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Representative John Edwards (D)
40 Sherrill Road, Little Rock, 72202
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Phone501-378-5500
Emailjcedwardslaw@aol.com
District38
Seniority Number97
OccupationLawyer/ Colonel National Guard
Church AffiliationMethodist
VeteranNational Guard - Iraqi Freedom II
Public ServiceFirst Term in House 2009
Bill(Ascending)
Bill Status
Title
Primary Sponsor
 HB1329
Act 500
TO MODIFY COUNTY REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING CHECKS AND ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFERS.
 HB1330
Act 338
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING EXTENDED JUVENILE JURISDICTION.
 HB1394
Act 342
TO EXPAND THE OFFENSE OF OBSTRUCTING GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS TO INCLUDE FALSELY IDENTIFYING ONESELF TO AN ANIMAL CONTROL OR CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.
 HB1395
Act 343
TO MAKE THE OFFENSE OF INTERFERENCE WITH A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER COVER ANIMAL CONTROL AND CODE OFFICERS.
 HB1396
Act 344
TO MAKE THE OFFENSE OF BATTERY IN THE SECOND DEGREE APPLICABLE TO THOSE WHO CAUSE BODILY HARM TO ANIMAL CONTROL AND CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.
 HB1397
Act 313
TO AUTHORIZE GOVERNMENT-OWNED AND GOVERNMENT-OPERATED STORAGE FACILITIES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES TO REQUIRE PROOF OF INSURANCE BEFORE RELEASING IMPOUNDED VEHICLES.
 HB1403
Act 432
THE UNIFORM EMERGENCY VOLUNTEER HEALTH PRACTITIONERS ACT.
 HB1462
Act 408
TO ALLOW THE MERGER OR CONVERSION OF ANY FORM OF A BUSINESS ENTITY INTO ANY OTHER BUSINESS ENTITY.
 HB1581
Act 778
TO ENHANCE SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION OF CHILDREN IN CHILD CARE.
 HB1582
Act 840
TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE TO PROVIDE THAT TAXES ON AVIATION FUEL BE REMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE PUBLICLY-OWNED AIRPORT WHERE THE AVIATION FUEL WAS SOLD.
 HB1717
Act 420
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING CONFLICTING ANNEXATION ELECTIONS.
 HB1746
Act 1177
TO CREATE THE TASK FORCE ON WATER SOURCE PROTECTION.
 HB1867
Act 634
TO REQUIRE NOTICE TO BE GIVEN TO A MOTOR VEHICLE LIENHOLDER BEFORE THE ISSUANCE OF A DUPLICATE MOTOR VEHICLE TITLE.
 HB1978
Act 1308
TO PROVIDE VOLUNTARY ALTERNATIVE DRIVER S LICENSES AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS FOR ENHANCED IDENTIFICATION AND SECURITY PURPOSES.
 HB1979
Act 642
TO ALLOW ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFERS BY CERTAIN WATER SYSTEMS FOR PAYMENT OF DEBTS.
 SB733
Act 1159
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - PURCHASE OF GROSS ANATOMY EQUIPMENT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB801
Act 760
TO CREATE A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE FUNDING OF THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
CoSponsor
 HB1002
Act 606
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT.
 HB1013
Act 181
PAUL'S LAW: TO PROHIBIT DRIVERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES FROM USING HANDHELD WIRELESS TELEPHONES TO ENGAGE IN TEXT MESSAGING.
 HB1169AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS FOR HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS UNDER THE PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES' HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.
 HB1204
Act 180
TO INCREASE THE TAX ON CIGARETTES AND CERTAIN TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION TO PAY THE COMMISSION TO THE STAMP DEPUTIES FOR CERTAIN CIGARETTE TAXES.
 HB1326
Act 440
CONCERNING CLAIMS FOR ATTORNEY'S FEES AND LITIGATION EXPENSES AGAINST THE STATE OF ARKANSAS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967.
 HB1357
Act 182
THE ROGER PHILLIPS TRANSFER POLICY ACT.
 HB1378TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INCOME TAX RELIEF TO HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD TAXPAYERS WITH TWO OR MORE DEPENDENTS.
 HB1382
Act 209
TO PROVIDE INCREASES OF FINES FOR MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES AND VIOLATIONS; TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR COUNTY JAILS; TO AUTHORIZE A LEVY TO DEFRAY THE COST OF INCARCERATING COUNTY PRISONERS; AND TO AUTHORIZE DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS.
 HB1413AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
 HB1418
Act 828
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES - SMALL MINORITY CONTRACTORS SURETY BONDING AND MENTOR PROTEGE TRAINING PILOT PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1479
Act 390
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING SCRAP METAL DEALERS.
 HB1485AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF ELECTION OFFICIALS AND ELECTION OFFICERS.
 HB1559
Act 414
AN ACT TO ALLOW THE OPERATION OF MOBILE DENTAL FACILITIES UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS.
 HB1658
Act 860
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1700
Act 435
THE ARKIDS FIRST IMPROVEMENT ACT.
 HB1719
Act 883
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1720
Act 884
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANTS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
 HB1721
Act 885
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1722
Act 886
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND ENERGY GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1723
Act 887
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - STATEWIDE GRANTS - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1724
Act 888
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY - FAIR GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1725
Act 1297
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
 HB1726
Act 889
AN ACT FOR THE STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION - BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1727
Act 890
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - GRANTS - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1728
Act 891
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS WATERWAYS COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1729
Act 892
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - BOOKS FOR ARKANSAS STUDENTS' EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1730
Act 893
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - COMMUNITY GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1731
Act 894
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - HISTORIC PRESERVATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1732
Act 895
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1733
Act 896
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF COUNTY OPERATIONS - HOMELESS SHELTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1734
Act 1232
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ARKANSAS CHILD ABUSE/RAPE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMISSION STATEWIDE GRANTS TO VIOLENCE SHELTERS/CRISIS & ADVOCACY CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1735
Act 979
AN ACT FOR THE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION - CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, EQUIPMENT AND LIBRARY RESOURCES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1738
Act 897
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS CRIME INFORMATION CENTER - ARKANSAS REAL-TIME SCRAP METAL LOGBOOK EXPENSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1739
Act 898
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - STATEWIDE 2-1-1 INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SYSTEM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1740
Act 899
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - ARKANSAS HUNGER RELIEF ALLIANCE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1743
Act 902
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - SKIN CANCER EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1775
Act 914
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF VOLUNTEERISM - NON-PROFIT SUPPORT GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1776
Act 915
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1843
Act 632
TO AMEND THE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE ACT OF 2005 TO ALLOW RETIRED MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES TO OBTAIN SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES FOR NOMINAL FEES.
 HB1846
Act 686
THE WILDLIFE OBSERVATION TRAILS PILOT PROGRAM.
 HB1847
Act 687
THE WILDLIFE RECREATION FACILITIES PILOT PROGRAM.
 HB1874AN ACT TO INCREASE DEATH BENEFITS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
 HB1924
Act 639
TO ADD A FEE ON THE BUYER AT A SALVAGE AUCTION AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE FEE GOES TO THE INSPECTION AND OVERSIGHT OF AUTO AUCTIONS.
 HB1953
Act 498
TO ENCOURAGE AND FOSTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND REVITALIZE COMMUNITIES BY ALLOWING A TAX CREDIT FOR THE REHABILITATION OF HISTORIC STRUCTURES LOCATED IN ARKANSAS.
 HB1962
Act 463
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A POST-DOCTORAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GRANT PROGRAM.
 HB1963
Act 791
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS RISK CAPITAL MATCHING FUND ACT OF 2007.
 HB1973TO AMEND THE METHOD FOR CALCULATING TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT FOR MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR ATTENDANCE AT NATIONAL OR REGIONAL CONFERENCES.
 HB2004
Act 944
TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD OR RESERVE WHO ARE TEACHERS OR ADMINISTRATORS PAY FOR THE COST OF A SUBSTITUTE EMPLOYEE WHEN THE MEMBER IS ON MILITARY LEAVE.
 HB2105
Act 1313
CONCERNING DEATH BENEFITS FOR COVERED PUBLIC EMPLOYEES KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
 HB2134TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS PROCUREMENT LAW TO ALLOW VETERAN'S PREFERENCE IN THE PROCUREMENT OF STATE CONTRACTS AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE VETERAN'S PREFERENCES IN STATE LAW.
 HB2160
Act 1495
THE ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S IMITATION FIREARMS ACT.
 HB2203
Act 1402
TO CREATE THE REFUND ANTICIPATION LOAN ACT.
 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.
 SB26
Act 605
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT
 SB309
Act 394
TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF ROADS AND HIGHWAYS IN THE STATE BY ADDRESSING ISSUES RELATED TO THE LICENSING OF YOUTHFUL DRIVERS.
 SB315
Act 393
TO AMEND THE TRAUMA SYSTEM ACT.
 SB396
Act 661
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HOUSING TRUST FUND.
 SB582
Act 562
AN ACT TO LEVY AN ASSESSMENT FEE ON HOSPITALS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR THE CITIZENS OF ARKANSAS.
 SB617
Act 1084
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANT TO CERTAIN LEARNING FACILITIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB77
Act 33
AN ACT CONCERNING AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO DOGS, CATS, AND HORSES AND RELATED OFFENSES AND CONCERNING ANIMAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.
 SB817TO PROHIBIT THE CONSOLIDATION OR ANNEXATION OF AN ISOLATED SCHOOL DISTRICT IF THE RESULTING SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL BE LARGER THAN ONE THOUSAND SQUARE MILES (1,000 SQ. MI.).
 SB88
Act 436
TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
 SB947
Act 1374
THE COLORECTAL CANCER PREVENTION, EARLY DETECTION, AND TREATMENT ACT OF 2009.
 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.
 SJR3AMENDING THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO CREATE A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO HUNT, FISH, TRAP, AND HARVEST WILDLIFE.