Transportation

2020 Regular Session

Transportation

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 159
Not Rated
Radar; authorize sheriff and deputies to use on county roads to enforce speed limits. Dead
Analysis:
HB 162
Not Rated
Motor vehicles; regulate certain recovery of towed vehicles. Dead
Analysis:
HB 199
Not Rated
Radar; authorize sheriff and deputy sheriffs to use on county roads to enforce speed limits. Dead
Analysis:
HB 215
Not Rated
Disabled person's vehicle tag; remove requirement for physician's certification for annual renewal. Dead
Analysis:
HB 290
Not Rated
License plates for disabled individuals; revise various provisions relating to. Dead
Analysis:
HB 299
Not Rated
Headlights; require to be used whenever windshield wipers necessitated. Dead
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HB 300
Not Rated
Railroad crossings; require MDOT to review all passive crossings to determine if any are particularly dangerous. Dead
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HB 316
Not Rated
Towing companies; revise procedures when receiving motor vehicle not claimed by owner or lienholder. Dead
Analysis:
HB 338
Not Rated
Mississippi Transportation Commission; require to allocate funds equally between the four congressional districts. Dead
Analysis:
HB 348
Not Rated
Motor vehicles; require hands-free devices when calling or texting while driving and make misdemeanor violation. Dead
Analysis:
HB 357
Not Rated
Salvage vehicle inspections; require DPS to conduct for vehicles repaired or rebuilt in another state. Dead
Analysis:
HB 359
Good Policy
Motor vehicles; delete five-day requirement regarding towing and storage of. Alive
Analysis: This bill removes the 5 day waiting period required of a property owner who wishes to have a another person's vehicle towed from their property. This protects the property rights of property owners. If an issue arises from the removal of this regulation the 2 interested parties can handle it amongst themselves or in court.
HB 360
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate segment of U.S. Highway 50 in Lowndes County as 'Senator William 'Bill' Canon Memorial Highway.' Dead
Analysis:
HB 363
Neutral
Motor vehicles; add exception for title and/or registration upon selling for wrecker and auto repair service businesses. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows an automotive repair service or wrecker service to sell a vehicle that is legal being held as merchandise regardless of whose name is on the title.
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 410
Not Rated
Radar; authorize MDOT law enforcement to use when enforcing speed limit laws on commercial vehicles. Dead
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HB 446
Not Rated
Highway speed limits; require certain shall be 70 mph and cannot be reduced. Dead
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HB 447
Neutral
Highway sign; authorize erection of on MS Hwy 25 near Pisgah exit to honor Olympic Gold Medalist Tori Bowie. Dead
Analysis:
HB 462
Not Rated
State aid roads; increase maximum allowed in the state. Dead
Analysis:
HB 477
Neutral
Memorial highways; designate. Dead
Analysis:
HB 480
Not Rated
Fuel taxes; allocate a portion to the City of Jackson to defray costs incurred as a result of being the seat of state government. Dead
Analysis:
HB 492
Not Rated
Used motor vehicle dealer; require MMVC to make available a distinction with less liability required for certain limited auto auction buyers. Dead
Analysis:
HB 499
Neutral
Memorial Highway; designate U.S. Highway 45 in Alcorn County and Prentiss County as 'Speaker William J. 'Billy' McCoy Memorial Highway.' Dead
Analysis:
HB 519
Not Rated
Window tint; increase inspection fee and use a portion for Trooper training expenses. Dead
Analysis:
HB 529
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate certain segment of MS Highway 15 in Newton and Neshoba counties as 'Judge Marcus D. Gordon Memorial Highway'. Dead
Analysis:
HB 536
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; repeal sections of law authorizing. Dead
Analysis:
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 585
Not Rated
Timber products; revise time during which vehicles transporting may operate. Dead
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HB 611
Not Rated
Driver's License Issuance Task Force; create. Dead
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HB 633
Not Rated
Gas prices on signs and gas pumps; regulate when a difference exists. Dead
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HB 652
Not Rated
Radar; delete population threshold for municipal law enforcement to use on public streets of municipality. Dead
Analysis:
HB 653
Neutral
Transportation funding; authorize public-private partnerships to include naming rights. Dead
Analysis:
HB 703
Not Rated
Driver's license; direct Commission of Public Safety to develop and implement electronic format option. Dead
Analysis:
HB 711
Not Rated
Left Lane; prohibit use of hand-held mobile telephones while driving in. Dead
Analysis:
HB 767
Not Rated
Driver's license; authorize designation of certain disabilities on. Dead
Analysis:
HB 772
Neutral
Outdoor advertisement signs; revise height requirements for. Dead
Analysis:
HB 811
Neutral
Traffic accidents; require to move vehicle to certain locations in certain situations on a highway. Alive
Analysis:
HB 834
Not Rated
Disabled parking violations; add state assessment to be used for Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation. Dead
Analysis:
HB 835
Neutral
Littering violations; add assessment for LSBP funds. Dead
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 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 889
Not Rated
Motor scooter; clarify definition as well as electric assistive mobility device. Dead
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HB 913
Not Rated
Motor vehicle license plates; allow reuse from one vehicle to another vehicle under certain conditions. Dead
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HB 916
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; exempt certain vehicles. Dead
Analysis:
HB 971
Not Rated
Driver's license; revise certain requirements and create certificate for driving. Dead
Analysis:
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
Analysis:
HB 1005
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
Analysis:
HB 1080
Good Policy
Toll roads; revise maximum length of time for public private partnership agreement. Alive
Analysis: This bill weakens a government regulation on the length of public private partnership agreements for toll roads.
HB 1081
Neutral
Local System Bridge Replacement & Rehabilitation Fund; revise allocation formula. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1083
Not Rated
United States Highway 49; designate segment from Hinds County to Coahoma County as an historic highway. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1121
Not Rated
Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission Law; bring forward. Dead
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HB 1153
Not Rated
Radar; revise population threshold for municipal law enforcement to use on public streets of municipality. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1176
Good Policy
School bus drivers; increase maximum speed limit on interstate highways. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases the allowed maximum speed for school buses on interstate highways from 45mph to 65mph.
HB 1209
Not Rated
Driver's licenses; allow online renewal any time and require DPS mail notification before expiration of. Dead
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HB 1237
Not Rated
Motor vehicles; increase gross weight and axle weight limitations for certain carrying gas tanks and fueling systems. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1254
Not Rated
Driver education program; require DPS to accept in lieu of department administering examination. Dead
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HB 1262
Not Rated
Driver's licenses; require development and implementation of a digitized format. 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 1279
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate segment of U.S. Highway 51 in Lincoln County for fallen police officers Zach Moak and James White. Alive
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HB 1280
Not Rated
Memorial highway; designate segment in Lincoln County for Officer James Kevin White. Dead
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HB 1313
Not Rated
School bus; increase penalties for unlawfully overtaking. Dead
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HB 1331
Not Rated
Right-of-way; revise responsibility of certain drainage systems within municipalities. 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 1371
Neutral
DPS division of driver services; make various revisions regarding. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1372
Neutral
Commercial driver's license; revise various laws regarding. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1383
Neutral
Economic Development Highway Act; revise definition of high economic benefit project. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1410
Not Rated
Standup electric scooters; provide that a local governing authority may regulate. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1456
Bad Policy
Superload vehicles; authorize law enforcement to escort and to charge reasonable fee for escort. Dead
Analysis: This bill authorizes state law enforcement to provide escort to super load vehicles for a fee. State law enforcement is not a private security/escort service to be bought by private entities. It is a public entity operating through the usage of tax dollars from the people. If providing escort services to superload vehicles is integral to public safety then law enforcement should be actively doing this at no extra cost to the people. If it is not integral to public safety then publicly-paid law enforcement should not be serving in that capacity, especially not while on the clock and actively collecting pay while serving in a public capacity.
HB 1457
Neutral
Motor Carrier regulation; update and streamline. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1491
Neutral
Vehicle weight limits; allow certain excess of limits for vehicles operated by engine fueled with compressed or LNG. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1503
Neutral
Highway patrolmen; allow active duty to teach driver education and training programs. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1628
Not Rated
Rankin County; authorize sheriff to use radar on county road. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2195
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate certain segment of Mississippi Highway 15 in Newton County for Judge Marcus D. Gordon. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2209
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate portion of Old Highway 15/South Jackson Street in Houston for Armis Hawkins. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2312
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate portion of Mississippi Highway 302, also known as Goodman Road, in Horn Lake for Sam Dye. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2467
Good Policy
Weight limits; allow certain vehicles fueled by compressed or liquefied natural gas to exceed on interstate highways. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2526
Good Policy
Ex-offender provisional driver's license; provide for. Dead
Analysis: Will make it easier for ex-offenders to receive a drivers license
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 2585
Good Policy
State Personnel Board procedures; exempt Department of Transportation for a period of one year. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2633
Neutral
Driver's licenses; revise various laws regarding. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2660
Bad Policy
Superload vehicles; authorize law enforcement to escort and to charge reasonable fee for escort. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2692
Good Policy
Memorial highway; designate portion of Highway 11 in Jones County for Police Chief Tyrone Stewart. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2715
Good Policy
Highways; require Dept. of Transportation to erect signs directing motorists to Lynyrd Skynyrd Monument in Pike County. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2716
Good Policy
Forestry permits; allow MDOT to issue for transporting of forestry-related equipment. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2764
Good Policy
Motor vehicles; allow registrant to indicate condition impeding effective communication for law enforcement notification. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed