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Senator Eddie Joe Williams (R)

401 Cobblestone Drive, Cabot, 72023

Senator Eddie Joe Williams (R)
Phone: 501-286-9366
Phone:
District: 29
District:
29
Seniority: 14
Seniority:
14
Occupation: Union Pacific Railroad
Occupation:
Union Pacific Railroad
Church Affiliation: Assembly of God
Church Affiliation:
Assembly of God
Veteran: Army
Veteran:
Army
Public Service: Senate 2011, 2013, 2015
Public Service:
Senate 2011, 2013, 2015


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO PROVIDE SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH FLEXIBILITY IN DETERMINING WHETHER OR NOT TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY INCLEMENT WEATHER DAY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REGULATE FOUNDATION REPAIR CONTRACTS.
TO REGULATE THE ELIGIBILITY OF CERTAIN RETIREES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.
TO CREATE PROCEDURES FOR OVERSIGHT OF FOSSIL-FUEL-FIRED ELECTRIC GENERATING UNITS; TO REGULATE CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS; AND TO CREATE PROCEDURES FOR APPROVAL OF THE STATE PLAN BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
TO CONSERVE STATE GOVERNMENT MONEYS; AND TO RESTRICT THE USE OF STATE GOVERNMENT MONEYS FOR EMPLOYING LOBBYISTS.
TO ESTABLISH MAXIMUM FEES FOR ANNUAL RESIDENT HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES FOR RESIDENTS WHO ARE SIXTY-FIVE (65) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING NONCONSENT TOWING; AND TO REQUIRE CITIES AND COUNTIES TO REGULATE CERTAIN TOWING SERVICES.
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.
CONCERNING THE RECOVERY OF UNPAID PUBLIC DEFENDER USER FEES.
CONCERNING THE UNIFORM FILING FEE FOR INITIATING A CAUSE OF ACTION IN CIRCUIT COURT; TO PROVIDE FOR TRANSITIONAL REENTRY CENTERS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE REPORTING OF CERTAIN TOWING RATES; AND TO REQUIRE CERTAIN GOVERNMENT ENTITIES TO MAINTAIN TOWING RATE RECORDS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM COMMISSION - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING REGISTRATION AND REPORTING BY APPROVED POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES; AND AMENDING PORTIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW RESULTING FROM INITIATED ACTS.
TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE CRIME VICTIMS REPARATIONS REVOLVING FUND TO IMPLEMENT THE ARKANSAS CRIME VICTIMS REPARATIONS ACT.
TO CREATE AN ADDITIONAL FINE FOR A CRIMINAL OFFENSE IN WHICH A CHILD WAS THE VICTIM OR THAT WAS COMMITTED IN THE PRESENCE OF A CHILD.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING CHILD SAFETY CENTERS.
TO AMEND THE LAW RELATING TO INITIATED ACT NO. 1 OF 1942 CONCERNING LOCAL OPTION ELECTION PETITION PROCEDURES; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CERTAIN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE ELECTIONS.
CONCERNING THE RECEIPT OF PAYMENTS BY THE GOVERNOR RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS TOBACCO PRODUCTS TAX ACT OF 1977 AND OTHER TOBACCO STATUTES.
TO REGULATE VAPOR PRODUCTS, ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE PRODUCTS, AND E-LIQUID PRODUCTS; TO AMEND CERTAIN LAWS CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING CIVIL CLAIMS AND COURT PROCEDURES.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING THE POWER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ENACT CERTAIN LAWS PERTAINING TO THE JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO ALLOW THE GOVERNOR TO RETAIN HIS OR HER POWERS AND DUTIES WHEN ABSENT FROM THE STATE.
Primary Sponsor for House
TO GIVE THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION THE AUTHORITY TO APPROVE A SCHOLARSHIP HOLD FOR UP TO TWENTY-FOUR (24) MONTHS FOR MOST SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS.
TO PROVIDE FOR DELAYED PAYMENT FOR CERTAIN METAL TRANSACTIONS; AND TO PROVIDE FOR EXCEPTIONS.
TO AMEND ACT 1298 OF 2013 CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS TASK FORCE FOR THE PREVENTION THROUGH EDUCATION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF A JURISDICTION MAKE CERTAIN CERTIFICATIONS CONCERNING THE RECEIPT OR MANUFACTURE OF A FIREARM.
TO PROVIDE THAT NO ELECTION MAY BE HELD FOR CERTAIN UNOPPOSED OFFICES; AND TO PROVIDE A NEW ELECTION PROCEDURE.
TO PERMIT AN ELECTED OFFICIAL WHO IS A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSEE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN IN THE COURTHOUSE THAT CONTAINS THE ELECTED PERSON'S PRIMARY PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT.
TO ESTABLISH A STATE BUSINESS PORTAL WITHIN THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE; AND TO PROMOTE EFFICIENT INTERACTIONS BETWEEN BUSINESS AND STATE GOVERNMENT.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING SUICIDE PREVENTION.
TO ENCOURAGE THE PRESIDENT, CONGRESS, AND ARKANSAS CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO WORK TO RESTORE TRADE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CUBA.
CoSponsor
TO AMEND THE FINANCIAL ASSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE RENEWAL OF WATER POLLUTION PERMITS.
TO PERMIT FOR GOOD CAUSE AN EXTENSION OF TIME FOR BOILER INSPECTIONS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
TO PERMIT A COUNTY EMPLOYEE WHO WORKS IN THE COURTHOUSE AND WHO IS ALSO A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSEE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN IN A COUNTY COURTHOUSE.
TO CREATE THE TRANSPARENCY IN PRIVATE ATTORNEY CONTRACTS ACT; AND TO REGULATE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S PROCUREMENT OF CERTAIN CONTRACTS WITH PRIVATE ATTORNEYS.
TO CHANGE THE NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS REQUIRED FOR TEACHERS.
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 CREATE A COMPREHENSIVE STATEWIDE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM; TO COORDINATE VARIOUS WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS; TO CREATE AN OFFICE OF SKILLS DEVELOPMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REMOVE THE DUTY OF THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD TO DETERMINE SERVICE AREAS FOR TWO-YEAR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; TO ELIMINATE SERVICE AREAS FOR TWO-YEAR COLLEGES AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS.
CONCERNING TERMINALLY ILL PATIENT ACCESS TO INVESTIGATIONAL DRUGS, BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS, OR DEVICES; AND TO CREATE THE RIGHT TO TRY ACT.
TO REGULATE THE USE OF CERTAIN DRUGS USED TO INDUCE AN ABORTION; AND TO PROVIDE FOR DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS FOR ABORTIONS PERFORMED IN VIOLATION OF THIS ACT.
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 ESTABLISH THE DRUG SCREENING AND TESTING ACT OF 2015.
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 PHASE IN AN INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR RETIREMENT AND SURVIVOR BENEFITS FROM THE UNIFORMED SERVICES.
COMBINING THE OFFENSES OF DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED AND BOATING WHILE INTOXICATED; CONCERNING THE OMNIBUS DWI ACT, THE UNDERAGE DUI LAW, SUSPENSIONS OF A PERSON'S DRIVER'S LICENSE, AND VEHICLE REGISTRATION.
PROHIBITING CERTAIN SEX OFFENDERS FROM ENTERING ON A PUBLIC SCHOOL CAMPUS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO REQUIRE A STUDENT TO PASS THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP CIVICS TEST PRODUCED BY THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATIONS SERVICES BEFORE HE OR SHE RECEIVES A DIPLOMA FROM A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR A GENERAL EDUCATION DIPLOMA
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS MONUMENT DISPLAY ACT.
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.
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.
TO COMMEMORATE PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY AND TO HONOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR COUNTRY.
CoSponsor for House
TO EXEMPT STATE INSTITUTIONS, POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, AND ANY OTHER APPLICABLE ENTITY WITH TORT LIABILITY IMMUNITY FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO OBTAIN GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE WHEN OBTAINING A CHILD CARE FACILITY LICENSE.
TO REGULATE THE USE OF CERTAIN DRUGS USED TO INDUCE AN ABORTION; AND TO PROVIDE FOR DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS FOR ABORTIONS PERFORMED IN VIOLATION OF THIS ACT.
TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX APPLICABLE TO CAPITAL GAINS.
TO PHASE IN AN INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR RETIREMENT AND SURVIVOR BENEFITS FROM THE UNIFORMED SERVICES.
TO CREATE THE 2015 SCHOOL SAFETY ACT.

Committees

Committees
Vice-Chair: ENERGY - JOINT