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Representative Jim Dotson (R)

P. O. Box 651, Bentonville, 72712

Representative Jim Dotson (R)
Phone: 479-644-0740
Phone:
District: 93
District:
93
Seniority: 33
Seniority:
33
Occupation: Realtor
Occupation:
Realtor
Church Affiliation: Christian
Church Affiliation:
Christian
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Bentonville City Council Alderman; First Term House 2013, 2015
Public Service:
Bentonville City Council Alderman; First Term House 2013, 2015


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING RETIREMENT CREDIT AND THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO REQUIRE COUNTIES TO RETAIN SERVED AND QUASHED WARRANTS FOR THREE YEARS AFTER AN AUDIT BY THE DIVISION OF LEGISLATIVE AUDIT.
TO INCREASE THE SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE, TRAILER, OR SEMITRAILER.
TO REDUCE THE FEE FOR A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE; AND TO CREATE A LIFETIME CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2015-2016 FISCAL YEAR.
CREATING THE LIFETIME CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE; AND ESTABLISHING THE REQUIREMENTS, CRITERIA, AND FEES FOR THE LIFETIME CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE.
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.
AN ACT TO ALLOW MEDICAID RECIPIENTS DIRECT ACCESS TO A CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN WITHOUT REFERRAL FROM A PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN.
TO ALLOW A TAXPAYER TO APPEAL A FINAL DETERMINATION OR ASSESSMENT OF STATE TAXES BY PAYING A BOND EQUAL TO A PORTION OF THE DELINQUENT TAXES DUE.
TO PROMOTE, RECRUIT, AND RETAIN A HIGHLY SKILLED WORKFORCE IN THIS STATE; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING LICENSING, REGISTRATION, AND CERTIFICATION FOR CERTAIN PROFESSIONS.
CONCERNING MOTOR VEHICLE LIENS, ENCUMBRANCES, AND TITLE RETENTION INSTRUMENTS; AND TO REGULATE FILING REQUIREMENTS.
TO AMEND LAWS CONCERNING FEES CHARGED BY THE OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE TIME LIMITATIONS FOR FILING AN AMENDED RETURN OR CLAIMING A REFUND OR CREDIT FOR AN OVERPAYMENT OF A STATE TAX.
TO RECOGNIZE NATIONAL CHIROPRACTIC MONTH IN SEPTEMBER 2015 AND TO CONGRATULATE THE ARKANSAS BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS IN OBSERVANCE OF THE CENTENNIAL OF THE PROFESSION IN THE STATE.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING JUDICIAL PROCEDURES PERTAINING TO CIVIL LITIGATION.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT CONCERNING THE ELECTION OF JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING THE JUDICIAL BRANCH OF STATE GOVERNMENT.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION SHALL BE GOVERNED IN THE SAME MANNER AS ALL OTHER STATE AGENCIES.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING THE GOVERNANCE OF STATE AGENCIES.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE ARKANSAS STATE GAME AND FISH COMMISSION SHALL BE GOVERNED IN THE SAME MANNER AS ALL OTHER STATE AGENCIES.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE TRAINING AND LICENSURE OF PLUMBERS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE TRAINING AND LICENSURE OF ELECTRICIANS.
TO ALLOW A PUBLIC SCHOOL TO EXCEED THE MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE AS ADOPTED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO CLARIFY NOTICE PROCEDURES FOR THE SALE OF TAX DELINQUENT LANDS THAT ARE CLAIMED AS A HOMESTEAD.
TO CLARIFY THE REDEMPTION RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH MENTAL DISABILITIES, MINORS, AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES TO LAND SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES.
CONCERNING THE MAINTENANCE OF TAX-DELINQUENT REAL PROPERTY; AND TO PROTECT THE COMMISSIONER OF STATE LANDS FROM LIABILITY FOR THE CONDITION OF THE PREMISES.
TO PROTECT THE COMMISSIONER OF STATE LANDS FROM LIABILITY FOR ACTIONS TAKEN BY A CITY OR TOWN TO CORRECT, REMOVE, OR ABATE CERTAIN CONDITIONS CONCERNING TAX-DELINQUENT LAND.
TO REPEAL OBSOLETE LAWS CONCERNING THE REDEMPTION OF TAX-DELINQUENT LAND.
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE TENDER OF PAYMENT TO SET ASIDE THE SALE OF TAX-DELINQUENT LAND.
CoSponsor
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.
CONCERNING THE POSSESSION OF A CONCEALED HANDGUN IN A UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, OR COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUILDING.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR SALES BY A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION.
TO REVISE THE HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT ALLOWED FOR CHILDREN UNDER SEVENTEEN (17) YEARS OF AGE AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ENACT THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PERMIT PRIVATE SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
TO CLARIFY THE REAL ESTATE LICENSE LAW, THE DEFINITION OF "PRINCIPAL BROKER", AND CERTAIN REAL ESTATE LICENSE EXEMPTIONS.
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 AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP OF VARIOUS STATE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS; AND TO REQUIRE THE ELECTION OF SOME MEMBERS OF THE STATE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.
TO ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO RECOGNIZE AND EDUCATE STUDENTS ON TRADITIONAL WINTER CELEBRATIONS.
TO ALLOW SCHOOL DAYS TO BE MADE-UP IN SIXTY-MINUTE INCREMENTS; 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 AMEND THE INCOME TAX APPLICABLE TO CAPITAL GAINS.
CONCERNING THE CARRYING OF A CONCEALED HANDGUN BY A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSEE INTO A POLLING PLACE.
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 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.
CONCERNING COUNTY JAIL REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE HOUSING OF INMATES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION OR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY CORRECTION.
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 SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEUR DEREGULATION AND ECONOMIC ENHANCEMENT ACT; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
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 ESTABLISH A STATE BUSINESS PORTAL WITHIN THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE; AND TO PROMOTE EFFICIENT INTERACTIONS BETWEEN BUSINESS AND STATE GOVERNMENT.
CONCERNING THE "JOURNEY" PROVISION IN REGARD TO THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF CARRYING A WEAPON.
TO CREATE A UNIFORM DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM TO LOCATE VETERANS IN ARKANSAS TO ENSURE APPROPRIATE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED FOR VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES.
TO SUPPORT THE ARKANSAS RUN FOR THE FALLEN 5K ON MARCH 22, 2015, AS WE HONOR ARKANSAS SERVICE MEMBERS WHO FOUGHT AND DIED DURING THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO CREATE PROCEDURES FOR OVERSIGHT OF FOSSIL-FUEL-FIRED ELECTRIC GENERATING UNITS; TO REGULATE CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS; AND TO CREATE PROCEDURES FOR APPROVAL OF THE STATE PLAN BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
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 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 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 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 ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT; TO REPEAL THE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES OVERSIGHT BOARD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION; TO ENACT THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.

Committees

Committees
Vice-Chair: ALC-PERSONNEL