Ways and Means

2020 Regular Session

Ways and Means

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 4
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverages; increase maximum number of package retailer's permits a person may own. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases the number of package retailer’s permits one individual may own from one to three. This effectively raises the maximum number of liquor stores that one individual may operate from one to three. Arbitrary government limits on the amount of liquor stores any individual may own are not good for the economy. An individual’s success in the market should be determined by the market alone, not by the government.
HB 8
Not Rated
'Small Town Teacher Tax Credit Act'; create to authorize an income tax credit to certain licensed teachers. Dead
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HB 9
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with sidewalk improvements. Dead
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HB 14
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for repair and renovation of War Memorial Building. Dead
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HB 17
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Helping Hands Food Pantry in Tupelo with repair and renovation of building. Dead
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HB 20
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of building for School of Public Health at Jackson State University. Dead
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HB 23
Neutral
Mississippi Major Economic Impact Authority; revise certain authority concerning loan for certain economic development project. Alive
Analysis: This bill gives the Mississippi Major Economic Impact Authority the power to renegotiate payments of certain loans made to certain municipalities for projects covered specifically under the Mississippi Major Economic Impact Act. It also stipulates that any debt incurred by a municipality for projects under that act shall not be included in the calculation for that municipalities indebtedness.
HB 24
Neutral
Bonds; revise certain provisions regarding sale by political subdivisions and other instrumentalities. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes that sealed bids for bonds issued by any political subdivision (county, road district, school district, etc.) may be submitted in electronic format. It also stipulates that if a successful bidder for a government bond fails to submit payment in a timely manner the government authority may sell the bond.
HB 26
Not Rated
Professional privilege tax; impose on attorneys who practice in state, are not domiciled in and do not maintain regular place of business. Dead
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HB 28
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce rate on retail sales of certain motorcycles. Dead
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HB 33
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Holmes County Consolidated School District with construction of a football stadium. Dead
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HB 34
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Holmes County with repair and renovation of county courthouse. Dead
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HB 37
Not Rated
Mississippi Sound Money Tax Removal Act; create. Dead
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HB 40
Not Rated
Housing Loan Assistance Pilot Program; create and authorize bonds to provide funds for. Dead
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HB 46
Neutral
Bonds; revise purposes for which bonds authorized for Town of Wesson may be used. Dead
Analysis: This bill included the construction of a new police station among the allowable uses for funds from the "2019 Town of Wesson Police Station Construction Fund".
HB 47
Bad Policy
Use tax; enhance enforcement of collection on all-terrain vehicles purchased out of state. Dead
Analysis: This bill requires manufacturers of ATVs nationwide to submit to Mississippi a report that includes the names and addresses of every Mississippian who purchased an ATV in a state other than Mississippi. The bill also requires the manufacturers to turn over to the state the exact make, model, year and identification number of every one of these ATVs so that the state may collect any unpaid “use taxes” on these vehicles. The bill goes even further to grant the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue the power to compel representatives of the manufacturer to appear before the commissioner to give testimony should the manufacturer fail to provide the state with the requested report. The bill also includes a provision that authorizes judicial proceedings against the manufacturers if they do not comply with the state’s request. The state of Mississippi has no business compelling out of state companies to comply with arbitrary records requests all in the name of collecting a “use tax” that the state of Mississippi has no claim to in the first place. If the state of Mississippi wants to collect more tax revenue it should create a business friendly environment in this state as opposed to attempting to derive tax dollars from purchases made by Mississippians in other states where they have succeeded in creating business-friendly environments. Instead of punishing the citizen for making the prudent financial decision to purchase goods in another state, Mississippi should enact policies that encourage buyers to purchase goods within state borders.
HB 54
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of hotel under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. Dead
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HB 56
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for public school capital improvements. Dead
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HB 57
Not Rated
Housing Repair Grant Fund; authorize issuance of bonds to provide funds for grants to low income individuals for home repair. Dead
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HB 58
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Delta Blues Museum with installation of permanent exhibits. Dead
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HB 62
Not Rated
Mobile homes; give owner of one year to redeem the property after sold for taxes. Dead
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HB 63
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sale of electricity, street lights and security equipment to homeowners' associations for security purposes. Dead
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HB 66
Not Rated
Local governments capital improvements revolving loan program; include municipal natural gas facilities. Dead
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HB 70
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Lee County and municipalities of Verona, Plantersville and Shannon with certain projects. Dead
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HB 76
Not Rated
Fuel tax; authorize certain municipalities to impose after an election to be used for road and bridge repair/maintenance. Dead
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HB 78
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson in making repairs and improvements to water and sewer systems. Dead
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HB 86
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with removal and demolition of certain dilapidated and blighted properties. Dead
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HB 88
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds to assist JSU with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program. Dead
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HB 91
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with improvements to Eubanks Creek. Dead
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HB 93
Not Rated
Smart State Act; create. Dead
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HB 105
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Yazoo County with renovation of county courthouse. Dead
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HB 107
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Holmes County with improvements to county roads and bridges. Dead
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HB 108
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise exemption that counties may grant on motor vehicles owned by volunteer firefighters. Dead
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HB 116
Not Rated
Sales tax; divert an additional amount to municipalities to be used to fund infrastructure projects. Dead
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HB 119
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Holly Springs with improvements to Mississippi Highway 178. Dead
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HB 120
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Holly Springs with restoration of former Holly Springs Water and Light Plant building. Dead
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HB 121
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Holly Springs with construction of a wellness and aquatics center. Dead
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HB 123
Not Rated
Tax credits; authorize for employers of convicted felons. Dead
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HB 128
Not Rated
Bonds; create pilot program for grants to certain municipalities for security cameras and equipment and authorize bonds to provide funds. Dead
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HB 139
Not Rated
Video lottery terminals; authorize lottery board to allow with certain restrictions. Dead
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HB 142
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize credit for certain child care expenses, child care centers and child care center teachers and directors. Dead
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HB 143
Not Rated
Bonds; create rural counties and municipalities cellular and broadband grant program and authorize issuance of bonds. Dead
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HB 144
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Tchula with road improvements. Dead
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HB 151
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property or services to Natchez Children's Services. Dead
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HB 152
Not Rated
Rural Hospitals Capital Improvements Revolving Loan Program; establish. Dead
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HB 153
Not Rated
Community and Police Safety Act; create. Dead
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HB 155
Not Rated
Lottery; clarify liquor stores able to serve as lottery retailers. Dead
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HB 178
Not Rated
Legislative Public Project Grant Program; create. Dead
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HB 189
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Greenville with extension of Colorado Street. Dead
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HB 218
Not Rated
Sales tax; remove requirement that certain taxpayers pay June liability for the tax on or before June 25. Dead
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HB 225
Not Rated
Bonds; create small municipalities security cameras and equipment grant program and authorize bonds to provide funds. Dead
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HB 231
Not Rated
Electric vehicle tax; exempt low speed vehicles. Dead
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HB 234
Neutral
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to Cold War veterans. Dead
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HB 242
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Corinth-Alcorn County Recreation Commission with construction of a splash pad. Dead
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HB 247
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Holmes County with construction of a park. Dead
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HB 249
Not Rated
Tobacco; increase excise tax on all products except cigarettes. Dead
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HB 251
Not Rated
Cigarettes; increase excise tax on. Dead
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HB 290
Not Rated
License plates for disabled individuals; revise various provisions relating to. Dead
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HB 296
Not Rated
Income tax; exclude from gross income compensation and income of honorable discharged veterans. Dead
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HB 304
Not Rated
Income tax; exclude overtime compensation from gross income. Dead
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HB 307
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to the Freedom House in Canton. Dead
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HB 312
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds to assist Canton in the construction of a convention center. Dead
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HB 327
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Pike County with improvements at Gateway Industrial Park. Dead
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HB 328
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Scenic Rivers Development Alliance with projects in Amite, Franklin, Pike, Walthall and Wilkinson Counties. Dead
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HB 329
Not Rated
Mineral interests; owner of nonproducing interest held separately from surface estate will be liable for portion of ad valorem taxes on land. Dead
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HB 334
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds to school districts for vocational education improvements. Dead
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HB 340
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sale of tangible personal property or services to Itawamba Crossroads Ranch, Inc. Dead
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HB 375
Not Rated
Income tax; provide a credit for taxpayers who claim a federal earned income tax credit. Dead
Analysis:
HB 379
Bad Policy
Mississippi Marketplace Facilitator Act of 2020; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes the state to tax, regulate and audit online "marketplace facilitators" (companies that facilitate the online buying and selling of personal property). It also includes a provision that allows this tax to be passed on to those who purchase items through the facilitator. This bill is an attempt by the state government to become involved in the growing online market of personal property. This state involvement in these online marketplaces will surely raise costs in this marketplace and make these online facilitators less inclined to operate with potential sellers/buyers in Mississippi.
HB 382
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist with maintenance of the Mississippi Telecommunication Conference and Training Center. Dead
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HB 453
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; remove the provision that prescribes the manner in which affordable rental housing must be appraised. Dead
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HB 456
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. Dead
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HB 473
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for taxpayers that employ persons convicted of certain nonviolent crimes. Dead
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HB 475
Not Rated
Use tax; revise purposes for which municipalities may use certain funds for road and infrastructure improvements. Dead
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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
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HB 486
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to the Jackson Public School District's Career Development Center. Dead
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HB 487
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for improvements to Jackson Zoo. Dead
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HB 500
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for contributions made to certain hospitals. Dead
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HB 515
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tags; reauthorize issuance to supporters of Kossuth, Corinth, Alcorn Central and Biggersville High Schools. Dead
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HB 525
Not Rated
MS Veterans Organizations Supplemental Funding Act of 2020; create. Dead
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HB 534
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for cost of new alternative fueling infrastructure. Dead
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HB 535
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize credit for certain child care expenses, child care centers and child care teachers and directors. Dead
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HB 536
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; repeal sections of law authorizing. Dead
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HB 537
Not Rated
State Employee Loan Program; create. Dead
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HB 538
Not Rated
Income tax refund; provide check off on individual form to allow contribution to State General Fund. Dead
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HB 543
Not Rated
Income tax; revise provisions regarding net income of nonresidents, certain definitions and certain business deductions. Dead
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HB 546
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Delta Blues Museum's installation of permanent exhibits. Dead
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HB 554
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tags; authorize disability decal for Grand Lodge of Mississippi, Free and Accepted Masons, tag. Dead
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HB 556
Not Rated
Municipal annexation; restrict collection of ad valorem taxes until certain services are provided by municipality. Dead
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HB 557
Not Rated
Homestead exemption; increase for persons 65 years of age or older or totally disabled. Dead
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HB 559
Not Rated
Bonds; mandate election on issue of county or municipal bonds. Dead
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HB 565
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for grants and loans to assist with acquisition of and improvements to North Oak Regional Medical Center in Senatobia. Dead
Analysis: This bill authorizes the issuance of bonds to fund the repair and renovation of the North Oak Regional Medical Center in Senatobia. While some bonds are better than others the state is no position to be incurring more debt through the issuance of new bonds.
HB 583
Not Rated
Mineral interest; revise procedure for payment of taxes. Dead
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HB 588
Not Rated
Delinquent county garbage fees; provide nonrenewal of driver's licenses for nonpayment. Dead
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HB 595
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for Capitol Complex Improvement District, City of Jackson and Jackson Public School District projects. Dead
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HB 600
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist with repair and renovation of the Rosenwald School in Marshall County. Dead
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HB 612
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize disability decal for Grand Lodge of Mississippi, Free and Accepted Masons, tag. Dead
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HB 615
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of precious metals bullion. Dead
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HB 616
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of gold, silver, platinum and palladium bullion. Dead
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HB 621
Not Rated
Tax Credit Scholarship Act; create. Dead
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HB 631
Not Rated
Sales tax; create diversion to counties. Dead
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HB 638
Good Policy
Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions regarding when an application for change of property assessment may be made. Dead
Analysis: This bill provides a tax assessor with an opportunity to change, decrease or cancel an assessment due to any extenuating circumstances with the property being assessed. It also provides an avenue for the owner of the taxed property to make an application for a change in the assessment amount to the board of supervisors. This legislation offers a common-sense solution to property owners who feel that their ad valorem taxes are too high.
HB 639
Bad Policy
Manufactured and mobile homes; require certain notice to tax collector when relocated from another county. Dead
Analysis: This legislation requires that an owner of a manufactured or mobile home inform the county tax collector in the event that he or she moves the home from one county to another. Failure to do so would result in a fine. It is not the people's responsibility to do the government's record-keeping for them. A requirement to complete government paperwork for a simple move from one county to another under threat of fines is not conservative or liberty-minded.
HB 648
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; reauthorize issuance to supporters of the Mississippi Sickle Cell Foundation. Dead
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HB 650
Not Rated
Oyster shell retention fee; increase. Dead
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HB 654
Good Policy
Beer and light wine; allow certain cities and towns with population of 1,000 or more to hold elections to permit the sale of. Alive
Analysis: This bill stipulates that any city or town having a population of more than one thousand people and located in a county that has no city or town with a population of more than two thousand five hundred people may hold a vote to determine the legality of the sale, transportation, possession and use of alcohol in their town or city. Every city and town in Mississippi should have the right to hold a vote in this subject, regardless of arbitrary requirements on population size. However, this bill does expand freedom for Mississippians living in those towns.
HB 655
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt one motor vehicle owned by an active duty member of Armed Forces. Dead
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HB 656
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of Lewisburg High School. Dead
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HB 657
Not Rated
Sales tax; 'installation charges' does not include charges made when primary activity is construction or repair of buildings. Dead
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HB 659
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt certain business personal property from. Dead
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HB 660
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property to certain nonprofit organizations that provide guide and service dogs to people with disabilities. Dead
Analysis:
HB 661
Not Rated
Sales tax; extend time for exemption on retail sales of school supplies during the last weekend in July. Dead
Analysis:
HB 684
Neutral
Forest acreage tax; extend repealer on statute requiring counties to levy. Alive
Analysis: This bill extends the repeal of the forest acreage tax.
HB 696
Not Rated
Taxation; extend sales and ad valorem tax exemption and income and franchise tax credit for broadband technology equipment. Dead
Analysis:
HB 697
Neutral
Ad valorem taxes; extend reverter on authority for late payment without penalty or interest when exemption was inadvertently extended. Alive
Analysis:
HB 699
Not Rated
Income tax; extend repealer on credit for certain contributions to charities and foster cure charitable organizations. Dead
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HB 700
Not Rated
Historic property income tax credit; extend time within which taxpayers may be eligible to receive. Dead
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HB 701
Not Rated
Income tax; extend reverter on credit allowed for child adoption expenses. Dead
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HB 705
Not Rated
Homestead exemption; revise exemption for certain disabled veterans. Dead
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HB 716
Not Rated
Homestead exemption; apply exemption for disabled veterans from date of application for disability. Dead
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HB 719
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; reauthorize issuance to supporters of Gentry High School and revise distribution of fees collected from issuance. Dead
Analysis:
HB 721
Neutral
Rural Fire Truck Acquisition Assistance Program; authorize an additional round for counties and municipalities. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes the state to further fund the Rural Fire Truck Acquisition Program at a level that would allow all stations under this program to receive funds for an additional fire truck.
HB 722
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Fund. Dead
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HB 726
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; allow holders of package retailer's permits to sell on Sunday. Dead
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HB 738
Not Rated
Lottery tickets; allow to be sold at liquor stores if approved as lottery retailer. Dead
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HB 740
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for taxpayers that employ certain veterans. Dead
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HB 741
Neutral
Use tax; revise certain provisions regarding funds distributed to municipalities/counties for road and bridge improvements. Dead
Analysis: This bill adds drainage improvements related to roads, streets and bridges to the list of improvements covered by the special state fund for infrastructure maintenance. The bill also specifies that municipalities are not authorized to use more than 75% of the funds granted from this special fund for the repayment of bonds issued or other debt incurred by the municipality.
HB 769
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of a new Highway Safety Patrol Substation in Starkville. Dead
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HB 774
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Columbia with water and sewer system improvements. Dead
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HB 778
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to first responders injured in the line of duty. Dead
Analysis:
HB 784
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist with construction of the Partnership School at Mississippi State University. Dead
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HB 789
Not Rated
Sales tax; phase out on sales of certain food. Dead
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HB 791
Not Rated
Repealer on one cent special sales tax on gross proceeds/income of businesses in cities with population of 150,000 or more. Dead
Analysis:
HB 795
Not Rated
Distinctive motorcycle license tag; authorize issuance to members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Dead
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HB 805
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of a new Highway Safety Patrol substation in Starkville. Dead
Analysis:
HB 806
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist with construction of the Partnership School at Mississippi State University. Dead
Analysis:
HB 807
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Oktibbeha County with certain road improvements. Dead
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HB 808
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Oktibbeha County with improvements to Oktibbeha County lake. Dead
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HB 815
Not Rated
Mobile homes; give owner of two years to redeem the property after sold for taxes. Dead
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HB 830
Not Rated
Distinctive motorcycle license tag; authorize issuance for supporters of Mississippi MoToSteps Motorcycle Safety Training. Dead
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HB 833
Not Rated
School districts; provide for repeal of local governing authority's automatic approval of ad valorem tax effort increases not exceeding 4%. Dead
Analysis:
HB 858
Bad Policy
Alcohol; revise certain provisions regarding authority of Department of Revenue to dispose of seized alcohol. Alive
Analysis: This bill slightly increases the parameters under which law enforcement may dispose of alcoholic beverages and "raw materials" connected with the production of alcoholic beverages. The state should not be in the business of seizing property as it pertains to alcohol in the first place, and surely should not be wastefully disposing of these materials. At the very least the state should sell this property at a profit and use the newly acquired funds to lessen the burden of the taxpayer.
HB 859
Neutral
Taxation; amend certain sections of law to make interest rates for various unpaid taxes consistent with rates provided in other sections of law. Alive
Analysis:
HB 860
Not Rated
Motor vehicle license tags; remove requirement for apportioned vehicles to have decal with expiration month/year on tag. Dead
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HB 861
Good Policy
Taxation; authorize Commissioner of Revenue to reduce a tax assessment based on additional information after order of Board of Tax Appeals. Alive
Analysis: This bill provides a 60 day window to taxpayers who feel they overpaid on taxes during which they can submit information and documentation showing their overpayment in the pursuit of a tax reduction. This will help keep Mississippians from overpaying on their taxes and keep money that they shouldn't owe in their pockets.
HB 862
Neutral
Ad valorem tax; revise penalty for failure of public service corporations to render schedules of property to Department of Revenue for assessment purposes. Dead
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HB 863
Neutral
Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions relating to assessment of public service corporations. Alive
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HB 864
Bad Policy
Department of Revenue; allow department appraisers to receive certain pay increases upon completing certain training. Dead
Analysis: This bill authorizes a pay increase for appraisers that complete extra training. The state of Mississippi already imposes a huge tax burden on its citizens. This bill is out of line with what should be the state's priorities and hands another tax burden to Mississippians without sufficient cause.
HB 865
Neutral
Sales tax; revise provisions regarding denial/revocation of permit due to unpaid taxes. Alive
Analysis:
HB 866
Neutral
Fuel and lubricating oil taxes; remove bond limit and class distinctions for certain distributors, require electronic filing of returns. Alive
Analysis:
HB 867
Not Rated
Sales Tax Taxation of Services and Construction Activities Study Committee; create. Dead
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HB 868
Not Rated
Highway privilege tax; add a gross vehicle weight category for carriers of property with additional tax. Dead
Analysis:
HB 869
Neutral
Motor vehicle title; change vehicle age from 10 to 20 years for odometer disclosure exemption. Alive
Analysis: As it stands, in the event of a sale of a vehicle aged 10 years or under, the seller must disclose the exact mileage of the vehicle. This bill raises that threshold to 20 years or younger. As a result, all vehicles sold in Mississippi that are 20 years or younger must come included with the exact mileage information. This change in law reflects the current federal law on the matter.
HB 883
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of the Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Foundation. Dead
Analysis:
HB 884
Bad Policy
Sales tax; divert certain sales tax revenue to special fund for state parks improvement. Dead
Analysis: This bill creates the Mississippi Park Fund and the State Parks Repair, Renovation and Capital Improvements Fund. These are to be funded by an added tax on businesses operating on the property of state parks. State parks are public property that those businesses already paid for through their regular taxes. This bill de-incentivizes businesses from operating through a tax that defeats the purpose of public parks, which is to provide for an area for public use at no further expense to the taxpayer.
HB 886
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of Mississippi State Parks. Dead
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HB 890
Not Rated
State of Mississippi; require to pay fire fee-in-lieu of taxes to City of Jackson for fire protection services provided for state-owned building located in. Dead
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HB 894
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt retail sales of certain electronic devices and school supplies during the last weekend in July. Dead
Analysis:
HB 907
Not Rated
Economically Distressed Municipalities Development Act; create. Dead
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HB 910
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt certain sales of tangible personal property and services to churches. 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
Analysis:
HB 916
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; exempt certain vehicles. Dead
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HB 917
Good Policy
Light spirit products; define as no more than 4% alcoholic content by weight, and regulate same as beer and light wine. Alive
Analysis:
HB 918
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Bolivar County with construction of a biking trail. Dead
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HB 919
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Bolivar County with sidewalk construction. Dead
Analysis:
HB 920
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the North Bolivar Consolidated School District with making improvements to certain schools. Dead
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HB 921
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist West Bolivar Consolidated School District with improvements to certain schools. Dead
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HB 922
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Mound Bayou with improvements to city pool. Dead
Analysis:
HB 923
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the City of Shelby with improvements to downtown walking track. Dead
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HB 929
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supports of EV Mississippi. Dead
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HB 939
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of headquarters building for Department of Public Safety. Dead
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HB 941
Not Rated
Mobile sports wagering; authorize. Dead
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HB 946
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property to volunteer fire departments for use solely in department purposes. Dead
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HB 949
Not Rated
Local Taxation and Tax Extension Authority Act; create. Dead
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HB 952
Not Rated
Mississippi Benefit Corporation Act; create. Dead
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HB 959
Not Rated
Mobile Sports wagering; authorize. Dead
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HB 973
Not Rated
Income tax; provide a credit for taxpayers allowed to claim federal earned income tax credit. Dead
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HB 977
Neutral
Oil and gas severance; revise date by taxes are due. Alive
Analysis:
HB 979
Not Rated
Alcohol beverages; revise policy of state regarding prohibition of. Dead
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HB 981
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; authorize the sale of wine at grocery stores. Dead
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HB 983
Bad Policy
Mississippi Board of Nursing;authorize to collect certain costs and establish procedure for collection. Dead
Analysis:
HB 988
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; allow direct sales and shipments of wine to be made to residents in this state. Dead
Analysis:
HB 991
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1006
Not Rated
Use tax; revise certain provisions regarding distribution of funds to municipalities for road and bridge improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1012
Not Rated
Land banks; authorize counties and municipalities to create to convert certain property to productive use. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1017
Not Rated
2018 Transportation and Infrastructure Improvements Fund; revise purposes for which City of Bruce may use funds received from. Dead
Analysis: This bill widens the parameters under which the city if Bruce may use funds from the 2018 Transportation and Infrastructure Improvements Fund to include the "Construction of walking and bicycle trails at the city's park."
HB 1034
Neutral
Distinctive motor vehicle license tags; revise provisions regarding issuance of various veterans tags. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1035
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Natchez with preservation of Natchez Bluff retaining wall. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1036
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for repair and renovation of Margaret Martin Performing Art Center in Natchez. Dead
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HB 1048
Not Rated
Department of Health; limit any increase in fees by and revise who can be appointed to child care advisory council by state Health Officer. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1052
Not Rated
MS Center for Legal Services; require $15.00 collected from criminal and civil actions to be remitted to. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1055
Not Rated
Civil Legal Assistance Fund; provide for an assessment to be used for. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1056
Not Rated
Civil Legal Assistance Fund; specify funding to from certain sources. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1057
Not Rated
Mississippi Center for Legal Services Corporation Fund; create and provide for a new fee to be deposited into. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1064
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Noxubee County with construction of an emergency operations center. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1074
Not Rated
Tourism project sales tax incentive program; include certain hotel projects in. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1075
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce/eliminate certain exemptions. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1079
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt retail sales of certain food for human consumption and increase state sales tax rate. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1086
Good Policy
Mississippi Liquor Distribution Corporation Law; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill privatizes to a small degree control over the import and sale of alcoholic beverages in the state. While the state should completely relinquish control over the alcoholic beverage market, this bill is a step in the right direction.
HB 1087
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverages; revise policy of the state regarding prohibition of possession of. Alive
Analysis: This bill diminishes the alcohol prohibition present in many places throughout the state. This bill makes the "possession" of alcohol specifically legal throughout the state. The transportation, sale and manufacture of alcohol is not brought up in this bill, but legalizing the possession of alcohol statewide is a huge step in the right direction and a victory for personal responsibility and liberty.
HB 1088
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverages; allow individuals to purchase wine from a winery and have the wine shipped to a package retailer in this state. Alive
Analysis: This bill allows wine to be shipped into the state by citizens for personal use so long as the wine is shipped to a licensed package retailer. As it stands, the Department of Revenue has the sole right to import and sell alcoholic beverages in the state. This bill is another step in the right direction in the pursuit of freedom from Mississippi's antiquated prohibition laws.
HB 1089
Neutral
Mississippi Development Authority; bring forward various sections relating to. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1090
Neutral
Tourism project sales tax incentive program; revise definition of 'tourism project,' extend authority of MDA to approve participants. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1091
Bad Policy
Mississippi Educational Talent Recruitment Act; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill creates a massive government expenditure aimed at incentivizing college graduates to work and live in Mississippi. The entire expenditure, equal to at least a 50% rebate (100% in some cases) on 5 years worth of state income taxes for every eligible Mississippian, however, is funded by borrowed money in the form of bonds. Under this program college graduates who agree to work and live in Mississippi for 5 years after graduation are promised either a 50% or full rebate on their state income taxes for those 5 years after their 5 year obligation. At first glance this appears to be a massive tax decrease but in reality the state of Mississippi is funding the entire program through the sale of bonds that do not spend existing state money but add to the state's already mounting debt. This bill is grossly irresponsible financially and will only serve to further saddle Mississippians young and old with piles of debt.
HB 1096
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverages; remove DOR from being wholesale distributor, authorize issuance of wine distributor permits. Dead
Analysis: This bill removes the power of the Department of Revenue to act as a wine distributor and authorizes holders of wine distributor permits to act in that capacity. This bill makes the market for wine slightly more free.
HB 1123
Not Rated
Income Tax; exempt income of certain mental health professionals providing services in critical mental health services shortage areas. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1124
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise eligibility for exemption that counties may grant on vehicles owned by volunteer firefighters. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1128
Bad Policy
Court ordered home study; revise fee. Dead
Analysis: This bill raises the fee for court ordered home studies.
HB 1142
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Saltillo with repair and renovation of community center. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1143
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist with installation of outdoor emergency warning systems at Wheeler Attendance Center in Prentiss County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1144
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at campground at Lake Lamar Bruce in Lee County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1145
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Baldwyn with improvements to natural gas system. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1146
Not Rated
Barber Board; increase maximum amount of certain fees charged by. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1150
Not Rated
Sales; clarify certain provisions regarding equipment sold to professional loggers. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1155
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of Thomas E. Edwards High School. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1166
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to attorney. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1181
Not Rated
Speech-language pathologist and audiologist; create board to license and regulate. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1188
Not Rated
Income tax and sales tax liability; revise method of collecting from public officers or employees. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1199
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce rate on retail sales of motorcycles. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1201
Not Rated
Income tax; exempt income of certain mental health professionals providing services in critical mental health services shortage areas. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1207
Not Rated
Excise tax on gasoline and diesel fuel; revise rate. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1226
Not Rated
Mississippi Educational Talent Recruitment Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1227
Neutral
Ad valorem taxation; bring forward certain sections of law relating to determination of true value of property and assessments. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1228
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions regarding the determination of true value of land used for agricultural purposes. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1229
Bad Policy
Peer-to-Peer Vehicle Sharing Program Act; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill introduces a host of regulations on peer-to-peer vehicle sharing programs that are needless and will only serve to further drive up the cost of doing business in Mississippi.
HB 1239
Not Rated
Taxation; extend sales and ad valorem tax exemption and income and franchise tax credit for certain broadband technology equipment. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1240
Not Rated
Income and sales tax; job tax credit for supermarkets in economically distressed communities, sales tax exemption for materials. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1241
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; provide partial exemption for certain business personal property. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1245
Not Rated
Use tax; revise certain provisions regarding distribution of funds to municipalities for road and bridge improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1256
Not Rated
Sixteenth section land leases; authorize school boards to elect to extend due date for taxes. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1258
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to enrolled members and descendants of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1259
Bad Policy
Income tax; authorize proprietary schools and similar entities to collect certan debts by setoff against a debtor's income tax refund. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1262
Not Rated
Driver's licenses; require development and implementation of a digitized format. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1267
Not Rated
MS Child Safety Account Act; create to establish child safety accounts and scholarships to nonpublic schools for certain students. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1288
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1289
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supports of the former Utica High School. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1296
Not Rated
Taxation; extend sales and ad valorem tax exemptions and income and franchise tax credit for certain broadband technology equipment. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1301
Not Rated
Adoptions; limit amount of fee charged to adoptees requesting nonidentifying information regarding. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1302
Not Rated
Historic property income tax credit; increase amount of credits that may be awarded and revise certain other provisions. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1315
Not Rated
Excise tax on gasoline and diesel; increase rate. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1329
Not Rated
Ms Video Service Act; establish. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1332
Neutral
State land; revise fee for filing patent for conveyance of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1346
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Shubuta with improvements to Town Hall building. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1347
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist National Oak Park Alumni Association with improvements to its Alumni House in Laurel. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1348
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for repair and renovation of former Southside High School in Heidelberg. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1356
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of new Mississippi State Veterans Home in Jackson metropolitan area. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1361
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; authorize tax assesor to change assessment under certain circumstances. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1367
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; reauthorize issuance to supporters of Murrah High School and the Murrah High School Alumni Association. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1381
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of qualified resort area, revise provisions regarding certain permits and sales. Alive
Analysis: This bills adds institutions of higher learning and all land owned by them to the list of "qualified resort areas". This effectively legalizes the sale of alcohol in these areas. The bill also stipulates that this legalization remains in effect regardless of any votes that have occurred in the county in which these institutions exist that have outlawed the sale of alcohol. This is a victory for personal responsibility and liberty.
HB 1393
Not Rated
Capitol Complex Improvement District Project Fund; revise purposes for which certain monies may be used. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1395
Not Rated
Residential roofers; require licensing, and exclude labor from 'installation charges' for sales tax purposes. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1406
Not Rated
Mississippi Critical Needs School District Tax Deduction Act of 2020; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1407
Bad Policy
Alternative nicotine products; regulate. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1421
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcholic Beverage Control Law. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1427
Bad Policy
Alcoholic beverages; revise certain provisions regarding tasting or sampling events conducted by a holder of a package retailer's permit. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases the amount of alcohol that can be consumed at "tasting or sampling" events, stipulates that no one can be served at these events who is visibly intoxicated and places regulations on the manner in which these events can be advertised. Overall this bill does loosen one restriction on alcohol in the amount that can be consumed, but places unnecessary restrictions as well. This bill relies on the idea that adults in Mississippi are not responsible enough to decide for themselves how much alcohol it is appropriate to drink and that we need the morally superior state government to regulate our drinking habits. This is an antiquated way of thinking that threatens liberty.
HB 1430
Not Rated
Tourism project sales tax incentive program; extend authority of MDA to approve participants for projects. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1431
Not Rated
Mississippi Critical Needs School District Tax Credit Act of 2020; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1435
Not Rated
Land sold for nonpayment of ad valorem taxes; provide that constables may serve notice of, increase fee paid to sheriff/constable serving notice. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1440
Neutral
Securities registration filings; revise certain provisions regarding fees. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1460
Not Rated
Parking and business improvement area; make certain revisions concerning. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1461
Not Rated
Law Enforcement Officer Bulletproof Vest Grant Fund; create fund and issue bonds for. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1462
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with construction of a real-time crime prevention center. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1463
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with purchase of right-of-way maintenance equipment. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1467
Not Rated
Income tax; allow tax credit for investments in qualified clean-burning motor vehicle fuel property. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1469
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Friars Point in constructing a community center. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1470
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for employers who pay the cost of a qualified wellness program. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1471
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Noxubee County with construction of an emergency operations center. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1472
Not Rated
Citizens for Economic Development Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1479
Not Rated
Peer-to-Peer Vehicle Sharing Program; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1489
Not Rated
Income tax; revise certain provisions to address investment in federally designated qualified opportunity zones. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1501
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to supporters of former Hinds Agricultural High School and Utica Junior College. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1528
Not Rated
Bonds; mandate election on issue of county or municipal bonds. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1532
Not Rated
Foreign limited liability companies; authorize Secretary of State to revoke registration if delinquent in payments or taxes owed to the State of Mississippi. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1541
Not Rated
IHL; authorize to enter into service agreement for certain repairs, maintain and capital improvements of a university utility system. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1542
Neutral
IHL; authorize to enter into services agreements for certain repairs, maintenance and capitol improvements of a university utility system. Dead
Analysis: This bill authorizes the IHL to enter into a service agreement for repairs, maintenance and improvements to the University of Southern Mississippi.
HB 1549
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for repair and renovation projects at Mississippi Valley State University. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1564
Not Rated
Local option sales tax; authorize municipalities and counties to impose. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1567
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales made by Biloxi Lions, Inc., and Lions Sight Foundation of Mississippi, Inc. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1568
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha Counties with certain road projects. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1569
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Noxubee County with equipment for 911 dispatch center. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1572
Not Rated
Fee-in-lieu of ad valorem taxes; revise certain provisions regarding school ad valorem taxes. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1575
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Perry County with improvements at county industrial park. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1576
Not Rated
Bond; authorize issuance to assist City of Quitman with Quitman Village project. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1580
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for Rankin County Workforce Innovation and Training Center in Pearl. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1582
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Dynamic Dyslexia Design; The 3-D School and Evaluation Center with construction of a new building. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1585
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Dynamic Dyslexia Design; The 3-D School and Evaluation Center with construction of a new building. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1588
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of the Marty Stuart Congress of Country Music. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1592
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for the Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1593
Not Rated
Successful Child Act; create and authorize income tax credit for certain tutoring and instructional costs. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1594
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for small municipalities energy efficiency and deferred maintenance projects. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1595
Not Rated
Historic property income tax credit; increase amount of credits that may be awarded and revise certain other provisions. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1598
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority with purchasing fire service equipment. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1601
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Utica with repairs to natural gas lines. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1607
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for certain caregiver expenses. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1609
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Petal with improvements at the Robert E. Russell Sports Complex. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1614
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for various improvements at Alcorn State University. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1618
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of a multi-user aerostrip at Stennis International Airport in Hancock County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1632
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Humphreys County with improvements to county courthouse. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1633
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of the Marty Stuart Congress of County Music. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1636
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Port Gibson with road improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1637
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Fayette with improvements to Spring Street. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1638
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Fayette with improvements to Main Street. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1641
Not Rated
Sales Tax; exempt certain sales of tangible personal property and services to nonprofit organizations that provide workforce training. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1644
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Flora with water and sewer infrastructure. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1645
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the City of Clinton with water and sewer infrastructure improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1646
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Clinton with road and street improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1659
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for Reunion Parkway project in Madison County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1662
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and Lefleur's Bluff State Park. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1729
Neutral
Taxation; revise provisions regarding certain income tax credits, sale tax and ad valorem tax exemptions and franchise tax credits. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1730
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize for various purposes. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes the issuance of $12,830,000 worth of bonds towards a host of uses throughout the state. This massive amount of borrowing will surely saddle future generations of Mississippians with an increasingly large amount of debt. The issuance of bonds in this manner is an irresponsible way to fund projects now that the state and its taxpayers simply cannot afford. While many of the projects that would be funded by these bonds are worthwhile undertakings, the state should seek to fund them through a comprehensive overview of spending; and should furthermore seek to spur the growth of capital in the state through a revision of the tax code and a repeal of burdensome regulations that stifle our economic growth.
HB 1732
Not Rated
Income tax and insurance premium tax; authorize credit for costs of qualified alternative-fuel fueling stations. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1737
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at state parks. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1738
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to the BankcorpSouth Arena and Conference Center in Tupelo. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1740
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Mendenhall with water system improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1742
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to improve capacity and safety of intersection of MS Highway 7 and University Avenue in Oxford. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1743
Neutral
Bonds; increase amount authorized for the Hinds County Development Project Loan Fund and allow use for construction of a parking garage. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1744
Not Rated
Income tax; revise definition of gross income. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1745
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Claiborne County with repairs and maintenance to Grand Gulf Road. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1746
Not Rated
Oil and Gas severance taxes; temporarily reduce rates. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1747
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for Mississippi Ports Improvements Fund. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1748
Not Rated
Income tax; revise definition of gross income. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1762
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1763
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1764
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1765
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1766
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1767
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1768
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 2099
Good Policy
Motor vehicles; clarify that receiving title is not contingent on tag purchase if vehicle will not be driven. Alive
Analysis: This bill allows an owner of a motor vehicle to receive a certificate of title without purchasing a tag so long as the owner stipulates stipulates that he/she does not intend to drive the vehicle on state highways. A tag is only required to be purchased before the owner operates the vehicle on state highways.
SB 2102
Good Policy
Motor vehicles; clarify permission for wrecker and repair services to sell vehicles not titled and registered in their names. Dead
Analysis: This bill authorizes wrecker services to sell motor vehicles that are not registered to the business under certain circumstances. It also exempts these vehicles from ad valorem tax. These are vehicles that are seldom actually on the road, their taxation is an unnecessary burden on the wrecker service.
SB 2253
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverages; add facility to list of legislatively defined qualified resort areas. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes the sale of alcohol at a specific venue in Alcorn County. This bill illustrates wonderfully the hypocritical nature of government regulations on the sale of alcohol. If the state kept itself out of the personal decisions of it's citizens, a bill with such narrow and obviously self-serving parameters would never be necessary. However, this bill, through returning personal freedom to one small group of people, is a small victory for liberty and personal responsibility.
SB 2257
Good Policy
State Auditor; authorize to examine tax returns necessary for auditing certain federal benefits. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes the State Auditor to examine certain tax returns in order to perform an audit on benefits from federal agencies. As these benefits consist of public money the state and the people have a vested interest in auditing these benefits to ensure their proper use and disbursement.
SB 2288
Neutral
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance for Robotics Alliance of Mississippi. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2290
Neutral
Homestead exemption application form; shall include name, date of birth, SSN, phone number and email address of the applicant and spouse. Alive
Analysis: This bill stipulates that the name, social security number and date of birth of an applicant for a homestead exemption's spouse must be included on a homestead exemption application.
SB 2291
Not Rated
Sales tax; require Department of Revenue certificate for commercial farmers to receive 1.5% sales tax rate. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2319
Neutral
Sales tax; clarify the description of logging equipment that qualifies for a reduced sales tax rate. Alive
Analysis: This bill clarifies language regarding the sales tax rate of specific logging equipment.
SB 2324
Bad Policy
Alcohol; revise certain provisions regarding authority of Department of Revenue to dispose of seized alcohol. Dead
Analysis: This bill slightly increases the parameters under which law enforcement may dispose of alcoholic beverages and "raw materials" connected with the production of alcoholic beverages. The state should not be in the business of seizing property as it pertains to alcohol in the first place, and surely should not be wastefully disposing of these materials. At the very least the state should sell this property at a profit and use the newly acquired funds to lessen the burden of the taxpayer.
SB 2328
Neutral
Agriculture; revise loans for agribusinesses and obligation bonds for Emerging Crops Fund. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2332
Not Rated
Forest acreage tax; extend repeal date on authority of county boards of supervisors to levy. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2333
Bad Policy
Fees; authorize Department of Revenue to charge and place in special fund to defray costs of shipping alcoholic beverages. Alive
Analysis: This bill creates a new fund for the shipping of alcoholic beverages for the ABC. This is not a new expenditure, only a change in the funding mechanism for this specific cost. However, the market of alcoholic beverages should be free and independent. Because we allow the state government to legislate the availability of alcohol in our state, we end up spending public money on the operations of the ABC, which would be unnecessary if alcohol sales were unregulated and left to the free market.
SB 2338
Bad Policy
Residential roofing contractors; require licensing. Alive
Analysis: Requires all roofers to register with the city/ county.
SB 2340
Bad Policy
Historic structure tax credit; extend deadline for eligibility. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2362
Neutral
Use tax; revise certain provisions regarding distribution of funds to municipalities for road and bridge improvements. Alive
Analysis: This bill stipulates that grant and loan proceeds shall not be counted when calculating the base period.
SB 2365
Neutral
Motor vehicles; provide that ad valorem tax receipts shall not specify legislative session in relation to tag credit. Alive
Analysis: This bill removes language from ad valorem tax credit receipts that specifies which legislative session granted the credit. Instead, the receipt will only mention that the credit is a result of legislative action without specifying which session.
SB 2369
Neutral
Ad valorem tax; remove reverter on provision waiving penalty and interest when county inadvertently extended exemption. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2372
Not Rated
Amusement rides; provide requirements for an application to operate amusement rides and inspection requirements. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2433
Neutral
Taxation; amend code sections to make interest rates consistent with other tax statutes. Dead
Analysis: This bill changes the language used on ad valorem tax receipts. When in the past the receipt stated which specific legislative session allowed for the tax credit resulting in the receipt, it will now only mention that the credit came from legislative action, not specifying which session.
SB 2434
Not Rated
Sales Tax Taxation of Construction-Related Activities Study Committee; create. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2435
Good Policy
Motor vehicles; remove requirement for apportioned vehicles to have decal with expiration month and year on license tag. Dead
Analysis: This bill removes the requirement for apportioned vehicles to have the date of expiration decal attached to their license plate. Removing unnecessary state requirements like these is prudent and saves money for the taxpayer and the government .
SB 2439
Good Policy
Taxation; extend exemptions and credits for certain equipment used in the deployment of broadband technologies. Dead
Analysis: This bill extends tax exemptions for communications equipment and the equipment used in deployment of broadband technologies. Businesses affected by the tax exemption will be allowed to further operate unfettered by state government, leading to more growth in that sector of the economy.
SB 2470
Bad Policy
Taxation; allow denial of permit to engage in business as a different legal entity until previous taxes have been paid. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows for the denial of a permit to engage in certain business activities if the state finds that the individual applying for the permit owes a tax liability to the state. This bill operates under the assumption that you don't have a right to operate a business without government approval. Owing money to the state is not a legitimate justification for the state to deny anyone the right to operate a business.
SB 2484
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' to include land owned by a certain state institution of higher learning. Dead
Analysis: This bill recognizes institutions of higher learning as "qualified resort areas". This means that these institutions may apply for a "qualified resort area" waiver that, if approved, would allow for the sale of alcohol at that location. This bill also strikes from the law a provision that bans the sale and consumption of alcohol at any public sporting event. This bill represents a step in the direction, away from antiquated alcohol legislation that attempts to regulate the morality of its people.
SB 2488
Neutral
Motor vehicle title; change vehicle age from 10 to 20 years for odometer disclosure exemption to conform with federal mandate. Dead
Analysis: As it stands, in the event of a sale of a vehicle aged 10 years or under, the seller must disclose the exact mileage of the vehicle. This bill raises that threshold to 20 years or younger. As a result, all vehicles sold in Mississippi that are 20 years or younger must come included with the exact mileage information. This change in law reflects the current federal law on the matter.
SB 2545
Good Policy
Native wines; allow sampling and sale at public events, pickup at wineries, and sale of alcoholic additives in tasting rooms. Alive
Analysis: This bill allows for the sampling and sale of wine at public events and loosens regulations regarding the delivery of wines to the retailers.
SB 2546
Good Policy
Dept. of Revenue; authorize to revise individual income tax forms to allow designation of two bank accounts for direct deposit. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2552
Good Policy
Brewpubs and small craft breweries; remove certain limits and prohibitions. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2583
Neutral
2018 Transportation and Infrastructure Improvements Fund; clarify provision relating to City of Guntown. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes more allowable uses for funds from the 2018 Transportation and Infrastructure Improvements Fund in the city of Guntown. This does not amount to an increase in funding, only a change in what the funding is authorized to be used for in the city,
SB 2596
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverages; revise penalties for sale to minors. Alive
Analysis: This bill revises penalties for businesses that unlawfully sell alcohol to minors to include fines and removes the current law that permanently revokes the seller's license upon the second offense. Under this bill licenses can only be revoked after the 3rd or 4th offense. This bill will make it more difficult for the state to seize a business's license to sell alcohol.
SB 2600
Not Rated
Oil and gas distributors; allow bonds to exceed limit in certain instances, remove class distinctions and require e-filing. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2601
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions relating to assessment of public service corporations. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2761
Not Rated
Oil and gas severance taxes; move remittance date back one month. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2764
Good Policy
Motor vehicles; allow registrant to indicate condition impeding effective communication for law enforcement notification. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2771
Good Policy
Children's Promise Act; remove reverter and extend repealer on tax credits, and increase certain limits on credits authorized. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases the amount of allowed tax credits towards donations to charitable organizations. This will incentivize tax payers to devote more of their resources towards charitable organizations and receive more money in tax credits as a result. It also extends the repealer on a tax credit available to parents of adopted children.
SB 2774
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for various purposes. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2785
Not Rated
Taxation; allow Commissioner of Revenue to reduce tax based on additional information after order of Board of Tax Appeals. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2807
Good Policy
Mississippi Liquor Distribution Corporation; create study committee on. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2847
Bad Policy
Tourism Project Incentive Program; extend deadline on MDA's authority to approve participants. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2881
Neutral
Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Program; revise comprehensive investment plan and investment options for. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3048
Not Rated
Ad valorem taxes; extend deadline for free port warehouses to submit required inventory to tax assessor due to COVID-19. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed