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Senator Bobby J. Pierce (D)

587 Grant 758, Sheridan, 72150

Senator Bobby J. Pierce (D)
Phone: 870-942-1031
Phone:
District: 27
District:
27
Seniority: 21
Seniority:
21
Occupation: Utility Contractor/Hardware Store Owner
Occupation:
Utility Contractor/Hardware Store Owner
Church Affiliation: Methodist
Church Affiliation:
Methodist
Veteran: National Guard - Vietnam
Veteran:
National Guard - Vietnam
Public Service: Sheridan School Board (26 years), House 2007, 2009, 2011, Senate 2013, 2015
Public Service:
Sheridan School Board (26 years), House 2007, 2009, 2011, Senate 2013, 2015


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION - GRANTS TO BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - BREAKFAST NUTRITIONAL PROGRAMS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE SAU-TECH GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY - CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, EQUIPMENT, AND LIBRARY RESOURCES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE SOUTH ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS OIL AND GAS COMMISSION TO FORM BRINE EXPANSION UNITS CONTAINING ONE OR MORE BRINE PRODUCTION WELLS OR BRINE INJECTION WELLS AND TO CLARIFY THE ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT OF IN-LIEU ROYALTY PAYMENTS.
AN ACT FOR THE SAU-TECH GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AMEND ACT 117 OF 2015, REAPPROPRIATION ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION FROM MEMBERS FOR MEMBERS OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - HUNGER RELIEF ALLIANCE GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ADULT SICKLE CELL CLINICAL NETWORK MATCHING FUNDS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS WATERWAYS COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO MODIFY THE MILITARY FAMILY RELIEF TRUST FUND AND THE MILITARY FAMILY RELIEF CHECK-OFF PROGRAM; TO PROVIDE MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE WITH EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE LAW TO INCREASE THE WIDTH OF MANUFACTURED HOME AUTHORIZED FOR TRANSPORT ON A STATE HIGHWAY BY THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS UNDERGROUND FACILITIES DAMAGE PREVENTION ACT.
TO PROVIDE AN INCREASED HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX CREDIT FOR PERSONS OVER A CERTAIN AGE.
TO PROHIBIT RE-HOMING PRIVATE TRANSFERS OF ADOPTED MINORS.
TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE, RENEWAL, AND REPLACEMENT OF SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES TO PROMOTE AND SUPPORT THE ARKANSAS STATE CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION, INC.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCOUNTANTS WHO WORK WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCOUNTANTS WHO WORK WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING LOCAL 911 SYSTEMS; AMENDING ARKANSAS LAW PERTAINING TO OVERSIGHT, COORDINATION, REPORTING, AND TRAINING OF LOCAL 911 SYSTEMS AND DISPATCHERS.
CoSponsor
TO EXEMPT STATE INSTITUTIONS, POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, AND ANY OTHER APPLICABLE ENTITY WITH TORT LIABILITY IMMUNITY FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO OBTAIN GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE WHEN OBTAINING A CHILD CARE FACILITY LICENSE.
TO REPEAL THE REQUIREMENT REGARDING THE ENGINE HORSEPOWER OF MOTORBOATS OPERATING ON THE ELEVEN POINT RIVER.
TO PROHIBIT LOCATING OR TRANSFERRING OF RETAIL BEER SALES PERMITS TO LOCATIONS WITHIN 1,000 FEET OF A CHURCH OR SCHOOLHOUSE.
TO MODIFY STATUTORY PROVISIONS RELATED TO THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS; AND TO CLARIFY REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO OATH OF OFFICE OF MEMBERS OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
TO MAKE CHANGES TO PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS.
TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF HANDHELD WIRELESS DEVICES WHILE DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE; AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
CONCERNING THE PARTICIPATION OF A MEMBER OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS WHEN THE MEMBER IS NOT PHYSICALLY PRESENT AT THE MEETING.
TO AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY TO WAIVE LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR OPERATORS OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES; AND TO AUTHORIZE WITHDRAWAL OF THE WAIVERS FOR JUST CAUSE.
TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY TO TRANSFER ELIGIBILITY FOR PAYMENT FOR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS REGARDING PETROLEUM STORAGE TANKS WHEN NO OWNER IS KNOWN.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISPOSITION OF FEES AND FINES RELATED TO FERAL HOGS; AND TO PROVIDE FOR A RESIDENT DEPREDATION PERMIT TO HUNT AND TRAP FERAL HOGS.
CONCERNING THE COLLECTION OF A DNA SAMPLE FROM A PERSON ARRESTED FOR A FELONY OFFENSE; AND CONCERNING REMOVAL AND DESTRUCTION OF A DNA RECORD AND DNA SAMPLE.
CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS GOVERNING THE USE OF PUBLIC ROADS BY ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES; AND TO PERMIT ENFORCEMENT BY ARKANSAS WILDLIFE OFFICERS.
TO AMEND THE FIRE PREVENTION ACT; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING FIRE PREVENTION.
TO REQUIRE ANY TEMPORARY TAG FEE IN EXCESS OF TWO DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS ($2.50) TO BE RETAINED BY THE STATE AND TO ESTABLISH A PENALTY FOR INAPPROPRIATE ISSUANCE OF TEMPORARY TAGS.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR LICENSED PERSONNEL AND CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING TEACHER LICENSURE, TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS, AND EDUCATOR ETHICS VIOLATIONS.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE TEACHER EXCELLENCE AND SUPPORT SYSTEM.
TO PROHIBIT RE-HOMING OF AN ADOPTED CHILD.
TO AMEND THE PROCEDURES RELATED TO THE ISSUANCE OF REGISTRATION AND TITLE TO MOTOR VEHICLES ACQUIRED BY OPERATION OF LAW; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT; AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT ACT.
TO REQUIRE THAT THE RATES OF A PUBLIC UTILITY FOR POLE ATTACHMENTS BE REASONABLE AND UNIFORM; TO PROMOTE FURTHER BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT EFFORTS IN THE STATE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING THE "JOURNEY" PROVISION IN REGARD TO THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF CARRYING A WEAPON.
CONCERNING THE REORGANIZATION OF THE LOCAL DISTRICT COURTS TO STATE DISTRICT COURTS IN THE THIRTY-THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS EMERGENCY SERVICES ACT OF 1973; TO ADVANCE PUBLIC SAFETY; TO ENHANCE AND STRENGTHEN INTEROPERABILITY ACROSS ARKANSAS; AND TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.
TO CREATE THE PRODUCTION CONTRACT ARBITRATION PROCEDURE ACT; AND TO PROVIDE AN ARBITRATION PROCESS FOR DISPUTES BETWEEN GROWERS AND CONTRACTORS RELATING TO A PRODUCTION CONTRACT.
TO CREATE PROCEDURES FOR OVERSIGHT OF FOSSIL-FUEL-FIRED ELECTRIC GENERATING UNITS; TO REGULATE CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS; AND TO CREATE PROCEDURES FOR APPROVAL OF THE STATE PLAN BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
CONCERNING THE METHOD AND TIMEFRAME IN WHICH A COUNTY JAIL IS REIMBURSED FOR HOUSING INMATES WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY CORRECTION.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL RECOGNITION AND REWARD PROGRAM.
TO ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO USE CERTAIN CATEGORICAL FUNDS FOR PARTNERSHIPS WITH STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO OFFER CONCURRENT COURSES OR OTHER TECHNICAL EDUCATION OPTIONS.
CONCERNING TERMINALLY ILL PATIENT ACCESS TO INVESTIGATIONAL DRUGS, BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS, OR DEVICES; AND TO CREATE THE RIGHT TO TRY ACT.
TO BE KNOWN AS THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM ACT OF 2015; TO IMPLEMENT MEASURES DESIGNED TO ENHANCE PUBLIC SAFETY AND REDUCE THE PRISON POPULATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE MIDDLE CLASS TAX RELIEF ACT OF 2015; TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX RATES AND BRACKETS FOR INDIVIDUALS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES; TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX ON CAPITAL GAINS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING THE COLLECTION OF A DNA SAMPLE FROM A PERSON ARRESTED FOR A FELONY OFFENSE; AND CONCERNING REMOVAL AND DESTRUCTION OF A DNA RECORD AND DNA SAMPLE.
TO AMEND THE DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN FEES, PENALTIES, AND FINES RELATING TO ELECTRONIC GAMES OF SKILL; TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR LAND-GRANT MATCH PAYMENTS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS SOFT DRINK TAX ACT; AND TO AMEND THE CALCULATION OF TAXES ON SOFT DRINK SYRUP AND SIMPLE SYRUP.
TO PROVIDE A VALUATION METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE MARKET VALUE OF OFF-PREMISES ADVERTISING SIGNS; TO PREVENT ADMINISTRATIVE TAX INCREASES; AND TO RESERVE WITHIN LEGISLATIVE BODIES THE POWER TO SET TAX RATES.
COMBINING THE OFFENSES OF DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED AND BOATING WHILE INTOXICATED; CONCERNING THE OMNIBUS DWI ACT, THE UNDERAGE DUI LAW, SUSPENSIONS OF A PERSON'S DRIVER'S LICENSE, AND VEHICLE REGISTRATION.
PROHIBITING CERTAIN SEX OFFENDERS FROM ENTERING ON A PUBLIC SCHOOL CAMPUS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HEALTH REFORM ACT OF 2015; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION; TO ENACT THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF DAYS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS IN SESSION; AND REPEALING THE FISCAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF SENATOR DAVID W. WYATT AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
TO RECOGNIZE BETTY FLANAGAN BUMPERS FOR HER WORK TO PROMOTE CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION; AND TO ENCOURAGE ARKANSAS FAMILIES TO CONSIDER SERIOUSLY THE IMPORTANCE OF CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION.
TO CONGRATULATE VICTORIA ALEXANDRA MALOCH FOR HER ELECTION TO THE 2014-2015 NATIONAL FFA OFFICER TEAM AS NATIONAL SECRETARY AND THE FIRST FEMALE NATIONAL FFA OFFICER FROM ARKANSAS.
IN SUPPORT OF EXPANDED LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS EXPORTS FROM THE UNITED STATES.
TO COMMEMORATE PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY AND TO HONOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR COUNTRY.

Committees

Committees