MS HB1227 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-1)
Status: Failed on February 28 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-02-28 - Died In Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


An Act To Create The Mental Awareness Program For Schools; To Amend Section 37-3-89, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Require Mental Awareness And Trauma-informed Approaches In Educator Preparation Programs; To Define Trauma-informed Approaches; To Amend Section 37-9-79, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That Public School Districts And Public Charter Schools Shall Have At Least One School Counselor Or Mental Health Services Provider Per 250 Students; To Authorize Underfunded And Understaffed Schools To Employ One School Counselor To Service All The Schools In The Employing School District; To Provide For The Distribution Of Time And Duties Within Such Districts; To Require School Counselors Or School-based Mental Health Services Providers To Create A Trauma-informed Team For Each School; To Require School Districts And Public Charter Schools To Report The Number And Placement Of School Counselors In The District To The Department Of Education; To Authorize School Districts To Enter Into A Memorandum Of Agreement With A Nationally Recognized Social Work Consortium And Certain State Institutions Of Higher Learning To Place Master's Level Graduate Students Into Schools As School Counselors Under A Supervised Internship Program; To Create New Section 37-9-80, Mississippi Code Of 1972, Which Requires The Department Of Education, In Collaboration With The Department Of Mental Health, To Create A Toolkit To Assist Schools In Implementing Trauma-informed Approaches; And For Related Purposes.

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Mental Awareness Program for School Act; enact to provide for mental health service providers and certain trauma-informed training.


Roll Calls

2023-02-09 - House - House Passed (Y: 115 N: 2 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2023-02-28SenateDied In Committee
2023-02-14SenateReferred To Education
2023-02-10HouseTransmitted To Senate
2023-01-31HouseTitle Suff Do Pass
2023-01-16HouseReferred To Education

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
37389Amended CodeSee Bill Text
37979Amended CodeSee Bill Text

Mississippi State Sources

Bill Comments