Representative Sonia Eubanks Barker (R)

207 West 15th Street, Smackover, 71762

Representative Sonia Eubanks Barker (R)
Phone: 870-814-7605
Phone:
District: 7
District:
7
Seniority: 50
Seniority:
50
Occupation: High School Educator
Occupation:
High School Educator
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran: No
Veteran:
No
Public Service: First Term House 2017
Public Service:
First Term House 2017


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CERTAIN DISCLOSURES OF INFORMATION PERMITTED UNDER THE CHILD WELFARE AGENCY LICENSING ACT; AND CONCERNING FOSTER YOUTH TRANSITIONS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE RELEASE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION UNDER THE CHILD WELFARE AGENCY LICENSING ACT.
TO AMEND THE ABORTION-INDUCING DRUGS SAFETY ACT.
TO CREATE THE BLUE RIBBON TASK FORCE TO END CHILD ABUSE.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
TO CREATE THE FAIRNESS IN WOMEN'S SPORTS ACT.
CoSponsor
TO CLARIFY THAT CERTAIN APPEARANCE FEES ARE NOT COMPENSATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT AND EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT.
TO AMEND THE LAW TO EXTEND THE TIME PERIOD AUTHORIZED FOR THE REGISTRATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING TEMPORARY PREPRINTED PAPER BUYER'S TAGS.
TO CREATE THE NO PATIENT LEFT ALONE ACT; CONCERNING VISITATION RIGHTS OF PATIENTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF THE INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR A TEACHER’S QUALIFIED CLASSROOM INVESTMENT EXPENSE.
TO CREATE THE PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES HEROES ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX LAWS; AND TO PROVIDE A COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR THE STANDARD DEDUCTION.
TO REQUIRE THAT RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS ARE PROTECTED DURING AN EMERGENCY; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE A STATE MEAT INSPECTION PROGRAM; TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS INSPECTION ACT; TO TRANSFER AUTHORITY OVER MEAT INSPECTION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND ELECTION LAW; TO AMEND THE PETITION PROCESS TO BE ON THE BALLOT AS A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OR VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES; AND TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF SIGNATURES REQUIRED TO BE LISTED ON THE BALLOT.
TO ESTABLISH THE EVERY ARKANSAN RETIREMENT PLAN OPPORTUNITY ACT.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS CHILD ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT ACT.
TO INCREASE THE SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION THRESHOLD FOR THE PURCHASE OF A USED MOTOR VEHICLE.
TO CREATE THE RAILROAD MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2021; AND TO ALLOW AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR CERTAIN RAILROAD TRACK MAINTENANCE EXPENDITURES.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING LOAD LIMITS FOR A VEHICLE TRANSPORTING CERTAIN RAW MATERIALS AND LOGS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS TAX-DEFERRED TUITION SAVINGS PROGRAM ACT; TO ADOPT RECENT CHANGES CONTAINED IN THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; AND TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE PROGRAM.
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 PROHIBIT THE STATE FROM MANDATING A VACCINE OR IMMUNIZATION FOR CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); TO GOVERN REQUIREMENTS FOR A VACCINE OR IMMUNIZATION FOR CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
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 ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS FAIRNESS IN COST SHARING ACT.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS SAVE ADOLESCENTS FROM EXPERIMENTATION (SAFE) ACT.
TO ALLOW REVIEW OF PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS; TO ALLOW THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO REVIEW PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS; AND TO ADDRESS IMPLEMENTATION OF A PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDER UNDER REVIEW.
CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF "PERSON" IN THE ARKANSAS CRIMINAL CODE.
TO PROMOTE ARKANSAS VOICES; AND TO COMBAT CANCEL CULTURE AND PROTECT FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
TO DESIGNATE THE OFFICIAL STEAM LOCOMOTIVE OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
TO PROVIDE GUIDELINES ON HOW REBATES ARE OFFERED BY A PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURER THAT SELLS INSULIN IN THIS STATE.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ABSENTEE BALLOTS; TO AMEND ELECTION LAW; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING SPOILED BALLOTS.
TO TRANSFER THE OUACHITA RIVER COMMISSION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, HERITAGE, AND TOURISM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW GOVERNING THE TAX TREATMENT OF PRODUCING MINERALS; AND TO DEFINE AND SET THE TAX TREATMENT FOR OIL WELLS AND PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT.
TO MODERNIZE AND STRENGTHEN NURSING FACILITY STAFFING STANDARDS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AT A RAILROAD CROSSING.
TO CREATE THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM FOR STATE-SUPPORTED TWO-YEAR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO RECOGNIZE JANUARY 22 AS THE DAY OF TEARS IN ARKANSAS.
TO EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR TWO ARKANSAS UNIVERSITIES TO PLAY AN IN-STATE FOOTBALL GAME AGAINST EACH OTHER.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO BE KNOWN AS THE "CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND BALLOT INITIATIVE REFORM AMENDMENT".
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PERMITTING LIMITS ON AWARDS OF PUNITIVE AND NONECONOMIC DAMAGES.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE THAT LOTTERY PROCEEDS MAY BE USED TO FUND OR PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS TO ARKANSAS CITIZENS ENROLLED IN VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOLS AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTES.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, COURT OF APPEALS JUDGES, CIRCUIT JUDGES, AND DISTRICT JUDGES SHALL BE ELECTED ON A PARTISAN BASIS.
TO COMMEMORATE THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DISCOVERY OF OIL IN SOUTH ARKANSAS.
TO RECOGNIZE THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GLAMS PROGRAM.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO ENSURE THAT BUSINESSES ARE NOT PENALIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR THE BEHAVIOR OF THEIR PATRONS OR CUSTOMERS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REORGANIZE THE RIVERSIDE VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL SCHOOL INTO THE CORRECTIONS SCHOOL SYSTEM.
CONCERNING COVERAGE OF DIAGNOSTIC EXAMINATIONS FOR BREAST CANCER UNDER CERTAIN HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS.
TO CREATE THE HIGHER EDUCATION CONSUMER GUIDE ACT.
TO CREATE THE GENDER INTEGRITY REINFORCEMENT LEGISLATION FOR SPORTS (GIRLS) ACT; AND TO CREATE A LEGAL CAUSE OF ACTION FOR A VIOLATION OF THE GENDER INTEGRITY REINFORCEMENT LEGISLATION FOR SPORTS (GIRLS) ACT.
TO ESTABLISH A PROCESS TO REVIEW PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS; TO ALLOW THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO REVIEW PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS; AND TO ADDRESS IMPLEMENTATION OF A PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDER UNDER REVIEW.
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 AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW THAT RESULTED FROM INITIATED ACT NO. 4 OF 1948; TO REVISE THIRD-PARTY LIABILITY IN THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW; AND TO MODIFY THE PROCESS FOR REQUESTING A HEARING.
TO AMEND ELECTION LAW; TO AMEND THE DUTIES OF MEMBERS OF A COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS; AND TO CLARIFY THE DUTIES OF COUNTY EMPLOYEES DESIGNATED AS ELECTION OFFICIALS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS; TO AMEND HOW COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS TAKE THE OATH; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONS.
TO REQUIRE THAT A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF LOTTERY PROCEEDS BE NET PROCEEDS THAT ARE USED FOR SCHOLARSHIPS; AND TO REQUIRE THAT THE PERCENTAGE OF NET PROCEEDS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS INCREASE YEAR BY YEAR.
TO ENCOURAGE THE PURSUIT OF NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE DESIGNATION BY THE WINTHROP P. ROCKEFELLER CANCER INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PERMITTING LIMITS ON AWARDS OF PUNITIVE AND NONECONOMIC DAMAGES.

Committees

Committees
Alternate: ALC-PEER
Alternate: ALC-PERSONNEL
Alternate: ALC-REVIEW
Alternate: JBC-PERSONNEL