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MSPBA Legislative Update Senate Bill 2709 is Dead

This bill was introduced by Senator Nancy Collins of Tupelo. The bill was assigned to a committee chaired by her and it died in that very committee a very deserving death. This bill would have had adverse effects on the benefits of current and future retirees as well as the system itself, by essentially turning the system’s board of Trustees over to political appointees. 

Senate Bill 2709

  • It would have frozen the 13th check for a period of three (3) years, tied it to the consumer index and capped it at a maximum of three percent going forward after the 3 year freeze. Any member in state service on or after July 1 2013, would not be able to draw a 13th check until they reach age 62.
  • It would have drastically changed the PERS board of trustees by adding seven (7) new members to be appointed by the Governor and Lt. Governor.

A special thanks to all of you who spoke out in opposition of this bill.

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2015 MSPBA Endorsed Candidates

October 15, 2015

This is a list of all of the endorsed candidates that the MSPBA has endorsed in 2015. We would like to congratulate each of these candidates on their endorsements and we hope to work with them into the future to help make the law enforcement profession better for our members. Please show your support for these candidates at the polls.

The Mississippi Police Benevolent Association endorses Lt. Governor Tate Reeves for re-election

September 29, 2015

On September 10th, the Mississippi Police Benevolent Association held a political screening for those candidates running for various elected offices in the state of Mississippi. During the screening, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves demonstrated why his experience and values make him qualified to continue to represent the voters of Mississippi.

The Police Benevolent Foundation is set to aid the family of deceased Meridian Police Officer Luke Castillo

June 17, 2015

The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the Mississippi Division of the Southern States PBA are rallying behind the family of Meridian Police Officer Luke Castillo. Castillo passed away at his home on June 11th.