EDUCATION COMMITTEE- HOUSE


Archive of Bills Referred


Bill No.
Bill Subtitle
Sponsor
Thursday, April 22, 2021
BILL: HB1770
Sponsor: McCullough
TO REQUIRE THAT CERTAIN INFORMATION BE INCLUDED ON STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARDS OR IDENTIFICATION BADGES.
BILL: SB609
Sponsor: M. Johnson
TO CREATE THE TRANSPARENCY IN FOREIGN INVESTMENT ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1956
Sponsor: Cozart
TO REQUIRE THAT PUBLIC SCHOOLS APPLY ACADEMIC CREDIT RECEIVED BY A PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENT FOR THE COMPLETION OF COMMUNITY SERVICE TOWARD GRADUATION.
BILL: HB1955
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 2015.
BILL: HB1700
Sponsor: Bentley
TO IMPROVE STUDENT OUTCOMES BY PROVIDING STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND GUIDANCE COUNSELORS WITH RELIABLE INFORMATION REGARDING THE COST OF COLLEGE AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN ARKANSAS.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
BILL: SB694
Sponsor: Beckham
TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO DEVELOP AN ASYNCHRONOUS MODULE ON THE CONCEPTS OF PERSONAL FINANCE AND MACROECONOMICS FOR DISTRIBUTION TO STUDENTS ENROLLED IN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
BILL: SB540
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO SPECIFY TERMS REGARDING TERMINATION AND BUYOUT AGREEMENTS THAT A CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT FOR A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT SHALL INCLUDE.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
BILL: SB501
Sponsor: Irvin
TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT ON A CHILD WHO HAS AN INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM.
Monday, April 19, 2021
BILL: SB638
Sponsor: J. English
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS MILITARY CHILD SCHOOL TRANSITIONS ACT OF 2021; AND TO ADVANCE ACHIEVEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS ON BEHALF OF CHILDREN OF MILITARY FAMILIES.
BILL: SB618
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE ACCEPTANCE OF CERTAIN FEDERAL BENEFITS PROMOTING VOCATIONAL EDUCATION.
BILL: SB569
Sponsor: Hester
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
BILL: SB629
Sponsor: Irvin
TO ALLOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT HAS EXPERIENCED A DECLINE IN AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP TO RECEIVE BOTH DECLINING ENROLLMENT FUNDING AND SPECIAL NEEDS ISOLATED FUNDING.
BILL: SB564
Sponsor: Elliott
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS TUTORING CORPS ACT; TO SUPPORT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A SUSTAINABLE TUTORING PROGRAM IN RESPONSE TO LEARNING LOSS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1939
Sponsor: Hawks
TO AMEND THE CONDITIONS REQUIRING CERTAIN MEMBERS OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARDS OF DIRECTORS TO BE UP FOR ELECTION FOLLOWING REZONING BASED ON THE MOST RECENT FEDERAL DECENNIAL CENSUS INFORMATION.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
BILL: SB662
Sponsor: Hill
TO ESTABLISH A DAY OF PRAYER FOR ARKANSAS STUDENTS.
BILL: SB576
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO REQUIRE A PUBLIC SCHOOL TO ADOPT ATTENDANCE POLICY REQUIREMENTS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS ATTENDING SCHOOL VIRTUALLY OR REMOTELY.
BILL: HB1932
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE LAW RELATED TO THE GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION RESIDENCY EXPANSION BOARD.
BILL: HB1931
Sponsor: Bentley
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS RURAL MEDICAL PRACTICE STUDENT LOAN AND SCHOLARSHIP BOARD.
Monday, April 12, 2021
BILL: HCR1020
Sponsor: M. Gray
TO ENCOURAGE COLLABORATION AMONG THE RELEVANT ENTITIES TO STUDY AND REVIEW POLICIES RELATED TO EXPANDING ACCESS TO APPLIED BACCALAUREATE AND WORKFORCE DEGREES IN HIGH-DEMAND CAREER FIELDS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
BILL: HB1901
Sponsor: Lowery
TO REQUIRE THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ISSUE A GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM REGARDING THE UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA, DYSCALCULIA, AND DYSGRAPHIA; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
BILL: SB532
Sponsor: J. English
TO REQUIRE ALL NEWLY CONSTRUCTED PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND EXISTING PUBLIC SCHOOLS UNDERGOING ADDITIONS OR TOTAL RENOVATIONS TO PROVIDE FOR WATER BOTTLE FILLING STATIONS.
BILL: HB1895
Sponsor: Lowery
TO PROHIBIT FACULTY MEMBERS AND STAFF MEMBERS OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS FROM KNOWINGLY ENGAGING IN OR ENCOURAGING HAZING.
BILL: HB1891
Sponsor: Dotson
TO CREATE A NETWORK OF CERTIFIED ACADEMIC LANGUAGE THERAPISTS TO PROVIDE A SPECIALIZED DYSLEXIA INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA OR RELATED READING AND WRITTEN-LANGUAGE DIFFICULTIES.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
BILL: HB1879
Sponsor: C. Cooper
TO ALLOW DEPENDENTS OF CERTAIN VETERANS TO RECEIVE TUITION WAIVERS TO PRIVATE, NONPROFIT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN THIS STATE; AND TO CAP THE AMOUNT OF THE TUITION WAIVER FOR DEPENDENTS OF CERTAIN VETERANS.
Monday, April 5, 2021
BILL: SB599
Sponsor: Irvin
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS FINANCIAL EDUCATION COMMISSION.
BILL: SB450
Sponsor: Irvin
TO CREATE THE GENDER INTEGRITY REINFORCEMENT LEGISLATION FOR SPORTS (GIRLS) ACT; AND TO CREATE A LEGAL CAUSE OF ACTION FOR A VIOLATION OF THE GENDER INTEGRITY REINFORCEMENT LEGISLATION FOR SPORTS (GIRLS) ACT.
BILL: SB251
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING SCHOOL DISTRICT WAIVERS; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL CHARTERS, ENROLLMENT, AUTHORIZATION, AND FACILITY FUNDING.
BILL: SB140
Sponsor: J. Dismang
TO REQUIRE SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARDS OF DIRECTORS TO INCLUDE IN STUDENT DISCIPLINE POLICIES THE REQUIREMENT THAT SCHOOLS CONDUCT AN ASSESSMENT OF A STUDENT'S ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES BEFORE DISCIPLINING A STUDENT.
BILL: SB139
Sponsor: J. Dismang
TO ALLOW A STUDENT APPLYING FOR THE ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARS PROGRAM OR THE CRITICAL NEEDS MINORITY TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM TO USE HIS OR HER ACT SUPERSCORE.
Thursday, April 1, 2021
BILL: SB89
Sponsor: Hester
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1863
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO CREATE THE PUBLIC SCHOOL AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE.
BILL: HB1451
Sponsor: Godfrey
TO ALLOW A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT OR AN OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL TO ADOPT AN APPROVED BILINGUAL PROGRAM OR DUAL-IMMERSION PROGRAM.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
BILL: SB584
Sponsor: Hickey
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM; TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES AND FUNDING REQUIREMENTS TO CREATE OR AMEND SCHOLARSHIPS FUNDED WITH NET REVENUE AVAILABLE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1854
Sponsor: M. Gray
TO CREATE THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM FOR STATE-SUPPORTED TWO-YEAR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1848
Sponsor: Bentley
TO CREATE THE HEALTHY ACTIVE ARKANSAS SCHOOLS ACT.
Monday, March 29, 2021
BILL: SB524
Sponsor: J. Sturch
TO AMEND TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING MINORITY TEACHER AND MINORITY ADMINISTRATOR RECRUITMENT PLANS; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE EQUITY ASSISTANCE CENTER.
BILL: SB504
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE CODE CONCERNING STATE FOUNDATION FUNDING AID; TO CREATE THE TEACHER SALARY EQUALIZATION FUND; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB491
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND CERTAIN LAWS REGARDING APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING PROGRAMS AND RELATED DUTIES; TO AMEND AND ESTABLISH APPRENTICESHIP COMMITTEES; AND TO AMEND THE USE OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CRAFT TRAINING TRUST FUND.
BILL: SB160
Sponsor: Hester
TO REQUIRE HOLOCAUST EDUCATION BE TAUGHT IN ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
BILL: SB120
Sponsor: B. Davis
CONCERNING RULEMAKING AUTHORITY UNDER THE SCHOOL COUNSELING IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2019.
BILL: HB1837
Sponsor: Pilkington
TO PROHIBIT THE ISSUANCE OR RENEWAL OF A TEACHING LICENSE TO A PERSON WHO HAS PLED GUILTY OR NOLO CONTENDERE OR HAS BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF SEXUALLY GROOMING A CHILD.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
BILL: HB1832
Sponsor: M. Berry
TO REQUIRE THAT PUBLIC SCHOOLS OBSERVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOLLOWING THE DAILY RECITATION OF THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE; AND TO REQUIRE THAT PUBLIC SCHOOLS RECITE THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AT SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES AND SPORTING EVENTS.
BILL: HB1831
Sponsor: M. Berry
TO CREATE THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER ACT.
BILL: HB1830
Sponsor: Dotson
TO CREATE THE RELIGIOUS VIEWPOINT ANTIDISCRIMINATION ACT.
BILL: HB1826
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO REQUIRE SCHOOL NURSES TO PARTICIPATE IN NURSING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT; TO REQUIRE THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR SCHOOL NURSES; AND TO REQUIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO PARTICIPATE IN A HEALTH SERVICES SURVEY.
BILL: SB291
Sponsor: Irvin
TO SUPPORT ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMMUNITY SCHOOL APPROACH.
Monday, March 22, 2021
BILL: HB1816
Sponsor: Pilkington
TO SPECIFY THE TYPES OF FLAGS THAT MAY BE FLOWN ON PUBLIC SCHOOL CAMPUSES.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
BILL: HR1022
Sponsor: Scott
TO REMEMBER AND HONOR THE LEGACY OF MATTIE WHYTE WOODRIDGE FOR HER ROLE IN CREATING TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK.
BILL: HB1783
Sponsor: Tollett
TO ALLOW STUDENTS IN CERTAIN GRADES IN-SCHOOL ACCESS TO VENDING MACHINES OFFERING FOOD AND BEVERAGES THAT MEET THE NUTRITION STANDARDS OF THE FEDERAL SMART SNACKS IN SCHOOL PROGRAM.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
BILL: HB1770
Sponsor: McCullough
TO REQUIRE THAT CERTAIN INFORMATION BE INCLUDED ON STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARDS OR IDENTIFICATION BADGES.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
BILL: SB502
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND THE TYPES OF STUDENTS FOR WHICH A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL NOT IMPOSE OUT-OF-SCHOOL SUSPENSIONS AND EXPULSIONS.
BILL: SB407
Sponsor: Irvin
TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY TO ADOPT A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING GOVERNING SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS; AND TO REQUIRE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS COMPLETE SPECIALIZED TRAINING.
BILL: SB394
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE 2015 SCHOOL SAFETY ACT; AND TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS CENTER FOR SCHOOL SAFETY OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE ADVISORY BOARD.
BILL: SB389
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO REQUIRE A PUBLIC SCHOOL TO PROVIDE TO PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDIANS PRIOR WRITTEN NOTIFICATION OF AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO INSPECT MATERIALS RELATED TO SEX EDUCATION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AND GENDER IDENTITY.
BILL: SB349
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO ADJUST FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT OFFER CERTAIN TYPES OF READING PRACTICES, INTERVENTIONS, AND CURRICULUM NOT ALIGNED WITH THE SCIENCE OF READING; AND TO CREATE THE EDUCATION OMBUDSMAN.
BILL: SB235
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ALTERNATE RETIREMENT PLANS.
BILL: HB1761
Sponsor: Lowery
CONCERNING INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT ARE RELATED TO RACE AND ETHNICITY.
BILL: HB1750
Sponsor: Womack
TO ALLOW A CONTIGUOUS PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT TO CONSOLIDATE WITH AN AFFECTED DISTRICT UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
BILL: HB1749
Sponsor: Bentley
TO PROHIBIT REQUIRING PUBLIC SCHOOL AND INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION EMPLOYEES FROM ADDRESSING A STUDENT BY A TERM THAT IDENTIFIES A STUDENT AS MALE OR FEMALE AND THAT IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE STUDENT'S BIOLOGICAL SEX.
BILL: HB1744
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND THE MINIMUM SCORE REQUIRED ON THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP CIVICS TEST.
Monday, March 15, 2021
BILL: SB345
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO AMEND THE HIGHER EDUCATION UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB250
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 19 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING MOTOR VEHICLE RESTRICTIONS FOR STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1734
Sponsor: L. Johnson
CONCERNING QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS EMPLOYED BY A PRIVATE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
BILL: SB451
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS REGARDING VISUAL ART, MUSIC, AND PERFORMING ARTS REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES FIVE (5) AND SIX (6) ENROLLED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT ARE NOT CONFIGURED AS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.
BILL: HB1711
Sponsor: Penzo
TO REQUIRE COMPUTER SCIENCE TO BE OFFERED AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1707
Sponsor: Boyd
TO ABOLISH THE ALLOCATION OF ENROLLMENT POSITIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF MEDICINE BASED ON CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT AND ARKANSAS RESIDENCY.
BILL: HB1701
Sponsor: Bentley
TO ALLOW CREATIONISM AS A THEORY OF HOW THE EARTH CAME TO EXIST TO BE TAUGHT IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE TWELVE CLASSES IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS.
BILL: HB1700
Sponsor: Bentley
TO IMPROVE STUDENT OUTCOMES BY PROVIDING STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND GUIDANCE COUNSELORS WITH RELIABLE INFORMATION REGARDING THE COST OF COLLEGE AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN ARKANSAS.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
BILL: SB354
Sponsor: Irvin
TO CREATE THE FAIRNESS IN WOMEN'S SPORTS ACT.
BILL: SB161
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO ALLOW A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT TO OFFER A HUNTING SAFETY COURSE AS PART OF ITS CURRICULUM.
BILL: HB1694
Sponsor: Hollowell
TO PRESERVE PUBLIC PROPERTY; TO PRESERVE THE PINE TREE RESEARCH STATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
BILL: SB397
Sponsor: Irvin
TO CREATE THE HIGHER EDUCATION CONSUMER GUIDE ACT.
BILL: HB1678
Sponsor: F. Allen
TO ESTABLISH THE HIGHLY QUALIFIED PROFESSOR AND TEACHER ACT.
BILL: HB1677
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1671
Sponsor: Shepherd
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS STUDENT-ATHLETE PUBLICITY RIGHTS ACT.
Monday, March 8, 2021
BILL: SB291
Sponsor: Irvin
TO SUPPORT ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMMUNITY SCHOOL APPROACH.
Thursday, March 4, 2021
BILL: SB265
Sponsor: Irvin
TO REORGANIZE THE RIVERSIDE VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL SCHOOL INTO THE CORRECTIONS SCHOOL SYSTEM.
BILL: SB264
Sponsor: Irvin
RENAMING THE CORRECTIONAL SCHOOL SYSTEM OPERATED BY THE DIVISION OF CORRECTION THE "ARKANSAS CORRECTIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT".
BILL: SB249
Sponsor: Irvin
TO REQUIRE EARTHQUAKE SAFETY DRILLS IN CERTAIN AREAS; AND TO TRANSFER THE REQUIREMENT TO CONDUCT TORNADO SAFETY DRILLS FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TO THE DIVISION OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION.
BILL: SB159
Sponsor: L. Eads
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FOR PRIVATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES; AND TO ALLOW PRIVATE SCHOOLS TO ESTABLISH AND APPOINT AN INSTITUTIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.
BILL: SB64
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION.
BILL: SB62
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE RIGHT TO READ ACT.
BILL: SB61
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE COLLEGE AND CAREER COACHES PROGRAM.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
TO DEEM A PRIVATE, NONPROFIT TWO-YEAR OR FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION AN APPROVED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION UNDER THE ARKANSAS FUTURE GRANT PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1614
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE CODE CONCERNING STATE FOUNDATION FUNDING AID; TO CREATE THE TEACHER SALARY EQUALIZATION FUND; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1613
Sponsor: Tollett
TO AMEND THE FIRST DAY OF THE SCHOOL YEAR FOR STUDENT ATTENDANCE IN PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
BILL: SB147
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 2015.
BILL: HB1611
Sponsor: Ennett
TO ALLOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS TO USE FUNDING TO PROVIDE FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS AT NO CHARGE IN EACH PUBLIC SCHOOL AND OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL.
BILL: HB1610
Sponsor: Gazaway
CONCERNING THE USE OF STUDENT RESTRAINTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS OR EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS.
BILL: HB1594
Sponsor: Vaught
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING TEACHING LICENSES.
Monday, March 1, 2021
BILL: SB207
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ENHANCED TRANSPORTATION FUNDING AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB107
Sponsor: J. English
TO CREATE THE COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION ADVANCEMENT ACT OF 2021.
BILL: SB101
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ENHANCED STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT FUNDING AND SCHOOL FUNDING UNDER THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING ACT OF 2003.
BILL: HCR1009
Sponsor: D. Garner
TO CONGRATULATE FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR ONE HUNDRED FIFTY (150) YEARS OF EXCELLENT PUBLIC EDUCATION.
BILL: HB1592
Sponsor: Lowery
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS STUDENT PROTECTION ACT.
BILL: HB1591
Sponsor: Gazaway
ALLOWING A SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT TO INFORM A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER OF THE SUSPENSION OF A TEACHER OR A RECOMMENDATION FOR THE TERMINATION OF A TEACHER.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
BILL: SB31
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND THE COMPONENTS OF A COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS ASSESSMENT.
BILL: HB1430
Sponsor: Lowery
TO AMEND CERTAIN LAWS RELATING TO THE PARTICIPATION OF HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
BILL: HB1549
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE 2015 SCHOOL SAFETY ACT; AND TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS CENTER FOR SCHOOL SAFETY OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE ADVISORY BOARD.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
BILL: SB287
Sponsor: Hester
TO AMEND THE SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS TO ALLOW CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CERTAIN SCHOLARSHIPS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB63
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ATTENDANCE OF THE COMMISSIONER AND THE SECRETARY OF EDUCATION AT BOARD OR COMMISSION MEETINGS.
BILL: SB60
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING MANDATED VISION SCREENINGS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS.
BILL: HB1541
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH A LOCAL CONTRIBUTION RATE FOR A PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE'S HEALTH INSURANCE SHALL INCREASE.
BILL: HB1540
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND TIMING REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING THE ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT HAVE TEN PERCENT OR GREATER MINORITY POPULATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Monday, February 22, 2021
BILL: HB1510
Sponsor: Scott
TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY TO ADOPT A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING GOVERNING SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS; AND TO REQUIRE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS COMPLETE SPECIALIZED TRAINING.
BILL: HB1501
Sponsor: L. Fite
TO AMEND THE SOURCE OF FUNDING THAT MAY BE USED TO MANAGE, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE A MULTIDISTRICT VOCATIONAL CENTER UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
BILL: HB1496
Sponsor: Gonzales
TO SPECIFY TERMS REGARDING TERMINATION AND BUYOUT AGREEMENTS THAT A CONTRACT FOR EMPLOYMENT FOR A PRESIDENT AND CHANCELLOR OF A STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION SHALL INCLUDE.
BILL: HB1472
Sponsor: Cozart
CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES, AND THE ARTS; TO AMEND THE COMPOSITION OF THE EX OFFICIO MEMBERS SERVING ON THE BOARD OF VISITORS; AND TO AMEND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTRUCTORS.
BILL: HB1464
Sponsor: Cozart
TO ADD TO THE ARKANSAS CODE A PROVISION AFFORDING AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHALLENGE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND ASSOCIATED EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES.
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
BILL: SB124
Sponsor: J. Sturch
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CONTENT STANDARDS AND CURRICULUM FRAMEWORKS; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE STATEWIDE STUDENT ASSESSMENT SYSTEM.
BILL: HB1462
Sponsor: Scott
TO ALLOW 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: HB1461
Sponsor: Lowery
TO REQUIRE CERTAIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO OFFER THE SAME TESTING OPPORTUNITIES REGARDING ACCESS AND FUNDING TO HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS AS IS OFFERED TO PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS.
BILL: HB1452
Sponsor: Tollett
TO EXPAND THE LIST OF APPROVED PURPOSES FOR WHICH ENHANCED STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT FUNDING MAY BE EXPENDED; AND TO REPEAL THE EXPIRATION OF APPROVED PROGRAMS FOR WHICH ENHANCED STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT FUNDING MAY BE EXPENDED.
Monday, February 8, 2021
BILL: SB206
Sponsor: Irvin
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: HB1451
Sponsor: Godfrey
TO ALLOW A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT OR AN OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL TO ADOPT AN APPROVED BILINGUAL PROGRAM OR DUAL-IMMERSION PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1446
Sponsor: Ray
TO MAKE CHILDREN OF MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A SCHOLARSHIP UNDER THE SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
Ray
BILL: HB1445
Sponsor: McClure
TO AMEND THE APPOINTMENT REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING A BOARD OF VISITORS FOR A TECHNICAL COLLEGE.
BILL: HB1433
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ENHANCED TRANSPORTATION FUNDING AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1432
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND THE ADDITIONAL FUNDING USED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES.
Thursday, February 4, 2021
BILL: SB114
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING APPLICATIONS AND ELIGIBILITY FOR THE ACADEMIC SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIP, THE ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARS PROGRAM, AND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TEACHERS IN HIGH-NEED SUBJECT AREAS.
BILL: SB77
Sponsor: L. Eads
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING EDUCATION RENEWAL ZONES.
BILL: HB1430
Sponsor: Lowery
TO AMEND CERTAIN LAWS RELATING TO THE PARTICIPATION OF HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES.
BILL: HB1429
Sponsor: Lowery
TO REPEAL THE REQUIREMENT THAT A PARENT OR GUARDIAN WAIT BEFORE WITHDRAWING HIS OR HER CHILD FROM A SCHOOL DISTRICT; AND TO REPEAL THE REQUIREMENT THAT A PARENT OR GUARDIAN STATE HIS OR HER CHILD'S INTENT TO SEEK A DRIVER'S LICENSE.
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
BILL: HB1387
Sponsor: Penzo
TO REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ISSUE A TEACHING LICENSE TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS A MIGRANT FROM THE COMPACT OF FREE ASSOCIATION ISLANDS IF ALL OTHER REQUIREMENTS ARE MET.
BILL: HB1389
Sponsor: Bragg
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS FORESTERS FOR THE FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ACT OF 2021.
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
BILL: HB1371
Sponsor: Bragg
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS CHILD ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT ACT.
Monday, February 1, 2021
BILL: SB71
Sponsor: J. Sturch
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ETHICAL VIOLATIONS APPLICABLE TO EDUCATORS.
BILL: SB66
Sponsor: J. English
TO ALLOW THE TUITION-FREE BENEFIT FOR SOLDIERS AND AIRMEN OF THE ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD TO APPLY TO PROGRAMS OF STUDY IN WHICH THE COURSES ARE TAKEN EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
BILL: SB129
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PRIVATE RESIDENT AND CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS.
BILL: SB83
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO ADD A STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO THE STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS THAT ARE EXEMPT FROM CERTAIN STATE LAWS THAT GOVERN THE CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC FACILITIES.
BILL: SB72
Sponsor: J. Sturch
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR SCHOOL PERSONNEL.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
BILL: SB131
Sponsor: J. Sturch
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE ARKANSAS CONCURRENT CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
BILL: SB130
Sponsor: J. Sturch
TO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 1.
BILL: SB126
Sponsor: J. Sturch
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE APPLICABILITY AND ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 2.
BILL: SB125
Sponsor: J. Sturch
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING HIGHER EDUCATION.
Monday, January 25, 2021
BILL: SB100
Sponsor: Irvin
TO ENHANCE HIGHER EDUCATION FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING STUDENT ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE POLICIES AND CERTAIN FINANCIAL CONDITION REPORTS.
BILL: HR1009
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO COMMEND ARKANSAS SCHOOL NURSES FOR THEIR DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT TO CREATING A HEALTHY AND SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR STUDENTS EVEN IN TIMES OF CRISIS.
BILL: HB1257
Sponsor: Tollett
TO REQUIRE A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT TO EMPLOY AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS COMPLETED OR WILL COMPLETE THE CERTIFIED FACILITIES DIRECTOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1237
Sponsor: Lowery
TO AMEND THE SCHOOL START DATE; TO ALLOW PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARDS OF DIRECTORS TO ELECT TO IMPLEMENT AN ALTERNATE SCHOOL CALENDAR; AND TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF A SCHOOL DAY.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
BILL: HR1008
Sponsor: Evans
TO CONGRATULATE THE CABOT SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE SCHOOLS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ON BEING NAMED PURPLE STAR SCHOOLS.
BILL: HB1232
Sponsor: Tollett
TO CREATE THE COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION PATHWAY ACT OF 2021.
BILL: HB1231
Sponsor: Lowery
TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDS TO TEACH THE 1619 PROJECT CURRICULUM; AND TO REDUCE FUNDS DISTRIBUTED TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT TEACH THE 1619 PROJECT CURRICULUM.
BILL: SB116
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO AMEND THE NAME OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY; TO ABOLISH THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY; TO AMEND THE BOARD OF ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY MEMBERS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB115
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO SUBSTITUTE "ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY THREE RIVERS" FOR "COLLEGE OF THE OUACHITAS" IN THE ARKANSAS CODE.
BILL: SB35
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING TUITION BENEFITS FOR SOLDIERS AND AIRMEN OF THE ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD; AND TO ALLOW A TEMPORARY WAIVER OF THE COMPLETION OF THE INITIAL ACTIVE DUTY TRAINING REQUIREMENT.
BILL: SB34
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING COMPENSATION FOR TEACHERS IN THE NATIONAL GUARD YOUTH CHALLENGE PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1218
Sponsor: Lowery
TO PROHIBIT OFFERING COURSES, EVENTS, AND ACTIVITIES THAT ISOLATE STUDENTS BASED ON CHARACTERISTICS WITHIN PROGRAMS OF INSTRUCTION; AND TO ADJUST FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS THAT OFFER THESE PROHIBITED COURSES, EVENTS, AND ACTIVITIES.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
BILL: HB1200
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS REHABILITATION SERVICES FORGIVENESS OF STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM; AND TO CLARIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
BILL: HB1194
Sponsor: Warren
TO ALLOW THE COMMISSIONER OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION TO ROUND THE PERCENTAGE CHANGE BETWEEN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF A COMMODITY AND THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR ALL URBAN CONSUMERS TO THE NEAREST ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS.
BILL: HB1193
Sponsor: Warren
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE APPOINTMENT OF AN INDIVIDUAL TO A VACANCY ON A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
BILL: HB1186
Sponsor: S. Meeks
TO CREATE A WAIVER REGARDING THE MINIMUM AGE FOR ENROLLMENT IN PUBLIC SCHOOL.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
BILL: HB1175
Sponsor: Boyd
TO AMEND THE CANDIDATE FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR POSITIONS ON SCHOOL BOARDS AND LOCAL BOARDS OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
BILL: HB1173
Sponsor: Tollett
TO AMEND THE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR A PERSON APPOINTED AS THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE COMMISSIONER OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION.
BILL: HB1172
Sponsor: Tollett
TO REQUIRE CERTAIN NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION UPON THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION'S REVIEW OF WAIVERS GRANTED TO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
BILL: HB1171
Sponsor: Tollett
TO DEEM A TRANSFERRING STUDENT UNDER THE ARKANSAS OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT AS IMMEDIATELY ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES IF THE STUDENT MEETS REQUIRED ACADEMIC AND PHYSICAL STANDARDS.
BILL: HB1170
Sponsor: Tollett
TO AMEND THE DATE BY WHICH TEACHERS SHALL DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES OF SCIENTIFIC READING INSTRUCTION.
BILL: HB1169
Sponsor: Tollett
TO CREATE THE PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES HEROES ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
BILL: HB1151
Sponsor: Evans
TO SUSPEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL RATING SYSTEM FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR UNDER § 6-15-2105.
Monday, January 11, 2021
BILL: HB1113
Sponsor: Dotson
TO AMEND THE COMMISSIONER OF STATE LANDS URBAN HOMESTEAD ACT TO PERMIT THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOLS ON LAND DONATED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF STATE LANDS WHEN THE LAND IS NOT BEING UTILIZED AS A HOMESTEAD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1104
Sponsor: Evans
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING SPECIAL SCHOOL ELECTIONS.
BILL: HB1103
Sponsor: Evans
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION.
BILL: HB1102
Sponsor: Evans
TO REQUIRE ADDITIONAL TRAINING ON SCHOOL SAFETY AND STUDENT DISCIPLINE FOR BOARD MEMBERS; TO STANDARDIZE THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS REPORT; AND TO INCREASE THE TIME BY WHICH A BOARD MEMBER MAY CURE A TRAINING HOUR DEFICIENCY.
BILL: HB1101
Sponsor: Evans
TO AMEND THE AMOUNT OF SIGNATURES REQUIRED TO PETITION A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO MEET.
BILL: HB1097
Sponsor: Wooten
CONCERNING THE PARTICIPATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN SCHOOL ATHLETIC CONFERENCES.
BILL: HB1029
Sponsor: F. Allen
TO INCLUDE CERTAIN ARKANSAS CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS IN THE TEACHING MATERIALS REGARDING AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL.
BILL: HB1021
Sponsor: Cloud
TO CREATE THE FIRST-YEAR MEDICAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ACT.
BILL: HB1009
Sponsor: Wardlaw
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DISTRIBUTION OF EXCESS FOOD IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.