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Senator Blake Johnson (R)

P.O. Box 8, Corning, 72422

Senator Blake Johnson (R)
Phone: 870-323-1766
Phone:
District: 20
District:
20
Seniority: 26
Seniority:
26
Occupation: Farmer
Occupation:
Farmer
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran: No
Veteran:
No
Public Service: Corning Alderman, Senate 2015
Public Service:
Corning Alderman, Senate 2015


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO UPDATE THE DRUG SCREENING AND TESTING ACT OF 2015; AND TO MAKE THE TWO-YEAR PILOT PROGRAM A PERMANENT PROGRAM.
TO AMEND THE VALIDITY PERIOD OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE; AND TO OFFER AN APPLICANT A CHOICE OF VALIDITY PERIODS OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE.
TO PROTECT THE PRIVACY OF SURVIVING FAMILY MEMBERS OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WHO DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY; AND TO EXEMPT CERTAIN LAW ENFORCEMENT RECORDS FROM DISCLOSURE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING STATE-FUNDED LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMIES.
TO CHANGE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS ISOLATED FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
CONCERNING CRIMINAL DETENTION FACILITY REVIEW COMMITTEES; TO REDUCE THE SIZE OF STATE GOVERNMENT; TO REDUCE EXPENSES; AND TO ENCOURAGE EFFICIENCY.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE § 18-16-101 CONCERNING THE FAILURE TO PAY RENT AND THE REFUSAL TO VACATE UPON NOTICE.
TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION CONCERNING SCHOOL DISTRICT COORDINATORS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE COLLECTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF DELINQUENT PERSONAL TAXES.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE UNIFORM FACSIMILE SIGNATURE OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS ACT; AND TO AUTHORIZE THE USE OF A DIGITIZED SIGNATURE OF A COUNTY TREASURER.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT OF 2006; TO ALLOW PRIVATELY OWNED BUSINESSES THE OPTION TO PROHIBIT SMOKING.
TO CREATE PENALTIES UNDER THE STATE PLANT BOARD FOR THE MISUSE OF DICAMBA OR RELATED PRODUCTS; TO LIMIT THE USE OF PENALTIES ABOVE ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000); AND TO DIRECT MONEYS TO SCHOLARSHIPS AND TRAINING OF PERSONNEL.
TO AMEND THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE ARKANSAS TAX PROCEDURE ACT.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING SPECIAL EDUCATION.
TO AMEND A PROVISION IN THE LAW CONCERNING THE COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT AS APPLIED TO NON-OCCUPATIONAL LICENSEES AND PERMIT HOLDERS.
CONCERNING THE CARRYING OF A WEAPON; AND REPEALING THE "JOURNEY" PROVISION FOR HANDGUN AND WEAPONS OFFENSES.
TO ESTABLISH THE PARENTAL CHOICE PILOT PROGRAM.
CONCERNING STATE OR NATIONAL HIGHWAYS OR ISSUES RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION.
THE PUBLIC EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP AMENDMENT OF 2018.
CoSponsor
TO RESTRICT PURCHASES USING FOOD STAMP BENEFITS; AND TO REQUIRE RECIPIENTS OF FOOD STAMPS TO SHOW IDENTIFICATION TO USE FOOD STAMP BENEFITS.
TO AMEND THE ELIGIBILITY OF FAMILY MEMBERS WHO MAY APPLY FOR A GOLD STAR LICENSE PLATE.
ACT TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE EXTENSION OF THE EXPIRATION DATE FOR A DRIVER'S LICENSE BELONGING TO A MILITARY MEMBER.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS TAX LAW CONCERNING INCOME TAX, SALES AND USE TAXES, AND THE SOFT DRINK TAX; AND TO SUPPLEMENT THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM TRUST FUND TO OFFSET DECREASED DEPOSITS FROM TAX REVENUES.
CREATING A SENTENCE ENHANCEMENT FOR CERTAIN CRIMINAL OFFENSES TARGETING A CURRENT OR FORMER LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, FIRST RESPONDER, OR HIS OR HER FAMILY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE A FOUR-YEAR PILOT PROGRAM FOR THE AWARDING OF EDUCATION SAVINGS ACCOUNTS; TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS PARENTAL EMPOWERMENT FOR EDUCATION CHOICE ACT OF 2017.
TO PROTECT THE PRIVACY OF SURVIVING FAMILY MEMBERS OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WHO DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY; AND TO EXEMPT CERTAIN LAW ENFORCEMENT RECORDS FROM DISCLOSURE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS FUTURE GRANT PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND LAWS CONCERNING UNLAWFUL ABORTIONS; TO AMEND LAWS CONCERNING THE PROCEDURE OF DENIAL, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION OF A HEALTH FACILITIES SERVICE LICENSE; AND TO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING ABORTION CLINICS.
TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY IN THE AWARDING OF COURSE CREDITS; AND TO ALLOW A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PLAN THAT ENABLES A STUDENT TO EARN COURSE CREDITS BY DEMONSTRATING SUBJECT MATTER COMPETENCY.
REGARDING ISSUANCE OF BUILDING PERMITS BY CITIES OF THE SECOND CLASS AND INCORPORATED TOWNS.
TO CLARIFY THE LAW CONCERNING LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR CERTAIN TRAINING PROGRAMS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD OR OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES.
TO REQUIRE THE PASSAGE OF THE CIVICS PORTION OF THE NATURALIZATION TEST USED BY UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES BEFORE A STUDENT MAY RECEIVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATORS AND EMPLOYEES.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING A COUNTY TREASURER'S COMMISSION.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE COUNTY FISCAL YEAR AND COUNTY ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES.
TO PROVIDE AMENDED UNEMPLOYMENT CALCULATIONS AND BENEFITS FOR CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYEES.
CONCERNING DELAY OF OPENING OR EARLY RELEASE OF SCHOOL.
TO CREATE THE FERAL HOG ERADICATION TASK FORCE.
THE PUBLIC EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP AMENDMENT OF 2018.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING VOTER IDENTIFICATION WHEN CASTING A BALLOT.
TO CREATE THE TAX REFORM AND RELIEF ACT OF 2017; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS TAX LAW CONCERNING INCOME TAX, SALES AND USE TAXES, AND THE SOFT DRINK TAX; AND TO SUPPLEMENT THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM TRUST FUND TO OFFSET DECREASED DEPOSITS FROM TAX REVENUES.
TO CREATE BORN-ALIVE INFANT PROTECTION.
CONCERNING THE PLACEMENT OF A GOLD STAR FAMILY MEMORIAL MONUMENT ON THE STATE CAPITOL GROUNDS.
TO GRANT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS A RIGHT OF ACCESS TO UNUSED OR UNDERUTILIZED PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES.
TO CREATE THE WRONGFUL BIRTH CIVIL LIABILITY PROTECTION ACT.
TO SUNSET CERTAIN TAX INCENTIVES; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE SALES AND USE TAX REFUND FOR THE REPAIR AND PARTIAL REPLACEMENT OF MANUFACTURING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING VOTER IDENTIFICATION WHEN CASTING A BALLOT IN PERSON.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT LIMITING CONTINGENCY FEES AND AWARDS OF PUNITIVE AND NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES; AND CHANGING THE POWERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND THE SUPREME COURT REGARDING RULES OF PLEADING, PRACTICE, AND PROCEDURE.
TO CONGRATULATE THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY RED WOLVES FOOTBALL TEAM FOR WINNING THE SUN BELT CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP AND THE AUTONATION CURE BOWL.
TO AMEND THE RULES OF THE SENATE OF THE NINETY-FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO RECOGNIZE THE POSITIVE IMPACT OF THE ARKANSAS 4-H PROGRAM ON OUR YOUTH AND TO CELEBRATE 4-H DAY ON FEBRUARY 16, 2017.

Committees

Committees
Alternate: JBC-CLAIMS
Alternate: JBC-PERSONNEL