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Deadline Approaches to Introduce Bills for 2015 Legislative Session

JACKSON, Miss. – Deadlines are fast approaching for lawmakers during the 2015 legislative session. Thursday is the deadline for lawmakers to request legislation to be drafted and next Monday, Jan. 19, is the last day to introduce legislation. So, if bills are not filed by Monday they will not have a chance at becoming law.

Here is a look at some of the bills that have already been filed:

  • Require that all Interrogations conducted by law enforcement be recorded on video.
  • Prohibit elected and appointed officers from publicly participating in state advertising
  • Enhance the penalty imposed on school districts for influencing falsification of student grades
  • Mandate the use of cameras on exterior and interior of School buses for safety purposes.
  • Authorize a tax credit for taxpayers that employ certain veterans.
  • Prohibit texting while driving.
  • Exempt retail sales of school supplies from sales tax during the last weekend in July.
  • Require Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to provide Wi-Fi access in all state parks
  • Abolish party primary elections with open primaries

Just because bills have been filed does not mean they will make on the floor for a vote, or even out of committee.

You can find the full list of bills to be discussed during the 2015 legislative session at

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