Legislation Watch

February 5, 2015 § 6 Comments

Here is a list of bills that may affect chancery court practice, are still pending before the legislature, and are “not dead” as of 2-3-15:

HB 153

Rule against perpetuities; revise with respect to certain trusts.
01/28 (H) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub

Gunn

HB 159

Estates; provide for a statutory order of abatement for shares of distributees of property of a deceased.
01/28 (H) Title Suff Do Pass

Gunn

HB 160

Foreign executor or administrator; revise authority of financial institutions to turn over property or funds of a decedent to.
01/28 (H) Title Suff Do Pass

Gunn

HB 162

Conservator; allow appointment for a single transaction.
01/28 (H) Title Suff Do Pass

Gunn

HB 177

Courts; prohibit from applying foreign law under certain circumstances.
01/28 (H) Title Suff Do Pass

Smith (39th)

HB 185

Divorce; revise habitual cruel and inhuman treatment to include verbal, emotional or psychological abuse.
01/28 (H) Title Suff Do Pass

Moore

HB 405

Commercial Real Estate Broker Lien Act; clarify definition of “commercial real estate” under.
01/29 (H) Transmitted To Senate

Zuber

HB 492

Title disputes; clarify jurisdiction of state courts in certain.
01/28 (H) Title Suff Do Pass

Warren

HB 556

Domestic violence; revise procedures related to.
01/29 (H) Title Suff Do Pass

Gipson

HB 586

Child abuse; clarify mandatory reporting by school officials.
02/02 (H) Title Suff Do Pass

Bain

HB 625

Child neglect; add children left alone in motor vehicles to definitions of.
02/02 (H) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub

Arnold

HB 700

Estate bond requirement; authorize court or chancellor to waive.
01/28 (H) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub

Baker

HB 703
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Judicial redistricting; revise.
01/28 (H) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub

Baker

HB 707

Visitation rights; amend Grandparents’ Rights Law to include great-grandparents.
01/28 (H) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub

DeBar

HB 710

Suits against the state; Supreme Court to have original jurisdiction for claims seeking injunctive relief.
01/28 (H) Title Suff Do Pass

Baker

HB 711

Landlord-tenant; provide for disposition of personal property remaining on the premises after removal of the tenant.       01/28 (H) Title Suff Do Pass

Baker

HB 713
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Mississippi Private Investigation Regulatory Act; create.
01/28 (H) Title Suff Do Pass

Baker

HB 739

Property Insurance Clarity Act; create.
01/29 (H) Title Suff Do Pass

DeLano

HB1049

Court reporters; increase salary for those in circuit, chancery and county courts.
01/29 (H) Title Suff Do Pass

Gipson

HB1101
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Professional privilege tax; impose on persons who practice in state and who are not domiciled in and do not maintain regular place of business in state.
01/19 (H) Referred To Judiciary A;Ways and Means

Lamar

HB1319
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Marshals and constables; revise fees charged for service of process.
02/02 (H) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub

Carpenter

SB2036

Domestic violence; clarify entry of criminal protection orders in the registry.
02/03 (S) Title Suff Do Pass

Blount

SB2047

False report of child abuse or neglect; provide criminal penalties and civil liability.
01/22 (S) Title Suff Do Pass

Fillingane

SB2090

Visitation; allow to third party under certain limited circumstances.
02/03 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub

Massey

SB2102

Civil commitment; include nurse practitioners as authorized evaluators.
01/28 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub

Burton

SB2105

Children in custody of DHS; require notification of parents of child’s siblings in conformity with federal law.
01/27 (S) Title Suff Do Pass

Burton

SB2148

Child support; may continue past age of majority for a disabled child.
02/03 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub

Parker

SB2193

Court reporters; increase annual salary of.
02/03 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub

Hopson

SB2231
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Constables; revise fees charged for service of process.
02/03 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub

Blount

SB2239

Easements; clarify purchase of for access.
01/22 (S) Title Suff Do Pass

Hopson

SB2301

Uniform Interstate Family Support Act; create (corrected).
01/28 (S) Title Suff Do Pass

Burton

SB2310

Mississippi Uniform Limited Partnership Act; revise and expand.
02/03 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub

Tindell

SB2364

Real property liens; clarify Notice of Contest of Lien form.
01/22 (S) Title Suff Do Pass

Hopson

SB2390
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Service of process; sheriff may retain fee for attempt to serve.
01/27 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub

Hill

SB2542
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Limited liability companies; delete repeal clause on fees.
01/22 (S) Title Suff Do Pass

Tindell

SB2704

Legal proceeding; child witness to receive accommodations.
01/29 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub

Wiggins

SB2756

Trial courts; redistrict.
02/03 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub

Hopson

SC 505

Mourn the loss and commend the life and public service of former Senator and Judge Ray Montgomery.
01/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed

Jones

SC 554

Mourn the loss and pay tribute to the judicial leadership of former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Noble Lee.
01/30 (H) Referred To Rules

Burton

§ 6 Responses to Legislation Watch

  • thusbloggedanderson says:

    HB 177, I can’t tell if it’s a mess or else superfluous. Does a confidentiality clause limit my freedom of speech? If so, why can I contract away my fundamental right in that instance, but not if there’s a religious code that has similar effect?

    • Larry says:

      I haven’t read this bill, but my first impression is that it is a solution in search o a problem, as far as Mississippi courts are concerned.

      • thusbloggedanderson says:

        I *always* worry on my way to court, “will the judge be applying Sharia law today?” So far so good … but you never know.

  • Bob Wolford says:

    I don’t do a lot of divorces, but unless I’m mistaken don’t the decisions on HCIT already consider verbal and emotional abuse (habitual and continuous of course) to in fact constitute HCIT? If so, why do we need a bill specifying as much?

    • Larry says:

      There is a line of cases in which that type conduct can be HCIT IF it results in physical or emotional harm. I’ve not read the bill, but it may eliminate the need to show physical or emotional effects.

      • Bob Wolford says:

        Not sure what to thing about that bill- sounds like a spouse can sue for divorce after 3 or 4 heated arguments.

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