Veterans and Military Affairs

2021 Regular Session

Veterans and Military Affairs

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 186
Neutral
Claims by veterans under consumer protection law; Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board offers service free of charge. Dead
Analysis: This bill neither expands nor reduces the size or scope of government. This bill establishes the requirement of a signed waiver/acknowledgement by a veteran who chooses to pay a fee for legal services rather than utilizing existing services provided by the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board free of charge.
HB 187
Neutral
County veteran service officers; revise certain qualifications and requirements. Dead
Analysis: This bill conforms state law to existing federal statutes.
HB 188
Neutral
Required uniform designations for offenders; exempt offenders in Mississippi Statewide Incarcerated Veterans Program. Dead
Analysis:
HB 189
Neutral
Mississippi Persian Gulf War Memorial; authorize MSVA to move to another appropriate location. Alive
Analysis: This bill does not allocate funds nor specify a new memorial location. While the government should acknowledge and honor those who serve to preserve freedom and liberty, this bill indicates the probability that previous legislation authorizing the placement of this memorial should have been more thoroughly vetted prior to passage in an effort to prevent a situation such as this.
HB 761
Good Policy
State Veterans Affairs Board; revise powers and duties relating to the operation of the State Veterans Homes. Alive
Analysis: This bill clarifies accountability requirements for the State Veterans Affairs Board. In addition, this bill specifically states contracted property management services are not authorized to dispose of obsolete property. This policy ensures public property will not be sold by contractors for private gain.
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.
HB 1182
Neutral
Veterans; provide uniform definition and include NOAA Corps. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2165
Good Policy
Veterans Service Officers; revise certain qualifications and requirements. Alive
Analysis: This bill amends existing code to incorporate the applicable federal statute.
SB 2293
Not Rated
Claims by veterans under consumer protection law; Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board offers service free of charge. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2294
Good Policy
Veteran Driver's License Designation; allow proof of military service in person. Alive
Analysis: This bill clarifies existing code to reduce unnecessary burdens on Veterans.
SB 2397
Not Rated
Compatability of land use development with Mississippi military installations. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2398
Not Rated
Military bases: establish a process to ensure adequate notice and opportunity to mitigate adverse mission impacts. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2399
Not Rated
Committee to Study Veteran Homelessness, Unemployment, PTSD and Human Services; make an annual report to the Legislature. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2499
Good Policy
Fishing and hunting licenses; free license for veterans who are 50% disabled or more. Dead
Analysis: This bill reduces government collection of fees. Government should continually work to find ways to reduce the amount of money its takes from taxpayers, especially so in regards to restrictive, unnecessary fees.
SB 2730
Not Rated
Homestead exemption; veterans exemption is based on 100% service-connected disability. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2731
Not Rated
Counties and municipalities; encourage to exchange information with military installations relating to land use and development. Dead
Analysis:
SN 73
Not Rated
Brig. Gen. George Edward Irvin, Sr., Jackson, Mississippi, State Veterans Affairs Board to represent the Second Congressional District, unexpired portion of a five year term beginning immediately and ending May 31, 2025. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed