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Senator Steve Faris (D)
29476 Highway 67, Malvern, 72104
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Phone501-337-7307
District27
Seniority Number11
OccupationManager, Central Arkansas Telephone Cooperative
Church AffiliationBaptist
VeteranArmy National Guard
Public ServiceConstitutional Convention Delegate 1995; House 1997, 1999, Senate 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009
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Primary Sponsor
 HB1376
Act 232
TO AMEND THE MILITARY CODE OF ARKANSAS TO CLARIFY THE GOVERNOR'S POWER TO ORDER THE ORGANIZED MILITIA INTO ACTIVE SERVICE TO RESPOND TO EMERGENCIES OR DISASTERS.
 HB1485AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF ELECTION OFFICIALS AND ELECTION OFFICERS.
 HB1741
Act 900
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY CAMP COUCHDALE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HCR1012TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXTENSION OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE EIGHTY-SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND TO PROVIDE FOR A RECESS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
 SB103TO PROHIBIT APPROVAL OF CERTAIN COSMETOLOGICAL SCHOOLS IN PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.
 SB107TO PROHIBIT APPROVAL OF CERTAIN COSMETOLOGICAL SCHOOLS IN PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.
 SB127TO CREATE A DEFERRED OPTION PLAN FOR MEMBERS OF THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM'S TIER TWO BENEFIT PLAN.
 SB128
Act 295
TO ALLOW FEDERAL MILITARY RETIREMENT MEMBERS TO PURCHASE CREDITED SERVICE, ENHANCE THE PURCHASE OF COMPENSATED SERVICES BY ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD AND ARMED FORCES RESERVE MEMBERS, AND PROVIDE EMPLOYMENT PROTECTION.
 SB129
Act 1315
TO AUTHORIZE A ONE-TIME AD HOC BENEFIT INCREASE FOR RETIRANTS, SURVIVORS, AND BENEFICIARIES OF RETIRANTS IN THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYTEM.
 SB130TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY IN THE OPERATIONS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO BENEFIT MEMBERS.
 SB131TO REVISE THE APPROPRIATE RULES ON THE MULTIPLIER UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB132TO MAKE CORRECTIONS AND ADJUSTMENTS TO THE T-DROP PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB134TO REVISE THE APPROPRIATE RULES ON THE MULTIPLIER UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB135TO MAKE CORRECTIONS AND ADJUSTMENTS TO THE DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB136TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY IN THE OPERATIONS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO BENEFIT MEMBERS.
 SB137TO INCREASE THE AD HOC BENEFITS TO RETIRANTS AND BENEFICIARIES OF RETIRANTS UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB138
Act 1242
TO COMBINE THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM WITH THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB139
Act 79
AN ACT CONCERNING THE FIDUCIARY DUTIES OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE STATE-SUPPORTED RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; TO REQUIRE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE RETIREMENT SYSTEMS TO APPEAR BEFORE THE LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS.
 SB140
Act 657
TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF TIME A MEMBER OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM MUST TERMINATE EMPLOYMENT IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR RETIREMENT BENEFITS.
 SB189TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM BENEFIT PAYABLE TO CERTAIN JUDGES AND JUSTICES PARTICIPATING IN THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB190
Act 744
TO ENCOURAGE JUDICIAL SERVICE AND RETENTION OF JUDGES THROUGH RETIREMENT INCENTIVES.
 SB191
Act 468
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 24, CHAPTER 7.
 SB192
Act 658
CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF ABSENTEE VOTING LAWS.
 SB209
Act 1202
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE § 24-7-733 TO COMPLY WITH SECTION 415 OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.
 SB210
Act 1322
TO CLARIFY THE RESCISSION OF TERMINATION PROVISIONS IN THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO BENEFIT MEMBERS WHO CHOOSE TO RETURN TO WORK.
 SB243
Act 745
TO ALLOW THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO ADOPT RULES TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL LAW.
 SB253AN ACT TO REPEAL THE PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION; AND TO MOVE THE DATE OF THE PRIMARY ELECTIONS.
 SB301
Act 192
CONCERNING THE BOOK REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE.
 SB302
Act 193
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ARKANSAS BUILDING AUTHORITY.
 SB311
Act 381
AN ACT TO AMEND THE MAKEUP OF THE COSMETOLOGY TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
 SB317
Act 473
AN ACT TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE RELATING TO ETHICS.
 SB337TO PROVIDE FACILITIES FUNDING FOR THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AND THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF.
 SB353
Act 659
TO AMEND AMENDMENT 51 OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION; TO AMEND § 7-5-406 TO ALLOW FOR USE OF THE FEDERAL WRITE-IN ABSENTEE BALLOT WITHOUT PRIOR REGISTRATION.
 SB38
Act 693
AN ACT TO BE KNOWN AS "RACHEL'S BILL" FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPROVING PERSONAL WATERCRAFT SAFETY.
 SB39
Act 4
AN ACT TO CREATE THE COSMETOLOGY TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
 SB395AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS REGARDING LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS.
 SB437
Act 688
TO AMEND THE UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION ACT.
 SB478
Act 1341
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES AND THE ARTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB50
Act 5
TO REQUIRE THE APPROPRIATE STATE AGENCY TO ADMINISTER SUFFICIENT AVAILABLE PERSONAL CARE SERVICES TWENTY-FOUR (24) HOURS A DAY AND SEVEN (7) DAYS A WEEK.
 SB538
Act 1040
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF CHILD CARE AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - AFTER-SCHOOL LITERACY AND NUTRITION PROGRAM GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB539
Act 1041
AN ACT FOR THE OUACHITA TECHNICAL COLLEGE - CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND OPERATING EXPENSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB540
Act 1042
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS EXPENSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB542
Act 1044
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - FORESTRY COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB580
Act 1065
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS SCIENCE FAIR ASSOCIATION GRANT - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB629
Act 1093
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB630
Act 1355
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES AND THE ARTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB631
Act 1465
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS REGARDING LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS.
 SB632
Act 1094
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - FORESTRY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB638
Act 1100
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS RESEARCH AND TREATMENT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB644
Act 1357
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY CAMP COUCHDALE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB658
Act 563
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES AND ARTS - AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT - OPERATIONS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB767
Act 677
TO AMEND THE PROTESTED SOLICITATIONS AND AWARDS PROCESS FOR STATE CONTRACTS.
 SB812
Act 1211
TO CREATE A CONSISTENT REVIEW PROCESS FOR A CONTRACT BY A STATE AGENCY THAT RESULTS IN A PARTIAL EQUITY OWNERSHIP AGREEMENT.
 SB813
Act 959
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE IN ORDER TO CLARIFY AND SIMPLIFY PROVISIONS OF THE ELECTION LAWS.
 SB823TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING EXPUNGEMENT.
 SB86
Act 78
AN ACT FOR THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL - OPERATIONS SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION.
 SB867
Act 963
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ETHICS REQUIREMENTS FOR LOBBYISTS AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS.
 SB868
Act 1476
TO SIMPLIFY THE METHOD OF DISTRIBUTION OF MONEYS RECEIVED BY THE STATE FOR OIL AND GAS LEASES ON LAND BELONGING TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNEMENT AND LOCATED IN THE STATE.
 SB894
Act 1480
TO AMEND VARIOUS LAWS CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF ELECTIONS AND SPECIAL ELECTIONS.
 SB995
Act 1491
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING EXPUNGEMENT AND POSSSESSION OF FIREARMS BY CERTAIN PERSONS.
 SJR3AMENDING THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO CREATE A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO HUNT, FISH, TRAP, AND HARVEST WILDLIFE.
CoSponsor
 HB1002
Act 606
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT.
 HB1014
Act 92
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE TASK FORCE ON THE EFFECT OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE IN ARKANSAS.
 HB1357
Act 182
THE ROGER PHILLIPS TRANSFER POLICY ACT.
 HB1364
Act 618
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - GRANTS AND AID TO LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION.
 HB1641AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
 HB1939
Act 816
TO REPEAL THE SUNSETTED MOTION PICTURE INCENTIVE ACT OF 1997 AND TO ESTABLISH THE DIGITAL PRODUCT AND MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2009.
 HCR1009RECOMMENDING THAT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BE COMMITTED TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF I-69 IN ARKANSAS.
 HJR1014RATIFYING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT EQUALITY OF RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED BY THE UNITED STATES OR ANY STATE ON ACCOUNT OF SEX.
 SB155
Act 465
TO ALLOW THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO CORRECT CALCULATION ERRORS THAT CAUSE MANIFEST INJUSTICE TO SYSTEM MEMBERS.
 SB26
Act 605
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT
 SB28
Act 247
TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF THE ROADS AND HIGHWAYS BY LIMITING WIRELESS TELEPHONE USE BY YOUNG DRIVERS.
 SB31TO REQUIRE A DRIVER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE TO USE A HANDS-FREE WIRELESS TELEPHONE DEVICE WHILE DRIVING ON A PUBLIC HIGHWAY.
 SB354
Act 433
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
 SB444
Act 363
TO ALLOW MERITORIOUS GOOD TIME FOR PERSONS SENTENCED UNDER THE SEVENTY-PERCENT RULE REGARDLESS OF THE DATE OF THE OFFENSE.
 SB768TO REMOVE THE ABILITY OF A LOCAL UNIT OF GOVERNMENT TO REGULATE FIREARMS FOLLOWING A PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY.
 SB780
Act 679
TO PROVIDE FORFEITURE OF OR DISQUALIFICATION FROM PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT ON CONVICTION OF AN OFFENSE RELATED TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.
 SB782TO ALLOW THE ISSUANCE OF A REGULAR LICENSE PLATE TO A PERSON WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A MILITARY SERVICE OR VETERANS SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE AT THE SAME FEE REQUIRED FOR THE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE.
 SB875
Act 695
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON UTILITIES USED BY A MANUFACTURER.
 SB88
Act 436
TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
 SB91
Act 309
CONCERNING THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMISSION.
 SB913TO PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS.
 SCR12A RESOLUTION REGARDING TRANSITIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY.
 SJR12RATIFYING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT EQUALITY OF RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED BY THE UNITED STATES OR ANY STATE ON ACCOUNT OF SEX.
 SR10WELCOMING THE RETURN OF FORMER PRESIDENT WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON AND HONORING HIS EXTENSIVE PUBLIC SERVICE AND ACHIEVEMENTS AS GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
 SR11RECOGNIZING JOHN L. MCCLELLAN DAY.