Business and Financial Institutions

2019 Regular Session

Business and Financial Institutions

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 799
Bad Policy
Appraisal Management Companies; extend repealer on registration requirements under Mississippi Appraisal Company Act. Dead
Analysis: This bill extends a repealer that raises the price of appraisals by limiting people to being licensed by the state first. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations
HB 800
Bad Policy
MS Debt Management Services Act; extend repealer on. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases the costs of managing debt services and increases the costs of regulators overseeing the industry. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on businesses, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation or fees.
HB 1288
Good Policy
Engineers and land surveyors; provide that certificate for licensure may be for two years. Alive
Analysis: This bill allows for engineers and land surveyors to have the choice between a license for one or two years. This decreases regulatory burdens.
HB 1293
Bad Policy
Real estate appraisers; revise provisions regarding licensure requirements and national registry fee. Dead
Analysis: This bill changes around regulations for real estate appraisers and raises fees. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations
HB 1328
Bad Policy
Financial institutions; authorize to delay completion of transaction if it may result in exploitation of certain persons. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to protect vulnerable people from being scammed by allowing bank employees to put a hold on withdrawals for 15 days based on good faith. While well intentioned, banks should not stop anyone from accessing their money by a simple statement of good faith.
HB 1493
Good Policy
Stand-alone ice vending machines; exempt bags or other containers used to store ice from including certain information on its label. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2194
Not Rated
Counties and municipalities; revise bid process for selecting a depository. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2286
Not Rated
State Board of Funeral Service; authorize to establish criteria for continuing education. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2319
Not Rated
Payday lending; prohibit activities of and declare a public nuisance. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2332
Not Rated
Residential property foreclosures; prohibit unless 90-day written notice is given. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2441
Bad Policy
MS Debt Management Services Act; extend repealer on. Dead
Analysis: This bill extends a repealer allowing for the state to control the private debt market. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations.
SB 2451
Bad Policy
Appraisal management companies; extend repealer on statute requiring the registration of. Alive
Analysis: This bill extends a repealer allowing for the state to control the real estate appraisal market. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations
SB 2496
Good Policy
Practice of surveying; exclude certain activities from the definition of. Dead
Analysis: This bill relaxes regulations for surveying by clarifying that work is not surveying if the work is not intended to indicate the authoritative location of property boundaries, the precise definition of the shape or contour of the earth, or the precise location of fixed works of humans. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations
SB 2697
Bad Policy
Real estate appraisers; revise provisions regarding licensure requirements and national registry fee. Alive
Analysis: This bill adds additional regulations for occupational licensing boards. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, taxation, and regulations
SB 2817
Neutral
Banks; clarify parity provisions by renumbering existing subsection. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2834
Not Rated
Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors; may establish a two-year licensure cycle for engineers. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2862
Not Rated
Appraisal Management Company Registration Act; make various revisions. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2869
Neutral
Appraisal management companies; reduce the number of days by which an independent contract appraiser must be paid for appraisal services. Alive
Analysis: "Each appraisal management company doing business in this state shall certify to the commission on an annual basis that it has a system in place requiring payment to an independent contract appraiser for the completion of an appraisal service within 30 days." Currently, independent appraisers are paid within 60 days. The state should enforce contracts, not limit and regulate willing business opportunities.
SB 2870
Bad Policy
Financial institutions; authorize to delay a transaction upon good-faith belief that eligible person will be exploited. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to protect vulnerable people from being scammed by allowing bank employees to put a hold on withdrawals for 15 days based on good faith. While well intentioned, banks should not stop anyone from accessing their money by a simple statement of good faith.
SB 2901
Good Policy
Landowners Protection Act; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill exempts property owners and their employees from civil liability if a third party injures somebody else on said property. This should reduce the cost of doing business in the state.
SB 2926
Not Rated
Contractors; allow to do business in any municipality or county without local license under certain conditions. Dead
Analysis:
SN 19
Madison Hampton (Hamp) Smith, Tupelo, Mississippi, State Board of Contractors as the Electrical Contractor representative, term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 39
Norman Alexander Cannady, Jr., Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi Real Estate Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board as the 3rd Congressional District representative, four year term beginning January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2024. Alive
Analysis:
SN 58
Norris Lee Carson, Jr., Carthage, Mississippi, State Board of Contractors as a Road Contractor representative, term beginning March 11, 2019 and ending June 30, 2021. Alive
Analysis:
SN 67
Pamela H. (Pam) Powers, Greenwood, Mississippi, Mississippi Real Estate Commission as the 2nd Congressional District Real Estate Broker representative, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 69
Ricky Jude Cox, Gulfport, Mississippi, State Board of Banking Review as the 2nd Supreme Court District representative, term beginning March 13, 2019 and ending March 23, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 80
Gregory T. (Greg) Smith, Gulfport, Mississippi, State Board of Contractors as a Residential Builder representative, five year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2024. Alive
Analysis:
SN 81
Hunter Lloyd Fordice, Vicksburg, Mississippi, State Board of Contractors as a Road Contractor representative, five year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2024. Alive
Analysis:
SN 95
Jeffrey Hugh (Jeff) O'Keefe, Sr., Biloxi, Mississippi, State Board of Funeral Service as the Funeral Director Licensed representative from the 2nd Supreme Court District, term beginning March 4, 2019 and ending June 30, 2022. Alive
Analysis:
SN 97
Luzern S. (Sonny) Dillon, McComb, Mississippi, State Board of Funeral Service as the Funeral Service Licensed representative from the 2nd Supreme Court District, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 98
Samuel Bryan (Sammy) Reed, Tupelo, Mississippi, State Board of Funeral Service as a Licensed Funeral Service representative from the 3rd Supreme Court District, term beginning March 15, 2019 and ending January 23, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 107
Maxwell Mitchell (Max) Wells, Canton, Mississippi, State Board of Funeral Service as the At-Large member, term beginning March 14, 2019 and ending March 13, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 108
Keith Terrell Dean, Brandon, Mississippi, State Board of Funeral Service as the Funeral Service Licensed representative from the 1st Supreme Court District, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 109
David Allen (Dave) Ray, Cleveland, Mississippi, State Board of Funeral Service as the Funeral Director Licensed representative from the 1st Supreme Court District, term beginning March 4, 2019 and ending June 20, 2022. Alive
Analysis:
SN 113
Gwendolyn Marie (Gwen) C. James, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Mississippi Real Estate Commission as the At-Large Real Estate Broker representative, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 117
Kimberly Janice (Kim) Bedford, Pontotoc, Mississippi, State Board of Funeral Service as a representative from the 3rd Supreme Court District, term beginning March 15, 2019 and ending January 23, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed