Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves published his priorities for the 2015 Legislative session. As the second-highest ranking official in Mississippi and the President of the Senate, the Lieutenant Governor wields significant power in appointing members to Senate committees and setting the legislative agenda.
His initiatives are summarized as follows:
- Eliminating the vehicle inspection sticker.
- Placing public hospital boards under the Open Meetings Act.
- Reforming state contracting laws.
- Expanding physician residency access.
- Improving care for the mentally ill.
- Ensuring high academic standards for Mississippi students.
- Spending more on education based on effective district management.
- Providing school choice for special needs children.
- Reducing concealed carry permit fees.
- Recognizing military training for firearm permits.
Further explanation can be found on the Lieutenant Governor’s website. Like all state-wide offices, Mr. Reeves is up for re-election in 2015.
For more information:
- SB 2519: Repeal Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Law
- SB 2352: Open Meetings Act; revise definitions
- SB 2489: Open Meetings Act; revise definitions
- SB 2153: Income taxation; authorize a credit for certain physicians who train residents in certain accredited residency programs
- SB 2161: Common Core National Education Standards: SBE shall develop and implement new curriculum and assessment standards
- SB 2249: Mississippi Commission on College and Career Readiness; establish to recommend new standards to replace Common Core
- SB 2468: Common Core educational standards; parents can opt-out
- SB 2695: Create “Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs” program to establish ESAs for certain students
- SB 2394: Concealed weapons law; decrease certain fees for licensees
- SB 2226: Concealed-carry permit; revise fees