Public Health and Welfare

2019 Regular Session

Public Health and Welfare

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 584
Bad Policy
MS Qualified Health Center Grant Program; extend authority to make grants under. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to solve the problems of increasingly higher healthcare costs by leaving residents dependent on a decreasing revenue stream of taxes. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on healthcare, not limit contracts and willing business opportunities through licensing, regulations, and taxation.
HB 702
Good Policy
Cottage food operation; increase maximum annual gross sales to $35,000.00 and authorize to advertise over the Internet. Dead
Analysis: This bill relaxes regulations on cottage food operations by clarifying that they are not restricted from advertisement over the internet and by increasing the annual gross sales cutoff to be a cottage food operation from $20,000 to $35,000. There are many states where there are no restriction on the amount, which should be the goal.
HB 714
Good Policy
Department of Human Services & Department of Child Protection Services; extend repealers on exemptions from certain state agency regulations. Alive
Analysis: This bill extends repealers on additional regulations on information technology for DHS and CPS. The purpose is to protect sensitive personal information.
HB 732
Good Policy
Abortion; prohibit when heartbeat is detected. Dead
Analysis:
HB 798
Good Policy
Physician Assistants; delete repealer on authority for issuance of temporary license to applicants in master's degree program. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to increase the number of licensed physicians assistants by extending a repealer so that people in a masters program can use a temporary license.
HB 977
Good Policy
Nonresident physicians; allow athletic team physicians to provide treatment to players at sporting events in MS. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1048
Good Policy
Hemodialysis technicians; provide for registration under State Board of Health. Alive
Analysis: This bill changes the authority to grant licenses from the State Board of Nursing to the State Board of Health. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on healthcare, not restrict access to healthcare providers.
HB 1117
Good Policy
Child abuse; require CPS to notify applicable military installation family adovacy program in certain cases. Alive
Analysis: This bill requires Department of Child Protection Services to notify the applicable military installation family advocacy program of a report of child abuse or neglect if the accused is on Active Duty.
HB 1147
Good Policy
Department of Human Services; extend repealers on certain sections relating to. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1226
Bad Policy
Pharmacy Board; authorize to conduct criminal background checks on wholesale distributors. Alive
Analysis: The state should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on healthcare, not subject employment to the conditional approval of the state. Criminals should be in prison already. 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 safety of their patients first.
HB 1313
Neutral
Emergency medical technicians; revise definition of EMT-advanced. Alive
Analysis: This bill changes the regulatory framework to remove the specifications for an emergency medical technician- advanced. It is not clear whether this decreases or increases regulations.
HB 1460
Good Policy
Hospice; allow medical directors to prescribe controlled substances for pain for terminally ill patients without in person visit. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows the experts to do their job in prescribing medication for terminally ill patients who are in pain.
HB 1519
Good Policy
Nurses; authorize Board of Nursing to establish an alternative to discipline program for licensees with certain impairment. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to retain licensed nurses with drug or mental health problems by having them going through an alternative disciplinary program not more than once every five years. The purpose is for rehabilitation.
SB 2008
Not Rated
Podiatric medicine; revise definition of to include ankle care. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2012
Bad Policy
Lien for burn care; delete repeal clause. Alive
Analysis: This bill deletes a repealer. This bill allows for burn care hospitals to put liens against the causes of burns without necessarily affording due process.
SB 2017
Neutral
Mississippi Department of Human Services; extend repealers. Dead
Analysis: This bill extends repealers on the State Department of Public Welfare. While the state should seek to reduce instances of poverty by reducing taxes and regulations, until the market is free enough to absorb those who depend on tax funded welfare, the organization provides relief to those who are subject to the states taxes and regulations in the market.
SB 2032
Good Policy
Health Care CON review; party requesting or appealing a hearing on application is responsible for costs and attorney fees. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2037
Not Rated
'Emergency Medical Services Do Not Resuscitate Order-Bracelet Act'; enact. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2040
Not Rated
Certified nurse practitioners; no physician supervision required if over 3,600 hours of clinical practice. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2042
Not Rated
Adult day care facilities; define for licensure reimbursement purposes. Dead
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SB 2048
Good Policy
Child abuse; require CPS to notify applicable military installation family advocacy program in certain cases. Dead
Analysis: This bill requires Department of Child Protection Services to notify the applicable military installation family advocacy program of a report of child abuse or neglect if the accused is on Active Duty.
SB 2057
Not Rated
Nursing home care; authorize nursing home resident or representative to have monitoring device installed in room. Dead
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SB 2060
Not Rated
Naturopathic medicine; provide for the licensing of practitioners. Dead
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SB 2061
Not Rated
SREB contract program; students who graduate from out-of-state optometry colleges not required to practice in Mississippi. Dead
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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 2113
Not Rated
Chemical endangerment of a child or fetus; create crime of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2116
Good Policy
Abortion; prohibit an abortion of an unborn human individual with a detectable heartbeat. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2130
Good Policy
Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services; change statutory references. Dead
Analysis: This bill updates language in relation to the MDCPS.
SB 2170
Not Rated
Use of public or grant funds for abortion or family planning services; strictly prohibit. Dead
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SB 2171
Not Rated
'Mississippi Unborn Infants Dignity Act'; enact. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2196
Bad Policy
Mississippi Foster Care Fund; provide an additional assessment on drug/alcohol violations for foster care programs. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes state to create the Mississippi Foster Care Fund, to be administered by the Attorney General. The fund allows taxes to be invested to accrue interest which puts it at risk of losing the principle investment. The state should use taxes to fund programs and should reduce taxes and regulations so that the private sector can fund these types of programs.
SB 2209
Not Rated
MS Department of Child Protection Services; require certain reporting by. Dead
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SB 2248
Not Rated
Voluntary health services without fee; add professions and provide for continuing education. Dead
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SB 2252
Not Rated
Child Protection Services social worker interviews with parents or children; require video and audio recordings. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2254
Not Rated
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA); no physician supervision required after two years of practice in good standing. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2327
Not Rated
CON for nursing facility in any underserved minority zip code area in the state; authorize. Dead
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SB 2336
Not Rated
Health insurance policies; require coverage for colorectal cancer examinations. Dead
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SB 2349
Not Rated
Marijuana; legalize. Dead
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SB 2358
Not Rated
Marijuana; allow medical use by seriously ill patients, including service-connected PTSD. Dead
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SB 2362
Not Rated
Mississippi Board of Nursing; authorize to establish alternative disciplinary sanctions for certain licensees. Dead
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SB 2363
Not Rated
Mississippi Qualified Health Center Grant Program; State Department of Health extend grant period. Dead
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SB 2364
Not Rated
State Board of Dental Examiners regulatory authority; bring forward. Dead
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SB 2365
Good Policy
Pharmacy Practice Act; define biological/interchangeable product. Alive
Analysis: This bill defines biological product in relation to pharmacies. The purpose is to expand the availability of medicine by allowing products biologically similar to medicines which would already by prescribed.
SB 2366
Not Rated
Team physicians for out-of-state athletic teams; authorize practice in Mississippi. Dead
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SB 2385
Not Rated
Dental hygienists; authorize to provide services to patients under general supervision of dentists under certain conditions. Dead
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SB 2389
Not Rated
School-entry health examinations; require in all public schools. Dead
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SB 2391
Not Rated
Mississippi Automated Substance Tracking System (MAST); authorize State Board of Pharmacy to implement. Dead
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SB 2409
Not Rated
Advanced practice registered nurses; revise certain provisions relating to and delete requirement to practice in collaborative. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2427
Bad Policy
Mississippi Health Information Network (MS-HIN); extend repealer. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to extend a repealer on the MS Health Information Network. This duplicates services found in the free market while using additional taxes for funding. The state should enforce contracts and rights, not limit economic activity through regulation, taxes, and fees.
SB 2461
Not Rated
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; authorize Department of Human Services to issue photo EBT Cards. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2462
Good Policy
Baby Drop-off Law; revise certain definitions. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to help children of parents who are unable or unwilling to raise their child. The bill raises the age that babies can be dropped off without legal consequences from 72 hours old to 7 days old. This is intended to be a preferable option to abortion.
SB 2488
Not Rated
Food establishment annual permit fees; clarify exemption on persons who produce, sell and package raw honey. Dead
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SB 2492
Not Rated
Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure; revise membership and terms of office. Dead
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SB 2494
Not Rated
Water systems; require certain notifications for boil water notices and violations of drinking water quality standards. Dead
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SB 2501
Not Rated
Pharmacy licensure applicants; clarify criminal records check process. Dead
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SB 2512
Not Rated
Eyebrow threading; exempt from Cosmetology Licensure Law. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2524
Good Policy
Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Residency Program; include psychiatry students. Alive
Analysis: This bill extends the scholarship to includes residents in psychiatry. While the State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on healthcare, to the extent that the state does offer tax funded scholarships, those scholarships should be open to all fields of medicine.
SB 2526
Not Rated
Mississippi Department of Human Services GEN+ Act; enact. Dead
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SB 2556
Not Rated
Cosmetics; require disclosure of ingredients on manufacturer's website. Dead
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SB 2557
Not Rated
Consumer protection; restrict use of certain chemicals in food and food packaging. Dead
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SB 2567
Not Rated
Women's Economic Security Act of 2019; create. Dead
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SB 2584
Not Rated
Nursing education; unspent TANF funds shall be spent to pay expenses of persons enrolled as part of workforce training. Dead
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SB 2585
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; develop mental health training standards for. Dead
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SB 2587
Not Rated
Child Care Payment Program (CCPP) TANF grants; require minimum spending levels. Dead
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SB 2588
Not Rated
Mental Health Summit; establish. Dead
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SB 2591
Not Rated
Mississippi Critical Access Hospital Grant Program; establish. Dead
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SB 2611
Not Rated
TANF benefits; require applicants to participate in mandatory community service programs to qualify. 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 2648
Not Rated
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities; require to have working generators. Dead
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SB 2657
Not Rated
Any nursing home bed held in abeyance may be transferred to another nursing home based on need; authorize. Dead
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SB 2658
Not Rated
Barber Licensure Law; make technical amendments. Dead
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SB 2688
Not Rated
Abortion; prohibit an abortion of an unborn human individual with a detectable heartbeat. Dead
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SB 2689
Not Rated
Health insurance and telemedicine services; impose certain statutory conditions. Dead
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SB 2690
Not Rated
Health insurance and telemedicine services; impose certain statutory conditions. Dead
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SB 2691
Not Rated
Practice of medicine; revise definitions, licensure procedures and disciplinary procedures under the Medical Practice Act. Dead
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SB 2695
Not Rated
Child Care Development Fund (CCDF); require full funding of state match. Dead
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SB 2702
Not Rated
Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF); prohibit cooperation with child support enforcement. Dead
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SB 2707
Not Rated
Lactation professionals; authorize State Department of Health to license. Dead
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SB 2731
Not Rated
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program; transfer from State Department of Health to MS Department of Insurance. Dead
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SB 2738
Not Rated
Hemodialysis Technician Certification Program; transfer to State Board of Health. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2745
Not Rated
Opioid Crisis Intervention Act; create. Dead
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SB 2758
Not Rated
Licensure of Certified Diabetes Educators by the State Department of Health; provide for. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2762
Not Rated
State Board of Cosmetology; may administer student tests and increase certain fees. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2766
Good Policy
State Board of Cosmetology; may administer student tests. Alive
Analysis: The State Board of Cosmetology shall terminate its student testing contract with proper notice and shall be authorized to administer and monitor examinations for cosmetologists, estheticians, manicurists and instructors. This should decrease costs.
SB 2773
Not Rated
Licensure of Certified Diabetes Educators by the State Department of Health; provide for. Dead
Analysis:
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
Analysis:
SB 2847
Bad Policy
Tanning facility regulation; prohibit use by anyone under 18 years of age. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to prohibit children from using tanning facilities. The state should enforce rights, not police the nonviolent actions of children.
SB 2858
Not Rated
Sale of community hospital by owner; revise procedure for referendum by the electors prior to any bid or agreement. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2892
Good Policy
Community hospitals; revise provisions regarding service area and proposed sale of. Alive
Analysis: This bill expands the healthcare and business opportunities of community hospitals by allowing them to take care of patients in counties are parishes which border the county.
SN 14
Neutral
Dr. Lucius Marion (Luke) Lampton, Magnolia, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Health as a Licensed Physician, term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2025. Alive
Analysis:
SN 15
Neutral
Elayne Hayes Anthony, Ph.D., Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Health as an individual with a public health background who is not a medical doctor, term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2025. Alive
Analysis:
SN 17
Neutral
Dr. Rebecca Cox (Becky) Patton, Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Optometry, term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2024, representing the 4th Congressional District as it existed on January 1, 1980. Alive
Analysis:
SN 28
Neutral
Dr. Daniel Paul (Dan) Edney, M.D., Vicksburg, Mississippi, State Board of Medical Licensure as a physician from the 1st Supreme Court District, term beginning March 4, 2019 and ending June 30, 2022. Alive
Analysis:
SN 29
Not Rated
Dr. Kathryn G. (Kathy) Stanek, Carriere, Mississippi, Board of Chiropractic Examiners as a member engaged in the practice of chiropractic from the 4th Congressional District, term beginning October 18, 2018 and ending April 20, 2022. Alive
Analysis:
SN 30
Neutral
Dr. Susanne S. Cunningham, Columbus, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Optometry as the representative from the 2nd Congressional District as it existed on January 1, 1980, term beginning January 8, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 33
Neutral
Dr. Thomas Edward (Tom) Joiner, M.D., Brandon, Mississippi, State Board of Medical Licensure as a physician from the 1st Supreme Court District, term beginning February 20, 2019 and ending June 30, 2024. Alive
Analysis:
SN 36
Neutral
Ronnie Bagwell, Jr., Brandon, Mississippi, Board of Pharmacy as the At-Large Licensed Hospital Pharmacist, term beginning October 18, 2018 and ending June 30, 2020. Alive
Analysis:
SN 40
Neutral
Stanley Charles (Stan) Maynard, Starkville, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Nursing Home Administrators as the Nursing Home Administrator from the 3rd Supreme Court District, term beginning March 4, 2019 and ending June 25, 2022. Alive
Analysis:
SN 41
Neutral
Dr. Dorothey A. (Dottie) Pernell, Greenwood, Mississippi, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, five year term beginning April 21, 2019 and ending April 20, 2024, representing the 2nd Congressional District. Alive
Analysis:
SN 42
Neutral
Manda Sue Griffin, Houlka, Mississippi, Board of Mental Health as the Social Worker in the Mental Health Field representative, term beginning May 19, 2019 and ending June 30, 2025. Alive
Analysis:
SN 50
Neutral
Thomas George Bartlett, III, Collinsville, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Nursing Home Administrators as the Hospital Administrator representative, unexpired term beginning February 20, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, vice Mike Edwards. Alive
Analysis:
SN 52
Neutral
Dr. Samonia Lynn Etheridge, Port Gibson, Mississippi, Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors as the representative from the 2nd Congressional District as it existed on Jan. 1, 2002, term beginning Sept. 11, 2018 and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 59
Neutral
Henry Presley Posey, Flora, Mississippi, State Department of Rehabilitation Services as the Vocational Rehabilitation Client or Client's Parent representative, five year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2024. Alive
Analysis:
SN 64
Neutral
Dr. Victoria Shauwann Williams, Biloxi, Mississippi, State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors as the 4th Congressional District representative, term beginning September 11, 2018 and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 66
Neutral
Dr. Elizabeth Ann (Beth) Tinnon, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Nursing Home Administrators as the Educator in the Health Field, unexpired term beginning February 14, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, vice Dr. Lisa Byrd. Alive
Analysis:
SN 68
Neutral
Laura Weldy K. Moore, Brandon, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in Clinical Practice, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 72
Neutral
Robert Jackson (Bobby) Moody, Sr., Louisville, Mississippi, State Board of Health as an individual with a background in public health, six year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2025. Alive
Analysis:
SN 83
Neutral
Vivian Janelle (Jan) Collins, Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Nursing as the Consumer representative, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 84
Neutral
Dr. Mary Carol W. Stewart, Petal, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Nursing as a Nurse Educator, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 88
Neutral
Dr. Alyssa Ellis Killebrew, Ph.D., LPC, Madison, Mississippi, Board of Mental Health as the 3rd Congressional District representative, seven year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2026. Alive
Analysis:
SN 90
Neutral
James Lafayette (Jim) Perry, III, Jackson, Mississippi, State Board of Health as an individual with a background or interest in Public Health, six year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2025. Alive
Analysis:
SN 92
Neutral
Martha Lee H. (Marty) Bell, Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy as a Licensed Massage Therapist, term beginning July 2, 2018 and ending June 30, 2021. Alive
Analysis:
SN 93
Neutral
Jeffrey John (Jeff) Miller, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy as a Licensed Massage Therapist, term beginning July 2, 2018 and ending June 30, 2021. Alive
Analysis:
SN 94
Neutral
Michael Scott Parker, Raymond, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy as a Licensed Massage Therapist, term beginning June 15, 2018 and ending June 30, 2020. Alive
Analysis:
SN 100
Neutral
Kathryn Renee (Renee) Walker, Morton, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy as the Licensed Health Professional in a field other than Massage Therapy, term beginning March 15, 2019 and ending June 30, 2022. Alive
Analysis:
SN 104
Neutral
Sandra Kay Smith Hall, Hazlehurst, Mississippi, Mississippi Industries for the Blind, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 105
Neutral
Elizabeth (Beth) McNamee, LCSW, Pearl, Mississippi, Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists as a Licensed Social Worker, four year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 106
Neutral
Candace Lashell J. Riddley, Clinton, Mississippi, Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists as a Licensed Social Worker, term beginning August 8, 2018 and ending June 30, 2022. Alive
Analysis:
SN 110
Neutral
Lee Bertha Cole, Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi Industries for the Blind as the legally blind individual, term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 114
Neutral
Guy Malone Phillips, Sunflower, Mississippi, Board of Pharmacy as the Licensed Retail Pharmacist At-Large, term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 115
Neutral
John Todd (Todd) Barrett, Madison, Mississippi, Board of Pharmacy as the 2nd Congressional District representative, term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 116
Neutral
Sandra Susan Culpepper, Poplarville, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) representative, term beginning November 9, 2018 and ending June 30, 2022. Alive
Analysis:
SN 119
Neutral
Hilda Marie Bills, Brandon, Mississippi, State Board of Cosmetology as a 1st Supreme Court District representative, four year term beginning March 29, 2019 and ending March 28, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 120
Neutral
Darlene Lance Smith, Grenada, Mississippi, State Board of Cosmetology as a 3rd Supreme Court District representative, four year term beginning March 29, 2019 and ending March 28, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 121
Neutral
Dorothy Jewel (Dot) C. Ennis, Summit, Mississippi, State Board of Cosmetology as a 2nd Supreme Court District representative, four year term beginning March 29, 2019 and ending March 28, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 122
Neutral
Frances Jewel Robertson Stewart, Biloxi, Mississippi, State Board of Cosmetology as a 2nd Supreme Court District representative, four year term beginning March 29, 2019 and ending March 28, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 123
Neutral
Deborah Lee (Debbie) Coker, Madison, Mississippi, State Board of Cosmetology as a 1st Supreme Court District representative, four year term beginning March 29, 2019 and ending March 28, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
SN 127
Neutral
Shirley Jean Jackson, Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi Board of Nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), term beginning November 9, 2018 and ending June 30, 2022. Alive
Analysis:
SN 130
Neutral
Dr. Shannon Ray Singletary, Oxford, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapists, term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2023, representing the 1st Congressional District. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed