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Representative Jim Dotson (R)

P. O. Box 651, Bentonville, 72712

Representative Jim Dotson (R)
Phone: 479-222-1234
Phone:
District: 93
District:
93
Seniority: 23
Seniority:
23
Occupation: Realtor
Occupation:
Realtor
Church Affiliation: Christian
Church Affiliation:
Christian
Veteran: No
Veteran:
No
Public Service: Bentonville City Council Alderman; First Term House 2013, 2015, 2017
Public Service:
Bentonville City Council Alderman; First Term House 2013, 2015, 2017


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE RECORDING OF DOCUMENTS.
TO PROVIDE CONSISTENCY AND EFFICIENCY OF CHIROPRACTIC COVERAGE IN THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM; AND TO ALLOW MEDICAID RECIPIENTS DIRECT ACCESS TO A CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN WITHOUT REFERRAL FROM A PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN.
TO CREATE A FOUR-YEAR PILOT PROGRAM FOR THE AWARDING OF EDUCATION SAVINGS ACCOUNTS; TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS PARENTAL EMPOWERMENT FOR EDUCATION CHOICE ACT OF 2017.
TO AMEND THE ANNUAL FRANCHISE TAX FOR CORPORATIONS THAT ARE IN THE PROCESS OF LIQUIDATION.
TO EXEMPT CERTAIN ELECTION EQUIPMENT FROM SALES AND USE TAXES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE RECALL ELECTIONS FOR MEMBERS OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARDS OF DIRECTORS; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARDS OF DIRECTORS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC PROPERTIES AND OTHER FACILITIES IN THE STATE CAPITOL BUILDING; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PHASE IN AN EXTENSION OF THE NET OPERATING LOSS CARRY-FORWARD PERIOD FOR CALCULATING ARKANSAS INCOME TAX; AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES.
TO AMEND LAWS CONCERNING THE CORPORATE FRANCHISE TAX; TO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS CORPORATE FRANCHISE TAX ACT OF 1979; TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.
TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPORTIONMENT OF BUSINESS INCOME; AND TO REPEAL THE THROWBACK RULE.
TO PROMOTE, RECRUIT, AND RETAIN A HIGHLY SKILLED WORKFORCE IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; TO ESTABLISH A SYSTEM OF RECIPROCITY FOR LICENSING, REGISTRATION, AND CERTIFICATION FOR CERTAIN PROFESSIONS.
TO ESTABLISH A SUNSET DATE FOR STATE AGENCY RULES; AND TO ESTABLISH A PROCESS FOR A STATE AGENCY RULE TO EXIST BEYOND THE SUNSET DATE.
CONCERNING A REQUIRED REPORT OF STATE AGENCY RULES; AND CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT.
TO ADOPT THE COMPACT FOR A BALANCED BUDGET; AND TO ADOPT A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE COMPACT FOR A BALANCED BUDGET.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE FOR INABILITY TO DRIVE.
TO REQUIRE A VOTER TO DECLARE HIS OR HER POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION BEFORE THE VOTER MAY CAST A VOTE IN A PREFERENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION OR A GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE AUTHORIZATION OF CHARTERS FOR PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS.
CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS; TO PROVIDE MERIT PAY INCREASES FOR TEACHERS; TO AMEND THE TEACHER FAIR DISMISSAL ACT OF 1983.
THE NATIONAL MOTTO, "IN GOD WE TRUST", DISPLAY ACT.
TO REDUCE THE FEE FOR A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE; TO CREATE A LIFETIME CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE; AND CONCERNING THE FEES FOR A LICENSE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN.
CONCERNING THE DISCLOSURE OF THE PERSONAL INFORMATION IN AN INVESTIGATIVE FILE OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OF A PERSON WHO WAS A MINOR AT THE TIME OF AN OFFENSE.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; TO AMEND CERTAIN DEFINITIONS OF THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; AND TO LIMIT USABLE MARIJUANA TO LOW TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL MARIJUANA.
TO ENACT CERTAIN PROHIBITIONS REGARDING MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CREDITS AND REBATES OF LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX.
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 TO PROVIDE THAT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING SHALL COMPLY WITH LAWS ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT AFFECT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING THE FUNDING OF PUBLIC EDUCATION OFFERED TO THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN TRANSACTIONS BY PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEMS.
TO PROHIBIT PUBLIC ENTITIES FROM CONTRACTING WITH AND INVESTING IN COMPANIES THAT BOYCOTT ISRAEL.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE SUPERVISION OF APPRENTICE PLUMBERS IN THE FINAL YEAR OF AN APPRENTICESHIP.
TO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS PREVAILING WAGE LAW; AND TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY TO CITIES AND COUNTIES FOR CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING THE REPLACEMENT OF CURRENT ARKANSAS STATUES IN THE NATIONAL STATUARY HALL COLLECTION IN THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL.
TO ESTABLISH THE PARENTAL CHOICE PILOT PROGRAM.
CoSponsor
THE ARKANSAS UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION FROM DISMEMBERMENT ABORTION ACT.
TO RESTRICT PURCHASES USING FOOD STAMP BENEFITS; AND TO REQUIRE RECIPIENTS OF FOOD STAMPS TO SHOW IDENTIFICATION TO USE FOOD STAMP BENEFITS.
TO REQUIRE THAT A VOTER PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF VOTER REGISTRATION WHEN VOTING; AND TO AMEND AMENDMENT 51 OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION.
ACT TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE EXTENSION OF THE EXPIRATION DATE FOR A DRIVER'S LICENSE BELONGING TO A MILITARY MEMBER.
TO CREATE THE TAX REFORM AND RELIEF ACT OF 2017; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CLARIFY THE OBLIGATIONS OF RESIDENTIAL LANDLORDS AND RESIDENTIAL TENANTS; AND TO REQUIRE IMPLIED QUALITY STANDARDS FOR TENANTS OF RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY.
CREATING A SENTENCE ENHANCEMENT FOR CERTAIN CRIMINAL OFFENSES TARGETING A CURRENT OR FORMER LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, FIRST RESPONDER, OR HIS OR HER FAMILY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CLARIFY THE DUTIES OF A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016 REGARDING LOCAL REGULATIONS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
HONOR ARKANSAS VETERANS ACT OF 2017.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AMENDMENT OF 2016; AND TO PROHIBIT THE SMOKING OF MARIJUANA IN ANY LOCATION IN ARKANSAS.
TO AMEND LAWS RELEVANT TO UNEMPLOYMENT TAXES, UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND UNEMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS FUTURE GRANT PROGRAM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND LAWS CONCERNING UNLAWFUL ABORTIONS; TO AMEND LAWS CONCERNING THE PROCEDURE OF DENIAL, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION OF A HEALTH FACILITIES SERVICE LICENSE; AND TO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING ABORTION CLINICS.
TO CREATE THE PERSONAL FINANCE AND JOB READINESS ACT.
TO REQUIRE THE PASSAGE OF THE CIVICS PORTION OF THE NATURALIZATION TEST USED BY UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES BEFORE A STUDENT MAY RECEIVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA.
TO STIMULATE JOB CREATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WHILE PRESERVING HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO LIMIT THE USE OF AN ENGLISH LEARNER'S SCORE ON A STATE-MANDATED ASSESSMENT FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL AND PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT ACCOUNTABILITY PURPOSES.
TO IMPROVE THE FAIRNESS OF PROPERTY TAX ADMINISTRATION AND APPEALS.
TO PLACE LIMITATIONS AND SAFETY GUARDS ON THE MIFEPRISTONE PRESCRIPTION FOR ABORTIONS.
TO REENACT CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW TO PROVIDE THAT MARRIAGE SHALL BE ONLY BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN.
APPLYING TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
ENCOURAGING THE EXPANSION OF UNITED STATES ROUTE 49 NORTH-SOUTH CORRIDOR TO IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY AND CREATE ECONOMIC PROSPERITY.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO CREATE THE TAX REFORM AND RELIEF ACT OF 2017; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE VALIDITY PERIOD OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE; AND TO OFFER AN APPLICANT A CHOICE OF VALIDITY PERIODS OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING APPOINTMENTS TO CERTAIN BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES, AND OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE BODIES.
TO SUNSET CERTAIN TAX INCENTIVES; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE SALES AND USE TAX REFUND FOR THE REPAIR AND PARTIAL REPLACEMENT OF MANUFACTURING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ETHICS VIOLATIONS BY CERTAIN ELECTED OFFICIALS; TO PROHIBIT CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS FROM SOLICITING OR ACCEPTING LOANS FROM LOBBYISTS; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION, ARTICLE 19, SECTION 30.
TO PROHIBIT THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND STATE EMPLOYEES FROM FACILITATING OR PAYING FOR ABORTIONS ON WOMEN WHO ARE IN STATE CUSTODY.
APPLYING TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF "MARRIAGE".
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT LIMITING CONTINGENCY FEES AND AWARDS OF PUNITIVE AND NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES; AND CHANGING THE POWERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND THE SUPREME COURT REGARDING RULES OF PLEADING, PRACTICE, AND PROCEDURE.
URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT EVERY HUMAN BEING IS ENTITLED TO THE RIGHT TO LIFE.

Committees

Committees
ex officio: ALC-PEER
ex officio: ALC-PERSONNEL
ex officio: ALC-REVIEW