Rules

2021 Regular Session

Rules

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 1
Good Policy
State flag; shall be the design recommended by the Commission to Redesign the State Flag and approved in the November 2020 election. Alive
Analysis: This ratifies the new state flag adopted by voters in November.
HB 1062
Not Rated
Daylight saving time; observe year-round if federal law is amended to allow it. Alive
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HB 1323
Good Policy
Open meeting; authorize executive session for discussion of plans to combat human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children. Alive
Analysis: This bill preserves individuals’ privacy and potentially increases the efficiency and effectiveness of law enforcement activities focused on human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children. *This bill also brings forward an additional code section with no changes in this bill in its current form.
HB 1326
Good Policy
Compact for a Balanced Budget; revise delegate membership and extend sunset provision. Alive
Analysis: This bill establishes an interstate compact among Alaska, Georgia, Mississippi and North Dakota. The compact's goal is to pressure the federal government to add an amendment to the United States Constitution that would require Congress to pass budgets with particular rules. The compact authors hope that, if enough states adopt the compact, it would fast-track an eventual amendment that would ideally be passed by April 2021. In addition to the four states currently in the compact, compact supporters have targeted 24 other states to ratify the compact. This compact will also require congressional consent before it can be ratified.
HC 1
Resolution
Bobby Paschal Martin; commend life and legacy upon his passing. Alive
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HC 2
Resolution
Former Representative Gary V. Staples; commend legislative career and mourn loss upon his passing. Alive
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HC 4
Resolution
Representative Gary Chism; commend dedicated legislative career and public service upon his retirement. Alive
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HC 10
Resolution
Arthur James Anderson, Sr.; commend the life, legacy and contributions upon his passing. Alive
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HC 11
Resolution
Magee High School Football Team; commend upon winning MHSAA Class 3A State Championship. Alive
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HC 19
Resolution
Day of Tears in Mississippi; recognize January 22, 2021, as. Dead
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HC 20
Resolution
Former Representative Nolan Mettetal; mourn loss and commemorate laudable legislative career upon his passing. Alive
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HC 21
Resolution
State of the State address of the Governor; call joint session to hear. Alive
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HC 22
Resolution
Barabbas Leasy; commend contributions throughout many years of service in education. Alive
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HC 25
Resolution
Former Representative Nolan 'Ray' R. Rogers; mourn loss and commemorate laudable legislative career upon his passing. Alive
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HC 27
Resolution
Mississippi Highway Patrol Lt. Troy Morris; commend life and legacy upon his passing. Alive
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HC 30
Resolution
2020 MHSAA Mr. Football Award recipients; commend and congratulate. Alive
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HC 32
Resolution
Sarcoidosis Awareness Month in Mississippi; designate April 2021 as. Alive
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HC 33
Resolution
Ruby Kate Bowles; commend her life upon her passing. Alive
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HC 34
Resolution
James 'David' Alford, Sr.; commend life and legacy upon his passing. Alive
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HC 35
Resolution
Steve Hale; commend distinguished public service career including as a State Senator. Alive
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HC 36
Resolution
Kidney Disease Awareness Month; recognize March 2021 as. Alive
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HC 37
Resolution
Franklin Academy; congratulate upon observance of the Bicentennial Celebration as first public school in Mississippi. Alive
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HC 38
Resolution
Robert Daniel 'Dan' Camp; commend life, legacy and contributions of upon his passing. Alive
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HC 39
Resolution
Gulf of Mexico continental shelf leasing and infrastructure development; urge and support continuation of. Alive
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HC 40
Resolution
Governor William Winter; commend life and legacy upon his passing. Alive
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HC 41
Resolution
Taiwan; recognize the friendship and encourage further economic ties with the State of Mississippi. Alive
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HC 42
Resolution
Mississippi Electric Power Associations; commend for their tireless efforts to restore power after the winter storm in February 2021. Alive
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HC 43
Resolution
'Mississippi Mosquito and West Nile Virus Awareness Week'; designate April 12-17, 2021, as. Alive
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HC 44
Resolution
Sara Barrett Harvey Roberts; commend life and legacy upon her passing. Alive
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HC 45
Resolution
Kratom; urge the United States Food and Drug Administration to regulate. Dead
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HC 46
Resolution
Bishop Joseph Roscoe Campbell, Jr.; commend for service to his church and community. Alive
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HC 47
Resolution
Gary Hemphill Commercial Aviation Month; recognize April 2021 as. Alive
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HC 48
Resolution
Alcorn State University; commend and congratulate upon its 150th year anniversary. Alive
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HC 49
Resolution
Eris Knott; commend upon being named an Extraordinary Educator for 2021 by Curriculum Associates. Alive
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HC 50
Resolution
Wayne Ulrich; commend upon being named an Extraordinary Educator for 2021 by Curriculum Associates. Alive
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HC 51
Resolution
Jamie Cooper; commend upon being named an Extraordinary Educator for 2021 by Curriculum Associates. Alive
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HC 52
Resolution
Bobby Rush; congratulate upon winning his second Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album. Alive
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HC 53
Resolution
2021 'Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Day at the Capitol'; observe virtually on May 6, 2021. Alive
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HC 54
Resolution
Noah Harris; commend for being elected as Harvard University's First African-American student body president. Alive
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HC 55
Resolution
Asya Branch; commend and congratulate upon being crowned Miss USA 2020. Alive
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HC 56
Resolution
Native Plant Appreciation Week; recognize observance of on April 19-25, 2021. Alive
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HC 57
Resolution
The Mississippi Commission on Children's Justice; urge to create a study committee to consider and recommend proposals. Dead
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HC 59
Resolution
MS Tails n' Scales program; recognize as best scientific information available for monitoring red snapper catch and effort in MS. Dead
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HC 60
Resolution
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Trauma Awareness Day; recognize June 21, 2021, as. Alive
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HC 61
Resolution
New Site Lady Royals Basketball Team; commend for winning the MHSAA Class 2A State Basketball Championship. Alive
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SB 2066
Not Rated
State flag; adopt as the official state flag the design approved by 72% of the voters in the statewide special election. Dead
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SB 2075
Neutral
State parks; change name of Natchez State Park to 'Bob M. Dearing Natchez State Park.' Alive
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SB 2430
Not Rated
Juneteenth Freedom Day; designate June 19 as. Dead
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SB 2454
Not Rated
Compact for a Balanced Budget; revise delegate membership and extend sunset provision. Dead
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SB 2470
Not Rated
Official Mississippi state song; authorize two state songs. Dead
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SB 2692
Not Rated
Juneteenth Freedom Day; designate June 19 as. Dead
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SB 2721
Not Rated
State Truth Commission; establish. Dead
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SB 2722
Not Rated
Official Mississippi state song; authorize 'Mississippi Beautiful.' Dead
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SC 502
Resolution
Remember the legacy of former Governor William F. Winter and extend deepest sympathy of the Legislature on his passing. Alive
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SC 503
Resolution
Commend Aysa Branch for winning Miss USA. Alive
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SC 504
Resolution
Ted Booth; commend for receiving the 2020 Legislative Staff Achievement Award from NCSL. Alive
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SC 505
Resolution
Hydroxychloroquine; encourage availability for treating COVID-19 in the state. Dead
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SC 506
Resolution
Express intent of Legislature that daylight saving time shall be the year-round standard time in Mississippi. Alive
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SC 507
Resolution
Article V Constitutional Convention; provide for selection and authority of commissioners. Dead
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SC 509
Resolution
Extend deepest sympathy of Legislature on the passing of Mississippi Sports Icon JSU Coach 'W.C.' Gorden. Alive
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SC 510
Resolution
Mourn the passing of former Senator Tommy Moffatt, Sr., of Gautier, Mississippi, and commend his public and charitable service. Alive
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SC 511
Resolution
Commend Leake Academy 'Rebels' Football Team for winning the MAIS Class 5A State Championship. Alive
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SC 512
Resolution
Commend the life of legendary college and NFL football player and Coach Ray Perkins from Petal, Mississippi. Alive
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SC 513
Resolution
Recognize the Bicentennial Celebration of Franklin Academy in Columbus, the first public school in Mississippi. Alive
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SC 514
Resolution
Extend sympathy of the Legislature to the family of the state's longest-serving Mayor, Dock Gabbert, of Derma, Mississippi. Alive
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SC 515
Resolution
Extending condolences of Mississippi Legislature on the passing of Wiggins Mayor Joel Travis Miles and remembering his legacy. Alive
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SC 516
Resolution
Pay tribute to the memory and career of pioneering country music superstar Charley Pride from Sledge, Mississippi. Alive
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SC 517
Resolution
Pay tribute to the memory of former State Senator and Representative Nolan Mettetal. Alive
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SC 518
Resolution
Commend Hillcrest Christian Girls Fast Pitch Softball Team for MAIS State Championship. Alive
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SC 519
Resolution
Commend Brookhaven High School 'Panthers' Boys Cross-Country Team for second consecutive state championship. Alive
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SC 521
Resolution
Recognize the induction of Grammy Award-Winning Country Music Artist Marty Stuart into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Alive
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SC 522
Resolution
United States Constitution Convention under Article V; apply for federal debt limitation. Dead
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SC 523
Resolution
United States Constitutional Convention under Article V; apply for federal balanced budget requirement. Dead
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SC 524
Resolution
Issue apology of the State of Mississippi to Curtis Flowers after six trials and 23 years in prison and dismissal of charges. Dead
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SC 527
Resolution
Congratulate Coach Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss 'Rebels' Football Team for impressive victory in Outback Bowl and for 2020 season. Alive
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SC 528
Resolution
Commend golf icon Randy Watkins upon his induction into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Alive
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SC 529
Resolution
Congratulate Ole Miss Lineman Terrence Metcalf upon his induction into the 2021 Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Alive
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SC 530
Resolution
Commend Ole Miss and ATP tennis standout Dave Randall upon his induction into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Musuem. Alive
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SC 531
Resolution
Encourage counties and municipalities to exchange land use and development information with military installations. Alive
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SC 532
Resolution
Recognize March 4, 2021, as 'HPV Cancer Awareness Day' in Mississippi. Alive
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SC 533
Resolution
Recommend that the United States Forest Service reconsider certain restrictive action on National Forest Lands in Mississippi. Alive
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SC 534
Resolution
Declare September 2021 as 'Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.' Alive
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SC 535
Resolution
Suspend rules; further consideration of Senate Bill No. 2799 and House Bill No. 1008, Medicaid Technical Amendments. Alive
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SC 536
Resolution
State Taxation Study Committee; establish. Dead
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SC 537
Resolution
Declare that March 21, 2021, is 'World Down Syndrome Day in Mississippi.' Alive
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SC 538
Resolution
Request Attorney General to petition the Mississippi Supreme Court to establish Covid-19 Landlord-Tenant Eviction Resolution Program. Dead
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SC 539
Resolution
Urge U.S. Food and Drug Admininistration to protect American consumers with responsible Kratom regulation. Dead
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SN 17
Neutral
Amanda Frusha, Jackson, Mississippi, Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women, term effective January 11, 2021 and ending January 11, 2025. Alive
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SN 18
Neutral
Vivian Walker Dailey, Gautier, Mississippi, Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women, term is effective January 12, 2021 and ending January 12, 2025. Alive
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SR 1
Resolution
Commend Andy Ogletree for finishing his first Masters as Low Amateur. Alive
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SR 2
Resolution
Senate Rules; amend Rule 65 to provide for removal of members of the Rules Committee. Dead
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SR 3
Resolution
Congratulate Magee Trojans Football Team for winning 3A State Championship. Alive
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SR 4
Resolution
Recognize Noah Harris of Natchez/Hattiesburg as Harvard's first African American male Student Body President. Alive
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SR 5
Resolution
Commend judicial contributions and legacy of former 14th Chancery District Judge Dorothy Colom. Alive
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SR 6
Resolution
Congratulate Lumberton High School 'Panthers' Football Team for MHSAA Class 1A State Championship. Alive
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SR 7
Resolution
Congratulating Oak Grove High School 'Warriors' Football Team for winning Class 6A State Championship. Alive
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SR 8
Resolution
Paying tribute to 52-year law enforcement career of Constable Houston 'Hoot' West of Caledonia, MS, and extending condolences. Alive
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SR 9
Resolution
Recognize Raphael Semmes as the recipient of the 2021 Governor's Arts Award as Mississippi Cultural Ambassador. Alive
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SR 10
Resolution
Recognize Arthur Jafa as the recipient of the 2021 Governor's Arts Award for Excellence in Media Arts. Alive
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SR 11
Resolution
Recognize the Tutwiler Quilters as the recipient of the 2021 Governor's Arts Award for Arts in the Community. Alive
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SR 12
Resolution
Recognize Jesmyn Ward as the recipient of the 2021 Governor's Arts Award for Excellence in Literature. Alive
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SR 13
Resolution
Recognize Benjamin Wright as the recipient of the 2021 Governor's Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement. Alive
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SR 14
Resolution
Commend Florence Girls Soccer Team for winning MHSAA Class 4A State Championship. Alive
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SR 15
Resolution
Commend the life of Pontotoc native and Hall of Fame Songwriter Jim Weatherly. Alive
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SR 16
Resolution
Recognize Nellie McInnis as the recipient of the 2021 Governor's Arts Award for Excellence in Music. Alive
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SR 17
Resolution
Recognize Sarah Thomas as first female referee to officiate a Super Bowl. Alive
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SR 18
Resolution
Extend sympathy of Mississippi Senate to family of fallen officer Hancock County Deputy Sheriff Michael Anthony Boutte, Sr. Alive
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SR 19
Resolution
Recognize enduring influence of Mississippi businessman and civic leader Leland Rhymes Speed and extending sympathy of Senate. Alive
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SR 20
Resolution
Recognize the dedicated public service of MEMA Director Greg Michel on occasion of his retirement. Alive
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SR 21
Resolution
Recognize 'Native Plant Week' in Mississippi and commend the work of the Audubon Delta Region in native plant awareness. Alive
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SR 22
Resolution
Commend South Perry Elementary Kindergarten Teacher Maria James as 'Mississippi Rural Teacher of the Year.' Alive
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SR 23
Resolution
Expressing deepest sympathy of Senate to surviving family of Greenville native Mary Wilson of 'The Supremes.' Alive
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SR 24
Resolution
Commend Gulfport High School 'Lady Admirals' Girls Soccer Team for winning second consecutive Class 6A State Championship. Alive
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SR 25
Resolution
The Jones Act; affirm support for and celebrate the centennial anniversary of its passage. Alive
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SR 26
Resolution
Commend Alan Sudduth upon selection as 2020-2021 Chairman of the MMA Board of Directors. Alive
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SR 27
Resolution
Recognize Biloxi native and Nashville Predators Mathieu Olivier for first NHL goal by player born in Mississippi. Alive
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SR 28
Resolution
Commend JSU Lady Tigers Basketball Team for 2019-2020 SWAC Championship. Alive
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SR 29
Resolution
Recognize Biloxi Elementary School and D'Iberville Elementary School for National Blue Ribbon School Award. Alive
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SR 30
Resolution
Commemorate Centennial Anniversary of Howell-Grantham American Legion Post 53. Alive
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SR 31
Resolution
Congratulate Jackson Academy 'Lady Raiders' Girls Basketball Team and Coach Jan Sojourner for MAIS Class 5A Championship. Alive
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SR 32
Resolution
Commend Lanier High School 'Bulldogs' Boys Basketball Team for winning the 2021 Class 4A State Championship. Alive
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SR 33
Resolution
Commend Willy Showah as 'Instructor of the Year' at the Jackson County Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Alive
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SR 34
Resolution
Commend James Pittman as 'Instructor of the Year' at the Perkinston Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Alive
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SR 35
Resolution
Commend Kristi Matthews as 'Instructor of the Year' at the Bryant Center of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Alive
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SR 36
Resolution
Commend Coahoma County High School 'Red Panthers' Boys Basketball Team for Class 2A State Championship. Alive
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SR 37
Resolution
Commend Manchester Academy 'Lady Mavericks' Girls Basketball Team for first State Championship. Alive
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SR 38
Resolution
Commend Amanda Sharrow as 'Instructor of the Year' at the Harrison County Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Alive
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SR 39
Resolution
Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Troop 8, Boy Scouts of America at First Baptist Church of Jackson, Mississippi. Alive
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SR 40
Resolution
Commend JSU 'Tigers' Men's Basketball Team for winning the Co-SWAC 2021 Regular Season Championship. Alive
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SR 41
Resolution
Congratulate JSU 'Lady Tigers' Women's Basketball Team and Coach Tomekia Reed for consecutive SWAC Regular Season Championship. Alive
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SR 42
Resolution
Commend Leake Academy 'Lady Rebels' Girls Basketball Team for winning 2021 MAIS Overall Championship. Alive
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SR 43
Resolution
Honor the legacy of Marine Corporal Vonzia J. Rigsby of Jasper County, the oldest living Montford Point Marine, on his 100th birthday. Alive
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SR 44
Resolution
Mourn the passing of longtime funeral home owner Luzern 'Sonny' Dillon, the first black-elected official in Walthall County. Alive
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SR 45
Resolution
Commend Lafayette High School 'Lady Commodores' Girls Soccer Team for three-peat Class 5A State Championship. Alive
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SR 46
Resolution
Commend Ole Miss Womens Rifle Team for outstanding 2021 season. Alive
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SR 47
Resolution
Extend congratulations of Senate to 87-year-old Blues Legend Bobby Rush for winning Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album. Alive
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SR 48
Resolution
Recognize Dr. Felecia Nave as first female President of Alcorn State University on the occasion of her inauguration. Alive
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SR 49
Resolution
Commend Laurel High School 'Lady Tornadoes' Girls Basketball Team for first-ever State Championship. Alive
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SR 50
Resolution
Commend Hartfield Academy 'Hawks' Boys Basketball Team for winning the MAIS Class 4A State Championship. Alive
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SR 51
Resolution
Congratulate Mattie Grace Morris for Miss Mississippi Teen USA for 2021. Alive
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SR 52
Resolution
Commend Clinton High School 'Arrows' Basketball Team for Class 6A State Championship. Alive
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SR 53
Resolution
Commend Clinton Christian Academy Girls and Boys Basketball Teams for two State Championships. Alive
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SR 54
Resolution
Recognize the 40-year career of The Clarion Ledger Capitol Correspondent Jimmie Gates. Alive
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SR 55
Resolution
Commend Lafayette High School Boys Bowling Team for third consecutive State Championship. Alive
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SR 56
Resolution
Declare the intent of Senate relative to the promotion of race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating. Dead
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SR 57
Resolution
Urging the President of the United States to designate a State Funeral for last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from WWII. Alive
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SR 58
Resolution
Urge U.S. Congress to enact legislation to include airguns and airbows as items taxed under the Pittman-Robertson Act. Dead
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SR 59
Resolution
Commend Olive Branch High School 'Lady Quistors' Girls Basketball Team for winning their third consecutive State Championship. Alive
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SR 60
Resolution
Recognize Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority for charitable service. Alive
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SR 61
Resolution
Commend Tishomingo County High School 'Lady Braves' Cheerleading Squad for 2020 State Championship. Alive
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SR 62
Resolution
Commend New Site 'Lady Royals' Girls Basketball Team for winning 2A State Championship. Alive
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SR 63
Resolution
Commend Belmont 'Lady Cardinals' Girls Basketball Team for Class 3A State Championship. Alive
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KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed