House Floor Votes 2019 – Week 3
*Note: This page will be continuously updated as votes are taken and posted. By clicking on the bill number, you can view the full text of the bill, current status, and vote totals. Vote totals are preliminary and may differ from the final totals. To view the vote by party, copy and paste the names from the vote totals pdf here. You can view upcoming votes, along with my explanation, on my House Calendar page here.
Monday, January 21, 2019
- HB 325: This bill seeks to increase taxation to attract tourists. The state should seek to decrease spending on items outside the core functions of government. I voted No, the motion passed 92-20.
- HB 653: This bill seeks to reinstate a tourism tax repealed on July 1, 2018 and create an “ex post facto law” to legalize the taxes that had continued to be collected after the date of repeal. I voted No, the motion passed 91-7.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
- HB 571: This bill clarifies that minors (under the age of 18) can not be arrested for certain misdemeanor offenses. This is good for liberty because those minors who may have been victims of human trafficking will be more willing to contact law enforcement and expose the adults exploiting them. I voted Yes, the motion passed 116-0.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
- HB 702: This bill relaxes regulations on cottage food operations by clarifying that they are not restricted from advertisement over the internet and by increasing the annual gross sales cutoff to be a cottage food operation from $20,000 to $35,000. There are many states where there are no restriction on the amount, which should be the goal. I voted Yes, the measure passed 117-0.
- HB 751: This bill removes the licensing requirement for any military and commercial equipment owned or operated by the Mississippi Military Department and operated by employees of the same. I voted Yes, the measure passed 118-0.
- HB 793: This bill clarifies the definition of meat. Products marked as “Mississippi inspected and passed” shall not define cultured animal tissue produced from animal cell cultures outside of the organism from which it is derived, plant-based, or insect-based food products as meat. I voted Yes, the measure passed 116-0.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
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