Judiciary A

2021 Regular Session

Judiciary A

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 34
Not Rated
Medical records; persons seeking disability benefits may obtain at no charge until determination of disability. Dead
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HB 49
Not Rated
Child support enforcement and collection; terminate contract with private entity for and DHS shall perform. Dead
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HB 72
Good Policy
Dentists; provide immunity for providing charitable and emergency services. Alive
Analysis: This bill encourages charity which provides voluntary support of individuals in need. This bill preserves civil liability in incidents resulting from the dentist's gross negligence or willful misconduct.
HB 101
Not Rated
Bad faith assertions of patent infringement; extend repealer on prohibitions against. Dead
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HB 102
Not Rated
Amusement rides; provide inspection and incident reporting requirements for. Dead
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HB 131
Not Rated
Fireworks; authorize sale of year-round. Dead
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HB 132
Not Rated
Fireworks; require to be located within a permanent structure. Dead
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HB 141
Not Rated
Public records; extend repealer on statute granting persons public right of access to. Dead
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HB 151
Not Rated
Stop Social Media Censorship Act; create. Dead
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HB 179
Not Rated
Open Meetings Law; authorize court to void certain actions taken in violation of. Dead
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HB 180
Not Rated
Open Meeting Law; revise reasons for executive sessions to include discussions by boards of trustees of public hospitals. Dead
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HB 190
Not Rated
Adoptees; authorize those 21 years of age or older to have unrestricted access to information. Dead
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HB 209
Not Rated
Gestational agreements; authorize gestational mother and intended parents to create and seek court's validation of. Dead
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HB 222
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish at $8.25 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime. Dead
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HB 223
Not Rated
'Mississippi Joint Municipal Law Enforcement Act'; create. Dead
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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 247
Not Rated
Sexual harassment; create a state cause of action. Dead
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HB 271
Not Rated
Life estates; authorize grantor to revoke at any time before his or her death. Dead
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HB 273
Not Rated
Lobbying; revise definition of. Dead
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HB 277
Good Policy
Tribal identification cards; recognize as legal means of personal identification. Alive
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HB 299
Good Policy
Property interest; conveyance to married individuals considered to create joint tenancy with right of survivorship. Dead
Analysis: This bill clarifies legal status as it pertains to property rights of married individuals. A core function of government is the protection of the most basic and yet most fundamental unit of government, the family unit. In addition, government must support the institution of marriage through good policy that reduces unnecessary burdens on marriage couples, as statistics consistently prove that the stability of marriages within a population determines the overall stability of that population.
HB 304
Not Rated
Dentists; provide immunity for providing charitable and emergency services. Dead
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HB 333
Not Rated
Mississippi Statutory Thresholds for Settlement Involving Minors Act; create. Dead
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HB 337
Not Rated
Property lien; burden placed on third party whose fraudulent activity related to the incurring of debt without the knowledge of the property owner resulted in. Dead
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HB 352
Neutral
Home inspector license; require applicants to undergo certain background checks. Alive
Analysis: This bill adds background checks to the list requirements to qualify for a home inspector license in the state of Mississippi. The existing criteria for which a license may be denied includes a felony conviction or a plea of guilty or nolo contendere in the previous five years. Given the existing criteria, this bill does not expand government authority directly. However, government should continually work to reduce its restrictions, regulations, and barriers to employment to the fullest extent possible while preserving public safety.
HB 354
Bad Policy
Municipal judges; authorize to order a defendant to remedy real property ordinance violations within a reasonable time period. Alive
Analysis: This bill reduces individual liberty and increases government authority. This bill subverts the very nature of our justice system by eliminating an accused's ability to appeal in municipal cases involving code violations and granting local government entities immediate authority following the lapse of a specified time frame without regard to circumstance or any other applicable variables.
HB 366
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish at $10.00 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime. Dead
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HB 385
Not Rated
Arbitration clause; considered nonbinding in certain contracts. Dead
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HB 393
Not Rated
Seventh Circuit Court District; authorize additional judges. Dead
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HB 429
Good Policy
Contracts; authorize persons eighteen years of age or older to enter into for the purpose of investing in mutual funds. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases individual liberty to participate in the investment market. This policy encourages individual responsibility toward personal financial freedom.
HB 450
Not Rated
Landowners Protection Act; repeal. Dead
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HB 469
Not Rated
MS Real Estate Commission; authorize an appeal to act as a supersedeas and to stay any rule or decision until resolved. Dead
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HB 471
Not Rated
Immunity for law enforcement officers; authorize when claimant is convicted for resisting arrest. Dead
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HB 478
Not Rated
Appraisal management company; remove ninety-day exception to prohibition on removing appraisers from appraisal panel of an. Dead
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HB 482
Not Rated
Adverse possession; require possessor to notify chancery clerk before title vests. Dead
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HB 484
Not Rated
Tax sales; require conveyances of land to be subject to recorded easements. Dead
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HB 485
Not Rated
Real property; right of first refusal expires on grantee's death unless specifically stated otherwise. Dead
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HB 498
Not Rated
Municipalities 'home rule'; prohibit governing authorities from regulating immediate vicinity of health care facilities under certain circumstances. Dead
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HB 544
Not Rated
Stop Social Media Censorship Act; create. Dead
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HB 555
Not Rated
Mineral interests; revert to surface owner after certain period of time. Dead
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HB 563
Not Rated
Child care facilities, licensed; require to purchase and maintain a certain minimum amount of liability insurance. Dead
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HB 564
Not Rated
Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law; bring for certain section of. Dead
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HB 565
Not Rated
Mississippi Center for Legal Services Corporation Fund; create and provide for a new fee to be deposited into. Dead
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HB 566
Not Rated
MS Center for Legal Services; require $15.00 collected from criminal and civil actions to be remitted to. Dead
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HB 567
Not Rated
Civil Legal Assistance Fund; specify funding to from certain sources. Dead
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HB 570
Not Rated
Cremation; prohibit until approved by county medical examiner. Dead
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HB 593
Not Rated
Children's records; authorize release with parental consent to the Legislature. Dead
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HB 605
Not Rated
Appeal from judgment by a county or municipal authority; revise standard of construction for determining constitutionality. Dead
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HB 631
Bad Policy
Law enforcement; allow off-duty use of official vehicles while performing security services in off-duty hours. Alive
Analysis: This bill indirectly increases government spending and improperly allocates resources. Law enforcement vehicles are purchased with taxpayer money. Government should utilize the resources taxpayers purchased for the specific purpose for which they were purchased. Personal use of public property for private personal gain is a violation of ethics in government.
HB 639
Not Rated
Perpetual care cemeteries, new; require certain acreage and trust fund deposit to establish. Dead
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HB 652
Not Rated
Chancery clerk; require to remove social security numbers from land transfer deeds. Dead
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HB 666
Not Rated
Adverse possession cases; require losing party to pay court costs and attorney's fees. Dead
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HB 669
Not Rated
Youth court hearings, certain; allow family members to attend. Dead
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HB 673
Not Rated
State agency and governing authority contracts; require 30% of to be set-aside for certain businesses. Dead
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HB 681
Not Rated
Child support; revise factors for award of. Dead
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HB 688
Not Rated
Intestate succession; child conceived by assisted reproduction after decedent's death is deemed to be living at time of death. Dead
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HB 692
Not Rated
Mental Health Courts; clarify chancery court participation for certification of. Dead
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HB 695
Neutral
State Domestic Violence Fund; remove the matching funds requirement for. Alive
Analysis: This bill neither expands nor reduces the size of government. This bill removes the requirement for matching funds at the local level for grants made at the state level to domestic shelters. Domestic shelters are registered at the state level. Ideally services such as domestic violence shelters should be provided by charity organizations, non-profits, and philanthropy.
HB 698
Not Rated
Day and Temporary Labor Services Act; create. Dead
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HB 703
Not Rated
Mississippi Benefit Corporation Act; create. Dead
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HB 717
Not Rated
Contractors; require to submit signed agreement acknowledging certain information when submitting a bid. Dead
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HB 733
Not Rated
Motor vehicles; require certain new to be equipped with alert to operator to check rear designated seat when engine stops. Dead
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HB 738
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish at $9.00 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime. Dead
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HB 746
Neutral
Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission Law; revise regarding warranty reimbursement. Alive
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HB 767
Not Rated
Mississippi Employment Security Law; revise to exclude services of petroleum landman from definition of 'employment.' Dead
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HB 773
Not Rated
Landlord-Tenant; clarify that summons is only placed on door when tenant not found. Dead
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HB 807
Not Rated
State service employees; prohibit sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination of. Dead
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HB 808
Not Rated
Mississippi Home Corporation Act; prohibit sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination under. Dead
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HB 809
Not Rated
Mississippi Pregnant Workers Fairness Act; create. Dead
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HB 815
Not Rated
Certificate of Foreign Birth; authorize without judicial proceeding under certain circumstances. Dead
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HB 820
Not Rated
Contracts; require to be written in large print. Dead
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HB 821
Not Rated
Marriage license; require previously married applicant to provide certified copy of divorce or annulment when applying for. Dead
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HB 829
Not Rated
Religious Freedom Act and Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act; repeal. Dead
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HB 868
Not Rated
The Landowners Protection Act; repeal the provisions of the. Dead
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HB 895
Not Rated
Grandparent visitation; revise to include great-grandparents. Dead
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HB 897
Not Rated
State advertising; prohibit elected and appointed officers from publicly participating in. Dead
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HB 906
Not Rated
Mineral rights; revert to surface owner after certain period of time. Dead
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HB 907
Not Rated
Employment-at-will doctrine; abolish and create 'Good Faith in Employment Act.' Dead
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HB 916
Not Rated
Disabled veterans; establish right to appeal in forma pauperis in certain cases. Dead
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HB 923
Not Rated
Motor fuel sales; provide immunity for damages caused by the use of incompatible fuel upon certain conditions. Dead
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HB 932
Neutral
Child support withholding orders; revise provisions to comply with the federal Consumer Credit Protection Act. Dead
Analysis: This bill makes only the required changes to existing law to bring state law into compliance with federal law.
HB 933
Good Policy
Child support payment; suspend obligation to pay when the person to pay is incarcerated. Dead
Analysis: This bill encourages parents to fulfill their obligations to their children by preventing undue, and often insurmountable, burdens on incarcerated, non-custodial parents. This policy institutes common sense measures to freeze child support obligations while incarcerated which is in keeping with civil judgments that would be granted in times in extenuating circumstances. Upon release, formerly incarcerated non-custodial parents will begin fulfilling their obligations rather than face immediate return to jail for non-payment of child support, which further delays children and custodial parents from receiving court-ordered support. This bill disrupts the government-created recidivism of formerly incarcerated non-custodial parents caught in a bureaucratic roundabout.
HB 934
Not Rated
Eminent domain; require compensation for loss of business goodwill and value of commercial farm operations. Dead
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HB 951
Not Rated
Department of Human Services; authorize to use additional methods of communication to send notices relating to child support to financial institutions. Dead
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HB 956
Not Rated
Parental rights; establish fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing, education and care of their children. Dead
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HB 1006
Not Rated
Liquefied petroleum gas providers; provide affirmative defense in civil actions for damage or injury caused by certain circumstances. Dead
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HB 1012
Good Policy
Charitable solicitations; revise provisions relating to notice, demand and service of process. Dead
Analysis: This bill reduces government power and authority to review previous donors to charitable organizations in determining their status as such in the state of Mississippi. In addition, this bill increases government accountability by eliminating vague language that could result in, whether intentional or not, application of statutory definitions that are not consistent with the original intent of the legislation. Government should continually work to clarify existing statutes to prevent inconsistent interpretation of law and always be extremely cautious and proactive when drafting new legislation to ensure it is written using clear and concise language.
HB 1017
Not Rated
Officers who may administer oaths; add chiefs of police and sheriffs. Dead
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HB 1030
Bad Policy
'Mississippi Intercollegiate Athletics Compensation Rights Act'; enact. Dead
Analysis: This bill establishes irresponsible fiscal policy by forbidding reevaluation of a student's or student's family's income to determine continued eligibility for grants-in-aid to the student awarded based on financial need. (See lines 217 – 223) This policy establishes unequal access to education by raising student-athletes above the standards and requirements put in place for all college students when determining eligibility for aid money.
HB 1078
Good Policy
Perpetual care and preneed cemetery and funeral laws; unlawful to make false or misleading statements in records under. Dead
Analysis: This bill enables the government to more effectively perform one of its primary functions, public safety. The bill provides a statutory mechanism to insure those entrusted with the most sacred of duties, honoring our past loved ones, are held accountable in the event they betray the public trust through either false or misleading statements or omissions that lead to the representation of false or misleading information.
HB 1109
Not Rated
Minimum Wage; establish at $10.00 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime. Dead
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HB 1152
Not Rated
'The Rational Use of Product Act'; create. Dead
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HB 1158
Not Rated
Graves and abandoned public cemeteries; create process to enter and exit without landowner's permission. Dead
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HB 1172
Not Rated
Social media company community standards; require court to issue injunction when plaintiff demonstrates violation of by a defendant's communications on social media platform. Dead
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HB 1181
Neutral
The MS Registered Agents Act; revise to include 'email address.' Dead
Analysis: This bill does not expand the size, scope, or power of government. This bill adds an email address part of the information submitted to the state when filing for appointment as a registered agent.
HB 1190
Not Rated
Open Meetings; include subcommittee in the definition of public body in provisions for. Dead
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HB 1218
Not Rated
Mississippi Fair Housing Act; create. Dead
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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
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HB 1227
Not Rated
Fifteenth Circuit Court District; reduce the number of judges for. Dead
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HB 1228
Not Rated
Fifteenth Circuit Court District; revise residency requirement. Dead
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HB 1265
Not Rated
Occupational license; revise judicial review related to suspension of. Dead
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HB 1266
Not Rated
Occupational license; revise judicial review related to suspension of. Dead
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HB 1267
Not Rated
Occupational license; revise judicial review related to suspension of. Dead
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HB 1269
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require for employees of the opposite sex in the same work establishment. Dead
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HB 1270
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require for employees of opposite sex in the same work establishment. Dead
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HB 1271
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require for women in the same work establishment. Dead
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HB 1272
Not Rated
Employee wages; require to be paid equally for women and men. Dead
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HB 1277
Not Rated
Evelyn Gandy Fair Pay Act; create to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex. Dead
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HB 1278
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require employees of opposite sex in the same work establishment. Dead
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HB 1280
Not Rated
Nursing homes; require to purchase and maintain a minimum amount of liability insurance. Dead
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HB 1293
Not Rated
Collegiate athletics; authorize student athletes to receive compensation and have legal representation. Dead
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HB 1295
Not Rated
Child support; prohibit imputation of income based on a standard amount in lieu of gathering facts. Dead
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SB 2020
Neutral
Tribal identification cards; recognize as legal means of personal identification. Dead
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SB 2022
Not Rated
Justice courts; required to accept electronic filing. Dead
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SB 2087
Bad Policy
Cemetery owners; authorize to disinter dead human remains for reinterment, reburial or delivery to a carrier for transportation. Dead
Analysis: Initially, this bill provides an avenue for next of kin to directly request certain actions be taken by cemetery owners regarding the disinterment and reinterment of their loved ones. This particular section of the bill represents good policy. Unfortunately, Section 5 of this bill removes all liability of cemetery owners in cases involving errors made by the cemetery owners during original interment that result in disinterment and reinterment of loved ones except in cases of intentional misconduct or malice. This bill interferes in our free market by inhibiting consumers’ ability to seek redress through a civil action in cases of negligence. Furthermore, this bill specifically provides government sanctioned concealment of possible evidence in cases of negligence that may be obtained during a disinterment and/or reinterment by specifically allowing cemetery owners to disinter and reinter loved ones five days before notifying next of kin of the already completed action.
SB 2106
Bad Policy
Off-duty law enforcement officers; authorized to use public vehicles for private security duty. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows taxpayer purchased law enforcement vehicles to be used for private security activities by off-duty law enforcement. This is a misuse of public resources. Utilization of law enforcement vehicles for off-duty activities contributes to depreciation and increases the likelihood of mechanical problems. The cost of both would ultimately fall on the taxpayers of Mississippi.
SB 2205
Neutral
Birth certificate; adoptee may obtain certified copy of original after 18 years. Dead
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SB 2253
Good Policy
Concealed carry weapons permit; combine with driver's license or identification card. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency and reduces unnecessary burdens on individuals. Government should continually work to find innovative ways to reduce inefficient bureaucratic red tape, costs, and waste.
SB 2260
Not Rated
Public official corruption; authorize prosecution by Attorney General upon request of the State Auditor. Dead
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SB 2324
Neutral
Bad Faith Assertions of Patent Infringement; extend repealer on. Alive
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SB 2355
Not Rated
Age of majority; revise. Dead
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SB 2621
Neutral
Task Force; establish to study domestic law matters. Alive
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SB 2624
Neutral
MS Real Estate Commission; require to establish pilot program using administrative hearing officers. Alive
Analysis: This bill has a reverse repealer, which at this stage in the legislative process sends it to conference for review and possible amendment. This process reduces government transparency and accountability by restricting representation in these discussions to a select few members of the Legislature.
SB 2627
Neutral
Home inspector license; require applicants to undergo certain background checks. Dead
Analysis: This bill adds background checks to the list requirements to qualify for a home inspector license in the state of Mississippi. The existing criteria for which a license may be denied includes a felony conviction or a plea of guilty or nolo contendere in the previous fives years. Given the existing criteria, this bill does not expand government authority directly. However, government should continually work to reduce its restrictions, regulations, and barriers to employment to the fullest extent possible while preserving public safety.
SB 2638
Not Rated
Electronic documents; provide recording procedure for counties without electronic-recording capability. Alive
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SB 2833
Neutral
Motor Vehicle Commission Law; provide obligations of manufacturers, distributors & dealers regarding rates for parts and labor. Dead
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KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed