Judiciary, Division A

2019 Regular Session

Judiciary, Division A

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 4
Good Policy
Veterans; establish a permissive preference in private employment for certain veterans. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows business owners to practice preferential discrimination when hiring veterans. When consumers decide which businesses will succeed or fail, the resulting profit motive will greatly reduce discrimination unrelated to job performance and reward those who put the interest of their customers first.
HB 21
Neutral
Utility worker; killing of shall be capital murder. Dead
Analysis: All residents of the state should be afforded the same equal protection of the law for murder regardless of job description.
HB 130
Good Policy
Parental Rights of Rapists; terminate for children conceived of rape. Dead
Analysis:
HB 260
Neutral
'Mississippi Joint Municipal Law Enforcement Act'; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill proposes to join municipal police departments within the same county. The sheriff already has power over the county. This could create additional tax burdens on one municipality to serve the interests of the other.
HB 334
Good Policy
Mental health courts; authorize to be established throughout the state. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to reduce the unintended consequences of harsh punishments on people with mental illness. This bill seeks to rehabilitate rather than incarcerate people with mental illnesses by reducing their potential punishment with rehabilitation.
HB 390
Good Policy
The MS Church Protection Act; clarify that 'qualified retired law enforcement' are eligible for immunity as members of a church security program. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to allow add qualified law enforcement officers to the class of citizens immune from civil liability for being members of a church security program. Currently, churches that exercise their right to have a security program must have firearm permits for their security members to be immune from civil liability. This raises concerns as churches which do not register armed members with the state are not immune from civil liability.
HB 397
Bad Policy
Firearms; authorize seizing law enforcement agency to use proceeds. Dead
Analysis: This law seeks to sell firearms confiscated during a crime after a conviction in a court of law. Originally, the proceeds could only be used for bullet proof vests. This expands the power of the state by allowing the seizing law enforcement agency to use the proceeds in any way they see fit. Law enforcement should be funded by the legislature, not from confiscations.
HB 571
Good Policy
Commercial sexual exploitation of children; decriminalize for minors and improve response and support services of government agencies to. Alive
Analysis: This bill clarifies that minors (under the age of 18) can not be arrested for certain misdemeanor offenses. This is good for liberty because those minors who may have been victims of human trafficking will be more willing to contact law enforcement and expose the adults exploiting them.
HB 626
Good Policy
CON: provide for direct appeals to Court of Appeals of Department of Health orders pertaining to. Alive
Analysis: This bill reduces the power of the state to deny the construction of hospitals. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on healthcare, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through regulations.
HB 777
Neutral
Revised Mississippi Law on Notarial Acts; create and repeal existing statutes on notaries public. Dead
Analysis: This bill repeals and adds regulations on notaries. While this bill does allow for electronic notarization, the state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations.
HB 836
Neutral
Oakley Youth Development Center; require to have physical custody of child within certain time frame when child ordered to. Dead
Analysis: This bill states that children not younger than 12 who are ordered to the Youth Development Center shall be admitted within 5 days. Also all persons admitted to the practice of law in Mississippi shall be permitted to observe youth court hearings but all such persons must sign an oath of confidentiality upon entering the courtroom.
HB 869
Good Policy
Private project construction bonds; regulate. Alive
Analysis: This bill creates private bonds so that construction contractors can get paid based on the proceeds of the bond. This is supposed to reduce instances of nonpayment. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations
HB 870
Good Policy
County prosecuting attorneys; clarify that such attorneys may provide representation in civil cases. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows county prosecutors to practice civil law.
HB 904
Neutral
Third Circuit Court District; remove residency requirements for judicial office. Alive
Analysis:
HB 925
Bad Policy
Vehicle service contracts; revise definitions for laws regulating. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to regulate Vehicle Service Contracts. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing 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.
HB 962
Good Policy
Covenants requiring payments of a fee upon transfer of real property; clarify exceptions to. Alive
Analysis: This bill clarifies which associations are allowed to collect fees on an owners property. While this is a step in the right direction, the state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through regulations
HB 1004
Bad Policy
Graves and abandoned public cemeteries; create process to enter and exit without landowner's permission. Dead
Analysis: This bill creates concerns in regards to property rights.
HB 1067
Good Policy
Youth court; revise who may attend hearings and require to send certain monthly cumulative data to Administrative Office of Courts. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to allow all persons admitted to the practice of law in Mississippi to observe youth court hearings. It requires all such persons ri sign an oath of confidentiality upon entering the courtroom.
HB 1069
Good Policy
Mississippi Real Estate Commission; revise provisions related to. Dead
Analysis: This bill protects consumer rights by allowing for people to use a court of competent jurisdiction to stay a decision by the real estate commission, if the appeal is made within 30 days of the commissions decision.
HB 1075
Neutral
Felony abuse of a vulnerable person; expand crime to include the willful infliction of severe mental anguish. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to protect the handicapped from abuse by making the infliction of severe mental anguish a felony. The state should not base felonies on something as subjective as mental anguish.
HB 1084
Good Policy
Drug Court; revise certification schedule. Dead
Analysis: A certified adult felony drug court in existence on December 31, 2018, must submit a recertification petition by July 31, 2019 and a certified youth, misdemeanor, family or chancery drug court in existence on December 31, 2018, must submit a recertification petition by July 31, 2020, and be recertified pursuant to the requirements of this section by December 31, 2020.
HB 1096
Good Policy
Grandparent visitation; revise requirements to file petition. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases the courts discretion to award attorneys fees to the prevailing party in custody cases. Previously, the grandparents could not be awarded attorneys fees.
HB 1149
Neutral
MS Electronic Court System; require all courts to utilize. Dead
Analysis: Each circuit, chancery and county court in this state shall allow all pleadings and other papers to be served, filed, signed or verified by electronic means in conformity with the Mississippi Electronic Court System procedures by July 1, 2021.
HB 1152
Bad Policy
Electronic communication service provider; prohibit disclosure of information concerning certain subpoenas and search warrants except under limited circumstances. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to address child porn and related crimes by allowing a district attorney, someone in charge of a law enforcement agency, or the Attorney General to provide a written certification when presenting a warrant to an internet service provider which would allow for them to search through an alleged criminal's internet files while not disclosing the warrant to the alleged criminal. This raises concerns as it does not require that any additional warrants for searching through additional documents for 90-180 days so long as the document is on the internet. While child porn and related crimes are a serious problem, this bill essentially allows the state to circumvent the need for warrants on anything related to the internet by secretly issuing a warrant to an internet service provider and then not seeking additional warrants for additional searches for 90-180 days.
HB 1268
Good Policy
Appeal from judgment by a county or municipal authority; revise standard of construction for determining constitutionality. Dead
Analysis: This bill would clarify some confusion in the law regarding time limitations for constitutional litigation brought by those whose rights have been threatened by government action. This would protect and advance constitutional rights in Mississippi
HB 1284
Good Policy
Fresh Start Act of 2019; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows for people with criminal convictions to get a license to work unless their criminal record directly affects the licensed job.
HB 1285
Neutral
GAP (Guard and Protect vulnerable children and adults) Act; revise guardianship and conservatorship laws. Dead
Analysis: This bill rewrites so much law that it must be read in its entirety.
HB 1289
Bad Policy
The Law Enforcement Identity Protection Act; create to protect the identities of officers involved in fatalities until investigation is complete. Dead
Analysis: This bill decreases government transparency for law enforcement officers by creating a midemeaner offense for releasing information as to the identity of a law enforcement officer under investigation by the MBI for killing an individual while on or off duty. This raises free speech concerns.
HB 1300
Bad Policy
The Sexual Assault Response Act; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill makes universities into courts. Sexual assault is already illegal and the courts already exist to handle the cases.
HB 1309
Good Policy
Summary Courts-martial; decision to grant a trial is reserved to the special or general courts-martial convening authority. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1311
Neutral
Mississippi Code of Military Justice; increase certain fines provided for commanding officer's nonjudicial punishment. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1337
Neutral
Youth Court Act; implement recommendations of supreme court commission on children's justice. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to implement changes to the law from the supreme court commission on childrens justice.
HB 1352
Good Policy
Criminal Justice Reform Act; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill renames Drug Courts as Intervention Courts and seeks to use corrections resources more effectively by redirecting prison-bound offenders whose criminal conduct is driven in part by drug and alcohol dependence to intensive supervision and clinical treatment available in the intervention court. The goal is to have less people prosecuted for vices in prison and instead rehabilitate them to be productive members of society. An amendment adds that one may petition a justice, county, circuit or municipal court to expunge the record of any case in which the person was acquitted or found not guilty at trial.
HB 1375
Neutral
Wills; revise the procedures that regulate administration of. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to regulate laws on inheriting property. The state should enforce contracts, not limit contracts.
HB 1425
Neutral
Uniform Probate and Trust Codes; enact portions. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to regulate laws on inheriting property.
HB 1530
Good Policy
Employment; clarify that franchisee and franchisee's employees are not employee of franchisor. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to clarify that neither a franchisee nor a franchisees employee shall be deemed to be an employee of the franchisor for any purpose. While possibly a necessary clarification, the state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations
HB 1547
Good Policy
Controlled substances; revise Schedules I, II, and V. Alive
Analysis: This bill adds Fentanyl to the schedule 1 drugs and makes Marijuana regulated by the state for medical purposes a schedule 5 drug. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit rights and willing business opportunities through licensing and regulations. A study committee for whether hemp should be legalized is created. Hemp would greatly enrich the state.
HB 1581
Good Policy
Firearms; clarify that courtroom includes a judge's chamber, witness room and jury room. Alive
Analysis: This bill clarifies that courtrooms do not include the hallways, courtroom entrances, courthouse grounds, lobbies, corridors, or other areas within a courthouse which are generally open to the public for the transaction of business outside of an active judicial proceeding and those with an enhanced carry permit may exercise their privilege to bear arms in said areas.
SB 2001
Not Rated
Munchausen by proxy; constitutes child and elder abuse. Dead
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SB 2013
Not Rated
Youth court records; parents have right to redacted copies. Dead
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SB 2014
Good Policy
Domestic abuse; allow protection of pets in a protection order. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows for inside pets, cats and dogs, to be protected by a domestic abuse protection order. The bill clarifies that the pet may be taken by the person seeking the protection order.
SB 2015
Not Rated
Immigration workforce violations; employers using temporary workers held accountable. Dead
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SB 2018
Not Rated
Guardianship; clarify a parent's right to nominate a guardian in TPR proceedings and clarify the fictive kin disposition alternative. Dead
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SB 2022
Not Rated
Female genital mutilation; prohibit and create civil cause of action. Dead
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SB 2035
Not Rated
Statute of limitations; except sexual battery without regard to victim's age. Dead
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SB 2038
Not Rated
Drug court; unsuccessful participants must serve time in original jurisdiction. Dead
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SB 2045
Not Rated
Birth certificate; adoptee may obtain certified copy of original after age 21. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2052
Not Rated
Veterans; establish a permissive preference in private employment for certain veterans. Dead
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SB 2059
Not Rated
Concealed carry license; revise renewal of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2065
Not Rated
False report of child abuse or neglect; provide criminal penalties and civil liability. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2067
Not Rated
Concealed carry permit holders; names of those revoked not confidential. Dead
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SB 2069
Not Rated
Mississippi Uniform Power of Attorney Act; create. Dead
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SB 2070
Not Rated
Guardian ad litem fees; failure to pay enforced as any other civil debt. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2071
Not Rated
Concealed-carry license; 18-year-old with instructor certification qualifies for enhanced. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2074
Not Rated
Vaccine safety; SDH require vaccine information statements to be supplied to individual receiving the vaccination. Dead
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SB 2094
Not Rated
Refugee resettlement; impose civil liability on sponsor organizations under certain circumstances. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2095
Not Rated
Illegal immigration; Attorney General to seek federal reimbursement of costs incurred by state. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2099
Not Rated
Federal Firearm, Magazine and Register Ban Enforcement Act; create. Dead
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SB 2101
Not Rated
Kennels; require permit and impose animal health standards. Dead
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SB 2105
Not Rated
Concealed carry permit; revise term and fee. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2106
Not Rated
Highways; person may cross a public road or highway on an all-terrain vehicle. Dead
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SB 2107
Not Rated
Statutory rape; raise age of consent. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2108
Good Policy
Re-entry and employability; implement mechanisms to provide. Dead
Analysis: This bill keeps the state from suspending driver’s licenses for people charged with unrelated drug offenses and also improves drug courts. This bill aims to help promote employment among those who have had an interaction with the criminal justice system. This bill will increase employment opportunities and provide significant cost savings to the state.
SB 2109
Not Rated
Officer-involved death; require investigation and appointment of special prosecutor. Dead
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SB 2115
Not Rated
Prohibition against certain real property covenants; revise. Dead
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SB 2120
Not Rated
Opioid and other controlled substances epidemic; provide enhanced penalties. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2134
Not Rated
Towing; limit charges. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2141
Bad Policy
Terroristic threat; create offense of. Alive
Analysis: This bill creates additional punishments for already existing crimes. The state should seek to protect schools, not create additional prison time that would impose an additional tax burden on residents of the state.
SB 2149
Not Rated
Death penalty; eliminate for persons with certain intellectual disabilities. Dead
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SB 2163
Not Rated
Hate crimes; revise delineation of victim. Dead
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SB 2164
Not Rated
Access to children's records; require release to member of Legislature per release form. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2176
Not Rated
Statutory rape; relieve children who are close in age from criminal responsibility. Dead
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SB 2177
Not Rated
Statutory rape; must be knowing and willful. Dead
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SB 2186
Not Rated
Age of consent; revise a principal's responsibility to report a teacher/student sexual relationship. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2188
Not Rated
DUI; eliminate nonadjudication option. Dead
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SB 2197
Not Rated
Youth court judges; strengthen powers and revise penalties for minors possessing weapons. Dead
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SB 2199
Not Rated
Justice court; revise jurisdictional amount. Dead
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SB 2203
Not Rated
DUI; revise violations of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2208
Not Rated
Tax title; clarify subsequent suit to quiet and confirm. Dead
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SB 2212
Not Rated
Capital offense; include murders committed at churches and schools. Dead
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SB 2223
Not Rated
County jail census data; facilitate availability of. Dead
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SB 2235
Not Rated
Oaths; officers authorized to administer. Dead
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SB 2236
Not Rated
DUI; ignition-interlock mandatory for third and subsequent offense. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2263
Not Rated
Hunting on streets and railroads; clarify prohibition on. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2281
Not Rated
Public trust tidelands; provide a procedure for the removal of submerged logs from. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2287
Not Rated
Crimes of violence; revise list of offenses designated as such. Dead
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SB 2296
Not Rated
Electronic citation systems; transition all law enforcement agencies to a compatible system. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2297
Not Rated
Disabilities; authorize designation of certain on driver's licenses or I.D. cards. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2299
Not Rated
Drug court; clarify eligibility for. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2302
Not Rated
Fourth Circuit Court District; clarify precinct composition of subdistricts. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2305
Good Policy
Human trafficking; increase certain penalties. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to clarify and change the laws in regards to human trafficking and involuntary servitude. It significantly increases the penalties from 5 to 30 of years of prison to 20 years to life in prison for forced labor or sex trafficking of a minor.
SB 2313
Not Rated
Firearm; outlaw open carry of weapons at parades and demonstrations. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2314
Not Rated
Habitual offender; revise sentencing. Dead
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SB 2315
Not Rated
Habitual offender; revise sentencing. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2316
Not Rated
Violent habitual offender; revise. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2328
Bad Policy
Forensic Mental Health Act of 2019; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill provides for people who have been charged with a felony and have been judged to be mentally incompetent to be civilly committed to a mental hospital. If and when they are released, their alleged victims or a family member are to be notified. Everyone should be equal before the law.
SB 2333
Not Rated
Youth court; revise jurisdiction of for certain cases involving juveniles in possession of firearms. Dead
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SB 2334
Not Rated
Mississippi Pay Equity Act; prohibit wage discrimination based on gender. Dead
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SB 2335
Not Rated
Overdose death or serious bodily injury; fix criminal liability for unlawful distribution. Dead
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SB 2337
Not Rated
Violent habitual offender; require bifurcated trial. Dead
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SB 2338
Not Rated
Habitual offender; revise sentencing under. Dead
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SB 2341
Not Rated
Landlord-tenant law; revise. Dead
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SB 2343
Not Rated
Youth court; revise transfer to circuit court. Dead
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SB 2344
Not Rated
Drug courts; amend criteria for participation in. Dead
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SB 2347
Not Rated
Habitual offender; prior felonies more than 10 years prior not counted in calculation. Dead
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SB 2351
Not Rated
Habitual offender; revise sentencing as. Dead
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SB 2353
Not Rated
Cooperatives; provide for the incorporation of. Dead
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SB 2371
Not Rated
Community Policing and Transparency Act; create body-worn camera policy standards. Dead
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SB 2390
Not Rated
Mississippi Code of Military Justice; expand the scope of persons who may be tried or punished under. Dead
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SB 2396
Not Rated
Uniform Controlled Substances Act; revise Schedules I, II and V. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2399
Not Rated
Third Circuit Court District; revise residency requirement. Dead
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SB 2400
Good Policy
County coroners; may contract with a private pathologist to perform autopsies. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows a pilot program to use private forensic pathologists to perform autopsies beginning July 1, 2019 until June 30, 2022, in Lee, Itawamba, Warren and Harrison counties. This bill decreases the regulatory burden on state employees by allowing the private sector to provide services.
SB 2403
Not Rated
Mediation; required in lawsuits between political subdivisions. Dead
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SB 2413
Not Rated
Workers' compensation; increase maximum total recovery and remove cap on permanent total disability compensation. Dead
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SB 2414
Not Rated
Mississippi Civil Rights Act; enact. Dead
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SB 2416
Not Rated
Misdemeanants; may not possess a weapon under certain circumstances. Dead
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SB 2418
Not Rated
Community Policing and Transparency Act; create body-worn camera policy standards. Dead
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SB 2424
Not Rated
Divorce; rebuttable presumption of joint custody of minor children. Dead
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SB 2433
Not Rated
Cockfighting; offense to conduct, train or attend. Dead
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SB 2468
Not Rated
DUI; nonadjudication of a first offense for CDL holder who was not operating a commercial vehicle. Dead
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SB 2469
Not Rated
Debtor exemptions; include personal injury settlement alongside already exempt personal injury judgment. Dead
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SB 2472
Not Rated
Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Prevention Act; create. Dead
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SB 2484
Not Rated
School property; ban texting and vaping on. Dead
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SB 2485
Not Rated
Mississippi Pregnant Workers Fairness Act; create. Dead
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SB 2487
Not Rated
Habitual offender; revise computation of prior offenses. Dead
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SB 2489
Not Rated
Youthful offenses; revise when may be tried in circuit court. Dead
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SB 2491
Good Policy
Drug courts; revise time frame of recertification. Alive
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SB 2498
Not Rated
Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics; authorize to dispose of nonforfeited property when unclaimed. Dead
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SB 2499
Not Rated
E-cigarettes; ban in schools. Dead
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SB 2504
Not Rated
Child advocacy centers; immunity from civil liability. Dead
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SB 2513
Not Rated
Paternity; clarify circumstances under which putative father cannot contest. Dead
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SB 2514
Not Rated
Child support; duty to pay suspended upon incarceration for a felony. Dead
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SB 2515
Not Rated
Wildlife Trafficking Prevention Act; enact. Dead
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SB 2516
Not Rated
Public benefits; agencies administering programs for must verify lawful presence in U.S. of applicants for. Dead
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SB 2525
Good Policy
Advocate confidentiality law; protect certain information held by rape crisis and domestic violence programs. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows for advocates, people with training to help victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual abuse, to keep victims information confidential for their well being.
SB 2527
Not Rated
Elections; authorize procedures to promote full investigation and detection of election law violations. Dead
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SB 2528
Bad Policy
Intimate visual material; create civil and criminal liability for unlawful disclosure or promotion of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2529
Not Rated
Divorce; bona fide separation as a ground for. Dead
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SB 2550
Not Rated
Habitual offender sentencing; revise. Dead
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SB 2559
Not Rated
Compulsory school attendance law; criminal penalties for parents who do not make their children available for registration. Dead
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SB 2561
Neutral
Domestic abuse protection orders; revise appellate procedure. Alive
Analysis: This bill amends 93-21-15, the Temporary Domestic Abuse Protection Order (TDAPO) appeal process, by creating code section 93-21-15.1. This bill also makes TDAPO effective in the other 49 United States, territories, and tribal lands. 93-21-13 is amended to clarify that those seeking emergency relief shall not have their case delayed by being directed to another court and that the de novo appeal process is revised. However, Emergency Domestic Abuse Protection Orders (EDAPO) are only valid for 10 days or until a hearing may be held, and may be extended for no more than 20 day. Further, EDAPO are said to be made effective in the other 49 United States, territories, and tribal lands. (Note: The issue of whether other states would have to recognize and enforce such orders, under the Full Faith and Credit Clause of Article IV, Section 1 of the United States Constitution, would be up to the courts to decide. Protection orders issued in one state are generally recognized by other states). Additionally, Procedures for an appeal of the issuance or denial of a final domestic abuse protection order are set forth in Section 93-21-15.1.
SB 2568
Not Rated
Keyaurdra's Law; require unique identifying mark on bullet casings. Dead
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SB 2576
Good Policy
Fraudulent reports; Child Protection Services may divulge information under certain circumstances. Alive
Analysis: This bill clarifies when CPS may reveal the identity of someone who made a false allegation of abuse or neglect.
SB 2581
Not Rated
Domesticated dog and cat cruelty; revise. Dead
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SB 2582
Not Rated
Dog and cat abuse; conform reporting to FBI guidelines. Dead
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SB 2583
Not Rated
Voluntary search; require officers to obtain written consent. Dead
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SB 2585
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; develop mental health training standards for. Dead
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SB 2596
Not Rated
Good samaritan immunity from liability law; extend to architects and engineers who volunteer during disasters. Dead
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SB 2597
Not Rated
Tenth Circuit Court District; create subdistrict and additional judge. Dead
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SB 2613
Not Rated
Sentencing; court may consider mental health issues. Dead
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SB 2620
Not Rated
Flame-retardant chemicals; prohibit children's products or upholstered residential furniture containing certain amounts of. Dead
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SB 2628
Not Rated
Railroad grade crossings; prohibit obstruction of vehicular traffic for more than 20 consecutive minutes at grade crossings. Dead
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SB 2630
Not Rated
Drug offenders; clarify parole eligibility. Dead
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SB 2634
Not Rated
Appeal bond; set the maximum amount for appeals from decisions of local governments as to taxes. Dead
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SB 2638
Not Rated
Firearms; prohibit state cooperation with federal effort to ban. Dead
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SB 2640
Not Rated
Wards; court may order disbursement of funds under certain circumstances. Dead
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SB 2641
Not Rated
Professional bail agent license; exempt law enforcement officers from certain licensing requirements. Dead
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SB 2643
Not Rated
Marijuana; allow medical use by seriously ill patients under doctor's supervision. Dead
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SB 2651
Not Rated
Drug courts; persons placed on earned-release supervision, parole or post-release supervision may participate in. Dead
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SB 2652
Not Rated
Texting while driving; revise penalty when resulting in death or injury. Dead
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SB 2653
Not Rated
Vexatious Litigant Law; enact. Dead
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SB 2655
Not Rated
Environmental justice; require meaningful involvement of all people in siting process. Dead
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SB 2656
Not Rated
MS Tort Claims Act; revise exemptions on certain claims for property damages resulting from a motor vehicle accident. Dead
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SB 2671
Not Rated
Firearms Protection Act; create. Dead
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SB 2672
Not Rated
'Mississippi Second Amendment Preservation Act'; enact. Dead
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SB 2673
Not Rated
Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act; create. Dead
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SB 2674
Not Rated
Mississippi Firearms Freedom Act; create. Dead
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SB 2679
Good Policy
Mississippi Code of Military Justice; increase certain fines provided for commanding officer's nonjudicial punishment. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2680
Good Policy
Summary courts-martial; decision to grant a trial is reserved to the special or general court-martial convening authority. Alive
Analysis: This bill conforms to the UCMJ updated on Jan 1, 2019.
SB 2692
Not Rated
Dog and cat abuse; create statewide online registry of offenders. Dead
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SB 2709
Not Rated
Juvenile Tobacco Access Prevention Act of 1997; revise. Dead
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SB 2710
Not Rated
Felonies; augment those that may be expunged. Dead
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SB 2712
Not Rated
Simple possession of controlled substances; revise certain. Dead
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SB 2713
Not Rated
Conviction; clarify subsequent for certain crimes and post-conviction relief. Dead
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SB 2714
Not Rated
Intervention courts; create. Dead
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SB 2716
Good Policy
Landlord/tenant act; clarify eviction and stay of proceedings. Alive
Analysis: This bill protects property rights by clarifying the procedures for eviction. The state should cut taxes and regulations so that rent is more affordable.
SB 2721
Not Rated
Driver's license suspension; revise. Dead
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SB 2722
Not Rated
Revised Mississippi Law on Notarial Acts; create and repeal existing statutes on notaries public. Dead
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SB 2724
Not Rated
Wrongful conviction; revise terms of payment for. Dead
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SB 2727
Not Rated
Electronic communication service providers; confidentiality of certain legal process. Dead
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SB 2729
Not Rated
Uniform Probate and Trust Codes; enact portions. Dead
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SB 2740
Not Rated
Tidelands; require a lease for commercial harvesting of submerged logs. Dead
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SB 2750
Not Rated
Private project construction bonds; provide regulation of. Dead
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SB 2754
Bad Policy
Critical infrastructure; define crimes of impeding and trespassing against. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to change the law regarding trespassing by creating code 97-25-59. It inserts the government where private individuals and institutions could reasonably work together. Trespassing on others property is already a crime. While this law could lead to abuse, Section 1(4)(b) states that nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit lawful commercial or recreational activities conducted in the open or unconfined areas around a pipeline, including, but not limited to, fishing, hunting, boating and birdwatching. However, Section 1(b)(xv) leaves questions as to how one may be additionally fined for allegedly trespassing when on reservoirs, with the Ross Barnett Reservoir in mind.
SB 2757
Not Rated
County-operated mental health courts and cash bail bonds; authorize. Dead
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SB 2771
Not Rated
'Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act'; repeal. Dead
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SB 2776
Not Rated
Healthy and Safe Families and Workplace Act; create. Dead
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SB 2777
Not Rated
Healthy Families and Workplaces Act; create. Dead
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SB 2778
Not Rated
Driver's license suspension; revise. Dead
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SB 2784
Not Rated
Virtual pornographic images; prohibit. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2791
Good Policy
Re-entry and employability; implement mechanisms to provide. Dead
Analysis: This bill keeps the state from suspending driver’s licenses for people charged with unrelated drug offenses and also improves drug courts. This bill aims to help promote employment among those who have had an interaction with the criminal justice system. This bill will increase employment opportunities and provide significant cost savings to the state. Municipal Courts now charge a $50 fee for expungements instead of doing them if there was no conviction, if the charges were dropped, or if the case dismissed.
SB 2793
Not Rated
Drug courts; become problem-solving courts. Dead
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SB 2794
Not Rated
Drug courts; become problem-solving courts. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2795
Not Rated
Temporary day workers; protect labor and employment rights of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2814
Not Rated
Coupons or price-reduction instruments for the purchase of certain tobacco products and vapor products; prohibit. Dead
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SB 2819
Not Rated
Vehicle service contracts; revise definitions to clarify the services covered. Dead
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SB 2824
Not Rated
County jail census data; facilitate availability of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2828
Neutral
GAP (Guard and Protect vulnerable children and adults) Act; revise guardianship and conservatorship laws. Alive
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SB 2830
Not Rated
Crimes of violence; require jury finding to classify certain felony offenses as. Dead
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SB 2837
Not Rated
Sex offender registration; require homeless offenders to provide specific description of place of residence. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2840
Good Policy
Youth Court Act; implement recommendations of Supreme Court's Commission on Children's Justice. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to implement changes to the law from the supreme court commission on childrens justice.
SB 2843
Not Rated
Firearms restraining order; create the extreme risk protection order. Dead
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SB 2845
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require for employees of opposite sex in the same work establishment. Dead
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SB 2860
Not Rated
Executors and administrators; revise. Dead
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SB 2868
Not Rated
Weapons; revise employer-imposed parking prohibition. Dead
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SB 2874
Not Rated
Equine riders; require helmet for certain minors. Dead
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SB 2886
Not Rated
Wrongful conviction; revise terms of payment for. Dead
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SB 2910
Not Rated
Evelyn Gandy Fair Pay Act; create. Dead
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SB 2914
Not Rated
Landlord/tenant act; clarify eviction and stay of proceedings. Dead
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SB 2915
Not Rated
Supporting and Strengthening Families Act; revise. Dead
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SB 2923
Not Rated
Driver's education; require for drivers under age 17. Dead
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SB 2925
Not Rated
Voluntary physicians serving at public school athletic events; SBE implement program and provide tort immunity for physicians. Dead
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SB 2927
Not Rated
Second chances; create Back-to-Work Act. Dead
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SB 2935
Not Rated
Commission on Marine Resources; authorize to revoke a license for unpaid fines. Dead
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SB 2937
Not Rated
Commission on Marine Resources; clarify authority to revoke permits and endorsements issued under regulatory programs. Dead
Analysis:
SC 537
Good Policy
Constitution; to provide constitutional protection for the legal medical use of marijuana. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to amend the Constitution of Mississippi to protect marijuana use. Additional interest is found in the Constitution of Mississippi via Article 3, Section 14 and the 5th, 9th, and 14th amendments to the US Constitution.
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed