Appropriations

2020 Regular Session

Appropriations

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 1
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Education for additional funding for teachers' salaries. Alive
Analysis: This is a deficit appropriation of $18 million to fully fund last year's teacher pay raise. Approximately 9,000 teachers were not included in the original MDE calculation. While this fulfills an obligation the state made, it still increases the size of government.
SB 2001
Bad Policy
Teachers' salaries; provide for increase. Alive
Analysis: This bill provides a $1,000 across-the-board teacher pay increase. While we support paying high-performing teachers, across-the-board salary increases are not the solution. In fact, evidence shows that higher pay often does not translate into more productivity. The issue is not that there is not enough money for teachers available, it is that our budget is eaten up with administrative costs that have risen over the past few years. Once this inequity is addressed by cutting bureaucracy in the educational system, more money will be available to pay teachers. Restructuring the funds already in place and examining closely the necessity of our abundant administrative costs can accomplish the worthy goal of providing more funding directly to the instructional staff in the classroom.
SB 2005
Not Rated
State Health Insurance Plan; provide benefits to surviving spouse/dependent of law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty. Alive
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SB 2013
Not Rated
Tenth Circuit Court District; create subdistrict and additional judge. Alive
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SB 2014
Not Rated
Schools; require carbon monoxide detectors in all. Alive
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SB 2015
Not Rated
Payroll date for school district employees; authorize semimonthly payroll in discretion of local school board. Alive
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SB 2016
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; increase salaries for. Alive
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SB 2017
Not Rated
Local school board members; prescribe salary scale based upon school district student enrollment. Alive
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SB 2021
Not Rated
Average daily attendance for MAEP purposes; shall include any student sick day. Alive
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SB 2022
Bad Policy
Kindergarten-age children; require compulsory school attendance for all. Alive
Analysis: This bill would lower the age of compulsory education to 5. It is currently 6, as it is in half the states. Only 10 states set compulsory age at 5. This infringes on a the right of parents to determine the age their child should begin school.
SB 2024
Not Rated
Teachers' salary; implement a four-year phase in to increase to the southeastern average. Alive
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SB 2025
Not Rated
Department of Education; develop system for schools to report data required by federal law. Alive
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SB 2026
Not Rated
IHL; must allocate funding for nonresident students to student financial aid programs. Alive
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SB 2027
Not Rated
Appropriation FY2021; Church of God in Christ historical markers in Holmes County, Mississippi. Alive
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SB 2030
Not Rated
2018 Transportation and Infrastructure Improvements Fund; specify additional capital projects in Crenshaw and Marks, Mississippi. Alive
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SB 2042
Not Rated
State agencies; prohibit use of monies budgeted for vacant positions to fund salary increase for filled positions. Alive
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SB 2046
Not Rated
Mid-year budget reductions; exempt MAEP funds. Alive
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SB 2058
Not Rated
Appropriation FY2021; to Town of Crenshaw and Town of Marks for road repair. Alive
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SB 2064
Not Rated
Appropriation FY2021; West Central Mississippi Incubator Grant Program. Alive
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SB 2077
Not Rated
Department of Environmental Quality; may contract for environmental impact study on poultry houses. Alive
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SB 2080
Not Rated
Probation and parole officers; limit number of cases that may be handled. Alive
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SB 2083
Not Rated
Part-time law enforcement officers; revise salary threshold determination. Alive
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SB 2089
Not Rated
Highways; require four-laning of portions of Highway 6 in Coahoma, Panola and Quitman Counties. Alive
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SB 2090
Not Rated
School athletic trainers; provide annual salary supplement for those certified through the national certification program. Alive
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SB 2095
Not Rated
Bonds; authorize issuance of general obligation bonds to assist Como, Mississippi, in repaving State Highway 310. Alive
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SB 2137
Not Rated
Appropriation FY 2021; to Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area. Alive
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SB 2138
Not Rated
Appropriation FY 2021; to University of Mississippi Medical Center for fire protection. Alive
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SB 2143
Not Rated
Appropriation FY2021; to North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra for junior-high or high-school performances. Alive
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SB 2146
Not Rated
School Resource Officers; require uniform statewide training program. Alive
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SB 2147
Not Rated
Assistant teachers/reading instructors; require in each K-3 class. Alive
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SB 2149
Bad Policy
Appropriation; additional appropriation to Department of Finance & Administration for the 2020 Census. Alive
Analysis: This is an appropriation of $400,000 from the state's general fund towards assisting the Federal Government's 2020 census in Mississippi. The state of Mississippi is in no position to be allocating funds towards projects that other government entities are ultimately responsible for and ultimately cannot afford to spend funds in ways that are unnecessary and largely wasteful.
SB 2180
Not Rated
Medicaid eligibility; revise to include certain disabled children. Alive
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SB 2181
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility to include individuals entitled to benefits under federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Alive
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SB 2186
Not Rated
Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Residency Program; include emergency medicine students. Alive
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SB 2194
Not Rated
Mississippi Telephone Solicitation Act; remove repealer on statute providing for the deposit of fees into the State General Fund. Alive
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SB 2205
Not Rated
Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission; reestablish as special fund agency. Alive
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SB 2206
Not Rated
Mississippi Performance-Based-Pay (MPBP) Plan; allow schools to grant enhanced supplements to more experienced teachers. Alive
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SB 2211
Not Rated
Charter schools; reconstitute authorizer board and clarify funding. Alive
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SB 2218
Not Rated
Office of Medicaid Inspector General; create. Alive
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SB 2223
Not Rated
Medicaid reimbursement for certain home services; impose moratorium on new providers. Alive
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SB 2246
Not Rated
Mid-year budget reductions; exempt MAEP funds. Alive
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SB 2248
Not Rated
State Flag; revise design of. Alive
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SB 2258
Not Rated
State Superintendent of Education; provide limitation on salary. Alive
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SB 2261
Not Rated
DA criminal investigators; revise salary of. Alive
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SB 2264
Not Rated
Appropriation FY 2021; IHL-University of Mississippi Medical Center for Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program. Alive
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SB 2284
Not Rated
Mandatory K-12 computer science curriculum; require State Department of Education to implement. Alive
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SB 2286
Not Rated
Early Learning Collaborative Act of 2013; revise funding and specify teaching standards. Alive
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SB 2293
Not Rated
Department of Human Services; establish a grant program for regional food banks. Alive
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SB 2306
Not Rated
Durable medical equipment; fix Medicaid reimbursement rate at 100% of Medicare rate. Alive
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SB 2320
Not Rated
Appropriation; Rural Fire Truck Fund for additional round of trucks under Acquisition Assistance Program. Alive
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SB 2345
Not Rated
Appropriation FY 2020; to Department of Archives and History for an historical statue of Emmett Till at Leflore County Courthouse. Alive
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SB 2352
Not Rated
Community schools planning grant program; establish fund. Alive
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SB 2353
Not Rated
Critical Needs Teacher Forgivable Loan Program; extend repealer on. Alive
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SB 2354
Not Rated
School employee salary supplements; remove limitation on number of school nurses and language therapists eligible for. Alive
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SB 2357
Not Rated
Community colleges; to establish national credential or certification incentives for Mississippi students. Alive
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SB 2358
Not Rated
Community/Junior College Grant Program; establish to provide financial aid to community/junior college students. Alive
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SB 2359
Not Rated
Community colleges; board of trustees approve policies for out-of-state tuition waiver. Alive
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SB 2378
Not Rated
Rural Fire Truck Acquisition Assistance Program; authorize an additional round for counties and municipalities. Alive
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SB 2387
Not Rated
'Mississippi Targeted Student Loan Forgiveness Act'; create program under IHL Board of Trustees. Alive
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SB 2395
Not Rated
School board members; increase pay. Alive
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SB 2400
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; provide 'C,' 'D,' and 'F' districts with additional. Alive
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SB 2405
Not Rated
Division of Medicaid; apply for necessary waivers to eliminate waiting period for services. Alive
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SB 2406
Not Rated
Medicaid reimbursement; exempt community mental health centers from the 5% reduction in rates of reimbursement to providers. Alive
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SB 2412
Not Rated
Mississippi Adequate Education Program; fully fund. Alive
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SB 2413
Not Rated
Mississippi teacher shortage areas of the state; establish a Teacher Shortage Commission to contract for internet STEM services. Alive
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SB 2419
Not Rated
Distribution of sets of the Mississippi Code of 1972; revise. Alive
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SB 2448
Not Rated
Public Defenders Education Fund; establish education and training cost. Alive
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SB 2452
Not Rated
Rapid DNA Task Force; establish within the Department of Public Safety. Alive
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SB 2475
Not Rated
State employee salaries; direct State Personnel Board to implement across-the-board increase. Alive
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SB 2480
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; shall pay correctional facility employees for all accumulated comp time upon termination or death. Alive
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SB 2481
Not Rated
MDOC; require to provide cash overtime pay instead of comp time to correctional facility employees. Alive
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SB 2494
Not Rated
Medicaid eligibility; provide coverage Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. Alive
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SB 2499
Not Rated
Medicaid; expand eligibility to include individuals entitled to benefits under federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Alive
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SB 2502
Not Rated
Department of Education; require to develop a statewide school mobile panic button program. Alive
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SB 2504
Not Rated
Teachers' salaries; provide for increase and implement plan to fund at the southeastern average. Alive
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SB 2516
Not Rated
Mississippi Veterans Cemeteries; create special trust fund for administration and maintenance. Alive
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SB 2520
Not Rated
Mississippi Veterans Nursing Homes; create special trust fund for administration and maintenance. Alive
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SB 2560
Not Rated
Mississippi Save Our Schools Program; create. Alive
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SB 2573
Not Rated
Economic and Academic Need Forgivable Loan Program; create. Alive
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SB 2574
Not Rated
Department of Education; require central reporting system for federal data. Alive
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SB 2575
Not Rated
Accreditation of schools; allow schools to employ up to 10% nonlicensed teachers to teach in core areas. Alive
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SB 2594
Not Rated
The Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act; revise and extend repealer. Alive
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SB 2607
Not Rated
Mississippi Board of Human Services; establish to provide policy direction for the Department of Human Services. Alive
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SB 2612
Not Rated
Medicaid reimbursement; authorize for substance abuse and mental health services for pregnant and postpartum women. Alive
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SB 2626
Not Rated
Mississippi Qualified Health Center Grant Program; provide for physician grants. Alive
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SB 2633
Not Rated
Driver's licenses; bring forward code sections relating to authority to issue, for the purpose of possible amendment. Alive
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SB 2634
Not Rated
Mississippi Department of Public Safety driver services functions; transfer to Office of Secretary of State. Alive
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SB 2646
Not Rated
Juvenile offenders; establish the Juvenile Offender Parole and Rehabilitation Act. Alive
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SB 2651
Not Rated
Restitution centers; transition to post-release reentry centers. Alive
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SB 2684
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; increase number of offenders in regional facilities and adjust regional per diem. Alive
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SB 2698
Not Rated
State offenders; MDOC to reimburse counties for medical and legal fees of. Alive
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SB 2713
Not Rated
Securities registration filings with Secretary of State; revise fees. Alive
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SB 2714
Not Rated
Patent issuance; conform fee to that collected by the chancery clerk. Alive
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SB 2729
Not Rated
Department of Finance & Administration; authorize to sell, lease or develop the Sun-n-Sand property. Alive
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SB 2730
Not Rated
'Smith Wills Stadium Commission'; establish to enter into MOU to remodel and manage the stadium. Alive
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SB 2735
Not Rated
'Future of Mississippi Agriculture Act of 2020'; enact. Alive
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SB 2743
Not Rated
Mississippi correctional system; establish Department of Reentry and Supervision and Office of Corrections Ombudsman. Alive
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SB 2756
Not Rated
Office of Department of Corrections Ombudsman; establish. Alive
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SB 2766
Not Rated
Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol officers and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics officers; increase salaries. Alive
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SB 2767
Not Rated
State employees; provide for percentage increase in annual compensation. Alive
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SB 2768
Not Rated
Donation of surplus medical supplies and equipment by UMMC to nonprofit charitable organizations; authorize. Alive
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SB 2772
Not Rated
Budget process; amend and bring forward various sections relating to. Alive
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SB 2775
Not Rated
Department of Finance and Administration; transfer bond funds to community colleges for facility renovation and repairs. Alive
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SB 2776
Not Rated
Appropriation; require annual transfer of general funds to Office of State Aid Roads. Alive
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SB 2781
Not Rated
Disparity studies on certain programs; direct DFA to conduct. Alive
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SB 2782
Not Rated
Restitution centers; transition to pre-release centers. Alive
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SB 2783
Not Rated
Corrections; create a Corrections Inspection Council to serve in advisory capacity to state officials. Alive
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SB 2784
Not Rated
Mississippi Adequate Education Program state funding; dedicate at least 25% of any revenue growth. Alive
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SB 2789
Not Rated
Trauma Care Systems Fund; increase the cap on allocations to. Alive
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SB 2792
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; exempt personnel actions for one year and bring forward employee sections. Alive
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SB 2795
Not Rated
State Personnel Board procedures; exempt the Mississippi Development Authority for a period of 1 year. Alive
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SB 2801
Not Rated
Medicaid coverage; coverage for eligible women up to 12 months postpartum. Alive
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SB 2814
Not Rated
Disabled children waiver; direct Division of Medicaid to apply. Alive
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SB 2816
Not Rated
Community health centers; revise reimbursement for telehealth services. Alive
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SB 2817
Not Rated
Medicaid reimbursement; extend for community-based home-visitation and pregnancy support services. Alive
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SB 2819
Not Rated
The Mississippi Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Centers Act; enact. Alive
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SB 2828
Not Rated
Salary supplement; provide to experienced teachers willing to relocate and teach in an 'F'-designated school. Alive
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SB 2829
Not Rated
Medicaid reimbursement for pediatric congenital heart surgery performed out of state; authorize for recipients from certain counties. Alive
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SB 2831
Not Rated
Medicaid coverage; coverage for eligible women up to 12 months postpartum. Alive
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SB 2868
Not Rated
Department of Education; implement dyslexia screenings and awareness programs. Alive
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KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed