House Bill 1104
Created new authority for the Occupational Licensing Review Commission to review existing regulations to determine compliance with state policy.
Representative Jerry Turner: “The greatest challenge in right sizing government is haltering regulations to insure fluid and efficient operation. The Occupational Licensing Review Commission (OLRC), must have the authority to censor regulations to avoid over-regulating. Removing undue regulation will contribute to the spirit of free enterprise, and a government of the people.”
House Bill 1263
Provides for recognition of out-of-state occupational licenses for licensees moving to Mississippi.
Representative Becky Currie: “I am so proud that we passed House Bill 1263 to help cut the red tape of getting a license and being able to work in Mississippi. This goes hand in hand with the Secretary of State’s Tackle the Tape initiative. For too long, state agencies have made rules that made it difficult for people to work in Mississippi because they did not want the competition moving in. We want people to move here and raise their families. We have a wonderful state, and I want to join Secretary Michael Watson in his efforts of tackling the tape across the Magnolia state!”
Senate Bill 2626
Amends the Mississippi Business Corporation Act to allow corporations to hold annual or special shareholder meetings remotely. Removing the in-person restriction.
Senator Chris Caughman: “I am proud we passed Senate Bill 2626, which allows corporations the option to hold annual or shareholder meetings remotely. Anytime we pass legislation that creates efficiency and reduces expenses, it is a good day! Thanks to Michael Watson and the Secretary of State Office’s support of this bill and also for the work on “tackling the tape” in Mississippi.”