Agriculture

2020 Regular Session

Agriculture

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 326
Good Policy
Cottage food operation; increase maximum annual gross sales to $35,000.00 and authorize to advertise over the Internet. Alive
Analysis: This bill raises the amount of gross sales a cottage food operation may generate before being subject to food establishment fees and authorizes them to advertise over the internet. Businesses should not be subject to arbitrary government sales caps, especially ones that incentivize making less money. Raising the cap from $20,000 to $35,000 is a step in the right direction, however, government caps on how successful a business is allowed to be before government retribution is levied denigrates the freedom of our market and effectively caps our economic potential.
HB 687
Not Rated
Mississippi Boll Weevil Management Corporation; extend repealer on requirement that audits be submitted by Nov. 15. Alive
Analysis: This bill extends the deadline at which the Mississippi Boll Weevil Corporation must submit their audit to the Department of Agriculture and Commerce. The deadline was previously set for November 15, 2019, it is now set at November 15, 2022.
SB 2118
Not Rated
Pecan harvesting law; revise penalties for violating. Alive
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SB 2272
Neutral
Mississippi Boll Weevil Management Corporation; extend repealer on deadline for annual audit of accounts. Alive
Analysis: This bill extends the current repeal of the Mississippi Boll Weevil Management Corporation Trust Fund's required annual audit. This bill extends the repeal until July 1, 2024.
SB 2291
Not Rated
Sales tax; require Department of Revenue certificate for commercial farmers to receive 1.5% sales tax rate. 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 2408
Not Rated
Cottage food operation; increase maximum annual gross sales to $50,000.00 and authorize to advertise over the internet. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2725
Good Policy
Hemp; create the Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Act. Alive
Analysis: This bill legalizes the cultivation, transportation, processing and handling of hemp. Although this legalization come with heavy regulation, the legalization of hemp ultimately makes our markets and people freer and more prosperous.
SB 2726
Not Rated
Food establishments; prohibit single-use plastic straws unless requested by consumer. Alive
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SB 2735
Not Rated
'Future of Mississippi Agriculture Act of 2020'; enact. Alive
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SB 2736
Not Rated
Agriculture; Mississippi Seafood Marketing Law of 2020; enact. Alive
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SB 2738
Not Rated
Industrial hemp growth and processing; include minority farmers in policies and regulations. Alive
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SB 2739
Not Rated
Industrial hemp growth and processing; include minority farmers in policies and regulations. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed