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Legislative Update (1/23/20)

Thursday, January 23, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly Riley
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Most Senate committees have held their organizational meetings and Senate bills are starting to be assigned to committees.  House committee assignments were announced earlier today before legislators wrapped up their work for the week.  Rep. Richard Bennett of Long Beach will chair the House Education Committee again this year.  Rep. Kent McCarty of Hattiesburg will serve as vice-chair of the committee.  Other committee members include representatives:


  1. Manly Barton of Moss Point
  2. Randy Boyd of Mantachie
  3. Charles Busby of Pascagoula
  4. Larry Byrd of Petal
  5. Alyce Clarke of Jackson
  6. Angela Cockerham of Magnolia
  7. Carolyn Crawford of Pass Christian
  8. Sam Creekmore of New Albany
  9. Clay Deweese of Oxford
  10. Stephanie Foster of Raymond
  11. Debra Gibbs of Jackson
  12. Jeffrey Guice of Ocean Springs
  13. Greg Holloway of Hazlehurst
  14. Mac Huddleston of Pontotoc
  15. Timmy Ladner of Poplarville
  16. Vince Mangold of Lincoln County
  17. Jay McKnight of Gulfport
  18. Carl Mickens of Brooksville
  19. Daryl Porter of Summit
  20. Rob Roberson of Starkville
  21. Rufus Straughter of Belzoni
  22. Zakiya Summers of Jackson
  23. Cheikh Taylor of Starkville
  24. Kenneth Walker of Carthage
  25. Jason White of West


Rep. Mac Huddleston of Pontotoc will chair the House Universities and Colleges Committee, with Rep. Donnie Scoggin of Ellisville serving as vice-chair.  As shared previously, Rep. John Read of Gautier remains as chair of House Appropriations.  Rep. Karl Oliver of Winona will serve as vice chair.  Rep. Trey Lamar of Senatobia will chair House Ways & Means, with Rep. Jody Steverson of Ripley serving as vice chair.