Key Votes

2012 Mississippi Key Votes

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4/30 MS SB 2576 Amends worker's compensation Conference Report Adopted - Senate (31 - 15) 5/02 MS HB 211 Authorizes Certian Officials to Hire Their Own Lawyers Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 18) 4/30 MS SB 2576 Amends worker's compensation Conference Report Adopted - House (63 - 56) 5/01 MS HB 211 Authorizes Certian Officials to Hire Their Own Lawyers Conference Report Adopted - House (63 - 56) 4/26 MS HB 921 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 39) 4/10 MS HB 921 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 14) 4/10 MS SB 2771 Expands Penalties for Child Homicide Bill Passed - House (83 - 34) 4/10 MS HB 707 Requires Schools to Have a Longer Summer Vacation Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21) 5/02 MS JR 1 State House Redistricting Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (38 - 14) 5/03 MS JR 201 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House (70 - 50) 2/15 MS HCR 33 Amends the State Budget Process Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 16) 3/14 MS HB 638 Authorizes Prayer in Schools Bill Passed - House (93 - 24) 3/14 MS HB 488 Immigration Enforcement Bill Passed - House (70 - 47) 2/13 MS HCR 33 Amends the State Budget Process Bill Passed - House (72 - 48) 5/02 MS JR 201 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 5) 4/26 MS JR 1 State House Redistricting Joint Resolution Passed - House (70 - 50) 3/14 MS HB 1196 Additional Requirements for Abortion if Fetal Heartbeat Detected Bill Passed - House (77 - 37) 2/22 MS SB 2401 Establishes Public Charter Schools Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 17) 2/15 MS HB 211 Amends the Rules Regarding Hiring Outside Counsel Bill Passed - House (59 - 56) 3/13 MS HB 1390 Establishes Additional Requirements for Physicians who Perform Abortions Bill Passed - House (80 - 37) 3/15 MS HB 790 Regulates Certain Drugs Used for Abortion Bill Passed - House (78 - 35) 3/14 MS SB 2576 Amends Worker's Compensation Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 13)

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). 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

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.