Agriculture

2019 Regular Session

Agriculture

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
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 793
Good Policy
Artificial meat; prohibit meat produced or cultured from animal tissue and plant-or insect-based food products from being labeled as meat. Dead
Analysis: This bill clarifies the definition of meat. Products marked as "Mississippi inspected and passed" shall not define cultured animal tissue produced from animal cell cultures outside of the organism from which it is derived, plant-based, or insect-based food products as meat.
HB 1206
Good Policy
Vending machines and micro markets; exempt from regulation by Department of Agriculture and State Board of Health. Alive
Analysis: This bill defines and exempts vending machines and micro markets from additional regulations. This decreases the price for food sold by said vendors.
SB 2101
Not Rated
Kennels; require permit and impose animal health standards. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2131
Not Rated
Genetically engineered salmon; prohibit sale or cultivation of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2581
Not Rated
Domesticated dog and cat cruelty; revise. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2582
Not Rated
Dog and cat abuse; conform reporting to FBI guidelines. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2767
Not Rated
Agricultural hemp; authorize the growing and handling of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2894
Good Policy
Harvest permits; extend repeal date to July 1, 2022, and authorize for vehicles carrying bulk feed and wood pellets. Dead
Analysis: This bill extends a repealer and allows for bulk feed and wood pellets to be included in a harvest permit. 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.
SB 2922
Good Policy
Labeling; prohibit mislabeling of food products derived from animal cultures, plants and insects as meat or meat food products. Alive
Analysis: This bill clarifies the definition of meat. Products marked as "Mississippi inspected and passed" shall not define cultured animal tissue produced from animal cell cultures outside of the organism from which it is derived, plant-based, or insect-based food products as meat.
SN 20
Neutral
Dr. Philip Andrew (Phil) Stayer, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, State Board of Animal Health as the Poultry Breeder and Producer representative, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 46
Neutral
Dr. Gregory Alan (Greg) Howell, DVM, Wesson, Mississippi, State Board of Animal Health as the Licensed and Practicing Veterinarian, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 78
Neutral
Terry Wayne Emerson, West Point, Mississippi, State Board of Animal Health as the Mississippi Pork Producers' Association representative, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 79
Neutral
Thomas Alton Strickland, Raymond, Mississippi, State Board of Animal Health as the Small Ruminant Breeder and Producer, term beginning March 13, 2019 and ending July 28, 2021. Alive
Analysis:
SN 87
Neutral
Herbert Austin Jones, Moorhead, Mississippi, State Board of Animal Health, four year term beginning August 1, 2019 and ending July 31, 2023, representing the Catfish Breeder and Producer. Alive
Analysis:
SN 128
Neutral
Dr. Gail S. Anderson, Brandon, Mississippi, State Board of Veterinary Medicine, term beginning March 15, 2019 and ending May 22, 2022. Alive
Analysis:
SN 129
Neutral
Dr. David Corbitt Newell, Meridian, Mississippi, State Board of Veterinary Medicine, term effective immediately and ending April 22, 2023, representing the 1st Supreme Court District. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed