Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

2021 Regular Session

Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 152
Not Rated
State Parks; provide funding from net proceeds of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation. Dead
Analysis:
HB 264
Not Rated
Holmes County State Park; Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks may lease land in and contract for services to operate. Dead
Analysis:
HB 382
Bad Policy
Chronic wasting disease; revise requirements for testing of white-tailed deer harvested within enclosures. Alive
Analysis: This bill restricts individual liberty and adds additional burdens on property owners that are not necessary to preserve public safety. Existing statute provides wildlife personnel access to areas of suspected incidents of Chronic Wasting Disease. This bill expands government access to private property and institutes an initial $500 penalty and $1,000 subsequent penalties for violating the new reporting requirements.
HB 423
Not Rated
Harvest reporting program; require the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to create for white-tailed deer and wild turkey. Dead
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HB 431
Not Rated
Hunting regulation changes; require Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to provide notice. Dead
Analysis:
HB 758
Not Rated
State park fee; authorized MDWFP to provide discount to senior citizens age 65 and older. Dead
Analysis:
HB 783
Not Rated
Mississippi Development Authority Tourism Advertising Fund; use portion of monies in to advertise state parks. Dead
Analysis:
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 973
Not Rated
Deer hunting; prohibit using dogs for. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1192
Not Rated
Air rifle; authorize use during open season with guns for individuals exempt from hunting license requirement by reason of disablility. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1229
Not Rated
Wildlife management areas; authorize use of mobility-related devices on trails for certain individuals. Dead
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.
SB 2035
Bad Policy
Hunting; allow air guns, air bows and pre-charged pneumatic weapons, and authorize special seasons for CWD sample collection. Dead
Analysis: This bill expands the scope of government and authorizes additional restrictions on individual liberty. This bill limits the use of certain weapons when hunting deer to private lands only. (See lines 43 – 46) In addition, this bill redefines the state government’s definition of “primitive weapons" to add additional types of weapons over which government claims authority to regulate the use of when hunting. *This bill contains a reverse repealer. Therefore, the rating of this bill is subject to change as it moves through the legislative process.
SB 2486
Not Rated
State parks; create study committee on restructuring ownership and management arrangements. Dead
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SB 2787
Not Rated
Water skiing; revise safety requirements. Dead
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed