Ways and Means

2019 Regular Session

Ways and Means

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 19
Not Rated
Bond counsel; require certain to be selected through competitive request for proposals process. Dead
Analysis:
HB 23
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with removal and demolition of certain dilapidated and blighted properties. Dead
Analysis: This bill raises the tax burden on the state taxpayer by creating bonds to fund the removal of blighted buildings in Jackson.
HB 27
Bad Policy
Firearms; impose fee on retail sales of. Dead
Analysis: This bill imposes a tax on the retail sale of firearm purchases and provides for a backdoor to license gun ownership in Mississippi.
HB 35
Not Rated
Insurance premium tax; rebate to counties a portion of revenue generated from homeowners insurance policies. Dead
Analysis:
HB 36
Neutral
Sales tax; exempt retail sales of school supplies during the first weekend in August. Dead
Analysis: This bill decreases the tax burden on parents looking to buy school supplies. That is a good but our focus should be on comprehensive tax reform rather than sales tax holidays.
HB 37
Not Rated
Public School Donation Tax Deduction and Dedicated Use Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 38
Not Rated
Disabled veteran motor vehicle license tag; increase number that may be issued to a disabled veteran. Dead
Analysis:
HB 39
Good Policy
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; revise persons eligible to be issued the gold Star license tag. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to honor the family of fallen soldiers by allowing them to purchase special gold star tags in remembrance of their loved ones and our veterans.
HB 43
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for establishing Business Impact Center at Alcorn State University site in Mound Bayou. Dead
Analysis:
HB 48
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Mound Bayou with improvements to city pool. Dead
Analysis:
HB 50
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist West Bolivar Consolidated School District with improvements to certain schools. Dead
Analysis:
HB 51
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; exempt certain vehicles. Dead
Analysis:
HB 53
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize credit for certain child care expenses, child care centers and child care teachers and directors. Dead
Analysis:
HB 54
Not Rated
Income and sales tax; job tax credit for supermarkets in economically distressed communities, sales tax exemption for materials. Dead
Analysis:
HB 60
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for improvements to Jackson Zoo. Dead
Analysis: This bill raises the tax burden on the state taxpayer by creating bonds for the Jackson Zoo.
HB 62
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds to assist JSU with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program. Dead
Analysis:
HB 67
Not Rated
Sales tax; phase out on sales of certain food and increase diversion to municipalities. Dead
Analysis:
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 79
Not Rated
Sales tax; create diversion to counties. Dead
Analysis:
HB 80
Not Rated
Homestead exemption; revise certain provisions regarding filing application for. Dead
Analysis:
HB 82
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds to assist Hinds County in construction of the Byram-Clinton Parkway project. Dead
Analysis:
HB 102
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds to school districts for vocational education improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 107
Not Rated
Mineral interests; owner of nonproducing interest held separately from surface estate will be liable for portion of ad valorem taxes on land. Dead
Analysis:
HB 111
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for taxpayers that employ persons convicted of certain nonviolent offenses. Dead
Analysis:
HB 126
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for improvements at state parks. Dead
Analysis:
HB 127
Neutral
Sales tax; exempt retail sales of school supplies during the first weekend in August. Dead
Analysis: This bill decreases the tax burden on parents looking to buy school supplies. That is a good but our focus should be on comprehensive tax reform rather than sales tax holidays.
HB 132
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for community and junior colleges capital improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 134
Not Rated
Income tax; allow a credit to grocers for part of cost of purchasing locally grown or produced agricultural products. Dead
Analysis:
HB 135
Not Rated
Window tint; increase inspection fee and use a portion for Trooper training expenses. Dead
Analysis:
HB 143
Not Rated
Hotel renovation projects sales tax incentive; authorize for certain projects. Dead
Analysis:
HB 149
Not Rated
Law Enforcement Officer Bulletproof Vest Grant Fund; create and issue bonds to fund. Dead
Analysis:
HB 151
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Forrest County with construction of a new replacement East Hardy Street bridge over the Leaf River. Dead
Analysis:
HB 155
Bad Policy
Special sales tax; authorize imposition of 1% or 2% for capital projects and/or tourism for municipalities after passage of referendum. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases the tax burden on the consumer.
HB 159
Not Rated
Corporate corridor development zones; authorize designation of and certain tax incentives for qualified businesses. Dead
Analysis:
HB 166
Not Rated
Ad valorem taxes; allow local contribution to follow students who transfer to another school district. Dead
Analysis:
HB 167
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; provide partial exemption for certain business personal property. Dead
Analysis:
HB 168
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt certain business personal property from. Dead
Analysis:
HB 169
Not Rated
Ad valorem taxes; remove school board's authority to increase more than 2% without referendum approval. Dead
Analysis:
HB 175
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Delta Blues Museum with installation of permanent exhibits. Dead
Analysis:
HB 180
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize counties and municipalities to collect certain debts by setoff against a debtor's income tax refund. Dead
Analysis:
HB 181
Not Rated
Livable Homes Tax Credit Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 182
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for certain small businesses that create new jobs. Dead
Analysis:
HB 183
Neutral
Sales tax; exempt retail sales of certain electronic devices and school supplies during the last weekend in July. Dead
Analysis: This bill decreases the tax burden on parents looking to buy school supplies. That is a good but our focus should be on comprehensive tax reform rather than sales tax holidays.
HB 199
Not Rated
Economically Distressed Municipalities Development Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 204
Neutral
Sales tax; exempt retail sales of school supplies during the last weekend in July. Dead
Analysis: This bill decreases the tax burden on parents looking to buy school supplies. That is a good but our focus should be on comprehensive tax reform rather than sales tax holidays.
HB 207
Not Rated
Housing Loan Assistance Pilot Program; create and authorize bonds to provide funds for. Dead
Analysis:
HB 212
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with improvements to Laurel Street Park and Medgar Evers Community Center and Park. Dead
Analysis:
HB 217
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; remove the provision that prescribes the manner in which affordable rental housing must be appraised. Dead
Analysis:
HB 222
Good Policy
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance of Iraq veteran tag to recipients of the Inherent Resolve Campaign Metal. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to honor veterans who have served in Iraq or Syria since 2014 by allowing them to use a special Inherent Resolve Campaign tags in honor of their service.
HB 224
Not Rated
Mississippi Affordable Housing Trust Fund; create to assist in the development, rehabilitation and preservation of affordable housing. Dead
Analysis:
HB 236
Not Rated
Sales tax; increase diversion to municipalities. Dead
Analysis:
HB 243
Not Rated
Legislative Public Project Grant Program; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 249
Not Rated
Community and Police Safety Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 254
Not Rated
Bonds; create rural counties and municipalities cellular and broadband grant program and authorize issuance of bonds. Dead
Analysis:
HB 255
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize credit for certain child care expenses, child care centers and child care center teachers and directors. Dead
Analysis:
HB 259
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Tchula with road improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 263
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; reimburse City of Jackson for tax loss that results from state ownership of property. Dead
Analysis:
HB 264
Not Rated
Income tax; revise provisions regarding net income of nonresidents, certain definitions and certain business deductions. Dead
Analysis:
HB 265
Not Rated
Manufactured and mobile homes; require certain notice to tax collector when relocated from another county. Dead
Analysis:
HB 274
Not Rated
Income tax; partially exclude active duty military compensation received by certain residents and nonresidents. Dead
Analysis:
HB 282
Not Rated
Smart State Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 285
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. Dead
Analysis:
HB 287
Not Rated
Rural Fire Truck Acquisition Assistance Program; authorize an additional round for counties and municipalities. Dead
Analysis:
HB 288
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce rate on retail sales of motorcycles. Dead
Analysis:
HB 291
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with improvements to Belhaven Park and Grove Park. Dead
Analysis:
HB 292
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize for capital improvements at Alcorn State University, Jackson State University and Mississippi Valley State University. Dead
Analysis:
HB 294
Not Rated
Housing Repair Grant Fund; authorize issuance of bonds to provide funds for grants to low income individuals for home repair. Dead
Analysis:
HB 301
Not Rated
Income tax; exclude overtime compensation from gross income. Dead
Analysis:
HB 305
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for public school capital improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 312
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Holmes County with improvements to county roads and buildings. Dead
Analysis:
HB 320
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Yazoo County with renovation of county courthouse. Dead
Analysis:
HB 364
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt certain sales of tangible personal property to volunteer fire departments for use solely in department purposes. Dead
Analysis:
HB 368
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for improvements to the Jackson Zoo and Livingston Park. Dead
Analysis:
HB 374
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt certain business personal property from. Dead
Analysis:
HB 377
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for taxpayers who serve as volunteer firefighters. Dead
Analysis:
HB 388
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt retail sales of school supplies during the last weekend in July. Dead
Analysis:
HB 399
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for cost of new alternative fueling infrastructure. Dead
Analysis:
HB 401
Not Rated
'Small Town Teacher Tax Credit Act'; create to authorize an income tax credit to certain licensed teachers. Dead
Analysis:
HB 410
Not Rated
Fuel tax; authorize certain municipalities to impose after an election to be used for road and bridge repair/maintenance. Dead
Analysis:
HB 418
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'hotel' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. Dead
Analysis:
HB 424
Not Rated
Municipal Crime Prevention Fund; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 425
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to Old Whitfield Road in Rankin County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 426
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize to renovate portion of the Metrocenter Mall to house the Hinds Community College Workforce Development Training Center. Dead
Analysis:
HB 428
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Hinds County with development of regional wastewater treatment center. Dead
Analysis:
HB 429
Not Rated
Motor vehicle license plates; allow reuse from one vehicle to another vehicle under certain conditions. Dead
Analysis:
HB 430
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt certain sales of tangible personal property and services to churches. Dead
Analysis:
HB 434
Not Rated
Local Taxation and Tax Extension Authority Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 441
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Sunflower County in researching wind energy as a viable source of power for the county. Dead
Analysis:
HB 449
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for repair and renovation of Rose E. McCoy Auditorium at Jackson State University. Dead
Analysis:
HB 458
Not Rated
Sales tax; create diversion to counties. Dead
Analysis:
HB 459
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; exempt certain vehicles owned by disabled veterans. Dead
Analysis:
HB 461
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Cleveland School District with construction of a new school. Dead
Analysis:
HB 462
Not Rated
Bonds; create a rural counties and municipalities emergency infrastructure loan program and authorize issuance of bonds. Dead
Analysis:
HB 463
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the City of Shelby with improvements to downtown walking track. Dead
Analysis:
HB 464
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the North Bolivar Consolidated School District with making improvements to schools. Dead
Analysis:
HB 472
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise exemption that counties may grant on motor vehicles owned by volunteer firefighters. Dead
Analysis:
HB 473
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of the Rotary Club of Central Hancock County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 474
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at Hawkins Field Airport and Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. Dead
Analysis:
HB 475
Not Rated
Hybrid vehicle tax; repeal section of law authorizing. Dead
Analysis:
HB 492
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of building for School of Public Health at Jackson State University. 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 497
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for certain small businesses that create new jobs. Dead
Analysis:
HB 500
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt certain retail sales of locally grown or produced agricultural products. Dead
Analysis:
HB 503
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Corinth-Alcorn County Recreation Commission with construction of a splash pad. Dead
Analysis:
HB 504
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for costs incurred for storm shelter/safe room for primary residence. Dead
Analysis:
HB 506
Not Rated
Special local improvement assessment districts; authorize municipalities to create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 511
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise assessment rate for motor vehicles. Dead
Analysis:
HB 521
Not Rated
Delinquent county garbage fees; provide nonrenewal of driver's licenses for nonpayment. Dead
Analysis:
HB 525
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at campground at Lake Lamar Bruce in Lee County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 526
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist with installation of outdoor emergency warning systems at Wheeler Attendance Center in Prentiss County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 532
Not Rated
Mineral interest; revise procedure for payment of taxes. Dead
Analysis:
HB 537
Not Rated
Income tax; allow a credit to grocers for part of cost of purchasing locally grown or produced agricultural products. Dead
Analysis:
HB 548
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Community Open Arms Transformation with repair and renovation of building. Dead
Analysis:
HB 551
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist with maintenance of the Mississippi Telecommunication Conference and Training Center. Dead
Analysis:
HB 552
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson in making repairs and improvements to water and sewer systems. Dead
Analysis:
HB 586
Not Rated
Excise tax on gasoline and diesel fuel; revise rate. Dead
Analysis:
HB 587
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt retail sales of certain food for human consumption and increase state sales tax rate. Dead
Analysis:
HB 588
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce/eliminate certain exemptions. Dead
Analysis:
HB 594
Not Rated
Local governments capital improvements revolving loan program; include municipal natural gas facilities. Dead
Analysis:
HB 597
Not Rated
Sales tax; divert an additional amount to municipalities to be used to fund infrastructure projects. Dead
Analysis:
HB 600
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for sewer system infrastructure improvements in Quitman County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 601
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Friars Point in constructing a community center. Dead
Analysis:
HB 604
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; repeal laws authorizing. Dead
Analysis:
HB 606
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; authorize DOR to promulgate rules allowing certain permit holders to purchase from manufacturers and distributors. Dead
Analysis:
HB 608
Not Rated
Local Governments MSWIN Infrastructure and Equipment Revolving Loan Program; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 609
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce rate on retail sales of motorcycles. Dead
Analysis:
HB 615
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce rate on retail sales of motorcycles. Dead
Analysis:
HB 634
Not Rated
Tax Credit Scholarship Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 640
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of the Belhaven Historic District. Dead
Analysis:
HB 642
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for the Mississippi Watershed Repair and Rehabilitation Cost-Share Program. Dead
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt.
HB 647
Not Rated
Airport Authorities Law; revise definition of airport to exclude buffer areas and areas for airport compatible development. Dead
Analysis:
HB 660
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance of tag with the words 'Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo.' Dead
Analysis:
HB 669
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Scenic Rivers Development Alliance with acquisition and development of land in Franklin County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 670
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; increase maximum number of package retailer's permits a person may own. Dead
Analysis:
HB 693
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of the Mississippi Faculty Association of Community and Junior Colleges. Dead
Analysis:
HB 694
Good Policy
Income tax; extend repealer on tax credit for certain charges for using certain port and airport facilities. Alive
Analysis: This bill extends a tax credit to promote the increased use of ports and related facilities in this state, particularly by those taxpayers which would not otherwise use such ports and related facilities without the benefit of such tax credit.
HB 695
Good Policy
Income tax; extend repealer on credit for certain costs paid by a company in relocating national or regional headquarters to this state. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to extend a tax credit on businesses which choose to move their headquarters to the state. The state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government.
HB 697
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; exempt certain vehicles owned by disabled veterans. Dead
Analysis:
HB 703
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Charleston with infrastructure improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 705
Not Rated
Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive Act; extend authority of Department of Revenue to approve applications for certain rebates under. Dead
Analysis:
HB 708
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverages; allow direct sales and shipments of wine to be made to residents in this state. Dead
Analysis: This bill relaxes regulations by allowing holders of a direct wine shippers permit to ship wine directly to residents of the State. This should decrease costs for consumers.
HB 713
Bad Policy
Local Government Capital Improvements Revolving Loan Fund; extend repealer on MDA authority to use certain funds for expenses. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to divert taxes from the Local Government Capital Improvements Revolving Loan Fund to the Mississippi Development Authority for general support. The state should prioritize existing tax dollars for infrastructure projects and reduce the debt.
HB 715
Good Policy
Harvest permits; extend repealer on authority of MDOT to issue. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to extend a fee on permits for hauling heavy loads for agricultural related products. 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 716
Not Rated
Mississippi Center for Legal Services Corporation Fund; create and provide for a new fee to be deposited into. Dead
Analysis:
HB 721
Not Rated
MS Center for Legal Services; require fifteen dollars collected from criminal and civil actions to be remitted to. Dead
Analysis:
HB 727
Not Rated
Sales tax; divert a portion of revenue to counties in which certain tax increment financing districts are located. Dead
Analysis:
HB 728
Bad Policy
Capitol Complex Improvement District; increase amount of short-term debt that DFA may incur to implement and administer projects. Dead
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars for funding and reduce the debt burden.
HB 733
Not Rated
Income tax refund; provide check off on individual form to allow contribution to State General Fund. Dead
Analysis:
HB 735
Not Rated
Civil Legal Assistance Fund; specify funding to from certain sources. Dead
Analysis:
HB 736
Not Rated
Civil Legal Assistance Fund; provide for an assessment to be used for. Dead
Analysis:
HB 742
Not Rated
Tobacco products; revise minimum age required to purchase. Dead
Analysis:
HB 749
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of Starkville High School. Dead
Analysis:
HB 756
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with improvements to Eubanks Creek. Dead
Analysis:
HB 759
Not Rated
Alcohol; revise certain provisions regarding authority of Department of Revenue to dispose of seized alcohol. Dead
Analysis:
HB 760
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise penalties for sale to minors. Dead
Analysis:
HB 762
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise penalties for sale to visibly intoxicated or certain other persons. Dead
Analysis:
HB 769
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce rate on retail sales of certain motorcycles. Dead
Analysis:
HB 776
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions regarding when an application for change of property assessment may be made. Dead
Analysis:
HB 778
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt retail sales of school supplies during the last weekend in July. Dead
Analysis:
HB 782
Not Rated
Local privilege taxes; eliminate. Dead
Analysis:
HB 788
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a deduction for state income taxes paid. Dead
Analysis:
HB 795
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Pascagoula with infrastructure improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 808
Good Policy
Income tax; extend repealer on tax credit for new cut and sew jobs in upholstered furniture manufacturing industry. Alive
Analysis: This bill extends a tax credit for enterprises that own or operate upholstered household furniture manufacturing facilities. This is a tacit admission that taxes are too high for business growth. The state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government.
HB 814
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions relating to assessment of property of public service corporations. Dead
Analysis:
HB 816
Good Policy
Mississippi Educational Talent Recruitment Act; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to reduce the tax burden on recent college graduates. The state should always seek to lower the aggregate tax burden on all individuals.
HB 820
Not Rated
Mississippi Major Economic Impact Authority; revise certain authority concerning loan for certain economic development project. Dead
Analysis:
HB 822
Bad Policy
Professional privilege tax; impose on attorneys who practice in state, are not domiciled in and do not maintain regular place of business. Dead
Analysis: The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
HB 827
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce rate on sales of certain food and revise diversion to municipalities. Dead
Analysis:
HB 828
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt motor homes and trailers. Dead
Analysis:
HB 830
Not Rated
Homestead exemption; revise certain provisions regarding application for. Dead
Analysis:
HB 832
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; repeal sections of law authorizing. Dead
Analysis:
HB 855
Not Rated
Video lottery terminals; authorize lottery board to allow with certain restrictions. Dead
Analysis:
HB 862
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds to assist Canton in the construction of a convention center. Dead
Analysis:
HB 864
Not Rated
Motor vehicle license tags; motor vehicle manufacturers may issue for vehicles leased to employees under an employee incentive plan. Dead
Analysis:
HB 878
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to the Freedom House in Canton. Dead
Analysis:
HB 882
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; repeal sections of law authorizing. Dead
Analysis:
HB 889
Not Rated
Beer and light wine; allow certain cities and towns with a population of 1,000 or more to hold elections to permit the sale of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 894
Not Rated
Conceal firearm permit fees; reduce for certain older persons. Dead
Analysis:
HB 899
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Baldwyn with certain drainage improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 900
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Baldwyn with improvements to natural gas system. Dead
Analysis:
HB 901
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Baldwyn with water system improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 905
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sale of electricity, street lights and security equipment to homeowners' associations for security purposes. Dead
Analysis:
HB 907
Not Rated
Hybrid vehicle tax; repeal law authorizing. Dead
Analysis:
HB 918
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property or services to Natchez Children's Services. Dead
Analysis:
HB 929
Not Rated
Income tax; revise provisions regarding net income of nonresidents, certain definitions and certain business deductions. Dead
Analysis:
HB 934
Good Policy
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property and services to the Junior League of Jackson, Mississippi. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to exempt the sale of tangible personal property or services to the Junior League of Jackson from sales taxes.
HB 935
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for the Small Municipalities and Limited Population Counties Fund. Dead
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt.
HB 942
Not Rated
Department of Revenue; authorize to compromise and settle certain tax liabilities. Dead
Analysis:
HB 943
Good Policy
Department of Revenue; authorize to compromise and settle certain tax liabilities. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows the Commissioner of Revenue to recommend to the Governor that doubtful claims be settled at a lesser rate than the tax rate if the tax has not been paid due to inability. This bill streamlines regulations and makes tax collection more efficient.
HB 958
Bad Policy
Bonds; increase amount that may be issued for certain Department of Marine Resources improvements. Dead
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt.
HB 963
Neutral
Bonds; revise certain provisions regarding sale by political subdivisions and other instrumentalities. Dead
Analysis: This bill streamlines regulations regarding the sale of state bonds by allowing for bids to be submitted electronically.
HB 969
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Scenic Rivers Development Alliance with certain projects in Amite, Franklin, Walthall and Wilkinson Counties. Dead
Analysis:
HB 970
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of Camp Pioneer, Inc. Dead
Analysis:
HB 972
Not Rated
Municipal annexation; restrict collection of ad valorem taxes until services are provided. Dead
Analysis:
HB 973
Not Rated
Bonds; mandate election on issue of county or municipal bonds. Dead
Analysis:
HB 975
Not Rated
Homestead exemption; increase for persons 65 years of age or older or totally disabled. Dead
Analysis:
HB 983
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at the state-owned shipyard in Jackson County. Alive
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars for funding and reduce the debt burden.
HB 987
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; authorize partial exemption for agricultural land that is converted to a residential use. Dead
Analysis:
HB 989
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce rate on retail sales of motorcycles. Dead
Analysis:
HB 991
Bad Policy
Income tax; authorize counties and municipalities to collect certain debts by setoff against a debtor's income tax refund. Alive
Analysis: This could have a number of unintended consequences that lead to abuse of government power. The state should lower taxes.
HB 1010
Not Rated
Nonviolent felons; authorize expungement and tax credits for employers of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1052
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise policy of state regarding prohibition of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1060
Not Rated
Mississippi Public-Private Partnership Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1065
Good Policy
Income tax; authorize a job tax credit for certain water transportation enterprises. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to reduce the tax burden on water transportation enterprises. The state should always seek to lower the aggregate tax burden on all individuals.
HB 1092
Not Rated
Airport Authorities Law; provide that certain airport property is exempt from ad valorem tax only if used for aeronautical purposes. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1099
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1102
Neutral
Tourism; create advisory board and divert percentage of restaurant and hotel sales tax revenue for advertising. Dead
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.
HB 1126
Bad Policy
Mississippi Home Corporation; extend reverter on authority to issue a certain amount of bonds. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to allow the Mississippi Home Corporation to issue bonds to finance home buying and renting. This results in moral hazard by creating an incentive to purchase or rent what would otherwise be unaffordable by increasing housing prices and loans.
HB 1127
Neutral
Fee-in-lieu of ad valorem taxes; revise investments required by qualified business under the MS Health Care Industry Zone Act. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows new businesses which invest a certain amount of capital to pay 1/3 of an ad valorem tax. While a step in the right direction, the state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government. Lower tax rates for new businesses are a tacit admission that current tax rates are cost prohibitive for business formation.
HB 1128
Bad Policy
Mississippi 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 1129
Bad Policy
Variable rate refunding bonds; delete net present value savings to maturity requirement. Dead
Analysis: This bill gives the state the flexibility to borrow more money to pay off existing debt. The state should seek to decrease spending and pay down the state's debt. This undermines the conservative principle of limited government.
HB 1131
Bad Policy
County industrial development authorities, certain; authorize to sell bonds to the United States. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to sell bonds to the taxpayers of the USA. The State should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government and not depend on the financial well being of the taxpayers of the other States.
HB 1132
Bad Policy
Small Business and Grocer Investment Act; extend repealer on. Alive
Analysis: This bill wants to justify public taxes for private use. The state should seek to decrease spending on special projects and pay down the state's debt. When consumers decide which businesses will succeed or fail, the resulting profit motive will greatly reduce bad business practices and reward those who put the interest of their customers first.
HB 1139
Not Rated
Ad valorem taxation; bring forward certain sections of law relating to determination of true value of property and assessments. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1155
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Starkville with drainage improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1156
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce rate on retail sales of certain motorcycles. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1159
Not Rated
Income tax; extend repealer on tax credit for certain charges for using certain port and airport facilities. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1160
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of the Mississippi Center for Medically Fragile Children. Alive
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars for funding and reduce the debt burden.
HB 1161
Good Policy
Mississippi Development Authority; authorize to sell certain property. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1162
Bad Policy
Airport Authorities Law; revise definition of airport and bring forward section of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1163
Not Rated
Qualified equity investment tax credits; extend authority of Mississippi Development Authority to allocate. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1165
Not Rated
Local Governments Capital Improvements Revolving Loan Fund; extend repealer on MDA authority to use certain funds for expenses. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1166
Not Rated
Small Business and Grocer Investment Act; extend repealer on. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1167
Good Policy
Income tax; extend repealer on credit for certain costs paid by a company in relocating national or regional headquarters to this state. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to extend a tax credit on businesses which choose to move their headquarters to the state. This is a tacit admission that taxes are too high for business growth. The state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government.
HB 1171
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise eligibility requirement for volunteer firefighters exemption that counties may grant on vehicles owned by volunteer firefighters. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1181
Not Rated
Mississippi Employer-Assisted Housing Teacher Program; require that it be administered in conjunction with any conforming loan. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1183
Good Policy
Mississippi Development Authority Job Training Grant Fund; repeal and transfer balance to the General Fund. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1197
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of the Marty Wilson Foundation One Gulf One Goal. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1207
Not Rated
Mississippi Veterans Organizations Supplemental Funding Act of 2019; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1208
Good Policy
Income tax; authorize deduction for certain contributions/gifts of items made to members of the Armed forces of the United States. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to create a tax deduction for the cost of shipping care packages to military service members while they are deployed.
HB 1209
Good Policy
Income tax; exclude active duty military compensation received by a resident while stationed out of state. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to exempt military service members from paying the state income tax while deployed overseas.
HB 1228
Not Rated
Mississippi Development Authority; revise reimbursement procedure to allow across funds and administered programs. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1231
Not Rated
Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive Act; revise certain provisions. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1232
Not Rated
Bonds; create small municipalities security cameras and equipment grant program and authorize bonds to provide funds. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1239
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; remove the provision that prescribes the manner in which affordable rental housing must be appraised. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1256
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Progress Community Water Association with water system improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1261
Not Rated
Commission on Marine Resources; increase oyster shell retention fee collected by. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1269
Good Policy
Commission on Marine Resources; establish licensing and fees for vessels used in off-bottom oyster aquaculture. Alive
Analysis: This bill expands oyster harvesting to include off bottom oyster aquaculture with the same fees as currently exist for instate and out of state operators.
HB 1295
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Saltillo with repairs and renovation of community center. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1297
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of Columbus High School. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1307
Neutral
Land sold for nonpayment of ad valorem taxes; sale is voidable at option of owner if chancery clerk fails to send required notice. Alive
Analysis: A senate amendment reads, "No purchaser of land at any tax sale, nor holder of the legal title under him by descent or purchase, shall have any right of action to challenge the validity of the tax sale." Further, "No county or municipal officer shall be liable to any purchaser at a tax sale or any recipient of a tax deed for any error or inadvertent omission by such official during any tax sale."
HB 1315
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; revise distribution of fees for Pearl River Valley Water Supply District supporter tag. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1316
Not Rated
Law Enforcement Officer Bulletproof Vest Grant Fund; create and issue bonds to fund. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1324
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for repair and renovation of facilities and infrastructure at Jackson State University. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1325
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at Hawkins Field Airport in Jackson. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1326
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi, Inc. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1327
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with acquisition of security cameras. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1343
Not Rated
Sales tax; phase out on sales of certain food. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1344
Not Rated
Mississippi Critical Needs School District Tax Credit Act of 2019; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1353
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to certain property in Batesville to house the Concourse Workforce Training Center. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1354
Not Rated
State Employee Loan Program; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1358
Not Rated
Prentiss County Agri-Industrial Port Law; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1364
Not Rated
City of Charleston; authorize a tax on prepared food and drink at restaurants and prepared food at convenience stores to promote tourism. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1376
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise eligibility requirement for volunteer firefighters exemption that counties may grant on vehicles owned by volunteer firefighters. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1427
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for various Mississippi Development Authority Programs. Alive
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt.
HB 1428
Not Rated
Income tax; exclude capital contribution by governmental entity from a corporation's income. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1429
Neutral
Tax exemptions; revise the requirements that a data center must meet to be eligible for. Dead
Analysis: This bill decreases the requirements to be a tax exempt business enterprise for data centers. While a step in the right direction, the state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government, not just for particular institutions.
HB 1430
Neutral
Income tax; authorize a tax credit for contributions to certain endowed funds held by community foundations. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows for those who donate to certain nonprofits to have their income tax reduced. While a step in the right direction, the state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government.
HB 1431
Neutral
Tax exemptions; revise requirements that a business enterprise in the aerospace industry must meet to be eligible for. Alive
Analysis: This bill decreases the requirements to be a tax exempt business enterprise for aerospace industries. While a step in the right direction, the state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government, not just for particular institutions.
HB 1447
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for taxpayers that employ persons convicted of certain felony offenses. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1448
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt certain business personal property from. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1451
Not Rated
Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive Act; extend authority of Department of Revenue to approve applications for certain rebates. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1456
Good Policy
Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions regarding the determination of true value of land used for agricultural purposes. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to lower taxes for timberland and land used for hunting or fishing. While a step in the right direction, the tax code needs to be simplified.
HB 1468
Good Policy
Economic development districts; revise entities to which they may transfer property within industrial parks. Alive
Analysis: This bill allows the MDA to transfer industrial park property to the state military. The military is a legitimate function of the state. However, the military can not function without a strong economy to fund it. Industrial parks should be leased or sold to the military cautiously.
HB 1471
Not Rated
Mississippi Gospel Music Trail; authorize MDA Division of Tourism to establish program and historical markers for. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1486
Not Rated
Alternative nicotine products; regulate and impose a tax. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1496
Not Rated
License plates for disabled individuals; revise various provisions relating to. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1499
Not Rated
Tobacco; increase excise tax on all products except cigarettes. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1500
Not Rated
Cigarettes; increase excise tax on. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1508
Not Rated
Land sold for nonpayment of ad valorem taxes; authorize chancery clerk to maintain certain records electronically. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1512
Not Rated
Land sold for nonpayment of ad valorem taxes; bring forward certain sections of law relating to chancery clerk providing notice to owners and examining records. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1538
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; reauthorize issuance to supporters of Children's Advocacy Centers of Mississippi. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1541
Not Rated
Bonds; create pilot program for grants to certain small municipalities for security cameras and equipment and authorize bonds to provide funds. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1549
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with sidewalk improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1550
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for Capitol Complex Improvement District and City of Jackson projects. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1553
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of coins, gold, silver and other metals. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1556
Not Rated
Income tax; exempt income of certain physicians practicing in critical physician shortage areas. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1557
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Holly Springs with construction of a wellness and aquatics. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1558
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Holly Springs restoration of former Holly Springs Water and Light Plant building. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1563
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of the Center for STEM Education and Advancement. Dead
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars for funding and reduce the debt burden.
HB 1564
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Lauderdale County with improvements at industrial park. Alive
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt.
HB 1566
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Greenville with extension of Colorado Street. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1567
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Holly Springs with improvements to Mississippi Highway 178. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1568
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for the Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund. Alive
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars for funding and reduce the debt burden.
HB 1569
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for repair and renovation of facilities and infrastructure at Jackson State University. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1572
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for capital improvements at the Mississippi State Fire Academy. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1573
Not Rated
Cigarettes; increase excise tax on. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1574
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for certain improvements at LeFleur's Bluff State Park. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1575
Not Rated
Fee-in-lieu of ad valorem taxes; revise investments required by qualified business under the Mississippi Health Care Zone Act. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1576
Good Policy
Sales tax; exempt sales of lottery tickets. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1578
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property to Mississippi's Toughest Kids foundation for construction of Camp Kamassa. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1579
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of a multipurpose building at the Greenville Higher Education Center/Mississippi Delta Community College. Dead
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt.
HB 1580
Not Rated
Department of Defense Contractors; authorize certain incentives for. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1583
Not Rated
Income tax; provide for method of apportioning income for certain medical laboratory service facilities. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1584
Neutral
Historic property income tax credit; increase amount of credits that may be awarded and revise certain other provisions. Dead
Analysis: This bill decreases the amount of taxes that historic property owners have to pay. While a step in the right direction, the state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government.
HB 1586
Not Rated
Income tax; provide a credit for taxpayers who claim a federal earned income tax credit. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1587
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with improvements to Belhaven Heights Park and Jaycee Park. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1588
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Port Gibson with improvements to Grand Gulf Road. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1589
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt motorcycles while in the hands of dealers as merchandise. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1590
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property and services to Mississippi's Toughest Kids Foundation for construction of Camp Kamassa. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1592
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at Mississippi State Fairgrounds and Agriculture and Forestry Museum. Dead
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars for funding and reduce the debt burden.
HB 1593
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Pearl River County with repair and renovation of county courthouse. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1594
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Oxford with improvements at University Avenue/Highway 7 intersection. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1595
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to the Jackson Public School District's Career Development Center. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1596
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Ridgeland with making improvements to School Street. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1597
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Ridgeland with extension of Lake Harbour Drive. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1598
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Ridgeland with extension of Rice Road. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1599
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Hinds County with certain road improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1600
Not Rated
DFA; authorize to incur short-term debt to assist with operation of federal parks/visitors areas affected by federal government shutdown. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1603
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Claiborne, Franklin, Jefferson and Warren Counties with infrastructure improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1606
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Covington County with construction of a service road. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1607
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist in paying costs associated with dredging at Port Bienville in Hancock County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1608
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance improvements to certain state-owned emergency alert transmission towers. Dead
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars for funding and reduce the debt burden.
HB 1609
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of perishable food items to certain charitable organizations. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1612
Bad Policy
Special local improvement assessment districts; authorize municipalities to create. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes the state to tax those living in Home Owners Associations, neighborhoods, or other residential property within a city of 150,000 people or more (Jackson) if 60% agree to be part of a Special Local Improvement Assessment District so that a blighted association can be cleaned up at the tax payers' expense. People are leaving the state because of taxes and regulations.
HB 1613
Good Policy
Children's Promise Act; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to award tax credits to businesses or individuals who donate money to nonprofit organizations for orphans, for foster care, or for children with health problems. The senate amendment lowers the aggregate tax credits from $15,000,000 to $5,000,000. However, the Department of Revenue is supposed to notify those applying for credits that they do not qualify if the credit limit has been reached by others already. The state should seek to reduce taxes on everyone. The repealer is extended to 2021.
HB 1614
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist with dredging at Hancock County Port and Harbor. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1615
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at Buccaneer State Park and dredging at Port Bienville in Hancock County. Dead
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt.
HB 1616
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Neshoba County with making improvements to County Road 832. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1617
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Arts Klassical, Inc., with purchase or lease of building in Jackson. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1668
Neutral
Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions regarding exemptions for new enterprises. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to change how local authorities can exempt new businesses from ad valorem taxes and ratifies fees-in-lieu of taxes that had been granted prior to this bill being enacted. This is a tacit admission that the state drives people away by collecting high taxes.
HB 1669
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Scenic Rivers Development Alliance with certain projects. Dead
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt.
HB 1670
Good Policy
Mississippi Critical Physician Shortage Act of 2019; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to attract newly licensed and qualified physicians to practice in geographical areas of the state in which there exists a critical shortage of physicians. While a step in the right direction, the state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government so that people are attracted to moving to the state.
HB 1672
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Collins with improvements to industrial park. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1673
Not Rated
Income tax; revise certain provisions regarding exclusion from gross income for National Guard compensation. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1674
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for various purposes. Dead
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt.
HB 1675
Not Rated
Cigarettes; increase excise tax on. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1679
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Columbia with water and sewer system improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1680
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Shubuta with improvements to Town Hall building. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1684
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for City of Raymond Police Department building. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1685
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at Hawkins Field Airport in Jackson. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1686
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize credit for certain motion picture production expenditures. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1687
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for repair and renovation of former Southside High School in Heidelberg. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1688
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist National Oak Park Alumni Association with improvements to its Alumni House in Laurel. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1689
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1690
Neutral
Income tax; provide for method of apportioning income for certain freight forwarding businesses. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to change tax law. Taxes and regulations are driving people out of the state. The state should reduce both. "27-7-24.9 For purposes of the income tax imposed by this chapter, a qualified freight forwarder whose business activity is taxable both within and without this state shall allocate and apportion its net business income (income which is includable in the apportionable tax base) to this state in the same manner as that for an airline as prescribed by regulations enacted by the commissioner. For the purposes of this section, the term 'qualified freight forwarder' means a corporation that is an affiliate of an airline and derives more than seventy percent (70%) of its annual freight forwarding service business revenue from the airline."
HB 1694
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at John C. Robinson Mississippi Aviation Museum in Gulfport. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1695
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for repair and renovation of Margaret Martin Performing Art Center in Natchez. Dead
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt.
HB 1696
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Natchez with preservation of Natchez Bluff retaining wall. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1697
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Natchez in constructing a Civil Rights Memorial. Dead
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt.
HB 1699
Neutral
Income tax; provide for method of apportioning income of certain medical laboratory service businesses. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to change tax law. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on healthcare "27-7-24.9. (1) For purposes of the income tax imposed by this chapter, a major medical laboratory service business whose business activity is taxable both within and without this state shall apportion its business income (income which is includable in the apportionable tax base) to this state by multiplying such income by an apportionment percentage determined in accordance with this section."
HB 1700
Bad Policy
Bonds; increase amount authorized for the Hinds County Development Project Loan Fund and allow use for construction of a parking garage. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases the amount authorized for the Hinds County Development Project Loan Fund and allow use for construction of a parking garage.The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt.
HB 1702
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Perry County with certain road and bridge improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1704
Not Rated
Income tax; revise certain provisions to address investment in federally designated qualified opportunity zones. Dead
Analysis:
HC 23
Not Rated
Constitution; amend to reduce assessment ratio for motor vehicles. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2043
Bad Policy
Circuit clerks; increase marriage license fee. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to raise revenue by increasing the cost that citizens must pay to be permitted to marry.
SB 2056
Neutral
Fee-in-lieu of ad valorem taxes; revise investment required by qualified businesses under the MS Health Care Industry Zone Act. Alive
Analysis: This bill allows new businesses which invest a certain amount of capital to pay 1/3 of an ad valorem tax. This undermines the conservative principles of limited government and free enterprise. The state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government. Lower tax rates for new businesses are a tacit admission that current tax rates are cost prohibitive for business formation.
SB 2133
Bad Policy
Department of Employment Security; extend repealer on. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to increase the dependency on the state for financial well being by extending a repealer. The state should reduce taxes and regulations so that the citizens can be self reliant enough to fund employment or charity.
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.
SB 2210
Neutral
Income tax; authorize a tax credit for contributions to certain endowed funds held by community foundations. Alive
Analysis: This bill allows for those who donate to certain nonprofits to have their income tax reduced. While a step in the right direction, the state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government.
SB 2229
Good Policy
Sales tax; exempt transfer of motor vehicle between siblings. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to exempt the transfer of motor vehicles from sales taxes unless one of the brothers is a licensed motor dealer. Currently, other family members are exempted.
SB 2271
Neutral
Tax exemptions; revise the requirements that a data center must meet to be eligible for. Alive
Analysis: This bill decreases the requirements to be a tax exempt business enterprise for data centers. While a step in the right direction, the state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government, not just for particular institutions.
SB 2272
Bad Policy
Mississippi Development Authority; revise reimbursement procedure to allow across funds and administered programs. Alive
Analysis: This bill allows for tax backed debt to finance tax transfers to special businesses because there is not enough taxes available for all the programs that the state administers. The state should seek to reduce the taxes and regulations stifling business growth, not use future taxes to fund special groups.
SB 2282
Bad Policy
Mississippi Ports Improvements Fund; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases the scope of government by creating an investment fund to repair ports and puts it under the authority of the MDA. This could lead to additional taxes to cover the losses in the event of a poor investment.
SB 2425
Bad Policy
Sales taxation; divert portion of revenue to certain counties in which certain tax increment finance projects are located. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to divert sales tax revenue in Jackson county, which has incurred debt to redevelop an economically declining area. It borrows more money at taxpayer's expense, adding to the state's debt. The state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government.
SB 2570
Neutral
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; revise persons eligible to be issued the Gold Star license tag. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases the number of special license plates by allowing a special license plate for those who were killed while serving in the armed forces.
SB 2577
Good Policy
Motor Vehicle Tax and License Synchronization Study Committee; create. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2598
Bad Policy
Qualified equity investment tax credits; extend authority of Mississippi Development Authority to allocate. Alive
Analysis: This bill extends a repealer granting people who invest in government economic projects to have a tax credit. This distorts investment from the free market to where the government decides the economy should grow. The government should cut taxes and regulations to encourage growth.
SB 2599
Good Policy
Mississippi Development Authority Job Training Grant Fund; repeal and transfer balance to the General Fund. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2602
Bad Policy
Mississippi Home Corporation; continue authority to issue a certain amount of bonds. Alive
Analysis: This bill extends a repealer to allow the Mississippi Home Corporation to issue bonds to finance home buying and renting. This results in moral hazard by creating an incentive for consumers purchase or rent what would otherwise be unaffordable by both increasing housing prices and available tax grants and loans.
SB 2603
Bad Policy
Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive Act; payroll and fringes may be included in base investment for certain motion picture companies. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2604
Bad Policy
Variable rate refunding bonds; delete requirement that issuance must result in 2% saving over the bonds being refunded. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to eliminate the savings necessary to justify a variable rate refunding bond used to pay off old bond debts. The state should seek to reduce spending.
SB 2669
Bad Policy
Local Governments Capital Improvements Revolving Loan Fund; extend repeal date on MDA's authority to use for certain expenses. Alive
Analysis: This bill extends a repealer allowing for the MDA to spend interest collected from tax loans on their expenses. The state should seek to decrease spending and pay down the states debt.
SB 2785
Good Policy
Economic development districts; revise entities to which they may transfer property within industrial parks. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows for the military to use land that they were previously denied using. While the state should seek to reduce taxes and regulations, defense is a legitimate function of the state.
SB 2802
Bad Policy
Airport Authorities Law; limit ad valorem tax exemption to facilities on airport property as result of airport-related contracts & leases. Alive
Analysis: This bill raises taxes by amending the law to exclude unrelated contracts from being exempted from taxation. The state should seek to reduce the tax burden.
SB 2810
Good Policy
Mississippi Development Authority; authorize to sell certain property. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2885
Neutral
Growth and Prosperity Act; extend cut-off date for tax exemptions under. Alive
Analysis: This bill extends a repealer from 2029 to 2033 on businesses exempted from local taxation if they are located in or near to growth and prosperity counties as determined by the MDA. While a step in the right direction, the state should seek to reduce the tax burden on everyone, not just those in certain parts of the state.
SB 2955
Good Policy
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property or services to the Junior League of Jackson. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to exempt the sale of tangible personal property or services to the Junior League of Jackson from sales taxes.
SB 3065
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize for various purposes. Alive
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt.
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed