County Affairs

2021 Regular Session

County Affairs

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 104
Neutral
Board of Supervisors of Hancock County; revise salary of attorney hired to prosecute cases for county. Alive
Analysis: This bill outlines the procedure for determining the salary of an attorney hired to prosecute cases in Hancock County as not exceeding 75% of the county judge's salary.
HB 116
Not Rated
'Mississippi Police Funding Protection Act'; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 235
Not Rated
Budget of county sheriff, tax assessor and tax collector; remove certain obsolete reporting requirements concerning. Dead
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HB 248
Not Rated
Counties; authorize to pay poll workers certain mileage. Dead
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HB 320
Good Policy
Perpetual care cemeteries; authorize counties and cities to clean property of those not properly maintained. Dead
Analysis: This bill provides a mechanism for counties and cities to address neglected perpetual care cemeteries integrating existing procedures regarding nuisance properties in conjunction with new code outlining procedures for obtaining repayment for services from trusts for the perpetual care cemeteries through the Secretary of State’s office. This bill makes positive changes to existing law by incorporating common sense solutions to real problems requiring specific actions within the proper role of government.
HB 324
Not Rated
Counties; authorize to offer Medicare eligible county employees supplemental benefits if employees secure Medicare in lieu of using county insurance. Dead
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HB 328
Neutral
State and Interstate highways; authorize Mississippi Transportation Commission and counties to contract for counties to maintain. Dead
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HB 430
Not Rated
Delinquent county garbage fees; provide nonrenewal of driver's licenses for nonpayment. Dead
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HB 493
Bad Policy
Counties and municipalities; authorize to offer Medicare eligible employee benefits when employees secures Medicare under certain circumstances. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases government spending by increasing the number of participants in Medicare.
HB 580
Not Rated
County and cities; authorize use of law enforcement escorts for athletic teams attending school-related activities. Dead
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HB 629
Not Rated
Counties; may assess the cost/penalty against menaced property as a civil debt. Dead
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HB 730
Not Rated
Counties and municipalities; authorize to offer Medicare eligible employee benefits when employee secures Medicare under certain circumstances. Dead
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HB 816
Not Rated
Land banks; authorize counties and municipalities to create to convert certain property to productive use. Dead
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HB 818
Not Rated
County public defenders; require salary of all to be the same as district attorneys. Dead
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HB 841
Not Rated
Reverse auction; revise method of receiving bids through for governing authorities. Dead
Analysis:
HB 842
Neutral
Reverse auction; revise method of receiving bids through for agencies and governing authorities. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases government accountability by clarifying existing language. This bill also increases government transparency by requiring certain information be officially recorded in agency meeting minutes.
HB 858
Not Rated
Land banks; authorize counties and municipalities to create to convert certain property to productive use. Dead
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HB 862
Not Rated
Body-worn cameras; require cities and counties to provide to police officers and deputy sheriffs. 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 1064
Not Rated
Counties and municipalities; authorize establishment of summer youth work programs. Dead
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HB 1118
Not Rated
First Responders and Essential Workers Incentive Program; authorize counties and municipalities to create. Dead
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HB 1155
Not Rated
Compensation for members of boards of supervisors; revise. Dead
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HB 1170
Not Rated
Constables; authorize counties to pay additional compensation to when courts are closed for more than 30 days. Dead
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HB 1171
Not Rated
County jail dockets; require additional data for transparency purpose and require uniform recording of data. Dead
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HB 1188
Not Rated
Election commissioners; require board of supervisors to provide insurance coverage for. Dead
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HB 1223
Not Rated
County elected officers; provide that salaries shall not be reduced due to reduction in total assessed valuation or population. Dead
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HB 1247
Not Rated
Sheriffs and police officers; require availability of less-lethal force option while on duty. Dead
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HB 1287
Not Rated
Sixteenth section land; authorize leasing of certain classified land to cities/counties for less than minimum percentage of market value. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2024
Neutral
Depositories; revise bid process for selection by counties and municipalities. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2189
Bad Policy
Counties and municipalities; authorize to offer Medicare-eligible employees supplemental compensation if employees secure Medicare. Alive
Analysis: This bill expands the size of Medicare dependent people and passes off gainfully employed individuals working in local government from the local government insurance policy to the federal government insurance policy while simultaneously offering those employees supplemental compensation. Government funding no matter at what level all comes from the same pocket, the taxpayer’s pocket. This bill serves to assist local governments while maintaining the burden on the taxpayers as the money to fund government insurance still comes from their pockets regardless.
SB 2261
Good Policy
Perpetual care cemetaries; authorize counties and cities to clean property of those not properly maintained and seek reimbursement. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency and protects public safety. This bill provides a common sense mechanism to clean up specific property that poses a risk to public safety.
SB 2630
Neutral
County law library; authorize use of money for technological purposes. Alive
Analysis: This bill neither expands nor contracts the size of government.
SB 2643
Neutral
Service of tax sale notices; revise to allow service by a constable. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed