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Representative James Ratliff (D)

P. O. Box 791, Imboden, 72434

Representative James Ratliff (D)
Phone: 501-454-5200
Phone:
District: 60
District:
60
Seniority: 16
Seniority:
16
Occupation: Farmer/Retired Agriculture Teacher
Occupation:
Farmer/Retired Agriculture Teacher
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Quorum Court; House 2011, 2013, 2015
Public Service:
Quorum Court; House 2011, 2013, 2015


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO REPEAL THE REQUIREMENT REGARDING THE ENGINE HORSEPOWER OF MOTORBOATS OPERATING ON THE ELEVEN POINT RIVER.
TO MODIFY STATUTORY PROVISIONS RELATED TO THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS; AND TO CLARIFY REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OATH OF OFFICE OF MEMBERS OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
TO CREATE THE GRAIN, SOYBEAN, AND PEANUT OWNER'S LIEN ACT.
TO CLARIFY LAWS CONCERNING VACANCIES ON A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR LICENSED PERSONNEL AND CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING TEACHER LICENSURE, TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS, AND EDUCATOR ETHICS VIOLATIONS.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE TEACHER EXCELLENCE AND SUPPORT SYSTEM.
TO MODIFY THE CALCULATION OF PAROLE ELIGIBILITY OF CERTAIN INMATES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION WHO WERE SENTENCED FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-RELATED FELONIES.
TO REGULATE THE BRANDING AND MARKING OF LIVESTOCK; AND TO ALLOW THE ARKANSAS LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY COMMISSION TO CONTRACT WITH A PRIVATE ENTITY TO ADMINISTER THE REQUIREMENTS FOR BRANDING AND MARKING LIVESTOCK.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS ALCOHOL LAWS TO ALLOW CERTAIN MANAGING AGENTS TO SERVE AS AN EXCEPTION TO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS.
RECOGNIZING NATIONAL FFA WEEK.
CoSponsor
TO PROVIDE A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR A LESSEE OF AN INTERMODAL AUTHORITY IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO REQUIRE EACH PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL AND PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL TO OFFER A COURSE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE; TO ESTABLISH A TASK FORCE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY
TO CLARIFY THAT DISTRICT COURT FEES SHALL BE CREDITED TO THE GENERAL FUND OF THE COUNTY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE APPORTIONMENT OF FIRE PROTECTION PREMIUM TAX FUNDS.
CONCERNING THE USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE IN DEFENSE OF A PERSON; AND CONCERNING CIVIL LIABILITY PROTECTION.
TO ALLOW A PERSON EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER WHO IS OR WAS IN THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES TO RECEIVE A LICENSE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN.
TO ESTABLISH THE BUILDING BETTER FUTURES PROGRAM.
TO ESTABLISH THE BUILDING BETTER FUTURES HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM.
TO PROHIBIT LOCATING OR TRANSFERRING OF RETAIL BEER SALES PERMITS TO LOCATIONS WITHIN 1,000 FEET OF A CHURCH OR SCHOOLHOUSE.
TO CREATE A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR PARTS FOR AND REPAIR OF AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY.
TO PROVIDE A WAIVER FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT FROM AN ADMINISTRATIVE CONSOLIDATION OR REORGANIZATION UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PROHIBIT LOCATING OR TRANSFERRING OF RETAIL BEER SALES PERMITS TO LOCATIONS WITHIN 1,000 FEET OF A CHURCH OR SCHOOLHOUSE.
TO AMEND THE PAYMENT FOR CLAIMS TO COVERED PUBLIC EMPLOYEES, DESIGNATED BENEFICIARIES, OR SURVIVORS OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - GRANTS AND AID - ARKANSAS SCHOOL RECOGNITION PROGRAM APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2015-2016 FISCAL YEAR.
TO REGULATE SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITIES; TO ALLOW AN OPERATOR TO REMOVE MOTORIZED PERSONAL PROPERTY IF AN OCCUPANT IS IN DEFAULT.
TO PHASE IN AN INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR RETIREMENT AND SURVIVOR BENEFITS FROM THE UNIFORMED SERVICES.
CONCERNING THE PARTICIPATION OF A MEMBER OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS WHEN THE MEMBER IS NOT PHYSICALLY PRESENT AT THE MEETING.
CONCERNING THE CARRYING OF A CONCEALED HANDGUN ON CERTAIN PUBLIC PROPERTY AS WELL AS IN CERTAIN PUBLICLY MAINTAINED PARKING LOTS BY A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSEE.
CONCERNING ON-CAMPUS STANDARDS FOR ACCREDITATION OF ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS REVIEWS.
CONCERNING THE STATE DISTRICT COURT SYSTEM.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISPOSITION OF FEES AND FINES RELATED TO FERAL HOGS; AND TO PROVIDE FOR A RESIDENT DEPREDATION PERMIT TO HUNT AND TRAP FERAL HOGS.
TO CREATE THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE REALIGNMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
TO CREATE THE 2015 SCHOOL SAFETY ACT.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS STUDY COMMITTEE.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR PERMITTING OF ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS, RETURNING MILITARY VETERANS, AND SPOUSES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING THE "JOURNEY" PROVISION IN REGARD TO THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF CARRYING A WEAPON.
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING LOAD LIMITS FOR VEHICLES HAULING CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS.
TO CREATE THE PRODUCTION CONTRACT ARBITRATION PROCEDURE ACT; AND TO PROVIDE AN ARBITRATION PROCESS FOR DISPUTES BETWEEN GROWERS AND CONTRACTORS RELATING TO A PRODUCTION CONTRACT.
ESTABLISHING "TAKE YOUR LEGISLATOR TO SCHOOL MONTH" TO FOSTER AND PROMOTE PRODUCTIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND PUBLIC SCHOOL OFFICIALS.
TO SUPPORT THE ARKANSAS RUN FOR THE FALLEN 5K ON MARCH 22, 2015, AS WE HONOR ARKANSAS SERVICE MEMBERS WHO FOUGHT AND DIED DURING THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM.
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 CREATE A PILOT PROGRAM FOR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE TWELVE (K-12) AGRICULTURE SCHOOLS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT SUBJECT TO A DESEGREGATION ORDER TO NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TO PROVIDE A COPY OF THE DESEGREGATION ORDER; TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 2013; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
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 CHANGE THE NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS REQUIRED FOR TEACHERS.
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.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING EXEMPTIONS FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER THE ARKANSAS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO PROTECT THE PRIVACY OF RETIRED AND FORMER STATE EMPLOYEES.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS MONUMENT DISPLAY ACT.

Committees

Committees
Alternate: ENERGY - JOINT