Transportation

2021 Regular Session

Transportation

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 3
Neutral
Outdoor advertisement signs; revise height requirements for. Dead
Analysis:
HB 10
Not Rated
Driver's licenses; allow online renewal any time after expiration regardless of time transpired. Dead
Analysis:
HB 84
Not Rated
Radar; authorize county supervisors to authorize county sheriff and deputies to use on county roads. Dead
Analysis:
HB 172
Not Rated
Window tint; increase inspection fee and use a portion for Trooper training expenses. Dead
Analysis:
HB 220
Not Rated
Gas prices on signs and gas pumps; regulate when a difference exists. Dead
Analysis:
HB 263
Not Rated
All-terrain vehicles; create voluntary certificate of number system, mandatory for public lands, with Mississippi Department of WF&P. Dead
Analysis:
HB 319
Good Policy
DPS; make revision to gun permit residency requirement and certain driver's license petitions for review. Dead
Analysis: This bill expands individual freedom by waiving residency requirements of military spouses of active duty personnel stationed in Mississippi. This bill increases government efficiency and accountability by providing a necessary specification regarding appeal procedures for individuals seeking review of a ruling regarding a gun permit.
HB 328
Neutral
State and Interstate highways; authorize Mississippi Transportation Commission and counties to contract for counties to maintain. Dead
Analysis:
HB 335
Not Rated
Headlights; require to be used whenever windshield wipers necessitated. Dead
Analysis:
HB 336
Not Rated
Motor fuel taxes; bring forward certain sections. Dead
Analysis:
HB 341
Not Rated
Motor carrier safety improvements; prohibit consideration of deployment of in determining an individual's employment status with motor carrier. Alive
Analysis:
HB 362
Not Rated
Railroad crossings; require MDOT to review all passive crossings to determine if any are particularly dangerous. Dead
Analysis:
HB 395
Not Rated
Disabled person's vehicle tag; remove requirement for physician's certification for annual renewal. Dead
Analysis:
HB 406
Not Rated
License plates for disabled individuals; revise various provisions relating to. Dead
Analysis:
HB 424
Neutral
Memorial highways; designate. Alive
Analysis:
HB 449
Not Rated
Left lane; prohibit use of hand-held mobile telephones while driving in. Dead
Analysis:
HB 459
Not Rated
Transportation funding; authorize public-private partnerships to include naming rights. Dead
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HB 473
Not Rated
Motor vehicle license plates; allow reuse from one vehicle to another vehicle under certain conditions. Dead
Analysis:
HB 480
Not Rated
Driver's license; require Department of Public Safety to allow official identifying document of MDOC to suffice for. Dead
Analysis:
HB 486
Not Rated
Timber products; revise time during which vehicles transporting may operate. Dead
Analysis:
HB 530
Not Rated
Licenses tags, certain utility trailers; will be the same size as tags for motorcycles. Dead
Analysis:
HB 550
Good Policy
Intermediate driver's license; delete all references to. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency and reduces unnecessary regulations on activities of individuals by eliminating the absolutely unnecessary, recently created, intermediate driver's license. The government should eliminate all unnecessary restrictions and regulations. The proper role of government is to preserve individual freedom to the fullest extent possible while insuring the safety of its citizens.
HB 573
Good Policy
Bridges and culverts; revise laws regarding. Dead
Analysis: This bill more succinctly identifies requirements for the building of bridges and culverts. Laws should be written in a manner that is easily understood using common language. Every effort should be made where possible to amend language in a way that increases readability and decreases the possibility for misinterpretation, especially in the application of law.
HB 576
Good Policy
Local System Bridge Replacement & Rehabilitation Fund; revise allocation formula. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases government accountability and establishes responsible fiscal policy in the allocation of additional funds from the Local System Bridge Replacement & Rehabilitation Fund. This bill adds language to existing statute that ensures deficiencies are addressed before certification of eligibility for additional funds is granted. This bill institutes inspections necessary to verify existing deficiencies are in fact being addressed.
HB 579
Bad Policy
Motor carrier regulation; update and streamline. Dead
Analysis: This bill decreases government accountability and transparency by removing the requirement for a public hearing regarding proposed routes of transportation by applicants. While government should reduce its interference in the free market to the furthest extent possible, the structure of our state government as it currently exists utilizes the Transportation Commission to perform specific functions. One such function is to hold public hearings regarding proposed routes of transportation for commercial carriers. This bill seeks to remove that requirements and designate as discretionary. This action would reduce government transparency in the decision-making process and limit individuals' ability to address their government on this issue.
HB 628
Not Rated
Highway privilege tax; add a gross vehicle weight category for carriers of property with additional tax. Alive
Analysis:
HB 740
Neutral
State identification card; require commissioner of DPS to establish one that does not require proof of domicile. Dead
Analysis: This bill in its current form does not change existing law. However, this bill brings forward code section allowing for amendments to be made at a later time. This process reduces government transparency, provides an avenue for bad legislation to go unchecked until the very end of the legislative process, and reduces citizens' representation in decision-making through their elected representatives as active participation in this process is often limited to a select few members of the Legislature appointed to serve on conference committees.
HB 779
Not Rated
Order of support; prohibit suspension of driver's license for being out of compliance with. Dead
Analysis:
HB 813
Not Rated
Timber bridges; require use of for new construction and replacement on certain county and secondary roads. Dead
Analysis:
HB 825
Not Rated
Fuel taxes; allocate a portion to the City of Jackson to defray costs incurred as a result of being the seat of state government. Dead
Analysis:
HB 872
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate a segment of United States Highway 61 in Jefferson County as the 'Highway Patrol Lieutenant Troy Morris Memorial Highway.' Alive
Analysis:
HB 887
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate a segment of United States Highway 82 in Webster County as 'Corporal William Justin Cooper Memorial Highway.' Alive
Analysis:
HB 931
Not Rated
Mississippi Transit Corporation; establish. Dead
Analysis:
HB 940
Neutral
Highway sign; authorize erection of on MS Hwy 25 near Pisgah exit to honor Olympic Gold Medalist Tori Bowie. Dead
Analysis:
HB 995
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate segment in Marshall County, Mississippi as the 'Representative Tommy Woods Memorial Highway.' Alive
Analysis:
HB 1036
Good Policy
Driver's license; exempt active duty military, spouse and dependent children if they have valid license from their home state. Dead
Analysis: This bill removes unnecessary and burdensome restrictions on activities of individuals. This bill specifically allows for reciprocity of drivers’ licenses for military spouses and dependent children. Government should remove unnecessary restrictions and work to preserve individual freedom to the fullest extent possible.
HB 1165
Not Rated
Window tint regulation; revise medical exemption. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1175
Not Rated
Patriot Guard Act; create. Dead
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HB 1186
Not Rated
United States Highway 49; designate segment from Hinds County to Coahoma County as an historic highway. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1195
Neutral
Electric bicycles; regulate. Alive
Analysis: While this bill does create new regulations, this bill as a whole restricts government authority regarding the use of electric bicycles. Government should reduce regulations and limit intrusion in and restrictions on activities of individuals.
HB 1206
Not Rated
Driver's license; revise certain requirements and create certificate for driving. 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
Analysis:
HB 1245
Neutral
MDOT; require maintenance of rights-of-way of state highways inside municipal limits with 10,000 or less population. Alive
Analysis: This bill specifies the responsible party for maintenance of state highways inside specific municipal limits. While the government should seek to reduce overall spending, essential core functions of government must be maintained. These functions include the maintenance of our roads and their rights-of-way to ensure the safety of our citizens. The responsible party for performing this core function should be the state as the specific rights-of-way addressed in this bill are on state highways.
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.
SB 2478
Neutral
Motor carrier safety improvements; prohibit consideration of use in evaluation of employment status. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2481
Neutral
Memorial highways; designate various segments. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2483
Neutral
Electric bicycles; classify as bicycles and not as motor vehicles, and regulate. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2598
Good Policy
Department of Public Safety; revise licensing. Alive
Analysis: This bill reduces government regulations by removing unnecessary restrictions on military spouses attempting to obtain a Mississippi driver’s license. This bill also reduces government mandates on individuals by eliminating the absolutely unnecessary Intermediate driver’s license. Government should eliminate all such unnecessary regulations, restrictions, and mandates on the everyday activities of individuals.
SB 2785
Good Policy
Driver's license requirements; exempt military members, spouses and dependent children under certain conditions. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2788
Bad Policy
Radar speed detection; revise provisions concerning use by Highway Patrol and municipal law enforcement in certain cities. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2825
Not Rated
Mississippi Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2021; create. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed