Agriculture

2021 Regular Session

Agriculture

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 103
Not Rated
Mississippi Seafood Marketing Law of 2021; enact to require certain consumer notice and country of origin labeling. Dead
Analysis:
HB 153
Not Rated
E-verify program; transfer responsibility of administering to the Commission of Agriculture and Commerce. Dead
Analysis:
HB 284
Bad Policy
Pecan Harvesting Law; revise penalties for violating. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases penalties for violating the Pecan Harvesting Law. This is not the proper role of government.
HB 312
Good Policy
Central Market Board; abolish and transfer functions of to the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency and accountability by abolishing the Central Market Board and moving its functions to the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce. The government should abolish all unnecessary boards, streamline only necessary services, eliminate functions that are not part of the core functions of government, and reduce overall spending.
HB 402
Not Rated
Country of Origin Labels; clarify labeling of covered commodities. Dead
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HB 546
Not Rated
Agriculture appreciation; require to be incorporated into curriculum of public colleges and universities. Dead
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HB 547
Not Rated
State property urban farms; authorize state agencies to dispose of unneeded real property for cultivation and sale of fresh produce. Dead
Analysis:
HB 556
Good Policy
16th Section lands; authorize local school boards to enter into public or private contracts for sale of forestry products grown on. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency by creating an avenue for local school boards to participate in selection of activities on 16th Section lands. This action brings government closer to the citizens by increasing participation in government functions by locally elected officials whom are accountable to the citizens who elected them rather than limiting those functions to unaccountable boards and statewide elected officials or agencies.
HB 560
Not Rated
Agriculture Market Reports; require the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce to develop and publish for distribution. Dead
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HB 562
Not Rated
Cottage food products; delete prohibition on the Internet sale of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 588
Not Rated
Mississippi On-Farm Sales and Food Freedom Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 774
Not Rated
Mississippi Fair Advisory Council; revise composition to add representation from Alcorn State University. Dead
Analysis:
HB 784
Not Rated
'The Farmer Equity Act of 2021'; enact to require the Department of Agriculture and Commerce to perform certain duties. Dead
Analysis:
HB 792
Not Rated
'Healthy Foods Access Program Act'; enact. Dead
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HB 793
Not Rated
Healthy Local Food Incentive Program; enact. Dead
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HB 977
Not Rated
Weighing devices; provide Commissioner of Agriculture with authority to regulate those that dispense agricultural commodities. Dead
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HB 1175
Not Rated
Patriot Guard Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1286
Not Rated
'Mississippi Country of Origin Labeling Law of 2009'; revise to also require notice of country of processing. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2072
Neutral
Pecan Harvesting Law; revise penalties for violating. Dead
Analysis: This bill, in its current form, neither expands nor contracts the size or scope of government. This bill creates an unpaid study committee to review existing statute to identify methods to ensure sustainability of growers and promotion of growing opportunities to expand the market, and to provide growers and landowners equal protections under the law from theft and misappropriation of funds received from the sale of pecans harvested upon pecan grower's or landowners' property.
SB 2076
Not Rated
Mississippi Fair Commission; remove repealer and revise advisory council composition. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2077
Good Policy
Central Market Board; abolish and transfer functions to the Department of Agriculture and Commerce. Dead
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed