Universities and Colleges

2019 Regular Session

Universities and Colleges

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 1247
Good Policy
Community college districts boards of trustees; remove requirement for automatic appointment of county superintendent of education to serve on. Alive
Analysis: This bill allows for another person to be assigned or for the county superintendent of education to decline to serve on the community college districts boards of trustees.
HB 1531
Neutral
IHL construction projects; remove oversight of Bureau of Buildings and Public Prourement Review Board. Dead
Analysis: This bill streamlines regulations by removing state college construction projects from review by the Procurement Review Board and instead allows for the Board of Trustees for Institutions of Higher Learning to self administer subject to an agreement from the Department of Finance and Administration.
SB 2047
Not Rated
IHL; must allocate funding for nonresident students to student financial aid programs. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2049
Good Policy
College tuition; spouses and children of U.S. Armed Forces members may keep in-state residency classification throughout enrollment. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2053
Good Policy
Institutions of higher learning/community colleges; require the award of educational credits for military training or service. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2061
Not Rated
SREB contract program; students who graduate from out-of-state optometry colleges not required to practice in Mississippi. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2329
Not Rated
Mississippi Higher Education Grant Program for Single Mothers; establish. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2410
Not Rated
Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation; enhance regulatory authority. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2495
Not Rated
Protection of free speech and association at public universities; withhold state funds for unconstitutional policy. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2617
Not Rated
Career and Technical Education Grant program; establish to provide financial aid to community/junior college students. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2633
Not Rated
Mississippi Higher Education Grant Program for Single Mothers; establish. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2732
Good Policy
Student Financial Aid; repeal discontinued grant and forgivable loan programs. Dead
Analysis: This bill repeals tax payer funded grants. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on education.
SB 2736
Neutral
Student financial aid; require FAFSA for MTAG and MESG applications. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2737
Good Policy
Proprietary schools; revise provisions related to surety bonds and permits. Alive
Analysis: This bill states that first priority for the use of surety bonds shall be given to students impacted by the closing of the proprietary school. Also, the bond can be used for administrative costs incurred by the Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration.
SB 2749
Good Policy
State Board for Community and Junior Colleges; revise the qualifications for board members. Alive
Analysis: This bill removes being employed in the field of education as a disqualification for serving on the board.
SB 2804
Not Rated
Student financial aid; revise. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2867
Neutral
University construction projects; authorize IHL Board to administer. Alive
Analysis: This bill streamlines regulations by removing state college construction projects from review by the Procurement Review Board and instead allows for the Board of Trustees for Institutions of Higher Learning to self administer subject to an agreement from the Department of Finance and Administration.
SB 2908
Not Rated
Higher Education Legislative Plan; align core curriculum with IHL College Preparatory Curriculum and allow partial grants. Dead
Analysis:
SN 48
Yvonne Carol (Dolly) Marascalco, Grenada, Mississippi, Mississippi Community College Board as the representative from the 2nd Congressional District, six year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2025. Alive
Analysis:
SN 56
Fredie Videt Carmichael, Sr., Meridian, Mississippi, Mississippi Community College Board as the 3rd Congressional District representative, term beginning May 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2024. Alive
Analysis:
SN 70
Not Rated
Dr. Peggy Dianne (Dianne) Watson, Wesson, Mississippi, Mississippi Community College Board as a 3rd Congressional District representative, six year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2025. Alive
Analysis:
SN 89
Neutral
Henry B. (Bubba) Hudspeth, Louisville, Mississippi, Mississippi Community College Board as a 3rd Congressional District representative, six year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2025. Alive
Analysis:
SN 111
Jason Keith Branning, Madison, Mississippi, College Savings Plan of Mississippi as a 3rd Congressional District representative, five year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2024. Alive
Analysis:
SN 124
Neutral
Leonard Hugh (Len) Blanton, Tupelo, Mississippi, College Savings Plan of Mississippi as the 1st Congressional District representative, five year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2024. Alive
Analysis:
SN 131
Dr. Peggy Dianne (Dianne) Watson, Wesson, Mississippi, Mississippi Community College Board as a representative of the 4th Congressional District as it existed in 1986, six year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2025. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed