County Affairs

2019 Regular Session

County Affairs

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 109
Not Rated
Radar detectors for sheriffs' departments; allow each county board of supervisors to determine implementation of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 156
Not Rated
Counties; clarify jurisdiction over roads originally constructed as a state highway. Dead
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HB 225
Not Rated
Body-worn cameras; require cities and counties to provide to police officers and deputy sheriffs. Dead
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HB 232
Not Rated
Counties; authorize to pay poll workers certain mileage. Dead
Analysis:
HB 344
Bad Policy
Proclamation of a local emergency; allow president of county board of supervisors to declare. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to increase the power of the president of a county board of supervisors to declare an emergency in cases of natural disaster or invasion. The mayor or governing body of a municipality, the governing body of a county, and the Governor of Mississippi already have this power. Citizens should be encouraged to be self reliant, prepared, and practice mutual aid. Dependence on the state will weaken residents ability provide help.
HB 345
Not Rated
Governing authorities of counties and cities; authorize to recover actual costs of enforcing ordinance, zoning law or regulation. Dead
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HB 346
Not Rated
County vehicles and road equipment; authorize boards of supervisors to allow use between county departments. Dead
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HB 521
Not Rated
Delinquent county garbage fees; provide nonrenewal of driver's licenses for nonpayment. Dead
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HB 648
Not Rated
Sixteenth section land; authorize leasing of certain land by municipalities/counties for less than minimum percentage if land leased for public purpose. Dead
Analysis:
HB 874
Neutral
County sheriffs; revise daily amount that may be expended to feed county prisoners. Alive
Analysis: This bill allows sheriffs to spend $15 per day per prisoner for food. The previous amount was $6.
HB 875
Not Rated
Counties; authorize to pay salary supplements to sheriffs. Dead
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HB 968
Not Rated
Nonpartisan preferential elections; authorize counties and municipalities to hold election to decide whether to have. Dead
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HB 1114
Not Rated
County jail census data; facilitate the availability of. Dead
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HB 1115
Not Rated
Advertisement of the resources counties and municipalities offer; prescribe certain guidelines for. Dead
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HB 1188
Not Rated
Counties; authorize to make donations to cover the medical expenses of certain volunteer firefighters. Dead
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HB 1243
Not Rated
County court administrator; require counties to pay salary directly to. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1249
Neutral
Group health insurance; allow local governing authorities to pay employee's benefits for dependents. Alive
Analysis: This bill allows local governing authorities, if they so choose, to pay for the expense of additional insurance benefits paid to public employees as compensation for work. While this may result in additional taxes, local government is best suited to administer laws and regulations.
HB 1464
Not Rated
Election commissioners; require board of supervisors to provide insurance coverage for. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1477
Bad Policy
Cemeteries; authorize counties and municipalities to expend funds to maintain abandoned nonprofit cemeteries. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to allow counties and municipalities to clean and maintain private nonprofit cemeteries. The state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government instead of redistributing private costs to the tax payer.
HB 1509
Not Rated
Office of the county tax collector; require to maintain certain business hours. Dead
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HB 1528
Not Rated
Rescue services; authorize governmental entity performing to assess fine for in certain situations. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1540
Good Policy
Contracts for collection of city/county solid wastes; authorize to extend without advertising for proposals under certain circumstances. Alive
Analysis: The board of supervisors and/or municipal governing body may have the option to extend the contract by mutual consent of the parties in one-year increments up to 4 additional years without advertising for proposals, as long as rate adjustments remain consistent with the existing contract and the total term of the contract does not exceed 10 years.
SB 2243
Neutral
Proclamation of a local emergency; allow president of county board of supervisors to declare. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to increase the power of the president of a county board of supervisors to declare an emergency in cases of natural disaster or invasion. The mayor or governing body of a municipality, the governing body of a county, and the Governor of Mississippi already have this power. Citizens should be encouraged to be self reliant, prepared, and practice mutual aid. Dependence on the state will weaken residents ability provide help.
SB 2453
Not Rated
Sheriffs; authorize to provide occupational health services and preventive care to employees. Dead
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed