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  • State Sen. Joey Fillingane (MS) 5:29 pm on May 17, 2012 Permalink |
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    Mississippi gets strict voter ID law

    Bill: Initiative 27 (2011) and HB921 (2012)

    Sponsored by State Senator Joey Fillingane and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, and enacted by the voters of Mississippi in November 2011, Initiative No. 27 amended the Mississippi Constitution to require voters to submit a government issued photo identification before being allowed to vote. Any voter lacking government issued photo identification may obtain photo identification without charge from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. In 2012, the Mississippi legislature, sponsor Rep. Bill Denny, and Gov. Phil Bryant activated the state’s voter ID law by passing HB921.

    Also: “Mississippi Voter Identification Amendment, Initiative 27 (2011)”

    “Gov. Bryant signs Mississippi voter ID bill into law”

    “Mississippi Voters Approve Voter ID Proposal”

    “Voter ID initiative passes”

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  • State Sen. Joey Fillingane (MS) 12:28 pm on February 14, 2012 Permalink |
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    Mississippi voters to get second chance at personhood law

    Bill: SCR555 (PDF)

    Sponsored by Sen. Fillingane, SCR555 is a legislatively referred constitutional amendment that creates a new section to protect the life of every unborn child from conception to birth. The section also prohibits the use of public funds to pay for abortions.

    Also: “Residents May Again Vote On Personhood Initiative”

     
  • State Sen. Joey Fillingane (MS) 4:17 pm on April 20, 2011 Permalink |
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    Mississippi among first U.S. states with constitutional amendment banning gay marriage

    Bill: HCR56 (PDF)

    Sponsored by Reps. Barnet, Fillingane, et al, and signed into law by Gov. Barbour, HCR56 is a legislatively referred ballot initiative from 2004 that allowed voters of Mississippi to amend the Mississippi Constitution to define marriage as only between one man and one woman. Amendment 1, which passed by overwhelming margins, made Mississippi one of eleven states to ban same-sex marriage in 2004.

    Also: “Mississippi Marriage Definition, Amendment 1 (2004)”

    “Eleven States Ban Gay Marriage”

     
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