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EDUCATION COMMITTEE- HOUSE


Bills Referred


Bill Number Bill Subtitle Sponsor
Monday, April 8, 2019
SB664 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. Elliott Status
SB605 TO AMEND THE NAME OF NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH STATE CATEGORICAL FUNDING. A. Clark Status
HB1626 CONCERNING THE OFFERING OF AN ACADEMIC STUDY OF THE BIBLE COURSE IF STUDENTS REQUEST THAT THE COURSE BE OFFERED. Cloud Status
Friday, April 5, 2019
HB1901 TO CREATE THE ACADEMIC SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIP. F. Allen Status
HB1648 TO INCLUDE CERTAIN ARKANSAS CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS AND HEROES IN THE TEACHING MATERIALS REGARDING AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL. F. Allen Status
Thursday, April 4, 2019
SB677 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. Elliott Status
SB619 TO AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD. L. Eads Status
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
SB659 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. J. English Status
SB638 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. J. English Status
SB490 TO EXPAND THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. K. Hammer Status
SB452 TO PREVENT A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT FROM USING PUBLIC FUNDS TO PAY THE PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP DUES OF A TEACHER OR A CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE. B. Davis Status
HB1684 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. D. Douglas Status
SB535 TO REVISE THE METHOD BY WHICH THE ACADEMIC FACILITIES WEALTH INDEX IS CALCULATED. B. Johnson Status
HB1432 TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS STUDENT PUBLICATIONS ACT. J. Mayberry Status
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
SB651 TO AMEND THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES FOR CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Caldwell Status
SB593 CONCERNING TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS ON CHILD TRAFFICKING. G. Leding Status
SB549 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE WITH RESPECT TO PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES. J. English Status
SB483 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND REPORTING. J. English Status
Monday, April 1, 2019
SB526 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. A. Clark Status
Thursday, March 28, 2019
SB539 TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP ACT. B. Johnson Status
SB603 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. A. Clark Status
SB535 TO REVISE THE METHOD BY WHICH THE ACADEMIC FACILITIES WEALTH INDEX IS CALCULATED. B. Johnson Status
SB522 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. J. English Status
SB449 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE SAFE SCHOOLS COMMITTEE. Irvin Status
HB1963 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. Gazaway Status
HB1959 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. Perry Status
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
HB1508 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. A. Davis Status
HB1934 TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING AUDITS OF SCHOOLS. Cozart Status
HB1933 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. Gazaway Status
SB349 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. A. Clark Status
Monday, March 25, 2019
SB538 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. J. Sturch Status
SB528 TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF A "STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION" WITH RESPECT TO THE FORMING OPEN AND ROBUST UNIVERSITY MINDS ACT. J. Dismang Status
SB392 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. B. Ballinger Status
HB1903 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. J. Mayberry Status
HB1901 TO CREATE THE ACADEMIC SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIP. F. Allen Status
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
HB1897 CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. Burch Status
HB1890 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. Della Rosa Status
Monday, March 18, 2019
HB1467 TO DEEM A STUDENT WITH AN INDIVIDUALIZED SERVICE PLAN ELIGIBLE FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. Lowery Status
HB1223 TO ALLOW CERTAIN PART-TIME PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. M. Gray Status
HB1862 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. A. Collins Status
HB1847 TO REVISE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS REGARDING SITE SELECTION FOR A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITY TO INCLUDE A TRAFFIC IMPACT ANALYSIS. J. Mayberry Status
HB1551 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. Eubanks Status
Thursday, March 14, 2019
SB478 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING WEIGHTED CREDIT. J. English Status
SB477 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY. J. English Status
SB381 TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT ON A CHILD WITH A DISABILITY. Elliott Status
HB1832 TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT CURRENTLY PAY A CERTAIN STARTING SALARY FOR TEACHERS. Murdock Status
HB1825 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. Jean Status
HB1824 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. McKenzie Status
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
HB1808 TO REPEAL UNCODIFIED ACTS 2015, NO. 863 CONCERNING PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES. Boyd Status
HB1807 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 Cozart Status
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
SB383 TO ALLOW PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND OPEN ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS TO ESTABLISH AND APPOINT AN INSTITUTIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. B. Davis Status
HB1794 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. Scott Status
HB1790 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. Glover Status
HB1626 CONCERNING THE OFFERING OF AN ACADEMIC STUDY OF THE BIBLE COURSE IF STUDENTS REQUEST THAT THE COURSE BE OFFERED. Cloud Status
Monday, March 11, 2019
HB1786 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. Boyd Status
HB1785 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. L. Johnson Status
HB1779 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. Penzo Status
HB1758 TO CREATE A PILOT PROGRAM REGARDING INTRASTATE DISTRICT EXCHANGE EXPERIENCES. Richardson Status
HB1757 TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING TEACHING LICENSES. Godfrey Status
HB1685 TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Cozart Status
Thursday, March 7, 2019
SB384 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. J. English Status
SB382 TO ALLOW FOR THE REINSTATEMENT OF A REVOKED TEACHING LICENSE UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS. B. Davis Status
SB307 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ETHICAL VIOLATIONS BY ARKANSAS EDUCATORS. J. Sturch Status
SB304 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. Bond Status
SB235 TO ALLOW SCHOOL EMPLOYEES TO ACT AS ELECTION OFFICIALS; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELECTION ADMINISTRATION. K. Hammer Status
SB233 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN ELECTIONS. K. Hammer Status
SB158 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING SCHOOL ELECTION ADMINISTRATION; AND TO CREATE UNIFORMITY IN ELECTION PROCEDURE. B. Ballinger Status
HB1747 TO EXPAND THE TYPES OF HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS AND EVENTS THAT MAY BE DISCUSSED, READ, OR POSTED IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDING OR CLASSROOM. Dotson Status
HB1730 TO ALLOW AN AUTHORIZER TO TRANSFER AND ASSIGN A PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL'S CHARTER UNDER THE ARKANSAS QUALITY CHARTER SCHOOLS ACT OF 2013. G. Hodges Status
HB1409 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. Della Rosa Status
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
HB1726 TO CREATE THE SAFE AND SOUND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. Lowery Status
HB1715 CONCERNING ALTERNATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS; AND TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING JUVENILE OFFENDER EDUCATION IN AN ALTERNATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. Murdock Status
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
HB1702 TO AMEND PROVISIONS REGARDING THE PUBLICATION IN A NEWSPAPER OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT'S BOND SALE. Speaks Status
HB1701 TO PROHIBIT THE REQUIREMENT THAT A STUDENT PARTICIPATING IN AN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY, INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITY, OR ORGANIZED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PAY FOR INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP INSTRUCTION. J. Mayberry Status
HB1700 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. Wooten Status
HB1690 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. Hillman Status
HB1685 TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Cozart Status
HB1684 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. D. Douglas Status
Monday, March 4, 2019
HB1231 TO ENSURE THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION OF A STUDENT JOURNALIST AT A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION. Lowery Status
HB1657 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING EDUCATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. Vaught Status
HB1648 TO INCLUDE CERTAIN ARKANSAS CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS AND HEROES IN THE TEACHING MATERIALS REGARDING AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL. F. Allen Status
HB1647 TO AMEND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS REGARDING AN APPLICANT FOR THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP TO INCLUDE THE APPLICANT'S SUPERSCORE ON THE ACT. F. Allen Status
Thursday, February 28, 2019
SB407 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. Bond Status
SB343 TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS CONCURRENT CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP. J. Sturch Status
HB1638 TO AMEND PROVISIONS REGARDING THE ASSESSMENTS A PERSON MUST PASS IN ORDER TO OBTAIN A TEACHING LICENSE. F. Allen Status
HB1629 TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS' SAFETY, HEALTH, AND WELLNESS; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE WITH RESPECT TO PUBLIC SCHOOL NURSES. J. Mayberry Status
HB1626 CONCERNING THE OFFERING OF AN ACADEMIC STUDY OF THE BIBLE COURSE IF STUDENTS REQUEST THAT THE COURSE BE OFFERED. Cloud Status
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
HB1617 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. Scott Status
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
HB1600 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. G. Hodges Status
HB1573 TO AMEND AND UPDATE VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION. Cozart Status
HB1569 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. Dotson Status
Monday, February 25, 2019
HB1558 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. Lowery Status
Thursday, February 21, 2019
SB316 TO ALLOW A STUDENT IN GRADE NINE (9) TO EARN CREDIT IN A COURSE THAT INCLUDES PERSONAL AND FAMILY FINANCE STANDARDS. Hill Status
HB1551 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. Eubanks Status
HB1544 TO AMEND LAWS GOVERNING BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR LICENSED AND CLASSIFIED SCHOOL PERSONNEL. S. Meeks Status
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
HB1537 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING STUDENT RESIDENCY, COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE, AND MINIMUM ENROLLMENT AGE. Evans Status
HB1526 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF SCHOOL BUSES. Cozart Status
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
HR1030 TO RECOGNIZE AND CELEBRATE 2019 HOME SCHOOL DAY AT THE CAPITOL ON FEBRUARY 26, 2019. C. Cooper Status
HB1511 TO REQUIRE THAT NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. Lowery Status
HB1509 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. A. Davis Status
HB1508 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. A. Davis Status
HB1507 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. A. Davis Status
Monday, February 18, 2019
SB140 TO AMEND CERTAIN LAWS REGARDING APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING PROGRAMS, SCHOOL APPROVAL, AND MEMBERSHIP ON BOARDS WITH RESPECT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CAREER EDUCATION. J. English Status
HB1498 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL COMPUTER NETWORK. Speaks Status
HB1167 CONCERNING THE USE OF SUNSCREEN; AND TO PROTECT THE SKIN HEALTH OF THE STUDENTS OF ARKANSAS. L. Johnson Status
Thursday, February 14, 2019
SB250 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING EDUCATIONAL NEGLECT; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING REPORTS OF EDUCATIONAL NEGLECT MADE TO THE CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE. A. Clark Status
SB202 TO REPEAL THE PHILLIPS COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS BUILDING TRADES CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM. K. Ingram Status
HB1485 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE WITH RESPECT TO PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING. Eubanks Status
HB1468 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE. Lowery Status
HB1467 TO DEEM A STUDENT WITH AN INDIVIDUALIZED SERVICE PLAN ELIGIBLE FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. Lowery Status
HB1458 TO REQUIRE A LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PARTNER WITH A LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WITH JURISDICTION IN ORDER TO ENFORCE SCHOOL BUS SAFETY LAWS. Richey Status
HB1457 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. Richey Status
HB1456 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. Richey Status
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
HB1432 TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS STUDENT PUBLICATIONS ACT. J. Mayberry Status
HB1437 CONCERNING SCHOOL SAFETY. Dalby Status
Monday, February 11, 2019
SB156 TO ESTABLISH THE FORMING OPEN AND ROBUST UNIVERSITY MINDS (FORUM) ACT. B. Ballinger Status
HB1419 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. Lowery Status
Friday, February 8, 2019
SB228 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. Hickey Status
SB199 TO REPEAL THE PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENT SERVICES ACT; AND TO CREATE THE SCHOOL COUNSELING IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2019. B. Davis Status
SB135 TO REVISE THE METHOD OF FUNDING SECONDARY VOCATIONAL AREA CENTERS. K. Hammer Status
HB1416 TO AMEND THE MAXIMUM AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT ARE SUBJECT TO MINIMUM AREA AND ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS. Sorvillo Status
HB1413 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. Lowery Status
HB1412 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. Eubanks Status
HB1409 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. Della Rosa Status
HB1408 TO AMEND LAWS RELATED TO HIGHER EDUCATION. Dotson Status
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
HB1404 TO AMEND PROVISIONS REGARDING THE PUBLICATION IN A NEWSPAPER OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT'S BUDGET. Speaks Status
HB1400 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. Cozart Status
HB1398 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING STUDENT ATTENDANCE AND DISCIPLINE. S. Meeks Status
HB1397 TO EXPAND THE TYPE OF PLANNING TIME FOR WHICH A TEACHER MAY BE COMPENSATED IF THE TEACHER DOES NOT RECEIVE ALLOCATED PLANNING TIME. Cozart Status
HB1396 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. Bentley Status
HB1392 TO ALLOW FOR ALTERNATIVE COURSEWORK AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR AN INTERNSHIP OR EXTERNSHIP REQUIREMENT. Dalby Status
HB1390 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. Lowery Status
Friday, February 1, 2019
HB1356 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. A. Davis Status
HB1355 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. A. Davis Status
Thursday, January 31, 2019
SB181 TO REPEAL THE TECHNICAL CAREERS STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM. J. English Status
SB153 TO REQUIRE SCHOOL-LEVEL IMPROVEMENT, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, CURRICULUM, AND GRADUATE STUDIES PLANS TO BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SCIENCE OF READING. J. English Status
SB141 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. J. English Status
HB1319 TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS TEACHER OF THE YEAR ACT. Vaught Status
Monday, January 28, 2019
HB1268 TO REQUIRE SCHOOL-LEVEL IMPROVEMENT, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, CURRICULUM, AND GRADUATE STUDIES PLANS TO BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SCIENCE OF READING. Barker Status
Thursday, January 24, 2019
SB108 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. J. English Status
SB96 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. J. English Status
SB56 TO AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD. J. English Status
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
HB1231 TO ENSURE THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION OF A STUDENT JOURNALIST AT A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION. Lowery Status
HB1223 TO ALLOW CERTAIN PART-TIME PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. M. Gray Status
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
HB1175 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. Evans Status
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
HB1167 CONCERNING THE USE OF SUNSCREEN; AND TO PROTECT THE SKIN HEALTH OF THE STUDENTS OF ARKANSAS. L. Johnson Status
HB1145 TO CREATE THE TEACHER SALARY ENHANCEMENT ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Cozart Status
Monday, January 14, 2019
HB1021 TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS REGARDING TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION REQUIRED OF A NEWLY ELECTED SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER. Dotson Status
HB1020 TO ALLOW OUT-OF-STATE TEACHING EXPERIENCE TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN DETERMINING A TEACHER'S SALARY SCHEDULE. Warren Status
HB1019 TO REQUIRE VIDEO CAMERAS IN CERTAIN CLASSROOMS UPON REQUEST. Sorvillo Status
HB1018 TO AMEND THE POPULATION REQUIREMENTS THAT CONTROL THE NUMBER OF DIRECTORS WHO SERVE ON A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS. Sorvillo Status
HB1015 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). J. Mayberry Status
HB1014 TO REQUIRE EACH PUBLIC SCHOOL TO PROVIDE THAT BLEEDING CONTROL TRAINING BE TAUGHT TO STUDENTS IN GRADES NINE THROUGH TWELVE (9-12). J. Mayberry Status
HB1008 TO AMEND THE DEADLINE BY WHICH NEWLY ELECTED SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS MUST OBTAIN REQUIRED AUDIT REPORT TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION. Dotson Status
HB1007 TO ALLOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ADOPT A POLICY TO ACCEPT OUT-OF-STATE TEACHING EXPERIENCE FOR PURPOSES OF DETERMINING SALARY. Dotson Status
HB1003 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. Gazaway Status