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AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT- HOUSE


Archive of Bills Referred


Bill No.
Bill Subtitle
Sponsor
Thursday, March 30, 2017
BILL: HB2218
Sponsor: M. Gray
TO AMEND THE MINORITY BUSINESS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT; AND TO REPEAL CERTAIN CONTRACTING GOALS.
BILL: HB1755
Sponsor: Collins
TO CREATE THE TRAIL OF TEARS HISTORIC BIKE ROUTE.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
BILL: HB2175
Sponsor: D. Douglas
TO REPEAL ARCHAIC LANGUAGE IN TITLE 2 OF ARKANSAS CODE; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY COMMISSION; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CONTROL OF CONTAGIOUS DISEASES.
Monday, March 27, 2017
BILL: HB2063
Sponsor: Hammer
TO CREATE THE FERAL HOG ERADICATION TASK FORCE.
BILL: HB1748
Sponsor: Pilkington
TO DESIGNATE THE MALLARD AS THE OFFICIAL STATE DUCK.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
BILL: HB1554
Sponsor: Drown
CONCERNING PRIVATE REAL PROPERTY RIGHTS; TO PROTECT NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES, AND HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS; TO DETER CRIMINAL ACTIVITY ON A PERSON'S REAL PROPERTY; AND CONCERNING THE OFFENSE OF CRIMINAL TRESPASS.
Monday, March 20, 2017
BILL: SB620
Sponsor: Standridge
TO EXEMPT CRYSTAL QUARTZ MINING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY FROM THE ARKANSAS OPEN-CUT RECLAMATION ACT.
Friday, March 17, 2017
BILL: SB553
Sponsor: J. Cooper
TO PROVIDE A CERTIFICATION FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ENGAGE IN LIVESTOCK EMBRYO TRANSFER OR TRANSPLANT AND LIVESTOCK PREGNANCY DETERMINATION.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
TO AUTHORIZE ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF VERIFYING NEGATIVE EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA TESTS.
BILL: SB538
Sponsor: Maloch
TO IMPLEMENT ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION, AMENDMENT 97; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TAXES AND PUBLIC CORPORATIONS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB2180
Sponsor: Rye
TO ESTABLISH THAT THE NORTHEAST ARKANSAS DISTRICT FAIR LOCATION SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE NORTHEAST ARKANSAS DISTRICT FAIR ADVISORY BOARD.
Rye
BILL: HB1715
Sponsor: Richmond
TO CREATE THE PROTECTION FOR DOG OWNERS ACT; TO DEFINE DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES FOR DOG SALES; TO CREATE THE PROFESSIONAL AND DIRECT-SELL DOG BREEDER ACT; AND TO CREATE OVERSIGHT OF DOG SELLERS.
BILL: HB2236
Sponsor: Gonzales
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE CLASSIFICATION OF ANIMAL BEDDING.
BILL: HB2225
Sponsor: Johnson
TO PROVIDE FISHING LICENSURE FLEXIBILITY FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH MENTAL DISABILITIES.
BILL: HB2218
Sponsor: M. Gray
TO AMEND THE MINORITY BUSINESS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT; AND TO REPEAL CERTAIN CONTRACTING GOALS.
BILL: HB1956
Sponsor: M. Gray
TO DEFINE THE PAYROLL CALCULATIONS FOR MEETING THE PAYROLL REQUIREMENTS OF EMPLOYERS RECEIVING INCENTIVES UNDER THE CONSOLIDATED INCENTIVE ACT OF 2003.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
BILL: SB567
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO AMEND A PROVISION IN THE LAW CONCERNING THE COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT AS APPLIED TO NON-OCCUPATIONAL LICENSEES AND PERMIT HOLDERS.
BILL: SB501
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO CREATE PENALTIES UNDER THE STATE PLANT BOARD FOR THE MISUSE OF DICAMBA OR RELATED PRODUCTS; TO LIMIT THE USE OF PENALTIES ABOVE ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000); AND TO DIRECT MONEYS TO SCHOLARSHIPS AND TRAINING OF PERSONNEL.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
BILL: HB2078
Sponsor: Sorvillo
TO CREATE AN OFFENSE FOR SALE OF DOGS OR CATS ON PROPERTY WITHOUT OWNER'S WRITTEN PERMISSION; AND TO PROTECT CONSUMERS AND ANIMALS FROM PUPPY AND KITTEN MILLS.
BILL: HB1536
Sponsor: M. Gray
TO AMEND THE MINORITY BUSINESS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT TO INCLUDE WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
BILL: SB534
Sponsor: Rice
TO PROTECT PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNERS AND LESSEES WHO CAPTURE A FERAL HOG ON PRIVATE PROPERTY.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
BILL: HB2175
Sponsor: D. Douglas
TO REPEAL ARCHAIC LANGUAGE IN TITLE 2 OF ARKANSAS CODE; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY COMMISSION; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CONTROL OF CONTAGIOUS DISEASES.
Monday, March 6, 2017
BILL: HB2063
Sponsor: Hammer
TO CREATE THE FERAL HOG ERADICATION TASK FORCE.
BILL: HB2030
Sponsor: Sabin
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ECONOMIC INCENTIVE TRANSPARENCY ACT; AND TO REQUIRE REPORTING OF INFORMATION CONCERNING THE ECONOMIC INCENTIVES OFFERED BY THE STATE.
BILL: HB1982
Sponsor: Shepherd
TO AMEND THE EXCEPTION TO A CRITICAL GROUNDWATER COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD'S AUTHORITY TO LEVY A CONSERVATION FEE REGARDING THE SPARTA AQUIFER.
BILL: HB1902
Sponsor: Bentley
CONCERNING AGRICULTURAL SCHOOLS; TO ALLOW A PUBLIC CHARTER AUTHORIZER TO DESIGNATE A PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL AS A SCHOOL FOR AGRICULTURAL STUDIES; AND TO REPEAL THE K-12 AGRICULTURE SCHOOL PILOT PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1876
Sponsor: M.J. Gray
TO REQUIRE AN ENTITY THAT RECEIVES AN ECONOMIC INCENTIVE FROM THE STATE TO EMPLOY OR CONTRACT WITH ARKANSAS RESIDENTS IN COMPLETING THE PROJECT THAT IS SUBJECT TO THE FINANCIAL INCENTIVE AGREEMENT.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
BILL: HB1871
Sponsor: Lemons
TO ENSURE THE CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING OF ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS.
BILL: HB1847
Sponsor: Capp
TO PROVIDE FOR ARKANSAS AGRITOURISM SIGNS AT STATE WELCOME CENTERS AND TOURIST INFORMATION CENTERS THROUGH THE ARKANSAS WINE COUNTRY TRAILS PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1839
Sponsor: Beck
TO CREATE THE LOCAL FOOD, FARMS, AND JOBS ACT.
BILL: HB1812
Sponsor: Hillman
AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING A LANDLORD'S LIEN ON CROPS.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
BILL: HB1778
Sponsor: Hillman
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS INDUSTRIAL HEMP ACT; AND TO CREATE A RESEARCH PROGRAM TO ASSESS THE AGRICULTURAL AND ECONOMIC POTENTIAL OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP PRODUCTION IN ARKANSAS.
BILL: HB1769
Sponsor: Tucker
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ANIMAL ABUSE REGISTRY.
BILL: HB1768
Sponsor: Tucker
TO CREATE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR INVESTMENTS IN SMALL ARKANSAS-BASED HIGH-TECHNOLOGY BUSINESSES.
BILL: HB1767
Sponsor: Tucker
TO ESTABLISH A FEE WAIVER PROGRAM FOR ENTREPRENEURS.
BILL: HB1755
Sponsor: Collins
TO CREATE THE TRAIL OF TEARS HISTORIC BIKE ROUTE.
BILL: HB1748
Sponsor: Pilkington
TO DESIGNATE THE MALLARD AS THE OFFICIAL STATE DUCK.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
BILL: HB1717
Sponsor: Sorvillo
TO CREATE THE DOG AND CAT SALE REGISTRATION ACT; AND TO CREATE THE DOG AND CAT SALE REGISTRATION FUND.
Monday, February 27, 2017
BILL: SB366
Sponsor: Hickey
TO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION ACT AND TO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY ACT.
BILL: HB1692
Sponsor: Hillman
TO INCREASE PENALTIES UNDER THE STATE PLANT BOARD; TO LIMIT THE USES OF PENALTIES ABOVE ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000); AND TO DIRECT MONEYS TO SCHOLARSHIPS AND TRAINING OF PERSONNEL.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
BILL: HB1655
Sponsor: Davis
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ANNEXATION WITHIN ONE-HALF MILE OF A STATE PARK.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
BILL: HR1029
Sponsor: Vaught
RECOGNIZING NATIONAL FFA WEEK.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
BILL: HB1554
Sponsor: Drown
CONCERNING PRIVATE REAL PROPERTY RIGHTS; TO PROTECT NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES, AND HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS; TO DETER CRIMINAL ACTIVITY ON A PERSON'S REAL PROPERTY; AND CONCERNING THE OFFENSE OF CRIMINAL TRESPASS.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
BILL: SB265
Sponsor: Caldwell
TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND NATURAL GAS INFRASTRUCTURE EXPANSION.
BILL: HB1536
Sponsor: M. Gray
TO AMEND THE MINORITY BUSINESS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT TO INCLUDE WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES.
Monday, February 13, 2017
BILL: SB255
Sponsor: Irvin
TO PLACE THE WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM COMMISSION UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
BILL: SB280
Sponsor: E. Williams
PROHIBITING CRUELTY TOWARDS CERTAIN TYPES OF EQUINES UNDER THE CRIMINAL LAW.
BILL: SB172
Sponsor: Irvin
CONFERRING STATEWIDE JURISDICTION TO A CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER EMPLOYED BY THE STATE PARKS DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM.
BILL: HR1022
Sponsor: D. Douglas
TO RECOGNIZE THE POSITIVE IMPACT OF THE ARKANSAS 4-H PROGRAM ON OUR YOUTH AND TO CELEBRATE 4-H DAY ON FEBRUARY 16, 2017.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
BILL: HR1020
Sponsor: Penzo
RECOGNIZING THE NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY.
Monday, February 6, 2017
BILL: SB250
Sponsor: D. Sanders
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY ACCELERATOR ACT; AND TO PROVIDE FOR AN ARKANSAS BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY ACCELERATOR GRANT PROGRAM.
BILL: SB249
Sponsor: D. Sanders
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM; AND TO PROVIDE FOR MATCHING GRANTS TO BUSINESSES THAT HAVE RECEIVED FEDERAL SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH GRANTS.
BILL: SB248
Sponsor: D. Sanders
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS ACCELERATION FUND ACT; AND TO AMEND THE ADVISORY CAPACITY OF THE ARKANSAS RESEARCH ALLIANCE.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
BILL: HR1017
Sponsor: D. Douglas
COMMENDING ARKANSAS FARMERS, RANCHERS, AND FORESTERS FOR THEIR VITAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SECURITY AND ECONOMIC WELLBEING OF THE STATE AND THE NATION.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
BILL: SB160
Sponsor: D. Wallace
TO REPEAL THE NONPROFIT INCENTIVE ACT OF 2005.
Monday, January 30, 2017
BILL: HB1380
Sponsor: D. Douglas
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS TRESPASSER RESPONSIBILITY ACT.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
BILL: HB1256
Sponsor: Sabin
TO PROVIDE THAT SALES BY A COTTAGE FOOD PRODUCTION OPERATION AT AN ONLINE FARMERS' MARKET ARE EXEMPT FROM THE DEFINITION OF "FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT".
Thursday, January 19, 2017
BILL: HB1218
Sponsor: Branscum
TO AMEND PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE DIVISION OF LAND SURVEYS OF THE ARKANSAS GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICE.
BILL: HB1217
Sponsor: Branscum
TO PROVIDE FOR FREE HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
BILL: HB1206
Sponsor: Hillman
AN ACT TO CREATE THE UNIFORM STATE SEEDS STANDARDIZATION ACT.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
BILL: HR1009
Sponsor: Bragg
TO RECOGNIZE AND CELEBRATE FORESTRY DAY, SPONSORED BY THE ARKANSAS FORESTRY ASSOCIATION, AT THE STATE CAPITOL ON JANUARY 24, 2017.
BILL: HR1008
Sponsor: Wardlaw
HONORING THE FORESTRY JUDGING TEAM OF THE HERMITAGE CHAPTER OF THE FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA.