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Archive of Bills Referred


Bill Number Bill Subtitle Sponsor
Thursday, February 25, 2021
HB1430 TO AMEND CERTAIN LAWS RELATING TO THE PARTICIPATION OF HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES. Lowery Status
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
HB1549 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. Cozart Status
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
SB287 TO AMEND THE SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS TO ALLOW CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CERTAIN SCHOLARSHIPS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Hester Status
SB63 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ATTENDANCE OF THE COMMISSIONER AND THE SECRETARY OF EDUCATION AT BOARD OR COMMISSION MEETINGS. Irvin Status
SB60 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING MANDATED VISION SCREENINGS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS. Irvin Status
HB1541 TO AMEND THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH A LOCAL CONTRIBUTION RATE FOR A PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE'S HEALTH INSURANCE SHALL INCREASE. Cozart Status
HB1540 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. Cozart Status
Monday, February 22, 2021
HB1510 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. Scott Status
HB1501 TO AMEND THE SOURCE OF FUNDING THAT MAY BE USED TO MANAGE, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE A MULTIDISTRICT VOCATIONAL CENTER UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES. L. Fite Status
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
HB1496 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. Gonzales Status
HB1472 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. Cozart Status
HB1464 TO ADD TO THE ARKANSAS CODE A PROVISION AFFORDING AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHALLENGE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND ASSOCIATED EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES. Cozart Status
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
SB124 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. J. Sturch Status
HB1462 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. Scott Status
HB1461 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. Lowery Status
HB1452 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. Tollett Status
Monday, February 8, 2021
SB206 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. Irvin Status
HB1451 TO ALLOW A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ADOPT AN APPROVED BILINGUAL PROGRAM OR DUAL-IMMERSION PROGRAM. Godfrey Status
HB1446 TO MAKE CHILDREN OF ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A SCHOLARSHIP UNDER THE SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. Ray Status
HB1445 TO AMEND THE APPOINTMENT REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING A BOARD OF VISITORS FOR A TECHNICAL COLLEGE. McClure Status
HB1433 TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ENHANCED TRANSPORTATION FUNDING AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Cozart Status
HB1432 TO AMEND THE ADDITIONAL FUNDING USED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES. Cozart Status
Thursday, February 4, 2021
SB114 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. Irvin Status
SB77 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING EDUCATION RENEWAL ZONES. L. Eads Status
HB1430 TO AMEND CERTAIN LAWS RELATING TO THE PARTICIPATION OF HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES. Lowery Status
HB1429 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. Lowery Status
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
HB1387 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. Penzo Status
HB1389 TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS FORESTERS FOR THE FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ACT OF 2021. Bragg Status
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
HB1371 TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS CHILD ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT ACT. Bragg Status
Monday, February 1, 2021
SB71 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ETHICAL VIOLATIONS APPLICABLE TO EDUCATORS. J. Sturch Status
SB66 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. J. English Status
Thursday, January 28, 2021
SB129 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PRIVATE RESIDENT AND CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS. J. English Status
SB83 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. B. Davis Status
SB72 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR SCHOOL PERSONNEL. J. Sturch Status
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
SB131 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE ARKANSAS CONCURRENT CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. J. Sturch Status
SB130 TO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 1. J. Sturch Status
SB126 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE APPLICABILITY AND ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 2. J. Sturch Status
SB125 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING HIGHER EDUCATION. J. Sturch Status
Monday, January 25, 2021
SB100 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. Irvin Status
HR1009 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. J. Mayberry Status
HB1257 TO REQUIRE A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT TO EMPLOY AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS COMPLETED OR WILL COMPLETE THE CERTIFIED FACILITIES DIRECTOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM. Tollett Status
HB1237 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. Lowery Status
Thursday, January 21, 2021
HR1008 TO CONGRATULATE THE CABOT SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE SCHOOLS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ON BEING NAMED PURPLE STAR SCHOOLS. Evans Status
HB1232 TO CREATE THE COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION PATHWAY ACT OF 2021. Tollett Status
HB1231 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. Lowery Status
SB116 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. A. Clark Status
SB115 TO SUBSTITUTE "ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY THREE RIVERS" FOR "COLLEGE OF THE OUACHITAS" IN THE ARKANSAS CODE. A. Clark Status
SB35 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. J. English Status
SB34 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING COMPENSATION FOR TEACHERS IN THE NATIONAL GUARD YOUTH CHALLENGE PROGRAM. J. English Status
HB1218 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. Lowery Status
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
HB1200 TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS REHABILITATION SERVICES FORGIVENESS OF STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM; AND TO CLARIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY. J. Mayberry Status
Thursday, January 14, 2021
HB1194 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. Warren Status
HB1193 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE APPOINTMENT OF AN INDIVIDUAL TO A VACANCY ON A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS. Warren Status
HB1186 TO CREATE A WAIVER REGARDING THE MINIMUM AGE FOR ENROLLMENT IN PUBLIC SCHOOL. S. Meeks Status
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
HB1175 TO AMEND THE CANDIDATE FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR POSITIONS ON SCHOOL BOARDS AND LOCAL BOARDS OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES. Boyd Status
HB1173 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. Tollett Status
HB1172 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. Tollett Status
HB1171 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. Tollett Status
HB1170 TO AMEND THE DATE BY WHICH TEACHERS SHALL DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES OF SCIENTIFIC READING INSTRUCTION. Tollett Status
HB1169 TO CREATE THE "PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES HEROES ACT". Tollett Status
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
HB1151 TO SUSPEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL RATING SYSTEM FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR UNDER § 6-15-2105. Evans Status
Monday, January 11, 2021
HB1113 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. Dotson Status
HB1104 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING SPECIAL SCHOOL ELECTIONS. Evans Status
HB1103 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION. Evans Status
HB1102 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. Evans Status
HB1101 TO AMEND THE AMOUNT OF SIGNATURES REQUIRED TO PETITION A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO MEET. Evans Status
HB1097 CONCERNING THE PARTICIPATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN SCHOOL ATHLETIC CONFERENCES. Wooten Status
HB1029 TO INCLUDE CERTAIN ARKANSAS CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS IN THE TEACHING MATERIALS REGARDING AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL. F. Allen Status
HB1021 TO CREATE THE FIRST-YEAR MEDICAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ACT. Cloud Status
HB1009 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DISTRIBUTION OF EXCESS FOOD IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Wardlaw Status