Legislative Analysis

2022 House & Senate Bills to Watch

See status of key education bills under consideration in House and Senate chambers in the 2021 Legislative Session.

Senate Bill 2444 – adjusts salary schedule for teachers as follows: increases starting salary for certified teachers to $39,000 in 2022-2023 and $40,000 in 2023-2024 and thereafter; increases salary for all certified teachers an average of $4,785; provides annual step increases of $500 with larger increases at years 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25; five-year increase varies based on years of experience and certification level.

  • Referred to Senate Education and Appropriations Committees, 1/17/2022
  • Passed by Senate Education Committee, 1/20/2022
  • Passed by Senate Appropriations Committee, 1/20/2022
  • Passed by Senate, 1/21/2022
  • Referred to House Education and Appropriations Committees, 1/21/2022

House Bill 530 – Strategically Accelerating the Recruitment and Retention of Teachers (START) Act of 2022, adjusts salary schedule for teachers as follows: increases starting salary for certified teachers to $43,000, beginning in 2022-2023 school year; increases salary for all certified teachers an average of $4,500, beginning in 2022-2023 school year; provides annual step increases, which range from $135 to $794 based on years of experience and certification level;  increases base salary for assistant teachers by $2,000 from current $15,000 to $17,000, beginning in 2022-2023 school year.

  • Referred to House Appropriations Committee, 1/11/2022
  • Passed by House Appropriations Committee, 1/11/2022
  • Passed by House, 1/12/2022  
  • Referred to Senate Education and Appropriations Committees, 1/20/2022

House Bill 531 – Mississippi Tax Freedom Act of 2022, makes sweeping changes to the state’s revenue system, including the elimination of income tax; revenue loss estimated to be $1.5-billion (a quarter of current General Fund revenue) on full implementation; could trigger massive budget cuts to public education and other essential state services.

  • Referred to House Ways and Means Committee, 1/11/2022
  • Passed by House Ways and Means Committee, 1/11/2022
  • Passed by House, 1/12/2022 
Past Senate Bills
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Past House Bills
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