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Representative Jo Carson

3901 Rogers Avenue, Suite 1A, Fort Smith, 72903

Representative Jo Carson
Phone: 479-782-9888
Phone:
District: 13
District:
13
Seniority: 53
Seniority:
53
Occupation: Attorney
Occupation:
Attorney
Church Affiliation: Episcopalian
Church Affiliation:
Episcopalian
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: House 1999, 2001
Public Service:
House 1999, 2001


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO PROVIDE THAT ANY JUDGE REMOVED FROM OFFICE CANNOT THEREAFTER SERVE AS A JUDGE.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE TO PROVIDE INDEPENDENT PRACTICE OF PSYCHOLOGY BY QUALIFIED PERSONS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 9-12-315(b) TO FURTHER DEFINE MARITAL PROPERTY IN DIVORCE ACTIONS.
AN ACT TO REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE 16-13-304(d) REGARDING THE POWER OF CHANCERY COURTS TO TERMINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS.
TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECK FOR PERSONS CARING FOR THE ELDERLY AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE JUVENILE CODE.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - SEBASTIAN COUNTY COURTHOUSE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS CODE SECTIONS PERTAINING TO THE COSTS COLLECTED BY THE VARIOUS COURTS OF THIS STATE.
AN ACT TO REVISE THE ELDERCHOICES PROGRAM; TO PROVIDE INCREASED PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT WITH THE PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 16-90-803(a)(1) TO CLARIFY THAT SENTENCING GUIDELINES ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO PROBATION REVOCATION PROCEEDINGS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 16-93-1202(l)(1)(A) TO EXPAND THE DEFINITION OF TARGET GROUP CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY FOR PLACEMENT IN COMMUNITY PUNISHMENT.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE JUVENILE CODE TO ASSIST IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AMENDMENT 80.
TO AMEND THE ORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS EMPLOYMENT SECURITY LAW.
TO ALLOW THE SAME BORDER TAX RATE FOR TERRITORY ANNEXED BEFORE OR AFTER FEBRUARY 1, 1973 TO A BORDER CITY, INCORPORATED TOWN, OR PLANNED COMMUNITY.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE REGARDING THE ASSESSMENT OF SEX OFFENDERS..
AN ACT TO ENHANCE THE RATE OF COLLECTION OF FINE REVENUE IN THE DISTRICT COURTS OF THIS STATE.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR AN INDEPENDENT OMBUDSMAN TO ACT AS LIAISON BETWEEN NURSING HOME OWNERS AND RESIDENTS.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM TO REIMBURSE FOR THE SERVICES OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION ACT OF 1997.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE PRIVATIZATION OF COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS.
AN ACT TO EXCLUDE LANDS WHICH WERE PART OF ANY MILITARY RESERVATION CONVEYED TO A PUBLIC TRUST FROM CHANGES IN THE LAW ON ANNEXATION OF LANDS TO ADJOINING CITIES.
AN ACT TO INCLUDE THE DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH UNDER THE "ARKANSAS CHILD WELFARE PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY ACT".
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY RAILROAD FINANCING ACT.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT PRIVATE ELDERCHOICES AND DISABILITY CARE AGENCIES FROM USING IN-HOME AIDES UNDER INDIVIDUAL OR TEMPORARY CONTRACTS.
EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF ARKANSAS IN SUPPORT OF A WOMEN’S HEALTH PLATFORM.
FOR RENOVATION OF THE WASHINGTON REGIONAL HOSPITAL TO SERVE AS AN ARKANSAS STATE VETERANS HOME.
REQUESTING THE HOUSE INTERIM COMMITTEE ON AGING, CHILDREN AND YOUTH, LEGISLATIVE AND MILITARY AFFAIRS TO STUDY NECESSARY, ACCESSIBLE AND TIMELY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR ARKANSAS' CHILDREN.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 28-1-112 PERTAINING TO NOTICE OF PROBATE PROCEEDINGS.
THE UNIFORM ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS ACT.
AN ACT TO REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE 5-71-227 WHICH MAKES IT UNLAWFUL FOR A STUDENT TO POSSESS AN ELECTRONIC PAGING DEVICE, BEEPER, OR SIMILAR COMMUNICATION DEVICE WHILE ON SCHOOL PROPERTY.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.
CoSponsor
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 26-55-211 TO BROADEN THE BORDER TAX RATE IMPLEMENTED BY ARKANSAS CODE 26-55-210.
THE SAFE HAVEN ACT.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT ADMISSIONS AND FEES PAID TO COUNTY-OWNED GOLF COURSES ARE EXEMPT FROM SALES TAX.
TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE TO RENAME THE ARKANSAS PRENATAL AND EARLY CHILDHOOD NURSE HOME VISITATION PROGRAM AFTER THE LATE REPRESENTATIVE RITA ROWELL HALE.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 5-36-103 TO MAKE THEFT OF AMMONIA USED TO MANUFACTURE METHAMPHETAMINE A CLASS B FELONY.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH DAISY GASTON BATES DAY AS AN OFFICIAL STATE HOLIDAY.
TO AMEND JURISDICTION IN THE ARKANSAS REVISED UNIFORM ADOPTION ACT.
AN ACT TO MAKE LONG-TERM CARE AFFORDABLE AND AVAILABLE FOR FACILITY RESIDENTS.
AN ACT TO REINSTATE THE ACCEPTED-WORK DOCTRINE.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE TO CONTROL THE SALE AND POSSESSION OF EPHEDRINE, PSEUDOEPHEDRINE, NORPSEUDOEPHEDRINE AND PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CREEKMORE PARK TENNIS CENTER IN FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 9-27-401 OF THE JUVENILE CODE TO PROVIDE COUNSEL FOR INDIGENT PARENTS OR GUARDIANS IN DEPENDENCY-NEGLECT CASES.
AN ACT TO ALLOW COUNTIES TO CONDUCT LOCAL OPTION ELECTIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ALLOWING VOTERS TO SELECTIVELY APPROVE SPECIFIC TYPES OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE SALES.
AN ACT TO ENSURE EQUAL GE0GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION ON THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION BY APPOINTING THE MEMBERS FROM CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS.
TO ESTABLISH A PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC PORT AUTHORITIES IN ARKANSAS TO FUND PUBLIC PORT INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITY OF FORT SMITH - MARTIN LUTHER KING PARK COMMUNITY CENTER CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION OF DRIVING PRIVILEGES.
TO PROHIBIT A PERSON FROM PROFITING FROM SPONSORSHIP OF AN INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM, OR CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT WHICH PROPOSES THE SALE OF COUNTY OR MUNICIPAL PROPERTY.
TO CREATE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR PAYMENTS TO NURSING FACILITIES.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE QUALIFICATION OF JUSTICES AND JUDGES.
AN ACT TO REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE 28-39-206 CONCERNING APPEALS FROM A COURT HAVING PROBATE JURISDICTION.
AN ACT TO REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 16, CHAPTER 16, CONCERNING THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
AN ACT TO DESIGNATE FOR PURPOSES OF ELECTION THE DIVISIONS OF EACH OF THE CIRCUIT, CHANCERY, AND CIRCUIT-CHANCERY JUDGESHIPS IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
TO CLARIFY THE LAW REGARDING MUNICIPAL COURTS AND TO IMPLEMENT CHANGES IN MUNICIPAL/DISTRICT COURTS PURSUANT TO AMENDMENT 80 TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION.
TO PRESCRIBE MISDEMEANOR PENALTIES FOR DRUG PARAPHERNALIA VIOLATIONS.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO COMPLETE TRAINING IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILD ABUSE.
TO ESTABLISH THE THIRD WEEK OF SEPTEMBER OF EACH YEAR AS NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE WEEK IN ARKANSAS.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE TO CLARIFY THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF RAPE AND CREATE THE OFFENSE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 5-14-101 TO FURTHER DEFINE "MENTALLY DEFECTIVE, MENTALLY INCAPACITATED, AND PHYSICALLY HELPLESS".
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 5-14-110 AND 5-14-112 TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF SEXUAL INDECENCY WITH A CHILD AND REMOVE THE OFFENSE OF INDECENT EXPOSURE TO A PERSON UNDER TWELVE YEARS OF AGE.
TO NAME DECEMBER 19 OF EACH YEAR AS SENATOR HATTIE W. CARAWAY DAY IN ARKANSAS.
AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES TO CEASE PRIVATIZATION OF THE ALEXANDER YOUTH FACILITY IN ALEXANDER, ARKANSAS FOR TWO (2) YEARS.
ENDORSING THE NATIONAL PROCLAMATION OF NATIONAL HEART FAILURE AWARENESS WEEK.
PETITIONING THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO DECLARE THE BENGE ROUTE AND THE BELL ROUTE WITHIN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AS A PART OF THE TRAIL OF TEARS NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL.
TO AMEND THE HOUSE RULES TO ADD A NEW RULE TO REQUIRE THE PUBLISHING OF ROLL CALL VOTES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S INTERNET WEB SITE.
FOR A STUDY ON THE NEED TO AMEND ARKANSAS ADOPTION LAW.
REQUESTING THE JOINT PERFORMANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE TO STUDY THE ORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
RECOGNIZING LUKE MORRIS FOR HIS COURAGE IN RECOVERING FROM HIS INJURIES RECEIVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT ON FEBRUARY 17, AND COMMENDING THE THREE PEOPLE WHO ARRIVED ON THE SCENE AND BEGAN LIFE SAVING MEASURES.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 26-3-306 TO PERMIT WIDOWED SPOUSES OF DISABLED VETERANS TO BE ELIGIBLE AGAIN FOR THE HOMESTEAD AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION AFTER THE SECOND SPOUSE HAS DIED.
AN ACT TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY BY ALLOWING THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS TO IMPOSE CIVIL PENALTIES.
AN ACT TO ADD A MEMBER OF THE ARKANSAS STATE HOSPICE ASSOCIATION TO THE HEALTH SERVICES COMMISSION; TO CORRECT THE NAMES OF ENTITIES REPRESENTED ON THE COMMISSION.
AN ACT TO CLOSE THE GAP IN FUNDING FOR TWO-YEAR COLLEGES.
THE CHILD CARE FOR WORKING FAMILIES ACT.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC TRANSIT TRUST FUND.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS WATERWAYS COMMISSION - PUBLIC PORT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
ENTITIES WHICH RECEIVE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT PROCEEDS SHALL ACCOUNT FOR THOSE FUNDS SEPARATELY; FUNDS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ANNUAL REVIEW/AUDIT BY LEGISLATIVE AUDIT.
REQUESTING SENATE AND HOUSE INTERIM COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE AND LABOR TO CONDUCT A STUDY OF WOMEN'S HEALTHCARE ISSUES IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND REPORT THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.