Highways and Transportation

2021 Regular Session

Highways and Transportation

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 424
Neutral
Memorial highways; designate. Alive
Analysis:
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 579
Bad Policy
Motor carrier regulation; update and streamline. Dead
Analysis: This bill decreases government accountability and transparency by removing the requirement for a public hearing regarding proposed routes of transportation by applicants. While government should reduce its interference in the free market to the furthest extent possible, the structure of our state government as it currently exists utilizes the Transportation Commission to perform specific functions. One such function is to hold public hearings regarding proposed routes of transportation for commercial carriers. This bill seeks to remove that requirements and designate as discretionary. This action would reduce government transparency in the decision-making process and limit individuals' ability to address their government on this issue.
HB 628
Not Rated
Highway privilege tax; add a gross vehicle weight category for carriers of property with additional tax. Alive
Analysis:
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 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
Analysis:
HB 887
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate a segment of United States Highway 82 in Webster County as 'Corporal William Justin Cooper Memorial Highway.' Alive
Analysis:
HB 940
Neutral
Highway sign; authorize erection of on MS Hwy 25 near Pisgah exit to honor Olympic Gold Medalist Tori Bowie. Dead
Analysis:
HB 995
Neutral
Memorial highway; designate segment in Marshall County, Mississippi as the 'Representative Tommy Woods Memorial Highway.' Alive
Analysis:
HB 1036
Good Policy
Driver's license; exempt active duty military, spouse and dependent children if they have valid license from their home state. Dead
Analysis: This bill removes unnecessary and burdensome restrictions on activities of individuals. This bill specifically allows for reciprocity of drivers’ licenses for military spouses and dependent children. Government should remove unnecessary restrictions and work to preserve individual freedom to the fullest extent possible.
SB 2078
Not Rated
Highways; include Old State Highways 6 and 9 in Pontotoc County in the state highway system. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2284
Not Rated
Golf carts and low-speed vehicles; authorize municipalities to allow operation on municipal streets. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2286
Not Rated
Highways; require four-laning of portions of Highway 6 in Coahoma, Panola and Quitman Counties. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2478
Neutral
Motor carrier safety improvements; prohibit consideration of use in evaluation of employment status. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2481
Neutral
Memorial highways; designate various segments. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2489
Not Rated
Outdoor advertisement signs; revise the height requirements for. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2490
Not Rated
Highways; include certain entrances and exits to and from Interstate 55 in the state highway system. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2777
Not Rated
Motor carrier regulation; update and streamline. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2778
Not Rated
Bridges and culverts; revise provisions relating to design of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2779
Not Rated
Highways; require Transportation Commission to include criteria use in changing priority of new capacity project in its minutes. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2785
Good Policy
Driver's license requirements; exempt military members, spouses and dependent children under certain conditions. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2788
Bad Policy
Radar speed detection; revise provisions concerning use by Highway Patrol and municipal law enforcement in certain cities. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2825
Not Rated
Mississippi Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2021; create. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2853
Not Rated
Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Program Act; create. Dead
Analysis:
SN 11
Neutral
David Steen Wansley, Sr., Vicksburg, Mississippi, Appeals Board of the Mississippi Transportation Commission, four year term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2024. Alive
Analysis:
SN 16
Not Rated
William Jarvis Van Devender, Jr., Jackson, Mississippi, Appeals Board of the Mississippi Transportation Commission, term effective December 29, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021. Alive
Analysis:
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
Analysis:
SN 45
Not Rated
Gary Mack Grubbs, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission to represent the state at large as vice chairman, term effective immediately and runs concurrently with Governor's term of office. Alive
Analysis:
SN 53
Not Rated
Larry Wayne Clark, Amory, Mississippi, Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission to represent the state at large as chairman, term effective immediately and runs concurrently with the Governor's term of office. Alive
Analysis:
SN 57
Not Rated
Phillip W. (Phil) Moore, Ridgeland, Mississippi, Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission to represent the Third Congressional District, term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2027. Alive
Analysis:
SN 79
Not Rated
Russell Hanna, Louisville, Mississippi, Appeals Board of the Mississippi Transportation Commission, term beginning immediately upon confirmation by the Senate and ending June 30, 2023. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed