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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 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-18-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 165 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 02-14-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 152 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1125   
Evans, Brian (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Prohibits an insurer from requiring payment for healthcare services through gift cards, credit cards or virtual credit cards and authorizes risk-sharing payments using these only if the physician has clear instructions that result in no processing fee.
Bill History: 02-28-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-05-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 300 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1132   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the State Treasurer for assistance to local law enforcement and emergency medical expenses for fiscal 2019-2020.
Bill History: 02-04-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-06-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 67 )
07-01-19 G Effective date


HB 1133   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the State Treasurer for city-county tourist facilities, as required by the City-County Tourist Meeting and Entertainment Facilities Assistance Law, for fiscal 2019-2020.
Bill History: 02-14-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 154 )
07-01-19 G Effective date


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: 04-03-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-05-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 747 )
07-01-19 G Effective date


HB 1152   
Boyd, Justin (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Requires an independent candidate to furnish the required petition signatures by noon on May 1 of the year in which the general election is held.
Bill History: 02-04-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-06-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 68 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1161   
Dotson, Jim (R)
Flippo, Scott (R)
Makes various changes to state procurement law, adding procedures and requirements for service contracts.
Bill History: 03-07-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment 1
03-11-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 417 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 02-20-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-26-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 205 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 02-20-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-26-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 206 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1177   
Meeks, Stephen (R) Prohibits any employer from requiring the implantation of a microchip into an employee against his will and provides that if consent is given the employer must comply and bear all expenses when an employee requests removal.
Bill History: 03-14-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-19-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 516 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 03-07-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment 1
03-11-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 419 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 03-07-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment 1
03-11-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 421 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 02-28-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-01-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 288 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1210   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Department of Arkansas Heritage for fiscal 2019-2020 operations.
Bill History: 04-09-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-11-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 902 )
07-01-19 G Effective date


HB 1213   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality for fiscal 2019-2020 operations.
Bill History: 04-08-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-11-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 903 )
07-01-19 G Effective date


HB 1214   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Department of Transportation for fiscal 2019-2020 operations.
Bill History: 02-14-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 158 )
07-01-19 G Effective date


HB 1218   
Tosh, Dwight (R) Adds services that the State Crime Laboratory is required to offer to law enforcement.
Bill History: 03-29-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-01-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 636 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1222   
Smith, Stu (R) Repeals the authority of municipalities to create departments of public safety by ordinance.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-14-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 150 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1227   
Fite, Lanny (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Requires counties to remit municipal fund revenue by separate check for each appropriate dedicated municipal fund.
Bill History: 02-12-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 132 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1228   
Fite, Lanny (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Requires the Treasurer of State to use direct deposit when transferring highway revenues to the Municipal Aid Fund, with the exception of revenues transferred pursuant to Section 2 of the Highway Improvement Revenue Act of 2007.
Bill History: 02-12-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 133 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-18-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 172 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 02-20-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-26-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 207 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1248   
Tosh, Dwight (R)
Garner, Trent (R)
Amends Law Enforcement Standards and Training, declaring officers who work 24 hours per week as full-time; removing prohibition against auxiliary officers joining retirement and pension systems; amending procedures for revocation of certification.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-14-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 151 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 02-21-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-27-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 219 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1262   
Womack, Richard (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Requires written policies and procedures on file for municipal electronic funds payment systems, municipal water and sewer electronic payments systems, and county electronic warrants transfer systems.
Bill History: 02-12-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 138 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 02-21-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-27-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 221 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 02-21-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-27-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 222 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1298   
Mayberry, Julie (R)
Elliott, Joyce (D)
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: 04-09-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 948 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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 90-day licenses.
Companions:
HB 1255 Dotson, Jim (Related)
  7-24-19 G Effective date
Bill History: 03-08-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 426 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1304   
Gray, Michelle (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Adds water and sewer department revenues, fiduciary fund expenditures (defined), and enterprise fund expenditures (defined) to the calculation of the revenue percentage when a municipality is audited under the Speed Trap Law.
Bill History: 03-06-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 364 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 04-09-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 949 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1322   
Payton, John (R) Redefines "water damaged" in the Uniform Motor Vehicle Administration, Certificate of Title and Antitheft Act.
Bill History: 03-14-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-18-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 497 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1324   
Rye, Johnny (R) Defines tow businesses under provisions for the removal or immobilization of unattended vehicles.
Bill History: 02-14-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-18-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 176 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 03-29-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-01-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 638 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1346   
Warren, Les (R) Amends eligibility provisions for the purchase of military service credit under APERS by a member of the General Assembly to require five years of actual service and ten years of credited service.
Bill History: 04-05-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-09-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 826 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 03-05-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-06-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 320 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1358   
Bragg, Ken (R) Amends APERS interest paid on accumulated member contributions from 4% to 2% per annum.
Bill History: 03-19-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-20-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 526 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-18-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 177 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 03-19-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-20-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 527 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 02-26-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-28-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 253 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 02-26-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-28-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 254 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1375   
Speaks, Nelda (R)
Sturch, James (R)
Makes various changes to the duties and procedures of a county treasurer.
Bill History: 02-28-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-05-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 310 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1386   
Johnson, Lee (R)
Flippo, Scott (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: 02-28-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-01-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 289 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1393   
Della Rosa, Jana (R) Authorizes the Ethics Commission to extend investigations an additional 60 days if the Commission notifies the person who is being investigated or who is the subject of the hearing or action.
Bill History: 03-20-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-21-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 547 )
03-21-19 G Effective date


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: 03-29-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-01-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 639 )
04-24-19 G Effective date


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: 02-28-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-01-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 291 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 02-26-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-28-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 255 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 03-07-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 397 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1417   
Watson, Danny (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: 04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1012 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 03-27-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-29-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 597 )
07-01-19 G Effective date


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: 02-26-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-28-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 258 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1443   
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Hickey, Jimmy (R)
Increases the number of cities that are considered areas of operation under the Arkansas Rural Development Act, by adding the territory of cities with between 5,500 and 9,000 population.
Bill History: 04-05-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-09-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 830 )
04-09-19 G Effective date


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: 03-27-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-01-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 642 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1455   
Boyd, Justin (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Makes a technical correction in the law relating to printouts from voting machines.
Bill History: 03-07-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 398 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 03-29-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-01-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 643 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1013 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 03-07-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 399 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1490   
Wing, Carlton (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Makes various changes relating to economic development in provisions of the Consolidated Incentive Act of 2003.
Bill History: 03-05-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-06-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 327 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1492   
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Cooper, John (R)
Allows high school students to receive training in elections work and to assist with certain duties, such as guarding the ballot box, on a volunteer basis.
Bill History: 03-05-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-06-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 328 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1493   
Rye, Johnny (R)
Sample, Bill (R)
Lowers the threshold for renovation expenses to qualify under the historic rehabilitation tax credit, for non-income producing properties, from $25,000 in renovation expenses to $5,000.
Bill History: 03-08-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-14-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 470 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1500   
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Flowers, Stephanie (D)
Adds cybersecurity incidents to the emergency services provisions for catastrophes under the Homeland Security Information Act of 2003.
Bill History: 03-28-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-29-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 599 )
07-01-19 G Effective date


HB 1503   
Boyd, Justin (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Extends the time a voter has to mark his or her ballot from five minutes to 10 minutes.
Bill History: 04-02-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-03-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 664 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1504   
Boyd, Justin (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Expands acts prohibited in or within a specified distance of a place where voting is taking place by defining “electioneering” to include additional activities, such as displaying a candidate's name, logo, buttons, etc.
Bill History: 03-19-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-20-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 533 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1513   
Boyd, Justin (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Repeals the authorization for poll workers to check the back of a ballot before the voter deposits it to see if it has been initialed by an election official, authorizing those actions only in the event of a hand recount.
Bill History: 03-19-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-20-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 534 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1529   
Womack, Richard (R) Requires the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training to develop a curriculum relating to drug overdoses, to be included in basic training courses.
Companions:
HB 1381 Collins, Andrew (Same As)
  3-13-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration
Bill History: 03-29-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-01-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 646 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1554   
Penzo, Clint (R) Reduces the time periods for the process of landowners requesting a municipality to provide additional services, and for an annexing municipality to make progress in providing those services in order to complete the annexation.
Bill History: 04-05-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-10-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 838 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1556   
House, Douglas (R) Creates an FOIA exemption for ongoing investigations by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and the Alcoholic Beverage Control and Enforcement Divisions.
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-27-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 568 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1557   
House, Douglas (R) Creates an FOIA exemption for security plans and associated records of medical marijuana cultivation facilities, dispensaries and laboratory processors.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-16-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1034 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1561   
McCollum, Austin (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Authorizes a firm or individual to operate up to three fully autonomous vehicles on streets and highways when participating in a pilot program approved by the State Highway Commission.
Bill History: 03-12-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-14-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 468 )
03-14-19 G Effective date


HB 1564   
Gray, Michelle (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Creates the Public Safety Act of 2019, creating and assigning duties to the Arkansas 911 Board and establishing the Arkansas Public Safety Trust Fund. Amends various operations criteria for a public safety answering point or dispatch center.
Bill History: 03-28-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-02-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 660 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1565   
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: 03-26-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-28-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 580 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1567   
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Bond, Will (D)
Prohibits law enforcement agencies from retaining a sex assault collection kit for more than 15 days before submitting it to the State Crime Laboratory and requires the latter to complete testing within 60 days.
Bill History: 04-05-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-10-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 839 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1571   
Boyd, Justin (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Allows election officials to to work as a volunteer without pay or reimbursement if they sign an affidavit prescribed by the State Board of Election Commissioners.
Bill History: 03-19-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-20-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 539 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1572   
Ladyman, Jack (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Changes the threshold amount for a contractor's requirement to furnish a bond when entering a public capital improvement project, from a minimum $20,000 contract to the threshold amount for publication of notice to receive bids, currently $35,000.
Bill History: 03-29-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-02-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 658 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1607   
Dotson, Jim (R)
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Adds institutions of higher education to the required display of In God We Trust posters that is currently in effect for public school districts.
Bill History: 03-28-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-29-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 604 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1618   
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Teague, Larry (D)
Creates a sales tax exemption for washer-extractors used by a fire department or intergovernmental council of a county.
Bill History: 04-05-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-10-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 840 )
10-01-19 G Effective date


HB 1619   
Hodges, Grant (R)
Davis, Breanne (R)
Regulates the operation of electric motorized scooters and the scooter-share operators that offer scooters for hire.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1015 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1624   
Coleman, Bruce (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Makes technical corrections to the authority of a city of the first class to regulate the building of structures and enlarges the authority of cities of the second class and incorporated communities to enforce building and safety codes.
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-27-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 574 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1630   
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Cooper, John (R)
Creates the Undercover Law Enforcement Officer Public Records Protection Study to identify how to protect the privacy of active and undercover law enforcement officers. Requires that meetings be open to the public.
Bill History: 04-09-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 963 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1631   
Vaught, DeAnn (R) Establishes the maximum speed limit for a controlled-access highway is 65 miles per hour in urban areas, and 75 miles per hour when the highway is outside of an urban area and has four lanes divided by a median.
Bill History: 04-04-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 784 )
07-01-20 G Effective date


HB 1633   
Tosh, Dwight (R)
Bond, Will (D)
Increases criminal penalties for bribery, witness intimidation, jury tampering, tampering with physical evidence or retaliation against a witness, informant or juror.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1017 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1636   
Beck, Rick (R) Places limitations and qualifications on guaranteed energy cost savings contracts, among them restricting related warranties to 20 years unless approved by the Department of Environmental Quality.
Bill History: 03-14-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-18-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 507 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1639   
Whitaker, David (D) Allows municipalities to exchange real and personal properties with the state, in addition to any political subdivision thereof, in accordance with an ordinance approved by the governing body.
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-27-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 575 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1656   
Ferguson, Deborah (D)
Bledsoe, Cecile (R)
Prohibits healthcare insurers, including Medicaid, from requiring prior authorization or other parameters for coverage for medication used to treat substance abuse, other than a valid prescription or compliance with guidelines.
Bill History: 04-09-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 964 )
07-01-19 G Effective date


HB 1661   
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Garner, Trent (R)
Revises various provisions for the consideration of claims against the state.
Bill History: 04-04-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 785 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1662   
Dalby, Carol (R) Sets the salaries and other personnel requirements for district courts.
Bill History: 04-04-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 786 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1663   
Kelly, Jasen (R)
English, Jane (R)
Requires a majority of the landowners in an improvement district with fewer than 1,000 landowners to approve it may issue bonds or approve a transaction that would add to the indebtedness of the district.
Bill History: 04-02-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-04-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 708 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1665   
Brown, Karilyn (R)
Garner, Trent (R)
Adds requirements for election officials in the handling of voter assistance at polling places; includes early voting locations in provisions governing who may enter a polling place on a voting day.
Bill History: 04-09-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 965 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1666   
Brown, Karilyn (R)
Garner, Trent (R)
Makes various changes to county boards of election officials' duties and procedures.
Bill History: 04-09-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 966 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1692   
Cavenaugh, Frances (R)
Johnson, Blake (R)
Requires an elected, rather than contracted, city attorney in a city of fewer than 10,000 residents that has a mayor-council form of government.
Bill History: 03-28-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-29-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 609 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1697   
Meeks, Stephen (R) Authorizes elected candidates to use carryover campaign funds to reimburse themselves for travel expenses to conferences.
Bill History: 04-05-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-10-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 845 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1698   
Della Rosa, Jana (R) Requires the Secretary of State to furnish forms and otherwise make paper filing of various campaign finance reports an available option, and to post a list on the Secretary of State website of paper filers' names and type of reports filed.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-16-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1039 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1709   
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Amends language relating to user fees for Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality nutrient water quality trading offset program.
Bill History: 04-02-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-03-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 668 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1713   
Fortner, Jack (R) Exempts vehicles and heavy equipment leased by the state for at least 12 months from property tax.
Bill History: 03-28-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-29-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 610 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1720   
Jean, Lane (R)
Garner, Trent (R)
Adds theft of oil and gas equipment to criminal law that sets penalties for theft and transport of specific property such as utility property and personal information.
Bill History: 03-28-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-29-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 611 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1729   
Love, Fred (D)
English, Jane (R)
Amends the definition of consolidated waterworks system; defines storm water systems and updates related provisions for interlocal cooperation.
Bill History: 03-28-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-29-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 613 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1737   
Douglas, Dan (R)
Wallace, David (R)
Increases the monthly service connection fee charged by water systems from thirty cents to forty cents.
Bill History: 04-04-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 788 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1738   
Beck, Rick (R) Provides circumstances that the Public Service Commission must consider in authorizing an application for certificate of public convenience and necessity for utility contracts with a municipality or consolidated utility district.
Bill History: 03-19-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-20-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 543 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1739   
Payton, John (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Requires payments to the Land Commissioner to redeem tax-delinquent land to be within 30 days before of the scheduled sale; authorizes payment by credit card, debit card, electronic check, escrow check.
Bill History: 04-03-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-05-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 762 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1740   
Cloud, Joe (R)
Davis, Breanne (R)
Authorizes political parties to select convention delegates, state committee members, and other positions according to party rules, repealing provisions guiding those activities and requiring parties to submit of current party rules.
Bill History: 03-28-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-01-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 648 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1773   
Clowney. Nicole (D)
Dismang, Jonathan (R)
Creates Crump's Law. Entitles a firefighter who has completed five years of service with a political subdivision and who has been diagnosed with certain types of cancer to no less than 1,456 hours of leave in addition to existing authorized sick leave.
Bill History: 04-09-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 973 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1781   
Capp, Sarah (R)
Bond, Will (D)
Creates a $2.50 fee for district court to issue or seal a summons or subpoena.
Bill History: 04-02-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-03-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 675 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1782   
Capp, Sarah (R)
Bond, Will (D)
Requires the district court judge presiding over a specialty court program to establish a schedule of court costs and fees for treatment, drug testing, and continuous alcohol monitoring and supervision.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-16-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1044 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1800   
Davis, Andy (R) Creates the Arkansas Major Historic Rehabilitation Income Tax Credit Act, creating a tax credit of 25 percent of the total rehabilitation costs for projects with a minimum investment of $1.5 million.
Bill History: 04-05-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-10-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 855 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1804   
Cloud, Joe (R)
Davis, Breanne (R)
Establishes deadlines for certain actions by political parties, such as holding county conventions and filing the list of nominated candidates with the county election commission.
Bill History: 03-28-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-01-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 649 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1811   
Maddox, John (R) Authorizes Department of State Parks employees to operate department-owned all-terrain vehicles on streets and highways when accessing contiguous areas of a state park in the course of official duties.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-16-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1048 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1818   
Perry, Mark (D) Amends exemptions to a utility's requirement to obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity for connections to transmission or distribution substations and other facilities.
Bill History: 04-03-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-05-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 765 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1850   
McCollum, Austin (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Establishes the Empower Independent Contractors Act amending the definitions of 'employee,' 'employer' and 'employment status' on the basis of the twenty factor test enumerated by the Internal Revenue Service.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-16-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1055 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1852   
Hawks, Spencer (R)
Ingram, Keith (D)
Creates a microbrewery-restaurant private club permit which may be obtained in both wet and dry territories following the completion of specified procedures and adherence to certain rules of operation.
Bill History: 04-04-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 681 )
04-04-19 G Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1868   
Boyd, Justin (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Authorizes voter registration verification by presenting identifying documents or cards in a digital format on an electronic device.
Bill History: 04-02-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-04-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 684 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1874   
Davis, Andy (R)
Dismang, Jonathan (R)
Creates the Small Wireless Facilities Act to regulate the placement of and access to wireless communications facilities that are mounted on structures less than fifty feet high or that extend an existing structure by less than fifty feet.
Companions:
SB 602 Dismang, Jonathan (Same As)
  9- 1-19 G Effective date
Bill History: 04-04-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 797 )
09-01-19 G Effective date


HB 1875   
Davis, Andy (R) Makes various changes to the city manager form of government, including organization and authorizing the city board to provide additional powers to the mayor, including to hire the city manager, subject to a 3/4 override of the board.
Bill History: 04-09-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 978 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1878   
Della Rosa, Jana (R) Adds political action committees and independent expenditure committees to the requirement that printed campaign materials include the words 'Paid for by'.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-16-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1058 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1880   
Dalby, Carol (R)
Sturch, James (R)
Postpones the transition to state district court for Independence, Fulton, and Izard counties from 2021 to 2025, to comprise the Fourteenth District.
Bill History: 04-08-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-11-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 909 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1885   
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Adds retail facilities to the definition of economic development project that is eligible for construction using local public funds under the Local Job Creation, Job Expansion, and Economic Development Act of 2017.
Bill History: 04-04-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 798 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1887   
Brown, Karilyn (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Authorizes a municipal police department employee to be paid for unused vacation leave at the end of their term of service or retirement, up to the maximum allowance under municipal ordinance.
Bill History: 04-04-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 799 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1896   
Gates, Mickey (R) Amends the petition process for establishing a municipal improvement district, including notice requirements, the content of the petition itself, and the timeframe for the petition hearing.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1025 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1902   
Ladyman, Jack (R) Amends various provisions related to the Used Tire Recycling and Accountability Act.
Bill History: 04-09-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 980 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1928   
Flowers, Vivian (D)
Elliott, Joyce (D)
Amends the Freedom of Information Act to require all open public meetings to be at least audio-recorded, and for the audio, video, or recordable broadcast to be maintained for one year in a format that may be reproduced upon request.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1028 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1937   
Dalby, Carol (R)
Flowers, Stephanie (D)
Reorganizes local district courts to transition to state district courts for the Thirteenth District (Stone and Cleburne Counties) and the Sixteenth District (Monroe and Arkansas Counties) and establishes subordinate departments in both; more.
Bill History: 04-05-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-10-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 868 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1956   
Watson, Danny (R) Authorizes the State Police to remove unattended vehicles, spilled cargo and cargo or property that is believed to be hazardous without operator or passenger consent; regulates tow facilities that assist law enforcement with heavy-duty vehicles.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-16-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1063 )
01-01-20 G Effective date


HB 1967   
Watson, Danny (R) Creates the Environmental Compliance Resource Program, a consolidated solid waste program administered by the Department of Environmental Quality. Creates a uniform environmental citation; provides compliance resources to local governments.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-16-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1067 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1980   
Davis, Andy (R) Amends various tobacco control regulations, adjusting retail permit fees, increasing the violation for failure to secure a permit from a Class C to a Class A misdemeanor, authorizing civil penalties, and more.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-16-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1071 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1984   
Perry, Mark (D) Adds sports complexes designed to host national competitions as eligible economic development projects receiving local funding under the Local Job Creation, Job Expansion, and Economic Development Act of 2017.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-16-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1072 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 41   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Assessment Coordination Department for fiscal 2019-20 operations.
Bill History: 02-05-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-07-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 71 )
07-01-19 G Effective date


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: 02-20-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-26-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 192 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 70   
Hill, Ricky (R)
Evans, Brian (R)
Repeals Arkansas Code § 14-38-113, which dictates the procedures which must be followed when an entitled municipality reorganizes under a different form of government.
Bill History: 02-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 105 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 02-18-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-19-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 178 )
03-31-19 G Effective date


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: 02-26-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 193 )
02-26-19 G Effective date
04-24-19 G Died in committee S-Judiciary


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: 02-20-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-26-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 194 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 03-05-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 335 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 03-05-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 336 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 02-20-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-26-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 195 )
07-24-98 G Effective date


SB 114   
Sturch, James (R)
Dalby, Carol (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: 02-27-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-28-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 234 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 03-13-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-14-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 464 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 146   
Clark, Alan (R) Creates a sales tax exemption for merchandise withdrawn from stock for donation to a nonprofit, public educational institution, church or individual with damaged property or loss in a natural disaster.
Bill History: 03-27-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-29-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 583 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 02-20-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-26-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 198 )
02-26-19 G Effective date


SB 155   
Teague, Larry (D)
Jean, Lane (R)
Repeals the General Improvement Fund and creates a successor fund, the Development and Enhancement Fund, to meet debt service requirements related to infrastructure and other unanticipated improvements.
Bill History: 02-05-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-07-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 82 )
07-01-19 G Effective date


SB 159   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Breaux, Harlan (R)
Provides that when a voter uses a provisional ballot utilizing a ballot making device that the poll worker is not required to collect the stub or sign the back of the ballot.
Bill History: 02-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 109 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 02-20-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-26-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 199 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 02-14-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-18-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 164 )
02-18-19 G Effective date


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: 02-18-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-20-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 185 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 169   
Flowers, Stephanie (D) Makes technical changes to provisions limiting district judges to a term of four years.
Bill History: 03-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 445 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 03-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 446 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 02-28-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-01-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 262 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 179   
Johnson, Mark (R) Authorizes a city reorganizing to the mayor-council for of government to provide by ordinance that the city officials will be elected on the same date and every four years thereafter. Sets other parameters for representation following the reorganization.
Bill History: 04-24-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 1)
04-24-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-26-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1092 )


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


SB 183   
Clark, Alan (R)
Rushing, Laurie (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: 04-10-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 987 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 03-06-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 371 )
03-08-19 G Effective date


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: 02-20-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-26-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 201 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 03-14-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 472 )
03-15-19 G Effective date


SB 203   
Teague, Larry (D)
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Extends municipal advertising and promotion taxes to admission sales to a state park that is located within a city.
Bill History: 03-26-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-27-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 560 )
04-01-19 G Effective date


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: 03-27-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-29-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 584 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 02-27-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-28-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 240 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 209   
Rapert, Jason (R)
Warren, Les (R)
Makes technical corrections to Title 24 of the Arkansas Code concerning retirement and pensions.
Bill History: 02-07-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
02-11-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 84 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 02-18-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-19-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 182 )
02-19-19 G Effective date


SB 217   
Sample, Bill (R)
Warren, Les (R)
Requires a member whose participation in the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System Deferred Retirement Option Plan ceases to separate from service as provided in § 24-4-520.
Bill History: 03-28-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-01-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 624 )
04-01-19 G Effective date


SB 218   
Cheatham, Eddie (D) Authorizes the board of the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System to allow early participation in Teacher Deferred Retirement Option Plan with at least 28 years of service. Sets the plan deposit calculation for members.
Bill History: 03-04-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-05-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 296 )
07-01-19 G Effective date


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: 03-28-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-01-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 625 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 220   
Sample, Bill (R) Repeals obsolete provisions in Title 24 relating to retirement benefits and creates an exception for elected officials to the provision that members of the Arkansas Public Employees' Retirement System may not be re-employed in a covered position.
Bill History: 03-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 448 )
03-13-19 G Effective date


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: 03-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 449 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 233   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Lowery, Mark (R)
Amends notice requirements for certain elections, constricting the provisions for publication of notices in newspapers.
Bill History: 03-14-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 473 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 03-06-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 372 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 04-10-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 988 )
07-01-20 G Effective date


SB 241   
Sample, Bill (R) Amends various provisions relating to allocation of insurance premium tax revenues among the Firemen's and Police Officers' Pension and Relief Fund, the General Revenue Fund Account, localities, and special allocations.
Bill History: 03-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-14-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 465 )
05-01-19 G Effective date


SB 249   
Hendren, Jim (R)
Richmond, Marcus (R)
Increases the fine for ethics law violations from $2,000 to $3,500.
Bill History: 03-05-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 341 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 252   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Warren, Les (R)
Requires insurance coverage for the treatment of certain pediatric disorders.
Bill History: 04-08-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-11-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 878 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 258   
Bond, Will (D)
Maddox, John (R)
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: 04-08-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-11-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 879 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 02-27-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-28-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 241 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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: 03-14-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 476 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 314   
Sample, Bill (R) Defines approved training for law enforcement, firefighters and emergency personnel who are certified peer support members with regard to critical incident stress management.
Bill History: 03-25-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-26-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 555 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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.
Companions:
HB 1495 Holcomb, Mike (Same As)
  4-24-19 H Died in committee H-Revenue and Taxation
Bill History: 03-05-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-11-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 416 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 346   
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Requires the State Board of Election Commissioners, rather than the Attorney General, to determine whether a submitted ballot title and popular name are sufficient; amends the signature approval process of the Secretary of State, more.
Bill History: 03-06-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 376 )
03-08-19 G Effective date


SB 348   
Eads, Lance (R)
Penzo, Clint (R)
Creates a manufacturing permit for hard cider and adds hard cider to various licensing provisions relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages.
Bill History: 04-01-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-04-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 691 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 355   
Rapert, Jason (R)
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Makes technical corrections to Title 2 of the Arkansas code.
Bill History: 03-06-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 378 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 357   
Rapert, Jason (R)
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Makes technical corrections to Title 5 of the Arkansas code.
Bill History: 03-06-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 380 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 359   
Rapert, Jason (R)
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Makes technical corrections to Title 8 of the Arkansas code.
Bill History: 04-02-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-04-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 693 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 362   
Rapert, Jason (R)
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Makes technical corrections to Title 14 of the Arkansas code.
Bill History: 03-06-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 383 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 370   
Rapert, Jason (R)
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Makes technical corrections to Title 23 of the Arkansas code.
Bill History: 03-06-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 391 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 373   
Rapert, Jason (R)
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Makes technical corrections to Title 27 of the Arkansas code.
Bill History: 03-06-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 394 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 377   
Irvin, Missy (R)
Gray, Michelle (R)
Distributes $300,000 of the revenue collected from landfill fees to the Arkansas Unpaved Roads Program Fund; repeals payments to ACIC for the scrap metal logbook program.
Bill History: 04-01-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-04-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 695 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 399   
Rapert, Jason (R)
Lowery, Mark (R)
Repeals and replaces provisions that regulate the sale of travel insurance.
Bill History: 04-02-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-04-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 698 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 409   
Flippo, Scott (R)
Richmond, Marcus (R)
Creates the Fair Notice and Efficiency in Public Works Act, requiring the Office of State Procurement to select three vendors that public agencies may contract with to publish notice to receive bids.
Bill History: 04-15-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-17-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1075 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 411   
Stubblefield, Gary (R) Prohibits municipalities from adopting sanctuary policies with regard to the immigration status of residents or the cooperation of local officials with federal agencies to verify or report immigration status. Withholds state funding as penalty.
Bill History: 04-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-17-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1076 )
01-01-20 G Effective date


SB 445   
Garner, Trent (R)
Hodges, Grant (R)
Moves election dates for general primary elections, preferential primary elections, and annual school elections, changing in even- and odd-number years and based on whether the office of the President of the United States appears on the ballot.
Bill History: 03-20-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-21-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 545 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 447   
Hendren, Jim (R)
Fite, Lanny (R)
Increases the Homestead Property Tax Credit from $350.00 to $375.00 and provides for transfers to the County Voting System Grant Fund and to general revenue, before the distributions of excess funds to offset school district losses.
Bill History: 04-05-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-09-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 808 )
04-09-19 G Effective date


SB 455   
Garner, Trent (R)
Wooten, Jim (R)
Authorizes municipalities to adopt a catastrophic leave program for employees with illnesses or injuries that are not covered by workers' compensation benefits.
Bill History: 04-08-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-11-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 883 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 457   
Ballinger, Bob (R) Repeals the State Land Use Committee which is appointed by the Commissioner of State Lands; removes the requirement that the Commissioner appoint an appraiser for all lands to be sold that are larger than 10 acres.
Bill History: 04-08-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-11-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 884 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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


SB 471   
Ingram, Keith (D)
Nicks, Milton (D)
Authorizes cities and counties to pledge all or a portion of net casino gaming receipts tax revenues to retire capital improvement bonds or economic development project bonds.
Bill History: 04-01-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-04-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 703 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 480   
Irvin, Missy (R)
Lowery, Mark (R)
Prohibits a contracting entity from offering a healthcare provider a contract for healthcare services that includes certain requirements or clauses.
Bill History: 04-03-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-05-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 734 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 492   
Garner, Trent (R)
Barker, Sonia (R)
Empowers a city, a municipality or an incorporated town to by ordinance create a designated entertainment district within a county authorized to sell alcoholic beverages; permits a person to possess alcoholic beverage off premises in such districts.
Bill History: 04-04-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-09-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 812 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 512   
Bledsoe, Cecile (R)
Ferguson, Deborah (D)
Authorizes a health benefit plan enrollee to assign their benefits to a healthcare provider regardless of the provider's out-of-network status; requires the payor to submit payment of the claim directly to the healthcare provider.
Bill History: 04-03-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-05-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 736 )
07-24-18 G Effective date


SB 520   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Gray, Michelle (R)
Makes various changes to the regulation and licensure of pharmacy benefits managers, including redefining the maximum allowable cost list and adding a defined professional dispensing fee to the list.
Bill History: 04-10-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 994 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 524   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Dotson, Jim (R)
Requires the State Board of Election Commissioners to select by lot a number of counties, polling sites, early voting locations and vote centers for a post-election audit.
Bill History: 04-08-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-11-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 888 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 525   
Hester, Bart (R)
Dotson, Jim (R)
Amends the process for plumbing plan submission to, and review by the Department of Health.
Bill History: 04-08-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-11-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 889 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 527   
Bledsoe, Cecile (R)
Ferguson, Deborah (D)
Requires health insurance companies to issue an identification card to a member that indicates whether the health benefit plan is insured or self-funded.
Bill History: 04-01-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-04-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 706 )
04-04-19 G Effective date


SB 534   
Johnson, Blake (R)
Christiansen, Craig (R)
Amends laws relating to distracted driving to comply with federal law, defines the offense and associated fines, limits enforcement as a secondary offense and makes various other changes.
Bill History: 04-03-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-05-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 738 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 541   
Garner, Trent (R) Prohibits a civil action in which the state or a local government is a party from compelling disclosure of a religious sermon, instruction or teaching, unless in relation to terrorism activities.
Bill History: 04-03-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 65/N: 12)
04-04-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-09-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 816 )


SB 544   
Irvin, Missy (R)
House, Douglas (R)
Changes post-judgment interest rates to an rate equal to the primary credit rate in effect on the judgment date plus two percent; sets the rate for an action on a contract at the rate provided by the contract unless it is less than the above rate.
Bill History: 04-10-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 995 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 548   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Breaux, Harlan (R)
Decreases the population requirement for required consent by the governing body to the incorporation of a municipality from 5,000 to 1,500 for petitions, and from 4,000 to 1,500 for the alternative method of incorporation.
Bill History: 04-09-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 932 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 552   
Teague, Larry (D) Changes the composition of the Thirty-Sixth Judicial District to include two additional departments in Murfreesboro and Glenwood, moving those departments from the Fourteenth Judicial District beginning in 2025.
Bill History: 04-04-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-09-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 817 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 561   
Hendren, Jim (R) Creates the Tax Reform Act of 2019. Changes various tax provisions and related administrative procedures, enforcement, assessment guidelines, penalties for noncompliance and certain exemptions.
Bill History: 04-04-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-09-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 819 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 568   
Caldwell, Ronald (R)
Hollowell, Steve (R)
Creates a second state district court judgeship in the Twenty-Fifth Judicial District.
Bill History: 04-09-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 935 )
07-01-19 G Effective date


SB 576   
Hester, Bart (R)
Douglas, Dan (R)
Makes various changes to tax laws, including those relating to remote sellers or facilitators of tangible property or digital products, computation of sales receipts for certain entities and fees and taxes paid by car washes.
Bill History: 04-09-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-09-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 822 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 581   
Dismang, Jonathan (R)
Eaves, Les (R)
Creates a sales tax exemption for sales by a youth athletic organization at a concession stand.
Bill History: 03-28-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-01-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 634 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 582   
Johnson, Blake (R)
Richmond, Marcus (R)
Creates a sales tax exemption for machinery used to make or repair existing molds and dies that a manufacturer uses in it's own processes.
Bill History: 04-03-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 772 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 583   
Cooper, John (R)
Dotson, Jim (R)
Prohibits municipalities from assessing a transaction fee for payments made through credit or debit cards if the governing body of the municipality has included a transaction fee in the amount charged for a service or product.
Bill History: 04-03-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 773 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 585   
Dismang, Jonathan (R) Creates the Arkansas Firefighter Cancer Relief Network Trust Fund to allocate donated funds for relief of firefighters diagnosed with cancer.
Bill History: 04-04-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-09-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 823 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 602   
Dismang, Jonathan (R)
Davis, Andy (R)
Creates the Small Wireless Facilities Act to regulate the placement of and access to wireless communications facilities that are mounted on structures less than fifty feet high or that extend an existing structure by less than fifty feet.
Companions:
HB 1874 Davis, Andy (Same As)
  9- 1-19 G Effective date
Bill History: 04-10-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 999 )
09-01-19 G Effective date


SB 632   
English, Jane (R)
Meeks, Stephen (R)
Creates the Arkansas Cyber Initiative Act, authorizing the Economic Development Commission to establish a cyber security alliance to support collaborations for the purpose of improving cyber security infrastructure and expanding research activities.
Bill History: 04-15-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-17-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1085 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 658   
Hester, Bart (R) Creates additional circuit judgeships in the Second and Fourth Districts, a realigned and expanded Eleventh Judicial District and the Twelfth, Twenty-First and Nineteenth Districts; reassigns other judicial positions in certain districts.
Bill History: 04-09-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1003 )
07-01-19 G Effective date


SB 679   
Ingram, Keith (D) Amends the Local Government Capital Improvement Revenue Bond Act as it relates to performance-based efficiency projects and contracts for their implementation. Adds to the qualifications for a project's efficiency engineering company.
Bill History: 04-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-17-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1090 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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