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Representative Mary Bentley (R)

142 Shady Lane, Perryville, 72126

Representative Mary Bentley (R)
Phone: 501-333-2297
Phone:
District: 73
District:
73
Seniority: 64
Seniority:
64
Occupation: Owner, Bentley Plastics
Occupation:
Owner, Bentley Plastics
Church Affiliation: Assembly of God
Church Affiliation:
Assembly of God
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: First Term House 2015
Public Service:
First Term House 2015


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
CONCERNING FEES AND COSTS COLLECTED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE.
TO ALLOW THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO SETTLE CERTAIN CORPORATE FRANCHISE TAX DISPUTES.
TO ESTABLISH THE ABORTION PROVIDERS' ADMITTING PRIVILEGES ACT.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE SEAL OF THE OFFICE OF CIRCUIT CLERK.
TO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE ACT; TO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE; AND TO AMEND CERTAIN LAWS REFERRING TO THE ARKANSAS HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE.
TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF A RESTRICTED DRIVING PERMIT UPON SUSPENSION OF THE DRIVER'S LICENSE OF A SPECIALTY COURT PROGRAM PARTICIPANT.
TO REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO DISCONTINUE THE ADOPTION OF THE NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTERS IN ARKANSAS.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
TO AMEND THE LAWS RELATING TO THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF NURSING.
TO AMEND THE LIST OF OFFENSES THAT PROHIBIT NURSING LICENSURE.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING FEES CHARGED FOR NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICES; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE RENEWAL OF THE COMMISSIONS OF NOTARIES PUBLICS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DATES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PREFERENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTIONS; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELECTION DATES.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT; TO REPEAL THE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES OVERSIGHT BOARD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE FILING OF MAPS UPON ANNEXATION, CONSOLIDATION, DETACHMENT, INCORPORATION, OR UNINCORPORATION PROCEEDINGS.
CoSponsor
TO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING WATER QUALITY REGULATIONS AND WASTEWATER DISCHARGE PERMITS; AND TO AUTHORIZE NUTRIENT WATER QUALITY TRADING, CREDITS, OFFSETS, AND COMPLIANCE ASSOCIATIONS.
TO REGULATE THE USE OF CERTAIN DRUGS USED TO INDUCE AN ABORTION; AND TO PROVIDE FOR DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS FOR ABORTIONS PERFORMED IN VIOLATION OF THIS ACT.
CONCERNING THE POSSESSION OF A CONCEALED HANDGUN IN A UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, OR COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUILDING.
TO AMEND THE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR DISABLED VETERANS, SURVIVING SPOUSES, AND MINOR DEPENDENT CHILDREN.
TO CREATE THE NATURAL HAIR BRAIDING PROTECTION ACT.
TO CLARIFY THAT DISTRICT COURT FEES SHALL BE CREDITED TO THE GENERAL FUND OF THE COUNTY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE APPORTIONMENT OF FIRE PROTECTION PREMIUM TAX FUNDS.
TO ALLOW MUNICIPALITIES TO CONTRACT FOR FIRE SERVICE.
TO ENACT THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING THE USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE IN DEFENSE OF A PERSON; AND CONCERNING CIVIL LIABILITY PROTECTION.
TO DELAY THE USE OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR ASSESSMENT OF READINESS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS (PARCC) ASSESSMENT.
TO ALLOW A PERSON EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER WHO IS OR WAS IN THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES TO RECEIVE A LICENSE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN.
TO TERMINATE THE MEDICAID EXPANSION PROGRAM COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE “PRIVATE OPTION”; TO TERMINATE ARKANSAS’S PARTICIPATION IN MEDICAID EXPANSION; AND TO REPEAL THE HEALTH CARE INDEPENDENCE ACT OF 2013.
TO PROVIDE A WAIVER FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT FROM AN ADMINISTRATIVE CONSOLIDATION OR REORGANIZATION UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO RECOGNIZE AND EDUCATE STUDENTS ON TRADITIONAL WINTER CELEBRATIONS.
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING THE REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO END ENROLLMENT IN THE HEALTH CARE INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM; TO RESTORE MEDICAID WAIVER PROGRAMS PREVIOUSLY ENDED DUE TO THE HEALTH CARE INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PROVIDE FOR DELAYED PAYMENT FOR CERTAIN METAL TRANSACTIONS; AND TO PROVIDE FOR EXCEPTIONS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE LOCAL CONTROL OVER FLUORIDE LEVELS IN WATER SYSTEMS.
TO NOTIFY ENROLLEES OF THE HEALTH CARE INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM OF ITS TERMINATION DATE.
TO AMEND THE COUNTY APPROPRIATION PROCESS.
TO CREATE THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE REPORTING ACT.
TO ESTABLISH THE ABORTION-INDUCING DRUGS SAFETY ACT.
TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX APPLICABLE TO CAPITAL GAINS.
TO REGULATE SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITIES; TO ALLOW AN OPERATOR TO REMOVE MOTORIZED PERSONAL PROPERTY IF AN OCCUPANT IS IN DEFAULT.
TO ESTABLISH THE PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT ENHANCEMENT ACT; AND TO REPEAL THE PARENTAL NOTIFICATION PROVISIONS.
TO REDUCE THE FEE FOR A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE; AND TO CREATE A LIFETIME CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE.
TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES GRANTED UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION; TO DECLARE AMERICAN LAWS FOR AMERICAN COURTS.
CONCERNING THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF A JURISDICTION MAKE CERTAIN CERTIFICATIONS CONCERNING THE RECEIPT OR MANUFACTURE OF A FIREARM.
TO AMEND THE MAXIMUM BENEFIT PERIOD AND WEEKLY BENEFIT AMOUNT UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW.
CONCERNING THE CARRYING OF A CONCEALED HANDGUN ON CERTAIN PUBLIC PROPERTY AS WELL AS IN CERTAIN PUBLICLY MAINTAINED PARKING LOTS BY A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSEE.
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW.
CONCERNING COUNTY JAIL REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE HOUSING OF INMATES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION OR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY CORRECTION.
TO ALLOW PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANTS THE OPTION OF WORKING MORE THAN FORTY (40) HOURS PER WEEK UNDER THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM.
TO REPEAL AND REPLACE THE WOMAN'S RIGHT TO KNOW ACT OF 2001; AND TO PROVIDE FOR VOLUNTARY AND INFORMED CONSENT FOR AN ABORTION.
TO CLARIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FROM THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE 2015 SCHOOL SAFETY ACT.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR PERMITTING OF ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS, RETURNING MILITARY VETERANS, AND SPOUSES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PROMOTE THE FREE MARKET COMPETITION OF STUDENT COURSE MATERIALS; AND TO PROHIBIT THE COST OF STUDENT COURSE MATERIALS FROM BEING ADDED TO A STUDENT'S BILLING ACCOUNT.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE TIME FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO MEET IN FISCAL SESSION.
CONCERNING THE "JOURNEY" PROVISION IN REGARD TO THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF CARRYING A WEAPON.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING SUICIDE PREVENTION.
TO ENCOURAGE CHARITABLE GIVING AND ELIMINATE PERVERSE AND ABSURD TAXES AND DISINCENTIVES ON CHARITABLE GIVING; AND TO EXEMPT CERTAIN WITHDRAWALS OF STOCK FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX.
TO REQUIRE A STUDY OF AND REPORT ON THE POLICIES NECESSARY TO ENHANCE THE ECONOMY, EXPAND THE LOCALLY PRODUCED FOOD MARKET, IMPROVE NUTRITION AND HEALTH, PREVENT FOOD WASTE, AND EVALUATE A LOCAL FOOD-BASED INITIATIVE.
ESTABLISHING "TAKE YOUR LEGISLATOR TO SCHOOL MONTH" TO FOSTER AND PROMOTE PRODUCTIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND PUBLIC SCHOOL OFFICIALS.
AN APPLICATION FOR A CONVENTION OF THE STATES UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
TO ENCOURAGE CONTINUED COLLABORATION BETWEEN HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, EDUCATORS, PUBLIC OFFICIALS, AND THE ARKANSAS COMMUNITY IN BATTLING THE ABUSE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN ARKANSAS.
TO EXPRESS SUPPORT OF THE FEDERAL TRANSFER OF PUBLIC LANDS TO THE WESTERN STATES OF THE UNITED STATES; AND TO URGE THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO ENGAGE IN GOOD FAITH EFFORTS TO COORDINATE THE TRANSFER OF TITLE TO THE WESTERN STATES.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING UNITED STATES HISTORY COURSES IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
TO CREATE A PILOT PROGRAM FOR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE TWELVE (K-12) AGRICULTURE SCHOOLS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PERMIT FOR GOOD CAUSE AN EXTENSION OF TIME FOR BOILER INSPECTIONS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
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.
TO CREATE A COMPREHENSIVE STATEWIDE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM; TO COORDINATE VARIOUS WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS; TO CREATE AN OFFICE OF SKILLS DEVELOPMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING TERMINALLY ILL PATIENT ACCESS TO INVESTIGATIONAL DRUGS, BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS, OR DEVICES; AND TO CREATE THE RIGHT TO TRY ACT.
TO IMPROVE THE FAIRNESS OF TAX ADMINISTRATION.
TO REGULATE THE USE OF CERTAIN DRUGS USED TO INDUCE AN ABORTION; AND TO PROVIDE FOR DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS FOR ABORTIONS PERFORMED IN VIOLATION OF THIS ACT.
TO ENCOURAGE CHARITABLE GIVING AND ELIMINATE PERVERSE AND ABSURD TAXES AND DISINCENTIVES ON CHARITABLE GIVING; AND TO EXEMPT CERTAIN WITHDRAWALS OF STOCK FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX.
TO BAR THE DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS BY THE STATE TO CERTAIN ENTITIES.
TO ESTABLISH THE DRUG SCREENING AND TESTING ACT OF 2015.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS SOFT DRINK TAX ACT; AND TO AMEND THE CALCULATION OF TAXES ON SOFT DRINK SYRUP AND SIMPLE SYRUP.
TO ESTABLISH THE WORKFORCE INITIATIVE ACT OF 2015.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING EXEMPTIONS FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER THE ARKANSAS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO PROTECT THE PRIVACY OF RETIRED AND FORMER STATE EMPLOYEES.

Committees

Committees