Miss. House roll call on Open Meetings fines

Published 10:42 am Friday, March 5, 2010

JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi House, on a 65-54 vote, approved an amendment Thursday that would require individuals, rather than taxpayers, to pay fines for violating Open Meetings laws.

A yes vote was a vote for the proposal, while a no vote was a vote against it.

Voting yes were 23 Democrats and 42 Republicans. Voting no were 50 Democrats and 4 Republicans.

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Democrats voting yes (23)

Bell, Fulton; Brown, Jackson; Dedeaux, Perkinston; Duvall, Mantachie; Eaton, Taylorsville; B. Evans, Monticello; Holland, Plantersville; B. Jones, Pascagoula; Lane, Waynesboro; Mayo, Clarksdale;

Moak, Bogue Chitto; Nicholson, Little Rock; Norquist, Cleveland; Nowell, Louisville; Parker, Lucedale; Patterson, Biloxi; Reynolds, Charleston; M. Rogers, New Albany; J. Smith, Columbus; Stevens, West;

Sullivan, Okolona; Walley, Leakesville; Ward, Ripley.

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Republicans voting yes (42)

Akins, Oxford; L. Baker, Senatobia; Beckett, Bruce; Bennett, Long Beach; Bondurant, Grenada; Byrd, Petal; Campbell, Meridian; Carpenter, Burnsville; Chism, Columbus; Currie, Brookhaven;

DeLano, Biloxi; Denny, Jackson; Ellington, Raymond; Fillingane, Sumrall; Formby, Picayune; Frierson, Poplarville; Gipson, Braxton; Guice, Ocean Springs; Gunn, Clinton; E. Hamilton, Olive Branch;

F. Hamilton, Hurley; Horne, Meridian; Howell, Kilmichael; M. Huddleston, Pontotoc; Martinson, Madison; Mayhall, Southaven; Mims, McComb; Monsour, Vicksburg; Moore, Brandon; Morgan, Morgantown;

Palazzo, Biloxi; Pigott, Tylertown; Read, Gautier; Reed, Ackerman; R. Rogers, Pearl; Snowden, Meridian; Staples, Laurel; Turner, Baldwyn; Upshaw, Diamondhead; Weathersby, Florence;

Woods, Byhalia; Zuber, Ocean Springs.

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Democrats voting no (50)

Arinder, Morton; Bailey, Greenville; Banks, Jackson; Blackmon, Canton; Bounds, Philadelphia; Broomfield, Moss Point; K. Buck, Holly Springs; K.C. Buck, Jackson; Burnett, Tunica; Calhoun, Jackson;

Clark, Pickens; Clarke, Jackson; Cockerham, Magnolia; L. Coleman, Mound Bayou; M. Coleman, Jackson; Compretta, Bay St. Louis; Dickson, Macon; Ellis, Starkville; Espy, Clarksdale; J. Evans, Jackson;

Flaggs, Vicksburg; Fredericks, Gulfport; Gadd, Hickory Flat; Gardner, Batesville; Gibbs, West Point; Harrison, Columbus; Hines, Greenville; Holloway, Hazlehurst; R. Huddleston, Sumner; Johnson, Natchez;

W. Jones, Meridian; Malone, Carthage; McBride, Courtland; McCoy, Rienzi; Middleton, Port Gibson; Moss, Corinth; Myers, McComb; Peranich, Pass Christian; Perkins, Greenwood; Puckett, Hatley;

Robinson, Bolton; Scott, Laurel; F. Smith, Carthage; Straughter, Belzoni; Stringer, Montrose; Thomas, Indianola; Warren, Mount Olive; Watson, Hattiesburg; Whittington, Schlater; Wooten, Jackson.

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Republicans voting no (4)

M. Baker, Brandon; Barker, Hattiesburg; Jennings, Southaven; McGee, Brandon.

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Republican not voting (1)

Aldridge, Tupelo

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Democrat absent (1)

Shows, Ellisville.

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Republican absent (1)

Ishee, Gulfport.