JACKSON, Miss. (AP, abc24.com) - A Mississippi House chairman has abandoned his effort to revive immigration-enforcement provisions that a Senate chairman killed earlier this week.
The issue now appears to be dead this legislative session.
House Judiciary B Committee Chairman Andy Gipson says he intends to hold hearings this summer about immigration enforcement.
However, Gipson told the House on Thursday that after consulting with legislative staff attorneys, he determined he might not be successful in putting the provisions into Senate Bill 2549, which deals with the sale of counterfeit goods.
The House has strict rules against adding subjects to unrelated bills in the midst of a session.
The immigration enforcement bill, House Bill 488, died Tuesday when a Senate chairman chose not to bring it up for a vote.