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Senator Bill Sample (R)

2340 N. Hwy. 7, Hot Springs, 71909

Senator Bill Sample (R)
District: 14
District:
14
Seniority: 9
Seniority:
9
Occupation: Owner Termite/Pest Control Company
Occupation:
Owner Termite/Pest Control Company
Church Affiliation: Methodist
Church Affiliation:
Methodist
Veteran: No
Veteran:
No
Public Service: House 2005, 2007, 2009; Senate 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
Public Service:
House 2005, 2007, 2009; Senate 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS UNDER THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN CONTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "AVERAGE COMPENSATION" AS THE TERM APPLIES TO THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE MARRIAGE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT FOR SURVIVOR ANNUITY BENEFITS UNDER THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY TO RECEIVE INCREASED BENEFITS, THE HEALTHCARE OFFSET, AND DEFERRED OPTION ACCOUNTS UNDER THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE TERMINATION PERIOD REQUIRED FOR RETIREMENT UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ALLOW FOR THE DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION CONCERNING SALES AND USE TAX CREDITS, REFUNDS, AND REBATES TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; AND TO REQUIRE TAXPAYERS TO PROVIDE NOTIFICATION TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING DISABILITY RETIREMENT, EMPLOYER ACCUMULATION ACCOUNTS, AND EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS UNDER THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING RECIPROCAL SERVICE CREDIT, BENEFIT RIGHTS, AND DEFERRED RETIREMENT UNDER THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REVERSE CHANGES MADE UNDER ACT 819 OF 2019 AND RETURN THE ADMINISTRATION AND COLLECTION OF THE FRANCHISE TAX TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISCLOSURE OF LIMITED INFORMATION ON CERTAIN CREDITS AND REBATES OF SALES AND USE TAX TO IMPACTED LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "BEER" TO CHANGE THE ALCOHOLIC CONTENT AND TO INCLUDE MALT BEVERAGES; AND TO SET THE MINIMUM CONTAINER SIZE OF CERTAIN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE SOLD FOR OFF-PREMISES CONSUMPTION.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLANS AND INTERNAL REVENUE CODE-QUALIFIED PLANS OF FIREMEN'S RELIEF AND PENSION FUNDS AND POLICEMEN'S PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW RELATED TO CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENTS; TO PROVIDE FOR STATE ENTITY TRANSFERS; AND TO AMEND DEFINITIONS.
Primary Sponsor for House
TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS CONCERNING CONTRACTS, REPORTS, AND RECORDS OF PEST CONTROL SERVICES.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DURATION OF PARTICIPATION IN THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN.
TO AMEND THE DEFINITIONS OF "NONSTATE EMPLOYEES" AND "PARTICIPATING PUBLIC EMPLOYER" AS THOSE DEFINITIONS APPLY TO THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND TO DEFINE "BORDER MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY".
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO DESIGNATE STATE HIGHWAY 5, KNOWN AS THE HOT SPRINGS BYPASS EXTENSION, IN GARLAND COUNTY AS A SCENIC HIGHWAY.
TO REQUIRE LEGISLATIVE REVIEW OF A STATE AGENCY'S DECISION TO VOID, TERMINATE, OR CANCEL A CONTRACT.
TO REQUIRE THAT CASINOS REPORT GAMBLING WINNINGS TO THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION AND WITHHOLD ARKANSAS INCOME TAX ON GAMBLING WINNINGS.
CONCERNING REIMBURSEMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TRAINING FOR CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS EMPLOYED BY A PRIVATE COMMUNITY.
TO ENABLE THE ARKANSAS RACING COMMISSION TO REQUIRE CERTAIN EMPLOYEES TO APPLY FOR A LICENSE AND BE SUBJECT TO BACKGROUND CHECKS.
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "BEER" TO CHANGE THE ALCOHOLIC CONTENT AND TO INCLUDE MALT BEVERAGES; AND TO SET THE MINIMUM CONTAINER SIZE OF CERTAIN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE SOLD FOR OFF-PREMISES CONSUMPTION.
CoSponsor
TO AMEND THE NAME OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY; TO ABOLISH THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY; TO AMEND THE BOARD OF ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY MEMBERS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO EXEMPT UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS FROM INCOME TAX DURING A CERTAIN TIME PERIOD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING OWNERSHIP AND POSSESSION OF REAL PROPERTY.
TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO IMPLEMENT RAILROAD SAFETY MEASURES DURING A NATIONAL PANDEMIC; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING EARLY VOTING; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONEERING; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES RELATED TO VOTING.
CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT AND ALTERATION OF PRECINCT BOUNDARIES, POLLING SITES, AND VOTE CENTERS; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS ELECTION LAW.
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION TO THE EXAMINATION AND COPYING OF PUBLIC RECORDS; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967 AND VOTED BALLOTS.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF ELECTION LAWS.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY BOOT CAMP.
TO CREATE THE CLIMATE REGULATORY ARKANSAS PLUMBING ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE A TAX CREDIT FOR ELIGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS MADE TO A SPONSOR-GRANTING ORGANIZATION UNDER THE PHILANTHROPIC INVESTMENT IN ARKANSAS KIDS PROGRAM.
TO REMEMBER SENATOR JIM ARGUE AND TO RECOGNIZE HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
TO REMEMBER PAUL GREENBERG AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
CoSponsor for House
TO AMEND THE MAKEUP OF THE STATE PLANT BOARD; AND TO REQUIRE GOVERNOR APPOINTMENT AND SENATE CONFIRMATION OF POTENTIAL MEMBERS.
TO AMEND THE MINIMUM WAGE ACT OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; AND TO AMEND THE SECTION REGARDING RELIEF FROM LIABILITY FOR EMPLOYERS THAT IMPACTS PORTIONS OF THE LAW RESULTING FROM INITIATED ACT 5 OF 2018.
TO ESTABLISH THE EVERY ARKANSAN RETIREMENT PLAN OPPORTUNITY ACT.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE TAX TREATMENT OF CERTAIN LOANS, PAYMENTS, AND EXPENSES RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) RELIEF PROGRAMS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE RAILROAD MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2021; AND TO ALLOW AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR CERTAIN RAILROAD TRACK MAINTENANCE EXPENDITURES.
TO REQUIRE THE ASSESSMENT COORDINATION DIVISION TO ISSUE CERTAIN ANNUAL REPORTS; AND TO PROHIBIT NEW OR UPDATED ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES FROM BECOMING EFFECTIVE UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN REPORTED TO LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
TO INCREASE THE ANNUAL CAP ON AND EXTEND THE SUNSET DATE OF THE ARKANSAS HISTORIC REHABILITATION INCOME TAX CREDIT; AND TO AMEND THE USE OF FEES COLLECTED UNDER THE ARKANSAS HISTORIC REHABILITATION INCOME TAX CREDIT ACT.
TO CREATE THE LOGGING AND WOOD FIBER TRANSPORTATION JOB CREATION INCENTIVE ACT; AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS WOOD ENERGY PRODUCTS AND FOREST MAINTENANCE INCOME TAX CREDIT.
TO CREATE THE CLIMATE REGULATORY ARKANSAS PLUMBING ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF FEDERAL FIREARM BANS WITHIN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; AND CONCERNING STATE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
TO RECOGNIZE JANUARY 22 AS THE DAY OF TEARS IN ARKANSAS.

Committees

Committees