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PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE AND LABOR COMMITTEE - SENATE
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Referred March 29, 2017
 SB488A. ClarkTO CONDUCT A STUDY ON GAMBLING DISORDER PREVENTION, TREATMENT, COUNSELING, AND EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Referred March 28, 2017
 HB2190PenzoTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016 TO REQUIRE A DISPENSARY TO MAKE VAPORIZERS AVAILABLE FOR SALE TO QUALIFYING PATIENTS AND TO APPOINT A PHARMACIST CONSULTANT.
Referred March 27, 2017
 HB2000LedingTO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF EMPLOYEES AND APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT; REGARDING EMPLOYER USE OF BACKGROUND CHECKS OF EMPLOYEES AND APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT.
 HB1991LundstrumTO ENACT CERTAIN PROHIBITIONS REGARDING MEDICAL MARIJUANA; AND TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016 REGARDING THE RULES INVOLVING PACKAGING, LABELING, AND DOSING OF USABLE MARIJUANA.
 HB2233BallingerCONCERNING THE SALE OF FIREWORKS; AND CONCERNING THE SALE OF FIREWORKS AT A PERMANENT PHYSICAL LOCATION.
 HB1625LedingTO CREATE THE RIGHT TO KNOW YOUR PAY ACT.
 HB2083PettyTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR A LONG-TERM CARE EMPLOYEE TO CLARIFY THAT EXPUNGED, PARDONED, OR OTHERWISE SEALED OFFENSES WILL NOT DISQUALIFY AN INDIVIDUAL FROM EMPLOYMENT IN A LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY.
 HB1714PettyACT TO PERMIT THE OPERATION OF MOBILE SALONS; AND TO CREATE A LICENSING PROCEDURE CONCERNING MOBILE SALONS.
 HB2159WomackTO PROVIDE FOR OVERSIGHT OF STATE OCCUPATIONAL REGULATIONS; AND TO CREATE THE OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION OVERSIGHT SUBCOMMITTEE.
 HB2024BarkerTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ABORTION; AND TO AMEND LAW REGARDING MAINTENANCE OF FORENSIC SAMPLES FROM ABORTIONS PERFORMED ON A CHILD.
 HB2004G. HodgesTO REQUIRE COOPERATION BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES AND THE OFFICE OF CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT REGARDING SNAP ELIGIBILITY.
 HB1846CollinsTO AMEND AND CLARIFY THE MINIMUM WAGE ACT OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Referred March 23, 2017
 SB674J. HutchinsonTO CLARIFY CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016 REGARDING FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF CULTIVATION FACILITIES.
Referred March 22, 2017
 HB2016BrownTO EXEMPT WHEELCHAIR TRANSPORTATION FROM LICENSURE AS AN AMBULANCE; AND TO PRESERVE AND ENHANCE ACCESS TO TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FOR THE STATE'S MEDICAL PATIENTS.
 HB2220DavisTO AMEND THE PROCESS FOR PERMITTING NONMUNICIPAL DOMESTIC SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS.
 HB2178McCollumTO ADOPT THE FEDERAL RESOURCE LIMITS FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP).
 SB612IrvinTO AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP AND DUTIES OF THE TRAUMA ADVISORY COUNCIL; AND TO TEMPORARILY ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO WAIVE OR SUBSTITUTE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAUMA SYSTEMS.
 SB339J. HutchinsonTO AMEND THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM TO MANDATE PRESCRIBERS CHECK THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM WHEN PRESCRIBING CERTAIN MEDICATIONS.
 SB672IrvinTO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY FOR EDUCATIONAL LICENSURE FOR PHYSICIANS IN ARKANSAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB672IrvinTO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY FOR EDUCATIONAL LICENSURE FOR PHYSICIANS IN ARKANSAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB755J. HendrenTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS HEALTHY CENTURY TRUST FUND; AND TO AMEND INITIATED ACT 1 OF 2000, ALSO KNOWN AS THE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT PROCEEDS ACT.
 HB2011M. GrayTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; AND TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN SECURITY AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR CULTIVATION FACILITIES LICENSED IN THIS STATE.
Referred March 21, 2017
 HB1775JohnsonTO MANDATE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE.
 SB649TeagueTO ESTABLISH AN AMBULANCE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY AND TIMELINESS OF MEDICAL TRANSPORTS IN ARKANSAS.
 SB730ElliottTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING BARBERS.
Referred March 20, 2017
 SB361FlippoTO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE LAWS REGARDING THE PRACTICE OF PHARMACY FOR DIALYSATE OR DEVICES NECESSARY FOR HOME PERITONEAL KIDNEY DIALYSIS IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS.
 HB1901BentleyTO CREATE THE VOLUNTEER HEALTH CARE ACT.
 HB1718D. FergusonTO CREATE THE PATIENT RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT; TO PROVIDE FOR ACCESS BY PATIENTS AND THEIR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS TO CONTACT INFORMATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB2174BentleyTO ADDRESS DUPLICATIVE TRAINING OF CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANTS IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES; AND TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION FOR LICENSURE AS A PRIVATE CAREER SCHOOL OFFERING RESIDENT OR CORRESPONDENCE PROGRAMS.
 HB2150PenzoTO STRENGTHEN KNOWN INCENTIVE PROGRAMS FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP).
 HB2015BaltzTO RECOGNIZE THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL LICENSURE INTERSTATE COMPACT.
 HB1974D. MeeksTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CHILDREN TAKEN INTO PROTECTIVE CUSTODY UNDER THE CHILD MALTREATMENT ACT.
 HB1968D. MeeksTO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING THE DIVISION OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES.
 HB1954CollinsTO REQUIRE A PROGRAM SAVINGS PLAN FOR THE MEDICAID PROVIDER-LED ORGANIZED CARE SYSTEM.
 HB1849BaltzTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE PLACEMENT OF A JUVENILE REMOVED FROM HIS OR HER HOME.
 HB1807CollinsTO ENSURE THE FUTURE FUNDING OF THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT BUILDING AND LOCAL GRANT TRUST FUND.
 HB1400LundstrumTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; AND TO PROHIBIT THE SMOKING OF MARIJUANA IN ANY LOCATION IN ARKANSAS.
 SB654D. SandersTO CREATE THE VOLUNTARY ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM TO REWARD ORGANIZATIONS THAT USE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLANS AND DEMONSTRATE EXCEPTIONAL, SUSTAINED ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE.
Referred March 16, 2017
 HB2216McCollumTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS OF CURRENT AND PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES.
 HB2177McCollumTO CLARIFY THE PROPER ADMINISTRATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES OF THE FEDERAL REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO POST-ELIGIBILITY TREATMENT OF INCOME OF INSTITUTIONALIZED INDIVIDUALS OF LONG- TERM CARE MEDICAID.
 HB1933C. FiteTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP AND POWERS OF THE CHILD DEATH AND NEAR FATALITY MULTIDISCIPLINARY REVIEW COMMITTEE; AND TO AMEND THE EXPIRATION DATE OF ACTS 2015, NO. 1245.
 HB1160A. MayberryTO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF A "SPECIALIST SIGN ELECTRICIAN".
 SB721RapertTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016 TO REQUIRE A DISPENSARY TO MAKE VAPORIZERS AVAILABLE FOR SALE TO QUALIFYING PATIENTS AND TO APPOINT A PHARMACIST CONSULTANT.
 SB755J. HendrenTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS HEALTHY CENTURY TRUST FUND; AND TO AMEND INITIATED ACT 1 OF 2000, ALSO KNOWN AS THE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT PROCEEDS ACT.
Referred March 15, 2017
 HB2108JohnsonTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE REQUIRED FOR A CONTRACTOR.
 SB756J. CooperTO IMPLEMENT COST SAVINGS AND MANAGE GROWTH IN OUTPATIENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAMS DURING THE PERIOD OF TRANSITION TO PROVIDER-LED ORGANIZED CARE.
Referred March 14, 2017
 SB641RapertTO REQUIRE A HEALTH INSURER TO REIMBURSE FOR MEDICAL SERVICES AND MEDICAL DEVICES THAT THE FEDERAL MEDICARE PROGRAM HAS DETERMINED ARE NO LONGER EXPERIMENTAL OR INVESTIGATIONAL IN NATURE.
Referred March 13, 2017
 HB2067HammerTO CREATE THE PALLIATIVE CARE AND QUALITY OF LIFE INTERDISCIPLINARY TASK FORCE.
 HB1851HammerTO AUTHORIZE A REGISTERED NURSE EMPLOYED BY HOSPICE TO SIGN THE MEDICAL CERTIFICATION OF DEATH AND PRONOUNCE DEATH FOR A PATIENT WHO IS RECEIVING HOSPICE SERVICES AND WHO DIES AS A HOSPICE PATIENT IN A HOSPITAL.
 HB1716RichmondTO CLARIFY SHORT-TERM ACTIVITY AUTHORIZATIONS; TO ESTABLISH CONDITIONS FOR WAIVING THE FEE; AND TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO MODIFY THE FEE FOR A STATE AGENCY, BOARD, OR COMMISSION OR A MUNICIPALITY, CITY, OR COUNTY.
 HB1706PilkingtonTO CREATE THE MEDICAID PROVIDER-LED ORGANIZED CARE ACT; TO DESIGNATE THAT A RISK-BASED PROVIDER ORGANIZATION IS AN INSURANCE COMPANY FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES UNDER ARKANSAS LAW; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1251WalkerTO CREATE THE HELPING OUR PEOPLE EXCEL (H.O.P.E.) ACT OF 2017.
 HCR1012J. WilliamsTO ENCOURAGE THE GOVERNOR TO SUBMIT A STATE PLAN AMENDMENT TO THE CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO COVERAGE FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN FROM THE COMPACT OF FREE ASSOCIATION ISLANDS.
 SB765IrvinTO HARMONIZE THE INTERPRETATION OF FEDERAL MEDICAID REGULATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES AND THE OFFICE OF MEDICAID INSPECTOR GENERAL IN REGARDS TO PROVIDER AUDITS.
Referred March 9, 2017
 SB227RapertAN ACT TO CREATE THE PATRICIA HEATH ACT; TO INCLUDE ALL SERVICE DOGS AUTHORIZED FOR ACCOMPANIMENT UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT IN THE RIGHT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY A SERVICE ANIMAL.
 HB1405LundstrumTO AMEND LAWS RELEVANT TO UNEMPLOYMENT TAXES, UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND UNEMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY.
 SB606B. SampleTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE PROFESSION OF COSMETOLOGY; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING SCHOOLS OF COSMETOLOGY; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE REQUIREMENTS FOR COSMETOLOGY LICENSING.
Referred March 8, 2017
 HB1919BoydTO CODIFY THE PROCESS FOR THE REVIEW OF RULES IMPACTING STATE MEDICAID COSTS; AND TO EXEMPT MEDICAL CODES FROM THE RULE-MAKING PROCESS AND LEGISLATIVE REVIEW AND APPROVAL.
 HB1901BentleyTO CREATE THE VOLUNTEER HEALTH CARE ACT.
 HB1813HillmanTO PROVIDE FOR THE TREATMENT OF RABIES UNDER THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW; AND TO AMEND PORTIONS OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW THAT RESULTED FROM INITIATED MEASURE 1948, NO. 4.
 HB1745A. MayberryTO REENACT AND UPDATE THE LAW CONCERNING THE TASK FORCE ON ALPHA-GAL.
 HB1669BraggTO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING THE COLLECTION, DEPOSIT, AND USE OF AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR LANDFILL DISPOSAL FEES.
 HB1613BarkerTO EXEMPT A LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN FROM REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR ADULT MALTREATMENT, LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY RESIDENT MALTREATMENT.
Referred March 7, 2017
 SB354D. SandersTO AUTHORIZE ELEVATOR SAFETY TESTS TO BE WITNESSED BY PRIVATE SECTOR LICENSED INSPECTORS; TO ELIMINATE THE SEMI-ANNUAL INSPECTIONS; AND TO IMPROVE ENFORCEMENT OF ELEVATOR SAFETY LAWS.
Referred March 6, 2017
 SB786K. IngramTO CREATE AN INTERIM STUDY COMMITTEE REGARDING RESPITE CARE SERVICES IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
 SB779BledsoeTO AUTOMATE AND COORDINATE THE LONG-TERM CARE AND ADULT MALTREATMENT AND CHILD MALTREATMENT REGISTRIES TO CREATE GREATER EFFICIENCIES TO IMPROVE PROCESSING TIMES AND CONSISTENCY IN PROCESSES.
 HB1721DavisTO AMEND THE LAW TO MAKE THE REGISTRATION OF ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS OPTIONAL; TO AMEND THE ELIGIBILITY FOR REIMBURSEMENT FROM THE PETROLEUM STORAGE TANK TRUST FUND.
 HB1720C. FiteTO REQUIRE COSMETOLOGY STUDENTS TO HAVE TRAINING IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS.
 HB1688F. AllenTO UPDATE THE COLORECTAL CANCER PREVENTION, EARLY DETECTION, AND TREATMENT ACT OF 2009.
 HB1636RicheyTO PROVIDE BIRTH PARENTS WITH THE OPTION TO REDACT THEIR NAMES FROM CERTAIN ADOPTION RECORDS DISCLOSED TO ADOPTEES AND THEIR RELATIVES; AND TO PROVIDE ADOPTEES AND THEIR RELATIVES WITH ACCESS TO CERTAIN ADOPTION RECORDS.
 HB1626PilkingtonTO AMEND THE PROHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.
 HB1550DavisTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING NONMUNICIPAL DOMESTIC SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS AND THE NONMUNICIPAL DOMESTIC SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS TRUST FUND.
 HB1460WingTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016 REGARDING EMPLOYEE PROTECTIONS AND EMPLOYEE SAFETY.
 SB769D. SandersTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; AND TO REQUIRE REPORTING OF QUALIFYING PATIENTS AND MARIJUANA DISPENSING DATA TO THE ARKANSAS ALL-PAYER CLAIMS DATABASE.
 SB765IrvinTO HARMONIZE THE INTERPRETATION OF FEDERAL MEDICAID REGULATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES AND THE OFFICE OF MEDICAID INSPECTOR GENERAL IN REGARDS TO PROVIDER AUDITS.
 SB764IrvinTO ESTABLISH A STROKE REGISTRY.
 SB756J. CooperTO IMPLEMENT COST SAVINGS AND MANAGE GROWTH IN OUTPATIENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAMS DURING THE PERIOD OF TRANSITION TO PROVIDER-LED ORGANIZED CARE.
 SB755J. HendrenTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS HEALTHY CENTURY TRUST FUND; AND TO AMEND INITIATED ACT 1 OF 2000, ALSO KNOWN AS THE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT PROCEEDS ACT.
 SB747HesterTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE REQUIRED FOR A CONTRACTOR.
 SB745FlippoTO PROHIBIT THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND STATE EMPLOYEES FROM FACILITATING OR PAYING FOR ABORTIONS ON WOMEN WHO ARE IN STATE CUSTODY.
 SB744D. SandersCONCERNING THE REPORTING OF CERTAIN DISEASES.
 SB735A. ClarkTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE PLACEMENT OF A NAME ON THE CHILD MALTREATMENT CENTRAL REGISTRY.
 SB733A. ClarkTO ESTABLISH THE CHILD WELFARE NETWORK HOTLINE AND CHILD WELFARE NETWORK MISCONDUCT REGISTRY.
 SB730ElliottTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING BARBERS.
 SB722RapertTO ENACT CERTAIN PROHIBITIONS REGARDING MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
 SB721RapertTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016 TO REQUIRE A DISPENSARY TO MAKE VAPORIZERS AVAILABLE FOR SALE TO QUALIFYING PATIENTS AND TO APPOINT A PHARMACIST CONSULTANT.
 SB717IrvinTO AMEND THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW ENACTED BY INITIATED ACT 4 OF 1948; TO AMEND REIMBURSEMENT PROCEDURES; AND TO CLARIFY THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE PAYMENT CALCULATED UNDER THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW.
 SB704ElliottTO AMEND THE CHRONIC INTRACTABLE PAIN TREATMENT ACT, ARKANSAS CODE § 17-95-701 ET SEQ.; AND TO PROVIDE GREATER FLEXIBILITY IN TREATING SICKLE CELL DISEASE TO PHYSICIANS.
 SB696HesterTO PROVIDE FOR CLARIFICATION OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION, AMENDMENT 98, ALSO KNOWN AS THE "ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016".
 SB695Collins-SmithTO CLARIFY THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A FRANCHISOR AND FRANCHISEE REGARDING THE DEFINITION OF "EMPLOYEE".
 SB682D. SandersTO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING DEATH AND PERMANENT TOTAL DISABILITY CLAIMS UNDER THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW THAT RESULTED FROM INITIATED ACT NO. 4 OF 1948.
 SB678IrvinTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PEER REVIEW FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS.
 SB676IrvinTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS HEALTHCARE DECISIONS ACT.
 SB675IrvinTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PAYMENT AND REIMBURSEMENT PROCEDURES UNDER THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW; AND TO CLARIFY THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE PAYMENT FOR A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CALCULATED UNDER THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW.
 SB674J. HutchinsonTO CLARIFY CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016 REGARDING FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF CULTIVATION FACILITIES.
 SB672IrvinTO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY FOR EDUCATIONAL LICENSURE FOR PHYSICIANS IN ARKANSAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB668HesterTO PROHIBIT POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE STATE FROM REQUIRING MORE THAN FEDERAL OR STATE REQUIREMENTS FROM EMPLOYERS.
 SB654D. SandersTO CREATE THE VOLUNTARY ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM TO REWARD ORGANIZATIONS THAT USE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLANS AND DEMONSTRATE EXCEPTIONAL, SUSTAINED ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE.
 SB652D. SandersTO ESTABLISH THE RIGHTS GUARANTEED TO EMPLOYERS TO DETERMINE THE MEDICAL PROVIDER FOR INJURIES UNDER THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW FROM INITIATED MEASURE 1948, NO 13.
 SB649TeagueTO ESTABLISH AN AMBULANCE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY AND TIMELINESS OF MEDICAL TRANSPORTS IN ARKANSAS.
 SB641RapertTO REQUIRE A HEALTH INSURER TO REIMBURSE FOR MEDICAL SERVICES AND MEDICAL DEVICES THAT THE FEDERAL MEDICARE PROGRAM HAS DETERMINED ARE NO LONGER EXPERIMENTAL OR INVESTIGATIONAL IN NATURE.
 SB635J. HutchinsonTO EXEMPT OWNER-OPERATORS AND CONTRACTED DRIVERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES FROM THE DEFINITION OF "EMPLOYMENT" FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW.
 SB615BondTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING BIRTH REGISTRATIONS AND NEW CERTIFICATES OF BIRTH.
 SB613J. CooperTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE USE OF ASSESSMENT GRANTS FOR POTENTIALLY CONTAMINATED SITES FOR THE FACILITATION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT; AND CERTAIN RELATED TRUST FUNDS.
 SB612IrvinTO AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP AND DUTIES OF THE TRAUMA ADVISORY COUNCIL; AND TO TEMPORARILY ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO WAIVE OR SUBSTITUTE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAUMA SYSTEMS.
 SB611BledsoeTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS PEER REVIEW FAIRNESS ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB606B. SampleTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE PROFESSION OF COSMETOLOGY; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING SCHOOLS OF COSMETOLOGY; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE REQUIREMENTS FOR COSMETOLOGY LICENSING.
 SB604FilesTO ESTABLISH THE MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT ADEQUACY COMMISSION; TO PROVIDE FOR REGULAR REVIEWS OF MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT METHODOLOGIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB603FilesTO PROVIDE NECESSARY MEDICAID FUNDING TO COVER INCREASES IN COSTS INCURRED BY RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES AND ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB601HesterTO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS PREVAILING WAGE LAW; AND TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY TO CITIES AND COUNTIES FOR CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB593J. CooperTO REFORM THE HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEM WITHIN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM FOR SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS WITH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DIAGNOSES AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
 SB592J. HutchinsonTO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES TO USE THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION FUND FOR PERSONAL SERVICES.
Referred March 2, 2017
 HB1584HouseTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016 REGARDING A TEMPORARY LICENSE FOR A DISPENSARY OR CULTIVATION FACILITY.
 HB1436HouseTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016 REGARDING EXPIRATION DATES OF LICENSES AND REGISTRY IDENTIFICATION CARDS.
 SB566D. SandersTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS HEALTHCARE TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE ACT OF 2015; AND TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS HEALTHCARE TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE FUND.
 SB564D. SandersTO CLARIFY THE SCOPE OF HEALTHCARE FRAUD; AND TO UPDATE THE MEDICAID FRAUD ACT AND THE MEDICAID FRAUD FALSE CLAIMS ACT.
Referred March 1, 2017
 HB1635EavesTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS AND SECONDARY CONTAINMENT.
 HB1465MillerTO CREATE THE MEDICAID EXPANSION ENROLLMENT FREEZE ACT OF 2017; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB524J. HutchinsonTO AMEND THE POWERS OF THE HVACR LICENSING BOARD; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE LICENSING OF HVACR WORKERS.
 SB522E. CheathamTO CONTINUE TO REQUIRE HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR THE TREATMENT OF MORBID OBESITY; AND TO EXTEND THE PILOT PROGRAM ON COVERAGE FOR MORBID OBESITY DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT.
Referred February 28, 2017
 SB514HesterTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE SUPERVISION OF APPRENTICE PLUMBERS IN THE FINAL YEAR OF AN APPRENTICESHIP.
 HB1035BentleyTO RESTRICT PURCHASES USING FOOD STAMP BENEFITS; AND TO REQUIRE RECIPIENTS OF FOOD STAMPS TO SHOW IDENTIFICATION TO USE FOOD STAMP BENEFITS.
Referred February 27, 2017
 HB1586PaytonTO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW ENACTED BY INITIATED ACT NO. 4 OF 1948; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1432WingCONCERNING THE TRANSPORTATION OF MALTREATED ADULTS; AND TO DEFINE "IMPAIRMENT" UNDER THE ADULT MALTREATMENT CUSTODY ACT AND THE ADULT AND LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY RESIDENT MALTREATMENT ACT.
 SB488A. ClarkTO CONDUCT A STUDY ON GAMBLING DISORDER PREVENTION, TREATMENT, COUNSELING, AND EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1609TuckerTO INCREASE FLEXIBILITY IN THE LAW REGARDING FREQUENCY OF PAYMENT OF WAGES.
 HB1566HammerTO AMEND THE PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING THE DISPOSITION OF FETAL REMAINS.
 HB1545SullivanTO ALLOW THE DIVISION OF CHILD CARE AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO INDEPENDENTLY PROMULGATE RULES CONCERNING CHILD CARE FACILITIES.
 HB1526M. GrayTO MODIFY ACT 143 OF 2017 TO SPECIFY THAT A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK SHALL INCLUDE THE TAKING OF FINGERPRINTS; TO AUTHORIZE LICENSURE BY ENDORSEMENT FOR OPTOMETRISTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1513HolcombTO AMEND THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASBESTOS ABATEMENT GRANT PROGRAM.
 HB1501McCollumTO MODIFY AND REPEAL LANGUAGE REFERENCING THE SUPERSEDED ELDERCHOICES PROGRAM.
 HB1250M. GrayTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS DENTAL PRACTICE ACT; TO CREATE ADDITIONAL EXEMPTIONS TO THE PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY AND DENTAL HYGIENE; AND TO MODIFY DENTISTRY SPECIALTY LICENSES.
 HB1215LoveTO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING THE PRACTICE OF MASSAGE THERAPY TO INCLUDE THE PRACTICE OF CUPPING.
 HB1048D. MeeksTO PERMIT VOLUNTARY RESPITE CARE; TO CREATE A LICENSE EXEMPTION CONCERNING VOLUNTARY RESPITE CARE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB439TeagueCONCERNING FUNDS RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES UNDER THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965.
Referred February 23, 2017
 HB1556D. FergusonTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016 TO PROHIBIT TELEMEDICINE AS THE METHOD BY WHICH A QUALIFYING PATIENT OBTAINS A WRITTEN CERTIFICATION.
 HB1505DavisTO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF AN NAAQS STATE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN AND THE REQUIREMENT FOR WRITTEN EXPLANATIONS IN SUPPORT OF NAAQS IMPLEMENTATION PLANS.
 HB1462McCollumTO AFFIRM THE LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY OVER WAIVERS FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM; AND TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT FOR ARKANSANS.
 SB434B. KingTO REMOVE THE ENROLLMENT CAPS IN THE LIVING CHOICES ASSISTED LIVING MEDICAID WAIVER PROGRAM.
 SB78BledsoeTO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS STATE MEDICAL BOARD TO PERFORM AN ANALYSIS OF THE INTERSTATE MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE STATE OF ARKANSAS SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE INTERSTATE MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT.
 SB429L. EadsTO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS.
 SB335IrvinTO PERMIT VOLUNTARY RESPITE CARE; TO CREATE A LICENSE EXEMPTION CONCERNING VOLUNTARY RESPITE CARE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Referred February 22, 2017
 HB1560GazawayTO AMEND LAWS REGARDING THE PRACTICE OF PHARMACY AND THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY.
 HB1511WardlawTO CLARIFY THE TIME FOR ISSUANCE OF PERMITS UNDER THE ARKANSAS WATER AND AIR POLLUTION CONTROL ACT.
 SB420IrvinTO ALLOW INSURANCE CARRIERS TO OBTAIN PRACTITIONER AND DISPENSER INFORMATION MAINTAINED BY THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM; AND TO ALLOW PRESCRIBER DATA TO BE USED FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES.
Referred February 21, 2017
 SB302IrvinTO AMEND THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM; AND TO REQUIRE PROFESSIONAL LICENSING BOARDS TO PROMULGATE RULES REQUIRING PRACTITIONERS TO ACCESS THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM.
 SB109J. HutchinsonTO AMEND AND UPDATE THE ARKANSAS ATHLETIC TRAINERS ACT.
Referred February 20, 2017
 HB1372C. FiteTO PROVIDE NOTICE OF CHILD MALTREATMENT REPORTS TO MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS.
 SB364D. SandersTO SIMPLIFY AND MODERNIZE THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR PERMITS ISSUED BY THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY.
 SB339J. HutchinsonTO AMEND THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM TO MANDATE PRESCRIBERS CHECK THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM WHEN PRESCRIBING CERTAIN MEDICATIONS.
Referred February 16, 2017
 HB1519HouseTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016 REGARDING THE CREATION OF THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA COMMISSION.
 HB1507HouseTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016 REGARDING THE AUTHORITY TO COLLECT FINES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE RULES ADOPTED.
 HB1451DrownTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016 REGARDING THE ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD AND THE UNITED STATES MILITARY.
 HB1402BoydCONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S POTENTIAL FUTURE RECOGNITION OF A LEGAL MARIJUANA-DERIVED SCHEDULE VI CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PRESCRIPTION.
 HB1183DotsonTO PROVIDE CONSISTENCY AND EFFICIENCY OF CHIROPRACTIC COVERAGE IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM; AND TO ALLOW MEDICAID RECIPIENTS DIRECT ACCESS TO A CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN WITHOUT REFERRAL FROM A PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN.
 SB361FlippoTO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE LAWS REGARDING THE PRACTICE OF PHARMACY FOR DIALYSATE OR DEVICES NECESSARY FOR HOME PERITONEAL KIDNEY DIALYSIS IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS.
 SB357RapertTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; AND TO PROHIBIT THE SMOKING OF MARIJUANA IN ANY LOCATION IN ARKANSAS.
 SB356IrvinTO CREATE THE ARKANSAS PHYSICIAN ORDER FOR LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT ACT; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF A PHYSICIAN ORDER FOR LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT FORM.
Referred February 15, 2017
 SB355B. KingTO TERMINATE THE MEDICAID EXPANSION PROGRAM, ALSO KNOWN AS THE HEALTH CARE INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM WHICH IS COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE "PRIVATE OPTION" AND THE ARKANSAS WORKS PROGRAM.
 SB354D. SandersTO AUTHORIZE ELEVATOR SAFETY TESTS TO BE WITNESSED BY PRIVATE SECTOR LICENSED INSPECTORS; TO ELIMINATE THE SEMI-ANNUAL INSPECTIONS; AND TO IMPROVE ENFORCEMENT OF ELEVATOR SAFETY LAWS.
 HB1482BentleyTO UPDATE THE INTERSTATE NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT.
 HB1472LadymanTO EXPAND THE AUTHORIZATION FOR THE USE OF TEMPORARY ELECTRICAL LICENSES ON LARGE INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS.
 HB1413BoydTO CREATE THE ALTERNATIVE TO DISCIPLINE ACT; AND TO PROVIDE FOR TREATMENT OF NURSES LICENSED IN ARKANSAS WHO SUFFER FROM IMPAIRMENT.
 HB1405LundstrumTO AMEND LAWS RELEVANT TO UNEMPLOYMENT TAXES, UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND UNEMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY.
 HB1264PilkingtonTO PROVIDE FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR HEALTHCARE SERVICES PERFORMED BY A WALK-IN CLINIC OR EMERGENT CARE CLINIC WHEN THE PATIENT DOES NOT HAVE A PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER ASSIGNED.
 HB1180BentleyTO AUTHORIZE ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS TO HAVE SIGNATURE AUTHORITY.
 HB1034C. FiteTO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING HEARING INSTRUMENT DISPENSERS.
 HB1016FarrerTO CONVERT THE HOSPITAL REIMBURSEMENT SYSTEMS UNDER THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM TO DIAGNOSIS-RELATED GROUP METHODOLOGY.
 SB351B. SampleTO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING.
 SB350B. SampleTO REQUIRE THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES TO ACCOMMODATE A PHYSICIAN REQUIRED TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATION TO MAINTAIN OR OBTAIN A SPECIALTY PRACTICE OF MEDICINE TO COUNTERACT THE PHYSICIAN SHORTAGE.
 HB1371HouseTO AMEND THE PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; AND TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS CONCERNING OWNERSHIP INTEREST IN DISPENSARIES AND CULTIVATION FACILITIES.
Referred February 14, 2017
 HB1434CollinsTO CREATE THE SEX DISCRIMINATION BY ABORTION PROHIBITION ACT.
 HB1267L. FiteTO CREATE THE USED TIRE RECYCLING AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM.
 SB171G. StubblefieldTO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETISTS BY REMOVING SUPERVISION REQUIREMENTS.
 SB162BledsoeTO AMEND THE PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE PRACTICE OF PHARMACY; TO AUTHORIZE USE OF PHARMACISTS TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO AND ADMINISTRATION OF CERTAIN MEDICATIONS; AND TO AUTHORIZE DISPENSING OF CERTAIN MEDICATION BY PHYSICIANS.
Referred February 13, 2017
 HB1478LynchTO ELIMINATE REQUIRED RE-TESTING OF AN ELECTRICIAN WHO FAILS TO TIMELY RENEW HIS OR HER LICENSE; TO PROVIDE MONETARY PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO TIMELY RENEW A LICENSE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1437D. FergusonTO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING TELEMEDICINE; AND TO CREATE THE TELEMEDICINE ACT.
 HB1428LundstrumTO AMEND LAWS CONCERNING UNLAWFUL ABORTIONS; TO AMEND LAWS CONCERNING THE PROCEDURE OF DENIAL, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION OF A HEALTH FACILITIES SERVICE LICENSE; AND TO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING ABORTION CLINICS.
 HB1411PenzoTO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR NURSING LICENSURE TO REMOVE A CONFLICT IN THE LAW.
 HB1371HouseTO AMEND THE PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; AND TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS CONCERNING OWNERSHIP INTEREST IN DISPENSARIES AND CULTIVATION FACILITIES.
 HB1298HouseTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; AND TO AUTHORIZE THE TRANSFER OF A LICENSE FOR DISPENSARIES AND CULTIVATION FACILITIES.
 SB339J. HutchinsonTO AMEND THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM TO MANDATE PRESCRIBERS CHECK THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM WHEN PRESCRIBING CERTAIN MEDICATIONS.
 HB1443M. GrayTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS.
 HB1404A. MayberryTO CLARIFY THE ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE TREASURER OF STATE REGARDING THE ACHIEVING A BETTER LIFE EXPERIENCE PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1370HouseTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; AND TO AUTHORIZE REGULATION OF ADVERTISING, MARKETING, PACKAGING, AND PROMOTION OF DISPENSARIES AND CULTIVATION FACILITIES.
 HB1051HouseTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; AND TO ADD A LICENSURE PROCEDURE FOR TRANSPORTERS, DISTRIBUTERS, AND PROCESSERS TO THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016.
 SB335IrvinTO PERMIT VOLUNTARY RESPITE CARE; TO CREATE A LICENSE EXEMPTION CONCERNING VOLUNTARY RESPITE CARE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB333G. StubblefieldTO AMEND ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION, AMENDMENT 98; AND TO BAN USE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN FOOD AND DRINK UNLESS IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
 SB206IrvinTO AVOID UNNECESSARY EXPANSION IN MEDICAID COSTS AND SERVICES RELATED TO REHABILITATIVE SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS; AND TO CODIFY THE REHABILITATIVE SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS MORATORIUM.
 SB109J. HutchinsonTO AMEND AND UPDATE THE ARKANSAS ATHLETIC TRAINERS ACT.
Referred February 9, 2017
 SB311B. JohnsonTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT OF 2006; TO ALLOW PRIVATELY OWNED BUSINESSES THE OPTION TO PROHIBIT SMOKING.
Referred February 8, 2017
 SB302IrvinTO AMEND THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM; AND TO REQUIRE PROFESSIONAL LICENSING BOARDS TO PROMULGATE RULES REQUIRING PRACTITIONERS TO ACCESS THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM.
 SB301J. CooperTO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO SHARE IMMUNIZATION REGISTRY DATA WITH FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL JURISDICTIONS.
Referred February 7, 2017
 SB285E. CheathamTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT OF 2006 TO INCLUDE USE OF AN ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE WITHIN THE DEFINITIONS OF SMOKING AND SECONDHAND SMOKE.
 SB125IrvinTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE UNIFORM ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE POLICY ACT; AND TO DECLARE AND EMERGENCY.
 SB123B. JohnsonTO UPDATE THE DRUG SCREENING AND TESTING ACT OF 2015; AND TO MAKE THE TWO-YEAR PILOT PROGRAM A PERMANENT PROGRAM.
Referred February 6, 2017
 SB125IrvinTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE UNIFORM ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE POLICY ACT; AND TO DECLARE AND EMERGENCY.
 SB146BledsoeTO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING TELEMEDICINE; AND TO CREATE THE TELEMEDICINE ACT.
Referred February 2, 2017
 SB146BledsoeTO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING TELEMEDICINE; AND TO CREATE THE TELEMEDICINE ACT.
 SB256IrvinTO TRANSFER THE ARKANSAS ENERGY OFFICE TO THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY.
 SB167D. SandersTO CREATE THE ARKANSAS SURGICAL TECHNOLOGISTS ACT; AND TO ESTABLISH THE REGISTRATION OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGISTS.
Referred January 31, 2017
 HB1262BoydTO REMOVE THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FROM THE VOLUNTARY PROGRAM FOR DRUG-FREE WORKPLACES ADMINISTERED BY THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION.
 HB1259FortnerTO AMEND AND MODERNIZE THE STATE ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM ACT.
 HB1171HouseTO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING THE PRACTICE OF CHIROPRACTIC AND THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS.
Referred January 30, 2017
 HB1115BoydTO AUTHORIZE LOCAL JURISDICTIONS TO REVIEW PLUMBING PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS.
 HB1035BentleyTO RESTRICT PURCHASES USING FOOD STAMP BENEFITS; AND TO REQUIRE RECIPIENTS OF FOOD STAMPS TO SHOW IDENTIFICATION TO USE FOOD STAMP BENEFITS.
 SB257IrvinTO TRANSFER THE OFFICE OF HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH; AND TO AMEND THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE OF HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
 SB256IrvinTO TRANSFER THE ARKANSAS ENERGY OFFICE TO THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY.
 SB254StandridgeTO AMEND ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION, AMENDMENT 98, ALSO KNOWN AS THE "ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016" TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE ABILITY OF A DISPENSARY TO GROW MARIJUANA.
 SB245E. WilliamsAN ACT TO REQUIRE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, A HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY TEST, OR ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES TOWARD A HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY TEST WHILE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
Referred January 26, 2017
 SB238RapertTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; AND TO DELAY IMPLEMENTATION UNTIL THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
 HB1185D. MeeksTO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING A FETAL DEATH CERTIFICATE AND REGISTRATION OF TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING A CERTIFICATE OF BIRTH RESULTING IN STILLBIRTH.
 HB1016FarrerTO CONVERT THE HOSPITAL REIMBURSEMENT SYSTEMS UNDER THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM TO DIAGNOSIS-RELATED GROUP METHODOLOGY.
 SB229S. FlowersTO REQUIRE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE COUNSELORS LICENSEES; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE COUNSELORS.
 SB227RapertAN ACT TO CREATE THE PATRICIA HEATH ACT; TO INCLUDE ALL SERVICE DOGS AUTHORIZED FOR ACCOMPANIMENT UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT IN THE RIGHT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY A SERVICE ANIMAL.
Referred January 25, 2017
 HB1164M. GrayTO AUTHORIZE LICENSURE BY ENDORSEMENT FOR OPTOMETRISTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB206IrvinTO AVOID UNNECESSARY EXPANSION IN MEDICAID COSTS AND SERVICES RELATED TO REHABILITATIVE SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS; AND TO CODIFY THE REHABILITATIVE SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS MORATORIUM.
Referred January 24, 2017
 SB191E. CheathamTO ELIMINATE THE RECORD MAINTENANCE FEE FOR VISITS TO LOCAL HEALTH UNITS.
Referred January 23, 2017
 HB1032A. MayberryTHE ARKANSAS UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION FROM DISMEMBERMENT ABORTION ACT.
 HB1025BoydTO AMEND THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM ACT TO ALLOW ACCESS TO THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAM.
 HB1024BoydTO MODIFY THE DEFINITION OF "CHRONIC NONMALIGNANT PAIN" IN THE COMBATING PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE ACT.
 SB171G. StubblefieldTO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETISTS BY REMOVING SUPERVISION REQUIREMENTS.
 SB170IrvinTO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FOR LICENSURE FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS OFFERING FREE HEALTHCARE SERVICES THROUGH A PROGRAM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FEDERAL INNOVATIVE READINESS TRAINING.
 SB167D. SandersTO CREATE THE ARKANSAS SURGICAL TECHNOLOGISTS ACT; AND TO ESTABLISH THE REGISTRATION OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGISTS.
 SB162BledsoeTO AMEND THE PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE PRACTICE OF PHARMACY; TO AUTHORIZE USE OF PHARMACISTS TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO AND ADMINISTRATION OF CERTAIN MEDICATIONS; AND TO AUTHORIZE DISPENSING OF CERTAIN MEDICATION BY PHYSICIANS.
 SB153L. EadsTO MODIFY THE EMERGENCY REFILL OF PRESCRIPTION BY PHARMACISTS.
 SB123B. JohnsonTO UPDATE THE DRUG SCREENING AND TESTING ACT OF 2015; AND TO MAKE THE TWO-YEAR PILOT PROGRAM A PERMANENT PROGRAM.
Referred January 19, 2017
 HB1033A. MayberryTO AMEND INITIATED ACT 1 OF 2000, ALSO KNOWN AS THE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT PROCEEDS ACT, TO REDUCE THE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES WAITING LIST; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB146BledsoeTO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING TELEMEDICINE; AND TO CREATE THE TELEMEDICINE ACT.
 SB123B. JohnsonTO UPDATE THE DRUG SCREENING AND TESTING ACT OF 2015; AND TO MAKE THE TWO-YEAR PILOT PROGRAM A PERMANENT PROGRAM.
Referred January 17, 2017
 HB1058HouseTO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "WRITTEN CERTIFICATION" WITHIN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; AND TO SPECIFY THAT AN APPLICATION FOR A REGISTRY IDENTIFICATION CARD IS NOT A MEDICAL RECORD.
 HB1026HouseTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016 REGARDING THE DATES FOR RULEMAKING AND THE DATE TO BEGIN ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR DISPENSARIES AND CULTIVATION FACILITIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB125IrvinTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE UNIFORM ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE POLICY ACT; AND TO DECLARE AND EMERGENCY.
 SB123B. JohnsonTO UPDATE THE DRUG SCREENING AND TESTING ACT OF 2015; AND TO MAKE THE TWO-YEAR PILOT PROGRAM A PERMANENT PROGRAM.
Referred January 12, 2017
 SB118FilesTO CLARIFY THAT CERTAIN SECTIONS IN THE ARKANSAS CODE APPLY TO ALL MEDICAL SCHOOLS IN THE STATE.
Referred January 11, 2017
 SB111RapertTO AMEND THE NALOXONE ACCESS ACT TO INCLUDE THE EMPLOYEES OF THE ARKANSAS STATE CRIME LAB.
 SB109J. HutchinsonTO AMEND AND UPDATE THE ARKANSAS ATHLETIC TRAINERS ACT.
Referred January 9, 2017
 SB95IrvinTO WAIVE THE LICENSURE RENEWAL FEE CHARGED BY THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS, THE STATE BOARD OF OPTOMETRY, AND THE ARKANSAS STATE MEDICAL BOARD FOR CERTAIN ACTIVE-DUTY MILITARY HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONS.
 SB86J. HutchinsonTO ESTABLISH AND REQUIRE CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION LICENSEES.
 SB78BledsoeTO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS STATE MEDICAL BOARD TO PERFORM AN ANALYSIS OF THE INTERSTATE MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE STATE OF ARKANSAS SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE INTERSTATE MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT.
 SB39BledsoeTO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS STATE MEDICAL BOARD TO EMPLOY AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE ARKANSAS STATE MEDICAL BOARD AND A DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE ARKANSAS STATE MEDICAL BOARD.
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