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 69
Not Rated
State Veterans Affairs Board; provide that certain employees of are nonstate service employees under state personnel system.
Analysis:
5. HB 70
Neutral
Autopsies; provide for confidentiality of photographs and video and audio recordings with exceptions.
Analysis:
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. HB 74
Not Rated
Emergency Telecommunications Services (911); extend repealer on.
Analysis:
9. 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.
10. 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)
11. 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.
12. HB 100
Neutral
MS Telephone Solicitation Act; extend repealer on requirement that fees be deposited into State General Fund.
Analysis:
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. HB 109
Neutral
State budget; enact and revise various provisions relating to.
Analysis: This bill removes language that is no longer applicable and preserves the sound policy of 98% allocation of the general funds for this fiscal year.
16. HB 119
Bad Policy
Harper's Grace Law; extend repealer on authority to research and dispense cannabidiol (CBD oil) for medical purposes.
Analysis: This bill was amended in the Senate to include language related to a medical marijuana program besides the one chosen by Mississippians.
17. HB 135
Neutral
MS Critical Teacher Shortage Act of 1998; extend repealer on.
Analysis: This bill neither expands nor contracts government.
18. HB 136
Not Rated
Individual bond; require for public officers and employees handling or having the custody of public funds.
Analysis:
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. 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.
24. HB 277
Good Policy
Tribal identification cards; recognize as legal means of personal identification.
Analysis:
25. 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)
26. 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.
27. 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.
28. HB 341
Not Rated
Motor carrier safety improvements; prohibit consideration of deployment of in determining an individual's employment status with motor carrier.
Analysis:
29. 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.
30. 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.
31. HB 356
Bad Policy
Child abuse; expand immunity for good faith reports.
Analysis: This bill establishes immunity for a new classification of individuals working with/alongside government agencies. This new language is vague to say the least. The disclosure of sensitive information, especially information regarding children, must not be separated from our founding principle of personal privacy. Government's proper role is to protect individuals’ God-given rights not to grant its quasi-governmental partners immunity from liability when said partners’ actions abridge those rights. Lines 103-104 of this bill grants immunity to an individual employed outside of a government agency and/or department who “releases or uses information for the purpose of protecting a child.” This language has no limit, no foundation, and no place in our state’s law.
32. HB 357
Neutral
Bonding requirement for county purchase clerk; increase.
Analysis:
33. HB 359
Bad Policy
Municipalities with a certain population; allow to establish overdue water/sewer programs.
Analysis: This bill authorizes the transfer of money from taxpayers to fund a new government program to pay for assistance to low-income individuals. This is not the proper role of government.
34. HB 374
Neutral
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize for supporters of various organizations.
Analysis: This bill provides a way for citizens of Mississippi to willingly choose to support a specific organization through the selection of a distinctive motor vehicle license tag. Citizen engagement is essential to the overall stability of representative government. Government should find more ways to obtain funding through voluntary programs such as this.
35. 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.
36. HB 424
Neutral
Memorial highways; designate.
Analysis:
37. 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.
38. 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.
39. HB 487
Neutral
County and public libraries; repeal certain provisions related to.
Analysis:
40. 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.
41. 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.
42. HB 500
Neutral
Mississippi Home Corporation; extend reverter on authority to issue a certain amount of bonds.
Analysis:
43. HB 504
Neutral
Commission on School Accreditation; clarify membership composition.
Analysis:
44. HB 508
Neutral
Department of Revenue; allow retiring law enforcement officer of to retain issued sidearm.
Analysis:
45. 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.
46. 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.
47. 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
48. 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.
49. 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.
50. 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.
51. 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.
52. 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.
53. HB 551
Good Policy
Driver's license; require Department of Public Safety to allow official identifying document of MDOC to suffice for.
Analysis:
54. HB 572
Neutral
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
Analysis: This bill expands the alcohol market within the existing, state-controlled system. However, this bill also brings forward all applicable code sections relating to the establishment of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division of the Department of Revenue for possible amendment and contains a reverse repealer. Our legislators should use this opportunity to dismantle and ultimately abolish the ABC. Government should not hold a monopoly on alcohol in our state.
55. 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.
56. HB 594
Not Rated
Coastal Wetlands Protection Act; revise definitions to include 'ordinary high water mark'.
Analysis:
57. HB 628
Not Rated
Highway privilege tax; add a gross vehicle weight category for carriers of property with additional tax.
Analysis:
58. 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.
59. HB 632
Good Policy
'All Fuels Act of 2021'; establish.
Analysis:
60. HB 633
Neutral
Computer science curriculum; require State Department of Education to implement in K-12 public schools.
Analysis:
61. 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.
62. 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.
63. HB 746
Neutral
Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission Law; revise regarding warranty reimbursement.
Analysis:
64. 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.
65. HB 754
Neutral
Dyslexia education; revise provisions for determining student eligibility for IEP or 504 Plan.
Analysis:
66. 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.
67. HB 852
Neutral
Teachers' and teacher's assistants' salaries; provide increase to minimum salary.
Analysis:
68. 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:
69. 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.
70. HB 887
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate a segment of United States Highway 82 in Webster County as 'Corporal William Justin Cooper Memorial Highway.'
Analysis:
71. 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.
72. 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:
73. 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.
74. 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.
75. 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.
76. HB 974
Good Policy
DPS; revise law regarding.
Analysis:
77. HB 995
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate segment in Marshall County, Mississippi as the 'Representative Tommy Woods Memorial Highway.'
Analysis:
78. HB 1018
Not Rated
State buildings; name DPS Gulf Coast Regional Forensics Laboratory as the 'Gary T. Hargrove Memorial Forensic Laboratory.'
Analysis:
79. HB 1034
Not Rated
Uniform Controlled Substances Act; revise schedules.
Analysis:
80. HB 1047
Neutral
Nationally certified licensed school employees; delete caps on nurses and speech pathologists and add athletic trainers for salary supplements.
Analysis: This bill enables salary incentives for increased education and training attainment by certain individuals employed in our public schools. Government should work to find innovative spending policies focused on performance.
81. 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.
82. HB 1062
Not Rated
Daylight saving time; observe year-round if federal law is amended to allow it.
Analysis:
83. 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.
84. 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.
85. 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.
86. 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.
87. 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.
88. HB 1137
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions regarding the determination of true value of land used for agricultural purposes.
Analysis:
89. 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.
90. HB 1177
Neutral
General laws and journals of legislative sessions; copies of not provided to certain recipients of unless specifically requested.
Analysis:
91. 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.
92. 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.
93. HB 1197
Not Rated
Dual-phase design-build method of construction contracting; revise certain provisions of.
Analysis:
94. 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:
95. 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.
96. HB 1230
Not Rated
Mississippi Development Authority; allow businesses located on tribal lands to be eligible for certain discretionary programs.
Analysis:
97. 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.
98. 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.
99. 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.
100. HB 1288
Not Rated
Charter vessel operator's permit; create to authorize the sale of alcoholic beverages by the holder of.
Analysis:
101. HB 1296
Not Rated
Historic property income tax credit; revise certain provisions regarding.
Analysis:
102. 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.
103. 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.
104. 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.
105. 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.
106. HB 1333
Not Rated
Town of Wesson; authorize the use of low-speed vehicles and golf carts on certain public roads.
Analysis:
107. HB 1334
Not Rated
Town of Georgetown; authorize use of low-speed vehicles and golf carts on certain public roads.
Analysis:
108. 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:
109. HB 1346
Not Rated
City of Guntown; authorize use of low-speed vehicles and golf carts on certain public streets.
Analysis:
110. 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.
111. HB 1356
Not Rated
Income tax and sales tax; revise deduction for depreciation, exempt sales of certain aircraft.
Analysis:
112. HB 1365
Not Rated
Appropriation; Athletic Commission.
Analysis:
113. HB 1366
Not Rated
Appropriation; Barber Examiners, Board of.
Analysis:
114. HB 1367
Not Rated
Appropriation; Cosmetology, Board of.
Analysis:
115. HB 1368
Not Rated
Appropriation; Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists, Board of Examiners for.
Analysis:
116. HB 1369
Not Rated
Appropriation; Medical Licensure, Board of.
Analysis:
117. HB 1370
Not Rated
Appropriation; Nursing, Board of.
Analysis:
118. HB 1371
Not Rated
Appropriation; Nursing Home Administrators, Board of.
Analysis:
119. HB 1372
Not Rated
Appropriation; Optometry, Board of.
Analysis:
120. HB 1373
Not Rated
Appropriation; Physical Therapy Board.
Analysis:
121. HB 1374
Not Rated
Appropriation; Psychology, Board of.
Analysis:
122. HB 1375
Not Rated
Appropriation; Engineers and Land Surveyors, Board of Registration for Professional.
Analysis:
123. HB 1376
Not Rated
Appropriation; Auctioneers Commission.
Analysis:
124. HB 1377
Not Rated
Appropriation: Real Estate Commission and Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board.
Analysis:
125. HB 1378
Not Rated
Appropriation; District attorneys and staff.
Analysis:
126. HB 1379
Not Rated
Appropriation; Insurance, Department of.
Analysis:
127. HB 1380
Not Rated
Appropriation; Fire Academy.
Analysis:
128. HB 1381
Not Rated
Appropriation; Legislative expenses.
Analysis:
129. HB 1382
Not Rated
Appropriation; Capital Post-Conviction Counsel, Office of.
Analysis:
130. HB 1383
Not Rated
Appropriation; State Public Defender, Office of.
Analysis:
131. HB 1384
Not Rated
Appropriation; Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and trial judges services.
Analysis:
132. HB 1385
Not Rated
Appropriation; Attorney General.
Analysis:
133. HB 1386
Not Rated
Appropriation; Archives and History, Department of.
Analysis:
134. HB 1387
Not Rated
Appropriation; Education, Department of.
Analysis:
135. HB 1388
Not Rated
Appropriation; Educational Television, Authority for.
Analysis:
136. HB 1389
Not Rated
Appropriation; Arts Commission.
Analysis:
137. HB 1390
Not Rated
Appropriation; Library Commission.
Analysis:
138. HB 1391
Not Rated
Appropriation; reappropriation, DFA - Bureau of Building; FY21.
Analysis:
139. HB 1392
Not Rated
Appropriation; Environmental Quality, Department of.
Analysis:
140. HB 1393
Not Rated
Appropriation; Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Department of.
Analysis:
141. HB 1394
Not Rated
Appropriation; Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission.
Analysis:
142. HB 1395
Not Rated
Appropriation; Oil and Gas Board.
Analysis:
143. HB 1396
Not Rated
Appropriation; Public Service Commission.
Analysis:
144. HB 1397
Not Rated
Appropriation; Public Utilities Staff.
Analysis:
145. HB 1398
Not Rated
Appropriation; Human Services, Department of.
Analysis:
146. HB 1399
Not Rated
Appropriation; Rehabilitation Services, Department of.
Analysis:
147. HB 1400
Not Rated
Appropriation; Medicaid, Division of.
Analysis:
148. HB 1401
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health, Department of.
Analysis:
149. HB 1402
Not Rated
Appropriation; Foresters, Board of Registration for.
Analysis:
150. HB 1403
Not Rated
Appropriation; Forestry Commission.
Analysis:
151. HB 1404
Not Rated
Appropriation; Soil and Water Conservation Commission.
Analysis:
152. HB 1405
Not Rated
Appropriation; Pat Harrison Waterway District.
Analysis:
153. HB 1406
Not Rated
Appropriation; Pearl River Valley Water Supply District.
Analysis:
154. HB 1407
Not Rated
Appropriation; Port Authority, State.
Analysis:
155. HB 1408
Not Rated
Appropriation; Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District.
Analysis:
156. HB 1409
Not Rated
Appropriation; Yellow Creek State Inland Port Authority.
Analysis:
157. HB 1410
Not Rated
Appropriation; Public Employees' Retirement System.
Analysis:
158. HB 1411
Not Rated
Appropriation; Veterans' Home Purchase Board.
Analysis:
159. HB 1412
Not Rated
Appropriation; Marine Resources, Department of.
Analysis:
160. HB 1413
Not Rated
Appropriation; Transportation, Department of.
Analysis:
161. HB 1418
Not Rated
Oakland/Yalobusha Natural Gas District; authorize expansion of natural gas distribution system.
Analysis:
162. HB 1420
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt property of certain not-for-profit corporations used to provide swimming lessons and training.
Analysis:
163. 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.
164. HB 1434
Not Rated
Tallahatchie County; authorize contributions to Mid-State Opportunity, Inc.
Analysis:
165. HB 1436
Not Rated
Caledonia Natural Gas District; authorize to enter into agreement with Mississippi Development Bank.
Analysis:
166. HB 1437
Not Rated
Town of Byhalia; authorize transfer of certain funds for infrastructure improvements.
Analysis:
167. HB 1438
Not Rated
City of Petal; authorize a tax on hotels, motels, bars and restaurants to promote tourism, parks and recreation.
Analysis:
168. 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.
169. HB 1453
Not Rated
City of Booneville; extend date of repeal on city's hotel, motel and restaurant tax.
Analysis:
170. HB 1465
Not Rated
Town of Mize; authorize a tax on restaurants to promote tourism, parks and recreation.
Analysis:
171. HB 1466
Not Rated
Oxford Municipal Reserve and Trust Fund; make technical correction concerning certain internal reference within.
Analysis:
172. HB 1479
Not Rated
City of McComb; extend date of repeal on hotel/motel tourism tax.
Analysis:
173. HB 1480
Not Rated
Marshall County; expand boundaries of Marshall Utility Services Sewer District.
Analysis:
174. HB 1481
Not Rated
Town of Shannon; authorize expansion of its gas distribution system.
Analysis:
175. HB 1482
Not Rated
City of Indianola; extend repeal date on tourism commission and hotel, motel and restaurant tax.
Analysis:
176. HB 1483
Not Rated
City of Senatobia; extend repeal date on hotel/motel tourism tax.
Analysis:
177. HB 1487
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; authorize to execute certain agreement to make contributions to Vicksburg Warren Economic Development Foundation.
Analysis:
178. HB 1490
Not Rated
Coahoma County; authorize contributions to Tri-County Workforce Alliance.
Analysis:
179. HB 1491
Not Rated
Coahoma County; authorize contributions to the Family and Youth Opportunities, Inc.
Analysis:
180. HB 1493
Not Rated
Jackson County; revise duties of civil service commission for sheriff's department relating to certain personnel matters.
Analysis:
181. HB 1494
Not Rated
Walnut Grove; authorize Walnut Grove Correctional Authority to contract with the state to operate correctional facility.
Analysis:
182. HB 1495
Not Rated
Tallahatchie County; authorize leasing of certain water well to City of Charleston.
Analysis:
183. HB 1497
Not Rated
Jackson County; direct contributions to Management and Operations for the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education.
Analysis:
184. HB 1498
Not Rated
Holmes County; authorize contributions to P.E.A.R.L.S. Mentoring for Girls, Inc.
Analysis:
185. HB 1499
Not Rated
Holmes County; authorize contributions to Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation.
Analysis:
186. HB 1500
Not Rated
Holmes County; authorize transfer of funds/property from defunct county economic development authority to county economic development district.
Analysis:
187. HB 1502
Not Rated
MS Coast Transportation Authority; authorize to bear the full cost of processing electronic payments.
Analysis:
188. HB 1504
Not Rated
City of Forest; authorize a tax on hotels/motels and restaurants to promote tourism, parks and recreation.
Analysis:
189. HB 1509
Not Rated
Hancock County; extend the date of repeal on the Hancock County Tourism Development Bureau and hotel/motel tax.
Analysis:
190. HB 1515
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Debra Denise Thomas of Hinds County.
Analysis:
191. HB 1520
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to J.W. Jackson of Panola County.
Analysis:
192. HB 1529
Not Rated
Town of Como; extend repealer on authority to impose tourism tax on hotels, motels and restaurants.
Analysis:
193. HC 1
Resolution
Bobby Paschal Martin; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
194. HC 2
Resolution
Former Representative Gary V. Staples; commend legislative career and mourn loss upon his passing.
Analysis:
195. HC 4
Resolution
Representative Gary Chism; commend dedicated legislative career and public service upon his retirement.
Analysis:
196. HC 10
Resolution
Arthur James Anderson, Sr.; commend the life, legacy and contributions upon his passing.
Analysis:
197. HC 11
Resolution
Magee High School Football Team; commend upon winning MHSAA Class 3A State Championship.
Analysis:
198. HC 20
Resolution
Former Representative Nolan Mettetal; mourn loss and commemorate laudable legislative career upon his passing.
Analysis:
199. HC 21
Resolution
State of the State address of the Governor; call joint session to hear.
Analysis:
200. HC 22
Resolution
Barabbas Leasy; commend contributions throughout many years of service in education.
Analysis:
201. HC 25
Resolution
Former Representative Nolan 'Ray' R. Rogers; mourn loss and commemorate laudable legislative career upon his passing.
Analysis:
202. HC 27
Resolution
Mississippi Highway Patrol Lt. Troy Morris; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
203. HC 30
Resolution
2020 MHSAA Mr. Football Award recipients; commend and congratulate.
Analysis:
204. HC 32
Resolution
Sarcoidosis Awareness Month in Mississippi; designate April 2021 as.
Analysis:
205. HC 33
Resolution
Ruby Kate Bowles; commend her life upon her passing.
Analysis:
206. HC 34
Resolution
James 'David' Alford, Sr.; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
207. HC 35
Resolution
Steve Hale; commend distinguished public service career including as a State Senator.
Analysis:
208. HC 36
Resolution
Kidney Disease Awareness Month; recognize March 2021 as.
Analysis:
209. HC 37
Resolution
Franklin Academy; congratulate upon observance of the Bicentennial Celebration as first public school in Mississippi.
Analysis:
210. HC 38
Resolution
Robert Daniel 'Dan' Camp; commend life, legacy and contributions of upon his passing.
Analysis:
211. HC 39
Resolution
Gulf of Mexico continental shelf leasing and infrastructure development; urge and support continuation of.
Analysis:
212. HC 40
Resolution
Governor William Winter; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
213. HC 41
Resolution
Taiwan; recognize the friendship and encourage further economic ties with the State of Mississippi.
Analysis:
214. HC 42
Resolution
Mississippi Electric Power Associations; commend for their tireless efforts to restore power after the winter storm in February 2021.
Analysis:
215. HC 43
Resolution
'Mississippi Mosquito and West Nile Virus Awareness Week'; designate April 12-17, 2021, as.
Analysis:
216. HC 44
Resolution
Sara Barrett Harvey Roberts; commend life and legacy upon her passing.
Analysis:
217. HC 46
Resolution
Bishop Joseph Roscoe Campbell, Jr.; commend for service to his church and community.
Analysis:
218. HC 47
Resolution
Gary Hemphill Commercial Aviation Month; recognize April 2021 as.
Analysis:
219. HC 48
Resolution
Alcorn State University; commend and congratulate upon its 150th year anniversary.
Analysis:
220. HC 49
Resolution
Eris Knott; commend upon being named an Extraordinary Educator for 2021 by Curriculum Associates.
Analysis:
221. HC 50
Resolution
Wayne Ulrich; commend upon being named an Extraordinary Educator for 2021 by Curriculum Associates.
Analysis:
222. HC 51
Resolution
Jamie Cooper; commend upon being named an Extraordinary Educator for 2021 by Curriculum Associates.
Analysis:
223. HC 52
Resolution
Bobby Rush; congratulate upon winning his second Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.
Analysis:
224. HC 53
Resolution
2021 'Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Day at the Capitol'; observe virtually on May 6, 2021.
Analysis:
225. HC 54
Resolution
Noah Harris; commend for being elected as Harvard University's First African-American student body president.
Analysis:
226. HC 55
Resolution
Asya Branch; commend and congratulate upon being crowned Miss USA 2020.
Analysis:
227. HC 56
Resolution
Native Plant Appreciation Week; recognize observance of on April 19-25, 2021.
Analysis:
228. HC 60
Resolution
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Trauma Awareness Day; recognize June 21, 2021, as.
Analysis:
229. HC 61
Resolution
New Site Lady Royals Basketball Team; commend for winning the MHSAA Class 2A State Basketball Championship.
Analysis:
230. HR 2
Resolution
Omega Psi Phi Day; designate February 5, 2021 as in Mississippi.
Analysis:
231. HR 3
Resolution
Children's Advocacy Centers of Mississippi; commend for 20 years of dedicated service.
Analysis:
232. HR 4
Resolution
Jackson State University Lady Tigers Basketball Team; commend upon winning 2020 SWAC regular season championship.
Analysis:
233. HR 9
Resolution
Dr. Harry C. Frye, Jr.; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
234. HR 10
Resolution
Brenda Fortune Sisson; mourn loss and commemorate life and legacy upon her passing.
Analysis:
235. HR 12
Resolution
House Rules; create temporary rule on determining a quorum during meetings conducted remotely.
Analysis:
236. HR 13
Resolution
Police Chief Calvin Jackson; commend upon occasion of retirement.
Analysis:
237. HR 14
Resolution
House Rules; adopt permanent for the 2020-2024 term.
Analysis:
238. 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:
239. HR 16
Resolution
David Eldridge; commend on retirement as Chief of Police for the Kilmichael Police Department.
Analysis:
240. HR 17
Resolution
Deacon Lloyd Webster, Jr.; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
241. HR 18
Resolution
Gene Murphy; commend and congratulate upon his retirement as athletic director of Hinds Community College.
Analysis:
242. HR 19
Resolution
Homer Dee Skelton; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
243. HR 20
Resolution
Deputy Lt. Michael Anthony Boutte, Sr.; commend life and legacy of service upon his passing.
Analysis:
244. HR 21
Resolution
James E. 'Jim' Stirgus, Sr.; mourn loss and commemorate life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
245. HR 22
Resolution
Reverend Clyde Larocque Carter; commend and celebrate life and historic legacy of.
Analysis:
246. HR 23
Resolution
Ruth Antoninette Batton Campbell; commend her life upon her passing.
Analysis:
247. HR 24
Resolution
Billy Wiseman; commend his service as the cofounder of the New Albany Main Street Association.
Analysis:
248. HR 25
Resolution
Tommy Sappington; commend service as the cofounder of the New Albany Main Street Association.
Analysis:
249. HR 26
Resolution
David Hunter Manley; commend life and legacy as an educator and headmaster, and express deep sympathy upon his passing.
Analysis:
250. HR 27
Resolution
Ida Pearl Peavie Minor; commend for many decades as esteemed educator and work with MDE.
Analysis:
251. HR 28
Resolution
Melvin Ford; commend life and express deepest sympathy upon his passing.
Analysis:
252. HR 29
Resolution
Jesmyn Ward; recognize novelist upon her receipt of the 2021 Governor's Arts Award for Excellence in Literature.
Analysis:
253. HR 30
Resolution
State Games of Mississippi Youth Athlete of the Year; commend and congratulate Leighton Jenkins for earning.
Analysis:
254. HR 31
Resolution
State Games of MS Male Athlete of the Year; command and congratulate Chet Nicklas for earning.
Analysis:
255. HR 32
Resolution
State Games of Mississippi Female Athlete of the Year; commend and congratulate Sarah Misiak for earning.
Analysis:
256. HR 33
Resolution
Ceaser L. Merriweather; commend the life of and express deep sympathy to this family and friends upon his passing.
Analysis:
257. HR 34
Resolution
Larry Van Winborne; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
258. HR 35
Resolution
Roger and Margaret Taylor; commend upon 50th wedding anniversary.
Analysis:
259. 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:
260. HR 37
Resolution
Glo; commend company and its founders upon success and contributions to Starkville community and State of Mississippi.
Analysis:
261. HR 38
Resolution
Jackson Public School District's Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (JROTC) Program; recognize and commend stellar success of.
Analysis:
262. HR 39
Resolution
Jessie Anna Cotton Robinson; commend upon occasion of 100th birthday.
Analysis:
263. HR 40
Resolution
Reverend Robert L. Cook; commend upon retirement as Deputy Executive Director for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.
Analysis:
264. HR 41
Resolution
Mr. Joe and Mrs. Jane Tubb; commend and congratulate upon celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
Analysis:
265. HR 42
Resolution
Joe C. Bradford; commend his life upon his passing.
Analysis:
266. HR 43
Resolution
Lanier High School Boys Basketball Team; commend for winning 4A State Championship.
Analysis:
267. HR 44
Resolution
James Luckett; commend and congratulate upon being named 2020 Mississippi Truck Driver of the Year.
Analysis:
268. HR 45
Resolution
Dorothy Jean Murray-Gilbert; mourn loss and commemorate life and legacy of upon her passing.
Analysis:
269. HR 46
Resolution
Emanuel F. Barnes, Sr.; commend upon his retirement from Alcorn State University.
Analysis:
270. HR 47
Resolution
Madison Central High School Girls Soccer Team; commend upon winning MHSAA 6A Girls North State Soccer Championship.
Analysis:
271. HR 48
Resolution
Madison Central High School Boys Soccer Team; commend for winning MHSAA 6A State Soccer Championship.
Analysis:
272. HR 49
Resolution
Alfred 'Skip' Robinson; honor legacy and recognize many outstanding civil rights accomplishments.
Analysis:
273. HR 50
Resolution
Representative Sara Richardson Thomas; commend distinguished legislative career and public service upon her retirement.
Analysis:
274. HR 51
Resolution
Down Syndrome Day in Mississippi; declare March 21, 2021, as.
Analysis:
275. HR 52
Resolution
Florence High School Lady Eagles Soccer Team; commend upon winning MHSAA Class 4A State Soccer Championship.
Analysis:
276. HR 53
Resolution
Troop 8, Boy Scouts of America of First Baptist Church of Jackson; commemorate 100th anniversary.
Analysis:
277. HR 54
Resolution
'Bugg' Mills; commend upon being named the 2020 'Farm Dog of the Year' by the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation.
Analysis:
278. HR 55
Resolution
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Day in Mississippi; declare March 23, 2021 as.
Analysis:
279. HR 56
Resolution
Jackson State University Men's Basketball Team; commend upon winning SWAC regular season championship.
Analysis:
280. HR 57
Resolution
Melvyn Eugene 'Man' Page; mourn the loss and commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
281. HR 58
Resolution
Dayzsha Rogan; commend Jackson State Lady Tiger upon being named 2020-2021 SWAC Women's Basketball Player of the Year.
Analysis:
282. HR 59
Resolution
Curtis Whitley; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
Analysis:
283. HR 60
Resolution
Robert Earl Hill, Sr.; commend upon celebration of his 101st birthday.
Analysis:
284. HR 61
Resolution
Asya Branch; commend and congratulate upon being crowned Miss USA 2020.
Analysis:
285. HR 62
Resolution
Jackson State University Lady Tigers Basketball Team; commend for winning the 2021 Cricket Wireless Women's Basketball Tournament.
Analysis:
286. HR 63
Resolution
The Jones Act; affirm support for and celebrate the centennial anniversary of its passage.
Analysis:
287. HR 64
Resolution
Holmes County Central High School Jaguars Basketball Team; commend upon winning its first Class 5A State Championship.
Analysis:
288. HR 65
Resolution
Holmes County Central High School Lady Jaguars Basketball Team; commend upon finishing runner-up for Class 5A State Championship.
Analysis:
289. HR 66
Resolution
Honorable Judith 'Judy' Hall McLeod; commend distinguished career as Ward 2 Alderwoman for the City of Louisville upon her retirement.
Analysis:
290. HR 67
Resolution
Don Kessinger; congratulate upon occasion of the retirement of his jersey number by the University of Mississippi.
Analysis:
291. HR 68
Resolution
MS Tails N' Scales program; recognize as best scientific information available for monitoring red snapper catch and effort in MS.
Analysis:
292. HR 69
Resolution
Billy 'Jackie' F. Miller; mourn loss and commemorate the life of.
Analysis:
293. HR 70
Resolution
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi; commend for its outstanding and compassionate works in granting wishes of terminally ill MS children.
Analysis:
294. HR 71
Resolution
Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency; support and oppose new federal regulations on.
Analysis:
295. HR 72
Resolution
Mayor Leo 'Chipper' McDermott; congratulate upon retirement and commend for exceptional service.
Analysis:
296. HR 73
Resolution
Tishomingo County High School Cheerleading Squad; commend for winning the 2020 MHSAA State Cheerleading Championship.
Analysis:
297. HR 74
Resolution
Coahoma Community High School Boys Basketball Team; commend and congratulate upon winning MHSAA Class 2A State Championship.
Analysis:
298. HR 75
Resolution
Coahoma Community College Lady Tigers Basketball Team; commend upon winning North District Championship.
Analysis:
299. HR 76
Resolution
Lumberton High School Football Team; commend upon winning MHSAA Class 1A State Football Championship.
Analysis:
300. HR 77
Resolution
Popp's Ferry Elementary School; commend for receiving the 2020 National Blue Ribbon School Award.
Analysis:
301. HR 78
Resolution
Long Beach High School Boys Soccer Team; commend upon winning its first Class 5A State Championship.
Analysis:
302. HR 79
Resolution
Laurel High School Lady Golden Tornadoes Basketball Team; commend upon winning first-ever Class 5A State Championship.
Analysis:
303. HR 80
Resolution
Tardive Dyskinesia Awareness Week; recognize May 2-9, 2021, as week of observance of in Mississippi.
Analysis:
304. HR 81
Resolution
Alan Dedeaux; congratulate upon the occasion of retirement.
Analysis:
305. HR 82
Resolution
Analysis:
306. HR 83
Resolution
Analysis:
307. HR 84
Resolution
Joe Robinson; commend esteemed career of service with the Mississippi House of Representatives upon his retirement.
Analysis:
308. HR 85
Resolution
Lieutenant Jerry 'Ten Speed' Boyd; commend distinguished career upon the occasion of his retirement from the Corinth Police Department.
Analysis:
309. HR 86
Resolution
Analysis:
310. HR 88
Resolution
Analysis:
311. 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.
312. SB 2024
Neutral
Depositories; revise bid process for selection by counties and municipalities.
Analysis:
313. 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.
314. 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.
315. SB 2075
Neutral
State parks; change name of Natchez State Park to 'Bob M. Dearing Natchez State Park.'
Analysis:
316. SB 2076
Not Rated
Mississippi Fair Commission; remove repealer and revise advisory council composition.
Analysis:
317. SB 2098
Bad Policy
State Board of Funeral Service; extend repealer on.
Analysis:
318. SB 2119
Good Policy
Pseudoephedrine and ephedrine; authorize sales and purchase of certain products containing without a prescription.
Analysis: This bill increases individual liberty by reducing government intervention the availability of certain healthcare items for purchase.
319. SB 2121
Good Policy
Intimate visual material; criminalize disclosure of.
Analysis:
320. SB 2124
Not Rated
Mississippi Department of Employment Security; revise various provisions regarding authority of.
Analysis:
321. 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.
322. SB 2165
Good Policy
Veterans Service Officers; revise certain qualifications and requirements.
Analysis: This bill amends existing code to incorporate the applicable federal statute.
323. 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.
324. SB 2204
Neutral
Revised LLC Act and MS Registered Agents Act; require listing of registered agent's email address.
Analysis:
325. 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.
326. SB 2253
Good Policy
Concealed carry weapons permit; combine with driver's license or identification card.
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency and reduces unnecessary burdens on individuals. Government should continually work to find innovative ways to reduce inefficient bureaucratic red tape, costs, and waste.
327. SB 2261
Good Policy
Perpetual care cemetaries; authorize counties and cities to clean property of those not properly maintained and seek reimbursement.
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.
328. SB 2267
Good Policy
Teacher license; allow reciprocity if teacher possesses standard license from other state and passes background check.
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.
329. 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.
330. SB 2293
Not Rated
Claims by veterans under consumer protection law; Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board offers service free of charge.
Analysis:
331. SB 2294
Good Policy
Veteran Driver's License Designation; allow proof of military service in person.
Analysis: This bill clarifies existing code to reduce unnecessary burdens on Veterans.
332. SB 2313
Bad Policy
Mississippi Intercollegiate Athletics Compensation Rights Act; allow athletes to be compensated for name, image and likeness.
Analysis: This bill creates disproportionate requirements/criteria for state scholarships and grants by exempting a particular class of students from income thresholds currently in place as criteria for eligibility associated with many state scholarships and grants. This bill, whether intentionally or not, authorizes government-sanctioned discrimination of non student-athletes by statutorily allowing student-athletes to retain scholarships and grants without regard to compensation. (See lines 149 - 153; 220 - 226)
333. SB 2324
Neutral
Bad Faith Assertions of Patent Infringement; extend repealer on.
Analysis:
334. 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.
335. 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.
336. SB 2373
Not Rated
Motor fuel sales; provide immunity for damages caused by the use of incompatible fuel upon certain conditions.
Analysis:
337. SB 2392
Neutral
County port and harbor commission; provide for holdover of appointees.
Analysis:
338. SB 2419
Neutral
State Medical Examiner fees; extend repealer on.
Analysis:
339. SB 2420
Neutral
Temporary license for social workers; authorize to practice in nonprofit facilities.
Analysis:
340. SB 2434
Neutral
Department of Public Safety; authorize contract with counties for custody of certain offenders.
Analysis:
341. SB 2435
Neutral
Alcoholic beverages; revise various provisions relating to distilleries.
Analysis: This bill increases individual liberty within a flawed system.
342. SB 2474
Neutral
Health department; authorize certain charges for services with other agencies for operation of 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.
343. SB 2481
Neutral
Memorial highways; designate various segments.
Analysis:
344. SB 2521
Not Rated
Mississippi Advantage Jobs Act; revise definition of 'new direct job' for incentive applicants from and after July 1, 2010.
Analysis:
345. 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.
346. 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.
347. 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.
348. SB 2569
Neutral
Urine; create the crime of selling or tampering with urine.
Analysis:
349. 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.
350. 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.
351. SB 2605
Not Rated
Golf carts and low-speed vehicles; authorize municipalities to permit operation on municipal streets.
Analysis:
352. SB 2606
Bad Policy
Mississippi Native Spirit Law; create.
Analysis: This bill increases the size and scope of government by adding an additional category of alcoholic beverages to the existing list under the purview and ultimate authority of our state’s monopoly on alcohol.
353. SB 2621
Neutral
Task Force; establish to study domestic law matters.
Analysis:
354. 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.
355. SB 2626
Neutral
MS Business Corporation Act; amend to allow corporations to hold annual or special shareholder meetings remotely.
Analysis:
356. SB 2630
Neutral
County law library; authorize use of money for technological purposes.
Analysis: This bill neither expands nor contracts the size of government.
357. SB 2638
Not Rated
Electronic documents; provide recording procedure for counties without electronic-recording capability.
Analysis:
358. SB 2643
Neutral
Service of tax sale notices; revise to allow service by a constable.
Analysis:
359. SB 2648
Neutral
MS Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide Act; Oil and Gas Board shall have jurisdiction to enforce provisions of.
Analysis:
360. SB 2649
Neutral
Public contracts for energy efficiency; extend repeal date on use of.
Analysis:
361. 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.
362. SB 2746
Neutral
Hudson's Law; require healthcare providers to provide information to parents who receive a postnatal diagnosis of a chromosomal disorder.
Analysis:
363. SB 2750
Neutral
Pharmacy practice; revise definition of 'written guideline or protocol' regarding location of delegated prescribing functions.
Analysis:
364. 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.
365. 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.
366. 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.
367. SB 2785
Good Policy
Driver's license requirements; exempt military members, spouses and dependent children under certain conditions.
Analysis:
368. SB 2788
Bad Policy
Radar speed detection; revise provisions concerning use by Highway Patrol and municipal law enforcement in certain cities.
Analysis:
369. 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.
370. 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.
371. SB 2799
Not Rated
Mississippi Medicaid Program; make technical amendments to reimbursements and administration.
Analysis:
372. SB 2807
Bad Policy
Alcoholic beverages; restore provision restricting areas in which manufacture, sale and distribution are authorized.
Analysis: This bill restricts individual liberty by authorizing unnecessary regulations on the free market. Government should not interfere in individuals’ ability to participate, either as producers or consumers, in the marketplace.
373. SB 2809
Good Policy
Public records; extend repealer on provision requiring public access to records.
Analysis: This bill maintains statute which requires public access to records. Ideally, there should be no expiration date on this policy.
374. 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.
375. 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.
376. SB 2825
Not Rated
Mississippi Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2021; create.
Analysis:
377. SB 2827
Not Rated
Public purchases; specify prequalification process for construction manager at risk soliciting bids for projects.
Analysis:
378. 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.
379. SB 2834
Neutral
Mississippi Historic Site Preservation Fund Grant Program; establish within Department of Archives and History.
Analysis:
380. SB 2839
Neutral
SMART Business Act; create SMART Business Accelerate Initiative and distinguish from SMART Business Rebate.
Analysis: This bill increases government spending on programs that support the core functions of government.
381. 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.
382. SB 2872
Neutral
Alcoholic beverages; remove election requirement for designation of area in Rankin County as a qualified resort area.
Analysis: This bill reduces government accountability and transparency and establishes inconsistent policies. Government should eliminate its overreach in our state’s alcohol market. Preferential policies in a piecemeal approach is irresponsible governance.
383. SB 2874
Bad Policy
Residential and commercial contractors; require sales tax permit from Department of Revenue for pulling building permit.
Analysis: This bill establishes additional unnecessary burdens on individuals, specifically on responsible individuals working to provide for themselves and their families and contribute to our state’s economy.
384. 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.
385. 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.
386. 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.
387. SB 2895
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; provide assessment rate for transformative renewable energy project property designated by the county board.
Analysis:
388. 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.
389. 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.
390. 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.
391. SB 2907
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.
Analysis:
392. SB 2908
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Cooperative Extension Service.
Analysis:
393. SB 2909
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Forest and Wildlife Research Center.
Analysis:
394. SB 2910
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Veterinary Medicine, College of.
Analysis:
395. SB 2911
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - Student Financial Aid.
Analysis:
396. SB 2912
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Analysis:
397. SB 2913
Not Rated
Appropriation; Community and Junior Colleges Board - Administrative expenses.
Analysis:
398. SB 2914
Not Rated
Appropriation; Community and Junior Colleges Board - Support for community and junior colleges.
Analysis:
399. SB 2915
Not Rated
Appropriation; Corrections, Department of.
Analysis:
400. SB 2916
Not Rated
Appropriation; Public Safety, Department of.
Analysis:
401. SB 2917
Not Rated
Appropriation; Emergency Management Agency.
Analysis:
402. SB 2918
Not Rated
Appropriation; Military Department.
Analysis:
403. SB 2919
Not Rated
Appropriation; Veterans Affairs Board.
Analysis:
404. SB 2920
Not Rated
Appropriation; Ethics Commission.
Analysis:
405. SB 2921
Not Rated
Appropriation; Judicial Performance Commission.
Analysis:
406. SB 2922
Not Rated
Appropriation; Employment Security, Department of.
Analysis:
407. SB 2923
Not Rated
Appropriation; Revenue, Department of.
Analysis:
408. SB 2924
Not Rated
Appropriation; Tax Appeals Board.
Analysis:
409. SB 2925
Not Rated
Appropriation; Workers' Compensation Commission.
Analysis:
410. SB 2926
Not Rated
Appropriation; Mental Health, Department of.
Analysis:
411. SB 2927
Not Rated
Appropriation; Transportation, Department of - State Aid Road Construction, Office of.
Analysis:
412. SB 2928
Not Rated
Appropriation; Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority.
Analysis:
413. SB 2929
Not Rated
Appropriation; Chiropractic Examiners, Board of.
Analysis:
414. SB 2930
Not Rated
Appropriation; Dental Examiners, Board of.
Analysis:
415. SB 2931
Not Rated
Appropriation; Funeral Services Board.
Analysis:
416. SB 2932
Not Rated
Appropriation; Massage Therapy, Board of.
Analysis:
417. SB 2933
Not Rated
Appropriation; Pharmacy, Board of.
Analysis:
418. SB 2934
Not Rated
Appropriation; Counselors, Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional.
Analysis:
419. SB 2935
Not Rated
Appropriation; Veterinary Examiners, Board of.
Analysis:
420. SB 2936
Not Rated
Appropriation; Architecture, Board of.
Analysis:
421. SB 2937
Not Rated
Appropriation; Gaming Commission.
Analysis:
422. SB 2938
Not Rated
Appropriation; Geologists, Board of Registered Professional.
Analysis:
423. SB 2939
Not Rated
Appropriation; Motor Vehicle Commission.
Analysis:
424. SB 2940
Not Rated
Appropriation; Accountancy, Board of Public.
Analysis:
425. SB 2941
Not Rated
Appropriation; Contractors, Board of.
Analysis:
426. SB 2942
Not Rated
Appropriation; Agriculture and Commerce, Department of.
Analysis:
427. SB 2944
Not Rated
Appropriation; Animal Health, Board of.
Analysis:
428. SB 2945
Not Rated
Appropriation; Fair and Coliseum Commission - Livestock shows.
Analysis:
429. SB 2946
Not Rated
Appropriation; Audit, Department of.
Analysis:
430. SB 2947
Not Rated
Appropriation; Banking and Consumer Finance, Department of.
Analysis:
431. SB 2948
Not Rated
Appropriation; Finance and Administration, Department of.
Analysis:
432. SB 2949
Not Rated
Appropriation; Governor's Office and Mansion.
Analysis:
433. SB 2950
Not Rated
Appropriation; Information Technology Services, Department of.
Analysis:
434. SB 2951
Not Rated
Appropriation; Development Authority, Mississippi.
Analysis:
435. SB 2952
Not Rated
Appropriation; Personnel Board.
Analysis:
436. SB 2953
Not Rated
Appropriation; Secretary of State.
Analysis:
437. SB 2954
Not Rated
Appropriation; Treasurer's Office.
Analysis:
438. SB 2955
Not Rated
Appropriation; Debt Service-Gen. Obli.
Analysis:
439. SB 2956
Not Rated
Appropriations; additional appropriations for various state agencies.
Analysis:
440. 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.
441. SB 2974
Not Rated
City of Byram; extend repeal date on hotel and motel tax.
Analysis:
442. 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:
443. SB 3072
Not Rated
Lafayette County; change governing law for county trust fund investments from PERS to MS Uniform Prudent Investor Act.
Analysis:
444. SB 3076
Not Rated
Jackson County and the City of Pascagoula; extend repealer on LaPointe-Krebs Foundation, Inc.
Analysis:
445. SB 3079
Not Rated
City of Greenwood; extend the repeal date on the tourism tax and the Greenwood Tourism Commission.
Analysis:
446. SB 3080
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; authorize adoption of vacant commercial building registration ordinance.
Analysis:
447. SB 3083
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; extend repealers on authority to contribute to various organizations.
Analysis:
448. SB 3086
Not Rated
Lauderdale County; extend repeal date on the Lauderdale County Tourism Commission.
Analysis:
449. SB 3087
Not Rated
Warren County; authorize contributions to various organizations.
Analysis:
450. SB 3088
Not Rated
City of Baldwyn; authorize to expand and operate natural gas distribution system to serve certain areas of Tippah County.
Analysis:
451. SB 3090
Not Rated
Washington County; extend the repeal date on the Washington County Convention and Visitors Committee and the tourism tax.
Analysis:
452. SC 502
Resolution
Remember the legacy of former Governor William F. Winter and extend deepest sympathy of the Legislature on his passing.
Analysis:
453. SC 503
Resolution
Commend Aysa Branch for winning Miss USA.
Analysis:
454. SC 504
Resolution
Ted Booth; commend for receiving the 2020 Legislative Staff Achievement Award from NCSL.
Analysis:
455. SC 506
Resolution
Express intent of Legislature that daylight saving time shall be the year-round standard time in Mississippi.
Analysis:
456. SC 509
Resolution
Extend deepest sympathy of Legislature on the passing of Mississippi Sports Icon JSU Coach 'W.C.' Gorden.
Analysis:
457. SC 510
Resolution
Mourn the passing of former Senator Tommy Moffatt, Sr., of Gautier, Mississippi, and commend his public and charitable service.
Analysis:
458. SC 511
Resolution
Commend Leake Academy 'Rebels' Football Team for winning the MAIS Class 5A State Championship.
Analysis:
459. SC 512
Resolution
Commend the life of legendary college and NFL football player and Coach Ray Perkins from Petal, Mississippi.
Analysis:
460. SC 513
Resolution
Recognize the Bicentennial Celebration of Franklin Academy in Columbus, the first public school in Mississippi.
Analysis:
461. SC 514
Resolution
Extend sympathy of the Legislature to the family of the state's longest-serving Mayor, Dock Gabbert, of Derma, Mississippi.
Analysis:
462. SC 515
Resolution
Extending condolences of Mississippi Legislature on the passing of Wiggins Mayor Joel Travis Miles and remembering his legacy.
Analysis:
463. SC 516
Resolution
Pay tribute to the memory and career of pioneering country music superstar Charley Pride from Sledge, Mississippi.
Analysis:
464. SC 517
Resolution
Pay tribute to the memory of former State Senator and Representative Nolan Mettetal.
Analysis:
465. SC 518
Resolution
Commend Hillcrest Christian Girls Fast Pitch Softball Team for MAIS State Championship.
Analysis:
466. SC 519
Resolution
Commend Brookhaven High School 'Panthers' Boys Cross-Country Team for second consecutive state championship.
Analysis:
467. SC 521
Resolution
Recognize the induction of Grammy Award-Winning Country Music Artist Marty Stuart into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Analysis:
468. SC 527
Resolution
Congratulate Coach Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss 'Rebels' Football Team for impressive victory in Outback Bowl and for 2020 season.
Analysis:
469. SC 528
Resolution
Commend golf icon Randy Watkins upon his induction into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.
Analysis:
470. SC 529
Resolution
Congratulate Ole Miss Lineman Terrence Metcalf upon his induction into the 2021 Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.
Analysis:
471. SC 530
Resolution
Commend Ole Miss and ATP tennis standout Dave Randall upon his induction into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Musuem.
Analysis:
472. SC 531
Resolution
Encourage counties and municipalities to exchange land use and development information with military installations.
Analysis:
473. SC 532
Resolution
Recognize March 4, 2021, as 'HPV Cancer Awareness Day' in Mississippi.
Analysis:
474. SC 533
Resolution
Recommend that the United States Forest Service reconsider certain restrictive action on National Forest Lands in Mississippi.
Analysis:
475. SC 534
Resolution
Declare September 2021 as 'Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.'
Analysis:
476. SC 535
Resolution
Suspend rules; further consideration of Senate Bill No. 2799 and House Bill No. 1008, Medicaid Technical Amendments.
Analysis:
477. SC 537
Resolution
Declare that March 21, 2021, is 'World Down Syndrome Day in Mississippi.'
Analysis:
478. SN 1
Not Rated
David Banister Russell, Flora, Mississippi, Public Procurement Review Board, term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
479. 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:
480. 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:
481. 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:
482. 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:
483. SN 7
Neutral
Dr. Ronnie Lynn McGehee, Madison, Mississippi, State Board of Education, term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2028.
Analysis:
484. 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:
485. SN 10
Not Rated
Michael Warren Boerner, Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Finance Corporation, term effective December 17, 2020 and ending March 31, 2026.
Analysis:
486. 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:
487. 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:
488. 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:
489. 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:
490. SN 15
Not Rated
Mark Talbot Buys, Sr., Vicksburg, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Finance Corporation, term effective immediately and ending March 31, 2026.
Analysis:
491. 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:
492. 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:
493. 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:
494. 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:
495. 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:
496. 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:
497. 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:
498. 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:
499. 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:
500. 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:
501. 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:
502. 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:
503. 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:
504. 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:
505. 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:
506. SN 33
Not Rated
Francis Clark (Franc) Lee, Flowood, Mississippi, Mississippi Gaming Commission, term effective immediately and ends September 30, 2024.
Analysis:
507. 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:
508. 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:
509. 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:
510. 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:
511. 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:
512. 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:
513. 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:
514. 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:
515. 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:
516. 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:
517. 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:
518. 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:
519. 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:
520. 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:
521. 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:
522. SN 59
Not Rated
Cammack A. (Cam) Roberds, Sr., Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Mississippi Advisory Commission on Marine Resources as the Recreational Sports Fisherman representative, term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
523. SN 61
Not Rated
Col. Nick Paul Ardillo, Jr., Columbus, Mississippi, Mississippi State Personnel Board to represent the Third Supreme Court District, five year term beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2026.
Analysis:
524. SN 62
Not Rated
Roderick Clarence (Rod) Givens, MD, Natchez, Mississippi, State Board of Medical Licensure to represent the Second Supreme Court District, unexpired term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2026.
Analysis:
525. SN 64
Not Rated
Franklin Keith Davis, DVM, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Veterinary Medicine, five year term beginning May 23, 2021 and ending May 22, 2026, representing the Second Supreme Court District.
Analysis:
526. SN 65
Not Rated
Thomas Kevin (Kevin) Smith, DVM, Carriere, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Veterinary Medicine, term effective immediately and ending May 22, 2025, representing the Second Supreme Court District.
Analysis:
527. SN 66
Not Rated
Stuart G. Denman, Jr., DVM, Charleston, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Veterinary Medicine, term effective immediately and ending April 22, 2024, representing the Third Supreme Court District.
Analysis:
528. SN 67
Not Rated
Jillian James Foster, Pharm.D., MBA, Olive Branch, Mississippi, State Board of Pharmacy to represent the First Congressional District as it existed on July 1, 2001, designated as Post 1, five year term beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2026.
Analysis:
529. SN 68
Not Rated
Ryan Charles Harper, Pharm.D., Pelahatchie, Mississippi, State Board of Pharmacy to represent the Third Congressional District as it existed on July 1, 2001, designated as Post 3, five year term beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2026.
Analysis:
530. SN 69
Not Rated
Donald Everett (Don) Hinton, Jr., Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board to represent the Second Supreme Court District, unexpired balance of the three year term ending August 31, 2023.
Analysis:
531. SN 70
Not Rated
Mark Charles Baker, Sr., Brandon, Mississippi, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board to represent the First Supreme Court District, unexpired balance of the three year term ending August 31, 2023.
Analysis:
532. SN 71
Not Rated
Jean Cook, Clinton, Mississippi, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, term beginning immediately and ending August 31, 2021.
Analysis:
533. SN 72
Not Rated
Jean Cook, Clinton, Mississippi, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, term beginning September 1, 2021 and ending August 31, 2024.
Analysis:
534. SN 73
Not Rated
Brig. Gen. George Edward Irvin, Sr., Jackson, Mississippi, State Veterans Affairs Board to represent the Second Congressional District, unexpired portion of a five year term beginning immediately and ending May 31, 2025.
Analysis:
535. SN 74
Not Rated
Kenneth Charles (Ken) Lippincott, MD, Tupelo, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure to represent the Third Supreme Court District, unexpired portion of a six year term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2026.
Analysis:
536. SN 75
Not Rated
Russell (Russ) Latino, III, Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi Authority for Educational Television to represent the state at large, unexpired portion of a four year term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
537. SN 76
Not Rated
Owen Bowdre (Hammer) Emerson, Hernando, Mississippi, State Oil and Gas Board to represent the Third Supreme Court District, six year term effective immediately and ending May 7, 2026.
Analysis:
538. SN 77
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 as it existed in 1991.
Analysis:
539. SN 78
Not Rated
Betsy Anne Lum Lipscomb, DVM, Port Gibson, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Animal Health as the beef cattle breeder and producer representative, four year term effective immediately and ending January 18, 2024.
Analysis:
540. SN 79
Not Rated
Russell Hanna, Louisville, Mississippi, Appeals Board of the Mississippi Transportation Commission, term beginning immediately upon confirmation by the Senate and ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
541. SN 80
Not Rated
Rhoshunda G. Kelly, Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance as the Commissioner of Banking and Consumer Finance, term effective immediately for the unexpired portion of a four year term expiring June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
542. SN 81
Not Rated
George Martin Hopper, Ph.D., Starkville, Mississippi, Mississippi Forestry Commission to represent the state at large, term effective immediately for the unexpired portion of a six year term ending March 19, 2023, vice Sen. Giles Ward.
Analysis:
543. SN 82
Not Rated
Dayton Allen Greenhaw, Columbus, Mississippi, Mississippi Forestry Commission to represent the First Congressional District, term effective immediately for the unexpired portion of a six year term ending June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
544. SN 83
Not Rated
Carolyn Renee Grice Willis, Carrollton, Mississippi, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board to represent the Third Supreme Court District, unexpired balance of the three year term ending August 31, 2023.
Analysis:
545. SN 84
Not Rated
Anthony Chester White, Brandon, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy as the consumer at large, term effective immediately for the unexpired portion of a four year term ending June 30, 2023.
Analysis:
546. SN 85
Not Rated
Betty Lou Stuart Jones, Meridian, Mississippi, State Parole Board, term effective immediately to serve at the will and pleasure of the Governor.
Analysis:
547. SN 86
Not Rated
Nehemiah Flowers, Jr., Brandon, Mississippi, State Parole Board, term effective immediately to serve at the will and pleasure of the Governor.
Analysis:
548. SN 87
Not Rated
Steven Wayne (Steve) Pickett, Raymond, Mississippi, State Parole Board to serve as Chairman, term effective immediately to serve at the will and pleasure of the Governor.
Analysis:
549. SN 88
Not Rated
Michelle Yvette Taylor Owens, MD, Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure to represent the First Supreme Court District, unexpired portion of a six year term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2026.
Analysis:
550. SN 89
Not Rated
Hue Townsend, Jr., Belzoni, Mississippi, Mississippi Home Corporation as a resident of the First Supreme Court District, term effective December 29, 2020 and ending June 30, 2022.
Analysis:
551. SN 90
Not Rated
Larry Mullins, Starkville, Mississippi, Mississippi Home Corporation as a resident of the Third Supreme Court District, term effective January 11, 2021 and ending June 30, 2026.
Analysis:
552. SN 91
Not Rated
Sue Stedman, Natchez, Mississippi, Mississippi Home Corporation as a resident of the Second Supreme Court District, term effective December 29, 2020 and ending June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
553. SN 92
Not Rated
David Bradley Hall, Meridian, Mississippi, State Board of Registration for Foresters to represent the South Central Forestry Commission District, unexpired balance of the five year term ending June 30, 2025.
Analysis:
554. SN 93
Not Rated
Charles William (Bill) Cook, Jr., Oxford, Mississippi, Information Technology Services Authority, term effective immediately for the unexpired balance of a five year term ending June 30, 2022, vice Alan Lange.
Analysis:
555. SN 94
Not Rated
Michael Scott Parker, Raymond, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy as a Licensed Massage Therapist, term effective immediately for the unexpired balance of a four year term ending June 30, 2024.
Analysis:
556. SR 1
Resolution
Commend Andy Ogletree for finishing his first Masters as Low Amateur.
Analysis:
557. SR 3
Resolution
Congratulate Magee Trojans Football Team for winning 3A State Championship.
Analysis:
558. SR 4
Resolution
Recognize Noah Harris of Natchez/Hattiesburg as Harvard's first African American male Student Body President.
Analysis:
559. SR 5
Resolution
Commend judicial contributions and legacy of former 14th Chancery District Judge Dorothy Colom.
Analysis:
560. SR 6
Resolution
Congratulate Lumberton High School 'Panthers' Football Team for MHSAA Class 1A State Championship.
Analysis:
561. SR 7
Resolution
Congratulating Oak Grove High School 'Warriors' Football Team for winning Class 6A State Championship.
Analysis:
562. SR 8
Resolution
Paying tribute to 52-year law enforcement career of Constable Houston 'Hoot' West of Caledonia, MS, and extending condolences.
Analysis:
563. SR 9
Resolution
Recognize Raphael Semmes as the recipient of the 2021 Governor's Arts Award as Mississippi Cultural Ambassador.
Analysis:
564. SR 10
Resolution
Recognize Arthur Jafa as the recipient of the 2021 Governor's Arts Award for Excellence in Media Arts.
Analysis:
565. SR 11
Resolution
Recognize the Tutwiler Quilters as the recipient of the 2021 Governor's Arts Award for Arts in the Community.
Analysis:
566. SR 12
Resolution
Recognize Jesmyn Ward as the recipient of the 2021 Governor's Arts Award for Excellence in Literature.
Analysis:
567. SR 13
Resolution
Recognize Benjamin Wright as the recipient of the 2021 Governor's Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Analysis:
568. SR 14
Resolution
Commend Florence Girls Soccer Team for winning MHSAA Class 4A State Championship.
Analysis:
569. SR 15
Resolution
Commend the life of Pontotoc native and Hall of Fame Songwriter Jim Weatherly.
Analysis:
570. SR 16
Resolution
Recognize Nellie McInnis as the recipient of the 2021 Governor's Arts Award for Excellence in Music.
Analysis:
571. SR 17
Resolution
Recognize Sarah Thomas as first female referee to officiate a Super Bowl.
Analysis:
572. SR 18
Resolution
Extend sympathy of Mississippi Senate to family of fallen officer Hancock County Deputy Sheriff Michael Anthony Boutte, Sr.
Analysis:
573. SR 19
Resolution
Recognize enduring influence of Mississippi businessman and civic leader Leland Rhymes Speed and extending sympathy of Senate.
Analysis:
574. SR 20
Resolution
Recognize the dedicated public service of MEMA Director Greg Michel on occasion of his retirement.
Analysis:
575. SR 21
Resolution
Recognize 'Native Plant Week' in Mississippi and commend the work of the Audubon Delta Region in native plant awareness.
Analysis:
576. SR 22
Resolution
Commend South Perry Elementary Kindergarten Teacher Maria James as 'Mississippi Rural Teacher of the Year.'
Analysis:
577. SR 23
Resolution
Expressing deepest sympathy of Senate to surviving family of Greenville native Mary Wilson of 'The Supremes.'
Analysis:
578. SR 24
Resolution
Commend Gulfport High School 'Lady Admirals' Girls Soccer Team for winning second consecutive Class 6A State Championship.
Analysis:
579. SR 25
Resolution
The Jones Act; affirm support for and celebrate the centennial anniversary of its passage.
Analysis:
580. SR 26
Resolution
Commend Alan Sudduth upon selection as 2020-2021 Chairman of the MMA Board of Directors.
Analysis:
581. SR 27
Resolution
Recognize Biloxi native and Nashville Predators Mathieu Olivier for first NHL goal by player born in Mississippi.
Analysis:
582. SR 28
Resolution
Commend JSU Lady Tigers Basketball Team for 2019-2020 SWAC Championship.
Analysis:
583. SR 29
Resolution
Recognize Biloxi Elementary School and D'Iberville Elementary School for National Blue Ribbon School Award.
Analysis:
584. SR 30
Resolution
Commemorate Centennial Anniversary of Howell-Grantham American Legion Post 53.
Analysis:
585. SR 31
Resolution
Congratulate Jackson Academy 'Lady Raiders' Girls Basketball Team and Coach Jan Sojourner for MAIS Class 5A Championship.
Analysis:
586. SR 32
Resolution
Commend Lanier High School 'Bulldogs' Boys Basketball Team for winning the 2021 Class 4A State Championship.
Analysis:
587. SR 33
Resolution
Commend Willy Showah as 'Instructor of the Year' at the Jackson County Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
Analysis:
588. SR 34
Resolution
Commend James Pittman as 'Instructor of the Year' at the Perkinston Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
Analysis:
589. SR 35
Resolution
Commend Kristi Matthews as 'Instructor of the Year' at the Bryant Center of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
Analysis:
590. SR 36
Resolution
Commend Coahoma County High School 'Red Panthers' Boys Basketball Team for Class 2A State Championship.
Analysis:
591. SR 37
Resolution
Commend Manchester Academy 'Lady Mavericks' Girls Basketball Team for first State Championship.
Analysis:
592. SR 38
Resolution
Commend Amanda Sharrow as 'Instructor of the Year' at the Harrison County Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
Analysis:
593. SR 39
Resolution
Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Troop 8, Boy Scouts of America at First Baptist Church of Jackson, Mississippi.
Analysis:
594. SR 40
Resolution
Commend JSU 'Tigers' Men's Basketball Team for winning the Co-SWAC 2021 Regular Season Championship.
Analysis:
595. SR 41
Resolution
Congratulate JSU 'Lady Tigers' Women's Basketball Team and Coach Tomekia Reed for consecutive SWAC Regular Season Championship.
Analysis:
596. SR 42
Resolution
Commend Leake Academy 'Lady Rebels' Girls Basketball Team for winning 2021 MAIS Overall Championship.
Analysis:
597. SR 43
Resolution
Honor the legacy of Marine Corporal Vonzia J. Rigsby of Jasper County, the oldest living Montford Point Marine, on his 100th birthday.
Analysis:
598. SR 44
Resolution
Mourn the passing of longtime funeral home owner Luzern 'Sonny' Dillon, the first black-elected official in Walthall County.
Analysis:
599. SR 45
Resolution
Commend Lafayette High School 'Lady Commodores' Girls Soccer Team for three-peat Class 5A State Championship.
Analysis:
600. SR 46
Resolution
Commend Ole Miss Womens Rifle Team for outstanding 2021 season.
Analysis:
601. SR 47
Resolution
Extend congratulations of Senate to 87-year-old Blues Legend Bobby Rush for winning Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.
Analysis:
602. SR 48
Resolution
Recognize Dr. Felecia Nave as first female President of Alcorn State University on the occasion of her inauguration.
Analysis:
603. SR 49
Resolution
Commend Laurel High School 'Lady Tornadoes' Girls Basketball Team for first-ever State Championship.
Analysis:
604. SR 50
Resolution
Commend Hartfield Academy 'Hawks' Boys Basketball Team for winning the MAIS Class 4A State Championship.
Analysis:
605. SR 51
Resolution
Congratulate Mattie Grace Morris for Miss Mississippi Teen USA for 2021.
Analysis:
606. SR 52
Resolution
Commend Clinton High School 'Arrows' Boys Basketball Team for Class 6A State Championship.
Analysis:
607. SR 53
Resolution
Commend Clinton Christian Academy Girls and Boys Basketball Teams for two State Championships.
Analysis:
608. SR 54
Resolution
Recognize the 40-year career of The Clarion Ledger Capitol Correspondent Jimmie Gates.
Analysis:
609. SR 55
Resolution
Commend Lafayette High School Boys Bowling Team for third consecutive State Championship.
Analysis:
610. SR 57
Resolution
Urging the President of the United States to designate a State Funeral for last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from WWII.
Analysis:
611. SR 59
Resolution
Commend Olive Branch High School 'Lady Quistors' Girls Basketball Team for winning their third consecutive State Championship.
Analysis:
612. SR 60
Resolution
Recognize Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority for charitable service.
Analysis:
613. SR 61
Resolution
Commend Tishomingo County High School 'Lady Braves' Cheerleading Squad for 2020 State Championship.
Analysis:
614. SR 62
Resolution
Commend New Site 'Lady Royals' Girls Basketball Team for winning 2A State Championship.
Analysis:
615. SR 63
Resolution
Commend Belmont 'Lady Cardinals' Girls Basketball Team for Class 3A State Championship.
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed