ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Bill Status Report
02-15-2019 - 17:16:01

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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: 01-31-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-31-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
02-14-19 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: 11-16-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-23-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1005   
Davis, Andy (R) Clarifies the application of sales and use taxes on candy and soft drinks requiring the Director of the Department of Finance and Administration to either provide relevant product definitions or provide exemptions to sellers.
Bill History: 02-14-19 S On floor for consideration
02-14-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
02-14-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor


HB 1011   
Jett, Joe (R) Expands the grant-making authority of the Ark. Department of Aeronautics and the Aeronautics Commission, allowing grants to non-airport entities for aviation promotion, to establish aviation museums, and in support of aviation education.
Bill History: 02-13-19 S On floor for consideration
02-13-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-14-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor


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
02-19-19 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 $50,000 and provides that a governing body can waive the requirement by resolution in exceptional situations.
Bill History: 01-28-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 55/N: 18)
01-28-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...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: 01-07-19 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


HB 1109   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the DF&A – Disbursing Officer for miscellaneous grants and expenses and various agency transfers for fiscal 2019-2020.
Bill History: 02-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-05-19 H Amendment No. 1 adopted
02-14-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed


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 1135   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the State Treasurer for the refund of local sales and use tax revenues to cities and counties for fiscal 2019-2020.
Bill History: 01-29-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
01-31-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 48 )
07-01-19 G Effective date


HB 1137   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the State Treasurer for animal rescue shelters for fiscal 2019-2020.
Bill History: 01-28-19 S Emergency clause adopted
01-31-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 49 )
07-01-19 G Effective date


HB 1139   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the State Treasurer for state turnback distributions to counties and municipalities for fiscal year 2019-2020.
Bill History: 01-11-19 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1161   
Dotson, Jim (R)
Flippo, Scott (R)
Makes various changes to state procurement law, adding procedures and requirements for service contracts.
Bill History: 01-28-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
01-28-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
02-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies


HB 1163   
Capp, Sarah (R) Requires municipalities that are revising or codifying ordinances to make three copies of any relevant provisions of the code available to the public in the office of the clerk.
Bill History: 02-11-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-14-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs


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: 02-12-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-13-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-13-19 H Amendment 2 adopted


HB 1174   
Dalby, Carol (R)
Hickey, Jimmy (R)
Amends civil service age requirements, reducing the minimum age for service in a fire department from 21 to 18 and creating a provisional appointment process for police officers who are age 20.
Bill History: 02-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-14-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar


HB 1178   
Wardlaw, Jeff (R)
Flippo, Scott (R)
Makes various changes to State Procurement Law, including the timeframe for providing notice of competitive bidding, time discounts, and procedures for the Office of Procurement in evaluating, entering and rejecting bids and training vendors.
Bill History: 02-06-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
02-06-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
02-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies


HB 1180   
Wardlaw, Jeff (R)
Flippo, Scott (R)
Requires the State Procurement Director to identify and prioritize opportunities for awarding mandatory state contracts under cooperative purchasing agreements.
Bill History: 01-28-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 1)
01-28-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
02-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies


HB 1182   
Fite, Charlene (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Makes the offense of using a cell phone while driving in a school zone a primary offense for which a law enforcement officer may stop a driver for non-compliance.
Bill History: 02-05-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 7)
02-05-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
02-18-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs


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) Removes references to environmental affairs and water and air pollution in section pertaining to House Public Health Committee; changes the name of the House Public Transportation Committee to House Committee on Infrastructure, Energy and Environment.
Bill History: 01-17-19 H Filed
01-22-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


HB 1210   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Department of Arkansas Heritage for fiscal 2019-2020 operations.
Bill History: 01-17-19 H Filed
01-22-19 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1213   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality for fiscal 2019-2020 operations.
Bill History: 01-18-19 H Filed
01-22-19 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget
02-04-19 H Sent to subcommittee JBC - Special Language Subcommittee


HB 1218   
Tosh, Dwight (R) Adds services that the State Crime Laboratory is required to offer to law enforcement.
Bill History: 01-28-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
01-28-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


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 1245   
Boyd, Justin (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Amends the sales tax exemption for durable medical equipment and other supplies to include purchases made by podiatrists.
Bill History: 02-14-19 S On floor for consideration
02-14-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-14-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor


HB 1246   
Lowery, Mark (R) Changes the dates for runoff elections for municipal or county offices from three weeks following the date of the general election to four weeks after the date of the general election.
Bill History: 02-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-14-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar


HB 1250   
Douglas, Dan (R) Requires a municipal annexation ordinance to be heard at three consecutive regular meetings of the municipal governing body.
Bill History: 02-11-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
02-11-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1256   
House, Douglas (R) Makes the Arkansas Public Employees' Retirement System's yearly benefit increase optional, and requires any benefit increase to be the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index – South Region if it is lower than three percent (current rate).
Bill History: 01-30-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
01-31-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-11-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Retirement


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 Sate 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
02-14-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1266   
Warren, Les (R) Terminates the authority of cities of the second class to elect a person to an office of City Collector.
Bill History: 02-11-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
02-11-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1291   
Della Rosa, Jana (R)
Bledsoe, Cecile (R)
Authorizes candidates running for any office to use printed campaign materials that do not include a Paid For By disclaimer, if the materials were created before the effective date of Act 787 of 2017. Previously applied only to reelection campaigns.
Bill History: 02-11-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 98/N: 0)
02-11-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
02-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies


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: 01-29-19 H Filed
01-29-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1293   
Vaught, DeAnn (R) Authorizes licensed wreckers and tow vehicles to use blue lights or lights with a blue lens cap; requires sellers to verify identification that shows licensure of the buyer.
Bill History: 02-07-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation
02-07-19 H Committee hearing cancelled H-Public Transportation
02-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation


HB 1295   
Warren, Les (R) To create the Every Arkansas Retirement Opportunity Act. (shell bill)
Bill History: 01-29-19 H Filed
01-29-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


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
02-11-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Retirement


HB 1298   
Mayberry, Julie (R) Excludes from provisions for retirement benefits for retired mayors and their spouses those serving a city of the first class, effective January 1, 2022.
Bill History: 01-30-19 H Filed
01-30-19 H Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
02-11-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Retirement


HB 1299   
Clowney. Nicole (D) 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: 01-30-19 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 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 1301   
Cozart, Bruce (R) Requires professional licensing boards and other entities to adopt the least restrictive requirements for reciprocal licensing of persons who hold relevant licenses in other states, through issuance of temporary one-year licenses.
Companions:
HB 1255 Dotson, Jim (Related)
  2-14-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-13-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1304   
Gray, Michelle (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Changes the audit of a municipality under the Speed Trap Law to include an inquiry regarding abuse of police power under this provision; specifies that the calculated revenues of violations include those from the previous six months.
Bill History: 02-07-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation
02-07-19 H Committee hearing cancelled H-Public Transportation
02-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation


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


HB 1306   
Rye, Johnny (R) For election of council members, authorizes cities of the first class to provide only one voting precinct, rather than one per ward, if determined necessary by the governing body.
Bill History: 02-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-04-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Mac Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1309   
Meeks, Stephen (R) The Arkansas Nighttime Environment Act
Bill History: 02-14-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-14-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar


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
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1322   
Payton, John (R) Redefines "water damaged" in the Uniform Motor Vehicle Administration, Certificate of Title and Antitheft Act.
Bill History: 02-07-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation
02-07-19 H Committee hearing cancelled H-Public Transportation
02-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation


HB 1324   
Rye, Johnny (R) Defines tow businesses under provisions for the removal or immobilization of unattended vehicles.
Bill History: 02-14-19 H [H] 20190214/-1/16808 (13:10:44)
02-14-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
02-14-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor


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
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...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
02-11-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 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
02-11-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Retirement


HB 1338   
Bragg, Ken (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Retirement, DROP of APERS (shell bill)
Bill History: 01-31-19 H Filed
01-31-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


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
02-11-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 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: 02-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-14-19 H Amendment 2 adopted


HB 1345   
Clowney. Nicole (D) Includes, without limitation, cancer in the list of qualifying diseases for firefighter retirement eligibility for disability under the Arkansas Public Employees' Retirement System and the Arkansas Local Police and Fire Retirement System
Bill History: 01-31-19 H Filed
02-01-19 H Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
02-11-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Retirement


HB 1346   
Warren, Les (R) Purchase of service credit under APERS (shell bill)
Bill History: 01-31-19 H Filed
02-01-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HB 1347   
Maddox, John (R) Amends the definition of aircraft system relating to the offense of unlawful use on an unmanned aircraft system, removing systems used with authorization of Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.
Bill History: 02-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
02-05-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
02-11-19 H Passed over on calendar


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 1358   
Bragg, Ken (R) Amends APERS interest paid on accumulated member contributions from 4% to 2% per annum.
Bill History: 01-31-19 H Filed
02-01-19 H Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
02-11-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Retirement


HB 1359   
Bragg, Ken (R) Members contributions under APERS (shell bill)
Bill History: 01-31-19 H Filed
02-01-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HB 1362   
Fite, Lanny (R)
Sample, Bill (R)
Requires the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality to implement the collection and disposal, or the collection and recycling of extra-large tires. Transfers $300,000 to the Used Tire Recycling Fund for those purposes.
Bill History: 02-14-19 S On floor for consideration
02-14-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-14-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor


HB 1364   
Gray, Michelle (R)
Sturch, James (R)
Requires a person filing for office to provide a surname to be printed on the ballot.
Bill History: 02-12-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-13-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-13-19 H Amendment 1 adopted


HB 1365   
Gray, Michelle (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Adds law enforcement officers to the HIV Shield Law, which waives consent for HIV testing when a person comes in certain contact with emergency personnel.
Bill History: 02-12-19 S Re-referred to committee S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar


HB 1366   
Gray, Michelle (R)
Sturch, James (R)
Requires the names of unopposed candidates for city clerk to be printed on the ballot.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1368   
Capp, Sarah (R) Exempts the state from daylight saving time.
Bill History: 02-04-19 H Filed
02-04-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-06-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


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
02-19-19 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
02-06-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...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: 02-04-19 H Filed
02-04-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
02-07-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1375   
Speaks, Nelda (R)
Sturch, James (R)
Makes various changes to the duties and procedures of a county treasurer.
Bill History: 02-14-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-14-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended d Local Affairs ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar


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.
Bill History: 02-05-19 H Filed
02-05-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1386   
Johnson, Lee (R) Provides for the county assessor, county tax collector, and county treasurer to be notified before an action is taken regarding approval of in-lieu-of-tax payments.
Bill History: 02-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-14-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1393   
Della Rosa, Jana (R) Grants the Ethics Commission an additional 120 days for completion and resolution of pending complaints filed in 2018.
Bill History: 02-06-19 H Filed
02-06-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


HB 1395   
Holcomb, Mike (R)
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Prohibits elected and appointed county officials from serving in specified civil offices during their terms.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Mac Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1401   
Magie, Steve (D)
Johnson, Mark (R)
Changes the notice requirements for meetings of a county intergovernmental council. Authorizes the secretary to notify the public at least three days prior to the meeting, rather than at least 10 days prior.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Mac Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1402   
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Wallace, David (R)
Requires any special elections elections in years with a preferential primary election or general election to be held on those election dates; sets dates for special elections in off-cycle years; amends certain local election dates; other changes.
Bill History: 02-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
02-14-19 H Amendment 1 adopted


HB 1405   
Womack, Richard (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Amends the process by which financial institutions provide Legislative Audit with images of canceled checks, including allowing institutions to provide the images through read-only access to online banking documents.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
02-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1415   
Evans, Brian (R)
Hill, Ricky (R)
Creates a committee to advise the Department of Emergency Management on the creation of uniform standards for safety measures at public events.
Bill History: 02-07-19 H Filed
02-08-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1417   
Gray, Michelle (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Creates an exemption from the Freedom of Information Act for identifying information of a person who the records custodian knows has provided assistance in a criminal investigation.
Bill History: 02-07-19 H Filed
02-08-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1420   
Boyd, Justin (R)
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Changes the time period for candidate filing and petition circulations for school district board elections to coincide with party filing periods in both even- and odd-numbered years; extends petition circulation period.
Bill History: 02-11-19 H Filed
02-11-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1426   
Gray, Michelle (R)
Sturch, James (R)
Prohibits county party chairpersons and their spouses, and county board of election commissioners and their spouses, from serving as election officials.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar


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: 02-12-19 H Filed
02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules


HB 1443   
Vaught, DeAnn (R) Increases the number of cities that are considered areas of operation under the Arkansas Rural Development Act, by including the territory of cities with between 5,500 and 7,500 population.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1444   
Breaux, Harlan (R)
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Changes the election runoff date for a mayoral election in a city manager form of government from two weeks following the general election to four weeks following the general election.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies


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
02-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation


HB 1455   
Boyd, Justin (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Makes a technical correction in the law relating to printouts from voting machines.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies


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
02-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education


HB 1459   
Hodges, Grant (R)
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Requires Arkansas Legislative Audit to randomly select one-third of solid waste management districts annually for a review policies, procedures and transactions to determine compliance.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1460   
Speaks, Nelda (R)
Flippo, Scott (R)
Provides limited election processes for local elections with all unopposed candidates; requires the names of unopposed candidates other than mayor, governor, and circuit clerk to be grouped together on the ballot.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies


HB 1465   
Boyd, Justin (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Makes a technical correction to the law requiring electronic voting machines to include a voter-verified paper trail.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies


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 On floor for consideration
02-14-19 S Adopted (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-14-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to 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


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)
  1-14-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
Bill History: 11-15-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to 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: 01-30-19 H Filed
01-30-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-13-19 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: 02-12-19 H Filed
02-12-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


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


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)
  2-13-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies


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: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


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


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   
Vaught, DeAnn (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: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies


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)
  2-13-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies


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: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


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)
  2-13-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to 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


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)
  2-13-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies


HJR1023   
Eubanks, Jon (R)
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: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to 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


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


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, and to elect leadership every two years following the general election.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to 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: 01-17-19 H Filed
01-22-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
02-06-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 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)


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)
  2-11-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A, Joint Retirement
Bill History: 01-03-19 S Filed
01-14-19 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
02-11-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Retirement


SB 54   
English, Jane (R)
Wing, Carlton (R)
Adds to exemptions from maximum age restrictions for fire department appointments an exemption for a current or former member of the regular or reserve uniformed services of the U.S. who is within three years of separation or retirement.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Mac Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar


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: 02-11-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-11-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-18-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs


SB 72   
Sample, Bill (R) Makes changes to coverage under the Arkansas Local Police and Fire Retirement System, accrual of service credit and disability annuities computation for paid and volunteer service.
Bill History: 02-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-14-19 H [H] 20190214/-1/16808 (14:54:52)
02-14-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 77/N: 0)


SB 76   
Wallace, David (R)
Sullivan, Dan (R)
Broadens the definition of an emergency for the purpose of establishing a temporary location for meetings of local governing bodies.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Mac Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar


SB 81   
Stubblefield, Gary (R) Extends the list of public officials who may administer an oath of office to include clerks of a city of the first class or recorders of a city of the second class or incorporated town.
Bill History: 02-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-14-19 H Passed over on calendar
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar


SB 96   
English, Jane (R)
Sullivan, Dan (R)
Repeals the Housing Construction Program created for state-supported technical institutes that offer courses of training in the building trades and consequently repeals the Building Trades Revolving Fund.
Bill History: 02-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-04-19 H [H] 20190204/-1/16718 (14:28:37)
02-04-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)


SB 97   
Cooper, John (R)
Hawks, Spencer (R)
Authorizes a city council to lower the salary for a municipal office if the office is vacant; specifies that certain offices may be combined at an election or when the offices are vacant; prohibits separating offices unless the position is vacant.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-13-19 H [H] 20190213/-1/16770 (14:57:29)
02-13-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 87/N: 0)


SB 98   
Cooper, John (R)
Tosh, Dwight (R)
Authorizes municipalities to collect legal payments and associated costs through a debit card or credit card and assess a transaction fee.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 0)
02-13-19 H Re-referred to committee S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 114   
Sturch, James (R) Authorizes cities of the second class and incorporated towns to appoint, rather than elect, a city treasurer when the city council provides for the appointment by ordinance.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H [H] 20190213/-1/16770 (13:39:53)
02-13-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar


SB 145   
Wallace, David (R) Includes entities that lease or contract to operate a net-metering facility in the definition of such facilities under the Renewable Energy Development Act; increases capacity threshold for facilities to 1,000 kW; clarifies they are not public utilities.
Bill History: 01-22-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
02-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-15-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed


SB 150   
Davis, Breanne (R)
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Allows government entities to provide voice, data, broadband, video, or wireless telecommunication service under permitted arrangements, but retains prohibition on basic local exchange; removes restrictions for educational or medical services.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
02-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar


SB 160   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Dotson, Jim (R)
Requires that if a polling site has 15 ballot styles, and sample ballots have been provided, that at least two bound copies that include all sample ballots or two electronic devices for voters to access all ballot styles be provided.
Bill History: 02-06-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar


SB 163   
Garner, Trent (R)
Wardlaw, Jeff (R)
Changes petition requirements to form a new party from collecting at least 10,000 signatures to a number of signatures that meets or exceeds three percent of the total votes cast in the preceding gubernatorial election.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 61/N: 21)
02-13-19 H Emergency clause adopted (Vote: Y: 70/N: 16)
02-14-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor


SB 168   
Bledsoe, Cecile (R)
Petty, Rebecca (R)
Adds fire departments to the existing list (including medical providers and law enforcement agencies) where a newborn child must be left for the purposes of the Safe Haven Act providing an affirmative defense to parents.
Bill History: 02-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-14-19 H [H] 20190214/-1/16808 (14:52:19)
02-14-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 86/N: 0)


SB 169   
Flowers, Stephanie (D) Makes technical changes to provisions limiting district judges to a term of four years.
Bill History: 02-12-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-12-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
02-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


SB 170   
Hester, Bart (R)
Cozart, Bruce (R)
Places restrictions on counties and municipalities with regard to residential building design regulations in designated locations, subject to safety codes or other state or federal laws.
Bill History: 02-06-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 23/N: 11)
02-06-19 H Received in the House - 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


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: 01-28-19 S Filed
01-28-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - 2/13/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 177   
Garner, Trent (R) Shortens the amount of time in which a sex offender required to register must register with a law enforcement agency upon moving to or returning to the state from seven calendar days to five calendar days.
Bill History: 02-11-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
02-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
02-12-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary


SB 179   
Johnson, Mark (R) Provides that the mayor and the city council members who have served less than two years of a term will continue and complete their terms of office when the city reorganizes from one form of government to another.
Bill History: 02-11-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-11-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
02-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 180   
Johnson, Mark (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: 02-13-19 H [H] 20190213/-1/16770 (13:41:03)
02-13-19 H Amendment adopted
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar


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: 01-28-19 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-07-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-07-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 183   
Clark, Alan (R) Prohibits Level 2, Level 3 or Level 4 registered sex offenders from holding a “position of public trust,” including service in a fire department, law enforcement agency or emergency medical service agency.
Bill History: 02-07-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 30/N: 0)
02-08-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
02-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


SB 185   
Davis, Breanne (R)
Flowers, Vivian (D)
Requires that an applicant for a casino license in Pope and Jefferson Counties to submit either a letter of support from the county judge or mayor depending on the location of the proposed casino and imposes a signature requirement.
Bill History: 02-05-19 S Emergency clause adopted
02-05-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Rules
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


SB 196   
Ingram, Keith (D)
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Defines the location of opportunity zones, for the purpose of computing Arkansas income tax liability, as a population census tract that is designated in federal law as a qualified opportunity zone as of January 1, 2019.
Bill History: 02-14-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-14-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Revenue and Taxation
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar


SB 197   
Ballinger, Bob (R) Permits a certified law enforcement officer to carry an open or concealed handgun whether on or off duty.
Bill History: 02-14-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-14-19 S Amendment 3 adopted
02-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...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 203   
Teague, Larry (D) Extends municipal advertising and promotion taxes to sales by retail businesses that derive a majority of their gross receipts/proceeds from the sale of items to tourists and to admission prices charged for tourist attractions.
Bill History: 01-30-19 S Filed
01-30-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
02-06-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation


SB 204   
Sturch, James (R)
Petty, Rebecca (R)
Requires internet service providers to give law enforcement agencies geolocation information of an IP address upon request so that they can respond to a call emergency services.
Bill History: 01-30-19 S Filed
01-30-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
02-18-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs


SB 205   
Hester, Bart (R)
Davis, Andy (R)
Applies various ethics reporting requirements specifically to unopposed candidates whose name and position did not appear on a ballot. Requires any enforcement of local limits on contributions to be the responsibility of that local government.
Bill History: 02-11-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
02-11-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


SB 207   
Irvin, Missy (R) Prohibits registered sex offenders from serving as volunteer firefighters.
Bill History: 02-07-19 S On floor for consideration
02-07-19 S Re-referred to committee S-Judiciary
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


SB 208   
Bond, Will (D) Makes distracted driving a primary offense for persons under the age of 18 years, authorizing law enforcement officers to stop or detain the driver of a motor vehicle solely to determine compliance with this section.
Bill History: 01-30-19 S Filed
01-30-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
02-18-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs


SB 211   
Dismang, Jonathan (R)
Jett, Joe (R)
Creates the Tax Competitiveness and Relief Act of 2019, adjusting income ranges for tax brackets for all residents, individuals, trusts or estates.
Bill History: 02-14-19 H Motion to postpone third reading failed
02-14-19 H Motion for immediate consideration carried
02-14-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 82/N: 14)


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
02-11-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Retirement


SB 217   
Sample, Bill (R)
Warren, Les (R)
Arkansas Public Employee's Retirement System (shell bill)
Bill History: 01-31-19 S Filed
01-31-19 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
02-11-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Retirement


SB 219   
Cheatham, Eddie (D) Changes eligibility and benefits for surviving spouses under the Arkansas State Employees' Retirement System, reducing the requirement for spousal term from one year to six months applied retroactively to January 1, 2017.
Bill History: 01-31-19 S Filed
01-31-19 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
02-11-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Retirement


SB 229   
Dismang, Jonathan (R) Allows full-time employees of public water authorities to become members of the Arkansas Public Employees' Retirement System.
Bill History: 01-31-19 S Filed
01-31-19 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
02-11-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...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: 01-31-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...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: 01-31-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
02-11-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...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: 01-31-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies


SB 237   
Caldwell, Ronald (R)
Slape, Keith (R)
Makes changes to jail booking and administration fee, earmarking 10 percent of each fee to be deposited into or credited to the county sheriff's office fund and then transferred to the newly-created Law Enforcement Training Fund.
Bill History: 02-14-19 S On floor for consideration
02-14-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-14-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-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: 01-31-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
02-11-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...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
02-11-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Retirement


SB 240   
Wallace, David (R) Allows a retirant to return to employment after he or she retires if certain conditions are met and procedures completed whether or not the retirant was a participant in the Local Police and Fire Deferred Retirement Option Plan.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
02-11-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Retirement


SB 241   
Sample, Bill (R) Future Supplement Fund-Fire, Future Supplement Fund-Police (shell bill)
Bill History: 02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
02-11-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Retirement
02-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar


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
02-11-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...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
02-11-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 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
02-11-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...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
02-11-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Retirement


SB 249   
Hendren, Jim (R) Increases the fine for ethics law violations from $2,000 to $3,500.
Bill History: 02-11-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 1)
02-11-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Rules
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


SB 252   
Hammer, Kim (R) Requires insurance coverage for the treatment of certain pediatric disorders.
Bill History: 02-04-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
02-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce


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: 02-04-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
02-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce


SB 258   
Bond, Will (D) Clarifies uses of campaign funds that are considered to be the taking of campaign funds as personal income and increases penalties for prohibited uses.
Bill History: 02-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-14-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-14-19 S Amendment 1 adopted


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: 02-05-19 S Filed
02-05-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...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: 02-05-19 S Filed
02-05-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies


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: 02-12-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-12-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies


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: 02-07-19 S Filed
02-07-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - 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, raising excess from 20 percent to 25 percent.
Bill History: 02-07-19 S Filed
02-07-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - 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: 02-07-19 S Filed
02-07-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
02-18-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs


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: 02-07-19 S Filed
02-07-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation


SB 289   
English, Jane (R)
Wing, Carlton (R)
Specifies that municipalities have jurisdiction over water companies and utilities under the definition of public utilities; clarifies that participating public agencies are prohibited from charging a franchise fee to a public body.
Bill History: 02-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-14-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
02-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar


SB 308   
Hester, Bart (R)
McCollum, Austin (R)
Prohibits a civil judgment that results in property forfeiture under the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, unless the person is convicted of a felony that related to the property being seized. Authorizes a court waiver in certain circumstances.
Bill History: 02-12-19 S Filed
02-12-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary


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: 02-13-19 S Filed
02-13-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary


SB 336   
Rice, Terry (R)
Holcomb, Mike (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.
Bill History: 02-14-19 S Filed
02-14-19 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


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)
  1-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
Bill History: 11-20-18 S Filed
01-14-19 S Introduced and referred to 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


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 Motion to reconsider carried
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


SJR 4   
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: 02-11-19 S Filed
02-11-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies


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: 02-11-19 S Filed
02-11-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies


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


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


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


SJR 9   
Johnson, Mark (R) A Constitutional Amendment to revise the process for submitting initiatives, referenda and Constitutional Amendments to the voters for approval.
Bill History: 02-12-19 S Filed
02-13-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies


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)
  2-13-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
Bill History: 02-13-19 S Filed
02-13-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies


SJR 11   
Bond, Will (D) To amend the constitution relating to term limits for members of the General Assembly. (Shell resolution)
Bill History: 02-13-19 S Filed
02-13-19 S Introduced and referred to 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: 02-13-19 S Filed
02-13-19 S Introduced and referred to 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: 02-13-19 S Filed
02-13-19 S Introduced and referred to 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)
  2-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
Bill History: 02-13-19 S Filed
02-13-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies


SJR 15   
Clark, Alan (R)
Dotson, Jim (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:
HJR1020 Dotson, Jim (Same As)
  2-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
Bill History: 02-13-19 S Filed
02-13-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies


SJR 16   
Clark, Alan (R) To amend the Constitution, Amendment 73, concerning term limits for members of the General Assembly. (Shell resolution)
Bill History: 02-13-19 S Filed
02-13-19 S Introduced and referred to 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)
  2-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
Bill History: 02-13-19 S Filed
02-13-19 S Introduced and referred to 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:
HB 1012 Ladyman, Jack (Related)
  2-14-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
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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