Bills Coming Out of Committee

Bill Number Bill Description
1. SB 2923
Bad Policy
City of Vicksburg; authorize to contribute funds to the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program.
Analysis: This bill authorizes the city of Vicksburg to spend public money supporting a private entity, the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program. While the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program is surely a worthy cause, it is not the place of government to donate to charitable organizations on behalf of citizens. It is the role of the city of Vicksburg to meet the public needs of the citizens, no more, no less. If the city of Vicksburg has extra money leftover in its budget then it should offer a rebate to the citizens it has overtaxed, not take it upon itself to donate this money to a 3rd party organization.
2. SC 586
Resolution
Suspend rules for drafting, introduction, etc; provide for state program for medical marijuana.
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3. SB 2986
Bad Policy
City of Olive Branch; authorize 1% tax on hotels and motels and issuance of bonds for tourism and parks and recreation.
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4. SB 3040
Bad Policy
City of Olive Branch; authorize 1% tax on hotels and motels for tourism and parks and recreation.
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5. HB 1674
Good Policy
Suffrage; restore to Kamal Karriem, Jr. of Lowndes County.
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