ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Bill Status Report
05-03-2019 - 16:32:41

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HB 1004    Blake, Charles (D) Creates the Voter Integrity and Security Act, requiring automatic voter registration and establishing systems of outreach and voter education; amends Arkansas Constitution Amendment 51 and prohibits voter intimidation.
Bill History: 11-16-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-27-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-27-19 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed
04-03-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-State Agencies


HB 1019    Sorvillo, Jim (R)
Davis, Breanne (R)
Requires video cameras to be placed in certain classrooms upon written request by a parent or guardian, school employee, superintendent, principal, etc. and limits the duration of the request to one school year.
Bill History: 12-05-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
02-07-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
02-08-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-11-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-07-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-07-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-11-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-22-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-25-19 H Amendment 3 adopted
04-04-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Education


HB 1031    Rye, Johnny (R) Applies the existing $500 income tax credit for individuals who care for developmentally disabled children at home to individuals who care for blind or deaf children at home.
Bill History: 12-06-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
01-31-19 H Meeting Canceled for 10:00 - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
01-30-19 H Removed from hearing H-Revenue and Taxation
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1075    Mayberry, Julie (R)
Maloch, Bruce (D)
Creates a tax deduction for contributions to a disability savings account that do not exceed $5,000 per year, provides for recapture of the deduction in defined situations and sets the effective date for tax years beginning after January 1, 2019.
Bill History: 12-28-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
03-28-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
03-28-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Revenue and Taxation
03-29-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-29-19 H On floor for consideration
03-29-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 76/N: 1)
04-01-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
04-03-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
04-03-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Revenue and Taxation
04-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-04-19 S On floor for consideration
04-04-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-05-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-09-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 825 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1076    Mayberry, Julie (R)
Maloch, Bruce (D)
Amends the Better Life Experience Program Act to provide that proceeds from an account of a deceased person may be transferred to the estate of a designated beneficiary or other eligible individual designated by the beneficiary or his/her estate.
Bill History: 12-28-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-22-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-22-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-24-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-24-19 H [H] 20190124/-1/16639 (10:13:25)
01-24-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
01-24-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-30-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-30-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-31-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-31-19 S On floor for consideration
01-31-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
01-31-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-04-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 59 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1102    Sullivan, Dan (R) Repeals the requirement that DHS only issue licenses to nonprofit community programs in counties it determines to be underserved with regard to certain child health services and nonresidential services for adults with developmental disabilities.
Bill History: 01-03-19 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-29-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-30-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
01-31-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-12-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-14-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-13-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
02-14-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-14-19 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed
02-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1116    Davis, Andy (R)
Hester, Bart (R)
Establishes the Department of the Inspector General as a cabinet-level department, transferring three state programs to the Department and assigning powers and duties under the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019.
Bill History: 01-07-19 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...H-State Agencies
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-State Agencies


HB 1161    Dotson, Jim (R)
Flippo, Scott (R)
Makes various changes to state procurement law, adding procedures and requirements for service contracts.
Bill History: 01-15-19 H Filed
01-15-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-23-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
01-23-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
01-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-28-19 H [H] 20190128/-1/16644 (13:49:52)
01-28-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
01-28-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
02-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-19-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-19-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-State Agencies
02-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-20-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-25-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-25-19 S On floor for consideration
02-25-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-25-19 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-State Agencies
03-06-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-06-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
03-07-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-07-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment 1
03-11-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 417 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1229    Meeks, Stephen (R)
Davis, Breanne (R)
Updates the procurement standards for software applications relating to access for the blind.
Bill History: 01-23-19 H Filed
01-23-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
01-30-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
01-29-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
01-30-19 H Placed on the House calendar
01-31-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
01-30-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-06-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-06-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 2 ...H-State Agencies
02-07-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-07-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
02-11-19 H [H] 20190211/-1/16765 (13:44:29)
02-11-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
02-11-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
02-18-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
02-18-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
02-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-20-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-21-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-27-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 218 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1277    Hawks, Spencer (R) Requires criminal background checks for all persons employed through the state or contracted services to provide care, financial, or technological services to a person with disabilities or mental illness.
Bill History: 01-28-19 H Filed
01-28-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-06-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-06-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
02-11-19 H [H] 20190211/-1/16765 (14:14:12)
02-11-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
02-11-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
02-26-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-26-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-26-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-State Agencies
02-27-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-27-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-28-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-28-19 S On floor for consideration
02-28-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-04-19 H [H] 20190304/-1/16920 (13:37:23)
03-04-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
03-04-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-06-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 318 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1281    Ladyman, Jack (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Makes various revisions to laws regarding individuals with developmental disabilities, updating language and making technical corrections.
Companions:
SB 221 Hammer, Kim (Same As)
  4-24-19 S Died in committee S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Bill History: 01-28-19 H Filed
01-28-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-31-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-12-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-12-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-12-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration


HB 1323    Douglas, Dan (R) Prohibits the Office of Long-Term Care from adopting rules or standards that are stricter than the federal minimum requirements for certified nursing aides or assistants, including instructors.
Bill History: 01-31-19 H Filed
01-31-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1331    Capp, Sarah (R) Establishes a process of distribution of property and personal effects by a human development center upon the death of the resident and provides that any property not disbursed within five years shall escheat to a state agency.
Bill History: 01-31-19 H Filed
01-31-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-07-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-07-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-11-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-14-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-14-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-18-19 H [H] 20190218/-1/16813 (14:14:01)
02-18-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
02-18-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-27-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-27-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended Welfare and Labor ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-28-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-28-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-05-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-05-19 S On floor for consideration
03-05-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 24/N: 5)
03-05-19 S Held in the Senate
03-05-19 S Notice of reconsideration filed
03-06-19 S Notice of reconsideration withdrawn
03-11-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-19 H [H] 20190311/-1/16984 (13:41:00)
03-11-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
03-12-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 460 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1334    Maddox, John (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Increases the minimum number of individuals that the Department of Human services must seek to home-and community-based care waiver application waiver to serve in the assisted living program, from 1,000 to 1,725 by May 1, 2019.
Bill History: 01-31-19 H Filed
01-31-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1410    Gazaway, Jimmy (R) Establishes the obligations of residential landlords and residential tenants with regard to minimum habitability standards for tenants of residential realty.
Bill History: 02-07-19 H Filed
02-08-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
02-27-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
02-27-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-28-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-06-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-08-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-11-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-18-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-18-19 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed (Vote: Y: 10/N: 5)
03-25-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-25-19 H Meeting cancelled for 03/25/19 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-09-19 H Meeting set for Call of the Chair - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Insurance and Commerce


HB 1435    Pilkington, Aaron (R)
Dismang, Jonathan (R)
Requires the Arkansas Medicaid Program to reimburse for the fee that is incurred through a ridesharing app when the beneficiary uses the service to transport to healthcare facilities or offices of healthcare professionals.
Bill History: 02-12-19 H Filed
02-12-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-14-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-14-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-14-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-19-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-19-19 H [H] 20190319/-1/17058 (14:56:14)
03-19-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 63/N: 15)
03-19-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-25-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-19 S Meeting cancelled for 03/25/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-03-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-03-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-04-19 S Motion to suspend rules carried
04-04-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-04-19 S Motion to suspend rules carried
04-04-19 S On floor for consideration
04-04-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-05-19 H Received from Senate as amended - Calendar
04-08-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-08-19 H [H] 20190408/-1/17250 (13:55:28)
04-08-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
04-09-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 952 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1447    Watson, Danny (R)
Davis, Breanne (R)
Adds licensed behavioral health providers and licensed intellectual and developmental disabilities service providers to the definition of healthcare provider under the Patient Protection Act and the any willing provider laws.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-14-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-14-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-18-19 H [H] 20190218/-1/16813 (14:22:21)
02-18-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
02-18-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-27-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-28-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-28-19 S On floor for consideration
02-28-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-28-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-05-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 316 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1467    Lowery, Mark (R) Deems students with disabilities who have an individualized service plan in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act eligible for the Succeed Scholarship Program.
Bill History: 02-14-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-05-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-06-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-06-19 H [H] 10190306/-1/16950 (14:46:23)
03-06-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 59/N: 19)
03-06-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
03-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-Education
03-13-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-14-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-14-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-19 S On floor for consideration
03-18-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 28/N: 3)
03-18-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-Education
03-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-19-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-20-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-20-19 H [H] 20190320/-1/17085 (13:50:04)
03-20-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
03-20-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-21-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 548 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1470    Fite, Charlene (R)
Rice, Terry (R)
Makes various changes to mandated reporter and DHS custody provisions with regard to adult or long-term care facility resident maltreatment and the Child Maltreatment Act.
Bill History: 02-14-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
02-27-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 itary ...H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
02-27-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
03-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-04-19 H [H] 20190304/-1/16920 (15:35:05)
03-04-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 97/N: 0)
03-05-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
03-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
03-18-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-18-19 S On floor for consideration
03-18-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-19-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-20-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 531 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1471    Fite, Charlene (R)
Bond, Will (D)
Creates the Mental Health for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Bill of Rights Act, holding persons referenced as an underserved population and requiring access to mental health providers.
Bill History: 02-14-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-05-19 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
03-14-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-14-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-15-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-19-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-19-19 H [H] 20190319/-1/17058 (15:02:43)
03-19-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 88/N: 0)
03-19-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-25-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-19 S Meeting cancelled for 03/25/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-27-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-28-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-28-19 S On floor for consideration
03-28-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-29-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-01-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 644 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1491    Miller, Josh (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Requires the Department of Human Services to eliminate the Developmental Disabilities Waiver waiting list within three years using all available funding streams.
Bill History: 02-18-19 H Filed
02-18-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-26-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-28-19 H [H] 20190228/-1/16913 (14:32:16)
02-28-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
02-28-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-25-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-19 S Meeting cancelled for 03/25/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-03-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-03-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-03-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended Welfare and Labor ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-04-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-05-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-05-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-05-19 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-08-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-08-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-09-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-09-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-16-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1033 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1494    Flowers, Vivian (D) Creates a process for a person sentenced to death to petition the court for a hearing to determine whether the person has a serious mental illness; requires the court to vacate the death sentence if that determination is made.
Bill History: 02-18-19 H Filed
02-18-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-07-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
03-07-19 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 5/N: 12)
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Judiciary


HB 1511    Lowery, Mark (R) Requires that non-public school students with disabilities, including those enrolled in a private school and those home schooled, be eligible for the Succeed Scholarship Program.
Bill History: 02-19-19 H Filed
02-19-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Education


HB 1530    Gazaway, Jimmy (R) Requires the Department of Correction, the Division of Youth Services, and all local and regional detention facilities to report quarterly to the Legislative Council on the number of persons disciplined with solitary confinement or punitive segregation.
Bill History: 02-20-19 H Filed
02-20-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-27-19 H Meeting set for 110:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-25-19 H Meeting cancelled for 03/25/19 ...H-State Agencies
03-27-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-State Agencies


HB 1535    Sorvillo, Jim (R) Provides for the removal of a person's name from the Child Maltreatment Central Registry if certain conditions exist.
Bill History: 02-20-19 H Filed
02-20-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
02-27-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 itary ...H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
02-25-19 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Militar
02-25-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration
02-25-19 H Referred to interim committee Military ...H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military


HB 1536    Douglas, Dan (R) Creates the Compassionate Care End-of-Life Option, exempting physicians from liability for counseling patients on an independent decision to self-administer a lethal dose of medication.
Bill History: 02-20-19 H Filed
02-20-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-28-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1543    Burch, LeAnne (D)
Clark, Alan (R)
Prohibits a court from ordering the Department of Human Services to pay for goods or services on behalf of an adult who is in the custody of the department and does not qualify for Medicaid. Requires court-ordered payment from the person assets.
Bill History: 02-21-19 H Filed
02-21-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-26-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-04-19 H [H] 20190304/-1/16920 (15:07:31)
03-04-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 97/N: 0)
03-05-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-18-19 S Meeting set for 3:00 p.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-19-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-25-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-19 H Meeting cancelled for 03/25/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-08-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-08-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-09-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 956 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1548    Gonzales, Justin (R)
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Authorizes the entity that provides mental health examinations of a defendant to charge for the cost of the services. Authorizes the DHS Division of Aging to promulgate rules establishing charges and rules for waiving charges.
Bill History: 02-21-19 H Filed
02-21-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
03-12-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-12-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-Judiciary
03-13-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-13-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-14-19 H On floor for consideration
03-14-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 75/N: 9)
03-14-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
03-18-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
03-19-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
03-25-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-25-19 S On floor for consideration
03-25-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 1)
03-26-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-27-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 567 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1574    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Department of Human Services - Division of Developmental Disabilities Services for capital improvements to Human Development Centers for fiscal 2019-2020.
Bill History: 02-26-19 H Filed
02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget
02-28-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass Joint Budget
03-05-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-05-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 4)
03-05-19 H Emergency clause adopted
03-05-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to calendar
03-06-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-06-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-06-19 S Emergency clause adopted
03-07-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-08-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 401 )
07-01-19 G Effective date


HB 1651    Ladyman, Jack (R)
Irvin, Missy (R)
Amends various provisions for treatment of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; updates outdated language.
Bill History: 03-04-19 H Filed
03-04-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-14-19 H On floor for consideration
03-14-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 90/N: 0)
03-14-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-25-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-19 S Meeting cancelled for 03/25/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-03-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-03-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-03-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended Welfare and Labor ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-04-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-05-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-05-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-05-19 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-08-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-08-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-09-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-09-19 H House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-16-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1035 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1653    Mayberry, Julie (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Eliminates the tax deduction for gambling losses and directs $11 million of the savings annually to Arkansas Medicaid Program Trust Fund to be used exclusively for the Alternative Community Services Waiver Program.
Bill History: 03-04-19 H Filed
03-04-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Revenue and Taxation
03-05-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
03-05-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-07-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
03-06-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-06-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Revenue and Taxation


HB 1665    Brown, Karilyn (R)
Garner, Trent (R)
Adds requirements for election officials in the handling of voter assistance at polling places; includes early voting locations in provisions governing who may enter a polling place on a voting day.
Bill History: 03-04-19 H Filed
03-04-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-27-19 H Meeting set for 110:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-25-19 H Meeting cancelled for 03/25/19 ...H-State Agencies
03-27-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-27-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended1 ...H-State Agencies
03-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-28-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-29-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-29-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-29-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-29-19 H Re-referred to committee H-State Agencies
04-03-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-02-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-01-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-State Agencies
04-02-19 H [H] 20190402/-1/17179 (14:47:28)
04-02-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 86/N: 3)
04-02-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-State Agencies
04-04-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-04-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
04-04-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
04-08-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-08-19 S On floor for consideration
04-08-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 27/N: 6)
04-09-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 965 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1667    Brown, Karilyn (R) Creates a training program and required examination for administrators at long-term care and residential care facilities, with regard to absentee voting procedures.
Bill History: 03-04-19 H Filed
03-04-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-27-19 H Meeting set for 110:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-25-19 H Meeting cancelled for 03/25/19 ...H-State Agencies
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-State Agencies


HB 1691    Gray, Michelle (R) Requires the DHS – Division of Developmental Disabilities to promulgate rules for the closure, sale, transfer or expansion of facilities.
Bill History: 03-05-19 H Filed
03-05-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-14-19 H On floor for consideration
03-14-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 85/N: 1)
03-14-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-25-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-19 S Meeting cancelled for 03/25/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-09-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-09-19 S Passed over on calendar
04-24-19 S Died on the Senate calendar


HB 1715    Murdock, Reginald (D) Creates designated regional alternative learning environment high schools for students who have been adjudicated; addresses alternative learning environment funding.
Bill History: 03-06-19 H Filed
03-06-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
04-04-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Education


HB 1717    Gray, Michelle (R) Increases the minimum number of individuals that the Department of Human services must seek to home-and community-based care waiver application waiver to serve in the assisted living program, from 1,000 to 1,200 by May 1, 2019.
Bill History: 03-06-19 H Filed
03-06-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-13-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-13-19 H [H] 20190313/-1/16981 (14:59:43)
03-13-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
03-13-19 H Emergency clause adopted
03-13-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-25-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-19 S Meeting cancelled for 03/25/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-03-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-03-19 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-04-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1733    Gazaway, Jimmy (R) Establishes a Class C felony for making a threat to commit mass violence on school property, including all daycare, preschool, high school, and higher education properties.
Bill History: 03-06-19 H Filed
03-07-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-28-19 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
03-28-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-28-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-Judiciary
03-29-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-01-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-01-19 H [H] 20190401/-1/17174 (14:14:53)
04-01-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 87/N: 4)
04-01-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
04-03-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
04-08-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-08-19 S On floor for consideration
04-08-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-09-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 969 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1752    Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Increases the size of business that qualifies for Minimum Wage Act exemption, from those with four employees to those with up to 25; exempts nonprofit entities with operating budgets of less than one million dollars and certain nonprofit providers.
Bill History: 03-07-19 H Filed
03-11-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-14-19 H Passed over on calendar
03-14-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-28-19 H [H] 20190328/-1/17152 (14:18:31)
03-28-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-01-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-01-19 H Failed (Vote: N: 45/Y: 29)
04-24-19 H Died on the House calendar


HB 1753    Lundstrum, Robin (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Sets a minimum wage of $9.25, for employees under age 19, that is not subject to the future increases of Initiated Act 5; repeals the partial exemption that previously required full-time high school and college students to earn 85 percent of minimum wage.
Bill History: 03-07-19 H Filed
03-11-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-12-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-13-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-14-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-14-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-19-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-18-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-19-19 H Re-referred to committee H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-19-19 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-20-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-26-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-25-19 H Amendment 3 adopted
03-26-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-28-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-28-19 H [H] 20190328/-1/17152 (14:40:05)
03-28-19 H Passed over on calendar
04-01-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-01-19 H [H] 20190401/-1/17174 (13:47:31)
04-01-19 H Failed (Vote: N: 42/Y: 34)
04-24-19 H Died on the House calendar


HB 1755    Scott, Jamie (D)
Elliott, Joyce (D)
Restricts solitary confinement to no more than 24 hours for persons under the age of 18 who have been placed or detained in a juvenile detention facility unless he or she has engaged in a listed offense.
Bill History: 03-07-19 H Filed
03-11-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
03-20-19 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 130 itary ...H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
03-20-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-20-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 and 2 , Legislative & Mili ...H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
03-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-25-19 H Amendments 1 & 2 adopted
03-27-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-27-19 H [H] 20190327/-1/17138 (14:19:53)
03-27-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 87/N: 0)
03-27-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
04-05-19 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Judiciary
04-05-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
04-08-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-08-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-09-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 971 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1756    Clowney. Nicole (D)
Leding, Greg (D)
Limits the circumstances under which a waiver of right to counsel by person under the age of 18 may be accepted in a criminal proceeding.
Bill History: 03-07-19 H Filed
03-11-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-28-19 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
03-28-19 H Committee motion for D.P. as amended Failed (Vote: Y: 5/N: 11)
04-02-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Judiciary


HB 1775    Bentley, Mary (R)
Flippo, Scott (R)
Creates a work requirement for SNAP recipients, requiring the Department of Human Services to require adults who do not have dependents under six years of age to participate in an employment and training program.
Bill History: 03-11-19 H Filed
03-11-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-20-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-25-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-25-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-26-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-26-19 H [H] 20190326/-1/17118 (13:31:55)
03-26-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 67/N: 19)
03-26-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-03-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-03-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-04-19 S Passed over on calendar
04-08-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-08-19 S On floor for consideration
04-08-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 25/N: 9)
04-09-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 974 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HB 1805    Capp, Sarah (R)
Bond, Will (D)
Creates the Commission on the Prevention of Abuse of Elderly and Vulnerable Adults to make policy recommendations relating to who adults under current adult guardianship laws.
Bill History: 03-12-19 H Filed
03-13-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
03-27-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 itary ...H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military


HB 1821    Murdock, Reginald (D)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Requires the Department of Human Services to Medicaid seek state plan amendments and other waivers to implement an 8.8 percent increase in the raters paid to providers of certain services; requires a review of rate and reimbursements.
Bill History: 03-13-19 H Filed
03-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-28-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-01-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-01-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-02-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-02-19 H [H] 20190402/-1/17179 (14:07:40)
04-02-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 85/N: 8)
04-02-19 H Emergency clause adopted
04-02-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-19 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 4/N: 1)
04-08-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee failed S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-08-19 S Motion to sound ballot carried
04-08-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee failed S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-08-19 S Motion to expunge vote carried
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1840    Douglas, Dan (R)
Hammer, Kim (R)
Increases the minimum number of individuals that the Department of Human services must seek to home-and community-based care waiver application waiver to serve in the assisted living program, from 1,000 to 1,550 by May 1, 2019.
Bill History: 03-14-19 H Filed
03-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-02-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1919    Scott, Jamie (D) Requires a court to first determine that the use of handcuffs or other restraints on a juvenile is necessary before using restraints on a juvenile appearing in court. Requires a written order and the provision of counsel before ordering restraints.
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Filed
03-26-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-28-19 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Judiciary


HB 1923    McCollum, Austin (R)
Garner, Trent (R)
Requires the Department of Human Services to amend the Medicaid work requirement waiver to include parents and to require all able-bodied adults between 19 and 60 years old to work 20 hours per week or otherwise be in compliance.
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Filed
03-26-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1935    Gray, Michelle (R)
Sturch, James (R)
Requires Medicaid recipients be eligible for covered nonemergency transportation to and from medical appointments, including adult developmental day treatment or early intervention day treatment services.
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Filed
03-26-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-02-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-02-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-03-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-03-19 H [H] 20190403/-1/17210 (16:07:21)
04-03-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)
04-03-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


HB 1963    Gazaway, Jimmy (R) Creates the ARSafeSchools pilot program for UAMS to provide a crisis line through telephone or text message for students to anonymously report various incidents, crimes, or symptoms of mental illness concerning themselves or others.
Bill History: 03-28-19 H Filed
03-28-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Education
04-02-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-02-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
04-03-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-03-19 H [H] 20190403/-1/17210 (16:03:09)
04-03-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 87/N: 1)
04-03-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Education
04-05-19 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
04-05-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-09-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-09-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-10-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-16-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1064 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


HJR1022    Capp, Sarah (R)
Stubblefield, Gary (R)
Amends the constitution authorizing the General Assembly to enact laws limiting the amount of punitive damages that may be awarded in civil actions.
Companions:
SJR 17 Stubblefield, Gary (Same As)
  4-24-19 S Died in committee S-State Agencies
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-State Agencies


HJR1029    Sorvillo, Jim (R) Amends the constitution to require the legislature to meet in regular session every year, to meet in even-numbered years under the same 30-day time constraints as the current fiscal session, and to elect leadership during odd-numbered years.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies
02-27-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-25-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-26-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-State Agencies


ISP 8    Sorvillo, Jim (R)
Capp, Sarah (R)
For a study of adult guardianship laws to provide better protections and services for individuals who may be at risk for abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
Bill History: 04-03-19 I Filed with H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military


ISP 32    Sorvillo, Jim (R) A draft bill requiring video cameras to be placed in certain classrooms upon written request by a parent or guardian, school employee, superintendent, principal, etc. and limits the duration of the request to one school year. (Referred bill HB 1019)
Bill History: 04-04-19 I Filed with the Legislative Council


ISP 39    Rapert, Jason (R) A draft bill creating an alternate jury finding of 'guilty but with mental illness' when a defendant raises the affirmative defense of lack of criminal responsibility. (Referred bill SB 191)
Bill History: 04-19-19 I Filed with S-Judiciary


SB 12    Clark, Alan (R) Excludes certain actions by parents, custodians, guardians or foster parents from the definition of “neglect” for the purposes of child maltreatment investigations.
Bill History: 12-13-18 S Filed
01-14-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
04-08-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
04-12-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-Judiciary
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-12-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-Judiciary


SB 115    Ballinger, Bob (R)
Cavenaugh, Frances (R)
Creates exemptions to the Minimum Wage Act, including employers with fewer than 25 employees, nonprofits, persons under 18, persons with felony convictions, and persons with developmental disabilities.
Bill History: 01-16-19 S Filed
01-16-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-23-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
01-23-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
01-24-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-24-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - 2/13/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-05-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-06-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-06-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
03-12-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-13-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-13-19 S Amendment 3 adopted
04-24-19 S Died on the Senate calendar


SB 152    Irvin, Missy (R)
Fite, Charlene (R)
Amends various juvenile justice provisions, requiring the payment of restitution in some cases to qualify for nonjudicial probation; implementing a validated risk assessment system to determine appropriate penalties; more.
Bill History: 01-23-19 S Filed
01-23-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
01-30-19 S Meeting set for 3:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
02-04-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-05-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-05-19 S Amendment(s) Filed
02-05-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-06-19 S Meeting set for 3:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
02-06-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
02-07-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-07-19 S On floor for consideration
02-07-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-08-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Judiciary
02-14-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Judiciary
02-14-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-18-19 H Passed over on calendar
02-19-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-19-19 H [H] 20190219/-1/16820 (14:27:05)
02-19-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
02-20-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-21-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 189 )
07-01-20 G Effective date


SB 161    Leding, Greg (D)
Godfrey, Megan (D)
Removes the word “disabled” from special license plates and provides that plates already issued shall not be affected and that no return or application for new issuance is required.
Bill History: 01-23-19 S Filed
01-23-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
02-11-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Old Supreme Cou Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
02-11-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
02-12-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-12-19 S Passed over on calendar
02-12-19 S On floor for consideration
02-12-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
02-12-19 S Motion to expunge vote failed (Vote: Y: 0/N: 35)
02-12-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Transportation
02-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room B ...H-Public Transportation
02-19-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Transportation
02-21-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-21-19 H [H] 20190221/-1/16854 (14:14:52)
02-21-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 83/N: 1)
02-26-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-28-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 236 )


SB 191    Rapert, Jason (R) Creates a alternate jury finding of “guilty but with mental illness” when a defendant raises the affirmative defense of lack of criminal responsibility.
Bill History: 01-28-19 S Filed
01-28-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Judiciary
02-06-19 S Meeting set for 3:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
02-11-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-03-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
04-02-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-02-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-Judiciary


SB 221    Hammer, Kim (R) Makes various revisions to laws regarding individuals with developmental disabilities, updating language and making technical corrections.
Companions:
HB 1281 Ladyman, Jack (Same As)
  3-12-19 H Withdrawn from further consideration
Bill History: 01-31-19 S Filed
01-31-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-18-19 S Meeting set for 3:00 p.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 231    Hammer, Kim (R) Redefines “public records” and the Freedom of Information Act to extend to a private entity expending a minimum of 20 percent of its time, resources and efforts in support of a government entity.
Bill History: 01-31-19 S Filed
02-04-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
02-26-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-26-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-28-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-27-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-27-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-12-19 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-State Agencies
04-12-19 S Withdrawn from further consideration
04-12-19 S Referred to interim committee ...S-State Agencies


SB 317    Davis, Breanne (R) Prohibits healthcare providers and other related actors from discriminating against persons with mental or physical disabilities with regard to organ transplant decisions.
Bill History: 02-13-19 S Filed
02-13-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-25-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-19 S Meeting cancelled for 03/25/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-03-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 381    Elliott, Joyce (D)
Vaught, DeAnn (R)
Prohibits school districts from using corporal punishment on a child with a disability or having discipline policies that would allow its' use. Removes civil liability protections for personnel and volunteers who violate this provision.
Bill History: 02-19-19 S Filed
02-19-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
02-19-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-20-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-06-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 307 ...S-Education
03-06-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-07-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-07-19 S Amendment 2 adopted
03-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
03-13-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
03-14-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-14-19 S On floor for consideration
03-14-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-14-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
03-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
03-19-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
03-20-19 H Placed on the House calendar
03-20-19 H [H] 20190320/-1/17085 (14:53:30)
03-20-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 83/N: 0)
03-25-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-26-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 557 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 506    Irvin, Missy (R) Allows legislators and juvenile court staff to serve on the 24-member Youth Justice Reform Board. Provides for the Governor to appoint the chair and extends the Board to June 30, 2021.
Bill History: 03-06-19 S Filed
03-06-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-25-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-19 S Meeting cancelled for 03/25/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-27-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended Welfare and Labor ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-28-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-01-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-01-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-02-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-02-19 S On floor for consideration
04-02-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-02-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-08-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-08-19 H [H] 20190408/-1/17250 (14:37:54)
04-08-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)
04-09-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-12-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 931 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 519    Hammer, Kim (R)
Breaux, Harlan (R)
Alters the funding structure for community mental health centers to provide for funding from a combination of mental health block grants, social services block grants and state general revenue; implements procedures for determining increases.
Bill History: 03-08-19 S Filed
03-11-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-25-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-19 S Meeting cancelled for 03/25/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-19 S Committee motion to amend carried
04-04-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 Welfare and Labor ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-08-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-08-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-08-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 22/N: 6)
04-08-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-09-19 H Meeting set for 10:30 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-24-19 H Died in committee H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 524    Ballinger, Bob (R)
Dotson, Jim (R)
Requires the State Board of Election Commissioners to select by lot a number of counties, polling sites, early voting locations and vote centers for a post-election audit.
Bill History: 03-11-19 S Filed
03-11-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
03-19-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
03-19-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
03-20-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-20-19 S On floor for consideration
03-20-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 1)
03-20-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
03-27-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-27-19 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
03-29-19 H Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
03-29-19 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-29-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ...H-State Agencies
04-01-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-01-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-02-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-02-19 H [H] 20190402/-1/17179 (16:15:55)
04-02-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
04-02-19 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-State Agencies
04-04-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
04-04-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended ...S-State Agencies
04-05-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-05-19 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
04-05-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-08-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-11-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 888 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 640    Davis, Breanne (R)
Mayberry, Julie (R)
Eliminates the tax deduction for gambling losses and directs $11 million of the savings annually to Arkansas Medicaid Program Trust Fund to be used exclusively for the Community and Employment Supports Waiver Program.
Bill History: 03-25-19 S Filed
03-25-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Revenue and Taxation
03-27-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
03-27-19 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-01-19 S Meeting set for 11:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-Revenue and Taxation
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-Revenue and Taxation


SB 654    Dismang, Jonathan (R) Creates a $250 civil penalty for a person misrepresenting an animal as a service animal to a person or entity that operates a public accommodation.
Bill History: 03-27-19 S Filed
03-27-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-03-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-03-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-04-19 S On floor for consideration
04-04-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-05-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-08-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-08-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-09-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-09-19 H [H] 20190409/-1/17271 (14:07:29)
04-09-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
04-10-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1002 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


SB 665    Garner, Trent (R)
Wardlaw, Jeff (R)
Adds facilities for individuals with developmental disabilities to the prohibition against locating a medical marijuana dispensary within 1,500 feet of certain facilities such as schools and daycare centers.
Bill History: 04-01-19 S Filed
04-01-19 S Motion to suspend rules carried
04-01-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-02-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 309 nt ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-02-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-03-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-03-19 S On floor for consideration
04-03-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 31/N: 0)
04-03-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Rules
04-05-19 H Meeting set for Upon adjournment of House - MAC Room B ...H-Rules
04-05-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended No. 1 ...H-Rules
04-08-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-08-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-09-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-09-19 H [H] 20190409/-1/17271 (14:05:48)
04-09-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 85/N: 0)
04-09-19 H Emergency clause adopted
04-09-19 H Motion to suspend rules carried
04-09-19 H Re-referred to committee S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-09-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended Economic Developmen ...S-Agriculture and Economic Development
04-09-19 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
04-09-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 30/N: 1)
04-09-19 S Emergency clause adopted
04-10-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-15-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1004 )
04-15-19 G Effective date


SB 666    Elliott, Joyce (D)
McCullough, Tippi (D)
Prohibits a school resource officer from disciplining students or acting in the capacity of a police officer unless it is necessary to prevent or contain a situation that would place students and school employees at risk of harm.
Bill History: 04-01-19 S Filed
04-01-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
04-09-19 S Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. - Room 207 ...S-Education
04-24-19 S Died in committee S-Education


SB 677    Elliott, Joyce (D)
Scott, Jamie (D)
Makes various changes to the Division of Youth Services educational system including dyslexia screening and reading assessment within 30 days of commitment to the Division; provides a number of intervention and remedial services.
Bill History: 04-02-19 S Filed
04-02-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Education
04-03-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Education
04-04-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-04-19 S On floor for consideration
04-04-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
04-04-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Education
04-09-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education
04-09-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Education
04-10-19 H Placed on the House calendar
04-10-19 H On floor for consideration
04-10-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 86/N: 4)
04-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-17-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1089 )
07-24-19 G Effective date


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