Senate Calendar

APPROPRIATIONS

Bill Number Bill Description
1. SB 2446
Not Rated
Appropriation; make technical amendments to certain transfers, and FY2023 appropriations.
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2. SB 2454
Not Rated
Budget; bring forward code sections related to and provide for transfers.
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3. SB 2444
Not Rated
ARPA programs; bring forward provisions related to for possible amendment.
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4. SB 2616
Not Rated
Real Estate Commission; decrease fees charged by.
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5. SB 2663
Not Rated
Mississippi Historic Site Preservation Fund; revise grant eligibility and require annual report.
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6. SB 2664
Not Rated
Appropriations; revise certain FY2023 appropriations and direct transfers.
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FINANCE

Bill Number Bill Description
1. HB 390
Neutral
Historic property income tax credit; revise certain provisions regarding.
Analysis: This bill extends the amount of time a taxpayer can claim a rebate from one year to anytime after the certification of the rebate.
2. SB 2011
Not Rated
Sales tax; exempt motor vehicle transfers to and from trusts, corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.
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3. SB 2018
Good Policy
Sales tax; remove tax on wholesale sales of beer.
Analysis: This bill simplifies the taxing code for the wholesale of beer.
4. SB 2181
Neutral
Distinctive motor vehicle license tags; authorize for 2022 National Championship Rebels.
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5. SB 2448
Not Rated
Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize for supporters of the Magnolia Speech School.
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6. SB 2482
Not Rated
Motor vehicles; allow Department of Revenue to transmit liens and receive lien satisfactions electronically.
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7. SB 2681
Not Rated
Mississippi Development Authority; extend and codify repealers on certain laws related to.
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8. SB 2684
Not Rated
Children's Promise Act; revise definition of 'eligible charitable organization.'
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9. SB 2692
Not Rated
Bonds; repeal authorization for unissued bonds and replace with cash funds.
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10. SB 2697
Not Rated
Oil and gas severance taxes; extend repealers on lower rate for production from horizontally drilled wells.
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11. SB 2180
Not Rated
Alcoholic beverages; revise definition of 'qualified resort area' under the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
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12. SB 2433
Not Rated
Regulation of public utilities; exempt distribution of water by eligible homeowners association to its own residents from.
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13. SB 2451
Not Rated
Income tax; exclude forgiven, cancelled or discharged federal student loan debt from definition of 'gross income.'
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14. SB 2696
Not Rated
Income tax credit for qualified adoption expenses; increase amount for Mississippi children and remove CPS requirement.
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15. SB 2703
Not Rated
Driver's license fees; waive for applicants in MDCPS custody.
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16. SB 2851
Not Rated
Technology-based capital assistance programs; revise certain terms and amounts of assistance.
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17. SB 2862
Not Rated
Sales tax; provide industrial exemption for tangible personal property first used in another state.
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18. HB 401
Bad Policy
Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission Law; revise certain provisions relating to a manufacturer's ownership of motor vehicle dealership.
Analysis: This bill is a restriction on the free market by disallowing car manufacturers from selling their own cars, unless they only sell electric vehicles. This is an unnecessary regulation

MOTION TO RECONSIDER

Bill Number Bill Description
1. SB 2338
Good Policy
Municipal waterworks; ensure just, reasonable and transparent billing in.
Analysis: This bill requires that municipal waterworks charge customers fees based on actual water usage and not based on property values.

GENERAL

Bill Number Bill Description
1. SB 2323
Bad Policy
Community hospitals; allow consolidation and collaboration involving other hospitals.
Analysis: This is an anti-free market bill that will initiate the process for a complete government takeover of our hospital system in the state and attempt to push out any competition for medical services by private hospitals.
2. SB 2552
Bad Policy
MS Comprehensive Workforce Training & Education Consolidation Act of 2004; extend repealer on code sections conformed to.
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3. SB 2597
Bad Policy
Mississippi Comprehensive Workforce Training and Education Consolidation Act of 2004; extend repealer on.
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4. SB 2595
Bad Policy
ARPA Workforce Development and Retention Act; provide expiration date of grant funds.
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5. SB 2810
Not Rated
Office of Workforce Development; amend certain provisions relating to.
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6. SB 2889
Not Rated
Mississippi Capitol Region Utility Act; create.
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7. SB 2596
Good Policy
Mississippi Nonprofit Transparency Act; create.
Analysis: This bill requires any state agencies that gives a grant, subgrant, or contract to a nonprofit to report to the Secretary of State.
8. SB 2099
Neutral
Motor vehicle theft; revise penalty for.
Analysis: This bill changes the theft of motor vehicles to a felony and increases the fine to $10,000 for the first offense.
9. SB 2100
Bad Policy
Receiving stolen property; revise the crime of.
Analysis: This bill removes judge discretion in the cases of receiving stolen firearms and motor vehicles by establishing mandatory minimums.
10. SB 2120
Neutral
Firearms; authorize law enforcement officers employed by attorney general to purchase upon retirement.
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11. SB 2122
Neutral
Bribery of a public official; increase statute of limitations to 5 years.
Analysis: The bill establishes a 5 year statute of limitations for bribery of a candidate.
12. SB 2127
Neutral
Terroristic threats; revise elements of.
Analysis: The bill just clarifies some language in regard to "cede to the person's demands"
13. SB 2245
Neutral
Sale of seized weapons; authorize use of proceeds to purchase equipment.
Analysis: The bill allows law enforcement agencies to buy more equipment than just bulletproof vests with money from forfeited weapons.
14. SB 2420
Neutral
Public Funds Offender Registry; create.
Analysis: The bill creates a public registry for those who have embezzled public funds and prohibits them from employment in local government.
15. SB 2137
Neutral
'Mississippi Native Plant Month'; designate each April as.
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16. SB 2138
Neutral
Tourism; designate the Mississippi Opal as the state gemstone.
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17. SB 2139
Neutral
Mississippi USA Semiquincentennial Commission and Mississippi Semiquincentennial Celebration Fund; create.
Analysis: The bill establishes a board and a fund to promote the 250th anniversary of America.
18. SB 2140
Neutral
National Security on State Devices and Networks Act; create.
Analysis: This bill prohibits those using state issued devices from downloading and using tiktok. This could help prevent the wasting of taxpayer dollars.
19. SB 2717
Good Policy
Department of Information Technology Services; require to report ransomware incidents and revise provisions related thereto.
Analysis: This bill provides oversight and requires the state to provide reports on ransomware attacks.
20. SB 2727
Bad Policy
Mississippi Office of Space and Technology; create and direct Mississippi Development Authority to administer.
Analysis: This bill is spending taxpayer money to oversee space and technology which are not legitimate functions of government.
21. SB 2728
Bad Policy
Statewide master agreements and utilization of information technology acquisitions made by other entities; authorize.
Analysis: This bill exempts the purchase of IT equipment from the advertising and bidding requirements, potentially wasting taxpayer dollars.
22. SB 2548
Good Policy
Motor vehicles; clarify that vehicle length restrictions are the same for day and night operation.
Analysis: This bill removes unnecessary regulations on nighttime motor vehicle lengths.
23. SB 2164
Neutral
Real property owned by school districts; allow to be sold for development.
Analysis: The bill allows school districts to sell land to residential real estate developers
24. SB 2360
Neutral
Agricultural high schools; revise board membership.
Analysis: The bill changes the county education superintendent's board membership to an ex officio nonvoting status.
25. SB 2364
Neutral
Mississippi Adequate Education Program; bring forward provision related to.
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26. SB 2002
Neutral
Memorial highways; designate segment of U.S. 45 in Lowndes County for WW2 Army veteran Bradford C. Freeman.
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27. SB 2003
Neutral
Highways; Dedicate a section of Highway 12 to G. Louis Jones.
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28. SB 2529
Neutral
Highways; dedicate a section of Highway 145 to Bishop Leroy Horne.
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29. SB 2532
Neutral
Highways and Transportation; dedicate the Second Creek Bridge to Boyd Sojourner.
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30. SB 2533
Neutral
Highways and Transportation; dedicate the Second Creek Bridge on Liberty Road to James Carter.
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31. SB 2542
Neutral
Highways; dedicate a section of Highway 8 to Jeremy Allen Voyles.
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32. SB 2545
Neutral
Highways; Dedicate a section of Highway 35 to Constable Raye Hawkins.
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33. SB 2546
Neutral
Highways; dedicate a section of Highway 51 to Deputy Joe Kenneth Cosby.
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34. SB 2547
Neutral
Highways; Dedicate a section of Highway 315 to Nolan Mettetal.
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35. SB 2588
Neutral
'Commissioner Dick Hall Hospitality Station'; MDOT to designate Warren County Welcome Center as.
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36. SB 2559
Neutral
Transportation; extend repealer on harvest permit authorization and fees.
Analysis: The bill is extending a repealer on the permit regulations for heavy load transportation.
37. SB 2602
Neutral
Highways; dedicate a section of Highway 25 to Kash McGraw.
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38. SB 2531
Neutral
Highways; recognize Representative Alyce Clarke and amend dedication rules for members of public office.
Analysis: The bill removes the provision that elected officials still in office cannot have roads or bridges named after them.
39. SB 2561
Bad Policy
Highways; make the MS Transportation Commission vote on use of ERBR Fund monies majority instead of unanimous.
Analysis: This bill changes the unanimous vote rule to use emergency road and bridges fund to a simple majority. This could lead to a waste of taxpayer money
40. SB 2562
Bad Policy
Transportation; allow public and private partnerships to establish electric vehicle charging stations.
Analysis: This bill is government using taxpayer to prop up electric car charging stations. That is not a proper function of government.
41. SB 2589
Bad Policy
West Rankin Parkway; expand permission for use of federal funds.
Analysis: This bill expands the amount of federal tax dollars that can be used for a local highway.
42. SB 2282
Good Policy
Pseudoephedrine; delete the automatic repealer on the provision that authorizes the distribution of.
Analysis: This bill deletes the repealer on the law that authorizes the sell of over the counter pseudoephedrine. This helps Mississippians have more choice in their personal healthcare.
43. SB 2369
Not Rated
Department of Human Services; extend repealers on certain sections relating to.
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44. SB 2797
Not Rated
Mississippi State Asylum Records; provide procedures and exempt from confidentiality and privilege requirements.
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45. SB 2817
Neutral
Mississippi Burn Center; bring forward code sections for possible amendment.
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46. SB 2622
Bad Policy
Mississippi Prior Authorization Reform Act; enact.
Analysis: This bill is an overreach of government by inserting itself into contracts between individuals and private insurers.
47. SB 2227
Not Rated
Federal Home Loan Banks; provide certain rights and procedures regarding collateral.
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48. SB 2228
Bad Policy
Pet insurance; establish provisions for the sale and renewal of policies.
Analysis: It is not the role of the government to regulate pet insurance.
49. SB 2617
Not Rated
Fire insurance policies; exclude provisions related thereto from applying to builders' risk policies.
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50. SB 2224
Bad Policy
Insurance; prohibit insurer or third party payors from setting maximum dollar amount of reimbursement for proper ventilation treatment.
Analysis: This bill is an example of government overreach, attempting to regulate private insurance policies.
51. SB 2615
Not Rated
Contract personnel; authorize to purchase base plan of the State and School Employees' Health Insurance Plan.
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52. SB 2649
Not Rated
Minority; remove for beneficiaries of certain insurance policies.
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53. SB 2623
Not Rated
Mississippi State and School Employees Life and Health Insurance Plan Task Force; establish.
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54. SB 2101
Bad Policy
Criminal law; increase penalties for crimes of fleeing a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and carjacking.
Analysis: This bill leads to more criminalization with no evidence that it leads to less crime.
55. SB 2298
Not Rated
Bail agents; revise procedure for determining in municipal and justice courts.
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56. SB 2346
Bad Policy
Material harmful to minors; provide for liability for any entity that distributes on the internet without age verification.
Analysis: This bill is government overreach and is attempting to hold companies for issues that are parental.
57. SB 2347
Not Rated
Hospital police department; authorize for certain private entities.
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58. SB 2734
Bad Policy
County boards of supervisors; permit to expend federal funds during the last term of office of such board.
Analysis: This bill removes the prohibition of county boards spending recklessly at the end of their terms as long as the money is coming from ARPA.
59. SB 2486
Neutral
Mississippi Intercollegiate Athletics Compensation Act and the Mississippi Uniform Agents Act; bring forward sections.
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60. SB 2581
Bad Policy
Commission on College Accreditation; revise technical provision related thereto.
Analysis: Requires IHL to provide staff and equipment for the commission and allows IHL to charge the commission for these services.
61. SB 2590
Bad Policy
Mississippi State University authority to lease property for public-private partnership student housing; increase term.
Analysis: This bill extends a long-term lease for MSU for the purposes of developing housing and/or retail space for the benefit of the university.
62. SB 2210
Not Rated
Medicaid reimbursements; revise certain provisions relating to a psychiatric residential treatment facility in DeSoto County.
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63. SB 2212
Bad Policy
Recipients of Medicaid; extend postpartum coverage up to 12 months.
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64. SB 2613
Good Policy
Nonemergency transportation providers; extend date by which providers may provide service without a permit.
Analysis: This bill extends the date that nonemergency transportation services can provide the services without getting a permit.
65. SB 2749
Bad Policy
School board members; increase pay.
Analysis: This bill is waste of taxpayer money
66. SB 2390
Not Rated
Executive Director of the State Veterans Affairs Board; appointed by Governor with advice and consent of Senate.
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67. SB 2608
Neutral
United States Space Force; references to 'Armed Forces' in Mississippi law shall include members of.
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68. SB 2358
Good Policy
Ballot harvesting; ban.
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69. SB 2353
Not Rated
Elections; increase wage range for poll workers.
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70. SB 2423
Not Rated
Elections; require that candidates receive majority of votes in general election to be elected to statewide office.
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71. SB 2564
Not Rated
Mississippi Comprehensive Coastal Conservation and Restoration Act of 2023; enact.
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72. SB 2729
Not Rated
Limitation of liability requirements for information technology contracts; clarify.
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73. SB 2392
Not Rated
Fees for county garbage collection; revise provision related to.
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74. SB 2381
Not Rated
Medicaid; authorize liquidated damages in requests for proposals, bring forward provision related to.
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75. SB 2075
Not Rated
Birth certificate; adoptee may obtain certified copy of original after age 21.
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76. SB 2153
Not Rated
Transportation; require disclosure of the total charges in the rental of motor vehicles.
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77. SB 2653
Good Policy
Nonprofit corporations which receive public funds; require reporting to Secretary of State.
Analysis: This bill can help with transparency with taxpayer dollars by requiring nonprofits who receive it to report to the Secretary of State.
78. SB 2202
Not Rated
Child support; create presumption that support continues past the age of majority for a disabled child.
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79. SB 2379
Not Rated
Code books; revise number required to be ordered from publisher.
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80. SB 2382
Not Rated
Out-of-state lawyers; required to disclose whether licensed to practice law in Mississippi in television ads.
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81. SB 2652
Bad Policy
Mississippi Vulnerable Person Abuse Registry; create.
Analysis: This bill creates a Vulnerable Persons Abuse Registry, which may appear to be a good thing, but persons may be entered into the registry even if they were NOT convicted of a crime at all and could remain on the list indefinitely. The Registry would be open to the public for viewing. This violates due process and the right of individuals to clear their name by standing trial.
82. SB 2203
Neutral
Public land in Rankin County; authorize DFA to assign property to state agencies and establish new Veterans Nursing Home.
Analysis: This bill authorizes the DFA to provide different state agencies parcels of land on a site owned by the state, and also allows for the establishment of a new veterans nursing home.
83. SB 2309
Not Rated
MS Department of Archives and History property; add parcel known as 'The Old Magnolia Church' for transfer to U.S. Park Service.
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84. SB 2053
Good Policy
Deficit Prevention Act; require state agencies to notify certain officials when likelihood of a deficit exists.
Analysis: This bill requires agencies to report potential deficits to government officials, and will have to work with the state auditor to eliminate costs. This holds agencies accountable for their spending and protects taxpayers.
85. SB 2160
Not Rated
State Department of Health; transfer responsibilities of State Board of Cosmetology and Board of Barber Examiners to.
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86. SB 2054
Good Policy
Appointed state officers; provide for the removal of for certain forms of willful neglect.
Analysis: This bill provides for the removal of a state officer from their office for neglecting their duties. This protects Mississippians from officers not performing and wasting taxpayer money.
87. SB 2673
Not Rated
Mississippi Real Estate Appraisal Board; make independent from Mississippi Real Estate Commission.
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88. SB 2538
Bad Policy
Mississippi Regional Pre-Need Disaster Clean Up Act; create.
Analysis: This bill adds the ability for county boards of supervisors to enter into agreements together to bid on disaster clean up services, but gives them an exclusive carve-out in the state code to not have their contracts subject to the approval of the Attorney General.
89. SB 2496
Good Policy
MDOC; require performance audit of.
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90. SB 2678
Not Rated
Department of Child Protection Services; separate agency from the Department of Human Services.
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91. SB 2844
Not Rated
Bureau of Fleet Management; revise duties thereof.
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92. SB 2853
Good Policy
Small unmanned aircraft systems; require state purchase and servicing of from American companies only.
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93. SB 2306
Not Rated
Flood and drainage control districts; revise number of directors for certain municipalities.
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94. SB 2839
Not Rated
Public Improvement District Act; amend to allow municipality to perform duties and exercise powers in certain circumstances.
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95. SB 2612
Not Rated
Construction; bring forward code sections concerning local permitting and State Board of Contractors licensing.
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96. SB 2526
Not Rated
Pat Harrison Waterway District; authorize municipalities to join.
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97. SB 2534
Not Rated
Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks; require additional regulation of freshwater fishing guides.
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98. SB 2543
Not Rated
Chronic wasting disease; bring forward code sections for the purpose of possible amendment.
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99. SB 2556
Not Rated
Qualifications for appointment as a conservation officer; clarify.
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100. SB 2215
Not Rated
State depositories; revise definition of 'primary capital.'
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101. SB 2218
Not Rated
Third-party service; prohibit from using name, likeness, trademark or intellectual property of merchant without agreement.
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102. SB 2648
Not Rated
Financial Institutions; Earned wages access.
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103. SB 2103
Not Rated
Definitions and penalties regarding regulation of gasoline and petroleum products; extend repealer on.
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104. SB 2104
Not Rated
Mississippi Gulf Coast Region Utility Act; extend repealer on.
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105. SB 2492
Not Rated
Electric vehicle charging; allow by non-utilities while maintaining consumer protections.
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106. SB 2523
Not Rated
Pecan Harvesting Law; revise penalties for violating.
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107. SB 2339
Not Rated
Provision of law establishing energy efficiency standards for building construction; extend repealer on.
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108. SB 2494
Not Rated
Mississippi Telephone Solicitation Act; transfer enforcement authority to Attorney General's Office.
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109. SB 2576
Not Rated
Community Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Centers and Programs; bring forward code sections.
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110. SB 2484
Not Rated
Pharmacy Benefit Manager; revise certain requirements of.
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