ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Energy, Environment, Utilities
05-05-2021 - 16:18:30

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Track: Energy, Environment, Utilities   Request Date: 0- 0-0000 thru 99-99-9999

HB 1043   
McClure, Rick (R) Sets a 10-year limit for the collection of taxes from utilities and carriers; defines circumstances under which the Department of Finance and Administration may waive those taxes prior to that time.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 12-17-20 H Filed
01-11-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
03-17-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-18-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-30-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
03-30-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Revenue and Taxation
03-30-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass S-Revenue and Taxation
03-31-21 H [H] 20210331/-1/21452 (13:24:03)
03-31-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
03-31-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
04-07-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
04-07-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Revenue and Taxation
04-12-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-12-21 S On floor for consideration
04-12-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 1)
04-13-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-14-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 719 )


HB 1153   
Ladyman, Jack (R) Designates moneys received under a subdivision of the Emergency Services Act for the operation, acquisition, and maintenance of the equipment of the Arkansas Wireless Information Network.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-12-21 H Filed
01-12-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-25-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
01-25-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
01-26-21 H Placed on the House calendar
01-26-21 H On floor for consideration
01-26-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
01-26-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
02-04-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-04-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-08-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-08-21 S On floor for consideration
02-08-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-08-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-10-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 127 )


HB 1201   
Mayberry, Julie (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Makes technical changes to the collection of surcharges to fund the Telecommunications Equipment Fund and amends some dated language.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-15-21 H Filed
01-19-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
01-27-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
01-27-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
01-28-21 H Placed on the House calendar
01-28-21 H [H] 20210128/-1/21046 (13:29:26)
01-28-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
01-28-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
02-25-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-25-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
03-01-21 S On floor for consideration
03-01-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-02-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-04-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 263 )


HB 1261   
Ladyman, Jack (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Authorizes the Division of Environmental Quality, subject to the approval of the Governor, to administer its own permit program for the dredge and fill permitting program established under the Clean Water Act.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-25-21 H Filed
01-25-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-28-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-01-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-01-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-09-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-09-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-10-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-10-21 H [H] 20210210/-1/21137 (13:58:56)
02-10-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 1)
02-10-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-03-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-03-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-04-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-04-21 S On floor for consideration
03-04-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-05-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-08-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 285 )


HB 1273   
Smith, Stu (R) Creates the Oil and Gas Owners' Lien Act, granting interest owners a lien to secure the obligations of a first purchaser until the owner or their representative has received the sales price.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-26-21 H Filed
01-26-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
02-22-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
02-22-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
02-23-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-23-21 H [H] 20210223/-1/21171 (13:18:12)
02-23-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 99/N: 0)
02-23-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-02-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-02-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-04-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-04-21 S On floor for consideration
03-04-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-05-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-08-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 275 )


HB 1314   
Hillman, David (R)
Hill, Ricky (R)
Adjusts various provisions within the Water Resource Conservation and Development Incentives Act, including increasing the amounts of the tax credits allowed.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-27-21 H Filed
01-27-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
04-13-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
04-13-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 & 2 ation ...H-Revenue and Taxation
04-13-21 H 2 Amendment(s) Filed
04-15-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-15-21 H Amendments 1 & 2 adopted
04-15-21 H [H] 20210415/-1/21587 (14:18:38)
04-15-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
04-15-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
04-19-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
04-19-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Revenue and Taxation
04-20-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-20-21 S On floor for consideration
04-20-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-21-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-25-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 875 )


HB 1321   
Gazaway, Jimmy (R) Lists types of enclosed areas that are considered critical infrastructure and adds those areas to criminal mischief and trespass offenses.
Position: Our Package
Bill History: 01-27-21 H Filed
01-27-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
02-24-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-25-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-04-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
03-04-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-Judiciary
03-04-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-08-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-08-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-09-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-09-21 H [H] 20210309/-1/21304 (13:25:15)
03-09-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
03-09-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
03-15-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-16-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-16-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-31-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-31-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
04-01-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-01-21 S On floor for consideration
04-01-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-01-21 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-Judiciary
04-08-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
04-08-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
04-12-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-12-21 H House concurred in Senate amendment 1
04-13-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-14-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 712 )


HB 1364   
Pilkington, Aaron (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Creates the Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Enforcement Board to initiate proceedings on complaints filed and take actions including civil penalty assessment and ordering pipeline operators and excavators to cease and desist.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-01-21 H Filed
02-01-21 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-03-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-04-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-04-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-08-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-08-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 d Local Affairs ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-08-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-10-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-10-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-11-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-21 H [H] 20210311/-1/21327 (13:26:15)
03-11-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
03-11-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1421   
Meeks, Stephen (R) Authorizes a public entity to purchase streetlight fixtures in their designated area from an electric utility.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-04-21 H Filed
02-04-21 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-23-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-24-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-24-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-08-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-13-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-13-21 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-13-21 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1519   
Eaves, Les (R) Raises the balance of the Petroleum Storage Tank Trust Fund that would require a reduction in the petroleum environmental assurance fee from $15 million to $30 million .
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-22-21 H Filed
02-22-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-04-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-04-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-08-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-08-21 H [H] 20210308/-1/21289 (14:23:30)
03-08-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 1)
03-08-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-17-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-17-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-29-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-21 S On floor for consideration
03-29-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 18/N: 12)
03-30-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-01-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 509 )


HB 1557   
Murdock, Reginald (D)
Chesterfield, Linda (D)
Requires electrical utilities to have an emergency plan on file to establish emergency warming centers and other mechanisms to protect the elderly and disabled persons; requires local governments to be notified of planned power outages.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-24-21 H Filed
02-24-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-10-21 H 2 Amendment(s) Filed
03-11-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-21 H Amendments 1 & 2 adopted
04-05-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-05-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 3 ommerce ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-05-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-06-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-06-21 H Amendment 3 adopted
04-07-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-07-21 H [H] 20210407/-1/21496 (14:05:59)
04-07-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 70/N: 8)
04-07-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
04-15-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-15-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
04-20-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-20-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-25-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 877 )


HB 1584   
Meeks, Stephen (R) Arkansas Nighttime Environment Protection Act, imposes regulations for outdoor lighting installations to reduce light pollution , save energy, etc. on state agencies, counties, municipalities, public corporations and electric utilities.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-01-21 H Filed
03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-08-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-09-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-09-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-16-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-16-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-01-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-13-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-13-21 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-13-21 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1662   
Maddox, John (R)
Davis, Breanne (R)
Makes various changes to the Formula Rate Review Act, adding regulatory parameters to the Public Service Commission's electric utility rate review process.
Companions:
SB 489 Davis, Breanne (Same As)
  4-25-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 894)
Position: Support
Bill History: 03-08-21 H Filed
03-08-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-10-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-10-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
03-11-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-21 H [H] 20210311/-1/21327 (13:32:33)
03-11-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
03-11-21 H Emergency clause adopted
03-11-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-16-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-16-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
03-17-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-17-21 S On floor for consideration
03-17-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 1)
03-17-21 S Emergency clause adopted
03-18-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-22-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 404 )


HB 1664   
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Johnson, Blake (R)
Defines procedures for an environmental officer to obtain an administrative warrant to enter property with probable cause to inspect for environmental violations.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-08-21 H Filed
03-08-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-23-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-23-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-30-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-29-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-01-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-01-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 H [H] 20210405/-1/21471 (14:05:53)
04-05-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 0)
04-05-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-12-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-12-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-14-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-14-21 S On floor for consideration
04-14-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-15-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-19-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 749 )


HB 1665   
Hawks, Spencer (R)
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Requires the Arkansas Public Service Commission to evaluate existing electric generating units and conduct prescribed analyses in determining whether life extensions of existing electric generating units are in the public interest.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-08-21 H Filed
03-08-21 H Introduced and referred to Joint Energy
03-12-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-15-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-01-21 H Meeting set for 11:00 a.m. - MAC Room C ...Joint Energy
04-01-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-01-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 ...Joint Energy
04-05-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-05-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
04-06-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-06-21 H [H] 20210406/-1/21479 (13:42:39)
04-06-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 0)
04-06-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to calendar
04-08-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-08-21 S On floor for consideration
04-08-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-09-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-13-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 694 )


HB 1688   
McClure, Rick (R)
Clark, Alan (R)
Requires a solid waste disposal authority to prepare and submit an annual budget to the governing body of each municipality and county that are members of the authority for review and approval.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-10-21 H Filed
03-10-21 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-15-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-16-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-16-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-29-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-29-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-30-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-30-21 H [H] 20210330/-1/21426 (13:17:39)
03-30-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
03-30-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-01-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-01-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-05-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-05-21 S On floor for consideration
04-05-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-06-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-12-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 677 )


HB 1725   
Beck, Rick (R) Clarifies laws relating to the minimum royalty to be paid to a royalty owner from a gas drilling unit following an integration order including lawful deductions and leases with a working interest owner.
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 03-15-21 H Filed
03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-17-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-17-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 9/N: 4)
03-17-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-18-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-22-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-22-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed


HB 1751   
Ennett, Denise (D) Taxes renewable energy equipment that produces energy on or for a commercial, industrial, or institutional property according to a stated cost method and depreciation schedule.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-16-21 H Filed
03-16-21 H Introduced and referred to Joint Energy
04-01-21 H Meeting set for 11:00 a.m. - MAC Room C ...Joint Energy


HB 1755   
Jean, Lane (R)
Garner, Trent (R)
Requires county assessors to assess the value of oil well piping and other equipment as real property, at one dollar per foot. Provides further requirements for calculating the working interest-assessed value and using the income approach.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-16-21 H Filed
03-16-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-29-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-29-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 restry, Economic Dev ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-29-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-31-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-31-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-01-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-01-21 H [H] 20210401/-1/21460 (13:29:29)
04-01-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)
04-01-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-06-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-06-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-07-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-07-21 S On floor for consideration
04-07-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-08-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-12-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 668 )


HB 1787   
Fite, Lanny (R)
Johnson, Blake (R)
Requires the Arkansas Public Service Commission to adopt new or revised net-metering rules that allow an electric utility to purchase power from customers at the lower avoided cost rate.
Position: Support
Bill History: 03-18-21 H Filed
03-18-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-22-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-19-21 H Removed from committee agenda H-Insurance and Commerce
03-22-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-23-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-23-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-26-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-29-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-31-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-30-21 H Removed from committee agenda H-Insurance and Commerce
03-31-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-01-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-01-21 H Amendment 3 adopted
04-05-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-06-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-06-21 H Amendment 4 adopted


HB 1788   
Fite, Lanny (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Establishes broadband improvement districts by authorizing existing improvement districts to enter into partnership with a private entity to provide, promote and support broadband internet service and finance public capital facilities; more.
Companions:
HB 1918 Hawks, Spencer (Same As)
  4-19-21 H Removed from committee agenda H-Communications and Information Technology
HB 1924 Hawks, Spencer (Same As)
  4-27-21 H Withdrawn from further consideration
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-18-21 H Filed
03-18-21 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-29-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-29-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-30-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-30-21 H [H] 20210330/-1/21426 (13:16:27)
03-30-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 97/N: 0)
03-30-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-01-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-05-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-06-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-06-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-06-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-08-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-08-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-12-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-12-21 S On floor for consideration
04-12-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 1)
04-12-21 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-14-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-14-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-15-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-15-21 H House concurred in Senate amendment 1
04-16-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-20-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 795 )


HB 1795   
Meeks, Stephen (R) Repeals the Shielded Outdoor Lighting Act.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-18-21 H Filed
03-18-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-23-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-23-21 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-23-21 H Re-referred to committee H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-13-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-13-21 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-13-21 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1836   
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Johnson, Blake (R)
Reduces the maximum fine and civil penalties, each from $25,000 to $5,000, for a knowing refusal of the right of entry and inspection to the Division of Environmental Quality.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-29-21 H Filed
03-29-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-01-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-01-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-05-21 H [H] 20210405/-1/21471 (14:31:23)
04-05-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 0)
04-05-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-07-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-08-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-08-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-12-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-12-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-14-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-14-21 S On floor for consideration
04-14-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
04-14-21 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-15-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-15-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-19-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-19-21 H House concurred in Senate amendment 1
04-21-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 812 )


HB 1890   
Ladyman, Jack (R) Requires the House and Senate Committees on Public Health, Welfare and Labor to meet jointly to conduct a study on the commercial application of existing technology to reclaim and repurpose spent nuclear fuel rods.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-08-21 H Filed
04-08-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-15-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-15-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-19-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-19-21 H On floor for consideration
04-19-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
04-19-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-21-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-21-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-26-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-26-21 S On floor for consideration
04-26-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-27-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-30-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1092 )


HB 1923   
Meeks, Stephen (R) Prohibits a state agency, public corporation, county or municipality from using public funds to install, or cause to be installed, a new or replacement lighting system that does not meet specified standards. Repeals the Shielded Outdoor Lighting Act.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-13-21 H Filed
04-13-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-22-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1944   
Wing, Carlton (R) Includes post-use polymers and recovered feedstocks in the definition of solid waste and provides various technical definitions related to recycling and materials; states intent to help facilitate growth and investment of facilities.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-19-21 H Filed
04-19-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-21-21 H Meeting set for 11:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-21-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-22-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-22-21 H On floor for consideration
04-22-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 1)
04-26-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-26-21 S On floor for consideration
04-26-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 26/N: 2)
04-27-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-30-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1095 )


HB 1946   
Gray, Michelle (R) Changes the rate of the public safety charge for prepaid wireless service from 10% to 7.5% beginning January 1, 2023 and to 5% beginning January 1, 2024.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-19-21 H Filed
04-19-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
04-20-21 H Re-referred to committee H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-21-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-21-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-27-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-27-21 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-State Agencies
04-27-21 H Withdrawn from further consideration
04-27-21 H Referred to interim committee ...H-State Agencies


SB 21   
Wallace, David (R)
Rye, Johnny (R)
Defines and exempts steel mill byproducts, which are used as items of value and known as mill scale and slag, from the definition of solid waste under the Solid Waste Management Act and the Recycling Funds Act.
Position: Support
Bill History: 12-17-20 S Filed
01-11-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-20-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-21-21 S Amendment(s) Filed
01-25-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-25-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-25-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
01-25-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-26-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-26-21 S On floor for consideration
01-26-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
01-26-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-02-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-02-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-03-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-03-21 H [H] 20210203/-1/21077 (13:53:15)
02-03-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 98/N: 0)
02-03-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-09-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 74 )


SB 65   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Beck, Rick (R)
Amends regulatory processes for assessing state plans submitted by the Division of Environmental Quality regarding the emission of carbon dioxide from covered electric generating units and revisions of state plans.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-07-21 S Filed
01-11-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-25-21 S Amendment(s) Filed
01-26-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-26-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-08-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-08-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 Welfare and Labor ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-08-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-09-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-09-21 S Amendment 2 adopted
03-10-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-10-21 S On floor for consideration
03-10-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-10-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-01-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-01-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-06-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-06-21 H [H] 20210406/-1/21479 (14:53:47)
04-06-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 87/N: 0)
04-07-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-12-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 639 )


SB 74   
Hill, Ricky (R)
Evans, Brian (R)
Extends the definition of a government entity to include consolidated utility districts, authorizing utility districts to provide, directly or indirectly, voice, data, broadband, video or wireless telecommunications services.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-11-21 S Filed
01-11-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development
01-21-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
01-19-21 S Amendment(s) Filed
01-20-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-20-21 S Amendment 1 and 2 adopted
01-21-21 S Amendment(s) Filed
01-21-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended Economic Developmen ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
01-25-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-25-21 S Amendment 3 adopted
01-26-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-26-21 S On floor for consideration
01-26-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
01-26-21 S Emergency clause adopted
01-26-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
01-27-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
01-27-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
01-28-21 H Placed on the House calendar
01-28-21 H [H] 20210128/-1/21046 (13:37:23)
01-28-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
01-28-21 H Emergency clause adopted
02-01-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-04-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 67 )


SB 81   
Dismang, Jonathan (R)
Penzo, Clint (R)
Requires municipal telecommunications providers to implement current and applicable technologies to identify and block telecommunications that violate various state laws prohibiting spoofing, taking into consideration federal laws/regulations.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-11-21 S Filed
01-11-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-11-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-10-21 S Moved to deferred list S-Insurance and Commerce


SB 136   
Irvin, Missy (R)
Pilkington, Aaron (R)
Sets criteria for determining the required lowest or most advantageous market for gas or line companies in the purchase of natural gas; allows the reasonable purchase of renewable natural gas or natural gas alternatives if in the public interest.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-14-21 S Filed
01-19-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development
01-20-21 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-Agriculture and Economic Development
01-20-21 S Re-referred to committee S-Insurance and Commerce
01-28-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
01-28-21 S Meeting cancelled for 01/28/21 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-02-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-01-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-Insurance and Commerce
02-01-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-02-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-02-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-04-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-04-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
02-08-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-08-21 S On floor for consideration
02-08-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-08-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
02-22-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
02-22-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
02-23-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-23-21 H [H] 20210223/-1/21171 (13:30:14)
02-23-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 1)
02-24-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-01-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 156 )


SB 137   
Irvin, Missy (R)
Pilkington, Aaron (R)
Prohibits local governments from taking actions that discriminate against a utility service on the basis of energy source.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-14-21 S Filed
01-19-21 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
01-20-21 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-City, County and Local Affairs
01-20-21 S Re-referred to committee S-Insurance and Commerce
01-28-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
01-28-21 S Meeting cancelled for 01/28/21 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-02-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-01-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-Insurance and Commerce
02-01-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-02-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-02-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-04-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-04-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
02-08-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-08-21 S On floor for consideration
02-08-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 1)
02-08-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-03-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-03-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
03-04-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-04-21 H [H] 20210304/-1/21283 (13:38:13)
03-04-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 76/N: 11)
03-08-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-09-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 308 )


SB 180   
Beckham, Charles (R)
Bryant, Joshua (R)
Prohibits a municipality, county, district, or other political subdivision from taking an action that restricts or prohibits a utility service customer from choosing his or her utility service provider.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-25-21 S Filed
01-25-21 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-23-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-24-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-24-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-04-21 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 240   
Wallace, David (R)
Coleman, Bruce (R)
Redefines 'nonmunicipal domestic sewage treatment works' to exclude public facility boards and public water authorities along with cities, towns and counties.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-28-21 S Filed
01-28-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-08-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-08-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-09-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-09-21 S On floor for consideration
02-09-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-09-21 S Emergency clause adopted
02-09-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-16-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-16-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-18-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-21 H [H] 20210318/-1/21374 (14:46:44)
03-18-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
03-18-21 H Emergency clause adopted
03-24-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 441 )


SB 253   
Beckham, Charles (R)
Lynch, Roger (R)
Expands the definition of agriculture in determining which utilities used for agricultural structures and equipment are exempt from the sales tax to include soil preparation, harvesting, gardening and viticulture.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-02-21 S Filed
02-02-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
02-10-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-15-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
02-15-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-22-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
02-22-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-22-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-20-21 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-Revenue and Taxation
04-20-21 S Referred to interim committee eg. Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs


SB 262   
Hester, Bart (R)
Eaves, Les (R)
Changes the composition of the licensing committee for solid waste management facilities; makes operator licenses valid for two years rather than one year.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-02-21 S Filed
02-02-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-17-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-17-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-18-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-21 S On floor for consideration
03-18-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 0)
03-18-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-13-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-13-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-15-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-15-21 H [H] 20210415/-1/21587 (15:36:54)
04-15-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
04-19-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-20-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 773 )


SB 263   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Furman, Tony (R)
Adds cable, telecommunication, and broadband service providers to provisions authorizing utilities to attach signs to poles. Authorizes a municipality to allow flag attachments on city-owned poles by ordinance.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-02-21 S Filed
02-02-21 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-22-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-23-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-23-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-02-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-02-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-02-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 d Local Affairs ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-03-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-03-21 S Amendment 2 adopted
03-04-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-04-21 S On floor for consideration
03-04-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-04-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-10-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-10-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-15-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-15-21 H [H] 20210315/-1/21342 (14:25:47)
03-15-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 97/N: 0)
03-16-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-17-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 377 )


SB 282   
Johnson, Mark (R) Expands the general powers of public bodies under the Consolidated Waterworks Authorization Act and authorizes them to issue bonds to support community redevelopment or finance specified projects and aspects of those projects, more.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-03-21 S Filed
02-03-21 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-09-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-09-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-10-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-10-21 S On floor for consideration
02-10-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 22/N: 9)
02-10-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-05-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-05-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-06-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-06-21 H Passed over on calendar
04-07-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-07-21 H Passed over on calendar
04-22-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-22-21 H Passed over on calendar
04-26-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-26-21 H [H] 20210426/-1/21678 (13:47:27)
04-26-21 H Failed (Vote: N: 50/Y: 32)


SB 288   
Wallace, David (R)
Dotson, Jim (R)
Creates exemptions to the procedures in Act 910 of 2019 for replacing the use of the word 'regulation' with 'rule,' for government agencies that are not required to follow the Arkansas Administrative Procedures Act that are simply replacing language.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-04-21 S Filed
02-04-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-30-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-30-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
04-01-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-01-21 S On floor for consideration
04-01-21 S Passed
04-01-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
04-07-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-07-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
04-08-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-08-21 H [H] 20210408/-1/21522 (14:23:06)
04-08-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 1)
04-12-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-13-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 704 )


SB 386   
Clark, Alan (R)
Love, Fred (D)
Creates additional oversight and regulations for retail water providers, with certain providers exempt. Provides for fiscal distress reporting and creates an advisory training board to oversee additional training for provider board members.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-24-21 S Filed
02-24-21 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-02-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-02-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-03-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-03-21 S Passed over on calendar
03-04-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-04-21 S On floor for consideration
03-04-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 1)
03-04-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-10-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-10-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-10-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 d Local Affairs ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-11-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-11-21 H Amendments 1 and 2 adopted
03-11-21 H Re-referred to committee H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-17-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-17-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-18-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-21 H [H] 20210318/-1/21374 (15:02:50)
03-18-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 3)
03-30-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-30-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-31-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-31-21 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1 and 2
03-31-21 S On floor for consideration
03-31-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 2)
04-01-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-07-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 605 )


SB 489   
Davis, Breanne (R)
Maddox, John (R)
Makes various changes to the Formula Rate Review Act, adding regulatory parameters to the Public Service Commission's electric utility rate review process.
Companions:
HB 1662 Maddox, John (Same As)
  3-22-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 404)
Position: Support
Bill History: 03-05-21 S Filed
03-08-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-08-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-09-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-09-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-11-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-11-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
03-15-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-15-21 S Passed over on calendar
04-05-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-06-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-06-21 S Re-referred to committee S-Insurance and Commerce
04-08-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-07-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-07-21 S Amendment 2 adopted
04-08-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 3 ommerce ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-13-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-13-21 S On floor for consideration
04-13-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 1)
04-13-21 S Emergency clause adopted
04-13-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
04-19-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-19-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
04-20-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-20-21 H [H] 20210420/-1/21626 (15:20:19)
04-20-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
04-20-21 H Emergency clause adopted
04-21-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-25-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 894 )


SB 517   
Ballinger, Bob (R) Transfers oversight authority for solid waste management districts from the Division of Environmental Quality to the Pollution Control and Ecology Commission. Adds a position to the Commission with expertise in solid waste management.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-10-21 S Filed
03-10-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-12-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-12-21 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-12-21 S Referred to interim committee or ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 518   
Ballinger, Bob (R) Transfers the Solid Waste Management and Recycling Fund from the Division of Environmental Quality to the Department of Finance and Administration. Repeals the provision designating a percentage of the Fund for use by the Division.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-10-21 S Filed
03-10-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-12-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-12-21 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-12-21 S Referred to interim committee or ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 543   
Wallace, David (R)
Jett, Joe (R)
Updates the law governing the income tax credit for waste reduction, reuse or recycling equipment.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-16-21 S Filed
03-16-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
04-07-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
04-07-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Revenue and Taxation
04-08-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-08-21 S On floor for consideration
04-08-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 1)
04-08-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
04-15-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
04-15-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Revenue and Taxation
04-20-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-20-21 H [H] 20210420/-1/21626 (14:59:23)
04-20-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 86/N: 2)
04-21-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-25-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 895 )


SB 563   
Flippo, Scott (R) Adds post-use polymer and other recovered feedstock plastic that is used in advanced plastic recycling to the definition of solid waste in the Solid Waste Management Act.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-17-21 S Filed
03-17-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-29-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-21 S Passed over on calendar


SB 575   
Teague, Larry (D)
Fite, Lanny (R)
Creates a tax credit for donations to an environmental site remediation fund created under the Division of Environmental Quality to address illegal solid waste and tire dumping sites.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-18-21 S Filed
03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
04-21-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
04-21-21 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed


SB 588   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Beck, Rick (R)
Adds gas utilities to the Electric Utility Storm Recover Securitization Act. Adds provision for utilities to recover of costs specifically for purchased extraordinary natural gas, fuel, or purchased power to maintain service in response to a storm.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-22-21 S Filed
03-22-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-23-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-29-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-29-21 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-Insurance and Commerce
03-29-21 S Re-referred to committee Joint Energy
04-01-21 S Meeting set for 11:00 a.m. - MAC Room C ...Joint Energy
04-01-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass Joint Energy
04-05-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-05-21 S On floor for consideration
04-05-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 27/N: 1)
04-05-21 S Emergency clause adopted
04-05-21 H Received in the House - Referred to calendar
04-06-21 H [H] 20210406/-1/21479 (15:07:23)
04-06-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 88/N: 0)
04-06-21 H Emergency clause adopted
04-07-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-12-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 641 )


SB 675   
Leding, Greg (D)
Ennett, Denise (D)
Requires electric utilities to provide customers and the public with carbon dioxide equivalent emissions data and information about carbon intensity per electrical unit produced.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-12-21 S Filed
04-12-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-21-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 679   
Teague, Larry (D) Requires certain municipal electric utilities that receive more than 80 percent of their power from a single provider to enact a municipal retail choice program that provides customers with between two and four power providers as retail options.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-12-21 S Filed
04-12-21 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-20-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 681   
Leding, Greg (D)
Brooks, Keith (R)
Creates the Clean Electricity Jobs Task Force to study policies related to clean energy businesses, workforce training, consumer issues, etc.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-12-21 S Filed
04-12-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-21-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-21-21 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed


SB 689   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Beck, Rick (R)
Authorizes municipal electric utilities to issue bonds to pay costs associated with severe storms if the Public Service Commission has previously adopted a financing order that allows for the issuance of bonds for the storm, or following a request.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-14-21 S Filed
04-14-21 S Introduced and referred to Joint Energy
04-15-21 S Meeting set for 12:15 p.m. - MAC Room A ...Joint Energy
04-15-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...Joint Energy
04-15-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-19-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-19-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-20-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-20-21 S On floor for consideration
04-20-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 0)
04-20-21 S Emergency clause adopted
04-20-21 H Received in the House - Referred to calendar
04-21-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-21-21 H [H] 20210421/-1/21637 (15:56:25)
04-21-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
04-21-21 H Emergency clause adopted
04-22-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-26-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 903 )


SB 704   
Wallace, David (R) Imposes a $3.00 tire fee for each new tire sold on a new motor vehicle, to be applied to the same fund as rim removal fees under the Used Tire Recycling and Accountability Act.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-21-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


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