On April 20, 2022, Mississippi became the last state in the nation to enact an equal pay law, when Governor Tate Reeves signed the Mississippi Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (“Mississippi Act” or “the Act”).1
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Mississippi Pay Equity Bill Crosses Finish Line
Mississippi Governor, Tate Reeves, had three options. He could have vetoed the state’s pending pay equity bill. He did not.
He could have let it come into effect without action. He passed on this path too.
Instead, on April 20, Governor Reeves signed the bill into law. And now every
Mississippi Poised to Enact Pay Equity Law
Mississippi is the only state in the country without an equal pay law. That may change soon.
On March 30, 2022, the Mississippi House and Senate both passed HB 770. The bill (1) requires employers to pay employees without regard to sex and (2) encourages equal pay for equal work.
Mississippi Legalizes Medical Cannabis
On February 2, 2022, Mississippi became the latest state to create a medical marijuana law. The Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act (MMCA) became effective immediately upon Governor Tate Reeves’s signature. Prior to enacting the MMCA, Mississippi allowed only the limited use of cannabidiol (CBD) oil, under Harper Grace’s Law. Miss.
Mississippi Approves Medical Marijuana: What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been
Rarely are we able to combine the Grateful Dead and Mississippi in the same sentence, but the band once said, what a long strange trip it’s been.
Mississippi Enacts Medical Marijuana Law
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed legislation legalizing medical cannabis on February 2, 2022. Known as the “Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act”, the law permits the use of medical cannabis to treat certain debilitating medical conditions including cancer, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, muscular dystrophy, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, ALS, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, sickle-cell
Loss Of Congressional District Dooms Mississippi’s Medical Marijuana Initiative
The Mississippi Supreme Court held on May 14, 2021 that a citizen initiative to legalize medical marijuana violated the Mississippi Constitution. The decision turned on the loss of a congressional district due to the 2000 Census. Butler v. Watson, Case No. 2020-IA-01199-SCT (May 14, 2021).
The Mississippi Constitution allows
Mississippi Student-Athletes Name, Image, and Likeness Law Awaits Governor’s Signature
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is expected to make Mississippi the seventh state to enact name, image, and likeness (NIL) legislation.
When signed, the Mississippi Intercollegiate Athletics Compensation Rights Act will allow Mississippi student-athletes to earn endorsement compensation from the use of their name, image, and likeness and authorize their hiring
Mississippi House, Senate move to eliminate June 25 advanced sales, use and payroll tax payments
Years ago the Mississippi Legislature “borrowed” certain sales, use and payroll tax collections from a subsequent fiscal year to close a then-current year budget gap.
Mississippi Should Follow New Federal Treatment of PPP Deductions
When Congress recently passed Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, it explicitly reversed the IRS’s earlier position that expenses paid with non-taxable forgiven PPP loan proceeds could not be deducted.
Mississippi Governor Proposes Elimination of Individual Income Tax
In a Monday press conference on Facebook Live, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves laid out an ambitious plan to eliminate the state’s individual income tax in the upcoming legislative session starting in January.
Mississippi Expands Concealed Carry Rights for Gun Permit Holders with Extra Training
The Mississippi concealed firearms law has been amended to allow licensed gun owners who have â€œadditionalâ€ training to carry concealed firearms in certain locations previously prohibited by law. These locations include courthouses, polling places, government meetings, any school, college or professional athletic event, bars and restaurants that serve alcohol, any elementary or secondary school facility, any junior college, community college, college or university facility, inside the passenger terminal of any airport, and in any church or other place of worship. The amendment is to Mississippi Code Section 97-37-1, the law making it a crime to carry a conceal weapon, including a pistol or revolver, â€œexcept as otherwise provided in [Mississippi Code] Section 45-9-101.â€