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Senator Jake Files (R)

300 Free Ferry Landing, Fort Smith, 72903

Senator Jake Files (R)
Phone:
District:
8
Seniority:
10
Occupation:
Real Estate Developer/Partner
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Public Service:
House 1999, 2001; Senate 2011, 2013, 2015

Committees

Committees

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
CONCERNING THE SEBASTIAN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.
TO RE-ESTABLISH THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION AND COMMERCE.
TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX LAWS; AND TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX APPLICABLE TO CAPITAL GAINS.
TO CREATE THE WORKING FAMILIES OPPORTUNITY ACT.
TO ESTABLISH THE ABORTION-INDUCING DRUGS SAFETY ACT.
TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX APPLICABLE TO CAPITAL GAINS.
TO MODIFY THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ARKANSAS APPRAISER LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION BOARD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ALLOW THE IMPORTATION, TRANSPORT, AND POSSESSION OF WILDLIFE CARCASSES ORIGINATING OUTSIDE OF ARKANSAS.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS RAIL DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM; TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS RAIL DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM FUND; AND TO DEDICATE CERTAIN PROPERTY TAXES TO RAIL DEVELOPMENT.
CONCERNING CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR REAL ESTATE LICENSEES.
TO EXEMPT FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX CERTAIN SERVICES AND PARTS RELATED TO COMMERCIAL JET AIRCRAFT; TO PROVIDE A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR SALES OF CERTAIN AIRCRAFT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
REQUESTING THAT THE ARKANSAS CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION STUDY THE CREATION OF AN INTERSTATE COMPACT FOR COMMERCE AMONG STATES BENEFITTING FROM AND PARTICIPATING IN THE MCCLELLAN-KERR ARKANSAS RIVER NAVIGATION SYSTEM.
TO REMOVE THE MORATORIUM ON RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL CARE FOR PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS.
TO MAKE A RATE ADJUSTMENT FOR PERSONAL CARE SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ANNEXATION AND ENCLAVES.
AUTHORIZING COUNTIES TO PURCHASE EXCESS, SURPLUS, OR UNUSED BRIDGE STEEL OR MATERIALS FROM THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR OF CERTAIN PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS.
TO REQUIRE THAT A PERSON WHO IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER NOTIFY CERTAIN CHURCHES OR OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP THAT HE OR SHE IS A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER.
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING THE SALES AND USE TAX APPLICABLE TO THE PARTIAL REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR OF CERTAIN MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT USED IN MANUFACTURING; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PROVIDE FOR ESCHEATMENT OF A UNITED STATES SAVINGS BOND.
TO REGULATE PROCUREMENTS FOR WATER, WASTEWATER, AND STORM WATER DRAINAGE PROJECTS.
TO REQUIRE NOTIFICATION TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE ARKANSAS WATERWAYS COMMISSION WHEN FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR THE ARKANSAS PORT, INTERMODAL, AND WATERWAY DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM.
TO CREATE A PROCEDURE FOR RESOLVING CONSUMER COMPLAINTS REGARDING TOWING THAT ARE NOT FILED DIRECTLY WITH THE ARKANSAS TOWING AND RECOVERY BOARD.
CONCERNING AUTHORIZATION FOR THE RELEASE OF MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD INFORMATION BY THE OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE INCENTIVE ACT; AND TO AMEND THE VALUATION METHODS AND TAXATION OF CERTAIN INTANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY.
TO AMEND THE LAWS PERTAINING TO TAXES LEVIED ON TOBACCO PRODUCTS; TO CLARIFY THAT CURRENT LAW IMPOSES AN EXCISE TAX ON ALL TOBACCO PRODUCTS SOLD IN THE STATE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - U.S. MARSHAL MUSEUM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH - MATH/SCIENCE BUILDING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS SOFT DRINK TAX ACT; AND TO AMEND THE CALCULATION OF TAXES ON SOFT DRINK SYRUP AND SIMPLE SYRUP.
TO PROMOTE FAIR AND EQUITABLE ALLOCATION OF LIABILITY IN CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS.
TO CREATE A SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE FOR SUPPORT OF HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE AND REPEALING THE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE FOR PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS.
TO AMEND THE CHILD MALTREATMENT ACT; AND TO REQUIRE INVESTIGATIVE INTERVIEWS WITH A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER INVOLVED WITH A CHILD MALTREATMENT REPORT.
TO PROMOTE TRANSPARENCY IN HEALTH CARE.
TO AMEND THE DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX REVENUES; AND TO PROVIDE A SOURCE OF FUNDING FOR THE U.S. MARSHALS MUSEUM.
TO ESTABLISH A PROCEDURE FOR REMOVING A TOW COMPANY FROM THE NON-CONSENT ROTATION LIST; AND TO AUTHORIZE CERTAIN PERSONS TO ISSUE CITATIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE TOWING LAWS.
TO PROMOTE PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
ACT TO AMEND THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM PART 2.
TO AMEND THE STATE AID STREETS LAW.
TO CREATE AN INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS RELATING TO WATER TRANSPORTATION IN THE STATE.
TO EXEMPT OUT-OF-STATE BUSINESSES AND THEIR EMPLOYEES FROM CERTAIN TAXES AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS DURING A DISASTER RESPONSE PERIOD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ADOPT THE MANPOWER SPORTS STUDENT PROTECTION ACT.
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TO RECOGNIZE THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM ON ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY.
CoSponsor
CONCERNING THE EXTENSION OF THE LOCAL PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT PERIOD AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CLARIFY THE REAL ESTATE LICENSE LAW, THE DEFINITION OF "PRINCIPAL BROKER", AND CERTAIN REAL ESTATE LICENSE EXEMPTIONS.
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING THE REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH THE ABORTION PROVIDERS' ADMITTING PRIVILEGES ACT.
TO REPEAL AND REPLACE THE WOMAN'S RIGHT TO KNOW ACT OF 2001; AND TO PROVIDE FOR VOLUNTARY AND INFORMED CONSENT FOR AN ABORTION.
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 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 BE KNOWN AS THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM ACT OF 2015; TO IMPLEMENT MEASURES DESIGNED TO ENHANCE PUBLIC SAFETY AND REDUCE THE PRISON POPULATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO IMPROVE THE FAIRNESS OF TAX ADMINISTRATION.
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 PROVIDE A VALUATION METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE MARKET VALUE OF OFF-PREMISES ADVERTISING SIGNS; TO PREVENT ADMINISTRATIVE TAX INCREASES; AND TO RESERVE WITHIN LEGISLATIVE BODIES THE POWER TO SET TAX RATES.
TO RESTRICT THE ABILITY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND OTHER ENTITIES TO REGULATE PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
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.
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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.
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TO COMMEMORATE PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY AND TO HONOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR COUNTRY.