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AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - SENATE


Archive of Bills Referred



Bill No.
Bill Subtitle
Sponsor
Status
Friday, April 3, 2009
BILL: SB803
Sponsor: Madison
AN ACT TO LICENSE MOLD INVESTIGATORS; TO ESTABLISH STANDARDS FOR MOLD INVESTIGATIONS; AND TO ESTABLISH QUALIFICATIONS FOR MOLD INSPECTORS.
Monday, March 30, 2009
BILL: HB2274
Sponsor: Patterson
TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE HEAD OF THE ARKANSAS FORESTRY COMMISSION TO APPOINT AN INSTITUTIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.
BILL: HB1746
Sponsor: J. Edwards
TO CREATE THE TASK FORCE ON WATER SOURCE PROTECTION.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
BILL: HB2251
Sponsor: Lowery
TO GRANT THE POWER OF EMINENT DOMAIN TO MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS FOR THE CONDEMNATION OF INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING PLANTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROTECTING JOBS AND PROMOTING INDUSTRIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
BILL: SB934
Sponsor: D. Wyatt
TO PROVIDE FOR GRANTS AND INCENTIVES TO ASSIST ARKANSAS DAIRY FARMERS IN CONTINUING TO PRODUCE MILK IN THIS STATE.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
BILL: SB1005
Sponsor: Steele
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR MINORITY BUSINESSES.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
BILL: HB2256
Sponsor: Maxwell
TO EXEMPT BIOMASS GROWN FOR BIOFUEL PRODUCTION FROM THE SEVERANCE TAX.
Monday, March 23, 2009
BILL: HB2076
Sponsor: Webb
AN ACT TO AMEND THE NONPROFIT INCENTIVE ACT OF 2007.
BILL: SB874
Sponsor: T. Smith
TO ESTABLISH THE SPORTSMAN STIMULUS BILL.
BILL: SB349
Sponsor: Laverty
TO REQUIRE THE BUYER TO REMIT THE ASSESSMENT ON THE SALE OF RICE; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ASSESSMENT'S USE AND CONSIDERATION OF BUYER AND PRODUCER PREFERENCES.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
BILL: HB1984
Sponsor: Dunn
TO PROVIDE CENTRAL FILING WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR AGRICULTURAL LIENS AND FARM-RELATED SECURITY INTERESTS AND TO PROVIDE FILING FEES WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF FILING FEES.
BILL: HB1625
Sponsor: Dunn
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CONSOLIDATED INCENTIVE ACT OF 2003 PAYROLL REBATE PROGRAM.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
BILL: HB2009
Sponsor: L. Smith
THE HERITAGE TRAILS SYSTEM ACT.
Monday, March 16, 2009
BILL: HB1939
Sponsor: Saunders
TO REPEAL THE SUNSETTED MOTION PICTURE INCENTIVE ACT OF 1997 AND TO ESTABLISH THE DIGITAL PRODUCT AND MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2009.
BILL: HB1580
Sponsor: Lowery
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE OIL AND GAS COMMISSION'S MEETINGS, DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION AND CONSERVATION, HEARINGS, ASSESSMENTS, RULES, PERMITS, PLUGGING A WELL, ROYALTY PAYMENTS, AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
BILL: HB1847
Sponsor: Moore
THE WILDLIFE RECREATION FACILITIES PILOT PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1846
Sponsor: Moore
THE WILDLIFE OBSERVATION TRAILS PILOT PROGRAM.
BILL: HB2193
Sponsor: Pyle
TO DESIGNATE THE CYNTHIANA GRAPE AS THE OFFICIAL GRAPE OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
BILL: HB2029
Sponsor: J. Brown
TO SPECIFY CONDITIONS FOR REGISTRATION OF AGRICULTURAL LAND ACQUIRED BY A FOREIGN PARTY.
BILL: HB2005
Sponsor: Reynolds
TO REQUIRE THAT A PERSON WHO HOLDS A MINERAL LEASE SHALL NOTIFY THE OWNER OF THE MINERAL RIGHTS UPON TRANSFERRING THE MINERAL LEASE TO ANOTHER PERSON.
BILL: HB1964
Sponsor: King
TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS YOUNG AND BEGINNING FARMER ADVISORY BOARD TO LOCATE ITS OFFICES WITHIN THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT.
BILL: HCR1014
Sponsor: Ragland
URGING THE SECRETARY OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO SUPPORT A VOLUNTARY MARKET-DRIVEN APPROACH TO THE NATIONAL ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM.
BILL: HB1451
Sponsor: Hoyt
AN ACT TO ENSURE AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF ARKANSAS MILK FOR ARKANSAS CONSUMERS; TO STABILIZE AND STIMULATE DAIRY FARMS IN ARKANSAS; AND TO CREATE THE DAIRY STABILIZATION FUND.
BILL: SB934
Sponsor: D. Wyatt
TO PROVIDE FOR GRANTS AND INCENTIVES TO ASSIST ARKANSAS DAIRY FARMERS IN CONTINUING TO PRODUCE MILK IN THIS STATE.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
BILL: HB1580
Sponsor: Lowery
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE OIL AND GAS COMMISSION'S MEETINGS, DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION AND CONSERVATION, HEARINGS, ASSESSMENTS, RULES, PERMITS, PLUGGING A WELL, ROYALTY PAYMENTS, AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
BILL: HB1451
Sponsor: Hoyt
AN ACT TO ENSURE AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF ARKANSAS MILK FOR ARKANSAS CONSUMERS; TO STABILIZE AND STIMULATE DAIRY FARMS IN ARKANSAS; AND TO CREATE THE DAIRY STABILIZATION FUND.
Monday, March 9, 2009
BILL: SB1007
Sponsor: Crumbly
PROVIDING FOR AN INTERIM STUDY CONCERNING GRANTS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO RURAL ENTERPRISE COMMUNITIES OR OTHER LOCAL ENTITIES FORMED UNDER THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
BILL: SB1005
Sponsor: Steele
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR MINORITY BUSINESSES.
BILL: SB996
Sponsor: Salmon
TO PROVIDE FOR EDUCATION ABOUT MINERAL RIGHTS OWNERSHIP AND FOR THE EVALUATION OF THE IMPACT OF THE EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES OF THE FAYETTEVILLE SHALE ON THE STATE'S WATER RESOURCES.
BILL: SB993
Sponsor: R. Thompson
CONCERNING ORAL LEASES OF FARMLANDS AND TO PROVIDE AN EMERGENCY EFFECTIVE DATE.
BILL: HB1645
Sponsor: Davenport
AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL FORMS OF SUBSIDIZATION WITH MONEYS IN THE CONSTRUCTION ASSISTANCE REVOLVING LOAN FUND.
BILL: HB1644
Sponsor: Davenport
TO AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL FORMS OF SUBSIDIZATION WITH MONEYS IN THE DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING LOAN FUND ACCOUNT.
BILL: SB960
Sponsor: Bookout
TO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS TOURISM DEVELOPMENT ACT.
BILL: SB934
Sponsor: D. Wyatt
TO PROVIDE FOR GRANTS AND INCENTIVES TO ASSIST ARKANSAS DAIRY FARMERS IN CONTINUING TO PRODUCE MILK IN THIS STATE.
BILL: SB928
Sponsor: R. Thompson
TO ENHANCE THIS STATE'S INCENTIVES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT, PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, AND OTHER INCENTIVES THAT PROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS.
BILL: SB927
Sponsor: R. Thompson
TO DEVELOP THE ALTERNATIVE FUELS INDUSTRY IN ARKANSAS BY ESTABLISHING STANDARDS FOR THE PERCENTAGE OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS USED IN MOTOR VEHICLES.
BILL: SB914
Sponsor: Salmon
TO CLARIFY THE RIGHTS OF A PROPERTY OWNER AND A MINERAL INTEREST OWNER IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
BILL: SB907
Sponsor: Salmon
TO CLARIFY THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE OIL AND GAS COMISSION AND TO CLARIFY THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE OIL AND GAS COMMISSION.
BILL: SB879
Sponsor: G. Jeffress
THE ARKANSAS SURFACE USE AND MINERAL DEVELOPMENT ACCOMMODATION ACT.
BILL: SB874
Sponsor: T. Smith
TO ESTABLISH THE SPORTSMAN STIMULUS BILL.
BILL: SB846
Sponsor: Broadway
TO INCREASE THE SIZE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, TO CLARIFY THE POWERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AND TO CHANGE THE CONDITIONS FOR MAKING A JOB TRAINING EXPENDITURE BY A PUBLIC CORPORATION FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
BILL: HB1666
Sponsor: Wells
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF VOLUNTEER OR RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS.
BILL: HB1604
Sponsor: Reynolds
TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF LIFETIME LICENSES AND A THREE-YEAR LICENSE FOR A TOTALLY DISABLED RESIDENT; TO ALLOW FOR HUNTING-ONLY AND FISHING-ONLY LICENSES; TO SET FEES FOR THE VARIOUS LICENSES; AND TO PROVIDE FOR RULES.
BILL: HB1573
Sponsor: Lowery
TO AMEND THE OIL AND GAS COMMISSION'S RULES FOR ADMINISTERING THE NATURAL GAS PIPELINE SAFETY ACT OF 1968; AND TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "TRANSPORTATION OF GAS" UNDER THE ARKANSAS NATURAL GAS PIPELINE SAFETY ACT OF 1971.
BILL: SCR11
Sponsor: Madison
TO URGE HORSE OWNERS TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE HUMANE TREATMENT AND CARE OF HORSES DURING THIS TIME OF ECONOMIC CRISIS.
BILL: SB803
Sponsor: Madison
AN ACT TO LICENSE MOLD INVESTIGATORS; TO ESTABLISH STANDARDS FOR MOLD INVESTIGATIONS; AND TO ESTABLISH QUALIFICATIONS FOR MOLD INSPECTORS.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
BILL: SB784
Sponsor: Whitaker
TO PROVIDE EXPANDED OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE OPERATIONS OF THE ARKANSAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION.
Monday, March 2, 2009
BILL: HB1424
Sponsor: Webb
AN ACT TO REQUIRE FINANCIAL ASSURANCE FOR LANDFARMS.
BILL: HB1387
Sponsor: Davenport
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE JOINDER OF THIS STATE IN THE INTERSTATE PEST CONTROL COMPACT.
BILL: HB1629
Sponsor: Reynolds
TO AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF THE LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS BOARD TO AUTHORIZE A LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS COMPANY TO FILL OR SERVICE ANOTHER LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS COMPANY'S CONTAINER DURING A DECLARED EMERGENCY.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
BILL: HB1477
Sponsor: Abernathy
TO INCREASE CERTAIN FEES OF THE COMMISSION ON WATER WELL CONSTRUCTION AND TO PROVIDE FOR NEW CATEGORIES OF LICENSE AND REGISTRATION FEES TO BE COLLECTED BY THE COMMISSION.
BILL: SB551
Sponsor: G. Jeffress
THE LIGNITE MINERAL INTEREST LAPSE ACT OF 2009.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
BILL: HB1483
Sponsor: Sample
AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY AND PROVIDING AN EXEMPTION FOR AGRICULTURE FARM SUPPLY COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATIONS.
BILL: HB1451
Sponsor: Hoyt
AN ACT TO ENSURE AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF ARKANSAS MILK FOR ARKANSAS CONSUMERS; TO STABILIZE AND STIMULATE DAIRY FARMS IN ARKANSAS; AND TO CREATE THE DAIRY STABILIZATION FUND.
Monday, February 23, 2009
BILL: SB446
Sponsor: T. Smith
TO EXTEND THE TIME WITHIN WHICH THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MAY DESIGNATE A LODGING FACILITY AS AN APPROVED COMPANY AND AUTHORIZE THE UNDERTAKING OF A TOURISM ATTRACTION PROJECT.
BILL: HB1343
Sponsor: J. Brown
AN ACT TO REPEAL THE JULY 1, 2009 EXPIRATION DATE ON THE ARKANSAS RICE CERTIFICATION ACT.
BILL: HB1046
Sponsor: Ragland
THE FREEDOM TO FARM ACT.
BILL: SB349
Sponsor: Laverty
TO REQUIRE THE BUYER TO REMIT THE ASSESSMENT ON THE SALE OF RICE; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ASSESSMENT'S USE AND CONSIDERATION OF BUYER AND PRODUCER PREFERENCES.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
BILL: HB1026
Sponsor: G. Smith
TO REQUIRE THAT A MAJORITY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE OIL AND GAS COMMISSION BE EXPERIENCED IN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, AND TRANSPORTATION OF OIL AND GAS.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
BILL: HB1349
Sponsor: Cook
CONCERNING THE RUNNING WATER LEVEE DISTRICT.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
BILL: SB361
Sponsor: Luker
TO INCREASE THE FEE FOR THE MONTHLY FERTILIZER TONNAGE REPORTS AND TO CLARIFY THAT THE FEES ARE TO BE DEPOSITED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE, SOIL TESTING AND RESEARCH FUND.
BILL: HB1148
Sponsor: Hall
TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION TO ISSUE A SPECIAL PERMIT THAT ALLOWS VEHICLES TRANSPORTING CERTAIN PRODUCTS TO EXCEED MAXIMUM WEIGHT ALLOWANCES.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
BILL: SB349
Sponsor: Laverty
TO REQUIRE THE BUYER TO REMIT THE ASSESSMENT ON THE SALE OF RICE; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ASSESSMENT'S USE AND CONSIDERATION OF BUYER AND PRODUCER PREFERENCES.
BILL: HB1046
Sponsor: Ragland
THE FREEDOM TO FARM ACT.
BILL: SB344
Sponsor: G. Baker
CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE STATE PLANT BOARD.
Monday, February 9, 2009
BILL: HB1349
Sponsor: Cook
CONCERNING THE RUNNING WATER LEVEE DISTRICT.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
BILL: SB300
Sponsor: Whitaker
TO REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE §§ 15-59-101 - 15-59-115.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
BILL: HCR1004
Sponsor: Ragland
REQUESTING THE ARKANSAS CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION AND THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO SUPPORT HORSE PROCESSING FACILITIES.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
BILL: SB105
Sponsor: Whitaker
AN ACT TO IMPROVE RETAIL SALES OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARKANSAS SMALL FARM WINERIES.