Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency

2020 Regular Session

Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 31
Good Policy
Mississippi Public Records Act; revise certain provisions of. Alive
Analysis: This bill requires the Mississippi Ethics Commission to intervene when a public official appeals an otherwise successful records request; and levies a fine on public employees that either wrongly deny a records request or overcharge for a records request. Both of these changes protect the legitimacy of the records request process by making it more difficult for the government or government officials to block a request.
HB 156
Not Rated
Trip optimizer system; exempt youth services counselors from. Alive
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HB 229
Not Rated
MS Accountability and Transparency Act; revise to include certain counties and municipalities. Alive
Analysis:
HB 262
Neutral
E-verify program; transfer responsibility of administering to the Commission of Agriculture and Commerce. Alive
Analysis: This bill is a regulatory change transferring ownership of the E-verify program from the Department of Employment Security to the Department of Agriculture. The bigger issue is the E-verify program itself. It has been proven to be unreliable at its purpose, technical glitches can keep legal employees out of jobs, and it turns our state into a permission society, where we must receive government permission to work.
HB 266
Not Rated
State contract price; authorize rural water associations to purchase equipment under. Alive
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HB 352
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; allow certain use of uniform, weapon, vehicle and equipment for disaster relief when off-duty. Alive
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HB 409
Not Rated
Boards and commissions created by state statute; prescribe how members of may be removed. Alive
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HB 417
Good Policy
State advertising; prohibit elected and appointed officers from publicly participating in. Alive
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HB 467
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; allow off-duty use of official vehicles while performing security services in off-duty hours. Alive
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HB 502
Not Rated
Contract lobbyists; prohibit agencies, governing authorities and universities and colleges from hiring with public funds. Alive
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HB 503
Not Rated
Contract lobbyists; prohibit agencies, universities and colleges from hiring with public funds. Alive
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HB 617
Not Rated
DHS; prohibit from directing funds to grantees or subgrantees without competitive selection through RFP process. Alive
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HB 640
Not Rated
Sexual Harassment Settlements; require counties, municipalities and state agencies to post on website. Alive
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HB 651
Not Rated
Appointed state officers; provide for the removal of for certain forms of willful neglect. Alive
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HB 709
Not Rated
Third-Grade Reading Assessment; prohibit use of score to determine promotion of students to fourth grade. Alive
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HB 710
Not Rated
State service employees; prohibit sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination of. Alive
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HB 749
Not Rated
State Auditor; authorize to examine tax returns necessary for auditing certain federal benefits. Alive
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HB 765
Not Rated
Mississippi Home Corporation Act; prohibit sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination from occurring in connection with. Alive
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HB 772
Not Rated
Outdoor advertisement signs; revise height requirements for. Alive
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HB 788
Not Rated
Review Board for Officer-Involved Deaths; create. Alive
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HB 790
Not Rated
Officer-involved deaths; require investigation by Mississippi Bureau of Investigations. Alive
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HB 796
Not Rated
Open Meetings Law; authorize court to void certain actions taken in violation of. Alive
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HB 797
Not Rated
Open Meeting Law; revise reasons for executive sessions to include discussions by boards of trustees of public hospitals. Alive
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HB 847
Not Rated
Contractors; require to submit signed agreement acknowledging certain information when submitting a bid. Alive
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HB 848
Not Rated
State agency and governing authority contracts; require 30% of to be set-aside for certain businesses. Alive
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HB 856
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; regulate payment for nonexempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Alive
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HB 989
Not Rated
School district funding; provide for content of financial reports and prohibiting automatic budget increases for certain school districts. Alive
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HB 1067
Not Rated
Transparency Mississippi website; revise to include certain information on officials, ethics, audits, contracts, lobbying, FOIA and taxes. Alive
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HB 1104
Not Rated
Occupational Licensing Review Commission; authorize to review certain existing occupational regulations to determine compliance with state policy. Alive
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HB 1121
Not Rated
Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission Law; bring forward. Alive
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HB 1168
Not Rated
Employees terminated from certain agencies, departments, institutions or nonprofits; prohibit from receiving other similar employment. Alive
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HB 1175
Not Rated
Chancery court clerk fees; revise those charged for recording oil and gas assignments. Alive
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HB 1191
Not Rated
Public Procurement Review Board; exempt certain contracts entered into by Attorney General's office from oversight of. Alive
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HB 1205
Not Rated
Public agency; prohibit from requesting or releasing certain personal information from an entity organized under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. Alive
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HB 1246
Not Rated
Mississippi Teacher Leadership Program; establish to provide stipend to teacher assuming leadership positions while remaining in the classroom. Alive
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HB 1260
Not Rated
Commission on Marine Resources; clarify authority to revoke permits and endorsements issued under regulatory programs. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed