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(This page includes tips from reporters, citizens journalists, and others identifying Mississippi bills (introduced or passed) that resemble ALEC model legislation. CMD encourages the use of this forum and encourages further detailed research to verify all claims.)

  • HB 1423 (introduced 1/17/05, Died in Education Committee) "Mississippi Education Reform Act of 2005" (Sponsor: Herb Frierson (R)). ALEC language occurs in Section 50,[1] similar to ALEC proposed "Virtual Public Schools Act".[2][3]
  • SB 2602 (introduced 1/13/06, Passed Senate 2/1/06) (Passed House 3/9/06) (Approved by Governor 3/28/06) "Mississippi Education Reform Act of 2006" (Sponsor: Mike Chaney (R)). ALEC language occurs in Section 10,[4] similar to ALEC proposed "Virtual Public Schools Act".[5] Votes (Senate Vote 30 Yeas, 19 Nays; Senate Concurrence Vote 29 Yeah, 14 Nays) (House Vote 116 Yeas, 4 Nays)[6]
  • HB 1 (introduced 1/6/09) (Passed House 2/9/09) (Died in S Education Comm 3/3/09) "Mississippi Education Reform Act of 2006; delete repealer on." (Sponsor: Joseph Warren (D)). Key ALEC language in Section 2. The original bill was set to expire in 2009, this bill would delete the expiration date and continue the Virtual Public School Program,[7] similar to ALEC proposed "Virtual Public Schools Act".[8] Votes (House 120 Yeas, 2 Nays)[9]
  • SB 2328 (Introduced 1/8/09) (Passed Senate 2/4) (Passed House 3/5) (Approved by Governor 3/16) "Statutes relating to public education; delete repealers." (Sponsor: Videt Carmichael (R)). Key ALEC language in Section 32. The original bill was set to expire in 2009, this bill would delete the expiration date and continue the Virtual Public School Program,[10] similar to ALEC proposed "Virtual Public Schools Act".[11] Votes (Senate Vote 52 Yeas, 0 Nays) (House 108 Yeas, 11 Nays)[12]

References

  1. Mississippi State Legislature, HB1423, introduced legislation, accessed July 20, 2011
  2. American Legislative Exchange Council, Virtual Public Schools Act, model legislation exposed by the Center for Media and Democracy, July 13, 2011
  3. Bill History, HB 1423 Bill History, accessed July 21, 2011
  4. Mississippi State Legislature, SB 2602, sent to Governor, accessed July 21, 2011
  5. American Legislative Exchange Council, Virtual Public Schools Act, model legislation exposed by the Center for Media and Democracy, July 13, 2011
  6. Bill History SB 2602 Bill History, accessed July 21, 2011
  7. Mississippi State Legislature HB 1, as Passed the House, accessed July 21, 2011
  8. American Legislative Exchange Council, Virtual Public Schools Act, model legislation exposed by the Center for Media and Democracy, July 13, 2011
  9. Bill History,HB 1 Bill History, accessed July 21, 2011
  10. Mississippi State Legislature SB 2328, as Approved by Governor, accessed July 21, 2011
  11. American Legislative Exchange Council, Virtual Public Schools, model legislation exposed by the Center for Media and Democracy, July 13, 2011
  12. Bill History SB 2328 Bill History, accessed July 21, 2011