ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Labor and Employment / UI
03-19-2019 - 21:45:06

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Track: Labor & Employment / UI   Request Date: 0- 0-0000 thru 99-99-9999

HB 1177   
Meeks, Stephen (R) Prohibits any employer from requiring the implantation of a microchip into an employee against his will and provides that if consent is given the employer must comply and bear all expenses when an employee requests removal.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-16-19 H Filed
01-16-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-22-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-22-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-24-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-24-19 H [H] 20190124/-1/16639 (10:21:53)
01-24-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 84/N: 4)
01-24-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-06-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-05-19 S Moved to deferred list S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-06-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-06-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-06-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended Welfare and Labor ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-07-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-07-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-11-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-11-19 S On floor for consideration
03-11-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-11-19 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-14-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
03-14-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-19-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 516 )


HB 1232   
Lowery, Mark (R) Prohibits all payroll deductions for union dues, other than for firefighters, police officers and emergency first responders.
Position: Monitor-Support
Bill History: 01-23-19 H Filed
01-23-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-14-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1255   
Dotson, Jim (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Requires professional licensing boards and other entities to adopt the least restrictive requirements for reciprocal licensing of persons who hold relevant licenses in other states, through issuance of temporary 90-day licenses.
Companions:
HB 1301 Cozart, Bruce (Related)
  3-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 426)
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 01-24-19 H Filed
01-24-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-31-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-31-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-04-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-12-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-14-19 H [H] 20190214/-1/16808 (13:21:09)
02-14-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 1)
02-14-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1299   
Clowney. Nicole (D) Creates Crump's Law. Entitles a firefighter who has completed five years of service with a municipality and who has been diagnosed with certain types of cancer to no less than 2,912 hours of cancer leave in addition to existing authorized sick leave.
Position: Monitor-Opposed
Bill History: 01-30-19 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-22-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-20-19 H Meeting cancelled for 02/22/19 ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-12-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-12-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-City, County and Local Affairs
03-12-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1696   
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Johnson, Mark (R)
Repeals the prohibition on smoking in privately owned places of employment, expanding the current exemption that extends to private places of employment with fewer than three employees to all workspaces that are not publicly owned.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 03-05-19 H Filed
03-05-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1751   
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Amends the Minimum Wage Act relating to wage and payment requirements, including requiring the employer to pay a discharged employee within seven days of the next regular payday or pay double the wages due.
Position: Our Package
Bill History: 03-07-19 H Filed
03-11-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-14-19 H Passed over on calendar
03-20-19 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1752   
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Increases the size of business that qualifies for Minimum Wage Act exemption, from those with four employees to those with up to 25; exempts nonprofit entities with operating budgets of less than one million dollars and certain nonprofit providers.
Position: Our Package
Bill History: 03-07-19 H Filed
03-11-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-14-19 H Passed over on calendar
03-14-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-19-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-19-19 H [H] 20190319/-1/17058 (14:13:23)
03-19-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-20-19 H Placed on the House calendar


HB 1753   
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Exempts full-time high school and college students from the Minimum Wage Act and repeals the partial exemption that previously required those students to earn 85 percent of minimum wage.
Position: Our Package
Bill History: 03-07-19 H Filed
03-11-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-12-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-14-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-19-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-19-19 H Re-referred to committee H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1806   
McCullough, Tippi (D)
Leding, Greg (D)
Creates the Equal Pay Act of 2109 to implement policies that either encourage or require equal pay in wages or salaries to men and women.
Position: Monitor-Opposed
Bill History: 03-12-19 H Filed
03-13-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


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


SB 115   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Cavenaugh, Frances (R)
Creates exemptions to the Minimum Wage Act, including employers with fewer than 25 employees, nonprofits, persons under 18, persons with felony convictions, and persons with developmental disabilities.
Position: Amend-Support
Bill History: 01-16-19 S Filed
01-16-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-23-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-23-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
01-24-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-24-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - 2/13/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-05-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-06-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-06-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
03-12-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-13-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-13-19 S Amendment 3 adopted


SB 294   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Authorizes the Department of Workforce Services to provide employment data to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.
Position: Monitor-Support
Bill History: 02-11-19 S Filed
02-11-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - 2/13/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended Welfare and Labor ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-14-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-14-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-14-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-18-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-18-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-19-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-19 H Passed over on calendar
02-26-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-26-19 H [H] 20190226/-1/16880 (14:06:16)
02-26-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
02-27-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-28-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 242 )


SB 295   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Requires employers to participate in any labor market information survey that is conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Position: Monitor-Support
Bill History: 02-11-19 S Filed
02-11-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-20-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 296   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Requires the Department of Workforce Services to establish a policy requiring all employees and contractors to submit to a criminal background check.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-11-19 S Filed
02-11-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - 2/13/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-19-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-19-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-19-19 S Emergency clause adopted
02-19-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-26-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-05-19 H [H] 20190305/-1/16935 (14:16:26)
03-05-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
03-05-19 H Emergency clause adopted
03-06-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 373 )
03-08-19 G Effective date


SB 297   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Authorizes the Department of Workforce Services Special Fund to be used for additional purposes, including Arkansas Works Act, TANF, and other programs.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-11-19 S Filed
02-11-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - 2/13/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-19-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-19-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-19-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-26-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-05-19 H [H] 20190305/-1/16935 (14:17:49)
03-05-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
03-06-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 374 )


SB 298   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Adjusts the amount of wages paid by employers that is subject to unemployment insurance, by calculating adjusted amounts according to unemployment statistics and the fund balance of the unemployment insurance trust fund.
Position: Our Package
Bill History: 02-11-19 S Filed
02-11-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - 2/13/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-19-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-19-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-19-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-26-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-27-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-27-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-27-19 H Re-referred to committee H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-05-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-06-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-06-19 H [H] 10190306/-1/16950 (15:37:16)
03-06-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 84/N: 8)
03-06-19 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-14-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-14-19 S Senate concurred in House amendment
03-14-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-18-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-19-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 512 )


SB 299   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Makes various changes to the Department of Workforce Services Law relating to disqualification and eligibility for unemployment.
Position: Monitor-Support
Bill History: 02-11-19 S Filed
02-11-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - 2/13/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-19-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-19-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 1)
02-19-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-06-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-06-19 H [H] 10190306/-1/16950 (15:39:06)
03-06-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 83/N: 5)
03-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 453 )
10-01-19 G Effective date


SB 300   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Extends the expiration date of set aside transfer provisions for proceeds from the stabilization tax, under Workforce Services Law, through June 30, 2023.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-11-19 S Filed
02-11-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - 2/13/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-19-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-19-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-19-19 S Emergency clause adopted
02-19-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-21-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-26-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-27-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-27-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-05-19 H [H] 20190305/-1/16935 (14:12:22)
03-05-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)
03-06-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-06-19 S Senate concurred in House amendment
03-06-19 S On floor for consideration
03-06-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 454 )
03-13-19 G Effective date


SB 302   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Provides that 15 percent of the penalty assessed on all fraudulent Unemployment Compensation benefits be directed to the Unemployment Compensation Fund with the remainder credited the Department of Workforce Services Special Fund.
Position: Monitor-Support
Bill History: 02-11-19 S Filed
02-11-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - 2/13/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-19-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-19-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-19-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-26-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-05-19 H [H] 20190305/-1/16935 (14:18:45)
03-05-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
03-06-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 375 )


SB 303   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Assesses penalties against an employer who files a timely quarterly wage report reflecting no wages paid followed by an amended report that is filed more than 20 days after its due date.
Position: Neutral
Bill History: 02-11-19 S Filed
02-11-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - 2/13/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-19-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-19-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-19-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-21-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-26-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-27-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-27-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-05-19 H [H] 20190305/-1/16935 (14:13:05)
03-05-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 1)
03-06-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-06-19 S Senate concurred in House amendment
03-06-19 S On floor for consideration
03-06-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 455 )


SB 451   
Cooper, John (R) Grants eligibility for professional licensure to persons whose otherwise disqualifying criminal records have been lawfully sealed, pardoned or expunged. Makes other changes and creates a chapter on occupational criminal background checks.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-27-19 S Filed
02-27-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
03-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-14-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-14-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-Judiciary
03-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-19-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-19-19 S On floor for consideration
03-19-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 1)
03-19-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary


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