Universities and Colleges

2021 Regular Session

Universities and Colleges

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 6
Not Rated
University and colleges anti-hazing policy; require Board of Trustees of IHL to develop policy against hazing and prescribe penalties. Dead
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HB 12
Not Rated
Universities and colleges; require to allow MS residents to register for classes before nonresident students. Dead
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HB 18
Not Rated
Medical marijuana; authorize Alcorn State University to enter into MOU for local farmers to grow for out-of-state vendors. Dead
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HB 43
Not Rated
Universities and colleges; require to provide mental health assessments to members of school athletic teams. Dead
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HB 48
Not Rated
Military education credits and certifications; require IHL, MCCB and SWIB to develop policy for acceptance of toward academic credit. Dead
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HB 82
Bad Policy
Community or junior colleges; authorize to administer construction contracts of $1,000,000.00 or less, and exempt certain oversight. Alive
Analysis: This bill reduces government transparency and accountability by removing authority and oversight of bond funds. Government should preserve its proper functions necessary to verify government spending is efficient. The Department of Finance and Administration is tasked with the responsibility of oversight and should retain such authority without exemptions unless the net benefits of increased efficiency such exemptions exceed the potential for inefficiency and mismanagement in government building projects and associated maintenance.
HB 111
Neutral
Community and junior colleges; authorize boards of trustees to approve policies permitting waiver of out-of-state tuition. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases accountability at the school level by tightening the existing statute authorizing out-of-state tuition waivers. This bill requires the president of each school to request a waiver of out-of-state tuition and limits the waivers to adjacent geographic areas, which is in line with the criteria for such waivers in surrounding states, rather than applying an overarching board instituted policy across all public colleges. However, this bill also removes the requirement for local industry, business, or state agency reimbursement. This policy change could potentially lead to increased budget requests by community and junior colleges.
HB 113
Not Rated
Community College Boards of Trustees; revise composition of Northeast Mississippi and Coahoma Community Colleges. Dead
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HB 171
Not Rated
Mississippi Tuition Subsidy Forgivable Loan; create. Dead
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HB 251
Not Rated
Tuition waiver; provide for certain foster and adopted children and wards of the state to attend a state-supported IHL. Dead
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HB 435
Not Rated
Spouse and children of first responders killed in the line of duty; provide scholarship for attendance at postsecondary institutions. Dead
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HB 546
Not Rated
Agriculture appreciation; require to be incorporated into curriculum of public colleges and universities. Dead
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HB 609
Not Rated
Public purchasing law; exempt procurement of certain aircraft by state institutions of higher learning from. Dead
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HB 621
Not Rated
Tuition waiver; provide for certain foster and adopted children and wards of the state to attend a state-supported IHL. Dead
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HB 622
Not Rated
Tuition waiver; provide for certain foster and adopted children and wards of the state to attend community or junior colleges. Dead
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HB 700
Not Rated
'Mississippi Promise Scholarship Act of 2020'; establish to provide tuition assistance for tuition-free community and junior college attendance. Dead
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HB 707
Not Rated
Public universities and colleges; require to have epinephrine auto-injectors and AEDs in every building on campus. Dead
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HB 775
Not Rated
IHLs; authorize to purchase wireless communication devices to facilitate delivery of educational instruction. Dead
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HB 802
Not Rated
Collegiate voters; require each public and private 4-year postsecondary institution to have an on-campus voting precinct. Dead
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HB 869
Not Rated
Tuition waiver; provide for certain foster and adopted children and wards of the state to attend college. Dead
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HB 921
Not Rated
'2021 Mississippi Youthbuild Pilot Program Act'; create with programs at Coahoma and Jones County Community Colleges. Dead
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HB 1029
Neutral
Income share agreements; authorize IHLs to enter into with eligible students. Dead
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HB 1030
Bad Policy
'Mississippi Intercollegiate Athletics Compensation Rights Act'; enact. Dead
Analysis: This bill establishes irresponsible fiscal policy by forbidding reevaluation of a student's or student's family's income to determine continued eligibility for grants-in-aid to the student awarded based on financial need. (See lines 217 – 223) This policy establishes unequal access to education by raising student-athletes above the standards and requirements put in place for all college students when determining eligibility for aid money.
HB 1055
Not Rated
Community College Board of Trustees; provide for the selection of for Hinds Community College District. Dead
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HB 1069
Not Rated
Children's Center for Communication and Development; establish special fund for the support of in providing services for certain exceptional children. Dead
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HB 1073
Not Rated
Community and junior colleges; waive all tuition and costs for graduates of Mississippi high schools. Dead
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HB 1160
Neutral
Dual Credit Community College Scholarship Program; create. Dead
Analysis: This bill has the potential to increase spending, but it does not mandate increased spending. This bill establishes a special fund scholarship program; however, the continued operation of the program is dependent upon Legislative appropriation. If no money is appropriated the program is suspended. (See lines 102 – 103)
HB 1202
Not Rated
Postsecondary educational institutions; require 50% in person instruction as condition of receiving legislative appropriation. Dead
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HB 1220
Not Rated
IHL; continue annual deposits into Ayers Settlement Fund for 10 years and end reductions to Ayers Endowment Trust. Dead
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HB 1293
Not Rated
Collegiate athletics; authorize student athletes to receive compensation and have legal representation. Dead
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HB 1294
Not Rated
Socialism curriculum; require to be included in public secondary and postsecondary schools. Dead
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SB 2313
Bad Policy
Mississippi Intercollegiate Athletics Compensation Rights Act; allow athletes to be compensated for name, image and likeness. Alive
Analysis: This bill creates disproportionate requirements/criteria for state scholarships and grants by exempting a particular class of students from income thresholds currently in place as criteria for eligibility associated with many state scholarships and grants. This bill, whether intentionally or not, authorizes government-sanctioned discrimination of non student-athletes by statutorily allowing student-athletes to retain scholarships and grants without regard to compensation. (See lines 149 - 153; 220 - 226)
SB 2544
Neutral
University of Mississippi Medical Center; create joint committee to study the organization of. Dead
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SB 2547
Not Rated
Scholarship eligibility requirements; increase minimum ACT scores for MTAG, HELP and MESG. Dead
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KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed