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Senator Jim Argue

5300 Evergreen Drive, Little Rock, 72205

Senator Jim Argue
Phone: 501-664-8632
Phone:
District: 15
District:
15
Seniority: 27
Seniority:
27
Occupation: Foundation Executive, United Methodist Foundation
Occupation:
Foundation Executive, United Methodist Foundation
Church Affiliation: Methodist
Church Affiliation:
Methodist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: House in 1991, 1993, 1995, Senate 1997, 1999
Public Service:
House in 1991, 1993, 1995, Senate 1997, 1999


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO PROVIDE FOR ANNUAL INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL PERFORMANCE REPORTS AND FOR DISTRIBUTION OF THE REPORTS TO ALL PARENTS OR GUARDIANS OF CHILDREN ENROLLED IN ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
TO PRESCRIBE THE AUTHORITY OF FIRST OR SECOND CLASS CITIES WITH MUNICIPAL JUDGES' AND CLERKS' PENSION PLANS WITH ASSETS IN EXCESS OF $100,000 TO EMPLOY AN INVESTMENT ADVISOR TO INVEST PLAN ASSETS PURSUANT TO CITY POLICY.
TO PRESCRIBE THE AUTHORITY OF CITIES AND COUNTIES WITH CITY OR COUNTY MUNICIPAL JUDGES' AND CLERKS' PENSION PLANS WITH ASSETS IN EXCESS OF $100,000 IN COUNTIES HAVING A POPULATION OF AT LEAST 150,000 PERSONS TO EMPLOY AN INVESTMENT ADVISOR.
TO CLARIFY THE LAW GRANTING SICK LEAVE TO MUNICIPAL FIRE FIGHTERS.
TO SET A NEW LIABILITY INSURANCE LIMIT FOR TAXIS AND REMOVE THE EXEMPTION FROM CITY INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR TAXIS WHO SELF-INSURED BEFORE AUGUST 1, 1997.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ‘ARKIDS FIRST PROGRAM ACT'.
THE CHILD PROTECTION-PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT OF 1999.
TO REGULATE THE SOLICITATION OF CHARITABLE FUNDS IN ARKANSAS AND REQUIRE THE REGISTRATION OF PROFESSIONAL FUND RAISERS OF CHARITABLE FUNDS.
TO PROVIDE LOCAL AUTHORITIES THE ABILITY TO LIMIT ACCESS TO PARKING AT DESIGNATED TIMES IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKIDS FIRST PROGRAM TO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN UP TO TWO HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY GUIDELINE.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 14-47-134 ON QUALIFICATIONS OF APPOINTEES TO MUNICIPAL BOARDS, AUTHORITIES, AND COMMISSIONS IN CITIES HAVING THE CITY MANAGER FORM OF GOVERNMENT.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - GENERAL EDUCATION DIVISION - SCHOOL LEVEL REPORT CARD APPROPRIATION FOR THE 1999-2001 BIENNIUM.
TO PRESCRIBE THE RELEASE OF DATA MAINTAINED IN ELECTRONIC FORMAT BY CITIES OF THE FIRST AND SECOND CLASS AND INCORPORATED TOWNS; TO STATE LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.
TO REVISE THE VOTING MEMBERSHIP OF THE ARKANSAS POLLUTION CONTROL AND ECOLOGY COMMISSION.
TO CHANGE THE NUMBER AND MEMBERSHIP OF THE STATE PLANT BOARD.
THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST PROHIBITION ACT OF 1999.
TO PERMIT, UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2000, SALES AND USE TAXES TO BE COLLECTED FOR A PERIOD OF SIXTY (60) MONTHS TO FINANCE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OF A PUBLIC NATURE.
REQUESTING THE SENATE AND HOUSE INTERIM COMMITTEES ON EDUCATION, AND THE EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS COMMISSION TO CONDUCT A THOROUGH REVIEW OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE EXCELLENCE IN ARKANSAS PUBLIC EDUCATION TASK FORCE.
REQUESTING THE SENATE INTERIM COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND THE HOUSE INTERIM COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS REGARDING THE ASSESSMENT OF DISABLED STUDENTS.
REQUESTING THAT THE SENATE INTERIM COMMITTEE ON REVENUE AND TAXATION STUDY THE LAWS OF ARKANSAS AND THE SURROUNDING STATES RELATING TO THE EXEMPTION OF NON-PROFIT ENTITIES FROM THE GROSS RECEIPTS TAX.
CoSponsor
TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL DUCKS UNLIMITED MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES.
TO ALLOW CITIES TO CREATE MUNICIPAL MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENHANCING THE ECONOMIC HEALTH AND VITALITY OF THE AREAS.
TO PRESCRIBE THE AUTHORITY OF BOARDS OF TRUSTEES OF CITIES HAVING NON-UNIFORM EMPLOYEE PENSION PLANS WITH ASSETS IN EXCESS OF $100,000 TO EMPLOY AN INVESTMENT ADVISOR TO INVEST PLAN ASSETS PURSUANT TO BOARD POLICY.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE CREATION OF MUNICIPAL CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.
REGULATING STATE EMPLOYMENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS, AND THEIR SPOUSES; ESTABLISHES PROCEDURES REGARDING THEIR ENTERING INTO GRANTS, CONTRACTS OR LEASES WITH THE STATE.
TO ENCOURAGE TEACHERS TO PARTICIPATE IN AND COMPLETE NBPTS CERTIFICATION BY AUTHORIZING THE DEPT. OF EDUCATION TO PAY FULL TUITION AND INCENTIVE BONUSES.
PERFORMANCE-BASED PROGRAM BUDGETING AND STRATEGIC PLANNING PILOT PROGRAM
TO AMEND SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS.
TO EXEMPT THE SALE OF DIGITAL BROADCAST EQUIPMENT TO LICENSED T.V. AND RADIO STATIONS FROM THE ARKANSAS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX.
AN ACT TO ENACT A NON-MANDATED CATASTROPHIC MENTAL HEALTH PARITY ACT TO SUPERCEDE THE ARKANSAS MENTAL HEALTH PARITY ACT UNTIL JULY 1, 2005.
THE PROSTATE CANCER ACT OF 1999.
TO ESTABLISH AND PROMOTE A UNIFORM SYSTEM OF REAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS WITHIN EACH COUNTY OF THE STATE.
TO PROVIDE THAT NONPROBATIONARY STATUS TEACHERS MAY ONLY BE TERMINATED OR FACE CONTRACT NONRENEWAL FOR REASONABLE CAUSE.
TO REPEAL THE PROHIBITION ON INSPECTIONS FOR MANDATORY SEAT BELT USE AND TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF SEAT BELT VIOLATIONS TO SUSPEND A DRIVER LICENSE.
TO ESTABLISH AN EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR USED MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS.
TO LEVY A TAX ON ALL MOTOR VEHICLES HAVING DECLARED GROSS WEIGHTS IN EXCESS OF 73,280 POUNDS.
EXEMPTS FIRST SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS ($6,000) OF IRA DISTRIBUTION FROM INCOME TAX.
ARKANSAS TAX-DEFERRED TUITION SAVINGS PROGRAM ACT OF 1999.
THE ARKANSAS CHARTER SCHOOLS ACT OF 1999.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-62-103 PERTAINING TO THE COMPENSATION OF EXCEPTIONALLY QUALIFIED ACADEMIC AND NONACADEMIC PERSONNEL.
TO PROVIDE FOR TEACHERS TO BE LICENSED IN THE GRADE LEVEL OR SUBJECT THEY TEACH AND FOR SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS TO HAVE A BACHELOR'S DEGREE.
TO ESTABLISH THE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR DISABLED WORKING PERSONS WHOSE FAMILY INCOME IS LESS THAN TWO HUNDRED FIFTY PERCENT (250%) OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY GUIDELINE.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ARREST OF PERSONS WHO PUMP FUEL AND FAIL TO PAY FOR IT.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE RELATED TO ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF TITLE 6 AND TITLE 26 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE RELATIVE TO FUNDING OF PUBLIC EDUCATION AND THE DETERMINATION OF THE UNIFORM RATE OF TAX.
TO REQUIRE THE POSTING OF SIGNS STATING 'THE WILBUR D. MILLS FREEWAY' ON THE WILBUR D. MILLS FREEWAY.
URGING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO REMOVE ALL OFFICIAL PROHIBITIONS AND DETERRENTS TO THE SALE OF UNITED STATES RICE TO CUBA.
TO AMEND THE SENATE RULES TO ADD A PROVISION CONCERNING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS.
COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE LITTLE ROCK CENTRAL HIGH 'TIGERS' FOR WINNING THE STATE AAAA BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP."
CoSponsor for House
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE ARKANSAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL NOT MEET ON THE THIRD MONDAY IN JANUARY IN RESPECT TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND IN OBSERVANCE OF HIS BIRTHDAY
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ELEGIBILITY REQUIREMENT FOR THE ACADEMIC CHALLNGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM; AND TO CLARIFY EXISTING LANGUAGE.
TO REQUIRE ALL PERSONS COMMITTED TO THE COMMON JAIL OF THE COUNTY TO PAY THEIR EXPENSES WHILE DETAINED.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - FOR THE BILL CLINTON BIRTHPLACE HOME CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE AMONG HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS ACT.
THE ARKANSAS EARTHQUAKE AUTHORITY ACT.
EXPRESSING APPRECIATION TO ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT, UTILITY WORKERS, RELIEF WORKERS, GOVERNMENT WORKERS AND CITIZENS WHO RESPONDED TO AND ASSISTED THE VICTIMS OF THE RECENT TORNADOES THAT RAVAGED THIS STATE.
RECOGNIZING THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATH AND SCIENCE AND ITS CLASS OF 1998 FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AND ITS TOP-RANKING ON THE AMERICAN COLLEGE TEST.