Energy

2021 Regular Session

Energy

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 74
Not Rated
Emergency Telecommunications Services (911); extend repealer on. Alive
Analysis:
HB 162
Not Rated
Public contracts of energy efficiency services; extend repealer on authority and certain requirements for. Dead
Analysis:
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 632
Good Policy
'All Fuels Act of 2021'; establish. Alive
Analysis:
HB 942
Neutral
Public utilities; authorize rate-regulated electric utilities to permit broadband provider use of the electric delivery system. Dead
Analysis: This bill restricts individual liberty by removing private property protections. The proper role of government is to preserve and defend individuals’ right to property. This bill allows third party contractors to access private property without the need for permission from the property owner.
HB 1037
Not Rated
Mississippi Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide Act; enact. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1063
Bad Policy
Transformative renewable energy projects; authorize boards of supervisors to designate as such for certain tax purposes. Dead
Analysis: This bill interferes in the free market and manipulates the energy market to create more favorable conditions for one sector or another. This is not the proper role of government. Reduction in the amount of taxes government collects is positive; however, the negative consequences of market manipulation far outweigh the positives produced by this bill.
SB 2009
Not Rated
Rural water associations; owner of rental property shall not be liable for his tenant's unpaid water bill. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2018
Not Rated
Mississippi Telephone Solicitation Act; extend repealer on provision requiring deposit of fees to State General Fund. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2123
Not Rated
Political subdivisions; prohibit ordinance that bans or restricts a person's ability to use a natural gas or electric public utility. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2210
Not Rated
Municipally owned waterworks; prohibit from charging higher rates to certain customers in another municipality. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2329
Not Rated
Municipally owned utilities; authorize to accept electronic payments and to absorb transaction fees in its rate base. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2372
Neutral
Oil and gas; to extend repeal date on the use of the conservation fund to plug orphan or gas wells. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2373
Not Rated
Motor fuel sales; provide immunity for damages caused by the use of incompatible fuel upon certain conditions. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2559
Not Rated
Public Service Commission; may contract with federal agencies for the collection of data and mapping of broadband availability. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2648
Neutral
MS Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide Act; Oil and Gas Board shall have jurisdiction to enforce provisions of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2649
Neutral
Public contracts for energy efficiency; extend repeal date on use of. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2650
Not Rated
Emergency Telephone Service 911; extend repeal date on. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2798
Bad Policy
Broadband services; provide for the participation of rate-regulated electric utilities in the expansion of. Alive
Analysis: This bill restricts individuals’ right to property and protections of that property under existing law. (See lines 361-376) This bill grants authority to trespass on private property to broadband operators, broadband service providers, and retail customers by exempting them from the requirement to obtain permission from a property owner before entering the property of which the owners have previously granted access to rate-regulated public utilities through a right-of-way agreement. Existing agreements between property owners and rate-regulated public utilities will be expanded without the consent of nor compensation of the property owner to include access for any additional company operating under the new definition also created by this bill of “broadband services” in direct contradiction to existing contract law.
SB 2878
Not Rated
Political subdivisions; may not prohibit expansion, connection or reconnection of services based on source of energy. Dead
Analysis:
SB 3092
Not Rated
City of New Albany; authorize to lease fiber to internet service providers for provision of broadband service. Dead
Analysis:
SN 32
Not Rated
Owen Bowdre (Hammer) Emerson, Hernando, Mississippi, State Oil and Gas Board, six year term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2026, representing the Third Supreme Court District. Alive
Analysis:
SN 76
Not Rated
Owen Bowdre (Hammer) Emerson, Hernando, Mississippi, State Oil and Gas Board to represent the Third Supreme Court District, six year term effective immediately and ending May 7, 2026. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed