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2013 Mississippi Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
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 HB 1009 Authorizes Department of Human Services to Hire Private Contractors Conference Report Adopted - House (62 - 56)
April 2, 2013 MS SB 2199 Requires Appointed Superintendents Conference Report Rejected - House (52 - 66)
March 6, 2013 MS SB 2687 Prohibits Local Government Management of Nutrition Labeling Bill Passed - House (92 - 26)
Feb. 25, 2013 MS HB 844 Exempts Certain Sales Taxes for Agricultural Businesses Bill Passed - House (75 - 43)
Feb. 14, 2013 MS SB 2795 Requires Physicians to Administer Abortion Prescriptions Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 12)
Jan. 16, 2013 MS SB 2189 Expands Charter School Authorization Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 17)

About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

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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