Mississippi Legislature
2004 Regular Session

Senator Kelvin E. Butler

District 38

As of 01/22/07 at 11:14

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SB2015  Sales taxation; exempt retail sales of certain articles   Michel
  $%    of clothing during the first weekend in August.        
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2078  Military monuments and memorials; prohibit the            Carmichael
 *      alteration of.                                         
           04/29 Approved by Governor
SB2082  Mississippi Blues Commission; establish.                  Jordan
 *         04/20 Approved by Governor
SB2101  Mississippi Small Business Assistance Act; increase       Thomas
        assistance that small businesses may receive.          
           04/19 Approved by Governor
SB2122  Taxation; income tax credit incentives for certain        Nunnelee
 *$%    activities at brownfield sites.                        
           04/20 (H) Died In Committee
SB2171  Municipalities; may pay real estate brokerage fee upon    Carmichael
        sale or lease of real property.                        
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2297  Assistant teachers receive same minimum sick leave days   Chaney
 *      as licensed teachers; clarify.                         
           05/01 Approved by Governor
SB2300  Office of Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement;       Chaney
 *      extend repealer.                                       
           05/03 (S) Died In Conference
SB2308  Procedure for reinstatement of a teacher's license;       Chaney
 * %    revise.                                                
           05/01 Approved by Governor
SB2314  Task Force on Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention;        Mettetal
 *      revise membership.                                     
           04/12 Approved by Governor
SB2352  PERS; increase amount of unused leave that may be used    Tollison
        to compute the retirement allowance of firemen and     
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2382  Tuition-free attendance at any state IHL or community     Butler
        college; authorize for students with at least 3.0 GPA. 
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2400  Driver's license; additional $1 for Keep Mississippi      Butler
 * %    Beautiful for litter prevention.                       
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2404  Vulnerable adults; revise sexual battery and fondling.    Burton
 *         04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2417  Law enforcement/jailers; revise definition of             Huggins
 *      part-time.                                             
           04/20 Approved by Governor
SB2427  Tax credit for employer providing skills training or      Chaney
  $%    retraining; increase and delete repealer.              
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2429  Sales tax; reduce the sales tax on prepared foods to      Butler
  $%    6%.                                                    
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2430  Ad valorem taxes; exempt motor vehicles owned by          Butler
  $%    persons sixty-five or older.                           
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2446  Honorary high school diplomas to Vietnam War veterans;    Little
 *      authorize.                                             
           04/29 Approved by Governor
SB2452  Child custody; custodial parent responsible for health    Butler
        care expenses when court order is silent.              
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2461  Highways; designate Lower Historic Byway as an official   Dearing
 *      scenic byway.                                          
           05/13 Approved by Governor
SB2467  Seat belt law; make primary offense, revise aggregate     Tollison
 *      fine.                                                  
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2469  Justice Court Judges; increase salaries of.               Butler
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2471  Appropriation; Co-Lin Community College NEH Humanities    Dearing
        Challenge Grant Match; FY2005.                         
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2473  Education qualifications for cosmetologists; may          Butler
   %    include approved high school vocational-technical      
        cosmetology courses.                                   
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2478  Health insurance policies; require coverage for           Williamson
        colorectal cancer examinations.                        
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2498  Contract personnel with direct contact with students;     Chaney
 * %    authorize procedure for criminal background checks.    
           05/13 Approved by Governor
SB2508  Highways; designate I-20 and Highway 15 interchange in    Burton
        Newton County as "Medgar Evers Memorial Interchange."  
           04/12 Approved by Governor
SB2510  "Chiropractic Physician"; licensed chiropractors may      Little
 *      use title.                                             
           04/29 Approved by Governor
SB2522  Illegal drug interdiction; create task force.             Tollison
           04/14 (H) Died On Calendar
SB2527  Justice Court; revise jurisdictional amount.              Butler
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2528  Appropriation; to Department of Mental Health to fund     Butler
  $%    crisis intervention centers.                           
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2530  Electric utilities; give credit to customers who          Butler
        generate electricity.                                  
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2532  Law enforcement officers; expand coverage for line of     Albritton
 *      duty death benefits.                                   
           04/26 Approved by Governor
SB2539  "Mississippi Comprehensive Workforce Training and         Little
 * %    Education Consolidation Act of 2004"; enact (Governor's
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2541  Health insurance review panel; create to review           Butler
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2545  Municipalities; revise method of notice of special        Burton
           04/12 Approved by Governor
SB2554  Sex offenders; prohibit from owning, working for, or      Ross
 * %    volunteering for a child care service.                 
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2561  Municipal employees; authorize deduction of union dues    Dawkins
        from salary upon written request.                      
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2574  Taxation; continue exclusion of carbon dioxide from the   Dearing
  $%    definition of gas and continue ad valorem tax          
        exemption for carbon dioxide.                          
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2577  Psychiatric residential treatment facility beds in        Lee (35th)
        Simpson County; authorize CON for.                     
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2597  Highways; place project in Natchez in the gaming          Dearing
        counties state-assisted infrastructure program.        
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2621  Tunica County justice court judges; authorize salary      Jackson (11th)
        supplement for.                                        
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2623  Distinctive license tag; authorize for various            Michel
 * %    organizations and revise certain existing tags.        
           05/13 Approved by Governor
SB2640  Purchase of supply of natural gas; authorize certain      Little
 * %    municipalities to contract for purchase and exempt from
        bid requirements.                                      
           05/14 Approved by Governor
SB2641  Municipalities; establish Employer-Assisted Housing       Tollison
        Program for assistance to employee purchasing a home.  
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2647  County officials; increase salaries.                      Little
 * %       05/04 Approved by Governor
SB2698  Sales tax; authorize special municipal/county sales tax   Burton
  $%    to fund certain capital projects.                      
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2700  Fourteenth and Twentieth Circuit Court Districts; allow   Butler
 *      judges to run by post.                                 
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2712  Eligibility for alternative teaching route programs and   Chaney
 *      teacher scholarship incentives; revise (Governor's     
           04/26 Approved by Governor
SB2726  Retired teachers; may draw retirement benefits and be     Butler
        reemployed as teachers if they have 25 years of        
        creditable service.                                    
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2739  Real Estate Commission licensees; revise various          Michel
        regulatory laws.                                       
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2754  Business advertising signs; prohibit governing            King
   %    authorities from imposing fees and privilege taxes.    
           04/12 Approved by Governor
SB2777  Highway work zone; revise penalty for speeding.           Hewes
           04/12 Approved by Governor
SB2792  Distinctive license tags; create a "Mississippi, home     Jordan
   %    of the blues" distinctive tag.                         
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2809  Bonds; authorize issuance of bonds to fund the            Robertson
 *$%@   Mississippi Rural Impact Fund.                         
           05/09 (S) Died In Conference
SB2833  Deer hunting; extend season for bucks in certain          Morgan
        counties adjoining and south of Highway 98.            
           03/18 (S) Died In Committee
SB2850  "Rural Health Availability Act"; enact.                   Burton
 *         04/29 Approved by Governor
SB2853  Mineral Lease Commission; transfer authority to           Dearing
 * %    Mississippi Major Economic Impact Authority.           
           05/01 Approved by Governor
SB2857  Elections; comply with the Help America Vote Act of       Chamberlin
 *      2002.                                                  
           04/06 Approved by Governor
SB2862  Child in custody of DHS; transferred to regional mental   Nunnelee
 *      health center for evaluation if believed to be in need 
        of certain treatment.                                  
           05/13 Approved by Governor
SB2869  Feticide; revise offense.                                 Nunnelee
 *         05/06 Approved by Governor
SB2876  Exceptional children receiving state financial            Chaney
 *      assistance; revise eligibility requirements.           
           04/14 (H) Died On Calendar
SB2877  Sale of gift certificate with expiration date or          Hyde-Smith
        service fee; prohibit under consumer protection        
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2880  Mississippi Major Economic Impact Act; revise             Cuevas
 *$%    definition of the term "project and authorize issuance 
        of bonds."                                             
           05/04 Approved by Governor
SB2882  Motor vehicle license tag; provide for a distinctive      Hyde-Smith
   %    breast cancer awareness tag.                           
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2892  Drug courts; provide assessments on offenses to provide   Hyde-Smith
 * %    funding.                                               
           05/13 Approved by Governor
SB2893  Turkey hunting season; authorize the commission to open   Posey
 *      regular season between March 1 and May 15.             
           05/13 Approved by Governor
SB2957  Identity theft; expand authority of Attorney General to   Tollison
 *      prosecute.                                             
           05/06 Approved by Governor
SB2960  Appropriation; General and Budget Contingency Funds       Little
        deposited to State & School Employees Insurance Fund;  
           04/20 (H) Died In Committee
SB2966  DPS to charge $2.00 fee per abstract for highway patrol   Gordon
   %    retirement fund; authorize.                            
           03/22 (S) Died On Calendar
SB2989  Rails-to-Trails Recreational Districts; allow             King
 *      municipalities to enforce rules and regulations of the 
           04/22 Approved by Governor
SB2990  Disabled Physician Law; certain records shall be          King
           04/29 Approved by Governor
SB3019  Municipalities; reduce period of existence of liens on    Harden
 *      certain real property from five years to two years for 
        lien amnesty purposes.                                 
           04/12 Approved by Governor
SB3051  Small Municipalities and Limited Population Counties      Robertson
 *$%    Fund; increase the amount of bonds that may be issued  
           05/01 (S) Died In Conference
SB3068  Income taxation; provide a tax credit for expenses        Dawkins
  $%    incurred in rehabilitating certain historic structures.
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3072  Health Savings Accounts Act; establish and exempt         Hewes
  $%    certain contributions from gross income.               
           04/20 (H) Died In Committee
SB3077  Income tax; allow credit for child adoption expenses.     Nunnelee
  $%       04/20 (H) Died In Committee
SB3087  Emerging Crops Fund; continue minority loan program and   Robertson
 *$%    increase amounts that may be utilized in the program.  
           05/01 (S) Died In Conference
SB3088  Mississippi Business Investment Act; increase bond for    Robertson
 *$%@   certain grants or loans to counties and municipalities.
           05/09 (S) Died In Conference
SB3091  Major Economic Impact Act; provide additional bonding     Michel
 *$%    authority to address base closure and realignment.     
           05/01 (S) Died In Conference
SB3169  Quitman County; authorize the issuance of refunding       Jackson (11th)
 * %    bonds for certain indebtedness.                        
           05/12 Approved by Governor
SB3173  Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation        Little
  $%    Fund; issue bonds and revise appropriation requirement 
           04/20 (H) Died In Committee
SB3178  Bonds; issue state general obligation bonds for state     Robertson
 *$%@   agencies, IHL and community colleges.                  
           05/09 (S) Died In Conference
SC 503  Mississippi National Guard Troops; express support for    Little
        all presently serving the United States.               
           02/10 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 505  Designate May as Osteoporosis Month in Mississippi.       Hyde-Smith
           03/25 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 509  Former Senator Troy Watkins; commend life of public       Dearing
           02/10 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 514  Amend Constitution; same gender marriages void.           Nunnelee
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SC 519  Marriage; memorialize Congress to propose a               Hewes
        Constitutional Amendment to define.                    
           05/09 (H) Died In Committee
SC 520  "Tenth Anniversary of the International Year of the       Hewes
        Family"; designate and urge promotion of family unit.  
           05/06 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 526  Horace B. Labat, Sr.; commend life.                       Dawkins
           04/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 527  Urge Congress to make more students eligible for free     Dawkins
        school lunches.                                        
           05/09 (S) Died In Committee
SC 537  Commend Kasie Beth Eckman for winning the 2004            Butler
        Mississippi Prudential Spirit of Community Award.      
           02/19 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 538  Urge Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution; to          Little
        protect the Pledge of Allegiance and our National      
           05/06 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 546  Remembering service and commending life of Helicopter     Butler
 *      Crew Chief Specialist Jeremiah DiGiovanni.             
           03/15 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 550  Commend David Robertson and Tony Busby for heroic         Jackson (15th)
           03/08 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 557  Commend life and military service of Army Sergeant        Butler
        Shanta Bridges.                                        
           03/15 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 561  Commend life and public service of Gloster Alderman and   Butler
        Fire Commissioner Elliot Davis, Jr.                    
           03/15 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 563  Commend Colonel L.M. Claiborne, Jr., first                Jackson (32nd)
        African-American Director of the Highway Safety Patrol.
           03/15 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 564  Urge Congress to keep the mail processing plant in        White
        Jackson open.                                          
           05/09 (H) Died In Committee
SC 567  Commend Eddie Khayat, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.    Michel
           03/15 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 568  Commend Coach Lindy Callahan, Mississippi Sports Hall     Michel
        of Fame.                                               
           03/15 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 570  Commend Jack Carlisle, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.   Michel
           03/15 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 571  Commend Lee Baker, posthumous induction into the          Michel
        Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.                       
           03/15 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 572  Commend Johnie Cooks, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.    Michel
           03/15 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 573  Commend Willie Totten, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.   Michel
           03/15 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 574  Commend posthumous induction of Don Owens into the        Michel
        Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.                       
           03/15 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 578  Commend career of music heritage pioneer Rev. Arnold      Thomas
        Dwight "Gatemouth" Moore.                              
           03/25 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 579  Commend distinguished career of "Divorce Court" Judge     Harden
        Mablean Ephraim.                                       
           03/25 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 580  Commend life, career and service of Jackson businessman   Chaney
        Warren A. Hood.                                        
           03/25 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 591  Commend life of Assistant Attorney General Alice Wise.    Ross
           04/01 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 595  Designate National Boys and Girls Club Week.              Dawkins
           04/08 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 598  Commend Mississippi State University Basketball Team      Little
        for winning SEC regular season title.                  
           04/08 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 600  Commend service of 1st Battalion, 204th Air Defense       Burton
           04/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 601  Commend career of award-winning actress Tonea Stewart     Jordan
        of Greenwood, Mississippi.                             
           04/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 602  Commend career and civic contributions of Fred Carl,      Jordan
           04/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 603  Commend Mendenhall Principal and Coach James Crain on     Lee (35th)
           04/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 604  Commend Senator Billy Hewes, 2004 ALEC National           Michel
           04/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 609  Suspend rules for drafting, etc. of bill to extend        Huggins
        repealer on housing state inmates in county jails.     
           04/26 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 611  Commend 2003 Ole Miss Rebel Football Team and Coach       Tollison
        David Cutcliffe.                                       
           04/26 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 613  Request State Department of Education to develop          Robertson
        healthy school menus.                                  
           05/09 (H) Died In Committee
SC 614  Commend Jackson "Senators" Baseball Team for winning      Michel
        2003 CBL Championship.                                 
           04/26 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 616  Commend the life of Mrs. Allen Hobbs Capps and express    Little
        the sympathy of the Legislature.                       
           05/09 (H) Died In Committee
SC 617  Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of     Horhn
           05/10 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 622  Commend Mr. Pearl Frazier on his 105th birthday.          Frazier
           05/06 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 624  Susp. rules further consideration/passage of S.B. 2930;   Doxey
        Economic Development Highway Act; revise term "high    
        economic benefit project."                             
           05/10 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SR  13  Miss Christina Myers, commend on being named              Michel
        Mississippi Junior Miss 2004.                          
           03/12 (S) Adopted
SR  16  Horace B. Labat, Sr.; commend life.                       Dawkins
           03/12 (S) Adopted
SR  19  Commend Graduate School Deans from JSU with 50 years of   Frazier
           03/31 (S) Adopted
SR  34  Commend Specialist Roger "Bubba" Walters for protecting   Lee (47th)
        fellow soldiers in Iraq.                               
           04/23 (S) Adopted
SR  51  Commend the life and legacy of public service of Mr.      Horhn
        John H. Lee.                                           
           05/04 (S) Adopted
SR  54  Commend life of Honorable Frank Stimley.                  Horhn
           05/06 (S) Adopted
SR  58  Commend Thomas Hamill for bravery.                        Jackson (32nd)
           05/06 (S) Adopted
SR  59  Commend music educator Elaine Cox on her retirement.      Robertson
           05/06 (S) Adopted
SR  60  Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of     Horhn
           05/09 (S) Died In Committee

KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed

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