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Bill Number Bill Description
1. HB 1
Good Policy
State flag; shall be the design recommended by the Commission to Redesign the State Flag and approved in the November 2020 election.
Analysis: This ratifies the new state flag adopted by voters in November.
2. HB 2
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for costs incurred by certain taxpayers storm shelter/safe house construction.
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3. HB 3
Neutral
Outdoor advertisement signs; revise height requirements for.
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4. HB 4
Good Policy
Statewide Elections Management System; remove voters who fail to respond to notice and who fail to vote after certain period of time.
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency. Government should reduce barriers to its ability to effectively perform its core functions.
5. HB 5
Bad Policy
Hazing; increase penalties for.
Analysis: This bill restricts individual freedom and increases the size of government. Government should not expand its authority through increased penalties. Equal justice includes equal punishment. Excessive punishment is a violation of our God-given rights and our Bill of Rights.
6. HB 6
Not Rated
University and colleges anti-hazing policy; require Board of Trustees of IHL to develop policy against hazing and prescribe penalties.
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7. HB 7
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise provisions regarding designation of certain locations as qualified resort areas.
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8. HB 8
Good Policy
UMMC property; revise leasing authority by removing certain minimum requirements of improvements to development.
Analysis: This bill provides an avenue to reduce government spending and encourages better use of resources. The bill enables UMMC to more efficiently lease property by removing restrictions on the terms of the lease.
9. HB 9
Neutral
MS Law Enforcement Officers' Training Academy; name firing range as the 'Lieutenant Colonel Pat Cronin Firing Range.'
Analysis: This bill renames the MS Law Enforcement Officers’ Training Academy.
10. HB 10
Not Rated
Driver's licenses; allow online renewal any time after expiration regardless of time transpired.
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11. HB 11
Not Rated
County annual budget; require to be published on county's official website.
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12. HB 12
Not Rated
Universities and colleges; require to allow MS residents to register for classes before nonresident students.
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13. HB 13
Not Rated
Health insurance policies; require coverage for hearing aids and services for children under 21.
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14. HB 14
Not Rated
Regional food banks; DHS establish grant program to provide annual grant funding to.
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15. HB 15
Not Rated
Board on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training; revise membership of.
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16. HB 16
Not Rated
Mississippi Highway Patrol and MBN officers; increase salaries of.
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17. HB 17
Not Rated
Child Care For Working Families Study Committee; create.
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18. HB 18
Not Rated
Medical marijuana; authorize Alcorn State University to enter into MOU for local farmers to grow for out-of-state vendors.
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19. HB 19
Not Rated
HIV crimes; increase penalties for intentional exposure or contact with blood or seminal fluid.
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20. HB 20
Not Rated
School board members; authorize excused absences from board meeting in the event of family emergency.
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21. HB 21
Not Rated
Appropriation; UMMC to support a medical residency program at Delta Regional Medical Center.
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22. HB 22
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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23. HB 23
Not Rated
Mississippi River Delta Promise Zone Act of 2021; create.
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24. HB 24
Not Rated
Community and Police Safety Act; create.
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25. HB 25
Not Rated
Chronic Diseases; direct Health Department to establish WISEWOMAN and WISEMAN programs to reduce incidence of.
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26. HB 26
Not Rated
Workers' Compensation Law; increase maximum total recovery under to 520 weeks.
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27. HB 27
Not Rated
Interpretation language assistance services; provide for certain youth at juvenile detention centers.
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28. HB 28
Not Rated
Legislative Public Project Grant Program; create.
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29. HB 29
Not Rated
Appropriation; Mississippi Delta Strategic Compact.
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30. HB 30
Not Rated
Homeowner's Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program; create.
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31. HB 31
Not Rated
'Mississippi Youthbuild Act'; create.
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32. HB 32
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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33. HB 33
Not Rated
Dating violence; require school districts to adopt a policy and educate students on.
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34. HB 34
Not Rated
Medical records; persons seeking disability benefits may obtain at no charge until determination of disability.
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35. HB 35
Not Rated
Compulsory-school-age child; revise definition of by increasing required age to 18 years.
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36. HB 36
Not Rated
Domestic abuse court program; establish.
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37. HB 37
Not Rated
Youth and Community Safety Act; create.
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38. HB 38
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health Department for support of Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.
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39. HB 39
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Health to establish and operate two STD/HIV specialty clinics.
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40. HB 40
Not Rated
Purchase of automatic weapon; place certain restrictions on.
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41. HB 41
Not Rated
Video lottery terminals; authorize lottery board to allow with certain restrictions.
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42. HB 42
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Health for a grant to the Southern Health Commission in Washington County.
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43. HB 43
Not Rated
Universities and colleges; require to provide mental health assessments to members of school athletic teams.
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44. HB 44
Not Rated
Mississippi Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund; establish and authorize Mississippi Home Corporation to administer.
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45. HB 45
Not Rated
Mississippi Commission on Wage Review; create.
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46. HB 46
Not Rated
Mississippi Department of Human Services employees; remove prohibition on participating in political campaigns for.
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47. HB 47
Not Rated
Long-term care facilities; require residents of certain to obtain a preneed contract within 6 months after admission.
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48. HB 48
Not Rated
Military education credits and certifications; require IHL, MCCB and SWIB to develop policy for acceptance of toward academic credit.
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49. HB 49
Not Rated
Child support enforcement and collection; terminate contract with private entity for and DHS shall perform.
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50. HB 50
Not Rated
Electric Power Association Law; bring forward entirely and amend election provisions of.
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51. HB 51
Not Rated
School board members; establish annual salary based on student enrollment.
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52. HB 52
Not Rated
Mississippi History and United States Government; require to be included in curriculum for all students in Grades 9-12.
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53. HB 53
Not Rated
Appropriation; Employment Security for youthbuild programs eligible for grants under Youthbuild Act.
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54. HB 54
Not Rated
Malicious prosecution; require officials or employees involved to pay all costs associated with.
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55. HB 55
Not Rated
Appropriation; Human Services for youthbuild programs eligible for grants under Youthbuild Act.
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56. HB 56
Not Rated
Unemployment compensation; revise weekly benefit amount for.
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57. HB 57
Not Rated
Businesses; require laws and regulations affecting must allow existing businesses to continue operating under previous laws or regulations.
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58. HB 58
Not Rated
Department of Human Services; require a board of directors to be created within.
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59. HB 59
Not Rated
Child Care Advisory Council; require child care providers to recommend names of persons to serve on.
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60. HB 60
Not Rated
Child care facilities; require licensing agency to disclose names of persons filing complaints against.
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61. HB 61
Not Rated
Department of Health; limit any increase in fees by to not more than five percent.
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62. HB 62
Not Rated
State agencies; prohibit disclosure of identifying information received from program applicants.
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63. HB 63
Not Rated
Regional correctional facilities; prohibit from operating as a private correctional facility.
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64. HB 64
Not Rated
Employees terminated from certain agencies, departments, institutions or nonprofits; prohibit from receiving similar employment.
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65. HB 65
Not Rated
DHS; shall not require cooperation with child support enforcement to receive federal CCDF assistance.
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66. HB 66
Not Rated
Health insurers; require to use certain standard for hospital inpatient admissions.
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67. HB 67
Not Rated
Mississippi Board of Human Services; create.
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68. HB 68
Not Rated
Appropriation; additional to DFA for purchases of new state flags for state buildings and offices.
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69. HB 69
Not Rated
State Veterans Affairs Board; provide that certain employees of are nonstate service employees under state personnel system.
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70. HB 70
Neutral
Autopsies; provide for confidentiality of photographs and video and audio recordings with exceptions.
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71. HB 71
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property or services to Natchez Children's Services.
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72. HB 72
Good Policy
Dentists; provide immunity for providing charitable and emergency services.
Analysis: This bill encourages charity which provides voluntary support of individuals in need. This bill preserves civil liability in incidents resulting from the dentist's gross negligence or willful misconduct.
73. HB 73
Neutral
Chiropractors; extend repealer on licensure law.
Analysis: The government should eliminate unnecessary licensure requirements. Such requirements place restrictions on individual freedom and liberty and discourage free markets. The proper role of government is to preserve individual freedom and liberty to the fullest extent possible while ensuring the safety of its citizens.
74. HB 74
Not Rated
Emergency Telecommunications Services (911); extend repealer on.
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75. HB 75
Not Rated
Sexual battery; remove statute of limitations for prosecution of crime of.
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76. HB 76
Not Rated
Terroristic threats; revise provisions.
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77. HB 77
Not Rated
Criminal investigators; increase salary of.
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78. HB 78
Not Rated
Interlocutory appeal; authorize for criminal prosecutors.
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79. HB 79
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for completion of drug court.
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80. HB 80
Bad Policy
Dogs; regulate and provide penalties for those with a history of biting.
Analysis: This bill expands government authority and applies consequences of violations of the new criminal code within the bill inconsistently in comparison with consequences of violations of other existing criminal code. While the issue of vicious dogs, specifically in regards to their attacks on children and elderly across our state, evokes immense emotional response as it rightfully should, it is essential for citizens as active and engaged members of a community to promote personal responsibility while carefully considering the unintended consequences of an ever-expanding criminal code. In addition, this bill creates a specific civil entitlement provision associated with violations of the new criminal code. This type of action by the legislative body should be avoided as it is an encroachment on the principle of separation of powers. Moreover, the civil entitlement provision in this bill is a slap in the face to every Mississippian who has sought civil action associated with a gruesome killing of a loved one as no such provision exists for that action. The proper role of government is to preserve the safety of individuals; however, this necessary function should never be carried out in a manner that results in an inconsistent application of justice under the law.
81. HB 81
Not Rated
Voyeurism; revise sentencing options.
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82. HB 82
Bad Policy
Community or junior colleges; authorize to administer construction contracts of $1,000,000.00 or less, and exempt certain oversight.
Analysis: This bill reduces government transparency and accountability by removing authority and oversight of bond funds. Government should preserve its proper functions necessary to verify government spending is efficient. The Department of Finance and Administration is tasked with the responsibility of oversight and should retain such authority without exemptions unless the net benefits of increased efficiency such exemptions exceed the potential for inefficiency and mismanagement in government building projects and associated maintenance.
83. HB 83
Not Rated
The Combating Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act of Mississippi; create.
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84. HB 84
Not Rated
Radar; authorize county supervisors to authorize county sheriff and deputies to use on county roads.
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85. HB 85
Not Rated
Speech-language pathologists and audiologists; create board to license and regulate.
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86. HB 86
Not Rated
Broadband services; provide for certain participation of investor owned electric utilities in the expansion of in the state.
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87. HB 87
Bad Policy
MDHS fraud investigators; provide they shall be law enforcement officers.
Analysis: This bill expands the size and scope of government, decreases government accountability and transparency, and reduces individual freedom. This bill creates a new executive, law enforcement department by changing requirements for MDHS fraud investigators and expands government authority and power beyond its proper role. This bill goes far beyond the confines of simply investigating fraud by granting MDHS fraud investigators pre-emptive authority. (See line 20)
88. HB 88
Not Rated
Contract lobbyists; prohibit agencies, governing authorities and universities and colleges from hiring with public funds.
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89. HB 89
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at state parks.
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90. HB 90
Not Rated
ABC Division officers; compensation shall be determined by special plan approved by Personnel Board.
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91. HB 91
Neutral
Public Service Commission; remove from the provisions of the Mississippi Budget Transparency and Simplification Act.
Analysis: Although this bill returns public utilities funds to special funds, this bill maintains the limitation on the collection of taxes that requires collections not exceed the amount appropriated by the Legislature for the regulation of utilities. This bill ensures money collected from taxpayers is spent on government functions for which it was collected. This bill maintains accountability and transparency.
92. HB 92
Not Rated
Police officers; require to maintain liability insurance with base rate paid by employer.
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93. HB 93
Not Rated
Smart State Act; create.
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94. HB 94
Not Rated
Mental Health Treatment Facility; revise hearing and commitment procedures.
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95. HB 95
Neutral
Nursing home administrators; delete repealer on licensure requirements for and authorize board to conduct background checks.
Analysis: The government should eliminate unnecessary licensure requirements. Such requirements place restrictions on individual freedom and liberty and discourage free markets. The proper role of government is to preserve individual freedom and liberty to the fullest extent possible while insuring the safety of its citizens.
96. HB 96
Not Rated
State Board of Chiropractic Examiners; extend repealer on.
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97. HB 97
Not Rated
Medicaid; extend repealers on list of covered services and assessments on certain health care facilities.
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98. HB 98
Not Rated
Hospice; extend repealer on authority of medical director to prescribe controlled substances for terminal patients without visit.
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99. HB 99
Not Rated
Comprehensive Hurricane Damage Mitigation Program; extend repealer on.
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100. HB 100
Neutral
MS Telephone Solicitation Act; extend repealer on requirement that fees be deposited into State General Fund.
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101. HB 101
Not Rated
Bad faith assertions of patent infringement; extend repealer on prohibitions against.
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102. HB 102
Not Rated
Amusement rides; provide inspection and incident reporting requirements for.
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103. HB 103
Not Rated
Mississippi Seafood Marketing Law of 2021; enact to require certain consumer notice and country of origin labeling.
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104. HB 104
Neutral
Board of Supervisors of Hancock County; revise salary of attorney hired to prosecute cases for county.
Analysis: This bill outlines the procedure for determining the salary of an attorney hired to prosecute cases in Hancock County as not exceeding 75% of the county judge's salary.
105. HB 105
Not Rated
National board certified school nurses; remove cap on number of eligible for annual salary supplement.
Analysis:
106. HB 106
Bad Policy
State budget; revise provisions in several FY21 appropriation bills.
Analysis: This bill makes specific changes to numerous FY21 appropriations from Special Fund sources. Special Funds contribute significantly to cronyism and a reduction of transparency and accountability in government.
107. HB 107
Not Rated
Pseudoephedrine; require pharmacies to keep records of over the counter sales of.
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108. HB 108
Not Rated
Wireless Communication Commission; remove ITS control over.
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109. HB 109
Neutral
State budget; enact and revise various provisions relating to.
Analysis: This bill removes language that is no longer applicable and preserves the sound policy of 98% allocation of the general funds for this fiscal year.
110. HB 110
Not Rated
Computer science; require to be taught in all public schools.
Analysis:
111. HB 111
Neutral
Community and junior colleges; authorize boards of trustees to approve policies permitting waiver of out-of-state tuition.
Analysis: This bill increases accountability at the school level by tightening the existing statute authorizing out-of-state tuition waivers. This bill requires the president of each school to request a waiver of out-of-state tuition and limits the waivers to adjacent geographic areas, which is in line with the criteria for such waivers in surrounding states, rather than applying an overarching board instituted policy across all public colleges. However, this bill also removes the requirement for local industry, business, or state agency reimbursement. This policy change could potentially lead to increased budget requests by community and junior colleges.
112. HB 112
Not Rated
Telecommunications Fraud Prevention and Utility Infrastructure Protection Act; create.
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113. HB 113
Not Rated
Community College Boards of Trustees; revise composition of Northeast Mississippi and Coahoma Community Colleges.
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114. HB 114
Not Rated
Districts of Innovations; require SDE to recognize use of Cambridge Assessment or other nationally recognized assessment for accountability ratings.
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115. HB 115
Not Rated
Farmers markets; DHS provide grants to entity to incentivize purchases of healthy foods from with SNAP benefits.
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116. HB 116
Not Rated
'Mississippi Police Funding Protection Act'; create.
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117. HB 117
Not Rated
Autopsies; require to include inquiry about whether death was result of seizure or epilepsy.
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118. HB 118
Not Rated
Medical examiners and pathologists; extend repealer on fees for death investigations and autopsies.
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119. HB 119
Bad Policy
Harper's Grace Law; extend repealer on authority to research and dispense cannabidiol (CBD oil) for medical purposes.
Analysis: This bill was amended in the Senate to include language related to a medical marijuana program besides the one chosen by Mississippians.
120. HB 120
Not Rated
Monuments on public property; prohibit the removal or relocation unless authorized by legislation.
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121. HB 121
Not Rated
Trip optimizer system; exempt youth services counselors from.
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122. HB 122
Good Policy
Expungement; authorize up to three felony convictions to be expunged after 15 years.
Analysis: This bill promotes positive reintegration of individuals with felony convictions back into our communities by providing a mechanism by which individuals can seek the removal of certain felony convictions from the record thereby also removing the associated stigma for crimes of which they have long ago paid their debts to society. Government should work to reintegrate convicted individuals back into civil society and remove unnecessary, burdensome restrictions, regulations, and barriers that inhibit positive and productive reintegration.
123. HB 123
Not Rated
State advertising; prohibit elected and appointed officers from publicly participating in.
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124. HB 124
Not Rated
MS Home Corporation; extend reverter on authority to issuse a certain amount of bonds.
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125. HB 125
Not Rated
Municipal annexation; restrict collection of ad valorem taxes until certain services are provided by municipality.
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126. HB 126
Not Rated
Bonds; mandate election on issue of county or municipal bonds.
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127. HB 127
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt certain business personal property from.
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128. HB 128
Not Rated
Homestead exemption; increase for persons 65 years of age or older or totally disabled.
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129. HB 129
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; provide partial exemption for certain business personal property.
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130. HB 130
Not Rated
Utility worker; include the killing of as capital murder.
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131. HB 131
Not Rated
Fireworks; authorize sale of year-round.
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132. HB 132
Not Rated
Fireworks; require to be located within a permanent structure.
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133. HB 133
Not Rated
Bonds; mandate election on issue of county or municipal bonds.
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134. HB 134
Not Rated
Sexual Harassment Settlements; require counties, municipalities and state agencies to post on website.
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135. HB 135
Neutral
MS Critical Teacher Shortage Act of 1998; extend repealer on.
Analysis: This bill neither expands nor contracts government.
136. HB 136
Not Rated
Individual bond; require for public officers and employees handling or having the custody of public funds.
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137. HB 137
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Saltillo with repair and renovation of community center.
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138. HB 138
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist with installation of outdoor emergency warning systems at Wheeler Attendance Center in Prentiss County.
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139. HB 139
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at campground at Lake Lamar Bruce in Lee County.
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140. HB 140
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Baldwyn with improvements to natural gas system.
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141. HB 141
Not Rated
Public records; extend repealer on statute granting persons public right of access to.
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142. HB 142
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; reauthorize issuance to supporters of Rotary International.
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143. HB 143
Not Rated
Abstinence and sex-related education; extend repelaer on public school requirements for.
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144. HB 144
Not Rated
DHS Fraud Investigation Unit; require director of and investigators to be law enforcement officers.
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145. HB 145
Not Rated
Chancery clerk fee; reduce for recording each oil and gas assignment.
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146. HB 146
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of perishable food items to certain charitable organizations.
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147. HB 147
Not Rated
Registry, person committing offense against peace officer; create to include offenses including terrorism.
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148. HB 148
Bad Policy
Mississippi Development Authority Tourism Advertising Fund; use portion of monies in to advertise state parks.
Analysis: This bill expands the size and scope of government beyond its proper role.
149. HB 149
Not Rated
Female genital mutilation; create crime of.
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150. HB 150
Not Rated
Municipalities; prohibit from receiving certain funds if police department is defunded.
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151. HB 151
Not Rated
Stop Social Media Censorship Act; create.
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152. HB 152
Not Rated
State Parks; provide funding from net proceeds of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation.
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153. HB 153
Not Rated
E-verify program; transfer responsibility of administering to the Commission of Agriculture and Commerce.
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154. HB 154
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property or services to the Lincoln Civic Center Foundation.
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155. HB 155
Not Rated
Medicaid; nonresident admitted to pediatric skilled nursing facility in MS not eligible for MS Medicaid coverage.
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156. HB 156
Not Rated
Medicaid; require managed care companies to provide detailed, signed explanation for denial of coverage of procedure.
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157. HB 157
Not Rated
Use tax; enhance enforcement of collection on all-terrain vehicles purchased out of state.
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158. HB 158
Not Rated
Sales tax; remove requirement that certain taxpayers pay June liability for the tax on or before June 25.
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159. HB 159
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property or service to the Lincoln Civic Center Foundation.
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160. HB 160
Neutral
State Department of Health and State Board of Health; extend repealer on.
Analysis: The government should eliminate unnecessary licensure requirements. Such requirements place restrictions on individual freedom and liberty and discourage free markets. The proper role of government is to preserve individual freedom and liberty to the fullest extent possible while insuring the safety of its citizens.
161. HB 161
Not Rated
Critical Needs Teacher Forgivable Loan Program; extend repealer on.
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162. HB 162
Not Rated
Public contracts of energy efficiency services; extend repealer on authority and certain requirements for.
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163. HB 163
Neutral
Judicial districts; create Twenty-fourth Circuit Court.
Analysis: This bill changes the composition of the district courts. Ideally, changes will increase efficiency and ensure equal justice under the law.
164. HB 164
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Alcorn County with repair and renovation of county courthouse.
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165. HB 165
Not Rated
Wireless learning environments; require school districts to develop and implement within two years.
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166. HB 166
Not Rated
Mississippi Statewide Assessment System; remove criminal penalties and establish maximum time educator's license may be suspended or revoked.
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167. HB 167
Not Rated
School district efficiency; conduct feasibility study on the administration of.
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168. HB 168
Not Rated
School districts; provide strategy to promote holistic educational efficiency and opportunities for all students.
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169. HB 169
Not Rated
Appropriation; MDE to assist parents in paying school districts for cost of lost/damaged electronic devices assigned to students.
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170. HB 170
Not Rated
Teachers; revise duties and responsibilities relating to student assessment and achievement before promotion.
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171. HB 171
Not Rated
Mississippi Tuition Subsidy Forgivable Loan; create.
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172. HB 172
Not Rated
Window tint; increase inspection fee and use a portion for Trooper training expenses.
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173. HB 173
Not Rated
Voting registration; require by anyone who receives public assistance benefits.
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174. HB 174
Not Rated
Board of Nursing; revise penalties in disciplinary proceedings and authorize recovery of reasonable costs.
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175. HB 175
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Lee County and municipalities of Verona, Plantersville and Shannon with certain projects.
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176. HB 176
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Helping Hands Food Pantry in Tupelo with repair and renovation of building.
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177. HB 177
Not Rated
Appropriation; Lee and Monroe Counties for funding National Resource Camp pilot program.
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178. HB 178
Not Rated
Natural Resource Camp; establish pilot program for students in Lee and Monroe Counties.
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179. HB 179
Not Rated
Open Meetings Law; authorize court to void certain actions taken in violation of.
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180. HB 180
Not Rated
Open Meeting Law; revise reasons for executive sessions to include discussions by boards of trustees of public hospitals.
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181. HB 181
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for repair and renovation of War Memorial Building.
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182. HB 182
Not Rated
Distinctive motorcycle license tag; authorize issuance to certain disabled veterans.
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183. HB 183
Not Rated
PERS; all public safety employees vest in 4 years and are entitled to allowance with 25 years of service.
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184. HB 184
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of new Mississippi State Veterans Home in Jackson Metropolitan area.
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185. HB 185
Not Rated
Election Commissioners; revise the qualifying deadline for.
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186. HB 186
Neutral
Claims by veterans under consumer protection law; Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board offers service free of charge.
Analysis: This bill neither expands nor reduces the size or scope of government. This bill establishes the requirement of a signed waiver/acknowledgement by a veteran who chooses to pay a fee for legal services rather than utilizing existing services provided by the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board free of charge.
187. HB 187
Neutral
County veteran service officers; revise certain qualifications and requirements.
Analysis: This bill conforms state law to existing federal statutes.
188. HB 188
Neutral
Required uniform designations for offenders; exempt offenders in Mississippi Statewide Incarcerated Veterans Program.
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189. HB 189
Neutral
Mississippi Persian Gulf War Memorial; authorize MSVA to move to another appropriate location.
Analysis: This bill does not allocate funds nor specify a new memorial location. While the government should acknowledge and honor those who serve to preserve freedom and liberty, this bill indicates the probability that previous legislation authorizing the placement of this memorial should have been more thoroughly vetted prior to passage in an effort to prevent a situation such as this.
190. HB 190
Not Rated
Adoptees; authorize those 21 years of age or older to have unrestricted access to information.
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191. HB 191
Not Rated
Anatomical gifts; prohibit discrimination against recipient based on disability.
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192. HB 192
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Alcorn County with purchase of land and building to house county offices.
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193. HB 193
Not Rated
Missing children; require compilation of by Department of Education and day care facilities.
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194. HB 194
Not Rated
State Oil and Gas Board; extend repealer on authority to use Capital Expense funds for emergency plugging of orphaned wells.
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195. HB 195
Good Policy
Municipalities; authorize those of certain size to conduct special elections at one polling place.
Analysis: This bill reduces government spending and increases government efficiency as it relates to the process of managing special elections in municipalities with populations of 2,500 or less.
196. HB 196
Good Policy
'Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act'; create.
Analysis: This bill protects life, both the life of the mother and of the baby. One of the core functions of government is to protect life. The status of the person is of no concern, whether they are an incarcerated inmate in our state prison or an unborn baby waiting to see the world for the first time. This bill focuses on one of the most important reasons for the existing of government.
197. HB 197
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for the Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund.
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198. HB 198
Not Rated
Wireless communication devices and plans; revise provisions regulating by personnel of state agencies.
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199. HB 199
Bad Policy
Appropriation; additional for various state agencies for Fiscal Year 2021.
Analysis: This bill makes specific changes to numerous FY21 appropriations from both the Capital Expense Fund and Special Fund sources. Special Funds contribute significantly to cronyism and a reduction of transparency and accountability in government.
200. HB 200
Good Policy
Remote patient monitoring services; delete requirement of 2 recent hospitalizations to qualify for.
Analysis: This bill promotes individual freedom by removing unnecessary restrictions on doctors. The doctor – patient relationship should not be dictated by overreaching regulations and unnecessary restrictions. The government should limit interference in healthcare and preserve individual freedom to the fullest extent possible.
201. HB 201
Not Rated
Telemedicine; revise definition in section providing insurance coverage for.
Analysis:
202. HB 202
Neutral
Mississippi Development Authority; bring forward various sections of law relating to.
Analysis: This bill in its current form makes no changes to existing law. However, this bill brings forward code sections dealing with the Mississippi Development Authority for possible amendment at a later time. Therefore, this rating is subject to change as the bill moves through the legislative process.
203. HB 203
Not Rated
Legislature; prohibit a person from being an elected officer of a county or municipality and a member of.
Analysis:
204. HB 204
Not Rated
Mississippi Dangerous Dog Control Act; create to establish misdemeanor offense of failure to control a dangerous dog.
Analysis:
205. HB 205
Not Rated
Medicaid; revise reimbursement rate for durable medical equipment (DME) and exempt DME from 5% reduction.
Analysis:
206. HB 206
Not Rated
Retirement; persons convicted of certain felonies shall forfeit benefits from PERS, SLRP and MHSPRS.
Analysis:
207. HB 207
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care reform law.
Analysis:
208. HB 208
Neutral
Psychologists; extend repealer on licensure law and remove postdoctoral training requirements for licensure.
Analysis: The government should eliminate unnecessary licensure requirements. Such requirements place restrictions on individual freedom and liberty and discourage free markets. The proper role of government is to preserve individual freedom while ensuring the safety of its citizens.
209. HB 209
Not Rated
Gestational agreements; authorize gestational mother and intended parents to create and seek court's validation of.
Analysis:
210. HB 210
Not Rated
Credit reporting agency; prohibit including information from judicial action unless there is a verified outstanding judgement.
Analysis:
211. HB 211
Bad Policy
Insurance Department; remove from the provisions of the Mississippi Budget Transparency and Simplification Act.
Analysis:
212. HB 212
Bad Policy
State Fire Marshal and Fire Academy; remove from the provisions of the Mississippi Budget Transparency and Simplification Act.
Analysis:
213. HB 213
Neutral
DFA; authorize Office of Surplus Property to administer the Federal Donation Program.
Analysis:
214. HB 214
Not Rated
Mental examinations of those in felony criminal actions; prohibit transport and require examination where person is held.
Analysis:
215. HB 215
Not Rated
Littering; increase fines and deposit certain assessments into Keep Mississippi Beautiful and law enforcement funds.
Analysis:
216. HB 216
Not Rated
Families First Unpaid Leave Time Act; enact to require employers to provide unpaid leave to employees for certain situations.
Analysis:
217. HB 217
Not Rated
Online voter registration; allow for first time registrants.
Analysis:
218. HB 218
Not Rated
Solid waste; require landlords to deliver items too large for garbage containers to disposal facility.
Analysis:
219. HB 219
Not Rated
Local governments; prohibit from imposing penalties or fines on security companies when false security alarm occurs.
Analysis:
220. HB 220
Not Rated
Gas prices on signs and gas pumps; regulate when a difference exists.
Analysis:
221. HB 221
Not Rated
Medicaid; require Governor and Division of Medicaid to negotiate to obtain federal waiver to expand Medicaid coverage.
Analysis:
222. HB 222
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish at $8.25 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime.
Analysis:
223. HB 223
Not Rated
'Mississippi Joint Municipal Law Enforcement Act'; create.
Analysis:
224. HB 224
Not Rated
Criminal investigators; add two to the 21st Circuit Court District.
Analysis:
225. HB 225
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize credit for certain child care expenses, child care centers and child care center teachers and directors.
Analysis:
226. HB 226
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Tchula with road improvements.
Analysis:
227. HB 227
Not Rated
Mississippi Tobacco Minimum Legal Sale Age of 21 Act; create.
Analysis:
228. HB 228
Not Rated
Appropriation; Holmes County Consolidated School District for expenses of consolidation.
Analysis:
229. HB 229
Not Rated
Appropriation; MDOC to pay regional facilities $34.00 per day for each state inmate.
Analysis:
230. HB 230
Not Rated
Department of Human Services; authorize to use additional methods of communication to send notices relating to child support.
Analysis:
231. HB 231
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Holmes County Consolidated School District with construction of a football stadium.
Analysis:
232. HB 232
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Holmes County with repair and renovation of county courthouse.
Analysis:
233. HB 233
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Holmes County with construction of a park.
Analysis:
234. HB 234
Not Rated
Habitual offenders; revise regulations for.
Analysis:
235. HB 235
Not Rated
Budget of county sheriff, tax assessor and tax collector; remove certain obsolete reporting requirements concerning.
Analysis:
236. HB 236
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Mental Health for additional funding for crisis centers and outpatient services.
Analysis:
237. HB 237
Not Rated
PERS; allow retirees to teach in critical needs areas and work full time and receive full salary for three years.
Analysis:
238. HB 238
Not Rated
'Mississippi Universal Prekindergarten Program Act of 2021'; enact.
Analysis:
239. HB 239
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Holmes County with improvements to county roads and buildings.
Analysis:
240. HB 240
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:
241. HB 241
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Yazoo County with renovation of county courthouse.
Analysis:
242. HB 242
Not Rated
Joint state-county work program; require DOC to utilize under certain circumstances.
Analysis:
243. HB 243
Not Rated
Regional correctional facilities; increase daily amount paid to certain facilities for the housing of state offenders.
Analysis:
244. HB 244
Not Rated
Health insurance policies; require coverage for certain obesity treatments.
Analysis:
245. HB 245
Not Rated
Mississippi Smoke-Free Air Act of 2021; create.
Analysis:
246. HB 246
Not Rated
Appropriation; Archives and History for Church of God in Christ historical markers in Holmes County.
Analysis:
247. HB 247
Not Rated
Sexual harassment; create a state cause of action.
Analysis:
248. HB 248
Not Rated
Counties; authorize to pay poll workers certain mileage.
Analysis:
249. HB 249
Not Rated
CON; remove end-stage renal disease facilities from application of law.
Analysis:
250. HB 250
Not Rated
Housing Loan Assistance Pilot Program; create and authorize bonds to provide funds for.
Analysis:
251. HB 251
Not Rated
Tuition waiver; provide for certain foster and adopted children and wards of the state to attend a state-supported IHL.
Analysis:
252. HB 252
Not Rated
Juneteenth Freedom Day; designate June 19 as.
Analysis:
253. HB 253
Not Rated
Mississippi Skill Standards Board; create as an advisory board on industry standards.
Analysis:
254. HB 254
Not Rated
Life jackets; increase minimum age of person required to wear on certain vessels.
Analysis:
255. HB 255
Not Rated
Housing Repair Grant Fund; authorize issuance of bonds to provide funds for grants to low income individuals for home repair.
Analysis:
256. HB 256
Not Rated
School curriculum; require comprehensive Mississippi History course for public school students in Grade 9.
Analysis:
257. HB 257
Not Rated
MAEP; define 'at-risk pupil' and include a child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
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
Trimester School Year Pilot Program; establish.
Analysis:
260. HB 260
Not Rated
School social workers and psychologists; authorize districts to employ and receive partial state reimbursement for salaries of.
Analysis:
261. HB 261
Not Rated
MAEP; increase adjustment to base student cost for at-risk students.
Analysis:
262. HB 262
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for public school capital improvements.
Analysis:
263. HB 263
Not Rated
All-terrain vehicles; create voluntary certificate of number system, mandatory for public lands, with Mississippi Department of WF&P.
Analysis:
264. HB 264
Not Rated
Holmes County State Park; Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks may lease land in and contract for services to operate.
Analysis:
265. HB 265
Not Rated
Mississippi Special Needs Housing Steering Council; create.
Analysis:
266. HB 266
Not Rated
Income tax; exclude overtime compensation from gross income.
Analysis:
267. HB 267
Not Rated
Salvage or abandoned vehicles; authorize disposition by auction firms on behalf of insurers.
Analysis:
268. HB 268
Not Rated
Disabilities, persons with; modernize terminology used to refer to.
Analysis:
269. HB 269
Not Rated
Daylight savings time; observe year-round if federal law is amended to allow it.
Analysis:
270. HB 270
Not Rated
Compulsory school attendance; revise to remove certain excused absences.
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
MS Accountability and Transparency Act; revise to include certain counties and municipalities.
Analysis:
273. HB 273
Not Rated
Lobbying; revise definition of.
Analysis:
274. HB 274
Bad Policy
Law enforcement officers; allow certain use of uniform, weapon, vehicle and equipment for disaster relief when off-duty.
Analysis: This bill reduces government efficiency and could potentially lead to increased government spending. County and municipal law enforcement resources should be used for county and municipal law enforcement. Additional use outside of the confines of the specific purpose for which that specific taxpayer money was collected and spent is improper and a misappropriation of resources. This bill is in direct contradiction with other state statutes which forbid this type of reallocation of resources.
275. HB 275
Not Rated
Public employees; exempt from bad check fees caused by error in direct deposit made by their employer or retirement system.
Analysis:
276. HB 276
Not Rated
The Digital Access Learning and Virtual Instruction Program Act of 2021; create.
Analysis:
277. HB 277
Good Policy
Tribal identification cards; recognize as legal means of personal identification.
Analysis:
278. HB 278
Not Rated
Sales tax; divert certain sales tax revenue to special fund for state park improvements.
Analysis:
279. HB 279
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:
280. HB 280
Not Rated
Statewide Assessment Program; require SBE to use ACT Aspire as summative assessment.
Analysis:
281. HB 281
Not Rated
End-of-course assessments; remove mandatory requirement of passing score as a condition of graduation.
Analysis:
282. HB 282
Not Rated
Statewide testing program; require the SBE to cease administration of for the 2020-2021 school year.
Analysis:
283. HB 283
Not Rated
End-of-course subject area tests; discontinue and require minimum score on the ACT for graduation.
Analysis:
284. HB 284
Bad Policy
Pecan Harvesting Law; revise penalties for violating.
Analysis: This bill increases penalties for violating the Pecan Harvesting Law. This is not the proper role of government.
285. HB 285
Not Rated
Certificate of title; remove requirement for applicant to file a bond or deposit of cash as a condition of issuance.
Analysis:
286. HB 286
Bad Policy
Cemeteries; authorize to disinter and reinter dead human remains for next of kin instructions.
Analysis: This bill interferes in our free market by inhibiting consumers’ ability to seek redress through a civil action in cases of negligence. Paragraph 6 of Section 1 (lines 72-78) of this bill removes all liability of cemetery owners in cases involving errors made by the cemetery owners during original interment that result in disinterment and reinterment of loved ones except in cases of intentional misconduct or malice. Furthermore, this bill specifically provides government sanctioned concealment of possible evidence in cases of negligence that may be obtained during a disinterment and/or reinterment by specifically allowing cemetery owners to disinter and reinter loved ones five days before notifying next of kin of the already completed action. (See paragraph 5 of Section 1, lines 63-68)
287. HB 287
Good Policy
Drug Intervention Courts; standardize references.
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency and effectiveness in a program that promotes positive rehabilitation of non-violent offenders. This bill makes technical corrections to applicable language to insure proper application of law and functioning of the drug court system. This bill makes organizational/structural changes to the drug court system that result in increased efficiency and effectiveness.
288. HB 288
Not Rated
Crimininal investigators; increase salary of.
Analysis:
289. HB 289
Not Rated
State assessments; deposit certain into designated special funds instead of General Fund.
Analysis:
290. HB 290
Good Policy
Pre-trial Intervention; prohibit certain amount of public embezzlement for.
Analysis: This bill increases accountability for individuals facing criminal conviction for violations of public trust. Government should adopt consistent policies that hold all elected officials accountability and ensure equal justice.
291. HB 291
Not Rated
'Mississippi Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act of 2021'; create.
Analysis:
292. HB 292
Not Rated
Asset forfeiture proceeds; clarify use is for increase in law enforcement budget.
Analysis:
293. HB 293
Not Rated
Indigent appeals; revise certain provisions.
Analysis:
294. HB 294
Good Policy
Hospices; delete repealer on authority for prescribing certain drugs without in-person visit with a patient.
Analysis: This bill reduces government interference in healthcare. The doctor – patient relationship should not be dictated by unnecessary government restrictions and mandates.
295. HB 295
Not Rated
Home health services; authorize nurse practitioners and physician assistants to order and certify.
Analysis:
296. HB 296
Bad Policy
Hospice licensure; extend moratorium on and authorize issuance of 2 pediatric palliative care licenses.
Analysis:
297. HB 297
Not Rated
Dialysis facilities; nursing homes shall allow to provide mobile services on site to their patients.
Analysis:
298. HB 298
Not Rated
'The Lonnie Blue Safety Act'; create to regulate vehicular pursuits.
Analysis:
299. HB 299
Good Policy
Property interest; conveyance to married individuals considered to create joint tenancy with right of survivorship.
Analysis: This bill clarifies legal status as it pertains to property rights of married individuals. A core function of government is the protection of the most basic and yet most fundamental unit of government, the family unit. In addition, government must support the institution of marriage through good policy that reduces unnecessary burdens on marriage couples, as statistics consistently prove that the stability of marriages within a population determines the overall stability of that population.
300. HB 300
Neutral
Bail procedures; bring forward provisions for purposes of amendment.
Analysis: This bill in its current form only brings forward code sections for amendment. Ideally, bills will present at least the nature of proposed changes when they are presented on the House floor. The process of passing bills that do nothing for the sole purpose of making the intended changes at the last possible minute near the end of session in conference committees, which have limited access for participation of our elected representatives provides little to no transparency nor accountability. Therefore, the rating of this bill is subject to change as it moves through the legislative process.
301. HB 301
Not Rated
EMTs; authorize to deny service to nonemergency when needed for an emergency.
Analysis:
302. HB 302
Good Policy
Community schools; authorize implementation under the administration of a District Innovation.
Analysis: This bill increases community engagement in education.
303. HB 303
Not Rated
Citizens for Economic Development Act; create.
Analysis:
304. HB 304
Not Rated
Dentists; provide immunity for providing charitable and emergency services.
Analysis:
305. HB 305
Not Rated
Texting or engaging in call while driving; make a misdemeanor when not using voice-operated or hands-free device.
Analysis:
306. HB 306
Not Rated
Human Services, Department of; authorize to use a simplified reporting system for economic assistance payments.
Analysis:
307. HB 307
Good Policy
Health department; authorize certain charges for services with other agencies for operation of medical marijuana program.
Analysis:
308. HB 308
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Pike County with repair and renovation of Pike County Courthouse Complex.
Analysis:
309. HB 309
Not Rated
Department of Marine Resources Enforcement Officers' Reserve Unit; revise provisions regulating.
Analysis:
310. HB 310
Not Rated
Coordinator of Mental Health Accessibility; revise certain provisions applicable to.
Analysis:
311. HB 311
Good Policy
Sales tax; exempt certain transfers of motor vehicles involving partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations.
Analysis: This bill reduces unnecessary government burdens on businesses and reduces tax liability collections by eliminating additional tax liabilities on vehicles transferred among shareholders of LLCs and members of corporations.
312. HB 312
Good Policy
Central Market Board; abolish and transfer functions of to the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce.
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency and accountability by abolishing the Central Market Board and moving its functions to the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce. The government should abolish all unnecessary boards, streamline only necessary services, eliminate functions that are not part of the core functions of government, and reduce overall spending.
313. HB 313
Not Rated
Student club funds; clarify use and accounting practices by school districts.
Analysis:
314. HB 314
Bad Policy
State Department of Education; permit to receive various contributions from public or private donors.
Analysis: This bill decreases government accountability and transparency by authorizing private donors to dictate the manner in which donations are expended and/or utilized. This policy is in direct contradiction with the principle of representative government. Our elected officials are accountable to the voters. This bill creates an arrangement in which unaccountable private donors are given authority to determine education policy through stipulations on donations. (See lines 25 – 29)
315. HB 315
Not Rated
Gifted education; require school districts to provide for students in Grades 7 and 8.
Analysis:
316. HB 316
Not Rated
Kindergarten-age children; require mandatory attendance under compulsory school attendance laws.
Analysis:
317. HB 317
Not Rated
National board certification annual salary supplement; remove cap on number of nurses and speech-language pathologists eligible for.
Analysis:
318. HB 318
Not Rated
Community mental health centers; provide that health insurers may not deny the right to participate as a contract provider.
Analysis:
319. HB 319
Good Policy
DPS; make revision to gun permit residency requirement and certain driver's license petitions for review.
Analysis: This bill expands individual freedom by waiving residency requirements of military spouses of active duty personnel stationed in Mississippi. This bill increases government efficiency and accountability by providing a necessary specification regarding appeal procedures for individuals seeking review of a ruling regarding a gun permit.
320. HB 320
Good Policy
Perpetual care cemeteries; authorize counties and cities to clean property of those not properly maintained.
Analysis: This bill provides a mechanism for counties and cities to address neglected perpetual care cemeteries integrating existing procedures regarding nuisance properties in conjunction with new code outlining procedures for obtaining repayment for services from trusts for the perpetual care cemeteries through the Secretary of State’s office. This bill makes positive changes to existing law by incorporating common sense solutions to real problems requiring specific actions within the proper role of government.
321. HB 321
Not Rated
Student residency requirements; require State Board of Education to adopt uniform policy to be implemented by school boards.
Analysis:
322. HB 322
Not Rated
Bonds; create rural counties and municipalities cellular and broadband grant program and authorize issuance of bonds.
Analysis:
323. HB 323
Not Rated
Travel Insurance Act of 2021; create.
Analysis:
324. HB 324
Not Rated
Counties; authorize to offer Medicare eligible county employees supplemental benefits if employees secure Medicare in lieu of using county insurance.
Analysis:
325. HB 325
Not Rated
Nonadmitted policy fee; delete repealer on and revise distribution of.
Analysis:
326. HB 326
Not Rated
Mississippi Surplus Lines Association; authorize Commissioner of Insurance to have excess funds of transferred to the State General Fund.
Analysis:
327. HB 327
Neutral
Comprehensive Hurricane Damage Mitigation Program; extend repealer on.
Analysis: This bill neither expands nor contracts the size of government.
328. HB 328
Neutral
State and Interstate highways; authorize Mississippi Transportation Commission and counties to contract for counties to maintain.
Analysis:
329. HB 329
Not Rated
Rural fire truck acquisition assistance programs; bring forward code sections for possible amendmnent.
Analysis:
330. HB 330
Neutral
Uninsured motorist coverage law; revise to prohibit insurance policy from paying certain losses if another insurance policy must pay for such.
Analysis: This policy neither expands nor contracts the size and scope of government. This policy change eliminates the paying of duplicate claims to joined parties for the same incident.
331. HB 331
Not Rated
Professional employer organizations; provide for registration and regulation by the Insurance Department.
Analysis:
332. HB 332
Not Rated
Nonadmitted policy fee; revise distribution of and delete repealer on.
Analysis:
333. HB 333
Not Rated
Mississippi Statutory Thresholds for Settlement Involving Minors Act; create.
Analysis:
334. HB 334
Not Rated
PERS; no retiree shall receive allowance from while under contract with state agency as a consultant or advisor.
Analysis:
335. HB 335
Not Rated
Headlights; require to be used whenever windshield wipers necessitated.
Analysis:
336. HB 336
Not Rated
Motor fuel taxes; bring forward certain sections.
Analysis:
337. HB 337
Not Rated
Property lien; burden placed on third party whose fraudulent activity related to the incurring of debt without the knowledge of the property owner resulted in.
Analysis:
338. HB 338
Good Policy
Abortion; provide that inducing or performing is unlawful.
Analysis: Abortion involves the taking of an innocent life. It is one of the worst crimes that can be committed against an individual. We commend Rep. Eubanks for this bill.
339. HB 339
Not Rated
State employees; provide for 3% increase in compensation for each of the next 4 fiscal years.
Analysis:
340. HB 340
Not Rated
Patient Choice Act of 2021; create.
Analysis:
341. HB 341
Not Rated
Motor carrier safety improvements; prohibit consideration of deployment of in determining an individual's employment status with motor carrier.
Analysis:
342. HB 342
Not Rated
MAEP; determine cost of using average daily membership (ADM) in lieu of ADA.
Analysis:
343. HB 343
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish and provide for increases in.
Analysis:
344. HB 344
Not Rated
Nonlicensed teachers; authorize local school districts to employ certain number to fill core subject area positions.
Analysis:
345. HB 345
Not Rated
Early voting; authorize for 20 days before the election.
Analysis:
346. HB 346
Not Rated
Prohibition against bullying in schools; revise definitions and include cyberbullying.
Analysis:
347. HB 347
Not Rated
Sentencing review; authorize upon petition of a district attorney.
Analysis:
348. HB 348
Not Rated
Voter registration application; require to be processed within ten days of deadline and give applicant opportunity to cure.
Analysis:
349. HB 349
Not Rated
No-excuse absentee voting; authorize for any qualified voter who votes in person at the office of the registrar.
Analysis:
350. HB 350
Good Policy
Certificate of rehabilitation; authorize those convicted in another state to apply for a.
Analysis: This bill would allow persons convicted of or a felony in another state or federal courts the ability to apply for a certificate of rehabilitation in the state after completing their sentence, as is already allowed for persons convicted in Mississippi courts.
351. HB 351
Not Rated
Law enforcement; provide for and amend various laws regarding.
Analysis:
352. HB 352
Neutral
Home inspector license; require applicants to undergo certain background checks.
Analysis: This bill adds background checks to the list requirements to qualify for a home inspector license in the state of Mississippi. The existing criteria for which a license may be denied includes a felony conviction or a plea of guilty or nolo contendere in the previous five years. Given the existing criteria, this bill does not expand government authority directly. However, government should continually work to reduce its restrictions, regulations, and barriers to employment to the fullest extent possible while preserving public safety.
353. HB 353
Not Rated
Hate crimes; revise delineation of victim.
Analysis:
354. HB 354
Bad Policy
Municipal judges; authorize to order a defendant to remedy real property ordinance violations within a reasonable time period.
Analysis: This bill reduces individual liberty and increases government authority. This bill subverts the very nature of our justice system by eliminating an accused's ability to appeal in municipal cases involving code violations and granting local government entities immediate authority following the lapse of a specified time frame without regard to circumstance or any other applicable variables.
355. HB 355
Not Rated
Department of Health; give authority to levy and collect fee on sales of medical marijuana.
Analysis:
356. HB 356
Bad Policy
Child abuse; expand immunity for good faith reports.
Analysis: This bill establishes immunity for a new classification of individuals working with/alongside government agencies. This new language is vague to say the least. The disclosure of sensitive information, especially information regarding children, must not be separated from our founding principle of personal privacy. Government's proper role is to protect individuals’ God-given rights not to grant its quasi-governmental partners immunity from liability when said partners’ actions abridge those rights. Lines 103-104 of this bill grants immunity to an individual employed outside of a government agency and/or department who “releases or uses information for the purpose of protecting a child.” This language has no limit, no foundation, and no place in our state’s law.
357. HB 357
Neutral
Bonding requirement for county purchase clerk; increase.
Analysis:
358. HB 358
Neutral
Bonding requirement for school purchasing agents; increase.
Analysis:
359. HB 359
Bad Policy
Municipalities with a certain population; allow to establish overdue water/sewer programs.
Analysis: This bill authorizes the transfer of money from taxpayers to fund a new government program to pay for assistance to low-income individuals. This is not the proper role of government.
360. HB 360
Not Rated
Nursing facilities; require initial assessment of patients by a physician within 10 days after admission.
Analysis:
361. HB 361
Not Rated
MS Achievement School District; specify use of funds for the benefit of local school district of funds' origin.
Analysis:
362. HB 362
Not Rated
Railroad crossings; require MDOT to review all passive crossings to determine if any are particularly dangerous.
Analysis:
363. HB 363
Not Rated
Marijuana possession; revise as civil penalty.
Analysis:
364. HB 364
Not Rated
Schools in district transformation; prohibit mandatory consolidation if progressing toward termination of district transformation status.
Analysis:
365. HB 365
Not Rated
Blue; designate as the state color.
Analysis:
366. HB 366
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish at $10.00 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime.
Analysis:
367. HB 367
Not Rated
Statewide Assessment Program; require the SBE to use ACT as summative assessment.
Analysis:
368. HB 368
Not Rated
Newborn screening program; include spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in those conditions covered in.
Analysis:
369. HB 369
Not Rated
Mississippi Emergency Communications Act; create.
Analysis:
370. HB 370
Bad Policy
Public purchasing laws; exempt purchase of nonadopted and adopted textbooks by MDE for nonpubilc schools.
Analysis: This bill reduces government accountability and transparency by adding an additional category of expenditures to the existing list of expenditures exempted from public purchasing laws.
371. HB 371
Not Rated
Licensed school employees and administrators; suspend license for one year for breach of contract or abandonment of employment.
Analysis:
372. HB 372
Not Rated
Appropriation; Town of Edwards for funding the town Youth Enrichment Program.
Analysis:
373. HB 373
Not Rated
Appropriation; Town of Utica for establishing a senior day care center.
Analysis:
374. HB 374
Neutral
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize for supporters of various organizations.
Analysis: This bill provides a way for citizens of Mississippi to willingly choose to support a specific organization through the selection of a distinctive motor vehicle license tag. Citizen engagement is essential to the overall stability of representative government. Government should find more ways to obtain funding through voluntary programs such as this.
375. HB 375
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of gold, silver, platinum and palladium bullion.
Analysis:
376. HB 376
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of precious metals bullion.
Analysis:
377. HB 377
Neutral
Pawnbroker transactions; define transactional information for purposes of.
Analysis:
378. HB 378
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of headquarters building for Department of Public Safety.
Analysis:
379. HB 379
Not Rated
Certificate of Rehabilitation; expand authorization to other groups.
Analysis:
380. HB 380
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with improvements to the Pete Brown Golf Course.
Analysis:
381. HB 381
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of a multi-user aerostrip at Stennis International Airport in Hancock County.
Analysis:
382. HB 382
Bad Policy
Chronic wasting disease; revise requirements for testing of white-tailed deer harvested within enclosures.
Analysis: This bill restricts individual liberty and adds additional burdens on property owners that are not necessary to preserve public safety. Existing statute provides wildlife personnel access to areas of suspected incidents of Chronic Wasting Disease. This bill expands government access to private property and institutes an initial $500 penalty and $1,000 subsequent penalties for violating the new reporting requirements.
383. HB 383
Not Rated
National Board Certified teachers; provide additional annual salary supplement to those employed in Walthall County.
Analysis:
384. HB 384
Not Rated
School bus drivers; require to be first aid and CPR trained and certified.
Analysis:
385. HB 385
Not Rated
Arbitration clause; considered nonbinding in certain contracts.
Analysis:
386. HB 386
Not Rated
Boards of Education; require those in districts having a mayor-council form of government to be elected.
Analysis:
387. HB 387
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of building for School of Public Health at Jackson State University.
Analysis:
388. HB 388
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds to assist JSU with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program.
Analysis:
389. HB 389
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with removal and demolition of certain dilapidated and blighted properties.
Analysis:
390. HB 390
Not Rated
Life insurance; authorize funeral services provider to obtain certain information within two business days.
Analysis:
391. HB 391
Not Rated
Breastfeeding; authorize distribution of statewide info to support breastfeeding in public places.
Analysis:
392. HB 392
Not Rated
Exceptional children; require school districts to develop policy for the discipline of.
Analysis:
393. HB 393
Not Rated
Seventh Circuit Court District; authorize additional judges.
Analysis:
394. HB 394
Not Rated
Scholastic year; increase number of days for schools with an accountability rating of 'D' or 'F.'
Analysis:
395. HB 395
Not Rated
Disabled person's vehicle tag; remove requirement for physician's certification for annual renewal.
Analysis:
396. HB 396
Not Rated
Conjugal visits; require Department of Corrections to provide for married inmates.
Analysis:
397. HB 397
Not Rated
Public schools; clarify authority of local law enforcement agencies to prevent and investigate crimes on property of.
Analysis:
398. HB 398
Not Rated
Case plans for inmates who committed violent offenses; require certain programs be placed within.
Analysis:
399. HB 399
Not Rated
Case plans for nonviolent inmates; require certain programs be placed within.
Analysis:
400. HB 400
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority with purchasing fire service equipment.
Analysis:
401. HB 401
Not Rated
Mandatory minimum sentences for crimes committed by offenders; revise which offenders are eligible for.
Analysis:
402. HB 402
Not Rated
Country of Origin Labels; clarify labeling of covered commodities.
Analysis:
403. HB 403
Not Rated
Credit reports; prohibit release of information unless authorized by the consumer.
Analysis:
404. HB 404
Not Rated
Body-worn cameras; prohibit law enforcement from recreating past activities with.
Analysis:
405. HB 405
Not Rated
Tax Returns Uniformly Made Public Act; create.
Analysis:
406. HB 406
Not Rated
License plates for disabled individuals; revise various provisions relating to.
Analysis:
407. HB 407
Not Rated
Voting systems; require those purchased to be able to scan actual ballot.
Analysis:
408. HB 408
Not Rated
Mississippi Prison Industries; require to pay inmates federal minimum wage for inmate labor.
Analysis:
409. HB 409
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; require implementation of an Extended Family Visitation Program for eligible offenders.
Analysis:
410. HB 410
Not Rated
Auto insurance; not invalidated by intentional acts of insured.
Analysis:
411. HB 411
Not Rated
Irlen Syndrome; require screening for and districts to provide reasonable accommodations for students with.
Analysis:
412. HB 412
Not Rated
Autopsies; create 'Jenna's Law' to require autopsies to include inquiring about whether death was result of seizure or epilepsy.
Analysis:
413. HB 413
Bad Policy
Mississippi Gospel Music Trail; authorize MDA Division of Tourism to establish program and historical markers for.
Analysis: This bill establishes a new special fund to allocate taxpayer money for a purpose that is outside the proper role of government.
414. HB 414
Not Rated
School transportation; authorize motor vehicles other than buses for small groups of students traveling to school activities.
Analysis:
415. HB 415
Not Rated
Compulsory School Attendance Law; rename as the 'Kindergarten Increases Diplomas (KIDs) Act,' and lower compulsory age to five years.
Analysis:
416. HB 416
Not Rated
Charter school payments; require school districts to pay local funds due on a monthly basis.
Analysis:
417. HB 417
Not Rated
National Board Certified teachers; include those employed in Hinds County as eligible for additional supplement.
Analysis:
418. HB 418
Not Rated
Physical therapists; delete requirement for physician referral before performing services.
Analysis:
419. HB 419
Not Rated
Physical therapy practice laws; revise various provisions of.
Analysis:
420. HB 420
Not Rated
Conditions of probation; clarify that courts may provide certain treatment for veterans when placed on probation.
Analysis:
421. HB 421
Not Rated
Fresh Start Act; revise certain portions of and authorize practice of medicine of dentistry after certain expungement.
Analysis:
422. HB 422
Not Rated
Corporal punishment; prohibit administration of in public and charter schools for disciplinary matters.
Analysis:
423. HB 423
Not Rated
Harvest reporting program; require the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to create for white-tailed deer and wild turkey.
Analysis:
424. HB 424
Neutral
Memorial highways; designate.
Analysis:
425. HB 425
Good Policy
Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions regarding when an application for change of property assessment may be made.
Analysis: Allows assessors the ability to use knowledge of unique property circumstances to change, cancel, or decrease the tax assessment. This bill allows greater flexibility for ensuring taxes are assessed correctly. *This bill brings forward numerous code sections. This action requires greater scrutiny of this bill as it moves through the legislative process. Code sections “brought forward" are opened up for amending. Significant deviations from this bill's initial intent due to language changes made at any time during the legislative process may result in its policy rating being changed if such deviations violate the principles of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy.
426. HB 426
Not Rated
'MS Educator Dyslexia Awareness Act of 2021'; enact to require certain instruction and training for license renewal.
Analysis:
427. HB 427
Bad Policy
'Trauma-Informed Discipline Practices Act; enact to establish procedures to assess and mediate effects of traumatic events in schools.
Analysis: This bill reduces students' individual liberty and privacy and expands government authority. This bill removes the standard Code of Ethics for school counselor and essentially replaces it with nothing by which to actually gauge and verify the work of school counselors. This bill authorizes a pre-emptive team of school personnel to seek out students and coordinate with local mental health organizations. Regardless of the actual intent of this bill, the text of this bill is dangerous to all public-school students and their families.
428. HB 428
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Columbus with certain road and street improvements.
Analysis:
429. HB 429
Good Policy
Contracts; authorize persons eighteen years of age or older to enter into for the purpose of investing in mutual funds.
Analysis: This bill increases individual liberty to participate in the investment market. This policy encourages individual responsibility toward personal financial freedom.
430. HB 430
Not Rated
Delinquent county garbage fees; provide nonrenewal of driver's licenses for nonpayment.
Analysis:
431. HB 431
Not Rated
Hunting regulation changes; require Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to provide notice.
Analysis:
432. HB 432
Not Rated
End-of-course tests; eliminate passing score as graduation requirement and exempt from accountability ratings for four years.
Analysis:
433. HB 433
Not Rated
Public and private schools; require all employees to annually receive flu vaccine.
Analysis:
434. HB 434
Not Rated
Public and private schools; require all employees to be tested annually for tuberculosis.
Analysis:
435. HB 435
Not Rated
Spouse and children of first responders killed in the line of duty; provide scholarship for attendance at postsecondary institutions.
Analysis:
436. HB 436
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist with repair and renovation of the Rosenwald School in Marshall County.
Analysis:
437. HB 437
Not Rated
Public and private schools; require proper hand washing materials in all restrooms.
Analysis:
438. HB 438
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Holly Springs with construction of a wellness and aquatics center.
Analysis:
439. HB 439
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Holly Springs with improvements to Mississippi Highway 178.
Analysis:
440. HB 440
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Holly Springs with restoration of former Holly Springs Water and Light Plant Building.
Analysis:
441. HB 441
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Holly Springs for widening a road for the Springs Industrial Park.
Analysis:
442. HB 442
Not Rated
Sales tax; divert an additional amount to municipalities to be used to fund infrastructure projects.
Analysis:
443. HB 443
Not Rated
Code-charter municipality governing authorities; may delegate duties related to personnel actions.
Analysis:
444. HB 444
Not Rated
Elections; establish procedure for automatic registration of voters.
Analysis:
445. HB 445
Not Rated
Private correctional facilities contractor; must have ability to use local vendors when providing services to offenders.
Analysis:
446. HB 446
Not Rated
Tax credits; authorize for employers of convicted felons.
Analysis:
447. HB 447
Not Rated
Local governments capital improvements revolving loan program; include municipal natural gas facilities.
Analysis:
448. HB 448
Not Rated
Case plans for inmates who committed capital offenses; require certain programs be placed within.
Analysis:
449. HB 449
Not Rated
Left lane; prohibit use of hand-held mobile telephones while driving in.
Analysis:
450. HB 450
Not Rated
Landowners Protection Act; repeal.
Analysis:
451. HB 451
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore upon satisfaction of all sentencing requirements of a conviction including parole but not probation.
Analysis:
452. HB 452
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; allow holders of package retailer's permits to sell on Sunday.
Analysis:
453. HB 453
Bad Policy
Law enforcement officers; allow off-duty use of official vehicles while performing certain volunteer services in off-duty hours.
Analysis: This bill indirectly increases government spending. Specifically, this bill allows taxpayer purchased law enforcement vehicles to be used for volunteer services by off-duty law enforcement. Utilization of law enforcement vehicles for off-duty activities contributes to depreciation and increases the likelihood of mechanical problems. Law enforcement vehicles are purchased with taxpayer money for a specific purpose. Donating the use of taxpayer purchased law enforcement vehicles is not sound fiscal policy and falls outside of the proper role of government.
454. HB 454
Not Rated
ETV; Legislature not appropriate general funds to after fiscal year 2022, use funds for teacher salaries.
Analysis:
455. HB 455
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; provide to certain individuals with a minimum of ten years experience in public school districts or certain nonpublic schools.
Analysis:
456. HB 456
Not Rated
English language learners; increase funding to districts with 20% or more enrolled student population comprised of.
Analysis:
457. HB 457
Not Rated
Mississippi English Language Learners Scholarship Program; create.
Analysis:
458. HB 458
Not Rated
English language learners; require waivers of accountability for districts with 25% of enrollment being.
Analysis:
459. HB 459
Not Rated
Transportation funding; authorize public-private partnerships to include naming rights.
Analysis:
460. HB 460
Not Rated
Trooper training class; require Legislature to appropriate funds in 2021 and 2022 sessions to defray expenses of.
Analysis:
461. HB 461
Not Rated
Sales tax; create diversion to counties.
Analysis:
462. HB 462
Not Rated
Holy Bible; designate as the official state book of Mississippi.
Analysis:
463. HB 463
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:
464. HB 464
Neutral
Parole board; revise notification time frame given to offender's victim for offender release and remove certain prohibition.
Analysis: This bill clarifies the language with regards to specific notification requirements regarding an offender's release. In addition, this bill could potentially lead to increased government spending as it specifically and absolutely removes the prohibition on additional salary and per diem for members of the State Parole Board. (See lines 205-207)
465. HB 465
Not Rated
Compassionate Parole Eligibility Act of 2021; create.
Analysis:
466. HB 466
Neutral
Inmate Welfare Fund; require DOC to expend unused portions of the fund on reentry purposes.
Analysis: Ideally, government should reduce its spending to eliminate “unused portions” of taxpayers' money sitting in a government account instead of in the hands of the taxpayers who earned the money. However, this bill ensures taxpayers’ money is spent in a manner consistent with the reason for its collection.
467. HB 467
Not Rated
Officer-involved deaths; require investigation by Mississippi Bureau of Investigations.
Analysis:
468. HB 468
Not Rated
Bail procedures; revise.
Analysis:
469. HB 469
Not Rated
MS Real Estate Commission; authorize an appeal to act as a supersedeas and to stay any rule or decision until resolved.
Analysis:
470. HB 470
Not Rated
MDA Job Training Grant Fund; repeal and transfer monies into North Mississippi Workforce Development and Training Fund.
Analysis:
471. HB 471
Not Rated
Immunity for law enforcement officers; authorize when claimant is convicted for resisting arrest.
Analysis:
472. HB 472
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; revise alternate route to allow certain individuals to receive.
Analysis:
473. HB 473
Not Rated
Motor vehicle license plates; allow reuse from one vehicle to another vehicle under certain conditions.
Analysis:
474. HB 474
Not Rated
Home schooled students; authorize participation in therapy services available through local school district.
Analysis:
475. HB 475
Not Rated
School Immunization; authorize exemption from requirements for religous beliefs.
Analysis:
476. HB 476
Not Rated
Mississippi Adult Health and Privacy Act; create.
Analysis:
477. HB 477
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt certain sales of tangible personal property and services to churches.
Analysis:
478. HB 478
Not Rated
Appraisal management company; remove ninety-day exception to prohibition on removing appraisers from appraisal panel of an.
Analysis:
479. HB 479
Good Policy
Pseudoephedrine and ephedrine; authorize sales and purchase of certain products containing without a prescription.
Analysis:
480. HB 480
Not Rated
Driver's license; require Department of Public Safety to allow official identifying document of MDOC to suffice for.
Analysis:
481. HB 481
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Rail Authority of East Mississippi with certain costs associated with East Mississippi Intermodal Rail Corridor.
Analysis:
482. HB 482
Not Rated
Adverse possession; require possessor to notify chancery clerk before title vests.
Analysis:
483. HB 483
Not Rated
Court-ordered restitution, certain; require payment of victim first before court costs/fines are disbursed to court.
Analysis:
484. HB 484
Not Rated
Tax sales; require conveyances of land to be subject to recorded easements.
Analysis:
485. HB 485
Not Rated
Real property; right of first refusal expires on grantee's death unless specifically stated otherwise.
Analysis:
486. HB 486
Not Rated
Timber products; revise time during which vehicles transporting may operate.
Analysis:
487. HB 487
Neutral
County and public libraries; repeal certain provisions related to.
Analysis:
488. HB 488
Good Policy
Libraries; authorize use of debit and credit cards.
Analysis: This bill neither expands nor reduces the size of government. This bill provides individuals with additional options in methods of payment available at public libraries.
489. HB 489
Not Rated
School athletic trainers; provide annual salary supplement for those acquiring national certification.
Analysis:
490. HB 490
Not Rated
Law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical technicians; provide enhanced penalties for misdemeanors, felony and shootings of unarmed victims.
Analysis:
491. HB 491
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for the Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund.
Analysis:
492. HB 492
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Dynamic Dyslexia Design; The 3-D School and Evaluation Center with construction of a new building.
Analysis:
493. HB 493
Bad Policy
Counties and municipalities; authorize to offer Medicare eligible employee benefits when employees secures Medicare under certain circumstances.
Analysis: This bill increases government spending by increasing the number of participants in Medicare.
494. HB 494
Not Rated
Daylight Saving Time; observe year-round if federal law is amended to allow it.
Analysis:
495. HB 495
Not Rated
Rural Fire Truck Acquisition Assistance Program; authorize an additional round for counties and municipalities.
Analysis:
496. HB 496
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce rate on retail sales of motorcycles.
Analysis:
497. HB 497
Not Rated
Appropriation; Rural Fire Truck Fund for additional round of trucks under Acquisition Assistance Program.
Analysis:
498. HB 498
Not Rated
Municipalities 'home rule'; prohibit governing authorities from regulating immediate vicinity of health care facilities under certain circumstances.
Analysis:
499. HB 499
Neutral
Qualified equity investment tax credits; extend authority of Mississippi Development Authority to allocate.
Analysis: This bill continues an existing tax credit for an additional three years. Ideally, government should reduce its overall spending which in turn would result in taxpayers keeping more of their own money.
500. HB 500
Neutral
Mississippi Home Corporation; extend reverter on authority to issue a certain amount of bonds.
Analysis:
501. HB 501
Not Rated
Education waivers; provide for schools relative to the Statewide Testing Program; accountability ratings and Literacy-Based Promotion assessments.
Analysis:
502. HB 502
Not Rated
Assistant Teacher Forgivable Loan Program; revise to increase financial assistance to those pursuing teacher licensure.
Analysis:
503. HB 503
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore automatically once a person has completed all sentencing requirements.
Analysis:
504. HB 504
Neutral
Commission on School Accreditation; clarify membership composition.
Analysis:
505. HB 505
Bad Policy
Mississippi Broadband Accessibility Act; create.
Analysis: This bill expands the size of government and will inevitably lead to increased spending. The services proposed by this bill are not within the proper role of government. This bill increases government interference in the free market.
506. HB 506
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; exempt tag for supporters of Thomas E. Edwards High School from minimum purchase requirement.
Analysis:
507. HB 507
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Pearl with construction of a bridge.
Analysis:
508. HB 508
Neutral
Department of Revenue; allow retiring law enforcement officer of to retain issued sidearm.
Analysis:
509. HB 509
Good Policy
Unemployment compensation; allow withholding of state income tax.
Analysis: While it would probably be in the best interest of the taxpayers to not have unemployment compensation be subject to further taxes, this bill allows for the tax deduction to be made on the front end of the payment.
510. HB 510
Neutral
Motor vehicle certificate of title; limit period for which Department of Revenue must retain.
Analysis: While the intent of this bill seeks to decrease the amount of time the Department of Revenue is required to keep Certificate of Titles on file, the potential unintended consequences could result in decreased government efficiency involving applications to transfer one’s existing vehicle title to an Antique Auto tag which requires vehicles be at least 20 years old. When making changes to existing statute it is imperative that specific amounts of time referenced do not conflict with other section of applicable code and/or administrative rules.
511. HB 511
Bad Policy
Amusement ride operating permit decal; revise period for issuance.
Analysis: This bill amends the issuing period for amusement ride decals in a way that adds unnecessary restrictions to business operations. In addition, the specific changes are in direct conflict with existing language in the statute which could potentially result in increased government inefficiency. *See lines 11-12 & lines 30-32 in the Strike-Through version of the bill
512. HB 512
Bad Policy
ABC agents/inspectors; revise certain provisions regarding powers of.
Analysis: This bill seeks to expand the power of ABC agents by removing code wording that explicitly states that nothing in the section shall be construed as granting agents and inspectors of the alcoholic beverage control division general police powers. The current actions of ABC are already wildly beyond the intended scope of government and thus deserves to be curtailed not expanded.
513. HB 513
Not Rated
Nonpublic schools; authorize those accredited by a regional agency to use criminal background check procedures as public schools.
Analysis:
514. HB 514
Good Policy
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property or services to DeafBlind Community of Mississippi, Inc.
Analysis: This bill gives sales tax exemptions to the DeafBlind Community of Mississippi. Ideally, all Mississippi citizens would be given similar tax reductions, but this is a fine move that marginally reduces the tax authority of the state.
515. HB 515
Not Rated
Council on the Prevention of School Shootings; create to develop center in A.G.'s office to monitor online activity.
Analysis:
516. HB 516
Bad Policy
Department of Revenue; allow department appraisers to receive certain pay increases upon completing certain training.
Analysis: This is a back door attempt to approve mass pay increase for county tax assessors and their employees.
517. HB 517
Not Rated
Mississippi Remote Worker Grant Program; create to recruit certain workers to Mississippi.
Analysis:
518. HB 518
Bad Policy
Department of Revenue; authorize to create wholesale to retail accountability program.
Analysis: This bill expands the power of the Department of Revenue and forces individuals to spend more time cataloging and recording information about sales of candy, food, and nonalcoholic beverages to the DoR. In a time when small businesses are struggling, why would the state attempt to place additional burdens on individuals? Ultimately, as with so much of the legislature's focus, this is an effort to ensure that the government is taking as much money from private citizens as it can.
519. HB 519
Good Policy
Motor vehicle license tags; remove requirement for apportioned vehicles to have decal with expiration month/year on tag.
Analysis: This bill eliminates the requirement to physically place new decals on apportioned vehicles every year. The government should continually find new ways to reduce waste and unnecessary requirements placed on businesses and individuals.
520. HB 520
Bad Policy
Use tax; revise certain provisions regarding funds distributed to municipalities/counties for road improvements.
Analysis: This bill reduces government accountability by allowing municipalities/counties to accumulate debt, which is purported to be for road and bridge improvements, which utilizes future use taxes as collateral and/or guarantee of payment. Government should operate using the funds it has available.
521. HB 521
Not Rated
DOC discharge plans; require explanation of disenfranchising crimes and opportunity for certain offenders to register to vote.
Analysis:
522. HB 522
Not Rated
Mental health screenings and assessments; require in all public schools.
Analysis:
523. HB 523
Not Rated
State Correctional Facilities Monitoring Unit; establish.
Analysis:
524. HB 524
Not Rated
Medical records; require health care provider to timely provide to patients after receiving request for.
Analysis:
525. HB 525
Bad Policy
Corrections omnibus bill; enact.
Analysis: This bill changes an immense amount of code section. Numerous, detailed changes in code sections more often than not result in unintended consequences, some of which can be crippling to the efficiency of government agencies and departments. Omnibus bills in general are bad policy. Representatives and Senators are faced with either voting for bad things in these huge bills to get the few good things in them or voting against the few good things because of all the bad things. Just as our founding documents were written, our state laws should also be written and constructed in a manner in which the average individual with a basic knowledge of civics and who is moderately engaged in the goings-on their state government can read, interpret, and gain a healthy understanding with the need for input from a lawyer, scholar, or government official.
526. HB 526
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds to school districts for vocational education improvements.
Analysis:
527. HB 527
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property or services to Itawamba Crossroads Ranch, Inc.
Analysis:
528. HB 528
Not Rated
Appropriations; Department of Education for administering ACT WorkKeys Assessment to all career and technical education students.
Analysis:
529. HB 529
Not Rated
Accountability rating system; revise to provide for method of accommodating certain students with cognitive disabilities and dropouts.
Analysis:
530. HB 530
Not Rated
Licenses tags, certain utility trailers; will be the same size as tags for motorcycles.
Analysis:
531. HB 531
Not Rated
Mississippi Workforce Development Study Committee; create.
Analysis:
532. HB 532
Not Rated
U.S. History end-of-course subject area test; remove requirement for the administration for purpose of graduation.
Analysis:
533. HB 533
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt motor homes and trailers.
Analysis:
534. HB 534
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; repeal sections of law authorizing.
Analysis:
535. HB 535
Not Rated
Hypodermic syringes or needles; unlawful to sell, obtain, purchase or possess as a direct consumer without a written prescription.
Analysis:
536. HB 536
Bad Policy
Mississippi Department of Employment Security; revise various provisions regarding authority of.
Analysis: This bill increases government spending and encourages government dependence in a program that functions outside the proper role of government. This bill changes the definition of unemployment to provide payments to individuals who are receiving reduced voluntary payments in lieu of their standard weekly wage, as well individuals who do not work a specified number of hours each week resulting in inconsistent weekly wages. The latter could include nearly any individual working part-time in the food service sector. This bill has the serious potential to result in an insurmountable surge of unemployment benefit applications.
537. HB 537
Not Rated
Cell phones and certain other contraband; provide enhanced penalities for offenders and correctional employees.
Analysis:
538. HB 538
Not Rated
'Criminal endangerment of a child'; create crime of.
Analysis:
539. HB 539
Bad Policy
Career and technical education; revise curriculum, instructor license requirements and certain assessments.
Analysis: This bill expands existing government-run education beyond its already improper role. This bill creates new broad and extremely vague topics as requirements for schools to incorporate into the curriculum of their career track programs, including but not limited to “social graces" and “cognitive and emotional empathy.” (See lines 298-302) Not only does this bill place additional burdens on schools to meet these requirements which will inevitably lead to increased spending, but this bill also adds specific course requirements to career track programs which decreases students’ ability to tailor their course work to the career areas they are pursuing. This bill, whether intentional or not, will do more harm than good. **This bill also brings code section relating to dual enrollment.
540. HB 540
Not Rated
State Department of Education; require to conduct sampling of material used on the U.S. History end-of-course assessment.
Analysis:
541. HB 541
Not Rated
Children of school employees; allow to attend school in district of parent's or legal guardian's employ.
Analysis:
542. HB 542
Not Rated
Online Career-track Program; authorize school districts to create and accept out-of-district students for enrollment in.
Analysis:
543. HB 543
Not Rated
Voter identification; clarify that only Mississippi driver's license shall be acceptable license.
Analysis:
544. HB 544
Not Rated
Stop Social Media Censorship Act; create.
Analysis:
545. HB 545
Not Rated
Cell site simulator device; require law enforcement agencies to obtain warrant before using.
Analysis:
546. HB 546
Not Rated
Agriculture appreciation; require to be incorporated into curriculum of public colleges and universities.
Analysis:
547. HB 547
Not Rated
State property urban farms; authorize state agencies to dispose of unneeded real property for cultivation and sale of fresh produce.
Analysis:
548. HB 548
Not Rated
Elections; prohibit use of word 're-elect' unless for person who is current incumbent of the office sought.
Analysis:
549. HB 549
Not Rated
Bonds; create small municipalities security cameras and equipment grant program and authorize bonds to provide funds.
Analysis:
550. HB 550
Good Policy
Intermediate driver's license; delete all references to.
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency and reduces unnecessary regulations on activities of individuals by eliminating the absolutely unnecessary, recently created, intermediate driver's license. The government should eliminate all unnecessary restrictions and regulations. The proper role of government is to preserve individual freedom to the fullest extent possible while insuring the safety of its citizens.
551. HB 551
Good Policy
Driver's license; require Department of Public Safety to allow official identifying document of MDOC to suffice for.
Analysis:
552. HB 552
Not Rated
Electronic tracking devices; prohibit tracking of another person's vehicle.
Analysis:
553. HB 553
Not Rated
County coroners; authorize to contract with a private pathologist to perform autopsies.
Analysis:
554. HB 554
Not Rated
Sexting by minors; provide as a delinquent misdemeanor act.
Analysis:
555. HB 555
Not Rated
Mineral interests; revert to surface owner after certain period of time.
Analysis:
556. HB 556
Good Policy
16th Section lands; authorize local school boards to enter into public or private contracts for sale of forestry products grown on.
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency by creating an avenue for local school boards to participate in selection of activities on 16th Section lands. This action brings government closer to the citizens by increasing participation in government functions by locally elected officials whom are accountable to the citizens who elected them rather than limiting those functions to unaccountable boards and statewide elected officials or agencies.
557. HB 557
Good Policy
Nonadjudication; authorize completion of workforce training or similar training as an option for.
Analysis: This bill provides an additional positive means to address non-violent offenders that will result in an overall net benefit to society. This bill utilizes existing funds and existing government programs and organizations through a collaborative effort to reduce the number of incarcerated individuals and provide an alternative pathway to rehabilitation.
558. HB 558
Not Rated
Wiretapping; authorize state and local law enforcement to use for human trafficking.
Analysis:
559. HB 559
Not Rated
Public schools; require toll-free number for reporting abuse and neglect to be posted in all.
Analysis:
560. HB 560
Not Rated
Agriculture Market Reports; require the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce to develop and publish for distribution.
Analysis:
561. HB 561
Not Rated
Identity theft; establish procedure for victim to have debt forgiven and credit reports purged.
Analysis:
562. HB 562
Not Rated
Cottage food products; delete prohibition on the Internet sale of.
Analysis:
563. HB 563
Not Rated
Child care facilities, licensed; require to purchase and maintain a certain minimum amount of liability insurance.
Analysis:
564. HB 564
Not Rated
Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law; bring for certain section of.
Analysis:
565. HB 565
Not Rated
Mississippi Center for Legal Services Corporation Fund; create and provide for a new fee to be deposited into.
Analysis:
566. HB 566
Not Rated
MS Center for Legal Services; require $15.00 collected from criminal and civil actions to be remitted to.
Analysis:
567. HB 567
Not Rated
Civil Legal Assistance Fund; specify funding to from certain sources.
Analysis:
568. HB 568
Not Rated
Reports of suspected abuse; require persons who make to Child Protection Services and DHS to give their name and contact information.
Analysis:
569. HB 569
Not Rated
Firearms; revise limits placed on counties and municipalities to regulate.
Analysis:
570. HB 570
Not Rated
Cremation; prohibit until approved by county medical examiner.
Analysis:
571. HB 571
Not Rated
Early voting; authorize for 14 days before the election.
Analysis:
572. HB 572
Neutral
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
Analysis: This bill expands the alcohol market within the existing, state-controlled system. However, this bill also brings forward all applicable code sections relating to the establishment of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division of the Department of Revenue for possible amendment and contains a reverse repealer. Our legislators should use this opportunity to dismantle and ultimately abolish the ABC. Government should not hold a monopoly on alcohol in our state.
573. HB 573
Good Policy
Bridges and culverts; revise laws regarding.
Analysis: This bill more succinctly identifies requirements for the building of bridges and culverts. Laws should be written in a manner that is easily understood using common language. Every effort should be made where possible to amend language in a way that increases readability and decreases the possibility for misinterpretation, especially in the application of law.
574. HB 574
Not Rated
Income tax, gasoline and diesel fuel excise taxes; revise rates of.
Analysis:
575. HB 575
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; authorize SDE to issue Nontraditional Teaching Route - Standard License to certain individuals with advanced degrees.
Analysis:
576. HB 576
Good Policy
Local System Bridge Replacement & Rehabilitation Fund; revise allocation formula.
Analysis: This bill increases government accountability and establishes responsible fiscal policy in the allocation of additional funds from the Local System Bridge Replacement & Rehabilitation Fund. This bill adds language to existing statute that ensures deficiencies are addressed before certification of eligibility for additional funds is granted. This bill institutes inspections necessary to verify existing deficiencies are in fact being addressed.
577. HB 577
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; allow direct sales and shipments of wine to be made to residents in this state.
Analysis:
578. HB 578
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; allow direct sales and shipments of wine to be made to residents in this state.
Analysis:
579. HB 579
Bad Policy
Motor carrier regulation; update and streamline.
Analysis: This bill decreases government accountability and transparency by removing the requirement for a public hearing regarding proposed routes of transportation by applicants. While government should reduce its interference in the free market to the furthest extent possible, the structure of our state government as it currently exists utilizes the Transportation Commission to perform specific functions. One such function is to hold public hearings regarding proposed routes of transportation for commercial carriers. This bill seeks to remove that requirements and designate as discretionary. This action would reduce government transparency in the decision-making process and limit individuals' ability to address their government on this issue.
580. HB 580
Not Rated
County and cities; authorize use of law enforcement escorts for athletic teams attending school-related activities.
Analysis:
581. HB 581
Not Rated
The Sexual Assault Response For College Students Act; create.
Analysis:
582. HB 582
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL for support of certain agriculture research and extension programs at Alcorn State University.
Analysis:
583. HB 583
Not Rated
Appropriations; IHL for enhancing stem-related facilities and programs at Alcorn State University.
Analysis:
584. HB 584
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL for certain agriculture research and extension capital projects at Alcorn State University.
Analysis:
585. HB 585
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for various Alcorn State University projects.
Analysis:
586. HB 586
Good Policy
Statewide Elections Management System; compare to certain identification databases to ensure non-U.S. citizens are not registered to vote.
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency in its performance of one of its proper functions.
587. HB 587
Not Rated
Breastfeeding professionals; provide for licensure of by State Department of Health.
Analysis:
588. HB 588
Not Rated
Mississippi On-Farm Sales and Food Freedom Act; create.
Analysis:
589. HB 589
Not Rated
Local Taxation and Tax Extension Authority Act; create.
Analysis:
590. HB 590
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise policy of state regarding prohibition of.
Analysis:
591. HB 591
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; increase maximum number of package retailer's permits a person may own.
Analysis:
592. HB 592
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; authorize the sale of wine at grocery stores.
Analysis:
593. HB 593
Not Rated
Children's records; authorize release with parental consent to the Legislature.
Analysis:
594. HB 594
Not Rated
Coastal Wetlands Protection Act; revise definitions to include 'ordinary high water mark'.
Analysis:
595. HB 595
Good Policy
Appointed state officers; provide for the removal of for certain forms of willful neglect.
Analysis: This bill increases government accountability by providing an additional avenue to remove inept appointed state officials. This bill increases government efficiency by providing an additional avenue to remove inept appointed state officials. Government should work to remove all public servants who fail to fulfill their duties as they are a drain on public resources.
596. HB 596
Not Rated
Foreign judgment; authorize courts to consider due process and fraud issues.
Analysis:
597. HB 597
Not Rated
Uninsured motorist coverage; provide that limits will be equal to liability coverage unless insured selects otherwise.
Analysis:
598. HB 598
Not Rated
Uninsured motorist coverage; provide that coverage is mandatory in every automobile liability insurance policy.
Analysis:
599. HB 599
Not Rated
Motor vehicle liability insurance policy; require to include medical payment coverage.
Analysis:
600. HB 600
Not Rated
Workers' compensation; require emergency hearing upon request of either party.
Analysis:
601. HB 601
Not Rated
Civil Legal Assistance Fund; provide for an assessment to be used for.
Analysis:
602. HB 602
Not Rated
Mississippi Access to Care Act; create.
Analysis:
603. HB 603
Not Rated
Local and private bills proposing to extend local tax for second time; require direct referendum.
Analysis:
604. HB 604
Not Rated
Firearms; clarify licensing procedure.
Analysis:
605. HB 605
Not Rated
Appeal from judgment by a county or municipal authority; revise standard of construction for determining constitutionality.
Analysis:
606. HB 606
Not Rated
Seizure and forfeiture; prohibit waiver of forfeiture and revise standard of proof.
Analysis:
607. HB 607
Not Rated
Seizure and forfeiture; require conviction and establish in relation to certain criminal.
Analysis:
608. HB 608
Not Rated
Stun gun; remove the term from the prohibited firearms category.
Analysis:
609. HB 609
Not Rated
Public purchasing law; exempt procurement of certain aircraft by state institutions of higher learning from.
Analysis:
610. HB 610
Not Rated
Medicaid; eligible pregnant women shall remain eligible for maternal care services for 12 months after end of pregnancy.
Analysis:
611. HB 611
Not Rated
Kratom; regulate the sale, distribution and preparation of.
Analysis:
612. HB 612
Not Rated
County prosecutor; authorize to represent clients outside the county.
Analysis:
613. HB 613
Not Rated
Medicaid; revise certain provisions regarding managed care providers and payments during appeals.
Analysis:
614. HB 614
Not Rated
Medicaid; restrict frequency of managed care organizations transferring enrollees to other organizations.
Analysis:
615. HB 615
Neutral
DUI suspension; clarify how the 120 days are counted.
Analysis: This bill clarifies existing law to insure consistent application of our state’s law in regards to how days are counted when a judge signs an order issuing a 120 day suspension of an individual’s driver’s license as the result of a DUI conviction.
616. HB 616
Not Rated
Physical therapists; not required to have prior work experience to work at PPEC center.
Analysis:
617. HB 617
Not Rated
State Department of Education; develop central reporting system for school district data mandated by U.S. Department of Education.
Analysis:
618. HB 618
Not Rated
DPS; require to establish training component relating to autism spectrum disorder.
Analysis:
619. HB 619
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with improvements to Eubanks Creek.
Analysis:
620. HB 620
Not Rated
'Mississippi Correctional Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2021'; create.
Analysis:
621. HB 621
Not Rated
Tuition waiver; provide for certain foster and adopted children and wards of the state to attend a state-supported IHL.
Analysis:
622. HB 622
Not Rated
Tuition waiver; provide for certain foster and adopted children and wards of the state to attend community or junior colleges.
Analysis:
623. HB 623
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL board for cost of waiving tuition at IHLs for certain foster children and adopted children.
Analysis:
624. HB 624
Not Rated
Bonds; create pilot program for grants to certain municipalities for security cameras and equipment and authorize bonds to provide funds.
Analysis:
625. HB 625
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers' sidearms; clarify retention of.
Analysis:
626. HB 626
Not Rated
Pharmacists; authorize to test for and treat certain minor, nonchronic health conditions subject to certain requirements.
Analysis:
627. HB 627
Not Rated
Redistricting; authorize Legislature to alter boundaries of counties, municipalities and school districts.
Analysis:
628. HB 628
Not Rated
Highway privilege tax; add a gross vehicle weight category for carriers of property with additional tax.
Analysis:
629. HB 629
Not Rated
Counties; may assess the cost/penalty against menaced property as a civil debt.
Analysis:
630. HB 630
Not Rated
Embezzlement; revise the list of excluded crimes for expungement.
Analysis:
631. HB 631
Bad Policy
Law enforcement; allow off-duty use of official vehicles while performing security services in off-duty hours.
Analysis: This bill indirectly increases government spending and improperly allocates resources. Law enforcement vehicles are purchased with taxpayer money. Government should utilize the resources taxpayers purchased for the specific purpose for which they were purchased. Personal use of public property for private personal gain is a violation of ethics in government.
632. HB 632
Good Policy
'All Fuels Act of 2021'; establish.
Analysis:
633. HB 633
Neutral
Computer science curriculum; require State Department of Education to implement in K-12 public schools.
Analysis:
634. HB 634
Neutral
Firearms restriction; limit those by cities, counties and state agencies.
Analysis: This bill adds protection of individuals’ right to keep and bear arms by specifically prohibiting state agencies from adopting rules, regulations, or policies and from entering into contracts or rental agreement that restrict the possession, carrying, transportation, sale, transfer or ownership of firearms, or ammunition or their components. However, this bill reduces individual liberty by instituting protections for junior colleges and universities from civil suits and protection for board members from civil liability from claims filed by current enhanced carry licensees adversely affected by prohibitions from legally carrying firearms. (See lines 86 – 89) In addition, this bill contains language that reduces transparency by removing the requirement to post written notice on the door of a facility in which firearms are prohibited. This policy change could potentially lead to people violating a facility's policy regarding concealed firearms without even knowing it. (See lines 558 – 560) In a literal interpretation of the text of the bill, the word "OR" before "authorizing" effectually makes the written notice posted on the door optional.
635. HB 635
Not Rated
Tanning facilities; prohibit use of by persons under 18 years old.
Analysis:
636. HB 636
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Horn Lake with purchasing two ambulances.
Analysis:
637. HB 637
Not Rated
Flood Prevention and Control Task Force; create for the City of Jackson.
Analysis:
638. HB 638
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverages; revise various provisions relating to distilleries.
Analysis: This bill increases individual liberty to operate in a flawed system. This bill expands the ability of distilleries to sell on-premises; however, it maintains the government monopoly on wholesale alcoholic beverage in the state of Mississippi. This is not the proper role of government. Individuals should be free to participate in the free market to the fullest extent possible, and the only role the government should play in this is to protect and preserve individuals freedom and liberty and, in all other things, get out of the way.
639. HB 639
Not Rated
Perpetual care cemeteries, new; require certain acreage and trust fund deposit to establish.
Analysis:
640. HB 640
Not Rated
Hospitals; require to examine persons at ER with sickle cell disease symptoms within four hours after admission.
Analysis:
641. HB 641
Not Rated
Early voting; require Secretary of State to authorize for overseas military.
Analysis:
642. HB 642
Not Rated
Voter rolls; prohibit purging names from Statewide Elections Management System 120 days or less before the date of any election.
Analysis:
643. HB 643
Not Rated
Retirement; county board attorneys and city attorneys shall be members of PERS regardless of hours/week worked.
Analysis:
644. HB 644
Not Rated
Copper materials; prohibit transactions between certain sellers and scrap metal dealers and other purchases.
Analysis:
645. HB 645
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with making repairs and improvements to water and sewer systems.
Analysis:
646. HB 646
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist with maintenance of the Mississippi Telecommunication Conference and Training Center.
Analysis:
647. HB 647
Not Rated
Elected statewide and certain district officials; increase salaries of.
Analysis:
648. HB 648
Not Rated
Jackson Metropolitan Area Airport Authority; repeal.
Analysis:
649. HB 649
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; authorize to administer the 'Halfway House Grant Program.'
Analysis:
650. HB 650
Not Rated
DOC's evaluation of requests for proposals for canteen services; require interested third parties to have reasonable prices for services.
Analysis:
651. HB 651
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore to all felons upon satisfying all of the sentencing requirements of the conviction.
Analysis:
652. HB 652
Not Rated
Chancery clerk; require to remove social security numbers from land transfer deeds.
Analysis:
653. HB 653
Not Rated
Violent offenders, certain; may be paroled by Parole Board if sentencing judge authorizes parole consideration.
Analysis:
654. HB 654
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish and provide for annual cost-of-living increases.
Analysis:
655. HB 655
Not Rated
Drag racing and obstruction of traffic by vehicle; make felonies.
Analysis:
656. HB 656
Not Rated
School buses; require those purchased after July 1, 2021, to be equipped with seat belts.
Analysis:
657. HB 657
Not Rated
School buses; require those purchased after July 1, 2021, to be equipped with seat belts and provide opt out provision.
Analysis:
658. HB 658
Not Rated
Absentee ballots; revise notary requirements for students enrolled in a college, university or community or junior college.
Analysis:
659. HB 659
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore automatically once a person has completed all sentencing requirements.
Analysis:
660. HB 660
Not Rated
State agencies; eliminate requirement to prepare and publish annual reports.
Analysis:
661. HB 661
Not Rated
Online voter registration; allow for first-time registrants.
Analysis:
662. HB 662
Not Rated
Teachers' and teacher assistants' salaries; provide for $1,500.00 increase.
Analysis:
663. HB 663
Not Rated
Regulatory Reduction Pilot Program; create.
Analysis:
664. HB 664
Not Rated
Mineral interest; revise procedure for payment of taxes.
Analysis:
665. HB 665
Not Rated
School boards; require itemized report of central office expenditures to be included in notice for increase in ad valorem taxes.
Analysis:
666. HB 666
Not Rated
Adverse possession cases; require losing party to pay court costs and attorney's fees.
Analysis:
667. HB 667
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverages; delete requirement for immediate permit revocation for certain prohibited sales.
Analysis: This bill increases individual freedom and liberty by removing a government mandate that requires a business owner immediately lose his or her ability to participate in the state’s flawed alcohol regulatory system. Ideally government should eliminate its regulations on the free exchange of goods and services to the fullest extent possible.
668. HB 668
Not Rated
Solemn covenant of the states to award prizes for Curing Diseases Compact; enact.
Analysis:
669. HB 669
Not Rated
Youth court hearings, certain; allow family members to attend.
Analysis:
670. HB 670
Not Rated
The Sexual Assault Survivors' DNA Bill of Rights; create.
Analysis:
671. HB 671
Not Rated
Lottery Proceeds Fund; provide that 10% shall be used by MDE for school improvements.
Analysis:
672. HB 672
Not Rated
Lottery Proceeds Fund; provide that 10% shall be used by MDE for the purposes of funding teacher pay raises.
Analysis:
673. HB 673
Not Rated
State agency and governing authority contracts; require 30% of to be set-aside for certain businesses.
Analysis:
674. HB 674
Not Rated
Domestic violence; prohibit those convicted of from carrying weapons.
Analysis:
675. HB 675
Not Rated
Parole Board; revise notifications time frame given to victim when the offender is to be released by.
Analysis:
676. HB 676
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; revise notification period given to local law enforcement when offender is to be released.
Analysis:
677. HB 677
Not Rated
Death certificate; time for filing with Office of Vital Records shall be within 7 business days after the death occurs.
Analysis:
678. HB 678
Not Rated
Armed Services Absentee Voting Law; expand definition of 'absent voter' to include those working in federal waters of United States.
Analysis:
679. HB 679
Not Rated
Teacher education program and licensure requirements; remove the option for a 21 ACT score (or SAT equivalent) for eligibility.
Analysis:
680. HB 680
Not Rated
Concealed firearms; clarify prohibition for mentally incompetent.
Analysis:
681. HB 681
Not Rated
Child support; revise factors for award of.
Analysis:
682. HB 682
Not Rated
School prayer; require school boards to designate a period of reflection for students at the beginning of each school day.
Analysis:
683. HB 683
Not Rated
Retirement; elected officials convicted of certain felonies shall have benefits suspended until full restitution has been made.
Analysis:
684. HB 684
Not Rated
Appropriation; Town of Caledonia for purchasing and installing a splash pad in Ola J. Pickett Park.
Analysis:
685. HB 685
Not Rated
Stolen property; create crime for the sale of and require refund to purchaser of, under certain conditions.
Analysis:
686. HB 686
Not Rated
Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc.; establish funding for.
Analysis:
687. HB 687
Not Rated
Automatic voter registration; authorize for those who apply for the issuance, renewal or change of address of driver's license.
Analysis:
688. HB 688
Not Rated
Intestate succession; child conceived by assisted reproduction after decedent's death is deemed to be living at time of death.
Analysis:
689. HB 689
Not Rated
'Forming Open and Robust University Minds (FORUM) Act'; establish.
Analysis:
690. HB 690
Not Rated
Automatic voter registration; authorize for those who apply for the issuance, renewal or change of address of a driver's license.
Analysis:
691. HB 691
Not Rated
Unclaimed dead bodies; coroner shall cause to be entrusted to funeral homes in county on a rotation basis.
Analysis:
692. HB 692
Not Rated
Mental Health Courts; clarify chancery court participation for certification of.
Analysis:
693. HB 693
Not Rated
Photograph identification; require for persons 12 years of age or older.
Analysis:
694. HB 694
Not Rated
Home rule improvement; enact for local school districts.
Analysis:
695. HB 695
Neutral
State Domestic Violence Fund; remove the matching funds requirement for.
Analysis: This bill neither expands nor reduces the size of government. This bill removes the requirement for matching funds at the local level for grants made at the state level to domestic shelters. Domestic shelters are registered at the state level. Ideally services such as domestic violence shelters should be provided by charity organizations, non-profits, and philanthropy.
696. HB 696
Not Rated
Early voting; authorize.
Analysis:
697. HB 697
Not Rated
Firearms licensed; require proof of mental health evaluation.
Analysis:
698. HB 698
Not Rated
Day and Temporary Labor Services Act; create.
Analysis:
699. HB 699
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of hotel under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
Analysis:
700. HB 700
Not Rated
'Mississippi Promise Scholarship Act of 2020'; establish to provide tuition assistance for tuition-free community and junior college attendance.
Analysis:
701. HB 701
Not Rated
Public school curriculum; require instruction in mental illness as part of Health Education.
Analysis:
702. HB 702
Neutral
Assistant teachers; require school districts to notify of nonreemployment within 10 days after adopting budget.
Analysis: This bill conforms notice of non-reemployment requirements that already exist for teachers and administrators to include assistant teachers with a date consistent with budgeting for those positions.
703. HB 703
Not Rated
Mississippi Benefit Corporation Act; create.
Analysis:
704. HB 704
Not Rated
Mississippi Secure Choice Savings Program; establish.
Analysis:
705. HB 705
Not Rated
Mississippi Department of Labor; create.
Analysis:
706. HB 706
Not Rated
State song; designate 'My Home Mississippi' as second official song.
Analysis:
707. HB 707
Not Rated
Public universities and colleges; require to have epinephrine auto-injectors and AEDs in every building on campus.
Analysis:
708. HB 708
Not Rated
School districts; require each school to have epinephrine auto-injectors and AEDs in every building and cafeteria.
Analysis:
709. HB 709
Not Rated
AEDs; require at public schools and state institutions of higher learning and provide authority to lease.
Analysis:
710. HB 710
Not Rated
School districts; require all schools to have epinephrine auto-injectors in every building and cafeteria.
Analysis:
711. HB 711
Not Rated
Income tax; revise certain provisions to address investment in federally designated qualified opportunity zones.
Analysis:
712. HB 712
Not Rated
State employees; provide for across-the-board increase in annual compensation for those with annual salary under $30,000.00.
Analysis:
713. HB 713
Not Rated
Licensed professional counselors; revise qualifications for licensure for applicants who meet certain requirements.
Analysis:
714. HB 714
Not Rated
Health care and education shortage assistance program; establish to help attract professionals to work in certain counties.
Analysis:
715. HB 715
Not Rated
Medicaid; require managed care organizations to use certain level of care guidelines in determining medical necessity.
Analysis:
716. HB 716
Not Rated
Retirement; elected officials convicted of certain felonies shall have benefits withheld until full restitution has been paid.
Analysis:
717. HB 717
Not Rated
Contractors; require to submit signed agreement acknowledging certain information when submitting a bid.
Analysis:
718. HB 718
Good Policy
Campaign finance reports; require those filed by all candidates to be available online.
Analysis: This bill increases government accountability and transparency. This bill prescribes specific timeframes for transfer of information from one level of government to another as it pertains to campaign finance reports. This bill also extends the amount of time campaign finance reports must be kept on file and requires a full online database be maintained by the Secretary of State.
719. HB 719
Not Rated
Vaccinations; prohibit employers from requiring COVID-19 vaccination as condition of employment.
Analysis:
720. HB 720
Not Rated
Compulsory school age; revise definition to include children who attain the age of five years before September 1.
Analysis:
721. HB 721
Not Rated
Funeral directing; issue license for to persons who meet certain criteria and apply within 30 days.
Analysis:
722. HB 722
Not Rated
Income tax and sales tax liability; revise method of collecting from public officers or employees.
Analysis:
723. HB 723
Not Rated
Partisan primary elections; abolish and establish open primary elections.
Analysis:
724. HB 724
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Scenic Rivers Development Alliance with land acquisition and certain projects.
Analysis:
725. HB 725
Not Rated
Mississippi Liquor Distribution Corporation Law; create.
Analysis:
726. HB 726
Not Rated
Appropriation; Archives and History for Scott Ford House to develop two historic properties in Jackson.
Analysis:
727. HB 727
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to the Jackson Public School District's Career Development Center.
Analysis:
728. HB 728
Not Rated
Early voting; authorize for not more than 21 days nor less than 5 days before each election.
Analysis:
729. HB 729
Not Rated
Income tax; exempt income of certain mental health professionals providing services in critical mental health services shortage areas.
Analysis:
730. HB 730
Not Rated
Counties and municipalities; authorize to offer Medicare eligible employee benefits when employee secures Medicare under certain circumstances.
Analysis:
731. HB 731
Not Rated
State agencies; require to be housed in state-owned buildings located within the City of Jackson.
Analysis:
732. HB 732
Not Rated
Active shooter training; require school districts employees to attend every three years.
Analysis:
733. HB 733
Not Rated
Motor vehicles; require certain new to be equipped with alert to operator to check rear designated seat when engine stops.
Analysis:
734. HB 734
Not Rated
Retail businesses; those that accept credit or debit cards shall have video cameras to record persons using the cards.
Analysis:
735. HB 735
Not Rated
Firearms; prohibit discharge near petroleum.
Analysis:
736. HB 736
Not Rated
Family dynamics; include in public school curriculum as a required component.
Analysis:
737. HB 737
Not Rated
Sales tax; phase out on sales of certain food.
Analysis:
738. HB 738
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish at $9.00 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime.
Analysis:
739. HB 739
Not Rated
Statewide testing program; require tests to be translated and printed into primary spoken language of ELL students.
Analysis:
740. HB 740
Neutral
State identification card; require commissioner of DPS to establish one that does not require proof of domicile.
Analysis: This bill in its current form does not change existing law. However, this bill brings forward code section allowing for amendments to be made at a later time. This process reduces government transparency, provides an avenue for bad legislation to go unchecked until the very end of the legislative process, and reduces citizens' representation in decision-making through their elected representatives as active participation in this process is often limited to a select few members of the Legislature appointed to serve on conference committees.
741. HB 741
Not Rated
Mobile homes; give owner of one year to redeem the property after sold for taxes.
Analysis:
742. HB 742
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with removal and demolition of dilapidated and blighted properties.
Analysis:
743. HB 743
Not Rated
Appropriations; Supreme Court for additional funding for mental health courts.
Analysis:
744. HB 744
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Mental Health for additional funding for increased number of residential beds.
Analysis:
745. HB 745
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Education for additional funding to increase instructional support positions due to increased needs from COVID-19.
Analysis:
746. HB 746
Neutral
Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission Law; revise regarding warranty reimbursement.
Analysis:
747. HB 747
Good Policy
Work release program; authorize pilot program to authorize sheriff to assign offenders to while confined in jail.
Analysis: This bill creates a mechanism for nonviolent offenders to actively begin paying fines and child support with the wages earned through the work release program. This bill promotes pre-emptive positive reintegration measures for incarcerated individuals. These measures will ease the transition from incarceration back into our communities.
748. HB 748
Not Rated
Department of Labor; create.
Analysis:
749. HB 749
Not Rated
State Workplace Safety and Health Office; establish under State Board of Health.
Analysis:
750. HB 750
Neutral
Deputy Secretaries of State; authorize creation of.
Analysis: This bill expands the size of government. The creation of new positions in government increases spending, which inevitably results in more money taken from taxpayers. The Secretary of State’s Office should implement measures to streamline its functions utilizing its existing staff.
751. HB 751
Not Rated
The Combating Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act of Mississippi; create.
Analysis:
752. HB 752
Not Rated
Mississippi Employment Protection Act; authorize additional penalties for an employer in violation of.
Analysis:
753. HB 753
Not Rated
Mississippi Horse Racing Act of 2021; create to allow for any location in the state with suitable track.
Analysis:
754. HB 754
Neutral
Dyslexia education; revise provisions for determining student eligibility for IEP or 504 Plan.
Analysis:
755. HB 755
Not Rated
Unborn child; expand protection to.
Analysis:
756. HB 756
Not Rated
Teacher and administrator license; deny or revoke for those who physically abuse a student.
Analysis:
757. HB 757
Not Rated
Video surveillance cameras; require in certain areas of school facilities for protection of exceptional children.
Analysis:
758. HB 758
Not Rated
State park fee; authorized MDWFP to provide discount to senior citizens age 65 and older.
Analysis:
759. HB 759
Not Rated
Child abuse hotline; require schools to post in clearly visible location.
Analysis:
760. HB 760
Not Rated
Corporal punishment; require school districts that allow to adopt a policy allowing parents to opt in.
Analysis:
761. HB 761
Good Policy
State Veterans Affairs Board; revise powers and duties relating to the operation of the State Veterans Homes.
Analysis: This bill clarifies accountability requirements for the State Veterans Affairs Board. In addition, this bill specifically states contracted property management services are not authorized to dispose of obsolete property. This policy ensures public property will not be sold by contractors for private gain.
762. HB 762
Not Rated
Bonds; revise purposes for which bonds authorized for Town of Wesson may be used.
Analysis:
763. HB 763
Not Rated
Justifiable homicide; add defense of business during looting or a riot as a ground for.
Analysis:
764. HB 764
Not Rated
Medicaid; require division to promptly sell or lease residence of deceased recipient obtained through estate recovery.
Analysis:
765. HB 765
Not Rated
Pre-election day voting; authorize for 14 days before the election.
Analysis:
766. HB 766
Not Rated
Children of school employees; allow to attend school in district of parent's or legal guardian's employment.
Analysis:
767. HB 767
Not Rated
Mississippi Employment Security Law; revise to exclude services of petroleum landman from definition of 'employment.'
Analysis:
768. HB 768
Not Rated
Juvenile offenders convicted of murder; revise sentencing options for.
Analysis:
769. HB 769
Not Rated
DUI; revise time period for fourth offense.
Analysis:
770. HB 770
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Brandon with improvements to City Hall.
Analysis:
771. HB 771
Not Rated
School boards; elect members at presidential election for 4-year term.
Analysis:
772. HB 772
Not Rated
Critical Teacher Shortage Program; require State Board of Education to categorize shortages by school attendance zones within school districts.
Analysis:
773. HB 773
Not Rated
Landlord-Tenant; clarify that summons is only placed on door when tenant not found.
Analysis:
774. HB 774
Not Rated
Mississippi Fair Advisory Council; revise composition to add representation from Alcorn State University.
Analysis:
775. HB 775
Not Rated
IHLs; authorize to purchase wireless communication devices to facilitate delivery of educational instruction.
Analysis:
776. HB 776
Not Rated
Public Safety Verification and Enforcement Act; extend repealer on.
Analysis:
777. HB 777
Not Rated
Weapons; authorize investigative and regulatory enforcement employees of the Secretary of State's office to carry.
Analysis:
778. HB 778
Not Rated
Motor vehicles; revise requirements for scrapping, dismantling or destroying when owner does not have title in his or her name.
Analysis:
779. HB 779
Not Rated
Order of support; prohibit suspension of driver's license for being out of compliance with.
Analysis:
780. HB 780
Not Rated
Justice courts; authorize to suspend fines under the Implied Consent Law.
Analysis:
781. HB 781
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; require to input missing person cases into National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS).
Analysis:
782. HB 782
Not Rated
Food deserts; require State Department of Health to track within the State of Mississippi.
Analysis:
783. HB 783
Not Rated
Mississippi Development Authority Tourism Advertising Fund; use portion of monies in to advertise state parks.
Analysis:
784. HB 784
Not Rated
'The Farmer Equity Act of 2021'; enact to require the Department of Agriculture and Commerce to perform certain duties.
Analysis:
785. HB 785
Not Rated
Homelessness; require Department of Human Services to implement grant program for housing.
Analysis:
786. HB 786
Not Rated
Mental health courts; require annual appropriation to Administrative Office of Courts for support of.
Analysis:
787. HB 787
Not Rated
Contract lobbyists; prohibit agencies, universities and colleges from hiring with public funds.
Analysis:
788. HB 788
Not Rated
Municipal annexation; require an election be held on the question of in the proposed annexed territory.
Analysis:
789. HB 789
Not Rated
School buses; require 20% of those purchased after July 1, 2021, to be equipped with seat belts.
Analysis:
790. HB 790
Not Rated
The MS Human Life Protection Act; create.
Analysis:
791. HB 791
Not Rated
Intentional injury to pregnant woman; revise penalties.
Analysis:
792. HB 792
Not Rated
'Healthy Foods Access Program Act'; enact.
Analysis:
793. HB 793
Not Rated
Healthy Local Food Incentive Program; enact.
Analysis:
794. HB 794
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility for certain persons to receive services through provider sponsored health plan.
Analysis:
795. HB 795
Not Rated
First Circuit Court District; revise composition of judgeships.
Analysis:
796. HB 796
Good Policy
Habitual offender; revise penalties for.
Analysis: This bill encourages the positive reintegration of formerly incarcerated individuals as contributing members in our communities. Government should reduce excessive punishments on individuals in keeping with the Eighth Amendment to our Constitution.
797. HB 797
Not Rated
Sexual battery; remove statute of limitations for prosecution of crime of.
Analysis:
798. HB 798
Not Rated
Voyeurism; revise sentencing options.
Analysis:
799. HB 799
Not Rated
Terroristic Threats; revise provisions.
Analysis:
800. HB 800
Not Rated
Election commissioners; revise to be a nonpartisan office.
Analysis:
801. HB 801
Not Rated
Special education funds; require separate appropriation to the State Board of Education for.
Analysis:
802. HB 802
Not Rated
Collegiate voters; require each public and private 4-year postsecondary institution to have an on-campus voting precinct.
Analysis:
803. HB 803
Not Rated
Absentee voting; establish electronic application procedure for college students.
Analysis:
804. HB 804
Not Rated
Online voter registration; revise to allow for first-time voters to register through.
Analysis:
805. HB 805
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:
806. HB 806
Not Rated
Mississippi Civil Rights Act; create.
Analysis:
807. HB 807
Not Rated
State service employees; prohibit sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination of.
Analysis:
808. HB 808
Not Rated
Mississippi Home Corporation Act; prohibit sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination under.
Analysis:
809. HB 809
Not Rated
Mississippi Pregnant Workers Fairness Act; create.
Analysis:
810. HB 810
Not Rated
Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act; create.
Analysis:
811. HB 811
Not Rated
Salary increases for legislators; make effective for term of office after term in which salary is increased.
Analysis:
812. HB 812
Not Rated
Children; persons convicted of certain sex offenses not allowed to give health care consent for.
Analysis:
813. HB 813
Not Rated
Timber bridges; require use of for new construction and replacement on certain county and secondary roads.
Analysis:
814. HB 814
Neutral
Public Procurement Review Board; exempt certain contracts entered into by Attorney General's office from oversight of.
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency in regards to the specific work of the Attorney General's office in which expert input and/or testimony is necessary. While the work of the Public Procurement Review Board helps to ensure transparency and attempts to decrease spending to the extent it is able, public requisitioning of expertise in a particular field in cases of litigation is not proper.
815. HB 815
Not Rated
Certificate of Foreign Birth; authorize without judicial proceeding under certain circumstances.
Analysis:
816. HB 816
Not Rated
Land banks; authorize counties and municipalities to create to convert certain property to productive use.
Analysis:
817. HB 817
Not Rated
State of Mississippi; require to pay fire fee-in-lieu of taxes to City of Jackson for fire protection services provide to state facilities.
Analysis:
818. HB 818
Not Rated
County public defenders; require salary of all to be the same as district attorneys.
Analysis:
819. HB 819
Not Rated
Chancery court; require to order certain persons held pending mental evaluation.
Analysis:
820. HB 820
Not Rated
Contracts; require to be written in large print.
Analysis:
821. HB 821
Not Rated
Marriage license; require previously married applicant to provide certified copy of divorce or annulment when applying for.
Analysis:
822. HB 822
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for improvements to Jackson Zoo.
Analysis:
823. HB 823
Not Rated
Law enforcement; require pursuit policy of alleged crime perpetrator.
Analysis:
824. HB 824
Not Rated
Crimes; create for unauthorized use of minor's name and social security number as dependent on income tax return.
Analysis:
825. HB 825
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:
826. HB 826
Not Rated
Life insurance; authorize funeral services provider to obtain certain information regarding a deceased's.
Analysis:
827. HB 827
Not Rated
State Health Insurance Plan; provide coverage for proton therapy to treat cancer and certain noncancerous tumors.
Analysis:
828. HB 828
Not Rated
Fuel tax; authorize certain municipalities to impose after an election to be used for road and bridge repair and maintenance.
Analysis:
829. HB 829
Not Rated
Religious Freedom Act and Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act; repeal.
Analysis:
830. HB 830
Not Rated
Maternal Mortality Review Committee; include recommendations on decreasing racial disparities in maternal care in annual report.
Analysis:
831. HB 831
Not Rated
Educator and administrator misconduct; clarify provisions for disciplinary matters and administrative procedures and appeals.
Analysis:
832. HB 832
Not Rated
Nonadmitted policy fee; divert forty percent of for rural fire truck and supplemental fund and extend repealer on section.
Analysis:
833. HB 833
Not Rated
Driver's license suspension; delete exemption from for participating in court-ordered drug-testing program after breath test refusal.
Analysis:
834. HB 834
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to all upon meeting all terms and conditions of sentence.
Analysis:
835. HB 835
Not Rated
Statute of Limitations; remove for crimes against children.
Analysis:
836. HB 836
Not Rated
Sexual battery; remove statute of limitations for prosecution of crime of.
Analysis:
837. HB 837
Not Rated
Statute of limitations; remove for crimes against children.
Analysis:
838. HB 838
Not Rated
Income tax; extend repealer on tax credit for new cut and sew jobs in upholstered furniture manfacturing industry.
Analysis:
839. HB 839
Not Rated
Workers' Compensation Law; revise various provisions of.
Analysis:
840. HB 840
Not Rated
Mississippi Public Records Act of 1983; exempt certain records of Workers' Compensation Commission from definition of public records.
Analysis:
841. HB 841
Not Rated
Reverse auction; revise method of receiving bids through for governing authorities.
Analysis:
842. HB 842
Neutral
Reverse auction; revise method of receiving bids through for agencies and governing authorities.
Analysis: This bill increases government accountability by clarifying existing language. This bill also increases government transparency by requiring certain information be officially recorded in agency meeting minutes.
843. HB 843
Not Rated
Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote; create.
Analysis:
844. HB 844
Not Rated
Civil Rights Memorial Day; designate the last Monday of April as.
Analysis:
845. HB 845
Not Rated
Indigenous Native American Day; declare the second Monday in October as.
Analysis:
846. HB 846
Not Rated
Legislature; limit introduction of general bills requiring majority vote for passage to sessions in even-numbered years.
Analysis:
847. HB 847
Not Rated
Mississippi Day of Freedom and Abolishment of Slavery; declare February 7 as.
Analysis:
848. HB 848
Not Rated
CON; issue to North Mississippi Medical Center for child psych beds and geriatric psych beds.
Analysis:
849. HB 849
Not Rated
State Workforce Investment Board; revise membership of.
Analysis:
850. HB 850
Not Rated
Career and technical education; establish accountability system and evaluate performance of State Superintendent of Education.
Analysis:
851. HB 851
Not Rated
Charter schools; revise certain provisions of.
Analysis:
852. HB 852
Neutral
Teachers' and teacher's assistants' salaries; provide increase to minimum salary.
Analysis:
853. HB 853
Good Policy
Charter schools; revise deadlines for certain reporting requirements and to allow certain teacher units to those in first year of operation.
Analysis: This bill conforms reporting requirements which will increase efficiency and possibly effectiveness. In addition, this allocates one teacher unit for Gifted and Special Education per school upon initial operation which ensures equal access to public resources in this regard.
854. HB 854
Not Rated
Firearm discharge; increase penalties when discharged on public streets.
Analysis:
855. HB 855
Not Rated
Nonlicensed teachers; authorize local school districts to employ certain number to fill core subject area positions.
Analysis:
856. HB 856
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; authorize issuance to certain individuals with foreign certification on reciprocity with documentation.
Analysis:
857. HB 857
Not Rated
Active shooter training; require school district employees to attend every three years.
Analysis:
858. HB 858
Not Rated
Land banks; authorize counties and municipalities to create to convert certain property to productive use.
Analysis:
859. HB 859
Not Rated
High school curriculum; require SBE to develop for instruction in civics and home economics.
Analysis:
860. HB 860
Not Rated
African-American Studies and Racial Diversity; require SDE to develop curriculum for implementation in public high school.
Analysis:
861. HB 861
Not Rated
Youth Employment Grant Program; create.
Analysis:
862. HB 862
Not Rated
Body-worn cameras; require cities and counties to provide to police officers and deputy sheriffs.
Analysis:
863. HB 863
Not Rated
Healthcare providers; authorize resident and nonresident to provide services by telemedicine to Mississippi residents in certain areas.
Analysis:
864. HB 864
Not Rated
Firearms; authorize concealed carry without a permit during emergency evacuations.
Analysis:
865. HB 865
Not Rated
Student absenteeism; excuse those related to a student's disability.
Analysis:
866. HB 866
Not Rated
At risk funds; require maximum flexibility to school districts in use of and accounting for.
Analysis:
867. HB 867
Not Rated
Hunting and fishing license; authorize Native Americans to receive free of charge upon providing a tribal identification card at the time of license issuance.
Analysis:
868. HB 868
Not Rated
The Landowners Protection Act; repeal the provisions of the.
Analysis:
869. HB 869
Not Rated
Tuition waiver; provide for certain foster and adopted children and wards of the state to attend college.
Analysis:
870. HB 870
Not Rated
Rate-regulated natural gas public utilities; require to provide PSC with periodic budgeting and accounting statements.
Analysis:
871. HB 871
Not Rated
Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol; increase salaries of sworn officers by $10,000.00.
Analysis:
872. HB 872
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate a segment of United States Highway 61 in Jefferson County as the 'Highway Patrol Lieutenant Troy Morris Memorial Highway.'
Analysis:
873. HB 873
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore upon satisfaction of all the sentencing requirements of a conviction.
Analysis:
874. HB 874
Bad Policy
Tobacco and alternative nicotine products; increase age to 21 and require government-issued photographic identification.
Analysis: This bill interferes in the free market and decreases individual liberty. However, government should institute laws that are consistent. This bill changes Mississippi's tobacco restrictions to align with Mississippi's alcohol restrictions.
875. HB 875
Not Rated
Vaping; require the office of the Attorney General to develop and publish a vapor products directory.
Analysis:
876. HB 876
Not Rated
Mental health; require DMH to convert unused IDD beds to be used for alcohol and drug use services.
Analysis:
877. HB 877
Neutral
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
Analysis: This bill adds an additional category to the definition of ‘qualified resort area,’ which expands regulated access resulting in the appearance of increased individual freedom. However, this bill simply expands the scope of the existing flawed system regulating alcohol in the state of Mississippi. Government should eliminate the regulations currently in place concerning alcohol in our state. The proper role of government is to protect individuals’ ability to participate in the free market.
878. HB 878
Not Rated
MS Teachers' Salaries Task Force; create to recommend how state can pay teachers at southeastern average.
Analysis:
879. HB 879
Not Rated
Education Employment Procedures Law; include assistant teachers under.
Analysis:
880. HB 880
Not Rated
Department of Mental Health and community health centers; expand outpatient services for certain formerly incarcerated state inmates.
Analysis:
881. HB 881
Not Rated
Vocational and home economics; require curriculum for all middle, high and alternative school students.
Analysis:
882. HB 882
Not Rated
Private prisons that house state offenders; provide moratorium on the expansion of.
Analysis:
883. HB 883
Good Policy
Traffic ticket quotas; prohibit state and local agencies from establishing.
Analysis: This bill reduces the size of government. Policies that limit mandatory minimums are directed to increasing freedom and liberty. Government should work to find additional areas in which elimination of mandatory minimums could be applied.
884. HB 884
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Lee County with replacement of a bridge.
Analysis:
885. HB 885
Not Rated
Misdemeanor expungements; remove 'first offender' reference.
Analysis:
886. HB 886
Good Policy
Law enforcement officers; exempt from concealed firearms permit fees and renewal fees.
Analysis: This bill removes specific fees associated with obtaining a concealed firearms permit for applicants who are law enforcement officers. Ideally, a similar fee reduction would be instituted for all Mississippians.
887. HB 887
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate a segment of United States Highway 82 in Webster County as 'Corporal William Justin Cooper Memorial Highway.'
Analysis:
888. HB 888
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:
889. HB 889
Not Rated
Medicaid; revise reimbursement for telehealth services provided by FQHCs and community health centers.
Analysis:
890. HB 890
Not Rated
TANF and Medicaid; require teenage recipients of to participate in programs about birth control, abstinence and parenting.
Analysis:
891. HB 891
Not Rated
Mississippi Comprehensive Teen Pregnancy Prevention Act; create.
Analysis:
892. HB 892
Not Rated
Task force to address the disparity of African-American males in the judicial system; create.
Analysis:
893. HB 893
Not Rated
Comprehensive School Health Education Program; include additional components in and require school nurse to teach.
Analysis:
894. HB 894
Not Rated
Secretary of State; require to resign from office before qualifying as candidate for other elected office.
Analysis:
895. HB 895
Not Rated
Grandparent visitation; revise to include great-grandparents.
Analysis:
896. HB 896
Not Rated
Supplemental Legislative Retirement Plan; new legislators not members and current members do not earn additional credit.
Analysis:
897. HB 897
Not Rated
State advertising; prohibit elected and appointed officers from publicly participating in.
Analysis:
898. HB 898
Not Rated
Interrogations; require all to be conducted by law enforcement to be recorded.
Analysis:
899. HB 899
Not Rated
Tobacco; prohibit sale of candy or food product that mimics.
Analysis:
900. HB 900
Not Rated
DUI; revise license suspension for test refusal if licensee pleads guilty.
Analysis:
901. HB 901
Not Rated
Pawnbrokers, title pledge lenders and check cashers; reduce maximum rate of interest that they may charge for their services.
Analysis:
902. HB 902
Not Rated
Elected official; prohibit from changing political party affiliation during term of office.
Analysis:
903. HB 903
Not Rated
Tobacco; increase excise tax on all products except cigarettes.
Analysis:
904. HB 904
Not Rated
Cigarettes; increase excise tax on.
Analysis:
905. HB 905
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize automatically for first-time offenders.
Analysis:
906. HB 906
Not Rated
Mineral rights; revert to surface owner after certain period of time.
Analysis:
907. HB 907
Not Rated
Employment-at-will doctrine; abolish and create 'Good Faith in Employment Act.'
Analysis:
908. HB 908
Not Rated
Implied consent; revise suspension period during appeals for refusal to submit to chemical test.
Analysis:
909. HB 909
Not Rated
Legislature; allow retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of.
Analysis:
910. HB 910
Not Rated
Hospice care; authorize to be provided to persons who are not terminally ill under certain circumstances.
Analysis:
911. HB 911
Not Rated
Funeral services; require payment for before body may be transferred from one funeral home to another.
Analysis:
912. HB 912
Not Rated
Funeral director assistants; authorize to perform all activities of funeral directors with certain exceptions.
Analysis:
913. HB 913
Not Rated
State podiatric forgivable loan program; create.
Analysis:
914. HB 914
Not Rated
Legislature; allow certain retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of.
Analysis:
915. HB 915
Not Rated
Legislature; allowed retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of.
Analysis:
916. HB 916
Not Rated
Disabled veterans; establish right to appeal in forma pauperis in certain cases.
Analysis:
917. HB 917
Not Rated
Appropriations; IHL for MS Valley State University for lowering tuition rate for 2021-2022 academic year.
Analysis:
918. HB 918
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care reform law.
Analysis:
919. HB 919
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for repair and renovation projects at Mississippi Valley State University.
Analysis:
920. HB 920
Not Rated
Down Syndrome Information Act; create to require State Department of Health to post resources and information online.
Analysis:
921. HB 921
Not Rated
'2021 Mississippi Youthbuild Pilot Program Act'; create with programs at Coahoma and Jones County Community Colleges.
Analysis:
922. HB 922
Not Rated
Wrongful conviction; remove limit on damages when court finds.
Analysis:
923. HB 923
Not Rated
Motor fuel sales; provide immunity for damages caused by the use of incompatible fuel upon certain conditions.
Analysis:
924. HB 924
Not Rated
Public purchasing law; revise to provide that reverse auction shall be used by certain schools and districts.
Analysis:
925. HB 925
Not Rated
School buildings; require new construction and certain renovations to include refillable water bottle stations.
Analysis:
926. HB 926
Not Rated
Firearms and weapons; authorize nonviolent felons to possess and use in defense of residence or.
Analysis:
927. HB 927
Not Rated
State Board of Medical Licensure; revise composition of to include consumer members.
Analysis:
928. HB 928
Neutral
Commissioner of Corrections and community corrections; bring forward various sections relating to.
Analysis: This bill in its current form does not change existing law. However, this bill brings forward code section allowing for amendments to be made at a later time. This process reduces government transparency, provides an avenue for bad legislation to go unchecked until the very end of the legislative process, and reduces citizens' representation in decision-making through their elected representatives as active participation in this process is often limited to a select few members of the Legislature appointed to serve on conference committees. This action requires greater scrutiny of this bill and may result in its policy rating being changed as this bill moves through the legislative process.
929. HB 929
Neutral
Reentry for offenders; bring forward certain sections relating to.
Analysis: This bill in its current form does not change existing law. However, this bill brings forward code section allowing for amendments to be made at a later time. This process reduces government transparency, provides an avenue for bad legislation to go unchecked until the very end of the legislative process, and reduces citizens' representation in decision-making through their elected representatives as active participation in this process is often limited to a select few members of the Legislature appointed to serve on conference committees. This action requires greater scrutiny of this bill and may result in its policy rating being changed as this bill moves through the legislative process.
930. HB 930
Not Rated
Municipally-owned utilities and other utilities; authorize accounting system accommodation of certain customer uncollectible debt.
Analysis:
931. HB 931
Not Rated
Mississippi Transit Corporation; establish.
Analysis:
932. HB 932
Neutral
Child support withholding orders; revise provisions to comply with the federal Consumer Credit Protection Act.
Analysis: This bill makes only the required changes to existing law to bring state law into compliance with federal law.
933. HB 933
Good Policy
Child support payment; suspend obligation to pay when the person to pay is incarcerated.
Analysis: This bill encourages parents to fulfill their obligations to their children by preventing undue, and often insurmountable, burdens on incarcerated, non-custodial parents. This policy institutes common sense measures to freeze child support obligations while incarcerated which is in keeping with civil judgments that would be granted in times in extenuating circumstances. Upon release, formerly incarcerated non-custodial parents will begin fulfilling their obligations rather than face immediate return to jail for non-payment of child support, which further delays children and custodial parents from receiving court-ordered support. This bill disrupts the government-created recidivism of formerly incarcerated non-custodial parents caught in a bureaucratic roundabout.
934. HB 934
Not Rated
Eminent domain; require compensation for loss of business goodwill and value of commercial farm operations.
Analysis:
935. HB 935
Not Rated
Parole eligibility; revise for certain offenses and require Parole Board hearing before release of certain inmates.
Analysis:
936. HB 936
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize to assist Marshall County in improving Barringer Road for Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park access.
Analysis:
937. HB 937
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize to assist Marshall County with construction of emergency response center to serve the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park.
Analysis:
938. HB 938
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Lafayette County with certain road and bridge projects.
Analysis:
939. HB 939
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to improve capacity and safety of intersection of MS Highway 7 and University Avenue in Oxford.
Analysis:
940. HB 940
Neutral
Highway sign; authorize erection of on MS Hwy 25 near Pisgah exit to honor Olympic Gold Medalist Tori Bowie.
Analysis:
941. HB 941
Not Rated
Health insurance; require certain policies to provide coverage for physician-prescribed proton beam therapy.
Analysis:
942. HB 942
Neutral
Public utilities; authorize rate-regulated electric utilities to permit broadband provider use of the electric delivery system.
Analysis: This bill restricts individual liberty by removing private property protections. The proper role of government is to preserve and defend individuals’ right to property. This bill allows third party contractors to access private property without the need for permission from the property owner.
943. HB 943
Not Rated
Candidate filing fees; authorize state executive committee of each political party to set for certain offices.
Analysis:
944. HB 944
Not Rated
Historic property income tax credit; revise certain provisions regarding.
Analysis:
945. HB 945
Not Rated
Light wine, beer and light spirit product; revise number of qualified electors required to petition for election to prohibit or authorize.
Analysis:
946. HB 946
Not Rated
Statewide Elections Management system; authorize Secretary of State to join certain nongovernmental entity in order to remove certain voters from.
Analysis:
947. HB 947
Not Rated
Marion County; authorize imposition of fuel tax after an election with proceeds used for a road repair.
Analysis:
948. HB 948
Not Rated
School Resource Officers; revise MCOPS grant program to require attendance at any accredited law enforcement academy.
Analysis:
949. HB 949
Neutral
Solid waste landfills; prohibit new landfill in county where 2 or more exist, unless referendum held.
Analysis: This bill provides for increased public input into an issue that involves the health and safety of the community.
950. HB 950
Not Rated
School prayer; require school boards to designate a period for recitation of the 'Lord's Prayer' at the beginning of each school day.
Analysis:
951. HB 951
Not Rated
Department of Human Services; authorize to use additional methods of communication to send notices relating to child support to financial institutions.
Analysis:
952. HB 952
Not Rated
Pharmacists; authorize to provide patient care services and authorize insurance reimbursement for.
Analysis:
953. HB 953
Good Policy
Homeowners' associations; regulate managing agents of and require financial reviews by.
Analysis: This bill maintains the proper role of state government. All political subdivisions within the jurisdiction of a state are subject to state authority. The Founders addressed the national government and state governments only. Therefore, it is incumbent upon a state government, in order to fulfill the role for which it was created, to ensure all political subdivisions with its jurisdiction, which includes homeowners’ associations, are accountable for the provision of services and functions for which they were created. Homeowners’ associations elect their board members and operate under bylaws akin to the manner in which municipal governments operate. This bill establishes clear, common sense guidelines outlining procedures for the handling of homeowners’ money to ensure accountability and transparency without added government intrusion or interference in the association’s day-to-day activities or increased burdens on operation.
954. HB 954
Not Rated
Pharmacy practice; revise definition of 'written guideline or protocol' regarding location of delegated prescribing functions.
Analysis:
955. HB 955
Good Policy
Abandoned mobile homes; establish a procedure to dispose of.
Analysis: This bill provides individual property owners with a mechanism with which to offset debts owed and/or have abandoned mobile homes legally removed from their property. The bill clarifies existing law and adds language to establish a navigable process for landowners in line with existing procedures for civil action.
956. HB 956
Not Rated
Parental rights; establish fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing, education and care of their children.
Analysis:
957. HB 957
Not Rated
State boundaries; clarify in statute.
Analysis:
958. HB 958
Not Rated
Home economics; require to be taught in 'D' and 'F' rated school districts.
Analysis:
959. HB 959
Not Rated
Misdemeanor expunction; remove age restriction.
Analysis:
960. HB 960
Not Rated
School attendance officers; require to visit homes of certain children within 72 hours of unexcused absence.
Analysis:
961. HB 961
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; provide certain educational programs for adult offenders.
Analysis:
962. HB 962
Not Rated
Homework; require teachers to incorporate daily and weekly assignments into their curriculum.
Analysis:
963. HB 963
Not Rated
Economically Distressed Municipalities Development Act; create.
Analysis:
964. HB 964
Not Rated
Nonviolent offenders; authorize reduction of sentences for passage of end-of-course subject area tests by offenders.
Analysis:
965. HB 965
Not Rated
Socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns; establish program to encourage participation in state contracts.
Analysis:
966. HB 966
Not Rated
Mathematics and science instruction; enhance through new programs in middle schools.
Analysis:
967. HB 967
Not Rated
Medicaid; suspend eligibility of incarcerated persons instead of terminating it.
Analysis:
968. HB 968
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care reform law.
Analysis:
969. HB 969
Not Rated
The 'Tim Tebow Act'; enact to authorize home-schooled student to participate in public school extracurricular activities.
Analysis:
970. HB 970
Not Rated
Appropriations; Department of Employment Security for funding Summer Youth Employment Programs.
Analysis:
971. HB 971
Not Rated
SNAP recipients; must take TABE exam and achieve certain scores before will be exempt from work requirements.
Analysis:
972. HB 972
Not Rated
Child care facilities; require licensing agency to disclose names of persons filing complaints against.
Analysis:
973. HB 973
Not Rated
Deer hunting; prohibit using dogs for.
Analysis:
974. HB 974
Good Policy
DPS; revise law regarding.
Analysis:
975. HB 975
Not Rated
District Public Defender; create office of.
Analysis:
976. HB 976
Not Rated
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); increase monthly benefit amount.
Analysis:
977. HB 977
Not Rated
Weighing devices; provide Commissioner of Agriculture with authority to regulate those that dispense agricultural commodities.
Analysis:
978. HB 978
Not Rated
Mississippi Sound Money Tax Removal Act; create.
Analysis:
979. HB 979
Not Rated
Appropriation; employment security for funding summer youth employment programs.
Analysis:
980. HB 980
Not Rated
Summer Youth Training Employment Program; authorize school districts to establish.
Analysis:
981. HB 981
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:
982. HB 982
Not Rated
Elections; require to be conducted by paper ballot or with optical mark reading equipment.
Analysis:
983. HB 983
Not Rated
Same day voter registration; authorize.
Analysis:
984. HB 984
Not Rated
Marijuana possession; provide civil penalty for.
Analysis:
985. HB 985
Not Rated
Hurricane deductible; bring forward code sections regarding.
Analysis:
986. HB 986
Not Rated
Elementary professional school counselors; allocate funds under Mississippi Adequate Education Program for.
Analysis:
987. HB 987
Not Rated
Nursing education; unspent TANF funds shall be spent to pay expenses of persons enrolled as part of workforce training.
Analysis:
988. HB 988
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; provide annual salary supplement in C, D and F school districts.
Analysis:
989. HB 989
Not Rated
Mississippi Highway Patrol; increase pay.
Analysis:
990. HB 990
Not Rated
School districts; require certain policies and alternative curriculum if accountability rating at three lowest levels.
Analysis:
991. HB 991
Not Rated
School Recognition Program; restrict awards to teachers and licensed staff and require SBE to adopt rules for administration.
Analysis:
992. HB 992
Neutral
County port and harbor commission; provide that members hold appointment until successor appointed and installed.
Analysis: This bill neither expands nor contracts the size of government. This bill ensures continuity in the functioning of the county port harbor commission during lapses in member appointments.
993. HB 993
Not Rated
Legislature; members may waive all or any portion of compensation and office expense allowance.
Analysis:
994. HB 994
Not Rated
Retirement; allow PERS retirees to serve in Legislature in same manner as for elected county or municipal offices.
Analysis:
995. HB 995
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate segment in Marshall County, Mississippi as the 'Representative Tommy Woods Memorial Highway.'
Analysis:
996. HB 996
Not Rated
Mississippi State Song Study Committee; create.
Analysis:
997. HB 997
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverages; remove DOR from being wholesale distributor, authorize issuance of wholesaler's permits.
Analysis: This bill dismantles the state's monopoly on wholesale alcohol distribution within its borders. This action is a positive move toward free market principles. It also converts its “markup” (which is thought of as the “profit”) of 27.5% to a tax of 18% on the gross proceeds of private wholesalers. All other taxes on alcohol will remain.This tax is still too high and is in addition to existing excise taxes already levied on these goods. The fee prescribed by this bill for the new wholesaler’s permit is $5,000. (See line 925)
998. HB 998
Not Rated
Law Enforcement Supplemental Pay Program; create.
Analysis:
999. HB 999
Not Rated
Agencies; require to provide monthly report of expenditures of state and federal public funds.
Analysis:
1000. HB 1000
Not Rated
Employment of full time legal counsel as a county employee; authorize for Adams County.
Analysis:
1001. HB 1001
Not Rated
Expungement; reduce time period for petition.
Analysis:
1002. HB 1002
Not Rated
Criminal proceedings; require a scheduling order within 30 days of arraignment.
Analysis:
1003. HB 1003
Not Rated
Cash bail bonds; prohibit courts from allowing defendants to post.
Analysis:
1004. HB 1004
Not Rated
Hudson's Law; create to require dissemination of information relating to trisomy conditions by State Department of Health.
Analysis:
1005. HB 1005
Not Rated
Asset Forfeiture Proceeds; clarify use is for increase in participating law enforcement budget.
Analysis:
1006. HB 1006
Not Rated
Liquefied petroleum gas providers; provide affirmative defense in civil actions for damage or injury caused by certain circumstances.
Analysis:
1007. HB 1007
Not Rated
Medicaid; bring forward provider assessment provisions.
Analysis:
1008. HB 1008
Bad Policy
Medicaid; make technical amendments to services, manage care and assessment provisions.
Analysis: This bill increases government spending. This bill also brings forward code sections for amending at a later time. This policy reduces government transparency and accountability.
1009. HB 1009
Not Rated
Deputy sheriffs and police officers; require certain courses for continuing education.
Analysis:
1010. HB 1010
Not Rated
Hospitals; authorize cooperative agreements among that are regulated and immune from antitrust laws.
Analysis:
1011. HB 1011
Not Rated
Audits of claims and payments made on behalf of the Division of Medicaid; delete provision providing maximum of 5 years for.
Analysis:
1012. HB 1012
Good Policy
Charitable solicitations; revise provisions relating to notice, demand and service of process.
Analysis: This bill reduces government power and authority to review previous donors to charitable organizations in determining their status as such in the state of Mississippi. In addition, this bill increases government accountability by eliminating vague language that could result in, whether intentional or not, application of statutory definitions that are not consistent with the original intent of the legislation. Government should continually work to clarify existing statutes to prevent inconsistent interpretation of law and always be extremely cautious and proactive when drafting new legislation to ensure it is written using clear and concise language.
1013. HB 1013
Bad Policy
Medicaid; create Medicaid Commission to administer program and abolish Division of Medicaid.
Analysis: This bill removes checks and balances currently in place to review all actions in one of the largest budget categories in state government. The Constitution does not obligate the states or the federal government to pay for medical expenses, even for the health care needs of poor persons. *Maher v. Roe, 432 U.S. 464, 469 (1977). See also Youngberg v. Romeo, 457 U.S. 307, 317 (1982). In light of the fact that our state voluntarily chooses to use taxpayer money to pay for health care services of others outside of the proper role of government, it is imperative that every effort is made to eliminate unnecessary spending, increase accountability, and promote individuals’ access to the free market. This bill expands the size of government by re- creating an old commission and granting it sole authority over the multi-billion dollar Medicaid budget similar in nature and function as the existing Board of Education. We all know how well that works. . .
1014. HB 1014
Not Rated
DUI; revise violations of.
Analysis:
1015. HB 1015
Not Rated
Funeral homes; revise various provisions relating to disposition of bodies, crematories and preneed contracts.
Analysis:
1016. HB 1016
Not Rated
Municipal general election ballots; provide that only the names of those opposed candidates shall be printed upon.
Analysis:
1017. HB 1017
Not Rated
Officers who may administer oaths; add chiefs of police and sheriffs.
Analysis:
1018. HB 1018
Not Rated
State buildings; name DPS Gulf Coast Regional Forensics Laboratory as the 'Gary T. Hargrove Memorial Forensic Laboratory.'
Analysis:
1019. HB 1019
Good Policy
Gubernatorial inaugurations funds; require contributions and expenditures to be reported to Secretary of State.
Analysis: This bill increases government transparency and accountability.
1020. HB 1020
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore upon satisfaction of all the sentencing requirements of a conviction.
Analysis:
1021. HB 1021
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Shubuta with improvements to Town Hall building.
Analysis:
1022. HB 1022
Not Rated
Compulsory school attendance; require youth court petition after third unlawful absence and authorize community service for violations.
Analysis:
1023. HB 1023
Not Rated
Eleventh Grade students; require to take GED or High School Equivalency Test for senior early-release privilege eligibility.
Analysis:
1024. HB 1024
Not Rated
First grade enrollment; allow child who turns six on or before December 31 to start at beginning of that school year.
Analysis:
1025. HB 1025
Not Rated
State Board of Education; require to develop curriculum and implement programs of conflict resolution.
Analysis:
1026. HB 1026
Not Rated
SNAP and TANF recipients; require those unemployed to take Test of Adult Basic Education.
Analysis:
1027. HB 1027
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:
1028. HB 1028
Not Rated
Medical Practice Act; revise various provisions of.
Analysis:
1029. HB 1029
Neutral
Income share agreements; authorize IHLs to enter into with eligible students.
Analysis:
1030. HB 1030
Bad Policy
'Mississippi Intercollegiate Athletics Compensation Rights Act'; enact.
Analysis: This bill establishes irresponsible fiscal policy by forbidding reevaluation of a student's or student's family's income to determine continued eligibility for grants-in-aid to the student awarded based on financial need. (See lines 217 – 223) This policy establishes unequal access to education by raising student-athletes above the standards and requirements put in place for all college students when determining eligibility for aid money.
1031. HB 1031
Not Rated
Medicaid; provide certain requirements for reimbursement for telemedicine services provided by FQHCs and RHCs.
Analysis:
1032. HB 1032
Not Rated
Medicaid; exempt durable medical equipment from 5% reduction in provider reimbursement rates.
Analysis:
1033. HB 1033
Not Rated
Medicaid Access and Opportunity Act of 2021; create.
Analysis:
1034. HB 1034
Not Rated
Uniform Controlled Substances Act; revise schedules.
Analysis:
1035. HB 1035
Not Rated
Virtual public schools; create pilot program for districts to create and accept out of district students for enrollment.
Analysis:
1036. HB 1036
Good Policy
Driver's license; exempt active duty military, spouse and dependent children if they have valid license from their home state.
Analysis: This bill removes unnecessary and burdensome restrictions on activities of individuals. This bill specifically allows for reciprocity of drivers’ licenses for military spouses and dependent children. Government should remove unnecessary restrictions and work to preserve individual freedom to the fullest extent possible.
1037. HB 1037
Not Rated
Mississippi Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide Act; enact.
Analysis:
1038. HB 1038
Not Rated
Medicaid; provide for assessment and exemption from 5% reduction for assisted living services under federal waivers.
Analysis:
1039. HB 1039
Not Rated
Amiya Braxton Amendment; create to require the arrest and charge of a driver who kills a child when violating the school crossing provisions.
Analysis:
1040. HB 1040
Not Rated
Election Commissioners; revise the staggered terms for those elected in board of supervisors' Districts Two and Four.
Analysis:
1041. HB 1041
Not Rated
Firearms Protection Act; create.
Analysis:
1042. HB 1042
Not Rated
Mobile sports wagering; authorize.
Analysis:
1043. HB 1043
Not Rated
Public trust tidelands; provide the procedure for removal of submerged logs on.
Analysis:
1044. HB 1044
Not Rated
MS Rare Disease Advisory Council; create at UMMC.
Analysis:
1045. HB 1045
Not Rated
Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' and allow package retailer's permits.
Analysis:
1046. HB 1046
Not Rated
Habitual offenders; exclude nonviolent offenders.
Analysis:
1047. HB 1047
Neutral
Nationally certified licensed school employees; delete caps on nurses and speech pathologists and add athletic trainers for salary supplements.
Analysis: This bill enables salary incentives for increased education and training attainment by certain individuals employed in our public schools. Government should work to find innovative spending policies focused on performance.
1048. HB 1048
Neutral
Qualification deadline; change to February 1 for certain statewide, state district, county and county district offices.
Analysis: This bill brings forward code sections relating to payment of fees to qualify for elected office.
1049. HB 1049
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize tax credit for cost of qualified clean-burning motor vehicle fuel property.
Analysis:
1050. HB 1050
Not Rated
Criminal investigators; increase the salaries of those employed by district attorneys.
Analysis:
1051. HB 1051
Not Rated
Mississippi Prison Education Reform Act of 2021; create.
Analysis:
1052. HB 1052
Not Rated
Statewide assessment program; discontinue all standardized tests except for single test in Grades 3, 8 and 11.
Analysis:
1053. HB 1053
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; establish alternative routes to five-year license due to critical teacher shortage.
Analysis:
1054. HB 1054
Not Rated
Distinctive motor license tag; authorize issuance to veterans of Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield.
Analysis:
1055. HB 1055
Not Rated
Community College Board of Trustees; provide for the selection of for Hinds Community College District.
Analysis:
1056. HB 1056
Not Rated
Individual bond; require for public officers and employees handling or having the custody of public funds.
Analysis:
1057. HB 1057
Not Rated
Expungement; remove certain types of embezzlement from list of excluded crimes.
Analysis:
1058. HB 1058
Not Rated
Special Prosecutor; create procedure when DA is absent or unable to perform his or her duties.
Analysis:
1059. HB 1059
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for all nonviolent crimes after five years.
Analysis:
1060. HB 1060
Not Rated
Officer-involved death; require investigation and appointment of special prosecutor.
Analysis:
1061. HB 1061
Not Rated
State employees; provide for across-the-board increase in annual salaries of.
Analysis:
1062. HB 1062
Not Rated
Daylight saving time; observe year-round if federal law is amended to allow it.
Analysis:
1063. HB 1063
Bad Policy
Transformative renewable energy projects; authorize boards of supervisors to designate as such for certain tax purposes.
Analysis: This bill interferes in the free market and manipulates the energy market to create more favorable conditions for one sector or another. This is not the proper role of government. Reduction in the amount of taxes government collects is positive; however, the negative consequences of market manipulation far outweigh the positives produced by this bill.
1064. HB 1064
Not Rated
Counties and municipalities; authorize establishment of summer youth work programs.
Analysis:
1065. HB 1065
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; increase number that may be issued to a person who is a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal.
Analysis:
1066. HB 1066
Not Rated
Littering; increase fines and allocate monies collected to police, sheriff.
Analysis:
1067. HB 1067
Not Rated
Foreign Company Accountability Act; create.
Analysis:
1068. HB 1068
Not Rated
School recognition program; bring forward.
Analysis:
1069. HB 1069
Not Rated
Children's Center for Communication and Development; establish special fund for the support of in providing services for certain exceptional children.
Analysis:
1070. HB 1070
Not Rated
Fee-in-lieu of ad valorem taxes; bring forward sections relating to.
Analysis:
1071. HB 1071
Not Rated
School curriculum; require teaching of certain high school subjects in 'C', 'D' and 'F' rated districts.
Analysis:
1072. HB 1072
Not Rated
Teacher salaries; authorize supplement for teachers in critical shortage subject areas in D and F districts.
Analysis:
1073. HB 1073
Not Rated
Community and junior colleges; waive all tuition and costs for graduates of Mississippi high schools.
Analysis:
1074. HB 1074
Not Rated
State employees; provide for pay raise based on the amount of their annual salaries.
Analysis:
1075. HB 1075
Bad Policy
MS Credit Availability Act, Title Pledge Act, and Check Cashers Act; extend or remove repealer on certain provisions of.
Analysis: This bill expands the scope of government authority beyond its proper role and limits individual freedom and liberty to engage in the free exchange of goods and services. This bill reenacts code sections and extends the effective date of the legislation through 2026. Government should not preemptively interfere in the private business activities of individuals.
1076. HB 1076
Neutral
Retailer Tax Fairness Act; create.
Analysis: This bill attempts to rectify an issue created by government passage of the numerous, improper local sales taxes. Government should tax only for proper, core functions. Many, if not all, of these local sales taxes fund spending on projects, programs, and services that are not within the proper role of government. Businesses located in the many areas in our state with these improper local sales taxes are currently charged increased processing fees on sales because these taxes are incorrectly included in the totals and are not set aside as state taxes are. As such, even though this bill creates new law that intercedes in private business transactions, this bill is not expanding the scope and authority of government in negative way.
1077. HB 1077
Good Policy
Open account; revise definition and require account creditor to send demand to current address of account debtor through certain means.
Analysis: This bill clarifies existing statute concerning the manner in which an individual or entity obtains a debt owed. This bill prescribes the manner in which notice must be given, which ensures consistency of not only the process but also in civil actions resulting from non-payment. This bill preserves the free exchange of goods and services and does not expand government authority.
1078. HB 1078
Good Policy
Perpetual care and preneed cemetery and funeral laws; unlawful to make false or misleading statements in records under.
Analysis: This bill enables the government to more effectively perform one of its primary functions, public safety. The bill provides a statutory mechanism to insure those entrusted with the most sacred of duties, honoring our past loved ones, are held accountable in the event they betray the public trust through either false or misleading statements or omissions that lead to the representation of false or misleading information.
1079. HB 1079
Not Rated
Expungement; revise list of eligible crimes.
Analysis:
1080. HB 1080
Not Rated
Disenfranchising crimes; clarify those that qualify as.
Analysis:
1081. HB 1081
Not Rated
Absentee ballots; revise those who are authorized to vote by.
Analysis:
1082. HB 1082
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt retail sales of certain electronic devices and educational software during the last weekend in July.
Analysis:
1083. HB 1083
Not Rated
Felony expunction; revise age to obtain to conform to revisions.
Analysis:
1084. HB 1084
Not Rated
Online voter registration; authorize for first-time registrants.
Analysis:
1085. HB 1085
Not Rated
Medicaid; provide coverage for community-based home-visitation and pregnancy support services.
Analysis:
1086. HB 1086
Not Rated
Medicaid; provide coverage for substance abuse and mental health services for pregnant and postpartum women.
Analysis:
1087. HB 1087
Not Rated
Medicaid; provide continued eligibility for eligible women for up to 12 months postpartum.
Analysis:
1088. HB 1088
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; increase per diem rate paid to regionals for housing of state offenders.
Analysis:
1089. HB 1089
Not Rated
Medicaid; covered family planning services shall include coverage for long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods.
Analysis:
1090. HB 1090
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
Analysis:
1091. HB 1091
Neutral
Light wine, light spirit product and beer; authorize microbreweries and revise various sections of law.
Analysis: This bill adds additional categories of businesses to the state’s existing statutes, which expands regulated access resulting in the appearance of increased individual freedom. However, this bill simply expands the scope of the existing flawed system regulating alcohol in the state of Mississippi. Government should eliminate the regulations currently in place concerning alcohol in our state. The proper role of government is to protect individuals’ ability to participate in the free market.
1092. HB 1092
Not Rated
Medicaid; increase reimbursement rate for preventative dental services for 3 fiscal years.
Analysis:
1093. HB 1093
Not Rated
Medicaid; bring forward services and managed care provisions.
Analysis:
1094. HB 1094
Not Rated
Medicaid; provide same services to children with ADHD as those provided to children with autism.
Analysis:
1095. HB 1095
Bad Policy
Department of Revenue; authorize to compromise and settle certain tax liabilities.
Analysis: This bill expands the power of government to collect tax liabilities it otherwise has been unable to collect. This bill also expands individual liberty by specifying that the Department of Revenue is authorized to compromise with individuals regarding their past due tax liabilities. Unfortunately, specific language in this bill severely limits individual liberty by removing statute of limitations protections in cases of misrepresentation, “whether intentionally or not.” (See lines 39-42) This bill currently has an amendment to add a reverse repealer waiting to be passed by the House floor. Therefore, the rating of this bill is subject to change as it moves through the legislative process.
1096. HB 1096
Not Rated
Medicaid; bring forward services, managed care and provider assessment provisions.
Analysis:
1097. HB 1097
Not Rated
Law enforcement pursuits; require municipalities and counties to develop policies regarding.
Analysis:
1098. HB 1098
Not Rated
Financial services; authorize financial institutions to provide to licensed medical marijuana treatment centers.
Analysis:
1099. HB 1099
Not Rated
Confederate flag; remove from the prohibition on desecrating certain national and state flags.
Analysis:
1100. HB 1100
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise provisions regarding notice relating payment or nonpayment of.
Analysis:
1101. HB 1101
Not Rated
School boards powers and duties; expand to require boards to exercise all reasonable efforts to ensure 16th section land lessees pay taxes on leased lands.
Analysis:
1102. HB 1102
Not Rated
Certificate of Rehabilitation; expand authorization for convictions in federal court, state military court and other states.
Analysis:
1103. HB 1103
Not Rated
Review Board for Officer-Involved Deaths; create.
Analysis:
1104. HB 1104
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize credit for certain child care expenses, child care centers and child care teachers and directors.
Analysis:
1105. HB 1105
Not Rated
Habitual offender law; exclude drug and nonviolent offenses when computing prior offenses under.
Analysis:
1106. HB 1106
Not Rated
Mandatory 85% sentencing rule; repeal.
Analysis:
1107. HB 1107
Not Rated
Commutation of sentences; require for certain nonviolent offenders.
Analysis:
1108. HB 1108
Not Rated
Habitual offender law; authorize parole eligibility if offender served 10 years of a sentence of 40 years or more.
Analysis:
1109. HB 1109
Not Rated
Minimum Wage; establish at $10.00 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime.
Analysis:
1110. HB 1110
Not Rated
DOC; convert restitution centers to post-release reentry centers.
Analysis:
1111. HB 1111
Not Rated
Use of restitution centers by DOC; repeal and convert centers into post-release reentry centers.
Analysis:
1112. HB 1112
Not Rated
Corrections Inspection Council; establish.
Analysis:
1113. HB 1113
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Delta Blues Museum with installation of permanent exhibits.
Analysis:
1114. HB 1114
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Delta Blues Museum's installation of permanent exhibits.
Analysis:
1115. HB 1115
Not Rated
Average daily attendance; dispense with calculating for 2021-2022 school year and use ADA from 2020-2021 school year.
Analysis:
1116. HB 1116
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of career technical buildings at the Greenville Higher Education Center.
Analysis:
1117. HB 1117
Not Rated
Statewide educational assessments; lower minimum passing score on certain tests for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years.
Analysis:
1118. HB 1118
Not Rated
First Responders and Essential Workers Incentive Program; authorize counties and municipalities to create.
Analysis:
1119. HB 1119
Not Rated
Appropriation; Mississippi Department of Transportation to fund sidewalk in the city of Jackson.
Analysis:
1120. HB 1120
Not Rated
High school curriculum; implement instruction in traditional vocational agricultural and forestry education, civics and home economics.
Analysis:
1121. HB 1121
Not Rated
Career pathways initiative; provide for development of to increase access to educational credentials for higher-paying jobs.
Analysis:
1122. HB 1122
Not Rated
Department of Human Services; require a board of directors to be created within.
Analysis:
1123. HB 1123
Bad Policy
Early Learning Collaborative Act of 2013; revise funding and specify teaching standards.
Analysis: This bill increases government spending. A child's education, especially small children in their early stages of learning, is first and foremost the responsibility of parents. Expanding “Early Learning” is not fiscally responsible at this time. Furthermore, government should work to encourage family cohesion and parental responsibility not continually expand programs that provide safety nets for individuals’ choices.
1124. HB 1124
Not Rated
Legislative vacancy; revise procedure to fill.
Analysis:
1125. HB 1125
Not Rated
Schools; provide for mental health services providers and trauma informed training.
Analysis:
1126. HB 1126
Not Rated
Keep Our Kids on Track Act of 2021; create.
Analysis:
1127. HB 1127
Not Rated
School attendance officers; require to receive training on IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Analysis:
1128. HB 1128
Not Rated
Habitually disruptive student; require to be evaluated for disability under IDEA after second incident of disruptive behavior.
Analysis:
1129. HB 1129
Not Rated
Expungement; remove embezzlement by officers from the list of nonexpungeable crimes.
Analysis:
1130. HB 1130
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for embezzlement by a state, county, city or town officer after 14 years of completing all terms and conditions of sentences.
Analysis:
1131. HB 1131
Not Rated
Firearms possession; authorize for nonviolent felons in homes and cars.
Analysis:
1132. HB 1132
Not Rated
Lottery; clarify liquor stores able to serve as lottery retailers.
Analysis:
1133. HB 1133
Not Rated
CTE students; provide tuition-free instruction and increased financial assistance for industry certification assessment.
Analysis:
1134. HB 1134
Not Rated
Broadband Enabling Act; require electric cooperatives to annually file certain documents with PSC and State Auditor.
Analysis:
1135. HB 1135
Neutral
Alcoholic beverages; create delivery service permit.
Analysis: This bill creates a new permit under the state’s existing statutes, which expands regulated access resulting in the appearance of increased individual freedom. However, this bill simply expands the scope of the existing flawed system regulating alcohol in the state of Mississippi. Government should eliminate the regulations currently in place concerning alcohol in our state. The proper role of government is to protect individuals’ ability to participate in the free market.
1136. HB 1136
Bad Policy
Mississippi Educational Talent Recruitment Act; create.
Analysis: This bill expands the scope of government beyond its proper role and increases wasteful spending of taxpayer money on private business. Specifically, this bill creates a program to subsidize private companies up to $25,000 to hire recruiting services to find potential employees who live in other states. This bill also creates an improper government program to provide a $5,000 grant for college graduates to purchase a home. In addition to several other improper uses of taxpayer money, this bill also creates a $1,200 tax deduction for an out-of-state teleworker to pay for broadband.
1137. HB 1137
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions regarding the determination of true value of land used for agricultural purposes.
Analysis:
1138. HB 1138
Not Rated
Retirement; allow certain members of PERS to purchase creditable service for service with non-PERS employers.
Analysis:
1139. HB 1139
Good Policy
Income, sales and use taxes; remove requirement that certain taxpayers pay June tax liability on or before June 25.
Analysis: This bill increases government accountability by removing a statutory pre-payment month instituted by the Legislature several years ago to fill a budget deficit. This bill returns the due date of tax liability in our state for the month of June to its pre-existing, consistent date in line with the due date for each month throughout the year.
1140. HB 1140
Bad Policy
First-degree murder; include unlawful distribution of controlled substances, when the distribution is proximate cause of death.
Analysis:
1141. HB 1141
Not Rated
Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Program Act; create.
Analysis:
1142. HB 1142
Bad Policy
Construction; revise contractor's tax regarding certain, require permits in counties/municipalities with construction codes.
Analysis: This bill expands the scope and authority of government beyond its proper role and places additional regulations, restrictions, and fees on individuals and reduces their ability to freely participate in the marketplace. Government should reduce its interference in the free market.
1143. HB 1143
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health Department to provide epi-pens and AEDs in IHLs, community colleges and schools.
Analysis:
1144. HB 1144
Not Rated
Income tax; provide a credit for taxpayers who claim a federal earned income tax credit.
Analysis:
1145. HB 1145
Not Rated
State agencies; prohibit disclosure of identifying information received from program applicants.
Analysis:
1146. HB 1146
Not Rated
Mississippi Mosquito and West Nile Virus Awareness Week; designate April 13-19 annually as.
Analysis:
1147. HB 1147
Not Rated
State holiday; remove Robert E. Lee's birthday as legal.
Analysis:
1148. HB 1148
Not Rated
Indigenous People Day; designate second Monday in October as legal state holiday in observance of.
Analysis:
1149. HB 1149
Not Rated
Crimes; require specification of degree of mental culpability required for commission of.
Analysis:
1150. HB 1150
Not Rated
Income tax refund; provide check off on individual form to allow contribution to State General Fund.
Analysis:
1151. HB 1151
Not Rated
School enrollment; authorize child transferred to out of school district to remain enrolled after parent's retirement from that school.
Analysis:
1152. HB 1152
Not Rated
'The Rational Use of Product Act'; create.
Analysis:
1153. HB 1153
Not Rated
Stand-alone ice vending machines; exempt bags or other containers used to store ice from including certain information on its label.
Analysis:
1154. HB 1154
Not Rated
Mississippi Outdoors and Natural Resources Fund; create to provide source of private funds to promote outdoors and natural resources.
Analysis:
1155. HB 1155
Not Rated
Compensation for members of boards of supervisors; revise.
Analysis:
1156. HB 1156
Not Rated
Public property; authorize certain state property conveyed to Jackson to be used for park and recreational purposes.
Analysis:
1157. HB 1157
Good Policy
Golf carts and low-speed vehicles; allow municipalities to authorize operation on certain municipal streets.
Analysis: This bill removes an unnecessary restriction on individuals’ day freedom of movement within municipalities.
1158. HB 1158
Not Rated
Graves and abandoned public cemeteries; create process to enter and exit without landowner's permission.
Analysis:
1159. HB 1159
Not Rated
Municipal annexation; provide that an election shall be held on the question of.
Analysis:
1160. HB 1160
Neutral
Dual Credit Community College Scholarship Program; create.
Analysis: This bill has the potential to increase spending, but it does not mandate increased spending. This bill establishes a special fund scholarship program; however, the continued operation of the program is dependent upon Legislative appropriation. If no money is appropriated the program is suspended. (See lines 102 – 103)
1161. HB 1161
Not Rated
Mississippi Law Enforcement Interaction Course Act; enact for implementation in public school curriculum.
Analysis:
1162. HB 1162
Not Rated
Abortion; revise physician requirement and prohibit facilities from selling stem cells.
Analysis:
1163. HB 1163
Not Rated
COVID-19; prohibit use of state funds for mandatory administration of vaccine against.
Analysis:
1164. HB 1164
Not Rated
CDL; prohibit for any person convicted under Mississippi Human Trafficking Act.
Analysis:
1165. HB 1165
Not Rated
Window tint regulation; revise medical exemption.
Analysis:
1166. HB 1166
Not Rated
Health insurance; prohibit premium surcharges based on vaccination or nonvaccination for the prevention of COVID-19.
Analysis:
1167. HB 1167
Neutral
State flags; Secretary of State shall procure for display on Capitol grounds and provided to legislators to give to the public.
Analysis:
1168. HB 1168
Not Rated
Telemedicine; revise for purposes of health insurance and employee benefit plans.
Analysis:
1169. HB 1169
Not Rated
Developmental and physical disabilities; require health insurance policies cover similar to autism spectrum disorder requirement.
Analysis:
1170. HB 1170
Not Rated
Constables; authorize counties to pay additional compensation to when courts are closed for more than 30 days.
Analysis:
1171. HB 1171
Not Rated
County jail dockets; require additional data for transparency purpose and require uniform recording of data.
Analysis:
1172. HB 1172
Not Rated
Social media company community standards; require court to issue injunction when plaintiff demonstrates violation of by a defendant's communications on social media platform.
Analysis:
1173. HB 1173
Not Rated
Retail food establishments; prohibit from imposing cost-plus pricing formulas.
Analysis:
1174. HB 1174
Neutral
Department of Corrections; authorize to provide for hospice care services to inmates with a terminal illness.
Analysis: This bill removes unnecessary restrictions to the proper functioning of the Department of Corrections as it relates to providing care for terminally ill inmates. Government should, when possible, remove unnecessary restrictions on its own ability to effectively and efficiently operate in its proper role.
1175. HB 1175
Not Rated
Patriot Guard Act; create.
Analysis:
1176. HB 1176
Not Rated
Presidential election; prohibit release of popular vote until after meeting of electors in the states.
Analysis:
1177. HB 1177
Neutral
General laws and journals of legislative sessions; copies of not provided to certain recipients of unless specifically requested.
Analysis:
1178. HB 1178
Not Rated
MAEP; determine cost of using Average Daily Membership (ADM) in lieu of ADA with 90% threshold attendance trigger.
Analysis:
1179. HB 1179
Neutral
William F. Winter and Jack Reed, Sr., Teacher Loan Repayment Program; create.
Analysis: This bill attempts to consolidate and streamline Mississippi's education repayment programs.
1180. HB 1180
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize rebate for certain residents with employment outside Mississippi.
Analysis:
1181. HB 1181
Neutral
The MS Registered Agents Act; revise to include 'email address.'
Analysis: This bill does not expand the size, scope, or power of government. This bill adds an email address part of the information submitted to the state when filing for appointment as a registered agent.
1182. HB 1182
Neutral
Veterans; provide uniform definition and include NOAA Corps.
Analysis:
1183. HB 1183
Not Rated
Presidential electors; revise selection of to be one from each congressional district and two from the state at-large.
Analysis:
1184. HB 1184
Not Rated
Community and junior colleges; expand workforce development partnerships.
Analysis:
1185. HB 1185
Not Rated
Civics; require State Board of Education to develop curriculum for public middle and high school students.
Analysis:
1186. HB 1186
Not Rated
United States Highway 49; designate segment from Hinds County to Coahoma County as an historic highway.
Analysis:
1187. HB 1187
Not Rated
Habitually disruptive students; require to be evaluated for disability under IDEA after second incident of disruptive behavior.
Analysis:
1188. HB 1188
Not Rated
Election commissioners; require board of supervisors to provide insurance coverage for.
Analysis:
1189. HB 1189
Not Rated
The Crown Act; create to prohibit discrimination based on hairstyles in workplace and schools.
Analysis:
1190. HB 1190
Not Rated
Open Meetings; include subcommittee in the definition of public body in provisions for.
Analysis:
1191. HB 1191
Not Rated
Retirement; PERS members convicted of job-related felonies shall be terminated from system.
Analysis:
1192. HB 1192
Not Rated
Air rifle; authorize use during open season with guns for individuals exempt from hunting license requirement by reason of disablility.
Analysis:
1193. HB 1193
Not Rated
Noxubee County; authorize assessments on misdemeanor convictions and nonadjudications to repair county courthouse/county owned facilities.
Analysis:
1194. HB 1194
Not Rated
Appropriations; phase in 25% reduction for agencies and departments over ten years.
Analysis:
1195. HB 1195
Neutral
Electric bicycles; regulate.
Analysis: While this bill does create new regulations, this bill as a whole restricts government authority regarding the use of electric bicycles. Government should reduce regulations and limit intrusion in and restrictions on activities of individuals.
1196. HB 1196
Not Rated
State Board of Funeral Service; extend repealer on.
Analysis:
1197. HB 1197
Not Rated
Dual-phase design-build method of construction contracting; revise certain provisions of.
Analysis:
1198. HB 1198
Not Rated
Dual-phase design-build method of construction contracting; revise certain provisions of.
Analysis:
1199. HB 1199
Not Rated
Commission on Status of Women; require that all vacancies be filled and meeting held by July 1, 2021.
Analysis:
1200. HB 1200
Not Rated
'Mississippi Mask Usage Act'; enact to require masks to be worn in federal and state government facilities.
Analysis:
1201. HB 1201
Not Rated
State Public Defender; revise certain powers and duties of.
Analysis:
1202. HB 1202
Not Rated
Postsecondary educational institutions; require 50% in person instruction as condition of receiving legislative appropriation.
Analysis:
1203. HB 1203
Not Rated
Heathcare Contracting Simplification Act; create.
Analysis:
1204. HB 1204
Not Rated
Department of Child Protection Services; require search for relatives of child taken into custody and establish placement preferences.
Analysis:
1205. HB 1205
Bad Policy
Telemedicine; revise definition for provisions of law regarding coverage for telemedicine services.
Analysis: This bill interferes with free market principles in the healthcare sector. This bill eliminates the ability to use FaceTime, Skype or Zoom to do telemedicine by including the words “HIPAA- compliant" in the definition. (See line 38) This is a step backward. During the current pandemic especially, we need to open up telemedicine in line with the positive changes being made by the federal government in regards to regulation reform and removal of barriers to access. Unfortunately, this bill does the opposite. Minus “HIPAA-Compliant" which is unnecessary on its face as privacy protection is an obligation of the medical provider not the telecommunications system, this bill would be Good Policy that would move Mississippi in a better direction toward greater healthcare access for all citizens.
1206. HB 1206
Not Rated
Driver's license; revise certain requirements and create certificate for driving.
Analysis:
1207. HB 1207
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:
1208. HB 1208
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:
1209. HB 1209
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with improvements to Livingston Park.
Analysis:
1210. HB 1210
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with improvements to Sykes Park.
Analysis:
1211. HB 1211
Not Rated
Administrative hearing procedures for Commission on Marine Resources; revise to authorize executive director of Department of Marine Resources to make final decisions during.
Analysis:
1212. HB 1212
Not Rated
Governor; if appointments to offices not timely reported to Senate, Lt. Governor has authority to make the appointments.
Analysis:
1213. HB 1213
Good Policy
State Personnel Board; require exempted agencies' reports to include quantifiable data and to be sent to SPB, PEER and LBO.
Analysis: This bill increases government accountability and transparency and could potentially reduce government spending. This bill adds the requirement of quantifiable data to the contents of reports produced by exempted agencies and adds the Joint Legislative Budget Office and PEER to the list of required recipients of such reports.
1214. HB 1214
Not Rated
Charter schools; reconstitute authorizer board and require formula to ensure equitable distribution of local funds.
Analysis:
1215. HB 1215
Not Rated
Parole Board; bring forward sections relating to powers and duties of.
Analysis:
1216. HB 1216
Not Rated
Correctional system cost-per-day reviews; transfer responsibility from PEER to MDOC.
Analysis:
1217. HB 1217
Not Rated
'Ban-the-Box Act'; create to prohibit public employers from using criminal history as a bar to employment.
Analysis:
1218. HB 1218
Not Rated
Mississippi Fair Housing Act; create.
Analysis:
1219. HB 1219
Not Rated
DHS; develop process to ensure that subgrantees reflect the demographic makeup of the eligible population for the grants.
Analysis:
1220. HB 1220
Not Rated
IHL; continue annual deposits into Ayers Settlement Fund for 10 years and end reductions to Ayers Endowment Trust.
Analysis:
1221. HB 1221
Not Rated
Wire tapping; authorize the Cyber Crime Division within the Attorney General's office to investigate child exploitation cases.
Analysis:
1222. HB 1222
Not Rated
Intimate visual material; create civil and criminal liability for unlawful disclosure or promotion of.
Analysis:
1223. HB 1223
Not Rated
County elected officers; provide that salaries shall not be reduced due to reduction in total assessed valuation or population.
Analysis:
1224. HB 1224
Not Rated
Bulletproof Vests Revolving Fund; create.
Analysis:
1225. HB 1225
Not Rated
Nonviolent offenders; require certain segregated housing, repeal 85% rule, expand authority of judge to make eligible for parole.
Analysis:
1226. HB 1226
Not Rated
Fifteenth Circuit Court Districts; remove residency requirement for Pearl River County and reduce the number of judges for the district.
Analysis:
1227. HB 1227
Not Rated
Fifteenth Circuit Court District; reduce the number of judges for.
Analysis:
1228. HB 1228
Not Rated
Fifteenth Circuit Court District; revise residency requirement.
Analysis:
1229. HB 1229
Not Rated
Wildlife management areas; authorize use of mobility-related devices on trails for certain individuals.
Analysis:
1230. HB 1230
Not Rated
Mississippi Development Authority; allow businesses located on tribal lands to be eligible for certain discretionary programs.
Analysis:
1231. HB 1231
Bad Policy
Mississippi Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund; create.
Analysis: This bill, in its amended form, expands the size of government by creating a special fund for purposes outside the proper role of government and a new government board for the management of money taken from Mississippi taxpayers. In addition, this bill increases government spending by authorizing per diem for board members. Government should reduce its overall spending and not create new ways to funnel taxpayer money from the state’s general fund to earmarked programs. This bill is a clear example of putting lipstick on pork projects and calling them conservation projects.
1232. HB 1232
Not Rated
Hinds County; authorize assessments on convictions/nonadjudications to repair pre-trial detention centers and courthouses.
Analysis:
1233. HB 1233
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Fayette with improvements to Main Street.
Analysis:
1234. HB 1234
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Fayette with improvements to Spring Street.
Analysis:
1235. HB 1235
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Claiborne, Franklin, Jefferson and Warren Counties with infrastructure improvements.
Analysis:
1236. HB 1236
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Port Gibson with road improvements.
Analysis:
1237. HB 1237
Not Rated
PEER committee; require to review the operations of Child Protection Services.
Analysis:
1238. HB 1238
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of feminine hygiene products, contraceptive products, baby formula and diapers.
Analysis:
1239. HB 1239
Not Rated
Health care practitioner; require to wear photo ID name tag that includes the type of license held by the practitioner.
Analysis:
1240. HB 1240
Not Rated
Colonel Guy Groff State Variable Compensation Plan; allow certain agency heads to implement components of.
Analysis:
1241. HB 1241
Not Rated
Instant-runoff voting; authorize for certain elections.
Analysis:
1242. HB 1242
Not Rated
Online voter registration; authorize for first-time registrants.
Analysis:
1243. HB 1243
Not Rated
State Superintendent of Public Education; align salary of to no more than 150% of Governor's salary.
Analysis:
1244. HB 1244
Not Rated
MAEP; remove the requirement for collection of fees in lieu of taxes as a portion of local contribution requirement.
Analysis:
1245. HB 1245
Neutral
MDOT; require maintenance of rights-of-way of state highways inside municipal limits with 10,000 or less population.
Analysis: This bill specifies the responsible party for maintenance of state highways inside specific municipal limits. While the government should seek to reduce overall spending, essential core functions of government must be maintained. These functions include the maintenance of our roads and their rights-of-way to ensure the safety of our citizens. The responsible party for performing this core function should be the state as the specific rights-of-way addressed in this bill are on state highways.
1246. HB 1246
Not Rated
Capitol Complex Improvement District; authorize demolition of slum and blighted properties located within.
Analysis:
1247. HB 1247
Not Rated
Sheriffs and police officers; require availability of less-lethal force option while on duty.
Analysis:
1248. HB 1248
Not Rated
Casinos; revise locations in Tunica County where may locate.
Analysis:
1249. HB 1249
Bad Policy
Radar; delete population threshold for municipal law enforcement to use on public streets of municipality.
Analysis: This bill expands government authority.
1250. HB 1250
Not Rated
Fresh Start Act; revise certain portions of.
Analysis:
1251. HB 1251
Bad Policy
Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission; return to a special fund agency.
Analysis: This bill reestablishes the Worker’s Compensation Commission as a special fund agency. This action reverses the 2016 legislation aimed at increasing government accountability and transparency, which eliminated nearly all special funding of government agencies and departments.
1252. HB 1252
Good Policy
Public Service Commission; provide certain requirements regarding public proceedings and information.
Analysis: This bill increases government transparency and accountability by requiring webcasts and archives of webcasts of Public Service Commission meetings and that all proceedings be transcribed. This bill could also potentially lead to increased government efficiency and reduction of unnecessary restrictions and regulations as the Public Service Commissioners will most certainly be more cognizant in their actions knowing that all meetings will be transcribed and archived.
1253. HB 1253
Bad Policy
Construction management at risk method of project delivery; revise certain provisions related to.
Analysis: This bill combines two bills. The first deals with construction management at risk. This portion of the bill adds a new category to the list of the types of projects for which the Department of Transportation can seek bids for contracted work. The second part of the bill is copied verbatim from HB 539, which is a Career and Technical Education bill. This portion of the bill expands existing government-run education beyond its already improper role. This bill creates new broad and extremely vague topics as requirements for schools to incorporate into the curriculum of their career track programs, including but not limited to “social graces" and “cognitive and emotional empathy.” (See lines 298-302) Not only does this bill place additional burdens on schools to meet these requirements which will inevitably lead to increased spending, but this bill also adds specific course requirements to career track programs which decreases students’ ability to tailor their course work to the career areas they are pursuing. This bill, whether intentional or not, will do more harm than good.
1254. HB 1254
Not Rated
2021 Mississippi Education Task Force; create to review state regulations and accountability system.
Analysis:
1255. HB 1255
Not Rated
Mississippi Dementia Care Program; create pilot program to provide services for caregivers of and persons with Alzheimer's or dementia.
Analysis:
1256. HB 1256
Neutral
State Auditor; increase fee to be charged by for performing audits and other services.
Analysis:
1257. HB 1257
Not Rated
Public school athletics; establish study committee to evaluate transferring administration to local governments.
Analysis:
1258. HB 1258
Not Rated
Posting injurious messages; repeal code section held unconstitutional.
Analysis:
1259. HB 1259
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Corrections to establish and maintain certain educational classes for inmates.
Analysis:
1260. HB 1260
Not Rated
2021 Women's Economic Security Act; create.
Analysis:
1261. HB 1261
Not Rated
Women's Economic Security Act of 2021; create.
Analysis:
1262. HB 1262
Not Rated
Occupational licensing; provide for recognition of out-of-state license if applicants satisfy certain conditions.
Analysis:
1263. HB 1263
Good Policy
Occupational licensing; provide for recognition of out-of-state licenses if applicants satisfy certain conditions.
Analysis: This bill reduces obstacles to work and encourages talented individuals to move to Mississippi, growing our population and our economy.
1264. HB 1264
Not Rated
Occupational licensing; provide for recognition of out-of-state licenses if applicants satisfy certain conditions.
Analysis:
1265. HB 1265
Not Rated
Occupational license; revise judicial review related to suspension of.
Analysis:
1266. HB 1266
Not Rated
Occupational license; revise judicial review related to suspension of.
Analysis:
1267. HB 1267
Not Rated
Occupational license; revise judicial review related to suspension of.
Analysis:
1268. HB 1268
Not Rated
Marriage and family therapists; may be issued temporary license to nonresidents to practice in nonprofit facility.
Analysis:
1269. HB 1269
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require for employees of the opposite sex in the same work establishment.
Analysis:
1270. HB 1270
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require for employees of opposite sex in the same work establishment.
Analysis:
1271. HB 1271
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require for women in the same work establishment.
Analysis:
1272. HB 1272
Not Rated
Employee wages; require to be paid equally for women and men.
Analysis:
1273. HB 1273
Not Rated
Marriage; remove prohibition for same-sex.
Analysis:
1274. HB 1274
Not Rated
Marriage license; provide same age of consent for females and males.
Analysis:
1275. HB 1275
Not Rated
Sexually oriented materials prohibited from being provided to youth; remove certain terms from.
Analysis:
1276. HB 1276
Not Rated
Adoption; remove prohibition against same gender.
Analysis:
1277. HB 1277
Not Rated
Evelyn Gandy Fair Pay Act; create to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex.
Analysis:
1278. HB 1278
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require employees of opposite sex in the same work establishment.
Analysis:
1279. HB 1279
Not Rated
Cosmetology licensure laws; increase education requirement for nail technicians and require CE in sanitation.
Analysis:
1280. HB 1280
Not Rated
Nursing homes; require to purchase and maintain a minimum amount of liability insurance.
Analysis:
1281. HB 1281
Not Rated
MS Accountability and Transparency Act; revise to include certain counties and municipalities.
Analysis:
1282. HB 1282
Not Rated
Municipalities; clarify authority of to regulate exercise of free speech near medical facilities.
Analysis:
1283. HB 1283
Not Rated
Unemployment Insurance Integrity Act of 2021; create.
Analysis:
1284. HB 1284
Bad Policy
Department of Revenue License Tag Acquisition Fund; revise certain provisions regarding.
Analysis: This bill decreases government accountability and transparency by removing the requirement that the Department of Revenue License Tag Acquisition Fund receive an appropriation from the Legislature for its operations and moves this fund back to a special fund agency. This action is a reversal of the 2016 legislation enacted to streamline the funding process and increase accountability and transparency in government spending. By returning this fund to a special fund agency status, expenditures will not have direct oversight by the Legislature. Appropriation is a core function of the Legislature, the authority of which should not be ceded to agency and department heads who not accountable to the people of Mississippi.
1285. HB 1285
Not Rated
Stay on Track Act of 2021; create.
Analysis:
1286. HB 1286
Not Rated
'Mississippi Country of Origin Labeling Law of 2009'; revise to also require notice of country of processing.
Analysis:
1287. HB 1287
Not Rated
Sixteenth section land; authorize leasing of certain classified land to cities/counties for less than minimum percentage of market value.
Analysis:
1288. HB 1288
Not Rated
Charter vessel operator's permit; create to authorize the sale of alcoholic beverages by the holder of.
Analysis:
1289. HB 1289
Not Rated
Open accounts; revise definition and require account creditor to send demand to current address of account debtor through certain means.
Analysis:
1290. HB 1290
Neutral
Attorney General; allow salaries of assistants to exceed statutory limitation under certain circumstances.
Analysis:
1291. HB 1291
Not Rated
Statues and monuments; prohibit removal of certain unless authorized by an act of the Legislature.
Analysis:
1292. HB 1292
Not Rated
Municipal annexation; require an election be held in the proposed annexed territory.
Analysis:
1293. HB 1293
Not Rated
Collegiate athletics; authorize student athletes to receive compensation and have legal representation.
Analysis:
1294. HB 1294
Not Rated
Socialism curriculum; require to be included in public secondary and postsecondary schools.
Analysis:
1295. HB 1295
Not Rated
Child support; prohibit imputation of income based on a standard amount in lieu of gathering facts.
Analysis:
1296. HB 1296
Not Rated
Historic property income tax credit; revise certain provisions regarding.
Analysis:
1297. HB 1297
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for the Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund.
Analysis: This bill increases state government debt. This bill states the “necessity for the issuance of bonds only in the amount necessary to match projected federal funds available through the following federal fiscal year.” Government should not increase the state's debt based on projected federal funds. All government funds are taxpayers’ money. Policies such as this place debts not only on current taxpayers but also on future generations.
1298. HB 1298
Not Rated
Career and technical education; revise curriculum, instructor license requirements and certain assessments.
Analysis:
1299. HB 1299
Not Rated
Skill terminal devices; authorize operation of under in MS Lottery Corporation and impose tax on to support PERS.
Analysis:
1300. HB 1300
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Education to provide grants to school districts to establish telehealth programs.
Analysis:
1301. HB 1301
Good Policy
Career and technical education; revise curriculum, instructor license requirements and certain assessments.
Analysis: This bill returns career and technical education to our state’s public schools in a meaningful way. This bill promotes individual liberty for our public school students by giving public school students viable options to pursue instead of the one-size-fits-all approach. This bill also decreases inefficiency in education bureaucracy by creating a statutory procedure to bring individuals who are skilled in trades and experienced in various professions into our public school classroom as licensed educators. Ideally parents should be in charge of their children’s education, but one cannot deny that public schools serve an integral role in the potential prosperity of our posterity. This bill provides much needed improvements in our state’s public education system to expand our state’s skilled labor force and provide students with skills for life. **This bill also brings forward code section relating to dual enrollment, which requires greater scrutiny of this bill as it moves through the legislative process. The rating of this bill is subject to change.
1302. HB 1302
Good Policy
Optometry; Board shall define practice of, and authorize to perform certain procedures and use and prescribe certain drugs.
Analysis: This bill encourages increased participation in the healthcare market by removing restrictions on specifics services provided by optometrists. The government should remove restrictions and regulations where possible. Individual freedom to participate in the marketplace should be preserved to the fullest extent possible.
1303. HB 1303
Good Policy
Advanced practice registered nurses; revise certain provisions relating to, including collaboration requirement.
Analysis: This bill removes barriers to healthcare access and encourages increased participation in the healthcare market. The government should remove restrictions and regulations where possible. Individual freedom to participate in the marketplace should be preserved to the fullest extent possible.
1304. HB 1304
Not Rated
CON; issue for comprehensive medical rehabilitation beds and services in Rankin County.
Analysis:
1305. HB 1305
Not Rated
Health Care Certificate of Need Law; repeal.
Analysis:
1306. HB 1306
Not Rated
CON; remove moratorium on issuance for new home health agencies or expansion of existing agencies.
Analysis:
1307. HB 1307
Not Rated
CON laws; shall not apply in counties designated by MDA as a growth and prosperity county.
Analysis:
1308. HB 1308
Not Rated
CON; authorize for nursing home in Jones County.
Analysis:
1309. HB 1309
Not Rated
CON; provide for exception to home health agency moratorium for certain hospice licensees.
Analysis:
1310. HB 1310
Not Rated
CON; remove services and equipment from requirement for.
Analysis:
1311. HB 1311
Not Rated
No-knock warrants; prohibit issuance of.
Analysis:
1312. HB 1312
Neutral
State Board of Cosmetology; extend repealer on.
Analysis: This bill expands the scope of government authority. This bill not only extends the life of a board that interferes in Mississippians' participation in the free market both as consumers and suppliers, causing undue burdens on individuals in our state attempting to positively contribute to the overall strength of our state’s economy as well as provide for themselves and their families, but this bill also adds additional categories of services to the list of services over which the State Board of Cosmetology claims authority. This policy is not in line with the proper role of government and is not necessary to preserve the safety and health of our citizens. This bill does the opposite by depressing individuals’ ability to simply earn a living.
1313. HB 1313
Neutral
State Board of Funeral Service; extend repealer on.
Analysis: This bill maintains an existing board of which its function, if preserved at all, should be drastically reduced to only necessary services within the proper role of government. Such services should be provided by an applicable existing government agency or department, such as the Department of Health.
1314. HB 1314
Bad Policy
Architects; revise licensing laws to authorize multi-disciplinary firms with landscape architects and interior designers.
Analysis: This bill expands government authority and reduces individual freedom and liberty to participate in the free exchange of goods and services. This bill adds landscape architects and interior designers to our state’s already exhaustive list of occupations under state purview. This language of this bill is extremely crafty and yet dangerously vague. This bill appears to indirectly require landscape architects and interior designers working in our state to either work with or hold themselves a certificate to practice architecture. The legal-ease of this bill alone institutes a new, unnecessary restriction on working individuals in our state.
1315. HB 1315
Good Policy
Occupational licenses; repeal those for art therapists, auctioneers, interior designers, wigologists and massage therapists.
Analysis:
1316. HB 1316
Not Rated
Income tax; eliminate.
Analysis:
1317. HB 1317
Not Rated
CON; issue to Panola Medical Center for adult psych beds and to North MS Medical Center for child psych beds.
Analysis:
1318. HB 1318
Not Rated
Cosmetology Board; remove threading and makeup artistry from regulation by.
Analysis:
1319. HB 1319
Not Rated
MS Professional Massage Therapy Act; extend repelaer on.
Analysis:
1320. HB 1320
Not Rated
Cosmetology licensure laws; remove threading and applying and removing eyelash extensions from application of.
Analysis:
1321. HB 1321
Not Rated
Utility shutoffs; revise governor's authority regarding.
Analysis:
1322. HB 1322
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize credit for certain railroad reconstruction/replacement expenditures.
Analysis:
1323. HB 1323
Good Policy
Open meeting; authorize executive session for discussion of plans to combat human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Analysis: This bill preserves individuals’ privacy and potentially increases the efficiency and effectiveness of law enforcement activities focused on human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children. *This bill also brings forward an additional code section with no changes in this bill in its current form.
1324. HB 1324
Not Rated
Emergency executive order; limit state of emergency orders to 30 days.
Analysis:
1325. HB 1325
Not Rated
Sales tax; revise counties eligible for diversion of revenue from certain tax increment financing projects.
Analysis:
1326. HB 1326
Good Policy
Compact for a Balanced Budget; revise delegate membership and extend sunset provision.
Analysis: This bill establishes an interstate compact among Alaska, Georgia, Mississippi and North Dakota. The compact's goal is to pressure the federal government to add an amendment to the United States Constitution that would require Congress to pass budgets with particular rules. The compact authors hope that, if enough states adopt the compact, it would fast-track an eventual amendment that would ideally be passed by April 2021. In addition to the four states currently in the compact, compact supporters have targeted 24 other states to ratify the compact. This compact will also require congressional consent before it can be ratified.
1327. HB 1327
Good Policy
State of emergency; provide a maximum time period for and authorize Department of Health to store dead bodies if necessary.
Analysis:
1328. HB 1328
Neutral
The MS Warrants Task Force; create to study the issuance and execution of warrants in the state.
Analysis: This bill does not expand nor contract the size or scope of government.
1329. HB 1329
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of groceries.
Analysis:
1330. HB 1330
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Woodland with expansion of Woodland Clinic.
Analysis:
1331. HB 1331
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Houston with repair and renovation of the Bijou-Dream Theater.
Analysis:
1332. HB 1332
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Woodland with construction of a park.
Analysis:
1333. HB 1333
Not Rated
Town of Wesson; authorize the use of low-speed vehicles and golf carts on certain public roads.
Analysis:
1334. HB 1334
Not Rated
Town of Georgetown; authorize use of low-speed vehicles and golf carts on certain public roads.
Analysis:
1335. HB 1335
Not Rated
Lincoln County; include food sold at county's civic center as retail merchandise when processing electronic payments for such merchandise.
Analysis:
1336. HB 1336
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Starkville with certain drainage projects.
Analysis:
1337. HB 1337
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Artesia with drainage improvements.
Analysis:
1338. HB 1338
Bad Policy
City of Vicksburg; authorize contributions to American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program.
Analysis: This is a clear abuse of power and it is, in effect, socialized charity. The giving of money to charities and nonprofits should be a personal decision made by the taxpayer. If local governments have enough money to give to charities they should seek to cut taxes instead. Also many municipalities give money to charities and nonprofits and in the same year ask the legislature to approve bonds on their behalf, this means that all Mississippians now pay for the local governments obsessive and abusive spending.
1339. HB 1339
Bad Policy
City of Vicksburg; authorize contributions to Storehouse Community Food Pantry.
Analysis: This is a clear abuse of power and it is, in effect, socialized charity. The giving of money to charities and nonprofits should be a personal decision made by the taxpayer. If local governments have enough money to give to charities they should seek to cut taxes instead. Also many municipalities give money to charities and nonprofits and in the same year ask the legislature to approve bonds on their behalf, this means that all Mississippians now pay for the local governments obsessive and abusive spending.
1340. HB 1340
Bad Policy
City of Vicksburg; authorize contributions to Read by Third Grade, a Tutorial Program for At-Risk Students.
Analysis: This is a clear abuse of power and it is, in effect, socialized charity. The giving of money to charities and nonprofits should be a personal decision made by the taxpayer. If local governments have enough money to give to charities they should seek to cut taxes instead. Also many municipalities give money to charities and nonprofits and in the same year ask the legislature to approve bonds on their behalf, this means that all Mississippians now pay for the local governments obsessive and abusive spending.
1341. HB 1341
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Mental Health for additional funding for community health centers to expand outpatient services for former inmates.
Analysis:
1342. HB 1342
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with renovating the Russell C. Davis Planetarium.
Analysis:
1343. HB 1343
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Meadville with certain projects.
Analysis:
1344. HB 1344
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Rankin County with improvements to Andrew Chapel Road.
Analysis:
1345. HB 1345
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to the Jackson Public Schools District's Career Development Center.
Analysis:
1346. HB 1346
Not Rated
City of Guntown; authorize use of low-speed vehicles and golf carts on certain public streets.
Analysis:
1347. HB 1347
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist enterprises operating certain hydroponic facilities.
Analysis:
1348. HB 1348
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Philadelphia with levee system improvements.
Analysis:
1349. HB 1349
Not Rated
Marshall County; authorize hiring of additional part-time assistant county prosecuting attorneys.
Analysis:
1350. HB 1350
Bad Policy
City of Ripley; extend repeal date on hotel/motel and restaurant tax.
Analysis: This bill reduces government accountability by maintaining a “temporary” tax beyond the specified termination date approved by voters upon its implementation.
1351. HB 1351
Bad Policy
Bonds; increase amount that may be issued for the Local Governments and Rural Water Systems Improvements Revolving Loan Fund.
Analysis: This bill increases state government debt and reduces government accountability by authorizing an increase in the amount of state obligation bonds for projects within local governments and rural water systems. State government should not spend taxpayer money, especially taxpayer money it does not currently possess, on projects that it has no authority to audit. Neither local governments nor rural water systems fall under the authority of Mississippi’s State Auditor. This bill is irresponsible fiscal policy and will inevitably lead to additional burdens on future generations of Mississippians.
1352. HB 1352
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize for West Jackson County Utility District construction of new water and sewer infrastructure at I-10 corridor.
Analysis:
1353. HB 1353
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist West Jackson County Utility District in paying costs of constructing a water tank.
Analysis:
1354. HB 1354
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to Port of Vicksburg.
Analysis: The city of Vicksburg has 5 local and private bills seeking to give over $300,000 of taxpayer dollars to charities and nonprofits and yet they are asking the state to bond 3 million dollars in this bill for port improvements. This is a gross abuse of power by the city of Vicksburg which seems to have money to give away yet it seeks to burden all the taxpayers of Mississippi by borrowing money that they could simply appropriate from existing funds.
1355. HB 1355
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for acquiring and renovating property to house Hinds CC Maritime Training Center in Vicksburg.
Analysis: The city of Vicksburg has 5 local and private bills seeking to give over $300,000 of taxpayer dollars to charities and nonprofits and yet they are asking the state to bond 1 million dollars in this bill for a maritime training center. This is a gross abuse of power by the city of Vicksburg which seems to have money to give away yet it seeks to burden all the taxpayers of Mississippi by borrowing money that they could simply appropriate from existing funds.
1356. HB 1356
Not Rated
Income tax; revise deduction for depreciation regarding certain aircraft and equipment.
Analysis:
1357. HB 1357
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for the Mississippi Community Heritage Preservation Grant Fund.
Analysis:
1358. HB 1358
Bad Policy
City of Vicksburg; authorize certain funding for nonprofit museums within the city.
Analysis: This is a clear abuse of power and it is, in effect, socialized charity. The giving of money to charities and nonprofits should be a personal decision made by the taxpayer. If local governments have enough money to give to charities they should seek to cut taxes instead. Also many municipalities give money to charities and nonprofits and in the same year ask the legislature to approve bonds on their behalf, this means that all Mississippians now pay for the local governments obsessive and abusive spending.
1359. HB 1359
Bad Policy
City of Vicksburg; authorize to execute certain agreement to make contributions to Vicksburg Warren Economic Development Foundation.
Analysis: This is a clear abuse of power and is, in effect, socialized charity. The giving of money to charities and nonprofits should be a personal decision made by the taxpayer. If local governments have enough money to give to charities they should seek to cut taxes instead. Also many municipalities give money to charities and nonprofits and in the same year ask the legislature to approve bonds on their behalf, this means that all Mississippians now pay for the local governments obsessive and abusive spending.
1360. HB 1360
Bad Policy
Appropriation; additional for the Department of Marine Resources for Fiscal Year 2021.
Analysis: This bill increases government spending and decreases accountability. This bill adds an additional $2,000,000 to last year's budget for the Department of Marine resources with limited explanation as to the specific need for this additional money appropriated outside of the appropriation process for last year's budget.
1361. HB 1361
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Byhalia with infrastructure improvements.
Analysis:
1362. HB 1362
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Adams County with completion of the Belwood Levee.
Analysis:
1363. HB 1363
Not Rated
Income tax; exempt all compensation of persons retired from military.
Analysis:
1364. HB 1364
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance of revenue bonds for various transportation projects and temporarily increase gasoline and diesel fuel excise taxes.
Analysis:
1365. HB 1365
Not Rated
Appropriation; Athletic Commission.
Analysis:
1366. HB 1366
Not Rated
Appropriation; Barber Examiners, Board of.
Analysis:
1367. HB 1367
Not Rated
Appropriation; Cosmetology, Board of.
Analysis:
1368. HB 1368
Not Rated
Appropriation; Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists, Board of Examiners for.
Analysis:
1369. HB 1369
Not Rated
Appropriation; Medical Licensure, Board of.
Analysis:
1370. HB 1370
Not Rated
Appropriation; Nursing, Board of.
Analysis:
1371. HB 1371
Not Rated
Appropriation; Nursing Home Administrators, Board of.
Analysis:
1372. HB 1372
Not Rated
Appropriation; Optometry, Board of.
Analysis:
1373. HB 1373
Not Rated
Appropriation; Physical Therapy Board.
Analysis:
1374. HB 1374
Not Rated
Appropriation; Psychology, Board of.
Analysis:
1375. HB 1375
Not Rated
Appropriation; Engineers and Land Surveyors, Board of Registration for Professional.
Analysis:
1376. HB 1376
Not Rated
Appropriation; Auctioneers Commission.
Analysis:
1377. HB 1377
Not Rated
Appropriation: Real Estate Commission and Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board.
Analysis:
1378. HB 1378
Not Rated
Appropriation; District attorneys and staff.
Analysis:
1379. HB 1379
Not Rated
Appropriation; Insurance, Department of.
Analysis:
1380. HB 1380
Not Rated
Appropriation; Fire Academy.
Analysis:
1381. HB 1381
Not Rated
Appropriation; Legislative expenses.
Analysis:
1382. HB 1382
Not Rated
Appropriation; Capital Post-Conviction Counsel, Office of.
Analysis:
1383. HB 1383
Not Rated
Appropriation; State Public Defender, Office of.
Analysis:
1384. HB 1384
Not Rated
Appropriation; Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and trial judges services.
Analysis:
1385. HB 1385
Not Rated
Appropriation; Attorney General.
Analysis:
1386. HB 1386
Not Rated
Appropriation; Archives and History, Department of.
Analysis:
1387. HB 1387
Not Rated
Appropriation; Education, Department of.
Analysis:
1388. HB 1388
Not Rated
Appropriation; Educational Television, Authority for.
Analysis:
1389. HB 1389
Not Rated
Appropriation; Arts Commission.
Analysis:
1390. HB 1390
Not Rated
Appropriation; Library Commission.
Analysis:
1391. HB 1391
Not Rated
Appropriation; reappropriation, DFA - Bureau of Building; FY21.
Analysis:
1392. HB 1392
Not Rated
Appropriation; Environmental Quality, Department of.
Analysis:
1393. HB 1393
Not Rated
Appropriation; Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Department of.
Analysis:
1394. HB 1394
Not Rated
Appropriation; Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission.
Analysis:
1395. HB 1395
Not Rated
Appropriation; Oil and Gas Board.
Analysis:
1396. HB 1396
Not Rated
Appropriation; Public Service Commission.
Analysis:
1397. HB 1397
Not Rated
Appropriation; Public Utilities Staff.
Analysis:
1398. HB 1398
Not Rated
Appropriation; Human Services, Department of.
Analysis:
1399. HB 1399
Not Rated
Appropriation; Rehabilitation Services, Department of.
Analysis:
1400. HB 1400
Not Rated
Appropriation; Medicaid, Division of.
Analysis:
1401. HB 1401
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health, Department of.
Analysis:
1402. HB 1402
Not Rated
Appropriation; Foresters, Board of Registration for.
Analysis:
1403. HB 1403
Not Rated
Appropriation; Forestry Commission.
Analysis:
1404. HB 1404
Not Rated
Appropriation; Soil and Water Conservation Commission.
Analysis:
1405. HB 1405
Not Rated
Appropriation; Pat Harrison Waterway District.
Analysis:
1406. HB 1406
Not Rated
Appropriation; Pearl River Valley Water Supply District.
Analysis:
1407. HB 1407
Not Rated
Appropriation; Port Authority, State.
Analysis:
1408. HB 1408
Not Rated
Appropriation; Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District.
Analysis:
1409. HB 1409
Not Rated
Appropriation; Yellow Creek State Inland Port Authority.
Analysis:
1410. HB 1410
Not Rated
Appropriation; Public Employees' Retirement System.
Analysis:
1411. HB 1411
Not Rated
Appropriation; Veterans' Home Purchase Board.
Analysis:
1412. HB 1412
Not Rated
Appropriation; Marine Resources, Department of.
Analysis:
1413. HB 1413
Not Rated
Appropriation; Transportation, Department of.
Analysis:
1414. HB 1414
Not Rated
Appropriation; additional for various state agencies for Fiscal Year 2021.
Analysis:
1415. HB 1415
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for IHL and community colleges capital improvements.
Analysis:
1416. HB 1416
Bad Policy
Mississippi Flexible Tax Incentive Act: create.
Analysis: This bill creates a new tax incentive program for businesses to offset their state tax liabilities. In general, government should reduce its overall tax burden on businesses operating in our state. However, this bill outlines very specific criteria for program eligibility. In addition, this bill reduces government transparency and accountability by explicitly stating that subcategories and breakouts are not subject to Mississippi's Public Records Act regarding their participation in this incentive program. Agreements in this incentive program made by the Research Center division of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning and the University Research Center division of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning are also exempted from disclosure. (See lines 1597 – 1618) Understandably public disclosure of research materials could, in some instances, be of concern; however, this bill removes public disclosure requirements regarding certain financial aspects. Government should reduce complexity in navigating records and increase transparency to ensure citizens have full confidence in government programs that cherry-picking businesses to be afforded special tax incentive while excluding the fast majority of businesses in our state.
1417. HB 1417
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Perry County with improvements at county industrial park.
Analysis:
1418. HB 1418
Not Rated
Oakland/Yalobusha Natural Gas District; authorize expansion of natural gas distribution system.
Analysis:
1419. HB 1419
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health Department for MAGnet Community Health Disparity Program.
Analysis:
1420. HB 1420
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt property of certain not-for-profit corporations used to provide swimming lessons and training.
Analysis:
1421. HB 1421
Not Rated
Appropriation; DPS for constructing and staffing a new forensic laboratory in Corinth.
Analysis:
1422. HB 1422
Not Rated
Appropriation; Jackson Public School District for funding certain program needs of the Career Development Center.
Analysis:
1423. HB 1423
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Forrest County with repair/replacement of bridges.
Analysis:
1424. HB 1424
Not Rated
Appropriation; DFA for constructing a new building for the 3-D School and Evaluation Center in Petal, MS.
Analysis:
1425. HB 1425
Not Rated
Appropriation; Town of Artesia for making drainage improvements to alleviate sewer flooding.
Analysis:
1426. HB 1426
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Starkville for making Northside Drive drainage improvements.
Analysis:
1427. HB 1427
Not Rated
Appropriation; DFA to assist City of Columbus in cost of widening of and other improvements to certain roads.
Analysis:
1428. HB 1428
Not Rated
Appropriation; DFA for cost of demolition and removal of certain blighted property in City of Jackson.
Analysis:
1429. HB 1429
Not Rated
Appropriation; Rankin County for the Andrew Chapel Road Project.
Analysis:
1430. HB 1430
Not Rated
Income tax; revise definition of gross income to exclude income of certain small businesses.
Analysis:
1431. HB 1431
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at Alcorn State University, Jackson State University and Mississippi Valley State University.
Analysis:
1432. HB 1432
Not Rated
Appropriation; Lee County School District for reconstruction of Verona Elementary School.
Analysis:
1433. HB 1433
Bad Policy
Yalobusha County; authorize to loan funds to Oakland Yalobusha Natural Gas District to help pay off certain district debt.
Analysis: This bill increases government spending by utilizing taxpayer money collected at the state level to pay debts accrued by a county level public utility.
1434. HB 1434
Not Rated
Tallahatchie County; authorize contributions to Mid-State Opportunity, Inc.
Analysis:
1435. HB 1435
Not Rated
Lowndes County; authorize contributions to United Way of Lowndes County.
Analysis:
1436. HB 1436
Not Rated
Caledonia Natural Gas District; authorize to enter into agreement with Mississippi Development Bank.
Analysis:
1437. HB 1437
Not Rated
Town of Byhalia; authorize transfer of certain funds for infrastructure improvements.
Analysis:
1438. HB 1438
Not Rated
City of Petal; authorize a tax on hotels, motels, bars and restaurants to promote tourism, parks and recreation.
Analysis:
1439. HB 1439
Good Policy
Mississippi Tax Freedom Act of 2021; create.
Analysis: This bill reduces tax liabilities on hard-working Mississippians by adopting a fair and equitable, forward-thinking tax policy that will improve the lives of all our citizens and our posterity. Combining a tremendous reduction in the sales tax percentage on groceries and the complete elimination of our state's income tax over a set period of time with a modest increase in our state’s overall sales tax and increases to sales taxes on specific items, this bill truly sets into motion like no other bill in recent memory our state’s trajectory towards the high road to freedom. Mississippians know best how to spend their hard-earned money. This bill takes the state government‘s hand off our paychecks.
1440. HB 1440
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for fee imposed on gaming licensee revenue derived from mobile wagering.
Analysis:
1441. HB 1441
Not Rated
Income tax and insurance premium tax; authorize credit for costs of qualified alternative-fuel fueling stations.
Analysis:
1442. HB 1442
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; authorize counties to exempt certain new structures and new renovations from.
Analysis:
1443. HB 1443
Not Rated
Sales tax; levy on transmitting of money from MS to location outside of U.S. by licensed money transmitters.
Analysis:
1444. HB 1444
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for investments in certain small business, authorize bonds for certain technology business assistance.
Analysis:
1445. HB 1445
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for Mississippi Ports Improvements Fund and to assist Rankin County with improvements to Andrew Chapel Road.
Analysis:
1446. HB 1446
Good Policy
Income tax; allow deduction for Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program eligible expenses.
Analysis: This bill provides a one-time reduction in the state's tax burden on businesses in our state that received Back to Business grant funds.
1447. HB 1447
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for Mississippi Ports Improvements Fund.
Analysis:
1448. HB 1448
Not Rated
Analysis:
1449. HB 1449
Not Rated
Analysis:
1450. HB 1450
Not Rated
Analysis:
1451. HB 1451
Not Rated
Analysis:
1452. HB 1452
Not Rated
Analysis:
1453. HB 1453
Not Rated
City of Booneville; extend date of repeal on city's hotel, motel and restaurant tax.
Analysis:
1454. HB 1454
Not Rated
Analysis:
1455. HB 1455
Not Rated
Analysis:
1456. HB 1456
Not Rated
Analysis:
1457. HB 1457
Not Rated
Analysis:
1458. HB 1458
Not Rated
Analysis:
1459. HB 1459
Not Rated
Analysis:
1460. HB 1460
Not Rated
Analysis:
1461. HB 1461
Not Rated
Analysis:
1462. HB 1462
Not Rated
Analysis:
1463. HB 1463
Not Rated
Analysis:
1464. HB 1464
Not Rated
Analysis:
1465. HB 1465
Not Rated
Town of Mize; authorize a tax on restaurants to promote tourism, parks and recreation.
Analysis:
1466. HB 1466
Not Rated
Oxford Municipal Reserve and Trust Fund; make technical correction concerning certain internal reference within.
Analysis:
1467. HB 1467
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; authorize adoption of vacant commercial building registration ordinance.
Analysis:
1468. HB 1468
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Ronald Brent Self of Tippah County.
Analysis:
1469. HB 1469
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Angela Porter-Williams of Amite County.
Analysis:
1470. HB 1470
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to James Clarence McCray of Jones County.
Analysis:
1471. HB 1471
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Cassidy Edward Jordan of Covington County.
Analysis:
1472. HB 1472
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Randy Beckham of Simpson County.
Analysis:
1473. HB 1473
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Matthew Henry McBride of Tallahatchie County.
Analysis:
1474. HB 1474
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Edna Barnett of Jones County.
Analysis:
1475. HB 1475
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to LaTonya Woodson of Warren County.
Analysis:
1476. HB 1476
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Buren Wayne Whitt of Chickasaw County.
Analysis:
1477. HB 1477
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Anthony Leroy Wallace of Harrison County.
Analysis:
1478. HB 1478
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Janice O'Neal of Warren County.
Analysis:
1479. HB 1479
Not Rated
City of McComb; extend date of repeal on hotel/motel tourism tax.
Analysis:
1480. HB 1480
Not Rated
Marshall County; expand boundaries of Marshall Utility Services Sewer District.
Analysis:
1481. HB 1481
Not Rated
Town of Shannon; authorize expansion of its gas distribution system.
Analysis:
1482. HB 1482
Not Rated
City of Indianola; extend repeal date on tourism commission and hotel, motel and restaurant tax.
Analysis:
1483. HB 1483
Not Rated
City of Senatobia; extend repeal date on hotel/motel tourism tax.
Analysis:
1484. HB 1484
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; authorize contributions to Storehouse Community Food Pantry.
Analysis:
1485. HB 1485
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; authorize adoption of vacant commercial building registration ordinance.
Analysis:
1486. HB 1486
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; authorize contributions to American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program.
Analysis:
1487. HB 1487
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; authorize to execute certain agreement to make contributions to Vicksburg Warren Economic Development Foundation.
Analysis:
1488. HB 1488
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; authorize certain funding for nonprofit museums within the city.
Analysis:
1489. HB 1489
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; authorize contributions to Read by Third Grade, a Tutorial Program for At-Risk Students.
Analysis:
1490. HB 1490
Not Rated
Coahoma County; authorize contributions to Tri-County Workforce Alliance.
Analysis:
1491. HB 1491
Not Rated
Coahoma County; authorize contributions to the Family and Youth Opportunities, Inc.
Analysis:
1492. HB 1492
Not Rated
Lafayette County; change governing law for county trust fund investments from PERS to Mississippi Uniform Prudent Investor Act.
Analysis:
1493. HB 1493
Not Rated
Jackson County; revise duties of civil service commission for sheriff's department relating to certain personnel matters.
Analysis:
1494. HB 1494
Not Rated
Walnut Grove; authorize Walnut Grove Correctional Authority to contract with the state to operate correctional facility.
Analysis:
1495. HB 1495
Not Rated
Tallahatchie County; authorize leasing of certain water well to City of Charleston.
Analysis:
1496. HB 1496
Not Rated
City of Jackson; authorize special sales tax to fund repairs to drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems infrastructure.
Analysis:
1497. HB 1497
Not Rated
Jackson County; direct contributions to Management and Operations for the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education.
Analysis:
1498. HB 1498
Not Rated
Holmes County; authorize contributions to P.E.A.R.L.S. Mentoring for Girls, Inc.
Analysis:
1499. HB 1499
Not Rated
Holmes County; authorize contributions to Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation.
Analysis:
1500. HB 1500
Not Rated
Holmes County; authorize transfer of funds/property from defunct county economic development authority to county economic development district.
Analysis:
1501. HB 1501
Not Rated
Marshall County; expand boundaries of Marshall Utility Services Sewer District.
Analysis:
1502. HB 1502
Not Rated
MS Coast Transportation Authority; authorize to bear the full cost of processing electronic payments.
Analysis:
1503. HB 1503
Not Rated
City of Jackson; authorize contributions to Keep Jackson Beautiful, Inc.
Analysis:
1504. HB 1504
Not Rated
City of Forest; authorize a tax on hotels/motels and restaurants to promote tourism, parks and recreation.
Analysis:
1505. HB 1505
Not Rated
Town of Sardis; extend repeal date on hotel, motel and restaurant tax.
Analysis:
1506. HB 1506
Not Rated
Warren County; authorize contributions to various organizations.
Analysis:
1507. HB 1507
Not Rated
Marshall County; expand boundaries of Marshall Utility Services Sewer District.
Analysis:
1508. HB 1508
Not Rated
City of New Albany; authorize to lease fiber to Internet service providers for provision of broadband service.
Analysis:
1509. HB 1509
Not Rated
Hancock County; extend the date of repeal on the Hancock County Tourism Development Bureau and hotel/motel tax.
Analysis:
1510. HB 1510
Not Rated
City of Baldwyn; authorize to expand and operate natural gas distribution system to serve certain areas of Tippah County.
Analysis:
1511. HB 1511
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Chester Allen Butler of Tippah County.
Analysis:
1512. HB 1512
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Omar Travis of Hinds County.
Analysis:
1513. HB 1513
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Jay Wesley Jackson of Hinds County.
Analysis:
1514. HB 1514
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Joseph L. Jones of Jefferson Davis County.
Analysis:
1515. HB 1515
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Debra Denise Thomas of Hinds County.
Analysis:
1516. HB 1516
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Gerald O. Laird of Jefferson Davis County.
Analysis:
1517. HB 1517
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Deborah Ledbetter of Hinds County.
Analysis:
1518. HB 1518
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Annie Grant of Hinds County.
Analysis:
1519. HB 1519
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Kenny Pritchard of Rankin County.
Analysis:
1520. HB 1520
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to J.W. Jackson of Panola County.
Analysis:
1521. HB 1521
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Catlin Davis of Hinds County.
Analysis:
1522. HB 1522
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Frankie O'Neal Ward, Jr., of Jefferson Davis.
Analysis:
1523. HB 1523
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Norman Ivey of Rankin County.
Analysis:
1524. HB 1524
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to William Barber of Jackson County.
Analysis:
1525. HB 1525
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Charles Harris of Harrison County.
Analysis:
1526. HB 1526
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Antonio Simpson of Tunica County.
Analysis:
1527. HB 1527
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Ray Ferrell of Harrison County.
Analysis:
1528. HB 1528
Not Rated
Washington County; extend repeal date on Washington County Convention and Visitors Committee and the tourism tax.
Analysis:
1529. HB 1529
Not Rated
Town of Como; extend repealer on authority to impose tourism tax on hotels, motels and restaurants.
Analysis:
1530. HB 1530
Not Rated
City of Hattiesburg; authorize waiver of lien, under certain circumstances, for costs associated with cleaning menaced property.
Analysis:
1531. HB 1531
Not Rated
Tunica County; authorize occupancy assessment on hotel/motel rooms to fund infrastructure improvements/maintenance for Convention Center Complex.
Analysis:
1532. HC 1
Resolution
Bobby Paschal Martin; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
1533. HC 2
Resolution
Former Representative Gary V. Staples; commend legislative career and mourn loss upon his passing.
Analysis:
1534. HC 3
Resolution
Constitution; signatures of electors from any congressional district cannot exceed a certain fractional portion of the total number required to qualify initiative for ballot.
Analysis:
1535. HC 4
Resolution
Representative Gary Chism; commend dedicated legislative career and public service upon his retirement.
Analysis:
1536. HC 5
Resolution
Birthplace of Southern Soul; declare the State of Mississippi as.
Analysis:
1537. HC 6
Resolution
Constitution; amend to provide that all elections for statewide office, state district office, member of the Legislature or local office shall be held at the same time as the presidential election.
Analysis:
1538. HC 7
Resolution
Constitution; amend to restore voting rights to qualified electors who have committed a felony once sentencing requirements are met.
Analysis:
1539. HC 8
Resolution
Constitution; amend to restore voting rights to certain qualified electors once sentencing requirements are met.
Analysis:
1540. HC 9
Resolution
Constitution; amend to reconstitute the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.
Analysis:
1541. HC 10
Resolution
Arthur James Anderson, Sr.; commend the life, legacy and contributions upon his passing.
Analysis:
1542. HC 11
Resolution
Magee High School Football Team; commend upon winning MHSAA Class 3A State Championship.
Analysis:
1543. HC 12
Resolution
Article V Convention; provide for selection and authority of commissioners.
Analysis:
1544. HC 13
Resolution
Safe and Healthy Pregnancies for Working Women Day in Mississippi; designate February 14, 2021, as.
Analysis:
1545. HC 14
Resolution
Joint Rules; amend to limit introduction of general bills requiring majority vote to sessions in even-numbered years.
Analysis:
1546. HC 15
Resolution
President Biden; urge to cancel any plans for a military parade and use monies to help the veterans.
Analysis:
1547. HC 16
Resolution
Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; ratify.
Analysis:
1548. HC 17
Resolution
Constitution; amend to provide automatic restoration of suffrage for persons convicted of nonviolent crimes.
Analysis:
1549. HC 18
Resolution
Constitution; amend to provide that member of House or Senate for the first time after January 1, 2022, not eligible to serve again in that office after serving three terms.
Analysis:
1550. HC 19
Resolution
Day of Tears in Mississippi; recognize January 22, 2021, as.
Analysis:
1551. HC 20
Resolution
Former Representative Nolan Mettetal; mourn loss and commemorate laudable legislative career upon his passing.
Analysis:
1552. HC 21
Resolution
State of the State address of the Governor; call joint session to hear.
Analysis:
1553. HC 22
Resolution
Barabbas Leasy; commend contributions throughout many years of service in education.
Analysis:
1554. HC 23
Resolution
Bill of Rights Sanctuary State; declare the State of Mississippi to be a.
Analysis:
1555. HC 24
Resolution
Congress; urge to call a convention of the states under Article V of the U. S. Constitution to propose amendments limited to requiring that the U. S. Supreme Court be composed of nine justices.
Analysis:
1556. HC 25
Resolution
Former Representative Nolan 'Ray' R. Rogers; mourn loss and commemorate laudable legislative career upon his passing.
Analysis:
1557. HC 26
Resolution
Joint Rules; amend to allow legislators to participate remotely in committee meetings and floor sessions beginning in 2022.
Analysis:
1558. HC 27
Resolution
Mississippi Highway Patrol Lt. Troy Morris; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
1559. HC 28
Resolution
Daylight saving time; urge Congress to enact legislation to allow states to observe year-round.
Analysis:
1560. HC 29
Resolution
Constitution; amend to remove requirement to hold a separate runoff election for Governor and statewide elected officials.
Analysis:
1561. HC 30
Resolution
2020 MHSAA Mr. Football Award recipients; commend and congratulate.
Analysis:
1562. HC 31
Resolution
Curtis Flowers; issue an apology from the State of Mississippi to him after 6 trials and 23 years in prison and dismissal of charges.
Analysis:
1563. HC 32
Resolution
Sarcoidosis Awareness Month in Mississippi; designate April 2021 as.
Analysis:
1564. HC 33
Resolution
Ruby Kate Bowles; commend her life upon her passing.
Analysis:
1565. HC 34
Resolution
James 'David' Alford, Sr.; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
1566. HC 35
Resolution
Steve Hale; commend distinguished public service career including as a State Senator.
Analysis:
1567. HC 36
Resolution
Kidney Disease Awareness Month; recognize March 2021 as.
Analysis:
1568. HC 37
Resolution
Franklin Academy; congratulate upon observance of the Bicentennial Celebration as first public school in Mississippi.
Analysis:
1569. HC 38
Resolution
Robert Daniel 'Dan' Camp; commend life, legacy and contributions of upon his passing.
Analysis:
1570. HC 39
Resolution
Gulf of Mexico continental shelf leasing and infrastructure development; urge and support continuation of.
Analysis:
1571. HC 40
Resolution
Governor William Winter; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
1572. HC 41
Resolution
Taiwan; recognize the friendship and encourage further economic ties with the State of Mississippi.
Analysis:
1573. HC 42
Resolution
Mississippi Electric Power Associations; commend for their tireless efforts to restore power after the winter storm in February 2021.
Analysis:
1574. HC 43
Resolution
'Mississippi Mosquito and West Nile Virus Awareness Week'; designate April 12-17, 2021, as.
Analysis:
1575. HC 44
Resolution
Sara Barrett Harvey Roberts; commend life and legacy upon her passing.
Analysis:
1576. HC 45
Resolution
Kratom; urge the United States Food and Drug Administration to regulate.
Analysis:
1577. HC 46
Resolution
Bishop Joseph Roscoe Campbell, Jr.; commend for service to his church and community.
Analysis:
1578. HC 47
Resolution
Gary Hemphill Commercial Aviation Month; recognize April 2021 as.
Analysis:
1579. HC 48
Resolution
Alcorn State University; commend and congratulate upon its 150th year anniversary.
Analysis:
1580. HC 49
Resolution
Eris Knott; commend upon being named an Extraordinary Educator for 2021 by Curriculum Associates.
Analysis:
1581. HC 50
Resolution
Wayne Ulrich; commend upon being named an Extraordinary Educator for 2021 by Curriculum Associates.
Analysis:
1582. HC 51
Resolution
Jamie Cooper; commend upon being named an Extraordinary Educator for 2021 by Curriculum Associates.
Analysis:
1583. HC 52
Resolution
Bobby Rush; congratulate upon winning his second Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.
Analysis:
1584. HC 53
Resolution
2021 'Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Day at the Capitol'; observe virtually on May 6, 2021.
Analysis:
1585. HC 54
Resolution
Noah Harris; commend for being elected as Harvard University's First African-American student body president.
Analysis:
1586. HC 55
Resolution
Asya Branch; commend and congratulate upon being crowned Miss USA 2020.
Analysis:
1587. HC 56
Resolution
Native Plant Appreciation Week; recognize observance of on April 19-25, 2021.
Analysis:
1588. HC 57
Resolution
The Mississippi Commission on Children's Justice; urge to create a study committee to consider and recommend proposals.
Analysis:
1589. HC 58
Resolution
United States Constitutional Convention under Article V; apply for federal balanced budget requirement.
Analysis:
1590. HC 59
Resolution
MS Tails n' Scales program; recognize as best scientific information available for monitoring red snapper catch and effort in MS.
Analysis:
1591. HC 60
Resolution
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Trauma Awareness Day; recognize June 21, 2021, as.
Analysis:
1592. HC 61
Resolution
New Site Lady Royals Basketball Team; commend for winning the MHSAA Class 2A State Basketball Championship.
Analysis:
1593. HC 62
Resolution
Promotion of race and sex stereotyping or scapegoating; oppose and condemn use of divisive concepts and theories that propagate such.
Analysis:
1594. HR 1
Resolution
Emmett Till murder; issue apology for state's role in killers' acquittals that were based on a lie.
Analysis:
1595. HR 2
Resolution
Omega Psi Phi Day; designate February 5, 2021 as in Mississippi.
Analysis:
1596. HR 3
Resolution
Children's Advocacy Centers of Mississippi; commend for 20 years of dedicated service.
Analysis:
1597. HR 4
Resolution
Jackson State University Lady Tigers Basketball Team; commend upon winning 2020 SWAC regular season championship.
Analysis:
1598. HR 5
Resolution
House Rules; amend to create a new rule that requires each committee's agenda to be published 24 hours before the meeting.
Analysis:
1599. HR 6
Resolution
President Biden; urge to agree that the press is not a threat to America.
Analysis:
1600. HR 7
Resolution
President Biden; urge to end the tariff war that is hurting Mississippi farmers.
Analysis:
1601. HR 8
Resolution
House Rules; amend to create a new rule to require all House members representing new created circuit judicial districts to agree before adoption of bill.
Analysis:
1602. HR 9
Resolution
Dr. Harry C. Frye, Jr.; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
1603. HR 10
Resolution
Brenda Fortune Sisson; mourn loss and commemorate life and legacy upon her passing.
Analysis:
1604. HR 11
Resolution
House Rules; amend to require a racial impact statement for all legislation to be attached to each bill.
Analysis:
1605. HR 12
Resolution
House Rules; create temporary rule on determining a quorum during meetings conducted remotely.
Analysis:
1606. HR 13
Resolution
Police Chief Calvin Jackson; commend upon occasion of retirement.
Analysis:
1607. HR 14
Resolution
House Rules; adopt permanent for the 2020-2024 term.
Analysis:
1608. HR 15
Resolution
Head Coach Tomeka Reed; commend and congratulate for many accomplishments as Head Coach of the Jackson State University Women's Basketball Team.
Analysis:
1609. HR 16
Resolution
David Eldridge; commend on retirement as Chief of Police for the Kilmichael Police Department.
Analysis:
1610. HR 17
Resolution
Deacon Lloyd Webster, Jr.; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
1611. HR 18
Resolution
Gene Murphy; commend and congratulate upon his retirement as athletic director of Hinds Community College.
Analysis:
1612. HR 19
Resolution
Homer Dee Skelton; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
1613. HR 20
Resolution
Deputy Lt. Michael Anthony Boutte, Sr.; commend life and legacy of service upon his passing.
Analysis:
1614. HR 21
Resolution
James E. 'Jim' Stirgus, Sr.; mourn loss and commemorate life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
1615. HR 22
Resolution
Reverend Clyde Larocque Carter; commend and celebrate life and historic legacy of.
Analysis:
1616. HR 23
Resolution
Ruth Antoninette Batton Campbell; commend her life upon her passing.
Analysis:
1617. HR 24
Resolution
Billy Wiseman; commend his service as the cofounder of the New Albany Main Street Association.
Analysis:
1618. HR 25
Resolution
Tommy Sappington; commend service as the cofounder of the New Albany Main Street Association.
Analysis:
1619. HR 26
Resolution
David Hunter Manley; commend life and legacy as an educator and headmaster, and express deep sympathy upon his passing.
Analysis:
1620. HR 27
Resolution
Ida Pearl Peavie Minor; commend for many decades as esteemed educator and work with MDE.
Analysis:
1621. HR 28
Resolution
Melvin Ford; commend life and express deepest sympathy upon his passing.
Analysis:
1622. HR 29
Resolution
Jesmyn Ward; recognize novelist upon her receipt of the 2021 Governor's Arts Award for Excellence in Literature.
Analysis:
1623. HR 30
Resolution
State Games of Mississippi Youth Athlete of the Year; commend and congratulate Leighton Jenkins for earning.
Analysis:
1624. HR 31
Resolution
State Games of MS Male Athlete of the Year; command and congratulate Chet Nicklas for earning.
Analysis:
1625. HR 32
Resolution
State Games of Mississippi Female Athlete of the Year; commend and congratulate Sarah Misiak for earning.
Analysis:
1626. HR 33
Resolution
Ceaser L. Merriweather; commend the life of and express deep sympathy to this family and friends upon his passing.
Analysis:
1627. HR 34
Resolution
Larry Van Winborne; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
1628. HR 35
Resolution
Roger and Margaret Taylor; commend upon 50th wedding anniversary.
Analysis:
1629. HR 36
Resolution
Gulfport High School Lady Admirals Soccer Team; commend for winning back-to-back championships in the Class 6A Soccer State Championship.
Analysis:
1630. HR 37
Resolution
Glo; commend company and its founders upon success and contributions to Starkville community and State of Mississippi.
Analysis:
1631. HR 38
Resolution
Jackson Public School District's Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (JROTC) Program; recognize and commend stellar success of.
Analysis:
1632. HR 39
Resolution
Jessie Anna Cotton Robinson; commend upon occasion of 100th birthday.
Analysis:
1633. HR 40
Resolution
Reverend Robert L. Cook; commend upon retirement as Deputy Executive Director for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.
Analysis:
1634. HR 41
Resolution
Mr. Joe and Mrs. Jane Tubb; commend and congratulate upon celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
Analysis:
1635. HR 42
Resolution
Joe C. Bradford; commend his life upon his passing.
Analysis:
1636. HR 43
Resolution
Lanier High School Boys Basketball Team; commend for winning 4A State Championship.
Analysis:
1637. HR 44
Resolution
James Luckett; commend and congratulate upon being named 2020 Mississippi Truck Driver of the Year.
Analysis:
1638. HR 45
Resolution
Dorothy Jean Murray-Gilbert; mourn loss and commemorate life and legacy of upon her passing.
Analysis:
1639. HR 46
Resolution
Emanuel F. Barnes, Sr.; commend upon his retirement from Alcorn State University.
Analysis:
1640. HR 47
Resolution
Madison Central High School Girls Soccer Team; commend upon winning MHSAA 6A Girls North State Soccer Championship.
Analysis:
1641. HR 48
Resolution
Madison Central High School Boys Soccer Team; commend for winning MHSAA 6A State Soccer Championship.
Analysis:
1642. HR 49
Resolution
Alfred 'Skip' Robinson; honor legacy and recognize many outstanding civil rights accomplishments.
Analysis:
1643. HR 50
Resolution
Representative Sara Richardson Thomas; commend distinguished legislative career and public service upon her retirement.
Analysis:
1644. HR 51
Resolution
Down Syndrome Day in Mississippi; declare March 21, 2021, as.
Analysis:
1645. HR 52
Resolution
Florence High School Lady Eagles Soccer Team; commend upon winning MHSAA Class 4A State Soccer Championship.
Analysis:
1646. HR 53
Resolution
Troop 8, Boy Scouts of America of First Baptist Church of Jackson; commemorate 100th anniversary.
Analysis:
1647. HR 54
Resolution
'Bugg' Mills; commend upon being named the 2020 'Farm Dog of the Year' by the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation.
Analysis:
1648. HR 55
Resolution
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Day in Mississippi; declare March 23, 2021 as.
Analysis:
1649. HR 56
Resolution
Jackson State University Men's Basketball Team; commend upon winning SWAC regular season championship.
Analysis:
1650. HR 57
Resolution
Melvyn Eugene 'Man' Page; mourn the loss and commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
1651. HR 58
Resolution
Dayzsha Rogan; commend Jackson State Lady Tiger upon being named 2020-2021 SWAC Women's Basketball Player of the Year.
Analysis:
1652. HR 59
Resolution
Curtis Whitley; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
1653. HR 60
Resolution
Robert Earl Hill, Sr.; commend upon celebration of his 101st birthday.
Analysis:
1654. HR 61
Resolution
Asya Branch; commend and congratulate upon being crowned Miss USA 2020.
Analysis:
1655. HR 62
Resolution
Jackson State University Lady Tigers Basketball Team; commend for winning the 2021 Cricket Wireless Women's Basketball Tournament.
Analysis:
1656. HR 63
Resolution
The Jones Act; affirm support for and celebrate the centennial anniversary of its passage.
Analysis:
1657. HR 64
Resolution
Holmes County Central High School Jaguars Basketball Team; commend upon winning its first Class 5A State Championship.
Analysis:
1658. HR 65
Resolution
Holmes County Central High School Lady Jaguars Basketball Team; commend upon finishing runner-up for Class 5A State Championship.
Analysis:
1659. HR 66
Resolution
Honorable Judith 'Judy' Hall McLeod; commend distinguished career as Ward 2 Alderwoman for the City of Louisville upon her retirement.
Analysis: