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Senator Bill Sample (R)

2340 N. Hwy. 7, Hot Springs, 71909

Senator Bill Sample (R)
Phone:
District:
14
Seniority:
12
Occupation:
Owner Termite/Pest Control Company
Church Affiliation:
Methodist
Veteran:
Public Service:
House 2005, 2007, 2009; Senate 2011, 2013, 2015

Committees

Committees
ex officio: ALC-REVIEW
ex officio: ALC-PEER
ex officio: ALC-PERSONNEL

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO ALLOW A COUNTY SHERIFF TO AWARD THE SERVICE PISTOL CARRIED BY A DEPUTY TO THE DEPUTY OR HIS OR HER SPOUSE UPON THE DEPUTY'S RETIREMENT OR DEATH.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ACCOUNTANTS.
CONCERNING THE REORGANIZATION OF THE LOCAL DISTRICT COURTS TO STATE DISTRICT COURTS IN THE FORTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
TO EXTEND THE EXPIRATION DATE FOR THE ARKANSAS VOLUNTARY ENHANCED SECURITY DRIVERS LICENSE AND IDENTIFICATION CARD ACT, AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLE RETAIN SUSPENDED OR REVOKED SURRENDERED DRIVER'S LICENSES; TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF A DUPLICATE LICENSE AND IMPOSITION OF FEES.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS UNIFORM COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE ACT TO COMPLY WITH THE FEDERAL COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE REGULATIONS, AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING THE STATE DISTRICT COURT SYSTEM.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF A VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED TAX TO ADDRESS DECLINING FUEL TAX REVENUES.
TO REQUIRE THAT THE RATES OF A PUBLIC UTILITY FOR POLE ATTACHMENTS BE REASONABLE AND UNIFORM; TO PROMOTE FURTHER BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT EFFORTS IN THE STATE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE INTEREST RATES APPLICABLE TO STATE TAX DEFICIENCIES AND OVERPAYMENTS.
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING COSMETOLOGISTS, MANICURISTS, AND AESTHETICIANS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF MASSAGE THERAPY; AND TO TRANSFER THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF MASSAGE THERAPY.
TO CREATE UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PHYSICAL FITNESS OF CERTAIN FIREFIGHTERS.
CONCERNING THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE LOCAL FIREMEN'S RELIEF AND PENSION FUNDS AND LOCAL POLICEMEN'S PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS.
CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO CREATE THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON LAW ENFORCEMENT RETIREMENT.
CONCERNING THE ELIGIBILITY OF CERTAIN PARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS IN THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING THE RETIREMENT AND PENSIONS OF JUDGES; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE RETIREMENT OF DISTRICT JUDGES UNDER THE ARKANSAS CODE.
TO AMEND THE EXCEPTION TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT A CITY OR TOWN HAVE A REFERENDUM ELECTION TO AUTHORIZE THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION.
CONCERNING FIREFIGHTER SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES; TO REMOVE THE LIMITATION ON THE ISSUANCE OF FIREFIGHTER LICENSE PLATES; AND TO REDIRECT THE REMITTANCE OF THE ADDITIONAL MONTHLY FEE.
TO ALLOW THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES, AND THE ARTS TO RECEIVE FUNDS FROM THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUND, INCLUDING PER-STUDENT FOUNDATION FUNDING.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - STIPEND PAYMENTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2015-2016 FISCAL YEAR.
TO CREATE AN INCOME TAX REFUND CHECK-OFF PROGRAM FOR THE ARKANSAS GAME AND FISH FOUNDATION; AND TO ELIMINATE THE INCOME TAX REFUND CHECK-OFF PROGRAM FOR THE UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE PROGRAM.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE NATIONAL PARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THE INTENT OF THE LAW CONCERNING A DISABILITY RETIREMENT BENEFIT PAID BY THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM; TO ALLOW FOR A SWIFT DISABILITY RETIREMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO IMPROVE THE FAIRNESS OF TAX ADMINISTRATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES AND THE ARTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS HISTORIC REHABILITATION INCOME TAX CREDIT ACT; TO EXTEND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE ARKANSAS HISTORIC REHABILITATION INCOME TAX CREDIT ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS BLUE RIBBON COMMITTEE ON HIGHWAY FINANCE.
TO AMEND LAWS CONCERNING THE FORMATION OF A COUNTY WATER PROVIDER.
TO PROVIDE THAT THE FIVE-DOLLAR FEE FOR TAKING THE DRIVERS LICENSE EXAMINATION APPLIES TO ALL DRIVER'S LICENSE EXAMINATION TESTS TAKEN.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE ELECTION LAWS CONCERNING ELECTION EQUIPMENT, TESTING PROCEDURES, ELECTION PROCESSES, AND ELECTION PROCEDURES.
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING LEARNERS PERMITS.
TO REQUIRE A STATE AGENCY THAT IS AN EMPLOYER OF MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO MAKE CONTRIBUTION BY ELECTRONIC TRANSFER AND TO REPORT CONTRIBUTIONS ELECTRONICALLY.
CONCERNING THE ELIGIBILITY OF CERTAIN RETIRED STATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES FOR HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE.
TO AMEND THE ELECTION LAWS CONCERNING ELECTION EQUIPMENT, TESTING PROCEDURES, ELECTION PROCESSES, AND ELECTION PROCEDURES.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ACCOUNTANTS AND LICENSE RENEWALS.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS TOURISM DEVELOPMENT ACT; AND TO PROVIDE TAX INCENTIVES FOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS THAT ARE IN AREAS THAT ARE IN NEED OF REDEVELOPMENT.
TO PROVIDE A RIGHT TO ATTORNEY'S FEES FOR TAXPAYERS SEEKING JUDICIAL RELIEF; AND TO AMEND THE TAXPAYER BILL OF RIGHTS TO INCLUDE A RIGHT TO REIMBURSEMENT OF FEES AND OTHER COSTS.
TO AUTHORIZE THE CREATION OF DIFFERENT FORMS OF MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS.
TO DEDICATE THE SALES AND USE TAX REVENUE GENERATED FROM SELLERS THAT DO NOT HAVE A PHYSICAL PRESENCE IN THE STATE TO THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT WHEN CERTAIN CONDITIONS ARE MET.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION ACT.
TO REGULATE VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
TO REGULATE TOWING.
TO REGULATE THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM.
TO REGULATE AERONAUTICS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE NUMBER OF AUTHORIZED VEHICLES FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REGULATE WATERCRAFT.
TO AMEND LAWS CONCERNING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE.
CONCERNING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.
CONCERNING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.
TO ISSUE A SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE.
TO REGULATE THE LICENSING OF MOTOR VEHICLES.
TO REGULATE HIGHWAYS.
TO REGULATE MOTOR VEHICLES; AND TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CLEAN-BURNING MOTOR FUEL DEVELOPMENT ACT.
TO AMEND LAWS CONCERNING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE STATE MILITARY DEPARTMENT.
SR1
TO CONGRATULATE THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES, AND THE ARTS ON BEING RANKED NUMBER TEN (10) IN THE COUNTRY BY THE DAILY BEAST IN ITS 2014 SURVEY OF AMERICAS TOP HIGH SCHOOLS.
CELEBRATING THE REOPENING OF THE MID-AMERICA SCIENCE MUSEUM IN HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, AND RECOGNIZING ITS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY.
CoSponsor
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - GRANTS AND AID - ARKANSAS SCHOOL RECOGNITION PROGRAM APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2015-2016 FISCAL YEAR.
TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX APPLICABLE TO CAPITAL GAINS.
CONCERNING THE METHOD AND TIMEFRAME IN WHICH A COUNTY JAIL IS REIMBURSED FOR HOUSING INMATES WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY CORRECTION.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL RECOGNITION AND REWARD PROGRAM.
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING THE PROCUREMENT OF SERVICES; TO AMEND THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE PROCUREMENTS; AND TO MAKE RELATED CHANGES.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DISPOSITION OF A FAMILY IN NEED OF SERVICES CASE; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE CONTENTS OF A FAMILY IN NEED OF SERVICES PETITION.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING AN ADJUDICATION HEARING OF A JUVENILE.
TO CREATE THE MIDDLE CLASS TAX RELIEF ACT OF 2015; TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX RATES AND BRACKETS FOR INDIVIDUALS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES; TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX ON CAPITAL GAINS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS UNPAVED ROADS PROGRAM ACT; TO PROVIDE GRANTS TO COUNTIES FOR UNPAVED ROAD PROJECTS; AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS UNPAVED ROADS PROGRAM FUND.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS WATERWAYS COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN FEES, PENALTIES, AND FINES RELATING TO ELECTRONIC GAMES OF SKILL; TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR LAND-GRANT MATCH PAYMENTS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS SOFT DRINK TAX ACT; AND TO AMEND THE CALCULATION OF TAXES ON SOFT DRINK SYRUP AND SIMPLE SYRUP.
CONCERNING THE SALE OF EVENT TICKETS.
TO ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT THE CONTINUATION OF GAS UTILITY PROJECTS THAT MAY NOT BE ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE OR THAT RESULT IN EXCESS INVESTMENTS.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HEALTH REFORM ACT OF 2015; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF SENATOR DAVID W. WYATT AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
TO RECOGNIZE BETTY FLANAGAN BUMPERS FOR HER WORK TO PROMOTE CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION; AND TO ENCOURAGE ARKANSAS FAMILIES TO CONSIDER SERIOUSLY THE IMPORTANCE OF CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION.
SR2
TO CONGRATULATE VICTORIA ALEXANDRA MALOCH FOR HER ELECTION TO THE 2014-2015 NATIONAL FFA OFFICER TEAM AS NATIONAL SECRETARY AND THE FIRST FEMALE NATIONAL FFA OFFICER FROM ARKANSAS.
IN SUPPORT OF EXPANDED LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS EXPORTS FROM THE UNITED STATES.
SR3
TO COMMEMORATE PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY AND TO HONOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR COUNTRY.