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HB 1006   
Allen, Fred (D)
Teague, Larry (D)
Creates enhanced penalties for the offense of abuse of public trust, creating Class B and C felonies for amounts over $5,000. Reducting to a misdemeanor amounts less than $500. Applies offense to pesons elected but not yet occupying office.
Companions:
SB 85 Teague, Larry (Identical)
  2- 1-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171, S-Judiciary
Bill History: 03-02-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-02-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 0)
03-08-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 431 )


HB 1010   
Sabin, Warwick (D)
Ingram, Keith (D)
Adds PAC contribution reports, exploratory committee reports, independent expenditure and personal loan reports to the list of campaign finance reports that the Secretary of State is required to publish and post on his or her website.
Companions:
SB 4 Ingram, Keith (Identical)
  1-25-17 S Meeting cancelled for 01/26/17, S-State Agencies
Bill History: 03-20-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-20-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
03-24-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 616 )


HB 1015   
Gray, Michelle (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Provides that municipalities of the second class are not required to ensure that voters in a local election have a voting precinct in each ward, but only if the county board of election commissioners has established vote centers.
Bill History: 02-22-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-22-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
03-01-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 300 )


HB 1023   
Boyd, Justin (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Authorizes municipal officers to take oaths of office in front of clerks in cities of the first class and recorders in cities of the second class cities and incorporated towns.
Bill History: 02-02-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-02-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-06-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 138 )


HB 1026   
House, Douglas (R) Extends the 120-day deadline for promulgating rules to govern medical marijuana to 180 days, and extends the deadline for accepting dispensary applications from June 1 to July 1, 2017, the beginning of the 2017-18 fiscal year.
Bill History: 01-19-17 S Emergency clause adopted
01-19-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
01-24-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 4 )


HB 1047   
Lowery, Mark (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
To amend the constitution to require voters to show photo identification at the polls.
Bill History: 03-20-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
03-20-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.2
03-24-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 633 )


HB 1049   
House, Douglas (R)
Standridge, Greg (R)
Authorizes the Medical Marijuana Commission, ABC and the Health Dept. to determine whether a previous offense is a felony, for purposes of considering an applicant for licensure.
Bill History: 03-01-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
03-14-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 27/N: 4)
03-21-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 544 )


HB 1054   
Flowers, Vivian (D)
Cheatham, Eddie (D)
Designates a portion of U.S. Highway 65 as the Delta Rythym & Blues Highway..
Bill History: 03-06-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-06-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-13-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 451 )


HB 1057   
House, Douglas (R)
Standridge, Greg (R)
Specifies procedures for criminal background checks conducted for the purposes of licensure for various positions related to medical marijuana.
Bill History: 03-01-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
03-14-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-21-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 545 )


HB 1059   
House, Douglas (R) Creates a criminal violation for military service members who violate a military order of protection.
Bill History: 03-13-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-13-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-16-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 515 )


HB 1084   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Treasurer of the State for state turnback to counties and municipalities.
Bill History: 01-30-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
01-30-17 S Emergency clause adopted
02-03-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 91 )


HB 1115   
Boyd, Justin (R)
Files, Jake (R)
Authorizes cities, towns, sewerage districts, water districts, sewer associations, water associations, utility gas systems, and counties to enact regulations allowing the entity to review plumbing plans.
Bill History: 02-09-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-09-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 0)
02-14-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 157 )


HB 1126   
Collins, Charlie (R) Exempts civil actions arising from the employer-employee relationship from the general hate offense provision of the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993; specifies damages that may be awarded from retaliation and interference claims by employees.
Bill History: 02-14-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-14-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 23/N: 2)
02-17-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 191 )


HB 1146   
Dotson, Jim (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Allows public entities to enter into agreements with private entities for document recording purposes as they relate to the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act.
Bill History: 02-02-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-02-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-06-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 140 )


HB 1148   
Tosh, Dwight (R) Sets a maximum distance of 3 miles for ATVs traveling on public highways in order to get from one off-road trail to another or to travel from an off-road trail to the ATV owner's private property.
Bill History: 02-20-17 S On floor for consideration
02-20-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 23/N: 4)
02-22-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 272 )


HB 1162   
Fite, Charlene (R)
English, Jane (R)
Increase Medicaid Program allocations; exempts military retirement benefits from income tax; applies income tax to unemployment benefits; applies sales tax to digital downloads; increases tax on candy and soft drinks; lowers tax on soft drink syrup.
Companions:
SB 120 English, Jane (Identical)
  2- 7-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151, H-Revenue and Taxation
Bill History: 02-02-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-02-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 29/N: 0)
02-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 141 )


HB 1165   
Johnson, Bob (D)
English, Jane (R)
Allows a city council of a city of the first class that includes a defunct voting district to request by ordinance a local option election to permit on-premises consumption of alcohol within the defunct district.
Bill History: 02-06-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-06-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 1)
02-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 144 )


HB 1172   
Tosh, Dwight (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Creates sentencing enhancements for all criminal convictions in which the victim was targeted on the basis of being a law enforcement officer, first responder, or family member thereof.
Bill History: 02-27-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-27-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
03-03-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 332 )


HB 1198   
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Hendren, Jim (R)
Expands the eligible offenses for which an out-of-state law enforcement officer may pursue a subject into Arkansas to include driving while intoxicated.
Bill History: 03-01-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-01-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 83/N: 0)
03-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 400 )


HB 1199   
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Hendren, Jim (R)
Provides for automatic annexation of parks owned by cities with a population between 15,000 and 18,000.
Bill History: 02-15-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-15-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
02-17-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 192 )


HB 1201   
Ballinger, Bob (R) Adds an additional department in Green Forest to the Third Judicial District of the state.
Bill History: 02-15-17 H Received from Senate as amended - Calendar
02-15-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
02-15-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 172 )


HB 1206   
Hillman, David (R)
Caldwell, Ronald (R)
Requires that state law preempt any local law concerning the management and use of seeds.
Bill History: 02-08-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-08-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-10-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 156 )


HB 1207   
Dalby, Carol (R)
Hickey, Jimmy (R)
Requires campaign signs, literature, and printed campaign materials that are created by the candidate or the campaign to clearly contain the words “Paid for by” followed by the entity that funded the campaign materials.
Bill History: 03-27-17 S On floor for consideration
03-27-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-31-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 787 )


HB 1219   
Williams, Jeff (R) Requires the town council of an incorporated town to elect a recorder-treasurer to serve the unexpired term. when a vacancy occurs.
Bill History: 02-07-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-13-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-15-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 171 )


HB 1220   
Williams, Jeff (R) Authorizes cities and towns to accept competitive bids in an electronic format.
Bill History: 02-07-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-13-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-15-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 170 )


HB 1221   
Sabin, Warwick (D) Deletes the condition that sales by charitable organizations be made to purchasers with the dominant motive of contributing to the organization in order for the sales to be tax exempt.
Bill History: 03-21-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-21-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 0)
03-27-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 665 )


HB 1224   
Wardlaw, Jeff (R)
Sample, Bill (R)
Prohibits a candidate from running for election to more than one district or township office if the elections are to be held on the same date.
Bill History: 02-08-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-08-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-14-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 158 )


HB 1229   
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.
Bill History: 03-13-17 S Received in the Senate - Referred to calendar
03-14-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-20-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 522 )


HB 1231   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the State Treasurer for Animal Rescue Shelters.
Bill History: 02-02-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-02-17 S Emergency clause adopted
02-06-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 137 )


HB 1232   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the State Treasurer for local sales and use tax refunds.
Bill History: 02-02-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-02-17 S Emergency clause adopted
02-06-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 135 )


HB 1236   
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Johnson, Blake (R)
Exempts records that depict the death of law enforcement officers from disclosure under FOIA.
Companions:
SB 152 Johnson, Blake (Identical)
  3- 8-17 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171, S-Judiciary
Bill History: 03-13-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 0)
03-13-17 S Emergency clause adopted
03-20-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 531 )


HB 1247   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the DFA Disbursing Officer for miscellaneous grants and expenses and various agency transfers.
Bill History: 03-30-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-30-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-06-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1000 )


HB 1249   
Collins, Charlie (R)
Garner, Trent (R)
Authorizes persons with an enhanced concealed carry permit to carry a handgun in previously prohibited places, including universities, bars, courtrooms and public buildings.
Bill History: 03-15-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.5
03-15-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.7
03-22-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 562 )


HB 1251   
Walker, John (D) Provides for the state to opt-out from the federal law that denies public assistance based on a drug-related felony conviction.
Bill History: 03-15-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-16-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-22-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 566 )


HB 1258   
Gillam, Jeremy (R)
Rice, Terry (R)
Reduces the service requirement for nonstate and state employee trustees serving on the Board of Trustees of APERS from 10 to 5 years and prohibits them from being a retired member; allows the Governor to fill vacancies in the Board.
Bill History: 02-23-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-23-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.2
03-01-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 311 )


HB 1267   
Fite, Lanny (R) Makes various revisions to the procedures governing the waste tire program and the recordkeeping and incentives governing the recycle of used tires.
Bill History: 02-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-27-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 23/N: 1)
03-02-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 317 )


HB 1270   
Johnson, Bob (D)
Clark, Alan (R)
Provides that a voter may mark the ballot at a voting booth, a voting machine, or a private voting place.
Companions:
SB 38 Clark, Alan (Identical)
  3-22-17 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151, H-State Agencies
Bill History: 03-29-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-05-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 908 )


HB 1285   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the State Highway and Transportation Department for operations.
Bill History: 03-13-17 S Received in the Senate - Referred to calendar
03-14-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-20-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 523 )


HB 1289   
Ballinger, Bob (R) Repeals the DHS Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support; adds a Director's Office of the DHS, to consist of shared business services operating across the divisions and offices of the department.
Bill History: 03-29-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 1)
04-05-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 913 )


HB 1317   
Shepherd, Matthew (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Local Government (Title 14; Technical Corrections)
Bill History: 02-20-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-20-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-21-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 260 )


HB 1319   
Shepherd, Matthew (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Public Utilities (Title 23; Technical Corrections)
Bill History: 02-27-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-27-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
03-03-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 334 )


HB 1322   
Shepherd, Matthew (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Public Finance (Title 19; Technical Corrections)
Bill History: 02-20-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-20-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-21-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 263 )


HB 1336   
Tosh, Dwight (R) Subjects the retirement benefits of a member to forfeiture if they are convicted of a felony offense that relates to or arises out of the member's service as an elected official or employee of a governmental body.
Bill History: 03-23-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-23-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 25/N: 1)
03-30-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 756 )


HB 1344   
House, Douglas (R) Prohibits investment decisions for the Arkansas Public Employee's Retirement System that are based on a consideration that the location of the investment, fund or company is in the State of Israel.
Bill History: 03-23-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-23-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 30/N: 0)
03-30-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 770 )


HB 1353   
Nicks, Milton (D) Grants incorporated towns the authority to remove unsightly or dangerous buildings in the same manner as cities of the first and second class.
Bill History: 02-22-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-22-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-01-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 303 )


HB 1354   
Nicks, Milton (D) Specifies that when district court clerks are employed by 2 or more cities or counties at the same time, the employing cities or counties must make a written agreement specifying expense apportionment and handbook policies governing the clerk.
Bill History: 02-22-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
02-23-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-02-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 323 )


HB 1356   
Shepherd, Matthew (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Makes technical corrections to Title 7 concerning elections.
Bill History: 02-20-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-20-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-21-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 256 )


HB 1367   
Watson, Danny (R)
Teague, Larry (D)
Exempts retired law enforcement officers from concealed carry permit requirements; exempts auxiliary officers from firearms qualifications beyond what is required of a full-time officer as long as the auxiliary officer is appointed as such.
Bill History: 03-28-17 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
03-29-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
04-05-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 957 )


HB 1368   
Baltz, Scott (D) Requires public safety members who purchase service credit from APERS to pay the same rate as a member who is not a public safety member.
Bill History: 03-02-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-02-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 0)
03-08-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 437 )


HB 1369   
House, Douglas (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Deletes earmark language from the Medical Marijuana Amendment and Directs all Amendment 98 sales tax revenue to the Medical Marijuana Implementation and Operations Fund to be considered for legislative redirection to workforce education.
Bill History: 03-20-17 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Rules
03-21-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
03-27-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 670 )


HB 1370   
House, Douglas (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Prohibits medical marijuana advertising, artwork and displays from using designs that attract children.
Bill History: 03-20-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-20-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 29/N: 1)
03-24-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 640 )


HB 1384   
Holcomb, Mike (R) Authorizes a business the leases heavy equipment to charge a recovery fee of 1.25 percent to be designated for payment of business property taxes.
Bill History: 03-01-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-01-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 18/N: 6)
03-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 394 )


HB 1385   
Lemons, Tim (R) Allows auxiliary law enforcement officers to purchase blue lights or blue lens caps for vehicles.
Bill History: 03-02-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 0)
03-06-17 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-Judiciary
03-08-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 439 )


HB 1386   
Lemons, Tim (R) Repeals the requirement that all proposed rules of agencies be filed with the Arkansas State Library, limiting the filing requirement to finalized rules.
Bill History: 03-31-17 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
04-03-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1079 )


HB 1400   
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Amends the Medical Marijuana amendment to state that the amendment does not permit a person to smoke marijuana in any location in Arkansas.
Companions:
SB 357 Rapert, Jason (Identical)
  3-13-17 S Motion to expunge vote failed (Vote: Y: 11/N: 0)
Bill History: 03-23-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-23-17 S Passed (Vote: Y:310/N: 1)
03-29-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 740 )


HB 1401   
Gillam, Jeremy (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Creates an exemption from ethics laws for food, beverages and items provided to a public official by the host of a civic/social organization's meeting. Exempts an event of a recognized political party that invites all party members of either chamber.
Bill History: 02-22-17 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Rules
02-23-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
03-01-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 312 )


HB 1417   
Sturch, James (R) Allows a police department to impound the motor vehicle of a person arrested for sexual solicitation; requires a $500 fee to release the vehicle from impoundment, to be deposited in the Human Trafficking Victim Support Fund.
Bill History: 03-23-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-23-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 30/N: 0)
03-30-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 765 )


HB 1422   
Shepherd, Matthew (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Makes technical corrections to Title 16 concerning courts.
Bill History: 02-20-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-20-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-21-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 253 )


HB 1423   
Shepherd, Matthew (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Makes technical corrections to Title 12 concerning law enforcement, emergency management, and military affairs.
Bill History: 02-20-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-20-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-21-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 250 )


HB 1427   
Della Rosa, Jana (R) Requires electronic filing of campaign finance and candidate reports with the Secretary of State.
Bill History: 02-27-17 S On floor for consideration
02-27-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 30/N: 0)
03-02-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 318 )


HB 1430   
Tosh, Dwight (R) Makes various changes and technical revisions to provisions concerning law enforcement standards and training.
Bill History: 03-08-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-08-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-15-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 497 )


HB 1431   
Tosh, Dwight (R) Requires any new law enforcement agency, or law enforcement agency up for reactivation, to be specifically approved by the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training.
Bill History: 02-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-27-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 0)
03-06-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 378 )


HB 1440   
Gray, Michelle (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Delays the date of various runoff elections from three weeks after the original election to four weeks after.
Bill History: 03-31-17 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
04-03-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.2
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1104 )


HB 1451   
Drown, Trevor (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Prohibits a member of the Arkansas National Guard or the United States Military from being considered a designated caregiver or qualifying patient for medical marijuana purposes.
Bill History: 03-08-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-08-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
03-15-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 479 )


HB 1460   
Wing, Carlton (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Prohibits a cause of action from being established against an employer who acted with a good faith belief that a qualifying patient employee was under the influence of marijuana while on the workplace premises.
Bill History: 03-13-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-16-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 27/N: 3)
03-23-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 593 )


HB 1467   
Blake, Charles (D) Allows the address of an individual that is on file with a county assessor to be used as the address to which a notice of code violation may be sent.
Bill History: 03-08-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-08-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-15-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 495 )


HB 1477   
Williams, Jeff (R) Requires chief executives of 911 operators to designate a 911 addressing authority to create and maintain a street centerline and address point data in a geographic information system format.
Bill History: 03-21-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-21-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-27-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 663 )


HB 1483   
Shepherd, Matthew (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Transportation (Title 27; Technical Corrections)
Bill History: 03-06-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-06-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
03-13-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 448 )


HB 1484   
Shepherd, Matthew (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Economic Development (Title 15; Technical Corrections)
Bill History: 02-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-27-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-06-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 374 )


HB 1513   
Holcomb, Mike (R) Revises the definition of “eligible structure” under the Asbestos Abatement Grant Program, Increases the maximum population for grant eligibility to 50,000, and limits the cost of activities undertaken for the property using grant money.
Bill History: 03-06-17 S Passed over on calendar
03-06-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 26/N: 0)
03-13-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 456 )


HB 1519   
House, Douglas (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Changes the Medical Marijuana Amendment to place the Medical Marijuana Commission within the Department of Finance and Administration.
Bill History: 03-20-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-20-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
03-24-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 638 )


HB 1532   
Boyd, Justin (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Requires a nominating convention and a certificate of nomination from a newly formed political party to be held and filed no later than noon on the date of the first preferential primary election after the party's formation.
Bill History: 02-22-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 23/N: 2)
02-28-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 297 )
03-01-17 G Passed over on calendar


HB 1540   
Shepherd, Matthew (R)
Hutchinson, Jeremy (R)
Requires information from registered sex offenders to be reported in person; requires registered sex offenders to provide information on their social media accounts.
Bill History: 03-28-17 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
03-29-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
04-05-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 916 )


HB 1541   
Shepherd, Matthew (R)
Hutchinson, Jeremy (R)
Requires a person to be removed from a sex offender registry upon receipt of adequate proof that the offender has died.
Bill History: 02-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-27-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-06-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 382 )


HB 1550   
Davis, Andy (R) Makes various revisions to funding and permit codes governing nonmunicipal domestic sewage treatment works.
Bill History: 03-31-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-31-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
04-06-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 987 )


HB 1553   
Baltz, Scott (D)
Johnson, Blake (R)
Places a moratorium on the construction of new public safety answering points until July 1, 2020.
Bill History: 03-15-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-15-17 S Emergency clause adopted
03-22-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 574 )


HB 1573   
Douglas, Dan (R)
Lindsey, Uvalde (D)
Authorizes a municipal airport commission to impose tolls and fees upon transportation network companies and their drivers and vehicles.
Companions:
HB 1238 Douglas, Dan (Same As)
  1-26-17 H Withdrawn from further consideration
Bill History: 03-29-17 H On floor for consideration
03-29-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
04-05-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 954 )


HB 1580   
House, Douglas (R) Levies a 4% special privilege tax on the gross proceeds or receipts of medical marijuana cultivation facilities, dispensaries, or other marijuana businesses.
Bill History: 04-03-17 H Placed on the House calendar
04-03-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1098 )


HB 1593   
Collins, Charlie (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Extends the provision allowing local exchange carriers to relinquish their designation as eligible telecommunications carriers in certain multi-carrier areas to all areas where the Public Service Commission has designated multiple eligible carriers.
Bill History: 03-01-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-01-17 S Emergency clause adopted
03-08-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 419 )


HB 1595   
Holcomb, Mike (R)
Caldwell, Ronald (R)
Raises various project cost thresholds for provisions overseeing statutory construction contracts from $20,000 to $35,000, including the provisions regarding required notice publishing, cashier's check bid accompaniment, and others.
Bill History: 03-22-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-22-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-28-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 725 )


HB 1623   
Johnson, Bob (D)
English, Jane (R)
Allows local governmental entities to adopt the same FOIA online database requirements that govern state agencies.
Bill History: 03-31-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 20/N: 3)
03-31-17 S Emergency clause adopted (Vote: Y: 31/N: 0)
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1107 )


HB 1637   
Richey, Chris (D) Authorizes the remaining members of a metropolitan port authority board to fill the vacancy for a new term when the remaining term goes unfilled by the local governing body.
Bill History: 03-08-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-08-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-15-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 494 )


HB 1645   
Bragg, Ken (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Authorizes municipal sewage system contracts to be design-build contracts or general contractor construction management projects.
Bill History: 03-20-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-20-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-24-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 627 )


HB 1655   
Davis, Andy (R) Adds an exception to the rule that prohibits annexation of land near the boundaries of Pinnacle State Park, allowing the land to be annexed if it contains a public or private school.
Bill History: 03-13-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-13-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-20-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 536 )


HB 1657   
Gazaway, Jimmy (R) State Departments (Title 27; Technical Corrections and Obsolete Language Repeal)
Bill History: 03-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-27-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-31-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 786 )


HB 1659   
Tucker, Clarke (D) Establishes a priority of allocation for installment payments by criminal defendants, with payments initially going to meet court costs, followed by restitution and fines, followed by any remaining amounts.
Bill History: 03-28-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-28-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-04-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 885 )


HB 1660   
Sorvillo, Jim (R) Requires municipalities to submit financial reports on a monthly rather than quarterly basis.
Bill History: 03-23-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-23-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-30-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 701 )


HB 1667   
Beck, Rick (R) Requires the good faith offer that an entity must make to a property owner before initiating a condemnation proceeding be a written offer; entitles property owners to costs incurred that exceed the entity's written good faith offer.
Bill History: 03-22-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-22-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-28-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 731 )


HB 1669   
Bragg, Ken (R) Repeals the special landfill disposal fees that were imposed to support computer and electronic equipment recycling program, and the process for distributing those funds.
Bill History: 03-20-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-20-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-24-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 624 )


HB 1703   
Johnson, Bob (D)
English, Jane (R)
Requires municipalities making ordinances in compliance with the restrictions on property use within 5 miles of an Air Force base to be specifically consistent with the recommendations in the Air Installation Compatible Zone Use Study for LRAFB.
Bill History: 03-15-17 S Passed over on calendar
03-16-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-23-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 602 )


HB 1714   
Petty, Rebecca (R) Authorizes the operation of mobile salons and creates a licensure process.
Bill History: 03-31-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-31-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1081 )


HB 1716   
Richmond, Marcus (R) Authorizing the Department of Environmental Quality to waive fees and authorize short-term activities of governing entities during emergencies that may affect compliance with Arkansas water quality standards.
Bill History: 03-15-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-16-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 1)
03-23-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 585 )


HB 1719   
Fite, Lanny (R)
Hickey, Jimmy (R)
Allows property owners to petition local governments for financial audit of an improvement district, to fill vacancies, or to set meeting locations. Authorizes county judge or mayor to appoint an administrator if all seats are perpetually vaca
Bill History: 03-20-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-20-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
03-24-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 623 )


HB 1724   
Magie, Steve (D)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Requires the insurance CPT codes used for reimbursement of digital mammography services to be the codes listed in the most recent annual edition of the Current Procedural Terminology published by the American Medical Association.
Bill History: 03-08-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-08-17 S Emergency clause adopted
03-15-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 500 )


HB 1728   
Ladyman, Jack (R)
Garner, Trent (R)
Repeals the Community Services Advisory Council.
Bill History: 03-23-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-23-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 30/N: 0)
03-30-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 764 )


HB 1732   
Shepherd, Matthew (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Amends the Local Government Bond Act of 1985, approved by Amendment 62, to reflect language in Amendment 97 that authorizes local governments to fund economic development projects, land and infrastructure for industries.
Bill History: 03-13-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-13-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 0)
03-20-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 533 )


HB 1733   
Lynch, Roger (R) Updates obsolete language related to city councils and aldermen.
Bill History: 03-29-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-04-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 879 )


HB 1734   
Lynch, Roger (R) Updates obsolete language concerning forms of local government.
Bill History: 03-29-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-04-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 878 )


HB 1736   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Hickey, Jimmy (R)
Restricts the required reporting of the loss of public funds to Legislative Audit to losses that amount to $1,000 or more in a calendar year.
Bill History: 03-08-17 S On floor for consideration
03-08-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 27/N: 1)
03-15-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 498 )


HB 1737   
Collins, Charlie (R) Prohibits damages in employment discrimination cases under the Civil Rights Act from duplicating or increasing damages over the statutory limit allowed by any state or federal law.
Bill History: 03-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-27-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 30/N: 4)
03-31-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 783 )


HB 1739   
Douglas, Charlotte (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Amends the dates of the general primary election, the preferential primary election, and any special elections.
Bill History: 03-31-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-31-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1088 )


HB 1743   
Capp, Sarah (R) Authorizes the quorum court allocate revenue when it contains a circuit court composed of more than one judicial district, repealing ancient provisions that require the revenue to accrue to the benefit of the district in which it may arise.
Companions:
SB 535 Cooper, John (Same As)
  3-28-17 H Meeting set for Upon Recess - Room 149, H-Judiciary
Bill History: 03-23-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 22/N: 1)
03-23-17 S Emergency clause adopted (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-30-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 751 )


HB 1744   
Capp, Sarah (R) Requires wineries making direct shipments to consumers to source the collection of sales taxes to the purchaser's delivery address.
Bill History: 03-21-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-21-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-27-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 673 )


HB 1758   
Leding, Greg (D)
Clark, Alan (R)
Requires a fire department to have at least 1 washer-extractor capable of 100 g-force installed by January 1, 2022 in order to be eligible to receive funding; allows departments to enter interlocal agreements to satisfy the requirement.
Bill History: 03-29-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 24/N: 2)
04-05-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 962 )


HB 1765   
Holcomb, Mike (R) Includes deputy county clerks and additional deputies in the posted list of election officials, and prohibits their service if someone objects on the basis of his or her marriage or relation to a candidate. Requires public notice of the list location.
Bill History: 03-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-27-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-31-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 798 )


HB 1774   
Shepherd, Matthew (R)
Sanders, David (R)
Grants urban renewal agencies the same authority to engage in redevelopment projects as housing authorities; allows municipalities to revive an urban renewal agency that has ceased operation.
Bill History: 03-21-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-22-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-28-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 732 )


HB 1792   
Williams, Jeff (R) Requires all ballot stubs to be delivered to the county board of election commissioners; requires the board to store ballot stubs alongside the ballots and certificates that are currently stored for two years.
Bill History: 03-20-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-20-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-24-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 621 )


HB 1813   
Hillman, David (R) Requires employers to promptly provide reasonably necessary medical treatment to employees who are exposed to rabies.
Bill History: 03-21-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-21-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-27-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 658 )


HB 1821   
Ballinger, Bob (R) Grants the right to intervene to a person or entity whose revenue could be affected by a suit seeking declaratory relief with respect to a tax. Requires a copy of the lawsuit to be provided to the person or entity.
Bill History: 03-31-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-31-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
04-06-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1030 )


HB 1823   
Collins, Charlie (R) Authorizes any state agency, court, or local government entity that is required to accept or publish any information or record to do so electronically; allows records to be electronically examined under FOIA.
Bill History: 03-29-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 28/N: 1)
04-05-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 960 )


HB 1829   
Lundstrum, Robin (R) Authorizes municipalities receiving water service from a rural water service to conduct inspections of the water system, issue and regulate permits and regulate water service within the municipality.
Bill History: 03-29-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-05-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 895 )


HB 1841   
Johnson, Bob (D) Changes the verification requirements on petitions for annexation by 100% petition; requires verification of the petitioner's identities and property owner status to be made by certified abstractor or surveyor rather than the county clerk or assessor.
Bill History: 03-15-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-15-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-22-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 567 )


HB 1844   
Beck, Rick (R) Establishes that the 5% of collected natural gas taxes, penalties, and costs that are allocated to the Road and Bridge Repair, Maintenance, and Grants Fund is to be calculated after the transfer of the first $675,000 into general revenues.
Bill History: 03-30-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-30-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 0)
04-06-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1019 )


HB 1852   
Shepherd, Matthew (R) Amends the salary amounts for employees of various district courts.
Bill History: 03-21-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-21-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-27-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 657 )


HB 1867   
Lynch, Roger (R)
Files, Jake (R)
Allows the use of towing vehicles with out of state licenses in Arkansas under certain conditions, including if the vehicle is requested by the owner of the vehicle to be towed, the vehicle is not being towed as a result of a collision in Arkansas, oth
Bill History: 03-31-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-31-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment
04-06-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 998 )


HB 1868   
Lemons, Tim (R) Requires any municipality that approves per diem employee meal and meal tip reimbursements to use a plan that exists under IRS regulations in existence January 1, 2017. Limits any tip reimbursement to fifteen percent of the purchase amount.
Bill History: 03-29-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 18/N: 3)
04-05-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 919 )


HB 1892   
Douglas, Charlotte (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Repeals the provision grouping together all unopposed candidates for office on a ballot, requiring that unopposed candidates be certified to the election commissioner in the same manner as opposed candidates.
Bill History: 03-22-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-22-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-28-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 730 )


HB 1949   
Boyd, Justin (R)
Files, Jake (R)
Requires municipalities surrendering a charter to digitally map the relevant territory; prescribes notice requirements of municipalities making a boundary change.
Bill History: 03-21-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-21-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-27-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 655 )


HB 1950   
Boyd, Justin (R)
Files, Jake (R)
Requires annexation, consolidation or detachment actions by a municipality to contain an effective date, in the absence of which the date of the file marks or attestations of the municipal or county clerk or recorder governs.
Bill History: 03-21-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-21-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-27-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 653 )


HB 1999   
Penzo, Clint (R) Revises the definition of nonconsent towing and defines who may file a complaint with the Towing and Recovery Board. Revises membership of the Towing and Recovery Board be from the state at large rather than by congressional district.
Bill History: 03-28-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
03-29-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-05-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 953 )


HB 2011   
Gray, Michael John (D) Establishes security requirements for medical marijuana cultivation facilities, including construction standards, drawings and elevation plan records, limited-access areas, written visitor policies, alarm systems, and others.
Bill History: 03-31-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-31-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 0)
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1100 )


HB 2035   
Douglas, Dan (R) Authorizes election officials responsible for absentee ballots to make two separate meetings, one prior to the election for the purpose of processing ballots and opening their outer envelopes, and one on election day for the counting of ballots.
Bill History: 03-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-27-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-31-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 790 )


HB 2055   
Hammer, Kim (R) Entitles a public employee alleging they were terminated as a result of whistleblowing to an expedited hearing on whether their position should be reinstated; requires whistleblowing termination appeal hearings within 15 days.
Bill History: 03-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-27-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 0)
03-31-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 791 )


HB 2057   
Vaught, DeAnn (R) Authorizes the Highway Commission to increase the speed limit on controlled-access highways to 75 MPH for motor vehicles.
Bill History: 03-30-17 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Transportation
03-31-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1097 )


HB 2070   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Standridge, Greg (R)
Requires a fire department seeking to become a fire district to petition the quorum court of the county or counties it serves; requires a quorum court to grant such a petition.
Bill History: 03-22-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-22-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-27-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 703 )


HB 2087   
Sabin, Warwick (D) Expands the capabilities of cooperative corporations, including areas of business they may operate in, contracts they may enter into, products they may deal in, and others; allows a cooperative corporation to exist in perpetuity.
Bill History: 03-22-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-22-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-29-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 748 )


HB 2111   
Dotson, Jim (R) Exempts the records of an investigation that is conducted when the alleged offender is an adult and relates to an offense that occurred when the alleged offender was a juvenile from disclosure under FOIA.
Bill History: 03-28-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-28-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-04-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 891 )


HB 2126   
McGill, George (D)
Bond, Will (D)
Exempts the lease or rental of a keg used to sell beer wholesale by a wholesale manufacturer from sales tax.
Bill History: 03-21-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-21-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-27-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 672 )


HB 2132   
Rushing, Laurie (R) Creates the Freedom of Information Task Force for the purpose of reviewing, evaluating, and approving proposed amendments to FOIA.
Bill History: 03-29-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-05-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 923 )


HB 2138   
Flowers, Vivian (D) Establishes the Voting and Elections Transparency Act of 2017; requires voter notification if their registration lapses or is purged; allows voters to challenge their registration's inactivity; amends various other election transparency and ethics laws.
Bill History: 03-30-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-30-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 3)
04-06-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1014 )


HB 2164   
Tosh, Dwight (R) Creates the Pawnbroker Licensure Commission to adopt rules to be administered by the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training.
Bill History: 03-30-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-30-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 25/N: 6)
04-07-17 G Law without signature (Act: 985 )


HB 2175   
Douglas, Dan (R) Allows the Livestock and Poultry Commission to impose administrative penalties up to $5,000 for rule violations and to issue subpoenas; makes technical corrections to Title 2 concerning agriculture.
Bill History: 03-30-17 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-31-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
04-06-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1011 )


HB 2182   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Repeals the requirement that the Highway Commission, when ceasing to use land that it obtained from a city or town, notify the city or town and offer to reconvey the land's title to that entity; amends various other reporting requirements.
Bill History: 03-30-17 H Reported from committee - Do pass S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
03-31-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
04-06-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1036 )


HB 2185   
Hodges, Grant (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Creates the Electric Bicycle Act to regulate bicycles equipped with motors of less than 750W which cease to provide assistance to the bicycle's operator over 28 MPH; establishes labeling, use, classification, and other provisions.
Bill History: 03-28-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
03-29-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-05-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 956 )


HB 2188   
Tosh, Dwight (R) Creates exceptions to siren and flashing lights provisions for authorized emergency vehicles that are operating as police vehicles to catch speeding violators, respond to a crime, or conduct surveillance of passengers suspected of involvement in a crime.
Bill History: 03-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-27-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 1)
03-31-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 793 )


HB 2190   
Penzo, Clint (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Requires licensed dispensaries to make marijuana vaporizers available for sale to patients; requires dispensaries to appoint pharmacist consultants who are accessible to dispensary agents and patients by phone.
Bill History: 03-30-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-30-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-06-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1024 )


HB 2220   
Davis, Andy (R) Requires that a nonmunicipal domestic sewage treatment works' compliance with all local zoning ordinances, planning authority regulations, and permitting requirements be verified before a Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit is modified.
Bill History: 03-30-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-30-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-06-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1037 )


HB 2233   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Legalizes the sale of fireworks all year if sold at a permanent physical location by a licensed all-year retailer.
Bill History: 04-03-17 H Placed on the House calendar
04-03-17 H House concurred in Senate amendment No.1
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1093 )


HB 2238   
Love, Fred (D)
Hutchinson, Jeremy (R)
Revises the process for petitioning a city or town council to fill vacancies on an improvement district, including reducing the number of property owners required on the petition from 15 to 10 percent.
Bill History: 03-29-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-05-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 924 )


HB 2269   
Wardlaw, Jeff (R) Repeals the requirement that a portion of city land be not required for corporate purposes “for the time being” in order for the city to be able to vacate or lease out that portion.
Bill History: 03-29-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-05-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 926 )


HB 2278   
Jett, Joe (R) Applies the sales tax exemption for certain aircraft to in-state aircraft sales.
Bill History: 03-15-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Revenue and Taxation
03-16-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-23-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 595 )


SB 20   
Hendren, Jim (R) Creates an enhanced Class Y felony for aggravated assault, or discharging a firearm with intent to harm, when against a law enforcement officer or an employee of a correctional facility.
Bill History: 02-23-17 H On floor for consideration
02-23-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)
03-03-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 367 )


SB 32   
Hickey, Jimmy (R)
Dalby, Carol (R)
Requires registered sex offenders attending a ticketed event on a school campus to be the parent or legal guardian of a child attending the school and to be accompanied by a security guard of the same gender as the offender.
Bill History: 02-17-17 H On floor for consideration
02-17-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 87/N: 1)
02-22-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 267 )


SB 37   
Clark, Alan (R) Prohibits a private employer from restricting a licensed employee's ability to possess a legally owned handgun in the employer's parking lot in a motor vehicle.
Bill History: 03-31-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-31-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 66/N: 17)
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1071 )


SB 42   
Hutchinson, Jeremy (R) Requires the separation of the processes to examine a criminal defendant's fitness to proceed and to examine a defendant's lack of criminal responsibility.
Bill History: 03-06-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-06-17 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
03-13-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 472 )


SB 106   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Economic Development Commission for operations.
Bill History: 03-30-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 0)
03-30-17 H Emergency clause adopted
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1048 )


SB 136   
Hutchinson, Jeremy (R)
Tucker, Clarke (D)
Makes various changes to corrections, law enforcement and parole procedures. Creates a protocol for coordinating efforts to intervene when an individual is identified as demonstrating dangerous behavioral health issues, other.
Bill History: 03-07-17 H On floor for consideration
03-07-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 86/N: 1)
03-08-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 423 )


SB 138   
Hickey, Jimmy (R)
Hillman, David (R)
Creates a process for the revocation of charter of a municipal corporation when the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee makes at least two findings of noncompliance with municipal accounting procedures in a future three-year period.
Bill History: 03-21-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-21-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 62/N: 19)
03-28-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 712 )


SB 143   
Cooper, John (R) Requires that vacancies in the office of city mayor must be filled by special election or special runoff election if the term of the vacancy will be more than one year.
Bill History: 02-14-17 H On floor for consideration
02-14-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
02-15-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 163 )


SB 160   
Wallace, David (R) Repeals the Nonprofit Incentive Act of 2005.
Bill History: 02-17-17 H On floor for consideration
02-17-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 78/N: 1)
02-21-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 208 )


SB 164   
Sample, Bill (R) Authorizes the Board of Trustees of the Local Police and Fire Retirement System to promulgate regulations in addition to rules.
Bill History: 02-02-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-02-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
02-06-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 125 )


SB 165   
Sample, Bill (R) Specifies that when no active member of the fire department is available to serve in the fire chief's position on the Board of Trustees of the Firemen's Relief and Pension Fund, that position may be filled by a retired member of the fire department.
Bill History: 02-02-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-02-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
02-06-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 126 )


SB 169   
Williams, Eddie Joe (R) Excludes from the definition of “gift” for purposes of ethics laws the use of rooms that are owned, operated, or otherwise utilized by state agencies or political subdivisions for meetings.
Bill History: 02-17-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-17-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 87/N: 1)
02-21-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 207 )


SB 173   
Johnson, Blake (R)
Tosh, Dwight (R)
Allows the award of a ceremonial pistol to an employee of a state-funded law enforcement training academy killed in the line of duty; specifies that state-funded law enforcement training for certain officials may occur at any state-funded academy.
Bill History: 02-14-17 H On floor for consideration
02-14-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 0)
02-16-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 183 )


SB 183   
Hutchinson, Jeremy (R) Allows counties to adopt ordinances permitting on-premises consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Bill History: 03-29-17 H On floor for consideration
03-29-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 55/N: 16)
04-04-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 875 )


SB 202   
Sample, Bill (R)
Nicks, Milton (D)
Requires members to separate from service when their participation in the APERS Deferred Retirement Option Plan ceases.
Bill History: 03-14-17 H On floor for consideration
03-14-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 87/N: 1)
03-21-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 552 )


SB 204   
Sample, Bill (R) Redefines the time at which a member is eligible for participation in the APERS Deferred Retirement Option Plan to the first day of the month following the system's determination that the member is eligible for plan participation.
Bill History: 03-08-17 H On floor for consideration
03-08-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
03-15-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 502 )


SB 222   
Sample, Bill (R) Authorizes a member of a Local Police and Fire Deferred Retirement Option Plan to defer receiving payment at the plan's conclusion and continue with the funds deposited in the plan.
Bill History: 03-17-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-17-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 84/N: 0)
03-23-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 608 )


SB 227   
Rapert, Jason (R) Specifies that all disabled people have the right to be accompanied by a service dog as defined in Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Bill History: 03-20-17 H On floor for consideration
03-20-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)
03-24-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 652 )


SB 253   
Sample, Bill (R)
Jett, Joe (R)
Increases the maximum allowable claim under the Arkansas historic rehabilitation income tax credit from $125,000 to $400,000 for income-producing properties for projects that start after July 1, 2017.
Bill History: 03-02-17 S Senate concurred in House amendment no. 1
03-02-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 0)
03-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 393 )


SB 256   
Irvin, Missy (R)
Davis, Andy (R)
Transfers the Arkansas Energy Office to the Department of Environmental Quality.
Bill History: 02-17-17 H On floor for consideration
02-17-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 0)
02-22-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 271 )


SB 272   
Bledsoe, Cecile (R)
Sabin, Warwick (D)
Excludes individuals or corporations that purchase electricity from electric utilities and who furnish electricity exclusively to charge battery or plug-in hybrid vehicles from the definition of electric utilities.
Bill History: 02-21-17 H On floor for consideration
02-21-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
02-28-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 285 )


SB 273   
Standridge, Greg (R)
Drown, Trevor (R)
Provides that state inmates that are housed with a county may assist the local political subdivisions in supporting local nonprofits.
Bill History: 03-02-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 68/N: 6)
03-02-17 H Emergency clause adopted
03-09-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 444 )


SB 275   
Irvin, Missy (R) Authorizes highway revenues allocated to cities and counties to be used for the construction of city owned and operated parking lots and sidewalks.
Bill History: 03-20-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-20-17 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
03-23-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 607 )


SB 280   
Williams, Eddie Joe (R) Extends animal cruelty and abuse laws to all equines rather than solely to horses.
Bill History: 02-27-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-27-17 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
03-06-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 389 )


SB 283   
Johnson, Blake (R)
Speaks, Nelda (R)
Requires checks drawn in connection with the disbursement of funds by a county treasurer to bear the treasurer's manual signature or a mechanical facsimile thereof.
Bill History: 02-23-17 H On floor for consideration
02-23-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
03-03-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 369 )


SB 336   
Irvin, Missy (R)
Baltz, Scott (D)
Revises the authorization for mayors to dispose of real or personal property worth up to $20,000.
Bill History: 03-07-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-07-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 83/N: 0)
03-13-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 470 )


SB 348   
Hickey, Jimmy (R)
Womack, Richard (R)
Repeals the requirement that payments to entities arising from claims against sureties be made through Legislative Audit before reaching the receiving entity.
Bill History: 02-28-17 H Placed on the House calendar
02-28-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 0)
03-06-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 391 )


SB 349   
Eads, Lance (R)
Williams, Jeff (R)
Authorizes vehicles leading a funeral procession to equip flashing purple lights to alert other drivers of their status; establishes a right-of-way for funeral processions.
Bill History: 03-28-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-28-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 87/N: 0)
04-03-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 816 )


SB 362   
Eads, Lance (R)
Davis, Andy (R)
Repeals the Economic Investment Tax Credit Act; phases in a sales tax exemption on purchases for manufacturing equipment repair; prohibits new retention tax credits from being authorized after June 30, 2017; various other changes to tax incentives.
Bill History: 03-07-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 85/N: 2)
03-07-17 H Emergency clause adopted
03-13-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 465 )


SB 364   
Sanders, David (R) Requires ADEQ permit application notices to contain the web addresses of draft permitting decisions and directions on how to receive notification of a permitting decision for a pending application; allows online publishing of proposed actions.
Bill History: 03-31-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-31-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 78/N: 1)
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1057 )


SB 366   
Hickey, Jimmy (R)
Hillman, David (R)
Repeals the Arkansas Development Finance Corporation Act and the Arkansas Capital Development Company Act and removes references to corporations and companies creatable under those acts.
Bill History: 03-02-17 H On floor for consideration
03-02-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 0)
03-08-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 426 )


SB 369   
Rapert, Jason (R)
Collins, Charlie (R)
Authorizes non-profit corporations or instrumentalities of the government to practice law as a corporation if their client is a city, county, public school district, a self-funding group of the same, or a self-insurance risk pool of the same.
Bill History: 03-14-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-14-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 84/N: 0)
03-21-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 558 )


SB 370   
Hickey, Jimmy (R)
Dalby, Carol (R)
Allows municipalities to impose fines up to $4,000 for repeated violations of ordinances, increased from $1,000 previously.
Bill History: 03-14-17 H On floor for consideration
03-14-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 77/N: 6)
03-21-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 559 )


SB 374   
Bond, Will (D) Amends the laws governing the use of a wireless communications device while driving to specifically prohibit the use of social media applications; increases the maximum fines for violation.
Bill History: 03-22-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-22-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 73/N: 12)
03-27-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 706 )


SB 376   
Clark, Alan (R) Establishes the Water Provider Legislative Task Force; requires the task force to provide a vision report, an action report, and best practices for new water service.
Bill History: 03-31-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-31-17 S Senate concurred in House amendment
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1056 )


SB 393   
Joint Budget Reappropriates funds to the Ark. Economic Development Commission from the General Improvement Fund for community improvement projects.
Bill History: 03-22-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-22-17 S Senate concurred in House amendment
03-28-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 715 )


SB 426   
Sanders, David (R)
Davis, Andy (R)
Provides specific reporting requirements for local option ballot question committees, legislative question committees, and other ballot question committees, including intent, membership and financial statements.
Bill History: 03-22-17 H On floor for consideration
03-22-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 74/N: 2)
03-28-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 721 )


SB 430   
Rapert, Jason (R) Prohibits a municipal airport from being named after an elected individual who is living at the time the airport is named. Requires any airport that meets this criteria to be renamed.
Bill History: 03-30-17 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Transportation
03-31-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 53/N: 22)
04-07-17 G Law without signature (Act: 983 )


SB 431   
Hutchinson, Jeremy (R) Changes the makeup of the various district courts and their jurisdictions.
Bill History: 03-23-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-23-17 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
03-28-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 723 )


SB 435   
Bond, Will (D)
Tucker, Clarke (D)
Limits the availability of information under the FOIA regarding water system customers. Makes changes to the general powers of a public body with regard to operating one or more water systems.
Bill History: 03-21-17 H On floor for consideration
03-21-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 71/N: 2)
03-28-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 711 )


SB 513   
Hester, Bart (R)
Dotson, Jim (R)
Prohibits state agencies, boards, commissions, political divisions of the state, and all institutions of the state including retirement systems from contracting with or investing in a company that is identified as engaging in a boycott of Israel.
Bill History: 03-22-17 H On floor for consideration
03-22-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 69/N: 3)
03-28-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 710 )


SB 538   
Maloch, Bruce (D)
Holcomb, Mike (R)
Creates local government provisions that implement the economic development expenditure provisions of Amendment 97.
Bill History: 03-21-17 H On floor for consideration
03-21-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 82/N: 1)
03-27-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 686 )


SB 541   
Hickey, Jimmy (R) Authorizes an unincorporated area with at least 5,000 residents to incorporate without the consent of the nearby municipality that is exercising territorial jurisdiction over the area.
Bill History: 03-30-17 H On floor for consideration
03-30-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 77/N: 1)
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1055 )


SB 544   
Ingram, Keith (D) Requires councils of cities of less than 15,000 proposing to amend or repeal an ordinance approved by electors to fully read the proposed ordinance on three different days within a 28-day period.
Bill History: 03-30-17 H On floor for consideration
03-30-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 77/N: 5)
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1052 )


SB 550   
Garner, Trent (R)
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Creates a Class A misdemeanor for unlawful mass picketing, defined as engaging in demonstrations that hinder or prevent the pursuit of lawful work or employment, obstruct entrance to a place of employment, or interfere with use of roads.
Bill History: 03-31-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-31-17 S Senate concurred in House amendment
04-06-17 G Vetoed by the Governor


SB 563   
Garner, Trent (R) Prohibits inmates from filing legal action of Claims Commission claims if the inmate has previously filed three or more legal actions or claims deemed to be frivolous, malicious or otherwise denied.
Bill History: 03-30-17 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
04-03-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 71/N: 10)
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1110 )


SB 581   
Hendren, Jim (R)
Boyd, Justin (R)
Limits local government appropriations for economic development projects to five percent of the city or county's total unobligated general revenue. Repeals the five percent limitation on the issuance of Amendment 82 bonds.
Bill History: 03-22-17 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-22-17 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
03-27-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 685 )


SB 586   
Hester, Bart (R) Establishes an additional fee of $250 for a misdemeanor and $500 for a felony to assess upon anyone convicted of a crime involving the use of a computer and for which law enforcement had to expend specialized resources for such offenses.
Bill History: 03-30-17 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
04-03-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 85/N: 0)
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1109 )


SB 589   
Williams, Eddie Joe (R)
Davis, Andy (R)
Renames the State Highway and Transportation Department to the State Department of Transportation.
Bill History: 03-22-17 H On floor for consideration
03-22-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 83/N: 0)
03-27-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 707 )


SB 601   
Hester, Bart (R)
Dotson, Jim (R)
Repeals the Prevailing Wage Law that governed required payments to contractors.
Bill History: 03-30-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 70/N: 24)
03-30-17 H Emergency clause adopted
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1068 )


SB 605   
Files, Jake (R) Allocates interest funds generated by the State Highway and Transportation Departments to fund regional intermodal facilities, future transportation research grants, and transportation-related research grants.
Bill History: 03-22-17 H On floor for consideration
03-22-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 78/N: 4)
03-27-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 705 )


SB 606   
Sample, Bill (R) Requires schools of cosmetology rather than the Department of Health administer licensing examinations approved by the Department of Health. Requires persons employed by a school to instruct for licensing to be licensed as instructors in their specialty.
Bill History: 03-29-17 H On floor for consideration
03-29-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 81/N: 0)
04-05-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 973 )


SB 613   
Cooper, John (R) Allows 10% of the money collected by the Hazardous Substances Remedial Action Trust Fund to be used for conducting site assessments where federal funds for such a purpose have been exhausted.
Bill History: 03-30-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-30-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 78/N: 1)
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1073 )


SB 623   
Williams, Eddie Joe (R) Requires applications for private clubs that serve alcohol to be submitted to the city council or quorum court for approval before the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division may issue a permit for operation.
Bill History: 03-28-17 S Received from House as amended - Calendar
04-03-17 S Senate concurred in House amendment no. 1
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1112 )


SB 633   
Williams, Eddie Joe (R) Revises various provisions relating to the State Marketing Board for Recyclables and the Compliance Advisory Panel.
Bill History: 03-31-17 H On floor for consideration
03-31-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 81/N: 0)
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1067 )


SB 651   
Sanders, David (R)
Sabin, Warwick (D)
Creates the Partnership for Public Facilities and Infrastructure Act , allowing certain public entities to issue requests for porosals or bids from private entities for the development of certain projects.
Bill History: 03-28-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-28-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 84/N: 3)
04-03-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 813 )


SB 657   
Cooper, John (R) Makes technical changes to provisions for the discount earned by early reporting and payment of sales and use taxes.
Bill History: 03-31-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Revenue and Taxation
04-03-17 S Senate concurred in House amendment no. 1
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1126 )


SB 659   
Bond, Will (D)
Leding, Greg (D)
Amends provisions related to small brewery operations. Authorizes a small brewery to hold beers from out-of-state breweries for use at the a beer festival; authorizes two small brewery tap rooms and a separate brewing facility with limited capacity; more.
Bill History: 03-30-17 S Senate concurred in House amendment no. 1
03-30-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-05-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 950 )


SB 664   
Files, Jake (R) Requires all interest earned on AHTD funds to be used according to § 19-6-405 unless it is interest income generated from the Ark. Four-Lane Highway Construction and Improvement Bond Account.
Bill History: 03-22-17 H On floor for consideration
03-22-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 78/N: 2)
03-27-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 704 )


SB 665   
Irvin, Missy (R) Clarifies and adds provisions to the Prior Authorization Transparency Act in regards to emergency healthcare service, prescription pain medication, and terminal illness.
Bill History: 03-28-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 86/N: 0)
03-28-17 H Emergency clause adopted
04-03-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 815 )


SB 668   
Hester, Bart (R) Prohibits local political subdivisions from requiring more from employers than required in federal and state law.
Bill History: 03-20-17 H On floor for consideration
03-20-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 82/N: 1)
03-24-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 643 )


SB 685   
Wallace, David (R)
Rye, Johnny (R)
Deletes the requirement that a sewer utility post notice of pending termination of service on the front door of the service location prior to terminating the service; changes notice content and mailing provisions.
Bill History: 04-03-17 S Motion to suspend rules carried
04-03-17 S Senate concurred in House amendments 1 and 2
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1120 )


SB 688   
Wallace, David (R)
Hodges, Monte (D)
Prescribes revised qualification for and calculation of allowable tax credits for investment by qualifying companies in waste reduction, reuse and recycling.
Bill History: 03-31-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 79/N: 11)
03-31-17 H Emergency clause adopted
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1046 )


SB 694   
Clark, Alan (R) Amends the Municipal Ambulance Licensing Act to authorizes counties to own, operate or permit emergency medical services and ambulance operations.
Bill History: 03-30-17 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended no. 1 d Local Affairs ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-03-17 S Senate concurred in House amendment no. 1
04-07-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1122 )


SB 715   
Hutchinson, Jeremy (R) Adds incorporated property owners' associations as possible entities to take over the facilities of a dissolved of a property owners' improvement district.
Bill History: 03-28-17 H Placed on the House calendar
03-28-17 H Passed (Vote: Y: 80/N: 0)
04-03-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 819 )


SB 724   
Dismang, Jonathan (R) Prohibits the carrying of a concealed handgun at the Arkansas State Hospital, UAMS, or a collegiate athletic event if that entity has submitted a security plan to the Department of State Police; allows certain private entities to prohibit handgun
Bill History: 03-31-17 S Senate concurred in House amendment
03-31-17 S Passed (Vote: Y: 23/N: 7)
04-03-17 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 859 )


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