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MS Senate announces hearing dates for Committee on Women, Children and Families

By: Sarah Ulmer - July 21, 2022

The committee was created after the U.S. Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade and Mississippi’s trigger law on abortion restrictions went into effect. 

The hearings will be chaired by Senator Nicole Boyd and will be held at the Capitol on September 27 and 28 as well as October 25 and 26, They will take place in Senate Room 216 and also be available on the Legislature’s live stream.

The committee will look at what legislative recommendations can improve life for families and young children (birth to 3)

According the Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann’s office the topics will cover a statistical overview and maternal/child healthcare (September 27); adoption, foster care, and child support (September 28); childcare availability (October 25); and early intervention (October 26).  Additional hearing dates or topics may be added as necessary.

“Testimony primarily from state agency heads and experts, and research following these hearings, will aid Senator Boyd and the study group members in forming policy proposals going into the 2023 Legislative Session,” Hosemann said.

The public will also be included in the hearings. You can submit a written testimony to, which will be shared with the full study group.

“Many people have personal stories about these topics and written testimony provides an opportunity to share them with study group members and the Senate,” Senator Boyd said. “We are also encouraging legislators to reach out to their constituents and hold public hearings in their districts before the study group hearing dates in the fall.”

Other members of the study group include Senators Kevin Blackwell, Hob Bryan, Dean Kirby, Rod Hickman, Angela Hill, Chad McMahan, Angela Turner-Ford, and Brice Wiggins.

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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state. Email Sarah: