The National Federation of Independent Business shared that 100 Mississippi lawmakers achieved a 100% voting record from the NFIB for 2020-2021.
NFIB State Director Dawn McVea made the announcement Monday. He said the total was made up of 30 senators and 70 representatives.
“Our members really appreciate the work these legislators do to support small businesses,” McVea said. “Many of these legislators are small business owners, so they really understand the challenges our members face in these difficult times.”
The NFIB voting record is not a reflection of all the laws that legislators consider. McVea added that it is also not a complete profile of every legislator. Instead, it includes five key votes from both the House and Senate on issues that are vital to small businesses.
In the 2020-2021 session that also included COVID-19 liability protections and tax relief.
Legislation included in this year’s registry included the following:
SB 3049: Return to the Mississippi Business Responsibility Law – Approved to provide protection to businesses from frivolous lawsuits related to COVID-19. Vote “Yes”.
HB 632: All Fuel Act – It prohibits local governments from prohibiting the use of natural gas in homes and businesses. Vote “Yes”.
HB 1139: Expedited Sales Tax – Repeals the law that requires businesses to pay estimated sales tax based on the prior year. Vote “Yes”.
SB 2825: Harvest Permits – Weight limit for harvest permits increases in 2023. “Yes” vote.
SB 3051: Unemployment Insurance Tax – Prohibits a tax increase on a company’s overall experience rating for 2022 and the two subsequent tax years. Vote “Yes”.
SB 2019: Ban the box – Public employers were not allowed to ask about criminal records during the application process. “Without vote.
HB 750: Workers’ Compensation Commission – It would have rejected the exchange of contact information of injured workers with lawyers. Vote “Yes”.