This is the fourth week of the 2021 Legislative Session. Members worked diligently in committee meetings, as next Tuesday’s deadline to have House Bills out of committee quickly approaches. Last week, the House announced new protocols, and all committee meetings and sessions were moved online. Despite a few technical difficulties early in the week, the virtual meetings proved to be a success.
After Tuesday, Feb. 2, no additional general bills will be added to the House calendar for consideration. Members will return to meet in person in session on Wednesday, Feb. 3 to discuss the bills that have made it out of their respective committees. 140 bills have made it out of committee thus far, and this number should increase before the deadline.
On Tuesday, Governor Tate Reeves delivered his second State of the State address before a Joint Session of the House and the Senate. He discussed several topics important to Mississippians, including COVID-19, education, workforce development and the economy.