Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

2021 Regular Session

Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 382
Bad Policy
Chronic wasting disease; revise requirements for testing of white-tailed deer harvested within enclosures. Alive
Analysis: This bill restricts individual liberty and adds additional burdens on property owners that are not necessary to preserve public safety. Existing statute provides wildlife personnel access to areas of suspected incidents of Chronic Wasting Disease. This bill expands government access to private property and institutes an initial $500 penalty and $1,000 subsequent penalties for violating the new reporting requirements.
HB 1154
Not Rated
Mississippi Outdoors and Natural Resources Fund; create to provide source of private funds to promote outdoors and natural resources. Dead
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HB 1231
Bad Policy
Mississippi Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill, in its amended form, expands the size of government by creating a special fund for purposes outside the proper role of government and a new government board for the management of money taken from Mississippi taxpayers. In addition, this bill increases government spending by authorizing per diem for board members. Government should reduce its overall spending and not create new ways to funnel taxpayer money from the state’s general fund to earmarked programs. This bill is a clear example of putting lipstick on pork projects and calling them conservation projects.
SB 2035
Bad Policy
Hunting; allow air guns, air bows and pre-charged pneumatic weapons, and authorize special seasons for CWD sample collection. Dead
Analysis: This bill expands the scope of government and authorizes additional restrictions on individual liberty. This bill limits the use of certain weapons when hunting deer to private lands only. (See lines 43 – 46) In addition, this bill redefines the state government’s definition of “primitive weapons" to add additional types of weapons over which government claims authority to regulate the use of when hunting. *This bill contains a reverse repealer. Therefore, the rating of this bill is subject to change as it moves through the legislative process.
SB 2036
Not Rated
Deer hunting; allow the use of electronically amplified sound devices. Dead
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SB 2073
Not Rated
Wild hogs; require metallic tags to be affixed to the ear of one that is being transported. Dead
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SB 2074
Not Rated
Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks; require additional regulation of freshwater fishing guides. Dead
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SB 2095
Not Rated
Hunting & fishing licenses; include manager or member of LLC owning land within exemption for resident landowners. Dead
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SB 2285
Not Rated
Wildlife; clarify that a conservation officer must have probable cause to conduct a search without a warrant. Dead
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SB 2390
Not Rated
Wildlife Trafficking Prevention Act; enact. Dead
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SB 2391
Not Rated
Wildlife; require the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to identify existing and needed wildlife corridors. Dead
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SB 2480
Not Rated
CWD; make testing of white-tailed deer harvested in enclosures discretionary with WF&P Department and Commission. Dead
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SB 2484
Not Rated
Bears; legalize shooting by landowner when on landowner's property. Dead
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SB 2485
Not Rated
Homochitto National Forest Dog Permit; authorize statewide. Dead
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SB 2486
Not Rated
State parks; create study committee on restructuring ownership and management arrangements. Dead
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SB 2487
Not Rated
Wild hogs; clarify designation of Class I violation for transportation of, and eliminate permits. Dead
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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 2500
Not Rated
Hunting on streets and railroads; clarify prohibition on. Dead
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SB 2782
Not Rated
White tailed deer; authorize game breeder's license allowing for raising in enclosures. Dead
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SB 2787
Not Rated
Water skiing; revise safety requirements. Dead
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SN 27
Not Rated
John Scott Coopwood, Cleveland, Mississippi, Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, five year term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2025, representing the Second Congressional District. Alive
Analysis:
SN 77
Not Rated
John Scott Coopwood, Cleveland, Mississippi, Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, five year term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2025, representing the Second Congressional District as it existed in 1991. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed