Bills that Could Affect Your Chancery Practice

February 2, 2017 § Leave a comment

As I understand it, these are the pending bills that have made it out of committee. I tried to copy so as to preserve the hyperlinks to the bills, but was unsuccessful. You can find the text of the bills at this link. Also, some of the matters listed below apply to Youth Court, but I included them nonetheless because they may create some overlap with chancery, particularly in custody cases.

HB 476 Child abuse; require DHS to notify applicable military installation family advocacy program in certain cases.
01/25 (H) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
Dixon

HB 481 Medical expenses; define admissibility during trial.
01/26 (H) Title Suff Do Pass
Gipson

HB 483 Multidisciplinary teams and child advocacy centers; provide information prepared by shall be confidential under certain circumstances.
01/31 (H) Title Suff Do Pass
Gipson

HB 489 % Mental health courts; authorize and provide for certification of.
01/26 (H) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
Currie

HB 551 Pro se legal forms; provide that court-approved forms may be provided by public librarians and law librarians.
01/25 (H) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
Reynolds

HB 605 Dept. of Child Protection Services; transfer of DHS functions to shall be completed by Jan. 1, 2018.
01/24 (H) Title Suff Do Pass
Dixon

HB 805 Supreme Court; authorize to have original jurisdiction for claims seeking injunctive relief against the state.
01/24 (H) Title Suff Do Pass
Baker

HB 806 Nonprobate Transfers Law of Mississippi; create.
01/31 (H) Title Suff Do Pass
Baker

HB 807 Jointly held property; authorize to be sold by broker in a commercially reasonable manner.
01/31 (H) Title Suff Do Pass
Reynolds

HB 843 Landlord-tenant law; revise certain provisions related to the nonpayment of rent.
01/24 (H) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
Johnson (87th)

HB 849 Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets and Digital Accounts Act; create.
01/24 (H) Title Suff Do Pass
Lamar

HB 853 Power of Attorney; revise to authorize parents to delegate for care and custody of a child.
01/31 (H) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
Eubanks

HB1013 Department of Child Protection Services; make technical amendments to provisions of law relating to and give certain powers and duties to.
01/26 (H) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
Dixon

HB1210 Youth Court; require to provide redacted copy of child’s record to child’s parent/guardian upon request of the parent/guardian.
01/30 (H) Title Suff Do Pass
Bennett

HB1211 Youth court prosecutor; require district attorney to appoint and require residency in county where youth court is located.
01/30 (H) Title Suff Do Pass
Bennett

HB1212 % Child Protection Services; authorize to have background check of home residents during emergency placement situation.
01/31 (H) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
Gipson

HB1213 Youth court; authorize to utilize volunteer Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in abuse and neglect cases.
01/31 (H) Title Suff Do Pass
Bell (65th)

HB1366 Domestic abuse protection orders; revise appellate procedure.
01/31 (H) Title Suff Do Pass
Bain

HB1406 Marketable Record Title Act; enact.
01/31 (H) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
Touchstone

SB2063 Appropriation FY2018; pilot programs for legal representation for indigent parents in child abuse cases.
01/05 (S) Referred To Appropriations
Dearing

SB2161 % Constables; revise fees charged by.
01/30 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
Burton

SB2302 % “Ban the box;” facilitate post-incarceration employment opportunities for nonviolent felons.
01/31 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
Barnett

SB2327 Conversion and Domestication; revise.
01/24 (S) Title Suff Do Pass
Tindell

SB2342 Termination of parental rights; technical corrections.
01/24 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
Tindell

SB2350 Business Corporation Act; technical revisions.
01/24 (S) Title Suff Do Pass
Tindell

SB2369 Youth court prosecutor; must be resident of the county and appointed by the DA.
01/26 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
Tindell

SB2388 Domestic abuse protection orders; revise appellate procedure.
01/24 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
Wiggins

SB2427 Code of Judicial Conduct; immunity for members of a special campaign committee.
01/27 (S) Title Suff Do Pass
Hopson

SB2483 Divorce; bona fide separation as a ground for.
01/24 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
Tindell

SB2520 Youth court records; parents have right to redacted copies.
01/24 (S) Title Suff Do Pass
Hill

SB2628 Court reporter; may be hired to record court proceeding.
01/31 (S) Title Suff Do Pass
Branning *

SB2644 Mental illness; revise acquittal and commitment for.
01/26 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
Hopson

SB2673 Guardian ad litem fees; failure to pay enforced as any other civil debt.
01/26 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
Tindell

SB2680 Abused and neglected children; clarify alternative of relative care.
01/31 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
Hill

SB2703 Divorce; domestic violence as a ground for.
01/24 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
Doty

SB2821 Youth court referees; appointed to a 4-year term.
01/31 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
Tindell

SB2842 % Mental health court intervention programs; authorize.
01/31 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
Branning

 

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