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PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE AND LABOR COMMITTEE- HOUSE
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Referred March 30, 2017
 HB2150PenzoTO STRENGTHEN KNOWN INCENTIVE PROGRAMS FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP).
Referred March 29, 2017
 SB760D. SandersTO CLARIFY FINAL SETTLEMENTS OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS INVOLVING JOINT PETITIONS UNDER THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW THAT RESULTED FROM INITIATED MEASURE 1948, NO. 4.
 SB488A. ClarkTO CONDUCT A STUDY ON GAMBLING DISORDER PREVENTION, TREATMENT, COUNSELING, AND EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB730ElliottTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING BARBERS.
Referred March 28, 2017
 HB1550DavisTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING NONMUNICIPAL DOMESTIC SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS AND THE NONMUNICIPAL DOMESTIC SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS TRUST FUND.
Referred March 27, 2017
 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.
 SB654D. SandersTO CREATE THE VOLUNTARY ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM TO REWARD ORGANIZATIONS THAT USE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLANS AND DEMONSTRATE EXCEPTIONAL, SUSTAINED ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE.
Referred March 23, 2017
 HB1901BentleyTO CREATE THE VOLUNTEER HEALTH CARE ACT.
 SB649TeagueTO ESTABLISH AN AMBULANCE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY AND TIMELINESS OF MEDICAL TRANSPORTS IN ARKANSAS.
Referred March 22, 2017
 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.
Referred March 21, 2017
 SB601HesterTO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS PREVAILING WAGE LAW; AND TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY TO CITIES AND COUNTIES FOR CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 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.
 SB364D. SandersTO SIMPLIFY AND MODERNIZE THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR PERMITS ISSUED BY THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY.
 SB351B. SampleTO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING.
 SB611BledsoeTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS PEER REVIEW FAIRNESS ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Referred March 20, 2017
 HB1405LundstrumTO AMEND LAWS RELEVANT TO UNEMPLOYMENT TAXES, UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND UNEMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY.
 HB1434CollinsTO CREATE THE SEX DISCRIMINATION BY ABORTION PROHIBITION ACT.
 SB676IrvinTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS HEALTHCARE DECISIONS ACT.
 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.
 SB592J. HutchinsonTO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES TO USE THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION FUND FOR PERSONAL SERVICES.
Referred March 17, 2017
 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.
 SB695Collins-SmithTO CLARIFY THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A FRANCHISOR AND FRANCHISEE REGARDING THE DEFINITION OF "EMPLOYEE".
Referred March 15, 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.
 SB339J. HutchinsonTO AMEND THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM TO MANDATE PRESCRIBERS CHECK THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM WHEN PRESCRIBING CERTAIN MEDICATIONS.
 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.
 HB2265CozartTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CONTRACTORS; AND TO CREATE A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE BEST PRACTICES AND EXAMINE THE CURRENT LAWS AND RULES PERTAINING TO THE LICENSING OF CONTRACTORS AND CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS.
 HB1953CollinsTO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW THAT RESULTED FROM INITIATED ACT NO. 4 OF 1948.
 SB668HesterTO PROHIBIT POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE STATE FROM REQUIRING MORE THAN FEDERAL OR STATE REQUIREMENTS FROM EMPLOYERS.
 SB635J. HutchinsonTO EXEMPT OWNER-OPERATORS AND CONTRACTED DRIVERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES FROM THE DEFINITION OF "EMPLOYMENT" FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW.
 HB2273WingTO DEVELOP A CONSTRUCTION MANAGER-GENERAL CONTRACTOR METHOD OF PROCUREMENT FOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS; AND TO CREATE A CONSTRUCTION MANAGER-GENERAL CONTRACTOR METHOD OF PROCUREMENT PILOT PROGRAM.
 HB2267LedingTO ESTABLISH THE USE OF GRANNY CAMS IN A LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY; AND TO ESTABLISH AUTHORIZATION FOR AND USE OF A MONITORING DEVICE IN A LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY.
Referred March 14, 2017
 HB2274HammerTO AUTHORIZE REVOCATION OF THE ELIGIBILITY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS OF A RECIPIENT WHO REPEATEDLY MISSES REQUIRED JOB INTERVIEW APPOINTMENTS.
 HB2230HammerTO REQUIRE CIRCULATING NURSES IN OPERATING ROOMS OF HOSPITALS AND AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS.
 HB2192SabinTO CREATE A TASK FORCE TO STUDY NONMUNICIPAL DOMESTIC SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS; AND TO PREPARE A REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
 HB2178McCollumTO ADOPT THE FEDERAL RESOURCE LIMITS FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP).
 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.
 HB2159WomackTO PROVIDE FOR OVERSIGHT OF STATE OCCUPATIONAL REGULATIONS; AND TO CREATE THE OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION OVERSIGHT SUBCOMMITTEE.
 HB2059HammerTO AMEND THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM; AND TO CREATE THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE REDUCTION ACT.
 HB2024BarkerTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ABORTION; AND TO AMEND LAW REGARDING MAINTENANCE OF FORENSIC SAMPLES FROM ABORTIONS PERFORMED ON A CHILD.
 HB2016BrownTO EXEMPT WHEELCHAIR TRANSPORTATION FROM LICENSURE AS AN AMBULANCE; AND TO PRESERVE AND ENHANCE ACCESS TO TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FOR THE STATE'S MEDICAL PATIENTS.
 HB2015BaltzTO RECOGNIZE THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL LICENSURE INTERSTATE COMPACT.
 SB747HesterTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE REQUIRED FOR A CONTRACTOR.
 SB514HesterTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE SUPERVISION OF APPRENTICE PLUMBERS IN THE FINAL YEAR OF AN APPRENTICESHIP.
Referred March 13, 2017
 HB2060HammerTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS PEER REVIEW FAIRNESS ACT TO ASSURE DUE PROCESS FOR PHYSICIANS AND TO PROTECT PATIENTS.
 HB2019BoydCONCERNING INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENTS; AND CONCERNING WHO IS PERMITTED TO MAKE THE DECISION TO INVOLUNTARILY COMMIT ANOTHER PERSON.
 HB2160GonzalesTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS.
Referred March 8, 2017
 HB1160A. MayberryTO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF A "SPECIALIST SIGN ELECTRICIAN".
 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.
Referred March 7, 2017
 HB1016FarrerTO CONVERT THE HOSPITAL REIMBURSEMENT SYSTEMS UNDER THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM TO DIAGNOSIS-RELATED GROUP METHODOLOGY.
 HB2245GazawayTO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING INFORMAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION HEARINGS PERTAINING TO DISPUTE RESOLUTIONS FOR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.
 HB2220DavisTO AMEND THE PROCESS FOR PERMITTING NONMUNICIPAL DOMESTIC SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS.
 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.
 HB2176McCollumTO ENCOURAGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BY FACILITATING EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS; TO REGULATE OCCUPATIONAL BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND OTHER ENTITIES WHILE PRESERVING HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB2150PenzoTO STRENGTHEN KNOWN INCENTIVE PROGRAMS FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP).
 HB2149PenzoTO REQUIRE A MERCHANT TO REQUEST A PHOTO IDENTIFICATION CARD BEFORE ACCEPTING AN ELECTRONIC BENEFITS TRANSFER CARD.
 HB2148PenzoTO PROHIBIT THE USE OF SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) BENEFITS FUNDS TO PURCHASE LUXURY FOOD ITEMS.
 HB2145PenzoTO CREATE THE MEDICAID PROVIDER-LED ORGANIZED CARE ACT; TO IMPOSE AN INSURANCE PREMIUM TAX ON RISK-BASED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB2140RyeTO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS REGARDING ACUPUNCTURE AND EXEMPTIONS TO THE LICENSURE OF ACUPUNCTURISTS.
 HB2123BranscumTO PROVIDE THAT SERVICES PERFORMED ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS ARE NOT CONSIDERED EMPLOYMENT UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW.
 HB2109JohnsonTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED BY A LICENSEE OF THE CONTRACTORS LICENSING BOARD.
 HB2108JohnsonTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE REQUIRED FOR A CONTRACTOR.
Referred March 6, 2017
 SB429L. EadsTO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS.
 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.
 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.
 HB2000LedingTO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF EMPLOYEES AND APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT; REGARDING EMPLOYER USE OF BACKGROUND CHECKS OF EMPLOYEES AND APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT.
 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.
 HB2071PilkingtonTO PLACE LIMITATIONS AND SAFETY GUARDS ON THE MIFEPRISTONE PRESCRIPTION FOR ABORTIONS.
 HB2067HammerTO CREATE THE PALLIATIVE CARE AND QUALITY OF LIFE INTERDISCIPLINARY TASK FORCE.
 HB2023FieldingTO REQUIRE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER IN ALL APARTMENTS IN ARKANSAS.
 HB2013LynchTO ESTABLISH AND REQUIRE CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION LICENSEES.
 HB2004G. HodgesTO REQUIRE COOPERATION BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES AND THE OFFICE OF CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT REGARDING SNAP ELIGIBILITY.
 HB2001BaltzTO ALLOW THE CONTRACTORS LICENSING BOARD TO SUSPEND OR REVOKE THE CERTIFICATE OR LICENSE OF CERTAIN CONTRACTORS.
 HB1954CollinsTO REQUIRE A PROGRAM SAVINGS PLAN FOR THE MEDICAID PROVIDER-LED ORGANIZED CARE SYSTEM.
 HB1953CollinsTO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW THAT RESULTED FROM INITIATED ACT NO. 4 OF 1948.
 HB1952CollinsTO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING THE LIABILITY OF AN EMPLOYER FOR MEDICAL COSTS RELATED TO A COMPENSABLE INJURY; AND TO AMEND PORTIONS OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW THAT RESULTED FROM INITIATED MEASURE 1948, NO. 4.
 HB1951CollinsTO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW ENACTED BY INITIATED ACT NO. 4 OF 1948; AND TO REGULATE FINAL SETTLEMENTS OF CLAIMS INVOLVING JOINT PETITIONS.
 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.
 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.
 HB1916HammerTO REQUIRE ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES TO USE THEIR OWN MEDICAID PROVIDER NUMBER OR A MODIFIER TO A MEDICAL CODE WHEN BILLING THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR HEALTHCARE SERVICES.
 HB1903BentleyTO CREATE THE ENHANCED ELIGIBILITY AND AUTHENTICATION ACT.
 HB1901BentleyTO CREATE THE VOLUNTEER HEALTH CARE ACT.
 HB1894GatesTO REQUIRE THAT BIRTH CERTIFICATES LIST THE BIOLOGICAL SEX OF AN INDIVIDUAL AS DETERMINED AT BIRTH; AND TO PROHIBIT AMENDMENT OF A BIRTH CERTIFICATE TO CHANGE THE BIOLOGICAL SEX LISTED ON A BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
Referred March 2, 2017
 HB1809WatsonTO REFORM MEDICAID SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND MEDICALLY COMPLEX CONDITIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 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.
 SB351B. SampleTO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING.
 SB335IrvinTO PERMIT VOLUNTARY RESPITE CARE; TO CREATE A LICENSE EXEMPTION CONCERNING VOLUNTARY RESPITE CARE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1865LadymanTO AMEND THE STATEWIDE FLUORIDATION PROGRAM; AND TO PROVIDE LOCAL CONTROL OVER FLUORIDE LEVELS.
 HB1857MagieTO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST A PHYSICIAN FOR A DECISION TO NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY FORM OF MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION.
 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.
 HB1846CollinsTO AMEND AND CLARIFY THE MINIMUM WAGE ACT OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1835DotsonTO PROMOTE, RECRUIT, AND RETAIN A HIGHLY SKILLED WORKFORCE IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; TO ESTABLISH A SYSTEM OF RECIPROCITY FOR LICENSING, REGISTRATION, AND CERTIFICATION FOR CERTAIN PROFESSIONS.
 HB1818GonzalesTO AMEND THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF NURSING AND THE PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
 HB1815D. WhitakerTO CREATE A STATEWIDE ANTIMICROBIAL OR ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP POLICY FOR THE STATE OF ARKANSAS REGARDING HEALTHCARE SERVICES; AND TO REQUIRE HEALTH FACILITIES TO IMPLEMENT ANTIMICROBIAL OR ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP POLICIES.
 HB1814SabinTO AMEND AND UPDATE THE LICENSED LAY MIDWIFE ACT; AND TO CHANGE THE TERM "LICENSED LAY MIDWIFE" TO "LICENSED MIDWIFE".
 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.
 HB1810WatsonTO CLARIFY AND ESTABLISH AN APPROPRIATE MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT METHODOLOGY FOR SMALL INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Referred March 1, 2017
 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.
 HB1775JohnsonTO MANDATE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE.
 HB1771S. MeeksTO CREATE THE ARKANSAS NIGHTTIME ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION ACT.
 HB1746A. MayberryTO CREATE THE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES WAIVER LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE.
 HB1745A. MayberryTO REENACT AND UPDATE THE LAW CONCERNING THE TASK FORCE ON ALPHA-GAL.
Referred February 28, 2017
 HB1731JettTO PROVIDE AMENDED UNEMPLOYMENT CALCULATIONS AND BENEFITS FOR CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYEES.
 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.
 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.
 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.
Referred February 27, 2017
 HB1714PettyACT TO PERMIT THE OPERATION OF MOBILE SALONS; AND TO CREATE A LICENSING PROCEDURE CONCERNING MOBILE SALONS.
 HB1688F. AllenTO UPDATE THE COLORECTAL CANCER PREVENTION, EARLY DETECTION, AND TREATMENT ACT OF 2009.
Referred February 24, 2017
 HB1669BraggTO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING THE COLLECTION, DEPOSIT, AND USE OF AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR LANDFILL DISPOSAL FEES.
Referred February 23, 2017
 HB1664PaytonTO AMEND THE FEES FOR WASTE TIRES; TO REQUIRE PAYMENT OF WASTE TIRE FEES FOR NEW CAR TIRES; AND TO REQUIRE PAYMENT OF WASTE TIRE FEES BY DEALERS MOUNTING TIRES SOLD AT OTHER LOCATIONS AND FLEET OWNERS.
 HB1661BoydTO AMEND THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM; AND TO REQUIRE PROFESSIONAL LICENSING BOARDS TO PROMULGATE RULES REQUIRING PRACTITIONERS TO ACCESS THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM.
Referred February 22, 2017
 HB1653MillerTO CREATE THE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES WAIVER DEATH NOTIFICATION ACT; AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO PUBLISH CONCERNING THE WAITING LIST FOR THE ALTERNATIVE COMMUNITY SERVICES WAIVER PROGRAM.
 HB1651BoydCONCERNING SOLICITATIONS AFTER MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS.
Referred February 21, 2017
 HR1030HammerPROMOTING THE AWARENESS OF PEDIATRIC ACUTE-ONSET NEUROPSYCHIATRIC SYNDROME AND PEDIATRIC AUTOIMMUNE NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDER ASSOCIATED WITH STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTIONS.
 HB1635EavesTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS AND SECONDARY CONTAINMENT.
 HB1628B. SmithTO CREATE THE HEALTHCARE FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE ACT.
 HB1626PilkingtonTO AMEND THE PROHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.
 HB1625LedingTO CREATE THE RIGHT TO KNOW YOUR PAY ACT.
 HB1624LedingTO CREATE THE RIGHT TO WAGES EARNED ACT.
 HB1613BarkerTO EXEMPT A LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN FROM REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR ADULT MALTREATMENT, LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY RESIDENT MALTREATMENT.
 HB1609TuckerTO INCREASE FLEXIBILITY IN THE LAW REGARDING FREQUENCY OF PAYMENT OF WAGES.
Referred February 17, 2017
 HB1586PaytonTO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW ENACTED BY INITIATED ACT NO. 4 OF 1948; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Referred February 16, 2017
 SB301J. CooperTO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO SHARE IMMUNIZATION REGISTRY DATA WITH FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL JURISDICTIONS.
 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.
 SB148G. StubblefieldTO CREATE BORN-ALIVE INFANT PROTECTION.
 HB1566HammerTO AMEND THE PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING THE DISPOSITION OF FETAL REMAINS.
Referred February 15, 2017
 HB1560GazawayTO AMEND LAWS REGARDING THE PRACTICE OF PHARMACY AND THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY.
 HB1551WomackTO STIMULATE JOB CREATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WHILE PRESERVING HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1550DavisTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING NONMUNICIPAL DOMESTIC SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS AND THE NONMUNICIPAL DOMESTIC SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS TRUST FUND.
 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.
Referred February 14, 2017
 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.
Referred February 13, 2017
 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.
 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.
 HB1525MagieTO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS STATE MEDICAL BOARD AND THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF NURSING TO DEVELOP A JOINT APPLICATION FOR COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE AGREEMENTS BETWEEN COLLABORATING PHYSICIANS AND ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES.
 HB1515LadymanTO PROVIDE LOCAL CONTROL OVER FLUORIDE LEVELS IN WATER SYSTEMS THAT SERVE FIVE THOUSAND (5,000) USERS OR FEWER.
 HB1513HolcombTO AMEND THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASBESTOS ABATEMENT GRANT PROGRAM.
Referred February 10, 2017
 HB1511WardlawTO CLARIFY THE TIME FOR ISSUANCE OF PERMITS UNDER THE ARKANSAS WATER AND AIR POLLUTION CONTROL ACT.
 HB1505DavisTO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF AN NAAQS STATE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN AND THE REQUIREMENT FOR WRITTEN EXPLANATIONS IN SUPPORT OF NAAQS IMPLEMENTATION PLANS.
 HB1504HammerTO AMEND THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM TO MANDATE PRESCRIBERS CHECK THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM WHEN PRESCRIBING CERTAIN MEDICATIONS.
Referred February 9, 2017
 SB125IrvinTO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE UNIFORM ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE POLICY ACT; AND TO DECLARE AND EMERGENCY.
 HR1023PilkingtonTO RECOGNIZE FEBRUARY 2017 AS SELF-CARE MONTH.
 HB1502S. MeeksTO CREATE AN EXEMPTION TO THE DEFINITION OF RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY AND THE DEFINITION OF ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY.
 HB1501McCollumTO MODIFY AND REPEAL LANGUAGE REFERENCING THE SUPERSEDED ELDERCHOICES PROGRAM.
 HB1482BentleyTO UPDATE THE INTERSTATE NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT.
Referred February 8, 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.
 HB1472LadymanTO EXPAND THE AUTHORIZATION FOR THE USE OF TEMPORARY ELECTRICAL LICENSES ON LARGE INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS.
Referred February 7, 2017
 SB191E. CheathamTO ELIMINATE THE RECORD MAINTENANCE FEE FOR VISITS TO LOCAL HEALTH UNITS.
 HB1465MillerTO CREATE THE MEDICAID EXPANSION ENROLLMENT FREEZE ACT OF 2017; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1462McCollumTO AFFIRM THE LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY OVER WAIVERS FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM; AND TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT FOR ARKANSANS.
Referred February 6, 2017
 SB229S. FlowersTO REQUIRE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE COUNSELORS LICENSEES; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE COUNSELORS.
 SB170IrvinTO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FOR LICENSURE FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS OFFERING FREE HEALTHCARE SERVICES THROUGH A PROGRAM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FEDERAL INNOVATIVE READINESS TRAINING.
 HB1443M. GrayTO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS.
 HB1439M. GrayTO AMEND THE HEALTHCARE QUALITY AND PAYMENT POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
 HB1437D. FergusonTO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING TELEMEDICINE; AND TO CREATE THE TELEMEDICINE ACT.
Referred February 2, 2017
 HB1434CollinsTO CREATE THE SEX DISCRIMINATION BY ABORTION PROHIBITION ACT.
 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.
Referred February 1, 2017
 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.
 HB1413BoydTO CREATE THE ALTERNATIVE TO DISCIPLINE ACT; AND TO PROVIDE FOR TREATMENT OF NURSES LICENSED IN ARKANSAS WHO SUFFER FROM IMPAIRMENT.
Referred January 31, 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.
 HB1411PenzoTO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR NURSING LICENSURE TO REMOVE A CONFLICT IN THE LAW.
 HB1405LundstrumTO AMEND LAWS RELEVANT TO UNEMPLOYMENT TAXES, UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND UNEMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY.
Referred January 30, 2017
 HR1014VaughtTO HONOR ZAYDEN DAVIS FOR HIS BRAVERY AND RESILIENCE IN BATTLING NEUROFIBROMATOSIS AND TO RECOGNIZE HIS PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND DEDICATION DURING HIS TREATMENT.
Referred January 25, 2017
 HB1300MillerTO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO PRIORITIZE SPENDING WITH THE DEPARTMENT AND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM TO FULLY FUND HOME- AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
 HB1280MagieTO PROHIBIT THE USE OF TANNING EQUIPMENT BY MINORS; AND TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "TANNING EQUIPMENT".
Referred January 24, 2017
 SCR3IrvinSUPPORTING THE EFFORTS OF HEALTHY ACTIVE ARKANSAS IN COMBATING OBESITY.
 HB1267L. FiteTO CREATE THE USED TIRE RECYCLING AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM.
 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.
 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.
Referred January 23, 2017
 SB111RapertTO AMEND THE NALOXONE ACCESS ACT TO INCLUDE THE EMPLOYEES OF THE ARKANSAS STATE CRIME LAB.
 HB1257RicheyTO CREATE THE COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER ACT.
 HB1255D. FergusonTO CREATE A TEMPORARY CHARITABLE DENTAL LICENSE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1254MagieTO TRANSFER REGULATORY AUTHORITY OVER ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES FROM THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF NURSING TO THE ARKANSAS STATE MEDICAL BOARD.
 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.
 HCR1005WardlawTO SUPPORT EFFORTS OF THE HEALTHY ACTIVE ARKANSAS INITIATIVE IN COMBATING OBESITY WITH A SYSTEMATIC, STATEWIDE STRATEGY.
 HB1237HammerTO CREATE THE ARKANSAS SURGICAL TECHNOLOGISTS ACT; AND TO ESTABLISH THE REGISTRATION OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGISTS.
 HB1228HammerTO AMEND THE PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY OF AN ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE.
Referred January 19, 2017
 SB118FilesTO CLARIFY THAT CERTAIN SECTIONS IN THE ARKANSAS CODE APPLY TO ALL MEDICAL SCHOOLS IN THE STATE.
 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.
 HB1215LoveTO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING THE PRACTICE OF MASSAGE THERAPY TO INCLUDE THE PRACTICE OF CUPPING.
 HB1035BentleyTO RESTRICT PURCHASES USING FOOD STAMP BENEFITS; AND TO REQUIRE RECIPIENTS OF FOOD STAMPS TO SHOW IDENTIFICATION TO USE FOOD STAMP BENEFITS.
Referred January 18, 2017
 HB1204MagieTO ALLOW PHARMACISTS TO MAKE BIOLOGICAL PRODUCT SUBSTITUTIONS.
 HB1205MagieTO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS ANESTHESIOLOGIST ASSISTANT ACT.
Referred January 17, 2017
 HB1186BrownTO REMOVE THE COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE AGREEMENT AS APPLICABLE TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES WHO MEET CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS; AND TO AMEND THE PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY FOR AN ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE.
 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.
 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.
 HB1182SullivanTO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM TO ALLOW AN ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE TO BE A PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER.
 HB1180BentleyTO AUTHORIZE ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS TO HAVE SIGNATURE AUTHORITY.
 HB1181SullivanTO CREATE THE TRANSITION TO PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY ACT; AND TO AMEND THE PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY OF ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES.
 HB1171HouseTO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING THE PRACTICE OF CHIROPRACTIC AND THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS.
 HB1164M. GrayTO AUTHORIZE LICENSURE BY ENDORSEMENT FOR OPTOMETRISTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Referred January 12, 2017
 HB1160A. MayberryTO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF A "SPECIALIST SIGN ELECTRICIAN".
Referred January 9, 2017
 HR1003BoydTO ENCOURAGE CONTINUED COLLABORATION BETWEEN HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, EDUCATORS, PUBLIC OFFICIALS, AND THE ARKANSAS COMMUNITY IN BATTLING THE ABUSE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN ARKANSAS.
 HB1040FarrerTO LIMIT THE PRACTICE OF ATHLETIC TRAINING IN A NONCLINICAL SETTING.
 HB1035BentleyTO RESTRICT PURCHASES USING FOOD STAMP BENEFITS; AND TO REQUIRE RECIPIENTS OF FOOD STAMPS TO SHOW IDENTIFICATION TO USE FOOD STAMP BENEFITS.
 HB1034C. FiteTO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING HEARING INSTRUMENT DISPENSERS.
 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.
 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.
 HB1021LoveTO PROVIDE PAY EQUITY FOR WOMEN; AND TO AMEND THE WAGE DISCRIMINATION LAWS CONCERNING PROHIBITED CONDUCT AND REMEDIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE WAGE DISCRIMINATION LAWS.
 HB1016FarrerTO CONVERT THE HOSPITAL REIMBURSEMENT SYSTEMS UNDER THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM TO DIAGNOSIS-RELATED GROUP METHODOLOGY.
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