Report To The People

House Passes Bill To Waive College Tuition For Children Of Veterans Killed In Action

By Tommy Reynolds

This last week, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 728, which would require foreign or imported catfish to be labeled as foreign or imported, and this information would be required to be included, not only on the foreign or imported catfish sold in stores, but also on menus as well. This is an attempt to have truth in labeling of our catfish, and as a recognition that catfish is a very important crop for our State.

The House of Representatives passed House Bill 1136, to attempt to address the serious problem our state faces of the theft of copper, as the price of this metal has risen dramatically. The Bill, which would increase the amount of information businesses must collect on sellers of copper and certain other materials, requires the recycler to hold the metals for up to five days and prohibits cash payment for these metals. The Bill makes thefts of metal, or receiving stolen metal valued at more than $5,000, a felony, authorizes imprisonment for these thefts, and requires restitution for damages caused by the stealing of the property. There has been a great concern regarding thievery of metal in industrial and farm buildings.

The House of Representatives passed House Bill 664, to waive university and college tuition for children of veterans who were killed in the line of duty. This Bill attempts to recognize the great debt that all of us owe to our veterans.

The House of Representatives passed House Bill 741, which includes cyber stalking as warrantless arrest offense, meaning someone can be arrested for probable cause on this offense.

The House of Representatives passed House Bill 1023, which requires a statewide health data registry, with information to be provided by hospitals about the types of illnesses they have treated. The information would be compiled by the State Department of Health. Only one other state lacks such a statewide health data registry, and this would make Mississippi in conformity with the rest of the nation in this category.

If I can be of any assistance to you please call on me. My phone number in Jackson during the session is (601) 359-3369. The phone number in my Charleston office is (662) 647-3203, and my home number is (662) 473-2571. I can also be contacted in writing at my local office address P. O. Drawer 220, Charleston, Mississippi 38921.

If I can be of any assistance to you please call on me. My phone number in Jackson during the session is (601) 359-3365. The phone number in my Charleston office is (662) 647-3203, and my residence phone number is (662) 473-2571. I can also be contacted by writing me at my home address of 15 CR 429, Water Valley, MS 38965, or at my office address of P.O. Box 220, Charleston, MS 38921.

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