Senate kills bill to regulate attorney general powers
A Mississippi Senate committee is killing a bill to limit the powers of the Democratic attorney general.
Judiciary A committee members set aside House Bill 555 today. Committee Chairman Sean Tindell, a Gulfport Republican, says it’s pretty much dead for the 2017 session.
The bill would require the attorney general to receive permission from a three member board before filing any lawsuit that might have at least a $250,000 award. Board members would be the governor, lieutenant governor, and secretary of state.
Currently that would force the lone Democrat in statewide office to seek permission from Republicans.