Workforce Development

2021 Regular Session

Workforce Development

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 48
Not Rated
Military education credits and certifications; require IHL, MCCB and SWIB to develop policy for acceptance of toward academic credit. Dead
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HB 56
Not Rated
Unemployment compensation; revise weekly benefit amount for. Dead
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HB 153
Not Rated
E-verify program; transfer responsibility of administering to the Commission of Agriculture and Commerce. Dead
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HB 216
Not Rated
Families First Unpaid Leave Time Act; enact to require employers to provide unpaid leave to employees for certain situations. Dead
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HB 222
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish at $8.25 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime. Dead
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HB 253
Not Rated
Mississippi Skill Standards Board; create as an advisory board on industry standards. Dead
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HB 343
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish and provide for increases in. Dead
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HB 366
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish at $10.00 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime. Dead
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HB 470
Not Rated
MDA Job Training Grant Fund; repeal and transfer monies into North Mississippi Workforce Development and Training Fund. Dead
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HB 517
Not Rated
Mississippi Remote Worker Grant Program; create to recruit certain workers to Mississippi. Dead
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HB 531
Not Rated
Mississippi Workforce Development Study Committee; create. Dead
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HB 536
Bad Policy
Mississippi Department of Employment Security; revise various provisions regarding authority of. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases government spending and encourages government dependence in a program that functions outside the proper role of government. This bill changes the definition of unemployment to provide payments to individuals who are receiving reduced voluntary payments in lieu of their standard weekly wage, as well individuals who do not work a specified number of hours each week resulting in inconsistent weekly wages. The latter could include nearly any individual working part-time in the food service sector. This bill has the serious potential to result in an insurmountable surge of unemployment benefit applications.
HB 539
Bad Policy
Career and technical education; revise curriculum, instructor license requirements and certain assessments. Dead
Analysis: This bill expands existing government-run education beyond its already improper role. This bill creates new broad and extremely vague topics as requirements for schools to incorporate into the curriculum of their career track programs, including but not limited to “social graces" and “cognitive and emotional empathy.” (See lines 298-302) Not only does this bill place additional burdens on schools to meet these requirements which will inevitably lead to increased spending, but this bill also adds specific course requirements to career track programs which decreases students’ ability to tailor their course work to the career areas they are pursuing. This bill, whether intentional or not, will do more harm than good. **This bill also brings code section relating to dual enrollment.
HB 654
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish and provide for annual cost-of-living increases. Dead
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HB 686
Not Rated
Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc.; establish funding for. Dead
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HB 698
Not Rated
Day and Temporary Labor Services Act; create. Dead
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HB 705
Not Rated
Mississippi Department of Labor; create. Dead
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HB 719
Not Rated
Vaccinations; prohibit employers from requiring COVID-19 vaccination as condition of employment. Dead
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HB 738
Not Rated
Minimum wage; establish at $9.00 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime. Dead
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HB 748
Not Rated
Department of Labor; create. Dead
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HB 752
Not Rated
Mississippi Employment Protection Act; authorize additional penalties for an employer in violation of. Dead
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HB 809
Not Rated
Mississippi Pregnant Workers Fairness Act; create. Dead
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HB 810
Not Rated
Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act; create. Dead
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HB 849
Not Rated
State Workforce Investment Board; revise membership of. Dead
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HB 850
Not Rated
Career and technical education; establish accountability system and evaluate performance of State Superintendent of Education. Dead
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HB 861
Not Rated
Youth Employment Grant Program; create. Dead
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HB 907
Not Rated
Employment-at-will doctrine; abolish and create 'Good Faith in Employment Act.' Dead
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HB 965
Not Rated
Socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns; establish program to encourage participation in state contracts. Dead
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HB 1051
Not Rated
Mississippi Prison Education Reform Act of 2021; create. Dead
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HB 1109
Not Rated
Minimum Wage; establish at $10.00 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime. Dead
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HB 1121
Not Rated
Career pathways initiative; provide for development of to increase access to educational credentials for higher-paying jobs. Dead
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HB 1184
Not Rated
Community and junior colleges; expand workforce development partnerships. Dead
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HB 1189
Not Rated
The Crown Act; create to prohibit discrimination based on hairstyles in workplace and schools. Dead
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HB 1253
Bad Policy
Construction management at risk method of project delivery; revise certain provisions related to. Dead
Analysis: This bill combines two bills. The first deals with construction management at risk. This portion of the bill adds a new category to the list of the types of projects for which the Department of Transportation can seek bids for contracted work. The second part of the bill is copied verbatim from HB 539, which is a Career and Technical Education bill. This portion of the bill expands existing government-run education beyond its already improper role. This bill creates new broad and extremely vague topics as requirements for schools to incorporate into the curriculum of their career track programs, including but not limited to “social graces" and “cognitive and emotional empathy.” (See lines 298-302) Not only does this bill place additional burdens on schools to meet these requirements which will inevitably lead to increased spending, but this bill also adds specific course requirements to career track programs which decreases students’ ability to tailor their course work to the career areas they are pursuing. This bill, whether intentional or not, will do more harm than good.
HB 1260
Not Rated
2021 Women's Economic Security Act; create. Dead
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HB 1261
Not Rated
Women's Economic Security Act of 2021; create. Dead
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HB 1262
Not Rated
Occupational licensing; provide for recognition of out-of-state license if applicants satisfy certain conditions. Dead
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HB 1263
Good Policy
Occupational licensing; provide for recognition of out-of-state licenses if applicants satisfy certain conditions. Alive
Analysis: This bill reduces obstacles to work and encourages talented individuals to move to Mississippi, growing our population and our economy.
HB 1264
Not Rated
Occupational licensing; provide for recognition of out-of-state licenses if applicants satisfy certain conditions. Dead
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HB 1269
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require for employees of the opposite sex in the same work establishment. Dead
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HB 1270
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require for employees of opposite sex in the same work establishment. Dead
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HB 1271
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require for women in the same work establishment. Dead
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HB 1272
Not Rated
Employee wages; require to be paid equally for women and men. Dead
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HB 1277
Not Rated
Evelyn Gandy Fair Pay Act; create to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex. Dead
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HB 1278
Not Rated
Equal pay for equal work; require employees of opposite sex in the same work establishment. Dead
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HB 1279
Not Rated
Cosmetology licensure laws; increase education requirement for nail technicians and require CE in sanitation. Dead
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HB 1283
Not Rated
Unemployment Insurance Integrity Act of 2021; create. Dead
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HB 1298
Not Rated
Career and technical education; revise curriculum, instructor license requirements and certain assessments. Dead
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HB 1301
Good Policy
Career and technical education; revise curriculum, instructor license requirements and certain assessments. Dead
Analysis: This bill returns career and technical education to our state’s public schools in a meaningful way. This bill promotes individual liberty for our public school students by giving public school students viable options to pursue instead of the one-size-fits-all approach. This bill also decreases inefficiency in education bureaucracy by creating a statutory procedure to bring individuals who are skilled in trades and experienced in various professions into our public school classroom as licensed educators. Ideally parents should be in charge of their children’s education, but one cannot deny that public schools serve an integral role in the potential prosperity of our posterity. This bill provides much needed improvements in our state’s public education system to expand our state’s skilled labor force and provide students with skills for life. **This bill also brings forward code section relating to dual enrollment, which requires greater scrutiny of this bill as it moves through the legislative process. The rating of this bill is subject to change.
SB 2124
Not Rated
Mississippi Department of Employment Security; revise various provisions regarding authority of. Alive
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SB 2296
Not Rated
Office of Workforce Development; exempt executive director from certain salary and compensation requirements. Dead
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SB 2521
Not Rated
Mississippi Advantage Jobs Act; revise definition of 'new direct job' for incentive applicants from and after July 1, 2010. Alive
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SB 2827
Not Rated
Public purchases; specify prequalification process for construction manager at risk soliciting bids for projects. Alive
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KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed