All Measures (Not Dead)

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 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.
3. 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.
4. HB 68
Not Rated
Appropriation; additional to DFA for purchases of new state flags for state buildings and offices.
Analysis:
5. HB 69
Not Rated
State Veterans Affairs Board; provide that certain employees of are nonstate service employees under state personnel system.
Analysis:
6. HB 70
Neutral
Autopsies; provide for confidentiality of photographs and video and audio recordings with exceptions.
Analysis:
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. HB 74
Not Rated
Emergency Telecommunications Services (911); extend repealer on.
Analysis:
10. 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.
11. 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)
12. 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.
13. HB 100
Neutral
MS Telephone Solicitation Act; extend repealer on requirement that fees be deposited into State General Fund.
Analysis:
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. HB 108
Not Rated
Wireless Communication Commission; remove ITS control over.
Analysis:
17. HB 109
Neutral
Budget process; update various sections 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.
18. HB 119
Good Policy
Harper's Grace Law; extend repealer on authority to research and dispense cannabidiol (CBD oil) for medical purposes.
Analysis: This bill, in theory, promotes individual freedom and liberty. Unfortunately, thus far its actual effects on increased access to potentially life-saving medical and therapeutic procedures and drug choices is subpar. Government should work to remove unnecessary restrictions, regulations, and barriers on the activities of individuals and limit interference in healthcare and the free market.
19. HB 135
Neutral
MS Critical Teacher Shortage Act of 1998; extend repealer on.
Analysis: This bill neither expands nor contracts government.
20. HB 136
Not Rated
Individual bond; require for public officers and employees handling or having the custody of public funds.
Analysis:
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. 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.
27. HB 213
Neutral
DFA; authorize Office of Surplus Property to administer the Federal Donation Program.
Analysis:
28. 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.
29. HB 277
Good Policy
Tribal identification cards; recognize as legal means of personal identification.
Analysis:
30. 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)
31. 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.
32. 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.
33. 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.
34. 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.
35. 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.
36. 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.
37. HB 327
Neutral
Comprehensive Hurricane Damage Mitigation Program; extend repealer on.
Analysis: This bill neither expands nor contracts the size of government.
38. HB 328
Neutral
State and Interstate highways; authorize Mississippi Transportation Commission and counties to contract for counties to maintain.
Analysis:
39. 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.
40. HB 341
Not Rated
Motor carrier safety improvements; prohibit consideration of deployment of in determining an individual's employment status with motor carrier.
Analysis:
41. 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.
42. 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.
43. HB 356
Not Rated
Child abuse reports; expand immunity for making to include persons participating in resulting investigations.
Analysis:
44. HB 357
Neutral
Bonding requirement for county purchase clerk; increase.
Analysis:
45. HB 359
Bad Policy
Municipally-owned utilities; may use accounting system accommodation for uncollectible customer indebtedness.
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.
46. HB 374
Neutral
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of Mississippi Theatre Association, Inc.
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.
47. 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.
48. HB 424
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate segment of MS Highway 44 in Marion County as the 'T.L. Wallace Memorial Highway.'
Analysis:
49. 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.
50. 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.
51. HB 487
Neutral
County and public libraries; repeal certain provisions related to.
Analysis:
52. 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.
53. 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.
54. 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.
55. HB 500
Neutral
Mississippi Home Corporation; extend reverter on authority to issue a certain amount of bonds.
Analysis:
56. HB 504
Neutral
Commission on School Accreditation; clarify membership composition.
Analysis:
57. HB 508
Neutral
Department of Revenue; allow retiring law enforcement officer of to retain issued sidearm.
Analysis:
58. 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.
59. 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.
60. 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
61. 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.
62. 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.
63. 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.
64. 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.
65. 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.
66. 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.
67. 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.
68. 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.
69. HB 551
Good Policy
Driver's license; require Department of Public Safety to allow official identifying document of MDOC to suffice for.
Analysis:
70. HB 572
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
Analysis:
71. 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.
72. HB 594
Not Rated
Coastal Wetlands Protection Act; revise definitions to include 'ordinary high water mark'.
Analysis:
73. 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.
74. HB 628
Not Rated
Highway privilege tax; add a gross vehicle weight category for carriers of property with additional tax.
Analysis:
75. 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.
76. HB 632
Good Policy
'All Fuels Act of 2021'; establish.
Analysis:
77. HB 633
Neutral
Computer science curriculum; require State Department of Education to implement in K-12 public schools.
Analysis:
78. 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.
79. 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.
80. 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.
81. 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.
82. HB 746
Bad Policy
Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission Law; revise regarding warranty reimbursement.
Analysis: This bill expands the scope and authority of government by adding multiple new definitions and sections of code to existing language specifying what type of work and parts are covered under warranty reimbursement between manufacturers and dealers of automobiles. This issue should be resolved without pre-emptive government interference through standard methods of arbitration or civil proceedings. Government should not prescribe specifics categories of interactions in the free market.
83. HB 747
Good Policy
Work release program; authorize courts and sheriffs to assign certain convicted 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.
84. HB 754
Neutral
Dyslexia education; revise provisions for determining student eligibility for IEP or 504 Plan.
Analysis:
85. 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.
86. 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.
87. HB 849
Not Rated
State Workforce Investment Board; revise membership of.
Analysis:
88. HB 852
Not Rated
Teachers' and teacher's assistants' salaries; provide increase to minimum salary.
Analysis:
89. 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:
90. 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.
91. HB 887
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate a segment of United States Highway 82 in Webster County as 'Corporal William Justin Cooper Memorial Highway.'
Analysis:
92. 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.
93. 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.
94. 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.
95. 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:
96. HB 947
Not Rated
Marion County; authorize imposition of fuel tax after an election with proceeds used for a road repair.
Analysis:
97. 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.
98. 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.
99. 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.
100. HB 974
Bad Policy
DPS; revise law regarding.
Analysis: This bill greatly expands the scope of authority granted to numerous classifications of personnel within DPS. In addition, this bill removes the Attorney General's oversight of contracts. (See line 297) This policy limits transparency and reduces accountability.
101. 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.
102. HB 995
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate segment in Marshall County, Mississippi as the 'Representative Tommy Woods Memorial Highway.'
Analysis:
103. 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)
104. 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.
105. 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.
106. HB 1018
Not Rated
State buildings; name DPS Gulf Coast Regional Forensics Laboratory as the 'Gary T. Hargrove Memorial Forensic Laboratory.'
Analysis:
107. 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.
108. HB 1034
Not Rated
Uniform Controlled Substances Act; revise schedules.
Analysis:
109. HB 1047
Not Rated
Nationally certified licensed school employees; delete caps on nurses and speech pathologists and add athletic trainers for salary supplements.
Analysis:
110. 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.
111. HB 1062
Not Rated
Daylight saving time; observe year-round if federal law is amended to allow it.
Analysis:
112. 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.
113. 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.
114. 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.
115. 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.
116. 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.
117. 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.
118. HB 1137
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions regarding the determination of true value of land used for agricultural purposes.
Analysis:
119. 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.
120. 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.
121. 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.
122. HB 1177
Neutral
General laws and journals of legislative sessions; copies of not provided to certain recipients of unless specifically requested.
Analysis:
123. 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.
124. 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.
125. HB 1193
Not Rated
Noxubee County; authorize assessments on misdemeanor convictions and nonadjudications to repair county courthouse/county owned facilities.
Analysis:
126. 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.
127. HB 1197
Not Rated
Dual-phase design-build method of construction contracting; revise certain provisions of.
Analysis:
128. 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.
129. 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:
130. 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.
131. HB 1230
Not Rated
Mississippi Development Authority; allow businesses located on tribal lands to be eligible for certain discretionary programs.
Analysis:
132. HB 1231
Bad Policy
Mississippi Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund; create.
Analysis: This bill 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 authorizes the utilization of specific sales tax revenue from one particular industry for funding.
133. HB 1232
Not Rated
Hinds County; authorize assessments on convictions/nonadjudications to repair pre-trial detention centers and courthouses.
Analysis:
134. 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.
135. 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.
136. 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.
137. HB 1288
Not Rated
Charter vessel operator's permit; create to authorize the sale of alcoholic beverages by the holder of.
Analysis:
138. HB 1290
Neutral
Attorney General; allow salaries of assistants to exceed statutory limitation under certain circumstances.
Analysis:
139. HB 1296
Not Rated
Historic property income tax credit; revise certain provisions regarding.
Analysis:
140. 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.
141. 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.
142. 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.
143. 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.
144. HB 1322
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize credit for certain railroad reconstruction/replacement expenditures.
Analysis:
145. 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.
146. 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.
147. HB 1333
Not Rated
Town of Wesson; authorize the use of low-speed vehicles and golf carts on certain public roads.
Analysis:
148. HB 1334
Not Rated
Town of Georgetown; authorize use of low-speed vehicles and golf carts on certain public roads.
Analysis:
149. 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:
150. 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.
151. 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.
152. 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.
153. HB 1346
Not Rated
City of Guntown; authorize use of low-speed vehicles and golf carts on certain public streets.
Analysis:
154. HB 1349
Not Rated
Marshall County; authorize hiring of additional part-time assistant county prosecuting attorneys.
Analysis:
155. 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.
156. 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.
157. HB 1356
Not Rated
Income tax and sales tax; revise deduction for depreciation, exempt sales of certain aircraft.
Analysis:
158. 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.
159. 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.
160. 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.
161. HB 1365
Not Rated
Appropriation; Athletic Commission.
Analysis:
162. HB 1366
Not Rated
Appropriation; Barber Examiners, Board of.
Analysis:
163. HB 1367
Not Rated
Appropriation; Cosmetology, Board of.
Analysis:
164. HB 1368
Not Rated
Appropriation; Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists, Board of Examiners for.
Analysis:
165. HB 1369
Not Rated
Appropriation; Medical Licensure, Board of.
Analysis:
166. HB 1370
Not Rated
Appropriation; Nursing, Board of.
Analysis:
167. HB 1371
Not Rated
Appropriation; Nursing Home Administrators, Board of.
Analysis:
168. HB 1372
Not Rated
Appropriation; Optometry, Board of.
Analysis:
169. HB 1373
Not Rated
Appropriation; Physical Therapy Board.
Analysis:
170. HB 1374
Not Rated
Appropriation; Psychology, Board of.
Analysis:
171. HB 1375
Not Rated
Appropriation; Engineers and Land Surveyors, Board of Registration for Professional.
Analysis:
172. HB 1376
Not Rated
Appropriation; Auctioneers Commission.
Analysis:
173. HB 1377
Not Rated
Appropriation: Real Estate Commission and Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board.
Analysis:
174. HB 1378
Not Rated
Appropriation; District attorneys and staff.
Analysis:
175. HB 1379
Not Rated
Appropriation; Insurance, Department of.
Analysis:
176. HB 1380
Not Rated
Appropriation; Fire Academy.
Analysis:
177. HB 1381
Not Rated
Appropriation; Legislative expenses.
Analysis:
178. HB 1382
Not Rated
Appropriation; Capital Post-Conviction Counsel, Office of.
Analysis:
179. HB 1383
Not Rated
Appropriation; State Public Defender, Office of.
Analysis:
180. HB 1384
Not Rated
Appropriation; Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and trial judges services.
Analysis:
181. HB 1385
Not Rated
Appropriation; Attorney General.
Analysis:
182. HB 1386
Not Rated
Appropriation; Archives and History, Department of.
Analysis:
183. HB 1387
Not Rated
Appropriation; Education, Department of.
Analysis:
184. HB 1388
Not Rated
Appropriation; Educational Television, Authority for.
Analysis:
185. HB 1389
Not Rated
Appropriation; Arts Commission.
Analysis:
186. HB 1390
Not Rated
Appropriation; Library Commission.
Analysis:
187. HB 1391
Not Rated
Appropriation; reappropriation, DFA - Bureau of Building; FY21.
Analysis:
188. HB 1392
Not Rated
Appropriation; Environmental Quality, Department of.
Analysis:
189. HB 1393
Not Rated
Appropriation; Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Department of.
Analysis:
190. HB 1394
Not Rated
Appropriation; Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission.
Analysis:
191. HB 1395
Not Rated
Appropriation; Oil and Gas Board.
Analysis:
192. HB 1396
Not Rated
Appropriation; Public Service Commission.
Analysis:
193. HB 1397
Not Rated
Appropriation; Public Utilities Staff.
Analysis:
194. HB 1398
Not Rated
Appropriation; Human Services, Department of.
Analysis:
195. HB 1399
Not Rated
Appropriation; Rehabilitation Services, Department of.
Analysis:
196. HB 1400
Not Rated
Appropriation; Medicaid, Division of.
Analysis:
197. HB 1401
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health, Department of.
Analysis:
198. HB 1402
Not Rated
Appropriation; Foresters, Board of Registration for.
Analysis:
199. HB 1403
Not Rated
Appropriation; Forestry Commission.
Analysis:
200. HB 1404
Not Rated
Appropriation; Soil and Water Conservation Commission.
Analysis:
201. HB 1405
Not Rated
Appropriation; Pat Harrison Waterway District.
Analysis:
202. HB 1406
Not Rated
Appropriation; Pearl River Valley Water Supply District.
Analysis:
203. HB 1407
Not Rated
Appropriation; Port Authority, State.
Analysis:
204. HB 1408
Not Rated
Appropriation; Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District.
Analysis:
205. HB 1409
Not Rated
Appropriation; Yellow Creek State Inland Port Authority.
Analysis:
206. HB 1410
Not Rated
Appropriation; Public Employees' Retirement System.
Analysis:
207. HB 1411
Not Rated
Appropriation; Veterans' Home Purchase Board.
Analysis:
208. HB 1412
Not Rated
Appropriation; Marine Resources, Department of.
Analysis:
209. HB 1413
Not Rated
Appropriation; Transportation, Department of.
Analysis:
210. HB 1414
Not Rated
Appropriation; additional for various state agencies for Fiscal Year 2021.
Analysis:
211. HB 1415
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for IHL and community colleges capital improvements.
Analysis:
212. 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.
213. HB 1418
Not Rated
Oakland/Yalobusha Natural Gas District; authorize expansion of natural gas distribution system.
Analysis:
214. HB 1420
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt property of certain not-for-profit corporations used to provide swimming lessons and training.
Analysis:
215. 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.
216. HB 1434
Not Rated
Tallahatchie County; authorize contributions to Mid-State Opportunity, Inc.
Analysis:
217. HB 1435
Not Rated
Lowndes County; authorize contributions to United Way of Lowndes County.
Analysis:
218. HB 1436
Not Rated
Caledonia Natural Gas District; revise residency requirement for commissioners.
Analysis:
219. HB 1437
Not Rated
Town of Byhalia; authorize transfer of certain funds for infrastructure improvements.
Analysis:
220. HB 1438
Not Rated
City of Petal; authorize a tax on hotels, motels, bars and restaurants to promote tourism, parks and recreation.
Analysis:
221. 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.
222. HB 1441
Not Rated
Income tax and insurance premium tax; authorize credit for costs of qualified alternative-fuel fueling stations.
Analysis:
223. 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.
224. HB 1453
Not Rated
City of Booneville; extend date of repeal on city's hotel, motel and restaurant tax.
Analysis:
225. HB 1465
Not Rated
Town of Mize; authorize a tax on restaurants to promote tourism, parks and recreation.
Analysis:
226. HB 1466
Not Rated
Oxford Municipal Reserve and Trust Fund; make technical correction concerning certain internal reference within.
Analysis:
227. HB 1467
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; authorize adoption of vacant commercial building registration ordinance.
Analysis:
228. HB 1468
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Ronald Brent Self of Tippah County.
Analysis:
229. HB 1469
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Angela Porter-Williams of Amite County.
Analysis:
230. HB 1470
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to James Clarence McCray of Jones County.
Analysis:
231. HB 1471
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Cassidy Edward Jordan of Covington County.
Analysis:
232. HB 1472
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Randy Beckham of Simpson County.
Analysis:
233. HB 1473
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Matthew Henry McBride of Tallahatchie County.
Analysis:
234. HB 1474
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Edna Barnett of Jones County.
Analysis:
235. HB 1475
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to LaTonya Woodson of Warren County.
Analysis:
236. HB 1476
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Buren Wayne Whitt of Chickasaw County.
Analysis:
237. HB 1477
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Anthony Leroy Wallace of Harrison County.
Analysis:
238. HB 1478
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Janice O'Neal of Warren County.
Analysis:
239. HB 1479
Not Rated
City of McComb; extend date of repeal on hotel/motel tourism tax.
Analysis:
240. HB 1480
Not Rated
Marshall County; expand boundaries of Marshall Utility Services Sewer District.
Analysis:
241. HB 1481
Not Rated
Town of Shannon; authorize expansion of its gas distribution system.
Analysis:
242. HB 1482
Not Rated
City of Indianola; extend repeal date on tourism commission and hotel, motel and restaurant tax.
Analysis:
243. HB 1483
Not Rated
City of Senatobia; extend repeal date on hotel/motel tourism tax.
Analysis:
244. HB 1484
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; authorize contributions to Storehouse Community Food Pantry.
Analysis:
245. HB 1485
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; authorize adoption of vacant commercial building registration ordinance.
Analysis:
246. HB 1486
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; authorize contributions to American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program.
Analysis:
247. HB 1487
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; authorize to execute certain agreement to make contributions to Vicksburg Warren Economic Development Foundation.
Analysis:
248. HB 1488
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; authorize certain funding for nonprofit museums within the city.
Analysis:
249. HB 1489
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; authorize contributions to Read by Third Grade, a Tutorial Program for At-Risk Students.
Analysis:
250. HB 1490
Not Rated
Coahoma County; authorize contributions to Tri-County Workforce Alliance.
Analysis:
251. HB 1491
Not Rated
Coahoma County; authorize contributions to the Family and Youth Opportunities, Inc.
Analysis:
252. HB 1492
Not Rated
Lafayette County; change governing law for county trust fund investments from PERS to Mississippi Uniform Prudent Investor Act.
Analysis:
253. HB 1493
Not Rated
Jackson County; revise duties of civil service commission for sheriff's department relating to certain personnel matters.
Analysis:
254. HB 1494
Not Rated
Walnut Grove; authorize Walnut Grove Correctional Authority to contract with the state to operate correctional facility.
Analysis:
255. HC 1
Resolution
Bobby Paschal Martin; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
256. HC 2
Resolution
Former Representative Gary V. Staples; commend legislative career and mourn loss upon his passing.
Analysis:
257. HC 4
Resolution
Representative Gary Chism; commend dedicated legislative career and public service upon his retirement.
Analysis:
258. HC 5
Resolution
Birthplace of Southern Soul; declare the State of Mississippi as.
Analysis:
259. HC 10
Resolution
Arthur James Anderson, Sr.; commend the life, legacy and contributions upon his passing.
Analysis:
260. HC 11
Resolution
Magee High School Football Team; commend upon winning MHSAA Class 3A State Championship.
Analysis:
261. HC 12
Resolution
Article V Convention; provide for selection and authority of commissioners.
Analysis:
262. HC 13
Resolution
Safe and Healthy Pregnancies for Working Women Day in Mississippi; designate February 14, 2021, as.
Analysis:
263. HC 14
Resolution
Joint Rules; amend to limit introduction of general bills requiring majority vote to sessions in even-numbered years.
Analysis:
264. HC 15
Resolution
President Biden; urge to cancel any plans for a military parade and use monies to help the veterans.
Analysis:
265. HC 19
Resolution
Day of Tears in Mississippi; recognize January 22, 2021, as.
Analysis:
266. HC 20
Resolution
Former Representative Nolan Mettetal; mourn loss and commemorate laudable legislative career upon his passing.
Analysis:
267. HC 21
Resolution
State of the State address of the Governor; call joint session to hear.
Analysis:
268. HC 22
Resolution
Barabbas Leasy; commend contributions throughout many years of service in education.
Analysis:
269. HC 23
Resolution
Bill of Rights Sanctuary State; declare the State of Mississippi to be a.
Analysis:
270. 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:
271. HC 25
Resolution
Former Representative Nolan 'Ray' R. Rogers; mourn loss and commemorate laudable legislative career upon his passing.
Analysis:
272. HC 26
Resolution
Joint Rules; amend to allow legislators to participate remotely in committee meetings and floor sessions beginning in 2022.
Analysis:
273. HC 27
Resolution
Mississippi Highway Patrol Lt. Troy Morris; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
274. HC 28
Resolution
Daylight saving time; urge Congress to enact legislation to allow states to observe year-round.
Analysis:
275. HC 30
Resolution
2020 MHSAA Mr. Football Award recipients; commend and congratulate.
Analysis:
276. 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:
277. HC 32
Resolution
Sarcoidosis Awareness Month in Mississippi; designate April 2021 as.
Analysis:
278. HC 33
Resolution
Ruby Kate Bowles; commend her life upon her passing.
Analysis:
279. HC 34
Resolution
James 'David' Alford, Sr.; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
280. HC 35
Resolution
Steve Hale; commend distinguished public service career including as a State Senator.
Analysis:
281. HC 36
Resolution
Kidney Disease Awareness Month; recognize March 2021 as.
Analysis:
282. HC 37
Resolution
Franklin Academy; congratulate upon observance of the Bicentennial Celebration as first public school in Mississippi.
Analysis:
283. HC 38
Resolution
Robert Daniel 'Dan' Camp; commend life, legacy and contributions of upon his passing.
Analysis:
284. HC 39
Resolution
Gulf of Mexico continental shelf leasing and infrastructure development; urge and support continuation of.
Analysis:
285. HC 40
Resolution
Governor William Winter; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
286. HC 41
Resolution
Taiwan; recognize the friendship and encourage further economic ties with the State of Mississippi.
Analysis:
287. HC 42
Resolution
Mississippi Electric Power Associations; commend for their tireless efforts to restore power after the winter storm in February 2021.
Analysis:
288. HC 43
Resolution
'Mississippi Mosquito and West Nile Virus Awareness Week'; designate April 12-17, 2021, as.
Analysis:
289. HR 1
Resolution
Emmett Till murder; issue apology for state's role in killers' acquittals that were based on a lie.
Analysis:
290. HR 2
Resolution
Omega Psi Phi Day; designate February 5, 2021 as in Mississippi.
Analysis:
291. HR 3
Resolution
Children's Advocacy Centers of Mississippi; commend for 20 years of dedicated service.
Analysis:
292. HR 4
Resolution
Jackson State University Lady Tigers Basketball Team; commend upon winning 2020 SWAC regular season championship.
Analysis:
293. 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:
294. HR 6
Resolution
President Biden; urge to agree that the press is not a threat to America.
Analysis:
295. HR 7
Resolution
President Biden; urge to end the tariff war that is hurting Mississippi farmers.
Analysis:
296. 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:
297. HR 9
Resolution
Dr. Harry C. Frye, Jr.; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
298. HR 10
Resolution
Brenda Fortune Sisson; mourn loss and commemorate life and legacy upon her passing.
Analysis:
299. HR 11
Resolution
House Rules; amend to require a racial impact statement for all legislation to be attached to each bill.
Analysis:
300. HR 12
Resolution
House Rules; create temporary rule on determining a quorum during meetings conducted remotely.
Analysis:
301. HR 13
Resolution
Police Chief Calvin Jackson; commend upon occasion of retirement.
Analysis:
302. HR 14
Resolution
House Rules; adopt permanent for the 2020-2024 term.
Analysis:
303. 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:
304. HR 16
Resolution
David Eldridge; commend on retirement as Chief of Police for the Kilmichael Police Department.
Analysis:
305. HR 17
Resolution
Deacon Lloyd Webster, Jr.; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
306. HR 18
Resolution
Gene Murphy; commend and congratulate upon his retirement as athletic director of Hinds Community College.
Analysis:
307. HR 19
Resolution
Homer Dee Skelton; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
308. HR 20
Resolution
Deputy Lt. Michael Anthony Boutte, Sr.; commend life and legacy of service upon his passing.
Analysis:
309. HR 21
Resolution
James E. 'Jim' Stirgus, Sr.; mourn loss and commemorate life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
310. HR 22
Resolution
Reverend Clyde Larocque Carter; commend and celebrate life and historic legacy of.
Analysis:
311. HR 23
Resolution
Ruth Antoninette Batton Campbell; commend her life upon her passing.
Analysis:
312. HR 24
Resolution
Billy Wiseman; commend his service as the cofounder of the New Albany Main Street Association.
Analysis:
313. HR 25
Resolution
Tommy Sappington; commend service as the cofounder of the New Albany Main Street Association.
Analysis:
314. HR 26
Resolution
David Hunter Manley; commend life and legacy as an educator and headmaster, and express deep sympathy upon his passing.
Analysis:
315. HR 27
Resolution
Ida Pearl Peavie Minor; commend for many decades as esteemed educator and work with MDE.
Analysis:
316. HR 28
Resolution
Melvin Ford; commend life and express deepest sympathy upon his passing.
Analysis:
317. HR 29
Resolution
Jesmyn Ward; recognize recognize novelist upon her receipt of the 2021 Governor's Arts Award for Excellence in Literature.
Analysis:
318. HR 30
Resolution
State Games of Mississippi Youth Athlete of the Year; commend and congratulate Leighton Jenkins for earning.
Analysis:
319. HR 31
Resolution
State Games of MS Male Athlete of the Year; command and congratulate Chet Nicklas for earning.
Analysis:
320. HR 32
Resolution
State Games of Mississippi Female Athlete of the Year; commend and congratulate Sarah Misiak for earning.
Analysis:
321. HR 33
Resolution
Ceaser L. Merriweather; commend the life of and express deep sympathy to this family and friends upon his passing.
Analysis:
322. HR 34
Resolution
Larry Van Winborne; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
323. HR 35
Resolution
Roger and Margaret Taylor; commend upon 50th wedding anniversary.
Analysis:
324. 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:
325. HR 37
Resolution
Glo; commend company and its founders upon success and contributions to Starkville community and State of Mississippi.
Analysis:
326. HR 38
Resolution
Jackson Public School District's Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (JROTC) Program; recognize and commend stellar success of.
Analysis:
327. HR 39
Resolution
Jessie Anna Cotton Robinson; commend upon occasion of 100th birthday.
Analysis:
328. SB 2018
Not Rated
Mississippi Telephone Solicitation Act; extend repealer on provision requiring deposit of fees to State General Fund.
Analysis:
329. SB 2020
Neutral
Tribal identification cards; recognize as legal means of personal identification.
Analysis:
330. SB 2021
Good Policy
Coordinator of Mental Health Accessibility; house position under DFA, exempt contracts from rules of contract review board.
Analysis: This bill provides an avenue for increased accountability. The government stewards of our money should be in positions that allow for maximum transparency and accountability. By moving the position of Coordinator of Mental Health Accessibility to the Department of Finance and Administration, this bill provides the potential for reduced government spending and increased government efficiency. The government should eliminate services that fall outside of the core functions of government and streamline necessary services where possible.
331. SB 2024
Neutral
Depositories; revise bid process for selection by counties and municipalities.
Analysis:
332. SB 2031
Bad Policy
City of Louisville; extend the hotel and motel tax repeal date to July 1, 2025.
Analysis: This is a Hotel/Motel Tax that was implemented in 2013 for parks and recreation. This bill seeks to extend the tax to 2025 without a vote of the people of Louisville. Local governments should seek to lower the tax burden on every citizen, even those visiting their city. These local taxes are notorious for being voted in and remaining on the books in perpetuity.
333. SB 2032
Bad Policy
City of Olive Branch; authorize 1% tax on hotels and motels and issuance of bonds for tourism and parks and recreation.
Analysis: This is a Hotel/Motel Tax that the city of Olive Branch is asking for tourism, parks and recreation. Tourism, Parks and recreation are not a core function of government and local governments should seek to lower the tax burden on every citizen even those visiting their city. This bill would also allow the city to issue bonds on the projected proceeds of the tax putting more indebtedness on its citizens. These local taxes are notorious for being voted in and remaining on the books in perpetuity.
334. SB 2035
Not Rated
Hunting; allow air guns, air bows and pre-charged pneumatic weapons, and authorize special seasons for CWD sample collection.
Analysis:
335. SB 2062
Bad Policy
Rural Fire Truck Acquisition Assistance Program; authorize an additional round for counties and municipalities.
Analysis: This bill proposes to increase government spending. However, the Committee Substitute has a reverse repealer which repeals the bill the day before it would go into effect. This action is another mechanism utilized by the Legislature to send this bill back to committee for further amending. As a result, the rating of this bill is subject to change as it moves through the legislative process.
336. SB 2070
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore suffrage to Vedo Kyles.
Analysis:
337. SB 2072
Not Rated
Pecan Harvesting Law; revise penalties for violating.
Analysis:
338. SB 2075
Neutral
State parks; change name of Natchez State Park to 'Bob M. Dearing Natchez State Park.'
Analysis:
339. SB 2076
Not Rated
Mississippi Fair Commission; remove repealer and revise advisory council composition.
Analysis:
340. SB 2077
Good Policy
Central Market Board; abolish and transfer functions to the Department of Agriculture and Commerce.
Analysis:
341. SB 2081
Good Policy
University of Mississippi Medical Center property; revise leasing authority by removing provision requiring mixed-use 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.
342. SB 2087
Bad Policy
Cemetery owners; authorize to disinter dead human remains for reinterment, reburial or delivery to a carrier for transportation.
Analysis: Initially, this bill provides an avenue for next of kin to directly request certain actions be taken by cemetery owners regarding the disinterment and reinterment of their loved ones. This particular section of the bill represents good policy. Unfortunately, Section 5 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. This bill interferes in our free market by inhibiting consumers’ ability to seek redress through a civil action in cases of negligence. 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.
343. SB 2098
Bad Policy
State Board of Funeral Service; extend repealer on.
Analysis:
344. SB 2107
Good Policy
Firearms; prohibit local governments and state agencies from restricting possession.
Analysis: This bill removes unnecessary restrictions on individual liberty, limits government authority over individuals, and clarifies existing statute to insure government is accountable for overreach.
345. SB 2117
Not Rated
Juvenile offenders; provide alternative sentencing and parole options.
Analysis:
346. SB 2119
Good Policy
Pseudoephedrine and ephedrine; authorize sales and purchase of certain products containing without a prescription.
Analysis:
347. SB 2121
Bad Policy
Intimate visual material; criminalize disclosure of.
Analysis: This bill expands government authority by creating an entirely new criminal offense.
348. SB 2124
Not Rated
Mississippi Department of Employment Security; revise various provisions regarding authority of.
Analysis:
349. SB 2149
Neutral
MAEP; Department of Education required to hold harmless school district from calculating 2020-2021 average daily attendance.
Analysis: This bill prevents school districts from losing money due to reduced attendance during COVID. The bigger problem is that Miss. uses an outdated method for counting students: Average Daily Attendance (ADA). Instead of putting off the inevitable need to replace Average Daily Attendance with a better way of counting – and funding -- students, lawmakers should explore replacing ADA with a formula based on enrollment counts. This would result in more equitable and accurate funding decisions.
350. SB 2165
Not Rated
Veterans Service Officers; revise certain qualifications and requirements.
Analysis:
351. SB 2189
Bad Policy
Counties and municipalities; authorize to offer Medicare-eligible employees supplemental compensation if employees secure Medicare.
Analysis: This bill expands the size of Medicare dependent people and passes off gainfully employed individuals working in local government from the local government insurance policy to the federal government insurance policy while simultaneously offering those employees supplemental compensation. Government funding no matter at what level all comes from the same pocket, the taxpayer’s pocket. This bill serves to assist local governments while maintaining the burden on the taxpayers as the money to fund government insurance still comes from their pockets regardless.
352. SB 2204
Neutral
Revised LLC Act and MS Registered Agents Act; require listing of registered agent's email address.
Analysis:
353. SB 2205
Not Rated
Birth certificate; adoptee may obtain certified copy of original after 18 years.
Analysis:
354. SB 2221
Neutral
Mississippi Dementia Care Program, Food Bank Pilot Programming; create.
Analysis: This bill does not expend state taxpayer money nor create additional burdens or new regulations. The funding for the program created in this bill is specified as subject to appropriation of federal funds. The intended purpose of this bill is to help preserve our most fundamental governing unit, the family.
355. SB 2223
Bad Policy
Arrest warrants; authorize issuance for sex offenses against children upon oral testimony.
Analysis: This bill expands government authority and reduces individual liberty. In addition, this bill removes specific Constitutional protections. This bill eliminates the requirement of an in-person sworn affidavit for the issuance of a search warrant involving computer crimes investigations and grants authority to judges to issue search warrants based upon testimony given over the telephone and/or via facsimile. This bill also allows for electronic signatures on emergency domestic protection orders. These orders are issued without the accused having the ability to defend himself or herself. These orders operate outside of the standard court procedures without the Constitutionally prescribed right to due process. Given the very nature of this types of court order, the requirement of a judge's in-person signature should be preserved.
356. SB 2249
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Riney Spiller.
Analysis:
357. SB 2252
Not Rated
Special Care Facility for Paroled Inmates; authorize parole for medically frail inmates, licensure and Medicaid reimbursement.
Analysis:
358. SB 2253
Good Policy
Concealed carry weapons permit; combine with driver's license or identification card.
Analysis:
359. SB 2261
Good Policy
Perpetual cemetery law; revise notice and maintenance provisions for counties and municipalities.
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency and protects public safety. This bill provides a common sense mechanism to clean up specific property that poses a risk to public safety.
360. SB 2267
Good Policy
Teacher license; allow reciprocity if teacher possesses standard license from other state.
Analysis: This bill builds upon the idea of interstate licensure reciprocity. It eliminates unnecessary criteria when granting reciprocity to out of state license holders thereby increasing government efficiency in filling vacant teacher positions. This bill also increases government accountability by establishing a specific timeframe for responsive action by MDE while maintaining the safety of our public education students.
361. SB 2270
Neutral
Autopsies; provide for confidentiality of photographs and recordings of.
Analysis:
362. SB 2279
Neutral
Parole and earned release; criminalize absconding.
Analysis: This bill applies consistent consequences of existing statute equally to all individuals convicted of crime(s) who are currently serving sentences under the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
363. SB 2282
Good Policy
Youth detention; raise minimum age for youth commitment to state training school and secure detention.
Analysis: This bill raises the minimum age of youth commitment to state training school and secure detention from 10 to 12.
364. SB 2288
Not Rated
City of Guntown; allow low-speed vehicles and golf carts on certain public roads.
Analysis:
365. SB 2293
Not Rated
Claims by veterans under consumer protection law; Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board offers service free of charge.
Analysis:
366. SB 2294
Not Rated
Veteran Driver's License Designation; allow proof of military service in person.
Analysis:
367. SB 2313
Not Rated
Mississippi Intercollegiate Athletics Compensation Rights Act; allow athletes to be compensated for name, image and likeness.
Analysis:
368. SB 2324
Neutral
Bad Faith Assertions of Patent Infringement; extend repealer on.
Analysis:
369. SB 2332
Neutral
Comprehensive Hurricane Damage Mitigation Program; extend repealer on development and implementation of program.
Analysis: This bill neither expands nor reduces the size of government. However, government should reduce its interference in the private activities of individuals to the fullest extent possible, including but not limited to the insurance marketplace, while preserving non-intrusive protections for the safety of individuals.
370. SB 2336
Neutral
MS First Responders Health and Safety Act; delay effective date of.
Analysis: This bill delays the effective date for the implementation of a government mandated insurance program for a specific class of government employees that is currently not required. This bill temporarily halts the expansion of government spending as it relates to this specific program.
371. SB 2366
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Dexter Foster.
Analysis:
372. SB 2373
Not Rated
Motor fuel sales; provide immunity for damages caused by the use of incompatible fuel upon certain conditions.
Analysis:
373. SB 2392
Not Rated
County port and harbor commission; provide for holdover of appointees.
Analysis:
374. SB 2419
Neutral
State Medical Examiner fees; extend repealer on.
Analysis:
375. SB 2420
Not Rated
Temporary license for social workers; authorize to practice in nonprofit facilities.
Analysis:
376. SB 2434
Not Rated
Capitol police; transfer to Department of Public Safety.
Analysis:
377. SB 2435
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise various provisions relating to distilleries.
Analysis:
378. SB 2437
Neutral
Distinctive motor vehicle license tags; authorize for Wildlife Mississippi.
Analysis: This bill allows for voluntary financial support of government initiatives. Government should eliminate its mandatory spending on ancillary, non-essential government programs and seek alternative funding mechanisms that promote voluntary support by engaged citizens . The distinctive motor vehicle license tag program provides an excellent framework for voluntary citizen support of non-essential government programs.
379. SB 2474
Neutral
Department of Health; allow charges between agencies for services provided under the medical marijuana program.
Analysis: This bill conforms existing statute regarding the assessment of fees between government entities to include grant funds and pass-through money associated with Initiative 65 programs conducted by institutions of higher learning in the same manner as other grants funds and pass-through money.
380. SB 2477
Neutral
Mississippi Home Corporation; remove reverter on statute granting authority to issue negotiable bonds and notes.
Analysis:
381. SB 2478
Not Rated
Motor carrier safety improvements; prohibit consideration of use in evaluation of employment status.
Analysis:
382. SB 2481
Neutral
Memorial highways; designate various segments.
Analysis:
383. SB 2483
Neutral
Electric bicycles; classify as bicycles and not as motor vehicles, and regulate.
Analysis:
384. SB 2507
Not Rated
Mississippi Development Authority; allow businesses located on tribal lands to be eligible for certain discretionary programs.
Analysis:
385. SB 2521
Not Rated
Mississippi Advantage Jobs Act; revise definition of 'new direct job' for incentive applicants from and after July 1, 2010.
Analysis:
386. SB 2536
Good Policy
Athletics; provide that schools designate teams by biological sex.
Analysis: This bill preserves individual liberty. The proper role of government is to preserve liberty and defend our communities against activities and socially-constructed determinations that encroach upon individual liberty. The ever-changing cultural perspective of the day must not be allowed to diminish liberty. Liberty and freedom of the individual is inherent, God-given, and must be preserved.
387. SB 2539
Bad Policy
Hinds County; authorize assessments on convictions, for improvements to courthouses and pretrial detention facilities.
Analysis: This bill increases government spending and decreases individual liberty by adding an additional fine to be assessed on certain individuals. This bill authorizes government-sanctioned inequality under the law through implementation of uneven justice in the name of raising funds for building and improvement projects.
388. SB 2552
Good Policy
Pretrial Intervention Program; prohibit eligibility for persons charged with public embezzlement over a certain amount.
Analysis: This bill increases accountability for those entrusted with responsibilities relating to the oversight and handling of taxpayers' money. Ideally, the government would apply this level of accountability to all individuals who are convicted for a violation of their oath of office or for an offense involving an office of public trust.
389. SB 2569
Neutral
Urine; create the crime of selling or tampering with urine.
Analysis:
390. SB 2572
Not Rated
DUI law; revise fourth offense of and require all expunctions to be confidentially registered.
Analysis:
391. SB 2573
Good Policy
Department of Public Safety; implement uniform reporting standards for jail census data & create & maintain a centralized database.
Analysis:
392. SB 2598
Good Policy
Department of Public Safety; revise licensing.
Analysis: This bill reduces government regulations by removing unnecessary restrictions on military spouses attempting to obtain a Mississippi driver’s license. This bill also reduces government mandates on individuals by eliminating the absolutely unnecessary Intermediate driver’s license. Government should eliminate all such unnecessary regulations, restrictions, and mandates on the everyday activities of individuals.
393. SB 2602
Not Rated
Nonadmitted insurer policy fee; divert certain amount to fund fire trucks and fire apparatus/protection grants.
Analysis:
394. SB 2603
Neutral
Salvage or abandoned vehicles; authorize disposition by auction firms on behalf of insurers.
Analysis: This bill prescribes procedures for processing the disposition of salvage or abandoned vehicles for which insurance companies are unable to successfully obtain certificates of title within a set amount of time.
395. SB 2605
Not Rated
Golf carts and low-speed vehicles; authorize municipalities to permit operation on municipal streets.
Analysis:
396. SB 2606
Not Rated
Mississippi Native Spirit Law; create.
Analysis:
397. SB 2621
Neutral
Task Force; establish to study domestic law matters.
Analysis:
398. SB 2623
Bad Policy
Motor vehicle insurance; extend repealer on Public Safety Verification and Enforcement Act.
Analysis: This bill reenacts code section. This means that code section repealed and was no longer law. This bill revives the expired/repealed code section returning it to law. As such, this bill expands the size and scope of government through the creation of a computerized verification system managed under the Department of Public Safety to, upon a traffic stop for a motor vehicle violation, investigate an individual’s insurance policy status and issue a separate citation. In cases of conflicting information provided by the individual and the computerized verification system, discretion of the officer is authorized regarding the individual’s insurance policy status. Furthermore, this bill reenacts code section that classifies violation of the crime reenacted by this bill as a a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, is punishable by a fine of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) and suspension of driving privilege for a period of one (1) year or until the owner of the motor vehicle shows proof of liability insurance that is in compliance. Government should not suspend drivers’ licenses for the offense of not having insurance. The inclusion of this language in the bill restricts individual freedom. The potential consequences of this bill will be detrimental to individuals’ ability to remain productive members of their community as well as providers for their families. This bill creates the potential for negative effects rippling out well beyond a simple motor vehicle violation to possible job loss, family dysfunction, inability to freely move about, etc.
399. SB 2624
Not Rated
MS Real Estate Commission; require to establish pilot program using administrative hearing officers.
Analysis:
400. SB 2626
Neutral
MS Business Corporation Act; amend to allow corporations to hold annual or special shareholder meetings remotely.
Analysis:
401. SB 2627
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 fives 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.
402. SB 2630
Neutral
County law library; authorize use of money for technological purposes.
Analysis: This bill neither expands nor contracts the size of government.
403. SB 2631
Bad Policy
Health insurance; revise mandated coverage for telemedicine services.
Analysis: This bill increases the scope of government and increases unnecessary restrictions on individuals’ ability to participate in the free market. While the intent of this bill appears to be good policy in its explicit requirement of acknowledgement of telemedicine as its pertains to insurance reimbursements, this bill closes the door to many existing and potential providers telecommunications systems for the delivery of telemedicine by including the absolutely unnecessary phrase “HIPAA-compliant telecommunications systems.” (See line 41) This specific phrase creates a closed market that is not necessary according to existing federal and state statute. It is well-known within medical industry circles that HIPAA compliance is maintained by the healthcare provider. Telecommunications systems are not the responsible parties in telemedicine any more than they are the responsible parties as it relates to privacy issues in education. Education professionals all over the country utilize a variety of telecommunications systems for instruction delivery, teacher-parent communication, and community engagement, etc. without the necessity for specific telecommunications systems providers being utilized for those activities even though there are many significant federal and state statutes governing the rights of privacy for students and minors. This bill in its current form, whether intentional or not, is nothing more than an industry protection bill designed to close the door to innovation and entrepreneurship in telecommunications operating the healthcare market.
404. SB 2638
Not Rated
Electronic documents; provide recording procedure for counties without electronic-recording capability.
Analysis:
405. SB 2643
Good Policy
Service of tax sale notices; revise to allow service by a constable.
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency by authorizing the utilization of the services of constable in keeping with the existing functions of that elected office.
406. SB 2648
Not Rated
MS Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide Act; Oil and Gas Board shall have jurisdiction to enforce provisions of.
Analysis:
407. SB 2649
Not Rated
Energy efficiency contracts; extend repeal date on use of.
Analysis:
408. SB 2651
Neutral
Surplus property; clarify current policy to conform with federal regulations for the Department of Finance and Administration.
Analysis: This bill conforms state law to federal statute.
409. SB 2664
Not Rated
Early Learning Collaborative Act of 2013; prescribe standards and benchmarks.
Analysis:
410. SB 2689
Not Rated
State Auditor; increase fee which may be charged for performing audits and other services.
Analysis:
411. SB 2725
Neutral
State Budget; bring forward certain provisions and transfer funds.
Analysis: This bill brings forward code sections dealing with the state budget for possible amendment at a later time. Therefore, this rating is subject to change as the bill moves through the legislative process.
412. SB 2727
Neutral
Department of Archives and History; revise appointing authority for members of the board of trustees.
Analysis: This bill makes no changes to existing law; however, it brings forward code sections for amending at a later time.
413. SB 2746
Neutral
Hudson's Law; require healthcare providers to provide information to parents who receive a postnatal diagnosis of down syndrome.
Analysis:
414. SB 2750
Neutral
Pharmacy practice; revise definition of 'written guideline or protocol' regarding location of delegated prescribing functions.
Analysis:
415. SB 2751
Bad Policy
Mississippi Professional Massage Therapy Act; provide new requirements and extend the repealer thereon.
Analysis: This bill makes an unnecessary occupational license permanent.
416. SB 2759
Bad Policy
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; increase the monthly amount.
Analysis: This bill increases government spending. Government should reduce its overall spending. In addition, government should implement policy changes that reduce dependency and encourage individual freedom and responsibility.
417. SB 2765
Not Rated
Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act; create.
Analysis:
418. SB 2776
Bad Policy
Noxubee County; authorize assessments on misdemeanor convictions and nonadjudications for capital improvements.
Analysis: This bill increases government spending and decreases individual liberty by adding an additional fine to be assessed on certain individuals. This bill authorizes government-sanctioned inequality under the law through implementation of uneven justice in the name of raising funds for building and improvement projects.
419. SB 2785
Good Policy
Driver's license requirements; exempt military members, spouses and dependent children under certain conditions.
Analysis:
420. SB 2788
Not Rated
Radar speed detection; revise provisions concerning use by Highway Patrol and municipal law enforcement in certain cities.
Analysis:
421. SB 2792
Good Policy
Fresh Start Act of 2019; expand.
Analysis: This bill promotes individual liberty and removes unnecessary barriers and restrictions on individuals attempting to obtain employment in sectors of Mississippi ‘s economy that require occupational licenses under our state's current laws.
422. SB 2795
Good Policy
'Mississippi Earned Parole Eligibility Act'; enact.
Analysis: This bill expands eligibility for parole and specifically addresses the issue of individuals convicted of crime at or before 25 years of age. While government should work to eliminate mandatory minimum sentencing, this bill moves policy, if only slightly, towards equitable consequences for violations of crimes that endanger public safety and harm individuals and individual freedom.
423. SB 2798
Bad Policy
Broadband services; provide for the participation of rate-regulated electric utilities in the expansion of.
Analysis: This bill restricts individuals’ right to property and protections of that property under existing law. (See lines 361-376) This bill grants authority to trespass on private property to broadband operators, broadband service providers, and retail customers by exempting them from the requirement to obtain permission from a property owner before entering the property of which the owners have previously granted access to rate-regulated public utilities through a right-of-way agreement. Existing agreements between property owners and rate-regulated public utilities will be expanded without the consent of nor compensation of the property owner to include access for any additional company operating under the new definition also created by this bill of “broadband services” in direct contradiction to existing contract law.
424. SB 2799
Not Rated
Mississippi Medicaid Program; make technical amendments to reimbursements and administration.
Analysis:
425. SB 2804
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverage; create delivery service permit.
Analysis: This bill continues Mississippi's flawed monopoly on the alcohol market in our state. However, the addition of a delivery service permit will expand access in the poorly run existing system.
426. SB 2806
Not Rated
Department of Revenue; bring forward code sections relating to ABC Division and authority to contract for services.
Analysis:
427. SB 2807
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; restore provision restricting areas in which manufacture, sale and distribution are authorized.
Analysis:
428. SB 2809
Not Rated
Public records; extend repealer on provision requiring public access to records.
Analysis:
429. SB 2816
Neutral
Public officials and employees; allow Department of Revenue appraisers to receive same pay increases as county tax assessors.
Analysis: This bill could potentially lead to increased government spending; however, it does not actually increase spending. The bill provides that when an appraiser employed by the Department of Revenue attends and successfully completes any part of the Mississippi Education and Certification Program and receives a certification the Commissioner of Revenue is authorized to increase the salary of the appraiser in the amount authorized in Section 27-3-52 for completion of the same certification level by a county tax assessor and/or his deputies or assistants. Government should reduce its overall spending to offset any performance based salary increases for government employees.
430. SB 2820
Bad Policy
Department of Tourism; create.
Analysis: This bill expands the size and scope of government beyond its proper role.
431. SB 2822
Not Rated
Mississippi Flexible Tax Incentive Act; create.
Analysis:
432. SB 2824
Good Policy
State agencies; require annual reporting of pass-through money from line-item appropriation by the Legislature.
Analysis: This bill increases government transparency and accountability. Required reporting of pass-through money will hold both the grantor state agency and the grantee local entity accountable and provide a verifiable mechanism to compare data involving specific funds as reported from multiple sources.
433. SB 2825
Not Rated
Mississippi Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2021; create.
Analysis:
434. SB 2827
Not Rated
Public purchases; specify prequalification process for construction manager at risk soliciting bids for projects.
Analysis:
435. SB 2829
Not Rated
Department of Revenue; allow to use tag revenue to cover tag program expenses.
Analysis:
436. SB 2830
Neutral
New Markets Tax Credit; extend MDA's ability to allocate by one year.
Analysis: This bill extends existing tax credits. Ideally government should provide a similar relief to all taxpayers and reduce its overall spending.
437. SB 2831
Not Rated
Historic structure income tax credit; cap per taxpayer and authorize sale or transfer.
Analysis:
438. SB 2832
Good Policy
Upholstered household furniture manufacturing job tax credit; extend repealer from 2022 to 2026.
Analysis: This bill gives a tax credit to employers in the upholstered furniture manufacturing industry. Ideally, all Mississippi citizens would be given similar tax reductions, but this bill represents a good policy move in that it reduces, albeit marginally, the tax authority of the state.
439. SB 2833
Bad Policy
Motor Vehicle Commission Law; provide obligations of manufacturers, distributors & dealers regarding rates for parts and labor.
Analysis: This bill expands government authority over and interference in the free market. The proper role of government is to preserve individual liberty, including but not limited to the ability to participate in the free market.
440. SB 2834
Neutral
Mississippi Historic Site Preservation Fund Grant Program; establish within Department of Archives and History.
Analysis:
441. SB 2839
Not Rated
SMART Business Act; create SMART Business Accelerate Initiative and distinguish from SMART Business Rebate.
Analysis:
442. SB 2843
Not Rated
Tax; phase out June 25 deadline for taxpayers with average liability of at least $50,000 to remit 75% of June liability.
Analysis:
443. SB 2850
Good Policy
Certificate of title; allow application without usual documents for vehicles at least 30 years old on oath of ownership.
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency and removes unnecessary, burdensome restrictions on the activities of individuals. The government should continue to find common sense ways such as this to reduce the overwhelming number of unnecessary restrictions on the everyday lives of individuals.
444. SB 2863
Bad Policy
MDH; revise appropriation for FY2021 to allow purchase of accumulated compensatory time incurred before June 30, 2021.
Analysis: This bill initially changed the appropriation for the Department of Health to purchase unaccumulated compensatory time. However, the Committee Substitute for this bill adds in language to create a new “Special Treasury Fund" for the State Fire Academy Workforce Program” and remove this program from the requirement of being funded through the general fund. The State Fire Academy is required by statute to be funded by appropriation through the Legislature from the general fund. In addition to the creation of this special fund, this bill also specifically allows the State Fire Academy to utilize the monies in this special fund. This action is in direct contradiction to the Legislature's previous action during its 2016 session to eliminate unnecessary special funds and move in the direction of more responsible and accountable fiscal policies through streamlining the appropriation process by funding government functions from the general fund in a clear, line itemized approach.
445. SB 2868
Not Rated
Qualified resort areas; include certain municipalities.
Analysis:
446. SB 2872
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; remove election requirement for designation of area in Rankin County as a qualified resort area.
Analysis:
447. SB 2874
Not Rated
Residential and commercial contractors; require sales tax permit from Department of Revenue for pulling building permit.
Analysis:
448. SB 2879
Neutral
Appropriations; additional appropriations for Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL).
Analysis: This bill increases government spending. Unfortunately, the bulk of the appropriations are required to meet existing legal issues and obligations that must be addressed. Many of these issues are the result of either poor policymaking, mishandling of resources and poor delivery of required services or the result of state government obligating taxpayer money to obtain federal funding for education and/or training programs. *The Neutral rating is only because this money must be spent. It is important to note that the policies which led to the necessity for the appropriation of these additional funds were Bad Policies.
449. SB 2880
Not Rated
Caledonia Natural Gas District; reconstitute board of commissioners as natural gas users rather than district residents.
Analysis:
450. SB 2881
Bad Policy
City of Brookhaven; extend repeal date on the tax upon room rentals of hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfast establishments.
Analysis: This bill reduces government accountability and increases government spending by extending a local tax beyond its voter approved expiration date. This tax was voted on by the citizens of Brookhaven and written into law with a set date to expire. This bill circumvents the citizen approval process to keep this tax in place.
451. SB 2882
Bad Policy
Lowndes County; increase amount that may be contributed to the United Way for fiscal years 2021-2023, and extend repealer.
Analysis: This bill increases government spending on functions outside of the proper role of government.
452. SB 2895
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; provide assessment rate for transformative renewable energy project property designated by the county board.
Analysis:
453. SB 2904
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - General support.
Analysis: This bill authorizes spending on specific programs and efforts identified and submitted by universities to the Legislature. The accountability mechanism currently in place and maintained by this bill is insufficient to accurately verify the efficacy of the specific appropriations authorized by this bill.
454. SB 2905
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - Subsidiary programs.
Analysis: This bill authorizes spending on specific programs and efforts at Mississippi's public universities across our state. Unfortunately, there is no accountability mechanism identified by this bill to verify the efficacy of the appropriations authorized by this bill.
455. SB 2906
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - Alcorn State - Agricultural Research, Extension and Land-Grant programs.
Analysis: This bill has a reverse repealer which requires it be sent back to committee for further amendment. Therefore, the rating of this bill is subject to change as it moves through the legislative process.
456. SB 2907
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.
Analysis:
457. SB 2908
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Cooperative Extension Service.
Analysis:
458. SB 2909
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Forest and Wildlife Research Center.
Analysis:
459. SB 2910
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Veterinary Medicine, College of.
Analysis:
460. SB 2911
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - Student Financial Aid.
Analysis:
461. SB 2912
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Analysis:
462. SB 2913
Not Rated
Appropriation; Community and Junior Colleges Board - Administrative expenses.
Analysis:
463. SB 2914
Not Rated
Appropriation; Community and Junior Colleges Board - Support for community and junior colleges.
Analysis:
464. SB 2915
Not Rated
Appropriation; Corrections, Department of.
Analysis:
465. SB 2916
Not Rated
Appropriation; Public Safety, Department of.
Analysis:
466. SB 2917
Not Rated
Appropriation; Emergency Management Agency.
Analysis:
467. SB 2918
Not Rated
Appropriation; Military Department.
Analysis:
468. SB 2919
Not Rated
Appropriation; Veterans Affairs Board.
Analysis:
469. SB 2920
Not Rated
Appropriation; Ethics Commission.
Analysis:
470. SB 2921
Not Rated
Appropriation; Judicial Performance Commission.
Analysis:
471. SB 2922
Not Rated
Appropriation; Employment Security, Department of.
Analysis:
472. SB 2923
Not Rated
Appropriation; Revenue, Department of.
Analysis:
473. SB 2924
Not Rated
Appropriation; Tax Appeals Board.
Analysis:
474. SB 2925
Not Rated
Appropriation; Workers' Compensation Commission.
Analysis:
475. SB 2926
Not Rated
Appropriation; Mental Health, Department of.
Analysis:
476. SB 2927
Not Rated
Appropriation; Transportation, Department of - State Aid Road Construction, Office of.
Analysis:
477. SB 2928
Not Rated
Appropriation; Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority.
Analysis:
478. SB 2929
Not Rated
Appropriation; Chiropractic Examiners, Board of.
Analysis:
479. SB 2930
Not Rated
Appropriation; Dental Examiners, Board of.
Analysis:
480. SB 2931
Not Rated
Appropriation; Funeral Services Board.
Analysis:
481. SB 2932
Not Rated
Appropriation; Massage Therapy, Board of.
Analysis:
482. SB 2933
Not Rated
Appropriation; Pharmacy, Board of.
Analysis:
483. SB 2934
Not Rated
Appropriation; Counselors, Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional.
Analysis:
484. SB 2935
Not Rated
Appropriation; Veterinary Examiners, Board of.
Analysis:
485. SB 2936
Not Rated
Appropriation; Architecture, Board of.
Analysis:
486. SB 2937
Not Rated
Appropriation; Gaming Commission.
Analysis:
487. SB 2938
Not Rated
Appropriation; Geologists, Board of Registered Professional.
Analysis:
488. SB 2939
Not Rated
Appropriation; Motor Vehicle Commission.
Analysis:
489. SB 2940
Not Rated
Appropriation; Accountancy, Board of Public.
Analysis:
490. SB 2941
Not Rated
Appropriation; Contractors, Board of.
Analysis:
491. SB 2942
Not Rated
Appropriation; Agriculture and Commerce, Department of.
Analysis:
492. SB 2943
Not Rated
Appropriation; Egg Marketing Board.
Analysis:
493. SB 2944
Not Rated
Appropriation; Animal Health, Board of.
Analysis:
494. SB 2945
Not Rated
Appropriation; Fair and Coliseum Commission - Livestock shows.
Analysis:
495. SB 2946
Not Rated
Appropriation; Audit, Department of.
Analysis:
496. SB 2947
Not Rated
Appropriation; Banking and Consumer Finance, Department of.
Analysis:
497. SB 2948
Not Rated
Appropriation; Finance and Administration, Department of.
Analysis:
498. SB 2949
Not Rated
Appropriation; Governor's Office and Mansion.
Analysis:
499. SB 2950
Not Rated
Appropriation; Information Technology Services, Department of.
Analysis:
500. SB 2951
Not Rated
Appropriation; Development Authority, Mississippi.
Analysis:
501. SB 2952
Not Rated
Appropriation; Personnel Board.
Analysis:
502. SB 2953
Not Rated
Appropriation; Secretary of State.
Analysis:
503. SB 2954
Not Rated
Appropriation; Treasurer's Office.
Analysis:
504. SB 2955
Not Rated
Appropriation; Debt Service-Gen. Obli.
Analysis:
505. SB 2956
Not Rated
Appropriations; additional appropriations for various state agencies.
Analysis:
506. SB 2967
Not Rated
Taxation; amend or repeal certain tax credits, exemptions and incentives.
Analysis:
507. SB 2971
Neutral
Bonds; authorize issuance for state institutions of higher learning.
Analysis: This bill increases government debt. Ideally, government should not burden our citizens with added debt. The specific spending in this bill however is for capital improvements to buildings and infrastructure at our state's public universities. Such indebtedness is akin to loans for home improvements such as a new roof or other structural improvements as necessary. Government should work to find innovative ways to reduce overall costs of improvements projects.
508. SB 2972
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for various Mississippi Development Authority programs.
Analysis:
509. SB 2973
Not Rated
City of Oxford; amend code reference to conform to governing law change from PERS to MS Uniform Prudent Investor Act.
Analysis:
510. SB 2974
Not Rated
City of Byram; extend repeal date on hotel and motel tax.
Analysis:
511. SB 3003
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Edward Carter.
Analysis:
512. SB 3004
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Stanley Barnes.
Analysis:
513. SB 3032
Not Rated
City of Pascagoula; extend the repeal date on tourism tax authorized to be levied on prepared food sold at restaurants.
Analysis:
514. SB 3033
Not Rated
Tunica County; allow board to designate transformative renewable energy project at set ad valorem assessment ratio.
Analysis:
515. SB 3072
Not Rated
Lafayette County; change governing law for county trust fund investments from PERS to MS Uniform Prudent Investor Act.
Analysis:
516. SB 3074
Not Rated
Marshall County; expand boundaries of Marshall Utility Services Sewer District.
Analysis:
517. SB 3075
Not Rated
Town of Sardis; extend repeal date on hotel, motel and restaurant tax.
Analysis:
518. SB 3076
Not Rated
Jackson County and the City of Pascagoula; extend repealer on LaPointe-Krebs Foundation, Inc.
Analysis:
519. SB 3077
Not Rated
Town of Sardis; extend repeal date on hotel, motel and restaurant tax.
Analysis:
520. SB 3078
Not Rated
Tunica County; authorize occupancy assessment for the benefit of the Convention Center Complex.
Analysis:
521. SB 3079
Not Rated
City of Greenwood; extend the repeal date on the tourism tax and the Greenwood Tourism Commission.
Analysis:
522. SB 3080
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; authorize adoption of vacant commercial building registration ordinance.
Analysis:
523. SB 3081
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; authorize to execute agreement to contribute to Vicksburg Warren Economic Development Foundation.
Analysis:
524. SB 3082
Not Rated
Marshall County; expand boundaries of Marshall Utility Services Sewer District.
Analysis:
525. SB 3083
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; extend repealers on authority to contribute to various organizations.
Analysis:
526. SB 3084
Not Rated
City of Jackson; authorize to continue contributions to Keep Jackson Beautiful, Inc.
Analysis:
527. SC 502
Resolution
Remember the legacy of former Governor William F. Winter and extend deepest sympathy of the Legislature on his passing.
Analysis:
528. SC 503
Resolution
Commend Aysa Branch for winning Miss USA.
Analysis:
529. SC 504
Resolution
Ted Booth; commend for receiving the 2020 Legislative Staff Achievement Award from NCSL.
Analysis:
530. SC 505
Resolution
Hydroxychloroquine; encourage availability for treating COVID-19 in the state.
Analysis:
531. SC 506
Resolution
Express intent of Legislature that daylight saving time shall be the year-round standard time in Mississippi.
Analysis:
532. SC 507
Resolution
Article V Constitutional Convention; provide for selection and authority of commissioners.
Analysis:
533. SC 509
Resolution
Extend deepest sympathy of Legislature on the passing of Mississippi Sports Icon JSU Coach 'W.C.' Gorden.
Analysis:
534. SC 510
Resolution
Mourn the passing of former Senator Tommy Moffatt, Sr., of Gautier, Mississippi, and commend his public and charitable service.
Analysis:
535. SC 511
Resolution
Commend Leake Academy 'Rebels' Football Team for winning the MAIS Class 5A State Championship.
Analysis:
536. SC 512
Resolution
Commend the life of legendary college and NFL football player and Coach Ray Perkins from Petal, Mississippi.
Analysis:
537. SC 513
Resolution
Recognize the Bicentennial Celebration of Franklin Academy in Columbus, the first public school in Mississippi.
Analysis:
538. SC 514
Resolution
Extend sympathy of the Legislature to the family of the state's longest-serving Mayor, Dock Gabbert, of Derma, Mississippi.
Analysis:
539. SC 515
Resolution
Extending condolences of Mississippi Legislature on the passing of Wiggins Mayor Joel Travis Miles and remembering his legacy.
Analysis:
540. SC 516
Resolution
Pay tribute to the memory and career of pioneering country music superstar Charley Pride from Sledge, Mississippi.
Analysis:
541. SC 517
Resolution
Pay tribute to the memory of former State Senator and Representative Nolan Mettetal.
Analysis:
542. SC 518
Resolution
Commend Hillcrest Christian Fast Pitch Softball Team for MAIS State Championship.
Analysis:
543. SC 519
Resolution
Commend Brookhaven High School 'Panthers' Boys Cross-Country Team for second consecutive state championship.
Analysis:
544. SC 521
Resolution
Recognize the induction of Grammy Award-Winning Country Music Artist Marty Stuart into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Analysis:
545. SC 522
Resolution
United States Constitution Convention under Article V; apply for federal debt limitation.
Analysis:
546. SC 523
Resolution
United States Constitutional Convention under Article V; apply for federal balanced budget requirement.
Analysis:
547. SC 524
Resolution
Issue apology of the State of Mississippi to Curtis Flowers after six trials and 23 years in prison and dismissal of charges.
Analysis:
548. SC 527
Resolution
Congratulate Coach Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss 'Rebels' Football Team for impressive victory in Outback Bowl and for 2020 season.
Analysis:
549. SC 528
Resolution
Commend golf icon Randy Watkins upon his induction into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.
Analysis:
550. SC 529
Resolution
Congratulate Ole Miss Lineman Terrence Metcalf upon his induction into the 2021 Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.
Analysis:
551. SC 530
Resolution
Commend Ole Miss and ATP tennis standout Dave Randall upon his induction into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.
Analysis:
552. SC 531
Resolution
Encourage counties and municipalities to exchange land use and development information with military installations.
Analysis:
553. SC 532
Resolution
Recognize March 4, 2021, as 'HPV Cancer Awareness Day' in Mississippi.
Analysis:
554. SC 533
Resolution
Demand that United States Forest Service cease certain restrictive action on National Forest Lands in Mississippi.
Analysis:
555. SC 534
Resolution
Declare September 2021 as 'Prostate Cancer Awareness Month'.
Analysis:
556. SN 1
Not Rated
David Banister Russell, Flora, Mississippi, Public Procurement Review Board, term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
557. SN 2
Not Rated
Nancy Rea Luke Carpenter, Columbus, Mississippi, Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, six year term beginning January 1, 2020 and ending January 1, 2026.
Analysis:
558. SN 3
Not Rated
Spencer J. (Spence) Flatgard, Ridgeland, Mississippi, Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, six year term beginning January 1, 2020 and ending January 1, 2026.
Analysis:
559. SN 4
Not Rated
Edmond Earl Hughes, Jr., Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, six year term beginning January 1, 2020 and ending January 1, 2026.
Analysis:
560. SN 5
Not Rated
Helen Moss Smith, Natchez, Mississippi, Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, six year term beginning January 1, 2020 and ending January 1, 2026.
Analysis:
561. SN 6
Neutral
Kimberly Kay Remak, Olive Branch, Mississippi, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, term effective December 8, 2020 and ending August 30, 2022.
Analysis:
562. SN 7
Neutral
Dr. Ronnie Lynn McGehee, Madison, Mississippi, State Board of Education, term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2028.
Analysis:
563. SN 8
Not Rated
Lauren Michelle Hegwood, Brandon, Mississippi, Board of Directors for the Mississippi Industries for the Blind, term effective December 17, 2020 and ending December 17, 2024.
Analysis:
564. SN 9
Not Rated
Jane Stroble Miller, Meridian, Mississippi, Board of Directors for the Mississippi Industries for the Blind as an individual who is legally blind, term effective December 17, 2020 and ending December 17, 2024.
Analysis:
565. SN 10
Not Rated
Michael Warren Boerner, Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Finance Corporation, term effective December 17, 2020 and ending March 31, 2026.
Analysis:
566. SN 11
Neutral
David Steen Wansley, Sr., Vicksburg, Mississippi, Appeals Board of the Mississippi Transportation Commission, four year term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
567. SN 12
Not Rated
Brig. Gen. Benjamin Joseph (Joe) Spraggins, Gulfport, Mississippi, MS Commission on Marine Resources as the Exe. Director of the Dept. of Marine Resources, term effective October 21, 2020 and the appointee shall serve at will and pleasure of the Governor.
Analysis:
568. SN 13
Not Rated
Christopher Glenn (Chris) Wells, P.E., Pearl, Mississippi, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality as the Executive Director, term effective October 20, 2020 and the appointee shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
Analysis:
569. SN 14
Not Rated
Andrea Adkins Sanders, McComb, Mississippi, Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services as Commissioner of Child Protection Services, term effective November 9, 2020.
Analysis:
570. SN 15
Not Rated
Mark Talbot Buys, Sr., Vicksburg, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Finance Corporation, term effective immediately and ending March 31, 2026.
Analysis:
571. SN 16
Not Rated
William Jarvis Van Devender, Jr., Jackson, Mississippi, Appeals Board of the Mississippi Transportation Commission, term effective December 29, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021.
Analysis:
572. SN 17
Neutral
Amanda Frusha, Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women, term effective January 11, 2021 and ending January 11, 2025.
Analysis:
573. SN 18
Neutral
Vivian Walker Dailey, Gautier, Mississippi, Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women, term is effective January 12, 2021 and ending January 12, 2025.
Analysis:
574. SN 19
Neutral
Dr. William Alonzo (Billy) Morehead, Madison, Mississippi, Public Procurement Review Board, four year term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
575. SN 20
Neutral
Glen Vernon East, Gulfport, Mississippi, State Board of Education as the School Administrator, term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2023, vice Buddy Bailey.
Analysis:
576. SN 21
Neutral
Angela Sade Wheeler Bass, Ph.D., Jackson, Mississippi, State Board of Education, term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2025, representing the First Supreme Court District, vice Johnny Franklin.
Analysis:
577. SN 22
Not Rated
Derek Royce Arrington, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, State Bond Attorney, term effective immediately and is concurrent with the Governor's term of office.
Analysis:
578. SN 23
Not Rated
Donald Geaty (Don) Brown, Vicksburg, Mississippi, Mississippi State Personnel Board to serve the state at large, five year term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2025.
Analysis:
579. SN 24
Not Rated
Thomas Allen (Tom) Wicker, Tupelo, Mississippi, Information Technology Services Authority, five year term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2025.
Analysis:
580. SN 25
Neutral
Elizabeth Ashley (Beth) Harkins, Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission as the Commissioner representing the employee interest, six year term effective immediately and ending December 31, 2026.
Analysis:
581. SN 26
Not Rated
Andre-Louis Verloin (Andre) de Gruy, Jackson, Mississippi, State Defender in the Office of the State Public Defender, four year term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
582. SN 27
Not Rated
John Scott Coopwood, Cleveland, Mississippi, Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, five year term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2025, representing the Second Congressional District.
Analysis:
583. SN 28
Not Rated
Pshon Barrett, Jackson, Mississippi, Board of Directors for the Mississippi Industries for the Blind, term effective June 30, 2018 and ending June 30, 2022.
Analysis:
584. SN 29
Not Rated
David Charles Johnson, Flowood, Mississippi, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services, term effective November 1, 2020.
Analysis:
585. SN 30
Not Rated
William Green (Will Green) Poindexter, III, Inverness, Mississippi, State Tax Appeals Board as an associate member, six year term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2026.
Analysis:
586. SN 31
Not Rated
John Walter Rounsaville, Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi Development Authority as the Executive Director, term effective immediately and the appointee shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
Analysis:
587. SN 32
Not Rated
Owen Bowdre (Hammer) Emerson, Hernando, Mississippi, State Oil and Gas Board, six year term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2026, representing the Third Supreme Court District.
Analysis:
588. SN 33
Not Rated
Francis Clark (Franc) Lee, Flowood, Mississippi, Mississippi Gaming Commission, term effective immediately and ends September 30, 2024.
Analysis:
589. SN 34
Not Rated
Michael Ray (Mike) Patterson, D.C., Boyle, Mississippi, State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, term effective immediately and ending April 20, 2024, representing the Second Congressional District, vice Dr. Dottie Pernell.
Analysis:
590. SN 35
Not Rated
Betsy Anne Lum Lipscomb, DVM, Port Gibson, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Animal Health as the beef cattle breeder and producer, four year term effective immediately and ending July 31, 2024.
Analysis:
591. SN 36
Not Rated
Chatham Hurst (Chat) Phillips, II, Yazoo City, Mississippi, Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality to represent the state at large, seven year term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2027.
Analysis:
592. SN 37
Not Rated
Vicki Lynn Bryant Blackwell, Southaven, Mississippi, Mississippi Real Estate Commission as the real estate broker, term effective February 16, 2021 and ending June 30, 2021, representing the First Congressional District, vice Alvin (Al) Gilless.
Analysis:
593. SN 38
Not Rated
Vicki Lynn Bryant Blackwell, Southaven, Mississippi, Mississippi Real Estate Commission as the real estate broker, four year term beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2025, representing the First Congressional District.
Analysis:
594. SN 39
Not Rated
Stephen Charles (Steve) Edds, Ridgeland, Mississippi, Mississippi Tort Claims Board as Chairman, appointee shall serve at the will and pleasure of the Governor.
Analysis:
595. SN 40
Not Rated
Thomas Kevin (Kevin) Smith, DVM, Carriere, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Veterinary Medicine, term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2025, representing the Second Supreme Court District.
Analysis:
596. SN 41
Not Rated
Lauren Michelle Hegwood, Brandon, Mississippi, Board of Directors for the Mississippi Industries for the Blind, term effective July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
597. SN 42
Not Rated
Margaret Melinda L. McGrath, Clinton, Mississippi, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, term set to expire April 1, 2025.
Analysis:
598. SN 43
Not Rated
Franklin Keith Davis, DVM, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Veterinary Medicine, five year term beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2026, representing the Second Supreme Court District.
Analysis:
599. SN 44
Not Rated
Stuart G. Denman, DVM, Charleston, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Veterinary Medicine, term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2024, representing the Third Supreme Court District.
Analysis:
600. SN 45
Not Rated
Gary Mack Grubbs, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission to represent the state at large as vice chairman, term effective immediately and runs concurrently with Governor's term of office.
Analysis:
601. SN 46
Not Rated
Tracy Koby Wofford, MAI, AI-GRS, Ridgeland, Mississippi, Mississippi Real Estate Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board to represent the state at large, four year term beginning January 1, 2022 and ending December 31, 2025.
Analysis:
602. SN 47
Not Rated
Scott Roach Shoemaker, Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi State Personnel Board, term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2023, representing the First Supreme Court District, vice Greg Moore.
Analysis:
603. SN 48
Not Rated
Warren G. Rossi, Corinth, Mississippi, State Board of Cosmetology as a Third Supreme Court District representative, term effective immediately and ending March 28, 2023, vice Darlene L. Smith.
Analysis:
604. SN 49
Not Rated
Philip Alan Chamblee, Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi Lottery Corporation Board of Directors, five year term effective immediately and ending December 31, 2025.
Analysis:
605. SN 50
Not Rated
Donald Everett (Don) Hinton, Jr., Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2023, representing the Second Supreme Court District.
Analysis:
606. SN 51
Not Rated
Mark Charles Baker, Sr., Brandon, Mississippi, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2023, representing the First Supreme Court District.
Analysis:
607. SN 52
Not Rated
Carl EuGene (Gene) Delcomyn, Brandon, Mississippi, Mississippi Home Corporation, six year term effective immediately and ending April 23, 2026, representing the First Supreme Court District.
Analysis:
608. SN 53
Not Rated
Larry Wayne Clark, Amory, Mississippi, Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission to represent the state at large as chairman, term effective immediately and runs concurrently with the Governor's term of office.
Analysis:
609. SN 54
Not Rated
Jillian James Foster, Pharm.D., Olive Branch, Mississippi, State Board of Pharmacy, five year term beginning July 2, 2021 and ending July 1, 2026, representing the First Congressional District as it existed in 1983, designated as Post 1.
Analysis:
610. SN 55
Not Rated
John Daniel Davis, IV, MD, Flowood, Mississippi, State Board of Health as a Licensed Physician, term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2023, vice Ed D. 'Tad' Barham, MD, FACR.
Analysis:
611. SN 56
Not Rated
Ryan Charles Harper, Pharm.D., Pelahatchie, Mississippi, State Board of Pharmacy to represent the Third Congressional District as it existed in 1983, designated as Post 3, five year term beginning July 2, 2021 and ending July 1, 2026.
Analysis:
612. SN 57
Not Rated
Phillip W. (Phil) Moore, Ridgeland, Mississippi, Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission to represent the Third Congressional District, term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2027.
Analysis:
613. SR 1
Resolution
Commend Andy Ogletree for finishing his first Masters as Low Amateur.
Analysis:
614. SR 2
Resolution
Senate Rules; amend Rule 65 to provide for removal of members of the Rules Committee.
Analysis:
615. SR 3
Resolution
Congratulate Magee Trojans Football Team for winning 3A State Championship.
Analysis:
616. SR 4
Resolution
Recognize Noah Harris of Natchez/Hattiesburg as Harvard's first African American male Student Body President.
Analysis:
617. SR 5
Resolution
Commend judicial contributions and legacy of former 14th Chancery District Judge Dorothy Colom.
Analysis:
618. SR 6
Resolution
Congratulate Lumberton High School 'Panthers' Football Team for MHSAA Class 1A State Championship.
Analysis:
619. SR 7
Resolution
Congratulating Oak Grove High School 'Warriors' Football Team for winning Class 6A State Championship.
Analysis:
620. SR 8
Resolution
Paying tribute to 52-year law enforcement career of Constable Houston 'Hoot' West of Caledonia, MS, and extending condolences.
Analysis:
621. SR 9
Resolution
Recognize Raphael Semmes as the recipient of the 2021 Governor's Arts Award as Mississippi Cultural Ambassador.
Analysis:
622. SR 10
Resolution
Recognize Arthur Jafa as the recipient of the 2021 Governor's Arts Award for Excellence in Media Arts.
Analysis:
623. SR 11
Resolution
Recognize the Tutwiler Quilters as the recipient of the 2021 Governor's Arts Award for Arts in the Community.
Analysis:
624. SR 12
Resolution
Recognize Jesmyn Ward as the recipient of the 2021 Governor's Arts Award for Excellence in Literature.
Analysis:
625. SR 13
Resolution
Recognize Benjamin Wright as the recipient of the 2021 Governor's Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Analysis:
626. SR 14
Resolution
Commend Florence Girls Soccer Team for winning MHSAA Class 4A State Championship.
Analysis:
627. SR 15
Resolution
Commend the life of Pontotoc native and Hall of Fame Songwriter Jim Weatherly.
Analysis:
628. SR 16
Resolution
Recognize Nellie McInnis as the recipient of the 2021 Governor's Arts Award for Excellence in Music.
Analysis:
629. SR 17
Resolution
Recognize Sarah Thomas as first female referee to officiate a Super Bowl.
Analysis:
630. SR 18
Resolution
Extend sympathy of Mississippi Senate to family of fallen officer Hancock County Deputy Sheriff Michael Anthony Boutte, Sr.
Analysis:
631. SR 19
Resolution
Recognize enduring influence of Mississippi businessman and civic leader Leland Rhymes Speed and extending sympathy of Senate.
Analysis:
632. SR 20
Resolution
Recognize the dedicated public service of MEMA Director Greg Michel on occasion of his retirement.
Analysis:
633. SR 21
Resolution
Recognize 'Native Plant Week' in Mississippi and commend the work of the Audubon Delta Region in native plant awareness.
Analysis:
634. SR 22
Resolution
Commend South Perry Elementary Kindergarten Teacher Maria James as 'Mississippi Rural Teacher of the Year.'
Analysis:
635. SR 23
Resolution
Expressing deepest sympathy of Senate to surviving family of Greenville native Mary Wilson of 'The Supremes.'
Analysis:
636. SR 24
Resolution
Commend Gulfport High School 'Lady Admirals' Girls Soccer Team for winning second consecutive Class 6A State Championship.
Analysis:
637. SR 25
Resolution
The Jones Act; affirm support for and celebrate the centennial anniversary of its passage.
Analysis:
638. SR 26
Resolution
Commend Alan Sudduth upon selection as 2020-2021 Chairman of the MMA Board of Directors.
Analysis:
639. SR 27
Resolution
Recognize Biloxi native and Nashville Predators Mathieu Olivier for first NHL goal by player born in Mississippi.
Analysis:
640. SR 28
Resolution
Commend JSU Lady Tigers Basketball Team for 2019-2020 SWAC Championship.
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed