Business and Financial Institutions

2021 Regular Session

Business and Financial Institutions

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 352
Neutral
Home inspector license; require applicants to undergo certain background checks. Alive
Analysis: This bill adds background checks to the list requirements to qualify for a home inspector license in the state of Mississippi. The existing criteria for which a license may be denied includes a felony conviction or a plea of guilty or nolo contendere in the previous five years. Given the existing criteria, this bill does not expand government authority directly. However, government should continually work to reduce its restrictions, regulations, and barriers to employment to the fullest extent possible while preserving public safety.
HB 429
Good Policy
Contracts; authorize persons eighteen years of age or older to enter into for the purpose of investing in mutual funds. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases individual liberty to participate in the investment market. This policy encourages individual responsibility toward personal financial freedom.
HB 488
Good Policy
Libraries; authorize use of debit and credit cards. Alive
Analysis: This bill neither expands nor reduces the size of government. This bill provides individuals with additional options in methods of payment available at public libraries.
HB 953
Good Policy
Homeowners' associations; regulate managing agents of and require financial reviews by. Alive
Analysis: This bill maintains the proper role of state government. All political subdivisions within the jurisdiction of a state are subject to state authority. The Founders addressed the national government and state governments only. Therefore, it is incumbent upon a state government, in order to fulfill the role for which it was created, to ensure all political subdivisions with its jurisdiction, which includes homeowners’ associations, are accountable for the provision of services and functions for which they were created. Homeowners’ associations elect their board members and operate under bylaws akin to the manner in which municipal governments operate. This bill establishes clear, common sense guidelines outlining procedures for the handling of homeowners’ money to ensure accountability and transparency without added government intrusion or interference in the association’s day-to-day activities or increased burdens on operation.
HB 1075
Bad Policy
MS Credit Availability Act, Title Pledge Act, and Check Cashers Act; extend or remove repealer on certain provisions of. Alive
Analysis: This bill expands the scope of government authority beyond its proper role and limits individual freedom and liberty to engage in the free exchange of goods and services. This bill reenacts code sections and extends the effective date of the legislation through 2026. Government should not preemptively interfere in the private business activities of individuals.
HB 1181
Neutral
The MS Registered Agents Act; revise to include 'email address.' Dead
Analysis: This bill does not expand the size, scope, or power of government. This bill adds an email address part of the information submitted to the state when filing for appointment as a registered agent.
SB 2204
Neutral
Revised LLC Act and MS Registered Agents Act; require listing of registered agent's email address. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2212
Not Rated
Practice of surveying; exclude certain activities from the definition of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2266
Not Rated
Retail sales; prohibit seller from refusing to accept cash as a form of payment for goods and services. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2315
Not Rated
Mississippi Employment Protection Act; revise penalties and authorize regulations for enforcement. Dead
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SB 2327
Not Rated
Credit transaction; prohibit discrimination against an applicant. Dead
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SB 2335
Not Rated
State Board of Funeral Service; authorize to establish continuing education requirements for certain licensees. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2608
Not Rated
Occupational license; revise judicial review related to suspension of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2609
Not Rated
Individual development accounts; authorize for certain low-income individuals. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2624
Neutral
MS Real Estate Commission; require to establish pilot program using administrative hearing officers. Alive
Analysis: This bill has a reverse repealer, which at this stage in the legislative process sends it to conference for review and possible amendment. This process reduces government transparency and accountability by restricting representation in these discussions to a select few members of the Legislature.
SB 2625
Not Rated
Occupational Board Compliance Act of 2017; bring forward provisions for purpose of possible amendment. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2626
Neutral
MS Business Corporation Act; amend to allow corporations to hold annual or special shareholder meetings remotely. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2627
Neutral
Home inspector license; require applicants to undergo certain background checks. Dead
Analysis: This bill adds background checks to the list requirements to qualify for a home inspector license in the state of Mississippi. The existing criteria for which a license may be denied includes a felony conviction or a plea of guilty or nolo contendere in the previous fives years. Given the existing criteria, this bill does not expand government authority directly. However, government should continually work to reduce its restrictions, regulations, and barriers to employment to the fullest extent possible while preserving public safety.
SB 2628
Neutral
Credit Availability Act; extend repealer on. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2629
Not Rated
Contractors; allow to do business in any municipality or county without local license under certain conditions. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2635
Not Rated
Public funds depositories; authorize certain credit unions to qualify as. Dead
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SB 2642
Not Rated
Credit transaction; prohibit discrimination against an applicant. Dead
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SB 2847
Not Rated
Mississippi Small Business Recovery and Revitalization Program; establish under Mississippi Development Authority. Dead
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SB 2848
Not Rated
Foreign Company Accountability Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
SN 37
Not Rated
Vicki Lynn Bryant Blackwell, Southaven, Mississippi, Mississippi Real Estate Commission as the real estate broker, term effective February 16, 2021 and ending June 30, 2021, representing the First Congressional District, vice Alvin (Al) Gilless. Alive
Analysis:
SN 38
Not Rated
Vicki Lynn Bryant Blackwell, Southaven, Mississippi, Mississippi Real Estate Commission as the real estate broker, four year term beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2025, representing the First Congressional District. Alive
Analysis:
SN 46
Not Rated
Tracy Koby Wofford, MAI, AI-GRS, Ridgeland, Mississippi, Mississippi Real Estate Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board to represent the state at large, four year term beginning January 1, 2022 and ending December 31, 2025. Alive
Analysis:
SN 80
Not Rated
Rhoshunda G. Kelly, Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance as the Commissioner of Banking and Consumer Finance, term effective immediately for the unexpired portion of a four year term expiring June 30, 2024. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed