On Tuesday, March 17, the Mississippi House of Representatives suspended the legislative session until April 1 at 2 p.m., or a date mutually agreed upon by Speaker of the House Philip Gunn and Lt.
The ninth week of the 2020 legislative session proved to be the busiest one yet. Committee meetings to discuss House bills wrapped up early in the week because of Tuesday’s general bill deadline. After Tuesday, all general bills that were not passed out of committee died.
We just passed the seventh week of the session, and we are in the crunch of getting bills out of committee so that they can be considered by the full House. The deadline for getting measures out of committee is Tuesday, March 3. Those who don’t make it will die for the session.
We opened last week with the Governor’s State of the State Address on Monday. I was pleased to hear Governor Reeves announce plans to close Parchman’s Unit 29 and that reopening the Walnut Grove facility is on the table.
House members received our committee assignments last week, and I am pleased to report that I will be serving on committees that can make a real difference for our district and the state.