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Bill Status Report
06-02-2023 - 16:33:47

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HB 1009    Pilkington, Aaron (R) Requires the Department of Human Services to convene a workgroup to study and report on the benefits and costs of expanded rideshare services for Medicaid beneficiaries traveling to healthcare facilities.
Bill History: 11-18-22 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-24-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-23-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-02-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-02-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-06-23 H Placed on the House calendar
02-06-23 H On floor for consideration
02-06-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
02-06-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-29-23 S Meeting set for 10:20 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-30-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-04-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
04-05-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-10-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 484 )


HB 1010    Pilkington, Aaron (R) Requires the Department of Human Services to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage for one year in duration.
Bill History: 11-18-22 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-30-23 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1011    Pilkington, Aaron (R) Requires the Medicaid Program to reimburse for depression screening of a pregnant woman.
Bill History: 11-18-22 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-28-23 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-28-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-29-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-29-23 H On floor for consideration
03-29-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 1)
03-29-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-06-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-06-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 0)
04-06-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-11-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 562 )


HB 1035    Pilkington, Aaron (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Requires a healthcare insurer providing a health benefit plan to cover depression screening for birth mothers without diminishing or limiting otherwise allowable benefits.
Bill History: 12-15-22 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-30-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-31-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-07-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-07-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-08-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-08-23 H On floor for consideration
03-08-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 87/N: 3)
03-08-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-15-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-15-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-16-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-16-23 S On floor for consideration
03-16-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 0)
03-17-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-21-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 316 )


HB 1046    Ray, David (R) Exempts a new or used wheelchair-accessible motor vehicle, and aftermarket wheelchair accommodation services, from sales tax.
Bill History: 01-03-23 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
01-26-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-14-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
02-15-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-16-23 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-28-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
04-06-23 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Judiciary
04-06-23 H Withdrawn from further consideration
06-01-23 H Assigned study proposal number - see ISP 22


HB 1071    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Department of Commerce - Arkansas Development Finance Authority for 2023-2024 operations.
Bill History: 01-04-23 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget
03-14-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass Joint Budget
03-15-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-15-23 H On floor for consideration
03-15-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 87/N: 0)
03-15-23 H Emergency clause adopted
03-15-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to calendar
03-27-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-27-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-27-23 S Emergency clause adopted
03-28-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-30-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 394 )


HB 1097    Ray, David (R) Reduces the top marginal income tax rate from 4.9% to 4.5%.
Bill History: 01-09-23 H Filed
01-09-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
01-26-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
04-06-23 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Revenue and Taxation
04-06-23 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1099    Collins, Andrew (D)
Payton, John (R)
Expands the time a custodian, requester, or the subject of certain public records can seek an opinion from the Attorney General on whether the decision by a public-records custodian to release those records is consistent with FOIA.
Bill History: 01-10-23 H Filed
01-10-23 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-25-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
01-25-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
01-26-23 H Placed on the House calendar
01-26-23 H On floor for consideration
01-26-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
01-26-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
01-31-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies
01-31-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-01-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-01-23 S On floor for consideration
02-01-23 S Passed over on calendar
02-06-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-06-23 S On floor for consideration
02-06-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 0)
02-06-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-09-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 36 )


HB 1123    Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Provides that applicants for a permit to carry a concealed firearm cannot be denied for voluntarily seeking mental health treatment.
Bill History: 01-12-23 H Filed
01-12-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
01-19-23 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
01-19-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-19-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ...H-Judiciary
01-23-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
01-24-23 H Placed on the House calendar
01-24-23 H On floor for consideration
01-24-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 98/N: 0)
01-24-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
01-31-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
01-31-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-01-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-01-23 S On floor for consideration
02-01-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 0)
02-03-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-03-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 30 )


HB 1126    Johnson, Lee (R) Expands list of medications that don't count toward the monthly Medicaid prescription benefit cap to include anti-seizure and psychotropic medications.
Bill History: 01-12-23 H Filed
01-12-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1127    Johnson, Lee (R) Creates the Rural Emergency Hospital Act, establishes eligibility criteria for obtaining a rural emergency hospital license.
Bill History: 01-12-23 H Filed
01-12-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-31-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-31-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
02-01-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-02-23 H Placed on the House calendar
02-02-23 H On floor for consideration
02-02-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 1)
02-02-23 H Emergency clause adopted
02-06-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-08-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-08-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-09-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-09-23 S On floor for consideration
02-09-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-09-23 S Emergency clause adopted
02-09-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-13-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 59 )


HB 1129    Johnson, Lee (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Requires behavioral health services to be reimbursed by Arkansas Medicaid and health benefit plans in certain settings.
Bill History: 01-12-23 H Filed
01-12-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-14-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-14-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-16-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-16-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
02-20-23 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-07-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-07-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-08-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-08-23 H On floor for consideration
03-08-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
03-08-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-29-23 S Meeting set for 10:20 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-30-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-04-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
04-05-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-10-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 494 )


HB 1144    Dalby, Carol (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Authorizes a circuit court to establish a family treatment specialty court program for families involved in a dependency-neglect proceeding under certain conditions, specifies administrative and eligibility requirements for this program.
Bill History: 01-17-23 H Filed
01-17-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
01-30-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
01-31-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-02-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
02-02-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
02-06-23 H Placed on the House calendar
02-06-23 H On floor for consideration
02-06-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 98/N: 0)
02-06-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
02-08-23 S Committee hearing set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
02-08-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
02-09-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-09-23 S On floor for consideration
02-09-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-09-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-13-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 61 )


HB 1196    Underwood, Kendon (R)
Gilmore, Ben (R)
Requires a public housing authority to implement a work requirement for able-bodied adults in households that receive housing assistance and to prioritize admitting households where all able-bodied adults are compliant with the work requirement.
Bill History: 01-23-23 H Filed
01-23-23 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-01-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-01-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
02-01-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 d Local Affairs ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-02-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-06-23 H Placed on the House calendar
02-06-23 H On floor for consideration
02-06-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 79/N: 18)
02-06-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-14-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-13-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
02-14-23 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-16-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-16-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-City, County and Local Affairs
02-20-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-20-23 S On floor for consideration
02-20-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 28/N: 5)
02-20-23 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-22-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-22-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-23-23 H Placed on the House calendar
02-23-23 H On floor for consideration
02-23-23 H House concurred in Senate amendment 1
02-23-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-27-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 160 )


HB 1204    Wooten, Jim (R) Requires private schools to administer an annual statewide student assessment and to admit each student that applies and intends to use state funds to cover the costs of attending private school.
Bill History: 01-24-23 H Filed
01-24-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
02-07-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-09-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
02-14-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-13-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-14-23 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 4/N: 13)
02-16-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-15-23 H Moved to deferred list H-Education
03-09-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
03-13-23 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-30-23 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of Joint Budget - Room 138 ...H-Education


HB 1205    Wooten, Jim (R) Requires a private school that accepts any state funding to provide transportation to enrolled students living within 35 miles of the school.
Bill History: 01-24-23 H Filed
01-24-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
02-07-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-09-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
02-14-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-13-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-30-23 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of Joint Budget - Room 138 ...H-Education


HB 1210    Haak, Delia (R)
Penzo, Clint (R)
Removes the requirement that a person receiving the tax credit for the support of a child with a developmental disability must have a medical recertification of the child's disability after 5 years if the disability is expected to continue indefinitely.
Bill History: 01-24-23 H Filed
01-24-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
02-07-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
02-07-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Revenue and Taxation
02-08-23 H Placed on the House calendar
02-08-23 H On floor for consideration
02-08-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
02-08-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
03-01-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-Revenue and Taxation
03-01-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Revenue and Taxation
03-02-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-02-23 S On floor for consideration
03-02-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-02-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-06-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 191 )


HB 1218    Cavenaugh, Frances (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Requires the Department of Human Services to restore or reimburse benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to a recipient whose benefits were stolen due to third-party fraud.
Bill History: 01-24-23 H Filed
01-24-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-30-23 H Moved to deferred list H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-31-23 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-31-23 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1245    Dalby, Carol (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Requires the House Committee on Judiciary and the Senate Committee on Judiciary to meet jointly to conduct a study of financial matters related to the court system.
Bill History: 01-25-23 H Filed
01-25-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
01-31-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
01-31-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
02-01-23 H Placed on the House calendar
02-01-23 H On floor for consideration
02-01-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
02-01-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
02-06-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
02-06-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
02-07-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-07-23 S On floor for consideration
02-07-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-07-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-09-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 38 )


HB 1252    Johnson, Lee (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Expands the list of items a health benefit plan must cover to include a prosthetic device for athletics or recreation and a prosthetic device for showering or bathing.
Bill History: 01-25-23 H Filed
01-25-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-15-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-15-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
03-15-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ommerce ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-16-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-27-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-27-23 H On floor for consideration
03-27-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 7)
03-27-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-30-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-31-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ommerce ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-03-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-03-23 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-05-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-05-23 S On floor for consideration
04-05-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 30/N: 1)
04-06-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
04-06-23 S On floor for consideration
04-06-23 H House concurred in Senate amendment 1
04-07-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-13-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 805 )


HB 1266    Evans, Brian (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Allows a minor 16 years of age or older to consent to outpatient mental health services for suicide prevention, addiction, or abuse and allows a mental health professional to treat such a minor without parental consent.
Bill History: 01-26-23 H Filed
01-26-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-09-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-09-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-23 H Placed on the House calendar
02-13-23 H Re-referred to committee H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-16-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1267    Mayberry, Julie (R)
Penzo, Clint (R)
Requires a home caregiver to have at least four hours of training covering Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Bill History: 01-26-23 H Filed
01-26-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
02-01-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 itary ...H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
02-01-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
02-02-23 H Placed on the House calendar
02-02-23 H On floor for consideration
02-02-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
02-06-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-08-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-08-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-09-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-09-23 S On floor for consideration
02-09-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-09-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-13-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 70 )


HB 1296    Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Tucker, Clarke (D)
Makes technical corrections to the Arkansas Code concerning the use of respectful language when referring to individuals with disabilities.
Bill History: 01-26-23 H Filed
01-26-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-16-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
03-16-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
03-16-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-Judiciary
03-27-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-28-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-28-23 H On floor for consideration
03-28-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 87/N: 3)
03-28-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
04-03-23 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
04-03-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
04-04-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-04-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
04-05-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-10-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 503 )


HB 1310    Ray, David (R) Amends the Medicaid Provider-Led Organized Care Act, amends the laws concerning risk-based provider organizations. (Shell Bill).
Bill History: 01-27-23 H Filed
01-30-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Journal Committee


HB 1323    Vaught, DeAnn (R) Requires a public school, open enrollment charter school, private school, or childcare facility to implement a mental health screening for participating students using an evidence-based screening program.
Bill History: 01-30-23 H Filed
01-30-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-02-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-23 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-23 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1325    Collins, Andrew (D)
Dotson, Jim (R)
Requires a county board of election commissioners that holds early voting at an additional polling site to have the same early voting hours at that site as the designated early voting hours at the office of the county clerk.
Bill History: 01-30-23 H Filed
01-30-23 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-01-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-01-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
02-02-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-08-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-08-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 2 ...H-State Agencies
02-08-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
02-09-23 H Amendment 2 adopted
02-13-23 H Placed on the House calendar
02-13-23 H On floor for consideration
02-13-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 68/N: 23)
02-13-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
03-07-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies
03-07-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-08-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-08-23 S On floor for consideration
03-08-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-08-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-13-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 263 )


HB 1343    Scott, Jamie (D)
Chesterfield, Linda (D)
Allows a teacher preparation program to include information in its curriculum about evidence-based, trauma-informed classroom instruction and recognition of behavioral reactions to trauma that may interfere with academic functioning.
Bill History: 02-02-23 H Filed
02-02-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
02-07-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-06-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-16-23 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-16-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
02-21-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-20-23 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-30-23 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of Joint Budget - Room 138 ...H-Education


HB 1401    Burkes, Rebecca (R)
Penzo, Clint (R)
Reduces from 24 months to 12 months the duration of time the Division of Workforce Services can provide assistance to an adult recipient and family members, modifies eligibility for certain programs to reflect this change.
Bill History: 02-13-23 H Filed
02-13-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-22-23 H Placed on the House calendar
02-22-23 H On floor for consideration
02-22-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 81/N: 17)
02-22-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-08-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-08-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-09-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-09-23 S On floor for consideration
03-09-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 24/N: 5)
03-09-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-13-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 266 )


HB 1420    Brown, Matt (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Requires a person/business that sells an emotional support dog to provide a written notice to the buyer containing certain information, requires healthcare providers documenting the need for emotional support dogs to meet certain requirements.
Bill History: 02-13-23 H Filed
02-14-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-22-23 H Placed on the House calendar
02-22-23 H On floor for consideration
02-22-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 99/N: 0)
02-22-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-06-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-06-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-07-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-07-23 S Passed over on calendar
03-08-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-08-23 S On floor for consideration
03-08-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 29/N: 0)
03-08-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-13-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 268 )


HB 1428    Cooper, Cameron (R)
McKee, Matt (R)
Requires a public school serving as a test site for career readiness assessment tests to ensure access for students regardless of school enrollment status and to make accommodations for students with disabilities.
Bill History: 02-14-23 H Filed
02-14-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-02-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-07-23 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Education
04-07-23 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1445    Eubanks, Jon (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Requires assisted living facilities participating in the Arkansas Medicaid Program to file a cost report as specified by the Department of Human Services annually.
Bill History: 02-16-23 H Filed
02-16-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
02-23-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-22-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-23-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-27-23 H Placed on the House calendar
02-27-23 H On floor for consideration
02-27-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
02-27-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-01-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-02-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-02-23 S On floor for consideration
03-02-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-02-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-06-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 198 )


HB 1446    Cavenaugh, Frances (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Requires the Department of Human Services to set minimum standards governing the quality of care provided by a regulated facility to a child, prohibits a psychiatric residential treatment facility from admitting a child unless certain conditions are met.
Bill History: 02-16-23 H Filed
02-16-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-28-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-09-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
03-13-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-14-23 H Committee hearing set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-14-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
03-16-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-15-23 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-16-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-27-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-27-23 H On floor for consideration
03-27-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
03-27-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 Welfare and Labor ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
04-05-23 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-06-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-06-23 S On floor for consideration
04-06-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
04-06-23 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-06-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-07-23 H Placed on the House calendar
04-07-23 H On floor for consideration
04-07-23 H House concurred in Senate amendment 1
04-07-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-13-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 806 )


HB 1457    Furman, Tony (R) Requires the county board of election commissioners to designate observation areas for poll watchers everywhere ballots are cast, requires the State Board of Election Commissioners to develop a training program for poll watchers.
Bill History: 02-20-23 H Filed
02-20-23 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-22-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-27-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
03-01-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-28-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-08-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-08-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
03-08-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 ...H-State Agencies
03-09-23 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-13-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-13-23 H On floor for consideration
03-13-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 97/N: 0)
03-13-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
03-28-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies
03-28-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-29-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-23 S On floor for consideration
03-29-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-30-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-04-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 444 )


HB 1460    Tosh, Dwight (R)
Wallace, Dave (R)
Allows a person to be employed within Arkansas Medicaid as a peer support specialist with a violent offense on his or her record upon the review and approval of the Department of Human Services.
Bill History: 02-20-23 H Filed
02-20-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-23-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-23-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-27-23 H Placed on the House calendar
02-27-23 H On floor for consideration
02-27-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 1)
02-27-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-02-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-01-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-02-23 S On floor for consideration
03-02-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-02-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-06-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 200 )


HB 1461    Ladyman, Jack (R)
Petty, Jim (R)
Requires all state and county election officials to submit new federal election guidance to the Secretary of State within 2 business days of receipt, requires Secretary of State to compile information and prepare a report.
Bill History: 02-20-23 H Filed
02-20-23 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-01-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-01-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
03-06-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-06-23 H On floor for consideration
03-06-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 98/N: 0)
03-06-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
03-09-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies
03-09-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-14-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-14-23 S On floor for consideration
03-14-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-15-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-16-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 294 )


HB 1464    Burkes, Rebecca (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Makes various changes concerning complaints of election law violations and definitions and the preservation of election materials.
Bill History: 02-20-23 H Filed
02-20-23 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-01-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-01-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
03-06-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-06-23 H On floor for consideration
03-06-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
03-06-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
03-09-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies
03-09-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-14-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-13-23 S Passed over on calendar
03-14-23 S On floor for consideration
03-14-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-15-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-16-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 295 )


HB 1468    Long, Wayne (R)
Johnson, Mark (R)
Provides that a faculty member, teacher, or other employee of a school is not required to use a student's or coworker's preferred pronoun if it is not consistent with the student's or coworker's biological sex.
Bill History: 02-20-23 H Filed
02-20-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
02-23-23 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-06-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
03-07-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-09-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-09-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-13-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-13-23 H Re-referred to committee H-Education
03-14-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
03-14-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 2 ...H-Education
03-15-23 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-16-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-16-23 H Passed over on calendar
03-27-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-27-23 H On floor for consideration
03-27-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 65/N: 18)
03-27-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
03-29-23 S Committee hearing set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-29-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-05-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-05-23 S On floor for consideration
04-05-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 20/N: 5)
04-05-23 S Motion to sound ballot carried
04-05-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 19/N: 5)
04-06-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-11-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 542 )


HB 1487    Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Makes various changes to election law regarding the preparation, delivery, counting, and transport of ballots.
Bill History: 02-22-23 H Filed
02-22-23 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-01-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-01-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
03-01-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ...H-State Agencies
03-02-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-06-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-06-23 H On floor for consideration
03-06-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
03-06-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
03-14-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies
03-14-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-16-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-16-23 S On floor for consideration
03-16-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-17-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-21-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 329 )


HB 1504    McElroy, Mark (R) Prohibits certain school districts from being administratively consolidated if the school district is currently classified as in need of Level 5 Intensive support and an enrolled student would have to ride a bus for more than 40 miles to attend.
Bill History: 02-27-23 H Filed
02-27-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-28-23 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-28-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-29-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-29-23 H On floor for consideration
03-29-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 98/N: 0)
03-29-23 H Emergency clause adopted
03-29-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
04-05-23 S Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of Joint Budget - Room 207 ...S-Education
04-05-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-06-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-06-23 S On floor for consideration
04-06-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 0)
04-06-23 S Emergency clause adopted
04-06-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-11-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 543 )


HB 1516    Lundstrum, Robin (R)
English, Jane (R)
Allows a public school district to enter into a memo of understanding with a business to provide a subject-matter expert for targeted classroom supplemental training or instruction, creates income tax credit for participating businesses.
Bill History: 02-28-23 H Filed
02-28-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-14-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-14-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
03-16-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-15-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-28-23 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-28-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
03-28-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 ...H-Education
03-29-23 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-30-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-30-23 H On floor for consideration
03-30-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
03-31-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
04-03-23 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
04-03-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-03-23 S Re-referred to committee S-Revenue and Taxation
04-04-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
04-05-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-05-23 S Amendment 1 adopted


HB 1537    Collins, Andrew (D)
Tucker, Clarke (D)
Requires the Secretary of State to establish and maintain a secure online voter registration system, including specifications for application forms and security measures.
Bill History: 03-02-23 H Filed
03-02-23 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-08-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-08-23 H Committee motion to table carried
04-05-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1539    Vaught, DeAnn (R) Repeals the requirement for public school districts and open-enrollment public charter schools to offer expelled students alternative courses equal to the credits the student may have received if enrolled.
Bill History: 03-02-23 H Filed
03-02-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-30-23 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of Joint Budget - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-30-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
04-03-23 H Placed on the House calendar
04-03-23 H On floor for consideration
04-03-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 86/N: 1)
03-30-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
04-06-23 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
04-06-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-06-23 S On floor for consideration
04-06-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 1)
04-07-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-12-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 724 )


HB 1540    Vaught, DeAnn (R) Allows a student who leaves a public school district/open-enrollment public charter school for at least one year to reenter at the grade level appropriate to the student's ability.
Bill History: 03-02-23 H Filed
03-02-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-28-23 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-28-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
03-30-23 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of Joint Budget - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-29-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-30-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
04-03-23 H Placed on the House calendar
04-03-23 H On floor for consideration
04-03-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 1)
03-30-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
04-05-23 S Committee hearing set for Upon Adjourn Joint Budget-Room 207 ...S-Education
04-05-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-06-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-06-23 S On floor for consideration
04-06-23 S Failed (Vote: N: 9/Y: 8)
04-06-23 S Motion to expunge vote carried


HB 1546    Warren, Les (R)
Davis, Breanne (R)
Provides that an organization that holds a Section 14(c) certificate is legally recognized to employ individuals with disabilities.
Bill History: 03-02-23 H Filed
03-02-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-07-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-07-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-08-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-08-23 H On floor for consideration
03-08-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 87/N: 2)
03-08-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-15-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-15-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-16-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-16-23 S On floor for consideration
03-16-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-17-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-21-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 339 )


HB 1553    Johnson, Lee (R)
Boyd, Justin (R)
Requires the Department of Human Services to implement an abbreviated independent assessment process for beneficiaries who have chronic conditions and who receive home- and community-based services through a risk-based provider organization.
Bill History: 03-06-23 H Filed
03-06-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-09-23 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1565    Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Tucker, Clarke (D)
Requires the House and Senate Committees on Public Health, Welfare, and Labor to file a final Arkansas Legislative Study on Mental and Behavioral Health report with their findings/recommendations by October 31, 2024.
Bill History: 03-07-23 H Filed
03-07-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-09-23 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-09-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-13-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-13-23 H On floor for consideration
03-13-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
03-13-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-29-23 S Meeting set for 10:20 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-30-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-04-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 0)
04-05-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-10-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 512 )


HB 1667    Moore, Kendra (R)
Boyd, Justin (R)
Requires the Department of Human Services to annually report to the House and Senate Committees on Public Health, Welfare, and Labor and Legislative Council on assisted living costs and reimbursements.
Bill History: 03-16-23 H Filed
03-16-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-30-23 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-30-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-03-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-04-23 H Placed on the House calendar
04-04-23 H On floor for consideration
04-04-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
04-04-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-06-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-06-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 0)
04-07-23 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-13-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 820 )


HB 1694    Flowers, Vivian (D)
Leding, Greg (D)
Allows a person charged with an offense where the state seeks a death sentence to file a petition alleging that the person has a serious mental illness, prohibits the state from seeking a death sentence if a trial court confirms serious mental illness.
Bill History: 03-27-23 H Filed
03-27-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-30-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 148 ...H-Judiciary
03-30-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
04-04-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HB 1754    Hodges, Grant (R) Makes changes regarding various costs and fees imposed on a juvenile or the parent/guardian/custodian under the Juvenile Code and concerning the penalty for unexcused school absences.
Bill History: 03-28-23 H Filed
03-28-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
04-03-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 itary ...H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military


HB 1782    Gazaway, Jimmy (R) Prohibits school personnel who act in good faith from being liable for any civil damages for an act/omission so long as the act or omission was not gross negligence or willful misconduct regarding student restraints in public schools/educational settings.
Bill History: 03-29-23 H Filed
03-29-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-31-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
04-04-23 H Placed on the House calendar
04-04-23 H On floor for consideration
04-04-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 6)
04-04-23 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
04-06-23 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education


HB 1791    Gazaway, Jimmy (R) Requires a public school administrator to make a reasonable request for information related to adverse childhood experiences before placing a student in an alternative learning environment or implementing an exclusionary disciplinary action.
Bill History: 03-29-23 H Filed
03-29-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
04-04-23 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of Joint Budget - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-03-23 H Moved to deferred list H-Education


HB 1804    Bentley, Mary (R)
Penzo, Clint (R)
Requires a recipient of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits to recertify with the Department of Human Services once every six months if the recipient is an able-bodied adult.
Bill History: 03-30-23 H Filed
03-30-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1832    Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Tucker, Clarke (D)
Includes the Arkansas Brighter Future Fund Plan as a permissible investment a guardian of an estate may make on behalf of a ward without a court order.
Bill History: 03-31-23 H Filed
04-03-23 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
04-04-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary


HJR1010    Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Gilmore, Ben (R)
Proposes a Constitutional amendment concerning boards and commissions governing state institutions. (Shell Resolution)
Bill History: 02-08-23 H Filed
02-08-23 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-27-23 H Meeting set for 10 Minutes Upon Adjournment - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


SB 41    Hill, Ricky (R)
Wardlaw, Jeff (R)
Requires state agencies to divest from products of financial services providers that discriminate against energy, fossil fuel, firearms/ammunition industry businesses based on environmental, social justice, or governance scores or metrics.
Bill History: 01-09-23 S Filed
01-09-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce


SB 51    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Department of Human Services - Division of Developmental Disabilities Services for 2023-2024 operations.
Bill History: 01-12-23 S Filed
01-12-23 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget
03-10-23 S Sent to subcommittee JBC - Special Language Subcommittee
03-16-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
03-27-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-27-23 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-04-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass Joint Budget
04-05-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-05-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 0)
04-05-23 S Emergency clause adopted
04-05-23 H Received in the House - Referred to calendar
04-06-23 H Placed on the House calendar
04-06-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
04-06-23 H Emergency clause adopted
04-07-23 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-13-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 863 )


SB 71    Sullivan, Dan (R)
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Repeals various programs aimed at the recruitment and retention of minority candidates in public schools, state supported institutions of higher education, and state agencies, boards, and commissions.
Bill History: 01-18-23 S Filed
01-18-23 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
01-31-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies
01-31-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ...S-State Agencies
01-31-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
02-01-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-01-23 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-08-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
02-09-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-09-23 S Amendment 2 adopted
02-20-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-20-23 S Re-referred to committee S-State Agencies
02-23-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies
02-23-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
02-28-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies
02-27-23 S Amendment 3 adopted
03-07-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies
03-08-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-09-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-09-23 S On floor for consideration
03-09-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 18/N: 12)
03-09-23 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
03-13-23 H Meeting set for 15 Minutes Upon Adjournment - Room 151
03-13-23 H Committee motion to table carried
03-15-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-15-23 H Moved to deferred list H-State Agencies
04-03-23 H Meeting set for 10 Minutes Upon Adjournment - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-03-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ...H-State Agencies
04-04-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-05-23 H Placed on the House calendar
04-05-23 H Failed (Vote: N: 51/Y: 27)
04-05-23 H Clincher adopted
06-02-23 H Assigned study proposal number - see ISP 79


SB 74    Boyd, Justin (R)
Rose, Ryan (R)
Provides that a surrogate applying for public health benefits can have access to information regarding the principal's income, assets, and financial records to the extent required to make an application.
Bill History: 01-18-23 S Filed
01-18-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-19-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
01-23-23 S Amendment 1 adopted
01-25-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-25-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
01-25-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 2 Welfare and Labor ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-26-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-26-23 S Amendment 2 adopted
01-30-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-30-23 S On floor for consideration
01-30-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 23/N: 4)
01-30-23 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-02-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-02-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 2 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-07-23 H Placed on the House calendar
02-07-23 H On floor for consideration
02-07-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 2)
02-07-23 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-09-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 49 )


SB 81    Sullivan, Dan (R)
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Amends the law concerning obscene material, creates the offense of furnishing harmful items to minors.
Bill History: 01-19-23 S Filed
01-23-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
02-15-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
02-14-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
02-15-23 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-20-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
02-20-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
02-20-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 2 ...S-Judiciary
02-21-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-21-23 S Amendment 2 adopted
02-22-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-22-23 S On floor for consideration
02-22-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 27/N: 6)
02-22-23 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
03-07-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
03-07-23 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
03-09-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
03-09-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-Judiciary
03-09-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
03-13-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-15-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-15-23 H On floor for consideration
03-15-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 56/N: 25)
03-15-23 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-Judiciary
03-27-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-27-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
03-28-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-28-23 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
03-29-23 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-30-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 372 )


SB 149    Leding, Greg (D)
McCullough, Tippi (D)
Increases per-student foundation funding amounts for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school years.
Bill History: 01-26-23 S Filed
01-26-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
02-08-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
02-07-23 S Meeting cancelled for 02/08/23 ...S-Education
04-06-23 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education


SB 186    Irvin, Missy (R)
Johnson, Lee (R)
Outlines the requirements of background checks for employees of providers of care to individuals with an intellectual and developmental disability.
Bill History: 02-01-23 S Filed
02-01-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-15-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-15-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
02-15-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 Welfare and Labor ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-20-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-20-23 S On floor for consideration
02-20-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-20-23 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-23-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-23-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-27-23 H Placed on the House calendar
02-27-23 H On floor for consideration
02-27-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
02-27-23 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-02-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 184 )


SB 188    Irvin, Missy (R)
Johnson, Lee (R)
Clarifies that the Department of Health's Division of Provider Services and Quality Assurance certifies and regulates long-term care facilities and services.
Bill History: 02-01-23 S Filed
02-01-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-08-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-08-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-09-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-09-23 S On floor for consideration
02-09-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-09-23 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-14-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-14-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-15-23 H Placed on the House calendar
02-15-23 H Passed over on calendar
02-15-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
02-16-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-20-23 H Placed on the House calendar
02-20-23 H Passed over on calendar
02-21-23 H Placed on the House calendar
02-21-23 H On floor for consideration
02-21-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
02-21-23 S Received from House as amended - Calendar
02-23-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-23-23 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
02-23-23 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-27-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 164 )


SB 189    Irvin, Missy (R)
Johnson, Lee (R)
Amends the definition of intellectual and developmental disability, provides that it is a chronic disability attributable to specified factors.
Bill History: 02-01-23 S Filed
02-01-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-08-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-08-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
02-08-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 Welfare and Labor ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-09-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-09-23 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-13-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-13-23 S On floor for consideration
02-13-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-13-23 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
02-21-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-22-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-27-23 H Placed on the House calendar
02-27-23 H On floor for consideration
02-27-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 1)
02-27-23 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-01-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-02-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-02-23 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
03-02-23 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-06-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 214 )


SB 199    Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Bentley, Mary (R)
Provides that a healthcare professional who performs a gender transition procedure on a minor is liable if the minor is physically or psychologically injured; injured minor may bring a civil action.
Bill History: 02-06-23 S Filed
02-06-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
02-13-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
02-13-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
02-15-23 S Re-referred to committee S-Judiciary
02-15-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
02-16-23 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-20-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
02-20-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
02-21-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-21-23 S On floor for consideration
02-21-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 29/N: 6)
02-21-23 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
03-07-23 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
03-07-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
03-08-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-08-23 H On floor for consideration
03-08-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 76/N: 17)
03-08-23 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-13-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 274 )


SB 213    Irvin, Missy (R)
Johnson, Lee (R)
Expands list of eligible recipients for a record of a screened-out report of adult maltreatment or long-term care facility maltreatment to include an alleged offender's current employer and the entity responsible for licensing/registering the offender.
Bill History: 02-07-23 S Filed
02-07-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-15-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-15-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-16-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-16-23 S On floor for consideration
02-16-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
02-16-23 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-21-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-22-23 H Placed on the House calendar
02-22-23 H Passed over on calendar
02-27-23 H Placed on the House calendar
02-27-23 H On floor for consideration
02-27-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 97/N: 0)
02-27-23 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-02-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 187 )


SB 216    Tucker, Clarke (D) Requires a county board of election commissioners to establish polling sites and voting equipment in an adequate number to ensure all voters are given the opportunity to vote within 1 hour of arriving at a polling location on election day.
Bill History: 02-08-23 S Filed
02-08-23 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-14-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


SB 230    King, Bryan (R) Requires employers to provide 8 hours of paid leave to each employee registered to vote for early voting prior to a primary election, prohibits employers from penalizing employees for using this paid leave.
Bill History: 02-08-23 S Filed
02-08-23 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-14-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies
02-13-23 S Moved to deferred list S-State Agencies


SB 233    Tucker, Clarke (D) Provides that an application for absentee ballots is valid for one election and the corresponding runoff election, Secretary of State must allow an applicant to select that the application for absentee ballots will remain in effect for one year.
Bill History: 02-08-23 S Filed
02-09-23 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-14-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


SB 234    Tucker, Clarke (D) Makes various changes to the application forms for absentee ballots to make them easier to read for voters.
Bill History: 02-08-23 S Filed
02-09-23 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-14-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


SB 250    Hammer, Kim (R)
Long, Wayne (R)
Requires paper ballots to be compatible with electronic vote tabulation devices and to be run through an electronic vote tabulation device before a hand count is conducted, requires election results to be reported within 24 hours of the polls closing.
Bill History: 02-10-23 S Filed
02-13-23 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-23-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies
02-23-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
02-23-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ...S-State Agencies
02-27-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-27-23 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-28-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-28-23 S On floor for consideration
02-28-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 21/N: 6)
02-28-23 S Emergency clause failed
02-28-23 S Motion to expunge vote for emergency clause carried
02-28-23 S Emergency clause adopted (Vote: Y: 27/N: 5)
02-28-23 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
03-13-23 H Meeting set for 15 Minutes Upon Adjournment - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-13-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
03-15-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-15-23 H On floor for consideration
03-15-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 86/N: 7)
03-15-23 H Emergency clause adopted
03-16-23 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-21-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 350 )


SB 258    Dees, Tyler (R)
Burkes, Rebecca (R)
Prohibits a county clerk, public employee, or election official from establishing or using a drop box for the purpose of collecting absentee ballots, and from delivering an absentee ballot through a drop box.
Bill History: 02-13-23 S Filed
02-13-23 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-16-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies
02-16-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-20-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-20-23 S On floor for consideration
02-20-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 28/N: 6)
02-20-23 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
03-08-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-08-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
03-08-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-State Agencies
03-09-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-13-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-13-23 H On floor for consideration
03-13-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 80/N: 16)
03-13-23 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-State Agencies
03-14-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-15-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-15-23 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
03-16-23 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-21-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 353 )


SB 260    Dotson, Jim (R)
Underwood, Kendon (R)
Requires ballot initiatives for statutory and constitutional amendments to submit petitions from 50 counties, containing signatures of three-fourths of the designated percentage of the electors for each county represented.
Companions:
HB 1419 Underwood, Kendon (Same As)
  3- 7-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 236)
Bill History: 02-13-23 S Filed
02-14-23 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-16-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies
02-16-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ...S-State Agencies
02-16-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
02-20-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-20-23 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-21-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar


SB 262    Payton, John (R)
Miller, Josh (R)
Repeals the requirement that a school district with attendance less than 350 be administratively consolidated by the state board if the district does not petition for voluntary consolidation or annexation.
Bill History: 02-14-23 S Filed
02-14-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-01-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-01-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
03-01-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ...S-Education
03-02-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-02-23 S Amendments 1 & 2 adopted
03-06-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-06-23 S On floor for consideration
03-06-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-06-23 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
03-28-23 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-28-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-29-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-29-23 H On floor for consideration
03-29-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
03-30-23 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-04-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 461 )


SB 278    King, Bryan (R)
Miller, Josh (R)
Repeals the Arkansas Health and Opportunity for Me Program, transfers all persons enrolled in the Arkansas Health and Opportunity for Me Program to coverage under Medicaid.
Bill History: 02-15-23 S Filed
02-15-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-31-23 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 294    Davis, Breanne (R)
Brooks, Keith (R)
Creates the Arkansas LEARNS Act, creating personal accounts for students to use in attending eligible schools, setting a minimum teacher salary of $50,000 and making various other changes to education law.
Bill History: 02-20-23 S Filed
02-20-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
02-22-23 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...S-Education
02-22-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
02-23-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-23-23 S On floor for consideration
02-23-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 25/N: 7)
02-23-23 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
02-24-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
02-27-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-28-23 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Education
03-01-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-02-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-02-23 H On floor for consideration
03-02-23 H Motion for immediate consideration failed
03-02-23 H Motion for immediate consideration carried (Vote: Y: 63/N: 28)
03-02-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 78/N: 21)
03-02-23 H Emergency clause adopted
03-02-23 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-Education
03-06-23 S Meeting set for 15 Minutes Upon Adjournment - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-06-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
03-07-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-07-23 S On floor for consideration
03-07-23 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
03-08-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 237 )


SB 303    Tucker, Clarke (D) Makes changes concerning weighted lottery admissions for open-enrollment public charter schools to increase the admission chances for school lunch students, English-language learners, disabled students, and academically distressed students.
Bill History: 02-21-23 S Filed
02-21-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-15-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-16-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
03-29-23 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-30-23 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-Education
03-30-23 S Withdrawn from further consideration
06-02-23 S Assigned study proposal number - see ISP 58


SB 306    Dismang, Jonathan (R)
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Requires the Department of Human Services to request a broad-based categorical eligibility waiver and to set the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program asset limit at $6,000 upon receiving such waiver.
Bill History: 02-21-23 S Filed
02-21-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-15-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-15-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
03-15-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 Welfare and Labor ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-15-23 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-16-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-16-23 S On floor for consideration
03-16-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 21/N: 9)
03-16-23 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-28-23 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-28-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
03-28-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-29-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-30-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-30-23 H On floor for consideration
03-30-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 65/N: 16)
03-31-23 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-30-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-04-23 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
04-06-23 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-11-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 675 )


SB 308    Dismang, Jonathan (R)
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Requires the Department of Education to use funds appropriated to the Public School Fund Account to provide free school meals to qualifying students not initially covered by federal funds, requires audit of the Education Child Nutrition Unit.
Bill History: 02-22-23 S Filed
02-22-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-08-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-08-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
03-09-23 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-29-23 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education


SB 309    Hester, Bart (R)
Fite, Charlene (R)
Clarifies that the Child Welfare Agency Review Board is required to terminate the license of a psychiatric residential treatment facility licensee that has not been in operation for a consecutive twelve-month period.
Bill History: 02-22-23 S Filed
02-22-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
03-27-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-27-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
03-28-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-28-23 S On floor for consideration
03-28-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-28-23 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
03-29-23 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 130 itary ...H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
03-29-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
03-30-23 H Placed on the House calendar
03-30-23 H On floor for consideration
03-30-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 0)
03-31-23 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-04-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 464 )


SB 364    Tucker, Clarke (D)
Flowers, Vivian (D)
Requires a public school district to be returned to full local control if the school district has been under the authority of the state board for 5 years and has democratically elected a board of directors during a special/annual school election.
Bill History: 03-06-23 S Filed
03-06-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-15-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-15-23 S Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed (Vote: Y: 4/N: 3)
03-17-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
03-27-23 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-29-23 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-28-23 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-29-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
03-30-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-30-23 S On floor for consideration
03-30-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 3)
03-30-23 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
04-04-23 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of Joint Budget - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-04-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
04-05-23 H Placed on the House calendar
04-05-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 84/N: 0)
04-06-23 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-11-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 633 )


SB 367    Flowers, Stephanie (D) Requires a school district to make unused or underutilized public school facilities available at no cost to the municipality in which the school district's boundaries are located.
Bill History: 03-06-23 S Filed
03-06-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-08-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-09-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
03-09-23 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-15-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-15-23 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 4/N: 3)
04-03-23 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
04-03-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-04-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-04-23 S On floor for consideration
04-04-23 S Failed (Vote: N: 13/Y: 17)
04-04-23 S Motion to expunge vote carried


SB 431    Clark, Alan (R)
Furman, Tony (R)
Makes various changes regarding the authorization to obtain and deliver absentee ballots. Repeals provisions for designated bearers and provides regulations for authorized agents or administrators in obtaining absentee ballots.
Bill History: 03-15-23 S Filed
03-15-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
03-29-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-29-23 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-05-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


SB 443    Leding, Greg (D)
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Creates the Arkansas Office of Employment First, the Employment First Advisory Committee, and the Employment First Business Partner Program to develop policies related to individuals with disabilities.
Bill History: 03-16-23 S Filed
03-16-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
04-04-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
06-02-23 S Assigned study proposal number - see ISP 65


SB 449    English, Jane (R)
Haak, Delia (R)
Creates the Arkansas Broadband Advisory Council to provide stakeholder input on the applicability of the federal Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program to Arkansas, describes membership composition and powers and duties.
Bill History: 03-20-23 S Filed
03-20-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-28-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-27-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
03-28-23 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-05-23 S Meeting set for 8:00 a.m. - Room 309 ...S-Insurance and Commerce


SB 451    English, Jane (R) Repeals duties of the Higher Education Coordinating Board with regard to workforce education, repeals the Board's involvement in written agreement with the Career Education and Workforce Development Board for federal workforce funds distribution, more.
Bill History: 03-20-23 S Filed
03-20-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
03-27-23 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-27-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
03-28-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-28-23 S On floor for consideration
03-28-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
03-28-23 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
04-04-23 H Meeting set for Upon Adjournment of Joint Budget - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-04-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
04-05-23 H Placed on the House calendar
04-05-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
04-06-23 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-11-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 648 )


SB 468    Penzo, Clint (R) Requires a personal care services provider to demonstrate to the Department of Human Services evidence that the provider makes certain contributions in order to receive the full reimbursement rate.
Bill History: 03-23-23 S Filed
03-23-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
04-04-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce


SB 492    Irvin, Missy (R) Allows alternatives to the requirement for notarization of requests for adult and long-term care facility resident maltreatment/child maltreatment registry checks.
Bill History: 03-27-23 S Filed
03-27-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-29-23 S Committee hearing set for 10:20 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-29-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-30-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-30-23 S On floor for consideration
03-30-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-30-23 S Emergency clause adopted
03-30-23 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-23 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-23 H Placed on the House calendar
04-05-23 H On floor for consideration
04-05-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
04-05-23 H Emergency clause adopted
04-06-23 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-11-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 710 )


SB 495    Gilmore, Ben (R)
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Makes various changes to sentencing, parole, and post-release supervision policies.
Bill History: 03-27-23 S Filed
03-27-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
03-29-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-30-23 S Amendment(s) Filed
03-30-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ...S-Judiciary
03-30-23 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-03-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-03-23 S On floor for consideration
04-03-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 29/N: 5)
04-03-23 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
04-04-23 H Committee hearing set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
04-05-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-Judiciary
04-05-23 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-05-23 H Amendment(s) Filed
04-06-23 H Placed on the House calendar
04-06-23 H On floor for consideration
04-06-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 82/N: 14)
04-06-23 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-Judiciary
04-06-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
04-07-23 S Senate concurred in House amendment
04-07-23 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-11-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 659 )


SB 515    Irvin, Missy (R) Amends provisions related to Medicaid fraud and investigations, civil remedies and restitution. Amends related criminal law and creates new offenses.
Bill History: 03-28-23 S Filed
03-28-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
04-03-23 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
04-03-23 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-Judiciary
04-03-23 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 516    Leding, Greg (D) Adjusts the distribution of membership of the Board of Developmental Disabilities Services, changing from geographical representation to members who represent the types of developmental disabilities services provided.
Bill History: 03-28-23 S Filed
03-28-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-31-23 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
06-02-23 S Assigned study proposal number - see ISP 70


SB 519    Irvin, Missy (R) Creates a new chapter related to abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older persons in an inpatient facility receiving 24 hours care.
Bill History: 03-28-23 S Filed
03-28-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
04-03-23 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
04-03-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
04-04-23 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-04-23 S On floor for consideration
04-04-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-04-23 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
04-06-23 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
04-06-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
04-07-23 H Placed on the House calendar
04-07-23 H On floor for consideration
04-07-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
04-07-23 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-12-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 783 )


SB 549    Dismang, Jonathan (R)
Eaves, Les (R)
Decreases income tax rates for individuals, trusts, and estates; decreases income tax rate for domestic and foreign corporations from 5.3% to 5.1% on net income exceeding $25,000.
Bill History: 03-30-23 S Filed
03-30-23 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
04-03-23 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - OSC ...S-Revenue and Taxation
04-03-23 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ation ...S-Revenue and Taxation
04-03-23 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-03-23 S On floor for consideration
04-03-23 S Passed (Vote: Y: 30/N: 0)
04-03-23 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
04-04-23 H Committee hearing set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
04-04-23 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Revenue and Taxation
04-05-23 H Placed on the House calendar
04-05-23 H On floor for consideration
04-05-23 H Passed (Vote: Y: 85/N: 12)
04-06-23 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-10-23 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 532 )


SB 586    Leding, Greg (D)
Scott, Jamie (D)
Makes various changes regarding segregated confinement and alternative therapeutic and rehabilitative confinement options for prisoners.
Bill History: 04-06-23 S Filed
06-02-23 S Assigned study proposal number - see ISP 77


SJR 12    Leding, Greg (D)
Richardson, Jay (D)
Proposes a Constitutional amendment providing various tenant protections and landlord duties to maintain habitable premises.
Bill History: 02-08-23 S Filed
02-08-23 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-30-23 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - OSC ...S-State Agencies


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