Mississippi Legislators take brief action Monday

Published 4:42 pm Monday, February 12, 2024

JACKSON — Legislators in Mississippi’s House and Senate took brief action Monday afternoon before adjourning until Tuesday. In total, seven bills were introduced in the house and 40 bills were introduced in the senate. 

Mississippi’s House moved to send House Bill 443 back to the Constitution committee. HB443 would prohibit elected officials from holding more than one elected office at one time. 

Representatives voted to adjourn until Tuesday at 2 p.m. without taking action on several wildlife bills and the Zub Hughes Law currently on the calendar. The items maintain their place on the calendar. 

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Mississippi’s Senate voted to adopt six Senate Concurrent Resolutions which recognized public servants, Ole Miss football for a strong season and Mississippi native and singer Jimmy Buffett who died in 2023. The Senate additionally voted to adopt the Joint Rules for the 2024-2028 term. 

Beth Harkins was nominated to the Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women as the Single Mother representative with a four year term beginning July 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2027. Her nomination was confirmed. 

Senators did not take up a vote for SB2140 which would enact the Mississippi Prior Authorization Reform Act and it maintains its place on the Senate Calendar. SB 2276, which would transfer a clinic building at 1308 Belk Blvd. to the Department of Public Safety, was not voted upon and remains on the calendar. 

The Senate voted to adjourn until 10 a.m. Tuesday.