Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency

2022 Regular Session

Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 33
Not Rated
Campaign finance reports; require those filed by all candidates to be available online. Dead
Analysis:
HB 258
Not Rated
Harvest reporting program; require the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to create for white-tailed deer and wild turkey. Dead
Analysis:
HB 372
Not Rated
Sixteenth section land; authorize leasing of certain classified land to cities/counties for less than 5% of market value. Dead
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HB 422
Not Rated
State assessments; deposit certain into designated special funds instead of General Fund. Dead
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HB 502
Not Rated
School board purchasing agent; increase amount of required surety bond. Dead
Analysis:
HB 683
Not Rated
State Parole Board; extend repealer on. Alive
Analysis:
HB 719
Bad Policy
Compensation for certain county officials; bring forward sections pertaining to. Alive
Analysis:
HB 863
Neutral
'Mississippi Prison Industries Act of 1990'; bring forward for the purposes of possible amendment. Alive
Analysis:
HB 906
Neutral
State offenders serving sentences in county jail; may serve sentences in any county jail. Alive
Analysis:
HB 917
Not Rated
'Home-based Opportunity Freedom Act of 2022'; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 939
Not Rated
Municipalities, certain; extend repealer on authority to create program addressing delinquent customer water bills. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1013
Not Rated
Mississippi Forestry Commission; authorize to electronically accept bids for timber sales. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1028
Not Rated
Public Service Commission; remove from the provisions of the Mississippi Budget Transparency and Simplification Act. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1065
Bad Policy
Nuisance animals; prohibit the transportation, importation and release of wild hogs. Alive
Analysis: More regulations/Fees Wild hogs may be caught or trapped and transported within the State of Mississippi, with a permit, issued by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
HB 1159
Not Rated
Sixteenth section lands; authorize local school boards to enter into public or private contracts for sale of forestry products grown on. Dead
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HB 1160
Not Rated
Public Procurement Review Board; revise the qualifications of members on. Dead
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HB 1173
Not Rated
Public purchasing law; revise to provide that reverse auction shall be used by certain schools and districts. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1177
Bad Policy
Adjutant General; authorize to convey real property in the best interest of the Mississippi Military Department. Alive
Analysis: The conference report removed the oversight language that was put in through amendment when the original bill was held on a motion.
HB 1179
Not Rated
Civil Air Patrol members; authorize granting of leave of absence to for certain emergency services. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1328
Not Rated
Mississippi Industries for the Blind; revise authority to enter into certain agreements and contracts. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1331
Not Rated
Election commissioners; require skills assessment for every four years instead of every year. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1334
Not Rated
Mississippi Groundwater Protection Trust Fund; authorize payment of administrative costs. Dead
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HB 1341
Not Rated
Municipal candidates; clarify residency requirements of certain. Alive
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HB 1475
Not Rated
Reverse auction; revise method of receiving bids through for agencies and governing authorities. Dead
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HB 1476
Not Rated
Campaign finance reports; revise the time for filing electronically. Dead
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HB 1477
Not Rated
Public purchasing laws; revise certain provisions relating to reverse auctions. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1510
Good Policy
Elections; revise procedures regarding voter roll maintenance. Alive
Analysis:
HC 39
Resolution
Constitution; amend to provide that people have the right to propose new statutes and to amend or repeal existing statutes. Dead
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SB 2003
Not Rated
Campaign finance reports; to be available on county and municipal websites. Dead
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SB 2013
Not Rated
Practice of surveying; exclude certain activities from the definition of. Dead
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SB 2020
Not Rated
Workers' Compensation; vaccine-related accidents or injuries shall be compensable. Dead
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SB 2036
Not Rated
DA criminal investigators; revise allocation and compensation of. Dead
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SB 2044
Not Rated
Shoplifting; provide that second offense within 5 years shall be a felony. Dead
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SB 2045
Not Rated
Anti-Covid Vaccine Mandate Act; create. Dead
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SB 2046
Not Rated
Mississippi Pregnant Workers Fairness Act; create. Dead
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SB 2049
Not Rated
Vaccinations; disclose information statements upon request and create medical exemption. Dead
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SB 2051
Not Rated
Appointments to executive agency boards; to be made from current Mississippi congressional districts. Dead
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SB 2052
Not Rated
Occupational Licensing Review Commission; may review existing regulations to ensure compliance with state policy. Dead
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SB 2054
Not Rated
Occupational Licensing Review Commission; require supervision of civil actions brought by occupational licensing boards. Dead
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SB 2055
Not Rated
Sales tax; create diversion to counties. Dead
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SB 2058
Not Rated
PERS; allow water authorities and MS Rural Water Association to join. Dead
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SB 2059
Not Rated
Counties and municipalities; prohibit surcharge on certain payments by credit or debit cards. Dead
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SB 2061
Not Rated
State agencies; transfer MS Athletic Commission and Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission to Secretary of State. Dead
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SB 2064
Good Policy
District attorneys; provide for the appointment of part-time legal assistants. Dead
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SB 2066
Bad Policy
District attorneys and investigators; increase annual salaries of. Dead
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SB 2079
Not Rated
State agencies; notify Legislature of proposed rule adoption. Dead
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SB 2080
Not Rated
Mississippi resident bidder preference; provide 10% preference over vendors located outside of the United States. Dead
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SB 2081
Not Rated
Appointed state officers; provide for the removal of for certain forms of willful neglect. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2083
Good Policy
Open meetings; legislative advisory committee members must be invited to stay during executive session. Alive
Analysis: This bill requires that members of legislative advisory and oversight committees must be invited to stay for any executive session. This helps promote transparency and oversight.
SB 2086
Not Rated
District attorney criminal investigators; revise salary of. Dead
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SB 2087
Not Rated
Open Meetings Law; require official meetings to be broadcast via video livestream applications, with exceptions. Dead
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SB 2088
Not Rated
Economic interest statements; require local governing authorities to file with Ethics Commission. Dead
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SB 2089
Not Rated
State Superintendent of Education; provide limitation on salary. Dead
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SB 2092
Good Policy
Mississippi Development Authority; require periodic PEER review of effectiveness of Tourism Advertising Fund expenditures. Dead
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SB 2099
Not Rated
Mississippi Minimum Wage Act; establish. Dead
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SB 2100
Not Rated
Death certificates; require medical examiners report COVID 19 as cause of death when applicable. Dead
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SB 2101
Not Rated
Schools; require carbon monoxide detectors in all. Dead
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SB 2111
Not Rated
Transgender 21 Act; enact. Dead
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SB 2114
Not Rated
Mississippi Minimum Wage Act; establish. Dead
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SB 2116
Not Rated
Mississippi Department of Labor; create. Dead
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SB 2156
Not Rated
Mississippi Industries for the Blind; define authority to enter into agreements with public or private entities. Dead
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SB 2157
Not Rated
MS Industries for the Blind; authorize to enter into contracts and agree to certain terms and conditions when in its best interest. Dead
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SB 2161
Not Rated
Disposal of certain municipal records after 20 years; authorize. Dead
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SB 2162
Not Rated
Regulatory Reduction Program; require certain pilot agencies to implement. Dead
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SB 2163
Not Rated
Public Procurement Review Board; extend repealer on exemption for DHS and CPS. Dead
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SB 2164
Bad Policy
Department of Tourism; create. Dead
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SB 2165
Not Rated
State agencies; prohibit travel to any state, county or municipality that has banned employee travel to Mississippi. Dead
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SB 2166
Not Rated
Sheriffs; increase annual salaries of. Dead
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SB 2167
Not Rated
MS Public Records Act; exempt certain private information of federal law enforcement officers conducting an operation in this state. Dead
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SB 2174
Not Rated
Health Care Certificate of Need Law; repeal. Dead
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SB 2180
Not Rated
Protection of free speech and association at public universities; withhold state funds for unconstitutional policy. Dead
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SB 2184
Not Rated
Temporary day workers; protect labor and employment rights of. Dead
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SB 2185
Not Rated
State Workplace Safety and Health Office; establish under State Board of Health. Dead
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SB 2230
Not Rated
Wiretaps; authorize sheriffs to use. Dead
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SB 2233
Not Rated
'Service Canine Protection Act of 2022'; enact. Dead
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SB 2268
Not Rated
Corrections; create a Corrections Inspection Council to serve in advisory capacity to state officials. Dead
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SB 2280
Good Policy
Corrections; extend repealer on intensive supervision program and electronic home detention. Dead
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SB 2296
Not Rated
'Fair Access to Elections Act'; enact certain requirements regarding the conduct of elections. Dead
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SB 2297
Not Rated
Municipal clerk; authorize to certify the results of a municipal election under certain circumstances. Dead
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SB 2308
Not Rated
Landlord-tenant law; revise. Dead
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SB 2328
Not Rated
Mississippi Companion Animal Abuser Registry Act; enact. Dead
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SB 2338
Good Policy
DHS Fraud Investigation Unit; require to report certain suspected civil or criminal violations to the State Auditor. Alive
Analysis: This is a bill that Shad White asked for to help with their investigations.
SB 2344
Not Rated
Charitable solicitation; revise reporting period. Dead
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SB 2347
Not Rated
Juror qualifications; allow jurors to serve in contiguous counties. Dead
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SB 2353
Not Rated
State enforcement of federal regulations; require specific authorization by the Legislature. Dead
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SB 2362
Not Rated
Salary cap; exempt certain attorneys employed by Attorney General from. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2363
Not Rated
Public Procurement Review Board; exempt personal services contracts entered into by the Office of State Aid Road Construction. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2368
Not Rated
Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination of Mississippi residents by the state or as condition of employment; prohibit. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2371
Bad Policy
Purchasing law; revise threshold for bid requirement and clarify use of reverse auction. Alive
Analysis: This would cost the taxpayers $ by raising the limit from $50k to 75k on the bidding process. Currently anything over $50k has to go through the reverse auction process that would be increased to 75K. Government should always seek to get the lowest possible bids to save the taxpayers money.
SB 2373
Not Rated
Professional Engineers & Surveyors Licensing Board; remove provision requiring Governor to make appointments from nominees. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2388
Not Rated
Marking election ballots; delete option of using indelible pencil to mark ballots. Dead
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SB 2402
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; create the Division of Parole to perform the administrative and fiscal functions of the Parole Board. Dead
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SB 2404
Not Rated
MDOC; create Division of Reentry and Prison Industry within. Dead
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SB 2406
Not Rated
MDOC; exempt from regulations and law for a certain time to build buildings with inmate labor. Dead
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SB 2408
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; authorize to exempt agricultural equipment from bid requirements. Dead
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SB 2473
Not Rated
Elections; prohibit acceptance of private money for conducting. Dead
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SB 2475
Not Rated
Transportation commissioners; revise mandatory compensation language to make discretionary with commissioner. Dead
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SB 2500
Not Rated
Regulatory reduction program for Department of Environmental Quality; provide pilot program. Dead
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SB 2510
Not Rated
Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks; convert into advisory commission. Dead
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SB 2521
Not Rated
Sale of tax-forfeited public land; Secretary of State is authorized to contract for online state tax sale. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2522
Not Rated
Counties; require to participate in the ACT Work Ready Community Initiative. Dead
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SB 2527
Not Rated
USM Gulf Park property; authorize DFA to sell or lease certain parcel in Harrison County. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2536
Neutral
Criminal convictions; create registry of certain offenders and clarify the effect of expungement. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2559
Not Rated
Vulnerable persons; make reports available to Secretary of State. Dead
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SB 2574
Not Rated
Elections; require legislative approval of any new elections guidance or funds from the federal government before implementation. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2576
Not Rated
Judicial campaigns; revise provisions of. Dead
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SB 2578
Not Rated
Correctional auditor; revise duties. Dead
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SB 2579
Not Rated
Office of Ombudsman within the Department of Corrections; establish. Dead
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SB 2586
Not Rated
Mississippi Minimum Wage Act; establish. Dead
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SB 2588
Not Rated
Online voter registration; revise to allow for first-time voters to register through. Dead
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SB 2589
Not Rated
Ballots; require certain information on the front of and require watermark on absentee voter ballots. Dead
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SB 2590
Not Rated
Secretary of State Statewide Elections Management System; provide for voter's proof of citizenship. Dead
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SB 2591
Not Rated
Mississippi Election Reform Act of 2022; enact. Dead
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SB 2592
Not Rated
Legislative offices; define vacancy. Dead
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SB 2593
Not Rated
Elections; Secretary of State shall conduct study on the feasibility of allowing students to vote via the internet. Dead
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SB 2595
Not Rated
County jail census data; facilitate availability of. Dead
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SB 2596
Not Rated
Restitution centers; transition to pre-release centers. Dead
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SB 2606
Not Rated
Voter registration; provide for certain procedures upon application. Dead
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SB 2609
Not Rated
Voter Registration File fees; revise. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2610
Not Rated
Election procedures; authorize audits. Dead
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SB 2617
Not Rated
Law enforcement officers; regulate payment for nonexempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Dead
Analysis:
SB 2647
Not Rated
Board of Cosmetology and Barbering; create, and abolish Board of Barber Examiners. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2648
Not Rated
Executive Director of the State of Veterans Affairs Board; to be appointed by the Governor subject to Senate confirmation. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2649
Good Policy
Mississippi National Guard retired list; clarify placement of federally recognized officers or men on. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2654
Not Rated
Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination of Mississippi residents as condition of employment; prohibit based on religious belief. Dead
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SB 2657
Not Rated
Medicaid reimbursement for certain home services; impose moratorium on new providers. Dead
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SB 2660
Not Rated
Elections; public official's qualification as candidate deemed resignation of current office. Dead
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SB 2715
Not Rated
Women's Economic Security Act of 2021; enact. Dead
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SB 2720
Not Rated
State employees; provide the terms and conditions for state employees to engage in telework. Dead
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SB 2792
Not Rated
Construction manager at-risk program; exempt under public bidding laws. Dead
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SB 2793
Not Rated
Legal service contracts; clarify exemption from Public Procurement Review Board. Dead
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SB 2795
Not Rated
Circuit clerks; increase compensation for election duties. Dead
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SB 2796
Not Rated
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency; authorize Q-risq Analytics pilot program providing live storm impact data. Dead
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SB 2797
Not Rated
Deficit Prevention Act; require state agencies to notify certain officials when likelihood of a deficit exists. Dead
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SB 2798
Not Rated
University of Mississippi Medical Center; create joint committee to study the organization of. Dead
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SB 2799
Not Rated
'Mississippi Coastal Master Plan Act of 2022'; enact. Dead
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SB 2800
Not Rated
Public Bid Law; clarify that reverse auction requirement shall not apply to certain term contract purchases. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2801
Not Rated
Capitol Complex Improvement District; revise boundaries to include Battlefield Park. Dead
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SB 2802
Not Rated
Disparity study; require MDA to file copies with the Legislature by not later than December 31, 2022. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2803
Bad Policy
Sheriffs; increase annual salaries of. Dead
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SB 2804
Not Rated
Public purchasing; clarify that reverse auction shall not be used for term contracts for road maintenance commodities. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2805
Not Rated
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Ombudsman; establish in DFA. Dead
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SB 2806
Not Rated
Public purchases; prohibit reverse auctions for repair and remodeling of public facilities. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2807
Not Rated
Emergency procurements; revise certain provisions relating to. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2808
Not Rated
Public works construction; performance bond not required if contract is less than $50,000.00 and paid in two equal installments. Dead
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SB 2809
Not Rated
Governmental entities; prohibit discrimination and preferential treatment in public employment, education or contracting. Dead
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SB 2810
Good Policy
State employees; provide the terms and conditions for state employees to engage in telework. Alive
Analysis: This bill removes regulations keeping government employees from engaging in telework under certain circumstances.
SB 2812
Not Rated
Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters Death Benefits Trust Fund; revise definition of 'cause of death.' Dead
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SB 2813
Not Rated
County officials; increase the salaries of certain. Dead
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SB 2814
Not Rated
Mississippi Water Quality Commission; create for the purpose of providing oversight of certain water and sewer systems. Dead
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SB 2815
Not Rated
Reverse auction and bidding requirements; allow schools to use alternative methods for products not typically resold. Dead
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SB 2816
Not Rated
Personal and medical leave; law enforcement and firefighters can buy back after work related injury. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2828
Not Rated
Income tax; allow tax credit for investments in qualified clean-burning motor vehicle fuel property. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2848
Not Rated
State Veterans Affairs Board; enter into agreements with American Legion to provide transportation for veterans. Dead
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SB 2850
Not Rated
School districts and political subdivisions; prohibit from implementing mask and Covid vaccine mandates. Dead
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SB 2851
Not Rated
Pearl River Valley Water Supply District; add two board members from the City of Jackson. Dead
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SB 2852
Not Rated
Charitable organizations; revise religious institution exemption and clarify service of process. Dead
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SB 2858
Not Rated
Vaccines; provide civil remedy for employees against corporations that enforce vaccine mandates. Dead
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SB 2860
Not Rated
Law Enforcement and Firefighters Death Benefits Act of 2022; create. Dead
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SB 2870
Not Rated
Municipal officials; provide mandatory education and training requirements. Dead
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SB 2876
Not Rated
Mississippi Hotel and Lodging Review Board; create. Dead
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SB 2880
Not Rated
Mississippi Athlete Agent Act; revise. Dead
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SB 2895
Not Rated
South Mississippi Regional Health Care Authority Act of 2022; create. Dead
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SB 2896
Not Rated
Municipal program to address delinquent water accounts; extend repealer. Dead
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SB 2898
Neutral
Certain municipalities allowed to establish overdue water/sewer payment programs; extend program repeal date. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2901
Not Rated
Cosmetology Board and State Personnel Board; revise certain provisions of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2906
Not Rated
Initiative measure; create procedures for qualified elector to propose amendment to the Mississippi Code of 1972. Dead
Analysis:
SC 521
Resolution
Constitution; amend Section 273 to reinstate initiative process and revise initiative signature requirements. Dead
Analysis:
SC 528
Resolution
Constitution; amend Section 273 to provide initiative procedure for new law or constitutional amendment. Dead
Analysis:
SC 529
Resolution
Constitution; amend Section 33 to authorize initiative procedure for new law. Dead
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SN 38
Not Rated
Christa L. Alexander, Laurel, Mississippi, Information Technology Services Authority, unexpired balance of a five year term effective July 23, 2021 and ending June 30, 2026. Alive
Analysis:
SN 60
Not Rated
Rita Theresa Wray, Brandon, Mississippi, Public Procurement Review Board, four year term effective November 29, 2021 and ending June 30, 2025. Alive
Analysis:
SN 106
Not Rated
Norman Paul Katool, Madison, Mississippi, Public Procurement Review Board, unexpired four year term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2023, vice Mrs. Leila Malatesta. Alive
Analysis:
SN 142
Not Rated
Kimberly L. Campbell, Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi Department of Archives and History Board of Trustees, six year term beginning January 1, 2022 and ending January 1, 2028. Alive
Analysis:
SN 143
Not Rated
Elizabeth (Betsey) Hamilton, New Albany, Mississippi, Mississippi Department of Archives and History Board of Trustees, six year term beginning January 1, 2022 and ending January 1, 2028. Alive
Analysis:
SN 144
Not Rated
Julius Carter (Carter) Burns, Natchez, Mississippi, Mississippi Department of Archives and History Board of Trustees, six year term beginning January 1, 2022 and ending January 1, 2028. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed