Military Affairs

2019 Regular Session

Military Affairs

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 4
Good Policy
Veterans; establish a permissive preference in private employment for certain veterans. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows business owners to practice preferential discrimination when hiring veterans. When consumers decide which businesses will succeed or fail, the resulting profit motive will greatly reduce discrimination unrelated to job performance and reward those who put the interest of their customers first.
HB 751
Good Policy
Commercial Driver's License Act; exclude certain equipment operated by Mississippi Military Department from definition of 'commercial motor vehicle.' Alive
Analysis: This bill removes the licensing requirement for any military and commercial equipment owned or operated by the Mississippi Military Department and operated by employees of the same.
HB 932
Not Rated
Honor and Remember Flag; designate as state symbol honoring military members who lost their lives while serving. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1136
Good Policy
Administrative leave; authorize for state employees who are members of MS National Guard or reserves and perform emergency/disaster relief duties. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows for state employees to use administrative leave with pay when called up to serve in the National Guard or Reserves.
HB 1302
Good Policy
Veterans; provide for the disposition of unclaimed cremated remains of certain veterans. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows people who have possessed the unclaimed cremated remains of a veteran for a year to give information on the deceased to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or a veterans service organization for burial in a veterans cemetery.
HB 1309
Good Policy
Summary Courts-martial; decision to grant a trial is reserved to the special or general courts-martial convening authority. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1310
Not Rated
Mississippi Code of Military Justice; expand the scope of persons who may be tried or punished under. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1311
Neutral
Mississippi Code of Military Justice; increase certain fines provided for commanding officer's nonjudicial punishment. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1507
Good Policy
Occupational licensing boards; revise procedures for issuing a license to military spouses. Dead
Analysis: This bill decreases the scope of government by allowing an occupational licensing board to establish exemptions for military spouses to reduce the fees normally required. While this is a step in the right directions, the state should seek to decrease these regulations on everyone, equally, whenever possible.
SB 2452
Good Policy
Occupational licensing boards; require prompt licensure for certain military spouse applicants. Alive
Analysis: This bill relaxes regulations for military spouses seeking a license to work in the state. While this is a step in the right directions, the state should seek to decrease these regulations on everyone, equally, whenever possible.
SB 2679
Good Policy
Mississippi Code of Military Justice; increase certain fines provided for commanding officer's nonjudicial punishment. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2680
Good Policy
Summary courts-martial; decision to grant a trial is reserved to the special or general court-martial convening authority. Alive
Analysis: This bill conforms to the UCMJ updated on Jan 1, 2019.
SB 2698
Good Policy
Veterans; create the Mississippi Veterans Honor Medal Program. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2700
Good Policy
Commercial Driver's License Act; exclude certain equipment operated by Mississippi Military Department. Dead
Analysis: This bill removes the licensing requirement for any military and commercial equipment owned or operated by the Mississippi Military Department and operated by employees of the same.
SB 2723
Good Policy
State Veterans Affairs Board; authorize to provide service to state veterans homes. Alive
Analysis:
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 2863
Neutral
State employment; revise definition of the term 'disabled veteran' as used for veterans preference. Alive
Analysis: This bill clarifies that state hiring preference for disabled veterans over other veterans will only be applicable if the veteran has 30% disability rating or a Purple Heart. Previously, it was any percentage of disability rating. All veterans are shown preference for hiring currently.
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed