Bill Tracker

The Mississippi state legislature meets in Jackson in the first three months of the year. Our legislative tracker allows you to keep an eye on what they are up to.

Bill Ratings: Have a look below to see how we have rated the various bills each week:
Green for bills that extended freedom
Red for bills that erode liberty, and
Yellow for bills we are ambivalent about
MCPP Approved We also show which of the bills being considered we specifically approve, giving them the "MCPP APPROVED" stamp.
Politician Ratings: We also show which of the bills being considered we specifically approve, giving them the "MCPP APPROVED" stamp.
Freedom Agenda for Mississippi: As the leading free market think tank of Mississippi, we have created a Conservative Platform for Mississippi, which outlines policies we would like to see discusses during the legislative session:
1 Cut Taxes With a massive state budget surplus, we propose an authentically conservative budget that would cut personal income tax and corporation tax responsibly.
2 Anti-ESG The ESG (Environmental Social and Governance) agenda promoted by big money managers is forcing publicly listed corporations to promote a “woke” agenda. An anti-ESG bill that we are behind will help restore the voices of everyday citizens in the economy.
3 Recall We need to give local residents the power to recall ineffective and incompetent mayors.
4 Mississippi REINS Act Bureaucrats like to make decisions and spend taxpayers’ money without accountability. To combat this, conservatives in our state should support a “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny” (REINS) bill.
5 Education Legislation is needed to break the monopoly of the Charter School Authorizer Board, which acts as a roadblock to reform. At the same time, we need a bill to ensure transparency in education, so that moms and dads can see what their child is being taught.
6 Parents' Bill of Rights Young people have been subjected to irreversible gender reassignment procedures that they have subsequently come to regret. Our proposal would stop this in our state.
7 Women's Bill of Rights Our Women’s Bill of Rights would codify, for purposes of law and regulations, the common sense—and previously self-evident—definition of “woman.”
8 Cut the Cost of Healthcare Too many people in our state are unable to afford healthcare. The answer is not to hose more federal dollars at local healthcare, which would simply inflate costs. Instead, we need a concerted effort to eliminate the restrictive practices that make health care more expensive by preventing new providers from operating.
9 Right of Initiative It is time to fix the right of initiative so that the public is able to vote to change state law.
Our legislative tracker will enable us to keep you updated on our progress as we help drive through this ambitious agenda.

2023 Regular Session

Rating Bill Number Description Stage Principal Sponsor MCPP Endorsed
 
HB 1 Campaign finance reports; require candidates for county, county district and municipal offices to file with Secretary of State. 01/03 (H) Referred To Apportionment and Elections Henry Zuber III
 
HB 2 Campaign finance reports; shall be available on county and municipal websites. 01/03 (H) Referred To Apportionment and Elections Henry Zuber III
 
HB 3 Third party delivery service; prohibit from using name, likeness, trademark or intellectual property of merchant without agreement. 01/03 (H) Referred To Judiciary A Henry Zuber III
 
HB 4 Tianeptine; include in Schedule I controlled substance list. 01/25 (H) Title Suff Do Pass Lee Yancey
 
HB 5 Kratom; include in Schedule I controlled substances list. 01/03 (H) Referred To Drug Policy Lee Yancey
 
HB 6 Casino winnings; provide procedures for intercept of child support arrearages. 01/03 (H) Referred To Judiciary A Lee Yancey
 
HB 7 Fentanyl testing strips; exclude from definition of paraphernalia. 01/03 (H) Referred To Drug Policy Lee Yancey
 
HB 8 Income tax; authorize a credit for contributions made to certain hospitals. 01/03 (H) Referred To Ways and Means Lee Yancey
 
HB 9 Pharmacists; authorize to test for and treat certain minor, nonchronic health conditions subject to certain requirements. 01/03 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services Lee Yancey
 
HB 10 CON; remove chemical dependency services and facilities from requirements of the CON law. 01/03 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services Lee Yancey
 
HB 11 Birth parents; release identifying information upon agreement by. 01/03 (H) Referred To Judiciary A Lee Yancey
 
HB 12 Mississippi Code; modernize terminology by replacing "mentally retarded" with "intellectual disability". 01/03 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services Lee Yancey
 
HB 13 Water safety; require public schools to provide parents and student information on importance of and availability of local courses. 01/03 (H) Referred To Education Lee Yancey
 
HB 14 Appropriation; MS Department of Transportation for the Statewide Litter Prevention Program. 01/03 (H) Referred To Appropriations Steve Massengill
 
HB 15 Regional food banks; DHS establish grant program to provide annual grant funding to. 01/03 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services Steve Massengill
 
HB 16 Election commissioner; revise office of to be nonpartisan. 01/26 (H) Title Suff Do Pass Steve Massengill
 
HB 17 Universities and colleges; require to allow MS residents to register for classes before nonresident students. 01/03 (H) Referred To Universities and Colleges Steve Massengill
 
HB 18 Alternative-fuel fueling station; impose tax on motor vehicles charged at. 01/03 (H) Referred To Ways and Means Gene Newman
 
HB 19 Supreme Court districts; bring forward. 01/03 (H) Referred To Apportionment and Elections Gene Newman
 
HB 20 Shoplifting; revise penalties for crime of. 01/03 (H) Referred To Judiciary B Gene Newman
 
HB 21 PERS; law enforcement officers and firefighters will vest after 4 years of membership regardless of the date they became members. 01/03 (H) Referred To Appropriations Gene Newman
 
HB 22 Driver's license; restore ability to suspend for certain traffic violations. 01/03 (H) Referred To Judiciary B Gene Newman
 
HB 23 Sales tax; exempt sales of platinum, gold, silver bullion and numismatic coins. 01/03 (H) Referred To Ways and Means Gene Newman
 
HB 24 Justice and municipal courts; require to file all legal documents by electronic form using MEC. 01/03 (H) Referred To Judiciary B Gene Newman
 
HB 25 Prostitution; penalize procurement of as a felony. 01/03 (H) Referred To Judiciary B Gene Newman
 
HB 26 Elected official; prohibit from holding more than one elected office at the same time. 01/03 (H) Referred To Constitution Gene Newman
 
HB 27 "Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act"; revise definition of "eligible student" and "eligible school" to. 01/03 (H) Referred To Education Larry Byrd
 
HB 28 Appropriations; DFA to acquire new facility for MS Federation of Women's Clubs in exchange for lease of current headquarters building. 01/03 (H) Referred To Appropriations Tom Weathersby
 
HB 29 Income tax; exclude active duty military compensation received by a resident while stationed out of state. 01/03 (H) Referred To Ways and Means Tom Weathersby
 
HB 30 Public Service Commission; require to mandate annual filings by rural water associations. 01/03 (H) Referred To Public Utilities Timmy Ladner
 
HB 31 False allegations of hate crime; provide penalties for. 01/03 (H) Referred To Judiciary B Timmy Ladner
 
HB 32 State parks; exempt veterans and active duty from paying entry fee and provide discount for campsite rental. 01/03 (H) Referred To Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Timmy Ladner
 
HB 33 Department of Public Safety; authorize to investigate death of public officials. 01/26 (H) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub Timmy Ladner
 
HB 34 The Combating Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act of Mississippi; create. 01/03 (H) Referred To Judiciary B Timmy Ladner
 
HB 35 Appointed state officers; provide for the removal of for certain forms of willful neglect. 01/03 (H) Referred To Apportionment and Elections Timmy Ladner
 
HB 36 Campaign finance reports; require those filed by all candidates to be available online. 01/03 (H) Referred To Apportionment and Elections;Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency Timmy Ladner
 
HB 37 Standard Dedeaux Water District; delete provision on compensation of commissioners. 01/19 (H) Transmitted To Senate Timmy Ladner
 
HB 38 Administrative Procedures Act; amend to require proposed agency rules to be approved by the state auditor. 01/03 (H) Referred To Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency;Judiciary A Henry Zuber III
 
HB 39 Lobbying; prohibit legislator from engaging in for one year after leaving office. 01/03 (H) Referred To Apportionment and Elections;Judiciary A Henry Zuber III
 
HB 40 MS Accountability and Transparency Act; revise to include certain counties and municipalities. 01/03 (H) Referred To Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency;Municipalities Henry Zuber III
 
HB 41 Radar; authorize use in Rankin County subject to approval of voters within the county. 01/03 (H) Referred To Transportation;Judiciary B Gene Newman
 
HB 42 Radar; authorize sheriff and deputies to use on county roads to enforce speed limits. 01/03 (H) Referred To Transportation;Judiciary B Tom Weathersby
 
HC 1 Joint Rules; amend to limit introduction of general bills requiring majority vote to sessions in even-numbered years. 01/03 (H) Referred To Rules Henry Zuber III
 
HC 2 National Therapy Animal Day; celebrate in Mississippi on April 30, 2023. 01/03 (H) Referred To Rules Henry Zuber III
 
HR 1 Jackson Prep "Patriots" Baseball Team; commend and congratulate for winning the MAIS 6A State Baseball Championship for the 5th consecutive year. 01/04 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed Brent Powell
 
HR 2 Chapel Hart; commend successes in their career as well as during America's Got Talent. 01/04 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed Jansen T. Owen
 
HR 3 Reverend Dr. Lisa Allen-McLaurin; commend upon her appointment as music scholar-in-residence and interim choral director at the American Church in Paris, France. 01/04 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed Alyce G. Clarke
 
SC 501 Mourn the loss and commend the life and public service of David R. Huggins. 01/26 (H) Title Suff Do Be Adopted Rita Potts Parks
 
SC 502 Mourn the loss and commend the life and public service of former MDOT Commissioner and Legislator Dick Hall. 01/26 (H) Title Suff Do Be Adopted Josh Harkins
 
SC 503 Mourn the passing of former Senator Steve Seale of Hattiesburg, and commend his public and charitable service. 01/26 (H) Title Suff Do Be Adopted Joey Fillingane
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