New Mississippi Laws Take Effect Next Week

New Mississippi Laws

New Mississippi Laws DUIA host of new Mississippi laws take effect on July 1.  Below are Holcomb Dunbar’s top 15  new laws which includes new seatbelt requirements, microbrew beer sales, and allowing for the operation of golf carts on public roads.

To see the complete list of new laws, resolutions and appropriates from the 2017 Mississippi Legislative Session.

  1. Mississippi Senate Bill 2685

Summary

An Act To Amend Section 63-11-30, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Require Secure, Online Access To Nonadjudication Records For Judges, Clerks And Prosecutors; To Require Dui Defendants To Reveal Prior Dui History When Pleading Guilty; To Amend Section 63-11-37, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Clarify The Duty Of The Trial Court Clerk To Submit Disposition Information In A Timely Fashion; To Amend Section 1, Chapter 457, Laws Of 2016, To Extend The Existence Of The Dui Information-exchange Improvement Advisory Committee For One Year, To Revise The Membership Thereof, And To Require An Additional Annual Report From The Committee; To Amend Section 2, Chapter 457, Laws Of 2016, To Extend The Due Date Of The Report To Be Made By The Mandatory Statewide Offense-reporting System Task Force And To Make Certain Technical Corrections; And For Related Purposes.

  1. Mississippi Senate Bill 2271

Summary

An Act To Amend Section 49-7-5 And 49-7-9, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Exempt Certain Honorably Discharged Veterans With A Combat-related Disability From Certain Hunting And Fishing License Requirements When Participating In A Special Hunt, Fishing Trip Or Other Outdoor Recreational Event That Is Available Only To Such Persons; And For Related Purposes.

  1. Mississippi Senate Bill 2680

Summary

An Act To Amend Section 43-15-13, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Clarify That Relative Care Is A Legal Placement Option For Abused And Neglected Children; To Amend Section 43-15-17, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Conform References To Child Protection Services; To Amend Section 43-21-105, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Enact Definitions In The Youth Court Act Concerning Fictive Kin, Durable Legal Relative Guardianship, And Reasonable Efforts; To Amend Section 43-21-609, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Clarify That Giving Custody To A Relative And Waiving Any Requirement For The Relative To Participate In Foster Parent Training Is Within The Discretion Of The Court And To Create A Durable Legal Relative Guardianship Alternative; To Amend Section 43-21-613, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Conform; To Amend Section 93-5-1, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Clarify The Status Of Spousal Domestic Abuse As A Fault Ground For Divorce; To Amend Section 93-17-303, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Clarify The Right Of Adoptive Parents, Under Certain Circumstances, To Proceed Pro Se In The Matter Of Registration Of A Foreign Adoption; And For Related Purposes.

  1. Mississippi Senate Bill 2273

Summary

An Act To Require The State Board Of Education To Ensure Instruction In Cursive Writing As A Part Of The Basic Elementary Education Curriculum; To Exempt The Mississippi School For The Blind And The Mississippi School For The Deaf From The Provisions Of This Act; And For Related Purposes.

  1. Mississippi House Bill 1046

Summary

An Act To Amend Sections 37-173-1, 37-173-3, 37-173-7 And 37-173-9, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Expand The Eligibility For The Mississippi Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship For Students With Dyslexia Program To Include Students In Grade 1 Through Grade 12; To Amend Section 37-173-15, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Require Local School Districts To Use A Dyslexia Screener From A List Approval By The State Board Of Education; And For Related Purposes.

  1. Mississippi House Bill 1774

Summary

An Act To Authorize The Governing Authorities Of The City Of Pascagoula, Mississippi, To Allow The Operation Of Golf Carts On Certain Public Roads And Streets Within The City; To Require Individuals Operating A Golf Cart To Have A Valid Driver’s License Or Temporary Driver’s Permit; And For Related Purposes.

  1. Mississippi Senate Bill 2724

Summary

And Act To Create Harlie’s Law; To Amend Section 63-2-1, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Require All Passengers Of A Motor Vehicle To Wear Seat Belts Except Those Required To Use A Child Passenger Restraint System; To Amend Section 63-2-7, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Conform The Penalties For Failure To Wear A Properly Fastened Seat Belt; And For Related Purposes.

  1. Mississippi Senate Bill 2017

Summary

An Act To Reenact Sections 73-60-1, 73-60-3, 73-60-7, 73-60-23, 73-60-29 And 73-60-45, Mississippi Code Of 1972, Which Provide For The Licensure Of Home Inspectors By The Mississippi Real Estate Commission; To Amend Section 8, Chapter 442, Laws Of 2013, To Delete The Repealer On Those Sections; And For Related Purposes.

  1. Mississippi Senate Bill 2214

Summary

An Act To Amend Section 73-71-7, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That An Acupuncture Practitioner May Perform Acupuncture On A Patient Only If The Patient Was Evaluated By A Physician, As Appropriate, For The Condition Being Treated Within Six Months Before The Date That Acupuncture Is Performed; To Require The Practitioner To Obtain A Written Statement Signed By The Patient On A Form Prescribed By The State Board Of Medical Licensure Stating That The Patient Has Been Evaluated By A Physician Within The Prescribed Time; To Authorize A Practitioner To Perform Acupuncture On A Patient For Certain Conditions Without An Evaluation From A Physician; To Repeal Section 73-71-9, Mississippi Code Of 1972, Which Provides For Physician Referral To And Supervision Of Acupuncture Practitioners; To Repeal Section 73-71-53, Mississippi Code Of 1972, Which Provides For The Repeal Of The Acupuncture Practice Act; And For Related Purposes.

  1. Mississippi Senate Bill 2610

Summary

An Act To Amend Section 41-29-136, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Clarify The Use Of Cannabidiol In Research Of Treatments For Seizures And Other Medical Conditions; To Amend Section 41-29-113, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Conform Schedule I To The Requirements Of This Act; And For Related Purposes.

  1. Mississippi Senate Bill 2628

Summary

An Act To Amend Section 9-13-32, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Expand The Authority To Cause A Proceeding To Be Recorded Where An Official Court Reporter Is Not Provided; And For Related Purposes.

  1. Mississippi House Bill 996

Summary

An Act To Amend Section 41-29-319, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Authorize Health Care Practitioners To Issue A Standing Order To One Or More Individual Pharmacies That Authorizes The Pharmacy To Dispense An Opioid Antagonist To Certain Persons Without The Person To Whom The Opioid Antagonist Is Dispensed Needing To Have An Individual Prescription; To Augment The List Of First Responders Who Are Authorized To Administer Opioid Antagonists Such As Naloxone To Provide That Before A Pharmacist May Dispense An Opioid Antagonist Under The Authority Of Such A Standing Order, The Pharmacist Must Complete A Training Program Approved By The State Board Of Pharmacy On Opioid Antagonists; To Amend Section 73-21-73, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That The Definition Of The Term “prescription” In The Pharmacy Practice Act Includes Standing Orders Authorized By The Preceding Provision; And For Related Purposes.

  1. Mississippi House Bill 1322

Summary

An Act To Create New Section 67-3-48, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Authorize Small Craft Breweries Located In Mississippi That Produce Not More Than 60,000 Barrels Of Light Wine Or Beer Annually To Sell On The Premises Of The Brewery Light Wine Or Beer Produced At Such Brewery For Consumption On Or Off The Premises Of The Brewery; To Create New Section 67-3-48.1, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Authorize A Small Craft Brewery That Is Acquired By An Entity That Manufactures Light Wine Or Beer That Does Not Fall Within The Definition Of The Term “small Craft Brewery” To Continue To Operate As A Small Craft Brewery Under Certain Circumstances; To Authorize A Small Craft Brewery That Acquires An Entity That Manufactures Light Wine Or Beer That Does Not Fall Within The Definition Of The Term “small Craft Brewery” To Continue To Operate As A Small Craft Brewery Under Certain Circumstances; To Amend Section 67-3-22, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Revise The Beer Production Limits That Apply To Brewpubs And To Authorize Brewpubs To Sell Light Wine Or Beer Produced At The Brewpub For Consumption Off The Premises Of The Brewpub In Certain Containers; To Amend Sections 67-3-3, 67-3-53, 67-3-55 And 67-3-69, Mississippi Code Of 1972, In Conformity Thereto; To Amend Sections 27-71-301, 27-71-307, 27-71-311 And 27-71-331, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Impose An Excise Or Privilege Tax On Light Wine Or Beer Provided By Small Craft Breweries For Retail Sale By Such Breweries And Upon Beer Provided For Tasting Or Sampling; And For Related Purposes.

  1. Mississippi House Bill 453

Summary

An Act To Amend Section 83-11-551, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Extend The Date Of The Repealer On The Statute Requiring An Insurer Paying An Automobile Insurance Claim To Add The Business Repairing The Automobile And The Lienholder As Payees On The Check; And For Related Purposes.

 

And as both Ole Miss and golf fans we’re especially proud of this on.

  1. Mississippi Senate Resolution 7

Summary

A Resolution Commending And Congratulating Ole Miss Sophomore Standout Braden Thornberry For Winning The University’s First-ever 2017 Men’s Ncaa Individual Golf National Championship.

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