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2021 Senate Education Bill Summaries

The summaries attempt to highlight major components of each bill. Click on the bill number to read the bill in its entirety and to view the latest action.

SB 2149- MAEP; Department of Education required to hold harmless school district from calculating 2020-2021 average daily attendance.

  • An act to amend section 37-151-103, Mississippi Code of 1972, to require the State Department of Education to hold school districts harmless when calculating average daily attendance for the 2020-2021 scholastic year
  • To provide that the State Department of Education shall use each school district's average daily attendance for the 2019-2020 scholastic year in place of the school district's average daily attendance for the 2020-2021 scholastic year for the purpose of calculating funding under the Mississippi Adequate Education Program
  • And for related purposes
  • Approved by Governor

 

SB 2267- Teacher license; allow reciprocity if teacher possesses standard license from other state and passes background check.

  • An act to amend section 37-3-2, Mississippi Code of 1972, to provide that the Department of Education shall grant licenses to teachers if they possess a valid standard license from another state and pass a character and fitness background check
  • And for related purposes
  • Approved by Governor

SB 2536 - Athletics; provide that schools designate teams by biological sex

 

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SB 2798 - Broadband services; provide for the participation of rate-regulated electric utilities in the expansion of.

  • An act to provide for certain participation of rate-regulated electric utilities in the expansion of broadband services in the state of Mississippi
  • To amend section 77-3-2, Mississippi Code of 1972, to declare the policy of this state to support expansion of existing and emerging technologies to foster reliable and resilient service and customer access to enhanced services
  • To amend section 77-3-3, Mississippi Code of 1972, to include definitions of "Broadband Service Provider," "Broad and Operator," "Electric Delivery System" and "Enhanced Grid Investments"
  • To amend section 77-3-44, Mississippi Code of 1972, to include Fiber Optic Infrastructure and Enhanced Grid Investments as an economic development activity in which certain utilities are authorized to undertake, and to authorize Rate-Regulated Electric Utilities to grant permission to broadband operators or broadband service providers to use the electric delivery system
  • To create a new section to provide competitive safeguards when a Rate-Regulated Electric Utility grants permission to a broadband operator or broadband service provider to use any part of the Utility's Electric Delivery System
  • And for related purposes
  • Approved by Governor