STATE AGENCIES & GOVT'L AFFAIRS-SENATE


Archive of Bills Referred


Bill No.
Bill Subtitle
Sponsor
Monday, April 26, 2021
BILL: SB340
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO REGULATE THE WITNESSING OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY A NOTARY PUBLIC; TO ALLOW FOR REMOTE WITNESSING OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY A NOTARY PUBLIC; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB715
Sponsor: C. Tucker
CONCERNING THE STATE FLAG OF ARKANSAS; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE SYMBOLS ON THE STATE FLAG OF ARKANSAS; AND TO REDESIGNATE THE STARS ON THE STATE FLAG OF ARKANSAS.
BILL: SB714
Sponsor: C. Tucker
TO REQUIRE REPORTING AND DISCLOSURE OF ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATIONS; AND TO RESTRICT THE AMOUNT OF MONEY SPENT ON CAMPAIGN COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCED IN COORDINATION WITH A CANDIDATE FOR OFFICE.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
BILL: SB711
Sponsor: Rice
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FOUR (4) CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB709
Sponsor: Rice
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE CONDUCTING OF PRIMARY ELECTIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB710
Sponsor: Rice
TO ESTABLISH THE FOUR (4) CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS IN ARKANSAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB708
Sponsor: Rice
REGARDING THE CONDUCTING OF PRIMARY ELECTIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB582
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS; TO AMEND HOW COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS TAKE THE OATH; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONS.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
BILL: SB701
Sponsor: C. Tucker
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ABSENTEE VOTING INTEGRITY ACT OF 2021.
BILL: SB208
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; TO DEFINE THE TERM "MEETING" UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
BILL: HB1937
Sponsor: Gonzales
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ADMINISTRATIVE FEES AND PENALTIES; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING REVIEW OF AGENCY RULES BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
BILL: HB1938
Sponsor: Wing
TO ESTABLISH COMPULSORY TRAINING STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES FOR THE RECOGNITION AND MANAGEMENT OF STRESS, SELF-CARE TECHNIQUES, MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS, AND RESILIENCY.
BILL: SB535
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO CREATE THE GOVERNMENT INTERACTION WITH NONPROFIT ENTITIES ACT.
BILL: SB549
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO AMEND ELECTION LAW; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PROVISIONAL BALLOTS AND REJECTED BALLOTS; AND TO REQUIRE PROVISIONAL BALLOT AND REJECTED BALLOT REPORTS.
BILL: SB553
Sponsor: M. Johnson
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS STATE CAPITOL AND HISTORICAL MONUMENT PROTECTION ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB674
Sponsor: Elliott
TO CREATE THE UNIFY ARKANSAS COMMISSION; TO ESTABLISH THE OFFICIAL OBSERVANCE OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF RACIAL HEALING IN THE STATE; AND TO ENCOURAGE THE CREATION OF A COMMUNITY REMEMBRANCE COMMITTEE IN EACH COUNTY.
BILL: SB604
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW TO IMPOSE PENALTIES ON STATE AND COUNTY ELECTION OFFICIALS WHO FAIL TO PERFORM STATUTORY DUTIES; AND TO ALLOW INVESTIGATION OF ELECTION LAW VIOLATIONS BY THE DIVISION OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE.
Monday, April 19, 2021
BILL: SB701
Sponsor: C. Tucker
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ABSENTEE VOTING INTEGRITY ACT OF 2021.
BILL: SB700
Sponsor: K. Ingram
TO REQUIRE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO PREPARE REPORTS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
BILL: SB699
Sponsor: M. Johnson
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING MANDATORY ELECTRONIC REPORT FILING; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
BILL: HB1916
Sponsor: McCollum
TO CREATE ARKANSAS DAY.
BILL: HJR1005
Sponsor: Ray
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO BE KNOWN AS THE "CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND BALLOT INITIATIVE REFORM AMENDMENT".
Ray
BILL: SB693
Sponsor: Hickey
TO TRANSFER THE DUTIES OF THE STATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE BOARD TO THE STATE BOARD OF FINANCE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
BILL: SB614
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING PAID CANVASSERS; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE COMPENSATION OF PAID CANVASSERS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB691
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO IDENTIFY PAID ADVERTISEMENTS FUNDED BY TAXPAYER FUNDS; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ADVERTISING USING THE IMAGE OR VOICE OF AN ELECTED OFFICIAL.
BILL: SB690
Sponsor: Hickey
TO ABOLISH THE COMMISSION ON CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP IN ARKANSAS, THE NUTRIENT WATER QUALITY TRADING ADVISORY PANEL, AND THE ACADEMIC FACILITIES OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.
BILL: SB688
Sponsor: C. Tucker
REQUIRING A CORRECTIONAL OR DETENTION FACILITY OPERATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO ESTABLISH A POLICY TO OFFER PROSTATE EXAMS AND PHYSICIAN CONSULTATIONS TO MALE INMATES AND DETAINEES OF CERTAIN AGES.
BILL: SB687
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING POLITICAL PARTY FILING FEES; AND TO CREATE THE PUBLIC OFFICE FILING FEE COMMISSION.
BILL: SJR10
Sponsor: B. Davis
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING EXTRAORDINARY SESSIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
BILL: SB415
Sponsor: Beckham
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING RELOCATION ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS.
BILL: HB1789
Sponsor: Payton
TO PROVIDE FOR JURISDICTIONAL COOPERATION REGARDING ARRESTS, SEARCHES, AND SEIZURES BY FEDERAL EMPLOYEES.
BILL: HB1793
Sponsor: Scott
REQUIRING A CORRECTIONAL OR DETENTION FACILITY OPERATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO ESTABLISH A POLICY TO OFFER MAMMOGRAMS AND PROSTATE SCREENINGS TO INMATES AND DETAINEES, AS APPROPRIATE.
BILL: HB1866
Sponsor: Beck
CONCERNING ELECTION EXPENSES FOR THE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS; AND TO PROHIBIT THE ACCEPTANCE OF FUNDS, GRANTS, AND GIFTS.
BILL: SB684
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING POLITICAL PARTY FILING FEES; AND TO ESTABLISH MINIMUM POLITICAL PARTY FILING FEES FOR CERTAIN ELECTED OFFICES.
BILL: SB683
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO PROVIDE FOR AN ARKANSAS PLAN PORTAL.
Monday, April 12, 2021
BILL: SB402
Sponsor: J. Dismang
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS TRUST FUND ACT.
BILL: HB1779
Sponsor: Wooten
CONCERNING THE IDENTIFICATION AND ELIMINATION OF UNUSED AND UNNECESSARY POSITIONS FROM THE BUDGETS OF STATE AGENCIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1712
Sponsor: Lynch
TO AUTHORIZE THE HVACR LICENSING BOARD TO ESTABLISH CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A SPECIFIC CLASS OF LICENSE.
BILL: SB292
Sponsor: Rapert
ESTABLISHING THE PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT GRANT PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB674
Sponsor: Elliott
TO CREATE THE UNIFY ARKANSAS COMMISSION; TO ESTABLISH THE OFFICIAL OBSERVANCE OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF RACIAL HEALING IN THE STATE; AND TO ENCOURAGE THE CREATION OF A COMMUNITY REMEMBRANCE COMMITTEE IN EACH COUNTY.
BILL: SB671
Sponsor: K. Hammer
CONCERNING THE IDENTIFICATION OF COST SAVINGS BY CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB460
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO AMEND THE LAW REGULATING PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS AND PRIVATE SECURITY AGENCIES; TO AMEND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS; AND TO ESTABLISH MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR INSTRUCTORS.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
BILL: HB1865
Sponsor: Boyd
TO REQUIRE TRAINING CONCERNING A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S DUTY TO INTERVENE WHEN THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OBSERVES THE USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE BY ANOTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.
BILL: HB1853
Sponsor: Gonzales
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS PROCUREMENT LAW; AND TO PROVIDE CLARITY, EQUITY, AND CONSISTENCY IN THE PROCUREMENT LAWS.
BILL: HB1615
Sponsor: Ladyman
TO AMEND ELECTION PROCEDURES; TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTION OFFICIALS; TO AMEND THE LOCATION OF POLLING PLACES; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE VOTER REGISTRATION LIST.
BILL: SB582
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS; TO AMEND HOW COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS TAKE THE OATH; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONS.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE STATE CAPITOL POLICE; TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE TRANSFER OF A STATE ENTITY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1777
Sponsor: Clowney
TO PROTECT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS' VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION; TO AMEND THE DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS ELECTION PROCEDURE.
BILL: SJR12
Sponsor: G. Leding
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING THE QUALIFICATIONS TO VOTE IN AN ELECTION.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
BILL: HB1728
Sponsor: Godfrey
TO AMEND THE LAW RELATED TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE; TO ALLOW CAMPAIGN FUNDS TO PAY CHILDCARE EXPENSES; AND TO AMEND PORTIONS OF INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1990 AND INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1996.
BILL: SB644
Sponsor: K. Hammer
CONCERNING THE INVESTIGATION OF VIOLATIONS OF ELECTION LAW; AND TO ESTABLISH AN ELECTION LAW VIOLATION HOTLINE.
BILL: SB643
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ABSENTEE BALLOTS; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONS.
BILL: SB636
Sponsor: Rapert
TO SUBJECT CERTAIN CONTRACTS OF THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO THE ARKANSAS PROCUREMENT LAW.
BILL: SB405
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO ESTABLISH JOHN R. "JOHNNY" CASH DAY.
Monday, April 5, 2021
BILL: HB1825
Sponsor: Dalby
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CAMPAIGN SIGNS AND MATERIALS.
BILL: HB1680
Sponsor: Richardson
CONCERNING CRITICAL INCIDENT DEBRIEFING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.
BILL: HB1675
Sponsor: Evans
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE; TO REPEAL THE PROVISIONS CONCERNING CARRYOVER FUNDS; TO MODIFY THE USE OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS; AND TO AMEND PORTIONS OF INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1990 AND INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1996.
BILL: SB635
Sponsor: Hester
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DATES FOR CERTAIN SPECIAL ELECTIONS; AND TO PROMOTE VOTER TURNOUT.
BILL: SB634
Sponsor: Hester
TO PROHIBIT STATE AGENCIES, COUNTIES, AND MUNICIPALITIES FROM RESTRICTING THE RIGHT OF A LANDOWNER TO PERFORM TREE MAINTENANCE ON THE LANDOWNER'S PROPERTY.
BILL: SB535
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO CREATE THE GOVERNMENT INTERACTION WITH NONPROFIT ENTITIES ACT.
Thursday, April 1, 2021
BILL: HB1806
Sponsor: Cavenaugh
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS; AND TO ALLOW AN AGENCY TO SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR A SPECIAL APPROPRIATION FOR PROMOTIONAL ITEMS.
BILL: HB1803
Sponsor: Lowery
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS BALLOTING INTEGRITY ACT OF 2021.
BILL: HB1777
Sponsor: Clowney
TO PROTECT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS' VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION; TO AMEND THE DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS ELECTION PROCEDURE.
BILL: HB1715
Sponsor: Lowery
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ABSENTEE BALLOTS; TO AMEND ELECTION LAW; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING SPOILED BALLOTS.
BILL: HB1626
Sponsor: Brooks
TO AMEND THE PROCESS GOVERNING THE DISCLOSURE OF A PUBLIC EMPLOYEE'S GROSS SALARY AMOUNT UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT.
BILL: SB627
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO PROHIBIT THE PROPAGATION OF DIVISIVE CONCEPTS; AND TO REVIEW STATE ENTITY TRAINING MATERIALS.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
BILL: HB1752
Sponsor: Fortner
TO ENABLE THE ARKANSAS RACING COMMISSION TO REQUIRE CERTAIN EMPLOYEES TO APPLY FOR A LICENSE AND BE SUBJECT TO BACKGROUND CHECKS.
BILL: SB620
Sponsor: A. Clark
CONCERNING ELECTIONEERING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY USED AS A POLLING PLACE; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING POLLING PLACES; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONEERING.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
BILL: SB614
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING PAID CANVASSERS; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE COMPENSATION OF PAID CANVASSERS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Monday, March 29, 2021
BILL: HB1766
Sponsor: Wardlaw
TO INCREASE THE STATE CONTRIBUTION TO THE STATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1559
Sponsor: M. Gray
TO MODIFY THE AUDITS AND DUTIES OF THE INTERNAL AUDIT SECTION; TO GRANT THE INTERNAL AUDIT SECTION SUBPOENA POWER; AND TO REQUIRE UNIFORMITY IN ALL AUDITS CONDUCTED IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH.
BILL: SB604
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW TO IMPOSE PENALTIES ON STATE AND COUNTY ELECTION OFFICIALS WHO FAIL TO PERFORM STATUTORY DUTIES; AND TO ALLOW INVESTIGATION OF ELECTION LAW VIOLATIONS BY THE DIVISION OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE.
BILL: SB596
Sponsor: J. English
TO ALLOW THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION TO DESIGNATE A DIRECTOR OF THE ARKANSAS RACING COMMISSION.
BILL: HB1517
Sponsor: Boyd
TO CREATE THE VOTER INTEGRITY AND VOTER REGISTRATION MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2021; TO ALLOW ELECTRONIC VOTER REGISTRATION; TO AMEND ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION, AMENDMENT 51; AND TO AMEND THE DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE.
BILL: SB553
Sponsor: M. Johnson
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS STATE CAPITOL AND HISTORICAL MONUMENT PROTECTION ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
BILL: SJR18
Sponsor: A. Clark
REQUESTING THAT THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES SHALL BE COMPOSED OF NINE (9) JUSTICES.
BILL: SJR14
Sponsor: Rapert
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO CREATE THE "ARKANSAS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AMENDMENT".
BILL: SJR13
Sponsor: Rapert
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE THAT THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS HAVE A FUNDAMENTAL INDIVIDUAL RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS, AMMUNITION, AND ACCESSORIES.
BILL: SB550
Sponsor: A. Clark
CONCERNING THE FEE CHARGED FOR A PHONE CALL BY AN INMATE IN A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY.
Monday, March 22, 2021
BILL: SB488
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION TO THE EXAMINATION AND COPYING OF PUBLIC RECORDS; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967 AND VOTED BALLOTS.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
BILL: SB583
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO ESTABLISH THE VOTER FRAUD HOTLINE; TO ALLOW THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE VOTER FRAUD; AND TO REQUIRE REPORTS OF ALLEGATIONS OF VOTER FRAUD.
BILL: SB582
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS; TO AMEND HOW COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS TAKE THE OATH; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONS.
BILL: HB1637
Sponsor: Vaught
TO ALLOW REVIEW OF PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS; TO ALLOW THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO REVIEW PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS; AND TO ADDRESS IMPLEMENTATION OF A PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDER UNDER REVIEW.
BILL: HB1720
Sponsor: Dotson
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE REVIEW OF NEWLY ENACTED LAWS AND THE ADOPTION OF REQUIRED RULES.
BILL: HB1444
Sponsor: Bentley
TO REPEAL THE ADOPT A DOCUMENT PROGRAM.
BILL: SB217
Sponsor: C. Tucker
AN ACT TO CLARIFY, CREATE ACCOUNTABILITY AND UNIFORMITY FOR, AND SIMPLIFY ABSENTEE BALLOT PROCESSES; TO ENCOURAGE AND ASSIST LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATION OF VOTER FRAUD; AND TO AMEND ELECTION LAW CONCERNING ABSENTEE BALLOTS.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
BILL: SB562
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING MANDATORY ELECTRONIC REPORT FILING BY CANDIDATES; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS.
BILL: SB559
Sponsor: Beckham
TO AMEND THE REAL ESTATE LICENSE LAW.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
BILL: SB557
Sponsor: M. Johnson
TO AMEND ELECTION LAW; TO AMEND THE DUTIES OF MEMBERS OF A COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS; AND TO CLARIFY THE DUTIES OF COUNTY EMPLOYEES DESIGNATED AS ELECTION OFFICIALS.
BILL: SB556
Sponsor: M. Johnson
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ELECTION INTEGRITY ACT OF 2021; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS; AND TO CREATE A PROCESS FOR THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS TO CONDUCT AN ELECTION.
BILL: SB553
Sponsor: M. Johnson
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS STATE CAPITOL AND HISTORICAL MONUMENT PROTECTION ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1691
Sponsor: Tosh
TO AMEND THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SEX OFFENDER ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE.
BILL: HB1666
Sponsor: Womack
TO AMEND CERTAIN LAWS PERTAINING TO ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE AUDIT.
BILL: SB550
Sponsor: A. Clark
CONCERNING THE FEE CHARGED FOR A PHONE CALL BY AN INMATE IN A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY.
BILL: SB549
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO AMEND ELECTION LAW; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PROVISIONAL BALLOTS AND REJECTED BALLOTS; AND TO REQUIRE PROVISIONAL BALLOT AND REJECTED BALLOT REPORTS.
Monday, March 15, 2021
BILL: SB535
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO CREATE THE GOVERNMENT INTERACTION WITH NONPROFIT ENTITIES ACT.
BILL: SB292
Sponsor: Rapert
ESTABLISHING THE PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT GRANT PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
BILL: SB119
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO AMEND THE UNIFORM ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE POLICY ACT; AND TO AMEND THE CATASTROPHIC LEAVE PROGRAM.
BILL: SB399
Sponsor: Flippo
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS PROCUREMENT LAW AS IT RELATES TO MANDATORY STATE CONTRACTS; AND TO EXEMPT STATE AGENCIES FROM MANDATORY STATE CONTRACTS IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
BILL: SB305
Sponsor: Caldwell
TO AMEND THE AWARD PROCEDURE FOR PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTS.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
BILL: HB1517
Sponsor: Boyd
TO CREATE THE VOTER INTEGRITY AND VOTER REGISTRATION MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2021; TO ALLOW ELECTRONIC VOTER REGISTRATION; TO AMEND ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION, AMENDMENT 51; AND TO AMEND THE DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE.
BILL: SB516
Sponsor: G. Leding
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR PAID CANVASSERS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
BILL: HB1654
Sponsor: Dotson
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE DISPLAY OF THE NATIONAL MOTTO OF THE UNITED STATES, "IN GOD WE TRUST".
BILL: HB1595
Sponsor: Milligan
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING VOTING MACHINES.
BILL: HB1522
Sponsor: Ray
TO AMEND ARKANSAS ELECTION LAW; TO AMEND ELECTION LAW CONCERNING MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES; AND TO CREATE A MISDEMEANOR OFFENSE FOR FALSE STATEMENTS BY CANDIDATES.
Ray
BILL: SB509
Sponsor: G. Leding
TO AMEND ELECTION LAW; AND TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING WORK HOURS ON ELECTION DAYS.
BILL: SB508
Sponsor: G. Leding
TO AMEND THE NUMBER OF OFFICIAL HOLIDAYS OF THE STATE; AND TO MAKE ELECTION DAY AN OFFICIAL HOLIDAY.
BILL: SB340
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO REGULATE THE WITNESSING OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY A NOTARY PUBLIC; TO ALLOW FOR REMOTE WITNESSING OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY A NOTARY PUBLIC; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Monday, March 8, 2021
BILL: HB1480
Sponsor: M. Berry
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENT SECRETARIES; AND TO REQUIRE THE SECRETARY OF A CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE A REPORT TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
BILL: SB498
Sponsor: M. Johnson
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF ELECTION LAWS.
BILL: SB496
Sponsor: Rapert
TO AMEND ARKANSAS ELECTION LAW; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING SPECIAL ELECTIONS; AND TO ESTABLISH UNIFORM DATES FOR HOLDING SPECIAL ELECTIONS.
BILL: SB493
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO ACTS 2019, NO. 1089, § 9-31-503.
BILL: SB490
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE CODE OF ETHICS FOR PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING HOLDING OFFICE IF CONVICTED OF A PUBLIC TRUST CRIME.
BILL: SB488
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION TO THE EXAMINATION AND COPYING OF PUBLIC RECORDS; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967 AND VOTED BALLOTS.
BILL: SB487
Sponsor: K. Hammer
CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT AND ALTERATION OF PRECINCT BOUNDARIES, POLLING SITES, AND VOTE CENTERS; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS ELECTION LAW.
BILL: SB486
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONEERING; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES RELATED TO VOTING.
BILL: SB485
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING EARLY VOTING; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONS.
Thursday, March 4, 2021
BILL: HB1568
Sponsor: S. Meeks
TO CREATE A STUDY OF THE USE OF CERTAIN ELECTION TECHNOLOGY.
BILL: HB1527
Sponsor: Tosh
CONCERNING PERSONNEL AND SALARIES FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE.
BILL: SB469
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO ESTABLISH A PROCESS TO REVIEW PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS; TO ALLOW THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO REVIEW PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS; AND TO ADDRESS IMPLEMENTATION OF A PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDER UNDER REVIEW.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
BILL: SB283
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND THE LIST OF MUSICIANS INCLUDED IN ARKANSAS MUSIC APPRECIATION DAY.
BILL: SB460
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO AMEND THE LAW REGULATING PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS AND PRIVATE SECURITY AGENCIES; TO AMEND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS; AND TO ESTABLISH MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR INSTRUCTORS.
BILL: SB292
Sponsor: Rapert
ESTABLISHING THE PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT GRANT PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
BILL: SB453
Sponsor: M. Johnson
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING SPECIAL ELECTIONS; AND TO AMEND THE DATES FOR CERTAIN SPECIAL ELECTIONS.
Monday, March 1, 2021
BILL: SB436
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 20 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE.
BILL: SB442
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 27 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING TRANSPORTATION AND MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS.
BILL: SB441
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 26 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING TAXATION.
BILL: SB440
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 25 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING STATE GOVERNMENT.
BILL: SB439
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 23 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC UTILITIES AND REGULATED INDUSTRIES.
BILL: SB438
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 22 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC PROPERTY.
BILL: SB437
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 21 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES.
BILL: SB435
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 18 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PROPERTY RIGHTS AND INTERESTS.
BILL: SB434
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 17 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PROFESSIONS, OCCUPATIONS, AND BUSINESSES.
BILL: SB433
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 16 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PRACTICE, PROCEDURES, AND THE COURTS.
BILL: SB432
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 15 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
BILL: SB431
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 14 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
BILL: SB430
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 12 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.
BILL: SB429
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 10 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
BILL: SB428
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 9 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING FAMILY LAW.
BILL: SB427
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 8 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ENVIRONMENTAL LAW.
BILL: SB426
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 7 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ELECTIONS.
BILL: SB425
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING EDUCATION.
BILL: SB424
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 5 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE CRIMINAL CODE.
BILL: SB423
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 4 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAW.
BILL: SB422
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 2 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING AGRICULTURE.
BILL: SB421
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 1 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING GENERAL PROVISIONS; AND TO AMEND PORTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE THAT RESULTED FROM INITIATED ACT 2 OF 1914.
BILL: SB415
Sponsor: Beckham
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING RELOCATION ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS.
BILL: SB183
Sponsor: K. Ingram
TO AMEND CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW; TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS OR CARRYOVER FUNDS TO PAY FOR AN ETHICS VIOLATION; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF LAW RESULTING FROM INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1990 AND INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1996.
BILL: SB411
Sponsor: D. Wallace
CONCERNING THE STATE VETERANS' CEMETERY SYSTEM; AND TO CLARIFY THE ALLOWABLE FEE AND PROCEDURE FOR INTERMENT AND DISINTERMENT IN THE STATE VETERANS' CEMETERY SYSTEM.
BILL: SCR8
Sponsor: Rapert
A RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND PRESIDENT BIDEN TO DIRECT THE UNITED STATES BUREAU OF THE CENSUS TO PROVIDE TIMELY REDISTRICTING POPULATION DATA.
BILL: SB380
Sponsor: K. Hammer
AN ACT TO AMEND THE UNIFORM ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE POLICY ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB163
Sponsor: J. English
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS MILITARY AFFAIRS COUNCIL ACT; TO ESTABLISH THE MILITARY AFFAIRS GRANT PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
BILL: SB405
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO ESTABLISH JOHN R. "JOHNNY" CASH DAY.
BILL: SB404
Sponsor: G. Leding
TO ESTABLISH STANDARD FILING FEES FOR CANDIDATES IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
BILL: HB1224
Sponsor: Tosh
TO ESTABLISH THE STATE CRIME LABORATORY STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1120
Sponsor: Slape
CONCERNING CRIMINAL DETENTION FACILITIES REVIEW COMMITTEES.
BILL: SB402
Sponsor: J. Dismang
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS TRUST FUND ACT.
BILL: SB401
Sponsor: Flippo
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS PROCUREMENT LAW; TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF COOPERATIVE PURCHASING AGREEMENTS.
BILL: SB400
Sponsor: Flippo
TO CLARIFY THE LAW CONCERNING THE TIME FOR SUBMITTING A PROTEST UNDER THE ARKANSAS PROCUREMENT LAW.
BILL: SB399
Sponsor: Flippo
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS PROCUREMENT LAW AS IT RELATES TO MANDATORY STATE CONTRACTS; AND TO EXEMPT STATE AGENCIES FROM MANDATORY STATE CONTRACTS IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
BILL: SB163
Sponsor: J. English
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS MILITARY AFFAIRS COUNCIL ACT; TO ESTABLISH THE MILITARY AFFAIRS GRANT PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
BILL: SB384
Sponsor: C. Tucker
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS; TO AMEND CAMPAIGN PRACTICES; AND TO AMEND PORTIONS OF THE LAW RESULTING FROM INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1990 AND INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1996.
BILL: SB383
Sponsor: C. Tucker
TO AMEND CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION AMOUNTS; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CAMPAIGN PRACTICES; AND TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS ETHICS COMMISSION TO PROMULGATE RULES.
BILL: SB195
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF “PUBLIC RECORDS”.
BILL: SB208
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; TO DEFINE THE TERM "MEETING" UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS.
BILL: SB230
Sponsor: C. Tucker
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING VOTING ASSISTANCE FOR VOTERS WITH DISABILITIES.
BILL: SB30
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACTS AND OUTSIDE VENDORS.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
BILL: SB380
Sponsor: K. Hammer
AN ACT TO AMEND THE UNIFORM ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE POLICY ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB358
Sponsor: Caldwell
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE SALE OF STATE LAND; TO ESTABLISH A PROCESS TO SELL STATE LAND; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE SALE OF LAND OWNED BY AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB30
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACTS AND OUTSIDE VENDORS.
BILL: SB355
Sponsor: Teague
TO ALLOW A LOTTERY WINNER TO REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL.
BILL: SJR16
Sponsor: A. Clark
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT INTERSCHOLASTIC OR INTRAMURAL ATHLETIC TEAMS THAT ARE SPONSORED BY A PUBLIC SCHOOL SHALL BE EXPRESSLY DESIGNATED BASED ON BIOLOGICAL SEX.
BILL: SJR15
Sponsor: A. Clark
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT REQUIRING THE GOVERNOR TO CONVENE AN EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WHEN AN EMERGENCY DECLARATION EXCEEDS THIRTY (30) DAYS.
BILL: SB208
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; TO DEFINE THE TERM "MEETING" UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS.
Monday, February 22, 2021
BILL: SB352
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE CAPITOL ZONING DISTRICT COMMISSION; AND CONCERNING THE APPEAL PROCESS OF A CAPITOL ZONING DISTRICT COMMISSION ACTION.
BILL: HB1372
Sponsor: Bryant
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE; TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING CARRYOVER FUNDS; AND TO ESTABLISH A MINIMUM AMOUNT OF CARRYOVER FUNDS FOR AN OFFICE WITHOUT AN ANNUAL SALARY.
BILL: SB340
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO REGULATE THE WITNESSING OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY A NOTARY PUBLIC; TO ALLOW FOR REMOTE WITNESSING OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY A NOTARY PUBLIC; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1332
Sponsor: Boyd
TO AMEND ELECTION LAW; TO AMEND PUBLICATION REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SCHOOL ELECTION LAW; AND TO AMEND ELECTION NOTICE REQUIREMENTS.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
BILL: SJR18
Sponsor: A. Clark
REQUESTING THAT THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES SHALL BE COMPOSED OF NINE (9) JUSTICES.
BILL: SJR17
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING A REVIEW OF THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF CERTAIN FEDERAL ACTIONS PRIOR TO THEIR IMPLEMENTATION.
BILL: SJR16
Sponsor: A. Clark
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT INTERSCHOLASTIC OR INTRAMURAL ATHLETIC TEAMS THAT ARE SPONSORED BY A PUBLIC SCHOOL SHALL BE EXPRESSLY DESIGNATED BASED ON BIOLOGICAL SEX.
BILL: SJR15
Sponsor: A. Clark
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT REQUIRING THE GOVERNOR TO CONVENE AN EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WHEN AN EMERGENCY DECLARATION EXCEEDS THIRTY (30) DAYS.
BILL: SJR14
Sponsor: Rapert
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO CREATE THE "ARKANSAS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AMENDMENT".
BILL: SJR13
Sponsor: Rapert
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE THAT THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS HAVE A FUNDAMENTAL INDIVIDUAL RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS, AMMUNITION, AND ACCESSORIES.
BILL: SJR12
Sponsor: G. Leding
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING THE QUALIFICATIONS TO VOTE IN AN ELECTION.
BILL: SJR11
Sponsor: G. Leding
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO CREATE AN IMPLIED WARRANTY OF HABITABILITY AND PROVIDE PROTECTIONS TO ARKANSAS TENANTS.
BILL: SJR10
Sponsor: B. Davis
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING EXTRAORDINARY SESSIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
BILL: SJR9
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PERMIT LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENT OF RULES OF PLEADING, PRACTICE, PROCEDURE, AND EVIDENCE FOR COURTS.
BILL: SJR8
Sponsor: Irvin
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PERMITTING LIMITS ON AWARDS OF PUNITIVE AND NONECONOMIC DAMAGES.
BILL: SJR7
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PERMIT LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENT OF RULES OF PLEADING, PRACTICE, PROCEDURE, AND EVIDENCE FOR COURTS.
BILL: SJR6
Sponsor: C. Tucker
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION REQUIRING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ESTABLISH BY LAW A REVISED ELECTION PROCESS.
BILL: SB292
Sponsor: Rapert
ESTABLISHING THE PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT GRANT PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB195
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF “PUBLIC RECORDS”.
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
BILL: HB1017
Sponsor: Rye
CONCERNING DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME; AND TO ADOPT DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME PERMANENTLY.
Rye
BILL: SJR5
Sponsor: Rapert
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING THE MANNER IN WHICH PRIMARY ELECTIONS ARE CONDUCTED.
BILL: SB305
Sponsor: Caldwell
TO AMEND THE AWARD PROCEDURE FOR PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTS.
BILL: SB208
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; TO DEFINE THE TERM "MEETING" UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS.
BILL: SB195
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF “PUBLIC RECORDS”.
Monday, February 8, 2021
BILL: HB1332
Sponsor: Boyd
TO AMEND ELECTION LAW; TO AMEND PUBLICATION REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SCHOOL ELECTION LAW; AND TO AMEND ELECTION NOTICE REQUIREMENTS.
BILL: SB194
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO ALLOW THE PHOTOGRAPHING OF PUBLIC RECORDS.
BILL: SB193
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION OR PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT BY THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND OTHER PUBLIC ENTITIES.
BILL: SB192
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO AMEND THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' POLITICAL FREEDOM ACT OF 1999 AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB138
Sponsor: J. Dismang
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE, CONTRIBUTIONS AND REPORTING; TO REENACT THE REQUIREMENT TO FILE A STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL INTEREST; AND TO AMEND PORTIONS OF INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1990 AND INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1996.
BILL: SB82
Sponsor: J. Dismang
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS; TO ESTABLISH THE PROCEDURE FOR DISTRIBUTION OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS WHEN A CANDIDATE WITHDRAWS AND FILES FOR A DIFFERENT OFFICE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Thursday, February 4, 2021
BILL: HB1356
Sponsor: Dotson
TO AMEND THE PROCESS OF EVALUATION OF STATE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS; TO REQUIRE SUBMISSION OF A REPORT; AND TO RECOMMEND THE ABOLITION OF A STATE BOARD OR COMMISSION FOR FAILURE TO SUBMIT A REPORT.
BILL: HB1338
Sponsor: Lundstrum
TO AMEND ELECTION LAW; TO AMEND THE PETITION PROCESS TO BE ON THE BALLOT AS A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OR VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES; AND TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF SIGNATURES REQUIRED TO BE LISTED ON THE BALLOT.
BILL: HB1245
Sponsor: C. Fite
TO ALLOW CONFIDENTIAL JUVENILE RECORDS TO BE RELEASED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS.
BILL: HB1236
Sponsor: M. Berry
CONCERNING UNIFIED COMMAND OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN AND AROUND THE STATE CAPITOL IN THE EVENT OF A CIVIL DISTURBANCE OR A CRIME IN PROGRESS.
BILL: SB138
Sponsor: J. Dismang
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE, CONTRIBUTIONS AND REPORTING; TO REENACT THE REQUIREMENT TO FILE A STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL INTEREST; AND TO AMEND PORTIONS OF INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1990 AND INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1996.
BILL: HB1123
Sponsor: M. Berry
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE POWERS, DUTIES, AND IMMUNITIES OF THE ORGANIZED MILITIA.
BILL: HB1122
Sponsor: M. Berry
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY TO AWARD A MEDAL, RIBBON, OR DECORATION TO A MEMBER OF THE ORGANIZED MILITIA; AND TO AUTHORIZE THE PRESENTATION OF AN AWARD TO CERTAIN PERSONS AND GROUPS.
BILL: HB1124
Sponsor: M. Berry
TO AMEND THE PUNITIVE ARTICLES OF THE MILITARY CODE OF ARKANSAS CONCERNING SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL CONTACT.
BILL: SB292
Sponsor: Rapert
ESTABLISHING THE PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT GRANT PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SJR4
Sponsor: M. Johnson
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROVIDING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL PROVIDE BY LAW FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT, MAINTENANCE, AND SUPPORT OF FREE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUBJECT TO SUCH CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS AS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY PRESCRIBE.
BILL: SJR3
Sponsor: A. Clark
AN AMENDMENT TO ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION, ARTICLE 5, SECTION 20, PERMITTING THE STATE OF ARKANSAS TO BE SUED AS A DEFENDANT IN STATE COURT IN THE SAME CIRCUMSTANCES AS ANY OTHER PARTY.
BILL: SJR2
Sponsor: A. Clark
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ALLOW THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO CONVENE IN EXTRAORDINARILY SESSION UPON THE REQUEST OF A MAJORITY OF THE MEMBERS OF EACH HOUSE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
BILL: SB288
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO ALLOW A LIMITED EXEMPTION FOR RULE PROMULGATION FOR ENTITIES NOT SUBJECT TO THE ARKANSAS ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT; AND TO ALLOW AN ALTERNATIVE PROCESS FOR FILING A RULE.
BILL: SB82
Sponsor: J. Dismang
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS; TO ESTABLISH THE PROCEDURE FOR DISTRIBUTION OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS WHEN A CANDIDATE WITHDRAWS AND FILES FOR A DIFFERENT OFFICE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
BILL: HB1053
Sponsor: Dotson
TO ALLOW THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION TO APPOINT THE DIRECTOR OF THE ASSESSMENT COORDINATION DIVISION AND TO STATE THAT THE APPOINTEE MEETS THE LEGAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION.
BILL: SB283
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND THE LIST OF MUSICIANS INCLUDED IN ARKANSAS MUSIC APPRECIATION DAY.
BILL: SB281
Sponsor: T. Garner
CONCERNING REPRESENTATION OF A CORPORATE OR BUSINESS ENTITY IN A CLAIM OR ACTION FILED WITH THE ARKANSAS STATE CLAIMS COMMISSION.
BILL: SJR1
Sponsor: A. Clark
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROVIDING THAT A MUNICIPALITY MAY INCUR SHORT-TERM FINANCING OBLIGATIONS MATURING OVER A PERIOD OF, OR HAVING A TERM, NOT TO EXCEED TEN (10) YEARS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACQUIRING FIRE TRUCKS.
BILL: SB217
Sponsor: C. Tucker
AN ACT TO CLARIFY, CREATE ACCOUNTABILITY AND UNIFORMITY FOR, AND SIMPLIFY ABSENTEE BALLOT PROCESSES; TO ENCOURAGE AND ASSIST LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATION OF VOTER FRAUD; AND TO AMEND ELECTION LAW CONCERNING ABSENTEE BALLOTS.
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
BILL: HB1214
Sponsor: Wardlaw
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS EMERGENCY SERVICES ACT OF 1973 CONCERNING FUNDING.
BILL: HB1112
Sponsor: Lowery
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING VOTER IDENTIFICATION; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING VERIFICATION OF PROVISIONAL BALLOTS; AND TO AMEND AMENDMENT 51 OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION.
BILL: SB258
Sponsor: Bledsoe
TO AUTHORIZE NONMANDATORY MULTIYEAR REGISTRATION AND LICENSING BY THE CONTRACTORS LICENSING BOARD.
Monday, February 1, 2021
BILL: SB252
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO PROHIBIT THE ARKANSAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION FROM ESTABLISHING OR MAINTAINING AN OFFICE IN CHINA.
BILL: SB227
Sponsor: Rapert
CONCERNING THE RESPECTIVE DUTIES OF THE PAROLE BOARD, THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, AND THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS; AND CONCERNING THE VOTE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PAROLE BOARD TO ACT.
BILL: SB208
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; TO DEFINE THE TERM "MEETING" UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS.
BILL: SB196
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO AMEND THE AWARDING OF ATTORNEYS FEES UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967.
BILL: SB195
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF “PUBLIC RECORDS”.
BILL: SB194
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO ALLOW THE PHOTOGRAPHING OF PUBLIC RECORDS.
BILL: SB172
Sponsor: G. Leding
CONCERNING RECORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS KEPT BY THE STATE CRIME LABORATORY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
BILL: HB1211
Sponsor: Bentley
TO REQUIRE THAT RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS ARE PROTECTED DURING AN EMERGENCY; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1262
Sponsor: Watson
TO AMEND THE DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.
BILL: HB1202
Sponsor: A. Collins
TO AMEND ELECTION LAWS; TO AMEND PUBLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTIONS; AND TO REQUIRE PUBLICATION OF SAMPLE BALLOTS ON AN INTERNET SITE.
BILL: SB241
Sponsor: Caldwell
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE SALE OF STATE LAND; TO ESTABLISH A PROCESS TO SELL STATE LAND; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
BILL: HB1117
Sponsor: Wardlaw
CONCERNING THE DIVISION OF CORRECTION INMATE FARM FUND.
BILL: SB230
Sponsor: C. Tucker
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING VOTING ASSISTANCE FOR VOTERS WITH DISABILITIES.
BILL: SB228
Sponsor: Rapert
TO MAKE TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO STATUTES GOVERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE DIVISION OF CORRECTION AND THE DIVISION OF COMMUNITY CORRECTION.
BILL: SB227
Sponsor: Rapert
CONCERNING THE RESPECTIVE DUTIES OF THE PAROLE BOARD, THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, AND THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS; AND CONCERNING THE VOTE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PAROLE BOARD TO ACT.
BILL: SB165
Sponsor: J. Hendren
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE TERMINATION AND CANCELLATION OF A RESIDENTIAL LEASE UNDER THE ARKANSAS SOLDIERS' AND AIRMEN'S CIVIL RELIEF ACT.
BILL: SB172
Sponsor: G. Leding
CONCERNING RECORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS KEPT BY THE STATE CRIME LABORATORY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
BILL: SB217
Sponsor: C. Tucker
AN ACT TO CLARIFY, CREATE ACCOUNTABILITY AND UNIFORMITY FOR, AND SIMPLIFY ABSENTEE BALLOT PROCESSES; TO ENCOURAGE AND ASSIST LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATION OF VOTER FRAUD; AND TO AMEND ELECTION LAW CONCERNING ABSENTEE BALLOTS.
BILL: HCR1004
Sponsor: Bentley
CONCERNING THE CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY VESTED IN THE PEOPLE, THE STATES, AND THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.
BILL: HB1217
Sponsor: Dotson
CONCERNING THE EXTENSION AND REPEAL OF ADMINISTRATIVE RULES.
BILL: HB1051
Sponsor: Eubanks
CONCERNING ADVERTISING FOR LICENSEES REGULATED UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITY AGENCY, PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR, AND SCHOOL SECURITY LICENSING AND CREDENTIAL ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1153
Sponsor: Ladyman
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS EMERGENCY SERVICES ACT OF 1973 CONCERNING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
BILL: SB208
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; TO DEFINE THE TERM "MEETING" UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS.
BILL: SB78
Sponsor: Hill
TO ESTABLISH ARKANSAS OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING OF UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS, AND SPOUSES ACT OF 2021; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Monday, January 25, 2021
BILL: SB195
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF “PUBLIC RECORDS”.
BILL: SB194
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO ALLOW THE PHOTOGRAPHING OF PUBLIC RECORDS.
BILL: SB193
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION OR PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT BY THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND OTHER PUBLIC ENTITIES.
BILL: SB196
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO AMEND THE AWARDING OF ATTORNEYS FEES UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967.
BILL: SB192
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO AMEND THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' POLITICAL FREEDOM ACT OF 1999 AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1056
Sponsor: L. Fite
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; TO ALLOW ELECTRONIC PUBLIC MEETINGS DURING A DECLARED STATE EMERGENCY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1216
Sponsor: Dotson
TO REVISE CERTAIN ARKANSAS LAWS APPLICABLE TO ADMINISTRATIVE RULES TO ALLOW FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CODE OF ARKANSAS RULES.
BILL: HB1013
Sponsor: Rye
TO AMEND ARKANSAS MUSIC APPRECIATION DAY.
Rye
BILL: SB188
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING POLLING PLACES; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONEERING.
BILL: SB183
Sponsor: K. Ingram
TO AMEND CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW; TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS OR CARRYOVER FUNDS TO PAY FOR AN ETHICS VIOLATION; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF LAW RESULTING FROM INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1990 AND INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1996.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
BILL: SB172
Sponsor: G. Leding
CONCERNING RECORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS KEPT BY THE STATE CRIME LABORATORY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
BILL: SB165
Sponsor: J. Hendren
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE TERMINATION AND CANCELLATION OF A RESIDENTIAL LEASE UNDER THE ARKANSAS SOLDIERS' AND AIRMEN'S CIVIL RELIEF ACT.
BILL: SB163
Sponsor: J. English
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS MILITARY AFFAIRS COUNCIL ACT; TO ESTABLISH THE MILITARY AFFAIRS GRANT PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB82
Sponsor: J. Dismang
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS; TO ESTABLISH THE PROCEDURE FOR DISTRIBUTION OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS WHEN A CANDIDATE WITHDRAWS AND FILES FOR A DIFFERENT OFFICE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
BILL: SB145
Sponsor: Gilmore
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE COMPACT TO COMPLY WITH CHANGES TO THE NATIONAL STANDARD.
BILL: SB141
Sponsor: J. Dismang
TO AMEND THE EMERGENCY POWERS OF THE GOVERNOR; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONS; AND TO ALLOW THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO ISSUE EMERGENCY RULES FOR ELECTION PROCEDURE.
BILL: SB138
Sponsor: J. Dismang
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE, CONTRIBUTIONS AND REPORTING; TO REENACT THE REQUIREMENT TO FILE A STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL INTEREST; AND TO AMEND PORTIONS OF INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1990 AND INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1996.
BILL: SB78
Sponsor: Hill
TO ESTABLISH ARKANSAS OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING OF UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS, AND SPOUSES ACT OF 2021; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
BILL: SB128
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT; AND TO DELEGATE THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ARKANSAS CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS PROGRAM.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
BILL: SB118
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM; AND TO ESTABLISH EXTRA HELP POSITIONS FOR THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
BILL: SB119
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO AMEND THE UNIFORM ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE POLICY ACT; AND TO AMEND THE CATASTROPHIC LEAVE PROGRAM.
Monday, January 11, 2021
BILL: SB82
Sponsor: J. Dismang
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS; TO ESTABLISH THE PROCEDURE FOR DISTRIBUTION OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS WHEN A CANDIDATE WITHDRAWS AND FILES FOR A DIFFERENT OFFICE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB78
Sponsor: Hill
TO ESTABLISH ARKANSAS OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING OF UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS, AND SPOUSES ACT OF 2021; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB75
Sponsor: M. Johnson
TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION, AMENDMENTS 91 AND 101, TO PROVIDE THAT PROCEEDS MAY BE APPLIED TO MULTILANE HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB73
Sponsor: B. Sample
TO AMEND THE LAW RELATED TO CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENTS; TO PROVIDE FOR STATE ENTITY TRANSFERS; AND TO AMEND DEFINITIONS.
BILL: SB30
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACTS AND OUTSIDE VENDORS.
BILL: SB12
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO AMEND ELECTION LAW; TO CREATE MODIFIED ELECTION PROCEDURES DURING AN EMERGENCY DECLARED UNDER THE ARKANSAS EMERGENCY SERVICES ACT OF 1973; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.