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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: 33
Seniority:
33
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 ENCOURAGE CHILD CARE FACILITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN ARKANSAS; AND CONCERNING THE DUTIES OF THE DIVISION OF CHILD CARE AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
TO ALLOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO IMPLEMENT A DRUG SCREENING REQUIREMENT FOR AN APPLICANT OR CURRENT EMPLOYEE OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT.
TO IMPROVE MATERNAL AND PERINATAL OUTCOMES BY CREATING THE MATERNAL AND PERINATAL OUTCOMES QUALITY REVIEW COMMITTEE.
TO ESTABLISH A FARM TO SCHOOL AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM; AND TO CREATE THE POSITION OF A FARM TO SCHOOL AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR WITHIN THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT.
TO CREATE THE TRUE GRIT TRAIL.
TO ESTABLISH THE SHORT-TERM, LIMITED-DURATION INSURANCE ACT.
TO PROMOTE THE PURCHASE OF HEALTHY PRODUCTS WITH SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM BENEFITS.
TO CREATE THE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR ABLE-BODIED ADULTS ACT OF 2019.
CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE OF AN ORDER OF PROTECTION.
TO AMEND THE LONG-TERM CARE AIDE TRAINING ACT; AND TO SPECIFY CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR LONG-TERM AIDE TRAINING PROGRAMS.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES.
TO PROCLAIM RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DAY.
TO RECOGNIZE INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY ON JANUARY 27, 2019.
TO REQUEST A SECTION OF HIGHWAY 22 BE DESIGNATED "TRUE GRIT TRAIL".
TO RECOGNIZE SEPTEMBER 2019 AS “ARKANSAS SAFE SLEEP AWARENESS MONTH”.
CoSponsor
TO REDUCE THE COSTS OF CONCEALED CARRY LICENSURE AND FIREARM OWNERSHIP.
TO CREATE THE TEACHER SALARY ENHANCEMENT ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING THE PURSUIT OF A NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE-DESIGNATED CANCER CENTER AT THE WINTHROP P. ROCKEFELLER CANCER INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES.
TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT FOR A MANDATORY COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE AGREEMENT FOR AN ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE TO HAVE PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY.
TO CREATE THE GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 2019.
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 AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PUBLICATION OF THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT OF THE COUNTY.
TO REQUIRE A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF LOTTERY PROCEEDS TO BE NET PROCEEDS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.
TO ALLOW FOR EXTENDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH UNSTRUCTURED SOCIAL TIME; TO REQUIRE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME FOR RECESS; AND TO CONSIDER SUPERVISION DURING UNSTRUCTURED SOCIAL TIME AS INSTRUCTIONAL.
TO CREATE THE CHERISH ACT; AND TO PROHIBIT ABORTIONS AFTER EIGHTEEN (18) WEEKS' GESTATION EXCEPT IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH THE MATERNAL MORTALITY REVIEW COMMITTEE.
TO AUTHORIZE THE OPERATION OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES ON DESIGNATED STREETS AND ROADS; AND TO CREATE THE ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE OFF-ROAD TRAIL FUND.
TO REQUIRE REPORTS UNDER THE TRANSFORMATION AND EFFICIENCIES ACT OF 2019 INCLUDING SAVINGS REPORTS.
TO PROHIBIT THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, VAPOR PRODUCTS, ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE PRODUCTS, E-LIQUID PRODUCTS, AND CIGARETTE PAPERS TO A PERSON UNDER TWENTY-ONE (21) YEARS OF AGE.
REQUIRING TRAINING OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN THE IDENTIFICATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE OVERDOSE AND THE ROLE OF NALOXONE.
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 IMPROVE PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS' SAFETY, HEALTH, AND WELLNESS; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE WITH RESPECT TO PUBLIC SCHOOL NURSES.
TO EXEMPT CERTAIN INFORMATION PERTAINING TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER FROM THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND CONCERNING PUBLIC RECORD WEBSITES.
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING SALES OF RAW MILK TO AUTHORIZE THE SALE OF RAW SHEEP MILK.
TO AMEND THE ADULT AND LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY RESIDENT MALTREATMENT ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE COOPERATION BETWEEN CERTAIN STATE AGENCIES REGARDING SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY.
TO CREATE THE ATV TOURISM AND TRAIL EXPANSION STUDY.
TO PROVIDE CIVIL AND CRIMINAL IMMUNITY FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO MAKE REPORTS TO THE CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE IN GOOD FAITH.
TO ENSURE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS ADEQUATE INFORMATION TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS ON HIGHWAY FUNDING BEFORE EACH REGULAR SESSION AND EACH FISCAL SESSION.
CONCERNING ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE USE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY; AND TO ESTABLISH THE LIABILITY OF AN OWNER OF PRIVATE PROPERTY.
CONCERNING WHAT CONSTITUTES CRIMINALLY INJURIOUS CONDUCT UNDER THE ARKANSAS CRIME VICTIMS REPARATIONS ACT.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS.
TO CONGRATULATE THE LITTLE ROCK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY WARRIORS FOOTBALL TEAM ON WINNING THE 2018 CLASS 5A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
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 AMEND THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NINETY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO AMEND THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NINETY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HUMAN LIFE PROTECTION ACT; AND TO ABOLISH ABORTION IN ARKANSAS AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF UNBORN CHILDREN.
TO AMEND THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATORY REFORM ACT OF 2013; TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL ACCESS TO FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION-DEFINED BROADBAND SERVICE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING THE PURSUIT OF A NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE-DESIGNATED CANCER CENTER AT THE WINTHROP P. ROCKEFELLER CANCER INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES.
AN ACT RESTORING ARKANSAS FAMILIES.
TO REQUIRE SCHOOL-LEVEL IMPROVEMENT, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, CURRICULUM, AND GRADUATE STUDIES PLANS TO BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SCIENCE OF READING.
TO ESTABLISH THE FORMING OPEN AND ROBUST UNIVERSITY MINDS (FORUM) ACT.
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 REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT FOR A MANDATORY COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE AGREEMENT FOR AN ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE TO HAVE PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY.
TO ENCOURAGE CHILD CARE FACILITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN ARKANSAS; AND CONCERNING THE DUTIES OF THE DIVISION OF CHILD CARE AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
TO CREATE THE DOWN SYNDROME DISCRIMINATION BY ABORTION PROHIBITION ACT.
TO PROVIDE FOR INELIGIBILITY FOR CERTAIN RETIREMENT BENEFITS UPON CONVICTION OF A FELONY ARISING OUT OF AN ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIAL'S OFFICIAL ACTIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND LAWS CONCERNING ABORTION FACILITIES AND ABORTION REPORTING; TO AMEND THE BORN-ALIVE INFANT PROTECTION LAWS; AND TO REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT UNDER THE WOMAN'S RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT.
TO AMEND THE TAXABLE WAGE BASE UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW.
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 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.
TO BAN USE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN FOOD AND DRINK EXCEPT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO ADD RESTRICTIONS REGARDING ADVERTISING OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND USE OF CERTAIN SYMBOLS.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS NEW FARM MACHINERY QUALITY ASSURANCE ACT.
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 PROVISIONAL LICENSE REQUIREMENTS FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINERS.
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.
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING LIQUID LIVESTOCK LITTER UTILIZATION.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE OCCUPATIONAL LICENSURE OF ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS, RETURNING MILITARY VETERANS, AND THEIR SPOUSES; TO PROVIDE AUTOMATIC LICENSURE; TO REQUIRE REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF RULES SUBMITTED.
APPLYING TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

Committees

Committees
Alternate: ALC-PEER
Alternate: ALC-PERSONNEL