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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
Feb. 11, 2021 MS HB 1030 Requires Paying Student Athletes if Their Likeness is Used in Advertising Bill Passed - House (93 - 19)
Aug. 10, 2020 MS HB 1806 Increases Funding to the Department of Education Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 12)
Aug. 10, 2020 MS HB 1806 Increases Funding to the Department of Education Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 12)
March 12, 2020 MS HB 1200 Prohibits "Free Speech Zones" on College Campuses Bill Passed - House (68 - 52)
Jan. 9, 2020 MS HB 1 Increases State Teacher Pay Bill Passed - House (121 - 1)
March 11, 2019 MS SB 2770 Increases Public School Teacher Salaries Bill Passed - House (112 - 2)
March 25, 2018 MS HB 1593 Appropriates Funds for Educational Television Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 16)
March 3, 2016 MS HB 989 Establishes the Mississippi Achievement School District Bill Passed - House (82 - 38)
March 10, 2015 MS SB 2258 Authorizes Department of Education to Investigate Cheating Allegations Bill Passed - House (65 - 53)
Feb. 11, 2015 MS SB 2695 Establishes Education Scholarship Accounts for Special Needs Students Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 21)
Feb. 11, 2015 MS SB 2161 Establishes College and Career Readiness Standards Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 16)
Feb. 13, 2014 MS SB 2325 Establishes Individualized Education Funds for Certain Individuals Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
Feb. 12, 2014 MS S Amdt 2 Repeals August School Start Date Requirement Amendment Adopted - Senate (31 - 15)
Feb. 11, 2014 MS S Amdt 7 Prohibits Abortion Counseling in Pregnancy Prevention Programs Amendment Rejected - Senate (22 - 23)
Feb. 11, 2014 MS SB 2563 Requires Universities to Develop a Plan of Action for Unplanned Pregnancies Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 11)
Feb. 5, 2014 MS HB 504 Increases Teacher Salaries Bill Passed - House (86 - 26)
April 3, 2013 MS SB 2659 Establishes a Grant for School Resource Officers in Schools Conference Report Adopted - House (80 - 36)
April 2, 2013 MS SB 2199 Requires Appointed Superintendents Conference Report Rejected - House (52 - 66)
Jan. 16, 2013 MS SB 2189 Expands Charter School Authorization Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 17)
April 10, 2012 MS HB 707 Requires Schools to Have a Longer Summer Vacation Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
March 14, 2012 MS HB 638 Authorizes Prayer in Schools Bill Passed - House (93 - 24)
Feb. 22, 2012 MS SB 2401 Establishes Public Charter Schools Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 17)
March 27, 2011 MS SB 3100 Issuance of State Bonds for Improvements in Higher Learning Institutions Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 10)
March 27, 2011 MS SB 3100 Issuance of State Bonds for Improvements in Higher Learning Institutions Conference Report Adopted - House (91 - 27)
March 27, 2010 MS SB 2293 Allowing "Under-Performing" Schools to Become Charter Schools Conference Report Adopted - House (85 - 31)
March 27, 2010 MS SB 2293 Allowing "Under-Performing" Schools to Become Charter Schools Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 11)
Feb. 12, 2009 MS HB 234 Sex Education Pilot Program Bill Passed - House (79 - 40)
Jan. 26, 2009 MS SB 2664 Dual Charter School System Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 11)
Jan. 7, 2009 MS HB 290 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - House (87 - 34)
April 15, 2008 MS SB 2149 Superintendent Removal Procedures Conference Report Adopted - Senate (38 - 14)
April 15, 2008 MS SB 2149 Superintendent Removal Procedures Conference Report Adopted - House (100 - 18)
March 19, 2008 MS SB 2149 Election of School Board Members Bill Passed - House (106 - 14)
Feb. 27, 2008 MS SB 2149 Election of School Board Members Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 15)
Jan. 31, 2008 MS HB 513 Funding for K-12 Education and Related Activities Bill Passed - House (95 - 26)
Feb. 15, 2007 MS HB 247 Cigarette Excise Tax Increase and Food Sales Tax Decrease Bill Passed - House (91 - 27)
Feb. 8, 2007 MS HB 1144 Out-of-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (84 - 33)
March 22, 2006 MS SB 2310 Food and Tobacco Taxes Veto Override Failed - Senate (28 - 22)
Feb. 21, 2006 MS HB 1643 Food and Tobacco Taxes Bill Passed - House (94 - 28)
Feb. 6, 2006 MS SB 2119 School Board Elections, Superintendent Appointments, and Consolidation Issues Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 20)
Feb. 2, 2006 MS SB 2604 Mississippi Adequate Education Program Revisions Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 15)
Feb. 1, 2006 MS SB 2602 Mississippi Education Reform Act Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19)
Jan. 11, 2006 MS SB 2310 Food and Tobacco Taxes Bill Passed - House (90 - 30)
Jan. 6, 2006 MS SB 2310 Food and Tobacco Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 15)
Date No. Title Outcome
2/11 HB 1030 Requires Paying Student Athletes if Their Likeness is Used in Advertising Bill Passed - House (93 - 19)
8/10 HB 1806 Increases Funding to the Department of Education Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 12)
8/10 HB 1806 Increases Funding to the Department of Education Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 12)
3/12 HB 1200 Prohibits "Free Speech Zones" on College Campuses Bill Passed - House (68 - 52)
1/09 HB 1 Increases State Teacher Pay Bill Passed - House (121 - 1)
3/11 SB 2770 Increases Public School Teacher Salaries Bill Passed - House (112 - 2)
3/25 HB 1593 Appropriates Funds for Educational Television Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 16)
3/03 HB 989 Establishes the Mississippi Achievement School District Bill Passed - House (82 - 38)
3/10 SB 2258 Authorizes Department of Education to Investigate Cheating Allegations Bill Passed - House (65 - 53)
2/11 SB 2695 Establishes Education Scholarship Accounts for Special Needs Students Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 21)
2/11 SB 2161 Establishes College and Career Readiness Standards Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 16)
2/13 SB 2325 Establishes Individualized Education Funds for Certain Individuals Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23)
2/12 S Amdt 2 Repeals August School Start Date Requirement Amendment Adopted - Senate (31 - 15)
2/11 S Amdt 7 Prohibits Abortion Counseling in Pregnancy Prevention Programs Amendment Rejected - Senate (22 - 23)
2/11 SB 2563 Requires Universities to Develop a Plan of Action for Unplanned Pregnancies Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 11)
2/05 HB 504 Increases Teacher Salaries Bill Passed - House (86 - 26)
4/03 SB 2659 Establishes a Grant for School Resource Officers in Schools Conference Report Adopted - House (80 - 36)
4/02 SB 2199 Requires Appointed Superintendents Conference Report Rejected - House (52 - 66)
1/16 SB 2189 Expands Charter School Authorization Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 17)
4/10 HB 707 Requires Schools to Have a Longer Summer Vacation Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
3/14 HB 638 Authorizes Prayer in Schools Bill Passed - House (93 - 24)
2/22 SB 2401 Establishes Public Charter Schools Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 17)
3/27 SB 3100 Issuance of State Bonds for Improvements in Higher Learning Institutions Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 10)
3/27 SB 3100 Issuance of State Bonds for Improvements in Higher Learning Institutions Conference Report Adopted - House (91 - 27)
3/27 SB 2293 Allowing "Under-Performing" Schools to Become Charter Schools Conference Report Adopted - House (85 - 31)
3/27 SB 2293 Allowing "Under-Performing" Schools to Become Charter Schools Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 11)
2/12 HB 234 Sex Education Pilot Program Bill Passed - House (79 - 40)
1/26 SB 2664 Dual Charter School System Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 11)
1/07 HB 290 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - House (87 - 34)
4/15 SB 2149 Superintendent Removal Procedures Conference Report Adopted - Senate (38 - 14)
4/15 SB 2149 Superintendent Removal Procedures Conference Report Adopted - House (100 - 18)
3/19 SB 2149 Election of School Board Members Bill Passed - House (106 - 14)
2/27 SB 2149 Election of School Board Members Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 15)
1/31 HB 513 Funding for K-12 Education and Related Activities Bill Passed - House (95 - 26)
2/15 HB 247 Cigarette Excise Tax Increase and Food Sales Tax Decrease Bill Passed - House (91 - 27)
2/08 HB 1144 Out-of-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (84 - 33)
3/22 SB 2310 Food and Tobacco Taxes Veto Override Failed - Senate (28 - 22)
2/21 HB 1643 Food and Tobacco Taxes Bill Passed - House (94 - 28)
2/06 SB 2119 School Board Elections, Superintendent Appointments, and Consolidation Issues Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 20)
2/02 SB 2604 Mississippi Adequate Education Program Revisions Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 15)
2/01 SB 2602 Mississippi Education Reform Act Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19)
1/11 SB 2310 Food and Tobacco Taxes Bill Passed - House (90 - 30)
1/06 SB 2310 Food and Tobacco Taxes Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 15)

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