Bills in Senate Committees


Bill Number Bill Subtitle Sponsor
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - SENATE
SB8 TO NAME THE VISITORS CENTER IN PETIT JEAN STATE PARK; AND TO HONOR DR. T.W. HARDISON. M. Johnson
SB80 TO REQUIRE THE GOVERNOR TO APPOINT POTENTIAL MEMBERS TO THE STATE PLANT BOARD. D. Wallace
SB148 TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW RELATED TO THE RECORDING OF COORDINATES BASED ON THE ARKANSAS COORDINATE SYSTEM 1983; AND TO REPEAL THE PROXIMITY-TO-STATION REQUIREMENT. B. Johnson
CITY, COUNTY & LOCAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE - SENATE
SB20 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING VACANCY, SUSPENSION, AND REMOVAL PROCEDURES FOR COUNTY ELECTIVE, COUNTY QUORUM COURT DISTRICT, AND TOWNSHIP OFFICERS. D. Wallace
SB59 THE ARKANSAS SECOND AMENDMENT LIBERTIES SAFEGUARDS ACT. B. Ballinger
SB123 TO MODIFY THE LAW CONCERNING THE ELECTRONIC RECORDING COMMISSION. L. Eads
SB127 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE TO ALLOW LIBRARIES TO ACCEPT DEBIT CARD AND CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS. J. English
SB169 CONCERNING OUTDOOR SALES OF NONALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES BY A MINOR. T. Garner
SB171 CONCERNING THE FEES FOR A LICENSE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN; AND TO WAIVE FEES FOR MILITARY VETERANS AND ACTIVE UNITED STATES MILITARY PERSONNEL. T. Garner
EDUCATION COMMITTEE - SENATE
SB25 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE LIMITATION ON SCHOOL CHOICE TRANSFERS UNDER THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 2015. J. Sturch
SB31 TO AMEND THE COMPONENTS OF A COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS ASSESSMENT. J. English
SB33 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE INTERSTATE COMPACT ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR MILITARY CHILDREN. J. English
SB60 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING MANDATED VISION SCREENINGS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS. Irvin
SB61 TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE COLLEGE AND CAREER COACHES PROGRAM. Irvin
SB62 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE RIGHT TO READ ACT. Irvin
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
SB64 TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION. Irvin
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
SB71 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ETHICAL VIOLATIONS APPLICABLE TO EDUCATORS. J. Sturch
SB72 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR SCHOOL PERSONNEL. J. Sturch
SB77 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING EDUCATION RENEWAL ZONES. L. Eads
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
SB89 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE SUCCEED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. Hester
SB101 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ENHANCED STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT FUNDING AND SCHOOL FUNDING UNDER THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING ACT OF 2003. Irvin
SB107 TO CREATE THE COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION ADVANCEMENT ACT OF 2021. J. English
SB113 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS WORKFORCE CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM; AND TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "APPROVED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION". L. Eads
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
SB120 CONCERNING RULEMAKING AUTHORITY UNDER THE SCHOOL COUNSELING IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2019. B. Davis
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
SB125 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING HIGHER EDUCATION. J. Sturch
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
SB129 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PRIVATE RESIDENT AND CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS. J. English
SB130 TO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 1. J. Sturch
SB131 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE ARKANSAS CONCURRENT CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. J. Sturch
SB139 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. J. Dismang
SB140 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. J. Dismang
SB142 CONCERNING FUNDING BASED ON THE AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. K. Ingram
SB147 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. J. English
SB159 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. L. Eads
SB160 TO REQUIRE HOLOCAUST EDUCATION BE TAUGHT IN ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Hester
SB161 TO ALLOW A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT TO OFFER A HUNTING SAFETY COURSE AS PART OF ITS CURRICULUM. T. Garner
INSURANCE & COMMERCE - SENATE
SB11 TO ALLOW ARKANSAS CORPORATIONS AND ARKANSAS BANKS TO HOLD ANNUAL OR SPECIAL SHAREHOLDER MEETINGS REMOTELY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. D. Sullivan
SB23 TO ESTABLISH THE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE CORPORATION SELF-REGULATION ACT OF 2021. B. Johnson
SB81 TO AMEND THE LAW PROHIBITING SPOOFING; TO REGULATE MUNICIPAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE PROVIDERS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. J. Dismang
SB112 CONCERNING SUITABILITY IN ANNUITY CONTRACT TRANSACTIONS. Teague
SB136 TO MODIFY GAS RATES TO DETERMINE THE LOWEST OR MOST ADVANTAGEOUS MARKET FOR PIPELINE COMPANIES. Irvin
SB137 TO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF THE ENERGY SOURCE OF A UTILITY SERVICE. Irvin
SB149 TO AMEND THE FAIR MORTGAGE LENDING ACT. J. Dismang
SB150 TO AMEND THE UNIFORM MONEY SERVICES ACT. J. Dismang
SB151 TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS SECURITIES ACT. J. Dismang
SB168 TO MODIFY THE EXEMPTIONS OF CERTAIN ENTITIES FROM INSURANCE REGULATION. K. Hammer
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE - SENATE
HB1057 CONCERNING THE REGISTRATION OF AN OUT-OF-STATE SEX OFFENDER. Dalby
HB1058 TO PERMIT A JUROR TO DONATE HIS OR HER PER DIEM COMPENSATION AND MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT TO AN ELIGIBLE NONPROFIT ENTITY. Dalby
HB1059 CONCERNING THE INTRASTATE TRANSFER OF A SPECIALTY COURT PROGRAM PARTICIPANT TO ANOTHER SPECIALTY COURT PROGRAM; TO CREATE A VETERANS TREATMENT SPECIALTY COURT PROGRAM; AND TO CREATE A DWI/BWI SPECIALTY COURT PROGRAM. Dalby
HB1119 CONCERNING THE FIRST AND SECOND DISTRICTS OF THE STATE DISTRICT COURT SYSTEM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Lundstrum
HB1185 CONCERNING THE JUDICIAL OR ADMINISTRATIVE TRANSFER OF AN INMATE TO THE DIVISION OF COMMUNITY CORRECTION. Dalby
SB3 CREATING A SENTENCE ENHANCEMENT FOR CERTAIN OFFENSES COMMITTED AGAINST A PERSON DUE TO THE PERSON'S ATTRIBUTES; AND TO REQUIRE AN ANNUAL REPORT CONCERNING THE COMMISSION OF HATE CRIMES IN ARKANSAS. J. Hendren
SB15 TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS EMERGENCY SERVICES ACT OF 1973 CONCERNING THE SUSPENSION OF REGULATORY STATUTES, ORDERS, OR RULES DURING AN EMERGENCY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. D. Sullivan
SB18 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION. A. Clark
SB28 TO MAKE RAPE OF A CHILD BY FORCIBLE COMPULSION A CAPITAL OFFENSE. T. Garner
SB29 TO MAKE TRAFFICKING FENTANYL A CAPITAL OFFENSE; CONCERNING CAPITAL OFFENSES; AND CONCERNING FENTANYL OFFENSES. T. Garner
SB146 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC GUARDIAN FOR ADULTS; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DUTIES OF THE PUBLIC GUARDIAN FOR ADULTS. B. Ballinger
SB166 TO ALLOW THE PUBLIC TO ATTEND HEARINGS CONCERNING CHILD SUPPORT, PATERNITY, AND MATTERS HEARD UNDER THE ARKANSAS JUVENILE CODE OF 1989; AND TO ALLOW THE PUBLIC TO OBTAIN CERTAIN COURT FILES AND RECORDS. A. Clark
SB167 TO PROVIDE FOR POST-ADOPTION CONTACT AGREEMENTS. A. Clark
SB170 TO PROHIBIT THE UNLAWFUL DISSEMINATION OF PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION CONCERNING A MINOR VIA A SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM. T. Garner
SB173 CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF "CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE" IN REGARDS TO THE OFFENSE OF UNLAWFUL USE OF AN UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM. Rice
SB177 CONCERNING UNLAWFUL IMPAIRMENT OF OR DISRUPTION TO THE OPERATION OF A VITAL PUBLIC FACILITY OR TO ESSENTIAL INFRASTRUCTURE. A. Clark
PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE AND LABOR COMMITTEE - SENATE
HB1107 TO AMEND THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM ACT. Boyd
HB1174 TO ELIMINATE THE NURSING HOME CONSULTANT PHARMACIST PERMIT AND THE DISEASE STATE MANAGEMENT CREDENTIAL. Boyd
HCR1007 TO RECOGNIZE JANUARY 22 AS THE DAY OF TEARS IN ARKANSAS. Wooten
SB6 TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT. Rapert
SB13 TO CODIFY EXECUTIVE ORDERS 20-18 AND 20-34 TO ENSURE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS ARE EQUIPPED WITH THE TOOLS NECESSARY TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. D. Sullivan
SB14 TO REGULATE THE WITNESSING OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY A NOTARY PUBLIC UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. D. Sullivan
SB16 TO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF INITIATED ACT 4 OF 1948; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. D. Sullivan
SB17 CONCERNING BUSINESS LIABILITY FOR A PERSON EXPOSED TO CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. D. Sullivan
SB19 TO AUTHORIZE THE PRESENCE OF A SUPPORT PERSON FOR A PATIENT IN A HOSPITAL OR PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE; AND CONCERNING VISITATION RIGHTS OF PATIENTS IN HOSPITALS AND PHYSICIAN'S OFFICES. A. Clark
SB21 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". D. Wallace
SB22 TO MODIFY THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR CERTIFICATION TO PRACTICE AS AN ORTHOTIC ASSISTANT, ORTHOTIC/PROSTHETIC ASSISTANT, OR PROSTHETIC ASSISTANT. Irvin
SB65 TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW REGARDING STATE EMISSION PLANS FOR FOSSIL-FUEL-FIRED ELECTRIC GENERATING UNITS. B. Ballinger
SB84 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE NOTICE AND PUBLICATION REQUIREMENTS OF LISTS OF ABANDONED PROPERTY. B. Davis
SB85 TO AMEND THE RIGHT TO VIEW ULTRASOUND IMAGES BEFORE AN ABORTION; AND TO CREATE THE RIGHT-TO-KNOW-AND-SEE ACT. Bledsoe
SB86 TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS ATHLETIC TRAINERS ACT; AND TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "ATHLETE" WITHIN THE ARKANSAS ATHELETIC TRAINERS ACT. T. Garner
SB99 TO REGULATE STEP THERAPY PROTOCOLS. Bledsoe
SB143 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; AND TO CREATE THE RARE DISEASE ADVISORY COUNCIL. Irvin
SB152 TO AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ARKANSAS STATE MEDICAL BOARD; AND TO AMEND THE SUPERVISION AND PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS. K. Hammer
SB153 TO CREATE THE WORKFORCE EXPANSION ACT OF 2021. Gilmore
SB155 TO ESTABLISH LILA'S LAW; AND TO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES REGARDING ACCESS TO ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION. B. Davis
SB176 TO ALLOW PHARMACISTS TO TREAT CERTAIN HEALTH CONDITIONS. D. Wallace
SCR2 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. D. Sullivan
REVENUE & TAX - SENATE
HB1028 TO AMEND THE LAW TO EXTEND THE TIME PERIOD AUTHORIZED FOR THE REGISTRATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING TEMPORARY PREPRINTED PAPER BUYER'S TAGS. Cavenaugh
SB2 TO CREATE AN EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT, AN INCREASED STANDARD DEDUCTION, AND AN INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX REDUCTION; AND TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR INCOME TAX REDUCTIONS THROUGH NEW TAXES ON CIGARETTES AND E-CIGARETTES. J. Hendren
SB9 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING TAXES AND FEES APPLICABLE TO CAR WASH OPERATORS; AND TO REPEAL THE FEE LEVIED ON CAR WASH OPERATORS BASED ON WATER USAGE. G. Stubblefield
SB10 TO CREATE THE WORKING TAXPAYER RELIEF ACT. D. Wallace
SB26 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE REDUCED SALES AND USE TAX RATE FOR UTILITIES USED BY MANUFACTURERS; AND TO APPLY A REDUCED SALES AND USE TAX RATE TO SALES OF COAL FOR USE IN MANUFACTURING. J. Sturch
STATE AGENCIES & GOVT'L AFFAIRS-SENATE
SB12 TO AMEND ELECTION LAW; TO CREATE MODIFIED ELECTION PROCEDURES DURING AN EMERGENCY DECLARED UNDER THE ARKANSAS EMERGENCY SERVICES ACT OF 1973; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. D. Sullivan
SB73 TO AMEND THE LAW RELATED TO CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENTS; TO PROVIDE FOR STATE ENTITY TRANSFERS; AND TO AMEND DEFINITIONS. B. Sample
SB75 TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION, AMENDMENTS 91 AND 101, TO PROVIDE THAT PROCEEDS MAY BE APPLIED TO MULTILANE HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. M. Johnson
SB78 TO ESTABLISH ARKANSAS OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING OF UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS, AND SPOUSES ACT OF 2021; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Hill
SB118 TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM; AND TO ESTABLISH EXTRA HELP POSITIONS FOR THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. D. Wallace
SB119 TO AMEND THE UNIFORM ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE POLICY ACT; AND TO AMEND THE CATASTROPHIC LEAVE PROGRAM. D. Wallace
SB141 TO AMEND THE EMERGENCY POWERS OF THE GOVERNOR; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONS; AND TO ALLOW THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO ISSUE EMERGENCY RULES FOR ELECTION PROCEDURE. J. Dismang
SB163 TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS MILITARY AFFAIRS COUNCIL ACT; TO ESTABLISH THE MILITARY AFFAIRS GRANT PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. J. English
SB165 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE TERMINATION AND CANCELLATION OF A RESIDENTIAL LEASE UNDER THE ARKANSAS SOLDIERS' AND AIRMEN'S CIVIL RELIEF ACT. J. Hendren
SB172 CONCERNING RECORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS KEPT BY THE STATE CRIME LABORATORY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. G. Leding
TRANSPORTATION, TECHNOLOGY & LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS - SENATE
SB117 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE REQUIREMENT THAT AN ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION FEE BE PAID FOR ELECTRIC AND HYBRID VEHICLES; AND TO REPEAL THE ADDITIONAL FEE FOR THE REGISTRATION OF HYBRID VEHICLES. M. Johnson