Special session now required to finalize AG budget, MDOT budget, and education
When the special session is called, the Attorney General’s budget, HB 1492, will come back up for discussion. While lawmakers in the House and Senate originally agreed on the conference report, an error in the bill was found by Rep. David Baria.
“A conference report was signed which contained some language that David Baria, the Democratic leader, raised a point of order that some of it was inappropriate, it’s what we call amending by reference,” said Speaker of the House Philip Gunn.
Gunn said that the House attorneys reached out to the Senate attorneys to find the best course of action. The House then drafted a resolution and sent it to the Senate for approval, however the Senate did not pick up the bill before last nights appropriation deadline. The bill died, forcing it to be addressed in a special session....
...Also undecided at the end of deadline day was the budget for the Mississippi Department of Transportation, HB1509. Representatives said this bill was forced into a special session in order to take a stand on funding the improvement of roads and bridges.
Posted March 29, 2017 - 7:37 am