Marine Resources

2020 Regular Session

Marine Resources

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 561
Bad Policy
Haul seine net; prohibit use of for taking of certain fish within one-half mile of the shoreline of Cat Island. Dead
Analysis: This bill makes it unlawful to use haul seine nets within one-half mile of the shoreline off of Cat island. This arbitrary regulation needlessly restricts the freedom of Mississippi's fishermen.
HB 632
Good Policy
Riparian owner rights; revise for purposes of state-owned lands on Deer Island. Alive
Analysis:
HB 643
Not Rated
Department of Marine Resources; authorize unmarked vehicle for law enforcement activities in certain situations. Dead
Analysis:
HB 649
Bad Policy
Department of Marine Resources Enforcement Officers' Reserve Unit; revise provisions regulating. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows for members of the Enforcement Officers' Reserve Unit to receive pay and be considered bonafide state employees for the purposes of state retirement, health and life insurance, and workers compensation. There is simply no justification for the creation of new government employees at this time that will further burden the tax payer.
HB 650
Not Rated
Oyster shell retention fee; increase. Dead
Analysis:
HB 823
Neutral
Coastal Wetlands Protection Act; revise definitions to include 'ordinary high water mark'. Dead
Analysis:
HB 827
Good Policy
Department of Marine Resources Chief Financial Officer; revise the qualifications for. Alive
Analysis: Adds CPAs as a potential qualification for CFO at the Department of Marine Resources.
HB 828
Not Rated
Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources; clarify procedure used when issuing or denying permits. Dead
Analysis:
HB 876
Not Rated
Mississippi seafood label law; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1499
Not Rated
Spotted seatrout; classify as a game fish. 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:
SB 2720
Bad Policy
Haul Seine net; prohibit use of for taking of certain fish within one-half mile of the shoreline of Cat Island. Alive
Analysis: This bill makes it unlawful to use certain nets within one-half mile of the shoreline off of Cat island for the purpose of catching finfish. This regulation needlessly restricts the freedom of Mississippi's fishermen.
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed