AP Analysis: Hundreds of bill die during session

Hundreds of bills don’t survive a session of the Mississippi Legislature.

Some are filed by multiple lawmakers when only one bill is needed. Some Senate bills are duplicates of House bills and vice versa. Some are silly. Some need more study. Some make no sense. Others originated in coffee shop discussions as something the Legislature should do — but really shouldn’t.

The 2013 legislative session is no different. But folks will tell you that until a session is over, nothing dead until it is “dead dead dead.”

As Sen. Terry Burton, R-Newton said: “There’s dead, dead-dead and really dead.”