Senate Calendar

RULES

Bill Number Bill Description
1. SB 2075
Neutral
State parks; change name of Natchez State Park to 'Bob M. Dearing Natchez State Park.'
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2. SC 502
Resolution
Remember the legacy of former Governor William F. Winter and extend deepest sympathy of the Legislature on his passing.
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3. SC 503
Resolution
Commend Aysa Branch for winning Miss USA.
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4. SC 504
Resolution
Ted Booth; commend for receiving the 2020 Legislative Staff Achievement Award from NCSL.
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5. SC 509
Resolution
Extend deepest sympathy of Legislature on the passing of Mississippi Sports Icon JSU Coach 'W.C.' Gorden.
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6. SC 510
Resolution
Mourn the passing of former Senator Tommy Moffatt, Sr., of Gautier, Mississippi, and commend his public and charitable service.
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7. SC 511
Resolution
Commend Leake Academy 'Rebels' Football Team for winning the MAIS Class 5A State Championship.
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8. SC 512
Resolution
Commend the life of legendary college and NFL football player and Coach Ray Perkins from Petal, Mississippi.
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9. SC 513
Resolution
Recognize the Bicentennial Celebration of Franklin Academy in Columbus, the first public school in Mississippi.
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10. SC 514
Resolution
Extend sympathy of the Legislature to the family of the state's longest-serving Mayor, Dock Gabbert, of Derma, Mississippi.
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11. SC 515
Resolution
Extending condolences of Mississippi Legislature on the passing of Wiggins Mayor Joel Travis Miles and remembering his legacy.
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12. SC 516
Resolution
Pay tribute to the memory and career of pioneering country music superstar Charley Pride from Sledge, Mississippi.
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13. SC 517
Resolution
Pay tribute to the memory of former State Senator and Representative Nolan Mettetal.
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14. SC 518
Resolution
Commend Hillcrest Christian Fast Pitch Softball Team for MAIS State Championship.
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15. SC 519
Resolution
Commend Brookhaven High School 'Panthers' Boys Cross-Country Team for second consecutive state championship.
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16. SR 1
Resolution
Commend Andy Ogletree for finishing his first Masters as Low Amateur.
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GENERAL

Bill Number Bill Description
1. SB 2267
Good Policy
Teacher license; allow reciprocity if teacher possesses standard license from other state and passes background check.
Analysis: This bill builds upon the idea of interstate licensure reciprocity. It eliminates unnecessary criteria when granting reciprocity to out of state license holders thereby increasing government efficiency in filling vacant teacher positions. This bill also increases government accountability by establishing a specific timeframe for responsive action by MDE while maintaining the safety of our public education students.
2. SB 2149
Neutral
MAEP; Department of Education required to hold harmless school district from calculating 2020-2021 average daily attendance.
Analysis: This bill prevents school districts from losing money due to reduced attendance during COVID. The bigger problem is that Miss. uses an outdated method for counting students: Average Daily Attendance (ADA). Instead of putting off the inevitable need to replace Average Daily Attendance with a better way of counting – and funding -- students, lawmakers should explore replacing ADA with a formula based on enrollment counts. This would result in more equitable and accurate funding decisions.
3. SB 2106
Bad Policy
Off-duty law enforcement officers; authorized to use public vehicles for private security duty.
Analysis: This bill allows taxpayer purchased law enforcement vehicles to be used for private security activities by off-duty law enforcement. This is a misuse of public resources. Utilization of law enforcement vehicles for off-duty activities contributes to depreciation and increases the likelihood of mechanical problems. The cost of both would ultimately fall on the taxpayers of Mississippi.
4. SB 2270
Neutral
Autopsies; provide for confidentiality of photographs and recordings of.
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5. SB 2001
Bad Policy
Teachers' salaries; provide for increase.
Analysis: This bill increases teachers’ salaries $1,000 in addition to the annual “step” increase already provided in the teacher pay scale and given to every teacher every year. This bill would provide the third pay increase since 2014. The 2014 and 2019 increases amount to an additional $176.9 million dollars needed every year. Adding another pay increase is simply not fiscally responsible during the middle of a pandemic when so many Mississippians face severe economic hardship and total lack of employment. Our government should focus on directing necessary resources to recovery efforts while maintaining a balanced budget to insure the economic stability of our state as a whole.
6. SB 2020
Neutral
Tribal identification cards; recognize as legal means of personal identification.
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7. SB 2263
Good Policy
Cemeteries and burial grounds; make misleading filings unlawful.
Analysis: This bill enables the government to more effectively perform one of its primary functions, public safety. The bill provides a statutory mechanism to insure those entrusted with the most sacred of duties, honoring our past loved ones, are held accountable in the event they betray the public trust through either false or misleading statements or omissions that lead to the representation of false or misleading information.
8. SB 2307
Neutral
Dyslexia Awareness Training Program; require teachers to complete two hours of training for.
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