Appropriations

2021 Regular Session

Appropriations

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 14
Not Rated
Regional food banks; DHS establish grant program to provide annual grant funding to. Dead
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HB 16
Not Rated
Mississippi Highway Patrol and MBN officers; increase salaries of. Dead
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HB 21
Not Rated
Appropriation; UMMC to support a medical residency program at Delta Regional Medical Center. Dead
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HB 24
Not Rated
Community and Police Safety Act; create. Dead
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HB 26
Not Rated
Workers' Compensation Law; increase maximum total recovery under to 520 weeks. Dead
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HB 27
Not Rated
Interpretation language assistance services; provide for certain youth at juvenile detention centers. Dead
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HB 29
Not Rated
Appropriation; Mississippi Delta Strategic Compact. Dead
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HB 30
Not Rated
Homeowner's Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program; create. Dead
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HB 36
Not Rated
Domestic abuse court program; establish. Dead
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HB 37
Not Rated
Youth and Community Safety Act; create. Dead
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HB 38
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health Department for support of Breast and Cervical Cancer Program. Dead
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HB 39
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Health to establish and operate two STD/HIV specialty clinics. Dead
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HB 42
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Health for a grant to the Southern Health Commission in Washington County. Dead
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HB 44
Not Rated
Mississippi Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund; establish and authorize Mississippi Home Corporation to administer. Dead
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HB 45
Not Rated
Mississippi Commission on Wage Review; create. Dead
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HB 51
Not Rated
School board members; establish annual salary based on student enrollment. Dead
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HB 53
Not Rated
Appropriation; Employment Security for youthbuild programs eligible for grants under Youthbuild Act. Dead
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HB 55
Not Rated
Appropriation; Human Services for youthbuild programs eligible for grants under Youthbuild Act. Dead
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HB 56
Not Rated
Unemployment compensation; revise weekly benefit amount for. Dead
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HB 62
Not Rated
State agencies; prohibit disclosure of identifying information received from program applicants. Dead
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HB 63
Not Rated
Regional correctional facilities; prohibit from operating as a private correctional facility. Dead
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HB 64
Not Rated
Employees terminated from certain agencies, departments, institutions or nonprofits; prohibit from receiving similar employment. Dead
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HB 68
Not Rated
Appropriation; additional to DFA for purchases of new state flags for state buildings and offices. Dead
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HB 69
Not Rated
State Veterans Affairs Board; provide that certain employees of are nonstate service employees under state personnel system. Alive
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HB 77
Not Rated
Criminal investigators; increase salary of. Dead
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HB 85
Not Rated
Speech-language pathologists and audiologists; create board to license and regulate. Dead
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HB 90
Not Rated
ABC Division officers; compensation shall be determined by special plan approved by Personnel Board. Dead
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HB 91
Neutral
Public Service Commission; remove from the provisions of the Mississippi Budget Transparency and Simplification Act. Dead
Analysis: Although this bill returns public utilities funds to special funds, this bill maintains the limitation on the collection of taxes that requires collections not exceed the amount appropriated by the Legislature for the regulation of utilities. This bill ensures money collected from taxpayers is spent on government functions for which it was collected. This bill maintains accountability and transparency.
HB 100
Neutral
MS Telephone Solicitation Act; extend repealer on requirement that fees be deposited into State General Fund. Alive
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HB 105
Not Rated
National board certified school nurses; remove cap on number of eligible for annual salary supplement. Dead
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HB 106
Bad Policy
State budget; revise provisions in several FY21 appropriation bills. Alive
Analysis: This bill makes specific changes to numerous FY21 appropriations from Special Fund sources. Special Funds contribute significantly to cronyism and a reduction of transparency and accountability in government.
HB 108
Not Rated
Wireless Communication Commission; remove ITS control over. Dead
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HB 109
Neutral
State budget; enact and revise various provisions relating to. Alive
Analysis: This bill removes language that is no longer applicable and preserves the sound policy of 98% allocation of the general funds for this fiscal year.
HB 111
Neutral
Community and junior colleges; authorize boards of trustees to approve policies permitting waiver of out-of-state tuition. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases accountability at the school level by tightening the existing statute authorizing out-of-state tuition waivers. This bill requires the president of each school to request a waiver of out-of-state tuition and limits the waivers to adjacent geographic areas, which is in line with the criteria for such waivers in surrounding states, rather than applying an overarching board instituted policy across all public colleges. However, this bill also removes the requirement for local industry, business, or state agency reimbursement. This policy change could potentially lead to increased budget requests by community and junior colleges.
HB 121
Not Rated
Trip optimizer system; exempt youth services counselors from. Dead
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HB 148
Bad Policy
Mississippi Development Authority Tourism Advertising Fund; use portion of monies in to advertise state parks. Dead
Analysis: This bill expands the size and scope of government beyond its proper role.
HB 152
Not Rated
State Parks; provide funding from net proceeds of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation. Dead
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HB 169
Not Rated
Appropriation; MDE to assist parents in paying school districts for cost of lost/damaged electronic devices assigned to students. Dead
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HB 171
Not Rated
Mississippi Tuition Subsidy Forgivable Loan; create. Dead
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HB 177
Not Rated
Appropriation; Lee and Monroe Counties for funding National Resource Camp pilot program. Dead
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HB 183
Not Rated
PERS; all public safety employees vest in 4 years and are entitled to allowance with 25 years of service. Dead
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HB 194
Not Rated
State Oil and Gas Board; extend repealer on authority to use Capital Expense funds for emergency plugging of orphaned wells. Dead
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HB 199
Bad Policy
Appropriation; additional for various state agencies for Fiscal Year 2021. Dead
Analysis: This bill makes specific changes to numerous FY21 appropriations from both the Capital Expense Fund and Special Fund sources. Special Funds contribute significantly to cronyism and a reduction of transparency and accountability in government.
HB 205
Not Rated
Medicaid; revise reimbursement rate for durable medical equipment (DME) and exempt DME from 5% reduction. Dead
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HB 206
Not Rated
Retirement; persons convicted of certain felonies shall forfeit benefits from PERS, SLRP and MHSPRS. Dead
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HB 207
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care reform law. Dead
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HB 211
Bad Policy
Insurance Department; remove from the provisions of the Mississippi Budget Transparency and Simplification Act. Dead
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HB 212
Bad Policy
State Fire Marshal and Fire Academy; remove from the provisions of the Mississippi Budget Transparency and Simplification Act. Dead
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HB 221
Not Rated
Medicaid; require Governor and Division of Medicaid to negotiate to obtain federal waiver to expand Medicaid coverage. Dead
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HB 224
Not Rated
Criminal investigators; add two to the 21st Circuit Court District. Dead
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HB 228
Not Rated
Appropriation; Holmes County Consolidated School District for expenses of consolidation. Dead
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HB 229
Not Rated
Appropriation; MDOC to pay regional facilities $34.00 per day for each state inmate. Dead
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HB 236
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Mental Health for additional funding for crisis centers and outpatient services. Dead
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HB 237
Not Rated
PERS; allow retirees to teach in critical needs areas and work full time and receive full salary for three years. Dead
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HB 238
Not Rated
'Mississippi Universal Prekindergarten Program Act of 2021'; enact. Dead
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HB 243
Not Rated
Regional correctional facilities; increase daily amount paid to certain facilities for the housing of state offenders. Dead
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HB 246
Not Rated
Appropriation; Archives and History for Church of God in Christ historical markers in Holmes County. Dead
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HB 251
Not Rated
Tuition waiver; provide for certain foster and adopted children and wards of the state to attend a state-supported IHL. Dead
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HB 257
Not Rated
MAEP; define 'at-risk pupil' and include a child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Dead
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HB 258
Not Rated
Historic Courthouse Fund; create to provide grants to counties for maintenance/restoration of historic courthouses. Dead
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HB 260
Not Rated
School social workers and psychologists; authorize districts to employ and receive partial state reimbursement for salaries of. Dead
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HB 261
Not Rated
MAEP; increase adjustment to base student cost for at-risk students. Dead
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HB 264
Not Rated
Holmes County State Park; Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks may lease land in and contract for services to operate. Dead
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HB 268
Not Rated
Disabilities, persons with; modernize terminology used to refer to. Dead
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HB 275
Not Rated
Public employees; exempt from bad check fees caused by error in direct deposit made by their employer or retirement system. Dead
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HB 288
Not Rated
Crimininal investigators; increase salary of. Dead
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HB 289
Not Rated
State assessments; deposit certain into designated special funds instead of General Fund. Dead
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HB 307
Good Policy
Health department; authorize certain charges for services with other agencies for operation of medical marijuana program. Dead
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HB 317
Not Rated
National board certification annual salary supplement; remove cap on number of nurses and speech-language pathologists eligible for. Dead
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HB 325
Not Rated
Nonadmitted policy fee; delete repealer on and revise distribution of. Dead
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HB 326
Not Rated
Mississippi Surplus Lines Association; authorize Commissioner of Insurance to have excess funds of transferred to the State General Fund. Dead
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HB 332
Not Rated
Nonadmitted policy fee; revise distribution of and delete repealer on. Dead
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HB 334
Not Rated
PERS; no retiree shall receive allowance from while under contract with state agency as a consultant or advisor. Dead
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HB 339
Not Rated
State employees; provide for 3% increase in compensation for each of the next 4 fiscal years. Dead
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HB 340
Not Rated
Patient Choice Act of 2021; create. Dead
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HB 342
Not Rated
MAEP; determine cost of using average daily membership (ADM) in lieu of ADA. Dead
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HB 343
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish and provide for increases in. Dead
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HB 351
Not Rated
Law enforcement; provide for and amend various laws regarding. Dead
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HB 361
Not Rated
MS Achievement School District; specify use of funds for the benefit of local school district of funds' origin. Dead
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HB 372
Not Rated
Appropriation; Town of Edwards for funding the town Youth Enrichment Program. Dead
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HB 373
Not Rated
Appropriation; Town of Utica for establishing a senior day care center. Dead
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HB 383
Not Rated
National Board Certified teachers; provide additional annual salary supplement to those employed in Walthall County. Dead
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HB 393
Not Rated
Seventh Circuit Court District; authorize additional judges. Dead
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HB 408
Not Rated
Mississippi Prison Industries; require to pay inmates federal minimum wage for inmate labor. Dead
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HB 411
Not Rated
Irlen Syndrome; require screening for and districts to provide reasonable accommodations for students with. Dead
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HB 415
Not Rated
Compulsory School Attendance Law; rename as the 'Kindergarten Increases Diplomas (KIDs) Act,' and lower compulsory age to five years. Dead
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HB 416
Not Rated
Charter school payments; require school districts to pay local funds due on a monthly basis. Dead
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HB 417
Not Rated
National Board Certified teachers; include those employed in Hinds County as eligible for additional supplement. Dead
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HB 424
Neutral
Memorial highways; designate. Alive
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HB 433
Not Rated
Public and private schools; require all employees to annually receive flu vaccine. Dead
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HB 434
Not Rated
Public and private schools; require all employees to be tested annually for tuberculosis. Dead
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HB 435
Not Rated
Spouse and children of first responders killed in the line of duty; provide scholarship for attendance at postsecondary institutions. Dead
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HB 437
Not Rated
Public and private schools; require proper hand washing materials in all restrooms. Dead
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HB 441
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Holly Springs for widening a road for the Springs Industrial Park. Dead
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HB 454
Not Rated
ETV; Legislature not appropriate general funds to after fiscal year 2022, use funds for teacher salaries. Dead
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HB 456
Not Rated
English language learners; increase funding to districts with 20% or more enrolled student population comprised of. Dead
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HB 457
Not Rated
Mississippi English Language Learners Scholarship Program; create. Dead
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HB 458
Not Rated
English language learners; require waivers of accountability for districts with 25% of enrollment being. Dead
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HB 459
Not Rated
Transportation funding; authorize public-private partnerships to include naming rights. Dead
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HB 460
Not Rated
Trooper training class; require Legislature to appropriate funds in 2021 and 2022 sessions to defray expenses of. Dead
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HB 466
Neutral
Inmate Welfare Fund; require DOC to expend unused portions of the fund on reentry purposes. Dead
Analysis: Ideally, government should reduce its spending to eliminate “unused portions” of taxpayers' money sitting in a government account instead of in the hands of the taxpayers who earned the money. However, this bill ensures taxpayers’ money is spent in a manner consistent with the reason for its collection.
HB 470
Not Rated
MDA Job Training Grant Fund; repeal and transfer monies into North Mississippi Workforce Development and Training Fund. Dead
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HB 489
Not Rated
School athletic trainers; provide annual salary supplement for those acquiring national certification. Dead
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HB 497
Not Rated
Appropriation; Rural Fire Truck Fund for additional round of trucks under Acquisition Assistance Program. Dead
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HB 502
Not Rated
Assistant Teacher Forgivable Loan Program; revise to increase financial assistance to those pursuing teacher licensure. Dead
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HB 515
Not Rated
Council on the Prevention of School Shootings; create to develop center in A.G.'s office to monitor online activity. Dead
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HB 517
Not Rated
Mississippi Remote Worker Grant Program; create to recruit certain workers to Mississippi. Dead
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HB 523
Not Rated
State Correctional Facilities Monitoring Unit; establish. Dead
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HB 528
Not Rated
Appropriations; Department of Education for administering ACT WorkKeys Assessment to all career and technical education students. Dead
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HB 576
Good Policy
Local System Bridge Replacement & Rehabilitation Fund; revise allocation formula. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases government accountability and establishes responsible fiscal policy in the allocation of additional funds from the Local System Bridge Replacement & Rehabilitation Fund. This bill adds language to existing statute that ensures deficiencies are addressed before certification of eligibility for additional funds is granted. This bill institutes inspections necessary to verify existing deficiencies are in fact being addressed.
HB 582
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL for support of certain agriculture research and extension programs at Alcorn State University. Dead
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HB 583
Not Rated
Appropriations; IHL for enhancing stem-related facilities and programs at Alcorn State University. Dead
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HB 584
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL for certain agriculture research and extension capital projects at Alcorn State University. Dead
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HB 613
Not Rated
Medicaid; revise certain provisions regarding managed care providers and payments during appeals. Dead
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HB 621
Not Rated
Tuition waiver; provide for certain foster and adopted children and wards of the state to attend a state-supported IHL. Dead
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HB 622
Not Rated
Tuition waiver; provide for certain foster and adopted children and wards of the state to attend community or junior colleges. Dead
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HB 623
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL board for cost of waiving tuition at IHLs for certain foster children and adopted children. Dead
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HB 643
Not Rated
Retirement; county board attorneys and city attorneys shall be members of PERS regardless of hours/week worked. Dead
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HB 647
Not Rated
Elected statewide and certain district officials; increase salaries of. Dead
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HB 649
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; authorize to administer the 'Halfway House Grant Program.' Dead
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HB 650
Not Rated
DOC's evaluation of requests for proposals for canteen services; require interested third parties to have reasonable prices for services. Dead
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HB 654
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish and provide for annual cost-of-living increases. Dead
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HB 656
Not Rated
School buses; require those purchased after July 1, 2021, to be equipped with seat belts. Dead
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HB 657
Not Rated
School buses; require those purchased after July 1, 2021, to be equipped with seat belts and provide opt out provision. Dead
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HB 662
Not Rated
Teachers' and teacher assistants' salaries; provide for $1,500.00 increase. Dead
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HB 663
Not Rated
Regulatory Reduction Pilot Program; create. Dead
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HB 671
Not Rated
Lottery Proceeds Fund; provide that 10% shall be used by MDE for school improvements. Dead
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HB 672
Not Rated
Lottery Proceeds Fund; provide that 10% shall be used by MDE for the purposes of funding teacher pay raises. Dead
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HB 683
Not Rated
Retirement; elected officials convicted of certain felonies shall have benefits suspended until full restitution has been made. Dead
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HB 684
Not Rated
Appropriation; Town of Caledonia for purchasing and installing a splash pad in Ola J. Pickett Park. Dead
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HB 686
Not Rated
Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc.; establish funding for. Dead
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HB 694
Not Rated
Home rule improvement; enact for local school districts. Dead
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HB 700
Not Rated
'Mississippi Promise Scholarship Act of 2020'; establish to provide tuition assistance for tuition-free community and junior college attendance. Dead
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HB 704
Not Rated
Mississippi Secure Choice Savings Program; establish. Dead
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HB 705
Not Rated
Mississippi Department of Labor; create. Dead
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HB 707
Not Rated
Public universities and colleges; require to have epinephrine auto-injectors and AEDs in every building on campus. Dead
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HB 708
Not Rated
School districts; require each school to have epinephrine auto-injectors and AEDs in every building and cafeteria. Dead
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HB 709
Not Rated
AEDs; require at public schools and state institutions of higher learning and provide authority to lease. Dead
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HB 710
Not Rated
School districts; require all schools to have epinephrine auto-injectors in every building and cafeteria. Dead
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HB 712
Not Rated
State employees; provide for across-the-board increase in annual compensation for those with annual salary under $30,000.00. Dead
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HB 714
Not Rated
Health care and education shortage assistance program; establish to help attract professionals to work in certain counties. Dead
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HB 715
Not Rated
Medicaid; require managed care organizations to use certain level of care guidelines in determining medical necessity. Dead
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HB 716
Not Rated
Retirement; elected officials convicted of certain felonies shall have benefits withheld until full restitution has been paid. Dead
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HB 720
Not Rated
Compulsory school age; revise definition to include children who attain the age of five years before September 1. Dead
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HB 726
Not Rated
Appropriation; Archives and History for Scott Ford House to develop two historic properties in Jackson. Dead
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HB 731
Not Rated
State agencies; require to be housed in state-owned buildings located within the City of Jackson. Dead
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HB 732
Not Rated
Active shooter training; require school districts employees to attend every three years. Dead
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HB 739
Not Rated
Statewide testing program; require tests to be translated and printed into primary spoken language of ELL students. Dead
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HB 743
Not Rated
Appropriations; Supreme Court for additional funding for mental health courts. Dead
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HB 744
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Mental Health for additional funding for increased number of residential beds. Dead
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HB 745
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Education for additional funding to increase instructional support positions due to increased needs from COVID-19. Dead
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HB 748
Not Rated
Department of Labor; create. Dead
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HB 750
Neutral
Deputy Secretaries of State; authorize creation of. Dead
Analysis: This bill expands the size of government. The creation of new positions in government increases spending, which inevitably results in more money taken from taxpayers. The Secretary of State’s Office should implement measures to streamline its functions utilizing its existing staff.
HB 758
Not Rated
State park fee; authorized MDWFP to provide discount to senior citizens age 65 and older. Dead
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HB 761
Good Policy
State Veterans Affairs Board; revise powers and duties relating to the operation of the State Veterans Homes. Alive
Analysis: This bill clarifies accountability requirements for the State Veterans Affairs Board. In addition, this bill specifically states contracted property management services are not authorized to dispose of obsolete property. This policy ensures public property will not be sold by contractors for private gain.
HB 765
Not Rated
Pre-election day voting; authorize for 14 days before the election. Dead
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HB 775
Not Rated
IHLs; authorize to purchase wireless communication devices to facilitate delivery of educational instruction. Dead
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HB 783
Not Rated
Mississippi Development Authority Tourism Advertising Fund; use portion of monies in to advertise state parks. Dead
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HB 785
Not Rated
Homelessness; require Department of Human Services to implement grant program for housing. Dead
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HB 786
Not Rated
Mental health courts; require annual appropriation to Administrative Office of Courts for support of. Dead
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HB 787
Not Rated
Contract lobbyists; prohibit agencies, universities and colleges from hiring with public funds. Dead
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HB 789
Not Rated
School buses; require 20% of those purchased after July 1, 2021, to be equipped with seat belts. Dead
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HB 795
Not Rated
First Circuit Court District; revise composition of judgeships. Dead
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HB 797
Not Rated
Sexual battery; remove statute of limitations for prosecution of crime of. Dead
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HB 798
Not Rated
Voyeurism; revise sentencing options. Dead
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HB 799
Not Rated
Terroristic Threats; revise provisions. Dead
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HB 801
Not Rated
Special education funds; require separate appropriation to the State Board of Education for. Dead
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HB 805
Not Rated
Sex education; require SDE and Department of Health to develop list of approved curricula to be used in schools and revise every five years. Dead
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HB 811
Not Rated
Salary increases for legislators; make effective for term of office after term in which salary is increased. Dead
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HB 814
Neutral
Public Procurement Review Board; exempt certain contracts entered into by Attorney General's office from oversight of. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency in regards to the specific work of the Attorney General's office in which expert input and/or testimony is necessary. While the work of the Public Procurement Review Board helps to ensure transparency and attempts to decrease spending to the extent it is able, public requisitioning of expertise in a particular field in cases of litigation is not proper.
HB 818
Not Rated
County public defenders; require salary of all to be the same as district attorneys. Dead
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HB 852
Neutral
Teachers' and teacher's assistants' salaries; provide increase to minimum salary. Alive
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HB 857
Not Rated
Active shooter training; require school district employees to attend every three years. Dead
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HB 861
Not Rated
Youth Employment Grant Program; create. Dead
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HB 869
Not Rated
Tuition waiver; provide for certain foster and adopted children and wards of the state to attend college. Dead
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HB 871
Not Rated
Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol; increase salaries of sworn officers by $10,000.00. Dead
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HB 872
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate a segment of United States Highway 61 in Jefferson County as the 'Highway Patrol Lieutenant Troy Morris Memorial Highway.' Alive
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HB 878
Not Rated
MS Teachers' Salaries Task Force; create to recommend how state can pay teachers at southeastern average. Dead
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HB 880
Not Rated
Department of Mental Health and community health centers; expand outpatient services for certain formerly incarcerated state inmates. Dead
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HB 881
Not Rated
Vocational and home economics; require curriculum for all middle, high and alternative school students. Dead
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HB 882
Not Rated
Private prisons that house state offenders; provide moratorium on the expansion of. Dead
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HB 887
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate a segment of United States Highway 82 in Webster County as 'Corporal William Justin Cooper Memorial Highway.' Alive
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HB 889
Not Rated
Medicaid; revise reimbursement for telehealth services provided by FQHCs and community health centers. Dead
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HB 896
Not Rated
Supplemental Legislative Retirement Plan; new legislators not members and current members do not earn additional credit. Dead
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HB 909
Not Rated
Legislature; allow retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of. Dead
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HB 913
Not Rated
State podiatric forgivable loan program; create. Dead
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HB 914
Not Rated
Legislature; allow certain retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of. Dead
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HB 915
Not Rated
Legislature; allowed retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of. Dead
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HB 917
Not Rated
Appropriations; IHL for MS Valley State University for lowering tuition rate for 2021-2022 academic year. Dead
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HB 918
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care reform law. Dead
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HB 921
Not Rated
'2021 Mississippi Youthbuild Pilot Program Act'; create with programs at Coahoma and Jones County Community Colleges. Dead
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HB 925
Not Rated
School buildings; require new construction and certain renovations to include refillable water bottle stations. Dead
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HB 930
Not Rated
Municipally-owned utilities and other utilities; authorize accounting system accommodation of certain customer uncollectible debt. Dead
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HB 940
Neutral
Highway sign; authorize erection of on MS Hwy 25 near Pisgah exit to honor Olympic Gold Medalist Tori Bowie. Dead
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HB 948
Not Rated
School Resource Officers; revise MCOPS grant program to require attendance at any accredited law enforcement academy. Dead
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HB 961
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; provide certain educational programs for adult offenders. Dead
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HB 965
Not Rated
Socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns; establish program to encourage participation in state contracts. Dead
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HB 967
Not Rated
Medicaid; suspend eligibility of incarcerated persons instead of terminating it. Dead
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HB 968
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care reform law. Dead
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HB 970
Not Rated
Appropriations; Department of Employment Security for funding Summer Youth Employment Programs. Dead
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HB 975
Not Rated
District Public Defender; create office of. Dead
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HB 976
Not Rated
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); increase monthly benefit amount. Dead
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HB 979
Not Rated
Appropriation; employment security for funding summer youth employment programs. Dead
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HB 980
Not Rated
Summer Youth Training Employment Program; authorize school districts to establish. Dead
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HB 981
Not Rated
Assistant Teacher Salary Waiver Grant Program; establish to authorize agreements between assistant teachers and school districts for cost of teacher preparation program. Dead
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HB 986
Not Rated
Elementary professional school counselors; allocate funds under Mississippi Adequate Education Program for. Dead
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HB 987
Not Rated
Nursing education; unspent TANF funds shall be spent to pay expenses of persons enrolled as part of workforce training. Dead
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HB 988
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; provide annual salary supplement in C, D and F school districts. Dead
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HB 989
Not Rated
Mississippi Highway Patrol; increase pay. Dead
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HB 993
Not Rated
Legislature; members may waive all or any portion of compensation and office expense allowance. Dead
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HB 994
Not Rated
Retirement; allow PERS retirees to serve in Legislature in same manner as for elected county or municipal offices. Dead
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HB 995
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate segment in Marshall County, Mississippi as the 'Representative Tommy Woods Memorial Highway.' Alive
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HB 998
Not Rated
Law Enforcement Supplemental Pay Program; create. Dead
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HB 999
Not Rated
Agencies; require to provide monthly report of expenditures of state and federal public funds. Dead
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HB 1000
Not Rated
Employment of full time legal counsel as a county employee; authorize for Adams County. Dead
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HB 1013
Bad Policy
Medicaid; create Medicaid Commission to administer program and abolish Division of Medicaid. Dead
Analysis: This bill removes checks and balances currently in place to review all actions in one of the largest budget categories in state government. The Constitution does not obligate the states or the federal government to pay for medical expenses, even for the health care needs of poor persons. *Maher v. Roe, 432 U.S. 464, 469 (1977). See also Youngberg v. Romeo, 457 U.S. 307, 317 (1982). In light of the fact that our state voluntarily chooses to use taxpayer money to pay for health care services of others outside of the proper role of government, it is imperative that every effort is made to eliminate unnecessary spending, increase accountability, and promote individuals’ access to the free market. This bill expands the size of government by re- creating an old commission and granting it sole authority over the multi-billion dollar Medicaid budget similar in nature and function as the existing Board of Education. We all know how well that works. . .
HB 1024
Not Rated
First grade enrollment; allow child who turns six on or before December 31 to start at beginning of that school year. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1029
Neutral
Income share agreements; authorize IHLs to enter into with eligible students. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1032
Not Rated
Medicaid; exempt durable medical equipment from 5% reduction in provider reimbursement rates. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1035
Not Rated
Virtual public schools; create pilot program for districts to create and accept out of district students for enrollment. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1038
Not Rated
Medicaid; provide for assessment and exemption from 5% reduction for assisted living services under federal waivers. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1044
Not Rated
MS Rare Disease Advisory Council; create at UMMC. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1047
Neutral
Nationally certified licensed school employees; delete caps on nurses and speech pathologists and add athletic trainers for salary supplements. Alive
Analysis: This bill enables salary incentives for increased education and training attainment by certain individuals employed in our public schools. Government should work to find innovative spending policies focused on performance.
HB 1050
Not Rated
Criminal investigators; increase the salaries of those employed by district attorneys. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1061
Not Rated
State employees; provide for across-the-board increase in annual salaries of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1069
Not Rated
Children's Center for Communication and Development; establish special fund for the support of in providing services for certain exceptional children. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1072
Not Rated
Teacher salaries; authorize supplement for teachers in critical shortage subject areas in D and F districts. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1073
Not Rated
Community and junior colleges; waive all tuition and costs for graduates of Mississippi high schools. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1074
Not Rated
State employees; provide for pay raise based on the amount of their annual salaries. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1085
Not Rated
Medicaid; provide coverage for community-based home-visitation and pregnancy support services. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1086
Not Rated
Medicaid; provide coverage for substance abuse and mental health services for pregnant and postpartum women. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1087
Not Rated
Medicaid; provide continued eligibility for eligible women for up to 12 months postpartum. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1088
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; increase per diem rate paid to regionals for housing of state offenders. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1089
Not Rated
Medicaid; covered family planning services shall include coverage for long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1092
Not Rated
Medicaid; increase reimbursement rate for preventative dental services for 3 fiscal years. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1110
Not Rated
DOC; convert restitution centers to post-release reentry centers. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1111
Not Rated
Use of restitution centers by DOC; repeal and convert centers into post-release reentry centers. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1112
Not Rated
Corrections Inspection Council; establish. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1119
Not Rated
Appropriation; Mississippi Department of Transportation to fund sidewalk in the city of Jackson. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1123
Bad Policy
Early Learning Collaborative Act of 2013; revise funding and specify teaching standards. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases government spending. A child's education, especially small children in their early stages of learning, is first and foremost the responsibility of parents. Expanding “Early Learning” is not fiscally responsible at this time. Furthermore, government should work to encourage family cohesion and parental responsibility not continually expand programs that provide safety nets for individuals’ choices.
HB 1125
Not Rated
Schools; provide for mental health services providers and trauma informed training. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1126
Not Rated
Keep Our Kids on Track Act of 2021; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1133
Not Rated
CTE students; provide tuition-free instruction and increased financial assistance for industry certification assessment. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1138
Not Rated
Retirement; allow certain members of PERS to purchase creditable service for service with non-PERS employers. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1143
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health Department to provide epi-pens and AEDs in IHLs, community colleges and schools. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1155
Not Rated
Compensation for members of boards of supervisors; revise. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1160
Neutral
Dual Credit Community College Scholarship Program; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill has the potential to increase spending, but it does not mandate increased spending. This bill establishes a special fund scholarship program; however, the continued operation of the program is dependent upon Legislative appropriation. If no money is appropriated the program is suspended. (See lines 102 – 103)
HB 1163
Not Rated
COVID-19; prohibit use of state funds for mandatory administration of vaccine against. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1167
Neutral
State flags; Secretary of State shall procure for display on Capitol grounds and provided to legislators to give to the public. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1169
Not Rated
Developmental and physical disabilities; require health insurance policies cover similar to autism spectrum disorder requirement. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1170
Not Rated
Constables; authorize counties to pay additional compensation to when courts are closed for more than 30 days. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1177
Neutral
General laws and journals of legislative sessions; copies of not provided to certain recipients of unless specifically requested. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1178
Not Rated
MAEP; determine cost of using Average Daily Membership (ADM) in lieu of ADA with 90% threshold attendance trigger. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1179
Neutral
William F. Winter and Jack Reed, Sr., Teacher Loan Repayment Program; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill attempts to consolidate and streamline Mississippi's education repayment programs.
HB 1184
Not Rated
Community and junior colleges; expand workforce development partnerships. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1186
Not Rated
United States Highway 49; designate segment from Hinds County to Coahoma County as an historic highway. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1191
Not Rated
Retirement; PERS members convicted of job-related felonies shall be terminated from system. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1194
Not Rated
Appropriations; phase in 25% reduction for agencies and departments over ten years. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1201
Not Rated
State Public Defender; revise certain powers and duties of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1202
Not Rated
Postsecondary educational institutions; require 50% in person instruction as condition of receiving legislative appropriation. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1220
Not Rated
IHL; continue annual deposits into Ayers Settlement Fund for 10 years and end reductions to Ayers Endowment Trust. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1223
Not Rated
County elected officers; provide that salaries shall not be reduced due to reduction in total assessed valuation or population. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1224
Not Rated
Bulletproof Vests Revolving Fund; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1226
Not Rated
Fifteenth Circuit Court Districts; remove residency requirement for Pearl River County and reduce the number of judges for the district. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1227
Not Rated
Fifteenth Circuit Court District; reduce the number of judges for. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1228
Not Rated
Fifteenth Circuit Court District; revise residency requirement. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1240
Not Rated
Colonel Guy Groff State Variable Compensation Plan; allow certain agency heads to implement components of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1243
Not Rated
State Superintendent of Public Education; align salary of to no more than 150% of Governor's salary. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1244
Not Rated
MAEP; remove the requirement for collection of fees in lieu of taxes as a portion of local contribution requirement. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1251
Bad Policy
Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission; return to a special fund agency. Dead
Analysis: This bill reestablishes the Worker’s Compensation Commission as a special fund agency. This action reverses the 2016 legislation aimed at increasing government accountability and transparency, which eliminated nearly all special funding of government agencies and departments.
HB 1255
Not Rated
Mississippi Dementia Care Program; create pilot program to provide services for caregivers of and persons with Alzheimer's or dementia. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1256
Neutral
State Auditor; increase fee to be charged by for performing audits and other services. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1259
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Corrections to establish and maintain certain educational classes for inmates. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1284
Bad Policy
Department of Revenue License Tag Acquisition Fund; revise certain provisions regarding. Alive
Analysis: This bill decreases government accountability and transparency by removing the requirement that the Department of Revenue License Tag Acquisition Fund receive an appropriation from the Legislature for its operations and moves this fund back to a special fund agency. This action is a reversal of the 2016 legislation enacted to streamline the funding process and increase accountability and transparency in government spending. By returning this fund to a special fund agency status, expenditures will not have direct oversight by the Legislature. Appropriation is a core function of the Legislature, the authority of which should not be ceded to agency and department heads who not accountable to the people of Mississippi.
HB 1285
Not Rated
Stay on Track Act of 2021; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1290
Neutral
Attorney General; allow salaries of assistants to exceed statutory limitation under certain circumstances. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1299
Not Rated
Skill terminal devices; authorize operation of under in MS Lottery Corporation and impose tax on to support PERS. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1300
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Education to provide grants to school districts to establish telehealth programs. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1341
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Mental Health for additional funding for community health centers to expand outpatient services for former inmates. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1360
Bad Policy
Appropriation; additional for the Department of Marine Resources for Fiscal Year 2021. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases government spending and decreases accountability. This bill adds an additional $2,000,000 to last year's budget for the Department of Marine resources with limited explanation as to the specific need for this additional money appropriated outside of the appropriation process for last year's budget.
HB 1365
Not Rated
Appropriation; Athletic Commission. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1366
Not Rated
Appropriation; Barber Examiners, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1367
Not Rated
Appropriation; Cosmetology, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1368
Not Rated
Appropriation; Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists, Board of Examiners for. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1369
Not Rated
Appropriation; Medical Licensure, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1370
Not Rated
Appropriation; Nursing, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1371
Not Rated
Appropriation; Nursing Home Administrators, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1372
Not Rated
Appropriation; Optometry, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1373
Not Rated
Appropriation; Physical Therapy Board. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1374
Not Rated
Appropriation; Psychology, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1375
Not Rated
Appropriation; Engineers and Land Surveyors, Board of Registration for Professional. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1376
Not Rated
Appropriation; Auctioneers Commission. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1377
Not Rated
Appropriation: Real Estate Commission and Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1378
Not Rated
Appropriation; District attorneys and staff. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1379
Not Rated
Appropriation; Insurance, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1380
Not Rated
Appropriation; Fire Academy. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1381
Not Rated
Appropriation; Legislative expenses. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1382
Not Rated
Appropriation; Capital Post-Conviction Counsel, Office of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1383
Not Rated
Appropriation; State Public Defender, Office of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1384
Not Rated
Appropriation; Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and trial judges services. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1385
Not Rated
Appropriation; Attorney General. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1386
Not Rated
Appropriation; Archives and History, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1387
Not Rated
Appropriation; Education, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1388
Not Rated
Appropriation; Educational Television, Authority for. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1389
Not Rated
Appropriation; Arts Commission. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1390
Not Rated
Appropriation; Library Commission. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1391
Not Rated
Appropriation; reappropriation, DFA - Bureau of Building; FY21. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1392
Not Rated
Appropriation; Environmental Quality, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1393
Not Rated
Appropriation; Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1394
Not Rated
Appropriation; Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1395
Not Rated
Appropriation; Oil and Gas Board. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1396
Not Rated
Appropriation; Public Service Commission. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1397
Not Rated
Appropriation; Public Utilities Staff. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1398
Not Rated
Appropriation; Human Services, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1399
Not Rated
Appropriation; Rehabilitation Services, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1400
Not Rated
Appropriation; Medicaid, Division of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1401
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1402
Not Rated
Appropriation; Foresters, Board of Registration for. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1403
Not Rated
Appropriation; Forestry Commission. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1404
Not Rated
Appropriation; Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1405
Not Rated
Appropriation; Pat Harrison Waterway District. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1406
Not Rated
Appropriation; Pearl River Valley Water Supply District. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1407
Not Rated
Appropriation; Port Authority, State. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1408
Not Rated
Appropriation; Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1409
Not Rated
Appropriation; Yellow Creek State Inland Port Authority. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1410
Not Rated
Appropriation; Public Employees' Retirement System. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1411
Not Rated
Appropriation; Veterans' Home Purchase Board. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1412
Not Rated
Appropriation; Marine Resources, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1413
Not Rated
Appropriation; Transportation, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1414
Not Rated
Appropriation; additional for various state agencies for Fiscal Year 2021. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1419
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health Department for MAGnet Community Health Disparity Program. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1421
Not Rated
Appropriation; DPS for constructing and staffing a new forensic laboratory in Corinth. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1422
Not Rated
Appropriation; Jackson Public School District for funding certain program needs of the Career Development Center. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1424
Not Rated
Appropriation; DFA for constructing a new building for the 3-D School and Evaluation Center in Petal, MS. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1425
Not Rated
Appropriation; Town of Artesia for making drainage improvements to alleviate sewer flooding. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1426
Not Rated
Appropriation; City of Starkville for making Northside Drive drainage improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1427
Not Rated
Appropriation; DFA to assist City of Columbus in cost of widening of and other improvements to certain roads. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1428
Not Rated
Appropriation; DFA for cost of demolition and removal of certain blighted property in City of Jackson. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1429
Not Rated
Appropriation; Rankin County for the Andrew Chapel Road Project. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1432
Not Rated
Appropriation; Lee County School District for reconstruction of Verona Elementary School. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1448
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1451
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1456
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1457
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1464
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 2001
Bad Policy
Teachers' salaries; provide for increase. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases teachers’ salaries $1,000 in addition to the annual “step” increase already provided in the teacher pay scale and given to every teacher every year. This bill would provide the third pay increase since 2014. The 2014 and 2019 increases amount to an additional $176.9 million dollars needed every year. Adding another pay increase is simply not fiscally responsible during the middle of a pandemic when so many Mississippians face severe economic hardship and total lack of employment. Our government should focus on directing necessary resources to recovery efforts while maintaining a balanced budget to insure the economic stability of our state as a whole.
SB 2018
Not Rated
Mississippi Telephone Solicitation Act; extend repealer on provision requiring deposit of fees to State General Fund. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2062
Bad Policy
Rural Fire Truck Acquisition Assistance Program; authorize an additional round for counties and municipalities. Alive
Analysis: This bill proposes to increase government spending. However, the Committee Substitute has a reverse repealer which repeals the bill the day before it would go into effect. This action is another mechanism utilized by the Legislature to send this bill back to committee for further amending. As a result, the rating of this bill is subject to change as it moves through the legislative process.
SB 2221
Neutral
Mississippi Dementia Care Program, Food Bank Pilot Programming; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill does not expend state taxpayer money nor create additional burdens or new regulations. The funding for the program created in this bill is specified as subject to appropriation of federal funds. The intended purpose of this bill is to help preserve our most fundamental governing unit, the family.
SB 2296
Not Rated
Office of Workforce Development; exempt executive director from certain salary and compensation requirements. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2305
Not Rated
William F. Winter and Jack Reed, Sr., Teacher Loan Repayment Program; create. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2429
Neutral
State-owned vehicles; create study committee to study the management of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2474
Neutral
Department of Health; allow charges between agencies for services provided under the medical marijuana program. Alive
Analysis: This bill conforms existing statute regarding the assessment of fees between government entities to include grant funds and pass-through money associated with Initiative 65 programs conducted by institutions of higher learning in the same manner as other grants funds and pass-through money.
SB 2481
Neutral
Memorial highways; designate various segments. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2547
Not Rated
Scholarship eligibility requirements; increase minimum ACT scores for MTAG, HELP and MESG. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2553
Neutral
State offenders in county jail; MDOC to pay increased rate to county to expedite removal of. Dead
Analysis: This bill brings forward code sections relating to state offenders in county jails. This action requires greater scrutiny of this bill as it moves through the legislative process. Code sections “brought forward" are opened up for amending. Significant deviations from this bill's initial intent due to language changes made at any time during the legislative process may result in its policy rating being changed if such deviations violate the principles of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy.
SB 2602
Not Rated
Nonadmitted insurer policy fee; divert certain amount to fund fire trucks and fire apparatus/protection grants. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2689
Not Rated
State Auditor; increase fee which may be charged for performing audits and other services. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2725
Neutral
State Budget; bring forward certain provisions and transfer funds. Dead
Analysis: This bill brings forward code sections dealing with the state budget for possible amendment at a later time. Therefore, this rating is subject to change as the bill moves through the legislative process.
SB 2797
Bad Policy
Department of Public Safety; revise authority, make various amendments. Dead
Analysis: This bill broadly expands the Department of Public Safety, increases government power and authority, will lead to increased budget requests, and adds law enforcement powers to contracted investigators working under the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. (See lines 333-334 and 386-387) Under current law those individuals serve as support to law enforcement. In addition, this bill places all prosecutions of officer-involved shootings under the exclusive authority of the Attorney General and all investigations of officer-involved shootings under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. (See lines 362-364 and 369-374) Such consolidation of power, especially as it relates to due process and the rights of the accused, is dangerous.
SB 2816
Neutral
Public officials and employees; allow Department of Revenue appraisers to receive same pay increases as county tax assessors. Alive
Analysis: This bill could potentially lead to increased government spending; however, it does not actually increase spending. The bill provides that when an appraiser employed by the Department of Revenue attends and successfully completes any part of the Mississippi Education and Certification Program and receives a certification the Commissioner of Revenue is authorized to increase the salary of the appraiser in the amount authorized in Section 27-3-52 for completion of the same certification level by a county tax assessor and/or his deputies or assistants. Government should reduce its overall spending to offset any performance based salary increases for government employees.
SB 2829
Good Policy
Department of Revenue; allow to use tag revenue to cover tag program expenses. Dead
Analysis: The pending House Amendment to this bill increases government accountability by returning unexpended taxpayer money in an existing special fund beyond a specific amount to the state's general fund.
SB 2834
Neutral
Mississippi Historic Site Preservation Fund Grant Program; establish within Department of Archives and History. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2854
Not Rated
Department of Public Safety; revise salaries of officers. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2863
Bad Policy
MDH; revise appropriation for FY2021 to allow purchase of accumulated compensatory time incurred before June 30, 2021. Dead
Analysis: This bill initially changed the appropriation for the Department of Health to purchase unaccumulated compensatory time. However, the Committee Substitute for this bill adds in language to create a new “Special Treasury Fund" for the State Fire Academy Workforce Program” and remove this program from the requirement of being funded through the general fund. The State Fire Academy is required by statute to be funded by appropriation through the Legislature from the general fund. In addition to the creation of this special fund, this bill also specifically allows the State Fire Academy to utilize the monies in this special fund. This action is in direct contradiction to the Legislature's previous action during its 2016 session to eliminate unnecessary special funds and move in the direction of more responsible and accountable fiscal policies through streamlining the appropriation process by funding government functions from the general fund in a clear, line itemized approach.
SB 2879
Neutral
Appropriations; additional appropriations for Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL). Alive
Analysis: This bill increases government spending. Unfortunately, the bulk of the appropriations are required to meet existing legal issues and obligations that must be addressed. Many of these issues are the result of either poor policymaking, mishandling of resources and poor delivery of required services or the result of state government obligating taxpayer money to obtain federal funding for education and/or training programs. *The Neutral rating is only because this money must be spent. It is important to note that the policies which led to the necessity for the appropriation of these additional funds were Bad Policies.
SB 2904
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - General support. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes spending on specific programs and efforts identified and submitted by universities to the Legislature. The accountability mechanism currently in place and maintained by this bill is insufficient to accurately verify the efficacy of the specific appropriations authorized by this bill.
SB 2905
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - Subsidiary programs. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes spending on specific programs and efforts at Mississippi's public universities across our state. Unfortunately, there is no accountability mechanism identified by this bill to verify the efficacy of the appropriations authorized by this bill.
SB 2906
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - Alcorn State - Agricultural Research, Extension and Land-Grant programs. Alive
Analysis: This bill has a reverse repealer which requires it be sent back to committee for further amendment. Therefore, the rating of this bill is subject to change as it moves through the legislative process.
SB 2907
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2908
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Cooperative Extension Service. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2909
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Forest and Wildlife Research Center. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2910
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Veterinary Medicine, College of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2911
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - Student Financial Aid. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2912
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - University of Mississippi Medical Center. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2913
Not Rated
Appropriation; Community and Junior Colleges Board - Administrative expenses. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2914
Not Rated
Appropriation; Community and Junior Colleges Board - Support for community and junior colleges. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2915
Not Rated
Appropriation; Corrections, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2916
Not Rated
Appropriation; Public Safety, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2917
Not Rated
Appropriation; Emergency Management Agency. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2918
Not Rated
Appropriation; Military Department. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2919
Not Rated
Appropriation; Veterans Affairs Board. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2920
Not Rated
Appropriation; Ethics Commission. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2921
Not Rated
Appropriation; Judicial Performance Commission. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2922
Not Rated
Appropriation; Employment Security, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2923
Not Rated
Appropriation; Revenue, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2924
Not Rated
Appropriation; Tax Appeals Board. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2925
Not Rated
Appropriation; Workers' Compensation Commission. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2926
Not Rated
Appropriation; Mental Health, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2927
Not Rated
Appropriation; Transportation, Department of - State Aid Road Construction, Office of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2928
Not Rated
Appropriation; Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2929
Not Rated
Appropriation; Chiropractic Examiners, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2930
Not Rated
Appropriation; Dental Examiners, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2931
Not Rated
Appropriation; Funeral Services Board. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2932
Not Rated
Appropriation; Massage Therapy, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2933
Not Rated
Appropriation; Pharmacy, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2934
Not Rated
Appropriation; Counselors, Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2935
Not Rated
Appropriation; Veterinary Examiners, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2936
Not Rated
Appropriation; Architecture, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2937
Not Rated
Appropriation; Gaming Commission. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2938
Not Rated
Appropriation; Geologists, Board of Registered Professional. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2939
Not Rated
Appropriation; Motor Vehicle Commission. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2940
Not Rated
Appropriation; Accountancy, Board of Public. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2941
Not Rated
Appropriation; Contractors, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2942
Not Rated
Appropriation; Agriculture and Commerce, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2943
Not Rated
Appropriation; Egg Marketing Board. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2944
Not Rated
Appropriation; Animal Health, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2945
Not Rated
Appropriation; Fair and Coliseum Commission - Livestock shows. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2946
Not Rated
Appropriation; Audit, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2947
Not Rated
Appropriation; Banking and Consumer Finance, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2948
Not Rated
Appropriation; Finance and Administration, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2949
Not Rated
Appropriation; Governor's Office and Mansion. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2950
Not Rated
Appropriation; Information Technology Services, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2951
Not Rated
Appropriation; Development Authority, Mississippi. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2952
Not Rated
Appropriation; Personnel Board. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2953
Not Rated
Appropriation; Secretary of State. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2954
Not Rated
Appropriation; Treasurer's Office. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2955
Not Rated
Appropriation; Debt Service-Gen. Obli. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2956
Not Rated
Appropriations; additional appropriations for various state agencies. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed