Public Utilities

2021 Regular Session

Public Utilities

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 50
Not Rated
Electric Power Association Law; bring forward entirely and amend election provisions of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 74
Not Rated
Emergency Telecommunications Services (911); extend repealer on. Alive
Analysis:
HB 86
Not Rated
Broadband services; provide for certain participation of investor owned electric utilities in the expansion of in the state. Dead
Analysis:
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 108
Not Rated
Wireless Communication Commission; remove ITS control over. Dead
Analysis:
HB 112
Not Rated
Telecommunications Fraud Prevention and Utility Infrastructure Protection Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 165
Not Rated
Wireless learning environments; require school districts to develop and implement within two years. Dead
Analysis:
HB 198
Not Rated
Wireless communication devices and plans; revise provisions regulating by personnel of state agencies. Dead
Analysis:
HB 369
Not Rated
Mississippi Emergency Communications Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 505
Bad Policy
Mississippi Broadband Accessibility Act; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill expands the size of government and will inevitably lead to increased spending. The services proposed by this bill are not within the proper role of government. This bill increases government interference in the free market.
HB 870
Not Rated
Rate-regulated natural gas public utilities; require to provide PSC with periodic budgeting and accounting statements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 930
Not Rated
Municipally-owned utilities and other utilities; authorize accounting system accommodation of certain customer uncollectible debt. Dead
Analysis:
HB 942
Neutral
Public utilities; authorize rate-regulated electric utilities to permit broadband provider use of the electric delivery system. Dead
Analysis: This bill restricts individual liberty by removing private property protections. The proper role of government is to preserve and defend individuals’ right to property. This bill allows third party contractors to access private property without the need for permission from the property owner.
HB 1134
Not Rated
Broadband Enabling Act; require electric cooperatives to annually file certain documents with PSC and State Auditor. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2018
Not Rated
Mississippi Telephone Solicitation Act; extend repealer on provision requiring deposit of fees to State General Fund. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2394
Not Rated
Public officers and employees; revise policy regulating personal use of state-owned wireless communication devices. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2559
Not Rated
Public Service Commission; may contract with federal agencies for the collection of data and mapping of broadband availability. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2798
Bad Policy
Broadband services; provide for the participation of rate-regulated electric utilities in the expansion of. Alive
Analysis: This bill restricts individuals’ right to property and protections of that property under existing law. (See lines 361-376) This bill grants authority to trespass on private property to broadband operators, broadband service providers, and retail customers by exempting them from the requirement to obtain permission from a property owner before entering the property of which the owners have previously granted access to rate-regulated public utilities through a right-of-way agreement. Existing agreements between property owners and rate-regulated public utilities will be expanded without the consent of nor compensation of the property owner to include access for any additional company operating under the new definition also created by this bill of “broadband services” in direct contradiction to existing contract law.
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed