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Bill No.
Bill Subtitle
Sponsor
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - SENATE
BILL: SB5
TO AMEND TELEHEALTH AND TELEMEDICINE IN THE PRACTICE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE TO MIRROR THE TELEMEDICINE ACT.
BILL: SB191
TO AMEND THE METHOD OF HOW BOARD MEMBERS ARE SELECTED TO THE STATE PLANT BOARD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CITY, COUNTY & LOCAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE - SENATE
BILL: HB1018
TO ALLOW MEMBERS OF A MUNICIPAL FIRE DEPARTMENT BOMB SQUAD TO MAKE ARRESTS AND LAWFULLY CARRY A WEAPON IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
BILL: SB72
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING REIMBURSEMENT OF COUNTY COSTS FOR HOLDING STATE INMATES, PROBATIONERS, AND PAROLEES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
EDUCATION COMMITTEE - SENATE
BILL: HB1091
TO REQUIRE THAT THE PASSAGE OF A GED TEST BE TREATED THE SAME AS THE RECEIPT OF A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA.
BILL: HB1156
CONCERNING A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT OR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL POLICY RELATING TO A PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENT'S SEX.
BILL: HB1157
TO REQUIRE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS REGARDING WATER SAFETY EDUCATION COURSES AND SWIMMING LESSONS.
BILL: HB1238
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ENHANCED TRANSPORTATION FUNDING AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB125
TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE FORUM ACT; TO AMEND THE RESTRICTIONS AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION MAY IMPOSE ON FREE EXPRESSION; AND TO AMEND THE AREAS THAT CONSTITUTE A PUBLIC FORUM FOR MEMBERS OF A CAMPUS COMMUNITY.
BILL: SB149
TO AMEND THE PER-STUDENT FOUNDATION FUNDING AMOUNTS FOR THE 2023-2024 AND 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEARS.
BILL: SB172
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF A NONINSTRUCTIONAL DUTY TO INCLUDE THE SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS DURING RECESS.
BILL: SB190
TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION TO GRANT A PETITION FOR A WAIVER SUBMITTED BY A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT IF AN OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE WAIVER.
INSURANCE & COMMERCE - SENATE
BILL: HB1042
TO ENHANCE COVERAGE OF PROSTATE CANCER SCREENINGS BY HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS.
BILL: SB41
TO REGULATE ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL JUSTICE, OR GOVERNANCE SCORES OR METRICS; AND TO ALLOW THE TREASURER OF STATE TO DIVEST THE STATE OF STOCKS, SECURITIES, OR OTHER OBLIGATIONS.
BILL: SB94
TO MODIFY THE ARKANSAS PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGER LICENSURE ACT.
BILL: SB95
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING EMBALMERS AND FUNERAL DIRECTORS; AND TO REVISE THE DUE DATE FOR RENEWAL OF LICENSES UNDER THE LAW REGARDING EMBALMERS AND FUNERAL DIRECTORS.
BILL: SB97
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS PREPAID FUNERAL BENEFITS LAW; TO REGULATE PREPAID BENEFITS CONTRACTS; AND TO ENHANCE THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ARKANSAS PREPAID FUNERAL BENEFITS LAW.
BILL: SB119
TO CLARIFY PAYMENT FOR HEALTHCARE SERVICES PERFORMED BY CERTAIN OUTPATIENT SURGERY CENTERS.
BILL: SB122
TO CREATE THE HEALTHCARE COST-SHARING COLLECTIONS ACT.
BILL: SB137
TO MANDATE COVERAGE FOR NECESSARY MAXILLOFACIAL SERVICES.
BILL: SB140
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "HEALTHCARE PROVIDER" UNDER THE PATIENT PROTECTION ACT OF 1995; AND TO MODIFY THE DEFINITION OF "HEALTHCARE PROVIDER" AS USED UNDER THE ANY WILLING PROVIDER LAWS.
BILL: SB142
TO AMEND THE HEALTHCARE CONTRACTING SIMPLIFICATION ACT; AND TO REGULATE NETWORK LEASING UNDER THE HEALTHCARE CONTRACTING SIMPLIFICATION ACT.
BILL: SB143
TO AMEND THE PRIOR AUTHORIZATION TRANSPARENCY ACT; AND TO EXEMPT CERTAIN HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS THAT PROVIDE CERTAIN HEALTHCARE SERVICES FROM PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUIREMENTS.
BILL: SB148
TO AMEND THE PRIOR AUTHORIZATION TRANSPARENCY ACT.
BILL: SB151
CONCERNING THE TRANSFER OF REAL PROPERTY TO A REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST BY WARRANTY DEED.
BILL: SB169
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "HEALTHCARE PROVIDER" UNDER THE PATIENT PROTECTION ACT OF 1995; AND TO MODIFY THE DEFINITION OF "HEALTHCARE PROVIDER" AS USED UNDER THE ANY WILLING PROVIDER LAWS.
BILL: SB178
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS HEALTH CARE CONSUMER ACT; AND TO PROVIDE REIMBURSEMENT AND BENEFITS FOR MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS THAT ARE DELIVERED THROUGH A PSYCHIATRIC COLLABORATIVE CARE MODEL.
BILL: SB181
TO MANDATE COVERAGE FOR USE OF INTRAVENOUS IMMUNOGLOBULIN TO TREAT CERTAIN PEDIATRIC DISORDERS CAUSED BY INFECTIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB183
TO AMEND THE EXEMPTIONS FOR LICENSURE UNDER THE RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTORS COMMITTEE; AND TO UPGRADE HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR LICENSES OBTAINED BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 2022, TO RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONTRACTOR LICENSES.
BILL: SB192
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING COVERAGE OF BIOSIMLAR MEDICAL PRODUCTS UNDER STEP THERAPY PROTOCOLS; AND TO AMEND EXCEPTIONS TO STEP THERAPY PROTOCOLS.
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE - SENATE
BILL: HB1004
TO AMEND THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION ACT OF 1997 TO INCLUDE DISCLOSURE OF A SEX OFFENDER'S ADDRESS TO THE PUBLIC; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Ray
BILL: HB1098
TO CLARIFY THAT A VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT MAY OPERATE A NEWBORN SAFETY DEVICE UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS UNDER THE SAFE HAVEN ACT.
BILL: HB1245
TO REQUIRE A LEGISLATIVE STUDY OF FINANCIAL MATTERS RELATED TO THE COURT SYSTEM; AND TO REQUIRE CONSIDERATION OF LEGISLATION NECESSARY TO ADDRESS ISSUES IDENTIFIED DURING THE STUDY.
BILL: SB2
TO CREATE THE "TRUTH IN SENTENCING AND PAROLE REFORM ACT OF 2023".
BILL: SB7
TO ADD THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUG HARM OR HOMICIDE.
BILL: SB8
TO CREATE THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF VACCINE HARM.
BILL: SB40
TO EXCLUDE FENTANYL TEST STRIPS FROM THE DEFINITION OF "DRUG PARAPHERNALIA" UNDER THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.
BILL: SB59
TO AMEND THE LAW WITH RESPECT TO CIRCUMSTANCES THAT JUSTIFY THE USE OF PHYSICAL FORCE UPON ANOTHER PERSON.
BILL: SB60
TO ABOLISH THE PANIC DEFENSE.
BILL: SB81
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING OBSCENE MATERIALS; TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF FURNISHING A HARMFUL ITEM TO A MINOR; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING OBSCENE MATERIALS LOANED BY A LIBRARY.
BILL: SB96
REGARDING THE TERMINATION OF THE OBLIGATION TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER; AND TO REQUIRE NOTIFICATION TO A VICTIM OF A SEX OFFENDER'S APPLICATION TO TERMINATE AN OBLIGATION TO REGISTER.
BILL: SB118
TO DEFINE THE TERM "ANTISEMITISM" WHEN REVIEWING, INVESTIGATING, OR DETERMINING WHETHER THERE HAS BEEN A VIOLATION OF LAW OR POLICY PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATORY ACTS OR PRACTICES BASED ON RACE, RELIGION, ETHNICITY, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN.
BILL: SB182
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PUBLIC RECORDING AND DELETION OF ELECTRONIC DATA.
PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE AND LABOR COMMITTEE - SENATE
BILL: HB1082
TO ESTABLISH THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LICENSURE COMPACT IN ARKANSAS.
BILL: HB1108
TO MODIFY THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS DIETETICS LICENSING BOARD THAT CONSTITUTES A QUORUM AND THAT MAY CALL A SPECIAL MEETING; AND TO AUTHORIZE USE OF EMAIL FOR RENEWAL NOTICES.
BILL: HB1250
TO AMEND THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE; AND TO AMEND THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF AND THE PROVIDING OF INFORMATION BY THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM.
BILL: HB1251
TO CLARIFY THAT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS APPLY TO ALL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL; AND TO AMEND THE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK LAW TO INCLUDE OFFENSES PROSECUTED IN OTHER STATES OR BY FEDERAL COURTS.
BILL: SB79
TO ALLOW FULL INDEPENDENT PRACTICE AUTHORITY FOR CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS; AND TO ALLOW EXPERIENCE IN ANOTHER STATE TO QUALIFY.
BILL: SB82
TO MODIFY THE DEFINITION OF "OPHTHALMIC DISPENSING" TO INCLUDE THE DISPENSING OF CONTACT LENSES.
BILL: SB86
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIAN LICENSURE ACT.
BILL: SB88
TO DEFINE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER REGARDING STUDENT ATHLETE CONCUSSION EDUCATION.
BILL: SB91
TO ESTABLISH THE AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY INTERSTATE COMPACT IN ARKANSAS.
BILL: SB92
TO SET THE REIMBURSEMENT RATE FOR ORTHOTICS AND PROSTHETICS WITHIN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM.
BILL: SB112
TO AUTHORIZE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS TO BE IDENTIFIED AS A TREATING PROVIDER FOR INSURANCE BILLING AND CLAIMS AND TO BILL AND RECEIVE PAYMENT FOR PROVIDED HEALTHCARE SERVICES.
BILL: SB113
TO ENSURE THAT HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS ARE PROPERLY REIMBURSED BY THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM FOR PROVIDING LONG-ACTING REVERSIBLE CONTRACEPTION IMMEDIATELY AND DURING POSTPARTUM.
BILL: SB130
TO REMOVE THE REIMBURSEMENT CAP ON PEDIATRIC BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT SERVICES WITHIN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM.
BILL: SB139
TO REQUIRE THAT THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM COVER AUTHORIZED PRESCRIPTION DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS.
BILL: SB186
TO PROTECT INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
BILL: SB187
TO REPEAL THE HEALTHCARE QUALITY AND PAYMENT POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE ACT.
BILL: SB188
TO CLARIFY THAT THE DIVISION OF PROVIDER SERVICES AND QUALITY ASSURANCE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES CERTIFIES AND REGULATES LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES AND SERVICES.
BILL: SB189
TO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF "INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY" IN THE ARKANSAS CODE.
REVENUE & TAX - SENATE
BILL: HB1026
TO PROHIBIT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM ENACTING AN INCOME TAX.
Ray
BILL: HB1143
TO DEFINE "HOMESTEAD" FOR PURPOSES OF THE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR DISABLED VETERANS, SURVIVING SPOUSES OF DISABLED VETERANS, AND MINOR DEPENDENT CHILDREN OF DISABLED VETERANS.
BILL: HCR1001
TO URGE CONGRESS TO PERMANENTLY EXTEND THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT OF 2017.
Ray
BILL: SB38
TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPORTIONMENT OF BUSINESS INCOME; AND TO REPEAL THE THROWBACK RULE.
BILL: SB80
TO EXEMPT FROM GROSS INCOME A GAIN BY A TAXPAYER RESULTING FROM THE ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY UNDER THE RIGHT OF EMINENT DOMAIN.
BILL: SB133
TO INCREASE THE SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR USED MOTOR VEHICLES; AND TO REPEAL THE SPECIAL RATE OF TAX FOR CERTAIN USED MOTOR VEHICLES, TRAILERS, AND SEMITRAILERS.
BILL: SB134
TO INCREASE THE SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR USED MOTOR VEHICLES; AND TO AMEND THE REDUCED SALES AND USE TAX RATE APPLICABLE TO PURCHASES OF USED MOTOR VEHICLES.
BILL: SB184
TO CLARIFY THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF FILING BY MAIL WITH THE TAX APPEALS COMMISSION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB185
TO AMEND THE APPOINTMENT PROCEDURE FOR THE TAX APPEALS COMMISSION TO PROVIDE FOR THE FILLING OF VACANCIES ON THE COMMISSION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
STATE AGENCIES & GOVT'L AFFAIRS-SENATE
BILL: HB1163
TO AMEND THE LAW RELATED TO THE MANAGEMENT OF LANDS LOCATED OR CREATED WITHIN LAKES OR RIVERS BY THE COMMISSIONER OF STATE LANDS.
BILL: HB1164
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE CORRECTION OF ERRORS ARISING FROM THE ERRONEOUS SALE OF LANDS OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DUTIES OF THE COMMISSIONER OF STATE LANDS.
BILL: SB4
TO PROHIBIT A PUBLIC ENTITY FROM USING THE TIKTOK APPLICATION OR VISITING THE TIKTOK WEBSITE ON A STATE-OWNED DEVICE OR STATE-LEASED EQUIPMENT.
BILL: SB62
TO PROHIBIT PUBLIC ENTITIES FROM CONTRACTING WITH COMPANIES THAT BOYCOTT ENERGY, FOSSIL FUEL, FIREARMS, AND AMMUNITION INDUSTRIES.
BILL: SB90
TO CREATE THE AUTOMATIC AND EXPEDITED LICENSURE FOR OUT-OF-STATE INDIVIDUALS ACT.
BILL: SB121
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS STATE CAPITOL AND HISTORICAL MONUMENT PROTECTION ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SJR1
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO AMEND CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING APPORTIONMENT; AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS APPORTIONMENT COMMISSION.
TRANSPORTATION, TECHNOLOGY & LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS - SENATE
BILL: HB1086
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PARKING PRIVILEGES FOR A PERSON ISSUED A DISABLED VETERAN SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE.
BILL: HB1101
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE OF A SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE FOR A DISABLED VETERAN.
BILL: HB1150
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.
BILL: HB1208
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PROBATIONER AND PAROLEE RESTRICTED DRIVING PERMITS.
BILL: SB120
TO AMEND THE LAW REQUIRING COVERS FOR LOADS TO AVOID SPILLING LOADS ON HIGHWAYS.