ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Bill Status Report
02-15-2019 - 16:04:01

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

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
01-23-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies


HB 1019    Sorvillo, Jim (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
02-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education


HB 1025    Rye, Johnny (R) Amends law regarding number of voting centers for city council elections in cities of the second class by striking provisions that each ward have at least one voting precinct and that each city have one place only for holding elections.
Bill History: 12-06-18 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-City, County and Local Affairs
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Mac Room B ...H-City, County and Local Affairs


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


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
01-31-19 H Meeting Canceled for 10:00 - Room 151 ...H-Revenue and Taxation


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 )


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 Placed on the House calendar
01-31-19 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-12-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-12-19 H 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
02-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...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


HB 1121    Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Secretary of State for 2019-2020 operations.
Bill History: 01-08-19 H Filed
01-14-19 H Introduced and referred to Joint Budget


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
02-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies


HB 1225    Bentley, Mary (R)
Bledsoe, Cecile (R)
Requires the DHS Division of Child Care to publish information on its' website explaining licensing requirements and available funding for licensed homes and child care centers; requires report to legislature of rules that exceed federal requirements.
Companions:
SB 194 Bledsoe, Cecile (Same As)
  2- 5-19 S Passed over on calendar
Bill History: 01-23-19 H Filed
01-23-19 H Introduced and referred to H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
01-30-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 itary ...H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
01-30-19 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Aging, Children, Legislative & Military
02-04-19 H Placed on the House calendar
02-04-19 H [H] 20190204/-1/16718 (14:04:40)
02-04-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
02-04-19 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-06-19 S Meeting set for Upon adjournment of Senate - Room 272 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-07-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-06-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-11-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-11-19 S On floor for consideration
02-11-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
02-12-19 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
02-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 131 )


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


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
02-14-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies


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)
  2-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - 2/13/19, 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


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


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


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


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
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 ...H-Insurance and Commerce


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


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
02-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 138 ...H-Education


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


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
02-19-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130 ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


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)
  2-13-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies


HJR1029    Sorvillo, Jim (R) Amends the constitution to require the legislature to meet in regular session every year, and to elect leadership every two years following the general election.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Filed
02-14-19 H Introduced and referred to H-State Agencies


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
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary


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


SB 159    Ballinger, Bob (R)
Breaux, Harlan (R)
Provides that when a voter uses a provisional ballot utilizing a ballot making device that the poll worker is not required to collect the stub or sign the back of the ballot.
Bill History: 01-23-19 S Filed
01-23-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
01-29-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
01-29-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
01-30-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-30-19 S On floor for consideration
01-30-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
01-30-19 H Received in the House - 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 (14:32:59)
02-11-19 H Passed (Vote: Y: 83/N: 7)
02-11-19 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-13-19 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 109 )


SB 160    Ballinger, Bob (R)
Dotson, Jim (R)
Requires that if a polling site has 15 ballot styles, and sample ballots have been provided, that at least two bound copies that include all sample ballots or two electronic devices for voters to access all ballot styles be provided.
Bill History: 01-23-19 S Filed
01-23-19 S Introduced and referred to S-State Agencies
01-29-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
01-29-19 S Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed (Vote: Y: 4/N: 2)
01-31-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
01-30-19 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
01-31-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-31-19 S Amendment 1 adopted
02-05-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Old Supreme Court ...S-State Agencies
02-05-19 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-State Agencies
02-06-19 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-06-19 S On floor for consideration
02-06-19 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
02-06-19 H Received in the House - Referred to H-State Agencies
02-13-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 151 ...H-State Agencies
02-18-19 H Placed on the House calendar


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


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
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 171 ...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)
  1-31-19 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 130, H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
Bill History: 01-31-19 S Filed
01-31-19 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-13-19 S Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - 2/13/19 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


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


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