PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE AND LABOR COMMITTEE - SENATE


Archive of Bills Referred


Bill No.
Bill Subtitle
Sponsor
Monday, April 26, 2021
BILL: SB617
Sponsor: Rapert
TO REQUIRE WRITTEN CONSENT OF A PATIENT TO TRANSFER A PRESCRIPTION FROM A PHARMACY; TO REQUIRE CERTAIN DISCLOSURES OF OWNERSHIP INTEREST OR POSSIBLE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST; AND TO PROHIBIT DATA MINING OF PATIENT INFORMATION.
BILL: SB713
Sponsor: C. Tucker
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS EQUAL PAY ACT OF 2021.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
BILL: SB663
Sponsor: Irvin
TO MODIFY THE AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DURING A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1944
Sponsor: Wing
TO FACILITATE THE CONVERSION OF PLASTICS AND OTHER RECOVERED MATERIALS THROUGH ADVANCED RECYCLING PROCESSES.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
BILL: SB595
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO CLARIFY THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES IS THE AGENCY THAT REGULATES LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES; AND TO REMOVE REFERENCES TO THE OFFICE OF LONG-TERM CARE.
BILL: SB248
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO CREATE THE FOOD FREEDOM ACT; AND TO EXEMPT CERTAIN PRODUCERS OF HOMEMADE FOOD OR DRINK PRODUCTS FROM LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, AND INSPECTION.
BILL: SB704
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO AMEND THE USED TIRE RECYCLING AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM; TO AMEND THE AMOUNT IMPOSED FOR THE RIM REMOVAL FEES; AND TO IMPOSE A NEW MOTOR VEHICLE TIRE FEE.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
BILL: SB547
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF INITIATED ACT 4 OF 1948; AND TO REGULATE A DIRECT SELLER AS AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR.
BILL: SB590
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO END MANDATORY FACE COVERING REQUIREMENTS IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Monday, April 19, 2021
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF THE ARKANSAS FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES BOARD.
BILL: HB1890
Sponsor: Ladyman
TO CREATE A STUDY ON THE COMMERCIAL APPLICATION OF EXISTING TECHNOLOGY TO RECLAIM AND REPURPOSE SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL RODS.
BILL: HB1855
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE BONDING PROCEDURE FOR PAYMENT OR PERFORMANCE BONDS ISSUED UNDER CONTRACTS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, ERECTION, ALTERATION, DEMOLITION, OR REPAIR OF ANY BUILDING, STRUCTURE, OR IMPROVEMENT.
BILL: HB1800
Sponsor: Lowery
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING CONTRACTORS; TO REQUIRE REGISTRATION OF ROOFING CONTRACTORS; AND TO AUTHORIZE THE RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTORS COMMITTEE TO ISSUE ROOFING CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES.
BILL: HB1746
Sponsor: Underwood
TO ESTABLISH ANNALYNN'S LAW; TO AMEND THE COSMETOLOGY ACT; AND TO EXEMPT CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS AND ESTABLISHMENTS FROM LICENSURE BY THE COSMETOLOGY TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
BILL: HB1880
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO AMEND THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISIS INTERVENTION PROTOCOL ACT OF 2017.
BILL: HB1709
Sponsor: Payton
TO PROVIDE GUIDELINES ON HOW REBATES ARE OFFERED BY A PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURER THAT SELLS INSULIN IN THIS STATE.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
BILL: HB1894
Sponsor: Barker
TO CREATE THE BLUE RIBBON TASK FORCE TO END CHILD ABUSE.
BILL: HB1709
Sponsor: Payton
TO PROVIDE GUIDELINES ON HOW REBATES ARE OFFERED BY A PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURER THAT SELLS INSULIN IN THIS STATE.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
BILL: HB1880
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO AMEND THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISIS INTERVENTION PROTOCOL ACT OF 2017.
BILL: HB1852
Sponsor: M. Gray
TO SET STANDARDS FOR PRESCRIPTIONS DELIVERY.
BILL: HB1847
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO AMEND THE ELIGIBILITY FOR LONG-TERM CARE MEDICAID ASSISTANCE; TO ENSURE THAT BENEFICIARIES ON THE LOW-INCOME DISABLED WORKING PERSON CATEGORY OF MEDICAID CAN TRANSITION TO OTHER CATEGORIES IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1547
Sponsor: Lundstrum
TO PROHIBIT THE STATE FROM MANDATING A VACCINE OR IMMUNIZATION FOR CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); TO GOVERN REQUIREMENTS FOR A VACCINE OR IMMUNIZATION FOR CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB640
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO EXTEND THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR MEDICAL DEBT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
BILL: HB1439
Sponsor: Pilkington
TO UPDATE THE VOLUNTEER HEALTH CARE ACT; AND TO INCLUDE THERAPISTS, ADDICTION SPECIALISTS, AND COUNSELORS IN THE VOLUNTEER HEALTHCARE PROGRAM.
BILL: SB650
Sponsor: J. Dismang
TO AMEND THE ASSET LIMITS FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM; AND TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO REQUEST A BROAD-BASED CATEGORICAL ELIGIBILITY WAIVER.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
TO PROHIBIT VIDEOTAPING OR SHARING PHOTOGRAPHS OR VIDEO OF RESIDENTS OF LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT TO THE INTERNET.
BILL: HB1709
Sponsor: Payton
TO PROVIDE GUIDELINES ON HOW REBATES ARE OFFERED BY A PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURER THAT SELLS INSULIN IN THIS STATE.
BILL: HB1843
Sponsor: Tosh
CONCERNING VOICE STRESS EXAMINERS.
BILL: SB682
Sponsor: B. Davis
CONCERNING LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDCARE FACILITIES; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING INSPECTIONS AND INVESTIGATIONS OF CHILDCARE FACILITIES.
BILL: SB650
Sponsor: J. Dismang
TO AMEND THE ASSET LIMITS FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM; AND TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO REQUEST A BROAD-BASED CATEGORICAL ELIGIBILITY WAIVER.
Monday, April 12, 2021
BILL: SB681
Sponsor: G. Leding
TO CREATE THE CLEAN ELECTRICITY JOBS TASK FORCE.
BILL: HB1875
Sponsor: Bryant
TO CREATE THE EARN AND LEARN ACT; AND TO ALLOW INDIVIDUALS TO WORK AND EARN A PAYCHECK WHILE ALSO FULFILLING LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AND GAINING THE SKILLS TO FILL THE NEEDS OF AN EXPANDING WORKFORCE.
BILL: HB1862
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO PROHIBIT REQUIRING CERTAIN REFERRALS FROM A PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER IN ORDER FOR A BENEFICIARY IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM TO RECEIVE MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING.
BILL: HB1828
Sponsor: Ladyman
TO CLARITY THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES IS REQUIRED TO PROMULGATE RULES TO ESTABLISH ELIGIBILITY FOR LONG-TERM CARE NURSING FACILITY PLACEMENT.
BILL: HB1810
Sponsor: Beaty Jr.
TO REQUIRE CERTAIN REIMBURSEMENT RATES IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM FOR VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION THERAPY SYSTEM DEVICES.
BILL: HB1760
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO ESTABLISH THE PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERJURISDICTIONAL COMPACT IN ARKANSAS.
BILL: SB677
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY".
BILL: SB675
Sponsor: G. Leding
TO ESTABLISH THE CLEAN ELECTRICITY REPORTING ACT; AND TO REQUIRE ELECTRIC UTILITY COMPANIES TO CALCULATE AND REPORT CARBON INTENSITY.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
BILL: SB663
Sponsor: Irvin
TO MODIFY THE AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DURING A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SCR11
Sponsor: J. Sturch
TO ENCOURAGE THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION TO ENTER INTO INTERNATIONAL RECIPROCITY AGREEMENTS FOR MEDICATIONS.
BILL: SB539
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING THE PAYMENT OF WAGES; AND TO ESTABLISH PARAMETERS REGARDING THE RECOUPMENT OF OVERPAYMENTS BY EMPLOYERS.
BILL: HB1836
Sponsor: Vaught
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING THE DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; AND TO AMEND THE PENALTY FOR THE KNOWING REFUSAL OF RIGHT OF ENTRY AND INSPECTION TO DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY PERSONNEL.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
BILL: HB1796
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND OCCUPATIONAL CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS.
BILL: HB1794
Sponsor: Vaught
TO CREATE THE LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE PATHWAY PILOT PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB650
Sponsor: J. Dismang
TO AMEND THE ASSET LIMITS FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM; AND TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO REQUEST A BROAD-BASED CATEGORICAL ELIGIBILITY WAIVER.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
BILL: SB143
Sponsor: Irvin
TO ENSURE THAT BENEFICIARIES OF THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM HAVE ACCESS TO NEW PRODUCTS AND LABEL EXPANSIONS APPROVED BY THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION.
BILL: HB1781
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO CLARIFY AND EXPAND THE PRESCRIPTION LIMITATIONS IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1780
Sponsor: Bentley
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING MEDICATION ASSISTIVE PERSONS; AND TO ALLOW EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES IN CERTAIN FACILITIES.
BILL: HB1063
Sponsor: Dotson
TO AMEND THE TELEMEDICINE ACT; TO AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL REIMBURSEMENT FOR TELEMEDICINE VIA TELEPHONE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB640
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO EXTEND THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR MEDICAL DEBT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Monday, April 5, 2021
BILL: HB1836
Sponsor: Vaught
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING THE DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; AND TO AMEND THE PENALTY FOR THE KNOWING REFUSAL OF RIGHT OF ENTRY AND INSPECTION TO DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY PERSONNEL.
BILL: HB1776
Sponsor: Evans
TO MODERNIZE AND STRENGTHEN NURSING FACILITY STAFFING STANDARDS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
BILL: HB1756
Sponsor: Crawford
TO AMEND THE RESTRICTED LIFETIME MASTER ELECTRICIAN LICENSE; AND TO CREATE A RESTRICTED LIFETIME JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN LICENSE.
BILL: HB1735
Sponsor: Penzo
TO AUTHORIZE OCCUPATIONAL OR PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE FOR CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS.
BILL: HB1689
Sponsor: Vaught
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE STUDY ON MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH.
BILL: HB1664
Sponsor: Vaught
TO AMEND THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE RESOURCE ACT; AND TO CLARIFY THE AUTHORITY OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE OFFICER, ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLATIONS CITED, AND THE JUDICIAL VENUE WHERE CITATIONS ARE FILED.
BILL: HB1585
Sponsor: Penzo
TO REQUIRE EMPLOYEES OF CERTAIN HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS TO HAVE A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.
BILL: HB1520
Sponsor: F. Allen
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING OCCUPATIONAL CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS; AND TO ENSURE THAT LICENSEES WHO WERE LICENSED PRIOR TO THE ENACTMENT OF ACTS 2019, NO. 990, ARE ALLOWED TO MAINTAIN THEIR LICENSES.
BILL: HB1459
Sponsor: Penzo
TO ENSURE THAT ALL HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS ARE REIMBURSED FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES BY THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM.
BILL: SB530
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW THAT RESULTED FROM INITIATED ACT NO. 4 OF 1948; TO REVISE THIRD-PARTY LIABILITY IN THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW; AND TO MODIFY THE PROCESS FOR REQUESTING A HEARING.
BILL: HB1765
Sponsor: Lundstrum
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DIVISION OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW; TO MODIFY THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM TO PREVENT, DETECT, AND RECOVER UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FRAUD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Thursday, April 1, 2021
BILL: HB1063
Sponsor: Dotson
TO AMEND THE TELEMEDICINE ACT; TO AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL REIMBURSEMENT FOR TELEMEDICINE VIA TELEPHONE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1797
Sponsor: Brown
TO REPEAL PROVISIONS OF THE LAW CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF THE CHILD WELFARE AGENCY REVIEW BOARD TO PROMULGATE OR ENFORCE CERTAIN RULES.
BILL: SB625
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO AMEND THE COSMETOLOGY TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE; AND TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES FOR LICENSURE AND REGULATIONS OF PERMANENT COSMETICS AND SEMIPERMANENT COSMETICS PROCEDURES.
BILL: SB623
Sponsor: Irvin
TO CREATE THE CLIMATE REGULATORY ARKANSAS PLUMBING ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB621
Sponsor: Hester
TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO HAVE ALL CONSENT DECREES RECONSIDERED.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
BILL: HB1765
Sponsor: Lundstrum
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DIVISION OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW; TO MODIFY THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM TO PREVENT, DETECT, AND RECOVER UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FRAUD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1723
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO PROVIDE FOR DATA COLLECTION AND EVALUATION OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE AND INITIAL TIME-CRITICAL DIAGNOSES AND PROCEDURES; AND TO ENSURE CONFIDENTIALITY TO HELP IMPROVE HEALTH OUTCOMES AND PROMPT TREATMENT.
BILL: HB1682
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO AUTHORIZE COLOCATION FOR OUTPATIENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE AGENCIES.
BILL: HB1612
Sponsor: Cozart
TO REQUIRE EVALUATION AND RESTRUCTURING OF LICENSURE FEES RELATED TO THE PRACTICE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY.
BILL: SB617
Sponsor: Rapert
TO REQUIRE WRITTEN CONSENT OF A PATIENT TO TRANSFER A PRESCRIPTION FROM A PHARMACY; TO REQUIRE CERTAIN DISCLOSURES OF OWNERSHIP INTEREST OR POSSIBLE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST; AND TO PROHIBIT DATA MINING OF PATIENT INFORMATION.
BILL: SB615
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO PROHIBIT THE REQUIREMENT OF VACCINE PASSPORTS IN ARKANSAS.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
BILL: SB570
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO EXPIRE THE TERMS OF THE CURRENT MEMBERSHIP OF THE ARKANSAS STATE MEDICAL BOARD; AND TO AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ARKANSAS STATE MEDICAL BOARD.
BILL: SB527
Sponsor: Gilmore
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING ABORTION FACILITIES.
Monday, March 29, 2021
BILL: SB611
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO CREATE THE ACUITY-BASED CARE COMMITTEE; AND TO RECOMMEND PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES TO CREATE STANDARDIZATION AND CONSISTENCY IN NURSE STAFFING WITHIN HOSPITALS AND REHABILITATION AND LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.
BILL: SB607
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM; AND TO REMOVE A REFERENCE TO THE ARKANSAS SUBSTANCE ABUSE CERTIFICATION BOARD.
BILL: SB600
Sponsor: G. Leding
TO ESTABLISH THE RIGHT TO KNOW AND GET YOUR PAY ACT.
BILL: SB598
Sponsor: Bledsoe
TO AMEND THE DEFINITIONS WITHIN THE TELEMEDICINE ACT; TO AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT FOR TELEMEDICINE; TO PROHIBIT HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN FINANCIAL INCENTIVES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
BILL: SB595
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO CLARIFY THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES IS THE AGENCY THAT REGULATES LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES; AND TO REMOVE REFERENCES TO THE OFFICE OF LONG-TERM CARE.
BILL: SB466
Sponsor: Hester
TO CLARIFY THE REGULATION OF PSYCHIATRIC RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITIES.
BILL: SB388
Sponsor: Beckham
TO MODIFY LAWS CONCERNING ABORTION CLINICS.
Monday, March 22, 2021
BILL: HB1687
Sponsor: Penzo
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS REGARDING LOCATIONS FOR AND GEOGRAPHIC AREAS OF A HOME HEALTHCARE SERVICES AGENCY.
BILL: HB1659
Sponsor: Perry
TO AMEND THE DEATH CERTIFICATE REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR THE SIGNATURE OF THE MEDICAL CERTIFICATE.
BILL: HB1582
Sponsor: M. Hodges
TO AUTHORIZE A MULTIYEAR LICENSE OR REGISTRATION FOR A PHYSICIAN BY THE ARKANSAS STATE MEDICAL BOARD.
BILL: HB1545
Sponsor: M. Davis
TO UPDATE THE ARKANSAS CODE REGARDING LANGUAGE ASSOCIATED WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS.
BILL: HCR1010
Sponsor: Haak
TO ENCOURAGE THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO ESTABLISH A MAXIMUM LIMIT OF OPIATE ALKALOID CONTAMINATION OF POPPY SEEDS AND ENSURE THE SAFETY OF IMPORTED POPPY SEEDS AND TO ISSUE IMPORT REQUIREMENTS AND CONDUCT TESTING.
BILL: SB341
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; AND TO PROHIBIT COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
BILL: SB590
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO END MANDATORY FACE COVERING REQUIREMENTS IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB585
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO CREATE AN ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING PROGRAM AND A COLLECTION RECOVERY PLAN; AND TO PROVIDE SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND PUBLIC AND PRIVATE AGREEMENTS AND MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY.
BILL: SB19
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO AUTHORIZE THE PRESENCE OF A SUPPORT PERSON FOR A PATIENT IN A HOSPITAL OR PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE; AND CONCERNING VISITATION RIGHTS OF PATIENTS IN HOSPITALS AND PHYSICIAN'S OFFICES.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
BILL: HB1716
Sponsor: Holcomb
TO ENHANCE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES IN RURAL AREAS OF ARKANSAS; AND TO EXPAND THE OPTIONS FOR CONSTRUCTING AND OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE RACING FACILITIES IN CERTAIN RURAL AREAS.
BILL: SB570
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO EXPIRE THE TERMS OF THE CURRENT MEMBERSHIP OF THE ARKANSAS STATE MEDICAL BOARD; AND TO AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ARKANSAS STATE MEDICAL BOARD.
BILL: HB1373
Sponsor: A. Collins
TO AMEND THE LAW TO REQUIRE THAT PERSONNEL OF PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINTS OR DISPATCH CENTERS THAT OFFER PRE-ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL CONDITIONS BE TRAINED IN TELEPHONE CPR.
BILL: HB1427
Sponsor: Miller
TO CLARIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRY RECORDS CHECKS AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR IN-HOME CAREGIVERS OF MEDICAID BENEFICIARIES.
BILL: SB572
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO AMEND THE MEDICAL CORPORATION ACT; AND TO ALLOW A NONLICENSED PERSON TO BE AN OFFICER, DIRECTOR, OR SHAREHOLDER OF A MEDICAL CORPORATION.
BILL: SB568
Sponsor: Flippo
TO EXPAND THE REVIEW OF LICENSE APPLICATIONS FOR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES; TO ELIMINATE ANNUAL RENEWAL FOR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY LICENSES; AND TO REQUIRE NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES IN LONG-TERM CARE MANAGEMENT.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
BILL: HB1572
Sponsor: Lundstrum
TO CREATE THE INFORMED CONSENT FOR CHEMICAL ABORTION ACT.
BILL: HB1439
Sponsor: Pilkington
TO UPDATE THE VOLUNTEER HEALTH CARE ACT; AND TO INCLUDE THERAPISTS, ADDICTION SPECIALISTS, AND COUNSELORS IN THE VOLUNTEER HEALTHCARE PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1246
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO ALLOW PHARMACISTS TO TREAT CERTAIN HEALTH CONDITIONS; TO MODIFY PHYSICIAN DISPENSING; AND TO ALLOW DELEGATION OF PHYSICIAN DISPENSING.
BILL: HB1199
Sponsor: Penzo
TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS CONCERNING CONTRACTS, REPORTS, AND RECORDS OF PEST CONTROL SERVICES.
BILL: SB563
Sponsor: Flippo
TO FACILITATE THE CONVERSION OF PLASTICS AND OTHER RECOVERED MATERIALS THROUGH ADVANCED RECYCLING PROCESSES.
BILL: SB547
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF INITIATED ACT 4 OF 1948; AND TO REGULATE A DIRECT SELLER AS AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
BILL: HB1460
Sponsor: Womack
TO CREATE THE WORKFORCE FREEDOM ACT OF 2021; TO ELIMINATE DUPLICATIVE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL; AND TO INCREASE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORKERS IN ARKANSAS.
BILL: HB1402
Sponsor: Barker
TO AMEND THE ABORTION-INDUCING DRUGS SAFETY ACT.
BILL: HB1136
Sponsor: Boyd
TO REQUIRE HEPATITIS C SCREENING DURING PREGNANCY.
BILL: HB1589
Sponsor: Breaux
TO PROHIBIT TAXPAYER RESOURCE TRANSACTIONS FOR ABORTIONS.
BILL: SB547
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF INITIATED ACT 4 OF 1948; AND TO REGULATE A DIRECT SELLER AS AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR.
BILL: SB539
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING THE PAYMENT OF WAGES; AND TO ESTABLISH PARAMETERS REGARDING THE RECOUPMENT OF OVERPAYMENTS BY EMPLOYERS.
BILL: HB1548
Sponsor: Penzo
TO CREATE THE PERSONAL CARE MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT ACT; AND TO ENSURE AN APPROPRIATE REIMBURSEMENT RATE FOR PERSONAL CARE SERVICES IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1177
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO AUTHORIZE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL TO ADMINISTER CERTAIN EMERGENCY PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS TO A PATIENT WHO HAS A SPECIFIC HEALTH CONDITION.
BILL: SB521
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO MANDATE THAT THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM COVER A CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITOR FOR AN INDIVIDUAL WITH DIABETES.
Monday, March 15, 2021
BILL: HB1623
Sponsor: M. Gray
TO PROVIDE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL NOTICE AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO INTERVENE IN ALL QUI TAM LAWSUITS INVOLVING STATE FUNDS BROUGHT UNDER THE FEDERAL FALSE CLAIMS ACT.
BILL: HB1622
Sponsor: M. Gray
CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL REGULATIONS.
BILL: HB1548
Sponsor: Penzo
TO CREATE THE PERSONAL CARE MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT ACT; AND TO ENSURE AN APPROPRIATE REIMBURSEMENT RATE FOR PERSONAL CARE SERVICES IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM.
BILL: SB212
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS PANS/PANDAS ADVISORY COUNCIL; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB289
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO CREATE THE MEDICAL ETHICS AND DIVERSITY ACT.
BILL: SB534
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO PROVIDE QUARTERLY REPORTS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGARDING THE ARKANSAS HEALTH AND OPPORTUNITY FOR ME PROGRAM.
BILL: SB530
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW THAT RESULTED FROM INITIATED ACT NO. 4 OF 1948; TO REVISE THIRD-PARTY LIABILITY IN THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW; AND TO MODIFY THE PROCESS FOR REQUESTING A HEARING.
BILL: SB295
Sponsor: Flippo
TO PROMOTE INTEGRITY IN WELFARE PROGRAMS; AND TO AMEND THE MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION SYSTEM.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
BILL: SB527
Sponsor: Gilmore
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING ABORTION FACILITIES.
BILL: SB295
Sponsor: Flippo
TO PROMOTE INTEGRITY IN WELFARE PROGRAMS; AND TO AMEND THE MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION SYSTEM.
BILL: SCR2
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO TERMINATE THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND DISASTER EMERGENCY AND DECLARATION OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AS A DISASTER AREA UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-37 AND EXECUTIVE ORDER 21-03.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
BILL: HB1570
Sponsor: Lundstrum
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS SAVE ADOLESCENTS FROM EXPERIMENTATION (SAFE) ACT.
BILL: HB1516
Sponsor: Boyd
PERMITTING A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TO TRANSPORT A PERSON IN CRISIS TO A SOBERING CENTER.
BILL: HB1515
Sponsor: Boyd
TO AMEND THE MEDICAID PROVIDER-LED ORGANIZED CARE ACT; AND TO PROHIBIT OWNERSHIP INTEREST IN MORE THAN ONE (1) RISK-BASED PROVIDER ORGANIZATION.
BILL: HB1502
Sponsor: C. Fite
TO REQUIRE THAT CLEAR FACE MASK COVERINGS BE WORN BY CERTAIN PERSONS IF INTERACTING WITH AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING DURING CERTAIN DISASTER EMERGENCIES.
BILL: SB521
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO MANDATE THAT THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM COVER A CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITOR FOR AN INDIVIDUAL WITH DIABETES.
BILL: SB520
Sponsor: Hester
TO CREATE THE FAIR COMPENSATION ACT.
BILL: SB518
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO AMEND THE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING FUND ACT; AND TO TRANSFER ADMINISTRATION OF CERTAIN FUNDS AND DUTIES FROM THE DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION.
BILL: SB519
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO AMEND THE SEX DISCRIMINATION BY ABORTION PROHIBITION ACT.
BILL: SB517
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO TRANSFER OVERSIGHT OF CERTAIN DUTIES OF THE REGIONAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS; AND TO AMEND THE REQUIRED EXPERTISE OF MEMBERS OF ARKANSAS POLLUTION CONTROL AND ECOLOGY COMMISSION.
BILL: SB153
Sponsor: Gilmore
TO CREATE THE WORKFORCE EXPANSION ACT OF 2021.
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
BILL: SB514
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO CREATE A LICENSE TO AUTHORIZE A COMPANY TO PROVIDE SKILLED NURSING TASKS.
BILL: HB1512
Sponsor: Underwood
TO PROMOTE WORK IN THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1465
Sponsor: Dotson
TO REQUIRE LICENSING ENTITIES TO CONSIDER THE GOOD MORAL CHARACTER OF AN INDIVIDUAL BEFORE ISSUING A LICENSE TO AN INDIVIDUAL.
BILL: HB1450
Sponsor: Magie
TO REQUIRE A HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR EARLY REFILLS OF PRESCRIPTION EYE DROPS; AND TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS COVERAGE FOR EARLY REFILLS OF PRESCRIPTION EYE DROPS ACT.
BILL: HB1198
Sponsor: Penzo
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "PRACTICE OF CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHESIA" BY REMOVING SUPERVISION REQUIREMENTS.
BILL: HB1134
Sponsor: Boyd
TO ALLOW PHARMACISTS TO PRESCRIBE, ADMINISTER, DELIVER, DISTRIBUTE, OR DISPENSE VACCINES, IMMUNIZATIONS, AND MEDICATIONS TO TREAT ADVERSE REACTIONS TO ADMINISTERED VACCINES.
BILL: HB1135
Sponsor: Boyd
TO AUTHORIZE PHARMACY TECHNICIANS TO ADMINISTER VACCINES AND IMMUNIZATIONS.
BILL: SB510
Sponsor: G. Leding
TO PROHIBIT CONVERSION THERAPY FOR MINORS.
BILL: SB507
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF INITIATED ACT 4 OF 1948; AND TO CLARIFY THE TREATMENT OF DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT UNDER THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW.
BILL: SB505
Sponsor: Bledsoe
TO MANDATE THE COPRESCRIPTION OF AN OPIOID ANTAGONIST UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; AND TO AMEND THE NALOXONE ACCESS ACT.
BILL: HB1063
Sponsor: Dotson
TO AMEND THE TELEMEDICINE ACT; TO AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL REIMBURSEMENT FOR TELEMEDICINE VIA TELEPHONE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB387
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO AUTHORIZE OFF-LABEL USE OF DRUG TREATMENTS TO TREAT MEDICAID BENEFICIARIES WITH PEDIATRIC ACUTE-ONSET NEUROPSYCHIATRIC SYNDROME AND PEDIATRIC AUTOIMMUNE NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS ASSOCIATED WITH STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTION.
Monday, March 8, 2021
BILL: SB492
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS WORK PAYS PROGRAM; AND TO AMEND THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS OR PARTICIPANTS OF THE ARKANSAS WORK PAYS PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1519
Sponsor: Eaves
TO AMEND THE PETROLEUM STORAGE TANK TRUST FUND ACT; AND TO INCREASE THE BALANCE OF THE PETROLEUM STORAGE TANK TRUST FUND REQUIRING A REDUCTION IN THE PETROLEUM ENVIRONMENTAL ASSURANCE FEE.
BILL: HB1258
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO AUTHORIZE FULL INDEPENDENT PRACTICE AUTHORITY FOR CERTIFIED NURSE PRACTITIONERS WHO MEET CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS; AND TO CREATE THE FULL INDEPENDENT PRACTICE CREDENTIALING COMMITTEE.
BILL: HB1069
Sponsor: Pilkington
TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE PRACTICE OF PHARMACY; AND TO AUTHORIZE PHARMACISTS TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO AND ADMINISTRATION OF ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES.
BILL: SB388
Sponsor: Beckham
TO MODIFY LAWS CONCERNING ABORTION CLINICS.
Thursday, March 4, 2021
BILL: SB477
Sponsor: C. Tucker
TO STREAMLINE CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) VACCINATION SIGN-UPS IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB468
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO CREATE THE PRENATAL NONDISCRIMINATION ACT OF ARKANSAS.
BILL: SB466
Sponsor: Hester
TO CLARIFY THE REGULATION OF PSYCHIATRIC RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITIES.
BILL: HB1176
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO ENSURE THAT REIMBURSEMENT IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN BEHAVIORAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROVIDED VIA TELEMEDICINE CONTINUES AFTER THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB341
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; AND TO PROHIBIT COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
BILL: HB1409
Sponsor: Lundstrum
TO MODIFY THE DEFINITION OF "WAGES" IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER THE DIVISION OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW.
BILL: HB1408
Sponsor: Lundstrum
TO AMEND THE ADVANCING WOMEN'S HEALTH ACT OF 2015; AND TO REQUIRE THE ACT TO APPLY TO FUNDING THROUGH THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1407
Sponsor: Lundstrum
TO MODIFY THE METHOD OF CALCULATION OF THE STABILIZATION TAX IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER THE DIVISION OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW.
BILL: SB463
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING ABORTION REPORTING AND INSPECTIONS OF ABORTION FACILITIES; AND TO REQUIRE CERTAIN DOCUMENTATION BE PRESENTED BEFORE PERFORMING AN ABORTION WHEN THE PREGNANCY IS A RESULT OF RAPE OR INCEST.
BILL: HB1188
Sponsor: S. Meeks
CONCERNING EXEMPTIONS TO THE PRIVATE SECURITY AGENCY, PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR, AND SCHOOL SECURITY LICENSING AND CREDENTIALING ACT.
BILL: HB1215
Sponsor: Bentley
TO GRANT FULL PRACTICE AUTHORITY TO CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIVES.
BILL: HB1521
Sponsor: McCollum
TO CODIFY EXECUTIVE ORDERS 20-18 AND 20-34 TO ENSURE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS ARE EQUIPPED WITH THE TOOLS NECESSARY TO COMBAT COVID-19; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB248
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO CREATE THE FOOD FREEDOM ACT; AND TO EXEMPT CERTAIN PRODUCERS OF HOMEMADE FOOD OR DRINK PRODUCTS FROM LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, AND INSPECTION.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
BILL: HB1061
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO CREATE THE NO PATIENT LEFT ALONE ACT; CONCERNING VISITATION RIGHTS OF PATIENTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Monday, March 1, 2021
BILL: HB1521
Sponsor: McCollum
TO CODIFY EXECUTIVE ORDERS 20-18 AND 20-34 TO ENSURE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS ARE EQUIPPED WITH THE TOOLS NECESSARY TO COMBAT COVID-19; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1488
Sponsor: Gonzales
TO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS CODE THAT RESULTED FROM INITIATED ACT 4 OF 1948; TO CLARIFY THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1259
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS ATHLETIC TRAINERS ACT; AND TO AUTHORIZE ATHLETIC TRAINERS TO PRACTICE UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A PHYSICIAN.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
BILL: HB1254
Sponsor: Wardlaw
TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM TO RECOGNIZE AN ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE AS A PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER.
BILL: HB1215
Sponsor: Bentley
TO GRANT FULL PRACTICE AUTHORITY TO CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIVES.
BILL: HB1137
Sponsor: Vaught
TO PROHIBIT THE PERFORMANCE OF A PELVIC EXAMINATION ON AN UNCONSCIOUS OR ANESTHETIZED PATIENT WITHOUT THE PRIOR CONSENT OF THE PATIENT.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
BILL: HB1351
Sponsor: Wing
CONCERNING THE USE OF CERTAIN CHEMICALS IN FIREFIGHTING FOAM.
BILL: HB1177
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO AUTHORIZE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL TO ADMINISTER CERTAIN EMERGENCY PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS TO A PATIENT WHO HAS A SPECIFIC HEALTH CONDITION.
BILL: SB395
Sponsor: Irvin
TO MODIFY THE ANNUAL CAP ON DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY SERVICES IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM.
BILL: SB388
Sponsor: Beckham
TO MODIFY LAWS CONCERNING ABORTION CLINICS.
BILL: SB387
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO AUTHORIZE OFF-LABEL USE OF DRUG TREATMENTS TO TREAT MEDICAID BENEFICIARIES WITH PEDIATRIC ACUTE-ONSET NEUROPSYCHIATRIC SYNDROME AND PEDIATRIC AUTOIMMUNE NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS ASSOCIATED WITH STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTION.
BILL: SB86
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS ATHLETIC TRAINERS ACT; AND TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "ATHLETE" WITHIN THE ARKANSAS ATHLETIC TRAINERS ACT.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
BILL: SB379
Sponsor: K. Hammer
CONCERNING THE PROCESS FOR EMERGENCY DECLARATIONS AND DIRECTIVES ADDRESSING A STATEWIDE STATE OF DISASTER EMERGENCY RELATED TO PUBLIC HEALTH; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB378
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING UNANTICIPATED DISCRETIONARY FEDERAL FUNDS RELATED TO A STATEWIDE STATE OF DISASTER EMERGENCY RELATED TO PUBLIC HEALTH; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1434
Sponsor: C. Fite
TO CREATE THE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA ADVISORY COUNCIL; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A STATE ALZHEIMER'S PLAN.
BILL: HB1118
Sponsor: Dotson
TO PROVIDE THAT SALES BY A COTTAGE FOOD PRODUCTION OPERATION THROUGH THE INTERNET ARE EXEMPT FROM THE DEFINITION OF "FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT"; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB152
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ARKANSAS STATE MEDICAL BOARD; AND TO AMEND THE SUPERVISION AND PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS.
Monday, February 22, 2021
BILL: SR7
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO PROTECT THE WELFARE OF CHILDREN BY KEEPING THIS PROMISE TO ARKANSAS’S CHILDREN.
BILL: SB347
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO CREATE THE VULNERABLE CHILD PROTECTION ACT; AND TO PROHIBIT GENDER REASSIGNMENT SERVICES FOR MINORS.
BILL: HB1063
Sponsor: Dotson
TO AMEND THE TELEMEDICINE ACT; TO AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL REIMBURSEMENT FOR TELEMEDICINE VIA TELEPHONE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1154
Sponsor: Ladyman
TO AMEND AND UPDATE THE ARKANSAS CODE REGARDING REGULATION OF IONIZING RADIATION TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
BILL: SB344
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO ADD AN EXCEPTION FROM NURSING LICENSURE TO ALLOW EMPLOYEES OF A CITY OR COUNTY DETENTION CENTER TO DRAW AND MEASURE GLUCAGON OR INSULIN FOR A PERSON WHO IS INCARCERATED OR IN CUSTODY.
BILL: SB341
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; AND TO PROHIBIT COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
BILL: SB301
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO REQUIRE STATE AGENCIES TO RETURN FINES COLLECTED UNDER § 20-7-101 DURING THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY FOR A FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH RULES, ORDERS, OR DIRECTIVES RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
BILL: HB1118
Sponsor: Dotson
TO PROVIDE THAT SALES BY A COTTAGE FOOD PRODUCTION OPERATION THROUGH THE INTERNET ARE EXEMPT FROM THE DEFINITION OF "FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT"; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1140
Sponsor: Vaught
TO MODIFY THE LAW CONCERNING EMBALMERS AND FUNERAL DIRECTORS.
BILL: HB1261
Sponsor: Ladyman
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE STATE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY; TO AUTHORIZE THE AGENCY TO ADMINISTER THE SECTION 404 PERMITTING PROGRAM OF THE FEDERAL CLEAN WATER ACT IN LIEU OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
BILL: HB1141
Sponsor: Vaught
TO AMEND THE CEMETERY ACT FOR PERPETUALLY MAINTAINED CEMETERIES.
BILL: HB1067
Sponsor: Pilkington
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS BREAST MILK BANK; AND TO CREATE THE BREAST MILK BANK SPECIAL FUND.
BILL: SB332
Sponsor: Irvin
TO ESTABLISH THE PUBLIC HEALTH READINESS ACT.
BILL: SB301
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO REQUIRE STATE AGENCIES TO RETURN FINES COLLECTED UNDER § 20-7-101 DURING THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY FOR A FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH RULES, ORDERS, OR DIRECTIVES RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
BILL: HB1270
Sponsor: C. Fite
TO DEFINE "CHILDCARE INSTITUTION" UNDER THE CHILD WELFARE AGENCY LICENSING ACT; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CRIMINAL RECORD AND CHILD MALTREATMENT CHECKS UNDER THE CHILD WELFARE AGENCY LICENSING ACT.
BILL: HB1278
Sponsor: C. Fite
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE CLOSURE OF INVESTIGATIONS AND INVESTIGATIVE DETERMINATIONS UNDER THE CHILD MALTREATMENT ACT.
BILL: HB1176
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO ENSURE THAT REIMBURSEMENT IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN BEHAVIORAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROVIDED VIA TELEMEDICINE CONTINUES AFTER THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1116
Sponsor: Dotson
TO ESTABLISH SIMON'S LAW; AND TO CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENT FOR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN CONSENT FOR END-OF-LIFE MEDICAL PROCEDURES FOR MINORS.
BILL: SB22
Sponsor: Irvin
TO MODIFY THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR CERTIFICATION TO PRACTICE AS AN ORTHOTIC ASSISTANT, ORTHOTIC/PROSTHETIC ASSISTANT, OR PROSTHETIC ASSISTANT.
BILL: SB6
Sponsor: Rapert
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT; TO ABOLISH ABORTION IN ARKANSAS AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF UNBORN CHILDREN; AND TO PROTECT ALL HUMAN LIFE.
Monday, February 8, 2021
BILL: SB301
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO REQUIRE STATE AGENCIES TO RETURN FINES COLLECTED UNDER § 20-7-101 DURING THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY FOR A FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH RULES, ORDERS, OR DIRECTIVES RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB299
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND THE DIVISION OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW RELATED TO THE DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION.
TO PROHIBIT VIDEOTAPING OR SHARING PHOTOGRAPHS OR VIDEO OF RESIDENTS OF LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT TO THE INTERNET.
BILL: SB295
Sponsor: Flippo
TO PROMOTE INTEGRITY IN WELFARE PROGRAMS; AND TO AMEND THE MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION SYSTEM.
BILL: HB1188
Sponsor: S. Meeks
CONCERNING EXEMPTIONS TO THE PRIVATE SECURITY AGENCY, PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR, AND SCHOOL SECURITY LICENSING AND CREDENTIALING ACT.
BILL: SB248
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO CREATE THE FOOD FREEDOM ACT; AND TO EXEMPT CERTAIN PRODUCERS OF HOMEMADE FOOD OR DRINK PRODUCTS FROM LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, AND INSPECTION.
BILL: SB6
Sponsor: Rapert
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT; TO ABOLISH ABORTION IN ARKANSAS AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF UNBORN CHILDREN; AND TO PROTECT ALL HUMAN LIFE.
Thursday, February 4, 2021
BILL: SB289
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO CREATE THE MEDICAL ETHICS AND DIVERSITY ACT.
BILL: SB254
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO ENSURE THAT BUSINESSES ARE NOT PENALIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR THE BEHAVIOR OF THEIR PATRONS OR CUSTOMERS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB143
Sponsor: Irvin
TO ENSURE THAT BENEFICIARIES OF THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM HAVE ACCESS TO NEW PRODUCTS AND LABEL EXPANSIONS APPROVED BY THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION.
BILL: SB85
Sponsor: Bledsoe
TO AMEND THE RIGHT TO VIEW ULTRASOUND IMAGES BEFORE AN ABORTION; AND TO CREATE THE RIGHT-TO-KNOW-AND-SEE ACT.
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
BILL: HB1322
Sponsor: Holcomb
TO AMEND THE TIMELINE FOR EMBALMING A DEAD BODY IN THE STATE.
BILL: HB1212
Sponsor: Ladyman
TO AMEND THE DIVISION OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW; CONCERNING THE NONCHARGE OF EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS FOR CERTAIN UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1068
Sponsor: Pilkington
TO CLARIFY THE TELEMEDICINE ACT; TO SPECIFY THAT THE HOME OF A PATIENT MAY BE AN ORIGINATING SITE FOR TELEMEDICINE AND THAT GROUP MEETINGS MAY BE PERFORMED VIA TELEMEDICINE; AND TO CLARIFY REIMBURSEMENT OF TELEMEDICINE SERVICES.
BILL: HB1155
Sponsor: Ladyman
TO REMOVE BARRIERS TO THE RELEASE OF DATA IN THE ARKANSAS CENTRAL CANCER REGISTRY TO QUALIFIED CANCER RESEARCHERS.
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
BILL: SCR5
Sponsor: L. Eads
TO ENCOURAGE THE GOVERNOR TO AMEND ARKANSAS'S MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY RULES TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO COVERAGE FOR MIGRANT MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN FROM THE COMPACT OF FREE ASSOCIATION ISLANDS.
BILL: HB1180
Sponsor: Gonzales
TO SPECIFY A PROCESS OF REVIEW OF RULES REGARDING SCOPE OF PRACTICE OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS.
BILL: SB262
Sponsor: Hester
TO AMEND THE LICENSING OF OPERATORS OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES; TO AMEND THE LICENSING COMMITTEE; TO ALLOW FOR BIENNIAL LICENSE RENEWAL; AND TO ADDRESS RECIPROCITY IN ARKANSAS.
BILL: SB259
Sponsor: Bledsoe
TO AUTHORIZE THE LICENSURE OF STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION INSPECTORS; AND TO CORRECT REFERENCES TO THE APPROPRIATE CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENT.
BILL: SB257
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE TIME FOR COMPLETING AN INVESTIGATION OF SUSPECTED ADULT MALTREATMENT OR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY RESIDENT MALTREATMENT.
BILL: SB254
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO ENSURE THAT BUSINESSES ARE NOT PENALIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR THE BEHAVIOR OF THEIR PATRONS OR CUSTOMERS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Monday, February 1, 2021
BILL: HB1227
Sponsor: Wardlaw
TO AMEND THE MINIMUM WAGE ACT OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; AND TO AMEND THE SECTION REGARDING RELIEF FROM LIABILITY FOR EMPLOYERS THAT IMPACTS PORTIONS OF THE LAW RESULTING FROM INITIATED ACT 5 OF 2018.
BILL: HB1195
Sponsor: Dotson
TO CREATE THE EVERY MOM MATTERS ACT; TO PROVIDE HEALTHCARE SUPPORT TO PREGNANT WOMEN IN ARKANSAS; AND TO STABILIZE FAMILIES AND REDUCE THE NUMBER OF ABORTIONS PERFORMED IN THE STATE.
BILL: SB248
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO CREATE THE FOOD FREEDOM ACT; AND TO EXEMPT CERTAIN PRODUCERS OF HOMEMADE FOOD OR DRINK PRODUCTS FROM LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, AND INSPECTION.
BILL: SB243
Sponsor: M. Johnson
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING INTERLOCAL COOPERATION CONCERNING THE HEALTH INSURANCE OF RETIRED EMPLOYEES.
BILL: HCR1002
Sponsor: Boyd
TO ENCOURAGE CONTINUED COLLABORATION AMONG HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, EDUCATORS, PUBLIC OFFICIALS, AND THE ARKANSAS COMMUNITY IN BATTLING THE ABUSE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN ARKANSAS.
BILL: SB85
Sponsor: Bledsoe
TO AMEND THE RIGHT TO VIEW ULTRASOUND IMAGES BEFORE AN ABORTION; AND TO CREATE THE RIGHT-TO-KNOW-AND-SEE ACT.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
BILL: SB240
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING NONMUNICIPAL DOMESTIC SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB99
Sponsor: Bledsoe
TO REGULATE STEP THERAPY PROTOCOLS.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
BILL: HB1155
Sponsor: Ladyman
TO REMOVE BARRIERS TO THE RELEASE OF DATA IN THE ARKANSAS CENTRAL CANCER REGISTRY TO QUALIFIED CANCER RESEARCHERS.
BILL: HB1003
Sponsor: C. Fite
TO AMEND AND UPDATE THE LAWS REGARDING INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING; TO ENSURE RESPECTFUL LANGUAGE IS USED REGARDING INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING; AND TO REMOVE THE TERM "HEARING IMPAIRED".
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
BILL: SB212
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS PANS/PANDAS ADVISORY COUNCIL; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB65
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW REGARDING STATE EMISSION PLANS FOR FOSSIL-FUEL-FIRED ELECTRIC GENERATING UNITS.
Monday, January 25, 2021
BILL: SB189
Sponsor: Teague
TO AMEND THE ASSESSMENT FEE AND PROGRAM ON MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION PROVIDERS WITHIN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB199
Sponsor: Bledsoe
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "PRACTICE OF CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHESIA" BY REMOVING SUPERVISION REQUIREMENTS.
BILL: HCR1002
Sponsor: Boyd
TO ENCOURAGE CONTINUED COLLABORATION AMONG HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, EDUCATORS, PUBLIC OFFICIALS, AND THE ARKANSAS COMMUNITY IN BATTLING THE ABUSE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN ARKANSAS.
BILL: SB186
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO REMOVE THE COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE AGREEMENT AS APPLICABLE TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES WHO MEET CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS; AND TO AMEND THE PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY OF AN ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE.
BILL: SB99
Sponsor: Bledsoe
TO REGULATE STEP THERAPY PROTOCOLS.
BILL: SB21
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO EXCLUDE MILL SCALE AND SLAG FROM THE DEFINITION OF “SOLID WASTE” IN THE ARKANSAS SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT AND THE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING FUND ACT; AND TO ADD A DEFINITION FOR "MILL SCALE AND SLAG".
Thursday, January 21, 2021
BILL: HB1174
Sponsor: Boyd
TO ELIMINATE THE NURSING HOME CONSULTANT PHARMACIST PERMIT AND THE DISEASE STATE MANAGEMENT CREDENTIAL.
BILL: HB1107
Sponsor: Boyd
TO AMEND THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM ACT.
BILL: HCR1007
Sponsor: Wooten
TO RECOGNIZE JANUARY 22 AS THE DAY OF TEARS IN ARKANSAS.
BILL: SB176
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO ALLOW PHARMACISTS TO TREAT CERTAIN HEALTH CONDITIONS.
BILL: SB99
Sponsor: Bledsoe
TO REGULATE STEP THERAPY PROTOCOLS.
BILL: SB155
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO ESTABLISH LILA'S LAW; AND TO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES REGARDING ACCESS TO ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION.
BILL: SB19
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO AUTHORIZE THE PRESENCE OF A SUPPORT PERSON FOR A PATIENT IN A HOSPITAL OR PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE; AND CONCERNING VISITATION RIGHTS OF PATIENTS IN HOSPITALS AND PHYSICIAN'S OFFICES.
BILL: SB6
Sponsor: Rapert
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT; TO ABOLISH ABORTION IN ARKANSAS AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF UNBORN CHILDREN; AND TO PROTECT ALL HUMAN LIFE.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
BILL: SB155
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO ESTABLISH LILA'S LAW; AND TO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES REGARDING ACCESS TO ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION.
BILL: SB153
Sponsor: Gilmore
TO CREATE THE WORKFORCE EXPANSION ACT OF 2021.
BILL: SB152
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ARKANSAS STATE MEDICAL BOARD; AND TO AMEND THE SUPERVISION AND PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS.
BILL: SB143
Sponsor: Irvin
TO ENSURE THAT BENEFICIARIES OF THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM HAVE ACCESS TO NEW PRODUCTS AND LABEL EXPANSIONS APPROVED BY THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
BILL: SB99
Sponsor: Bledsoe
TO REGULATE STEP THERAPY PROTOCOLS.
Monday, January 11, 2021
BILL: SB88
Sponsor: Hester
TO AMEND THE COMPOSITION OF THE ARKANSAS BOARD OF HEARING INSTRUMENT DISPENSERS.
BILL: SB86
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS ATHLETIC TRAINERS ACT; AND TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "ATHLETE" WITHIN THE ARKANSAS ATHLETIC TRAINERS ACT.
BILL: SB85
Sponsor: Bledsoe
TO AMEND THE RIGHT TO VIEW ULTRASOUND IMAGES BEFORE AN ABORTION; AND TO CREATE THE RIGHT-TO-KNOW-AND-SEE ACT.
BILL: SB84
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE NOTICE AND PUBLICATION REQUIREMENTS OF LISTS OF ABANDONED PROPERTY.
BILL: SB65
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW REGARDING STATE EMISSION PLANS FOR FOSSIL-FUEL-FIRED ELECTRIC GENERATING UNITS.
BILL: SB27
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO ENSURE THAT THE SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE EMPLOYS INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH VETERANS.
BILL: SB22
Sponsor: Irvin
TO MODIFY THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR CERTIFICATION TO PRACTICE AS AN ORTHOTIC ASSISTANT, ORTHOTIC/PROSTHETIC ASSISTANT, OR PROSTHETIC ASSISTANT.
BILL: SB21
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO EXCLUDE MILL SCALE AND SLAG FROM THE DEFINITION OF “SOLID WASTE” IN THE ARKANSAS SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT AND THE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING FUND ACT; AND TO ADD A DEFINITION FOR "MILL SCALE AND SLAG".
BILL: SCR2
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO TERMINATE THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND DISASTER EMERGENCY AND DECLARATION OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AS A DISASTER AREA UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-37 AND EXECUTIVE ORDER 21-03.
BILL: SB19
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO AUTHORIZE THE PRESENCE OF A SUPPORT PERSON FOR A PATIENT IN A HOSPITAL OR PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE; AND CONCERNING VISITATION RIGHTS OF PATIENTS IN HOSPITALS AND PHYSICIAN'S OFFICES.
BILL: SB17
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
CONCERNING BUSINESS LIABILITY FOR A PERSON EXPOSED TO CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB16
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF INITIATED ACT 4 OF 1948; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB15
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS EMERGENCY SERVICES ACT OF 1973 CONCERNING THE SUSPENSION OF REGULATORY STATUTES, ORDERS, OR RULES DURING AN EMERGENCY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB14
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO REGULATE THE WITNESSING OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY A NOTARY PUBLIC UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB13
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO CODIFY EXECUTIVE ORDERS 20-18 AND 20-34 TO ENSURE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS ARE EQUIPPED WITH THE TOOLS NECESSARY TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB6
Sponsor: Rapert
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT; TO ABOLISH ABORTION IN ARKANSAS AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF UNBORN CHILDREN; AND TO PROTECT ALL HUMAN LIFE.