Judiciary B

2019 Regular Session

Judiciary B

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 5
Not Rated
Domestic abuse court program; establish. Dead
Analysis:
HB 7
Bad Policy
Public officers; prohibit elected and appointed from participating in certain political activity. Dead
Analysis: This bill states, "It shall be unlawful for any appointed or elected public officer to take an active part in any partisan political campaign or to participate in any political activities of any kind. For violation of this provision, the offending party shall be removed from office and in addition thereto, upon conviction, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, subject to a fine of not more than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00)"
HB 11
Not Rated
Compulsory school attendance; require youth court petition after third unlawful absence and authorize community service for violations. Dead
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HB 21
Neutral
Utility worker; killing of shall be capital murder. Dead
Analysis: All residents of the state should be afforded the same equal protection of the law for murder regardless of job description.
HB 22
Bad Policy
Firearms; revise limits placed on counties and municipalities to regulate. Dead
Analysis: This bill expands the role of government to justify the confiscation or prohibition of keeping and bearing arms without due process.
HB 32
Not Rated
Noah's Law; create to regulate sale of pure powdered caffeine products. Dead
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HB 52
Not Rated
Fees assessed to youth involved in juvenile justice system, certain; remove. Dead
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HB 55
Not Rated
Case plans for inmates who committed violent offenses; require certain programs be placed within. Dead
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HB 59
Not Rated
Crimes; create for unauthorized use of minor's name and social security number as dependent on income tax return. Dead
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HB 66
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; require to provide certain notice to certain city before offender is released. Dead
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HB 76
Not Rated
Towing of motor vehicle; revise who pays. Dead
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HB 85
Good Policy
Cell site simulator device; require law enforcement agencies to obtain warrant before using. Dead
Analysis: This bill would require law enforcement to obtain a warrant in pursuant of the 4th and 14th Amendments before using a cell site simulator to search through someone’s cell phone. While security should be a top priority for law enforcement officers, security should not violate Constitutional law.
HB 100
Neutral
Children's Advocacy Centers Fund; provide an additional assessment on drug/alcohol violations for foster care programs. Dead
Analysis: This bill creates the Children's Advocacy Centers Fund and fines drug violators to help pay for the fund.
HB 101
Not Rated
Possession of cell phones and certain contraband by incarcerated offenders and correctional employees; provide enhanced penalty for. Dead
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HB 115
Not Rated
Youth court hearings; allow family members to attend hearings in. Dead
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HB 121
Not Rated
HIV crimes; increase penalties for intentional exposure to blood or seminal fluid. Dead
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HB 130
Good Policy
Parental Rights of Rapists; terminate for children conceived of rape. Dead
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HB 160
Not Rated
Crimes; revise penalties for attempt of certain crimes. Dead
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HB 161
Not Rated
Life jackets; increase minimum age of person required to wear on certain vessels. Dead
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HB 171
Not Rated
Scrap metal purchasers; require receipt and documentation of motor vehicles. Dead
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HB 184
Not Rated
Expunction; revise which offenses are eligible. Dead
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HB 192
Not Rated
Task force to address the disparity of African-American males in the judicial system; create. Dead
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HB 198
Not Rated
Nonviolent offenders; authorize reduction of sentences for passage of end-of-course subject area tests by the offenders. 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 221
Not Rated
Indecent assault; create crime of. Dead
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HB 223
Not Rated
Special Prosecutor; create procedure when DA is absent or unable to perform his or her duties. Dead
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HB 226
Not Rated
Officer-involved death; require investigation and appointment of special prosecutor. Dead
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HB 227
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for all nonviolent crimes after five years. Dead
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HB 238
Not Rated
School administrators; require to report acts of violence resulting in injury to local law enforcement authorities. Dead
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HB 240
Not Rated
Mississippi Youthbuild Act; create. Dead
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HB 245
Not Rated
Interpretation language assistance services; provide for certain youth at juvenile detention centers. Dead
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HB 266
Not Rated
Caller ID Anti-Spoofing Act; establish a minimum fine and increase the maximum fine for a violation of. Dead
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HB 269
Not Rated
Advocates of domestic abuse victims; create provisions to protect confidential information of. Dead
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HB 270
Not Rated
The Bullying Deterrent Act; create. Dead
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HB 271
Not Rated
Indecent assault; create the crime of. Dead
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HB 272
Not Rated
Domestic abuse protection orders; revise appellate procedure. Dead
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HB 281
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Larry Braddock of Lowndes County. Alive
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HB 296
Not Rated
Identity theft; establish procedure for victim to have debt forgiven and credit reports purged. Dead
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HB 304
Not Rated
Contributing to the neglect or delinquency of a child and abuse of a child; revise penalties for. Dead
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HB 310
Not Rated
Driver's license; authorize issuance of hardship license to persons who have their licenses suspended as a result of being out of compliance with order for support. Dead
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HB 311
Not Rated
Expungement; revise list of felonies that may be authorized for. Dead
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HB 327
Not Rated
Motor vehicle reporting laws; clarify. Dead
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HB 336
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; require to input missing person cases into National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS). Dead
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HB 339
Not Rated
Purchase of automatic weapon; place certain restrictions on. Dead
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HB 342
Not Rated
Youth and Community Safety Act; create. Dead
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HB 361
Not Rated
Nancy's Law; create to provide remedies for investigation of vulnerable person abuse. Dead
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HB 370
Not Rated
Vulnerable person; abuse of is a felony, not misdemeanor, and reckless abuse is also included. Dead
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HB 378
Not Rated
Emergency Medical Technicians; authorize to carry firearms while in performance of duties. Dead
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HB 390
Good Policy
The MS Church Protection Act; clarify that 'qualified retired law enforcement' are eligible for immunity as members of a church security program. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to allow add qualified law enforcement officers to the class of citizens immune from civil liability for being members of a church security program. Currently, churches that exercise their right to have a security program must have firearm permits for their security members to be immune from civil liability. This raises concerns as churches which do not register armed members with the state are not immune from civil liability.
HB 392
Not Rated
Crime; create for accidents caused by drivers of stolen vehicles. Dead
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HB 393
Not Rated
Adoption; revise home study and residency requirements. Dead
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HB 395
Not Rated
Public records; exempt the booking information of certain mentally ill patients from. Dead
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HB 411
Not Rated
Domestic terrorism; create state crime with penalty of life imprisonment. Dead
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HB 415
Not Rated
Violent offenders, certain; may be paroled by Parole Board if sentencing judge authorizes parole consideration. Dead
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HB 416
Not Rated
Inmates convicted of capital offenses; provide parole eligibility after certain requirements are met. Dead
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HB 460
Not Rated
Sexual Assault Victims' DNA Bill of Rights; create. Dead
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HB 480
Good Policy
Rights of youth taken into custody for delinquent act, certain; require legal counsel be consulted before waiver of certain rights may occur. Dead
Analysis: This bill protects the rights of young people by requiring that they speak with an attorney.
HB 481
Not Rated
Consumer Arrest Record Equity (CARE) Act; create. Dead
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HB 484
Not Rated
Case plans for nonviolent inmates; require certain programs be placed within. Dead
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HB 485
Not Rated
Case plans for inmates who committed capital offenses; require certain programs be placed within. Dead
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HB 489
Not Rated
Law enforcement; require pursuit policy of alleged crime perpetrator. Dead
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HB 501
Not Rated
Hypodermic syringes or needles; unlawful to sell, obtain, purchase or possess as a direct consumer without a written prescription. Dead
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HB 523
Not Rated
Board on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training; revise membership of. Dead
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HB 524
Not Rated
Firearms; prohibit public employers from banning employees with permit and training endorsement from carrying on property. Dead
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HB 534
Not Rated
Earned time allowance; revise which offenders are eligible for. Dead
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HB 539
Not Rated
Domestic abuse protection orders; revise appellate procedure. Dead
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HB 540
Not Rated
Confidential youth court records; shall include forensic interviews and information developed/prepared by child advocacy centers & multidisciplinary teams. Dead
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HB 541
Not Rated
Parental rights of rapists; terminate for children born of rape. Dead
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HB 558
Not Rated
Mandatory minimum sentences for crimes committed by offenders; revise which offenders are eligible for. Dead
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HB 567
Not Rated
Public schools; clarify authority of local law enforcement agencies to prevent and investigate crimes on property of. Dead
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HB 568
Not Rated
Firearm possession; restore right for nonviolent felon who completes all terms of sentence. Dead
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HB 570
Not Rated
Bail; provide imposition of by courts under certain circumstances when no other conditions ensure defendant's appearance. Dead
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HB 571
Good Policy
Commercial sexual exploitation of children; decriminalize for minors and improve response and support services of government agencies to. Alive
Analysis: This bill clarifies that minors (under the age of 18) can not be arrested for certain misdemeanor offenses. This is good for liberty because those minors who may have been victims of human trafficking will be more willing to contact law enforcement and expose the adults exploiting them.
HB 602
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to James Vaughn of Tunica County. Alive
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HB 610
Not Rated
Deceased bodies; require report of, if found. Dead
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HB 612
Not Rated
Crimes; provide enhanced penalties for stalking if electronic tracking device used. Dead
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HB 614
Not Rated
Firearms; prohibit altering serial number. Dead
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HB 620
Not Rated
Nonadjudication and pretrial intervention; authorize completion of workforce training as a condition that the court may impose. Dead
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HB 650
Good Policy
Rape crisis and domestic violence programs; protect confidential communication of victims. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows for advocates, people with training to help victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual abuse, to keep victims information confidential for their well being.
HB 663
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; require training on drug referral programs. Dead
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HB 664
Not Rated
Probation and parole; prohibit revocation of for failure of offender to pay restitution program fees under certain circumstances. Dead
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HB 665
Not Rated
Juvenile offenders; revise sentencing guidelines. Dead
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HB 666
Good Policy
Secure detention; raise minimum age for youth. Alive
Analysis: This bill raises the age that a child can be committed to the State Training School from 10 to 12 years old.
HB 673
Not Rated
Forgery; revise penalty for. Dead
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HB 683
Not Rated
Voyeurism; revise penalty for offense of. Dead
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HB 684
Not Rated
Juvenile offenders convicted of murder; revise sentencing options for. Dead
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HB 685
Not Rated
The Mississippi Street Gang Act; make various revisions. Dead
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HB 692
Not Rated
Timber theft; include those who cause others to carry away the timber of another. Dead
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HB 706
Bad Policy
Cremation; prohibit until approved by county medical examiner. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to prevent foul play from being hidden by cremation. While this bill has good intent, the medical examiner already has to certify that no further examination is necessary before a body is cremated. This will add costs to cremation.
HB 707
Not Rated
Interlocutory Appeal; authorize for criminal prosecutors. Dead
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HB 709
Not Rated
Sexual battery; remove statue of limitations for prosecution of crime of. Dead
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HB 722
Not Rated
Bail schedule for courts; create. Dead
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HB 739
Not Rated
University and colleges anti-hazing policy; require the Board of Trustees of IHL to develop policy against hazing and prescribe penalties for violations. Dead
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HB 745
Not Rated
Mississippi Youthbuild Act; create. Dead
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HB 766
Not Rated
Habitual offender; prohibit use of plea bargaining if convicted for committing crime of violence. Dead
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HB 789
Not Rated
Nonadjudication of criminal case; includes crimes listed as crimes of violence under Section 97-3-2 for felonies. Dead
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HB 790
Not Rated
Texting while driving; provide that burden of proof for lawful use of phone rests with driver and increase civil penalty. Dead
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HB 815
Not Rated
Student enrollment and transfer; create felony for falsification of documents to establish residency for purposes of. Dead
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HB 831
Not Rated
Concealed weapons; authorize license holders to carry on campuses of higher education institutions. Dead
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HB 835
Not Rated
Expunction; automatically granted for first-time offenders. Dead
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HB 841
Not Rated
Littering; increase fines for. Dead
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HB 847
Good Policy
Parole eligibility; provide uniformity for certain offenders who were convicted between June 30, 1995, and July 1, 2014. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows for inmates to receive parole for good behavior if they have not committed certain crimes such as habitual offenses or sex offenses.
HB 852
Not Rated
Historical Monuments; impose penalty for alteration of. Dead
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HB 856
Not Rated
Deputy sheriffs; remove requirement to be qualified elector of the state. Dead
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HB 877
Not Rated
Circuit and county courts; authorize to obtain certain mental health records for bond/sentencing hearings. Dead
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HB 884
Not Rated
Court-ordered restitution, certain; require payment of victim first before court costs/fines are disbursed to court. Dead
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HB 891
Not Rated
Accident reports; create penalty for providing false information to law enforcement. Dead
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HB 896
Not Rated
MS Highway Safety Patrol officers; authorize to work nongovernmental jobs. Dead
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HB 910
Not Rated
Firearms Protection Act; create. Dead
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HB 940
Bad Policy
Consigned motor fuels; provide crime for theft of. Alive
Analysis: This bill makes violating contracts and larceny illegal and provides a regulatory framework for selling cosigned motor fuels. Larceny and violating contracts are already illegal and the state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through regulations
HB 947
Not Rated
First-degree murder; include unlawful distribution of controlled substances, when the distribution is proximate cause of death. Dead
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HB 948
Not Rated
DUI; clarify eligibility for nonadjudication of those holding a commercial driver's license. Dead
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HB 949
Not Rated
Bail procedures; revise. Dead
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HB 950
Not Rated
Knives; remove from concealed weapons list. Dead
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HB 953
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for no more than two felony convictions. Dead
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HB 956
Not Rated
Theft of street, road or highway signs; provide penalties for. Dead
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HB 964
Good Policy
Post-conviction relief; authorize successive application when new state law would have adversely affected outcome. Dead
Analysis: This bill aims to allow for convicts to appeal their conviction beyond the current limit of 3 years if a current law would have acquitted or found them innocent.
HB 984
Bad Policy
Mississippi Dog and Cat Pet Protection Law of 2011; revise. Dead
Analysis: This bill expands the power of the state to make the first time offense of aggravated cruelty to a cat or dog a felony. Presently, it is only a felony for a second time offense. Animal cruelty can already result in the removal of property (the animal) from an abuser's ownership through due process.
HB 988
Not Rated
Law enforcement; require to provide mental health evaluation within 24 hours of arrest and establish training standards. Dead
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HB 990
Not Rated
Animal cruelty; revise several provisions relating to. Dead
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HB 992
Not Rated
Voluntary search; require officer to obtain written consent before a. Dead
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HB 1005
Not Rated
The MS Community Policing and Transparency Act; create body-worn camera standards for law enforcement. Dead
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HB 1006
Not Rated
Firearms possession; authorize for nonviolent felons in homes and cars. Dead
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HB 1008
Not Rated
Felony expungement; authorize for nonviolent crimes. Dead
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HB 1009
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Catina Faulkner Taylor of Marshall County. Dead
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HB 1010
Not Rated
Nonviolent felons; authorize expungement and tax credits for employers of. Dead
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HB 1012
Not Rated
Stun gun; remove the term from the prohibited firearms category. Dead
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HB 1013
Neutral
Child endangerment; include sell, possession or manufacture of controlled substance, except marijuana, as. Dead
Analysis: This bill erodes the rights of parents by expanding the definition of Child Endangerment by changing the language so that the child is considered endangered if the child is in the location that a controlled substance was or will be sold instead of being in the location while the controlled substance was actively sold. However, it does exclude cannabis. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit rights.
HB 1018
Not Rated
Youth court; authorize release of certain records to media and provide the media may attend hearings in. Dead
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HB 1019
Not Rated
Firearms; authorize judges and justices to exclusively regulate possession in his or her courtroom. Dead
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HB 1020
Not Rated
Indecent Assault; create the crime of. Dead
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HB 1021
Not Rated
Sexting by minors; provide as a delinquent act. Dead
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HB 1022
Not Rated
Felony expungement; authorize for first time offenses. Dead
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HB 1023
Not Rated
Felony expungement; revise age. Dead
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HB 1026
Not Rated
Expungement; allow court granting a certificate of rehabilitation to also grant an. Dead
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HB 1029
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore to people who committed nonviolent disqualifying crimes upon meeting certain requirements. Dead
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HB 1030
Not Rated
False reports of child abuse; create penalty for. Dead
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HB 1032
Not Rated
Organized retail theft; provide definition for. Dead
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HB 1033
Not Rated
Marijuana possession; provide civil penalty for. Dead
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HB 1034
Not Rated
Expunction of misdemeanor crimes; revise. Dead
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HB 1036
Not Rated
Shoplifting; revise penalties. Dead
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HB 1037
Not Rated
Cargo theft; provide for crime and penalties of. Dead
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HB 1059
Good Policy
Intentional injury to pregnant woman; revise penalties. Dead
Analysis: This bill is good for liberty because it seeks to protect the rights of unborn children by updating a previous bill. The new additions clarify that medical procedures meant to protect the life of the child or mother that may result in the death of the unborn child will not be construed as an abortion.
HB 1064
Not Rated
The Forensic Mental Health Act of 2019; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1075
Neutral
Felony abuse of a vulnerable person; expand crime to include the willful infliction of severe mental anguish. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to protect the handicapped from abuse by making the infliction of severe mental anguish a felony. The state should not base felonies on something as subjective as mental anguish.
HB 1076
Not Rated
Vulnerable person; include mental anguish as a crime. Dead
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HB 1077
Not Rated
Felonious child abuse; expand elements used in determining to include the obstruction of a child's mouth or nose to interfere with breathing. Dead
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HB 1081
Not Rated
Bail procedures; revise. Dead
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HB 1084
Good Policy
Drug Court; revise certification schedule. Dead
Analysis: A certified adult felony drug court in existence on December 31, 2018, must submit a recertification petition by July 31, 2019 and a certified youth, misdemeanor, family or chancery drug court in existence on December 31, 2018, must submit a recertification petition by July 31, 2020, and be recertified pursuant to the requirements of this section by December 31, 2020.
HB 1086
Not Rated
Threats against a school; revise crime of. Dead
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HB 1098
Not Rated
DUI; revise violations of. Dead
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HB 1117
Good Policy
Child abuse; require CPS to notify applicable military installation family adovacy program in certain cases. Alive
Analysis: This bill requires Department of Child Protection Services to notify the applicable military installation family advocacy program of a report of child abuse or neglect if the accused is on Active Duty.
HB 1140
Not Rated
First time drug offenders; authorize the circuit judge to require participation in a workforce development program. Dead
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HB 1150
Not Rated
Mental Health Diversion Pilot Program; expand statewide. Dead
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HB 1152
Bad Policy
Electronic communication service provider; prohibit disclosure of information concerning certain subpoenas and search warrants except under limited circumstances. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to address child porn and related crimes by allowing a district attorney, someone in charge of a law enforcement agency, or the Attorney General to provide a written certification when presenting a warrant to an internet service provider which would allow for them to search through an alleged criminal's internet files while not disclosing the warrant to the alleged criminal. This raises concerns as it does not require that any additional warrants for searching through additional documents for 90-180 days so long as the document is on the internet. While child porn and related crimes are a serious problem, this bill essentially allows the state to circumvent the need for warrants on anything related to the internet by secretly issuing a warrant to an internet service provider and then not seeking additional warrants for additional searches for 90-180 days.
HB 1178
Not Rated
Bail procedures; bring forward provisions relating to. Dead
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HB 1189
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore upon satisfaction of all sentencing requirements of a conviction including parole but not probation. Dead
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HB 1192
Not Rated
Performance of work when defendant unable to pay fine; clarify judge's discretionary rate of credit to be applied for work performed. Dead
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HB 1196
Not Rated
'The Bail Reform Act of 2019'; create. Dead
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HB 1202
Not Rated
Bureau of Narcotics; revise list of information required to be listed on its seizure and disposition website. Dead
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HB 1210
Not Rated
Crimes; require specification of degree of mental culpability required for commission of. Dead
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HB 1211
Not Rated
Parole eligibility; provide for offender who commits crime before the age of 26 after serving certain percentage of sentence. Dead
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HB 1217
Not Rated
Order of support; prohibit suspension of driver's license for being out of compliance with. Dead
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HB 1236
Not Rated
Sex offenders who have committed a registration violation; revise time period that such offenders must be electronically monitored. Dead
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HB 1238
Not Rated
Sex offenders; revise reregistration for those who desire to leave the state. Dead
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HB 1242
Not Rated
Multidisciplinary teams and child advocacy centers; require certain confidentiality of information and records prepared by. Dead
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HB 1244
Not Rated
Alternative nicotine products; revise penalties for when sold or furnished on educational property. Dead
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HB 1270
Not Rated
Conditions of probation; clarify that courts may provide certain treatment for veterans when placed on probation. Dead
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HB 1272
Not Rated
Domestic violence; prohibit those convicted of from carrying weapons. Dead
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HB 1286
Not Rated
Unnatural intercourse law; revise to remove 'mankind' from. Dead
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HB 1300
Bad Policy
The Sexual Assault Response Act; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill makes universities into courts. Sexual assault is already illegal and the courts already exist to handle the cases.
HB 1320
Bad Policy
Sale of urine; prohibit and prescribe criminal penalties for violation of. Dead
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HB 1331
Not Rated
Mississippi Statewide Assessment System; remove criminal penalties and establish maximum time educator's license may be suspended for violations. Dead
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HB 1336
Not Rated
Critical infrastructure; define crimes of impending and trespassing against. Dead
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HB 1337
Neutral
Youth Court Act; implement recommendations of supreme court commission on children's justice. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to implement changes to the law from the supreme court commission on childrens justice.
HB 1338
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore upon satisfaction of all the sentencing requirements of a conviction. Dead
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HB 1342
Not Rated
Officer-involved deaths; require investigation by Mississippi Bureau of Investigations. Dead
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HB 1352
Good Policy
Criminal Justice Reform Act; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill renames Drug Courts as Intervention Courts and seeks to use corrections resources more effectively by redirecting prison-bound offenders whose criminal conduct is driven in part by drug and alcohol dependence to intensive supervision and clinical treatment available in the intervention court. The goal is to have less people prosecuted for vices in prison and instead rehabilitate them to be productive members of society. An amendment adds that one may petition a justice, county, circuit or municipal court to expunge the record of any case in which the person was acquitted or found not guilty at trial.
HB 1365
Not Rated
Habitual offenders; provide that convictions occurring more than 10 years apart shall not be counted. Dead
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HB 1366
Not Rated
Post-conviction relief; authorize successive application if state law changes. Dead
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HB 1379
Not Rated
Statute of Limitations; remove for crimes against children. Dead
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HB 1380
Not Rated
Concealed firearm license; clarify prohibition for mentally incompetent. Dead
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HB 1408
Not Rated
Firearms licensed; require proof of mental health evaluation. Dead
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HB 1409
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; requiring training on communicating with persons with autism spectrum disorder. Dead
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HB 1414
Not Rated
Commitment proceedings; expand types of professionals authorized to conduct screenings and evaluations in. Dead
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HB 1415
Not Rated
District Public Defender; create office of. Dead
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HB 1421
Not Rated
Search warrants; provide may be in electronic format and electronically executed. Dead
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HB 1426
Not Rated
Motor vehicle; authorize sale of abandoned or scrap dismantled without having title and registration in sellers name. Dead
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HB 1435
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize automatically for first-time offenders. Dead
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HB 1439
Not Rated
Implied consent; revise suspension period during appeals for refusal to submit to chemical test. Dead
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HB 1441
Not Rated
DUI; revise license suspension for test refusal if licensee pleads guilty. Dead
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HB 1443
Not Rated
Tobacco; prohibit sale of candy or food product that mimics. Dead
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HB 1444
Not Rated
Interrogations; require all to be conducted by law enforcement to be recorded. Dead
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HB 1445
Bad Policy
Implied Consent Law Violation Assessments; increase general fund of. Dead
Analysis: This bill raises the fees that the state can collect on those who do not consent to a warrantless blood or urine test.
HB 1446
Not Rated
Firearms; clarify licensing procedures for. Dead
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HB 1450
Not Rated
Justice court; remove requirement of probable cause hearings. Dead
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HB 1462
Not Rated
Revocation hearing for probationer; provide probationer shall have the right to counsel for such hearing. Dead
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HB 1465
Neutral
Assault and aggravated assault; include health care providers in provisions regarding. Alive
Analysis: This bill expands the definition of aggravated assault to include assaulting employees of a healthcare provider or facility.
HB 1469
Not Rated
Jurors; authorize the court to keep the names of confidential upon request of. Dead
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HB 1473
Not Rated
Simple Assault; add family members of law enforcement to enhanced penalty list. Dead
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HB 1475
Not Rated
Single-use plastic straws; prohibit a food establishment from providing to a consumer unless requested by the consumer. Dead
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HB 1494
Not Rated
Hate crimes; revise delineation of victim. Dead
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HB 1495
Not Rated
Copper materials; prohibit transactions between certain sellers and scrap metal dealers and other purchases. Dead
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HB 1504
Not Rated
Expungement; revise list of crimes that qualify for. Dead
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HB 1505
Not Rated
Firearms; prohibit discharge near petroleum. Dead
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HB 1520
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for nonviolent felony convictions. Dead
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HB 1522
Not Rated
Expungement; add 'embezzlement' to the list of felonies eligible for. Dead
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HB 1523
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for 'embezzlement' after 14 years. Dead
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HB 1524
Not Rated
Prostitution; increase penalties for procuring services of. Dead
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HB 1525
Not Rated
Expungement; revise list of eligible crimes. Dead
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HB 1526
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore upon satisfaction of all the sentencing requirements of a conviction. Dead
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HB 1527
Not Rated
Wrongful conviction claims; revise provision regulating procedures for. Dead
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HB 1529
Not Rated
Veterans' exemptions for concealed firearms; authorize certain photo-id as verification of disability. Dead
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HB 1536
Not Rated
Youth found with drugs/drug paraphernalia on school property; require to participate in a drug court program. Dead
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HB 1581
Good Policy
Firearms; clarify that courtroom includes a judge's chamber, witness room and jury room. Alive
Analysis: This bill clarifies that courtrooms do not include the hallways, courtroom entrances, courthouse grounds, lobbies, corridors, or other areas within a courthouse which are generally open to the public for the transaction of business outside of an active judicial proceeding and those with an enhanced carry permit may exercise their privilege to bear arms in said areas.
HB 1582
Not Rated
Firearms in medical facilities; restrict concealed carry unless instructor-certified. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1676
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Kathy Whitten Huling of Itawamba County. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1692
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Anthony Leroy Wallace of Harrison County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1693
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Shannon B. Oatis of Harrison County. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1713
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Dexter Lee Foster of Lee County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1722
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Jimmie Joseph Webb, Jr., of Harrison County. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1725
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Miko Butler of Pike County. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1728
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Christopher Mathis of Tippah County. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1729
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Billy Gene Barnes of Tippah County. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1746
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Donna Kaye Taylor of Panola County. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1747
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Phillip L. Sterling of Lincoln County. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1748
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Stanley Love of Tunica County. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1749
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Dorothy Jones of Amite County. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1751
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Charles Frank Holloway, Jr. of Copiah County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1752
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to Patrick J. Fick. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2014
Good Policy
Domestic abuse; allow protection of pets in a protection order. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows for inside pets, cats and dogs, to be protected by a domestic abuse protection order. The bill clarifies that the pet may be taken by the person seeking the protection order.
SB 2232
Not Rated
Motorcycles and bicycles; allow to proceed through red light if green light is not triggered. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2305
Good Policy
Human trafficking; increase certain penalties. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to clarify and change the laws in regards to human trafficking and involuntary servitude. It significantly increases the penalties from 5 to 30 of years of prison to 20 years to life in prison for forced labor or sex trafficking of a minor.
SB 2328
Bad Policy
Forensic Mental Health Act of 2019; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill provides for people who have been charged with a felony and have been judged to be mentally incompetent to be civilly committed to a mental hospital. If and when they are released, their alleged victims or a family member are to be notified. Everyone should be equal before the law.
SB 2420
Not Rated
Indecent assault; create the crime of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2445
Good Policy
Pay and Trade with Confidence and Electronic Device Tampering Act; create. Alive
Analysis: It is unlawful for a person to possess a scanning device or reencoder without the permission of the cardholder of the credit card from which the information is being scanned or reencoded with the intent to defraud the cardholder, the issuer or a merchant.
SB 2470
Bad Policy
Forgery; revise penalty for. Alive
Analysis: This bill removes gold and silver from being protected from forgery in 97-21-13;15;17 by replacing them with the word, "currency." Code Section 97-21-23 already covers any promissory note, bill of exchange, draft, check, certificate of deposit, or other evidence of debt issued by any bank under the laws of the state, the USA, or foreign state. "Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose." -John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace, Chapter VI pg 236, 1919.
SB 2525
Good Policy
Advocate confidentiality law; protect certain information held by rape crisis and domestic violence programs. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows for advocates, people with training to help victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual abuse, to keep victims information confidential for their well being.
SB 2532
Good Policy
Sex offenders; employers must notify parent or guardian of certain minors who come in contact with registered employee. Alive
Analysis: This bill mandates that employers with employees with sex offenses who have direct, private and unsupervised contact with minors under the age of eighteen years must notify the parents.
SB 2706
Not Rated
Suffrage restored to James Gregory Banana of Clay County, Mississippi. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2752
Not Rated
Voyeurism; prescribe criminal penalties for conviction. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2754
Bad Policy
Critical infrastructure; define crimes of impeding and trespassing against. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to change the law regarding trespassing by creating code 97-25-59. It inserts the government where private individuals and institutions could reasonably work together. Trespassing on others property is already a crime. While this law could lead to abuse, Section 1(4)(b) states that nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit lawful commercial or recreational activities conducted in the open or unconfined areas around a pipeline, including, but not limited to, fishing, hunting, boating and birdwatching. However, Section 1(b)(xv) leaves questions as to how one may be additionally fined for allegedly trespassing when on reservoirs, with the Ross Barnett Reservoir in mind.
SB 2957
Suffrage restored to Amanda Hamblin of Clay County, Mississippi. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2997
Neutral
Suffrage; restore to James Maurice Mallett of Hinds County, Mississippi. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed