Mississippi Legislature
2007 Regular Session

Senator Thomas E. Robertson

District 51

As of 12/19/07 at 07:33

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SB2069  "Katrina Day of Remembrance" in Mississippi; designate    Robertson
        August 29 annually.                                    
           01/29 Approved by Governor
SB2083  Public property; name certain state facilities after      Gordon
 *      deceased legislators.                                  
           04/18 Approved by Governor
SB2123  Public assistance benefits; require applicants to         Flowers
        verify United States citizenship or lawful presence to 
           02/27 (H) Died In Committee
SB2158  Small business assistance; extend repeal date.            Robertson
   %       03/15 Approved by Governor
SB2213  PERS; certain material or data regarding investments is   Robertson
        exempt from the Public Records Act of 1983.            
           03/07 Approved by Governor
SB2214  Retirement; authorize employers to make contributions     Robertson
 * %    on behalf of employees to the PERS Deferred            
        Compensation Plan.                                     
           03/30 Approved by Governor
SB2221  Alcoholic beverages; remove additional privilege          Robertson
  $%    license tax for holders of on-premises retailer's and  
        caterer's permits.                                     
           02/21 (S) Died In Committee
SB2222  Special fuel tax; authorize refund for a portion of the   Robertson
        tax paid by owners of concrete trucks.                 
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2262  Charitable contributions; American Legion and Veterans    King
 *      of Foreign Wars may utilize nonmembers in bingo and be 
        exempt from registration.                              
           03/15 Approved by Governor
SB2282  Sales taxation; divert a portion of collections to        Robertson
        areas that suffered the most extensive damage during   
        Hurricane Katrina.                                     
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2323  Teacher salaries; increase.                               Chaney
 *         04/17 Approved by Governor
SB2337  State income tax credit for purchase of private           Robertson
 *$%    insurance to cover long-term care insurance.           
           03/15 Approved by Governor
SB2365  Income tax; increase the penalty for grossly negligent    Robertson
        preparations of returns by a preparer.                 
           02/27 (H) Died In Committee
SB2367  Sales tax; prohibit certain activities to avoid payment   Robertson
        of the tax.                                            
           02/27 (H) Died In Committee
SB2368  State Tax Commission; streamline procedure for            Robertson
        revocation of International Fuel Tax Agreement permits.
           02/27 (H) Died In Committee
SB2370  Local option & light wine & beer laws; remove certain     Robertson
 *      residency requirements & extend authority of ABC agents
        to enforce law.                                        
           03/26 Approved by Governor
SB2371  Fuel tax law; clarify with regard to biodiesel and        Robertson
 * %    biofuel.                                               
           03/26 (S) Died In Conference
SB2387  Sales tax; apartment buildings and condominiums are       Robertson
  $%    subject to the contractors' tax.                       
           03/22 Approved by Governor
SB2394  PERS; board of trustees may provide by rule for           Robertson
        payments that are necessary to maintain status of      
        retirement systems as qualified plans.                 
           02/27 (H) Died In Committee
SB2403  Ad valorem tax; clarify definition of trailers for        Robertson
 * %    purposes of an exemption, authorize counties/cities to 
        grant certain exemptions.                              
           04/18 Approved by Governor
SB2404  Taxation; increase the monthly average tax liability      Robertson
 *      necessary to require early payment of withholding,     
        sales & use tax liability.                             
           04/18 Approved by Governor
SB2405  Motor Vehicle Tag Permit Law; Chairman of the STC may     Robertson
        refuse to issue or revoke permits for failure to comply
           02/27 (H) Died In Committee
SB2414  Sales tax; increase time within which a demand for        Robertson
        payment of must be made.                               
           03/15 Approved by Governor
SB2448  Administration of unemployment compensation law by        Robertson
 * %    Mississippi Department of Employment Security; make    
        technical amendments to.                               
           04/25 Approved by Governor
SB2452  Unemployment compensation; increase the maximum weekly    Robertson
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2459  Firearms; additional felony charge for display by a       Lee (35th)
        felon during a felony.                                 
           03/13 Approved by Governor
SB2470  Firearms; revise possession of by a felon.                Morgan
           03/13 Approved by Governor
SB2497  Existing Industry Productivity Loan Program & Job         Robertson
 * %    Protection Act; authorize MDA to make loans and grants 
        to counties and cities.                                
           03/26 (S) Died In Conference
SB2498  Mississippi Department of Employment Security, Office     Robertson
   %    of the Governor; delete repealer on statutes creating. 
           02/27 (H) Died In Committee
SB2508  CAP loan program; extend repeal date on authority of      Robertson
        MDA to utilize for certain expenses.                   
           03/15 Approved by Governor
SB2519  Alcoholic beverages; manufacturers of alcoholic           Robertson
        beverages may have an interest in a retail premises    
        selling alcoholic beverages.                           
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2520  Sales Tax Incentive Fund; extend the period of time       Robertson
 *      that payments may be made from in the event of certain 
        natural disasters.                                     
           02/27 (H) Died In Committee
SB2521  Jobs tax credit; the Chairman of the Tax Commission may   Robertson
 *$%    extend time period during which it may be used when    
        certain disasters occur.                               
           03/26 Approved by Governor
SB2522  Job tax credit for producers of alternative energy; the   Robertson
 *$%    Chairman of the Tax Commission may extend time periods 
        in the event of a disaster.                            
           03/26 Approved by Governor
SB2523  Jobs tax credit for integrated suppliers; the Chairman    Robertson
 *$%    of the Tax Commission may extend time periods in the   
        event of a disaster.                                   
           03/15 (H) Died On Calendar
SB2524  MS Advantage Jobs Act; authorize the Chairman of the      Robertson
 *      Tax Commission and MDA to waive job requirements in    
        case of a natural disaster.                            
           02/27 (H) Died In Committee
SB2525  Jobs tax credit for permanent businesses; the Chairman    Robertson
 *$%    of the Tax Commission may extend time periods in the   
        event of a disaster.                                   
           03/15 (H) Died On Calendar
SB2526  Emerging Crops Fund; MDA may secure letters of credit     Robertson
 *      to guarantee certain bid, performance and payment bonds
        for minority businesses.                               
           03/26 (S) Died In Conference
SB2531  Growth and Prosperity Act; authorize MDA to extend        Robertson
 *$%    duration of state tax exemptions in case of a disaster.
           03/15 (H) Died On Calendar
SB2535  Mississippi Business Investment Act; allow MDA to fund    Robertson
        certain loans under the Capital Investment Program.    
           03/15 Approved by Governor
SB2548  Bonds; authorize certain bond proceeds to be utilized     Robertson
  $%    by the Department of Marine Resources to purchase real 
           02/21 (S) Died In Committee
SB2558  Mississippi Business Investment Act; extend provision     Robertson
        that requires 15% of funds be allocated to small       
           02/27 (H) Died In Committee
SB2561  Mississippi Small Enterprise Development Act; revise      Robertson
 *      the definition of the term "private company."          
           02/27 (H) Died In Committee
SB2572  Mississippi Contract Procurement Center; change name to   Robertson
 * % V  the Mississippi Procurement Technical Assistance       
           03/21 (S) Veto Referred To Fees, Salaries and Administration
SB2645  Employment Compensation Revolving Fund; DFA determines    Robertson
 *      percentage of covered wages paid into by state         
           04/20 Approved by Governor
SB2723  Local option & light wine & beer laws; remove certain     Robertson
        residency requirements & extend authority of ABC agents
        to enforce law.                                        
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2810  Sales tax; revise definitions regarding                   Robertson
 * %    telecommunications services.                           
           03/13 Approved by Governor
SB2811  Nursing facility beds; authorize transfer of certain      Robertson
        beds in and CON for new beds in Jackson, Lamar and     
        Stone Counties.                                        
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2821  Retirement; increase number of years required to vest     Robertson
 *      in PERS for persons becoming members on or after July  
        1, 2007.                                               
           03/26 (S) Died In Conference
SB2825  Sex offender; restrict presence in school zones.          Albritton
           04/21 Approved by Governor
SB2904  Juror; revise personal exemption for service due to       Robertson
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2914  Wildlife; preserve and protect the privilege of           Posey
 *      hunting, fishing and trapping.                         
           04/10 Approved by Governor
SB2935  State Board of Education; shall transfer certain real     Robertson
 *      property located on North Street to DFA.               
           02/27 (H) Died In Committee
SB2939  State and school employees life insurance plan;           Robertson
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2996  Income tax; authorize transfer, sale or assignment of     Robertson *
   %    credits received for rehabilitation of certain historic
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2997  Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive Act; revise          Robertson
 * %    certain incentives.                                    
           03/13 Approved by Governor
SB2999  Abandoned vehicles; revise laws regarding towing and      Robertson
        sale of.                                               
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB3004  Tourism project sales tax incentive; authorize for        Robertson
 * %    certain tourism projects that locate in this state.    
           02/27 (H) Died In Committee
SB3006  Hotels; revise definition.                                Hewes
 * %       03/26 (S) Died In Conference
SB3019  Mississippi Major Economic Impact Act; extend period      Robertson
   %    for issuance of bonds for certain projects under.      
           02/27 (H) Died In Committee
SB3048  School for the Blind property; authorize DFA to           Jackson (32nd)
 * %    lease/provide homestead exemption.                     
           03/28 (S) Died On Calendar
SB3050  Mississippi Economic Growth and Redevelopment Act of      Hewes
 * %    2007; create.                                          
           03/26 (S) Died In Conference
SB3057  Institutions of Higher Learning; reauthorize the          Robertson
        Equipment Leasing and Purchase Program.                
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB3058  Reforestation tax credit; clarify and increase the        Williamson
 *$%    lifetime maximum amount that may be utilized.          
           03/15 (H) Died On Calendar
SB3063  Income tax; conform state law to federal law regarding    Robertson
  $%    nonrecognition of gain on replacement of property      
        damages by Katrina.                                    
           02/21 (S) Died In Committee
SB3070  Sales tax; exempt sales of materials & equipment used     Robertson
 *$%    to replace or repair buildings or equipment destroyed  
        in disasters.                                          
           03/30 Approved by Governor
SB3079  Bonds; increase amount for cooperative data center and    Robertson
 *$%    building to house MDITS & revise for   Marine          
           03/13 (H) Died In Committee
SB3086  Bonds; authorize issuance for constructing an access      Posey
 *$%@   road to the Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant.            
           03/29 (S) Died In Conference
SB3091  Jackson County, City of Ocean Springs; authorize to       Moffatt
 *      construct and maintain roads at USM Cedar Point        
           04/18 Approved by Governor
SB3099  Bonds; authorize the issuance for certain programs        Robertson
  $%    administered by the Mississippi Development Authority. 
           02/21 (S) Died In Committee
SB3100  Sales taxation; exempt certain organizations that         Robertson
  $%    operate long-term care facilities for adults with      
        mental retardation.                                    
           02/21 (S) Died In Committee
SB3105  Sales taxation; exempt cert. organizations that operate   Robertson
 *$%    long-term care facilities solely for adults with       
        mental retardation.                                    
           02/23 (S) Died On Calendar
SB3106  Bonds; authorize issuance of bonds for construction of    Little
  $%    new Museum of Mississippi History.                     
           03/13 (H) Died In Committee
SB3170  Bonds; increase amount issued under the MS Business       Robertson
 *$%    Investment Act for loans & grants to cities & counties 
        for infrastructure.                                    
           04/10 Approved by Governor
SB3171  Bonds; increase the amount that may be issued for the     Robertson
 *$%@   small municipalities and Limited Population Counties   
           03/29 (S) Died In Conference
SB3172  Bonds; increase amount of bonds issued from Emerging      Robertson
 *$%    Crops Fund for minority economic development.          
           04/21 Approved by Governor
SB3180  Increase minimum local millage to support MAEP to 35      Robertson
  $%    mills.                                                 
           02/21 (S) Died In Committee
SB3189  Taxation; authorize an income tax credit for              Robertson
 *$%@   installation of energy efficient products in homes.    
           03/29 (S) Died In Conference
SB3190  Bonds; increase amount for Bldg. Fund for Arts, Mus. of   Robertson
 *$%@   Art, Cultural Heritage Preservation Grant Fund, auth.  
        for Jackson Zoo.                                       
           04/25 Approved by Governor
SB3191  Bonds; authorize the issuance of state general            Robertson
 *$%@   obligation bonds for mental health facilities.         
           04/21 Approved by Governor
SB3197  Bonds; authorize the issuance of general obligation       Harden
 *$%@   bonds for the Mississippi Children's Museum.           
           03/29 (S) Died In Conference
SB3198  Economic Development Highway Act; increase the amount     Robertson
 *$%    of bonds that may be issued under.                     
           03/13 (H) Died In Committee
SB3199  Bonds; authorize the issuance of state general            Hyde-Smith
 *$%    obligation bonds to reimburse milk producers for       
        certain transportation costs.                          
           04/21 Approved by Governor
SB3200  Ad valorem taxation; phase in an exemption on business    Robertson
  $%    inventories.                                           
           02/21 (S) Died In Committee
SB3201  Bonds; authorize for various purposes and projects.       Robertson
 *$%@      04/21 Approved by Governor
SB3211  Jackson County; authorize to hold nonbinding referendum   Moffatt
        on question of Indian gaming in the county.            
           03/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB3213  Pontotoc, Union and Lee Counties; authorize to issue      Robertson
   %    bonds for certain economic development projects.       
           03/02 Approved by Governor
SB3215  Economic Development; authorize incentives for certain    Nunnelee
   %    projects.                                              
           03/02 Approved by Governor
SB3233  Jackson County; authorize annual donations to soup        Moffatt
           03/30 (H) Died On Calendar
SC 501  Express the sympathy of the Legislature on the death of   Little
        President Gerald R. Ford.                              
           01/18 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 515  Recognize the Centennial Anniversary of UPS.              Hewes
           01/23 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 524  Commend public service of Leland R. Speed, Executive      Little
        Director of the Mississippi Development Authority.     
           01/23 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 528  Commend Ronny Fore, Director of Legislative Printing,     White
        for national achievement award.                        
           02/07 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 529  Commend the life and service of U.S. Air Force Captain    Clarke
        Kermit O. Evans.                                       
           02/07 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 533  Commend public service of Charles H. Chisolm, Executive   Moffatt
        Director of Department of Environmental Quality.       
           02/12 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 570  Commend New Orleans Saints for remarkable 2006-2007       Hewes
           02/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 577  Commend USM "Golden Eagles" Football Team and Coach       Hewes
        Jeff Bower for post-season success.                    
           03/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 582  Commend life of former Gulfport Mayor Ken Combs.          Hewes
           03/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 583  Commend the life of Iraq casualty Staff Sergeant          Moffatt
        Terrence Dunn.                                         
           03/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 586  Commend the life of Iraq casualty Sgt. Carl Seigart.      Lee (47th)
           03/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 588  Commend Bradford Blackmon for award-winning football      Simmons
        career at St. Andrews High School.                     
           03/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 594  Suspend rules for drafting, etc.; authorize incentives    Little
        for certain economic development projects.             
           03/09 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 596  Designate May 25, 2007, as "Mississippi Missing           Burton
        Children's Day."                                       
           03/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 610  Commend Ole Miss Basketball Coach Andy Kennedy, SEC       Michel
        Coach of the Year.                                     
           03/30 (H) Died In Committee
SC 623  Commend public service of Mississippi Supreme Court       Tollison
        Presiding Justice Kay Cobb.                            
           03/28 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 626  Commend public service of Harrison County Supervisor      Gollott
        Bobby Eleuterius.                                      
           03/28 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 639  Commend the life of Iraq casualty Corporal Dustin J.      Carmichael
           04/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 643  Suspend rules for drafting, etc.; exempt certain sales    Robertson
 *      to replace/repair buildings/equipment destroyed in     
           03/30 (S) Died On Calendar
SR  13  Commend CNN Correspondent Kathleen Koch and welcome her   Little
        to Mississippi.                                        
           02/19 (S) Immediate Release
SR  23  Commend Dr. William A. Middleton for being named          Chassaniol
        "Family Physician of the Year."                        
           03/15 (S) Immediate Release
SR  27  Commend public service of Lieutenant Governor Amy Tuck.   Little
           03/30 (S) Adopted
SR  28  Commend public service of President Pro Tempore Travis    Burton
           03/30 (S) Adopted
SR  29  Commend Senator Lynn Posey for public service.            Dearing
           03/30 (S) Adopted
SR  30  Commend public service of Senator Billy Thames.           Dearing
           03/30 (S) Adopted
SR  31  Commend public service of Senator Stacey Pickering.       Little
           03/30 (S) Adopted
SR  32  Commend public service of Senator Mike Chaney.            Little
           03/30 (S) Adopted
SR  33  Commend public service of Senator Charlie Ross.           Little
           03/30 (S) Adopted

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

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