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Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
June 30, 2020 MS SB 2123 Establishes the "Mississippi Correctional Safety and Rehabilitation Act" Conference Report Adopted - Senate (25 - 17)
June 26, 2020 MS SB 3051 Establishes Special Provisions for Unemployment Compensation Due to COVID-19 Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 3)
June 24, 2020 MS SB 3046 Establishes COVID-19 Broadband Grant Programs Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 2)
June 17, 2020 MS HB 1087 Rescinds the Prohibition on Alcohol Possession Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 11)
June 17, 2020 MS HB 1295 Prohibits Abortions for Reasons of Race, Sex, or Genetic Abnormality Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 11)
June 16, 2020 MS SB 2112 Prohibits Public Employers from Requiring Applicants to Disclose Felony Convictions on Application Bill Passed - House (97 - 21)
March 18, 2020 MS HB 1647 Authorizes Local Governments and School Districts to Grant Administrative Leave with Pay In Case of Emergency Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 0)
March 12, 2020 MS HB 1200 Prohibits "Free Speech Zones" on College Campuses Bill Passed - House (68 - 52)
March 12, 2020 MS HB 1295 Prohibits Abortions for Reasons of Race, Sex, or Genetic Abnormality Bill Passed - House (79 - 33)
March 11, 2020 MS SB 2459 Establishes Legal Definition for Criminal Gang Activity Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 15)
March 11, 2020 MS SB 2459 Establishes Legal Definition for Criminal Gang Activity Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 15)
March 9, 2020 MS SB 2112 Prohibits Public Employers from Requiring Applicants to Disclose Felony Convictions on Application Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 17)
March 19, 2019 MS SB 2901 Amends Landowner Liability Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 20)
March 13, 2019 MS HB 1352 Amends Criminal Justice Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 2)
March 6, 2019 MS HB 761 Prohibits Contracts with Businesses That Boycott Israel Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 8)
Feb. 7, 2019 MS SB 2901 Amends Landowner Liability Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
March 7, 2018 MS HB 1083 Authorizes Concealed Carry on Public Property Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 18)
March 1, 2018 MS HB 1479 Amends Bail License Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 10)
Feb. 7, 2018 MS HB 1083 Authorizes Concealed Carry on Public Property Bill Passed - House (80 - 29)
March 28, 2017 MS HB 638 Authorizes Alternative Methods of Execution Conference Report Adopted - Senate (41 - 10)
March 26, 2017 MS HB 638 Authorizes Alternative Methods of Execution Conference Report Adopted - House (78 - 43)
March 2, 2017 MS HB 638 Authorizes Alternative Methods of Execution Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 13)
Feb. 8, 2017 MS HB 638 Authorizes Alternative Methods of Execution Bill Passed - House (74 - 44)
Feb. 6, 2017 MS HB 645 Classifies Killing of First Responders as First-Degree Murder Bill Passed - House (85 - 31)
Feb. 6, 2017 MS HB 645 Classifies Killing of First Responders as First-Degree Murder Bill Passed - House (85 - 31)
Jan. 26, 2017 MS SB 2469 Classifies the Targeting of Law Enforcement as a Hate Crime Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 13)
Jan. 26, 2017 MS SB 2469 Classifies the Targeting of Law Enforcement as a Hate Crime Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 13)
March 25, 2016 MS SB 2237 Establishes Identity Protections for Execution Teams Bill Passed - House (79 - 40)
March 3, 2016 MS SB 2306 Prohibits Establishment of Sanctuary Cities Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 14)
March 1, 2016 MS SB 2237 Establishes Identity Protections for Execution Teams Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 18)
March 1, 2016 MS HB 738 Amends Attorney General Hiring and Filing Oversight Processes Bill Passed - House (61 - 60)
Feb. 29, 2016 MS HB 782 Prohibits Enforcement of Certain Law Relating to Firearms Bill Passed - House (75 - 46)
Feb. 17, 2016 MS HB 786 Authorizes Designated Individuals to Carry Firearms in Church Bill Passed - House (85 - 33)
Feb. 16, 2016 MS HB 578 Establishes Civil and Criminal Immunity for Individuals who Report Suspicious Terrorist Activity Bill Passed - House (89 - 30)
March 31, 2015 MS SB 2804 Authorizes Dismissal of Department of Corrections Employees Conference Report Adopted - House (62 - 58)
Feb. 12, 2015 MS HB 1338 Authorizes Lawsuits for "Wrongful Death" of a Fetus Bill Passed - House (78 - 37)
Feb. 13, 2014 MS H Amdt 1 Exempts Pregnancies that Result from Rape or Incest from 20 Week Abortion Prohibition Amendment Rejected - House (40 - 73)
April 3, 2013 MS SB 2659 Establishes a Grant for School Resource Officers in Schools Conference Report Adopted - House (80 - 36)
April 26, 2012 MS HB 921 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 39)
April 10, 2012 MS SB 2771 Expands Penalties for Child Homicide Bill Passed - House (83 - 34)
April 10, 2012 MS HB 921 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 14)
March 14, 2012 MS HB 488 Immigration Enforcement Bill Passed - House (70 - 47)
Feb. 11, 2009 MS HB 1533 Election Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (78 - 44)
Feb. 4, 2009 MS SB 2548 Identification Requirements to Vote Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
May 22, 2008 MS SB 2004 Voter Identification Requirement Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
March 31, 2008 MS HB 1089 Legalizing Deer Baiting Concurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 51)
March 27, 2008 MS HB 520 Reporting Sexual Activity of Minors Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 41)
March 19, 2008 MS HB 1089 Legalizing Deer Baiting Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
March 19, 2008 MS SB 2264 Authorizing Wire-tapping Out of State Bill Passed - House (97 - 21)
March 5, 2008 MS SB 2988 Prohibiting Employment of Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (112 - 8)
Feb. 27, 2008 MS SB 2206 Radar Speed Detection Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
Feb. 25, 2008 MS HB 729 Parole Eligibility for Non-Violent Offenders Bill Passed - House (69 - 52)
Feb. 25, 2008 MS HB 729 Parole Eligibility for Non-Violent Offenders Bill Passed - House (69 - 52)
Feb. 21, 2008 MS HB 1089 Legalizing Deer Baiting Bill Passed - House (74 - 47)
Feb. 21, 2008 MS SB 2468 Voter Identification Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 18)
Feb. 7, 2007 MS SB 2617 Voter Identification Requirement Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 15)
March 8, 2006 MS SB 2511 Parole Eligibility for First-Time Nonviolent Offenders Under Twenty-Five Bill Passed - House (67 - 51)
March 8, 2006 MS SB 2511 Parole Eligibility for First-Time Nonviolent Offenders Under Twenty-Five Bill Passed - House (67 - 51)
March 8, 2006 MS HB 1089 Wildlife Feeding Regulation Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 12)
Feb. 7, 2006 MS HB 300 - Amendment 1 Marriage Counseling Requirement Amendment Rejected - House (45 - 74)
Feb. 7, 2006 MS HB 1090 Juvenile Sentencing Bill Passed - House (74 - 48)
Feb. 7, 2006 MS HB 1090 Juvenile Sentencing Bill Passed - House (74 - 48)
Feb. 7, 2006 MS SB 2511 Parole Eligibility for First-Time Nonviolent Offenders Under Twenty-Five Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
Feb. 7, 2006 MS SB 2511 Parole Eligibility for First-Time Nonviolent Offenders Under Twenty-Five Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
Feb. 3, 2006 MS HB 1089 Deer Baiting Bill Passed - House (63 - 46)
Jan. 27, 2006 MS HB 409 Seat Belt Law Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 4)
Jan. 27, 2006 MS HB 409 Seat Belt Law Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 4)
Jan. 12, 2006 MS HB 409 Seat Belt Law Bill Passed - House (95 - 25)
Jan. 12, 2006 MS HB 409 Seat Belt Law Bill Passed - House (95 - 25)
Date No. Title Outcome
6/30 SB 2123 Establishes the "Mississippi Correctional Safety and Rehabilitation Act" Conference Report Adopted - Senate (25 - 17)
6/26 SB 3051 Establishes Special Provisions for Unemployment Compensation Due to COVID-19 Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 3)
6/24 SB 3046 Establishes COVID-19 Broadband Grant Programs Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 2)
6/17 HB 1087 Rescinds the Prohibition on Alcohol Possession Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 11)
6/17 HB 1295 Prohibits Abortions for Reasons of Race, Sex, or Genetic Abnormality Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 11)
6/16 SB 2112 Prohibits Public Employers from Requiring Applicants to Disclose Felony Convictions on Application Bill Passed - House (97 - 21)
3/18 HB 1647 Authorizes Local Governments and School Districts to Grant Administrative Leave with Pay In Case of Emergency Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 0)
3/12 HB 1200 Prohibits "Free Speech Zones" on College Campuses Bill Passed - House (68 - 52)
3/12 HB 1295 Prohibits Abortions for Reasons of Race, Sex, or Genetic Abnormality Bill Passed - House (79 - 33)
3/11 SB 2459 Establishes Legal Definition for Criminal Gang Activity Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 15)
3/11 SB 2459 Establishes Legal Definition for Criminal Gang Activity Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 15)
3/09 SB 2112 Prohibits Public Employers from Requiring Applicants to Disclose Felony Convictions on Application Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 17)
3/19 SB 2901 Amends Landowner Liability Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 20)
3/13 HB 1352 Amends Criminal Justice Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 2)
3/06 HB 761 Prohibits Contracts with Businesses That Boycott Israel Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 8)
2/07 SB 2901 Amends Landowner Liability Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
3/07 HB 1083 Authorizes Concealed Carry on Public Property Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 18)
3/01 HB 1479 Amends Bail License Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 10)
2/07 HB 1083 Authorizes Concealed Carry on Public Property Bill Passed - House (80 - 29)
3/28 HB 638 Authorizes Alternative Methods of Execution Conference Report Adopted - Senate (41 - 10)
3/26 HB 638 Authorizes Alternative Methods of Execution Conference Report Adopted - House (78 - 43)
3/02 HB 638 Authorizes Alternative Methods of Execution Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 13)
2/08 HB 638 Authorizes Alternative Methods of Execution Bill Passed - House (74 - 44)
2/06 HB 645 Classifies Killing of First Responders as First-Degree Murder Bill Passed - House (85 - 31)
2/06 HB 645 Classifies Killing of First Responders as First-Degree Murder Bill Passed - House (85 - 31)
1/26 SB 2469 Classifies the Targeting of Law Enforcement as a Hate Crime Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 13)
1/26 SB 2469 Classifies the Targeting of Law Enforcement as a Hate Crime Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 13)
3/25 SB 2237 Establishes Identity Protections for Execution Teams Bill Passed - House (79 - 40)
3/03 SB 2306 Prohibits Establishment of Sanctuary Cities Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 14)
3/01 SB 2237 Establishes Identity Protections for Execution Teams Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 18)
3/01 HB 738 Amends Attorney General Hiring and Filing Oversight Processes Bill Passed - House (61 - 60)
2/29 HB 782 Prohibits Enforcement of Certain Law Relating to Firearms Bill Passed - House (75 - 46)
2/17 HB 786 Authorizes Designated Individuals to Carry Firearms in Church Bill Passed - House (85 - 33)
2/16 HB 578 Establishes Civil and Criminal Immunity for Individuals who Report Suspicious Terrorist Activity Bill Passed - House (89 - 30)
3/31 SB 2804 Authorizes Dismissal of Department of Corrections Employees Conference Report Adopted - House (62 - 58)
2/12 HB 1338 Authorizes Lawsuits for "Wrongful Death" of a Fetus Bill Passed - House (78 - 37)
2/13 H Amdt 1 Exempts Pregnancies that Result from Rape or Incest from 20 Week Abortion Prohibition Amendment Rejected - House (40 - 73)
4/03 SB 2659 Establishes a Grant for School Resource Officers in Schools Conference Report Adopted - House (80 - 36)
4/26 HB 921 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 39)
4/10 SB 2771 Expands Penalties for Child Homicide Bill Passed - House (83 - 34)
4/10 HB 921 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 14)
3/14 HB 488 Immigration Enforcement Bill Passed - House (70 - 47)
2/11 HB 1533 Election Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (78 - 44)
2/04 SB 2548 Identification Requirements to Vote Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
5/22 SB 2004 Voter Identification Requirement Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
3/31 HB 1089 Legalizing Deer Baiting Concurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 51)
3/27 HB 520 Reporting Sexual Activity of Minors Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 41)
3/19 HB 1089 Legalizing Deer Baiting Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
3/19 SB 2264 Authorizing Wire-tapping Out of State Bill Passed - House (97 - 21)
3/05 SB 2988 Prohibiting Employment of Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (112 - 8)
2/27 SB 2206 Radar Speed Detection Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 19)
2/25 HB 729 Parole Eligibility for Non-Violent Offenders Bill Passed - House (69 - 52)
2/25 HB 729 Parole Eligibility for Non-Violent Offenders Bill Passed - House (69 - 52)
2/21 HB 1089 Legalizing Deer Baiting Bill Passed - House (74 - 47)
2/21 SB 2468 Voter Identification Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 18)
2/07 SB 2617 Voter Identification Requirement Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 15)
3/08 SB 2511 Parole Eligibility for First-Time Nonviolent Offenders Under Twenty-Five Bill Passed - House (67 - 51)
3/08 SB 2511 Parole Eligibility for First-Time Nonviolent Offenders Under Twenty-Five Bill Passed - House (67 - 51)
3/08 HB 1089 Wildlife Feeding Regulation Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 12)
2/07 HB 300 - Amendment 1 Marriage Counseling Requirement Amendment Rejected - House (45 - 74)
2/07 HB 1090 Juvenile Sentencing Bill Passed - House (74 - 48)
2/07 HB 1090 Juvenile Sentencing Bill Passed - House (74 - 48)
2/07 SB 2511 Parole Eligibility for First-Time Nonviolent Offenders Under Twenty-Five Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
2/07 SB 2511 Parole Eligibility for First-Time Nonviolent Offenders Under Twenty-Five Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
2/03 HB 1089 Deer Baiting Bill Passed - House (63 - 46)
1/27 HB 409 Seat Belt Law Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 4)
1/27 HB 409 Seat Belt Law Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 4)
1/12 HB 409 Seat Belt Law Bill Passed - House (95 - 25)
1/12 HB 409 Seat Belt Law Bill Passed - House (95 - 25)

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