Economic and Workforce Development

2021 Regular Session

Economic and Workforce Development

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 536
Bad Policy
Mississippi Department of Employment Security; revise various provisions regarding authority of. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases government spending and encourages government dependence in a program that functions outside the proper role of government. This bill changes the definition of unemployment to provide payments to individuals who are receiving reduced voluntary payments in lieu of their standard weekly wage, as well individuals who do not work a specified number of hours each week resulting in inconsistent weekly wages. The latter could include nearly any individual working part-time in the food service sector. This bill has the serious potential to result in an insurmountable surge of unemployment benefit applications.
HB 557
Good Policy
Nonadjudication; authorize completion of workforce training or similar training as an option for. Dead
Analysis: This bill provides an additional positive means to address non-violent offenders that will result in an overall net benefit to society. This bill utilizes existing funds and existing government programs and organizations through a collaborative effort to reduce the number of incarcerated individuals and provide an alternative pathway to rehabilitation.
HB 849
Not Rated
State Workforce Investment Board; revise membership of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1136
Bad Policy
Mississippi Educational Talent Recruitment Act; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill expands the scope of government beyond its proper role and increases wasteful spending of taxpayer money on private business. Specifically, this bill creates a program to subsidize private companies up to $25,000 to hire recruiting services to find potential employees who live in other states. This bill also creates an improper government program to provide a $5,000 grant for college graduates to purchase a home. In addition to several other improper uses of taxpayer money, this bill also creates a $1,200 tax deduction for an out-of-state teleworker to pay for broadband.
HB 1301
Good Policy
Career and technical education; revise curriculum, instructor license requirements and certain assessments. Dead
Analysis: This bill returns career and technical education to our state’s public schools in a meaningful way. This bill promotes individual liberty for our public school students by giving public school students viable options to pursue instead of the one-size-fits-all approach. This bill also decreases inefficiency in education bureaucracy by creating a statutory procedure to bring individuals who are skilled in trades and experienced in various professions into our public school classroom as licensed educators. Ideally parents should be in charge of their children’s education, but one cannot deny that public schools serve an integral role in the potential prosperity of our posterity. This bill provides much needed improvements in our state’s public education system to expand our state’s skilled labor force and provide students with skills for life. **This bill also brings forward code section relating to dual enrollment, which requires greater scrutiny of this bill as it moves through the legislative process. The rating of this bill is subject to change.
SB 2124
Not Rated
Mississippi Department of Employment Security; revise various provisions regarding authority of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2273
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; contract with the Multi-County Community Service Agency to provide workforce training. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2296
Not Rated
Office of Workforce Development; exempt executive director from certain salary and compensation requirements. Dead
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SB 2493
Not Rated
'Partnerships for Growth' program grants; prescribe conditions for administration by the Mississippi Development Authority. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2496
Not Rated
Urban Renewal Law; revise definition of 'urban renewal project.' Dead
Analysis:
SB 2497
Not Rated
Inclusionary zoning plans; authorize municipalities to adopt to attract economic development. Dead
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SB 2521
Not Rated
Mississippi Advantage Jobs Act; revise definition of 'new direct job' for incentive applicants from and after July 1, 2010. Alive
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SB 2523
Not Rated
Federal Workforce Investment Act; Hinds County shall be a separate workforce investment area. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2524
Not Rated
Socially and economically disadvantaged small business; establish program to encourage participation in state contracts by. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2822
Not Rated
Mississippi Flexible Tax Incentive Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2967
Not Rated
Taxation; amend or repeal certain tax credits, exemptions and incentives. Dead
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed