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02-24-2017 - 18:09:26

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HB 1004   
Blake, Charles (D) Amends the constitution to create an automatic voter registration process that requires county clerks to register voters based on driver's license/identification card issuance data received from the state.
Bill History: 02-13-17 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-14-17 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-24-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1005   
Tucker, Clarke (D)
Ingram, Keith (D)
Makes coordinated electioneering communications, defined as broadcasts, cable or satellite communications, a reportable in-kind contribution to the party who is clearly identified in the communication; requires reporting of covered transfers.
Bill History: 11-17-16 H Filed
01-09-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-18-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m.- Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1006   
Allen, Fred (D)
Teague, Larry (D)
Creates enhanced penalties for the offense of abuse of public trust, creating Class B and C felonies for amounts over $5,000. Reducting to a misdemeanor amounts less than $500. Applies offense to pesons elected but not yet occupying office.
Companions:
SB 85 Teague, Larry (Identical)
  2- 1-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171, S-Judiciary
Bill History: 02-23-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 97/N: 0)
02-23-17 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-Judiciary
02-28-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


HB 1008   
Tucker, Clarke (D)
Ingram, Keith (D)
Creates enhanced penalties for taking campaign funds as personal income, creating Class B, C and D felonies for certain amounts over $500, and creating a misdemeanor for amounts less than $500.
Bill History: 11-17-16 H Filed
01-09-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-02-17 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies


HB 1010   
Sabin, Warwick (D)
Ingram, Keith (D)
Adds PAC contribution reports, exploratory committee reports, independent expenditure and personal loan reports to the list of campaign finance reports that the Secretary of State is required to publish and post on his or her website.
Companions:
SB 4 Ingram, Keith (Identical)
  1-25-17 S Meeting cancelled for 01/26/17, S-State Agencies
Bill History: 02-24-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-27-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-24-17 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies


HB 1011   
Sabin, Warwick (D)
Ingram, Keith (D)
Prohibits political action committees from making direct contributions to other political action committees.
Bill History: 01-11-17 H Placed on the House calendar
01-11-17 H Amendment 1 adopted
01-25-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1012   
Sabin, Warwick (D)
Ingram, Keith (D)
Prohibits candidates from accepting direct contributions from political action committees.
Bill History: 01-11-17 H Placed on the House calendar
01-11-17 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-19-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1015   
Gray, Michelle (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Provides that municipalities of the second class are not required to ensure that voters in a local election have a voting precinct in each ward, but only if the county board of election commissioners has established vote centers.
Bill History: 02-20-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-22-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-22-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1


HB 1018   
Cozart, Bruce (R)
Clark, Alan (R)
Amends procedures for municipal annexation of surrounding unincorporated lands.
Bill History: 02-24-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-23-17 H Meeting cancelled for 02/24/17 ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-22-17 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed


HB 1021   
Love, Fred (D) Authorizes an employee to file a gender-discrimination complaint with the Labor Department, without retaliation by the employer. Requires the Department to investigate and supervise the payment of unpaid salaries or prosecute a civil action.
Bill History: 11-22-16 H Filed
01-09-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-17-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1028   
Lemons, Tim (R) Exempts from sales and use taxes buses and other motor vehicles with seating capacity of at least fifteen passengers that are used to carry passengers or cargo for hire. Excludes school and public transit buses.
Bill History: 12-01-16 H Filed
01-09-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
01-19-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m.-Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1035   
Bentley, Mary (R)
Bledsoe, Cecile (R)
Restricts use of SNAP benefits to the purchase of foods with sufficient nutritional value.
Bill History: 01-30-17 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-24-17 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed


HB 1047   
Lowery, Mark (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
To amend the constitution to require voters to show photo identification at the polls.
Bill History: 02-22-17 S Passed over on calendar
02-23-17 S Passed over on calendar
02-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar


HB 1049   
House, Douglas (R)
Standridge, Greg (R)
Authorizes the Medical Marijuana Commission, ABC and the Health Dept. to determine whether a previous offense is a felony, for purposes of considering an applicant for licensure.
Bill History: 02-10-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 87/N: 1)
02-13-17 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
02-28-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


HB 1054   
Flowers, Vivian (D)
Cheatham, Eddie (D)
Designates a portion of U.S. Highway 65 as the Delta Rythym & Blues Highway..
Bill History: 02-21-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
02-21-17 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 309 Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs


HB 1057   
House, Douglas (R)
Standridge, Greg (R)
Specifies procedures for criminal background checks conducted for the purposes of licensure for various positions related to medical marijuana.
Bill History: 02-10-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 1)
02-13-17 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
02-28-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


HB 1059   
House, Douglas (R) Creates a criminal violation for military service members who violate a military order of protection.
Bill History: 01-17-17 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-23-17 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-27-17 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1151   
Davis, Andy (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Requires county clerks to provide mail notice of any special elections to all registered voters eligible to vote in the election, with the exception of elections to fill a vacancy or, elections called by petition, and statewide elections.
Bill History: 02-22-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-21-17 H Amendment 2 adopted
02-24-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1152   
Watson, Danny (R) Exempts auxiliary law enforcement officers and employees of local detention facilities from licensing requirements for concealed carry of a handgun.
Bill History: 01-11-17 H Filed
01-11-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
02-14-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1153   
Boyd, Justin (R) Provides that county assessors have not made a correctable error when an assessed property is found to be eligible for exemption when the property owner did not apply for exemption in that year and has not entered a payment agreement.
Bill History: 01-23-17 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
01-24-17 H Placed on the House calendar
01-24-17 H Amendment 1 adopted


HB 1172   
Tosh, Dwight (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Creates sentencing enhancements for all criminal convictions in which the victim was targeted on the basis of being a law enforcement officer, first responder, or family member thereof.
Bill History: 02-23-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
02-23-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
02-27-17 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1179   
Ballinger, Bob (R) Increases the amounts paid to designated beneficiaries of police officers killed in the course of employment; specifies the destination of payments in cases of no beneficiaries; requires additional payments for certain circumstances of death.
Bill History: 01-17-17 H Filed
01-17-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-25-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1198   
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Hendren, Jim (R)
Expands the eligible offenses for which an out-of-state law enforcement officer may pursue a subject into Arkansas to include driving while intoxicated.
Bill History: 02-20-17 S On floor for consideration
02-20-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
02-28-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1207   
Dalby, Carol (R)
Hickey, Jimmy (R)
Requires all campaign signs, literature, and printed campaign materials to clearly contain the words “Paid for by” followed by the entity that funded the campaign materials.
Bill History: 02-15-17 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-16-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-16-17 H Amendment 1 adopted


HB 1217   
Branscum, David (R) Provides an annual hunting and fishing license free of charge to all current volunteer fire fighters who apply.
Bill History: 01-18-17 H Filed
01-19-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
02-08-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development


HB 1221   
Sabin, Warwick (D) Deletes the condition that sales by charitable organizations be made to purchasers with the dominant motive of contributing to the organization in order for the sales to be tax exempt.
Bill History: 01-18-17 H Filed
01-19-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1225   
Magie, Steve (D) Repeals the FOIA exemption for tax records of hotels and restaurants.
Bill History: 01-19-17 H Filed
01-23-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1226   
Jett, Joe (R) Requires a study by the General Assembly and its stakeholders on the state of Arkansas' transportation infrastructure and possible reinvestment and funding changes to infrastructure-related projects.
Bill History: 01-26-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation
01-25-17 H Meeting cancelled for 01/26/17 ...H-Public Transportation
02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation


HB 1229   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the State Treasurer for City-County Tourist Facilities as required by the City-County Tourist Meeting and Entertainment Facilities Assistance Law.
Bill History: 01-19-17 H Filed
01-23-17 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1236   
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Johnson, Blake (R)
Exempts records that depict the death of law enforcement officers from disclosure under FOIA.
Companions:
SB 152 Johnson, Blake (Identical)
  2-28-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171, S-Judiciary
Bill History: 02-03-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-03-17 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1247   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the DFA Disbursing Officer for miscellaneous grants and expenses and various agency transfers.
Bill History: 01-23-17 H Filed
01-23-17 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget
01-31-17 H Sent to subcommittee JBC - Special Language Subcommittee


HB 1248   
Williams, Jeff (R) Exempts data recorded by law enforcement body cameras or dash cameras from disclosure under FOIA if the data is related to an ongoing investigation by a law enforcement agency.
Bill History: 01-23-17 H Filed
01-23-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
02-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1251   
Walker, John (D) Prohibits SNAP or other public assistance from being denied to a person based on their conviction of a drug-related felony; exempts incarcerated or hospitalized individuals from paying civil penalties or court fines during their incarceration.
Bill History: 01-23-17 H Filed
01-23-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
02-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1253   
Wardlaw, Jeff (R) Repeals the requirement that retailers with average net monthly sales of more than $200,000 prepay a portion of their sales tax twice monthly.
Bill History: 01-23-17 H Filed
01-23-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
02-07-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1258   
Gillam, Jeremy (R)
Rice, Terry (R)
Reduces the service requirement for nonstate and state employee trustees serving on the Board of Trustees of APERS from 10 to 5 years and prohibits them from being a retired member; allows the Governor to fill vacancies in the Board.
Bill History: 02-22-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
02-23-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-23-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.2


HB 1263   
Jett, Joe (R) Creates a sales tax exemption for parts and repair services relating to agricultural equipment and machinery.
Bill History: 01-24-17 H Filed
01-24-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1265   
Richey, Chris (D) Changes laws governing the issuance and limitations of concealed handgun carry licenses, applying them simultaneously to the unconcealed carry of firearms.
Bill History: 01-24-17 H Filed
01-24-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
01-26-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1267   
Fite, Lanny (R) Makes various revisions to the procedures governing the waste tire program and the recordkeeping and incentives governing the recycle of used tires.
Bill History: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-22-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar


HB 1270   
Johnson, Bob (D)
Clark, Alan (R)
Requires ballots to be marked at a voting booth or voting machine.
Companions:
SB 38 Clark, Alan (Identical)
  1-25-17 S Meeting cancelled for 01/26/17, S-State Agencies
Bill History: 01-24-17 H Filed
01-24-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies


HB 1285   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the State Highway and Transportation Department for operations.
Bill History: 01-25-17 H Filed
01-25-17 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget
02-20-17 H Sent to subcommittee JBC - Special Language Subcommittee


HB 1297   
Farrer, Joe (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Prohibits the alteration of military historical monuments, including their removal, relocation, renaming, rededicating, or any other modifications.
Bill History: 02-17-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 130 itary ...H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
02-16-17 H Meeting cancelled for 02/17/17 litary ...H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
02-24-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 130 itary ...H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military


HB 1317   
Shepherd, Matthew (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Local Government (Title 14; Technical Corrections)
Bill History: 02-20-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-20-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-21-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 260 )


HB 1319   
Shepherd, Matthew (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Public Utilities (Title 23; Technical Corrections)
Bill History: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
02-23-17 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
02-27-17 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1335   
Cozart, Bruce (R)
Clark, Alan (R)
Allows electors from an annexed territory to submit a petition for detachment from the municipality the territory was annexed to within 1 year of the annexation.
Bill History: 02-24-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-23-17 H Meeting cancelled for 02/24/17 ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-22-17 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed


HB 1353   
Nicks, Milton (D) Grants incorporated towns the authority to remove unsightly or dangerous buildings in the same manner as cities of the first and second class.
Bill History: 02-21-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-22-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-22-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)


HB 1354   
Nicks, Milton (D) Specifies that when district court clerks are employed by 2 or more cities or counties at the same time, the employing cities or counties must make a written agreement specifying expense apportionment and handbook policies governing the clerk.
Bill History: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-Judiciary
02-22-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
02-23-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)


HB 1364   
Hendren, Kim (R) Places a restriction on the use of portable electronic devices in a public school classroom unless approved by the individual having authority over the classroom.
Bill History: 02-08-17 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-09-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-09-17 H Amendment 2 adopted


HB 1367   
Watson, Danny (R)
Teague, Larry (D)
Exempts retired law enforcement officers from concealed carry permit requirements; exempts auxiliary officers from firearms qualifications beyond what is required of a full-time officer as long as the auxiliary officer is appointed as such.
Bill History: 02-15-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 1)
02-15-17 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
02-28-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


HB 1368   
Baltz, Scott (D) Requires public safety members who purchase service credit from APERS to pay the same rate as a member who is not a public safety member.
Bill History: 02-07-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-07-17 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-27-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...Joint Retirement


HB 1369   
House, Douglas (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Deletes earmark language from the Medical Marijuana Amendment and designates sales tax proceeds as special revenues to be deposited in the Medical Marijuana Implementation and Operations Fund; uses one percent for Commission operations.
Bill History: 02-15-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-Revenue and Taxation
02-14-17 S Meeting cancelled for 02/15/17 ...S-Revenue and Taxation
02-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1370   
House, Douglas (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Prohibits medical marijuana advertising, artwork and displays from using designs that attract children.
Bill History: 02-15-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-16-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-16-17 S Passed over on calendar


HB 1371   
House, Douglas (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Requires the ABC to issue a medical marijuana license only in the name of a natural person with an ownership interest, similar to other ABC licensing; requires criminal background check for any individual with ownership.
Bill History: 02-15-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-15-17 S Re-referred to committee S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1384   
Holcomb, Mike (R) Authorizes a business the leases heavy equipment to charge a recovery fee of 1.25 percent to be designated for payment of business property taxes.
Bill History: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-Revenue and Taxation
02-22-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Revenue and Taxation
02-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar


HB 1385   
Lemons, Tim (R) Allows auxiliary law enforcement officers to purchase blue lights or blue lens caps for vehicles.
Bill History: 02-16-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
02-16-17 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
02-28-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


HB 1386   
Lemons, Tim (R) Repeals the requirement that all proposed rules of agencies be filed with the Secretary of State, the Arkansas State Library, and the Legislative Council, limiting the filing requirement to finalized rules.
Bill History: 01-30-17 H Filed
01-30-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-01-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1387   
Payton, John (R)
Rice, Terry (R)
Prohibits a law enforcement officer from stopping the operator of a vehicle solely to determine their compliance with mandatory seat belt usage.
Bill History: 02-07-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation
02-06-17 H Meeting cancelled for 02/07/17 ...H-Public Transportation
02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation


HB 1388   
Douglas, Dan (R)
Files, Jake (R)
Requires a seller that does not have a physical presence in the state to provide notice to Arkansan purchasers of their requirement to file a sales tax return on the purchase.
Bill History: 02-22-17 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-22-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended no. 1 ation ...S-Revenue and Taxation
02-23-17 S Amendment 1 adopted


HB 1391   
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Allows the regulation of a medical marijuana dispensary of cultivation facility by majority vote of a city council or county quorum court; allows dispensaries and cultivation facilities to be subject to zoning regulations beyond those of pharmacies.
Bill History: 01-30-17 H Filed
01-30-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
02-22-17 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


HB 1397   
Leding, Greg (D) Levies sales tax on the membership fees and dues of golf facilities.
Bill History: 01-30-17 H Filed
01-31-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
02-14-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1400   
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Amends the Medical Marijuana amendment to state that the amendment does not permit a person to smoke marijuana in any location in Arkansas.
Companions:
SB 357 Rapert, Jason (Identical)
  2-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 272, S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Bill History: 01-30-17 H Filed
01-31-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
02-22-17 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


HB 1401   
Gillam, Jeremy (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Creates an exemption from ethics laws for food, beverages and items provided to a public official by the host of a civic/social organization's meeting. Exempts an event of a recognized political party that invites all party members of either chamber.
Bill History: 02-22-17 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-Rules
02-22-17 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Rules
02-23-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1


HB 1403   
Boyd, Justin (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Exempts traffic accident reports from the FOIA until 30 days after the accident for all but the law enforcement agency that files the accident report and government entities that utilize it for accident prevention; restricts recipients list after 30 days.
Bill History: 02-13-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-13-17 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation


HB 1417   
Sturch, James (R) Allows a police department to impound the motor vehicle of a person arrested for sexual solicitation; requires a $500 fee to release the vehicle from impoundment, to be used for local education and awareness efforts regarding prostitution.
Bill History: 02-01-17 H Filed
02-01-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
02-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1427   
Della Rosa, Jana (R) Requires electronic filing of campaign finance and candidate reports with the Secretary of State.
Bill History: 02-23-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies
02-23-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar


HB 1430   
Tosh, Dwight (R) Makes various changes and technical revisions to provisions concerning law enforcement standards and training.
Bill History: 02-15-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-15-17 H Re-referred to committee H-State Agencies
02-24-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1431   
Tosh, Dwight (R) Requires any new law enforcement agency, or law enforcement agency up for reactivation, to be specifically approved by the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training.
Bill History: 02-23-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-23-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar


HB 1433   
Baltz, Scott (D) Prohibits a current Level 3 or 4 sex offender from relocating to reside within 2,000 feet of a facility for mentally or physically disabled residents; applies full restriction to newly registered offenders who currently reside near a facility.
Bill History: 02-02-17 H Filed
02-02-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
02-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1437   
Ferguson, Deborah (D)
Bledsoe, Cecile (R)
Establishes the Telemedicine Act, replacing existing laws governing telemedicine.
Companions:
SB 146 Bledsoe, Cecile (Same As)
  2-17-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 203)
Bill History: 02-13-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-13-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 2)
02-13-17 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1440   
Gray, Michelle (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Delays the date of various runoff elections from three weeks after the original election to four weeks after.
Bill History: 02-21-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)
02-21-17 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
02-28-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


HB 1444   
Ballinger, Bob (R) Revises various procedures related to the exercise of eminent domain.
Bill History: 02-06-17 H Filed
02-06-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
02-14-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1448   
Gray, Michelle (R) Allows an entity that is a member of the National Credit Union Administration to serve as a depository of public funds alongside other financial institutions.
Bill History: 02-06-17 H Filed
02-06-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
02-24-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce


HB 1451   
Drown, Trevor (R) Prohibits a member of the Arkansas National Guard or the United States Military from being considered a designated caregiver or qualifying patient for medical marijuana purposes.
Bill History: 02-16-17 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-23-17 S Passed over on calendar


HB 1460   
Wing, Carlton (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Prohibits a cause of action from being established against an employer who acted with a good faith belief that a qualifying patient employee was under the influence of marijuana while on the workplace premises.
Bill History: 02-16-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-16-17 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-22-17 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


HB 1467   
Blake, Charles (D) Allows the address of an individual that is on file with a county assessor to be used as the address to which a notice of code violation may be sent.
Bill History: 02-13-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 2)
02-13-17 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-23-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1477   
Williams, Jeff (R) Requires chief executives of 911 operators to designate a 911 addressing authority to create and maintain a street centerline and address point data in a geographic information system format.
Bill History: 02-08-17 H Filed
02-08-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Communications and Information Technology


HB 1483   
Shepherd, Matthew (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Transportation (Title 27; Technical Corrections)
Bill History: 02-22-17 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-23-17 S Passed over on calendar
02-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar


HB 1512   
Davis, Andy (R) Lowers top state income tax rate of 6.9 percent using all sales tax revenue collected on sales by out-of-state sellers, effective January 1, 2019.
Bill History: 02-23-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-23-17 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1513   
Holcomb, Mike (R) Revises the definition of “eligible structure” under the Asbestos Abatement Grant Program, Increases the maximum population for grant eligibility to 50,000, and limits the cost of activities undertaken for the property using grant money.
Bill History: 02-24-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-24-17 H On floor for consideration
02-24-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 86/N: 0)


HB 1515   
Ladyman, Jack (R) Authorizes the entity that controls a water system serving 5,000 or fewer people to determine whether to adjust fluoride content; prohibits exceeding the maximum fluoride content established by the Department of Health.
Bill History: 02-10-17 H Filed
02-13-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1519   
House, Douglas (R) Changes the Medical Marijuana Amendment to place the Medical Marijuana Commission within the Department of Finance and Administration.
Bill History: 02-16-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 81/N: 1)
02-16-17 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1522   
Sorvillo, Jim (R) Prohibits rules governing police and fire departments that place residency restrictions on applicants or employees.
Bill History: 02-13-17 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-23-17 H Meeting cancelled for 02/24/17 ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-22-17 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 4/N: 4)


HB 1529   
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Johnson, Blake (R)
Extends the powers of regulation regarding building of houses and issue of house construction permits to all municipalities rather than solely cities of the first class.
Bill History: 02-14-17 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-24-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-23-17 H Meeting cancelled for 02/24/17 ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1532   
Boyd, Justin (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Requires a nominating convention and a certificate of nomination from a newly formed political party to be held and filed no later than noon on the date of the first preferential primary election after the party's formation.
Bill History: 02-21-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-22-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-22-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 23/N: 2)


HB 1535   
Hendren, Kim (R) Requires sales tax revenue from sellers without a physical presence in the state to be deposited into State general revenues up to $85,000,000 and for amounts over that to be split 50/50 to reduce sales and income tax for state residents.
Bill History: 02-16-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-15-17 H Meeting cancelled for 02/16/17 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1537   
Gray, Michelle (R)
Wallace, David (R)
Authorizes any entity that may contract with ambulance service districts to provide emergency services to include nonemergency services in the same contract.
Bill History: 02-14-17 H Filed
02-14-17 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-22-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1540   
Shepherd, Matthew (R)
Hutchinson, Jeremy (R)
Requires information from registered sex offenders to be reported in person; requires registered sex offenders to provide information on their social media accounts.
Bill History: 02-17-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
02-20-17 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
02-28-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


HB 1541   
Shepherd, Matthew (R)
Hutchinson, Jeremy (R)
Requires a person to be removed from a sex offender registry upon receipt of adequate proof that the offender has died.
Bill History: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-Judiciary
02-22-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
02-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar


HB 1549   
Davis, Andy (R) Requires municipal sewer systems to provide service to nonresident property owners of new developments within the territorial jurisdiction, when the owner signs a pre-annexation agreement, bears the cost of the infrastructure and deeds it to the city.
Bill History: 02-15-17 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-24-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-23-17 H Meeting cancelled for 02/24/17 ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1550   
Davis, Andy (R) Makes various revisions to funding and permit codes governing nonmunicipal domestic sewage treatment works.
Bill History: 02-14-17 H Filed
02-15-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1551   
Womack, Richard (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Establishes an individual's right to engage in a lawful occupation without being required to comply with a regulation that imposes substantial burdens and is not related to the state's interest in public health and safety.
Bill History: 02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-23-17 H Committee motion to table failed
02-23-17 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed (Vote: Y: 10/N: 7)


HB 1553   
Baltz, Scott (D)
Johnson, Blake (R)
Places a moratorium on the construction of new public safety answering points until July 1, 2020.
Bill History: 02-15-17 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-24-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-23-17 H Meeting cancelled for 02/24/17 ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1557   
Pilkington, Aaron (R) Prohibits a person from serving as mayor of a 1st or 2nd class city for more than 24 years, consecutively or nonconsecutively.
Bill History: 02-24-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-23-17 H Meeting cancelled for 02/24/17 ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-23-17 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed


HB 1558   
Pilkington, Aaron (R) Reduces the number of voters, property owners, or other potential signatories of county petitions required for alcohol petitions, from 38 percent to 15 percent of registered voters; lowers subordinate service district petition requirement.
Bill History: 02-15-17 H Filed
02-15-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
02-22-17 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


HB 1572   
Douglas, Dan (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Repeals the statute that prohibited road use and parking fees levied by a large regional airport authority from exceeding the local sales tax rate of the municipality in which the airport is located.
Bill History: 02-16-17 H Filed
02-17-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Transportation
02-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation


HB 1573   
Douglas, Dan (R) Authorizes a municipal airport commission to impose tolls and fees upon transportation network companies and their drivers and vehicles.
Companions:
HB 1238 Douglas, Dan (Same As)
  1-26-17 H Withdrawn from further consideration
Bill History: 02-16-17 H Filed
02-17-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Transportation
02-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation


HB 1580   
House, Douglas (R) Levies a 4% special privilege tax on the gross proceeds or receipts of medical marijuana cultivation facilities, dispensaries, or other marijuana businesses.
Bill History: 02-17-17 H Filed
02-17-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
02-22-17 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


HB 1582   
Dotson, Jim (R) Creates a sales tax exemption for all election equipment, including voting machines, electronic poll books, booths, and other materials to be used in the election process.
Bill History: 02-17-17 H Filed
02-17-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
02-21-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1586   
Payton, John (R) Establishes maximum payment limits and durations for worker's compensation in cases of permanent total disability or death; requires employers to provide immediate medical treatment to employees exposed to rabies.
Bill History: 02-24-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-24-17 H Passed over on calendar
02-27-17 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1593   
Collins, Charlie (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Extends the provision allowing local exchange carriers to relinquish their designation as eligible telecommunications carriers in certain multi-carrier areas to all areas where the Public Service Commission has designated multiple eligible carriers.
Bill History: 02-23-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 1)
02-23-17 H Emergency clause adopted
02-23-17 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-Insurance and Commerce


HB 1595   
Holcomb, Mike (R)
Caldwell, Ronald (R)
Raises various project cost thresholds for provisions overseeing statutory construction contracts from $20,000 to $35,000, including the provisions regarding required notice publishing, cashier's check bid accompaniment, and others.
Bill History: 02-21-17 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-24-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-23-17 H Meeting cancelled for 02/24/17 ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1622   
Johnson, Bob (D)
English, Jane (R)
Authorizes government entities to take additional time to produce records requested under FOIA if the request is unduly burdensome; establishes criteria for determining if a request is burdensome.
Bill History: 02-21-17 H Filed
02-21-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-24-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1623   
Johnson, Bob (D)
English, Jane (R)
Allows local governmental entities to adopt the same FOIA online database requirements that govern state agencies.
Bill History: 02-21-17 H Filed
02-21-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-24-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1624   
Leding, Greg (D) Establishes that overdue wage payments do not release an employee's other claims to balances due to them by employers; amends processes governing disputes over wages.
Bill History: 02-21-17 H Filed
02-21-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1631   
Tucker, Clarke (D) Makes the arrest of a person suspected of recent incident of domestic abuse mandatory, rather than dependent upon the law enforcement officer's judgment as to whether the violation committed constitutes a felony offense.
Bill History: 02-21-17 H Filed
02-21-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
02-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1637   
Richey, Chris (D) Authorizes the remaining members of a metropolitan port authority board to fill the vacancy for a new term when the remaining term goes unfilled by the local governing body.
Bill History: 02-21-17 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-24-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-23-17 H Meeting cancelled for 02/24/17 ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1645   
Bragg, Ken (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Authorizes municipal sewage system contracts to be design-build contracts or general contractor construction management projects.
Bill History: 02-22-17 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-24-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-23-17 H Meeting cancelled for 02/24/17 ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1647   
Douglas, Charlotte (R) Allows motor vehicle manufacturer's rebates to be subtracted from the sales price when calculating the sales tax due.
Bill History: 02-22-17 H Filed
02-22-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
02-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1655   
Davis, Andy (R) Adds an exception to the rule that prohibits annexation of land near the boundaries of Pinnacle State Park, allowing the land to be annexed if it contains a public or private school.
Bill History: 02-22-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
02-24-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 138 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
02-24-17 H Meeting cancelled for 02/24/17 evelopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development


HB 1657   
Gazaway, Jimmy (R) State Departments (Title 27; Technical Corrections and Obsolete Language Repeal)
Bill History: 02-22-17 H Filed
02-23-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
02-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1659   
Tucker, Clarke (D) Establishes a priority of allocation for installment payments by criminal defendants, with payments initially going to meet court costs, followed by restitution and fines, followed by any remaining amounts.
Bill History: 02-22-17 H Filed
02-23-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
02-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1660   
Sorvillo, Jim (R) Requires municipalities to submit financial reports on a monthly rather than quarterly basis.
Bill History: 02-22-17 H Filed
02-23-17 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1664   
Payton, John (R) Applies the new tire fee to motorcycles and trailers, and requires it be paid upon registering a new vehicle, cycle or trailer. Increases the fee to three dollars and decreases the additional fee for truck tires to two dollars.
Bill History: 02-23-17 H Filed
02-23-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1667   
Beck, Rick (R) Requires the good faith offer that an entity must make to a property owner before initiating a condemnation proceeding be a written offer; entitles property owners to costs incurred that exceed the entity's written good faith offer.
Bill History: 02-23-17 H Filed
02-23-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
02-24-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce


HB 1669   
Bragg, Ken (R) Repeals the special landfill disposal fees that were imposed to support computer and electronic equipment recycling program, and the process for distributing those funds.
Bill History: 02-23-17 H Filed
02-24-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1674   
Tucker, Clarke (D)
Elliott, Joyce (D)
Authorizes the creation of community public education boards when at least 10% of a district's eligible students are enrolled in public charter schools; authorizes boards to review and reverse any authorizing decisions of the charter school panel.
Bill History: 02-23-17 H Filed
02-24-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
02-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education


HB 1676   
Sturch, James (R) Authorizes a municipality to submit the question of whether future taxation votes will require a 2/3 supermajority vote for approval. Provides that the question itself must be approved by 2/3 majority of electors.
Bill History: 02-24-17 H Filed
02-24-17 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1677   
Fielding, David (D) Appropriates $25,000 to the Arkansas Legislative Audit of the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee from the State Central Services Fund for training reimbursements for fiscal year 2017-2018.
Bill History: 02-24-17 H Filed
02-24-17 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HCR1007   
Speaks, Nelda (R)
Flippo, Scott (R)
Encourages the expansion of the US Route 412 East-West Corridor and encourages economic development along that corridor.
Bill History: 02-07-17 S Received in the Senate - Referred to calendar
02-09-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-09-17 S Resolution concurred


HCR1010   
Gillam, Jeremy (R)
Dismang, Jonathan (R)
Declares a recess of the General Assembly at the close of business on April 7, 2017, with the option to reconvene the regular session at any time until noon on May 5, 2017.
Bill History: 02-14-17 S Received in the Senate - Referred to calendar
02-16-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-16-17 S Adopted (Vote: Y: 33/N: 1)


HJR1001   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Requests that the United States Congress call a convention of states under Article V for the purpose of amending the US Constitution.
Companions:
SJR 2 Stubblefield, Gary (Same As)
  1-30-17 S Motion to expunge vote carried
Bill History: 12-19-16 H Filed


HJR1002   
Meeks, Stephen (R)
Hendren, Jim (R)
To amend the constitution to require the General Assembly pass laws providing for emergency successors if a catastrophic event results in no one eligible to serve as Governor or reduces the numbers in the legislature, Supreme Court, or quorum courts.
Bill History: 02-07-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-14-17 H Sent to subcommittee H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues
02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House - Room 151 sues ...H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues


HJR1003   
Gillam, Jeremy (R) Requires 3/5 vote at the polls to adopt a proposed constitutional amendment that has been submitted by petition; increases petition signature requirements; prohibits an amendment that bestows powers to an individual or business by name; other.
Bill History: 02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House - Room 151 sues ...H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues
02-21-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-21-17 H Amendment 1 adopted


HJR1004   
Leding, Greg (D) Requires challenges to initiative petition titles or signatures to be made within 30 days of the petition's approval or certification; creates an earlier deadline for the petition to be filed, of 150 days before the election.
Bill History: 02-08-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-14-17 H Sent to subcommittee H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues
02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House - Room 151 sues ...H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues


HJR1005   
Lowery, Mark (R)
Johnson, Blake (R)
Amends the Constitution to specify that actions of the General Assembly with regard to the supervision of public schools do not violate the Constitution's requirement for the state to maintain a public school system.
Bill History: 02-08-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-14-17 H Sent to subcommittee H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues
02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House - Room 151 sues ...H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues


HJR1006   
Hendren, Kim (R) Amends the constitution to repeal the fiscal legislative session provision and revert the state budget to a two-year appropriation cycle. Allows a vote of 2/3 majority to extend a regular session beyond 75 days (currently requires 3/4 majority)
Companions:
SJR 1 Hendren, Jim (Same As)
  2-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment- OSC, S-State Agencies
Bill History: 02-08-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-14-17 H Sent to subcommittee H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues
02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House - Room 151 sues ...H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues


HJR1007   
Hendren, Kim (R) Requires a proposed Constitutional Amendment to contain the exact title to be used on the ballot.
Bill History: 02-08-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-14-17 H Sent to subcommittee H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues
02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House - Room 151 sues ...H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues


HJR1008   
Dotson, Jim (R) Repeals the independent authority of the State Highway Commission which was granted in Amendment 42.
Bill History: 02-17-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-17-17 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House - Room 151 sues ...H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues


HJR1009   
Dotson, Jim (R) Provides that the legislature has full authority over institutions of higher education despite the powers granted to the institutions' governing boards in Amendment 33.
Companions:
HJR1011 Drown, Trevor (Same As)
  2-27-17 H Placed on the House calendar
Bill History: 02-17-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-17-17 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House - Room 151 sues ...H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues


HJR1010   
Dotson, Jim (R) Proposes an amendment to the Constitution concerning the funding of public education. (Shell Bill)
Bill History: 02-08-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-14-17 H Sent to subcommittee H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues
02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House - Room 151 sues ...H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues


HJR1011   
Drown, Trevor (R) Provides that the legislature has full authority over institutions of higher education despite the powers ranted to the institutions' governing boards in Amendment 33.
Companions:
HJR1009 Dotson, Jim (Same As)
  2-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House - Room 151, H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues
Bill History: 02-22-17 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
02-23-17 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-27-17 H Placed on the House calendar


HJR1012   
Shepherd, Matthew (R) Proposes an amendment to the Constitution revising the method of selection of Supreme Court Justices. (Shell bill)
Bill History: 02-08-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-14-17 H Sent to subcommittee H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues
02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House - Room 151 sues ...H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues


HJR1013   
Ballinger, Bob (R) Moves the deadline by which a petition for a state-wide ballot measure must be submitted to the Secretary of State from four months before the election to 180 days before the election.
Bill History: 02-08-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-14-17 H Sent to subcommittee H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues
02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House - Room 151 sues ...H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues


HJR1014   
Mayberry, Andy (R) Requires 2/3 majority vote for the General Assembly to approve an increase in sales taxes.
Bill History: 02-09-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-14-17 H Sent to subcommittee H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues
02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House - Room 151 sues ...H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues


HJR1015   
Mayberry, Andy (R) Forbids a Constitutional amendment from bestowing any powers, privileges, or authority to any specifically named individual or private business entity.
Bill History: 02-09-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-14-17 H Sent to subcommittee H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues
02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House - Room 151 sues ...H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues


HJR1016   
Lundstrum, Robin (R) Requires voters to present a valid photo ID when attempting to vote.
Bill History: 02-23-17 H On floor for consideration
02-23-17 H Adopted (Vote: Y: 73/N: 16)
02-23-17 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-State Agencies


HJR1017   
Douglas, Charlotte (R) Creates a list of constitutional rights to be afforded to victims of a crime.
Bill History: 02-09-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-14-17 H Sent to subcommittee H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues
02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House - Room 151 sues ...H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues


HJR1018   
Shepherd, Matthew (R) To amend the constitution concerning civil actions and court procedures, to be known as the Civil Justice Reform Amendment. (Shell bill)
Bill History: 02-09-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-14-17 H Sent to subcommittee H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues
02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House - Room 151 sues ...H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues


HJR1019   
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Maloch, Bruce (D)
Entitles parties to reimbursement from opposing parties that bring frivolous civil suits; authorizes the legislature to limit the amount of punitive damages that may be awarded in workers' compensation civil actions.
Companions:
SJR 13 Maloch, Bruce (Identical)
  2-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment- OSC, S-State Agencies
Bill History: 02-09-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-14-17 H Sent to subcommittee H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues
02-15-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of House State Agencies - R sues ...H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues


HJR1020   
Davis, Andy (R) Repeals the fiscal legislative session and provides for a shortened regular session each year that is strictly limited to 60 days and would require 2/3 vote to extend beyond 45 days, 3/4 vote to extend beyond 55 days.
Bill History: 02-17-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-17-17 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House - Room 151 sues ...H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues


HJR1021   
Sorvillo, Jim (R) Requires a party seeking to place a monument on the state capitol grounds to clear an additional requirement of submitting a petition containing 200,000 signatures.
Bill History: 02-09-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-14-17 H Sent to subcommittee H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues
02-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House - Room 151 sues ...H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues


HJR1022   
Beck, Rick (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Calls for Congress to convene an Article V single-issue countermand amendment constitutional convention.
Bill History: 02-16-17 H On floor for consideration
02-16-17 H Failed to adopt (Vote: N: 56/Y: 32)
02-16-17 H Clincher adopted


HR 1010   
Ballinger, Bob (R) Repeals the requirement that proposed constitutional amendments first be approved by each chamber's State Agencies committee before being sent to either chamber of the General Assembly; creates a new approval process for proposed amendments.
Bill History: 02-06-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-06-17 H On floor for consideration
02-06-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)


HR 1018   
Maddox, John (R)
Teague, Larry (D)
Encourages expansion along the US Route 49 north-south corridor and encourages the US Government to fund a project to provide accessibility to and create economic prosperity for the Arkansas communities along the corridor.
Bill History: 02-17-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-17-17 H On floor for consideration
02-17-17 H Adopted


ISP 1   
Williams, Jeff (R) Directs the House Committee on City, County, and Local Affairs to conduct an interim study of all municipal retirement systems in the state on parameters including performance, participation, ease of access, demographics, benefits, costs, and others.
Bill History: 02-20-17 I Filed with H-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 2   
Ingram, Keith (D)
Burch, LeAnne (D)
Prohibits candidates from accepting contributions for an election cycle before the end of the immediately preceding general election.
Bill History: 01-19-17 S Amendment 1 adopted
01-26-17 S Meeting set for 2:30 p.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies
01-25-17 S Meeting cancelled for 01/26/17 ...S-State Agencies


SB 4   
Ingram, Keith (D)
Sabin, Warwick (D)
Adds PAC contribution reports, exploratory committee reports, independent expenditure and personal loan reports to the list of campaign finance reports that the Secretary of State is required to publish and post on his or her website.
Companions:
HB 1010 Sabin, Warwick (Identical)
  2-24-17 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
Bill History: 01-19-17 S Amendment 1 adopted
01-26-17 S Meeting set for 2:30 p.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies
01-25-17 S Meeting cancelled for 01/26/17 ...S-State Agencies


SB 8   
Clark, Alan (R) Creates a waiver of confidentiality procedure through which the subjects of a completed child maltreatment investigative report may allow the custodian of records to release those reports to a legislative committee.
Bill History: 02-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
02-13-17 S Meeting cancelled for 02/14/17 ...S-Judiciary
02-28-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


SB 9   
Clark, Alan (R) Creates a sales tax exemption for merchandise withdrawn from stock for donation to a nonprofit, public educational institution, church, or individual with damaged property or loss in a natural disaster.
Bill History: 11-23-16 S Filed
01-09-17 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
02-08-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-Revenue and Taxation


SB 14   
Stubblefield, Gary (R) Prohibits municipalities from enacting sanctuary policies that grant to illegal immigrants the right to lawful presence within, that prohibit law enforcement from asking about immigration status, or limit contact with federal immigration authorities.
Bill History: 12-02-16 S Filed
01-09-17 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-14-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 19   
Stubblefield, Gary (R) Creates an enhanced sentence for violence against persons who are actual or perceived first responders or law enforcement officers. Includes family or spouse of first responders or officers when that connection is an element of the offense.
Bill History: 01-18-17 S Amendment 1 adopted
01-23-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-23-17 S Passed over on calendar


SB 20   
Hendren, Jim (R) Creates an enhanced Class Y felony for aggravated assault, or discharging a firearm with intent to harm, when against a law enforcement officer or an employee of a correctional facility.
Bill History: 02-23-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-23-17 H On floor for consideration
02-23-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)


SB 34   
Hickey, Jimmy (R) Creates the Public Officer and Employee Integrity Act of 2017, which allows the Attorney General to bring a civil case against a public employee found guilty of illegal conduct or malfeasance.
Bill History: 01-25-17 S On floor for consideration
01-25-17 S Failed (Vote: N: 18/Y: 14)
01-25-17 S Motion to expunge vote carried


SB 35   
Clark, Alan (R) Requires water providers to provide service to all property within an infrastructure development within the provider's territory if adequate infrastructure exists or is installed by the consumer. Prohibits mandatory annexation of existing service area.
Bill History: 02-22-17 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-23-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-23-17 S Amendment 1 adopted


SB 37   
Clark, Alan (R) Prohibits a private employer from restricting a licensed employee's ability to possess a legally owned handgun in the employer's parking lot in a motor vehicle.
Bill History: 02-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
02-13-17 S Meeting cancelled for 02/14/17 ...S-Judiciary
02-28-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


SB 38   
Clark, Alan (R) Requires election ballots to be marked at a voting booth or voting machine.
Companions:
HB 1270 Johnson, Bob (Identical)
  1-24-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
Bill History: 01-09-17 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
01-26-17 S Meeting set for 2:30 p.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies
01-25-17 S Meeting cancelled for 01/26/17 ...S-State Agencies


SB 41   
Clark, Alan (R)
Gates, Mickey (R)
Makes data compiled by an entity authorized to perform public services for children that is related to both a child maltreatment investigation and the unlawful conduct or suspension of an employee subject to FOIA disclosure.
Bill History: 02-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
02-13-17 S Meeting cancelled for 02/14/17 ...S-Judiciary
02-28-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


SB 42   
Hutchinson, Jeremy (R) Requires the separation of the processes to examine a criminal defendant's fitness to proceed and to examine a defendant's lack of criminal responsibility.
Bill History: 02-24-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-24-17 H Passed over on calendar
02-27-17 H Placed on the House calendar


SB 43   
Hutchinson, Jeremy (R) Requires notice to the owner of a premises in which a common nuisance is alleged to exist when a prosecuting attorney, city attorney, or citizen attempts to permanently enjoin the owner and the person conducting the common nuisance.
Bill History: 02-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
02-13-17 S Meeting cancelled for 02/14/17 ...S-Judiciary
02-28-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


SB 102   
Rice, Terry (R) Limits the maximum fine for violation of the mandatory seatbelt law to $25 regardless of any other convictions or offenses the individual receiving the fine may have committed.
Bill History: 01-18-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 29/N: 0)
01-19-17 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
02-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


SB 106   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Economic Development Commission for operations.
Bill History: 01-10-17 S Filed
01-10-17 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget
01-23-17 S Sent to subcommittee JBC - Special Language Subcommittee


SB 113   
Hutchinson, Jeremy (R) Places restrictions on circuit court and district court authority to suspend a driver's license for failure to pay a fine or fee as ordered by the court, or for failure to appear.
Bill History: 02-22-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
02-23-17 S Passed over on calendar
02-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar


SB 120   
English, Jane (R)
Fite, Charlene (R)
Increase Medicaid Program allocations; exempts military retirement benefits from income tax; applies income tax to unemployment benefits; applies sales tax to digital downloads; increases tax on candy and soft drinks; lowers tax on soft drink syrup.
Companions:
HB 1162 Fite, Charlene (Identical)
  2- 7-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 141)
Bill History: 01-31-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 30/N: 0)
01-31-17 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
02-07-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


SB 122   
Stubblefield, Gary (R) Changes the date of the general primary election to the first Tuesday in April, the preferential primary to 4 weeks before the general primary, changes the party filing period to a 1-week period in November, other election timeline changes.
Bill History: 01-26-17 S Motion to expunge vote carried
01-30-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-30-17 S Failed (Vote: N: 16/Y: 15)


SB 126   
Hester, Bart (R)
Womack, Richard (R)
Designates the second Saturday in September through the following Sunday every year as Second Amendment Appreciation Weekend, during which sales tax does not apply on firearms or ammunition purchased for personal use.
Bill History: 02-15-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-Revenue and Taxation
02-14-17 S Meeting cancelled for 02/15/17 ...S-Revenue and Taxation
02-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-Revenue and Taxation


SB 136   
Hutchinson, Jeremy (R)
Tucker, Clarke (D)
Makes various changes to corrections, law enforcement and parole procedures. Creates a protocol for coordinating efforts to intervene when an individual is identified as demonstrating dangerous behavioral health issues, other.
Bill History: 02-22-17 S Senate concurred in House amendment no. 4
02-23-17 S Passed over on calendar
02-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar


SB 138   
Hickey, Jimmy (R)
Hillman, David (R)
Creates a process for the revocation of charter of a municipal corporation when the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee makes at least two findings of noncompliance with municipal accounting procedures in the preceding three-year period.
Bill History: 02-07-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-23-17 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar


SB 140   
Files, Jake (R)
Douglas, Dan (R)
Requires sales tax to be imposed on large-volume sellers that do not have a physical presence in the state.
Bill History: 02-23-17 H Committee motion to amend failed (Vote: Y: 10/N: 6)
02-23-17 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed
02-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


SB 144   
Bond, Will (D)
Tucker, Clarke (D)
Creates a schedule of fines a court may apply in addition to any other penalties when a person is found guilty of using a handheld phone while driving and is involved in an accident that results in property damage, physical injury, or death.
Bill History: 02-23-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-22-17 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-23-17 S Amendment 1 adopted


SB 145   
Bond, Will (D)
Tucker, Clarke (D)
Includes a death caused by the use of a handheld wireless telephone in the definition of negligent homicide and provides for denial of driving privileges to a person who is found guilty of negligent homicide under those circumstances.
Bill History: 02-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
02-13-17 S Meeting cancelled for 02/14/17 ...S-Judiciary
02-28-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


SB 152   
Johnson, Blake (R)
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Exempts records that depict the death of law enforcement officers from disclosure under FOIA.
Companions:
HB 1236 Gazaway, Jimmy (Identical)
  2-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149, H-Judiciary
Bill History: 02-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
02-13-17 S Meeting cancelled for 02/14/17 ...S-Judiciary
02-28-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


SB 161   
Wallace, David (R) Repeals the Public Roads Improvements Credit Act.
Bill History: 01-23-17 S Filed
01-23-17 S Introduced and referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development
02-02-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 309 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development


SB 166   
Rapert, Jason (R) Creates a sales tax exemption for the sale of tangible personal property or services to the Disabled American Veterans Organization.
Bill History: 01-23-17 S Filed
01-23-17 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
02-08-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-Revenue and Taxation


SB 181   
Sample, Bill (R) Raises the threshold at which a local firemen's pension and relief fund is considered inactive from covering fewer than 5 members to covering fewer than 9 members.
Bill History: 01-24-17 S Filed
01-24-17 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
02-27-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...Joint Retirement


SB 182   
Sample, Bill (R) Raises the threshold at which a local police pension and relief fund or a local firemen's relief and pension fund is considered inactive from covering fewer than 5 members to fewer than 9 members.
Bill History: 01-24-17 S Filed
01-24-17 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
02-27-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...Joint Retirement


SB 183   
Hutchinson, Jeremy (R) Allows counties to adopt ordinances permitting on-premises consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Bill History: 02-21-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies
02-21-17 S Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed
02-28-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


SB 202   
Sample, Bill (R)
Nicks, Milton (D)
Requires members to separate from service when their participation in the APERS Deferred Retirement Option Plan ceases.
Bill History: 02-09-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-09-17 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-27-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...Joint Retirement


SB 204   
Sample, Bill (R) Redefines the time at which a member is eligible for participation in the APERS Deferred Retirement Option Plan to the first day of the month following the system's determination that the member is eligible for plan participation.
Bill History: 01-25-17 S Filed
01-25-17 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
02-27-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...Joint Retirement


SB 222   
Sample, Bill (R) Authorizes a member of a Local Police and Fire Deferred Retirement Option Plan to defer receiving payment at the plan's conclusion and continue with the funds deposited in the plan.
Bill History: 01-26-17 S Filed
01-26-17 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
02-27-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...Joint Retirement


SB 223   
Rapert, Jason (R) Creates a statute of limitations of 3 to 5 years for offenses involving motor vehicle insurance fraud.
Bill History: 02-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
02-13-17 S Meeting cancelled for 02/14/17 ...S-Judiciary
02-28-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


SB 224   
Rapert, Jason (R) Creates a sales tax exemption for the sale of goods to churches.
Bill History: 02-15-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-Revenue and Taxation
02-14-17 S Meeting cancelled for 02/15/17 ...S-Revenue and Taxation
02-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-Revenue and Taxation


SB 227   
Rapert, Jason (R) Specifies that all disabled people have the right to be accompanied by a service dog as defined in Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Bill History: 01-26-17 S Filed
01-26-17 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 234   
Clark, Alan (R) Exempts survivor benefits funded by the pay of police officers or firefighters from income tax.
Bill History: 02-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-Revenue and Taxation
02-21-17 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-21-17 S Amendment 1 adopted


SB 238   
Rapert, Jason (R)
Mayberry, Andy (R)
Delays implementation of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment to 180 days after marijuana's legalization in the United States.
Bill History: 01-26-17 S Filed
01-26-17 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 253   
Sample, Bill (R)
Jett, Joe (R)
Increases the maximum allowable claim under the Arkansas historic rehabilitation income tax credit from $125,000 to $400,000 for income-producing properties for projects that start after July 1, 2017.
Bill History: 02-23-17 H On floor for consideration
02-23-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)
02-23-17 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-Revenue and Taxation


SB 254   
Standridge, Greg (R) Amends the medical marijuana dispensaries' right to grow up to 50 plants, requiring the Commission grant each dispensary the authority to grow or possess plants.
Bill History: 02-14-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-14-17 S Failed (Vote: N: 15/Y: 16)
02-14-17 S Motion to expunge vote carried


SB 270   
Flowers, Stephanie (D) Requires operators of sport shooting ranges to acquire written consent of local property owners before establishing their ranges; exempts ranges already operating or constructed before January 1, 2017.
Bill History: 02-16-17 S Motion to expunge vote carried
02-16-17 S Re-referred to committee S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-23-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 272   
Bledsoe, Cecile (R)
Sabin, Warwick (D)
Excludes individuals or corporations that purchase electricity from electric utilities and who furnish electricity exclusively to charge battery or plug-in hybrid vehicles from the definition of electric utilities.
Bill History: 02-21-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-21-17 H On floor for consideration
02-21-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)


SB 273   
Standridge, Greg (R)
Drown, Trevor (R)
Provides that state inmates that are housed with a county may assist the local political subdivisions in supporting local nonprofits.
Bill History: 02-21-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 30/N: 5)
02-21-17 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
02-24-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


SB 275   
Irvin, Missy (R) Authorizes highway revenues allocated to cities and counties to be used for the construction of city owned and operated parking lots and sidewalks.
Bill History: 02-22-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-22-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 23/N: 5)
02-23-17 H Received in the House - Referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 280   
Williams, Eddie Joe (R) Extends animal cruelty and abuse laws to all equines rather than solely to horses.
Bill History: 02-21-17 S Received from House as amended - Calendar
02-23-17 S Passed over on calendar
02-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar


SB 283   
Johnson, Blake (R)
Speaks, Nelda (R)
Requires checks drawn in connection with the disbursement of funds by a county treasurer to bear the treasurer's manual signature or a mechanical facsimile thereof.
Bill History: 02-23-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-23-17 H On floor for consideration
02-23-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)


SB 286   
Hester, Bart (R)
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Prohibits a county or municipality from enacting any ordinance restricting a landowner's ability to perform tree maintenance on plants growing on their property.
Bill History: 02-15-17 S On floor for consideration
02-15-17 S Failed (Vote: N: 15/Y: 12)
02-15-17 S Motion to expunge vote carried


SB 288   
Hendren, Jim (R) Authorizes the creation of workforce development center authorities, to include 4 or more sponsors including school districts, vocational schools, and cities or counties, to apply for funding and promote workforce development opportunities in an area.
Bill History: 02-20-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 2)
02-21-17 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
02-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education


SB 299   
King, Bryan (R) Requires a water district to hold an election among the electors of the water district before fluoridating the district's water.
Bill History: 02-08-17 S Filed
02-08-17 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-23-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 300   
King, Bryan (R) Creates a Voter Integrity Unit to investigate claims of election law violation; requires the Unit to make reports to be referred to the State Board of Election Commissioners, who shall determine the course of action regarding the alleged violation.
Bill History: 02-14-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies
02-13-17 S Meeting cancelled for 02/14/17 ...S-State Agencies
02-23-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


SB 325   
Garner, Trent (R)
Williams, Jeff (R)
Ends appropriations to the General Improvement Fund and requires money that is unallocated by previous legislatures on July 1, 2017 to be transferred from the GIF to the Taxpayer Long-term Protection Fund, created to address budget deficiencies.
Bill History: 02-09-17 S Filed
02-09-17 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


SB 332   
Hendren, Jim (R) Requires state agencies or other entities to consider all acceptable piping material when planning water, wastewater, or storm water draining systems and prohibits considerations from being limited to specific brand names.
Bill History: 02-13-17 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-21-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-21-17 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed


SB 333   
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Prohibits medical marijuana from being combined with food or drink, except in the case of a patient or caregiver combining for purposes of aiding ingestion.
Bill History: 02-13-17 S Filed
02-13-17 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 336   
Irvin, Missy (R)
Baltz, Scott (D)
Revises the authorization for mayors to dispose of real or personal property worth up to $20,000.
Bill History: 02-22-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-22-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-23-17 H Received in the House - Referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 346   
Standridge, Greg (R) Concerns gender identity and bathroom privileges. (Shell Bill)
Bill History: 02-14-17 S Filed
02-14-17 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary


SB 348   
Hickey, Jimmy (R)
Womack, Richard (R)
Repeals the requirement that payments to entities arising from claims against sureties be made through Legislative Audit before reaching the receiving entity.
Bill History: 02-24-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-24-17 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
02-27-17 H Placed on the House calendar


SB 349   
Eads, Lance (R)
Williams, Jeff (R)
Authorizes vehicles leading a funeral procession to equip flashing purple lights to alert other drivers of their status; establishes a right-of-way for funeral processions.
Bill History: 02-14-17 S Filed
02-14-17 S Introduced and referred to S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 309 Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs


SB 353   
Rapert, Jason (R) To amend provisions concerning preferential and general primary elections. (Shell bill)
Bill History: 02-15-17 S Filed
02-15-17 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-28-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


SB 357   
Rapert, Jason (R)
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Amends the Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2017 to specify the amendment does not permit a person to smoke marijuana in any location in Arkansas.
Companions:
HB 1400 Lundstrum, Robin (Identical)
  2-22-17 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B, H-Rules
Bill History: 02-16-17 S Filed
02-16-17 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 362   
Eads, Lance (R)
Davis, Andy (R)
Repeals the Economic Investment Tax Credit Act; phases in a sales tax exemption on purchases for manufacturing equipment repair; prohibits new retention tax credits from being authorized after June 30, 2017; various other changes to tax incentives.
Bill History: 02-23-17 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-23-17 S Emergency clause adopted
02-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar


SB 364   
Sanders, David (R) Requires ADEQ permit application notices to contain the web addresses of draft permitting decisions and directions on how to receive notification of a permitting decision for a pending application; allows online publishing of proposed actions.
Bill History: 02-17-17 S Filed
02-20-17 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 366   
Hickey, Jimmy (R)
Hillman, David (R)
Repeals the Arkansas Development Finance Corporation Act and the Arkansas Capital Development Company Act and removes references to corporations and companies creatable under those acts.
Bill History: 02-23-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 309 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
02-23-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Agriculture and Economic Development
02-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar


SB 369   
Rapert, Jason (R)
Collins, Charlie (R)
Authorizes non-profit corporations or instrumentalities of the government to practice law as a corporation if their client is a city, county, public school district, a self-funding group of the same, or a self-insurance risk pool of the same.
Bill History: 02-23-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-23-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
02-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar


SB 370   
Hickey, Jimmy (R)
Dalby, Carol (R)
Allows municipalities to impose fines up to $4,000 for repeated violations of ordinances, increased from $1,000 previously.
Bill History: 02-20-17 S Filed
02-20-17 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-23-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 373   
Hester, Bart (R)
Davis, Andy (R)
Exempts a record that constitutes an attorney-client communication or attorney work product from examination and copying under FOIA.
Bill History: 02-23-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies
02-23-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar


SB 374   
Bond, Will (D) Amends the laws governing the use of a wireless communications device while driving to specifically prohibit the use of social media applications; increases the maximum fines for violation.
Bill History: 02-20-17 S Filed
02-20-17 S Introduced and referred to S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
02-22-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 309 Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs


SB 375   
Bond, Will (D) Authorizes a county board of election commissioners to increase early voting hours to 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. during the week and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
Bill History: 02-20-17 S Filed
02-20-17 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-28-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


SB 376   
Clark, Alan (R) Establishes the Water Provider Legislative Task Force; requires the task force to provide a vision report, an action report, and best practices for new water service.
Bill History: 02-20-17 S Filed
02-20-17 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-23-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 393   
Joint Budget Reappropriates funds to the Ark. Economic Development Commission from the General Improvement Fund for community improvement projects.
Bill History: 02-21-17 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget
02-23-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass Joint Budget
02-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar


SB 424   
English, Jane (R) Changes revenue allocations of the Medical Marijuana Amendment and transfers authority for administering the adult vocational training programs funded by medical marijuana tax revenue from the DFA to the Department of Career Education.
Bill History: 02-22-17 S Filed
02-22-17 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation


SB 426   
Sanders, David (R)
Davis, Andy (R)
Provides specific reporting requirements for local option ballot question committees, legislative question committees, and other ballot question committees, including intent, membership and financial statements.
Bill History: 02-22-17 S Filed
02-22-17 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-28-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


SB 430   
Rapert, Jason (R) Prohibits a municipal airport from being named after an elected individual who is living at the time the airport is named. Requires any airport that meets this criteria to be renamed.
Bill History: 02-23-17 S Filed
02-23-17 S Introduced and referred to S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs


SB 431   
Hutchinson, Jeremy (R) Changes the makeup of the various district courts and their jurisdictions.
Bill History: 02-23-17 S Filed
02-23-17 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
02-28-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


SB 435   
Bond, Will (D) Limits the availability of information under the FOIA regarding water system customers. Makes changes to the general powers of a public body with regard to operating one or more water systems.
Bill History: 02-23-17 S Filed
02-23-17 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs


SJR 1   
Hendren, Jim (R) Amends the constitution to repeal the fiscal legislative session provision and revert the state budget to a two-year appropriation cycle. Allows a vote of 2/3 majority to extend a regular session beyond 75 days (currently requires 3/4 majority)
Companions:
HJR1006 Hendren, Kim (Same As)
  2-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of the House - Room 151, H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues
Bill History: 11-17-16 S Filed
01-09-17 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment- OSC ...S-State Agencies


SJR 2   
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Calls for a convention of states under Article V of the US Constitution for the purpose of proposing constitutional amendments.
Companions:
HJR1001 Ballinger, Bob (Same As)
  12-19-16 H Filed
Bill History: 01-30-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-30-17 S Failed to adopt (Vote: N: 13/Y: 17)
01-30-17 S Motion to expunge vote carried


SJR 3   
Johnson, Blake (R) To amend Article 14 of the constitution, adding language that each public school district maintain free public schools for district residents and others, and that no legislative actions in supervising schools shall be held to violate the constitution.
Bill History: 01-26-17 S Filed
01-26-17 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment- OSC ...S-State Agencies


SJR 4   
Hutchinson, Jeremy (R) Lengthens term limits for Supreme Courts Justices and establishes a Judicial Nomination Commission responsible for ranking potential appointees to the Supreme Court.
Bill History: 01-26-17 S Filed
01-26-17 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment- OSC ...S-State Agencies


SJR 5   
Clark, Alan (R) Designates the General Assembly as the sole and exclusive evaluator of whether the state's public school system satisfies the requirements of the state constitution.
Bill History: 01-30-17 S Filed
01-30-17 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment- OSC ...S-State Agencies


SJR 6   
King, Bryan (R)
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Constitutional amendment requiring voters to present valid government-issued photo ID when voting and provides for issuance of a free ID to voters.
Bill History: 02-02-17 S Filed
02-02-17 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment- OSC ...S-State Agencies


SJR 7   
Rapert, Jason (R) Calls for a convention of the states under Article V of the US Constitution for the purpose of proposing amendments to the US Constitution regarding the definition of marriage.
Bill History: 02-22-17 S Motion to suspend rules failed
02-23-17 S Passed over on calendar
02-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar


SJR 8   
Irvin, Missy (R)
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Establishes maximum attorney recovery fees, maximum punitive damage award amounts, and maximum non-economic damage award amounts; subjects all rulings of pleading, practice, or procedure by the Supreme Court to legislative approval.
Bill History: 02-24-17 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-24-17 H Amendment 2 failed
02-27-17 H Placed on the House calendar


SJR 9   
Rapert, Jason (R)
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Applies to the US Congress to call a convention of the states under Article V for the purpose of drafting a US Constitutional amendment guaranteeing every human being a right to life from conception.
Bill History: 02-22-17 S Motion to suspend rules failed
02-23-17 S Passed over on calendar
02-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar


SJR 10   
Collins-Smith, Linda (R) Requires a joint resolution proposing a Constitutional amendment to achieve a three-fourths vote in each house of the General Assembly before being presented to electors; requires a brief, concise, and impartial summary of the proposed amendment.
Bill History: 02-20-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-20-17 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-20-17 S Re-referred to committee S-State Agencies


SJR 11   
King, Bryan (R) Amends the Constitution to create a Board of Pardon for the purpose of granting pardons for criminal convictions other than impeachment or treason; allows a person to apply to the Board for pardon if they have not applied to the Governor.
Bill History: 02-08-17 S Filed
02-08-17 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment- OSC ...S-State Agencies


SJR 12   
Hendren, Jim (R) Proposes a constitutional amendment concerning court decisions pertaining to legislative initiatives and referendums. (Shell bill)
Bill History: 02-08-17 S Filed
02-08-17 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment- OSC ...S-State Agencies


SJR 13   
Maloch, Bruce (D)
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Entitles parties to reimbursement from opposing parties that bring frivolous civil suits; authorizes the legislature to limit the amount of punitive damages that may be awarded in workers' compensation civil actions.
Companions:
HJR1019 Gazaway, Jimmy (Identical)
  2-15-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of House State Agencies - R, H-State Agencies - Constitutional Issues
Bill History: 02-08-17 S Filed
02-09-17 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment- OSC ...S-State Agencies


SJR 14   
Ingram, Keith (D) Raises the maximum millage allowed as property tax to pay for the pension benefits of Police and Firefighters.
Bill History: 02-08-17 S Filed
02-09-17 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment- OSC ...S-State Agencies


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