Ports and Marine Resources

2020 Regular Session

Ports and Marine Resources

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 561
Bad Policy
Haul seine net; prohibit use of for taking of certain fish within one-half mile of the shoreline of Cat Island. Dead
Analysis: This bill makes it unlawful to use haul seine nets within one-half mile of the shoreline off of Cat island. This arbitrary regulation needlessly restricts the freedom of Mississippi's fishermen.
HB 632
Good Policy
Riparian owner rights; revise for purposes of state-owned lands on Deer Island. Alive
Analysis:
HB 649
Bad Policy
Department of Marine Resources Enforcement Officers' Reserve Unit; revise provisions regulating. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows for members of the Enforcement Officers' Reserve Unit to receive pay and be considered bonafide state employees for the purposes of state retirement, health and life insurance, and workers compensation. There is simply no justification for the creation of new government employees at this time that will further burden the tax payer.
HB 681
Neutral
State Port Authority; extend repealer on authority to use design-build method for certain projects. Dead
Analysis:
HB 823
Neutral
Coastal Wetlands Protection Act; revise definitions to include 'ordinary high water mark'. Dead
Analysis:
HB 827
Good Policy
Department of Marine Resources Chief Financial Officer; revise the qualifications for. Alive
Analysis: Adds CPAs as a potential qualification for CFO at the Department of Marine Resources.
SB 2153
Not Rated
Commission on Marine Resources; provide for court contempt and license revocation for nonpayment of administrative penalty. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2720
Bad Policy
Haul Seine net; prohibit use of for taking of certain fish within one-half mile of the shoreline of Cat Island. Alive
Analysis: This bill makes it unlawful to use certain nets within one-half mile of the shoreline off of Cat island for the purpose of catching finfish. This regulation needlessly restricts the freedom of Mississippi's fishermen.
SB 2736
Not Rated
Agriculture; Mississippi Seafood Marketing Law of 2020; enact. Dead
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed