House Calendar

IN CONFERENCE - GENERAL BILLS

Bill Number Bill Description
1. HB 287
Good Policy
Drug Intervention Courts; standardize references.
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency and effectiveness in a program that promotes positive rehabilitation of non-violent offenders. This bill makes technical corrections to applicable language to insure proper application of law and functioning of the drug court system. This bill makes organizational/structural changes to the drug court system that result in increased efficiency and effectiveness.
2. HB 525
Bad Policy
Corrections omnibus bill; enact.
Analysis: This bill changes an immense amount of code section. Numerous, detailed changes in code sections more often than not result in unintended consequences, some of which can be crippling to the efficiency of government agencies and departments. Omnibus bills in general are bad policy. Representatives and Senators are faced with either voting for bad things in these huge bills to get the few good things in them or voting against the few good things because of all the bad things. Just as our founding documents were written, our state laws should also be written and constructed in a manner in which the average individual with a basic knowledge of civics and who is moderately engaged in the goings-on their state government can read, interpret, and gain a healthy understanding with the need for input from a lawyer, scholar, or government official.
3. HB 796
Good Policy
Habitual offender; revise penalties for.
Analysis: This bill encourages the positive reintegration of formerly incarcerated individuals as contributing members in our communities. Government should reduce excessive punishments on individuals in keeping with the Eighth Amendment to our Constitution.
4. HB 929
Neutral
Reentry for offenders; bring forward certain sections relating to.
Analysis: This bill in its current form does not change existing law. However, this bill brings forward code section allowing for amendments to be made at a later time. This process reduces government transparency, provides an avenue for bad legislation to go unchecked until the very end of the legislative process, and reduces citizens' representation in decision-making through their elected representatives as active participation in this process is often limited to a select few members of the Legislature appointed to serve on conference committees. This action requires greater scrutiny of this bill and may result in its policy rating being changed as this bill moves through the legislative process.
5. HB 1008
Bad Policy
Medicaid; make technical amendments to services, manage care and assessment provisions.
Analysis: This bill increases government spending. This bill also brings forward code sections for amending at a later time. This policy reduces government transparency and accountability.
6. HB 1077
Good Policy
Open account; revise definition and require account creditor to send demand to current address of account debtor through certain means.
Analysis: This bill clarifies existing statute concerning the manner in which an individual or entity obtains a debt owed. This bill prescribes the manner in which notice must be given, which ensures consistency of not only the process but also in civil actions resulting from non-payment. This bill preserves the free exchange of goods and services and does not expand government authority.

MOTION TO RECONSIDER

Bill Number Bill Description
1. SB 3075
Not Rated
Town of Sardis; extend repeal date on hotel, motel and restaurant tax.
Analysis:
2. HC 45
Resolution
Kratom; urge the United States Food and Drug Administration to regulate.
Analysis:

RULES

Bill Number Bill Description
1. HC 23
Resolution
Bill of Rights Sanctuary State; declare the State of Mississippi to be a.
Analysis:
2. HC 12
Resolution
Article V Convention; provide for selection and authority of commissioners.
Analysis: