Here is a list of bills Y’all Politics is watching for you during the 2019 Legislative Session. They’re listed by chamber.

*This list is subject to change throughout Session.

HOUSE BILLS: 

HB 571 – Human Trafficking Bill-http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/HB/HB0571.xml

  • Referred to Judiciary B committee
  • Passed House Judiciary B Committee, with committee substitute
  • Passed House floor (117-0), held on a motion to reconsider
  • Motion to reconsider tabled
  • Transmitted to the Senate
  • Referred to Judiciary A
  • Title stuff do pass as amended
  • Amended
  • Passed as amended
  • Held on a motion to reconsider

HB 366 – Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act-http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/HB/HB0366.xml

  • Referred to House Public Utilities Committee
  • Passed the House Public Utilities Committee
  • Passed the House floor (115-3)
  • Transmitted to the Senate Energy Committee
  • Passed Senate Energy Committee
  • Passed in the Senate, bill heads to the Governor (52-0)
  • Governor Bryant has signed into law (1/30/2019)

HB 1283 – The “Mississippi School Safety Act of 2019”- http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/HB/HB1283.xml

  • Referred to Education
  • Passed from the House Education committee
  • Passed on the House Floor (114-3)
  • Transmitted to Senate
  • Referred to Education and Appropriations
  • Title sufficient do pass: Education to Appropriations
  • Amended
  • Passed as Amended

HB 732 – Prevent abortion when a heart beat is detected – http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/HB/HB0732.xml

  • Referred to Public Health and Human Services
  • Bill passed in committee
  • Read the third time
  • Passed as amended
  • Transmitted to the Senate
  • Referred to Public Health and Welfare
  • Title stuff do pass as amended

HB 1352 – Criminal Justice Reform Act – http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/PDF/history/HB/HB1352.xml

  • Referred to Judiciary B
  • Title stuff do pass Committee Substitute
  • Committee substitute adopted
  • Passed
  • Transmitted to the Senate
  • Referred to Judiciary A
  • Title stuff do pass as amended
  • Amended
  • Passed as amended

SENATE BILLS:

SB 2770 – Teachers’ salaries; provide for $1,000.00 increase phased in over two years – http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/SB/SB2116.xml

  • Referred to Education
  • Title stuff do pass
  • Amended
  • Passed as amended
  • Transmitted to the House
  • Referred to Education/Appropriations
  • Title stuff do pass as amended: Education and Appropriations
  • Amended
  • Passed as amended
  • Motion to reconsider entered
  • Motion to reconsider tabled
  • Returned for concurrence

SB 2835 – Mississippi First Responders Health and Safety Act; create- http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/SB/SB2835.xml

  • Referred to Insurance/Appropriations
  • Passed in Committee
  • Committee Substitute Adopted
  • Bill amended
  • Passed in the Senate (50-1)
  • Transmitted to the House
  • Referred to Insurance/Appropriations
  • Title stuff do pass as amended: Insurance to Appropriations
  • Read the third time
  • Amended
  • Passed as amended

SB 2141 – Terroristic threat; create offense of-http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/SB/SB2141.xml

  • Referred to Judiciary A
  • Passed out of Committee
  • Passed on the Floor
  • Transmitted to the House
  • Referred to Judiciary A
  • Title stuff do pass
  • Passed

SB 2901 – Landowners Protection Act; create – http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/SB/SB2901.xml

  • Referred to Business and Financial Institutes
  • Passed Committee Substitute
  • Passed in the Senate
  • Held on a motion to reconsider
  • Motion to reconsider tabled
  • Transmitted to House
  • Referred to Judiciary A
  • Amended, passed as amended
  • Held on a motion to reconsider
  • Reconsidered
  • Amended, passed as amended
  • Held on a motion to reconsider
  • Motion to reconsider tabled
  • Returned for Concurrence
  • Concurred in the Senate

SB 2116 – Abortion; prohibit an abortion of an unborn human individual with a detectable heartbeat- http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/SB/SB2116.xml



  • Referred to Public Health and Welfare
  • Bill passed in Committee
  • Amendment failed
  • Passed in the Senate
  • Transmitted to the House
  • Referred to Public Health and Welfare
  • Title stuff do pass as amended
  • Read the Third time
  • Amended
  • Passed as amended
  • Motion to reconsider entered
  • Motion to reconsider tabled
  • Returned for Concurrence
  • Concurred in the Senate

Dead Bills

HB 867 – Heroin and fentanyl; add penalties for possession, or death resulting from use of – http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/HB/HB0867.xml

  • Referred to Judiciary B
  • Passed in Committee
  • Amended
  • Point of Order raised
  • Set aside, pending a ruling from the Chair
  • Point of order, not well taken
  • Tabled subject to call
  • Died on the Calendar 

HB 475 –  Hybrid vehicle tax; repeal section of law authorizing – http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/HB/HB0475.xml

  • Referred to Ways and Means
  • Died in Committee 

HB 78 – DPS highway patrol trooper training class-http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/HB/HB0078.xml

  • Referred to Appropriations
  • Died in Committee

HB 337 – The Landowners Protection Act; create – http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/HB/HB0337.xml

  • Referred to Judiciary B
  • Referred to Judiciary A
  • Passed Committee Substitute
  • Died on the Calendar

SB 2149 – Death penalty; eliminate for persons with certain intellectual disabilities-http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/SB/SB2149.xml

  • Referred to Judiciary A
  • Died in Committee

SB 2888 – Walnut Grove Correctional Facility; authorize housing of state offenders in- http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/SB/SB2888.xml

  • Referred to Corrections/Appropriations
  • Passed in Corrections, referred to Appropriations
  • Died in Committee 

SB 2029 – Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship Program; prescribe standards for participation- http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/SB/SB2029.xml

  • Referred to Education
  • Died in Committee

SB 2168 – Federal Affordable Care Act; prohibit implementation of ACA and prohibit expansion of Medicaid program.-http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/SB/SB2168.xml

  • Referred to Medicaid
  • Died in Committee

SB 2075 – Common Core National Education Standards; State board of Ed. Shall replace with ELA Standards in 2019-2020 school year.-http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/SB/SB2075.xml

  • Referred to Education
  • Died in Committee

SB 2255 – Vaccination required for school attendance; authorize exemption upon objection of parent or parental, philosophical, or religious belief.-http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/SB/SB2255.xml

  • Referred to Education
  • Died in Committee

SB 2027 – School Safety Grant Program under State Dept. of Education-http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/SB/SB2027.xml

  • Referred to Education/Appropriations
  • Died in Committee

SB 2227 – Teachers’ salaries; provide for $2,500 increase starting in 2019-2020-http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/SB/SB2227.xml

  • Referred to Education/Appropriations
  • Died in Committee

HB 1371 – Medical Marijuana Act of 2019; create – http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/HB/HB1371.xml

  • Referred To Drug Policy; Public Health and Human Services
  • Died in Committee

HB 267 – Teacher salary; $4,000 increase over four years beginning in 2019-2020 term-                               http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/HB/HB0267.xml

  • Referred to Education/Appropriations
  • Died in Committee

HB 257 – Medicaid: require Gov. and Div. of Medicaid to negotiate to obtain federal waiver to expand Medicaid-http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/HB/HB0257.xml

  • Referred to Medicaid/Rules/Et Al
  • Died in Committee

HB 31 – Certified nurse practitioners; no physician supervision required for certain with over 3,600 hours of clinical practices-http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/HB/HB0031.xml

  • Referred to Public Health and Human Services
  • Died in Committee

HB 77 – Trooper Training Class, require Legislature to appropriate funds in 2019 and 2020 to defray expenses-http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/HB/HB0077.xml

  • Referred to Appropriations
  • Died in Committee

HB 15Commission to redesign the Mississippi State Flag-http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/HB/HB0015.xml

  • Referred to Rules
  • Died in Committee

HB 9 – Department of Corrections; provide certain education programs for adult offenders-http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2019/pdf/history/HB/HB0009.xml

  • Referred to Corrections/Appropriations
  • Died in Committee

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