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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 Number10
OccupationReal Estate Developer/Partner
Church AffiliationBaptist
Public ServiceHouse 1999, 2001; Senate 2011, 2013, 2015
BiographyClick to Read
Bill(Ascending)
Bill Status
Title
Primary Sponsor
 HB1224
Act 1072
CONCERNING THE SEBASTIAN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.
 HB1258
Act 166
TO RE-ESTABLISH THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION AND COMMERCE.
 HB1291TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX LAWS; AND TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX APPLICABLE TO CAPITAL GAINS.
 HB1344TO CREATE THE WORKING FAMILIES OPPORTUNITY ACT.
 HB1394
Act 577
TO ESTABLISH THE ABORTION-INDUCING DRUGS SAFETY ACT.
 HB1402
Act 1173
TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX APPLICABLE TO CAPITAL GAINS.
 HB1455
Act 695
TO MODIFY THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ARKANSAS APPRAISER LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION BOARD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1461TO ALLOW THE IMPORTATION, TRANSPORT, AND POSSESSION OF WILDLIFE CARCASSES ORIGINATING OUTSIDE OF ARKANSAS.
 HB1472TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS RAIL DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM; TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS RAIL DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM FUND; AND TO DEDICATE CERTAIN PROPERTY TAXES TO RAIL DEVELOPMENT.
 HB1504
Act 390
CONCERNING CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR REAL ESTATE LICENSEES.
 HB1662
Act 1182
TO EXEMPT FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX CERTAIN SERVICES AND PARTS RELATED TO COMMERCIAL JET AIRCRAFT; TO PROVIDE A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR SALES OF CERTAIN AIRCRAFT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HCR1005REQUESTING THAT THE ARKANSAS CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION STUDY THE CREATION OF AN INTERSTATE COMPACT FOR COMMERCE AMONG STATES BENEFITTING FROM AND PARTICIPATING IN THE MCCLELLAN-KERR ARKANSAS RIVER NAVIGATION SYSTEM.
 SB1009TO REMOVE THE MORATORIUM ON RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL CARE FOR PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS.
 SB1010TO MAKE A RATE ADJUSTMENT FOR PERSONAL CARE SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM.
 SB138
Act 109
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ANNEXATION AND ENCLAVES.
 SB221
Act 232
AUTHORIZING COUNTIES TO PURCHASE EXCESS, SURPLUS, OR UNUSED BRIDGE STEEL OR MATERIALS FROM THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR OF CERTAIN PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS.
 SB266TO REQUIRE THAT A PERSON WHO IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER NOTIFY CERTAIN CHURCHES OR OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP THAT HE OR SHE IS A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER.
 SB332
Act 1107
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING THE SALES AND USE TAX APPLICABLE TO THE PARTIAL REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR OF CERTAIN MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT USED IN MANUFACTURING; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB356
Act 563
TO PROVIDE FOR ESCHEATMENT OF A UNITED STATES SAVINGS BOND.
 SB540TO REGULATE PROCUREMENTS FOR WATER, WASTEWATER, AND STORM WATER DRAINAGE PROJECTS.
 SB556
Act 855
TO REQUIRE NOTIFICATION TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE ARKANSAS WATERWAYS COMMISSION WHEN FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR THE ARKANSAS PORT, INTERMODAL, AND WATERWAY DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM.
 SB562
Act 1117
TO CREATE A PROCEDURE FOR RESOLVING CONSUMER COMPLAINTS REGARDING TOWING THAT ARE NOT FILED DIRECTLY WITH THE ARKANSAS TOWING AND RECOVERY BOARD.
 SB635
Act 569
CONCERNING AUTHORIZATION FOR THE RELEASE OF MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD INFORMATION BY THE OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB683
Act 1118
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE INCENTIVE ACT; AND TO AMEND THE VALUATION METHODS AND TAXATION OF CERTAIN INTANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY.
 SB684
Act 1119
TO AMEND THE LAWS PERTAINING TO TAXES LEVIED ON TOBACCO PRODUCTS; TO CLARIFY THAT CURRENT LAW IMPOSES AN EXCISE TAX ON ALL TOBACCO PRODUCTS SOLD IN THE STATE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB685
Act 800
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB686
Act 801
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB702
Act 805
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - U.S. MARSHAL MUSEUM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB719
Act 809
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB720
Act 810
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH - MATH/SCIENCE BUILDING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 SB725TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS SOFT DRINK TAX ACT; AND TO AMEND THE CALCULATION OF TAXES ON SOFT DRINK SYRUP AND SIMPLE SYRUP.
 SB726
Act 1120
TO PROMOTE FAIR AND EQUITABLE ALLOCATION OF LIABILITY IN CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS.
 SB759
Act 859
TO CREATE A SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE FOR SUPPORT OF HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE AND REPEALING THE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE FOR PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS.
 SB760
Act 1123
TO AMEND THE CHILD MALTREATMENT ACT; AND TO REQUIRE INVESTIGATIVE INTERVIEWS WITH A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER INVOLVED WITH A CHILD MALTREATMENT REPORT.
 SB763TO PROMOTE TRANSPARENCY IN HEALTH CARE.
 SB839TO AMEND THE DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX REVENUES; AND TO PROVIDE A SOURCE OF FUNDING FOR THE U.S. MARSHALS MUSEUM.
 SB893
Act 1224
TO ESTABLISH A PROCEDURE FOR REMOVING A TOW COMPANY FROM THE NON-CONSENT ROTATION LIST; AND TO AUTHORIZE CERTAIN PERSONS TO ISSUE CITATIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE TOWING LAWS.
 SB894
Act 863
TO PROMOTE PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB895ACT TO AMEND THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM — PART 2.
 SB92
Act 303
TO AMEND THE STATE AID STREETS LAW.
 SB924TO CREATE AN INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS RELATING TO WATER TRANSPORTATION IN THE STATE.
 SB925
Act 864
TO EXEMPT OUT-OF-STATE BUSINESSES AND THEIR EMPLOYEES FROM CERTAIN TAXES AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS DURING A DISASTER RESPONSE PERIOD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB958TO ADOPT THE MANPOWER SPORTS STUDENT PROTECTION ACT.
 SR5TO RECOGNIZE THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM ON ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY.
CoSponsor
 HB1073
Act 59
CONCERNING THE EXTENSION OF THE LOCAL PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT PERIOD AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1244
Act 278
TO CLARIFY THE REAL ESTATE LICENSE LAW, THE DEFINITION OF "PRINCIPAL BROKER", AND CERTAIN REAL ESTATE LICENSE EXEMPTIONS.
 HB1292TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING THE REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1421TO ESTABLISH THE ABORTION PROVIDERS' ADMITTING PRIVILEGES ACT.
 HB1578
Act 1086
TO REPEAL AND REPLACE THE WOMAN'S RIGHT TO KNOW ACT OF 2001; AND TO PROVIDE FOR VOLUNTARY AND INFORMED CONSENT FOR AN ABORTION.
 SB159
Act 1259
TO PERMIT A COUNTY EMPLOYEE WHO WORKS IN THE COURTHOUSE AND WHO IS ALSO A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSEE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN IN A COUNTY COURTHOUSE.
 SB183
Act 382
TO CREATE PROCEDURES FOR OVERSIGHT OF FOSSIL-FUEL-FIRED ELECTRIC GENERATING UNITS; TO REGULATE CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS; AND TO CREATE PROCEDURES FOR APPROVAL OF THE STATE PLAN BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
 SB472
Act 895
TO BE KNOWN AS THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM ACT OF 2015; TO IMPLEMENT MEASURES DESIGNED TO ENHANCE PUBLIC SAFETY AND REDUCE THE PRISON POPULATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB490
Act 896
TO IMPROVE THE FAIRNESS OF TAX ADMINISTRATION.
 SB6
Act 22
TO CREATE THE MIDDLE CLASS TAX RELIEF ACT OF 2015; TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX RATES AND BRACKETS FOR INDIVIDUALS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES; TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX ON CAPITAL GAINS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB600
Act 1205
TO ESTABLISH THE DRUG SCREENING AND TESTING ACT OF 2015.
 SB695TO 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.
 SB756
Act 573
TO PROVIDE A VALUATION METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE MARKET VALUE OF OFF-PREMISES ADVERTISING SIGNS; TO PREVENT ADMINISTRATIVE TAX INCREASES; AND TO RESERVE WITHIN LEGISLATIVE BODIES THE POWER TO SET TAX RATES.
 SB757
Act 1002
TO RESTRICT THE ABILITY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND OTHER ENTITIES TO REGULATE PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB96
Act 46
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HEALTH REFORM ACT OF 2015; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SMR1IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF SENATOR DAVID W. WYATT AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
 SR16TO RECOGNIZE BETTY FLANAGAN BUMPERS FOR HER WORK TO PROMOTE CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION; AND TO ENCOURAGE ARKANSAS FAMILIES TO CONSIDER SERIOUSLY THE IMPORTANCE OF CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION.
 SR2TO CONGRATULATE VICTORIA ALEXANDRA MALOCH FOR HER ELECTION TO THE 2014-2015 NATIONAL FFA OFFICER TEAM AS NATIONAL SECRETARY AND THE FIRST FEMALE NATIONAL FFA OFFICER FROM ARKANSAS.
 SR23IN SUPPORT OF EXPANDED LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS EXPORTS FROM THE UNITED STATES.
 SR3TO COMMEMORATE PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY AND TO HONOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR COUNTRY.