Mississippi Legislature
2007 Regular Session

Senator Joseph C. Thomas

District 21

As of 08/07/07 at 14:02

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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
SB2090  License tags; authorize for various organizations.        Gordon
 * %       03/26 (S) Died In Conference
SB2093  Compensation of local school board members; increase.     Thomas
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2106  Environment; encourage Leadership in Energy and           Thomas
        Environmental Design (LEED) standards in public        
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2117  Military personnel; professional license shall not        King
   %    expire while on federal active duty.                   
           03/08 Approved by Governor
SB2124  Disability retirement; members may refile if their        Thomas
        disability worsens after a denial of disability        
        retirement benefits.                                   
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2125  Perjury; create offense in official matters.              Thomas
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2128  4-H Club; clarify use of Madison County demonstration     Thomas
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2137  Bonds; issue general obligation bonds for repair and      Thomas
  $%    renovation of the Oakes African-American Cultural      
           02/21 (S) Died In Committee
SB2138  Bonds; issue state g.o. bonds for a recreational          Thomas
  $%    facility for the Flora-Magnolia Heights area in Madison
           02/21 (S) Died In Committee
SB2143  Establishment of local school board member as an          Thomas
        appointive or elected office; authorize referendum     
        pursuant to petition of electors.                      
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2145  Service of process; crime to make false return.           Thomas
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2153  Sales taxation; exempt retail sales of certain clothing   Michel
  $%    during the last weekend in July.                       
           02/21 (S) Died In Committee
SB2162  Practice of barbering; make technical amendments to       Thomas
   %    licensure law.                                         
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2193  PERS; provide for a retiree health insurance plan to      Thomas
        take effect January 1, 2008, and subsidize 50% of the  
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2195  Bonds; issue g.o. bonds for repair and renovation of      Thomas
  $%    the Triangle Cultural Center in Yazoo City.            
           02/21 (S) Died In Committee
SB2242  Medicaid program; prescribe reimbursement rate for        Nunnelee
 *      dental services.                                       
           02/27 (H) Died In Committee
SB2249  Inmates; require suffrage education.                      Thomas
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2284  Elections; enact Agreement Among the States to Elect      Williamson
        the President by National Popular Vote.                
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2323  Teacher salaries; increase.                               Chaney
 *         04/17 Approved by Governor
SB2369  Physical education and health education programs in       Chaney
 *      school districts; require certain minimum standards.   
           04/11 Approved by Governor
SB2400  Distinctive motor vehicle license tags; authorize for     Thomas
   %    supporters of Baptist Homes, Inc. (SON Valley).        
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2401  Sale tax; exempt sales to Baptist Homes, Inc.             Thomas
  $%       02/21 (S) Died In Committee
SB2438  Mississippi Department of Labor and Commissioner of       Jordan
        Labor; establish.                                      
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2439  Mississippi minimum wage law; enact.                      Walls
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2444  Hospital beds; authorize CON for new "John C. Stennis     Jackson (32nd)
        Memorial Hospital" in Kemper County.                   
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2492  Exploitation of children; clarify defenses.               Albritton
           03/07 (H) Died On Calendar
SB2494  Appropriation; State Veterans Affairs Board; Additional   Little
           02/05 Approved by Governor
SB2497  Existing Industry Productivity Loan Program & Job         Robertson
 * %    Protection Act; authorize MDA to make loans and grants 
        to counties and cities.                                
           03/26 (S) Died In Conference
SB2522  Job tax credit for producers of alternative energy; the   Robertson
 *$%    Chairman of the Tax Commission may extend time periods 
        in the event of a disaster.                            
           03/26 Approved by Governor
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
SB2535  Mississippi Business Investment Act; allow MDA to fund    Robertson
        certain loans under the Capital Investment Program.    
           03/15 Approved by Governor
SB2549  Wildlife; revise penalty for dumping dead wildlife on     Gollott
 *      streets and roads.                                     
           03/30 Approved by Governor
SB2558  Mississippi Business Investment Act; extend provision     Robertson
        that requires 15% of funds be allocated to small       
           02/27 (H) Died In Committee
SB2681  Salaries for the mayor or councilmen in certain           Jordan
        municipalities; delete certain restrictions.           
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2689  Murder of Emmett Till; State of Mississippi issues an     Jordan
        official apology for.                                  
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2737  Tax Increment Financing Act; a developer may be           Clarke
   %    reimbursed for private portion of a project if         
        municipality makes certain findings.                   
           02/27 (H) Died In Committee
SB2738  Children's health; fully fund state insurance program     Jordan
        and provide preventive health measures in Delta.       
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2739  Delta Regional Marketing Board; create.                   Jordan
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2742  Education in child care facilities; require Department    Jordan
        of Education to establish minimum requirements.        
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2751  Cultural tourism in the Delta; create initiatives.        Jordan
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2764  State Board of Health and State Department of Health;     Nunnelee
 * %    extend department and reconstitute membership of board.
           03/30 Approved by Governor
SB2790  Dr. Clinton Bristow, Jr.; name new dining hall on         Posey
 *      campus of Alcorn State University after.               
           03/26 (S) Died In Conference
SB2804  Parole; provide that first-time offenders for selling     Doxey
 *      drugs may be eligible for parole.                      
           02/27 (H) Died In Committee
SB2818  Juvenile detention facilities; provide educational        Chaney
 *      services to detainees.                                 
           04/21 Approved by Governor
SB2825  Sex offender; restrict presence in school zones.          Albritton
           04/21 Approved by Governor
SB2849  Delta Regional Housing Clearinghouse; create in regard    Jordan
        to efforts to improve housing in Delta region.         
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2859  Vaccinations against pneumococcal disease; SBH require    Nunnelee
 *      for children attending day care facilities.            
           03/20 Approved by Governor
SB2869  Pilot program aimed at preventing teen pregnancy;         Jordan
        implement in East Tallahatchie School District.        
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB2883  Wildlife; prescribe elements constituting headlighting    Posey
 * %    of deer.                                               
           02/27 (H) Died In Committee
SB2997  Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive Act; revise          Robertson
 * %    certain incentives.                                    
           03/13 Approved by Governor
SB3040  Delta Revitalization Zone; create and establish           Jordan
   %    economic incentives.                                   
           01/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB3060  Appropriation FY08; to DHS to fund Early Learning         Chaney
        Collaborative Act.                                     
           03/13 (H) Died In Committee
SB3070  Sales tax; exempt sales of materials & equipment used     Robertson
 *$%    to replace or repair buildings or equipment destroyed  
        in disasters.                                          
           03/30 Approved by Governor
SB3086  Bonds; authorize issuance for constructing an access      Posey
 *$%@   road to the Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant.            
           03/29 (S) Died In Conference
SB3087  Bonds; issue general obligation bonds for construction    Thomas
  $%    of a community center in Bentonia.                     
           02/21 (S) Died In Committee
SB3093  Appropriation; Dept. of Public Safety Highway Patrol      Little
        Trooper Training Class, FY2008.                        
           03/13 (H) Died In Committee
SB3097  City of Canton; authorize municipal law enforcement       Thomas
        officers to use radar to enforce speed limits.         
           03/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB3098  Tobacco and sales tax; increase excise tax on             Nunnelee
  $%    cigarettes, reduce sales tax on certain food and revise
        certain diversions.                                    
           02/21 (S) Died In Committee
SB3104  High hazard dam rehabilitation revolving loan program;    Lee (35th)
 *$%@   create.                                                
           03/29 (S) Died In Conference
SB3106  Bonds; authorize issuance of bonds for construction of    Little
  $%    new Museum of Mississippi History.                     
           03/13 (H) Died In Committee
SB3131  Appropriation; Jr. Colleges - Support.                    Gordon
 *  @      04/17 Approved by Governor
SB3134  Appropriation; Mississippi Development Authority.         Gordon
 *  @      04/21 Approved by Governor
SB3146  Appropriation; Dept. Public Safety - Consol.              Gordon
 *  @      04/25 Approved by Governor
SB3147  Appropriation; Department of Mental Health Crisis         Gordon
 *  @   Centers.                                               
           04/25 Approved by Governor
SB3148  Appropriation; Dept. of Mental Health.                    Gordon
 *  @      04/21 Approved by Governor
SB3149  Appropriation; Veterans Affairs Bd.                       Gordon
 *  @      04/20 Approved by Governor
SB3151  Appropriation; Banking and Consumer Finance.              Gordon
 *  @      04/20 Approved by Governor
SB3170  Bonds; increase amount issued under the MS Business       Robertson
 *$%    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
SB3181  Taxation; increase various taxes.                         Simmons
  $%       02/21 (S) Died In Committee
SB3183  Bonds; issue for grants to faith-based organizations.     Thomas
  $%       02/21 (S) Died In Committee
SB3186  Bonds; authorize issuance of bonds for improvements to    Harden
 *$%    the Jackson Zoo.                                       
           03/13 (H) Died In Committee
SB3195  Bonds; authorize the issuance of general obligation       Jordan
  $%    bonds to fund certain projects at Mississippi Valley   
        State University.                                      
           02/21 (S) Died In Committee
SB3198  Economic Development Highway Act; increase the amount     Robertson
 *$%    of bonds that may be issued under.                     
           03/13 (H) Died In Committee
SB3201  Bonds; authorize for various purposes and projects.       Robertson
 *$%@      04/21 Approved by Governor
SB3204  Suffrage; restore to Eddie W. Logan.                      Jordan
           03/30 (H) Died In Committee
SB3215  Economic Development; authorize incentives for certain    Nunnelee
   %    projects.                                              
           03/02 Approved by Governor
SB3230  Coahoma County; revise the terms of directors and         Jackson (11th)
   %    clarify authority of the Industrial Area Development   
           04/06 Approved by Governor
SB3232  City of Clarksdale; authorize expenditure of funds for    Jackson (11th)
        the construction, maintenance & equipping of the       
        Coahoma Co. Education Center.                          
           03/30 (H) Died In Committee
SB3236  Madison County; prosecuting attorney may be full time     Ross
        and provide amount that he may be compensated.         
           03/30 (S) Died In Committee
SB3241  City of Canton; authorize appointment of representative   Thomas
        to public utility commission from service area beyond  
        city limits.                                           
           03/30 (S) Died In Committee
SC 501  Express the sympathy of the Legislature on the death of   Little
        President Gerald R. Ford.                              
           01/18 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 503  Commend outstanding career of Dr. Albert Randel (Randy)   Mettetal
           01/15 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 504  Commend the life of Iraq casualty Sergeant Courtland A.   Turner
           01/23 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 505  Remember gallant service and commend life of U.S. Army    Thomas
        Staff Sergeant James Ellis of Yazoo City, MS.          
           01/23 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 513  Commend the life of Iraq casualty Staff Sergeant Robert   Carmichael
        L. Love, Jr.                                           
           01/23 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 515  Recognize the Centennial Anniversary of UPS.              Hewes
           01/23 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 518  Commend life and artistic contributions of "Godfather     Walls
        of Soul" James Brown.                                  
           01/23 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 519  Commend Will Townsend for heroism in the ATO Fraternity   Jackson (11th)
        House fire.                                            
           01/23 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 520  Commend the life of Iraq casualty Master Sergeant Brian   Chaney
        P. McAnulty.                                           
           01/23 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 522  Commend Robert Michael "Robbie" Langley, the first        Mettetal
        University of MS Police Officer whose life was taken in
        the line of duty.                                      
           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 526  Commend life and career of Prentiss Barnes, member of     Dawkins
        "The Moonglows" and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.    
           02/07 (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 550  Commend MS Rural Water Association for outstanding        Posey
        hurricane response.                                    
           02/12 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 553  Designate March 2007 as "Women's History Month in         Dawkins
           03/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 555  Commend State Treasurer Tate Reeves for his election as   Michel
        President of the National Association of State         
        Treasurers (NAST).                                     
           02/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 556  Commend Ole Miss All-American Senior Linebacker Patrick   Michel
           02/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 560  Commend the Scholastic Gulf Coast Recovery Initiative     White
        for accomplishments in rebuilding the schools on the   
        Gulf Coast.                                            
           02/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 565  Designate; "National Wear Red Day" in Mississippi to      Dawkins
        support women's heart disease awareness.               
           02/14 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 568  Designating the third Saturday of June, in 2007 and in    Jackson (11th)
        each succeeding year, as "Juneteenth" Freedom Day in   
           03/30 (H) Died In Committee
SC 569  Recognize Centennial Anniversary of Mississippi 4-H.      Hyde-Smith
           02/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 570  Commend New Orleans Saints for remarkable 2006-2007       Hewes
           02/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 573  Commend Trinity Episcopal Day School "Saints" Football    Dearing
        Team for State Championship.                           
           02/22 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 575  Recognizing February as National "Black History Month."   Jackson (11th)
           03/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 576  Commend life and career of 5-Time Olympian Willye B.      Jordan
           02/20 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 580  Commend the life of L. J. Martin, Sr., first              Butler
        African-American to run for municipal office in        
           03/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 585  Salute and honor the memory of the five agents of the     Tollison
        MBN who have lost their lives in the line of duty since
           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 587  Designate April 1-7, 2007, as "Junior Auxiliary Week"     White
        in the State of Mississippi.                           
           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 591  Commend distinguished public service of Secretary of      Dearing
        State Eric Clark.                                      
           03/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 600  Commend life of Chester A. Thigpen, former National and   Thames
        Mississippi Outstanding Tree Farmer.                   
           03/16 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 603  Commend literary career of Lerone Bennett, Jr.            Jordan
           03/20 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 604  Designate March 22, 2007, as "Mississippi Water Day       Dawkins
           03/20 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 605  Commend the life of Iraq combat veteran William Craig     Hyde-Smith
           03/20 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 608  Commend Robert Brazile, Mississippi Sports Hall of        Michel
           03/20 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 609  Commend Jerry Rice, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.      Michel
           03/20 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 612  Commend and thank Liza and Rick Looser and The Cirlot     Ross
        Agency for "Mississippi, Believe It!" public service   
           03/24 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 614  Commend life of Iraq casualty Private Barry Mayo.         Browning
           03/28 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 615  Commend Jackson State University "Tigers" Boys            Frazier
        Basketball Team for winning SWAC Championship.         
           03/29 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 616  Commend Lanier Basketball Team and Coach Thomas Billups   Frazier
        for 3rd consecutive State Championship and Overall     
        State Title.                                           
           03/29 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 620  Recognize history of the African Methodist Episcopal      Walls
           03/24 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 623  Commend public service of Mississippi Supreme Court       Tollison
        Presiding Justice Kay Cobb.                            
           03/28 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 625  Commend JSU "Lady Tigers" Girls Basketball Team for       Frazier
        winning SWAC Regular Season Title.                     
           03/29 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 627  Urge Congress to timely reauthorize State Children's      Simmons
        Health Insurance Program (CHIP).                       
           03/28 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 636  Commend life and legacy of inspiration of COGIC           Jackson (11th)
        Presiding Bishop G.E. Patterson.                       
           04/03 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SC 639  Commend the life of Iraq casualty Corporal Dustin J.      Carmichael
           04/05 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
SR   5  Commend Sullivan-Schein Corporation for donating a        Jackson (11th)
        mobile dental-office-on-wheels to the State of         
           01/26 (S) Immediate Release
SR  10  Commend Ridgeland High School Girls Soccer Team for 5th   Michel
        consecutive State Championship.                        
           02/19 (S) Immediate Release
SR  11  Commend 2007 "Delta Day in the State's Capitol."          Frazier
           02/23 (S) Immediate Release
SR  13  Commend CNN Correspondent Kathleen Koch and welcome her   Little
        to Mississippi.                                        
           02/19 (S) Immediate Release
SR  14  Commend Bianca Knight on being selected as The            Michel
        Clarion-Ledger 2006 Co-sportsperson of the Year.       
           02/19 (S) Immediate Release
SR  17  Commend life and civic contributions of Mrs. Jessie B.    Thomas
        Sims Conerly.                                          
           03/30 (S) Died In Committee
SR  19  Commend Rachel Givan as The Clarion-Ledger's 2006         Michel
        Co-Sportsperson of the Year.                           
           03/09 (S) Immediate Release
SR  21  Congratulate Woodie Assaf on his 90th birthday.           White
           03/09 (S) Immediate Release
SR  22  Commend Taryn Leigh Foshee upon being crowned Miss        White
        Mississippi 2006.                                      
           03/09 (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
SR  36  Urge Mississippi University for Women to maintain its     Harden
 *      relationship with the current Alumni Association.      
           03/28 (S) Immediate Release
SR  37  Commend Indianola Gentry "Lady Rams" Basketball Team      Simmons
        for perfect season and for State/Overall Championship. 
           03/30 (S) Immediate Release

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

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