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Representative Bill Abernathy

1309 Texas Street, Mena, 71953

Representative Bill Abernathy
Phone: 479-394-2733
Phone:
District: 22
District:
22
Seniority: 63
Seniority:
63
Occupation: Retired - Educator (President, Rich Mountain Commu
Occupation:
Retired - Educator (President, Rich Mountain Commu
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: College Board, First term in House 2005
Public Service:
College Board, First term in House 2005


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
AN ACT TO PROTECT THE CONTINUITY OF SCHOOL BOARDS BY AMENDING THE PROCEDURE FOR ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARDS FOLLOWING ANNEXATION OR CONSOLIDATION.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A GROWTH POOL OF POSITIONS FOR TWO-YEAR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
AN ACT FOR THE RICH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - ROOF REPAIRS AND COMPUTER UPGRADES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - VARIOUS RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN POLK COUNTY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO POLK COUNTY - WESTERN ARKANSAS FIRE AND RESCUE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITY OF MENA - SPORTS COMPLEX GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO VARIOUS FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO ALLOW TWO-YEAR COLLEGES TO COMPENSATE EMPLOYEES FOR UNUSED SICK LEAVE AT RETIREMENT.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WITH SOME FLEXIBILITY IN RECEIVING REPORTS OR DATA FROM SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
AN ACT TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSES THAT MAY BE TAUGHT ALONG WITH ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES IN HIGH SCHOOLS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE A REGULATORY BASIS OF FINANCIAL STATEMENT PRESENTATION FOR SCHOOLS.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ANNUALLY OFFER THE THIRTY-EIGHT (38) UNITS REQUIRED UNDER THE STANDARDS FOR ACCREDITATION OF ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS IF A STUDENT IS ENROLLED IN THE CLASS.
TO ALLOW THE OWNER OF AN ANTIQUE MOTOR VEHICLE OR ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLE TO USE A LICENSE PLATE THAT WAS ISSUED BY THE STATE IN THE SAME YEAR AS THE MODEL YEAR OF THE VEHICLE AND THAT WAS APPROVED BY THE STATE FOR USE DURING THAT YEAR.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE SUPPORT TO THE SOUTH POLK-COSSATOT SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO REPEAL THE INCOME TAX SURCHARGE BEGINNING WITH TAX YEAR 2005.
AN ACT TO ALLOW DONATED PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS TO BE DISPENSED TO PATIENTS AT CHARITABLE CLINICS.
TO CLARIFY THAT COMBAT ZONE COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES IS EXEMPT FROM ARKANSAS INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS RX PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE GIFT OF LIFE ACT.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES' HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.
THE ARKANSAS LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY CONTRACT PROTECTION ACT.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF AN IDENTITY THEFT PASSPORT BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO VICTIMS OF FINANCIAL IDENTITY FRAUD
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PROVIDING GRANTS TO COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2005-2007 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PERSONNEL POLICY LAW FOR CLASSIFIED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES TO MAKE IT MORE CONSISTENT WITH THE PERSONNEL POLICY LAW FOR CERTIFIED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY SCHOOL SUPPORT PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR ACCURATE INSTITUTIONAL ADVICE FOR UNIVERSITY COURSE WORK AND DEGREE COMPLETION.
AN ACT TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BY AMENDING VARIOUS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS TO MAKE THEM MORE CONDUCIVE TO THE GROWTH OF HIGH-PAYING JOBS AND THE EXPANSION OF THE TAX BASE IN ARKANSAS.
TO PROVIDE FOR A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR QUALIFIED MUSEUMS.
AN ACT TO ALLOW SCHOOLS TO BEGIN EACH SCHOOL YEAR ON THE FIRST MONDAY FOLLOWING THE SECOND SATURDAY IN AUGUST.
AN ACT TO REORGANIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION INTO DEPARTMENTS UNDER THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION.
TO ALLOW FUNERAL DIRECTORS TO ACCESS MILITARY DISCHARGE RECORDS UNDER CERTAIN LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES.
LONG TERM CARE RESIDENT PROTECTION ACT OF 2005.
AN ACT TO CONTINUE THE SUPPLEMENTAL MIXED DRINK TAX OF FOUR PERCENT (4%) FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE AN ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARSHIP TO A STUDENT IN EACH OF THE SEVENTY-FIVE (75) COUNTIES IN ARKANSAS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE A TAX REFUND FOR THE SALE OF BIODIESEL MIXTURE.
THE ARKANSAS PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGERS FAIR TRADE PRACTICES ACT.
TO PROHIBIT INTERFERENCE WITH STUDENT- LED AND STUDENT-INITIATED PRAYERS AT PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNCTIONS WITHIN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
URGING THE PRESIDENT AND THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO REOPEN AND PROTECT FOREIGN MARKETS FOR AMERICAN BEEF.
RECOGNIZING AND COMMENDING THE ARKANSAS AGING INITIATIVE FOR ITS SPECIALIZED GERIATRIC SERVICES TO OLDER ARKANSANS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
COMMENDING MR. CHARLES E. KNOX.
CoSponsor for Senate
AN ACT TO CONTROL THE DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN PRECURSOR INGREDIENTS UTILIZED TO MANUFACTURE METHAMPHETAMINE.
AN ACT TO CLARIFY AND DEFINE THE SCOPE OF ACT 1285 OF 2003.
AN ACT TO REPEAL THE INCOME TAX SURCHARGE BEGINNING WITH TAX YEAR 2005.
TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY IN AUDITING SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF DR. FAY W. BOOZMAN AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
REQUESTING THE FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION TO REJECT THE LOUISIANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION S COMPLAINT IN FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION DOCKET NO. EL01-88-000.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF HUNTING, TRAPPING, AND FISHING.

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