Finance

2019 Regular Session

Finance

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
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 103
Neutral
Mississippi Workforce Development Study Committee; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill creates a Workforce Development Study Committee to examine current public school curricula and make recommendations on how they can be improved to meet the needs of a modern workforce.
HB 233
Bad Policy
Mississippi Ports Improvements fund; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases the scope of government by creating a fund to repair ports and puts it under the authority of the MDA. This creates unnecessary hurdles as the funds could be allocated from the legislature directly to the ports in need of repair. The state should seek to streamline regulations not overwhelm regulators.
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 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 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 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 757
Bad Policy
MS Comprehensive Workforce Training and Education Act; codify and extend repealers to 2026. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to extend taxes, use federal taxes, and impose regulations to help people whose local economy has been depressed by taxes and 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. The repealer is extended to 2022 from 2019.
HB 761
Bad Policy
Israel Support Act of 2019; create. Alive
Analysis: Regardless of the issue, this bill handicaps portfolio managers from making prudent financial decisions for state employees and retirees.
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 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 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 819
Neutral
Uniform Athlete Agents Act; revise to conform to 2015 amended act adopted by UCC. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to regulate the activity of students who plays sports. The state should focus on education by enforcing contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations
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 850
Bad Policy
Public contracts of energy efficiency services; extend repealer on authority and certain requirements for. Dead
Analysis: This bill extends a repealer for the MDA to determine who is prequalified energy service provider for public entities and private nonprofit hospitals. This bill adds an extra layer of cost for public entities and private nonprofit hospitals to employ energy saving devices and suppliers.
HB 872
Bad Policy
Manufacturers of motor vehicles; create standards for relations with its franchisees. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to have the state manage the legal activities of its residents. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 1147
Good Policy
Department of Human Services; extend repealers on certain sections relating to. Alive
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 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 1173
Neutral
2018 Transportation and Infrastructure Improvements Fund; clarify provisions regarding certain projects. Dead
Analysis: This bill adds additional roads to be repaired.
HB 1183
Good Policy
Mississippi Development Authority Job Training Grant Fund; repeal and transfer balance to the General Fund. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1230
Bad Policy
Trust fund; authorize hospitals to maintain fund consisting of commingled funds of other governmental hospitals for expenses. Dead
Analysis: This bill authorizes hospitals, counties, cities, towns, supervisors districts, or election districts or combinations thereof which own a hospital to gamble in the market with hospital funds. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on healthcare, not take risks with hospital money.
HB 1249
Neutral
Group health insurance; allow local governing authorities to pay employee's benefits for dependents. Alive
Analysis: This bill allows local governing authorities, if they so choose, to pay for the expense of additional insurance benefits paid to public employees as compensation for work. While this may result in additional taxes, local government is best suited to administer laws and regulations.
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 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 1393
Bad Policy
Municipal menaced property that is one acre or less; make certain clarifying revisions regarding. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to clean property that has been left vacant or uncared for. Certain provisions allow for the governing authority to have access to the property for 2 years and put a lien against the property for maintenance costs and sell the property. This leaves concerns for abuse or corruption. The state should seek to reduce taxes and regulations that depress local economies, not take care of vacant properties once people leave for better opportunity.
HB 1423
Bad Policy
City of Lexington; authorize a tax on restaurants to promote tourism, parks and recreation. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to increase the tax burden on industries that attract tourists to fund a marketing program to attract tourists. The state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government.
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 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 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 1531
Neutral
IHL construction projects; remove oversight of Bureau of Buildings and Public Prourement Review Board. Dead
Analysis: This bill streamlines regulations by removing state college construction projects from review by the Procurement Review Board and instead allows for the Board of Trustees for Institutions of Higher Learning to self administer subject to an agreement from the Department of Finance and Administration.
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 1565
Bad Policy
City of Starkville; authorize levying of additional tourism tax on hotels, motels and restaurants. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to increase the tax burden on industries that attract tourists to fund a marketing program to attract tourists. The state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 1674
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for various purposes. Dead
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt.
HB 1683
Bad Policy
City of Bay St. Louis; authorize levying of tax on bars and restaurants to promote tourism, parks and recreation. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to increase the tax burden on industries that attract tourists to fund a marketing program to attract tourists. The state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government.
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 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 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 1705
Bad Policy
City of Jackson; authorize to create land banks to address blighted properties more efficiently within the city. Dead
Analysis: The state seeks to address the impoverishment of the city of Jackson because of taxes and regulations by creating more regulations. "Experience shows that nothing is operated with less economy and with more waste of labor and material of every kind than public services and undertakings. Private enterprise on the other hand naturally induces the owner to work with the greatest economy in his own interest." Economist Ludwig von Mises.
HB 1706
Bad Policy
City of Jackson; extend repeal date on convention and visitors bureau and reconstitute membership of bureau. Alive
Analysis: This bill extends a repealer from 2019 to 2022. A tax funded economy only works until you run out of other peoples money.
HB 1743
Bad Policy
Lafayette County; authorize to create the Lafayette County Utility Authority. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to provide water services by taxing residents and basing growth on political influence instead of market forces. “There are four ways in which you can spend money. You can spend your own money on yourself. When you do that, why then you really watch out what you’re doing, and you try to get the most for your money. Then you can spend your own money on somebody else. For example, I buy a birthday present for someone. Well, then I’m not so careful about the content of the present, but I’m very careful about the cost. Then, I can spend somebody else’s money on myself. And if I spend somebody else’s money on myself, then I’m sure going to have a good lunch! Finally, I can spend somebody else’s money on somebody else. And if I spend somebody else’s money on somebody else, I’m not concerned about how much it is, and I’m not concerned about what I get. And that’s government. And that’s close to 40% of our national income.” -Economist Milton Friedman.
SB 2002
Not Rated
Electric and hybrid vehicles; repeal annual tax on. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2005
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize the issuance of state general obligation bonds for a workforce center in Southaven, Mississippi. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2006
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax on inventory tax; phase in exemption for certain small businesses. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2007
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; reauthorize issuance to supporters of Rotary International. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2019
Neutral
Sales taxation; 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.
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 2058
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize counties and municipalities to collect certain debts by setoff against the debtor's income tax refund. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2072
Not Rated
Legislature; allow PERS retirees to receive retirement allowance while serving as a member of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2077
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a tax credit for contributions to certain endowed funds held by community foundations. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2086
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for expenses incurred by a taxpayer for care of certain individuals who are 18 or older. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2087
Not Rated
Income and franchise tax; allow refundable credit for costs of purchasing/installing solar energy system or energy efficiency services. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2088
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance of general obligation bonds to repair & renovate the Margaret Martin Performing Arts Center. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2091
Not Rated
Sales taxation; exempt purchases for fund-raising the Ducks Unlimited, Inc., chapters. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2097
Good Policy
Educational expenses at qualified private schools; individual income tax credits for. Dead
Analysis: This bill reduces the tax burden on parents who send their child to private schools.
SB 2100
Not Rated
Intercept gaming winnings of parents with a child support arrearage; provide procedures for. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2124
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize the issuance of g.o. bonds to assist in establishing a McComb and Pike County Musical Heritage/Creative Arts Museum. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2125
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property or services to Natchez Children's Services. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2128
Not Rated
Gaming; authorize and regulate video gaming. Dead
Analysis:
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 2135
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds to assist Delta Blues Museum's installation of permanent exhibits. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2136
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance of to assist Marks, MS in the construction of a building to house a community center and its city hall. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2137
Not Rated
Certificate of title; require all-terrain vehicles sold by a dealer after July 1, 2019, to be titled. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2145
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales to Head Start programs. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2147
Not Rated
Sales taxation; exempt sales to certain community action agencies exempt from federal income taxation. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2150
Not Rated
Mississippi Minimum Wage Act; establish. Dead
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SB 2152
Not Rated
Motor vehicle privilege tax law; revise definition of corporate fleet. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2155
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize counties and municipalities to collect certain debts by setoff against the debtor's income tax refund. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2166
Not Rated
Gaming commission; certain investors consider in the aggregate to satisfy scrutiny thresholds. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2169
Not Rated
Sales tax; remove requirement that certain taxpayers pay June liability for the tax on or before June 25. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2173
Not Rated
'Mississippi Educational Improvement Tax Credit Act of 2019'; establish. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2174
Not Rated
Unused leave accumulated by teacher who transfers to another school district; may be credited. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2178
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; reduce privilege tax for package retailer's permits for locations in cities with a population of 5,000 or less. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2182
Good Policy
Towing of vehicle; wrecker company allowed to retain personal property pending payment of towing bill. Dead
Analysis: This bill clarifies that towing companies can sell the personal property left in a vehicle that has been unclaimed after a period of time and attempts to locate the owner.
SB 2183
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; allow direct sales and shipments of wine to be made to residents in this state. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2187
Not Rated
Special motor vehicle license tags; authorize for Belhaven Improvement Association. Dead
Analysis:
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 2201
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize for construction of the Unknown Child Holocaust Memorial and related facilities. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2204
Not Rated
Electric or hybrid vehicle; allow credit for certain taxes paid on vehicles sold by the taxpayer under certain circumstances. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2207
Not Rated
Special motor vehicle license tags; authorize for Dixie National Rodeo. Dead
Analysis:
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 2211
Not Rated
Department of Revenue; increase maximum number of employees that may be designated to be law enforcement officers. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2219
Not Rated
Tourism and visitors commissions; authorize creation of local commission by general law. Dead
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SB 2220
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property or services to the Institute of Southern Jewish Life. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2224
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize for repair and renovation of the Crawford Community Education and Recreation Center. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2228
Not Rated
Golf carts and low-speed vehicles, authorize municipalities to authorize operation on municipal streets. Dead
Analysis:
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 2238
Not Rated
Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive Act; reinstate rebates to production companies for certain wages of nonresident employees. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2239
Not Rated
Mississippi Agribusiness and Rural Jobs Act; create and provide tax credits for certain investments. Dead
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SB 2245
Not Rated
Tax offender registry; create. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2249
Not Rated
Dept. of Agriculture; require to place a notice of amount of federal & state fuel tax per gallon on gasoline & diesel fuel pumps. Dead
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SB 2250
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize credit for expenditures for participation of a child in a private education program. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2260
Not Rated
Sales tax; authorize municipalities to impose for certain projects. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2265
Not Rated
Hybrid vehicles; repeal annual tax on. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2270
Neutral
Tax exemptions; revise requirements that a business enterprise in the aerospace industry must meet to be eligible for. Dead
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. This bill tacitly admits that taxes are too high for business formation.
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 2277
Not Rated
City of Baldwyn; reenact the hotel, motel and restaurant tax and extend the repeal date on the tax until July 1, 2023. Dead
Analysis:
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 2283
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for the Department of Marine Resources for certain projects at Point Cadet Marina. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2284
Not Rated
Income tax; exempt individuals 100 years of age and older. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2289
Not Rated
Tax Payer Pay Raise Act; remove phase out of income & franchise tax & remove deduction of federal employment tax. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2290
Not Rated
Bonds; issue for the construction of career tech buildings at the Greenville Higher Education Center. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2291
Not Rated
Counties; require to participate in the ACT Work Ready Community Initiative. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2298
Not Rated
Homestead exemption; a joint owner who fulfills the age requirement qualifies for the exemption in full under certain circumstances. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2303
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize the issuance of g.o. bonds for the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2306
Not Rated
Small Municipalities and Limited Population Counties Fund; authorize the issuance of g.o. bonds for in the amount of $10,000,000.00. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2312
Not Rated
Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive Act; revise certain provisions. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2317
Not Rated
Federal Workforce Investment Act; Hinds County shall be a separate workforce investment area. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2321
Not Rated
Mississippi Minimum Wage Act; establish. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2324
Not Rated
Tourism project sales tax incentive program; include certain hotel projects in. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2326
Not Rated
Gaming; authorize aboard cruise vessels on the Pearl River within a city with a population of 150,000 or more. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2331
Not Rated
Workforce Investment Board; include nontraditional occupations for women. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2352
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds to assist Hinds County in construction of the Byram-Clinton Parkway Project. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2354
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for improvements to the Jackson Zoo and Livingston Park. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2359
Not Rated
Individual development accounts; authorize for certain low-income individuals. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2360
Not Rated
Emerging Crops Fund; increase amount that may be loaned to assist in financing minority economic development. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2369
Not Rated
Bonds; create a rural counties and municipalities emergency infrastructure loan program and authorize issuance of bonds. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2370
Not Rated
Mississippi Minimum Wage Act; establish. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2372
Not Rated
Ad valorem taxation; exempt property used for housing and providing services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2373
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of the Pearl River Community College Workforce Development Center. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2382
Not Rated
Small Business and Grocer Investment Act: revise the definition of 'underserved community.' Dead
Analysis:
SB 2387
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; authorize the sale of wine at retail food stores. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2388
Not Rated
Mississippi Delta Enterprise Zone; create. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2397
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance of general obligation bonds to repair & renovate the Margaret Martin Performing Arts Center. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2401
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize the issuance of bonds for construction of a law enforcement officer training facility in Harrison County. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2402
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Gulfport with construction of the Mississippi Aquarium. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2404
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize the Department of Audit to be reimbursed certain costs from the proceeds of bond issues. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2408
Not Rated
Workforce Investment Board; include nontraditional occupations for women. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2415
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize the issuance of state general obligation bonds to construct the Mississippi River Museum in Greenville. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2417
Not Rated
City of Greenville; authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds for improvements to certain city streets. Dead
Analysis:
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 2435
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Progress Community Water Association with water system improvements. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2456
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt one vehicle per teacher in shortage areas, and discount tax on one vehicle per teacher in other areas. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2458
Not Rated
Mississippi Municipal Public-Private Partnership Act; enact. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2459
Not Rated
Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive Act; extend deadline for approval of rebate for certain nonresident employees. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2465
Not Rated
Tax liens; allow chancery clerk to recover ad valorem taxes after purchaser sets aside a tax sale and receives a refund. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2483
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize to assist Adams County in paying costs to complete the Belwood Levee. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2486
Not Rated
Sales taxation; divert a certain amount of revenue from to the Motor Vehicle Ad Valorem Tax Reduction Fund. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2493
Not Rated
Mississippi Second Amendment Weekend; move tax-exempt holiday to one week before Labor Day weekend. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2500
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize to assist Natchez in constructing a Civil Rights Memorial. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2531
Not Rated
Sixteenth Section School Land Principal Fund; authorize school districts to invest in Mississippi G.O. or municipal bonds. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2533
Not Rated
Sales tax; increase the diversion to cities. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2534
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for various Mississippi Development Authority programs. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2535
Not Rated
Sales tax; create diversion to counties. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2536
Not Rated
Cigarette excise tax; increase to be dedicated to the annual Medicaid program deficit and tobacco cessation programs. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2537
Not Rated
Alternative nicotine products; impose a tax upon and regulate under the Tobacco Tax Law. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2538
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize the issuance of for replacement of a bridge on Meadowbrook Road in the City of Jackson. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2539
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize counties and municipalities to collect certain debts by setoff against the debtor's income tax refund. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2540
Not Rated
Teachers, retired; authorize certain to be employed full time and continue receiving retirement allowance. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2544
Not Rated
Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive Act; revise certain provisions. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2565
Not Rated
Critical Teacher Shortage Area License; create alternative license to be issued for educators who teach in designated areas. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2566
Not Rated
Ad valorem taxation; exempt 20% of the assessed value of one motor vehicle owned by a full-time public school classroom teacher. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2569
Not Rated
Ad valorem taxes; board of supervisors shall act as appellate authority in property valuation disputes. Dead
Analysis:
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 2573
Not Rated
Municipalities; establish expedited procedure to acquire and clear title on abandoned heir property. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2577
Good Policy
Motor Vehicle Tax and License Synchronization Study Committee; create. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2578
Not Rated
Special motor vehicle license tags; authorize for the Jefferson Davis County School District. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2579
Not Rated
Tax Credit Scholarship; enact to provide qualifying students eligibility to use to cover eligible education expenses. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2595
Not Rated
Small Business and Grocer Investment Act; extend repeal date on. Dead
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 2600
Not Rated
Distinctive license tags; revise distribution of fees for Pearl River Valley Water Supply District supporter tax. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2601
Not Rated
Retirement; allow certain retired law enforcement officers to be employed by public school districts & receive retirement benefits. 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 2605
Not Rated
Income tax; exclude capital contribution by governmental entity from corporation's gross income. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2618
Not Rated
Tax credit for headquarter relocation costs; extend repeal date on. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2619
Not Rated
Referendum; authorize to determine voter preferences regarding tax increase for infrastructure improvements. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2624
Not Rated
Motion picture tax incentives; approve applications for certain rebates under the MS Motion Picture Incentive Act. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2626
Not Rated
Optional retirement program; authorize participant to join PERS under certain circumstances. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2661
Not Rated
Income tax; school boards may certify early learning collaboratives as approved for purposes of the program support contribution credit. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2663
Not Rated
Historic property tax credit; expand eligibility of single-family dwelling and increase amount of credits that may be issued. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2664
Not Rated
Income tax credit; authorize for taxpayers employing persons who have been convicted of certain nonviolent crimes. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2665
Not Rated
Cigarettes; increase excise tax on. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2666
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; reauthorize issuance to supporters of Children's Advocacy Centers of Mississippi. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2667
Not Rated
Gaming Control Act; revise to allow gaming through approved Internet-based platforms. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2668
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions regarding the determination of true value of land used for agricultural purposes. Dead
Analysis:
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 2670
Not Rated
Homestead exemption; if Jan. 7 deadline for filing application falls on a weekend or holiday, deadline is next business day. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2682
Not Rated
Authorize the direct shipment wine. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2686
Not Rated
Athlete Agents Act; revise. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2699
Not Rated
Department of Revenue; require to provide each municipality access to certain sales tax information on its TAP website. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2709
Not Rated
Juvenile Tobacco Access Prevention Act of 1997; revise. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2719
Not Rated
Mobile food vendors; provide for the regulation of. Dead
Analysis:
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 2795
Not Rated
Temporary day workers; protect labor and employment rights of. Dead
Analysis:
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 2809
Not Rated
Income tax; extend repealer on tax credit for certain charges for using certain port and airport facilities. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2810
Good Policy
Mississippi Development Authority; authorize to sell certain property. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2814
Not Rated
Coupons or price-reduction instruments for the purchase of certain tobacco products and vapor products; prohibit. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2836
Not Rated
MS Motor Vehicle Commission Law; prohibit new dealers from being required to make certain renovations and require compensation for recall repairs. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2844
Neutral
Local governmental entities; authorize to pay costs of insurance coverage for dependents of employees. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2848
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize in amount of $50,000.00 for repairs, renovations and HVAC installation at DeSoto County Animal Shelter. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2849
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance in amount of $300,000.00 to assist Town of Byhalia in renovation of the Old School Commons building. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2850
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds to assist Monroe County in paving gravel road to Tenn-Tom Waterway. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2856
Not Rated
Land banks; authorize counties and municipalities to create to convert certain property to productive use. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2867
Neutral
University construction projects; authorize IHL Board to administer. Alive
Analysis: This bill streamlines regulations by removing state college construction projects from review by the Procurement Review Board and instead allows for the Board of Trustees for Institutions of Higher Learning to self administer subject to an agreement from the Department of Finance and Administration.
SB 2873
Not Rated
Roads and bridges; revise to allow contract for construction or maintenance to extend six months from end of board's term. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2876
Bad Policy
Public purchasing; extend repeal date on law which regulates contracts for energy efficiency services. Alive
Analysis: This bill extends a repealer for the MDA to determine who is prequalified energy service provider for public entities and private nonprofit hospitals. This bill adds an extra layer of cost for public entities and private nonprofit hospitals to employ energy saving devices and suppliers.
SB 2882
Not Rated
Harrison County Utility Authority Board of Directors; provide date of repeal on. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2883
Not Rated
Tourism and visitors commissions; authorize creation of local commission by general law. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2884
Not Rated
Legislature; allow PERS retirees to receive retirement allowance while serving as a member of. Dead
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 2904
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to certain property in Batesville to house the Concourse Workforce Training Center. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2905
Not Rated
Income tax credit; authorize for taxpayers employing persons who have been convicted of certain nonviolent crimes. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2906
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; legalize statewide and allow elections in counties to institute prohibition. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2930
Not Rated
Collections; provide garnishment of tax refunds as means of collecting fines and costs on which a debtor has defaulted. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2931
Not Rated
Department of Revenue; authorize to charge fees to defray costs of ABC warehouse. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2942
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds to assist Walthall County in renovation of the county courthouse. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2943
Not Rated
Bonds; allow issuance in amount of $2,000,000.00 to assist City of Bay Saint Louis in construction of new police station. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2944
Not Rated
Revenue bonds; authorize the State Port Authority at Gulfport to issue for channel improvements. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2945
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Oxford in reconstruction of intersection of Highway 7 and University Drive. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2948
Not Rated
Bonds; authorizes issuance to assist Hinds County with development of a regional wastewater treatment facility. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2949
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Jackson Municipal Airport Authority with Aeroplex Development project. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2950
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize to assist Hinds County in paying costs associated with the Hinds Parkway Road project. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2951
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at Hawkins Field Airport in Jackson. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2952
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize to assist Hinds County with construction of a mental & behavioral health court/collaborative facility. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2953
Not Rated
Income tax; job tax credit for inland water transportation enterprises. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2954
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize to assist Biloxi in paying costs of street improvements related to the construction of a new main gate at Keesler AFB. Dead
Analysis:
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 2956
Not Rated
Sales taxation; exempt retail sales of school supplies during the last weekend in July. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2958
Not Rated
Homestead exemption; extend to unremarried surviving spouses of totally disabled veterans. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2959
Not Rated
Internet Protection and Tax Relief Act; exempt from use tax sales of items purchased through the use of the internet. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2960
Not Rated
Bonds; allow issuance in amount of $2,000,000.00 to assist Hancock County in dredging port at Hancock County Port & Harbor. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2961
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize to assist Marks, MS in construction of building for emergency shelter, community center and city hall. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2962
Not Rated
Bonds; allow issuance in amount of $100,000.00 to assist Montgomery County in construction of 4-H practice arena. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2963
Not Rated
Bonds; allow issuance in amount of $250,000.00 to assist City of Winona in construction and placement of historic clock tower. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2964
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Ridgeland with making improvements to School Street. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2965
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Ridgeland with extension of Rice Road. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2966
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for certain improvements at LeFleur's Bluff State Park. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2967
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Ridgeland with extension of Lake Harbour Drive. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2968
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds to assist City of Columbus in certain infrastructure improvements. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2969
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds to assist Noxubee County in HVAC improvements and E-911 upgrades. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2970
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds to assist City of Starkville in certain infrastructure improvements. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2971
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2972
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of the Center for STEM Education and Advancement. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2973
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize for street improvement in the City of Greenville. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2974
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for capital improvements at the Mississippi State Fire Academy. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2975
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize to renovate portion of Metrocenter Mall to house Hinds Community College Workforce Training Center. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2976
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Claiborne County with repairs and preventative maintenance to Grand Gulf Road. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2977
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Clay County with improvements to Churchill Road. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2978
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize for repair of a lake and buildings at Tishomingo State Park. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2979
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize to assist Marshall County in improving Barringer Road for Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park access. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2980
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize to assist Marshall County in building emergency response center to serve Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2981
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for the Mississippi Community Heritage Preservation Grant Fund. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2982
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance of general obligation bonds in the amount of $3,000,000.00 for the Gulf Coast Rail Project. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2983
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of the Mississippi Maritime Museum in Pascagoula. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2984
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize the issuance to assist Gautier in completing its water plant. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2985
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at the state-owned shipyard in Jackson County. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2986
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds to assist Town of Shuqualak in resurfacing streets. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2987
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Mendenhall with construction of frontage road on west side of U.S. Highway 49. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2990
Bad Policy
City of Columbus; authorize a tax on restaurants to provide funds for infrastructure improvements and for amphitheater. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows the city of Columbus to tax restaurant profits for the purpose of providing funds for tourism, parks, and recreation after a public vote in the area. "The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." -PM Margaret Thatcher of Great Britain.
SB 2991
Not Rated
City of Starkville; authorize tax on hotels, motels and restaurants for sports and recreational facilities. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2995
Not Rated
City of Columbus; authorize a tax on restaurants to provide funds for infrastructure improvements and for amphitheater. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2998
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt motor vehicles held by a wrecker service for resale. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2999
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Prentiss with Infrastructure Improvements Project, Phase I. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3001
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Holly Springs' restoration of former Holly Springs Water and Light Plant building. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3002
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Holly Springs with improvements to Mississippi Highway 178. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3063
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize for improvements at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3064
Not Rated
Children's Promise Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3065
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize for various purposes. Alive
Analysis: The state should prioritize existing tax dollars and reduce the debt.
SB 3066
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize for improving entrances and paving parking lots for the Calhoun County Health Department buildings. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3067
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize to assist Calhoun County to complete interior of expansion to Mississippi State Extension Multipurpose Building. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3076
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize to assist Itawamba County in widening, upgrading and enhancing two bridges on Boat Ramp Road. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3078
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance in amount of $3,000,000.00 for repair and renovation of Missionary Baptist Seminary in Natchez. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3079
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance in amount of $2,000,000.00 for planning and construction of City of Canton Municipal Complex. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3080
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance in amount of $800,000.00 to assist City of Carthage in renovation of Lincoln Park. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3081
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize in amount of $1,000,000.00 to assist City of Pickens repair and renovate church for conversion into library. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3082
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance in amount of $500,000.00 to assist City of Kosciusko with repair and renovation of Northside Park. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3083
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance in amount of $500,000.00 to assist City of Magee in improving city lagoon. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3084
Not Rated
Income tax; provide for method of apportioning income for certain freight forwarding businesses. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3085
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Holly Springs with construction of a wellness and aquatics center. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3087
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of lottery tickets. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3088
Not Rated
Income tax; provide for method of apportioning income of certain medical laboratory service businesses. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3089
Not Rated
Bonds; increase amount authorized for the Hinds County Development Project Loan Fund to allow use for construction of a parking garage. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3090
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3091
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3093
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3094
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3108
Not Rated
City of Greenville; authorize to impose special sales tax to fund certain capital improvements. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3112
Not Rated
City of Jackson; authorize additional tax on hotels and motels and extend repeal date on Convention and Visitors Bureau. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3113
Not Rated
City of Indianola; authorize to impose special sales tax to fund certain infrastructure improvements. Dead
Analysis:
SN 1
Neutral
Dr. Michael Joseph (Mike) McGrevey, Decatur, Mississippi, Mississippi Lottery Corporation Board of Directors, term beginning October 19, 2018 and ending December 31, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 2
Neutral
Gerard Raymond Gibert, Ridgeland, Mississippi, Mississippi Lottery Corporation Board of Directors, term beginning October 19, 2018 and ending December 31, 2022. Alive
Analysis:
SN 4
Neutral
Jacqueline Renee (Jackie) Turner, Sallis, Mississippi, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, term beginning immediately and is concurrent with Governor's second term of office. Alive
Analysis:
SN 5
Neutral
Kimberly Leigh (Kim) LaRosa, Pass Christian, Mississippi, Mississippi Lottery Corporation Board of Directors, term beginning October 19, 2018 and ending December 31, 2021. Alive
Analysis:
SN 6
Neutral
Philip Alan Chamblee, Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi Lottery Corporation Board of Directors, term beginning October 19, 2018 and ending December 31, 2020. Alive
Analysis:
SN 7
Neutral
Dr. Cassie (Cass) Pennington, Indianola, Mississippi, Mississippi Lottery Corporation Board of Directors, term beginning October 19, 2018 and ending December 31, 2019. Alive
Analysis:
SN 8
Neutral
Lemuel Garner (Lem) Adams, III, Brandon, Mississippi, State Bond Attorney, term beginning May 7, 2018 and is concurrent with Governor's second term of office. Alive
Analysis:
SN 65
Neutral
Dr. David Hughes McElreath, Oxford, Mississippi, State Veterans Affairs Board as the representative from the 1st Congressional District as it existed on March 1, 1992, term beginning May 11, 2018 and ending May 4, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 74
Neutral
Carolyn Ann Q. Boteler, Florence, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Finance Corporation as an individual associated with small business, six year term beginning April 1, 2018 and ending March 31, 2024. Alive
Analysis:
SN 85
Neutral
Brett Chapman Boykin, Cleveland, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Finance Corporation as an individual associated with small business, term beginning March 11, 2019 and ending March 31, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 86
Neutral
Aimee Rebecca W. Robertson, Gulfport, Mississippi, Mississippi Home Corporation as the 2nd Supreme Court District representative, term beginning March 14, 2019 and ending April 23, 2022. Alive
Analysis:
SN 101
Neutral
Dr. Brian A. Pugh, Starkville, Mississippi, Mississippi Home Corporation as the 3rd Supreme Court District representative, term beginning March 15, 2019 and ending April 23, 2024. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed