ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Economic Development
10-13-2021 - 17:02:08

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Track: Economic Development   Request Date: 0- 0-0000 thru 99-99-9999

HB 1023   
Lowery, Mark (R)
Johnson, Mark (R)
Creates a sales tax exemption for sales of goods and services to a parent teacher organization that is affiliated with a public school. Exempts the organization's ticket sales to fundraising events from sales tax.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 12-14-20 H Filed
01-11-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
02-02-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-03-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-04-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-04-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-22-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-23-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-23-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-23-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
02-23-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-23-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 3 ation ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-24-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-24-21 H Amendment 3 adopted
02-25-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-21 H [H] 20210225/-1/21226 (13:35:46)
02-25-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
02-25-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
04-19-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
04-19-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Revenue and Taxation
04-20-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-20-21 S On floor for consideration
04-20-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-21-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-25-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 873 )


HB 1251   
Bentley, Mary (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Makes various changes to the annual reports that improvement districts file with county clerks for the preceding fiscal year.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-25-21 H Filed
01-25-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
02-03-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
02-03-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
02-04-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-04-21 H [H] 20210204/-1/21086 (13:57:23)
02-04-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 3)
02-10-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development
02-23-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
02-23-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended Economic Developmen ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-02-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-02-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-03-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-03-21 S On floor for consideration
03-03-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-03-21 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic De
03-10-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-10-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-11-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-21 H House concurred in Senate amendment 1
03-12-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-15-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 359 )


HB 1447   
Ray, David (R)
Johnson, Mark (R)
Requires voter approval of certain local tax levies, repealing the process for petitions that are required to request any referendum following the tax levies.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-08-21 H Filed
02-08-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1448   
Hudson, Ashley (D) Provides for successor suburban improvement district commissioners who are nominated to fill a vacancy to be elected at the same public hearing at which they are nominated.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-08-21 H Filed
02-08-21 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-22-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-23-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-23-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-08-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-08-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-09-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-09-21 H [H] 20210309/-1/21304 (14:12:27)
03-09-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 86/N: 3)
03-09-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-16-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-16-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-17-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-17-21 S On floor for consideration
03-17-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-18-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-23-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 417 )


HB 1629   
Ennett, Denise (D)
Chesterfield, Linda (D)
Exempts from proposal solicitation requirements any warehouse facility that a municipal port authority owns or plans to construct which is leased to a third-party tenant.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-03-21 H Filed
03-03-21 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-17-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-17-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-18-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-21 H [H] 20210318/-1/21374 (14:15:42)
03-18-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 88/N: 1)
03-18-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-23-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-23-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-29-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-21 S On floor for consideration
03-29-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-30-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-01-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 515 )


HB 1918   
Hawks, Spencer (R) Establishes broadband improvement districts by authorizing existing improvement districts to enter into partnership with a private entity to provide, promote and support broadband internet service and finance public capital facilities; more.
Companions:
HB 1788 Fite, Lanny (Same As)
  4-20-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 795)
HB 1924 Hawks, Spencer (Same As)
  4-27-21 H Withdrawn from further consideration
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-13-21 H Filed
04-13-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Communications and Information Technology
04-20-21 H Meeting set for 11:30 a.m. - MAC Room B hnology ...H-Communications and Information Technology
04-19-21 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Communications and Information Technol
04-19-21 H Withdrawn from further consideration
04-19-21 H Removed from committee agenda H-Communications and Information Technology


HB 1924   
Hawks, Spencer (R) Establishes broadband improvement districts by authorizing existing improvement districts to enter into partnership with an electric system to provide, promote and support broadband internet service and finance public capital facilities; more.
Companions:
HB 1788 Fite, Lanny (Same As)
  4-20-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 795)
HB 1918 Hawks, Spencer (Same As)
  4-19-21 H Removed from committee agenda H-Communications and Information Technology
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-13-21 H Filed
04-13-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Communications and Information Technology
04-15-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-20-21 H Meeting set for 11:30 a.m. - MAC Room B hnology ...H-Communications and Information Technology
04-19-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-20-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 and Information Tech ...H-Communications and Information Technology
04-20-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-21-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-21-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
04-22-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-22-21 H Passed over on calendar
04-26-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-26-21 H Passed over on calendar
04-27-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-27-21 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Communications and Information Technol
04-27-21 H Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 153   
Gilmore, Ben (R)
Ray, David (R)
Creates the Workforce Expansion Act providing for various fee waivers for qualifying individuals, including filing fees, permit fees, licensing fees and others relating to occupational regulation.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-19-21 S Filed
01-19-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-09-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-10-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-10-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-17-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-17-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-18-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-21 S On floor for consideration
03-18-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-18-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-08-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-08-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-12-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-12-21 H [H] 20210412/-1/21539 (15:30:42)
04-12-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 98/N: 0)
04-13-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-15-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 725 )


SB 182   
Sturch, James (R)
Gray, Michelle (R)
Authorizes the board of an improvement district to forego the collection of delinquent taxes upon a majority vote of the board if the taxes have been delinquent for three years or longer.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-25-21 S Filed
01-25-21 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-09-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-11-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-15-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-15-21 S Amendment 1 adopted


SB 252   
Garner, Trent (R) Prohibits the Arkansas Economic Development Commission from establishing or maintaining an office in China.
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 02-01-21 S Filed
02-01-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-04-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-04-21 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 3/N: 4)
02-11-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-10-21 S Meeting cancelled for 02/11/21 ...S-State Agencies
03-04-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-03-21 S Meeting cancelled for 03/04/21 ...S-State Agencies
03-09-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...S-State Agencies
03-09-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-10-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-10-21 S On floor for consideration
03-10-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 19/N: 8)
03-10-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-17-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
04-19-21 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Develo
04-19-21 H Returned to the Senate
04-19-21 H Referred to interim committee ...S-State Agencies
06-04-21 H Assigned study proposal number - see ISP 31


SB 471   
Sullivan, Dan (R) Changes the board composition and appointment process of the Ark. Development Finance Authority; requires housing-related tax credits to be awarded equally among the four congressional districts each year.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-04-21 S Filed
03-04-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-08-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-08-21 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-Insurance and Commerce
03-08-21 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 475   
Sullivan, Dan (R)
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Changes the board composition and appointment process of the Ark. Development Finance Authority; requires housing-related tax credits to be awarded equally among the four congressional districts each year.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-04-21 S Filed
03-04-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-18-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-18-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ommerce ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-18-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-22-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-22-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-29-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-21 S On floor for consideration
03-29-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 1)
03-29-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
04-07-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-07-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-13-21 S Recalled from the House
04-13-21 S Withdrawn from further consideration
06-08-21 S Assigned study proposal number - see ISP 74


SB 533   
Sullivan, Dan (R) Repeals the Venture Capital Investment Act of 2001 and the Direct Fund of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority Small Business Act.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-15-21 S Filed
03-15-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development


SB 566   
Wallace, David (R)
Jett, Joe (R)
Increases the time period during which project costs are eligible for retention tax credits, from four to six years following approval of the financial incentive agreement.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-17-21 S Filed
03-17-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-30-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-30-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-31-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-31-21 S Re-referred to committee S-Revenue and Taxation
04-12-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
04-12-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-13-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-13-21 S Amendments 1 & 2 adopted
04-14-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
04-14-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-14-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 3 ation ...S-Revenue and Taxation
04-15-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-15-21 S Amendment 3 adopted
04-19-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-19-21 S On floor for consideration
04-19-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
04-19-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
04-20-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
04-20-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Revenue and Taxation
04-21-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-21-21 H [H] 20210421/-1/21637 (15:50:21)
04-21-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
04-22-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-26-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 911 )


SB 571   
Sullivan, Dan (R) Prohibits the Arkansas Development Finance Authority from entering new commitments under the Venture Capital Investment Act of 2001.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-18-21 S Filed
03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development


SB 659   
Caldwell, Ronald (R) Provides that the Northeast Arkansas Economic Development District, Inc. will be operated by and under the Delta Center for Economic Development of Arkansas State University.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-08-21 S Filed
04-08-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-13-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-13-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-14-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-14-21 S Passed over on calendar
04-15-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-15-21 S On floor for consideration
04-15-21 S Failed (Vote: N: 12/Y: 16)
04-15-21 S Motion to expunge vote carried
04-20-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-20-21 S Passed over on calendar
04-22-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-22-21 S Passed over on calendar
04-27-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-27-21 S Withdrawn from further consideration


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