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Representative Bruce Cozart (R)

420 Rock Creek Road, Hot Springs, 71913

Representative Bruce Cozart (R)
Phone: 501-627-3232
Phone:
District: 24
District:
24
Seniority: 24
Seniority:
24
Occupation: General Contractor
Occupation:
General Contractor
Church Affiliation: Assembly of God
Church Affiliation:
Assembly of God
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Lake Hamilton School Board 1991-2001; House Special Election March 11, 2011, 2013 Asst. Speaker Pro Tempore, 2015
Public Service:
Lake Hamilton School Board 1991-2001; House Special Election March 11, 2011, 2013 Asst. Speaker Pro Tempore, 2015


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO PROVIDE A WAIVER FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT FROM AN ADMINISTRATIVE CONSOLIDATION OR REORGANIZATION UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL FINANCIAL ACCOUNT AND REPORTING ACT OF 2004; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO MODIFY THE PERSONNEL POLICY REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOLS DISTRICTS.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE GAME AND FISH COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING FLOTATION DEVICES AND FIRE EXTINGUISHERS ABOARD VESSELS; TO REQUIRE NOTIFICATION OF CERTAIN ACCIDENTS INVOLVING VESSELS; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING HULL IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS.
TO AMEND THE MINIMUM TEACHER COMPENSATION SCHEDULE.
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH THE ACHIEVEMENT SCHOOL DISTRICT.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS GOVERNOR’S SCHOLARS PROGRAM.
TO CONGRATULATE THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES, AND THE ARTS ON BEING RANKED NUMBER TEN (10) IN THE COUNTRY BY THE DAILY BEAST IN ITS 2014 SURVEY OF “AMERICA’S TOP HIGH SCHOOLS”.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT SUBJECT TO A DESEGREGATION ORDER TO NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TO PROVIDE A COPY OF THE DESEGREGATION ORDER; TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 2013; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE FAIR AND OPEN COMPETITION IN GOVERNMENTAL CONSTRUCTION ACT; TO ENSURE FAIRNESS IN GOVERNMENTAL CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS.
TO MODIFY THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR A PERSON TO SERVE AS THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF VEHICLES FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PROVISIONAL POSITIONS FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE A STUDENT TO PASS THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP CIVICS TEST PRODUCED BY THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATIONS SERVICES BEFORE HE OR SHE RECEIVES A DIPLOMA FROM A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR A GENERAL EDUCATION DIPLOMA
CoSponsor
TO EXEMPT STATE INSTITUTIONS, POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, AND ANY OTHER APPLICABLE ENTITY WITH TORT LIABILITY IMMUNITY FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO OBTAIN GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE WHEN OBTAINING A CHILD CARE FACILITY LICENSE.
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.
TO ALLOW A COUNTY SHERIFF TO AWARD THE SERVICE PISTOL CARRIED BY A DEPUTY TO THE DEPUTY OR HIS OR HER SPOUSE UPON THE DEPUTY'S RETIREMENT OR DEATH.
TO REPEAL THE REQUIREMENT REGARDING THE ENGINE HORSEPOWER OF MOTORBOATS OPERATING ON THE ELEVEN POINT RIVER.
TO REQUIRE EACH PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL AND PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL TO OFFER A COURSE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE; TO ESTABLISH A TASK FORCE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY
TO ALLOW MUNICIPALITIES TO CONTRACT FOR FIRE SERVICE.
TO ENACT THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE ACHIEVING A BETTER LIFE EXPERIENCE PROGRAM AND TO PROVIDE NEW AVENUES FOR FINANCIAL SELF-SUFFICIENCY FOR ARKANSANS WITH DISABILITIES.
CONCERNING THE USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE IN DEFENSE OF A PERSON; AND CONCERNING CIVIL LIABILITY PROTECTION.
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 ESTABLISH THE BUILDING BETTER FUTURES PROGRAM.
TO ESTABLISH THE BUILDING BETTER FUTURES HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM.
TO AMEND THE PAYMENT FOR CLAIMS TO COVERED PUBLIC EMPLOYEES, DESIGNATED BENEFICIARIES, OR SURVIVORS OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS PROPANE COUNCIL FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE PROPANE INDUSTRY IN ARKANSAS; AND TO CREATE A REFERENDUM.
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING THE REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - GRANTS AND AID - ARKANSAS SCHOOL RECOGNITION PROGRAM APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2015-2016 FISCAL YEAR.
TO ESTABLISH THE ABORTION-INDUCING DRUGS SAFETY ACT.
TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX APPLICABLE TO CAPITAL GAINS.
TO PHASE IN AN INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR RETIREMENT AND SURVIVOR BENEFITS FROM THE UNIFORMED SERVICES.
TO ESTABLISH THE ABORTION PROVIDERS' ADMITTING PRIVILEGES ACT.
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 BY A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSEE IN PUBLIC HOUSING.
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.
TO ALLOW PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANTS THE OPTION OF WORKING MORE THAN FORTY (40) HOURS PER WEEK UNDER THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISPOSITION OF FEES AND FINES RELATED TO FERAL HOGS; AND TO PROVIDE FOR A RESIDENT DEPREDATION PERMIT TO HUNT AND TRAP FERAL HOGS.
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 CREATE THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE REALIGNMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
TO PERMIT AN ELECTED OFFICIAL WHO IS A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSEE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN IN THE COURTHOUSE THAT CONTAINS THE ELECTED PERSON'S PRIMARY PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT.
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.
CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ARKANSAS P20W EDUCATIONAL DATA SYSTEM; AND TO IMPLEMENT THE ARKANSAS P20W EDUCATIONAL DATA SYSTEM ACT.
TO ALLOW A COUNTY OR CITY GOVERNING BODY IN A DRY TERRITORY TO DENY THE ISSUANCE OF PRIVATE CLUB LIQUOR LICENSES WITHIN THE TERRITORY OF THE CITY OR COUNTY.
CONCERNING THE "JOURNEY" PROVISION IN REGARD TO THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF CARRYING A WEAPON.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING SUICIDE PREVENTION.
TO RECOGNIZE CHRIS POLYCHRON AS THE 2015 PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS AND ACKNOWLEDGE HIS ACHIEVEMENTS.
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.
TO RECOGNIZE BETTY FLANAGAN BUMPERS FOR HER WORK TO PROMOTE CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION; AND TO ENCOURAGE ARKANSAS FAMILIES TO CONSIDER SERIOUSLY THE IMPORTANCE OF CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO EXEMPT CERTAIN CUSTOMER AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE RECORDS OF MUNICIPALLY OWNED UTILITY SYSTEMS FROM DISCLOSURE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES GRANTED UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CHANGE THE NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS REQUIRED FOR TEACHERS.
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.
TO REMOVE THE DUTY OF THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD TO DETERMINE SERVICE AREAS FOR TWO-YEAR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; TO ELIMINATE SERVICE AREAS FOR TWO-YEAR COLLEGES AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS.
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 CREATE THE MIDDLE CLASS TAX RELIEF ACT OF 2015; TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX RATES AND BRACKETS FOR INDIVIDUALS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES; TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX ON CAPITAL GAINS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH THE DRUG SCREENING AND TESTING ACT OF 2015.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION; TO ALLOW A PUBLIC UTILITY TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL PROPERTY OF CERTAIN ENTITIES; AND TO CLARIFY THE IMPACT OF AN EXEMPTION BY A PUBLIC UTILITY.
TO AMEND THE DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN FEES, PENALTIES, AND FINES RELATING TO ELECTRONIC GAMES OF SKILL; TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR LAND-GRANT MATCH PAYMENTS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS SOFT DRINK TAX ACT; AND TO AMEND THE CALCULATION OF TAXES ON SOFT DRINK SYRUP AND SIMPLE SYRUP.
TO PROMOTE FAIR AND EQUITABLE ALLOCATION OF LIABILITY IN CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS.
TO PHASE IN AN INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR RETIREMENT AND SURVIVOR BENEFITS FROM THE UNIFORMED SERVICES.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT; TO REPEAL THE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES OVERSIGHT BOARD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING THE SALE OF EVENT TICKETS.
PROHIBITING CERTAIN SEX OFFENDERS FROM ENTERING ON A PUBLIC SCHOOL CAMPUS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
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.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS MONUMENT DISPLAY ACT.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION; TO ENACT THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.

Committees

Committees