ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Education P20 and Workforce
05-03-2019 - 16:32:11

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Track: Education P20 & Workforce   Request Date: 0- 0-0000 thru 99-99-9999

HB 1007   
Dotson, Jim (R)
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Requires school districts to consider a teacher's experience as a teacher in another state for the purposes of determining compensation.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 11-27-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
01-29-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-03-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-03-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Education
04-03-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1008   
Dotson, Jim (R)
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Amends the deadline by which newly-elected school board members must obtain at least nine hours of audit report training; requires completion of requirement by the end of the calendar year after election instead of within 15 months.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 11-27-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
01-29-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-03-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-03-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Education
04-03-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1018   
Sorvillo, Jim (R) Increases the number of school districts entitled to nine board members by lowering the population requirements from those with an average daily membership of 24,000 or more to those with an average membership of 20,000 or more.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 12-05-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
02-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-19-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-20-20 H Placed on the House calendar
02-20-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-05-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-06-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-06-19 H [H] 10190306/-1/16950 (14:42:46)
03-06-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
03-06-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
03-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-27-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-04-19 S On floor for consideration
04-04-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 20/N: 7)
04-05-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-09-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 824 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1020   
Warren, Les (R)
English, Jane (R)
Allows school districts to consider a teacher's experience as a teacher in another state for the purposes of determining placement on the salary schedule.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 12-05-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
01-29-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
01-28-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
01-29-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-29-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
01-31-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Education
01-31-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
02-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-04-19 H [H] 20190204/-1/16718 (14:17:15)
02-04-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
02-04-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
02-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-Education


HB 1145   
Cozart, Bruce (R) Creates the Teacher Salary Enhancement Act, increasing the amounts of teachers' compensation on standardized pay scales based on education level and experience for 2019-2021 and projecting increases forward for 2022-2023.
Position: Monitor-Support
Bill History: 01-14-19 H Filed
01-15-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
01-24-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
01-24-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
01-29-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
01-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-28-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-05-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
02-07-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-07-19 H [H] 20190207/-1/16759 (11:43:00)
02-07-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
02-07-19 H Emergency clause adopted
02-07-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
02-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
02-14-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-14-19 S On floor for consideration
02-14-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-14-19 S Emergency clause adopted
02-14-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-18-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 170 )
07-01-19 G Effective date


HB 1175   
Evans, Brian (R)
Garner, Trent (R)
Exempts a student who resides on military base from deadlines that otherwise apply to applications for school transfers under Public School Choice Acts of 2004 and 2015.
Position: Monitor-Support
Bill History: 01-16-19 H Filed
01-16-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
01-29-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
01-28-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
01-29-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-29-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
01-31-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Education
01-30-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
01-31-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-31-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
02-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-05-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
02-07-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-07-19 H [H] 20190207/-1/16759 (11:54:31)
02-07-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)
02-07-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
02-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
02-14-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-14-19 S On floor for consideration
02-14-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-14-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-18-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 171 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1231   
Lowery, Mark (R)
Johnson, Mark (R)
Establishes the right of student journalists to engage in free speech in school-sponsored media.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-23-19 H Filed
01-23-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
01-31-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Education
02-01-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-04-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-05-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-05-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 2 ...H-Education
02-06-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-06-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
02-11-19 H [H] 20190211/-1/16765 (13:47:51)
02-11-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 97/N: 0)
02-11-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
02-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
02-20-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-21-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-21-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-25-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-25-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-25-19 S Re-referred to committee S-Education
02-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
02-27-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-Education
02-28-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-28-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
03-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-04-19 S On floor for consideration
03-04-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 0)
03-04-19 S Re-referred to committee H-Education
03-05-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-05-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-06-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-06-19 H [H] 10190306/-1/16950 (13:59:34)
03-06-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
03-06-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
03-07-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 395 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1268   
Barker, Sonia (R)
English, Jane (R)
Requires schools to include a literacy plan based on the science of reading in their annual school-level improvement plans.
Position: Support
Bill History: 01-28-19 H Filed
01-28-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
02-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-06-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-06-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Education
02-06-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1309   
Meeks, Stephen (R) The Arkansas Nighttime Environment Act
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 01-30-19 H Filed
01-30-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-14-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-14-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-18-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-20-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-21-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-21-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
02-26-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-27-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-27-19 H Amendment 3 adopted
03-04-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-05-19 H Amendment 4 adopted
03-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-20-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-26-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-26-19 H [H] 20190326/-1/17118 (13:58:42)
03-26-19 H Failed (Vote: N: 38/Y: 33)
04-24-19 H Died on the House calendar


HB 1355   
Davis, Andy (R)
Sturch, James (R)
Creates a medical student loan repayment and tuition reimbursement program for individuals licensed in veterinary, dental, optometric, podiatric, or chiropractic medicine; repeals certain out-of-state medical education programs.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-31-19 H Filed
02-01-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
02-21-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-21-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-25-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-14-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-04-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Education
04-04-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration
04-04-19 H Referred to interim committee ...H-Education


HB 1390   
Lowery, Mark (R) Prohibits school districts from setting a date to begin the school year that is earlier than the third Monday in August. Prohibits any waivers that would allow a school district to set an earlier start date.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-06-19 H Filed
02-06-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-14-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-25-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-02-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-09-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-09-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Education
04-09-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration
04-09-19 H Referred to interim committee ...H-Education


HB 1404   
Speaks, Nelda (R)
Flippo, Scott (R)
Allows a school district's budget to be published in a newspaper that is not published in the county, but does have a bona fide circulation in the county.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-06-19 H Filed
02-06-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
02-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-19-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
02-21-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-21-19 H [H] 20190221/-1/16854 (13:58:12)
02-21-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
02-21-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
04-03-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
04-03-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-04-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-05-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-09-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 828 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1408   
Dotson, Jim (R)
Sturch, James (R)
Amends or repeals various sections relating to higher education. Adds specific financial reporting requirements for gross, net and per-student income and expenditures.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-07-19 H Filed
02-08-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
02-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-12-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
02-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-14-19 H [H] 20190214/-1/16808 (13:31:19)
02-14-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 0)
02-14-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
02-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
02-20-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
02-25-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-25-19 S On floor for consideration
02-25-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-26-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-28-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 256 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1412   
Eubanks, Jon (R) Prohibits a school district from using public funds to pay a teacher's or classified employee's membership dues in an educational professional organization.
Position: Support
Bill History: 02-07-19 H Filed
02-08-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
02-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-10-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-10-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Education
04-10-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1413   
Lowery, Mark (R) Prohibits a school district from charging private school or home school students for concurrent enrollment courses when the district does not charge public or charter school students for the the courses.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-07-19 H Filed
02-08-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
02-21-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-21-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
02-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-19 H [H] 20190225/-1/16868 (15:04:18)
02-25-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 88/N: 0)
02-25-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
03-06-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 307 ...S-Education
03-06-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
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
03-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 429 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1416   
Sorvillo, Jim (R) Removes the maximum daily membership, currently 20,000 students, for school districts that are subject to minimum area and attendance requirements.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-07-19 H Filed
02-08-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
02-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-26-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
02-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-28-19 H [H] 20190228/-1/16913 (14:03:11)
02-28-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 54/N: 22)
02-28-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
03-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
03-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-19 S On floor for consideration
03-18-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 24/N: 4)
03-19-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-20-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 528 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1420   
Boyd, Justin (R)
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Changes the time period for candidate filing and petition circulations for school district board elections to coincide with party filing periods in both even- and odd-numbered years; extends petition circulation period.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-11-19 H Filed
02-11-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-20-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-20-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
02-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-25-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-25-19 H Re-referred to committee H-State Agencies
02-27-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-27-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-28-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-06-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-06-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
03-07-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-07-19 H [H] 20190307/-1/16951 (14:44:21)
03-07-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 84/N: 0)
03-07-19 H Emergency clause adopted
03-07-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
03-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-20-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-26-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-26-19 S On floor for consideration
03-26-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-26-19 S Emergency clause adopted
03-27-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-29-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 597 )
07-01-19 G Effective date


HB 1456   
Richey, Chris (D) Requires the State Board of Education to issue standard five-year teaching licenses to teachers licensed in contiguous states. Lowers certification scores by 1-point from the lowest-accepted scores among contiguous state. Makes other changes.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
02-21-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-25-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Education
02-25-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1468   
Lowery, Mark (R)
Johnson, Mark (R)
Makes changes to school choice laws, changing references to schools in academic distress to schools in need of Level 5 intensive support or public schools with a rating of F under state laws and board rules.
Position: Monitor-Support
Bill History: 02-14-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-05-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-06-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-07-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-06-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-26-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-27-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-27-19 H [H] 20190327/-1/17138 (14:46:31)
03-27-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 76/N: 1)
03-27-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
03-29-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-29-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-02-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-02-19 S On floor for consideration
04-02-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 1)
04-03-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-05-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 754 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1498   
Speaks, Nelda (R)
Sturch, James (R)
Adds student management applications, such as attendance, to the financial management functions currently used by schools; removes educational cooperatives from the required use of management applications.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-18-19 H Filed
02-18-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-28-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-28-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-28-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-Education
03-29-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-01-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-01-19 H [H] 20190401/-1/17174 (14:09:08)
04-01-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)
04-01-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
04-03-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-04-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-05-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-09-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 832 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1509   
Davis, Andy (R)
Sturch, James (R)
Authorizes use of the Private Career School Student Protection Trust Fund to provide scholarships as provided for by the Higher Education Grants Fund Account; makes various changes to private resident and correspondence school programs.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-19-19 H Filed
02-19-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-12-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-14-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-13-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-13-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-19-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-19-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 ...H-Education
03-20-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-20-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-25-19 H [H] 20190325/-1/17106 (14:52:15)
03-25-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 87/N: 0)
03-25-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
03-29-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-29-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-02-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-02-19 S On floor for consideration
04-02-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-03-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-05-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 755 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1558   
Lowery, Mark (R) Provides that a nonprofit entity that has committed the required $1 million opening fee to an adult education charter school is exempt from any further pledge to operate a second adult education charter school.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-25-19 H Filed
02-25-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-12-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-13-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-13-19 H [H] 20190313/-1/16981 (14:10:44)
03-13-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 82/N: 0)
03-13-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
03-29-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-29-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
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)
04-09-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 960 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1573   
Cozart, Bruce (R)
English, Jane (R)
Makes various changes and technical corrections to provisions for public schools.
Position: Support
Bill History: 02-26-19 H Filed
02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-07-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-07-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-11-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-26-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-27-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-27-19 H [H] 20190327/-1/17138 (14:48:37)
03-27-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 0)
03-27-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
03-29-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-29-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-02-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-02-19 S On floor for consideration
04-02-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-03-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-05-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 757 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1600   
Hodges, Grant (R)
Sturch, James (R)
Declares an individual who earns a teaching license upon successful completion of the Non-Traditional Licensure Program or the Professional Pathway to Educator Licensure program an eligible student for the State Teacher Education Program.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-26-19 H Filed
02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-05-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-05-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-Education
03-06-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-06-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-07-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-07-19 H [H] 20190307/-1/16951 (14:08:19)
03-07-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
03-07-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
03-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-20-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
03-26-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-26-19 S On floor for consideration
03-26-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-27-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-29-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 603 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1647   
Allen, Fred (D)
English, Jane (R)
Amends eligibility requirements for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship by changing the minimum composite score on the ACT to a minimum superscore on the ACT or on an ACT equivalent.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-01-19 H Filed
03-04-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-07-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-07-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-11-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-19 H [H] 20190311/-1/16984 (14:19:38)
03-11-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
03-11-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
03-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-Education
03-13-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-14-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-14-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-19 S On floor for consideration
03-18-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-18-19 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-Education
03-19-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-19-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
03-20-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-21-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 549 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1657   
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Cheatham, Eddie (D)
Adds professional learning credits to teacher accreditation professional development provisions.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-04-19 H Filed
03-04-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-07-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-07-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-11-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-19 H [H] 20190311/-1/16984 (14:22:01)
03-11-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
03-11-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
03-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-27-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-01-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-01-19 S On floor for consideration
04-01-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-02-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-03-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 666 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1685   
Cozart, Bruce (R)
English, Jane (R)
Increases the per-student foundation funding amount by $118, to $6,899 for the 2019-2020 school year, and sets other public school funding amounts.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-05-19 H Filed
03-05-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-07-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-07-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-11-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-19 H Re-referred to committee H-Education
03-14-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-14-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-Education
03-14-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-19-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-19-19 H [H] 20190319/-1/17058 (14:31:31)
03-19-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
03-19-19 H Emergency clause adopted
03-19-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
03-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-27-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-01-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-01-19 S On floor for consideration
04-01-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-01-19 S Emergency clause adopted
04-02-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-03-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 667 )
04-03-19 G Effective date


HB 1702   
Speaks, Nelda (R) Clarifies that notice for school bond sales shall be published in a newspaper that has a bona fide circulation in the county in which the school district is administered.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-05-19 H Filed
03-05-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-19-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-20-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-20-19 H [H] 20190320/-1/17085 (14:38:27)
03-20-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 86/N: 0)
03-20-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
04-03-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
04-03-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-04-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-05-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-10-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 848 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1726   
Lowery, Mark (R) Turns school foundation funding toward a scholarship for transfer to private school when a parent reports to the public school that a qualifying incident occurred on campus.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-06-19 H Filed
03-06-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-18-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-19-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-19-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-04-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-09-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-09-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Education
04-09-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration
04-09-19 H Referred to interim committee ...H-Education


HB 1779   
Penzo, Clint (R) Makes technical corrections to provisions for vocational-technical schools, technical institutes and lifelong learning centers.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-11-19 H Filed
03-11-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Education


HB 1862   
Collins, Andrew (D)
Bond, Will (D)
Requires a public school under the authority of the State Board of Education to be returned to local control if, after five years of the assumption of authority by the state board, the public school district has met any of the specified criteria.
Companions:
SB 553 Bond, Will (Same As)
  4-24-19 S Died in committee S-Education
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-18-19 H Filed
03-18-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
04-04-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Education


HB 1890   
Della Rosa, Jana (R) Repeals the exception to the maximum class size that a teacher is permitted to teach without additional compensation, which were courses as defined by the Department of Education that lend themselves to large group instruction.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-20-19 H Filed
03-20-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
04-02-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-02-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
04-03-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-03-19 H [H] 20190403/-1/17210 (15:48:07)
04-03-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 88/N: 0)
04-03-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
04-05-19 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
04-05-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-08-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-08-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-09-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-10-19 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 979 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1897   
Burch, LeAnne (D) Amends the residency requirements for eligibility to receive the Arkansas Academic Challenge (lottery) Scholarship, removing most requirements and increasing the term of actual residency from one year to three years.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-20-19 H Filed
03-20-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
04-02-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-02-19 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Education


HB 1903   
Mayberry, Julie (R) Requires the State Board of Education to present adopted regulations, criteria and standards to the House and Senate Committees on Education at least one time each year.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-25-19 H Filed
03-25-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
04-02-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Education


HB 1934   
Cozart, Bruce (R) Repeals the authorization for school boards to conduct annual financial audits using an alternative basis that is in accordance with applicable guidelines.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Filed
03-26-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-28-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-28-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-29-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-29-19 H On floor for consideration
03-29-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 85/N: 0)
04-01-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
04-03-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
04-03-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-04-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-05-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-10-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 867 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 56   
English, Jane (R)
Lowery, Mark (R)
Changes the composition of the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board by eliminating three positions for current or recent board members of colleges or universities and adding three positions for members from business, industry, education, etc.
Position: Support
Bill History: 01-04-19 S Filed
01-14-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
01-23-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
01-23-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
01-24-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-24-19 S On floor for consideration
01-24-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 0)
01-24-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
01-29-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
01-29-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
01-31-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-31-19 H On floor for consideration
01-31-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 6)
01-31-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-04-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 55 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 96   
English, Jane (R)
Sullivan, Dan (R)
Repeals the Housing Construction Program created for state-supported technical institutes that offer courses of training in the building trades and consequently repeals the Building Trades Revolving Fund.
Position: Monitor-Support
Bill History: 01-14-19 S Filed
01-14-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
01-23-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
01-23-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
01-24-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-24-19 S On floor for consideration
01-24-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 0)
01-24-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
01-29-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
01-29-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ...H-Education
01-29-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
01-30-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-30-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-04-19 H [H] 20190204/-1/16718 (14:28:37)
02-04-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
02-04-19 S Received from House as amended - Calendar
03-05-19 S Senate concurred in House amendment
03-05-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-05-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 335 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 108   
English, Jane (R)
Sullivan, Dan (R)
Repeals the annual evaluation of vocational-technical courses by the Legislative Council, the House Committee on Education and the Senate Committee on Education.
Position: Support
Bill History: 01-15-19 S Filed
01-15-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
01-23-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
01-23-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
01-24-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-24-19 S On floor for consideration
01-24-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 0)
01-24-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
01-29-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
01-29-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ...H-Education
01-29-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
01-30-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-30-19 H [H] 20190130/-1/16689 (13:37:02)
01-30-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-04-19 H [H] 20190204/-1/16718 (14:29:52)
02-04-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
02-04-19 S Received from House as amended - Calendar
03-05-19 S Senate concurred in House amendment
03-05-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-05-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 337 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 112   
English, Jane (R) Allows a taxpayer who employs an apprentice an income tax credit in the amount of $2,000 or 10 percent of the wages earned by any apprentice previously limited to youth apprentices whichever is less.
Position: Monitor-Support
Bill History: 01-16-19 S Filed
01-16-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
01-30-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
01-30-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Revenue and Taxation
01-31-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-31-19 S On floor for consideration
01-31-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
01-31-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
02-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-20-20 H Placed on the House calendar
02-20-19 H [H] 20190220/-1/16840 (13:44:57)
02-20-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
02-21-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-27-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 213 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 135   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Cozart, Bruce (R)
Changes funding for secondary vocational area centers from a per-student multiplier to a tiered funding structure to be defined by the Department of Career Education.
Position: Support
Bill History: 01-17-19 S Filed
01-22-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
02-06-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
02-06-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
02-07-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-07-19 S On floor for consideration
02-07-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 3)
02-08-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
02-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-12-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
02-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-14-19 H [H] 20190214/-1/16808 (14:14:54)
02-14-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 67/N: 13)
02-18-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-19-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 179 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 140   
English, Jane (R) Makes changes to state-supported work-based learning programs; places approval authority for public cosmetological schools with the Higher Education Coordinating Board rather than the Career Education and Workforce Development Board.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-22-19 S Filed
01-22-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
02-13-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-Education
02-14-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-14-19 S On floor for consideration
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-Education
02-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-19-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-05-19 H [H] 20190305/-1/16935 (14:20:32)
03-05-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 98/N: 0)
03-06-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 369 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 141   
English, Jane (R) Requires state-supported technical institutes to provide electronic access to the Economic Security Report of Employment and Earnings Outcomes prepared by the Department of Workforce Services.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-22-19 S Filed
01-22-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
01-30-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
01-30-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
01-31-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-31-19 S On floor for consideration
01-31-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
01-31-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
02-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-05-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
02-21-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-21-19 H [H] 20190221/-1/16854 (14:25:59)
02-21-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)
02-26-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-28-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 235 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 153   
English, Jane (R)
Barker, Sonia (R)
Requires public school districts and open-enrollment public charter schools to include a literacy plan in the school-level improvement plan that complies with established standards and incorporates an approved list of sources to be identified by 2020.
Position: Our Package
Bill History: 01-23-19 S Filed
01-23-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
01-30-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
01-30-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
01-31-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-31-19 S On floor for consideration
01-31-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
01-31-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
02-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-05-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
02-07-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-07-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
02-08-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-11-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 83 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 158   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Requires that vote totals from any special or annual school election be filed with the county board of commissioners in the county in which the school district is domiciled; requires the commission to deliver duplicates to the county clerk.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-23-19 S Filed
01-23-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
02-06-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
02-11-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-12-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
02-12-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-06-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 307 ...S-Education
03-06-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
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)
03-07-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
03-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-19-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-20-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-20-19 H [H] 20190320/-1/17085 (14:50:48)
03-20-19 H Passed over on calendar
03-20-19 H [H] 20190320/-1/17085 (14:51:19)
03-20-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 82/N: 1)
03-25-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-26-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 552 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 181   
English, Jane (R) Repeals the Technical Careers Student Loan Forgiveness Program.
Position: Monitor-Support
Bill History: 01-28-19 S Filed
01-28-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
01-30-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
01-30-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
01-31-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-31-19 S On floor for consideration
01-31-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
01-31-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
02-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-05-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
02-21-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-21-19 H [H] 20190221/-1/16854 (14:20:13)
02-21-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 1)
02-26-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-28-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 237 )


SB 199   
Davis, Breanne (R)
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Repeals the Public School Services Act and creates the School Counseling Improvement Act under which each public school district is required to develop and implement a comprehensive school counseling program utilizing specific frameworks.
Position: Support
Bill History: 01-29-19 S Filed
01-30-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
02-06-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
02-06-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
02-07-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-07-19 S On floor for consideration
02-07-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 28/N: 2)
02-08-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
02-14-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-14-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
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 (14:31:18)
02-19-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 1)
02-20-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-21-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 190 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 226   
Pitsch, Mathew (R) Makes changes to the income tax credit for donations or sales of machinery and equipment to certain educational institutions, making provisions for cash donations for the purchase of new machinery or equipment.
Position: Support
Bill History: 01-31-19 S Filed
01-31-19 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
02-04-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Revenue and Taxation
02-05-19 S On floor for consideration
02-05-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-05-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
02-07-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-06-19 H Meeting cancelled for 02/07/19 ...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 (14:22:48)
02-19-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 98/N: 0)
02-20-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-26-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 203 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 233   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Lowery, Mark (R)
Amends notice requirements for certain elections, constricting the provisions for publication of notices in newspapers.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-31-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-06-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 307 ...S-Education
03-06-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
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)
03-07-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-12-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-13-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-13-19 H [H] 20190313/-1/16981 (15:06:26)
03-13-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 83/N: 0)
03-14-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 473 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 235   
Hammer, Kim (R) Strikes restrictions that prevent school employees to act as election officials.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-31-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-06-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 307 ...S-Education
03-06-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
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)
03-07-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
03-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-19-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-20-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-20-19 H [H] 20190320/-1/17085 (14:48:37)
03-20-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 83/N: 0)
03-25-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-26-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 553 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 304   
Bond, Will (D)
Burch, LeAnne (D)
Authorizes each school district to offer a health curriculum that incorporates instruction on mental health, substance abuse and addiction, dietary and obesity issues, tobacco use and teenage pregnancy prevention.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-11-19 S Filed
02-11-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
02-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
02-25-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-26-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
02-26-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-06-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 307 ...S-Education
03-06-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
03-07-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-07-19 S On floor for consideration
03-07-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 29/N: 3)
03-07-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
03-28-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-28-19 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed (Vote: Y: 8/N: 6)
03-29-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-02-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-01-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-01-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-02-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-02-19 H Committee motion to amend failed (Vote: Y: 6/N: 8)
04-02-19 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 8/N: 6)
04-04-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Education


SB 343   
Sturch, James (R) Creates the Arkansas Concurrent Challenge Scholarship, a $125 scholarship for up to two concurrent enrollment credit courses, with funding provided through excess funding returned to the Office of the Ark. Lottery from the previous academic year.
Position: Support
Bill History: 02-14-19 S Filed
02-14-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
02-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
02-19-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-20-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-25-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-26-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
02-26-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
02-27-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
02-28-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-28-19 S On floor for consideration
02-28-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-28-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
03-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-05-19 H Disregard last action
03-07-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-07-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-11-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-19 H [H] 20190311/-1/16984 (14:43:48)
03-11-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 0)
03-12-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 456 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 349   
Clark, Alan (R) Creates personnel reporting requirements for schools based on low reading assessment levels, restricting school lunch categorical funding the following year and making the school ineligible in year three for funding if no improvement.
Position: Support
Bill History: 02-18-19 S Filed
02-18-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-20-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-Education
03-20-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-25-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-25-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-26-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-26-19 S On floor for consideration
03-26-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-26-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
04-09-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-12-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Education
04-12-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to calendar
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-12-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-Education


SB 392   
Ballinger, Bob (R) Repeals exemptions that are applied to teachers who have negotiated contracts through collective bargaining or are employed in a district consolidated into a district with a recognized negotiating organization.
Position: Support
Bill History: 02-21-19 S Filed
02-21-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
02-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
02-27-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-28-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-28-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-20-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
03-25-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-25-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 23/N: 10)
03-25-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
03-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-26-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-28-19 H [H] 20190328/-1/17152 (16:06:15)
03-28-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 52/N: 24)
04-01-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-05-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 728 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 407   
Bond, Will (D) Amends provisions of the Arkansas Futures Grant, including the fields of study that are within the scope of the program, and student mentoring and community service requirements.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-25-19 S Filed
02-25-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
02-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
02-27-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
02-28-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-28-19 S On floor for consideration
02-28-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-28-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-12-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-12-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-Education
03-13-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-13-19 H [H] 20190313/-1/16981 (13:40:43)
03-13-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-14-19 H On floor for consideration
03-14-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)
03-25-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-25-19 S Senate concurred in House amendment
03-25-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-26-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-01-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 618 )
04-05-19 G Re-referred to committee S-State Agencies
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 452   
Davis, Breanne (R) Prohibits a school district from using public funds to pay the membership dues in an educational professional organization for a teacher, superintendent, assistant superintendent, or classified employee.
Position: Support
Bill History: 02-27-19 S Filed
02-27-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-25-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-29-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-29-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-Education
04-02-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-02-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
04-03-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-03-19 S On floor for consideration
04-03-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 23/N: 2)
04-03-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
04-09-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-09-19 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 7/N: 10)
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Education


SB 477   
English, Jane (R)
Cozart, Bruce (R)
Amends school accountability reporting provisions.
Position: Support
Bill History: 03-04-19 S Filed
03-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
03-14-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-14-19 S On floor for consideration
03-14-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-14-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
03-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-26-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-27-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-27-19 H [H] 20190327/-1/17138 (15:23:36)
03-27-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 88/N: 1)
03-28-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-01-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 631 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 478   
English, Jane (R)
Della Rosa, Jana (R)
Applies new standards for the Department of Education in approving courses for weighted credit.
Position: Our Package
Bill History: 03-04-19 S Filed
03-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
03-14-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-14-19 S On floor for consideration
03-14-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-14-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
03-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-26-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-27-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-27-19 H [H] 20190327/-1/17138 (15:25:29)
03-27-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 1)
03-28-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-01-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 632 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 483   
English, Jane (R)
Cozart, Bruce (R)
Amends provisions relating to the authority of the Department of Education with regard to districts that are in fiscal distress.
Position: Monitor-Support
Bill History: 03-04-19 S Filed
03-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-12-19 S Amendment(s) Filed
03-13-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-13-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-22-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-26-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-26-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
03-29-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-29-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-02-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-02-19 S On floor for consideration
04-02-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 1)
04-02-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
04-04-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-04-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
04-08-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-08-19 H [H] 20190408/-1/17250 (14;40:04)
04-08-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 79/N: 5)
04-09-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 929 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 508   
Davis, Breanne (R)
Lowery, Mark (R)
Sets base higher education funding as a calculation of productivity by increasing the amount of funding distributed through the productivity-based model by ten percent each year, reaching 100 percent in 2028-2029.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-06-19 S Filed
03-06-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
04-09-19 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-Education


SB 522   
English, Jane (R) Renames and amends the duties of the Career Education and Workforce Development Board.
Position: Our Package
Bill History: 03-11-19 S Filed
03-11-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-21-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-26-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-26-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-27-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
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 Emergency clause adopted
03-28-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
04-02-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-02-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 ...H-Education
04-02-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-03-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-03-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-05-19 H [H] 20190405/-1/17246 (11:44:16)
04-05-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 88/N: 0)
04-05-19 H Emergency clause adopted
04-05-19 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-Education
04-09-19 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
04-09-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-Education
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: 1079 )
04-17-19 G Effective date


SB 526   
Clark, Alan (R) Requires a financial counselor associated with a college or university to be present and to consult with a student at the time the student borrows a student loan.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-11-19 S Filed
03-11-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-27-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-Education
03-27-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-28-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-28-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-01-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-01-19 S On floor for consideration
04-01-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 20/N: 5)
04-01-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
04-02-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-03-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-03-19 H [H] 20190403/-1/17210 (16:42:01)
04-03-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 51/N: 17)
04-03-19 H Clincher motion failed
04-03-19 H Motion to sound ballot carried
04-03-19 H Failed (Vote: N: 17/Y: 50)
04-09-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-09-19 H Motion to expunge vote failed (Vote: Y: 59/N: 17)
04-12-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to calendar
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-12-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-Education


SB 535   
Johnson, Blake (R)
Murdock, Reginald (D)
Revises the method for calculating the Academic Facilities Wealth Index beginning in fiscal year 2022-2023, and again adjusting it in 2024-2025, with regard to the allocation of student millage rankings.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-12-19 S Filed
03-12-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-14-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-27-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
03-28-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-28-19 S On floor for consideration
03-28-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 27/N: 6)
03-28-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
04-02-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-02-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-02-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-03-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-03-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-03-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
04-03-19 H Re-referred to committee H-Education
04-04-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-04-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
04-08-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-08-19 H [H] 20190408/-1/17250 (14:43:30)
04-08-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 75/N: 11)
04-09-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-Education
04-10-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-10-19 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
04-10-19 S Senate concurred in House amendment 2
04-10-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 28/N: 4)
04-15-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-17-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1080 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 549   
English, Jane (R) Makes various changes relating to school facilities, school districts in facilities distress status, and the authority of the Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-12-19 S Filed
03-12-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-22-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-26-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-26-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-29-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-29-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
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 in the House - Referred to H-Education
04-04-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-04-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
04-08-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-08-19 H [H] 20190408/-1/17250 (15:07:53)
04-08-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 2)
04-09-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 933 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 553   
Bond, Will (D)
Collins, Andrew (D)
Requires a public school under the authority of the State Board of Education to be returned to local control if, after five years of the assumption of authority by the state board, the public school district has met any of the specified criteria.
Companions:
HB 1862 Collins, Andrew (Same As)
  4-24-19 H Died in committee H-Education
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-12-19 S Filed
03-12-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-29-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-29-19 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-09-19 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-Education


SB 603   
Clark, Alan (R) Places new requirements on the Department of Education (DOE) and school districts, among them coordinated and direct support from DOE to certain school districts and development of literacy plans by categorized school districts.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-19-19 S Filed
03-19-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-27-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
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 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
04-02-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-02-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-Education
04-02-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-03-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-03-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-05-19 H [H] 20190405/-1/17246 (11:46:42)
04-05-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 86/N: 2)
04-05-19 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-Education
04-09-19 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
04-09-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-Education
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: 1082 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 618   
Sturch, James (R) Allows an income tax credit for qualifying early childhood education program directors, teachers and instructional staff in amounts correlating to levels of training and education attained.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-20-19 S Filed
03-20-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
04-01-19 S Meeting set for 11:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
04-01-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ation ...S-Revenue and Taxation
04-02-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-02-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-03-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
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-Revenue and Taxation
04-09-19 H Meeting set for Call of the Chair - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Revenue and Taxation


SB 619   
Eads, Lance (R)
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Amends the membership requirements for the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board thereby changing its composition; requires members in positions on a higher education institution board to resign as a qualification to serve; more.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-20-19 S Filed
03-20-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
04-03-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
04-03-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-04-19 S On floor for consideration
04-04-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-04-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
04-09-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-09-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
04-10-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-10-19 H On floor for consideration
04-10-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 0)
04-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-17-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1084 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 620   
Johnson, Blake (R)
Bragg, Ken (R)
Creates a pilot program in Pulaski County to provide Rainy Day funds for scholarships distributed through nonprofits for use against the cost of tuition, tutoring, and related costs of attending nonpublic schools and higher education.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-20-19 S Filed
03-20-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
04-09-19 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-Education


SB 649   
Garner, Trent (R)
Hodges, Grant (R)
Arranges terms of school board elections to coincide with alternating dates for May and March preferential primary elections; replaces related language in Act 545 of 2019 authorizing alternating primary dates.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-26-19 S Filed
03-26-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
04-04-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-12-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-State Agencies
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 659   
English, Jane (R)
Cozart, Bruce (R)
Allows state-supported two-year institutions of higher education to market, offer courses or provide services to any individual who resides in the state, regardless of the service area.
Position: Our Package
Bill History: 03-28-19 S Filed
03-28-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-29-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-02-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-02-19 S On floor for consideration
04-02-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 30/N: 1)
04-03-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
04-04-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-04-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
04-08-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-08-19 H [H] 20190408/-1/17250 (14:58:59)
04-08-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 3)
04-09-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 944 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 668   
Hammer, Kim (R) Authorizes for the State School Board to grant two 24-month extensions to the five-year period of assumption of authority, delaying the annexation or consolidation of a district that has not demonstrated that it meets the criteria to exit Level 5 control.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-01-19 S Filed
04-01-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
04-03-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-03-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
04-03-19 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 3/N: 3)
04-05-19 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
04-05-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-05-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ...S-Education
04-05-19 S Motion to suspend rules carried
04-05-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
04-08-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-08-19 S On floor for consideration
04-08-19 S Failed (Vote: N: 15/Y: 16)
04-08-19 S Motion to expunge vote carried
04-08-19 S Motion to suspend rules failed
04-09-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-09-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-09-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-Education


SB 675   
Davis, Breanne (R) Establishes a Two-Year Higher Education Coordinating Board and limits the authority of the current Higher Education Coordinating Board to four-year institutions of higher education.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-02-19 S Filed
04-02-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
04-09-19 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-Education


SB 676   
Davis, Breanne (R)
Pilkington, Aaron (R)
Repeals limits on state-supported institutions of higher education expenditures for academic and performance scholarships.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-02-19 S Filed
04-02-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
04-09-19 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-Education


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