Transportation

2019 Regular Session

Transportation

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 51
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; exempt certain vehicles. Dead
Analysis:
HB 109
Not Rated
Radar detectors for sheriffs' departments; allow each county board of supervisors to determine implementation of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 135
Not Rated
Window tint; increase inspection fee and use a portion for Trooper training expenses. Dead
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HB 147
Not Rated
Headlights; require to be used whenever windshield wipers necessitated. Dead
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HB 154
Not Rated
Local system Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Fund; authorize expenditures for certain purposes in Greene County. Dead
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HB 156
Not Rated
Counties; clarify jurisdiction over roads originally constructed as a state highway. Dead
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HB 157
Not Rated
Trucks; remove the requirement that visibility must be bad from the requirement to reduce speed during inclement weather. Dead
Analysis:
HB 213
Not Rated
Radar; authorize sheriff and deputies to use on county roads to enforce speed limits. Dead
Analysis:
HB 275
Not Rated
Traffic signal lights; direct MDOT to install and operate at certain intersection in DeSoto County. 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 403
Not Rated
Driver's license; revise requirements and create certificate for driving. Dead
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HB 429
Not Rated
Motor vehicle license plates; allow reuse from one vehicle to another vehicle under certain conditions. Dead
Analysis:
HB 495
Not Rated
Fuel taxes; allocate a portion to the City of Jackson to defray costs incurred as a result of being the seat of state government. Dead
Analysis:
HB 498
Not Rated
Railroad crossings; require MDOT to review all passive crossings to determine if any are particularly dangerous. Dead
Analysis:
HB 535
Good Policy
MDOT; authorize to sell certain state-owned real property in Neshoba County, Mississippi. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes MDOT to sell certain land assets in Neshoba County. This decreases costs on maintaining the land and decreases the burden on tax payers.
HB 580
Neutral
Mississippi Transportation Commission; authorize to require its contractors to provide work zone safety operations. Alive
Analysis: This bill requires MS Transportation Commission contractors to provide for law enforcement safety operations in work zones that the commission determines are on high-volume roadways. It also adds additional penalties for causing bodily or property damage in work zones. The State should seek to minimize regulations, not add additional penalties to actions which are already illegal.
HB 586
Not Rated
Excise tax on gasoline and diesel fuel; revise rate. Dead
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HB 604
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; repeal laws authorizing. Dead
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HB 618
Not Rated
Driver's license; require driver education and safety program completion by students under 18 years of age. Dead
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HB 632
Not Rated
Transportation; transfer law enforcement duties of Motor Carrier Division of MDPS to MDOT. Dead
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HB 633
Not Rated
Motor vehicle; remove prohibition on leaving unattended without first stopping the engine and removing the key. Dead
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HB 639
Not Rated
Automatic voter registration; authorize for those who apply for the issuance, renewal or change of address of driver's license. Dead
Analysis:
HB 667
Not Rated
Commercial driver's license; delete provisions for persons suffering from diabetes. Dead
Analysis:
HB 677
Neutral
School bus overtaking; provide that all may report. Alive
Analysis: This bill allows for anyone who sees someone passing a stopped school bus to report the incident.
HB 699
Not Rated
Radar; authorize sheriff and deputy sheriffs to use on county roads to enforce speed limits. Dead
Analysis:
HB 701
Neutral
Commissioner George Landon Phillips; rename Highway Patrol Troop K command center located in Biloxi, MS in honor of. Alive
Analysis:
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
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HB 726
Neutral
Glade Memorial Highway; designate certain segment of MS Hwy 15 in Jones County as. Alive
Analysis:
HB 754
Good Policy
Excess weight permits; authorize vehicles hauling bulk feed, wood pellets to apply for harvest permit and extend repealer. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to extend a fee on permits to hauling heavy loads of bulk feed. While taxes are necessary for roads, the state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government and issue permits without fees if possible.
HB 772
Not Rated
Counties, roads; authorize to expend county general fund monies for road and bridge construction under certain conditions. Dead
Analysis:
HB 779
Good Policy
Transportation funds; revise provisions regarding. Alive
Analysis: The board of supervisors may, in its discretion, use any funds heretofore or hereafter raised by bond issue or otherwise for working, constructing, reconstructing, maintaining and improving the public roads and for building bridges as herein provided. Except for contracts that receive funding from the Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund or 2018 Transportation and Infrastructure Improvement Fund, no contract provided above shall be awarded that shall extend beyond 30 days from the termination and end of the term of office of the members of the boards of supervisors awarding same.
HB 796
Not Rated
Driver's license; expand eligibility for 'Vet' designation to any person honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces, including reserves. Dead
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HB 797
Not Rated
Motor vehicles; provide certain exceptions for title and/or registration upon selling. Dead
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HB 826
Not Rated
Window tint laws; delete population threshold on which municipal law enforcement shall enforce. Dead
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HB 832
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; repeal sections of law authorizing. 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 882
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; repeal sections of law authorizing. 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 892
Not Rated
Highway 315; reconstruct a portion of. Dead
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HB 907
Not Rated
Hybrid vehicle tax; repeal law authorizing. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1101
Neutral
Highway 98; designate segment in Greene County as 'Maj. Ed 'Too Tall' Freeman Memorial Highway. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1105
Not Rated
Window tint laws; delete population threshold on which municipal law enforcement shall enforce. 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
Analysis:
HB 1108
Neutral
Deputy Donald William Durr Memorial Highway; designate segment of U.S. Highway 51 in Lincoln County as. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1122
Good Policy
Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program; revise definition of deficient bridge. Dead
Analysis: This bill clarifies the definition of a deficient bridge with the goal of focusing on the bridges in most need of repair.
HB 1146
Not Rated
Driver's license; require driver education and safety program completion by students under 18 years of age. 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 1223
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 1227
Not Rated
Standup electric scooters; authorize local governing authorities to regulate. Dead
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HB 1303
Not Rated
School bus; increase penalties for unlawfully overtaking. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1329
Good Policy
Vehicle loads; allow certain front and rear projecting to extend as allowable under federal law. Alive
Analysis: This bill relaxes State regulations on loads that project from the rear of a vehicle by conforming with more liberal Federal regulations.
HB 1363
Neutral
Mississippi Railroad Improvements Fund; revise to provide that grants are for short line railroads. Dead
Analysis: This bill originally limited tax grants from the MDA to shortline railroads. The amended bill streamlines how taxpayers fund shortline railroads. The state should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on businesses, not subsidize businesses at taxpayers expense.
HB 1407
Not Rated
Driver's license; direct Commission of Public Safety to develop and implement electronic format option. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1449
Neutral
Roads and bridges; bring forward section of law providing for methods of constructing, reconstructing and maintaining. Dead
Analysis: This bill states that no contract from the board of supervisors of a county shall extend 30 days after after a board member who made the contract leaves except for contracts that receive funding from the Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund or 2018 Transportation and Infrastructure Improvement Fund.
HB 1452
Not Rated
Radar; delete population threshold for municipal law enforcement to use on public streets of municipality. Dead
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HB 1453
Not Rated
Highways; require four-laning of portions of US Highway 61 in Claiborne County. Dead
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HB 1455
Not Rated
Window tint laws; delete population threshold on which municipal law enforcement shall enforce. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1474
Good Policy
James Plemon 'J.P.' Coleman Memorial Highway; designate segment of MS Hwy 759 in City of Ackerman as. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1483
Not Rated
Timber bridges; require use of for new construction and replacement on certain county and secondary roads. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1485
Not Rated
Department of Public Safety; require to provide Legislature with plan to implement recommendations of DUI Information-Exchange Improvement Advisory Committee. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1535
Bad Policy
Window tint; remove medical exemption and delete population threshold for law enforcement. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2062
Bad Policy
Headlights; require use of when windshield wipers necessary. Dead
Analysis: The state should seek to streamline regulations not overwhelm law enforcement with micromanagement.
SB 2232
Not Rated
Motorcycles and bicycles; allow to proceed through red light if green light is not triggered. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2383
Bad Policy
Outermost left lane of a multilane roadway; prohibit continuous travel by a motor vehicle. Dead
Analysis: The state should seek to streamline regulations not overwhelm law enforcement with micromanagement.
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 2790
Not Rated
MS Transportation Commission; authorize to require its contractors to provide work zone safety operations. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2898
Neutral
Memorial highways; designate various segments of highways as. Alive
Analysis: This bill will require additional taxes to rename and post markers on a memorial highway or will result in taxes not otherwise being lowered.
SB 2900
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate portion of Highway 16 in Neshoba County for Carson W. Bounds. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed