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EDUCATION COMMITTEE- HOUSE


Archive of Bills Referred


Bill Number Bill Subtitle Sponsor
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
HB1377 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. Murdock Status
HB1779 TO AMEND THE WAY THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM — PART 2 AWARD AMOUNTS ARE DISTRIBUTED. Tosh Status
Monday, March 30, 2015
HB1961 TO ADOPT THE STUDENT ONLINE PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION ACT. Leding Status
HB1663 TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Cozart Status
SB1007 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING UNITED STATES HISTORY COURSES IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Collins-Smith Status
SB776 TO PROVIDE FOR IN-STATE, IN-COUNTY, IN-DISTRICT, LOCAL, OR RESIDENT TUITION FOR VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS, REGARDLESS OF RESIDENCE. Elliott Status
SB615 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. G. Stubblefield Status
Friday, March 27, 2015
HB1597 TO REQUIRE SICK LEAVE THAT IS TRANSFERRED WHEN AN EMPLOYEE CHANGES SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO BE USED FIRST. C. Douglas Status
HB1527 TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY TO SCHOOL DISTRICT IN SCHEDULING ART, MUSIC, AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION. Gossage Status
Thursday, March 26, 2015
HB1600 TO PROMOTE EFFICIENCY IN REPORTING BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR PUBLIC SCHOOL. C. Douglas Status
HB1241 TO DELAY THE USE OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR ASSESSMENT OF READINESS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS (PARCC) ASSESSMENT. Lowery Status
SB968 TO AMEND TITLE 6, CHAPTER 14, OF THE ARKANSAS CODE. J. English Status
SB961 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS STANDARDS FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS. E. Cheatham Status
SB858 AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION. E. Cheatham Status
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
HB1750 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING GOVERNING BOARDS OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. D. Ferguson Status
HB1653 TO CREATE THE 2015 SCHOOL SAFETY ACT. Baltz Status
SB788 TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING SCREENING FOR DYSLEXIA; AND TO CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO SCREEN STUDENTS FOR DYSLEXIA. Elliott Status
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
SB813 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING NORM-REFERENCED ASSESSMENTS. B. Johnson Status
SB926 TO REPEAL THE POSITION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT COORDINATOR. J. Cooper Status
SB891 TO ESTABLISH THE WORKFORCE INITIATIVE ACT OF 2015. J. English Status
SB859 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PROVISIONAL POSITIONS FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. E. Cheatham Status
SB857 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF VEHICLES FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. E. Cheatham Status
SB812 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS PROGRAM. B. Johnson Status
SB546 TO CHANGE REFERENCES TO GENERAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE ARKANSAS CODE TO HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY. J. English Status
SB212 TO ESTABLISH A STATEWIDE REENGAGEMENT PROGRAM; TO INCREASE HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION THROUGH THE DIFFERENTIATED PATHWAY TO A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA PROGRAM. Elliott Status
Monday, March 23, 2015
SB744 TO ADD AN OPTION FOR ISSUING A STANDARD TEACHING LICENSE FOR NONTRADITIONAL LICENSURE PROGRAMS. B. Johnson Status
Thursday, March 19, 2015
SB878 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 Rapert Status
SB847 TO ADOPT A RIGHT OF ACCESS FOR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS. A. Clark Status
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
HB2005 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PERSONAL FINANCE COURSES IN PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS. Deffenbaugh Status
HB1991 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING DUTY-FREE LUNCH PERIODS FOR CLASSIFIED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES. C. Douglas Status
HB1857 TO MODIFY THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ISOLATED FUNDING AND ISOLATED SPECIAL NEEDS FUNDING, INCLUDING THE DISTRIBUTION OF THOSE FUNDS. Murdock Status
HB1837 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ACT PREPARATORY TRAINING. M.J. Gray Status
HB1791 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING HAZING. Vines Status
HB1748 CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ARKANSAS P20W EDUCATIONAL DATA SYSTEM; AND TO IMPLEMENT THE ARKANSAS P20W EDUCATIONAL DATA SYSTEM ACT. Tucker Status
SB953 TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SCHOOL OF INNOVATION. Elliott Status
SB789 TO ESTABLISH THE OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL FACILITIES FUNDING AID PROGRAM. J. Hendren Status
HB2007 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING COMMUNITY COLLEGES. Scott Status
HB1970 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING POSTSECONDARY REMEDIATION. Lowery Status
HB1958 TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS RELATED FOR NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH STATE CATEGORICAL FUNDING. C. Armstrong Status
HB1860 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ADEQUACY AND EQUITY IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Murdock Status
HB1856 TO REMOVE TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FROM THE FOUNDATION FUNDING CALCULATION AND CREATE A TRANSPORTATION CATEGORICAL FUNDING; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Murdock Status
HB1806 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE. Vaught Status
HB1726 TO MODIFY THE PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ASSESSMENTS. Gossage Status
HB1780 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE TEACHER EXCELLENCE AND SUPPORT SYSTEM. Tosh Status
Monday, March 16, 2015
SB695 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. S. Flowers Status
SB371 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. J. English Status
SB368 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. J. English Status
SB226 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. Irvin Status
SB154 TO ESTABLISH ADULT EDUCATION CHARTER SCHOOLS. D. Johnson Status
HB1999 TO AMEND THE TEACHER EXCELLENCE AND SUPPORT SYSTEM. C. Douglas Status
HB1913 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES. C. Douglas Status
HB1911 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ALTERNATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS. C. Douglas Status
HB1862 TO REQUIRE THAT ISOLATED FUNDING AND ISOLATED SPECIAL NEEDS FUNDING ARE CONSIDERED A PART OF ADEQUACY AND ARE GIVEN THE SAME INFLATIONARY ADJUSTMENT. Murdock Status
HB1861 TO ESTABLISH A MAXIMUM TEACHER SALARY SCHEDULE. Murdock Status
HB1859 TO REPEAL ACT 1204 OF 2007. Murdock Status
Thursday, March 12, 2015
SB1038 TO CLARIFY THAT ACCREDITATION IN ARKANSAS IS DONE BY AN ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. D. Johnson Status
SB999 TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT CONCERNING WORKING PAPERS RELATED TO AUDIT REPORTS FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION. Maloch Status
SB894 TO PROMOTE PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Files Status
SB366 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. A. Clark Status
HB1758 TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A PERSONAL FINANCE COURSE. Davis Status
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
SB681 TO MODIFY THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR A PERSON TO SERVE AS THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. A. Clark Status
SB591 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. A. Clark Status
SB623 TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION FROM MEMBERS FOR MEMBERS OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS. B. Pierce Status
SB535 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. J. Hendren Status
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
SB634 TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS REGISTERED VOLUNTEERS PROGRAM ACT. D. Sanders Status
HB1998 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. C. Douglas Status
HB1996 TO AMEND THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION CONCERNING A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR PUBLIC SCHOOL IN ACADEMIC DISTRESS. V. Flowers Status
HB1968 ARKANSAS TEACHER PREPARATION QUALITY ACT. G. Hodges Status
HB1967 TO REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO DISCONTINUE THE ADOPTION OF THE NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Bentley Status
HB1961 TO ADOPT THE STUDENT ONLINE PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION ACT. Leding Status
HB1957 TO DETERMINE A TIME FRAME FOR A PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE TO OPT IN OR OPT OUT OF MEMBERSHIP IN A LABOR ORGANIZATION. G. Hodges Status
HB1944 AN ACT TO CREATE THE DEMOGRAPHIC PREFERENCE DISCLOSURE ACT. Gonzales Status
HB1905 TO SPECIFY QUALIFICATIONS FOR A SUPERINTENDENT IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT OF ONE THOUSAND (1000) STUDENTS OR MORE. Walker Status
HB1895 TO AMEND THE COLLEGE AND CAREER COACHES PROGRAM. J. Mayberry Status
HB1892 TO PROVIDE A RIGHT OF COUNSEL FOR STUDENTS DURING DISCIPLINARY APPEAL PROCEEDINGS AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION. G. Hodges Status
HB1074 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. K. Hendren Status
Monday, March 9, 2015
HB1840 TO AMEND THE DEFINITIONS UNDER THE ARKANSAS FISCAL ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM. Murdock Status
HB1842 TO CLARIFY TERMS UNDER THE ARKANSAS FISCAL ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM. Murdock Status
HB1836 TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS GOVERNOR’S SCHOLARS PROGRAM. Cozart Status
HB1828 TO ENSURE THAT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OF STUDENTS IS PROTECTED. Lowery Status
HB1779 TO AMEND THE WAY THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM — PART 2 AWARD AMOUNTS ARE DISTRIBUTED. Tosh Status
HB1778 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. Tosh Status
HB1757 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM — PART 2. Davis Status
HB1750 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING GOVERNING BOARDS OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. D. Ferguson Status
Friday, March 6, 2015
HR1040 TO CONGRATULATE LAKESIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL AS A "HIGH-ACHIEVING OVERALL SCHOOL" AND AS RECIPIENT OF AN ARKANSAS SCHOOL RECOGNITION PROGRAM AWARD. Vines Status
HB1734 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. Dotson Status
HB1733 TO ESTABLISH THE ACHIEVEMENT SCHOOL DISTRICT. Cozart Status
HB1713 TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION. Eubanks Status
Thursday, March 5, 2015
SB331 TO ALLOW FREEDOM OF PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS IN ARKANSAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. J. Hendren Status
HB1694 TO ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICT ENROLLMENT BY FOSTER CHILDREN; TO ALLOW THE PAYMENT OF STATE FOUNDATION FUNDING; AND TO ENSURE CONTINUITY OF EDUCATION. C. Fite Status
HB1685 AN ACT TO INCLUDE DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS IN THE CURRICULUM FOR HEALTH. C. Douglas Status
HB1683 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. C. Douglas Status
HB1664 TO PRESERVE COMPETITION IN SELLING GROUP INSURANCE POLICIES TO INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS. G. Hodges Status
HB1663 TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Cozart Status
HB1650 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR LICENSED PERSONNEL AND CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Ratliff Status
HB1661 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING TUITION WAIVERS FOR ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIERS AND AIRMEN. Jett Status
HB1653 TO CREATE THE 2015 SCHOOL SAFETY ACT. Baltz Status
HB1652 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE TEACHER EXCELLENCE AND SUPPORT SYSTEM. Ratliff Status
HB1651 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING TEACHER LICENSURE, TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS, AND EDUCATOR ETHICS VIOLATIONS. Ratliff Status
HB1372 CONCERNING THE CARRYING OF A CONCEALED HANDGUN BY A CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSEE ON THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE SCHOOL. D. Meeks Status
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
HB1640 TO REQUIRE THE COMMISSION FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION TO ESTABLISH A MAXIMUM ONE-WAY TRANSPORTATION TIME FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS. Murdock Status
HB1623 TO AMEND THE MINIMUM TEACHER COMPENSATION SCHEDULE. Cozart Status
HB1622 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. Sabin Status
HR1032 CONGRATULATING THE MANILA HIGH SCHOOL LIONS AS CLASS 3A BOYS' DISTRICT AND REGIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS. Wallace Status
HB1611 TO CLARIFY LAWS CONCERNING VACANCIES ON A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS. Ratliff Status
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
HB1605 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. Tucker Status
HB1602 TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT DETACHMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Johnson Status
HB1600 TO PROMOTE EFFICIENCY IN REPORTING BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR PUBLIC SCHOOL. C. Douglas Status
HB1597 TO REQUIRE SICK LEAVE THAT IS TRANSFERRED WHEN AN EMPLOYEE CHANGES SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO BE USED FIRST. C. Douglas Status
HB1596 TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PROVIDE UP TO TEN (10) LEGISLATIVE DAYS PER SCHOOL YEAR PER SCHOOL DISTRICT. C. Douglas Status
HB1595 TO REQUIRE A COMPREHENSIVE ONLINE SURVEY TO BE CONDUCTED AND INCLUDED IN THE COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN DEVELOPED BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT. C. Douglas Status
HB1593 TO ADD PRIVATE SCHOOLS AS A SCHOOL CHOICE OPTION; TO MODIFY THE TRANSFER CAP; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Ballinger Status
HCR1008 ESTABLISHING "TAKE YOUR LEGISLATOR TO SCHOOL MONTH" TO FOSTER AND PROMOTE PRODUCTIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND PUBLIC SCHOOL OFFICIALS. C. Douglas Status
HB1586 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATIVE CONSOLIDATION LIST FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS. C. Douglas Status
HB1583 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. Gossage Status
Monday, March 2, 2015
SB205 TO ENSURE THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT CAN DONATE BUILDINGS OR REAL PROPERTY TO AN INCORPORATED TOWN. Rice Status
HB1581 TO CREATE THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE REALIGNMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION. Gillam Status
HB1552 TO ESTABLISH THE SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES. House Status
HB1545 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. Sabin Status
HB1542 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. K. Hendren Status
HB1539 TO PROVIDE FOR PETITION FOR EARLY ADMISSION TO KINDERGARTEN UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Della Rosa Status
HB1370 TO AMEND THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL FINANCIAL ACCOUNT AND REPORTING ACT OF 2004; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Cozart Status
HB1366 TO MAKE CHANGES TO PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS. Branscum Status
HR1029 HONORING DR. H. JACKSON LASSITER FOR HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO UPON HIS RETIREMENT AS CHANCELLOR. Lampkin Status
HB1534 TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD TO DEVELOP AN ACTION PLAN TO ADDRESS THE PREVENTION OF UNPLANNED PREGNANCY. D. Ferguson Status
HB1527 TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY TO SCHOOL DISTRICT IN SCHEDULING ART, MUSIC, AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION. Gossage Status
HB1526 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS. Gossage Status
HB1525 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES. Gossage Status
Friday, February 27, 2015
HB1516 TO PROMOTE TRANSPARENCY IN LOTTERIES CONDUCTED BY PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS. Leding Status
HB1515 CONCERNING ON-CAMPUS STANDARDS FOR ACCREDITATION OF ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS REVIEWS. Leding Status
HB1495 TO ALLOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT THE OPTION OF ALLOWING ADVERTISING ON SCHOOL BUSES. D. Douglas Status
Thursday, February 26, 2015
SB511 CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO REFINANCE OUTSTANDING OBLIGATIONS. K. Ingram Status
SB342 TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL RECOGNITION AND REWARD PROGRAM. Irvin Status
SB325 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. A. Clark Status
SB211 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. A. Clark Status
SB179 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. A. Clark Status
HB1485 TO ESTABLISH THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON THE BEST PRACTICES FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION. Lampkin Status
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
HB1444 TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL NURSES. J. Mayberry Status
HB1443 TO ENSURE THAT SCHOOL NURSES HAVE ACCESS TO APPROPRIATE FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT THAT ENABLE THEM TO DO THEIR JOB. J. Mayberry Status
HB1442 TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE. J. Mayberry Status
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
HB1439 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING BOOK DEPOSITORIES. Lampkin Status
HR1025 TO HONOR ARKANSAS NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED TEACHERS AND TO RECOGNIZE THEIR POSITIVE IMPACT ON ARKANSAS STUDENTS. Tucker Status
Monday, February 23, 2015
HB1372 CONCERNING THE CARRYING OF A CONCEALED HANDGUN BY A CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSEE ON THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE SCHOOL. D. Meeks Status
Thursday, February 19, 2015
HB1419 CONCERNING THE PARTICIPATION OF A MEMBER OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS WHEN THE MEMBER IS NOT PHYSICALLY PRESENT AT THE MEETING. McNair Status
SB265 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. E. Cheatham Status
HB1408 TO MODIFY THE PERSONNEL POLICY REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOLS DISTRICTS. Cozart Status
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
HB1395 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. Gossage Status
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
HB1393 TO ENSURE THAT STATE FUNDING IS NOT PROVIDED FOR COSMETOLOGY COURSES OR BARBER COURSES THAT ARE OFFERED AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION. House Status
HB1382 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. Gossage Status
HB1381 TO REPEAL PROVISIONS OF STATE LAW THAT REQUIRE TESTING OF HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS. Bell Status
HB1377 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. Murdock Status
Thursday, February 12, 2015
HB1372 CONCERNING THE CARRYING OF A CONCEALED HANDGUN BY A CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSEE ON THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE SCHOOL. D. Meeks Status
HB1370 TO AMEND THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL FINANCIAL ACCOUNT AND REPORTING ACT OF 2004; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Cozart Status
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
HR1017 TO RECOGNIZE FEBRUARY 2015 AS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION MONTH. B. Overbey Status
HB1366 TO MAKE CHANGES TO PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS. Branscum Status
HR1015 RECOGNIZING NATIONAL FFA WEEK. Ratliff Status
HB1358 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. Ratliff Status
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
HB1354 TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT DETACHMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Johnson Status
HB1347 TO ALLOW PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATEWIDE TRANSFER AGREEMENT. Fielding Status
Monday, February 9, 2015
HB1313 TO ALLOW SCHOOL DAYS TO BE MADE-UP IN SIXTY-MINUTE INCREMENTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. C. Douglas Status
SB160 TO ALLOW SCHOOL VACATIONS TO LAST SEVEN (7) WEEKS IN SCHOOLS THAT OPERATE ON A TWELVE-MONTH CALENDAR. Bledsoe Status
HB1312 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. C. Douglas Status
Thursday, February 5, 2015
SB180 TO PROVIDE SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH FLEXIBILITY IN DETERMINING WHETHER OR NOT TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY INCLEMENT WEATHER DAY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. E. Williams Status
HB1273 TO PROVIDE FOR THE VOLUNTARY STUDENT EXPRESSION OF RELIGIOUS VIEWPOINTS OF STUDENTS IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT. Harris Status
HB1272 TO ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO RECOGNIZE AND EDUCATE STUDENTS ON TRADITIONAL WINTER CELEBRATIONS. Harris Status
HB1263 TO PROVIDE A WAIVER FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT FROM AN ADMINISTRATIVE CONSOLIDATION OR REORGANIZATION UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Cozart Status
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
HB1256 TO ESTABLISH THE BUILDING BETTER FUTURES HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM. Broadaway Status
HB1255 TO ESTABLISH THE BUILDING BETTER FUTURES PROGRAM. Broadaway Status
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
HB1243 TO PERMIT PRIVATE SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS. Lowery Status
HB1242 TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CREATION OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BY DETACHING TERRITORY FROM AN EXISTING SCHOOL DISTRICT. Lowery Status
HB1241 TO DELAY THE USE OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR ASSESSMENT OF READINESS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS (PARCC) ASSESSMENT. Lowery Status
Monday, February 2, 2015
HB1226 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. K. Hendren Status
HB1225 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. K. Hendren Status
Thursday, January 29, 2015
SB94 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PRIVATE RESIDENCE AND CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS. U. Lindsey Status
SB76 TO ALLOW A PUBLIC SCHOOL TO EXCEED THE MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE AS ADOPTED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES. Hester Status
SB30 TO CHANGE THE NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS REQUIRED FOR TEACHERS. B. Johnson Status
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
HB1183 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 Gossage Status
Monday, January 26, 2015
HB1011 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. Bell Status
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
HB1086 TO CHANGE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT ISOLATED FUNDING. Branscum Status
Thursday, January 15, 2015
HB1080 TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF ONGOING ACADEMIC RESEARCH AND STUDIES; AND TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967. D. Douglas Status
HB1077 CONCERNING THE POSSESSION OF A CONCEALED HANDGUN IN A UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, OR COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUILDING. Collins Status
HB1074 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. K. Hendren Status
Monday, January 12, 2015
HR1002 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”. Cozart Status
HB1052 TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT FUNDS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES. K. Hendren Status
HB1051 TO ESTABLISH THE PUBLIC SCHOOL EFFICIENCY AND EVALUATION TASK FORCE. K. Hendren Status
HB1050 TO FIX THE TERM OF OFFICE FOR A MEMBER OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT THREE (3) YEARS. K. Hendren Status
HB1044 TO REQUIRE THAT CURSIVE WRITING BE TAUGHT IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. K. Hendren Status
HB1014 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. Gillam Status
HB1011 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. Bell Status