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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: 23
Seniority:
23
Occupation: Farmer
Occupation:
Farmer
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran: No
Veteran:
No
Public Service: Corning Alderman, Senate 2015, 2017
Public Service:
Corning Alderman, Senate 2015, 2017


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DEPOSIT AND DISTRIBUTION OF FEES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE FUND.
CONCERNING APPLICATIONS BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, ARTICLE V.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS NEW FARM MACHINERY QUALITY ASSURANCE ACT.
TO EXEMPT A MANUFACTURER'S REBATE ON A MOTOR VEHICLE FROM SALES AND USE TAX; AND TO EXCLUDE A MANUFACTURER'S REBATE ON A MOTOR VEHICLE FROM THE DEFINITION OF "SALES PRICE" USED FOR PURPOSES OF DETERMINING SALES AND USE TAXES.
TO AMEND THE SALES TAX EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT; AND TO PROVIDE A SALES TAX EXEMPTION FOR MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT USED TO PRODUCE OR REPAIR DIES, MOLDS, REPAIR PARTS, OR REPLACEMENT PARTS USED IN MANUFACTURING.
CONCERNING A SUSPENSION OF A PERSON'S DRIVER'S LICENSE FOR POSSESSING A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING DISTRACTED DRIVING TO COMPLY WITH DISTRACTED DRIVING REQUIREMENTS UNDER FEDERAL LAW.
TO REVISE THE METHOD BY WHICH THE ACADEMIC FACILITIES WEALTH INDEX IS CALCULATED.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP ACT.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DIVISION OF PROPERTY IN AN ACTION FOR DIVORCE.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ADMINISTRATION OF STATE TAXES; TO AMEND THE ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING PROCEDURES FOR STATE TAXES; TO CREATE THE TAX APPEALS COMMISSION ACT; AND TO CREATE A FUND FOR THE TAX APPEALS COMMISSION.
TO PROVIDE A SALES AND USE TAX REFUND FOR MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT USED TO MODIFY, REPLACE, OR REPAIR MOLDS AND DIES USED IN MANUFACTURING.
TO CREATE THE CAPITAL PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP PILOT PROGRAM.
Primary Sponsor for House
TO INCREASE THE HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX CREDIT; AND TO REQUIRE A STUDY OF THE FUNDING OF THE HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX CREDIT AND A FORMULA FOR DETERMINING THE AMOUNT OF THE HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX CREDIT.
TO PROHIBIT FORMER MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FROM CERTAIN ACTIONS UNTIL TWO (2) YEARS AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF THEIR TERM OF OFFICE; TO AMEND ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION, ARTICLE 19, § 29; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING A CITY ATTORNEY IN CERTAIN MAYOR-COUNCIL CITIES.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT OF 2006; AND TO ALLOW PRIVATELY OWNED BUSINESSES THE OPTION TO PROHIBIT SMOKING.
TO CREATE THE ATV TOURISM AND TRAIL EXPANSION STUDY.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS GRAIN GRADING ACT.
CoSponsor
TO ABOLISH THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE ARKANSAS HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE; TO TRANSFER THE ARKANSAS HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE TO THE STATE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HUMAN LIFE PROTECTION ACT; AND TO ABOLISH ABORTION IN ARKANSAS AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF UNBORN CHILDREN.
TO REDUCE THE FEES FOR A LICENSE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN
TO REDUCE THE FEES FOR A LICENSE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN; AND TO REDUCE THE FEE TO RENEW A LICENSE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN.
TO REQUIRE DISCRETION IN REVIEWING CERTAIN FACTORS BEFORE DISQUALIFYING AN APPLICANT FOR OCCUPATIONAL LICENSURE; AND TO AUTHORIZE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS BEFORE APPLYING FOR OCCUPATIONAL LICENSURE.
TO CREATE THE DOWN SYNDROME DISCRIMINATION BY ABORTION PROHIBITION ACT.
TO REQUIRE ADDITIONAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS BY CERTAIN PHYSICIANS AND HEALTHCARE FACILITIES FOR ABORTION COMPLICATIONS.
TO PROHIBIT UNLAWFUL FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION OF A MINOR; TO CREATE AWARENESS PROGRAMS CONCERNING AND STATISTICAL TRACKING OF UNLAWFUL FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL REVENUE FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF HIGHWAYS, STREETS, AND BRIDGES IN THE STATE.
TO REQUIRE A STUDY AND ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS AND PROCESSES OF THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
CONCERNING LEGISLATION PROPOSED BY THE DIRECTOR OF STATE HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION.
CONCERNING THE DEFENSE OF A PERSON WITH THE USE OF PHYSICAL FORCE OR DEADLY FORCE.
CONCERNING THE OFFENSE OF PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE.
TO AMEND THE MEANS BY WHICH FUNDING IS DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE PRODUCTIVITY-BASED FUNDING MODEL.
TO DISTRIBUTE FUNDS FROM THE EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE TRUST FUND TO CERTAIN FOUR-YEAR STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION BASED ON AN INSTITUTION'S IN-STATE FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT ENROLLMENT.
CONCERNING THE FINES, FEES, AND COSTS THAT MAY BE ASSESSED FOR CERTAIN VIOLATIONS.
TO REFORM THE TAX LAWS CONCERNING THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF SALES AND USE TAX, THE APPORTIONMENT AND ALLOCATION OF INCOME FOR TAX PURPOSES, CORPORATE INCOME TAX RATES, AND NET OPERATING LOSSES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REMEMBER MATT DECAMPLE AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
TO CONTINUE A LEVY OF A ONE-HALF PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX FOR THE STATE’S HIGHWAY SYSTEM, COUNTY ROADS, AND CITY STREETS.
COMMENDING THE ARKANSAS CHAPTER OF THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION AND PROCLAIMING FEBRUARY 26, 2019, AS ALZHEIMER'S AWARENESS DAY.
TO ENCOURAGE LAW ENFORCEMENT TO SUSPEND CONTACT AND OUTREACH WITH THE COUNCIL ON AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS.
TO REMEMBER MATT DECAMPLE AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
CoSponsor for House
TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BELOW WHICH SALES AND USE TAX IS NOT DUE ON THE PURCHASE OF A USED MOTOR VEHICLE; AND TO ELIMINATE THE SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLES, TRAILERS, AND SEMITRAILERS.
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL REVENUE FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF HIGHWAYS, STREETS, AND BRIDGES IN THE STATE.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS PLANT ACT OF 1917; TO CLARIFY AN EGREGIOUS VIOLATION IN RELATION TO CERTAIN HERBICIDES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ALLOW EXCESS FOOD DISTRIBUTION BY A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL TO A STUDENT WHO IS ENROLLED IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL OR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS DELTA MUSIC TRAIL ACT; TO PROMOTE TOURISM AND PROVIDE TAX INCENTIVES FOR ART PROJECTS ALONG DESIGNATED MUSIC HIGHWAYS IN THE STATE; AND TO REQUIRE SIGNAGE ALONG DESIGNATED MUSIC HIGHWAYS IN THE STATE.
TO RECOGNIZE THAT ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF CHILDREN IS A SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM; TO COMMEND THE IMPORTANT WORK BEING DONE TO COMBAT THE PROBLEM; AND TO PROCLAIM APRIL 11, 2019, AS “CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER DAY”.
TO CONTINUE A LEVY OF A ONE-HALF PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX FOR THE STATE’S HIGHWAY SYSTEM, COUNTY ROADS, AND CITY STREETS.

Committees

Committees