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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: 2
Seniority:
2
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, 2009
Public Service:
College Board, First term in House 2005, 2007, 2009


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF MISCELLANEOUS FUNDS USED IN CALCULATING FOUNDATION FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
TO PROVIDE FOR A CONSISTENT RATE OF INCREASE TO THE SALARIES OF CLASSIFIED SCHOOL PERSONNEL.
TO ALLOW STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO COMPENSATE NONCLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES FOR UNUSED SICK LEAVE AT RETIREMENT.
AN ACT CONCERNING REGISTRATION OF ARSONISTS.
TO ALLOW TWO-YEAR COLLEGES TO COMPENSATE NONCLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES FOR UNUSED SICK LEAVE AT RETIREMENT.
TO REQUIRE A REVIEW OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL ADEQUACY BEFORE EACH FISCAL SESSION.
CONCERNING NEW OR ADDITIONAL POSITIONS AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
TO INCREASE CERTAIN FEES OF THE COMMISSION ON WATER WELL CONSTRUCTION AND TO PROVIDE FOR NEW CATEGORIES OF LICENSE AND REGISTRATION FEES TO BE COLLECTED BY THE COMMISSION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE RICH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, EQUIPMENT, PERSONAL SERVICES, MAINTENANCE AND OPERATING EXPENSE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS AND PROCEDURES RELATING TO CODE OF ETHICS PROCEEDINGS OF THE PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE STANDARDS BOARD.
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL END-OF-COURSE ASSESSMENTS.
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF MISCELLANEOUS FUNDS.
TO ALLOW A TWO-YEAR OR FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY TO PROVIDE ENDORSED CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSES AT A REDUCED TUITION AMOUNT.
TO ESTABLISH THE TASK FORCE ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF STATE-SUPPORTED STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.
TO PROVIDE STATE RESOURCES FOR EDUCATIONAL ADEQUACY BY AMENDING THE AMOUNT OF FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
TO ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF AD VALOREM TAX DATA USED FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE TIMELY AND ACCURATE RECEIPT OF DATA NEEDED TO CALCULATE AND ADJUST FOUNDATION FUNDING AMOUNTS DISTRIBUTED TO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 21-1-402 TO PROVIDE FOR EXCEPTIONS TO THE PROHIBITION ON STATE EMPLOYMENT.
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF STATE AGENCY FOR PURPOSES OF EMPLOYMENT.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
AN ACT TO CREATE "THE ANTONY HOBBS III ACT" AND TO CREATE SCHOOL-BASED AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR AND CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION PROGRAMS.
TO LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF UNRESTRICTED EDUCATIONAL AND GENERAL TUITION AND FEE INCOME AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION CAN SPEND ON ACADEMIC AND PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIPS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION - WORKFORCE TRAINING CONSORTIUM GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE RELATING TO FUNDING FOR ISOLATED SCHOOLS.
CoSponsor
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS TO PROVIDE PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING FOR MEN FORTY (40) YEARS OF AGE AND OVER.
AN ACT TO STRENGTHEN ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT.
AN ACT TO CREATE A BIRTH THROUGH PREKINDERGARTEN TEACHING CREDENTIAL.
AN ACT TO AMEND ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LIFETIME TEACHING LICENSE.
TO INCREASE THE TAX ON CIGARETTES AND CERTAIN TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION TO PAY THE COMMISSION TO THE STAMP DEPUTIES FOR CERTAIN CIGARETTE TAXES.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE RULES AND PROCEDURES OF THE PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE STANDARDS BOARD.
TO ALLOW THE SPOUSE OF AN ARKANSAS STATE POLICE OFFICER TO PURCHASE THE OFFICER'S SERVICE SHOTGUN.
THE ROGER PHILLIPS TRANSFER POLICY ACT.
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INCOME TAX RELIEF TO HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD TAXPAYERS WITH TWO OR MORE DEPENDENTS.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS GEOLOGICAL SURVEY - ARKANSAS LIGNITE RESOURCES PILOT PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE COMPREHENSIVE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION ANNUAL REPORT.
THE FAIR DISCLOSURE TO EMPLOYERS, INSURANCE COMPANIES, AND OTHERS OF PAYMENTS FOR PHARMACISTS' SERVICES ACT.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF VOLUNTEER OR RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS.
TO PROVIDE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT TO TAXPAYERS PERFORMING OVERTIME WORK IN COUNTIES DECLARED A DISASTER AREA BY THE GOVERNOR AS THE RESULT OF THE JANUARY 2009 ICE STORM IN ARKANSAS.
AN ACT FOR THE SAU-TECH - FIRE TRAINING ACADEMY APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANTS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND ENERGY GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - STATEWIDE GRANTS - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY - FAIR GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION - BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - GRANTS - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS WATERWAYS COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - BOOKS FOR ARKANSAS STUDENTS' EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - COMMUNITY GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - HISTORIC PRESERVATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF COUNTY OPERATIONS - HOMELESS SHELTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ARKANSAS CHILD ABUSE/RAPE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMISSION STATEWIDE GRANTS TO VIOLENCE SHELTERS/CRISIS & ADVOCACY CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION - CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, EQUIPMENT AND LIBRARY RESOURCES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS CRIME INFORMATION CENTER - ARKANSAS REAL-TIME SCRAP METAL LOGBOOK EXPENSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - STATEWIDE 2-1-1 INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SYSTEM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - ARKANSAS HUNGER RELIEF ALLIANCE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - SKIN CANCER EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF VOLUNTEERISM - NON-PROFIT SUPPORT GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS PLANNING PROGRAM ACT.
THE WILDLIFE OBSERVATION TRAILS PILOT PROGRAM.
THE WILDLIFE RECREATION FACILITIES PILOT PROGRAM.
TO ENCOURAGE AND FOSTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND REVITALIZE COMMUNITIES BY ALLOWING A TAX CREDIT FOR THE REHABILITATION OF HISTORIC STRUCTURES LOCATED IN ARKANSAS.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A POST-DOCTORAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GRANT PROGRAM.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS RISK CAPITAL MATCHING FUND ACT OF 2007.
TO REQUIRE CLEAR EXIT STANDARDS FOR ALL REMEDIAL COURSES TAKEN AT STATE- SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TO IMPROVE THE TEACHING TECHNIQUES OF REMEDIAL COURSES.
CONCERNING DEATH BENEFITS FOR COVERED PUBLIC EMPLOYEES KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
TO PROVIDE FOR INTERVENTION AND PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION UPON EARLY INDICATORS OF THE FISCAL DISTRESS OR FACILITIES DISTRESS OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT.
COMMEMORATING THE CENTENNIAL OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP).
RECOMMENDING THAT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BE COMMITTED TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF I-69 IN ARKANSAS.
CoSponsor for Senate
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
AN ACT REGARDING STATE FUNDED PHARMACY BENEFIT PLANS.
AN ACT CONCERNING AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO DOGS, CATS, AND HORSES AND RELATED OFFENSES AND CONCERNING ANIMAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.
TO ENACT THE STATE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT GENERAL OMNIBUS BILL TO UPDATE AND MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE ARKANSAS INSURANCE LAWS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY FOR SECTION 20 OF THIS ACT.
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION.
TO PROHIBIT THE CONSOLIDATION OR ANNEXATION OF AN ISOLATED SCHOOL DISTRICT IF THE RESULTING SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL BE LARGER THAN ONE THOUSAND SQUARE MILES (1,000 SQ. MI.).
TO BROADEN THE HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES GRANT PROGRAM.
TO AMEND TITLE 6 PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS WORKFORCE IMPROVEMENT GRANT PROGRAM.
TO AMEND THE TEACHER OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM AND TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS TO TEACHERS RETURNING TO COLLEGE TO RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATION.
TO CONSOLIDATE THE TEACHER EDUCATION RECRUITMENT PROGRAMS AND CREATE THE STATE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE MILITARY DEPENDENTS SCHOLARSHIP.
TO CREATE CONTINUING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CHILDREN AND SPOUSES OF CERTAIN PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYEES IF THE PUBLIC SERVICE RESULTS IN DEATH OR PERMANENT AND TOTAL DISABILITY.
TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY FOR THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARS PROGRAM AWARDS.
TO REPEAL THE FACULTY/ADMINISTRATOR DEVELOPMENT FELLOWS PROGRAM.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS GOVERNMENT WORKER LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM.
TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING TOBACCO TREATMENT, PREVENTION, AND CESSATION.
THE COLORECTAL CANCER PREVENTION, EARLY DETECTION, AND TREATMENT ACT OF 2009.
RECOMMENDING THAT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BE COMMITTED TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF I-49 BETWEEN TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS, AND FT. SMITH, ARKANSAS.

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