ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Economic Development
05-03-2019 - 16:32:11

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

HB 1461   
Wing, Carlton (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Extends the Digital Product and Motion Picture Industry Development Act through 2029 and provides that the financial incentives are at the discretion of the Executive Director of the Economic Development Commission.
Position: Support
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
02-20-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Rules
02-20-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Rules
02-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-19 H [H] 20190225/-1/16868 (14:40:45)
02-25-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 0)
02-25-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development
02-26-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-28-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 309 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
02-27-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-27-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-28-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-28-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-04-19 S On floor for consideration
03-04-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-05-19 H [H] 20190305/-1/16935 (13:38:19)
03-05-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
03-06-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 367 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1490   
Wing, Carlton (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Makes various changes relating to economic development in provisions of the Consolidated Incentive Act of 2003.
Position: Support
Bill History: 02-18-19 H Filed
02-18-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
02-20-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
02-20-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
02-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-19 H [H] 20190225/-1/16868 (14:26:42)
02-25-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)
02-25-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development
02-28-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 309 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
02-28-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-04-19 S On floor for consideration
03-04-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-05-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-06-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 327 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1493   
Rye, Johnny (R)
Sample, Bill (R)
Lowers the threshold for renovation expenses to qualify under the historic rehabilitation tax credit, for non-income producing properties, from $25,000 in renovation expenses to $5,000.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-18-19 H Filed
02-18-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
02-21-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-20-19 H Meeting cancelled for 02/21/19 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-26-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Revenue and Taxation
02-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-28-19 H [H] 20190228/-1/16913 (13:47:47)
02-28-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
02-28-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
03-06-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
03-06-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Revenue and Taxation
03-07-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-07-19 S On floor for consideration
03-07-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-08-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-14-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 470 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1663   
Kelly, Jasen (R)
English, Jane (R)
Requires a majority of the landowners in an improvement district with fewer than 1,000 landowners to approve it may issue bonds or approve a transaction that would add to the indebtedness of the district.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-04-19 H Filed
03-04-19 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-06-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-06-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-06-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 d Local Affairs ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-07-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-07-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-11-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-19 H Re-referred to committee H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-13-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 d Local Affairs ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-13-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-14-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-19 H [H] 20190318/-1/17040 (14:39:03)
03-18-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 86/N: 0)
03-18-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-26-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-26-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-26-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended d Local Affairs ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-27-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-27-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-28-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-28-19 S On floor for consideration
03-28-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-28-19 S Re-referred to committee H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-29-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-01-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-01-19 H [H] 20190401/-1/17174 (13:43:42)
04-01-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
04-02-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-04-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 708 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1885   
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Adds retail facilities to the definition of economic development project that is eligible for construction using local public funds under the Local Job Creation, Job Expansion, and Economic Development Act of 2017.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-19-19 H Filed
03-19-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-20-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-20-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-25-19 H [H] 20190325/-1/17106 (15:54:51)
03-25-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
03-26-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-28-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 309 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-28-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-28-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended Economic Developmen ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-01-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-01-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-02-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-02-19 S On floor for consideration
04-02-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-02-19 H Received from Senate as amended - Calendar
04-03-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-03-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
04-04-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 798 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1896   
Gates, Mickey (R) Amends the petition process for establishing a municipal improvement district, including notice requirements, the content of the petition itself, and the timeframe for the petition hearing.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-20-19 H Filed
03-20-19 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-25-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-25-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-27-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-27-19 H [H] 20190327/-1/17138 (14:33:46)
03-27-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 88/N: 0)
03-27-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-02-19 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-02-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended d Local Affairs ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-02-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-04-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-08-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-08-19 S On floor for consideration
04-08-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-08-19 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-09-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-09-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-10-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-10-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1025 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1920   
Capp, Sarah (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Amends the Venture Capital Investment Act of 2001, creating the Arkansas Venture Capital Development Fund to provide financial assistance to technology-based businesses in early development stages up to a maximum of $5 million.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Filed
03-26-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-29-19 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 138 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-29-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-29-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 restry, Economic Dev ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
04-01-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-01-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-02-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-02-19 H [H] 20190402/-1/17179 (14:30:33)
04-02-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)
04-02-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-04-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 309 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-04-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-05-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-05-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-08-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-11-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 925 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 196   
Ingram, Keith (D)
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Defines the location of opportunity zones, for the purpose of computing Arkansas income tax liability, as a population census tract that is designated in federal law as a qualified opportunity zone as of January 1, 2019.
Position: Support
Bill History: 01-29-19 S Filed
01-29-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
02-04-19 S Meeting set for 11:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
02-01-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-04-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ation ...S-Revenue and Taxation
02-05-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-05-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-06-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-06-19 S On floor for consideration
02-06-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-06-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
02-14-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-14-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Revenue and Taxation
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-18-19 H Passed over on calendar
02-19-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-19-19 H [H] 20190219/-1/16820 (14:26:01)
02-19-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 1)
02-20-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-26-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 201 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 225   
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Wing, Carlton (R)
Makes various changes to the operations of the Arkansas Economic Development Council and Arkansas Economic Development Commission, including assistance to rural communities and agencies, support of women-owned and minority-owned businesses, etc.
Position: Monitor-Support
Bill History: 01-31-19 S Filed
01-31-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development
02-05-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 309 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
02-05-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Agriculture and Economic Development
02-06-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-06-19 S On floor for consideration
02-06-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-06-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
02-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-18-19 H Passed over on calendar
02-19-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-19-19 H [H] 20190219/-1/16820 (14:15:08)
02-19-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 97/N: 0)
02-20-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-26-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 202 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 285   
Eads, Lance (R)
Breaux, Harlan (R)
Provides for the portion of taxes and penalties collected from water transportation companies that is directly related to watercraft on the Arkansas River to be deposited in a fund for improvement of the McClellan-Kerr System.
Companions:
SB 453 Eads, Lance (Related)
  7-24-19 G Effective date
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-07-19 S Filed
02-07-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
03-06-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
03-07-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-07-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 286   
Eads, Lance (R)
Richardson, Jay (D)
Provides for 1.5 percent of the transfer from the Ad Valorem Tax Fund to be for the use of the Waterways Commission, rather than for the use of Legislative Audit for local audits.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-07-19 S Filed
02-07-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
03-06-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
03-07-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-07-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 294   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Authorizes the Department of Workforce Services to provide employment data to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.
Position: Monitor-Support
Bill History: 02-11-19 S Filed
02-11-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - 2/13/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended Welfare and Labor ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-14-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-14-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-14-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-18-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-18-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-19-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-19 H Passed over on calendar
02-26-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-26-19 H [H] 20190226/-1/16880 (14:06:16)
02-26-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
02-27-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-28-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 242 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 632   
English, Jane (R)
Meeks, Stephen (R)
Creates the Arkansas Cyber Initiative Act, authorizing the Economic Development Commission to establish a cyber security alliance to support collaborations for the purpose of improving cyber security infrastructure and expanding research activities.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-25-19 S Filed
03-25-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
04-01-19 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Old Supreme Court Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
04-01-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 Technology & Leg. A ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
04-02-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-03-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-03-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-03-19 S Motion to suspend rules carried
04-03-19 S On floor for consideration
04-03-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-03-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Communications and Information Technology
04-04-19 H Meeting set for 1:00 p.m. - Room 151 hnology ...H-Communications and Information Technology
04-04-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-04-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 and Information Tech ...H-Communications and Information Technology
04-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-05-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-08-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-08-19 H [H] 20190408/-1/17250 (15:15:09)
04-08-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 99/N: 0)
04-09-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended Technology & Leg. A ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
04-10-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-10-19 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
04-10-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-15-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-17-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1085 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 645   
Ballinger, Bob (R) Authorizes the Commissioner of State Lands to sell lands owned by a suburban improvement district and certified to the Commissioner.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-26-19 S Filed
03-26-19 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-28-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-02-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-02-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 679   
Ingram, Keith (D) Amends the Local Government Capital Improvement Revenue Bond Act as it relates to performance-based efficiency projects and contracts for their implementation. Adds to the qualifications for a project's efficiency engineering company.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-02-19 S Filed
04-03-19 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-04-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-04-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-08-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-08-19 S On floor for consideration
04-08-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-08-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-09-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-10-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-10-19 H On floor for consideration
04-10-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
04-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-17-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1090 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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