Snowden Recaps Legislative Session

Mississippi's Speaker Pro Tem and House District 83 Representative says it is great to put another legislative session to rest.

This year's session was not actually scheduled to end until Sunday, but lawmakers were able to wrap things up early and Snowden tells us he is pleased with the new budget and conservative legislation that lawmakers passed. He says it was all done while he served in two positions.

"Well, there was a lot more work, I'll have to say that," Snowden recalls. "Because I was involved in leadership and I was involved in a lot of meetings I hadn't been involved in before."

However, he says despite the heavier workload, it was definitely a fulfilling time for him. There was the immigration bill that passed the House, but did not make it through the Senate.

"They had some different ideas on things," Snowden says. "So, we'll see if that comes forward in future sessions. I don't know, but in the House, we felt good about the bill we passed."

Then there were several abortion bills. Snowden says the most contiguous one being a bill centered around the one and only abortion clinic in Mississippi. It passed the House and Senate.

"That simply says that if you're going to conduct an abortion clinic, you need to have your people conducting procedures have admission privileges with local hospitals," he explains. "So, if there is a problem with a patient, they have the opportunity to treat that patient."

Snowden will continue to travel to Jackson at least once a week to serve as Speaker Pro Tem.


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