1999 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Senator(s) Dearing, Rayborn, Little, Minor, Thames, White (5th), Nunnelee, Burton, Woodfield, Jackson, Furniss, Gollott, Gordon, Posey, Lee, Stogner, Moffatt, Hewes, Turner, Cuevas, Carlton, Ross, Farris, Tollison, Harvey, White (29th), Bryan, Johnson (19th), Simmons, Scoper, Harden, Horhn, Kirby, Robertson, Mettetal, Browning, Hamilton, Blackmon, Johnson (38th), Walls, Canon, Huggins, Frazier

Senate Resolution 58

(As Adopted by Senate)


WHEREAS, Senator Bill Hawks of Hernando, Mississippi, has chosen not to seek reelection to the Mississippi Senate, as he is running in the Republican Primary for the statewide office of Lieutenant Governor; and

WHEREAS, his decision brings to a conclusion six years of dedicated service to the people of District 1 and to the citizens of the State of Mississippi; and

WHEREAS, Senator Hawk's proven ability was recognized when he was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Fees, Salaries and Administration Committee (1996-2000); Vice-Chairman of the Labor Committee (1996-2000); and member of the Agriculture, Environmental Protection, Conservation and Water Resources, Finance, Investigate State Offices, Ports and Marine Resources, and Wildlife and Fisheries Committees; and

WHEREAS, because of his success as a businessman and farmer, he was an influential voice in shaping public policy with his pro-business and conservative stance; and

WHEREAS, he is well known for his integrity, common sense and good nature, all of which will be missed by his colleagues; and

WHEREAS, Senator Bill Hawks has distinguished himself as a highly respected legislator and has served in a manner which will be an exceptional model for his successors to emulate; and

WHEREAS, it is the policy of the Legislature to commend the exemplary service of the citizens of this state:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MISSISSIPPI SENATE, That we do hereby commend the distinguished service of Senator Bill Hawks in the Mississippi Senate, and we wish him success and prosperity in his future endeavors.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be presented to Senator Bill Hawks and made available to the Capitol Press Corps.