Appropriations

2019 Regular Session

Appropriations

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 9
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; provide certain educational programs for adult offenders. Dead
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HB 17
Not Rated
State and School Employees Health Insurance Plan; include local employees in participation. Dead
Analysis:
HB 26
Not Rated
Mississippi Telecommunication Conference and Training Center Fund; revise regulations for. Dead
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HB 30
Bad Policy
Retirement; county boards attorneys and city attorneys shall be members of PERS regardless of hours/week worked. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases the burden on tax-payers by expanding the number of those eligible for the state retirement system.
HB 34
Not Rated
Legislature; allow retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of. Dead
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HB 40
Not Rated
House Rule 11A; amend to authorize personal staff for each member of the House. Dead
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HB 41
Not Rated
Appropriation; MDA for revolving loan program for rural counties and municipalities to improve infrastructure. Dead
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HB 42
Not Rated
Appropriation; Cleveland School District for constructing and equipping a new school. Dead
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HB 44
Not Rated
Appropriation; Sunflower County for costs of researching whether windmills are a viable source of county power. Dead
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HB 45
Not Rated
Appropriation; North Bolivar Consolidated School District for costs of repairs, renovations and upgrades at two high schools. Dead
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HB 46
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Shelby for constructing a downtown walking trail and playground. Dead
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HB 47
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Mound Bayou to make improvements to existing city pool. Dead
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HB 49
Not Rated
Appropriation; West Bolivar School District for repairs and renovations at three high schools. Dead
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HB 65
Not Rated
Chancellor; provide one additional for the Tenth Chancery Court District. Dead
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HB 68
Not Rated
Vocational and technical education programs; require SBE to establish in each school district. Dead
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HB 69
Not Rated
Home economics; require SBE to develop curriculum for use by students in Grades 7-12. Dead
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HB 72
Not Rated
'Mississippi Promise Scholarship Act of 2019'; establish to provide tuition assistance for tuition-free community and junior college attendance. Dead
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HB 75
Not Rated
Regional correctional facilities; increase daily amount paid to certain facilities for housing state offenders. Dead
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HB 77
Not Rated
Trooper training class; require Legislature to appropriate funds in 2019 and 2020 to defray expenses of. Dead
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HB 78
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Public Safety for highway patrol trooper training class. Dead
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HB 81
Not Rated
State employees; employers shall pay for two years accumulated comp time of upon termination or death of. Dead
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HB 84
Neutral
Curator of the New Capitol; transfer from Archives to joint jurisdiction of House and Senate. Alive
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HB 88
Not Rated
Mental Health Department employees; provide for increase in annual compensation for those with annual salary under $20,000.00. Dead
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HB 89
Not Rated
Mississippi English Language Learners Scholarship Program; create under the Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship Program. Dead
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HB 92
Not Rated
PERS; no retiree shall receive allowance from while under contract with state agency as a consultant or advisor. Dead
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HB 93
Not Rated
Attorney General investigators; provide for increase in annual compensation for. Dead
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HB 94
Not Rated
State employees; provide for increase in annual compensation for those with an annual gross salary of less than $50,000.00. Dead
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HB 95
Not Rated
MS Highway Safety Patrol and Bureau of Narcotics; increase salaries by $2,500.00 for sworn officers. Dead
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HB 104
Not Rated
Vocational education; provide additional funding to school districts demonstrating needed enhancements for. Dead
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HB 110
Not Rated
Appropriations; Mississippi Community College Board to provide mid-level funding for community colleges. Dead
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HB 116
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; require assignment of to every classroom for grades K-4. Dead
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HB 117
Not Rated
School employees annual salary supplement; remove cap on nurses who are eligible for. Dead
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HB 120
Not Rated
Child Care For Working Families Study Committee; create. Dead
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HB 123
Not Rated
Universities and colleges; require to provide mental health assessments to members of school athletic teams. Dead
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HB 124
Not Rated
Mississippi Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund; establish and authorize Mississippi Home Corporation to administer. Dead
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HB 133
Not Rated
Windpool; divert money from nonadmitted policy fees for revolving loan fund for tornado sirens. Dead
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HB 136
Not Rated
Highway Patrol; impose assessment for certain violations to defray expenses of. Dead
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HB 137
Not Rated
Appropriation; MDE to assist parents in paying school districts for cost of lost/damaged electronic devices assigned to students. Dead
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HB 145
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Education for new program to make funding available to school districts for enhancing vocational education programs. Dead
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HB 150
Good Policy
Mississippi Dyslexia Forgivable Loan Program; clarify type of service committee to qualify for. Alive
Analysis: This amended version amends 37-106-57 instead of 37-106-71 which was amended in the original bill. The bill is amended to read, "Awards granted under the William F. Winter Teacher Forgivable Loan Program shall be made available to nontraditional licensed teachers showing a documented need for student loan repayment and employed in those school districts designated by the State Board of Education as a geographical area of the state or in a subject area of the curriculum in which there is a critical shortage of teachers. Repayment and conversion terms shall be the same as outlined in Section 37-106-53 except that the maximum annual amount of this repayment should not exceed Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00) and the maximum time period for repayment shall be no more than four (4) years."
HB 164
Not Rated
Medical records; persons seeking disability benefits may obtain at no charge until final determination of disability. Dead
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HB 173
Good Policy
Salaries; limit those of certain public officers to no more than 150% of the Governor's salary. Dead
Analysis: This bill would limit the salaries of the State Superintendent of Public Education, the Commissioner of Higher Education and the Executive Director of the Mississippi Community College Board to a pay scale of 150% of the governor’s salary. This would lessen the burden on taxpayers.
HB 174
Not Rated
Mississippi Delta Alternative Teacher Licensure Program; create to alleviate teacher shortage in Delta Region. Dead
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HB 179
Bad Policy
Mississippi Department of Labor; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill expands the size of government by creating a Department of Labor in Mississippi.
HB 186
Not Rated
Nursing education; unspent TANF funds shall be spent to pay expenses of persons enrolled as part of workforce training. Dead
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HB 187
Not Rated
Elementary professional school counselors; allocate funds under Mississippi Adequate Education Program for. Dead
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HB 188
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health Department to provide funding to federally qualified health centers. Dead
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HB 195
Not Rated
Appropriation; Recreational Facilities Activity Program Fund and administered by the State Department of Education. Dead
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HB 197
Not Rated
Socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns; establish program to encourage participation in state contracts. Dead
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HB 201
Not Rated
Prekindergarten; require the State Department of Education to establish the 'ABC Program' to provide. Dead
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HB 206
Not Rated
Tuition waiver; provide for certain foster and adopted children and wards of the state to attend a state-supported IHL. Dead
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HB 209
Not Rated
State budget; proposed and actual shall not exceed average of revenues received during previous three fiscal years. Dead
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HB 213
Not Rated
Radar; authorize sheriff and deputies to use on county roads to enforce speed limits. Dead
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HB 216
Not Rated
Child care; DHS transfer to CCDF $40 million of unspent TANF funds from prior fiscal year. Dead
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HB 219
Not Rated
Mississippi Traumatic Brain Injury Victims Fund; create and fund through school bus overtaking violations assessment. Dead
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HB 230
Not Rated
Youth Employment Grant Program; create. Dead
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HB 233
Bad Policy
Mississippi Ports Improvements fund; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases the scope of government by creating a fund to repair ports and puts it under the authority of the MDA. This creates unnecessary hurdles as the funds could be allocated from the legislature directly to the ports in need of repair. The state should seek to streamline regulations not overwhelm regulators.
HB 241
Not Rated
Homeowner's Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program; establish. Dead
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HB 242
Not Rated
Appropriation; Mississippi Delta Strategic Compact. Dead
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HB 244
Not Rated
Mississippi River Delta Promise Zone Act of 2019; create and divert portion of state gaming revenue to assist in carrying out purposes of. Dead
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HB 247
Not Rated
Chronic Diseases; direct Health Department to establish WISEWOMAN and WISEMAN programs to reduce incidence of. Dead
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HB 250
Not Rated
Mississippi River Delta Promise Zone Act of 2019; create. Dead
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HB 256
Not Rated
Appropriation; Mental Health for additional funding for crisis centers and outpatient services. Dead
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HB 257
Not Rated
Medicaid; require Governor and Division of Medicaid to negotiate to obtain federal waiver to expand Medicaid coverage. Dead
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HB 258
Not Rated
PERS; allow retirees to teach in critical needs areas and work full time and receive full salary for three years. Dead
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HB 261
Not Rated
Appropriation; Holmes County Consolidated School District for expenses of consolidation. Dead
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HB 262
Not Rated
Appropriation; Hinds County to fund centralized wastewater treatment system to service Byram-Clinton corridor area. Dead
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HB 267
Not Rated
Teachers' salary; provide for $4,000.00 increase over four years at $1,000.00/year beginning with the 2019-2020 term. Dead
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HB 268
Not Rated
Teachers' salary; implement five-year phase in to increase to Southeastern average. Dead
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HB 279
Not Rated
MS Trauma Care Systems Fund; remove monetary cap on. Dead
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HB 284
Not Rated
'Mobile Personal Hygiene Pilot Program Act of 2019'; create and authorize JSU to administer. Dead
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HB 286
Not Rated
Mississippi State Oil and Gas Board; remove from the provisions of the Mississippi Budget Transparency of Simplification Act. Dead
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HB 290
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care law and under CHIP. Dead
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HB 298
Not Rated
Criminal investigators; add two to the 21st Circuit Court District. Dead
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HB 299
Not Rated
Historic Courthouse Fund; create to provide grants to counties for maintenance/restoration of historic courthouses. Dead
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HB 306
Not Rated
MAEP; increase adjustment to base student cost for at-risk students. Dead
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HB 307
Not Rated
School social workers and psychologists; authorize districts to employ and receive partial state reimbursement for salaries of. Dead
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HB 309
Not Rated
MAEP; define 'at-risk pupil' and include a child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Dead
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HB 314
Not Rated
'Mississippi Universal Prekindergarten Program Act of 2019'; enact. Dead
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HB 316
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care reform law. Dead
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HB 318
Not Rated
Amount paid to regional correctional facilities by Department of Corrections; increase to $41.00 per day. Dead
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HB 329
Not Rated
Appropriation; Administrative Office of Courts to provide funding for mental health courts. Dead
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HB 338
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Health for a grant to the Southern Health Commission in Washington County. Dead
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HB 340
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Health to establish and operate two STD/HIV specialty clinics. Dead
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HB 341
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health Department for support of Breast and Cervical Cancer Program. Dead
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HB 347
Not Rated
Appropriation; Office of Capital Post-Conviction Counsel for representing all post-capital conviction appeals. Dead
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HB 356
Not Rated
Salary increases for legislators; make effective for term of office after term in which salary is increased. Dead
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HB 359
Not Rated
Small School District Equipment, Maintenance and Infrastructure Grant; create to assist certain school districts. Dead
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HB 379
Not Rated
MS Highway Safety Patrol; require all patrol cars to include rear partition transport cages. Dead
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HB 381
Not Rated
Retirement; allow PERS retirees to receive retirement allowance while serving in any elected office. Dead
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HB 382
Not Rated
Criminal investigators; increase salary of. Dead
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HB 383
Not Rated
Victim Assistance Coordinator; authorize one additional for Seventh Circuit Court District. Dead
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HB 400
Not Rated
Assistant Teacher Elevated Salary Waiver Program; enact to compensate eligible assistant teachers at level of licensed teachers. Dead
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HB 402
Not Rated
State employees; provide for increase in annual compensation for those with annual salary under $50,000.00. Dead
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HB 406
Not Rated
Department of Public Safety and Corrections; require to pay certain employees for all accumulated comp time upon termination or death. Dead
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HB 419
Not Rated
IHL Board; require permanent appointment of alumni from Alcorn State, Jackson State and Mississippi Valley State Universities to. Dead
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HB 420
Not Rated
Post-secondary funding; provide for restored mid-level funding of community and junior colleges and increase salaries. Dead
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HB 422
Not Rated
Undocumented students; allow to attend college at in-state tuition rates subject to certain conditions. Dead
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HB 438
Not Rated
Unemployment compensation; provide for certain increases in. Dead
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HB 440
Not Rated
Compulsory School Attendance Law; lower mandatory age to five years. Dead
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HB 444
Bad Policy
Windstorm Underwriting Association; authorize to levy recoupable and nonrecoupable assessments. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to fund the MS Windstorm Underwriting Association by allowing the Association to levy fees in the form of Recoupable and Nonrecoupable Assessments. Also, the Replacement Cost valuation for property is added to the definition of Essential Property Insurance along side Actual Cash Value. Additionally, $3,000,000 is to be used for the Rural Fire Truck Fund. While this bill would establish a Minimum Reserve for the salaries and other necessary expenses, it implies that higher payments are necessary for insured consumers. The state should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations.
HB 447
Not Rated
Mississippi Highway Patrol; authorize to do private contract work when off-duty. Dead
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HB 451
Not Rated
State podiatric forgivable loan program; create. Dead
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HB 456
Not Rated
Education Enhancement Fund; require percentage appropriated for classroom supply funds to be fully allocated. Dead
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HB 457
Not Rated
Legislature; allow retired licensed educators to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of. Dead
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HB 465
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL to establish Business Impact Center at Alcorn State site in Mound Bayou. Dead
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HB 466
Not Rated
Scholastic year; increase number of days for schools with an accountability rating of 'D' or 'F.' Dead
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HB 477
Not Rated
Appropriation; Rural Fire Truck Fund for additional round of trucks under Acquisition Assistance Program. Dead
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HB 478
Not Rated
Out-of-State tuition; waive for nonresident children of Mississippi emergency service personnel killed in line of duty. Dead
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HB 486
Not Rated
Mississippi Prison Industries; require to pay inmates federal minimum wage for inmate labor. Dead
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HB 496
Not Rated
Dyslexia Coordinator; require the State Dept. of Education to employ in each school district. Dead
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HB 505
Not Rated
Teacher Education Scholars Forgivable Loan Program; revise minimum standards of qualifications for. Dead
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HB 513
Not Rated
Insurance rebate monies; increase amount deposited into Municipal Fire Protection Fund and the County Volunteer Fire Department Fund. Dead
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HB 514
Not Rated
MS Rural Fire Truck Equipment and Apparatus Grant Program; create and fund with sex offender registry fee. Dead
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HB 530
Not Rated
English language learners; increase funding to districts with 20% or more enrolled student population comprised of. Dead
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HB 543
Not Rated
Nurse-Family Partnership Pilot Program; require to be established and funded through TANF funds. Dead
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HB 546
Not Rated
Unemployment benefits; increase individual's weekly benefit amount by $40.00. Dead
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HB 550
Not Rated
Elected statewide and certain district officials; increase salaries of. Dead
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HB 559
Not Rated
State service employees; provide $1,500.00 increase in annual compensation for. Dead
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HB 562
Not Rated
Appropriation; Archives and History for Scott Ford House to develop two historic properties in Jackson. Dead
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HB 579
Not Rated
Mental health intervention; provide annual salary supplement to licensed school counselors and licensed school nurses who receive certification to provide in public schools. Dead
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HB 585
Not Rated
MAEP; determine cost of using average daily membership (ADM) in lieu of ADA with 95% threshold attendance trigger. Dead
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HB 592
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Holly Springs for widening a road for the Springs Industrial Park. Dead
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HB 603
Not Rated
County officials; increase the salaries of certain. Dead
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HB 617
Not Rated
MS Workforce Enhancement Training Fund; use certain funds for establishing an industrial certification grant program. Dead
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HB 636
Not Rated
Elected state officers; salaries shall not be more than average of salaries of equivalent officials in adjacent states. Dead
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HB 643
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL Board for additional funds for JSU, ASU and MVSU. Dead
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HB 646
Not Rated
Pathologist; increase pay received by for performing an autopsy. Dead
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HB 651
Not Rated
Teachers' salaries; provide for $2,000.00 increase over four years at $500.00/year beginning with the 2019-2020 term. Dead
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HB 652
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; increase annual minimum salary to $15,000.00. Dead
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HB 674
Not Rated
Teachers' salaries; provide for $2,000.00 increase to minimum salary scale over two years. Dead
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HB 675
Not Rated
MAEP; eliminate the 27% local funding cap in support of. Dead
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HB 682
Not Rated
Criminal investigators; increase salary of. Dead
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HB 699
Not Rated
Radar; authorize sheriff and deputy sheriffs to use on county roads to enforce speed limits. Dead
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HB 701
Neutral
Commissioner George Landon Phillips; rename Highway Patrol Troop K command center located in Biloxi, MS in honor of. Alive
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HB 712
Not Rated
Highway patrol officers; bring forward section with salaries of. Dead
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HB 724
Neutral
Memorial highways; designate in Jones and Lee Counties. Alive
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HB 725
Neutral
Coach Phillip James Jr. Memorial Highway; designate certain segment of U.S. Hwy 11 in Jones County as. Alive
Analysis:
HB 726
Neutral
Glade Memorial Highway; designate certain segment of MS Hwy 15 in Jones County as. Alive
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HB 731
Not Rated
MS Workers' Compensation Commission; return to a special fund agency. Dead
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HB 740
Neutral
MS State Oil and Gas Board; remove from the provisions of the MS Budget Transparency and Simplification Act. Alive
Analysis: From and after July 1, 2019, the board shall be allowed to maintain a balance in the Oil and Gas Conservation Fund in the amount of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) for the purpose of paying expenses incurred by the board due to a material change in the number of permits sought from the board in any fiscal year. At the beginning of each fiscal year, the fees collected by the board shall be deposited into the Oil and Gas Conservation Fund until the fund has a balance of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) or until the amount collected in the fiscal year equals Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00), whichever occurs first. Any excess money earned shall not be redistributed to the General Fund. The state fiscal officer replaces the state auditor as being the person who can draw money from the fund.
HB 746
Not Rated
Crisis intervention centers; require to establish one in Hinds County, and direct Legislature to fully fund all centers. Dead
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HB 753
Not Rated
Judicial support staff; increase budget for. Dead
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HB 761
Bad Policy
Israel Support Act of 2019; create. Alive
Analysis: Regardless of the issue, this bill handicaps portfolio managers from making prudent financial decisions for state employees and retirees.
HB 775
Not Rated
National Board Certified Teachers; authorize additional supplement to those teaching in Holmes and Tallahatchie Counties. Dead
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HB 786
Not Rated
School districts; provide incentive to rehire retired teachers who may continue to draw retirement benefits. Dead
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HB 801
Bad Policy
Health Care Expendable Fund; extend repealer on. Dead
Analysis: This bill uses monies collected from tobacco settlements to fund public healthcare. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on healthcare while using the settlement money to pay down the debt.
HB 811
Not Rated
Teachers' salaries; increase to southeastern average over five-year period. Dead
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HB 812
Not Rated
Teachers; provide incentives for working in certain areas with critical shortages of. Dead
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HB 817
Not Rated
Riding bailiffs; revise compensation of. Dead
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HB 818
Not Rated
Retirement; allow vested members of PERS to purchase creditable service for service with non-PERS employers. Dead
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HB 821
Not Rated
Mississippi Student-Athlete Differential Scholarship and Grant Program; establish to require universities and colleges to cover remainder of tuition for student-athletes. Dead
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HB 824
Not Rated
Elected officials; require annual drug testing to determine eligibility to receive compensation. Dead
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HB 844
Not Rated
Teachers and assistant teachers; bring forward salary code sections. Dead
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HB 845
Not Rated
Health Care Expandable Fund; bring forward section creating. Dead
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HB 865
Not Rated
'Mississippi Universal PreKindergarten Program Act of 2019'; create. Dead
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HB 866
Not Rated
Department of Correction; authorize a certain amount for offenders in county jails. Dead
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HB 868
Not Rated
MS Bureau of Narcotics; authorize employees of to be compensated for hours worked between 160-171. Dead
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HB 880
Not Rated
Mississippi Transportation Commission; require to allocate funds equally between the four congressional districts. Dead
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HB 883
Not Rated
Retirement; PERS members convicted of job-related felonies shall be terminated from system. Dead
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HB 886
Not Rated
Legislature; allowed retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of. Dead
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HB 887
Not Rated
Transportation funding; authorize public-private partnerships to include naming rights. Dead
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HB 888
Not Rated
'Mississippi National Guard Scholarship Program'; establish to provide last dollar financial assistance to state institutions of higher learning. Dead
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HB 895
Not Rated
Medical examiners; revise compensation and fees for. Dead
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HB 906
Not Rated
PERS; beneficiaries of deceased members not required to provide birth certificate to receive survivor benefits. Dead
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HB 913
Good Policy
Office of Medical Examiner; include within the Office of Forensics Laboratories. Alive
Analysis: This bill would include the Office of the Medical Examiner with the Office of Forensics Laboratories.
HB 924
Not Rated
Retirement; authorize retired PERS members holding county or municipal elected office to receive up to 50% of average compensation. Dead
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HB 938
Not Rated
Appropriation; Mississippi Main Street Association for providing program assistance related to downtown development. Dead
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HB 944
Not Rated
Statewide Assessment Program; require SBE to use ACT Aspire as summative assessment. Dead
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HB 946
Not Rated
Salaries of statewide elected officials; increase. Dead
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HB 957
Not Rated
Teachers' salary; provide for $4,000.00 increase over four years at $1,000.00/year beginning with the 2019-2020 term. Dead
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HB 966
Not Rated
Tuition; waive at universities and colleges for children of Mississippi service members killed in action. Dead
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HB 978
Not Rated
Community colleges; authorize boards of trustees to approve certain policies permitting out-of-state tuition waivers. Dead
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HB 980
Good Policy
Agencies; delete provision that contractual obligations of shall be considered as incurred in fiscal period to be paid. Alive
Analysis: This bill requires that all state agencies have cancellation clauses in their contracts in case there are not enough taxes to cover the expense. Further, Contractual obligations, such as salary contracts, from a prior fiscal year that do not meet the requirements for payment under subsection (2) of this section may only be paid upon approval by the Executive Director of the Department of Finance and Administration.
HB 981
Neutral
Budget process; bring forward various sections relating to. Dead
Analysis: This amended bill seeks to change the repeal date from 2019 to 2022 for subsections 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7 for section 6, 43-13-407, the Health Care Expendable Fund. However, subsection 8 of section 6 states that subsection 1 may not be changed in any manner except upon amendment to that subsection by a bill enacted by the Legislature with a vote of not less than three-fifths (3/5) of the members of each house present and voting Additionally, Section 7 reads, "During fiscal year 2020, the State Fiscal Officer shall transfer to the Capital Expense Fund out of the following enumerated funds, the amounts listed below from each fund: Budget Contingency Fund (#6117700000) $1.00"
HB 982
Not Rated
National board certified school nurses; remove cap on number of eligible for annual salary supplement. Dead
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HB 993
Not Rated
End-of-course subject area tests; discontinue and require administration of ACT to determine proficiency. Dead
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HB 996
Not Rated
Statewide Assessment Program; require SBE to use ACT Aspire as summative assessment. Dead
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HB 1024
Not Rated
Tuition; provide scholarships to attend college for children of certain Mississippi members of the United States Armed Forces. Dead
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HB 1040
Not Rated
ETV; Legislature not appropriate general funds to after fiscal year 2020, use funds for National Guard. Dead
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HB 1041
Not Rated
Assistant Teacher Forgivable Loan Program; revise to increase financial assistance to those pursuing teacher licensure. Dead
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HB 1042
Not Rated
Appropriations; Employment Security for funding Summer Youth Employment Programs. Dead
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HB 1047
Not Rated
School athletic trainers; provide annual salary supplement for those acquiring national certification. Dead
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HB 1054
Not Rated
Appropriation; MDOC to pay regional facilities $29.74 per day for each state inmate. Dead
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HB 1055
Not Rated
Appropriations; Hinds County to fund development of regional wastewater treatment system to service the Hinds Parkway area. Dead
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HB 1056
Not Rated
Appropriations; Hinds County to fund completion of construction of Hinds Parkway Road Project. Dead
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HB 1057
Not Rated
Spouses and children of first responders killed in the line of duty; provide scholarship for attendance at post secondary institution. Dead
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HB 1058
Not Rated
Appropriations; Employment Security for funding Summer Youth Employment Programs. Dead
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HB 1094
Not Rated
Chancery, circuit and justice court clerks; provide 3% salary increase for. Dead
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HB 1097
Not Rated
Retirement; persons convicted of certain felonies shall forfeit benefits from PERS, SLRP and MHSPRS. Dead
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HB 1101
Neutral
Highway 98; designate segment in Greene County as 'Maj. Ed 'Too Tall' Freeman Memorial Highway. Alive
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HB 1106
Not Rated
Charter schools; revise annual appropriation to authorize board and clarify procedures in calculating finding for. Dead
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HB 1107
Not Rated
Memorial highway; designate segment in Lincoln county in renaming of Walter Zachery 'Zach' Moak and James Kevin White. Dead
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HB 1108
Neutral
Deputy Donald William Durr Memorial Highway; designate segment of U.S. Highway 51 in Lincoln County as. Alive
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HB 1134
Not Rated
State Personnel system; members of MHSP and MBN dismissed for certain offenses not subject to rules of. Dead
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HB 1138
Not Rated
Tenure for teachers; establish system for awarding. Dead
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HB 1141
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; increase salary for. Dead
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HB 1145
Not Rated
Community colleges; provide for restored mid-level funding for purpose of increasing salaries of certain employees. Dead
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HB 1158
Not Rated
School board members; increase annual salary and delete prohibition on PERS membership. Dead
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HB 1173
Neutral
2018 Transportation and Infrastructure Improvements Fund; clarify provisions regarding certain projects. Dead
Analysis: This bill adds additional roads to be repaired.
HB 1174
Not Rated
DHS; require to fully fund CCDF state matching requirements each year to maximize federal CCDF funds. Dead
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HB 1179
Not Rated
Mississippi Outdoors and Natural Resources Fund; create to provide source of private funds to promote outdoors and natural resources programs. Dead
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HB 1185
Not Rated
School board members; increase compensation of. Dead
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HB 1193
Not Rated
Dyslexia screenings; reimburse parents and school districts for further evaluations of students failing screener. Dead
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HB 1194
Not Rated
Chancery court clerks; revise fees charged by. Dead
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HB 1195
Not Rated
Boards of supervisors; increase salaries of. Dead
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HB 1212
Not Rated
High school curriculum; require State Board of Education to develop for instruction in civics and home economics. Dead
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HB 1213
Not Rated
African-American Studies and racial diversity; require SDE to develop curriculum for implementation in public high school. Dead
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HB 1214
Not Rated
State employees; provide for across-the-board increase in annual salaries of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1219
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; increase minimum salary to $16,500.00. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1243
Not Rated
County court administrator; require counties to pay salary directly to. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1265
Not Rated
Coastal Wetlands Protection Act; provide that monies collected under shall be deposited into the Coastal Preserve Account. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1266
Not Rated
Public Trust Tidelands Fund; authorize the Department of Marine Resources to carry over spending authority into next fiscal year if certain conditions are met. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1271
Not Rated
Charter schools; require MAEP funds to be transferred to student's home school district when student disenrolls. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1276
Not Rated
Universities and community/junior colleges; waive tuition for children, spouses, widows and widowers of certain deceased and disabled veterans. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1278
Not Rated
MAEP; exempt from mid-year budget reductions. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1282
Not Rated
Compulsory school age; revise definition to include children who attain the age of five years before September 1. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1294
Not Rated
Automated school bus safety camera; require for all buses purchased after 2024. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1298
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care reform law. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1304
Not Rated
School board members; establish annual salary based on student enrollment. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1308
Not Rated
Tax assessors and collectors; increase the salaries of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1317
Good Policy
Dual enrollment; require community colleges to provide first 15 credit hours free of charge to juniors and seniors. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1319
Not Rated
Statewide emergency network; require Department of Health to create to enhance communications with hospitals in times of disaster. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1323
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Jackson to purchase surveillance cameras. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1330
Not Rated
Medicaid; revise reimbursement rate for DME and exempt DME from 5% reduction. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1333
Not Rated
Mississippi Tuition Subsidy Forgivable Loan; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1335
Good Policy
Jackson State University; authorize to sell certain real property in its possession. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1356
Not Rated
Medicaid; seek waiver for plan to expand eligibility with regional care organizations, known as 'One Mississippi'. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1361
Not Rated
Medicaid Health Homes High Utilizers Pilot Program; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1369
Not Rated
Retirement; elected officials convicted of certain felonies shall have benefits suspended until full restitution has been made. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1372
Not Rated
Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act; authorize unexpended funds to be retained. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1378
Good Policy
State budget; revise definition for identifying and inventorying programs used in the budgeting process. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1382
Not Rated
Retirement; elected officials convicted of certain felonies shall have benefits withheld until full restitution has been paid. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1395
Not Rated
Teachers, retired; authorize certain to be employed full time and continue receiving retirement allowance. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1399
Not Rated
Teachers, assistant teachers and noninstrutional school employees; increase salaries of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1404
Not Rated
Community schools; authorize school districts that provide services through the use of to receive additional 10% allocation under MAEP. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1405
Not Rated
Community Schools Planning and Implementation Grant Fund Program; establish for purposes of providing assistance to public schools to provide additional educational and social services. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1418
Not Rated
State employees; provide for across-the-board increase in annual compensation for those with annual salary under $50,000.00. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1424
Not Rated
Tax assessors; increase compensation upon completing certifications and licenses. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1438
Not Rated
Supplemental Legislative Retirement Plan; new legislators not members and current members don't earn additional credit. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1453
Not Rated
Highways; require four-laning of portions of US Highway 61 in Claiborne County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1461
Not Rated
Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol; increase salaries of sworn officers by $10,000.00. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1480
Not Rated
Appropriation; Archives and History for Scott Ford House to develop two historic properties in Jackson. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1482
Not Rated
MS Highway Safety Patrol; increase salaries of sworn officers by $7,500.00. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1503
Not Rated
Legislature; allow retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1517
Not Rated
Medicaid; provide coverage for necessary services for ALS patients. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1518
Not Rated
DFA; authorize to issue request for one or more primary care clinics to be constructed. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1543
Not Rated
Lottery Proceeds Fund; revise distribution to provide at least 20% of for Education Enhancement Fund. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1544
Not Rated
Lottery Proceeds Fund; use 5% of to assist with funding for public libraries. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1552
Not Rated
Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol; increase salaries of sworn officers by $7,500.00. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1554
Not Rated
Appropriation; DFA to pay salaries of federally funded state agency employees affected by federal government shutdown. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1570
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Jackson for repairs needed to address flooding of Eubanks Creek. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1571
Not Rated
Appropriation; MDEQ to allocate funds to Hinds County Board of Supervisors for waste reduction program. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1577
Not Rated
Appropriation; Hinds County Board of Supervisors for Hinds County Circuit Drug Court for treatments for opioid addiction. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1604
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL for School of Public Health at Jackson State University. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1605
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL for Institute of Government at Jackson State University. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1618
Good Policy
Appropriation; Public Employees' Retirement System. Alive
Analysis: $16,114,043 is appropriated.
HB 1619
Neutral
Appropriation; Veterans' Home Purchase Board. Alive
Analysis: $49,294,451.00 is appropriated.
HB 1620
Neutral
Appropriation; Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists, Board of Examiners for. Alive
Analysis: $240,886.00 is appropriated.
HB 1621
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Cosmetology, Board of. Alive
Analysis: The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. $759,324.00 is appropriated.
HB 1622
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Psychology, Board of. Alive
Analysis: The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. $126,837 is appropriated.
HB 1623
Neutral
Appropriation; Auctioneers Commission. Alive
Analysis: $117,418.00 is appropriated.
HB 1624
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Medical Licensure, Board of. Alive
Analysis: The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. $3,405,584 is appropriated.
HB 1625
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Optometry, Board of. Alive
Analysis: The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. $144,020.00 is appropriated.
HB 1626
Bad Policy
Appropriation: Real Estate Commission and Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board. Alive
Analysis: The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. $1,631,521.00 is appropriated.
HB 1627
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Nursing Home Administrators, Board of. Alive
Analysis: The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. $215,555.00 is appropriated.
HB 1628
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Physical Therapy Board. Alive
Analysis: The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. $307,656.00 is appropriated.
HB 1629
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Nursing, Board of. Alive
Analysis: The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. $5,007,198.00 is appropriated.
HB 1630
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Barber Examiners, Board of. Alive
Analysis: The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. $282,959.00 is appropriated.
HB 1631
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Engineers and Land Surveyors, Board of Registration for Professional. Alive
Analysis: The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. $507,254.00 is appropriated.
HB 1632
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Athletic Commission. Alive
Analysis: The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. $135,095.00 is appropriated.
HB 1633
Good Policy
Appropriation; Legislative expenses. Alive
Analysis: This is a core function of government. House salaries, travel expense, et cetera: $5,055,072; House Contingency Fund: $6,621,500; Senate salaries, travel expense, et cetera: $2,236,207; Senate Contingency Fund: $4,476,407;
HB 1634
Good Policy
Appropriation; Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and trial judges services. Alive
Analysis: This is a core function of government. $6,741,513 and $937,470 is appropriated for Mississippi State Supreme Court with millions more dollars of taxes being appropriated for other courts.
HB 1635
Neutral
Appropriation; Attorney General. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1636
Neutral
Appropriation; District attorneys and staff. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1637
Neutral
Appropriation; State Public Defender, Office of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1638
Neutral
Appropriation; Capital Post-Conviction Counsel, Office of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1639
Neutral
Appropriation; Insurance, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1640
Good Policy
Appropriation; Fire Academy. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1641
Neutral
Appropriation; Public Service Commission. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1642
Neutral
Appropriation; Public Utilities Staff. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1643
Neutral
Appropriation; Education, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1644
Neutral
Appropriation; Library Commission. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1645
Neutral
Appropriation; Educational Television, Authority for. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1646
Neutral
Appropriation; Archives and History, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1647
Neutral
Appropriation; Arts Commission. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1648
Neutral
Appropriation; Transportation, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1649
Neutral
Appropriation; Health, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1650
Neutral
Appropriation; Medicaid, Division of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1651
Neutral
Appropriation; Rehabilitation Services, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1652
Neutral
Appropriation; Human Services, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1653
Neutral
Appropriation; Forestry Commission. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1654
Neutral
Appropriation; Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1655
Neutral
Appropriation; Foresters, Board of Registration for. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1656
Neutral
Appropriation; Marine Resources, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1657
Neutral
Appropriation; Environmental Quality, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1658
Neutral
Appropriation; Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1659
Neutral
Appropriation; Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1660
Neutral
Appropriation; Oil and Gas Board. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1661
Neutral
Appropriation; Pat Harrison Waterway District. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1662
Neutral
Appropriation; Yellow Creek State Inland Port Authority. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1663
Neutral
Appropriation; Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1664
Neutral
Appropriation; Pearl River Valley Water Supply District. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1665
Neutral
Appropriation; Port Authority, State. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1666
Neutral
Appropriation; reappropiation, DFA - Bureau of Building; FY20. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1667
Neutral
Appropriation; additional for various state agencies for Fiscal Year 2019. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1681
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Starkville to fund construction of a sports facility at Cornerstone Park. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1698
Not Rated
Appropriation; Supreme Court for funding position of Jurist in Residence. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1703
Not Rated
Appropriation; State Public Defender for contracting with attorneys to represent indigent parents in certain cases. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1707
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1708
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1709
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1710
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1711
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 2161
Neutral
State Medical Examiner; clarify qualifications for office and for deputies. Alive
Analysis: This bill changes the standards for being the State Medical Examiner.
SB 2213
Bad Policy
Pilot program for managed care payment model for children with complex medical conditions (CMC); Medicaid to implement. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to use Medicaid taxes to pay the medical costs for children with certain complex conditions. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on healthcare, not use the taxpayers to cover the additional expenses caused by taxes and regulations.
SB 2267
Good Policy
Medicaid managed care payment program; Medical Care Advisory Committee shall continue to review. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to study healthcare costs and reform the Medical Care Advisory Committee. The committee increases from 11 to 12 member with the Lt Governor getting an additional appointment. The purpose of the bill is to receive the report of the Commission on Expanding Medicaid Managed Care authorized in Senate Bill No. 2836 (2018 Regular Session) and continue the study and oversight of the issues and findings contained therein, and to develop recommendations in accordance with this act.
SB 2268
Neutral
Medicaid; authorize reimbursement for services provided by a licensed freestanding psychiatric hospital. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to expand Medicaid coverage to include a licensed freestanding psychiatric hospital in Harrison and Jackson counties, but limited to 134 beds, that had previously been able to accept Medicaid payments. The intent of this bill is to be cost neutral. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on healthcare.
SB 2269
Bad Policy
Payments in lieu of taxes in forest preserve property located in Issaquena and Warren Counties; authorize DWFP to make. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to make up for ad valorem taxes lost to Warren and Issaquena counties on land given to the state of Mississippi from the Anderson-Tully Company. If the state wishes to make up for lost revenue, the state should sell the land to productive private ventures, not use taxes paid to the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks meant for land management.
SB 2392
Neutral
State budget; revise definition for identifying and inventorying programs used in the budgeting process. Alive
Analysis: This bill changes several definitions, notably "Research-Based Program" and "Promising Program" now include "Rigorous Controlled Evaluation" in their definitions. RCE means an evaluation for which the program received a ranking of at least three (3) on the Maryland Scientific Methods Scale, which level requires a control group. The law is additionally changed from having the Legislative Budget Office recommending applying this bill to different agencies to having the Peer Committee staff recommending that the Legislative Budget Office require additional agencies to comply with the provisions of subsections (1), (2) and (3). Agencies designated by the Legislative Budget Office shall comply with subsections (1), (2) and (3) of this section.
SB 2439
Bad Policy
Division of Medicaid; clarify authority to apply for waivers, etc. Dead
Analysis: This bill raises the size and scope of government. It clarifies rules requesting taxes from the Federal government and expands the power of the Division of Medicaid to cover the additional costs for people who may be subject to institutionalization to live somewhere else. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on healthcare
SB 2444
Bad Policy
County tax assessors; increase annual salary supplement upon the completion of certain certifications. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases the taxes paid to a tax collector. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on the economy so tax collectors paychecks can purchase more, not increase the tax burden on the tax payers.
SB 2447
Bad Policy
Career and technical grants to schools for qualified students; provide for. Alive
Analysis: This bill expands the size of government by taking taxes and giving them to students studying for careers that the state deems appropriate. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on education.
SB 2449
Neutral
Education of students in juvenile detention facilities; define responsibility of home school district. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2505
Bad Policy
Teacher Forgivable Loan Program; available to nontraditional licensed teachers under certain conditions. Dead
Analysis: This bill expands the scope of government by allowing for additional teachers to use the tax funded William F. Winter Teacher Forgivable Loan Program. This amounts to a taxpayer bailout. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on education, not pass the cost to taxpayers.
SB 2524
Good Policy
Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Residency Program; include psychiatry students. Alive
Analysis: This bill extends the scholarship to includes residents in psychiatry. While the State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on healthcare, to the extent that the state does offer tax funded scholarships, those scholarships should be open to all fields of medicine.
SB 2541
Neutral
Budget process; bring forward various sections relating to. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes the transfer and expense of taxes to various agencies.
SB 2625
Neutral
Mississippi School of the Arts; provide for administration and clarify employee hiring procedures. Alive
Analysis: This bill changes the regulatory structure of the Mississippi School of the Arts. Employees are no longer classified as State Service under the authority of the State Personnel Board. They become employees of the Mississippi School of the Arts. The bill clarifies that there shall be no interruption of service with the Public Employees' Retirement System and the State and School Employees' Health Insurance Plan.
SB 2681
Good Policy
Jackson State University; authorize to sell certain tax-forfeited parcels. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2685
Bad Policy
Comprehensive eye examination for students prior to enrollment; recommend. Dead
Analysis: This bill places a new regulation on public schools in the state. It requires parents to present proof of an eye exam for their child or request permission to not get an eye exam. While this is a laudable goal, this mandate will impose additional costs on families and schools.
SB 2732
Good Policy
Student Financial Aid; repeal discontinued grant and forgivable loan programs. Dead
Analysis: This bill repeals tax payer funded grants. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on education.
SB 2770
Neutral
Teachers' salaries; provide for $1,500.00 increase. Alive
Analysis: This bill will result in either more taxes or a cuts in other services to pay for a teacher pay raise. A free market in education would result in better schools at cheaper prices with higher pay for teachers.
SB 2772
Neutral
Dental insurance benefits; prohibit the denial or recoupment of a claim in certain circumstances. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to modify dental insurance contracts. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations.
SB 2774
Not Rated
Commissioner of Banking; salaries of the Commissioner and Deputy shall be fixed by the State Personnel Board. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2783
Good Policy
Commission on Marine Resources; authorize to re-designate natural/public reefs and establish program for private leases. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to allow the state to designate natural/public reefs available for private lease. This will expand economic activity for oyster harvesting.
SB 2803
Good Policy
Office of Shared Services in DFA; establish. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to streamline government services by creating an office within DFA to operate as a central business office for select boards and commissions.
SB 2827
Bad Policy
County Elected Officials Compensation and Fees Task Force; create. Alive
Analysis: The conference report for this bill creates a task force to study the wages of public officials. It will be comprised of public officials.
SB 2831
Bad Policy
Insurance Data Security Law; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to protect consumers data by creating additional regulations for insurance companies. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not raise costs. When consumers decide which businesses will succeed or fail, the resulting profit motive will greatly reduce bad business practices and costs and reward those who put the interest of their patients first.
SB 2835
Neutral
Mississippi First Responders Health and Safety Act; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to expand the medical benefits for first responders. While this bill will result in a greater need for taxes, tax funded services do need to be paid.
SB 2839
Neutral
State Veterans Affairs Board; authorize to be referred to as the 'Mississippi Veterans Affairs'. Alive
Analysis: Beginning July 1, 2019, any reference in this code to the State Veterans Affairs Board shall also mean the Mississippi Veterans Affairs.
SB 2918
Neutral
State aircraft; Director of DFA shall ensure commercially reasonable procurement practices. Alive
Analysis: The purchase of aircraft to be used for the purpose in this chapter shall be in compliance with Sections 31-7-1 through 31-7-21. The Department of Finance and Administration is hereby exempt from the requirements of Section 27-104-7(2)(f) when procuring aircraft maintenance, parts, equipment and/or services. The process undertaken by the Department of Finance and Administration for procurement of the maintenance facility shall be reported to the Public Procurement Review Board (PPRB) but is no longer subject to the rules and regulations of the PPRB.
SB 2928
Good Policy
Energy High School Academy; authorize Vicksburg-Warren and Claiborne school districts to enter into partnership. Alive
Analysis: This bill creates an Energy High School Academy in Warren county with an unnamed nuclear facility so that students in Warren and Claiborne counties can pursue careers in the energy industry.
SB 2947
Neutral
Statutes relating to revision of budget estimates and reduction of funding allocations; applicable to Office of State Aid Roads. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to allow the State Fiscal Officer to reduce the budget of the Office of State Aid Road Construction by no more than 5% if he finds the funds are not available or break the law. The bill further adds the Office of State Aid Road Construction to code section 27-104-13.
SB 3005
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - General support. Alive
Analysis: The state should seek to decrease the tax burden on citizens at all levels of government. $302,136,819.00 is appropriated.
SB 3006
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - Subsidiary programs. Alive
Analysis: The state should seek to decrease the tax burden on citizens at all levels of government. $33,597,485.00 is appropriated.
SB 3007
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - Student Financial Aid. Alive
Analysis: The state should seek to decrease the tax burden on citizens at all levels of government. $41,138,828.00 is appropriated.
SB 3008
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - University of Mississippi Medical Center. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3009
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - Alcorn State - Agricultural programs. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3010
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3011
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Cooperative Extension Service. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3012
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Forest and Wildlife Research Center. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3013
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Veterinary Medicine, College of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3014
Neutral
Appropriation; Community and Junior Colleges Board - Administrative expenses. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3015
Neutral
Appropriation; Community and Junior Colleges Board - Support for community and junior colleges. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3016
Neutral
Appropriation; Corrections, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3017
Neutral
Appropriation; Emergency Management Agency. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3018
Good Policy
Appropriation; Military Department. Alive
Analysis: $8,037,489 of taxes are appropriated.
SB 3019
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Public Safety, Department of. Alive
Analysis: $96,145,158 and $112,896,442 of taxes are appropriated.
SB 3020
Good Policy
Appropriation; Veterans Affairs Board. Alive
Analysis: $5,859,922 with a further $40,797,015 of taxes are appropriated.
SB 3021
Neutral
Appropriation; Judicial Performance Commission. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3022
Neutral
Appropriation; Ethics Commission. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3023
Neutral
Appropriation; Employment Security, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3024
Neutral
Appropriation; Revenue, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3025
Neutral
Appropriation; Tax Appeals Board. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3026
Neutral
Appropriation; Workers' Compensation Commission. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3027
Neutral
Appropriation; Mental Health, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3028
Neutral
Appropriation; Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3029
Neutral
Appropriation; Transportation, Department of - State Aid Road Construction, Office of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3030
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Chiropractic Examiners, Board of. Alive
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
SB 3031
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Dental Examiners, Board of. Alive
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
SB 3032
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Funeral Services Board. Alive
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
SB 3033
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Massage Therapy, Board of. Alive
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
SB 3034
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Pharmacy, Board of. Alive
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
SB 3035
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Counselors, Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional. Alive
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
SB 3036
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Veterinary Examiners, Board of. Alive
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
SB 3037
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Gaming Commission. Alive
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
SB 3038
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Architecture, Board of. Alive
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
SB 3039
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Geologists, Board of Registered Professional. Alive
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
SB 3040
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Motor Vehicle Commission. Alive
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
SB 3041
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Accountancy, Board of Public. Alive
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
SB 3042
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Contractors, Board of. Alive
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
SB 3043
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Agriculture and Commerce, Department of. Alive
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
SB 3044
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Egg Marketing Board. Alive
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations.
SB 3045
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Animal Health, Board of. Alive
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations.
SB 3046
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Fair and Coliseum Commission. Alive
Analysis: $5,773,593 of taxes are appropriated. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations.
SB 3047
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Fair and Coliseum Commission - Livestock shows. Alive
Analysis: $954,150.00 of taxes are appropriated with additional money potentially being spent as well.
SB 3048
Neutral
Appropriation; Banking and Consumer Finance, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3049
Good Policy
Appropriation; Finance and Administration, Department of. Alive
Analysis: The bill has in it to Transfer to the Department of Education for Education Savings Accounts $2,000,000. Private and public schools that receive taxes are competing for the same students. The best school will provide the best education.
SB 3050
Good Policy
Appropriation; Governor's Office and Mansion. Alive
Analysis: This is a core function of government. $2,650,859.00 and $603,039.00 of taxes are appropriated.
SB 3051
Good Policy
Appropriation; Audit, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3052
Neutral
Appropriation; Information Technology Services, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3053
Neutral
Appropriation; Personnel Board. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3054
Neutral
Appropriation; Secretary of State. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3055
Neutral
Appropriation; Treasurer's Office. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3056
Good Policy
Appropriation; Debt Service-Gen. Obli. Alive
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt. "The most significant threat to our national security is our debt." -Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Admiral Michael Mullen in an interview with CNN in 2010.
SB 3057
Bad Policy
Appropriation; Development Authority, Mississippi. Alive
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
SB 3062
Neutral
Appropriation; additional appropriations for various state agencies for FY2019. Dead
Analysis: The most significant threat to our national security is our debt. -Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Admiral Michael Mullen in an interview with CNN in 2010.
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed