ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Energy, Environment, Utilities
03-19-2019 - 21:45:04

     - Indicates action since the request date.
 


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

HB 1161   
Dotson, Jim (R)
Flippo, Scott (R)
Makes various changes to state procurement law, adding procedures and requirements for service contracts.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-15-19 H Filed
01-15-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-23-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
01-23-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
01-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-28-19 H [H] 20190128/-1/16644 (13:49:52)
01-28-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
01-28-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
02-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-19-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-19-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-State Agencies
02-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-20-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
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)
02-25-19 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-State Agencies
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 House concurred in Senate amendment 1
03-11-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 417 )


HB 1162   
Dotson, Jim (R)
Flippo, Scott (R)
Makes various changes to state procurement law, adding contract review procedures and requiring contractors to ensure compliance with this chapter in cooperation with state agencies.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-15-19 H Filed
01-15-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-23-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
01-23-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
01-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-28-19 H [H] 20190128/-1/16644 (13:54:26)
01-28-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
01-28-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
02-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-19-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-19-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-State Agencies
02-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-20-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
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)
02-25-19 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-State Agencies
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 House concurred in Senate amendment 1
03-11-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 418 )


HB 1182   
Fite, Charlene (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Makes the offense of using a cell phone while driving in a school zone a primary offense for which a law enforcement officer may stop a driver for non-compliance.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-16-19 H Filed
01-16-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Transportation
01-31-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation
01-31-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Transportation
02-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-04-19 H Passed over on calendar
02-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-05-19 H [H] 20190205/-1/16727 (13:36:28)
02-05-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 7)
02-05-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
02-18-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
02-18-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-18-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 Technology & Leg. A ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
02-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-20-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
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)
02-25-19 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-Public Transportation
02-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation
02-26-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 tation ...H-Public Transportation
02-27-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-27-19 H [H] 20190227/-1/16898 (13:44:49)
02-27-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
02-28-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-01-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 288 )


HB 1209   
Davis, Andy (R) Reassigns subject matter related to environmental affairs and energy from the House Public Health Committee to the House Public Transportation Committee, which is renamed as House Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-17-19 H Filed
01-22-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
02-20-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Rules
02-18-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-19-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-27-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
02-26-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-27-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-27-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-20-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


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


HB 1362   
Fite, Lanny (R)
Sample, Bill (R)
Requires the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality to implement the collection and disposal, or the collection and recycling of extra-large tires. Transfers $300,000 to the Used Tire Recycling Fund for those purposes.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-04-19 H Filed
02-04-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-05-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-07-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-07-19 H [H] 20190207/-1/16759 (11:36:20)
02-07-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 1)
02-07-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - 2/13/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-14-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-14-19 S Motion to suspend rules carried
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: 177 )


HB 1389   
Fite, Charlene (R)
Cooper, John (R)
Amends criminal law provisions for theft of utility property to add theft of a backup deep cycle battery or other power supply.
Position: Monitor-Support
Bill History: 02-06-19 H Filed
02-06-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
02-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
02-19-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
02-21-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-21-19 H [H] 20190221/-1/16854 (14:12:14)
02-21-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
02-21-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
02-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
02-27-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
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 Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-05-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 311 )


HB 1459   
Hodges, Grant (R)
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Requires Arkansas Legislative Audit to randomly select one-third of solid waste management districts annually for a review policies, procedures and transactions to determine compliance.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-22-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-20-19 H Meeting cancelled for 02/22/19 ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-27-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-27-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-04-19 H [H] 20190304/-1/16920 (15:49:40)
03-04-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
03-05-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1564   
Gray, Michelle (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
Creates the Public Safety Act of 2019, creating and assigning duties to the Arkansas 911 Board and establishing the Arkansas Public Safety Trust Fund. Amends various operations criteria for a public safety answering point or dispatch center.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-25-19 H Filed
02-25-19 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-06-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-11-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-12-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-12-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-14-19 H On floor for consideration
03-14-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 81/N: 5)
03-14-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-18-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-19-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ommerce ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar


HB 1636   
Beck, Rick (R) Places limitations and qualifications on guaranteed energy cost savings contracts, among them restricting related warranties to 20 years unless approved by the Department of Environmental Quality.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-28-19 H Filed
02-28-19 H Introduced and referred to Joint Energy
03-11-19 H Meeting set for 11:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...Joint Energy
03-11-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass Joint Energy
03-12-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-12-19 H [H] 20190312/-1/16979 (14:41:58)
03-12-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 88/N: 2)
03-12-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to calendar
03-13-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-13-19 S On floor for consideration
03-13-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-14-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-18-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 507 )


HB 1709   
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Amends language relating to user fees for Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality nutrient water quality trading offset program.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-05-19 H Filed
03-06-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-07-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-07-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-11-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-19 H [H] 20190311/-1/16984 (14:32:29)
03-11-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 82/N: 5)
03-11-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1718   
Meeks, Stephen (R) Requires a utility that uses two-channel billing to offer to purchase net excess generation credit remaining in the account of a net-metering customer at least once per quarter.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-06-19 H Filed
03-06-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-14-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Insurance and Commerce
03-14-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1738   
Beck, Rick (R) Provides circumstances that the Public Service Commission must consider in authorizing an application for certificate of public convenience and necessity for utility contracts with a municipality or consolidated utility district.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-07-19 H Filed
03-07-19 H Introduced and referred to Joint Energy
03-11-19 H Meeting set for 11:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...Joint Energy
03-11-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass Joint Energy
03-12-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-12-19 H [H] 20190312/-1/16979 (14:41:00)
03-12-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 0)
03-12-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to calendar
03-13-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-13-19 S On floor for consideration
03-13-19 S Held in the Senate
03-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-19 S On floor for consideration
03-18-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 1)
03-19-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor


HB 1771   
Flowers, Vivian (D) Requires the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality to create a program for recycling deposit beverage containers. Requires distributors to charge a redeemable deposit of five cents for each glass, plastic and metal beverage container sold.
Position: Monitor-Opposed
Bill History: 03-11-19 H Filed
03-11-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1796   
Della Rosa, Jana (R)
Bledsoe, Cecile (R)
Requires ADEQ to notify adjacent landowners of new applications for permits or modifications to existing permits by certified mail and to consider input received in the department's decision to approve or deny the permit or modification.
Position: Monitor-Opposed
Bill History: 03-12-19 H Filed
03-12-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-20-19 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1818   
Perry, Mark (D) Amends exemptions to a utility's requirement to obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity for connections to transmission or distribution substations and other facilities.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-13-19 H Filed
03-13-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-18-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-18-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
03-20-19 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1850   
McCollum, Austin (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Establishes the Empower Independent Contractors Act amending the definitions of 'employee,' 'employer' and 'employment status' on the basis of the twenty factor test enumerated by the Internal Revenue Service.
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 03-15-19 H Filed
03-18-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 145   
Wallace, David (R) Includes entities that lease or contract to operate a net-metering facility in the definition of such facilities under the Renewable Energy Development Act; increases capacity threshold for facilities to 1,000 kW; clarifies they are not public utilities.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-22-19 S Filed
01-22-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
02-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-15-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-18-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-28-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-01-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-05-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-05-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
03-06-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-06-19 S On floor for consideration
03-06-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 28/N: 2)
03-06-19 H Received in the House - Referred to Joint Energy
03-11-19 H Meeting set for 11:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...Joint Energy
03-11-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass Joint Energy
03-12-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-12-19 H [H] 20190312/-1/16979 (15:14:43)
03-12-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 83/N: 5)
03-13-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-14-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 464 )


SB 150   
Davis, Breanne (R)
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Allows government entities to provide voice, data, broadband, video, or wireless telecommunication service under permitted arrangements, but retains prohibition on basic local exchange; removes restrictions for educational or medical services.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-23-19 S Filed
01-23-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
02-05-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-04-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-06-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-07-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-06-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-07-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-07-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ommerce ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-11-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-11-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
02-12-19 S On floor for consideration
02-12-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-12-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
02-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
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 (14:12:15)
02-19-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 98/N: 0)
02-19-19 H Emergency clause adopted
02-20-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-26-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 198 )
02-26-19 G Effective date


SB 208   
Bond, Will (D) Sets a minimum fine of $25 for distracted driving. Makes violations in school zones a secondary offense for which a law enforcement officer may not stop a driver solely to determine compliance.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-30-19 S Filed
01-30-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
02-20-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
02-19-19 S Meeting cancelled for 02/20/19 Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
03-06-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 207 Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
03-07-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-11-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
03-11-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-11-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-20-19 S Meeting set for 8:45 a.m. - Old Supreme Court Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs


SB 289   
English, Jane (R)
Wing, Carlton (R)
Specifies that municipalities have jurisdiction over water companies and utilities under the definition of public utilities; clarifies that participating public agencies are prohibited from charging a franchise fee to a public body.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-11-19 S Filed
02-11-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
02-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-14-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
02-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-18-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
02-18-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
02-20-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
02-20-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
02-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-19 H Passed over on calendar
02-26-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-26-19 H [H] 20190226/-1/16880 (14:07:44)
02-26-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
02-27-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-28-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 241 )


SB 377   
Irvin, Missy (R)
Gray, Michelle (R)
Distributes $300,000 of the revenue collected from landfill fees to the Arkansas Unpaved Roads Program Fund; repeals payments to ACIC for the scrap metal logbook program.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-18-19 S Filed
02-18-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-20-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-21-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-21-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-06-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-06-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended Welfare and Labor ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-06-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-07-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-07-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
03-07-19 S Re-referred to committee S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-11-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-14-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-14-19 S Motion to suspend rules carried
03-14-19 S Amendment 3 adopted
03-14-19 S Passed over on calendar
03-14-19 S Re-referred to committee S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-14-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 20/N: 5)
03-18-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-18-19 H Emergency clause adopted


SB 406   
Hendren, Jim (R)
McCollum, Austin (R)
Appropriates supplemental $20,000,000 to the Ark. Department of Environmental Quality from the Hazardous Substance Remedial Action Trust Fund for contractual services.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-25-19 S Filed
02-25-19 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget
02-28-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...Joint Budget
02-28-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-04-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-05-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-05-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-05-19 S Emergency clause adopted
03-06-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-05-19 H Received in the House - Referred to calendar
03-06-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
03-06-19 H Emergency clause adopted
03-06-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 345 )
03-08-19 G Effective date


SB 481   
Clark, Alan (R) Adds oversight provisions and regulations for water and wastewater providers.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-04-19 S Filed
03-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-12-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-12-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-14-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-14-19 S On floor for consideration
03-14-19 S Postponed in third reading
03-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-19 S On floor for consideration
03-18-19 S Postponed in third reading
03-18-19 S Re-referred to committee S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-19-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-19-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar


SB 554   
Clark, Alan (R) Requires water providers to extend water service to nonresident consumers and property owners in the accepted service area if requested unless certain listed exceptions apply.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-12-19 S Filed
03-12-19 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-19-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 555   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Repeals obsolete provisions limiting the state's required submission of a plan to the United States Environmental Protection Agency for the regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil-fuel-fired electric generating units.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-13-19 S Filed
03-13-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 588   
Ingram, Keith (D) Clarifies utilities and other providers that are authorized to use the public right-of-way of highways, roads and streets, including video service providers and any other telecommunication provider that uses fiber optic cable.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-18-19 S Filed
03-18-19 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-19-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 599   
Flippo, Scott (R) Requires a regional solid waste district to obtain the approval of one or more quorum courts before issuing a bond.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-18-19 S Filed
03-18-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


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