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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)
Feb. 27, 2014 SB 2434 Classifies Texting While Driving as Careless Driving Bill Passed - House
(91 - 27)
Feb. 13, 2014 H Amdt 1 Exempts Pregnancies that Result from Rape or Incest from 20 Week Abortion Prohibition Amendment Rejected - House
(40 - 73)
Feb. 13, 2014 HB 1400 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House
(89 - 22)
Feb. 5, 2014 HB 504 Increases Teacher Salaries Bill Passed - House
(86 - 26)
Jan. 20, 2014 HB 1400 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks House Co-sponsor
April 3, 2013 SB 2659 Establishes a Grant for School Resource Officers in Schools Conference Report Adopted - House
(80 - 36)
April 2, 2013 HB 1009 Authorizes Department of Human Services to Hire Private Contractors Conference Report Adopted - House
(62 - 56)
April 2, 2013 SB 2199 Requires Appointed Superintendents Conference Report Rejected - House
(52 - 66)
March 6, 2013 SB 2687 Prohibits Local Government Management of Nutrition Labeling Bill Passed - House
(92 - 26)
Feb. 25, 2013 HB 844 Exempts Certain Sales Taxes for Agricultural Businesses Bill Passed - House
(75 - 43)

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

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