Ways and Means

2021 Regular Session

Ways and Means

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 2
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for costs incurred by certain taxpayers storm shelter/safe house construction. Dead
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HB 7
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise provisions regarding designation of certain locations as qualified resort areas. Dead
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HB 23
Not Rated
Mississippi River Delta Promise Zone Act of 2021; create. Dead
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HB 28
Not Rated
Legislative Public Project Grant Program; create. Dead
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HB 41
Not Rated
Video lottery terminals; authorize lottery board to allow with certain restrictions. Dead
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HB 57
Not Rated
Businesses; require laws and regulations affecting must allow existing businesses to continue operating under previous laws or regulations. Dead
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HB 61
Not Rated
Department of Health; limit any increase in fees by to not more than five percent. Dead
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HB 71
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property or services to Natchez Children's Services. Dead
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HB 89
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at state parks. Dead
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HB 93
Not Rated
Smart State Act; create. Dead
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HB 124
Not Rated
MS Home Corporation; extend reverter on authority to issuse a certain amount of bonds. Dead
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HB 125
Not Rated
Municipal annexation; restrict collection of ad valorem taxes until certain services are provided by municipality. Dead
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HB 126
Not Rated
Bonds; mandate election on issue of county or municipal bonds. Dead
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HB 127
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt certain business personal property from. Dead
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HB 128
Not Rated
Homestead exemption; increase for persons 65 years of age or older or totally disabled. Dead
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HB 129
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; provide partial exemption for certain business personal property. Dead
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HB 133
Not Rated
Bonds; mandate election on issue of county or municipal bonds. Dead
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HB 137
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Saltillo with repair and renovation of community center. Dead
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HB 138
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist with installation of outdoor emergency warning systems at Wheeler Attendance Center in Prentiss County. Dead
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HB 139
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at campground at Lake Lamar Bruce in Lee County. Dead
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HB 140
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Baldwyn with improvements to natural gas system. Dead
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HB 142
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; reauthorize issuance to supporters of Rotary International. Dead
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HB 146
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of perishable food items to certain charitable organizations. Dead
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HB 154
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property or services to the Lincoln Civic Center Foundation. Dead
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HB 157
Not Rated
Use tax; enhance enforcement of collection on all-terrain vehicles purchased out of state. Dead
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HB 158
Not Rated
Sales tax; remove requirement that certain taxpayers pay June liability for the tax on or before June 25. Dead
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HB 159
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property or service to the Lincoln Civic Center Foundation. Dead
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HB 164
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Alcorn County with repair and renovation of county courthouse. Dead
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HB 172
Not Rated
Window tint; increase inspection fee and use a portion for Trooper training expenses. Dead
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HB 174
Not Rated
Board of Nursing; revise penalties in disciplinary proceedings and authorize recovery of reasonable costs. Dead
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HB 175
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Lee County and municipalities of Verona, Plantersville and Shannon with certain projects. Dead
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HB 176
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Helping Hands Food Pantry in Tupelo with repair and renovation of building. Dead
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HB 181
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for repair and renovation of War Memorial Building. Dead
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HB 182
Not Rated
Distinctive motorcycle license tag; authorize issuance to certain disabled veterans. Dead
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HB 184
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of new Mississippi State Veterans Home in Jackson Metropolitan area. Dead
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HB 192
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Alcorn County with purchase of land and building to house county offices. Dead
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HB 197
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for the Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund. Dead
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HB 202
Neutral
Mississippi Development Authority; bring forward various sections of law relating to. Dead
Analysis: This bill in its current form makes no changes to existing law. However, this bill brings forward code sections dealing with the Mississippi Development Authority for possible amendment at a later time. Therefore, this rating is subject to change as the bill moves through the legislative process.
HB 225
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize credit for certain child care expenses, child care centers and child care center teachers and directors. Dead
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HB 226
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Tchula with road improvements. Dead
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HB 231
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Holmes County Consolidated School District with construction of a football stadium. Dead
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HB 232
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Holmes County with repair and renovation of county courthouse. Dead
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HB 233
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Holmes County with construction of a park. Dead
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HB 239
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Holmes County with improvements to county roads and buildings. Dead
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HB 241
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Yazoo County with renovation of county courthouse. Dead
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HB 250
Not Rated
Housing Loan Assistance Pilot Program; create and authorize bonds to provide funds for. Dead
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HB 255
Not Rated
Housing Repair Grant Fund; authorize issuance of bonds to provide funds for grants to low income individuals for home repair. Dead
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HB 262
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for public school capital improvements. Dead
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HB 263
Not Rated
All-terrain vehicles; create voluntary certificate of number system, mandatory for public lands, with Mississippi Department of WF&P. Dead
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HB 266
Not Rated
Income tax; exclude overtime compensation from gross income. Dead
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HB 278
Not Rated
Sales tax; divert certain sales tax revenue to special fund for state park improvements. Dead
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HB 285
Not Rated
Certificate of title; remove requirement for applicant to file a bond or deposit of cash as a condition of issuance. Dead
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HB 303
Not Rated
Citizens for Economic Development Act; create. Dead
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HB 308
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Pike County with repair and renovation of Pike County Courthouse Complex. Dead
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HB 311
Good Policy
Sales tax; exempt certain transfers of motor vehicles involving partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations. Dead
Analysis: This bill reduces unnecessary government burdens on businesses and reduces tax liability collections by eliminating additional tax liabilities on vehicles transferred among shareholders of LLCs and members of corporations.
HB 322
Not Rated
Bonds; create rural counties and municipalities cellular and broadband grant program and authorize issuance of bonds. Dead
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HB 336
Not Rated
Motor fuel taxes; bring forward certain sections. Dead
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HB 355
Not Rated
Department of Health; give authority to levy and collect fee on sales of medical marijuana. Dead
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HB 374
Neutral
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize for supporters of various organizations. Alive
Analysis: This bill provides a way for citizens of Mississippi to willingly choose to support a specific organization through the selection of a distinctive motor vehicle license tag. Citizen engagement is essential to the overall stability of representative government. Government should find more ways to obtain funding through voluntary programs such as this.
HB 375
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of gold, silver, platinum and palladium bullion. Dead
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HB 376
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of precious metals bullion. Dead
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HB 378
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of headquarters building for Department of Public Safety. Dead
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HB 380
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with improvements to the Pete Brown Golf Course. Dead
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HB 381
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of a multi-user aerostrip at Stennis International Airport in Hancock County. Dead
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HB 387
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of building for School of Public Health at Jackson State University. Dead
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HB 388
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds to assist JSU with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program. Dead
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HB 389
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with removal and demolition of certain dilapidated and blighted properties. Dead
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HB 400
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority with purchasing fire service equipment. Dead
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HB 405
Not Rated
Tax Returns Uniformly Made Public Act; create. Dead
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HB 406
Not Rated
License plates for disabled individuals; revise various provisions relating to. Dead
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HB 425
Good Policy
Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions regarding when an application for change of property assessment may be made. Alive
Analysis: Allows assessors the ability to use knowledge of unique property circumstances to change, cancel, or decrease the tax assessment. This bill allows greater flexibility for ensuring taxes are assessed correctly. *This bill brings forward numerous code sections. This action requires greater scrutiny of this bill as it moves through the legislative process. Code sections “brought forward" are opened up for amending. Significant deviations from this bill's initial intent due to language changes made at any time during the legislative process may result in its policy rating being changed if such deviations violate the principles of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy.
HB 428
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Columbus with certain road and street improvements. Dead
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HB 436
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist with repair and renovation of the Rosenwald School in Marshall County. Dead
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HB 438
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Holly Springs with construction of a wellness and aquatics center. Dead
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HB 439
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Holly Springs with improvements to Mississippi Highway 178. Dead
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HB 440
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Holly Springs with restoration of former Holly Springs Water and Light Plant Building. Dead
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HB 442
Not Rated
Sales tax; divert an additional amount to municipalities to be used to fund infrastructure projects. Dead
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HB 446
Not Rated
Tax credits; authorize for employers of convicted felons. Dead
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HB 447
Not Rated
Local governments capital improvements revolving loan program; include municipal natural gas facilities. Dead
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HB 452
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; allow holders of package retailer's permits to sell on Sunday. Dead
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HB 461
Not Rated
Sales tax; create diversion to counties. Dead
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HB 463
Not Rated
Land sold for nonpayment of ad valorem taxes; provide that constables may serve notice of, increase fee paid to sheriff/constable serving notice. 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
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HB 477
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt certain sales of tangible personal property and services to churches. Dead
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HB 481
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Rail Authority of East Mississippi with certain costs associated with East Mississippi Intermodal Rail Corridor. Dead
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HB 491
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for the Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund. Dead
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HB 492
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Dynamic Dyslexia Design; The 3-D School and Evaluation Center with construction of a new building. Dead
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HB 495
Not Rated
Rural Fire Truck Acquisition Assistance Program; authorize an additional round for counties and municipalities. Dead
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HB 496
Not Rated
Sales tax; reduce rate on retail sales of motorcycles. Dead
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HB 499
Neutral
Qualified equity investment tax credits; extend authority of Mississippi Development Authority to allocate. Alive
Analysis: This bill continues an existing tax credit for an additional three years. Ideally, government should reduce its overall spending which in turn would result in taxpayers keeping more of their own money.
HB 500
Neutral
Mississippi Home Corporation; extend reverter on authority to issue a certain amount of bonds. Alive
Analysis:
HB 506
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; exempt tag for supporters of Thomas E. Edwards High School from minimum purchase requirement. Dead
Analysis:
HB 507
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Pearl with construction of a bridge. Dead
Analysis:
HB 508
Neutral
Department of Revenue; allow retiring law enforcement officer of to retain issued sidearm. Alive
Analysis:
HB 509
Good Policy
Unemployment compensation; allow withholding of state income tax. Alive
Analysis: While it would probably be in the best interest of the taxpayers to not have unemployment compensation be subject to further taxes, this bill allows for the tax deduction to be made on the front end of the payment.
HB 510
Neutral
Motor vehicle certificate of title; limit period for which Department of Revenue must retain. Alive
Analysis: While the intent of this bill seeks to decrease the amount of time the Department of Revenue is required to keep Certificate of Titles on file, the potential unintended consequences could result in decreased government efficiency involving applications to transfer one’s existing vehicle title to an Antique Auto tag which requires vehicles be at least 20 years old. When making changes to existing statute it is imperative that specific amounts of time referenced do not conflict with other section of applicable code and/or administrative rules.
HB 511
Bad Policy
Amusement ride operating permit decal; revise period for issuance. Alive
Analysis: This bill amends the issuing period for amusement ride decals in a way that adds unnecessary restrictions to business operations. In addition, the specific changes are in direct conflict with existing language in the statute which could potentially result in increased government inefficiency. *See lines 11-12 & lines 30-32 in the Strike-Through version of the bill
HB 512
Bad Policy
ABC agents/inspectors; revise certain provisions regarding powers of. Alive
Analysis: This bill seeks to expand the power of ABC agents by removing code wording that explicitly states that nothing in the section shall be construed as granting agents and inspectors of the alcoholic beverage control division general police powers. The current actions of ABC are already wildly beyond the intended scope of government and thus deserves to be curtailed not expanded.
HB 514
Good Policy
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property or services to DeafBlind Community of Mississippi, Inc. Dead
Analysis: This bill gives sales tax exemptions to the DeafBlind Community of Mississippi. Ideally, all Mississippi citizens would be given similar tax reductions, but this is a fine move that marginally reduces the tax authority of the state.
HB 516
Bad Policy
Department of Revenue; allow department appraisers to receive certain pay increases upon completing certain training. Alive
Analysis: This is a back door attempt to approve mass pay increase for county tax assessors and their employees.
HB 518
Bad Policy
Department of Revenue; authorize to create wholesale to retail accountability program. Dead
Analysis: This bill expands the power of the Department of Revenue and forces individuals to spend more time cataloging and recording information about sales of candy, food, and nonalcoholic beverages to the DoR. In a time when small businesses are struggling, why would the state attempt to place additional burdens on individuals? Ultimately, as with so much of the legislature's focus, this is an effort to ensure that the government is taking as much money from private citizens as it can.
HB 519
Good Policy
Motor vehicle license tags; remove requirement for apportioned vehicles to have decal with expiration month/year on tag. Alive
Analysis: This bill eliminates the requirement to physically place new decals on apportioned vehicles every year. The government should continually find new ways to reduce waste and unnecessary requirements placed on businesses and individuals.
HB 520
Bad Policy
Use tax; revise certain provisions regarding funds distributed to municipalities/counties for road improvements. Alive
Analysis: This bill reduces government accountability by allowing municipalities/counties to accumulate debt, which is purported to be for road and bridge improvements, which utilizes future use taxes as collateral and/or guarantee of payment. Government should operate using the funds it has available.
HB 526
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds to school districts for vocational education improvements. Dead
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HB 527
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property or services to Itawamba Crossroads Ranch, Inc. Dead
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HB 533
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt motor homes and trailers. Dead
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HB 534
Not Rated
Electric/hybrid vehicle tax; repeal sections of law authorizing. Dead
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HB 549
Not Rated
Bonds; create small municipalities security cameras and equipment grant program and authorize bonds to provide funds. 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 572
Neutral
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. Alive
Analysis: This bill expands the alcohol market within the existing, state-controlled system. However, this bill also brings forward all applicable code sections relating to the establishment of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division of the Department of Revenue for possible amendment and contains a reverse repealer. Our legislators should use this opportunity to dismantle and ultimately abolish the ABC. Government should not hold a monopoly on alcohol in our state.
HB 574
Not Rated
Income tax, gasoline and diesel fuel excise taxes; revise rates of. Dead
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HB 577
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; allow direct sales and shipments of wine to be made to residents in this state. Dead
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HB 578
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; allow direct sales and shipments of wine to be made to residents in this state. Dead
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HB 585
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for various Alcorn State University projects. Dead
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HB 589
Not Rated
Local Taxation and Tax Extension Authority Act; create. Dead
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HB 590
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise policy of state regarding prohibition of. Dead
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HB 591
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; increase maximum number of package retailer's permits a person may own. Dead
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HB 592
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; authorize the sale of wine at grocery stores. Dead
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HB 601
Not Rated
Civil Legal Assistance Fund; provide for an assessment to be used for. Dead
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HB 619
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with improvements to Eubanks Creek. Dead
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HB 624
Not Rated
Bonds; create pilot program for grants to certain municipalities for security cameras and equipment and authorize bonds to provide funds. Dead
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HB 628
Not Rated
Highway privilege tax; add a gross vehicle weight category for carriers of property with additional tax. Alive
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HB 636
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Horn Lake with purchasing two ambulances. Dead
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HB 638
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverages; revise various provisions relating to distilleries. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases individual liberty to operate in a flawed system. This bill expands the ability of distilleries to sell on-premises; however, it maintains the government monopoly on wholesale alcoholic beverage in the state of Mississippi. This is not the proper role of government. Individuals should be free to participate in the free market to the fullest extent possible, and the only role the government should play in this is to protect and preserve individuals freedom and liberty and, in all other things, get out of the way.
HB 645
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with making repairs and improvements to water and sewer systems. Dead
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HB 646
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist with maintenance of the Mississippi Telecommunication Conference and Training Center. Dead
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HB 664
Not Rated
Mineral interest; revise procedure for payment of taxes. Dead
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HB 667
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverages; delete requirement for immediate permit revocation for certain prohibited sales. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases individual freedom and liberty by removing a government mandate that requires a business owner immediately lose his or her ability to participate in the state’s flawed alcohol regulatory system. Ideally government should eliminate its regulations on the free exchange of goods and services to the fullest extent possible.
HB 668
Not Rated
Solemn covenant of the states to award prizes for Curing Diseases Compact; enact. Dead
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HB 699
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of hotel under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. Dead
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HB 711
Not Rated
Income tax; revise certain provisions to address investment in federally designated qualified opportunity zones. Dead
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HB 722
Not Rated
Income tax and sales tax liability; revise method of collecting from public officers or employees. Dead
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HB 724
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Scenic Rivers Development Alliance with land acquisition and certain projects. Dead
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HB 725
Not Rated
Mississippi Liquor Distribution Corporation Law; create. Dead
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HB 727
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to the Jackson Public School District's Career Development Center. Dead
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HB 729
Not Rated
Income tax; exempt income of certain mental health professionals providing services in critical mental health services shortage areas. Dead
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HB 737
Not Rated
Sales tax; phase out on sales of certain food. Dead
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HB 741
Not Rated
Mobile homes; give owner of one year to redeem the property after sold for taxes. Dead
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HB 742
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with removal and demolition of dilapidated and blighted properties. Dead
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HB 753
Not Rated
Mississippi Horse Racing Act of 2021; create to allow for any location in the state with suitable track. Dead
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HB 762
Not Rated
Bonds; revise purposes for which bonds authorized for Town of Wesson may be used. Dead
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HB 770
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Brandon with improvements to City Hall. Dead
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HB 778
Not Rated
Motor vehicles; revise requirements for scrapping, dismantling or destroying when owner does not have title in his or her name. Dead
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HB 817
Not Rated
State of Mississippi; require to pay fire fee-in-lieu of taxes to City of Jackson for fire protection services provide to state facilities. Dead
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HB 822
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for improvements to Jackson Zoo. Dead
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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
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HB 828
Not Rated
Fuel tax; authorize certain municipalities to impose after an election to be used for road and bridge repair and maintenance. Dead
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HB 832
Not Rated
Nonadmitted policy fee; divert forty percent of for rural fire truck and supplemental fund and extend repealer on section. Dead
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HB 838
Not Rated
Income tax; extend repealer on tax credit for new cut and sew jobs in upholstered furniture manfacturing industry. Dead
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HB 867
Not Rated
Hunting and fishing license; authorize Native Americans to receive free of charge upon providing a tribal identification card at the time of license issuance. Dead
Analysis:
HB 877
Neutral
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. Dead
Analysis: This bill adds an additional category to the definition of ‘qualified resort area,’ which expands regulated access resulting in the appearance of increased individual freedom. However, this bill simply expands the scope of the existing flawed system regulating alcohol in the state of Mississippi. Government should eliminate the regulations currently in place concerning alcohol in our state. The proper role of government is to protect individuals’ ability to participate in the free market.
HB 884
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Lee County with replacement of a bridge. Dead
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HB 886
Good Policy
Law enforcement officers; exempt from concealed firearms permit fees and renewal fees. Alive
Analysis: This bill removes specific fees associated with obtaining a concealed firearms permit for applicants who are law enforcement officers. Ideally, a similar fee reduction would be instituted for all Mississippians.
HB 888
Not Rated
Department of Health; limit any increase in fees by and revise who can be appointed to child care advisory council by State Health Officer. Dead
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HB 903
Not Rated
Tobacco; increase excise tax on all products except cigarettes. Dead
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HB 904
Not Rated
Cigarettes; increase excise tax on. Dead
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HB 919
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for repair and renovation projects at Mississippi Valley State University. Dead
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HB 931
Not Rated
Mississippi Transit Corporation; establish. Dead
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HB 936
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize to assist Marshall County in improving Barringer Road for Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park access. Dead
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HB 937
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize to assist Marshall County with construction of emergency response center to serve the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park. Dead
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HB 938
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Lafayette County with certain road and bridge projects. Dead
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HB 939
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to improve capacity and safety of intersection of MS Highway 7 and University Avenue in Oxford. Dead
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HB 943
Not Rated
Candidate filing fees; authorize state executive committee of each political party to set for certain offices. Dead
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HB 944
Not Rated
Historic property income tax credit; revise certain provisions regarding. Dead
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HB 945
Not Rated
Light wine, beer and light spirit product; revise number of qualified electors required to petition for election to prohibit or authorize. Alive
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HB 947
Not Rated
Marion County; authorize imposition of fuel tax after an election with proceeds used for a road repair. Dead
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HB 955
Good Policy
Abandoned mobile homes; establish a procedure to dispose of. Alive
Analysis: This bill provides individual property owners with a mechanism with which to offset debts owed and/or have abandoned mobile homes legally removed from their property. The bill clarifies existing law and adds language to establish a navigable process for landowners in line with existing procedures for civil action.
HB 963
Not Rated
Economically Distressed Municipalities Development Act; create. Dead
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HB 978
Not Rated
Mississippi Sound Money Tax Removal Act; create. Dead
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HB 997
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverages; remove DOR from being wholesale distributor, authorize issuance of wholesaler's permits. Dead
Analysis: This bill dismantles the state's monopoly on wholesale alcohol distribution within its borders. This action is a positive move toward free market principles. It also converts its “markup” (which is thought of as the “profit”) of 27.5% to a tax of 18% on the gross proceeds of private wholesalers. All other taxes on alcohol will remain.This tax is still too high and is in addition to existing excise taxes already levied on these goods. The fee prescribed by this bill for the new wholesaler’s permit is $5,000. (See line 925)
HB 1021
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Shubuta with improvements to Town Hall building. Dead
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HB 1042
Not Rated
Mobile sports wagering; authorize. Dead
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HB 1043
Not Rated
Public trust tidelands; provide the procedure for removal of submerged logs on. Dead
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HB 1045
Not Rated
Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' and allow package retailer's permits. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1049
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize tax credit for cost of qualified clean-burning motor vehicle fuel property. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1054
Not Rated
Distinctive motor license tag; authorize issuance to veterans of Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield. Dead
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HB 1063
Bad Policy
Transformative renewable energy projects; authorize boards of supervisors to designate as such for certain tax purposes. Dead
Analysis: This bill interferes in the free market and manipulates the energy market to create more favorable conditions for one sector or another. This is not the proper role of government. Reduction in the amount of taxes government collects is positive; however, the negative consequences of market manipulation far outweigh the positives produced by this bill.
HB 1065
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; increase number that may be issued to a person who is a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal. Dead
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HB 1070
Not Rated
Fee-in-lieu of ad valorem taxes; bring forward sections relating to. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1076
Neutral
Retailer Tax Fairness Act; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill attempts to rectify an issue created by government passage of the numerous, improper local sales taxes. Government should tax only for proper, core functions. Many, if not all, of these local sales taxes fund spending on projects, programs, and services that are not within the proper role of government. Businesses located in the many areas in our state with these improper local sales taxes are currently charged increased processing fees on sales because these taxes are incorrectly included in the totals and are not set aside as state taxes are. As such, even though this bill creates new law that intercedes in private business transactions, this bill is not expanding the scope and authority of government in negative way.
HB 1082
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt retail sales of certain electronic devices and educational software during the last weekend in July. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1090
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1091
Neutral
Light wine, light spirit product and beer; authorize microbreweries and revise various sections of law. Alive
Analysis: This bill adds additional categories of businesses to the state’s existing statutes, which expands regulated access resulting in the appearance of increased individual freedom. However, this bill simply expands the scope of the existing flawed system regulating alcohol in the state of Mississippi. Government should eliminate the regulations currently in place concerning alcohol in our state. The proper role of government is to protect individuals’ ability to participate in the free market.
HB 1095
Bad Policy
Department of Revenue; authorize to compromise and settle certain tax liabilities. Alive
Analysis: This bill expands the power of government to collect tax liabilities it otherwise has been unable to collect. This bill also expands individual liberty by specifying that the Department of Revenue is authorized to compromise with individuals regarding their past due tax liabilities. Unfortunately, specific language in this bill severely limits individual liberty by removing statute of limitations protections in cases of misrepresentation, “whether intentionally or not.” (See lines 39-42) This bill currently has an amendment to add a reverse repealer waiting to be passed by the House floor. Therefore, the rating of this bill is subject to change as it moves through the legislative process.
HB 1100
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise provisions regarding notice relating payment or nonpayment of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1104
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize credit for certain child care expenses, child care centers and child care teachers and directors. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1113
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Delta Blues Museum with installation of permanent exhibits. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1114
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Delta Blues Museum's installation of permanent exhibits. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1116
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of career technical buildings at the Greenville Higher Education Center. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1135
Neutral
Alcoholic beverages; create delivery service permit. Alive
Analysis: This bill creates a new permit under the state’s existing statutes, which expands regulated access resulting in the appearance of increased individual freedom. However, this bill simply expands the scope of the existing flawed system regulating alcohol in the state of Mississippi. Government should eliminate the regulations currently in place concerning alcohol in our state. The proper role of government is to protect individuals’ ability to participate in the free market.
HB 1136
Bad Policy
Mississippi Educational Talent Recruitment Act; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill expands the scope of government beyond its proper role and increases wasteful spending of taxpayer money on private business. Specifically, this bill creates a program to subsidize private companies up to $25,000 to hire recruiting services to find potential employees who live in other states. This bill also creates an improper government program to provide a $5,000 grant for college graduates to purchase a home. In addition to several other improper uses of taxpayer money, this bill also creates a $1,200 tax deduction for an out-of-state teleworker to pay for broadband.
HB 1137
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions regarding the determination of true value of land used for agricultural purposes. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1139
Good Policy
Income, sales and use taxes; remove requirement that certain taxpayers pay June tax liability on or before June 25. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases government accountability by removing a statutory pre-payment month instituted by the Legislature several years ago to fill a budget deficit. This bill returns the due date of tax liability in our state for the month of June to its pre-existing, consistent date in line with the due date for each month throughout the year.
HB 1141
Not Rated
Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Program Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1142
Bad Policy
Construction; revise contractor's tax regarding certain, require permits in counties/municipalities with construction codes. Dead
Analysis: This bill expands the scope and authority of government beyond its proper role and places additional regulations, restrictions, and fees on individuals and reduces their ability to freely participate in the marketplace. Government should reduce its interference in the free market.
HB 1144
Not Rated
Income tax; provide a credit for taxpayers who claim a federal earned income tax credit. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1150
Not Rated
Income tax refund; provide check off on individual form to allow contribution to State General Fund. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1173
Not Rated
Retail food establishments; prohibit from imposing cost-plus pricing formulas. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1180
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize rebate for certain residents with employment outside Mississippi. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1197
Not Rated
Dual-phase design-build method of construction contracting; revise certain provisions of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1198
Not Rated
Dual-phase design-build method of construction contracting; revise certain provisions of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1209
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with improvements to Livingston Park. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1210
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with improvements to Sykes Park. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1230
Not Rated
Mississippi Development Authority; allow businesses located on tribal lands to be eligible for certain discretionary programs. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1231
Bad Policy
Mississippi Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill, in its amended form, expands the size of government by creating a special fund for purposes outside the proper role of government and a new government board for the management of money taken from Mississippi taxpayers. In addition, this bill increases government spending by authorizing per diem for board members. Government should reduce its overall spending and not create new ways to funnel taxpayer money from the state’s general fund to earmarked programs. This bill is a clear example of putting lipstick on pork projects and calling them conservation projects.
HB 1233
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Fayette with improvements to Main Street. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1234
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Fayette with improvements to Spring Street. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1235
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Claiborne, Franklin, Jefferson and Warren Counties with infrastructure improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1236
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Port Gibson with road improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1238
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of feminine hygiene products, contraceptive products, baby formula and diapers. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1248
Not Rated
Casinos; revise locations in Tunica County where may locate. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1288
Not Rated
Charter vessel operator's permit; create to authorize the sale of alcoholic beverages by the holder of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1296
Not Rated
Historic property income tax credit; revise certain provisions regarding. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1297
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for the Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases state government debt. This bill states the “necessity for the issuance of bonds only in the amount necessary to match projected federal funds available through the following federal fiscal year.” Government should not increase the state's debt based on projected federal funds. All government funds are taxpayers’ money. Policies such as this place debts not only on current taxpayers but also on future generations.
HB 1316
Not Rated
Income tax; eliminate. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1322
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize credit for certain railroad reconstruction/replacement expenditures. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1325
Not Rated
Sales tax; revise counties eligible for diversion of revenue from certain tax increment financing projects. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1329
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt sales of groceries. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1330
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Woodland with expansion of Woodland Clinic. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1331
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Houston with repair and renovation of the Bijou-Dream Theater. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1332
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Woodland with construction of a park. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1336
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Starkville with certain drainage projects. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1337
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Artesia with drainage improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1342
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with renovating the Russell C. Davis Planetarium. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1343
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Meadville with certain projects. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1344
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Rankin County with improvements to Andrew Chapel Road. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1345
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to the Jackson Public Schools District's Career Development Center. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1347
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist enterprises operating certain hydroponic facilities. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1348
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Philadelphia with levee system improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1351
Bad Policy
Bonds; increase amount that may be issued for the Local Governments and Rural Water Systems Improvements Revolving Loan Fund. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases state government debt and reduces government accountability by authorizing an increase in the amount of state obligation bonds for projects within local governments and rural water systems. State government should not spend taxpayer money, especially taxpayer money it does not currently possess, on projects that it has no authority to audit. Neither local governments nor rural water systems fall under the authority of Mississippi’s State Auditor. This bill is irresponsible fiscal policy and will inevitably lead to additional burdens on future generations of Mississippians.
HB 1352
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize for West Jackson County Utility District construction of new water and sewer infrastructure at I-10 corridor. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1353
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist West Jackson County Utility District in paying costs of constructing a water tank. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1354
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to Port of Vicksburg. Dead
Analysis: The city of Vicksburg has 5 local and private bills seeking to give over $300,000 of taxpayer dollars to charities and nonprofits and yet they are asking the state to bond 3 million dollars in this bill for port improvements. This is a gross abuse of power by the city of Vicksburg which seems to have money to give away yet it seeks to burden all the taxpayers of Mississippi by borrowing money that they could simply appropriate from existing funds.
HB 1355
Bad Policy
Bonds; authorize issuance for acquiring and renovating property to house Hinds CC Maritime Training Center in Vicksburg. Dead
Analysis: The city of Vicksburg has 5 local and private bills seeking to give over $300,000 of taxpayer dollars to charities and nonprofits and yet they are asking the state to bond 1 million dollars in this bill for a maritime training center. This is a gross abuse of power by the city of Vicksburg which seems to have money to give away yet it seeks to burden all the taxpayers of Mississippi by borrowing money that they could simply appropriate from existing funds.
HB 1356
Not Rated
Income tax and sales tax; revise deduction for depreciation, exempt sales of certain aircraft. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1357
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for the Mississippi Community Heritage Preservation Grant Fund. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1361
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Byhalia with infrastructure improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1362
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Adams County with completion of the Belwood Levee. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1363
Not Rated
Income tax; exempt all compensation of persons retired from military. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1364
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance of revenue bonds for various transportation projects and temporarily increase gasoline and diesel fuel excise taxes. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1415
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for IHL and community colleges capital improvements. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1416
Bad Policy
Mississippi Flexible Tax Incentive Act: create. Dead
Analysis: This bill creates a new tax incentive program for businesses to offset their state tax liabilities. In general, government should reduce its overall tax burden on businesses operating in our state. However, this bill outlines very specific criteria for program eligibility. In addition, this bill reduces government transparency and accountability by explicitly stating that subcategories and breakouts are not subject to Mississippi's Public Records Act regarding their participation in this incentive program. Agreements in this incentive program made by the Research Center division of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning and the University Research Center division of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning are also exempted from disclosure. (See lines 1597 – 1618) Understandably public disclosure of research materials could, in some instances, be of concern; however, this bill removes public disclosure requirements regarding certain financial aspects. Government should reduce complexity in navigating records and increase transparency to ensure citizens have full confidence in government programs that cherry-picking businesses to be afforded special tax incentive while excluding the fast majority of businesses in our state.
HB 1417
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Perry County with improvements at county industrial park. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1420
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt property of certain not-for-profit corporations used to provide swimming lessons and training. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1423
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Forrest County with repair/replacement of bridges. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1430
Not Rated
Income tax; revise definition of gross income to exclude income of certain small businesses. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1431
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at Alcorn State University, Jackson State University and Mississippi Valley State University. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1439
Good Policy
Mississippi Tax Freedom Act of 2021; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill reduces tax liabilities on hard-working Mississippians by adopting a fair and equitable, forward-thinking tax policy that will improve the lives of all our citizens and our posterity. Combining a tremendous reduction in the sales tax percentage on groceries and the complete elimination of our state's income tax over a set period of time with a modest increase in our state’s overall sales tax and increases to sales taxes on specific items, this bill truly sets into motion like no other bill in recent memory our state’s trajectory towards the high road to freedom. Mississippians know best how to spend their hard-earned money. This bill takes the state government‘s hand off our paychecks.
HB 1440
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for fee imposed on gaming licensee revenue derived from mobile wagering. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1441
Not Rated
Income tax and insurance premium tax; authorize credit for costs of qualified alternative-fuel fueling stations. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1442
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; authorize counties to exempt certain new structures and new renovations from. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1443
Not Rated
Sales tax; levy on transmitting of money from MS to location outside of U.S. by licensed money transmitters. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1444
Not Rated
Income tax; authorize a credit for investments in certain small business, authorize bonds for certain technology business assistance. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1445
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for Mississippi Ports Improvements Fund and to assist Rankin County with improvements to Andrew Chapel Road. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1446
Good Policy
Income tax; allow deduction for Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program eligible expenses. Alive
Analysis: This bill provides a one-time reduction in the state's tax burden on businesses in our state that received Back to Business grant funds.
HB 1447
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for Mississippi Ports Improvements Fund. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1449
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1450
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1452
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1454
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1455
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1458
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1459
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1460
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1461
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1462
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
HB 1463
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 2293
Not Rated
Claims by veterans under consumer protection law; Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board offers service free of charge. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2435
Neutral
Alcoholic beverages; revise various provisions relating to distilleries. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases individual liberty within a flawed system.
SB 2437
Neutral
Distinctive motor vehicle license tags; authorize for Wildlife Mississippi. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows for voluntary financial support of government initiatives. Government should eliminate its mandatory spending on ancillary, non-essential government programs and seek alternative funding mechanisms that promote voluntary support by engaged citizens . The distinctive motor vehicle license tag program provides an excellent framework for voluntary citizen support of non-essential government programs.
SB 2477
Neutral
Mississippi Home Corporation; remove reverter on statute granting authority to issue negotiable bonds and notes. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2507
Bad Policy
Mississippi Development Authority; allow businesses located on tribal lands to be eligible for certain discretionary programs. Dead
Analysis: This bill authorizes additional government spending of taxpayers’ money on programs that are outside of the proper role of government.
SB 2653
Not Rated
Public Trust Tidelands; provide a procedure for the removal of submerged logs. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2728
Neutral
Department of Revenue; allow retiring law enforcement officers to keep one issued sidearm each. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2765
Bad Policy
Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2804
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverage; create delivery service permit. Dead
Analysis: This bill continues Mississippi's flawed monopoly on the alcohol market in our state. However, the addition of a delivery service permit will expand access in the poorly run existing system.
SB 2805
Good Policy
Alcoholic beverages; remove provision requiring DOR to immediately revoke permit for certain unlawful sales. Dead
Analysis: This bill reduces government overreach by limiting actions by DOR that place burdens on individuals and businesses operating in our state. The government should repeal unnecessary regulations and restrictions on individuals and businesses and promote the free market to the fullest extent possible.
SB 2806
Neutral
Department of Revenue; bring forward code sections relating to ABC Division and authority to contract for services. Dead
Analysis: This bill, in its current form, makes no changes to existing statutes. *The rating of this bill is subject to change as it moves through the legislative process.
SB 2807
Bad Policy
Alcoholic beverages; restore provision restricting areas in which manufacture, sale and distribution are authorized. Alive
Analysis: This bill restricts individual liberty by authorizing unnecessary regulations on the free market. Government should not interfere in individuals’ ability to participate, either as producers or consumers, in the marketplace.
SB 2811
Good Policy
Abandoned manufactured or mobile homes; establish procedure for disposition. Dead
Analysis: This bill provides individual property owners with a mechanism with which to offset debts owed and/or have abandoned mobile homes legally removed from their property. The bill clarifies existing law and adds language to establish a navigable process for landowners in line with existing procedures for civil action.
SB 2812
Not Rated
Motor vehicles; limit period for DOR's retention of certificates of title to 15 years. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2813
Neutral
Amusement rides; change period for operating permit decals from 12 months to calendar year. Dead
Analysis: This bill amends all necessary code section to change the manner in which amusement rides are permitted under an existing regulation. Ideally, the government should reduce its reach into the free market and the regulations and restrictions placed on businesses operating in our state.
SB 2814
Neutral
Unemployment benefits; allow withholding for state income taxes, corresponding to withholding for federal income taxes. Dead
Analysis: This bill conforms state income tax withholding procedures with existing federal income tax withholding procedures. Ideally, government should eliminate state income tax as many other surrounding states have done. Eliminating the state income tax would dramatically change the economic landscape of Mississippi and cast a new, more attractive light on our state for young professionals and entrepreneurs looking to put down roots.
SB 2815
Good Policy
Motor vehicles; remove requirement for apportioned vehicles to have decal with expiration month and year on license tag. Dead
Analysis: This bill removes unnecessary regulations. Government should reduce its interference in the everyday lives of individuals to the fullest extent possible. Reduction of unnecessary regulations also often results in increased effectiveness and efficiency of existing regulations and government utilization of taxpayer money.
SB 2822
Not Rated
Mississippi Flexible Tax Incentive Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2828
Bad Policy
Alcoholic Beverage Control Division; remove provision that agents and inspectors do not have general police powers. Dead
Analysis: This bill expands government authority in a program that is not a core function of government. Government should not interfere in the free market and certainly should not hold a monopoly on the sale of alcoholic beverages in our state.
SB 2830
Neutral
New Markets Tax Credit; extend MDA's ability to allocate by one year. Dead
Analysis: This bill extends existing tax credits. Ideally government should provide a similar relief to all taxpayers and reduce its overall spending.
SB 2831
Neutral
Historic structure income tax credit; cap per taxpayer and authorize sale or transfer. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2832
Good Policy
Upholstered household furniture manufacturing job tax credit; extend repealer from 2022 to 2026. Alive
Analysis: This bill gives a tax credit to employers in the upholstered furniture manufacturing industry. Ideally, all Mississippi citizens would be given similar tax reductions, but this bill represents a good policy move in that it reduces, albeit marginally, the tax authority of the state.
SB 2839
Neutral
SMART Business Act; create SMART Business Accelerate Initiative and distinguish from SMART Business Rebate. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases government spending on programs that support the core functions of government.
SB 2843
Good Policy
Tax; phase out June 25 deadline for taxpayers with average liability of at least $50,000 to remit 75% of June liability. Dead
Analysis: This bill conforms tax policy and reduces unnecessary burdens on taxpayers in our state.
SB 2850
Good Policy
Certificate of title; allow application without usual documents for vehicles at least 30 years old on oath of ownership. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency and removes unnecessary, burdensome restrictions on the activities of individuals. The government should continue to find common sense ways such as this to reduce the overwhelming number of unnecessary restrictions on the everyday lives of individuals.
SB 2868
Neutral
Qualified resort areas; include certain municipalities. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases individual liberty in a flawed system.
SB 2872
Neutral
Alcoholic beverages; remove election requirement for designation of area in Rankin County as a qualified resort area. Alive
Analysis: This bill reduces government accountability and transparency and establishes inconsistent policies. Government should eliminate its overreach in our state’s alcohol market. Preferential policies in a piecemeal approach is irresponsible governance.
SB 2874
Bad Policy
Residential and commercial contractors; require sales tax permit from Department of Revenue for pulling building permit. Alive
Analysis: This bill establishes additional unnecessary burdens on individuals, specifically on responsible individuals working to provide for themselves and their families and contribute to our state’s economy.
SB 2895
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; provide assessment rate for transformative renewable energy project property designated by the county board. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2967
Not Rated
Taxation; amend or repeal certain tax credits, exemptions and incentives. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2971
Neutral
Bonds; authorize issuance for state institutions of higher learning. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases government debt. Ideally, government should not burden our citizens with added debt. The specific spending in this bill however is for capital improvements to buildings and infrastructure at our state's public universities. Such indebtedness is akin to loans for home improvements such as a new roof or other structural improvements as necessary. Government should work to find innovative ways to reduce overall costs of improvements projects.
SB 2972
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for various Mississippi Development Authority programs. Dead
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed