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Representative Bill Abernathy (D)

1309 Texas Street, Mena, 71953

Representative Bill Abernathy (D)
Phone: 479-234-2733
Phone:
District: 22
District:
22
Seniority: 31
Seniority:
31
Occupation: Retired - Educator (President, Rich Mountain Community College)
Occupation:
Retired - Educator (President, Rich Mountain Community College)
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: College Board, First term in House 2005, 2007
Public Service:
College Board, First term in House 2005, 2007


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN EXPUNGED OFFENSES CAUSE DISQUALIFICATION FROM CERTAIN ACTIVITIES FOR PERSONS SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS AND TO AUTHORIZE WAIVER OF THE DISQUALIFICATION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
AN ACT TO ALLOW A COUNTY TO ISSUE CHECKS IN DUPLICATE FORM.
AN ACT TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR ENDORSED CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSES THAT MAY BE TAUGHT ALONG WITH ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES IN HIGH SCHOOLS AND TO REPEAL THE CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSE APPROVAL PANEL.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 21-4-505 ALLOWING TWO-YEAR COLLEGES TO COMPENSATE ALL EMPLOYEES FOR UNUSED SICK LEAVE AT RETIREMENT.
AN ACT FOR THE RICH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - CAMPUS INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE RICH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - COMMUNITY CULTURE AND ARTS CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE RICH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE RICH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - RENOVATIONS TO CAMPUS FACILITIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL HIGH COST TRANSPORTATION SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING.
AN ACT TO AMEND LAWS PERTAINING TO SPECIAL PERMITS FOR VEHICLE SIZE AND WEIGHT.
AN ACT TO ALLOW CERTAIN SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO USE A PORTION OF THE NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH ACT FUNDING FOR TEACHERS' SALARIES.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE CALCULATION OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT S MISCELLANEOUS FUNDS.
AN ACT TO AMEND VEHICLE WEIGHT REGULATIONS.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT PARKING ON INTERSTATE HIGHWAY RIGHTS-0F-WAY.
TO OPT-OUT OUT OF THE FEDERAL REAL ID ACT OF 2005.
TO ENCOURAGE THE ARKANSAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO REFUSE TO IMPLEMENT THE REAL ID ACT OF 2005.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE PENALTY CLASSIFICATION OF THE OFFENSES OF INDECENT EXPOSURE AND INTERNET STALKING OF A CHILD UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF THE GROSS RECEIPTS AND COMPENSATING USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR THE SALE OF A USED MOTOR VEHICLE.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT AN AWARD OF CHILD CUSTODY OR VISITATION TO A SEX OFFENDER EXCEPT UNDER LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM PROPERTY TAX RELIEF CREDIT FOR A HOMESTEAD.
TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF UNLAWFUL CONSUMER LOANS.
AN ACT TO INCREASE ACADEMIC INSTRUCTION TIME IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND TO LIMIT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS.
AN ACT TO DEFINE BULLYING AND TO INCLUDE CYBERBULLYING IN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT ANTIBULLYING POLICIES.
CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM CREDITED SERVICE BY MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY RESERVE.
TO ALLOW MILITARY OFFICERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES TO RECEIVE THE SAME INCOME TAX EXEMPTION AS ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
AN ACT TO CONTINUE THE ARKANSAS COMMISSION ON EYE AND VISION CARE OF SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN AND TO CREATE THE SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN EYE AND VISION CARE FUND.
TO EXEMPT DYED DISTILLATE SPECIAL FUEL FROM SALES AND USE TAX; TO IMPOSE A GALLONAGE TAX ON DYED DISTILLATE SPECIAL FUEL; TO EXCLUDE BIODIESEL FUEL FROM THE GALLONAGE TAX AND THE SALES AND USE TAX.
TO CLARIFY THAT CIVIL IMMUNITY IS EXTENDED TO DENTISTS AND OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS WHO RENDER VOULUNTARY HEALTH CARE SERVICES AT FREE OR LOW-COST HEALTH CARE CLINICS.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT FUND AND TO REPEAL OBSOLETE SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE RELATED TO ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND WEATHERIZATION.
AN ACT TO CREATE FIVE (5) ADDITIONAL CIRCUIT JUDGESHIPS.
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING IN THIS STATE.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE TEACHER LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS BY CREATING THE LIFETIME TEACHING LICENSE.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE INCOME TAX RELIEF FOR LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS.
TO MINIMIZE THE SPREAD OF THE COMMUNICABLE DISEASE OF HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) CARRIED BY INMATES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION AND TO REQUIRE TESTING OR SCREENING.
TO LIMIT THE LOCATION OF ADULT-ORIENTED BUSINESSES IN PROXIMITY TO LOCATIONS FREQUENTED BY CHILDREN.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING ACT OF 2003 AND TO ENSURE THAT EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE RECEIVES THE FULL AMOUNT OF FOUNDATION FUNDING.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR ENHANCED EDUCATIONAL FUNDING BY SUPPLEMENTING THE AMOUNT OF PER STUDENT FOUNDATION FUNDING DISTRIBUTED TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOR THE 2007-2008 AND 2008-2009 SCHOOL YEARS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - EXPANSION OF STATEWIDE MENTAL HEALTH BEDS IN ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE MOTOR VEHICLE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT REGARDING FEES CHARGED FOR HANDLING AND PROCESSING THE SALE OR LEASE OF A NEW OR USED MOTOR VEHICLE.
AN ACT TO ASSIST SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH THE TRANSITION BETWEEN LEVELS OF CATEGORICAL FUNDING FOR NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH STUDENTS BY PROVIDING A METHOD OF TRANSITIONAL FUNDING DURING A THREE-YEAR PERIOD.
TO FUND PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR THE UNDERSERVED BY IMPOSING ADDITIONAL CIGARETTE AND TOBACCO TAXES AND TO INCREASE GENERAL REVENUES.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - STATEWIDE GRANTS FOR SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANTS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE OFFICE OF THE TREASURER OF STATE - COUNTY AID AND MUNICIPAL AID APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT - HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS AND MAINTENANCE APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO FINANCE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COUNTY AID AND MUNCIPAL AID.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - COUNTY, DISTRICT AND STATE FAIRS AND FAIR CONSORTIUMS CONSTRUCTION,MAINTENANCE AND INFRASTRUCTURE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ARKANSAS CHILD ABUSE/RAPE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMISSION - STATEWIDE GRANTS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS APPROPRIATION.
TO PROVIDE A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR THE SALE OF USED TEXTBOOKS TO STUDENTS ENROLLED IN AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO ASSIST SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO CONSTRUCT NEW BUILDINGS WITHOUT BEING IDENTIFIED AS A DISTRICT IN FISCAL DISTRESS.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE A TWO-YEAR PILOT PROGRAM USING FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS STATEWIDE AND TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE PILOT PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE APPLICATION OF POULTRY LITTER IN ACCORDANCE WITH ESTABLISHED STANDARDS WHILE A MANAGEMENT PLAN IS PENDING.
TO ESTABLISH A HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES GRANT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES OR THEIR EQUIVALENT FROM LOW INCOME FAMILIES TO BE USED AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE TASK FORCE FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY TO SUPPORT A RESEARCH ALLIANCE FOR THE PURPOSES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
AN ACT TO CREATE A SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH FUND.
AN ACT TO REESTABLISH FAIRNESS, TRANSPARENCY, AND COMPETITION IN THE BIDDING PRACTICES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLICLY FUNDED BUILDINGS, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND FACILITIES.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS RISK CAPITAL MATCHING FUND.
TO TRANSFER THE REGULATION OF TITLE INSURANCE TO THE STATE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT AND TO ENACT THE ARKANSAS TITLE INSURANCE ACT.
THE CONTINUING ADEQUACY EVALUATION ACT OF 2007.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION REMEDIATION, RETENTION, AND GRADUATION RATES; TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF ITS MEMBERS; TO DESCRIBE ITS MISSION AND RESPONSIBILITIES.
ENCOURAGING STUDENTS AND FACULTY IN THE STATE S COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO PROMOTE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION TO ENSURE THAT STUDENTS AND FUTURE LEADERS ARE PREPARED TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF A GLOBAL SOCIETY.
TO RECOGNIZE DR. MANUEL RAMIREZ AND HIS WORK FOR ARKANSANS.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS RISK CAPITAL MATCHING FUND.
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
TO DEVELOP THE ALTERNATIVE FUELS INDUSTRY IN ARKANSAS BY ESTABLISHING GOALS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF AND STANDARDS FOR ALTERNATIVE FUELS USED IN MOTOR VEHICLES.
TO PROVIDE FOR A REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK FOR A PHARMACY TO RECORD PURCHASES OF PSEUDOPHEDRINE AND OTHER SIMILAR SUBSTANCES; TO PROVIDE FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND ACCESS TO THE REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK; AND FOR PENALTIES.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE UAMS CANCER RESEARCH CENTER MATCHING FUND.
TO AMEND THE MOTOR VEHICLE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT REGARDING FEES CHARGED FOR HANDLING AND PROCESSING THE SALE OR LEASE OF A NEW OR USED MOTOR VEHICLE.
TO AUTHORIZE THE SECTION 529 PLAN REVIEW COMMITTEE TO CREATE A PILOT PROGRAM TO BE KNOWN AS THE ASPIRING SCHOLARS MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM .
AN ACT TO CREATE A SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH FUND.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE TASK FORCE FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY TO SUPPORT A RESEARCH ALLIANCE FOR THE PURPOSES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
ENCOURAGING THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO ADD THE BROWNS TO ITS MEMBERSHIP.

Committees

Committees