Military Affairs

2021 Regular Session

Military Affairs

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 186
Neutral
Claims by veterans under consumer protection law; Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board offers service free of charge. Dead
Analysis: This bill neither expands nor reduces the size or scope of government. This bill establishes the requirement of a signed waiver/acknowledgement by a veteran who chooses to pay a fee for legal services rather than utilizing existing services provided by the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board free of charge.
HB 187
Neutral
County veteran service officers; revise certain qualifications and requirements. Dead
Analysis: This bill conforms state law to existing federal statutes.
HB 189
Neutral
Mississippi Persian Gulf War Memorial; authorize MSVA to move to another appropriate location. Alive
Analysis: This bill does not allocate funds nor specify a new memorial location. While the government should acknowledge and honor those who serve to preserve freedom and liberty, this bill indicates the probability that previous legislation authorizing the placement of this memorial should have been more thoroughly vetted prior to passage in an effort to prevent a situation such as this.
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 916
Not Rated
Disabled veterans; establish right to appeal in forma pauperis in certain cases. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1182
Neutral
Veterans; provide uniform definition and include NOAA Corps. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2165
Good Policy
Veterans Service Officers; revise certain qualifications and requirements. Alive
Analysis: This bill amends existing code to incorporate the applicable federal statute.
SB 2293
Not Rated
Claims by veterans under consumer protection law; Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board offers service free of charge. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2294
Good Policy
Veteran Driver's License Designation; allow proof of military service in person. Alive
Analysis: This bill clarifies existing code to reduce unnecessary burdens on Veterans.
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed