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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: 14
Seniority:
14
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 ALLOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ADOPT A POLICY TO ACCEPT OUT-OF-STATE TEACHING EXPERIENCE FOR PURPOSES OF DETERMINING SALARY.
TO AMEND THE DEADLINE BY WHICH NEWLY ELECTED SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS MUST OBTAIN REQUIRED AUDIT REPORT TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION.
PROHIBITING CERTAIN SEX OFFENDERS FROM ENTERING UPON A SCHOOL CAMPUS.
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS REGARDING TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION REQUIRED OF A NEWLY ELECTED SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER.
CONCERNING THE CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LIABILITY OF MANDATED REPORTERS WHO ACT IN GOOD FAITH.
TO REDUCE THE COSTS OF CONCEALED CARRY LICENSURE AND FIREARM OWNERSHIP.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE APPOINTMENT AND COMMISSION OF A NOTARY PUBLIC; AND TO ALLOW A NONRESIDENT SPOUSE OF A UNITED STATES MILITARY SERVICE MEMBER TO BE A NOTARY PUBLIC.
TO AMEND THE REVIEW AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICE CONTRACTS; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING VEHICLE LEASES BY STATE AGENCIES; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE TRACKING AND REPORTING OF CONTRACTS PROCURED BY STATE AGENCIES.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE CONTENT, TERM, AND REVIEW OF CONTRACTS PROCURED BY THE STATE; TO REQUIRE THE USE OF PERFORMANCE-BASED CONTRACTS; AND TO AMEND VENDOR PERFORMANCE REPORT REQUIREMENTS.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2019-2020 FISCAL YEAR.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING LICENSING, REGISTRATION, AND CERTIFICATION FOR CERTAIN PROFESSIONS; AND TO ESTABLISH A SYSTEM OF ENDORSEMENT, RECOGNITION, AND RECIPROCITY FOR LICENSING.
PERMITTING A BANK OR BANKING INSTITUTION TO UTILIZE THE SMALL CLAIMS DIVISION OF A DISTRICT COURT.
TO REQUIRE A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF LOTTERY PROCEEDS TO BE NET PROCEEDS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.
TO AMEND LAWS RELATED TO HIGHER EDUCATION.
TO ESTABLISH THE CODE OF ARKANSAS RULES.
TO ELIMINATE UNNECESSARY REFERENCES TO REGULATIONS AND TO PROVIDE FOR CONSISTENT REFERENCES TO RULES THROUGHOUT THE ARKANSAS CODE; AND TO CHANGE THE NAME OF A ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SUBCOMMITTEE.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ADMINISTRATIVE RULES.
TO ALLOW EXCESS FOOD DISTRIBUTION BY A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL TO A STUDENT WHO IS ENROLLED IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL OR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE DISPLAY OF THE NATIONAL MOTTO OF THE UNITED STATES, "IN GOD WE TRUST".
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS CYCLING ACTIVITIES ACT.
TO CREATE THE PRIMARY PREVENTION PROGRAMS ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE BUREAU OF LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2019-2020 FISCAL YEAR.
TO CREATE A TWO-YEAR LICENSE OPTION; AND TO REQUIRE FOUR HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION PER YEAR OF THE TERM OF THE LICENSE, TO INCLUDE PERSONAL SAFETY, CURRENT MARKETING TRENDS, AND REAL ESTATE COMPLIANCE.
CONCERNING COVERAGE BY AN INSURER FOR INTRAOPERATIVE NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING.
TO EXPAND THE TYPES OF HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS AND EVENTS THAT MAY BE DISCUSSED, READ, OR POSTED IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDING OR CLASSROOM.
TO PLACE RESTRICTIONS ON THE STATE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT WHEN OPERATING THE ARKANSAS HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE; AND TO AMEND THE PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES FOR NAVIGATORS, GUIDES, AND CERTIFIED APPLICATION COUNSELORS.
TO PROHIBIT STATE AGENCIES FROM CONSENTING OR APPROVING THE TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY FOR AN INDIVIDUAL IN THE CUSTODY OR GUARDIANSHIP OF THE STATE AND FROM EXPENDING STATE FUNDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF TERMINATING A PREGNANCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A DRIVER'S LICENSE OR INSTRUCTION PERMIT.
CONCERNING LANDSCAPING ON CERTAIN RIGHTS-OF-WAY; AND TO ALLOW THE ISSUANCE OF A RESTORE PROPERTY VISIBILITY PERMIT.
CONCERNING ARKANSAS REAL ESTATE COMMISSION; TO REQUIRE A FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR A TWO-YEAR REAL ESTATE LICENSE; TO AMEND LICENSING REQUIREMENTS; AND TO REQUIRE SPECIFIC SUBJECTS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION.
TO COMMEND THE BENTONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL WIND ENSEMBLE.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING THE STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION.
THE ARKANSAS TERM LIMITS AMENDMENT.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO BE KNOWN AS THE "ARKANSAS TERM LIMITS AMENDMENT".
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING INITIATED ACTS AND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS REFERRED TO THE VOTERS FOR APPROVAL.
AN AMENDMENT TO ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION, AMENDMENT 73, CONCERNING TERM LIMITS FOR MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE.
TO DESIGNATE THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 14, 2019 THROUGH FEBRUARY 21, 2019, AS "#LOVETEACHING WEEK".
TO AMEND THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NINETY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO AMEND THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NINETY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
TO REDUCE THE FEES FOR A LICENSE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING SAMPLE BALLOTS; AND TO ALLOW VOLUMINOUS NUMBERS OF SAMPLE BALLOTS TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC BY OTHER MEANS.
TO REDUCE THE FEES FOR A LICENSE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN; AND TO REDUCE THE FEE TO RENEW A LICENSE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN.
TO REPEAL THE EXEMPTION TO CERTAIN LAWS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT RECOGNIZE IN THEIR POLICIES ORGANIZATIONS THAT REPRESENT TEACHERS IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE PURPOSE OF NEGOTIATING EDUCATIONAL MATTERS.
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION UNDER THE APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANY REGISTRATION ACT.
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION OF APPRAISERS; AND TO CREATE A REGISTRATION CLASS FOR A REGISTERED APPRENTICE APPRAISER.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS CYCLING ACTIVITIES ACT.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELECTRONIC VOTING EQUIPMENT; AND TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS TO PERFORM POST ELECTION AUDITS OF VOTES TABULATED ELECTRONICALLY.
TO MODERNIZE PLUMBING PLAN REVIEW SUBMISSIONS AND RESPONSES; AND TO CLARIFY THAT LOCAL JURISDICTION REVIEW OF CERTAIN PLUMBING PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS DOES NOT REQUIRE REVIEW BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS TAX REFORM ACT OF 2019; AND TO REFORM THE SALES TAX, INCOME TAX, PROPERTY TAX, AND FRANCHISE TAX LAWS OF THE STATE.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MUNICIPAL ACCOUNTING LAW CONCERNING CERTAIN DEBIT CARD AND CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS.
TO ALLOW A LIMITED EXEMPTION TO THE ARKANSAS ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT; AND TO ALLOW AN ALTERNATIVE PROCESS FOR FILING RULES.
COMMENDING GUATEMALA FOR RELOCATING THE GUATEMALAN EMBASSY IN ISRAEL TO JERUSALEM.
THE ARKANSAS TERM LIMITS AMENDMENT.
CoSponsor
TO ALLOW OUT-OF-STATE TEACHING EXPERIENCE TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN DETERMINING A TEACHER'S SALARY SCHEDULE.
CONCERNING THE ENTRY UPON A SCHOOL CAMPUS BY A PERSON WHO IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER.
TO CREATE THE TEACHER SALARY ENHANCEMENT ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BELOW WHICH SALES AND USE TAX IS NOT DUE ON THE PURCHASE OF A USED MOTOR VEHICLE; AND TO ELIMINATE THE SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLES, TRAILERS, AND SEMITRAILERS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PUBLICATION OF THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT OF THE COUNTY.
TO ALLOW FOR EXTENDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH UNSTRUCTURED SOCIAL TIME; TO REQUIRE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME FOR RECESS; AND TO CONSIDER SUPERVISION DURING UNSTRUCTURED SOCIAL TIME AS INSTRUCTIONAL.
TO CREATE THE CHERISH ACT; AND TO PROHIBIT ABORTIONS AFTER EIGHTEEN (18) WEEKS' GESTATION EXCEPT IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE REPORTS UNDER THE TRANSFORMATION AND EFFICIENCIES ACT OF 2019 INCLUDING SAVINGS REPORTS.
CONCERNING THE OFFERING OF AN ACADEMIC STUDY OF THE BIBLE COURSE IF STUDENTS REQUEST THAT THE COURSE BE OFFERED.
CONCERNING AN INCREASE IN THE SENTENCING RANGE FOR REPEAT FELONY SEX OFFENDERS; CONCERNING SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS; AND CONCERNING SEX OFFENSES AND SEX OFFENDERS.
TO ESTABLISH THE LIFE CHOICES LIFELINE PROGRAM.
TO ALLOW AN AUTHORIZER TO TRANSFER AND ASSIGN A PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL'S CHARTER UNDER THE ARKANSAS QUALITY CHARTER SCHOOLS ACT OF 2013.
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO REQUIRE ALL OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS TO BE RECORDED.
TO CONGRATULATE THE LITTLE ROCK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY WARRIORS FOOTBALL TEAM ON WINNING THE 2018 CLASS 5A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
TO RECOGNIZE THAT ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF CHILDREN IS A SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM; TO COMMEND THE IMPORTANT WORK BEING DONE TO COMBAT THE PROBLEM; AND TO PROCLAIM APRIL 11, 2019, AS “CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER DAY”.
TO RECOGNIZE THE POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION OF THE FILMING OF HBO SERIES “TRUE DETECTIVE” IN ARKANSAS.
TO AMEND THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NINETY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO ABOLISH THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE ARKANSAS HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE; TO TRANSFER THE ARKANSAS HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE TO THE STATE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HUMAN LIFE PROTECTION ACT; AND TO ABOLISH ABORTION IN ARKANSAS AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF UNBORN CHILDREN.
TO ESTABLISH THE FORMING OPEN AND ROBUST UNIVERSITY MINDS (FORUM) ACT.
TO AMEND THE TAXABLE WAGE BASE UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW.
TO PROHIBIT UNLAWFUL FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION OF A MINOR; TO CREATE AWARENESS PROGRAMS CONCERNING AND STATISTICAL TRACKING OF UNLAWFUL FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE A STUDY AND ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS AND PROCESSES OF THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
CONCERNING LEGISLATION PROPOSED BY THE DIRECTOR OF STATE HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH APPROPRIATION - THE LIFE CHOICES LIFELINE PROGRAM FOR THE 2019-2020 FISCAL YEAR.
TO AMEND THE MEANS BY WHICH FUNDING IS DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE PRODUCTIVITY-BASED FUNDING MODEL.
TO REVISE THE METHOD BY WHICH THE ACADEMIC FACILITIES WEALTH INDEX IS CALCULATED.
CONCERNING THE INTERSTATE COMPACT ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN OF MILITARY FAMILIES; AND TO AMEND ASPECTS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE WITH RESPECT TO CHILDREN OF MILITARY FAMILIES WHO ARE ENROLLED IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL.
APPLYING TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

Committees

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