Rep. Sonya Williams Barnes shares highlights from Week 3 of the 2020 Legislative Session.
I am excited to share with you the legislative committees Speaker Gunn has appointed me to for this coming term.
Banking and Financial Services
Ports Harbors Airports
I am thrilled to remain on a few committees in which I have served on for several years such as Ports Harbors and Airports, Marine Resources, Gaming and Tourism. I am also looking forward to some brand new committees I have been assigned to, Banking and Judicial B.
Although I am not on the Education Committee at this time, I assure you I will remain a STRONG ADVOCATE for public education. I plan to influence good education policy to ensure our public schools, public school teachers and students are placed first.
Legislators will now begin meeting in our respective committees. The deadline for the introduction of general bills and constitutional amendments is later in the session, and after this deadline passes, committees will meet more often.
Because of the recent outbreak of prison violence across the state, some legislators have begun to focus on our corrections system. As you may know I along with a few House members of the Democratic Caucus visited Parchman and we have committed to continue to work on this issue until there is a resolve. Some lawmakers, families of those housed by MDOC and visitors also attended a prison reform rally held on the Capitol grounds this past
Visitors at the Capitol this week included the Mississippi Nurses Association, gifted K-12 students from around the state, the Junior League of Jackson and the Mississippi Tourism. Also, Community Health Centers from across the state met with legislators to share the concerns and challenges they face.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
REP. SONYA WILLIAMS BARNES
HOUSE DISTRICT 119