Several new laws are taking effect Sunday in Mississippi. They are listed with bill numbers used during the legislative session.
Several country music artists and songwriters have condemned proposed laws that critics say discriminate against LGBT people, but anyone looking for reaction from the record labels and production companies on Nashville’s Music Row has heard only the sound of silence.
The Mississippi legislative session is drawing nigh to its merciful end. We will soon be subject to a new set of laws — some good, some bad and, this being the Mississippi legislature, some patently stupid, even offensive.
Mississippi legislators are on track to produce dozens of new state laws. And, as in years past, they’re probably creating plenty of work for attorneys.
Changes in Mississippi’s DUI law that are due go into effect on Wednesday are getting mixed reviews from some in the judicial system.
Lowndes County District Attorney Forrest Allgood does not make single moms. He just does his part in making sure they stay single moms.
New Mississippi laws provide pay raises for teachers, require closer monitoring for concussions in school sports and attempt to limit the cost of obtaining public records.
The average medical claim from a motorcycle crash rose by more than one-fifth last year in Michigan after the state stopped requiring all riders to wear helmets, according to an insurance industry study. Across the nation, motorcyclists opposed to mandatory helmet use have been chipping away at state helmet laws for years while crash deaths have been on the rise.
Measures on gay rights and child safety are among the top state laws taking effect at the start of 2013, along with attempts to prevent identity theft and perennial efforts to restrict abortion and illegal immigration.
The process for injured Mississippi workers getting insurance payments will become more restrictive. Dyslexic students will be able to transfer to other public or private schools and have the state pay for it. And AT&T will be relieved of obligations to hook up phone service to certain customers.
Those are among the new Mississippi laws that come into force Sunday, with the start of the state’s 2012-2013 budget year.