Senate Calendar

FINANCE

Bill Number Bill Description
1. SB 2102
Good Policy
Ad valorem tax; exempt motor vehicles held by a wrecker service for resale.
Analysis: This bill authorizes wrecker services to sell motor vehicles that are not registered to the business under certain circumstances. It also exempts these vehicles from ad valorem tax. These are vehicles that are seldom actually on the road, their taxation is an unnecessary burden on the wrecker service.

RULES

Bill Number Bill Description
1. SR 20
Resolution
Commend Center Hill High School 'Lady Mustangs' Volleyball Team for 2019 Class 5A State Championship.
Analysis:
2. SR 21
Resolution
Recognize Arielle Hudson of Tunica as first African American female recipient of Rhodes Scholarship at University of MS.
Analysis:
3. SR 22
Resolution
Commend 2020 Center Hill High School 'Mustangs' Boys Soccer Team for first-ever 5A State Championship.
Analysis:
4. SR 23
Resolution
Commend Holmes Community College 'Lady Bulldogs' Soccer Team for State and Regional Championships.
Analysis:

MOTION TO RECONSIDER

Bill Number Bill Description
1. SB 2799
Bad Policy
Alternative nicotine products; impose a tax upon and regulate under the Tobacco Tax Law.
Analysis: This bill introduces penalties for businesses that sell alternative nicotine products without a permit or to those under 21. It also introduces penalties for those under 21 who falsely claim to be 21 years or older in an attempt to purchase alternative nicotine products. It also explicitly authorizes law enforcement officers to use persons under age 21 in attempts to catch businesses not complying with the law. This bill expands government authority and degrades social responsibility.

LAID ON TABLE SUBJECT TO CALL

Bill Number Bill Description
1. SB 2771
Good Policy
Children's Promise Act; remove reverter and extend repealer on tax credits, and increase amount of credit for business enterprises.
Analysis: This bill increases the amount of allowed tax credits towards donations to charitable organizations. This will incentivize tax payers to devote more of their resources towards charitable organizations and receive more money in tax credits as a result. It also extends the repealer on a tax credit available to parents of adopted children.

GENERAL

Bill Number Bill Description
1. HB 494
Bad Policy
County purchases; increase the minimum acquisition costs of items and services for certain purposes.
Analysis: This bill raises the maximum amount a county can spend on any one purchase without reporting the purchase to the state government from $1,500 to $2,000. If anything, more oversight on what our tax dollars are spent on is necessary, not less.