Thursday is the deadline for original floor action on general bills and constitutional amendments originating in the House and Senate.
This means that a bill could die on the House or Senate floor if it is not brought up for action.
There are several bills that News Mississippi has been watching that could be killed if some sort of action is not taken.
In the Senate:
SB 2687: Allowing early voting in person, via paper ballot or machine with the city clerk–Passed the Senate with 49 yays, 2 nays.
SB 2710: The prohibition of sanctuary cities. Passed with 32 yays and 16 nays, but then held on a motion to reconsider.
SB 2607: Discussion of changes with the Mississippi Adequate Education Program formula
Died on the House floor, wasn’t taken up
In the House:
HB 753: Nancy’s Law; investigation of abuse of vulnerable persons by healthcare workers. Passed the House 118 yays, 1 nay, but was held on a motion to reconsider.
HB 1298: Creation of a Mississippi faith-based advisory council. Died on the House floor, wasn’t taken up.
HB 503: Require cursive writing to be part of the curriculum in school. Died on the House floor, wasn’t taken up.
HB 804: Create a state lottery. Died on the House floor, wasn’t taken up.
News Mississippi will continue to follow these bills as the session progresses.