ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Miscellaneous
05-05-2021 - 16:18:32

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HB 1017   
Rye, Johnny (R) Provides that the General Assembly intends to adopt Daylight Saving Time permanently as soon as federal law is amended to permit that action and all border states have declared their intention to do so.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 12-02-20 H Filed
01-11-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-01-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-02-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-03-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-03-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
02-08-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-08-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
02-09-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-09-21 H [H] 20210209/-1/21117 (13:23:40)
02-09-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 71/N: 5)
02-09-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
03-09-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...S-State Agencies
03-09-21 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
03-30-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-30-21 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed


HB 1051   
Eubanks, Jon (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Requires private security agencies to display the company name and state licensing number on all advertising materials.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 12-18-20 H Filed
01-11-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-20-21 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-21-21 H Placed on the House calendar
01-21-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
01-25-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
01-25-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
01-26-21 H Placed on the House calendar
01-26-21 H On floor for consideration
01-26-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 97/N: 0)
01-26-21 H Emergency clause adopted
01-26-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
01-28-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
01-28-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-01-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-01-21 S On floor for consideration
02-01-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-01-21 S Emergency clause adopted
02-01-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-04-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 61 )


HB 1188   
Meeks, Stephen (R)
Davis, Breanne (R)
Exempts installation of a security device on property owned by the person monitoring the device from the Private Security Agency, Private Investigator, and School Security Licensing and Credentialing Act.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-14-21 H Filed
01-14-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-27-21 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-28-21 H Placed on the House calendar
01-28-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-04-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-04-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-08-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-08-21 H On floor for consideration
02-08-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 98/N: 0)
02-08-21 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
03-17-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-17-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-18-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-21 S On floor for consideration
03-18-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-18-21 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-06-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-06-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-07-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-07-21 H House concurred in Senate amendment 1
04-08-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-12-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 660 )


HB 1264   
Pilkington, Aaron (R)
Davis, Breanne (R)
Expands the exemptions to licensing requirements for architects, to include projects and properties up to $250,000 in cumulative and fair market value, and public works observation of architectural projects up to $250,000.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-25-21 H Filed
01-25-21 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
03-15-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-16-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-16-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-22-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-22-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 d Local Affairs ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-22-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-23-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-23-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-29-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-29-21 H [H] 20210329/-1/21419 (13:26:49)
03-29-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 2)
03-29-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
03-30-21 S Meeting set for Room 171 - 9:30 a.m. ...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: 32/N: 3)
04-01-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-05-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 568 )


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 1315   
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Hill, Ricky (R)
Creates the State Meat Inspection Program to provide inspection for livestock and livestock carcasses in slaughterhouses that are not commercial plants subject to federal inspection.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-27-21 H Filed
01-27-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
02-01-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-02-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-03-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
02-02-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-03-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
02-04-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-04-21 H [H] 20210204/-1/21086 (13:53:42)
02-04-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
02-04-21 H Emergency clause adopted
02-04-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-02-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-02-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-02-21 S Re-referred to committee S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-04-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-08-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-08-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-09-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-09-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Agriculture and Economic Development
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: 34/N: 0)
03-11-21 S Emergency clause adopted
03-11-21 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic De
03-11-21 H Re-referred to committee H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-17-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-17-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-18-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-21 H House concurred in Senate amendment 1
03-23-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 418 )


HB 1349   
Warren, Les (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Establishes the Every Arkansan Retirement Plan Opportunity, a multiple-employer voluntary retirement savings plan for eligible employees of participating eligible employers as defined.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-29-21 H Filed
02-01-21 H Introduced and referred to Joint Retirement
03-08-21 H Meeting set for 8:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...Joint Retirement
03-08-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ...Joint Retirement
03-08-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-09-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-09-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-10-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-10-21 H [H] 20210310/-1/21305 (13:21:35)
03-10-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 3)
03-10-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to calendar
03-11-21 S On floor for consideration
03-11-21 S Failed (Vote: N: 9/Y: 15)
03-11-21 S Clincher motion failed
03-11-21 S Motion to expunge vote carried
04-20-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-20-21 S On floor for consideration
04-20-21 S Failed (Vote: N: 11/Y: 17)
04-20-21 S Motion to expunge vote carried
04-20-21 S Passed over on calendar
04-22-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-22-21 S On floor for consideration
04-22-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 19/N: 14)
04-22-21 S Motion to sound ballot carried
04-22-21 S Failed (Vote: N: 14/Y: 17)
04-22-21 S Motion to expunge vote carried
04-26-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-26-21 S Passed over on calendar
04-27-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-27-21 S Passed over on calendar


HB 1353   
Haak, Delia (R)
Bledsoe, Cecile (R)
Further restricts advertising related to medical marijuana facilities and dispensaries by prohibiting the use of a cross of any color, a caduceus or any other symbol commonly associated with the practice of medicine, pharmacy, etc.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-01-21 H Filed
02-01-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
02-10-21 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
02-10-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-10-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-Rules
02-22-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-22-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-23-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-23-21 H [H] 20210223/-1/21171 (13:05:37)
02-23-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 78/N: 9)
02-23-21 S Received in the Senate - 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
03-09-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-10-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-10-21 S On floor for consideration
03-10-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 1)
03-11-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-15-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 342 )


HB 1354   
Cavenaugh, Frances (R)
English, Jane (R)
Prohibits gifts from lobbyists to cabinet-level department secretaries, state government directors, senior executives and administrative heads of agencies; authorizes the Ethics Commission to implement related rules.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-01-21 H Filed
02-01-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
02-10-21 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
02-23-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-24-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-24-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-10-21 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules


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 1378   
Penzo, Clint (R) Makes non-immigrants who are legally admitted to the U.S. Under the Compact of Free Association islands eligible to obtain occupational or professional licenses.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-02-21 H Filed
02-02-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1423   
Perry, Mark (D) Allows applicants for retail beer and on premises beer and wine licenses to meet the residency requirement if they designate a representative who lives within 35 miles of the premises or within the county.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-04-21 H Filed
02-04-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules


HB 1460   
Womack, Richard (R)
Garner, Trent (R)
Prohibits cities, counties, and other political subdivisions from proposing and enforcing the regulation of a trade, occupation, or profession other than to the extent expressly authorized by the General Assembly.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-09-21 H Filed
02-09-21 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
03-03-21 H Removed from committee agenda H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-11-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-11-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-11-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-15-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-16-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-16-21 H [H] 20210316/-1/21346 (13:29:14)
03-16-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
03-16-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-29-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-29-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
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: 0)
04-01-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-05-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 567 )


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 1467   
Wardlaw, Jeff (R) Repeals the Arkansas Lifeline Individual Effort Corporation Act.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-10-21 H Filed
02-10-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
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 H-Insurance and Commerce
03-18-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-21 H [H] 20210318/-1/21374 (14:01:31)
03-18-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
04-06-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
04-13-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-13-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
04-15-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-15-21 S On floor for consideration
04-15-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-16-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-20-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 805 )


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 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 1575   
Eubanks, Jon (R) Removes extrusion and cooking for swine feed from the list of acceptable means of disposing of fowl carcasses that the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission may specify by rule as acceptable methods for disposal.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-26-21 H Filed
03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-10-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-10-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-11-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-21 H Passed over on calendar
03-15-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-15-21 H Passed over on calendar
03-15-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-16-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-16-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-22-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-22-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-29-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-29-21 H [H] 20210329/-1/21419 (13:12:22)
03-29-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 1)
03-29-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-08-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-08-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-12-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-12-21 S On floor for consideration
04-12-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-13-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-14-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 716 )


HB 1582   
Hodges, Monte (D) Authorizes the Arkansas State Medical Board to offer a multiyear license or registration for a two-year period after the person requesting the option provides required information and pays fees for two years.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-01-21 H Filed
03-01-21 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 Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-22-21 H [H] 20210322/-1/21386 (13:49:42)
03-22-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 97/N: 0)
03-22-21 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
04-15-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-15-21 S On floor for consideration
04-15-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-16-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-20-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 803 )


HB 1622   
Gray, Michelle (R)
Flippo, Scott (R)
Gives local law enforcement agencies concurrent jurisdiction with the Attorney General and the Department of Human Services in investigations of adult maltreatment in a board and care facility.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-03-21 H Filed
03-03-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-11-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-11-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-15-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-15-21 H [H] 20210315/-1/21342 (13:55:14)
03-15-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
03-15-21 S Received in the Senate - 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
03-31-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-05-21 S On floor for consideration
04-05-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-06-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-08-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 617 )


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 1640   
Hillman, David (R) Repeals and replaces the Industrial Hemp Act; makes various changes to the regulation of industrial hemp production and requires the Department of Agriculture in consultation with the Governor, to develop a state plan for monitoring production.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-04-21 H Filed
03-04-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-17-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-17-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-17-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 restry, Economic Dev ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
03-18-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-22-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-22-21 H [H] 20210322/-1/21386 (13:22:05)
03-22-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 1)
03-22-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-30-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-30-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Agriculture and Economic Development
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: 0)
04-01-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-05-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 565 )


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 1683   
Johnson, Lee (R) Makes various changes to the registration, bonding and certification of tobacco wholesalers and manufacturers. Allows manufacturers to permanently assign to the state their interests in escrow funds for credit against agreed settlements.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-09-21 H Filed
03-09-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
03-17-21 H Meeting set for 11:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
03-17-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-18-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-17-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-Rules
03-22-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-22-21 H [H] 20210322/-1/21386 (13:24:08)
03-22-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
03-23-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
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
04-21-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-21-21 S On floor for consideration
04-21-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-22-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-26-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 929 )


HB 1695   
Johnson, Lee (R) Allows the use of certain electronic bingo devices in settings where all participants are located in a single physical location; excludes some electronic bingo devices as described.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-10-21 H Filed
03-10-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
03-17-21 H Meeting set for 11:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
03-17-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed


HB 1703   
Fortner, Jack (R)
Sample, Bill (R)
Requires a casino to file a report of the payment of gambling winnings to a person with the Secretary of the Department of Finance and Administration; requires casinos subject to federal withholding of payments to withhold Arkansas taxes as well.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-11-21 H Filed
03-11-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
03-17-21 H Meeting set for 11:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
03-17-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Rules
03-18-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-21 H [H] 20210318/-1/21374 (14:02:48)
03-18-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 2)
03-18-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to 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: 35/N: 0)
04-05-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-06-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 592 )


HB 1712   
Lynch, Roger (R)
English, Jane (R)
Authorizes the HVACR Licensing Board to establish a minimum level of continuing education if the board determines that a specific class of license requires continuing education.
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 Passed over on calendar
03-22-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-22-21 H Passed over on calendar
03-23-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-23-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-23-21 H Re-referred to committee 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 (13:34:29)
04-08-21 H Failed (Vote: N: 45/Y: 27)
04-12-21 H Motion to reconsider carried
04-12-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 52/N: 37)
04-12-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
04-20-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-20-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass 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: 19/N: 3)
04-23-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-28-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 978 )


HB 1714   
Brooks, Keith (R) Makes changes to the requirements for rules established by the Insurance Commissioner governing multiple employer welfare arrangements that are not fully insured.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-11-21 H Filed
03-11-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-31-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-30-21 H Removed from committee agenda H-Insurance and Commerce
04-14-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-14-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-14-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ommerce ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-15-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-15-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-19-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-19-21 H On floor for consideration
04-19-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
04-19-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
04-20-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
04-22-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-22-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
04-23-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-28-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 979 )


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 1735   
Penzo, Clint (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Provides for the occupational or professional licensure of an individual who fulfills the requirements to practice an occupation or profession in Arkansas and who holds a Federal Form I-766 (commonly known as a work permit).
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-15-21 H Filed
03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-01-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-01-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-05-21 H [H] 20210405/-1/21471 (14:23:28)
04-05-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 88/N: 3)
04-05-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-07-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-07-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-12-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-12-21 S On floor for consideration
04-12-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 1)
04-13-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-19-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 746 )


HB 1746   
Underwood, Kendon (R)
Gilmore, Ben (R)
Creates the professional category of registered hairstylist to provide only washing, cleansing, drying, blow drying, combing, brushing, or styling services, under the supervision of a licensed cosmetologist.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-16-21 H Filed
03-16-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-01-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-01-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 9/N: 8)
04-13-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-13-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-13-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-15-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-15-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-19-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-19-21 H On floor for consideration
04-19-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 71/N: 12)
04-19-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-21-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-21-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended Welfare and Labor ...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: 19/N: 9)
04-23-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-27-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 957 )


HB 1747   
Underwood, Kendon (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Exempts from collection agency licensing requirements any person or other entity that, for valuable consideration, purchases or attempts to collect accounts, claims or demands of another that arose from a commercial loan or transaction.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-16-21 H Filed
03-16-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
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


HB 1752   
Fortner, Jack (R)
Sample, Bill (R)
Requires the Racing Commission to make casino employee background checks mandatory.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-16-21 H Filed
03-16-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
03-23-21 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
03-23-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-Rules
03-23-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-29-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-30-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-30-21 H Passed over on calendar
03-31-21 H [H] 20210331/-1/21452 (13:19:25)
03-31-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 0)
03-31-21 S Received in the Senate - 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
04-08-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-08-21 S On floor for consideration
04-08-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 1)
04-09-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-13-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 682 )


HB 1756   
Crawford, Cindy (R)
Johnson, Blake (R)
Creates a lifetime journeyman electrician license in addition to the existing lifetime master electrician license and requires licensees to complete continuing education as required by the Board of Electrical Examiners.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-16-21 H Filed
03-16-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-01-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-01-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-05-21 H [H] 20210405/-1/21471 (14:03:33)
04-05-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 85/N: 2)
04-05-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-07-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-12-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-12-21 S On floor for consideration
04-12-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
04-13-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-14-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 720 )


HB 1758   
Eaves, Les (R) Amends the Freedom of Information Act with regard to bulk requests for public data to provide for reasonable fees within the limitations imposed by the act and the ability to extract records in the native electronic form.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-16-21 H Filed
03-16-21 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 1760   
Johnson, Lee (R) Establishes the Psychological Interjurisdictional Compact in Arkansas.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-16-21 H Filed
03-16-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-08-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-08-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-12-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-12-21 H [H] 20210412/-1/21539 (14:56:55)
04-12-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
04-12-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-14-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-14-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-20-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-20-21 S On floor for consideration
04-20-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 1)
04-21-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-25-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 883 )


HB 1764   
Allen, Fred (D)
Chesterfield, Linda (D)
Exempts barbers from licensing restrictions based on criminal records.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-16-21 H Filed
03-16-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-06-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1776   
Evans, Brian (R)
Wallace, David (R)
Replaces nursing facility staffing ratios with standards based on average direct care hours per resident day, with reporting requirements. Requires facilities to be Medicare and/or Medicaid certified as a condition of state licensure.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-17-21 H Filed
03-17-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-01-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-01-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-05-21 H [H] 20210405/-1/21471 (14:25:57)
04-05-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 86/N: 1)
04-05-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-07-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-07-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-12-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-12-21 S On floor for consideration
04-12-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 2)
04-13-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-14-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 715 )


HB 1783   
Tollett, David (R) Allows students in Grades 7-12 in-school access to vending machines offering food and beverages that meet nutrition standards of the federal Smart Snacks in School program; prohibits school districts from restricting times the machines are in operation.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-18-21 H Filed
03-18-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-30-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Education
03-30-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-31-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-31-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-13-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Education
04-13-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
04-14-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-14-21 H [H] 20210414/-1/21569 (13:59:05)
04-14-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)
04-14-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
04-21-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Education
04-21-21 S Moved to deferred list S-Education
04-26-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-27-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-27-21 S On floor for consideration
04-27-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-28-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-30-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1070 )


HB 1796   
Cozart, Bruce (R)
Hill, Ricky (R)
Makes technical changes to the prohibition of professional licensure for those convicted of certain criminal offenses and the availability of a waiver.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-18-21 H Filed
03-18-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-06-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-06-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-07-21 H [H] 20210407/-1/21496 (14:01:04)
04-07-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 1)
04-07-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-12-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-12-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-14-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-14-21 S On floor for consideration
04-14-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
04-15-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-19-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 748 )


HB 1823   
Gonzales, Justin (R) Changes the name of Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park to Chief Heckaton Archaeological State Park.
Position: Support
Bill History: 03-22-21 H Filed
03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development
04-07-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 velopment ...H-Agriculture, Forestry, Economic Development


HB 1857   
Gonzales, Justin (R) Authorizes the State Occupational Therapy Board to administer provisions governing occupation therapy previously under the sole administration of the State Medical Board, including licensure, and requiring it to keep proceedings records.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-01-21 H Filed
04-01-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-13-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-22-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-22-21 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-22-21 H Withdrawn from further consideration
04-22-21 H Referred to interim committee or ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1875   
Bryant, Joshua (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Requires a licensing entity to grant a license to persons who have completed an apprenticeship in the licensed occupation or profession, provided they have met all other requirements for licensure unrelated to training and education.
Companions:
HB 1553 Bryant, Joshua (Same As)
  4-26-21 H Withdrawn from further consideration
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-06-21 H Filed
04-06-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-08-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-08-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-12-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-12-21 H [H] 20210412/-1/21539 (15:00:52)
04-12-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
04-12-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-14-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-14-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-19-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-19-21 S On floor for consideration
04-19-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
04-20-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-21-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 811 )


HB 1898   
Wardlaw, Jeff (R) Expands the authority to carry a weapon by defining a journey as any moment when a person leaves their home. Provides that any automobile is an extension of a person's home for purposes of carrying a weapon.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-08-21 H Filed
04-08-21 H Introduced and 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
04-14-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-14-21 H [H] 20210414/-1/21569 (14:30:36)
04-14-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 80/N: 1)
04-14-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
04-19-21 S Meeting set for 3:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
04-19-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
04-21-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-21-21 S On floor for consideration
04-21-21 S Motion for immediate consideration carried
04-21-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 28/N: 5)
04-22-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-27-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 956 )


HB 1915   
Flowers, Vivian (D)
Davis, Breanne (R)
Authorizes the Legislative Council to establish or utilize a subcommittee to provide advice and study of all matters related to the Arkansas Casino Gaming Amendment but excluding horse racing or greyhound racing.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-12-21 H Filed
04-12-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Rules
04-15-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-19-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-21-21 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
04-21-21 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed


HR 1041   
Crawford, Cindy (R) Provides that the House of Representatives supports businesses in this state that are hiring and recognizes the need to incentivize citizens to enter the workforce or return to it.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-19-21 H Filed
04-19-21 H Introduced and referred to H-House Management
04-21-21 H Meeting set for 11:30 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-House Management
04-21-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-House Management
04-22-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-22-21 H On floor for consideration
04-22-21 H 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 226   
Chesterfield, Linda (D) Establishes the Medical Marijuana Oversight Subcommittee of the Legislative Council to oversee all matters pertaining to licensure, registration, compliance, taxation, interfacing with state agencies; Joint Budget to perform these duties during sessions.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-27-21 S Filed
01-27-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development
02-09-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
02-09-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Agriculture and Economic Development
02-10-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-10-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-10-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Rules
03-03-21 H Meeting set for 12:00 p.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
03-03-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-03-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-Rules
03-04-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-04-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-08-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-08-21 H [H] 20210308/-1/21289 (14:25:28)
03-08-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)
03-08-21 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Developmen
03-30-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
03-30-21 S Committee motion to table carried
04-06-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-06-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-07-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-07-21 S Senate concurred in House amendment
04-07-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 1)
04-08-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-12-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 632 )


SB 259   
Bledsoe, Cecile (R)
Bryant, Joshua (R)
Creates a new Class T License to be utilized by the HVACR Licensing Board for the licensure of HVACR inspectors.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-02-21 S Filed
02-02-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-22-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-22-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-23-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-23-21 S On floor for consideration
02-23-21 S Passed over on calendar
02-24-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-24-21 S On floor for consideration
02-24-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 2)
02-24-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-01-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-01-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-15-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-15-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


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


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


SB 375   
Dismang, Jonathan (R) Provides for transfers to and from the Restricted Reserve Fund as Set-Asides for specific purposes upon legislative review.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-23-21 S Filed
02-23-21 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget
04-22-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-22-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...Joint Budget
04-26-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-26-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-26-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-26-21 S Emergency clause adopted
04-27-21 H Received in the House - Referred to calendar
04-27-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
04-27-21 H Emergency clause adopted
04-27-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-29-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1058 )


SB 385   
Clark, Alan (R) Creates a gated residential community logging permit for cutting ten or more trees within 6 months in the vicinity of homes in a gated community. Requires water quality best management practices.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-24-21 S Filed
02-24-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-20-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-20-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-22-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-21-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-21-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-22-21 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-27-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-27-21 S Referred to interim committee opment ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development


SB 454   
Johnson, Mark (R) Requires bid solicitation for all contracts of a municipal sewer committee, removing the current bid threshold of $20,000 for public improvements undertaken by those committees.
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: 35/N: 0)
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
03-22-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-22-21 H [H] 20210322/-1/21386 (13:57:26)
03-22-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 2)
03-24-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 432 )


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 460   
Ballinger, Bob (R) Makes various changes to licensure requirements for private investigators and private security agencies.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-03-21 S Filed
03-03-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
04-08-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-12-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-12-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-20-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-20-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass 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: 32/N: 1)
04-22-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
04-26-21 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Agriculture, Forestry - ...H-State Agencies
04-26-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed


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


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 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 516   
Leding, Greg (D) Revises criminal background check requirements for paid canvassers, requiring they apply for a check at least 30 days prior to collecting signatures but repealing the requirement that the criminal record search be obtained 30 days prior.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-10-21 S Filed
03-10-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-18-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-17-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-State Agencies


SB 555   
Clark, Alan (R) Removes the requirements than an employee who carries a firearm in their car in their employer's parking lot must have a concealed carry license and store the firearm in a locked box.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-16-21 S Filed
03-16-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
03-17-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-17-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
03-18-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-21 S On floor for consideration
03-18-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 26/N: 6)
03-18-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
04-01-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
03-31-21 H Removed from committee agenda H-Judiciary
04-01-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-05-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-06-21 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
04-05-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-06-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
04-06-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
04-07-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-07-21 H [H] 20210407/-1/21496 (14:22:17)
04-07-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 86/N: 0)
04-07-21 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-Judiciary
04-14-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
04-14-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
04-19-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-19-21 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
04-19-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 28/N: 4)
04-20-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-21-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 809 )


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


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 647   
Dismang, Jonathan (R) Requires annual audits for water and sewer services systems with 2,000 service connections, an increase over the current minimum numbers that trigger various audits.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-07-21 S Filed
04-07-21 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-13-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-13-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
04-14-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-14-21 S On floor for consideration
04-14-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-14-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-19-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-19-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
04-21-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-21-21 H [H] 20210421/-1/21637 (14:16:16)
04-21-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 86/N: 1)
04-22-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-26-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 907 )


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


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