Mississippi legislators wrapping up work for three-month session
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi legislators are wrapping up three months of work. They are set to end their 2021 regular session on Thursday.
Republican Gov. Tate Reeves will decide whether to sign or veto dozens of bills that the House and Senate passed. One would is designed to protect pregnant inmates by banning certain types of restraints.
Another bill authorizes new specialty license plates. One with the new state flag would replace a “Stennis flag” car tag that’s been sold since 2019. Another bill would set criminal penalties for sharing intimate photos without permission – sometimes called “revenge porn.”