MS HB1261 | 2021 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Failed on February 2 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-02-02 - Died In Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


An Act Entitled The "women's Economic Security Act Of 2021"; To Require Minimum Spending Levels On The Child Care Payment Program (ccpp) From The Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (tanf) Block Grant; To Amend Section 37-153-7, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Expand The Mississippi State Workforce Investment Board To Include A Woman With Expertise In Assisting Women In Job Training And Securing Employment In Nontraditional Occupations; To Amend Section 7-1-355, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Require The Mississippi Department Of Employment Security To Achieve Gender Equity In The Workforce Investment Act Or Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act Workforce Development System; To Require Certain Information To Be Included In An Annual Report To The Legislature; To Require Equal Pay Certificates Of Compliance; To Create Women In High-wage, High-demand, Nontraditional Jobs Grant Program; To Establish The Mississippi Paid Family Leave Act; To Establish A Mississippi Higher Education Grant Program For Single Mothers To Provide Financial Aid To Complete Two- And Four-year Degrees At Public Colleges And Universities Administered By The Postsecondary Education Financial Assistance Bill; To Create The Mississippi Minimum Wage Act; To Provide For The Implementation Of A State Minimum Wage; To Amend Sections 17-1-51 And 25-3-40, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Conform To The Preceding Section; To Bring Forward Sections 7-7-204, 23-15-239, 37-7-307, 57-34-5, 85-3-4, 97-3-54.4 And 99-19-20, Mississippi Code Of 1972, For The Purpose Of Possible Amendment; To Provide That No Employer Shall Pay An Employee A Wage At A Rate Less Than The Rate At Which An Employee Of A Different Gender Is Paid For Comparable Work; To Provide That An Employee May File A Petition In The Proper Circuit Court For Violations Of This Act; And For Related Purposes.

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Women's Economic Security Act of 2021; create.



2021-02-02HouseDied In Committee
2021-01-18HouseReferred To Workforce Development;Public Health and Human Services

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
17151Amended CodeSee Bill Text
2315239New CodeSee Bill Text
25340Amended CodeSee Bill Text
371537Amended CodeSee Bill Text
377307New CodeSee Bill Text
57345New CodeSee Bill Text
71355Amended CodeSee Bill Text
77204New CodeSee Bill Text
8534New CodeSee Bill Text
97354New CodeSee Bill Text
991920New CodeSee Bill Text

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