JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Critics had said it was nutty for Mississippi legislators to consider pecan harvesting bills during a year with big issues that required urgent attention — things like responding to the coronavirus pandemic or increasing teacher pay.
Now, the last surviving pecan bill is dead.
The Senate bill became a shell of the original proposal. It was changed to simply create a study committee about pecan harvesting.
The House passed the updated version of the Senate bill on Tuesday — but then then bill was held for the possibility of more debate.
The bill died because House failed to have that second debate before a Friday deadline.