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Archive of Bills Referred



Bill No.
Bill Subtitle
Sponsor
Status
Monday, April 8, 2019
BILL: SB664
Sponsor: Elliott
TO REQUIRE THAT NEW INMATES RECEIVE READING ASSESSMENTS AND DYSLEXIA SCREENINGS; TO REQUIRE READING AND DYSLEXIA SERVICES; AND TO REQUIRE CORRECTIONS TEACHERS KNOW BEST PRACTICES OF SCIENCE-BASED READING INSTRUCTION.
BILL: SB605
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO AMEND THE NAME OF NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH STATE CATEGORICAL FUNDING.
BILL: HB1626
Sponsor: Cloud
CONCERNING THE OFFERING OF AN ACADEMIC STUDY OF THE BIBLE COURSE IF STUDENTS REQUEST THAT THE COURSE BE OFFERED.
Friday, April 5, 2019
BILL: HB1901
Sponsor: F. Allen
TO CREATE THE ACADEMIC SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIP.
BILL: HB1648
Sponsor: F. Allen
TO INCLUDE CERTAIN ARKANSAS CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS AND HEROES IN THE TEACHING MATERIALS REGARDING AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
BILL: SB677
Sponsor: Elliott
TO REQUIRE THAT YOUTHS UNDERGO READING ASSESSMENTS AND DYSLEXIA SCREENINGS; TO REQUIRE READING AND DYSLEXIA SERVICES; AND TO REQUIRE THAT DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES' TEACHERS KNOW BEST PRACTICES OF SCIENTIFIC READING INSTRUCTION.
BILL: SB619
Sponsor: L. Eads
TO AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
BILL: SB659
Sponsor: J. English
TO ALLOW A STATE-SUPPORTED TWO-YEAR INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO MARKET AND PROVIDE SERVICES TO ANY INDIVIDUAL IN ARKANSAS REGARDLESS OF THE SERVICE AREA IN WHICH THE INDIVIDUAL RESIDES.
BILL: SB638
Sponsor: J. English
CONCERNING THE INTERSTATE COMPACT ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN OF MILITARY FAMILIES; AND TO AMEND ASPECTS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE WITH RESPECT TO CHILDREN OF MILITARY FAMILIES WHO ARE ENROLLED IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL.
BILL: SB490
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO EXPAND THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
BILL: SB452
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO PREVENT A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT FROM USING PUBLIC FUNDS TO PAY THE PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP DUES OF A TEACHER OR A CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE.
BILL: HB1684
Sponsor: D. Douglas
TO ALLOW A STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO CLASSIFY CERTAIN STUDENTS AS IN-STATE FOR PURPOSES OF TUITION AND FEES AT A STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
BILL: SB535
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO REVISE THE METHOD BY WHICH THE ACADEMIC FACILITIES WEALTH INDEX IS CALCULATED.
BILL: HB1432
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS STUDENT PUBLICATIONS ACT.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
BILL: SB651
Sponsor: Caldwell
TO AMEND THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES FOR CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB593
Sponsor: G. Leding
CONCERNING TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS ON CHILD TRAFFICKING.
BILL: SB549
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE WITH RESPECT TO PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES.
BILL: SB483
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND REPORTING.
Monday, April 1, 2019
BILL: SB526
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO REQUIRE THE PRESENCE OF A FINANCIAL COUNSELOR UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS WHEN A STUDENT OF A STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION SIGNS A DOCUMENT TO BORROW A STUDENT EDUCATION LOAN.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
BILL: SB539
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP ACT.
BILL: SB603
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE CERTAIN LEVELS OF SUPPORT TO CERTAIN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS BASED ON READING SCORES; AND TO AMEND THE PURPOSES ON WHICH NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH STATE CATEGORICAL FUNDS MAY BE SPENT.
BILL: SB535
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO REVISE THE METHOD BY WHICH THE ACADEMIC FACILITIES WEALTH INDEX IS CALCULATED.
BILL: SB522
Sponsor: J. English
TO CREATE A COMPREHENSIVE STATEWIDE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM; TO COORDINATE VARIOUS WORKFORCE PROGRAMS; TO AMEND THE DUTIES OF THE CAREER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB449
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE SAFE SCHOOLS COMMITTEE.
BILL: HB1963
Sponsor: Gazaway
CONCERNING THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE; TO CREATE A SCHOOL SAFETY AND CRISIS LINE; AND TO CREATE A SCHOOL SAFETY AND CRISIS LINE FUND.
BILL: HB1959
Sponsor: Perry
TO AWARD TO A CHILD WHOSE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN IS A LICENSED TEACHER IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT IN ARKANSAS A DISCOUNTED TUITION RATE TO A STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN ARKANSAS.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
BILL: HB1508
Sponsor: A. Davis
TO ALLOW A HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENT APPROVED TO PARTICIPATE IN AN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITY AT A PRIVATE SCHOOL TO BEGIN PARTICIPATING IN AN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITY IMMEDIATELY UPON BEING APPROVED.
BILL: HB1934
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING AUDITS OF SCHOOLS.
BILL: HB1933
Sponsor: Gazaway
TO AMEND THE ANTI-BULLYING POLICY; TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER TO RECEIVE INFORMATION REGARDING SCHOOL SAFETY AND STUDENT DISCIPLINE; AND TO REQUIRE A BULLYING AND CYBERBULLYING PREVENTION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.
BILL: SB349
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE CERTAIN LEVELS OF SUPPORT TO CERTAIN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS BASED ON READING SCORES; AND TO AMEND THE PURPOSES ON WHICH NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH STATE CATEGORICAL FUNDS MAY BE SPENT.
Monday, March 25, 2019
BILL: SB538
Sponsor: J. Sturch
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE CODE WITH RESPECT TO OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL AND TRADITIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOL WAIVERS; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS CONCERNING SCHOOLS OF INNOVATION.
BILL: SB528
Sponsor: J. Dismang
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF A "STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION" WITH RESPECT TO THE FORMING OPEN AND ROBUST UNIVERSITY MINDS ACT.
BILL: SB392
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO REPEAL THE EXEMPTION TO CERTAIN LAWS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT RECOGNIZE IN THEIR POLICIES ORGANIZATIONS THAT REPRESENT TEACHERS IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE PURPOSE OF NEGOTIATING EDUCATIONAL MATTERS.
BILL: HB1903
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO PRESENT THE STANDARDS FOR ACCREDITATION TO THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AT CERTAIN TIMES.
BILL: HB1901
Sponsor: F. Allen
TO CREATE THE ACADEMIC SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIP.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
BILL: HB1897
Sponsor: Burch
CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1890
Sponsor: Della Rosa
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ESTABLISH IN THE STANDARDS FOR ACCREDITATION THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS THAT A TEACHER IN GRADES FIVE THROUGH TWELVE (5-12) IS PERMITTED TO TEACH PER SCHOOL DAY.
Monday, March 18, 2019
BILL: HB1467
Sponsor: Lowery
TO DEEM A STUDENT WITH AN INDIVIDUALIZED SERVICE PLAN ELIGIBLE FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1223
Sponsor: M. Gray
TO ALLOW CERTAIN PART-TIME PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1862
Sponsor: A. Collins
TO AMEND THE LAW TO ALLOW A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO BE RETURNED TO LOCAL CONTROL UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
BILL: HB1847
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO REVISE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS REGARDING SITE SELECTION FOR A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITY TO INCLUDE A TRAFFIC IMPACT ANALYSIS.
BILL: HB1551
Sponsor: Eubanks
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF RECORDS UNDER THE ARKANSAS JUVENILE CODE OF 1989; AND CONCERNING SCHOOL NOTIFICATION OF CERTAIN OFFENSES FOR WHICH A MINOR IS ADJUDICATED OR CONVICTED.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
BILL: SB478
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING WEIGHTED CREDIT.
BILL: SB477
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY.
BILL: SB381
Sponsor: Elliott
TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT ON A CHILD WITH A DISABILITY.
BILL: HB1832
Sponsor: Murdock
TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT CURRENTLY PAY A CERTAIN STARTING SALARY FOR TEACHERS.
BILL: HB1825
Sponsor: Jean
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PROVISIONAL POSITIONS FOR STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1824
Sponsor: McKenzie
TO ALLOW RECIPIENTS OF ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARSHIPS, ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARSHIPS, AND THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP TO CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE SCHOLARSHIPS WHILE ENROLLED PART-TIME.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
BILL: HB1808
Sponsor: Boyd
TO REPEAL UNCODIFIED ACTS 2015, NO. 863 CONCERNING PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES.
BILL: HB1807
Sponsor: Cozart
TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DESIGNATE A TIME EACH WEEK FOR INDIVIDUAL PLANNING TIME; AND TO AMEND THE DEFINITIONS OF "NONINSTRUCTIONAL DUTIES" AND "INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSES" WITH RESPECT TO PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
BILL: SB383
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO ALLOW PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND OPEN ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS TO ESTABLISH AND APPOINT AN INSTITUTIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.
BILL: HB1794
Sponsor: Scott
TO REQUIRE A STATE-SUPPORTED TWO-YEAR OR FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO DESIGNATE FROM AMONGST CURRENT STAFF MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION A HOMELESS AND FOSTER STUDENT LIAISON.
BILL: HB1790
Sponsor: Glover
TO REQUIRE A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT EXPELS A STUDENT TO OFFER TO THE EXPELLED STUDENT DIGITAL LEARNING COURSES OR ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR WHICH THE STUDENT MAY RECEIVE CREDIT.
BILL: HB1626
Sponsor: Cloud
CONCERNING THE OFFERING OF AN ACADEMIC STUDY OF THE BIBLE COURSE IF STUDENTS REQUEST THAT THE COURSE BE OFFERED.
Monday, March 11, 2019
BILL: HB1786
Sponsor: Boyd
TO REQUIRE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS TO REPORT CERTAIN INFORMATION REGARDING THE NUMBER AND PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO HAVE EXEMPTIONS FROM OR HAVE NOT PROVIDED PROOF OF REQUIRED VACCINATIONS.
BILL: HB1785
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO CREATE THE GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION RESIDENCY EXPANSION BOARD; TO REQUIRE THE BOARD TO DISTRIBUTE PLANNING GRANTS TO CERTAIN ENTITIES IN ORDER TO EXPAND FIRST-YEAR RESIDENCY PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS.
BILL: HB1779
Sponsor: Penzo
TO REPEAL OUTDATED PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE WITH RESPECT TO THE EXISTENCE OF CERTAIN POSTSECONDARY VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOLS, TECHNICAL INSTITUTES, AND COMPREHENSIVE LIFELONG LEARNING CENTERS.
BILL: HB1758
Sponsor: Richardson
TO CREATE A PILOT PROGRAM REGARDING INTRASTATE DISTRICT EXCHANGE EXPERIENCES.
BILL: HB1757
Sponsor: Godfrey
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING TEACHING LICENSES.
BILL: HB1685
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Thursday, March 7, 2019
BILL: SB384
Sponsor: J. English
TO PROVIDE FOR CONSISTENCY IN THE REIMBURSEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL COSTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE PLACED IN A RESIDENTIAL OR INPATIENT FACILITY THAT IS LOCATED IN A BORDERING STATE.
BILL: SB382
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO ALLOW FOR THE REINSTATEMENT OF A REVOKED TEACHING LICENSE UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
BILL: SB307
Sponsor: J. Sturch
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ETHICAL VIOLATIONS BY ARKANSAS EDUCATORS.
BILL: SB304
Sponsor: Bond
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HEALTHY LIFESTYLE EDUCATION ACT OF 2019; AND TO ENSURE THE HEALTH CURRICULUM IN ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS ADDRESSES CERTAIN HEALTH ISSUES FACING STUDENTS.
BILL: SB235
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO ALLOW SCHOOL EMPLOYEES TO ACT AS ELECTION OFFICIALS; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELECTION ADMINISTRATION.
BILL: SB233
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN ELECTIONS.
BILL: SB158
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING SCHOOL ELECTION ADMINISTRATION; AND TO CREATE UNIFORMITY IN ELECTION PROCEDURE.
BILL: HB1747
Sponsor: Dotson
TO EXPAND THE TYPES OF HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS AND EVENTS THAT MAY BE DISCUSSED, READ, OR POSTED IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDING OR CLASSROOM.
BILL: HB1730
Sponsor: G. Hodges
TO ALLOW AN AUTHORIZER TO TRANSFER AND ASSIGN A PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL'S CHARTER UNDER THE ARKANSAS QUALITY CHARTER SCHOOLS ACT OF 2013.
BILL: HB1409
Sponsor: Della Rosa
TO ALLOW FOR EXTENDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH UNSTRUCTURED SOCIAL TIME; TO REQUIRE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME FOR RECESS; AND TO CONSIDER SUPERVISION DURING UNSTRUCTURED SOCIAL TIME AS INSTRUCTIONAL.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
BILL: HB1726
Sponsor: Lowery
TO CREATE THE SAFE AND SOUND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1715
Sponsor: Murdock
CONCERNING ALTERNATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS; AND TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING JUVENILE OFFENDER EDUCATION IN AN ALTERNATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
BILL: HB1702
Sponsor: Speaks
TO AMEND PROVISIONS REGARDING THE PUBLICATION IN A NEWSPAPER OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT'S BOND SALE.
BILL: HB1701
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO PROHIBIT THE REQUIREMENT THAT A STUDENT PARTICIPATING IN AN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY, INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITY, OR ORGANIZED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PAY FOR INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP INSTRUCTION.
BILL: HB1700
Sponsor: Wooten
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO INFORM AN EDUCATIONAL ENTITY TO WHICH AN INDIVIDUAL IS APPLYING WHETHER THE INDIVIDUAL IS ELIGIBLE FOR EMPLOYMENT BASED ON THE RESULTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL'S BACKGROUND CHECKS.
BILL: HB1690
Sponsor: Hillman
TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES CUSTODIAL, MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND RENOVATION MANUAL; AND TO REQUIRE THAT PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS CONDUCT ROUTINE INSPECTIONS OF ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT.
BILL: HB1685
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1684
Sponsor: D. Douglas
TO ALLOW A STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO CLASSIFY CERTAIN STUDENTS AS IN-STATE FOR PURPOSES OF TUITION AND FEES AT A STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
Monday, March 4, 2019
BILL: HB1231
Sponsor: Lowery
TO ENSURE THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION OF A STUDENT JOURNALIST AT A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
BILL: HB1657
Sponsor: Vaught
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING EDUCATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
BILL: HB1648
Sponsor: F. Allen
TO INCLUDE CERTAIN ARKANSAS CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS AND HEROES IN THE TEACHING MATERIALS REGARDING AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL.
BILL: HB1647
Sponsor: F. Allen
TO AMEND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS REGARDING AN APPLICANT FOR THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP TO INCLUDE THE APPLICANT'S SUPERSCORE ON THE ACT.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
BILL: SB407
Sponsor: Bond
TO AMEND ELIGIBLE PROGRAMS OF STUDY FOR A STUDENT WHO RECEIVES AN ARKANSAS FUTURE GRANT; TO AMEND THE PROVISION RELATED TO THE MENTORING OF A STUDENT; AND TO AMEND THE PROVISION REGARDING REQUIRED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS.
BILL: SB343
Sponsor: J. Sturch
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS CONCURRENT CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP.
BILL: HB1638
Sponsor: F. Allen
TO AMEND PROVISIONS REGARDING THE ASSESSMENTS A PERSON MUST PASS IN ORDER TO OBTAIN A TEACHING LICENSE.
BILL: HB1629
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS' SAFETY, HEALTH, AND WELLNESS; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE WITH RESPECT TO PUBLIC SCHOOL NURSES.
BILL: HB1626
Sponsor: Cloud
CONCERNING THE OFFERING OF AN ACADEMIC STUDY OF THE BIBLE COURSE IF STUDENTS REQUEST THAT THE COURSE BE OFFERED.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
BILL: HB1617
Sponsor: Scott
TO REQUIRE THAT A PUBLIC SCHOOL ADOPT A POLICY THAT ADDRESSES TEEN DATING VIOLENCE; AND TO REQUIRE THAT SUCH A POLICY INCLUDE GUIDELINES THAT ADDRESS ALLEGED INCIDENTS OF TEEN DATING VIOLENCE.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
BILL: HB1600
Sponsor: G. Hodges
TO CONSIDER AN INDIVIDUAL WHO EARNS A TEACHING LICENSE UPON THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF AN ALTERNATIVE EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAM AN ELIGIBLE APPLICANT UNDER THE STATE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1573
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND AND UPDATE VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION.
BILL: HB1569
Sponsor: Dotson
TO ALLOW EXCESS FOOD DISTRIBUTION BY A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL TO A STUDENT WHO IS ENROLLED IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL OR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL.
Monday, February 25, 2019
BILL: HB1558
Sponsor: Lowery
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ADULT EDUCATION PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS TO ENSURE THAT MORE THAN ONE (1) ADULT EDUCATION PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL MAY OPERATE IN THIS STATE.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
BILL: SB316
Sponsor: Hill
TO ALLOW A STUDENT IN GRADE NINE (9) TO EARN CREDIT IN A COURSE THAT INCLUDES PERSONAL AND FAMILY FINANCE STANDARDS.
BILL: HB1551
Sponsor: Eubanks
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF RECORDS UNDER THE ARKANSAS JUVENILE CODE OF 1989; AND CONCERNING SCHOOL NOTIFICATION OF CERTAIN OFFENSES FOR WHICH A MINOR IS ADJUDICATED OR CONVICTED.
BILL: HB1544
Sponsor: S. Meeks
TO AMEND LAWS GOVERNING BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR LICENSED AND CLASSIFIED SCHOOL PERSONNEL.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
BILL: HB1537
Sponsor: Evans
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING STUDENT RESIDENCY, COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE, AND MINIMUM ENROLLMENT AGE.
BILL: HB1526
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF SCHOOL BUSES.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
BILL: HR1030
Sponsor: C. Cooper
TO RECOGNIZE AND CELEBRATE 2019 HOME SCHOOL DAY AT THE CAPITOL ON FEBRUARY 26, 2019.
BILL: HB1511
Sponsor: Lowery
TO REQUIRE THAT NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1509
Sponsor: A. Davis
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING USE OF HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDS; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PRIVATE RESIDENT AND CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS; AND TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.
BILL: HB1508
Sponsor: A. Davis
TO ALLOW A HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENT APPROVED TO PARTICIPATE IN AN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITY AT A PRIVATE SCHOOL TO BEGIN PARTICIPATING IN AN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITY IMMEDIATELY UPON BEING APPROVED.
BILL: HB1507
Sponsor: A. Davis
TO ALLOW A TRANSFERRING STUDENT TO PARTICIPATE IN AN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITY THAT WAS NOT OFFERED BY HIS OR HER RESIDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT IMMEDIATELY UPON BEING APPROVED TO PARTICIPATE.
Monday, February 18, 2019
BILL: SB140
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND CERTAIN LAWS REGARDING APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING PROGRAMS, SCHOOL APPROVAL, AND MEMBERSHIP ON BOARDS WITH RESPECT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CAREER EDUCATION.
BILL: HB1498
Sponsor: Speaks
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL COMPUTER NETWORK.
BILL: HB1167
Sponsor: L. Johnson
CONCERNING THE USE OF SUNSCREEN; AND TO PROTECT THE SKIN HEALTH OF THE STUDENTS OF ARKANSAS.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
BILL: SB250
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING EDUCATIONAL NEGLECT; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING REPORTS OF EDUCATIONAL NEGLECT MADE TO THE CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE.
BILL: SB202
Sponsor: K. Ingram
TO REPEAL THE PHILLIPS COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS BUILDING TRADES CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1485
Sponsor: Eubanks
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE WITH RESPECT TO PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING.
BILL: HB1468
Sponsor: Lowery
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE.
BILL: HB1467
Sponsor: Lowery
TO DEEM A STUDENT WITH AN INDIVIDUALIZED SERVICE PLAN ELIGIBLE FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1458
Sponsor: Richey
TO REQUIRE A LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PARTNER WITH A LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WITH JURISDICTION IN ORDER TO ENFORCE SCHOOL BUS SAFETY LAWS.
BILL: HB1457
Sponsor: Richey
TO PROVIDE THAT A STUDENT WHO TRANSFERS UNDER THE ARKANSAS OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OR THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT IS IMMEDIATELY ELIGIBLE FOR PARTICIPATION IN AN ATHLETIC ACTIVITY IF THE STUDENT MEETS CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS.
BILL: HB1456
Sponsor: Richey
TO REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ISSUE TEACHING LICENSES TO INDIVIDUALS LICENSED IN CONTIGUOUS STATES; AND TO REQUIRE THAT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION LOWER MINIMUM SCORES.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
BILL: HB1432
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS STUDENT PUBLICATIONS ACT.
BILL: HB1437
Sponsor: Dalby
CONCERNING SCHOOL SAFETY.
Monday, February 11, 2019
BILL: SB156
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO ESTABLISH THE FORMING OPEN AND ROBUST UNIVERSITY MINDS (FORUM) ACT.
BILL: HB1419
Sponsor: Lowery
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ENROLLMENT IN AN ACADEMIC COURSE AT A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR AN OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL OF A PRIVATE SCHOOL OR HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENT.
Friday, February 8, 2019
BILL: SB228
Sponsor: Hickey
TO SUBSTITUTE "UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT HOPE-TEXARKANA" FOR "UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT HOPE" IN THE ARKANSAS CODE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB199
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO REPEAL THE PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENT SERVICES ACT; AND TO CREATE THE SCHOOL COUNSELING IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2019.
BILL: SB135
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO REVISE THE METHOD OF FUNDING SECONDARY VOCATIONAL AREA CENTERS.
BILL: HB1416
Sponsor: Sorvillo
TO AMEND THE MAXIMUM AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT ARE SUBJECT TO MINIMUM AREA AND ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS.
BILL: HB1413
Sponsor: Lowery
TO PROHIBIT A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT OR AN OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL FROM CHARGING A PRIVATE SCHOOL OR A HOME SCHOOL STUDENT FOR THE COST OF AN ENDORSED CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSE.
BILL: HB1412
Sponsor: Eubanks
TO PROHIBIT A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT FROM USING PUBLIC FUNDS TO PAY A TEACHER'S OR CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE'S MEMBERSHIP DUES IN AN EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION.
BILL: HB1409
Sponsor: Della Rosa
TO ALLOW FOR EXTENDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH UNSTRUCTURED SOCIAL TIME; TO REQUIRE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME FOR RECESS; AND TO CONSIDER SUPERVISION DURING UNSTRUCTURED SOCIAL TIME AS INSTRUCTIONAL.
BILL: HB1408
Sponsor: Dotson
TO AMEND LAWS RELATED TO HIGHER EDUCATION.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
BILL: HB1404
Sponsor: Speaks
TO AMEND PROVISIONS REGARDING THE PUBLICATION IN A NEWSPAPER OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT'S BUDGET.
BILL: HB1400
Sponsor: Cozart
TO REQUIRE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION TO CONDUCT A BIENNIAL STUDY AND FILE A BIENNIAL REPORT REGARDING CERTAIN INFORMATION CONCERNING THE SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1398
Sponsor: S. Meeks
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING STUDENT ATTENDANCE AND DISCIPLINE.
BILL: HB1397
Sponsor: Cozart
TO EXPAND THE TYPE OF PLANNING TIME FOR WHICH A TEACHER MAY BE COMPENSATED IF THE TEACHER DOES NOT RECEIVE ALLOCATED PLANNING TIME.
BILL: HB1396
Sponsor: Bentley
TO ALLOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO IMPLEMENT A DRUG SCREENING REQUIREMENT FOR AN APPLICANT OR CURRENT EMPLOYEE OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT.
BILL: HB1392
Sponsor: Dalby
TO ALLOW FOR ALTERNATIVE COURSEWORK AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR AN INTERNSHIP OR EXTERNSHIP REQUIREMENT.
BILL: HB1390
Sponsor: Lowery
TO AMEND THE DATE ON WHICH PUBLIC SCHOOLS BEGIN THE SCHOOL YEAR; AND TO ALLOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO TRANSITION FROM A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF DAYS REQUIRED DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR TO A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF HOURS REQUIRED DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR.
Friday, February 1, 2019
BILL: HB1356
Sponsor: A. Davis
TO CREATE THE HUNGER-FREE STUDENTS' BILL OF RIGHTS; TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL TO PROVIDE A MEAL OR SNACK; TO ALLOW A SCHOOL TO COLLECT MONEY OWED; AND TO PROHIBIT A SCHOOL FROM STIGMATIZING A STUDENT UNABLE TO PAY FOR A MEAL.
BILL: HB1355
Sponsor: A. Davis
TO REPEAL THE FINANCING OF CERTAIN POSTSECONDARY OUT-OF-STATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS; AND TO CREATE THE MEDICAL STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT AND TUITION REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM ACT.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
BILL: SB181
Sponsor: J. English
TO REPEAL THE TECHNICAL CAREERS STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM.
BILL: SB153
Sponsor: J. English
TO REQUIRE SCHOOL-LEVEL IMPROVEMENT, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, CURRICULUM, AND GRADUATE STUDIES PLANS TO BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SCIENCE OF READING.
BILL: SB141
Sponsor: J. English
TO REQUIRE A STATE-SUPPORTED TECHNICAL INSTITUTE TO PROVIDE AN ENROLLED STUDENT WITH ELECTRONIC ACCESS TO THE ECONOMIC SECURITY REPORT OF EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS OUTCOMES PREPARED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES.
BILL: HB1319
Sponsor: Vaught
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS TEACHER OF THE YEAR ACT.
Monday, January 28, 2019
BILL: HB1268
Sponsor: Barker
TO REQUIRE SCHOOL-LEVEL IMPROVEMENT, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, CURRICULUM, AND GRADUATE STUDIES PLANS TO BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SCIENCE OF READING.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
BILL: SB108
Sponsor: J. English
TO REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE § 10-3-1002 CONCERNING AN ANNUAL EVALUATION OF VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL COURSES BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, AND THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION.
BILL: SB96
Sponsor: J. English
TO REPEAL THE HOUSING CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM CREATED FOR STATE-SUPPORTED TECHNICAL INSTITUTES THAT OFFER COURSES OF TRAINING IN THE BUILDING TRADES; AND TO REPEAL THE BUILDING TRADES REVOLVING FUND.
BILL: SB56
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
BILL: HB1231
Sponsor: Lowery
TO ENSURE THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION OF A STUDENT JOURNALIST AT A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
BILL: HB1223
Sponsor: M. Gray
TO ALLOW CERTAIN PART-TIME PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
BILL: HB1175
Sponsor: Evans
TO AMEND THE DEADLINE BY WHICH A STUDENT WHO HAS A PARENT OR GUARDIAN WHO RESIDES ON A MILITARY BASE MAY APPLY FOR A TRANSFER UNDER THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT AND THE ARKANSAS OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
BILL: HB1167
Sponsor: L. Johnson
CONCERNING THE USE OF SUNSCREEN; AND TO PROTECT THE SKIN HEALTH OF THE STUDENTS OF ARKANSAS.
BILL: HB1145
Sponsor: Cozart
TO CREATE THE TEACHER SALARY ENHANCEMENT ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Monday, January 14, 2019
BILL: HB1021
Sponsor: Dotson
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS REGARDING TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION REQUIRED OF A NEWLY ELECTED SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER.
BILL: HB1020
Sponsor: Warren
TO ALLOW OUT-OF-STATE TEACHING EXPERIENCE TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN DETERMINING A TEACHER'S SALARY SCHEDULE.
BILL: HB1019
Sponsor: Sorvillo
TO REQUIRE VIDEO CAMERAS IN CERTAIN CLASSROOMS UPON REQUEST.
BILL: HB1018
Sponsor: Sorvillo
TO AMEND THE POPULATION REQUIREMENTS THAT CONTROL THE NUMBER OF DIRECTORS WHO SERVE ON A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
BILL: HB1015
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO REQUIRE AN ELECTIVE JOURNALISM COURSE TO BE OFFERED EACH SCHOOL YEAR AT A PUBLIC SCHOOL THAT SERVES STUDENTS IN GRADES NINE THROUGH TWELVE (9-12).
BILL: HB1014
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO REQUIRE EACH PUBLIC SCHOOL TO PROVIDE THAT BLEEDING CONTROL TRAINING BE TAUGHT TO STUDENTS IN GRADES NINE THROUGH TWELVE (9-12).
BILL: HB1008
Sponsor: Dotson
TO AMEND THE DEADLINE BY WHICH NEWLY ELECTED SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS MUST OBTAIN REQUIRED AUDIT REPORT TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION.
BILL: HB1007
Sponsor: Dotson
TO ALLOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ADOPT A POLICY TO ACCEPT OUT-OF-STATE TEACHING EXPERIENCE FOR PURPOSES OF DETERMINING SALARY.
BILL: HB1003
Sponsor: Gazaway
TO AMEND THE ANTIBULLYING POLICY; TO REQUIRE ANTIBULLYING TRAINING; TO CREATE THE POSITIONS OF ANTIBULLYING SPECIALIST AND DISTRICT ANTIBULLYING COORDINATOR; AND TO ESTABLISH A WEEK OF KINDNESS.