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Representative Mike Burris (D)

2911 Dyer Street, Malvern, 72104

Representative Mike Burris (D)
Phone: 501-337-4391
Phone:
District: 26
District:
26
Seniority: 54
Seniority:
54
Church Affiliation: Presbyterian
Church Affiliation:
Presbyterian
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Malvern Public School Board, 1st term in House 2005, 2007
Public Service:
Malvern Public School Board, 1st term in House 2005, 2007


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO CREATE A PRESUMPTION RELATING TO THE USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE; TO AUTHORIZE THE USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO CREATE CIVIL IMMUNITY UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSING BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE.
AN ACT CONCERNING RETIREMENT BENEFITS UNDER THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
CONCERNING FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS.
AN ACT CONCERNING ANNUITY OPTIONS UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM CONCERNING BENEFITS.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM CONCERNING BENEFITS.
AN ACT TO DESIGNATE THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY OF EACH YEAR "HEMOPHILIA AWARENESS DAY".
TO PROVIDE THAT A DISABLED VETERAN MAY RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE FOR A NOMINAL FEE.
TO INCREASE THE PENALTY CLASSIFICATION FOR THE OFFENSE OF DESTRUCTION OR REMOVAL OF A CEMETERY MARKER OR GRAVE MARKER.
TO INCREASE THE PENALTY CLASSIFICATION FOR DEFACING OBJECTS OF PUBLIC RESPECT UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE EDUCATION - CAMP COUCHDALE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION - ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY AND FACILITY IMPROVEMENT ACT PROJECTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT AT CITY PARKS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - STATE SUPPORT TO SENIOR ADULT CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION - MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE OUACHITA RIVER COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE OUACHITA TECHNICAL COLLEGE - VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDING AIR CONDITIONERS AND ROOFING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - 4-H CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - FIRE DEPARTMENTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO ENCOURAGE A LANDOWNER TO MAKE LAND AND WATER AREAS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FOR RECREATIONAL USE AND TO LIMIT THE LIABILITY OF A LANDOWNER WHO ALLOWS THE PUBLIC TO USE THE LANOWNER'S PROPERTY FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES.
TO REQUIRE EACH STUDENT AT A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO BE INFORMED AT REGISTRATION IF A COURSE WILL TRANSFER TO ANOTHER PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE EXISTING WORKFORCE TRAINING ACT.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES AND RESTRICTIONS CONCERNING STATE PARKS.
COMMENDING HANNAH HENSON ON BEING SELECTED A NATIONAL FINALIST FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN AWARD.
COMMENDING JOSH BREWER ON BEING SELECTED A NATIONAL FINALIST FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN AWARD.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT COMPUTER-ASSISTED HUNTING VIA THE INTERNET FROM REMOTE LOCATIONS.
AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENT INFORMATION AND CAMPUS ACCESS PROVIDED TO THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES, AND THE ARTS.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE PENALTY CLASSIFICATION OF THE OFFENSES OF INDECENT EXPOSURE AND INTERNET STALKING OF A CHILD UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
AN ACT TO IMPOSE A BOOKING AND ADMINISTRATION FEE IN CERTAIN CASES FOR THE SUPPORT OF COUNTY JAILS OR REGIONAL DETENTION FACILITIES.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT STATE AGENCIES FROM CONTRACTING WITH BUSINESSES THAT EMPLOY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT AN AWARD OF CHILD CUSTODY OR VISITATION TO A SEX OFFENDER EXCEPT UNDER LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF UNLAWFUL CONSUMER LOANS.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY.
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE DOLLAR AMOUNT NECESSARY TO TRIGGER THE COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROCESS FOR RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS.
TO ALLOW MILITARY OFFICERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES TO RECEIVE THE SAME INCOME TAX EXEMPTION AS ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
AN ACT TO EQUALIZE RETIREE GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM COSTS AND TO PERMIT STATE CONTRIBUTIONS TO GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM COSTS FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM WHO ARE NOT STATE EMPLOYEES.
CONCERNING THE COMMEMORATION OF THOMAS PAINE DAY.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT FUND AND TO REPEAL OBSOLETE SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE RELATED TO ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND WEATHERIZATION.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE INCOME TAX RELIEF FOR LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS.
AN ACT TO ALLOW THE USE OF NEWER, MORE FLEXIBLE PLASTIC PIPE FOR WATER DISTRIBUTION PIPING UNDER CONCRETE SLABS.
TO LIMIT THE LOCATION OF ADULT-ORIENTED BUSINESSES IN PROXIMITY TO LOCATIONS FREQUENTED BY CHILDREN.
TO CREATE A CRIMINAL OFFENSE PROHIBITING SEX OFFENDERS FROM LIVING NEAR VICTIMS OR CONTACTING VICTIMS AND TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION ACT OF 1997.
TO AMEND THE TRAUMA SYSTEM ACT AND TO CREATE THE TRAUMA SYSTEM REVOLVING TRUST FUND.
TO ENSURE THAT PUBLIC EMPLOYEE AND GOVERNMENT DISPUTES CAN BE RESOLVED USING DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESSES.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING ACT OF 2003 AND TO ENSURE THAT EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE RECEIVES THE FULL AMOUNT OF FOUNDATION FUNDING.
AN ACT TO PROMOTE FREE TRADE AMONG IN-STATE AND OUT-OF-STATE SMALL WINERIES AND TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
AN ACT TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR ENDORSED CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSES THAT MAY BE TAUGHT ALONG WITH ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES IN HIGH SCHOOLS AND TO REPEAL THE CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSE APPROVAL PANEL.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - STATE ASSISTANCE TO ARKANSAS AREA AGENCIES ON AGING - SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
THE FREEDOM-TO-FARM ACT.
AN ACT CREATING THE STATE DRUG CRIME ENFORCEMENT AND PROSECUTION GRANT FUND.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - STATEWIDE GRANTS FOR SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL DRUG CRIME TASK FORCE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANTS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE OFFICE OF THE TREASURER OF STATE - COUNTY AID AND MUNICIPAL AID APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT - HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS AND MAINTENANCE APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO FINANCE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COUNTY AID AND MUNCIPAL AID.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - COUNTY, DISTRICT AND STATE FAIRS AND FAIR CONSORTIUMS CONSTRUCTION,MAINTENANCE AND INFRASTRUCTURE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ARKANSAS CHILD ABUSE/RAPE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMISSION - STATEWIDE GRANTS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS APPROPRIATION.
TO PERMIT PLACING A SECURITY FREEZE ON A PERSON'S CONSUMER REPORT, TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE PLACEMENT AND REMOVAL OF THE SECURITY FREEZE, AND TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF THE RIGHT TO OBTAIN A SECURITY FREEZE.
TO PROVIDE A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR THE SALE OF USED TEXTBOOKS TO STUDENTS ENROLLED IN AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO REPEAL ARKANSAS LAW THAT ALLOWS ISSUING COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSES TO RESIDENTS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
TO ESTABLISH A HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES GRANT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES OR THEIR EQUIVALENT FROM LOW INCOME FAMILIES TO BE USED AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE NEWBORN UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD BANK FOR POSTNATAL TISSUE AND FLUID.
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.
AN ACT TO REESTABLISH FAIRNESS, TRANSPARENCY, AND COMPETITION IN THE BIDDING PRACTICES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLICLY FUNDED BUILDINGS, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND FACILITIES.
CONCERNING THE ANNUAL VACATION OF FIRE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES.
TO AMEND 14-51-301 CONCERNING CIVIL SERVICE FOR POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS.
CONCERNING CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEES AND SUSPENSION, DISCHARGE, OR REDUCTION IN RANK OR COMPENSATION.
TO PERMIT PLACING A SECURITY FREEZE ON A PERSON'S CONSUMER REPORT, TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE PLACEMENT AND REMOVAL OF THE SECURITY FREEZE, AND TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF THE RIGHT TO OBTAIN A SECURITY FREEZE.
ENCOURAGING STUDENTS AND FACULTY IN THE STATE S COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO PROMOTE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION TO ENSURE THAT STUDENTS AND FUTURE LEADERS ARE PREPARED TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF A GLOBAL SOCIETY.
ENCOURAGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO ASSIST THE PEOPLE OF DUMAS, 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.
REQUESTING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE CONGRESS TO SECURE OUR NATION S BORDERS AND TO DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION POLICY.
TO RECOGNIZE DR. MANUEL RAMIREZ AND HIS WORK FOR ARKANSANS.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE STATE BY EXEMPTING FROM THE STATE SALES TAX ENERGY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING.
TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE STATE BY REDUCING THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING.
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.
TO REGULATE THE SELECTION AND USE OF TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS AND TO MINIMIZE THE COST OF TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
TO REGULATE THE SELECTION AND USE OF TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS AND TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN SINGLE-USE TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
TO REGULATE STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TEXTBOOK SALES AND TO REQUIRE PROMPT NOTICE OF THE ADOPTION OF TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS.
TO REGULATE THE SELECTION AND USE OF TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS AND TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN CUSTOMIZED TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO REGULATE THE ADMINISTRATION AND USE OF STATE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO STUDENTS. SALES.
AN ACT TO REGULATE STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TEXTBOOK SALES AND TO PROHIBIT INDUCEMENTS TO REQUIRE SPECIFIC TEXTBOOKS.
AN ACT TO REGULATE STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TEXTBOOK SALES AND TO REQUIRE COURSE SUPPLEMENTS BE SOLD TO COMPETING BOOKSTORES AT COST.
AN ACT TO MAKE NURSING HOME STAFF POSTING AND RECORD-KEEPING CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL LAW.
TO REQUIRE STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO PERMIT LOCAL PRIVATE RETAILERS ACCESS TO STUDENT SALES.
TO PROVIDE FOR A REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK FOR A PHARMACY TO RECORD PURCHASES OF PSEUDOPHEDRINE AND OTHER SIMILAR SUBSTANCES; TO PROVIDE FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND ACCESS TO THE REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK; AND FOR PENALTIES.
TO REGULATE THE USE OF ROYALTIES FROM THE SALE OF TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS OR PUBLICATIONS BY STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION EMPLOYEES.
TO PROHIBIT REFERRALS TO WEBSITES OF TEXTBOOK RETAILERS THAT ARE NOT REQUIRED AND DO NOT AGREE TO COLLECT ARKANSAS SALES AND USE TAXES.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE UAMS CANCER RESEARCH CENTER MATCHING FUND.
TO LIMIT THE SCOPE OF EMINENT DOMAIN POWER TO PROTECT PROPERTY OWNERS RIGHTS.
TO PHASE OUT THE ARKANSAS UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND; TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS HIGH COST FUND; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE TRANSITION FROM THE ARKANSAS UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND TO THE ARKANSAS HIGH COST FUND.
TO PROTECT COMSUMERS BY PROHIBITING THE AUTOMATIC RENEWAL OF PROFESSIONAL HOME SECURITY SERVICES CONTRACTS.
ENCOURAGING THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO ADD THE BROWNS TO ITS MEMBERSHIP.
CONCERNING THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE STATE CHILDREN S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.

Committees

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