Recognizing a strong energy policy foundation in Mississippi, the Legislature considered only a short list of energy-specific bills. Among the bills passed were HB 906, authored by House Energy Chairman Angela Cockerham, and HB 1139, authored by House Public Utilities Chairman Jim Beckett. Both bills were passed with approval, input and consultation from Senate Energy Chairman Briggs Hopson.
  • HB 906 extends a law passed in 2013 requiring public and commercial buildings be designed and built to an updated standard promoting energy efficiency (ASHRAE 90.1-2010).
  • HB 1139 modernizes an existing regulatory act defining the relationship between member-owned electric power associations and state utility regulators.