Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
 

Senator Jake Files (R)
300 Free Ferry Landing, Fort Smith, 72903
.
Phone479-650-6899
EmailJake.Files@Senate.ar.gov
District13
Seniority Number28
Church AffiliationBaptist
Public ServiceHouse 1999, 2001; Senate 2011
BiographyClick to Read
Bill(Ascending)
Bill Status
Title
Primary Sponsor
 HB1118
Act 1166
TO ESTABLISH AN INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT FOR THE REHABILITATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF CENTRAL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS AND TO ESTABLISH AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1137TO EXEMPT FROM SALES AND USE TAX THE ARKANSAS-OKLAHOMA REGIONAL EDUCATION AND PROMOTION ASSOCIATION, INC.
 HB1222
Act 15
TO CLARIFY THE DEPARTMENTS OF THE SEBASTIAN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.
 HB1397TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE STATE BY EXEMPTING FROM THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX FUEL AND ENERGY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1615
Act 877
TO ESTABLISH A REAL ESTATE LICENSEE'S RESPONSIBILITIES DURING A REAL ESTATE RELATIONSHIP.
 HB1795
Act 883
TO REGULATE EXEMPTIONS OF THE REAL ESTATE LICENSING LAW.
 HB1868TO CLARIFY THE EFFECT OF EXPUNGED OR SEALED CONVICTIONS OR GUILTY PLEAS UPON REAL ESTATE BROKER AND SALESPERSON LICENSING.
 HB1898
Act 828
TO KEEP ARKANSAS COMPETITIVE BY PROMOTING FUNDING FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE LEVY OF LOCAL SALES AND USE TAXES TO FUND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.
 HB1901
Act 1039
TO AMEND PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING AMOUNTS AND PROVIDE RESOURCES FOR EDUCATIONAL ADEQUACY AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB2064TO GRADUALLY REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX ON UTILITIES THAT ARE USED BY QUALIFYING AGRICULTURAL STRUCTURES AND QUALIFYING AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND AQUACULTURE EQUIPMENT.
 HB2187TO REGULATE EXEMPTIONS OF THE REAL ESTATE LICENSING LAW.
 SB160
Act 199
CONCERNING THE WITHHOLDING OF AN ELECTED OFFICIAL'S SALARY AND BENEFITS UPON THE SUSPENSION OF A REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL LICENSE OR REGISTRATION.
 SB206
Act 98
TO REQUIRE STATE AGENCIES TO REVIEW ADMINISTRATIVE RULES TO ENSURE THE USE OF RESPECTFUL LANGUAGE REGARDING DISABILITIES.
 SB269TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE STATE BY EXEMPTING FROM THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX FUEL AND ENERGY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB331TO CLARIFY THE EXEMPTION FROM SALES AND USE TAX FOR REPLACEMENTS OF MANUFACTURING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT THAT IMPROVE, MODERNIZE, AND EXPAND EXISTING FACILITIES AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB332
Act 585
TO EXPEDITE ADMINISTRATIVE TAX APPEALS AND PROMOTE ACCESS TO JUSTICE.
 SB351
Act 785
TO ALLOW DELINQUENT TAXES, PENALTY, AND INTEREST OWED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION TO BE PAID FROM THE PROCEEDS OF TAX DELINQUENT LAND SALES.
 SB377
Act 788
TO AMEND MOTOR FUEL, DISTILLATE SPECIAL FUEL, AND LIQUIFIED GAS SPECIAL FUEL PROVISIONS AND TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION TO ALLOW DISCLOSURE OF MOTOR FUEL TAX INFORMATION TO BONDING COMPANIES.
 SB635
Act 679
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - UNITED STATES MARSHALS MUSEUM GRANT PROGRAM APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2011-2012 FISCAL YEAR.
 SB636
Act 865
TO CLARIFY THE CIVIL JURISDICTION, PENALTIES, AND SCOPE OF THE REAL ESTATE LICENSE LAW AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
 SB637
Act 866
REGARDING THE FORFEITURE OF CONVEYANCES AND THE RESTITUTION TO VICTIMS OF CERTAIN CRIMES.
 SB638
Act 1134
CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF SERVICE SINKS IN CERTAIN BUILDINGS.
 SB639
Act 712
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB658
Act 680
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB683
Act 684
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - REGIONAL INTERMODAL FREIGHT FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB717TO REQUIRE CERTAIN LICENSEES OF THE HVACR LICENSING BOARD TO ACQUIRE AND MAINTAIN GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE.
 SB738
Act 1001
TO TRANSFER RESPONSIBILITY FOR COLLECTION OF SALES AND USE TAXES TO SELLERS ENGAGING IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY AND SERVICES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
 SB772
Act 799
TO INCLUDE OTHER MEDIA IN SHIELD PROVISIONS REGARDING DISCLOSURE OF SOURCES.
 SB874TO EXCLUDE FROM THE TERM "EMPLOYMENT" SERVICES PERFORMED BY INDIVIDUALS IN PRIVATE HOMES FOR ELDERLY, INFIRM, OR DISABLED INDIVIDUALS WHEN THE PERSON WAS REFERRED BY A HOME-CARE REFERRAL SERVICE.
 SB875
Act 734
TO AMEND CERTAIN DEFINITIONS USED IN THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT ACT.
 SB876
Act 735
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CLEAN ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ACT TO INCLUDE NATURAL GAS PUBLIC UTILITIES; TO ALLOW BIOFUEL TO SATISFY THE PUBLIC UTILITY'S ENERGY EFFICIENCY OR CONSERVATION GOALS.
 SB953TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING QUALITY REVIEWS REQUIRED BY THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY.
 SB969TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN PERSONS MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE.
 SB975
Act 1238
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE TRANSMISSION OF ELECTION INFORMATION.
 SJR5PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING FINANCIAL REFORM FOR COUNTIES AND MUNICIPALITIES.
 SR1TO HONOR THE UNITED STATES MARSHALS AND THEIR ROLE IN ARKANSAS HISTORY AND TO SUPPORT THE UNITED STATES MARSHALS MUSEUM IN FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS.
 SR21TO ENCOURAGE THE ARKANSAS CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO SUPPORT THE MAINTENANCE, FUNDING, AND COMPLETION OF THE TWELVE-FOOT CHANNEL ON THE ARKANSAS RIVER.
 SR27TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND THE C.A.L.L. IN ARKANSAS FOR ITS ACHIEVEMENTS AND SERVICES TO THE CHILDREN OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS IN THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM.       
CoSponsor
 HB1056
Act 736
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INCOME TAX RELIEF TO HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD TAXPAYERS WITH TWO (2) OR MORE DEPENDENTS.
 HB1061
Act 204
THE ATHLETE AGENT REFORM ACT OF 2011.
 HB1151
Act 13
TO ALLOW AN ON-DUTY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR A PERSON PERFORMING AN OFFICIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FUNCTION TO OPERATE AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE ON A PUBLIC STREET OR HIGHWAY.
 HB1450THE ARKANSAS CARBON DIOXIDE STORAGE ACT.
 HB1496
Act 265
TO CONFORM THE SALVAGE AUCTION BUYER'S IDENTIFICATION CARD LAW TO THE COMMERCE CLAUSE OF ARTICLE 1, § 8 OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
 HB1728AN ACT TO SPECIFY MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND TO AMEND REQUIREMENTS FOR RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR DISCHARGE FOR ABSENTEEISM, MISCONDUCT, AND FAILURE TO ACCEPT SUITABLE WORK.
 HB1895
Act 910
TO AMEND THE UTILITY FACILITY ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC PROTECTION ACT; TO CLARIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJOR UTILITY FACILITIES; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY; AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
 HB2202
Act 1200
AN ACT TO ENHANCE THE PUBLIC INTEGRITY OF CERTAIN REGULATORY AGENCIES.
 SB113AN ACT TO PROHIBIT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE POLICIES FROM OFFERING COVERAGE FOR ABORTIONS EXCEPT THROUGH A SEPARATE RIDER.
 SB134
Act 19
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ASSESSMENT FEE LEVIED ON HOSPITALS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR THE CITIZENS OF ARKANSAS.
 SB157AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT APPLICANTS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TEST NEGATIVE FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE.
 SB194
Act 48
TO AMEND SEVERAL PROVISIONS OF THE LAW CONCERNING MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
 SB207
Act 334
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING AIRPORT AUTHORITY AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB209AN ACT TO REQUIRE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, A GED, OR ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES TOWARD A GED WHILE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
 SB221
Act 303
THE ARKANSAS FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY ACT.
 SB274
Act 753
TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BELOW WHICH SALES AND USE TAX IS NOT DUE ON THE PURCHASE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, TRAILER, OR SEMITRAILER.
 SB275
Act 754
TO DECREASE THE SALES AND USE TAX ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED BY MANUFACTURERS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB276
Act 755
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB333
Act 336
REGARDING THE AMOUNT IN CONTROVERSY IN A CIVIL ACTION AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB359
Act 197
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WATER SYSTEMS TO MAINTAIN A LEVEL OF FLUORIDE TO PREVENT TOOTH DECAY.
 SB404
Act 639
TO INCREASE THE ADDITIONAL FEE FOR FIREFIGHTER LICENSE PLATES TO FIVE DOLLARS ($5.00) AND HAVE THE FUNDS REMITTED TO THE ARKANSAS FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL BOARD; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB559
Act 516
TO PROVIDE FOR TRANSFERABILITY OF CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECKS AND DETERMINATION LETTERS AMONG VARIOUS OPERATIONAL SECTIONS OF A SINGLE SERVICE PROVIDER.
 SB593
Act 861
AN ACT TO SPECIFY MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND TO AMEND REQUIREMENTS FOR RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR DISCHARGE FOR ABSENTEEISM, MISCONDUCT, AND FAILURE TO ACCEPT SUITABLE WORK.
 SB709AN ACT TO CREATE THE HEALTHCARE REFORM ACCOUNTABILITY ACT AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB720
Act 762
TO REGULATE THE ISSUANCE OF A BROKER'S PRICE OPINION BY A REAL ESTATE LICENSEE.
 SB740
Act 1002
TO ENHANCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT PLANS.
 SB750
Act 570
TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY AND SLOW CORRECTIONS GROWTH.
 SB855
Act 1240
TO ALLOW AN AUXILIARY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER APPOINTED AS A RESERVE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TO ADMINISTER BLOOD ALCOHOL TESTS AND TO OPERATE A DEVICE TO DETECT EXCESSIVE SPEEDING.
 SB894TO PROVIDE SCHOOL DISTRICTS THE CHOICE OF HOLDING SCHOOL ELECTIONS ON THE SAME DATE AS GENERAL ELECTIONS OR IN SEPTEMBER; TO AMEND RELATED PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING THE TERM OF SERVICE FOR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS.
 SB97TO PROTECT RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES GRANTED UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION.
 SB970TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING EMINENT DOMAIN.
 SJR4THE TAXPAYERS' PROTECTION AMENDMENT.
 SR37RECOGNIZING THE MANY CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY AND THE BEST INTEREST OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS TO PROMOTE RELATIONSHIPS WITH TURKISH PEOPLE.
 SR7COMMENDING MISS ALYSE EADY ON HER SELECTION AS MISS ARKANSAS 2010.
 SR8COMMENDING MISS ALYSE EADY ON HER SELECTION AS MISS ARKANSAS 2010 AND AS 1ST RUNNER-UP IN THE MISS AMERICA 2011 PAGEANT.