Judiciary B

2020 Regular Session

Judiciary B

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 22
Bad Policy
First-degree murder; include unlawful distribution of controlled substances, when the distribution is proximate cause of death. Dead
Analysis: This bill attempts to radically change the definition of first-degree murder to include actions that under normal circumstances would not be included. Legal precedent holds that first degree murder is that which is willful and premeditated, the sale of drugs that leads to death is often neither and even if it is, this is for a judge to decide. While there certainly is a degree of liability owed to those who profit from the sale of dangerous substances in the event of a death, legislating that these crimes always constitute murder in the first degree is irresponsible and erodes the principle of personal responsibility.
HB 49
Not Rated
Alternative Nicotine Vaping; regulate with penalties for sale to persons under 21 years of age. Dead
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HB 50
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore automatically once a person has completed all sentencing requirements. Dead
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HB 64
Good Policy
Traffic ticket quotas; prohibit state and local agencies from establishing. Dead
Analysis: This bill eliminates the practice of law enforcement agencies assigning arrest and citation quotas to their officers. Law enforcement agencies that engage in this practice denigrate the legitimacy of the criminal justice system and change the nature of law enforcement from one bent on curbing crime to one focused on creating criminals out of citizens. This legislation invites justice and principled police work back into Mississippi communities where quotas are unjustifiably used to create a justice system that works for the state as opposed to for the people.
HB 72
Not Rated
Post-conviction relief; authorize successive application if state law changes. Dead
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HB 81
Not Rated
Body-worn cameras; prohibit law enforcement from recreating past activities with. Dead
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HB 83
Not Rated
Case plans for nonviolent inmates; require certain programs be placed within. Dead
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HB 84
Not Rated
Case plans for inmates who committed violent offenses; require certain programs be placed within. Dead
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HB 97
Bad Policy
Sell of urine; prohibit and prescribe criminal penalties for violation of. Alive
Analysis: This bill outlaws the sale or distribution of real or synthetic urine for the purpose of affecting the results of a drug test. Penalties of a $1,000 fine and 6 months imprisonment are included. Attempting to cheat a government-administered drug test is already a crime, the crime should belong to the person responsible for the wrongdoing, not anybody who the state deems is loosely-connected with the crime.
HB 101
Not Rated
Mississippi Smoke-free Air Act of 2020; create. Dead
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HB 106
Not Rated
Driver's license; authorize issuance of hardship license to persons who have their licenses suspended as a result of being out of compliance with order for support. Dead
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HB 111
Not Rated
Statute of limitations; remove for crimes against children. Dead
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HB 124
Good Policy
Nonadjudication of criminal case; includes crimes listed as crimes of violence under Section 97-3-2 for felonies. Alive
Analysis: This bill allows for the non-adjudication of those who enter guilty pleas to crimes of violence. Non-adjudication allows for the court to take rehabilitative measures for qualifying defendants as opposed to jail time. Rehabilitation is always preferable over jail time as it saves the tax payer money and is shown to result in fewer cases of recidivism.
HB 125
Not Rated
Law enforcement flag; prescribe design of and authorize law enforcement agencies to display and fly. Dead
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HB 126
Not Rated
DUI; clarify eligibility for nonadjudication of those holding a commercial driver's license. Dead
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HB 135
Not Rated
Domestic abuse court program; establish. Dead
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HB 136
Not Rated
Youth and Community Safety Act; create. Dead
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HB 138
Not Rated
Purchase of automatic weapon; place certain restrictions on. Dead
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HB 146
Not Rated
Department of Human Services; authorize to use additional methods of communication to send notices relating to child support. Dead
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HB 157
Not Rated
Vulnerable person; revise elements for misdemeanors and felonies related to abuse of. Dead
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HB 158
Bad Policy
The Sexual Assault Response For College Students Act; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill creates a universal policy for all colleges and universities in the state regarding sexual assault prevention and response. It provides the institutions of higher learning with broad authorities and responsibilities including the authority to adjudicate alleged incidents regarding sexual crimes. While the goal of this bill is worthy, it saddles our institutions of higher learning with unfunded mandates and raises concerns about the protection of due process with in-house adjudication of these incidents.
HB 160
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for certain convictions of embezzlement after 14 years. Dead
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HB 163
Not Rated
Expungement; remove embezzlement from list of nonexpungeable crimes. Dead
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HB 166
Not Rated
Firearms possession; authorize for nonviolent felons in homes and cars. Dead
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HB 167
Not Rated
Life jackets; increase minimum age of person required to wear on certain vessels. Dead
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HB 175
Not Rated
Interpretation language assistance services; provide for certain youth at juvenile detention centers. Dead
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HB 176
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for persons who have received an executive pardon. Dead
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HB 179
Not Rated
HIV crimes; increase penalties for intentional exposure or contact with blood or seminal fluid. Dead
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HB 211
Not Rated
Chancery court; require to order certain persons held pending mental evaluation. Dead
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HB 213
Not Rated
Electronic communication service provider; prohibit disclosure of information concerning certain subpoenas and search warrants. Dead
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HB 217
Bad Policy
Open container of alcohol; create offense for. Dead
Analysis: This bill creates an "open container law" that holds that the operator (driver) of any motor vehicle is to be considered "in possession" of any open container found in the vehicle, even of the open container is physically in the possession of someone else in the passenger seat. This is an affront to personal liberty and carries with it a minimum fine of $100.
HB 227
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore automatically once a person has been released from the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Dead
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HB 235
Not Rated
Identity theft; establish procedure for victim to have debt forgiven and credit reports purged. Dead
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HB 239
Not Rated
Public records; exempt the booking information of certain mentally ill patients from. Dead
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HB 240
Not Rated
Indecent assault; create the crime of. Dead
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HB 241
Good Policy
Sexting by minors; provide as a delinquent act. Alive
Analysis: This bill creates the offense of "sexting by a minor". It is a misdemeanor crime only applicable to minors who transmit indecent images of other minors electronically.
HB 248
Not Rated
Interrogations; require all to be conducted by law enforcement to be recorded. Dead
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HB 252
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize automatically for first-time offenders. Dead
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HB 255
Not Rated
Implied consent; revise suspension period during appeals for refusal to submit to chemical test. Dead
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HB 259
Not Rated
Criminal investigators; add two to the 21st Circuit Court District. Dead
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HB 272
Not Rated
Dog and Cat abuse; conform reporting to FBI guidelines. Dead
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HB 285
Not Rated
Tobacco; prohibit sale of candy or food product that mimics. Dead
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HB 286
Not Rated
DUI; revise license suspension for test refusal if licensee pleads guilty. Dead
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HB 301
Not Rated
Marijuana possession; provide civil penalty for. Dead
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HB 303
Not Rated
Firearms licensed; require proof of mental health evaluation. Dead
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HB 305
Not Rated
Victims of crimes; authorize to choose the prosecutor of choice. Dead
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HB 309
Not Rated
Law enforcement; require to provide mental health evaluation within 24 hours of arrest and establish training standards. Dead
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HB 311
Not Rated
Circuit and county courts; authorize to obtain certain mental health records for bond/sentencing hearings. Dead
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HB 319
Not Rated
Motor vehicle reporting laws; clarify. Dead
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HB 330
Not Rated
Hypodermic syringes or needles; unlawful to sell, obtain, purchase or possess as a direct consumer without a written prescription. Dead
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HB 331
Not Rated
Possession of cell phones and certain contraband by incarcerated offenders and correctional employees; provide enhanced penalty. Dead
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HB 348
Not Rated
Motor vehicles; require hands-free devices when calling or texting while driving and make misdemeanor violation. Dead
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HB 361
Not Rated
Inmates convicted of capital offenses; provide parole eligibility after certain requirements are met. Dead
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HB 365
Not Rated
Mandatory minimum sentences for crimes committed by offenders; revise which offenders are eligible for. Dead
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HB 373
Neutral
Conditional medical release; prohibit offenders convicted of capital murder from receiving. Alive
Analysis: This bill removes the right of those convicted of capital murder to be placed on conditional medical release.
HB 383
Not Rated
Copper materials; prohibit transactions between certain sellers and scrap metal dealers and other purchases. Dead
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HB 385
Not Rated
Firearms; require removal of for any person determined to be mentally ill. Dead
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HB 387
Not Rated
Public schools; clarify authority of local law enforcement agencies to prevent and investigate crimes on property of. Dead
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HB 393
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; require to input missing person cases into National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS). Dead
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HB 398
Not Rated
Mississippi Statewide Assessment System; remove criminal penalties and establish maximum time educator's license may be suspended for. Dead
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HB 402
Not Rated
Photograph identification; require for persons 12 years of age or older. Dead
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HB 413
Not Rated
Sheriffs; revise information maintained on prisoner meal logs. Dead
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HB 416
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize up to three felony convictions to be expunged after 15 years. Dead
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HB 422
Not Rated
County prosecutor; authorize to represent clients outside the county. Dead
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HB 423
Not Rated
Habitual offenders; exclude nonviolent from penalties. Dead
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HB 428
Not Rated
First time drug offenders; authorize the circuit judge to require participation in a workforce development program. Dead
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HB 429
Good Policy
Nonadjudication and pretrial intervention; authorize completion of workforce training as a condition that the court may impose. Dead
Analysis: This bill authorizes the successful completion of a workforce training program to be counted as a stipulation in a pre-trial agreement. Completion of a workforce training program is ultimately a better solution for some would-be criminals than jail/prison.
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 435
Not Rated
Parental Rights of Rapists; terminate for children conceived of rape. Dead
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HB 436
Not Rated
Littering; increase fines for. Dead
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HB 451
Not Rated
Concealed knives; remove penalty for carry of. Dead
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HB 458
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore automatically once a person has completed all sentencing requirements. Dead
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HB 469
Not Rated
Court reporters; require at felony preliminary hearings. Dead
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HB 470
Not Rated
Marijuana possession; revise simple possession of 30 grams or less as a civil fine. Dead
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HB 476
Not Rated
Firearms; authorize concealed carry without a permit during emergency evacuations. Dead
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HB 478
Not Rated
Court-ordered restitution, certain; require payment of victim first before court costs/fines are disbursed to court. Dead
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HB 479
Not Rated
Firearms; prohibit discharge near petroleum. Dead
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HB 491
Not Rated
Texting while driving; make a misdemeanor when not using voice-operated or hands-free device. 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 498
Not Rated
Revocation hearing for probationer; provide probationer shall have the right to counsel for such hearing. Dead
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HB 509
Not Rated
Violent offenders, certain; may be paroled by Parole Board if sentencing judge authorizes parole consideration. Dead
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HB 518
Not Rated
Crimes; create for unauthorized use of minor's name and social security number as dependent on income tax return. Dead
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HB 544
Neutral
DUI suspension; clarify when the 120 day suspensions begins. Alive
Analysis: This bill clarifies that the date of license suspension begins on the day that the judge signs the order, not the day of the alleged offense.
HB 552
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore to all felons upon satisfying all of the sentencing requirements of the conviction. Dead
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HB 558
Not Rated
Utility worker; include the killing of as capital murder. Dead
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HB 562
Not Rated
Shoplifting; revise penalty thresholds. Dead
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HB 563
Not Rated
Stolen property; create crime for the sale of and require refund to purchaser of, under certain conditions. Dead
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HB 570
Not Rated
Radar; authorize sheriffs and deputies, in counties with a popluation of at leat 100,000 on county roads outside municipal boundaries. Dead
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HB 573
Not Rated
Deputy sheriffs; remove requirement to be qualified elector of the state. Dead
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HB 575
Not Rated
Law enforcement; require pursuit policy of alleged crime perpetrator. Dead
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HB 577
Not Rated
Intentional injury to pregnant woman; revise penalties. Dead
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HB 599
Not Rated
Intervention courts; require a magistrate in each judicial district for. Dead
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HB 610
Not Rated
'Keeping Our Municipalities Clean Pretrial Intervention Act'; create. Dead
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HB 620
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore upon satisfaction of all the sentencing requirements of a conviction. Dead
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HB 627
Not Rated
The MS Human Life Protection Act; create. Dead
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HB 637
Not Rated
Theft of street, road or highway signs; provide penalties for. Dead
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HB 641
Not Rated
Firearms; clarify licensing procedures for. Dead
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HB 658
Good Policy
Expungement; revise provisions for eligibility. Alive
Analysis: This bill expands the number of convictions related to controlled substances that are eligible for expungement. This will make it easier for non-violent offenders to become employed and will reduce chances of recidivism.
HB 677
Not Rated
Indecent assault; create crime of. Dead
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HB 702
Not Rated
Stun gun; remove the term from the prohibited firearms category. Dead
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HB 706
Not Rated
Firearms Protection Act; create. Dead
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HB 711
Not Rated
Left Lane; prohibit use of hand-held mobile telephones while driving in. 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
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HB 723
Not Rated
Tanning facilities; prohibit use by persons under 18 years old. Dead
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HB 724
Not Rated
Expungement; allow court granting a certificate of rehabilitation to also grant an. Dead
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HB 732
Not Rated
Reimbursement for law enforcement training expenses; revise years officer must have been employed at previous entity before new hiring entity is responsible for. Dead
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HB 734
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to certain veterans who were honorably discharged or released. Dead
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HB 735
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore to people who committed nonviolent disqualifying crimes upon meeting certain requirements. Dead
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HB 746
Not Rated
The Jessica Marie Lofton Act; create the crime of selling, transferring or marketing adulterated human urine for sample chemical tests. Dead
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HB 748
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; require to input missing person cases into National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS). Dead
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HB 753
Not Rated
Interstate Compact on Second Amendment Sactuary; authorize State of MS to enter into with other southern states. Dead
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HB 761
Not Rated
Unnatural intercourse law; revise to remove 'mankind' from. Dead
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HB 762
Not Rated
Firearms silencers; increase penalties for the sale or possession of. Dead
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HB 763
Not Rated
Human Trafficking; clarify felony classification. Dead
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HB 779
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore automatically to certain persons who have completed all sentencing requirements. Dead
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HB 782
Good Policy
Certificate of rehabilitation; authorize those convicted in another state to apply for a. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes Mississippi inmates who were convicted of felonies out of state to apply for certificates of rehabilitation in Mississippi. These certificates will be easier to obtain for these inmates with the change offered in this legislation.
HB 783
Not Rated
DUI; revise violations of. Dead
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HB 788
Not Rated
Review Board for Officer-Involved Deaths; create. Dead
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HB 790
Not Rated
Officer-involved deaths; require investigation by Mississippi Bureau of Investigations. Dead
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HB 814
Not Rated
Attorney General; authorize concurrent jurisdiction with State Auditor for official corruption cases. Dead
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HB 816
Not Rated
The Mississippi Gang Act; rename as and revise provisions regarding. Dead
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HB 838
Good Policy
Driver's license; require Department of Public Safety to allow official identifying document of MDOC to suffice for. Alive
Analysis: Allows official MDOC documents as qualifying documents in lieu of a birth certificate or social security card for ex-offenders. This will make it easier for ex-offenders to get a driver's license.
HB 839
Not Rated
Domestic violence; prohibit those convicted of from carrying weapons. Dead
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HB 853
Not Rated
Part-time law enforcement officer; revise definition to include any person working less than 30 hours per week as. Dead
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HB 873
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore automatically once a person has completed all sentencing requirements. Dead
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HB 874
Not Rated
County Prosecuting Attorney; require written consent of district attorney before presenting a mater to the grand jury. Dead
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HB 878
Not Rated
State agencies; prohibit disclosure of identifying information received from program applicants. Dead
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HB 879
Good Policy
Law enforcement officers; allow to contest and undergo second test before termination or suspension without pay after failed urine test. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows law enforcement officers to request hair follicle testing in the event of a failed urine test that tests positive for drugs. The officer must make the request in 2 days and must pay for the hair follicle test out of pocket if the test affirms the results of the urine test. This allows officers an avenue to ensure they are treated fairly with regards to these tests in a way that does not harm the integrity of the substance testing process.
HB 900
Not Rated
Task force to address the disparity of African-American males in the judicial system; create. Dead
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HB 906
Not Rated
Nonviolent offenders; authorize reduction of sentences for passage of end-of-course subject area tests by offenders. Dead
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HB 908
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore upon satisfaction of all the sentencing requirements of a conviction. Dead
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HB 909
Not Rated
Felony expunction; revise age to obtain to conform to revisions. Dead
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HB 928
Not Rated
Bail procedures; revise. Dead
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HB 934
Not Rated
Compulsory school attendance; require youth court petition after third unlawful absence and authorize community service for violations. Dead
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HB 942
Neutral
Voyeurism; revise penalty for offense of. Dead
Analysis: As it stands 5 years jail time is the maximum amount of jail time someone 21 years old or older who is convicted of voyeurism can receive. This bill lowers that standard to 18 years of age.
HB 943
Neutral
Terroristic threats; revise provisions regulating. Dead
Analysis: This bill revises the language that defines the crime of committing "terroristic threats". It removes the stipulation that the crime must include a "cede to the person's demands."
HB 944
Not Rated
Interlocutory appeal; authorize for criminal prosecutors. Dead
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HB 945
Neutral
Sexual battery; remove statute of limitations for prosecution of crime of. Dead
Analysis: As it stands there is no statute of limitation for sexual battery against children. This bill removes the statute of limitations that exists for all sexual batteries, regardless of age.
HB 953
Not Rated
Parole; change length of sentence to be served before offenders may request judicial recommendation of. Dead
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HB 956
Not Rated
State agencies; prohibit disclosure of identifying information received from program applicants. Dead
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HB 957
Not Rated
Part-time law enforcement officers; revise salary threshold determination. Dead
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HB 963
Not Rated
Officer-involved death; require investigation and appointment of special prosecutor. Dead
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HB 964
Not Rated
Parole eligibility; provide for offender who commits crime before the age of 26 after serving certain percentage of sentence. Dead
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HB 966
Not Rated
Special Prosecutor; create procedure when DA is absent or unable to perform his or her duties. Dead
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HB 972
Not Rated
Driver's license; authorize hardship license for persons out of compliance for order of support or suspended due to incarceration. Dead
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HB 974
Not Rated
Disenfranchising crimes; clarify those that qualify as. Dead
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HB 978
Good Policy
Hazing; increase penalties for. Alive
Analysis: This bill creates the offense "Hazing in the 3rd degree". The main difference here is that 3rd degree hazing is a felony, while 1st and 2nd degree hazing are misdemeanor crimes. Other offenses for hazing, 1st and 2nd degree, did not include stipulations for forced alcohol consumption, which this new offense does. This 3rd degree crime covers serious bodily injury as well as death. Ultimately this bill increases penalties for hazing and provides for separate and distinct offenses under the law for hazing related injuries and deaths. Hazing injuries and deaths have become commonplace nationwide. The proper sentencing of offenders of these crimes is just and helps to discourage further incidents like these from occurring on college campuses.
HB 986
Not Rated
Fresh Start Act; revised certain portions of. Dead
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HB 987
Not Rated
Expungement; remove certain types of embezzlement from list of excluded crimes. Dead
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HB 998
Not Rated
Seized property; authorize defendant to request determination on whether forfeiture is unconstitutionally excessive. Dead
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HB 1009
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore upon satisfaction of all sentencing requirements of a conviction including parole but not probation. Dead
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HB 1014
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for all nonviolent crimes after five years. Dead
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HB 1018
Neutral
Church Protection Act; revise how a church is required to maintain reords of its security team. Alive
Analysis: This bill requires churches to maintain the identification numbers of any law enforcement officers who are members of the church's registered security team.
HB 1019
Not Rated
Mandatory 85% sentencing rule; repeal. Dead
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HB 1020
Not Rated
Habitual offender law; authorize parole eligibility if offender served 10 years of a sentence of 40 years or more. Dead
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HB 1021
Not Rated
Commutation of sentences; require for certain nonviolent offenders. Dead
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HB 1022
Not Rated
Habitual Offender Law; exclude drug and nonviolent offenders from. Dead
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HB 1023
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for completion of drug court. Dead
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HB 1024
Good Policy
Habitual offender; revise penalties for. Alive
Analysis: This bill enacts sentencing reforms that limit the application of long prison sentences under Mississippi’s “three strikes” habitual law for nonviolent drug offenses. Rehabilitation and return of non-violent offenders to society keeps the taxpayer from footing an even more costly bill for the state's justice system, puts more fathers back into what would be fatherless homes, and helps solve the current crisis of prison-overcrowding.
HB 1025
Not Rated
Juvenile offenders convicted of murder; revise sentencing options for. Dead
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HB 1037
Not Rated
Mississippi Dangerous Dog Control Act; create to establish misdemeanor offense of failure to control a dangerous dog. Dead
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HB 1054
Not Rated
Firearm; authorize a permanent license for. Dead
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HB 1062
Not Rated
Expungement; revise list of eligible crimes. Dead
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HB 1068
Not Rated
Seizure and forfeiture; require conviction and establish procedures in relation to certain criminal offenses. Dead
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HB 1072
Not Rated
Parole eligibility; revise for certain offenses and require Parole Board hearing before release of certain inmates. Dead
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HB 1085
Not Rated
Public intoxication; include controlled substance as intoxication. Dead
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HB 1094
Not Rated
Council on the Prevention of School Shootings; create to develop center in A.G.'s office to monitor online activity. Dead
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HB 1113
Not Rated
Electronic tracking devices; prohibit tracking of another person's vehicle. Dead
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HB 1114
Not Rated
Interstate compact on human trafficking; authorize state of Mississippi to enter into. Dead
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HB 1116
Not Rated
Interstate compact; authorize State of Mississippi to enter with other southern states to ban Internet pornography in the state. Dead
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HB 1118
Not Rated
Alternative nicotine products; require to be labeled. Dead
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HB 1119
Not Rated
Obscene materials or performanies; include the use of Internet social media websites in the offense of distributing. Dead
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HB 1120
Not Rated
Interstate Compact; authorize State of Mississippi to enter into with other southern states for purpose of prohibiting obscene advertisement on social media. Dead
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HB 1122
Not Rated
Habitual offenders; revise regulations for. Dead
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HB 1126
Not Rated
Child abuse reports; expand list of mandatory reporters. Dead
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HB 1135
Neutral
Law enforcement; allow off-duty use of official vehicles while performing security services in off-duty hours. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes off-duty police officers to utilize their government police vehicles when operating as private security while off-duty. Law enforcement officers are of course free to work as private security officers in an off-duty capacity during their free time. However, they are not entitled to public resources while operating independently from doing government work. While employed in a private setting, law enforcement officers are being compensated by that private entity and are not working for the public at that moment. Police vehicles are public property and should only be used by public officials performing public duties, anything else is a misuse of public moneys and resources. It is not the taxpayer's responsibility to foot the bill for police officer's transportation while he/she is off-duty and engaged in private employment.
HB 1148
Not Rated
Period of probation ordered by the court; increase from 5 years to 10 years. Dead
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HB 1149
Neutral
DUI; revise time period for fourth offense. Dead
Analysis: This bill removes the stipulation that holders of Commercial Drivers Licenses are not eligible for non-adjudication, revises 4th DUI offenses only to be enacted if previous 3 occurred within 5 years and adds the option of 5 year suspension of license in lieu of 10 year ignition-interlock requirement.
HB 1158
Not Rated
Prostitution; clarify that mistake of age is not a defense. Dead
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HB 1170
Not Rated
First time offenders, certain; make eligible for a parole hearing. Dead
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HB 1179
Not Rated
Statute of Limitations; remove for crimes against children. Dead
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HB 1180
Not Rated
Concealed firearm license; clarify prohibition for mentally incompetent. Dead
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HB 1182
Bad Policy
Board on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training; revise membership of. Alive
Analysis: Increases size of Board on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training.
HB 1215
Good Policy
Firearms; prohibit state agencies from creating restrictions for possession of. Alive
Analysis: Prohibits state agencies from restricting the possession of a firearm.
HB 1216
Not Rated
Firearms; prohibit officials from adding requirements for licensed concealed firearm holders. Dead
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HB 1217
Not Rated
Firearms; prohibit cities and counties from adding restrictions. Dead
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HB 1238
Not Rated
Hate crimes; revise delineation of victim. Dead
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HB 1243
Neutral
Critical infrastructure; define crimes of impeding and trespassing against. Alive
Analysis: This bill adds additional penalties for those who trespass on any place defined as a "critical infrastructure facility".
HB 1250
Not Rated
Fresh Start Act; revise certain portions of and authorize practice of medicine of dentistry after certain expungement. Dead
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HB 1253
Not Rated
State Fire Academy; designate as an authorized medical first responder training program. Alive
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HB 1273
Not Rated
Inmate Release Reform; revise provisions regulating sentencing and release of those convicted of certain violations. Dead
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HB 1275
Not Rated
The public defender oversight council; establish. Dead
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HB 1282
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore to veterans who committed nonviolent disqualifying crimes upon completing the sentencing requirements. Dead
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HB 1293
Not Rated
Window air conditioner; exclude from regulation of scrap-metal sales. Dead
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HB 1295
Good Policy
The 'Life Equality Act'; create to prohibit abortion based on certain factors. Alive
Analysis: Prohibits abortion because of race, sex, or genetic abnormality, except in a medical emergency.
HB 1316
Not Rated
Enhanced penalties; repeal for certain crimes. Dead
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HB 1317
Not Rated
Sentencing judge; authorize to set date to revisit sentencing of nonviolent offenders. Dead
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HB 1325
Not Rated
Littering; revise penalties for. Dead
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HB 1349
Not Rated
Criminal offense; revise definition of second or subsequent offense. Dead
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HB 1350
Not Rated
Post-conviction relief; authorize successive application when new state law would have adversely affected outcome. Dead
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HB 1351
Not Rated
Reckless driving; presume when serious bodily injury or death occurs. Dead
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HB 1363
Not Rated
Knives; revise those restricted in possession by a felon. Dead
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HB 1364
Not Rated
Escape; increase penalties upon conviction from a maximum of 5 years to a maximum of 10 years. Dead
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HB 1385
Not Rated
The Sexual Assault Survivors' DNA Bill of Rights; create. Dead
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HB 1386
Neutral
Advocate Confidentiality Law; establish procedures for disclosure. Alive
Analysis: This bill revises and clarifies when and how communication between victims of domestic violence and other sex crimes and their certified advocates can be disclosed. It removes the possibility of civil liability of those who disclose information of the communication and removes the stipulation that employees of domestic violence shelters cannot be forced to testify in court.
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 1398
Good Policy
Seizure and forfeiture; prohibit waiver of forfeiture and revise standard of proof. Alive
Analysis: The committee substitute for this bill makes it unlawful for a law enforcement officer to request or induce anyone to waive their rights to any property as it pertains to forfeiture.
HB 1401
Not Rated
Habitual offenders; provide a 10 year period for separate crimes. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1407
Bad Policy
Alternative nicotine products; regulate. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1408
Not Rated
Transparency and accountability; establish additional reporting requirements with regard to seized property. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1413
Not Rated
Female genital mutilation; create crime of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1428
Not Rated
Carly's Law; prohibit sex offenders from future contact with victims. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1443
Not Rated
Deadly weapons; revise penalties for carrying concealed. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1444
Not Rated
Youth possession of a firearm; revise penalties for. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1445
Not Rated
Firearms; revise elements for crime of possession of a stolen firearm. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1448
Not Rated
Alternative nicotine products; include as tobacco product and increase age to 21. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1450
Neutral
Foreign judgment; authorize courts to consider due process and fraud issues. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1477
Not Rated
Retired law enforcement officers; expand authority to carry concealed firearm. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1482
Not Rated
Registry, person committing offense against peace officer; create to include offenses including terrorism. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1483
Not Rated
Intimate visual material; make unlawful disclosure or promotion of a crime. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1486
Bad Policy
Tobacco products; prohibit wholesalers from directly selling the products to retailers. Alive
Analysis: Prohibits tobacco wholesalers from directly selling their products to retailers.
HB 1500
Good Policy
Board on law enforcement officer standards and training; authorize to consider certain military training when determining qualification of applicant. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1507
Not Rated
Habitual Offenders; classify for crimes of violence. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1550
Not Rated
The Anti-Genital Mutilation of Females Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1553
Not Rated
Auxiliary and reserve officers, retired; allow to retain issued badge and carry concealed weapon without a permit. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1554
Not Rated
Embezzlement; revise the list of excluded crimes for expungement. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1559
Bad Policy
Human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation; provide services for victims through approved services. Alive
Analysis: This bill provides for the creation of a slew of new government jobs and establishes a new fund for the purpose of providing care to those afflicted by human trafficking and sexual exploitation. While this is a worthy cause, the state government simply does not have any more of the taxpayer's dollars to spend on non-essential functions of government. The private sector offers solutions and care to Mississippians at no expense to the taxpayer. The state government should focus on attacking the criminal activity at the root cause of this issue, not spend tax payer dollars on programs that already operate in the private sector.
HB 1565
Not Rated
Mississippi Dog and Cat Protection Law; revise certain provisions and increase penalties. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1573
Neutral
MS Law Enforcement Officers' Training Academy; name firing range as the 'Lieutenant Colonel Pat Cronin Firing Range.' Alive
Analysis:
HB 1668
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Kentrell Liddell of Oktibbeha County. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1669
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Catina Taylor of Marshall County. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1670
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Buren Wayne Whitt of Chickasaw County. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1671
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Cassandra M. Jamison of Tunica County. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1672
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Frankie Lee Davis of Tunica County. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1673
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Antonio Simpson of Tunica County. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1674
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Kamal Karriem, Jr. of Lowndes County. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1677
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Anthony Leroy Wallace of Harrison County. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1733
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Randy Beckham of Simpson County. Alive
Analysis:
HC 33
Resolution
Constitution; amend to provide automatic restoration of suffrage for persons convicted of nonviolent crimes. Dead
Analysis:
HC 34
Resolution
Constitution; amend to restore voting rights to certain qualified electors once sentencing requirements are met. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2009
Good Policy
Sex offenders; future contact with victim prohibited (Carly's Law). Alive
Analysis: This bill makes it a felony crime for convicted sexual offenders to contact in any way their victim(s) for the remainder of their life. This rightly protects victims of sexual crimes and promises swift punishment to sexual offenders who would seek to repeat their crimes.
SB 2061
Good Policy
Arrest warrant; opportunity for probable cause hearing before issuance. Alive
Analysis: This bill requires that a judge determine, with or without a hearing, whether probable cause is clearly evident before an arrest warrant is issued against a person for an alleged criminal act. This will strengthen due process and help prevent frivolous prosecutions of Mississippians.
SB 2112
Not Rated
Criminal history; enact 'Ban-the-Box Act.' Alive
Analysis:
SB 2118
Not Rated
Pecan Harvesting Law; revise penalties for violating. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2123
Good Policy
'Mississippi Correctional Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2020'; 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.
SB 2204
Bad Policy
Local government police vehicles; allow off-duty use under certain circumstances. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes off-duty police officers to utilize their government police vehicles when operating as private security while off-duty. Law enforcement officers are of course free to work as private security officers in an off-duty capacity during their free time. However, they are not entitled to public resources while operating independently from doing government work. While employed in a private setting, law enforcement officers are being compensated by that private entity and are not working for the public at that moment. Police vehicles are public property and should only be used by public officials performing public duties, anything else is a misuse of public moneys and resources. It is not the taxpayer's responsibility to foot the bill for police officer's transportation while he/she is off-duty and engaged in private employment.
SB 2225
Not Rated
Disabled veteran with service-connected disability; clarify procedure for concealed weapons permit. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2420
Neutral
Public official corruption; prosecution by Attorney General upon request of the State Auditor. Alive
Analysis: This bill grants the Attorney General the authority to prosecute official corruption cases if requested to by the State Auditor.
SB 2459
Bad Policy
Gang act; revise. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases penalties for all felonies (violent and non-violent) in Mississippi and includes increased penalties for those believed by the state to be partaking in gang activity. "Gang activity" is a loose term that can be applied to almost any criminal act including non-violent ones, this will result in longer sentencing and stricter penalties based on loose and ill-defined terminology, not actual crime. This legislation substantially lowers the burden of proof for gang-related activity to the lesser "preponderance of the evidence" standard. Furthermore, it takes mothers and fathers out of Mississippi's homes and puts them into Mississippi's prisons at a time with vast prison overcrowding and an overwhelmed corrections system.
SB 2464
Not Rated
Trusty and earned-time programs; change eligibility to participate in. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2527
Not Rated
Intervention courts; technical corrections. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2550
Good Policy
DUI; nonadjudication of a first offense for CDL holder who was not operating a commercial vehicle. Alive
Analysis: This bill permits the non adjudication of the the first DUI offense for a Commercial Drivers License holder provided he or she was not operating commercial vehicle at the time. Holders of CDLs are entitled to the same treatment under the law as any other Mississippian, especially when operating a non-commercial vehicle. Holding someone to a different legal standard because of an arbitrary characteristic, such as holding a license of any kind, is simply unjust.
SB 2596
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise penalties for sale to minors. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2658
Not Rated
Domesticated dogs and cats; revise offense of abuse of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2680
Neutral
County sheriffs; revise recordkeeping requirements for meals served to prisoners. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2693
Not Rated
DNA samples; collected from person arrested for any felony and provide for destruction of samples only upon expungement request. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2744
Not Rated
Tribal identification cards; recognize as legal means of personal identification. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2759
Not Rated
Fresh Start Act of 2019; revise applicability of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2872
Not Rated
Critical infrastructure; define crimes of impeding and trespassing against. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed