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Mississippi Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 1, 2014 HB 1400 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Conference Report Adopted - House
(91 - 20)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2014 SB 2434 Classifies Texting While Driving as Careless Driving Bill Passed - House
(91 - 27)
Nay
Feb. 13, 2014 H Amdt 1 Exempts Pregnancies that Result from Rape or Incest from 20 Week Abortion Prohibition Amendment Rejected - House
(40 - 73)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2014 HB 1400 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House
(89 - 22)
Yea
Feb. 5, 2014 HB 504 Increases Teacher Salaries Bill Passed - House
(86 - 26)
Nay
April 3, 2013 SB 2659 Establishes a Grant for School Resource Officers in Schools Conference Report Adopted - House
(80 - 36)
Yea
April 2, 2013 HB 1009 Authorizes Department of Human Services to Hire Private Contractors Conference Report Adopted - House
(62 - 56)
Nay
April 2, 2013 SB 2199 Requires Appointed Superintendents Conference Report Rejected - House
(52 - 66)
Nay
March 6, 2013 SB 2687 Prohibits Local Government Management of Nutrition Labeling Bill Passed - House
(92 - 26)
Yea
Feb. 25, 2013 HB 844 Exempts Certain Sales Taxes for Agricultural Businesses Bill Passed - House
(75 - 43)
Yea
May 3, 2012 JR 201 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(70 - 50)
Yea
May 1, 2012 HB 211 Authorizes Certian Officials to Hire Their Own Lawyers Conference Report Adopted - House
(63 - 56)
Nay
April 30, 2012 SB 2576 Amends worker's compensation Conference Report Adopted - House
(63 - 56)
Nay
April 26, 2012 HB 921 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(79 - 39)
Yea
April 26, 2012 JR 1 State House Redistricting Joint Resolution Passed - House
(70 - 50)
Nay
April 10, 2012 SB 2771 Expands Penalties for Child Homicide Bill Passed - House
(83 - 34)
Yea
March 15, 2012 HB 790 Regulates Certain Drugs Used for Abortion Bill Passed - House
(78 - 35)
Yea
March 14, 2012 HB 1196 Additional Requirements for Abortion if Fetal Heartbeat Detected Bill Passed - House
(77 - 37)
Yea
March 14, 2012 HB 488 Immigration Enforcement Bill Passed - House
(70 - 47)
Yea
March 14, 2012 HB 638 Authorizes Prayer in Schools Bill Passed - House
(93 - 24)
Yea
March 13, 2012 HB 1390 Establishes Additional Requirements for Physicians who Perform Abortions Bill Passed - House
(80 - 37)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2012 HB 211 Amends the Rules Regarding Hiring Outside Counsel Bill Passed - House
(59 - 56)
Nay
Feb. 13, 2012 HCR 33 Amends the State Budget Process Bill Passed - House
(72 - 48)
Yea

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.

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