These are the bills we are tracking and have advanced out of committee during 2021 legislative session.

 

HB 4 - OPPOSE

TO PROVIDE THAT THE COUNTY REGISTRAR OR COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION SHALL REMOVE FROM THE STATEWIDE ELECTIONS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM THOSE VOTERS WHO FAIL, AFTER HAVING BEEN MAILED A CONFIRMATION NOTICE.

STATUS: died on calendar

 

HB 70 - NEUTRAL

TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEO AND AUDIO RECORDINGS OF AN AUTOPSY HELD BY A MEDICAL EXAMINER.

STATUS: Motion to reconsider entered

 

HB 122 - SUPPORT

TO AUTHORIZE EXPUNGEMENT FOR UP TO THREE FELONY CONVICTIONS IF 15 YEARS OR MORE HAVE PASSED SINCE A PERSON'S LAST FELONY CONVICTION.

STATUS: Motion to reconsider entered

 

HB 163 - SUPPORT

TO PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING OPTIONS FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS WITH CERTAIN MURDER CONVICTIONS.

STATUS: passed as substituted from committee House Judiciary B

 

HB 196 - SUPPORT

AN ACT TO CREATE THE "DIGNITY FOR INCARCERATED WOMEN ACT".

STATUS: passed as substituted from committee House Judiciary B

 

HB 300 - OPPOSE

AN ACT TO BRING FORWARD SECTIONS 21-23-8, 99-5-9, AND 99-5-11, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH PROVIDE BAIL PROCEDURES FOR MUNICIPAL, COUNTY AND JUSTICE COURTS, FOR PURPOSES OF AMENDMENT.

STATUS: passed as amended from committee House Judiciary B

 

HB 302 - SUPPORT

TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO APPROVE THE CREATION OF DISTRICTS OF INNOVATION.

STATUS: passed from committee on House Education

 

HB 525 - OPPOSE

TO PRESCRIBE CONDITIONS FOR PAROLE ELIGIBILITY AND TO PROVIDE LIMITATIONS ON INMATE ELIGIBILITY TO PETITION THE SENTENCING COURT FOR PAROLE ELIGIBILITY IF THE INMATE IS SERVING A SENTENCE FOR A CRIME OF VIOLENCE OR NONVIOLENCE.

STATUS: passed as substituted from committee House Corrections

 

HB 551 - SUPPORT

TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO PROMULGATE RULES THAT ALLOW AN OFFICIAL IDENTIFYING DOCUMENT ISSUED BY THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO SERVE AS AN IDENTIFYING DOCUMENT UNDER THIS SECTION IN LIEU OF A BIRTH CERT.

STATUS: passed as amended from committee House Judiciary B

 

HB 586 - OPPOSE

TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATEWIDE ELECTIONS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SHALL BE COMPARED TO THE IDENTIFICATION DATABASES TO ENSURE NON-UNITED STATES CITIZENS ARE NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE.

STATUS: passed from committee on House Apportionment and Elections

 

HB 796 - SUPPORT

TO PROVIDE A TIME PERIOD FOR QUALIFICATION OF CERTAIN HABITUAL OFFENDERS.

STATUS: passed from committee on House Judiciary B

 

HB 933 - SUPPORT

TO PROVIDE THAT CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS SHALL BE SUSPENDED BY OPERATION OF LAW FOR PERSONS ORDERED TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT WHO ARE INCARCERATED OR INVOLUNTARILY INSTITUTIONALIZED FOR MORE THAN 180 DAYS, WITH CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS.

STATUS: passed from committee on House Judiciary A

 

SB 2019 - SUPPORT

AN ACT TO CREATE THE "BAN-THE-BOX ACT".

STATUS: passed from committee on Senate Labor

 

SB 2113 - SUPPORT

TO REQUIRE THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO ADOPT AND PUBLISH TESTING STANDARDS AND ELECTION PROCEDURES THAT MEET OR EXCEED THE STANDARDS SET BY THE UNITED STATES ELECTIONS ASSISTANCE COMMISSION.

STATUS: Motion to reconsider entered

 

SB 2117 - SUPPORT

TO PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING AND PAROLE OPTIONS FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT HOLDING IN THE CASE OF MILLER V. ALABAMA.

STATUS: Motion to reconsider entered

 

SB 2149 - SUPPORT

TO REQUIRE THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO HOLD SCHOOL DISTRICTS HARMLESS WHEN CALCULATING AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOLASTIC YEAR.

STATUS: passed as substituted from committee Senate Education

 

SB 2279 - OPPOSE

TO CRIMINALIZE ABSCONDING FROM PAROLE OR PROBATION.

STATUS: Received in the House - Not referred

 

SB 2282 - SUPPORT

TO RAISE THE MINIMUM AGE AT WHICH A CHILD MAY BE COMMITTED TO THE STATE TRAINING SCHOOL AND HELD IN SECURE DETENTION.

STATUS: Received in the House - Not referred

 

SB 2283 - OPPOSE

AN ACT TO CRIMINALIZE THE MALICIOUS OBSTRUCTION OF A PUBLIC STREET HIGHWAY OR ROAD DURING AN UNPERMITTED PROTEST.

STATUS: Received in the House - Not referred

 

SB 2536 - OPPOSE

AN ACT TO CREATE THE "MISSISSIPPI FAIRNESS ACT".

STATUS: passed as substituted from committee Senate Accountability and Transparency

 

SB 2561 - SUPPORT

AN ACT TO ENACT THE "EMPOWERING REENTRY THROUGH LICENSING ACT" WHICH PROVIDES FOR A SIX-MONTH PROVISIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO ELIGIBLE PERSONS WHO HAVE BEEN RELEASED FROM INCARCERATION.

STATUS: Received in the House - Not referred

 

SB 2573 - SUPPORT

TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO IMPLEMENT UNIFORM REPORTING STANDARDS FOR JAIL CENSUS DATA BY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENTS AND TO CREATE AND MAINTAIN A CENTRALIZED DATABASE FOR STORING THIS DATA.

STATUS: Received in the House - Not referred

 

SB 2574 - SUPPORT

AN ACT TO CREATE A PILOT REENTRY COURT.

STATUS: Passed (Vote: Y: 49/N: 0)

 

SB 2588 - OPPOSE

TO PROVIDE THAT THE COUNTY REGISTRAR OR COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION SHALL REMOVE FROM THE STATEWIDE ELECTIONS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM THOSE ELECTORS WHO FAIL TO RESPOND TO A CONFIRMATION NOTICE FOR A PERIOD OF CONSECUTIVE YEARS.

STATUS: passed as substituted from committee Senate Elections

 

SB 2792 - SUPPORT

TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE FRESH START ACT OF 2019 SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW.

STATUS: passed from committee on Senate Judiciary A

 

SB 2795 - SUPPORT

AN ACT ENTITLED THE "MISSISSIPPI EARNED PAROLE ELIGIBILITY ACT".

STATUS: passed as substituted from committee Senate Corrections