Judiciary B

2021 Regular Session

Judiciary B

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 5
Bad Policy
Hazing; increase penalties for. Dead
Analysis: This bill restricts individual freedom and increases the size of government. Government should not expand its authority through increased penalties. Equal justice includes equal punishment. Excessive punishment is a violation of our God-given rights and our Bill of Rights.
HB 15
Not Rated
Board on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training; revise membership of. Dead
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HB 16
Not Rated
Mississippi Highway Patrol and MBN officers; increase salaries of. Dead
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HB 19
Not Rated
HIV crimes; increase penalties for intentional exposure or contact with blood or seminal fluid. Dead
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HB 36
Not Rated
Domestic abuse court program; establish. Dead
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HB 40
Not Rated
Purchase of automatic weapon; place certain restrictions on. Dead
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HB 54
Not Rated
Malicious prosecution; require officials or employees involved to pay all costs associated with. Dead
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HB 70
Neutral
Autopsies; provide for confidentiality of photographs and video and audio recordings with exceptions. Alive
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HB 75
Not Rated
Sexual battery; remove statute of limitations for prosecution of crime of. Dead
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HB 76
Not Rated
Terroristic threats; revise provisions. Dead
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HB 77
Not Rated
Criminal investigators; increase salary of. Dead
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HB 78
Not Rated
Interlocutory appeal; authorize for criminal prosecutors. Dead
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HB 79
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for completion of drug court. Dead
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HB 80
Bad Policy
Dogs; regulate and provide penalties for those with a history of biting. Alive
Analysis: This bill expands government authority and applies consequences of violations of the new criminal code within the bill inconsistently in comparison with consequences of violations of other existing criminal code. While the issue of vicious dogs, specifically in regards to their attacks on children and elderly across our state, evokes immense emotional response as it rightfully should, it is essential for citizens as active and engaged members of a community to promote personal responsibility while carefully considering the unintended consequences of an ever-expanding criminal code. In addition, this bill creates a specific civil entitlement provision associated with violations of the new criminal code. This type of action by the legislative body should be avoided as it is an encroachment on the principle of separation of powers. Moreover, the civil entitlement provision in this bill is a slap in the face to every Mississippian who has sought civil action associated with a gruesome killing of a loved one as no such provision exists for that action. The proper role of government is to preserve the safety of individuals; however, this necessary function should never be carried out in a manner that results in an inconsistent application of justice under the law.
HB 81
Not Rated
Voyeurism; revise sentencing options. Dead
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HB 83
Not Rated
The Combating Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act of Mississippi; create. Dead
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HB 84
Not Rated
Radar; authorize county supervisors to authorize county sheriff and deputies to use on county roads. Dead
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HB 87
Bad Policy
MDHS fraud investigators; provide they shall be law enforcement officers. Alive
Analysis: This bill expands the size and scope of government, decreases government accountability and transparency, and reduces individual freedom. This bill creates a new executive, law enforcement department by changing requirements for MDHS fraud investigators and expands government authority and power beyond its proper role. This bill goes far beyond the confines of simply investigating fraud by granting MDHS fraud investigators pre-emptive authority. (See line 20)
HB 92
Not Rated
Police officers; require to maintain liability insurance with base rate paid by employer. Dead
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HB 119
Bad Policy
Harper's Grace Law; extend repealer on authority to research and dispense cannabidiol (CBD oil) for medical purposes. Alive
Analysis: This bill was amended in the Senate to include language related to a medical marijuana program besides the one chosen by Mississippians.
HB 122
Good Policy
Expungement; authorize up to three felony convictions to be expunged after 15 years. Dead
Analysis: This bill promotes positive reintegration of individuals with felony convictions back into our communities by providing a mechanism by which individuals can seek the removal of certain felony convictions from the record thereby also removing the associated stigma for crimes of which they have long ago paid their debts to society. Government should work to reintegrate convicted individuals back into civil society and remove unnecessary, burdensome restrictions, regulations, and barriers that inhibit positive and productive reintegration.
HB 130
Not Rated
Utility worker; include the killing of as capital murder. Dead
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HB 134
Not Rated
Sexual Harassment Settlements; require counties, municipalities and state agencies to post on website. Dead
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HB 147
Not Rated
Registry, person committing offense against peace officer; create to include offenses including terrorism. Dead
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HB 149
Not Rated
Female genital mutilation; create crime of. Dead
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HB 163
Neutral
Judicial districts; create Twenty-fourth Circuit Court. Dead
Analysis: This bill changes the composition of the district courts. Ideally, changes will increase efficiency and ensure equal justice under the law.
HB 166
Not Rated
Mississippi Statewide Assessment System; remove criminal penalties and establish maximum time educator's license may be suspended or revoked. Dead
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HB 188
Neutral
Required uniform designations for offenders; exempt offenders in Mississippi Statewide Incarcerated Veterans Program. Dead
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HB 193
Not Rated
Missing children; require compilation of by Department of Education and day care facilities. Dead
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HB 196
Good Policy
'Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act'; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill protects life, both the life of the mother and of the baby. One of the core functions of government is to protect life. The status of the person is of no concern, whether they are an incarcerated inmate in our state prison or an unborn baby waiting to see the world for the first time. This bill focuses on one of the most important reasons for the existing of government.
HB 204
Not Rated
Mississippi Dangerous Dog Control Act; create to establish misdemeanor offense of failure to control a dangerous dog. Dead
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HB 214
Not Rated
Mental examinations of those in felony criminal actions; prohibit transport and require examination where person is held. Dead
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HB 215
Not Rated
Littering; increase fines and deposit certain assessments into Keep Mississippi Beautiful and law enforcement funds. 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 227
Not Rated
Mississippi Tobacco Minimum Legal Sale Age of 21 Act; create. Dead
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HB 230
Not Rated
Department of Human Services; authorize to use additional methods of communication to send notices relating to child support. Dead
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HB 234
Not Rated
Habitual offenders; revise regulations for. Dead
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HB 240
Not Rated
Driver's license; authorize issuance of hardship license to persons who have their licenses suspended as a result of being out of compliance with order for support. Dead
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HB 245
Not Rated
Mississippi Smoke-Free Air Act of 2021; create. Dead
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HB 254
Not Rated
Life jackets; increase minimum age of person required to wear on certain vessels. Dead
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HB 286
Bad Policy
Cemeteries; authorize to disinter and reinter dead human remains for next of kin instructions. Alive
Analysis: This bill interferes in our free market by inhibiting consumers’ ability to seek redress through a civil action in cases of negligence. Paragraph 6 of Section 1 (lines 72-78) 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. 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. (See paragraph 5 of Section 1, lines 63-68)
HB 287
Good Policy
Drug Intervention Courts; standardize references. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency and effectiveness in a program that promotes positive rehabilitation of non-violent offenders. This bill makes technical corrections to applicable language to insure proper application of law and functioning of the drug court system. This bill makes organizational/structural changes to the drug court system that result in increased efficiency and effectiveness.
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 290
Good Policy
Pre-trial Intervention; prohibit certain amount of public embezzlement for. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases accountability for individuals facing criminal conviction for violations of public trust. Government should adopt consistent policies that hold all elected officials accountability and ensure equal justice.
HB 291
Not Rated
'Mississippi Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act of 2021'; create. Dead
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HB 292
Not Rated
Asset forfeiture proceeds; clarify use is for increase in law enforcement budget. Dead
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HB 293
Not Rated
Indigent appeals; revise certain provisions. Dead
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HB 298
Not Rated
'The Lonnie Blue Safety Act'; create to regulate vehicular pursuits. Dead
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HB 300
Neutral
Bail procedures; bring forward provisions for purposes of amendment. Dead
Analysis: This bill in its current form only brings forward code sections for amendment. Ideally, bills will present at least the nature of proposed changes when they are presented on the House floor. The process of passing bills that do nothing for the sole purpose of making the intended changes at the last possible minute near the end of session in conference committees, which have limited access for participation of our elected representatives provides little to no transparency nor accountability. Therefore, the rating of this bill is subject to change as it moves through the legislative process.
HB 305
Not Rated
Texting or engaging in call while driving; make a misdemeanor when not using voice-operated or hands-free device. Dead
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HB 338
Good Policy
Abortion; provide that inducing or performing is unlawful. Dead
Analysis: Abortion involves the taking of an innocent life. It is one of the worst crimes that can be committed against an individual. We commend Rep. Eubanks for this bill.
HB 347
Not Rated
Sentencing review; authorize upon petition of a district attorney. Dead
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HB 350
Good Policy
Certificate of rehabilitation; authorize those convicted in another state to apply for a. Dead
Analysis: This bill would allow persons convicted of or a felony in another state or federal courts the ability to apply for a certificate of rehabilitation in the state after completing their sentence, as is already allowed for persons convicted in Mississippi courts.
HB 351
Not Rated
Law enforcement; provide for and amend various laws regarding. Dead
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HB 353
Not Rated
Hate crimes; revise delineation of victim. Dead
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HB 356
Bad Policy
Child abuse; expand immunity for good faith reports. Alive
Analysis: This bill establishes immunity for a new classification of individuals working with/alongside government agencies. This new language is vague to say the least. The disclosure of sensitive information, especially information regarding children, must not be separated from our founding principle of personal privacy. Government's proper role is to protect individuals’ God-given rights not to grant its quasi-governmental partners immunity from liability when said partners’ actions abridge those rights. Lines 103-104 of this bill grants immunity to an individual employed outside of a government agency and/or department who “releases or uses information for the purpose of protecting a child.” This language has no limit, no foundation, and no place in our state’s law.
HB 363
Not Rated
Marijuana possession; revise as civil penalty. Dead
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HB 379
Not Rated
Certificate of Rehabilitation; expand authorization to other groups. Dead
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HB 397
Not Rated
Public schools; clarify authority of local law enforcement agencies to prevent and investigate crimes on property of. Dead
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HB 398
Not Rated
Case plans for inmates who committed violent offenses; require certain programs be placed within. Dead
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HB 399
Not Rated
Case plans for nonviolent inmates; require certain programs be placed within. Dead
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HB 401
Not Rated
Mandatory minimum sentences for crimes committed by offenders; revise which offenders are eligible for. Dead
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HB 404
Not Rated
Body-worn cameras; prohibit law enforcement from recreating past activities with. Dead
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HB 421
Not Rated
Fresh Start Act; revise certain portions of and authorize practice of medicine of dentistry after certain expungement. Dead
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HB 448
Not Rated
Case plans for inmates who committed capital offenses; require certain programs be placed within. Dead
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HB 449
Not Rated
Left lane; prohibit use of hand-held mobile telephones while driving in. Dead
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HB 451
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore upon satisfaction of all sentencing requirements of a conviction including parole but not probation. Dead
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HB 467
Not Rated
Officer-involved deaths; require investigation by Mississippi Bureau of Investigations. Dead
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HB 468
Not Rated
Bail procedures; revise. Dead
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HB 480
Not Rated
Driver's license; require Department of Public Safety to allow official identifying document of MDOC to suffice for. Dead
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HB 483
Not Rated
Court-ordered restitution, certain; require payment of victim first before court costs/fines are disbursed to court. Dead
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HB 490
Not Rated
Law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical technicians; provide enhanced penalties for misdemeanors, felony and shootings of unarmed victims. Dead
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HB 503
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore automatically once a person has completed all sentencing requirements. Dead
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HB 535
Not Rated
Hypodermic syringes or needles; unlawful to sell, obtain, purchase or possess as a direct consumer without a written prescription. Dead
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HB 538
Not Rated
'Criminal endangerment of a child'; create crime of. Dead
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HB 545
Not Rated
Cell site simulator device; require law enforcement agencies to obtain warrant before using. Dead
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HB 551
Good Policy
Driver's license; require Department of Public Safety to allow official identifying document of MDOC to suffice for. Alive
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HB 552
Not Rated
Electronic tracking devices; prohibit tracking of another person's vehicle. Dead
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HB 553
Not Rated
County coroners; authorize to contract with a private pathologist to perform autopsies. Dead
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HB 554
Not Rated
Sexting by minors; provide as a delinquent misdemeanor act. Dead
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HB 558
Not Rated
Wiretapping; authorize state and local law enforcement to use for human trafficking. Dead
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HB 561
Not Rated
Identity theft; establish procedure for victim to have debt forgiven and credit reports purged. Dead
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HB 568
Not Rated
Reports of suspected abuse; require persons who make to Child Protection Services and DHS to give their name and contact information. Dead
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HB 569
Not Rated
Firearms; revise limits placed on counties and municipalities to regulate. Dead
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HB 581
Not Rated
The Sexual Assault Response For College Students Act; create. Dead
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HB 596
Not Rated
Foreign judgment; authorize courts to consider due process and fraud issues. Dead
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HB 604
Not Rated
Firearms; clarify licensing procedure. Dead
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HB 606
Not Rated
Seizure and forfeiture; prohibit waiver of forfeiture and revise standard of proof. Dead
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HB 607
Not Rated
Seizure and forfeiture; require conviction and establish in relation to certain criminal. Dead
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HB 608
Not Rated
Stun gun; remove the term from the prohibited firearms category. Dead
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HB 612
Not Rated
County prosecutor; authorize to represent clients outside the county. Dead
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HB 615
Neutral
DUI suspension; clarify how the 120 days are counted. Dead
Analysis: This bill clarifies existing law to insure consistent application of our state’s law in regards to how days are counted when a judge signs an order issuing a 120 day suspension of an individual’s driver’s license as the result of a DUI conviction.
HB 618
Not Rated
DPS; require to establish training component relating to autism spectrum disorder. Dead
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HB 630
Not Rated
Embezzlement; revise the list of excluded crimes for expungement. Dead
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HB 634
Neutral
Firearms restriction; limit those by cities, counties and state agencies. Dead
Analysis: This bill adds protection of individuals’ right to keep and bear arms by specifically prohibiting state agencies from adopting rules, regulations, or policies and from entering into contracts or rental agreement that restrict the possession, carrying, transportation, sale, transfer or ownership of firearms, or ammunition or their components. However, this bill reduces individual liberty by instituting protections for junior colleges and universities from civil suits and protection for board members from civil liability from claims filed by current enhanced carry licensees adversely affected by prohibitions from legally carrying firearms. (See lines 86 – 89) In addition, this bill contains language that reduces transparency by removing the requirement to post written notice on the door of a facility in which firearms are prohibited. This policy change could potentially lead to people violating a facility's policy regarding concealed firearms without even knowing it. (See lines 558 – 560) In a literal interpretation of the text of the bill, the word "OR" before "authorizing" effectually makes the written notice posted on the door optional.
HB 644
Not Rated
Copper materials; prohibit transactions between certain sellers and scrap metal dealers and other purchases. Dead
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HB 651
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore to all felons upon satisfying all of the sentencing requirements of the conviction. Dead
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HB 653
Not Rated
Violent offenders, certain; may be paroled by Parole Board if sentencing judge authorizes parole consideration. Dead
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HB 655
Not Rated
Drag racing and obstruction of traffic by vehicle; make felonies. Dead
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HB 659
Not Rated
Right to vote; restore automatically once a person has completed all sentencing requirements. Dead
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HB 670
Not Rated
The Sexual Assault Survivors' DNA Bill of Rights; create. Dead
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HB 674
Not Rated
Domestic violence; prohibit those convicted of from carrying weapons. Dead
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HB 680
Not Rated
Concealed firearms; clarify prohibition for mentally incompetent. Dead
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HB 685
Not Rated
Stolen property; create crime for the sale of and require refund to purchaser of, under certain conditions. Dead
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HB 693
Not Rated
Photograph identification; require for persons 12 years of age or older. Dead
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HB 697
Not Rated
Firearms licensed; require proof of mental health evaluation. Dead
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HB 735
Not Rated
Firearms; prohibit discharge near petroleum. Dead
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HB 751
Not Rated
The Combating Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act of Mississippi; create. Dead
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HB 755
Not Rated
Unborn child; expand protection to. Dead
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HB 763
Not Rated
Justifiable homicide; add defense of business during looting or a riot as a ground for. Dead
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HB 768
Not Rated
Juvenile offenders convicted of murder; revise sentencing options for. Dead
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HB 769
Not Rated
DUI; revise time period for fourth offense. Dead
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HB 777
Not Rated
Weapons; authorize investigative and regulatory enforcement employees of the Secretary of State's office to carry. Dead
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HB 779
Not Rated
Order of support; prohibit suspension of driver's license for being out of compliance with. Dead
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HB 780
Not Rated
Justice courts; authorize to suspend fines under the Implied Consent Law. Dead
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HB 781
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; require to input missing person cases into National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS). Dead
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HB 790
Not Rated
The MS Human Life Protection Act; create. Dead
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HB 791
Not Rated
Intentional injury to pregnant woman; revise penalties. Dead
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HB 795
Not Rated
First Circuit Court District; revise composition of judgeships. Dead
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HB 796
Good Policy
Habitual offender; revise penalties for. Dead
Analysis: This bill encourages the positive reintegration of formerly incarcerated individuals as contributing members in our communities. Government should reduce excessive punishments on individuals in keeping with the Eighth Amendment to our Constitution.
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 812
Not Rated
Children; persons convicted of certain sex offenses not allowed to give health care consent for. Dead
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HB 819
Not Rated
Chancery court; require to order certain persons held pending mental evaluation. Dead
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HB 823
Not Rated
Law enforcement; require pursuit policy of alleged crime perpetrator. Dead
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HB 824
Not Rated
Crimes; create for unauthorized use of minor's name and social security number as dependent on income tax return. Dead
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HB 833
Not Rated
Driver's license suspension; delete exemption from for participating in court-ordered drug-testing program after breath test refusal. Dead
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HB 834
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to all upon meeting all terms and conditions of sentence. Dead
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HB 835
Not Rated
Statute of Limitations; remove for crimes against children. Dead
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HB 836
Not Rated
Sexual battery; remove statute of limitations for prosecution of crime of. Dead
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HB 837
Not Rated
Statute of limitations; remove for crimes against children. Dead
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HB 854
Not Rated
Firearm discharge; increase penalties when discharged on public streets. Dead
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HB 864
Not Rated
Firearms; authorize concealed carry without a permit during emergency evacuations. Dead
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HB 873
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore upon satisfaction of all the sentencing requirements of a conviction. Dead
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HB 874
Bad Policy
Tobacco and alternative nicotine products; increase age to 21 and require government-issued photographic identification. Dead
Analysis: This bill interferes in the free market and decreases individual liberty. However, government should institute laws that are consistent. This bill changes Mississippi's tobacco restrictions to align with Mississippi's alcohol restrictions.
HB 875
Not Rated
Vaping; require the office of the Attorney General to develop and publish a vapor products directory. Dead
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HB 883
Good Policy
Traffic ticket quotas; prohibit state and local agencies from establishing. Dead
Analysis: This bill reduces the size of government. Policies that limit mandatory minimums are directed to increasing freedom and liberty. Government should work to find additional areas in which elimination of mandatory minimums could be applied.
HB 885
Not Rated
Misdemeanor expungements; remove 'first offender' reference. Dead
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HB 892
Not Rated
Task force to address the disparity of African-American males in the judicial system; create. Dead
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HB 898
Not Rated
Interrogations; require all to be conducted by law enforcement to be recorded. Dead
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HB 899
Not Rated
Tobacco; prohibit sale of candy or food product that mimics. Dead
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HB 900
Not Rated
DUI; revise license suspension for test refusal if licensee pleads guilty. Dead
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HB 905
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize automatically for first-time offenders. Dead
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HB 908
Not Rated
Implied consent; revise suspension period during appeals for refusal to submit to chemical test. Dead
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HB 922
Not Rated
Wrongful conviction; remove limit on damages when court finds. Dead
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HB 926
Not Rated
Firearms and weapons; authorize nonviolent felons to possess and use in defense of residence or. Dead
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HB 935
Not Rated
Parole eligibility; revise for certain offenses and require Parole Board hearing before release of certain inmates. Dead
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HB 959
Not Rated
Misdemeanor expunction; remove age restriction. Dead
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HB 964
Not Rated
Nonviolent offenders; authorize reduction of sentences for passage of end-of-course subject area tests by offenders. Dead
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HB 974
Good Policy
DPS; revise law regarding. Alive
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HB 975
Not Rated
District Public Defender; create office of. Dead
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HB 984
Not Rated
Marijuana possession; provide civil penalty for. Dead
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HB 998
Not Rated
Law Enforcement Supplemental Pay Program; create. Dead
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HB 1001
Not Rated
Expungement; reduce time period for petition. Dead
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HB 1002
Not Rated
Criminal proceedings; require a scheduling order within 30 days of arraignment. Dead
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HB 1003
Not Rated
Cash bail bonds; prohibit courts from allowing defendants to post. Dead
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HB 1005
Not Rated
Asset Forfeiture Proceeds; clarify use is for increase in participating law enforcement budget. Dead
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HB 1009
Not Rated
Deputy sheriffs and police officers; require certain courses for continuing education. Dead
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HB 1014
Not Rated
DUI; revise violations of. Dead
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HB 1020
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore upon satisfaction of all the sentencing requirements of a conviction. Dead
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HB 1022
Not Rated
Compulsory school attendance; require youth court petition after third unlawful absence and authorize community service for violations. Dead
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HB 1039
Not Rated
Amiya Braxton Amendment; create to require the arrest and charge of a driver who kills a child when violating the school crossing provisions. Dead
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HB 1041
Not Rated
Firearms Protection Act; create. Dead
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HB 1046
Not Rated
Habitual offenders; exclude nonviolent offenders. Dead
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HB 1050
Not Rated
Criminal investigators; increase the salaries of those employed by district attorneys. Dead
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HB 1057
Not Rated
Expungement; remove certain types of embezzlement from list of excluded crimes. Dead
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HB 1058
Not Rated
Special Prosecutor; create procedure when DA is absent or unable to perform his or her duties. Dead
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HB 1059
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for all nonviolent crimes after five years. Dead
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HB 1060
Not Rated
Officer-involved death; require investigation and appointment of special prosecutor. Dead
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HB 1066
Not Rated
Littering; increase fines and allocate monies collected to police, sheriff. Dead
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HB 1079
Not Rated
Expungement; revise list of eligible crimes. Dead
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HB 1080
Not Rated
Disenfranchising crimes; clarify those that qualify as. Dead
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HB 1081
Not Rated
Absentee ballots; revise those who are authorized to vote by. Dead
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HB 1083
Not Rated
Felony expunction; revise age to obtain to conform to revisions. Dead
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HB 1097
Not Rated
Law enforcement pursuits; require municipalities and counties to develop policies regarding. Dead
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HB 1102
Not Rated
Certificate of Rehabilitation; expand authorization for convictions in federal court, state military court and other states. Dead
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HB 1103
Not Rated
Review Board for Officer-Involved Deaths; create. Dead
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HB 1105
Not Rated
Habitual offender law; exclude drug and nonviolent offenses when computing prior offenses under. Dead
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HB 1106
Not Rated
Mandatory 85% sentencing rule; repeal. Dead
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HB 1107
Not Rated
Commutation of sentences; require for certain nonviolent offenders. Dead
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HB 1108
Not Rated
Habitual offender law; authorize parole eligibility if offender served 10 years of a sentence of 40 years or more. Dead
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HB 1129
Not Rated
Expungement; remove embezzlement by officers from the list of nonexpungeable crimes. Dead
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HB 1130
Not Rated
Expungement; authorize for embezzlement by a state, county, city or town officer after 14 years of completing all terms and conditions of sentences. Dead
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HB 1131
Not Rated
Firearms possession; authorize for nonviolent felons in homes and cars. Dead
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HB 1140
Bad Policy
First-degree murder; include unlawful distribution of controlled substances, when the distribution is proximate cause of death. Dead
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HB 1145
Not Rated
State agencies; prohibit disclosure of identifying information received from program applicants. Dead
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HB 1149
Not Rated
Crimes; require specification of degree of mental culpability required for commission of. Dead
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HB 1161
Not Rated
Mississippi Law Enforcement Interaction Course Act; enact for implementation in public school curriculum. Dead
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HB 1164
Not Rated
CDL; prohibit for any person convicted under Mississippi Human Trafficking Act. Dead
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HB 1189
Not Rated
The Crown Act; create to prohibit discrimination based on hairstyles in workplace and schools. Dead
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HB 1201
Not Rated
State Public Defender; revise certain powers and duties of. Dead
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HB 1207
Not Rated
Driver's license; authorize issuance of hardship license to persons who have their licenses suspended as a result of being out of compliance with order for support. Dead
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HB 1208
Not Rated
Driver's license; authorize issuance of hardship license to persons who have their licenses suspended as a result of being out of compliance with order for support. Dead
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HB 1215
Not Rated
Parole Board; bring forward sections relating to powers and duties of. Dead
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HB 1217
Not Rated
'Ban-the-Box Act'; create to prohibit public employers from using criminal history as a bar to employment. Dead
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HB 1221
Not Rated
Wire tapping; authorize the Cyber Crime Division within the Attorney General's office to investigate child exploitation cases. Dead
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HB 1222
Not Rated
Intimate visual material; create civil and criminal liability for unlawful disclosure or promotion of. Dead
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HB 1224
Not Rated
Bulletproof Vests Revolving Fund; create. Dead
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HB 1225
Not Rated
Nonviolent offenders; require certain segregated housing, repeal 85% rule, expand authority of judge to make eligible for parole. Dead
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HB 1249
Bad Policy
Radar; delete population threshold for municipal law enforcement to use on public streets of municipality. Dead
Analysis: This bill expands government authority.
HB 1250
Not Rated
Fresh Start Act; revise certain portions of. Dead
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HB 1273
Not Rated
Marriage; remove prohibition for same-sex. Dead
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HB 1274
Not Rated
Marriage license; provide same age of consent for females and males. Dead
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HB 1275
Not Rated
Sexually oriented materials prohibited from being provided to youth; remove certain terms from. Dead
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HB 1276
Not Rated
Adoption; remove prohibition against same gender. Dead
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HB 1289
Not Rated
Open accounts; revise definition and require account creditor to send demand to current address of account debtor through certain means. Dead
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HB 1311
Not Rated
No-knock warrants; prohibit issuance of. Dead
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HB 1323
Good Policy
Open meeting; authorize executive session for discussion of plans to combat human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children. Alive
Analysis: This bill preserves individuals’ privacy and potentially increases the efficiency and effectiveness of law enforcement activities focused on human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children. *This bill also brings forward an additional code section with no changes in this bill in its current form.
HB 1328
Neutral
The MS Warrants Task Force; create to study the issuance and execution of warrants in the state. Dead
Analysis: This bill does not expand nor contract the size or scope of government.
HB 1468
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Ronald Brent Self of Tippah County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1469
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Angela Porter-Williams of Amite County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1470
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to James Clarence McCray of Jones County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1471
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Cassidy Edward Jordan of Covington County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1472
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Randy Beckham of Simpson County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1473
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Matthew Henry McBride of Tallahatchie County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1474
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Edna Barnett of Jones County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1475
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to LaTonya Woodson of Warren County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1476
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Buren Wayne Whitt of Chickasaw County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1477
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Anthony Leroy Wallace of Harrison County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1478
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Janice O'Neal of Warren County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1511
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Chester Allen Butler of Tippah County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1512
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Omar Travis of Hinds County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1513
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Jay Wesley Jackson of Hinds County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1514
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Joseph L. Jones of Jefferson Davis County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1515
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Debra Denise Thomas of Hinds County. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1516
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Gerald O. Laird of Jefferson Davis County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1517
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Deborah Ledbetter of Hinds County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1518
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Annie Grant of Hinds County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1519
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Kenny Pritchard of Rankin County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1520
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to J.W. Jackson of Panola County. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1521
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Catlin Davis of Hinds County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1522
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Frankie O'Neal Ward, Jr., of Jefferson Davis. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1523
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Norman Ivey of Rankin County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1524
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to William Barber of Jackson County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1525
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Charles Harris of Harrison County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1526
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Antonio Simpson of Tunica County. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1527
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore to Ray Ferrell of Harrison County. Dead
Analysis:
HC 7
Resolution
Constitution; amend to restore voting rights to qualified electors who have committed a felony once sentencing requirements are met. Dead
Analysis:
HC 8
Resolution
Constitution; amend to restore voting rights to certain qualified electors once sentencing requirements are met. Dead
Analysis:
HC 17
Resolution
Constitution; amend to provide automatic restoration of suffrage for persons convicted of nonviolent crimes. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2068
Bad Policy
Voyeurism; revise sentencing. Dead
Analysis: This bill lowers the age of a convicted offender receiving a prison sentence from 21 to 18 years old. Mississippi law requires a person under the age of 21 to have a co-signer for an automobile loan or to lease an apartment, forbids 18 year olds from purchasing alcohol, and allows 25 year olds to remain on their parents' insurance. The inconsistency in our state’s laws and regulations surrounding individuals’ personal responsibility is glaring. This bill furthers an inconsistent application of our state's criminal code. In addition, this bill would no doubt lead to increased government spending and could potentially create a multitude of additional harmful, unintended consequences.
SB 2086
Bad Policy
Child advocacy centers; immunity from civil liability. Dead
Analysis: This bill removes all civil recourse for individuals, both adults and children, and families harmed by the actions, whether willful or negligent, of a child advocate or a child advocacy center. These centers and their employees are not government employees and should be held to the same standards for civil action as private and non-profit entities.
SB 2107
Good Policy
Firearms; prohibit local governments and state agencies from restricting possession. Dead
Analysis: This bill removes unnecessary restrictions on individual liberty, limits government authority over individuals, and clarifies existing statute to insure government is accountable for overreach.
SB 2117
Not Rated
Juvenile offenders; provide alternative sentencing and parole options. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2121
Good Policy
Intimate visual material; criminalize disclosure of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2223
Bad Policy
Arrest warrants; authorize issuance for sex offenses against children upon oral testimony. Dead
Analysis: This bill expands government authority and reduces individual liberty. In addition, this bill removes specific Constitutional protections. This bill eliminates the requirement of an in-person sworn affidavit for the issuance of a search warrant involving computer crimes investigations and grants authority to judges to issue search warrants based upon testimony given over the telephone and/or via facsimile. This bill also allows for electronic signatures on emergency domestic protection orders. These orders are issued without the accused having the ability to defend himself or herself. These orders operate outside of the standard court procedures without the Constitutionally prescribed right to due process. Given the very nature of this types of court order, the requirement of a judge's in-person signature should be preserved.
SB 2248
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; entitled to certain follow-up drug testing before loss of certification. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2270
Neutral
Autopsies; provide for confidentiality of photographs and recordings of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2279
Neutral
Parole and earned release; criminalize absconding. Dead
Analysis: This bill applies consistent consequences of existing statute equally to all individuals convicted of crime(s) who are currently serving sentences under the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
SB 2282
Good Policy
Youth detention; raise minimum age for youth commitment to state training school and secure detention. Alive
Analysis: This bill raises the minimum age of youth commitment to state training school and secure detention from 10 to 12.
SB 2283
Not Rated
Freedom of Roadway Act; increase penalties for the obstruction of public passageways. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2389
Not Rated
Domestic violence shelters; revise eligibility for funds. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2434
Neutral
Department of Public Safety; authorize contract with counties for custody of certain offenders. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2552
Good Policy
Pretrial Intervention Program; prohibit eligibility for persons charged with public embezzlement over a certain amount. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases accountability for those entrusted with responsibilities relating to the oversight and handling of taxpayers' money. Ideally, the government would apply this level of accountability to all individuals who are convicted for a violation of their oath of office or for an offense involving an office of public trust.
SB 2561
Good Policy
'Empower Reentry Through Licensing Act'; authorize provisional driver's licenses for eligible inmates. Dead
Analysis: This bill encourages positive reintegration of formerly incarcerated individuals back into our communities. This bill represents a good policy move by our government to promote personal responsibility and remove unnecessary, burdensome restrictions on individuals in their pursuit to become productive members of our communities and financially provide for themselves and their families upon release from incarceration.
SB 2569
Neutral
Urine; create the crime of selling or tampering with urine. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2572
Neutral
DUI law; revise fourth offense of and require all expunctions to be confidentially registered. Dead
Analysis: This bill, in its current form, standardizes code sections to properly align eligibility for expunctions. However, this bill has a reverse repealer and brings forward code sections for possible amendment at a later time. At this stage in the legislative process amendments will be discussed in conference rather than committee. This process, in which only a select few of our Representatives and Senators are allowed to participate, reduces government transparency and accountability.
SB 2573
Good Policy
Department of Public Safety; implement uniform reporting standards for jail census data & create & maintain a centralized database. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2574
Not Rated
Reentry courts; create pilot reentry court, and establish rehab and workforce development program at MDOC. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2578
Not Rated
Arrest warrants; authorize electronic signatures. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2792
Good Policy
Fresh Start Act of 2019; expand. Dead
Analysis: This bill promotes individual liberty and removes unnecessary barriers and restrictions on individuals attempting to obtain employment in sectors of Mississippi ‘s economy that require occupational licenses under our state's current laws.
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed