ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Legal
05-03-2019 - 16:32:12

     - Indicates action since the request date.
 


Track: Legal   Request Date: 0- 0-0000 thru 99-99-9999

HB 1068   
Evans, Brian (R)
Hill, Ricky (R)
Repeals the enforceability of covenant not to compete agreements. States in uncodified language that the repealer does not affect the ability of an employer to protect trade secrets under the Trade Secrets Act.
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 12-20-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
01-15-19 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-16-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
01-30-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Insurance and Commerce


HB 1151   
House, Douglas (R) Adds procedures and conditions to the process by which state agencies, boards and commissions request and enter contracts to employ special counsel other than staff attorneys of the Attorney General.
Position: Support
Bill History: 01-14-19 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
01-31-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-31-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-State Agencies
01-31-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


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 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1221   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Arkansas Supreme Court for fiscal 2019-2020 operations.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-22-19 H Filed
01-23-19 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget
01-31-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-04-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-07-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-12-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-12-19 H [H] 20190312/-1/16979 (13:49:54)
03-12-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-26-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 3 ...Joint Budget
03-26-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-29-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-29-19 H Amendment 3 adopted
04-02-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-02-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
04-02-19 H Emergency clause adopted
04-02-19 H Introduced and referred to calendar
04-03-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-03-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-03-19 S Emergency clause adopted
04-04-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 780 )
07-01-19 G Effective date


HB 1247   
Lowery, Mark (R) Changes the date that annual financial reports and fiscal records of charitable organizations are due from August 1 of each year to 180 days after the last date of the charitable organization's fiscal year.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-24-19 H Filed
01-24-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
01-30-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
01-30-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
02-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-04-19 H [H] 20190204/-1/16718 (13:45:31)
02-04-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
02-04-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
02-07-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-07-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
02-11-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-11-19 S On floor for consideration
02-11-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
02-12-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 137 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1255   
Dotson, Jim (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Requires professional licensing boards and other entities to adopt the least restrictive requirements for reciprocal licensing of persons who hold relevant licenses in other states, through issuance of temporary 90-day licenses.
Companions:
HB 1301 Cozart, Bruce (Related)
  7-24-19 G Effective date
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-24-19 H Filed
01-24-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-31-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-31-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-04-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-12-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-14-19 H [H] 20190214/-1/16808 (13:21:09)
02-14-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 1)
02-14-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-25-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-19 S Meeting cancelled for 03/25/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-27-19 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 3/N: 4)
04-03-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-03-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended Welfare and Labor ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-05-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-05-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-08-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-08-19 S On floor for consideration
04-08-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-08-19 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-09-19 H Meeting set for 10:30 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-09-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-10-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-10-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1011 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1462   
Gazaway, Jimmy (R) Provides that a person has a cause of action for actual damages or injury resulting from deceptive trade practices, and may recover those damages and attorney's fees.
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 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
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Insurance and Commerce


HB 1463   
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Requires a filing official with reason to believe that a financial filing under the Uniform Commercial Code is fraudulent to notify the Office of the Secretary of State; provides procedures for determining if the financing statement is void.
Position: Amend-Monitor
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-06-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-06-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-11-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-20-19 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-20-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
03-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-25-19 H [H] 20190325/-1/17106 (16:08:13)
03-25-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
03-26-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-28-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-28-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
04-01-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-01-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-01-19 S Emergency clause adopted
04-02-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-04-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 707 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1497   
Vaught, DeAnn (R) Provides civil immunity for owners of stolen agricultural equipment or off-road vehicles stolen and used by another person to commit a criminal offense that results in damages, injuries or deaths.
Position: Monitor-Support
Bill History: 02-18-19 H Filed
02-18-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
02-21-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
02-20-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-21-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-21-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-28-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
02-28-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
03-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-04-19 H [H] 20190304/-1/16920 (16:12:04)
03-04-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
03-05-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
03-11-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-12-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
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: 1)
03-14-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-19-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 518 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1611   
Maddox, John (R) Creates the Uniform Protected Series Act, authorizing the members of a limited liability company to establish a protected series and file for designation with the Secretary of State.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-26-19 H Filed
02-26-19 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
03-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
03-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-14-19 H On floor for consideration
03-14-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 0)
03-14-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-26-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-26-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
03-27-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-27-19 S On floor for consideration
04-01-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-01-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-02-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-03-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 665 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1704   
Gazaway, Jimmy (R) Prohibits unconscionable terms in standard-form contracts, requiring the court to limit the application of terms it finds unconscionable and refuse to enforce the contract in whole or part.
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 03-05-19 H Filed
03-05-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-25-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-25-19 H Meeting cancelled for 03/25/19 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-09-19 H Meeting set for Call of the Chair - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Insurance and Commerce


HB 1722   
Gray, Michelle (R) Extends the ten-year statute of limitations for tax collections, prosecutions and certificates of indebtedness to 180 days beyond the termination of a taxpayer's bankruptcy case; extends the lien for a certificate of indebtedness.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-06-19 H Filed
03-06-19 H Introduced and 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 H-Revenue and Taxation
03-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-25-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 1)
03-25-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
04-01-19 S Meeting set for 11:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
04-01-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Revenue and Taxation
04-02-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-02-19 S On floor for consideration
04-02-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 2)
04-03-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-05-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 760 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1763   
Davis, Andy (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
The Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019
Position: Monitor-Support
Bill History: 03-08-19 H Filed
03-11-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-11-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-12-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-12-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-13-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 ...H-State Agencies
03-14-19 H On floor for consideration
03-14-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-14-19 H On floor for consideration
03-14-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 82/N: 0)
03-14-19 H Emergency clause adopted
03-14-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
04-02-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-02-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-02-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-State Agencies
04-02-19 S Motion to suspend rules carried
04-02-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-08-19 S On floor for consideration
04-08-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 1)
04-08-19 S Emergency clause adopted
04-08-19 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-State Agencies
04-09-19 H Meeting set for Call of the Chair - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-09-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
04-10-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-10-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
04-11-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-11-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 910 )
04-11-19 G Effective date


HB 1892   
Richardson, Jay (D)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Declares void any condition in a business franchisor's agreement that requires the application of the law of another state.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-20-19 H Filed
03-20-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-25-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-25-19 H Meeting cancelled for 03/25/19 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-27-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-27-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
03-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-28-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-28-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-29-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-29-19 H On floor for consideration
03-29-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 87/N: 0)
04-01-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
04-02-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
04-03-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-03-19 S On floor for consideration
04-03-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-04-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-09-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 835 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1898   
Johnson, Lee (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Creates a criminal offense and cause for civil action for aggravated disorderly conduct, defining such actions as obstructing the entrance to a business or school with the purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm.
Position: Our Package
Bill History: 03-20-19 H Filed
03-20-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-28-19 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
03-28-19 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed (Vote: Y: 8/N: 7)
04-02-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Judiciary


SB 139   
Johnson, Mark (R) Allows a defendant in a special proceeding against a state entity or officer that is brought due to an official act of the defendant to obtain a change of venue to another county; makes transfer effective upon filing of notice, adds other procedures.
Position: Amend-Opposed
Bill History: 01-18-19 S Filed
01-22-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
01-30-19 S Meeting set for 3:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
01-31-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-04-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-08-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-Judiciary


SB 142   
Teague, Larry (D) Allows for-profit corporations to convert to nonprofit corporations pursuant to filing specified documents and statements with the circuit court of the county in which the corporation has its principal place of business.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-22-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
01-29-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
01-29-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
01-29-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
01-30-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-30-19 S On floor for consideration
01-30-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
01-31-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-31-19 S On floor for consideration
01-31-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
01-31-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
02-06-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
02-06-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
02-11-19 H [H] 20190211/-1/16765 (14:27:41)
02-11-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
02-11-19 H Emergency clause adopted
02-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 108 )
02-13-19 G Effective date


SB 148   
Hester, Bart (R)
Pilkington, Aaron (R)
Creates a temporary lien in favor of a judgment creditor when the creditor files a charging application against a member's interest in a limited liability company, until a ruling is made or the application is dismissed.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-22-19 S Filed
01-22-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
01-24-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
01-24-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
01-28-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-28-19 S [S] 20190130/-1/16650 (13:20:57)
01-28-19 S Re-referred to committee S-Insurance and Commerce
02-05-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-05-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-05-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ommerce ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-06-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-06-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-07-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-07-19 S On floor for consideration
02-07-19 S Passed over on calendar
02-11-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-11-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 26/N: 4)
02-11-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-13-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ommerce ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-14-19 H On floor for consideration
03-14-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-19-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-19-19 H [H] 20190319/-1/17058 (15:58:59)
03-19-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 86/N: 0)
03-19-19 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-26-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-26-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ommerce ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-27-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-27-19 S Senate concurred in House amendment
03-27-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 30/N: 0)
03-28-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-01-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 622 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 169   
Flowers, Stephanie (D) Makes technical changes to provisions limiting district judges to a term of four years.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-24-19 S Filed
01-24-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
02-06-19 S Meeting set for 3:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
02-06-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-Judiciary
02-07-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-11-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-11-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-12-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-12-19 S On floor for consideration
02-12-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-12-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
02-21-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
02-21-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-21-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-Judiciary
02-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-26-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-26-19 H [H] 20190226/-1/16880 (13:37:32)
02-26-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-28-19 H [H] 20190228/-1/16913 (14:35:27)
02-28-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
03-06-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-06-19 H Re-referred to committee S-Judiciary
03-06-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-Judiciary
03-07-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-07-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-07-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 29/N: 1)
03-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 445 )
07-24-19 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
04-01-19 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Old Supreme Court Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
04-01-19 S Moved to deferred list S-Transportation, Technology & Leg.
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs


SB 230   
Hammer, Kim (R) Creates a statutory civil action for invasion of privacy, authorizing a person to bring suit for damages and injunctive relief against a person who improperly intrudes into his or her private affairs or publicizes the person in a false light.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-31-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
03-25-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-25-19 S Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed
04-08-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
04-12-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-Judiciary
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-12-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-Judiciary


SB 231   
Hammer, Kim (R) Redefines “public records” and the Freedom of Information Act to extend to a private entity expending a minimum of 20 percent of its time, resources and efforts in support of a government entity.
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 01-31-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and 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
02-28-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-27-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-27-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-12-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-State Agencies
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-12-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-State Agencies


SB 376   
Rapert, Jason (R)
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Authorizes the Code Revision Commission to make corrections to the constitution when the legislature passes Acts that amend its provisions, by majority vote of the commissioners. Requires a report be made to the House, Senate, and the Governor.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-18-19 S Filed
02-18-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
02-28-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-28-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
03-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-04-19 S On floor for consideration
03-04-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-04-19 S Emergency clause adopted
03-04-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-25-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-25-19 H Meeting cancelled for 03/25/19 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-27-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-27-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
03-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-28-19 H [H] 20190328/-1/17152 (16:49:22)
03-28-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 84/N: 2)
03-28-19 H Emergency clause adopted
04-01-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-04-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 694 )
04-04-19 G Effective date


SB 465   
Davis, Breanne (R)
Dotson, Jim (R)
Provides that cyclists participating in a cycling event or an outing with a cycling outfitter assume responsibility for the inherent risk. Lists exceptions for outfitter negligence such as knowingly providing an unsafe bicycle to a participant.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-04-19 S Filed
03-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
04-01-19 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment - Old Supreme Court Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
04-01-19 S Moved to deferred list S-Transportation, Technology & Leg.
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs


SB 469   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Dalby, Carol (R)
Provides immunity for owners of real property, landlords, and tenants with regard to criminal acts committed on the property by third parties.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-04-19 S Filed
03-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
03-06-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-06-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
03-07-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-07-19 S On floor for consideration
03-07-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-07-19 S Emergency clause adopted
03-07-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
03-12-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
03-13-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-13-19 H [H] 20190313/-1/16981 (15:13:38)
03-13-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 88/N: 2)
03-13-19 H Emergency clause adopted
03-14-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-18-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 496 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 521   
Hammer, Kim (R) Amends the Freedom of Information Act and the definition of public records contained therein to exclude identifying information of donors, potential donors, non-donors or individual donor amounts to a private foundation that receives public funds.
Position: Monitor-Opposed
Bill History: 03-08-19 S Filed
03-11-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
04-04-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-12-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-State Agencies
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-12-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-State Agencies


SB 543   
Irvin, Missy (R)
Petty, Rebecca (R)
Amends the Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act, requiring several liability to be determined after consideration of the fault of all persons or entities.
Position: Our Package
Bill History: 03-12-19 S Filed
03-12-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
03-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-20-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-20-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ...S-Judiciary
03-25-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-25-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
03-26-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-26-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
03-26-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-27-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-27-19 S On floor for consideration
03-27-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 30/N: 1)
03-27-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
04-02-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
04-02-19 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Judiciary


SB 544   
Irvin, Missy (R)
House, Douglas (R)
Changes post-judgment interest rates to an rate equal to the primary credit rate in effect on the judgment date plus two percent; sets the rate for an action on a contract at the rate provided by the contract unless it is less than the above rate.
Position: Our Package
Bill History: 03-12-19 S Filed
03-12-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
03-18-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-19-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
03-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-20-19 S On floor for consideration
03-20-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 23/N: 3)
03-20-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
04-02-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
04-02-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
04-03-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-03-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-04-19 H [H] 20190404/-1/17233 (15:18:12)
04-04-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 80/N: 4)
04-04-19 S Received from House as amended - Calendar
04-09-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-09-19 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
04-09-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 25/N: 8)
04-10-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 995 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 545   
Irvin, Missy (R)
Petty, Rebecca (R)
Limits the recovery of damages for necessary medical care, treatment or services to those costs actually paid by or on behalf of the plaintiff or which remain unpaid and for which the plaintiff or any third party is legally responsible.
Position: Our Package
Bill History: 03-12-19 S Filed
03-12-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
03-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-20-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
03-25-19 S Re-referred to committee S-Judiciary
03-26-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-08-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-Judiciary


SB 558   
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Repeals the validity of any contractual waiver of rights to a trial by jury, retroactive to March 18, 2018.
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 03-13-19 S Filed
03-13-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
03-25-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-25-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-26-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-26-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-27-19 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 4/N: 3)
04-01-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
04-03-19 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 3/N: 2)
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-Judiciary


SB 565   
Rapert, Jason (R) Provides that a statement of law in the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance does not constitute the public policy of this state if inconsistent with an Arkansas statute, common law or Arkansas case law.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-14-19 S Filed
03-14-19 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
03-19-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
03-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-20-19 S On floor for consideration
03-20-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 1)
03-20-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-25-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-25-19 H Meeting cancelled for 03/25/19 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-27-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-27-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
03-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-28-19 H [H] 20190328/-1/17152 (17:17:04)
03-28-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)
04-01-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-05-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 742 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 566   
Rapert, Jason (R) In the recovery of judicial benefits, provides that an insurer paying said benefits shall have a lien upon the recovery to the extent of the payment amount and grants a right of subrogation to the insurer in certain cases.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-14-19 S Filed
03-14-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
04-04-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-03-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-Insurance and Commerce
04-03-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-03-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-Insurance and Commerce


SJR 8   
Hester, Bart (R)
Eubanks, Jon (R)
A Constitutional Amendment to permit limits on awards of punitive and noneconomic damages in civil actions.
Position: Support
Bill History: 02-12-19 S Filed
02-12-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-21-19 S Meeting set for 7:00 a.m. - 2/21/19 ...S-State Agencies
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-State Agencies


SJR 18   
Elliott, Joyce (D)
Scott, Jamie (D)
Ratifying the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Position: Monitor-Opposed
Bill History: 03-04-19 S Filed
03-05-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-26-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-State Agencies


- End of Report -