ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Legal
06-10-2021 - 18:02:10

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HB 1020   
Love, Fred (D)
Hendren, Jim (I)
Creates a 20 percent sentencing enhancement for offenses committed due to victimís race, color, religion, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, homelessness, gender identity, sexual orientation, sex, disability or service in U.S. Armed Forces.
Companions:
SB 3 Hendren, Jim (Same As)
  4- 7-21 S Committee motion for Do Not Pass failed (Vote: N: 3/Y: 2)
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 12-02-20 H Filed
01-11-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
01-14-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary


HB 1027   
Cavenaugh, Frances (R)
Hill, Ricky (R)
Requires advertisement of the sale or removal of personal property from a self-service storage unit, stipulating that three independent bidders present meets the requirement of commercially reasonable advertising methods.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 12-15-20 H Filed
01-11-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
01-21-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
01-21-21 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-25-21 H Placed on the House calendar
01-25-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
01-26-21 H Placed on the House calendar
01-26-21 H On floor for consideration
01-21-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ommerce ...H-Insurance and Commerce
01-26-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 4)
01-26-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
02-11-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-10-21 S Meeting cancelled for 02/11/21 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-25-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-25-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-25-21 S Committee motion for D.P. as amended carried (Vote: Y: 5/N: 2)
02-25-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 of the Whole ...Senate Committee of the Whole
03-01-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-02-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-02-21 S On floor for consideration
03-02-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 30/N: 1)
03-02-21 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-10-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-10-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
03-11-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-21 H House concurred in Senate amendment 1
03-12-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-15-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 363 )


HB 1180   
Gonzales, Justin (R) Requires professional licensing entities to file any scope of practice rule with the House and Senate Public Health committees for mandatory review.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-14-21 H Filed
01-14-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-28-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-28-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-02-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-02-21 H [H] 20210202/-1/21067 (13:08:28)
02-02-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 88/N: 3)
02-02-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-01-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-01-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-22-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-22-21 S On floor for consideration
04-22-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 1)
04-23-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-27-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 960 )


HB 1280   
Haak, Delia (R)
Eads, Lance (R)
Authorizes municipal governing bodies to enter into executive session for the purpose of considering economic development projects and other investments. Allows the body's attorney to be present.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-26-21 H Filed
01-26-21 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-08-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-08-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-10-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-09-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-09-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-10-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
03-29-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-31-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-30-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-30-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-31-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-05-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-05-21 H [H] 20210405/-1/21471 (13:21:32)
04-05-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 54/N: 22)
04-05-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-08-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


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


HB 1367   
Penzo, Clint (R)
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Adjusts provisions for notarial certificates and for the form and manner required of a notary public and electronic notary public, retroactive to March 30, 2020 in response to COVID-19.
Companions:
SB 340 Ballinger, Bob (Same As)
  4-29-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1047)
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-01-21 H Filed
02-01-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-08-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-10-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-09-21 H Removed from committee agenda H-State Agencies
03-02-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-03-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-03-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
04-12-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-12-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-14-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-13-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-13-21 H Amendment 3 adopted
04-14-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-14-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 4 ...H-State Agencies
04-15-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-15-21 H Amendment 4 adopted
04-19-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-19-21 H On floor for consideration
04-19-21 H Failed (Vote: N: 50/Y: 18)


HB 1380   
Ray, David (R)
Gilmore, Ben (R)
Repeals the Arkansas Legal Insurance Act, which regulates contracts that provide specified legal services or reimbursement for legal expenses in consideration of a specified payment.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-02-21 H Filed
02-02-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
04-07-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-07-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
04-07-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-08-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-08-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-12-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-12-21 H [H] 20210412/-1/21539 (14:13:58)
04-12-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
04-12-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
04-22-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-21-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-Insurance and Commerce


HB 1435   
Smith, Brandt (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Creates the Arkansas Sovereignty Act declaring that federal laws that exceed the constitutional limits of the United States government, especially with regard to enumerated rights, are null and void.
Companions:
SB 298 Stubblefield, Gary (Same As)
  4-27-21 H Motion to table carried
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-08-21 H Filed
02-08-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-30-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
03-30-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 9/N: 9)
03-31-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-01-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-01-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-15-21 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary


HB 1465   
Dotson, Jim (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Requires licensing entities to consider the good moral character of an individual before issuing a license to the individual; defines good moral character as a history of honesty, fairness, etc.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 H Filed
02-10-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-04-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-04-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-04-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-04-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-08-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-08-21 H Amendments 1 & 2 adopted
03-09-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-09-21 H [H] 20210309/-1/21304 (13:49:46)
03-09-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 59/N: 23)
03-09-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-19-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-19-21 S Moved to deferred list S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1468   
Jett, Joe (R)
Johnson, Blake (R)
Creates the Independent Tax Appeals Commission within the Department of the Inspector General to resolve disputes between taxpayers and the Department of Finance and Administration.
Position: Our Package
Bill History: 02-10-21 H Filed
02-10-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
02-25-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-24-21 H Removed from committee agenda H-Revenue and Taxation
03-02-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-03-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-03-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-16-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
03-16-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-16-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 ation ...H-Revenue and Taxation
03-17-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-17-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-18-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-21 H [H] 20210318/-1/21374 (13:44:23)
03-18-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
03-18-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-30-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-30-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
03-30-21 S Re-referred to committee S-Revenue and Taxation
03-31-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
03-31-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Revenue and Taxation
04-01-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-01-21 S On floor for consideration
04-01-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-05-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-06-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 586 )


HB 1473   
Cloud, Joe (R) A Constitutional Amendment retroactively removing the authority of the Arkansas Racing Commission to issue a casino gaming license for Pope County.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 H Filed
02-10-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules


HB 1486   
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Clark, Alan (R)
Repeals and replaces the law concerning possession of a firearm in a private employer parking lot.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 H Filed
02-10-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-16-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary


HB 1487   
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Gilmore, Ben (R)
Creates civil immunity for damages or injuries caused by or resulting from exposure to COVID-19 on business premises.
Position: Support
Bill History: 02-10-21 H Filed
02-10-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-11-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
03-11-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
03-15-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-15-21 H [H] 20210315/-1/21342 (13:38:52)
03-15-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 79/N: 11)
03-15-21 H Emergency clause adopted
03-15-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
03-29-21 S Meeting set for 3:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-29-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
03-31-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-31-21 S On floor for consideration
03-31-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 1)
03-31-21 S Emergency clause adopted
04-01-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-05-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 559 )


HB 1508   
Brown, Karilyn (R)
Clark, Alan (R)
Makes various changes and specifications to criminal offenses associated with riots and protests, including against first responders; authorizes riot investigations; requires those arrested on riot charges to be held for 12 hours without release.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-22-21 H Filed
02-22-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-04-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-08-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-08-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-08-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-09-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-09-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-11-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-15-21 H Amendment 3 adopted
03-30-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
04-09-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-12-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-12-21 H Amendment 4 adopted
04-15-21 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
04-15-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 5 ...H-Judiciary
04-15-21 H 2 Amendment(s) Filed
04-19-21 H Amendments 5 & 6 adopted
04-19-21 H On floor for consideration
04-19-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 79/N: 0)
04-19-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
04-21-21 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate (five min.) - Roo ...S-Judiciary
04-21-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
04-22-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-22-21 S On floor for consideration
04-22-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 28/N: 5)
04-23-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-29-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1014 )


HB 1520   
Allen, Fred (D)
Chesterfield, Linda (D)
Provides that disqualification from an occupational license for certain criminal convictions is waived if the licensee completed the waiver requirements initially or held a license before enactment, whether or not the license had expired.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-22-21 H Filed
02-22-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-18-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-18-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-18-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-22-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-23-21 H Passed over on calendar
03-29-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-29-21 H Passed over on calendar
03-29-21 H Re-referred to committee H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-30-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-31-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-31-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
04-01-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-01-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-05-21 H [H] 20210405/-1/21471 (14:19:32)
04-05-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 77/N: 7)
04-05-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-12-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-12-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-14-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-14-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 1)
04-15-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-19-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 762 )


HB 1521   
McCollum, Austin (R)
Gilmore, Ben (R)
Codifies Executive Orders 20-18 and 20-34 related to the COVID-19 pandemic, holding healthcare providers immune from liability and exempt from specific licensing requirements for services provided during the emergency.
Position: Support
Bill History: 02-22-21 H Filed
02-22-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-25-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-25-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-01-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-01-21 H [H] 20210301/-1/21233 (13:37:48)
03-01-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 80/N: 12)
03-01-21 H Emergency clause adopted
03-01-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-02-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-03-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-10-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-10-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-11-21 S On floor for consideration
03-11-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-11-21 S Emergency clause adopted
03-12-21 S Re-referred to committee H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-23-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-23-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-29-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-29-21 H House concurred in Senate amendment 1
03-30-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-01-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 510 )


HB 1523   
Bentley, Mary (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Establishes enhanced punishment for persons committing violent crimes when it is held that the act of violence was undertaken with the purpose of preventing a person from exercising a constitutional right.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-22-21 H Filed
02-22-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-03-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-04-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-04-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-18-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-22-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-22-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
04-06-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
04-06-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed


HB 1563   
Gazaway, Jimmy (R) Establishes a civil eviction process, including provisions on notice, complaint requirements, jurisdiction, civil pleadings, etc.; prohibits certain terms and conditions in rental agreements; creates a duty that the landlord maintain habitable premises.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-24-21 H Filed
02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-08-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-10-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-09-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-09-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-17-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-17-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 ommerce ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-17-21 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended carried (Vote: Y: 11/N: 6)
03-17-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-18-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-22-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-22-21 H Passed over on calendar
03-23-21 H On floor for consideration
03-23-21 H Passed over on calendar
03-29-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-29-21 H Passed over on calendar
03-30-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-30-21 H Passed over on calendar
03-31-21 H Passed over on calendar
04-01-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-01-21 H Passed over on calendar


HB 1570   
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Clark, Alan (R)
Prohibits providing any of a list of gender transition procedures to persons who are gender nonconforming or experiencing gender dysphoria and who are under 18; prohibits public funding and health insurance for such procedures.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-25-21 H Filed
02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-01-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-02-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-07-21 H Amendment(s) Filed
03-08-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-09-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-09-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Carried (Vote: Y: 13/N: 4)
03-09-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-10-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-10-21 H [H] 20210310/-1/21305 (14:06:49)
03-10-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 70/N: 22)
03-10-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-29-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-21 S On floor for consideration
03-29-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 28/N: 7)
03-30-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-05-21 G Vetoed by the Governor
04-05-21 H Received in the House - Referred to calendar
04-06-21 H [H] 20210406/-1/21479 (13:13:45)
04-06-21 H House voted to override veto (Vote: Y: 72/N: 25)
04-06-21 S Senate voted to override veto (Vote: Y: 25/N: 8)


HB 1577   
Ladyman, Jack (R) Allows designated agents to create a qualified income trust to be composed of income of an applicant or recipient that is not to be considered for the purpose of determining eligibility for Medicaid.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-01-21 H Filed
03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-16-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
03-22-21 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Judiciary
03-22-21 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1619   
Boyd, Justin (R) Excludes prescription drugs from Schedule VI if they are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under the federal code for new drugs, unless the secretary of health objects.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-03-21 H Filed
03-03-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-16-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
03-16-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
03-17-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-17-21 H [H] 20210317/-1/21373 (15:26:21)
03-17-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
03-17-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
03-22-21 S Meeting set for 10:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-22-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
03-29-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-30-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-01-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 514 )


HB 1637   
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Garner, Trent (R)
Authorizes the General Assembly and legislative bodies to review executive orders issued by the President of the United States and take whatever actions are deemed necessary including referrals to the Attorney General for review.
Companions:
SB 469 Garner, Trent (Same As)
  4-19-21 H Withdrawn from further consideration
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-04-21 H Filed
03-04-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-11-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-15-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-15-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-17-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-17-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
03-18-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-21 H [H] 20210318/-1/21374 (14:07:12)
03-18-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 75/N: 3)
03-18-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
03-30-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-30-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
04-01-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-01-21 S On floor for consideration
04-01-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 27/N: 7)
04-05-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-08-21 G Law without signature (Act: 608 )


HB 1639   
Fortner, Jack (R) Extends the authority of county assessors to enter upon and personally inspect property to employees and independent contractors of the county assessorís office.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-04-21 H Filed
03-04-21 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-10-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-10-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-11-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-21 H [H] 20210311/-1/21327 (13:45:27)
03-11-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 80/N: 6)
03-11-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-16-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs


HB 1647   
Evans, Brian (R)
Hill, Ricky (R)
Requires an interactive computer service or social media platform to act in good faith when applying the terms of service, restricting or labeling content, restricting access, etc.; a violation is deemed an unfair and deceptive act or practice.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-04-21 H Filed
03-04-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-09-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-10-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-10-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-06-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-07-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-07-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
04-12-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-12-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-27-21 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Insurance and Commerce
04-27-21 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1667   
Furman, Tony (R) Requires all occupational licensing entities to recognize licenses from other states and grant licenses based on work experience in other states, if that state does not require a license, subject to qualifications placed on the licensee.
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 03-08-21 H Filed
03-08-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-11-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-15-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-16-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-17-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-17-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
04-01-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-01-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-06-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 H Moved to deferred list H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1720   
Dotson, Jim (R) Makes changes to the process of the adoption of rules required by newly enacted laws; requires the Bureau of Legislative Research to file a report after a session identifying required rules; authorizes exemption of agencies from promulgation of a rule.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-11-21 H Filed
03-11-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-17-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-17-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
03-18-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-21 H [H] 20210318/-1/21374 (14:10:53)
03-18-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
03-18-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
03-30-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-30-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
04-01-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-01-21 S On floor for consideration
04-01-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 1)
04-05-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-06-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 595 )


HB 1851   
Wing, Carlton (R) Expands the definition of 'safety sensitive position' with regard to regulations on medical marijuana to include a position involving working with confidential information of an employer or an employer's clients, customers, or others, etc.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-31-21 H Filed
03-31-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
04-14-21 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
04-13-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-30-21 H Removed from committee agenda H-Rules
04-14-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-14-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-22-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-22-21 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Rules
04-22-21 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1882   
Crawford, Cindy (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Provides that a person has a private cause of action against a government entity if the person encounters a member of the opposite sex in multi-occupancy restrooms or changing facilities if the entity gave permission to use the facilities; more.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-06-21 H Filed
04-06-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
04-12-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1883   
Christiansen, Craig (R) Prohibits municipalities from enacting a resolution or ordinance that terminates, bans, effectively bans or creates an undue hardship relating to the job or use of a working animal or animal enterprise in commerce, service, legal hunting, agriculture, etc
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-07-21 H Filed
04-07-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
04-12-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
04-12-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
04-13-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-13-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-13-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-13-21 H Re-referred to committee H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
04-14-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
04-14-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 restry, Economic Dev ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
04-14-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-19-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
04-19-21 H On floor for consideration
04-19-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 0)
04-19-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-22-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-22-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-26-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-26-21 S On floor for consideration
04-26-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 28/N: 3)
04-27-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-30-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1091 )


HB 1886   
Gazaway, Jimmy (R) Makes changes to laws governing access to medical records for a legal proceeding. Removes the process for doctors to withhold access to a patient's medical records. Provides for access to medical records in an electronic format.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-07-21 H Filed
04-07-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
04-15-21 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
04-15-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
04-15-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-19-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-19-21 H On floor for consideration
04-19-21 H Failed (Vote: N: 26/Y: 46)
04-19-21 H Motion to expunge vote failed


HB 1926   
Meeks, Stephen (R) Makes various provisions for transactions involving virtual currency for the purposes of the Uniform Commercial Code and clarifies the rights of purchasers who obtain control of virtual currency under the Uniform Commercial Code.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-14-21 H Filed
04-14-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
04-21-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-21-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
04-22-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-22-21 H On floor for consideration
04-22-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 81/N: 6)
04-26-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
04-27-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-27-21 S On floor for consideration
04-27-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 26/N: 6)
04-28-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-30-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1078 )


HJR1014   
Johnson, Lee (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
A Constitutional Amendment authorizing the General Assembly to enact laws limiting the amount of punitive and noneconomic damages that may be awarded for each claimant in actions for injuries to persons or property.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 H Filed
02-10-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-15-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-15-21 H On agenda for committee discussion ...H-State Agencies


HJR1015   
Dotson, Jim (R)
Ballinger, Bob (R)
A Constitutional Amendment authorizing the General Assembly, by three-fifths vote, to prescribe rules of pleading, practice, procedure, and evidence for all courts.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 H Filed
02-10-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-08-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-08-21 H On agenda for committee discussion ...H-State Agencies


HJR1020   
Miller, Josh (R) A Constitutional Amendment relating to fines and restrictions for frivolous lawsuits. (Shell resolution)
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 H Filed
02-10-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-15-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-15-21 H On agenda for committee discussion ...H-State Agencies
03-15-21 H Removed from committee agenda H-State Agencies
03-17-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HJR1021   
Flowers, Vivian (D) A Constitutional Amendment removing the provision that allows slavery and indentured servitude as punishment for a crime.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 H Filed
02-10-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-03-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-04-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-04-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-10-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-10-21 H On agenda for committee discussion ...H-State Agencies
03-09-21 H Removed from committee agenda H-State Agencies
03-09-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-11-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-15-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-15-21 H On agenda for committee discussion ...H-State Agencies
03-17-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HJR1023   
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
A Constitutional Amendment declaring that right of citizens of Arkansas to keep and bear arms may not be denied or infringed by the state or any political subdivision of the state.
Companions:
SJR 13 Rapert, Jason (Same As)
  4-15-21 S Amendment 2 adopted
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 H Filed
02-10-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-15-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-15-21 H On agenda for committee discussion ...H-State Agencies


HJR1024   
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Rapert, Jason (R)
A Constitutional Amendment declaring that government may burden a person's freedom of religion only when in a compelling government interest for which the burden is the least restrictive means of furthering that interest.
Companions:
SJR 14 Rapert, Jason (Same As)
  4-27-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 H Filed
02-10-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-15-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-15-21 H On agenda for committee discussion ...H-State Agencies


HJR1025   
Gazaway, Jimmy (R) A Constitutional Amendment declaring that the citizens of Arkansas, acting as jurors, have the sole authority to determine the amount of compensation owed for, or civil penalty imposed because of, injuries to private property.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 H Filed
02-10-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-15-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-15-21 H On agenda for committee discussion ...H-State Agencies


SB 3   
Hendren, Jim (I)
Love, Fred (D)
Creates a 20 percent sentencing enhancement for offenses committed due to victimís race, color, religion, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, homelessness, gender identity, sexual orientation, sex, disability or service in U.S. Armed Forces.
Companions:
HB 1020 Love, Fred (Same As)
  1-14-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A, H-Judiciary
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 11-16-20 S Filed
01-11-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
04-07-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
04-07-21 S Committee motion for Do Not Pass failed (Vote: N: 3/Y: 2)


SB 11   
Sullivan, Dan (R)
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Authorizes corporations and state banks to conduct shareholder meetings remotely.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 12-16-20 S Filed
01-11-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
02-01-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-02-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-02-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-04-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-04-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
02-08-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-08-21 S On floor for consideration
02-08-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-08-21 S Emergency clause adopted
02-08-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
02-24-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
02-24-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
02-25-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-21 H [H] 20210225/-1/21226 (13:52:05)
02-25-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
02-25-21 H Emergency clause adopted
03-01-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-04-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 253 )


SB 14   
Sullivan, Dan (R)
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Authorizes remote procedures for the execution of documents by a notary public under emergency declarations.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 12-16-20 S Filed
01-11-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-08-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-05-21 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 16   
Sullivan, Dan (R)
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Amends the Workers' Compensation Law as it applies to employers, employees and first responders under COVID-19.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 12-16-20 S Filed
01-11-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-05-21 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 17   
Sullivan, Dan (R)
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Provides civil immunity to businesses that remain open during COVID-19 and act in good faith while attempting to comply with health and safety directives issued by the Governor or the Secretary of Health.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 12-16-20 S Filed
01-11-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-05-21 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 72   
Sturch, James (R) Provides that a conviction or plea of guilty or nolo contendere to a nonviolent and nonsexual offense that is at least 10 years old will not disqualify a person from obtaining a license to teach or employment as nonlicensed school personnel.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-08-21 S Filed
01-11-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
01-27-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Education
01-27-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
01-28-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-28-21 S On floor for consideration
01-28-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
01-28-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
02-25-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Education
03-16-21 S Motion to recall from House carried
03-17-21 H Returned to the Senate
04-15-21 H Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 145   
Gilmore, Ben (R)
Beaty, Howard (R)
Makes changes to the Emergency Management Assistance Compact in compliance with the national standard, stating that the Governor is not obligated under the compact to send requested assistance and amending liability provisions.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-19-21 S Filed
01-19-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
01-21-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m.. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
01-21-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
01-26-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-26-21 S On floor for consideration
01-26-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 20/N: 14)
01-26-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
02-01-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-01-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
02-02-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-02-21 H [H] 20210202/-1/21067 (13:31:36)
02-02-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
02-02-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-04-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 71 )


SB 173   
Rice, Terry (R)
Maddox, John (R)
Adds food processing and manufacturing facilities and correctional facilities to the definition of 'critical infrastructure' for the purposes of excluding unlawful use of an unmanned aircraft or drone from certain installations.
Position: Support
Bill History: 01-21-21 S Filed
01-21-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
01-25-21 S Amendment(s) Filed
01-26-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-26-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
01-27-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
01-27-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
01-28-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-28-21 S On floor for consideration
01-28-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
01-28-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
02-09-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
02-09-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
02-10-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-10-21 H [H] 20210210/-1/21137 (14:15:35)
02-10-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 2)
02-23-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 140 )


SB 177   
Clark, Alan (R) Defines property owned or operated by a public utility as a 'vital public facility or essential infrastructure'; makes impairing or disrupting such an installation a Class C felony, or a Class B felony if it results in death.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-21-21 S Filed
01-21-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary


SB 193   
Sullivan, Dan (R)
Womack, Richard (R)
Prohibits state entities from discriminating against, or granting preferential treatment to, an individual or group on the basis of race, gender, color, ethnicity or national origin in matters of employment, public education and state procurement.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-25-21 S Filed
01-25-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-04-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-08-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-08-21 S Amendment 1 adopted


SB 194   
Sullivan, Dan (R)
Milligan, Jon (R)
Expands the Freedom of Information Act to permit copying public documents by taking a photograph of them.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-25-21 S Filed
01-25-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
01-28-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-01-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-01-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-04-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-08-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-08-21 S Amendment 2 adopted
02-23-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supeme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-23-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-24-21 S On floor for consideration
02-24-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-01-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
03-03-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-03-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
03-04-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-04-21 H [H] 20210304/-1/21283 (13:39:59)
03-04-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
03-08-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-09-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 310 )


SB 195   
Sullivan, Dan (R)
Womack, Richard (R)
Extends the entities subject to Freedom of Information Act provisions to include those whose primary purpose is providing direct support to a governmental agency or public entity financially or with in-kind value of $1,000,000+.
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 01-25-21 S Filed
01-25-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
01-28-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-01-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-01-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-08-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-09-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-09-21 S Amendment 2 adopted
02-09-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-10-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-10-21 S Amendment 3 adopted
02-23-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-24-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-25-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-24-21 S Amendment 4 adopted


SB 196   
Sullivan, Dan (R)
Milligan, Jon (R)
In Freedom of Information Act enforcement actions, provides that the plaintiff may be awarded attorney's fees and litigation expenses if he or she, after filing suit, has obtained a significant or material portion of the requested public information.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-25-21 S Filed
01-25-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
01-28-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-01-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-01-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-11-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-11-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 ...S-State Agencies
03-11-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-15-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-15-21 S Amendment 2 adopted
03-16-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-16-21 S On floor for consideration
03-16-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 1)
03-16-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
03-31-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-31-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
04-01-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-01-21 H [H] 20210401/-1/21460 (14:27:39)
04-01-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)
04-05-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-06-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 572 )


SB 208   
Sullivan, Dan (R)
Bentley, Mary (R)
Redefines a 'meeting' for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act as a gathering of two or more persons in which any matter relating to a public entity is discussed in person, by telephone, electronically or by other means of communication
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 01-26-21 S Filed
01-26-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
01-28-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-01-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-01-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-08-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-09-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-09-21 S Amendment 2 adopted
02-22-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-23-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-23-21 S Amendment 3 adopted
02-23-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-24-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-25-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-24-21 S Amendment 4 adopted
04-20-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-21-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-21-21 S Amendment 5 adopted
04-21-21 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 254   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Provides that a firm, person or corporation is not liable for penalties for Health Dept. violations due to the behavior of a patron or customer during the COVID-19 emergency, nor is there a requirement to regulate the behavior of a patron or customer.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-02-21 S Filed
02-02-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-03-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-04-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-04-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-08-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-08-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-09-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-09-21 S On floor for consideration
02-09-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 1)
02-09-21 S Emergency clause adopted
02-09-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-09-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-09-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-10-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-10-21 H [H] 20210310/-1/21305 (14:44:55)
03-10-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 74/N: 16)
03-10-21 H Emergency clause adopted
03-11-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-17-21 G Law without signature (Act: 401 )


SB 255   
Irvin, Missy (R) Defines recoverable damages for necessary medical care, treatment or services as only those costs actually paid by or on behalf of the plaintiff or that remain unpaid and for which the plaintiff or any third party is legally responsible.
Position: Our Package
Bill History: 02-02-21 S Filed
02-02-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary


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


SB 298   
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Smith, Brandt (R)
Creates the Arkansas Sovereignty Act declaring that federal laws that exceed the constitutional limits of the United States government, especially with regard to enumerated rights, are null and void.
Companions:
HB 1435 Smith, Brandt (Same As)
  4-15-21 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A, H-Judiciary
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-08-21 S Filed
02-08-21 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-23-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-22-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-04-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-03-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-16-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-17-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-17-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-30-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-30-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-31-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-31-21 S On floor for consideration
03-31-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 28/N: 7)
03-31-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
04-13-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
04-13-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
04-15-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-15-21 H [H] 20210415/-1/21587 (15:07:42)
04-15-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 76/N: 18)
04-19-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-23-21 G Vetoed by the Governor
04-26-21 G Motion to reconsider carried (Vote: Y: 19/N: 13)
04-26-21 G Motion for immediate consideration failed
04-26-21 S Senate voted to override veto (Vote: Y: 21/N: 12)
04-26-21 H Received in the House - Referred to calendar
04-27-21 H On floor for consideration
04-27-21 H Motion to table carried


SB 305   
Caldwell, Ronald (R)
Holcomb, Mike (R)
Raises the threshold for required observation by registered professionals for public property projects from $25,000 to $50,000 and from $35,000 to $50,000 for other award procedures; sets forth procedures for emergency contracts.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-09-21 S Filed
02-09-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-11-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-10-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-11-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-11-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-11-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-15-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-15-21 S On floor for consideration
03-15-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 28/N: 4)
03-15-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
03-17-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-17-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
03-18-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-21 H [H] 20210318/-1/21374 (14:58:59)
03-18-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 81/N: 6)
03-24-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 440 )


SB 312   
Johnson, Blake (R)
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Requires a foreign person who makes a report under the federal Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act to also file a copy with the Arkansas Department of Agriculture. Imposes a civil penalty for noncompliance.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 S Filed
02-10-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-02-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-02-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-02-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-03-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-03-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-04-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-04-21 S On floor for consideration
03-04-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 1)
03-04-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-23-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-29-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-05-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
04-05-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-14-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
04-15-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-19-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
04-19-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
04-19-21 H Removed from committee agenda H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
04-19-21 H Meeting set for 5:20 p.m. - Room 151 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
04-19-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
04-20-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-20-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-20-21 H Amendment 3 adopted
04-20-21 H Re-referred to committee H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
04-21-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
04-21-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
04-22-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-22-21 H On floor for consideration
04-22-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 0)
04-27-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-27-21 S Senate concurred in House amendment
04-27-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 1)
04-27-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-29-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1046 )


SB 340   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Penzo, Clint (R)
Creates an online notarial process, authorizing a notary public to notarize signatures virtually. Requires an audiovisual recording and electronic signature of a person whose identity the notary can verify using approved communication technology.
Companions:
HB 1367 Penzo, Clint (Same As)
  4-19-21 H Failed (Vote: N: 50/Y: 18)
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-22-21 S Filed
02-22-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-08-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-09-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-09-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-08-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-08-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...S-State Agencies
04-08-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-13-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-13-21 S Amendment 2 adopted
04-14-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-14-21 S On floor for consideration
04-14-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 1)
04-14-21 S Emergency clause adopted
04-14-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
04-21-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-21-21 H Committee motion to amend failed
04-26-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-26-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-State Agencies
04-26-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-26-21 H Motion to suspend rules carried
04-26-21 H Motion to place on second reading carried
04-26-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-26-21 H [H] 20210426/-1/21678 (15:27:50)
04-26-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
04-26-21 H Emergency clause adopted
04-26-21 S Received from House as amended - Calendar
04-27-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-27-21 S Senate concurred in House amendment
04-27-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 1)
04-27-21 S Emergency clause adopted
04-27-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-29-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1047 )


SB 341   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Dotson, Jim (R)
Prohibits some public employers from recognizing a labor union or other public employee association as a bargaining agent of public employees. Exempts local governments, firefighters, law enforcement, and public transit employees.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-22-21 S Filed
02-22-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-24-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-03-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-04-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-04-21 S Amendment 1 withdrawn
03-04-21 S Amendment 2 adopted
03-08-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-08-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-09-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-09-21 S On floor for consideration
03-09-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 24/N: 6)
03-09-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-10-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-11-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-16-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-16-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-16-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-18-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-22-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-22-21 H [H] 20210322/-1/21386 (13:58:35)
03-22-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 62/N: 22)
03-22-21 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-31-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-05-21 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1 & 2
04-05-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 21/N: 6)
04-06-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-08-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 612 )


SB 399   
Flippo, Scott (R)
Jean, Lane (R)
Changes record keeping procedures for mandatory state contract approvals.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-25-21 S Filed
02-25-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-09-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-09-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-10-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-10-21 S Passed over on calendar
03-11-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-11-21 S On floor for consideration
03-11-21 S Re-referred to committee S-State Agencies


SB 400   
Flippo, Scott (R)
Jean, Lane (R)
Clarifies that a state agency solicitation protest must be submitted by the first of either the day on which the contract is awarded or the day the notice of anticipation to award the contract is posted.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-25-21 S Filed
02-25-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-09-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-09-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-10-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-10-21 S Passed over on calendar
03-11-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-11-21 S On floor for consideration
03-11-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-11-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
03-17-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-17-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
03-18-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-21 H [H] 20210318/-1/21374 (15:00:41)
03-18-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
03-25-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 487 )


SB 417   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Richmond, Marcus (R)
Exempts felonies related to the regulation of business practices from the prohibition against felons possessing firearms.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-01-21 S Filed
03-01-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
03-10-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-10-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-10-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...S-Judiciary
03-11-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-11-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-15-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-15-21 S On floor for consideration
03-15-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 2)
03-15-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
03-17-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-18-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-01-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
04-01-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
04-06-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-06-21 H [H] 20210406/-1/21479 (14:45:16)
04-06-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 87/N: 1)
04-06-21 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-State Agencies
04-07-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
04-07-21 S Senate concurred in House amendment
04-08-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-12-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 631 )


SB 456   
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Fite, Lanny (R)
Increases procurement bidding thresholds for purchases and contracts of cities and counties; provides for adjusting thresholds based on the Consumer Price Index at five-year intervals. Amends provisions for specific commodities purchases.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-02-21 S Filed
03-02-21 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-09-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-09-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-10-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-10-21 S On floor for consideration
03-10-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 1)
03-10-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-17-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-17-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-18-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-21 H [H] 20210318/-1/21374 (15:11:44)
03-18-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 74/N: 15)
03-24-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 435 )


SB 461   
Garner, Trent (R) Requires original equipment manufacturer of farm equipment to make available on reasonable terms any documentation, tools, or parts, including software updates, necessary to maintain or repair the equipment.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-03-21 S Filed
03-03-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-09-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-19-21 S Referred to interim committee opment ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
06-08-21 S Assigned study proposal number - see ISP 72


SB 467   
Garner, Trent (R) Permits an emergency medical technician to carry a concealed handgun at any time without a license to carry a concealed firearm.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-04-21 S Filed
03-04-21 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-11-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-15-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-15-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-06-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-06-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-07-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-07-21 S On floor for consideration
04-07-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 30/N: 4)
04-07-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
04-20-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
04-20-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
04-21-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-21-21 H [H] 20210421/-1/21637 (14:47:34)
04-21-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 80/N: 4)
04-22-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-27-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 948 )


SB 469   
Garner, Trent (R)
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Authorizes the General Assembly and legislative bodies to review executive orders issued by the President of the United States and take whatever actions are deemed necessary including referrals to the Attorney General for review.
Companions:
HB 1637 Vaught, DeAnn (Same As)
  4- 8-21 G Law without signature (Act: 608)
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-04-21 S Filed
03-04-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-11-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-11-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...S-State Agencies
03-11-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-15-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-15-21 S Amendment adopted
03-16-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-16-21 S On floor for consideration
03-16-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 26/N: 6)
03-16-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
04-19-21 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-State Agencies
04-19-21 H Returned to the Senate
04-19-21 H Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 470   
Dismang, Jonathan (R)
Evans, Brian (R)
Creates the Online Marketplace Consumer Inform act to regulate high-volume third-party sellers by requiring the sellers to provide banking and contact information to the online marketplaces on which they enter into sales with consumers.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-04-21 S Filed
03-04-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-16-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-16-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
03-17-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-17-21 S On floor for consideration
03-17-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-17-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-22-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-22-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
03-29-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-29-21 H [H] 20210329/-1/21419 (15:42:00)
03-29-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 68/N: 14)
03-30-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-05-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 555 )


SB 476   
Tucker, Clarke (D) Requires a court to seal court records relating to actions for eviction, upon a motion by a defendant, when the eviction was based on nonpayment of rent that was due to COVID-19.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-04-21 S Filed
03-04-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
04-21-21 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate (five min.) - Roo ...S-Judiciary
04-21-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...S-Judiciary
04-21-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-22-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-22-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-22-21 S On floor for consideration
04-22-21 S Failed (Vote: N: 11/Y: 12)
04-22-21 S Emergency clause failed
04-22-21 S Motion to expunge vote carried
04-22-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 20/N: 6)
04-22-21 S Emergency clause failed
04-23-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
04-26-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
04-26-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-27-21 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
04-27-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
04-27-21 H [H] 20210427/-1/21702 (16:01:18)
04-27-21 H Failed (Vote: N: 48/Y: 26)


SB 577   
Tucker, Clarke (D) Amends the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993, adding age discrimination and replacing gender discrimination with sex discrimination.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-18-21 S Filed
03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
04-26-21 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
04-27-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-27-21 S Referred to interim committee ...S-Judiciary
06-08-21 S Assigned study proposal number - see ISP 84


SB 601   
Dismang, Jonathan (R) Creates the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act and repeals the Small Business Entity Tax Pass Through Act.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-23-21 S Filed
03-29-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
04-01-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-01-21 S Meeting cancelled for 04/01/21 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-06-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-05-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-Insurance and Commerce
04-08-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-07-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-Insurance and Commerce
04-15-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-14-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-Insurance and Commerce
04-20-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-20-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ommerce ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-20-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-21-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-21-21 S Motion to suspend rules place on calendar carried
04-21-21 S On floor for consideration
04-21-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-21-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
04-26-21 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-26-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
04-27-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-27-21 H [H] 20210427/-1/21702 (14:51:26)
04-27-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
04-27-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-29-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1041 )


SB 622   
Hickey, Jimmy (R)
Shepherd, Matthew (R)
Authorizes the state to pursue delayed release of a person who has committed a serious felony in which the victim was purposely selected because they belong to a specific group or class of shared characteristics.
Position: Support
Bill History: 04-01-21 S Filed
04-01-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
04-05-21 S Meeting set for 3:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
04-05-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-05-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...S-Judiciary
04-06-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-06-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-07-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-07-21 S On floor for consideration
04-07-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 22/N: 7)
04-07-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
04-08-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
04-07-21 H Set for special order of business on 4/8/21
04-08-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
04-12-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-12-21 H [H] 20210412/-1/21539 (15:35:19)
04-12-21 H Motion to return to committee failed (Vote: N: 34/Y: 61)
04-12-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 65/N: 26)
04-13-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 681 )


SB 627   
Garner, Trent (R) Places limitations on the content of state agency employee training based on a given definition of divisive concepts. Applies a provision to all contracts that requires a statement by the contractor that they will abstain from certain training concepts.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-01-21 S Filed
04-01-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
04-06-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-06-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
04-07-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-07-21 S Passed over on calendar
04-08-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-08-21 S Passed over on calendar
04-21-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-21-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-21-21 S Motion to suspend rules to place on second reading carried
04-21-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-21-21 S Re-referred to committee S-State Agencies
04-22-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-22-21 S On floor for consideration
04-22-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 20/N: 6)
04-22-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
04-26-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-26-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
04-27-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-27-21 H [H] 20210427/-1/21702 (14:45:31)
04-27-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 72/N: 19)
04-27-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
05-03-21 G Law without signature (Act: 1100 )


SB 646   
Elliott, Joyce (D)
Flowers, Vivian (D)
Temporarily extends the statute of limitations for all civil actions by 24 months if they occurred after the date the Governor issued his Executive Order 20-03 establishing the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 04-07-21 S Filed
04-07-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary


SB 651   
Leding, Greg (D) Restricts a corporation's political activity to those actions approved by 75 percent of the shareholders and 75 percent of the directors of the corporation.
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 04-07-21 S Filed
04-07-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
04-22-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-21-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-Insurance and Commerce


SB 653   
Leding, Greg (D) Requires at least two-fifths of the directors of any corporation with over $50 million gross revenue to be elected by the employees of the corporation using an election process.
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 04-07-21 S Filed
04-07-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
04-22-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-21-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-Insurance and Commerce


SB 665   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Places limitations on the enforcement of covenant not to compete agreements and narrows the definition of the protectable business interest of the employer.
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 04-09-21 S Filed
04-12-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
04-20-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-19-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-Insurance and Commerce


SB 706   
Ballinger, Bob (R) Excludes the Arkansas Department of Transportation and the State Highway Commissions from provisions placing restrictions on the use of eminent domain by a state agency for public use.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-21-21 S Filed
04-21-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
04-21-21 S Committee motion to suspend rules carried
04-21-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
04-22-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-22-21 S On floor for consideration
04-22-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 29/N: 3)
04-23-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
04-26-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
04-26-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
04-27-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-27-21 H [H] 20210427/-1/21702 (14:41:00)
04-27-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 85/N: 1)
04-27-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-29-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1044 )


SJR 7   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Dotson, Jim (R)
A Constitutional Amendment providing that, by a three-fifths vote of each house, the General Assembly may prescribe rules of pleading, practice, procedure and evidence for all courts thereby superseding the rules of the Arkansas Supreme Court.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 S Filed
02-10-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies


SJR 8   
Irvin, Missy (R)
Johnson, Lee (R)
A Constitutional Amendment empowering the General Assembly to enact laws limiting the amount of punitive damages and noneconomic damages that may be awarded for each claimant in civil actions.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 S Filed
02-10-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies


SJR 9   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Dotson, Jim (R)
A Constitutional Amendment providing that, by a three-fifths vote of each house, the General Assembly may prescribe rules of pleading, practice, procedure and evidence for all courts thereby superseding the rules of the Arkansas Supreme Court.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 S Filed
02-10-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-16-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies


SJR 11   
Leding, Greg (D)
Richardson, Jay (D)
A Constitutional Amendment creating an implied warranty of habitability in Arkansas, decriminalizing failure to pay rent and refusal to vacate and prohibiting certain terms and conditions of rental agreements; more.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 S Filed
02-10-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies


SJR 13   
Rapert, Jason (R)
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
A Constitutional Amendment ensuring citizens of the state a fundamental right to keep and bear arms for their common and individual defense and for hunting and recreational purposes and prohibiting infringement by state entities.
Companions:
HJR1023 Gazaway, Jimmy (Same As)
  3-15-21 H On agenda for committee discussion, H-State Agencies
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 S Filed
02-10-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-23-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-22-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-23-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-23-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-13-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-13-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...S-State Agencies
04-13-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-15-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-15-21 S Amendment 2 adopted


SJR 14   
Rapert, Jason (R)
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
A Constitutional Amendment prohibiting government from burdening one's freedom of religion absent a demonstration that the burden advances a compelling government interest and is the least restrictive means of furthering that interest.
Companions:
HJR1024 Gazaway, Jimmy (Same As)
  3-15-21 H On agenda for committee discussion, H-State Agencies
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 S Filed
02-10-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-23-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-22-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-23-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-23-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-13-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-13-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
04-22-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-22-21 S Passed over on calendar
04-22-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-22-21 S Motion to suspend rules for purpose of amendment carried
04-22-21 S Amendment 2 adopted
04-22-21 S Adopted (Vote: Y: 27/N: 4)
04-22-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
04-26-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-23-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
04-26-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
04-27-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-27-21 H [H] 20210427/-1/21702 (12:02:09)
04-27-21 H Resolution concurred (Vote: Y: 75/N: 19)
04-27-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor


SJR 17   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Gonzales, Justin (R)
A Constitutional Amendment to amend laws concerning a review of the constitutionality of certain federal actions prior to their implementation (Shell resolution).
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 S Filed
02-10-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies


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