County Affairs

2020 Regular Session

County Affairs

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 353
Bad Policy
Persons who violate final orders, resolutions or ordinances of local government; require to pay attorney fees to enforce orders, resolutions/ordinances. Alive
Analysis: This bill stipulates that if a local government must file a civil action to enforce an order, resolution or ordinance that the person in violation of the order must pay all court costs and attorney fees. The responsibility of enforcing ordinances belongs to the government body enforcing them. This bill passes the responsibility of law enforcement from the government to the citizens by wrongly asking them to further subsidize their own prosecution.
HB 415
Neutral
Counties; authorize boards of supervisors to pay county employees every two weeks. Alive
Analysis:
HB 494
Bad Policy
County purchases; increase the minimum acquisition costs of items and services for certain purposes. Alive
Analysis: This bill raises the maximum amount a county can spend on any one purchase without reporting the purchase to the state government from $1,500 to $2,000. If anything, more oversight on what our tax dollars are spent on is necessary, not less.
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 736
Neutral
Counties; authorize to offer Medicare eligible county employees supplemental benefits if employees secure Medicare in lieu of using county insurance. Dead
Analysis: This bill gives county employees the ability to secure healthcare coverage either from Medicaid or the county health insurance program at no cost to the county.
HB 1063
Neutral
Certificate of educational recognition for tax assessors; authorize Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service to issue. Alive
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SB 2006
Not Rated
Depositories; revise bid process for selection by counties and municipalities. Dead
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SB 2088
Not Rated
Nonpartisan elections; require for offices of chancery clerk, circuit clerk, tax assessor, tax collector, surveyor and coroner. Dead
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SB 2110
Not Rated
Mississippi Forensics Laboratory; revise payment of certain fees to. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2196
Good Policy
Local governmental entities; prohibit from requiring a license for certain businesses operated by a minor. Dead
Analysis: This bill prohibits any local government from requiring licenses or permits from small, temporary businesses run by minors. Heavy-handed government regulations exist on nearly all businesses in the state, this bill would exempt narrowly-focused entrepreneurial activities run by minors, such as lemonade stands, from these regulations.
SB 2213
Not Rated
Counties; require entry of recommended year-end accounting adjustments. Dead
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SB 2318
Not Rated
Tax sale overbid; remove the authority of a landowner to claim. Dead
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SB 2329
Not Rated
Public purchases; exempt certain purchases by local governing authorities from reverse auction requirement. Dead
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SB 2375
Not Rated
Garbage collection liens; expire after seven years. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2379
Not Rated
State offenders serving sentences in county jails; extend repealer on. Dead
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SB 2411
Not Rated
Zoning-enforcement actions; authorize recovery of attorney's fees and costs by local authorities. Dead
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SB 2414
Not Rated
County purchases; increase the minimum acquisition costs of items and services. Dead
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SB 2536
Not Rated
Counties; authorize civil debt for cost of cleaning real property. Dead
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SB 2537
Not Rated
Local governments; prohibit from imposing penalties or fines on security companies when false security alarm occurs. Dead
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SB 2538
Not Rated
County-owned and municipality-owned animal shelters; require to spay or neuter cats and dogs. Dead
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SB 2569
Not Rated
Counties; require to participate in the ACT Work Ready Community Initiative. Dead
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SB 2620
Not Rated
Board of Supervisors; authorize designation as 'first responder' after completion of coursework. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2632
Not Rated
County supervisors; increase annual salaries of. Dead
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SB 2636
Not Rated
Mississippi Corrupt Persons List; create. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2662
Bad Policy
County and municipal election commissioners; increase per diem compensation for conducting elections. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2837
Not Rated
Parking and business improvement areas; allow certain counties to establish. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2849
Good Policy
Board of supervisors; authorize to pay employees every two weeks. Alive
Analysis: Allows supervisors to pay employees every 2 weeks.
SB 2853
Bad Policy
Service of tax sale notices; revise to allow service by a constable. Alive
Analysis: Allows a constable, rather than just the sheriff, to serve notice of a tax sale, while increasing the fee for serving notice from $35 to $45.
SB 3047
Neutral
The Mississippi County and Municipality Emergency Relief Program; establish. Alive
Analysis: This bill administers CARES Act funds to compensate counties and municipalities for COVID-19 related expenses.
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed