Posts Tagged ‘laws’

Bill passes that could close state’s lone abortion vclinic

JACKSON — The Senate has given final passage to a bill that could close Mississippi’s only abortion clinic. The bill would require doctors working at abortion clinics to be OB-GYN certified and have admitting privileges to a local hospital. The clinic’s owner told The Associated Press that all of its physicians are OB-GYN’s, but only […] [...]

House chairman abandons attempt to revive immigration-enforcement bill

JACKSON — A Mississippi House chairman today abandoned his effort to revive tougher immigration enforcement provisions that included requiring local police to report suspected illegal immigrants to federal authorities. The bill, which was killed earlier this week by a Senate chairman, now appears to be dead this legislative session. House Judiciary B Committee Chairman Andy […] [...]

Lawmakers approve workers’ compensation legislation

by Associated Press Published: April 5,2012

Tags: bills, lawmakers, laws, legislation, legislative, legislators, Legislature, workers' compensation

JACKSON — The Mississippi House has advanced a bill to make changes that manufacturers and business groups are seeking in the workers’ compensation system. Senate Bill 2576 passed the House 59-58 today. The bill returns to the Senate for more work. Among other things, the bill says if a worker is injured on the job, […] [...]

Senate bill allows MDA chief to be paid with private-sector funds

JACKSON — The Senate has passed a bill to allow the director of the Mississippi Development Authority to be paid with money raised from private entities. The bill does not cap the MDA director’s salary. If the salary exceeds 150 percent of the governor’s salary, only the portion below that amount would be paid with […] [...]

Lawmakers approve legislation increasing salaries of judges, prosecutors

by Associated Press Published: April 5,2012

Tags: bills, compensation, courts, judges, judicial, judiciary, lawmakers, laws, legislation, legislative, legislators, Legislature, pay, salaries

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate yesterday gave final approval to a bill that would increase the salaries of judges and prosecutors. The measure would increase the salaries incrementally over four years. Money for the judges’ raises would come from increasing filing fees in civil and appellate courts. Raises for district attorneys and assistant district attorneys […] [...]

Houses passes bill blocking lease charges for residential piers

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi House has given final passage to a bill that would block Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann from charging for leases for residential piers bordering state waters. Gulf Coast residents and their legislators have been tangling with Hosemann over his claim that landowners bordering state waters must pay yearly lease […] [...]

House approves measure allowing dry counties to sell alcohol

by Wally Northway Published: April 4,2012

Tags: alcohol, beer, bills, lawmakers, laws, legislation, legislative, Legislature, liquor

JACKSON — Mississippi House members want some cities in dry counties to be able to vote on allowing alcohol sales. House members voted 67-52 today for Senate Bill 2497, which now returns to the Senate for more work. As changed by the House, the bill would allow cities with 5,000 or more people in dry […] [...]

Lawmakers pass abortion-regulation legislation; Bryant intends to sign

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers have passed a bill that would require any doctor performing abortions to be a board-certified OB-GYN with admitting privileges at a local hospital. Senators passed the bill today, but it was held for the possibility of more debate. It passed the House on March 13. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant says he […] [...]

Two abortion-regulation bills die, but one survives

JACKSON — One abortion-regulation bill survived and two died at yesterday’s deadline in the Mississippi Legislature. Supporters of the surviving measure say it could slow down or even shut Mississippi’s only remaining abortion clinic, which is in Jackson. The Senate Public Health Committee passed House Bill 1390, which would require any doctor performing abortions to […] [...]

Loan interest legislation dies in Senate committee

by Associated Press Published: April 4,2012

Tags: bills, interest rates, lawmakers, laws, legislation, legislators, Legislature, lenders, loans, small loans, state government

JACKSON — A bill that would have allowed small lenders to charge more on certain types of loans died with a yesterday deadline for committee action. House Bill 1396 would have increased the allowable interest rates on loans under $1,500 from 36 percent to 99 percent. Supporters say the measure would have given borrowers a […] [...]

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