ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Bill Status Report
05-01-2017 - 13:45:18

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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: 03-01-17 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-02-17 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-29-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - 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: 03-15-17 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
03-14-17 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-22-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


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: 03-20-17 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed (Vote: Y: 3/N: 3)
03-22-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-22-17 H Reported from committee - Do not 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
03-08-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - 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
03-08-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1018   
Cozart, Bruce (R)
Clark, Alan (R)
Amends procedures for municipal annexation of surrounding unincorporated lands.
Bill History: 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
03-08-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


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: 03-14-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-14-17 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
03-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 272 ...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)
Names specific food products, drinks and supplements that a SNAP recipient is not allowed to purchase using benefits. Requires recipients to show identification when purchasing items, and requires vendors to verify identification at point of sale.
Bill History: 03-01-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-28-17 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-08-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


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
03-08-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - 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 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
03-08-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


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 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 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 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 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 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: 03-29-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-17 S On floor for consideration
03-29-17 S Failed (Vote: N: 4/Y: 13)


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: 02-23-17 H Meeting cancelled for 02/24/17 ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-22-17 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
03-08-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


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: 02-09-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-09-17 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-22-17 H Meeting set for 12:30 p.m. - Room 151 hnology ...H-Communications and Information Technology


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: 04-03-17 S On floor for consideration
04-03-17 S Motion to place on third reading carried
04-03-17 S Failed (Vote: N: 17/Y: 9)


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: 03-14-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation
03-14-17 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
03-28-17 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 Reported from committee - Do pass as amended no. 1 ation ...S-Revenue and Taxation
02-23-17 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-03-17 S Passed over on calendar


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: 03-07-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-07-17 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-22-17 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 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 1444   
Ballinger, Bob (R) Revises various procedures related to the exercise of eminent domain.
Bill History: 03-22-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-22-17 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-28-17 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: 03-08-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-10-17 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Insurance and Commerce
03-10-17 H Referred to interim committee ...H-Insurance and Commerce


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 Amendment 1 adopted
02-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-27-17 H Meeting cancelled for 02/28/17 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1522   
Sorvillo, Jim (R) Prohibits rules governing police and fire departments that place residency restrictions on applicants or employees.
Bill History: 02-22-17 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 4/N: 4)
03-01-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-01-17 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed (Vote: Y: 5/N: 5)


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: 03-15-17 H On floor for consideration
03-15-17 H Re-referred to committee H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-17-17 H Meeting set for 8:30 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


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: 02-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-27-17 H Meeting cancelled for 02/28/17 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
03-14-17 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 1549   
Davis, Andy (R) Requires municipal sewer systems to provide sewer services to nonresident property owners of new developments upon request of the owner and upon the owner securing necessary easements and bearing the cost.
Bill History: 03-21-17 H Withdrawn from further consideration
03-21-17 H Referred to interim committee ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-28-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)


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.
Companions:
HB 2176 McCollum, Austin (Same As)
  3-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 272, H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Bill History: 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)
02-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1557   
Pilkington, Aaron (R) Prohibits a person who is not currently elected as mayor from serving as mayor of a 1st class city for more than 24 years, consecutively or nonconsecutively.
Bill History: 02-28-17 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-17-17 H Meeting set for 8:30 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-17-17 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
03-08-17 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
03-02-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation


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: 03-16-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-30-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-30-17 S Passed over on calendar


HB 1622   
Johnson, Bob (D)
English, Jane (R)
Authorizes government entities to take additional time of up to 15 days to produce records requested under FOIA if the request is unduly burdensome; establishes criteria for determining if a request is burdensome.
Bill History: 03-27-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-27-17 H On floor for consideration
03-27-17 H Failed (Vote: N: 32/Y: 33)


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: 03-23-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-17 H Meeting cancelled for 03/23/17 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-30-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment (Call of Chair) - 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
03-09-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


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: 02-27-17 H Meeting cancelled for 02/28/17 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
03-21-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
03-21-17 H Pulled down with no committee motion H-Revenue and Taxation


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
03-07-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


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: 03-01-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-01-17 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
03-15-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...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


HB 1693   
Rye, Johnny (R) Requires state sales taxes collected from sellers without a physical presence in the state to be used as general revenue up to $15,000,000, and afterwards be split evenly between income tax reduction and the Transportation Department.
Bill History: 02-27-17 H Filed
02-27-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
03-14-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1704   
Jean, Lane (R) Appropriates funds to the DFA Disbursing Officer from the General Improvement Fund for 8 economic planning and development districts in the amount of $8,000,000 to each district.
Bill History: 02-27-17 H Filed
02-27-17 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1707   
Gray, Michelle (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Moves the general primary election to the fourth Tuesday in March, changes the filing period and adjusts other deadlines. Moves the fiscal legislative session to the second Wednesday in April.
Bill History: 03-20-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 73/N: 10)
03-20-17 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
03-28-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


HB 1726   
Douglas, Dan (R) Authorizes the State Highway Commission to issue bonds for highway maintenance and improvements upon approval by voters in a statewide election.
Bill History: 03-20-17 H Motion to expunge vote failed (Vote: Y: 61/N: 24)
03-27-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-27-17 H Motion to expunge vote failed (Vote: Y: 63/N: 19)


HB 1727   
Douglas, Dan (R) Establishes additional fuel sales taxes to be levied only if the State Highway Commission is authorized by a statewide vote to issue highway maintenance and improvement bonds.
Bill History: 03-16-17 H Passed over on calendar
03-28-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-31-17 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1741   
Vaught, DeAnn (R) Directs the Arkansas Crime Information Center to establish a Blue Alert Notification System for quick response and possible public notification following a physical assault on a law enforcement officer.
Bill History: 02-28-17 H Filed
03-01-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-08-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1753   
Collins, Charlie (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Establishes that subrogation and reimbursement rights of parties to an insurance contract are subject to definition and modification by the insurance contract.
Bill History: 03-20-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-20-17 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed (Vote: Y: 9/N: 5)
03-31-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce


HB 1759   
Dalby, Carol (R) Makes technical corrections and repeals obsolete language in Title 27 concerning transportation.
Bill History: 03-01-17 H Filed
03-01-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-07-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1766   
Douglas, Dan (R) Creates the Nonpartisan Blanket Primary Act, for the purpose of holding all federal, state, and judicial primary elections on a single ballot without consideration of a candidate's party.
Bill History: 03-01-17 H Filed
03-01-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-29-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1770   
Tucker, Clarke (D)
Chesterfield, Linda (D)
Establishes the Legislative Arkansas Blue Ribbon Committee on Local 911 Systems for the purpose of studying and making recommendations regarding the efficiency and effectiveness of the state's 911 systems.
Bill History: 03-01-17 H Filed
03-01-17 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-08-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1771   
Meeks, Stephen (R) Establishes specific requirements that public light fixtures must meet in order to reduce light pollution during nighttime; criteria include shielding, lumens thresholds, wattage, maintenance, reflectivity, and others.
Bill History: 03-23-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-23-17 H Withdrawn from further consideration
03-23-17 H Referred to interim committee or ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1784   
Eaves, Les (R) Grants eligibility for an applicant to become certified as a law enforcement officer if his or her otherwise disqualifying felony conviction has been sealed or pardoned.
Bill History: 03-01-17 H Filed
03-01-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1794   
Gates, Mickey (R) Requires a municipality to initiate annexation proceedings for areas over which it exercises territorial jurisdiction, in order to retain territorial jurisdiction.
Bill History: 03-20-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-20-17 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed (Vote: Y: 7/N: 4)
03-22-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1795   
Gates, Mickey (R)
Clark, Alan (R)
Exempts from sales tax any items that are originally sold for resale and later donated; makes the sales price of the items the amount that was paid when they were purchased for resale.
Bill History: 03-02-17 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-03-17 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-21-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1797   
Leding, Greg (D)
Chesterfield, Linda (D)
Amends the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to protect individuals from discrimination for sexual orientation or gender identity.
Bill History: 03-01-17 H Filed
03-02-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-16-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1819   
Hendren, Kim (R) Requires the Attorney General to approve the sufficiency of the ballot title and popular name, of a legislatively proposed constitutional amendment within 30 days of the referring resolution's adoption; requires name and ballot title in the resolution
Bill History: 03-02-17 H Filed
03-02-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-29-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1861   
Ballinger, Bob (R) Repeals the requirement that a ballot initiative title and popular name be approved by the Attorney General prior to signature circulation.
Bill History: 03-13-17 H Reported from committee - w/o recommendation H-Journal Committee
03-13-17 H Read second time - Referred to H-State Agencies
03-29-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1865   
Ladyman, Jack (R) Allows public water authorities that serve fewer than 22,000 users to determine whether the authority will adjust the fluoridation of its water supply.
Bill History: 03-16-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-16-17 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 10/N: 4)
03-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 272 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1871   
Lemons, Tim (R) Creates a mandatory certification program and exam for animal control officers.
Bill History: 03-10-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 138 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-09-17 H Meeting cancelled for 03/10/17 evelopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-31-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment (Call of Chair) - Room 138 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development


HB 1879   
Lundstrum, Robin (R) Requires a special election to be held if a municipality is attempting to grant special permission exceptions within an agricultural or residential zone for an industrial or commercial zoning purpose; defines the electors in such an election.
Bill History: 03-23-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-23-17 H Withdrawn from further consideration
03-23-17 H Referred to interim committee ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1911   
Bragg, Ken (R) Allows a taxpayer engaged in the business of reducing, reusing, or recycling wood or wood fiber that is diverted from becoming solid waste for commercial purposes to qualify for the recycling income tax credit.
Bill History: 03-21-17 H Committee motion to amend carried
03-21-17 H Pulled down with no committee motion H-Revenue and Taxation
03-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1920   
Vaught, DeAnn (R) Authorizes use of all-terrain vehicles on streets or highways, with specified exceptions. Dedicates 50% of ATV registration fees for reducing cost of handgun carry license.
Bill History: 03-06-17 H Filed
03-06-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Transportation
03-14-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation


HB 1926   
Davis, Andy (R) Creates the Wireless Communications and Broadband Infrastructure Deployment Act; grants wireless providers all the rights, powers, and duties provided for telephone and telegraph companies.
Bill History: 03-15-17 H Reported from committee - w/o recommendation H-Journal Committee
03-15-17 H Read second time - Referred to H-Communications and Information Technology
03-22-17 H Meeting set for 12:30 p.m. - Room 151 hnology ...H-Communications and Information Technology


HB 1931   
Gillam, Jeremy (R) Deletes the authority for the Attorney General to substitute a more suitable and correct ballot title when he or she determines a proposed ballot title submitted for approval is insufficient.
Bill History: 03-06-17 H Filed
03-06-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-29-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1946   
Tucker, Clarke (D)
Bond, Will (D)
Creates a Freedom of Information Act Review Panel to review denied requests for records under FOIA; makes a decision of the panel regarding a record's issue final and binding unless it is superceded by a judicial proceeding.
Bill History: 03-30-17 H Amendment 4 adopted
03-31-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-31-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)


HB 1953   
Collins, Charlie (R)
Hendren, Jim (R)
Provides an injured employee who refuses employment suitable to his capacity is not entitled to compensation during his refusal unless ordered by the Workers' Compensation Commission; more.
Bill History: 03-20-17 H Motion to expunge vote carried-voice vote
03-22-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-22-17 H Failed (Vote: N: 18/Y: 61)


HB 1965   
Jett, Joe (R) Creates the Arkansas 21st Century Fund. Requires all FY 2017-18t ax revenue in excess of $2,441,100,000 to be deposited for legislative distribution. Repeals provisions for when tax proceeds are realized from out-of-state sellers.
Bill History: 03-06-17 H Filed
03-06-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
03-21-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1975   
Dotson, Jim (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Provides for adoption of a Compact for a Balanced Budget.
Bill History: 03-22-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-22-17 H On floor for consideration
03-22-17 H Failed (Vote: N: 33/Y: 29)


HB 2025   
Sabin, Warwick (D) Prohibits electric utilities from increasing net-metering rates to a customer who entered into a net-metering contract before the effective date of new rates approved by the Public Service Commission.
Bill History: 03-17-17 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-20-17 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed
03-27-17 H Meeting set for 11:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...Joint Energy


HB 2026   
Sabin, Warwick (D)
Eads, Lance (R)
Amends provisions of the Property Assessed Clean Energy Act (the PACE Program).
Bill History: 03-06-17 H Filed
03-06-17 H Introduced and referred to Joint Energy
03-27-17 H Meeting set for 11:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...Joint Energy


HB 2027   
Sabin, Warwick (D) Creates the Arkansas Distributed Generation Act, defining a renewable electric generation facility, providing for renewable energy credits, allowing electric utilities to recover costs associated with a distributed generation contract; more.
Bill History: 03-20-17 H Meeting set for 12:30 p.m. - Room 171 ...Joint Energy
03-17-17 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-27-17 H Meeting set for 11:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...Joint Energy


HB 2054   
Hammer, Kim (R) Repeals the Housing Trust Fund Act of 2009.
Bill History: 03-10-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-09-17 H Meeting cancelled for 03/10/17 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-29-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce


HB 2061   
Hammer, Kim (R) Creates the Arkansas Fire Rating Bureau, which insurers may join upon payment of dues; establishes factors to be considered by the bureau when rating a municipality or fire district.
Bill History: 03-10-17 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-09-17 H Meeting cancelled for 03/10/17 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-20-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce


HB 2062   
Hammer, Kim (R) Directs revenues from sales tax on out-of-state sellers over $15,000,000 be distributed equally to the County Aid Fund, the Municipal Aid Fund, the General Revenue Allotment Reserve Fund, and the Transportation Department Fund.
Bill History: 03-15-17 H Reported from committee - w/o recommendation H-Journal Committee
03-15-17 H Read second time - Referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
03-16-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 2064   
Hammer, Kim (R) Requires a candidate wishing to run as an independent in any general election to file the required petition by 12 noon on May 1 on the year of the election, rather than during the party filing period.
Bill History: 03-21-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-21-17 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
03-30-17 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 2074   
Leding, Greg (D) Makes various changes to provisions governing popular initiatives and referenda and the validity of petitions, including requiring a canvassing company to provide a bond of $100,000 to protect against any legal actions taken against signatures.
Bill History: 03-20-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-20-17 H Amendment No. 1 adopted
03-29-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 2085   
Rye, Johnny (R) Requires the first $15,000,000 of taxes collected on sellers with no physical presence in the state to go to the State Apportionment Fund and the remainder to be distributed under the Highway Revenue Distribution Law.
Bill History: 03-27-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 56/N: 25)
03-27-17 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
03-29-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-Revenue and Taxation


HB 2086   
Sabin, Warwick (D) Significantly expands the requirements upon pipeline companies to successfully exercise eminent domain, including notice to property owners of their rights, permitting and notification requirements of companies, compensation, and others.
Bill History: 03-22-17 H Meeting set for 10:30 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-22-17 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
03-27-17 H Meeting set for 10:30 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce


HB 2088   
Leding, Greg (D)
Elliott, Joyce (D)
Authorizes enhanced penalties for crimes committed partially because of a victim's race, color, religion, ethnicity, ancestry, national original, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability; considers such offenses to be hate crimes.
Bill History: 03-07-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-14-17 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
03-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 2099   
Meeks, Stephen (R) Requires the Economic Development Commission to establish a grant program to make grants available to internet service providers; requires providers requesting grants under this program to provide service to underserved or unserved areas.
Bill History: 03-27-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 77/N: 4)
03-27-17 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
03-30-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment (Call of Chair) - Room 309 Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs


HB 2100   
Jett, Joe (R) Amends various aspects of the Multistate Tax Compact.
Bill History: 03-15-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-15-17 H Re-referred to committee H-Revenue and Taxation
03-16-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 2121   
Womack, Richard (R) Requires the state to defend and bear any liability of a public officer or employee who is sued in their personal capacity as a result of interfering with an individual's right to record public events.
Bill History: 03-07-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-21-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
03-20-17 H Meeting cancelled for 03/21/17 ...H-Judiciary


HB 2122   
Hammer, Kim (R) Establishes a pilot program over the next 5 years for the purpose of improving a participating fire department's public protection classification system rating to at least a 6.
Bill History: 03-21-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-21-17 H Re-referred to committee H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-29-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 2137   
Flowers, Vivian (D) Makes the offense of voter intimidation or coercing a public employee into a subscription or contribution for a political cause a Class D Felony; prohibits a convicted person from holding various positions; amends various others.
Bill History: 03-27-17 H Motion to expunge vote carried
03-29-17 H On floor for consideration
03-29-17 H Failed (Vote: N: 22/Y: 42)


HB 2159   
Womack, Richard (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Establishes the Occupational Regulation Oversight Subcommittee to annually review all regulations governing at least 10 professions per year to determine if they impose substantial burdens.
Bill History: 04-03-17 H Motion to expunge vote carried - voice vote
04-03-17 H Withdrawn from further consideration
04-03-17 H Referred to interim committee or ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 2160   
Gonzales, Justin (R) Makes emergency-training continuing education courses provided to nurses and emergency medical workers certifiable training that meets the firefighter continuing education requirements of the Fire Training Academy.
Bill History: 03-21-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-16-17 H Pulled down with no committee motion H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 272 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 2162   
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Wallace, David (R)
Requires the document calling for a special election to also set the election's date; requires a special election held in the same year as a preferential primary or a general election to be held with those elections.
Bill History: 03-06-17 H Filed
03-07-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-29-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 2176   
McCollum, Austin (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.
Companions:
HB 1551 Womack, Richard (Same As)
  2-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130, H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Bill History: 03-06-17 H Filed
03-07-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 272 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 2183   
Lowery, Mark (R) Requires all whistleblowing reports to be made to the Attorney General rather than to any heads of respective state agencies; increases awards for whistleblowers to up to 20% of state savings as a result of the whistleblower's report.
Bill History: 03-20-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-20-17 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed (Vote: Y: 10/N: 2)
03-22-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 2192   
Sabin, Warwick (D) Creates the Nonmunicipal Sewage Treatment Works Task Force to assess the operation of sewage treatment works and propose any changes to the current operating model that the task force finds potentially beneficial.
Bill History: 03-16-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-16-17 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
03-21-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 272 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 2222   
Lundstrum, Robin (R) Establishes detailed security requirements for medial marijuana cultivation facilities, including building structural requirements, plan and elevation drawing storage, limited area access, written guest policies, and others.
Bill History: 03-06-17 H Filed
03-07-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
03-22-17 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


HB 2226   
Leding, Greg (D) Establishes qualifications for the issue of an alcoholic beverage permit for on-premises consumption to a public house, including a fee of $2,500, proof of a sales tax permit, proof of Department of Health approval, and proof of an insurance policy.
Bill History: 03-20-17 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed
03-22-17 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
03-22-17 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed


HB 2228   
Blake, Charles (D) Requires officer-involved death investigations to be conducted by at least 2 investigators, neither employed by the agency the officer is employed by; authorizes release of an investigation report to the public under certain conditions.
Bill History: 03-13-17 H Reported from committee - w/o recommendation H-Journal Committee
03-13-17 H Read second time - Referred to H-Judiciary
03-28-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 2231   
Rushing, Laurie (R) Grants the Commissioner of State Lands expanded authority to make recommendations and conduct various transactions regarding property held by various political subdivisions.
Bill History: 03-15-17 H Reported from committee - w/o recommendation H-Journal Committee
03-15-17 H Read second time - Referred to H-State Agencies
03-22-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 2232   
Ballinger, Bob (R) Prohibits the state from taking any discriminatory action against a person on the basis of the person's belief that marriage is between a man and a woman and the terms 'man' and 'woman' refer to 'immutable biological sex' as determined at birth.
Bill History: 03-06-17 H Filed
03-07-17 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-16-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 2242   
Davis, Andy (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Grants entities engaged in the planning or construction of public water systems or municipal utility systems access to customer information otherwise restricted under FOIA.
Bill History: 03-22-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 76/N: 2)
03-22-17 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
03-28-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


HB 2266   
Flowers, Vivian (D) Establishes expanded reporting requirements for law enforcement agencies whose officers shoot at a person suspected of criminal activities.
Bill History: 04-03-17 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Judiciary
04-03-17 H Withdrawn from further consideration
04-03-17 H Referred to interim committee ...H-Judiciary


HB 2276   
Gonzales, Justin (R) Requires the Department of Finance and Administration to report annually to the Joint Budget Committee a list of each tax credit and exemption's impact on revenue, as well as the revenue generated from each tax administered by the department.
Bill History: 03-13-17 H Read second time - Referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
03-21-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
03-21-17 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed


HB 2279   
Gray, Michael John (D) Repeals the Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act, which prohibited local governments from creating a protected classification or prohibiting discrimination on a basis not contained in state law.
Bill History: 03-17-17 H Read second time - Referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-22-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-22-17 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed


HB 2280   
Hodges, Monte (D) Makes the sale of coal to a manufacturer for direct use in the actual manufacturing process subject to the same tax exemptions and lowered rates as the sale of natural gas and electricity to manufacturers for the same purpose.
Bill History: 03-23-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-23-17 H Withdrawn from further consideration
03-23-17 H Referred to interim committee ...H-Revenue and Taxation


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)
  3-28-17 H Failed to adopt (Vote: N: 38/Y: 41)
Bill History: 12-19-16 H Filed
01-09-17 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-08-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


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)
Williams, Eddie Joe (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: 03-31-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-31-17 S Failed to adopt (Vote: N: 21/Y: 9)
03-31-17 S Motion to expunge vote carried


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 Amendment 2 adopted
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: 02-23-17 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-27-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-27-17 H Amendment 2 adopted


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: 03-07-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-07-17 S On floor for consideration
03-07-17 S Resolution concurred (Vote: Y: 24/N: 8)


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 other
Bill History: 02-20-17 I Filed with H-City, County and Local Affairs


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)
  3-24-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 616)
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
03-13-17 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - 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: 03-31-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
04-03-17 S Recalled from the House
04-03-17 S Referred to interim committee ...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 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 ex
Bill History: 03-30-17 H Failed (Vote: N: 54/Y: 15)
04-03-17 S Recalled from the House
04-03-17 S Referred to interim committee ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 38   
Clark, Alan (R) Requires election ballots to be marked at a voting booth or voting machine.
Companions:
HB 1270 Johnson, Bob (Identical)
  4- 5-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 908)
Bill History: 03-01-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-01-17 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
03-22-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-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
03-13-17 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


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
03-08-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


SB 102   
Flippo, Scott (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: 03-07-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
03-07-17 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
03-21-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


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: 02-27-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 3)
02-27-17 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
03-21-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


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
03-08-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-Revenue and Taxation


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: 04-03-17 H Placed on the House calendar
04-03-17 H On floor for consideration
04-03-17 H Failed (Vote: N: 50/Y: 43)


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: 03-01-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 309 Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
02-28-17 S Amendment 2 adopted
03-08-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 309 Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs


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
03-01-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - 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)
  3-20-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 531)
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
03-08-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - 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
03-30-17 S Meeting set for Upon Recess (Call of Chair) - Room 309 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development


SB 234   
Clark, Alan (R) Exempts survivor benefits funded by the pay of police officers or firefighters from income tax.
Bill History: 02-21-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-Revenue and Taxation
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
03-29-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


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: 03-27-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 2)
03-27-17 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Rules
03-29-17 H Meeting set for 12:30 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


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: 03-23-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-22-17 S Meeting cancelled for 03/23/17 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-28-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


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: 03-09-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-09-17 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
03-15-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 509 )


SB 299   
King, Bryan (R) Authorizes a public water system to hold an election among the electors of the district before fluoridating; authorizes a petition with signatures from 10 percent of electors to place the question on the ballot.
Bill History: 03-14-17 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 2/N: 4)
03-21-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-21-17 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed


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: 03-06-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-06-17 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-20-17 S Sent to subcommittee JBC - Special Language Subcommittee


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: 03-21-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-21-17 S Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed
03-23-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


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: 03-07-17 S Failed (Vote: N: 11/Y: 15)
03-07-17 S Motion to expunge vote carried
03-14-17 S Passed over on calendar


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 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)
  3-29-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 740)
Bill History: 03-13-17 S On floor for consideration
03-13-17 S Failed (Vote: N: 15/Y: 11)
03-13-17 S Motion to expunge vote failed (Vote: Y: 11/N: 0)


SB 367   
King, Bryan (R) Establishes a Circuit Court Accounting and Fine Collection Committee to provide recommendations to the General Assembly regarding circuit court clerk accounting practices and the collection of fines and to study automated fine collection systems.
Bill History: 03-21-17 H Failed (Vote: N: 10/Y: 50)
04-03-17 H Placed on the House calendar
04-03-17 H Motion to expunge vote failed


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: 03-30-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-30-17 S Passed over on calendar
04-03-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar


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
03-02-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


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: 03-01-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-Revenue and Taxation
02-28-17 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-20-17 S Meeting set for 11:30 a.m. - OSC -- New time -- ...S-Revenue and Taxation


SB 447   
Hutchinson, Jeremy (R) Makes various changes to related to the establishment, powers and duties of civil service commissions.
Bill History: 03-23-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-22-17 S Meeting cancelled for 03/23/17 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-28-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 467   
Teague, Larry (D) Appropriates $5,000,000 to the State Highway and Transportation Department from the General Improvement Fund for grants to regional intermodal transportation authorities.
Bill History: 02-27-17 S Filed
02-27-17 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


SB 517   
Bond, Will (D) Prohibits the use of wireless handheld device by all drivers unless temporarily pulled over out of the flow of traffic.
Bill History: 02-28-17 S Filed
02-28-17 S Introduced and referred to S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
03-30-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment (Call of Chair) - Room 309 Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs


SB 521   
Hickey, Jimmy (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Amends various laws relating to public contracts. Requires the Legislative Council to conduct a study of the procurement process.
Bill History: 03-29-17 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
03-30-17 S Recalled from the House
03-30-17 S Referred to interim committee ...S-State Agencies


SB 523   
Hutchinson, Jeremy (R) Repeals the requirement for the DFA Director to levy a 0% sales tax rate on food under certain economic conditions.
Bill History: 03-01-17 S Filed
03-01-17 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
03-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-Revenue and Taxation


SB 535   
Cooper, John (R)
Ladyman, Jack (R)
Repeals uncodified language establishing multiple judicial districts within various counties.
Companions:
HB 1743 Capp, Sarah (Same As)
  3-30-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 751)
Bill History: 03-16-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-17-17 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
03-28-17 H Meeting set for Upon Recess - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


SB 537   
Teague, Larry (D)
Watson, Danny (R)
Requires the Public Service Commission to review certain transactions by electric utilities and provide approval only if determined to be in the public interest; includes transfers of control, selling of facilities, and new facilities construction.
Bill History: 03-02-17 S Filed
03-02-17 S Introduced and referred to Joint Energy


SB 548   
Files, Jake (R)
Douglas, Dan (R)
Creates the False Claims Act, prescribing actions that constitute a false claim made to state and local governments, with the exception of some Medicaid claims. Provides a civil action against the offender and a penalty of $2,500 to $10,000.
Bill History: 03-21-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-21-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-27-17 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


SB 561   
Hester, Bart (R) Revises the Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016 to allow local governments to regulate dispensaries and cultivation facilities within their jurisdiction by majority vote of the jurisdiction's governing body or its voters.
Bill History: 03-02-17 S Filed
03-02-17 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-16-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 575   
Clark, Alan (R) Revises procedures governing the appearance of witnesses before legislative committees, including, without limitation, subcommittees, joint committees, the Legislative Council, Joint Budget Committee and Joint Auditing Committee.
Bill History: 03-22-17 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-23-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-23-17 S Failed (Vote: N: 4/Y: 12)


SB 576   
Ingram, Keith (D) Directs all revenues from sales, compensating, or use tax that are in excess of two billion four hundred forty-one million one hundred thousand dollars to be deposited into the Internet Revenue subfund of the General Revenue Allotment Fund.
Bill History: 03-29-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-Revenue and Taxation
03-31-17 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-03-17 S Amendment 1 adopted


SB 588   
Chesterfield, Linda (D) Amends the law concerning the inspection of public buildings. (Shell Bill)
Bill History: 03-03-17 S Filed
03-06-17 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-28-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


SB 616   
Bond, Will (D) Requires an agreement to a juvenile's waiver of the right to counsel include a Department of Human Services caseworker. Invalidates a juvenile's waiver of right to counsel made before the juvenile is charged as an adult.
Bill History: 03-20-17 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-29-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-28-17 S Meeting cancelled for 03/29/17 ...S-Judiciary


SB 625   
King, Bryan (R) Prohibits the redistricting process from creating a district that prevents a currently elected official from representing the district from which he or she was elected.
Bill History: 03-06-17 S Filed
03-06-17 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-23-17 S Meeting set for 8:30 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


SB 630   
Caldwell, Ronald (R) Limits municipal law enforcement officers to one traffic ticket per traffic stop on a state highway, and limits the citation to an $80 fine unless an enhanced penalty applies.. Exempts seatbelt violations and criminal DWI or DUI.
Bill History: 03-09-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 2)
03-09-17 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Transportation
03-16-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation


SB 655   
Stubblefield, Gary (R) Increases from $4,000 to $5,000 the maximum consideration in a sale of a motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer that is exempt from sales tax.
Bill History: 03-06-17 S Filed
03-06-17 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
03-22-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-Revenue and Taxation


SB 660   
Collins-Smith, Linda (R) Repeals various provisions regulating the carry of firearms, including possession on school property, in public buildings, on State Capitol grounds; carrying with unlawful intent; amends provisions related to possession on prison premises.
Bill History: 03-06-17 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
03-29-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-28-17 S Meeting cancelled for 03/29/17 ...S-Judiciary


SB 663   
Files, Jake (R) Adds certain definitions and provisions to clarify that accommodations intermediaries are required to collect and remit sales tax and tourism tax due from the sales or use of an accommodation.
Bill History: 03-21-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
03-21-17 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed
03-30-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


SB 671   
Hester, Bart (R) Creates the Traditional Installment Loan Act, administered by the Securities Commissioner to be used by the Securities Commissioner to help provide access to consumer credit. Defines traditional loan as $5,000 or less.
Bill History: 03-06-17 S Filed
03-06-17 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-16-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce


SB 682   
Sanders, David (R) Limits workers' compensation benefits for death and permanent total disability to 66 2/3% of the employee's average weekly wage for maximum of 450 weeks except for certain catastrophic physical injuries.
Bill History: 03-23-17 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-23-17 S Motion to suspend rules carried
03-23-17 S Failed (Vote: N: 17/Y: 9)


SB 705   
Elliott, Joyce (D) Makes early voting available on the Sunday immediately before the Monday before election.
Bill History: 03-06-17 S Filed
03-06-17 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-21-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - OSC ...S-State Agencies


SB 723   
Wallace, David (R) Requires the date of a called special election be filed at least 75 days prior to that date and if called in a year in which there is a primary or general election, be held with one of those. Excepts emergency elections.
Bill History: 03-30-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 52/N: 35)
03-30-17 H Motion to sound ballot carried
03-30-17 H Failed (Vote: N: 35/Y: 50)


SB 727   
Collins-Smith, Linda (R) Establishes a defendant or a third party claiming an interest has a right to a pretrial hearing to determine the validity of a seizure of a conveyance used in the commission of a criminal offense; establishes rules governing such hearings.
Bill History: 03-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-27-17 S On floor for consideration
03-27-17 S Failed (Vote: N: 12/Y: 13)


SB 728   
Collins-Smith, Linda (R) Allows carrying a firearm into various places that are currently prohibited specifically, including state offices, courtrooms, police stations, meetings of a governmental body, and meetings of the General Assembly not held on the Capitol grounds.
Bill History: 03-06-17 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
03-29-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-28-17 S Meeting cancelled for 03/29/17 ...S-Judiciary


SB 739   
Clark, Alan (R) Amends provisions relating to petition for election to form a metropolitan government. (Shell bill)
Bill History: 03-23-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-22-17 S Meeting cancelled for 03/23/17 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-28-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 743   
Bond, Will (D) Allows the governing body of a municipality to refer to all qualified electors residing within its limits the question of whether to specifically prohibit the open possession of a handgun in public.
Bill History: 03-06-17 S Filed
03-06-17 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-16-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 774   
Collins-Smith, Linda (R) Requires every restroom and changing facility located in a government building that is accessible by multiple persons at the same time to be designated for use by members of one sex. Creates a private cause of action against the entity.
Bill History: 03-29-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-28-17 S Meeting cancelled for 03/29/17 ...S-Judiciary
03-29-17 S Referred to interim committee ...S-Judiciary


SCR 10   
Collins-Smith, Linda (R) Legislative Affairs (Filing Deadline Procedures In Joint Rules; Shell Resolution)
Bill History: 03-06-17 S Filed
03-06-17 S Introduced and referred to S-Committee on Rules, Resolutions and Memoria


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)
  3- 8-17 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 151, H-State Agencies
Bill History: 03-22-17 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
03-28-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-28-17 H Failed to adopt (Vote: N: 38/Y: 41)


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)
Gates, Mickey (R)
Urges the US Congress to propose an amendment defining marriage as one man and one woman.
Bill History: 03-30-17 H Resolution concurred (Vote: Y: 51/N: 25)
03-30-17 H Motion to sound ballot carried
03-30-17 H Failed to adopt (Vote: N: 25/Y: 50)


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: 02-28-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-01-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-01-17 S Senate concurred in House amendment


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: 03-30-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-30-17 S Senate concurred in House amendment no. 1
03-30-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 26/N: 5)


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: 02-14-17 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment- OSC ...S-State Agencies
03-27-17 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-State Agencies
03-27-17 S Withdrawn from further consideration


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