; allow certain use of uniform, weapon, vehicle and equipment for disaster relief when off-duty.
Analysis:
353. HB 353
Bad Policy
Persons who violate final orders, resolutions or ordinances of local government; require to pay attorney fees to enforce orders, resolutions/ordinances.
Analysis: This bill stipulates that if a local government must file a civil action to enforce an order, resolution or ordinance that the person in violation of the order must pay all court costs and attorney fees. The responsibility of enforcing ordinances belongs to the government body enforcing them. This bill passes the responsibility of law enforcement from the government to the citizens by wrongly asking them to further subsidize their own prosecution.
354. HB 354
Not Rated
Suspension and expulsions; require 'clear and convincing' evidence as standard of proof for those more than 10 days.
Analysis:
355. HB 355
Not Rated
Appropriation; MDE to assist parents in paying school districts for cost of lost/damaged electronic devices assigned to students.
Analysis:
356. HB 356
Not Rated
DOC's evaluation of requests for proposals for canteen services; require interested third parties to have reasonable prices for services.
Analysis:
357. HB 357
Not Rated
Salvage vehicle inspections; require DPS to conduct for vehicles repaired or rebuilt in another state.
Analysis:
358. HB 358
Not Rated
Teacher salary; increase base salary of beginning teachers to $40,000/yr.
Analysis:
359. HB 359
Good Policy
Motor vehicles; delete five-day requirement regarding towing and storage of.
Analysis: This bill removes the 5 day waiting period required of a property owner who wishes to have a another person's vehicle towed from their property. This protects the property rights of property owners. If an issue arises from the removal of this regulation the 2 interested parties can handle it amongst themselves or in court.
360. HB 360
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate segment of U.S. Highway 50 in Lowndes County as 'Senator William 'Bill' Canon Memorial Highway.'
Analysis:
361. HB 361
Not Rated
Inmates convicted of capital offenses; provide parole eligibility after certain requirements are met.
Analysis:
362. HB 362
Not Rated
Jackson Metropolitan Area Airport Authority; repeal.
Analysis:
363. HB 363
Neutral
Motor vehicles; add exception for title and/or registration upon selling for wrecker and auto repair service businesses.
Analysis: This bill allows an automotive repair service or wrecker service to sell a vehicle that is legal being held as merchandise regardless of whose name is on the title.
364. HB 364
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; increase annual minimum salary to $15,000.00.
Analysis:
365. HB 365
Not Rated
Mandatory minimum sentences for crimes committed by offenders; revise which offenders are eligible for.
Analysis:
366. HB 366
Not Rated
Conjugal visits; require Department of Corrections to provide for married inmates.
Analysis:
367. HB 367
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; require implementation of an Extended Family Visitation Program for eligible offenders.
Analysis:
368. HB 368
Not Rated
Mississippi Prison Industries; require to pay inmates federal minimum wage for inmate labor.
Analysis:
369. HB 369
Not Rated
Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote; create.
Analysis:
370. HB 370
Not Rated
Funeral services; require payment for before body may be transferred from one funeral home to another.
Analysis:
371. HB 371
Not Rated
Chancery clerk; require to remove social security numbers from land transfer deeds.
Analysis:
372. HB 372
Not Rated
Case plans for inmates who committed capital offenses; require certain programs be placed within.
Analysis:
373. HB 373
Neutral
Conditional medical release; prohibit offenders convicted of capital murder from receiving.
Analysis: This bill removes the right of those convicted of capital murder to be placed on conditional medical release.
374. HB 374
Not Rated
Insurance; require certain consumer information and notice and availability of mediation regarding balance billing.
Analysis:
375. HB 375
Not Rated
Income tax; provide a credit for taxpayers who claim a federal earned income tax credit.
Analysis:
376. HB 376
Not Rated
Medicaid; eligible pregnant women shall remain eligible for maternal care services for 12 months after end of pregnancy.
Analysis:
377. HB 377
Not Rated
School board members; elect all at statewide general election for four-year term beginning November 2023.
Analysis:
378. HB 378
Neutral
Community colleges; authorize boards of trustees to approve certain policies permitting out-of-state tuition waivers.
Analysis: This bill makes it easier for community colleges to waive out-of-state tuition, requiring board approval.
379. HB 379
Bad Policy
Mississippi Marketplace Facilitator Act of 2020; create.
Analysis: This bill authorizes the state to tax, regulate and audit online "marketplace facilitators" (companies that facilitate the online buying and selling of personal property). It also includes a provision that allows this tax to be passed on to those who purchase items through the facilitator. This bill is an attempt by the state government to become involved in the growing online market of personal property. This state involvement in these online marketplaces will surely raise costs in this marketplace and make these online facilitators less inclined to operate with potential sellers/buyers in Mississippi.
380. HB 380
Not Rated
Breast-feeding; revise and strengthen statutes supporting and promoting.
Analysis:
381. HB 381
Not Rated
Perpetual care cemeteries, new; require certain acreage and trust fund deposit to establish.
Analysis:
382. HB 382
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist with maintenance of the Mississippi Telecommunication Conference and Training Center.
Analysis:
383. HB 383
Not Rated
Copper materials; prohibit transactions between certain sellers and scrap metal dealers and other purchases.
Analysis:
384. HB 384
Not Rated
State Health Insurance Plan; provide coverage for proton therapy to treat cancer and certain noncancerous tumors.
Analysis:
385. HB 385
Not Rated
Firearms; require removal of for any person determined to be mentally ill.
Analysis:
386. HB 386
Not Rated
Life insurance; authorize funeral services provider to obtain certain information within two business days.
Analysis:
387. HB 387
Not Rated
Public schools; clarify authority of local law enforcement agencies to prevent and investigate crimes on property of.
Analysis:
388. HB 388
Not Rated
Voter rolls; prohibit purging names from Statewide Elections Management System 120 days or less before the date of any election.
Analysis:
389. HB 389
Not Rated
Judges; provide additional judge for Seventh Circuit Court District.
Analysis:
390. HB 390
Not Rated
Exceptional children; require school districts to develop policy for the discipline of.
Analysis:
391. HB 391
Not Rated
Arbitration clause; considered nonbinding in certain contracts.
Analysis:
392. HB 392
Not Rated
Country of Origin Labels; clarify labeling of covered commodities.
Analysis:
393. HB 393
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; require to input missing person cases into National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS).
Analysis:
394. HB 394
Not Rated
Home rule improvement; enact for local school districts.
Analysis:
395. HB 395
Not Rated
School districts; provide strategy to promote holistic educational efficiency and opportunities for all students.
Analysis:
396. HB 396
Not Rated
Public employees; exempt from bad check fees caused by error in direct deposit made by their employer or retirement system.
Analysis:
397. HB 397
Not Rated
Wireless learning environments; require school districts to develop and implement within two years.
Analysis:
398. HB 398
Not Rated
Mississippi Statewide Assessment System; remove criminal penalties and establish maximum time educator's license may be suspended for.
Analysis:
399. HB 399
Not Rated
Homestead exemption; establish location filed as strong but rebuttable presumption of candidate's residence for election purposes.
Analysis:
400. HB 400
Not Rated
Voting registration; require by anyone who receives public assistance benefits.
Analysis:
401. HB 401
Not Rated
Medical Practice Act; bring forward sections on license suspension for purposes of amendment.
Analysis:
402. HB 402
Not Rated
Photograph identification; require for persons 12 years of age or older.
Analysis:
403. HB 403
Neutral
Highway Patrol; impose assessment for certain violations to defray expenses of.
Analysis: This bill provides for the creation of a special fund, to be funded in part by appropriations from the legislature, for uniforms, equipment and automobiles for the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
404. HB 404
Not Rated
Teachers; revise duties and responsibilities relating to student assessment and achievement before promotion.
Analysis:
405. HB 405
Not Rated
Mississippi Tuition Subsidy Forgivable Loan; create.
Analysis:
406. HB 406
Not Rated
School district efficiency; conduct feasibility study on the administration of.
Analysis:
407. HB 407
Neutral
Reverse auction; revise method of receiving bids through for agencies and governing authorities.
Analysis: Revises rules for reverse auction requirements to give certain flexibility to local governments.
408. HB 408
Not Rated
Credit for reinsurance; provide requirements for.
Analysis:
409. HB 409
Not Rated
Boards and commissions created by state statute; prescribe how members of may be removed.
Analysis:
410. HB 410
Not Rated
Radar; authorize MDOT law enforcement to use when enforcing speed limit laws on commercial vehicles.
Analysis:
411. HB 411
Bad Policy
Pawnbroker tranactions; clarify items to be included in 'transactional information.'
Analysis: This bill requires that pawn brokers maintain a detailed list of all items that pass through their store and supply that list to any state agency upon request. This is a government regulation on a private entity that passes along the responsibility of law enforcement from the government to private citizens.
412. HB 412
Good Policy
State Veterans Affairs Board; authorize to sell or dispose of surplus property of veterans nursing homes and cemeteries.
Analysis: This bill authorizes the State Veterans Affairs Board to sell surplus property from veteran's nursing homes and cemeteries. The sale of unneeded materials for the benefit of state entities is an effective way for the state to raise money and lower the burden on the taxpayer.
413. HB 413
Not Rated
Sheriffs; revise information maintained on prisoner meal logs.
Analysis:
414. HB 414
Good Policy
Anatomical gifts; prohibit discrimination against recipient based on disability.
Analysis: This bill makes it unlawful for a medical provider to give preference to someone without a disability over someone with one when performing organ transplants. There is no hierarchy when it comes to the value of human life. Medical service providers should not be in the business of measuring the worth of one life over the other, and then using that to decide who gets an organ transplant, and who doesn't. This bill protects the life of all of those on the organ transplant waiting list, and ensures that a truly fair and just process exists pertaining to life-saving organ transplants.
415. HB 415
Neutral
Counties; authorize boards of supervisors to pay county employees every two weeks.
Analysis:
416. HB 416
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize up to three felony convictions to be expunged after 15 years.
Analysis:
417. HB 417
Good Policy
State advertising; prohibit elected and appointed officers from publicly participating in.
Analysis:
418. HB 418
Good Policy
Department of Education; require to provide monthly report of expenditures of public funds.
Analysis:
419. HB 419
Not Rated
Counties; authorize boards of supervisors to pay county employees bi-weekly.
Analysis:
420. HB 420
Not Rated
MS Speech-language Therapy Scholarship Program; revise various provisions.
Analysis:
421. HB 421
Not Rated
Mississippi Initiative for Rural Turnaround Leadership Pilot Program; create in State Department of Education.
Analysis:
422. HB 422
Not Rated
County prosecutor; authorize to represent clients outside the county.
Analysis:
423. HB 423
Not Rated
Habitual offenders; exclude nonviolent from penalties.
Analysis:
424. HB 424
Not Rated
Health insurance policies; require coverage for hearing aids and services for children under 21.
Analysis:
425. HB 425
Not Rated
Special education funds; require separate appropriation to the State Board of Education for.
Analysis:
426. HB 426
Not Rated
Vocational and home economics; require curriculum for all middle, high and alternative school students.
Analysis:
427. HB 427
Not Rated
MS Workforce Enhancement Training Fund; use certain funds for establishing an industrial certification grant program.
Analysis:
428. HB 428
Not Rated
First time drug offenders; authorize the circuit judge to require participation in a workforce development program.
Analysis:
429. HB 429
Good Policy
Nonadjudication and pretrial intervention; authorize completion of workforce training as a condition that the court may impose.
Analysis: This bill authorizes the successful completion of a workforce training program to be counted as a stipulation in a pre-trial agreement. Completion of a workforce training program is ultimately a better solution for some would-be criminals than jail/prison.
430. HB 430
Not Rated
Daylight saving time; observe year-round if federal law is amended to allow it.
Analysis:
431. HB 431
Not Rated
School athletic events; require local school boards to adopt policy granting free admission to veterans of U.S. Armed Forces.
Analysis:
432. HB 432
Not Rated
Mississippi Traumatic Brain Injury Victims Fund; create and fund through school bus overtaking violations assessment.
Analysis:
433. HB 433
Not Rated
Appropriations; Mississippi Community College Board to provide mid-level funding for community colleges.
Analysis:
434. HB 434
Not Rated
Windpool; divert money from nonadmitted policy fees for revolving loan fund for tornado sirens.
Analysis:
435. HB 435
Not Rated
Parental Rights of Rapists; terminate for children conceived of rape.
Analysis:
436. HB 436
Not Rated
Littering; increase fines for.
Analysis:
437. HB 437
Not Rated
Video surveillance cameras; require in certain areas of school facilities for protection of exceptional children.
Analysis:
438. HB 438
Not Rated
State park fee; authorized MDWFP to provide discount to senior citizens age 65 and older.
Analysis:
439. HB 439
Not Rated
Public buildings; require availability of adult changing stations for persons with disabilities.
Analysis:
440. HB 440
Not Rated
Child abuse hotline; require schools to post in clearly visible location.
Analysis:
441. HB 441
Not Rated
Medicaid; exempt community mental health centers from the 5% reduction in provider rates.
Analysis:
442. HB 442
Not Rated
Online voter registration; revise to allow for first-time voters to register through.
Analysis:
443. HB 443
Not Rated
Voter enfranchisement; create joint legislative study committee on.
Analysis:
444. HB 444
Neutral
Municipal menaced property; make certain clarifying revisions regarding.
Analysis:
445. HB 445
Good Policy
State veterans nursing homes; authorize to operate group purchasing programs jointly with other public entities.
Analysis: This bill authorizes state veterans nursing homes to participate in group purchasing programs with other public entities.
446. HB 446
Not Rated
Highway speed limits; require certain shall be 70 mph and cannot be reduced.
Analysis:
447. HB 447
Neutral
Highway sign; authorize erection of on MS Hwy 25 near Pisgah exit to honor Olympic Gold Medalist Tori Bowie.
Analysis:
448. HB 448
Neutral
Mississippi Veterans Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund; create.
Analysis: This bill creates the Mississippi Veterans Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund. This new fund would be used for the administration, renovation, maintenance and operation of the Mississippi Veterans Cemeteries.
449. HB 449
Not Rated
Mississippi Veterans Home Perpetual Care Fund; create.
Analysis:
450. HB 450
Bad Policy
Chronic wasting disease; require testing of white-tailed deer harvested in enclosures, and designate Class I and II violations.
Analysis: This bill requires that all who have white-tailed deer in any type of enclosure test those deer for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). It goes even further to say that Wildlife Personnel have the authority to forcibly enter the enclosure and any other within 5 miles and use lethal collection methods to further test deer for CWD. While the intention here is good, the health of an enclosure of deer is not a legitimate basis to invade the property rights of Mississippians by forcibly entering their property.
451. HB 451
Not Rated
Concealed knives; remove penalty for carry of.
Analysis:
452. HB 452
Not Rated
Adverse possession; require possessor to notify chancery clerk before title vests.
Analysis:
453. HB 453
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; remove the provision that prescribes the manner in which affordable rental housing must be appraised.
Analysis:
454. HB 454
Not Rated
CON; issue for comprehensive medical rehabilitation beds and services in Rankin County.
Analysis:
455. HB 455
Not Rated
Small School District Equipment, Maintenance and Infrastructure Grant; create to assist certain school districts.
Analysis:
456. HB 456
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
Analysis:
457. HB 457
Not Rated
Autopsies; require to include inquiry about whether death was result of seizure or epilepsy.
Analysis:
458. HB 458
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore automatically once a person has completed all sentencing requirements.
Analysis:
459. HB 459
Not Rated
Teachers; require State Department of Education to develop incentive package to recruit experienced teachers to 'F' school districts.
Analysis:
460. HB 460
Not Rated
Reverse auctions; authorize local governments/agencies to solicit bids by a method other than reverse auction under certain circumstances.
Analysis:
461. HB 461
Neutral
Workers' Compensation Law; revise various provisions of.
Analysis:
462. HB 462
Not Rated
State aid roads; increase maximum allowed in the state.
Analysis:
463. HB 463
Not Rated
Community colleges; waive tuition and costs for Mississippi graduates with 2.0 or higher GPA.
Analysis:
464. HB 464
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; allot sufficient funding to employ additional assistants in 'C,' 'D' and 'F' districts.
Analysis:
465. HB 465
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; require State Department of Education to review and revise ACT and Praxis score requirements.
Analysis:
466. HB 466
Not Rated
Hotel and restaurant management degree program; require IHL Board to implement at Jackson State University.
Analysis:
467. HB 467
Good Policy
Law enforcement officers; allow off-duty use of official vehicles while performing certain volunteer services in off-duty hours.
Analysis: The committee substitute for this bill allows off-duty law enforcement officers to use the official police vehicle, weapon, and uniform while performing volunteer services while off-duty.
468. HB 468
Not Rated
Mississippi Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Act; revise.
Analysis:
469. HB 469
Not Rated
Court reporters; require at felony preliminary hearings.
Analysis:
470. HB 470
Not Rated
Marijuana possession; revise simple possession of 30 grams or less as a civil fine.
Analysis:
471. HB 471
Not Rated
Pharmacies; reduce time period covered by audit of claims submitted to pharmacy benefit managers.
Analysis:
472. HB 472
Not Rated
K-12 Attendance Centers; revise assignment of points for purposes of accountability ratings.
Analysis:
473. HB 473
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for taxpayers that employ persons convicted of certain nonviolent crimes.
Analysis:
474. HB 474
Not Rated
Health insurance carriers; require to cap patient cost for prescriptions for insulin drugs.
Analysis:
475. HB 475
Not Rated
Use tax; revise purposes for which municipalities may use certain funds for road and infrastructure improvements.
Analysis:
476. HB 476
Not Rated
Firearms; authorize concealed carry without a permit during emergency evacuations.
Analysis:
477. HB 477
Neutral
Memorial highways; designate.
Analysis:
478. HB 478
Not Rated
Court-ordered restitution, certain; require payment of victim first before court costs/fines are disbursed to court.
Analysis:
479. HB 479
Not Rated
Firearms; prohibit discharge near petroleum.
Analysis:
480. HB 480
Not Rated
Fuel taxes; allocate a portion to the City of Jackson to defray costs incurred as a result of being the seat of state government.
Analysis:
481. HB 481
Not Rated
MAEP; determine cost of using average daily membership (ADM) in lieu of ADA with 95% threshold attendance trigger.
Analysis:
482. HB 482
Not Rated
Active shooter training; require school districts employees to attend every three years.
Analysis:
483. HB 483
Not Rated
Family dynamics; include in public school curriculum as a required component.
Analysis:
484. HB 484
Not Rated
Appropriation; Archives and History for Scott Ford House to develop two historic properties in Jackson.
Analysis:
485. HB 485
Not Rated
Retail businesses; those that accept credit cards for payment shall have video cameras to record persons using the cards.
Analysis:
486. HB 486
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to the Jackson Public School District's Career Development Center.
Analysis:
487. HB 487
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for improvements to Jackson Zoo.
Analysis:
488. HB 488
Not Rated
State Department of Education; revise complaint response for parents of students with disabilities.
Analysis:
489. HB 489
Not Rated
Charter schools; require school districts to pay local funds due on quarterly, rather than annual, basis.
Analysis:
490. HB 490
Not Rated
School Safety Law for Children with Disabilities; enact to require public schools and charter schools to install cameras and door alarms.
Analysis:
491. HB 491
Not Rated
Texting while driving; make a misdemeanor when not using voice-operated or hands-free device.
Analysis:
492. HB 492
Not Rated
Used motor vehicle dealer; require MMVC to make available a distinction with less liability required for certain limited auto auction buyers.
Analysis:
493. HB 493
Neutral
Counties; may also maintain electronic format of law books in courtrooms and in county public law libraries.
Analysis:
494. HB 494
Bad Policy
County purchases; increase the minimum acquisition costs of items and services for certain purposes.
Analysis: This bill raises the maximum amount a county can spend on any one purchase without reporting the purchase to the state government from $1,500 to $2,000. If anything, more oversight on what our tax dollars are spent on is necessary, not less.
495. HB 495
Not Rated
Mississippi Emergency Telephone Service Charges Study Committee; create.
Analysis:
496. HB 496
Not Rated
Employment procedures hearing; require State Board of Education to provide to certain licensed employees in district transformation.
Analysis:
497. HB 497
Not Rated
Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol; increase salaries of sworn officers by $10,000.00.
Analysis:
498. HB 498
Not Rated
Revocation hearing for probationer; provide probationer shall have the right to counsel for such hearing.
Analysis:
499. HB 499
Neutral
Memorial Highway; designate U.S. Highway 45 in Alcorn County and Prentiss County as 'Speaker William J. 'Billy' McCoy Memorial Highway.'
Analysis:
500. HB 500
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for contributions made to certain hospitals.
Analysis:
501. HB 501
Not Rated
State podiatric forgivable loan program; create.
Analysis:
502. HB 502
Not Rated
Contract lobbyists; prohibit agencies, governing authorities and universities and colleges from hiring with public funds.
Analysis:
503. HB 503
Not Rated
Contract lobbyists; prohibit agencies, universities and colleges from hiring with public funds.
Analysis:
504. HB 504
Not Rated
Stem cells; prohibit use of in research or therapy if derived from human embryo or fetus that was destroyed.
Analysis:
505. HB 505
Not Rated
Abortion facilities; prohibit selling stem cells derived from human embryo or fetus that was destroyed.
Analysis:
506. HB 506
Not Rated
Abortion; revise physician requirement to perform an ultrasound and explanation before performing.
Analysis:
507. HB 507
Not Rated
County public defenders; require salary of all to be the same as district attorneys.
Analysis:
508. HB 508
Not Rated
Funeral director assistants; authorize to perform all activities of funeral directors with certain exceptions.
Analysis:
509. HB 509
Not Rated
Violent offenders, certain; may be paroled by Parole Board if sentencing judge authorizes parole consideration.
Analysis:
510. HB 510
Not Rated
Elected statewide and certain district officials; increase salaries of.
Analysis:
511. HB 511
Not Rated
Boards of Education; require those in districts having a mayor-council form of government to be elected.
Analysis:
512. HB 512
Not Rated
Reports of suspected abuse; require persons who make to Child Protection Services and DHS to give their name and contact information.
Analysis:
513. HB 513
Not Rated
Mobile homes; give owner of one year to redeem the property after sold for taxes.
Analysis:
514. HB 514
Not Rated
Daylight saving; exempt the State of Mississippi from.
Analysis:
515. HB 515
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tags; reauthorize issuance to supporters of Kossuth, Corinth, Alcorn Central and Biggersville High Schools.
Analysis:
516. HB 516
Not Rated
Indigenous Native American Day; declare the second Monday in October as.
Analysis:
517. HB 517
Not Rated
State holiday; designate the last Monday of April as Civil Rights Memorial Day.
Analysis:
518. HB 518
Not Rated
Crimes; create for unauthorized use of minor's name and social security number as dependent on income tax return.
Analysis:
519. HB 519
Not Rated
Window tint; increase inspection fee and use a portion for Trooper training expenses.
Analysis:
520. HB 520
Not Rated
Community and junior colleges; authorize boards of trustees to approve policies permitting waiver of out-of-state tuition for certain students.
Analysis:
521. HB 521
Neutral
Community College Boards of Trustees; revise composition of Northeast Mississippi and Coahoma Community Colleges.
Analysis:
522. HB 522
Not Rated
Anesthesiologist assistants; authorize licensure by the State Board of Medical Licensure.
Analysis:
523. HB 523
Not Rated
First Circuit Court District; revise composition of judgeships.
Analysis:
524. HB 524
Neutral
Disaster Assistance Trust Fund; expand uses of and increase maximum amount that may be transferred to.
Analysis: This bill authorizes two more possible uses for the Disaster Assistance Trust Fund and increases the maximum amount that may be transferred to that fund from the reserve fund during one fiscal year from $1 Million to $2 Million.
525. HB 525
Not Rated
MS Veterans Organizations Supplemental Funding Act of 2020; create.
Analysis:
526. HB 526
Good Policy
Municipalities; prohibit from restricting the exercise of free speech near medical facilities.
Analysis: This bill restricts municipalities from regulating the exercise of free speech in the vicinity of medical facilitates, hospitals, clinics or any other health care facility. Government entities as a general rule should not be in the business of regulating freedom of speech.
527. HB 527
Good Policy
Cosmetology licensure laws; remove threading and applying and removing eyelash extensions from application of.
Analysis: This bill exempts eyebrow threading from arbitrary government licensing. Occupational licensing is often unfair and only serves to decrease the competition present in the marketplace.
528. HB 528
Not Rated
SNAP benefit recipients; require certain to participated in an employment and training program.
Analysis:
529. HB 529
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate certain segment of MS Highway 15 in Newton and Neshoba counties as 'Judge Marcus D. Gordon Memorial Highway'.
Analysis:
530. HB 530
Not Rated
MS Adequate Education Program; fully fund for FY21 and each year thereafter.
Analysis:
531. HB 531
Neutral
Counties and municipalities; encourage to exchange information with military installations relating to land use and development.
Analysis: This bill encourages counties and municipalities to coordinate more closely with military installations in the state for zoning purposes.
532. HB 532
Not Rated
Prescription drugs; require Attorney General to compile certain lists of those essential for treating diabetes and costs of.
Analysis:
533. HB 533
Not Rated
Teacher and administrator license; deny or revoke for those who physically abuse a student.
Analysis:
534. HB 534
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for cost of new alternative fueling infrastructure.
Analysis:
535. HB 535
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize credit for certain child care expenses, child care centers and child care teachers and directors.
Analysis:
536. HB 536
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; repeal sections of law authorizing.
Analysis:
537. HB 537
Not Rated
State Employee Loan Program; create.
Analysis:
538. HB 538
Not Rated
Income tax refund; provide check off on individual form to allow contribution to State General Fund.
Analysis:
539. HB 539
Not Rated
Pre-election day voting; authorize for twenty days before an election.
Analysis:
540. HB 540
Not Rated
Medicaid; provide coverage for services furnished under a PACE program.
Analysis:
541. HB 541
Not Rated
State Department of Education; transfer administration, operations, powers and duties to the Office of the Governor.
Analysis:
542. HB 542
Not Rated
Contraceptives; require insurers, Medicaid and the State Health Plan to cover without cost sharing.
Analysis:
543. HB 543
Not Rated
Income tax; revise provisions regarding net income of nonresidents, certain definitions and certain business deductions.
Analysis:
544. HB 544
Neutral
DUI suspension; clarify when the 120 day suspensions begins.
Analysis: This bill clarifies that the date of license suspension begins on the day that the judge signs the order, not the day of the alleged offense.
545. HB 545
Not Rated
School calendar; reduce number of days in scholastic year to 170.
Analysis:
546. HB 546
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Delta Blues Museum's installation of permanent exhibits.
Analysis:
547. HB 547
Neutral
MS Workers' Compensation Commission; return to a special fund agency.
Analysis: This bill sets up a special Administrative Expense fund for the MS Worker's Compensation Commission. As it stands, these funds come from the state general fund, this bill creates a fund especially for the purpose of administrative expenses of the commission.
548. HB 548
Not Rated
Nonlicensed teachers; authorize school districts to employ certain number to fill core subject area positions.
Analysis:
549. HB 549
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; authorize issuance to certain individuals with foreign certification on reciprocity with documentation.
Analysis:
550. HB 550
Not Rated
Cosmetology licensure laws; increase education requirement for nail technicians and require CE in sanitation.
Analysis:
551. HB 551
Bad Policy
'Mississippi Seafood Marketing Law of 2020'; enact to require consumer notice and labeling of country of origin on all foreign and imported seafood.
Analysis: This bill provides for needless government overregulation on a market that is already sufficiently regulated by the FDA. This legislation also authorizes the state government to enter the premises of seafood distributors without any court action and forcibly seize their products for the purposes of testing; all of this in the name of ensuring proper labeling that is already required by the Food and Drug Administration. This legislation provides yet another way for the state government to waste taxpayer dollars in the faux pursuit of "consumer protection".
552. HB 552
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore to all felons upon satisfying all of the sentencing requirements of the conviction.
Analysis:
553. HB 553
Not Rated
Early voting; authorize for qualified electors otherwise unable to vote on election day.
Analysis:
554. HB 554
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tags; authorize disability decal for Grand Lodge of Mississippi, Free and Accepted Masons, tag.
Analysis:
555. HB 555
Not Rated
Municipal annexation; require an election be held on the question of in the proposed annexed territory.
Analysis:
556. HB 556
Not Rated
Municipal annexation; restrict collection of ad valorem taxes until certain services are provided by municipality.
Analysis:
557. HB 557
Not Rated
Homestead exemption; increase for persons 65 years of age or older or totally disabled.
Analysis:
558. HB 558
Not Rated
Utility worker; include the killing of as capital murder.
Analysis:
559. HB 559
Not Rated
Bonds; mandate election on issue of county or municipal bonds.
Analysis:
560. HB 560
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; require assignment of to every classroom for grades K-4.
Analysis:
561. HB 561
Bad Policy
Haul seine net; prohibit use of for taking of certain fish within one-half mile of the shoreline of Cat Island.
Analysis: This bill makes it unlawful to use haul seine nets within one-half mile of the shoreline off of Cat island. This arbitrary regulation needlessly restricts the freedom of Mississippi's fishermen.
562. HB 562
Not Rated
Shoplifting; revise penalty thresholds.
Analysis:
563. HB 563
Not Rated
Stolen property; create crime for the sale of and require refund to purchaser of, under certain conditions.
Analysis:
564. HB 564
Not Rated
Youth court hearings, certain; allow family members to attend.
Analysis:
565. HB 565
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for grants and loans to assist with acquisition of and improvements to North Oak Regional Medical Center in Senatobia.
Analysis: This bill authorizes the issuance of bonds to fund the repair and renovation of the North Oak Regional Medical Center in Senatobia. While some bonds are better than others the state is no position to be incurring more debt through the issuance of new bonds.
566. HB 566
Not Rated
State boundaries; clarify in statute.
Analysis:
567. HB 567
Not Rated
School attendance and transfer; authorize children of certain employees to continue enrollment of district of parents' employment after retirement.
Analysis:
568. HB 568
Not Rated
Physical therapists; not required to have prior work experience to work at PPEC center.
Analysis:
569. HB 569
Not Rated
Counties and municipalities; may enter into interlocal agreement to allow municipal officers to cover the duties of deputies who attend the funeral of an officer.
Analysis:
570. HB 570
Not Rated
Radar; authorize sheriffs and deputies, in counties with a popluation of at leat 100,000 on county roads outside municipal boundaries.
Analysis:
571. HB 571
Not Rated
Community colleges; provide for restored mid-level funding for purpose of increasing salaries of certain employees.
Analysis:
572. HB 572
Not Rated
Interstate exit beautification projects; require MDOT to perform at four DeSoto County exits on I-55.
Analysis:
573. HB 573
Not Rated
Deputy sheriffs; remove requirement to be qualified elector of the state.
Analysis:
574. HB 574
Not Rated
Medicaid; prohibit managed care organizations from discriminating against physicians willing to meet terms of participation.
Analysis:
575. HB 575
Not Rated
Law enforcement; require pursuit policy of alleged crime perpetrator.
Analysis:
576. HB 576
Good Policy
Livestock on highways; delete burden on owner of livestock to prove lack of negligence when damages from.
Analysis: As it stands, in the event of livestock wandering onto state roads and causing an accident, the burden is on the owner of the livestock to prove that he was not negligent in allowing the livestock to wander onto the road per state law. This is akin to holding that the livestock owner is guilty first, and must prove his innocence. This stipulation violates the principle of "innocent and until proven guilty" and this bill removes that stipulation from state law.
577. HB 577
Not Rated
Intentional injury to pregnant woman; revise penalties.
Analysis:
578. HB 578
Not Rated
School term; revise to prohibit from starting before last Monday in August.
Analysis:
579. HB 579
Not Rated
Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship Program; prescribe standards for participation.
Analysis:
580. HB 580
Not Rated
State and United States flags; require state universities to display when in session.
Analysis:
581. HB 581
Not Rated
Appeal from judgment by a county or municipal authority; revise standard of construction for determining constitutionality.
Analysis:
582. HB 582
Not Rated
End-of-course tests; eliminate passing score as graduation requirement and exempt from accountability ratings for four years.
Analysis:
583. HB 583
Not Rated
Mineral interest; revise procedure for payment of taxes.
Analysis:
584. HB 584
Not Rated
PERS; no retiree shall receive allowance from while under contract with state agency as a consultant or advisor.
Analysis:
585. HB 585
Not Rated
Timber products; revise time during which vehicles transporting may operate.
Analysis:
586. HB 586
Not Rated
Mineral interests; revert to surface owner after certain period of time.
Analysis:
587. HB 587
Not Rated
Adverse possession cases; require losing party to pay court costs and attorney's fees.
Analysis:
588. HB 588
Not Rated
Delinquent county garbage fees; provide nonrenewal of driver's licenses for nonpayment.
Analysis:
589. HB 589
Not Rated
Public schools; require toll-free number for reporting abuse and neglect to be posted in all.
Analysis:
590. HB 590
Not Rated
Meet My Mississippi; designate as official state poem of Mississippi.
Analysis:
591. HB 591
Not Rated
Assistant Teacher Forgivable Loan Program; revise to increase financial assistance to those pursuing teacher licensure.
Analysis:
592. HB 592
Not Rated
School boards; require itemized report of central office expenditures to be included in notice for increase in ad valorem taxes.
Analysis:
593. HB 593
Not Rated
Salary increases for legislators; make effective for term of office after term in which salary is increased.
Analysis:
594. HB 594
Not Rated
Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act; create.
Analysis:
595. HB 595
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for Capitol Complex Improvement District, City of Jackson and Jackson Public School District projects.
Analysis:
596. HB 596
Not Rated
Criminal investigators; increase salary of.
Analysis:
597. HB 597
Neutral
Department of Revenue; authorize to revise individual income tax forms to allow taxpayer to designate two bank accounts for direct deposit.
Analysis:
598. HB 598
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish and provide for increases in.
Analysis:
599. HB 599
Not Rated
Intervention courts; require a magistrate in each judicial district for.
Analysis:
600. HB 600
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist with repair and renovation of the Rosenwald School in Marshall County.
Analysis:
601. HB 601
Not Rated
Legislature; allowed retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of.
Analysis:
602. HB 602
Not Rated
Legislature; allow retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of.
Analysis:
603. HB 603
Not Rated
Retirement; allow PERS retirees to serve in Legislature in same manner as for elected county or municipal offices.
Analysis:
604. HB 604
Not Rated
Legislature; members may waive all or any portion of compensation and office expense allowance.
Analysis:
605. HB 605
Good Policy
CON: delete moratorium on issuance of for home health agencies.
Analysis: This bill removes the state moratorium for home health agencies included in our Certificate of Need laws. States will often place certain types of medical facilities or supplies on “moratoria”, meaning that the state will not consider any CON application for those facilities or supplies. Mississippi has the largest and most comprehensive list of moratoria in the United States. These moratoria effectively outlaw the further development and growth of our healthcare system in Mississippi. The elimination of arbitrary state moratoria on medical facilities would create a healthier business environment for medical providers and allow our state to see an improved quality of healthcare. This removal of one type of medical facility from state moratorium is a step in the right direction.
606. HB 606
Not Rated
Mississippi Access to Health Care Act; create.
Analysis:
607. HB 607
Not Rated
Nonlicensed teachers; authorize local school districts to employ certain number to fill core subject area positions.
Analysis:
608. HB 608
Not Rated
Absentee voting; require votes to be cast electronically in registrar's office or by mail.
Analysis:
609. HB 609
Bad Policy
Goat milk and goat milk products; remove from regulatory authority of the State Board/Department of Health.
Analysis: This bill removes an explicit legal right to produce and sell goat's milk. Regulating the specific kinds of milk that citizens are allowed to consume or sell is not a legitimate function of government and is not a useful way to expend our tax dollars.
610. HB 610
Not Rated
'Keeping Our Municipalities Clean Pretrial Intervention Act'; create.
Analysis:
611. HB 611
Not Rated
Driver's License Issuance Task Force; create.
Analysis:
612. HB 612
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize disability decal for Grand Lodge of Mississippi, Free and Accepted Masons, tag.
Analysis:
613. HB 613
Good Policy
Advanced practice registered nurses; revise certain provisions relating to, including collaboration requirement.
Analysis: This bill revises state requirements for registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses, largely lessening their state requirements. The professionals in the medical industry know best how to operate their medical facilities and are liable to be more efficient without burdensome government regulations.
614. HB 614
Not Rated
Health care and education shortage assistance program; establish to help attract professionals to work in certain counties.
Analysis:
615. HB 615
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of precious metals bullion.
Analysis:
616. HB 616
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of gold, silver, platinum and palladium bullion.
Analysis:
617. HB 617
Not Rated
DHS; prohibit from directing funds to grantees or subgrantees without competitive selection through RFP process.
Analysis:
618. HB 618
Not Rated
Justice court judges; revise position to be nonpartisan.
Analysis:
619. HB 619
Not Rated
Physical therapy practice laws; revise various provisions of.
Analysis:
620. HB 620
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore upon satisfaction of all the sentencing requirements of a conviction.
Analysis:
621. HB 621
Not Rated
Tax Credit Scholarship Act; create.
Analysis:
622. HB 622
Not Rated
Hunting regulation changes; require Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to provide notice.
Analysis:
623. HB 623
Not Rated
Sheriff; revise to be a nonpartisan office.
Analysis:
624. HB 624
Not Rated
Election commissioners; revise to be a nonpartisan office.
Analysis:
625. HB 625
Not Rated
Chancery clerk; revise to be a nonpartisan office.
Analysis:
626. HB 626
Not Rated
Circuit Clerk; revise to be a nonpartisan office.
Analysis:
627. HB 627
Not Rated
The MS Human Life Protection Act; create.
Analysis:
628. HB 628
Good Policy
Municipalities; 'home rule'; clarify ability of governing authority to regulate medical facilities in a way that restricts free speech in close vicinity of facilities.
Analysis: This bill restricts municipalities from regulating the exercise of free speech in the vicinity of medical facilitates, hospitals, clinics or any other health care facility. Government entities as a general rule should not be in the business of regulating freedom of speech.
629. HB 629
Not Rated
Tax Assessor; revise to be a nonpartisan office.
Analysis:
630. HB 630
Not Rated
MS Critical Teacher Shortage Act of 1998; extend repealers on.
Analysis:
631. HB 631
Not Rated
Sales tax; create diversion to counties.
Analysis:
632. HB 632
Good Policy
Riparian owner rights; revise for purposes of state-owned lands on Deer Island.
Analysis:
633. HB 633
Not Rated
Gas prices on signs and gas pumps; regulate when a difference exists.
Analysis:
634. HB 634
Not Rated
Families First Unpaid Leave Time Act; enact to require employers to provide unpaid leave to employees for certain situations.
Analysis:
635. HB 635
Not Rated
Adoptees; authorize those 21 years of age or older to have unrestricted access to information.
Analysis:
636. HB 636
Bad Policy
Homeowners' associations; regulate managing agents of and require financial reviews by.
Analysis: This bill needlessly regulates the activities of Homeowner's Associations. This overregulation will cause HOA fees to increase and will generally hinder the ability of HOAs to operate.
637. HB 637
Not Rated
Theft of street, road or highway signs; provide penalties for.
Analysis:
638. HB 638
Good Policy
Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions regarding when an application for change of property assessment may be made.
Analysis: This bill provides a tax assessor with an opportunity to change, decrease or cancel an assessment due to any extenuating circumstances with the property being assessed. It also provides an avenue for the owner of the taxed property to make an application for a change in the assessment amount to the board of supervisors. This legislation offers a common-sense solution to property owners who feel that their ad valorem taxes are too high.
639. HB 639
Bad Policy
Manufactured and mobile homes; require certain notice to tax collector when relocated from another county.
Analysis: This legislation requires that an owner of a manufactured or mobile home inform the county tax collector in the event that he or she moves the home from one county to another. Failure to do so would result in a fine. It is not the people's responsibility to do the government's record-keeping for them. A requirement to complete government paperwork for a simple move from one county to another under threat of fines is not conservative or liberty-minded.
640. HB 640
Not Rated
Sexual Harassment Settlements; require counties, municipalities and state agencies to post on website.
Analysis:
641. HB 641
Not Rated
Firearms; clarify licensing procedures for.
Analysis:
642. HB 642
Not Rated
Local and private bills proposing to extend local tax for second time; require direct referendum.
Analysis:
643. HB 643
Not Rated
Department of Marine Resources; authorize unmarked vehicle for law enforcement activities in certain situations.
Analysis:
644. HB 644
Not Rated
Children's records; authorize release with parental consent to the Legislature.
Analysis:
645. HB 645
Not Rated
Urban renewal agency commission; revise composition of.
Analysis:
646. HB 646
Not Rated
Urban renewal agency; authorize increase in number of commissioners serving on board of.
Analysis:
647. HB 647
Not Rated
Computer coding and role of social media; require State Board of Education to develop curricula for implementation in public and charter schools.
Analysis:
648. HB 648
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; reauthorize issuance to supporters of the Mississippi Sickle Cell Foundation.
Analysis:
649. HB 649
Bad Policy
Department of Marine Resources Enforcement Officers' Reserve Unit; revise provisions regulating.
Analysis: This bill allows for members of the Enforcement Officers' Reserve Unit to receive pay and be considered bonafide state employees for the purposes of state retirement, health and life insurance, and workers compensation. There is simply no justification for the creation of new government employees at this time that will further burden the tax payer.
650. HB 650
Not Rated
Oyster shell retention fee; increase.
Analysis:
651. HB 651
Not Rated
Appointed state officers; provide for the removal of for certain forms of willful neglect.
Analysis:
652. HB 652
Not Rated
Radar; delete population threshold for municipal law enforcement to use on public streets of municipality.
Analysis:
653. HB 653
Neutral
Transportation funding; authorize public-private partnerships to include naming rights.
Analysis:
654. HB 654
Good Policy
Beer and light wine; allow certain cities and towns with population of 1,000 or more to hold elections to permit the sale of.
Analysis: This bill stipulates that any city or town having a population of more than one thousand people and located in a county that has no city or town with a population of more than two thousand five hundred people may hold a vote to determine the legality of the sale, transportation, possession and use of alcohol in their town or city. Every city and town in Mississippi should have the right to hold a vote in this subject, regardless of arbitrary requirements on population size. However, this bill does expand freedom for Mississippians living in those towns.
655. HB 655
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt one motor vehicle owned by an active duty member of Armed Forces.
Analysis:
656. HB 656
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of Lewisburg High School.
Analysis:
657. HB 657
Not Rated
Sales tax; 'installation charges' does not include charges made when primary activity is construction or repair of buildings.
Analysis:
658. HB 658
Good Policy
Expungement; revise provisions for eligibility.
Analysis: This bill expands the number of convictions related to controlled substances that are eligible for expungement. This will make it easier for non-violent offenders to become employed and will reduce chances of recidivism.
659. HB 659
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt certain business personal property from.
Analysis:
660. HB 660
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property to certain nonprofit organizations that provide guide and service dogs to people with disabilities.
Analysis:
661. HB 661
Not Rated
Sales tax; extend time for exemption on retail sales of school supplies during the last weekend in July.
Analysis:
662. HB 662
Not Rated
Vocational education; clarify references throughout state law and proper terminology as 'career and technical education'.
Analysis:
663. HB 663
Not Rated
Kindergarten-age children; require mandatory attendance under compulsory-school attendance laws.
Analysis:
664. HB 664
Not Rated
MAEP; determine cost of using Average Daily Membership (ADM) in lieu of ADA with 95% threshold attendance trigger.
Analysis:
665. HB 665
Not Rated
No child Left Behind Act; remove obsolete references to in state statute.
Analysis:
666. HB 666
Bad Policy
Gifted education; require school districts to provide for students in Grades 7 and 8.
Analysis: Current state law requires gifted programs for grades 2-6, this bill expands that requirement to 7th and 8th grade. This is an unfunded mandate that requires schools to stretch their existing resources thinner to meet this state requirement. Each individual school district knows best how to spend their resources.
667. HB 667
Neutral
Public special purpose schools; clarify provision related to administrative and licensed instructional personnel of.
Analysis:
668. HB 668
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; revise certain provisions relating to teacher education programs and disciplinary matters.
Analysis:
669. HB 669
Good Policy
Tate County School Board; require to consolidate system of high schools by closing Coldwater High School.
Analysis: The committee substitute for this bill closes the Coldwater High School in Tate County. It cites the high school's consistent low performance ratings and low percentage of Tate County's overall enrollment (4%) as reasons to close the school. Coldwater High School students would be spread proportionately among Strayhorn and Independence High Schools. This change closes a school whose students can be accommodated by other schools in the area and brings about a more efficient use of taxpayer dollars.
670. HB 670
Not Rated
Licensed school employees and administrators; suspend license for one year for breach of contract or abandonment of employment.
Analysis:
671. HB 671
Not Rated
Mississippi Telephone Solicitation Act; add 'political calls' as prohibited under the act.
Analysis:
672. HB 672
Good Policy
State Department of Education; permit to receive various contributions from public or private donors.
Analysis:
673. HB 673
Not Rated
Group health insurance; allow local governing authorities to pay employees' benefits for dependents.
Analysis:
674. HB 674
Not Rated
Institutions for the aged or infirm; allow electronic monitoring of residents room.
Analysis:
675. HB 675
Not Rated
Newborn screening program; include spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in those conditions covered in.
Analysis:
676. HB 676
Neutral
State and School Health Insurance Management Board; authorize State Agency executive heads to designate to serve in his or her capacity.
Analysis:
677. HB 677
Not Rated
Indecent assault; create crime of.
Analysis:
678. HB 678
Not Rated
Civil actions; provide that property and casualty insurers have burden of proof for exclusions in 'all perils' coverage policy.
Analysis:
679. HB 679
Neutral
State Board of Health; extend repealer on authority to charge fees for services based on cost of service.
Analysis:
680. HB 680
Not Rated
Dept. of Human Services and Dept. of Child Protection Services; extend repealers on exemptions from certain agency regulations.
Analysis:
681. HB 681
Neutral
State Port Authority; extend repealer on authority to use design-build method for certain projects.
Analysis:
682. HB 682
Not Rated
MS S.A.F.E. Mortgage Act; extend repealer on.
Analysis:
683. HB 683
Not Rated
Public Service Commission; extend repealers on its creation and authority to hire attorneys for certain proceedings.
Analysis:
684. HB 684
Neutral
Forest acreage tax; extend repealer on statute requiring counties to levy.
Analysis: This bill extends the repeal of the forest acreage tax.
685. HB 685
Good Policy
State offenders; extend repealer on authority to house in county jails when state space is unavailable.
Analysis:
686. HB 686
Good Policy
Patient's Right to Informed Health Care Choices Act & prohibitions against deceptive advertising by providers; extend repealers on.
Analysis: This bill continues the repeal of penalties included in the Patient's Right to Informed Health Care Choices Act. As it stands, all penalties under this act are repealed, this bill extends that repeal until 2023. Government penalties for improper advertising erode personal responsibility and heighten the role of government in our daily lives. Being an informed consumer of goods and services in the modern world with services like Yelp and others is not difficult and we do not need the state to belittle it's citizens with an act that acts as if citizens are simply not smart enough to make these decisions on their own. Arbitrary penalties for doctors and other medical professionals that may occasionally fail to meet the government's often rigorous advertising standards only serve to provide one more way government can take money from the small businesses in the medical field and use it to fund the next needless government expenditure.
687. HB 687
Not Rated
Mississippi Boll Weevil Management Corporation; extend repealer on requirement that audits be submitted by Nov. 15.
Analysis: This bill extends the deadline at which the Mississippi Boll Weevil Corporation must submit their audit to the Department of Agriculture and Commerce. The deadline was previously set for November 15, 2019, it is now set at November 15, 2022.
688. HB 688
Good Policy
MS Pharmacy Practice Act; extend repealer on.
Analysis: This bill extends the repeal of the stipulation that deceptive medical advertisements are grounds for license revocation. The state government has no business regulating medical advertisements and certainly has no business revoking occupational licenses on those grounds.
689. HB 689
Neutral
Petroleum Products Inspection Law; extend repealers on definitions and penalties under.
Analysis: This renews the petroleum products inspection law until 2023.
690. HB 690
Not Rated
MS Telephone Solicitation Act; extend repealer on requirement that fees be deposited into State General Fund.
Analysis:
691. HB 691
Not Rated
Auto insurance; delete repealer on statute requiring repair shop and lienholder as additional payees on check paying claim.
Analysis:
692. HB 692
Not Rated
State Board of Barber Examiners; extend repealer on.
Analysis:
693. HB 693
Not Rated
Infant Mortality Reduction Collaborative extend repealer on.
Analysis:
694. HB 694
Not Rated
Critical Needs Teacher Forgivable Loan Program; extend repealer on.
Analysis:
695. HB 695
Not Rated
Failing school districts; extend repealer on alternative method of appointing new local school board after impairments are corrected.
Analysis:
696. HB 696
Not Rated
Taxation; extend sales and ad valorem tax exemption and income and franchise tax credit for broadband technology equipment.
Analysis:
697. HB 697
Neutral
Ad valorem taxes; extend reverter on authority for late payment without penalty or interest when exemption was inadvertently extended.
Analysis:
698. HB 698
Not Rated
Guardian Ad Litem Transparency and Oversight Panel; extend repealer on.
Analysis:
699. HB 699
Not Rated
Income tax; extend repealer on credit for certain contributions to charities and foster cure charitable organizations.
Analysis:
700. HB 700
Not Rated
Historic property income tax credit; extend time within which taxpayers may be eligible to receive.
Analysis:
701. HB 701
Not Rated
Income tax; extend reverter on credit allowed for child adoption expenses.
Analysis:
702. HB 702
Not Rated
Stun gun; remove the term from the prohibited firearms category.
Analysis:
703. HB 703
Not Rated
Driver's license; direct Commission of Public Safety to develop and implement electronic format option.
Analysis:
704. HB 704
Not Rated
School bus drivers; require to be first aid and CPR trained and certified.
Analysis:
705. HB 705
Not Rated
Homestead exemption; revise exemption for certain disabled veterans.
Analysis:
706. HB 706
Not Rated
Firearms Protection Act; create.
Analysis:
707. HB 707
Not Rated
Voter identification; clarify that only Mississippi driver's license shall be acceptable license.
Analysis:
708. HB 708
Neutral
Pharmacy Benefit Prompt Pay Act; revise various provisions of.
Analysis:
709. HB 709
Not Rated
Third-Grade Reading Assessment; prohibit use of score to determine promotion of students to fourth grade.
Analysis:
710. HB 710
Not Rated
State service employees; prohibit sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination of.
Analysis:
711. HB 711
Not Rated
Left Lane; prohibit use of hand-held mobile telephones while driving in.
Analysis:
712. HB 712
Not Rated
Natural Resource Camp; establish pilot program for students in Lee and Monroe Counties.
Analysis:
713. HB 713
Not Rated
Online voter registration; revise to allow for first-time voters to register through.
Analysis:
714. HB 714
Not Rated
Special election; revise number of ballots printed for.
Analysis:
715. HB 715
Not Rated
Solid waste; require landlords to deliver items too large for garbage containers to disposal facility.
Analysis:
716. HB 716
Not Rated
Homestead exemption; apply exemption for disabled veterans from date of application for disability.
Analysis:
717. HB 717
Not Rated
Trooper training class; require Legislature to appropriate funds in 2020 and 2021 to defray expenses of.
Analysis:
718. HB 718
Not Rated
Computer science; require to be taught in all public schools.
Analysis:
719. HB 719
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; reauthorize issuance to supporters of Gentry High School and revise distribution of fees collected from issuance.
Analysis:
720. HB 720
Not Rated
Board of Supervisors of Hancock County; revise salary of attorney hired to prosecute cases for county.
Analysis:
721. HB 721
Neutral
Rural Fire Truck Acquisition Assistance Program; authorize an additional round for counties and municipalities.
Analysis: This bill authorizes the state to further fund the Rural Fire Truck Acquisition Program at a level that would allow all stations under this program to receive funds for an additional fire truck.
722. HB 722
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Fund.
Analysis:
723. HB 723
Not Rated
Tanning facilities; prohibit use by persons under 18 years old.
Analysis:
724. HB 724
Not Rated
Expungement; allow court granting a certificate of rehabilitation to also grant an.
Analysis:
725. HB 725
Not Rated
Landowners Protection Act; repeal.
Analysis:
726. HB 726
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; allow holders of package retailer's permits to sell on Sunday.
Analysis:
727. HB 727
Not Rated
Motor vehicles; require certain new to be equipped with alert to operator to check rear designated seat when engine stops.
Analysis:
728. HB 728
Not Rated
Liability insurance policies; must include provision that insolvency or bankruptcy of insured does not release insurer from payment of damages during policy.
Analysis:
729. HB 729
Not Rated
Mississippi Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act; create.
Analysis:
730. HB 730
Neutral
Municipalities; authorize those of certain size to conduct special elections at one polling place.
Analysis: This bill authorizes municipalities to close down polling places for consolidation of polling places at one location.
731. HB 731
Not Rated
Immunity for law enforcement officers; authorize when claimant is convicted for resisting arrest.
Analysis:
732. HB 732
Not Rated
Reimbursement for law enforcement training expenses; revise years officer must have been employed at previous entity before new hiring entity is responsible for.
Analysis:
733. HB 733
Not Rated
Jointly held property; authorize to be sold by broker in a commercially reasonable manner.
Analysis:
734. HB 734
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to certain veterans who were honorably discharged or released.
Analysis:
735. HB 735
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore to people who committed nonviolent disqualifying crimes upon meeting certain requirements.
Analysis:
736. HB 736
Neutral
Counties; authorize to offer Medicare eligible county employees supplemental benefits if employees secure Medicare in lieu of using county insurance.
Analysis: This bill gives county employees the ability to secure healthcare coverage either from Medicaid or the county health insurance program at no cost to the county.
737. HB 737
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to all upon meeting all terms and conditions of sentence.
Analysis:
738. HB 738
Not Rated
Lottery tickets; allow to be sold at liquor stores if approved as lottery retailer.
Analysis:
739. HB 739
Not Rated
Counties and municipalities; authorize to offer Medicare eligible employees supplemental compensation, insurance and/or benefits if employees secure Medicare.
Analysis:
740. HB 740
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for taxpayers that employ certain veterans.
Analysis:
741. HB 741
Not Rated
Use tax; revise certain provisions regarding funds distributed to municipalities/counties for road and bridge improvements.
Analysis: This bill adds drainage improvements related to roads, streets and bridges to the list of improvements covered by the special state fund for infrastructure maintenance. The bill also specifies that municipalities are not authorized to use more than 75% of the funds granted from this special fund for the repayment of bonds issued or other debt incurred by the municipality.
742. HB 742
Not Rated
Department of Health; prohibit from requiring fluoridation in water system.
Analysis:
743. HB 743
Not Rated
Federal judges; authorize to solemnize marriage.
Analysis:
744. HB 744
Bad Policy
Insurance premium discount for hurricane or windstorm damage mitigation; include commercial property.
Analysis: This bill requires insurance companies to offer discounted rates for wind coverage for businesses and homes. This is not only a blatant violation of free-market/conservative principles, but is bad for the economy, bad for business, and ultimately bad for the consumer. Property owners must be responsible for the land that they own and the risk of environmental dangers to property is a risk that you take on when owning property. There is no compelling reason or unjust action here that warrants government intrusion. Insurance policies are contracts agreed to by two independent parties. In areas where wind damage is more likely to occur, insurance policies for wind damage will be more expensive; this makes sense in the free market and is to be expected. Legislation that sets prices for wind coverage policies de-incentivizes insurance companies from operating in the state which in turn lessens competition and drives up overall costs. The most efficient and fair exchange always comes when two parties bent on coming to a fair deal are on equal footing in a fair and free market. This bill inserts the government into the middle of an otherwise fair dealing between the insurance companies and the property owner, driving up costs for all and blatantly ignoring small government, free-market, conservative principles.
745. HB 745
Not Rated
Palliative care; direct Health Department to study and make recommendations on how to increase the number of providers of.
Analysis:
746. HB 746
Not Rated
The Jessica Marie Lofton Act; create the crime of selling, transferring or marketing adulterated human urine for sample chemical tests.
Analysis:
747. HB 747
Not Rated
Certificate of Foreign Birth; authorize without judicial proceeding under certain circumstances.
Analysis:
748. HB 748
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; require to input missing person cases into National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS).
Analysis:
749. HB 749
Not Rated
State Auditor; authorize to examine tax returns necessary for auditing certain federal benefits.
Analysis:
750. HB 750
Good Policy
Mississippi Public Records Act of 1983; exempt certain records of Workers' Compensation Commission from definition of public records.
Analysis: This bill exempts any records of the Mississippi Worker's Compensation Commission that include personal, private or identifying information of any person from the definition of "public records". Filing a workman's compensation claim should not subject someone to having their personal information included in the public record.
751. HB 751
Neutral
Mississippi Employer-Assisted Housing Teacher Program; remove requirement that the Department of Education administer with the FNMA.
Analysis:
752. HB 752
Good Policy
Freestanding emergency room; allow to be established near location of a recently closed hospital.
Analysis:
753. HB 753
Not Rated
Interstate Compact on Second Amendment Sactuary; authorize State of MS to enter into with other southern states.
Analysis:
754. HB 754
Not Rated
Interstate compact; authorize State of Mississippi to enter into the Southeastern Community College Compact with other states to waive nonresident tuition fees.
Analysis:
755. HB 755
Neutral
Community colleges; authorize boards of trustees to waive out-of-state tuition to certain students upon agreement to remain in the state.
Analysis: Gives community colleges the ability to waive out-of-state tuition costs. However, if a students accepts this agreement, they must remain in the state for 2 years upon completion or they will be required to pay back waived tuition plus interest.
756. HB 756
Not Rated
Walnut Grove Correctional Facility; require DFA to ascertain certain cost estimates to make repairs at the facility.
Analysis:
757. HB 757
Neutral
School mobile panic button program; require Department of Education to develop and implement in K-12 public schools.
Analysis: This bill requires every public school district to implement a school mobile panic button program. This program would be an app that could be used by anyone in a public school to alert authorities in the event of an emergency situation.
758. HB 758
Bad Policy
State judges; provide for increase in the annual salaries of.
Analysis: This bill increases the salaries of our state's judges and justices. While our judges provide a valuable service, the reality of our state's financial situation is such that it is not prudent to be raising salaries for any state employee. Every Mississippian has a taxpayer burden of over $11,000 and the state is currently attempting to foot a $14 Billion bill with around $5.7 Billion of assets. This bill is out of line with what ought to be the legislature's priorities and continues a pattern of reckless spending increases.
759. HB 759
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Education for developing a school mobile panic button program for K-12 schools.
Analysis:
760. HB 760
Not Rated
Child care facilities; exempt church owned and operated facilities from licensure.
Analysis:
761. HB 761
Not Rated
Unnatural intercourse law; revise to remove 'mankind' from.
Analysis:
762. HB 762
Not Rated
Firearms silencers; increase penalties for the sale or possession of.
Analysis:
763. HB 763
Not Rated
Human Trafficking; clarify felony classification.
Analysis:
764. HB 764
Not Rated
Mississippi Civil Rights Act; create.
Analysis:
765. HB 765
Not Rated
Mississippi Home Corporation Act; prohibit sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination from occurring in connection with.
Analysis:
766. HB 766
Not Rated
State employees; provide for 3% increase in compensation for each of the next 4 fiscal years.
Analysis:
767. HB 767
Not Rated
Driver's license; authorize designation of certain disabilities on.
Analysis:
768. HB 768
Neutral
Mississippi Board of Mental Health; authorize to sell certain state-owned real property located in Meridian, Lauderdale County, MS.
Analysis: This bill authorizes the Mississippi Board of Mental Health to sell the state-owned property that used to be the Old Friendship Center in Meridian.
769. HB 769
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of a new Highway Safety Patrol Substation in Starkville.
Analysis:
770. HB 770
Bad Policy
'Trauma-Informed Discipline Practices Act; enact to establish procedures to assess and mediate effects of traumatic events in schools.
Analysis: This requires every public school district to submit a state plan in accordance with MDE regulations concerning adverse childhood experiences.
771. HB 771
Not Rated
Undocumented students; allow to attend college at in-state tuition rates subject to certain conditions.
Analysis:
772. HB 772
Neutral
Outdoor advertisement signs; revise height requirements for.
Analysis:
773. HB 773
Not Rated
Commercial Lines Modernization Act; enact.
Analysis:
774. HB 774
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Columbia with water and sewer system improvements.
Analysis:
775. HB 775
Bad Policy
Home inspector license; require applicants to undergo certain background checks.
Analysis: This bill requires a background check for someone to obtain home inspector licensure. The free market is best equipped to determine if someone is suited to become a home inspector, not the state government.
776. HB 776
Not Rated
Legislature; allow PERS retirees to receive retirement allowance while serving as a member of.
Analysis:
777. HB 777
Neutral
Counselors; revise certain provisions of licensing laws.
Analysis:
778. HB 778
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to first responders injured in the line of duty.
Analysis:
779. HB 779
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore automatically to certain persons who have completed all sentencing requirements.
Analysis:
780. HB 780
Not Rated
Motor vehicle liability insurance; require to renew registration.
Analysis:
781. HB 781
Not Rated
Child care facilities; require licensing agency to disclose names of persons filing complaints against.
Analysis:
782. HB 782
Good Policy
Certificate of rehabilitation; authorize those convicted in another state to apply for a.
Analysis: This bill authorizes Mississippi inmates who were convicted of felonies out of state to apply for certificates of rehabilitation in Mississippi. These certificates will be easier to obtain for these inmates with the change offered in this legislation.
783. HB 783
Not Rated
DUI; revise violations of.
Analysis:
784. HB 784
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist with construction of the Partnership School at Mississippi State University.
Analysis:
785. HB 785
Good Policy
Pseudoephedrine and ephedrine; authorize sales and purchase of certain products containing without a prescription.
Analysis:
786. HB 786
Not Rated
Legislature; prohibit a person from being an elected officer of a county or municipality and a member of.
Analysis:
787. HB 787
Not Rated
Daylight saving time; observe year-round if federal law is amended to allow it.
Analysis:
788. HB 788
Not Rated
Review Board for Officer-Involved Deaths; create.
Analysis:
789. HB 789
Not Rated
Sales tax; phase out on sales of certain food.
Analysis:
790. HB 790
Not Rated
Officer-involved deaths; require investigation by Mississippi Bureau of Investigations.
Analysis:
791. HB 791
Not Rated
Repealer on one cent special sales tax on gross proceeds/income of businesses in cities with population of 150,000 or more.
Analysis:
792. HB 792
Not Rated
Land banks; authorize counties and municipalities to create to convert certain property to productive use.
Analysis:
793. HB 793
Not Rated
Urban renewal agency commission; revise composition of.
Analysis:
794. HB 794
Not Rated
Seized property; authorize court to order forfeiture of substitute property in certain circumstances.
Analysis:
795. HB 795
Not Rated
Distinctive motorcycle license tag; authorize issuance to members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
Analysis:
796. HB 796
Not Rated
Open Meetings Law; authorize court to void certain actions taken in violation of.
Analysis:
797. HB 797
Not Rated
Open Meeting Law; revise reasons for executive sessions to include discussions by boards of trustees of public hospitals.
Analysis:
798. HB 798
Not Rated
Mental health screenings and assessments; require in all public schools.
Analysis:
799. HB 799
Not Rated
Child Care Advisory Council; require child care providers to recommend names of persons to serve on.
Analysis:
800. HB 800
Not Rated
Department of Health; limit any increase in fees by to not more than five percent.
Analysis:
801. HB 801
Not Rated
Department of Human Services; require a board of directors to be created within.
Analysis:
802. HB 802
Not Rated
Unemployment compensation; revise weekly benefit amount for.
Analysis:
803. HB 803
Not Rated
Juvenile detention centers and the state training school; revise age of minors who may be ordered to.
Analysis:
804. HB 804
Not Rated
'MS Speech-Language Therapy Scholarship for Students with Speech-Language Impairments Program'; clarify certain provision of for eligibility purposes.
Analysis:
805. HB 805
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of a new Highway Safety Patrol substation in Starkville.
Analysis:
806. HB 806
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist with construction of the Partnership School at Mississippi State University.
Analysis:
807. HB 807
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Oktibbeha County with certain road improvements.
Analysis:
808. HB 808
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Oktibbeha County with improvements to Oktibbeha County lake.
Analysis:
809. HB 809
Not Rated
Unemployment benefits; increase individual's weekly benefit amount by $40.00.
Analysis:
810. HB 810
Not Rated
Unemployment compensation; provide for certain increases in.
Analysis:
811. HB 811
Neutral
Traffic accidents; require to move vehicle to certain locations in certain situations on a highway.
Analysis:
812. HB 812
Not Rated
Emerging Crops Fund; increase maximum amount of loans made to new and existing agribusiness enterprise to $400,000.00.
Analysis:
813. HB 813
Not Rated
State Correctional Facilities Monitoring Unit; establish.
Analysis:
814. HB 814
Not Rated
Attorney General; authorize concurrent jurisdiction with State Auditor for official corruption cases.
Analysis:
815. HB 815
Not Rated
Mobile homes; give owner of two years to redeem the property after sold for taxes.
Analysis:
816. HB 816
Not Rated
The Mississippi Gang Act; rename as and revise provisions regarding.
Analysis:
817. HB 817
Not Rated
Teachers' salaries; increase to southeastern average over five-year period.
Analysis:
818. HB 818
Not Rated
Teachers' and teacher assistants' salaries; provide for $1,500.00 increase.
Analysis:
819. HB 819
Not Rated
Absentee ballots; revise notary requirements for students enrolled in a college, university or community or junior college.
Analysis:
820. HB 820
Not Rated
Commission to Redesign the Mississippi State Flag; establish to recommend new state flag design.
Analysis:
821. HB 821
Not Rated
School buses; require those purchased after July 1, 2020, to be equipped with seat belts and provide opt out provision.
Analysis:
822. HB 822
Not Rated
School buses; require 20% of those purchased after July 1, 2020, to be equipped with seat belts.
Analysis:
823. HB 823
Neutral
Coastal Wetlands Protection Act; revise definitions to include 'ordinary high water mark'.
Analysis:
824. HB 824
Bad Policy
Election commissioners; authorize per diem for primary and runoff election days in addition to general and special election days.
Analysis: This bill authorizes per diem pay to election commissioners on the days of primary and runoff elections. This expenditure solves no existing problem in the election process and only serves to increase the tax burden on the people of Mississippi.
825. HB 825
Not Rated
Health insurance; require certain policies to provide coverage for physician-prescribed proton beam therapy.
Analysis:
826. HB 826
Not Rated
Youth court records; authorize parents to have redacted copies of.
Analysis:
827. HB 827
Good Policy
Department of Marine Resources Chief Financial Officer; revise the qualifications for.
Analysis: Adds CPAs as a potential qualification for CFO at the Department of Marine Resources.
828. HB 828
Not Rated
Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources; clarify procedure used when issuing or denying permits.
Analysis:
829. HB 829
Not Rated
Prescription drugs; direct Health Department to establish a wholesale importation program for.
Analysis:
830. HB 830
Not Rated
Distinctive motorcycle license tag; authorize issuance for supporters of Mississippi MoToSteps Motorcycle Safety Training.
Analysis:
831. HB 831
Not Rated
Compulsory School Attendance Law; rename as the 'Kindergarten Increases Diplomas (KIDs) Act,' and lower compulsory age to five years.
Analysis:
832. HB 832
Not Rated
Pseudoephedrine; require pharmacies to keep records of over the counter sales of.
Analysis:
833. HB 833
Not Rated
School districts; provide for repeal of local governing authority's automatic approval of ad valorem tax effort increases not exceeding 4%.
Analysis:
834. HB 834
Not Rated
Disabled parking violations; add state assessment to be used for Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation.
Analysis:
835. HB 835
Neutral
Littering violations; add assessment for LSBP funds.
Analysis: This bill raises the fine for littering violations from $50 to $100 and stipulates that $50 of the fine must go towards bridge replacement and rehabilitation.
836. HB 836
Not Rated
Mineral Rights; revert to surface owner after certain period of time.
Analysis:
837. HB 837
Bad Policy
Health insurance policies; require certain to provide infertility coverage and establish pilot program in State Health Plan.
Analysis: This bill requires insurance companies to provide coverage for any medically necessary treatments of infertility, including in-vitro fertilization and artificial insemination. Government mandates requiring private entities such as insurance companies to alter in any way the service they provide to their customers denigrates the legitimacy of the free-market and ultimately raises costs for the buyer and supplier of insurance policies.
838. HB 838
Good Policy
Driver's license; require Department of Public Safety to allow official identifying document of MDOC to suffice for.
Analysis: Allows official MDOC documents as qualifying documents in lieu of a birth certificate or social security card for ex-offenders. This will make it easier for ex-offenders to get a driver's license.
839. HB 839
Not Rated
Domestic violence; prohibit those convicted of from carrying weapons.
Analysis:
840. HB 840
Not Rated
Unclaimed dead bodies; coroner shall cause to be entrusted to funeral homes in county on a rotation basis.
Analysis:
841. HB 841
Not Rated
Universities and community/junior colleges; waive tuition for children, spouses, widows and widowers of certain veterans.
Analysis:
842. HB 842
Not Rated
Automatic voter registration; authorize for those who apply for the issuance, renewal or change of address of a driver's license.
Analysis:
843. HB 843
Not Rated
Funeral directing; issue license for to persons who meet certain criteria and apply within 30 days.
Analysis:
844. HB 844
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; revise notification period given to local law enforcement when offender is to be released.
Analysis:
845. HB 845
Not Rated
Parole Board; revise notifications time frame given to victim when the offender is to be released by.
Analysis:
846. HB 846
Not Rated
Compulsory school age; revise definition to include children who attain the age of five years before September 1.
Analysis:
847. HB 847
Not Rated
Contractors; require to submit signed agreement acknowledging certain information when submitting a bid.
Analysis:
848. HB 848
Not Rated
State agency and governing authority contracts; require 30% of to be set-aside for certain businesses.
Analysis:
849. HB 849
Not Rated
Death certificates; time for filing with Office of Vital Records shall be within 7 business days after the death occurs.
Analysis:
850. HB 850
Not Rated
School buses; require those purchased after July 1, 2020, to be equipped with seat belts.
Analysis:
851. HB 851
Good Policy
Corrections and Criminal Justice Oversight Task Force; revise composition of.
Analysis: This bill adds one additional member to the Corrections and Criminal Justice Oversight Task Force Committee whose role will be to advocate for "offenders and families". This member is to be appointed by the Governor. The addition of a new member to the committee whose sole purpose is to advocate for this often under-represented group has the potential to bring about positive change from within government.
852. HB 852
Not Rated
'The Child Hunger Prevention and Fair Treatment Act of 2020'; enact to clarify provision related to student indebtedness.
Analysis:
853. HB 853
Not Rated
Part-time law enforcement officer; revise definition to include any person working less than 30 hours per week as.
Analysis:
854. HB 854
Not Rated
Probate; increase value of estate for affidavits of succession.
Analysis:
855. HB 855
Not Rated
State agency budget requests, appropriation bills and operating budget; require to include specific line items for proposed expenditures.
Analysis:
856. HB 856
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; regulate payment for nonexempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Analysis:
857. HB 857
Not Rated
Nursing homes; authorize patients to be restrained upon written request of patient's representative.
Analysis:
858. HB 858
Bad Policy
Alcohol; revise certain provisions regarding authority of Department of Revenue to dispose of seized alcohol.
Analysis: This bill slightly increases the parameters under which law enforcement may dispose of alcoholic beverages and "raw materials" connected with the production of alcoholic beverages. The state should not be in the business of seizing property as it pertains to alcohol in the first place, and surely should not be wastefully disposing of these materials. At the very least the state should sell this property at a profit and use the newly acquired funds to lessen the burden of the taxpayer.
859. HB 859
Neutral
Taxation; amend certain sections of law to make interest rates for various unpaid taxes consistent with rates provided in other sections of law.
Analysis:
860. HB 860
Not Rated
Motor vehicle license tags; remove requirement for apportioned vehicles to have decal with expiration month/year on tag.
Analysis:
861. HB 861
Good Policy
Taxation; authorize Commissioner of Revenue to reduce a tax assessment based on additional information after order of Board of Tax Appeals.
Analysis: This bill provides a 60 day window to taxpayers who feel they overpaid on taxes during which they can submit information and documentation showing their overpayment in the pursuit of a tax reduction. This will help keep Mississippians from overpaying on their taxes and keep money that they shouldn't owe in their pockets.
862. HB 862
Neutral
Ad valorem tax; revise penalty for failure of public service corporations to render schedules of property to Department of Revenue for assessment purposes.
Analysis:
863. HB 863
Neutral
Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions relating to assessment of public service corporations.
Analysis:
864. HB 864
Bad Policy
Department of Revenue; allow department appraisers to receive certain pay increases upon completing certain training.
Analysis: This bill authorizes a pay increase for appraisers that complete extra training. The state of Mississippi already imposes a huge tax burden on its citizens. This bill is out of line with what should be the state's priorities and hands another tax burden to Mississippians without sufficient cause.
865. HB 865
Neutral
Sales tax; revise provisions regarding denial/revocation of permit due to unpaid taxes.
Analysis:
866. HB 866
Neutral
Fuel and lubricating oil taxes; remove bond limit and class distinctions for certain distributors, require electronic filing of returns.
Analysis:
867. HB 867
Not Rated
Sales Tax Taxation of Services and Construction Activities Study Committee; create.
Analysis:
868. HB 868
Not Rated
Highway privilege tax; add a gross vehicle weight category for carriers of property with additional tax.
Analysis:
869. HB 869
Neutral
Motor vehicle title; change vehicle age from 10 to 20 years for odometer disclosure exemption.
Analysis: As it stands, in the event of a sale of a vehicle aged 10 years or under, the seller must disclose the exact mileage of the vehicle. This bill raises that threshold to 20 years or younger. As a result, all vehicles sold in Mississippi that are 20 years or younger must come included with the exact mileage information. This change in law reflects the current federal law on the matter.
870. HB 870
Neutral
IHL Board of Trustees; require appointments to be made by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the House.
Analysis: This bill gives the Speaker of the House and the Lieutenant Governor the power to make IHL appointments in addition to the governor.
871. HB 871
Not Rated
Justice court judges; revise position to be nonpartisan and part-time for.
Analysis:
872. HB 872
Not Rated
School district consolidation; authorize use of reverse referendum to enforce requirememnt of by school boards.
Analysis:
873. HB 873
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore automatically once a person has completed all sentencing requirements.
Analysis:
874. HB 874
Not Rated
County Prosecuting Attorney; require written consent of district attorney before presenting a mater to the grand jury.
Analysis:
875. HB 875
Not Rated
State-county work programs; require Department of Corrections to pay costs for the housing of state offenders who are housed in county jails and participate in.
Analysis:
876. HB 876
Not Rated
Mississippi seafood label law; create.
Analysis:
877. HB 877
Not Rated
Nursing facilities; require initial assessment of patients by a physician within 10 days after admission.
Analysis:
878. HB 878
Not Rated
State agencies; prohibit disclosure of identifying information received from program applicants.
Analysis:
879. HB 879
Good Policy
Law enforcement officers; allow to contest and undergo second test before termination or suspension without pay after failed urine test.
Analysis: This bill allows law enforcement officers to request hair follicle testing in the event of a failed urine test that tests positive for drugs. The officer must make the request in 2 days and must pay for the hair follicle test out of pocket if the test affirms the results of the urine test. This allows officers an avenue to ensure they are treated fairly with regards to these tests in a way that does not harm the integrity of the substance testing process.
880. HB 880
Not Rated
Collegiate athletics; authorize student athletes to receive compensation and have legal representation.
Analysis:
881. HB 881
Not Rated
House Rule 11A; amend to authorize personal staff for each member of the House.
Analysis:
882. HB 882
Not Rated
Justice court judges; increase amount of fee charged to perform marriage ceremonies.
Analysis:
883. HB 883
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of the Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Foundation.
Analysis:
884. HB 884
Bad Policy
Sales tax; divert certain sales tax revenue to special fund for state parks improvement.
Analysis: This bill creates the Mississippi Park Fund and the State Parks Repair, Renovation and Capital Improvements Fund. These are to be funded by an added tax on businesses operating on the property of state parks. State parks are public property that those businesses already paid for through their regular taxes. This bill de-incentivizes businesses from operating through a tax that defeats the purpose of public parks, which is to provide for an area for public use at no further expense to the taxpayer.
885. HB 885
Not Rated
Air guns; authorize use for big game during primitive weapon seasons and firearm seasons.
Analysis:
886. HB 886
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of Mississippi State Parks.
Analysis:
887. HB 887
Good Policy
Commission on Wildlife; authorize to contract with private entities to conduct certain revenue generating activities.
Analysis:
888. HB 888
Neutral
Student club funds; clarify use and accounting practices by school districts.
Analysis:
889. HB 889
Not Rated
Motor scooter; clarify definition as well as electric assistive mobility device.
Analysis:
890. HB 890
Not Rated
State of Mississippi; require to pay fire fee-in-lieu of taxes to City of Jackson for fire protection services provided for state-owned building located in.
Analysis:
891. HB 891
Not Rated
Medicaid; provide coverage for services furnished under a PACE program.
Analysis:
892. HB 892
Not Rated
Assistant Teacher Salary Waiver Grant Program; establish to authorize agreements between assistant teachers and school districts for cost of teacher preparation program.
Analysis:
893. HB 893
Not Rated
Nursing education; unspent TANF funds shall be spent to pay expenses of persons enrolled as part of workforce training.
Analysis:
894. HB 894
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt retail sales of certain electronic devices and school supplies during the last weekend in July.
Analysis:
895. HB 895
Not Rated
Elementary professional school counselors; allocate funds under Mississippi Adequate Education Program for.
Analysis:
896. HB 896
Not Rated
CON; authorize for nursing home in Jones County.
Analysis:
897. HB 897
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health Department to provide funding to federally qualified health centers.
Analysis:
898. HB 898
Not Rated
School districts; require certain policies and alternative curriculum if accountability rating at three lowest levels.
Analysis:
899. HB 899
Not Rated
Comprehensive School Health Education Program; include additional components in and require school nurse to teach.
Analysis:
900. HB 900
Not Rated
Task force to address the disparity of African-American males in the judicial system; create.
Analysis:
901. HB 901
Not Rated
Mississippi Comprehensive Teen Pregnancy Prevention Act; create.
Analysis:
902. HB 902
Not Rated
TANF and Medicaid; require teenage recipients of to participate in programs about birth control, abstinence and parenting.
Analysis:
903. HB 903
Not Rated
Mathematics and science instruction; enhance through new programs in middle schools.
Analysis:
904. HB 904
Not Rated
Socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns; establish program to encourage participation in state contracts.
Analysis:
905. HB 905
Not Rated
Homework; require teachers to incorporate daily and weekly assignments into their curriculum.
Analysis:
906. HB 906
Not Rated
Nonviolent offenders; authorize reduction of sentences for passage of end-of-course subject area tests by offenders.
Analysis:
907. HB 907
Not Rated
Economically Distressed Municipalities Development Act; create.
Analysis:
908. HB 908
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore upon satisfaction of all the sentencing requirements of a conviction.
Analysis:
909. HB 909
Not Rated
Felony expunction; revise age to obtain to conform to revisions.
Analysis:
910. HB 910
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt certain sales of tangible personal property and services to churches.
Analysis:
911. HB 911
Not Rated
School boards; elect members at presidential elections for 4-year term.
Analysis:
912. HB 912
Not Rated
'Mississippi Country of Origin Labeling Law of 2009'; revise to also require notice of country of processing.
Analysis:
913. HB 913
Not Rated
Motor vehicle license plates; allow reuse from one vehicle to another vehicle under certain conditions.
Analysis:
914. HB 914
Not Rated
Mississippi Adult Health and Privacy Act; create.
Analysis:
915. HB 915
Not Rated
Power of Attorney; revise in delegation for care and custody of a child.
Analysis:
916. HB 916
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; exempt certain vehicles.
Analysis:
917. HB 917
Good Policy
Light spirit products; define as no more than 4% alcoholic content by weight, and regulate same as beer and light wine.
Analysis:
918. HB 918
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Bolivar County with construction of a biking trail.
Analysis:
919. HB 919
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Bolivar County with sidewalk construction.
Analysis:
920. HB 920
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the North Bolivar Consolidated School District with making improvements to certain schools.
Analysis:
921. HB 921
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist West Bolivar Consolidated School District with improvements to certain schools.
Analysis:
922. HB 922
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Mound Bayou with improvements to city pool.
Analysis:
923. HB 923
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the City of Shelby with improvements to downtown walking track.
Analysis:
924. HB 924
Not Rated
Appropriation; North Bolivar Consolidated School District for costs of repairs, renovations and upgrades at two high schools.
Analysis:
925. HB 925
Not Rated
Appropriation; West Bolivar School District for repairs and renovations at three high schools.
Analysis:
926. HB 926
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Mound Bayou to make improvements to existing city pool.
Analysis:
927. HB 927
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Shelby for constructing a downtown walking trail and playground.
Analysis:
928. HB 928
Not Rated
Bail procedures; revise.
Analysis:
929. HB 929
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supports of EV Mississippi.
Analysis:
930. HB 930
Not Rated
School attendance; require for children unable to score a 21 or higher on the ACT until the child reaches 18 years of age.
Analysis:
931. HB 931
Not Rated
State Board of Education; require to develop curriculum and implement programs of conflict resolution.
Analysis:
932. HB 932
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; provide certain educational programs for adult offenders.
Analysis:
933. HB 933
Not Rated
School attendance officers; require to visit homes of certain children within 72 hours of unexcused absence.
Analysis:
934. HB 934
Not Rated
Compulsory school attendance; require youth court petition after third unlawful absence and authorize community service for violations.
Analysis:
935. HB 935
Not Rated
Eleventh Grade students; require to take GED or High School Equivalency Test for senior early-release privilege eligibility.
Analysis:
936. HB 936
Not Rated
First grade enrollment; allow child who turns six on or before December 31 to start at beginning of that school year.
Analysis:
937. HB 937
Not Rated
Home economics; require to be taught in 'D' and 'F' rated school districts.
Analysis:
938. HB 938
Not Rated
Appropriations; Department of Employment Security for funding Summer Youth Employment Programs.
Analysis:
939. HB 939
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of headquarters building for Department of Public Safety.
Analysis:
940. HB 940
Good Policy
Financial institutions; authorize to delay a transaction upon good-faith belief that eligible person will be exploited.
Analysis: This bill authorizes financial institutions to delay a transaction if they believe the transaction involves the exploitation of the customer who requested it. As a general rule, financial authorizations, as private entities, should be free to make these judgement calls on their own without being granted government authority.
941. HB 941
Not Rated
Mobile sports wagering; authorize.
Analysis:
942. HB 942
Neutral
Voyeurism; revise penalty for offense of.
Analysis: As it stands 5 years jail time is the maximum amount of jail time someone 21 years old or older who is convicted of voyeurism can receive. This bill lowers that standard to 18 years of age.
943. HB 943
Neutral
Terroristic threats; revise provisions regulating.
Analysis: This bill revises the language that defines the crime of committing "terroristic threats". It removes the stipulation that the crime must include a "cede to the person's demands."
944. HB 944
Not Rated
Interlocutory appeal; authorize for criminal prosecutors.
Analysis:
945. HB 945
Neutral
Sexual battery; remove statute of limitations for prosecution of crime of.
Analysis: As it stands there is no statute of limitation for sexual battery against children. This bill removes the statute of limitations that exists for all sexual batteries, regardless of age.
946. HB 946
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property to volunteer fire departments for use solely in department purposes.
Analysis:
947. HB 947
Not Rated
Regional food banks; DHS establish grant program to provide annual grant funding to.
Analysis:
948. HB 948
Not Rated
Home schooled students; authorize participation in therapy services available through local school district.
Analysis:
949. HB 949
Not Rated
Local Taxation and Tax Extension Authority Act; create.
Analysis:
950. HB 950
Not Rated
Milk products; exempt owners of certain milk producing animals from regulation when used for personal milk consumption.
Analysis:
951. HB 951
Not Rated
Mississippi On-Farm Sales and Food Freedom Act; create.
Analysis:
952. HB 952
Not Rated
Mississippi Benefit Corporation Act; create.
Analysis:
953. HB 953
Not Rated
Parole; change length of sentence to be served before offenders may request judicial recommendation of.
Analysis:
954. HB 954
Neutral
ABC Division officers; compensation shall be determined by special plan approved by Personnel Board.
Analysis: This bill changes the device through which the amount of compensation received by officers of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division and the Department of Revenue shall be determined. The amount of compensation will be determined by the State Personnel Board through a special plan that takes into account the cost of travel for these officers.
955. HB 955
Bad Policy
Hunting or fishing; provide that possession of certain items is prima facie evidence that a person is.
Analysis: This bill expands the possible uses of prima facie evidence. This is evidence that does not prove wrongdoing but simply suggests it. This holds law enforcement to an incredibly low standard and allows them to act without sufficient evidence to assume wrongdoing.
956. HB 956
Not Rated
State agencies; prohibit disclosure of identifying information received from program applicants.
Analysis:
957. HB 957
Not Rated
Part-time law enforcement officers; revise salary threshold determination.
Analysis:
958. HB 958
Not Rated
Municipal annexation; require an election be held in the proposed annexed territory.
Analysis:
959. HB 959
Not Rated
Mobile Sports wagering; authorize.
Analysis:
960. HB 960
Not Rated
SNAP and TANF recipients; require those unemployed to take Test of Adult Basic Education.
Analysis:
961. HB 961
Not Rated
SNAP recipients; must take TABE exam and achieve certain scores before will be exempt from work requirements.
Analysis:
962. HB 962
Not Rated
Youth Employment Grant Program; create.
Analysis:
963. HB 963
Not Rated
Officer-involved death; require investigation and appointment of special prosecutor.
Analysis:
964. HB 964
Not Rated
Parole eligibility; provide for offender who commits crime before the age of 26 after serving certain percentage of sentence.
Analysis:
965. HB 965
Not Rated
Absentee ballots; revise those who are authorized to vote by.
Analysis:
966. HB 966
Not Rated
Special Prosecutor; create procedure when DA is absent or unable to perform his or her duties.
Analysis:
967. HB 967
Not Rated
High school curriculum; require SBE to develop for instruction in civics and home economics.
Analysis:
968. HB 968
Not Rated
State employees; provide for across-the-board increase in annual salaries of.
Analysis:
969. HB 969
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; increase minimum base salary to $21,732.00, equivalent to the Southeastern average for.
Analysis:
970. HB 970
Not Rated
African-American Studies and Racial Diversity; require SDE to develop curriculum for implementation in public high school.
Analysis:
971. HB 971
Not Rated
Driver's license; revise certain requirements and create certificate for driving.
Analysis:
972. HB 972
Not Rated
Driver's license; authorize hardship license for persons out of compliance for order of support or suspended due to incarceration.
Analysis:
973. HB 973
Not Rated
Income tax; provide a credit for taxpayers allowed to claim federal earned income tax credit.
Analysis:
974. HB 974
Not Rated
Disenfranchising crimes; clarify those that qualify as.
Analysis:
975. HB 975
Not Rated
Breastfeeding professionals; provide for licensure of by State Department of Health.
Analysis:
976. HB 976
Not Rated
Legislative vacancy; revise procedure to fill.
Analysis:
977. HB 977
Neutral
Oil and gas severance; revise date by taxes are due.
Analysis:
978. HB 978
Good Policy
Hazing; increase penalties for.
Analysis: This bill creates the offense "Hazing in the 3rd degree". The main difference here is that 3rd degree hazing is a felony, while 1st and 2nd degree hazing are misdemeanor crimes. Other offenses for hazing, 1st and 2nd degree, did not include stipulations for forced alcohol consumption, which this new offense does. This 3rd degree crime covers serious bodily injury as well as death. Ultimately this bill increases penalties for hazing and provides for separate and distinct offenses under the law for hazing related injuries and deaths. Hazing injuries and deaths have become commonplace nationwide. The proper sentencing of offenders of these crimes is just and helps to discourage further incidents like these from occurring on college campuses.
979. HB 979
Not Rated
Alcohol beverages; revise policy of state regarding prohibition of.
Analysis:
980. HB 980
Not Rated
Work release program; authorize courts and sheriffs to assign certain convicted offenders to while confined in jail.
Analysis:
981. HB 981
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; authorize the sale of wine at grocery stores.
Analysis:
982. HB 982
Neutral
Nonadmitted policy fee; delete repealer on and revise distribution of.
Analysis:
983. HB 983
Bad Policy
Mississippi Board of Nursing;authorize to collect certain costs and establish procedure for collection.
Analysis:
984. HB 984
Neutral
Mississippi Board of Nursing; revise the notice required for special meeting of.
Analysis: This bill removes the stipulation that written and mailed notices must be utilized to distribute meeting times for the Mississippi Board of Nursing. It also does away with the requirement that notices of meeting times must be made available at least 10 days prior to the meeting.
985. HB 985
Not Rated
Weight control programs; exempt from Mississippi Dietetics Practice Act.
Analysis:
986. HB 986
Not Rated
Fresh Start Act; revised certain portions of.
Analysis:
987. HB 987
Not Rated
Expungement; remove certain types of embezzlement from list of excluded crimes.
Analysis:
988. HB 988
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; allow direct sales and shipments of wine to be made to residents in this state.
Analysis:
989. HB 989
Good Policy
School district funding; provide for content of financial reports and prohibiting automatic budget increases for certain school districts.
Analysis: This bill prohibits the granting of an automatic increase in tax levied to satisfy a school district's budget if that district is already funded at 100% of the state funding formula.
990. HB 990
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; authorize SDE to issue Nontraditional Teaching Route - Standard License to certain individuals with advanced degrees.
Analysis:
991. HB 991
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
Analysis:
992. HB 992
Not Rated
MAEP; determine cost of using average daily membership (ADM) in lieu of ADA with 95% threshold attendance trigger.
Analysis:
993. HB 993
Good Policy
Elections; provide penalties for persons who publish campaign materials without certain identifying information.
Analysis: This bill establishes a set of penalties for any candidate, political committee or other political actor that fails to clearly identify required information in campaign publications. Information such as who paid for a political publication, who endorses or approves of the publication and who produced the publication is vital information to the voter and it's inclusion on all printed and online campaign material helps keep our elections fair and democratic.
994. HB 994
Good Policy
Teacher licensure; revise qualifications for candidates to enter an approved teacher education program.
Analysis: This bill allows teachers to receive their licenses with an SAT equivalent to an ACT score of 21 and removes the 3.0 GPA requirement in pre-major coursework. The 2.75 GPA standard remains in effect.
995. HB 995
Not Rated
Open primaries elections; authorize for state, county and municipal offices.
Analysis:
996. HB 996
Not Rated
State flag; require public colleges and universities to display on each campus or lose state funds.
Analysis:
997. HB 997
Not Rated
Retirement; persons convicted of certain felonies shall forfeit benefits from PERS, SLRP and MHSPRS.
Analysis:
998. HB 998
Not Rated
Seized property; authorize defendant to request determination on whether forfeiture is unconstitutionally excessive.
Analysis:
999. HB 999
Bad Policy
Amusement rides; provide inspection and incident reporting requirements for.
Analysis: This bill places a host of new regulations on amusement rides and those that operate them. This will make operating a business in Mississippi more expensive and difficult which will drive prices up and quality of service down.
1000. HB 1000
Neutral
Public property; provide for extinguishment of reverter clause on certain real property upon transfer to the National Park Service.
Analysis: This bill relinquishes all rights the state of Mississippi has over the plot of land including the Medgar Evers home in the event that Tougaloo College should turn over the land to the National Park Service or similar agency of the United States Government.
1001. HB 1001
Not Rated
Abortion; provide that inducing or performing is unlawful.
Analysis:
1002. HB 1002
Not Rated
Commission to redesign the MS State Flag; establish to develop 2 options for a new flag to present to the Legislature.
Analysis:
1003. HB 1003
Not Rated
State flag; prohibit display of current flag at or on state buildings or property until design is changed.
Analysis:
1004. HB 1004
Not Rated
Body-worn cameras; require cities and counties to provide to police officers and deputy sheriffs.
Analysis:
1005. HB 1005
Not Rated
Driver's license; authorize issuance of hardship license to persons who have their licenses suspended as a result of being out of compliance with order for support.
Analysis:
1006. HB 1006
Not Rated
Use tax; revise certain provisions regarding distribution of funds to municipalities for road and bridge improvements.
Analysis:
1007. HB 1007
Not Rated
Employers; prohibit from inquiring about applicant's criminal history.
Analysis:
1008. HB 1008
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish at $9.00 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime.
Analysis:
1009. HB 1009
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore upon satisfaction of all sentencing requirements of a conviction including parole but not probation.
Analysis:
1010. HB 1010
Not Rated
Public school athletics; establish study committee to evaluate transferring administration of local governments.
Analysis:
1011. HB 1011
Not Rated
Workers' compensation; require emergency hearing upon request of either party.
Analysis:
1012. HB 1012
Not Rated
Land banks; authorize counties and municipalities to create to convert certain property to productive use.
Analysis:
1013. HB 1013
Not Rated
School buses; require those purchased after July 1, 2020, to be equipped with seat belts.
Analysis:
1014. HB 1014
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for all nonviolent crimes after five years.
Analysis:
1015. HB 1015
Not Rated
Youth Unemployment Task Force; create.
Analysis:
1016. HB 1016
Neutral
Unused ballots; provide for the retention and destruction of.
Analysis: This bill sets a policy for what to do with unused, void, and protested ballots after an election takes place. The bill stipulates that the ballots will be retained for a number of months and then discarded of if not used.
1017. HB 1017
Not Rated
2018 Transportation and Infrastructure Improvements Fund; revise purposes for which City of Bruce may use funds received from.
Analysis: This bill widens the parameters under which the city if Bruce may use funds from the 2018 Transportation and Infrastructure Improvements Fund to include the "Construction of walking and bicycle trails at the city's park."
1018. HB 1018
Neutral
Church Protection Act; revise how a church is required to maintain reords of its security team.
Analysis: This bill requires churches to maintain the identification numbers of any law enforcement officers who are members of the church's registered security team.
1019. HB 1019
Not Rated
Mandatory 85% sentencing rule; repeal.
Analysis:
1020. HB 1020
Not Rated
Habitual offender law; authorize parole eligibility if offender served 10 years of a sentence of 40 years or more.
Analysis:
1021. HB 1021
Not Rated
Commutation of sentences; require for certain nonviolent offenders.
Analysis:
1022. HB 1022
Not Rated
Habitual Offender Law; exclude drug and nonviolent offenders from.
Analysis:
1023. HB 1023
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for completion of drug court.
Analysis:
1024. HB 1024
Good Policy
Habitual offender; revise penalties for.
Analysis: This bill enacts sentencing reforms that limit the application of long prison sentences under Mississippi’s “three strikes” habitual law for nonviolent drug offenses. Rehabilitation and return of non-violent offenders to society keeps the taxpayer from footing an even more costly bill for the state's justice system, puts more fathers back into what would be fatherless homes, and helps solve the current crisis of prison-overcrowding.
1025. HB 1025
Not Rated
Juvenile offenders convicted of murder; revise sentencing options for.
Analysis:
1026. HB 1026
Not Rated
Regional correctional facilities; prohibit from operating as a private correctional facility.
Analysis:
1027. HB 1027
Bad Policy
Emerging Crops Fund; increase maximum loan amount and total bonding authority under.
Analysis: Under current state law The Mississippi Development Authority is authorized to give loans to agribusiness or greenhouse production horticulture enterprises up to the amount of $200,000. This bill increases that maximum loan amount to $250,000. Currently the MDA is also authorized to issue bonds to the Emerging Crops Fund in an amount up to $109 Million. This bill increases that maximum to $114 Million. The state of Mississippi is in no financial state to be increasing the maximum amount of loans the states can issue to any business or organization.
1028. HB 1028
Good Policy
Air Operating Permit Program fees; revise laws relating to.
Analysis: This bill reorganizes the fee system for the Air Operation Permit Program Fee Trust Fund. It creates a balanced fund that assesses annual fees but only in the amount that is equal to the cost of the Title V program for which the fund is intended. If the fund is endowed with enough money to fully fund the program, no more fees are to be assessed. This balanced fund meets a federal requirement intended to keep the states' environmental protection efforts fully funded. This federal requirement comes with the stipulation that should the states fail to provide an adequate fund structure for certain Title V (clean air) efforts, federal agencies would step in and subject the state to its regulations. This bill puts into place a fair and balanced fund structure for the Air Operation Permit Program Fee Trust Fund and meets a federal requirement that will keep Mississippi in control of its environmental regulations as opposed to the federal agencies.
1029. HB 1029
Not Rated
Mental Health Courts; clarify chancery court participation for certification of.
Analysis:
1030. HB 1030
Not Rated
Child care facilities; require licensing agency to disclose names of persons filing complaints against.
Analysis:
1031. HB 1031
Not Rated
Mississippi Day of Freedom and Abolishment of Slavery; declare February 7 as.
Analysis:
1032. HB 1032
Not Rated
Mississippi Day of Freedom and Abolishment of Slavery; declare February 7 as.
Analysis:
1033. HB 1033
Not Rated
National Board Certified teachers; provide additional annual salary supplement to those employed in Walthall County.
Analysis:
1034. HB 1034
Neutral
Distinctive motor vehicle license tags; revise provisions regarding issuance of various veterans tags.
Analysis:
1035. HB 1035
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Natchez with preservation of Natchez Bluff retaining wall.
Analysis:
1036. HB 1036
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for repair and renovation of Margaret Martin Performing Art Center in Natchez.
Analysis:
1037. HB 1037
Not Rated
Mississippi Dangerous Dog Control Act; create to establish misdemeanor offense of failure to control a dangerous dog.
Analysis:
1038. HB 1038
Not Rated
Cottage food operations; remove cap on annual gross sales threshold.
Analysis:
1039. HB 1039
Not Rated
Election Commissioners; revise the qualifying deadline for.
Analysis:
1040. HB 1040
Neutral
Agencies, departments and institutions; require to report workforce monies received and how those monies were spent to the SWIB each year.
Analysis: This bill requires state agencies to submit a report to the Mississippi State Workforce Investment Board listing all funds received by the agency for the purpose of workforce training as well as in what capacity those funds were expended.
1041. HB 1041
Not Rated
Charter school payments; require school districts to pay local funds due on a monthly basis.
Analysis:
1042. HB 1042
Not Rated
MS Achievement School District; specify use of funds for the benefit of local school district of funds' origin.
Analysis:
1043. HB 1043
Not Rated
Student Athlete Bill of Rights; enact.
Analysis:
1044. HB 1044
Not Rated
Local governments; prohibit from imposing penalties or fines on security companies when false security alarm occurs.
Analysis:
1045. HB 1045
Not Rated
State flag; change design to that of the Magnolia flag.
Analysis:
1046. HB 1046
Not Rated
Uninsured motorist coverage; require to include claims involving certain vehicles protected by MTCA immunity.
Analysis:
1047. HB 1047
Not Rated
Minimum Wage; establish at $10.00 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime.
Analysis:
1048. HB 1048
Not Rated
Department of Health; limit any increase in fees by and revise who can be appointed to child care advisory council by state Health Officer.
Analysis:
1049. HB 1049
Not Rated
Department of Human Services; require a board of directors to be created within.
Analysis:
1050. HB 1050
Not Rated
Uninsured motorist coverage; provide that coverage is mandatory in every automobile liability insurance policy.
Analysis:
1051. HB 1051
Not Rated
Uninsured motorist coverage; provide that limits will be equal to liability coverage unless insured selects otherwise.
Analysis:
1052. HB 1052
Not Rated
MS Center for Legal Services; require $15.00 collected from criminal and civil actions to be remitted to.
Analysis:
1053. HB 1053
Not Rated
Criminal investigators; increase salary of.
Analysis:
1054. HB 1054
Not Rated
Firearm; authorize a permanent license for.
Analysis:
1055. HB 1055
Not Rated
Civil Legal Assistance Fund; provide for an assessment to be used for.
Analysis:
1056. HB 1056
Not Rated
Civil Legal Assistance Fund; specify funding to from certain sources.
Analysis:
1057. HB 1057
Not Rated
Mississippi Center for Legal Services Corporation Fund; create and provide for a new fee to be deposited into.
Analysis:
1058. HB 1058
Good Policy
Trust fund; authorize hospitals to maintain fund consisting of commingled funds of other hospitals for necessary expenses.
Analysis: This bill authorizes hospitals to maintain a shared trust fund with another hospital of different ownership. Private entities ought to have the right to do with their funds as they please, this bill restores one of those rights.
1059. HB 1059
Not Rated
Direct Primary Care Act; revise to Direct Health Care Act to apply to all health care providers.
Analysis:
1060. HB 1060
Not Rated
School Immunization; authorize exemption from requirements for religous beliefs.
Analysis:
1061. HB 1061
Not Rated
Medicaid; suspend eligibility of incarcerated persons instead of terminating it.
Analysis:
1062. HB 1062
Not Rated
Expungement; revise list of eligible crimes.
Analysis:
1063. HB 1063
Neutral
Certificate of educational recognition for tax assessors; authorize Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service to issue.
Analysis:
1064. HB 1064
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Noxubee County with construction of an emergency operations center.
Analysis:
1065. HB 1065
Not Rated
Appraisal management company; remove ninety-day exemption period when removing appraiser from appraiser panel of.
Analysis:
1066. HB 1066
Not Rated
State Flag; legislative caucuses may purpose new designs as options in nonbinding statewide referendum.
Analysis:
1067. HB 1067
Not Rated
Transparency Mississippi website; revise to include certain information on officials, ethics, audits, contracts, lobbying, FOIA and taxes.
Analysis:
1068. HB 1068
Not Rated
Seizure and forfeiture; require conviction and establish procedures in relation to certain criminal offenses.
Analysis:
1069. HB 1069
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; revise alternate route to allow certain individuals to receive.
Analysis:
1070. HB 1070
Not Rated
State option for healthcare coverage; direct Department of Health and Insurance Department to study and present proposal to Legislature.
Analysis:
1071. HB 1071
Good Policy
Property exempt from seizure under execution or attachment; include Roth individual retirement accounts.
Analysis: This bill adds money included in Roth IRAs to the list of items unavailable for seizure by the state government. While all personal property should be exempt from government seizure, this bill is still a step in the right direction.
1072. HB 1072
Not Rated
Parole eligibility; revise for certain offenses and require Parole Board hearing before release of certain inmates.
Analysis:
1073. HB 1073
Not Rated
Property and casualty insurance; require blighted real property to be cleaned up before insurer pays insured more than one-fourth of damages.
Analysis:
1074. HB 1074
Not Rated
Tourism project sales tax incentive program; include certain hotel projects in.
Analysis:
1075. HB 1075
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce/eliminate certain exemptions.
Analysis:
1076. HB 1076
Not Rated
Child Support; revise provisions regarding overdue payments and employer withholding.
Analysis:
1077. HB 1077
Bad Policy
Telecommunications Fraud Prevention and Utility Infrastructure Protection Act; create.
Analysis: This bill creates an enforcement arm of the Mississippi Public Service Commission consisting of law enforcement officers tasked with preventing scam phone calls. As there are already federal and state law enforcement entities tasked with solving this issue, this bill would only succeed in creating more needless government jobs.
1078. HB 1078
Not Rated
Districts of Innovations; require SDE to recognize use of Cambridge Assessment or other nationally recognized assessment for accountability ratings.
Analysis:
1079. HB 1079
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt retail sales of certain food for human consumption and increase state sales tax rate.
Analysis:
1080. HB 1080
Good Policy
Toll roads; revise maximum length of time for public private partnership agreement.
Analysis: This bill weakens a government regulation on the length of public private partnership agreements for toll roads.
1081. HB 1081
Neutral
Local System Bridge Replacement & Rehabilitation Fund; revise allocation formula.
Analysis:
1082. HB 1082
Not Rated
Drug and alcohol treatment; require 30-day minimum in-patient treatment.
Analysis:
1083. HB 1083
Not Rated
United States Highway 49; designate segment from Hinds County to Coahoma County as an historic highway.
Analysis:
1084. HB 1084
Not Rated
Civics; require State Board of Education to develop curriculum for public middle and high school students.
Analysis:
1085. HB 1085
Not Rated
Public intoxication; include controlled substance as intoxication.
Analysis:
1086. HB 1086
Good Policy
Mississippi Liquor Distribution Corporation Law; create.
Analysis: This bill privatizes to a small degree control over the import and sale of alcoholic beverages in the state. While the state should completely relinquish control over the alcoholic beverage market, this bill is a step in the right direction.
1087. HB 1087
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverages; revise policy of the state regarding prohibition of possession of.
Analysis: This bill relates the people of Mississippi from the alcohol prohibition present in many places throughout the state. This bill makes the "possession" of alcohol specifically legal throughout the state. The transportation, sale and manufacture of alcohol is not brought up in this bill, but legalizing the possession of alcohol statewide is a huge step in the right direction and a victory for personal responsibility and liberty.
1088. HB 1088
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverages; allow individuals to purchase wine from a winery and have the wine shipped to a package retailer in this state.
Analysis: This bill allows wine to be shipped into the state by citizens for personal use so long as the wine is shipped to a licensed package retailer. As it stands, the Department of Revenue has the sole right to import and sell alcoholic beverages in the state. This bill is another step in the right direction in the pursuit of freedom from Mississippi's antiquated prohibition laws.
1089. HB 1089
Neutral
Mississippi Development Authority; bring forward various sections relating to.
Analysis:
1090. HB 1090
Neutral
Tourism project sales tax incentive program; revise definition of 'tourism project,' extend authority of MDA to approve participants.
Analysis:
1091. HB 1091
Bad Policy
Mississippi Educational Talent Recruitment Act; create.
Analysis: This bill creates a massive government expenditure aimed at incentivizing college graduates to work and live in Mississippi. The entire expenditure, equal to at least a 50% rebate (100% in some cases) on 5 years worth of state income taxes for every eligible Mississippian, however, is funded by borrowed money in the form of bonds. Under this program college graduates who agree to work and live in Mississippi for 5 years after graduation are promised either a 50% or full rebate on their state income taxes for those 5 years after their 5 year obligation. At first glance this appears to be a massive tax decrease but in reality the state of Mississippi is funding the entire program through the sale of bonds that do not spend existing state money but add to the state's already mounting debt. This bill is grossly irresponsible financially and will only serve to further saddle Mississippians young and old with piles of debt.
1092. HB 1092
Not Rated
Nonpublic schools; authorize those accredited by a regional agency to use criminal background and fingerprinting procedures as those approved by the SBE.
Analysis:
1093. HB 1093
Neutral
Community college boards of trustees; revise composition for Northwest Community College District.
Analysis:
1094. HB 1094
Not Rated
Council on the Prevention of School Shootings; create to develop center in A.G.'s office to monitor online activity.
Analysis:
1095. HB 1095
Bad Policy
Hunting license; require to be suspended if determined that death or injury occurred because of negligence.
Analysis: This bill requires the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to suspend someone's hunting license if it is deemed that a serious injury or death occurred because of that person's negligent use of the license. As we already have a court system that is in the practice of adjudicating who is and is not responsible for any serous injury or death, this bill is unnecessary. This bill is giving to the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks a power that should be reserved to the judiciary. Executive agencies should not be in the business of assigning liability to citizens and handing down punishments without a ruling from a court.
1096. HB 1096
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverages; remove DOR from being wholesale distributor, authorize issuance of wine distributor permits.
Analysis: This bill removes the power of the Department of Revenue to act as a wine distributor and authorizes holders of wine distributor permits to act in that capacity. This bill makes the market for wine slightly more free.
1097. HB 1097
Not Rated
Same day voter registration; authorize.
Analysis:
1098. HB 1098
Not Rated
Summer Youth Training Employment Program; authorize school districts to establish.
Analysis:
1099. HB 1099
Not Rated
Elections; require to be conducted by paper ballot or with optical mark reading equipment.
Analysis:
1100. HB 1100
Not Rated
Corrections State Grand Jury Act; create.
Analysis:
1101. HB 1101
Not Rated
Regional correctional facilities; require DOC to utilize for housing of state offenders before utilizing private facilities.
Analysis:
1102. HB 1102
Not Rated
Nonviolent offenders, certain; require Department of Corrections to house within a 100 mile radius of release residences of offenders.
Analysis:
1103. HB 1103
Neutral
MS Real Estate Commission; authorize an appeal to act as a supersedeas and to stay any rule or decision until resolved.
Analysis: This bill stipulates that any order, rule or decision issued by the Mississippi Real Estate Commission shall not go into effect so long as an appeal of that order is issued within 30 days of the order.
1104. HB 1104
Good Policy
Occupational Licensing Review Commission; authorize to review certain existing occupational regulations to determine compliance with state policy.
Analysis: Allows the OLRC to review regulations dating back to 2012. Ideally, we would like to give OLRC the authority to review ALL regulations, but this is a positive step.
1105. HB 1105
Not Rated
Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc.; establish funding for.
Analysis:
1106. HB 1106
Neutral
Community college board of trustees; provide for the selection of for Hinds Community College District.
Analysis:
1107. HB 1107
Not Rated
State Board of Dental Examiners; require to prescribe regulations requiring dentists to maintain professional liability and malpractice insurance.
Analysis:
1108. HB 1108
Not Rated
Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges; revise expense allowance of.
Analysis:
1109. HB 1109
Not Rated
Gaming; Declare certain map as official map indicating geographic area on MS Coast eligible for licensed gaming under state law.
Analysis:
1110. HB 1110
Not Rated
Educator misconduct; clarify provision pertaining to inappropriate sexual activity with students.
Analysis:
1111. HB 1111
Not Rated
Statewide Elections Management System; remove voters who fail to respond to notice and who fail to vote after certain period of time from.
Analysis:
1112. HB 1112
Not Rated
Community and junior colleges; expand workforce development partnerships.
Analysis:
1113. HB 1113
Not Rated
Electronic tracking devices; prohibit tracking of another person's vehicle.
Analysis:
1114. HB 1114
Not Rated
Interstate compact on human trafficking; authorize state of Mississippi to enter into.
Analysis:
1115. HB 1115
Not Rated
Attorney General; exempt personnel actions form State Personnel Board.
Analysis:
1116. HB 1116
Not Rated
Interstate compact; authorize State of Mississippi to enter with other southern states to ban Internet pornography in the state.
Analysis:
1117. HB 1117
Not Rated
Interstate compact; authorize State of Mississippi to enter into with other southern states to expand market access to health insurance.
Analysis:
1118. HB 1118
Not Rated
Alternative nicotine products; require to be labeled.
Analysis:
1119. HB 1119
Not Rated
Obscene materials or performanies; include the use of Internet social media websites in the offense of distributing.
Analysis:
1120. HB 1120
Not Rated
Interstate Compact; authorize State of Mississippi to enter into with other southern states for purpose of prohibiting obscene advertisement on social media.
Analysis:
1121. HB 1121
Not Rated
Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission Law; bring forward.
Analysis:
1122. HB 1122
Not Rated
Habitual offenders; revise regulations for.
Analysis:
1123. HB 1123
Not Rated
Income Tax; exempt income of certain mental health professionals providing services in critical mental health services shortage areas.
Analysis:
1124. HB 1124
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise eligibility for exemption that counties may grant on vehicles owned by volunteer firefighters.
Analysis:
1125. HB 1125
Not Rated
Immunity; provide to mandatory reporters.
Analysis:
1126. HB 1126
Not Rated
Child abuse reports; expand list of mandatory reporters.
Analysis:
1127. HB 1127
Neutral
Durable legal guardianship; revise provisions regarding.
Analysis:
1128. HB 1128
Bad Policy
Court ordered home study; revise fee.
Analysis: This bill raises the fee for court ordered home studies.
1129. HB 1129
Neutral
Termination of parental rights; clarify jurisdiction of county and youth courts.
Analysis:
1130. HB 1130
Neutral
State Domestic Violence Fund; remove match requirement.
Analysis: This bill removes a requirement that all state funded grants to a domestic violence shelter must be matched at at least 25% by local funds.
1131. HB 1131
Neutral
Child custody orders; change reference to certain terms.
Analysis:
1132. HB 1132
Not Rated
Trauma-Informed Discipline Practices Act; create.
Analysis:
1133. HB 1133
Not Rated
Year-round school; provide authority to local school districts to opt in to conducting.
Analysis:
1134. HB 1134
Neutral
Out-of-State Adoptions; clarify certain provisions regarding.
Analysis:
1135. HB 1135
Neutral
Law enforcement; allow off-duty use of official vehicles while performing security services in off-duty hours.
Analysis: This bill authorizes off-duty police officers to utilize their government police vehicles when operating as private security while off-duty. Law enforcement officers are of course free to work as private security officers in an off-duty capacity during their free time. However, they are not entitled to public resources while operating independently from doing government work. While employed in a private setting, law enforcement officers are being compensated by that private entity and are not working for the public at that moment. Police vehicles are public property and should only be used by public officials performing public duties, anything else is a misuse of public moneys and resources. It is not the taxpayer's responsibility to foot the bill for police officer's transportation while he/she is off-duty and engaged in private employment.
1136. HB 1136
Neutral
Guardianships and Conservatorships; revise provision for proceedings.
Analysis:
1137. HB 1137
Not Rated
Naturalized citizens; repeal provision that details documentation that must be presented by in order to vote.
Analysis:
1138. HB 1138
Bad Policy
Self-storage facilities; regulate rental agreements and owners' liens.
Analysis: This policy expands regulations over liens and rental agreements with self-storage facilities.
1139. HB 1139
Good Policy
Community schools; authorize implementation under the administration of a District of Innovation.
Analysis: Makes more schools eligible to become districts of innovation, which frees them from certain state regulatory requirements.
1140. HB 1140
Not Rated
Hemp production; require Department of Agriculture and MDA to adhere to statutory provision concerning small business and minority business enterprises.
Analysis:
1141. HB 1141
Not Rated
Counties and municipalities; authorize to enter into interlocal agreements to fund or create intervention courts.
Analysis:
1142. HB 1142
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Saltillo with repair and renovation of community center.
Analysis:
1143. HB 1143
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist with installation of outdoor emergency warning systems at Wheeler Attendance Center in Prentiss County.
Analysis:
1144. HB 1144
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at campground at Lake Lamar Bruce in Lee County.
Analysis:
1145. HB 1145
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Baldwyn with improvements to natural gas system.
Analysis:
1146. HB 1146
Not Rated
Barber Board; increase maximum amount of certain fees charged by.
Analysis:
1147. HB 1147
Not Rated
Teacher Education Alternate Route Certification Scholars Program; expand to include scholars pursuing bacherlor's degree.
Analysis:
1148. HB 1148
Not Rated
Period of probation ordered by the court; increase from 5 years to 10 years.
Analysis:
1149. HB 1149
Neutral
DUI; revise time period for fourth offense.
Analysis: This bill removes the stipulation that holders of Commercial Drivers Licenses are not eligible for non-adjudication, revises 4th DUI offenses only to be enacted if previous 3 occurred within 5 years and adds the option of 5 year suspension of license in lieu of 10 year ignition-interlock requirement.
1150. HB 1150
Not Rated
Sales; clarify certain provisions regarding equipment sold to professional loggers.
Analysis:
1151. HB 1151
Not Rated
Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act; create.
Analysis:
1152. HB 1152
Not Rated
Medicaid; eligible pregnant women shall remain eligible for maternal care services for 12 months after end of pregnancy.
Analysis:
1153. HB 1153
Not Rated
Radar; revise population threshold for municipal law enforcement to use on public streets of municipality.
Analysis:
1154. HB 1154
Not Rated
Medicaid; provide continued eligibility for former foster care children until age 26.
Analysis:
1155. HB 1155
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of Thomas E. Edwards High School.
Analysis:
1156. HB 1156
Neutral
Revised Mississippi Law on Notarial Acts; create and repeal existing statutes on notaries public.
Analysis:
1157. HB 1157
Not Rated
Small Business Employee Benefit Task Force; create.
Analysis:
1158. HB 1158
Not Rated
Prostitution; clarify that mistake of age is not a defense.
Analysis:
1159. HB 1159
Bad Policy
City of Florence; extend repealer on bar and restaurant tax.
Analysis:
1160. HB 1160
Not Rated
Women's Economic Security Act of 2020; create.
Analysis:
1161. HB 1161
Not Rated
Medicaid; restrict frequency of managed care organizations transferring enrollees to other organizations.
Analysis:
1162. HB 1162
Neutral
Uniform Control Substance Act; revise schedule to add certain substances.
Analysis:
1163. HB 1163
Not Rated
Controlled substance prescriptions; must be issued by electronic prescription, with certain exceptions.
Analysis:
1164. HB 1164
Not Rated
Attorney General; revise the salary limitations of certain attorneys employed by.
Analysis:
1165. HB 1165
Neutral
Computer science curriculum; require State Department of Education to implement in K-12 public schools.
Analysis: This mandates public schools in the state teach computer science programs. While the goal is noble, this is another state requirement on public schools that should have local authority.
1166. HB 1166
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to attorney.
Analysis:
1167. HB 1167
Not Rated
The Digital Access Learning and Virtual Instruction Program Act of 2020; create.
Analysis:
1168. HB 1168
Not Rated
Employees terminated from certain agencies, departments, institutions or nonprofits; prohibit from receiving other similar employment.
Analysis:
1169. HB 1169
Not Rated
Landowners Protection Act; repeal.
Analysis:
1170. HB 1170
Not Rated
First time offenders, certain; make eligible for a parole hearing.
Analysis:
1171. HB 1171
Not Rated
County supervisors; designate as a first responder upon receipt of certain training.
Analysis:
1172. HB 1172
Not Rated
Keys to Independence Program; establish.
Analysis:
1173. HB 1173
Good Policy
Secure detention and state training school; revise conditions under which a child may be ordered to by court.
Analysis: This bill stipulates that children under the age of 12 are not to be admitted to the state training school unless they were adjudicated for a crime of violence specifically.
1174. HB 1174
Not Rated
Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act; include certain investor owned public utilities in.
Analysis:
1175. HB 1175
Neutral
Chancery court clerk fees; revise those charged for recording oil and gas assignments.
Analysis:
1176. HB 1176
Good Policy
School bus drivers; increase maximum speed limit on interstate highways.
Analysis: This bill increases the allowed maximum speed for school buses on interstate highways from 45mph to 65mph.
1177. HB 1177
Not Rated
School prayer; require school boards to designate a period of reflection for students at the beginning of each school day.
Analysis:
1178. HB 1178
Not Rated
Child support; revise factors for award of.
Analysis:
1179. HB 1179
Not Rated
Statute of Limitations; remove for crimes against children.
Analysis:
1180. HB 1180
Not Rated
Concealed firearm license; clarify prohibition for mentally incompetent.
Analysis:
1181. HB 1181
Not Rated
Speech-language pathologist and audiologist; create board to license and regulate.
Analysis:
1182. HB 1182
Bad Policy
Board on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training; revise membership of.
Analysis: Increases size of Board on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training.
1183. HB 1183
Not Rated
CMRS Board; bring forward code sections regarding and related to.
Analysis:
1184. HB 1184
Not Rated
Medicaid; require managed care organizations to use certain level of care guidelines in determining medical necessity.
Analysis:
1185. HB 1185
Not Rated
Businesses; require laws and regulations affecting must allow existing businesses to continue operating under previous laws or regulations.
Analysis:
1186. HB 1186
Not Rated
Retirement; elected officials convicted of certain felonies shall have benefits suspended until full restitution has been made.
Analysis:
1187. HB 1187
Not Rated
Retirement; elected officials convicted of certain felonies shall have benefits withheld until full restitution has been paid.
Analysis:
1188. HB 1188
Not Rated
Income tax and sales tax liability; revise method of collecting from public officers or employees.
Analysis:
1189. HB 1189
Not Rated
Redistricting; authorize Legislature to alter boundaries of counties, municipalities and school districts.
Analysis:
1190. HB 1190
Not Rated
Optometry; bring forward sections for licensure and regulations of practice of.
Analysis:
1191. HB 1191
Neutral
Public Procurement Review Board; exempt certain contracts entered into by Attorney General's office from oversight of.
Analysis:
1192. HB 1192
Not Rated
County and cities; authorize use of law enforcement escorts for athletic teams attending school-related activities.
Analysis:
1193. HB 1193
Not Rated
Teachers' and assistant teachers' salaries; provide increase to minimum annual salary.
Analysis:
1194. HB 1194
Not Rated
IHL Board; dissolve and provide for independent university boards of trustees.
Analysis:
1195. HB 1195
Not Rated
MAEP; determine cost of using Average Daily Membership (ADM) in lieu of ADA with 90% threshold attend once trigger.
Analysis:
1196. HB 1196
Not Rated
Mississippi Pregnant Workers Fairness Act; create.
Analysis:
1197. HB 1197
Not Rated
2020 Women's Economic Security Act; create.
Analysis:
1198. HB 1198
Not Rated
Municipal elections; revise the time for holding.
Analysis:
1199. HB 1199
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce rate on retail sales of motorcycles.
Analysis:
1200. HB 1200
Good Policy
'Forming Open and Robust University Minds (FORUM) Act'; establish.
Analysis: This is campus free speech legislation to expressly permit all forms of peaceful assembly, protests, speeches and guest speakers, distribution of literature, carrying signs, and circulating petitions.
1201. HB 1201
Not Rated
Income tax; exempt income of certain mental health professionals providing services in critical mental health services shortage areas.
Analysis:
1202. HB 1202
Not Rated
Optometry; revise definition of practice of and bring forward optometry licensure statutes.
Analysis:
1203. HB 1203
Not Rated
Optometry; State Board of Optometry shall define the practice of and not exclude certain procedures.
Analysis:
1204. HB 1204
Not Rated
Statues and monuments; prohibit removal of those relating to Dr. Martin King, Jr., or any other civil rights activist.
Analysis:
1205. HB 1205
Not Rated
Retirement; PERS shall use initial employee handbook in determining credible service based on leave time for local employees.
Analysis:
1206. HB 1206
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require for employees of opposite sex in the same work establishment.
Analysis:
1207. HB 1207
Not Rated
Excise tax on gasoline and diesel fuel; revise rate.
Analysis:
1208. HB 1208
Good Policy
'Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Act'; enact to provide for regulation of hemp.
Analysis:
1209. HB 1209
Not Rated
Driver's licenses; allow online renewal any time and require DPS mail notification before expiration of.
Analysis:
1210. HB 1210
Not Rated
Industrial hemp; legalize and regulate for certain purposes.
Analysis:
1211. HB 1211
Not Rated
Medicaid; revise certain provisions regarding managed care providers and payments during appeals.
Analysis:
1212. HB 1212
Bad Policy
Real Estate Brokers License; revise the requirements to be granted such a license.
Analysis: This would increase the time it takes for a real estate agent to become a broker from 12 months to 36 months. This is simply an attempt by current license holders to use the government to fend off new competition.
1213. HB 1213
Not Rated
Mississippi Medical Marijuana Act of 2020; create.
Analysis:
1214. HB 1214
Not Rated
Health care certificate of need law; repeal.
Analysis:
1215. HB 1215
Good Policy
Firearms; prohibit state agencies from creating restrictions for possession of.
Analysis: Prohibits state agencies from restricting the possession of a firearm.
1216. HB 1216
Not Rated
Firearms; prohibit officials from adding requirements for licensed concealed firearm holders.
Analysis:
1217. HB 1217
Not Rated
Firearms; prohibit cities and counties from adding restrictions.
Analysis:
1218. HB 1218
Not Rated
Employee wages; require to be paid equally for women and men.
Analysis:
1219. HB 1219
Not Rated
Employee wages; require to be paid equally for women and men.
Analysis:
1220. HB 1220
Not Rated
The Evelyn Gandy Fair Pay Act; create.
Analysis:
1221. HB 1221
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require for women in the same work establishment.
Analysis:
1222. HB 1222
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require for employees of opposite sex in the same work establishment.
Analysis:
1223. HB 1223
Not Rated
Lynn Fitch Equal Pay Act of 2020; create.
Analysis:
1224. HB 1224
Not Rated
Evelyn Gandy Fair Pay Act; create to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex.
Analysis:
1225. HB 1225
Not Rated
Retirement; allow vested members of PERS to purchase creditable service for service with non-PERS employers.
Analysis:
1226. HB 1226
Not Rated
Mississippi Educational Talent Recruitment Act; create.
Analysis:
1227. HB 1227
Neutral
Ad valorem taxation; bring forward certain sections of law relating to determination of true value of property and assessments.
Analysis:
1228. HB 1228
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions regarding the determination of true value of land used for agricultural purposes.
Analysis:
1229. HB 1229
Bad Policy
Peer-to-Peer Vehicle Sharing Program Act; create.
Analysis: This bill introduces a host of regulations on peer-to-peer vehicle sharing programs that are needless and will only serve to further drive up the cost of doing business in Mississippi.
1230. HB 1230
Not Rated
School employees annual salary supplement; remove cap on nurses who are eligible for.
Analysis:
1231. HB 1231
Not Rated
Teachers' salaries; increase to Southeastern average in 2020-2021 and adjust annually to maintain.
Analysis:
1232. HB 1232
Not Rated
Punitive damages; remove limitations.
Analysis:
1233. HB 1233
Bad Policy
School athletic trainers; provide annual salary supplement for those acquiring national certification.
Analysis: This bill authorizes salary supplements for school athletic trainer upon attainment of national certification. As every Mississippi citizen has a taxpayer burden of over $11,000 and the state is currently attempting to foot a $14 Billion bill with around $5.7 Billion of assets, the state of Mississippi is in no financial position to be entertaining salary supplements for state employees.
1234. HB 1234
Not Rated
Retirement; PERS members convicted of job-related felonies shall be terminated from system.
Analysis:
1235. HB 1235
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care reform law.
Analysis:
1236. HB 1236
Not Rated
Critical teacher shortage; include those employed in certain school districts who hold National Board Certification as eligible for salary supplement.
Analysis:
1237. HB 1237
Not Rated
Motor vehicles; increase gross weight and axle weight limitations for certain carrying gas tanks and fueling systems.
Analysis:
1238. HB 1238
Not Rated
Hate crimes; revise delineation of victim.
Analysis:
1239. HB 1239
Not Rated
Taxation; extend sales and ad valorem tax exemption and income and franchise tax credit for certain broadband technology equipment.
Analysis:
1240. HB 1240
Not Rated
Income and sales tax; job tax credit for supermarkets in economically distressed communities, sales tax exemption for materials.
Analysis:
1241. HB 1241
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; provide partial exemption for certain business personal property.
Analysis:
1242. HB 1242
Not Rated
Child support; revise regulations regarding paternity for payments.
Analysis:
1243. HB 1243
Neutral
Critical infrastructure; define crimes of impeding and trespassing against.
Analysis: This bill adds additional penalties for those who trespass on any place defined as a "critical infrastructure facility".
1244. HB 1244
Not Rated
State Superintendent of Public Education; align salary to no more than 150% of Governor's salary.
Analysis:
1245. HB 1245
Not Rated
Use tax; revise certain provisions regarding distribution of funds to municipalities for road and bridge improvements.
Analysis:
1246. HB 1246
Not Rated
Public construction; exempt projects for $50,000 or less than performance bond requirements.
Analysis:
1247. HB 1247
Not Rated
Low interest revolving loan program; establish to provide low interest loans to qualified individuals.
Analysis:
1248. HB 1248
Not Rated
State holidays; remove Robert E. Lee's birthday as legal holidays.
Analysis:
1249. HB 1249
Not Rated
State flag; change the design of.
Analysis:
1250. HB 1250
Not Rated
Fresh Start Act; revise certain portions of and authorize practice of medicine of dentistry after certain expungement.
Analysis:
1251. HB 1251
Not Rated
Vehicle title; require certain branding after insurance company obtains from total loss.
Analysis:
1252. HB 1252
Not Rated
Compact for a balanced budget; revise the delegates and extend repeal date on the compact.
Analysis:
1253. HB 1253
Not Rated
State Fire Academy; designate as an authorized medical first responder training program.
Analysis:
1254. HB 1254
Not Rated
Driver education program; require DPS to accept in lieu of department administering examination.
Analysis:
1255. HB 1255
Bad Policy
National board certification annual salary supplement; remove cap on number of nurses and speech-language pathologists eligible for.
Analysis: Currently there is a cap of 35 on how many nurses and speech-language pathologists are eligible for the national certification salary supplement. This bill removes that cap. As every Mississippi citizen has a taxpayer burden of over $11,000 and the state is currently attempting to foot a $14 Billion bill with around $5.7 Billion of assets, the state of Mississippi is in no financial position to be entertaining salary supplements for state employees.
1256. HB 1256
Not Rated
Sixteenth section land leases; authorize school boards to elect to extend due date for taxes.
Analysis:
1257. HB 1257
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; exempt personnel actions from State Personnel Board for purpose of realignment.
Analysis:
1258. HB 1258
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to enrolled members and descendants of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Analysis:
1259. HB 1259
Bad Policy
Income tax; authorize proprietary schools and similar entities to collect certan debts by setoff against a debtor's income tax refund.
Analysis:
1260. HB 1260
Not Rated
Occupational Licensing Review Commission; authorize to review existing occupational regulation to ensure compliance with state policy.
Analysis:
1261. HB 1261
Not Rated
Inmate Early Release Task Force; establish.
Analysis:
1262. HB 1262
Not Rated
Driver's licenses; require development and implementation of a digitized format.
Analysis:
1263. HB 1263
Not Rated
Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act; extend repealer on education scholarship accounts(ESAs).
Analysis:
1264. HB 1264
Not Rated
Historic monuments and memorials; delete authority to move.
Analysis:
1265. HB 1265
Not Rated
Pharmacists; authorize to test for and treat certain minor, nonchronic health conditions subject to certain requirements.
Analysis:
1266. HB 1266
Neutral
Dept. of Agriculture; clarify use of security personnel to provide security services in state buildings under contract with DFA.
Analysis:
1267. HB 1267
Not Rated
MS Child Safety Account Act; create to establish child safety accounts and scholarships to nonpublic schools for certain students.
Analysis:
1268. HB 1268
Not Rated
Mississippi Millennial's Commission; create.
Analysis:
1269. HB 1269
Not Rated
Teachers; provide incentives for working in certain areas with critical shortages of.
Analysis:
1270. HB 1270
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care reform law.
Analysis:
1271. HB 1271
Not Rated
Memorial highway; designate segment of U.S. Highway 45 in Alcorn County for Speaker William J. 'Billy' McCoy.
Analysis:
1272. HB 1272
Not Rated
'The Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act'; reenact and extend repealer by five years.
Analysis:
1273. HB 1273
Not Rated
Inmate Release Reform; revise provisions regulating sentencing and release of those convicted of certain violations.
Analysis:
1274. HB 1274
Not Rated
Department of Human Services Fraud Prevention Act; create.
Analysis:
1275. HB 1275
Not Rated
The public defender oversight council; establish.
Analysis:
1276. HB 1276
Not Rated
Child Advocacy Centers and mulitdisciplinary teams; provide limited immunity from civil liability.
Analysis:
1277. HB 1277
Not Rated
Voting systems; revise the authority of boards of supervisors and governing authorities to purchase.
Analysis:
1278. HB 1278
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require for women in the same work establishment.
Analysis:
1279. HB 1279
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate segment of U.S. Highway 51 in Lincoln County for fallen police officers Zach Moak and James White.
Analysis:
1280. HB 1280
Not Rated
Memorial highway; designate segment in Lincoln County for Officer James Kevin White.
Analysis:
1281. HB 1281
Not Rated
Statewide Electors Management System; compare to certain identification databases to ensure non-U.S. citizens are not registered to vote.
Analysis:
1282. HB 1282
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore to veterans who committed nonviolent disqualifying crimes upon completing the sentencing requirements.
Analysis:
1283. HB 1283
Not Rated
Equality in Employee Wages Act; create.
Analysis:
1284. HB 1284
Not Rated
Kratom; include in list of Schedule I controlled substances list.
Analysis:
1285. HB 1285
Not Rated
Motor Vehicle Manufactures; revise provisions for licensing of.
Analysis:
1286. HB 1286
Neutral
Service of summons in youth courts; shall be made pursuant to the Uniform Rules of the Youth Court Practice.
Analysis:
1287. HB 1287
Not Rated
Kratom; include in Schedule I controlled substances list.
Analysis:
1288. HB 1288
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
Analysis:
1289. HB 1289
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supports of the former Utica High School.
Analysis:
1290. HB 1290
Neutral
MS Blues Commission; direct to erect certain Blues Trail marker and add location to trail.
Analysis:
1291. HB 1291
Not Rated
Mississippi Blues Commission; transfer functions and assets of to the Mississippi Development Authority.
Analysis:
1292. HB 1292
Not Rated
MS Direct Primary Care Act; bring forward for possible amendment.
Analysis:
1293. HB 1293
Not Rated
Window air conditioner; exclude from regulation of scrap-metal sales.
Analysis:
1294. HB 1294
Not Rated
Nonadmitted policy fee; extend repealer on and continue current distribution of and revise windpool board.
Analysis:
1295. HB 1295
Good Policy
The 'Life Equality Act'; create to prohibit abortion based on certain factors.
Analysis: Prohibits abortion because of race, sex, or genetic abnormality, except in a medical emergency.
1296. HB 1296
Not Rated
Taxation; extend sales and ad valorem tax exemptions and income and franchise tax credit for certain broadband technology equipment.
Analysis:
1297. HB 1297
Not Rated
Habitually disruptive students; require to be evaluated for disability under IDEA after second incident of disruptive behavior.
Analysis:
1298. HB 1298
Not Rated
Community Schools Planning and Implementation Grant Fund Program; establish for purposes of providing assistance to public schools.
Analysis:
1299. HB 1299
Not Rated
Single-use plastic straws; prohibit a food establishment from providing to a consumer unless requested by the consumer.
Analysis:
1300. HB 1300
Not Rated
Career and techinal education; require State Department of Education to provide notice of.
Analysis:
1301. HB 1301
Not Rated
Adoptions; limit amount of fee charged to adoptees requesting nonidentifying information regarding.
Analysis:
1302. HB 1302
Not Rated
Historic property income tax credit; increase amount of credits that may be awarded and revise certain other provisions.
Analysis:
1303. HB 1303
Not Rated
Perpetual care cemeteries; require owners to maintain cemetery premises and provide penalties for violations.
Analysis:
1304. HB 1304
Not Rated
Autopsies; create 'Jenna's Law' to require autopsies to include inquiring about whether death was result of seizure or epilepsy.
Analysis:
1305. HB 1305
Bad Policy
Mississippi Gospel Music Trail; authorize MDA Division of Tourism to establish program and historical markers for.
Analysis: This bill establishes the Mississippi Gospel Music Commission and the establishment of, and budgeting for, a permanent Mississippi office of gospel music as an agency of state government complete with an executive director and staff. Promoting gospel music is not a primary function of government and is not in any way a legitimate use of taxpayer dollars.
1306. HB 1306
Not Rated
School transportation; authorize motor vehicles other than buses for small groups of students traveling to school activities.
Analysis:
1307. HB 1307
Neutral
Medicaid; authorize division to extend certain contracts for two years without complying with state procurement regulations.
Analysis:
1308. HB 1308
Not Rated
Division of Medicaid; exempt from Personnel Board rules and procedures for 2 years.
Analysis:
1309. HB 1309
Good Policy
Air bow; authorize use during certain open seasons for individuals exempt from hunting license requirement by reason of disability.
Analysis: This bill authorizes those affected by a disability to hunt with air bows during any open season.
1310. HB 1310
Not Rated
Irlen Syndrome; require screening for and districts to provide reasonable accommodations for students with.
Analysis:
1311. HB 1311
Not Rated
Auto insurance; not invalidated by intentional acts of insured.
Analysis:
1312. HB 1312
Not Rated
Recreational vehicle park; regulate as hotel or motel in certain situations.
Analysis:
1313. HB 1313
Not Rated
School bus; increase penalties for unlawfully overtaking.
Analysis:
1314. HB 1314
Neutral
Tribal identification cards; recognize as legal means of personal identification.
Analysis:
1315. HB 1315
Not Rated
Excise tax on gasoline and diesel; increase rate.
Analysis:
1316. HB 1316
Not Rated
Enhanced penalties; repeal for certain crimes.
Analysis:
1317. HB 1317
Not Rated
Sentencing judge; authorize to set date to revisit sentencing of nonviolent offenders.
Analysis:
1318. HB 1318
Not Rated
Residential real estate loans; prohibit discrimination based upon certain criteria.
Analysis:
1319. HB 1319
Not Rated
SNAP recipients; not required to cooperate with child support enforcement to receive benefits.
Analysis:
1320. HB 1320
Not Rated
TANF Funds; require Department of Human Services to submit report to Legislature if certain allocated funds are not used.
Analysis:
1321. HB 1321
Not Rated
TANF recipients; establish program to provide wage subsidies to employers who hire.
Analysis:
1322. HB 1322
Not Rated
TANF program; PEER Committee shall conduct an annual review of expenditures of TANF funds.
Analysis:
1323. HB 1323
Not Rated
TANF; require Department of Human Services to allocate maximum amount allowable under federal law to child care services.
Analysis:
1324. HB 1324
Not Rated
TANF; increase maximum monthly amount of benefits.
Analysis:
1325. HB 1325
Not Rated
Littering; revise penalties for.
Analysis:
1326. HB 1326
Not Rated
Public and private schools; require proper hand washing materials in all restrooms.
Analysis:
1327. HB 1327
Not Rated
Public and private schools; require all employees to be tested annually for tuberculosis.
Analysis:
1328. HB 1328
Not Rated
Comprehensive major medical health insurance policy; require certain insurers to make available to certain insureds.
Analysis:
1329. HB 1329
Not Rated
Ms Video Service Act; establish.
Analysis:
1330. HB 1330
Not Rated
Qualification deadline; change to February 1 for statewide and county elected officials.
Analysis:
1331. HB 1331
Not Rated
Right-of-way; revise responsibility of certain drainage systems within municipalities.
Analysis:
1332. HB 1332
Neutral
State land; revise fee for filing patent for conveyance of.
Analysis:
1333. HB 1333
Not Rated
Fresh Start Act; revise to exempt Board on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training and MS Fire Personnel Minimum Standards and Certification Board.
Analysis:
1334. HB 1334
Neutral
MS 811 Law; provide for notifications through the Positive Response Information System (PRIS).
Analysis:
1335. HB 1335
Not Rated
Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Board; revise laws regarding.
Analysis:
1336. HB 1336
Good Policy
'Mississippi Learn to Earn Act'; enact to authorize the earning of graduation credit through apprenticeships and other alternative courses.
Analysis: This bill allows for vo-tech and other career technical program credits to be substituted in some cases for traditional high school course credit.
1337. HB 1337
Not Rated
Municipalities; clarify authority of retroactively and prospectively regarding restricting exercise of free speech within immediate vicinity of health care facilities.
Analysis:
1338. HB 1338
Not Rated
Right to Try Act; bring forward sections for purposes of amendment.
Analysis:
1339. HB 1339
Not Rated
CON laws; shall not apply in counties designated by MDA as a growth and prosperity county.
Analysis:
1340. HB 1340
Not Rated
School accountability; require students who successfully complete the Youth Challenge Program to be accounted in home school districts graduation rate.
Analysis:
1341. HB 1341
Not Rated
Teaching Fellows Program; place annual cap on number of awards allocated.
Analysis:
1342. HB 1342
Not Rated
Youth court; revise jurisdiction of court and revise standard for committing a child to Oakley Youth Development Center.
Analysis:
1343. HB 1343
Neutral
Institutions of higher learning; require to ensure commercially reasonable procurement practices when purchasing aircraft equipment and services.
Analysis:
1344. HB 1344
Not Rated
School athletics and extracurricular activities; require SBE to review and recommend revisions for administration of.
Analysis:
1345. HB 1345
Not Rated
Pat Harrison Waterway District; authorize additional counties to join.
Analysis:
1346. HB 1346
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Shubuta with improvements to Town Hall building.
Analysis:
1347. HB 1347
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist National Oak Park Alumni Association with improvements to its Alumni House in Laurel.
Analysis:
1348. HB 1348
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for repair and renovation of former Southside High School in Heidelberg.
Analysis:
1349. HB 1349
Not Rated
Criminal offense; revise definition of second or subsequent offense.
Analysis:
1350. HB 1350
Not Rated
Post-conviction relief; authorize successive application when new state law would have adversely affected outcome.
Analysis:
1351. HB 1351
Not Rated
Reckless driving; presume when serious bodily injury or death occurs.
Analysis:
1352. HB 1352
Not Rated
State highway system; direct MS Transportation Commission to establish program for counties to front costs for later reimbursement.
Analysis:
1353. HB 1353
Neutral
Solid waste; prohibit new nonhazardous solid waste landfill if within 1 mile of existing permitted landfill, unless referendum held.
Analysis: This bill prohibits the construction of a solid waste facility within one mile of an existing facility unless a referendum is held which explicitly allows its construction.
1354. HB 1354
Not Rated
'Mississippi Property Owner Fairness Act'; enact to provide restriction on exercise of eminent domain on private property.
Analysis:
1355. HB 1355
Not Rated
Intestate succession; child conceived by assisted reproduction after decedent's death is deemed to be living at time of death.
Analysis:
1356. HB 1356
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of new Mississippi State Veterans Home in Jackson metropolitan area.
Analysis:
1357. HB 1357
Not Rated
Mississippi Veterans Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund; create.
Analysis:
1358. HB 1358
Not Rated
Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act; create.
Analysis:
1359. HB 1359
Not Rated
School buses; require those purchased after July 1, 2020, to be equipped with seat belts.
Analysis:
1360. HB 1360
Not Rated
Supplemental Legislative Retirement Plan; new legislators not members and current members don't earn additional credit.
Analysis:
1361. HB 1361
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; authorize tax assesor to change assessment under certain circumstances.
Analysis:
1362. HB 1362
Not Rated
Medicaid Access and Accountability Act of 2020; create.
Analysis:
1363. HB 1363
Not Rated
Knives; revise those restricted in possession by a felon.
Analysis:
1364. HB 1364
Not Rated
Escape; increase penalties upon conviction from a maximum of 5 years to a maximum of 10 years.
Analysis:
1365. HB 1365
Not Rated
Department of Child Protection Services; require to prepare and submit monthly financial report to the Legislature and the State Auditor.
Analysis:
1366. HB 1366
Not Rated
Budget of county sheriff, tax assessor and tax collector; remove certain obsolete reporting requirements concerning.
Analysis:
1367. HB 1367
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; reauthorize issuance to supporters of Murrah High School and the Murrah High School Alumni Association.
Analysis:
1368. HB 1368
Neutral
Armed Services Absentee Voting Law; expand definition of 'absent voter' to include those working in federal waters of United States.
Analysis:
1369. HB 1369
Not Rated
Municipalities; provide alternative method for publishing or advertising certain notices.
Analysis:
1370. HB 1370
Not Rated
Hwy Patrol and MPN officers; increase salaries of.
Analysis:
1371. HB 1371
Neutral
DPS division of driver services; make various revisions regarding.
Analysis:
1372. HB 1372
Neutral
Commercial driver's license; revise various laws regarding.
Analysis:
1373. HB 1373
Not Rated
Song; designate 'Mississippi Beautiful' as a song for Mississippi, which may be sung by all Mississippians.
Analysis:
1374. HB 1374
Not Rated
Department of Human Services; require to prepare and submit monthly financial report to the Legislature and the State Auditor.
Analysis:
1375. HB 1375
Not Rated
Determination by youth court to maintain a child in home; revise standards for.
Analysis:
1376. HB 1376
Neutral
Commissioner of Corrections, and community corrections; bring forward various sections relating to.
Analysis:
1377. HB 1377
Good Policy
Corrections omnibus bill; enact.
Analysis: This bill simplifies and standardizes parole requirements for Mississippi’s inmates in an attempt to remove the uncertainty that currently plagues the process, giving inmates, their families and Mississippians a clearer idea of what to expect as far as parole is considered. The bill also makes it easier for parole board officers to order psychiatric/psychological evaluations on inmates in order to assist them in making the best decision regarding parole. In addition, the bill mandates that correctional facilities must submit a rehabilitative case plan for all inmates who will be eligible for parole within 90 days of incarceration. As a whole, this bill holds Mississippi’s correctional facilities more accountable by defining a set parole criteria and ensuring that the facilities are focused on rehabilitation as a priority for Mississippi’s inmates.
1378. HB 1378
Neutral
Mississippi S.A.F.E. Mortgage Act; remove repealer, clarify record keeping requirements and estimate of costs provided to borrower.
Analysis:
1379. HB 1379
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish and provide for annual cost-of-living increases.
Analysis:
1380. HB 1380
Not Rated
State employees; provide for across-the-board increase in annual compensation for those with annual salary under $30,000.00.
Analysis:
1381. HB 1381
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of qualified resort area, revise provisions regarding certain permits and sales.
Analysis: This bills adds institutions of higher learning and all land owned by them to the list of "qualifies resort areas". This effectively legalizes the sale of alcohol in these areas. The bill also stipulates that this legalization remains in effect regardless of any votes that have occurred in the county in which these institutions exist that have outlawed the sale of alcohol. This is a victory for personal responsibility and liberty.
1382. HB 1382
Not Rated
Early Learning Collaborative Act of 2013; revise funding and specify teaching standards.
Analysis:
1383. HB 1383
Neutral
Economic Development Highway Act; revise definition of high economic benefit project.
Analysis:
1384. HB 1384
Not Rated
Medicaid; prescribe qualifications for nonemergency transportation drivers under Medicaid program.
Analysis:
1385. HB 1385
Not Rated
The Sexual Assault Survivors' DNA Bill of Rights; create.
Analysis:
1386. HB 1386
Neutral
Advocate Confidentiality Law; establish procedures for disclosure.
Analysis: This bill revises and clarifies when and how communication between victims of domestic violence and other sex crimes and their certified advocates can be disclosed. It removes the possibility of civil liability of those who disclose information of the communication and removes the stipulation that employees of domestic violence shelters cannot be forced to testify in court.
1387. HB 1387
Good Policy
Mississippi Workforce Incentive Act of 2020; create.
Analysis: This bill requires coordination between community colleges, the Mississippi community college board, and the legislature to provide funding for the enhancement of Mississippi's career and technical programs. Many Mississippi students stand to benefit from the shift in focus towards career and technical education as the traditional college prep pathway is not suitable for every student, especially in today's world of high-cost higher education.
1388. HB 1388
Not Rated
EMTs; authorize to deny service to nonemergency when needed for an emergency.
Analysis:
1389. HB 1389
Not Rated
Mattresses; require seller to give notice when previously owned.
Analysis:
1390. HB 1390
Not Rated
Baby Drop-off Law; revise age of children who may be dropped off.
Analysis:
1391. HB 1391
Good Policy
'The Fairness Act'; enact to prohibit biological males from participating in athletic sports specifically designated for females.
Analysis: This bill requires that all collegiate and high school Mississippi sports teams must be explicitly labeled as either for men or for women on the basis of biological sex. It also provides a number of legal protections for those who have certain rights denied in the process of a violation of this act, such as: a right to bodily privacy, a right to fair athletic opportunity, and a right to report violations of this act without adverse consequences. This bill protects women by barring biological men from participating in and ruining the legitimacy of women’s sports.
1392. HB 1392
Not Rated
Public school infrastructure audit; require MSU School of Architecture to conduct under agreement with MDE and DFA.
Analysis:
1393. HB 1393
Not Rated
Capitol Complex Improvement District Project Fund; revise purposes for which certain monies may be used.
Analysis:
1394. HB 1394
Not Rated
Part-time law enforcement officer; revise definition of to allow for increased pay if governing authority determines circumstances necessitate.
Analysis:
1395. HB 1395
Not Rated
Residential roofers; require licensing, and exclude labor from 'installation charges' for sales tax purposes.
Analysis:
1396. HB 1396
Not Rated
Appropriation; State Department of Education to provide funding assistance to school districts for reimbursement cost for dyslexia evaluations.
Analysis:
1397. HB 1397
Not Rated
County board of supervisors; authorize to provide certain annual salary supplement for members of the board.
Analysis:
1398. HB 1398
Good Policy
Seizure and forfeiture; prohibit waiver of forfeiture and revise standard of proof.
Analysis: The committee substitute for this bill makes it unlawful for a law enforcement officer to request or induce anyone to waive their rights to any property as it pertains to forfeiture.
1399. HB 1399
Not Rated
Public and private schools; require all employees to annually receive flu vaccine.
Analysis:
1400. HB 1400
Not Rated
Partisan primary elections; abolish and establish open primary elections.
Analysis:
1401. HB 1401
Not Rated
Habitual offenders; provide a 10 year period for separate crimes.
Analysis:
1402. HB 1402
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; implement evidence-based recidivism reduction program and create certain risk assessment regarding recidivism.
Analysis:
1403. HB 1403
Not Rated
DHS; shall not require cooperation with child support enforcement to receive federal CCDF assistance.
Analysis:
1404. HB 1404
Not Rated
Funeral homes; revise various provisions relating to disposition of bodies, crematories and preneed contracts.
Analysis:
1405. HB 1405
Not Rated
Municipal general election ballots; provide that only the names of those opposed candidates shall be printed upon.
Analysis:
1406. HB 1406
Not Rated
Mississippi Critical Needs School District Tax Deduction Act of 2020; create.
Analysis:
1407. HB 1407
Bad Policy
Alternative nicotine products; regulate.
Analysis:
1408. HB 1408
Not Rated
Transparency and accountability; establish additional reporting requirements with regard to seized property.
Analysis:
1409. HB 1409
Not Rated
CON law: remove home health agencies and services from application of.
Analysis:
1410. HB 1410
Not Rated
Standup electric scooters; provide that a local governing authority may regulate.
Analysis:
1411. HB 1411
Not Rated
Mississippi Medical Marijuana Act of 2020; create.
Analysis:
1412. HB 1412
Not Rated
Summer Youth Work Program Act; create to authorize municipalities and counties to establish youth work programs.
Analysis:
1413. HB 1413
Not Rated
Female genital mutilation; create crime of.
Analysis:
1414. HB 1414
Not Rated
State agency budget requests, appropriation bills and operating budgets; require to include specific line items for proposed expenditures.
Analysis:
1415. HB 1415
Neutral
Public Service Commission; remove from the provisions of the Mississippi Budget Transparency and Simplification Act.
Analysis:
1416. HB 1416
Good Policy
Tribal regalia; prohibit governmental entity from restricting wear.
Analysis: This bill prohibits any government entity from restricting the wear of tribal regalia by those of Native American descent at a public event.
1417. HB 1417
Not Rated
School attendance officer training; require to include components emphasizing provisions of IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Analysis:
1418. HB 1418
Not Rated
Compulsory School Attendance Law; define 'child with a disability' for purpose of creating exemption from unexcused absences.
Analysis:
1419. HB 1419
Not Rated
PERS; all public safety employees vest in 4 years and are entitled to allowance with 25 years of service.
Analysis:
1420. HB 1420
Not Rated
Medicaid; revise reimbursement for telehealth services provided by FQHCs and community health centers.
Analysis:
1421. HB 1421
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcholic Beverage Control Law.
Analysis:
1422. HB 1422
Good Policy
Regulatory Reduction Pilot Program; create.
Analysis: Pilot regulatory reduction program that will require the Mississippi Departments of Health, Transportation, Agriculture and Commerce, and Information Technology Services to review all of their regulations and reduce their regulations by 30% by the end of 2022.
1423. HB 1423
Not Rated
State Department of Education; develop central reporting system for school district data mandated by U.S. Department of Education.
Analysis:
1424. HB 1424
Not Rated
Tuition waiver; provide for certain foster and adopted children and wards of the state to attend college.
Analysis:
1425. HB 1425
Bad Policy
City of Fulton; extend repealer on hotel/motel tourism tax.
Analysis:
1426. HB 1426
Not Rated
2020 Mississippi Youthbuild Pilot Program Act; create with programs at Coahoma and Jones County Community Colleges.
Analysis:
1427. HB 1427
Bad Policy
Alcoholic beverages; revise certain provisions regarding tasting or sampling events conducted by a holder of a package retailer's permit.
Analysis: This bill increases the amount of alcohol that can be consumed at "tasting or sampling" events, stipulates that no one can be served at these events who is visibly intoxicated and places regulations on the manner in which these events can be advertised. Overall this bill does loosen one restriction on alcohol in the amount that can be consumed, but places unnecessary restrictions as well. This bill relies on the idea that adults in Mississippi are not responsible enough to decide for themselves how much alcohol it is appropriate to drink and that we need the morally superior state government to regulate our drinking habits. This is an antiquated way of thinking that threatens liberty.
1428. HB 1428
Not Rated
Carly's Law; prohibit sex offenders from future contact with victims.
Analysis:
1429. HB 1429
Not Rated
Corporal punishment; authorize parents to opt in for use in districts with prohibitions against.
Analysis:
1430. HB 1430
Not Rated
Tourism project sales tax incentive program; extend authority of MDA to approve participants for projects.
Analysis:
1431. HB 1431
Not Rated
Mississippi Critical Needs School District Tax Credit Act of 2020; create.
Analysis:
1432. HB 1432
Not Rated
Supervisors and justice court judges; bring forward sections providing for annual salaries of.
Analysis:
1433. HB 1433
Not Rated
State Auditor; increase fee to be charged by for performing audits and other services.
Analysis:
1434. HB 1434
Good Policy
Part-time law enforcement officers; revise salary threshold determination for deputy sheriffs and police officers.
Analysis: This bill raises the pay threshold at which law enforcement officers are considered "full time". This will reduce the number of officers who are working less than others that receive full time benefits, saving the taxpayer money.
1435. HB 1435
Not Rated
Land sold for nonpayment of ad valorem taxes; provide that constables may serve notice of, increase fee paid to sheriff/constable serving notice.
Analysis:
1436. HB 1436
Not Rated
Lottery Proceeds Fund; provide that 10% shall be used by MDE for the purposes of funding teacher pay raises.
Analysis:
1437. HB 1437
Not Rated
Lottery Proceeds Fund; provide that 10% shall be used by MDE for school improvements.
Analysis:
1438. HB 1438
Good Policy
Individual bond; require for public officers and employees handling or having the custody of public funds.
Analysis: This bill requires a minimum bond amount of $25,000 for public officials and employees. These bonds serve as insurance for the state in the event of corruption on the part of these officials or employees. These bonds will protect the tax payer from the possible misuse of funds by these officials.
1439. HB 1439
Neutral
Sixteenth section lands; revise provisions relating to reports and copies of leases to Secretary of State.
Analysis:
1440. HB 1440
Neutral
Securities registration filings; revise certain provisions regarding fees.
Analysis:
1441. HB 1441
Not Rated
Real Estate Broker; revise license requirements for.
Analysis:
1442. HB 1442
Not Rated
Officers who may administer oaths; revise.
Analysis:
1443. HB 1443
Not Rated
Deadly weapons; revise penalties for carrying concealed.
Analysis:
1444. HB 1444
Not Rated
Youth possession of a firearm; revise penalties for.
Analysis:
1445. HB 1445
Not Rated
Firearms; revise elements for crime of possession of a stolen firearm.
Analysis:
1446. HB 1446
Not Rated
Man's Right to Know Act; create to ensure that men experience safe and healthy elective procedures.
Analysis:
1447. HB 1447
Not Rated
Collegiate voters; require each public and private 4-year postsecondary institution to have an on-campus voting precinct.
Analysis:
1448. HB 1448
Not Rated
Alternative nicotine products; include as tobacco product and increase age to 21.
Analysis:
1449. HB 1449
Not Rated
Motor vehicle liability insurance policy; require to include medical payment coverage.
Analysis:
1450. HB 1450
Neutral
Foreign judgment; authorize courts to consider due process and fraud issues.
Analysis:
1451. HB 1451
Not Rated
Civil Commitment; revise time for holding without a civil order or warrant.
Analysis:
1452. HB 1452
Not Rated
Due process hearing; grant automatically for students subject to suspension or expulsion for disciplinary matters in school.
Analysis:
1453. HB 1453
Not Rated
Workforce training, certain; provide for nonviolent offenders in regional correctional facilities.
Analysis:
1454. HB 1454
Not Rated
Residential remodeler; reduce construction cost threshold from $10,000.00 to $3,000.00 for licensing requirement.
Analysis:
1455. HB 1455
Not Rated
Flood Prevention and Control Task Force; create for the City of Jackson.
Analysis:
1456. HB 1456
Bad Policy
Superload vehicles; authorize law enforcement to escort and to charge reasonable fee for escort.
Analysis: This bill authorizes state law enforcement to provide escort to super load vehicles for a fee. State law enforcement is not a private security/escort service to be bought by private entities. It is a public entity operating through the usage of tax dollars from the people. If providing escort services to superload vehicles is integral to public safety then law enforcement should be actively doing this at no extra cost to the people. If it is not integral to public safety then publicly-paid law enforcement should not be serving in that capacity, especially not while on the clock and actively collecting pay while serving in a public capacity.
1457. HB 1457
Neutral
Motor Carrier regulation; update and streamline.
Analysis:
1458. HB 1458
Not Rated
Real Estate Appraisers statute of limitations; create to bar civil actions.
Analysis:
1459. HB 1459
Not Rated
Liquefied petroleum gas providers; provide affirmative defense in civil actions for damage or injury caused by certain circumstances.
Analysis:
1460. HB 1460
Not Rated
Parking and business improvement area; make certain revisions concerning.
Analysis:
1461. HB 1461
Not Rated
Law Enforcement Officer Bulletproof Vest Grant Fund; create fund and issue bonds for.
Analysis:
1462. HB 1462
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with construction of a real-time crime prevention center.
Analysis:
1463. HB 1463
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with purchase of right-of-way maintenance equipment.
Analysis:
1464. HB 1464
Not Rated
The Crown Act; create to prohibit discrimination based on hairstyles in workplace and schools.
Analysis:
1465. HB 1465
Not Rated
AEDs; require at public schools and state instiutions of higher learning and provide authority to lease.
Analysis:
1466. HB 1466
Not Rated
School districts; require all schools to have epinephrine auto-injectors in every building and cafeteria.
Analysis:
1467. HB 1467
Not Rated
Income tax; allow tax credit for investments in qualified clean-burning motor vehicle fuel property.
Analysis:
1468. HB 1468
Not Rated
City of Pass Christian; authorize expansion of area where golf carts and low-speed vehicles may be operated in.
Analysis:
1469. HB 1469
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Friars Point in constructing a community center.
Analysis:
1470. HB 1470
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for employers who pay the cost of a qualified wellness program.
Analysis:
1471. HB 1471
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Noxubee County with construction of an emergency operations center.
Analysis:
1472. HB 1472
Not Rated
Citizens for Economic Development Act; create.
Analysis:
1473. HB 1473
Not Rated
Welfare Fraud Prevention Act; create.
Analysis:
1474. HB 1474
Not Rated
Life estate; authorize owner to make changes to property without permission of remainderman beneficiaries.
Analysis:
1475. HB 1475
Not Rated
Commission on Status of Women; reconstitute the membership of on July 1, 2020.
Analysis:
1476. HB 1476
Good Policy
Compassionate Parole Eligibility Act of 2020; create.
Analysis: This bill provides for the possible parole of inmates (except those convicted of capital offenses) who are diagnosed with terminal illnesses or diseases and have a life expectancy of twelve months or less. It also applies to inmates who are completely disabled or bedridden for 50% of waking hours. This will help lessen the burden on the department of corrections and by extension the taxpayer.
1477. HB 1477
Not Rated
Retired law enforcement officers; expand authority to carry concealed firearm.
Analysis:
1478. HB 1478
Not Rated
Online voter registration; revise to allow for first-time voters to register through.
Analysis:
1479. HB 1479
Not Rated
Peer-to-Peer Vehicle Sharing Program; create.
Analysis:
1480. HB 1480
Good Policy
Community or junior college; require to include source of funds used to advertise certain workforce development courses and training.
Analysis: Community college must disclose source of funding for a workforce development courses and training.
1481. HB 1481
Not Rated
'Diabetes Care for Mississippi Students Act'; create.
Analysis:
1482. HB 1482
Not Rated
Registry, person committing offense against peace officer; create to include offenses including terrorism.
Analysis:
1483. HB 1483
Not Rated
Intimate visual material; make unlawful disclosure or promotion of a crime.
Analysis:
1484. HB 1484
Not Rated
Health insurers; require to use certain standard for hospital inpatient admissions.
Analysis:
1485. HB 1485
Good Policy
Corrections; authorize George and Greene Counties to privatize regional correctional facility.
Analysis: This bill allows for a contract between the Department of Corrections and the board of supervisors of George and Greene Counties for the purpose of incarcerating state inmates in the George/Green County Correctional Facility. This will help alleviate some of the issues brought on by overcrowding in state prisons.
1486. HB 1486
Bad Policy
Tobacco products; prohibit wholesalers from directly selling the products to retailers.
Analysis: Prohibits tobacco wholesalers from directly selling their products to retailers.
1487. HB 1487
Not Rated
State revenue; when actual revenue exceeds the estimate, the surplus amount will be used to reduce the state debt.
Analysis:
1488. HB 1488
Not Rated
Chancery Clerk fee; reduce for recording each oil and gas assignment per assignee per each book and page listed.
Analysis:
1489. HB 1489
Not Rated
Income tax; revise certain provisions to address investment in federally designated qualified opportunity zones.
Analysis:
1490. HB 1490
Neutral
Judicial districts; revise certain chancery and circuit.
Analysis:
1491. HB 1491
Neutral
Vehicle weight limits; allow certain excess of limits for vehicles operated by engine fueled with compressed or LNG.
Analysis:
1492. HB 1492
Not Rated
Disabled veterans; establish right to appeal in forma pauperis in certain cases.
Analysis:
1493. HB 1493
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care reform law.
Analysis:
1494. HB 1494
Not Rated
Weighing devices; provide Commissioner of Agriculture with authority to regulate those that dispense agricultural commodities.
Analysis:
1495. HB 1495
Not Rated
Open account; define term and require account creditor to send demand to current address of account debtor through certain means.
Analysis:
1496. HB 1496
Not Rated
Private prisons that house state offenders; provide moratorium on the expansion of.
Analysis:
1497. HB 1497
Not Rated
Autopsies; prohibit unauthorized disclosure or publishing of.
Analysis:
1498. HB 1498
Not Rated
Teacher salary; authorize school districts to compensate unlicensed teachers up to 75% of licensed teachers salary with equal experience.
Analysis:
1499. HB 1499
Not Rated
Spotted seatrout; classify as a game fish.
Analysis:
1500. HB 1500
Good Policy
Board on law enforcement officer standards and training; authorize to consider certain military training when determining qualification of applicant.
Analysis:
1501. HB 1501
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of former Hinds Agricultural High School and Utica Junior College.
Analysis:
1502. HB 1502
Not Rated
Opiod drugs; prescriber shall discuss with patient before prescribing, the risks of the drugs and available alternatives.
Analysis:
1503. HB 1503
Neutral
Highway patrolmen; allow active duty to teach driver education and training programs.
Analysis:
1504. HB 1504
Not Rated
Dyslexia screenings; reimburse parents and school districts for comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations of students failing initial screener.
Analysis:
1505. HB 1505
Not Rated
School districts; exempt those with 'A' and 'B' accountability ratings from certain requirements.
Analysis:
1506. HB 1506
Not Rated
Sixteenth section funds; authorize school districts to use earned interest from once it becomes current on loans borrowed from trust funds.
Analysis:
1507. HB 1507
Not Rated
Habitual Offenders; classify for crimes of violence.
Analysis:
1508. HB 1508
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility for certain persons to receive services through provider sponsored health plan.
Analysis:
1509. HB 1509
Not Rated
School buildings; require new construction and certain renovations to include water bottle filling stations.
Analysis:
1510. HB 1510
Good Policy
Occupational licenses; revise provisions regarding licensing for certain military applicants.
Analysis: This bill makes it easier for military personnel and their spouses to receive occupational licenses from the various state boards that oversee them. While this bill does lessen regulatory hurdles for one type of citizen and is surely a step in the right direction, regulatory hurdles should be lessened broadly for every type of citizen. Occupational licensing is often needless and arbitrary, placing regulatory hurdles in front of Mississippians who are attempting to work and acquire gainful employment. Occupational Licensing boards are furthermore often staffed by individuals already active in the industry they are tasked with regulating and who only stand to gain personally by raising the standards that their would-be competitors must meet in order to compete against them in the market.
1511. HB 1511
Not Rated
Mississippi Board of Human Services; create.
Analysis:
1512. HB 1512
Not Rated
DOC requests, appropriation bills and operating budget; require to include specific line items for proposed expenditures.
Analysis:
1513. HB 1513
Good Policy
Inmate Welfare Fund; require DOC to expend unused portions of the fund on reentry purposes.
Analysis: Allows DOC to use unused funds on on housing and reentry expenses.
1514. HB 1514
Not Rated
Court reporters; official reporter in one district to be appointed as an additional reporter in another district.
Analysis:
1515. HB 1515
Not Rated
Joint tenants, tenants in common or coparcener; authorize to petition chancery court for greater ownership.
Analysis:
1516. HB 1516
Not Rated
City of Biloxi; remove restriction to provide annual cost-of-living increases for retired members of city's disability and relief fund for firemen/policemen.
Analysis:
1517. HB 1517
Not Rated
City of Biloxi; remove restriction to provide annual cost-of-living increases for members of the city's general municipal employees' retirement system.
Analysis:
1518. HB 1518
Not Rated
Medicaid; require contracts with managed care organizations to have certain specific provisions.
Analysis:
1519. HB 1519
Not Rated
EMS Advisory Council; reconstitute the memberships of.
Analysis:
1520. HB 1520
Good Policy
Hospice; allow medical directors to prescribe controlled substances for pain for terminally ill patients without in-person visit.
Analysis:
1521. HB 1521
Neutral
Absentee ballots; revise procedures and timeline for mailing to voter and receiving from voter.
Analysis:
1522. HB 1522
Neutral
Mississippi Veterans Home Perpetual Care Fund; create.
Analysis: This bill creates the Mississippi Veterans Home Perpetual Care Fund. This new fund would be used for the administration, renovation, maintenance and operation of Mississippi Veterans Nursing Homes.
1523. HB 1523
Neutral
Poll managers; remove limitation on additional that election commissioners may appoint.
Analysis:
1524. HB 1524
Not Rated
Dialysis facilities; nursing homes shall allow to provide mobile services on site to their patients.
Analysis:
1525. HB 1525
Not Rated
Computer science; require to be taught in all public schools.
Analysis:
1526. HB 1526
Not Rated
Fireworks; require to be located within a permanent structure.
Analysis:
1527. HB 1527
Not Rated
Fireworks; authorize sale of year-round.
Analysis:
1528. HB 1528
Not Rated
Bonds; mandate election on issue of county or municipal bonds.
Analysis:
1529. HB 1529
Not Rated
DOC; convert restitution centers to post-release reentry centers.
Analysis:
1530. HB 1530
Not Rated
Career pathways initiative; provide for development of to increase access to educational credentials for higher-paying jobs.
Analysis:
1531. HB 1531
Not Rated
Garnishment; require a hearing before writ is executed.
Analysis:
1532. HB 1532
Not Rated
Foreign limited liability companies; authorize Secretary of State to revoke registration if delinquent in payments or taxes owed to the State of Mississippi.
Analysis:
1533. HB 1533
Neutral
Abandoned mobile homes; establish a procedure to dispose of.
Analysis: This bill establishes a procedure by which abandoned mobile or manufactured homes may be sold or disposed of.
1534. HB 1534
Not Rated
Corrections Inspection Council; establish.
Analysis:
1535. HB 1535
Not Rated
Use of restitution centers by DOC; repeal and convert centers into post-release reentry centers.
Analysis:
1536. HB 1536
Not Rated
Statewide testing program; require tests to be translated and printed into primary spoken language of ELL students.
Analysis:
1537. HB 1537
Not Rated
Sex education; require SDE and Department of Health to develop list of approved curricula to be used in schools and revise every five years.
Analysis:
1538. HB 1538
Not Rated
Absentee voting; establish electronic application procedure for college students.
Analysis:
1539. HB 1539
Not Rated
Harvest reporting program; require the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to create for white-tailed deer and wild turkey.
Analysis:
1540. HB 1540
Good Policy
Administrative procedures; prohibit state agencies from adopting rule that contradicts a provision of law.
Analysis: This bill states that state agencies are explicitly unauthorized to adopt any rule or regulation the contradicts a state law. The broad authority often assigned to state agencies and executive departments often exceeds what is allowed under the law. This bill firmly states that state agencies are to conduct all business within the bounds of the law created by our elected representatives.
1541. HB 1541
Not Rated
IHL; authorize to enter into service agreement for certain repairs, maintain and capital improvements of a university utility system.
Analysis:
1542. HB 1542
Neutral
IHL; authorize to enter into services agreements for certain repairs, maintenance and capitol improvements of a university utility system.
Analysis: This bill authorizes the IHL to enter into a service agreement for repairs, maintenance and improvements to the University of Southern Mississippi.
1543. HB 1543
Not Rated
DHS Fraud Investigation Unit; require director of and investigators to be law enforcement officers.
Analysis:
1544. HB 1544
Not Rated
Natchez-Adams Special Municipal Separate School District; elect school board members.
Analysis:
1545. HB 1545
Not Rated
Winona-Montogomery Consolidated School District; revise manner of selecting school board members.
Analysis:
1546. HB 1546
Not Rated
ETV; Legislature not appropriate general funds to after fiscal year 2021, use funds for National Guard.
Analysis:
1547. HB 1547
Neutral
Cremation; prohibit until approved by county medical examiner.
Analysis: This bill prohibits the cremation of bodies until after the county medical examiner has investigated the cause and manner of the death.
1548. HB 1548
Not Rated
Restaurants; authorize to allow pet dogs to be present under certain conditions.
Analysis:
1549. HB 1549
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for repair and renovation projects at Mississippi Valley State University.
Analysis:
1550. HB 1550
Not Rated
The Anti-Genital Mutilation of Females Act; create.
Analysis:
1551. HB 1551
Not Rated
Counties; may assess the cost/penalty against menaced property as a civil debt.
Analysis:
1552. HB 1552
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; allow off-duty use of official vehicles under certain circumstances.
Analysis:
1553. HB 1553
Not Rated
Auxiliary and reserve officers, retired; allow to retain issued badge and carry concealed weapon without a permit.
Analysis:
1554. HB 1554
Not Rated
Embezzlement; revise the list of excluded crimes for expungement.
Analysis:
1555. HB 1555
Not Rated
Corporal punishment; require school districts that allow to adopt a policy allowing parents to opt in.
Analysis:
1556. HB 1556
Good Policy
Career and technical education; revise curriculum, instructor license requirements and certain assessments.
Analysis: This bill provides for a comprehensive overhaul and improvement of what is traditionally known as the VoTech program in Mississippi. Focusing on career and technical skills for high school students who are not college-bound, this legislation increases pathways to gainful employment for all public high school students. Namely, it requires notice of these courses and career tracks to all incoming high school students, lowers mandated requirements for teachers in these non degree and technical certification courses, and adds a list of required courses. Among the required courses are "personal finance", "computer programming" and "technical writing". The added focus on these skills is common sense schooling. These are the skills that success in the future job market will rely on. The bill also requires that every high school student take the ACT WorkKeys assessment in addition to the regular ACT. This WorkKeys test tests the technical skills of students and is geared towards opening student's eyes to career paths outside of college. Dispelling the notion that everyone needs to go to college to be successful should be a primary goal of public education and this bill works towards that goal. In today's world of rising education costs and thousands of underutilized college degrees in the workforce, this legislation puts our priorities back in order in public education.
1557. HB 1557
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; establish alternative routes to five-year license due to critical teacher shortage.
Analysis:
1558. HB 1558
Not Rated
Department of Child Protection Services; require search for relatives of child taken into custody and establish placement preferences.
Analysis:
1559. HB 1559
Bad Policy
Human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation; provide services for victims through approved services.
Analysis: This bill provides for the creation of a slew of new government jobs and establishes a new fund for the purpose of providing care to those afflicted by human trafficking and sexual exploitation. While this is a worthy cause, the state government simply does not have any more of the taxpayer's dollars to spend on non-essential functions of government. The private sector offers solutions and care to Mississippians at no expense to the taxpayer. The state government should focus on attacking the criminal activity at the root cause of this issue, not spend tax payer dollars on programs that already operate in the private sector.
1560. HB 1560
Not Rated
Hunting deer with dogs; prohibit in any county included in a chronic wasting disease management zone.
Analysis:
1561. HB 1561
Neutral
Public Service Commission; extend repealers and make certain revisions to.
Analysis:
1562. HB 1562
Not Rated
Open Meetings Act; revise to require that minutes kept shall be posted on public body's website within certain time after the meeting.
Analysis:
1563. HB 1563
Not Rated
Public Trust Tidelands Law; revise definitions of the terms 'submerged lands' and 'tidelands' for the purpose of.
Analysis:
1564. HB 1564
Not Rated
Local option sales tax; authorize municipalities and counties to impose.
Analysis:
1565. HB 1565
Not Rated
Mississippi Dog and Cat Protection Law; revise certain provisions and increase penalties.
Analysis:
1566. HB 1566
Bad Policy
'Future of Mississippi Agriculture Act of 2020'; enact.
Analysis: This bill increases the authority and scope of the Department of Agriculture and Commerce, giving the department power to hire more employees, enter into contracts, and allocate and expend funds to carry out all the powers and duties mentioned in the act. This is an increase in the size of government that is unnecessary and costly.
1567. HB 1567
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales made by Biloxi Lions, Inc., and Lions Sight Foundation of Mississippi, Inc.
Analysis:
1568. HB 1568
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha Counties with certain road projects.
Analysis:
1569. HB 1569
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Noxubee County with equipment for 911 dispatch center.
Analysis:
1570. HB 1570
Not Rated
Appropriation; Rural Fire Truck Fund for additional round of trucks under Acquisition Assistance Program.
Analysis:
1571. HB 1571
Neutral
IHL Board; revise authority to choose institution executive heads.
Analysis: This bill revises the selection process for heads of institutions of higher learning. It requires a seven member search committee be made consisting of members appointed by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the House and the IHL, 6 of whom must be alumni of the university in question.
1572. HB 1572
Not Rated
Fee-in-lieu of ad valorem taxes; revise certain provisions regarding school ad valorem taxes.
Analysis:
1573. HB 1573
Neutral
MS Law Enforcement Officers' Training Academy; name firing range as the 'Lieutenant Colonel Pat Cronin Firing Range.'
Analysis:
1574. HB 1574
Not Rated
Greene County; increase the amount of and extend repeal date on assessment levied in justice court.
Analysis:
1575. HB 1575
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Perry County with improvements at county industrial park.
Analysis:
1576. HB 1576
Not Rated
Bond; authorize issuance to assist City of Quitman with Quitman Village project.
Analysis:
1577. HB 1577
Neutral
Hunter safety course; authorize school districts to offer as part of their curriculum.
Analysis:
1578. HB 1578
Not Rated
School districts; authorize certain districts to employ retired teachers while they continue to draw retirement allowance.
Analysis:
1579. HB 1579
Not Rated
Jackson County; authorize to allow the payment of certain accounts receivable by credit cards and other forms of electronic payment.
Analysis:
1580. HB 1580
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for Rankin County Workforce Innovation and Training Center in Pearl.
Analysis:
1581. HB 1581
Not Rated
Appropriation; DFA for costs of infrastructure construction within Perry County Industrial Park.
Analysis:
1582. HB 1582
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Dynamic Dyslexia Design; The 3-D School and Evaluation Center with construction of a new building.
Analysis:
1583. HB 1583
Not Rated
Appropriation; DFA for constructing a building for the 3-D School and Evaluation Center in Petal.
Analysis:
1584. HB 1584
Not Rated
Appropriation; DFA for constructing a building for the 3-D School and Evaluation Center in Petal.
Analysis:
1585. HB 1585
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Dynamic Dyslexia Design; The 3-D School and Evaluation Center with construction of a new building.
Analysis:
1586. HB 1586
Not Rated
Coahoma County; authorize trustees of county reserve and trust fund to use portion of fund to pay costs of equipping new jail and fire station.
Analysis:
1587. HB 1587
Bad Policy
Clarke County; authorize contribution to the Multi-County Community Service Agency, Inc.
Analysis:
1588. HB 1588
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of the Marty Stuart Congress of Country Music.
Analysis:
1589. HB 1589
Not Rated
Hinds County; authorize to pay per diem to volunteer members of certain county boards who serve the county.
Analysis:
1590. HB 1590
Not Rated
City of Olive Branch; authorize levying of additional tax on hotels and motels for certain improvements.
Analysis:
1591. HB 1591
Not Rated
Appropriation; additional for various state agencies for Fiscal Year 2020.
Analysis:
1592. HB 1592
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for the Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund.
Analysis:
1593. HB 1593
Not Rated
Successful Child Act; create and authorize income tax credit for certain tutoring and instructional costs.
Analysis:
1594. HB 1594
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for small municipalities energy efficiency and deferred maintenance projects.
Analysis:
1595. HB 1595
Not Rated
Historic property income tax credit; increase amount of credits that may be awarded and revise certain other provisions.
Analysis:
1596. HB 1596
Not Rated
Appropriation; Hinds County for costs of construction of Segment 1A of the Hinds Parkway Road Project.
Analysis:
1597. HB 1597
Not Rated
Appropriation; Medicaid increase funded slots for elderly and Disabled Waiver and Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver programs.
Analysis:
1598. HB 1598
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority with purchasing fire service equipment.
Analysis:
1599. HB 1599
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Jackson for costs of completing the renovation of Smith Park.
Analysis:
1600. HB 1600
Not Rated
Appropriations; City of Jackson for costs of completing Phase II of renovation of Thalia Mara Hall.
Analysis:
1601. HB 1601
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Utica with repairs to natural gas lines.
Analysis:
1602. HB 1602
Not Rated
Appropriation; Archives and History for historical markers in Holmes County designating birthplace of Church of God in Christ.
Analysis:
1603. HB 1603
Not Rated
Appropriation; Medicaid to increase funded slots for Elderly and Disabled Waiver and Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver programs.
Analysis:
1604. HB 1604
Not Rated
Appropriation; Hinds County to for costs of construction of Segment 1A of the Hinds Parkway Road Project.
Analysis:
1605. HB 1605
Not Rated
Appropriations; community college board for paying cost of testing fee for first-time takers of the GED test.
Analysis:
1606. HB 1606
Not Rated
City of Water Valley; authorize a tax on restaurants to promote tourism, parks and recreation.
Analysis:
1607. HB 1607
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for certain caregiver expenses.
Analysis:
1608. HB 1608
Not Rated
Forrest County; authorize to maintain electronic format of law books in county courtroom and public county law library.
Analysis:
1609. HB 1609
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Petal with improvements at the Robert E. Russell Sports Complex.
Analysis:
1610. HB 1610
Not Rated
City of Petal; authorize a tax on hotels, motels, bars and restaurants to promote tourism, parks and recreation.
Analysis:
1611. HB 1611
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; authorize the use of electric scooters on certain city streets within.
Analysis:
1612. HB 1612
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; revise contribution amount made to Read by Third Grade, a Tutorial Program for At-Risk Students.
Analysis:
1613. HB 1613
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; authorize contributions to the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program.
Analysis:
1614. HB 1614
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for various improvements at Alcorn State University.
Analysis:
1615. HB 1615
Not Rated
Appropriations; City of Jackson for costs of renovating Russell C. Davis Planetarium.
Analysis:
1616. HB 1616
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Jackson for costs of renovating old city library and relocating Welty Library to that site.
Analysis:
1617. HB 1617
Not Rated
Appropriation; State Auditor for forensic audit of DHS's TANF expenditures during certain period.
Analysis:
1618. HB 1618
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of a multi-user aerostrip at Stennis International Airport in Hancock County.
Analysis:
1619. HB 1619
Not Rated
Hancock County; authorize to operate medical health clinic for county employees and their eligible dependents.
Analysis:
1620. HB 1620
Not Rated
Appropriations; IHL for MS Valley State University for lowering tuition rate for 2020-2021 academic year.
Analysis:
1621. HB 1621
Not Rated
Tallahatchie County; authorize leasing of certain county property for certain lease period to establish memorial sites for the late Emmett Till.
Analysis:
1622. HB 1622
Not Rated
Coahoma County; authorize trustees of county reserve and trust fund to use portion of fund to pay costs of equipping new jail and fire station.
Analysis:
1623. HB 1623
Not Rated
Appropriation; Lee and Monroe Counties for funding National Resource Camp pilot program.
Analysis:
1624. HB 1624
Not Rated
Appropriation; Itawamba Community College for funding Vocational Education and Technology Camp in Lee and Monroe Counties.
Analysis:
1625. HB 1625
Not Rated
Appropriation; DFA for costs of constructing a biking trail in Bolivar County.
Analysis:
1626. HB 1626
Not Rated
Appropriation; DFA for costs of constructing sidewalks to schools in Rosedale.
Analysis:
1627. HB 1627
Not Rated
Wayne County; extend repeal date on assessment on misdemeanor convictions to fund Wayne County Justice Complex.
Analysis:
1628. HB 1628
Not Rated
Rankin County; authorize sheriff to use radar on county road.
Analysis:
1629. HB 1629
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL board for cost of waiving tuition at IHLs for certain foster children and adopted children.
Analysis:
1630. HB 1630
Not Rated
Appropriation; Human Services for youthbuild programs eligible for grants under Youthbuild Act.
Analysis:
1631. HB 1631
Not Rated
City of Houston; extend repeal date for tax on restaurants, hotels and motels for tourism and parks and recreation.
Analysis:
1632. HB 1632
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Humphreys County with improvements to county courthouse.
Analysis:
1633. HB 1633
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of the Marty Stuart Congress of County Music.
Analysis:
1634. HB 1634
Not Rated
Hind County; authorize to pay per diem to volunteer members of certain county boards who serve the county.
Analysis:
1635. HB 1635
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health Department to provide epi-pens and AEDs in IHLs, community colleges and schools.
Analysis:
1636. HB 1636
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Port Gibson with road improvements.
Analysis:
1637. HB 1637
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Fayette with improvements to Spring Street.
Analysis:
1638. HB 1638
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Fayette with improvements to Main Street.
Analysis:
1639. HB 1639
Not Rated
Appropriation; employment security for funding summer youth employment programs.
Analysis:
1640. HB 1640
Not Rated
City of Natchez; authorize contributions to Natchez, Inc., Film Natchez, Inc. and Downtown Natchez Association.
Analysis:
1641. HB 1641
Not Rated
Sales Tax; exempt certain sales of tangible personal property and services to nonprofit organizations that provide workforce training.
Analysis:
1642. HB 1642
Not Rated
Appropriation; Employment Security for youthbuild programs eligible for grants under Youthbuild Act.
Analysis:
1643. HB 1643
Not Rated
Appropriation; Hinds County for costs of establishing a mental and behavioral health treatment court collaborative.
Analysis:
1644. HB 1644
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Flora with water and sewer infrastructure.
Analysis:
1645. HB 1645
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the City of Clinton with water and sewer infrastructure improvements.
Analysis:
1646. HB 1646
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Clinton with road and street improvements.
Analysis:
1647. HB 1647
Not Rated
Local governmental entities and school districts; authorize grant of admin leave with pay in event of certain disasters or emergencies.
Analysis:
1648. HB 1648
Not Rated
Appropriations; Mississippi Development Authority to fund minority disparity study.
Analysis:
1649. HB 1649
Not Rated
Leaf and Bouie River Development District; authorize cities of Hattiesburg and Petal and Forrest County to establish.
Analysis:
1650. HB 1650
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; authorize the use of motor-assisted scooters on certain streets within the city.
Analysis:
1651. HB 1651
Not Rated
Appropriations; IHL for Alcorn State University for certain agriculture research and extension capital projects.
Analysis:
1652. HB 1652
Not Rated
Appropriations; IHL for Alcorn State University for support of certain agriculture research and extension programs.
Analysis:
1653. HB 1653
Not Rated
Marshall County; authorize contribution to Northeast Mississippi Community Services, Inc.
Analysis:
1654. HB 1654
Not Rated
Marshall County; authorize contributions to certain 501(c)(3) organizations that operate food pantries.
Analysis:
1655. HB 1655
Not Rated
Marshall County; authorize contribution to ICS Head Start.
Analysis:
1656. HB 1656
Not Rated
Appropriation; Marshall County for preservation and restoration of Isaac Chapel Rosenwald School.
Analysis:
1657. HB 1657
Not Rated
Appropriations; Mental Health to provide funding to Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources for diversion center.
Analysis: