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Report of All Measures

Mississippi Legislature
2018 Regular Session

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HB 1
Workers' Compensation Law; revise various provisions regarding.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sykes
HB 2
Industrial life insurers; increase maximum life insurance policy from $10,000.00 to $20,000.00.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Holland
HB 3
Health insurance policies; require coverage for hearing aids and services for children under 21.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Massengill
HB 4
Sales tax; create diversion to counties.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Miles
HB 5
Motor vehicle license plates; increase number of special that may be issued to a person with a disability which limits ability to walk.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sanford
HB 6
Estrayed livestock; impose civil and criminal penalties upon owners of for damage caused by trespass onto property of another.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Holland
HB 7
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Income tax; authorize a credit for certain small businesses that create new jobs.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Miles
HB 8
English language learners; increase funding to districts with 20% or more enrolled student population comprised of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Miles
HB 9
Campaign staff; require candidate to report the employment of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Eubanks
HB 10
Election commissioners; revise to be a nonpartisan office.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Massengill
HB 11
'Mississippi Country of Origin Labeling Law of 2009'; revise to also require notice of country of processing.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Eubanks
HB 12
Mississippi On-Farm Sales and Food Freedom Act; enact to provide greater autonomy to private agricultural producers.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Eubanks
HB 13
Milk products; exempt owners of certain milk producing animals from regulation when used for personal milk consumption.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Eubanks
HB 14
Unemployment benefits; increase individual's weekly benefit amount by $40.00.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sykes
HB 15
Vocational and technical education programs; require SBE to establish in each school district.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Miles
HB 16
Home economics; require SBE to develop curriculum for use by students in Grades 7-12.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Miles
HB 17
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Income tax; authorize a credit for certain small businesses that create new jobs.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Sykes
HB 18
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Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with improvements to Belhaven Park and Grove Park.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Sykes
HB 19
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Livable Homes Tax Credit Act; create.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Sykes
HB 20
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Motor carriers; conform code sections to reflect prior transfer of duties of PSC to MTC.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Steverson
This bill makes technical corrections to the law. It clarifies that the state's Department of Transportation is responsible for motor carrier regulations. They have already assumed these responsibilities.
HB 21
Motor vehicle license plates; allow reuse from one vehicle to another vehicle under certain conditions.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Eubanks
HB 22
Mississippi English Language Learners Scholarship Program; create under the Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship Program.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Miles
HB 23
Counties; authorize levying of certain tax in support of Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Thomas
HB 24
Statewide Assessment Program; require SBE to use ACT Aspire as summative assessment.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Miles
HB 25
Dyslexia Coordinator; require the State Dept. of Education to employ in each school district.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Miles
HB 26
Emergency Medical Technicians; authorize to carry firearms while in performance of duties.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Miles
HB 27
'Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2018'; enact.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Holland
HB 28
Cargo theft; provide for crime and penalties of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Massengill
HB 29
Student residency requirements; require State Board of Education to adopt uniform policy to be implemented by school boards.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 30
MAEP; define 'at-risk pupil' and include a child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 31
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Powell
HB 32
Post-secondary funding; provide for restored mid-level funding of community and junior colleges and increase salaries of teachers.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sykes
HB 33
Undocumented students; allow to attend college at in-state tuition rates subject to certain conditions.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sykes
HB 34
Teacher Education Scholars Forgivable Loan Program; revise minimum standards of qualifications for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Miles
HB 35
Universities and colleges; require to establish trust fund to benefit members of certain athletic teams.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 36
Universities and colleges; require to allow MS residents to register for classes before nonresident students.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Massengill
HB 37
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Sales tax; exempt sales of electricity, street lights and security equipment to homeowners' associations for security purposes.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Powell
HB 38
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'Small Town Teacher Tax Credit Act'; create to authorize an income tax credit to certain licensed teachers.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Dortch
HB 39
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Sales tax; exempt certain sales tax of tangible personal property and services to churches.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Eubanks
HB 40
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Sales tax; exempt certain sales of tangible personal property to volunteer fire departments for use solely in department purposes.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Miles
HB 41
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Income tax; authorize a credit for costs incurred for storm shelter/safe room for primary residence.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Miles
HB 42
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Income tax; authorize a credit for taxpayers who serve as volunteer firefighters.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Miles
HB 43
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Local Taxation and Tax Extension Authority Act; create.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Eubanks
HB 44
Insurance fraud; provide civil immunity for certain reporting when done in good faith.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Steverson
HB 45
Abortion; provide that inducing or performing is unlawful.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Eubanks
HB 46
Disinterment of buried human bodies; define persons having right of consent to.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Holland
HB 47
Mississippi Adult Health and Privacy Act; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Eubanks
HB 48
Universities and colleges; require to provide mental health assessment to member of school athletic teams.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 49
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Fire trucks; require certain to use blue colored electric lights on the rear of the vehicle.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Hale
This bill increases criminal penalties for individuals who use blue lights on private vehicles. The current penalty is a fine to be set by a judge. This bill would make the fine a mandatory $500 and up to 6 months in jail. Increasing penalties is not the best way to address this nonviolent offense. It will increase the scope and size of government, along with the tax burden on local jurisdictions.
HB 50
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Open preferential primaries; establish.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Boyd
HB 51
Sales tax; divert a portion of revenue to counties in which certain tax increment financing districts are located.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Busby
HB 52
Delinquent county garbage fees; provide nonrenewal of driver's licenses for nonpayment.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Boyd
HB 53
Chickasawhay Natural Gas District; delete prohibition on distributing funds to municipalities within.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Shirley
HB 54
Community colleges; county taxes collected for shall be transmitted directly to instead of to chancery clerk.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Kinkade
HB 55
Amount paid to regional correctional facilities by Department of Corrections; increase to $41.00 per day.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 56
Nonviolent offenders convicted on or after July 1, 2014; make eligible for parole without parole hearing if certain conditions met.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Kinkade
This bill eliminates conditional parole opportunities for some individuals serving in Mississippi prisons. This is an important part of our criminal justice system which makes it easier for individuals who have served their time to re-enter society and the workforce.
HB 57
MS Prison Industries Corporation; may utilize county or municipal inmate labor under certain circumstances.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Denny
HB 58
Case plans for parole-eligible inmates; require for nonviolent inmates convicted on or after July 1, 2014.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Kinkade
HB 59
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Offenders convicted of a crime of violence; strike reference that such offenders are eligible for parole.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Kinkade
This bill makes a technical correction to the law that says people convicted of violent offenses are not eligible for parole release. This is the law currently, but some have argued that this provision allows parole. The courts have ruled against this interpretation, and this bill just closes that potential loophole. It has no impact on actual release procedures.
HB 60
Emergency leave for certain offenders due to death/sickness in family; revise security escort requirement.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Kinkade
HB 61
DOC; authorize to transfer disruptive technical violation center offender to general population under certain circumstances.
       03/07 (S) Died On Calendar
Kinkade
Technical violation centers are intended to help people on parole make adjustments to their lifestyle, it's not intended as a form of punitive incarceration. This bill gives the Department of Corrections unlimited authority to transfer offenders from technical violation centers to prisons, which have very different atmospheres and purposes, if they are being "disruptive." A better solution would be to limit how and why they should send offenders back to prison.
HB 62
Pre-election day voting; authorize.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Denny
HB 63
Precinct boundaries; prohibit altering for certain time of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Denny
HB 64
Election commissioners; increase the per diem paid for performing duties on nonelection days.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Denny
HB 65
Online voter registration; revise to allow for first-time voters to register through.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Denny
HB 66
Election commissioners; authorize per diem for up to five additional days for additional duties of the chair of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Denny
HB 67
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Sales tax; exempt retail sales of school supplies during the last weekend in July.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Busby
HB 68
Public school students; authorize use of community service as a disciplinary alternative to suspension or expulsion.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 69
Dating violence; require school districts to adopt policy and educate students on.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 70
School resource officers; clarify ability to make arrests on school property.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 71
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School ad valorem tax levy; authorize levying authority for certain districts to approve, in full or in part, requests for certain increases.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Chism
HB 72
School board members; authorize removal of those in municipal and municipal separate school districts for just cause.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Chism
HB 73
School administrators; require to report acts of violence resulting in injury to local law enforcement authorities.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 74
Mississippi Eyes on Smiling Students Health Act; enact to require vision screening and oral health assessments for certain students.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 75
Compulsory school attendance; revise to remove certain excused absences.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Zuber
HB 76
Insurance; require certain consumer information and notice and availability of mediation regarding balance billing.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dortch
HB 77
Workers' Compensation Law; increase maximum total recovery under to 520 weeks.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 78
Workers' Compensation; increase maximum total recovery and remove cap on permanent total disability compensation.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sykes
HB 79
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Surplus lines insurance; extend repealer on law prescribing nonadmitted policy fee for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Chism
HB 80
Motor vehicles; prohibit travel in outermost left lane except under certain conditions.
       03/15 Approved by Governor
Busby
This bill creates a new traffic offense for driving in the left lane. This expands the role of government and will inevitably lead to more tickets and indirect taxation.
HB 81
Natural gas vehicles; authorize a weight limit increase for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Busby
HB 82
Appropriation; Office of Capital Post-Conviction Counsel for representing all post-capital conviction appeals.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Kinkade
This is an Appropriation bill with a placeholder number. The bill cannot become law in its current form. The Appropriations committee will continue to work on the bill and determine the final appropriation later in the process.
HB 83
Appropriation; Health Department for support of Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
This is an Appropriation bill with a placeholder number. The bill cannot become law in its current form. The Appropriations committee will continue to work on the bill and determine the final appropriation later in the process.
HB 84
Appropriation; Department of Health for a grant to the Southern Health Commission in Washington County.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
This is an Appropriation bill with a placeholder number. The bill cannot become law in its current form. The Appropriations committee will continue to work on the bill and determine the final appropriation later in the process.
HB 85
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Homeowner's Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program; establish.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 86
Appropriation; Department of Health to establish and operate two STD/HIV specialty clinics.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
This is an Appropriation bill with a placeholder number. The bill cannot become law in its current form. The Appropriations committee will continue to work on the bill and determine the final appropriation later in the process.
HB 87
'Mississippi Promise Scholarship Act of 2018'; establish to provide tuition assistance for tuition free community and junior college attendance.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Paden
HB 88
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Bonds; authorize for capital improvements at Alcorn State University, Jackson State University and Mississippi Valley State University.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Sykes
HB 89
Jackson State University; designate as the State of Mississippi's preeminent public urban research university.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sykes
HB 90
IHL Board; require permanent appointment of alumni from Alcorn State, Jackson State and Mississippi Valley State Universities to.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sykes
HB 91
Motor vehicle liability insurance; provide higher minimum amounts for commercial motor vehicle.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bell (65th)
HB 92
Motor vehicle liability insurance;increase mandatory minimum for commercial motor vehicles and provide CSL option.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bell (65th)
HB 93
Early voting; authorize for qualified electors otherwise unable to vote on election day.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clarke
HB 94
Employment application form; prohibit criminal background information from being asked on.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sykes
HB 95
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Mississippi Department of Labor; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Paden
HB 96
Mississippi State Workforce Investment Board; expand membership to include a woman and require gender equity in certain workforce development systems.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Paden
HB 97
Conjugal visits; prohibit for offenders committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Shirley
HB 98
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Alcoholic beverages; allow direct sales and shipments of wine to be made to residents in this state.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Busby
HB 99
Bonds; revise purposes for which bonds authorized for City of Saltillo may be used.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Turner
HB 100
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Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Delta Blues Museum with installation of permanent exhibits.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Paden
HB 101
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Ad valorem tax; provide partial exemption for certain business personal property.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Shirley
HB 102
MS School for the Deaf; authorize creation of nonprofit entity for fundraising activities.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sanford
HB 103
Assistant teachers; increase salary to $15,000.00 by providing incremental raises until the 2022-2023 school year at $500.00 per year.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sanford
HB 104
Youth and Community Safety Act; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 105
Teacher licensure; authorize SDE to issue Nontraditional Teaching Route - Standard License to certain individuals with advanced degrees.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Busby
HB 106
Assistant teachers; require school districts to notify of nonreemployment within 10 days after adopting budget.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Paden
HB 107
'Pledge of Allegiance'; fine schools that fail to recite daily within the first hour of class.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Shirley
HB 108
Appropriation; Mississippi Delta Strategic Compact.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 109
Legislative Public Project Grant Program; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 110
'Mississippi River Delta Promise Zone Act of 2018'; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 111
Mississippi Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund; establish and authorize Mississippi Home Corporation to administer.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 112
Mississippi River Delta Promise Zone Act of 2018; create and divert portion of state gaming revenue to assist in carrying out purposes of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 113
Offender serving sentence in technical violation center for violation report; require sentence to run concurrently for each violation.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
This bill clarifies that for individuals serving time for technical violations of their parole, the time shall run concurrently. This follows the original intent of the law and promotes employment by limiting the time that individuals serve in technical violation centers.
HB 114
Nursing; delete requirement that advanced practice registered nurses have collaborative relationship with physician.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dortch
HB 115
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Ad valorem tax; exempt certain business personal property from.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Carpenter
HB 116
Board of trustees for county or municipal public libraries; revise qualifications for library director in certain counties.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Straughter
HB 117
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Municipal Crime Prevention Fund; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sykes
HB 118
Local governments capital improvements revolving loan program; include municipal natural gas facilities.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Faulkner
HB 119
Transportation; transfer law enforcement duties of MDOT to the Department of Public Safety.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Carpenter
HB 120
Emergency evacuation order; prohibit employer from terminating or discriminating against an employee who evacuates under.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sykes
HB 121
Nursing Board; require to authorize nursing license applicants to have fingerprints taken at locations outside Jackson area.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Holland
HB 122
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Rural broadband initiative; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 123
Smoking; prohibit in motor vehicle with child passenger under age six.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 124
'Mobile Personal Hygiene Pilot Program Act of 2018'; create and authorize JSU to administer.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bell (65th)
HB 125
School curriculum; require voter education as a component of the U.S. Government course.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 126
Trimester School Year Pilot Program; establish.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 127
Legislature; limit introduction of general bills requiring majority vote for passage to sessions in even-numbered years.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Zuber
HB 128
Medicaid; require Governor and Division of Medicaid to negotiate to obtain federal waiver to expand Medicaid coverage.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dortch
HB 129
State employees; provide for increase in annual compensation for those with an annual gross salary of less than $50,000.00.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Miles
HB 130
Holy Bible; designate as the official state book of Mississippi.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Miles
HB 131
Prescription monitoring program; require dispenser/prescriber to check database before dispensing/prescribing certain drugs.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Holland
HB 132
Adverse possession cases; require losing party to pay court costs and attorney's fees.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Boyd
HB 133
Governing authorities of counties and cities; authorize to recover actual costs of enforcing ordinance, zoning law or regulation.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Kinkade
HB 134
Motor vehicles; allow towing company to retain possession of personal items contained in until towing and storage fees have been paid.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Evans (45th)
HB 135
Concealed firearms on school premises; authorize local school board to adopt policy permitting certain school employees to carry.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Carpenter
HB 136
Comprehensive eye examination; require for certain students upon enrollment in public school or private school approved by the SBE.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 137
Prohibition on Price Gouging for Essential Drugs Act; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bell (65th)
HB 138
Social host; revise penalties for certain violations.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Touchstone
HB 139
Marijuana possession; provide civil penalty for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Holloway
HB 140
Mississippi Tobacco Minimum Legal Sale Age of 21 Act; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 141
Mississippi Special Needs Housing Steering Council; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 142
Smoke-free Air Act of 2018; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 143
Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning; reconstitute.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 144
Mississippi Skill Standards Board; create as an advisory board on industry standards.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 145
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Board of Barber Examiners; revise certain provisions of barbering laws.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Evans (45th)
HB 146
Health; State Health Officer shall develop program to close the gap in health status of gender and racial groups.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 147
Medical records; persons seeking disability benefits may obtain at no charge until final determination of disability.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 148
Chronic Diseases; direct Health Department to establish WISEWOMAN and WISEMAN programs to reduce incidence of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 149
Child care; DHS transfer to CCDF $40 million of unspent TANF funds from prior fiscal year.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Paden
HB 150
Nurse-Family Partnership Pilot Program; require to be established and funded through TANF funds.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dortch
HB 151
Counties; authorize donation to Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Thomas
HB 152
Hunting regulation changes; require MS Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to provide certain public notice of proposed.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Boyd
HB 153
Retail businesses; those that accept credit cards for payment shall have cameras to record persons using the cards.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clarke
HB 154
Assistant Teacher Forgivable Loan Program; revise to increase financial assistance to those pursuing teacher licensure.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Boyd
HB 155
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State buildings; rename certain designated building as the 'William Lowe (Bill) Waller, Sr., Building.'
       03/16 Approved by Governor
Gunn
This bill renames a state building to honor Mr. William Lowe (Bill) Waller, Sr.
HB 156
Community and Police Safety Act; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 157
State agency travel; direct DFA to advertise and enter into contracts for additional vehicle rental services.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sanford
HB 158
Protective orders; prohibit unit prices within procurement contracts from being protected under.
       03/15 Approved by Governor
Turner
This bill expands transparency by stating that prices the state pays for products are subject to public records requests.
HB 159
Advertisements for competitive bids; require to be posted on the procurement portal website.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Turner
HB 160
Critical Teacher Shortage Area License; create alternative license to be issued for educators who teach in designated areas of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Paden
HB 161
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All-terrain vehicles; require owners to obtain a certificate of number.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 162
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All-terrain vehicles; create voluntary certificate of number system, mandatory for public lands, with Mississippi Department of WF&P.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 163
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Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Yazoo County with renovation of county courthouse.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 164
Proclamation of a local emergency; allow president of county board of supervisors to declare.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Burnett
This bill expands local autonomy by allowing the President of a local board to declare an emergency. Currently, only the board or mayor can issue this declaration.
HB 165
County court administrator; require counties to pay salary directly to.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Kinkade
HB 166
Proclamation of a local emergency; allow boards of supervisors to authorize certain county officials to declare.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Kinkade
HB 167
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Counties and municipalities; revise how rates for electronic payments are assessed.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Busby
HB 168
Blue; designate as the official state color.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Holloway
HB 169
Hunters trespassing; hunting deer or wild hogs with dogs on any WMA not prohibited when retrieving dogs on private property.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Boyd
HB 170
Squirrel season; extend through the first week of March.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Gipson
HB 171
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Alcoholic beverages; revise privilege tax for certain manufacturer's permits under Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
       03/13 (S) Died In Committee
Zuber
This bill reduces the intrusiveness by reducing the fee that alcohol producers must pay for a license.
HB 172
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Income tax; authorize a credit for taxpayers that employ persons convicted of certain felony offenses.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Carpenter
HB 173
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Sales tax; revise time for exemption on retail sales of certain clothing from last weekend in July to first weekend in August.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Zuber
HB 174
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Income tax; authorize a credit for taxpayers that employ persons convicted of certain nonviolent crimes.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Arnold
HB 175
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Income tax; authorize a credit for taxpayers that employ persons convicted of certain nonviolent offenses.
       03/13 (S) Died In Committee
Arnold
This bill reduces the tax burden for companies that hire individuals who were convicted of a nonviolent offense. The state should seek to increase employability among these individuals and decrease the aggregate tax burden for everyone.
HB 176
Ad valorem tax; remove the provision that prescribes the manner in which affordable rental housing must be appraised.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Kinkade
HB 177
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Homestead exemption; provide additional exemption for certain persons 65 years of age or older or totally disabled.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Barton
HB 178
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Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Town of Friars Point in constructing a community center.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Burnett
HB 179
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County vehicles and road equipment; authorize boards of supervisors to allow use between county departments.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Kinkade
HB 180
Supervisors and municipal governing authorities; require taking of course related to offices upon being elected.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 181
Law Enforcement Death Benefits Trust Fund; authorize transfers from rainy day fund when trust funds are insufficient.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hale
HB 182
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Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with improvements to Laurel Street Park and Medgar Evers Community Center and Park.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Sykes
HB 183
Heroin and Fentanyl; provide punishment for transfer and possession with intent to transfer.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baker
HB 184
School superintendents; revise authority to assign certain students who the youth court orders to be enrolled.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Faulkner
HB 185
Lamar county; authorize transfer of certain special funds to the general fund of the county.
       02/21 Approved by Governor
Touchstone
This bill allows Lamar County to transfer money from their local sanitation fund to the county's general fund to meet other budgetary needs.
HB 186
Tunica County; authorize contributions to Tunica County Economic Development Foundation, Inc.
       03/28 (S) Died In Committee
Burnett
This bill allows a county to transfer taxpayer dollars directly to a private entity.
HB 187
Historic Courthouse Fund; create to provide grants to counties for maintenance/restoration of historic courthouses.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 188
State construction projects; bring forward sections pertaining to acquisition, audit and inventory of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Weathersby
HB 189
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Free port warehouse; revise property stored in that is eligible for exemption from ad valorem tax.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Reynolds
HB 190
Organized retail theft; provide definition of.
       02/08 (H) Died On Calendar
Patterson
This bill codifies the crime of retail theft, which is defined as stealing retail quantities of items for the purpose of reselling. Other organized theft penalties are applied, which is a maximum of 20 years and/or $25,000.
HB 191
Sales tax; increase diversion to municipalities.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Rushing
HB 192
Alcoholic beverages, beer and light wine; make lawful to transport unopened on state and federal highways in dry areas.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Bennett
This bill expands freedom by allowing for unopened containers of alcohol to be transported across highways in areas that have placed restrictions on the sale of alcohol locally.
HB 193
Commercial motor vehicles; require to travel in right-hand lane on certain segment of U.S. Hwy 49 in Rankin County.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Patterson
HB 194
Shoplifting; revise penalties.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Patterson
This bill expands the scope of state government by raising low-level misdemeanor shoplifting of less than $1,000 to a felony offense. This will lead to more state resources spent on crimes that are better handled at the local misdemeanor level.
HB 195
Indecent assault; create crime of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bennett
This bill creates the crime of indecent assault for people who touch others for lustful purposes. The initial penalty is up to 6 months in jail and/or $5,000. Subsequent offenses are felonies punished by up to 5 years in prison and $5,000. This offense can currently be prosecuted by existing criminal statutes.
HB 196
Gaming; make certain scratch cards unlawful.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bennett
HB 197
Mississippi Telephone Solicitation Act; add 'political calls' as prohibited under the act.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bennett
HB 198
Remedial education; prohibit funding at postsecondary level of education and require to be provided before high school graduation.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bennett
HB 199
Civil actions; provide that property and casualty insurers have burden of proof for exclusions in 'all perils' coverage policy.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bennett
HB 200
Holmes County State Park; Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks may lease land in and contract for services to operate.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 201
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Housing repair grant program; authorize issuance of bonds to provide funds for grants to low income individuals for home repair.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 202
Disabilities, persons with; modernize terminology used to refer to.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 203
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Free port warehouse; revise property stored in that is eligible for exemption from ad valorem taxes.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Reynolds
HB 204
National Board Certified Teachers; authorize additional supplement to those teaching in Holmes and Tallahachie Counties.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Reynolds
HB 205
Expungement; authorize for nonviolent felony convictions.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Reynolds
HB 206
Railroad crossings; require MDOT to review all passive crossings to determine if any are particularly dangerous.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Holloway
HB 207
Mississippi Employment Protection Act; repeal.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sykes
HB 208
'Mississippi Universal Prekindergarten Program Act of 2018'; enact.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 209
MAEP; increase adjustment to base student cost for at-risk students.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 210
School social workers and psychologists; authorize districts to employ and receive partial state reimbursement for salaries.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 211
Schools in district transformation; prohibit mandatory consolidation if progressing toward termination of transformation status.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Holloway
HB 212
Assistant Teacher Elevated Salary Waiver Program; enact to compensate eligible assistant teacher at level of licensed teachers.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dortch
HB 213
Family dynamics; include in public school curriculum as a required component.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clarke
HB 214
Small School District Equipment, Maintenance and Infrastructure Grant; create to assist certain school districts.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Rushing
HB 215
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Sales tax; exempt retail sales of school supplies during the last weekend in July.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Rushing
HB 216
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Income tax; exclude overtime compensation from gross income.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 217
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Ad valorem tax; exempt certain business personal property from.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Foster
HB 218
Sales tax; increase diversion to municipalities and create diversion to counties, use revenue for street/road improvements.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Foster
HB 219
Deceased bodies; require report of, if found.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
DeLano
HB 220
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Local Governments MSWIN Infrastructure and Equipment Revolving Loan Program; create.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
DeLano
HB 221
State song; designate 'Mississippi' by Ed Thomas as.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
DeLano *
HB 222
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Taxation; revise definition of 'hotel' or 'motel' under local and private laws that tax hotels and motels.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
DeLano
HB 223
Appropriation; DFA to study certain aspects of alcoholic beverage industry and operations of the ABCD.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
DeLano
This is an Appropriation bill with a placeholder number. The bill cannot become law in its current form. The Appropriations committee will continue to work on the bill and determine the final appropriation later in the process.
HB 224
State employees; authorize agencies to grant administrative leave to certain members of Civil Air Patrol.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
DeLano
HB 225
Cosmetology; board shall issue license by reciprocity to persons who present certain documentation.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Foster
HB 226
Abortion; prohibit after heartbeat is detectable.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Foster
HB 227
Youth court; authorize electronic monitoring as disposition alternative in delinquency cases.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 228
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Income tax; authorize counties and municipalities to collect certain debts by setoff against the debtor's income tax refund.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
DeLano
HB 229
Small water crafts; clarify authority of certain municipalities to create harbors and recreational parks for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
DeLano
HB 230
Tax increment financing; clarify what constitutes cost of a redevelopment project under.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
DeLano
HB 231
Emergency phone service and enhanced wireless emergency phone service; bring forward sections for possible amendment.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
DeLano
HB 232
State inmate eligible for release, certain; require to receive certain notification regarding searches after inmate is released.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
DeLano
This bill requires the Department of Corrections to give individual adequate notice of the terms of their parole before they are released.
HB 233
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Sales tax; reduce rate on retail sales of motorcycles.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
DeLano
HB 234
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Sales tax; reduce rate on retail sales of motorcycles.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
DeLano
HB 235
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Local Privilege Tax law; authorize tax collectors to use electronic signatures and storage in connection with.
       03/15 Approved by Governor
DeLano
This bill modernizes tax collection statutes by allowing local tax collectors to use electronic signatures.
HB 236
Firearms; prohibit altering serial number.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
DeLano
HB 237
State boundaries; clarify in statute.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Eubanks
HB 238
Mineral interests; revert to surface owner after certain period of time.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Boyd
HB 239
Criminal investigators; add two to the 21st Circuit Court District.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 240
Expungement; revise list of felonies that may be authorized for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 241
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Expungement; authorize for certain nonviolent felony convictions.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Faulkner
HB 242
Purchase of automatic weapon; place certain restrictions on.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 243
Littering violations; increase penalties for.
       02/08 (H) Died On Calendar
Sanford
This bill vastly increases penalties for littering. It institutes a $2,500 fine for third offense littering along with 80 hours of mandated community service. It also requires that the fees be split between law enforcement agencies and MDOT. This bill would increase penalties on those who can least afford it. While littering is a behavior that should be curbed, stacking additional fines on citizens expands the scope and intrusiveness of government and is unlikely to solve the problem.
HB 244
Death penalty; prohibit imposition when based solely on circumstantial evidence.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clarke
HB 245
Firearms; prohibit discharge near petroleum.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clarke
HB 246
Restoration of suffrage; prescribe conditions that do not require legislative action for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clarke
HB 247
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Bonds; authorize issuance for capital improvements at Alcorn State University.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Holloway
HB 248
Emerging Crops Fund; require MDA to increase amount to the Small Farm and Agribusiness Center at Alcorn.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Holloway
HB 249
Appropriation; IHL for Alcorn State University for renovating the Whitney Health and P.E. Complex or constructing a new academic convocation center.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Holloway
This is an Appropriation bill with a placeholder number. The bill cannot become law in its current form. The Appropriations committee will continue to work on the bill and determine the final appropriation later in the process.
HB 250
Appropriation; IHL for Alcorn State University for improving campus safety and security.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Holloway
This is an Appropriation bill with a placeholder number. The bill cannot become law in its current form. The Appropriations committee will continue to work on the bill and determine the final appropriation later in the process.
HB 251
Retirement; PERS members convicted of job-related felonies shall be terminated from system.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Rushing
HB 252
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Income and sales tax; job tax credit for supermarkets in economically distressed communities, sales tax exemption for materials.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Dortch
HB 253
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Income tax; authorize a credit for cost of new alternative fueling infrastructure.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Dortch
HB 254
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Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions regarding exemption for property of religious entities.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Clarke
HB 255
Ad valorem tax; remove the provision that prescribes the manner in which affordable rental housing must be appraised.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Rushing
HB 256
Department of Public Safety and Corrections; require to pay certain employees for all accumulated comp time upon termination or death.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sykes
HB 257
Appropriation; Archives and History for Scott Ford House to develop two historic properties in Jackson.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Sykes
HB 258
MS Affordable Housing Trust Fund; create to assist in the development, rehabilitation and preservation of affordable housing.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sykes
HB 259
State employees; provide for increase in annual compensation for those with annual salary under $50,000.00.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sykes
HB 260
Trooper training class; require Legislature to appropriate funds in 2018 and 2019 to defray expenses of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Miles
HB 261
Attorney General investigators; provide for increase in annual compensation for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Miles
HB 262
MS Highway Safety Patrol and Bureau of Narcotics; increase salaries by $2,500.00 for sworn officers.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Miles
HB 263
Mental Health Department employees; provide for increase in annual compensation for those with annual salary under $20,000.00.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Miles
HB 264
MS Highway Safety Patrol; increase salaries of sworn officers by $5,000.00.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Steverson
HB 265
Appropriation; Archives and History for Scott Ford House to develop two historic properties in Jackson.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Clarke
HB 266
Appropriation; IHL for Alcorn State University for expansion of research and production of shiitake mushrooms.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Holloway
HB 267
Appropriation; IHL for Alcorn State University Agricultural Programs for renovation and repair of aquaculture facility.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Holloway
HB 268
Appropriation; IHL for Alcorn State University for making modifications to buildings to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Holloway
HB 269
Appropriation; IHL for Alcorn State University for design and planning of construction of new student union complex.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Holloway
HB 270
PERS; no retiree shall receive allowance from while under contract with state agency as a consultant or advisor.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Boyd
HB 271
Salary increases for legislators; make effective for term of office after term in which salary is increased.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Boyd
HB 272
Wildlife management areas; authorize commission to designate zones for hunting deer and wild hogs with dogs in regulated season.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Boyd
HB 273
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Mineral interest; revise procedure for payment of taxes.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Boyd
HB 274
Mineral rights; revert to surface owner after certain period of time.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Evans (45th)
HB 275
State Health Insurance Plan; require to cover certain annual examinations.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Boyd
HB 276
Right to vote; restore to people who committed nonviolent disqualifying crimes upon meeting certain requirements.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Reynolds
HB 277
Power of attorney; authorize to become effective upon a future event.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Reynolds
HB 278
All-terrain vehicles; require retailers to maintain certain records of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 279
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Income tax; exempt income of certain mental health professionals providing services in critical mental health services shortage areas.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Reynolds
HB 280
MS Telephone Solicitation Act; increase penalties for violations of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Arnold
HB 281
Religious structures; prohibit removal from public property.
       02/08 (H) Died On Calendar
Arnold
This bill prevents the removal of any religious structures of historical significance from any public property in the state.
HB 282
Child support arrearage; require electronic house arrest for certain person found in contempt for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Arnold
HB 283
Appropriation; Department of Public Safety for highway patrol trooper training class.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Miles
HB 284
Appropriations; New Site Water Association for repair of water tank.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Arnold
HB 285
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Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize issuance to recipients of Combat Action Ribbon.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Arnold
HB 286
Right to vote; restore to veterans who committed nonviolent disqualifying crimes upon completing the sentencing requirements.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Reynolds
HB 287
Professional school counselors; establish pilot program in certain school districts with high incidences of teen pregnancy.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clarke
HB 288
State and federally funded advertising; prohibit elected state officials from visibly or audibly participating in the making of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baker
HB 289
State-assisted Local Road Construction and Maintenance Program; create for counties and municipalities under certain populations.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Rushing
HB 290
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Ad valorem tax; exempt certain business personal property from.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Shirley
HB 291
Delinquent county garbage fees; require notice of such fees be provided to person who owes the fees within certain time period.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Holland
HB 292
Headlights; require to be used whenever windshield wipers necessitated.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Holloway
HB 293
Student transfers between school districts; require approved transfer to remain in effect unless student's address changes.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Shirley
HB 294
Ad valorem taxes; allow local contribution to follow students who transfer to another school district.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Shirley
HB 295
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Driver's license; authorize issuance of hardship license to persons who have their licenses suspended as a result of being out of compliance with order for support.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 296
Salaries; limit those of certain public officers to no more than 150% of the Governor's salary.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Shirley
HB 297
Public Utilities Act; clarify that customer deposit is included in definition of 'rate.'
       03/16 Approved by Governor
Sanford
This bill increases the regulatory scope of government by expanding the powers of the public service commission. It expands the definition of 'rate' to include deposits.
HB 298
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Community public water system board members; increase maximum fee for materials and training actual costs.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sanford
HB 299
School curriculum; require comprehensive Mississippi History course for public school students in Grade 9.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 300
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Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for public school capital improvements.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 301
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Housing Loan Assistance Pilot Program; create and authorize bonds to provide funds for.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 302
Appropriation; Mental Health for additional funding for crisis centers and outpatient services.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 303
Life jackets; increase minimum age of person required to wear on certain vessels.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 304
Tuition waiver; provide for certain foster and adopted children and wards of the state to attend a state-supported IHL.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 305
Medicaid; require Governor and Division of Medicaid to negotiate to obtain federal waiver to expand Medicaid coverage.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 306
PERS; allow retirees to teach in critical needs areas and work full time and receive full salary for three years.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 307
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Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Holmes County with improvements to county roads and buildings.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 308
Joint state-county work program; require DOC to utilize under certain circumstances.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 309
Health insurance policies; require coverage for certain obesity treatments.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 310
Minimum wage; establish at $8.25 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 311
Counties; authorize to pay poll workers certain mileage.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 312
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Income tax; authorize credit for certain child care expenses, child care centers and child care center teachers and directors.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 313
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Bonds; create rural counties and municipalities cellular and broadband grant program and authorize issuance of bonds.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 314
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Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Town of Tchula with road improvements.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 315
CON; remove end-stage renal disease facilities from application of law.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 316
State flag; revise design of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sykes
HB 317
Juneteenth Freedom Day; designate as day of commemoration, not paid legal holiday.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 318
Lyme Disease Awareness Month; designate the month of May of each year as.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
DeLano
HB 319
National board certified school nurses; remove cap on number of eligible for annual salary supplement.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Read
HB 320
Education Enhancement Fund; delete requirement to deposit certain sum from into Working Cash-Stabilization Reserve Fund.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Read
This bill gives the legislature additional authority to appropriate restricted state funds.
HB 321
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Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements at the state-owned shipyard in Jackson County.
       03/13 (S) Died In Committee
Read
This bill grows the size of government. It borrows more money at taxpayer's expense, adding to the state's debt. The state should prioritize existing tax dollars for infrastructure projects and reduce the debt.
HB 322
Crime Victims' Compensation Fund; delete language providing that expenses of shall be paid from General Fund.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Read
This bill gives the legislature more flexibility to appropriate tax dollars by removing the requirement that money in the Crime Victims' Compensation Fund must come from the state's General Fund.
HB 323
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Homeowners insurance; provide premium discount or reduction for new homes built to resist windstorms.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Chism
This bill places a new mandate on insurance companies by requiring them to issue discounts to certain policyholders. Government insurance mandates drive up costs of coverage. Individuals and insurance companies should be able to negotiate the terms of policies themselves.
HB 324
MS Vehicle Insurance Verification System; require certain look back at violations using.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Chism
HB 325
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MS Vehicle Insurance Verification System; revise various laws regarding.
       04/13 Approved by Governor
Chism
This bill, as amended, provides protections to make it easier for individuals to get their driver's licenses back after their car insurance has lapsed.
HB 326
Firefighter Property Program; allow board of supervisors to expend funds necessary to personal property acquired through.
       03/05 Approved by Governor
Chism
This bill gives counties the authority to purchase insurance and tags for property acquired by local fire departments through a Firefighter Property Program.
HB 327
State and county general elections; move to same time and years as congressional elections.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wilson
HB 328
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Homestead exemption; increase for persons 70 years of age or older.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Mims
HB 329
Prescription drugs; health insurance policies must allow for partial refills for purposes of medication synchronization.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Mims
HB 330
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MS Rural Fire Truck Equipment and Apparatus Grant Program; create and fund with sex offender registry fee.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Mims
HB 331
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Mississippi Individual On-Site Wastewater Disposal System Law; extend repealer on and revise various provisions of.
       03/09 Approved by Governor
Mims
This bill reenacts a number of regulations on individuals who install water treatment systems.
HB 332
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Medicaid; provide option for reimbursement of outpatient services at certain rural hospitals based on 101% of Medicare rate.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Mims
HB 333
Pre-election day voting; authorize for 20 days before an election.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Blackmon
HB 334
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Sales tax; reduce/eliminate certain exemptions.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Johnson (94th)
HB 335
Insurance rebate monies; increase amount deposited into Municipal Fire Protection Fund and the County Volunteer Fire Department Fund.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Mims
HB 336
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Open primaries elections; authorize for state, county and municipal offices.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Horne
HB 337
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Homestead exemption; increase for persons 65 years of age or older or totally disabled.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Horne
HB 338
Contract lobbyists; prohibit agencies, universities and colleges from hiring with public funds.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Horne
HB 339
Bonds; mandate election on issue of county or municipal bonds.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Horne
HB 340
'Mississippi Universal Prekindergarten Program Act of 2018'; enact.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Blackmon
HB 341
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Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to the Freedom House in Canton.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Blackmon
HB 342
Law enforcement officers; require to provide mental health evaluation within 24 hours of arrest and establish training standards.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Blackmon
HB 343
Circuit and county courts; authorize to obtain certain mental health records for bond/sentencing hearings.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Blackmon
HB 344
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Excise tax on gasoline and diesel; revise rate.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Johnson (94th)
HB 345
Salaries of state and state district elected officials; increase.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Smith
HB 346
Department of Revenue; authorize to compromise and settle tax liabilities with taxpayers.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wilson
HB 347
Legislative session; revise occurrence of regular session to once every two years.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wilson
HB 348
Legislature; reduce size of beginning with the 2023 statewide general election.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wilson
HB 349
Election contests; revise procedures for deciding those that result after primary elections.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wilson
HB 350
Consigned motor fuels; provide crime for theft of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Smith
HB 351
Financial Transparency in Education Act; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Smith
HB 352
School district accountability; require SBE to develop differential component with alternative measures of success.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Blackmon
HB 353
School Board members; increase annual salary of and remove prohibition on membership in PERS.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Smith
HB 354
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General fund revenue; provide that percent of growth in will be used for repair and maintenance of state and local roads.
       03/28 (H) Died In Conference
Gunn
This bill requires that a portion of general fund revenue growth be allocated to road and bridge construction and repair, divided equally among cities and counties.
HB 355
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MDOT; remove from State Personnel Board.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Busby
This bill removes Personnel Board requirements from the Department of Transportation and the Department of Child Protective Services. This will increase efficiency by giving the agency more latitude in hiring and firing employees.
HB 356
MDOT; remove from State Personnel Board.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Gunn
HB 357
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Bonds; authorize issuance to assist municipalities and counties with bridge improvements.
       03/13 (S) Died In Committee
Gunn
This bill borrows $50 million at taxpayer's expense to send additional funds to cities and counties for road work. The state should prioritize existing tax dollars for road repair instead of adding to the state's debt.
HB 358
Use tax; provide that portion of revenue collected from certain taxpayers will be used for road and bridge repair and improvements.
       02/08 (H) Died On Calendar
Gunn
This bill requires that a portion of use tax revenue growth be allocated to road and bridge construction and repair.
HB 359
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State road construction; prohibit if construction has not begun and right-of-way has not been acquired.
       02/12 (H) Died On Calendar
Gunn
This bill prioritizes maintenance of existing roads by pausing new road construction that has not yet begun. This ensures that the Department of Transportation is spending dollars most efficiently to repair existing infrastructure.
HB 360
Contracts; prohibit dividing of to avoid certain competitive purchasing procedures.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Turner
HB 361
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Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for establishing Business Impact Center at Alcorn State University site in Mound Bayou.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hudson
HB 362
Appropriation; IHL to establish Business Impact Center at Alcorn State site in Mound Bayou.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hudson
HB 363
Appropriation; Cleveland School District for constructing and equipping a new school.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hudson
HB 364
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Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Cleveland School District with construction of a new school.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hudson
HB 365
Appropriation; City of Mound Bayou to make improvements to existing city pool.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hudson
HB 366
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Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Mound Bayou with improvements to city pool.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hudson
HB 367
Appropriation; North Bolivar Consolidated School District for costs of repairs, renovations and upgrades at two high schools.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hudson
HB 368
Community colleges; allow to dispose of surplus property like a municipality, county or school board.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Snowden
HB 369
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Ad valorem tax; authorize partial exemption for agricultural land that is converted to a residential use.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Snowden
HB 370
Community colleges; enact uniform rules for the sale or disposal of surplus property owned by a community college district.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Snowden
HB 371
State holidays; designate the third Monday of January as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and designate the fourth Monday of January as Robert E. Lee's birthday.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Karriem
HB 372
State flag; provide that Magnolia Flag will be an additional design of the official flag.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Snowden
HB 373
House Rule 11A; amend to authorize personal staff for each member of the House.
       03/28 (H) Died In Committee
Hudson
HB 374
Appropriation; City of Shelby for constructing a downtown walking trail and playground.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hudson
HB 375
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Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the City of Shelby with improvements to downtown walking track.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hudson
HB 376
Appropriation; Sunflower County for costs of researching whether windmills are a viable source of county power.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hudson
HB 377
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Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Sunflower County in researching wind energy as a viable source of power for the county.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hudson
HB 378
Appropriation; MDA for revolving loan program for rural counties and municipalities to improve infrastructure.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hudson
HB 379
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Bonds; create a rural counties and municipalities emergency infrastructure loan program and authorize issuance of bonds.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hudson
HB 380
Municipalities; authorize to enter into interlocal agreement with rural water association regarding sewer services.
       03/08 Approved by Governor
Sanford
This bill expands local control by allowing municipalities to enter into operation agreements with rural water associations. This would provide more water access options for citizens.
HB 381
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Bonds; authorize issuance for the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District in paying costs associated with the repair of seawalls.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Powell
HB 382
Uninsured motorist coverage; provide that limits will be equal to liability coverage unless insured selects otherwise.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Watson
HB 383
MS Center for Legal Services Corporation Fund; create and authorize deposits into.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Watson
HB 384
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Income tax; provide a credit for taxpayers allowed to claim federal earned income tax credit.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Watson
HB 385
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Civil Legal Assistance Fund; specify funding to from certain sources.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Watson
HB 386
Law enforcement dogs; authorize EMTs to transport if injured in the line of duty.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hughes
HB 387
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Re-entry council; implement certain recommendations thereof.
       03/26 Approved by Governor
Gipson
This bill implements recommendations of the re-entry council to help promote employment among those who have had an interaction with the criminal justice system. This bill will increase employment opportunities and provide significant cost savings to the state.
HB 388
Community-Based Placement for At-Risk Children Pilot Program; revise age of children who may be eligible for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB 389
Appropriation; Hinds County to fund county Community-Based Placement for At-Risk Children Pilot Program.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB 390
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Industrial hemp; legalize and regulate for certain purposes.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bomgar
HB 391
MS Medical Marijuana Pilot Program Act; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bomgar
HB 392
Municipalities; authorize to elect 5 aldermen if population is 10,000 or more and certain conditions are met.
       03/08 Approved by Governor
Baker
This bill allows small municipalities to maintain five aldermen instead of moving to seven, as is currently required. It allows for public comment and allows citizens to petition for an election to undo the change.
HB 393
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State Inland Port Authority; revise the powers and duties of.
       03/15 Approved by Governor
Carpenter
This bill expands the size and scope of government by allowing the state inland port authority to borrow more money at taxpayer's expense.
HB 394
Sales tax; create diversion to counties.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hughes
HB 395
Education Enhancement Fund; require percentage appropriated for classroom supply funds to be fully allocated.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hughes
HB 396
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Sales tax; exempt retail sales of school supplies during the first weekend in August.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hughes
HB 397
Secretary of State; prohibit from requiring social security number on application for voter ID card.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hughes
HB 398
Certified nurse practitioners; no physician supervision required for certain with over 3,600 hours of clinical practice.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hughes
HB 399
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Bonds; authorize to assist West Bolivar Consolidated School District with improvements to certain schools.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hudson
HB 400
Appropriation; West Bolivar School District for repairs and renovations at three high schools.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hudson
HB 401
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Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the North Bolivar Consolidated School District in making improvements to schools.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hudson
HB 402
Uninsured motorist coverage; provide that coverage is mandatory in every automobile liability insurance policy.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Watson
HB 403
Workers' compensation; require emergency hearing upon request of either party.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Watson
HB 404
Motor vehicle liability insurance policy; require to include medical payment coverage.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Watson
HB 405
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'Mississippi Career-Tech Scholars Program'; establish to provide free tuition at community and junior colleges.
       03/26 (H) Died In Conference
Mettetal
This bill expands the size, scope, and role of state government by creating a new program to distribute more tax dollars to individuals at state universities. It undermines the conservative principles of limited government and free enterprise. There is already a large amount of tax dollars available for higher education from local, state, and federal sources. This program will grow the size of state government, requiring more from taxpayers.
HB 406
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Concealed weapon; authorize reduce fees for certain older persons.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Mettetal
HB 407
Highway 315; reconstruct a portion of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Mettetal
HB 408
Legislature; allow retired teachers to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hughes
HB 409
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Public School Donation Tax Deduction and Dedicated Use Act; create.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hughes
HB 410
Sixteenth section and lieu lands; revise authority of local school boards to construct new roads or improve existing roads for access to.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baker
HB 411
End-of-course subject area tests; discontinue and require minimum score on the ACT for graduation.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Chism
HB 412
Daylight Saving Time; require Mississippi to observe year-round.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Gipson
HB 413
Stun gun; remove the term from the firearms category.
       02/08 (H) Died On Calendar
Criswell
This bill removes regulations on the concealed carrying of stun guns. This expands freedom and gives individuals the ability to defend themselves without regulation.
HB 414
Newborns; prohibit administration of Hepatitis B vaccination to at birth unless parents request.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Currie
HB 415
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Currie
This bill expands freedom by allowing a particular resort area to sell alcoholic beverages. The state should seek to undo these regulations whenever possible.
HB 416
Municipal petition signatures; revise procedure in which they are obtained.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Currie
HB 417
Harassment by public employee; require to reimburse public employer when employee has violated.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Currie
HB 418
Motor vehicle; provide that the most insurers shall be required to pay for repairs is the prevailing market rate.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Currie
HB 419
Mental health courts; authorize to be established throughout the state.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Currie
This bill expands mental health courts in the state, which better help people accused of a crime access mental health care when it's needed. The current mental health court is a limited pilot program, this bill expands it statewide. Whenever a person accused of a crime can be better served by addiction or mental health treatment, the state is better served by directing them to these services instead of using the criminal justice system.
HB 420
Manufactured and mobile homes; require certain notice to tax collector when relocated from another county.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Morgan
HB 421
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Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Marion County with construction of sportsplex.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Morgan
HB 422
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Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Marion County and City of Columbia with road, bridge and airport improvements.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Morgan
HB 423
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Forest acreage tax; delete repeal date on requirement that boards of supervisors levy.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Morgan
This bill extends the role of government by extending a forest tax levied by local boards.
HB 424
Appropriation; City of Columbia and Marion County to assist in paying costs of certain projects.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Morgan
HB 425
MS Windstorm Underwriting Association; provide nonadmitted policy fee shall be deposited in State General Fund.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Chism
HB 426
No Gag Rule on Pharmacists Act; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bell (65th)
HB 427
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Smart State Act; create.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Bell (65th)
HB 428
English language learners; require SDE to grant waivers of accountability for certain school districts with total enrollment comprised of 25% or more.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Miles
HB 429
Salaries of statewide elected officials; increase.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Lamar
HB 430
Election contest; clarify procedure that governs for party nominees.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Perkins
HB 431
The Mississippi Recall Act; enact.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Perkins
HB 432
Board of Mental Health; add 2 new members who are directors of community mental health centers.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Currie
HB 433
Health insurance policies; require coverage certain examinations primarily related to women's health.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Currie
HB 434
Appropriation; Administration Office of Courts to provide funding for mental health courts.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Currie
HB 435
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Hotel renovation projects sales tax incentive; authorize for certain projects.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 436
Nursing education; require community colleges to offer online program for LPNs to obtain associate degree in.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 437
Workers' Compensation; require death benefits payments to next-of-kin if no dependents exist.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 438
Felony expungement; authorize for first time offenses.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 439
RFP for administration of inmate canteen services; require certain standards for pricing of canteen items.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 440
Medicaid; provide for a database of electronic medical records of Medicaid recipients, with access by Medicaid providers.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 441
Comprehensive School Health Education Program; include additional components in and require school nurse to teach.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 442
School districts; require certain policies and alternative curriculum if accountability rating at three lowest levels.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 443
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All-terrain vehicles; establish ownership registration network for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Perkins
HB 444
Districts under transformation status; prescribe guidelines for administration and governance for certain.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Perkins
HB 445
'Mississippi Save Our Children Act'; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 446
Prekindergarten; require State Department of Education to create 'ABC Program' to provide.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 447
'Health Careers Academy'; create for students in Grades 9 through 12.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 448
Insurance companies; require to offer property and casualty insurance if offered in another state.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 449
Homework; require teachers to incorporate daily and weekly assignments into their curriculum.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 450
'Dream Makers Program'; create as an after-school program for students in Grades 7 and 8.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 451
Writing curriculum; require SBE to establish curriculum for the teaching of cursive writing.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 452
Ammunition; require record-keeping of sales for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 453
School districts; prohibit from paying certain monies to MHSAA or like associations for participation in playoff games.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 454
State Board of Education; require to develop curriculum and implement programs of conflict resolution.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 455
Vision 2020: An Education Blueprint for the State of Mississippi; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 456
Mathematics and science instruction; enhance through new programs in middle schools.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 457
HOPE Program; establish and develop system to re-enroll high school dropouts in programs leading to a high school diploma.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 458
SNAP recipients; must take TABE exam and achieve certain scores before will be exempt from work requirements.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 459
'21st Century Mississippi Training Initiative'; establish to increase access to college and career readiness.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 460
Home economics; require to be taught in 'D' and 'F' rated school districts.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 461
Affidavit ballots; revise procedures regulating.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 462
Felony expungement; revise age.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 463
Food, toiletry items and undergarments sent to inmates; prohibit ban of by Department of Corrections if subjected to a search.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 464
Universities and colleges; require to place 33% of bowl game revenue in escrow account to distribute to graduating athletes.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 465
Children's services and programs; require all state agencies to provide information relating to such in a list to the Legislature.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 466
Children's Resource Commission; create to coordinate and streamline the state's efforts to provide services to children.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 467
Elementary professional school counselors; allocate funds under Mississippi Adequate Education Program for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 468
Appropriation; Health Department for additional funds for Office of Health Disparity Elimination.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 469
Appropriation; Health Department to provide funding to federally qualified health centers.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 470
Health Disparities Council; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 471
Task force to address the disparity of African-American males in the judicial system; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 472
Public benefits; require drug testing for all recipients of state or local funded benefits.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 473
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Sales tax; exempt retail sales of certain electronics devices and school supplies during the last weekend in July.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 474
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Mississippi Retail Marijuana Code; create for the licensing and regulation of retail marijuana establishments.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 475
Delinquency of a minor; provide that those who cause minors to sell drugs or join gangs contribute to.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 476
School attendance; require for children who cannot score a 21 or higher on ACT until the child reaches 18 years of age.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 477
SNAP & TANF recipients; require those unemployed to take Test of Adult Basic Education.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 478
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Ad valorem taxes; exempt portion of value of real property located in a municipality from county levy.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 479
Mississippi Comprehensive Teen Pregnancy Prevention Act; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 480
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care reform law.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 481
Health and human services agencies; require to prepare videos with certain information for benefit recipients & others.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 482
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Medicaid; require participation in a medical home and require obese persons to participate in online program on obesity.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 483
TANF and Medicaid; require teenage recipients of to participate in programs about birth control, abstinence and parenting.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 484
Department of Corrections; provide certain educational programs for adult offenders.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 485
Public assistance; require fathers of children receiving to participate in DHS Responsible Fatherhood Initiative program.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 486
Medicaid; children under age 18 in foster care are eligible for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 487
Appropriation; Recreational Facilities Activity Program Fund administered by the State Department of Education.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 488
Elementary school curriculum; require instruction in manuscript (as well as cursive) handwriting.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 489
Local Government Records Committee; require to conduct study for waiving of certain retention schedules for county historical records.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clarke
HB 490
Elected officials; require annual drug testing of to determine eligibility to receive their compensation.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hopkins
HB 491
'Mississippi Student Safety Act'; prevent certain student restraint and seclusion procedures in schools.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hopkins
HB 492
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Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize for supporters of former Sam M. Brinkley High School.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clarke
HB 493
Deputy sheriffs; remove requirement to be qualified elector of the state.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Criswell
HB 494
School nutrition; require school districts to serve low-fat meals and snacks to students diagnosed as overweight.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 495
Nursing education; unspent TANF funds shall be spent to pay expenses of persons enrolled as part of workforce training.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 496
Body mass index (BMI); require schools to collect for certain students and provide to parents with an explanation.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 497
Health and human services agencies; require to prepare videos with certain information for benefit recipients and others.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 498
Socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns; establish program to encourage participation in state contracts.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 499
Elections; require employers to let employees certain time off to vote in.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 500
DHS; seek waivers to implement system to limit SNAP food purchases to percent of food groups in federal nutrition guide.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 501
Medicaid; redetermination of eligibility for shall be available by mail, and prohibit face-to-face requirement.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 502
Eleventh Grade students; require to take GED or High School Equivalency Test for senior early release privilege eligibility.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 503
State flag; change the design of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Perkins
HB 504
Compulsory school attendance; require youth court petition to be filed after third unlawful absence and authorize imposition of community service for violations.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 505
College and Career Readiness Planning Program; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 506
First grade enrollment; allow child who turns six on or before December 31 of certain year to start at the beginning of that school year.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 507
School attendance officers; require to visit home of certain children within 72 hours of unexcused absence.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 508
Nursing schools and programs; make eligible for funding to increase faculty if enrollment increases proportionately.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 509
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Economically Distressed Municipalities Development Act; create.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 510
Nutritional chart; require to be displayed prominently in school cafeteria.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 511
Health and human services agencies; require to prepare video with nutrition and healthy eating information for benefit recipients.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 512
Engineering studies scholarship program; establish.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 513
Inmate collect phone calls; require rates to be set at a certain flat rate.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 514
Municipal minutes; revise procedure for making valid.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 515
Nonviolent offenders; authorize reduction of sentences for passage of end-of-course subject area tests by the offenders.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 516
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care law and under CHIP.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 517
Appropriation; Mississippi Development Authority to fund minority disparity study.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 518
Out-of-State tuition; waive for nonresident children of Mississippi emergency service personnel killed in line of duty.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bain
HB 519
MS Community College Board; implement Mississippi Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (MI-BEST) on statewide basis.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Lamar
HB 520
Retirement; allow vested members of PERS to purchase credtiable service for service with non-PERS employers.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Lamar
HB 521
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Health screening; require annually for Medicaid, CHIP and State Health Plan recipients and participants.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 522
Small business health insurance pool; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 523
CON; issue for nursing home in Jones County.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 524
Possession of cell phones and contraband by incarcerated offenders and correctional employees; provide enhanced penalty for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bell (21st)
HB 525
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Vocational education; provide additional funding to school districts demonstrating needed enhancements for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bell (21st)
HB 526
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Mississippi Workforce Development Study Committee; create.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Bell (21st)
This bill creates a Workforce Development Study Committee to examine current public school curricula and make recommendations on how they can be improved to meet the needs of a modern workforce.
HB 527
Appropriation; Department of Education for new program to make funding available to school districts for enhancing vocational education programs.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Bell (21st)
HB 528
Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clarke
HB 529
Sex education curriculum; revise program to require comprehensive, medically accurate, age and developmentally appropriate material.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clarke
HB 530
Title pledge and check cashing businesses; prohibit from being located within five miles of postsecondary institution.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clarke
HB 531
Child Care Advisory Council; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clarke
HB 532
Fuel taxes; allocate a portion to the City of Jackson for the maintenance and construction of roads adjacent to Jackson State University.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clarke
HB 533
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Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with making road and street improvements near Jackson State University.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Clarke
HB 534
Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law; revise certain provisions regarding leisure and recreation districts.
       03/07 (S) Died On Calendar
Young
This bill decreases the scope of government by allowing Meridian to establish exemptions to regulations on alcohol. The state should seek to decrease these regulations whenever possible.
HB 535
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Local privilege taxes; eliminate.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hopkins
HB 536
Teachers' salaries; provide for $2,000.00 increase over four years at $500.00/year beginning with the 2018-2019 term.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hopkins
HB 537
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Ad valorem tax; revise assessment rate for motor vehicles.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hopkins
HB 538
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Sales tax; reduce rate on retail sales of motorcycles.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Hopkins
HB 539
Welfare Policy Institute within the IHL board; repeal.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hopkins
HB 540
School year; require to be calculated by hours to provide greater flexibility.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hopkins
HB 541
The Mississippi Anti-Gang Act; create.
       02/08 (H) Died On Calendar
Gipson
This bill creates new criminal penalties to be applied on top of existing criminal penalties for nonviolent offenses. This will directly lead to longer prison terms for non-serious, nonviolent crimes like drug possession among a group of friends. It stacks years of additional jail time on top of existing penalties for underlying crimes, even for nonviolent drug possession by drug users. These policies aren’t evidence-based. Evidence doesn’t support that longer penalties will have any deterrent effect on this behavior. All of the literature and research shows that increased penalties do very little to deter criminal activity. This will impose more costs on the already overburdened Department of Corrections. Mississippi is #3 in the country for incarceration. This could catapult us to the #1 spot when other states are reducing crime and incarceration at the same time. This bill is full of unintended consequences. Increased incarceration will strengthen gang relationships. The answer cannot simply be more incarceration. Reports indicate that over 60% of inmates at MDOC are gang-affiliated. Sending more people into an environment dominated by gangs and gang culture will make things worse, not better. There’s no evidence that adding more time to already high sentences for felonies will deter gang activity.
HB 542
Enhanced carry firearms license; authorize to be carried onto public property.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Gipson
HB 543
State Crime Lab; revise procedure required for destruction of biological evidence.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Gipson
HB 544
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Mississippi Benefit Corporation Act; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Paden
HB 545
Mississippi Civil Rights Act; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 546
Adverse possession; require possessor to notify chancery clerk before title vests.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Rushing
HB 547
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Justice court judges; revise position to be nonpartisan and part-time for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sanford
HB 548
Landlord-tenant law; revise certain provisions related to the nonpayment of rent.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Johnson (87th)
HB 549
Cemeteries; authorize the right to acquire a convenient right-of-way for relatives.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Barton
HB 550
Jointly held property; authorize to be sold by broker in a commercially reasonable manner.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Reynolds
HB 551
Appeals by the State or a municipal corporation; revise options for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Gipson
HB 552
Manufactured and mobile homes; revise procedure for retiring title.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Snowden
HB 553
Research studies; clarify parental consent required for unemancipated minors to participate in.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Mettetal
HB 554
Will registry; require chancery clerk to maintain.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scott
HB 555
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Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds to school districts for vocational education improvements.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Bell (21st)
HB 556
Proclamation of a local emergency; allow boards of supervisors to authorize certain county officials to declare.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Henley
HB 557
Surplus county road department equipment; authorize transfer to any other county department upon vote of board of supervisors.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Henley
HB 558
Public purchasing and bid law requirements; authorize prequalification of contractors on 'high complexity construction projects'.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Weathersby
HB 559
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DFA; authorize to enter into lease with nonprofit entity for the development of Pediatric Care Facility.
       03/15 Approved by Governor
Weathersby
This bill allows the state government to lease out state-owned property for development of a hospital. Whenever possible the state should seek to transfer unused property to productive private uses.
HB 560
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Family Empowerment Initiative; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wooten
HB 561
Expunction; revise.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wooten
HB 562
Unemployment benefits; remove one-week waiting period for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wooten
HB 563
Mortgages; establish foreclosure procedures giving borrowers a chance to modify their loans first.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wooten
HB 564
Nursing homes; require to purchase and maintain a minimum amount of liability insurance.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wooten
HB 565
Motor vehicles; require to move from left lane when being overtaken.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Anderson
HB 566
MS Highway Safety Patrol officers; authorize to work nongovernmental jobs.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Anderson
HB 567
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Sales tax; exempt retail sales of school supplies during the last weekend in July.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Bomgar *
HB 568
Ad valorem taxes; require purchases of land sold for taxes to provide copy of sale receipt to owner of land sold.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Eubanks
HB 569
Tuition; waive at universities and colleges for children of Mississippi service members killed in action.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Henley
HB 570
School districts; provide strategy to promote holistic educational efficiency and opportunities for all students.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Young
HB 571
Check cashers; require to extend one check to cover amount of loan for all loans exceeding $100.00.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wooten
HB 572
Appropriation; Jackson Public School District for costs of repair/renovation of schools and operation of district.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Wooten
HB 573
Tort immunity; remove specific exemption when police action results in serious injury or death.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wooten
HB 574
Property exempt from seizure; expand exemption for cash on hand to include funds in a financial institution account.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wooten
HB 575
Financial Literacy Program; expand grades in which school district may implement.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wooten
HB 576
School discipline plans; require districts to provide alternative approach to expulsion, suspension and isolation.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wooten
HB 577
Appropriation; City of Jackson for additional police officers and vehicles.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Wooten
HB 578
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Check cashers; reduce maximum rate of interest that may be charged for cashing checks.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wooten
HB 579
Mortgages; establish alternative foreclosure procedures giving borrowers a chance to modify their loans first.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wooten
HB 580
Appropriation; MDE to assist parents in paying school districts for cost of lost/damaged electronic devices assigned to students.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Young
HB 581
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Hotel renovation projects sales tax incentive; authorize for certain projects.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Young
HB 582
Public employees; exempt from bad check fees caused by error in direct deposit made by their employer or retirement system.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Young
HB 583
'The Digital Access Learning and Virtual Instruction Program Act of 2018'; enact.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Young
HB 584
Wireless learning environments; require school districts to develop and implement within two years.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Young
HB 585
School district efficiency; conduct feasibility study on the administration of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Young
HB 586
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Window tint; increase inspection fee and use a portion for Trooper training expenses.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Young
HB 587
Homestead exemption; establish location filed as strong but rebuttable presumption of candidate's residence for election purposes.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Young
HB 588
Mississippi Tuition Subsidy Forgivable Loan; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Young
HB 589
Home rule improvement; enact for local school districts.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Young
HB 590
Highway Patrol; impose assessment for certain violations to defray expenses of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Young
HB 591
Venomous snakes; classify as inherently dangerous to humans and unlawful to possess without a permit.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 592
Official state song; designate 'Queen of the South' as second official state song.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Weathersby
HB 593
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Pearl River Basin Development District; provide that it shall be dissolved and DFA shall assume powers of.
       03/15 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill reduces the size of government by dissolving a development district and transferring its responsibilities to the Department of Finance and Administration.
HB 594
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Capers Avenue property; authorize DFA to transfer to the Mayor and Council of the City of Jackson, Mississippi.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Weathersby
This bill allows the state to transfer a piece of property in Jackson to the city government, where it can be more effectively used.
HB 595
Teachers; revise duties and responsibilities relating to student assessment and achievement before promotion.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Young
HB 596
State service employees; prohibit sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Anderson
HB 597
Mississippi Home Corporation Act; prohibit sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination from occurring in connection with.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Anderson
HB 598
Eminent domain; require disclosure of comparative appraisals to property owners whose property is taken by.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Henley
HB 599
Legal holidays; declare last Monday of April as Civil Rights Memorial Day as well as Confederate Memorial Day.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 600
Photograph identification; require for persons 12 years of age or older.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Young
HB 601
Autocycles; revise definition of.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Johnson (87th)
This bill clarifies the definition of autocycles. It updates this to an accurate definition of these vehicles for use on state roads.
HB 602
Country of Origin Labels; clarify labeling of covered commodities.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 603
Circuit Judges; add to the Seventh Circuit Court District.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 604
Automated consumer electronic device purchasing machines; prohibit in the state.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 605
Public schools; clarify authority of local law enforcement agencies to prevent and investigate crimes on property of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 606
Marriage license; require previously married applicant to provide certified copy of divorce or annulment when applying for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 607
Law enforcement; require pursuit policy of alleged crime perpetrator.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 608
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Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for improvements to Jackson Zoo.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 609
Contracts; require to be written in large print.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 610
Jury consultants; prohibit contact with certain jurors.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 611
Breast-feeding; revise and strengthen statutes supporting and promoting.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 612
Municipal courts; prohibit requirement that individuals have a photo I.D. to enter into such courts.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 613
DOC's evaluation of requests for proposals for canteen services; require interested third parties to have reasonable prices for services.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 614
Inmates convicted of capital offenses; provide parole eligibility after certain requirements are met.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 615
Scholastic year; increase number of days for schools with an accountability rating of 'D' or 'F.'
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 616
Perpetual care cemeteries, new; require certain acreage and trust fund deposit to establish.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 617
Life insurance; authorize funeral services provider to obtain certain information regarding a deceased's.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 618
Religious Freedom Act; repeal along with Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 619
Personal care homes; require licensure and regulation of those providing living arrangements for one or more persons.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 620
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Bonds; authorize issuance for construction of building for School of Public Health at Jackson State University.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 621
Funeral home and chapel; prohibit Board of Funeral Service from regulating size of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 622
Crimes; create for unauthorized use of minor's name and social security number as dependent on income tax return.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 623
Oxycontin pills; limit RX to 75 pills per RX unless patient is hospitalized or in nursing home.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 624
Judges; provide additional judge for Seventh Circuit Court District.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 625
Department of Corrections; require to provide certain notice to certain city before offender is released.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 626
Fuel taxes; allocate a portion to the City of Jackson to defray costs incurred as a result of being the seat of state government.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 627
Firearms; revise limits placed on counties and municipalities to regulate.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 628
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Bonds; authorize issuance for repair and renovation of Rose E. McCoy Auditorium at Jackson State University.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 629
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Bonds; authorize issuance for repair and renovation of College of Education and Human Development at Jackson State University.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 630
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Bonds; authorize issuance to assist City of Jackson with removal and demolition of certain dilapidated and blighted properties.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 631
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Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds to assist JSU with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 632
Courts; prohibit from requiring identification.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 633
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Bonds; authorize issuance to assist with improvements to Smith Park in Jackson.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Wooten
HB 634
Driver's license; revise requirements and create certificate for driving.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sykes
HB 635
State podiatric forgivable loan program; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 636
Legislature; allow PERS retirees to receive retirement allowance while serving as a member of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 637
Mandatory minimum sentences for crimes committed by offenders; revise which offenders are eligible for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 638
Violent offenders, certain; may be paroled by Parole Board if sentencing judge authorizes parole consideration.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 639
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Fuel tax; authorize certain municipalities to impose after an election to be used for road and bridge repair/maintenance.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 640
Earned time allowance; revise which offenders are eligible for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 641
Corrections; authorize to administer the 'Halfway House Grant Program.'
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 642
Mississippi Prison Industries; require to pay inmates federal minimum wage for inmate labor.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 643
Case plans for inmates who committed violent offenses; require certain programs be placed within.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 644
Case plans for inmates who committed capital offenses; require certain programs be placed within.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 645
Conjugal visits; require Department of Corrections to provide for married inmates.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 646
Department of Corrections; require implementation of an Extended Family Visitation Program for eligible offenders.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 647
Credit reports; prohibit release of information unless authorized by the consumer.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 648
Chancery court; authorize to have certain persons to be committed to a mental facility.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 649
Hospitals; require to examine persons at ER with sickle cell disease symptoms within four hours after admission.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 650
Crime; create for accidents caused by drivers of stolen vehicles.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 651
Disabled person's vehicle tag; remove requirement for physician's certification for annual renewal.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 652
Early voting; require Secretary of State to authorize for overseas military.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 653
Case plans for nonviolent inmates; require certain programs be placed within.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 654
Voter rolls; prohibit purging names from Statewide Elections Management System 60 days or less before the date of any election.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 655
Voluntary search; regulate for those who are not under arrest.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bell (65th)
HB 656
Highways; add segments of certain roads within the corporate limits of the City of Jackson to the state highway system.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 657
Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 658
Funeral director assistants; authorize to perform all activities of funeral directors with certain exception.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 659
Retirement; county boards attorneys and city attorneys shall be members of PERS regardless of hours/week worked.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 660
Funeral services; require payment for before body may be transferred from one funeral home to another.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 661
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Fire protection districts; prohibit boards of supervisors from taxing real properties annexed by municipalities.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 662
Tax Returns Uniformly Made Public Act; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 663
State Life Insurance; revise eligibility for active and retired legislators.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 664
Circuit Court Districts; authorize an additional district attorney and criminal investigator for the 7th.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 665
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Department of Agriculture and Commerce; designate as state agency responsible for enforcement of FDA's Produce Safety Rule Program under the FMSA.
       03/22 (H) Died On Calendar
Pigott
As amended, this bill slightly reduces the regulatory burdens created by a similar bill passed this session. It allows smaller farms and producers to remain exempt from regulatory requirements and restricts the Department's ability to destroy produce on private farms.
HB 666
'Mississippi Soil and Plant Amendment Law'; revise to require annual reporting of net tonnage distributed in the state.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Pigott
This bill slightly reduces regulation on businesses by changing a quarterly reporting requirement to an annual one for distributors of agricultural products.
HB 667
Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act; expand eligibility to include students who have had a Section 504 Plan.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Weathersby
HB 668
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Vagrants and tramps; repeal laws regarding.
       03/08 Approved by Governor
Criswell
This bill redefines the state's vagrancy laws and reduces the penalties for vagrancy from 10-30 days in jail and $200 to 48 hours in jail and $100. While these individuals would be better served by access to help, treatment and resources than incarceration, this is a step in the right direction.
HB 669
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Sixteenth section land; allow current lease holder to re-lease the land on no more than two occasions.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Pigott
This bill expands the ability for those who lease state land to extend their leases. Wherever possible, the state should make it easier for private individuals to make productive use of property owned by the state.
HB 670
Drug overdose; authorize cities and counties to utilize naloxone to reverse.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 671
Arbitration clause; considered nonbinding in certain contracts.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 672
Exceptional children; require school districts to develop policy for the discipline of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 673
Boards of education; require those in districts having a mayor-council form of government to be elected.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 674
Chancery clerk; require to remove social security numbers from land transfer deeds.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 675
Body-worn cameras; prohibit law enforcement from recreating past activities with.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 676
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Mississippi State Fair; require all amusement ride operators to pass drug test.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 677
Domestic terrorism; create state crime with penalty of life imprisonment.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 678
Jackson Metropolitan Area Airport Authority; repeal.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 679
Life insurance; authorize funeral services provider to obtain certain info within two business days.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB 680
Hospital records; delete provision requiring notice before retiring X-ray film or graphic data.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bain
HB 681
Adoption; revise home study and residency requirements.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bain
HB 682
Cemeteries and preneed contracts; require those covered or funded by a trust to have surety bond to protect owners or insureds.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bain
HB 683
Contractors; require to have state tax identification number and workers' compensation insurance when bidding on public projects.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bain
HB 684
Out-of-state transfer students; authorize participation in athletic and extracurricular activities of new school of enrollment.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bain
HB 685
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Income tax; revise tax credit for child adoption expenses.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
McNeal
HB 686
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Sales tax; exempt retail sales of school supplies during the first weekend in August.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
McNeal
HB 687
Counties; clarify jurisdiction over roads originally constructed as a state highway.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
McNeal
HB 688
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Nonpartisan preferential elections; authorize counties and municipalities to hold election to decide whether to have.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
McNeal
HB 689
School districts; provide incentive to rehire retired teachers who may continue to draw retirement benefits.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hopkins
HB 690
Counties and cities; authorize to employ private firms, subject to the approval of State Auditor; to perform certain audits of.
       02/08 (H) Died On Calendar
Snowden
This bill allows local governments to employ private CPAs to conduct audits when necessary, as approved by the State Auditor.
HB 691
Sales tax; increase diversion to municipalities.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Snowden
HB 692
Alienation of affection; abolish all causes of action regarding.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Snowden *
HB 693
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Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions regarding appeal of assessment.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Barton
This bill gives local governments more authority to appeal tax assessments if individuals disagree with assessed values. This will help protect property owners.
HB 694
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Sales tax; exempt sale of tangible personal property or services to Natchez Children's Services.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Mims
HB 695
Homestead exemption; revise certain provisions regarding application for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hopkins
HB 696
Cell site simulator device; require law enforcement agencies to obtain warrant before using.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hopkins
HB 697
Concealed weapons; authorize license holders to carry on campuses of higher education institutions.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hopkins
HB 698
Traffic signal lights; direct MDOT to install and operate at certain intersection in DeSoto County.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Henley
HB 699
Teachers salaries; provide for $4,000.00 increase over four years at $1,000.00/year beginning with the 2018-2019 term.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Paden
HB 700
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Delta State University; authorize to transfer certain real property to Coahoma Community College.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Paden
This bill gives Delta State University the authority to transfer property to Coahoma Community College, where it can be used more effectively.
HB 701
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Special sales tax; authorize imposition of 1% or 2% for capital projects and/or tourism for municipalities after passage of referendum.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
McNeal
HB 702
State flag; revise design of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Williams-Barnes
HB 703
Pyramid promotional schemes; regulate.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baker
HB 704
Department of Revenue law enforcement officers; remove limit on employees that may be designated as.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baker
HB 705
Automated sales suppression devices; prohibit.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baker
HB 706
Tort Claims Act; revise notice of claim requirements.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Baker
This bill simplifies the procedures for filing a tort claim in the state by removing some notice requirements that must be filed currently.
HB 707
Radar; authorize sheriffs and deputies to use on county roads outside municipalities with supervisors' approval.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baker
HB 708
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Licensed professional counselors; revise titles, qualifications and fees of.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Touchstone
This bill expands opportunities for counselors to practice by creating a new way for them to get licensed. Occupational licensing restrictions limit entrants into the marketplace. This bill allows for a provisional license for individuals who don't meet the requirements for full licensing and also reduces the fees for licenses from $100 to $50.
HB 709
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Prescription Drugs Consumer Affordable Alternative Payment Options Act; create.
       03/08 Approved by Governor
Mims
This bill is well-intentioned to allow pharmacists to discuss drug prices with customers, even if the customer's insurer prevents these discussions. This bill nullifies private contracts that were entered into between pharmacists, insurers, and customers. These sort of regulations and mandates drive up the cost of doing business and ulimately cost consumers more.
HB 710
Livestock facilities; delete repealer on authority of certain organizations to hold livestock shows at no charge in.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Pigott
This bill extends a law which allows groups like 4-H and the Cattlemen's association to hold up to 3 events annually a state-funded arenas at no charge.
HB 711
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Transportation funding districts; provide referendum to be held in each to approve sales tax for road improvements.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Reynolds
HB 712
School recognition program; clarify eligible personnel to receive salary supplement.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Arnold
HB 713
Medicaid; prohibit division from implementing or operating any managed care program after July 1, 2019.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Arnold
HB 714
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School choice; establish statewide open enrollment for public school students.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Arnold
HB 715
Appropriation; Mississippi Community College Board to provide mid-level funding for community colleges.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Arnold
HB 716
Appropriation; Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Fund.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Arnold
HB 717
Equal pay for equal work; require for employees of opposite sex in the same work establishment.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Arnold
HB 718
Appropriation; MDA for Small Municipalities and Limited Population Counties Grant Program.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Arnold
HB 719
End-of-course assessments; remove mandatory requirement of passing score as a condition of graduation.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Miles
HB 720
Bail; provide imposition of by courts, under certain circumstances, when no other conditions will ensure defendant's court appearance.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bomgar
HB 721
Schools of practical nursing; transfer authority for accreditation of from MS Community College Board to MS Board of Nursing.
       03/15 Approved by Governor
Mettetal
This bill amends the law which allows the Department of Education to set up vocational schools for practical nursing. Currently, they have to get approval from community colleges to do this. This would require them to get approval from the Board of Nursing.
HB 722
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Use tax; use portion of revenue to assist municipalities and counties with road and bridge improvements.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Gunn
This bill diverts a portion of state use tax collections back to cities and counties to help finance road repair.
HB 723
Trusty status and earned time allowances; revise eligibility criteria for offenders.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Horan
HB 724
Headlights; require to be used whenever windshield wipers necessitated.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Horan
HB 725
Casinos; revise locations in Tunica County where may locate.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Burnett
HB 726
Fire protection funds; authorize at least 25% to be used for recurring expenses.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Horan
HB 727
Mortgages and deeds of trust; require the loan amount and maturity date to be included for those that are to be recorded.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Horan
HB 728
Behavioral medication for certain youth in detention centers; require second opinion before prescribing.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB 729
Tort Claims Act; revise damages over a five-year period.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Smith
HB 730
Sales tax; revise provisions regarding denial/revocation of permit due to unpaid tax liability.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Smith
HB 731
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Capitol Complex Improvement District projects; authorize DFA to incur short-term debt to implement and administer projects.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Smith
HB 732
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Bonds; authorize issuance for the Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund.
       03/13 (S) Died In Committee
Smith
This bill grows the size of government. It borrows more money at taxpayer's expense, adding to the state's debt.
HB 733
Commissioner of Banking and Consumer Finance; provide for salary of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Smith
HB 734
Appropriation; Mississippi Main Street Association for providing program assistance related to downtown development.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Smith
HB 735
Tax forfeited land; remove the waiting period on applications to purchase.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Weathersby
This bill allows the state to more quickly dispose of tax forfeited land by removing the 30 day waiting requirement for the application.
HB 736
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Space Optimization Act; create to implement efficient assignment and use of office space in state buildings.
       04/13 Approved by Governor
Weathersby
This bill aims to reduce the cost of operating state government by requiring that existing office space is considered before agencies decide to lease space not owned by the government. The state currently owns properties that are vacant, and this bill could help reduce costs.
HB 737
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Medicaid; delete specific services covered under and authorize division to determine covered services.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baker
HB 738
Motor vehicle liability insurance; increase minimum coverage required.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Horan
HB 739
Female genital mutilation; create the crime of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Currie
HB 740
Compulsory-school-age child; revise definition of by increasing required age to 18 years.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Currie
HB 741
Insurance premium tax; rebate to counties a portion of revenue generated from homeowners insurance policies.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hughes
HB 742
'Mississippi Joint Municipal Law Enforcement Act'; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 743
State lottery; enact and provide $25 million of proceeds to 25 poorest school districts.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 744
Crimes; provide enhanced penalties for stalking if electronic tracking device used.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
DeLano
HB 745
Residential builders/remodelers; revise licensing law.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
DeLano
HB 746
Windstorm insurance; require cumulative deductible for named storms occurring in same calendar year.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
DeLano
HB 747
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Excess state funds; authorize a portion of to be invested in bonds issued, assumed or guaranteed by the State of Israel.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Zuber
This bill gives the state Treasurer more flexibility to invest excess state funds in bonds. This bill allows them to invest in bonds guaranteed by Israel, as long as they are highly rated.
HB 748
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Bonds; authorize issuance for IHL capital improvements.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Smith
HB 749
School teachers; require those with nonrenewable special license to obtain standard licensure within three years of employment.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Currie
HB 750
School attendance and absenteeism; revise to 50% for purposes of determining ADA.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Currie
HB 751
Graduation rates; revise method of reporting for accountability purposes by providing five-year completion option.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Currie
HB 752
Dyslexia and speech therapy screenings; require school districts to provide for and accept independent evaluations.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB 753
School superintendents; revise qualifications of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB 754
County courts; authorize appointment of special judge in case of overcrowded docket.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Roberson
HB 755
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Sales tax; exempt certain sales of tangible personal property and services to churches.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Eubanks
HB 756
MS Highway 15 North; designate segment as the 'John David Pennebaker Memorial Highway.'
       03/15 Approved by Governor
Rogers (14th)
This bill designates a section of highway in honor of a recognized citizen of the state.
HB 757
Federal law enforcement officers; include as an employee for the State Tort Claims Act.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Eure
HB 758
Thermal imaging or heat amplifying device; prohibit use of when hunting, taking or killing deer at night.
       02/08 (H) Died On Calendar
Bounds
This bill places additional regulations on how individuals can harvest wildlife using technology. The state should seek to decrease these sorts of regulatory burdens whenever possible.
HB 759
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County officials; increase the salaries of certain.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Barton
HB 760
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Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; reauthorize issuance to supporters of the oil and gas industry.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sanford
HB 761
Homestead exemption; revise certain provisions regarding filing application for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Miles
HB 762
Arbitration agreement; authorize consumer of nonconforming vehicle to opt out and submit to informal procedure.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Tullos
HB 763
Honor and Remember Flag; designate as state symbol honoring military members who lost their lives while serving.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Tullos
HB 764
Public waterways; impose Class I violation for the unlawful operation of certain vehicles in the bed of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Tullos
HB 765
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Bonds; authorize issuance to assist New Site Water Association with repair of a water tank.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Arnold
HB 766
MS Fair Commission; authorize to purchase certain property located in City of Jackson and contiguous to the State Fairgrounds.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Weathersby
This bill grows the size of government by allowing the state to purchase more property in downtown Jackson for potential use by the State Fair Commission.
HB 767
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Department of Mental Health; authorize to sell certain state-owned real property in Waveland, MS.
       04/13 Approved by Governor
Weathersby
This bill reduces the size of government by allowing the Department of Mental Health to sell a property currently owned by the state.
HB 768
'Distributed Energy Resource Program' and 'Net Energy Metering Program'; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baria
HB 769
Health insurance policies; delete age limitation on requirement to provide autism-related coverage.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Massengill
HB 770
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Funeral directing; issue license for to persons who meet certain criteria and apply within 30 days.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Williams-Barnes
HB 771
Contractors; require to submit signed agreement acknowledging certain information when submitting a bid.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Williams-Barnes
HB 772
Youth Employment Grant Program; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Karriem
HB 773
MS Windstorm Underwriting Association; increase reinsurance amount to cover 250 year storm.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baria
HB 774
Voter enfranchisement; create joint legislative study committee on.
       03/07 (S) Died On Calendar
Denny
This bill establishes a task force to examine the current state of eligible voters in Mississippi and recommend potential changes to voting eligibility laws.
HB 775
Occupational licensing boards; revise how certain prior convictions are used by.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bomgar
HB 776
Mississippi Health Care Industry Zone Act; revise areas that may be certified as a health care industry zone.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Gipson
HB 777
Evidentiary Standards; revise certain.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Gipson
HB 778
Appropriation; State Public Defender for contracting with attorneys to represent indigent parents in certain cases.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Gipson
HB 779
Child Death Review Panel; require to report all child deaths to Department of Child Protection Services and law enforcement.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Gipson
HB 780
Extracurricular activities; prohibit participation in by schools and districts with 'F' accountability or under SDE takeover.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Gipson
HB 781
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Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for improvements to the Jackson Zoo and Livingston Park.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Calhoun
HB 782
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Special local improvement assessment districts; authorize municipalities to create.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Calhoun
HB 783
Public schools; require brief moment of quiet reflection at start of each school day.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Calhoun
HB 784
Prescription drugs; require Attorney General to compile certain lists of those essential for treating diabetes and costs of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dortch
HB 785
State agency advertising procurements; require approval by Public Procurement Review Board.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baria
HB 786
Nonadjudication of criminal case; includes crimes listed as crimes of violence under Section 97-3-2 for felonies.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Horan
HB 787
Athlete agency contracts; revise liabilities of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Lamar
HB 788
Mississippi Major Economic Impact Authority; revise certain authority concerning loan for certain economic development project.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Lamar
This bill allows an economic development agency to renegotiate the terms of a loan to a municipality.
HB 789
MS Workers' Compensation Commission; return to a special fund agency.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Brown
This bill allows the Worker's Compensation Commission to operate as a special fund agency instead of a general fund agency. This means they will operate out of fees generated by the agency instead of from general state tax collections.
HB 790
Beer and light wine; allow certain cities and towns with a population of 1,000 or more to hold elections to permit the sale of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Tullos
HB 791
Alcoholic beverages; revise where holders of Class 1 or 2 manufacturer's permit may manufacture and distribute in wet counties.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Zuber
HB 792
MS Debt Management Services Act; exclude certain debt management service providers from the definition of 'debt management service provider' under.
       03/08 Approved by Governor
Zuber
This bill reduced the regulatory scope of government by limiting the type of companies that can be regulated as debt management companies. The state should always seek to decrease these burdens when possible.
HB 793
City of Jackson; require state to compensate for transfer of control of airport to JMAAA.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Calhoun
HB 794
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Mississippi Public-Private Partnership Act of 2018; create.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Weathersby
This bill vastly expands the role of government by creating a new framework for "public-private partnerships." This would allow for increased spending on tax dollars for things that are outside the proper role of government.
HB 795
Corporate name; remove limitations on authority of the board of directors to change.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Zuber
HB 796
Reverse auctions in public purchases; make applicable only to agencies.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
McNeal
HB 797
Property exempt from seizure under execution or attachment; increase value of homestead exemption.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Tullos
HB 798
Casino parking facilities; prohibit state from prohibiting or impeding use as storm shelter.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baria
HB 799
Telemedicine; revise certain provisions relating to coverage and reimbursement for services.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Mims
HB 800
Earned-release supervision; require Parole Board to approve before offender is released on.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Gipson
This bill makes it more difficult for individuals to re-enter society after serving time for an offense. Currently, these individuals can earn time off their sentence while incarcerated for good behavior. This bill would allow the Parole Board to deny their earned time, which undermines an incentive for good behavior in prisons. It also increases the workload of the Parole Board. This change is not evidence-based and will have a negative impact on the state's incarceration rate.
HB 801
Children; authorize emergency placement in home of a relative.
       03/08 Approved by Governor
Gipson
This bill ensures that when a child is taken into protective custody, they can be placed in the home of a relative. It also gives the relatives more time to comply with registration requirements.
HB 802
Sexual battery; conform statute of limitation for to same as rape.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Gipson
This bill extends the statute of limitations for sexual battery to match that for rape, which is indefinite.
HB 803
Certified poll managers; revise number to be designated as.
       03/08 Approved by Governor
Denny
This bill lowers the requirement for poll worker training from two workers per precinct to one. This will make it easier for poll workers to become certified to work during elections.
HB 804
Voter identifications; provide procedure for presenting in municipal elections.
       03/08 Approved by Governor
Denny
This bill makes clarifications to the existing Voter ID law to ensure that it applies to municipal elections as well.
HB 805
Habitual offenders; authorize DA and circuit court to reduce maximum sentence.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Gipson
HB 806
Alcorn County MDOC property; authorize DFA to transfer certain to City of Corinth, MS and Alcorn County, MS.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Bain
This bill allows the state to transfer a portion of unused state property to local governments.
HB 807
School property; exempt requirement for automatic reverter when property is conveyed to the United States.
       03/15 Approved by Governor
Bain
This bill removes a regulatory requirement that school districts structure titles a certain way if they are conveying property to the federal government.
HB 808
County prosecuting attorney; authorize certain counties to employ on full-time basis.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Touchstone
HB 809
Humane Society; revise criteria for exemption from registration and reporting requirements for charitable organizations.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wilson
HB 810
Service of process on in-state charities; clarify.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Wilson
This bill simplifies the process for the Secretary of State to serve charities by applying the same standard to out of state charities as those operating in the state.
HB 811
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MS Credit Availability Act, Title Pledge Act, and Check Cashers Act; extend repealer on certain provisions of.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
White
This bill extends a regulation that limits participation in the credit market in this state. The law imposes regulations on individuals operating credit businesses. This limits competition, drives up the price of these services, and it outside the proper role of government.
HB 812
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Sales tax; revise provisions regarding contractors using material purchase certificate to purchase materials that do not become component part of structure.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Smith
This bill tightens the state's tax laws requiring certain contractors to acquire a certificate. This regulation will lead to increased taxation of citizens, and it will grow the size and scope of government.
HB 813
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Mississippi Underground Storage Tank Act of 1988; revise tank regulatory fee provisions and create the Underground Storage Tank Advisory Council.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Smith
This bill increases the burden of state regulations by extending the regulations on storage tanks to apply to even more tanks. It also doubles the regulatory fee that individuals must pay for these tanks. This will drive up the cost of doing business and lead to higher costs for consumers.
HB 814
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Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds for the Mississippi Watershed repair and Rehabilitation Coast-Share Program.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Smith
HB 815
Insurance; provide depreciation may be applied in certain property loss claims.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Touchstone
This bill reduces the role of government by giving insurers more authority in determining how to pay claims. Specifically, it allows them to account for depreciation.
HB 816
Parole Board; revise notification time frame given to victim when the offender is to be released by the board.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Williams-Barnes
HB 817
Automatic voter registration; authorize for those who apply for the issuance, renewal or change of address of motor vehicle driver's license.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Williams-Barnes
HB 818
Department of Corrections; revise notification time frame given to certain local law enforcement when an offender is to be released from custody of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Williams-Barnes
HB 819
Compulsory school age; revise definition to include children who attain the age of five years before September 1.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Williams-Barnes
HB 820
Student expulsions; require mandatory reporting of to the State Department of Education.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Williams-Barnes
HB 821
Alternative school programs; clarify terms and require additional information to be included in annual report on.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Williams-Barnes
HB 822
Conflict resolution; require school districts to report to SDE on positive behavioral intervention practices.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Williams-Barnes
HB 823
School districts; require to report use of alternatives to suspension included in district's discipline plans to SDE.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Williams-Barnes
HB 824
Special fund; create for deposit of funds from Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bomgar
HB 825
Youth Unemployment Task Force; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Karriem
HB 826
Perpetual care cemeteries; provide criminal penalties for violation of law regulating.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Snowden
This bill creates criminal penalties for people who misuse cemetery trust funds. Current penalties are up to 1 year in jail and up to $1,000. This would add the option of incarcerating them up to 10 years in prison. Apparently, these individuals cannot be prosecuted under current criminal law.
HB 827
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Manufactured or mobile home; provide for legal registration as real or personal property.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Snowden
This bill reduces the regulatory burden on individuals who own mobile homes. It reduces fees for filing documents for these homes and also provides a way for owners to have these counted as part of their real estate for tax purposes. This will help consumers.
HB 828
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Sales tax; exempt admissions to certain events sponsored by municipalities.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Bennett
HB 829
'Mississippi Vision for Better Learning Program'; implement to require comprehensive eye examination for first-time students.
       02/08 (H) Died On Calendar
Bennett
This bill places a new regulation on public and private schools in the state. It requires parents to present proof of an eye exam for their child. While this is a laudable goal, this mandate will impose additional costs on families and schools.
HB 830
Open container of alcohol; create offense for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Horan
HB 831
Clothing allowance; increase for certain employees employed by a sheriff's office.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Horan
HB 832
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Bond fee, certain; remove imposition of for person who appeals a conviction and posts a bond conditioned for appearance.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Horan
HB 833
End-of-course assessments; remove mandatory requirement of passing score as a condition for graduation.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB 834
School textbooks; require districts to purchase new books first using district allocations and certain MAEP funds.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB 835
Tobacco products; revise minimum age to purchase and revise fines for violations.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB 836
Youth returning to school from certain out-of-home placement; prohibit automatic placement in alternative school.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB 837
Israel; prohibit state fund investments in and state or local contracts with companies that boycott.
       02/08 (H) Died On Calendar
Bell (21st)
This bill requires the state to examine all investments in PERS and sell any investments in companies that boycott Israel. This sort of ideological investing is problematic because it could have the effect of reducing investment options and increasing the likelihood that PERS cannot meet its obligations to state retirees.
HB 838
Nurse practitioners; require to display on all signage the name of their collaborating physician.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark *
HB 839
Correspondence courses; repeal provisions relating to requirement of permits to conduct, fees, revocation of permits and penalties.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bennett
HB 840
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Alcoholic beverages; revise provisions regarding issuance of on-premises retailer's permit to common carrier operating solely in water.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Bennett
This bill expands the scope of government and makes it more difficult for businesses applying for alcohol permits to receive them. It places restrictions on which ships may apply for permits. This is an anti-competitive measure that will limit competition in the free market.
HB 841
National Collegiate Athletic Association Fairness in F.A.C.T. Investigation Act of 2018; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Lamar
HB 842
Professional bail agents; require to hold collateral or take security interest in collateral for certain bail bonds.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Turner
HB 843
Professional bail agent license; revise personal surety amount of qualification bond.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Turner
HB 844
Insurance; prohibit delaying medical bill payment of insured for purpose of establishing subrogation rights.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baria
HB 845
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Income tax; allow a credit to grocers for part of cost of purchasing locally grown or produced agricultural products.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Baria
HB 846
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Bonds; authorize issuance for improvements to Old Whitfield Road in Rankin County.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Calhoun
HB 847
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Income tax; revise provisions regarding net income of nonresidents, certain definitions and certain business deductions.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Calhoun
HB 848
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Bonds; authorize issuance to provide funds to assist Hinds County in construction of the Byram-Clinton Parkway project.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Calhoun
HB 849
Trucks; remove the requirement that visibility must be bad from the requirement to reduce speed during inclement weather.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Calhoun
HB 850
Appropriation; Hinds County to fund centralized wastewater treatment system to service Byram-Clinton corridor area.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Calhoun
HB 851
Ad valorem tax; reimburse City of Jackson for tax loss that results from state ownership of property.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Calhoun
HB 852
Motor vehicles; require insurance sticker indicating valid motor vehicle insurance.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Calhoun
HB 853
State employees; employers shall pay for 2 years accumulated comp time of upon termination or death of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Calhoun
HB 854
Minimum wage; authorize a statewide ballot initiative to determine state increase.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Calhoun
HB 855
Election commissioner; remove requirement to resign one year before qualifying for another office.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Calhoun
HB 856
Workers' Compensation Law; reduce certain repayment to employer after third party lawsuit due to attributable fault.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baria
HB 857
Compulsory School Attendance Law; lower mandatory age to five years.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baria
HB 858
Administrative Procedures Act; revise effective period for temporary rules adopted under.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Wilson
This bill limits regulations by reducing the amount of time a regulatory board can make emergency rules.
HB 859
ADHD medications; provider must have second opinion and provide information to parents before prescribing.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB 860
Comprehensive Hurricane Damage Mitigation Program; provide funding and specify mitigation standard.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baria
HB 861
Insurance companies; prohibit payment of loss ratio bonus to agents.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baria
HB 862
Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association; require replacement cost coverage.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baria
HB 863
MS Windstorm Underwriting Association; mandate to write policies on IBHS FORTIFIED homes.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baria
HB 864
The Evelyn Gandy Fair Pay Act; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baria
HB 865
Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act; create under authority of Insurance Commissioner.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baria
HB 866
Medicaid; provide coverage for certain children if federal authority or funding for CHIP is terminated.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dortch
HB 867
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Income tax; authorize credit for certain child care expenses, child care centers and child care teachers and directors.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Dortch
HB 868
Private correctional facilities contractor; must have ability to use local vendors when providing services to offenders.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Faulkner
HB 869
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Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Hinds County with development of regional wastewater treatment center.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Calhoun
HB 870
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Bonds; authorize to renovate portion of the Metrocenter Mall to house the Hinds Community College Workforce Development Training Center.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Calhoun
HB 871
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Special local improvement assessment districts; authorize municipalities to create.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Calhoun
HB 872
Common Core and MS College and Career Readiness Standards; prohibit implements of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Henley
HB 873
Commissioner of Insurance; may adopt rules and regulations that pertain to drug formularies.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Chism
HB 874
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Contraceptives; require insurers, Medicaid and the State Health Plan to cover without cost sharing.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dortch
HB 875
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Corporate corridor redevelopment zones; authorize designation of and certain tax incentives for qualified businesses.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Calhoun
HB 876
Child Death Review Panel; extend repealer on.
       03/08 Approved by Governor
White
This bill reenacts a task force that studies infant mortality and how to reduce it in the state.
HB 877
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Prison Overcrowding Emergency Powers Act; extend repealer on.
       03/21 Approved by Governor
White
This bill reenacts a current law which allows the Department of Corrections to expand release options in the event of a prison overcrowding emergency.
HB 878
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Community Service Revolving Fund; extend repealer on authority to collect fees from paroled offenders for deposit into.
       03/21 Approved by Governor
White
This bill reenacts a section of law which allows the Department of Corrections to collect fees from individuals on parole.
HB 879
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Corrections; extend repealer on intensive supervision program and electronic home detention.
       03/21 Approved by Governor
White
This bill reenacts a current law which allows the Department of Corrections to monitor individuals how have been released on parole or probation.
HB 880
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Nursing home administrators; extend repealer on licensure requirements for.
       03/08 Approved by Governor
White
This bill extends the role of government by reenacting a law that places regulations on which individuals can operate nursing homes in the state. These types of regulations deter new entrants in the market and drive up costs for consumers.
HB 881
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Tax credit; extend repealer on payment credit vouchers for telecommunications companies providing broadband services to IHL's.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
White
This bill reenacts a section of law which allows the state to issue tax credits to companies that provide internet services to state universities. The state should always seek to lower the aggregate tax burden on all individuals.
HB 882
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Public Service Commission; extend repealers on its creation and authority to hire attorneys for certain proceedings.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
White
This bill extends the scope of government by reenacting laws that create the public service commission. This board places regulations on private businesses which drive up the costs of doing business and the costs of services for consumers. The state should seek to decrease regulatory burdens whenever possible.
HB 883
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Department of Corrections; extend repealer on drug and alcohol program at Bolivar County Regional Facility.
       03/21 Approved by Governor
White
This bill reenacts a current law which allows for an alcohol and drug treatment program at a state prison.
HB 884
Mississippi Forestry Commission; extend repealer on authority to hire law enforcement officers to investigate woods arson.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
White
This bill preserves the size of government by reenacting the law the provides the Forestry Commission with regulatory powers.
HB 885
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Income tax; extend repealer on tax credit for taxpayers employing certain veterans.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
White
This bill reenacts a law which allows employers who hire veterans to receive a tax credit. The state should always seek to reduce the tax burden for all individuals in the state.
HB 886
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Oil and gas severance taxes; extend repealer on lower rate for production from horizontally drilled wells.
       02/08 (H) Died On Calendar
White
This bill extends a law which reduces the tax rate for energy production in the state. The state should always seek to lower the tax burden for all individuals.
HB 887
Comprehensive Hurricane Damage Mitigation Program; extend repealer on.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
White
This bill expands the role of government by extending a program operated by the Department of Insurance to study how to mitigate damage from hurricanes. While this is a worthwhile endeavor for private enterprise, it's not the proper role of government.
HB 888
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Surplus lines insurance; extend repealer on section prescribing nonadmitted policy fee for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
White
HB 889
MS Public Defender Task Force; extend repealer on.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
White
This bill simply re-enacts the law creating a Public Defender Task Force to study the needs for Public Defenders in Mississsippi.
HB 890
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Emergency Telecommunications Services (911); extend repealer on.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
White
The bill extends the state-level regulations and taxes that govern the operation of 911 lines.
HB 891
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Income tax; extend repealer on tax credit for new cut and sew jobs in upholstered furniture manufacturing industry.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
White
HB 892
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State Parole Board; extend repealer on.
       03/21 Approved by Governor
White
This bill reenacts a law which allows the State Parole Board to operate.
HB 893
Building fund for the Arts; extend repealer on Arts Commission's authority to use bond proceeds for certain project costs.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
White
HB 894
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Marriage and family therapists and social workers; extend repealer on licensure laws.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
White
HB 895
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Medical radiation technologists; extend repealers on registration statutes.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
White
HB 896
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State and School Employees Health Insurance Plan; extend repealer on requirement that state pay certain amounts toward cost of.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
White
This bill extends a section of law which mandates that the state pays health insurance costs for state and school employees.
HB 897
State assessments; deposit certain into designated special funds instead of General Fund.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Read
This bill takes a portion of money currently collected on traffic tickets and sends these to special funds. Sending all of this money to the general fund ensures that there's no incentive to ticket besides public safety.
HB 898
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Medicaid; extend repealers on various provisions relating to.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
White
This bill extends restrictions on how the state may operate the Division of Medicaid. It makes a number of changes giving the Governor more latitude to cut the costs associated with the program, which are skyrocketing. This will allow the executive branch to reduce the size of this government program.
HB 899
Livestock facilities; delete repealer on authority of certain organizations to hold shows at no cost.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
White
HB 900
Motor vehicles; delete repealer on prohibition against texting and social networking while driving.
       03/16 Approved by Governor
White
This bill extends the scope of government by reenacting a law prohibiting texting and driving. This bill removes the repealer, making it more difficult for future legislatures to revisit this issue.
HB 901
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Agritourism; delete repealer on statutes limiting liability and establishing requirements for professionals engaged in.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
White
This bill extends limited liability for agritourism operators in the state. While it also reenacts a registration requirement and fee, this is completely optional and only needed to receive liability protections.
HB 902
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Bail agents; extend repealer and revise certain provisions relating to licensure, qualification bonds and reporting requirements for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
White
HB 903
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Psychology, Board of; extend repealer on.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
White
HB 904
Bad faith assertions of patent infringement; extend repealer on prohibitions against.
       03/15 Approved by Governor
White
This bill reenacts an existing law which prevents individuals from abusing the patent system. It makes this a civil violation to send letters in an attempt to collect money from patents that aren't really owned by the individual.
HB 905
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Mississippi Professional Massage Therapy Act; extend repealer on.
       03/08 Approved by Governor
White
This bill extends the role of government by reenacting a law that places regulations on which individuals can work as massage therapists in the state. These types of regulations deter new entrants in the market and drive up costs for consumers.
HB 906
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Cigarettes; increase tobacco equity tax imposed on cigarettes made by nonsettling manufacturers.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Smith
HB 907
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Anesthesiologist assistants; authorize licensure by the State Board of Medical Licensure.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bain
HB 908
Domestic abuse protection orders; revise appellate procedure.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bain
HB 909
Community and junior colleges; may enter into long term loans for up to 30 years with board of trustees' approval.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Lamar
HB 910
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City of Biloxi; authorize to make certain improvements to jointly state-owned and city-owned property - Point Cadet Property.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Patterson
HB 911
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DHS; expand authority regarding background investigations to include contractors and subcontractors.
       03/26 Approved by Governor
Mims
This bill expands the ability of the Department of Human Services to run background checks on individuals who work for the department.
HB 912
SNAP benefits; revise and update criminal offenses and penalties for fraudulent actions involving.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Mims
HB 913
Third Chancery Court District; add a judge.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Lamar
HB 914
Social studies curriculum; require citizenship examination as part of U.S. History or American Government courses.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Henley
HB 915
Reverse auctions in public purchases; make applicable only to agencies.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Smith
HB 916
DUI; clarify eligibility for nonadjudication of those holding a commercial driver's license.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Horan
HB 917
MS Street Gang Act; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Gipson
HB 918
Sex offender; prohibit from loitering within 500 feet of a playground, ballpark or recreational facility.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Gipson
HB 919
'Meet My Mississippi'; designate as official state poem of Mississippi.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Boyd
HB 920
Compulsory-school-age child; revise definition of by increasing required age to 18 years.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 921
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Open primaries elections; authorize.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Shirley
HB 922
Indecent Assault; create the crime of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bain
This bill creates the crime of indecent assault for people who touch others for lustful purposes. The initial penalty is up to 6 months in jail and/or $5,000. Subsequent offenses are felonies punished by up to 5 years in prison and $5,000. This offense can currently be prosecuted by existing criminal statutes.
HB 923
Crimes; revise penalties for attempt of certain crimes.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Calhoun
HB 924
Knives; remove from concealed weapons list.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Staples
HB 925
Elections; establish procedure for automatic registration of voters.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Faulkner
HB 926
Online voter registration; revise to allow for first-time voters to register through.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dortch
HB 927
Officer-involved death; require investigation and appointment of special prosecutor.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Karriem
HB 928
School term; revise to prohibit beginning before last Monday in August.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Criswell
HB 929
Child endangerment; revise elements.
       02/08 (H) Died On Calendar
Gipson
This bill expands the definition of child endangerment to include knowing having a child where someone is possessing a controlled substance. This bill could have the unintended consequence of splitting apart families and will also drive up the state's prison population.
HB 930
Grandparents' rights; require continued rights when visitation unreasonably withheld.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hale
HB 931
School boards; elect all at statewide general or presidential election for four-year term.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Eubanks
HB 932
Public school students; authorize use of community service as a disciplinary alternative to suspension or expulsion.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Henley
HB 933
Forgery; revise penalty for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baria
HB 934
Public school curriculum; require State Board of Education to review and revise.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Henley
HB 935
Public school curriculum; authorize school boards to adopt for schools within local school district.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Henley
HB 936
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Professional privilege tax; impose on attorneys who practice in state, are not domiciled in and do not maintain regular place of business.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Lamar
HB 937
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Election commissioners; revise staggered terms of.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Denny
This bill changes slightly the staggered terms for election commissioners.
HB 938
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Commission on College Accreditation; enumerate certain powers and transfer authority over correspondence courses to.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Mettetal
This bill consolidates and reduces regulations on correspondence courses by removing the regulatory authority from the Secretary of State and Department of Education and placing it all under the College Accreditation Commission. This should make the regulatory process easier and simpler for providers of correspondence courses in the state.
HB 939
Teachers' salary; implement a five-year phase in to increase to the southeastern average.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Paden
HB 940
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Medicaid; direct division to select a provider-sponsored health plan to provide services under the managed care program.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Chism
HB 941
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Gaming license fees; increase application fee and make other revisions.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bennett
HB 942
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Re-entry and employability; implement mechanisms to provide.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bomgar
This bill removes barriers that the government places on individuals that make it more difficult for them to re-enter society and gain employment after being incarcerated. It removes barriers to driver's licenses, sets up Parental Accountability Courts to keep families together, and expands access to drug courts.
HB 943
Declaratory opinions; permit electronic submission of requests for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Henley
HB 944
MS Support Animal Act; define certain terms and include veterans diagnosed with PTSD in list of persons who may use support animals.
       03/08 Approved by Governor
Mims
While this is a well-intentioned piece of legislation to expand the definition of support animals to include veterans with PTSD, the law does not prevent veterans from getting support animals currently. The problematic portion of this bill expands regulations on private businesses, requiring them to allow animals on their premises. Overriding the policies of private businesses is outside the proper role of government, and it makes operations more difficult for some private businesses. While accepting service animals is a laudable policy for all businesses, the government shouldn't impose these mandates.
HB 945
Community colleges; county taxes collected for shall be transmitted directly to instead of to chancery clerk.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Henley
HB 946
HIV crimes; increase penalties for intentional exposure to blood or seminal fluid.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB 947
Financial Transparency in Education Act; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Henley
HB 948
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Windstorm Underwriting Association; revise various provisions relating to.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Chism
The bill extends the size of government by reenacting a law that places regulations on how individuals may insure their homes. It also redirects penalties associated with this requirement to a rural fire truck purchase fund.
HB 949
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Mississippi Judicial Advisory study Committee; repeal provisions which create the.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Gipson
This bill repeals a study committee which is no longer intact.
HB 950
Juvenile offenders convicted of murder; revise sentencing options for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Gipson
This bill gives judges more sentencing options for juvenile offenders who are convicted of murder. This change is to make the Mississippi murder law comply with some recent court decisions.
HB 951
Code-charter municipality governing authorities; may delegate duties related to personnel actions.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Faulkner
HB 952
Sales tax; divert an additional amount to cities to be used to fund infrastructure projects.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Faulkner
HB 953
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Income tax; allow credit to venison processors for part of costs of processing venison for MS Hunter's Harvest Program.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Lamar
HB 954
Riding bailiffs; revise compensation of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Lamar
HB 955
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Inactive boards and commissions; repeal certain.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Foster
This bill reduces the scope of state government by repealing a number of laws that reference boards and commissions which are no longer active. This has the effect of simplifying the state's laws.
HB 956
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Open Meetings Act; revise to require that minutes kept shall be posted on public body's website within certain time after the meeting.
       02/08 (H) Died In Committee
Turner
This bill increases transparency in government by requiring cities to post meeting minutes on their website if they have one. It exempts small cities that might not have the resources to comply. Government should always aim to make its proceedings and deliberations as open and accessible to the public as possible.
HB 957
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Education; establish Mississippi Uniform Per Student Funding Formula Act of 2018.
       03/01 (S) Died In Committee
Gunn
This bill updates the formula that determines how the state funds public schools. While it does require that the legislature spend $107 million more than it currently spends on public schools, it does not raise taxes. It reduces the administrative burden on districts by giving them more freedom to spend state tax dollars as they see fit, and it provides weights that call for more funding for students with special needs and those in poverty. It also includes a provision requested by superintendents that funds schools based on membership instead of attendance, which is more workable for districts. These changes are an improvement over the current formula which is restrictive for schools and has only been funded twice over the last two decades.
HB 958
Mobile or manufactured home; allow owner with one year or longer lease on land to classify as real property.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Ladner
HB 959
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Homestead exemption; increase for persons 65 years of age or older or totally disabled.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Ladner
HB 960
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Mobile homes; give owner of one year to redeem the property after sold for taxes.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Ladner
HB 961
School calendar; reduce number of days in scholastic year to 170.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Ladner
HB 962
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Grandparent visitation; revise requirements to file petition.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Haney
This bill deals with attorney's fees when grandparents file a court petition for visitation rights. It removes language that allows parents to make a motion to have the grandparents pay attorney's fees for the parents, regardless of the outcome of the petition.
HB 963
Income tax; public community and junior colleges may collect debt by a set-off against a debtor's refund.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
White
This bill increases the scope and intrusiveness of government by allowing universities to take tax refunds from individuals who owe past debts. The proper role for the state is to refund individuals their money and allow the universities to pursue collection like other businesses.
HB 964
Unemployment compensation; revise certain provisions regarding transfer of unemployment experience when business is transferred.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Haney
HB 965
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Mississippi State Oil and Gas Board; remove from the provisions of the Mississippi Budget Transparency and Simplification Act.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Staples
This bill moves the state's Oil and Gas Board to a special fund. This means that the agency will receive its funding from money deposited in a separate account as opposed to the state's general fund.
HB 966
Texting while driving; provide that burden of proof for lawful use of phone rests with driver and increase civil penalty.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Staples
HB 967
Oil and gas pipelines; clarify those built using eminent domain must be operated as common carriers.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Staples
HB 968
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Gas severance tax; include carbon dioxide within definition of term 'gas' and revise certain exemptions.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Staples
HB 969
Alteration of historical monuments; impose penalty for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Staples
HB 970
MS Telephone Solicitation Act; delete exceptions to.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Staples
HB 971
School employees annual salary supplement; remove cap on nurses who are eligible for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Ladner
HB 972
Youth court hearings; allow family members to attend hearings in.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Ladner
HB 973
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Youth court; authorize release of certain records to media and provide the media may attend hearings in.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Ladner
HB 974
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Controlled Substances Laws; revise Schedules I and II.
       03/07 (S) Died On Calendar
Willis
This bill criminalizes the possession of kratom, a natural substance without mind-altering characteristics, that is used by many Mississippians as a safe way to treat chronic pain. Preventing our citizens from accessing this medicine is outside the proper role of government. The committee amended this bill to take out kratom.
HB 975
Public schools; require toll-free number for reporting abuse and neglect to be posted in all.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Boyd
HB 976
School board members; elect all at statewide general election for four-year term.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Ladner
HB 977
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Homestead exemption; increase for persons 65 years of age or older or totally disabled.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Ladner
HB 978
State and School Employees Health Insurance Plan; include county and municipal employees, including elected officials, in participation.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Ladner
HB 979
Reports of suspected abuse; require persons who make to Child Protection Service and Department of Human Services to give their name and contact information.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Ladner
HB 980
State agencies; require to abide by state law and prohibit from adopting any rule, policy or regulation that conflicts with state law.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Ladner
HB 981
Assistant teachers; require assignment of to every classroom for grades K-4.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Ladner
HB 982
Teachers' salaries; increase to southeastern average over five-year period.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Gibbs (72nd)
HB 983
Compulsory School Attendance Law; rename as the 'Kindergarten Increases Diplomas (KIDs) Act,' and lower compulsory age to five years.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Gibbs (72nd)
HB 984
State song; designate as 'Mississippi Beautiful.'
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Gibbs (72nd)
HB 985
Children's Cabinet; establish to coordinate services for children in Mississippi.
       02/08 (H) Died On Calendar
Currie
This bill eliminates an older advisory council and establishes a new Children's Cabinet to coordinate children's services between government agencies.
HB 986
Motor vehicle title registration system; revise laws regarding.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
DeLano
This bill makes technical changes to references to the Department of Revenue's digital title registration system. It updates references to how they provide local tax collectors access to the system.
HB 987
Motor vehicle title/registration system; allow person deaf or hard of hearing to voluntarily have noted in system for law enforcement.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Aguirre
HB 988
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Marriage and family therapists and social workers; delete repealer on licensure laws.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
White
This bill extends the role of government by reenacting a law that places regulations on which individuals can work as marriage therapists and social workers in the state. These types of regulations deter new entrants in the market and drive up costs for consumers.
HB 989
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Mississippi Board of Psychology; reenact to amend licensing provisions and to extend the date of repeal.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
White
HB 990
CON; issue for additional nursing home beds at county-owned hospital in Tippah County.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Steverson
HB 991
Door-to-door for-profit solicitors; establish code of conduct for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hopkins
HB 992
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Mississippi Individual On-Site Wastewater Disposal System Law; extend repealer on.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
White
HB 993
Teachers; provide incentives for working in certain areas with critical shortages of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Gibbs (72nd)
HB 994
Certified nurse practitioners; no physician supervision required for certain with over 3,600 hours of clinical practice.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
White
HB 995
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Alcoholic beverages; authorize issuance of distillery retailer's permit and revise certain other permits.
       04/13 Approved by Governor
Smith
This bill expands freedom by allowing distillers to sell products at their location. While it regulates how and when they may sell these products, the bill expands freedom by allowing an activity that is currently prohibited by the government.
HB 996
Assistant teachers; increase annual minimum salary to $15,000.00.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hopkins
HB 997
Shoplifting; revise penalties for.
       02/08 (H) Died On Calendar
Willis
This bill increases criminal penalties for third offense shoplifting. It increases penalties from 3 years and $1,000 to 5 years and $5,000. This is a counterproductive approach that will cost the taxpayers more in incarceration costs.
HB 998
Theft; revise penalty when employee gives away merchandise.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Willis
HB 999
Expungement; revise list of eligible crimes.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
White
HB1000
Expungement; require when person found not guilty.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Rushing
HB1001
Early voting; authorize.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sanford
HB1002
Adverse possession; repeal.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Staples
HB1003
Mississippi Transportation Commission; authorize to require its contractors to provide work zone safety operations.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Busby
This bill allows the state Transportation Commission to enter into contracts where the contractors can provide law enforcement within work zones. This could to relieve the administrative burden on MDOT to contract with local officials to arrange these services.
HB1004
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Toll Roads; bring forward code sections for possible amendment.
       02/08 (H) Died On Calendar
Busby
This bill brings forward the sections of law relating to toll roads. It could allow for the state to use toll roads in the future to build or expand roads in the state.
HB1005
Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Fund; increase amount Legislature shall appropriate for deposit to.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Byrd
HB1006
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Bonds; authorize issuance to assist Forrest County with road and bridge improvements.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Byrd
HB1007
Right to farm; preserve right of farmers to use various techniques and methods without limitation.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Byrd
HB1008
Municipal general election ballots; provide that only the names of those opposed candidates shall be printed upon.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Haney
HB1009
Retirement; persons convicted of certain felonies shall forfeit benefits from PERS, SLRP AND MHSPRS.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Haney
HB1010
Asset forfeiture; prohibit for arrests or conviction of 28 grams or less of marijuana.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bomgar
HB1011
Traffic stops; clarify what can constitute reasonable grounds or probable cause during.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bomgar
This bill aims to protect the safety of law enforcement officers and drivers by reducing the number of traffic stops for routine changes in driving behavior. The language prevents a traffic stop from taking place based solely on one instance of a motorist’s tire touching the line or a single instance of weaving within the lines. These are normal driving behaviors that are exhibited by every individual on the road at some point. Officers would still have complete discretion to stop an individual suspected of drunk driving that’s weaving between lanes or driving erratically.
HB1012
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Board on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training; revise membership of.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Massengill
This bill adds the head of the Police Chief's Association to a law enforcement standards board.
HB1013
Assistant teachers; require for each class in kindergarten and grades 1-4.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB1014
State agency and governing authority contracts; require 30% of to be set-aside for certain businesses.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Williams-Barnes
HB1015
Appropriation; Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Fund for funding bridge program.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Byrd
HB1016
Consigned motor fuels; provide crime for theft of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
White
HB1017
Local and private bills proposing to extend local tax for second time; require direct referendum.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Criswell
HB1018
Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship Program; prescribe standards for participation.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Criswell
HB1019
Equal votes in election; revise how winner is determined when candidates receive.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Staples
HB1020
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Drug overdoses; provide penalties for failure to report.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Willis
This bill expands the intrusiveness of government. It imposes civil penalties on health care providers for failing to report overdoses. Assessing penalties on people is not the way to solve the opioid crisis. There’s no evidence to support that this proposal will lead to better data.
HB1021
Artificial reefs; prohibit the publication of location data associated with.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Byrd
HB1022
Instruments of record; require to be in the English language.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Byrd
HB1023
County prosecutor; authorize to represent clients outside the county.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Roberson
HB1024
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Motor vehicle liability insurance; require to renew registration.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Willis
This bill reenacts a provision requiring drivers to have liability insurance coverage and gives the Department of Insurance the ability to enforce this law with regulations. These regulations are outside the proper scope of government. Individuals make a choice to drive and bear the responsibility of insuring against potential losses from those decisions.
HB1025
'Meet My Mississippi'; designate as official state poem of Mississippi.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Holland
HB1026
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Homestead exemption; provide additional exemption for certain persons 65 years of age or older or totally disabled.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Mims
HB1027
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Bonds; authorize issuance to assist the Winona Municipal Separate School District with school repairs.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Oliver
HB1028
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Nancy's Law; create to provide remedies for investigation of vulnerable person abuse.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Rushing
This bill expands the power of the Department of Human Services to investigate vulnerable persons when allegations are made against their caretaker. If the caretaker denies access, this bill allows them to relocate the person and prevent contact between the caretaker who is allegedly abusing them. This is a well-intentioned bill, as long as it doesn’t allow for abuse by the state of innocent people and caretakers.
HB1029
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Income tax; authorize counties and municipalities to collect certain debts by setoff against a debtor's income tax refund.
       03/07 (S) Died On Calendar
Rushing
This bill expands the scope and intrusiveness of government by allowing the Department of Revenue to act as a collection agency. It allows the state to take money from taxpayers' tax refunds and send it to cities if the individuals have outstanding debt there. Acting as a collection agency is outside the proper role of the state government.
HB1030
Shooting while in a dwelling; provide that such is a felony.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Tullos
HB1031
Mississippi Delta Alternative Teacher Licensure Program; create to alleviate teacher shortage in Delta Region.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Paden
HB1032
Student transfer; allow students to attend school in adjacent district under certain circumstances.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Rushing
HB1033
Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Fund; create and require all funds received by state to be used for road maintenance.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sullivan
HB1034
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Controlled Substances Law; extend repealer on procedures for administrative forfeiture of certain property seized under.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
White
HB1035
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Mississippi Dyslexia Education Forgivable Loan Program; clarify repayment and conversion terms.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Bennett
This bill provides additional flexibility for individuals who are currently using the dyslexia loan program. It doesn't expand the program or require any new money, it simply allows individuals to use the funds over two years instead of one.
HB1036
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Mississippi Compulsory School Attendance Law; clarify student participation in authorized school activities.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Bennett
This bill reduces regulations on students in public schools. It reduces the required time spent in school during the day for students who attend an event outside of school that day for purposes of attendance. This will make it easier for students who participate in extracurricular activities to meet attendance requirements.
HB1037
MS Virtual School Program; require private provider of services to be selected through the MS Online Learning Application Process.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Bennett
This bill updates references to the state's virtual public school program to clarify that the state Department of Education will handle applicants and approve coursework.
HB1038
Payroll date for school district employees; authorize semimonthly payroll in discretion of local school board.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Henley
HB1039
Rural utility districts; authorize county board of supervisors to consolidate.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Ladner
HB1040
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National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS); require all law enforcement agencies to implement reporting system to comply with.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Ladner
This bill requires all state law enforcement agencies to use standardized crime reporting systems which comply with federal standards.
HB1041
Commission on Marine Resources; revise length of time for which permits for governmental entities are valid.
       03/16 Approved by Governor
Ladner
This bill reduces state regulations on local government maintenance projects. It extends the expiration date for these permits from 5 to 10 years.
HB1042
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Shell Recovery and Replenishment Program; create to replenish oyster shells taken from waters within Mississippi.
       02/08 (H) Died On Calendar
Ladner
This bill increases the size of government by allowing the state to purchase oyster shells in an attempt to replenish the oyster population. This program exists already in a limited form, this would expand the operation.
HB1043
Advertisement of the resources counties and municipalities offer; prescribe certain guidelines for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bennett
HB1044
'Diabetes Care for Mississippi Students Act'; create to require schools to use Diabetes Management Care Plans for students with diabetes.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bennett
HB1045
Mississippi Burn Care Fund; authorize counties to contribute from insurance rebate monies to.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Touchstone
This bill allows counties to contribute a portion of any insurance rebates they receive to burn care facilities. Currently, they are required to be spent on fire protection.
HB1046
Workers' Compensation Law; bring forward section regarding estoppel to deny insurance claims.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bennett
HB1047
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Clothing allowance; increase for certain employees employed by a sheriff's office.
       03/16 Approved by Governor
Touchstone
This bill increases the maximum clothing allowance for Sheriff's employees from $400 annually to $700.
HB1048
Supersedeas bond; require on appeals for administrative decisions.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Touchstone
HB1049
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Income tax; authorize deduction for voluntarily donating blood.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Wilkes
HB1050
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Sales tax; exempt sales of tangible personal property or services to Senior Center of South Pearl River County, Inc.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Wilkes
HB1051
Mississippi Transportation Commission; may receive payment from contractors for law enforcement work-zone safety operations.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wilkes
HB1052
Traffic Safety Violator Course; provide that it may be Internet-based for any age defendant.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wilkes
HB1053
State Department of Education; transfer administration, operations, powers and duties to the Office of the Governor.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wilkes
HB1054
Private residential care homes; require to register with Department of Health.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wilkes
HB1055
Mississippi Dog and Cat Pet Protection Law of 2011; revise.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Snowden
HB1056
Medicaid; direct division to apply for waiver to provide for coverage of consumer-directed personal care services.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wilson
HB1057
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Department of Revenue; authorize to charge fees to defray costs of Alcoholic Beverage Control Division warehouse.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Read
HB1058
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DFA; establish Office of Shared Services within to operate as the central business office for select agencies.
       02/08 (H) Died On Calendar
Read
This bill aims to increase efficiency in government. It creates the Office of Shared Services within the state's Department of Finance and Administration to centralize business operations for state agencies. This could reduce administrative overhead for state government.
HB1059
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State agencies; allow to charge each other for MMRS charges and utilities.
       03/26 (H) Died In Conference
Read
This bill allows the Department of Finance and Administration to charge state agencies for certain services.
HB1060
Graduation requirements; require students graduating in 2020 and years thereafter to take at least one online course as condition of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Read
HB1061
Implied Consent Law Violation Assessments; increase general fund of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Touchstone
HB1062
Administrative Procedures Act; revise provisions related to rule adoptions.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Touchstone
HB1063
Alternative school programs; impose fine against teachers and other district employees who falsify evidence in support of referral to.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB1064
MS Bureau of Investigation; authorize to investigate law enforcement personnel placed on administrative leave.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB1065
Medication for certain youth in state-supported training school and detention centers; require second opinion before prescribing.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB1066
Community Heritage Preservation Grant Fund; eliminate or limit matching funds required to get grants from.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB1067
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Oakley Youth Development Center; require to have physical custody of a child within certain time frame once child is ordered to by youth court.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Dixon
This bill increases efficiency in the child protection system. requires that children who are ordered by youth court to a development center are transported there within 5 days unless there are no beds available.
HB1068
Autopsy; consent must be obtained from deceased's relative before being performed.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB1069
Municipalities; require to provide police officers with certain cameras and provide certain penalties for failure to make provision.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB1070
Student recess and socialization period; require schools to allow for students without reprimand under certain conditions.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB1071
Child neglect cases; require CPS to notify the court after three failed attempts to remove child for temporary placement.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Dixon
This bill does two things. First, it places a new reporting requirement on the Department of Child Protective Services by requiring them to report to the Youth Court if they've been unable to remove a child after 3 attempts. Second, it allows for the termination of any public employee who fails to report a possible case of abuse. This could have the unintended consequence of more unfounded reports by public employees.
HB1072
Law enforcement officers; require to provide mental health evaluation within 24 hours of misdemeanor arrest.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
This bill aims to reduce the number of mentally impaired individuals locked up in local jails. It gives local officers the ability to conduct mental evaluations, instead of the state, and requires that they are done in a timely manner. The criminal justice system is not best suited to addressing the needs of these individuals, and we should divert them to treatment when possible.
HB1073
Alcoholic beverages; revise policy of state regarding prohibition of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB1074
Drug paraphernalia; increase penalties for the delivery or intent to deliver.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB1075
Hate Crimes Law; revise application of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB1076
Alcohol beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB1077
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Dixon
This bill expands freedom by allowing a particular resort area to sell alcoholic beverages. The state should seek to undo these regulations whenever possible.
HB1078
Public schools; reorganize and separate students by appropriate age and grade classifications.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB1079
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Eligibility of youth who may be placed in a community home by youth court; revise.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Dixon
This bill expands a current at-risk youth home program. It expands the program to new counties and also increases the number of children who can be placed into this government-run program. This will increase the size and scope of state government.
HB1080
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'The Mississippi Urine Trouble Act'; create to provide for the crime of selling urine.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Gipson
This bill creates a crime for selling urine, or fake urine, used to thwart drug tests. The maximum penalty is $500 and up to 3 months in prison. Ideally, the penalty for lying on a drug test should fall on the individual being tested, not the one providing them the means to do so.
HB1081
Venue; clarify for nonresident corporations.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Gipson
HB1082
Delta State University; authorize to transfer certain real property to Coahoma Community College.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Paden
HB1083
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Firearms, authorize those with enhanced carry to bring onto public property.
       03/22 (H) Died On Calendar
Gipson
This bill clarifies the existing concealed carry statute to ensure that an individual's right to carry a concealed weapon is not infringed on publicly owned property.
HB1084
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Parental Rights of Rapists; terminate for children conceived of rape.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Arnold
This bill requires that parental rights be terminated for any child that was conceived by rape.
HB1085
Criminal immunity; provide for persons when requesting assistance for medical emergency due to alcohol consumption.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
McNeal
HB1086
Firearms; prohibit public employers from banning employees having permit and training endorsement from carrying on employer's property.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Rushing
HB1087
confidential youth court records; shall include forensic interviews and information developed or prepared by child advocacy centers & multidisciplinary teams.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bain
HB1088
Justice Information Center; require law enforcement agencies to report crimes committed that are subject to enhanced penalty.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Horan
HB1089
Habitual offender; require a separate sentencing hearing before life imprisonment.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Horan
HB1090
Deeds; revise recording deadline when deadline occurs on a weekend.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Blackmon
HB1091
Wrongful death claims; clarify that such can be opened outside an estate.
       03/08 Approved by Governor
Blackmon
This bill expands freedom by loosening restrictions on who may file wrongful death claims. The government shouldn't restrict individuals from having these cases heard in a court of law.
HB1092
Privacy; restrict use of certain technologies for gaining access to communications and personal information.
       02/08 (H) Died On Calendar
Bomgar
This bill protects the privacy rights of individuals by limiting how personal information can be accessed and stored by state authorities. This bill ensures there are due process protections and judicial safeguards in place so that private information isn’t accessed without probable cause. It establishes protections for individuals against the use of cell site simulators, license plate readers, and oral fluid tests.
HB1093
Field supervision fees for offenders on probation, parole and other supervision; provide a determination of indigence may be made by DOC or sentencing court.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bomgar
This bill requires that the Department of Corrections inquire into an individual's ability to pay parole fees before sending them to a technical violation center for non-payment. This bill will help promote employment by decreasing the burden of government fees on individuals who are trying to get back on their feet.
HB1094
Drug policy reciprocity; authorize.
       02/08 (H) Died On Calendar
Bomgar
This bill establishes drug policy reciprocity with other states that have medical marijuana laws, including neighbors Arkansas and Louisiana. It does not legalize medical marijuana in the state. This provision merely acts as a “good neighbor” policy that ensures these individuals traveling through our state are not prosecuted for possessing their medicine. It reduces the intrusiveness of government.
HB1095
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Employee Appeals Board; revise membership of.
       03/06 (S) Failed
Turner
This bill simplifies membership requirements for the State Employee Appeals Board.
HB1096
Inactive boards, commissions, councils and committees; repeal certain.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Turner
This bill reduces the scope of state government by repealing a number of laws that reference boards and commissions which are no longer active. This has the effect of simplifying the state's laws.
HB1097
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Law enforcement officers; allow off-duty use of official vehicles under certain circumstances.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Turner
This bill allows law enforcement officers to use their official vehicles when working off-duty as a security officer, with department approval of individual requests. They are currently allowed to use their firearm and uniform. This would extend the provision to include vehicles.
HB1098
MS Dept. of Human Services; authorize to use additional methods of communication to send notices relating to child support to financial institutions.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB1099
Fish length verification program; require the Commission on Marine Resources to create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Patterson
HB1100
Public schools; require moment of quiet reflection each day and classroom display and daily recitation of Ten Commandments.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Calhoun
HB1101
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Real estate licensure; revise requirements for those who provide instruction for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Calhoun
HB1102
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JSU; authorize to sell certain real property in its possession.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Weathersby
This bill allows Jackson State University to sell unused properties in its possession.
HB1103
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State Veterans Affairs Board; revise qualifications of executive director and deputy director.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Rushing
This bill changes the qualifications for an individual to serve on the Veterans Affairs Board. Currently, one must be honorably discharged. This bill just changes that reference to exclude anyone who was dishonorably discharged. This should expand the number of veterans who could serve on the board.
HB1104
Suspensions and expulsions; require clear and convincing evidence as standard of proof for those more than 10 days.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Zuber
HB1105
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Bonds; create small municipalities/rural counties road and bridge improvements loan program and authorize bonds to provide funds.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
White
HB1106
Economic Development Districts; authorize to sell or lease real property to the state.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
White
HB1107
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Mississippi Graduate Registered Physician Act; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Reynolds
HB1108
Office of Residential and Small Business Advocate; establish.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Zuber
HB1109
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MHP Facility; authorize DFA to enter into lease for redevelopment of old headquarters to finance construction of new.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Weathersby
This bill requires the state to lease out the Highway Patrol headquarters and use the income from the lease to finance the building of a new headquarters. The bill makes allowances for government assistance to developers on the property and new spending to finance the new building. The state should seek to utilize existing property whenever possible instead of constructing new buildings.
HB1110
Mineral estates; revert to surface estate owner after ten-year period of nonproduction.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bell (21st)
HB1111
Jasmine's Law; create to expand the rights of both parents regarding cremation.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baria
HB1112
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Municipalities; authorize payers to utilize credit cards when paying for public utility services, municipal court costs and other services.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Rushing
HB1113
Mississippi Gaming Control Act; amend to prohibit wagering on athletic events.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
McNeal
HB1114
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Menaced municipal property; provide determination of may be designated to municipal officials.
       03/16 Approved by Governor
Rushing
This bill allows local governments up to two years to clean property they've deemed dangerous. The current law states that if they haven't taken action within one year, they must again notify the property owner.
HB1115
Hospice; exempt from regulation of licensing agency that requires prescribers of controlled substances for pain to have in-person visit with patients.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Bounds
This bill decreases regulations on hospice providers in the state. It exempts them from requirements to have in-person visits with patients before prescribing medicines. The state shouldn't limit how these patients may seek treatment from private providers.
HB1116
Medical professionals; authorize to enter into agreements with licensing agencies to provide free services to indigent and needy persons.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Aguirre
HB1117
Pat Harrison Waterway District; authorize additional counties to join.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
McLeod
This bill increases the size of government by allowing more counties to join a state-created 'waterway district.' These type of operations could better be handled by the private sector.
HB1118
Public buildings; require availability of adult changing stations in for persons with disabilities.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Crawford
HB1119
Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act; authorize unexpended funds to be retained.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Crawford
HB1120
Video surveillance cameras; require in certain areas of school facilities for protection of exceptional children.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Crawford
HB1121
Littering; increase fines for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Crawford
HB1122
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Agricultural operation activities; prohibit local governments from regulating.
       03/16 Approved by Governor
Johnson (87th)
This bill expands freedom by preempting local regulations on agricultural land. In instances where the state agency owns or regulates a portion of land, this bill clarifies that the state law preempts local regulations. The state should always seek to decrease regulatory burdens on consumers and businesses at every level of government.
HB1123
Community hospitals; authorize to acquire hospitals outside service area and not be subject to antitrust laws.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Johnson (87th)
HB1124
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Contraband cell phones; provide that it shall be a felony to communicate with inmates on such phones under certain circumstances.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Kinkade
This bill expands the scope and intrusiveness of government by creating a new crime. This bill states that anyone who communicates with an individual in state corrections custody without prior authorization is guilty of a felony. This bill will create criminals out of individuals who are harming no one and place new burdens on our state's prison system.
HB1125
Correctional facility staff; shall not be eligible for reduction of sentence if convicted of introducing controlled substances into facility.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Kinkade
This bill eliminates the possibility of administrative time reductions for individuals serving time in prison for a drug charge. It specifically eliminates reductions for individuals who were employed at a prison and convicted on a controlled substance violation. This bill would make it more difficult for nonviolent offenders to reenter society and get a job.
HB1126
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Correctional facilities; provide certain penalties for correctional staff who introduce controlled substances into.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Kinkade
This bill eliminates the possibility of parole and probation for individuals serving time in prison for a drug charge. It specifically eliminates these options for individuals who were employed at a prison and convicted on a controlled substance violation. This bill would make it more difficult for nonviolent offenders to reenter society and get a job.
HB1127
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Department of Corrections; provide certain clarification for contracts between the department and contractor for private correctional facilities.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Kinkade
This bill provides the Department of Corrections the authority to enter into much longer contracts for private prisons. The current cap is 5 years with a renewal option, and this would allow contracts for up to 20 years. Given the abuses highlighted by private prisons and the incentive issues with paying private companies to house inmates who are incarcerated due to state law, the department should be limited in these agreements and given the opportunity to review them periodically.
HB1128
Parole eligibility for offenders convicted before July 1, 2014; remove restriction from obtaining if convicted with enhanced penalities for drug offenses.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Kinkade
HB1129
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Video gaming; authorize and regulate under the Mississippi Gaming Commission.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Horan
HB1130
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Opioid Crisis Intervention Act; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bomgar
HB1131
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Local governmental entities; authorize to publish notices on a free, publicly accessible, official government website for purposes of transparency.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
DeLano
This bill modernizes our government reporting statutes. It allows cities to post notices online if they have a free public website, instead of advertising these notices in newspapers. This will have the effect of making these notices more accessible and can also reduce costs for local government.
HB1132
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Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive Act; revise certain provisions.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Smith
This bill revises and partially expands a law which gives taxpayer dollars to movie producers. While it limits the amount of the rebate to $3 Million per entity, it also expands the type of movie producers that can apply for the money. Sending taxpayer dollars to out of state movie producers is outside the proper role of government.
HB1133
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Tourism; create the Mississippi Travel and Tourism Council.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Currie
This bill creates yet another government program. While the stated purpose of the bill to promote tourism to our state is a good one, it's something that is better done by the private sector. This creates a new board which will seek government appropriations of taxpayer dollars.
HB1134
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Title V program; revise laws regarding.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Mangold
HB1135
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Bail procedures; revise.
       02/12 (H) Died On Calendar
Johnson (87th)
This bill limits the discretion of judges to set conditions of release by requiring them to set secured money bail for defendants with who have not appeared at court in the past. It also allows officers who are not judges to set money bail without consulting a judge. This bill could be improved by an amendment that ensures financial conditions are only imposed to guarantee appearance and financial circumstances of defendants are taken into consideration.
HB1136
Bonds; revise use of proceeds of bonds authorized for the John C. Robinson Aviation Museum and Jackson State University.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Smith
This bill provides the state more flexibility to spend bond proceeds on other purposes related to the museum for which the money was borrowed.
HB1137
Insurance companies; revise notice requirements when transferring policies to an affiliated insurer.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Turner
HB1138
State variable rate refunding bonds; revise net present value savings to maturity requirement.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Smith
This bill gives the state more flexibility to restructure the state's debt.
HB1139
County jails that house state inmates; remove condition that jails be an approved county jail for housing state inmates under federal court order.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Kinkade
This bill provides the state greater flexibility to house state inmates in local facilities. This could help reduce the state's costs and allow them to house individuals in local jail facilities with work programs.
HB1140
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Drug courts; revise eligibility for and require Administrative Office of Courts to collect certain data from.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Kinkade
This bill improves standards for the state's drug court programs. It requires more screening and better reporting on who's getting accepted into drug court, and makes it easier for low-income people to participate.
HB1141
Technical violations; clarify meaning of graduated sanctions and revocation sentencing.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Kinkade
HB1142
Unmanned aircraft system; prohibit use of near correctional facilities.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Kinkade
This bill expands the scope and intrusiveness of government. It creates a new crime of flying a drone near a correctional facility, with a penalty of up to $500 and 6 months in jail.
HB1143
Felony extortion; provide when inmates have committed.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Kinkade
This bill updates the definition of the crime of extortion to include individuals who are incarcerated. It states that they can be charged with extortion for threatening to hurt another person incarcerated in exchange for something.
HB1144
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Bonds; authorize issuance for Gaming Counties State-Assisted Infrastructure Fund.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Gunn
HB1145
Broderick Rashad Danti Dixon Act; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB1146
Technical and vocation curriculum; require SDE to develop as alternative to college preparatory curriculum.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bell (21st)
HB1147
MS Public Records Act of 1983; exempt certain information technology records from.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
DeLano
HB1148
Bond Counsel; require certain to be selected through competitive request for proposals process.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baria
HB1149
Unemployment compensation; provide for certain increases in.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baria
HB1150
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Memorial highway; designate various segments of highways as.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Holland
This bill designates a section of highway in honor of a recognized citizen of the state.
HB1151
Child support; revise certain provisions regarding withholding and payment of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB1152
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Residential minimum building standards; adopt statewide.
       02/08 (H) Died On Calendar
Cockerham
This bill expands state regulations on private buildings by referencing a new regulatory code and allowing these regulations to preempt local ones. The state shouldn't interfere with private business constructions.
HB1153
Memorial highway; designate segment of MS Hwy 24 in Wilkinson County as 'Anne Moody Memorial Highway.'
       03/08 Approved by Governor
Cockerham
This bill designates a section of highway in honor of a recognized citizen of the state.
HB1154
Study committee; create for sports gambling tax recommendations.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Currie
HB1155
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Medicaid; establish provider-sponsored health as a pilot managed care program.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Currie
HB1156
Nurse Protection Act of 2018; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Currie
HB1157
Tobacco products; consideration for sales by manufactures and wholesalers to retailers may only be for cash or on terms.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Smith
HB1158
Pledged or purchased goods from a pawnshop; regulate.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Zuber
HB1159
Teachers, retired; authorize certain to be employed full time and continue receiving retirement allowance.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sanford
HB1160
Teacher licensure; authorize issuance to certain individuals with foreign certification on reciprocity with documentation.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sanford
HB1161
Railroad grade crossing safety; revise laws regarding motor vehicles and other equipment.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Steverson
This bill changes the law that requires vehicles to stop at railroad crossings. Currently, they're technically only required to stop for a train. This extends that requirement to cover any on-track equipment that is passing by.
HB1162
'The John McGee Act'; create to require public postsecondary institutions to install carbon monoxide detectors in certain facilities.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Taylor
HB1163
Practice of medicine or dentistry; allow person convicted of certain crimes to practice after license reinstatement.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Taylor
HB1164
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Counties; provide that Hurricane Katrina slabs below the base flood elevation may be deemed menaced property for purposes of cleaning property.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Barton
This bill allows counties on the coast to remove concrete slabs from private properties that are remnants of the damage from Hurricane Katrina.
HB1165
Physician Protection Act of 2018; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Cockerham
HB1166
Sales tax; divert a portion of revenue to certain counties in which certain tax increment financing districts are located.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Zuber
This bill expands the size of government by giving local government more options to send taxpayer dollars directly to private corporations.
HB1167
Song; designate 'Mississippi Beautiful' as a song for Mississippi, which may be sung by all Mississippians.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Gibbs (72nd)
HB1168
Water well contractor's license; remove requirement that applicant must present three affidavits to the DEQ examining committee.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Faulkner
HB1169
Personal property; define as tangible and intangible personal property and includes cash, deposit accounts and promissory notes.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Zuber
This bill updates an antiquated statute that defines personal property. The state's primary goal should be to protect the life, liberty, and property of its citizens.
HB1170
Siblings visitation; authorize chancery court to grant upon petition.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Zuber
HB1171
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Department of Child Protection Services; make technical and substantive changes regarding powers and duties of.
       03/26 (H) Died In Conference
Gipson
This bill makes technical changes to statutes for Child Protective Services. It also makes a number of changes to reduce the number of children going into the foster care system, keep families intact, and bring transparency to the Youth Court system.
HB1172
Case plans for parole eligible inmates; provide Department of Corrections more lead-way in the implementation of.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Kinkade
This bill removes requirements that the Department of Corrections develop case plans for offenders. This provision was enacted to ensure the department complied with its mission of setting individuals up for success at reentering society after serving time in prison. This bill would relieve them of that requirement for many individuals who are incarcerated and remove requirements that they do this in a timely manner.
HB1173
Dental Therapist Licensure Act; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Brown
HB1174
Medicaid Rural Community Access to Health Care Act; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Brown
HB1175
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Occupational licensing boards; require to review rules and submit certain summary to Occupational Licensing Review Commission.
       03/26 (H) Died In Conference
Baker
This bill requires occupational licensing boards to review their rules and regulations to find any that should be removed and submit them to a review commission. These boards often make it difficult for individuals to enter the workforce, and this bill helps reduce these burdensome regulations.
HB1176
Commercial property; regulate use of nonpublic areas.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baker
HB1177
Mississippi False Claims Act; create.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Baker
This bill creates civil penalties for submitting a false claim to a state agency. The intent of the bill is to deter and punish individuals and companies from submitting claims for payment to state agencies that are not truthful. It allows the state to pursue 3x damages as well as a civil penalty.
HB1178
Northeast Mississippi Natural Gas District; authorize to expand its gas distribution services into certain portions of Lee and Monroe Counties.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Boyd
HB1179
Public Utilities Staff; limit powers to supporting PSC and PSC staff.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Staples
HB1180
Trip optimizer system; delete requirement on state agency travel.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hood *
HB1181
Fire rebate monies; prohibit from being transferred to General Fund.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hood
HB1182
Emergency medical technicians; change statutory references for EMT intermediate to EMT-advanced.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Powell
This bill makes technical changes to regulations on EMTs. It changes references to a level of certification from "intermediate" to "advanced." This could potentially have the impact of reducing regulations on some providers.
HB1183
State Medical Examiner; expand duties related to mass fatality incident.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Powell
HB1184
Agency Accountability Review Act of 2018; create.
       02/08 (H) Died On Calendar
Turner
This bill requires the state's PEER committee to regularly review the performance of all state agencies and make recommendations for which agencies are no longer needed. This bill will pave the way to further reducing the size, scope, and intrusiveness of government.
HB1185
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BP oil spill settlement funds; bring forward section requiring deposit into the BCF.
       03/26 (H) Died In Conference
DeLano
This bill brings forward the section that deals with BP settlement funds for possible amendment later in the process.
HB1186
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Mineral interests; owner of nonproducing interest held separately from surface estate will be liable for portion of ad valorem taxes on land.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bell (21st)
HB1187
Absentee voting; establish electronic application procedure for college students.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Anderson
HB1188
Harvest reporting program; require the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to create for white-tailed deer and wild turkey.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Morgan
HB1189
Driver's license; require Commissioner of Public Safety to mark current and former members of Legislature upon request.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Huddleston (30th)
HB1190
Railroad company stockholders; authorize to have the same rights and powers as shareholders of corporation under MS Business Corporation Act.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
McLeod
HB1191
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Municipal special sales tax; extend date of repeal on law authorizing certain municipalities to impose.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Wooten
This bill extends the scope of government by renewing a law that allows cities to charge additional taxes on citizens. The state should seek to reduce the burden of taxation of citizens at all levels.
HB1192
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City council and board of aldermen; shall be held personally liable for excess compensation paid to part-time law enforcement under certain circumstances.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Perkins
This bill ensures that local governments follow the law limiting compensation for part-time law enforcement officers. It incentivizes them to follow the law by stating that the council members or aldermen are personally liable for any overages. This bill limits the scope of government.
HB1193
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Expunction; consolidate statutes that regulate.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Zuber
HB1194
Drug policies; clarify regulations of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bomgar
HB1195
Guaranteed asset protection waivers; provide for and regulate.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Chism
HB1196
MCHIRPA; require Commissioner of Insurance to make certain approvals if ceases operations.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Chism
This bill prevents a program from dispensing funds if the program ends without the approval of the Commissioner of Insurance.
HB1197
Motor vehicle reporting laws; clarify.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Chism
HB1198
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Health insurance policies; require certain to provide infertility coverage.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
McGee
This bill places a new mandate on insurers. It requires health insurers to cover infertility treatments, which will drive up the costs of insurance coverage for all policyholders. This will expand the scope of government and result in higher costs for individuals.
HB1199
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USM property; authorize DFA to sell or lease certain parcel in Lamar County.
       03/15 Approved by Governor
McGee
This bill allows the state to sell a portion of unused property of the University of Southern Mississippi.
HB1200
Municipal Water, Sewer and Wastewater Systems Repair and Replacement Grant Program; create.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
McGee
This bill expands the size of government by creating a new grant program to spend more taxpayer dollars on municipal projects.
HB1201
Trip optimizer system; exempt state boards from required use of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Barnett
HB1202
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Kaelin Kersh Act; create.
       04/13 Approved by Governor
Chism
This bill helps protect public safety by requiring that government vehicles with flashing lights are required to use those lights when traveling over 30mph over the speed limit.
HB1203
Personal care homes; increase number of residents who may continue to reside there instead of in nursing home.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Barnett
HB1204
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Medical marijuana; authorize Alcorn State University to enter memoranda of understanding for local farmers to grow for out-of-state vendors.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB1205
Administrative Consolidation of Lumberton Public School District with Lamar County School District; ratify agreement between districts.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Corley
HB1206
Secretary of State; authorize to donate certain property in Jackson County, Mississippi, to the National Park Service.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Eure
This bill allows the state to donate bayou property to the National Park Service.
HB1207
Imposition of special 1 cent sales tax on gross proceeds of sales or gross income for businesses in municipality with pop. of 150,000; remove repealer on.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wooten
HB1208
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Memorial highway; designate U.S. Highway 49 in Simpson County as 'MS World War II Veterans Memorial Highway.'
       03/16 Approved by Governor
Gipson
This bill designates a section of highway in honor of recognized citizens of the state.
HB1209
Extracurricular activities; require certain organizations to allow equal participation by all students in.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Brown
HB1210
Administrative Procedures Act; require agencies to repeal certain rules when adopting new rules under.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Brown
HB1211
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Nonprofit organizations; regulate those whose funding is fifty percent or more public monies.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wilson
HB1212
Embezzlement; authorize expungement of after 14 years.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Burnett
HB1213
Embezzlement; add to the list of felonies that may be expunged.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Burnett
HB1214
Firearms; authorize nonviolent felons to possess in their homes or motor vehicles.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Burnett
HB1215
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Ad valorem tax; revise certain provisions relating to assessment of public service corporations.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Snowden
This bill shortens the time that companies have to file for tax purposes and also limits the time of an extension that may be allowed.
HB1216
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Alcoholic beverages; authorize tourism permits that allow the sale and sampling of throughout a tourism development.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bennett
HB1217
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Ad valorem taxes; provide certain exemptions for business, residential renewal and residential renovation districts in municipalities.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Busby
This bill lowers the population threshold for special districts, which will allow more cities to set up tax exemptions for businesses. This will decrease the size of government and expand local control of taxation.
HB1218
Real estate appraisers; bar civil actions against.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Zuber
HB1219
Consolidation of Lumberton Public School District with Lamar County School District; ratify agreement between districts.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Touchstone
HB1220
Unmanned aircrafts; prohibit counties and municipalities from regulating for certain purposes.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Touchstone
HB1221
Insurance fraud; prohibit civil liability against a person or entity reporting information concerning.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Chism
HB1222
Patient Protection Act of 1995; bring forward sections from.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Chism
HB1223
Appropriation; Rural Fire Truck Fund for additional round of trucks under Acquisition Assistance Program.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Byrd
HB1224
Rural Fire Truck Acquisition Assistance Program; authorize an additional round for counties and municipalities.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Byrd
HB1225
State flag; prohibit display of current flag at or on state buildings or property until design is changed.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Karriem
HB1226
Free Speech in Medicine Model Act; enact.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Brown
HB1227
Medicaid Reform Waiver Act of 2018; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Brown
HB1228
Department of Human Services; direct to seek certain federal waivers to encourage healthy diet for SNAP recipients.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Brown
HB1229
Medicaid; authorize Legislature to hire a consultant to review the Medicaid program.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Brown
HB1230
Telemergency medicine; authorize any physician who practices it to function in collaborative role with nurse practitioner.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Brown
HB1231
Parental Rights; establish fundamental right to direct upbringing.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Brown
HB1232
Mississippi Telecommunication Conference and Training Center Fund; revise regulations for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Banks
HB1233
The Opioid and Heroin Study Review Committee; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Aguirre
HB1234
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Budget process; bring forward various sections relating to.
       03/26 (H) Died In Conference
Read
This bill brings forwards several code sections related to the budgeting process. It amends the way that some money is distributed for educational purposes, but doesn't appropriate any new funds.
HB1235
School Recognition Program; require salary supplements due to retiring teachers and staff to be paid.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hood *
HB1236
Waste receptacles; require businesses to have fully enclosed and not visible from street and prohibit waste from being disposed outside of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Dixon
HB1237
Child support obligation; suspend while person is incarcerated, with certain exceptions.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Horan
HB1238
Office of Consumer Protection; clarify exclusions of provisions regulating.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Baker
This bill reduces regulations by adding to the exclusions from a consumer protection law. It adds websites to this exclusion, as well as any acts that are permissible under Mississippi law. This will help reduce the cost of doing business in the state.
HB1239
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Appeals to circuit court from county or municipal judgments; revise process regarding.
       04/13 Approved by Governor
Baker
This bill clarifies the process that allows individuals to appeal decisions of local governing bodies to circuit courts. It streamlines this process to help citizens reach a conclusion.
HB1240
Alcoholic beverages; increase maximum number of package retail's permits a person may own.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Powell
HB1241
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Employment laws; revise those that may be adopted by a local governmental body.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Baker
This bill preempts local regulations on private employers. It prevents local governments from placing wage mandates on businesses. Many cities that have attempted this have seen jobs leave their towns. This will help protect the liberty of employees and employers in the state.
HB1242
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Medicaid; extend repealer on provisions that levy assessments on certain health care facilities.
       02/27 (S) Died In Committee
Brown
This bill reenacts a law which allows the state's Medicaid program to charge fees to medical providers in the state in the event that the program is cut.
HB1243
Income tax refund; provide check off on individual from to allow contribution to State General Fund.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Brown
HB1244
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Medicaid; extend repealers on various provisions relating to.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Brown
HB1245
Dismissed civil cases; authorize judge to assess costs against the dismissed party.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Brown
HB1246
Minimum wage; establish at $9.00 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Anderson
HB1247
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care law and under CHIP.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Paden
HB1248
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care reform law.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Perkins
HB1249
Medicaid; expand eligibility under federal health care reform law.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB1250
Lottery; require the Gaming Commission to establish a.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baker
HB1251
State lottery; create and direct proceeds to roads and education.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Reynolds
HB1252
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State lottery; create to fund road improvements.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hines
HB1253
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Gaming; create state lottery to fund higher education scholarship program.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clarke
HB1254
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Gaming; create state lottery to fund higher education after statewide election approves lottery.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clarke
HB1255
State Lottery and Mississippi HOPE Scholarship; establish.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Barnett
HB1256
Equal pay for equal work; require for employees of opposite sex in the same work establishment.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Karriem
HB1257
Evelyn Gandy Fair Pay Act; create to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Williams-Barnes
HB1258
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Women's Economic Security Act of 2018; create.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Williams-Barnes
HB1259
Minimum wage; establish at $9.00 and set requirements for exemptions and overtime.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baria
HB1260
Minimum wage; establish at $10.10 per hour.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Karriem
HB1261
Minimum wage; establish and provide for increases in.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Sykes
HB1262
Employee wages; require to be paid equally for women and men.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Clark
HB1263
Commission to Redesign the Mississippi State Flag; establish to recommend new state flag design.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bell (65th)
HB1264
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Mississippi Terroristic Threats Law; create.
       03/28 (H) Died In Conference
Baker
This bill creates a new criminal offense. It creates a broad new definition of "terroristic threats." This allows an individual to be charged for speech, even if there was no wrongful action and the state can't prove an intent to act. There's no standard for determining the credibility of such a "threat." It creates a criminal penalty of ten years' incarceration for this speech. This could have a number of unintended consequences that lead to abuse of government power.
HB1265
Suffrage; restore to all upon meeting all terms and conditions of sentence.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Paden
HB1266
Critical Needs Teacher Forgivable Loan Program; applicants may come from any school district in the state with a repayment option.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Currie
HB1267
County boards of education; revise process of selecting members in certain county.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
McLeod
HB1268
Education Scholarship Accounts; fund as add-on program cost under MAEP.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Roberson
HB1269
Mississippi Student-Athlete Differential Scholarship and Grant Program; establish to require universities and colleges to cover remainder of tuition for student-athletes.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Lamar
HB1270
Corn; authorize Department of Agriculture to revise manner of sale to include sales by weight or volume.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wilson *
HB1271
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Mississippi Professional Massage Therapy Act; revise provisions related to.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Baker
HB1272
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Mississippi Critical Needs School District Tax Credit Act of 2018; create.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Anderson
HB1273
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Sales tax; phase out on sales of certain food.
       02/21 (H) Died In Committee
Anderson
HB1274
Emergency medical technicians; revise certain provisions regarding training for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Henley
HB1275
Advanced practice registered nurses; revise certain provisions relating to and delete requirement to practice in collaborative relationship.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
White
HB1276
Municipal aldermen; allow retired PERS members holding office as to choose to receive up to 50% of their average compensation.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wilson
HB1277
MS Gulf Coast Region Utility Board; require approval of Public Service Commission to exercise certain powers.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Anderson
HB1278
Sex Education; require SDE and Department of Health to develop list of approved curricula to be used in schools and revise every five years.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Anderson
HB1279
Statewide testing program; require tests to be translated and printed into primary spoken language of ELL students.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Anderson
HB1280
Employers; prohibit from inquiring about applicant's criminal history.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Anderson
HB1281
Termination of parental rights; authorize for children conceived from rape or sexual battery.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Scoggin
HB1282
Ad valorem taxes; delete school board's authority to increase more than 2% without referendum approval.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Shirley
HB1283
Charter school payments; prohibit SDE from reducing and redirecting local school district's MAEP funds for purpose of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Paden
HB1284
IHL Board; revise composition to require appointment of alumni from each state-supported institution of higher learning.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Bell (65th)
HB1285
Noah's Law; create to regulate sale of pure powdered caffeine products.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Hughes
HB1286
Administrative Procedures Act; revise to require all agency rules adopted under to be repealed after certain time unless readopted.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Brown
HB1287
Termination of parental rights; revise grounds for.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Brown
HB1288
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Crime lab fees; clarify who is required to pay.
       03/21 Approved by Governor
Willis
This bill expands fees to require all individuals accused of misdemeanors to pay for the investigation of their own crimes.
HB1289
Criminal investigators; increase salary of.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Gipson
HB1290
MS Center for Legal Services; require fifteen dollars collected from certain actions to be remitted to.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Watson
HB1291
Child support delinquency guidelines; establish with limitation on imprisonment for contempt.
       01/30 (H) Died In Committee
Wooten