ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
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01-30-2015 - 18:16:16

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HB 1002    Sabin, Warwick (D)
Woods, Jon (R)
Authorizes the Ethics Commission to issue advisory opinions and guidelines on the requirements of Amendment 94 (Article 19, Sections 28, 29 and 30) of the Arkansas Constitution.
Bill History: 01-28-15 H Meeting set for 12:00 pm - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
01-28-15 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Rules
02-02-15 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1003    Meeks, Stephen (R) Removes prohibitive-cost exemption for public entities installing shielded outdoor lighting, instead creating a waiver process; places requirements on lighting installations for highways and signage, prohibits excessive light trespass, more.
Bill History: 11-18-14 H Filed
01-12-15 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1005    McElroy, Mark (D) Authorizes county property transfers to municipalities, other counties, community colleges or higher education institutions in exchange for services, money or other consideration.
Bill History: 01-28-15 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
01-28-15 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-02-15 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1008    Murdock, Reginald (D) To amend laws concerning bidding practices for construction of publicly funded projects; to amend laws concerning retainage of funds in construction contracts. (Shell bill)
Bill History: 12-08-14 H Filed
01-12-15 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1024    Broadaway, Mary (D) Changes alcohol permit regulations from one permit issued per 5,000 population to one per 7,500. Creates a misdemeanor for underage persons entering a store unaccompanied by a parent or guardian over 21 years of age.
Bill History: 01-28-15 H Meeting set for 12:00 pm - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
01-28-15 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Rules
02-02-15 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1048    Hendren, Kim (R) Changes special fuel taxes to a percentage of the sales price and makes various changes to the distribution of revenue.
Bill History: 01-12-15 H Filed
01-12-15 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
01-29-15 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1054    Bell, Nate (R) Requires governing bodies to record all executive sessions and appoint a custodian to hold the recording for one year and provide it to authorities in the event of an investigation; authorizes legal counsel to be present at executive sessions.
Bill History: 01-27-15 H Amendment 1 adopted
01-30-15 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
01-29-15 H Meeting cancelled for 01/30/15 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1067    Collins, Charlie (R) Allows the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission to establish a nutrient water quality trading system which may involve credits, offsets, and exchanges; creates a nutrient water quality trading advisory panel.
Bill History: 01-13-15 H Filed
01-13-15 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-29-15 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1079    Harris, Justin (R) Creates offenses for the unlawful capture of images by unmanned vehicles or aircraft and for distribution of such images.
Bill History: 01-15-15 H Filed
01-15-15 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary


HB 1082    Davis, Andy (R)
Woods, Jon (R)
Requires a sewer utility to post notice of customer delinquency and provide a sworn affidavit of sewer service delinquency to its' corresponding water utility, before the customer's water service is terminated.
Bill History: 01-28-15 H Amendment 1 adopted
01-29-15 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-02-15 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1087    Bell, Nate (R) Repeals provisions prohibiting employers from requiring or requesting employees to add a supervisor to or change the privacy settings of the employee's social media account.
Bill History: 01-20-15 H Filed
01-20-15 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-29-15 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1089    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Treasurer of State for 2015-16 support of municipal and county animal rescue and shelter operations.
Bill History: 01-20-15 H Filed
01-20-15 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1097    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Treasurer of State for 2015-16 state turnback of general and special revenues to cities and counties.
Bill History: 01-20-15 H Filed
01-20-15 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1099    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Treasurer of State for 2015-16 refund local taxes to cities and counties.
Bill History: 01-20-15 H Filed
01-20-15 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1100    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Treasurer of State for 2015-16 distribution of state assistance for city-county tourist meeting and entertainment facilities.
Bill History: 01-20-15 H Filed
01-20-15 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


HB 1105    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Highway and Transportation Department for 2015-16 operations.
Bill History: 01-20-15 H Filed
01-20-15 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget
01-22-15 H Sent to subcommittee JBC - Personnel Subcommittee


HB 1106    Wright, Marshall (D) Authorizes cities to allow qualified electors of the county in which the municipality is situated to serve as members of the city's parks and recreation commission.
Bill History: 01-23-15 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
01-22-15 H Meeting cancelled for 01/23/15 ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
01-28-15 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1111    Sabin, Warwick (D) Provides detailed guidelines and requirements for public and private entities to partner for construction projects of certain public buildings; creates a Legislative Task Force to review such partnerships.
Bill History: 01-23-15 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 138 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
01-22-15 H Meeting cancelled for 01/23/15 evelopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
01-28-15 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development


HB 1114    Lowery, Mark (R) Creates a felony offense of criminal impersonation of another person in an election; adds application for an absentee ballot in a name other than one's own to the offense of perjury.
Bill History: 01-21-15 H Filed
01-21-15 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
02-03-15 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1116    Lowery, Mark (R) Lowers the threshold for age-based employment hours restrictions from applying to persons under 18, to persons under 17.
Bill History: 01-26-15 H Placed on the House calendar
01-26-15 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-03-15 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1157    Davis, Andy (R)
Rice, Terry (R)
Authorizes the award of a United States flag to the family of a law enforcement officer who loses their life in the course of employment.
Bill History: 01-28-15 H Amendment 1 adopted
01-30-15 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
01-29-15 H Meeting cancelled for 01/30/15 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1158    Womack, Richard (R) Amends Arkansas law to provide for the right to engage in lawful occupation. (Shell bill)
Bill History: 01-26-15 H Filed
01-26-15 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HB 1163    Bell, Nate (R) Prohibits public employers from disciplining public employees for exercising rights under the Freedom of Information Act.
Bill History: 01-26-15 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-30-15 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
01-29-15 H Meeting cancelled for 01/30/15 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1164    Fite, Charlene (R)
Collins-Smith, Linda (R)
Prohibits Level 4 Sex Offenders from residing within 2,000 feet of a place of worship unless they had established residence prior to adoption of this Act.
Bill History: 01-29-15 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
01-29-15 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
02-02-15 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1178    Pitsch, Mat (R) Exempts the lessee of an intermodal authority from sales tax if the property or service purchased by the lessee is used or consumed within the intermodal facility.
Bill History: 01-29-15 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
01-29-15 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Revenue and Taxation
02-02-15 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1192    Leding, Greg (D) Revises the definition of 'service animal' and sections relating to rights and liabilities of persons using service animals in public places. Provides that staff of a public accommodation may make only certain inquiries and requests regarding the animal.
Bill History: 01-28-15 H Filed
01-28-15 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-03-15 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1193    Speaks, Nelda (R) Specifies that revenue from fees of a district court shall be paid into the general fund of each political subdivision that contributes to the expenses of the court.
Bill History: 01-29-15 H Filed
01-29-15 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1198    Leding, Greg (D) Amends the law concerning the Local Police and Fire Retirement System and the Local Police and Fire Pension Relief Funds. (Shell Bill)
Bill History: 01-29-15 H Filed
01-29-15 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HB 1199    Leding, Greg (D) Amends the law concerning the Public Employees' Retirement System. (Shell Bill)
Bill History: 01-29-15 H Filed
01-29-15 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HB 1203    Hammer, Kim (R) Removes reference to the curtilege of a person's dwelling in defining the circumstances when a person may use of deadly force, replacing with reference to 'premises in which the person has a property interest.'
Bill History: 01-29-15 H Filed


HB 1204    Baine, John (D) Authrorizes a member of the Local Police and Fire Deferred Retirement Option Plan to defer the withdrawal of his or her account until age 70.5.
Bill History: 01-29-15 H Filed
01-29-15 H Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
02-02-15 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...Joint Retirement


HB 1208    Gonzales, Justin (R) Requires law enforcement agencies to report the number of untested sexual assault collection kits in possession and report to the State Crime Lab by January 1 2016, for the Crime Lab to report by county and agency to the legislature.
Bill History: 01-29-15 H Filed
01-29-15 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget
02-03-15 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1209    Gonzales, Justin (R) Removes the additional retirement service credit for years served by constitutional officers and legislative members, and requires local governements to notify APERS of their decision to credit local elected officials at two times the regular rate.
Bill History: 01-29-15 H Filed
01-29-15 H Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
02-02-15 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...Joint Retirement


HB 1210    Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Hendren, Jim (R)
Authorizes a municipality to contract with an existing fire department for fire protection services, in lieu of establishing a fire department.
Bill History: 01-29-15 H Filed
01-29-15 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1211    Dotson, Jim (R) To amend provisions relating to retirement credit and the Local Police and Fire Retirement System. (shell bill)
Bill History: 01-29-15 H Filed


HB 1215    Eubanks, Jon (R) Amends the law concerning public employee retirement plans and reporting requirements of taxpayer-funded retirement systems. (Shell bill)
Bill History: 01-30-15 H Filed


HB 1216    Whitaker, David (D) Amends the law concerning the Local Firemen's and Policemen's pension and relief funds. (Shell bill)
Bill History: 01-30-15 H Filed


HJR1001    House, Douglas (R) Makes application to the United States Congress for a convention for proposing constitutional amendments to the US Constitution.
Bill History: 12-08-14 H Filed
01-12-15 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-23-15 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HJR1002    Douglas, Dan (R) Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to eliminate the even-year fiscal session of the General Assembly.
Bill History: 01-29-15 H Filed
01-29-15 H Introduced and referred to Joint Committee on Constitutional Amendments


SB 37    Williams, Eddie Joe (R) Requires cities engaging in nonconsent towing to create by ordinance procedures to receive and investigate complaints and impose sanctions for violations.
Bill History: 01-27-15 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
01-28-15 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-28-15 S Amendment 1 adopted


SB 56    Woods, Jon (R)
Fite, Charlene (R)
Requires sex offenders to report required information to local law enforcement agencies rather than the Arkansas Crime Information Center; requires reporting of volunteer work by offenders; requires homeless offenders to verify registration every 30 days.
Bill History: 01-15-15 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
01-21-15 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
01-21-15 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary


SB 61    Sample, Bill (R) Creates the Arkansas Blue Ribbon Committee on Highway Finance charged with defining an equitable and adequate system to finance highways, roads and streets and recommending legislation.
Bill History: 01-20-15 S Filed
01-20-15 S Introduced and referred to S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs


SB 77    Hester, Bart (R) Raises the building project fair market value threshold that requires engaging services of a licensed architect from $100,000 to $125,000.
Bill History: 01-27-15 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies
01-26-15 S Meeting cancelled for 01/27/15 ...S-State Agencies
02-03-15 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


SB 81    Hickey, Jimmy (R)
Hickerson, Mary (R)
Repeals the law regarding operation of motorboats while intoxicated and adds the offense of boating while intoxicated to the omnibus DWI laws; revises certain sentencing and suspension guidelines for subsequent DWI or BWI offenses.
Bill History: 01-21-15 S Filed
01-21-15 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
01-28-15 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


SB 83    Hickey, Jimmy (R)
Hickerson, Mary (R)
Removes the exception which allowed Level 3 or 4 sex offenders to attend events on school campuses for which admission is charged or tickets are distributed.
Bill History: 01-21-15 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
01-28-15 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
01-29-15 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed


SB 92    Files, Jake (R)
Hickerson, Mary (R)
Makes permanent the State Aid Division of the Highway Department; Revises service on the State Aid Street Committee from formation of a new committee each four years to staggered terms and requires minimum two meetings per year.
Bill History: 01-22-15 S Filed
01-22-15 S Introduced and referred to S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs


SB 93    Hickey, Jimmy (R) Repeals provisions for the remaining members of a city board to select a successor to fill the unexpired term created when a board member resigns to run for mayor.
Bill History: 01-22-15 S Filed
01-22-15 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 95    Woods, Jon (R)
Neal, Micah (R)
Creates a sales tax exemption for sales to service organizations such as the Lions Club, a masonic lodge, a local club of Optimist International, etc.
Bill History: 01-22-15 S Filed
01-26-15 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation


SB 124    Johnson, David (D)
Vines, John (D)
Makes technical corrections to Title 17 concerning various professions.
Bill History: 01-26-15 S Filed
01-26-15 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
01-28-15 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


SB 134    Johnson, David (D)
Vines, John (D)
Makes technical corrections to Title 24 concerning public retirement.
Bill History: 01-26-15 S Filed
01-26-15 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
01-28-15 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


SB 138    Files, Jake (R)
Boyd, Justin (R)
Authorizes municipalities to propose annexation of a surrounded unincorporated area that includes a border with a lake or river.
Bill History: 01-26-15 S Filed
01-26-15 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 149    Sample, Bill (R) Directs the Arkansas Fire Protection Services Board to adopt a nationally recognized physical fitness test for pre-employment evaluation of firefighters.
Bill History: 01-27-15 S Filed
01-27-15 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-03-15 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


SB 162    Sanders, David (R) Creates an exemption from year-end reporting requirements for carryover funds, for candidates who retain carryover funds from a general election held in November of that year.
Bill History: 01-28-15 S Filed
01-28-15 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-03-15 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


SB 163    Sanders, David (R) Adds provisions to ethics laws which relate to local-option ballot question committees and their donors, benefactors, and vendors; includes reporting requirements and rules for disposition of funds on hand upon committee dissolution.
Bill History: 01-28-15 S Filed
01-28-15 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-03-15 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


SB 164    Hutchinson, Jeremy (R) Amends provisions relating to the State Police Department, including addition of school security officer licensing duties, and functions transferred to the Department upon the abolishment of the Private Investigators/Security Agencies Board.
Bill History: 01-28-15 S Filed
01-28-15 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary


SB 165    Sample, Bill (R) To amend laws relating to the firemen's relief and pension funds and policemen's pension and relief funds. (Shell bill)
Bill History: 01-28-15 S Filed
01-29-15 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


SB 166    Sample, Bill (R) To amend laws relating to the firemen's relief and pension funds and policemen's pension and relief funds. (Shell bill)
Bill History: 01-28-15 S Filed
01-29-15 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


SB 167    Sample, Bill (R) To amend laws relating to the Local Police and Fire Retirement System. (Shell bill)
Bill History: 01-28-15 S Filed
01-29-15 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


SB 168    Sample, Bill (R) To amend laws relating to the Arkansas Public Employees' Retirement System. (Shell bill)
Bill History: 01-28-15 S Filed
01-29-15 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


SB 169    Sample, Bill (R) To amend laws relating to the Arkansas Public Employees' Retirement System. (Shell bill)
Bill History: 01-28-15 S Filed
01-29-15 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


SB 170    Sample, Bill (R) To amend laws relating to the Local Police and Fire Retirement System. (Shell bill)
Bill History: 01-28-15 S Filed
01-29-15 S Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement


SB 185    Johnson, David (D)
Meeks, David (R)
Amends provisions of the Public Employees' Retirement System. (Shell bill)
Bill History: 01-30-15 S Filed


SB 186    Johnson, David (D)
Fite, Charlene (R)
Amends provisions of the Public Employees' Retirement System. (Shell bill)
Bill History: 01-30-15 S Filed


SB 190    Johnson, David (D)
Meeks, David (R)
Amends provisions of the Local Police and Fire Retirement System. (Shell bill)
Bill History: 01-30-15 S Filed


SB 191    Johnson, David (D)
Meeks, David (R)
Amends provisions of the Local Policemen's and Firemen's Relief and Pension Funds. (Shell)
Bill History: 01-30-15 S Filed


SJR 1    Williams, Eddie Joe (R) To propose an amendment to the Constitution regarding civil claims and court procedures. (shell resolution)
Bill History: 11-17-14 S Filed
01-12-15 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies


SJR 2    Clark, Alan (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Proposes an amendment to the Constitution limiting House service to 5 terms and Senate service to 3 terms, but no more than 16 years combined service.
Bill History: 01-29-15 S Filed


SJR 3    Williams, Eddie Joe (R) Proposes an amendment to the Constitution which would remove the provision that strips the Governor of his or her powers and duties when absent from the state.
Bill History: 01-29-15 S Filed


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