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Referred March 30, 2015
 HB1993SorvilloTO ENSURE THAT THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE FLAG OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS IS FLOWN AT EACH STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
 SB813B. JohnsonTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING NORM-REFERENCED ASSESSMENTS.
 SB154D. JohnsonTO ESTABLISH ADULT EDUCATION CHARTER SCHOOLS.
 HB1377MurdockTO ALLOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BE GRANTED THE SAME WAIVERS THAT ARE GRANTED TO AN OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL THAT DRAWS STUDENTS FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.
Referred March 27, 2015
 HB1961LedingTO ADOPT THE STUDENT ONLINE PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION ACT.
 SB591A. ClarkTO ALLOW LICENSED TEACHERS, INCLUDING LONG-TERM SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS AND RETIRED TEACHERS ACTING AS SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, TO SERVE AS PROCTORS DURING THE ADMINISTRATION OF STATEWIDE TESTS OR ASSESSMENTS.
 SB5HickeyTO MODIFY THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 2; AND TO CLARIFY FUNDING AMOUNTS AND PROVISIONS.
 HB1779ToshTO AMEND THE WAY THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM — PART 2 AWARD AMOUNTS ARE DISTRIBUTED.
Referred March 26, 2015
 HB1991C. DouglasTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING DUTY-FREE LUNCH PERIODS FOR CLASSIFIED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES.
 HB1664G. HodgesTO PRESERVE COMPETITION IN SELLING GROUP INSURANCE POLICIES TO INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
 HB1552HouseTO ESTABLISH THE SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.
Referred March 25, 2015
 SB894FilesTO PROMOTE PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1791VinesTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING HAZING.
 HB1778ToshTO REQUIRE A STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION THAT REQUIRES COMPLETION OF AN ESSAY FOR AN INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIP TO RETAIN THE ESSAY FOR ONE (1) YEAR.
 HB1694C. FiteTO ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICT ENROLLMENT BY FOSTER CHILDREN; TO ALLOW THE PAYMENT OF STATE FOUNDATION FUNDING; AND TO ENSURE CONTINUITY OF EDUCATION.
 SB999MalochTO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT CONCERNING WORKING PAPERS RELATED TO AUDIT REPORTS FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
 HB1583GossageTO AMEND THE LAWS PERTAINING TO A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER; TO AMEND THE LAWS PERTAINING TO JURISDICTION TO MAKE AN ARREST OR ISSUE A CITATION; TO PERMIT THE ISSUANCE OF A CITATION BY A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER ON A SCHOOL TRIP.
Referred March 23, 2015
 HB1534D. FergusonTO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD TO DEVELOP AN ACTION PLAN TO ADDRESS THE PREVENTION OF UNPLANNED PREGNANCY.
 HB1442J. MayberryTO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
 HB2007ScottTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
 SB615G. StubblefieldTO ESTABLISH THAT THE EMERGENCY OR SECURITY PLAN FOR A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION IS EXEMPT FROM THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1913C. DouglasTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES.
 HB1895J. MayberryTO AMEND THE COLLEGE AND CAREER COACHES PROGRAM.
 HB1652RatliffTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE TEACHER EXCELLENCE AND SUPPORT SYSTEM.
 HB1651RatliffTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING TEACHER LICENSURE, TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS, AND EDUCATOR ETHICS VIOLATIONS.
 HB1650RatliffTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR LICENSED PERSONNEL AND CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
 HB1623CozartTO AMEND THE MINIMUM TEACHER COMPENSATION SCHEDULE.
 HB1586C. DouglasTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATIVE CONSOLIDATION LIST FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
 HB1443J. MayberryTO ENSURE THAT SCHOOL NURSES HAVE ACCESS TO APPROPRIATE FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT THAT ENABLE THEM TO DO THEIR JOB.
 HB1602JohnsonTO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT DETACHMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1241LoweryTO DELAY THE USE OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR ASSESSMENT OF READINESS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS (PARCC) ASSESSMENT.
 SB3HickeyTO MODIFY THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 2; AND TO CLARIFY FUNDING AMOUNTS AND PROVISIONS.
 SB851ElliottTO AMEND THE PURPOSES FOR NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH STATE CATEGORICAL FUNDING; AND TO SUPPORT PUBLIC SCHOOL PROGRAMS THAT IMPROVE THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS.
Referred March 19, 2015
 HB1713EubanksTO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION.
 HB1545SabinTO CLARIFY THAT THE TEACHER COMPENSATION SCHEDULE, NOT THE STATE GRADE CLASSIFICATION SCALE, AND LOW-INCOME SCHOOL STATUS ARE APPLICABLE TO THE C-STEP PROGRAM AND THE ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD YOUTH CHALLENGE PROGRAM.
 HB1419McNairCONCERNING THE PARTICIPATION OF A MEMBER OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS WHEN THE MEMBER IS NOT PHYSICALLY PRESENT AT THE MEETING.
 HB1256BroadawayTO ESTABLISH THE BUILDING BETTER FUTURES HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM.
 HB1685C. DouglasAN ACT TO INCLUDE DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS IN THE CURRICULUM FOR HEALTH.
 HB1600C. DouglasTO PROMOTE EFFICIENCY IN REPORTING BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR PUBLIC SCHOOL.
 SB891J. EnglishTO ESTABLISH THE WORKFORCE INITIATIVE ACT OF 2015.
 SB776ElliottTO PROVIDE FOR IN-STATE, IN-COUNTY, IN-DISTRICT, LOCAL, OR RESIDENT TUITION FOR VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS, REGARDLESS OF RESIDENCE.
Referred March 18, 2015
 HB1241LoweryTO DELAY THE USE OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR ASSESSMENT OF READINESS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS (PARCC) ASSESSMENT.
 HB1377MurdockTO ALLOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BE GRANTED THE SAME WAIVERS THAT ARE GRANTED TO AN OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL THAT DRAWS STUDENTS FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.
 SB961E. CheathamTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS STANDARDS FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
 SB858E. CheathamAN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Referred March 17, 2015
 HB1892G. HodgesTO PROVIDE A RIGHT OF COUNSEL FOR STUDENTS DURING DISCIPLINARY APPEAL PROCEEDINGS AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
 HB1596C. DouglasTO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PROVIDE UP TO TEN (10) LEGISLATIVE DAYS PER SCHOOL YEAR PER SCHOOL DISTRICT.
 SB951ElliottTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING A SYSTEM-WIDE ASSESSMENT OF UNDERSERVED GEOGRAPHIC AREAS.
 SB788ElliottTO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING SCREENING FOR DYSLEXIA; AND TO CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO SCREEN STUDENTS FOR DYSLEXIA.
Referred March 16, 2015
 HB1663CozartTO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1611RatliffTO CLARIFY LAWS CONCERNING VACANCIES ON A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
 HB1653BaltzTO CREATE THE 2015 SCHOOL SAFETY ACT.
 HB1542K. HendrenTO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO REPORT TUITION AND MANDATORY FEES, INCLUDING CHANGES, FOR EACH STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
 HB1539Della RosaTO PROVIDE FOR PETITION FOR EARLY ADMISSION TO KINDERGARTEN UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1836CozartTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS GOVERNOR’S SCHOLARS PROGRAM.
 HB1722D. FergusonTO PROHIBIT THE USE OF E-CIGARETTES ON EACH CAMPUS OF STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
 HB1527GossageTO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY TO SCHOOL DISTRICT IN SCHEDULING ART, MUSIC, AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION.
 HB1526GossageTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS.
 HB1525GossageTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES.
 HB1408CozartTO MODIFY THE PERSONNEL POLICY REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOLS DISTRICTS.
 HB1377MurdockTO ALLOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BE GRANTED THE SAME WAIVERS THAT ARE GRANTED TO AN OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL THAT DRAWS STUDENTS FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.
 HB1750D. FergusonTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING GOVERNING BOARDS OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1597C. DouglasTO REQUIRE SICK LEAVE THAT IS TRANSFERRED WHEN AN EMPLOYEE CHANGES SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO BE USED FIRST.
 HB1485LampkinTO ESTABLISH THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON THE BEST PRACTICES FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION.
 SB878RapertTO REQUIRE A STUDENT TO PASS THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP CIVICS TEST PRODUCED BY THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATIONS SERVICES BEFORE HE OR SHE RECEIVES A DIPLOMA FROM A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR A GENERAL EDUCATION DIPLOMA
Referred March 12, 2015
 SB212ElliottTO ESTABLISH A STATEWIDE REENGAGEMENT PROGRAM; TO INCREASE HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION THROUGH THE DIFFERENTIATED PATHWAY TO A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA PROGRAM.
Referred March 11, 2015
 SB342IrvinTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL RECOGNITION AND REWARD PROGRAM.
 SB211A. ClarkTO REQUIRE AN ECONOMIC SECURITY REPORT OF EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS OUTCOMES FOR DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES EARNED AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO ALLOW STUDENTS AND PARENTS TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS.
 SB859E. CheathamTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PROVISIONAL POSITIONS FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB857E. CheathamTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF VEHICLES FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Referred March 10, 2015
 SB847A. ClarkTO ADOPT A RIGHT OF ACCESS FOR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS.
 SB813B. JohnsonTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING NORM-REFERENCED ASSESSMENTS.
 SB218A. ClarkTO ESTABLISH THE STUDENT DATA ACCESSIBILITY, TRANSPARENCY, AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT.
 SB154D. JohnsonTO ESTABLISH ADULT EDUCATION CHARTER SCHOOLS.
Referred March 9, 2015
 SB1051L. ChesterfieldTO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE PUBLIC EDUCATION SCHOOL SYSTEM; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
 SB1038D. JohnsonTO CLARIFY THAT ACCREDITATION IN ARKANSAS IS DONE BY AN ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
 SB1020L. ChesterfieldTO PROVIDE VARIOUS OPTIONS FOR PARENTS, STUDENTS, PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS WHEN A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR SCHOOL DISTRICT IS TAKEN OVER OR OTHERWISE RECONFIGURED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
 SB1007Collins-SmithTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING UNITED STATES HISTORY COURSES IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
 HB1495D. DouglasTO ALLOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT THE OPTION OF ALLOWING ADVERTISING ON SCHOOL BUSES.
 HB1381BellTO REPEAL PROVISIONS OF STATE LAW THAT REQUIRE TESTING OF HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS.
 HB1241LoweryTO DELAY THE USE OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR ASSESSMENT OF READINESS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS (PARCC) ASSESSMENT.
 SB999MalochTO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT CONCERNING WORKING PAPERS RELATED TO AUDIT REPORTS FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
 SB981Collins-SmithCONCERNING SCHOOL SECURITY AND SCHOOL CRISIS RESPONSE TRAINING; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB979BurnettTO AMEND TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE.
 SB971HesterTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL AUTHORIZER.
 SB968J. EnglishTO AMEND TITLE 6, CHAPTER 14, OF THE ARKANSAS CODE.
 SB961E. CheathamTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS STANDARDS FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
 SB958FilesTO ADOPT THE MANPOWER SPORTS STUDENT PROTECTION ACT.
 SB955J. HutchinsonTO AMEND THE FREE TEXTBOOK ACT OF 1975; AND TO ADD A DEFINITION OF “DEPOSITORY”.
 SB953ElliottTO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SCHOOL OF INNOVATION.
 SB951ElliottTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING A SYSTEM-WIDE ASSESSMENT OF UNDERSERVED GEOGRAPHIC AREAS.
 SB945A. ClarkTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS FOR WORLD HISTORY AND AMERICAN HISTORY.
 SB944A. ClarkTO ALLOW THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AND THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF TO RECEIVE FUNDS FROM THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUND, INCLUDING PER-STUDENT FOUNDATION FUNDING.
 SB940IrvinTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL ASSESSMENTS.
 SB926J. CooperTO REPEAL THE POSITION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT COORDINATOR.
 SB923B. PierceTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCOUNTANTS WHO WORK WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
 SB922A. ClarkTO AMEND PROVISIONS FO TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING MATHEMATICS STANDARDS AND CURRICULUM FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS.
 SB921A. ClarkTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL ASSESSMENT AND TESTING.
 SB919G. StubblefieldTO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW TO PROVIDE THAT EMERGENCY AND SECURITY PLANS FOR POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTIONS ARE EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967.
 SB895FilesACT TO AMEND THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM — PART 2.
 SB894FilesTO PROMOTE PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB891J. EnglishTO ESTABLISH THE WORKFORCE INITIATIVE ACT OF 2015.
 SB890J. EnglishTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION.
 SB884B. PierceTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCOUNTANTS WHO WORK WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
 SB878RapertTO REQUIRE A STUDENT TO PASS THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP CIVICS TEST PRODUCED BY THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATIONS SERVICES BEFORE HE OR SHE RECEIVES A DIPLOMA FROM A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR A GENERAL EDUCATION DIPLOMA
 SB876J. EnglishTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB870J. HendrenTO PROHIBIT THE USE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT FUNDS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
 SB859E. CheathamTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PROVISIONAL POSITIONS FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB858E. CheathamAN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION.
 SB930L. ChesterfieldTO ESTABLISH THE FAIR DISMISSAL ACT FOR EMPLOYEES AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
 SB857E. CheathamTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF VEHICLES FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB929L. ChesterfieldTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS AND QUALITY; TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF ACT 1467 OF 2003.
 SB851ElliottTO AMEND THE PURPOSES FOR NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH STATE CATEGORICAL FUNDING; AND TO SUPPORT PUBLIC SCHOOL PROGRAMS THAT IMPROVE THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS.
 SB847A. ClarkTO ADOPT A RIGHT OF ACCESS FOR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS.
 SB776ElliottTO PROVIDE FOR IN-STATE, IN-COUNTY, IN-DISTRICT, LOCAL, OR RESIDENT TUITION FOR VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS, REGARDLESS OF RESIDENCE.
Referred March 5, 2015
 HB1581GillamTO CREATE THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE REALIGNMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
 HB1395GossageTO PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH DIABETES BY AUTHORIZING CERTAIN PUBLIC SCHOOL PERSONNEL TO BE TRAINED IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF INSULIN AND GLUCAGON.
 SB832L. ChesterfieldTO CREATE A CENTER FOR WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND STRATEGIC ECONOMIC PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS.
 SB813B. JohnsonTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING NORM-REFERENCED ASSESSMENTS.
 SB812B. JohnsonTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS PROGRAM.
Referred March 4, 2015
 SB799RapertTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING CLASSIFIED AND NON-CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES OF STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
 SB789J. HendrenTO ESTABLISH THE OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL FACILITIES FUNDING AID PROGRAM.
 SB788ElliottTO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING SCREENING FOR DYSLEXIA; AND TO CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO SCREEN STUDENTS FOR DYSLEXIA.
 SB776ElliottTO PROVIDE FOR IN-STATE, IN-COUNTY, IN-DISTRICT, LOCAL, OR RESIDENT TUITION FOR VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS, REGARDLESS OF RESIDENCE.
 SB774ElliottTO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR AWARDING THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM — PART 2 IF THERE ARE INSUFFICIENT FUNDS.
Referred March 3, 2015
 SB744B. JohnsonTO ADD AN OPTION FOR ISSUING A STANDARD TEACHING LICENSE FOR NONTRADITIONAL LICENSURE PROGRAMS.
 SB634D. SandersTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS REGISTERED VOLUNTEERS PROGRAM ACT.
 SB331J. HendrenTO ALLOW FREEDOM OF PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS IN ARKANSAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB5HickeyTO MODIFY THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 2; AND TO CLARIFY FUNDING AMOUNTS AND PROVISIONS.
Referred March 2, 2015
 HB1263CozartTO PROVIDE A WAIVER FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT FROM AN ADMINISTRATIVE CONSOLIDATION OR REORGANIZATION UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB715MalochTO MODIFY THE FUNDING FORMULA MODEL FOR UNIVERSITIES.
 HB1369BaineTO AMEND ACT 1298 OF 2013 CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS TASK FORCE FOR THE PREVENTION THROUGH EDUCATION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB695S. FlowersTO AMEND THE DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN FEES, PENALTIES, AND FINES RELATING TO ELECTRONIC GAMES OF SKILL; TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR LAND-GRANT MATCH PAYMENTS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB681A. ClarkTO MODIFY THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR A PERSON TO SERVE AS THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB331J. HendrenTO ALLOW FREEDOM OF PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS IN ARKANSAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Referred February 26, 2015
 SB634D. SandersTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS REGISTERED VOLUNTEERS PROGRAM ACT.
 SB623B. PierceTO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION FROM MEMBERS FOR MEMBERS OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
 SB368J. EnglishTO CREATE A COMPREHENSIVE STATEWIDE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM; TO COORDINATE VARIOUS WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS; TO CREATE AN OFFICE OF SKILLS DEVELOPMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Referred February 25, 2015
 SB615G. StubblefieldTO ESTABLISH THAT THE EMERGENCY OR SECURITY PLAN FOR A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION IS EXEMPT FROM THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB591A. ClarkTO ALLOW LICENSED TEACHERS, INCLUDING LONG-TERM SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS AND RETIRED TEACHERS ACTING AS SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, TO SERVE AS PROCTORS DURING THE ADMINISTRATION OF STATEWIDE TESTS OR ASSESSMENTS.
 SB366A. ClarkTO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION TO A TEACHER IN GRADES SEVEN THROUGH TWELVE (7-12) WHO ELECTS TO TEACH MORE THAN THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERMITTED.
Referred February 24, 2015
 HB1382GossageTO ALLOW THE ARKANSAS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY TO ENTER INTO A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AND A PUBLIC-PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENHANCING LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
 HB1242LoweryTO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CREATION OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BY DETACHING TERRITORY FROM AN EXISTING SCHOOL DISTRICT.
 HB1370CozartTO AMEND THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL FINANCIAL ACCOUNT AND REPORTING ACT OF 2004; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1366BranscumTO MAKE CHANGES TO PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS.
 HB1358RatliffTO MODIFY STATUTORY PROVISIONS RELATED TO THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS; AND TO CLARIFY REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OATH OF OFFICE OF MEMBERS OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
 HB1313C. DouglasTO ALLOW SCHOOL DAYS TO BE MADE-UP IN SIXTY-MINUTE INCREMENTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB546J. EnglishTO CHANGE REFERENCES TO GENERAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE ARKANSAS CODE TO HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY.
 SB535J. HendrenTO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO INCREASE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT CONTRIBUTION TO EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE BY THE SAME AMOUNT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT INCREASES AN EMPLOYEE’S SALARY.
 SB511K. IngramCONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO REFINANCE OUTSTANDING OBLIGATIONS.
Referred February 19, 2015
 SB455A. ClarkTO ALLOW TRADITIONAL STUDENTS TO BE PART-TIME STUDENTS UNDER THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM — PART 2.
Referred February 18, 2015
 HB1347FieldingTO ALLOW PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATEWIDE TRANSFER AGREEMENT.
 HB1255BroadawayTO ESTABLISH THE BUILDING BETTER FUTURES PROGRAM.
 SB372J. EnglishTO REMOVE THE DUTY OF THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD TO DETERMINE SERVICE AREAS FOR TWO-YEAR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; TO ELIMINATE SERVICE AREAS FOR TWO-YEAR COLLEGES AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS.
 SB368J. EnglishTO CREATE A COMPREHENSIVE STATEWIDE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM; TO COORDINATE VARIOUS WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS; TO CREATE AN OFFICE OF SKILLS DEVELOPMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB325A. ClarkTO ENSURE THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT IS NOT IN VIOLATION OF THE STANDARDS OF ACCREDITATION FOR ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS IF A SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFERS A COURSE BUT NO STUDENTS ENROLL IN THE COURSE.
 SB366A. ClarkTO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION TO A TEACHER IN GRADES SEVEN THROUGH TWELVE (7-12) WHO ELECTS TO TEACH MORE THAN THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERMITTED.
 SB154D. JohnsonTO ESTABLISH ADULT EDUCATION CHARTER SCHOOLS.
Referred February 17, 2015
 HB1044K. HendrenTO REQUIRE THAT CURSIVE WRITING BE TAUGHT IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
 SB388B. SampleTO ALLOW THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES, AND THE ARTS TO RECEIVE FUNDS FROM THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUND, INCLUDING PER-STUDENT FOUNDATION FUNDING.
 SB374ElliottTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING TESTING AND ASSESSMENTS USED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
 SB372J. EnglishTO REMOVE THE DUTY OF THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD TO DETERMINE SERVICE AREAS FOR TWO-YEAR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; TO ELIMINATE SERVICE AREAS FOR TWO-YEAR COLLEGES AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS.
 SB371J. EnglishTO ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO USE CERTAIN CATEGORICAL FUNDS FOR PARTNERSHIPS WITH STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO OFFER CONCURRENT COURSES OR OTHER TECHNICAL EDUCATION OPTIONS.
 SB370J. EnglishTO ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO USE CERTAIN CATEGORICAL FUNDS FOR PARTNERSHIPS WITH STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO OFFER CONCURRENT COURSES OR OTHER TECHNICAL EDUCATION OPTIONS.
 SB369J. EnglishTO REMOVE THE DUTY OF THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD TO DETERMINE SERVICE AREAS FOR TWO-YEAR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; TO ELIMINATE SERVICE AREAS FOR TWO-YEAR COLLEGES AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS.
 SB368J. EnglishTO CREATE A COMPREHENSIVE STATEWIDE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM; TO COORDINATE VARIOUS WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS; TO CREATE AN OFFICE OF SKILLS DEVELOPMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB366A. ClarkTO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION TO A TEACHER IN GRADES SEVEN THROUGH TWELVE (7-12) WHO ELECTS TO TEACH MORE THAN THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERMITTED.
 SB179A. ClarkTO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT SUBJECT TO A DESEGREGATION ORDER TO NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TO PROVIDE A COPY OF THE DESEGREGATION ORDER; TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 2013; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Referred February 12, 2015
 SB179A. ClarkTO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT SUBJECT TO A DESEGREGATION ORDER TO NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TO PROVIDE A COPY OF THE DESEGREGATION ORDER; TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 2013; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Referred February 11, 2015
 SB342IrvinTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL RECOGNITION AND REWARD PROGRAM.
 SB331J. HendrenTO ALLOW FREEDOM OF PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS IN ARKANSAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB325A. ClarkTO ENSURE THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT IS NOT IN VIOLATION OF THE STANDARDS OF ACCREDITATION FOR ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS IF A SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFERS A COURSE BUT NO STUDENTS ENROLL IN THE COURSE.
Referred February 10, 2015
 SB218A. ClarkTO ESTABLISH THE STUDENT DATA ACCESSIBILITY, TRANSPARENCY, AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT.
Referred February 9, 2015
 HB1183GossageTO REQUIRE EACH PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL AND PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL TO OFFER A COURSE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE; TO ESTABLISH A TASK FORCE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY
 SB265E. CheathamCONCERNING THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SYSTEM EVERSITY; TO ALLOW THE EVERSITY TO BE ESTABLISHED AND RECOGNIZED; TO EXEMPT THE EVERSITY FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF LAW.
 SB179A. ClarkTO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT SUBJECT TO A DESEGREGATION ORDER TO NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TO PROVIDE A COPY OF THE DESEGREGATION ORDER; TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 2013; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Referred February 4, 2015
 SB226IrvinTO EXPAND THE ARKANSAS COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS PLANNING PROGRAM BY ALLOWING PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO USE THE ASPIRE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE ACT EXPLORE AND ACT PLAN OR PSAT.
 SB205RiceTO ENSURE THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT CAN DONATE BUILDINGS OR REAL PROPERTY TO AN INCORPORATED TOWN.
 SB218A. ClarkTO ESTABLISH THE STUDENT DATA ACCESSIBILITY, TRANSPARENCY, AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT.
 SB176A. ClarkTO MODIFY THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR A PERSON TO SERVE AS THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION.
Referred February 3, 2015
 SB212ElliottTO ESTABLISH A STATEWIDE REENGAGEMENT PROGRAM; TO INCREASE HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION THROUGH THE DIFFERENTIATED PATHWAY TO A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA PROGRAM.
 SB211A. ClarkTO REQUIRE AN ECONOMIC SECURITY REPORT OF EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS OUTCOMES FOR DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES EARNED AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO ALLOW STUDENTS AND PARENTS TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS.
Referred February 2, 2015
 HB1086BranscumTO CHANGE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT ISOLATED FUNDING.
 SB205RiceTO ENSURE THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT CAN DONATE BUILDINGS OR REAL PROPERTY TO AN INCORPORATED TOWN.
 SB180E. WilliamsTO PROVIDE SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH FLEXIBILITY IN DETERMINING WHETHER OR NOT TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY INCLEMENT WEATHER DAY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB179A. ClarkTO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT SUBJECT TO A DESEGREGATION ORDER TO NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TO PROVIDE A COPY OF THE DESEGREGATION ORDER; TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 2013; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Referred January 29, 2015
 SB176A. ClarkTO MODIFY THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR A PERSON TO SERVE AS THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION.
Referred January 28, 2015
 SB160BledsoeTO ALLOW SCHOOL VACATIONS TO LAST SEVEN (7) WEEKS IN SCHOOLS THAT OPERATE ON A TWELVE-MONTH CALENDAR.
 SB154D. JohnsonTO ESTABLISH ADULT EDUCATION CHARTER SCHOOLS.
Referred January 27, 2015
 SB5HickeyTO MODIFY THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 2; AND TO CLARIFY FUNDING AMOUNTS AND PROVISIONS.
Referred January 26, 2015
 SB30B. JohnsonTO CHANGE THE NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS REQUIRED FOR TEACHERS.
Referred January 22, 2015
 SB94U. LindseyTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PRIVATE RESIDENCE AND CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS.
Referred January 20, 2015
 HB1014GillamTO EXEMPT STATE INSTITUTIONS, POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, AND ANY OTHER APPLICABLE ENTITY WITH TORT LIABILITY IMMUNITY FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO OBTAIN GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE WHEN OBTAINING A CHILD CARE FACILITY LICENSE.
 HB1011BellTO GIVE THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION THE AUTHORITY TO APPROVE A SCHOLARSHIP HOLD FOR UP TO TWENTY-FOUR (24) MONTHS FOR MOST SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS.
 SB76HesterTO ALLOW A PUBLIC SCHOOL TO EXCEED THE MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE AS ADOPTED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Referred January 12, 2015
 SB30B. JohnsonTO CHANGE THE NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS REQUIRED FOR TEACHERS.
 SB5HickeyTO MODIFY THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 2; AND TO CLARIFY FUNDING AMOUNTS AND PROVISIONS.
 SB3HickeyTO MODIFY THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 2; AND TO CLARIFY FUNDING AMOUNTS AND PROVISIONS.
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