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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:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.


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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
April 1, 2014 MS HB 1400 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Conference Report Adopted - Senate (41 - 10)
April 1, 2014 MS HB 1400 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Conference Report Adopted - House (91 - 20)
Feb. 27, 2014 MS SB 2434 Classifies Texting While Driving as Careless Driving Bill Passed - House (91 - 27)
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)
Feb. 13, 2014 MS HB 1400 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House (89 - 22)
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)
Date No. Title Outcome
4/01 HB 1400 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Conference Report Adopted - Senate (41 - 10)
4/01 HB 1400 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Conference Report Adopted - House (91 - 20)
2/27 SB 2434 Classifies Texting While Driving as Careless Driving Bill Passed - House (91 - 27)
2/13 H Amdt 1 Exempts Pregnancies that Result from Rape or Incest from 20 Week Abortion Prohibition Amendment Rejected - House (40 - 73)
2/13 HB 1400 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House (89 - 22)
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)

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