Representative Jim Dotson (R)

P.O. Box 651, Bentonville, 72712

Representative Jim Dotson (R)
Phone: 479-222-1234
Phone:
District: 93
District:
93
Seniority: 13
Seniority:
13
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 PROVIDE FOR THE CREATION OF A REGULATORY DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION AND THE APPOINTMENT OF A REGULATORY ADMINISTRATOR OF THE REGULATORY DIVISION.
TO ALLOW THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION TO APPOINT THE DIRECTOR OF THE ASSESSMENT COORDINATION DIVISION AND TO STATE THAT THE APPOINTEE MEETS THE LEGAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION.
TO AMEND THE TELEMEDICINE ACT; TO AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL REIMBURSEMENT FOR TELEMEDICINE VIA TELEPHONE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE COMMISSIONER OF STATE LANDS URBAN HOMESTEAD ACT TO PERMIT THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOLS ON LAND DONATED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF STATE LANDS WHEN THE LAND IS NOT BEING UTILIZED AS A HOMESTEAD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH SIMON'S LAW; AND TO CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENT FOR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN CONSENT FOR END-OF-LIFE MEDICAL PROCEDURES FOR MINORS.
TO PROVIDE THAT SALES BY A COTTAGE FOOD PRODUCTION OPERATION THROUGH THE INTERNET ARE EXEMPT FROM THE DEFINITION OF "FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT"; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT TO CREATE CONSISTENT LANGUAGE FOR ALL STATE ENTITIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION STATE DEPARTMENTS, AGENCIES, BOARDS, AND COMMISSIONS, REGARDING THE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT HIRING PROGRAM; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
TO CREATE THE EVERY MOM MATTERS ACT; TO PROVIDE HEALTHCARE SUPPORT TO PREGNANT WOMEN IN ARKANSAS; AND TO STABILIZE FAMILIES AND REDUCE THE NUMBER OF ABORTIONS PERFORMED IN THE STATE.
TO REVISE CERTAIN ARKANSAS LAWS APPLICABLE TO ADMINISTRATIVE RULES TO ALLOW FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CODE OF ARKANSAS RULES.
CONCERNING THE EXTENSION AND REPEAL OF ADMINISTRATIVE RULES.
TO REMOVE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE SALESPERSON AND A RECREATIONAL VEHICLE SALESPERSON; AND TO CREATE THE AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIST EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM AND FUND.
TO AMEND THE PROCESS OF EVALUATION OF STATE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS; TO REQUIRE SUBMISSION OF A REPORT; AND TO RECOMMEND THE ABOLITION OF A STATE BOARD OR COMMISSION FOR FAILURE TO SUBMIT A REPORT.
TO REQUIRE LICENSING ENTITIES TO CONSIDER THE GOOD MORAL CHARACTER OF AN INDIVIDUAL BEFORE ISSUING A LICENSE TO AN INDIVIDUAL.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE DISPLAY OF THE NATIONAL MOTTO OF THE UNITED STATES, "IN GOD WE TRUST".
TO TEMPORARILY EXTEND THE VALIDITY OF AN EXPIRED LICENSE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE REVIEW OF NEWLY ENACTED LAWS AND THE ADOPTION OF REQUIRED RULES.
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING A METHOD AND PROCEDURE FOR VALUATION OF PROPERTY FOR TAXATION PURPOSES UNDER ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION, ARTICLE 16, § 5; AND TO AMEND THE LAW GOVERNING THE VALUATION PROCEDURES FOR CERTAIN PROPERTY.
TO CREATE THE RELIGIOUS VIEWPOINT ANTIDISCRIMINATION ACT.
TO CREATE A NETWORK OF CERTIFIED ACADEMIC LANGUAGE THERAPISTS TO PROVIDE A SPECIALIZED DYSLEXIA INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA OR RELATED READING AND WRITTEN-LANGUAGE DIFFICULTIES.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING THE STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PERMIT LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENT OF RULES OF PLEADING, PRACTICE, PROCEDURE, AND EVIDENCE FOR COURTS.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING RULES OF PLEADING, PRACTICE, PROCEDURE, AND EVIDENCE IN ALL COURTS.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN ELECTED OFFICIALS TO BE ELECTED ON A PARTISAN BASIS.
CoSponsor
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DISTRIBUTION OF EXCESS FOOD IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
TO AMEND THE LAW TO EXTEND THE TIME PERIOD AUTHORIZED FOR THE REGISTRATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING TEMPORARY PREPRINTED PAPER BUYER'S TAGS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING VOTER IDENTIFICATION; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING VERIFICATION OF PROVISIONAL BALLOTS; AND TO AMEND AMENDMENT 51 OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION.
TO INCREASE THE SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR A USED MOTOR VEHICLE.
TO AMEND THE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX LAWS; AND TO PROVIDE A COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR THE STANDARD DEDUCTION.
TO AMEND ELECTION LAWS; TO AMEND PUBLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTIONS; AND TO REQUIRE PUBLICATION OF SAMPLE BALLOTS ON AN INTERNET SITE.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ELECTION OF MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS.
TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM TO RECOGNIZE AN ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE AS A PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER.
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 AMEND ELECTION LAW; TO AMEND THE PETITION PROCESS TO BE ON THE BALLOT AS A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OR VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES; AND TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF SIGNATURES REQUIRED TO BE LISTED ON THE BALLOT.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS CHILD ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT ACT.
TO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS LEGAL INSURANCE ACT.
TO BE KNOWN AS THE "ARKANSAS SECOND AMENDMENT LIBERTIES SAFEGUARDS ACT"; TO REQUIRE STATE AGENCIES AND PUBLIC OFFICERS TO DISREGARD UNCONSTITUTIONAL OVERREACHES OF POWER; AND TO PROTECT THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF ARKANSANS.
TO INCREASE THE SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION THRESHOLD FOR THE PURCHASE OF A USED MOTOR VEHICLE.
TO AMEND THE ADDITIONAL FUNDING USED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES.
TO CREATE PAISLEY'S LAW; TO AMEND THE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX LAWS; AND TO CREATE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR A STILLBORN CHILD.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING LOAD LIMITS FOR A VEHICLE TRANSPORTING CERTAIN RAW MATERIALS AND LOGS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO BE KNOWN AS THE "ARKANSAS EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW ACT OF 2021".
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 AFFIRM THE RIGHT OF A MUNICIPALITY TO DECLARE THE MUNICIPALITY A PRO-LIFE CITY.
TO PROHIBIT THE STATE FROM MANDATING A VACCINE OR IMMUNIZATION FOR CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); TO GOVERN REQUIREMENTS FOR A VACCINE OR IMMUNIZATION FOR CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS SAVE ADOLESCENTS FROM EXPERIMENTATION (SAFE) ACT.
TO CREATE THE INFORMED CONSENT FOR CHEMICAL ABORTION 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.
CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF "PERSON" IN THE ARKANSAS CRIMINAL CODE.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELECTION TO CERTAIN PUBLIC OFFICES.
TO DESIGNATE THE OFFICIAL STEAM LOCOMOTIVE OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
TO CREATE THE UNIVERSAL LICENSING RECOGNITION ACT.
CONCERNING CRITICAL INCIDENT DEBRIEFING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.
TO CREATE THE LOGGING AND WOOD FIBER TRANSPORTATION JOB CREATION INCENTIVE ACT; AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS WOOD ENERGY PRODUCTS AND FOREST MAINTENANCE INCOME TAX CREDIT.
TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO STATE EMPLOYEES AND PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES WHO PARTICIPATE IN A HIGH-DEDUCTIBLE HEALTH PLAN THROUGH A HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT.
TO MODERNIZE AND STRENGTHEN NURSING FACILITY STAFFING STANDARDS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
TO PROTECT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS' VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION; TO AMEND THE DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS ELECTION PROCEDURE.
TO CREATE THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER ACT.
TO REQUIRE THAT PUBLIC SCHOOLS OBSERVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOLLOWING THE DAILY RECITATION OF THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE; AND TO REQUIRE THAT PUBLIC SCHOOLS RECITE THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AT SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES AND SPORTING EVENTS.
TO CREATE THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM FOR STATE-SUPPORTED TWO-YEAR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF FEDERAL FIREARM BANS WITHIN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; AND CONCERNING STATE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
CONCERNING THE CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY VESTED IN THE PEOPLE, THE STATES, AND THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.
TO RECOGNIZE JANUARY 22 AS THE DAY OF TEARS IN ARKANSAS.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING EXTRAORDINARY SESSIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO BE KNOWN AS THE "CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND BALLOT INITIATIVE REFORM AMENDMENT".
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PERMITTING LIMITS ON AWARDS OF PUNITIVE AND NONECONOMIC DAMAGES.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE THAT LOTTERY PROCEEDS MAY BE USED TO FUND OR PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS TO ARKANSAS CITIZENS ENROLLED IN VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOLS AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTES.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, COURT OF APPEALS JUDGES, CIRCUIT JUDGES, AND DISTRICT JUDGES SHALL BE ELECTED ON A PARTISAN BASIS.
TO CONGRATULATE THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT FAYETTEVILLE MEN'S ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS BASKETBALL TEAM FOR QUALIFYING FOR THE ELITE EIGHT TOURNAMENT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1995 AND FOR AN INCREDIBLE SEASON.
TO THANK THE SPOUSES, FAMILIES, AND FRIENDS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR ONGOING SUPPORT AND TO PROCLAIM THE 2021 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FAMILY DAY.
TO CONGRATULATE THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT FAYETTEVILLE MEN'S ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS BASKETBALL TEAM FOR QUALIFYING FOR THE ELITE EIGHT TOURNAMENT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1995 AND FOR AN INCREDIBLE SEASON.
TO AMEND THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT; AND TO DELEGATE THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ARKANSAS CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS PROGRAM.
TO REQUIRE HOLOCAUST EDUCATION BE TAUGHT IN ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
TO ALLOW A LIMITED EXEMPTION FOR RULE PROMULGATION FOR ENTITIES NOT SUBJECT TO THE ARKANSAS ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT; AND TO ALLOW AN ALTERNATIVE PROCESS FOR FILING A RULE.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACTS AND OUTSIDE VENDORS.
TO REQUIRE STATE AGENCIES TO RETURN FINES COLLECTED UNDER § 20-7-101 DURING THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY FOR A FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH RULES, ORDERS, OR DIRECTIVES RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19); AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH THE PUBLIC HEALTH READINESS ACT.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING COMPENSATION FOR TEACHERS IN THE NATIONAL GUARD YOUTH CHALLENGE PROGRAM.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PUBLIC EMPLOYEES; AND TO PROHIBIT COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
REPEALING A STATUTE PROHIBITING THE POSSESSION OF A FIREARM IN CERTAIN LOCATIONS; AND MAKING TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
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 THE LAWS CONCERNING ABORTION FACILITIES.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY BOOT CAMP.
TO BE KNOWN AS THE "INTRASTATE FIREARMS PROTECTION ACT"; AND TO PREVENT THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT FROM REGULATING THE MANUFACTURE, ASSEMBLY, AND TRADE OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION WITHIN THE BORDERS OF ARKANSAS.
TO ALLOW THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION TO DESIGNATE A DIRECTOR OF THE ARKANSAS RACING COMMISSION.
TO ALLOW THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION TO EMPLOY THE DIRECTOR OF ARKANSAS TOBACCO CONTROL.
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 CREATE A NETWORK OF CERTIFIED ACADEMIC LANGUAGE THERAPISTS TO PROVIDE A SPECIALIZED DYSLEXIA INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA OR RELATED READING AND WRITTEN-LANGUAGE DIFFICULTIES.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING EXTRAORDINARY SESSIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PERMIT LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENT OF RULES OF PLEADING, PRACTICE, PROCEDURE, AND EVIDENCE FOR COURTS.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PERMITTING LIMITS ON AWARDS OF PUNITIVE AND NONECONOMIC DAMAGES.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PERMIT LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENT OF RULES OF PLEADING, PRACTICE, PROCEDURE, AND EVIDENCE FOR COURTS.

Committees

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