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Senator Jake Files (R)
300 Free Ferry Landing, Fort Smith, 72903
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Phone479-648-9216
EmailJake.Files@Senate.ar.gov
District8
Seniority Number14
OccupationReal Estate Developer/Partner
Church AffiliationBaptist
Public ServiceHouse 1999, 2001; Senate 2011, 2013
BiographyClick to Read
Bill(Ascending)
Bill Status
Title
Primary Sponsor
 HB1330AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH AND THE BOREHAM LIBRARY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1386
Act 253
TO ALLOW CERTAIN NONRESIDENTIAL BUSINESS CONSUMERS TO OPT OUT OF UTILITY-SPONSORED ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS AND MEASURES AND DIRECT THEIR OWN ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS AND MEASURES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1682TO REMOVE PROOF OF FREEDOM FROM CONTROL FROM THE EXCEPTIONS TO THE DEFINITION OF EMPLOYEE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW.
 HB1700
Act 746
MAKING TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS CONCERNING THE POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN AND OTHER WEAPONS IN CERTAIN PLACES.
 HB1773
Act 1053
TO MODIFY THE LIMITS OF MUNICIPAL TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION.
 HB1921
Act 1483
TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION IN ARKANSAS.
 SB101
Act 276
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS VIDEO SERVICE ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB1071
Act 1187
TO CLARIFY THE INSURANCE PREMIUM RATE APPROVAL PROCESS; AND TO ALLOW INSURERS TO COLLECT RATE INCREASES UNDER BOND.
 SB1072
Act 1267
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING SINGLE AND TANDEM AXLE LOAD LIMITS.
 SB1073TO AMEND INITIATED ACT NO 1 OF 1942 AND THE LAW CONCERNING LOCAL OPTION ELECTIONS TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.
 SB1074TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS.
 SB1075TO AMEND THE ALTERNATIVE FUELS TAX LAW; TO AMEND THE EXCISE TAX LEVIED ON ALTERNATIVE FUELS; TO CREATE A FAIR AND EQUITABLE METHOD OF MAINTAINING THE ROADS IN THE STATE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB1076TO INCREASE THE LENGTH LIMITATION FOR OILFIELD TRAILERS OPERATED ON STREETS, ROADS, AND HIGHWAYS.
 SB1077TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE TAXATION OF NONALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.
 SB1078TO REDUCE THE TAXES LEVIED ON CIGARETTES.
 SB1079TO REDUCE THE TAXES LEVIED ON TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
 SB1080
Act 1425
TO CREATE A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE TAXATION OF NONALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.
 SB1081TO CREATE A SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE FOR THE ARKANSAS NURSES ASSOCIATION.
 SB1082TO LIMIT THE AD VALOREM TAX ON WATER TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES AND OTHER UTILITIES AND CARRIERS.
 SB1083TO CREATE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR TAXES PAID UNDER THE ARKANSAS SOFT DRINK TAX ACT.
 SB1084TO REGULATE THE PROCUREMENT OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS BY PUBLIC ENTITIES EXCEPT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO REGULATE THE PROCUREMENT OF CERTAIN CONTRACTS BY PUBLIC ENTITIES.
 SB1085TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR AWARDING CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS; AND TO PROVIDE NOTICE PROCEDURES RELATING TO THE PROCUREMENT OF CONTRACTS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES.
 SB1091
Act 1427
TO AMEND THE DISPOSITION OF REVENUES GENERATED BY THE AD VALOREM TAX ASSESSED ON CERTAIN UTILITIES AND CARRIERS.
 SB1125TO PROMOTE THE INTEGRITY OF A PUBLIC SERVANT; AND TO REQUIRE THAT A PUBLIC SERVANT FOUND GUILTY OF CERTAIN OFFENSES REPAY HIS OR HER DEBT TO THE STATE.
 SB1184
Act 1269
TO ESTABLISH REPORTING REQUIREMENTS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION FOR CONSIDERING AMENDMENTS TO THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP THAT INCLUDE AN INCOME LIMITATION.
 SB149TO REGULATE THE SUBSTITUTION OF BIOSIMILAR BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS FOR CERTAIN PRESCRIBED PRODUCTS.
 SB208
Act 112
TO CLARIFY THE AUTHORITY OF THE ARKANSAS REAL ESTATE COMMISSION AND TO PROVIDE ALTERNATE DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES FOR A REAL ESTATE LICENSEE.
 SB212
Act 158
TO INCLUDE THE ARKANSAS REAL ESTATE COMMISSION WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF “CLAIMANT AGENCY” FOR THE PURPOSE OF OBTAINING A SETOFF AGAINST STATE TAX REFUNDS FOR DEBTS OWED TO THE STATE.
 SB227
Act 305
TO PERMIT A WHOLESALER OF ALCOHOL TO STORE ALCOHOL IN A DRY TERRITORY.
 SB252
Act 771
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB265
Act 609
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - MACK-BLACKWELL RURAL TRANSPORTATION CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB334
Act 1404
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX RELATING TO THE PARTIAL REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR OF MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT USED DIRECTLY IN MANUFACTURING; AND TO PROVIDE A REFUND MECHANISM FOR CERTAIN SALES AND USE TAXES.
 SB356TO AMEND ACT 70 OF THE 2011 ACTS OF ARKANSAS TO PROVIDE THAT FRANCHISES AND CONTRACTUAL BRANDING AGREEMENTS ARE PERMITTED; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB357
Act 361
PERMITTING ADDITIONAL CHEMICAL TESTS FOR THE OFFENSES OF DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED AND RELATED OFFENSES; AND CONCERNING DRIVER'S LICENSES, COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSES, AND HUNTING LICENSES.
 SB492
Act 1033
AN ACT FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE - ARKANSAS VIDEO SERVICE ACT APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2013-2014 FISCAL YEAR.
 SB493
Act 1034
AN ACT FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE - ARKANSAS VIDEO SERVICE ACT APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2012-2013 FISCAL YEAR.
 SB537
Act 824
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH - MATH/SCIENCE BUILDING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB585
Act 1243
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ANNEXATION OF SURROUNDED LANDS.
 SB590
Act 1315
CONCERNING VENUE IN CASES INVOLVING PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB620
Act 866
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - U.S. MARSHAL MUSEUM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB718
Act 1076
TO CREATE CRIMINAL AND CIVIL PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN ACTIVITIES RELATING TO SOFTWARE AND OTHER DEVICES AND MECHANISMS THAT MODIFY OR FALSIFY ELECTRONIC RECORDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF EVADING TAXES.
 SB743
Act 911
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB784
Act 1250
TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF THE ARKANSAS TENNIS ASSOCIATION SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE.
 SB831
Act 1254
TO ADOPT RECENT CHANGES TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE INCOME TAX LAWS.
 SB832
Act 1087
TO ALLOW THE EXTENSION OF THE PERIOD DURING WHICH A COUNTY SALES AND USE TAX LEVIED FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OF A COMMUNITY COLLEGE MAY BE LEVIED AND SHALL NOT BE REPLACED OR REDUCED.
 SB843
Act 1039
TO AUTHORIZE SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND OFFICERS, AGENTS, SERVANTS, AND EMPLOYEES OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO DISCLOSE EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION WITH OR WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF A CURRENT OR FORMER EMPLOYEE.
 SB849TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE ARKANSAS VIDEO SERVICES ACT.
 SB94
Act 43
TO GIVE COUNTY LAW LIBRARY BOARDS DISCRETION IN THE DISPOSAL OF CERTAIN PERSONAL PROPERTY.
 SJR12AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING COUNTY CONTRACTS FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS OR BRIDGES.
 SR14COMMENDING THE ARKANSAS AGING INITIATIVE FOR ITS CONTINUING COMMITMENT TO ARKANSAS'S SENIOR CITIZENS.
 SR7TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF GENERAL WILLIAM DARBY; TO RECOGNIZE HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNITED STATES ARMY RANGERS; AND TO SUPPORT THE DARBY LEGACY PROJECT TO ERECT A STATUE IN HIS HONOR IN CISTERNA PARK, FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS.
CoSponsor
 HB1040TO CREATE THE STATE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION.
 HB1041TO LIMIT THE INCREASE IN GENERAL REVENUE EXPENDITURES FROM YEAR TO YEAR; AND TO CREATE A NEXUS BETWEEN THE AMOUNT OF GENERAL REVENUE EXPENDITURES AND THE GROWTH OF THE STATE DISPOSABLE PERSONAL INCOME.
 HB1151TO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS PREVAILING WAGE LAW AND TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY TO CITIES AND COUNTIES FOR CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.
 HB1215
Act 1333
TO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING THE USE OF THE MONEY IN THE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING FUND; AND TO ELIMINATE THE GRANT PROGRAM UNDER THE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING FUND ACT.
 HB1418TO DEDICATE SALES AND USE TAX REVENUE FROM THE SALES OF NEW AND USED VEHICLES IN PART FOR ROADWAY MAINTENANCE, CONSTRUCTION, AND RECONSTRUCTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1478
Act 1104
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF “FERAL HOG”; TO REGULATE THE CAPTURING, KILLING, AND TRANSPORTING OF FERAL HOGS; AND TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR RELEASING HOGS INTO THE WILD.
 HB1770
Act 600
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING ACADEMIC, FISCAL, AND FACILITIES DISTRESS OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1832
Act 1474
THE NEW MARKETS JOBS ACT OF 2013.
 HB1929
Act 954
TO AMEND THE LAWS PERTAINING TO THE PROMULGATION OF WATER QUALITY STANDARDS; TO IMPROVE THE PROCESS FOR DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING WATER QUALITY STANDARDS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB1060TO PROTECT THE INSURED DRIVERS OF ARKANSAS; AND TO ENCOURAGE COMPLIANCE WITH THE MOTOR VEHICLE LIABILITY INSURANCE LAWS OF ARKANSAS.
 SB134
Act 301
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HUMAN HEARTBEAT PROTECTION ACT; TO PROTECT UNBORN CHILDREN.
 SB140
Act 484
THE SAFE SCHOOL INITIATIVE ACT.
 SB277
Act 342
TO REQUIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES TO PAY COMPARABLE REIMBURSEMENT TO PHYSICAL THERAPISTS, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS, AND PHYSICIANS.
 SB293
Act 281
TO CLARIFY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR REAL ESTATE LICENSES.
 SB360TO RE-CREATE THE STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB463
Act 1408
TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE INCOME TAX FOR SERVICE PAY OR ALLOWANCES RECEIVED BY ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
 SB515TO RESTORE CONSISTENCY IN TEMPORARY TOTAL DISABILITY BENEFIT AND EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT DETERMINATIONS AFTER TERMINATION UNDER INITIATED MEASURE 4 OF 1948.
 SB71
Act 67
TO BE KNOWN AS THE CHURCH PROTECTION ACT OF 2013; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB791
Act 1411
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED BY MANUFACTURERS.
 SB825CONCERNING REPORTS FOR SALES AND USE TAXES.
 SB830
Act 1253
TO PROVIDE LIFETIME HUNTING LICENSES AND FISHING LICENSES TO CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS.
 SB841CONCERNING THE SALE OF EVENT TICKETS.
 SB897
Act 710
TO CLARIFY THE JURISDICTION AND REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF THE ARKANSAS REAL ESTATE COMMISSION; TO REGULATE TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING RESALE TIMESHARE PROPERTY.
 SJR2THE TORT REFORM AMENDMENT OF 2014.
 SR29REAFFIRMING THE SENATE'S COMMITMENT TO DEFINE MARRIAGE AS THE UNION OF A MAN AND A WOMAN AND URGING THE U.S. CONGRESS, U.S. SUPREME COURT, AND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO UPHOLD AND ENFORCE THE DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT.