+ − Legislators (9) MS - Senator John A. Polk (R) Title: Chairman MS - Senator J. P. Wilemon, Jr. (D) Title: Vice-chairman MS - Senator David Blount (D) Title: Member MS - Senator Terry C. Burton (R) Title: Member MS - Senator Eugene S. Clarke (R) Title: Member MS - Senator W. Briggs Hopson III (R) Title: Member MS - Senator Rita Potts Parks (R) Title: Member MS - Senator Sean J. Tindell (R) Title: Member MS - Senator Angela Turner-Ford (D) Title: Member + − Bills Assigned (169) MS - SB2023 County prosecuting attorney; amounts paid to for secretarial services shall not be considered as part of annual salary. MS - SB2031 Public contracts; give preference to resident bidders. MS - SB2030 State employees; allow medical leave without use of personal leave when dependent is dismissed from school sick. MS - SB2064 Insurance agents; exempt age 75 or older from continuing education requirements. MS - SB2053 MS Gulf Coast Region Utility Act; prohibit county authorities from extending service to area unless certain conditions are met. MS - SB2083 Public Defenders Education Fund; establish education and training cost. MS - SB2058 Legislative member election contests; person who brings and loses contest must pay attorney's fees and costs. MS - SB2041 State employee salaries; direct State Personnel Board to implement across-the-board increase. MS - SB2085 Campaign finance reports; to be available on county and municipal websites. MS - SB2121 Blow-out prevention; require training course for rig workers. MS - SB2161 Constables; revise fees charged by. MS - SB2111 Counties; real or personal property shall be sold to satisfy special assessment for garbage fees. MS - SB2148 State-owned vehicles; MDOC Commissioner may request unmarked vehicle for use in official investigations. MS - SB2125 16th Section school land; clarify purchase of easements for access. MS - SB2177 Jackson County Utility Authority; reconstitute board of directors and revise provisions relating to the board. MS - SB2183 Open Meetings Act; revise notice requirement for special meetings. MS - SB2198 Alcoholic beverages; remove provision that prohibits advertisements from originating in a dry area. MS - SB2166 Human Trafficking Act; recodify and provide wiretapping authority. MS - SB2199 Teaching hospital; exempt purchases and personal services contracts of from certain purchasing laws. MS - SB2179 Taxation; limit prosecution's authority to plea bargain. MS - SB2210 Motor vehicle liability insurance; authorize seizure of license plate, increase civil penalties for failing to maintain. MS - SB2223 Elections; authorize preelection day voting and online voter registration. MS - SB2209 Personal services contracts; contracts for entertainers at MS Fairgrounds entered into by MS Fair Commission exempt from review. MS - SB2231 Driver's license; authorize designation of a lifetime sportsman hunting and fishing license. MS - SB2202 Lobbying; prohibit legislator from engaging in for four years after leaving office. MS - SB2232 Towing; limit charges. MS - SB2233 Law enforcement training expenses; revise time for reimbursement of formerly employing entity. MS - SB2234 Charitable solicitation; revise reporting period. MS - SB2263 Municipalities; change minimum population required to advertise budget hearings by posting notices rather than by publication. MS - SB2275 Annual reports of state agencies; require to be published on the Transparency Mississippi website. MS - SB2248 Agency legal staff; authorize to hire or retain. MS - SB2261 Hunting and fishing regulations; require notice to be published in a newspaper prior to adoption. MS - SB2241 Medical examiners and deputy medical examiners; revise compensation of. MS - SB2265 Medical examiners and deputy medical examiners; revise compensation of. MS - SB2297 Mississippi Emergency Access Program; require agencies, organizations and vendors/contractors to participate in. MS - SB2295 Sheriff; may charge a vehicle impoundment fee. MS - SB2298 Insurance companies; revise laws regulating holding companies & credit for reinsurance, require risk & solvency assessments. MS - HB1226 Capitol Complex Improvement District; create and fund improvement projects within. MS - HB1425 Occupational Board Compliance Act of 2017; create. MS - HB753 Nancy's Law; create to provide remedies for investigation of vulnerable person abuse. MS - HB1106 Public contracts; require purchasing entities to allow contractors to submit bids electronically. MS - HB1109 Requests for proposals; provide standards for state agencies to follow regarding. MS - HB1240 Counties; increase threshold amount that requires a requisition, purchase, purchase order or receiving report. MS - HB1127 Open Meetings Act; revise to require that minutes kept shall be posted on public body's website within certain time after the meeting. MS - HB1116 Special meetings; require notice of to be posted on public body's website. MS - SB2318 Elections; exclude runoffs from provisions requiring a certain number of machines to be used or a certain number of ballots printed. MS - SB2317 Surplus county road department equipment; authorize transfer to other county departments. MS - SB2351 Mississippi Children's Trust Fund; revise criminal assessments. MS - SB2344 Access to state agency public records; require release to member of the Legislature pursuant to signed release form. MS - SB2362 Unmarked vehicles; authorize Ethics Commission to operate. MS - SB2353 DA criminal investigators; revise salary of. MS - SB2368 State agency administrative rules; shall be automatically repealed by law on 5th year following adoption. MS - SB2354 Public Purchasing Law; define certain terms as used in. MS - SB2364 Open Meetings Act; clarify the manner in which teleconference or video meeting are required to be held. MS - SB2355 Counties, municipalities and school districts; require to publish their annual budget online. MS - SB2363 Public Records Act; revise procedure to release records containing trade secrets and confidential information. MS - SB2384 Public purchasing; require advertisement of bids on the DFA procurement portal. MS - SB2389 Community hospitals; require to file semiannual reports based solely on operating revenues and expenses. MS - SB2385 Procurement of aircraft, aircraft maintenance, parts, equipment and services; exempt from competitive bidding requirements. MS - SB2391 Counties; authorize to pay total cost of health insurance premiums for dependents of employees. MS - SB2427 Code of Judicial Conduct; immunity for members of a special campaign committee. MS - SB2430 Teacher licensure revocation procedures; make technical amendments to. MS - SB2435 State Auditor; remove requirement to submit annual report on the expenditure of classroom supply funds by school districts. MS - SB2468 Election code; revise. MS - SB2476 County tax assessors and collectors; revise salaries of. MS - SB2490 Nonprofit water associations; require to file annual financial report with Department of Health instead of State Auditor. MS - SB2496 Local public officials; increase salaries of. MS - SB2489 Occupational Board Compliance Act of 2017; create. MS - SB2500 Law enforcement; provide for local accreditation. MS - SB2511 Naturopathic medicine; provide for the licensing of practitioners. MS - SB2523 Socially and economically disadvantaged small business; establish program to encourage participation in state contracts by. MS - SB2533 Disparity study; require MDA to file copies with the Legislature by not later than December 31, 2017. MS - SB2525 Hot pursuit; local agency policies must be filed. MS - SB2552 Public construction contracts; establish alternative decision procedure for bids on high complexity construction projects. MS - SB2540 Construction manager at-risk program; exempt under public bidding laws. MS - SB2531 Pearl River Valley Water Supply District; add two board members from the City of Jackson. MS - SB2528 Public works construction; performance bond not required if contract is less than $50,000.00 and paid in two equal installments. MS - SB2569 Federal MOU/MOE or contract agreements; require publication by state agencies. MS - SB2560 Chancery clerks; revise filing fees charged for the recording of documents. MS - SB2598 Medical Licensure Board; authorize to change administrative fees to licensees and impose monetary penalties. MS - SB2583 Employment Protection Act; revise and clarify. MS - SB2589 Government self-insurance programs; authorize Commissioner of Insurance to conduct examinations of. MS - SB2605 Vision insurance; prohibit provider contracts from establishing or limiting fees for noncovered services. MS - SB2623 Cooperatives; provide for the incorporation of. MS - SB2633 Autopsies; Medical Examiner may enter into contracts with medical schools to perform. MS - SB2645 State vehicles; impose moratorium on the acquisition of. MS - SB2632 Lobbying; contract lobbyist not to be compensated with public funds. MS - SB2641 Lobbying; contract lobbyist not to be compensated with state funds. MS - SB2635 Public purchasing; require public entities to provide option to electronically submit bids for public works. MS - SB2643 Agency Accountability Review Act of 2017; create. MS - SB2666 Mining; Local ordinances and regulations shall not supersede mining permits issued by Department of Environmental Quality. MS - SB2667 Marine Resources; increase the oyster shell retention fee. MS - SB2663 Building Officials and Inspectors Registration Act; create. MS - SB2672 Secretary of State to donate certain submerged lands to National Park Service; authorize. MS - SB2704 Circuit clerks; increase marriage license fee. MS - SB2697 Equal pay for equal work; require for employees of opposite sex in the same work establishment. MS - SB2718 Economic Liberty and Occupational Licensing Act of 2017; create. MS - SB2728 Conflicts of interest for community hospital board members; define. MS - SB2722 DFA website; require state agencies to post minutes. MS - SB2717 E-citation; authorize surcharge to fund statewide usage of system. MS - SB2735 Mississippi Private Investigation Regulatory Act; create. MS - SB2733 Marine Resources; increase the oyster shell retention fee and allowable recreational catch. MS - SB2736 Public entities; require rotation of public accounting firms for annual audits of. MS - SB2739 Protection against discrimination; expand for housing and state employment. MS - SB2749 Study committee; create to study certain aspects of the Jackson Metropolitan Area Airport Authority. MS - SB2770 Appointments to state agency boards and commissions; shall give due regard to race, gender and geographic distribution. MS - SB2758 Public works contracts; if contracts funded as result of declared disaster, acknowledgement of laws regarding must accompany bid. MS - SB2760 Driving; careless if using handheld wireless device. MS - SB2755 DUI; prescribe parameters for court-ordered drug testing. MS - SB2777 Mississippi Minimum Wage Act; establish. MS - SB2776 Public lands; reestablish Office of State Land Commissioner and transfer authority of Secretary of State relative to supervision of. MS - SB2789 State Agency Accountability and Transparency website; include 5 oldest Public Records Act requests for each agency. MS - SB2783 Environmental fees; authorize Commission on Environmental Quality to set to cover costs of permitting programs. MS - SB2797 Justice courts; revise fees. MS - SB2805 Workforce Investment Board; include nontraditional occupations for women. MS - SB2786 Marine Resources fees; authorize Commission on Marine Resources to adjust fees to cover costs of permitting programs. MS - SB2839 Chancery clerks; revise filing fees charged for the recording of documents. MS - SB2820 Mississippi Paid Family Leave Act; establish. MS - SB2831 Lobbying; enact State Agency Lobbying Reform Act of 2017. MS - SB2840 County supervisors; create education and certification program for. MS - SB2841 County supervisors; create education and certification program, increase salaries of. MS - SB2843 Lobbying; ban for state agencies. MS - SB2846 Requests for proposals; provide standards for state agencies to follow regarding. MS - SB2847 Code-Charter Municipalities; governing authorities may delegate duties related to personnel actions. MS - SB2850 Minimum Standards Board; revise membership. MS - SB2852 Chickasawhay natural Gas District; provide board members per diem for continuing education training. MS - SB2864 Open meetings; require executive session and called special session reporting. MS - SB2865 Public bodies; clarify public access to minutes and budgets. MS - SB2868 Judicial Performance Commission meetings to come under Open Meetings Law; require. MS - SB2871 Secondhand mattress; must be clearly labeled as such. MS - SB2885 State Board of Barber Examiners; revise regulatory authority. MS - SB2898 Law enforcement officers; authorize certain county to allow private employment of off-duty officers and use of county vehicles. MS - SB2894 Mississippi Pay Equity Act; prohibit wage discrimination based on gender. MS - SB2891 State Capital Infrastructure Fund; require DFA to administer certain infrastructure projects in Jackson funded by. MS - SB2892 State Capitol Infrastructure Fund; require DFA to administer certain infrastructure projects in Jackson funding by. MS - SB2893 State Capital Infrastructure Fund; require DFA to administer certain infrastructure projects in Jackson funded by. MS - SB2903 Cities and counties; remove requirement that engineering/traffic investigation be completed before establishing speed limits. MS - SB2905 Radar; authorize sheriff and deputy sheriffs to use on county roads to enforce speed limits. MS - SC563 Commission on Judicial Performance subject to Open Meetings; require transcripts under Open Records. MS - SN15 June Rose Lynn (June) Songy, Purvis, Mississippi, Information Technology Services Authority, five year term beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2021. MS - HB1119 Open Meetings Act; revise portion that deals with teleconference and video meetings. MS - HB1120 Public purchasing law; reinsert definitions mistakenly deleted in 2016. MS - HB1149 County garbage collection or disposal; authorize certain assessment on balance of delinquent monthly fees for. MS - HB1062 Military officers and employees; grant leave of absence from civil occupations in public or private business. MS - HB1225 Secretary of State; authorize to donate certain property in Jackson County, Mississippi, to the National Park Service. MS - HB999 Enterprise Security Program; establish to provide policies for cybersecurity safety across state government. MS - HB649 Mississippi Data Management Working Group; create. MS - HB71 Personal Service Contract Review Board; revise timeline to review contracts. MS - HB1328 Alcoholic Beverage Control Division; enact salary scale for sworn officers and provide for experience increases. MS - HB643 Crime lab fees; clarify who is required to pay. MS - HB373 Online voter registration; revise to allow for first-time voters to register through. MS - HB423 Children's services and programs; require all state agencies to provide information relating to such in a list to the Legislature. MS - HB1452 Local Privilege Tax law; authorize tax collectors to use electronic signatures and storage in connection with. MS - HB390 Municipal budget; increase population threshold that requires municipalities to publish annual budget. MS - HB940 DFA; revise the definition of "construction" to clarify incidental installation cost of furniture and equipment less than $50,000.00. MS - HB924 Counties and municipalities; revise how rates for electronic payments are assessed. MS - HB1296 Financial Transparency in Education Act; create. MS - HB938 Motor vehicles; prohibit state agencies from purchasing for one year. MS - HB1451 Marriage certificates; increase fee for. MS - HB342 Personal Service Contract Review Board; exempt entertainer contracts entered into by Mississippi Fair Commission from review of. MS - HB1412 Public contracts; give preference to veteran-owned small businesses. MS - HB460 Medical examiners and pathologist; extend repealer on fees for death investigations and autopsies. MS - HB228 Pre-election day voting; authorize. MS - HB467 Election code; revise. MS - HB361 Ethics Commission; clarify authority to operate unmarked vehicles. MS - SN59 John Alan (Alan) Lange, Jackson, Mississippi, Information Technology Services Authority, term beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2022. MS - SN62 Rita Wray, Brandon, Mississippi, Personal Service Contract Review Board, term beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2021. MS - SN74 Stephanie Lynn Cummins, Brandon, Mississippi, State Personnel Board as an At-Large member, unexpired term beginning March 8, 2017 and ending June 30, 2017, vice Donald Taylor. MS - SN75 Stephanie Lynn Cummins, Brandon, Mississippi, State Personnel Board as an At-Large member, six year term beginning July 1, 2017.