Friday, February 17, 2017

SOS gives update on legislative agenda

Secretary of State Hibbit Hosemann issued the following press release. 


Update: 2017 Legislative Agenda of the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office


  1. Election Code Update – Technical updates to the Election Code as well as substantive revisions, such as the implementation of a certified poll manager training program; staggering of election commissioners’ terms; reduction in the number of paper ballots required to be printed and machines to be used; shortening of the timeline for political committees to file statements of organization to forty-eight hours (48) after receiving or spending funds; increasing transparency by requiring filers to itemize payments made to credit card issuers, banks, or online payment portals; and placing sanctions on political committees failing to make required filings with the Secretary of State’s Office.
    • HB 467, sponsored by Rep. Bill Denny, has passed the House and has been transmitted to the Senate.
  2. Vulnerable Adult Amendments to the Mississippi Securities Act – Under the Mississippi Vulnerable Persons Act, investment advisers and broker-dealers must notify the Department of Human Services if they know or suspect a vulnerable person has been or is being abused, neglected, or exploited. This proposed amendment to the Mississippi Securities Act will require investment advisers and broker-dealers to also notify the Secretary of State’s Office, and allow them to notify a designated third party or delay disbursements if they reasonably believe financial exploitation has been attempted or has occurred. This amendment, along with its immunity provisions, will create incentives to encourage firms to report potential financial exploitation as early as possible.
    • SB 2911, sponsored by Sen. Sally Doty, passed the Senate and has been transmitted to the House.
  3. Increasing Security Violation Penalties – Under the Mississippi Securities Act, securities firms are required to reasonably supervise their employees and failure to do so is a violation of the Act. This bill amends the Act to clarify if a firm fails to supervise an employee for more than twelve (12) months or fails to supervise multiple employees these failures result in multiple violations of the Act rather than a single violation.
    • HB 1002, sponsored by Rep. Hank Zuber, passed the House and has been transmitted to the Senate.
    • SB 2423, sponsored by Sen. Joey Fillingane, passed the Senate and has been transmitted to the House.
  4. Public Improvement Districts (PID) Amendments – Amends the Public Improvement District statutes by reducing PID board member terms; removing board members who fail to attend meetings or fail to pay required PID assessment fees; limiting contribution agreements made by counties or municipalities; determining voting interest by the number of tax parcels or acres owned; allowing the county or municipality to dissolve the district, appoint a new board, or take other action; and providing for property to be stricken to the PID if assessments are unpaid and unredeemed at the county tax sale.
    • HB 1308, sponsored by Rep. Jason White, passed the House and has been transmitted to the Senate.
  5. Davis Bayou Land Transfer – Allows the Secretary of State to transfer to the National Park Service the water bottom (approximately 1.08 acres) beneath its pier and boat launch in the Davis Bayou Area of the Gulf Islands National Seashore in Ocean Springs.
    • HB 1225, sponsored by Rep. Casey Eure, passed the House and has been transmitted to the Senate.
  6. Business Law Clean-Up – Amends the Mississippi Business Corporate Act to allow for winding up after a corporation is administratively dissolved and removes the ten (10) year limitation on voting agreements.
    • SB 2350, sponsored by Sen. Sean Tindell, passed the Senate and has been transmitted to the House.
  7. Mississippi Entity Conversion and Domestication Act Clean-Up – Makes technical amendments clarifying documents to be filed with the Secretary of State and removes charitable non-profit corporations from the list of entities eligible to convert.
    • SB 2327, sponsored by Sen. Sean Tindell, passed the Senate and has been transmitted to the House.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

All I got from reading this was blablabla,why not do something useful go after telemarketing company's and identity theft.

Anonymous said...

Very efficient. Didn't the legislative session start about six weeks ago? At least he's not pushing his Democrat early voting plan again.

Anonymous said...

Funny, Dilbert sent this nonsense to an email address I only use for registration of an LLC with his office. Wonder what other government resources he is using to campaign? No wonder he wants everyone to file campaign finance reports electronically!

Anonymous said...

@8:45am

What are you afraid of with early voting? It would give election commissioners and the Secretary of State's office more time to audit voter roles if anything.

But typical knuckle dragging conservative logic to suppress voter turnout.

Anonymous said...

More time to audit voter roles? Get real. Election Commissioners have plenty of time to audit now and they don't.

Anonymous said...

If you registered with the SOS website you got this spam email. This is just a way for this goofy dork to get his "Im running for office in 3 years" name out there. Do some real work you nerd

Anonymous said...

We need internet voting. Then we can let the Russians hack it to determine the winner. LOL.

Count Them Tombstones.. said...

Opposing 'early voting' is now claimed to be a 'suppression of voter turnout'. Wow - that's a wild-assed stretch even for Ricky Cole.

Anonymous said...

Every time eggBaRt gets to feeling ignored he will come off the low diving board with something irrelevant but it gets his name out there.

Anonymous said...

I'm concerned that HB467 language about reducing paper ballots and machines is an attempt at voter suppression .
Long lines deter voting and in this past presidential election some supporters were instructed to show up at the peak voting hours to discourage those voters who might only have before work, lunch and after work to vote.
If we care about democracy, we should encourage voting ( which can obviously be done without compromising eligibility) by making it a faster process.
If there are precincts with more machines and ballots than needed in some locations and less than needed in others, this is not the way to deal with that problem if such a problem exists.

Anonymous said...

Long lines deter voting and in this past presidential election some supporters were instructed to show up at the peak voting hours to discourage those voters who might only have before work, lunch and after work to vote.

Prove it. Or go hit the bowling alley and knock down your fabricated claims there.

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