State Representative Mississippi House District 89
Serving the People of Jones County
House members had a busy week full of committee meetings and hearings. The deadline for the introduction of general bills and constitutional amendments is Monday, February 17
Donnie Scoggin was named as Vice-chairman of the Universities and Colleges Committee last week in the Mississippi Legislature. Scoggin was also named to roles on the Agriculture Committee, Judiciary B, County Affairs and Public Health Committees.
Governor Tate Reeves delivered his first State of the State address on Monday to a joint session of the Mississippi Legislature. He spoke of his plans for education, health care and workforce development. He also announced his plan to close Unit 29 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary, or Parchman. This is a response to the string of killings and other violent incidents in Mississippi prisons.
Weeks of January 6 and 13 On January 7, 2020, the Mississippi State Legislature began the first session of the new four-year term. Per the Constitution of the State of Mississippi, the first session of every term is scheduled to last 125 days, as opposed to 90 days. This is done to accommodate inaugurations, new committee chairmanships and procedural matters like choosing parking spaces and offices. House members took the oath of office on the first day before the election of Speaker of the House and Speaker Pro Tempore.
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Mississippi House District 89 Serving the People of Jones County