Appropriations

2021 Regular Session

Appropriations

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 68
Not Rated
Appropriation; additional to DFA for purchases of new state flags for state buildings and offices. Dead
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HB 69
Not Rated
State Veterans Affairs Board; provide that certain employees of are nonstate service employees under state personnel system. Alive
Analysis:
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 104
Neutral
Board of Supervisors of Hancock County; revise salary of attorney hired to prosecute cases for county. Alive
Analysis: This bill outlines the procedure for determining the salary of an attorney hired to prosecute cases in Hancock County as not exceeding 75% of the county judge's salary.
HB 106
Bad Policy
State budget; revise provisions in several FY21 appropriation bills. Alive
Analysis: This bill makes specific changes to numerous FY21 appropriations from Special Fund sources. Special Funds contribute significantly to cronyism and a reduction of transparency and accountability in government.
HB 109
Neutral
State budget; enact and revise various provisions relating to. Alive
Analysis: This bill removes language that is no longer applicable and preserves the sound policy of 98% allocation of the general funds for this fiscal year.
HB 111
Neutral
Community and junior colleges; authorize boards of trustees to approve policies permitting waiver of out-of-state tuition. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases accountability at the school level by tightening the existing statute authorizing out-of-state tuition waivers. This bill requires the president of each school to request a waiver of out-of-state tuition and limits the waivers to adjacent geographic areas, which is in line with the criteria for such waivers in surrounding states, rather than applying an overarching board instituted policy across all public colleges. However, this bill also removes the requirement for local industry, business, or state agency reimbursement. This policy change could potentially lead to increased budget requests by community and junior colleges.
HB 148
Bad Policy
Mississippi Development Authority Tourism Advertising Fund; use portion of monies in to advertise state parks. Dead
Analysis: This bill expands the size and scope of government beyond its proper role.
HB 199
Bad Policy
Appropriation; additional for various state agencies for Fiscal Year 2021. Dead
Analysis: This bill makes specific changes to numerous FY21 appropriations from both the Capital Expense Fund and Special Fund sources. Special Funds contribute significantly to cronyism and a reduction of transparency and accountability in government.
HB 211
Bad Policy
Insurance Department; remove from the provisions of the Mississippi Budget Transparency and Simplification Act. Dead
Analysis:
HB 212
Bad Policy
State Fire Marshal and Fire Academy; remove from the provisions of the Mississippi Budget Transparency and Simplification Act. Dead
Analysis:
HB 307
Good Policy
Health department; authorize certain charges for services with other agencies for operation of medical marijuana program. Dead
Analysis:
HB 413
Bad Policy
Mississippi Gospel Music Trail; authorize MDA Division of Tourism to establish program and historical markers for. Dead
Analysis: This bill establishes a new special fund to allocate taxpayer money for a purpose that is outside the proper role of government.
HB 424
Neutral
Memorial highways; designate. Alive
Analysis:
HB 464
Neutral
Parole board; revise notification time frame given to offender's victim for offender release and remove certain prohibition. Dead
Analysis: This bill clarifies the language with regards to specific notification requirements regarding an offender's release. In addition, this bill could potentially lead to increased government spending as it specifically and absolutely removes the prohibition on additional salary and per diem for members of the State Parole Board. (See lines 205-207)
HB 466
Neutral
Inmate Welfare Fund; require DOC to expend unused portions of the fund on reentry purposes. Dead
Analysis: Ideally, government should reduce its spending to eliminate “unused portions” of taxpayers' money sitting in a government account instead of in the hands of the taxpayers who earned the money. However, this bill ensures taxpayers’ money is spent in a manner consistent with the reason for its collection.
HB 505
Bad Policy
Mississippi Broadband Accessibility Act; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill expands the size of government and will inevitably lead to increased spending. The services proposed by this bill are not within the proper role of government. This bill increases government interference in the free market.
HB 576
Good Policy
Local System Bridge Replacement & Rehabilitation Fund; revise allocation formula. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases government accountability and establishes responsible fiscal policy in the allocation of additional funds from the Local System Bridge Replacement & Rehabilitation Fund. This bill adds language to existing statute that ensures deficiencies are addressed before certification of eligibility for additional funds is granted. This bill institutes inspections necessary to verify existing deficiencies are in fact being addressed.
HB 695
Neutral
State Domestic Violence Fund; remove the matching funds requirement for. Alive
Analysis: This bill neither expands nor reduces the size of government. This bill removes the requirement for matching funds at the local level for grants made at the state level to domestic shelters. Domestic shelters are registered at the state level. Ideally services such as domestic violence shelters should be provided by charity organizations, non-profits, and philanthropy.
HB 761
Good Policy
State Veterans Affairs Board; revise powers and duties relating to the operation of the State Veterans Homes. Alive
Analysis: This bill clarifies accountability requirements for the State Veterans Affairs Board. In addition, this bill specifically states contracted property management services are not authorized to dispose of obsolete property. This policy ensures public property will not be sold by contractors for private gain.
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 852
Neutral
Teachers' and teacher's assistants' salaries; provide increase to minimum salary. Alive
Analysis:
HB 853
Good Policy
Charter schools; revise deadlines for certain reporting requirements and to allow certain teacher units to those in first year of operation. Dead
Analysis: This bill conforms reporting requirements which will increase efficiency and possibly effectiveness. In addition, this allocates one teacher unit for Gifted and Special Education per school upon initial operation which ensures equal access to public resources in this regard.
HB 872
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate a segment of United States Highway 61 in Jefferson County as the 'Highway Patrol Lieutenant Troy Morris Memorial Highway.' Alive
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HB 887
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate a segment of United States Highway 82 in Webster County as 'Corporal William Justin Cooper Memorial Highway.' Alive
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HB 940
Neutral
Highway sign; authorize erection of on MS Hwy 25 near Pisgah exit to honor Olympic Gold Medalist Tori Bowie. Dead
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HB 995
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate segment in Marshall County, Mississippi as the 'Representative Tommy Woods Memorial Highway.' Alive
Analysis:
HB 1047
Neutral
Nationally certified licensed school employees; delete caps on nurses and speech pathologists and add athletic trainers for salary supplements. Alive
Analysis: This bill enables salary incentives for increased education and training attainment by certain individuals employed in our public schools. Government should work to find innovative spending policies focused on performance.
HB 1123
Bad Policy
Early Learning Collaborative Act of 2013; revise funding and specify teaching standards. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases government spending. A child's education, especially small children in their early stages of learning, is first and foremost the responsibility of parents. Expanding “Early Learning” is not fiscally responsible at this time. Furthermore, government should work to encourage family cohesion and parental responsibility not continually expand programs that provide safety nets for individuals’ choices.
HB 1154
Not Rated
Mississippi Outdoors and Natural Resources Fund; create to provide source of private funds to promote outdoors and natural resources. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1160
Neutral
Dual Credit Community College Scholarship Program; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill has the potential to increase spending, but it does not mandate increased spending. This bill establishes a special fund scholarship program; however, the continued operation of the program is dependent upon Legislative appropriation. If no money is appropriated the program is suspended. (See lines 102 – 103)
HB 1179
Neutral
William F. Winter and Jack Reed, Sr., Teacher Loan Repayment Program; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill attempts to consolidate and streamline Mississippi's education repayment programs.
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 1251
Bad Policy
Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission; return to a special fund agency. Dead
Analysis: This bill reestablishes the Worker’s Compensation Commission as a special fund agency. This action reverses the 2016 legislation aimed at increasing government accountability and transparency, which eliminated nearly all special funding of government agencies and departments.
HB 1290
Neutral
Attorney General; allow salaries of assistants to exceed statutory limitation under certain circumstances. Dead
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HB 1360
Bad Policy
Appropriation; additional for the Department of Marine Resources for Fiscal Year 2021. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases government spending and decreases accountability. This bill adds an additional $2,000,000 to last year's budget for the Department of Marine resources with limited explanation as to the specific need for this additional money appropriated outside of the appropriation process for last year's budget.
HB 1365
Not Rated
Appropriation; Athletic Commission. Alive
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HB 1366
Not Rated
Appropriation; Barber Examiners, Board of. Alive
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HB 1367
Not Rated
Appropriation; Cosmetology, Board of. Alive
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HB 1368
Not Rated
Appropriation; Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists, Board of Examiners for. Alive
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HB 1369
Not Rated
Appropriation; Medical Licensure, Board of. Alive
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HB 1370
Not Rated
Appropriation; Nursing, Board of. Alive
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HB 1371
Not Rated
Appropriation; Nursing Home Administrators, Board of. Alive
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HB 1372
Not Rated
Appropriation; Optometry, Board of. Alive
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HB 1373
Not Rated
Appropriation; Physical Therapy Board. Alive
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HB 1374
Not Rated
Appropriation; Psychology, Board of. Alive
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HB 1375
Not Rated
Appropriation; Engineers and Land Surveyors, Board of Registration for Professional. Alive
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HB 1376
Not Rated
Appropriation; Auctioneers Commission. Alive
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HB 1377
Not Rated
Appropriation: Real Estate Commission and Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board. Alive
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HB 1378
Not Rated
Appropriation; District attorneys and staff. Alive
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HB 1379
Not Rated
Appropriation; Insurance, Department of. Alive
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HB 1380
Not Rated
Appropriation; Fire Academy. Alive
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HB 1381
Not Rated
Appropriation; Legislative expenses. Alive
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HB 1382
Not Rated
Appropriation; Capital Post-Conviction Counsel, Office of. Alive
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HB 1383
Not Rated
Appropriation; State Public Defender, Office of. Alive
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HB 1384
Not Rated
Appropriation; Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and trial judges services. Alive
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HB 1385
Not Rated
Appropriation; Attorney General. Alive
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HB 1386
Not Rated
Appropriation; Archives and History, Department of. Alive
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HB 1387
Not Rated
Appropriation; Education, Department of. Alive
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HB 1388
Not Rated
Appropriation; Educational Television, Authority for. Alive
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HB 1389
Not Rated
Appropriation; Arts Commission. Alive
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HB 1390
Not Rated
Appropriation; Library Commission. Alive
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HB 1391
Not Rated
Appropriation; reappropriation, DFA - Bureau of Building; FY21. Alive
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HB 1392
Not Rated
Appropriation; Environmental Quality, Department of. Alive
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HB 1393
Not Rated
Appropriation; Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Department of. Alive
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HB 1394
Not Rated
Appropriation; Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission. Alive
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HB 1395
Not Rated
Appropriation; Oil and Gas Board. Alive
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HB 1396
Not Rated
Appropriation; Public Service Commission. Alive
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HB 1397
Not Rated
Appropriation; Public Utilities Staff. Alive
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HB 1398
Not Rated
Appropriation; Human Services, Department of. Alive
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HB 1399
Not Rated
Appropriation; Rehabilitation Services, Department of. Alive
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HB 1400
Not Rated
Appropriation; Medicaid, Division of. Alive
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HB 1401
Not Rated
Appropriation; Health, Department of. Alive
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HB 1402
Not Rated
Appropriation; Foresters, Board of Registration for. Alive
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HB 1403
Not Rated
Appropriation; Forestry Commission. Alive
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HB 1404
Not Rated
Appropriation; Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Alive
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HB 1405
Not Rated
Appropriation; Pat Harrison Waterway District. Alive
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HB 1406
Not Rated
Appropriation; Pearl River Valley Water Supply District. Alive
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HB 1407
Not Rated
Appropriation; Port Authority, State. Alive
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HB 1408
Not Rated
Appropriation; Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District. Alive
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HB 1409
Not Rated
Appropriation; Yellow Creek State Inland Port Authority. Alive
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HB 1410
Not Rated
Appropriation; Public Employees' Retirement System. Alive
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HB 1411
Not Rated
Appropriation; Veterans' Home Purchase Board. Alive
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HB 1412
Not Rated
Appropriation; Marine Resources, Department of. Alive
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HB 1413
Not Rated
Appropriation; Transportation, Department of. Alive
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HB 1414
Not Rated
Appropriation; additional for various state agencies for Fiscal Year 2021. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2001
Bad Policy
Teachers' salaries; provide for increase. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases teachers’ salaries $1,000 in addition to the annual “step” increase already provided in the teacher pay scale and given to every teacher every year. This bill would provide the third pay increase since 2014. The 2014 and 2019 increases amount to an additional $176.9 million dollars needed every year. Adding another pay increase is simply not fiscally responsible during the middle of a pandemic when so many Mississippians face severe economic hardship and total lack of employment. Our government should focus on directing necessary resources to recovery efforts while maintaining a balanced budget to insure the economic stability of our state as a whole.
SB 2018
Not Rated
Mississippi Telephone Solicitation Act; extend repealer on provision requiring deposit of fees to State General Fund. Dead
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SB 2026
Not Rated
State Health Insurance Plan; provide benefits to surviving spouse/dependent of law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty. Dead
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SB 2058
Not Rated
Appropriation FY2022; Church of God in Christ historical markers in Holmes County, Mississippi. Dead
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SB 2059
Not Rated
Appropriation FY2022; to Department of Archives and History for an historical statue of Emmett Till at Leflore County Courthouse. Dead
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SB 2060
Not Rated
State employee salaries; direct State Personnel Board to implement across-the-board increase. Dead
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SB 2061
Not Rated
State Superintendent of Education; provide limitation on salary. Dead
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SB 2062
Bad Policy
Rural Fire Truck Acquisition Assistance Program; authorize an additional round for counties and municipalities. Alive
Analysis: This bill proposes to increase government spending. However, the Committee Substitute has a reverse repealer which repeals the bill the day before it would go into effect. This action is another mechanism utilized by the Legislature to send this bill back to committee for further amending. As a result, the rating of this bill is subject to change as it moves through the legislative process.
SB 2065
Not Rated
Appropriation; Rural Fire Truck Fund for additional round of trucks under Acquisition Assistance Program. Dead
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SB 2109
Not Rated
State offenders; MDOC to reimburse counties for medical and legal fees of. Dead
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SB 2161
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility to include individuals entitled to benefits under federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Dead
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SB 2163
Not Rated
SNAP Health Food Incentive Program; create. Dead
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SB 2175
Not Rated
District attorney criminal investigators; revise salary of. Dead
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SB 2199
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; shall pay correctional facility employees for all accumulated comp time upon termination or death. Dead
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SB 2201
Not Rated
Appropriation FY2022; West Central Mississippi Incubator Grant Program. Dead
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SB 2217
Not Rated
Appropriation; UMMC to support a medical residency program at Delta Regional Medical Center. Dead
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SB 2219
Not Rated
Appropriation FY 2022; to University of Mississippi Medical Center for fire protection. Dead
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SB 2221
Neutral
Mississippi Dementia Care Program, Food Bank Pilot Programming; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill does not expend state taxpayer money nor create additional burdens or new regulations. The funding for the program created in this bill is specified as subject to appropriation of federal funds. The intended purpose of this bill is to help preserve our most fundamental governing unit, the family.
SB 2227
Not Rated
Public Defenders Education Fund; establish education and training cost. Dead
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SB 2286
Not Rated
Highways; require four-laning of portions of Highway 6 in Coahoma, Panola and Quitman Counties. Dead
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SB 2297
Not Rated
School athletic trainers; provide annual salary supplement for those acquiring national certification. Dead
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SB 2299
Not Rated
School board members; increase pay. Dead
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SB 2301
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; increase salaries for. Dead
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SB 2304
Not Rated
School Resource Officers; require uniform statewide training program. Dead
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SB 2305
Not Rated
William F. Winter and Jack Reed, Sr., Teacher Loan Repayment Program; create. Dead
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SB 2306
Not Rated
Average daily attendance for MAEP purposes; shall include any student sick day. Dead
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SB 2308
Not Rated
Department of Education; implement dyslexia screenings and awareness programs. Dead
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SB 2311
Not Rated
Economic and Academic Need Forgivable Loan Program; create. Dead
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SB 2314
Not Rated
Kindergarten-age children; require compulsory school attendance for all. Dead
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SB 2319
Not Rated
Tenth Circuit Court District; create subdistrict and additional judge. Dead
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SB 2339
Not Rated
Local governmental entities; may publish public notices online. Dead
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SB 2347
Not Rated
Division of Medicaid; increase fee to private reimbursement level for children on Medicaid who receive dental services. Dead
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SB 2348
Not Rated
Division of Medicaid; allow recipients to receive four single-source prescriptions per month. Dead
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SB 2383
Not Rated
Community colleges; board of trustees approve policies for out-of-state tuition waiver. Dead
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SB 2384
Not Rated
School employee salary supplements; remove limitation on number of school nurses and language therapists eligible for. Dead
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SB 2388
Not Rated
'Mississippi Coastal Master Plan Act of 2021'; enact. Dead
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SB 2401
Not Rated
Medicaid eligibility; provide coverage Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. Dead
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SB 2402
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility to include individuals entitled to benefits under federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Dead
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SB 2403
Not Rated
Medicaid reimbursement; extend for community-based home-visitation and pregnancy support services. Dead
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SB 2404
Not Rated
Medicaid reimbursement; authorize for substance abuse and mental health services for pregnant and postpartum women. Dead
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SB 2414
Not Rated
Certificate of need; issue CON to North Mississippi Medical Center for child psych beds and geriatric psych beds. Dead
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SB 2424
Not Rated
Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Residency Program; include emergency medicine students. Dead
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SB 2426
Not Rated
Department of Human Services; establish a grant program for regional food banks and SNAP incentives. Dead
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SB 2429
Neutral
State-owned vehicles; create study committee to study the management of. Dead
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SB 2436
Not Rated
Appropriation; require annual transfer of general funds to Office of State Aid Roads. Dead
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SB 2440
Not Rated
Appropriation from State General Fund; to Department of Archives & History for renovation of Northside School for FY 2021. Dead
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SB 2447
Not Rated
Department of Finance & Administration; transfer bond funds to community colleges for facility renovation and repairs. Dead
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SB 2452
Not Rated
Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission; reestablish as special fund agency. Dead
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SB 2464
Not Rated
General funds; FY2022 appropriation to the City of Byram for a flood control project. Dead
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SB 2465
Not Rated
Appropriation FY2022; to North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra for junior-high or high-school performances. Dead
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SB 2474
Neutral
Department of Health; allow charges between agencies for services provided under the medical marijuana program. Alive
Analysis: This bill conforms existing statute regarding the assessment of fees between government entities to include grant funds and pass-through money associated with Initiative 65 programs conducted by institutions of higher learning in the same manner as other grants funds and pass-through money.
SB 2493
Not Rated
'Partnerships for Growth' program grants; prescribe conditions for administration by the Mississippi Development Authority. Dead
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SB 2495
Not Rated
Mississippi Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund; establish and authorize Mississippi Home Corporation to administer. Dead
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SB 2504
Not Rated
Appropriation FY 2022; IHL-University of Mississippi Medical Center for Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program. Dead
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SB 2512
Not Rated
Appropriation FY2022; fully fund Ayers Settlement Agreement. Dead
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SB 2513
Not Rated
Donation of surplus medical supplies and equipment by UMMC to nonprofit charitable organizations; authorize. Dead
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SB 2514
Not Rated
Emerging Crops Fund; increase amount that may be loaned to assist in financing minority economic development. Dead
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SB 2528
Not Rated
Stay on Track Act of 2021; provide grants to parents for tutoring of children. Dead
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SB 2530
Not Rated
Teachers and assistant teachers; provide incentive programs to experienced teachers. Dead
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SB 2537
Not Rated
Tim Tebow Act; authorize interscholastic extracurricular activity participation of students enrolled in homeschools. Dead
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SB 2538
Not Rated
Saving American History in Mississippi Schools Act; prevent funds from being used to teach the 1619 Project. Dead
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SB 2540
Not Rated
Step Ahead Program; create standardized dual enrollment program. Dead
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SB 2541
Not Rated
Graduate Nursing Loan Repayment Program; create to provide student loan repayment to nurse educators. Dead
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SB 2542
Not Rated
Community/Junior College Grant Program; establish to provide financial aid to community/junior college students. Dead
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SB 2545
Not Rated
Community/Junior College Grant Program; establish to provide financial aid to community/junior college students. Dead
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SB 2547
Not Rated
Scholarship eligibility requirements; increase minimum ACT scores for MTAG, HELP and MESG. Dead
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SB 2548
Not Rated
'Mississippi Targeted Student Loan Forgiveness Act'; create program under IHL Board of Trustees. Dead
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SB 2554
Not Rated
Bulletproof Vests Revolving Fund; create. Dead
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SB 2584
Not Rated
Violent Crimes Indigent Defendant Defense Counsel Fund; create to fund Public Defender system. Dead
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SB 2586
Not Rated
State offenders; increase rate of reimbursement of costs to county for housing state offenders. Dead
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SB 2602
Not Rated
Nonadmitted insurer policy fee; divert certain amount to fund fire trucks and fire apparatus/protection grants. Dead
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SB 2607
Not Rated
Statewide county court system; create. Dead
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SB 2636
Not Rated
Mississippi Foster Care Fund; increase assessment and transfer to Attorney General. Dead
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SB 2657
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; Department of Education implement program to employ more assistant teachers in failing school districts. Dead
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SB 2658
Not Rated
Mississippi Adequate Education Program; fully fund. Dead
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SB 2660
Not Rated
Failing school systems; Department of Education shall implement program to provide incentive to experienced teachers. Dead
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SB 2661
Not Rated
Teacher pay; increase to southeastern average. Dead
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SB 2665
Not Rated
Early Learning Collaborative Act of 2013; revise minimum funding levels. Dead
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SB 2666
Not Rated
Tim Tebow Act; allow homeschooled students to participate in sports and provide funds to schools for their participation. Dead
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SB 2669
Not Rated
Mississippi Save Our Schools Program; create. Dead
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SB 2680
Not Rated
Department of Education; require central reporting system for federal data. Dead
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SB 2681
Not Rated
Mid-year budget reductions; exempt MAEP funds. Dead
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SB 2683
Not Rated
Teachers' salaries; provide for increase and implement plan to fund at the southeastern average. Dead
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SB 2684
Not Rated
Mississippi Adequate Education Program; fully fund. Dead
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SB 2685
Not Rated
Salary supplement; provide to experienced teachers willing to relocate and teach in an 'F'-designated school. Dead
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SB 2715
Not Rated
Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission; reestablish as special fund agency. Dead
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SB 2724
Not Rated
Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Act; fully fund. Dead
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SB 2725
Neutral
State Budget; bring forward certain provisions and transfer funds. Dead
Analysis: This bill brings forward code sections dealing with the state budget for possible amendment at a later time. Therefore, this rating is subject to change as the bill moves through the legislative process.
SB 2733
Not Rated
Division of Medicaid; allow reimbursement for telemedicine treatment for recipient's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Dead
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SB 2735
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility to include individuals entitled to benefits under federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Dead
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SB 2736
Not Rated
Medicaid program; provide reimbursement for all care and services under the PACE program for the elderly. Dead
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SB 2755
Not Rated
Statewide electronic health care information exchange; the Department of Health may enter into agreements for the creation of. Dead
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SB 2793
Not Rated
Virtual public school; create pilot program for the creation of virtual public schools operated by school districts. Dead
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SB 2794
Not Rated
Public schools; allow to offer online career track program. Dead
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SB 2834
Neutral
Mississippi Historic Site Preservation Fund Grant Program; establish within Department of Archives and History. Alive
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SB 2842
Not Rated
Rental Assistance Grant Program; correct provision regarding rents paid in full resulting from grant acceptance. Dead
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SB 2854
Not Rated
Department of Public Safety; revise salaries of officers. 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 2863
Bad Policy
MDH; revise appropriation for FY2021 to allow purchase of accumulated compensatory time incurred before June 30, 2021. Dead
Analysis: This bill initially changed the appropriation for the Department of Health to purchase unaccumulated compensatory time. However, the Committee Substitute for this bill adds in language to create a new “Special Treasury Fund" for the State Fire Academy Workforce Program” and remove this program from the requirement of being funded through the general fund. The State Fire Academy is required by statute to be funded by appropriation through the Legislature from the general fund. In addition to the creation of this special fund, this bill also specifically allows the State Fire Academy to utilize the monies in this special fund. This action is in direct contradiction to the Legislature's previous action during its 2016 session to eliminate unnecessary special funds and move in the direction of more responsible and accountable fiscal policies through streamlining the appropriation process by funding government functions from the general fund in a clear, line itemized approach.
SB 2866
Not Rated
Mississippi Adequate Education Program state funding; dedicate at least 25% of any revenue growth. Dead
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SB 2867
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; provide 'C,' 'D' and 'F' districts with additional. Dead
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SB 2879
Neutral
Appropriations; additional appropriations for Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL). Alive
Analysis: This bill increases government spending. Unfortunately, the bulk of the appropriations are required to meet existing legal issues and obligations that must be addressed. Many of these issues are the result of either poor policymaking, mishandling of resources and poor delivery of required services or the result of state government obligating taxpayer money to obtain federal funding for education and/or training programs. *The Neutral rating is only because this money must be spent. It is important to note that the policies which led to the necessity for the appropriation of these additional funds were Bad Policies.
SB 2883
Not Rated
General Funds; FY2022 appropriation to IHL-Student Financial Aid for the Nursing Forgivable Loan program. Dead
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SB 2884
Not Rated
General Funds; FY2022 appropriation to Alcorn State University for STEM-related programs. Dead
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SB 2885
Not Rated
General Funds; FY2022 appropriation to the Seventh Circuit Court District for additional contractual assistant district attorneys. Dead
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SB 2886
Not Rated
General Funds; FY2022 appropriation to Town of Scooba for repair and renovation of town baseball field. Dead
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SB 2904
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - General support. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes spending on specific programs and efforts identified and submitted by universities to the Legislature. The accountability mechanism currently in place and maintained by this bill is insufficient to accurately verify the efficacy of the specific appropriations authorized by this bill.
SB 2905
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - Subsidiary programs. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes spending on specific programs and efforts at Mississippi's public universities across our state. Unfortunately, there is no accountability mechanism identified by this bill to verify the efficacy of the appropriations authorized by this bill.
SB 2906
Neutral
Appropriation; IHL - Alcorn State - Agricultural Research, Extension and Land-Grant programs. Alive
Analysis: This bill has a reverse repealer which requires it be sent back to committee for further amendment. Therefore, the rating of this bill is subject to change as it moves through the legislative process.
SB 2907
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2908
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Cooperative Extension Service. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2909
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Forest and Wildlife Research Center. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2910
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Veterinary Medicine, College of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2911
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - Student Financial Aid. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2912
Not Rated
Appropriation; IHL - University of Mississippi Medical Center. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2913
Not Rated
Appropriation; Community and Junior Colleges Board - Administrative expenses. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2914
Not Rated
Appropriation; Community and Junior Colleges Board - Support for community and junior colleges. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2915
Not Rated
Appropriation; Corrections, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2916
Not Rated
Appropriation; Public Safety, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2917
Not Rated
Appropriation; Emergency Management Agency. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2918
Not Rated
Appropriation; Military Department. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2919
Not Rated
Appropriation; Veterans Affairs Board. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2920
Not Rated
Appropriation; Ethics Commission. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2921
Not Rated
Appropriation; Judicial Performance Commission. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2922
Not Rated
Appropriation; Employment Security, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2923
Not Rated
Appropriation; Revenue, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2924
Not Rated
Appropriation; Tax Appeals Board. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2925
Not Rated
Appropriation; Workers' Compensation Commission. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2926
Not Rated
Appropriation; Mental Health, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2927
Not Rated
Appropriation; Transportation, Department of - State Aid Road Construction, Office of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2928
Not Rated
Appropriation; Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2929
Not Rated
Appropriation; Chiropractic Examiners, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2930
Not Rated
Appropriation; Dental Examiners, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2931
Not Rated
Appropriation; Funeral Services Board. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2932
Not Rated
Appropriation; Massage Therapy, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2933
Not Rated
Appropriation; Pharmacy, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2934
Not Rated
Appropriation; Counselors, Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2935
Not Rated
Appropriation; Veterinary Examiners, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2936
Not Rated
Appropriation; Architecture, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2937
Not Rated
Appropriation; Gaming Commission. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2938
Not Rated
Appropriation; Geologists, Board of Registered Professional. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2939
Not Rated
Appropriation; Motor Vehicle Commission. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2940
Not Rated
Appropriation; Accountancy, Board of Public. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2941
Not Rated
Appropriation; Contractors, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2942
Not Rated
Appropriation; Agriculture and Commerce, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2943
Not Rated
Appropriation; Egg Marketing Board. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2944
Not Rated
Appropriation; Animal Health, Board of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2945
Not Rated
Appropriation; Fair and Coliseum Commission - Livestock shows. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2946
Not Rated
Appropriation; Audit, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2947
Not Rated
Appropriation; Banking and Consumer Finance, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2948
Not Rated
Appropriation; Finance and Administration, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2949
Not Rated
Appropriation; Governor's Office and Mansion. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2950
Not Rated
Appropriation; Information Technology Services, Department of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2951
Not Rated
Appropriation; Development Authority, Mississippi. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2952
Not Rated
Appropriation; Personnel Board. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2953
Not Rated
Appropriation; Secretary of State. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2954
Not Rated
Appropriation; Treasurer's Office. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2955
Not Rated
Appropriation; Debt Service-Gen. Obli. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2956
Not Rated
Appropriations; additional appropriations for various state agencies. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2957
Not Rated
General Funds; FY 2022 appropriation to Department of Health for MAGnet Community Health Disparity Program. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2958
Not Rated
General funds; FY2022 appropriation Kipling Water Association for a running water line. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2989
Not Rated
General Funds; FY2022 appropriation to Clay County for street repairs in Supervisor District 2. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2990
Not Rated
General Funds; FY2022 appropriation to City of Columbus for improvements to Fifth Street. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2991
Not Rated
General Funds; FY2022 appropriation to City of Columbus for the Bluecutt Road Widening Project. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2992
Not Rated
General Funds; FY2022 appropriation to Clay County for street repairs in Supervisor District 5. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2993
Not Rated
General Funds; FY2022 appropriation to City of Natchez for the Concord Avenue Drainage Improvement Project. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2994
Not Rated
General Funds; FY2022 appropriation to Tibbee Development Club for improvements to community center building. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2995
Not Rated
General Funds; FY2022 appropriation to City of West Point for street repairs. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2996
Not Rated
General Funds; FY2022 appropriation to City of Columbus for renovations to Propst Park Baseball Field. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2997
Not Rated
General Funds; FY2022 appropriation to City of Columbus for Phase 3 construction of amphitheater. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2998
Not Rated
General Funds; FY2022 appropriation to City of Baldwyn for regional wash center for personal protection equipment for first responders. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2999
Not Rated
General Funds; FY2022 appropriation to City of Hazlehurst for reflective street signs. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3000
Not Rated
General Funds; FY2022 appropriation to the City of Shuqualak for a meter reader system. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3005
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3006
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3007
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3008
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3009
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3010
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3011
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3012
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3013
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3014
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3015
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3016
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3017
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3036
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3039
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3040
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3063
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3064
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3065
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3066
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3067
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3068
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3069
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3070
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
SB 3071
Not Rated
Dead
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed