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Thursday, March 14, 2013

PDF Own Bill/Own Amendment (08:00 AM)
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TO ALLOW CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO OPT OUT OF MEMBERSHIP IN THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO LIMIT STUDENT ATHLETE TRAVEL DURING THE SCHOOL WEEK.
TO REQUIRE THAT THERAPEUTICALLY EQUIVALENT DRUG SUBSTITUTIONS BE AUTHORIZED ON EACH PRESCRIPTION.
TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDS RECEIVED BY CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS OR STATE AGENCIES AS A RESULT OF AN AWARD BY THE COURT OR SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT ARE SUBJECT TO APPROPRIATION BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO CREATE THE ELECTRONIC PAYMENT TRANSACTION PROTECTION ACT; TO PROHIBIT THE COLLECTION OF INTERCHANGE FEES ON CERTAIN TAXES AND FEES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - DIVISION OF PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION - OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL FACILITIES LOAN PROGRAM APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2013-2014 FISCAL YEAR.
TO AUTHORIZE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ENERGY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS TO FUND LOANS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS, RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS, AND WATER CONSERVATION IMPROVEMENTS.
TO AMEND AND UPDATE THE ARKANSAS COMPREHENSIVE TESTING, ASSESSMENT, AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SAFETY COMMISSION.
TO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF A FENCE; AND TO MAKE THE REMOVAL OF A POSTED SIGN OR OF A FENCE A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR.
CONCERNING PARENT AND CHILD REPRESENTATION IN JUVENILE COURT PROCEEDINGS.
TO PREVENT ELECTION MISCONDUCT; TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING ABSENTEE BALLOTS.
TO AMEND THE ALTERNATIVE FUELS TAX LAW; TO AMEND THE EXCISE TAX LEVIED ON ALTERNATIVE FUELS; TO CREATE A FAIR AND EQUITABLE METHOD OF MAINTAINING THE ROADS IN THE STATE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
PDF Bills for Consideration (10:00 AM)
resolutions for third reading and adoption
COMMENDING LEGACY PARIS FOR HER CONTRIBUTIONS TO HELPING STUDENTS WHO ARE VICTIMS OF BULLYING AND FOR BRINGING AWARENESS TO THE PROBLEM OF BULLYING TO THE CITIZENS OF PINE BLUFF AND THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
TO COMMEND THE ROLLING THUNDER NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION FOR ITS CONTRIBUTIONS AND ASSISTANCE TO VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY; AND FOR HELPING SUPPORT SOLDIERS MISSING IN ACTION AND EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ABOUT POW/MIA ISSUES.
senate bills with senate amendments
TO IMPROVE EDUCATION IN ARKANSAS BY CREATING DISTRICTS OF INNOVATION.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE LIMITATION ON THE NUMBER OF AUXILIARY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.
TO ESTABLISH THE VISION 2025 LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION; TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF ITS MEMBERS; AND TO DESCRIBE ITS PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITIES.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS PEER REVIEW FAIRNESS ACT.
CONCERNING THE OFFENSE OF CRIMINAL TRESPASS; AND TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF REMOVAL OF AN ANIMAL'S TRANSMITTAL DEVICE.
senate concurrent resolutions for third reading and adoption
TO DIRECT CERTAIN COMMITTEES TO CONDUCT AN INTERIM STUDY TO EVALUATE THE CURRENT PROCEDURE FOR NATURAL GAS ROYALTY PAYMENTS AND TO RESEARCH POTENTIAL CHANGES TO IMPROVE ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES.
house bills with senate amendments
CONCERNING THE MENTAL EVALUATION OF A CRIMINAL DEFENDANT.
senate bills for third reading and passage
TO ALLOW THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY TO AWARD GRANTS FOR CERTAIN ACTIVITIES RELATING TO ASBESTOS ABATEMENT, STABILIZATION, AND REMEDIATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH AND STABILITY OF ARKANSAS FAMILIES; TO STRENGTHEN VOLUNTARY HOME VISITATION PROGRAMS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ALLOW THE MEDICAL BOARD TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO CREDENTIALING ORGANIZATIONS FOR HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS.
CONCERNING THE REPAYMENT OF FEES THAT ARE OWED RELATED TO COURT-ORDERED REPRESENTATION BY THE PUBLIC DEFENDER.
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ALIGN ANNUAL SCHOOL ELECTIONS WITH GENERAL ELECTIONS; TO AMEND OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING BOARDS OF DIRECTORS OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
CONCERNING THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF DELIVERY OF A SCHEDULE VI CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.
CONCERNING THE PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN DETERMINED DEPENDENCY-NEGLECTED; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
CONCERNING THE DISTRIBUTION OF A DECEDENT'S ESTATE UPON HIS OR HER MURDER BY A SPOUSE.
TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO BE APPROPRIATELY REIMBURSED FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND SERVICES PROVIDED.
TO ALLOW A COUNTY TO ABOLISH THE POSITION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT COORDINATOR; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING COUNTY FUNDS FOR THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND SCHOOL COORDINATOR POSITION.
TO REPEAL THE REQUIREMENT THAT LOW VOLTAGE CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS BE PLACED IN NEWLY CONSTRUCTED HOMES.
CONCERNING CONTRACTS BETWEEN THE DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES AND COMMUNITY-BASED PROVIDERS.
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE CURRENT RESOURCE OR ASSET LIMITS FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) AND THE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF).
CONCERNING THE REPAYMENT OF FEES THAT ARE OWED RELATED TO COURT-ORDERED REPRESENTATION BY THE PUBLIC DEFENDER.
TO CLARIFY PAYMENT METHODS FOR FEES INVOLVING SECURED TRANSACTIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE AN INTERIM STUDY TO IMPROVE SWIMMING POOL WATER QUALITY AND REDUCE RECREATIONAL WATER ILLNESSES.
TO REGULATE DOCUMENTS CONCERNING REAL PROPERTY; TO ALLOW SCRIVENER'S AFFIDAVITS TO CORRECT ERRORS IN INSTRUMENTS AFFECTING REAL PROPERTY.
house bills for third reading and passage
AMENDING BATTERY IN THE SECOND DEGREE TO REFLECT WHEN INJURY TO ANOTHER PERSON OCCURS AS A RESULT OF DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED.
TO INCREASE THE LOOKBACK PERIOD ALLOWABLE FOR THE SEIZURE OF A PERSON'S MOTOR VEHICLE WHEN HE OR SHE IS CONVICTED OF DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED, FOURTH OFFENSE.
TO ALIGN ARKANSAS’S PENALTIES RELATED TO VIOLATIONS OF LEAD-BASED PAINT RULES WITH THOSE REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW.
CONCERNING THE EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR ASSESSING PERSONS WHO POTENTIALLY WILL BE CLASSIFIED AS A SEXUALLY DANGEROUS PERSON; TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES IN THE CHANGE IN TERMINOLOGY THROUGHOUT THE CODE.
TO EXTEND THE CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE EXEMPTION TO CURRENT AND FORMER CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, AUXILIARY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, BAILIFFS, AND RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.
CONCERNING THE SENTENCE ENHANCEMENT FOR DOMESTIC BATTERING IN THE FIRST, SECOND, OR THIRD DEGREE.
TO AMEND THE OFFENSE OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ON A FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBER.
TO PERMIT ELECTRONIC PROOF OF CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSURE.
TO UPDATE THE CURRENT LIST OF WHICH FULL-TIME LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MAY MAKE AN ARREST.
TO CLARIFY THAT KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT EXCEPTIONS FOR STUDENTS FROM ANOTHER STATE ALSO APPLY TO STUDENTS FROM ANOTHER NATION.
TO ENSURE THAT VETERANS ARE PROVIDED DOCUMENTS UNDER THE VETERANS PREFERENCE LAW AND CLARIFY THE VETERANS PREFERENCE LAW TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE.
CONCERNING AGGREGATING HOT CHECKS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROSECUTING A PERSON UNDER THE ARKANSAS HOT CHECK LAW.
EXTENDING THE TIME FRAME TO INVESTIGATE CERTAIN CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN.
CONCERNING A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK IN CASES OF CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION.
TO ADD FICTIVE KIN AS A PLACEMENT OPTION FOR JUVENILES; AND TO DEFINE FICTIVE KIN.