Judiciary B

2020 Regular Session

Judiciary B

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 22
Not Rated
First-degree murder; include unlawful distribution of controlled substances, when the distribution is proximate cause of death. Alive
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HB 49
Not Rated
Alternative Nicotine Vaping; regulate with penalties for sale to persons under 21 years of age. Alive
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HB 50
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore automatically once a person has completed all sentencing requirements. Alive
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HB 64
Good Policy
Traffic ticket quotas; prohibit state and local agencies from establishing. Alive
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. Alive
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HB 81
Not Rated
Body-worn cameras; prohibit law enforcement from recreating past activities with. Alive
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HB 83
Not Rated
Case plans for nonviolent inmates; require certain programs be placed within. Alive
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HB 84
Not Rated
Case plans for inmates who committed violent offenses; require certain programs be placed within. Alive
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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. Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 111
Not Rated
Statute of limitations; remove for crimes against children. Alive
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HB 124
Not Rated
Nonadjudication of criminal case; includes crimes listed as crimes of violence under Section 97-3-2 for felonies. Alive
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HB 125
Not Rated
Law enforcement flag; prescribe design of and authorize law enforcement agencies to display and fly. Alive
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HB 126
Not Rated
DUI; clarify eligibility for nonadjudication of those holding a commercial driver's license. Alive
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HB 135
Not Rated
Domestic abuse court program; establish. Alive
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HB 136
Not Rated
Youth and Community Safety Act; create. Alive
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HB 138
Not Rated
Purchase of automatic weapon; place certain restrictions on. Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 157
Not Rated
Vulnerable person; revise elements for misdemeanors and felonies related to abuse of. Alive
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HB 158
Not Rated
The Sexual Assault Response For College Students Act; create. Alive
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HB 160
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for certain convictions of embezzlement after 14 years. Alive
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HB 163
Not Rated
Expungement; remove embezzlement from list of nonexpungeable crimes. Alive
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HB 166
Not Rated
Firearms possession; authorize for nonviolent felons in homes and cars. Alive
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HB 167
Not Rated
Life jackets; increase minimum age of person required to wear on certain vessels. Alive
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HB 175
Not Rated
Interpretation language assistance services; provide for certain youth at juvenile detention centers. Alive
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HB 176
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for persons who have received an executive pardon. Alive
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HB 179
Not Rated
HIV crimes; increase penalties for intentional exposure or contact with blood or seminal fluid. Alive
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HB 211
Not Rated
Chancery court; require to order certain persons held pending mental evaluation. Alive
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HB 213
Not Rated
Electronic communication service provider; prohibit disclosure of information concerning certain subpoenas and search warrants. Alive
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HB 217
Not Rated
Open container of alcohol; create offense for. Alive
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HB 227
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore automatically once a person has been released from the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Alive
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HB 235
Not Rated
Identity theft; establish procedure for victim to have debt forgiven and credit reports purged. Alive
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HB 239
Not Rated
Public records; exempt the booking information of certain mentally ill patients from. Alive
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HB 240
Not Rated
Indecent assault; create the crime of. Alive
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HB 241
Not Rated
Sexting by minors; provide as a delinquent act. Alive
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HB 248
Not Rated
Interrogations; require all to be conducted by law enforcement to be recorded. Alive
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HB 252
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize automatically for first-time offenders. Alive
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HB 255
Not Rated
Implied consent; revise suspension period during appeals for refusal to submit to chemical test. Alive
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HB 259
Not Rated
Criminal investigators; add two to the 21st Circuit Court District. Alive
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HB 272
Not Rated
Dog and Cat abuse; conform reporting to FBI guidelines. Alive
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HB 285
Not Rated
Tobacco; prohibit sale of candy or food product that mimics. Alive
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HB 286
Not Rated
DUI; revise license suspension for test refusal if licensee pleads guilty. Alive
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HB 301
Not Rated
Marijuana possession; provide civil penalty for. Alive
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HB 303
Not Rated
Firearms licensed; require proof of mental health evaluation. Alive
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HB 305
Not Rated
Victims of crimes; authorize to choose the prosecutor of choice. Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 311
Not Rated
Circuit and county courts; authorize to obtain certain mental health records for bond/sentencing hearings. Alive
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HB 319
Not Rated
Motor vehicle reporting laws; clarify. Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 331
Not Rated
Possession of cell phones and certain contraband by incarcerated offenders and correctional employees; provide enhanced penalty. Alive
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HB 348
Not Rated
Motor vehicles; require hands-free devices when calling or texting while driving and make misdemeanor violation. Alive
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HB 361
Not Rated
Inmates convicted of capital offenses; provide parole eligibility after certain requirements are met. Alive
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HB 365
Not Rated
Mandatory minimum sentences for crimes committed by offenders; revise which offenders are eligible for. Alive
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HB 373
Not Rated
Conditional medical release; prohibit offenders convicted of capital murder from receiving. Alive
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HB 383
Not Rated
Copper materials; prohibit transactions between certain sellers and scrap metal dealers and other purchases. Alive
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HB 385
Not Rated
Firearms; require removal of for any person determined to be mentally ill. Alive
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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. Alive
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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). Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 402
Not Rated
Photograph identification; require for persons 12 years of age or older. Alive
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HB 413
Not Rated
Sheriffs; revise information maintained on prisoner meal logs. Alive
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HB 416
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize up to three felony convictions to be expunged after 15 years. Alive
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HB 422
Not Rated
County prosecutor; authorize to represent clients outside the county. Alive
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HB 423
Not Rated
Habitual offenders; exclude nonviolent from penalties. Alive
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HB 428
Not Rated
First time drug offenders; authorize the circuit judge to require participation in a workforce development program. Alive
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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. Alive
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. Alive
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HB 435
Not Rated
Parental Rights of Rapists; terminate for children conceived of rape. Alive
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HB 436
Not Rated
Littering; increase fines for. Alive
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HB 451
Not Rated
Concealed knives; remove penalty for carry of. Alive
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HB 458
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore automatically once a person has completed all sentencing requirements. Alive
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HB 469
Not Rated
Court reporters; require at felony preliminary hearings. Alive
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HB 470
Not Rated
Marijuana possession; revise simple possession of 30 grams or less as a civil fine. Alive
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HB 476
Not Rated
Firearms; authorize concealed carry without a permit during emergency evacuations. Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 479
Not Rated
Firearms; prohibit discharge near petroleum. Alive
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HB 491
Not Rated
Texting while driving; make a misdemeanor when not using voice-operated or hands-free device. Alive
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HB 497
Not Rated
Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol; increase salaries of sworn officers by $10,000.00. Alive
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HB 498
Not Rated
Revocation hearing for probationer; provide probationer shall have the right to counsel for such hearing. Alive
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HB 509
Not Rated
Violent offenders, certain; may be paroled by Parole Board if sentencing judge authorizes parole consideration. Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 544
Not Rated
DUI suspension; clarify when the 120 day suspensions begins. Alive
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HB 552
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore to all felons upon satisfying all of the sentencing requirements of the conviction. Alive
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HB 558
Not Rated
Utility worker; include the killing of as capital murder. Alive
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HB 562
Not Rated
Shoplifting; revise penalty thresholds. Alive
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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. Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 573
Not Rated
Deputy sheriffs; remove requirement to be qualified elector of the state. Alive
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HB 575
Not Rated
Law enforcement; require pursuit policy of alleged crime perpetrator. Alive
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HB 577
Not Rated
Intentional injury to pregnant woman; revise penalties. Alive
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HB 599
Not Rated
Intervention courts; require a magistrate in each judicial district for. Alive
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HB 610
Not Rated
'Keeping Our Municipalities Clean Pretrial Intervention Act'; create. Alive
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HB 620
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore upon satisfaction of all the sentencing requirements of a conviction. Alive
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HB 627
Not Rated
The MS Human Life Protection Act; create. Alive
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HB 637
Not Rated
Theft of street, road or highway signs; provide penalties for. Alive
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HB 641
Not Rated
Firearms; clarify licensing procedures for. Alive
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HB 658
Not Rated
Expungement; revise provisions for eligibility. Alive
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HB 677
Not Rated
Indecent assault; create crime of. Alive
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HB 702
Not Rated
Stun gun; remove the term from the prohibited firearms category. Alive
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HB 706
Not Rated
Firearms Protection Act; create. Alive
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HB 711
Not Rated
Left Lane; prohibit use of hand-held mobile telephones while driving in. Alive
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HB 717
Not Rated
Trooper training class; require Legislature to appropriate funds in 2020 and 2021 to defray expenses of. Alive
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HB 723
Not Rated
Tanning facilities; prohibit use by persons under 18 years old. Alive
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HB 724
Not Rated
Expungement; allow court granting a certificate of rehabilitation to also grant an. Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 734
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to certain veterans who were honorably discharged or released. Alive
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HB 735
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore to people who committed nonviolent disqualifying crimes upon meeting certain requirements. Alive
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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. Alive
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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). Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 761
Not Rated
Unnatural intercourse law; revise to remove 'mankind' from. Alive
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HB 762
Not Rated
Firearms silencers; increase penalties for the sale or possession of. Alive
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HB 763
Not Rated
Human Trafficking; clarify felony classification. Alive
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HB 779
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore automatically to certain persons who have completed all sentencing requirements. Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 788
Not Rated
Review Board for Officer-Involved Deaths; create. Alive
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HB 790
Not Rated
Officer-involved deaths; require investigation by Mississippi Bureau of Investigations. Alive
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HB 814
Not Rated
Attorney General; authorize concurrent jurisdiction with State Auditor for official corruption cases. Alive
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HB 816
Not Rated
The Mississippi Gang Act; rename as and revise provisions regarding. Alive
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HB 838
Not Rated
Driver's license; require Department of Public Safety to allow official identifying document of MDOC to suffice for. Alive
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HB 839
Not Rated
Domestic violence; prohibit those convicted of from carrying weapons. Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 873
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore automatically once a person has completed all sentencing requirements. Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 878
Not Rated
State agencies; prohibit disclosure of identifying information received from program applicants. Alive
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HB 879
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; allow to contest and undergo second test before termination or suspension without pay after failed urine test. Alive
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HB 900
Not Rated
Task force to address the disparity of African-American males in the judicial system; create. Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 908
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore upon satisfaction of all the sentencing requirements of a conviction. Alive
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HB 909
Not Rated
Felony expunction; revise age to obtain to conform to revisions. Alive
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HB 928
Not Rated
Bail procedures; revise. Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 942
Not Rated
Voyeurism; revise penalty for offense of. Alive
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HB 943
Not Rated
Terroristic threats; revise provisions regulating. Alive
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HB 944
Not Rated
Interlocutory appeal; authorize for criminal prosecutors. Alive
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HB 945
Not Rated
Sexual battery; remove statute of limitations for prosecution of crime of. Alive
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HB 953
Not Rated
Parole; change length of sentence to be served before offenders may request judicial recommendation of. Alive
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HB 956
Not Rated
State agencies; prohibit disclosure of identifying information received from program applicants. Alive
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HB 957
Not Rated
Part-time law enforcement officers; revise salary threshold determination. Alive
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HB 963
Not Rated
Officer-involved death; require investigation and appointment of special prosecutor. Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 966
Not Rated
Special Prosecutor; create procedure when DA is absent or unable to perform his or her duties. Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 974
Not Rated
Disenfranchising crimes; clarify those that qualify as. Alive
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HB 978
Not Rated
Hazing; increase penalties for. Alive
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HB 986
Not Rated
Fresh Start Act; revised certain portions of. Alive
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HB 987
Not Rated
Expungement; remove certain types of embezzlement from list of excluded crimes. Alive
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HB 998
Not Rated
Seized property; authorize defendant to request determination on whether forfeiture is unconstitutionally excessive. Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 1014
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for all nonviolent crimes after five years. Alive
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HB 1018
Bad Policy
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. Church's should be free and able to have their congregation protected by firearm-carrying members without being beholden to do the government's record keeping for them.
HB 1019
Not Rated
Mandatory 85% sentencing rule; repeal. Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 1021
Not Rated
Commutation of sentences; require for certain nonviolent offenders. Alive
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HB 1022
Not Rated
Habitual Offender Law; exclude drug and nonviolent offenders from. Alive
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HB 1023
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for completion of drug court. Alive
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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. Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 1054
Not Rated
Firearm; authorize a permanent license for. Alive
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HB 1062
Not Rated
Expungement; revise list of eligible crimes. Alive
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HB 1068
Not Rated
Seizure and forfeiture; require conviction and establish procedures in relation to certain criminal offenses. Alive
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HB 1072
Not Rated
Parole eligibility; revise for certain offenses and require Parole Board hearing before release of certain inmates. Alive
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HB 1085
Not Rated
Public intoxication; include controlled substance as intoxication. Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 1113
Not Rated
Electronic tracking devices; prohibit tracking of another person's vehicle. Alive
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HB 1114
Not Rated
Interstate compact on human trafficking; authorize state of Mississippi to enter into. Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 1118
Not Rated
Alternative nicotine products; require to be labeled. Alive
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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. Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 1122
Not Rated
Habitual offenders; revise regulations for. Alive
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HB 1126
Not Rated
Child abuse reports; expand list of mandatory reporters. Alive
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HB 1135
Not Rated
Law enforcement; allow off-duty use of official vehicles while performing security services in off-duty hours. Alive
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HB 1148
Not Rated
Period of probation ordered by the court; increase from 5 years to 10 years. Alive
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HB 1149
Not Rated
DUI; revise time period for fourth offense. Alive
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HB 1158
Not Rated
Prostitution; clarify that mistake of age is not a defense. Alive
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HB 1170
Not Rated
First time offenders, certain; make eligible for a parole hearing. Alive
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HB 1179
Not Rated
Statute of Limitations; remove for crimes against children. Alive
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HB 1180
Not Rated
Concealed firearm license; clarify prohibition for mentally incompetent. Alive
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HB 1182
Not Rated
Board on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training; revise membership of. Alive
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HB 1215
Not Rated
Health benefit plans; require those that may result in excess cost sharing for covered prescription drugs to disclose such to enrollees. Alive
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HB 1216
Not Rated
Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration; revise authority to oversee proprietary schools in the state. Alive
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HB 1217
Not Rated
Order of support; prohibit suspension of driver's license for being out of compliance with. Alive
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HB 1238
Not Rated
Sex offenders; revise reregistration for those who desire to leave the state. Alive
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HB 1243
Not Rated
County court administrator; require counties to pay salary directly to. Alive
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HB 1250
Not Rated
Regional solid waste management authority; include president of the board of supervisors of the county where facility is located on board of commissioners. Alive
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HB 1253
Not Rated
Mississippi Consumer Privacy Act; create. Alive
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HC 33
Not Rated
Constitution; amend to provide automatic restoration of suffrage for persons convicted of nonviolent crimes. Alive
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HC 34
Not Rated
Constitution; amend to restore voting rights to certain qualified electors once sentencing requirements are met. Alive
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KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed