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Representative James Ratliff (D)
P. O. Box 791, Imboden, 72434
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Phone501-454-5200
Emailjamesratliff3468@gmail.com
District60
Seniority Number17
OccupationFarmer/Retired Agriculture Teacher
Church AffiliationBaptist
Public ServiceQuorum Court; House 2011, 2013, 2015
Bill(Ascending)
Bill Status
Title
Primary Sponsor
 HB1179
Act 337
TO REPEAL THE REQUIREMENT REGARDING THE ENGINE HORSEPOWER OF MOTORBOATS OPERATING ON THE ELEVEN POINT RIVER.
 HB1358
Act 379
TO 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.
 HB1553
Act 1082
TO CREATE THE GRAIN, SOYBEAN, AND PEANUT OWNER'S LIEN ACT.
 HB1611
Act 843
TO CLARIFY LAWS CONCERNING VACANCIES ON A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
 HB1650
Act 1089
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR LICENSED PERSONNEL AND CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
 HB1651
Act 1090
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING TEACHER LICENSURE, TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS, AND EDUCATOR ETHICS VIOLATIONS.
 HB1652
Act 1091
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE TEACHER EXCELLENCE AND SUPPORT SYSTEM.
 HB1660TO MODIFY THE CALCULATION OF PAROLE ELIGIBILITY OF CERTAIN INMATES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION WHO WERE SENTENCED FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-RELATED FELONIES.
 HB1960
Act 965
TO REGULATE THE BRANDING AND MARKING OF LIVESTOCK; AND TO ALLOW THE ARKANSAS LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY COMMISSION TO CONTRACT WITH A PRIVATE ENTITY TO ADMINISTER THE REQUIREMENTS FOR BRANDING AND MARKING LIVESTOCK.
 HB1989
Act 1044
TO AMEND ARKANSAS ALCOHOL LAWS TO ALLOW CERTAIN MANAGING AGENTS TO SERVE AS AN EXCEPTION TO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS.
 HR1015RECOGNIZING NATIONAL FFA WEEK.
CoSponsor
 HB1178
Act 691
TO PROVIDE A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR A LESSEE OF AN INTERMODAL AUTHORITY IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
 HB1183
Act 187
TO 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
 HB1193
Act 530
TO CLARIFY THAT DISTRICT COURT FEES SHALL BE CREDITED TO THE GENERAL FUND OF THE COUNTY.
 HB1194
Act 79
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE APPORTIONMENT OF FIRE PROTECTION PREMIUM TAX FUNDS.
 HB1240
Act 1073
CONCERNING THE USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE IN DEFENSE OF A PERSON; AND CONCERNING CIVIL LIABILITY PROTECTION.
 HB1253TO ALLOW A PERSON EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER WHO IS OR WAS IN THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES TO RECEIVE A LICENSE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN.
 HB1255
Act 410
TO ESTABLISH THE BUILDING BETTER FUTURES PROGRAM.
 HB1256
Act 931
TO ESTABLISH THE BUILDING BETTER FUTURES HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM.
 HB1257TO PROHIBIT LOCATING OR TRANSFERRING OF RETAIL BEER SALES PERMITS TO LOCATIONS WITHIN 1,000 FEET OF A CHURCH OR SCHOOLHOUSE.
 HB1259TO CREATE A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR PARTS FOR AND REPAIR OF AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY.
 HB1263
Act 377
TO PROVIDE A WAIVER FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT FROM AN ADMINISTRATIVE CONSOLIDATION OR REORGANIZATION UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1270TO PROHIBIT LOCATING OR TRANSFERRING OF RETAIL BEER SALES PERMITS TO LOCATIONS WITHIN 1,000 FEET OF A CHURCH OR SCHOOLHOUSE.
 HB1274
Act 341
TO AMEND THE PAYMENT FOR CLAIMS TO COVERED PUBLIC EMPLOYEES, DESIGNATED BENEFICIARIES, OR SURVIVORS OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.
 HB1321
Act 332
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - GRANTS AND AID - ARKANSAS SCHOOL RECOGNITION PROGRAM APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2015-2016 FISCAL YEAR.
 HB1404
Act 348
TO REGULATE SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITIES; TO ALLOW AN OPERATOR TO REMOVE MOTORIZED PERSONAL PROPERTY IF AN OCCUPANT IS IN DEFAULT.
 HB1412TO PHASE IN AN INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR RETIREMENT AND SURVIVOR BENEFITS FROM THE UNIFORMED SERVICES.
 HB1419
Act 836
CONCERNING THE PARTICIPATION OF A MEMBER OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS WHEN THE MEMBER IS NOT PHYSICALLY PRESENT AT THE MEETING.
 HB1505
Act 1078
CONCERNING THE CARRYING OF A CONCEALED HANDGUN ON CERTAIN PUBLIC PROPERTY AS WELL AS IN CERTAIN PUBLICLY MAINTAINED PARKING LOTS BY A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSEE.
 HB1515CONCERNING ON-CAMPUS STANDARDS FOR ACCREDITATION OF ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS REVIEWS.
 HB1532
Act 1081
CONCERNING THE STATE DISTRICT COURT SYSTEM.
 HB1569
Act 723
TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISPOSITION OF FEES AND FINES RELATED TO FERAL HOGS; AND TO PROVIDE FOR A RESIDENT DEPREDATION PERMIT TO HUNT AND TRAP FERAL HOGS.
 HB1581
Act 544
TO CREATE THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE REALIGNMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
 HB1653
Act 950
TO CREATE THE 2015 SCHOOL SAFETY ACT.
 HB1659
Act 1032
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS STUDY COMMITTEE.
 HB1723
Act 848
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR PERMITTING OF ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS, RETURNING MILITARY VETERANS, AND SPOUSES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1846CONCERNING THE "JOURNEY" PROVISION IN REGARD TO THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF CARRYING A WEAPON.
 HB1927TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING LOAD LIMITS FOR VEHICLES HAULING CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS.
 HB1963TO CREATE THE PRODUCTION CONTRACT ARBITRATION PROCEDURE ACT; AND TO PROVIDE AN ARBITRATION PROCESS FOR DISPUTES BETWEEN GROWERS AND CONTRACTORS RELATING TO A PRODUCTION CONTRACT.
 HCR1008ESTABLISHING "TAKE YOUR LEGISLATOR TO SCHOOL MONTH" TO FOSTER AND PROMOTE PRODUCTIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND PUBLIC SCHOOL OFFICIALS.
 HR1024TO SUPPORT THE ARKANSAS RUN FOR THE FALLEN 5K ON MARCH 22, 2015, AS WE HONOR ARKANSAS SERVICE MEMBERS WHO FOUGHT AND DIED DURING THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM.
 HR1035TO RECOGNIZE BETTY FLANAGAN BUMPERS FOR HER WORK TO PROMOTE CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION; AND TO ENCOURAGE ARKANSAS FAMILIES TO CONSIDER SERIOUSLY THE IMPORTANCE OF CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION.
 SB1037
Act 1286
TO CREATE A PILOT PROGRAM FOR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE TWELVE (K-12) AGRICULTURE SCHOOLS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB179
Act 560
TO 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.
 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.
 SB30
Act 44
TO CHANGE THE NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS REQUIRED FOR TEACHERS.
 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.
 SB782TO PHASE IN AN INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR RETIREMENT AND SURVIVOR BENEFITS FROM THE UNIFORMED SERVICES.
 SB892TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING EXEMPTIONS FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER THE ARKANSAS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO PROTECT THE PRIVACY OF RETIRED AND FORMER STATE EMPLOYEES.
 SB939
Act 1231
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS MONUMENT DISPLAY ACT.