ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Local and State Government
03-19-2019 - 21:45:05

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Track: Local & State Government   Request Date: 0- 0-0000 thru 99-99-9999

HB 1034   
Rye, Johnny (R) Increases the Homestead Property Tax Credit from $350.00 to $375.00 for assessment years beginning on and after January 1, 2019.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 12-13-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
03-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1041   
Ladyman, Jack (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Raises the threshold for requiring municipalities to invite competitive bidding for projects from $20,000 to $50,000 and provides that a governing body can waive the requirement by resolution in exceptional situations.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 12-19-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
01-23-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
01-23-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
01-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-28-19 H [H] 20190128/-1/16644 (14:01:52)
01-28-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 55/N: 18)
01-28-19 S Received in the Senate - 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


HB 1070   
Davis, Andy (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Creates the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019, establishing 14 cabinet-level departments led by an executive head named the secretary. Establishes the powers and duties of a cabinet-level department.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 12-21-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-23-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...S-State Agencies


HB 1071   
Davis, Andy (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Establishes the Department of Veteran's Affairs as a cabinet-level department, transferring five state programs to the Department and assigning powers and duties under the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 12-21-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-29-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...H-State Agencies


HB 1072   
Davis, Andy (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Establishes the Department of Health as a cabinet-level department, transferring 46 state entities to the Department and assigning powers and duties under the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 12-21-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-30-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1107   
House, Douglas (R) Decreases the population ratio for permits for off-premises sales of alcoholic beverages from one permit per 5,000 population living within a county to one permit per 7,500 population; allows transfer of approved permits across county lines.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-07-19 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
02-27-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-27-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Rules
02-27-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1115   
Davis, Andy (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Establishes the Department of Corrections as a cabinet-level department, transferring eight state programs to the Department and assigning powers and duties under the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-07-19 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-31-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...H-State Agencies


HB 1116   
Davis, Andy (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Establishes the Department of the Inspector General as a cabinet-level department, transferring three state programs to the Department and assigning powers and duties under the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-07-19 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...H-State Agencies


HB 1117   
Davis, Andy (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Establishes the Department of Agriculture as a cabinet-level department, transferring 22 state programs to the Department and assigning powers and duties under the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-07-19 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...H-State Agencies


HB 1118   
Davis, Andy (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Establishes the Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism as a cabinet-level department, transferring 22 state programs to the Department and assigning powers and duties under the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-07-19 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-13-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1178   
Wardlaw, Jeff (R)
Flippo, Scott (R)
Makes various changes to State Procurement Law, including the timeframe for providing notice of competitive bidding, time discounts, and procedures for the Office of Procurement in evaluating, entering and rejecting bids and training vendors.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-16-19 H Filed
01-16-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-31-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
01-30-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
01-30-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ...H-State Agencies
02-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-04-19 H [H] 20190204/-1/16718 (13:35:03)
02-04-19 H Amendment adopted
02-06-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-06-19 H [H] 20190206/-1/16751 (13:48:33)
02-06-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
02-06-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
02-21-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-21-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-21-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-State Agencies
02-25-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-25-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-27-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-27-19 S On floor for consideration
02-27-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-27-19 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: 419 )


HB 1179   
Wardlaw, Jeff (R)
Flippo, Scott (R)
Makes various changes to State Procurement Law relating to aggrieved bidders and the process for protesting solicitations and awards. Requires the State Procurement Director to create a written delegation order when delegating authority.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-16-19 H Filed
01-16-19 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 (13:56:31)
01-28-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 1)
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: 420 )


HB 1180   
Wardlaw, Jeff (R)
Flippo, Scott (R)
Requires the State Procurement Director to identify and prioritize opportunities for awarding mandatory state contracts under cooperative purchasing agreements.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-16-19 H Filed
01-16-19 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 (13:58:08)
01-28-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 1)
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
02-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-19-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-State Agencies
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: 421 )


HB 1181   
Wardlaw, Jeff (R)
Flippo, Scott (R)
Makes various changes to State Procurement Law, including prohibiting a firm that has an existing state contract under which it has demonstrated poor material performance from submitting additional bids.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-16-19 H Filed
01-16-19 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 (13:59:46)
01-28-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
01-28-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
02-26-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-26-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-26-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-State Agencies
02-27-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-27-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-28-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-28-19 S On floor for consideration
02-28-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-28-19 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: 422 )


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 1215   
Davis, Andy (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Establishes the Department of Energy and Environment as a cabinet-level department, transferring eight state entities to the department and assigning powers and duties under the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-22-19 H Filed
01-22-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-14-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...H-State Agencies


HB 1216   
Davis, Andy (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Establishes the Department of Public Safety as a cabinet-level department, transferring 17 state entities to the department and assigning powers and duties under the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-22-19 H Filed
01-22-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-13-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...S-State Agencies


HB 1250   
Douglas, Dan (R) Requires a municipal annexation ordinance to be heard at three consecutive regular meetings of the municipal governing body.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-24-19 H Filed
01-24-19 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
01-30-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-04-19 H Amendment(s) Filed
02-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-05-19 H Amendment adopted
02-06-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-06-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-11-19 H [H] 20190211/-1/16765 (14:07:25)
02-11-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
02-11-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-19-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-20-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-21-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-27-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 219 )


HB 1277   
Hawks, Spencer (R) Requires criminal background checks for all persons employed through the state or contracted services to provide care, financial, or technological services to a person with disabilities or mental illness.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-28-19 H Filed
01-28-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-06-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-06-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
02-11-19 H [H] 20190211/-1/16765 (14:14:12)
02-11-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
02-11-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
02-26-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-26-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-26-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-State Agencies
02-27-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-27-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-28-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-28-19 S On floor for consideration
02-28-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-04-19 H [H] 20190304/-1/16920 (13:37:23)
03-04-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
03-04-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-06-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 318 )


HB 1299   
Clowney. Nicole (D) Creates Crump's Law. Entitles a firefighter who has completed five years of service with a municipality and who has been diagnosed with certain types of cancer to no less than 2,912 hours of cancer leave in addition to existing authorized sick leave.
Position: Monitor-Opposed
Bill History: 01-30-19 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
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 Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-12-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1302   
Cozart, Bruce (R) Provides for proposed state agency rules resulting from legislation that affects multiple agencies to be grouped together for purposes of providing notice, holding joint hearings, and moving the rules through the legislative review process.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-30-19 H Filed
01-30-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-07-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-11-19 H [H] 20190211/-1/16765 (14:17:46)
02-11-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
02-11-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
02-28-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-28-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-04-19 S On floor for consideration
03-04-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-05-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-06-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 319 )


HB 1341   
Cavenaugh, Frances (R)
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Requires the cash funds of the Supreme Court, constitutional officers, Department of Transportation, and the AG&FC be budgeted and approved by the General Assembly.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-31-19 H Filed
01-31-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-06-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-05-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-06-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-06-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-06-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-18-19 H [H] 20190218/-1/16813 (14:01:49)
02-18-19 H Re-referred to committee H-State Agencies
02-27-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-26-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-27-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-27-19 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
03-12-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-12-19 H Passed over on calendar
03-13-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-13-19 H [H] 20190313/-1/16981 (13:53:01)
03-13-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 70/N: 1)
03-13-19 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
03-18-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-19-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-19-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-State Agencies
03-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar


HB 1385   
Mayberry, Julie (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Defines schoolhouse for purposes of alcoholic beverage licensing to include public, charter, and private schools as well as daycare facilities and similar entities.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-05-19 H Filed
02-05-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
02-20-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Rules
02-22-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-25-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-25-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-27-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
02-26-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
02-27-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Rules
03-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-04-19 H [H] 20190304/-1/16920 (15:54:53)
03-04-19 H Failed (Vote: N: 24/Y: 45)
03-05-19 H Notice of reconsideration filed
03-07-19 H [H] 20190307/-1/16951 (13:57:37)
03-07-19 H Motion to reconsider carried
03-07-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 52/N: 21)
03-07-19 S Received in the Senate - 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


HB 1430   
Dotson, Jim (R)
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Removes all references to the word regulation, as it pertains to the rules and regulations of state agencies, in Arkansas Code. (906 page bill).
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-11-19 H Filed
02-11-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-18-19 H [H] 20190218/-1/16813 (14:07:57)
02-18-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 1)
02-18-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
02-26-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-26-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-27-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-27-19 S On floor for consideration
02-27-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 1)
02-28-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-05-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 315 )


HB 1554   
Penzo, Clint (R) Reduces the time periods for the process of landowners requesting a municipality to provide additional services, and for an annexing municipality to make progress in providing those services in order to complete the annexation.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-22-19 H Filed
02-25-19 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-20-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


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 1570   
Hawks, Spencer (R) Authorizes the governing body in a dry area to issue ordinances that allow regulatory approval of applications of a microbrewery-restaurant.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-25-19 H Filed
02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
03-06-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


HB 1590   
House, Douglas (R)
Ingram, Keith (D)
Decreases the population ratio for permits for off-premises sales of alcoholic beverages from one permit per 5,000 population living within a county to one permit per 7,500 population; shortens the time period a permit is on inactive status.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-26-19 H Filed
02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Rules
03-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Rules
03-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-14-19 H On floor for consideration
03-14-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 71/N: 7)
03-14-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-19-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar


HB 1624   
Coleman, Bruce (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Makes technical corrections to the authority of a city of the first class to regulate the building of structures and enlarges the authority of cities of the second class and incorporated communities to enforce building and safety codes.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-27-19 H Filed
02-28-19 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-04-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-06-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-05-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
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 2 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: 86/N: 1)
03-14-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-19-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar


HB 1652   
Wardlaw, Jeff (R) Clarifies legislative procedures for issuing subpoenas and administering oaths by naming the bodies authorized committees of the House of Representatives, committees of the Senate, joint committees and certain legislative task forces.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-04-19 H Filed
03-04-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
03-20-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


HB 1760   
Cavenaugh, Frances (R) Permits a retailer of alcoholic beverages to retain a license held at the time of a local option election even if a majority voting in the territorial subdivision in which the dealer is located votes against the availability of alcoholic beverages; more.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-08-19 H Filed
03-11-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
03-18-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-19-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-19-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-20-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


HB 1852   
Hawks, Spencer (R)
Ingram, Keith (D)
Creates a microbrewery-restaurant private club permit which may be obtained in both wet and dry territories following the completion of specified procedures and adherence to certain rules of operation.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-18-19 H Filed
03-18-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
03-20-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


HR 1001   
Shepherd, Matthew (R) Adopts rules of the House of the 92nd General Assembly; removes the deadline requiring that non-appropriations bills be filed no later than the 55th day of the session.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-11-19 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
01-15-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjounment of House - Mac Room B ...H-Rules
01-15-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Rules
01-16-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-16-19 H 20190116/-1/15593 (13:38:10)
01-16-19 H Adopted (Vote: Y: 87/N: 8)


SB 70   
Hill, Ricky (R)
Evans, Brian (R)
Repeals Arkansas Code 14-38-113, which dictates the procedures which must be followed when an entitled municipality reorganizes under a different form of government.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-10-19 S Filed
01-14-19 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
01-22-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
01-22-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
01-23-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-23-19 S On floor for consideration
01-23-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
01-23-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-06-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-06-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-11-19 H [H] 20190211/-1/16765 (14:22:04)
02-11-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
02-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 105 )


SB 155   
Teague, Larry (D)
Jean, Lane (R)
Repeals the General Improvement Fund and creates a successor fund, the Development and Enhancement Fund, to meet debt service requirements related to infrastructure and other unanticipated improvements.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-23-19 S Filed
01-23-19 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget
01-29-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass Joint Budget
01-30-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-30-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
01-30-19 S Emergency clause adopted
01-30-19 H Received in the House - Referred to calendar
01-31-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-31-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-31-19 S Passed over on calendar
02-05-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 2)
02-05-19 S Emergency clause adopted
02-05-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-07-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 82 )
07-01-19 G Effective date


SB 170   
Hester, Bart (R)
Cozart, Bruce (R)
Places restrictions on counties and municipalities with regard to residential building design regulations in designated locations, subject to safety codes or other state or federal laws.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-25-19 S Filed
01-28-19 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
01-31-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
01-31-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-04-19 S Passed over on calendar
02-06-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-06-19 S Passed over on calendar
02-06-19 S On floor for consideration
02-06-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 23/N: 11)
02-06-19 H Received in the House - 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
02-20-19 H Filed
02-20-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 d Local Affairs ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-20-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-21-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-21-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
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 (14:14:53)
02-26-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 70/N: 18)
02-26-19 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-05-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-05-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended d Local Affairs ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-06-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-06-19 S On floor for consideration
03-06-19 S Senate concurred in House amendment
03-06-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 20/N: 14)
03-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 446 )


SB 185   
Davis, Breanne (R)
Flowers, Vivian (D)
Requires that an applicant for a casino license in Pope and Jefferson Counties to submit either a letter of support from the county judge or mayor depending on the location of the proposed casino and imposes a signature requirement.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-28-19 S Filed
01-28-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
01-31-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
01-31-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
01-31-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-State Agencies
02-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-04-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-05-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-05-19 S On floor for consideration
02-05-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 1)
02-05-19 S Emergency clause adopted
02-05-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Rules
02-27-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
02-27-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Rules
03-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-05-19 H [H] 20190305/-1/16935 (14:22:23)
03-05-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 1)
03-05-19 H Emergency clause adopted
03-06-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 371 )
03-08-19 G Effective date


SB 203   
Teague, Larry (D)
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Extends municipal advertising and promotion taxes to admission sales to a state park that is located within a city.
Position: Monitor-Opposed
Bill History: 01-30-19 S Filed
01-30-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
02-06-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
02-19-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-20-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-06-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
03-06-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-06-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ation ...S-Revenue and Taxation
03-07-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-07-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
03-11-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-11-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 27/N: 7)
03-11-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
03-14-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
03-14-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ation ...H-Revenue and Taxation
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 (16:00:37)
03-19-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 67/N: 8)
03-19-19 H Emergency clause adopted
03-19-19 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-Revenue and Taxation


SB 253   
Dismang, Jonathan (R)
Lynch, Roger (R)
Requires a member of a water district board of directors for a district that primarily provides water for agricultural irrigation to be a property owner in the district.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-04-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-14-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-14-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended d Local Affairs ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-18-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-19-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-19-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-19-19 H Received in the House - 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
03-06-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-06-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-07-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-07-19 H [H] 20190307/-1/16951 (15:13:04)
03-07-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 87/N: 0)
03-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 450 )


SB 281   
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Warren, Les (R)
Requires persons performing work under a contract with state agencies or political subdivisions to verify the hours worked on a computer.
Position: Monitor-Opposed
Bill History: 02-07-19 S Filed
02-07-19 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
03-20-19 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 401   
Johnson, Blake (R)
Gray, Michelle (R)
Declares a legislative application to Congress for an Article V constitutional convention to be valid for 15 years following its adoption by the General Assembly.
Position: Monitor-Opposed
Bill History: 02-25-19 S Filed
02-25-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-07-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-07-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-11-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-12-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-11-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-19-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar


SB 409   
Flippo, Scott (R) Authorizes public entities to receive purchasing bids through an electronic system, and to publish notice to receive bids online rather than in a newspaper.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-26-19 S Filed
02-26-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies


SB 454   
Rapert, Jason (R)
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Amends the process for procurement of securities and bank certificates of deposit purchased under State Treasury investment policy. Adjust the required investment grade rating to at least BB, A2, P2 or a higher rating.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-28-19 S Filed
02-28-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-14-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
03-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-19 S Passed over on calendar
03-18-19 S On floor for consideration
03-18-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-18-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-20-19 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce


SB 461   
Hammer, Kim (R) Requires a quorum court to call the required election to determine whether to levy fire department dues within 60 days of the request, and if passed to list the fire department dues beginning with the next property tax statement.
Position: Monitor-Opposed
Bill History: 02-28-19 S Filed
02-28-19 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 462   
Hammer, Kim (R) Requires a person or other entity providing closing and settlement services for a real estate transaction to receive confirmation that the subject property has fire protection coverage in force before conducting the closing.
Position: Monitor-Opposed
Bill History: 03-01-19 S Filed
03-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce


SB 492   
Garner, Trent (R)
Barker, Sonia (R)
Empowers a city, a municipality or an incorporated town to by ordinance create a designated entertainment district within a county authorized to sell alcoholic beverages; permits a person to possess alcoholic beverage off premises in such districts.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-05-19 S Filed
03-05-19 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-19-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar


SB 498   
Johnson, Mark (R) Makes various revisions to Constitutional Amendment 100 affecting casino gaming licensing, including sport wagering, tax rates, and local authorization of casinos.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-05-19 S Filed
03-05-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies


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 560   
Johnson, Blake (R) Creates the Tax Appeals Commission, separate and apart from the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA), who shall have jurisdiction over any administrative hearing by a taxpayer who seeks administrative relief from a DFA decision.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-13-19 S Filed
03-13-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
03-19-19 S Meeting set for Call of the Chair - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation


SB 597   
Joint Budget Amends the Revenue Stabilization Law.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-18-19 S Filed
03-18-19 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


SCR 1   
Maloch, Bruce (D) Adopts the joint rules of the Senate and the House of the 92nd General Assembly; removes the deadline requiring that non-appropriations bills be filed no later than the 55th day of the session.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-10-19 S Filed
01-14-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Committee on Rules, Resolutions and Memoria
01-22-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-17-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Committee on Rules, Resolutions and Memoria
01-22-19 S On floor for consideration
01-22-19 S Adopted
01-22-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Rules
01-23-19 H Meeting set for 11:59 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
01-23-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Rules
01-28-19 H [H] 20190128/-1/16644 (13:35:14)
01-28-19 H Adopted (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)


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