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Report of All Measures

Mississippi Legislature
2018 Regular Session

Report of All Measures (Not Dead)

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HB1306
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Construction Dispute Resolution Agreements; declare void if held outside the state.
       04/13 Approved by Governor
Bell (21st)
This bill limits the freedom to contract. It voids any construction contracts concerning buildings in the state if the contracts require dispute resolution take place outside the state. This violates the conservative principle of free enterprise and limits the liberty of contractors and makes it more difficult to do business in Mississippi.
HB1333
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Honey and honey products; transfer authority to inspect from State Department of Health to the MS Department of Agriculture and Commerce.
       03/16 Approved by Governor
Morgan
This bill transfers the regulation of honey producers from the Department of Health to the Department of Agriculture.
HB1338
MS Business Corporation Act; revise bank merger process to be consistent with and revise provisions regarding banks in Mississippi that offer open-end credit.
       03/15 Approved by Governor
Zuber
This bill decreases the regulatory burden on Mississippi banks by allowing banks more freedom to loan money to consumers at market-driven interest rates. The state should seek to decrease these regulatory burdens and allow the free market to govern these activities.
HB1343
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Platoon; define and exempt certain operators in from traveling distance requirements.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Busby
This bill helps pave the way for automated vehicles in the state by defining the term "platoon" and exempting these coordinated vehicles from certain traffic regulations. The state should seek to remove regulations that prohibit these innovative technologies from operating in the state.
HB1350
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Oil and gas severance taxes; extend repealers on lower rate for production from horizontally drilled wells.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Cockerham
This bill extends a law which reduces the tax rate for certain businesses. The state should always seek to lower the tax burden on all individuals.
HB1355
State depositories; define 'investment quality' with regard to bonds used for security for state funds.
       03/15 Approved by Governor
Smith
This bill updates the definition of bonds that the state treasurer is allowed to hold to secure state funds. It clarifies the term "investment quality" to reflect bonds that may be purchased on the open market.
HB1359
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Income tax; exclude from gross income certain payments made by agricultural disaster programs to agricultural producers and cattle farmers and ranchers.
       03/26 Approved by Governor
Mangold
This bill decreases the tax burden on individuals. It states that disaster assistance funds provided to farmers shall not be counted as income for tax purposes.
HB1471
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City of Southaven; extend the repeal date on restaurant tax.
       03/15 Approved by Governor
Hale
This bill extends the size of government by extending a local tax on citizens. The state should seek to decrease the tax burden on citizens at all levels of government.
HB1472
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City of Horn Lake; extend the repeal date on the tax on hotel and motel room rentals.
       03/15 Approved by Governor
Hale
This bill extends the size of government by extending a local tax on citizens. The state should seek to decrease the tax burden on citizens at all levels of government.
HB1479
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Professional bail agents; delete repealers on certain laws regarding.
       03/15 Approved by Governor
Chism
This bill removes the repeal date on laws that govern the regulation of bail agents. This makes it difficult for future legislatures to review and revise these requirements.
HB1488
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Bonds; authorize issuance for various Mississippi Development Authority programs.
       03/21 Approved by Governor
Smith
This bill grows the size of government. It borrows more money at taxpayer's expense, adding to the state's debt to give tax dollars directly to private corporations.
HB1510
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Gestational Age Act; create.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Currie
This bill protects life by prohibiting abortions after 15 weeks into a pregnancy. The government's primary role should be to protect the life, liberty, and property of its citizens.
HB1520
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City of Richland; authorize levying of tourism tax on hotels and motels within.
       03/15 Approved by Governor
Weathersby
This bill increases the tax burden on citizens of Richland.
HB1521
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City of Richland; revise purpose of food and beverage tax to be used for tourism, parks and recreation after direct vote by electorates.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Weathersby
This bill extends the size of government by extending a local tax on citizens. The state should seek to decrease the tax burden on citizens at all levels of government.
HB1525
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Scenic Rivers Development Alliance; authorize the establishment of.
       02/21 Approved by Governor
Mims
This bill expands the size of government by establishing a new public entity that will transfer taxpayer dollars to private entities.
HB1533
Leake County; Economic Development District may lease property to the state for use as a National Guard Readiness Center.
       02/21 Approved by Governor
White
This bill allows a local county to lease property for use by the National Guard.
HB1535
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City of Vicksburg; authorize contribution to We Care Communities, Inc.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Dixon
This bill expands the scope of government by allowing a local government to send taxpayer dollars directly to a private entity. The state should seek to protect private property and reduce the use of taxpayer dollars at all levels of government.
HB1536
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City of Vicksburg; authorize contributes to the Heritage Guild of Vicksburg and Warren County.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Dixon
This bill expands the scope of government by allowing a local government to send taxpayer dollars directly to a private entity. The state should seek to protect private property and reduce the use of taxpayer dollars at all levels of government.
HB1539
City of Mendenhall; authorize use of golf carts on certain public roads and streets within.
       03/15 Approved by Governor
Gipson
This bill expands freedom by allowing a city to authorize the use of golf carts on their streets.
HB1551
City of Hattiesburg; authorize contributions to Twin Forks Rising Community Development Corporation.
       03/26 Approved by Governor
McGee
This bill expands the scope of government by allowing a local government to send taxpayer dollars directly to a private entity. The state should seek to protect private property and reduce the use of taxpayer dollars at all levels of government.
HB1557
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Mississippi Small Business Investment Company Act; increase the amount of investment tax credits that can be allocated under.
       04/13 Approved by Governor
Smith
This bill expands a tax credit program to incentivize business investment. The state should seek to reduce the aggregate tax burden for all individuals across the board to spur business development.
HB1563
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City of Grenada; authorize levying of an additional tax on hotels/motels, restaurants and bars and extend repealer on tourism tax.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Horan
This bill extends the size of government by extending a local tax on citizens. The state should seek to decrease the tax burden on citizens at all levels of government.
HB1565
Tallahatchie County; authorize contributions to Mid-State Opportunity, Inc.
       03/15 Approved by Governor
Reynolds
This bill expands the scope of government by allowing a local government to send taxpayer dollars directly to a private entity. The state should seek to protect private property and reduce the use of taxpayer dollars at all levels of government.
HB1566
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Income tax; authorize a credit for contributions to certain charitable organizations.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
McNeal
This bill reduces the size of government. It creates a tax credit to reduce the tax burden on citizens who contribute to charitable organizations that help children get adopted. The state should always seek to decrease the aggregate tax burden for all individuals.
HB1567
Appropriation; Athletic Commission.
       03/21 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer money to fund an occupational licensing board. These boards usually operate outside the proper role of government, placing restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to earn a living.
HB1568
Appropriation; Barber Examiners, Board of.
       03/21 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer money to fund an occupational licensing board. These boards usually operate outside the proper role of government, placing restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to earn a living.
HB1569
Appropriation; Cosmetology, Board of.
       03/21 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer money to fund an occupational licensing board. These boards usually operate outside the proper role of government, placing restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to earn a living.
HB1570
Appropriation; Engineers and Land Surveyors, Board of Registration for Professional.
       03/21 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer money to fund an occupational licensing board. These boards usually operate outside the proper role of government, placing restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to earn a living.
HB1571
Appropriation; Nursing Home Administrators, Board of.
       03/21 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer money to fund an occupational licensing board. These boards usually operate outside the proper role of government, placing restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to earn a living.
HB1572
Appropriation; Nursing, Board of.
       03/21 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer money to fund an occupational licensing board. These boards usually operate outside the proper role of government, placing restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to earn a living.
HB1573
Appropriation; Optometry, Board of.
       03/21 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer money to fund an occupational licensing board. These boards usually operate outside the proper role of government, placing restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to earn a living.
HB1574
Appropriation; Physical Therapy Board.
       03/21 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer money to fund an occupational licensing board. These boards usually operate outside the proper role of government, placing restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to earn a living.
HB1575
Appropriation; Psychology, Board of.
       03/21 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer money to fund an occupational licensing board. These boards usually operate outside the proper role of government, placing restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to earn a living.
HB1576
Appropriation: Real Estate Commission and Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer money to fund an occupational licensing board. These boards usually operate outside the proper role of government, placing restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to earn a living.
HB1577
Appropriation; Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists, Board of Examiners for.
       03/21 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer money to fund an occupational licensing board. These boards usually operate outside the proper role of government, placing restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to earn a living.
HB1578
Appropriation; Veterans' Home Purchase Board.
       03/21 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1579
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Appropriation; Auctioneers Commission.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer money to fund occupational licensing boards. These boards usually operate outside the proper role of government, placing restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to earn a living.
HB1580
*
Appropriation; Medical Licensure, Board of.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer money to fund occupational licensing boards. These boards usually operate outside the proper role of government, placing restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to earn a living.
HB1581
*
Appropriation; Public Employees' Retirement System.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1582
*
Appropriation; Attorney General.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1583
*
Appropriation; District attorneys and staff.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1584
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Appropriation; Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and trial judges services.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill funds one of the three primary branches of state government.
HB1585
*
Appropriation; Legislative expenses.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill funds one of the three primary branches of state government.
HB1586
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Appropriation; Capital Post-Conviction Counsel, Office of.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1587
*
Appropriation; State Public Defender, Office of.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1588
*
Appropriation; Insurance, Department of.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1589
*
Appropriation; Fire Academy.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1590
*
Appropriation; Public Service Commission.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1591
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Appropriation; Public Utilities Staff.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1592
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Appropriation; Education, Department of.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1593
*
Appropriation; Educational Television, Authority for.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1594
*
Appropriation; Library Commission.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1595
*
Appropriation; Arts Commission.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1596
*
Appropriation; Archives and History, Department of.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1597
*
Appropriation; Transportation, Department of.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1598
*
Appropriation; Medicaid, Division of.
       04/13 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1599
*
Appropriation; Health, Department of.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1600
*
Appropriation; Human Services, Department of.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1602
*
Appropriation; Rehabilitation Services, Department of.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1603
Appropriation; Foresters, Board of Registration for.
       03/21 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer money to fund an occupational licensing board. These boards usually operate outside the proper role of government, placing restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to earn a living.
HB1604
*
Appropriation; Forestry Commission.
       04/13 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1605
*
Appropriation; Soil and Water Conservation Commission.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1606
*
Appropriation; Marine Resources, Department of.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1607
*
Appropriation; Environmental Quality, Department of.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1608
*
Appropriation; Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1609
*
Appropriation; Oil and Gas Board.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1610
*
Appropriation; Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Department of.
       04/13 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1611
Appropriation; Port Authority, State.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1612
Appropriation; Pat Harrison Waterway District.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1613
Appropriation; Pearl River Valley Water Supply District.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1614
Appropriation; Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District.
       03/21 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1615
Appropriation; Yellow Creek State Inland Port Authority.
       03/16 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1616
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Appropriation; reappropriation, DFA - Bureau of Building; FY19.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1617
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Appropriations; additional for various state agencies for Fiscal Year 2018.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Read
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
HB1618
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Town of Seminary; authorize to establish a town cemetery fund and cemetery advisory committee.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Sanford
This bill expands the scope of government by creating a local cemetery fund. This function is outside the proper role of government and could be better handled by the private sector.
HB1620
City of Fulton; authorize expansion of water services provided by.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Bell (21st)
This bill allows the City of Fulton to provide water services to individuals living outside the city limits.
HB1623
City of Charleston; authorize to make payment to Michael Simms for certain medical costs caused by his assisting a police officer.
       03/26 Approved by Governor
Reynolds
This bill allows a city to compensate a private individual for medical costs incurred when he assisted a police officer.
HB1625
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Town of Byhalia; authorize expansion of natural gas system to a certain area outside the town limits.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Kinkade
This bill allows the city of Byhalia to provide natural gas services to individuals living outside the city limits.
HB1628
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City of Brandon; extend repealer on hotels/motels to fund amphitheater and other ancillary improvements.
       04/13 Approved by Governor
Powell
This bill allows a local government to impose a new additional tax on its citizens. The state should seek to decrease the tax burden and protect the property of citizens at all levels of government.
HB1629
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City of Brandon; extend repealer on tax on sales of prepared food and drink at restaurants and bars.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Powell
This bill extends a local tax. The state should seek to decrease the tax burden and protect the property of citizens at all levels of government.
HB1630
Clay and Chickasaw Counties; authorize receipt of certain funds from Chuquatonchee Consolidated Drainage District.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Sullivan
This bill allows a local government to receive funds from a defunct organization to make improvements to a local creek and bridges.
HB1637
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City of Jackson; extend the repeal date on the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau and the tax that supports it.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Gibbs (72nd)
This bill extends a local tax. The state should seek to decrease the tax burdens on citizens at all levels of government.
HB1649
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Bonds; authorize for various purposes.
       04/13 Approved by Governor
Smith
This bill grows the size of government and undermines the conservative principle of limited 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.
HB1652
Jackson County; authorize to engage in retail sales of merchandise at county-owned golf course.
       03/26 Approved by Governor
Barton
This bill allows a government-owned golf course to expand into retail sales. This is outside the proper scope of government.
HB1653
City of Clinton; authorize use of golf carts on certain public roads and streets.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Gunn
This bill allows a city to authorize the use of golf carts on their streets.
HB1655
City of Ocean Springs; authorize use of golf carts and/or low speed vehicles on certain public roads and streets.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Guice
This bill allows a city to authorize the use of golf carts on their streets.
HB1657
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City of Clinton; authorize levying of additional tourism tax on hotels and motels.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Gunn
This bill allows a local government to impose a new additional tax on its citizens. The state should seek to decrease the tax burden and protect the property of citizens at all levels of government.
HB1662
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City of Long Beach; authorize use of low-speed vehicles or golf carts on certain public roads and streets.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Bennett
This bill allows the city of Long Beach to authorize the use of golf carts on city streets.
HB1663
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Oktibbeha County; authorize contribution to Institute of Community Services, Inc., for purchase of school bus.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Roberson
This bill allows a county to transfer taxpayer funds directly to a private entity at the discretion of the board of supervisors. The state should seek to protect taxpayer dollars at all levels of government.
HB1664
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City of Moss Point; authorize the levying of a tax on restaurants.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Anderson
This bill extends the size of government by authorizing a new local tax on citizens. The state should seek to decrease the tax burden on citizens at all levels of government.
HB1667
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City of Pearl; authorize a tax on restaurants, hotels and motels to promote tourism, parks and recreation.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Rogers (61st)
This bill extends the size of government by authorizing a new local tax on citizens. The state should seek to decrease the tax burden on citizens at all levels of government.
HB1671
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Warren County; authorize contributions to various organizations.
       04/13 Approved by Governor
Denton
This bill allows the Warren County board of supervisors to send taxpayer dollars directly to private entities. The state should seek to protect the property of taxpayers at all levels of government.
HB1676
Jackson County; authorize contributions to Junior Auxiliary of Pascagoula-Moss Point.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Barton
This bill allows a local board to send taxpayer dollars directly to a private entity. The state should seek to protect tax dollars at all levels of government.
HB1680
City of Meridian; authorize by way of quitclaim deed to relinquish the reverter clause and other interests in American Legion property.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Snowden
This bill allows the city of Meridian to relinquish ownership of an American Legion property.
HB1681
City of Meridian; authorize provision of wastewater treatment services to Naval Air Station Meridian which is a certain distance outside of corp. limits of.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Snowden
This bill allows the city of Meridian to provide sewer services to facilities outside the city limits.
HB1682
City of Crystal Springs; may authorize operation of golf carts and/or low-speed vehicles only on public roads/streets designated by ordinance.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Weathersby
This bill expands freedom by allowing a local city to allow golf carts on their streets.
HB1685
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Wayne County; increase contribution amount to Multi-County Community Service Agency, Inc., by.
       04/13 Law W/out Governor's Signature
Barnett
This bill allows Wayne County supervisors to send taxpayer dollars directly to a private entity. The state should seek to protect taxpayer dollars at all levels of government.
HB1686
City of Magee; authorize use of golf carts on certain public roads and streets within.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Gipson
This bill expands freedom by allowing a local city to allow golf carts on their streets.
HB1688
Suffrage; restore to Sandra Beard of Lowndes County.
       04/13 Law W/out Governor's Signature
Karriem
This bill restores the right to vote for an individual who has been convicted of a crime and has since paid their debt to society.
HB1690
Suffrage; restore to John Henry Nabors of Lee County.
       04/13 Law W/out Governor's Signature
Holland
This bill restores the right to vote for an individual who has been convicted of a crime and has since paid their debt to society.
HB1691
Suffrage; restore to Stanley E. Stubbs of Prentiss County.
       04/13 Law W/out Governor's Signature
Arnold
This bill restores the right to vote for an individual who has been convicted of a crime and has since paid their debt to society.
HB1692
Copiah County; authorize to provide labor and materials for construction of roadways for campsite for Mississippi's Toughest Kids Foundation.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Holloway
This bill allows Copiah County supervisors to use taxpayer dollars and resources construct a road for the exclusive use of a private organization.
HB1696
West Rankin Utility Authority; require payments made by public agency members be used solely to pay certain bonds.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Baker
This bill expands accountability. It requires that payments made to a Rankin County utility service must be prioritized for repayment of bonds.
HB1700
Suffrage; restore to Valeska Summerville of Lowndes County.
       04/13 Law W/out Governor's Signature
Karriem
This bill restores the right to vote for an individual who has been convicted of a crime and has since paid their debt to society.
HC 1
Mr. Kirk Gavin Ladner; commend life of and express sympathy upon his passing.
       01/29 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Denny
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 2
Glen Collins; commend contributions to community made by MSU SEC Football legend 2013.
       01/29 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Bell (65th)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 3
Mr. Tyrone Keys; commend for athletic accomplishments and creating the 'All Sports Community Service' organization.
       01/29 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Bell (65th)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 4
Lyme Disease Awareness Month; declare the month of May 2018 as.
       01/29 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
DeLano
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 9
Joint Session; call to hear the State of the State address of the Governor Phil Bryant.
       01/05 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
White
HC 15
Declare August 2018 as 'Take Your Child for a Medical Check-up' month.
       01/29 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Bell (65th)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 18
Brandon High School Volleyball Team; commend on winning the 2017 Class III State Championship.
       01/29 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Baker
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 21
Bogue Chitto Lady Bobcats Softball Team; commend upon winning MHSAA Class 1A Fast-pitch Softball State Championship.
       01/29 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Mangold
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 22
Neshoba Central High School Lady Rockets; commend on winning the 2017 MHSAA Class III Slow-pitch Softball Championship.
       01/29 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Bounds
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 23
Lieutenant Colonel Mike Hogan; commend upon his retirement.
       01/29 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
DeLano
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 24
Dysautonomia Awareness Month; acknowledge and observe during the month of October 2018.
       01/29 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Criswell
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 26
Honorable Representative Tyrone Ellis; commend esteemed and laudable legislative career and public service of.
       03/12 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Williams-Barnes
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 27
Pearl High School Football Team; commend upon winning MHSAA Class 6A State Championship.
       01/29 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Rogers (61st)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 34
Wheeler Volunteer Fire Department; commend upon occasion of its 50th anniversary.
       01/29 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Turner
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 36
Vernon Perry; commend career and contributions of.
       01/29 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Bell (65th)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 37
'Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Awareness Day'; designate May 17, 2018, as day of awareness in Mississippi.
       01/29 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Zuber
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 39
Honorable Judge Tommy Gardner; commend service of and congratulate upon the occasion of his retirement.
       01/29 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Bain
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 42
The Big Apple Inn; commend.
       02/21 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Banks
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 43
Brigadier General Samuel P. Mitchell, Jr.; commend life and service upon his passing.
       01/29 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Snowden
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 44
Senator Robert H. 'Rob' Smith; commend life and service upon his passing.
       02/09 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Weathersby
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 45
Dr. Rudyard Beal Robison; commend life and legacy of service upon his passing.
       02/09 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Turner
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 46
National Physician Anesthesiologists Week; acknowledge and recognize.
       02/09 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Bain
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 47
Lorene 'Lori' C. Moore; commend life and express sympathy upon passing of.
       02/20 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Dortch
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 49
Mize High School Marching Band; commend on winning MHSAA Class 2A State Championship.
       02/09 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Tullos
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 50
Reverend Rodney Duke; commend for service in United States Navy and as a minister of the Methodist faith.
       02/09 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Sanford
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 51
State Library; commend upon its 200th year anniversary.
       02/09 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Sanford
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 52
100 Black Men of Jackson, Inc.; commend on service to community in 2017.
       02/09 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Bell (65th)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 53
Hopewell Baptist Church; commend on occasion of its 190th anniversary.
       02/09 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Weathersby
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 55
Mt. Zion Baptist Church; commend upon the occasion of its 175th anniversary.
       02/09 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Chism
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 57
Republic of China (Taiwan) and Mississippi; encourage further economic ties and friendship between.
       02/21 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Reynolds
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 58
Johnny 'Bootsy' Morrow; commend on establishment of museum.
       02/21 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Banks
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 59
West Point High School; commend on winning Class 5A State Football Championship.
       02/21 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Gibbs (36th)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 60
Simpson County Academy Cross Country Team; commend on winning the MAIS Division II State Championship.
       02/21 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Weathersby
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 61
David and the Giants; commend on 50th anniversary.
       03/01 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Tullos
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 62
Judge John Andrew Hatcher, Jr.; commend upon his retirement as Chancery Court Judge for District One.
       03/01 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Bain
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 63
Sergeant Major Paul Collier; commend upon occasion of his retirement from the United States Army.
       03/01 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Johnson (87th)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 64
Simpson County Academy Football Team; commend on finishing as runner-up in the Class 4A Division II State Championship.
       03/25 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Weathersby
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 65
Walter Anderson Day; proclaim September 29, 2018, as.
       03/01 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Baria
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 66
Taylorsville High School Softball Team; commend upon winning 2017 MHSAA Class 2A Fast-pitch Softball State Championship.
       03/01 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Tullos
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 67
Donate Life Month; designate April 2018 as.
       03/01 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Horan
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 68
Speech and Debate Education Day; designate March 2, 2018, as in Mississippi.
       03/01 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Sanford
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 69
Fletcher Cox; commend and congratulate upon being a member of Super Bowl LII Champions Philadelphia Eagles.
       03/01 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Straughter
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 70
Murrah Concert Singers; commend for being invited to participate at festival in Italy.
       03/07 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Calhoun
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 71
Dr. Ronnie McGehee; commend upon occasion of his retirement as superintendent from the Madison County School District.
       03/12 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Gunn
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 72
Bob Wedgeworth; commend upon the occasion of his retirement.
       03/12 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Weathersby
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 73
Dr. Ronald E. Nettles II; commend upon the occasion of his retirement as President of Copiah-Lincoln Community College.
       03/12 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Mangold
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 74
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Frederick A. Tucei; commend and congratulate on the occasion of his 100th birthday.
       03/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Read
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 75
Robert Brazile; commend upon induction into NFL Hall of Fame.
       03/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Straughter
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 76
Noah Barberi; commend for being named both a Truman Scholar and a Rhodes Scholar.
       03/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Holland
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 77
Dr. Lee Royce; commend service upon his retirement as President of Mississippi College.
       03/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Gunn
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 78
Calvin 'Cal' Hobbs; commend life and legacy as a member of the Tuskegee Airmen.
       03/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Oliver
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 79
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Pat Robertson; commend upon her retirement as Executive Director of PERS.
       03/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Huddleston (15th)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 80
Commander Joseph Allen LaCour; commend life and service upon his passing.
       03/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Blackmon
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 81
Remanufacturing (Reman) Day 2018; declare April 12 as.
       03/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Carpenter
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 82
Magnuson-Stevens Act; encourage revisions that will provide better use of and access to the nation's fisheries.
       03/28 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Bounds
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 83
Gulfport High School Boys Soccer Team; commend upon winning MHSAA Class 6A State Championship.
       03/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Haney
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 84
Germantown High School Girls Soccer Team; commend for winning the MHSAA Class 5A State Championship.
       03/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Wilson
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 85
Gaming; request Executive Directors of MGC, PEER and DMR and the Secretary of State to develop map for MS Coast eligible areas.
       03/28 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Bennett
This bill requires the state to clarify the areas that casinos can locate to help bolster private enterprise.
HC 86
MS Celebrating Women in Public Office Day; declare March 19, 2018 as.
       03/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Sykes
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 87
Chief Master Sergeant John K. Carson; commend distinguished career upon the occasion of his retirement.
       03/25 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Weathersby
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 88
Denise LaSalle; mourn loss and commemorate life and stellar music career of upon her passing.
       03/25 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Straughter
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 89
East Rankin Academy Lady Patriots Basketball Team; commend for winning the MAIS AAAA Division II State Championship.
       03/25 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Miles
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 90
Reverend Melvin Boles; commemorate life, mourn loss and express sympathy upon his passing.
       03/25 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Shirley
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 91
Driver's licenses; state opposition to federal law requiring states to enact laws requiring the suspension of for persons who are convicted of certain drug offenses.
       04/02 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Bomgar
This resolution accompanies a bill that removes government restrictions on individuals getting driver's licenses. This will help promote employment in our state.
HC 92
Lawrence County High School Lady Cougars Basketball Team; congratulate upon first state championship.
       03/25 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Mangold
HC 93
JPS Career Development Center students; commend on winning 2017 Congressional App Challenge.
       03/25 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Clarke
HC 94
Fair Housing Act; recognize the 50th anniversary of its enactment.
       03/28 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
White
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 95
Locust Grove Missionary Baptist Church; commend upon occasion of its 150th anniversary.
       03/28 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Perkins
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 96
Alix H. Sanders, Sr.; commemorate life and service of upon his passing.
       03/28 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Perkins
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 97
Davis Magnet IB Elementary School; commend for being rated as the number one performing elementary school in the state.
       03/28 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Dortch
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 99
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Doctor's Day in Mississippi; designate March 30, 2018, as.
       03/28 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Mims
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 100
Jesse J. Holland; commend and congratulate as an award-winning author.
       03/28 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Faulkner
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 101
Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover; commend upon being elected the 30th International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
       03/28 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Gibbs (72nd)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 102
Poppy Month; designate May 2018 as in Mississippi.
       03/28 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Carpenter
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HC 103
Senator Thad Cochran; commend upon his retirement after 46 years representing Mississippi in Washington D.C.
       03/28 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Sykes
HC 104
Choctaw Central Lady Warriors Basketball Team; congratulate on 7th championship and back-to-back championship wins.
       03/28 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Bounds
HC 105
Access to Justice Month; declare June 2018 as month of observance in Mississippi.
       03/28 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Snowden
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 2
Delta Sigma Theta; commend for Delta Days.
       01/16 (H) Immediate Release
Wooten
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 3
Monica T. Barnes 'Mississippi Monica'; commend success as producer of The Steve Harvey Morning Show.
       01/16 (H) Immediate Release
Bell (65th)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 4
Emma Funk; commend upon being named MaxPrep's Volleyball Small School Player of the Year.
       01/16 (H) Immediate Release
Baria
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 6
Tri-County Workforce Alliance; commend upon being named 2017 Nonprofit of the Year Award recipient.
       01/16 (H) Immediate Release
Paden
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 9
Joe Trotter Dockins; commend excellent community service of.
       01/18 (H) Immediate Release
Bell (65th)
HR 12
East Central High School 'Hornets' Football Team; commend upon successful season and winning the South State Championship.
       01/18 (H) Immediate Release
Barton
HR 13
Chancellor Terrill Moffett; commend and congratulate upon his retirement.
       01/18 (H) Immediate Release
Bain
HR 14
Tony Brown; commend football success as running back for the East Central High School Hornets Football Team.
       01/29 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Barton
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 15
Mrs. Beatrice White Roots; commend and congratulate on the occasion of her 100th birthday.
       01/29 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Sykes
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 16
Brigadier General Samuel P. Mitchell, Jr.; commend life and service upon his passing.
       01/29 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Snowden
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 17
Ms. Andrea' Hightower; commend on being crowned Miss Mississippi Collegiate 2018.
       01/29 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Bomgar
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 18
Germantown High School Marching Band; commend and congratulate upon winning the Class 5A State Marching Championship.
       02/07 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Wilson
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 19
Peggy Jean Connor; commend life and legacy of service upon her passing.
       02/07 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
McGee
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 20
Tyler Pearson; commend upon being named 2017 World Championship Steer Wrestler.
       02/07 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Hood
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 21
Larry Grantham; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
       02/07 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Holloway
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 22
Mr. Percy Alehman 'Snakeman' King; commend life upon his passing.
       02/07 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Sykes
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 23
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Second Lieutenant Colonel John White; commend military service upon retirement from Mississippi Air National Guard.
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Weathersby
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 24
Climentine Richardson Williams; commend her life and legacy upon her passing.
       02/09 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Clarke
HR 25
Wear Red Day; designate February 8, 2018, in observance of.
       02/19 (H) Immediate Release
Currie
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 26
Pearl River Community College Men's Soccer Team; commend upon winning MACJC Region 23 State Soccer Tournament.
       02/19 (H) Immediate Release
Corley
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 27
Joe Vaughn; commend outstanding services to G.V. 'Sonny' Montgomery VA Hospital.
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Roberson
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 28
Odell Gatewood Saulter Wright; mourn the loss and commend her life upon passing.
       02/19 (H) Immediate Release
Banks
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 29
Jimmy Buchanan, Sr.; commend distinguished service upon his retirement.
       02/23 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Holloway
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 30
Omega Psi Phi Day; designate as February 15, 2018, in Mississippi.
       02/23 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Bell (65th)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 31
Dr. Leslie Burl McLemore; commend upon receipt of Cora Norman Award.
       02/23 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Henley
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 32
Running Wild Films; commend cinematic success for work done in Mississippi.
       02/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Bain
HR 33
Olivia Knight; commend for being crowned Miss Jr. Teen Mississippi 2017.
       02/23 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Bain
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 34
Mr. Joshua Cavanaugh; commend on award for United Soccer Coaches 2017 Regional Coach of the Year for High School Boys - Small Schools - Winter Region.
       02/23 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Weathersby
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 35
Ms. Arilla Kerney; commend life and mourn loss upon her passing.
       02/23 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Jackson
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 36
Bullying crisis; acknowledge and recognize link to suicide among Mississippi youth.
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Bain
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 37
Frances 'Sue' White; commend upon her retirement from the Ocean Springs School District.
       02/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Zuber
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 38
Jerry Wayne Robertson; commend life and service upon his passing.
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Tullos
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 39
Mrs. Elizabeth Richardson; commend upon being named DeSoto County Schools Teacher of the Year.
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Foster
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 40
Paulisha Farrish; commend for dedication to educational excellence and for academic achievements.
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Holloway
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 41
Holly Grove M.B. Church; commend on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Huddleston (30th)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 42
Pearl River Central High School Baseball Team; commend on outstanding season and for winning the Class 5A State Championship for the first time in school history.
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Corley
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 43
Dr. Charles Ozborne, M.D.; commend for being named the 2018 national Country Doctor of the Year.
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Hood
HR 44
Jesmyn Ward; commend as an award-winning novelist and congratulate upon her many accomplishments.
       03/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Dortch
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 45
Noxubee County High School Tigers Football Team; commend on winning Class 4A State Championship.
       03/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Mickens
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 46
Mrs. Betty Staples; commend for her service to the House of Representatives by making baked goods each session.
       03/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Denny
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 47
James Lee; commend for successful J. Lee's Gourmet BBQ Sauce.
       03/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
DeLano
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 48
Florence High School Lady Eagles Soccer Team; commend upon winning MHSAA Class 4A State Championship.
       03/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Weathersby
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 49
Michael E. Harris; commend distinguished career and service upon his retirement from the Mississippi Department of Mental Health.
       03/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Weathersby
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 50
Jackson Martin Brown; commend life and service upon his passing.
       03/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Roberson
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 51
St. Stanislaus College Boys Soccer Team; commend for winning the 2018 MHSAA Class 4A State Soccer Championship.
       03/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Baria
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 52
Chandra M. Minor, DMD; commend for being the first African-American female orthodontist in Mississippi.
       03/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Holloway
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 53
Frank E. Gammill; commend upon occasion of his retirement as Executive Director of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy.
       03/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Holloway
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 54
Undergraduate Research Day; designate March 20, 2018, as in Mississippi.
       03/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
McGee
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 55
Ronald Leland 'R.W.' Williams; commend esteemed career and public service of upon the occasion of his retirement.
       03/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Horne
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 56
Raymond High School Boys Basketball Team; commend upon winning the 2018 MHSAA Class 4A State Championship.
       03/24 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Dortch
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 57
Dr. Larry W. Chappell; commend and congratulate upon his retirement after over 30 years of service to Mississippi Valley State University.
       03/24 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Hines
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 58
Honorable Toby Barker; commend esteemed and laudable legislative career of.
       03/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
McGee
HR 59
Taylor Machine Works, Inc.; congratulate on its 90th anniversary and for representing Mississippi at 'Made in America Week'.
       03/24 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Hood
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 60
Pastor Marcus T. Cathey; commend service as President of the Hattiesburg Public School District Board of Trustees.
       03/24 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Watson
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 61
Columbus High School Boys Basketball Team; commend upon winning the MHSAA Class 6A State Championship.
       03/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Karriem
HR 62
Starkville High School Girls Basketball Team; commend for winning the MHSAA Class 6A State Championship.
       03/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Taylor
HR 63
Mr. Wyatt Washington, Jr.; commend life and legacy and recognize posthumous 100th birthday.
       03/24 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Gibbs (72nd)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 64
Samuel and Clara Pieh; commend upon the occasion of their 40th wedding anniversary.
       03/24 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Perkins
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 65
Alix H. Sanders, Sr.; commemorate life and service of upon his passing.
       03/24 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Perkins
HR 66
Paul Thorn; commend stellar music career and accomplishments of and designating March 27, 2018, as Paul Thorn Day.
       03/24 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Holland
HR 67
East Rankin Academy Lady Patriots Basketball Team; commend for winning the MAIS AAAA Division II State Championship.
       03/24 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Miles
HR 68
Eric Donald Jordan; commend distinguished service provided to the military veterans of the State of Mississippi.
       03/24 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Weathersby
HR 69
JPS Career Development Center students; commend on winning 2017 Congressional App Challenge.
       03/24 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Clarke
HR 70
Mr. Larry Green; commend and congratulate upon the occasion of his retirement.
       03/24 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Hines
HR 71
Coahoma County High School Boys Basketball Team; commend upon winning MHSAA Class 2A State Championship.
       03/24 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Paden
HR 72
Dr. Alfio Rausa, M.D.; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
       03/25 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Hughes
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 73
Larry E. Clark; commend the life and legacy of upon his passing.
       03/25 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Reynolds
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 74
Kirk Academy Raiderettes; commend for winning the MAIS Overall State Championship Tournament.
       03/25 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Horan
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 75
Bishop Joseph Roscoe Campbell, Jr.; commend for outstanding service and dedication to his church and community.
       03/25 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Holloway
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 76
Mississippi Valley State University retirees; commend distinguished service of upon their retirement.
       03/25 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Perkins
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 77
Jesse J. Holland; commend and congratulate as an award-winning author.
       03/25 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Faulkner
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 78
Flonzie 'Goodloe' Brown-Wright; honor and celebrate as Civil Rights Trailblazer.
       03/25 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Gibbs (72nd)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 79
Hattiesburg High School Lady Tigers Basketball Team; commend upon winning their first ever MHSAA Class 5A State Championship.
       03/25 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Watson
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 80
Madison County (MS) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; commend and congratulate on 10-year anniversary.
       03/25 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Wooten
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 81
Shirley G. Owens; commend life and legacy upon her passing.
       03/25 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Anderson
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 82
Okolona High School Chieftains Boys Basketball Team; commend on winning MHSAA Class 1A State Championship.
       03/25 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Sullivan
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 83
Senator Thad Cochran; commend upon his retirement after 46 years representing Mississippi in Washington, D.C.
       03/25 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Sykes
HR 84
Leflore County School District retirees; commend years of service.
       03/25 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Perkins
HR 85
Brookhaven Academy Lady Cougars Basketball Team; commend on winning MAIS Class AA State Basketball Championship.
       03/25 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Mangold
HR 86
Brookhaven Academy Cougars Boys Basketball Team; commend on winning MAIS Class AA State Basketball Championship.
       03/25 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Mangold
HR 87
St. Andrew's Episcopal School High School Boys Basketball Team; congratulate on first-ever MHSAA Class 3A State Championship in the school's history.
       03/25 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Blackmon
HR 88
Louise Collins Bell Bland; commend on occasion of her 105th birthday.
       03/25 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Watson
HR 89
Dr. Milton Duane 'Bud' Matthews; commend life and legacy upon his passing.
       03/28 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Gunn
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 90
Greenwood Public School District retirees; commend years of service.
       03/28 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Perkins
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 91
Lamar County student VEX/IQ Mississippi Robotics Championship winners; commend and congratulate.
       03/28 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Touchstone
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 92
Representative Robert Huddleston; commend distinguished legislative career of upon his retirement.
       03/28 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Middleton
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 93
Tupelo High School Golden Wave Swim Team; commend for winning MHSAA Class 2A State Championship for the 11th straight time.
       03/28 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Aguirre
This is a ceremonial resolution.
HR 94
Doris McCool Osborne; commend the life and mourn the loss of upon her passing.
       03/28 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Perkins
HR 95
Dr. Robyn Killebrew; commend and congratulate on being named 2017 Milken Educator Award recipient.
       03/28 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Crawford
HR 96
Elder Clifton Goodloe, Jr.; commend for his service to community and church.
       03/28 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Holloway
HR 97
Janet Hildebrant; commend upon being named Teacher of the Year at Hernando Elementary School.
       03/28 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Foster
SB2034
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Surplus county road department equipment; authorize transfer to other county departments.
       03/08 Approved by Governor
Blackwell
This bill allows local governments to transfer road equipment to other county departments. The transfer would have to serve the best interests of the county and be approved by a majority vote of the board of supervisors. This will allow local governments to increase efficiency.
SB2043
County veteran service officers; remove prohibition from holding any other elective or appointive position.
       03/05 Approved by Governor
Branning
This bill expands freedom by allowing county veterans affairs officers to hold other positions.
SB2044
Special judges; expand authority of Chief Justice to appoint.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Fillingane
This bill gives the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court the authority to appoint special judges to county and youth courts. This will help relieve backlogs in many county courts.
SB2047
Institutional research; authorized consent for minors to participate in research shall be in accordance with federal law.
       03/05 Approved by Governor
Harkins
This bill updates the definition of consent for a minor to participate in clinical medical research to match federal standards.
SB2051
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State funds; authorize excess to be invested in bonds issued, assumed or guaranteed by the Country of Israel.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Fillingane
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
SB2091
Emergency Medical Technicians; authorize to transport police dogs injured in the line of duty.
       03/07 Approved by Governor
Tollison
This bill expands freedom by reducing regulatory burdens on EMTs. It allows them to carry police dogs in their vehicles if they were injured in the line of duty.
SB2097
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Free port warehouse; revise property stored in that is eligible for exemption from ad valorem tax.
       03/16 Approved by Governor
Tollison
This bill reduces the tax burden on materials that are transported through ports in Mississippi to another destination. The state should seek to decrease the tax burden for everyone in the state across the board.
SB2138
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Code of Judicial Conduct; immunity for members of a special campaign committee.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Hopson
This bill simply provides civil immunity to individuals working on behalf of a state judicial committee. This immunity already exists for other judicial commissions, this bill just extends that immunity to special committees created by the state courts.
SB2193
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Nissan Scholarship Program; authorize Postsecondary Education Financial Assistance Board to administer.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Harkins
This bill expands the scope of government by allowing a public education board to administer private scholarships. The state should allow private entities to administer their own scholarship programs instead of using taxpayer dollars to do this.
SB2194
Debts; authorize community and junior colleges to collect through setoff against a debtor's income tax return.
       03/16 Approved by Governor
Harkins
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.
SB2197
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Criminal immunity; provide for persons when requesting assistance for medical emergency due to alcohol consumption.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Watson
This bill updates the state's "Good Samaritan" law to apply to alcohol. This law is intended to help reduce drug and alcohol overdoses by giving criminal immunity for drug or alcohol charges to anyone who reports an overdose.
SB2209
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Distinctive motor vehicle license tags; authorize for supporters of various organizations.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Parks
This bill allows a number of organizations to apply for and get distinctive license plates. The organizations must bear the expense of the license plates.
SB2213
Motor carriers; conform code sections to reflect prior transfer of duties of the PSC to the Transportation Commission.
       03/08 Approved by Governor
Simmons (13th)
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.
SB2218
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Community and junior colleges; may enter into loans for up to 25 years with board of trustees' approval.
       03/16 Approved by Governor
Harkins
This bill expands the scope of state government. It allows public universities to borrow money for longer periods of time. The state should seek to reduce its indebtedness.
SB2220
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Community colleges; county taxes collected for shall be transmitted directly to instead of to chancery clerk.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Parker
This bill reduces bureaucracy. It allows counties to transfer certain tax collections directly to colleges instead of first going through a clerk.
SB2225
Alcohol and Drug Treatment Pilot Program in Bolivar County; extend repeal date.
       03/07 Approved by Governor
Simmons (13th)
This bill reenacts a current law which allows for an alcohol and drug treatment program at a state prison.
SB2277
Salvage certificate of title; vehicles with may not receive a clear title but may receive a branded title.
       03/15 Approved by Governor
Fillingane
This bill clarifies the law regarding salvage vehicles. It states that these vehicles can only receive a branded title, which will ensure that consumers are aware that the vehicle was once salvaged.
SB2292
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Capitol Complex Improvement District projects; authorize DFA to issue short-term debt to implement and administer projects.
       03/16 Approved by Governor
Fillingane
This bill expands the state's indebtedness by allowing the Capitol Complex Improvement District to issue short-term debt. The state should seek to operate within its means and use available tax dollars instead of borrowing at taxpayers' expense.
SB2295
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Public Service Commission; extend repealers/clarify enforcement authority and jurisdiction.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Hopson
This bill clarifies that the Public Service Commission has jurisdiction over matters relating to utilities. This eliminates confusion and an alternative legal venue for businesses.
SB2296
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Group health insurance plan coverage for prescription drugs; authorize medication synchronization for beneficiaries.
       03/05 Approved by Governor
Kirby
This bill places additional regulations on how private insurers may provide benefits to individuals. This expands the role of government and will result in driving up the cost of coverage for consumers.
SB2310
Charitable solicitation; revise exemption of humane societies.
       03/16 Approved by Governor
Blackwell
This bill increases regulatory reporting requirements on private charities. Currently, humane societies which contract with local governments to care for stray animals are exempt from registering with the state as a charity. This bill would limit that exemption to groups that receive more than half of their funding from local government, and require other groups to report.
SB2311
Insurance companies; revise notice requirements when transferring policies to an affiliated insurer.
       03/05 Approved by Governor
Blackwell
This bill reduces the scope of government. It reduces the regulatory requirements on how insurers may communicate with policyholders.
SB2312
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Sales tax on admissions; exempt certain events sponsored by municipalities.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Carter
This bill expands sales tax exemptions. It exempts nonprofit events held on public property that don't benefit specific individuals.
SB2418
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Motor vehicles; increase weight limit tolerance for harvest permit vehicles and vehicles loading and unloading at state ports.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Branning
This bill will expand the ability of trucks to carry heavy loads on state roads. It could lead to expanding the size of government since it places new pressures on public roads and bridges, which will lead to increased costs for local government to reinspect bridges.
SB2457
Soil and plant amendments; report of net tonnage distributed to be made annually rather than quarterly.
       03/05 Approved by Governor
Hudson
This bill decreases the regulatory burden on private businesses by changing a report filing requirement from quarterly to annual.
SB2458
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Memorial highways; designate various portions of highways as.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill renames several state highways to honor certain individuals.
SB2459
Military servicemen; extend reemployment protections when activated by other states.
       03/08 Approved by Governor
Younger
This bill clarifies procedures for when National Guard members are activated. It ensures that members' employment situations are not harmed when the unit is activated by another state. The state should seek to limit the use of our military forces to matters of state need and security, but the individual service members should not be held responsible when they are activated for other purposes.
SB2463
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Rare diseases; UMMC and other agencies shall prepare report on the state of in Mississippi.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Moran
This bill allows state agencies and public hospitals to share information with one another on rare diseases for compilation in an educational report for physicians.
SB2465
Homeowners insurance; require premium discount for new home tornado mitigation construction in any county.
       03/05 Approved by Governor
Carmichael
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.
SB2466
State & School Employees Health Insurance; extend repealer on payment of premiums.
       03/05 Approved by Governor
Carmichael
This bill extends a section of law which mandates that the state pays health insurance costs for state and school employees.
SB2467
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MS Windstorm Underwriting Association; extend repealer on nonadmitted policy fee.
       04/13 Approved by Governor
Carmichael
The bill extends the size of government by reenacting a law that places regulations on how individuals may insure their homes.
SB2473
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Residential Landlord/Tenant Act; revise to give more protections to landlords.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Hill
This bill expands property rights in the state by giving landlords more authority to determine how to lease their property. The state should seek to decrease these regulations and allow the free market to govern these transactions.
SB2479
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Fee-in-lieu of ad valorem taxes; revise certain provisions regarding.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Fillingane
This bill makes changes to a law which allows cities to set up special tax arrangements for large companies locating in their area. It reduces the qualifying project amount from $100 Million to $60 Million. This will reduce the size of government by allowing businesses to negotiate lower tax rates.
SB2480
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Practice of Psychology Licensure Law; extend repealer and make technical amendments.
       03/07 Approved by Governor
Kirby
This bill extends the scope of government. It reenacts an occupational licensing law which places restrictions on who may practice psychology. These licensing restrictions make it more difficult for individuals to enter the workforce, limit competition, and drive up prices for consumers.
SB2484
Perpetual cemeteries; create offense of embezzlement, misapplication or conversion of trust funds.
       03/07 Approved by Governor
Burton
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 for property crimes.
SB2485
Solid waste management permits; revise the public hearing requirements for.
       03/07 Approved by Governor
Burton
This bill ensures that there's a hearing procedure in place for municipalities seeking permits for local dumps.
SB2495
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Medical Radiation Technology Registration Law; extend repealer.
       03/07 Approved by Governor
Blount
This bill extends the scope of government. It reenacts an occupational licensing law which places restrictions on who may use x-ray machines. These licensing restrictions make it more difficult for individuals to enter the workforce, limit competition, and drive up prices for consumers.
SB2508
Personal property; revise definition of when used in any statute.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Parks
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.
SB2526
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Administrative Procedures Act; require certain occupational licensing boards to review their rules every three years.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Parks
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.
SB2527
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Insurance; prohibit civil liability against a person or entity for reporting insurance fraud.
       03/26 Approved by Governor
Carmichael
This bill provides civil liability to individuals who make reports of insurance fraud. This protects these individuals from frivolous suits with the intent of helping detect insurance fraud.
SB2568
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Katie's Law; DNA sample destruction; authorize County Judge for Lee County.
       03/26 Approved by Governor
Hopson
This bill removes the requirement that DNA samples from those accused of violent offenses be destroyed if the person is not found guilty. They could still request the materials be destroyed, but otherwise they will be maintained for reference in future offenses.
SB2570
Local entities; prohibit ordinances regulating the use of certain containers.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Parks
This bill expands freedom and protects property rights. It prevents local governments from imposing taxes and regulations on how private businesses and their customers use cups and bags.
SB2578
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Ad valorem tax; revise provisions regarding payment where county inadvertently exempted property, revise certain homestead exemption.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Parks
This bill states that if a property was illegally exempted from taxation, then the taxpayer is liable only for the taxes owed and not subject to penalties and interest because of the error.
SB2588
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Alcoholic Beverage Control Law; any municipality or may establish leisure and recreation districts if alcohol is legal.
       03/07 Approved by Governor
Massey
This bill decreases the scope of government by allowing cities to establish exemptions to regulations on alcohol. The state should seek to decrease these regulations whenever possible.
SB2614
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Conflicts of interest for community hospital board members; define.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Wiggins
This bill defines conflicts of interest for individuals who serve on public hospital boards. This is intended to prevent corruption in these entities. Government should leave the private sector to manage healthcare to prevent these problems.
SB2618
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Alcoholic beverages; revise the definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Doty
This bill expands freedom by allowing a particular resort area to sell alcoholic beverages. The state should seek to undo these regulations whenever possible.
SB2621
Rail crossings; clarify that vehicles approaching a crossing must stop for on-track equipment.
       03/05 Approved by Governor
Simmons (13th)
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.
SB2629
Uniform Highway Traffic Regulation Law; revise definition of the term 'autocycle.'
       03/05 Approved by Governor
Michel
This bill clarifies the definition of autocycles. It updates this to an accurate definition of these vehicles for use on state roads.
SB2644
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State Veterans Affairs Board; clarify the required qualifications of executive director and deputy director.
       03/16 Approved by Governor
Parker
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.
SB2646
Prison Overcrowding Emergency Powers Act; extend repeal date.
       03/07 Approved by Governor
Jackson (32nd)
This bill reenacts a current law which allows the Department of Corrections to expand release options in the event of a prison overcrowding emergency.
SB2647
Electronic home detention; extend date of repeal.
       03/07 Approved by Governor
Jackson (32nd)
This bill reenacts a current law which allows the Department of Corrections to monitor individuals how have been released on parole or probation.
SB2654
State Parole Board; extend repeal date.
       03/07 Approved by Governor
Jackson (32nd)
This bill reenacts a law which allows the State Parole Board to operate.
SB2655
Parole supervision fees; extend date of repeal on authority to collect.
       03/07 Approved by Governor
Jackson (32nd)
This bill extends a law which determines how individuals on parole may pay parole fees.
SB2663
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Opioid crisis; clarify court-ordered drug testing of drug-impaired drivers.
       04/13 Approved by Governor
Parker
This bill expands the scope of state government. It makes it more difficult for individuals convicted of drug offenses to regain their license to drive. The new drug testing program authorized in this bill could require individuals to remain completely drug-free to get their license back, although opioid addiction must be treated often times by prescription drugs. This is an overly broad solution to a problem which will have the unintended consequence of making it more difficult for these individuals to recover.
SB2668
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Financial institutions; provide the order of priority to access a safe-deposit box upon death of lessee.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Doty
This bill expands the scope of government regulations on banks. It places restrictions on how banks may grant access to safe deposit boxes after an individual dies. This is best decided by banks and individual institutions.
SB2674
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Government procurement; authorize local entities to charge a fee for reverse auction and electronic bidding services.
       03/05 Approved by Governor
Polk
This bill allows local governments to charge fees for those participating in reverse auctions for local services, to help cover the costs of the auctions. This system of bidding can help save taxpayers money.
SB2675
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Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services; clarify administrative structure.
       04/13 Approved by Governor
Fillingane
This bill restructures the Department of Child Protective Services. It moves the agency to a sub-agency under the Department of Human Services.
SB2754
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Automated sales suppression devices; prohibit.
       03/26 Approved by Governor
Fillingane
This bill broadens the scope of criminal law in the state by making it illegal to own or use a computer program that makes changes to point of sale systems. The state has laws on the books against fraud and tax evasion. This is an overly broad new criminal offense that could have unintended consequences. It could also result in increased incarceration costs for the state.
SB2763
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Mississippi Virtual Public School Program; provider chosen by districts under Mississippi Online Course Application Process.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Tollison
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.
SB2773
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State budget; provide for transfer of funds.
       04/13 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill sends state funds to a variety of special projects. It changes appropriations to increase government spending on certain agencies. The state should seek to decrease spending on special projects and pay down the state's debt. This undermines the conservative principle of limited government.
SB2779
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Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (MDITS); authorize to charge state agencies for certain services.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill authorizes a state department to charge other agencies for technology services. This will allow the department to more accurately provide services to agencies with the most need.
SB2787
State land; remove application waiting period on forfeited tax land; clarify procedure for refunds on cancelled patents.
       03/05 Approved by Governor
Blount
This bill allows the state to more quickly dispose of tax forfeited land by removing the 30 day waiting requirement for the application.
SB2805
Pyramid promotional schemes; regulate.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Burton
This bill vastly expands the scope of government and places more regulations on private businesses. This bill would make network marketing companies illegal in the state. It's being supported by certain businesses who would benefit if their competitor's businesses were outlawed. This is outside the proper scope of government.
SB2836
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Mississippi Medicaid program; revise services, provider reimbursement rates and extend repealer.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Wiggins
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.
SB2855
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State, county and municipal budget estimates shall not be exceeded; exempt unfunded liability for employee retirement.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill expands the scope of local governments. It allows governments to exceed budgets and increase spending for special benefit plans.
SB2892
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Controlled substances; revise Schedules I and II.
       03/21 Approved by Governor
Jordan
This bill aims to help make CBD oil available to children as a medicine. It exempts this substance from the controlled substance statute.
SB2893
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Secretary of State; authorize to donate certain property in Jackson County, Mississippi, to the National Park Service.
       03/15 Approved by Governor
Blount
This bill allows the state to donate bayou property to the National Park Service.
SB2895
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University of Mississippi Medical Center; authorize to remove and reinter remains reposing in potter's field property.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Blount
This bill allows the University Medical Center to remove and reinter remains in a recently discovered cemetery on their campus.
SB2898
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Delta State University property; authorize DFA to transfer to Coahoma County Community College.
       03/05 Approved by Governor
Jackson (11th)
This bill allows a state university to transfer unused property to a community college.
SB2912
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Mississippi Medicaid Program; extend repealer on provider assessments.
       03/05 Approved by Governor
Wiggins
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.
SB2918
Agritourism laws; remove repeal date on.
       03/05 Approved by Governor
Younger
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.
SB2919
MS Forestry Commission; extend repeal date on authority to appoint law enforcement officers.
       03/16 Approved by Governor
Browning
This bill extends the scope of government. It reenacts a law which allows a state board to hire officers to enforce regulations on private businesses.
SB2924
MDAC; authorize cooperative agreement with FDA for enforcement of the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
       03/05 Approved by Governor
Hudson
This bill expands the role and intrusiveness of government by granting new powers to the Department of Agriculture to inspect privately owned farms, in conjunction with the federal Food and Drug Administration. It also gives the commissioner an open-ended authority to write new regulations restricting the operation of private businesses.
SB2929
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Guaranteed asset protection waivers; allow sales of and regulate.
       03/26 Approved by Governor
Parks
This bill expands freedom by allowing the sale of certain financial products and exempting them from insurance regulations.
SB2934
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Dog fighting; revise offense of and penalty for.
       04/13 Approved by Governor
Dearing
This bill revises the definition of "dog fighting" to include possessing materials that reference dog fighting. It drastically increases criminal penalties for no only actual dog fighting, but possessing any materials that could be related to dog fighting. It raises the maximum penalty from 3 years in prison to 5 years. This undermines the conservative principle of limited government. It will lead to an increased incarcerated population, and research has shown that merely increasing sentencing lengths does not deter criminal behavior.
SB2936
Livestock facilities; remove date of repeal on provision of law allowing certain groups to use at no charge.
       03/05 Approved by Governor
Hudson
This bill extends a provision which allows agricultural student groups like 4-H can use public agricultural facilities at no cost.
SB2940
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City of Waveland; authorize use of low-speed vehicles or golf carts on certain city streets.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Moran
This bill allows a city to authorize the use of golf carts on their streets.
SB2944
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Appropriation; IHL - General support.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2945
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Appropriation; IHL - Subsidiary programs.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2946
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Appropriation; IHL - Student Financial Aid.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2947
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Appropriation; IHL - University of Mississippi Medical Center.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2948
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Appropriation; IHL - Alcorn State - Agricultural programs.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2949
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Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2950
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Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Cooperative Extension Service.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2951
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Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Forest and Wildlife Research Center.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2952
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Appropriation; IHL - Mississippi State University - Veterinary Medicine, College of.
       04/13 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2953
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Appropriation; Community and Junior Colleges Board - Administrative expenses.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2954
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Appropriation; Community and Junior Colleges Board - Support for community and junior colleges.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2955
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Appropriation; Corrections, Department of.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2956
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Appropriation; Emergency Management Agency.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2957
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Appropriation; Military Department.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2958
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Appropriation; Public Safety, Department of.
       04/13 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2959
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Appropriation; Veterans Affairs Board.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2960
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Appropriation; Judicial Performance Commission.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2961
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Appropriation; Ethics Commission.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2962
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Appropriation; Employment Security, Department of.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency dealing with employment. The state should seek to decrease spending of taxpayer dollars, especially for these agencies whose functions could be handled by the private sector.
SB2963
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Appropriation; Revenue, Department of.
       04/13 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2964
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Appropriation; Tax Appeals Board.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2965
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Appropriation; Workers' Compensation Commission.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2966
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Appropriation; Mental Health, Department of.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2967
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Appropriation; Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority.
       04/13 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2968
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Appropriation; Transportation, Department of - State Aid Road Construction, Office of.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2969
Appropriation; Chiropractic Examiners, Board of.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund an occupational licensing board. These board place restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to enter the workforce.
SB2970
Appropriation; Dental Examiners, Board of.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund an occupational licensing board. These board place restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to enter the workforce.
SB2971
Appropriation; Funeral Services Board.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund an occupational licensing board. These board place restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to enter the workforce.
SB2972
Appropriation; Massage Therapy, Board of.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund an occupational licensing board. These board place restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to enter the workforce.
SB2973
Appropriation; Pharmacy, Board of.
       03/16 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund an occupational licensing board. These board place restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to enter the workforce.
SB2974
Appropriation; Counselors, Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional.
       03/16 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund an occupational licensing board. These board place restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to enter the workforce.
SB2975
Appropriation; Veterinary Examiners, Board of.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund an occupational licensing board. These board place restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to enter the workforce.
SB2976
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Appropriation; Gaming Commission.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This appropriation bill was amended to create a government monopoly lottery to grow the size of government.
SB2977
Appropriation; Architecture, Board of.
       03/16 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund an occupational licensing board. These board place restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to enter the workforce.
SB2978
Appropriation; Geologists, Board of Registered Professional.
       03/16 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund an occupational licensing board. These board place restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to enter the workforce.
SB2979
Appropriation; Motor Vehicle Commission.
       03/16 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a regulatory board which places restrictions on how private businesses may operate in the state.
SB2980
Appropriation; Accountancy, Board of Public.
       03/16 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund an occupational licensing board. These board place restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to enter the workforce.
SB2981
Appropriation; Contractors, Board of.
       03/16 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund an occupational licensing board. These board place restrictions on work that make it more difficult for individuals to enter the workforce.
SB2982
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Appropriation; Agriculture and Commerce, Department of.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2983
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Appropriation; Egg Marketing Board.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2984
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Appropriation; Animal Health, Board of.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2985
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Appropriation; Fair and Coliseum Commission.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2986
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Appropriation; Fair and Coliseum Commission - Livestock shows.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2987
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Appropriation; Banking and Consumer Finance, Department of.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2988
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Appropriation; Finance and Administration, Department of.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2989
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Appropriation; Governor's Office and Mansion.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill funds one of the three primary branches of state government.
SB2990
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Appropriation; Audit, Department of.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2991
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Appropriation; Information Technology Services, Department of.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2992
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Appropriation; Personnel Board.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2993
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Appropriation; Secretary of State.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2994
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Appropriation; Treasurer's Office.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2995
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Appropriation; Debt Service-Gen. Obli.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill pays the state's debt obligations. The state should pay the debts it has incurred while seeking to reduce future borrowing.
SB2996
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Appropriation; Development Authority, Mississippi.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Clarke
This bill spends additional taxpayer dollars to fund a state agency. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government and return money to the taxpayers who rightfully earned it.
SB2998
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Sales tax; exempt sales of rotary-wing aircraft if exported from this state within 48 hours.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Younger
This bill reduces the tax burden on individuals in the state. It exempts rotary-wing aircraft from sales taxes if they're exported from the state within 48 hours. The state should seek to reduce the tax burden on all individuals in the state.
SB3012
City of Starkville; extend repeal date on economic development, tourism/convention tax.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Turner-Ford
This bill extends the size of government by extending a local tax on citizens. The state should seek to decrease the tax burden on citizens at all levels of government.
SB3018
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City of Vicksburg; authorize contributions to the Vicksburg-Warren Veteran Transition Center.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Hopson
This bill allows a county to transfer taxpayer funds directly to a private entity at the discretion of the board of supervisors. The state should seek to protect taxpayer dollars at all levels of government.
SB3021
City of Vicksburg; authorize contributions to the Kings and Cedars Head Start Centers.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Hopson
This bill allows a county to transfer taxpayer funds directly to a private entity at the discretion of the board of supervisors. The state should seek to protect taxpayer dollars at all levels of government.
SB3023
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Lee County; authorize annual contributions to Sanctuary Hospice House.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
McMahan
This bill allows a local board to send taxpayer dollars directly to a private entity. The state should seek to protect tax dollars at all levels of government.
SB3025
Corinth and Burnsville; Corinth may sell water to Burnsville and Burnsville may contract to purchase the water.
       03/26 Approved by Governor
Parks
This bill allows two municipalities to cooperate for the purposes of water services.
SB3026
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Bay St. Louis; may authorize the use of golf carts or low-speed vehicles on certain streets.
       03/26 Approved by Governor
Moran
This bill expands local freedom by allowing the City of Bay St. Louis to authorize the use of golf carts on their streets.
SB3027
City of Oxford; governing authorities may authorize the use of golf carts in certain areas of the city.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Tollison
This bill expands local freedom by allowing the City of Oxford to authorize the use of golf carts on their streets.
SB3028
Lauderdale County; authorize to fund Chaplaincy Program of the detention facility from revenue of inmate phone services.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Carmichael
This bill allows a county to use jail phone program proceeds to fund a prison ministry program.
SB3031
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Alcorn State; buildings erected on university land leased to private entities for student housing are exempt from taxation.
       03/19 Approved by Governor
Witherspoon
This bill clarifies that buildings on the property of a public university are not subject to taxation.
SB3034
City of Carthage; extend the repeal date on the city's hotel, motel and restaurant tax.
       03/26 Approved by Governor
Branning
This bill extends the size of government by extending a local tax on citizens. The state should seek to decrease the tax burden on citizens at all levels of government.
SB3036
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Town of Sumrall; authorize the use of golf carts on the streets of the town.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Fillingane
This bill expands local freedom by allowing the Town of Sumrall to authorize the use of golf carts on their streets.
SB3037
Town of Tishomingo; authorize extension of the town's natural gas distribution system.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Wilemon
This bill allows a municipality to provide natural gas services to residents who live outside the city limits.
SB3057
City of Fulton; authorize expansion of gas services provided by.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Wilemon
This bill allows a municipality to provide natural gas services to residents who live outside the city limits.
SB3059
City of Greenville; authorize enforcement of sewer ordinances in areas served outside the city.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Simmons (12th)
This bill allows a city to enforce sewer ordinances on individuals who live outside the city limits but use the city's sewer system.
SB3061
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Prentiss County; authorize certain expenditures from the county's Inmate Canteen Fund.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Wilemon
This bill allows Prentiss County to use money in the jail's inmate canteen fund to purchase goods and services for the individuals incarcerated there.
SB3067
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Town of Vaiden; authorize a tax on restaurants to provide funds for tourism and parks and recreation.
       03/27 Approved by Governor
Chassaniol
This bill allows a local government to impose a new additional tax on its citizens. The state should seek to decrease the tax burden and protect the property of citizens at all levels of government.
SB3069
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City of Hattiesburg; authorize additional tax on hotels, motels and restaurants.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Hudson
SB3070
Monroe County; extend the repeal date on the law that establishes the Monroe County Beautification Commission.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Bryan
This bill extends a law which allows Monroe County to contribute taxpayer dollars directly to a private entity for "beautification." This undermines the conservative principle of limited government.
SB3071
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Monroe County; extend the repeal date on law authorizing contributions to the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Bryan
This bill extends a law which allows a local government to contribute up to $250,000 of taxpayer money to a chamber of commerce. This undermines the conservative principles of limited government and free enterprise.
SB3072
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Hancock County; provide manner in which revenue from a hotel/motel tax may be expended.
       04/12 Approved by Governor
Moran
This bill expands the reasons that a local tax may be used by Hancock County. It allows the tax funds to be spent on a convention and visitor's center. This undermines the conservative principles of free enterprise and limited government.
SB3075
Jackson County; extend the repeal date on the county's hotel and motel tax.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Wiggins
This bill allows Jackson County to extend a local tax on its citizens. This will grow the size of government and undermines the conservative principle of limited government. The proper role of the state is to protect property and taxpayer dollars at all levels of government.
SB3076
Jackson County; authorize contributions to the Mississippi Maritime Museum, Inc.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Wiggins
This bill allows Jackson County to send taxpayer dollars directly to a private entity at the discretion of the Board of Supervisors. This undermines the conservative principles of free enterprise and limited government. The state should seek to protect taxpayer dollars at all levels of government.
SB3077
Warren County; authorize construction of a jail on property outside the City of Vicksburg.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Hopson
This bill allows the city of Vicksburg to locate their jail up to one mile outside of the city limits.
SB3079
Lowndes County; increase the amount that may be contributed to the United Way.
       04/11 Approved by Governor
Younger
This bill allows Lowndes County to contribute up to $130,000 of taxpayer funds to a private entity. This grows the size of government and undermines the conservative principles of limited government.
SC 501
Commend life and public service of former State Senator and Representative Rob Smith.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Frazier
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 502
Commend Pearl 'Pirates' Football Team and Head Coach John Perry for first-ever State Championship and perfect season.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Kirby
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 503
Commend Belhaven Baseball Coach Hill Denson upon induction into American Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Fillingane
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 504
Commend Simmons-Hollandale High School 'Blue Devils' Football Team for third straight Class 1A State Title and undefeated season.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Clarke
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 505
Commend Ocean Springs High School Cheerleading Team as 2017 MHSAA State Champions.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Watson
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 506
Commend the St. Martin High School 'Jackettes' Varsity Dance Team for winning State Title.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Watson
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 507
Congratulate Kossuth High School Boys and Girls Bowling Teams for sweeping the State Championships.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Parks
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 508
Recognize Ole Miss Wide Receiver A.J. Brown for winning the 2017 C Spire Conerly Trophy.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Michel
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 512
Congratulate Taylor Machine Works on its 90th Anniversary and for representing Mississippi at 'Made in America Week.'
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Branning
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 513
Commend service of LTJG Wallace Eugene Burch of Horn Lake, Mississippi.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Parker
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 514
Commend MDWFP Team Wildlife for top honors in the 2017 LawFit Challenge.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Parker
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 515
Recognize Glendora Producer Mike Sturdivant III for 'Mississippi 2017 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Ag Expo Farmer of the Year' Award.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Chassaniol
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 516
Recognize Pole Vault Star Sam Kendricks for winning the Gold Medal at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.
       01/24 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Tollison
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 518
Honoring Mississippi Actor Morgan Freeman for receiving the SAG Life Achievement Award at 2018 Screen Actors Guild Ceremony.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Horhn
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 519
Recognize Southern Mississippi Alum Tori Bowie for spectacular win of two Gold Medals in the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Fillingane
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 520
Commend and congratulate Noxubee County High School 'Tigers' Football Team for winning their fifth MHSAA Class 4A State Championship.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Turner-Ford
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 525
Commend the 2017 West Point High School 'Green Wave' Football Team for winning their second consecutive Class 5A State Championship.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Turner-Ford
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 526
Commend EMCC 'Lions' Football Team for 4th NJCAA National Championship.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Younger
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 527
Commend Taylorsville High School 'Tartars' Football Team for winning Class 2A State Championship.
       01/24 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Fillingane
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 528
Commend Ole Miss Golf Standout Braden Thornberry for representing the United States in the 2017 Walker Cup Matches.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Tollison
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 529
Commend Jefferson Davis County 'Jaguars' Football Team for winning Class 3A State Championship.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Fillingane
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 530
Mourn the passing of longtime Mississippi Deputy Attorney General Larry Clark and commend his life of public service.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Burton
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 532
Commend and congratulate Anne Elizabeth Buys upon being crowned Miss Mississippi 2017.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Hopson
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 533
Mourn the loss and commend the career of Ole Miss and Mississippi Sports legend Larry Grantham.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Tollison
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 534
Mourn the death of first African-American to run for public office in Jefferson Davis County, Mr. Wardell Gray.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Fillingane
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 535
Mourn the loss of Mississippi Journalism Legend Stanley Dearman.
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Dawkins
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 538
Recognize Mrs. Tiffany Parks-Stone as 'Mrs. Mississippi 2017.'
       02/23 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
McMahan
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 539
Recognize Mississippi State University 'Bulldogs' Football Team for victory in 2017 TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida.
       02/14 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Harkins
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 540
Mourn the passing of former Deputy Commissioner of Insurance Charles Davis Pace.
       02/09 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Carmichael
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 541
Extend condolences of Legislature on passing of Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Commissioner Dr. Rosie Johnson.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Blount
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 545
Designate March 2018 as 'Women's History Month in Mississippi.'
       02/14 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Dawkins
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 549
Recognize Country Music Star and Mississippi Native Randy Houser.
       02/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Burton
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 550
Commend the advocacy of Civil Rights icon Flonzie 'Goodloe' Brown-Wright.
       02/09 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Horhn
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 551
Extend condolences of the Legislature on the passing of Mississippi Delta Civic Leader Jere Nash, Jr., of Greenville.
       02/14 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Simmons (12th)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 552
Recognize service of Roktabija Abdul Azeez on his retirement as Director of Corporation for National and Community Service.
       02/09 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Frazier
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 553
Recognize Neshoba County Farmer Marlo Beason as 2017 Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation 'Farm Woman of the Year.'
       02/14 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Branning
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 555
Commend MSMS student Sydney Matrisciano of Winona for winning 'Young Orator' International Competition in Moscow.
       02/09 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Chassaniol
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 556
Mourn the loss and commend the music career of Mississippi Blues and Soul Legend Denise LaSalle.
       02/14 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Jackson (11th)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 557
Commend the life and Mississippi Delta Public Health Advocacy of Dr. Alfio Rausa.
       02/14 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Jackson (11th)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 558
Commend distinguished career of Senator Willie Simmons, Chairman of Foundation for Education and Economic Development(FEED).
       02/14 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Blackmon
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 559
Recognize Miriam Garner of Houston, Mississippi, as Governor-Elect of Mississippi District of Pilot International.
       02/09 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Jolly
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 560
Congratulate Derrick Johnson as new President and CEO of the NAACP.
       02/09 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Witherspoon
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 561
Designate May 17, 2018, as 'Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Awareness Day in Mississippi.'
       02/09 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Wiggins
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 562
Extend the recognition of the Legislature to Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi for supporting Baldwyn High School Career Center.
       02/23 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
McMahan
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 563
Recognize Mississippi College Athletic Director Mike Jones upon induction into Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
       02/09 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Caughman
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 564
Salute service of WWII Veteran Joseph R. Johnson who served with General George Patton's 3rd Army.
       02/14 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Younger
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 565
Recognize Tri-County Workforce Alliance Youth Development Program.
       02/14 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Jackson (11th)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 566
Commend Simpson County Academy Cross Country 'Lady Cougars' for winning State Championship.
       02/14 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Caughman
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 567
Recognize Free Masons Grand Lodge Bicentennial Celebration.
       02/09 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Burton
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 568
Commend 2017 Jackson Prep 'Patriots' Football Team and Head Coach Ricky Black for winning historic six straight championships.
       02/21 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Harkins
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 569
Commend Nanih Waiya Attendance Center Boys Golf Team for winning Class 1A State Championship.
       02/21 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Branning
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 570
Remember the distinguished military service of Staff Sergeant Dallas Ramsey Pauls, USAF, of Vancleave, Mississippi.
       02/23 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Wiggins
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 571
Mourn the passing and commend the life of public service of Sergeant Linda Lynette Nichols-Luckett.
       02/09 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Blackmon
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 572
Designate January 31, 2018, as 'Donate Life Day in Mississippi' to promote organ, eye and tissue transplantation.
       02/09 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
Harkins
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 573
Recognize Mr. Vernon Perry for his career and civic contributions.
       02/23 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Horhn
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 574
Recognize Mr. Tyrone Keys for his athletic accomplishments and founder of the 'All Sports Community Service' organization.
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Horhn
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 575
Recognize legacy of Willora Craft Ephram as owner of iconic 'Peaches' Restaurant and extending condolences of Legislature.
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Horhn
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 576
Commend Wynn Alexander upon his induction into the Mississippi Tennis Hall of Fame.
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Seymour
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 577
Commend Nanih Waiya Attendance Center 'Warriors' Baseball Team for winning 2017 Class 1A State Championship.
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Branning
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 578
Commend Neshoba Central High School 'Lady Rockets' Fast-Pitch Softball Team for winning 5th consecutive 5A State Championship.
       02/21 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Branning
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 580
Recognize legendary 'Malaco Records' on 50th Anniversary.
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Frazier
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 581
Recognize music education service and civic contributions of PRCC Band Director Dr. Kyle Hill on the occasion of his retirement.
       02/23 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Polk
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 582
Designate February 8, 2018, as American Heart Association 'National Wear Red Day.'
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Doty
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 583
Remember the legacy and distinguished legal career of Mississippi's longest-serving Trial Court Judge, Marcus D. Gordon.
       03/06 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Dawkins
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 584
Congratulate AKA Sorority on '2018 AKA Day at the Mississippi State Capitol.'
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Witherspoon
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 585
Congratulate JSU Star Linebacker Robert Brazile upon his induction into the NFL Hall of Fame.
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Frazier
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 586
Commend Ken Hall Barnett upon being selected the 2017 State Games AT&T Male Athlete of the Year.
       02/23 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Carmichael
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 587
Commend Valerie Smith upon being selected the 2017 State Games AT&T Female Athlete of the Year.
       02/23 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Carmichael
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 588
Commend Sunny Logan upon being selected the 2017 State Games AT&T Youth Athlete of the Year.
       02/23 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Carmichael
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 589
Commend Tyler Pearson upon being named 2017 World Champion Steer Wrestler.
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Branning
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 590
Recognize Master Sergeant Sheila Smith as '2017 MDWFP Conservation Officer of the Year.'
       02/21 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Doty
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 591
Salute former Yazoo City High School and MSU Defensive Tackle Fletcher Cox for winning NFL Super Bowl.
       02/21 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Hopson
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 592
Commend 100 Black Men of Jackson, Inc., on service to community in 2017.
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Horhn
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 593
Recognize artistic talent of Columbia, Mississippi, Artist Ben Watts and his latest monument at William Carey University.
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Hill
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 594
Recognize MINACT, INC., for 40 years of achievement and award-winning training and support services to the State of Mississippi.
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Horhn
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 595
Recognize retired Clinton Public School Superintendent Dr. Virgil Belue for 'Education Hero Award'.
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Frazier
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 596
Recognize the historical development of the Mississippi Supreme Court on the occasion of the Bicentennial of Statehood.
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Hopson
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 597
Designate Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE).
       03/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Harkins
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 598
Commend Dr. Charles Ozborn '2018 Country Doctor of the Year.'
       03/06 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Jackson (15th)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 599
Commend Florence High School 'Lady Eagles' Soccer Team and Coach Bill Hood for third Class 4A State Championship.
       03/06 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Caughman
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 600
Recognize the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the establishment of Boswell Regional Center.
       03/06 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Caughman
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 601
Recognize the legacy and community service of the Lackey Scholars from Marks, Mississippi.
       03/06 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Jackson (11th)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 602
Extend condolences of Legislature to the bereaved family of Mississippi Historian and Journalist Lerone Bennett, Jr.
       03/06 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Jackson (11th)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 603
Recognize award-winning career of JSU 'Sonic Boom of the South' Band Director Dowell Taylor.
       03/06 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Norwood
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 604
Commend MSU 'Lady Bulldogs' Basketball Team and Coach Vic Schaefer for first-ever SEC Regular Season Championship & undefeated season.
       03/06 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Harkins
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 605
Recognize civic contributions and public service of Jesse Thompson, Jr.
       03/06 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Norwood
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 606
Commend Gulfport High School 'Admirals' Boys Soccer Team for winning 2018 Class 6A State Championship.
       03/06 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Carter
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 607
Recognize Earl Walker, Director of Government Affairs for Airbus Helicopters, as new Chairman of MMA.
       03/06 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Jackson (15th)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 608
Extend condolences of Legislature to bereaved family of Attorney and Civic Leader Gene A. Wilkinson of Madison, Mississippi.
       03/06 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Michel
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 609
Commend Johnny 'Bootsy' Morrow on establishment of history museum.
       03/06 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Horhn
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 610
Honor military service of Vietnam Purple Heart Veteran Billy Ray Metts of Winston County, Mississippi.
       03/06 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Branning
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 611
Recognize 40 years of public service by Ronald Britt at Boswell Regional Center.
       03/20 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Caughman
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 612
Commend Simpson County Academy 'Lady Cougars' for winning first-ever State Championship.
       03/20 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Caughman
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 613
Extend condolences of Legislature on passing of Allen W. Gary III of Mendenhall and commend his extensive public service.
       04/04 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Caughman
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 614
Commend Brandon High School 'Lady Bulldogs' for winning Class 6A Girls Soccer Championship.
       03/20 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Harkins
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 615
Commend Ron Aldridge for receiving the Keep America Beautiful 'Iron Eyes Cody Award.'
       03/20 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Michel
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 616
Commend St. Aloysius 'Flashes' Boys Soccer Team for first Boys Soccer Championship in school history.
       03/20 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Hopson
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 617
Commend Saltillo High School 'Tigers' Boys Soccer Team for winning Class 5A State Championship.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
McMahan
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 618
Recognizing September 2018 as 'Pain Awareness Month in Mississippi.'
       03/20 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Burton
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 619
Recognize the dangers of meningococcal disease.
       03/20 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Burton
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 620
Designate April 12, 2018, as 'Reman Day in Mississippi.'
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Parks
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 621
Commend MRA 'Patriots' Boys Basketball Team for third consecutive MAIS State Championship.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Michel
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 622
Recognize leadership of Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Glenn Boyce on occasion of his retirement.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Frazier
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 623
Recognize Mississippi's Osteopathic Physicians and students during National Osteopathic Medicine Week April 15-21, 2018.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Polk
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 624
Recognize academic achievements and community service of retiring USM Professor Dr. Gwen Pate.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Polk
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 625
Recognize legislative service of Mississippi Representative Tyrone Ellis.
       03/20 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Turner-Ford
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 626
Commend Okolona High School 'Chieftains' Boys Basketball Team for winning Class 1A State Championship.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Jolly
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 627
Extend condolences of Legislature to family of former State Aid Engineer Joe Clark of Summit, Mississippi.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Dearing
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 628
Commend Columbus High School 'Falcons' Boys Basketball Team for winning Class 6A State Championship.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Younger
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 629
Commend Olive Branch High School 'Conquistadors' Boys Basketball Team for winning first 5A State Championship.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Blackwell
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 631
Commend Coahoma High School 'Red Panthers' Boys Basketball Team for winning second straight 2A State Championship.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Jackson (11th)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 632
Designate March 20, 2018, as 'Undergraduate Research Day in Mississippi' and recognize 'Posters in the Rotunda' project.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Harkins
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 633
Commend Raymond High School 'Rangers' Boys Basketball Team for winning consecutive 4A State Titles.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Butler
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 634
Commend Ingomar Girls Basketball Team for third straight 2A Title.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Browning
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 635
Recognize musical excellence of USM Symphony Orchestra Conductor Jay Dean upon his retirement.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Polk
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 636
Commend East Rankin Academy 'Lady Patriots' Varsity Basketball Team for winning the MAIS AAAA Division II State Championship.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Burton
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 637
Recognize effective public service of Mississippi Oil and Gas Board Executive Director Lisa Ivshin on her retirement.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Dearing
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 638
Recognize legacy of Gary Herring, First Presbyterian Day School Head of School, on his retirement.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Kirby
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 639
Recognize the accomplishments and civic leadership of Dr. Lee Gardner Royce, 19th President of MC, on his retirement.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Frazier
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 640
Commend Saltillo High School 'Tigers' Girls Cross Country Team for winning 2017 Class 5A State Championship.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
McMahan
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 641
Recognize the lasting legacy of retiring United States Senator Thad Cochran.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Burton
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 642
Commend members of Phi Theta Kappa's All-Mississippi Academic Team on the occasion of 'Mississippi Phi Theta Kappa Day.'
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Harkins
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 643
Extend condolences on the passing of Greenwood Attorney and former Leflore County Supervisor Alix Sanders.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Jordan
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 645
Recognize achievements and sport management service of retiring USM Professor Dr. Dennis Phillips.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Polk
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 647
Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1968.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Horhn
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 648
Commend St. Andrew's Episcopal School 'Saints' Boys Basketball Team for first State Championship in school history.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Blount
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 649
Designate July 13, 2018, as 'Collector Car Appreciation Day in Mississippi.'
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Frazier
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 650
Welcome NASA Astronaut Stephanie D. Wilson on Stennis Space Center Capitol Day March 21, 2018.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Moran
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 651
Recognize MSU/ROTC graduate Air Force Colonel Damon Feltman upon his promotion to Brigadier General.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Doty
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 652
Commend Germantown High School Girls Soccer Team for first 5A State Title.
       03/27 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Clarke
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 653
Commend Starkville High School 'Yellow Jackets' Girls Basketball Team for winning 6A State Championship.
       04/02 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Turner-Ford
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 654
Commend Pine Grove High School 'Lady Panthers' Girls Basketball Team for winning 1A State Championship.
       04/02 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Parks
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 655
Recognize Cathy Northington as COO of Mississippi Economic Council.
       04/02 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Simmons (12th)
This is a ceremonial resolution.
SC 656
Join University of Mississippi in commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 'Mule Train' March from Marks to Washington.
       04/02 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Jackson (11th)
SC 657
Congratulate MSU 'Lady Bulldogs' Women's Basketball Team for second consecutive NCAA Tournament 'Final Four' appearance.
       04/04 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Harkins
SC 658
Mourn the passing of prominent Journalist Wayne Sims 'Joe' Rutherford of Tupelo.
       04/02 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
Bryan
SN 1
Dr. Jean Allen Lyles (Jean) Young, Petal, Mississippi, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, term effective immediately and ending August 30, 2019.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
LT. GOVERNOR
SN 2
Jeffery Blanton Belk, Vancleave, Mississippi, Public Procurement Review Board, term beginning January 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2020.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
LT. GOVERNOR
SN 3
Leila Rose Malatesta, Flora, Mississippi, Public Procurement Review Board, term beginning January 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
LT. GOVERNOR
SN 4
Scott Andrew Johnson, Madison, Mississippi, Director of the Mississippi Office of Capital Post-Conviction Counsel, four year term beginning August 1, 2017 and ending July 31, 2021.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 5
Justice Jesse Hays (Jess) Dickinson, Madison, Mississippi, Commissioner of Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services, term effective September 18, 2017.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 6
Alben Norris (Al) Hopkins, Gulfport, Mississippi, Gaming Commission, term beginning October 1, 2017 and ending September 30, 2021.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 7
Deborah Lee (Debbie) Coker, Madison, Mississippi, State Board of Cosmetology, term beginning June 9, 2017 and ending March 28, 2019, representing the 1st Supreme Court District.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 9
Hilda Marie Bills, Flowood, Mississippi, State Board of Cosmetology, term beginning July 19, 2017 and ending March 28, 2019, representing the 1st Supreme Court District.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 10
Brig. Gen. Benjamin Joseph (Joe) Spraggins, Gulfport, Mississippi, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, term beginning December 19, 2017 and serves a term concurrent with the Governor.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 11
William Malcolm (Billy) Mounger, II, Jackson, Mississippi, Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, five year term beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2022, representing the 4th Congressional District.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 12
James Christian (Chris) Wilson, Laurel, Mississippi, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, three year term beginning September 1, 2017 and ending August 31, 2020, representing the 2nd Supreme Court District.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 14
Dr. Peggy Dianne (Dianne) Watson, Wesson, Mississippi, Mississippi Community College Board, term beginning November 5, 2017 and ending June 30, 2019, representing the 4th Congressional District, vice Sue Stedman.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 15
Rowland Webster (Web) Heidelberg, III, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, six year term beginning January 1, 2018 and ending January 1, 2024.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
ARCHIVES AND HISTORY BD
SN 16
Hilda Margaret Cope Povall, Cleveland, Mississippi, Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, six year term beginning January 1, 2018 and ending January 1, 2024.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
ARCHIVES AND HISTORY BD
SN 17
Dr. Mark Keenum, Mississippi State, Mississippi, Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, six year term beginning March 1, 2018 and ending January 1, 2024.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
ARCHIVES AND HISTORY BD
SN 18
Melanie Sarah Greer, Clinton, Mississippi, Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women, term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2020.
       03/22 (S) Notified of Approval
LT. GOVERNOR
SN 19
Emmette Bruce (Bruce) Martin, Meridian, Mississippi, Board of Trustees of the Institutions of Higher Learning, nine year term beginning May 8, 2018 and ending May 7, 2027, representing the 1st Supreme Court District.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 20
Powell G. (Gee) Ogletree, Jr., Flowood, Mississippi, Board of Trustees of the Institutions of Higher Learning, nine year term beginning May 8, 2018 and ending May 7, 2027, representing the 1st Supreme Court District.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 21
Jeanne Elaine Luckey, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Board of Trustees of the Institutions of Higher Learning, nine year term beginning May 8, 2018 and ending May 7, 2027, representing the 2nd Supreme Court District.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 22
Dr. Steven Gerrod Cunningham, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Board of Trustees of the Institutions of Higher Learning, nine year term beginning May 8, 2018 and ending May 7, 2027, representing the 2nd Supreme Court District.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 23
Dr. William Alonzo (Billy) Morehead, Madison, Mississippi, Public Procurement Review Board, term beginning January 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2020.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 24
J. K. (Hoopy) Stringer, Jr., Brandon, Mississippi, Public Procurement Review Board, term beginning January 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 25
Rita Wray, Brandon, Mississippi, Public Procurement Review Board, term beginning January 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2021.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 26
Harry Moore Walker, Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi Home Corporation, term beginning August 8, 2017 and ending April 23, 2022, representing the 1st Supreme Court District.
       03/26 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 27
James David McAfee (David) Griffith, Cleveland, Mississippi, Mississippi Real Estate Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board, term beginning January 2, 2018 and ending December 31, 2022, representing the 2nd Congressional District.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 28
John Mobley Robinson, Tupelo, Mississippi, State Tax Appeals Board as an Associate Member, term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2024.
       03/26 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 29
Ralph Edwin Chapman, Clarksdale, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Finance Corporation, term beginning July 17, 2017 and ending March 31, 2023.
       03/26 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 30
Clay Adams (Clay) Wagner, Kiln, Mississippi, Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2023, representing the 5th Congressional District.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 31
Dr. Philip Andrew (Phil) Stayer, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, State Board of Animal Health, term beginning immediately and ending July 30, 2019, representing the Mississippi Poultry Industry Association.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 32
Richard Lewis (Lew) Yoder, Jr., Laurel, Mississippi, State Oil and Gas Board, term beginning May 8, 2018 and ending May 7, 2024, representing the 2nd Supreme Court District.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 33
Sean Marcellas Suggs, Saltillo, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Education, nine year term beginning October 17, 2017.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
SPEAKER
SN 34
Courtney Rhett Phillips, Indianola, Mississippi, Board of Mental Health, term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2025, representing the 2nd Congressional District.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 35
Brittney Perry Rye, Starkville, Mississippi, State Board of Education as the School Teacher Representative, term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2027.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 36
William David (Bill) Sones, Sr., Brookhaven, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Finance Corporation, term beginning April 1, 2018 and ending March 31, 2024.
       03/26 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 37
Patrick Lake (Patrick) Johnson, Jr., Tunica, Mississippi, Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality, term beginning January 2, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, representing the 1st Congressional District, vice Richard Bowen Flowers.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 38
Robert David Smith, Sr., Madison, Mississippi, State Board of Contractors as the Residential Builder, term beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2022.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 39
Ora Lee (O. L.) Sims, II, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, State Board of Contractors as the Water and Sewer Contractor, term beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2022.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 40
Thomas Henry (Tommy) Kline, Sr., Fulton, Mississippi, State Board of Contractors as the Plumbing or Heating and AC Contractor, term beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2022.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 41
John Raymond Pigott, Picayune, Mississippi, Mississippi Community College Board, six year term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2024, representing the 5th Congressional District.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 42
Dr. Lori Lynn (Lori) Blackmer, Picayune, Mississippi, Board of Optometry, term beginning August 8, 2017 and ending June 30, 2022, representing the 4th Congressional District.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 43
Bryan Kelly Hardwick, Brandon, Mississippi, Executive Director of the Mississippi State Personnel Board, term effective March 20, 2017.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
PERSONNEL BOARD
SN 44
Anthony Lynn (Tony) Jones, Olive Branch, Mississippi, Mississippi Home Corporation, six year term beginning May 24, 2018 and ending May 23, 2024, representing the 3rd Supreme Court District.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 45
Dr. Richard Almon Strebeck, Long Beach, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors, term beginning August 8, 2017 and ending June 30, 2022, representing the At-Large Representative.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 46
Thomas Ford Gandy, Madison, Mississippi, Commercial Mobile Radio Service Board, term beginning April 3, 2017 and ending June 30, 2020, representing Wireless Providers.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 47
Ronald Neil (Ronnie) Daniels, Pass Christian, Mississippi, Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources, term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2022, representing the Charter Boat Operator.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 48
Cheryl Jean Thurmond, Ripley, Mississippi, Mississippi Community College Board, six year term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2024, representing the 1st Congressional District.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 49
Gerald Donald Tarrant, Biloxi, Mississippi, Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists, term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2022, representing the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 50
Samuel W. (Sam) Walker, Jr., Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi Industries for the Blind as the representative with Financial Experience, term beginning March 12, 2018 and ending June 30, 2021.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 51
Melissa Ann Bryant, Pinola, Mississippi, Commercial Mobile Radio Service Board as a representative for National Emergency Numbering Association; Southern Public Service Commission District, term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2022.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 52
John Kenneth (Ken) Austin, Pass Christian, Mississippi, Mississippi Real Estate Commission, term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2022, representing the 4th Congressional District.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 53
Tommy Ray (T.J.) Adams, Jr., Fulton, Mississippi, Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in Clinical Practice, term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2022.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 54
Henry Presley Posey, Flora, Mississippi, State Board of Rehabilitation Services as a client of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, term beginning March 12, 2018 and ending June 1, 2019.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 55
Michael Lee (Mike) McBunch, Tupelo, Mississippi, State Board of Barber Examiners, term beginning August 8, 2017 and ending June 30, 2021, representing the 1st Congressional District.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 56
Michael Dustin (Dustey) Walley, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Mississippi Home Corporation, term beginning April 24, 2018 and ending April 23, 2024, representing the 2nd Supreme Court District.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 57
Dr. William Mark Donald, Louisville, Mississippi, State Board of Dental Examiners, term beginning July 19, 2017 and ending June 30, 2023, representing District 3.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 58
Dr. Robert Lewis Smith, Jr., Hernando, Mississippi, State Board of Dental Examiners as the Dental District 2 representative, term beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2023.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 59
Dr. Gene Richard (Gene) Barrett, Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapists, term beginning May 19, 2017 and ending June 30, 2020, representing the Physician on the Mississippi Board of Physical Therapy.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 60
Dr. Kirk Lawrence Kinard, Oxford, Mississippi, State Board of Medical Licensure as the 3rd Supreme Court District Physician, term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2024.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 61
Natalie Cole, Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women, term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2021.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
SPEAKER
SN 62
Samuel Kevin (Sam) Blakeney, Bay Springs, Mississippi, State Board of Animal Health, term beginning immediately and ending July 31, 2021, representing the Mississippi Livestock Auction Association.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 63
BG George Edward Irvin, Sr., Jackson, Mississippi, State Veterans Affairs Board, term beginning March 12, 2018 and ending May 31, 2020, representing the 2nd Congressional District, vice Robert Crear.
       03/26 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 64
Mark Alan Odom, Valley Park, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Nursing Home Administrators as the 1st Supreme Court District Nursing Home Administrator, term beginning March 19, 2018 and ending June 5, 2021.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 65
Drew Landon Snyder, Jackson, Mississippi, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Medicaid, term beginning March 20, 2018 and shall serve at the will and pleasure of the Governor.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 66
Charles Tyler (Tyler) Norman, Meridian, Mississippi, State Board of Contractors as the Roofing Contractor, five year term beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2022.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 67
Dr. Barry Tripp (Tripp) Henderson, Oxford, Mississippi, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, term beginning April 21, 2018 and ending April 20, 2023, representing the 1st Congressional District.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 68
Melanie S. Woodrick, Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy, term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2022, representing Consumer At-Large.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 69
Douglas Gerald Roll, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy, term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2022, representing the 4th Congressional District.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 70
James Shelton Rasberry, Kosciusko, Mississippi, State Board of Animal Health, term beginning March 19, 2018 and ending July 31, 2021, representing the Horse Breeders or Producers.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 71
Brian Keith Cain, Wiggins, Mississippi, Mississippi State Board of Nursing Home Administrators, term beginning March 19, 2018 and ending June 5, 2021, representing a Nursing Home Administrator.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 72
Dr. Harvey Allen (Allen) Gersh, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, State Board of Medical Licensure, six year term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2024, representing the 2nd Supreme Court District.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 73
Nancy Carol Norris, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Board of Nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse, term beginning July 19, 2017 and ending June 30, 2021.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SN 74
Tiffany Marie Graves, Ridgeland, Mississippi, Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women, term ending June 30, 2021.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
ATTORNEY GENERAL
SN 75
Homer Dolphin (Dolph) Bryan, Jr., Starkville, Mississippi, Appeals Board of the Mississippi Transportation Commission (Weight Enforcement Appeals Board), term ending June 30, 2022.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
ATTORNEY GENERAL
SN 76
Jeremy Dwayne Graham, Thaxton, Mississippi, State Board of Animal Health, term beginning March 12, 2018 and ending August 31, 2021, representing the Dairy Breeder or Producer.
       03/28 (S) Notified of Approval
GOVERNOR
SR 1
Extend the greetings of the Mississippi Senate to Mrs. Sallie Mae Cooley on her 109th Birthday Celebration.
       01/03 (S) Immediate Release
Barnett
SR 3
Mourn the passing and commend the life of Bishop Hollis Musgrove Prelate Emeritus.
       01/08 (S) Immediate Release
Horhn
SR 5
Recognize Representative Steve Holland.
       01/26 (S) Immediate Release
McMahan
SR 6
Recognize service of Dr. Hickman M. Johnson on his 50th Anniversary as Pastor of Historic Farish Street Baptist Church.
       03/24 (S) Immediate Release
Frazier
SR 7
Recognize Historic Farish Street Baptist Church on its 125th Anniversary Celebration.
       03/24 (S) Immediate Release
Frazier
SR 8
Join University of Mississippi in commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 'Mule Train' March from Marks to Washington.
       03/26 (S) Immediate Release
Jackson (11th)
SR 9
Commend Milford Currie for 40 years of outstanding service to the State of Mississippi.
       03/27 (S) Immediate Release
Horhn


KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed