Senate Bill 2693: State Takeover of School Districts

Committee Education Author Briggs Hopson Session 2024 Session Latest Action On April 10, the House passed a strike-all amendment for SB 2693 that removes the original language for SB 2693 and inserts the language for HB 1453, better known as the “INSPIRE Act.” This occurred the day after the Senate voted not to concur with…

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Senate Bill 2693: State Takeover of School Districts

Senate Bill 2682: Repealer Extension on Critical Teacher Shortage Act

Committee Education Author Dennis DeBar Session 2024 Session Latest Action On April 10, the House amended and passed SB 2682. The bill now awaits concurrence from the Senate.  As amended, the bill contains a reverse repealer, meaning that the Senate will likely invite conference. Explanation of the Bill As amended, SB 2682 would extend the…

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Senate Bill 2682: Repealer Extension on Critical Teacher Shortage Act

Senate Bill 2681: Dyslexia Therapists in Schools

Committee Education Author Jeremy England Session 2024 Session Latest Action On April 9, the House passed SB 2681. The bill now awaits the Governor’s signature. Explanation of the Bill The committee substitute for Senate Bill 2681 expands the definition of professionals who can be licensed as dyslexia therapists through the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE)….

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Senate Bill 2681: Dyslexia Therapists in Schools

Senate Bill 2339: Sign Language Course as Foreign Language Credit

Committee Education Author Angela Burks Hill Session 2024 Session Latest Action On April 4, the House passed SB 2339. The bill is now awaiting the Governor’s signature. Explanation of the Bill Senate Bill 2339 directs the State Board of Education to develop a curriculum for a course in sign language. Though the bill does not…

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Senate Bill 2339: Sign Language Course as Foreign Language Credit

House Bill 1590: Changes to PERS Board

Committee State Affairs Author Henry Zuber Session 2024 Session Latest Action The Senate Government Structure Committee failed to take action on HB 1590 by the April 2 deadline, causing this bill to die in committee. Explanation of the Bill As amended, House Bill 1590 would reconstitute the PERS Board of Trustees with political appointees, as…

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House Bill 1590: Changes to PERS Board