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EDUCATION COMMITTEE- HOUSE


Archive of Bills Referred


Bill No.
Bill Subtitle
Sponsor
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
BILL: HB1377
Sponsor: Murdock
TO ALLOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BE GRANTED THE SAME WAIVERS THAT ARE GRANTED TO AN OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL THAT DRAWS STUDENTS FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.
BILL: HB1779
Sponsor: Tosh
TO AMEND THE WAY THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM — PART 2 AWARD AMOUNTS ARE DISTRIBUTED.
Monday, March 30, 2015
BILL: HB1961
Sponsor: Leding
TO ADOPT THE STUDENT ONLINE PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION ACT.
BILL: HB1663
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING UNITED STATES HISTORY COURSES IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
BILL: SB776
Sponsor: Elliott
TO PROVIDE FOR IN-STATE, IN-COUNTY, IN-DISTRICT, LOCAL, OR RESIDENT TUITION FOR VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS, REGARDLESS OF RESIDENCE.
TO ESTABLISH THAT THE EMERGENCY OR SECURITY PLAN FOR A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION IS EXEMPT FROM THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Friday, March 27, 2015
BILL: HB1597
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO REQUIRE SICK LEAVE THAT IS TRANSFERRED WHEN AN EMPLOYEE CHANGES SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO BE USED FIRST.
BILL: HB1527
Sponsor: Gossage
TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY TO SCHOOL DISTRICT IN SCHEDULING ART, MUSIC, AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
BILL: HB1600
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO PROMOTE EFFICIENCY IN REPORTING BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR PUBLIC SCHOOL.
BILL: HB1241
Sponsor: Lowery
TO DELAY THE USE OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR ASSESSMENT OF READINESS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS (PARCC) ASSESSMENT.
BILL: SB968
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND TITLE 6, CHAPTER 14, OF THE ARKANSAS CODE.
BILL: SB961
Sponsor: E. Cheatham
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS STANDARDS FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
BILL: SB858
Sponsor: E. Cheatham
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
BILL: HB1750
Sponsor: D. Ferguson
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING GOVERNING BOARDS OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1653
Sponsor: Baltz
TO CREATE THE 2015 SCHOOL SAFETY ACT.
BILL: SB788
Sponsor: Elliott
TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING SCREENING FOR DYSLEXIA; AND TO CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO SCREEN STUDENTS FOR DYSLEXIA.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
BILL: SB813
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING NORM-REFERENCED ASSESSMENTS.
BILL: SB926
Sponsor: J. Cooper
TO REPEAL THE POSITION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT COORDINATOR.
BILL: SB891
Sponsor: J. English
TO ESTABLISH THE WORKFORCE INITIATIVE ACT OF 2015.
BILL: SB859
Sponsor: E. Cheatham
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PROVISIONAL POSITIONS FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB857
Sponsor: E. Cheatham
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF VEHICLES FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB812
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS PROGRAM.
BILL: SB546
Sponsor: J. English
TO CHANGE REFERENCES TO GENERAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE ARKANSAS CODE TO HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY.
BILL: SB212
Sponsor: Elliott
TO ESTABLISH A STATEWIDE REENGAGEMENT PROGRAM; TO INCREASE HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION THROUGH THE DIFFERENTIATED PATHWAY TO A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA PROGRAM.
Monday, March 23, 2015
BILL: SB744
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO ADD AN OPTION FOR ISSUING A STANDARD TEACHING LICENSE FOR NONTRADITIONAL LICENSURE PROGRAMS.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
BILL: SB878
Sponsor: Rapert
TO REQUIRE A STUDENT TO PASS THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP CIVICS TEST PRODUCED BY THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATIONS SERVICES BEFORE HE OR SHE RECEIVES A DIPLOMA FROM A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR A GENERAL EDUCATION DIPLOMA
BILL: SB847
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO ADOPT A RIGHT OF ACCESS FOR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
BILL: HB2005
Sponsor: Deffenbaugh
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PERSONAL FINANCE COURSES IN PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS.
BILL: HB1991
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING DUTY-FREE LUNCH PERIODS FOR CLASSIFIED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES.
BILL: HB1857
Sponsor: Murdock
TO MODIFY THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ISOLATED FUNDING AND ISOLATED SPECIAL NEEDS FUNDING, INCLUDING THE DISTRIBUTION OF THOSE FUNDS.
BILL: HB1837
Sponsor: M.J. Gray
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ACT PREPARATORY TRAINING.
BILL: HB1791
Sponsor: Vines
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING HAZING.
BILL: HB1748
Sponsor: Tucker
CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ARKANSAS P20W EDUCATIONAL DATA SYSTEM; AND TO IMPLEMENT THE ARKANSAS P20W EDUCATIONAL DATA SYSTEM ACT.
BILL: SB953
Sponsor: Elliott
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SCHOOL OF INNOVATION.
BILL: SB789
Sponsor: J. Hendren
TO ESTABLISH THE OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL FACILITIES FUNDING AID PROGRAM.
BILL: HB2007
Sponsor: Scott
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
BILL: HB1970
Sponsor: Lowery
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING POSTSECONDARY REMEDIATION.
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS RELATED FOR NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH STATE CATEGORICAL FUNDING.
BILL: HB1860
Sponsor: Murdock
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ADEQUACY AND EQUITY IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1856
Sponsor: Murdock
TO REMOVE TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FROM THE FOUNDATION FUNDING CALCULATION AND CREATE A TRANSPORTATION CATEGORICAL FUNDING; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1806
Sponsor: Vaught
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE.
BILL: HB1726
Sponsor: Gossage
TO MODIFY THE PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ASSESSMENTS.
BILL: HB1780
Sponsor: Tosh
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE TEACHER EXCELLENCE AND SUPPORT SYSTEM.
Monday, March 16, 2015
BILL: SB695
Sponsor: S. Flowers
TO AMEND THE DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN FEES, PENALTIES, AND FINES RELATING TO ELECTRONIC GAMES OF SKILL; TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR LAND-GRANT MATCH PAYMENTS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB371
Sponsor: J. English
TO ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO USE CERTAIN CATEGORICAL FUNDS FOR PARTNERSHIPS WITH STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO OFFER CONCURRENT COURSES OR OTHER TECHNICAL EDUCATION OPTIONS.
BILL: SB368
Sponsor: J. English
TO CREATE A COMPREHENSIVE STATEWIDE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM; TO COORDINATE VARIOUS WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS; TO CREATE AN OFFICE OF SKILLS DEVELOPMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB226
Sponsor: Irvin
TO EXPAND THE ARKANSAS COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS PLANNING PROGRAM BY ALLOWING PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO USE THE ASPIRE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE ACT EXPLORE AND ACT PLAN OR PSAT.
BILL: SB154
Sponsor: D. Johnson
TO ESTABLISH ADULT EDUCATION CHARTER SCHOOLS.
BILL: HB1999
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO AMEND THE TEACHER EXCELLENCE AND SUPPORT SYSTEM.
BILL: HB1913
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES.
BILL: HB1911
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ALTERNATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS.
BILL: HB1862
Sponsor: Murdock
TO REQUIRE THAT ISOLATED FUNDING AND ISOLATED SPECIAL NEEDS FUNDING ARE CONSIDERED A PART OF ADEQUACY AND ARE GIVEN THE SAME INFLATIONARY ADJUSTMENT.
BILL: HB1861
Sponsor: Murdock
TO ESTABLISH A MAXIMUM TEACHER SALARY SCHEDULE.
BILL: HB1859
Sponsor: Murdock
TO REPEAL ACT 1204 OF 2007.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
BILL: SB1038
Sponsor: D. Johnson
TO CLARIFY THAT ACCREDITATION IN ARKANSAS IS DONE BY AN ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
BILL: SB999
Sponsor: Maloch
TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT CONCERNING WORKING PAPERS RELATED TO AUDIT REPORTS FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
BILL: SB894
Sponsor: Files
TO PROMOTE PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB366
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION TO A TEACHER IN GRADES SEVEN THROUGH TWELVE (7-12) WHO ELECTS TO TEACH MORE THAN THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERMITTED.
BILL: HB1758
Sponsor: Davis
TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A PERSONAL FINANCE COURSE.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
BILL: SB681
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO MODIFY THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR A PERSON TO SERVE AS THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB591
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO ALLOW LICENSED TEACHERS, INCLUDING LONG-TERM SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS AND RETIRED TEACHERS ACTING AS SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, TO SERVE AS PROCTORS DURING THE ADMINISTRATION OF STATEWIDE TESTS OR ASSESSMENTS.
BILL: SB623
Sponsor: B. Pierce
TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION FROM MEMBERS FOR MEMBERS OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
BILL: SB535
Sponsor: J. Hendren
TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO INCREASE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT CONTRIBUTION TO EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE BY THE SAME AMOUNT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT INCREASES AN EMPLOYEE’S SALARY.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
BILL: SB634
Sponsor: D. Sanders
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS REGISTERED VOLUNTEERS PROGRAM ACT.
BILL: HB1998
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ADOPT ONLY COMPLETE SETS OF STANDARDS; TO PROVIDE A FISCAL IMPACT FOR NEW STANDARDS BEFORE THEY ARE ADOPTED; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1996
Sponsor: V. Flowers
TO AMEND THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION CONCERNING A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR PUBLIC SCHOOL IN ACADEMIC DISTRESS.
BILL: HB1968
Sponsor: G. Hodges
ARKANSAS TEACHER PREPARATION QUALITY ACT.
BILL: HB1967
Sponsor: Bentley
TO REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO DISCONTINUE THE ADOPTION OF THE NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1961
Sponsor: Leding
TO ADOPT THE STUDENT ONLINE PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION ACT.
BILL: HB1957
Sponsor: G. Hodges
TO DETERMINE A TIME FRAME FOR A PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE TO OPT IN OR OPT OUT OF MEMBERSHIP IN A LABOR ORGANIZATION.
BILL: HB1944
Sponsor: Gonzales
AN ACT TO CREATE THE DEMOGRAPHIC PREFERENCE DISCLOSURE ACT.
BILL: HB1905
Sponsor: Walker
TO SPECIFY QUALIFICATIONS FOR A SUPERINTENDENT IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT OF ONE THOUSAND (1000) STUDENTS OR MORE.
BILL: HB1895
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO AMEND THE COLLEGE AND CAREER COACHES PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1892
Sponsor: G. Hodges
TO PROVIDE A RIGHT OF COUNSEL FOR STUDENTS DURING DISCIPLINARY APPEAL PROCEEDINGS AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
BILL: HB1074
Sponsor: K. Hendren
TO PROHIBIT THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT FROM ACQUIRING, HOLDING, BUYING, RENTING, OR LEASING REAL PROPERTY LOCATED OUTSIDE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.
Monday, March 9, 2015
BILL: HB1840
Sponsor: Murdock
TO AMEND THE DEFINITIONS UNDER THE ARKANSAS FISCAL ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1842
Sponsor: Murdock
TO CLARIFY TERMS UNDER THE ARKANSAS FISCAL ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1836
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS GOVERNOR’S SCHOLARS PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1828
Sponsor: Lowery
TO ENSURE THAT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OF STUDENTS IS PROTECTED.
BILL: HB1779
Sponsor: Tosh
TO AMEND THE WAY THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM — PART 2 AWARD AMOUNTS ARE DISTRIBUTED.
BILL: HB1778
Sponsor: Tosh
TO REQUIRE A STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION THAT REQUIRES COMPLETION OF AN ESSAY FOR AN INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIP TO RETAIN THE ESSAY FOR ONE (1) YEAR.
BILL: HB1757
Sponsor: Davis
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM — PART 2.
BILL: HB1750
Sponsor: D. Ferguson
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING GOVERNING BOARDS OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Friday, March 6, 2015
BILL: HR1040
Sponsor: Vines
TO CONGRATULATE LAKESIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL AS A "HIGH-ACHIEVING OVERALL SCHOOL" AND AS RECIPIENT OF AN ARKANSAS SCHOOL RECOGNITION PROGRAM AWARD.
BILL: HB1734
Sponsor: Dotson
TO PROMOTE THE FREE MARKET COMPETITION OF STUDENT COURSE MATERIALS; AND TO PROHIBIT THE COST OF STUDENT COURSE MATERIALS FROM BEING ADDED TO A STUDENT'S BILLING ACCOUNT.
BILL: HB1733
Sponsor: Cozart
TO ESTABLISH THE ACHIEVEMENT SCHOOL DISTRICT.
BILL: HB1713
Sponsor: Eubanks
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
BILL: SB331
Sponsor: J. Hendren
TO ALLOW FREEDOM OF PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS IN ARKANSAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1694
Sponsor: C. Fite
TO ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICT ENROLLMENT BY FOSTER CHILDREN; TO ALLOW THE PAYMENT OF STATE FOUNDATION FUNDING; AND TO ENSURE CONTINUITY OF EDUCATION.
BILL: HB1685
Sponsor: C. Douglas
AN ACT TO INCLUDE DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS IN THE CURRICULUM FOR HEALTH.
BILL: HB1683
Sponsor: C. Douglas
CONCERNING A SCHOOL DISTRICT'S ANTIBULLYING POLICY AND THE RELEASE OF THE NAME OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT HOLDER WHO BULLIED ANOTHER STUDENT THROUGH AN ELECTRONIC ACT OVER SOCIAL MEDIA.
BILL: HB1664
Sponsor: G. Hodges
TO PRESERVE COMPETITION IN SELLING GROUP INSURANCE POLICIES TO INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
BILL: HB1663
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1650
Sponsor: Ratliff
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR LICENSED PERSONNEL AND CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
BILL: HB1661
Sponsor: Jett
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING TUITION WAIVERS FOR ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIERS AND AIRMEN.
BILL: HB1653
Sponsor: Baltz
TO CREATE THE 2015 SCHOOL SAFETY ACT.
BILL: HB1652
Sponsor: Ratliff
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE TEACHER EXCELLENCE AND SUPPORT SYSTEM.
BILL: HB1651
Sponsor: Ratliff
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING TEACHER LICENSURE, TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS, AND EDUCATOR ETHICS VIOLATIONS.
BILL: HB1372
Sponsor: D. Meeks
CONCERNING THE CARRYING OF A CONCEALED HANDGUN BY A CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSEE ON THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE SCHOOL.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
BILL: HB1640
Sponsor: Murdock
TO REQUIRE THE COMMISSION FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION TO ESTABLISH A MAXIMUM ONE-WAY TRANSPORTATION TIME FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
BILL: HB1623
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND THE MINIMUM TEACHER COMPENSATION SCHEDULE.
BILL: HB1622
Sponsor: Sabin
TO ADVANCE THE UNDERSTANDING OF PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AMONG PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS; TO REQUIRE A COURSE IN PERSONAL FINANCE AS A REQUIREMENT OF GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL.
BILL: HR1032
Sponsor: Wallace
CONGRATULATING THE MANILA HIGH SCHOOL LIONS AS CLASS 3A BOYS' DISTRICT AND REGIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS.
BILL: HB1611
Sponsor: Ratliff
TO CLARIFY LAWS CONCERNING VACANCIES ON A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
BILL: HB1605
Sponsor: Tucker
TO PROMOTE TRANSPARENCY BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION OR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WHEN A SCHOOL DISTRICT IS TAKEN OVER BY THE STATE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1602
Sponsor: Johnson
TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT DETACHMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1600
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO PROMOTE EFFICIENCY IN REPORTING BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR PUBLIC SCHOOL.
BILL: HB1597
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO REQUIRE SICK LEAVE THAT IS TRANSFERRED WHEN AN EMPLOYEE CHANGES SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO BE USED FIRST.
BILL: HB1596
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PROVIDE UP TO TEN (10) LEGISLATIVE DAYS PER SCHOOL YEAR PER SCHOOL DISTRICT.
BILL: HB1595
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO REQUIRE A COMPREHENSIVE ONLINE SURVEY TO BE CONDUCTED AND INCLUDED IN THE COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN DEVELOPED BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT.
BILL: HB1593
Sponsor: Ballinger
TO ADD PRIVATE SCHOOLS AS A SCHOOL CHOICE OPTION; TO MODIFY THE TRANSFER CAP; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HCR1008
Sponsor: C. Douglas
ESTABLISHING "TAKE YOUR LEGISLATOR TO SCHOOL MONTH" TO FOSTER AND PROMOTE PRODUCTIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND PUBLIC SCHOOL OFFICIALS.
BILL: HB1586
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATIVE CONSOLIDATION LIST FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
BILL: HB1583
Sponsor: Gossage
TO AMEND THE LAWS PERTAINING TO A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER; TO AMEND THE LAWS PERTAINING TO JURISDICTION TO MAKE AN ARREST OR ISSUE A CITATION; TO PERMIT THE ISSUANCE OF A CITATION BY A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER ON A SCHOOL TRIP.
Monday, March 2, 2015
BILL: SB205
Sponsor: Rice
TO ENSURE THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT CAN DONATE BUILDINGS OR REAL PROPERTY TO AN INCORPORATED TOWN.
BILL: HB1581
Sponsor: Gillam
TO CREATE THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE REALIGNMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
BILL: HB1552
Sponsor: House
TO ESTABLISH THE SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.
BILL: HB1545
Sponsor: Sabin
TO CLARIFY THAT THE TEACHER COMPENSATION SCHEDULE, NOT THE STATE GRADE CLASSIFICATION SCALE, AND LOW-INCOME SCHOOL STATUS ARE APPLICABLE TO THE C-STEP PROGRAM AND THE ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD YOUTH CHALLENGE PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1542
Sponsor: K. Hendren
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO REPORT TUITION AND MANDATORY FEES, INCLUDING CHANGES, FOR EACH STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
BILL: HB1539
Sponsor: Della Rosa
TO PROVIDE FOR PETITION FOR EARLY ADMISSION TO KINDERGARTEN UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1370
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL FINANCIAL ACCOUNT AND REPORTING ACT OF 2004; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1366
Sponsor: Branscum
TO MAKE CHANGES TO PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS.
BILL: HR1029
Sponsor: Lampkin
HONORING DR. H. JACKSON LASSITER FOR HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO UPON HIS RETIREMENT AS CHANCELLOR.
BILL: HB1534
Sponsor: D. Ferguson
TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD TO DEVELOP AN ACTION PLAN TO ADDRESS THE PREVENTION OF UNPLANNED PREGNANCY.
BILL: HB1527
Sponsor: Gossage
TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY TO SCHOOL DISTRICT IN SCHEDULING ART, MUSIC, AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION.
BILL: HB1526
Sponsor: Gossage
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS.
BILL: HB1525
Sponsor: Gossage
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES.
Friday, February 27, 2015
BILL: HB1516
Sponsor: Leding
TO PROMOTE TRANSPARENCY IN LOTTERIES CONDUCTED BY PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS.
BILL: HB1515
Sponsor: Leding
CONCERNING ON-CAMPUS STANDARDS FOR ACCREDITATION OF ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS REVIEWS.
BILL: HB1495
Sponsor: D. Douglas
TO ALLOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT THE OPTION OF ALLOWING ADVERTISING ON SCHOOL BUSES.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
BILL: SB511
Sponsor: K. Ingram
CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO REFINANCE OUTSTANDING OBLIGATIONS.
BILL: SB342
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL RECOGNITION AND REWARD PROGRAM.
BILL: SB325
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO ENSURE THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT IS NOT IN VIOLATION OF THE STANDARDS OF ACCREDITATION FOR ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS IF A SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFERS A COURSE BUT NO STUDENTS ENROLL IN THE COURSE.
BILL: SB211
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO REQUIRE AN ECONOMIC SECURITY REPORT OF EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS OUTCOMES FOR DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES EARNED AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO ALLOW STUDENTS AND PARENTS TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS.
BILL: SB179
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT SUBJECT TO A DESEGREGATION ORDER TO NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TO PROVIDE A COPY OF THE DESEGREGATION ORDER; TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 2013; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1485
Sponsor: Lampkin
TO ESTABLISH THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON THE BEST PRACTICES FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
BILL: HB1444
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL NURSES.
BILL: HB1443
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO ENSURE THAT SCHOOL NURSES HAVE ACCESS TO APPROPRIATE FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT THAT ENABLE THEM TO DO THEIR JOB.
BILL: HB1442
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
BILL: HB1439
Sponsor: Lampkin
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING BOOK DEPOSITORIES.
BILL: HR1025
Sponsor: Tucker
TO HONOR ARKANSAS NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED TEACHERS AND TO RECOGNIZE THEIR POSITIVE IMPACT ON ARKANSAS STUDENTS.
Monday, February 23, 2015
BILL: HB1372
Sponsor: D. Meeks
CONCERNING THE CARRYING OF A CONCEALED HANDGUN BY A CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSEE ON THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE SCHOOL.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
BILL: HB1419
Sponsor: McNair
CONCERNING THE PARTICIPATION OF A MEMBER OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS WHEN THE MEMBER IS NOT PHYSICALLY PRESENT AT THE MEETING.
BILL: SB265
Sponsor: E. Cheatham
CONCERNING THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SYSTEM EVERSITY; TO ALLOW THE EVERSITY TO BE ESTABLISHED AND RECOGNIZED; TO EXEMPT THE EVERSITY FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF LAW.
BILL: HB1408
Sponsor: Cozart
TO MODIFY THE PERSONNEL POLICY REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOLS DISTRICTS.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
BILL: HB1395
Sponsor: Gossage
TO PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH DIABETES BY AUTHORIZING CERTAIN PUBLIC SCHOOL PERSONNEL TO BE TRAINED IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF INSULIN AND GLUCAGON.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
BILL: HB1393
Sponsor: House
TO ENSURE THAT STATE FUNDING IS NOT PROVIDED FOR COSMETOLOGY COURSES OR BARBER COURSES THAT ARE OFFERED AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
BILL: HB1382
Sponsor: Gossage
TO ALLOW THE ARKANSAS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY TO ENTER INTO A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AND A PUBLIC-PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENHANCING LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
BILL: HB1381
Sponsor: Bell
TO REPEAL PROVISIONS OF STATE LAW THAT REQUIRE TESTING OF HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS.
BILL: HB1377
Sponsor: Murdock
TO ALLOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BE GRANTED THE SAME WAIVERS THAT ARE GRANTED TO AN OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL THAT DRAWS STUDENTS FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
BILL: HB1372
Sponsor: D. Meeks
CONCERNING THE CARRYING OF A CONCEALED HANDGUN BY A CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSEE ON THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE SCHOOL.
BILL: HB1370
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL FINANCIAL ACCOUNT AND REPORTING ACT OF 2004; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
BILL: HR1017
Sponsor: B. Overbey
TO RECOGNIZE FEBRUARY 2015 AS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION MONTH.
BILL: HB1366
Sponsor: Branscum
TO MAKE CHANGES TO PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS.
BILL: HR1015
Sponsor: Ratliff
RECOGNIZING NATIONAL FFA WEEK.
BILL: HB1358
Sponsor: Ratliff
TO MODIFY STATUTORY PROVISIONS RELATED TO THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS; AND TO CLARIFY REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OATH OF OFFICE OF MEMBERS OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
BILL: HB1354
Sponsor: Johnson
TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT DETACHMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1347
Sponsor: Fielding
TO ALLOW PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATEWIDE TRANSFER AGREEMENT.
Monday, February 9, 2015
BILL: HB1313
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO ALLOW SCHOOL DAYS TO BE MADE-UP IN SIXTY-MINUTE INCREMENTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB160
Sponsor: Bledsoe
TO ALLOW SCHOOL VACATIONS TO LAST SEVEN (7) WEEKS IN SCHOOLS THAT OPERATE ON A TWELVE-MONTH CALENDAR.
BILL: HB1312
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO PROVIDE AN AUTOMATIC WAIVER FROM ADMINISTRATIVE CONSOLIDATION OR REORGANIZATION FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT PLACED ON THE CONSOLIDATION LIST UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
BILL: SB180
Sponsor: E. Williams
TO PROVIDE SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH FLEXIBILITY IN DETERMINING WHETHER OR NOT TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY INCLEMENT WEATHER DAY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1273
Sponsor: Harris
TO PROVIDE FOR THE VOLUNTARY STUDENT EXPRESSION OF RELIGIOUS VIEWPOINTS OF STUDENTS IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT.
BILL: HB1272
Sponsor: Harris
TO ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO RECOGNIZE AND EDUCATE STUDENTS ON TRADITIONAL WINTER CELEBRATIONS.
BILL: HB1263
Sponsor: Cozart
TO PROVIDE A WAIVER FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT FROM AN ADMINISTRATIVE CONSOLIDATION OR REORGANIZATION UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
BILL: HB1256
Sponsor: Broadaway
TO ESTABLISH THE BUILDING BETTER FUTURES HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1255
Sponsor: Broadaway
TO ESTABLISH THE BUILDING BETTER FUTURES PROGRAM.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
BILL: HB1243
Sponsor: Lowery
TO PERMIT PRIVATE SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
BILL: HB1242
Sponsor: Lowery
TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CREATION OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BY DETACHING TERRITORY FROM AN EXISTING SCHOOL DISTRICT.
BILL: HB1241
Sponsor: Lowery
TO DELAY THE USE OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR ASSESSMENT OF READINESS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS (PARCC) ASSESSMENT.
Monday, February 2, 2015
BILL: HB1226
Sponsor: K. Hendren
TO DIRECT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ENSURE THAT A STUDENT IS TAUGHT TO MAKE CORRECT CHANGE AS A COMPONENT OF A MATHEMATICS COURSE AT SOME POINT IN HIS OR HER PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION.
BILL: HB1225
Sponsor: K. Hendren
TO REQUIRE A STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO REPORT ANY NEW FEES OR CHANGES TO EXISTING FEES CHARGED TO STUDENTS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT LEAST NINETY DAYS BEFORE THE NEW FEE OR CHANGED FEE IS IMPOSED.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
BILL: SB94
Sponsor: U. Lindsey
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PRIVATE RESIDENCE AND CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS.
BILL: SB76
Sponsor: Hester
TO ALLOW A PUBLIC SCHOOL TO EXCEED THE MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE AS ADOPTED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
BILL: SB30
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO CHANGE THE NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS REQUIRED FOR TEACHERS.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
BILL: HB1183
Sponsor: Gossage
TO REQUIRE EACH PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL AND PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL TO OFFER A COURSE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE; TO ESTABLISH A TASK FORCE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY
Monday, January 26, 2015
BILL: HB1011
Sponsor: Bell
TO GIVE THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION THE AUTHORITY TO APPROVE A SCHOLARSHIP HOLD FOR UP TO TWENTY-FOUR (24) MONTHS FOR MOST SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
BILL: HB1086
Sponsor: Branscum
TO CHANGE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT ISOLATED FUNDING.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
BILL: HB1080
Sponsor: D. Douglas
TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF ONGOING ACADEMIC RESEARCH AND STUDIES; AND TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967.
BILL: HB1077
Sponsor: Collins
CONCERNING THE POSSESSION OF A CONCEALED HANDGUN IN A UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, OR COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUILDING.
BILL: HB1074
Sponsor: K. Hendren
TO PROHIBIT THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT FROM ACQUIRING, HOLDING, BUYING, RENTING, OR LEASING REAL PROPERTY LOCATED OUTSIDE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.
Monday, January 12, 2015
BILL: HR1002
Sponsor: Cozart
TO CONGRATULATE THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES, AND THE ARTS ON BEING RANKED NUMBER TEN (10) IN THE COUNTRY BY THE DAILY BEAST IN ITS 2014 SURVEY OF “AMERICA’S TOP HIGH SCHOOLS”.
BILL: HB1052
Sponsor: K. Hendren
TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT FUNDS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
BILL: HB1051
Sponsor: K. Hendren
TO ESTABLISH THE PUBLIC SCHOOL EFFICIENCY AND EVALUATION TASK FORCE.
BILL: HB1050
Sponsor: K. Hendren
TO FIX THE TERM OF OFFICE FOR A MEMBER OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT THREE (3) YEARS.
BILL: HB1044
Sponsor: K. Hendren
TO REQUIRE THAT CURSIVE WRITING BE TAUGHT IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
BILL: HB1014
Sponsor: Gillam
TO EXEMPT STATE INSTITUTIONS, POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, AND ANY OTHER APPLICABLE ENTITY WITH TORT LIABILITY IMMUNITY FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO OBTAIN GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE WHEN OBTAINING A CHILD CARE FACILITY LICENSE.
BILL: HB1011
Sponsor: Bell
TO GIVE THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION THE AUTHORITY TO APPROVE A SCHOLARSHIP HOLD FOR UP TO TWENTY-FOUR (24) MONTHS FOR MOST SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS.