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Representative Joyce Dees

401 South Main Street, Warren, 71671

Representative Joyce Dees
Phone: 870-226-7441
Phone:
District: 76
District:
76
Seniority: 57
Seniority:
57
Occupation: Self-employed/Financial Consultant
Occupation:
Self-employed/Financial Consultant
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: House 1999, 2001
Public Service:
House 1999, 2001


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO CLARIFY PROCEDURES FOR CONDUCTING MEDICAL-LEGAL EXAMINATIONS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS.
TO ENHANCE PENALTIES FOR OFFENSES COMMITTED IN THE PRESENCE OF A CHILD.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ADULT ABUSE ACT.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING CHILD MALTREATMENT.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS JUVENILE CODE OF 1989.
AN ACT TO CLARIFY JURISDICTION FOR ADOPTION AND GUARDIANSHIP OF MINORS WHEN THE INITIAL CASE IS FILED UNDER THE JUVENILE CODE.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE EDUCATION - SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY BASED EDUCATION CENTER CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHILD WELFARE AGENCY LICENSING ACT.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 8-6-504 TO ADMINISTER AND ENFORCE THE ILLEGAL DUMP ERADICATION AND CORRECTIVE ACTION PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH GUIDELINES FOR ISSUING LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY NUMBERS.
FOR A STUDY ON THE NEED TO AMEND ARKANSAS ADOPTION LAW.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 5-14-111 TO FURTHER DEFINE THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF PUBLIC SEXUAL INDECENCY.
AN ACT TO REGULATE NUDE DANCING.
AN ACT TO PREVENT THE DISCLOSURE OF GENETIC INFORMATION.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO INCLUDE NURSING SCHOOLS AS APPROVED INSTITUTIONS IN THE ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
TO PROVIDE A SALES TAX EXEMPTION FOR CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR FOR A LIMITED PERIOD.
TO ESTABLISH ADVOCATE-VICTIM CONFIDENTIALITY FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE.
TO REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE 9-15-301 AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 9-15-302 PERTAINING TO THE FULL FAITH AND CREDIT FOR OUT-OF-STATE PROTECTION ORDERS.
THE SAFE HAVEN ACT.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE TIMBER HARVESTING EQUIPMENT EXEMPTION FROM THE ARKANSAS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX AND THE ARKANSAS COMPENSATING TAX SHALL NOT EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2001
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.
TO CHANGE THE DWI THRESHOLD FROM 0.10% TO 0.08.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE LIENS AND JUDGMENTS TO REFLECT THE NAME OF THE PERSON AUTHORIZED TO RELEASE THE LIEN OR JUDGMENT.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH DAISY GASTON BATES DAY AS AN OFFICIAL STATE HOLIDAY.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT ALL RAILROADS MUST HAVE AT LEAST TWO PERSONS ON ALL TRAINS AND LOCOMOTIVES OPERATING WITHIN THIS STATE.
AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 14-54-904 TO AUTHORIZE MUNICIPALITIES TO RECOVER ATTORNEYS' FEES AND COSTS INCURRED IN ENFORCING LIENS ACQUIRED BY THE MUNICIPALITY FOR WORK DONE ON UNSAFE OR UNSIGHTLY PROPERTY.
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 CREATE THE ARKANSAS DELTA DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION.
AN ACT TO MAKE THE ACT OF COMMUNICATING A FALSE ALARM TO AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION A CLASS D FELONY.
AN ACT TO EXPAND THE DEFINITION OF VICTIM IN THE ARKANSAS CRIME VICTIMS REPARATIONS ACT.
AN ACT AUTHORIZING CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENENACE OF A MONUMENT ON STATE CAPITOL GROUNDS HONORING FIREFIGHTERS WHO HAVE DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE TO PROVIDE INDEPENDENT PRACTICE OF PSYCHOLOGY BY QUALIFIED PERSONS.
TO CREATE WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES AN ASSISTED LIVING PROGRAM FOR THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; TO ALLOW RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES TO CONVERT TO ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE GRADUATE NURSING STUDENT LOAN AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM; TO CREATE THE GRADUATE NURSING STUDENT LOAN AND SCHOLARSHIP BOARD.
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 TO CREATE A PROCEDURE FOR THE CREATION OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT BY DETACHMENT.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 20-22-708 TO PROHIBIT THE POSSESSION, SALE OR USE OF BOTTLE ROCKETS.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE EMERGENCY SECONDARY EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE GOVERNOR'S DISTINGUISHED TEACHING SCHOLARS PROGRAM.
TO CREATE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR PAYMENTS TO NURSING FACILITIES.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH AN ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON NURSING.
TO CREATE A REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION THAT IT IS NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF A CHILD TO BE PLACED IN THE CUSTODY OF AN ABUSIVE PARENT.
AN ACT TO PROTECT VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE HEALTH TASK FORCE COMMISSION; TO ADD A MEMBER TO THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ADVISORY COUNCIL.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO COMPLETE TRAINING IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILD ABUSE.
TO PROVIDE FOR SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR ASSESSMENTS PRIOR TO PROSECUTION.
TO NAME DECEMBER 19 OF EACH YEAR AS SENATOR HATTIE W. CARAWAY DAY IN ARKANSAS.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE TRANSITIONAL EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-21-303 CONCERNING SCHOOL DISTRICT PURCHASES OF COMMODITIES.
ENDORSING THE NATIONAL PROCLAMATION OF NATIONAL HEART FAILURE AWARENESS WEEK.
EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF ARKANSAS IN SUPPORT OF A WOMEN’S HEALTH PLATFORM.
PROPOSING TO AMEND AMENDMENT 73 TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH TERM LIMITS FOR MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
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.
REQUESTING THE JOINT PERFORMANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE TO STUDY THE ORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
TO HONOR FAY JONES' ARCHITECTURAL LEGACY AND THE POSITIVE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION HE HAS BROUGHT TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
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 REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE 8-7-504(c) AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 8-7-509(c) AND 15-5-901 TO CLARIFY THE SOURCE OF FUNDING FOR THE REMEDIAL ACTION ACCOUNT IN THE CONSTRUCTION ASSISTANCE REVOLVING LOAN FUND.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS VOLUNTARY CLEANUP ACT TO CHANGE THE TERM OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PROSPECTIVE PURCHASER AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY.
BACK TO SCHOOL TAX RELIEF ACT.
AN ACT TO REMOVE THE ASSETS TEST FOR CHILDREN TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAID.
AN ACT TO REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE 14-21-108 RELATING TO PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES OF CHECKS FOR COUNTY GOVERNMENTS.
TO EXTEND THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON PUBLIC WORKS CONSTRUCTION BONDS TO ONE (1) YEAR.
TO REQUIRE LIVESTOCK SHOWS AND FAIR ASSOCIATIONS TO FILE A LISTING OF EXPENDITURES WITH THE LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY COMMISSION.
AN ACT REQUIRING MUNICIPALITIES TO MAINTAIN CERTAIN MINIMUM ACCOUNTING RECORDS AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ACCOUNTING RECORDS.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC TRANSIT TRUST FUND.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 16-10-305 TO INCREASE MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES COURT COSTS IN MUNICIPAL, CITY AND POLICE COURTS.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARS PROGRAM; TO CHANGE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS; TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF APPLICANTS; AND TO LOWER THE AMOUNT OF THE AWARD.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE TRANSITIONAL EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE ACT TO ENCOURAGE THE COOPERATION OF THE TEA CLIENT WITH THE TRANSITIONAL EMPLOYMENT ASSISITANCE PROGRAM.
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.