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Representative John Paul Wells (D)
119 South Elm Street, Paris, 72855
.
Phone479-963-3227
Emailwellsj@arkleg.state.ar.us
District84
Seniority Number29
OccupationFurniture Store Owner
Church AffiliationBaptist
Public ServiceParis City Alderman; Paris School Board; First term in House 2005, 2007, 2009
Bill(Ascending)
Bill Status
Title
Primary Sponsor
 HB1353
Act 328
AN ACT TO PROVIDE A STRUCTURE, SELF-SUPPORT, AND FUNDING FOR THE PERPETUAL STAFFING AND OPERATION OF THE AUTOMATED COURT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.
 HB1419TO PROTECT NURSING HOME RESIDENTS FROM THE THREAT OF FIRE; TO PROHIBIT TAMPERING WITH SMOKE DETECTORS AND FIRE EXTINGUISHERS IN NURSING HOMES WHEN AN EMERGENCY HAS BEEN SOUNDED.
 HB1605
Act 1390
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1666TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF VOLUNTEER OR RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS.
 HB1667
Act 613
AN ACT FOR THE AUDITOR OF STATE - PERSONAL SERVICES FOR A PROSECUTING ATTORNEY - DIVISION A FOR THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
 HB1668
Act 459
TO MAKE THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT A DIVISION A PROSECUTOR.
 HB1674
Act 866
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY - OZARK CAMPUS STUDENT SERVICES CENTER - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1876
Act 533
TO REPEAL THE INVESTOR PROTECTION TAKEOVER ACT, § 23-43-101 et seq.
 HB1877
Act 534
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS SECURITIES ACT, § 23-42-101 ET SEQ., AND TO REGULATE SECURITIES LAW ADMINISTRATION, REGISTRATION, SANCTIONS, BOND REQUIREMENTS, AND EXAMINATION FEES.
 HB1880
Act 535
TO ALLOW THE SECURITIES COMMISSIONER TO SET BOND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMMISSIONER'S LICENSEES.
 HB1881
Act 731
TO AMEND THE FAIR MORTGAGE LENDING ACT, 23-39-501 ET SEQ.; TO REVISE BONDING, REPORTING, RECORDS, PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES, PENALTIES, AND OTHER PROVISIONS OF THE ACT.
 HB1882
Act 461
TO REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE § 23-37-511 CONCERNING THE ASSIGNMENT OF SAVINGS ACCOUNTS IN LIEU OF POSTING BOND.
 HB1883
Act 462
TO UPDATE AND MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE ARKANSAS SECURITIES ACT, § 23-42-101 ET SEQ.
 HB2036TO CREATE THE HEALTH CARE COST STABILIZATION ACT OF 2009.
 HB2037AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING BAIL BONDSMEN.
 HB2038TO CREATE THE INFORMED MEDICAL PATIENT ACT OF 2009.
 HB2039
Act 712
AN ACT REGARDING SALES LIMITS FOR EPHEDRINE.
 HB2046
Act 645
CONCERNING WRITTEN CONTRACTS FOR THE SOLICITATION OF ADVERTISING.
 HB2258
Act 1406
REGARDING A SEX OFFENDER'S PLACE OF RESIDENCE UPON RELEASE FROM CUSTODY.
 SB224
Act 1323
TO AMEND THE LUMP-SUM DEATH BENEFIT UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 SB437
Act 688
TO AMEND THE UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION ACT.
CoSponsor
 HB1002
Act 606
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT.
 HB1022
Act 9
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE NURSING STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM AND TO PROMOTE TEACHING IN NURSING EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
 HB1031
Act 75
AN ACT TO REQUIRE HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS TO PROVIDE PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING FOR MEN FORTY (40) YEARS OF AGE AND OVER.
 HB1060TO ESTABLISH AN INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT FOR THE REHABILITATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF CENTRAL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS.
 HB1111
Act 499
AMENDING ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING CHARITABLE BINGO AND RAFFLES.
 HB1113
Act 196
THE PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION BAN ACT.
 HB1114TO ALLOW THE INCIDENTAL SALE OF WHOLE MILK THAT IS NOT PASTEURIZED AND TO ALLOW THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH TO MAKE RULES FOR THE SALE OF WHOLE MILK THAT IS NOT PASTEURIZED.
 HB1162TO ABOLISH THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF MASSAGE THERAPY AND TO TRANSFER ALL DUTIES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
 HB1163AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - MANAGEMENT SERVICES DIVISION - ACHIEVING PARITY BETWEEN STATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL RETIREE HEALTH INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
 HB1167
Act 774
TO ALLOW TIPPED FOOD SERVICE EMPLOYEES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM TO BE CONSIDERED SUBSTANTIALLY GAINFULLY EMPLOYED FOR PURPOSES OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 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.
 HB1232
Act 198
AN ACT TO CREATE THE LONG-TERM CARE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ACT.
 HB1266AN ACT CONCERNING DEATH AND DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR POLICE OFFICERS KILLED OR INJURED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
 HB1328TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF THE GROSS RECEIPTS AND COMPENSATING USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR THE SALE OF A NEW OR USED MOTOR VEHICLE, TRAILER, OR SEMITRAILER.
 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.
 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.
 HB1389TO REQUIRE ONE (1) COMPREHENSIVE EYE AND VISION EXAMINATION BY A LICENSED OPTOMETRIST OR OPHTHALMOLOGIST FOR CHILDREN ENTERING A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR A PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST YEAR IN PRE-K, KINDERGARTEN, OR GRADE ONE.
 HB1410
Act 210
TO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF CASUALTY INSURANCE TO INCLUDE MORTGAGE LIEN PROTECTION.
 HB1451AN ACT TO ENSURE AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF ARKANSAS MILK FOR ARKANSAS CONSUMERS; TO STABILIZE AND STIMULATE DAIRY FARMS IN ARKANSAS; AND TO CREATE THE DAIRY STABILIZATION FUND.
 HB1490TO EXEMPT HEARING AIDS FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX.
 HB1559
Act 414
AN ACT TO ALLOW THE OPERATION OF MOBILE DENTAL FACILITIES UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS.
 HB1567
Act 837
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH - PROPERTY ACQUISITION, NEW FACILITY DESIGN, LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION AND PARKING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION
 HB1584
Act 527
TO AMEND A CIVIL SERVICE STATUTE FOR POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS.
 HB1622
Act 418
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE § 18-15-301 AND TO MODIFY THE PROCEDURES CONCERNING A CERTIFICATE OF CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR MUNICIPALLY OWNED ELECTRIC UTILITIES FROM THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
 HB1623
Act 1291
PROHIBITING THE RELEASE OF THE IDENTITIES OR OTHER INFORMATION CONCERNING CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSEES.
 HB1624
Act 691
TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE STATE BY EXEMPTING FROM THE STATE SALES TAX FUEL AND ENERGY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING.
 HB1641AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
 HB1656
Act 858
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY - EXPANSION, IMPROVEMENTS AND EQUIPPING LAKE POINT CONFERENCE CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1658
Act 860
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1662
Act 863
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY - CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPPING ACADEMIC/ADVISING CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1686TO PROVIDE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT TO TAXPAYERS PERFORMING OVERTIME WORK IN COUNTIES DECLARED A DISASTER AREA BY THE GOVERNOR AS THE RESULT OF THE JANUARY 2009 ICE STORM IN ARKANSAS.
 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.
 HB1788
Act 919
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS BUILDING AUTHORITY - PURCHASE OF LAND AROUND THE STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1846
Act 686
THE WILDLIFE OBSERVATION TRAILS PILOT PROGRAM.
 HB1847
Act 687
THE WILDLIFE RECREATION FACILITIES PILOT PROGRAM.
 HB1852
Act 937
TO ESTABLISH AN ACADEMIC FACILITIES REVIEW BOARD AND TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR A HEARING ON ACADEMIC FACILITIES PROJECTS.
 HB1898
Act 434
TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO PERMIT STORM COST RESERVE ACCOUNTING FOR ELECTRIC PUBLIC UTILITIES WHEN REQUESTED.
 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.
 HCR1005COMMEMORATING THE CENTENNIAL OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP).
 HCR1006COMMENDING BOBBY HURLEY OF CLARKSVILLE, ARKANSAS, ON HIS INDUCTION INTO THE PRO RODEO HALL OF FAME.
 SB133
Act 93
TO AMEND THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY ACT OF 1975.
 SB26
Act 605
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT
 SB354
Act 433
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
 SB453
Act 1429
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH - BOREHAM LIBRARY FACILITY UPGRADE, RENOVATION AND EXPANSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB582
Act 562
AN ACT TO LEVY AN ASSESSMENT FEE ON HOSPITALS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR THE CITIZENS OF ARKANSAS.
 SB652
Act 1109
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY - CORLEY BUILDING AND McEVER HALL - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB780
Act 679
TO PROVIDE FORFEITURE OF OR DISQUALIFICATION FROM PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT ON CONVICTION OF AN OFFENSE RELATED TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.
 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.
 SB922TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING TOBACCO TREATMENT, PREVENTION, AND CESSATION.
 SB947
Act 1374
THE COLORECTAL CANCER PREVENTION, EARLY DETECTION, AND TREATMENT ACT OF 2009.
 SCR4RECOMMENDING THAT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BE COMMITTED TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF I-49 BETWEEN TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS, AND FT. SMITH, ARKANSAS.
 SJR3AMENDING THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO CREATE A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO HUNT, FISH, TRAP, AND HARVEST WILDLIFE.