Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency

2021 Regular Session

Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 91
Neutral
Public Service Commission; remove from the provisions of the Mississippi Budget Transparency and Simplification Act. Dead
Analysis: Although this bill returns public utilities funds to special funds, this bill maintains the limitation on the collection of taxes that requires collections not exceed the amount appropriated by the Legislature for the regulation of utilities. This bill ensures money collected from taxpayers is spent on government functions for which it was collected. This bill maintains accountability and transparency.
HB 100
Neutral
MS Telephone Solicitation Act; extend repealer on requirement that fees be deposited into State General Fund. Alive
Analysis:
HB 296
Bad Policy
Hospice licensure; extend moratorium on and authorize issuance of 2 pediatric palliative care licenses. Dead
Analysis:
HB 302
Good Policy
Community schools; authorize implementation under the administration of a District Innovation. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases community engagement in education.
HB 312
Good Policy
Central Market Board; abolish and transfer functions of to the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency and accountability by abolishing the Central Market Board and moving its functions to the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce. The government should abolish all unnecessary boards, streamline only necessary services, eliminate functions that are not part of the core functions of government, and reduce overall spending.
HB 330
Neutral
Uninsured motorist coverage law; revise to prohibit insurance policy from paying certain losses if another insurance policy must pay for such. Dead
Analysis: This policy neither expands nor contracts the size and scope of government. This policy change eliminates the paying of duplicate claims to joined parties for the same incident.
HB 331
Not Rated
Professional employer organizations; provide for registration and regulation by the Insurance Department. Dead
Analysis:
HB 359
Bad Policy
Municipalities with a certain population; allow to establish overdue water/sewer programs. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes the transfer of money from taxpayers to fund a new government program to pay for assistance to low-income individuals. This is not the proper role of government.
HB 370
Bad Policy
Public purchasing laws; exempt purchase of nonadopted and adopted textbooks by MDE for nonpubilc schools. Dead
Analysis: This bill reduces government accountability and transparency by adding an additional category of expenditures to the existing list of expenditures exempted from public purchasing laws.
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 586
Good Policy
Statewide Elections Management System; compare to certain identification databases to ensure non-U.S. citizens are not registered to vote. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency in its performance of one of its proper functions.
HB 609
Not Rated
Public purchasing law; exempt procurement of certain aircraft by state institutions of higher learning from. Dead
Analysis:
HB 718
Good Policy
Campaign finance reports; require those filed by all candidates to be available online. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases government accountability and transparency. This bill prescribes specific timeframes for transfer of information from one level of government to another as it pertains to campaign finance reports. This bill also extends the amount of time campaign finance reports must be kept on file and requires a full online database be maintained by the Secretary of State.
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 750
Neutral
Deputy Secretaries of State; authorize creation of. Dead
Analysis: This bill expands the size of government. The creation of new positions in government increases spending, which inevitably results in more money taken from taxpayers. The Secretary of State’s Office should implement measures to streamline its functions utilizing its existing staff.
HB 814
Neutral
Public Procurement Review Board; exempt certain contracts entered into by Attorney General's office from oversight of. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency in regards to the specific work of the Attorney General's office in which expert input and/or testimony is necessary. While the work of the Public Procurement Review Board helps to ensure transparency and attempts to decrease spending to the extent it is able, public requisitioning of expertise in a particular field in cases of litigation is not proper.
HB 842
Neutral
Reverse auction; revise method of receiving bids through for agencies and governing authorities. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases government accountability by clarifying existing language. This bill also increases government transparency by requiring certain information be officially recorded in agency meeting minutes.
HB 925
Not Rated
School buildings; require new construction and certain renovations to include refillable water bottle stations. Dead
Analysis:
HB 928
Neutral
Commissioner of Corrections and community corrections; bring forward various sections relating to. Alive
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. This action requires greater scrutiny of this bill and may result in its policy rating being changed as this bill moves through the legislative process.
HB 951
Not Rated
Department of Human Services; authorize to use additional methods of communication to send notices relating to child support to financial institutions. Dead
Analysis:
HB 974
Good Policy
DPS; revise law regarding. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1013
Bad Policy
Medicaid; create Medicaid Commission to administer program and abolish Division of Medicaid. Dead
Analysis: This bill removes checks and balances currently in place to review all actions in one of the largest budget categories in state government. The Constitution does not obligate the states or the federal government to pay for medical expenses, even for the health care needs of poor persons. *Maher v. Roe, 432 U.S. 464, 469 (1977). See also Youngberg v. Romeo, 457 U.S. 307, 317 (1982). In light of the fact that our state voluntarily chooses to use taxpayer money to pay for health care services of others outside of the proper role of government, it is imperative that every effort is made to eliminate unnecessary spending, increase accountability, and promote individuals’ access to the free market. This bill expands the size of government by re- creating an old commission and granting it sole authority over the multi-billion dollar Medicaid budget similar in nature and function as the existing Board of Education. We all know how well that works. . .
HB 1019
Good Policy
Gubernatorial inaugurations funds; require contributions and expenditures to be reported to Secretary of State. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases government transparency and accountability.
HB 1029
Neutral
Income share agreements; authorize IHLs to enter into with eligible students. Dead
Analysis:
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 1156
Not Rated
Public property; authorize certain state property conveyed to Jackson to be used for park and recreational purposes. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1177
Neutral
General laws and journals of legislative sessions; copies of not provided to certain recipients of unless specifically requested. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1197
Not Rated
Dual-phase design-build method of construction contracting; revise certain provisions of. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1213
Good Policy
State Personnel Board; require exempted agencies' reports to include quantifiable data and to be sent to SPB, PEER and LBO. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases government accountability and transparency and could potentially reduce government spending. This bill adds the requirement of quantifiable data to the contents of reports produced by exempted agencies and adds the Joint Legislative Budget Office and PEER to the list of required recipients of such reports.
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 1237
Not Rated
PEER committee; require to review the operations of Child Protection Services. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1246
Not Rated
Capitol Complex Improvement District; authorize demolition of slum and blighted properties located within. Dead
Analysis:
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 1256
Neutral
State Auditor; increase fee to be charged by for performing audits and other services. Dead
Analysis:
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 1313
Neutral
State Board of Funeral Service; extend repealer on. Dead
Analysis: This bill maintains an existing board of which its function, if preserved at all, should be drastically reduced to only necessary services within the proper role of government. Such services should be provided by an applicable existing government agency or department, such as the Department of Health.
HB 1315
Good Policy
Occupational licenses; repeal those for art therapists, auctioneers, interior designers, wigologists and massage therapists. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2005
Not Rated
State Board of Examiners for Audiology and Speech Language Pathology; create. Dead
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SB 2010
Not Rated
Interception of wire or oral communications; authorize sheriff departments to possess, operate or monitor such devices. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2015
Not Rated
Online voter registration; revise to allow for first-time voters to register through. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2021
Good Policy
Coordinator of Mental Health Accessibility; house position under DFA, exempt contracts from rules of contract review board. Alive
Analysis: This bill provides an avenue for increased accountability. The government stewards of our money should be in positions that allow for maximum transparency and accountability. By moving the position of Coordinator of Mental Health Accessibility to the Department of Finance and Administration, this bill provides the potential for reduced government spending and increased government efficiency. The government should eliminate services that fall outside of the core functions of government and streamline necessary services where possible.
SB 2025
Not Rated
Travel Insurance Act of 2021; create. Dead
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SB 2043
Not Rated
State agencies; require all chief financial officers and accountants to be employed by DFA. Dead
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SB 2047
Not Rated
Appointed state officers; provide for the removal of for certain forms of willful neglect. Dead
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SB 2048
Not Rated
Regulatory Reduction Program; require certain pilot agencies to implement. Dead
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SB 2061
Not Rated
State Superintendent of Education; provide limitation on salary. Dead
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SB 2077
Good Policy
Central Market Board; abolish and transfer functions to the Department of Agriculture and Commerce. Dead
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SB 2079
Not Rated
Mississippi Minimum Wage Act; establish. Dead
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SB 2080
Not Rated
Temporary day workers; protect labor and employment rights of. Dead
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SB 2094
Not Rated
Municipalities; authorize discretionary control within corporate limits. Dead
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SB 2097
Not Rated
Criminal procedure; allow interlocutory appeal by prosecution of certain adverse rulings. Dead
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SB 2098
Bad Policy
State Board of Funeral Service; extend repealer on. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2102
Not Rated
Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote; create. Dead
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SB 2103
Not Rated
Correctional system cost-per-day reviews; transfer responsibility from PEER to MDOC. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2104
Not Rated
Parole Board; bring forward sections relating to powers and duties of. Dead
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SB 2114
Not Rated
Mississippi Companion Animal Abuser Registry Act; enact. Dead
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SB 2133
Not Rated
Restitution centers; transition to post-release reentry centers. Dead
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SB 2134
Not Rated
Restitution centers; transition to pre-release centers. Dead
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SB 2138
Not Rated
Office of Department of Corrections Ombudsman; establish. Dead
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SB 2139
Not Rated
Corrections; create a Corrections Inspection Council to serve in advisory capacity to state officials. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2140
Not Rated
Absentee voting; establish electronic application procedure for college students. Dead
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SB 2148
Not Rated
School buildings; require new construction and certain renovations to include water bottle filling stations. Dead
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SB 2151
Not Rated
Education Continuum for Mississippi's Future Task Force; create. Dead
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SB 2152
Not Rated
High-performing education systems design; establish task force. Dead
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SB 2165
Good Policy
Veterans Service Officers; revise certain qualifications and requirements. Alive
Analysis: This bill amends existing code to incorporate the applicable federal statute.
SB 2167
Not Rated
Capitol Complex Improvement District; increase DFA's borrowing authority and divert use tax revenue for. Dead
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SB 2171
Not Rated
Transgender 21 Act; enact. Dead
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SB 2174
Not Rated
County prosecuting attorney; revise annual salary of for Jackson County. Dead
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SB 2175
Not Rated
District attorney criminal investigators; revise salary of. Dead
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SB 2184
Not Rated
Occupational Licensing Review Commission; require supervision of civil actions brought by occupational licensing boards. Dead
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SB 2186
Not Rated
Sales tax; create diversion to counties. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2187
Good Policy
Universal Recognition of Occupational Licenses Act; enact. Dead
Analysis: This bill removes unnecessary barriers and restrictions on individuals attempting to participate in the free market as productive, contributing members. This bill is good for all Mississippians as its effects will positively impact the state as a whole.
SB 2188
Neutral
State agencies; revise reporting requirements when personnel actions are exempted from State Personnel Board procedures. Dead
Analysis: This bill actually does nothing. While it purports to add the requirement of quantifiable data to reports from state agencies, it adds this requirement to an outdated section of code wherein all exemption dates have passed. Given the fact that all of the exemption dates for state agencies have actually expired, this bill in its current form more than likely serves as a placeholder bill in order to update the previous exemptions. As a result, this bill will require further scrutiny as it goes through the legislative process, and the rating of this bill is subject to change if in fact it is amended to exempt specific state agencies from standard reporting requirements.
SB 2189
Bad Policy
Counties and municipalities; authorize to offer Medicare-eligible employees supplemental compensation if employees secure Medicare. Alive
Analysis: This bill expands the size of Medicare dependent people and passes off gainfully employed individuals working in local government from the local government insurance policy to the federal government insurance policy while simultaneously offering those employees supplemental compensation. Government funding no matter at what level all comes from the same pocket, the taxpayer’s pocket. This bill serves to assist local governments while maintaining the burden on the taxpayers as the money to fund government insurance still comes from their pockets regardless.
SB 2190
Not Rated
Emergency Management Law; revise definition to include a public health emergency and revise emergency powers of the Governor. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2192
Not Rated
Sheriffs; revise annual salary for counties with population of more than 100,000. Dead
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SB 2193
Not Rated
DA criminal investigators; revise salary of. Dead
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SB 2195
Not Rated
Motor vehicle tags; allow legislators to have both legislator and regular/personalized tags and display them alternately. Dead
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SB 2196
Not Rated
Appointment of officers; require Governor and Lt. Governor to make appointments to fill vacant offices within a certain period of time. Dead
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SB 2197
Not Rated
Secretary of State; create no more than two deputy secretary of state positions. Dead
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SB 2200
Not Rated
West Central Mississippi Incubator Grant Program; establish with county governments, DFA and local development districts. Dead
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SB 2202
Not Rated
Sales tax; divert certain sales tax revenue to special fund for state parks improvement. Dead
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SB 2214
Not Rated
Individual bond; require for public officers and employees handling public funds. Dead
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SB 2215
Not Rated
Capitol Complex Improvement District; revise boundaries to include Battlefield Park. Dead
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SB 2222
Not Rated
Board of Nursing; revise penalties for prohibited conduct and authorize the recovery of reasonable costs. Dead
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SB 2232
Not Rated
Intervention court; amend criteria for participation in. Dead
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SB 2233
Not Rated
Violent habitual offender; require both previous crimes to have been crimes of violence. Dead
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SB 2234
Not Rated
County jail census data; facilitate availability of. Dead
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SB 2242
Not Rated
Landlord-tenant law; revise. Dead
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SB 2247
Not Rated
Concealed weapon permit; authorize Secretary of State to designate certain employees for. Dead
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SB 2257
Not Rated
Elections; public official's qualification as candidate deemed resignation of current office. Dead
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SB 2271
Not Rated
Arrest warrants; require probable cause hearing for legislators before issuance. Dead
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SB 2280
Not Rated
Mississippi correctional system; establish Department of Reentry and Supervision and Office of Corrections Ombudsman. Dead
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SB 2281
Not Rated
The Mississippi First Responder Protection Act; enact. Dead
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SB 2289
Not Rated
Solemn Covenant of the States to Award Prizes for Curing Diseases Compact; enact and prescribe provisions. Dead
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SB 2291
Not Rated
Public Service Commission; require to study the funding and expenditures of emergency communications districts. Dead
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SB 2300
Not Rated
Schools; require carbon monoxide detectors in all. Dead
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SB 2303
Not Rated
Women's Economic Security Act of 2021; enact. Dead
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SB 2325
Not Rated
Mississippi Pregnant Workers Fairness Act; create. Dead
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SB 2339
Not Rated
Local governmental entities; may publish public notices online. Dead
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SB 2340
Not Rated
Minority subgrantees contracted by Department of Human Services; require study and policy. Dead
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SB 2341
Not Rated
Certificate of Need; direct issue to City of Newton for adult psychiatric beds. Dead
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SB 2388
Not Rated
'Mississippi Coastal Master Plan Act of 2021'; enact. Dead
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SB 2398
Not Rated
Military bases: establish a process to ensure adequate notice and opportunity to mitigate adverse mission impacts. Dead
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SB 2406
Not Rated
Emergency medical services; prohibit sole participation in nonemergency, interfacility transfers. Dead
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SB 2421
Not Rated
Mississippi Emergency Communications Act; create. Dead
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SB 2423
Not Rated
Cosmetology; board shall issue license by reciprocity to persons who present certain documentation. Dead
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SB 2425
Not Rated
Mississippi Minimum Wage Act; establish. Dead
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SB 2428
Not Rated
PERS; reduce vesting period for retirement benefits from eight years to four years. Dead
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SB 2435
Neutral
Alcoholic beverages; revise various provisions relating to distilleries. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases individual liberty within a flawed system.
SB 2448
Not Rated
PEER Committee; require to conduct a review of wrap-around services. Dead
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SB 2450
Not Rated
Appointments to executive agency boards; to be made from current Mississippi congressional districts. Dead
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SB 2469
Not Rated
Counties and municipalities; prohibit surcharge on certain payments by credit or debit cards. Dead
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SB 2471
Not Rated
Law enforcement training expenses; revise time for reimbursement of formerly employing entity. Dead
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SB 2479
Not Rated
Regulatory reduction program for Department of Environmental Quality; provide pilot program. Dead
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SB 2501
Not Rated
Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks; convert into advisory commission. Dead
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SB 2511
Neutral
Salary cap; exempt attorneys employed by Attorney General from. Dead
Analysis: This bill lifts the salary cap on attorneys employed by the Attorney General when the acquisition of such professional services is precluded based on the prevailing wage in the relevant labor market. This bill has the potential to increase government spending; however, given the role of the Attorney General to prosecute mishandling of state funds, this bill equally has the potential to recover taxpayers’ money in great excess of the additional appropriations expended if the attorneys at a prevailing wage deliver more effective legal services in pursuit of criminal conduct involving the mishandling of money within our government.
SB 2516
Not Rated
Construction manager at-risk program; exempt under public bidding laws. Dead
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SB 2517
Not Rated
Public works construction; performance bond not required if contract is less than $50,000.00 and paid in two equal installments. Dead
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SB 2520
Not Rated
Disposal of certain municipal records after 20 years; authorize. Dead
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SB 2525
Not Rated
State Workplace Safety and Health Office; establish under State Board of Health. Dead
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SB 2533
Not Rated
Community schools; authorize implementation under the administration of a District of Innovation. Dead
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SB 2535
Not Rated
School prayer; require school boards to designate a period of reflection in which prayer shall be allowed. Dead
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SB 2536
Good Policy
Athletics; provide that schools designate teams by biological sex. Alive
Analysis: This bill preserves individual liberty. The proper role of government is to preserve liberty and defend our communities against activities and socially-constructed determinations that encroach upon individual liberty. The ever-changing cultural perspective of the day must not be allowed to diminish liberty. Liberty and freedom of the individual is inherent, God-given, and must be preserved.
SB 2544
Neutral
University of Mississippi Medical Center; create joint committee to study the organization of. Dead
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SB 2546
Not Rated
Procurement of wireless communication devices for students; exempt institutions of higher learning in emergency situations. Dead
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SB 2579
Not Rated
White-Collar Crime Offender List; create. Dead
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SB 2604
Not Rated
Municipally owned utilities; authorize accounting system accommodation of certain uncollectible indebtness owed by a customer. Dead
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SB 2625
Not Rated
Occupational Board Compliance Act of 2017; bring forward provisions for purpose of possible amendment. Dead
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SB 2634
Not Rated
District attorneys; authorize appointment of additional legal assistants and criminal investigators for circuit court district. Dead
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SB 2647
Not Rated
Public purchases; exempt certain purchases by local governing authorities from reverse auction requirement. Dead
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SB 2648
Neutral
MS Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide Act; Oil and Gas Board shall have jurisdiction to enforce provisions of. Alive
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SB 2652
Not Rated
Smith-Wills Stadium; clarify authority for certain state property conveyed to Jackson to be used for park and recreational purposes. Dead
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SB 2687
Not Rated
Active shooter drills; prohibit telling students and teachers that drill is real. Dead
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SB 2689
Not Rated
State Auditor; increase fee which may be charged for performing audits and other services. Dead
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SB 2695
Not Rated
Income tax; allow tax credit for investments in qualified clean-burning motor vehicle fuel property. Dead
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SB 2710
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at Hawkins Field Airport in Jackson. Dead
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SB 2712
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Jackson Municipal Airport Authority with Aeroplex Development Project. Dead
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SB 2717
Not Rated
Income tax; allow tax credit for investments in qualified clean-burning motor vehicle fuel property. Dead
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SB 2718
Not Rated
Pearl River Valley Water Supply District; add two board members from the City of Jackson. Dead
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SB 2719
Not Rated
Disparity study; require MDA to file copies with the Legislature by not later than December 31, 2021. Dead
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SB 2720
Not Rated
Tourism project sales tax incentive program; include certain hotel projects in. Dead
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SB 2727
Neutral
Department of Archives and History; revise appointing authority for members of the board of trustees. Dead
Analysis: This bill makes no changes to existing law; however, it brings forward code sections for amending at a later time.
SB 2737
Not Rated
Medicaid reimbursement for certain home services; impose moratorium on new providers. Dead
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SB 2741
Not Rated
TANF; prohibit assistance to persons convicted of multiple felonies. Dead
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SB 2753
Not Rated
Mississippi Rare Disease Advisory Council; establish. Dead
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SB 2756
Not Rated
Rural Health Availability Act; allow all hospitals to enter into agreements. Dead
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SB 2757
Not Rated
South Mississippi Regional Health Care Authority; establish. Dead
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SB 2760
Not Rated
Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure; revise membership and terms of office. Dead
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SB 2766
Not Rated
Universities; enact the Forming Open and Robust University Minds Act. Dead
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SB 2773
Not Rated
Mississippi Professional Employer Organization Recognition and Registration Act; create. Dead
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SB 2774
Not Rated
Workers' Compensation Law; revise various provisions of. Dead
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SB 2775
Not Rated
Healthcare Contracting Simplification Act; create. Dead
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SB 2789
Not Rated
High school curriculum; require Bible be taught in ethics and history classes during month of April. Dead
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SB 2797
Bad Policy
Department of Public Safety; revise authority, make various amendments. Dead
Analysis: This bill broadly expands the Department of Public Safety, increases government power and authority, will lead to increased budget requests, and adds law enforcement powers to contracted investigators working under the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. (See lines 333-334 and 386-387) Under current law those individuals serve as support to law enforcement. In addition, this bill places all prosecutions of officer-involved shootings under the exclusive authority of the Attorney General and all investigations of officer-involved shootings under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. (See lines 362-364 and 369-374) Such consolidation of power, especially as it relates to due process and the rights of the accused, is dangerous.
SB 2808
Not Rated
Bonds; provide for bonds issued for CCID to be paid mainly from CCID Project Fund. Dead
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SB 2809
Good Policy
Public records; extend repealer on provision requiring public access to records. Alive
Analysis: This bill maintains statute which requires public access to records. Ideally, there should be no expiration date on this policy.
SB 2810
Not Rated
Mississippi Department of Labor; create. Dead
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SB 2818
Not Rated
Public bidding; provide decision procedure on bid requirements for high complexity construction projects. Dead
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SB 2820
Bad Policy
Department of Tourism; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill expands the size and scope of government beyond its proper role.
SB 2823
Not Rated
County elected officers; provide that salaries shall not be reduced due to reduction in total assessed valuation or population. Dead
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SB 2824
Good Policy
State agencies; require annual reporting of pass-through money from line-item appropriation by the Legislature. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases government transparency and accountability. Required reporting of pass-through money will hold both the grantor state agency and the grantee local entity accountable and provide a verifiable mechanism to compare data involving specific funds as reported from multiple sources.
SB 2826
Not Rated
Board of supervisors; revise annual salary and allow cost-of-living adjustment. Dead
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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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SB 2829
Good Policy
Department of Revenue; allow to use tag revenue to cover tag program expenses. Dead
Analysis: The pending House Amendment to this bill increases government accountability by returning unexpended taxpayer money in an existing special fund beyond a specific amount to the state's general fund.
SB 2834
Neutral
Mississippi Historic Site Preservation Fund Grant Program; establish within Department of Archives and History. Alive
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SB 2835
Not Rated
Manufactured or mobile homes; bring forward provisions relating to the registration of. Dead
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SB 2838
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tags; exempt Marty Wilson Foundation One Gulf One Goal from presale requirement. Dead
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SB 2840
Not Rated
State agencies; revise requirement for employing an internal audit director. Dead
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SB 2846
Not Rated
Minimum payment to defray the cost of public ambulance service by local governments; prescribe. Dead
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SB 2848
Not Rated
Foreign Company Accountability Act; create. Dead
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SB 2849
Not Rated
Public purchasing; reverse auction required for schools only when purchasing products sold through resellers. Dead
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SB 2851
Not Rated
Tax forfeited lands; revise statute of limitations, notice, price and fees. Dead
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SB 2852
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; bring forward code sections for purpose of possible amendment. Dead
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SB 2854
Not Rated
Department of Public Safety; revise salaries of officers. Dead
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SB 2855
Not Rated
Individual development accounts; authorize for certain low-income individuals. Dead
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SB 2857
Not Rated
Land banks; authorize counties and municipalities to create to convert certain property to productive use. Dead
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SB 2858
Not Rated
Law Enforcement Officers; revise salary of. Dead
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SB 2859
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; provide supplementary pay and revise statutory provisions. Dead
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SB 2861
Not Rated
One percent sales tax; extend repealer 20 years for municipalities with population of 150,000 or more. Dead
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SB 2862
Not Rated
Public purchases; revise exclusion of academic medical center or health services school. Dead
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SB 2869
Not Rated
Sheriffs; remove the maximum limit on the annual salary supplement which may be paid to. Dead
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SB 2870
Not Rated
Water authorities; allow board members to opt into the Public Employees' Retirement System pursuant to agreement with PERS. Dead
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SB 2977
Not Rated
Fueling Station Tax Credit Act; create. Dead
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SN 2
Not Rated
Nancy Rea Luke Carpenter, Columbus, Mississippi, Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, six year term beginning January 1, 2020 and ending January 1, 2026. Alive
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SN 3
Not Rated
Spencer J. (Spence) Flatgard, Ridgeland, Mississippi, Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, six year term beginning January 1, 2020 and ending January 1, 2026. Alive
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SN 4
Not Rated
Edmond Earl Hughes, Jr., Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, six year term beginning January 1, 2020 and ending January 1, 2026. Alive
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SN 5
Not Rated
Helen Moss Smith, Natchez, Mississippi, Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, six year term beginning January 1, 2020 and ending January 1, 2026. Dead
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SN 23
Not Rated
Donald Geaty (Don) Brown, Vicksburg, Mississippi, Mississippi State Personnel Board to serve the state at large, five year term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2025. Alive
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SN 24
Not Rated
Thomas Allen (Tom) Wicker, Tupelo, Mississippi, Information Technology Services Authority, five year term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2025. Alive
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SN 29
Not Rated
David Charles Johnson, Flowood, Mississippi, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services, term effective November 1, 2020. Alive
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SN 42
Not Rated
Margaret Melinda L. McGrath, Clinton, Mississippi, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, term set to expire April 1, 2025. Dead
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SN 47
Not Rated
Scott Roach Shoemaker, Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi State Personnel Board, term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2023, representing the First Supreme Court District, vice Greg Moore. Alive
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SN 61
Not Rated
Col. Nick Paul Ardillo, Jr., Columbus, Mississippi, Mississippi State Personnel Board to represent the Third Supreme Court District, five year term beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2026. Alive
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SN 93
Not Rated
Charles William (Bill) Cook, Jr., Oxford, Mississippi, Information Technology Services Authority, term effective immediately for the unexpired balance of a five year term ending June 30, 2022, vice Alan Lange. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed