Senate posts first bills

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Adam Ganucheau, Mississippi Today

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves presides as the Mississippi Senate began its 2017 session on Jan. 3.

The Mississippi Senate began posting bills over the weekend. Here are several that are noteworthy:

SB 2030 – Allow state employees to take medical leave instead of personal leave if the employee’s dependent is dismissed from school sick, Sen. Gray Tollison, R-Oxford.

SB 2036 – All school board members in the state would be elected, beginning with the 2019 general election, Sen. Kevin Blackwell, R-Southaven.

SB 2041 – Implement across-the-board salary increases for all state employees, Sen. Derrick Simmons, D-Greenville.

SB 2057 – Require governmental entities, public colleges and universities and schools districts to display the current state flag or be subject to penalty, Sen. Joseph Seymour, R-Vancleave.

SB 2081 – Change state flag to “Magnolia Flag” design, Sen. Derrick Simmons, D-Greenville

SB 2085 – Make campaign finance reports available on county and municipal websites, Sen. Angela Hill, R-Picayune.

SB 2086 – Require use of headlights when use of windshield wipers is necessary, Sen. J.P. Wilemon Jr., D-Belmont.

See all the bills introduced at the Legislature website.

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