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 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 581
Not Rated
The Sexual Assault Response For College Students Act; create. 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 1029
Neutral
Income share agreements; authorize IHLs to enter into with eligible students. Dead
Analysis:
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 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)
SB 2143
Not Rated
Hinds Community College; revise trustee districts. Dead
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SB 2145
Not Rated
Protection of free speech and association at public universities; withhold state funds for unconstitutional policy. Dead
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SB 2310
Not Rated
State institutions of higher learning; allow income-sharing agreements between students and institutions. 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 2383
Not Rated
Community colleges; board of trustees approve policies for out-of-state tuition waiver. Dead
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SB 2526
Not Rated
State Resident Forgivable Student Loan Program; provide student loan forgiveness to residents of five years. Dead
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SB 2536
Good Policy
Athletics; provide that schools designate teams by biological sex. Alive
Analysis: This bill preserves individual liberty. The proper role of government is to preserve liberty and defend our communities against activities and socially-constructed determinations that encroach upon individual liberty. The ever-changing cultural perspective of the day must not be allowed to diminish liberty. Liberty and freedom of the individual is inherent, God-given, and must be preserved.
SB 2540
Not Rated
Step Ahead Program; create standardized dual enrollment program. Dead
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SB 2541
Not Rated
Graduate Nursing Loan Repayment Program; create to provide student loan repayment to nurse educators. Dead
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SB 2542
Not Rated
Community/Junior College Grant Program; establish to provide financial aid to community/junior college students. Dead
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SB 2543
Not Rated
IHL; must allocate funding for nonresident students to student financial aid programs. Dead
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SB 2545
Not Rated
Community/Junior College Grant Program; establish to provide financial aid to community/junior college students. Dead
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SB 2546
Not Rated
Procurement of wireless communication devices for students; exempt institutions of higher learning in emergency situations. 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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SB 2548
Not Rated
'Mississippi Targeted Student Loan Forgiveness Act'; create program under IHL Board of Trustees. Dead
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SB 2724
Not Rated
Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Act; fully fund. Dead
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SB 2766
Not Rated
Universities; enact the Forming Open and Robust University Minds Act. Dead
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SB 2769
Not Rated
Institutions of higher education; protect lawful expression and create cause of action for violation of free speech. Dead
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SB 2770
Not Rated
Harassment in institutions of higher education; provide cause of action for discriminatory harassment. Dead
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed