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: 10
Seniority:
10
Occupation: General Contractor
Occupation:
General Contractor
Church Affiliation: Assembly of God
Church Affiliation:
Assembly of God
Veteran: No
Veteran:
No
Public Service: Lake Hamilton School Board 1991-2001; House Special Election March 11, 2011, 2013 Asst. Speaker Pro Tempore, 2015, 2017
Public Service:
Lake Hamilton School Board 1991-2001; House Special Election March 11, 2011, 2013 Asst. Speaker Pro Tempore, 2015, 2017


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AMEND THE ADDITIONAL FUNDING USED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES.
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ENHANCED TRANSPORTATION FUNDING AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ADD TO THE ARKANSAS CODE A PROVISION AFFORDING AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHALLENGE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND ASSOCIATED EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES.
CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES, AND THE ARTS; TO AMEND THE COMPOSITION OF THE EX OFFICIO MEMBERS SERVING ON THE BOARD OF VISITORS; AND TO AMEND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTRUCTORS.
TO AMEND TIMING REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING THE ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT HAVE TEN PERCENT OR GREATER MINORITY POPULATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH A LOCAL CONTRIBUTION RATE FOR A PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE'S HEALTH INSURANCE SHALL INCREASE.
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE 2015 SCHOOL SAFETY ACT; AND TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS CENTER FOR SCHOOL SAFETY OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE ADVISORY BOARD.
TO REQUIRE EVALUATION AND RESTRUCTURING OF LICENSURE FEES RELATED TO THE PRACTICE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE CODE CONCERNING STATE FOUNDATION FUNDING AID; TO CREATE THE TEACHER SALARY EQUALIZATION FUND; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE MINIMUM SCORE REQUIRED ON THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP CIVICS TEST.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE NOTICE OF A LIEN UPON RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE; AND TO CLARIFY THE MEANING OF A DIRECT SALE.
TO AMEND OCCUPATIONAL CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE BONDING PROCEDURE FOR PAYMENT OR PERFORMANCE BONDS ISSUED UNDER CONTRACTS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, ERECTION, ALTERATION, DEMOLITION, OR REPAIR OF ANY BUILDING, STRUCTURE, OR IMPROVEMENT.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 2015.
TO REQUIRE THAT PUBLIC SCHOOLS APPLY ACADEMIC CREDIT RECEIVED BY A PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENT FOR THE COMPLETION OF COMMUNITY SERVICE TOWARD GRADUATION.
TO COMMEMORATE THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK AND TO PROCLAIM MARCH 4, 2021, AS HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK DAY.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
CONCERNING FUNDING BASED ON THE AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ENHANCED TRANSPORTATION FUNDING AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE 2015 SCHOOL SAFETY ACT; AND TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS CENTER FOR SCHOOL SAFETY OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE ADVISORY BOARD.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT AND ENHANCEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS REGARDING VISUAL ART, MUSIC, AND PERFORMING ARTS REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES FIVE (5) AND SIX (6) ENROLLED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT ARE NOT CONFIGURED AS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.
TO REQUIRE A PUBLIC SCHOOL TO ADOPT ATTENDANCE POLICY REQUIREMENTS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS ATTENDING SCHOOL VIRTUALLY OR REMOTELY.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM; TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES AND FUNDING REQUIREMENTS TO CREATE OR AMEND SCHOLARSHIPS FUNDED WITH NET REVENUE AVAILABLE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS FINANCIAL EDUCATION COMMISSION.
TO AMEND THE JOINT RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE OF THE NINETY-THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
CoSponsor
TO INCLUDE CERTAIN ARKANSAS CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS IN THE TEACHING MATERIALS REGARDING AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL.
TO INCREASE THE SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR A USED MOTOR VEHICLE.
TO CREATE A STATE MEAT INSPECTION PROGRAM; TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS INSPECTION ACT; TO TRANSFER AUTHORITY OVER MEAT INSPECTION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH THE EVERY ARKANSAN RETIREMENT PLAN OPPORTUNITY ACT.
TO AMEND THE LAW TO REQUIRE THAT PERSONNEL OF PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINTS OR DISPATCH CENTERS THAT OFFER PRE-ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL CONDITIONS BE TRAINED IN TELEPHONE CPR.
TO DESIGNATE STATE HIGHWAY 5, KNOWN AS THE HOT SPRINGS BYPASS EXTENSION, IN GARLAND COUNTY AS A SCENIC HIGHWAY.
CONCERNING EXPENDITURES FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT AUTOMATION FUND.
TO INCREASE THE SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION THRESHOLD FOR THE PURCHASE OF A USED MOTOR VEHICLE.
TO ALLOW A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT OR AN OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL TO ADOPT AN APPROVED BILINGUAL PROGRAM OR DUAL-IMMERSION PROGRAM.
TO CREATE THE RAILROAD MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2021; AND TO ALLOW AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR CERTAIN RAILROAD TRACK MAINTENANCE EXPENDITURES.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING LOAD LIMITS FOR A VEHICLE TRANSPORTING CERTAIN RAW MATERIALS AND LOGS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY TO ADOPT A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING GOVERNING SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS; AND TO REQUIRE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS COMPLETE SPECIALIZED TRAINING.
TO REQUIRE THE ASSESSMENT COORDINATION DIVISION TO ISSUE CERTAIN ANNUAL REPORTS; AND TO PROHIBIT NEW OR UPDATED ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES FROM BECOMING EFFECTIVE UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN REPORTED TO LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS SAVE ADOLESCENTS FROM EXPERIMENTATION (SAFE) ACT.
TO PROHIBIT TAXPAYER RESOURCE TRANSACTIONS FOR ABORTIONS.
TO ALLOW REVIEW OF PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS; TO ALLOW THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO REVIEW PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS; AND TO ADDRESS IMPLEMENTATION OF A PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDER UNDER REVIEW.
TO PROVIDE A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR SALES TO THE YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF "PERSON" IN THE ARKANSAS CRIMINAL CODE.
TO PROMOTE ARKANSAS VOICES; AND TO COMBAT CANCEL CULTURE AND PROTECT FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
TO DESIGNATE THE OFFICIAL STEAM LOCOMOTIVE OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS STUDENT-ATHLETE PUBLICITY RIGHTS ACT.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ABSENTEE BALLOTS; TO AMEND ELECTION LAW; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING SPOILED BALLOTS.
TO ENHANCE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES IN RURAL AREAS OF ARKANSAS; AND TO EXPAND THE OPTIONS FOR CONSTRUCTING AND OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE RACING FACILITIES IN CERTAIN RURAL AREAS.
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING ARKANSAS DISTILLERIES; TO AUTHORIZE SELF-DISTRIBUTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE RELIGIOUS VIEWPOINT ANTIDISCRIMINATION ACT.
TO ALLOW DEPENDENTS OF CERTAIN VETERANS TO RECEIVE TUITION WAIVERS TO PRIVATE, NONPROFIT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN THIS STATE; AND TO CAP THE AMOUNT OF THE TUITION WAIVER FOR DEPENDENTS OF CERTAIN VETERANS.
CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF FEDERAL FIREARM BANS WITHIN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; AND CONCERNING STATE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
TO RECOGNIZE JANUARY 22 AS THE DAY OF TEARS IN ARKANSAS.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO BE KNOWN AS THE "CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND BALLOT INITIATIVE REFORM AMENDMENT".
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO REPEAL THE EXCEPTION TO THE PROHIBITION OF SLAVERY AND INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE.
TO ENCOURAGE THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND THE ARKANSAS CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO APPROVE THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE, ALLOW NEW LEASES, AND REMOVE BARRIERS TO FUTURE ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO AMEND THE NAME OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY; TO ABOLISH THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY; TO AMEND THE BOARD OF ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY MEMBERS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE HOLOCAUST EDUCATION BE TAUGHT IN ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION.
TO ENSURE THAT BUSINESSES ARE NOT PENALIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR THE BEHAVIOR OF THEIR PATRONS OR CUSTOMERS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE FAIRNESS IN WOMEN'S SPORTS ACT.
TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY TO ADOPT A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING GOVERNING SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS; AND TO REQUIRE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS COMPLETE SPECIALIZED TRAINING.
TO CREATE THE GENDER INTEGRITY REINFORCEMENT LEGISLATION FOR SPORTS (GIRLS) ACT; AND TO CREATE A LEGAL CAUSE OF ACTION FOR A VIOLATION OF THE GENDER INTEGRITY REINFORCEMENT LEGISLATION FOR SPORTS (GIRLS) ACT.
TO ESTABLISH A PROCESS TO REVIEW PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS; TO ALLOW THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO REVIEW PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS; AND TO ADDRESS IMPLEMENTATION OF A PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDER UNDER REVIEW.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING EARLY VOTING; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONEERING; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES RELATED TO VOTING.
CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT AND ALTERATION OF PRECINCT BOUNDARIES, POLLING SITES, AND VOTE CENTERS; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS ELECTION LAW.
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION TO THE EXAMINATION AND COPYING OF PUBLIC RECORDS; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967 AND VOTED BALLOTS.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF ELECTION LAWS.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISCLOSURE OF LIMITED INFORMATION ON CERTAIN CREDITS AND REBATES OF SALES AND USE TAX TO IMPACTED LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY BOOT CAMP.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS STATE CAPITOL AND HISTORICAL MONUMENT PROTECTION ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND ELECTION LAW; TO AMEND THE DUTIES OF MEMBERS OF A COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS; AND TO CLARIFY THE DUTIES OF COUNTY EMPLOYEES DESIGNATED AS ELECTION OFFICIALS.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS TUTORING CORPS ACT; TO SUPPORT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A SUSTAINABLE TUTORING PROGRAM IN RESPONSE TO LEARNING LOSS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS; TO AMEND HOW COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS TAKE THE OATH; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONS.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT; TO ABOLISH ABORTION IN ARKANSAS AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF UNBORN CHILDREN; AND TO PROTECT ALL HUMAN LIFE.
TO ESTABLISH ARKANSAS OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING OF UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS, AND SPOUSES ACT OF 2021; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REMEMBER SENATOR JIM ARGUE AND TO RECOGNIZE HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.

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