Appropriations

2020 Regular Session

Appropriations

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 1
Neutral
Appropriation; Department of Education for additional funding for teachers' salaries. Alive
Analysis: This is a deficit appropriation of $18 million to fully fund last year's teacher pay raise. Approximately 9,000 teachers were not included in the original MDE calculation. While this fulfills an obligation the state made, it still increases the size of government.
HB 2
Not Rated
Community schools; authorize school districts that provide services through the use of to receive additional 10% MAEP allocation. Dead
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HB 3
Not Rated
Charter schools; require MAEP funds to be transferred to student's home school district when student disenrolls. Dead
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HB 6
Not Rated
Nurse-Family Partnership Pilot Program; require to be established and funded through TANF funds. Dead
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HB 7
Not Rated
Assistant Teacher Elevated Salary Waiver Program; enact to compensate eligible assistant teachers at level of licensed teachers. Dead
Analysis:
HB 15
Not Rated
Tuition waiver; provide for certain foster and adopted children and wards of the state to attend a state-supported IHL. Dead
Analysis:
HB 16
Not Rated
Tuition waiver; provide for certain foster and adopted children and wards of the state to attend community or junior colleges. Dead
Analysis:
HB 18
Bad Policy
National board certified school nurses; remove cap on number of eligible for annual salary supplement. Dead
Analysis: Currently only 35 public school nurses are eligible to receive a salary supplement at any given time. This bill would remove that cap, allowing all public school nurses to apply for and possibly receive this salary supplement. As every Mississippi citizen has a taxpayer burden of over $11,000 and the state is currently attempting to foot a $14 Billion bill with around $5.7 Billion of assets, the state of Mississippi is in no financial position to be entertaining salary supplements for state employees.
HB 21
Not Rated
Salaries of statewide elected officials; increase. Dead
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HB 45
Not Rated
School social workers and psychologists; authorize districts to employ and receive partial state reimbursement for salaries of. Dead
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HB 51
Not Rated
Mississippi Department of Labor; create. Dead
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HB 59
Not Rated
'Mississippi Promise Scholarship Act of 2020'; establish to provide tuition assistance for tuition-free community and junior college attendance. Dead
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HB 69
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Mental Health for additional funding for crisis centers and outpatient services. Alive
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HB 74
Not Rated
Riding bailiffs; revise compensation of. Dead
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HB 75
Not Rated
Third Chancery Court District; authorize an additional judge. Dead
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HB 82
Not Rated
Retirement; county board attorneys and city attorneys shall be members of PERS regardless of hours/week worked. Dead
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HB 89
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; authorize to administer the 'Halfway House Grant Program.' Dead
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HB 100
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care reform law. Dead
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HB 109
Not Rated
Out-of-state tuition; waive for nonresident children of Mississippi emergency service personnel killed in line of duty. Dead
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HB 118
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Holly Springs for widening a road for the Springs Industrial Park. Alive
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HB 122
Not Rated
Spouses and children of first responders killed in the line of duty; provide scholarship for attendance at post-secondary institutions. Dead
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HB 127
Neutral
Budget process; bring forward various sections relating to. Alive
Analysis:
HB 131
Not Rated
Homeowner's Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program; create. Dead
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HB 140
Not Rated
Universities and colleges; require to provide mental health assessments to members of school athletic teams. Dead
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HB 141
Not Rated
Child Care For Working Families Study Committee; create. Dead
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HB 145
Not Rated
Appropriation; Holmes County Consolidated School District for expenses of consolidation. Alive
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HB 149
Not Rated
Tuition waiver; provide for certain foster and adopted children and wards of the state to attend a state-supported IHL. Dead
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HB 159
Not Rated
Radar; authorize sheriff and deputies to use on county roads to enforce speed limits. Dead
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HB 161
Not Rated
'Critical Needs Teacher Forgivable Loan Program'; delete automatic repealer on and other applicable provisions. Dead
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HB 165
Not Rated
Statewide Assessment Program; require SBE to use ACT Aspire as summative assessment. Dead
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HB 168
Bad Policy
'Mississippi Universal Prekindergarten Program Act of 2020'; enact. Dead
Analysis: This bill creates a universal prekindergarten program in Mississippi. Parents would have four options under this bill: Send their children to the prekindergarten program in their home school district, send their children to the prekindergarten program in another district of their choice at the cost of their home district, send their children to an approved private kindergarten program at the cost of their home district, or opt out of the kindergarten program entirely. This will increase the state’s involvement in prekindergarten, including private programs and force the state to divert money away from other priorities. And we are doing this while a great deal of uncertainty exists regarding the actual effectiveness of prekindergarten.
HB 169
Not Rated
PERS; allow retirees to teach in critical needs areas and work full time and receive full salary for three years. Dead
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HB 170
Not Rated
Medicaid; require Governor and Division of Medicaid to negotiate to obtain federal waiver to expand Medicaid coverage. Dead
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HB 173
Not Rated
End-of-course subject area tests; discontinue and require administration of ACT to determine proficiency. Dead
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HB 177
Not Rated
Mississippi River Delta Promise Zone Act of 2020; create and divert portion of state gaming revenue to assist in carrying out purposes of. Dead
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HB 180
Not Rated
Appropriation; Mississippi Delta Strategic Compact. Alive
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HB 186
Not Rated
Appropriation; UMMC to support a medical residency program at Delta Regional Medical Center. Alive
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HB 187
Not Rated
Medical records; persons seeking disability benefits may obtain at no charge until final determination of disability. Dead
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HB 190
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Health for a grant to the Southern Health Commission in Washington County. Alive
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HB 191
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Health to establish and operate two STD/HIV specialty clinics. Alive
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HB 192
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health Department for support of Breast and Cervical Cancer Program. Alive
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HB 193
Not Rated
Mississippi River Delta Promise Zone Act of 2020; create. Dead
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HB 196
Not Rated
Mississippi Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund; establish and authorize Mississippi Home Corporation to administer. Dead
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HB 197
Not Rated
Chronic Diseases; direct Health Department to establish WISEWOMAN and WISEMAN programs to reduce incidence of. Dead
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HB 199
Not Rated
Radar; authorize sheriff and deputy sheriffs to use on county roads to enforce speed limits. Dead
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HB 205
Not Rated
English language learners; increase funding to districts with 20% or more enrolled student population comprised of. Dead
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HB 206
Not Rated
Mississippi English Language Learners Scholarship Program; create under the Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship Program. Dead
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HB 216
Not Rated
Mississippi Secure Choice Savings Program; establish. Dead
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HB 222
Not Rated
Salaries of statewide elected officials; increase. Dead
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HB 243
Not Rated
School board members; establish annual salary based on student enrollment. Dead
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HB 254
Not Rated
Supplemental Legislative Retirement Plan; new legislators not members and current members don't earn additional credit. Dead
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HB 258
Not Rated
Historic Courthouse Fund; create to provide grants to counties for maintenance/restoration of historic courthouses. Dead
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HB 263
Bad Policy
School attendance officers; clarify salaries of. Alive
Analysis: This bill raises the salaries of school attendance officers. Raising the salaries of school officials is not a prudent solution to repairing the state of our public education. There are a myriad of needs present in our public education system, higher salaries for school administrators is not one of them.
HB 264
Bad Policy
Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol officers and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics officers; clarify salaries of. Alive
Analysis: This bill raises the salaries for all officers of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. Every Mississippian has a taxpayer burden of over $11,000 and the state is currently attempting to foot a $14 Billion bill with around $5.7 Billion of assets. The financial reality of the state of Mississippi is one that was reached through reckless government and needless pay increases for government workers. With these numbers in mind it is hard to imagine a legitimate justification for further raising the salaries of government workers.
HB 265
Bad Policy
Elected state officers; salaries shall not be more than average of salaries of equivalent officials in adjacent states. Alive
Analysis: This bill raises current salaries for statewide elected officers at a level roughly equivalent to that of adjacent states. There is no justification for a raise in these salaries. Also, as there is no shortage of people who would seek these jobs, their salaries are way above their actual market value.
HB 284
Not Rated
Appropriation; MDOC to pay regional facilities $32.50 per day for each state inmate. Dead
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HB 293
Not Rated
Medicaid; revise reimbursement rate for durable medical equipment (DME) and exempt DME from 5% reduction. Dead
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HB 294
Not Rated
MAEP; increase adjustment to base student cost for at-risk students. Dead
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HB 306
Not Rated
Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission; return to a special fund agency. Dead
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HB 323
Not Rated
MS Trauma Care Systems Fund; remove monetary cap on. Dead
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HB 335
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Education for new program to make funding available to school districts for enhancing vocational education. Alive
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HB 337
Not Rated
Vocational education; provide additional funding to school districts demonstrating need for enhancements. Dead
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HB 338
Not Rated
Mississippi Transportation Commission; require to allocate funds equally between the four congressional districts. Dead
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HB 339
Not Rated
Appropriations; MDES to fund Mississippi Works Career-Tech Scholars Program at community colleges. Alive
Analysis:
HB 341
Bad Policy
Career and technical education programs; require SBE and MCCB to collaborate for administration of. Alive
Analysis: This bill spends more taxpayer dollars on the creation of the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program. This program sets up awards in the amount of $1,000 for every school district that has a student earn an industry certification. It also increases the amount that each public school receives as a grant for every student involved in technical education from $800 to $1,000. Although technical education is a worthy cause, this bill authorizes additional expenditures towards these programs that are unnecessary.
HB 350
Not Rated
Medicaid; seek waiver for plan to expand eligibility with regional care organizations, known as 'One Mississippi.' Dead
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HB 355
Not Rated
Appropriation; MDE to assist parents in paying school districts for cost of lost/damaged electronic devices assigned to students. Alive
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HB 356
Not Rated
DOC's evaluation of requests for proposals for canteen services; require interested third parties to have reasonable prices for services. Dead
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HB 358
Not Rated
Teacher salary; increase base salary of beginning teachers to $40,000/yr. Dead
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HB 360
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate segment of U.S. Highway 50 in Lowndes County as 'Senator William 'Bill' Canon Memorial Highway.' Alive
Analysis:
HB 364
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; increase annual minimum salary to $15,000.00. Dead
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HB 368
Not Rated
Mississippi Prison Industries; require to pay inmates federal minimum wage for inmate labor. Dead
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HB 372
Not Rated
Case plans for inmates who committed capital offenses; require certain programs be placed within. Dead
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HB 378
Neutral
Community colleges; authorize boards of trustees to approve certain policies permitting out-of-state tuition waivers. Alive
Analysis: This bill makes it easier for community colleges to waive out-of-state tuition, requiring board approval.
HB 394
Not Rated
Home rule improvement; enact for local school districts. Dead
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HB 403
Neutral
Highway Patrol; impose assessment for certain violations to defray expenses of. Alive
Analysis: This bill provides for the creation of a special fund, to be funded in part by appropriations from the legislature, for uniforms, equipment and automobiles for the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
HB 405
Not Rated
Mississippi Tuition Subsidy Forgivable Loan; create. Dead
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HB 425
Not Rated
Special education funds; require separate appropriation to the State Board of Education for. Dead
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HB 426
Not Rated
Vocational and home economics; require curriculum for all middle, high and alternative school students. Dead
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HB 427
Not Rated
MS Workforce Enhancement Training Fund; use certain funds for establishing an industrial certification grant program. Dead
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HB 432
Not Rated
Mississippi Traumatic Brain Injury Victims Fund; create and fund through school bus overtaking violations assessment. Dead
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HB 433
Not Rated
Appropriations; Mississippi Community College Board to provide mid-level funding for community colleges. Alive
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HB 434
Not Rated
Windpool; divert money from nonadmitted policy fees for revolving loan fund for tornado sirens. Dead
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HB 441
Not Rated
Medicaid; exempt community mental health centers from the 5% reduction in provider rates. Dead
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HB 445
Good Policy
State veterans nursing homes; authorize to operate group purchasing programs jointly with other public entities. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes state veterans nursing homes to participate in group purchasing programs with other public entities.
HB 447
Neutral
Highway sign; authorize erection of on MS Hwy 25 near Pisgah exit to honor Olympic Gold Medalist Tori Bowie. Alive
Analysis:
HB 448
Neutral
Mississippi Veterans Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill creates the Mississippi Veterans Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund. This new fund would be used for the administration, renovation, maintenance and operation of the Mississippi Veterans Cemeteries.
HB 449
Not Rated
Mississippi Veterans Home Perpetual Care Fund; create. Dead
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HB 455
Not Rated
Small School District Equipment, Maintenance and Infrastructure Grant; create to assist certain school districts. Dead
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HB 459
Not Rated
Teachers; require State Department of Education to develop incentive package to recruit experienced teachers to 'F' school districts. Dead
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HB 463
Not Rated
Community colleges; waive tuition and costs for Mississippi graduates with 2.0 or higher GPA. Dead
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HB 464
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; allot sufficient funding to employ additional assistants in 'C,' 'D' and 'F' districts. Dead
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HB 477
Neutral
Memorial highways; designate. Alive
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HB 481
Not Rated
MAEP; determine cost of using average daily membership (ADM) in lieu of ADA with 95% threshold attendance trigger. Dead
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HB 482
Not Rated
Active shooter training; require school districts employees to attend every three years. Dead
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HB 484
Not Rated
Appropriation; Archives and History for Scott Ford House to develop two historic properties in Jackson. Alive
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HB 489
Not Rated
Charter schools; require school districts to pay local funds due on quarterly, rather than annual, basis. Dead
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HB 490
Not Rated
School Safety Law for Children with Disabilities; enact to require public schools and charter schools to install cameras and door alarms. Dead
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HB 497
Not Rated
Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol; increase salaries of sworn officers by $10,000.00. Dead
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HB 499
Neutral
Memorial Highway; designate U.S. Highway 45 in Alcorn County and Prentiss County as 'Speaker William J. 'Billy' McCoy Memorial Highway.' Alive
Analysis:
HB 501
Not Rated
State podiatric forgivable loan program; create. Dead
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HB 510
Not Rated
Elected statewide and certain district officials; increase salaries of. Dead
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HB 519
Not Rated
Window tint; increase inspection fee and use a portion for Trooper training expenses. Dead
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HB 520
Not Rated
Community and junior colleges; authorize boards of trustees to approve policies permitting waiver of out-of-state tuition for certain students. Dead
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HB 524
Neutral
Disaster Assistance Trust Fund; expand uses of and increase maximum amount that may be transferred to. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes two more possible uses for the Disaster Assistance Trust Fund and increases the maximum amount that may be transferred to that fund from the reserve fund during one fiscal year from $1 Million to $2 Million.
HB 529
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate certain segment of MS Highway 15 in Newton and Neshoba counties as 'Judge Marcus D. Gordon Memorial Highway'. Alive
Analysis:
HB 530
Not Rated
MS Adequate Education Program; fully fund for FY21 and each year thereafter. Dead
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HB 540
Not Rated
Medicaid; provide coverage for services furnished under a PACE program. Dead
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HB 541
Not Rated
State Department of Education; transfer administration, operations, powers and duties to the Office of the Governor. Dead
Analysis:
HB 547
Neutral
MS Workers' Compensation Commission; return to a special fund agency. Alive
Analysis: This bill sets up a special Administrative Expense fund for the MS Worker's Compensation Commission. As it stands, these funds come from the state general fund, this bill creates a fund especially for the purpose of administrative expenses of the commission.
HB 560
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; require assignment of to every classroom for grades K-4. Dead
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HB 571
Not Rated
Community colleges; provide for restored mid-level funding for purpose of increasing salaries of certain employees. Dead
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HB 572
Not Rated
Interstate exit beautification projects; require MDOT to perform at four DeSoto County exits on I-55. Dead
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HB 574
Not Rated
Medicaid; prohibit managed care organizations from discriminating against physicians willing to meet terms of participation. Dead
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HB 584
Not Rated
PERS; no retiree shall receive allowance from while under contract with state agency as a consultant or advisor. Dead
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HB 591
Not Rated
Assistant Teacher Forgivable Loan Program; revise to increase financial assistance to those pursuing teacher licensure. Dead
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HB 593
Not Rated
Salary increases for legislators; make effective for term of office after term in which salary is increased. Dead
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HB 596
Not Rated
Criminal investigators; increase salary of. Dead
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HB 598
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish and provide for increases in. Dead
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HB 601
Not Rated
Legislature; allowed retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of. Dead
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HB 602
Not Rated
Legislature; allow retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of. Dead
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HB 603
Not Rated
Retirement; allow PERS retirees to serve in Legislature in same manner as for elected county or municipal offices. Dead
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HB 604
Not Rated
Legislature; members may waive all or any portion of compensation and office expense allowance. Dead
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HB 614
Not Rated
Health care and education shortage assistance program; establish to help attract professionals to work in certain counties. Dead
Analysis:
HB 653
Neutral
Transportation funding; authorize public-private partnerships to include naming rights. Alive
Analysis:
HB 664
Not Rated
MAEP; determine cost of using Average Daily Membership (ADM) in lieu of ADA with 95% threshold attendance trigger. Dead
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HB 666
Bad Policy
Gifted education; require school districts to provide for students in Grades 7 and 8. Alive
Analysis: Current state law requires gifted programs for grades 2-6, this bill expands that requirement to 7th and 8th grade. This is an unfunded mandate that requires schools to stretch their existing resources thinner to meet this state requirement. Each individual school district knows best how to spend their resources.
HB 679
Neutral
State Board of Health; extend repealer on authority to charge fees for services based on cost of service. Alive
Analysis:
HB 703
Not Rated
Driver's license; direct Commission of Public Safety to develop and implement electronic format option. Dead
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HB 712
Not Rated
Natural Resource Camp; establish pilot program for students in Lee and Monroe Counties. Dead
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HB 717
Not Rated
Trooper training class; require Legislature to appropriate funds in 2020 and 2021 to defray expenses of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 718
Not Rated
Computer science; require to be taught in all public schools. Dead
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HB 757
Neutral
School mobile panic button program; require Department of Education to develop and implement in K-12 public schools. Alive
Analysis: This bill requires every public school district to implement a school mobile panic button program. This program would be an app that could be used by anyone in a public school to alert authorities in the event of an emergency situation.
HB 758
Bad Policy
State judges; provide for increase in the annual salaries of. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases the salaries of our state's judges and justices. While our judges provide a valuable service, the reality of our state's financial situation is such that it is not prudent to be raising salaries for any state employee. Every Mississippian has a taxpayer burden of over $11,000 and the state is currently attempting to foot a $14 Billion bill with around $5.7 Billion of assets. This bill is out of line with what ought to be the legislature's priorities and continues a pattern of reckless spending increases.
HB 759
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Education for developing a school mobile panic button program for K-12 schools. Alive
Analysis:
HB 766
Not Rated
State employees; provide for 3% increase in compensation for each of the next 4 fiscal years. Dead
Analysis:
HB 768
Neutral
Mississippi Board of Mental Health; authorize to sell certain state-owned real property located in Meridian, Lauderdale County, MS. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes the Mississippi Board of Mental Health to sell the state-owned property that used to be the Old Friendship Center in Meridian.
HB 771
Not Rated
Undocumented students; allow to attend college at in-state tuition rates subject to certain conditions. Dead
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HB 776
Not Rated
Legislature; allow PERS retirees to receive retirement allowance while serving as a member of. Dead
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HB 800
Not Rated
Department of Health; limit any increase in fees by to not more than five percent. Dead
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HB 802
Not Rated
Unemployment compensation; revise weekly benefit amount for. Dead
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HB 809
Not Rated
Unemployment benefits; increase individual's weekly benefit amount by $40.00. Dead
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HB 810
Not Rated
Unemployment compensation; provide for certain increases in. Dead
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HB 812
Not Rated
Emerging Crops Fund; increase maximum amount of loans made to new and existing agribusiness enterprise to $400,000.00. Dead
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HB 817
Not Rated
Teachers' salaries; increase to southeastern average over five-year period. Dead
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HB 818
Not Rated
Teachers' and teacher assistants' salaries; provide for $1,500.00 increase. Dead
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HB 821
Not Rated
School buses; require those purchased after July 1, 2020, to be equipped with seat belts and provide opt out provision. Dead
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HB 822
Not Rated
School buses; require 20% of those purchased after July 1, 2020, to be equipped with seat belts. Dead
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HB 831
Not Rated
Compulsory School Attendance Law; rename as the 'Kindergarten Increases Diplomas (KIDs) Act,' and lower compulsory age to five years. Dead
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HB 835
Neutral
Littering violations; add assessment for LSBP funds. Alive
Analysis: This bill raises the fine for littering violations from $50 to $100 and stipulates that $50 of the fine must go towards bridge replacement and rehabilitation.
HB 841
Not Rated
Universities and community/junior colleges; waive tuition for children, spouses, widows and widowers of certain veterans. Dead
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HB 846
Not Rated
Compulsory school age; revise definition to include children who attain the age of five years before September 1. Dead
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HB 850
Not Rated
School buses; require those purchased after July 1, 2020, to be equipped with seat belts. Dead
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HB 852
Not Rated
'The Child Hunger Prevention and Fair Treatment Act of 2020'; enact to clarify provision related to student indebtedness. Dead
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HB 855
Not Rated
State agency budget requests, appropriation bills and operating budget; require to include specific line items for proposed expenditures. Dead
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HB 875
Not Rated
State-county work programs; require Department of Corrections to pay costs for the housing of state offenders who are housed in county jails and participate in. Dead
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HB 881
Not Rated
House Rule 11A; amend to authorize personal staff for each member of the House. Alive
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HB 882
Not Rated
Justice court judges; increase amount of fee charged to perform marriage ceremonies. Dead
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HB 891
Not Rated
Medicaid; provide coverage for services furnished under a PACE program. Dead
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HB 892
Not Rated
Assistant Teacher Salary Waiver Grant Program; establish to authorize agreements between assistant teachers and school districts for cost of teacher preparation program. Dead
Analysis:
HB 893
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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HB 895
Not Rated
Elementary professional school counselors; allocate funds under Mississippi Adequate Education Program for. Dead
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HB 897
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health Department to provide funding to federally qualified health centers. Alive
Analysis:
HB 904
Not Rated
Socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns; establish program to encourage participation in state contracts. Dead
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HB 924
Not Rated
Appropriation; North Bolivar Consolidated School District for costs of repairs, renovations and upgrades at two high schools. Alive
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HB 925
Not Rated
Appropriation; West Bolivar School District for repairs and renovations at three high schools. Alive
Analysis:
HB 926
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Mound Bayou to make improvements to existing city pool. Alive
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HB 927
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Shelby for constructing a downtown walking trail and playground. Alive
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HB 932
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; provide certain educational programs for adult offenders. Dead
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HB 936
Not Rated
First grade enrollment; allow child who turns six on or before December 31 to start at beginning of that school year. Dead
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HB 938
Not Rated
Appropriations; Department of Employment Security for funding Summer Youth Employment Programs. Alive
Analysis:
HB 947
Not Rated
Regional food banks; DHS establish grant program to provide annual grant funding to. Dead
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HB 954
Neutral
ABC Division officers; compensation shall be determined by special plan approved by Personnel Board. Alive
Analysis: This bill changes the device through which the amount of compensation received by officers of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division and the Department of Revenue shall be determined. The amount of compensation will be determined by the State Personnel Board through a special plan that takes into account the cost of travel for these officers.
HB 957
Not Rated
Part-time law enforcement officers; revise salary threshold determination. Dead
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HB 962
Not Rated
Youth Employment Grant Program; create. Dead
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HB 967
Not Rated
High school curriculum; require SBE to develop for instruction in civics and home economics. Dead
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HB 968
Not Rated
State employees; provide for across-the-board increase in annual salaries of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 969
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; increase minimum base salary to $21,732.00, equivalent to the Southeastern average for. Dead
Analysis:
HB 970
Not Rated
African-American Studies and Racial Diversity; require SDE to develop curriculum for implementation in public high school. Dead
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HB 992
Not Rated
MAEP; determine cost of using average daily membership (ADM) in lieu of ADA with 95% threshold attendance trigger. Dead
Analysis:
HB 997
Not Rated
Retirement; persons convicted of certain felonies shall forfeit benefits from PERS, SLRP and MHSPRS. Dead
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HB 1026
Not Rated
Regional correctional facilities; prohibit from operating as a private correctional facility. Dead
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HB 1028
Good Policy
Air Operating Permit Program fees; revise laws relating to. Alive
Analysis: This bill reorganizes the fee system for the Air Operation Permit Program Fee Trust Fund. It creates a balanced fund that assesses annual fees but only in the amount that is equal to the cost of the Title V program for which the fund is intended. If the fund is endowed with enough money to fully fund the program, no more fees are to be assessed. This balanced fund meets a federal requirement intended to keep the states' environmental protection efforts fully funded. This federal requirement comes with the stipulation that should the states fail to provide an adequate fund structure for certain Title V (clean air) efforts, federal agencies would step in and subject the state to its regulations. This bill puts into place a fair and balanced fund structure for the Air Operation Permit Program Fee Trust Fund and meets a federal requirement that will keep Mississippi in control of its environmental regulations as opposed to the federal agencies.
HB 1033
Not Rated
National Board Certified teachers; provide additional annual salary supplement to those employed in Walthall County. Dead
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HB 1041
Not Rated
Charter school payments; require school districts to pay local funds due on a monthly basis. Dead
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HB 1042
Not Rated
MS Achievement School District; specify use of funds for the benefit of local school district of funds' origin. Dead
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HB 1049
Not Rated
Department of Human Services; require a board of directors to be created within. Dead
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HB 1053
Not Rated
Criminal investigators; increase salary of. Dead
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HB 1061
Not Rated
Medicaid; suspend eligibility of incarcerated persons instead of terminating it. Dead
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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. Dead
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HB 1081
Neutral
Local System Bridge Replacement & Rehabilitation Fund; revise allocation formula. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1098
Not Rated
Summer Youth Training Employment Program; authorize school districts to establish. Dead
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HB 1100
Not Rated
Corrections State Grand Jury Act; create. Dead
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HB 1105
Not Rated
Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc.; establish funding for. Dead
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HB 1108
Not Rated
Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges; revise expense allowance of. Dead
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HB 1112
Not Rated
Community and junior colleges; expand workforce development partnerships. Dead
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HB 1115
Not Rated
Attorney General; exempt personnel actions form State Personnel Board. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1130
Neutral
State Domestic Violence Fund; remove match requirement. Alive
Analysis: This bill removes a requirement that all state funded grants to a domestic violence shelter must be matched at at least 25% by local funds.
HB 1146
Not Rated
Barber Board; increase maximum amount of certain fees charged by. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1147
Not Rated
Teacher Education Alternate Route Certification Scholars Program; expand to include scholars pursuing bacherlor's degree. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1152
Not Rated
Medicaid; eligible pregnant women shall remain eligible for maternal care services for 12 months after end of pregnancy. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1154
Not Rated
Medicaid; provide continued eligibility for former foster care children until age 26. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1164
Not Rated
Attorney General; revise the salary limitations of certain attorneys employed by. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1172
Not Rated
Keys to Independence Program; establish. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1183
Not Rated
CMRS Board; bring forward code sections regarding and related to. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1184
Not Rated
Medicaid; require managed care organizations to use certain level of care guidelines in determining medical necessity. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1186
Not Rated
Retirement; elected officials convicted of certain felonies shall have benefits suspended until full restitution has been made. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1187
Not Rated
Retirement; elected officials convicted of certain felonies shall have benefits withheld until full restitution has been paid. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1191
Neutral
Public Procurement Review Board; exempt certain contracts entered into by Attorney General's office from oversight of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1193
Not Rated
Teachers' and assistant teachers' salaries; provide increase to minimum annual salary. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1194
Not Rated
IHL Board; dissolve and provide for independent university boards of trustees. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1205
Not Rated
Retirement; PERS shall use initial employee handbook in determining credible service based on leave time for local employees. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1211
Not Rated
Medicaid; revise certain provisions regarding managed care providers and payments during appeals. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1225
Not Rated
Retirement; allow vested members of PERS to purchase creditable service for service with non-PERS employers. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1230
Not Rated
School employees annual salary supplement; remove cap on nurses who are eligible for. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1231
Not Rated
Teachers' salaries; increase to Southeastern average in 2020-2021 and adjust annually to maintain. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1233
Bad Policy
School athletic trainers; provide annual salary supplement for those acquiring national certification. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes salary supplements for school athletic trainer upon attainment of national certification. As every Mississippi citizen has a taxpayer burden of over $11,000 and the state is currently attempting to foot a $14 Billion bill with around $5.7 Billion of assets, the state of Mississippi is in no financial position to be entertaining salary supplements for state employees.
HB 1234
Not Rated
Retirement; PERS members convicted of job-related felonies shall be terminated from system. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1235
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care reform law. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1236
Not Rated
Critical teacher shortage; include those employed in certain school districts who hold National Board Certification as eligible for salary supplement. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1244
Not Rated
State Superintendent of Public Education; align salary to no more than 150% of Governor's salary. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1247
Not Rated
Low interest revolving loan program; establish to provide low interest loans to qualified individuals. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1255
Bad Policy
National board certification annual salary supplement; remove cap on number of nurses and speech-language pathologists eligible for. Alive
Analysis: Currently there is a cap of 35 on how many nurses and speech-language pathologists are eligible for the national certification salary supplement. This bill removes that cap. As every Mississippi citizen has a taxpayer burden of over $11,000 and the state is currently attempting to foot a $14 Billion bill with around $5.7 Billion of assets, the state of Mississippi is in no financial position to be entertaining salary supplements for state employees.
HB 1257
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; exempt personnel actions from State Personnel Board for purpose of realignment. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1268
Not Rated
Mississippi Millennial's Commission; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1269
Not Rated
Teachers; provide incentives for working in certain areas with critical shortages of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1270
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care reform law. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1271
Not Rated
Memorial highway; designate segment of U.S. Highway 45 in Alcorn County for Speaker William J. 'Billy' McCoy. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1272
Not Rated
'The Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act'; reenact and extend repealer by five years. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1275
Not Rated
The public defender oversight council; establish. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1279
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate segment of U.S. Highway 51 in Lincoln County for fallen police officers Zach Moak and James White. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1280
Not Rated
Memorial highway; designate segment in Lincoln County for Officer James Kevin White. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1291
Not Rated
Mississippi Blues Commission; transfer functions and assets of to the Mississippi Development Authority. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1298
Not Rated
Community Schools Planning and Implementation Grant Fund Program; establish for purposes of providing assistance to public schools. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1307
Neutral
Medicaid; authorize division to extend certain contracts for two years without complying with state procurement regulations. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1308
Not Rated
Division of Medicaid; exempt from Personnel Board rules and procedures for 2 years. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1310
Not Rated
Irlen Syndrome; require screening for and districts to provide reasonable accommodations for students with. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1321
Not Rated
TANF recipients; establish program to provide wage subsidies to employers who hire. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1323
Not Rated
TANF; require Department of Human Services to allocate maximum amount allowable under federal law to child care services. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1324
Not Rated
TANF; increase maximum monthly amount of benefits. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1341
Not Rated
Teaching Fellows Program; place annual cap on number of awards allocated. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1344
Not Rated
School athletics and extracurricular activities; require SBE to review and recommend revisions for administration of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1345
Not Rated
Pat Harrison Waterway District; authorize additional counties to join. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1352
Not Rated
State highway system; direct MS Transportation Commission to establish program for counties to front costs for later reimbursement. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1357
Not Rated
Mississippi Veterans Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1359
Not Rated
School buses; require those purchased after July 1, 2020, to be equipped with seat belts. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1360
Not Rated
Supplemental Legislative Retirement Plan; new legislators not members and current members don't earn additional credit. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1370
Not Rated
Hwy Patrol and MPN officers; increase salaries of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1376
Neutral
Commissioner of Corrections, and community corrections; bring forward various sections relating to. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1377
Good Policy
Corrections omnibus bill; enact. Alive
Analysis: This bill simplifies and standardizes parole requirements for Mississippi’s inmates in an attempt to remove the uncertainty that currently plagues the process, giving inmates, their families and Mississippians a clearer idea of what to expect as far as parole is considered. The bill also makes it easier for parole board officers to order psychiatric/psychological evaluations on inmates in order to assist them in making the best decision regarding parole. In addition, the bill mandates that correctional facilities must submit a rehabilitative case plan for all inmates who will be eligible for parole within 90 days of incarceration. As a whole, this bill holds Mississippi’s correctional facilities more accountable by defining a set parole criteria and ensuring that the facilities are focused on rehabilitation as a priority for Mississippi’s inmates.
HB 1380
Not Rated
State employees; provide for across-the-board increase in annual compensation for those with annual salary under $30,000.00. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1382
Not Rated
Early Learning Collaborative Act of 2013; revise funding and specify teaching standards. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1383
Neutral
Economic Development Highway Act; revise definition of high economic benefit project. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1384
Not Rated
Medicaid; prescribe qualifications for nonemergency transportation drivers under Medicaid program. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1387
Good Policy
Mississippi Workforce Incentive Act of 2020; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill requires coordination between community colleges, the Mississippi community college board, and the legislature to provide funding for the enhancement of Mississippi's career and technical programs. Many Mississippi students stand to benefit from the shift in focus towards career and technical education as the traditional college prep pathway is not suitable for every student, especially in today's world of high-cost higher education.
HB 1392
Not Rated
Public school infrastructure audit; require MSU School of Architecture to conduct under agreement with MDE and DFA. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1394
Not Rated
Part-time law enforcement officer; revise definition of to allow for increased pay if governing authority determines circumstances necessitate. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1396
Not Rated
Appropriation; State Department of Education to provide funding assistance to school districts for reimbursement cost for dyslexia evaluations. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1397
Not Rated
County board of supervisors; authorize to provide certain annual salary supplement for members of the board. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1399
Not Rated
Public and private schools; require all employees to annually receive flu vaccine. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1402
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; implement evidence-based recidivism reduction program and create certain risk assessment regarding recidivism. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1403
Not Rated
DHS; shall not require cooperation with child support enforcement to receive federal CCDF assistance. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1414
Not Rated
State agency budget requests, appropriation bills and operating budgets; require to include specific line items for proposed expenditures. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1415
Neutral
Public Service Commission; remove from the provisions of the Mississippi Budget Transparency and Simplification Act. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1417
Not Rated
School attendance officer training; require to include components emphasizing provisions of IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1419
Not Rated
PERS; all public safety employees vest in 4 years and are entitled to allowance with 25 years of service. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1420
Not Rated
Medicaid; revise reimbursement for telehealth services provided by FQHCs and community health centers. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1424
Not Rated
Tuition waiver; provide for certain foster and adopted children and wards of the state to attend college. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1426
Not Rated
2020 Mississippi Youthbuild Pilot Program Act; create with programs at Coahoma and Jones County Community Colleges. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1432
Not Rated
Supervisors and justice court judges; bring forward sections providing for annual salaries of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1433
Not Rated
State Auditor; increase fee to be charged by for performing audits and other services. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1434
Good Policy
Part-time law enforcement officers; revise salary threshold determination for deputy sheriffs and police officers. Alive
Analysis: This bill raises the pay threshold at which law enforcement officers are considered "full time". This will reduce the number of officers who are working less than others that receive full time benefits, saving the taxpayer money.
HB 1436
Not Rated
Lottery Proceeds Fund; provide that 10% shall be used by MDE for the purposes of funding teacher pay raises. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1437
Not Rated
Lottery Proceeds Fund; provide that 10% shall be used by MDE for school improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1465
Not Rated
AEDs; require at public schools and state instiutions of higher learning and provide authority to lease. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1466
Not Rated
School districts; require all schools to have epinephrine auto-injectors in every building and cafeteria. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1475
Not Rated
Commission on Status of Women; reconstitute the membership of on July 1, 2020. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1476
Good Policy
Compassionate Parole Eligibility Act of 2020; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill provides for the possible parole of inmates (except those convicted of capital offenses) who are diagnosed with terminal illnesses or diseases and have a life expectancy of twelve months or less. It also applies to inmates who are completely disabled or bedridden for 50% of waking hours. This will help lessen the burden on the department of corrections and by extension the taxpayer.
HB 1485
Good Policy
Corrections; authorize George and Greene Counties to privatize regional correctional facility. Alive
Analysis: This bill allows for a contract between the Department of Corrections and the board of supervisors of George and Greene Counties for the purpose of incarcerating state inmates in the George/Green County Correctional Facility. This will help alleviate some of the issues brought on by overcrowding in state prisons.
HB 1487
Not Rated
State revenue; when actual revenue exceeds the estimate, the surplus amount will be used to reduce the state debt. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1490
Neutral
Judicial districts; revise certain chancery and circuit. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1493
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care reform law. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1496
Not Rated
Private prisons that house state offenders; provide moratorium on the expansion of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1498
Not Rated
Teacher salary; authorize school districts to compensate unlicensed teachers up to 75% of licensed teachers salary with equal experience. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1504
Not Rated
Dyslexia screenings; reimburse parents and school districts for comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations of students failing initial screener. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1506
Not Rated
Sixteenth section funds; authorize school districts to use earned interest from once it becomes current on loans borrowed from trust funds. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1508
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility for certain persons to receive services through provider sponsored health plan. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1509
Not Rated
School buildings; require new construction and certain renovations to include water bottle filling stations. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1511
Not Rated
Mississippi Board of Human Services; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1512
Not Rated
DOC requests, appropriation bills and operating budget; require to include specific line items for proposed expenditures. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1513
Good Policy
Inmate Welfare Fund; require DOC to expend unused portions of the fund on reentry purposes. Alive
Analysis: Allows DOC to use unused funds on on housing and reentry expenses.
HB 1516
Not Rated
City of Biloxi; remove restriction to provide annual cost-of-living increases for retired members of city's disability and relief fund for firemen/policemen. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1517
Not Rated
City of Biloxi; remove restriction to provide annual cost-of-living increases for members of the city's general municipal employees' retirement system. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1522
Neutral
Mississippi Veterans Home Perpetual Care Fund; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill creates the Mississippi Veterans Home Perpetual Care Fund. This new fund would be used for the administration, renovation, maintenance and operation of Mississippi Veterans Nursing Homes.
HB 1525
Not Rated
Computer science; require to be taught in all public schools. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1529
Not Rated
DOC; convert restitution centers to post-release reentry centers. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1530
Not Rated
Career pathways initiative; provide for development of to increase access to educational credentials for higher-paying jobs. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1534
Not Rated
Corrections Inspection Council; establish. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1535
Not Rated
Use of restitution centers by DOC; repeal and convert centers into post-release reentry centers. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1536
Not Rated
Statewide testing program; require tests to be translated and printed into primary spoken language of ELL students. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1537
Not Rated
Sex education; require SDE and Department of Health to develop list of approved curricula to be used in schools and revise every five years. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1546
Not Rated
ETV; Legislature not appropriate general funds to after fiscal year 2021, use funds for National Guard. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1562
Not Rated
Open Meetings Act; revise to require that minutes kept shall be posted on public body's website within certain time after the meeting. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1563
Not Rated
Public Trust Tidelands Law; revise definitions of the terms 'submerged lands' and 'tidelands' for the purpose of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1570
Not Rated
Appropriation; Rural Fire Truck Fund for additional round of trucks under Acquisition Assistance Program. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1578
Not Rated
School districts; authorize certain districts to employ retired teachers while they continue to draw retirement allowance. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1581
Not Rated
Appropriation; DFA for costs of infrastructure construction within Perry County Industrial Park. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1583
Not Rated
Appropriation; DFA for constructing a building for the 3-D School and Evaluation Center in Petal. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1584
Not Rated
Appropriation; DFA for constructing a building for the 3-D School and Evaluation Center in Petal. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1591
Not Rated
Appropriation; additional for various state agencies for Fiscal Year 2020. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1596
Not Rated
Appropriation; Hinds County for costs of construction of Segment 1A of the Hinds Parkway Road Project. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1597
Not Rated
Appropriation; Medicaid increase funded slots for elderly and Disabled Waiver and Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver programs. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1599
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Jackson for costs of completing the renovation of Smith Park. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1600
Not Rated
Appropriations; City of Jackson for costs of completing Phase II of renovation of Thalia Mara Hall. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1602
Not Rated
Appropriation; Archives and History for historical markers in Holmes County designating birthplace of Church of God in Christ. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1603
Not Rated
Appropriation; Medicaid to increase funded slots for Elderly and Disabled Waiver and Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver programs. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1604
Not Rated
Appropriation; Hinds County to for costs of construction of Segment 1A of the Hinds Parkway Road Project. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1605
Not Rated
Appropriations; community college board for paying cost of testing fee for first-time takers of the GED test. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1615
Not Rated
Appropriations; City of Jackson for costs of renovating Russell C. Davis Planetarium. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1616
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Jackson for costs of renovating old city library and relocating Welty Library to that site. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1617
Not Rated
Appropriation; State Auditor for forensic audit of DHS's TANF expenditures during certain period. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1620
Not Rated
Appropriations; IHL for MS Valley State University for lowering tuition rate for 2020-2021 academic year. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1623
Not Rated
Appropriation; Lee and Monroe Counties for funding National Resource Camp pilot program. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1624
Not Rated
Appropriation; Itawamba Community College for funding Vocational Education and Technology Camp in Lee and Monroe Counties. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1625
Not Rated
Appropriation; DFA for costs of constructing a biking trail in Bolivar County. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1626
Not Rated
Appropriation; DFA for costs of constructing sidewalks to schools in Rosedale. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1629
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL board for cost of waiving tuition at IHLs for certain foster children and adopted children. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1630
Not Rated
Appropriation; Human Services for youthbuild programs eligible for grants under Youthbuild Act. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1635
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health Department to provide epi-pens and AEDs in IHLs, community colleges and schools. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1639
Not Rated
Appropriation; employment security for funding summer youth employment programs. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1642
Not Rated
Appropriation; Employment Security for youthbuild programs eligible for grants under Youthbuild Act. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1643
Not Rated
Appropriation; Hinds County for costs of establishing a mental and behavioral health treatment court collaborative. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1648
Not Rated
Appropriations; Mississippi Development Authority to fund minority disparity study. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1651
Not Rated
Appropriations; IHL for Alcorn State University for certain agriculture research and extension capital projects. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1652
Not Rated
Appropriations; IHL for Alcorn State University for support of certain agriculture research and extension programs. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1656
Not Rated
Appropriation; Marshall County for preservation and restoration of Isaac Chapel Rosenwald School. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1657
Not Rated
Appropriations; Mental Health to provide funding to Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources for diversion center. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1660
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Pearl for Rankin County Workforce Innovation and Training Center. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1663
Not Rated
Appropriations; IHL for Alcorn State University for certain purposes. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1664
Not Rated
Appropriations; IHL for Alcorn State University for certain capital projects. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1665
Not Rated
Appropriation; Archives and History for Church of God in Christ historical markers in Holmes County. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1666
Not Rated
Appropriations; Department of Education to provide grants to school districts to establish telehealth programs. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1667
Not Rated
Mississippi Department of Employment Security; revise certain provisions regarding in response to COVID-19 pandemic. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1676
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Corrections for employing additional maintenance staff and for repairs to Unit 29 at the State Penitentiary. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1679
Not Rated
Appropriation; Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists, Board of Examiners for. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1680
Not Rated
Appropriation; Cosmetology, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1681
Not Rated
Appropriation; Psychology, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1682
Not Rated
Appropriation; Auctioneers Commission. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1683
Not Rated
Appropriation; Medical Licensure, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1684
Not Rated
Appropriation; Optometry, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1685
Not Rated
Appropriation: Real Estate Commission and Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1686
Not Rated
Appropriation; Nursing Home Administrators, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1687
Not Rated
Appropriation; Physical Therapy Board. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1688
Not Rated
Appropriation; Nursing, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1689
Not Rated
Appropriation; Barber Examiners, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1690
Not Rated
Appropriation; Engineers and Land Surveyors, Board of Registration for Professional. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1691
Not Rated
Appropriation; Athletic Commission. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1692
Not Rated
Appropriation; Legislative expenses. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1693
Not Rated
Appropriation; Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and trial judges services. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1694
Not Rated
Appropriation; Attorney General. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1695
Not Rated
Appropriation; District attorneys and staff. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1696
Not Rated
Appropriation; State Public Defender, Office of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1697
Not Rated
Appropriation; Capital Post-Conviction Counsel, Office of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1698
Not Rated
Appropriation; Insurance, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1699
Not Rated
Appropriation; Fire Academy. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1700
Not Rated
Appropriation; Education, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1701
Not Rated
Appropriation; Library Commission. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1702
Not Rated
Appropriation; Educational Television, Authority for. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1703
Not Rated
Appropriation; Archives and History, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1704
Not Rated
Appropriation; Arts Commission. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1705
Not Rated
Appropriation; reappropriation, DFA - Bureau of Building; FY21. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1706
Not Rated
Appropriation; Environmental Quality, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1707
Not Rated
Appropriation; Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1708
Not Rated
Appropriation; Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1709
Not Rated
Appropriation; Oil and Gas Board. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1710
Not Rated
Appropriation; Public Service Commission. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1711
Not Rated
Appropriation; Public Utilities Staff. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1712
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1713
Not Rated
Appropriation; Medicaid, Division of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1714
Not Rated
Appropriation; Rehabilitation Services, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1715
Not Rated
Appropriation; Human Services, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1716
Not Rated
Appropriation; Forestry Commission. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1717
Not Rated
Appropriation; Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1718
Not Rated
Appropriation; Foresters, Board of Registration for. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1719
Not Rated
Appropriation; Pat Harrison Waterway District. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1720
Not Rated
Appropriation; Yellow Creek State Inland Port Authority. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1721
Not Rated
Appropriation; Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1722
Not Rated
Appropriation; Pearl River Valley Water Supply District. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1723
Not Rated
Appropriation; Port Authority, State. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1724
Not Rated
Appropriation; Public Employees' Retirement System. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1725
Not Rated
Appropriation; Veterans' Home Purchase Board. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1726
Not Rated
Appropriation; Marine Resources, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1727
Not Rated
Appropriation; Transportation, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1728
Not Rated
Appropriation; additional for various state agencies for Fiscal Year 2020. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1739
Not Rated
Alive
Analysis:
HB 1741
Not Rated
Alive
Analysis:
SB 2001
Bad Policy
Teachers' salaries; provide for increase. Alive
Analysis: This bill provides a $1,000 across-the-board teacher pay increase. While we support paying high-performing teachers, across-the-board salary increases are not the solution. In fact, evidence shows that higher pay often does not translate into more productivity. The issue is not that there is not enough money for teachers available, it is that our budget is eaten up with administrative costs that have risen over the past few years. Once this inequity is addressed by cutting bureaucracy in the educational system, more money will be available to pay teachers. Restructuring the funds already in place and examining closely the necessity of our abundant administrative costs can accomplish the worthy goal of providing more funding directly to the instructional staff in the classroom.
SB 2149
Bad Policy
Appropriation; additional appropriation to Department of Finance & Administration for the 2020 Census. Alive
Analysis: This is an appropriation of $400,000 from the state's general fund towards assisting the Federal Government's 2020 census in Mississippi. The state of Mississippi is in no position to be allocating funds towards projects that other government entities are ultimately responsible for and ultimately cannot afford to spend funds in ways that are unnecessary and largely wasteful.
SB 2194
Not Rated
Mississippi Telephone Solicitation Act; remove repealer on statute providing for the deposit of fees into the State General Fund. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2195
Not Rated
Memorial highway; designate certain segment of Mississippi Highway 15 in Newton County for Judge Marcus D. Gordon. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2209
Not Rated
Memorial highway; designate portion of Old Highway 15/South Jackson Street in Houston for Armis Hawkins. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2286
Not Rated
Early Learning Collaborative Act of 2013; revise funding and specify teaching standards. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2311
Not Rated
State Board of Health; codify and extend repealer on fee authorization. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2312
Not Rated
Memorial highway; designate portion of Mississippi Highway 302, also known as Goodman Road, in Horn Lake for Sam Dye. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2325
Bad Policy
Public officials and employees; allow Department of Revenue appraisers to receive same pay increases as county tax assessors. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes the Commissioner of Revenue to raise the salaries of appraisers employed by his department. The state government should be actively searching for ways to reduce government spending, not going out of their way to increase it.
SB 2353
Not Rated
Critical Needs Teacher Forgivable Loan Program; extend repealer on. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2364
Not Rated
State Auditor; increase fee which may be charged for performing audits and other services. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2395
Not Rated
School board members; increase pay. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2486
Not Rated
Medicaid; authorize extension of Management Information System and Support contracts. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2523
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers and firefighters; increase the death benefits payable to. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2526
Not Rated
Ex-offender provisional driver's license; provide for. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2563
Not Rated
Incentives Transparency for a Prosperous Mississippi Act; create. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2585
Not Rated
State Personnel Board procedures; exempt Department of Transportation for a period of one year. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2594
Not Rated
The Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act; revise and extend repealer. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2603
Not Rated
State Personnel Board; exempt personnel actions of the Attorney General's office from. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2626
Not Rated
Mississippi Qualified Health Center Grant Program; provide for physician grants. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2633
Not Rated
Driver's licenses; revise various laws regarding. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2684
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; increase number of offenders in regional facilities and adjust regional per diem. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2692
Not Rated
Memorial highway; designate portion of Highway 11 in Jones County for Police Chief Tyrone Stewart. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2696
Not Rated
Corrections; revise qualifications for commissioner and bring forward sections on parole and jails. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2702
Not Rated
Walnut Grove Correctional Authority; transfer all rights, benefits, obligations and duties to Dept. of Corrections. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2715
Not Rated
Highways; require Dept. of Transportation to erect signs directing motorists to Lynyrd Skynyrd Monument in Pike County. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2746
Not Rated
Mississippi Emergency Communications Authority Act; create. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2772
Neutral
Coronavirus relief monies; transfer federal funds received, and provide small business relief. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2792
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; exempt personnel actions for one year and bring forward employee sections. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2795
Not Rated
State Personnel Board procedures; exempt the Mississippi Development Authority for a period of 1 year. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2838
Not Rated
Department of Tourism; create. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed