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Senator Jake Files (R)

300 Free Ferry Landing, Fort Smith, 72903

Senator Jake Files (R)
Phone: 479-648-9216
Phone:
District: 8
District:
8
Seniority: 14
Seniority:
14
Occupation: Real Estate Developer/Partner
Occupation:
Real Estate Developer/Partner
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: House 1999, 2001; Senate 2011, 2013
Public Service:
House 1999, 2001; Senate 2011, 2013


Bill Title Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
SB101
Act 276
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS VIDEO SERVICE ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. History
SB1071
Act 1187
TO CLARIFY THE INSURANCE PREMIUM RATE APPROVAL PROCESS; AND TO ALLOW INSURERS TO COLLECT RATE INCREASES UNDER BOND. History
SB1072
Act 1267
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING SINGLE AND TANDEM AXLE LOAD LIMITS. History
SB1073 TO AMEND INITIATED ACT NO 1 OF 1942 AND THE LAW CONCERNING LOCAL OPTION ELECTIONS TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. History
SB1074 TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS. History
SB1075 TO AMEND THE ALTERNATIVE FUELS TAX LAW; TO AMEND THE EXCISE TAX LEVIED ON ALTERNATIVE FUELS; TO CREATE A FAIR AND EQUITABLE METHOD OF MAINTAINING THE ROADS IN THE STATE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. History
SB1076 TO INCREASE THE LENGTH LIMITATION FOR OILFIELD TRAILERS OPERATED ON STREETS, ROADS, AND HIGHWAYS. History
SB1077 TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE TAXATION OF NONALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. History
SB1078 TO REDUCE THE TAXES LEVIED ON CIGARETTES. History
SB1079 TO REDUCE THE TAXES LEVIED ON TOBACCO PRODUCTS. History
SB1080
Act 1425
TO CREATE A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE TAXATION OF NONALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. History
SB1081 TO CREATE A SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE FOR THE ARKANSAS NURSES ASSOCIATION. History
SB1082 TO LIMIT THE AD VALOREM TAX ON WATER TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES AND OTHER UTILITIES AND CARRIERS. History
SB1083 TO CREATE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR TAXES PAID UNDER THE ARKANSAS SOFT DRINK TAX ACT. History
SB1084 TO REGULATE THE PROCUREMENT OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS BY PUBLIC ENTITIES EXCEPT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO REGULATE THE PROCUREMENT OF CERTAIN CONTRACTS BY PUBLIC ENTITIES. History
SB1085 TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR AWARDING CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS; AND TO PROVIDE NOTICE PROCEDURES RELATING TO THE PROCUREMENT OF CONTRACTS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES. History
SB1091
Act 1427
TO AMEND THE DISPOSITION OF REVENUES GENERATED BY THE AD VALOREM TAX ASSESSED ON CERTAIN UTILITIES AND CARRIERS. History
SB1125 TO PROMOTE THE INTEGRITY OF A PUBLIC SERVANT; AND TO REQUIRE THAT A PUBLIC SERVANT FOUND GUILTY OF CERTAIN OFFENSES REPAY HIS OR HER DEBT TO THE STATE. History
SB1184
Act 1269
TO ESTABLISH REPORTING REQUIREMENTS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION FOR CONSIDERING AMENDMENTS TO THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP THAT INCLUDE AN INCOME LIMITATION. History
SB149 TO REGULATE THE SUBSTITUTION OF BIOSIMILAR BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS FOR CERTAIN PRESCRIBED PRODUCTS. History
SB208
Act 112
TO CLARIFY THE AUTHORITY OF THE ARKANSAS REAL ESTATE COMMISSION AND TO PROVIDE ALTERNATE DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES FOR A REAL ESTATE LICENSEE. History
SB212
Act 158
TO INCLUDE THE ARKANSAS REAL ESTATE COMMISSION WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF “CLAIMANT AGENCY” FOR THE PURPOSE OF OBTAINING A SETOFF AGAINST STATE TAX REFUNDS FOR DEBTS OWED TO THE STATE. History
SB227
Act 305
TO PERMIT A WHOLESALER OF ALCOHOL TO STORE ALCOHOL IN A DRY TERRITORY. History
SB252
Act 771
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION. History
SB265
Act 609
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - MACK-BLACKWELL RURAL TRANSPORTATION CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION. History
SB334
Act 1404
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX RELATING TO THE PARTIAL REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR OF MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT USED DIRECTLY IN MANUFACTURING; AND TO PROVIDE A REFUND MECHANISM FOR CERTAIN SALES AND USE TAXES. History
SB356 TO AMEND ACT 70 OF THE 2011 ACTS OF ARKANSAS TO PROVIDE THAT FRANCHISES AND CONTRACTUAL BRANDING AGREEMENTS ARE PERMITTED; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. History
SB357
Act 361
PERMITTING ADDITIONAL CHEMICAL TESTS FOR THE OFFENSES OF DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED AND RELATED OFFENSES; AND CONCERNING DRIVER'S LICENSES, COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSES, AND HUNTING LICENSES. History
SB492
Act 1033
AN ACT FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE - ARKANSAS VIDEO SERVICE ACT APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2013-2014 FISCAL YEAR. History
SB493
Act 1034
AN ACT FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE - ARKANSAS VIDEO SERVICE ACT APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2012-2013 FISCAL YEAR. History
SB537
Act 824
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH - MATH/SCIENCE BUILDING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION. History
SB585
Act 1243
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ANNEXATION OF SURROUNDED LANDS. History
SB590
Act 1315
CONCERNING VENUE IN CASES INVOLVING PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. History
SB620
Act 866
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - U.S. MARSHAL MUSEUM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION. History
SB718
Act 1076
TO CREATE CRIMINAL AND CIVIL PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN ACTIVITIES RELATING TO SOFTWARE AND OTHER DEVICES AND MECHANISMS THAT MODIFY OR FALSIFY ELECTRONIC RECORDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF EVADING TAXES. History
SB743
Act 911
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION. History
SB784
Act 1250
TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF THE ARKANSAS TENNIS ASSOCIATION SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE. History
SB831
Act 1254
TO ADOPT RECENT CHANGES TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE INCOME TAX LAWS. History
SB832
Act 1087
TO ALLOW THE EXTENSION OF THE PERIOD DURING WHICH A COUNTY SALES AND USE TAX LEVIED FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OF A COMMUNITY COLLEGE MAY BE LEVIED AND SHALL NOT BE REPLACED OR REDUCED. History
SB843
Act 1039
TO AUTHORIZE SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND OFFICERS, AGENTS, SERVANTS, AND EMPLOYEES OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO DISCLOSE EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION WITH OR WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF A CURRENT OR FORMER EMPLOYEE. History
SB849 TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE ARKANSAS VIDEO SERVICES ACT. History
SB94
Act 43
TO GIVE COUNTY LAW LIBRARY BOARDS DISCRETION IN THE DISPOSAL OF CERTAIN PERSONAL PROPERTY. History
SJR12 AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING COUNTY CONTRACTS FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS OR BRIDGES. History
SR14 COMMENDING THE ARKANSAS AGING INITIATIVE FOR ITS CONTINUING COMMITMENT TO ARKANSAS'S SENIOR CITIZENS. History
SR7 TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF GENERAL WILLIAM DARBY; TO RECOGNIZE HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNITED STATES ARMY RANGERS; AND TO SUPPORT THE DARBY LEGACY PROJECT TO ERECT A STATUE IN HIS HONOR IN CISTERNA PARK, FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS. History
CoSponsor
HB1040 TO CREATE THE STATE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION. History
HB1041 TO LIMIT THE INCREASE IN GENERAL REVENUE EXPENDITURES FROM YEAR TO YEAR; AND TO CREATE A NEXUS BETWEEN THE AMOUNT OF GENERAL REVENUE EXPENDITURES AND THE GROWTH OF THE STATE DISPOSABLE PERSONAL INCOME. History
HB1151 TO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS PREVAILING WAGE LAW AND TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY TO CITIES AND COUNTIES FOR CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS. History
HB1215
Act 1333
TO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING THE USE OF THE MONEY IN THE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING FUND; AND TO ELIMINATE THE GRANT PROGRAM UNDER THE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING FUND ACT. History
HB1330 AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH AND THE BOREHAM LIBRARY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION. History
HB1386
Act 253
TO ALLOW CERTAIN NONRESIDENTIAL BUSINESS CONSUMERS TO OPT OUT OF UTILITY-SPONSORED ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS AND MEASURES AND DIRECT THEIR OWN ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS AND MEASURES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. History
HB1418 TO DEDICATE SALES AND USE TAX REVENUE FROM THE SALES OF NEW AND USED VEHICLES IN PART FOR ROADWAY MAINTENANCE, CONSTRUCTION, AND RECONSTRUCTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. History
HB1682 TO REMOVE PROOF OF FREEDOM FROM CONTROL FROM THE EXCEPTIONS TO THE DEFINITION OF EMPLOYEE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW. History
HB1770
Act 600
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING ACADEMIC, FISCAL, AND FACILITIES DISTRESS OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. History
HB1773
Act 1053
TO MODIFY THE LIMITS OF MUNICIPAL TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION. History
HB1921
Act 1483
TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION IN ARKANSAS. History
HB1929
Act 954
TO AMEND THE LAWS PERTAINING TO THE PROMULGATION OF WATER QUALITY STANDARDS; TO IMPROVE THE PROCESS FOR DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING WATER QUALITY STANDARDS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. History
SB1060 TO PROTECT THE INSURED DRIVERS OF ARKANSAS; AND TO ENCOURAGE COMPLIANCE WITH THE MOTOR VEHICLE LIABILITY INSURANCE LAWS OF ARKANSAS. History
SB134
Act 301
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HUMAN HEARTBEAT PROTECTION ACT; TO PROTECT UNBORN CHILDREN. History
SB140
Act 484
THE SAFE SCHOOL INITIATIVE ACT. History
SB277
Act 342
TO REQUIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES TO PAY COMPARABLE REIMBURSEMENT TO PHYSICAL THERAPISTS, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS, AND PHYSICIANS. History
SB293
Act 281
TO CLARIFY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR REAL ESTATE LICENSES. History
SB360 TO RE-CREATE THE STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. History
SB463
Act 1408
TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE INCOME TAX FOR SERVICE PAY OR ALLOWANCES RECEIVED BY ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES. History
SB515 TO RESTORE CONSISTENCY IN TEMPORARY TOTAL DISABILITY BENEFIT AND EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT DETERMINATIONS AFTER TERMINATION UNDER INITIATED MEASURE 4 OF 1948. History
SB71
Act 67
TO BE KNOWN AS THE CHURCH PROTECTION ACT OF 2013; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. History
SB825 CONCERNING REPORTS FOR SALES AND USE TAXES. History
SB841 CONCERNING THE SALE OF EVENT TICKETS. History
SB897
Act 710
TO CLARIFY THE JURISDICTION AND REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF THE ARKANSAS REAL ESTATE COMMISSION; TO REGULATE TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING RESALE TIMESHARE PROPERTY. History
SJR2 THE TORT REFORM AMENDMENT OF 2014. History
SR29 REAFFIRMING THE SENATE'S COMMITMENT TO DEFINE MARRIAGE AS THE UNION OF A MAN AND A WOMAN AND URGING THE U.S. CONGRESS, U.S. SUPREME COURT, AND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO UPHOLD AND ENFORCE THE DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT. History

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