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Archive of Bills Referred


Bill No.
Bill Subtitle
Sponsor
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
BILL: HB1610
Sponsor: Bell
TO PROVIDE THAT NO ELECTION MAY BE HELD FOR CERTAIN UNOPPOSED OFFICES; AND TO PROVIDE A NEW ELECTION PROCEDURE.
Friday, March 27, 2015
BILL: SB993
Sponsor: B. King
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELECTION VIOLATIONS BY COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS; AND TO REQUIRE REPORTING OF CERTAIN IRREGULARITIES.
BILL: SB963
Sponsor: B. King
ACT TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING COMPLAINTS FILED WITH AND INVESTIGATIONS PERFORMED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS OF VIOLATIONS OF ELECTION LAWS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS ELECTION LAWS CONCERNING PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTIONS.
BILL: HB1945
Sponsor: Hammer
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE PREVENTION AND DETECTION OF FRAUD AND OTHER IMPROPER ACTIVITIES WITHIN STATE GOVERNMENT.
BILL: HB1688
Sponsor: Ballinger
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING MUNICIPAL REFERENDUM PETITIONS; AND TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR CIRCULATION OF MUNICIPAL REFERENDUM PETITIONS.
BILL: HB1865
Sponsor: Lemons
THE ELECTION COMMISSIONS INTEGRITY ACT.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
BILL: HB1863
Sponsor: Lemons
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF ELECTIONS; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELECTION OFFICIALS AND ELECTION DEADLINES.
BILL: HB1687
Sponsor: Ballinger
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING BALLOT QUESTIONS; AND TO ADD CLARITY TO THE FORMAT OF A BALLOT QUESTION.
BILL: HB1669
Sponsor: Womack
TO PROMOTE THE RIGHTS GUARANTEED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION; AND TO PROTECT A CITIZEN'S RIGHT TO OBSERVE AND RECORD PUBLIC EVENTS.
BILL: HB1610
Sponsor: Bell
TO PROVIDE THAT NO ELECTION MAY BE HELD FOR CERTAIN UNOPPOSED OFFICES; AND TO PROVIDE A NEW ELECTION PROCEDURE.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
BILL: SB1055
Sponsor: A. Clark
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONS AND SECRET BALLOTS.
BILL: SB1013
Sponsor: B. King
TO PROVIDE FOR COMPREHENSIVE INVESTIGATIONS OF ELECTION MISCONDUCT; TO CREATE A VOTER INTEGRITY UNIT ADMINISTERED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE; AND TO ALLOW THE VOTER INTEGRITY UNIT TO PERFORM RECOUNTS.
BILL: SB939
Sponsor: Rapert
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS MONUMENT DISPLAY ACT.
BILL: SB933
Sponsor: Rapert
TO CREATE A REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT PROCESS FOR AN AGENCY, BOARD, OR COMMISSION MEMBER WHO IS NOT SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION BY THE SENATE.
BILL: SB887
Sponsor: B. King
TO PROMOTE HONESTY AND INTEGRITY IN COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS; TO CREATE A PROCEDURE FOR THE REMOVAL OF A MEMBER OF A COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS UPON PUBLIC COMPLAINT.
BILL: SB382
Sponsor: E. Williams
TO STUDY THE RESTRUCTURING OF VARIOUS STATE AGENCIES INTO PRINCIPAL DEPARTMENTS AND THE EFFICIENCY AND COST SAVINGS OF CONSOLIDATION OF THOSE AGENCIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
BILL: SB2
Sponsor: J. Dismang
AN ACT CONCERNING THE REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF ADMINISTRATIVE RULES AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ARTICLE 5, SECTION 42, OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION.
BILL: SB1003
Sponsor: B. King
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE INTERNAL AUDIT SECTION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION.
Monday, March 23, 2015
BILL: SB860
Sponsor: Hickey
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING INITIATIVES, REFERENDA, AND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
BILL: SB995
Sponsor: Elliott
TO REQUIRE CERTAIN STATE AGENCIES TO COOPERATE WITH PROFESSIONAL ENTITIES; AND TO ASSESS THE NEED FOR PROFESSIONALS WITH SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS WHO CAN RENDER SPECIALIZED SERVICES TO UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES.
BILL: SB636
Sponsor: J. Woods
TO CREATE THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE HEADQUARTERS FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT FINANCING ACT; TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
BILL: HB1936
Sponsor: Bell
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE REPORTING OF WASTE OR MISUSE OF PUBLIC FUNDS BY ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROVIDERS
BILL: SB841
Sponsor: B. Sample
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ACCOUNTANTS AND LICENSE RENEWALS.
BILL: SB817
Sponsor: E. Williams
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING REGISTRATION AND REPORTING BY APPROVED POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES; AND AMENDING PORTIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW RESULTING FROM INITIATED ACTS.
BILL: SB816
Sponsor: B. Sample
TO AMEND THE ELECTION LAWS CONCERNING ELECTION EQUIPMENT, TESTING PROCEDURES, ELECTION PROCESSES, AND ELECTION PROCEDURES.
BILL: SB424
Sponsor: B. Johnson
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE COMMISSIONS DERIVED FROM CERTAIN PRISONER SERVICES.
BILL: SB823
Sponsor: J. Hendren
TO CLARIFY THE PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS OF A STATE EMPLOYEE.
BILL: HB1945
Sponsor: Hammer
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE PREVENTION AND DETECTION OF FRAUD AND OTHER IMPROPER ACTIVITIES WITHIN STATE GOVERNMENT.
BILL: HB1851
Sponsor: Neal
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING APPOINTMENTS TO AND MEMBERSHIP ON CERTAIN BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES, AND OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE BODIES.
Monday, March 16, 2015
BILL: HB1829
Sponsor: Ladyman
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED WHEN A VOTER REQUIRES ASSISTANCE IN CASTING HIS OR HER BALLOT.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
BILL: SB803
Sponsor: Hester
TO ALLOW A CANDIDATE TO RUN FOR MORE THAN ONE FEDERAL OFFICE SIMULTANEOUSLY.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
BILL: SB779
Sponsor: Maloch
TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS APPRAISER LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION BOARD TO CONDUCT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS TO ENHANCE THE ENFORCEMENT OF APPRAISER QUALIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING FEES CHARGED FOR NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICES; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE RENEWAL OF THE COMMISSIONS OF NOTARIES PUBLICS.
BILL: SB356
Sponsor: Files
TO PROVIDE FOR ESCHEATMENT OF A UNITED STATES SAVINGS BOND.
BILL: HB1954
Sponsor: Walker
TO CREATE THE STATE OF ARKANSAS WORKFORCE RETENTION TASK FORCE; TO STUDY AND EVALUATE THE WAYS STATE AGENCIES COULD INCREASE EMPLOYEE RETENTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Monday, March 9, 2015
BILL: HB1808
Sponsor: C. Douglas
TO AUTHORIZE PAID LEAVE OF ABSENCE DURING A NATIONAL DISASTER FOR A STATE OR CITY EMPLOYEE SIMULTANEOUSLY EMPLOYED AS A FEDERAL EMERGENCY DISASTER RELIEF TEAM EMPLOYEE.
BILL: HB1874
Sponsor: Johnson
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO EXEMPT RECORDS MAINTAINED BY DISASTER RECOVERY SYSTEMS FROM THE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967.
BILL: HB1873
Sponsor: Johnson
TO CREATE A PROCEDURE FOR ADDRESSING UNDULY BURDENSOME REQUESTS FOR DISCLOSURE UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967.
BILL: HB1865
Sponsor: Lemons
THE ELECTION COMMISSIONS INTEGRITY ACT.
BILL: HB1863
Sponsor: Lemons
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF ELECTIONS; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELECTION OFFICIALS AND ELECTION DEADLINES.
BILL: HB1799
Sponsor: B. Overbey
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING COMPENSATION FOR UNUSED SICK LEAVE; AND TO REPEAL THE CAP ON A PAYOUT OF UNUSED SICK LEAVE.
BILL: HB1788
Sponsor: Bell
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY BY STATE AGENCIES; AND TO REQUIRE STATE AGENCIES TO CONSULT THE ARKANSAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION'S BUILDING AND SITES DATABASE.
BILL: HB1782
Sponsor: Jean
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING UNCLAIMED PROPERTY; TO AMEND THE TIME PERIODS FOR THE PRESUMPTION OF ABANDONMENT OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY; AND TO AMEND THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO ABANDONED MINERAL PROCEEDS.
Friday, March 6, 2015
BILL: HB1743
Sponsor: Sorvillo
TO ALIGN ANNUAL SCHOOL ELECTIONS WITH GENERAL ELECTIONS; AND TO AMEND OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING BOARDS OF DIRECTORS OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
BILL: HB1737
Sponsor: Branscum
PROVIDING THAT ADMINISTRATIVE RULES PROMULGATED BY A STATE AGENCY SHALL NOT BECOME EFFECTIVE UNTIL REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY A LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE.
BILL: HB1730
Sponsor: Bell
TO ELIMINATE EXCESSIVE GOVERNMENT REGULATION; TO CREATE SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF OLD RULES; TO PREVENT RULES FROM BECOMING ANTIQUATED; AND TO REQUIRE APPROVAL OF OLD RULES BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
BILL: HB1729
Sponsor: Copeland
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS SUNSET ACT OF 2015; TO PROVIDE FOR SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF AGENCIES; AND TO ENCOURAGE EFFICIENT ADMINISTRATION OF GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONS.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
BILL: SB636
Sponsor: J. Woods
TO CREATE THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE HEADQUARTERS FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT FINANCING ACT; TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1688
Sponsor: Ballinger
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING MUNICIPAL REFERENDUM PETITIONS; AND TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR CIRCULATION OF MUNICIPAL REFERENDUM PETITIONS.
BILL: HB1687
Sponsor: Ballinger
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING BALLOT QUESTIONS; AND TO ADD CLARITY TO THE FORMAT OF A BALLOT QUESTION.
BILL: HB1669
Sponsor: Womack
TO PROMOTE THE RIGHTS GUARANTEED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION; AND TO PROTECT A CITIZEN'S RIGHT TO OBSERVE AND RECORD PUBLIC EVENTS.
BILL: HB1665
Sponsor: Bennett
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ABANDONED PROPERTY; AND TO ALTER THE METHOD BY WHICH NOTICE OF THE ABANDONMENT OF PROPERTY IS PUBLISHED.
BILL: HB1682
Sponsor: Tucker
TO ALLOW A VOTER TO REGISTER TO VOTE ON THE DAY OF AN ELECTION OR DURING EARLY VOTING; AND TO AMEND AMENDMENT 51 OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
BILL: SB723
Sponsor: Hickey
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE DIVISION OF LEGISLATIVE AUDIT.
BILL: HB1616
Sponsor: Love
TO PROVIDE FOR AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION; AND TO AMEND AMENDMENT 51 OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
BILL: HB1610
Sponsor: Bell
TO PROVIDE THAT NO ELECTION MAY BE HELD FOR CERTAIN UNOPPOSED OFFICES; AND TO PROVIDE A NEW ELECTION PROCEDURE.
Monday, March 2, 2015
BILL: SB476
Sponsor: Hickey
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING THE PROCUREMENT OF SERVICES; TO AMEND THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE PROCUREMENTS; AND TO MAKE RELATED CHANGES.
BILL: HR1031
Sponsor: G. Hodges
TO URGE THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PROPOSE THE REGULATION FREEDOM AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
BILL: HB1475
Sponsor: Brown
TO PROVIDE STATUTORY GUIDANCE CONCERNING INTERSTATE CONVENTIONS UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
BILL: HB1468
Sponsor: Womack
TO MODIFY THE USE OF SHARED LEAVE UNDER THE UNIFORM ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE POLICY ACT.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
BILL: SB365
Sponsor: Elliott
TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS STATE GAME AND FISH COMMISSION AND THE STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION TO PAY FOR THE ACCRUED LEAVE OF AN OFFICER WHO DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
BILL: HB1440
Sponsor: Dotson
TO REDUCE THE FEE FOR A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE; AND TO CREATE A LIFETIME CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
BILL: HB1425
Sponsor: Tucker
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE CONTRIBUTIONS; AND TO REQUIRE COORDINATED COMMUNICATIONS TO BE SUBJECT TO THE CONTRIBUTION LIMITS OF ARKANSAS LAW.
BILL: HB1422
Sponsor: Bell
TO PROMOTE VOTER TURNOUT; AND TO AMEND THE LAW TO LIMIT THE DATES ON WHICH CERTAIN SPECIAL ELECTIONS CAN BE HELD.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
BILL: SB310
Sponsor: Hester
TO AMEND THE PRODUCTIVITY REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
BILL: HB1405
Sponsor: Bentley
CONCERNING FEES AND COSTS COLLECTED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE.
BILL: HB1401
Sponsor: Love
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING DEATH BENEFITS FOR CERTAIN PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
BILL: HB1368
Sponsor: Bragg
TO PROVIDE THAT A PUBLIC EMPLOYEE'S DESIGNATED BENEFICIARY FORM SHALL BE WITNESSED.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
BILL: SB162
Sponsor: D. Sanders
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING CARRYOVER FUND REPORTS; AND AMENDING A PORTION OF ARKANSAS LAW RESULTING FROM INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1990 AND INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1996.
BILL: HB1361
Sponsor: Hickerson
TO CLARIFY THE LAW CONCERNING LEAVE FOR EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES; AND TO AMEND PORTIONS OF THE UNIFORM ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE POLICY ACT.
Monday, February 9, 2015
BILL: HJR1003
Sponsor: Ballinger
AN APPLICATION FOR A CONVENTION OF THE STATES UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
Friday, February 6, 2015
BILL: HB1274
Sponsor: Leding
TO AMEND THE PAYMENT FOR CLAIMS TO COVERED PUBLIC EMPLOYEES, DESIGNATED BENEFICIARIES, OR SURVIVORS OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
BILL: HB1271
Sponsor: Harris
TO AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP OF VARIOUS STATE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS; AND TO REQUIRE THE ELECTION OF SOME MEMBERS OF THE STATE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.
BILL: HB1269
Sponsor: Bell
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING A PETITION TO FILE AS AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE FOR OFFICE; TO REQUIRE A FORM FOR ALL PETITIONS; AND TO REQUIRE VERIFICATION THAT THE PETITION WAS NOT CIRCULATED LONGER THAN THE PRESCRIBED TIME.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
BILL: HR1011
Sponsor: S. Meeks
TO EXPRESS SUPPORT OF THE FEDERAL TRANSFER OF PUBLIC LANDS TO THE WESTERN STATES OF THE UNITED STATES; AND TO URGE THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO ENGAGE IN GOOD FAITH EFFORTS TO COORDINATE THE TRANSFER OF TITLE TO THE WESTERN STATES.
Monday, February 2, 2015
BILL: HB1233
Sponsor: Della Rosa
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE FILING OF CERTAIN REPORTS WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE; AND TO AMEND PORTIONS OF LAW RESULTING FROM INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1990 AND INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1996.
BILL: HB1229
Sponsor: Farrer
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS MILITARY HERITAGE PROTECTION ACT.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
BILL: HB1190
Sponsor: Hammer
CONCERNING REQUIREMENTS FOR A CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT; AND CONCERNING A CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT FOR PERSONS BETWEEN EIGHTEEN AND TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE WHO ARE CURRENT OR FORMER MILITARY.
Monday, January 26, 2015
BILL: HB1168
Sponsor: Bell
TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE ARKANSAS GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION OFFICE TO THE ARKANSAS GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICE; AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE LAW.
BILL: HB1163
Sponsor: Bell
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE POLITICAL FREEDOM OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.
BILL: HB1157
Sponsor: Davis
TO AUTHORIZE THE AWARDING OF FLAGS TO FAMILIES OF CERTAIN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WHO LOSE THEIR LIVES IN THE COURSE OF THEIR EMPLOYMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1150
Sponsor: J. Mayberry
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF MAJORITY AND MINORITY PARTIES; AND TO AMEND THE METHOD FOR THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
BILL: HB1119
Sponsor: Love
TO ELIMINATE THE DUAL STATUS OF THE STATE HOLIDAY CELEBRATING ROBERT E. LEE'S BIRTHDAY ON THE SAME DAY AS THE STATE HOLIDAY CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDAY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
BILL: HB1113
Sponsor: Bell
TO ELIMINATE THE DUAL STATUS OF THE STATE HOLIDAY CELEBRATING ROBERT E. LEE'S BIRTHDAY ON THE SAME DAY AS THE STATE HOLIDAY CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDAY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
BILL: HB1068
Sponsor: Hammer
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING NOTICE OF WRITE-IN CANDIDACY; AND TO SET A DATE PRIOR TO AN ELECTION FOR NOTICE OF WRITE-IN CANDIDACY.
Monday, January 12, 2015
BILL: HB1063
Sponsor: Sabin
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS HISTORY COMMISSION.
BILL: HJR1001
Sponsor: House
AN APPLICATION BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION FOR A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS.
BILL: HB1054
Sponsor: Bell
TO PRESERVE THE INTEGRITY OF EXECUTIVE SESSIONS; TO ENSURE THAT CLOSED MEETINGS HELD BY PUBLIC ENTITIES ARE CONDUCTED LAWFULLY; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967.
BILL: HB1006
Sponsor: Bell
TO ADOPT THE COMPACT FOR A BALANCED BUDGET.