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Representative Mary Bentley (R)

142 Shady Lane, Perryville, 72126

Representative Mary Bentley (R)
Phone: 501-889-3556
Phone:
District: 73
District:
73
Seniority: 49
Seniority:
49
Occupation: Owner, Bentley Plastics
Occupation:
Owner, Bentley Plastics
Church Affiliation: Assembly of God
Church Affiliation:
Assembly of God
Veteran: No
Veteran:
No
Public Service: First Term House 2015, 2017
Public Service:
First Term House 2015, 2017


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS RURAL MEDICAL PRACTICE STUDENT LOAN AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AND THE COMMUNITY MATCH RURAL PHYSICIAN RECRUITMENT PROGRAM TO IMPROVE AND INCREASE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE IN MEDICALLY UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES.
TO CREATE AN INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR INCENTIVES RECEIVED UNDER THE COMMUNITY MATCH RURAL PHYSICIAN RECRUITMENT PROGRAM.
TO RESTRICT PURCHASES USING FOOD STAMP BENEFITS; AND TO REQUIRE RECIPIENTS OF FOOD STAMPS TO SHOW IDENTIFICATION TO USE FOOD STAMP BENEFITS.
TO AUTHORIZE ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS TO HAVE SIGNATURE AUTHORITY.
TO UPDATE THE INTERSTATE NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF NURSING - ARKANSAS CENTER FOR NURSING GRANT APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2017-2018 FISCAL YEAR.
CONCERNING THE PROCUREMENT OF A LICENSE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN BY A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC ABUSE.
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MEDICALLY NECESSARY FOODS USED IN THE TREATMENT OF INBORN ERRORS OF METABOLISM.
TO CREATE THE VOLUNTEER HEALTH CARE ACT.
CONCERNING AGRICULTURAL SCHOOLS; TO ALLOW A PUBLIC CHARTER AUTHORIZER TO DESIGNATE A PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL AS A SCHOOL FOR AGRICULTURAL STUDIES; AND TO REPEAL THE K-12 AGRICULTURE SCHOOL PILOT PROGRAM.
TO CREATE THE ENHANCED ELIGIBILITY AND AUTHENTICATION ACT.
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 ARKANSAS CODE TO ALLOW PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS TO TEACH CREATIONISM AND INTELLIGENT DESIGN AS THEORIES ALONGSIDE THE TEACHING OF THE ORIGINS OF THE EARTH AND THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION.
CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY TO BECOME A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER FOR A PERSON WITH A PRIOR NONVIOLENT FELONY CONVICTION AND WITH NO SUBSEQUENT ARRESTS FOR A MINIMUM OF TWENTY YEARS.
TO ADDRESS DUPLICATIVE TRAINING OF CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANTS IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES; AND TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION FOR LICENSURE AS A PRIVATE CAREER SCHOOL OFFERING RESIDENT OR CORRESPONDENCE PROGRAMS.
CoSponsor
THE ARKANSAS UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION FROM DISMEMBERMENT ABORTION ACT.
TO REQUIRE THAT A VOTER PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF VOTER REGISTRATION WHEN VOTING; AND TO AMEND AMENDMENT 51 OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION.
ACT TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE EXTENSION OF THE EXPIRATION DATE FOR A DRIVER'S LICENSE BELONGING TO A MILITARY MEMBER.
TO CLARIFY THE OBLIGATIONS OF RESIDENTIAL LANDLORDS AND RESIDENTIAL TENANTS; AND TO REQUIRE IMPLIED QUALITY STANDARDS FOR TENANTS OF RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY.
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 ALLOW AN OUT-OF-STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TO FOLLOW A VEHICLE INTO ARKANSAS TO INVESTIGATE A FELONY OR THE OPERATION OF A VEHICLE WHILE THE DRIVER IS INTOXICATED, IMPAIRED, OR UNDER THE INFLUENCE.
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.
CONCERNING THE POSSESSION OF A CONCEALED HANDGUN IN A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY, PUBLIC COLLEGE, OR COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUILDING AND CONCERNING PRIVILEGES ASSOCIATED WITH AN ENHANCED LICENSE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN.
TO AMEND THE GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE OR SEPARATION UNDER THE COVENANT MARRIAGE ACT OF 2001; AND TO ADD EMOTIONAL ABUSE AS A GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE AND SEPARATION UNDER THE COVENANT MARRIAGE ACT OF 2001.
CONCERNING THE RIGHTS OF A CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSEE.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016 REGARDING LOCAL REGULATIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION, AMENDMENT 98; AND TO BAN USE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN FOOD AND DRINK UNLESS IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
HONOR ARKANSAS VETERANS ACT OF 2017.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; AND TO PROHIBIT THE SMOKING OF MARIJUANA IN ANY LOCATION IN ARKANSAS.
TO AMEND LAWS RELEVANT TO UNEMPLOYMENT TAXES, UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND UNEMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY.
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 CREATE THE SEX DISCRIMINATION BY ABORTION PROHIBITION ACT.
TO AFFIRM THE LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY OVER WAIVERS FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM; AND TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT FOR ARKANSANS.
TO ESTABLISH THE STOLEN VALOR ACT.
CONCERNING SCHOOL NURSING; TO ESTABLISH SCHOOL NURSE-TO-STUDENT RATIOS; AND TO REQUIRE AN ANNUAL SCHOOL NURSE SURVEY.
CONCERNING SCHOOL NURSING AND TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SCHOOL NURSE.
TO STIMULATE JOB CREATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WHILE PRESERVING HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE A CAUSE OF ACTION FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO ANOTHER PERSON'S PROPERTY.
TO AMEND THE TIME LIMITATIONS FOR TAX ASSESSMENTS, COLLECTIONS, REFUNDS, AND PROSECUTION; AND TO LIMIT THE TIME AVAILABLE FOR A TAX AUDIT.
TO CREATE THE LOCAL FOOD, FARMS, AND JOBS ACT.
CONCERNING THE POSSESSION OF A CONCEALED HANDGUN IN A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY, PUBLIC COLLEGE, OR COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUILDING; AND CONCERNING CONCEALED HANDGUNS.
APPLYING TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING THE APPLICABILITY OF ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION, AMENDMENT 33, TO INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING VOTER IDENTIFICATION WHEN CASTING A BALLOT.
COMMENDING ARKANSAS FARMERS, RANCHERS, AND FORESTERS FOR THEIR VITAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SECURITY AND ECONOMIC WELLBEING OF THE STATE AND THE NATION.
TO RECOGNIZE THE POSITIVE IMPACT OF THE ARKANSAS 4-H PROGRAM ON OUR YOUTH AND TO CELEBRATE 4-H DAY ON FEBRUARY 16, 2017.
CONCERNING THE PLACEMENT OF A GOLD STAR FAMILY MEMORIAL MONUMENT ON THE STATE CAPITOL GROUNDS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE § 18-16-101 CONCERNING THE FAILURE TO PAY RENT AND THE REFUSAL TO VACATE UPON NOTICE.
TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND NATURAL GAS INFRASTRUCTURE EXPANSION.
PERMITTING ACT 309 INMATES IN THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION WHO ARE HOUSED IN A COUNTY JAIL TO WORK FOR LOCAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS; CONCERNING ACT 309 INMATES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION, AMENDMENT 98; AND TO BAN USE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN FOOD AND DRINK UNLESS IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO CREATE THE WRONGFUL BIRTH CIVIL LIABILITY PROTECTION ACT.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING APPOINTMENTS TO CERTAIN BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES, AND OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE BODIES.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS PHYSICIAN ORDER FOR LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT ACT; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF A PHYSICIAN ORDER FOR LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT FORM.
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.
TO PROHIBIT POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE STATE FROM REQUIRING MORE THAN FEDERAL OR STATE REQUIREMENTS FROM EMPLOYERS.
APPLYING TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
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.

Committees

Committees
Alternate: ALC-REVIEW
Alternate: ENERGY - JOINT