Dead or alive: Bills in the Mississippi Legislature

BLUE LIVES — Crimes committed against police officers, firefighters or emergency medical technicians would carry higher penalties. HB645: http://bit.ly/2lTiGC3 .

CAMPAIGN CASH — Politicians would face new limits on using campaign donations for political expenses such as clothing. They also would be required to disclose details of how they spend campaign donations using credit cards. HB479, http://bit.ly/2kLM24i , SB 2689: http://bit.ly/2mHQPUD ….

… MENTAL HEALTH — Creates mental health diversion pilot programs and standards for mental health intervention. SB 2842: http://bit.ly/2maFcJr .

LOBBYISTS — Lobbyists for state agencies couldn’t be paid with public funds. SB 2632: http://bit.ly/2maNTDh

Clarion Ledger
2/28/17