Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency

2020 Regular Session

Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
SB 2004
Good Policy
Health care CON review; party requesting or appealing a hearing on application is responsible for costs and attorney fees. Alive
Analysis: This bill holds any party that contests an ultimately successful application for a Certificate of Need liable for any costs and legal fees incurred by the applicant in defending their application. This will prevent interested parties from frivolously requesting hearings on CON applications and necessitating the State Department of Health to devote more public resources and funds towards holding more hearings than necessary. While the state Government should actively pursue eliminating Certificates of Need, this bill will make the application process more efficient and represents a step in the right direction.
SB 2006
Not Rated
Depositories; revise bid process for selection by counties and municipalities. Alive
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SB 2011
Not Rated
Arrest; require probable cause hearing for legislators. Alive
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SB 2018
Not Rated
Civics Test; require passing score for high school graduates and high school equivalency diploma applicants. Alive
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SB 2019
Not Rated
Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship Program; prescribe standards for participation. Alive
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SB 2023
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; require school districts to notify of nonreemployment. Alive
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SB 2035
Not Rated
Counties and municipalities; prohibit surcharge on certain payments by credit or debit cards. Alive
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SB 2037
Not Rated
Law enforcement training expenses; revise time for reimbursement of formerly employing entity. Alive
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SB 2039
Good Policy
Electric and hybrid motor vehicle taxes; exclude vehicles incapable of exceeding 35 miles per hour. Alive
Analysis: This bill repeals a tax levied on electric and hybrid motor vehicles that are incapable of exceeding 35mph and refunds users who were subject to these fines. This correctly identifies an over taxation of the people and retroactively works to right the wrongs of the tax.
SB 2042
Not Rated
State agencies; prohibit use of monies budgeted for vacant positions to fund salary increase for filled positions. Alive
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SB 2045
Not Rated
State flag; require governmental entities, public colleges, universities and school districts to display or be subject to penalty. Alive
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SB 2048
Not Rated
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA); no physician supervision required after two years of practice in good standing. Alive
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SB 2049
Not Rated
Baby Drop-off Law; revise certain definitions. Alive
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SB 2050
Good Policy
Protection of free speech and association at public universities; withhold state funds for unconstitutional policy. Alive
Analysis: This would ensure the right to free speech and free expression on college campuses in Mississippi.
SB 2051
Not Rated
State agency budget information to be submitted to LBO & posted on website; include MOE/MOU agreements & fed. contract information. Alive
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SB 2053
Not Rated
Governmental entities; prohibit public funding of advertisements, lobbying activities and certain conventions or other meetings. Alive
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SB 2055
Not Rated
Firearms restraining order; create the Red Flag Law. Alive
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SB 2057
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for demolition and cleanup of dilapidated structures in downtown Rolling Fork. Alive
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SB 2058
Not Rated
Appropriation FY2021; to Town of Crenshaw and Town of Marks for road repair. Alive
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SB 2059
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance of general obligation bonds for repair and renovation of Oakes African American Cultural Center. Alive
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SB 2060
Not Rated
West Central Mississippi Incubator Grant Program; establish with county governments, DFA and local development districts. Alive
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SB 2063
Not Rated
State-owned vehicles; create study committee to study the management of. Alive
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SB 2064
Not Rated
Appropriation FY2021; West Central Mississippi Incubator Grant Program. Alive
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SB 2068
Not Rated
Historical monuments and memorials; delete authority to move. Alive
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SB 2070
Not Rated
Practice of optometry; require the Board of Optometry to define with certain exceptions. Alive
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SB 2071
Not Rated
Department of Health; prohibit mandatory water-supply fluoridation. Alive
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SB 2072
Not Rated
Podiatric Medicine and Podiatrist; revise definitions of. Alive
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SB 2087
Not Rated
Online voter registration; revise to allow for first-time voters to register through. Alive
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SB 2095
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance of general obligation bonds to assist Como, Mississippi, in repaving State Highway 310. Alive
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SB 2096
Not Rated
Alteration or renaming of historical monuments, memorials and streets; prohibit and provide sanctions. Alive
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SB 2101
Not Rated
Economic interest statements; require local governing authorities to file with Ethics Commission. Alive
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SB 2103
Not Rated
Capitol Complex Improvement District; revise boundaries to include Battlefield Park. Alive
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SB 2105
Not Rated
Elections; authorize online voter registration and preelection day voting. Alive
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SB 2108
Not Rated
Absentee voting; establish electronic application procedure for college students. Alive
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SB 2111
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance of general obligation bonds for improvements to Rolling Fork Civic and Event Center. Alive
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SB 2121
Not Rated
Low-speed vehicles; allow operation on certain public highways subject to titling and registration. Alive
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SB 2131
Not Rated
Secretary of State's official seal; include the phrase 'In God We Trust' at the bottom. Alive
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SB 2133
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax on inventory; phase in exemption for certain small businesses. Alive
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SB 2138
Not Rated
Appropriation FY 2021; to University of Mississippi Medical Center for fire protection. Alive
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SB 2140
Not Rated
Appointed state officers; provide for the removal of for certain forms of willful neglect. Alive
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SB 2148
Not Rated
Mississippi Pregnant Workers Fairness Act; create. Alive
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SB 2152
Not Rated
Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks; set term of office. Alive
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SB 2174
Not Rated
Evelyn Gandy Fair Pay Act; create. Alive
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SB 2184
Not Rated
ITS; require report to Legislature on the number of independent contractors providing information technology services. Alive
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SB 2188
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; shall contract to establish a state inmate cost-per-day review. Alive
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SB 2210
Not Rated
Auditor of the Correctional system under PEER Committee; repeal. Alive
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SB 2215
Not Rated
Department of Finance & Administration; require to conduct a biennial review of the state agency procurement process. Alive
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SB 2216
Not Rated
Agency Open Data Act of 2020; enact. Alive
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SB 2226
Not Rated
Infant Mortality Reduction Collaborative; extend repealer on. Alive
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SB 2237
Not Rated
Voter registration; applicants must submit documentation proving U.S. citizenship. Alive
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SB 2241
Not Rated
Emerging Crops Fund; increase amount that may be loaned to assist in financing minority economic development. Alive
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SB 2245
Not Rated
Disparity study; require MDA to file copies with the Legislature by not later than December 31, 2020. Alive
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SB 2247
Not Rated
Public works construction; performance bond not required if contract is less than $50,000.00 and paid in two equal installments. Alive
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SB 2249
Not Rated
Pearl River Valley Water Supply District; add two board members from the City of Jackson. Alive
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SB 2250
Not Rated
State Truth Commission; establish. Alive
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SB 2258
Not Rated
State Superintendent of Education; provide limitation on salary. Alive
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SB 2260
Not Rated
Sheriffs; revise annual salary for counties with population of more than 100,000. Alive
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SB 2261
Not Rated
DA criminal investigators; revise salary of. Alive
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SB 2265
Not Rated
Open Meetings Law; revise reasons for executive sessions to include certain discussions by public hospital boards. Alive
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SB 2274
Not Rated
Department of Education; authorize to receive donations. Alive
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SB 2289
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for employers who pay the cost of a qualified wellness program. Alive
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SB 2300
Not Rated
State Fire Academy; designate as an authorized medical first responder training program. Alive
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SB 2302
Not Rated
Mississippi First Responders Health and Safety Act; provide payments for benefits and insurance premiums. Alive
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SB 2323
Not Rated
County prosecuting attorney; revise annual salary of for Jackson County. Alive
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SB 2326
Not Rated
PERS; reduce vesting period for retirement benefits from eight years to four years. Alive
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SB 2329
Not Rated
Public purchases; exempt certain purchases by local governing authorities from reverse auction requirement. Alive
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SB 2335
Not Rated
Mississippi Minimum Wage Act; establish. Alive
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SB 2344
Not Rated
Legislature; allow PERS retirees to receive retirement allowance while serving as a member of. Alive
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SB 2364
Not Rated
State Auditor; increase fee which may be charged for performing audits and other services. Alive
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SB 2366
Not Rated
Tax assessors; revise type of educational recognition certificate necessary to receive annual salary supplement. Alive
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SB 2372
Not Rated
Amusement rides; provide requirements for an application to operate amusement rides and inspection requirements. Alive
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SB 2374
Not Rated
Commercial Lines Modernization Act; enact. Alive
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SB 2381
Not Rated
Occupational Licensing Review Commission; require supervision of civil actions brought by occupational licensing boards. Alive
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SB 2392
Not Rated
Jackson County Utility Authority; reconstitute board of directors and revise provisions relating to the board. Alive
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SB 2409
Not Rated
Dog and cat abuse; create statewide online registry of offenders. Alive
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SB 2410
Not Rated
Property and casualty insurance; require insurers to name the general contractor as payee if property losses exceed a certain amount. Alive
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SB 2415
Not Rated
Universal Recognition of Occupational Licenses Act; enact. Alive
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SB 2432
Not Rated
Regulatory Reduction Program; require certain pilot agencies to implement. Alive
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SB 2471
Not Rated
Counties, municipalities and school districts; require to publish their annual budget online. Alive
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SB 2482
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Education for statewide school mobile panic button program. Alive
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SB 2490
Not Rated
Transgender 21 Act; enact. 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 2523
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers and firefighters; increase the death benefits payable to. Alive
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SB 2542
Not Rated
State Health Insurance Management Board; add certain academic medical officials to the board. Alive
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SB 2585
Not Rated
State Personnel Board procedures; exempt Department of Transportation for a period of two years. Alive
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SB 2586
Not Rated
Justice court judges; increase the maximum fee which may be received for performing a marriage ceremony. Alive
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SB 2590
Not Rated
Reverse auctions; authorize local governments/agencies to solicit bids by a method other than reverse auction under certain. Alive
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SB 2591
Not Rated
PEER Committee; require to conduct a biennual review of wrap-around services. Alive
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SB 2592
Not Rated
Women's Economic Security Act of 2020; enact. Alive
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SB 2595
Not Rated
Governmental entities; may not prohibit wearing of traditional tribal regalia or objects of cultural significance at public events. Alive
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SB 2598
Not Rated
Affordable housing crisis; create task force to study. Alive
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SB 2602
Not Rated
Salary cap; exempt certain attorneys employed by Attorney General from. Alive
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SB 2603
Not Rated
State Personnel Board; exempt personnel actions of the Attorney General's office from. Alive
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SB 2605
Not Rated
Regulatory reduction program for Department of Environmental Quality; provide pilot program. Alive
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SB 2606
Not Rated
Local governmental entities; authorize to publish notices on a free, publicly accessible, official government website. Alive
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SB 2625
Not Rated
Public Welfare Oversight Task Force; establish and prescribe responsibilities. Alive
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SB 2628
Not Rated
Advanced practice registered nurses; revise certain provisions relating to, including collaboration requirement. Alive
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SB 2630
Not Rated
Breastfeeding professionals; provide for licensure of by State Department of Health. Alive
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SB 2632
Not Rated
County supervisors; increase annual salaries of. Alive
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SB 2643
Not Rated
Radar speed detection equipment; allow sheriffs to use in unincorporated areas of county and not on interstate highways. Alive
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SB 2652
Not Rated
Board on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training; revise membership of. Alive
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SB 2666
Not Rated
Radar; authorize sheriff and deputy sheriffs to use on county roads to enforce speed limits. Alive
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SB 2670
Not Rated
Secretary of State Statewide Elections Management System; provide for voter's proof of citizenship. Alive
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SB 2671
Not Rated
Secretary of State Statewide Elections Management System; provide for voter's proof of citizenship. Alive
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SB 2708
Not Rated
Municipal officials; provide mandatory education and training requirements. Alive
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SB 2752
Not Rated
Radar; authorize sheriff and deputy sheriffs to use on county roads to enforce speed limits. Alive
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SB 2760
Not Rated
Construction manager at-risk program; exempt under public bidding laws. Alive
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SB 2769
Not Rated
Land banks; authorize counties and municipalities to create to convert certain property to productive use. Alive
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SB 2770
Not Rated
Lobbying; enact State Agency Lobbying Reform Act of 2020. Alive
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SB 2777
Not Rated
Socially and economically disadvantaged small business; establish program to encourage participation in state contracts by. Alive
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SB 2780
Not Rated
Department of Agriculture building and Farmers Market; authorize the DFA to provide security personnel. Alive
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SB 2781
Not Rated
Disparity studies on certain programs; direct DFA to conduct. Alive
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SB 2790
Not Rated
Occupational Licensing Review Commission; authorize active supervision over existing occupational regulations. Alive
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SB 2791
Not Rated
Abnormal economic disruption; include in emergency powers of the Governor and provide restrictions on certain prices. Alive
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SB 2792
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; exempt personnel actions for one year and bring forward employee sections. Alive
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SB 2794
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Jackson Municipal Airport Authority with Aeroplex Development Project. Alive
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SB 2795
Not Rated
State Personnel Board procedures; exempt the Mississippi Development Authority for a period of 1 year. Alive
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SB 2797
Not Rated
Appellate judges and justices; remove geographical limitation on expense allowance for. Alive
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SB 2808
Not Rated
Reducing regulations by state agencies and reducing regulatory costs; eliminate 1 regulation for each new regulation proposed. Alive
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SB 2825
Not Rated
Hinds Community College District Board of Trustees; provide for selection of. Alive
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SB 2836
Not Rated
Equine riders; require helmet for certain minors. Alive
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SB 2838
Not Rated
Department of Tourism; create. Alive
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SB 2842
Not Rated
Cooperatives; provide for the incorporation of. Alive
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SB 2866
Not Rated
Payments of fee-in-lieu of ad valorem taxes for school purposes; bring forward. Alive
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SB 2869
Not Rated
University of Southern Mississippi; trustees may enter into services agreement for operation, repairs and maintenance. Alive
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SB 2870
Not Rated
University of Southern Mississippi; trustees may enter into services agreement for operation, repairs and maintenance. Alive
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SB 2871
Not Rated
Mississippi Direct Primary Care Act; revise definition of terms used in. Alive
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SB 2872
Not Rated
Critical infrastructure; define crimes of impeding and trespassing against. Alive
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SB 2873
Not Rated
Mississippi Open Account Statute; define 'open account' and require account creditor to send the demand by certain delivery methods. Alive
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SN 1
Not Rated
Leila Rose Malatesta, Flora, Mississippi, Public Procurement Review Board, term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
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SN 17
Not Rated
Nancy Rea Luke Carpenter, Columbus, Mississippi, Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, six year term beginning January 1, 2020 and ending January 1, 2026. Alive
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SN 18
Not Rated
Spencer J. (Spence) Flatgard, Ridgeland, Mississippi, Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, six year term beginning January 1, 2020 and ending January 1, 2026. Alive
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SN 19
Not Rated
Edmond Earl Hughes, Jr., Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, six year term beginning January 1, 2020 and ending January 1, 2026. Alive
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SN 20
Not Rated
Helen Moss Smith, Natchez, Mississippi, Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, six year term beginning January 1, 2020 and ending January 1, 2026. Alive
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KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed