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Senator Steve Bryles (D)

514 West Main, Blytheville, 72315

Senator Steve Bryles (D)
Phone: 870-762-1365
Phone:
District: 15
District:
15
Seniority: 13
Seniority:
13
Occupation: Agri-Businessman (Cotton)
Occupation:
Agri-Businessman (Cotton)
Church Affiliation: Presbyterian
Church Affiliation:
Presbyterian
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Senate 2001,2003, 2005, 2007
Public Service:
Senate 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 6 CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NORTHEASTERN COLLEGE - TECHNOLOGY UPGRADE AND BURDETTE CENTER RENOVATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - DIVISION OF PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION - CHARTER SCHOOL FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION INCENTIVE AID GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF MEDICAL SERVICES - INDIGENT HEALTH CARE REIMBURSEMENT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - DIVISION OF PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION - CONSTRUCTING, RENOVATING AND EQUIPPING CHARTER SCHOOL FACILITIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - RURAL SERVICES BLOCK GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - PLANT BOARD BOLL WEEVIL ERADICATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - ARCHEOLOGICAL SURVEY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT - GRANT - OSCEOLA TOLL PARKWAY STUDY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT - PORT INFRASTRUCTURE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION OF PRE-KINDERGARTEN FACILITIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - INCENTIVES APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-17-811 CONCERNING INCENTIVES FOR TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION IN HIGH- PRIORITY DISTRICTS.
DISTANCE LEARNING CHARTER SCHOOLS ACT OF 2007.
TO AMEND ACT 1974 OF 2005 TO IMPROVE RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATES AT PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES.
AN ACT TO EXTEND THE TEMPORARY LICENSING OF ELECTRICIANS AND TO REGISTER APPRENTICES.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 6 CONCERNING OPEN-ENROLLMENT CHARTER SCHOOLS AND CONVERSION CHARTER SCHOOLS.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE LAW.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS PREPAID AFFORDABLE COLLEGE TUITION PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 6 CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTERS.
AN ACT TO ACT TO REVISE VARIOUS LAWS CONCERNING OFFENSES, SENTENCING, ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING, FINES, AND GENERAL REFORMS TO THE JUSTICE AND JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEMS.
AN ACT TO MAKE GENERAL REFORMS TO THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND TO REVISE VARIOUS LAWS CONCERNING OFFENSES, SENTENCING, ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING, AND FINES.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 6 RELATING TO CONVERSION CHARTER SCHOOLS AND OPEN-ENROLLMENT CHARTER SCHOOLS.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A GRAIN ASSESSMENT TO PROMOTE GRAIN PRODUCTION THROUGH BIOFUEL INCENTIVES.
TO ENCOURAGE THE VOLUNTARY CREATION OF ADMINISTRATIVELY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICTS OR ADMINISTRATIVELY ANNEXED SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO EVALUATE THE SERVICES DELIVERED BY SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION SERVICE PROVIDERS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-16-104 TO ALLOW EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENTS TO BE OFFERED IN AN ALTERNATIVE LANGUAGE.
AN ACT TO ENSURE THAT POVERTY FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS CORRESPONDS TO THE LEVEL OF POVERTY IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE INDUSTRIAL REVENUE BOND GUARANTY LAW.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH CRITERIA FOR PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE VOLUNTARY EMBEDDING OF IDENTIFICATION CHIPS FOR EQUINE MONITORING.
TO LEVY A TAX ON GAMING WINNINGS PAID BY ELECTRONIC GAMES OF SKILL; TO PROVIDE FOR WITHHOLDING AND REPORTING TAX ON WINNINGS AND TO PROVIDE THAT NO CREDIT SHALL BE ALLOWED FOR THE TAX COLLECTED.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SUBSECTION (a) OF SECTION 2 OF AMENDMENT 73 TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING TERM LIMITS FOR MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF LOUIS JORDAN, A NATIVE ARKANSAN, AND HIS EXTRAORDINARY MUSICAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
COMMENDING LEVON HELM FOR HIS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS AND HIS REPRESENTATION OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
Primary Sponsor for House
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NORTHEASTERN COLLEGE - CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, MAINTENANCE AND OPERATING EXPENSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT - STATE AID GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - HISTORIC PRESERVATION - STATE AID GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NORTHEASTERN COLLEGE - MAINTENANCE AND OPERATING EXPENSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO IMPROVE RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATES AT PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES BY PROVIDING A MECHANISM TO DISTRIBUTE INCENTIVE FUNDING FOR IMPROVED STUDENT OUTCOMES.
AN ACT TO REESTABLISH FAIRNESS, TRANSPARENCY, AND COMPETITION IN THE BIDDING PRACTICES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLICLY FUNDED BUILDINGS, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND FACILITIES.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE STABILITY AND CONTINUITY IN THE EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ACADEMIC FACILITIES DISTRESS OR FISCAL DISTRESS IN AN ECONOMICALLY DEPRESSED AREA.
CoSponsor
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS RISK CAPITAL MATCHING FUND.
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT INTERNET SALES INTO ARKANSAS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IF THE PATIENT HAS NOT ACTUALLY CONSULTED A PRESCRIBING PRACTITIONER.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING ACT OF 2003 TO EQUALIZE THE FUNDING PROVIDED FOR A DISTRICT WITH A GROWING OR DECLINING ENROLLMENT.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE DISTRICT COURT RESOURCE ASSESSMENT BOARD; TO CREATE A PILOT PROGRAM OF FULL-TIME DISTRICT COURT JUDGES THAT ARE EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; TO CONSOLIDATE CITY COURTS WITH DISTRICT COURTS.
AN ACT TO MAKE NURSING HOME STAFF POSTING AND RECORD-KEEPING CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL LAW.
AN ACT TO IMPLEMENT THE FINDINGS OF THE ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN AND TO PROTECT CHILD VICTIMS OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT THROUGH NEW AND EXPANDED PROGRAMS.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE UAMS CANCER RESEARCH CENTER MATCHING FUND.
AN ACT FOR VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR ARKANSAS DELTA TRAINING AND EDUCATION CONSORTIUM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATIONS.
AN ACT FOR THE SAU-TECH - THE NORTHEAST ARKANSAS FIRE TRAINING SATELLITE CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE FUNDING FORMULA MODEL FOR TWO-YEAR COLLEGES.
TO AUTHORIZE THE SECTION 529 PLAN REVIEW COMMITTEE TO CREATE A PILOT PROGRAM TO BE KNOWN AS THE ASPIRING SCHOLARS MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM .
"ARKANSAS INTERSTATE HIGHWAY FINANCING ACT OF 2007."
AN ACT TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF ACADEMIC FACILITIES WEALTH INDEX.
AN ACT TO CREATE A SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH FUND.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE TASK FORCE FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY TO SUPPORT A RESEARCH ALLIANCE FOR THE PURPOSES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
ENCOURAGING THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO ADD THE BROWNS TO ITS MEMBERSHIP.
REQUESTING A STUDY BE CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF AN EXEMPLARY STATEWIDE TEACHER SUPPORT SYSTEM AND REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP A PLAN FOR IMPLEMENTATION.
COMMENDING MS. DEENA BURNETT FOR MAKING VITAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO CITIZENS IN ARKANSAS AND AROUND THE WORLD BY INSPIRING OTHERS TO BUILD A STRONG FOUNDATION OF CHARACTER, CONVICTION, AND COURAGE.
TO AUTHORIZE THE WIN ROCKEFELLER MEMORIAL SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE TO ACCEPT CONTRIBUTIONS AND COMMISSION A BUST IN HONOR OF THE LATE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR WINTHROP PAUL ROCKEFELLER.
HONORING THE DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE OF SENATOR JACK CRITCHER.
COMMENDING SENATORS JIM HILL, JIM ARGUE, DAVE BISBEE, AND JACK CRITCHER ON THEIR YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE ARKANSAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
COMMENDING ARKANSAS FARMERS FOR THEIR VITAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SECURITY AND ECONOMIC WELL-BEING OF THE STATE AND THE NATION.
CoSponsor for House
AN ACT TO CREATE FIVE (5) ADDITIONAL CIRCUIT JUDGESHIPS.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL LAW.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO REVISE THE REGIONAL MOBILITY AUTHORITY ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO FINANCE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COUNTY AID AND MUNCIPAL AID.
TO AMEND THE UTILITY FACILITY ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC PROTECTION ACT AND THE ARKANSAS MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY INTERLOCAL COOPERATION ACT OF 2003.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY TO SUPPORT A RESEARCH ALLIANCE FOR THE PURPOSES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
AN ACT TO CREATE A SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH FUND.
TO ESTABLISH THE GOVERNOR S COMMISSION ON GLOBAL WARMING; TO DIRECT THE COMMISSION TO STUDY ISSUES RELATED TO GLOBAL WARMING; AND TO ESTABLISH A GLOBAL WARMING POLLUTANT REDUCTION GOAL AND COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGIC PLAN.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS RISK CAPITAL MATCHING FUND.
REQUESTING A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE NEEDS FOR STATE FOUNDATION FUNDING FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT'S GROWTH IN AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP, WHAT LEVEL OF FUNDING MAY BE NEEDED, AND ON WHAT BASIS THE STATE SHOULD PROVIDE THE FUNDING.
REQUESTING A STUDY IN COOPERATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP MORE DETAILED, UNIFORM REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR FUND BALANCES AND FUND BALANCES FOR CATEGORICAL FUNDING.
REQUESTING A STUDY TO DETERMINE WHETHER FUNDING FOR INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITATORS SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM FOUNDATION FUNDING AND INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITATORS FUNDED SEPARATELY THROUGH CATEGORICAL FUNDING.
REQUESTING THAT THE HOUSE AND SENATE INTERIM COMMITTEES ON EDUCATION CONDUCT A STUDY TO IDENTIFY BEST PRACTICES AMONG ALTERNATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS IN ARKANSAS AND TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTING THOSE PRACTICES STATEWIDE.
REQUESTING THAT THE HOUSE AND SENATE INTERIM COMMITTEES ON EDUCATION STUDY THE IMPACT OF REMOVING PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE FUNDING FROM FOUNDATION FUNDING AND TRANSFERRING THAT OBLIGATION TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
RATIFYING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT EQUALITY OF RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED BY THE UNITED STATES OR ANY STATE ON ACCOUNT OF SEX.

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