ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Constitutional Amendments
03-19-2019 - 21:45:04

     - Indicates action since the request date.
 


Track: Constitutional Amendments   Request Date: 0- 0-0000 thru 99-99-9999

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


HJR1002   
Douglas, Dan (R) Amends the constitution to repeal the fiscal legislative session provision and revert the state budget to a two-year appropriation cycle. Allows a vote of 2/3 majority to extend a regular session beyond 75 days (currently requires 3/4 majority)
Companions:
SJR 1 Hendren, Jim (Same As)
  2-21-19 S Meeting set for 7:00 a.m. - 2/21/19, S-State Agencies
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 11-15-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HJR1004   
Davis, Andy (R) To amend the constitution as it relates to highways and highway funding. (Shell resolution)
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-12-19 H Filed
02-12-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


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


HJR1006   
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Amends the constitution to change judicial elections from nonpartisan to partisan elections.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-12-19 H Filed
02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-04-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HJR1008   
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Amends the constitution to revise the process for ballot petitions and to require a 3/5 majority for amendment referrals. Increases the number of signatures, requires earlier court challenges, and repeals the process for revising petitions.
Companions:
SJR 10 Pitsch, Mathew (Same As)
  3-13-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
Position: Support
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-04-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-07-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-11-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-13-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-14-19 H Amendment 2 adopted


HJR1009   
Meeks, Stephen (R) To amend the constitution relating to the authority of the General Assembly to reduce or eliminate the taxation of personal property. (Shell resolution)
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee
03-04-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-05-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-05-19 H Re-referred to committee H-State Agencies
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


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


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


HJR1012   
Warren, Les (R) Amends the constitution prohibiting House and Senate members from serving more than 12 years in their respective chamber, leaving the current limit of 16 years of total service as a member of both the House and the Senate.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-12-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-13-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-13-19 H Amendment 1 adopted


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


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


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


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


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


HJR1018   
Wardlaw, Jeff (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Amends the constitution to continue the one-half percent sales tax that provides additional funding for four-lane highways, county roads and city streets.
Companions:
SJR 14 Eads, Lance (Same As)
  2-28-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou, S-State Agencies
Position: Support
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-20-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-21-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-21-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-27-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-27-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
03-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-04-19 H [H] 20190304/-1/16920 (14:29;05)
03-04-19 H Adopted (Vote: Y: 67/N: 30)
03-05-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
03-06-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou ...S-State Agencies
03-06-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-07-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-07-19 S On floor for consideration
03-07-19 S Resolution concurred (Vote: Y: 25/N: 7)
03-07-19 S Notice of reconsideration filed
03-07-19 S Held in the Senate
03-07-19 S Notice of reconsideration withdrawn
03-08-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-12-19 G Approved by the Governor


HJR1019   
Davis, Andy (R) To amend the constitution to phase in the property tax increase on a property after it has been redeveloped. (Shell resolution)
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HJR1020   
Dotson, Jim (R)
Clark, Alan (R)
Amends the constitution to limit legislative service to 12 consecutive years, at which point the member is not eligible for service until four years after the expiration of the last term of office.
Companions:
SJR 15 Clark, Alan (Same As)
  3-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-27-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-27-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-28-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-04-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


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


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


HJR1023   
Eubanks, Jon (R)
Ingram, Keith (D)
Proposes a Constitutional Amendment requiring an amendment receive at least 60% of the votes cast statewide for it to pass, changing qualifications for an initiative and procedures for challenges, and requiring laws on the sufficiency-of-t
Companions:
SJR 4 Ingram, Keith (Same As)
  3-18-19 S Amendment 4 adopted
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-27-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-26-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-27-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-27-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-06-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-04-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-05-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-18-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-19-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-19-19 H Amendment 3 adopted


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


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


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


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


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


HJR1029   
Sorvillo, Jim (R) Amends the constitution to require the legislature to meet in regular session every year, to meet in even-numbered years under the same 30-day time constraints as the current fiscal session, and to elect leadership during odd-numbered years.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-27-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-25-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-26-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


SJR 1   
Hendren, Jim (R) Amends the constitution to repeal the fiscal legislative session provision and revert the state budget to a two-year appropriation cycle. Allows a vote of 2/3 majority to extend a regular session beyond 75 days (currently requires 3/4 majority)
Companions:
HJR1002 Douglas, Dan (Same As)
  3-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151, H-State Agencies
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 11-20-18 S Filed
01-14-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-21-19 S Meeting set for 7:00 a.m. - 2/21/19 ...S-State Agencies


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


SJR 4   
Ingram, Keith (D) Proposes a Constitutional Amendment requiring an amendment receive at least 60% of the votes cast statewide for it to pass, changing qualifications for an initiative and procedures for challenges, and requiring laws on the sufficiency-of-title process.
Companions:
HJR1023 Eubanks, Jon (Same As)
  3-19-19 H Amendment 3 adopted
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-11-19 S Filed
02-11-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-21-19 S Meeting set for 7:00 a.m. - 2/21/19 ...S-State Agencies
02-25-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-26-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-26-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-28-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou ...S-State Agencies
03-04-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-05-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-05-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
03-12-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou ...S-State Agencies
03-12-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-13-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-13-19 S Amendment 3 adopted
03-14-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-19 S Amendment 4 adopted


SJR 5   
Ingram, Keith (D) Proposes a Constitutional Amendment fixing the date by which a constitutional amendment by initiative petition must be filed by January 15 of the year of the election and changing qualifications and procedures for challenging an initiative.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-11-19 S Filed
02-11-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-12-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou ...S-State Agencies
03-12-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration


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


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


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


SJR 9   
Johnson, Mark (R)
Eubanks, Jon (R)
A Constitutional Amendment to revise the process for submitting initiatives, referenda and Constitutional Amendments to the voters for approval.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-12-19 S Filed
02-13-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-21-19 S Meeting set for 7:00 a.m. - 2/21/19 ...S-State Agencies
03-04-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-05-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-05-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-12-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-13-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-13-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
03-14-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-19 S Amendment 3 adopted


SJR 10   
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Amends the constitution to revise the process for ballot petitions and to require a 3/5 majority for amendment referrals. Increases the number of signatures, requires earlier court challenges, and repeals the process for revising petitions.
Companions:
HJR1008 Vaught, DeAnn (Same As)
  3-14-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
Position: Support
Bill History: 02-13-19 S Filed
02-13-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-21-19 S Meeting set for 7:00 a.m. - 2/21/19 ...S-State Agencies
02-20-19 S Removed from hearing S-State Agencies
02-27-19 S Meeting set for 8:30 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-07-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-11-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-11-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-12-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-13-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-13-19 S Amendment 2 adopted


SJR 11   
Bond, Will (D) To amend the constitution relating to term limits for members of the General Assembly. (Shell resolution)
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-13-19 S Filed
02-13-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-21-19 S Meeting set for 7:00 a.m. - 2/21/19 ...S-State Agencies
02-20-19 S Removed from hearing S-State Agencies
02-28-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou ...S-State Agencies
02-28-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-04-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-12-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou ...S-State Agencies


SJR 12   
Davis, Breanne (R) To amend the constitution relating to the highway funding and the powers of the State Highway Commission. (Shell resolution)
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-13-19 S Filed
02-13-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-21-19 S Meeting set for 7:00 a.m. - 2/21/19 ...S-State Agencies
02-20-19 S Removed from hearing S-State Agencies
03-12-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou ...S-State Agencies


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


SJR 14   
Eads, Lance (R)
Wardlaw, Jeff (R)
Amends the constitution to continue the one-half percent sales tax that provides additional funding for four-lane highways, county roads and city streets.
Companions:
HJR1018 Wardlaw, Jeff (Same As)
  3-12-19 G Approved by the Governor
Position: Support
Bill History: 02-13-19 S Filed
02-13-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-18-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-19-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-19-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-21-19 S Meeting set for 7:00 a.m. - 2/21/19 ...S-State Agencies
02-20-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-21-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-21-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
02-28-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou ...S-State Agencies


SJR 15   
Clark, Alan (R)
Dotson, Jim (R)
Amends the constitution to limit legislative service to 16 total years, with a first-time member limited to 12 consecutive terms at which point the member is not eligible for service until four years after the expiration of the last term of office.
Companions:
HJR1020 Dotson, Jim (Same As)
  3- 4-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151, H-State Agencies
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-13-19 S Filed
02-13-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-21-19 S Meeting set for 7:00 a.m. - 2/21/19 ...S-State Agencies
02-20-19 S Removed from hearing S-State Agencies
02-26-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-28-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou ...S-State Agencies
03-14-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-18-19 S Amendment 1 withdrawn
03-18-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
03-19-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-State Agencies
03-19-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar


SJR 16   
Clark, Alan (R) To amend the Constitution, Amendment 73, concerning term limits for members of the General Assembly. (Shell resolution)
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-13-19 S Filed
02-13-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-21-19 S Meeting set for 7:00 a.m. - 2/21/19 ...S-State Agencies
02-20-19 S Removed from hearing S-State Agencies
03-12-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou ...S-State Agencies


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


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