Energy

2019 Regular Session

Energy

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 366
Bad Policy
Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act; create. Alive
Analysis: Under Miss. law, electric power associations (EPAs) are defined as "nonprofit corporations" with the mission of making "electric energy available at the lowest cost consistent with sound economy and prudent management of the business of such corporations." This bill is inconsistent with that model insofar as EPAs do not have expertise in providing broadband and are pursuing a business model heavily dependent upon federal subsidies. It seems inevitable that this plan will open the door for a ratepayer and state taxpayer bailout.
HB 763
Bad Policy
Spoofing; provide that violation of is a violation of MS Telephone Solicitation Act. Dead
Analysis: This bill creates a violation which allows the Mississippi Public Services Commission to issue fines without affording the accused due process.
HB 806
Bad Policy
MS Gulf Coast Region Utility Board; extend repealers on. Dead
Analysis: This undermines the conservative principles of limited government and free enterprise by extending a repealer on a regulatory board for water utilities.
HB 1045
Bad Policy
Mississippi Telephone Solicitation Act; increase maximum civil penalties for violations of. Dead
Analysis: This bill doubles the penalties for telemarketing cold calls without affording due process to the accused.
HB 1362
Bad Policy
Energy efficiency standards on buildings; extend repealer on statute requiring certain buildings to meet. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to extend a repealer on energy efficiency regulations. This adds to construction costs through regulations. 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.
SB 2003
Not Rated
Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act; enact. Dead
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SB 2078
Not Rated
Electric power associations; authorize secondary purpose of providing broadband services. Dead
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SB 2114
Not Rated
Jackson County Utility Authority; reconstitute board of directors and revise provisions relating to the board. Dead
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SB 2154
Not Rated
Municipally owned waterworks; prohibit from charging higher rates to certain customers in another municipality. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2200
Not Rated
Electric power associations; authorize secondary purpose of providing broadband services. Dead
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SB 2206
Not Rated
Electric power associations; authorize secondary purpose of providing broadband services. Dead
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SB 2221
Not Rated
Mississippi Telephone Solicitation Act; revise the time period for authorized calls and require a certain prefix. Dead
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SB 2222
Not Rated
811 Excavation Law; require installation of utility to have certain distance between each utility. Dead
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SB 2308
Not Rated
Municipal utility commission; authorize to be abolished by majority vote of electors who vote at a special election. Dead
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SB 2310
Not Rated
Commercial Mobile Radio Service Board; shall make annual audit reports available for inspection by each ECD board and the Audit Dept. Dead
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SB 2393
Not Rated
Public Utilities Staff; revise powers and duties with respect to the interests of the utilities. Dead
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SB 2405
Not Rated
Commercial mobile radio service providers; shall automatically compensate customers for loss of service. Dead
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SB 2497
Not Rated
Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act; create. Dead
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SB 2676
Not Rated
Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2687
Bad Policy
MS Gulf Coast Region Utility Board; extend repealer on. Alive
Analysis: This undermines the conservative principles of limited government and free enterprise by extending a repealer on a regulatory board for water utilities. The state should reduce regulations to encourage business and infrastructure development.
SB 2717
Not Rated
Broadband deployment by electric cooperatives; authorize with certain requirements. Dead
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SB 2743
Not Rated
Energy efficiency standards for certain buildings; extend repealer on. Dead
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SB 2744
Good Policy
Caller ID Anti-Spoofing Act; conform to federal law and revise penalties. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to eliminate spoofing whereby someone causes a caller identification service to transmit misleading or inaccurate phone numbers to a subscriber.
SB 2775
Not Rated
Electric grid; direct Public Service Commission to study threats to and propose measures to strengthen security of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2821
Neutral
Mississippi Telephone Solicitation Act; revise to include text messages and solicitations for charitable contributions. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to exempt those who seek charity from needing to purchase the “no-calls” database from the Mississippi Public Service Commission or the entity under contract with the commission. The bill further raises the penalty from $5,000 to $10,000. "Consumer," is also redefined to include the receipt of a text message from a telephone solicitor.
SB 2875
Not Rated
Public Service Commission; require to study the funding and expenditures of emergency communications districts. Dead
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SB 2882
Not Rated
Harrison County Utility Authority Board of Directors; provide date of repeal on. Dead
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SB 2893
Not Rated
Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act; create. Dead
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SB 3075
Not Rated
City of Okolona; authorize to use electric power delivery system to provide broadband service to certain counties. Dead
Analysis:
SN 23
Patsy A. Boyd, McComb, Mississippi, Commercial Mobile Radio Service Board as the consumer representing the state at large, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 24
Tanya Ranae Felder, Coldwater, Mississippi, Commercial Mobile Radio Service Board, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023, representing the Northern Public Service Commission District. Alive
Analysis:
SN 26
Mark Alan Rigney, Madison, Mississippi, Commercial Mobile Radio Service Board as a wireless provider representative, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
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SN 27
Jennifer Carpenter Knight, Canton, Mississippi, Commercial Mobile Radio Service Board, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023, representing the Central Public Service Commission District. Alive
Analysis:
SN 54
Leland Woodrow (Lee) McDivitt, III, Brandon, Mississippi, Commercial Mobile Radio Service Board as the representative from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Association, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 125
Robert Paul (Paul) Mosley, Sr., Meridian, Mississippi, Commercial Mobile Radio Service Board as the Mississippi Association of Supervisors representative, term beginning March 4, 2019 and ending June 30, 2022. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed