ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Bill Status Report
04-17-2019 - 11:07:38

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HB 1002   
Douglas, Dan (R) Requires out-of-state sellers to collect and remit Arkansas sales tax when their gross revenue derived from sales that are subject to the tax exceeds $100,000.
Bill History: 02-28-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-27-19 H Meeting cancelled for 02/28/19 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1004   
Blake, Charles (D) Creates the Voter Integrity and Security Act, requiring automatic voter registration and establishing systems of outreach and voter education; amends Arkansas Constitution Amendment 51 and prohibits voter intimidation.
Bill History: 03-27-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-27-19 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed
04-03-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1024   
Rye, Johnny (R) Reallocates tax revenues collected on the sales of new and used motor vehicles, trailers or semitrailers, providing that the first $150,000,000 be distributed under the Arkansas Highway Distribution Law, remainder to be deposited in State Treasury.
Bill History: 12-06-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
01-31-19 H Meeting Canceled for 10:00 - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1025   
Rye, Johnny (R) Amends law regarding number of voting centers for city council elections in cities of the second class by striking provisions that each ward have at least one voting precinct and that each city have one place only for holding elections.
Bill History: 12-06-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Mac Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1027   
Rye, Johnny (R) Requires an insurer writing motor vehicle insurance to provide liability coverage on any rental car reimbursement until the insured person's damaged vehicle is repaired.
Bill History: 01-24-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-24-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-06-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce


HB 1028   
Rye, Johnny (R) Creates a private cause of action against public social media websites that delete religious or political speech, with a minimum of $75,000 in damages per instance of censorship. Prohibits websites from using the actual speech as a defense at trial.
Bill History: 01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
01-15-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-15-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1029   
Rye, Johnny (R)
Johnson, Mark (R)
Creates a Class D felony for the removal or alteration of historical and military monuments on public property without first obtaining a waiver from the Arkansas History Commission.
Bill History: 02-06-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-06-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1033   
Rye, Johnny (R) Permits the use of city jails to incarcerate persons sentenced to state or county confinement when the Governor declares a state of emergency or if state or regional correctional facilities or county jails are unavailable.
Bill History: 01-24-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-24-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-City, County and Local Affairs
01-24-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1041   
Ladyman, Jack (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Raises the threshold for requiring municipalities to invite competitive bidding for projects from $20,000 to $35,000, adding cities of the second class and incorporated towns. Prohibits dividing projects to remain under the threshold.
Bill History: 04-04-19 S On floor for consideration
04-04-19 S Postponed in third reading
04-04-19 S Re-referred to committee S-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1073   
Smith, Brandt (R) Authorizes the issuance of certificates of title for former military vehicles that meet safety and equipment standards required by law and satisfy application requirements of the issuing office.
Bill History: 12-21-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Transportation
01-31-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation


HB 1104   
Lowery, Mark (R) Reschedules the date on which runoff general elections will be held from four weeks following the date of the general election to three weeks following the date of the general election.
Bill History: 01-17-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-17-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-City, County and Local Affairs
01-17-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1107   
House, Douglas (R) Decreases the population ratio for permits for off-premises sales of alcoholic beverages from one permit per 5,000 population living within a county to one permit per 7,500 population; allows transfer of approved permits across county lines.
Bill History: 02-27-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-27-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Rules
02-27-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1115   
Davis, Andy (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Establishes the Department of Corrections as a cabinet-level department, transferring eight state programs to the Department and assigning powers and duties under the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019.
Bill History: 01-07-19 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-31-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...H-State Agencies


HB 1117   
Davis, Andy (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Establishes the Department of Agriculture as a cabinet-level department, transferring 22 state programs to the Department and assigning powers and duties under the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019.
Bill History: 01-07-19 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...H-State Agencies


HB 1118   
Davis, Andy (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Establishes the Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism as a cabinet-level department, transferring 22 state programs to the Department and assigning powers and duties under the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019.
Bill History: 01-07-19 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-13-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1173   
House, Douglas (R) Requires an annual financial stress test for eight named publicly funded retirement systems and delineates all information that must be provided by the stress test.
Bill History: 03-07-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-07-19 H Amendment 5 adopted
04-01-19 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...Joint Retirement


HB 1205   
House, Douglas (R) Amends the authority of the Board of Trustees of the Arkansas Public Employees' Retirement System to award an annual cost of living adjustment under the Arkansas Public Employees' Retirement System. (Shell bill)
Bill History: 01-17-19 H Filed
01-22-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HB 1209   
Davis, Andy (R) Reassigns subject matter related to environmental affairs and energy from the House Public Health Committee to the House Public Transportation Committee, which is renamed as House Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee.
Bill History: 02-27-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-27-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
04-10-19 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


HB 1232   
Lowery, Mark (R) Prohibits all payroll deductions for union dues, other than for firefighters, police officers and emergency first responders.
Bill History: 01-23-19 H Filed
01-23-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-14-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1256   
House, Douglas (R) Makes the Arkansas Public Employees' Retirement System's yearly benefit increase optional and sets the maximum increase at three percent.
Bill History: 03-18-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
04-01-19 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...Joint Retirement
04-01-19 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed


HB 1260   
Douglas, Dan (R) Levies a wholesale sales tax on motor fuels and directs the proceeds to be deposited as special revenues; requires general revenue in excess of a set annual amount to be transferred to the State Highway and Transportation Department Fund.
Bill History: 02-07-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-06-19 H Meeting cancelled for 02/07/19 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
03-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1292   
Della Rosa, Jana (R) Requires election ballots concerning a millage to include a definition of the term millage and an example of the property tax calculation formula.
Bill History: 02-20-20 H Placed on the House calendar
02-20-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-State Agencies
02-20-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1293   
Vaught, DeAnn (R) Authorizes licensed wreckers and tow vehicles to use red and white lights. Repeals the prohibition against using red lights when underway or not engaged in a loading or hookup job.
Bill History: 03-29-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Public Transportation
03-29-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration
03-29-19 H Referred to interim committee ...H-Public Transportation


HB 1295   
Warren, Les (R)
Sample, Bill (R)
Creates the Every Arkansas Retirement Plan Opportunity, which allows employees of participating employers to enroll in the proposed retirement system. Outlines oversight, restrictions, financial reporting, and the makeup of the board.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried Joint Retirement
04-10-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration
04-10-19 H Referred to interim committee ...Joint Retirement


HB 1297   
Mayberry, Julie (R) Provides for the forfeiture of retirement benefits by persons who are convicted of or plead guilty or nolo contendere to a felony that relates to his or her public office or public employment.
Bill History: 01-30-19 H Filed
01-30-19 H Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
03-11-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Retirement


HB 1299   
Clowney. Nicole (D) Creates Crump's Law. Entitles a firefighter who has completed five years of service with a municipality and who has been diagnosed with certain types of cancer to no less than 2,912 hours of cancer leave in addition to existing authorized sick leave.
Bill History: 03-12-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-12-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-12-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1300   
Mayberry, Julie (R) Eliminates the income tax deduction for gambling losses and directs 70% of the resulting revenues to the State Highway and Transportation Department Fund, and 30% evenly distributed to the County and Municipal Aid Funds.
Bill History: 02-05-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-06-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-06-19 H Amendment 1 adopted


HB 1305   
Davis, Andy (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Establishes the Department of Labor and Licensing as a cabinet-level department, transferring 25 state entities to the Department and assigning powers and duties under the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019.
Bill History: 01-30-19 H Filed
01-30-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...H-State Agencies


HB 1309   
Meeks, Stephen (R) The Arkansas Nighttime Environment Act
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-26-19 H [H] 20190326/-1/17118 (13:58:42)
03-26-19 H Failed (Vote: N: 38/Y: 33)


HB 1311   
Warren, Les (R) State retirement systems (shell bill)
Bill History: 01-30-19 H Filed
01-30-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HB 1321   
Fite, Lanny (R)
Johnson, Blake (R)
Increases the homestead property tax credit for each assessment year from $350.00 to $375.00; requires the legislative Tax and Revenue Committees to study the formula for calculating and administering the credit.
Bill History: 02-07-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 0)
02-07-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
03-06-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1326   
House, Douglas (R) Arkansas Public Employees' Retirement System (shell bill)
Bill History: 01-31-19 H Filed
01-31-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HB 1327   
House, Douglas (R) Arkansas Public Employees' Retirement System final average salary (shell bill)
Bill History: 01-31-19 H Filed
01-31-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HB 1328   
House, Douglas (R) Arkansas Public Employees' Retirement System contribution rates (shell bill)
Bill History: 01-31-19 H Filed
01-31-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HB 1329   
House, Douglas (R) Makes technical corrections to Title 24 (shell bill)
Bill History: 01-31-19 H Filed
01-31-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HB 1330   
House, Douglas (R) Prohibits a public employee from soliciting or receiving a prize, donation, gift or other compensation.
Bill History: 01-31-19 H Filed
01-31-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
02-20-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Rules


HB 1336   
Bragg, Ken (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Authorizes the board of the Ark. Public Employees' Retirement System to set the early annuity reduction at a percentage rate between 5 and 15 percent per year of the amortization period exceeds 18 years.
Bill History: 01-31-19 H Filed
01-31-19 H Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
03-25-19 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Retirement


HB 1337   
Bragg, Ken (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Authorizes the board of the Arkansas Public Employees' Retirement System to reduce the additional amount of straight life annuity individuals gain for each year of service in excess of 28 years, from the current 0.5% of final compensation.
Bill History: 02-06-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-06-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-25-19 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Retirement


HB 1338   
Bragg, Ken (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Increases the State Employee's Retirement System DROP term from seven to ten years of deferred retirement.
Bill History: 03-11-19 H Reported from committee - w/o recommendation H-Journal Committee
03-11-19 H Read second time - Referred to Joint Retirement
03-25-19 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Retirement


HB 1339   
Bragg, Ken (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Authorizes the Board of Trustees of the Arkansas Public Employees' Retirement System to gradually or immediately increase the credited service used to calculate final average compensation for each member to a maximum of 5 years.
Bill History: 01-31-19 H Filed
01-31-19 H Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
03-25-19 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Retirement


HB 1342   
Payton, John (R)
Rice, Terry (R)
Increases the qualification threshold for exemption of payment of sales and use tax on used motor vehicles, from $4,000 to $7,500
Bill History: 03-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
03-27-19 S Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed
04-03-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1348   
Gray, Michelle (R) Arkansas Public Employee Retirement System (shell bill)
Bill History: 01-31-19 H Filed
02-01-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HB 1351   
Gray, Michelle (R) Local Police and Fire Retirement System (LOPFI) (shell bill)
Bill History: 01-31-19 H Filed
02-01-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HB 1353   
Gray, Michelle (R) Local Police and Fire Pension and Relief Funds (shell bill)
Bill History: 01-31-19 H Filed
02-01-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HB 1354   
Gray, Michelle (R) Local Pension and Trust Funds (shell bill)
Bill History: 01-31-19 H Filed
02-01-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HB 1359   
Bragg, Ken (R) Authorizes an increase in the Arkansas Public Employees' Retirement System contribution rate of 0.25 percent each fiscal year starting July 1, 2020, until the rate reaches six percent of the member's annual compensation.
Bill History: 03-27-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-27-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
04-01-19 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...Joint Retirement


HB 1368   
Capp, Sarah (R) Exempts the state from daylight saving time.
Bill History: 02-27-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-State Agencies
02-27-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1370   
Fielding, David (D) Authorizes Arkansas Department of Transportation highway maintenance vehicles to display blue flashing lights.
Bill History: 02-07-19 H Committee hearing cancelled H-Public Transportation
02-07-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-21-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation


HB 1371   
Davis, Andy (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Establishes the Department of Commerce as a cabinet-level department, transferring 26 state entities to the Department and assigning powers and duties under the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019.
Bill History: 02-04-19 H Filed
02-04-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-14-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...H-State Agencies


HB 1373   
Della Rosa, Jana (R) Makes various changes to employment and licensure law, providing that criminal background checks that have been sealed do not disqualify those applicants.
Bill History: 03-20-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-20-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Judiciary
03-20-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1381   
Collins, Andrew (D) Requires the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training to develop a curriculum relating to drug overdoses, to be included in basic training courses.
Companions:
HB 1529 Womack, Richard (Same As)
  7-24-19 G Effective date
Bill History: 03-13-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-13-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-State Agencies
03-13-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1402   
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Wallace, David (R)
Requires any special elections in years with a preferential primary or general election to be held on those election dates; provides dates in May and November for special elections in off-cycle years.
Bill History: 04-09-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-08-19 H Meeting cancelled for 04/08/19 ...H-State Agencies
04-09-19 H Meeting set for Call of the Chair - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1442   
Davis, Andy (R)
Dismang, Jonathan (R)
Increases taxes on e-cigarettes, cigarette paper, and medical marijuana sales, designating those new revenues and the general revenue portion of medical marijuana taxes to the UAMS National Cancer Institute Designation Trust Fund.
Bill History: 02-20-20 H Placed on the House calendar
02-20-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Rules
02-20-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1445   
Pilkington, Aaron (R)
Davis, Breanne (R)
Authorizes local ordinances that permit ATV usage on streets and highways. Requires registration of ATVs and creates the All-Terrain Vehicle Off-Road Trail Fund for fee revenues.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Transportation
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation


HB 1458   
Richey, Chris (D) Requires local law enforcement to assign officers for two full weeks of the school year to follow school buses and report observations relating to the enforcement of provisions prohibiting the passing of a school bus while it is stopped.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education


HB 1489   
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Requires the State Board of Election Commissioners, rather than the Attorney General, to determine whether a submitted ballot title and popular name are sufficient; amends the signature approval process of the Secretary of State, more.
Bill History: 02-25-19 H Clincher adopted
02-25-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
03-12-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies


HB 1495   
Holcomb, Mike (R)
Rice, Terry (R)
Levies an indexed wholesale tax on motor fuel and adds annual fees to hybrid and electric vehicle registration. Transfers those revenues and casino tax revenues in excess of $31,200,000, to the State Highway Fund.
Companions:
SB 336 Rice, Terry (Same As)
  7-24-19 G Effective date
Bill History: 02-21-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-20-19 H Meeting cancelled for 02/21/19 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1501   
Mayberry, Julie (R) To dedicate revenue from the sales tax on vehicle sales to the construction and repair of highways. (Shell bill)
Bill History: 02-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-25-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Revenue and Taxation
02-25-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1502   
Mayberry, Julie (R) Raises revenue for highway construction and maintenance by levying a privilege tax on casino gaming operations based on the number of casino games offered.
Bill History: 02-28-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-27-19 H Meeting cancelled for 02/28/19 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1517   
Cloud, Joe (R)
Davis, Breanne (R)
Requires an election to be called in Pope County, on the issue of allowing casino gaming, before the Racing Commission accepts applications for casino licenses in that county.
Companions:
SB 404 Davis, Breanne (Same As)
  4- 4-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court, S-State Agencies
Bill History: 02-19-19 H Filed
02-20-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
03-27-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


HB 1531   
Speaks, Nelda (R)
Johnson, Mark (R)
Allows a person who has served in a judicial office within the five years immediately preceding to use the title “Judge” for his printed name as it appears on a ballot for a nonpartisan judicial election.
Bill History: 03-27-19 H Meeting set for 110:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-25-19 H Meeting cancelled for 03/25/19 ...H-State Agencies
04-05-19 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1532   
Pilkington, Aaron (R) Creates a three-year income tax exemption for the entire net income of a corporation that locates or relocates its headquarters to a county with a population under 40,000.
Bill History: 02-28-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-27-19 H Meeting cancelled for 02/28/19 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1534   
Slape, Keith (R)
Sturch, James (R)
Authorizes the transfer of an existing permitted private club from one location to a new location; amends procedures for new permits, including an option for the local governing body to review the application and have that decision considered by ABC.
Bill History: 03-12-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-12-19 H [H] 20190312/-1/16979 (14:19:18)
03-12-19 H Failed (Vote: N: 39/Y: 30)


HB 1539   
Christiansen, Craig (R) Creates a sales tax exemption for water purchases by a poultry farm that is used exclusively in the operation of the farm.
Bill History: 02-28-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-27-19 H Meeting cancelled for 02/28/19 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
03-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1541   
Mayberry, Julie (R) Dedicates sales and use tax revenues from the sales of new and used vehicles, in 10 percent increments over a period of 10 years, to the maintenance and construction of highways, roads, bridges, etc.
Bill History: 02-21-19 H Filed
02-21-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1557   
House, Douglas (R) Creates an FOIA exemption for security plans and associated records of medical marijuana cultivation facilities, dispensaries and laboratory processors.
Bill History: 04-09-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 1)
04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-16-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1034 )


HB 1563   
Pilkington, Aaron (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Requires casino gaming to be approved by the Racing Commission for Johnson County under Amendment 100, based on interest by Johnson County and the voters of Pope county not having approved Amendment 100 in the statewide election.
Bill History: 03-29-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-29-19 H On floor for consideration
03-29-19 H Failed (Vote: N: 22/Y: 47)


HB 1570   
Hawks, Spencer (R) Authorizes the governing body in a dry area to issue ordinances that allow regulatory approval of applications of a microbrewery-restaurant.
Bill History: 02-25-19 H Filed
02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
03-06-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


HB 1614   
Hawks, Spencer (R) Creates a Bill of Rights for municipal firefighters, proscribing activities of fire departments with regard to disciplinary matters, privacy and defined personal property; includes provisions protecting off-duty activities of firefighters; more.
Bill History: 03-29-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-29-19 H Re-referred to committee H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-08-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1650   
Ladyman, Jack (R)
Wallace, David (R)
Changes workers compensation laws to provide an absolute lien to an employer, carrier or self-insured entity in the recovery of benefits paid as a result of either settlement or judgment against a third party.
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-26-19 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 9/N: 8)
03-28-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1667   
Brown, Karilyn (R) Creates a training program and required examination for administrators at long-term care and residential care facilities, with regard to absentee voting procedures.
Bill History: 03-04-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-27-19 H Meeting set for 110:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-25-19 H Meeting cancelled for 03/25/19 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1694   
Womack, Richard (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Repeals provisions that established gun-free zones, providing exceptions for college sports events, the State Hospital, UAMS facilities, courtrooms while in session, and corrections facilities.
Bill History: 03-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-14-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1698   
Della Rosa, Jana (R) Requires the Secretary of State to furnish forms and otherwise make paper filing of various campaign finance reports an available option, and to post a list on the Secretary of State website of paper filers' names and type of reports filed.
Bill History: 04-09-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-16-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1039 )


HB 1705   
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Dismang, Jonathan (R)
Requires disclosure of the sources for independent expenditures that advocate the election or defeat of judicial candidates, or attempt to influence votes for or against a specific candidate or set of judicial candidates.
Bill History: 03-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-19 H Re-referred to committee H-Judiciary
04-04-19 H Meeting set for Call of the Chair - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1735   
Collins, Andrew (D) Changes the calculation for Municipal Aid Fund distribution amounts by using a determination of the number of people populating a city in the daytime during workdays, rather than calculating by the population of residents.
Bill History: 03-06-19 H Filed
03-07-19 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-29-19 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1760   
Cavenaugh, Frances (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Permits a retailer of alcoholic beverages to retain a license held at the time of a local option election even if the area becomes dry; requires a local option election upon a petition of 15 percent of electors or a majority vote of the local governing bo
Bill History: 03-19-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-19-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-27-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


HB 1764   
Mayberry, Julie (R) Creates a sales tax exemption for the sale of used textbooks to students enrolled in an institution of higher learning.
Bill History: 04-04-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
04-03-19 H Meeting cancelled for 04/04/19 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
04-09-19 H Meeting set for Call of the Chair - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1766   
Collins, Andrew (D)
Bond, Will (D)
Changes the threshold amount for a municipal sewer committee's requirement to request bids when entering a contract, from a minimum $20,000 contract to the threshold amount for publication of notice to receive bids, currently $35,000.
Companions:
SB 516 Bond, Will (Same As)
  3-28-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272, S-City, County and Local Affairs
Bill History: 03-11-19 H Filed
03-11-19 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-29-19 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1771   
Flowers, Vivian (D)
Leding, Greg (D)
Requires the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality to create a program for recycling deposit beverage containers. Requires distributors to charge a redeemable deposit of five cents for each glass, plastic and metal beverage container sold.
Bill History: 04-02-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-02-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
04-04-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1772   
Lowery, Mark (R) Creates a sales tax exemption for sales to parent teacher organizations; exempts fundraising events of a parent teacher organization from sales tax provisions for special events.
Bill History: 04-04-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
04-03-19 H Meeting cancelled for 04/04/19 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
04-09-19 H Meeting set for Call of the Chair - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1782   
Capp, Sarah (R)
Bond, Will (D)
Requires the district court judge presiding over a specialty court program to establish a schedule of court costs and fees for treatment, drug testing, and continuous alcohol monitoring and supervision.
Bill History: 04-09-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-16-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1044 )


HB 1787   
Johnson, Lee (R) Levies a thirty percent e-cigarette excise tax on the sale of an e-liquid product. Includes a vapor product when it is sold as part of a bundled transaction with an e-liquid product.
Bill History: 03-11-19 H Filed
03-11-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
04-10-19 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


HB 1795   
Brown, Karilyn (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Requires ATV dealers to submit sales records to determine buyer's compliance with ATV sales taxes and registration requirements. Increases the annual cost of registration from five dollars to ten dollars.
Bill History: 03-12-19 H Filed
03-12-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Transportation
03-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation


HB 1806   
McCullough, Tippi (D)
Leding, Greg (D)
Creates the Equal Pay Act of 2109 to implement policies that either encourage or require equal pay in wages or salaries to men and women.
Bill History: 04-02-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-02-19 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-04-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1811   
Maddox, John (R) Authorizes Department of State Parks employees to operate department-owned all-terrain vehicles on streets and highways when accessing contiguous areas of a state park in the course of official duties.
Bill History: 04-09-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-16-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1048 )


HB 1834   
Sullivan, Dan (R) Prohibits the state, a political subdivision, institution of higher education, school and and other governmental instrumentality from discriminating against or providing preferential treatment on the basis of race, gender, national origin, etc.
Bill History: 03-14-19 H Filed
03-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1845   
Gates, Mickey (R)
Flippo, Scott (R)
Adds vehicles that are transferred in an insurance settlement to the sales tax exemption for used vehicle purchases.
Bill History: 04-03-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 77/N: 5)
04-03-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
04-05-19 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1850   
McCollum, Austin (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Establishes the Empower Independent Contractors Act amending the definitions of 'employee,' 'employer' and 'employment status' on the basis of the twenty factor test enumerated by the Internal Revenue Service.
Bill History: 04-09-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 24/N: 4)
04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-16-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1055 )


HB 1869   
Smith, Brandt (R)
Wallace, David (R)
Exempts drone aerial data services from procurement competitive bidding requirements.
Bill History: 04-01-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
04-03-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-01-19 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed


HB 1871   
Richey, Chris (D) Creates a sales tax exemption for agricultural repair and modification parts and services relating to their installation, replacement or repair.
Bill History: 03-18-19 H Filed
03-19-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
04-02-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1872   
Dotson, Jim (R)
Dismang, Jonathan (R)
Authorizes the Department of Transportation to issue a temporary permit to a landowner to cut and clear trees located in an adjoining right-of-way.
Bill History: 04-03-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-03-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Public Transportation
04-03-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1888   
Penzo, Clint (R) Creates a sales tax exemption for Department of Transportation construction project materials, including those used in a project that are consumed or will remain part of the completed project.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Revenue and Taxation
04-10-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration
04-10-19 H Referred to interim committee ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1889   
Penzo, Clint (R) Creates a sales tax exemption for ARDOT project construction materials; dedicates sales and use tax revenues from the sales of new and used vehicles, in 10 percent increments over a period of 10 years, to funding for highways, roads, bridges.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Revenue and Taxation
04-10-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration
04-10-19 H Referred to interim committee ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1918   
Ferguson, Kenneth (D) Authorizes the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at UAMS to establish a cancer patient navigation program.
Bill History: 04-03-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-03-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration
04-03-19 H Referred to interim committee or ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1922   
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Amends the process for landowners seeking annexation into an adjoining municipality. Declares the costs of the additional municipal services sought to be responsibility of the landowners to the extent required by municipal regulations.
Bill History: 04-01-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-01-19 H Failed (Vote: N: 19/Y: 30)
04-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1925   
Brown, Karilyn (R)
Wallace, David (R)
Adds all-terrain vehicles to provisions that establish maximum local taxation amounts.
Bill History: 04-04-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
04-03-19 H Meeting cancelled for 04/04/19 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
04-09-19 H Meeting set for Call of the Chair - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1926   
Richey, Chris (D) Amends the provision that requires public utilities to provide undiscriminatory pole attachment access to certain service providers and electric utilities, to authorize attachment access for municipalities.
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Filed
03-26-19 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-03-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1942   
Ladyman, Jack (R)
Wallace, David (R)
For an official sales and use tax reduction study by the House and Senate Committees on Revenue and Taxation.
Bill History: 04-03-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
04-03-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
04-05-19 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1955   
Ladyman, Jack (R)
Wallace, David (R)
Amends worker's compensation law relating to third-party liability, subrogation, and the filing of claims.
Bill History: 04-05-19 H Motion for immediate consideration failed
04-05-19 H Failed (Vote: N: 52/Y: 35)
04-05-19 H Clincher adopted


HB 1956   
Watson, Danny (R) Authorizes the State Police to remove unattended vehicles, spilled cargo and cargo or property that is believed to be hazardous without operator or passenger consent; regulates tow facilities that assist law enforcement with heavy-duty vehicles.
Bill History: 04-09-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-16-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1063 )


HB 1957   
Love, Fred (D) Requires the Ethics Commission, in coordination with the Department of Human Services, to administer a drug screening and random testing program for each elected official to determine eligibility for compensation.
Bill History: 04-05-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Rules
04-05-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration
04-05-19 H Referred to interim committee ...H-Rules


HB 1960   
Perry, Mark (D) Provides procedures for determining a winner in a municipal office when a candidate dies or withdraws after the certification of the ballot.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-10-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-State Agencies
04-10-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1967   
Watson, Danny (R) Creates the Environmental Compliance Resource Program, a consolidated solid waste program administered by the Department of Environmental Quality. Creates a uniform environmental citation; provides compliance resources to local governments.
Bill History: 04-10-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 26/N: 4)
04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-16-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1067 )


HB 1971   
Beck, Rick (R) Creates a district court judgeship to preside over the Perryville District Court, who may also preside over other matters in the district as determined by the administrative plan for the district required by Order No. 18 of the Supreme Court.
Bill History: 04-01-19 H Filed
04-01-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
04-02-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1980   
Davis, Andy (R) Amends various tobacco control regulations, adjusting retail permit fees, increasing the violation for failure to secure a permit from a Class C to a Class A misdemeanor, authorizing civil penalties, and more.
Bill History: 04-10-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 1)
04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-16-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1071 )


HB 1981   
Ferguson, Kenneth (D) Creates an economic development grant program for multi-county projects within planning and development districts, administered by the Rural Services Division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.
Bill History: 04-05-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Develo
04-05-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration
04-05-19 H Referred to interim committee c Development ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development


HB 1982   
Hodges, Grant (R) Creates regulations for electric motorized scooters and scooter-share operators. Requires operators to provide a local authority with fleet and ride activity data upon request.
Bill History: 04-08-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended Technology & Leg. A ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
04-09-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-09-19 S Passed over on calendar


HB 1984   
Perry, Mark (D) Adds sports complexes designed to host national competitions as eligible economic development projects receiving local funding under the Local Job Creation, Job Expansion, and Economic Development Act of 2017.
Bill History: 04-09-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-16-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1072 )


HCR1002   
Shepherd, Matthew (R) Provides that House and Senate may recess on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, and reconvene on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.
Bill History: 01-16-19 S Resolution concurred
01-16-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
01-18-19 G Approved by the Governor


HCR1003   
Boyd, Justin (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Encourages continued collaboration among health care providers, law enforcement, educators and others in battling the abuse of prescription drugs.
Bill History: 02-14-19 S Adopted (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-14-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-18-19 G Approved by the Governor


HCR1006   
House Management Extends the regular session of the 92nd General Assembly to April 12, 2019, providing for a recess at close of business that day.
Bill History: 03-07-19 S Resolution concurred (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-08-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-11-19 G Approved by the Governor


HCR1007   
House Management For a recess of the House of Representatives and the Senate at the close of business on Wednesday, March 20, to reconvene on Monday, March 25.
Bill History: 03-04-19 S Adopted
03-05-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-06-19 G Approved by the Governor


HJR1001   
Douglas, Dan (R) Amends the constitution to create an open primary process whereby the top two candidates, regardless of party affiliation, advance to the general election; authorizes the legislature to set a vote threshold that will advance only one candidate.
Bill History: 11-15-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HJR1002   
Douglas, Dan (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)
  2-21-19 S Meeting set for 7:00 a.m. - 2/21/19, S-State Agencies
Bill History: 11-15-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HJR1003   
Della Rosa, Jana (R) Rescinds all previous applications to Congress calling for Article V conventions, including historical ones from the previous century, which remain valid until formally rescinded.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-13-19 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 5/N: 8)
02-20-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HJR1004   
Davis, Andy (R) To amend the constitution as it relates to highways and highway funding. (Shell resolution)
Bill History: 04-04-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried JBC - Special Language Subcommittee
04-04-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Journal Committee
04-04-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HJR1005   
Pilkington, Aaron (R) To amend the constitution reducing the number of state constitutional officers and amending their duties. (Shell resolution)
Bill History: 02-12-19 H Filed
02-12-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HJR1007   
Flowers, Vivian (D)
Elliott, Joyce (D)
Amends the constitution to remove the provision that allows slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HJR1008   
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Amends the constitution to revise the process for ballot petitions and to require a 3/5 majority for amendment referrals. Increases the number of signatures, requires earlier court challenges, and repeals the process for revising petitions.
Companions:
SJR 10 Pitsch, Mathew (Same As)
  3-13-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
Bill History: 04-08-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-08-19 S Resolution concurred (Vote: Y: 25/N: 10)
04-09-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor


HJR1009   
Meeks, Stephen (R) To amend the constitution relating to the authority of the General Assembly to reduce or eliminate the taxation of personal property. (Shell resolution)
Bill History: 03-05-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-05-19 H Re-referred to committee H-State Agencies
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HJR1010   
Dotson, Jim (R) Amends the constitution to remove the State Highway Commission's constitutional authority to administer the Dept. of Transportation, limiting its' authority to that prescribed by law. Allows multiple Commissioners from a congressional district.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HJR1011   
Pilkington, Aaron (R) To amend the constitution relating to the nomination and election of party candidates. (Shell resolution)
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HJR1012   
Warren, Les (R) Amends the constitution prohibiting House and Senate members from serving more than 12 years in their respective chamber, leaving the current limit of 16 years of total service as a member of both the House and the Senate.
Bill History: 03-12-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-13-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-13-19 H Amendment 1 adopted


HJR1013   
Wardlaw, Jeff (R) To amend the constitution relating to the fiscal session of the General Assembly. (Shell resolution)
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HJR1014   
Wardlaw, Jeff (R) To amend the constitution relating to highways funding. (Shell resolution)
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HJR1015   
Wardlaw, Jeff (R) To amend the constitution relating to referring measures to the voters for approval. (Shell resolution)
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HJR1016   
Wardlaw, Jeff (R) To amend the constitution relating to the immunity of the state from suit under article 5, section 20. (Shell resolution)
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HJR1017   
Wardlaw, Jeff (R) To amend the constitution relating to term limits for members of the General Assembly. (Shell resolution)
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HJR1018   
Wardlaw, Jeff (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Amends the constitution to continue the one-half percent sales tax that provides additional funding for four-lane highways, county roads and city streets.
Companions:
SJR 14 Eads, Lance (Same As)
  2-28-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou, S-State Agencies
Bill History: 03-07-19 S Notice of reconsideration withdrawn
03-08-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-12-19 G Approved by the Governor


HJR1019   
Davis, Andy (R) To amend the constitution to phase in the property tax increase on a property after it has been redeveloped. (Shell resolution)
Bill History: 04-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-04-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Journal Committee
04-04-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HJR1020   
Dotson, Jim (R)
Clark, Alan (R)
Amends the constitution to limit legislative service to 12 consecutive years, at which point the member is not eligible for service until four years after the expiration of the last term of office.
Companions:
SJR 15 Clark, Alan (Same As)
  4- 3-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
Bill History: 02-27-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-28-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-04-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HJR1021   
Hodges, Grant (R) Amends the constitution to create a process for removal of constitutional officers and members of the General Assembly by petition.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HJR1022   
Capp, Sarah (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Amends the constitution authorizing the General Assembly to enact laws limiting the amount of punitive damages that may be awarded in civil actions.
Companions:
SJR 17 Stubblefield, Gary (Same As)
  3-12-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou, S-State Agencies
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HJR1023   
Eubanks, Jon (R)
Ingram, Keith (D)
Proposes a Constitutional Amendment requiring an amendment receive at least 60% of the votes cast statewide for it to pass, changing qualifications for an initiative and procedures for challenges, and requiring laws on the sufficiency-of-t
Companions:
SJR 4 Ingram, Keith (Same As)
  4-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
Bill History: 03-19-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-19-19 H Amendment 3 adopted
03-27-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HJR1024   
Eubanks, Jon (R)
Ingram, Keith (D)
Amends the constitution to limit the collection of signatures for ballot initiatives to the two-year period before the election, to require challenges to the signatures to be filed by March 1 and the court to resolve the challenge by July 1, other.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HJR1025   
Bentley, Mary (R) To amend the constitution relating to residency requirements for circuit court judges. (Shell resolution)
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HJR1026   
Dotson, Jim (R) Amends the constitution to limit legislative terms to four consecutive House terms and two consecutive Senate terms, and to provide that the legislature has the sole authority to propose constitutional amendments regarding term limits.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-04-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HJR1027   
Dotson, Jim (R) To amend the constitution related to initiated acts and referred constitutional amendments. (Shell resolution)
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HJR1028   
Dotson, Jim (R) To amend the constitution relating to legislative term limits. (Shell resolution)
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HJR1029   
Sorvillo, Jim (R) Amends the constitution to require the legislature to meet in regular session every year, to meet in even-numbered years under the same 30-day time constraints as the current fiscal session, and to elect leadership during odd-numbered years.
Bill History: 02-25-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-26-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HR 1001   
Shepherd, Matthew (R) Adopts rules of the House of the 92nd General Assembly; removes the deadline requiring that non-appropriations bills be filed no later than the 55th day of the session.
Bill History: 01-16-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-16-19 H 20190116/-1/15593 (13:38:10)
01-16-19 H Adopted (Vote: Y: 87/N: 8)


HR 1005   
Davis, Andy (R) Amends House rules: removes references to environmental affairs/water and air pollution in section pertaining to Public Health Committee; changes name of the Committee on Public Transportation to Committee on Infrastructure, Energy and Environment.
Bill History: 02-27-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-27-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-10-19 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


HR 1011   
Davis, Andy (R) Suspends House Rules to allow the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019 to be filed after the deadline for filing bills that affect retirement and pension systems.
Companions:
SR 6 Hester, Bart (Related)
  1-29-19 S Adopted
Bill History: 01-30-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-30-19 H [H] 20190130/-1/16689 (13:42:31)
01-30-19 H Adopted (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)


HR 1012   
Davis, Andy (R) Suspends Joint Rules to allow the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019 to be filed after the deadline for filing bills that affect retirement and pension systems.
Companions:
SR 7 Hester, Bart (Same As)
  1-29-19 S Adopted
Bill History: 01-30-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-30-19 H [H] 20190130/-1/16689 (13:44:59)
01-30-19 H Adopted (Vote: Y: 97/N: 0)


HR 1035   
Gates, Mickey (R) Amends House Rules with regard to the selection of committee members, empowering members to populate committees based on seniority; requires committee membership to reflect the House partisan ratio.
Bill History: 02-27-19 H Filed
02-27-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
04-10-19 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


HR 1036   
Dotson, Jim (R) Amends House Rules to repeal the two-day calendar rule that required a regular bill or resolution to have been on the House calendar for two days before third reading and final passage.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-10-19 H [H] /-1/17279 (12:34:40)
04-10-19 H Adopted (Vote: Y: 67/N: 11)


SB 52   
Johnson, Blake (R)
Hodges, Grant (R)
Prohibits collection of retirement benefits by public retirees who are convicted of or plead guilty or nolo contendere to a felony offense arising from official actions while serving in a public office.
Companions:
SB 53 Stubblefield, Gary (Same As)
  3-18-19 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room A, Joint Retirement
Bill History: 04-10-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried Joint Retirement
04-10-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-10-19 S Referred to interim committee ...Joint Retirement


SB 53   
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Sullivan, Dan (R)
Provides that any current or former holder of an enumerated public office shall be ineligible to receive retirement benefits if he or she is convicted of or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to a felony arising out of official actions.
Companions:
SB 52 Johnson, Blake (Same As)
  4-10-19 S Referred to interim committee, Joint Retirement
Bill History: 01-03-19 S Filed
01-14-19 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
03-18-19 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Retirement


SB 66   
Clark, Alan (R) Repeals existing law prohibiting and placing penalties on distracted driving; new language clarifies permitted uses of a wireless communications device and makes violations of restricted use a secondary offense, unless driver is under 21.
Bill History: 02-25-19 S Passed over on calendar
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-12-19 S Referred to interim committee eg. Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs


SB 171   
Cooper, John (R) Creates seven-member Occupation Licensing Sunrise and Sunset Commission appointed by the governor to review all legislation relating to licensure requirements, unregulated occupations inconsistent with the public health and safety and similar matters.
Bill History: 03-19-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-19-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
03-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 179   
Johnson, Mark (R) Authorizes a city reorganizing to the mayor-council for of government to provide by ordinance that the city officials will be elected on the same date and every four years thereafter. Sets other parameters for representation following the reorganization.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H On floor for consideration
04-10-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 86/N: 0)
04-10-19 H Re-referred to committee S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 180   
Johnson, Mark (R)
Dalby, Carol (R)
Removes the provision that a resolution to conduct party primaries for municipal officers in a mayor-council city remains in effect for subsequent elections unless revoked by the council.
Bill History: 03-20-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-20-19 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed
03-29-19 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 182   
Clark, Alan (R) Adds additional means for levying and collecting fire department dues by allowing a levy by attested petition filed with the municipality and signed by a majority of registered voters in the district in lieu of a special election on the issue.
Bill History: 04-08-19 S Clincher adopted
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-12-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 198   
Ballinger, Bob (R) Requires the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training to conduct a feasibility study on allowing school districts to establish their own law enforcement agencies.
Bill History: 01-29-19 S Filed
01-30-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
02-06-19 S Meeting set for 3:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


SB 207   
Irvin, Missy (R) Prohibits registered sex offenders from serving as volunteer firefighters.
Bill History: 02-28-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-04-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 208   
Bond, Will (D) Sets a minimum fine of $25 for distracted driving. Makes violations in school zones a secondary offense for which a law enforcement officer may not stop a driver solely to determine compliance.
Bill History: 03-11-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-01-19 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Old Supreme Court Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
04-01-19 S Moved to deferred list S-Transportation, Technology & Leg.


SB 213   
Sample, Bill (R)
Warren, Les (R)
Local Police and Fire Retirement System (shell bill)
Bill History: 01-31-19 S Filed
01-31-19 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
04-01-19 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...Joint Retirement


SB 231   
Hammer, Kim (R) Redefines “public records” and the Freedom of Information Act to extend to a private entity expending a minimum of 20 percent of its time, resources and efforts in support of a government entity.
Bill History: 04-12-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-State Agencies
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-12-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-State Agencies


SB 234   
Johnson, Mark (R) Authorizes garnishment of retirement benefits of a public employee who is a retirant of a public retirement system to pay restitution related to a felony offense to which the retirant is convicted or pleads guilty or nolo contendere.
Bill History: 03-18-19 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Retirement
04-10-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-10-19 S Referred to interim committee ...Joint Retirement


SB 236   
Hammer, Kim (R) Protects a public employee's political activities against penalties or restrictions imposed by his or her public employer and provides that a public employee shall not be prohibited from or restricted in expressing his or her views.
Bill History: 04-12-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-State Agencies
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-12-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-State Agencies


SB 238   
Johnson, Mark (R)
Hodges, Grant (R)
Denies eligibility to elected public officials to collect any benefit from any named public retirement system if he or she is convicted of or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to a felony arising out of that person's official actions.
Bill History: 04-02-19 S Re-referred to committee Joint Retirement
04-10-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-10-19 S Referred to interim committee ...Joint Retirement


SB 239   
Cheatham, Eddie (D) Defines “manifest injustice” as it pertains to the Arkansas Public Employees' Retirement System (APERS) and lists the criteria the system may consider in interpreting the standard.
Bill History: 01-31-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
03-18-19 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Retirement


SB 243   
Hester, Bart (R) Preserves current formula for determining pension amounts under the Arkansas Public Employees' Retirement System (APERS) for those hired prior to July 1, 2020, and makes adjustments to benefits for APERS members hired after that date.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
04-01-19 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...Joint Retirement


SB 244   
Hester, Bart (R) Provides that for members of the Arkansas Public Employees' Retirement System (APERS) hired after July 1, 2020 the contributions of the member shall increase each fiscal year by .25 percent until the member contribution rate reaches six percent of the m
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
03-25-19 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Retirement


SB 245   
Hester, Bart (R) Adjusts the computation of “final average compensation” as it affects benefits for members of the Arkansas Public Employees' Retirement System (APERS) for those hired after July 1, 2020.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
04-01-19 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...Joint Retirement


SB 246   
Hester, Bart (R) Benefit redeterminations under APERS (shell bill)
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
04-01-19 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...Joint Retirement


SB 257   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Brown, Karilyn (R)
Allows credit unions that are insured by the National Credit Union Association to serve as depositories of public funds provided that they have a principal office in the state or are legally operating a branch in the state.
Bill History: 04-12-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-Insurance and Commerce
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-12-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-Insurance and Commerce


SB 261   
Garner, Trent (R) Creates a sales tax exemption for timber machinery and equipment purchased by persons who are primarily engaged in the commercial production of timber. Includes all-terrain vehicles with three, four, or six wheels.
Bill History: 04-12-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to calendar
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-12-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-Revenue and Taxation


SB 262   
Irvin, Missy (R) Requires financial interest reporting for public servants and candidates to identify income sources of amounts that are more than $50,000. Adds specifically that income sources include profits, commissions, and consulting fees.
Bill History: 02-26-19 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 4/N: 1)
03-05-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-08-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 265   
Garner, Trent (R)
Capp, Sarah (R)
Authorizes municipal or county precinct elections following a countywide election that prohibited the sale of alcohol, when the municipality, district or precinct is adjacent to an intracounty district in which the sale of alcohol is legal.
Bill History: 02-11-19 S Passed over on calendar
02-11-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-11-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 276   
Garner, Trent (R) Changes the date of the general primary election from the third Tuesday in June to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March, changes filing periods for elections and extends the deadline for certification of candidates for inclusion on ballots.
Bill History: 02-28-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-12-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-State Agencies
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 279   
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Warren, Les (R)
In condemnation proceedings entitles property owners to an award of reasonable attorney's fees that are calculated on an hourly basis.
Bill History: 03-18-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-18-19 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-08-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


SB 280   
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Warren, Les (R)
Entitles property owners to an award of compensation in condemnation actions relating to the amount by which the final award exceeds the amount of the final written good faith offer, rather than the final amount of money deposited.
Bill History: 03-14-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-14-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-08-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


SB 281   
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Warren, Les (R)
Requires persons performing work under a contract with state agencies or political subdivisions to verify the hours worked on a computer.
Bill History: 03-25-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
03-26-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affa
03-26-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 286   
Eads, Lance (R)
Richardson, Jay (D)
Provides for 1.5 percent of the transfer from the Ad Valorem Tax Fund to be for the use of the Waterways Commission, rather than for the use of Legislative Audit for local audits.
Bill History: 03-06-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
03-07-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-07-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 319   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Provides additional hearing and notice requirements when a local government agency is taking an abandoned or blighted property for remediation. Authorizes the property owner to file an action in circuit court.
Bill History: 04-02-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 1)
04-02-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
04-04-19 H Meeting set for Call of the Chair - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


SB 390   
Hammer, Kim (R) Requires state agencies to deposit all cash funds into the State Treasury Money Management Trust to be invested. Exempts higher education institutions and payments by the Department of Education from the Public School Fund to districts.
Bill History: 04-12-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-State Agencies
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-12-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-State Agencies


SB 404   
Davis, Breanne (R)
Cloud, Joe (R)
Requires an election to be called in Pope County, on the issue of allowing casino gaming, before the Racing Commission accepts applications for casino licenses in that county.
Companions:
HB 1517 Cloud, Joe (Same As)
  3-27-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B, H-Rules
Bill History: 02-25-19 S Filed
02-25-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
04-04-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies


SB 409   
Flippo, Scott (R)
Richmond, Marcus (R)
Creates the Fair Notice and Efficiency in Public Works Act, requiring the Office of State Procurement to select three vendors that public agencies may contract with to publish notice to receive bids.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
04-15-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-17-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1075 )


SB 411   
Stubblefield, Gary (R) Prohibits municipalities from adopting sanctuary policies with regard to the immigration status of residents or the cooperation of local officials with federal agencies to verify or report immigration status. Withholds state funding as penalty.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 71/N: 24)
04-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-17-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1076 )


SB 443   
Davis, Breanne (R)
Johnson, Lee (R)
Requires public places to accommodate the public with diaper changing facilities that are equally available to all genders, when in new construction building a restroom that includes installing diaper changing accommodations.
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-26-19 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-04-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 461   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Fite, Lanny (R)
Requires a quorum court to respond to a petition to levy fire department dues within 60 days of the request, and requires the quorum court to approve a reassessment if the annual benefits assessed exceed $100 per parcel.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Emergency clause adopted
04-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-17-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1077 )


SB 463   
Johnson, Mark (R) Creates multiple regulations for paid canvassers and the method of collecting signatures, requires canvassers obtain a license for each specific issue, requires licensing of canvassing organizations, limits types of issues that may be certified.
Bill History: 04-09-19 S Failed (Vote: N: 8/Y: 15)
04-10-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-10-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-State Agencies


SB 466   
Johnson, Blake (R) Exempts a motor vehicle manufacturer's rebate from sales tax and from the computation of the sales price of a motor vehicle for purposes of taxation.
Bill History: 04-01-19 S Meeting set for 11:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
04-01-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-08-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 467   
Johnson, Blake (R) Creates a sales tax exemption for machinery used to make or repair equipment that a manufacturer uses in it's own processes, such as dies, mold, or repair parts.
Bill History: 03-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
03-25-19 S Meeting set for Call of the Chair - Room 207 ...S-Revenue and Taxation
04-08-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 481   
Clark, Alan (R)
Love, Fred (D)
Adds a new subchapter for oversight and regulation of retail water providers.
Bill History: 04-12-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to calendar
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-12-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 498   
Johnson, Mark (R) Makes various revisions to Constitutional Amendment 100 affecting casino gaming licensing, including sport wagering, tax rates, and local authorization of casinos.
Bill History: 04-03-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-04-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-03-19 S Amendment 1 adopted


SB 515   
Johnson, Mark (R)
Lowery, Mark (R)
Creates the Arkansas Heritage Protection Act providing that no monument commemorating listed events or persons shall be relocated, removed, altered, renamed, rededicated, vandalized, damaged, destroyed or otherwise disturbed; more.
Bill History: 04-12-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to calendar
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-12-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-State Agencies


SB 516   
Bond, Will (D)
Collins, Andrew (D)
Changes the threshold amount for a municipal sewer committee's requirement to request bids when entering a contract, from a minimum $20,000 contract to the threshold amount for publication of notice to receive bids, currently $35,000.
Companions:
HB 1766 Collins, Andrew (Same As)
  3-29-19 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - MAC Room B, H-City, County and Local Affairs
Bill History: 03-07-19 S Filed
03-07-19 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-28-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 518   
Sample, Bill (R)
Warren, Les (R)
Defines a qualified community reinvestment project involving historic lodging over six floors for the purposes of qualifying for an Ark. Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit and applies the 25 percent tax credit to total expenses without limitation.
Bill History: 03-07-19 S Filed
03-07-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
03-25-19 S Meeting set for Call of the Chair - Room 207 ...S-Revenue and Taxation


SB 550   
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Bentley, Mary (R)
Makes various changes to environmental and other regulations related to the utilization of liquid livestock waste and the issuance of permits for a liquid livestock waste system; Arkansas Natural Resources Commission to promulgate necessary rules.
Bill History: 03-27-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-26-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-26-19 H Amendment 1 adopted


SB 554   
Clark, Alan (R) Requires water providers to extend water service to nonresident consumers and property owners in the accepted service area if requested unless certain listed exceptions apply.
Bill History: 04-12-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-12-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 571   
Hendren, Jim (R)
Johnson, Lee (R)
Reduces individual income taxes by creating an earned income tax credit and increased standard deduction to be offset by new taxes on cigarettes and e-cigarettes.
Bill History: 04-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-08-19 S Motion to recall from House carried
04-09-19 S Meeting set for Call of the Chair - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


SB 572   
Elliott, Joyce (D) Allows qualifying persons incarcerated in county jails to be eligible for voter registration and ballot access if they complete certain procedures; requires administrators of county jails or their designees to coordinate with county clerks.
Bill History: 03-14-19 S Filed
03-14-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
04-04-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies


SB 574   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Fite, Charlene (R)
Requires candidates for listed elected offices to file a sworn statement indicating his or her answers to stated questions concerning tax payment status and criminal background with the filing official, who shall make copies available upon request.
Bill History: 03-29-19 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed
04-09-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-08-19 H Meeting cancelled for 04/08/19 ...H-State Agencies


SB 588   
Ingram, Keith (D) Clarifies utilities and other providers that are authorized to use the public right-of-way of highways, roads and streets, including video service providers and any other telecommunication provider that uses fiber optic cable.
Bill History: 04-04-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-12-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 598   
Hammer, Kim (R) Amends various provisions of the Arkansas Online (vehicle) Insurance Verification Act. Adjusts fines and revenues, including repealing allocation of 20 percent of the fine for failure to present proof of insurance to the court that tires the offense.
Bill History: 04-01-19 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Old Supreme Court Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
04-01-19 S Moved to deferred list S-Transportation, Technology & Leg.
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 604   
Ballinger, Bob (R) Modifies the definition of 'water system' within the statewide fluoridation program by increasing the number of persons supplied from 5,000 to 15,000 to qualify as a water system under the program.
Bill History: 03-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-27-19 S Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed
04-03-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 631   
Hester, Bart (R)
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Prohibits a county or municipality from enacting any ordinance restricting a landowner's ability to perform tree maintenance, which includes trimming or removing a tree, bush or shrub on their property.
Bill History: 03-25-19 S Filed
03-25-19 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-04-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 632   
English, Jane (R)
Meeks, Stephen (R)
Creates the Arkansas Cyber Initiative Act, authorizing the Economic Development Commission to establish a cyber security alliance to support collaborations for the purpose of improving cyber security infrastructure and expanding research activities.
Bill History: 04-10-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-15-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-17-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1085 )


SB 643   
Hammer, Kim (R) Requires a quorum court to call the required election to determine whether to levy fire department dues within 60 days of the request; sets the maximum amount of dues to be collected by the county as a prerequisite to the payment of property taxes.
Bill History: 03-25-19 S Filed
03-26-19 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-04-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 645   
Ballinger, Bob (R) Authorizes the Commissioner of State Lands to sell lands owned by a suburban improvement district and certified to the Commissioner.
Bill History: 03-28-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-02-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-02-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 649   
Garner, Trent (R)
Hodges, Grant (R)
Arranges terms of school board elections to coincide with alternating dates for May and March preferential primary elections; replaces related language in Act 545 of 2019 authorizing alternating primary dates.
Bill History: 04-04-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-12-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-State Agencies
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 655   
Leding, Greg (D) Requires employers with at least five employees to provide full-time employees who have worked at least 60 days for the employer a detailed pay stub each month. Authorizes former employees to request a pay stub within 30 days of termination.
Bill History: 03-27-19 S Filed
03-27-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 660   
Garner, Trent (R) Expands the number of places that permitted concealed firearms may be possessed to include rooms inside a college- or university-operated dormitory or residence hall and other publicly owned buildings or facilities under certain circumstances.
Bill History: 04-04-19 S On floor for consideration
04-04-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-04-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 670   
Johnson, Mark (R) Authorizes the spouse of a member of a county board of election commissioners to serve as a poll worker unless another person makes an objection to their service to the board within 10 days of the board posting the list of poll workers.
Bill History: 04-08-19 S Failed (Vote: N: 13/Y: 10)
04-10-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-10-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-State Agencies


SB 671   
Johnson, Mark (R) Repeals the authority of cities to establish or redistrict wards, instead requiring the city council to request by resolution that the county board of election commissioners meet and divide or redistrict the city into wards.
Bill History: 04-04-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-08-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-08-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 672   
Johnson, Mark (R) Cancels early voting hours on the Sunday and Monday immediately before an election day.
Bill History: 04-02-19 S Filed
04-02-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
04-04-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies


SB 673   
Rapert, Jason (R) Creates the Universal Workers' Compensation Act, authorizing employers to provide coverage to employees under the provisions of this chapter in lieu of workers' compensation, health, disability, accident and life insurance under any other state law.
Bill History: 04-04-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-08-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-08-19 S Referred to interim committee or ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 679   
Ingram, Keith (D) Amends the Local Government Capital Improvement Revenue Bond Act as it relates to performance-based efficiency projects and contracts for their implementation. Adds to the qualifications for a project's efficiency engineering company.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
04-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-17-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1090 )


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:
HJR1002 Douglas, Dan (Same As)
  3-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151, H-State Agencies
Bill History: 11-20-18 S Filed
01-14-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-21-19 S Meeting set for 7:00 a.m. - 2/21/19 ...S-State Agencies


SJR 2   
Wallace, David (R) Amends the Arkansas Constitution to provide that the State of Arkansas shall never be made a defendant in any state court unless otherwise provided by law.
Bill History: 01-14-19 S Filed
01-14-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-21-19 S Meeting set for 7:00 a.m. - 2/21/19 ...S-State Agencies


SJR 3   
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
McCollum, Austin (R)
Applies to the U.S. Congress to call a Convention for proposing amendments pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution to impose fiscal restraints and term limits on federal legislators and to limit the power and jurisdiction of
Bill History: 02-14-19 S Senate concurred in House amendment (Vote: Y: 19/N: 13)
02-14-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-18-19 G Approved by the Governor


SJR 4   
Ingram, Keith (D) Proposes a Constitutional Amendment requiring an amendment receive at least 60% of the votes cast statewide for it to pass, changing qualifications for an initiative and procedures for challenges, and requiring laws on the sufficiency-of-title process.
Companions:
HJR1023 Eubanks, Jon (Same As)
  3-27-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151, H-State Agencies
Bill History: 03-18-19 S Amendment 4 adopted
04-03-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SJR 5   
Ingram, Keith (D) Proposes a Constitutional Amendment fixing the date by which a constitutional amendment by initiative petition must be filed by January 15 of the year of the election and changing qualifications and procedures for challenging an initiative.
Bill History: 03-12-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou ...S-State Agencies
03-12-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SJR 6   
Davis, Breanne (R)
Cloud, Joe (R)
Amends the constitution to prohibit a ballot initiative from referencing cities or counties by name if the intent of the reference is to grant those subdivisions powers, privileges, opportunities or benefits that are not available to all others.
Bill History: 02-12-19 S Filed
02-12-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-21-19 S Meeting set for 7:00 a.m. - 2/21/19 ...S-State Agencies


SJR 7   
Garner, Trent (R) Amends the constitution to limit the legislature to 30-day regular legislative sessions each year, with two-thirds majority required to extend the session for up to 30 additional days; allows the legislature to call itself into extraordinary session.
Bill History: 02-12-19 S Filed
02-12-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-21-19 S Meeting set for 7:00 a.m. - 2/21/19 ...S-State Agencies


SJR 8   
Hester, Bart (R)
Eubanks, Jon (R)
A Constitutional Amendment to permit limits on awards of punitive and noneconomic damages in civil actions.
Bill History: 02-12-19 S Filed
02-12-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-21-19 S Meeting set for 7:00 a.m. - 2/21/19 ...S-State Agencies


SJR 9   
Johnson, Mark (R)
Eubanks, Jon (R)
A Constitutional Amendment to revise the process for submitting initiatives, referenda and Constitutional Amendments to the voters for approval.
Bill History: 03-14-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-19 S Amendment 3 adopted


SJR 10   
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Amends the constitution to revise the process for ballot petitions and to require a 3/5 majority for amendment referrals. Increases the number of signatures, requires earlier court challenges, and repeals the process for revising petitions.
Companions:
HJR1008 Vaught, DeAnn (Same As)
  4- 9-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
Bill History: 03-12-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-13-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-13-19 S Amendment 2 adopted


SJR 11   
Bond, Will (D) To amend the constitution relating to term limits for members of the General Assembly. (Shell resolution)
Bill History: 03-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-04-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-12-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou ...S-State Agencies


SJR 12   
Davis, Breanne (R) To amend the constitution relating to the highway funding and the powers of the State Highway Commission. (Shell resolution)
Bill History: 02-21-19 S Meeting set for 7:00 a.m. - 2/21/19 ...S-State Agencies
02-20-19 S Removed from hearing S-State Agencies
03-12-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou ...S-State Agencies


SJR 13   
Johnson, Mark (R) To amend the constitution relating to the Arkansas Casino Gaming Amendment of 2018. (Shell resolution)
Bill History: 02-21-19 S Meeting set for 7:00 a.m. - 2/21/19 ...S-State Agencies
02-20-19 S Removed from hearing S-State Agencies
03-12-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou ...S-State Agencies


SJR 14   
Eads, Lance (R)
Wardlaw, Jeff (R)
Amends the constitution to continue the one-half percent sales tax that provides additional funding for four-lane highways, county roads and city streets.
Companions:
HJR1018 Wardlaw, Jeff (Same As)
  3-12-19 G Approved by the Governor
Bill History: 02-21-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-21-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
02-28-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou ...S-State Agencies


SJR 15   
Clark, Alan (R)
Dotson, Jim (R)
Amends the constitution to limit legislative service to 16 total years, with a first-time member limited to 12 consecutive terms at which point the member is not eligible for service until four years after the expiration of the last term of office.
Companions:
HJR1020 Dotson, Jim (Same As)
  3- 4-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151, H-State Agencies
Bill History: 04-02-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-State Agencies
04-02-19 S Senate concurred in House amendment (Vote: Y: 26/N: 5)
04-03-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor


SJR 16   
Clark, Alan (R) To amend the Constitution, Amendment 73, concerning term limits for members of the General Assembly. (Shell resolution)
Bill History: 04-12-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-State Agencies
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-12-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-State Agencies


SJR 17   
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Capp, Sarah (R)
Amends the constitution authorizing the General Assembly to enact laws limiting the amount of punitive damages that may be awarded in civil actions.
Companions:
HJR1022 Capp, Sarah (Same As)
  3-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151, H-State Agencies
Bill History: 02-21-19 S Meeting set for 7:00 a.m. - 2/21/19 ...S-State Agencies
02-20-19 S Removed from hearing S-State Agencies
03-12-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou ...S-State Agencies


SJR 18   
Elliott, Joyce (D)
Scott, Jamie (D)
Ratifying the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Bill History: 03-04-19 S Filed
03-05-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-26-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies


SR 6   
Hester, Bart (R) Suspends Senate Rules to allow the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019 to be filed after the deadline for filing bills that affect retirement and pension systems.
Companions:
HR 1011 Davis, Andy (Related)
  1-30-19 H Adopted (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
Bill History: 01-28-19 S Introduced and referred to calendar
01-29-19 S On floor for consideration
01-29-19 S Adopted


SR 7   
Hester, Bart (R) Suspends Joint Rules to allow the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019 to be filed after the deadline for filing bills that affect retirement and pension systems.
Companions:
HR 1012 Davis, Andy (Same As)
  1-30-19 H Adopted (Vote: Y: 97/N: 0)
Bill History: 01-29-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-29-19 S On floor for consideration
01-29-19 S Adopted


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