Local and Private

2020 Regular Session

Local and Private

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 1159
Bad Policy
City of Florence; extend repealer on bar and restaurant tax. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1425
Bad Policy
City of Fulton; extend repealer on hotel/motel tourism tax. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1468
Good Policy
City of Pass Christian; clarify operation of golf carts and low-speed vehicles within city. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1516
Neutral
City of Biloxi; remove restriction to provide annual cost-of-living increases for retired members of city's disability and relief fund for firemen/policemen. Alive
Analysis: As it stands, the budget for Biloxi's disability and firemen/policemen relief cost-of-living fund has a cap on allowable annual increases. This bill would remove that cap, allowing Biloxi to increase this fund annually at a higher rate.
HB 1517
Neutral
City of Biloxi; remove restriction to provide annual cost-of-living increases for members of the city's general municipal employees' retirement system. Alive
Analysis: As it stands, the budget for the retirement cost-of-living has a cap on allowable annual increases. This bill would remove that cap, allowing Biloxi to increase this fund annually at a higher rate.
HB 1579
Good Policy
Jackson County; authorize to allow the payment of certain accounts receivable by credit cards and other forms of electronic payment. Alive
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HB 1586
Good Policy
Coahoma County; authorize reserve and trust fund to be used to finance jail, fire station, bypass. Alive
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HB 1587
Bad Policy
Clarke County; authorize contribution to the Multi-County Community Service Agency, Inc. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1606
Bad Policy
City of Water Valley; authorize a tax on restaurants to promote tourism, parks and recreation. Alive
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HB 1608
Good Policy
Forrest County; authorize to maintain electronic format of law books in county courtroom and public county law library. Alive
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HB 1621
Good Policy
Tallahatchie County; authorize leasing of certain county property for certain lease period to establish memorial sites for the late Emmett Till. Alive
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HB 1640
Bad Policy
City of Natchez; authorize contributions to Natchez, Inc., Film Natchez, Inc. and Downtown Natchez Association. Alive
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HB 1649
Good Policy
Leaf and Bouie River Development District; authorize cities of Hattiesburg and Petal and Forrest County to establish. Alive
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HB 1661
Bad Policy
City of Pearl; extend repeal date on tax on hotels, motels and restaurants to promote tourism. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1678
Bad Policy
Grenada County; establish Greater County Partnership as economic and industrial development authority. Alive
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HB 1736
Bad Policy
Jackson County; authorize contribution to various organizations. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1770
Neutral
City of Charleston; authorize issuance of notes with certain financing to acquire matching funds for city improvements. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1777
Neutral
Town of Blue Mountain; authorize expansion of water and sewer system for a certain distance outside of town. Alive
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HB 1778
Bad Policy
Alcorn, Benton, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo Counties; extend repealer on authority to contribute to Northeast Mississippi Community Services. Alive
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SB 2119
Bad Policy
City of Pontotoc; extend repealer on authority to levy tax on hotels, motels and restaurants. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2150
Good Policy
Town of Walnut Grove; allow low-speed vehicles and golf carts on certain public roads. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2183
Bad Policy
City of Houston; extend repeal date for tax on restaurants, hotels and motels for tourism and parks and recreation. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2271
Bad Policy
Wayne County; extend repealer on assessment on misdemeanor convictions to fund Wayne County Justice Complex. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2334
Not Rated
Jackson County; authorize to contribute additional funds to certain organizations. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2885
Bad Policy
Greene County; extend repeal date on assessments in justice court. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2886
Not Rated
Coahoma County; allow board to withdraw funds from trust for equipping justice/jail/E911 complex and central fire station. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2887
Bad Policy
Bolivar County; authorize board of supervisors to contribute to the Bolivar County Community Action Agency, Inc. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes Bolivar County to contribute funds to an independent, private organization. Public moneys, taken from the people, are not to be arbitrarily distributed to private organizations on behalf of the people. If the taxpayers want an independent organization to be funded, they will donate to it of their own accord. If Bolivar County has extra tax revenue, they should distribute it back to the people.
SB 2905
Neutral
City of Hattiesburg; correct errors referencing county instead of city, and extend repealer on tourism tax and commission. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2906
Bad Policy
Warren County; authorize to contribute funds to certain organizations. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes Warren County to spend its citizen's tax dollars supporting third party, private organizations that are not directly associated with the public utilities that these tax dollars were collected for. Tax dollars collected by local governments are collected with the understanding that the government entity is taking the bare-minimum amount needed to provide those services that are absolutely necessary to the citizens. Private citizens may, and in many cases should be encouraged to give to private, charitable organizations of their own accord. It is not, however, the place of government to decide which charitable organizations its citizen's tax dollars will support. If Warren county finds that it has extra money, their first concern should be figuring out how to return this money to its evidently overtaxed citizens.
SB 2908
Bad Policy
City of West Point; extend repealer on authority to levy tax on hotels, motels and restaurants. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2909
Neutral
Jackson County; authorize to expand or merge existing lighting districts. Alive
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SB 2921
Good Policy
City of Vicksburg; authorize city to adopt ordinance to permit motor-assisted scooters to operate on certain city streets. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2922
Not Rated
City of Vicksburg; authorize to contribute to the Read by Third Grade Tutorial Program. Alive
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SB 2923
Bad Policy
City of Vicksburg; authorize to contribute funds to the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes the city of Vicksburg to spend public money supporting a private entity, the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program. While the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program is surely a worthy cause, it is not the place of government to donate to charitable organizations on behalf of citizens. It is the role of the city of Vicksburg to meet the public needs of the citizens, no more, no less. If the city of Vicksburg has extra money leftover in its budget then it should offer a rebate to the citizens it has overtaxed, not take it upon itself to donate this money to a 3rd party organization.
SB 2924
Bad Policy
City of Winona; extend repealer on authority to levy tax on restaurants. Alive
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SB 2981
Not Rated
Grenada County; establish Greater Grenada Partnership as economic and industrial development authority. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2982
Neutral
Marshall County; authorize to contribute matching funds to ICS Head Start and Northeast Mississippi Community Services, Inc. Alive
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SB 2983
Not Rated
Coahoma County; authorize board of supervisors to contribute to But God Ministries. Alive
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SB 2984
Neutral
Marshall County; authorize to contribute to a 501(c)(3) qualified charitable organizations to support food pantries. Alive
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SB 2985
Neutral
Town of Belmont; authorize to expand and operate natural gas distribution system to serve certain areas of Itawamba County. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2986
Bad Policy
City of Olive Branch; authorize 1% tax on hotels and motels and issuance of bonds for tourism and parks and recreation. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3008
Neutral
City of Oxford; change governing law for city trust fund investments from PERS to MS Uniform Prudent Investor Act. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3009
Not Rated
City of Okolona; authorize to use electric power delivery system to provide broadband service to certain counties. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3010
Neutral
Tunica County; authorize contributions to the Tunica County Economic Development Foundation, Inc. Alive
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SB 3033
Good Policy
City of Gautier; allow low-speed vehicles and golf carts on certain public roads. Alive
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SB 3035
Not Rated
Jackson County; authorize to purchase radar speed detection equipment for use by sheriff or county in enforcing speed laws on county roads. Alive
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SB 3036
Not Rated
City of Jackson; authorize city to adopt ordinance to permit motor-assisted scooters to operate on certain city streets. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3037
Not Rated
Rankin County; authorize board of supervisors to buy radar equipment for sheriff and deputies to use outside municipalities. Alive
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SB 3038
Not Rated
City of Gautier; authorize to levy 1% sales tax on retailers at Singing River Mall site for improvements to mall site. Alive
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SB 3039
Not Rated
Lauderdale County; authorize assessments on misdemeanor convictions and nonadjudications for county government complex. Alive
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SB 3040
Bad Policy
City of Olive Branch; authorize 1% tax on hotels and motels for tourism and parks and recreation. Alive
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SB 3041
Not Rated
City of Charleston; authorize to issue notes. Alive
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SB 3042
Not Rated
Marshall County; authorize to employ additional, part-time assistant county prosecuting attorneys. Alive
Analysis:
SB 3043
Not Rated
City of Gautier; authorize to levy 1% sales tax on retailers at Singing River Mall site for improvements to mall site. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed