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Senator Joyce Elliott (D)

P. O. Box 4248, Little Rock, 72214

Senator Joyce Elliott (D)
Phone: 501-603-9546
Phone:
District: 31
District:
31
Seniority: 2
Seniority:
2
Occupation: Director, Legislative Outreach, Southwestern Region, The College Board
Occupation:
Director, Legislative Outreach, Southwestern Region, The College Board
Church Affiliation: Nondenominational
Church Affiliation:
Nondenominational
Veteran: No
Veteran:
No
Public Service: House 2001, 2003, 2005, Senate 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
Public Service:
House 2001, 2003, 2005, Senate 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO ALLOW REINSTATEMENT OF A VOLUNTARILY SURRENDERED, SUSPENDED, OR REVOKED EDUCATOR'S LICENSE UPON A SHOWING OF REHABILITATION AND FITNESS TO PERFORM THE DUTIES AUTHORIZED BY THE LICENSE.
CONCERNING THE PREPARATION OF A RACIAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR CERTAIN BILLS FILED WITH THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS FAIR HOUSING COMMISSION.
TO REVISE THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY THE STATE FOR BEING IN ACADEMIC DISTRESS CAN BE RETURNED TO LOCAL CONTROL; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE RIGHT TO READ ACT.
TO PROVIDE FOR CONSISTENT TREATMENT IN REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE EDUCATION OF ARKANSAS STUDENTS DURING PLACEMENT IN A FACILITY IN A BORDER STATE.
CONCERNING SCHOOLS IN SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT; AND TO REQUIRE A STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF A POTENTIAL TAKEOVER OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR DISTRICT AND OF THE CLOSING OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE PRESUMPTIONS OF PARENTAGE IN CASES OF CHILDREN BORN BY MEANS OF ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION AND SURROGACY.
TO REQUIRE THAT AT LEAST TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT (25%) OF LOTTERY PROCEEDS BE NET PROCEEDS AVAILABLE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING DISCIPLINE OF STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
TO ELIMINATE CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
TO AMEND THE CHRONIC INTRACTABLE PAIN TREATMENT ACT, ARKANSAS CODE § 17-95-701 ET SEQ.; AND TO PROVIDE GREATER FLEXIBILITY IN TREATING SICKLE CELL DISEASE TO PHYSICIANS.
TO AMEND TIME FOR EARLY VOTING; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
TO CREATE A COMMISSION ON THE CREATION AND SUSTAINABILITY OF WORLD-CLASS PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY FOR ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIPS.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING DYSLEXIA SCREENING AND INTERVENTION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE TRANSPARENCY OF DATA.
TO REQUIRE MEETINGS OF THE GOVERNING BOARDS OF A SCHOOL THAT RECEIVES STATE FUNDS TO BE OPEN MEETINGS.
TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL THAT RECEIVES STATE FUNDS TO PRESENT EVIDENCE FOR THE NEED FOR A WAIVER FROM STATE LAWS OR STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES AND FOR THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE WAIVER AFTER SCHOOL RECEIVES THE WAIVERS.
TO REQUIRE SCHOOL TRANSPARENCY.
TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL THAT RECEIVES STATE FUNDS TO DISCLOSE INFORMATION CONCERNING ANY WAIVERS FROM STATE LAWS OR STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES RECEIVED BY THE SCHOOL.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING BARBERS.
Primary Sponsor for House
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE FILING AND PUBLICATION OF CERTAIN CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS; AND TO AMEND PORTIONS OF LAW RESULTING FROM INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1990 AND INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1996.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS CONCERNING POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTIONS; AND TO PROHIBIT DIRECT CONTRIBUTIONS BETWEEN POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS CONCERNING POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES; AND TO PROHIBIT DIRECT CONTRIBUTIONS FROM POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES TO CANDIDATES.
TO CREATE THE TEACHER'S CLASSROOM INVESTMENT DEDUCTION.
TO CREATE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROMISE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM; TO PROVIDE FUNDS TO EVERY CHILD BORN IN ARKANSAS TO BE USED FOR COLLEGE TUITION.
TO ALLOW A TAX DEDUCTION FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO A TUITION SAVINGS ACCOUNT IN THE ARKANSAS TAX-DEFERRED TUITION SAVINGS PROGRAM TO BE CARRIED FORWARD TO SUCCEEDING TAX YEARS.
CONCERNING THE BASIC LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
TO GIVE CHARTER SCHOOLS AUTHORITY TO WEIGHT ADMISSION LOTTERIES AT THEIR DISCRETION.
CONCERNING ADMISSIONS POLICIES OF CHARTER SCHOOLS; AND TO ALIGN CHARTER SCHOOL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS FOR A STUDENT WHO HAS BEEN EXPELLED FROM ANOTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
CONCERNING APPLICATIONS FOR OR AMENDMENTS OF PUBLIC CHARTERS UNDER THE ARKANSAS QUALITY CHARTER SCHOOLS ACT OF 2013.
TO CREATE A COMMUNITY PUBLIC EDUCATION BOARD.
TO ALLOW THE EMPLOYMENT OF SPECIAL COUNSEL BY A STATE OFFICIAL OR ENTITY IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO REQUIRE SPECIAL COUNSEL TO OBTAIN APPROVAL BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BEFORE ENTERING INTO A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT.
TO PROVIDE ENHANCED PENALTIES FOR A CRIMINAL OFFENSE COMMITTED BECAUSE OF THE VICTIM'S RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, ETHNICITY, ANCESTRY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, OR DISABILITY.
TO CLARIFY THE PURPOSE OF THE MINORITY BUSINESS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT; AND TO AMEND THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS AND PROVIDE FOR PENALTIES UNDER THE MINORITY BUSINESS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT.
TO MODIFY THE DEFINITION OF "SMALL PROCUREMENTS"; TO INCREASE THE ABILITY OF THE STATE TO CONTRACT WITH CERTIFIED MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISES; AND TO ELIMINATE BURDENSOME DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS.
COMMENDING DR. MARY PARKER-REED AND HER COMMITMENT AND SERVICE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY CORRECTION.
REQUESTING AND PETITIONING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PROPOSE FOR SUBMISSION TO THE STATES FOR CONTINUED RATIFICATION AN EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT.
REQUESTING AND PETITIONING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS REPEALING THE LANGUAGE OF THE THREE-FIFTHS COMPROMISE.
CoSponsor
TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING GOVERNING BOARDS OF TECHNICAL COLLEGES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE TIME DURING WHICH CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS MAY BE SOLICITED OR ACCEPTED; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW RESULTING FROM INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1990 AND INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1996.
CONCERNING THE PLACEMENT OF A GOLD STAR FAMILY MEMORIAL MONUMENT ON THE STATE CAPITOL GROUNDS.
TO ADD HUMAN TRAFFICKING TO THE DEFINITIONS OF ABUSE AND SEXUAL ABUSE WITHIN THE ARKANSAS JUVENILE CODE OF 1989 AND CHILD MALTREATMENT ACT.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE PUBLICATION OF CERTAIN CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS.
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CONSOLIDATED WATERWORKS SYSTEMS; CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE OF REVENUE BONDS BY A CONSOLIDATED WATERWORKS SYSTEM; AND TO DECLARE AND EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF THE OFFENSE OF COMPUTER FRAUD TO INCLUDE EXTORTION USING RANSOMWARE.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING APPROVED POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES; AND TO PREVENT A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FROM FORMING MORE THAN ONE (1) APPROVED POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE.
TO EXTEND THE AMOUNT OF RECESS TIME REQUIRED FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS; AND TO AMEND THE AMOUNT OF INSTRUCTIONAL TIME REQUIRED FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS IN A SCHOOL DAY.
TO PROTECT CITIZENS WHO ARE VICTIMS OF JUDICIAL ETHICS VIOLATIONS; TO CREATE A CAUSE OF ACTION AGAINST JUDGES AND JUSTICES WHO HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF CERTAIN OFFENSES; AND TO CREATE AN EXCEPTION TO JUDICIAL IMMUNITY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ETHICS VIOLATIONS BY CERTAIN ELECTED OFFICIALS; TO PROHIBIT CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS FROM SOLICITING OR ACCEPTING LOANS FROM LOBBYISTS; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION, ARTICLE 19, SECTION 30.
TO AMEND CERTAIN CRIMINAL OFFENSES CONCERNING ABUSES OF PUBLIC OFFICE; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ABUSE OF OFFICE; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ABUSE OF PUBLIC TRUST.
RECOGNIZING BASS REEVES AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.
COMMENDING THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, FOR ITS NINETY-FIVE-YEAR HISTORY OF TRAINING COMMUNITY AND CIVIC LEADERS AND ONGOING SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY OF LITTLE ROCK.
TO AMEND THE RULES OF THE SENATE OF THE NINETY-FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
CoSponsor for House
TO REQUIRE REPORTING AND DISCLOSURE OF ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATIONS; AND TO RESTRICT THE AMOUNT OF MONEY SPENT ON CAMPAIGN COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCED IN COORDINATION WITH A CANDIDATE FOR OFFICE.
TO AMEND CERTAIN CRIMINAL OFFENSES CONCERNING ABUSES OF PUBLIC OFFICE; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ABUSE OF OFFICE; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ABUSE OF PUBLIC TRUST.
TO PROTECT CITIZENS WHO ARE VICTIMS OF JUDICIAL ETHICS VIOLATIONS; TO CREATE A CAUSE OF ACTION AGAINST JUDGES AND JUSTICES WHO HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF CERTAIN OFFENSES; AND TO CREATE AN EXCEPTION TO JUDICIAL IMMUNITY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING APPROVED POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES; AND TO PREVENT A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FROM FORMING MORE THAN ONE (1) APPROVED POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE.
TO AMEND THE ELIGIBILITY OF FAMILY MEMBERS WHO MAY APPLY FOR A GOLD STAR LICENSE PLATE.
TO PROVIDE PARITY IN HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN COVERAGE BETWEEN ORALLY ADMINISTERED ANTICANCER MEDICATION AND INTRAVENOUSLY ADMINISTERED ANTICANCER MEDICATION.
TO ESTABLISH A GRANT ADVISORY BOARD; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DISBURSEMENT OF CERTAIN FEDERAL FUNDS RECEIVED BY THE STATE.
TO AMEND THE DISTRIBUTION OF REVENUES DERIVED FROM THE ADDITIONAL TAX LEVIED ON DEEDS, INSTRUMENTS, AND WRITINGS; AND TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE ARKANSAS HOUSING TRUST FUND.
TO AMEND THE MINORITY BUSINESS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT; AND TO REPEAL CERTAIN CONTRACTING GOALS.

Committees

Committees
Vice-Chair: ALC-PERSONNEL