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EDUCATION COMMITTEE - SENATE


Archive of Bills Referred


Bill No.
Bill Subtitle
Sponsor
Monday, April 8, 2019
BILL: SB535
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO REVISE THE METHOD BY WHICH THE ACADEMIC FACILITIES WEALTH INDEX IS CALCULATED.
Friday, April 5, 2019
BILL: SB522
Sponsor: J. English
TO CREATE A COMPREHENSIVE STATEWIDE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM; TO COORDINATE VARIOUS WORKFORCE PROGRAMS; TO AMEND THE DUTIES OF THE CAREER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB603
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE CERTAIN LEVELS OF SUPPORT TO CERTAIN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS BASED ON READING SCORES; AND TO AMEND THE PURPOSES ON WHICH NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH STATE CATEGORICAL FUNDS MAY BE SPENT.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
BILL: HB1963
Sponsor: Gazaway
CONCERNING THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE; TO CREATE A SCHOOL SAFETY AND CRISIS LINE; AND TO CREATE A SCHOOL SAFETY AND CRISIS LINE FUND.
BILL: HB1933
Sponsor: Gazaway
TO AMEND THE ANTI-BULLYING POLICY; TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER TO RECEIVE INFORMATION REGARDING SCHOOL SAFETY AND STUDENT DISCIPLINE; AND TO REQUIRE A BULLYING AND CYBERBULLYING PREVENTION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1890
Sponsor: Della Rosa
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ESTABLISH IN THE STANDARDS FOR ACCREDITATION THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS THAT A TEACHER IN GRADES FIVE THROUGH TWELVE (5-12) IS PERMITTED TO TEACH PER SCHOOL DAY.
BILL: SB681
Sponsor: Elliott
TO CLARIFY THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967 AS IT RELATES TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS; AND TO REQUIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO COMPLY WITH THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967.
BILL: SB678
Sponsor: Elliott
CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 2; AND TO AMEND THE LAW WITH RESPECT TO AWARDS GRANTED UNDER THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 2.
BILL: SB678
Sponsor: Elliott
CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 2; AND TO AMEND THE LAW WITH RESPECT TO AWARDS GRANTED UNDER THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 2.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
BILL: HB1700
Sponsor: Wooten
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO INFORM AN EDUCATIONAL ENTITY TO WHICH AN INDIVIDUAL IS APPLYING WHETHER THE INDIVIDUAL IS ELIGIBLE FOR EMPLOYMENT BASED ON THE RESULTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL'S BACKGROUND CHECKS.
BILL: SB676
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO REPEAL THE STATUTE THAT IMPOSES LIMITS ON STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION EXPENDITURES FOR ACADEMIC AND PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIPS.
BILL: SB677
Sponsor: Elliott
TO REQUIRE THAT YOUTHS UNDERGO READING ASSESSMENTS AND DYSLEXIA SCREENINGS; TO REQUIRE READING AND DYSLEXIA SERVICES; AND TO REQUIRE THAT DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES' TEACHERS KNOW BEST PRACTICES OF SCIENTIFIC READING INSTRUCTION.
BILL: SB675
Sponsor: B. Davis
CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD; AND TO ESTABLISH THE TWO-YEAR HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD.
BILL: SB664
Sponsor: Elliott
TO REQUIRE THAT NEW INMATES RECEIVE READING ASSESSMENTS AND DYSLEXIA SCREENINGS; TO REQUIRE READING AND DYSLEXIA SERVICES; AND TO REQUIRE CORRECTIONS TEACHERS KNOW BEST PRACTICES OF SCIENCE-BASED READING INSTRUCTION.
Monday, April 1, 2019
BILL: HB1901
Sponsor: F. Allen
TO CREATE THE ACADEMIC SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIP.
BILL: HB1847
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO REVISE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS REGARDING SITE SELECTION FOR A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITY TO INCLUDE A TRAFFIC IMPACT ANALYSIS.
BILL: HB1498
Sponsor: Speaks
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL COMPUTER NETWORK.
BILL: SB668
Sponsor: K. Hammer
CONCERNING A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT IS CLASSIFIED AS BEING IN NEED OF LEVEL 5 - INTENSIVE SUPPORT; AND TO ALLOW THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO GRANT EXTENSIONS OF ITS ASSUMPTION OF AUTHORITY IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS.
BILL: HB1934
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING AUDITS OF SCHOOLS.
BILL: HB1785
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO CREATE THE GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION RESIDENCY EXPANSION BOARD; TO REQUIRE THE BOARD TO DISTRIBUTE PLANNING GRANTS TO CERTAIN ENTITIES IN ORDER TO EXPAND FIRST-YEAR RESIDENCY PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS.
BILL: HB1701
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO PROHIBIT THE REQUIREMENT THAT A STUDENT PARTICIPATING IN AN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY, INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITY, OR ORGANIZED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PAY FOR INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP INSTRUCTION.
BILL: SB666
Sponsor: Elliott
TO ONLY PERMIT SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS TO DISCIPLINE STUDENTS OR ACT IN THE CAPACITY OF A POLICE OFFICER WHEN STUDENTS OR SCHOOL EMPLOYEES ARE AT RISK OF HARM.
BILL: SB538
Sponsor: J. Sturch
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE CODE WITH RESPECT TO OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL AND TRADITIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOL WAIVERS; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS CONCERNING SCHOOLS OF INNOVATION.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
BILL: SB659
Sponsor: J. English
TO ALLOW A STATE-SUPPORTED TWO-YEAR INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO MARKET AND PROVIDE SERVICES TO ANY INDIVIDUAL IN ARKANSAS REGARDLESS OF THE SERVICE AREA IN WHICH THE INDIVIDUAL RESIDES.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
BILL: HB1573
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND AND UPDATE VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION.
BILL: HB1468
Sponsor: Lowery
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
BILL: HB1400
Sponsor: Cozart
TO REQUIRE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION TO CONDUCT A BIENNIAL STUDY AND FILE A BIENNIAL REPORT REGARDING CERTAIN INFORMATION CONCERNING THE SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
BILL: SB651
Sponsor: Caldwell
TO AMEND THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES FOR CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1808
Sponsor: Boyd
TO REPEAL UNCODIFIED ACTS 2015, NO. 863 CONCERNING PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES.
BILL: HB1747
Sponsor: Dotson
TO EXPAND THE TYPES OF HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS AND EVENTS THAT MAY BE DISCUSSED, READ, OR POSTED IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDING OR CLASSROOM.
BILL: HB1432
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS STUDENT PUBLICATIONS ACT.
BILL: SB549
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE WITH RESPECT TO PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES.
BILL: SB522
Sponsor: J. English
TO CREATE A COMPREHENSIVE STATEWIDE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM; TO COORDINATE VARIOUS WORKFORCE PROGRAMS; TO AMEND THE DUTIES OF THE CAREER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB483
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND REPORTING.
Monday, March 25, 2019
BILL: HB1825
Sponsor: Jean
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PROVISIONAL POSITIONS FOR STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1824
Sponsor: McKenzie
TO ALLOW RECIPIENTS OF ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARSHIPS, ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARSHIPS, AND THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP TO CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE SCHOLARSHIPS WHILE ENROLLED PART-TIME.
BILL: HB1790
Sponsor: Glover
TO REQUIRE A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT EXPELS A STUDENT TO OFFER TO THE EXPELLED STUDENT DIGITAL LEARNING COURSES OR ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR WHICH THE STUDENT MAY RECEIVE CREDIT.
BILL: HB1786
Sponsor: Boyd
TO REQUIRE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS TO REPORT CERTAIN INFORMATION REGARDING THE NUMBER AND PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO HAVE EXEMPTIONS FROM OR HAVE NOT PROVIDED PROOF OF REQUIRED VACCINATIONS.
BILL: HB1730
Sponsor: G. Hodges
TO ALLOW AN AUTHORIZER TO TRANSFER AND ASSIGN A PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL'S CHARTER UNDER THE ARKANSAS QUALITY CHARTER SCHOOLS ACT OF 2013.
BILL: HB1648
Sponsor: F. Allen
TO INCLUDE CERTAIN ARKANSAS CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS AND HEROES IN THE TEACHING MATERIALS REGARDING AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL.
BILL: HB1551
Sponsor: Eubanks
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF RECORDS UNDER THE ARKANSAS JUVENILE CODE OF 1989; AND CONCERNING SCHOOL NOTIFICATION OF CERTAIN OFFENSES FOR WHICH A MINOR IS ADJUDICATED OR CONVICTED.
BILL: HB1509
Sponsor: A. Davis
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING USE OF HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDS; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PRIVATE RESIDENT AND CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS; AND TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.
BILL: SB638
Sponsor: J. English
CONCERNING THE INTERSTATE COMPACT ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN OF MILITARY FAMILIES; AND TO AMEND ASPECTS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE WITH RESPECT TO CHILDREN OF MILITARY FAMILIES WHO ARE ENROLLED IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL.
BILL: SB633
Sponsor: G. Leding
TO REQUIRE AN EVALUATOR LICENSED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO PLACE A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER IN INTENSIVE SUPPORT STATUS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER THE TEACHER EXCELLENCE AND SUPPORT SYSTEM.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
BILL: SB620
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO CREATE THE CAPITAL PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP PILOT PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1702
Sponsor: Speaks
TO AMEND PROVISIONS REGARDING THE PUBLICATION IN A NEWSPAPER OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT'S BOND SALE.
BILL: SB619
Sponsor: L. Eads
TO AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
BILL: HB1685
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1684
Sponsor: D. Douglas
TO ALLOW A STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO CLASSIFY CERTAIN STUDENTS AS IN-STATE FOR PURPOSES OF TUITION AND FEES AT A STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
BILL: HB1626
Sponsor: Cloud
CONCERNING THE OFFERING OF AN ACADEMIC STUDY OF THE BIBLE COURSE IF STUDENTS REQUEST THAT THE COURSE BE OFFERED.
BILL: SB605
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO AMEND THE NAME OF NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH STATE CATEGORICAL FUNDING.
BILL: SB603
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE CERTAIN LEVELS OF SUPPORT TO CERTAIN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS BASED ON READING SCORES; AND TO AMEND THE PURPOSES ON WHICH NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH STATE CATEGORICAL FUNDS MAY BE SPENT.
Monday, March 18, 2019
BILL: SB593
Sponsor: G. Leding
CONCERNING TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS ON CHILD TRAFFICKING.
BILL: SB591
Sponsor: Elliott
TO PROMOTE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION AMONG ARKANSANS; TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS COMMUNITY REMEMBRANCE COMMISSION; AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE.
BILL: SB535
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO REVISE THE METHOD BY WHICH THE ACADEMIC FACILITIES WEALTH INDEX IS CALCULATED.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
BILL: HB1409
Sponsor: Della Rosa
TO ALLOW FOR EXTENDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH UNSTRUCTURED SOCIAL TIME; TO REQUIRE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME FOR RECESS; AND TO CONSIDER SUPERVISION DURING UNSTRUCTURED SOCIAL TIME AS INSTRUCTIONAL.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
BILL: HB1558
Sponsor: Lowery
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ADULT EDUCATION PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS TO ENSURE THAT MORE THAN ONE (1) ADULT EDUCATION PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL MAY OPERATE IN THIS STATE.
BILL: SB483
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND REPORTING.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
BILL: SB553
Sponsor: Bond
TO AMEND THE LAW TO ALLOW A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO BE RETURNED TO LOCAL CONTROL UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
BILL: SB549
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE WITH RESPECT TO PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES.
BILL: SB538
Sponsor: J. Sturch
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE CODE WITH RESPECT TO OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL AND TRADITIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOL WAIVERS; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS CONCERNING SCHOOLS OF INNOVATION.
BILL: SB535
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO REVISE THE METHOD BY WHICH THE ACADEMIC FACILITIES WEALTH INDEX IS CALCULATED.
Monday, March 11, 2019
BILL: HB1657
Sponsor: Vaught
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING EDUCATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
BILL: HB1647
Sponsor: F. Allen
TO AMEND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS REGARDING AN APPLICANT FOR THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP TO INCLUDE THE APPLICANT'S SUPERSCORE ON THE ACT.
BILL: HB1638
Sponsor: F. Allen
TO AMEND PROVISIONS REGARDING THE ASSESSMENTS A PERSON MUST PASS IN ORDER TO OBTAIN A TEACHING LICENSE.
BILL: HB1398
Sponsor: S. Meeks
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING STUDENT ATTENDANCE AND DISCIPLINE.
BILL: SB528
Sponsor: J. Dismang
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF A "STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION" WITH RESPECT TO THE FORMING OPEN AND ROBUST UNIVERSITY MINDS ACT.
BILL: SB526
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO REQUIRE THE PRESENCE OF A FINANCIAL COUNSELOR UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS WHEN A STUDENT OF A STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION SIGNS A DOCUMENT TO BORROW A STUDENT EDUCATION LOAN.
BILL: SB522
Sponsor: J. English
TO CREATE A COMPREHENSIVE STATEWIDE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM; TO COORDINATE VARIOUS WORKFORCE PROGRAMS; TO AMEND THE DUTIES OF THE CAREER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Thursday, March 7, 2019
BILL: HB1600
Sponsor: G. Hodges
TO CONSIDER AN INDIVIDUAL WHO EARNS A TEACHING LICENSE UPON THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF AN ALTERNATIVE EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAM AN ELIGIBLE APPLICANT UNDER THE STATE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1537
Sponsor: Evans
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING STUDENT RESIDENCY, COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE, AND MINIMUM ENROLLMENT AGE.
BILL: SB381
Sponsor: Elliott
TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT ON A CHILD WITH A DISABILITY.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
BILL: HB1569
Sponsor: Dotson
TO ALLOW EXCESS FOOD DISTRIBUTION BY A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL TO A STUDENT WHO IS ENROLLED IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL OR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL.
BILL: HB1544
Sponsor: S. Meeks
TO AMEND LAWS GOVERNING BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR LICENSED AND CLASSIFIED SCHOOL PERSONNEL.
BILL: HB1018
Sponsor: Sorvillo
TO AMEND THE POPULATION REQUIREMENTS THAT CONTROL THE NUMBER OF DIRECTORS WHO SERVE ON A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
BILL: HB1467
Sponsor: Lowery
TO DEEM A STUDENT WITH AN INDIVIDUALIZED SERVICE PLAN ELIGIBLE FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
BILL: SB509
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO DISTRIBUTE FUNDS FROM THE EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE TRUST FUND TO CERTAIN FOUR-YEAR STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION BASED ON AN INSTITUTION'S IN-STATE FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT ENROLLMENT.
BILL: SB508
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO AMEND THE MEANS BY WHICH FUNDING IS DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE PRODUCTIVITY-BASED FUNDING MODEL.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
BILL: HB1514
Sponsor: House
TO ALLOW FOR THE PAYMENT OF MANDATORY FEES FOR SOLDIERS AND AIRMEN WHOSE TUITION AT AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION IS FREE.
BILL: HB1485
Sponsor: Eubanks
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE WITH RESPECT TO PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING.
Monday, March 4, 2019
BILL: SB490
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO EXPAND THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
BILL: SB483
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND REPORTING.
BILL: SB478
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING WEIGHTED CREDIT.
BILL: SB477
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
BILL: HB1508
Sponsor: A. Davis
TO ALLOW A HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENT APPROVED TO PARTICIPATE IN AN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITY AT A PRIVATE SCHOOL TO BEGIN PARTICIPATING IN AN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITY IMMEDIATELY UPON BEING APPROVED.
BILL: HB1419
Sponsor: Lowery
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ENROLLMENT IN AN ACADEMIC COURSE AT A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR AN OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL OF A PRIVATE SCHOOL OR HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENT.
BILL: HB1416
Sponsor: Sorvillo
TO AMEND THE MAXIMUM AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT ARE SUBJECT TO MINIMUM AREA AND ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS.
BILL: HB1356
Sponsor: A. Davis
TO CREATE THE HUNGER-FREE STUDENTS' BILL OF RIGHTS; TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL TO PROVIDE A MEAL OR SNACK; TO ALLOW A SCHOOL TO COLLECT MONEY OWED; AND TO PROHIBIT A SCHOOL FROM STIGMATIZING A STUDENT UNABLE TO PAY FOR A MEAL.
BILL: SB392
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO REPEAL THE EXEMPTION TO CERTAIN LAWS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT RECOGNIZE IN THEIR POLICIES ORGANIZATIONS THAT REPRESENT TEACHERS IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE PURPOSE OF NEGOTIATING EDUCATIONAL MATTERS.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
BILL: SB452
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO PREVENT A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT FROM USING PUBLIC FUNDS TO PAY THE PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP DUES OF A TEACHER OR A CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE.
BILL: SB449
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE SAFE SCHOOLS COMMITTEE.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
BILL: SB343
Sponsor: J. Sturch
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS CONCURRENT CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP.
BILL: SB304
Sponsor: Bond
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HEALTHY LIFESTYLE EDUCATION ACT OF 2019; AND TO ENSURE THE HEALTH CURRICULUM IN ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS ADDRESSES CERTAIN HEALTH ISSUES FACING STUDENTS.
Monday, February 25, 2019
BILL: HB1413
Sponsor: Lowery
TO PROHIBIT A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT OR AN OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL FROM CHARGING A PRIVATE SCHOOL OR A HOME SCHOOL STUDENT FOR THE COST OF AN ENDORSED CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSE.
BILL: SB407
Sponsor: Bond
TO AMEND ELIGIBLE PROGRAMS OF STUDY FOR A STUDENT WHO RECEIVES AN ARKANSAS FUTURE GRANT; TO AMEND THE PROVISION RELATED TO THE MENTORING OF A STUDENT; AND TO AMEND THE PROVISION REGARDING REQUIRED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS.
BILL: HB1231
Sponsor: Lowery
TO ENSURE THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION OF A STUDENT JOURNALIST AT A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
BILL: HB1404
Sponsor: Speaks
TO AMEND PROVISIONS REGARDING THE PUBLICATION IN A NEWSPAPER OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT'S BUDGET.
BILL: HB1396
Sponsor: Bentley
TO ALLOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO IMPLEMENT A DRUG SCREENING REQUIREMENT FOR AN APPLICANT OR CURRENT EMPLOYEE OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT.
BILL: SB392
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO REPEAL THE EXEMPTION TO CERTAIN LAWS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT RECOGNIZE IN THEIR POLICIES ORGANIZATIONS THAT REPRESENT TEACHERS IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE PURPOSE OF NEGOTIATING EDUCATIONAL MATTERS.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
BILL: SB381
Sponsor: Elliott
TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT ON A CHILD WITH A DISABILITY.
BILL: SB343
Sponsor: J. Sturch
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS CONCURRENT CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
BILL: SB387
Sponsor: Elliott
TO REQUIRE THAT A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF LOTTERY PROCEEDS BE NET PROCEEDS THAT ARE USED FOR SCHOLARSHIPS; AND TO REQUIRE THAT THE PERCENTAGE OF NET PROCEEDS USED FOR SCHOLARSHIPS INCREASE YEAR BY YEAR.
BILL: HB1223
Sponsor: M. Gray
TO ALLOW CERTAIN PART-TIME PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.
BILL: SB384
Sponsor: J. English
TO PROVIDE FOR CONSISTENCY IN THE REIMBURSEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL COSTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE PLACED IN A RESIDENTIAL OR INPATIENT FACILITY THAT IS LOCATED IN A BORDERING STATE.
BILL: SB383
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO ALLOW PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND OPEN ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS TO ESTABLISH AND APPOINT AN INSTITUTIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.
BILL: SB382
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO ALLOW FOR THE REINSTATEMENT OF A REVOKED TEACHING LICENSE UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
BILL: SB381
Sponsor: Elliott
TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT ON A CHILD WITH A DISABILITY.
Monday, February 18, 2019
BILL: SB349
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE CERTAIN LEVELS OF SUPPORT TO CERTAIN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS BASED ON READING SCORES; AND TO AMEND THE PURPOSES ON WHICH NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH STATE CATEGORICAL FUNDS MAY BE SPENT.
BILL: SB232
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO CREATE THE FREEDOM OF CONTRACT IN HIGHER EDUCATION ACT.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
BILL: HB1408
Sponsor: Dotson
TO AMEND LAWS RELATED TO HIGHER EDUCATION.
BILL: HB1319
Sponsor: Vaught
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS TEACHER OF THE YEAR ACT.
BILL: HB1014
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO REQUIRE EACH PUBLIC SCHOOL TO PROVIDE THAT BLEEDING CONTROL TRAINING BE TAUGHT TO STUDENTS IN GRADES NINE THROUGH TWELVE (9-12).
BILL: SB343
Sponsor: J. Sturch
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS CONCURRENT CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
BILL: SB316
Sponsor: Hill
TO ALLOW A STUDENT IN GRADE NINE (9) TO EARN CREDIT IN A COURSE THAT INCLUDES PERSONAL AND FAMILY FINANCE STANDARDS.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
BILL: SB307
Sponsor: J. Sturch
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ETHICAL VIOLATIONS BY ARKANSAS EDUCATORS.
BILL: SB158
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING SCHOOL ELECTION ADMINISTRATION; AND TO CREATE UNIFORMITY IN ELECTION PROCEDURE.
Monday, February 11, 2019
BILL: HB1231
Sponsor: Lowery
TO ENSURE THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION OF A STUDENT JOURNALIST AT A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
BILL: SB304
Sponsor: Bond
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HEALTHY LIFESTYLE EDUCATION ACT OF 2019; AND TO ENSURE THE HEALTH CURRICULUM IN ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS ADDRESSES CERTAIN HEALTH ISSUES FACING STUDENTS.
Thursday, February 7, 2019
BILL: HB1175
Sponsor: Evans
TO AMEND THE DEADLINE BY WHICH A STUDENT WHO HAS A PARENT OR GUARDIAN WHO RESIDES ON A MILITARY BASE MAY APPLY FOR A TRANSFER UNDER THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT AND THE ARKANSAS OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT.
BILL: HB1145
Sponsor: Cozart
TO CREATE THE TEACHER SALARY ENHANCEMENT ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
BILL: SB228
Sponsor: Hickey
TO SUBSTITUTE "UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT HOPE-TEXARKANA" FOR "UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT HOPE" IN THE ARKANSAS CODE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB156
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO ESTABLISH THE FORMING OPEN AND ROBUST UNIVERSITY MINDS (FORUM) ACT.
Monday, February 4, 2019
BILL: HB1021
Sponsor: Dotson
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS REGARDING TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION REQUIRED OF A NEWLY ELECTED SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER.
BILL: HB1020
Sponsor: Warren
TO ALLOW OUT-OF-STATE TEACHING EXPERIENCE TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN DETERMINING A TEACHER'S SALARY SCHEDULE.
BILL: SB235
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO ALLOW SCHOOL EMPLOYEES TO ACT AS ELECTION OFFICIALS; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELECTION ADMINISTRATION.
BILL: SB233
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN ELECTIONS.
BILL: SB232
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO CREATE THE FREEDOM OF CONTRACT IN HIGHER EDUCATION ACT.
BILL: SB156
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO ESTABLISH THE FORMING OPEN AND ROBUST UNIVERSITY MINDS (FORUM) ACT.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
BILL: SB228
Sponsor: Hickey
TO SUBSTITUTE "UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT HOPE-TEXARKANA" FOR "UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT HOPE" IN THE ARKANSAS CODE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
BILL: SB202
Sponsor: K. Ingram
TO REPEAL THE PHILLIPS COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS BUILDING TRADES CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM.
BILL: SB199
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO REPEAL THE PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENT SERVICES ACT; AND TO CREATE THE SCHOOL COUNSELING IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2019.
Monday, January 28, 2019
BILL: HB1167
Sponsor: L. Johnson
CONCERNING THE USE OF SUNSCREEN; AND TO PROTECT THE SKIN HEALTH OF THE STUDENTS OF ARKANSAS.
BILL: SB181
Sponsor: J. English
TO REPEAL THE TECHNICAL CAREERS STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
BILL: SB158
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING SCHOOL ELECTION ADMINISTRATION; AND TO CREATE UNIFORMITY IN ELECTION PROCEDURE.
BILL: SB156
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO ESTABLISH THE FORMING OPEN AND ROBUST UNIVERSITY MINDS (FORUM) ACT.
BILL: SB153
Sponsor: J. English
TO REQUIRE SCHOOL-LEVEL IMPROVEMENT, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, CURRICULUM, AND GRADUATE STUDIES PLANS TO BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SCIENCE OF READING.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
BILL: SB141
Sponsor: J. English
TO REQUIRE A STATE-SUPPORTED TECHNICAL INSTITUTE TO PROVIDE AN ENROLLED STUDENT WITH ELECTRONIC ACCESS TO THE ECONOMIC SECURITY REPORT OF EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS OUTCOMES PREPARED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES.
BILL: SB140
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND CERTAIN LAWS REGARDING APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING PROGRAMS, SCHOOL APPROVAL, AND MEMBERSHIP ON BOARDS WITH RESPECT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CAREER EDUCATION.
BILL: SB135
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO REVISE THE METHOD OF FUNDING SECONDARY VOCATIONAL AREA CENTERS.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
BILL: SB119
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CAREER EDUCATION WITH RESPECT TO RIVERSIDE VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL SCHOOL.
BILL: SB118
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO REQUIRE CAMPUS FREE SPEECH POLICIES.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
BILL: SB108
Sponsor: J. English
TO REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE § 10-3-1002 CONCERNING AN ANNUAL EVALUATION OF VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL COURSES BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, AND THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION.
Monday, January 14, 2019
BILL: SB96
Sponsor: J. English
TO REPEAL THE HOUSING CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM CREATED FOR STATE-SUPPORTED TECHNICAL INSTITUTES THAT OFFER COURSES OF TRAINING IN THE BUILDING TRADES; AND TO REPEAL THE BUILDING TRADES REVOLVING FUND.
BILL: SB56
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD.