ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Bill Status Report
10-21-2021 - 15:29:07

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Track: Disability Rights Arkansas   Request Date: 0- 0-0000 thru 99-99-9999

HB 1003    Fite, Charlene (R)
Davis, Breanne (R)
Updates language referring to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing to remove outdated terminology.
Bill History: 11-18-20 H Filed
01-11-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-19-21 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-21-21 H Placed on the House calendar
01-21-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
01-26-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-26-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-27-21 H Placed on the House calendar
01-27-21 H [H] 20210127/-1/21035 (13:17:42)
01-27-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 1)
02-02-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-03-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-03-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-04-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-04-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-05-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-09-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 84 )


HB 1005    Mayberry, Julie (R)
Clark, Alan (R)
Establishes supported decision-making agreements whereby an adult with a disability may enter into agreements for assistance with decisions regarding daily living without establishing guardianship.
Bill History: 11-19-20 H Filed
01-11-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
01-14-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
01-20-21 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-21-21 H Placed on the House calendar
01-21-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
01-26-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
03-02-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-03-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-03-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-18-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
03-18-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 3 ...H-Judiciary
03-22-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-22-21 H [H] 20210322/-1/21386 (13:33:26)
03-22-21 H Failed (Vote: N: 39/Y: 19)
10-15-21 H Died on the House calendar


HB 1019    Rye, Johnny (R) Repeals and replaces laws governing tenant eviction proceedings.
Bill History: 12-02-20 H Filed
01-11-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
04-15-21 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
04-19-21 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Judiciary
04-19-21 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1020    Love, Fred (D)
Hendren, Jim (I)
Creates a 20 percent sentencing enhancement for offenses committed due to victimís race, color, religion, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, homelessness, gender identity, sexual orientation, sex, disability or service in U.S. Armed Forces.
Companions:
SB 3 Hendren, Jim (Same As)
  10-15-21 S Died in committee S-Judiciary
Bill History: 12-02-20 H Filed
01-11-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
01-14-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
10-15-21 H Died in committee H-Judiciary


HB 1061    Mayberry, Julie (R)
Davis, Breanne (R)
Creates the No Patient Left Alone Act, ensuring that a legal guardian, parent, spouse or another designated individual has the right to be physically present with a patient in a hospital, long-term care facility or similar facility.
Bill History: 12-22-20 H Filed
01-11-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-14-21 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-19-21 H Placed on the House calendar
01-19-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
01-28-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-01-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-01-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
02-11-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-10-21 H Meeting cancelled for 02/11/21 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-23-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-22-21 H Removed from committee agenda H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-23-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-25-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-24-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-24-21 H Amendment 3 adopted
02-25-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-25-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 4 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-01-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-01-21 H Amendment 4 adopted
03-02-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-02-21 H [H] 20210302/-1/21249 (13:16:05)
03-02-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
03-02-21 H Emergency clause adopted
03-02-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-08-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-08-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-09-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-09-21 S On floor for consideration
03-09-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-09-21 S Emergency clause adopted
03-10-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-10-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 311 )


HB 1068    Pilkington, Aaron (R) Authorizes healthcare professionals to use telemedicine to perform group meetings for services, including group therapy. Clarifies that the home of a patient is included as an originating site with regard to coverage for telemedicine services.
Bill History: 12-31-20 H Filed
01-11-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-02-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-02-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-03-21 H [H] 20210203/-1/21077 (13:33:52)
02-03-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 97/N: 0)
02-03-21 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 as amended 1 Welfare and Labor ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-29-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-31-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-31-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-01-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-01-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 2)
04-01-21 H Received from Senate as amended - 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
04-13-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-14-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-14-21 H House concurred in Senate amendment 1
04-15-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-19-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 767 )


HB 1112    Lowery, Mark (R)
Clark, Alan (R)
Deletes the process for a voter who is casting a provisional ballot to complete and execute a sworn statement at the polling site.
Bill History: 01-11-21 H Filed
01-11-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-25-21 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-26-21 H Placed on the House calendar
01-26-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-01-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-01-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
02-02-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-02-21 H [H] 20210202/-1/21067 (13:12:46)
02-02-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 75/N: 20)
02-02-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
02-11-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-10-21 S Meeting cancelled for 02/11/21 ...S-State Agencies
02-23-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-23-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-24-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 25/N: 9)
02-25-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-03-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 249 )


HB 1116    Dotson, Jim (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Prohibits healthcare providers and institutions from withholding or withdrawing treatment at end of life for a minor without the consent of at least one parent or guardian.
Bill History: 01-11-21 H Filed
01-11-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-02-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-03-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-03-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-04-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-04-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-08-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-08-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
02-09-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-09-21 H [H] 20210209/-1/21117 (13:18:56)
02-09-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
02-09-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-24-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-25-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-25-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
02-26-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-02-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 226 )


HB 1120    Slape, Keith (R) Revises duties and procedures of criminal detention facilities review committees. Specifies that the Criminal Detention Facilities Review Coordinator serves at the pleasure of the Secretary of Corrections.
Bill History: 01-11-21 H Filed
01-12-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-01-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-01-21 H Pulled down with no committee motion H-State Agencies
02-08-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-09-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-09-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-24-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-24-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
02-25-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-21 H [H] 20210225/-1/21226 (13:44:33)
02-25-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
02-25-21 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: 685 )


HB 1121    Dotson, Jim (R)
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Provides specific language for all state agency employee handbooks that is to be included in the equal employment opportunity hiring program.
Bill History: 01-11-21 H Filed
01-12-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-27-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
01-27-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
01-28-21 H Placed on the House calendar
01-28-21 H [H] 20210128/-1/21046 (13:22:37)
01-28-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
01-28-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
02-02-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-02-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-03-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-03-21 S On floor for consideration
02-03-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-04-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-09-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 88 )


HB 1202    Collins, Andrew (D)
Davis, Breanne (R)
Imposes additional publication requirements on the county boards of election commissioners with regard to election information.
Bill History: 01-15-21 H Filed
01-19-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
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 Passed over on calendar
01-26-21 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-27-21 H Placed on the House calendar
01-27-21 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-27-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
01-28-21 H Placed on the House calendar
01-28-21 H [H] 20210128/-1/21046 (13:09:30)
01-28-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
02-02-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
02-04-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-04-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-08-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-08-21 S On floor for consideration
02-08-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-08-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-10-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 128 )


HB 1218    Lowery, Mark (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Prohibits schools and institutions of higher education from including programs of instruction that present issues of race, gender, political affiliation and classes of people in the provided manners.
Bill History: 01-19-21 H Filed
01-21-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
01-26-21 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-27-21 H Placed on the House calendar
01-27-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-15-21 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Education
03-15-21 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1330    Bryant, Joshua (R)
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Authorizes a court to appoint a public defender to represent a person in a case where that person is unable to properly complete the required certificate of indigency due to mental illness; public defender must assist in determining financial status.
Bill History: 01-28-21 H Filed
01-28-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
02-10-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-22-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-22-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-23-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-24-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-24-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-30-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
03-30-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
10-15-21 H Died in committee H-Judiciary


HB 1358    Barker, Sonia (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Amends the circumstances for extending foster care for a person who has reached the age of 18 until he or she is 21.
Bill History: 02-01-21 H Filed
02-01-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
02-08-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A itary ...H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
02-08-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
02-09-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-09-21 H [H] 20210209/-1/21117 (13:26:01)
02-09-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
03-01-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-01-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
03-02-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-02-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-03-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-03-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
03-04-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-04-21 S On floor for consideration
03-04-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-08-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-08-21 H House concurred in Senate amendment 1
03-08-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-10-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 316 )


HB 1366    Penzo, Clint (R) Creates a Rapback Program to identify service provider employees who have committed disqualifying offenses after satisfying background check requirements.
Bill History: 02-01-21 H Filed
02-01-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-07-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-08-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-08-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-22-21 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
06-04-21 H Assigned study proposal number - see ISP 16


HB 1371    Bragg, Ken (R)
Dismang, Jonathan (R)
Creates a tax credit for designated donations to a scholarship program that provides payments to individuals for private school tuition, or payments to a public school or a private school for classes or programs used by a private school student.
Bill History: 02-01-21 H Filed
02-02-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
02-22-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-23-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-23-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-09-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-10-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-10-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-16-21 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Education
03-16-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-17-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-17-21 H [H] 20210317/-1/21373 (13:45:52)
03-17-21 H Motion for immediate consideration failed
03-17-21 H Failed (Vote: N: 52/Y: 44)
03-17-21 H Clincher motion failed
10-15-21 H Died on the House calendar


HB 1427    Miller, Josh (R) Requires the Department of Human Services to require checks of caregivers and applicants for caregiver with the Child Maltreatment Central Registry and the Adult and Long-Term Care Facility Resident Maltreatment Central Registry.
Bill History: 02-04-21 H Filed
02-04-21 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 Passed over on calendar
03-16-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-16-21 H Passed over on calendar
03-17-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-17-21 H Passed over on calendar
03-18-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-21 H [H] 20210318/-1/21374 (13:41:43)
03-18-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
03-18-21 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: 35/N: 0)
04-13-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-14-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 717 )


HB 1464    Cozart, Bruce (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Requires school districts to develop policies and procedures for providing parents and guardians access to instructional materials and the opportunity to challenge materials, events and activities associated with classroom instruction.
Bill History: 02-10-21 H Filed
02-10-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
02-25-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Education
02-25-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-01-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-01-21 H [H] 20210301/-1/21233 (13:18:22)
03-01-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 1)
03-01-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
04-07-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Education
04-07-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-08-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-08-21 S On floor for consideration
04-08-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-09-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-13-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 684 )


HB 1502    Fite, Charlene (R) Requires that clear face mask coverings be worn by those rendering professional services when encountering and interacting with an individual who is deaf or hard of hearing and that reasonable accommodation be made.
Bill History: 02-22-21 H Filed
02-22-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-09-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-09-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-10-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-10-21 H [H] 20210310/-1/21305 (13:57:23)
03-10-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 85/N: 0)
03-10-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-06-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-06-21 S On floor for consideration
04-06-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
04-07-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-13-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 697 )


HB 1512    Underwood, Kendon (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Denies the Department of Human Services the state option to provide exemptions to the work requirement for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
Bill History: 02-22-21 H Filed
02-22-21 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 Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 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 Amendment 1 adopted
03-09-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-09-21 H [H] 20210309/-1/21304 (13:39:46)
03-09-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 71/N: 23)
03-09-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
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 Passed (Vote: Y: 23/N: 6)
03-23-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 419 )


HB 1515    Boyd, Justin (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Prohibits a Medicaid carrier or participating provider from holding, owning or having a beneficial ownership in a related party, holding company, common stock holding, etc.
Bill History: 02-22-21 H Filed
02-22-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-09-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-09-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-10-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-10-21 H [H] 20210310/-1/21305 (14:03:12)
03-10-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 0)
03-10-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-29-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 25/N: 8)
03-30-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-01-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 508 )


HB 1517    Boyd, Justin (R)
Davis, Breanne (R)
Requires the Secretary of State to prepare and administer electronic voter registration applications free of charge and to adopt security measures to protect voter information; requires requiring various voter registration maintenance checks.
Bill History: 02-22-21 H Filed
02-22-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-24-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-24-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-State Agencies
02-24-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-25-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-01-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-01-21 H Re-referred to committee H-State Agencies
03-08-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-08-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-08-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 2 ...H-State Agencies
03-09-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-09-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-10-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-10-21 H [H] 20210310/-1/21305 (13:16:45)
03-10-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 2)
03-10-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
03-16-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-16-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-State Agencies
03-23-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-29-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-13-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-13-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
04-15-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-15-21 S On floor for consideration
04-15-21 S Failed (Vote: N: 13/Y: 18)
04-15-21 S Motion to expunge vote carried
10-15-21 S Died on the Senate calendar


HB 1526    Pilkington, Aaron (R) Provides that a person is not required to retreat before using physical force or deadly physical force if he or she has a reasonable belief there is an imminent threat to cause death or serious physical injury to the person or another person.
Companions:
SB 24 Ballinger, Bob (Same As)
  3- 3-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 250)
Bill History: 02-23-21 H Filed
02-23-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
10-15-21 H Died in committee H-Judiciary


HB 1545    Davis, Marsh (R)
Ingram, Keith (D)
Updates provisions in the Arkansas Code relating to the Medicaid waiver for autism spectrum disorders.
Bill History: 02-23-21 H Filed
02-23-21 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 (13:53:45)
03-22-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
03-22-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-06-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-06-21 S On floor for consideration
04-06-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
04-07-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-12-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 656 )


HB 1547    Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Davis, Breanne (R)
Prohibits schools, licensing entities, and employers (who are granted immunity from civil liability for injuries resulting from exposure) from mandating COVID-19 vaccinations through discrimination or coercion.
Bill History: 02-23-21 H Filed
02-23-21 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 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-16-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
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
03-23-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-23-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-30-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-29-21 H Amendment 3 adopted
03-29-21 H Removed from committee agenda 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 Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-08-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-08-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-12-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-12-21 H Amendment 4 adopted
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
04-14-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-14-21 H [H] 20210414/-1/21569 (15:06:20)
04-14-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 78/N: 1)
04-14-21 H Emergency clause adopted
04-14-21 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 Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-21-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-21-21 S On floor for consideration
04-21-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 21/N: 8)
04-21-21 S Emergency clause failed
04-21-21 S Motion to expunge emergency clause vote carried
04-21-21 S Emergency clause adopted (Vote: Y: 28/N: 1)
04-22-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-28-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 977 )


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.
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
10-15-21 H Died on the House calendar


HB 1568    Meeks, Stephen (R) Requires the House State Agency and Senate State Agency Committees to meet jointly at the call of the Chairs to conduct a study of election technology, including without limitation the use of biometric data and ballot tracking.
Bill History: 02-25-21 H Filed
02-25-21 H Introduced and 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 (13:28:49)
03-04-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
03-04-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
03-16-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-16-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-18-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-23-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 421 )


HB 1571    Fite, Charlene (R)
Rice, Terry (R)
Authorizes a circuit court to order any party to a custody, guardianship or adoption case to pay of fees and expenses of attorneys ad litem appointed by a judge.
Bill History: 02-25-21 H Filed
02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
03-03-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-04-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-04-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-10-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A itary ...H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
03-10-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
03-11-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-21 H [H] 20210311/-1/21327 (13:36:04)
03-11-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 3)
03-11-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
04-14-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
04-14-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
04-14-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
10-15-21 S Died in committee H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military


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


HB 1610    Gazaway, Jimmy (R) Requires school districts to implement measures to avoid the use of physical restraint on a student to the greatest extent possible without endangering the safety of other students and school personnel.
Bill History: 03-02-21 H Filed
03-02-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-23-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Education
03-23-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-23-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-Education
03-29-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-30-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-30-21 H [H] 20210330/-1/21426 (13:07:44)
03-30-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 84/N: 1)
03-30-21 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 Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-22-21 S Passed over on calendar
04-26-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-26-21 S On floor for consideration
04-26-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-27-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-30-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1084 )


HB 1648    McKenzie, Gayla Hendren (R) Guarantees a ward's rights with regard to a guardianship or guardianship process; determines the responsibilities of a guardian and parameters of a guardian's authority.
Bill History: 03-04-21 H Filed
03-04-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-09-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-10-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-10-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-16-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
03-16-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 ...H-Judiciary
03-16-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-17-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-17-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-18-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-21 H [H] 20210318/-1/21374 (13:51:00)
03-18-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
03-18-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
03-22-21 S Meeting set for 10:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-22-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
03-29-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-21 S On floor for consideration
03-29-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 2)
03-30-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-01-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 516 )


HB 1673    Collins, Andrew (D) Requires a court to conduct an ability-to-pay inquiry, unless waived by the defendant, prior to the imposition of a fine or fee; upon a finding of inability to pay or financial hardship, the court may reduce the fine or impose alternate penalties.
Bill History: 03-09-21 H Filed
03-09-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-17-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-18-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-12-21 H On floor for consideration
04-27-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-27-21 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Judiciary
04-27-21 H Withdrawn from further consideration
06-04-21 H Assigned study proposal number - see ISP 18


HB 1684    Mayberry, Julie (R)
Johnson, Mark (R)
Makes earnings of an Achieving a Better Life Experience account taxable; authorizes excess contributions to be carried forward for four years; adds ABLE as an eligible savings program for state employees' withholding and distributions.
Bill History: 03-09-21 H Filed
03-09-21 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 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-01-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-05-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-06-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-06-21 H [H] 20210406/-1/21479 (13:39:26)
04-06-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
04-06-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
04-19-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
04-19-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Revenue and Taxation
04-20-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-20-21 S On floor for consideration
04-20-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-21-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-25-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 882 )


HB 1685    Gray, Michelle (R)
Davis, Breanne (R)
Allows a designated surrogate to make healthcare decisions for an adult or emancipated minor only in the absence of an agent or guardian with authority to make such decisions and when consistent with any advance directive that may exist.
Bill History: 03-09-21 H Filed
03-09-21 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 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-05-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-05-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-08-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-08-21 H Set for special order of business on 4/8/21, 4:00 p.m.
04-08-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-08-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-09-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-12-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-12-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
04-13-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-13-21 H Passed over on calendar
04-14-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-14-21 H [H] 20210414/-1/21569 (13:27:18)
04-14-21 H Failed (Vote: N: 55/Y: 31)
10-15-21 H Died on the House calendar


HB 1689    Vaught, DeAnn (R) Creates the Arkansas Legislative Study on Mental and Behavioral Health to be conducted by the House and Senate Public Health Committees.
Bill History: 03-10-21 H Filed
03-10-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-23-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-23-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-30-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-29-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
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 (14:07:32)
04-05-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
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
04-15-21 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: 802 )


HB 1715    Lowery, Mark (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Makes various procedural changes to voting by absentee ballot, including reducing the threshold for possession of ballots in creating a presumption of fraud, voter statements, daily ballot counts, inner envelope access, address verification, etc.
Bill History: 03-11-21 H Filed
03-11-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-12-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-15-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-17-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-23-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-29-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
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 (13:47:30)
04-01-21 H Motion for immediate consideration carried
04-01-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 74/N: 22)
04-01-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
04-08-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-08-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
04-13-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-13-21 S On floor for consideration
04-13-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 27/N: 8)
04-14-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-15-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 736 )


HB 1736    Furman, Tony (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Asserts a juvenile's right to remain in extended foster care if they are completing education, employed, etc.; requires the Department of Human Services to offer an extended foster care program providing case management and financial assistance.
Bill History: 03-15-21 H Filed
03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
03-29-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC, Room A itary ...H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
03-29-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 , Legislative & Mili ...H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
03-29-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-31-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-31-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-01-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-01-21 H Passed over on calendar
04-05-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-05-21 H Passed over on calendar
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 [H] 20210407/-1/21496 (13:17:02)
04-07-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
04-07-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
04-14-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
04-14-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
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: 791 )


HB 1769    Hawks, Spencer (R)
Dismang, Jonathan (R)
Establishes implied residential quality standards and disclosure requirements for all leased properties that do not contain an option to purchase; sets forth remedies for noncompliance with the standards.
Companions:
SB 594 Dismang, Jonathan (Same As)
  4-29-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1052)
Bill History: 03-17-21 H Filed
03-17-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-22-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-27-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-27-21 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Insurance and Commerce
04-27-21 H Withdrawn from further consideration


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.
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 1781    Johnson, Lee (R) Limits participants in the Arkansas Medicaid Program to six prescriptions per month, exempting certain medications for long-term treatments; instructs the Department of Human Services to apply for a federal waiver to implement the section.
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 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-01-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-05-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
04-05-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-06-21 H [H] 20210406/-1/21479 (13:44:35)
04-06-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
04-06-21 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: 34/N: 0)
04-15-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-19-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 758 )


HB 1797    Brown, Karilyn (R) Restores the authority of the Child Welfare Agency Review Board to promulgate or enforce a rule that has the effect of prohibiting the use of corporal discipline.
Bill History: 03-18-21 H Filed
03-18-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
03-31-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A itary ...H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
03-31-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
04-01-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-01-21 H [H] 20210401/-1/21460 (14:17:57)
04-01-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 0)
04-01-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-06-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-06-21 S On floor for consideration
04-06-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
04-07-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-12-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 673 )


HB 1828    Ladyman, Jack (R)
Wallace, David (R)
Requires the Department of Human Services to promulgate rules to establish eligibility determinations for long-term care nursing facility placement and removes that determination from another office or reliance on existing Policy Manual.
Bill History: 03-23-21 H Filed
03-23-21 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 (14:55:39)
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 Passed over on calendar
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: 937 )


HB 1847    Mayberry, Julie (R) To the extent allowed under federal law, excludes any assets accumulated in a person's independence account or any income/assets from retirement benefits earned from employment when determining financial eligibility for long-term care under Medicaid.
Bill History: 03-31-21 H Filed
03-31-21 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
04-13-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-14-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-14-21 H [H] 20210414/-1/21569 (15:02:15)
04-14-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
04-14-21 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 Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-21-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-21-21 S On floor for consideration
04-21-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 1)
04-22-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-26-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 923 )


HB 1862    Johnson, Lee (R) Prohibits the Arkansas Medicaid Program from requiring a beneficiary to first obtain a referral from a primary care provider for their first ten mental health counseling visits.
Bill History: 04-01-21 H Filed
04-01-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-06-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-07-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-07-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
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 (14:58:13)
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
04-20-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-20-21 S On floor for consideration
04-20-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-21-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-25-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 886 )


HB 1863    Mayberry, Julie (R)
Sturch, James (R)
Creates the Public School Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Committee to ensure compliance with the act in public schools and open-enrollment private schools; determines the composition of the six-member committee; more.
Bill History: 04-01-21 H Filed
04-01-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
04-15-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Education
04-15-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
04-15-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-19-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-19-21 H On floor for consideration
04-19-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 76/N: 6)
04-19-21 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 Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
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: 987 )


HB 1880    Johnson, Lee (R) Makes various changes to procedures for treating individuals pursuant to behavioral health crisis intervention protocols, including an increase in the maximum detention time in a crisis stabilization unit from 72 to 96 hours.
Bill History: 04-06-21 H Filed
04-06-21 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
04-13-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-14-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-14-21 H [H] 20210414/-1/21569 (15:11:27)
04-14-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 97/N: 0)
04-14-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-15-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-19-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-19-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-19-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-19-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
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 Placed on the House calendar
04-22-21 H House concurred in Senate amendment 1
04-23-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-28-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 989 )


HB 1938    Wing, Carlton (R) Requires a public safety agency to develop curricula for mental health awareness training for its personnel that includes stated aspects of mental health awareness; requires that persons completing such training receive continuing education.
Bill History: 04-15-21 H Filed
04-15-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
04-19-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-19-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
04-20-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-20-21 H [H] 20210420/-1/21626 (13:57:05)
04-20-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 86/N: 1)
04-20-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
04-26-21 S Meeting set for 10:30 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-26-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
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: 1081 )


HB 1954    Clowney, Nicole (D) Makes various changes limiting the assessment of attorney's fees, court costs, fines or similar legal or correctional expenses against a juvenile or the parent, guardian or custodian of the juvenile.
Bill History: 04-21-21 H Filed
04-21-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
10-15-21 H Died in committee H-Judiciary


HB 1959    Speaks, Nelda (R) Redistricts the four congressional seats of Arkansas based on the 2020 Census.
Bill History: 09-10-21 H Filed
09-29-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
09-29-21 H Meeting set for Call of the Chair - Room 161 ...H-State Agencies
09-29-21 H Pulled down with no committee motion H-State Agencies
10-15-21 H Died in committee H-State Agencies


HB 1960    Ladyman, Jack (R) Redistricts the four congressional seats of Arkansas based on the 2020 Census.
Bill History: 09-10-21 H Filed
09-29-21 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
09-29-21 H Meeting set for Call of the Chair - Room 161 ...H-State Agencies
09-29-21 H Pulled down with no committee motion H-State Agencies
10-15-21 H Died in committee H-State Agencies


HR 1002    Fite, Charlene (R) Urges the activation of closed captioning on television monitors located in public venues during hours when the venue is open to the general public and the monitors are in use.
Bill History: 11-18-20 H Filed
01-11-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
01-25-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A itary ...H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
01-25-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
01-26-21 H Placed on the House calendar
01-26-21 H On floor for consideration
01-26-21 H Adopted


SB 3    Hendren, Jim (I)
Love, Fred (D)
Creates a 20 percent sentencing enhancement for offenses committed due to victimís race, color, religion, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, homelessness, gender identity, sexual orientation, sex, disability or service in U.S. Armed Forces.
Companions:
HB 1020 Love, Fred (Same As)
  10-15-21 H Died in committee H-Judiciary
Bill History: 11-16-20 S Filed
01-11-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
04-07-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
04-07-21 S Committee motion for Do Not Pass failed (Vote: N: 3/Y: 2)
10-15-21 S Died in committee S-Judiciary


SB 12    Sullivan, Dan (R)
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Suspends or changes procedures for elections held under emergency declarations, including notice requirements for changes in polling sites and vote centers, and absentee ballot requests and handling.
Bill History: 12-16-20 S Filed
01-11-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
10-15-21 S Died in committee S-State Agencies


SB 15    Sullivan, Dan (R)
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Requires the suspension of any rule or regulation by the Governor under an emergency declaration to expire after 30 days, unless it is approved by a concurrent resolution of the General Assembly or a resolution of the Legislative Council.
Bill History: 12-16-20 S Filed
01-11-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
10-15-21 S Died in committee S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 19    Clark, Alan (R) Requires hospitals and physician's offices to allow a patient-chosen person to accompany a patient during a medical appointment or facility stay, and to have written policies defining any necessary restrictions to the accompaniment.
Bill History: 12-17-20 S Filed
01-11-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-20-21 S Amendment(s) Filed
01-21-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-21-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-04-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-03-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-17-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-22-21 S Amendments 2 and 3 adopted
04-21-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
10-15-21 S Died in committee S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 24    Ballinger, Bob (R)
Pilkington, Aaron (R)
Provides that a person is not required to retreat if they had a reasonable belief that their use of deadly physical force was necessary to protect against another person's imminent threat to cause death or serious injury.
Companions:
HB 1526 Pilkington, Aaron (Same As)
  10-15-21 H Died in committee H-Judiciary
Bill History: 12-23-20 S Filed
01-11-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
01-13-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
01-13-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
01-13-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ...S-Judiciary
01-13-21 S Motion to suspend rules failed (Vote: N: 8/Y: 20)
01-14-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-14-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
01-19-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-19-21 S On floor for consideration
01-19-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 27/N: 7)
01-19-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
02-02-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
02-02-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
02-23-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
02-23-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Carried (Vote: Y: 10/N: 9)
02-23-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
02-24-21 H [H] 20210224/-1/21215 (13:30:49)
02-24-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 72/N: 23)
02-25-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-03-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 250 )


SB 38    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to DHS, Division of Aging, Adult, and Behavioral Health Services for 2021-2022 operations.
Bill History: 01-05-21 S Filed
01-11-21 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget
01-28-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-01-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-11-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-15-21 S Amendment 2 adopted
03-18-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass Joint Budget
03-22-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-22-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-22-21 S Emergency clause adopted
03-22-21 H Received in the House - Referred to calendar
03-23-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-23-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
03-23-21 H Emergency clause adopted
03-30-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-01-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 524 )


SB 40    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to DHS, Division of Children and Family Services for 2021-2022 operations.
Bill History: 01-05-21 S Filed
01-11-21 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget
03-04-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass Joint Budget
03-08-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-08-21 S Emergency clause adopted
03-08-21 H Received in the House - Referred to calendar
03-09-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-09-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
03-09-21 H Emergency clause adopted
03-15-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 335 )


SB 41    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to DHS, Division of Youth Services for 2021-2022 operations.
Bill History: 01-05-21 S Filed
01-11-21 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget
03-11-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-15-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-18-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass Joint Budget
03-22-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-22-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-22-21 S Emergency clause adopted
03-22-21 H Received in the House - Referred to calendar
03-23-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-23-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
03-23-21 H Emergency clause adopted
03-30-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-01-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 525 )


SB 89    Hester, Bart (R)
Evans, Brian (R)
Defines a student with a disability for the purposes of eligibility for the Succeed Scholarship Program and enrollment in an approved private school; authorizes a lottery selection process if parent applications exceed the number of available scholarships
Bill History: 01-12-21 S Filed
01-12-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-29-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Education
03-29-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
03-31-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-31-21 S Passed over on calendar
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)
04-01-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
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 (15:44:19)
04-14-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
04-15-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-19-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 741 )


SB 140    Dismang, Jonathan (R)
Scott, Jamie (D)
Requires a public school district board to conduct an assessment of a student's adverse childhood experiences before disciplining a student if the public school hasn't conducted such an assessment within the last year.
Bill History: 01-19-21 S Filed
01-19-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-15-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-16-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-16-21 S Amendment 1 withdrawn
03-16-21 S Amendment 2 adopted
03-17-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Education
03-17-21 S Meeting cancelled for 03/17/21 ...S-Education
03-22-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Education
03-22-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-23-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-23-21 S Amendment 3 adopted
03-31-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Education
03-31-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-05-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-05-21 S On floor for consideration
04-05-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 0)
04-05-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
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
04-15-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-15-21 H [H] 20210415/-1/21587 (14:30:20)
04-15-21 H Failed (Vote: N: 50/Y: 38)
04-19-21 H On floor for consideration
04-19-21 H Motion to reconsider carried
04-19-21 H Failed (Vote: N: 40/Y: 42)
10-15-21 H Died on the House calendar


SB 141    Dismang, Jonathan (R) Determines procedures for conducting an election during an emergency disaster declaration; defines the responsibilities of the Secretary of State during an emergency and limits any emergency rule to 120 days in duration.
Bill History: 01-19-21 S Filed
01-19-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-11-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-10-21 S Meeting cancelled for 02/11/21 ...S-State Agencies
02-23-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
10-15-21 S Died in committee S-State Agencies


SB 143    Bledsoe, Cecile (R)
Gray, Michelle (R)
Ensures that Medicaid beneficiaries have immediate access to approved new products and label expansions. Requires the Department of Human Services to appoint two individuals to the Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board.
Bill History: 01-19-21 S Filed
01-19-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-03-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-04-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-04-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-08-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-08-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-09-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-09-21 S On floor for consideration
02-09-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-09-21 H Received in the House - 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
03-15-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-16-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-16-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
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
04-06-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-06-21 H [H] 20210406/-1/21479 (14:36:27)
04-06-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
04-06-21 H Re-referred to committee S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-12-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-12-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-14-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-14-21 S Senate concurred in House amendment
04-14-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-15-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-19-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 745 )


SB 146    Ballinger, Bob (R) Empowers courts to make provisions for the payment for services rendered or goods purchased by public guardians and redefines the duties, operations and authorized actions of the Public Guardian for Adults.
Bill History: 01-19-21 S Filed
01-19-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
10-15-21 S Died in committee S-Judiciary


SB 155    Davis, Breanne (R)
McCollum, Austin (R)
Prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities regarding organ transplants.
Bill History: 01-19-21 S Filed
01-19-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-20-21 S Amendment(s) Filed
01-21-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-21-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
01-27-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-27-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-01-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-01-21 S Passed over on calendar
02-02-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-03-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-03-21 S Amendment 2 adopted
02-03-21 S Motion to suspend rules carried
02-03-21 S Motion to place on third reading carried
02-03-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-03-21 H Received in the House - 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 Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 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 Amendment 1 adopted
03-09-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-09-21 H [H] 20210309/-1/21304 (14:28:10)
03-09-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 97/N: 0)
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: 33/N: 0)
04-20-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-22-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 837 )


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.
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 217    Tucker, Clarke (D)
Gray, Michelle (R)
Simplifies the process of obtaining absentee ballots; states deadlines for hand delivered and mailed absentee ballots; requires that absentee ballots be tabulated or counted no earlier than 8:30 am on election day; states verification procedures.
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
02-02-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-03-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-17-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-18-21 S Amendment 2 adopted
04-01-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-01-21 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Carried (Vote: Y: 5/N: 2)
04-01-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 ...S-State Agencies
04-06-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-06-21 S Passed over on calendar
04-21-21 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 230    Tucker, Clarke (D)
Hawks, Spencer (R)
Removes restrictions on the assistance that may be provided to persons with disabilities with regard to voting, especially eliminating the cap on the number of disabled voters who may be assisted by a single person or candidate.
Bill History: 01-27-21 S Filed
01-27-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-02-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-24-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-23-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-24-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-08-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
10-15-21 S Died in committee S-State Agencies


SB 289    Hammer, Kim (R)
Smith, Brandt (R)
Ensures a right of conscience for all healthcare institutions, healthcare payers and medical practitioners, prohibiting discrimination based on medical decisions made due to religious, moral, ethical or philosophical principles with limited exceptions.
Bill History: 02-04-21 S Filed
02-04-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-08-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-08-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-09-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-09-21 S On floor for consideration
02-09-21 S Passed over on calendar
02-10-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-10-21 S On floor for consideration
02-10-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 27/N: 6)
02-10-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-25-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-25-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 8/N: 10)
03-08-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-09-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-09-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-11-21 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 (14:35:11)
03-15-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 72/N: 20)
03-15-21 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
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 as amended 1 Welfare and Labor ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-18-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-21 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
03-18-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 1)
03-18-21 S Motion to expunge vote carried
03-18-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 25/N: 6)
03-25-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 462 )


SB 295    Flippo, Scott (R)
Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Revises eligibility verification procedures related to public assistance programs including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Medicaid.
Bill History: 02-08-21 S Filed
02-08-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-24-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-24-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-25-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-25-21 S Passed over on calendar
03-10-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-10-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 Welfare and Labor ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-10-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-11-21 S Re-referred to committee S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-15-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-15-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-15-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-15-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 Welfare and Labor ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-15-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-17-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-17-21 S Amendment 2 adopted
03-18-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-21 S On floor for consideration
03-18-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 24/N: 6)
03-18-21 H Received in the House - 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
04-13-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-15-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-15-21 H [H] 20210415/-1/21587 (15:39:37)
04-15-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 76/N: 17)
04-19-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-20-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 780 )


SB 296    Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Eubanks, Jon (R)
Prohibits the videotaping of residents of long-term care facilities or the sharing of photographs, video or other information via social media without their consent.
Bill History: 02-08-21 S Filed
02-08-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-29-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-21 S On floor for consideration
03-29-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-29-21 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 Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-05-21 H Re-referred to committee 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 as amended 1 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-08-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-12-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-12-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-13-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-13-21 H [H] 20210413/-1/21555 (15:01:57)
04-13-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 85/N: 4)
04-13-21 S Received from House as amended - 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
10-15-21 S Died in committee S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 342    Sullivan, Dan (R)
Milligan, Jon (R)
Authorizes a non-veteran who completed mental health treatment at least five years prior to obtain a concealed handgun permit.
Bill History: 02-22-21 S Filed
02-22-21 S Introduced and referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
10-15-21 S Died in committee S-City, County and Local Affairs


SB 376    Chesterfield, Linda (D)
Scott, Jamie (D)
Creates a Class A misdemeanor for failure to obtain medical attention for a person in custody who displays medical distress, applicable to correctional facility employees, law enforcement employees and their supervisors.
Bill History: 02-23-21 S Filed
02-23-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
03-17-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-16-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-17-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-17-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
06-08-21 S Assigned study proposal number - see ISP 68


SB 410    Irvin, Missy (R)
Gray, Michelle (R)
Creates the Arkansas Health and Opportunity for Me Act of 2021 (ARHOME), replacing the Arkansas Works Program for expanded Medicaid coverage. Creates incentives for individuals to gain qualified health insurance premium assistance.
Bill History: 03-01-21 S Filed
03-01-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-04-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-04-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-04-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ommerce ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-08-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-08-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-09-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-09-21 S On floor for consideration
03-09-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 26/N: 3)
03-09-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-23-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-23-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-30-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-30-21 H [H] 20210330/-1/21426 (13:29:24)
03-30-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 64/N: 34)
03-31-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-01-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 530 )


SB 466    Hester, Bart (R)
Fite, Charlene (R)
Provides for the revocation of a license issued by the Child Welfare Agency Review Board due to inactivity of the licensee or upon another basis; authorizes the Department of Human Services to recommend revocation, suspension, etc.
Bill History: 03-04-21 S Filed
03-04-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-17-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-23-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-23-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-05-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-06-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-06-21 S On floor for consideration
04-06-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
04-06-21 H Received in the House - 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
04-13-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-15-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-15-21 H [H] 20210415/-1/21587 (15:38:08)
04-15-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 0)
04-19-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-20-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 772 )


SB 475    Sullivan, Dan (R)
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Changes the board composition and appointment process of the Ark. Development Finance Authority; requires housing-related tax credits to be awarded equally among the four congressional districts each year.
Bill History: 03-04-21 S Filed
03-04-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-18-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-18-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ommerce ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-18-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-22-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-22-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-29-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-21 S On floor for consideration
03-29-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 1)
03-29-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
04-07-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-07-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-13-21 S Recalled from the House
04-13-21 S Withdrawn from further consideration
06-08-21 S Assigned study proposal number - see ISP 74
10-15-21 S Died in committee H-Insurance and Commerce


SB 485    Hammer, Kim (R)
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Shortens the duration of the early voting period for a preferential primary or general election by moving the final date and time from 5:00 p.m. on the Monday before the election to 4:00 p.m. on the Saturday before the Election.
Bill History: 03-05-21 S Filed
03-08-21 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
03-29-21 S Set for special order of business on 3/30/21
03-30-21 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-13-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-13-21 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-21-21 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...S-State Agencies
04-21-21 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-22-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
04-22-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 19/N: 13)
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 Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-26-21 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Agriculture, Forestry - ...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 (14:55:39)
04-27-21 H Motion for immediate consideration carried
04-27-21 H Failed (Vote: N: 43/Y: 39)
04-27-21 H Clincher motion failed (Vote: Y: 25/N: 58)
06-08-21 H Assigned study proposal number - see ISP 70


SB 486    Hammer, Kim (R)
Brown, Karilyn (R)
Prohibits a person from entering or remaining in an area within 100 feet of the primary exterior entrance to a building where voting is taking place except for a person entering or leaving the building for lawful purposes.
Bill History: 03-05-21 S Filed
03-08-21 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
03-29-21 S Set for special order of business on 3/30/21
03-30-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
04-01-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-01-21 S On floor for consideration
04-01-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 27/N: 7)
04-01-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
04-12-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-12-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
04-13-21 H [H] 20210413/-1/21555 (14:47:29)
04-14-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-15-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 723 )


SB 501    Irvin, Missy (R)
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Removes a teacher or school administrator's civil immunity for the use of corporal punishment if the student has an individualized education program in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Bill History: 03-08-21 S Filed
03-08-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
04-12-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. Old Supreme Court ...S-Education
04-12-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...S-Education
04-12-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-13-21 S Re-referred to committee S-Education
04-14-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Education
04-14-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 ...S-Education
04-14-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-19-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-19-21 S Amendment 2 adopted
04-20-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-20-21 S On floor for consideration
04-20-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 30/N: 2)
04-20-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
04-22-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Education
10-15-21 H Died in committee H-Education


SB 502    Irvin, Missy (R)
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Exempts students who are in foster care from out-of-school suspension and expulsion.
Bill History: 03-08-21 S Filed
03-08-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-15-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Education
03-11-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-15-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-15-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-15-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
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: 0)
03-16-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
04-01-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Education
03-31-21 H Removed from committee agenda H-Education
04-13-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-14-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-14-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-15-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Education
04-15-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
04-20-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-20-21 H Passed over on calendar
04-21-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-21-21 H [H] 20210421/-1/21637 (14:18:00)
04-21-21 H Failed (Vote: N: 51/Y: 20)
10-15-21 H Died on the House calendar


SB 508    Leding, Greg (D) Creates a state holiday on election day in November of every even-numbered year.
Bill History: 03-09-21 S Filed
03-09-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
10-15-21 S Died in committee S-State Agencies


SB 556    Johnson, Mark (R)
Lowery, Mark (R)
Authorizes the State Board of Election Commissioners to conduct an election for a county on an emergency basis, by request of county board of election commissioners.
Bill History: 03-16-21 S Filed
03-16-21 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
03-29-21 S Set for special order of business on 3/30/21
03-30-21 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-20-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-20-21 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
10-15-21 S Died in committee S-State Agencies


SB 565    Leding, Greg (D)
Scott, Jamie (D)
Requires a court sentencing a minor as an adult to take into consideration adverse childhood experiences and developmental differences relative to adult offenders.
Bill History: 03-17-21 S Filed
03-17-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
10-15-21 S Died in committee S-Judiciary


SB 568    Flippo, Scott (R) Amends various provisions for long-term care facility licensure, including requiring approval for changes to ownership groups and management companies, repeal of the annual renewal requirement, and initial application procedures.
Bill History: 03-18-21 S Filed
03-18-21 S Introduced and 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)
04-05-21 H Received in the House - 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 (15:26:14)
04-12-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 0)
04-13-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-15-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 721 )


SB 586    Ballinger, Bob (R)
Mayberry, Julie (R)
Creates a process for parental appointment of a person to act as temporary guardian in the event of the death of both living parents or the death of a single living parent.
Bill History: 03-22-21 S Filed
03-22-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
03-31-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-31-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
04-01-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-01-21 S On floor for consideration
04-01-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 1)
04-01-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
04-07-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A itary ...H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
04-07-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
04-08-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-08-21 H [H] 20210408/-1/21522 (14:48:02)
04-08-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 83/N: 0)
04-12-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-13-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 701 )


SB 594    Dismang, Jonathan (R)
Hawks, Spencer (R)
Establishes implied residential quality standards and disclosure requirements for all leased properties that do not contain an option to purchase; sets forth remedies for noncompliance with the standards.
Companions:
HB 1769 Hawks, Spencer (Same As)
  4-27-21 H Withdrawn from further consideration
Bill History: 03-22-21 S Filed
03-22-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-23-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-23-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-29-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-30-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-29-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-29-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-Insurance and Commerce
04-01-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-01-21 S Meeting cancelled for 04/01/21 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-06-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-05-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-Insurance and Commerce
04-08-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-07-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-08-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-08-21 S Amendment 2 adopted
04-08-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
04-13-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-13-21 S On floor for consideration
04-13-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 28/N: 1)
04-13-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
04-19-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-19-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-19-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ommerce ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-20-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-20-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-20-21 H Re-referred to committee H-Insurance and Commerce
04-21-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-21-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 ommerce ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-21-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-22-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-22-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
04-22-21 H On floor for consideration
04-22-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 0)
04-26-21 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-26-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
04-27-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-27-21 S Senate concurred in House amendment
04-27-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-29-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1052 )


SB 595    Wallace, David (R)
Ladyman, Jack (R)
Designates the Department of Human Services as the agency that regulates long-term care facilities, removing references to the Office of Long Term Care. Defines DHS duties and authority with regard to facility surveys and audits.
Bill History: 03-23-21 S Filed
03-23-21 S Introduced and 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: 34/N: 0)
04-14-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-15-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.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
04-19-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-19-21 H Re-referred to committee H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-20-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-21-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-20-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-21-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-21-21 H [H] 20210421/-1/21637 (16:12:20)
04-21-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)
04-21-21 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-26-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-26-21 S Senate concurred in House amendment
04-26-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-27-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-29-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1017 )


SB 643    Hammer, Kim (R)
Ladyman, Jack (R)
Requires that absentee ballots be delivered to the physical office of the county clerk of the county of residence of the voter by the time the clerk's office closes; changes the time of closure from the day before the election to the Friday before.
Bill History: 04-06-21 S Filed
04-06-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
04-08-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-08-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
04-13-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-13-21 S On floor for consideration
04-13-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 25/N: 8)
04-13-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
04-19-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-19-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
04-20-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-20-21 H [H] 20210420/-1/21626 (15:23:13)
04-20-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 65/N: 25)
04-21-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-27-21 G Law without signature (Act: 973 )


SB 644    Hammer, Kim (R)
Ladyman, Jack (R)
Authorizes Joint Performance Review to investigate and refer alleged election law violations of election officials to the State Board of Election Commissioners; authorizes the Board to decertify officials and take over and conduct a county's election.
Bill History: 04-06-21 S Filed
04-06-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
04-08-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-08-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
04-13-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-13-21 S On floor for consideration
04-13-21 S Passed over on calendar
04-13-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-13-21 S On floor for consideration
04-13-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 3)
04-13-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
04-19-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-19-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
04-20-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-20-21 H [H] 20210420/-1/21626 (15:21:59)
04-20-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 73/N: 17)
04-21-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-27-21 G Law without signature (Act: 974 )


SB 660    Elliott, Joyce (D)
Dotson, Jim (R)
Requires the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide a specialized program designed to provide therapy to students with dyslexia or written-language disorders through a network of Certified Academic Language Therapists.
Companions:
HB 1891 Dotson, Jim (Same As)
  4-29-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1016)
Bill History: 04-08-21 S Filed
04-08-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
04-19-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room A ...S-Education
10-15-21 S Died in committee S-Education


SB 676    Wallace, David (R)
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Creates a right to bring a civil action any time before age 55 against a party who committed sexual abuse, if the person bringing the action is a disabled person or was a minor at the time of the conduct.
Bill History: 04-12-21 S Filed
04-12-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
04-14-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
04-15-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-19-21 S Meeting set for 3:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
04-19-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-19-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-19-21 S Meeting set for 3:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
04-19-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-Judiciary
04-21-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
04-21-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
04-21-21 S Motion to suspend rules to place on calendar carried
04-21-21 S On floor for consideration
04-21-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 1)
04-21-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
04-22-21 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Joint Budget (30 min.) - ...H-Judiciary
04-22-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
04-26-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-26-21 H [H] 20210426/-1/21678 (14:13:50)
04-26-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
04-26-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-29-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1036 )


SB 677    Irvin, Missy (R) Exempts an adult day care program providing two half-days days of care per week from regulation as a long-term care facility.
Bill History: 04-12-21 S Filed
04-12-21 S Introduced and 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 On floor for consideration
04-19-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
04-19-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-20-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-21-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-21-21 H [H] 20210421/-1/21637 (15:57:59)
04-21-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 0)
04-22-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-26-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 905 )


SB 701    Tucker, Clarke (D)
Gray, Michelle (R)
Makes numerous changes to the processes of obtaining, casting, counting, reviewing and storing absentee ballots, and of notifying voters of provisional ballot designations, more.
Bill History: 04-19-21 S Filed
04-19-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
04-21-21 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...S-State Agencies
04-21-21 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-21-21 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-State Agencies
04-21-21 S Motion to suspend rules for purpose of amendment 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 Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
04-22-21 S On floor for consideration
04-22-21 S Failed (Vote: N: 20/Y: 11)
10-15-21 S Died on the Senate calendar


SJR 11    Leding, Greg (D)
Richardson, Jay (D)
A Constitutional Amendment creating an implied warranty of habitability in Arkansas, decriminalizing failure to pay rent and refusal to vacate and prohibiting certain terms and conditions of rental agreements; more.
Bill History: 02-10-21 S Filed
02-10-21 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
10-15-21 S Died in committee S-State Agencies


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