Workforce Development

2020 Regular Session

Workforce Development

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 5
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish at $10.00 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime. Dead
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HB 51
Not Rated
Mississippi Department of Labor; create. Dead
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HB 53
Not Rated
Day and Temporary Labor Services Act; create. Dead
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HB 147
Not Rated
Mississippi Skill Standards Board; create as an advisory board on industry standards. Dead
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HB 171
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish at $8.25 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime. Dead
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HB 208
Not Rated
Military education credits and certifications; require IHL, MCCB and SWIB to develop policy for acceptance of toward academic credit. Dead
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HB 210
Not Rated
Mississippi Commission on Wage Review; create. Dead
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HB 219
Not Rated
State employee personal and major medical leave; revise definition of 'catastrophe injury or illness' to include mental illness for the purpose of the donation of. Dead
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HB 256
Not Rated
Employment-at-will doctrine; abolish and create 'Good Faith in Employment Act.' Dead
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HB 336
Neutral
Mississippi Workforce Development Study Committee; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill creates Mississippi Workforce Development Study Committee whose function is to review the curriculum of K-12 schools and offer to the legislature a set of findings and recommendations for our public schools.
HB 427
Not Rated
MS Workforce Enhancement Training Fund; use certain funds for establishing an industrial certification grant program. Dead
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HB 473
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for taxpayers that employ persons convicted of certain nonviolent crimes. Alive
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HB 598
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish and provide for increases in. Dead
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HB 802
Not Rated
Unemployment compensation; revise weekly benefit amount for. Dead
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HB 809
Not Rated
Unemployment benefits; increase individual's weekly benefit amount by $40.00. Dead
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HB 810
Not Rated
Unemployment compensation; provide for certain increases in. Dead
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HB 904
Not Rated
Socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns; establish program to encourage participation in state contracts. Dead
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HB 962
Not Rated
Youth Employment Grant Program; create. Dead
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HB 1007
Not Rated
Employers; prohibit from inquiring about applicant's criminal history. Dead
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HB 1008
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish at $9.00 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime. Dead
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HB 1015
Not Rated
Youth Unemployment Task Force; create. Dead
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HB 1040
Neutral
Agencies, departments and institutions; require to report workforce monies received and how those monies were spent to the SWIB each year. Alive
Analysis: This bill requires state agencies to submit a report to the Mississippi State Workforce Investment Board listing all funds received by the agency for the purpose of workforce training as well as in what capacity those funds were expended.
HB 1047
Not Rated
Minimum Wage; establish at $10.00 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime. Dead
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HB 1105
Not Rated
Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc.; establish funding for. Dead
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HB 1112
Not Rated
Community and junior colleges; expand workforce development partnerships. Dead
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HB 1157
Not Rated
Small Business Employee Benefit Task Force; create. Dead
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HB 1160
Not Rated
Women's Economic Security Act of 2020; create. Dead
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HB 1196
Not Rated
Mississippi Pregnant Workers Fairness Act; create. Dead
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HB 1197
Not Rated
2020 Women's Economic Security Act; create. Dead
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HB 1206
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require for employees of opposite sex in the same work establishment. Dead
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HB 1218
Not Rated
Employee wages; require to be paid equally for women and men. Dead
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HB 1219
Not Rated
Employee wages; require to be paid equally for women and men. Dead
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HB 1220
Not Rated
The Evelyn Gandy Fair Pay Act; create. Dead
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HB 1221
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require for women in the same work establishment. Dead
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HB 1222
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require for employees of opposite sex in the same work establishment. Dead
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HB 1223
Not Rated
Lynn Fitch Equal Pay Act of 2020; create. Dead
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HB 1224
Not Rated
Evelyn Gandy Fair Pay Act; create to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex. Dead
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HB 1268
Not Rated
Mississippi Millennial's Commission; create. Dead
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HB 1278
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require for women in the same work establishment. Dead
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HB 1283
Not Rated
Equality in Employee Wages Act; create. Dead
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HB 1358
Not Rated
Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act; create. Dead
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HB 1379
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish and provide for annual cost-of-living increases. Dead
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HB 1387
Good Policy
Mississippi Workforce Incentive Act of 2020; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill requires coordination between community colleges, the Mississippi community college board, and the legislature to provide funding for the enhancement of Mississippi's career and technical programs. Many Mississippi students stand to benefit from the shift in focus towards career and technical education as the traditional college prep pathway is not suitable for every student, especially in today's world of high-cost higher education.
HB 1453
Not Rated
Workforce training, certain; provide for nonviolent offenders in regional correctional facilities. Dead
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HB 1464
Not Rated
The Crown Act; create to prohibit discrimination based on hairstyles in workplace and schools. Dead
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HB 1530
Not Rated
Career pathways initiative; provide for development of to increase access to educational credentials for higher-paying jobs. Dead
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HB 1556
Good Policy
Career and technical education; revise curriculum, instructor license requirements and certain assessments. Alive
Analysis: This bill provides for a comprehensive overhaul and improvement of what is traditionally known as the VoTech program in Mississippi. Focusing on career and technical skills for high school students who are not college-bound, this legislation increases pathways to gainful employment for all public high school students. Namely, it requires notice of these courses and career tracks to all incoming high school students, lowers mandated requirements for teachers in these non degree and technical certification courses, and adds a list of required courses. Among the required courses are "personal finance", "computer programming" and "technical writing". The added focus on these skills is common sense schooling. These are the skills that success in the future job market will rely on. The bill also requires that every high school student take the ACT WorkKeys assessment in addition to the regular ACT. This WorkKeys test tests the technical skills of students and is geared towards opening student's eyes to career paths outside of college. Dispelling the notion that everyone needs to go to college to be successful should be a primary goal of public education and this bill works towards that goal. In today's world of rising education costs and thousands of underutilized college degrees in the workforce, this legislation puts our priorities back in order in public education.
HB 1566
Bad Policy
'Future of Mississippi Agriculture Act of 2020'; enact. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases the authority and scope of the Department of Agriculture and Commerce, giving the department power to hire more employees, enter into contracts, and allocate and expend funds to carry out all the powers and duties mentioned in the act. This is an increase in the size of government that is unnecessary and costly.
SB 2112
Not Rated
Criminal history; enact 'Ban-the-Box Act.' Alive
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SB 2338
Not Rated
Residential roofing contractors; require licensing. Alive
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SB 2522
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require for employees of opposite sex in the same work establishment. Alive
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SB 2563
Not Rated
Incentives Transparency for a Prosperous Mississippi Act; create. Alive
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SB 2564
Not Rated
Department of Workforce Development; create and make responsible for certain programs and funds. Alive
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SB 2759
Not Rated
Fresh Start Act of 2019; revise applicability of. Alive
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KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed