Veterans and Military Affairs

2019 Regular Session

Veterans and Military Affairs

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 751
Good Policy
Commercial Driver's License Act; exclude certain equipment operated by Mississippi Military Department from definition of 'commercial motor vehicle.' Alive
Analysis: This bill removes the licensing requirement for any military and commercial equipment owned or operated by the Mississippi Military Department and operated by employees of the same.
HB 1136
Good Policy
Administrative leave; authorize for state employees who are members of MS National Guard or reserves and perform emergency/disaster relief duties. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows for state employees to use administrative leave with pay when called up to serve in the National Guard or Reserves.
HB 1507
Good Policy
Occupational licensing boards; revise procedures for issuing a license to military spouses. Dead
Analysis: This bill decreases the scope of government by allowing an occupational licensing board to establish exemptions for military spouses to reduce the fees normally required. While this is a step in the right directions, the state should seek to decrease these regulations on everyone, equally, whenever possible.
SB 2052
Not Rated
Veterans; establish a permissive preference in private employment for certain veterans. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2390
Not Rated
Mississippi Code of Military Justice; expand the scope of persons who may be tried or punished under. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2452
Good Policy
Occupational licensing boards; require prompt licensure for certain military spouse applicants. Alive
Analysis: This bill relaxes regulations for military spouses seeking a license to work in the state. While this is a step in the right directions, the state should seek to decrease these regulations on everyone, equally, whenever possible.
SB 2698
Good Policy
Veterans; create the Mississippi Veterans Honor Medal Program. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2700
Good Policy
Commercial Driver's License Act; exclude certain equipment operated by Mississippi Military Department. Dead
Analysis: This bill removes the licensing requirement for any military and commercial equipment owned or operated by the Mississippi Military Department and operated by employees of the same.
SB 2723
Good Policy
State Veterans Affairs Board; authorize to provide service to state veterans homes. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2782
Not Rated
Veterans; provide for the disposition of unclaimed cremated remains of certain veterans. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2839
Neutral
State Veterans Affairs Board; authorize to be referred to as the 'Mississippi Veterans Affairs'. Alive
Analysis: Beginning July 1, 2019, any reference in this code to the State Veterans Affairs Board shall also mean the Mississippi Veterans Affairs.
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Gen. James Benton (Ben) Gaston, Jr., Indianola, Mississippi, Veterans Home Purchase Board as the representative from the 2nd Congressional Distirct as it existed on May 1, 1987, term beginning February 7, 2019 and ending June 30, 2021. Alive
Analysis:
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Joe L. (Jody) Bryan, Starkville, Mississippi, Veterans Home Purchase Board as the at-large representative, term beginning February 7, 2019 and ending June 30, 2022. Alive
Analysis:
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Terrill Kay (T. K.) Moffett, Tupelo, Mississippi, Veterans Home Purchase Board as the 1st Congressional District representative, term beginning February 7, 2019 and ending June 30, 2021. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed