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Weekly wrap up: Tuesday’s deadline finalized what bills died and survived

In Jackson lawmakers are faced their last major committee deadline this week for the 2017 session. Some bills survived, some did not. 

Here is a list of bills we have been following that were considered.

House bills in Senate Committees: 

HB 228, Pre-election day voting; authorize.

  • Passed the House
  • Held on a motion to reconsider, tabled
  • Received in the Senate
  • Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Elections
  • Also referred to committee on Senate Accountability and Transparency.
  • Died in Committee

HB 480,  Use tax; revise definition of certain terms for purposes of, distribute revenue collected from certain out-of-state sellers.

  • Passed the House Floor
  • Motion to reconsider, tabled
  • Received in the Senate
  • Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Finance
  • Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has said this bill will die

HB 711,  Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive Act; extend authority of Department of Revenue to approve applications for certain rebates under.

  • Passed to the House Floor
  • Received in the Senate but not referred
  • Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Finance
  • Died in Committee

HB 926, Relating to creating the Health Care Collaboration Act of 2017.

  • Passed in the House
  • Received in the Senate
  • Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Finance
  • Revered to committee on Senate Public Health and Welfare.
  • Passed in both committees

HB 974,  Personnel Board; certain agencies shall be exempt from rules, regulations and procedures of for three years.

  • Passed in the House
  • Passed 62 to 54
  • Held on a motion to reconsider
  • Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Appropriations
  • Died in Committee

HB 928,  Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement Act; create.

  • Passed Committee and House Floor
  • Passed 117 to 2
  • Moving to the Senate
  • Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Finance.
  • Died in Committee

HB 1226,  Capitol Complex Improvement District; create and fund improvement projects within.

  • Passed the House floor
  • Held on a motion to reconsider
  • Passed 104 to 12
  • Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Accountability and Transparency

HB 1322,  Light wine or beer; authorize small craft breweries to sell light wine or beer they produce on the premises of the brewery.

  • Passed Committee and House Floor
  • Moving to Senate
  • Passed to 93 to 23
  • Referred to Senate Committee on Senate
  • Passes committee on to Senate.

HB 638, Death penalty; revise methods by which may be carried out.

  • Passed in the House Floor
  • Passed 75 to 43
  • Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Judiciary A
  • Passes with amendments from Senate Judiciary A

HB 511, Prohibit travel in outermost left lane except under certain conditions.

  • Passed the House Floor
  • Passed 86 to 32
  • Referred to Senate committee on Senate Highways and Transportation, and Judiciary B.
  • Passes committee after amendment was made

HB 1089,  DUI and Uniformed Controlled Substances arrests of persons under 21; provide requirements before release from imprisonment.

  • Passed the House Floor
  • Passed 121 to 0
  • Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Universities and Colleges
  • Referred to Senate Judiciary A
  • Passes to Senate

HB 1090,  Act to Restore Hope Opportunity and Prosperity for Everyone (HOPE); create.

  • Passed the House Floor
  • Amended
  • Passed 76 to 46
  • Referred to Senate Medicaid
  • Referred to Senate Appropriations
  • Passes committee after amendments

HB 1425,  Occupational Board Compliance Act of 2017; create.

  • Passed on the House Floor
  • Passed 60 to 58
  • Held on a motion to reconsider
  • Motion tabled
  • Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Accountability and Transparency

HB 1039,  “The Sexual Assault Response for Students in Universities and Community and Junior Colleges Act”; create.

  • Passed on the House Floor
  • Passed 117 to 2
  • Referred to Senate Committee Universities and Colleges, and Judiciary A
  • Died in Committee

HB 1224, School districts; exempt those with “A” and “B” accountability ratings from certain duties.

  • Passed on the House Floor
  • Passed 79 to 40
  • Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Education
  • Died in Committee

Senate Bills in House Committees: 

SB 2273– Require cursive writing to be taught in schools again

  • Passed 48 to 4
  • Referred to House Committee on House Education.
  • Passes from Committee.

SB 2469– Blue, Red, Med Lives Matter, which would create hate crime penalties for anyone who may harm a first responder.

  • Passed 37 to 13
  • Referred to House Committee on House Judiciary B
  • Died in Committee

SB 2610— would clarify the use of cannabidiol for medical use such as seizures and other conditions.

  • Passed 52 to 0
  • Referred to House Committee on House Public Health and Human Services
  • Passes from committee heads to floor

SB 2632 — Relating to define certain terms and to prohibit state agencies from lobbying the legislature or expending public funds to pay contract lobbyists.

  • Passes Senate 38-14
  • Referred to House Committee on House Accountability and Transparency
  • Referred to committee on House Appropriations
  • Passes from committee on House Accountability and Transparency.

SB 2634 — BP Settlement Funds; transfer into Gulf Coast New Restoration Reserve Fund.

  • Passes the Senate heads to the House.
  • Referred to House Committee on House Appropriations
  • Died in Committee

SB 2687– in-person absentee voting may be conducted by voting machine or paper ballot at circuit clerk’s discretion.

  • Passes 49 to 2
  • Referred to House Committee on House Apportionment and Elections
  • Died in Committee

SB 2689–  would prohibit personal use of campaign funds.

  • Passed the Senate, unanimously, 52-0
  • Referred to House Committee on House Rules
  • Passed to the House, voted on.
  • Passes 102-12

SB 2703— Relating to creating domestic violence as additional grounds for fault divorce.

  • Passes Senate 51-0
  • Referred to House Committee on House Judiciary B
  • Killed in committee by Judiciary B chairman, Rep. Andy Gipson

SB 2842– Mental health court intervention programs; authorize.

  • Passed 52 to 0
  • Referred to Committee on House Judiciary B
  • Referred to committee on House Appropriations
  • Passes from Committee

SB 2896 — Relating to revise licensure for operators for fantasy sports contests.

  • Passed 44-8
  • Referred to House Committee on House Gaming
  • Died in Committee

SB 2907 — Relating to including coercion as a means of rape

  • Passes 52-0
  • Referred to House Committee on House Judiciary B.
  • Died in Committee

SB 2398– Revise qualifications for Superintendents of School districts; no less than 6 years experience in “A” or “B” districts.

  • Passed 37 to 15
  • Referred to House Committee on House Education.
  • Passes from Committee

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