Mississippi Legislature
2004 Regular Session

Senate Finance Committee

As of 06/01/04 at 15:42

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HB 193  Income tax; authorize State Tax Commission to allow       Fleming
 * %    taxpayers owing additional tax to pay through          
        installment agreement.                                 
           04/06 (S) Died In Committee
HB 288  Mississippi Business Investment Act; extend repealer on   Watson
        MDA authority to use bond proceeds to make loans for   
        low or moderate housing (RP).                          
           04/20 Approved by Governor
HB 441  Sales Tax Incentive Fund; extend repealer (RP).           Watson
 *         05/27 Approved by Governor
HB 444  Emerging Crops Fund; extend repealer on certain           Watson
 * %    provisions.                                            
           04/20 Approved by Governor
HB 553  Ad valorem taxation; revise the definition of "home" or   Rogers (14th)
  $%    "homestead" under the homestead exemption law.         
           04/20 (S) Died In Committee
HB 817  County industrial development authorities, certain;       Smith (39th)
   %    revise maturity date for bonds issued by.              
           04/27 Approved by Governor
HB 829  Income tax; allow a credit for certain charges paid by    Broomfield
 *$%    taxpayers importing and exporting products at ports.   
           05/12 Approved by Governor
HB 973  "Mississippi Comprehensive Workforce Training and         Frierson
 * %    Education Consolidation Act of 2004"; enact.           
           05/25 Approved by Governor
HB 992  Title certificates on motor vehicles and manufactured     Turner
 * %    homes; provide expedited procedure for processing;     
        increase fees.                                         
           05/13 Approved by Governor
HB 999  Income tax; revise amount of certain military             Montgomery
 *$%    compensation for officers which is excluded from gross 
        income.                                                
           05/04 Approved by Governor
HB1051  Motor vehicle privilege tax; revise definition of         Watson
 *$%    certain carriers of property (STC).                    
           05/04 Approved by Governor
HB1062  Ad valorem tax; continue exclusion of carbon dioxide      Reeves
 *$%    from definition of gas and continue exemption for      
        carbon dioxide.                                        
           05/04 Approved by Governor
HB1086  Major Economic Impact Act; increase amount of bonds       Smith (39th)
  $%    authorized for certain projects.                       
           04/20 (S) Died In Committee
HB1087  City of Horn Lake; authorize to levy hotel and motel      Mayhall
 * %@   tax for tourism.                                       
           05/27 Approved by Governor
HB1149  PERS; make certain technical revisions to the laws        Brown
   %    governing the retirement system.                       
           04/14 (S) Died In Committee
HB1179  PERS; allow deductions from benefits for group life or    Brown
   %    health insurance and certain dues.                     
           04/14 (S) Died In Committee
HB1181  PERS; revise types of investments that may be made of     Brown
        the board of trustees.                                 
           04/14 (S) Died In Committee
HB1201  Natural gas; revise tax rate on certain occluded          Reeves
  $%    natural gas produced from coal seams.                  
           04/20 (S) Died In Committee
HB1217  Bonds; revise purposes for which allocations may be       Morris
   %    used by community and junior colleges.                 
           04/27 Approved by Governor
HB1333  Income tax; eliminate consolidated return filings of      Watson
        corporate income tax returns.                          
           04/20 Approved by Governor
HB1334  Gaming; authorize State Tax Commission to determine       Watson
 *      revenue subject to fees and tax, provide access to all 
        licensee revenue areas during audit.                   
           05/03 (H) Died In Conference
HB1336  City of Hattiesburg; authorize food, beverage and hotel   Watson
 * %    tax to fund capital improvements at USM.               
           05/09 (S) Died In Committee
HB1349  License Tag Commission; authorize to enter into cost      Eaton
 *      saving or revenue generating contracts.                
           04/16 (S) Died On Calendar
HB1376  Disability; authorize payment of temporary benefit to     Stringer
        PERS members who have applied for.                     
           04/28 Approved by Governor
HB1394  Motor vehicle identification cards; authorize county      Fleming
 * %    tax collectors to sell.                                
           04/06 (S) Died In Committee
HB1443  Regional economic development alliances; repeal tax       Howell
  $%    exemption for certain business enterprises operating   
        in.                                                    
           05/01 Approved by Governor
HB1456  Sales tax; allow telecommunications providers to sell     Watson
   %    taxable and nontaxable services at a single nonitemized
        price.                                                 
           04/12 Approved by Governor
HB1458  Sales tax; clarify use of direct pay permits by owners    Watson
   %    of certain floating structures.                        
           04/16 (S) Died On Calendar
HB1459  Motor fuel tax; exclude racing fuel.                      Watson
  $%       05/01 Approved by Governor
HB1460  Income taxation; authorize State Tax Commission to        Watson
 *      enter into tax refund offset program with the federal  
        government.                                            
           05/04 Approved by Governor
HB1491  Alcoholic beverages; revise privilege tax for             Holland
  $%    manufacturer/distiller producing a product obtained    
        primarily from Mississippi ingredients.                
           05/01 Approved by Governor
HB1627  Insurance, surplus lines; State Tax Commission to         Peranich
   %    collect insurance premium tax.                         
           04/07 (S) Died In Committee
HB1640  Mississippi Small Business Opportunities Program;         Scott
 *$%    create and authorize issuance of bonds to fund.        
           05/01 (H) Died In Conference
HB1648  Mississippi Major Economic Impact Act; revise             Dedeaux
  $%    definition of the term "project" and authorize issuance
        of bonds.                                              
           04/20 (S) Died In Committee
HB1654  Major Economic Impact Act; authorize issuance of          Bentz
 *$%    additional bonds to address possible military base     
        closure and realignment.                               
           04/20 (S) Died In Committee
HB1659  Growth and Prosperity Act; revise definition of "state    Howell
  $%    tax" under to exempt certain leases of equipment from  
        sales and use taxes.                                   
           05/01 Approved by Governor
HB1676  George County Lake; increase bonds for project.           Robinson (84th)
  $%       04/20 (S) Died In Committee
HB1762  Mississippi Development Bank; authorize DEQ to borrow     Smith (39th)
 *$%    from for loan programs, Department of Rehabilitation   
        Services to borrow from.                               
           05/14 Approved by Governor
HB1778  City of Jackson; extend repeal date of the Jackson        Robinson (63rd)
 * %    Convention and Visitors Bureau.                        
           05/12 Approved by Governor
HB1779  Hinds County; authorize to establish special assessment   Robinson (63rd)
   %    districts to assist economic development in the county.
           05/09 (S) Died In Committee
HB1780  Taxation; provide certain tax incentives for the          Peranich
 *$%    production of motion pictures in Mississippi.          
           05/12 Approved by Governor
HB1785  Sales tax; exempt stripping and painting of commercial    Bailey
 *$%    aircraft engaged in foreign or interstate              
        transportation.                                        
           05/01 (H) Died In Conference
HB1787  City of Saltillo; authorize tax on hotels, motels,        Holland
 * %@   restaurants and convenience stores to promote tourism. 
           05/09 (H) Died On Calendar
HB1788  Bonds; authorize issuance for certain economic            Howell
 *$%    development programs and projects.                     
           05/01 (H) Died In Conference
HB1791  Bonds; increase amount authorized for certain             Howell
 *$%@   Mississippi Development Authority programs.            
           05/09 (H) Died In Conference
HB1792  Bonds; authorize for Building Fund for the Arts and the   Smith (39th)
 *$%@   Mississippi Community Heritage Preservation Grant Fund.
           05/09 (H) Died In Conference
HB1793  Bonds; issue for IHL, community colleges and state        Smith (39th)
 *$%    agencies capital improvements.                         
           05/01 (H) Died In Conference
HB1794  City of Baldwyn; authorize tax on hotels, motels,         Holland
 * %@   restaurants and convenience stores to promote tourism. 
           05/27 Approved by Governor
HB1796  Ad valorem taxation; revise the definition of "home" or   Janus
 *$%    "homestead" under the homestead exemption law.         
           05/01 (H) Died In Conference
HB1798  Mississippi Major Economic Impact Act; revise             Howell
 *$%@   definition of "project" and authorize issuance of bonds
        for certain projects.                                  
           05/09 (H) Died In Conference
HB1819  Quitman County; authorize issuance of refunding bonds     Burnett
 * %    for certain indebtedness.                              
           05/09 (S) Died In Committee
HB1823  Coast Coliseum Convention Center expansion and            Janus
 * %@   renovation; issue bonds for.                           
           05/27 Approved by Governor
HB1830  Leflore County; authorize to pledge tax revenues as       Perkins
        security for loan guarantee.                           
           05/12 Approved by Governor
HB1831  City of Greenwood; revise membership of Greenwood         Perkins
 * %    Tourist Commission and extend repealer.                
           05/09 (S) Died In Committee
HB1832  City of Jackson; create convention center commission      Robinson (63rd)
 * %@   and levy taxes to construct, operate, promote and      
        maintain a convention center.                          
           05/28 Approved by Governor
HB1834  City of Starkville; may issue bonds with 30-year term     Ellis
   %    for municipal buildings.                               
           05/09 (S) Died In Committee
HB1844  City of Houston; authorize to impose tourism tax.         Sullivan
 * %@      05/27 Approved by Governor
HB1848  Washington County; authorize to pledge tax revenues as    Perkins
        security for loan guarantee.                           
           05/12 Approved by Governor
HB1850  Humphreys County; authorize to pledge tax revenues as     Perkins
        security for loan guarantee.                           
           05/14 Approved by Governor
HB1851  City of Pontotoc; authorize to levy tax on hotels,        Montgomery
 * %@   motels and restaurants for tourism purposes.           
           05/27 Approved by Governor
SB2001  Sales tax; exempt sales to the American Family            Nunnelee
  $%    Association.                                           
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2005  Electronic video machines; legalize in premises other     Walls
   %    than vessels.                                          
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2006  Income tax credit; allow for certain charges paid by      Hewes
  $%    taxpayers importing and exporting products at ports and
        airports.                                              
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2007  Bonds; issue to fund the Railroad Revitalization Fund     Dearing
  $%    for loans for certain railroad projects.               
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2015  Sales taxation; exempt retail sales of certain articles   Michel
  $%    of clothing during the first weekend in August.        
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2016  Sales tax exemption; Habitat for Humanity.                Nunnelee
  $%       03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2018  Retirement; law enforcement officers, fire fighters or    Walls
        emergency service employees may retire after 20 years' 
        service.                                               
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2023  Motor vehicle dealers; require education for issuance     Kirby
        and renewal of licenses.                               
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2027  Retirement; establish the Correctional Officers'          Simmons
        Retirement System of Mississippi.                      
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2032  Bonds; increase amount that may be issued to provide      Dearing
  $%    grants for livestock facilities.                       
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2035  Alcoholic beverages; authorize distribution by private    Hewes
   %    entities.                                              
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2038  Alcoholic beverage; allow holder of package/on-premises   Hewes
   %    retailer's permits to purchase from dist., if          
        unavailable from STC.                                  
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2042  Income tax; provide credit for contributions to school    Nunnelee
   %    tuition organizations or public schools.               
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2044  Income tax; revise certain provisions regarding gains     Nunnelee
  $%    and losses and business deductions.                    
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2045  Sales taxation; exempt certain sales to 501(c)(3)         Dearing
  $%    organizations for conservation projects.               
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2051  Allow all-terrain vehicles to be voluntarily titled in    Little
        this state and allow nonresidents to title them in this
        state.                                                 
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2057  Bonds; issue general obligation bonds to improve Duncan   Dearing
  $%    Park Golf Course in Natchez.                           
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2062  Income tax; increase exemption for National Guard and     Ross
  $%    Reserve pay.                                           
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2067  Sales tax exemption; Ducks Unlimited fund-raising         Dearing
   %    purchases.                                             
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2070  Income tax; increase exemption for National Guard and     Burton
  $%    Reserve pay.                                           
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2072  Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries/Parks; enter into            Dearing
        interlocal agreements with any municipality to operate 
        a satellite golf facility.                             
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2075  Disabled parking; date of expiration of windshield        Hewes
   %    placards must be visible.                              
           04/12 Approved by Governor
SB2081  Ad valorem taxation; reduce amount of variation from a    Huggins
  $%    previous year that true value of agricultural land may 
        not exceed.                                            
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2092  Sales taxation; exempt sales to nonprofit food            Cuevas
  $%    pantries.                                              
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2093  Motor fuel excise taxes; provide partial exemption on     Carmichael
  $%    sales of fuel to volunteer fire departments for use in 
        department vehicles.                                   
           04/20 (H) Died In Committee
SB2095  Ad valorem taxation; revise the definition of "home" or   Browning
  $%    "homestead" under the homestead exemption law.         
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2096  Motor vehicles; grant free parking to Pearl Harbor        King
 * %    survivor or Purple Heart recipient license plates.     
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2097  Ad valorem taxation; revise the definition of "home" or   Dearing
  $%    "homestead" under the homestead exemption law.         
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2101  Mississippi Small Business Assistance Act; increase       Thomas
        assistance that small businesses may receive.          
           04/19 Approved by Governor
SB2114  Income taxation; grant a tax credit for contributions     Jackson (32nd)
  $%    to certain student aid programs.                       
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2120  Retirement system; authorize creditable service for       Jackson (32nd)
        certain part-time employment as a school bus driver.   
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2122  Taxation; income tax credit incentives for certain        Nunnelee
 *$%    activities at brownfield sites.                        
           04/20 (H) Died In Committee
SB2131  Income tax; all payments by self-employed persons for     King
  $%    health insurance are deductible as gross income.       
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2135  Bonds; issue general obligation bonds for construction    Hyde-Smith
  $%    of National Guard Readiness Center in City of          
        Monticello.                                            
           04/20 (H) Died In Committee
SB2136  Retired teachers; may draw retirement benefits and be     Hyde-Smith
        reemployed as teachers in critical teacher shortage    
        areas.                                                 
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2139  School boards; members who receive salaries as            Browning
        compensation are eligible for retirement.              
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2145  License tags; authorize the issuance of distinctive       Hewes
   %    motor vehicle license tags honoring Elvis Presley.     
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2147  Bonds; issue general obligation bonds for repair and      Thomas
  $%    renovation of the Oakes African-American Cultural      
        Center.                                                
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2153  Motor vehicles; authorize a distinctive license tag for   Kirby
   %    supporters of the Blair E. Batson Hospital for         
        Children.                                              
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2172  Bonds; issue to fund the Highway 98 Access Improvement    King
  $%    Program Fund.                                          
           04/20 (H) Died In Committee
SB2176  Retirement; retirees may be reemployed for 195 days per   Harden
        fiscal year.                                           
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2177  Retirement; certain employees of the Department of        Harden
        Corrections many retire after 20 years of service.     
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2179  Bonds; issue general obligation bonds for a stadium on    Harden
  $%    the campus of JSU.                                     
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2182  School bonds; majority vote required on school bond       Harden
   %    issues.                                                
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2183  School bond issue; authorize for one-year period          Harden
   %    without election unless petition of the electorate     
        calls for an election.                                 
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2187  Sales tax; exempt retail sales of certain foods for       Harden
  $%    human consumption.                                     
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2188  Retired teachers; may draw benefits and be reemployed     Harden
        as teachers under certain circumstances.               
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2189  Retired teachers; may draw retirement benefits and be     Harden
        reemployed as teachers if they have 25 years of        
        creditable service.                                    
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2195  State income tax credit for out-of-pocket classroom       Harden
  $%    supply expenditures made by public schoolteachers;     
        provide for.                                           
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2197  Sales taxation; exempt the sale of property and           King
  $%    services used in the improvement of realty for churches
        or religious institutions.                             
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2260  MDA; create the Local Law Enforcement Assistance          Walls
  $%    Program.                                               
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2272  Motor vehicles; 10% disabled veterans may be issued a     Tollison
  $%    disabled veteran tag.                                  
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2276  School board limitation based on assessed valuation;      Tollison
   %    revise.                                                
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2277  Public Employees' Retirement System; authorize member     Tollison
        of the Mississippi National Guard to be included as a  
        coverage group.                                        
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2279  Taxation; exempt one motor vehicle of active duty U.S.    Doxey
  $%    Armed Forces members from ad valorem taxation.         
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2282  Bonds; authorize certain bond proceeds to be utilized     Robertson
   %    to furnish and equip new MEMA building and related     
        facilities.                                            
           04/20 Approved by Governor
SB2283  Bonds; authorize MEMA to utilize the proceeds of bonds    Robertson
 * %    in the Disaster Assistance Trust Fund for certain      
        additional purposes.                                   
           04/20 Approved by Governor
SB2289  Bonds; increase amount that may be issued to provide      Tollison
  $%    grants for livestock facilities.                       
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2293  Retiree health insurance; plan designed by PERS shall     Chaney
        take effect January 1, 2005.                           
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2326  Ad valorem taxation; exempt business inventories from     Cuevas
  $%    ad valorem taxation.                                   
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2328  PERS; members who served as full-time MS National Guard   Tollison
        technicians shall be entitled to a certain amount of   
        credit for such service.                               
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2333  Sales taxation; dealer not liable for additional taxes    Carmichael
        on farm tractors or farm implements under certain      
        circumstances.                                         
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2339  School bonds; require 55% vote to pass.                   Horhn
   %       03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2344  Regional cultural heritage tourism program; create        Horhn
        pilot program.                                         
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2347  Pearl River Valley Water Supply District; add two board   Horhn
        members from the City of Jackson.                      
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2349  Construction contracts; require a set aside for small     Horhn
   %    businesses.                                            
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2350  Gaming licensees; prefer Mississippi residents in         Horhn
        purchasing and hiring.                                 
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2351  Bonds; issue to establish a community development         Horhn
  $%    corporation grant program.                             
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2352  PERS; increase amount of unused leave that may be used    Tollison
        to compute the retirement allowance of firemen and     
        policemen.                                             
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2353  Bonds; issue general obligation bonds for preplanning     Horhn
  $%    of a national civil rights museum.                     
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2354  Bonds; issue general obligation bonds to assist in        Horhn
  $%    construction of a park at Lake Hico.                   
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2365  Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP); create.        Harden
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2390  Major Economic Impact Act; increase bonds authorized      Brown
  $%    for certain projects under.                            
           05/01 Approved by Governor
SB2392  PERS; provide that elected officials who retire after     Ross
        the first of the month due to expiration of term will  
        not be penalized.                                      
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2413  License tags; provide preference for competitive bid by   Huggins
        prison industries for manufacture.                     
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2421  Alcoholic beverages; allow on-premises permit holders     Albritton
 *      to sell drinks for consumption off premises under      
        certain circumstances.                                 
           03/17 (S) Failed
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
SB2431  Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College District;        Robertson
  $%    revise ad valorem tax that member counties may levy for
        operation of.                                          
           04/20 (H) Died On Calendar
SB2435  Ad valorem taxation; exempt a portion of the assessed     Williamson
  $%    value of egg houses, pullet houses and broiler houses. 
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2439  City of Hattiesburg; authorize the imposition of a food   King
 * %    and beverage tax to fund capital improvements at USM.  
           05/27 Approved by Governor
SB2444  Public notices of proposed ad valorem tax effort by       Tollison
        school districts; change content.                      
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2447  Distinctive motor vehicle license tags; reduce fee for    Little
   %    fire fighter tags.                                     
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2453  Retired teachers; may draw benefits and be reemployed     Chaney
        as teachers under certain circumstances.               
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2464  Homestead exemption; increase for persons 100% disabled   Hewes
  $%    and 65 or older.                                       
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2468  Ad valorem taxation; revise the definition of "home" or   Pickering
 *$%    "homestead" under the homestead exemption law.         
           05/04 Approved by Governor
SB2476  Bonds; issue to fund the Railroad Revitalization Fund     Hewes
  $%    for loans for certain railroad projects.               
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2500  License tags; provide 10% preference for competitive      Huggins
        bid by prison industries for manufacture.              
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2526  Petroleum products; unlawful to divert to destination     Hewes
 *      other than destination on manifest.                    
           05/06 Approved by Governor
SB2539  "Mississippi Comprehensive Workforce Training and         Little
 * %    Education Consolidation Act of 2004"; enact (Governor's
        proposal).                                             
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2555  Tax amnesty; required Tax Commission to implement         Dawkins
        program for taxes payable in any year prior to 2004.   
           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
SB2578  Motor vehicles; revise the design of the distinctive      Hyde-Smith
   %    tag for supporters of agriculture.                     
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2580  Motor vehicle ad valorem tax credit; include              Dearing
  $%    motorcycles in vehicles eligible to receive.           
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2582  Bonds; authorize additional use of bonds issued for the   Moffatt
   %    Port of Pascagoula, Mississippi.                       
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2583  County board of education is levying authority for all    Albritton
 * %    school districts in county school system; provide.     
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2585  Sales tax; allow telecommunications providers to sell     Robertson
   %    taxable and nontaxable services at a single nonitemized
        price.                                                 
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2587  State Tax Commission; chairman cannot be reappointed as   Gordon
 *      chairman.                                              
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2594  Beer; allow home-brewing.                                 Dawkins
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2600  Retired teachers; may draw benefits and be reemployed     Carmichael
 *      as teachers under certain circumstances.               
           03/18 (S) Died In Committee
SB2610  Bonds; authorize certain bond proceeds to be used for     Hewes
   %    additional projects by DOT.                            
           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
SB2629  Tax sale of land; prorate portion of excess to            Jordan
        municipalities in certain situations.                  
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2631  Additional privilege tax on heavy vehicles; clarify       Burton
   %    distribution of by counties.                           
           04/20 Approved by Governor
SB2642  Mississippi Children's Museum; expand the locations at    Michel
 * %    which it may be constructed.                           
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2649  Provide for the issuance of a down syndrome awareness     Kirby
   %    tag; proceeds to the Central Mississippi Down Syndrome 
        Society.                                               
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2655  Distinctive tags; wives and unmarried daughters of        Burton
   %    lodge members may purchase tag displaying a Mason      
        emblem.                                                
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2659  PERS; make certain technical revisions to the laws        Thames
 *      governing the retirement system.                       
           05/14 Approved by Governor
SB2666  Light wine or beer; authorize sale and possession at      Gordon
        any qualified resort area.                             
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2667  Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Law; revise       Morgan
        definition of restaurant.                              
           04/20 Approved by Governor
SB2668  Foreign insurance companies; revise various taxes and     Kirby
  $%    fees.                                                  
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2673  PERS; allow deductions from benefits for group life or    Thames
 * %    health insurance and certain dues.                     
           05/12 Approved by Governor
SB2677  Deferred compensation plan; state and political           Thames
        subdivision may make contributions on behalf of        
        members.                                               
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2691  PERS; make payment of benefits by direct deposit          Thames
        optional.                                              
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2692  Motor Vehicle Commission; revise qualifications of        Gordon
        members & clarify manufacturer inducements allowed for 
        government sales.                                      
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2696  Rural Fire Truck Acquisition Act: revise provision;       Thames
  $%    exempt certain sales to fire departments from taxation.
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2698  Sales tax; authorize special municipal/county sales tax   Burton
  $%    to fund certain capital projects.                      
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2708  PERS; revise types of investments that may be made by     Thames
 *      the board of trustees.                                 
           04/20 Approved by Governor
SB2710  Income taxation; increase the tax credit for employers    Robertson
 *$%    providing skills training and extend repealer on       
        credit.                                                
           05/04 Approved by Governor
SB2711  Disabled Veteran's License Plate; surviving spouse to     Kirby
   %    retain even if remarried.                              
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2714  Alcoholic beverages; place sale, manufacture and          Doxey
   %    distribution as all wine under the light wine and beer 
        laws.                                                  
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2717  Income tax; authorize an adjustment to gross income for   Michel
  $%    portion of self-employment taxes paid by self-employed 
        individuals.                                           
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2718  Motor vehicle titles; require titles to be sent to        Wilemon
 * %    owners and lienholders within 30 days after receipt of 
        applications.                                          
           05/03 (S) Died In Conference
SB2722  Alcoholic beverages; authorize distribution by private    Doxey
   %    entities.                                              
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
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
SB2729  Bonds; issue bonds for improvements at the state          Moffatt
  $%    shipyard in Jackson County.                            
           04/20 (H) Died In Committee
SB2730  Income taxation; increase the tax credit for employers    Little
  $%    providing skills training.                             
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2742  Bonds; increase for Water Pollution Control Revolving     Nunnelee
  $%    Fund, Local Governments & Rural Water Systems          
        Improvements Revolving Loan Fund.                      
           05/01 Approved by Governor
SB2751  Toll roads; authorize local governments and               Hewes
   %    Transportation Commission to contract with private     
        entities to construct (MDOT).                          
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2759  Motor vehicle license tag; provide for a distinctive      Dawkins
   %    breast cancer awareness tag.                           
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2768  Homestead exemption; provide for certain owners of        Wilemon
  $%    manufactured homes or mobile homes.                    
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2773  Sales taxation; "gross income" shall not include          Hewes
  $%    property taxes on equipment purchased under            
        lease-purchase agreement.                              
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2776  Distinctive license tag; authorize for Professional       Turner
   %    Hair Designers Incorporated.                           
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2780  Income tax; create the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Act.   Williamson
  $%       03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2785  Sales tax; clarify use of direct pay permits by           Robertson
   %    casinos.                                               
           04/19 Approved by Governor
SB2786  Income taxation; authorize State Tax Commission to        Robertson
        enter into a income tax refund offset program with the 
        federal government.                                    
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2787  Income tax; remove the option of filing consolidated      Robertson
        returns by certain affiliated groups of corporations.  
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2792  Distinctive license tags; create a "Mississippi, home     Jordan
   %    of the blues" distinctive tag.                         
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2802  Income tax; extend repealer on tax credit for certain     Robertson
   %    employers sponsoring basic skills training/retraining  
        for employees (RP).                                    
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2804  Bonds; provide for the issuing of state general           Robertson
 *$%    obligation bonds for the ACE Fund.                     
           05/04 Approved by Governor
SB2809  Bonds; authorize issuance of bonds to fund the            Robertson
 *$%@   Mississippi Rural Impact Fund.                         
           05/09 (S) Died In Conference
SB2817  Retired state trooper tag; require a portion of the fee   Burton
   %    to be distributed to the Retired Troopers Association. 
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2818  Disabled license tags; increase the number that may be    Little
   %    purchased by a disabled person.                        
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2827  Distinctive license tags; deposit a portion of the        Nunnelee
   %    "Stop Child Abuse" tag into the MS Children's Trust    
        Fund.                                                  
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2855  Alcoholic beverages; auth. sale of alcoholic beverages,   Albritton
        light wine or beer in dry counties at clubhouses of    
        certain subdivisions.                                  
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2856  Conservation officers; may draw retirement & be           Posey
        employed as law enforcement officers if they have 25   
        years of creditable service.                           
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2861  Provide for assessment upon packages of cigarettes to     Gordon
  $%    be deposited into the Health Care Trust Fund.          
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB2867  Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks; authorize    Posey
        retirement incentive program for conservation officers.
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2868  Income taxation; Chairman of STC may extend refund        Michel
        request time limit for taxpayer upon making certain    
        findings.                                              
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2880  Mississippi Major Economic Impact Act; revise             Cuevas
 *$%    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
SB2887  Motor fuel tax; exclude racing fuel.                      Robertson
  $%       04/20 (H) Died In Committee
SB2908  Distinctive motor vehicle license tag; authorize for      Ross
   %    supporters of the Delta Waterfowl Foundation.          
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2909  Distinctive motor vehicle license tags; authorize for     Harden
   %    each public school district.                           
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2916  Cigarettes; revise requirements related to cigarettes     Burton
        in interstate commerce.                                
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2924  Mississippi Business Investment Act; extend repealer on   Robertson
        MDA authority to use bond proceeds to make loans for   
        low or moderate housing (RP).                          
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2930  Economic Development Highway Act; revise the definition   Doxey
 *      of the term "high economic benefit project."           
           05/27 Approved by Governor
SB2942  Open container; prohibit in vehicles.                     White
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2949  Yellow Creek Project Area Fund; extend repealer (RP).     Robertson
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2974  Short term notes issued by school districts; increase     Harden
   %    maximum levy for repayment of.                         
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2977  Income tax checkoff; establish for Animal Care Fund.      Cuevas
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2979  Sixteenth Section Principal Funds; clarify authorized     Harden
        investments and refinancing of loans from.             
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2980  Mississippi School for the Arts; shall be organized as    Chaney
        nonprofit tax exempt corporation.                      
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2984  License Tag Commission; authorize to enter into cost      Robertson
 *      saving or revenue generating contracts.                
           04/20 Approved by Governor
SB2986  Waste tire fee; impose on tires sold at wholesale.        Robertson
 * %       04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB2993  Retirement; state elected officials in PERS may           Thames
        purchase additional years of creditable service.       
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB2999  Regional economic development alliances; repeal tax       Robertson
  $%    exemption for business enterprises operating under.    
           04/22 (H) Died On Calendar
SB3026  Retirement benefits; subject to child support orders.     White
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB3035  Alcoholic beverages; create offense of nonrestaurant      White
        licensee selling to persons under 21 on premises.      
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB3037  Emerging Crops Fund; extend repealer on certain           Robertson
 * %    provision.                                             
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB3040  Metropolitan Area Water Supply Act; make technical        Ross
 * %    amendments to.                                         
           04/06 (H) Died In Committee
SB3041  Retirement system; social security finding of total       Jackson (32nd)
        disability shall be accepted for disability retirement.
           03/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB3042  Motor vehicle privilege; treat private commercial and     Robertson
 *$%    noncommercial carriers of property the same.           
           04/20 (H) Died In Committee
SB3051  Small Municipalities and Limited Population Counties      Robertson
 *$%    Fund; increase the amount of bonds that may be issued  
        for.                                                   
           05/01 (S) Died In Conference
SB3052  Bonds; issue for construction of stadium on campus of     Harden
  $%    Jackson State University.                              
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3053  Bonds; issue for Americans with Disabilities Act          Harden
  $%    compliance and repair and renovation of facilities at  
        JSU.                                                   
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3054  Bonds; issue for land acquisition for Jackson State       Harden
  $%    University.                                            
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3055  Bonds; issue g.o. bonds to enhance the neighborhood       Harden
  $%    surrounding JSU.                                       
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3056  Bonds; issue for facility renovation and acquisition of   Harden
  $%    digital equipment for JSU radio station at Mississippi 
        E-center/JSU.                                          
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3058  Refunding bond provisions; all school districts may use   Harden
  $%    provisions of.                                         
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3059  Ad valorem taxation; exempt qualified hybrid vehicles.    Dawkins
  $%       03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3060  Cigarettes; increase excise tax on and earmark revenue    Dawkins
  $%    from increase for Medicaid.                            
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3061  Bonds; increase for Water Pollution Control Revolving     Robertson
  $%    Fund and for Rural Water Systems Improvements Revolving
        Loan Fund.                                             
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3062  Major Economic Impact Act; provide additional bonding     Robertson
  $%    authority to address base closure and realignment.     
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3063  Severance tax; tax certain occluded natural gas           Dearing
  $%    recovered from coal seams at a reduced rate.           
           04/20 (H) Died In Committee
SB3068  Income taxation; provide a tax credit for expenses        Dawkins
  $%    incurred in rehabilitating certain historic structures.
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3069  Bonds; issue g.o. bonds for two community group homes     Mettetal
  $%    for the Department of Mental Health.                   
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3070  Income taxation; exclude all income of persons 65 or      Hewes
  $%    older from gross income.                               
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3071  Long-Term Care Tax Credit Model Act; enact.               Dawkins
  $%       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
SB3073  Bonds; authorize the issuance of g.o. bonds for a         Harden
  $%    school of engineering building at J.S.U.               
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3074  Bonds; issue state g.o. bonds to match federal funds      Hewes
  $%    for improvements to the access channel for the State   
        Port at Gulfport.                                      
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3075  Bonds; issue general obligation bonds for repair and      Hewes
  $%    renovation of Beauvoir Visitors Center.                
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3076  Bonds; authorize issuance of general obligation bonds     Hewes
 *$%    for construction of Gulf Coast Botanical Gardens at    
        Beauvoir.                                              
           04/20 (H) Died In Committee
SB3077  Income tax; allow credit for child adoption expenses.     Nunnelee
  $%       04/20 (H) Died In Committee
SB3078  Economic Development Highway Act; prohibit use of funds   Robertson
 *$%    on retail project and increase the amount of bonds that
        may be issued under.                                   
           05/04 Approved by Governor
SB3080  Bonds; issue g.o. bonds for repair and renovation of      Thomas
  $%    the Triangle Cultural Center in Yazoo City.            
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3081  Taxation; impose a 2 per liter tax on retail sales of    Dawkins
  $%    bottled water.                                         
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3084  Hinds County; authorize to establish special assessment   Harden
   %    districts to assist economic development in the county.
           05/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB3085  Ad valorem taxation; exempt pollution control equipment   Michel
 *$%    mandated by federal or state law.                      
           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
SB3093  Growth and Prosperity Act; exempt certain equipment       Huggins
  $%    from sales and use taxes.                              
           04/20 (H) Died In Committee
SB3099  Estate tax; provide that tax schedule and deductions      Dawkins
  $%    shall not be coupled to federal law and provide for in 
        state law.                                             
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3102  Taxation; increase certain taxes and use revenue for      Thames
  $%    the operation of crises centers.                       
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3103  Bonds; issue g.o. bonds for the Mississippi Land, Water   Robertson
 *$%    and Timber Resources Fund.                             
           04/20 (H) Died In Committee
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
  $%    Fund; issue bonds and revise appropriation requirement 
        for.                                                   
           04/20 (H) Died In Committee
SB3174  Estate tax; provide that tax schedule shall not be        Robertson
 *$%    coupled to federal law and provide for in state law.   
           04/22 (H) Died On Calendar
SB3175  Harrison County; authorize use of certain tax revenue     Gollott
 * %    to fund additional bonds for Coast Coliseum.           
           05/09 (H) Died On Calendar
SB3176  Mississippi Development Bank; authorize state and its     Robertson
  $%    agencies to borrow from to provide funds for loan      
        programs.                                              
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3177  Taxation; exempt certain technology incubators &          Robertson
 *$%    tenants from ad valorem taxation & exempt MS Technology
        Alliance from sales tax.                               
           05/04 Approved by Governor
SB3178  Bonds; issue state general obligation bonds for state     Robertson
 *$%@   agencies, IHL and community colleges.                  
           05/09 (S) Died In Conference
SB3179  Bonds; authorize issuance for constructing an access      Posey
  $%    road to the Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant.            
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3181  Bonds; issue state g.o. bonds for projects at state       Posey
  $%    parks, lakes and wildlife management areas.            
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3186  Sales taxation; reduce and exempt certain sales to high   Robertson
  $%    technology businesses.                                 
           04/20 (H) Died In Committee
SB3191  Bonds; authorize the issuance of additional general       Little
  $%    obligation bonds for the Mississippi Civil War         
        Battlefield Acquisition Fund.                          
           03/31 (S) Died In Committee
SB3193  Insurance premium tax; provide a credit for certain       Hewes
  $%    investments of certified capital.                      
           04/02 (S) Died In Committee
SB3194  City of Greenwood; revise the membership of the           Jordan
 * %    Greenwood Tourism Commission and increase the amount of
        the room tax.                                          
           05/12 Approved by Governor
SB3200  City of Starkville; may issue bonds with a 30-year term   Jackson (15th)
   %    for municipal buildings.                               
           05/12 Approved by Governor
SB3201  City of Jackson; create a convention center commission    Harden
   %    and levy taxes to construct, operate, promote and      
        maintain a convention center.                          
           05/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB3205  City of Houston; authorize to impose tourism tax.         Gordon
   %       05/09 (S) Died In Committee
SB3212  City of Pascagoula; authorize a tax on hotel, motel and   Moffatt
 * %    bed and breakfast room rentals.                        
           05/27 Approved by Governor
SB3216  City of Pontotoc; authorize a tax on hotels, motels and   Browning
   %    restaurants to provide funds to promote tourism.       
           05/09 (S) Died In Committee
SN  35  JoAnna P. Heidel, Vicksburg, Mississippi, Miss.           LT. GOVERNOR
        Business Finance Corp., effective immediately and      
        ending April 1, 2009.                                  
           05/06 (S) Notified of Approval
SN  44  Leland R. Speed, Jackson, Mississippi, Executive          GOVERNOR
        Director Ms Development Authority, effective January   
        13, 2004, who shall serve a term of office concurrent  
        with that of the Governor or until his successor is    
        appointed and qualified.                               
           05/06 (S) Notified of Approval
SN  45  Colonel J. K. ("Hoopy") Stringer, Jr., Brandon,           GOVERNOR
        Mississippi, Executive Director - Dept. Of Finance &   
        Admin, effective January 13, 2004, and will serve at   
        the will and pleasure of the Governor.                 
           05/06 (S) Notified of Approval
SN  62  William D. Sones, Brookhaven, Mississippi, Miss.          SECRETARY OF STATE
        Business Finance Corp., for a six-year term commencing 
        July 1, 2003 and ending June 30, 2009.                 
           05/06 (S) Notified of Approval
SN  71  Joe Blount, Jackson, Mississippi, Tax Commission., as     GOVERNOR
        Chairman, for a six-year term ending June 30, 2010.    
           05/06 (S) Notified of Approval

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