House Calendar

IN CONFERENCE - RULES

Bill Number Bill Description
1. SB 3047
Neutral
The Mississippi County and Municipality Emergency Relief Program; establish.
Analysis: This bill administers CARES Act funds to compensate counties and municipalities for COVID-19 related expenses.

IN CONFERENCE - APPROPRIATIONS

Bill Number Bill Description
1. HB 1726
Neutral
Appropriation; Marine Resources, Department of.
Analysis:
2. HB 1728
Neutral
Appropriation; additional for various state agencies for Fiscal Year 2020.
Analysis:
3. HB 1749
Neutral
Appropriations; Dept. of Health for COVID-19 expenses incurred by hospitals for FY20 and FY21.
Analysis:
4. HB 1750
Neutral
Appropriation; Dept of Finance and Administration for COVID-19 expenses incurred by municipalities and counties for FY20 and FY21.
Analysis:
5. HB 1751
Neutral
Appropriations; Dept of Education, IHL, and Community Colleges for COVID-19 expenses for FY20 and FY21.
Analysis:
6. HB 1752
Neutral
Appropriations; Dept. of Finance and Administration for COVID-19 expenses for FY20 and FY21.
Analysis:
7. SB 2966
Neutral
Appropriation; Fair and Coliseum Commission.
Analysis:
8. SB 2974
Neutral
Appropriation; Secretary of State.
Analysis:
9. SB 3011
Neutral
Appropriation; Dept. of Health for COVID-19 expenses incurred by hospitals for FY20 and FY21.
Analysis:
10. SB 3012
Neutral
Appropriation; Dept. of Finance and Administration for COVID-19 expenses incurred by municipalities and counties for FY 20 and FY 21.
Analysis:
11. SB 3013
Neutral
Appropriation; Dept. of Education, IHL and Community Colleges for COVID-19 expenses for FY20 and FY21.
Analysis:
12. SB 3014
Neutral
Appropriation; Dept. of Finance and Administration for COVID 19 expenses for FY20 and FY21.
Analysis:

IN CONFERENCE - WAYS AND MEANS

Bill Number Bill Description
1. HB 1381
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of qualified resort area, revise provisions regarding certain permits and sales.
Analysis: This bills adds institutions of higher learning and all land owned by them to the list of "qualified resort areas". This effectively legalizes the sale of alcohol in these areas. The bill also stipulates that this legalization remains in effect regardless of any votes that have occurred in the county in which these institutions exist that have outlawed the sale of alcohol. This is a victory for personal responsibility and liberty.

IN CONFERENCE - GENERAL BILLS

Bill Number Bill Description
1. HB 336
Neutral
Mississippi Workforce Development Study Committee; create.
Analysis: This bill creates Mississippi Workforce Development Study Committee whose function is to review the curriculum of K-12 schools and offer to the legislature a set of findings and recommendations for our public schools.
2. HB 531
Neutral
Counties and municipalities; encourage to exchange information with military installations relating to land use and development.
Analysis: This bill encourages counties and municipalities to coordinate more closely with military installations in the state for zoning purposes.
3. HB 544
Neutral
DUI suspension; clarify when the 120 day suspensions begins.
Analysis: This bill clarifies that the date of license suspension begins on the day that the judge signs the order, not the day of the alleged offense.
4. HB 666
Bad Policy
Gifted education; require school districts to provide for students in Grades 7 and 8.
Analysis: Current state law requires gifted programs for grades 2-6, this bill expands that requirement to 7th and 8th grade. This is an unfunded mandate that requires schools to stretch their existing resources thinner to meet this state requirement. Each individual school district knows best how to spend their resources.
5. HB 838
Good Policy
Driver's license; require Department of Public Safety to allow official identifying document of MDOC to suffice for.
Analysis: Allows official MDOC documents as qualifying documents in lieu of a birth certificate or social security card for ex-offenders. This will make it easier for ex-offenders to get a driver's license.
6. HB 1024
Good Policy
Habitual offender; revise penalties for.
Analysis: This bill enacts sentencing reforms that limit the application of long prison sentences under Mississippi’s “three strikes” habitual law for nonviolent drug offenses. Rehabilitation and return of non-violent offenders to society keeps the taxpayer from footing an even more costly bill for the state's justice system, puts more fathers back into what would be fatherless homes, and helps solve the current crisis of prison-overcrowding.
7. HB 1040
Neutral
Agencies, departments and institutions; require to report workforce monies received and how those monies were spent to the SWIB each year.
Analysis: This bill requires state agencies to submit a report to the Mississippi State Workforce Investment Board listing all funds received by the agency for the purpose of workforce training as well as in what capacity those funds were expended.
8. HB 1095
Bad Policy
Hunting license; require to be suspended if determined that death or injury occurred because of negligence.
Analysis: This bill requires the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to suspend someone's hunting license if it is deemed that a serious injury or death occurred because of that person's negligent use of the license. As we already have a court system that is in the practice of adjudicating who is and is not responsible for any serous injury or death, this bill is unnecessary. This bill is giving to the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks a power that should be reserved to the judiciary. Executive agencies should not be in the business of assigning liability to citizens and handing down punishments without a ruling from a court.
9. HB 1309
Good Policy
Air bow; authorize use during certain open seasons for individuals exempt from hunting license requirement by reason of disability.
Analysis: This bill authorizes those affected by a disability to hunt with air bows during any open season.
10. SB 2009
Good Policy
Sex offenders; future contact with victim prohibited (Carly's Law).
Analysis: This bill makes it a felony crime for convicted sexual offenders to contact in any way their victim(s) for the remainder of their life. This rightly protects victims of sexual crimes and promises swift punishment to sexual offenders who would seek to repeat their crimes.
11. SB 2112
Good Policy
Criminal history; enact 'Ban-the-Box Act.'
Analysis: Prohibits the state from asking criminal history on an application and provides a set criteria for when an applicant has a criminal background.
12. SB 2286
Bad Policy
Early Learning Collaborative Act of 2013; revise funding and specify teaching standards.
Analysis: Expands taxpayer funded pre-K program.
13. SB 2338
Bad Policy
Residential roofing contractors; require licensing.
Analysis: Requires all roofers to register with the city/ county.
14. SB 2464
Good Policy
Trusty and earned-time programs; change eligibility to participate in.
Analysis:
15. SB 2527
Good Policy
Intervention courts; technical corrections.
Analysis:
16. SB 2550
Good Policy
DUI; nonadjudication of a first offense for CDL holder who was not operating a commercial vehicle.
Analysis: This bill permits the non adjudication of the the first DUI offense for a Commercial Drivers License holder provided he or she was not operating commercial vehicle at the time. Holders of CDLs are entitled to the same treatment under the law as any other Mississippian, especially when operating a non-commercial vehicle. Holding someone to a different legal standard because of an arbitrary characteristic, such as holding a license of any kind, is simply unjust.
17. SB 2658
Good Policy
Domesticated dogs and cats; revise offense of abuse of.
Analysis:
18. SB 2759
Good Policy
Fresh Start Act of 2019; revise applicability of.
Analysis:
19. SB 2849
Good Policy
Board of supervisors; authorize to pay employees every two weeks.
Analysis: Allows supervisors to pay employees every 2 weeks.
20. SB 2853
Bad Policy
Service of tax sale notices; revise to allow service by a constable.
Analysis: Allows a constable, rather than just the sheriff, to serve notice of a tax sale, while increasing the fee for serving notice from $35 to $45.

MOTION TO RECONSIDER

Bill Number Bill Description
1. SB 2564
Bad Policy
Office of Workforce Development; establish.
Analysis:
2. SB 2563
Neutral
Workforce development; create study committee on and require agencies, departments and institutions to report certain monies related to.
Analysis: Creates Workforce Development Study Committee
3. HB 685
Good Policy
State offenders; extend repealer on authority to house in county jails when state space is unavailable.
Analysis:

GENERAL

Bill Number Bill Description
1. HB 1674
Good Policy
Suffrage; restore to Kamal Karriem, Jr. of Lowndes County.
Analysis:

LOCAL AND PRIVATE

Bill Number Bill Description
1. SB 3040
Bad Policy
City of Olive Branch; authorize 1% tax on hotels and motels for tourism and parks and recreation.
Analysis:

Supplement 1

RULES

Bill Number Rating Bill Description
1. HB 1805
Not Rated
COVID-19 Funds; authorize the transfer of certain to the Unemployment Compensation Fund.
Analysis:
2. HB 1804
Not Rated
Appropriation; 'Equity in Distance Learning Fund' for purpose of providing distance learning to public K-12 students.
Analysis:
3. SB 3044
Not Rated
Equity in Distance Learning Act; enact.
Analysis:
4. SB 3052
Not Rated
Driver's licenses; credit time of inability to apply due to COVID-19 closures toward period for holding prerequisite permit.
Analysis:
5. SC 584
Resolution
Commend the life of iconic physician Dr. William Briggs Hopson, Jr.
Analysis:
6. SC 585
Resolution
Commend career and distinguished service of Dr. Clyde Muse upon the occasion of his retirement.
Analysis:

FOR CONCURRENCE OR NONCONCURRENCE

Bill Number Rating Bill Description
1. HB 1782
Neutral
Appropriation; several agencies for addressing the public health emergency due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Analysis:
2. HB 1788
Not Rated
Mississippi Pandemic Response Broadband Availability Act; create.
Analysis:
3. HB 1784
Neutral
Coronavirus relief funds; transfer to Unemployment Compensation Fund.
Analysis:
4. HB 1789
Neutral
Appropriation; Secretary of State for purposes related to COVID-19.
Analysis:
5. HB 1790
Neutral
Appropriations; DFA for tourism and nonprofit art museum recovery.
Analysis:
6. HB 1791
Bad Policy
Mississippi Tourism Recovery Fund and Mississippi Nonprofit Art Museums Recovery Fund; create.
Analysis: This bill devotes CARES Act funds towards tourism and non-profit art museums. While art and tourism are worthy causes, the state government simply does not have any more of the taxpayer's dollars to spend on non-essential functions of government.
7. HB 1792
Neutral
Appropriation; 'Equity in Distance Learning Fund' for purpose of providing distance learning to public K-12 students.
Analysis:
8. HB 1794
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL for postsecondary board to administer the 'Postsecondary Education COVID-19 Mitigation Relief Grant Program.'
Analysis:
9. HB 1799
Not Rated
Appropriation; MEMA for Mississippi County and Municipality Emergency Relief Program.
Analysis:
10. HB 1800
Not Rated
Appropriation; DFA for a cooperative and broadband provider grant program funds.
Analysis: