The Mississippi Legislature has agreed to reconvene tomorrow, May 1.
Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and Speaker of the House Phillip Gunn finalized an agreement this week to restart the 2020 Legislative Session at 1 p.m. on Friday, a release from Hosemann’s office said today.
The session had been cut short on March 18 after Gov. Tate Reeves issued a state of emergency related to COVID-19.
It was announced last week the session would resume May 18, and at that time a release from Hosemann’s office said “Hosemann, Gunn and members of the Legislature continue to analyze the impact of the pandemic and federal funds from the CARES Act relief package on the State’s emergency response efforts, healthcare facilities, and wider state budget. Budget analysts and agencies have said all agencies currently have the funds required to meet their immediate financial needs…Legislative leadership is also working on establishing protocol for working within and visiting the Capitol as shelter-in-place restrictions begin to be lifted. Their goal is to allow as much access as possible while prioritizing the health and safety of those in the building.”