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PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE AND LABOR COMMITTEE- HOUSE


Archive of Bills Referred


Bill No.
Bill Subtitle
Sponsor
Thursday, October 7, 2021
BILL: SB731
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO ESTABLISH A RIGHT OF PRIVACY CONCERNING CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) VACCINATION STATUS; TO ESTABLISH A GRANT PROGRAM FROM COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDS OR AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021 FUNDS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Monday, October 4, 2021
BILL: SB739
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO PROVIDE EMPLOYEE EXEMPTIONS FROM FEDERAL MANDATES AND EMPLOYER MANDATES RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB732
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO PROHIBIT COERCION OF PERSONS TO RECEIVE THE VACCINE OR IMMUNIZATION FOR CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
BILL: HB1977
Sponsor: Bryant
TO PROVIDE EMPLOYEE EXEMPTIONS FROM FEDERAL MANDATES AND EMPLOYER MANDATES RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
BILL: HB1974
Sponsor: Rye
TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNOR TO REQUIRE USE OF CERTAIN PROTECTIONS IN SCHOOLS IF CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS ARE MET; TO ALLOW A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN TO OPT OUT OF CERTAIN PROTECTIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Rye
BILL: HB1973
Sponsor: Bryant
TO ESTABLISH A RIGHT OF PRIVACY CONCERNING CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) VACCINATION STATUS; TO ESTABLISH A GRANT PROGRAM FROM COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDS OR AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021 FUNDS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1972
Sponsor: Bryant
TO ADDRESS MANDATES RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); TO PROVIDE EXEMPTIONS FOR EMPLOYEES FROM MANDATES RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Monday, April 26, 2021
BILL: SCR14
Sponsor: Irvin
TO ENCOURAGE CONGRESS TO PASS THE RESIDENT PHYSICIAN SHORTAGE REDUCTION ACT OF 2021 TO REFORM MEDICARE-SUPPORTED GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND TO PROVIDE RURAL STATES AND COMMUNITIES WITH ADDITIONAL RESOURCES.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
BILL: HB1800
Sponsor: Lowery
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING CONTRACTORS; TO REQUIRE REGISTRATION OF ROOFING CONTRACTORS; AND TO AUTHORIZE THE RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTORS COMMITTEE TO ISSUE ROOFING CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
BILL: HB1709
Sponsor: Payton
TO PROVIDE GUIDELINES ON HOW REBATES ARE OFFERED BY A PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURER THAT SELLS INSULIN IN THIS STATE.
BILL: SB696
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO REQUIRE A FIRE DEPARTMENT APPLICANT TO SUBMIT TO A BACKGROUND CHECK.
BILL: SCR11
Sponsor: J. Sturch
TO ENCOURAGE THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION TO ENTER INTO INTERNATIONAL RECIPROCITY AGREEMENTS FOR MEDICATIONS.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
BILL: SB640
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO EXTEND THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR MEDICAL DEBT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
BILL: SB617
Sponsor: Rapert
TO REQUIRE WRITTEN CONSENT OF A PATIENT TO TRANSFER A PRESCRIPTION FROM A PHARMACY; TO REQUIRE CERTAIN DISCLOSURES OF OWNERSHIP INTEREST OR POSSIBLE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST; AND TO PROHIBIT DATA MINING OF PATIENT INFORMATION.
BILL: SB615
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO PROHIBIT THE REQUIREMENT OF VACCINE PASSPORTS IN ARKANSAS.
BILL: HB1439
Sponsor: Pilkington
TO UPDATE THE VOLUNTEER HEALTH CARE ACT; AND TO INCLUDE THERAPISTS, ADDICTION SPECIALISTS, AND COUNSELORS IN THE VOLUNTEER HEALTHCARE PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1440
Sponsor: Pilkington
TO MODIFY THE CURRICULUM OF MASSAGE THERAPY SCHOOLS; TO ALLOW REMOTE EDUCATION TO MEET CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS; TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF MASSAGE THERAPY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Monday, April 19, 2021
BILL: SB677
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY".
BILL: SB669
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS ACT; AND TO AMEND THE LAW AUTHORIZING LOCAL STANDARDS FOR SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS.
BILL: SB663
Sponsor: Irvin
TO MODIFY THE AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DURING A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB639
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO AUTHORIZE OFF-LABEL USE OF DRUG TREATMENTS TO TREAT PATIENTS DIAGNOSED WITH PEDIATRIC ACUTE-ONSET NEUROPSYCHIATRIC SYNDROME AND PEDIATRIC AUTOIMMUNE NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS ASSOCIATED WITH STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTION.
BILL: HB1945
Sponsor: Wooten
TO SPECIFY CERTAIN OWNERSHIP REQUIREMENTS IN ORDER TO OBTAIN A PHARMACY PERMIT.
BILL: HB1944
Sponsor: Wing
TO FACILITATE THE CONVERSION OF PLASTICS AND OTHER RECOVERED MATERIALS THROUGH ADVANCED RECYCLING PROCESSES.
BILL: SB595
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO CLARIFY THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES IS THE AGENCY THAT REGULATES LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES; AND TO REMOVE REFERENCES TO THE OFFICE OF LONG-TERM CARE.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
BILL: SB248
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO CREATE THE FOOD FREEDOM ACT; AND TO EXEMPT CERTAIN PRODUCERS OF HOMEMADE FOOD OR DRINK PRODUCTS FROM LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, AND INSPECTION.
BILL: HB1941
Sponsor: Womack
CONCERNING THE REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING A PERMIT TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS OR REPAIRS TO RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
BILL: SB595
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO CLARIFY THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES IS THE AGENCY THAT REGULATES LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES; AND TO REMOVE REFERENCES TO THE OFFICE OF LONG-TERM CARE.
BILL: HB1935
Sponsor: Wing
TO AMEND THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPENSABILITY OF MENTAL INJURY OR ILLNESS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS.
BILL: HB1836
Sponsor: Vaught
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING THE DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; AND TO AMEND THE PENALTY FOR THE KNOWING REFUSAL OF RIGHT OF ENTRY AND INSPECTION TO DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY PERSONNEL.
BILL: HB1177
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO AUTHORIZE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL TO ADMINISTER CERTAIN EMERGENCY PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS TO A PATIENT WHO HAS A SPECIFIC HEALTH CONDITION.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
BILL: SB625
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO AMEND THE COSMETOLOGY TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE; AND TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES FOR LICENSURE AND REGULATIONS OF PERMANENT COSMETICS AND SEMIPERMANENT COSMETICS PROCEDURES.
BILL: HB1923
Sponsor: S. Meeks
TO MODERNIZE OUTDOOR LIGHTING; TO CREATE THE OUTDOOR LIGHTING ACT; AND TO REPEAL THE SHIELDED OUTDOOR LIGHTING ACT.
TO REQUIRE NURSING HOMES TO DISCLOSE LIABILITY INSURANCE STATUS WHEN POTENTIAL RESIDENTS SIGN CONTRACTS FOR CARE.
BILL: HB1063
Sponsor: Dotson
TO AMEND THE TELEMEDICINE ACT; TO AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL REIMBURSEMENT FOR TELEMEDICINE VIA TELEPHONE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Monday, April 12, 2021
BILL: SB621
Sponsor: Hester
TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO HAVE ALL CONSENT DECREES RECONSIDERED.
BILL: HB1911
Sponsor: Bryant
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE; AND TO AUTHORIZE A PILOT PROGRAM RELATED TO REAL-TIME EMPLOYMENT AND INCOME DATA FOR CERTAIN PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF THE ARKANSAS FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES BOARD.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
BILL: HB1890
Sponsor: Ladyman
TO CREATE A STUDY ON THE COMMERCIAL APPLICATION OF EXISTING TECHNOLOGY TO RECLAIM AND REPURPOSE SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL RODS.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
BILL: SCR7
Sponsor: Irvin
TO ENCOURAGE THE PURSUIT OF NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE DESIGNATION BY THE WINTHROP P. ROCKEFELLER CANCER INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES.
BILL: SB388
Sponsor: Beckham
TO MODIFY LAWS CONCERNING ABORTION CLINICS.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
BILL: SB607
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM; AND TO REMOVE A REFERENCE TO THE ARKANSAS SUBSTANCE ABUSE CERTIFICATION BOARD.
BILL: SB466
Sponsor: Hester
TO CLARIFY THE REGULATION OF PSYCHIATRIC RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITIES.
BILL: SB395
Sponsor: Irvin
TO MODIFY THE ANNUAL CAP ON DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY SERVICES IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1880
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO AMEND THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISIS INTERVENTION PROTOCOL ACT OF 2017.
BILL: HB1875
Sponsor: Bryant
TO CREATE THE EARN AND LEARN ACT; AND TO ALLOW INDIVIDUALS TO WORK AND EARN A PAYCHECK WHILE ALSO FULFILLING LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AND GAINING THE SKILLS TO FILL THE NEEDS OF AN EXPANDING WORKFORCE.
Monday, April 5, 2021
TO AUTHORIZE VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION FOR BARBER SCHOOLS AND COSMETOLOGICAL SCHOOLS.
BILL: SB568
Sponsor: Flippo
TO EXPAND THE REVIEW OF LICENSE APPLICATIONS FOR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES; TO ELIMINATE ANNUAL RENEWAL FOR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY LICENSES; AND TO REQUIRE NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES IN LONG-TERM CARE MANAGEMENT.
BILL: SB527
Sponsor: Gilmore
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING ABORTION FACILITIES.
BILL: HB1871
Sponsor: Scott
TO ESTABLISH THE CREATING A RESPECTFUL AND OPEN WORLD FOR NATURAL HAIR (CROWN) ACT.
TO PROHIBIT VIDEOTAPING OR SHARING PHOTOGRAPHS OR VIDEO OF RESIDENTS OF LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT TO THE INTERNET.
Thursday, April 1, 2021
BILL: SB585
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO CREATE AN ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING PROGRAM AND A COLLECTION RECOVERY PLAN; AND TO PROVIDE SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND PUBLIC AND PRIVATE AGREEMENTS AND MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY.
BILL: HB1862
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO PROHIBIT REQUIRING CERTAIN REFERRALS FROM A PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER IN ORDER FOR A BENEFICIARY IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM TO RECEIVE MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING.
BILL: HB1857
Sponsor: Gonzales
TO MODIFY THE DUTIES OF THE ARKANSAS STATE MEDICAL BOARD AND THE ARKANSAS STATE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EXAMINING COMMITTEE.
BILL: HB1855
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE BONDING PROCEDURE FOR PAYMENT OR PERFORMANCE BONDS ISSUED UNDER CONTRACTS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, ERECTION, ALTERATION, DEMOLITION, OR REPAIR OF ANY BUILDING, STRUCTURE, OR IMPROVEMENT.
BILL: HB1068
Sponsor: Pilkington
TO CLARIFY THE TELEMEDICINE ACT; TO SPECIFY THAT THE HOME OF A PATIENT MAY BE AN ORIGINATING SITE FOR TELEMEDICINE AND THAT GROUP MEETINGS MAY BE PERFORMED VIA TELEMEDICINE; AND TO CLARIFY REIMBURSEMENT OF TELEMEDICINE SERVICES.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
BILL: HB1852
Sponsor: M. Gray
TO SET STANDARDS FOR PRESCRIPTIONS DELIVERY.
BILL: SB590
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO END MANDATORY FACE COVERING REQUIREMENTS IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB547
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF INITIATED ACT 4 OF 1948; AND TO REGULATE A DIRECT SELLER AS AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR.
BILL: HB1847
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO AMEND THE ELIGIBILITY FOR LONG-TERM CARE MEDICAID ASSISTANCE; TO ENSURE THAT BENEFICIARIES ON THE LOW-INCOME DISABLED WORKING PERSON CATEGORY OF MEDICAID CAN TRANSITION TO OTHER CATEGORIES IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1176
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO ENSURE THAT REIMBURSEMENT IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN BEHAVIORAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROVIDED VIA TELEMEDICINE CONTINUES AFTER THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
BILL: HR1024
Sponsor: D. Ferguson
TO PROCLAIM APRIL 2021 AS AUTISM AWARENESS AND ACCEPTANCE MONTH IN ARKANSAS.
BILL: HB1843
Sponsor: Tosh
CONCERNING VOICE STRESS EXAMINERS.
Monday, March 29, 2021
BILL: SB332
Sponsor: Irvin
TO ESTABLISH THE PUBLIC HEALTH READINESS ACT.
TO PROHIBIT VIDEOTAPING OR SHARING PHOTOGRAPHS OR VIDEO OF RESIDENTS OF LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT TO THE INTERNET.
BILL: HB1836
Sponsor: Vaught
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING THE DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; AND TO AMEND THE PENALTY FOR THE KNOWING REFUSAL OF RIGHT OF ENTRY AND INSPECTION TO DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY PERSONNEL.
BILL: HB1835
Sponsor: Payton
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING A RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTOR'S LIEN NOTICE REQUIREMENT.
BILL: HB1520
Sponsor: F. Allen
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING OCCUPATIONAL CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS; AND TO ENSURE THAT LICENSEES WHO WERE LICENSED PRIOR TO THE ENACTMENT OF ACTS 2019, NO. 990, ARE ALLOWED TO MAINTAIN THEIR LICENSES.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
BILL: HB1828
Sponsor: Ladyman
TO CLARITY THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES IS REQUIRED TO PROMULGATE RULES TO ESTABLISH ELIGIBILITY FOR LONG-TERM CARE NURSING FACILITY PLACEMENT.
BILL: HB1709
Sponsor: Payton
TO PROVIDE GUIDELINES ON HOW REBATES ARE OFFERED BY A PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURER THAT SELLS INSULIN IN THIS STATE.
Monday, March 22, 2021
BILL: SB521
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO MANDATE THAT THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM COVER A CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITOR FOR AN INDIVIDUAL WITH DIABETES.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
BILL: HB1254
Sponsor: Wardlaw
TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM TO RECOGNIZE AN ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE AS A PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER.
BILL: HB1188
Sponsor: S. Meeks
CONCERNING EXEMPTIONS TO THE PRIVATE SECURITY AGENCY, PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR, AND SCHOOL SECURITY LICENSING AND CREDENTIALING ACT.
BILL: HB1063
Sponsor: Dotson
TO AMEND THE TELEMEDICINE ACT; TO AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL REIMBURSEMENT FOR TELEMEDICINE VIA TELEPHONE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB514
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO CREATE A LICENSE TO AUTHORIZE A COMPANY TO PROVIDE SKILLED NURSING TASKS.
BILL: SB505
Sponsor: Bledsoe
TO MANDATE THE COPRESCRIPTION OF AN OPIOID ANTAGONIST UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; AND TO AMEND THE NALOXONE ACCESS ACT.
BILL: SB463
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING ABORTION REPORTING AND INSPECTIONS OF ABORTION FACILITIES; AND TO REQUIRE CERTAIN DOCUMENTATION BE PRESENTED BEFORE PERFORMING AN ABORTION WHEN THE PREGNANCY IS A RESULT OF RAPE OR INCEST.
BILL: SB295
Sponsor: Flippo
TO PROMOTE INTEGRITY IN WELFARE PROGRAMS; AND TO AMEND THE MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION SYSTEM.
BILL: SB262
Sponsor: Hester
TO AMEND THE LICENSING OF OPERATORS OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES; TO AMEND THE LICENSING COMMITTEE; TO ALLOW FOR BIENNIAL LICENSE RENEWAL; AND TO ADDRESS RECIPROCITY IN ARKANSAS.
BILL: SB153
Sponsor: Gilmore
TO CREATE THE WORKFORCE EXPANSION ACT OF 2021.
BILL: SB152
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ARKANSAS STATE MEDICAL BOARD; AND TO AMEND THE SUPERVISION AND PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS.
BILL: HB1810
Sponsor: Beaty Jr.
TO REQUIRE CERTAIN REIMBURSEMENT RATES IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM FOR VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION THERAPY SYSTEM DEVICES.
BILL: HB1804
Sponsor: Evans
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS PHARMACY AUDIT BILL OF RIGHTS; AND TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGER LICENSURE ACT.
BILL: HB1800
Sponsor: Lowery
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING CONTRACTORS; TO REQUIRE REGISTRATION OF ROOFING CONTRACTORS; AND TO AUTHORIZE THE RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTORS COMMITTEE TO ISSUE ROOFING CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES.
BILL: HB1799
Sponsor: M. Gray
TO ALLOW AUTOMATIC CLAIM CROSSOVER IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM FOR ALL THIRD PARTIES WHO ARE PRIMARY PAYERS.
BILL: HB1796
Sponsor: Cozart
TO AMEND OCCUPATIONAL CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS.
BILL: HB1795
Sponsor: S. Meeks
TO REPEAL THE SHIELDED OUTDOOR LIGHTING ACT.
BILL: HB1794
Sponsor: Vaught
TO CREATE THE LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE PATHWAY PILOT PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1663
Sponsor: Dotson
TO TEMPORARILY EXTEND THE VALIDITY OF AN EXPIRED LICENSE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
BILL: HB1781
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO CLARIFY AND EXPAND THE PRESCRIPTION LIMITATIONS IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1780
Sponsor: Bentley
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING MEDICATION ASSISTIVE PERSONS; AND TO ALLOW EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES IN CERTAIN FACILITIES.
BILL: HB1776
Sponsor: Evans
TO MODERNIZE AND STRENGTHEN NURSING FACILITY STAFFING STANDARDS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
BILL: SB309
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR COVERAGE FOR COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING.
BILL: HR1019
Sponsor: Rye
TO ENCOURAGE AND PROMOTE RESIDENTIAL SWIMMING POOL SAFETY AWARENESS TO REDUCE PREVENTABLE ACCIDENTAL DROWNING DEATHS OF CHILDREN WHO ARE UNDER FIVE (5) YEARS OF AGE IN RESIDENTIAL SWIMMING POOLS.
Rye
BILL: HB1765
Sponsor: Lundstrum
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DIVISION OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW; TO MODIFY THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM TO PREVENT, DETECT, AND RECOVER UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FRAUD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1764
Sponsor: F. Allen
TO EXEMPT BARBERS FROM LICENSING RESTRICTIONS BASED ON CRIMINAL RECORDS.
BILL: HB1762
Sponsor: K. Ferguson
TO CREATE THE CANCER PREVENTION AND CANCER PATIENT NAVIGATION ACT; AND TO IMPROVE THE CARE OF CANCER PATIENTS IN THIS STATE.
BILL: HB1760
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO ESTABLISH THE PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERJURISDICTIONAL COMPACT IN ARKANSAS.
BILL: HB1759
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR CHILDREN, PREGNANT WOMEN, AND POSTPARTUM MOTHERS AND BABIES.
BILL: HB1757
Sponsor: Penzo
TO REQUIRE CERTAIN INFORMED CONSENT WHEN PRESCRIBING OR ADMINISTERING ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES.
BILL: HB1756
Sponsor: Crawford
TO AMEND THE RESTRICTED LIFETIME MASTER ELECTRICIAN LICENSE; AND TO CREATE A RESTRICTED LIFETIME JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN LICENSE.
BILL: HB1746
Sponsor: Underwood
TO ESTABLISH ANNALYNN'S LAW; TO AMEND THE COSMETOLOGY ACT; AND TO EXEMPT CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS AND ESTABLISHMENTS FROM LICENSURE BY THE COSMETOLOGY TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
Monday, March 15, 2021
BILL: HB1735
Sponsor: Penzo
TO AUTHORIZE OCCUPATIONAL OR PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE FOR CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS.
BILL: HB1723
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO PROVIDE FOR DATA COLLECTION AND EVALUATION OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE AND INITIAL TIME-CRITICAL DIAGNOSES AND PROCEDURES; AND TO ENSURE CONFIDENTIALITY TO HELP IMPROVE HEALTH OUTCOMES AND PROMPT TREATMENT.
Friday, March 12, 2021
BILL: HB1521
Sponsor: McCollum
TO CODIFY EXECUTIVE ORDERS 20-18 AND 20-34 TO ENSURE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS ARE EQUIPPED WITH THE TOOLS NECESSARY TO COMBAT COVID-19; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
BILL: SB387
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO AUTHORIZE OFF-LABEL USE OF DRUG TREATMENTS TO TREAT MEDICAID BENEFICIARIES WITH PEDIATRIC ACUTE-ONSET NEUROPSYCHIATRIC SYNDROME AND PEDIATRIC AUTOIMMUNE NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS ASSOCIATED WITH STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTION.
BILL: HB1709
Sponsor: Payton
TO PROVIDE GUIDELINES ON HOW REBATES ARE OFFERED BY A PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURER THAT SELLS INSULIN IN THIS STATE.
BILL: HB1708
Sponsor: Eaves
CONCERNING REACTIVE ATTACHMENT DISORDER TRAINING.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
BILL: SB65
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW REGARDING STATE EMISSION PLANS FOR FOSSIL-FUEL-FIRED ELECTRIC GENERATING UNITS.
BILL: HB1689
Sponsor: Vaught
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE STUDY ON MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH.
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
BILL: SB410
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND TITLE 23 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE TO ENSURE THE STABILITY OF THE INSURANCE MARKET IN ARKANSAS; AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HEALTH AND OPPORTUNITY FOR ME ACT OF 2021 AND THE ARKANSAS HEALTH AND OPPORTUNITY FOR ME PROGRAM.
BILL: SB341
Sponsor: B. Ballinger
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; AND TO PROHIBIT COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
BILL: HB1687
Sponsor: Penzo
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS REGARDING LOCATIONS FOR AND GEOGRAPHIC AREAS OF A HOME HEALTHCARE SERVICES AGENCY.
BILL: HB1686
Sponsor: M. Gray
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS PHYSICIAN ORDER FOR LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT ACT.
BILL: HB1685
Sponsor: M. Gray
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS HEALTHCARE DECISIONS ACT.
BILL: HB1684
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CONTRIBUTIONS TO AN ABLE ACCOUNT UNDER THE ACHIEVING A BETTER LIFE EXPERIENCE PROGRAM ACT.
BILL: HB1682
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO AUTHORIZE COLOCATION FOR OUTPATIENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE AGENCIES.
BILL: HB1681
Sponsor: Payton
TO CREATE THE FOOD FREEDOM ACT; AND TO EXEMPT CERTAIN PRODUCERS OF HOMEMADE FOOD OR DRINK PRODUCTS FROM LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, AND INSPECTION.
BILL: HB1676
Sponsor: McCollum
TO AMEND LAWS RELEVANT TO UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS UNDER THE DIVISION OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW.
BILL: HB1215
Sponsor: Bentley
TO GRANT FULL PRACTICE AUTHORITY TO CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIVES.
BILL: HB1176
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO ENSURE THAT REIMBURSEMENT IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN BEHAVIORAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROVIDED VIA TELEMEDICINE CONTINUES AFTER THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Monday, March 8, 2021
BILL: SB85
Sponsor: Bledsoe
TO AMEND THE RIGHT TO VIEW ULTRASOUND IMAGES BEFORE AN ABORTION; AND TO CREATE THE RIGHT-TO-KNOW-AND-SEE ACT.
BILL: SB22
Sponsor: Irvin
TO MODIFY THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR CERTIFICATION TO PRACTICE AS AN ORTHOTIC ASSISTANT, ORTHOTIC/PROSTHETIC ASSISTANT, OR PROSTHETIC ASSISTANT.
BILL: HB1667
Sponsor: Furman
TO CREATE THE UNIVERSAL LICENSING RECOGNITION ACT.
BILL: HB1664
Sponsor: Vaught
TO AMEND THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE RESOURCE ACT; AND TO CLARIFY THE AUTHORITY OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE OFFICER, ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLATIONS CITED, AND THE JUDICIAL VENUE WHERE CITATIONS ARE FILED.
BILL: HB1659
Sponsor: Perry
TO AMEND THE DEATH CERTIFICATE REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR THE SIGNATURE OF THE MEDICAL CERTIFICATE.
Thursday, March 4, 2021
BILL: SB378
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING UNANTICIPATED DISCRETIONARY FEDERAL FUNDS RELATED TO A STATEWIDE STATE OF DISASTER EMERGENCY RELATED TO PUBLIC HEALTH; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB379
Sponsor: K. Hammer
CONCERNING THE PROCESS FOR EMERGENCY DECLARATIONS AND DIRECTIVES ADDRESSING A STATEWIDE STATE OF DISASTER EMERGENCY RELATED TO PUBLIC HEALTH; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HCR1012
Sponsor: Watson
TO RECOGNIZE AND DESIGNATE THE MONTH OF MARCH AS "NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINING MONTH" IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
BILL: HB1644
Sponsor: Bentley
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE CHILDCARE FACILITY LICENSING ACT; AND TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "CHILDCARE FACILITY" AS IT RELATES TO THE CHILDCARE FACILITY LICENSING ACT.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
BILL: HCR1010
Sponsor: Haak
TO ENCOURAGE THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO ESTABLISH A MAXIMUM LIMIT OF OPIATE ALKALOID CONTAMINATION OF POPPY SEEDS AND ENSURE THE SAFETY OF IMPORTED POPPY SEEDS AND TO ISSUE IMPORT REQUIREMENTS AND CONDUCT TESTING.
BILL: HB1623
Sponsor: M. Gray
TO PROVIDE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL NOTICE AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO INTERVENE IN ALL QUI TAM LAWSUITS INVOLVING STATE FUNDS BROUGHT UNDER THE FEDERAL FALSE CLAIMS ACT.
BILL: HB1622
Sponsor: M. Gray
CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL REGULATIONS.
BILL: HB1612
Sponsor: Cozart
TO REQUIRE EVALUATION AND RESTRUCTURING OF LICENSURE FEES RELATED TO THE PRACTICE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
BILL: SB344
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO ADD AN EXCEPTION FROM NURSING LICENSURE TO ALLOW EMPLOYEES OF A CITY OR COUNTY DETENTION CENTER TO DRAW AND MEASURE GLUCAGON OR INSULIN FOR A PERSON WHO IS INCARCERATED OR IN CUSTODY.
BILL: SB299
Sponsor: J. English
TO AMEND THE DIVISION OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW RELATED TO THE DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION.
Monday, March 1, 2021
BILL: HB1589
Sponsor: Breaux
TO PROHIBIT TAXPAYER RESOURCE TRANSACTIONS FOR ABORTIONS.
BILL: HB1585
Sponsor: Penzo
TO REQUIRE EMPLOYEES OF CERTAIN HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS TO HAVE A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.
BILL: HB1584
Sponsor: S. Meeks
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS NIGHTTIME ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION ACT.
BILL: HB1582
Sponsor: M. Hodges
TO AUTHORIZE A MULTIYEAR LICENSE OR REGISTRATION FOR A PHYSICIAN BY THE ARKANSAS STATE MEDICAL BOARD.
BILL: HB1580
Sponsor: Scott
TO CREATE THE COMMISSION ON RACIAL INEQUITIES IN MATERNAL MORTALITY.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
BILL: SB301
Sponsor: D. Sullivan
TO REQUIRE STATE AGENCIES TO RETURN FINES COLLECTED UNDER § 20-7-101 DURING THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY FOR A FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH RULES, ORDERS, OR DIRECTIVES RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1572
Sponsor: Lundstrum
TO CREATE THE INFORMED CONSENT FOR CHEMICAL ABORTION ACT.
BILL: HB1570
Sponsor: Lundstrum
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS SAVE ADOLESCENTS FROM EXPERIMENTATION (SAFE) ACT.
BILL: HB1564
Sponsor: Hawks
TO AMEND THE TEACHER MANAGER INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION RELATING TO BARBERS.
BILL: HB1118
Sponsor: Dotson
TO PROVIDE THAT SALES BY A COTTAGE FOOD PRODUCTION OPERATION THROUGH THE INTERNET ARE EXEMPT FROM THE DEFINITION OF "FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT"; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HCR1002
Sponsor: Boyd
TO ENCOURAGE CONTINUED COLLABORATION AMONG HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, EDUCATORS, PUBLIC OFFICIALS, AND THE ARKANSAS COMMUNITY IN BATTLING THE ABUSE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN ARKANSAS.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
BILL: SCR5
Sponsor: L. Eads
TO ENCOURAGE THE GOVERNOR TO AMEND ARKANSAS'S MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY RULES TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO COVERAGE FOR MIGRANT MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN FROM THE COMPACT OF FREE ASSOCIATION ISLANDS.
BILL: SB259
Sponsor: Bledsoe
TO AUTHORIZE THE LICENSURE OF STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION INSPECTORS; AND TO CORRECT REFERENCES TO THE APPROPRIATE CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENT.
BILL: HB1553
Sponsor: Bryant
TO CREATE THE EARN AND LEARN ACT OF 2021; AND TO ALLOW INDIVIDUALS TO WORK AND EARN A PAYCHECK WHILE ALSO FULFILLING LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AND GAINING THE SKILLS TO FILL THE NEEDS OF AN EXPANDING WORKFORCE.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
BILL: SB257
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE TIME FOR COMPLETING AN INVESTIGATION OF SUSPECTED ADULT MALTREATMENT OR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY RESIDENT MALTREATMENT.
BILL: HB1548
Sponsor: Penzo
TO CREATE THE PERSONAL CARE MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT ACT; AND TO ENSURE AN APPROPRIATE REIMBURSEMENT RATE FOR PERSONAL CARE SERVICES IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1547
Sponsor: Lundstrum
TO PROHIBIT THE STATE FROM MANDATING A VACCINE OR IMMUNIZATION FOR CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); TO GOVERN REQUIREMENTS FOR A VACCINE OR IMMUNIZATION FOR CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1545
Sponsor: M. Davis
TO UPDATE THE ARKANSAS CODE REGARDING LANGUAGE ASSOCIATED WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS.
BILL: HB1212
Sponsor: Ladyman
TO AMEND THE DIVISION OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW; CONCERNING THE NONCHARGE OF EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS FOR CERTAIN UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Monday, February 22, 2021
BILL: SB6
Sponsor: Rapert
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT; TO ABOLISH ABORTION IN ARKANSAS AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF UNBORN CHILDREN; AND TO PROTECT ALL HUMAN LIFE.
BILL: HB1521
Sponsor: McCollum
TO CODIFY EXECUTIVE ORDERS 20-18 AND 20-34 TO ENSURE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS ARE EQUIPPED WITH THE TOOLS NECESSARY TO COMBAT COVID-19; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1520
Sponsor: F. Allen
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING OCCUPATIONAL CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS; AND TO ENSURE THAT LICENSEES WHO WERE LICENSED PRIOR TO THE ENACTMENT OF ACTS 2019, NO. 990, ARE ALLOWED TO MAINTAIN THEIR LICENSES.
BILL: HB1519
Sponsor: Eaves
TO AMEND THE PETROLEUM STORAGE TANK TRUST FUND ACT; AND TO INCREASE THE BALANCE OF THE PETROLEUM STORAGE TANK TRUST FUND REQUIRING A REDUCTION IN THE PETROLEUM ENVIRONMENTAL ASSURANCE FEE.
BILL: HB1516
Sponsor: Boyd
PERMITTING A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TO TRANSPORT A PERSON IN CRISIS TO A SOBERING CENTER.
BILL: HB1515
Sponsor: Boyd
TO AMEND THE MEDICAID PROVIDER-LED ORGANIZED CARE ACT; AND TO PROHIBIT OWNERSHIP INTEREST IN MORE THAN ONE (1) RISK-BASED PROVIDER ORGANIZATION.
BILL: HB1512
Sponsor: Underwood
TO PROMOTE WORK IN THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1502
Sponsor: C. Fite
TO REQUIRE THAT CLEAR FACE MASK COVERINGS BE WORN BY CERTAIN PERSONS IF INTERACTING WITH AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING DURING CERTAIN DISASTER EMERGENCIES.
BILL: HB1155
Sponsor: Ladyman
TO REMOVE BARRIERS TO THE RELEASE OF DATA IN THE ARKANSAS CENTRAL CANCER REGISTRY TO QUALIFIED CANCER RESEARCHERS.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
BILL: SB289
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO CREATE THE MEDICAL ETHICS AND DIVERSITY ACT.
BILL: HB1498
Sponsor: Gazaway
CONCERNING THE CIVIL ENFORCEMENT OF CERTAIN CAUSES OF ACTION AGAINST A LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY BY A RESIDENT OF THAT FACILITY.
BILL: HB1488
Sponsor: Gonzales
TO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS CODE THAT RESULTED FROM INITIATED ACT 4 OF 1948; TO CLARIFY THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1465
Sponsor: Dotson
TO REQUIRE LICENSING ENTITIES TO CONSIDER THE GOOD MORAL CHARACTER OF AN INDIVIDUAL BEFORE ISSUING A LICENSE TO AN INDIVIDUAL.
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
BILL: SB254
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO ENSURE THAT BUSINESSES ARE NOT PENALIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR THE BEHAVIOR OF THEIR PATRONS OR CUSTOMERS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB240
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING NONMUNICIPAL DOMESTIC SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB143
Sponsor: Irvin
TO ENSURE THAT BENEFICIARIES OF THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM HAVE ACCESS TO NEW PRODUCTS AND LABEL EXPANSIONS APPROVED BY THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION.
BILL: HB1460
Sponsor: Womack
TO CREATE THE WORKFORCE FREEDOM ACT OF 2021; TO ELIMINATE DUPLICATIVE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL; AND TO INCREASE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORKERS IN ARKANSAS.
BILL: HB1459
Sponsor: Penzo
TO ENSURE THAT ALL HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS ARE REIMBURSED FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES BY THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM.
BILL: HCR1002
Sponsor: Boyd
TO ENCOURAGE CONTINUED COLLABORATION AMONG HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, EDUCATORS, PUBLIC OFFICIALS, AND THE ARKANSAS COMMUNITY IN BATTLING THE ABUSE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN ARKANSAS.
Monday, February 8, 2021
BILL: SB258
Sponsor: Bledsoe
TO AUTHORIZE NONMANDATORY MULTIYEAR REGISTRATION AND LICENSING BY THE CONTRACTORS LICENSING BOARD.
BILL: HB1450
Sponsor: Magie
TO REQUIRE A HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR EARLY REFILLS OF PRESCRIPTION EYE DROPS; AND TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS COVERAGE FOR EARLY REFILLS OF PRESCRIPTION EYE DROPS ACT.
BILL: HB1441
Sponsor: Crawford
TO CREATE THE HUMAN EGG PROVIDER PROTECTION ACT.
BILL: HB1440
Sponsor: Pilkington
TO MODIFY THE CURRICULUM OF MASSAGE THERAPY SCHOOLS; TO ALLOW REMOTE EDUCATION TO MEET CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS; TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF MASSAGE THERAPY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1439
Sponsor: Pilkington
TO UPDATE THE VOLUNTEER HEALTH CARE ACT; AND TO INCLUDE THERAPISTS, ADDICTION SPECIALISTS, AND COUNSELORS IN THE VOLUNTEER HEALTHCARE PROGRAM.
Thursday, February 4, 2021
BILL: HB1428
Sponsor: Miller
TO CREATE THE MEDICAID EXPANSION EFFICIENCY ACT OF 2021; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1427
Sponsor: Miller
TO CLARIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRY RECORDS CHECKS AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR IN-HOME CAREGIVERS OF MEDICAID BENEFICIARIES.
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
BILL: HB1402
Sponsor: Barker
TO AMEND THE ABORTION-INDUCING DRUGS SAFETY ACT.
BILL: SB189
Sponsor: Teague
TO AMEND THE ASSESSMENT FEE AND PROGRAM ON MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION PROVIDERS WITHIN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB155
Sponsor: B. Davis
TO ESTABLISH LILA'S LAW; AND TO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES REGARDING ACCESS TO ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION.
BILL: SB99
Sponsor: Bledsoe
TO REGULATE STEP THERAPY PROTOCOLS.
BILL: HB1409
Sponsor: Lundstrum
TO MODIFY THE DEFINITION OF "WAGES" IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER THE DIVISION OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW.
BILL: HB1408
Sponsor: Lundstrum
TO AMEND THE ADVANCING WOMEN'S HEALTH ACT OF 2015; AND TO REQUIRE THE ACT TO APPLY TO FUNDING THROUGH THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1407
Sponsor: Lundstrum
TO MODIFY THE METHOD OF CALCULATION OF THE STABILIZATION TAX IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER THE DIVISION OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW.
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
BILL: SB212
Sponsor: K. Hammer
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS PANS/PANDAS ADVISORY COUNCIL; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1378
Sponsor: Penzo
TO AUTHORIZE OCCUPATIONAL OR PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE MIGRANTS FROM THE COMPACT OF FREE ASSOCIATION ISLANDS.
Monday, February 1, 2021
BILL: SB78
Sponsor: Hill
TO ESTABLISH ARKANSAS OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING OF UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS, AND SPOUSES ACT OF 2021; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1366
Sponsor: Penzo
TO CREATE A RAPBACK PROGRAM UNDER THE DIVISION OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE.
BILL: HB1351
Sponsor: Wing
CONCERNING THE USE OF CERTAIN CHEMICALS IN FIREFIGHTING FOAM.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
BILL: HB1324
Sponsor: Gazaway
TO GIVE PREGNANT WOMEN PRIORITY ACCESS TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT AND RECOVERY SERVICES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
BILL: HB1322
Sponsor: Holcomb
TO AMEND THE TIMELINE FOR EMBALMING A DEAD BODY IN THE STATE.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
BILL: SB21
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO EXCLUDE MILL SCALE AND SLAG FROM THE DEFINITION OF “SOLID WASTE” IN THE ARKANSAS SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT AND THE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING FUND ACT; AND TO ADD A DEFINITION FOR "MILL SCALE AND SLAG".
BILL: HB1266
Sponsor: M. Gray
TO CLARIFY THE PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP REGARDING COSMETIC AESTHETIC SERVICES.
Monday, January 25, 2021
BILL: SB88
Sponsor: Hester
TO AMEND THE COMPOSITION OF THE ARKANSAS BOARD OF HEARING INSTRUMENT DISPENSERS.
BILL: SB27
Sponsor: T. Garner
TO ENSURE THAT THE SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE EMPLOYS INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH VETERANS.
BILL: HB1263
Sponsor: Pilkington
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS ANESTHESIOLOGIST ASSISTANT ACT; AND TO PROVIDE FOR LICENSURE OF ANESTHESIOLOGIST ASSISTANTS.
BILL: HB1261
Sponsor: Ladyman
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE STATE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY; TO AUTHORIZE THE AGENCY TO ADMINISTER THE SECTION 404 PERMITTING PROGRAM OF THE FEDERAL CLEAN WATER ACT IN LIEU OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
BILL: HB1259
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS ATHLETIC TRAINERS ACT; AND TO AUTHORIZE ATHLETIC TRAINERS TO PRACTICE UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A PHYSICIAN.
BILL: HB1258
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO AUTHORIZE FULL INDEPENDENT PRACTICE AUTHORITY FOR CERTIFIED NURSE PRACTITIONERS WHO MEET CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS; AND TO CREATE THE FULL INDEPENDENT PRACTICE CREDENTIALING COMMITTEE.
BILL: HB1254
Sponsor: Wardlaw
TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM TO RECOGNIZE AN ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE AS A PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER.
BILL: HB1247
Sponsor: Gonzales
TO MODIFY PHYSICIAN DISPENSING; AND TO ALLOW DELEGATION OF PHYSICIAN DISPENSING.
BILL: HB1246
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO ALLOW PHARMACISTS TO TREAT CERTAIN HEALTH CONDITIONS; TO MODIFY PHYSICIAN DISPENSING; AND TO ALLOW DELEGATION OF PHYSICIAN DISPENSING.
BILL: HB1233
Sponsor: Penzo
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIAN LICENSURE ACT.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
BILL: HB1227
Sponsor: Wardlaw
TO AMEND THE MINIMUM WAGE ACT OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; AND TO AMEND THE SECTION REGARDING RELIEF FROM LIABILITY FOR EMPLOYERS THAT IMPACTS PORTIONS OF THE LAW RESULTING FROM INITIATED ACT 5 OF 2018.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
BILL: HB1215
Sponsor: Bentley
TO GRANT FULL PRACTICE AUTHORITY TO CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIVES.
BILL: HB1212
Sponsor: Ladyman
TO AMEND THE DIVISION OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW; CONCERNING THE NONCHARGE OF EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS FOR CERTAIN UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1199
Sponsor: Penzo
TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS CONCERNING CONTRACTS, REPORTS, AND RECORDS OF PEST CONTROL SERVICES.
BILL: HB1198
Sponsor: Penzo
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "PRACTICE OF CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHESIA" BY REMOVING SUPERVISION REQUIREMENTS.
BILL: HB1152
Sponsor: Gazaway
TO CREATE GABO'S LAW; TO ALLOW FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE TO BE PROVIDED TO INJURED POLICE DOGS; AND TO PROVIDE IMMUNITY.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
BILL: HB1195
Sponsor: Dotson
TO CREATE THE EVERY MOM MATTERS ACT; TO PROVIDE HEALTHCARE SUPPORT TO PREGNANT WOMEN IN ARKANSAS; AND TO STABILIZE FAMILIES AND REDUCE THE NUMBER OF ABORTIONS PERFORMED IN THE STATE.
BILL: HB1192
Sponsor: M. Gray
TO AMEND THE DIVISION OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW; AND TO AMEND AN EXCLUSION FROM THE DEFINITION OF "EMPLOYMENT" WITHIN THE DIVISION OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW.
BILL: HB1188
Sponsor: S. Meeks
CONCERNING EXEMPTIONS TO THE PRIVATE SECURITY AGENCY, PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR, AND SCHOOL SECURITY LICENSING AND CREDENTIALING ACT.
BILL: HB1180
Sponsor: Gonzales
TO SPECIFY A PROCESS OF REVIEW OF RULES REGARDING SCOPE OF PRACTICE OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS.
BILL: HB1179
Sponsor: Gonzales
TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL PERMANENT DISQUALIFYING OFFENSE ON CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
BILL: HB1177
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO AUTHORIZE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL TO ADMINISTER CERTAIN EMERGENCY PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS TO A PATIENT WHO HAS A SPECIFIC HEALTH CONDITION.
BILL: HB1176
Sponsor: L. Johnson
TO ENSURE THAT REIMBURSEMENT IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN BEHAVIORAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROVIDED VIA TELEMEDICINE CONTINUES AFTER THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1174
Sponsor: Boyd
TO ELIMINATE THE NURSING HOME CONSULTANT PHARMACIST PERMIT AND THE DISEASE STATE MANAGEMENT CREDENTIAL.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
BILL: HB1155
Sponsor: Ladyman
TO REMOVE BARRIERS TO THE RELEASE OF DATA IN THE ARKANSAS CENTRAL CANCER REGISTRY TO QUALIFIED CANCER RESEARCHERS.
BILL: HB1154
Sponsor: Ladyman
TO AMEND AND UPDATE THE ARKANSAS CODE REGARDING REGULATION OF IONIZING RADIATION TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
BILL: HB1141
Sponsor: Vaught
TO AMEND THE CEMETERY ACT FOR PERPETUALLY MAINTAINED CEMETERIES.
BILL: HB1140
Sponsor: Vaught
TO MODIFY THE LAW CONCERNING EMBALMERS AND FUNERAL DIRECTORS.
BILL: HB1138
Sponsor: Vaught
TO CONTINUE CARE FOR THE PROTECTION OF CANCER SURVIVORS.
BILL: HB1137
Sponsor: Vaught
TO PROHIBIT THE PERFORMANCE OF A PELVIC EXAMINATION ON AN UNCONSCIOUS OR ANESTHETIZED PATIENT WITHOUT THE PRIOR CONSENT OF THE PATIENT.
BILL: HB1136
Sponsor: Boyd
TO REQUIRE HEPATITIS C SCREENING DURING PREGNANCY.
BILL: HB1135
Sponsor: Boyd
TO AUTHORIZE PHARMACY TECHNICIANS TO ADMINISTER VACCINES AND IMMUNIZATIONS.
BILL: HB1134
Sponsor: Boyd
TO ALLOW PHARMACISTS TO PRESCRIBE, ADMINISTER, DELIVER, DISTRIBUTE, OR DISPENSE VACCINES, IMMUNIZATIONS, AND MEDICATIONS TO TREAT ADVERSE REACTIONS TO ADMINISTERED VACCINES.
Monday, January 11, 2021
BILL: HCR1003
Sponsor: Gonzales
TO TERMINATE THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND DISASTER EMERGENCY AND DECLARATION OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AS A DISASTER AREA UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-37 AND EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-51.
BILL: HCR1002
Sponsor: Boyd
TO ENCOURAGE CONTINUED COLLABORATION AMONG HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, EDUCATORS, PUBLIC OFFICIALS, AND THE ARKANSAS COMMUNITY IN BATTLING THE ABUSE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN ARKANSAS.
BILL: HB1118
Sponsor: Dotson
TO PROVIDE THAT SALES BY A COTTAGE FOOD PRODUCTION OPERATION THROUGH THE INTERNET ARE EXEMPT FROM THE DEFINITION OF "FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT"; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1116
Sponsor: Dotson
TO ESTABLISH SIMON'S LAW; AND TO CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENT FOR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN CONSENT FOR END-OF-LIFE MEDICAL PROCEDURES FOR MINORS.
BILL: HB1108
Sponsor: Boyd
TO REQUIRE HEPATITIS C SCREENING DURING PREGNANCY.
BILL: HB1107
Sponsor: Boyd
TO AMEND THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM ACT.
BILL: HB1069
Sponsor: Pilkington
TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE PRACTICE OF PHARMACY; AND TO AUTHORIZE PHARMACISTS TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO AND ADMINISTRATION OF ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES.
BILL: HB1068
Sponsor: Pilkington
TO CLARIFY THE TELEMEDICINE ACT; TO SPECIFY THAT THE HOME OF A PATIENT MAY BE AN ORIGINATING SITE FOR TELEMEDICINE AND THAT GROUP MEETINGS MAY BE PERFORMED VIA TELEMEDICINE; AND TO CLARIFY REIMBURSEMENT OF TELEMEDICINE SERVICES.
BILL: HB1067
Sponsor: Pilkington
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS BREAST MILK BANK; AND TO CREATE THE BREAST MILK BANK SPECIAL FUND.
BILL: HB1063
Sponsor: Dotson
TO AMEND THE TELEMEDICINE ACT; TO AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL REIMBURSEMENT FOR TELEMEDICINE VIA TELEPHONE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1061
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO CREATE THE NO PATIENT LEFT ALONE ACT; CONCERNING VISITATION RIGHTS OF PATIENTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1016
Sponsor: Rye
ALEX'S LAW: TO IMPROVE RESIDENTIAL SWIMMING POOL SAFETY TO PREVENT CHILD DROWNINGS.
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BILL: HB1003
Sponsor: C. Fite
TO AMEND AND UPDATE THE LAWS REGARDING INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING; TO ENSURE RESPECTFUL LANGUAGE IS USED REGARDING INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING; AND TO REMOVE THE TERM "HEARING IMPAIRED".