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EDUCATION COMMITTEE - SENATE


Archive of Bills Referred


Bill Number Bill Subtitle Sponsor
Monday, March 30, 2015
HB1993 TO ENSURE THAT THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE FLAG OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS IS FLOWN AT EACH STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION. Sorvillo Status
SB813 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING NORM-REFERENCED ASSESSMENTS. B. Johnson Status
SB154 TO ESTABLISH ADULT EDUCATION CHARTER SCHOOLS. D. Johnson Status
HB1377 TO ALLOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BE GRANTED THE SAME WAIVERS THAT ARE GRANTED TO AN OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL THAT DRAWS STUDENTS FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. Murdock Status
Friday, March 27, 2015
HB1961 TO ADOPT THE STUDENT ONLINE PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION ACT. Leding Status
SB591 TO ALLOW LICENSED TEACHERS, INCLUDING LONG-TERM SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS AND RETIRED TEACHERS ACTING AS SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, TO SERVE AS PROCTORS DURING THE ADMINISTRATION OF STATEWIDE TESTS OR ASSESSMENTS. A. Clark Status
SB5 TO MODIFY THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 2; AND TO CLARIFY FUNDING AMOUNTS AND PROVISIONS. Hickey Status
HB1779 TO AMEND THE WAY THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM — PART 2 AWARD AMOUNTS ARE DISTRIBUTED. Tosh Status
Thursday, March 26, 2015
HB1991 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING DUTY-FREE LUNCH PERIODS FOR CLASSIFIED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES. C. Douglas Status
HB1664 TO PRESERVE COMPETITION IN SELLING GROUP INSURANCE POLICIES TO INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS. G. Hodges Status
HB1552 TO ESTABLISH THE SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES. House Status
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
SB894 TO PROMOTE PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Files Status
HB1791 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING HAZING. Vines Status
HB1778 TO REQUIRE A STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION THAT REQUIRES COMPLETION OF AN ESSAY FOR AN INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIP TO RETAIN THE ESSAY FOR ONE (1) YEAR. Tosh Status
HB1694 TO ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICT ENROLLMENT BY FOSTER CHILDREN; TO ALLOW THE PAYMENT OF STATE FOUNDATION FUNDING; AND TO ENSURE CONTINUITY OF EDUCATION. C. Fite Status
SB999 TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT CONCERNING WORKING PAPERS RELATED TO AUDIT REPORTS FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION. Maloch Status
HB1583 TO AMEND THE LAWS PERTAINING TO A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER; TO AMEND THE LAWS PERTAINING TO JURISDICTION TO MAKE AN ARREST OR ISSUE A CITATION; TO PERMIT THE ISSUANCE OF A CITATION BY A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER ON A SCHOOL TRIP. Gossage Status
Monday, March 23, 2015
HB1534 TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD TO DEVELOP AN ACTION PLAN TO ADDRESS THE PREVENTION OF UNPLANNED PREGNANCY. D. Ferguson Status
HB1442 TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE. J. Mayberry Status
HB2007 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING COMMUNITY COLLEGES. Scott Status
SB615 TO ESTABLISH THAT THE EMERGENCY OR SECURITY PLAN FOR A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION IS EXEMPT FROM THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. G. Stubblefield Status
HB1913 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES. C. Douglas Status
HB1895 TO AMEND THE COLLEGE AND CAREER COACHES PROGRAM. J. Mayberry Status
HB1652 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE TEACHER EXCELLENCE AND SUPPORT SYSTEM. Ratliff Status
HB1651 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING TEACHER LICENSURE, TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS, AND EDUCATOR ETHICS VIOLATIONS. Ratliff Status
HB1650 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR LICENSED PERSONNEL AND CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Ratliff Status
HB1623 TO AMEND THE MINIMUM TEACHER COMPENSATION SCHEDULE. Cozart Status
HB1586 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATIVE CONSOLIDATION LIST FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS. C. Douglas Status
HB1443 TO ENSURE THAT SCHOOL NURSES HAVE ACCESS TO APPROPRIATE FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT THAT ENABLE THEM TO DO THEIR JOB. J. Mayberry Status
HB1602 TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT DETACHMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Johnson Status
HB1241 TO DELAY THE USE OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR ASSESSMENT OF READINESS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS (PARCC) ASSESSMENT. Lowery Status
SB3 TO MODIFY THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 2; AND TO CLARIFY FUNDING AMOUNTS AND PROVISIONS. Hickey Status
SB851 TO AMEND THE PURPOSES FOR NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH STATE CATEGORICAL FUNDING; AND TO SUPPORT PUBLIC SCHOOL PROGRAMS THAT IMPROVE THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS. Elliott Status
Thursday, March 19, 2015
HB1713 TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION. Eubanks Status
HB1545 TO CLARIFY THAT THE TEACHER COMPENSATION SCHEDULE, NOT THE STATE GRADE CLASSIFICATION SCALE, AND LOW-INCOME SCHOOL STATUS ARE APPLICABLE TO THE C-STEP PROGRAM AND THE ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD YOUTH CHALLENGE PROGRAM. Sabin Status
HB1419 CONCERNING THE PARTICIPATION OF A MEMBER OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS WHEN THE MEMBER IS NOT PHYSICALLY PRESENT AT THE MEETING. McNair Status
HB1256 TO ESTABLISH THE BUILDING BETTER FUTURES HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM. Broadaway Status
HB1685 AN ACT TO INCLUDE DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS IN THE CURRICULUM FOR HEALTH. C. Douglas Status
HB1600 TO PROMOTE EFFICIENCY IN REPORTING BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR PUBLIC SCHOOL. C. Douglas Status
SB891 TO ESTABLISH THE WORKFORCE INITIATIVE ACT OF 2015. J. English Status
SB776 TO PROVIDE FOR IN-STATE, IN-COUNTY, IN-DISTRICT, LOCAL, OR RESIDENT TUITION FOR VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS, REGARDLESS OF RESIDENCE. Elliott Status
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
HB1241 TO DELAY THE USE OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR ASSESSMENT OF READINESS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS (PARCC) ASSESSMENT. Lowery Status
HB1377 TO ALLOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BE GRANTED THE SAME WAIVERS THAT ARE GRANTED TO AN OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL THAT DRAWS STUDENTS FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. Murdock Status
SB961 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS STANDARDS FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS. E. Cheatham Status
SB858 AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION. E. Cheatham Status
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
HB1892 TO PROVIDE A RIGHT OF COUNSEL FOR STUDENTS DURING DISCIPLINARY APPEAL PROCEEDINGS AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION. G. Hodges Status
HB1596 TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PROVIDE UP TO TEN (10) LEGISLATIVE DAYS PER SCHOOL YEAR PER SCHOOL DISTRICT. C. Douglas Status
SB951 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING A SYSTEM-WIDE ASSESSMENT OF UNDERSERVED GEOGRAPHIC AREAS. Elliott Status
SB788 TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING SCREENING FOR DYSLEXIA; AND TO CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO SCREEN STUDENTS FOR DYSLEXIA. Elliott Status
Monday, March 16, 2015
HB1663 TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Cozart Status
HB1611 TO CLARIFY LAWS CONCERNING VACANCIES ON A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS. Ratliff Status
HB1653 TO CREATE THE 2015 SCHOOL SAFETY ACT. Baltz Status
HB1542 TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO REPORT TUITION AND MANDATORY FEES, INCLUDING CHANGES, FOR EACH STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. K. Hendren Status
HB1539 TO PROVIDE FOR PETITION FOR EARLY ADMISSION TO KINDERGARTEN UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Della Rosa Status
HB1836 TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS GOVERNOR’S SCHOLARS PROGRAM. Cozart Status
HB1722 TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF E-CIGARETTES ON EACH CAMPUS OF STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION. D. Ferguson Status
HB1527 TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY TO SCHOOL DISTRICT IN SCHEDULING ART, MUSIC, AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION. Gossage Status
HB1526 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS. Gossage Status
HB1525 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES. Gossage Status
HB1408 TO MODIFY THE PERSONNEL POLICY REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOLS DISTRICTS. Cozart Status
HB1377 TO ALLOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BE GRANTED THE SAME WAIVERS THAT ARE GRANTED TO AN OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL THAT DRAWS STUDENTS FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. Murdock Status
HB1750 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING GOVERNING BOARDS OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. D. Ferguson Status
HB1597 TO REQUIRE SICK LEAVE THAT IS TRANSFERRED WHEN AN EMPLOYEE CHANGES SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO BE USED FIRST. C. Douglas Status
HB1485 TO ESTABLISH THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON THE BEST PRACTICES FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION. Lampkin Status
SB878 TO REQUIRE A STUDENT TO PASS THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP CIVICS TEST PRODUCED BY THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATIONS SERVICES BEFORE HE OR SHE RECEIVES A DIPLOMA FROM A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR A GENERAL EDUCATION DIPLOMA Rapert Status
Thursday, March 12, 2015
SB212 TO ESTABLISH A STATEWIDE REENGAGEMENT PROGRAM; TO INCREASE HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION THROUGH THE DIFFERENTIATED PATHWAY TO A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA PROGRAM. Elliott Status
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
SB342 TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL RECOGNITION AND REWARD PROGRAM. Irvin Status
SB211 TO REQUIRE AN ECONOMIC SECURITY REPORT OF EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS OUTCOMES FOR DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES EARNED AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO ALLOW STUDENTS AND PARENTS TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS. A. Clark Status
SB859 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PROVISIONAL POSITIONS FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. E. Cheatham Status
SB857 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF VEHICLES FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. E. Cheatham Status
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
SB847 TO ADOPT A RIGHT OF ACCESS FOR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS. A. Clark Status
SB813 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING NORM-REFERENCED ASSESSMENTS. B. Johnson Status
SB218 TO ESTABLISH THE STUDENT DATA ACCESSIBILITY, TRANSPARENCY, AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT. A. Clark Status
SB154 TO ESTABLISH ADULT EDUCATION CHARTER SCHOOLS. D. Johnson Status
Monday, March 9, 2015
SB1051 TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE PUBLIC EDUCATION SCHOOL SYSTEM; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. L. Chesterfield Status
SB1038 TO CLARIFY THAT ACCREDITATION IN ARKANSAS IS DONE BY AN ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. D. Johnson Status
SB1020 TO PROVIDE VARIOUS OPTIONS FOR PARENTS, STUDENTS, PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS WHEN A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR SCHOOL DISTRICT IS TAKEN OVER OR OTHERWISE RECONFIGURED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION. L. Chesterfield Status
SB1007 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING UNITED STATES HISTORY COURSES IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Collins-Smith Status
HB1495 TO ALLOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT THE OPTION OF ALLOWING ADVERTISING ON SCHOOL BUSES. D. Douglas Status
HB1381 TO REPEAL PROVISIONS OF STATE LAW THAT REQUIRE TESTING OF HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS. Bell Status
HB1241 TO DELAY THE USE OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR ASSESSMENT OF READINESS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS (PARCC) ASSESSMENT. Lowery Status
SB999 TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT CONCERNING WORKING PAPERS RELATED TO AUDIT REPORTS FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION. Maloch Status
SB981 CONCERNING SCHOOL SECURITY AND SCHOOL CRISIS RESPONSE TRAINING; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Collins-Smith Status
SB979 TO AMEND TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE. Burnett Status
SB971 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL AUTHORIZER. Hester Status
SB968 TO AMEND TITLE 6, CHAPTER 14, OF THE ARKANSAS CODE. J. English Status
SB961 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS STANDARDS FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS. E. Cheatham Status
SB958 TO ADOPT THE MANPOWER SPORTS STUDENT PROTECTION ACT. Files Status
SB955 TO AMEND THE FREE TEXTBOOK ACT OF 1975; AND TO ADD A DEFINITION OF “DEPOSITORY”. J. Hutchinson Status
SB953 TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SCHOOL OF INNOVATION. Elliott Status
SB951 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING A SYSTEM-WIDE ASSESSMENT OF UNDERSERVED GEOGRAPHIC AREAS. Elliott Status
SB945 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS FOR WORLD HISTORY AND AMERICAN HISTORY. A. Clark Status
SB944 TO ALLOW THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AND THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF TO RECEIVE FUNDS FROM THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUND, INCLUDING PER-STUDENT FOUNDATION FUNDING. A. Clark Status
SB940 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL ASSESSMENTS. Irvin Status
SB926 TO REPEAL THE POSITION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT COORDINATOR. J. Cooper Status
SB923 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCOUNTANTS WHO WORK WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS. B. Pierce Status
SB922 TO AMEND PROVISIONS FO TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING MATHEMATICS STANDARDS AND CURRICULUM FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS. A. Clark Status
SB921 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL ASSESSMENT AND TESTING. A. Clark Status
SB919 TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW TO PROVIDE THAT EMERGENCY AND SECURITY PLANS FOR POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTIONS ARE EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967. G. Stubblefield Status
SB895 ACT TO AMEND THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM — PART 2. Files Status
SB894 TO PROMOTE PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Files Status
SB891 TO ESTABLISH THE WORKFORCE INITIATIVE ACT OF 2015. J. English Status
SB890 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION. J. English Status
SB884 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCOUNTANTS WHO WORK WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS. B. Pierce Status
SB878 TO REQUIRE A STUDENT TO PASS THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP CIVICS TEST PRODUCED BY THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATIONS SERVICES BEFORE HE OR SHE RECEIVES A DIPLOMA FROM A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR A GENERAL EDUCATION DIPLOMA Rapert Status
SB876 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. J. English Status
SB870 TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT FUNDS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES. J. Hendren Status
SB859 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PROVISIONAL POSITIONS FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. E. Cheatham Status
SB858 AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION. E. Cheatham Status
SB930 TO ESTABLISH THE FAIR DISMISSAL ACT FOR EMPLOYEES AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION. L. Chesterfield Status
SB857 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF VEHICLES FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. E. Cheatham Status
SB929 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS AND QUALITY; TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF ACT 1467 OF 2003. L. Chesterfield Status
SB851 TO AMEND THE PURPOSES FOR NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH STATE CATEGORICAL FUNDING; AND TO SUPPORT PUBLIC SCHOOL PROGRAMS THAT IMPROVE THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS. Elliott Status
SB847 TO ADOPT A RIGHT OF ACCESS FOR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS. A. Clark Status
SB776 TO PROVIDE FOR IN-STATE, IN-COUNTY, IN-DISTRICT, LOCAL, OR RESIDENT TUITION FOR VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS, REGARDLESS OF RESIDENCE. Elliott Status
Thursday, March 5, 2015
HB1581 TO CREATE THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE REALIGNMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION. Gillam Status
HB1395 TO PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH DIABETES BY AUTHORIZING CERTAIN PUBLIC SCHOOL PERSONNEL TO BE TRAINED IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF INSULIN AND GLUCAGON. Gossage Status
SB832 TO CREATE A CENTER FOR WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND STRATEGIC ECONOMIC PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS. L. Chesterfield Status
SB813 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING NORM-REFERENCED ASSESSMENTS. B. Johnson Status
SB812 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS PROGRAM. B. Johnson Status
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
SB799 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING CLASSIFIED AND NON-CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES OF STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION. Rapert Status
SB789 TO ESTABLISH THE OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL FACILITIES FUNDING AID PROGRAM. J. Hendren Status
SB788 TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING SCREENING FOR DYSLEXIA; AND TO CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO SCREEN STUDENTS FOR DYSLEXIA. Elliott Status
SB776 TO PROVIDE FOR IN-STATE, IN-COUNTY, IN-DISTRICT, LOCAL, OR RESIDENT TUITION FOR VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS, REGARDLESS OF RESIDENCE. Elliott Status
SB774 TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR AWARDING THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM — PART 2 IF THERE ARE INSUFFICIENT FUNDS. Elliott Status
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
SB744 TO ADD AN OPTION FOR ISSUING A STANDARD TEACHING LICENSE FOR NONTRADITIONAL LICENSURE PROGRAMS. B. Johnson Status
SB634 TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS REGISTERED VOLUNTEERS PROGRAM ACT. D. Sanders Status
SB331 TO ALLOW FREEDOM OF PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS IN ARKANSAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. J. Hendren Status
SB5 TO MODIFY THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 2; AND TO CLARIFY FUNDING AMOUNTS AND PROVISIONS. Hickey Status
Monday, March 2, 2015
HB1263 TO PROVIDE A WAIVER FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT FROM AN ADMINISTRATIVE CONSOLIDATION OR REORGANIZATION UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Cozart Status
SB715 TO MODIFY THE FUNDING FORMULA MODEL FOR UNIVERSITIES. Maloch Status
HB1369 TO AMEND ACT 1298 OF 2013 CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS TASK FORCE FOR THE PREVENTION THROUGH EDUCATION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Baine Status
SB695 TO 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. S. Flowers Status
SB681 TO MODIFY THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR A PERSON TO SERVE AS THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. A. Clark Status
SB331 TO ALLOW FREEDOM OF PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS IN ARKANSAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. J. Hendren Status
Thursday, February 26, 2015
SB634 TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS REGISTERED VOLUNTEERS PROGRAM ACT. D. Sanders Status
SB623 TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION FROM MEMBERS FOR MEMBERS OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS. B. Pierce Status
SB368 TO CREATE A COMPREHENSIVE STATEWIDE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM; TO COORDINATE VARIOUS WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS; TO CREATE AN OFFICE OF SKILLS DEVELOPMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. J. English Status
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
SB615 TO ESTABLISH THAT THE EMERGENCY OR SECURITY PLAN FOR A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION IS EXEMPT FROM THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. G. Stubblefield Status
SB591 TO ALLOW LICENSED TEACHERS, INCLUDING LONG-TERM SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS AND RETIRED TEACHERS ACTING AS SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, TO SERVE AS PROCTORS DURING THE ADMINISTRATION OF STATEWIDE TESTS OR ASSESSMENTS. A. Clark Status
SB366 TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION TO A TEACHER IN GRADES SEVEN THROUGH TWELVE (7-12) WHO ELECTS TO TEACH MORE THAN THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERMITTED. A. Clark Status
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
HB1382 TO ALLOW THE ARKANSAS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY TO ENTER INTO A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AND A PUBLIC-PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENHANCING LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Gossage Status
HB1242 TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CREATION OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BY DETACHING TERRITORY FROM AN EXISTING SCHOOL DISTRICT. Lowery Status
HB1370 TO AMEND THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL FINANCIAL ACCOUNT AND REPORTING ACT OF 2004; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Cozart Status
HB1366 TO MAKE CHANGES TO PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS. Branscum Status
HB1358 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. Ratliff Status
HB1313 TO ALLOW SCHOOL DAYS TO BE MADE-UP IN SIXTY-MINUTE INCREMENTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. C. Douglas Status
SB546 TO CHANGE REFERENCES TO GENERAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE ARKANSAS CODE TO HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY. J. English Status
SB535 TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO INCREASE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT CONTRIBUTION TO EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE BY THE SAME AMOUNT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT INCREASES AN EMPLOYEE’S SALARY. J. Hendren Status
SB511 CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO REFINANCE OUTSTANDING OBLIGATIONS. K. Ingram Status
Thursday, February 19, 2015
SB455 TO ALLOW TRADITIONAL STUDENTS TO BE PART-TIME STUDENTS UNDER THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM — PART 2. A. Clark Status
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
HB1347 TO ALLOW PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATEWIDE TRANSFER AGREEMENT. Fielding Status
HB1255 TO ESTABLISH THE BUILDING BETTER FUTURES PROGRAM. Broadaway Status
SB372 TO REMOVE THE DUTY OF THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD TO DETERMINE SERVICE AREAS FOR TWO-YEAR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; TO ELIMINATE SERVICE AREAS FOR TWO-YEAR COLLEGES AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS. J. English Status
SB368 TO CREATE A COMPREHENSIVE STATEWIDE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM; TO COORDINATE VARIOUS WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS; TO CREATE AN OFFICE OF SKILLS DEVELOPMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. J. English Status
SB325 TO ENSURE THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT IS NOT IN VIOLATION OF THE STANDARDS OF ACCREDITATION FOR ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS IF A SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFERS A COURSE BUT NO STUDENTS ENROLL IN THE COURSE. A. Clark Status
SB366 TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION TO A TEACHER IN GRADES SEVEN THROUGH TWELVE (7-12) WHO ELECTS TO TEACH MORE THAN THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERMITTED. A. Clark Status
SB154 TO ESTABLISH ADULT EDUCATION CHARTER SCHOOLS. D. Johnson Status
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
HB1044 TO REQUIRE THAT CURSIVE WRITING BE TAUGHT IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. K. Hendren Status
SB388 TO ALLOW THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES, AND THE ARTS TO RECEIVE FUNDS FROM THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUND, INCLUDING PER-STUDENT FOUNDATION FUNDING. B. Sample Status
SB374 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING TESTING AND ASSESSMENTS USED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Elliott Status
SB372 TO REMOVE THE DUTY OF THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD TO DETERMINE SERVICE AREAS FOR TWO-YEAR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; TO ELIMINATE SERVICE AREAS FOR TWO-YEAR COLLEGES AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS. J. English Status
SB371 TO ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO USE CERTAIN CATEGORICAL FUNDS FOR PARTNERSHIPS WITH STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO OFFER CONCURRENT COURSES OR OTHER TECHNICAL EDUCATION OPTIONS. J. English Status
SB370 TO ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO USE CERTAIN CATEGORICAL FUNDS FOR PARTNERSHIPS WITH STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO OFFER CONCURRENT COURSES OR OTHER TECHNICAL EDUCATION OPTIONS. J. English Status
SB369 TO REMOVE THE DUTY OF THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD TO DETERMINE SERVICE AREAS FOR TWO-YEAR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; TO ELIMINATE SERVICE AREAS FOR TWO-YEAR COLLEGES AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS. J. English Status
SB368 TO CREATE A COMPREHENSIVE STATEWIDE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM; TO COORDINATE VARIOUS WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS; TO CREATE AN OFFICE OF SKILLS DEVELOPMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. J. English Status
SB366 TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION TO A TEACHER IN GRADES SEVEN THROUGH TWELVE (7-12) WHO ELECTS TO TEACH MORE THAN THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERMITTED. A. Clark Status
SB179 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. A. Clark Status
Thursday, February 12, 2015
SB179 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. A. Clark Status
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
SB342 TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL RECOGNITION AND REWARD PROGRAM. Irvin Status
SB331 TO ALLOW FREEDOM OF PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS IN ARKANSAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. J. Hendren Status
SB325 TO ENSURE THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT IS NOT IN VIOLATION OF THE STANDARDS OF ACCREDITATION FOR ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS IF A SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFERS A COURSE BUT NO STUDENTS ENROLL IN THE COURSE. A. Clark Status
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
SB218 TO ESTABLISH THE STUDENT DATA ACCESSIBILITY, TRANSPARENCY, AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT. A. Clark Status
Monday, February 9, 2015
HB1183 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 Gossage Status
SB265 CONCERNING THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SYSTEM EVERSITY; TO ALLOW THE EVERSITY TO BE ESTABLISHED AND RECOGNIZED; TO EXEMPT THE EVERSITY FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF LAW. E. Cheatham Status
SB179 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. A. Clark Status
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
SB226 TO EXPAND THE ARKANSAS COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS PLANNING PROGRAM BY ALLOWING PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO USE THE ASPIRE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE ACT EXPLORE AND ACT PLAN OR PSAT. Irvin Status
SB205 TO ENSURE THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT CAN DONATE BUILDINGS OR REAL PROPERTY TO AN INCORPORATED TOWN. Rice Status
SB218 TO ESTABLISH THE STUDENT DATA ACCESSIBILITY, TRANSPARENCY, AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT. A. Clark Status
SB176 TO MODIFY THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR A PERSON TO SERVE AS THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION. A. Clark Status
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
SB212 TO ESTABLISH A STATEWIDE REENGAGEMENT PROGRAM; TO INCREASE HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION THROUGH THE DIFFERENTIATED PATHWAY TO A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA PROGRAM. Elliott Status
SB211 TO REQUIRE AN ECONOMIC SECURITY REPORT OF EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS OUTCOMES FOR DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES EARNED AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO ALLOW STUDENTS AND PARENTS TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS. A. Clark Status
Monday, February 2, 2015
HB1086 TO CHANGE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT ISOLATED FUNDING. Branscum Status
SB205 TO ENSURE THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT CAN DONATE BUILDINGS OR REAL PROPERTY TO AN INCORPORATED TOWN. Rice Status
SB180 TO PROVIDE SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH FLEXIBILITY IN DETERMINING WHETHER OR NOT TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY INCLEMENT WEATHER DAY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. E. Williams Status
SB179 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. A. Clark Status
Thursday, January 29, 2015
SB176 TO MODIFY THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR A PERSON TO SERVE AS THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION. A. Clark Status
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
SB160 TO ALLOW SCHOOL VACATIONS TO LAST SEVEN (7) WEEKS IN SCHOOLS THAT OPERATE ON A TWELVE-MONTH CALENDAR. Bledsoe Status
SB154 TO ESTABLISH ADULT EDUCATION CHARTER SCHOOLS. D. Johnson Status
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
SB5 TO MODIFY THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 2; AND TO CLARIFY FUNDING AMOUNTS AND PROVISIONS. Hickey Status
Monday, January 26, 2015
SB30 TO CHANGE THE NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS REQUIRED FOR TEACHERS. B. Johnson Status
Thursday, January 22, 2015
SB94 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PRIVATE RESIDENCE AND CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS. U. Lindsey Status
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
HB1014 TO EXEMPT STATE INSTITUTIONS, POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, AND ANY OTHER APPLICABLE ENTITY WITH TORT LIABILITY IMMUNITY FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO OBTAIN GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE WHEN OBTAINING A CHILD CARE FACILITY LICENSE. Gillam Status
HB1011 TO GIVE THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION THE AUTHORITY TO APPROVE A SCHOLARSHIP HOLD FOR UP TO TWENTY-FOUR (24) MONTHS FOR MOST SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS. Bell Status
SB76 TO ALLOW A PUBLIC SCHOOL TO EXCEED THE MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE AS ADOPTED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES. Hester Status
Monday, January 12, 2015
SB30 TO CHANGE THE NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS REQUIRED FOR TEACHERS. B. Johnson Status
SB5 TO MODIFY THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 2; AND TO CLARIFY FUNDING AMOUNTS AND PROVISIONS. Hickey Status
SB3 TO MODIFY THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 2; AND TO CLARIFY FUNDING AMOUNTS AND PROVISIONS. Hickey Status