Tourism

2019 Regular Session

Tourism

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 71
Bad Policy
Motion Picture Incentive Act; extend authority of Department of Revenue to approve applications for certain rebates under. Dead
Analysis: Film incentives have shown a terrible return-on-investment for taxpayers in Mississippi, and across the country. Motion picture incentives should not be extended.
HB 363
Not Rated
Holy Bible; designate as the official state book of Mississippi. Dead
Analysis:
HB 565
Not Rated
'Meet My Mississippi'; designate as official state poem of Mississippi. Dead
Analysis:
HB 589
Not Rated
State song; designate as 'Mississippi Beautiful.' Dead
Analysis:
HB 810
Not Rated
Blue; designate as the official state color. Dead
Analysis:
HB 903
Not Rated
Song; designate 'Mississippi Beautiful' as a song for Mississippi, which may be sung by all Mississippians. Dead
Analysis:
HB 922
Not Rated
State song; designate 'Mississippi Song' as official. Dead
Analysis:
HB 923
Not Rated
Official state song; designate 'Queen of the South' as second. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1231
Not Rated
Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive Act; revise certain provisions. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2193
Bad Policy
Tourism; create advisory board and divert percentage of restaurant and hotel sales tax revenue for advertising. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to gradually redistribute the share of sales taxes that tourists and locals must already pay to eat in restaurants, to the Mississippi Development Authority Tourism Advertising Fund. The taxes are meant to attract tourists. The state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government.
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed