Municipalities

2021 Regular Session

Municipalities

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 195
Good Policy
Municipalities; authorize those of certain size to conduct special elections at one polling place. Dead
Analysis: This bill reduces government spending and increases government efficiency as it relates to the process of managing special elections in municipalities with populations of 2,500 or less.
HB 274
Bad Policy
Law enforcement officers; allow certain use of uniform, weapon, vehicle and equipment for disaster relief when off-duty. Dead
Analysis: This bill reduces government efficiency and could potentially lead to increased government spending. County and municipal law enforcement resources should be used for county and municipal law enforcement. Additional use outside of the confines of the specific purpose for which that specific taxpayer money was collected and spent is improper and a misappropriation of resources. This bill is in direct contradiction with other state statutes which forbid this type of reallocation of resources.
HB 320
Good Policy
Perpetual care cemeteries; authorize counties and cities to clean property of those not properly maintained. Dead
Analysis: This bill provides a mechanism for counties and cities to address neglected perpetual care cemeteries integrating existing procedures regarding nuisance properties in conjunction with new code outlining procedures for obtaining repayment for services from trusts for the perpetual care cemeteries through the Secretary of State’s office. This bill makes positive changes to existing law by incorporating common sense solutions to real problems requiring specific actions within the proper role of government.
HB 1157
Good Policy
Golf carts and low-speed vehicles; allow municipalities to authorize operation on certain municipal streets. Dead
Analysis: This bill removes an unnecessary restriction on individuals’ day freedom of movement within municipalities.
HB 1245
Neutral
MDOT; require maintenance of rights-of-way of state highways inside municipal limits with 10,000 or less population. Alive
Analysis: This bill specifies the responsible party for maintenance of state highways inside specific municipal limits. While the government should seek to reduce overall spending, essential core functions of government must be maintained. These functions include the maintenance of our roads and their rights-of-way to ensure the safety of our citizens. The responsible party for performing this core function should be the state as the specific rights-of-way addressed in this bill are on state highways.
SB 2027
Not Rated
Local governmental entities; prohibit from requiring a license for certain businesses operated by a minor. Dead
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SB 2030
Not Rated
Local governments; prohibit from imposing penalties or fines on security companies when false security alarm occurs. Dead
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SB 2094
Not Rated
Municipalities; authorize discretionary control within corporate limits. Dead
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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
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SB 2183
Not Rated
Counties, municipalities and school districts; require to publish their annual budget online. Dead
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SB 2203
Not Rated
Ad valorem taxes; consider annexed business 'new enterprise' for purposes of eligibility for certain municipal tax exemptions. Dead
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SB 2210
Not Rated
Municipally owned waterworks; prohibit from charging higher rates to certain customers in another municipality. Dead
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SB 2261
Good Policy
Perpetual care cemetaries; authorize counties and cities to clean property of those not properly maintained and seek reimbursement. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases government efficiency and protects public safety. This bill provides a common sense mechanism to clean up specific property that poses a risk to public safety.
SB 2284
Not Rated
Golf carts and low-speed vehicles; authorize municipalities to allow operation on municipal streets. Dead
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SB 2318
Not Rated
Municipalities; authorize those of certain size to conduct special elections at one polling place. Dead
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SB 2329
Not Rated
Municipally owned utilities; authorize to accept electronic payments and to absorb transaction fees in its rate base. Dead
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SB 2397
Not Rated
Compatability of land use development with Mississippi military installations. Dead
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SB 2496
Not Rated
Urban Renewal Law; revise definition of 'urban renewal project.' Dead
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SB 2497
Not Rated
Inclusionary zoning plans; authorize municipalities to adopt to attract economic development. Dead
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SB 2605
Not Rated
Golf carts and low-speed vehicles; authorize municipalities to permit operation on municipal streets. Alive
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SB 2622
Not Rated
Buffer zone free speech preemption for municipalities; authorize. Dead
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SB 2629
Not Rated
Contractors; allow to do business in any municipality or county without local license under certain conditions. Dead
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SB 2644
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; regulate payment for nonexempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Dead
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SB 2846
Not Rated
Minimum payment to defray the cost of public ambulance service by local governments; prescribe. Dead
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed