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Representative Earnest Brown (D)

P. O. Box 6116, Pine Bluff, 71611

Representative Earnest Brown (D)
Phone: 870-534-6332
Phone:
District: 16
District:
16
Seniority: 72
Seniority:
72
Occupation: Attorney, Brown & McKissic Law Firm
Occupation:
Attorney, Brown & McKissic Law Firm
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: First Term in House 2007, Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore
Public Service:
First Term in House 2007, Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO CLARIFY THAT CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION SHALL NOT BE DISSEMINATED FOR NONCRIMINAL JUSTICE PURPOSES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO CLARIFY THE LAW ON CHILD SUPPORT ARREARAGES OWED BY A NONBIOLOGICAL FATHER.
TO EXEMPT CERTAIN DEATH OR DISABILITY BENEFITS OF COVERED PUBLIC EMPLOYEES OR THEIR SURVIVORS FROM LEGAL PROCESS.
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF THE STATUS OF A COURT PROCEEDING RELATED TO A MALTREATMENT ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION - GRANTS FOR SEWER EXPANSION PROJECTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - RENOVATIONS FOR CITY SERVICES OFFICES IN PINE BLUFF GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - GRANTS - CITY PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES AND GROUNDS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - EMPLOYEE JOB READINESS PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - SMALL BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP INCUBATOR GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF AERONAUTICS - AIRPORT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - VARIOUS GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - PATHWAYS TO COLLEGE PREPARATORY PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS COLLEGE - CONSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT AND OPERATING ASSISTANCE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANTS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES - GRANTS - SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE - LOCAL STATE POLICE GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - ARKANSAS EVALUATION CENTER CREATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO ESTABLISH THE "ARKANSAS SUBSIDIZED GUARDIANSHIP ACT" OF 2007.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 5-13-201 CONCERNING THE OFFENSE OF BATTERY IN THE FIRST DEGREE AND TO INCREASE THE PENALTY CLASSIFICATION FOR BATTERY IN THE FIRST DEGREE IF THE VICTIM IS FOUR (4) YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 5-2-316 CONCERNING THE CONDITIONAL RELEASE OF PERSONS ACQUITTED OF A CRIME BY REASON OF MENTAL DISEASE OR DEFECT.
TO AMEND THE PROCESS FOR ABSENTEE VOTING AND EARLY VOTING.
AN ACT TO ENSURE BETTER UTILIZATION AND COORDINATION OF THE STATE S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE RESOURCES DEVOTED TO SERVING CHILDREN, YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES.
AN ACT TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW PERTAINING TO THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSFER OF VOTER REGISTRATION FROM COUNTY TO COUNTY.
AN ACT TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF PATIENTS AT THE ARKANSAS STATE HOSPITAL, HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, AND COURT PERSONNEL.
AN ACT TO ENSURE THE SOLVENCY OF THE DEATH AND PERMANENT TOTAL DISABILITY TRUST FUND AND TO AMEND A PORTION OF THE ARKANSAS CODE WHICH RESULTED FROM INITIATED ACT 4 OF 1948.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 9-10-113 CONCERNING THE CUSTODY OF A CHILD BORN OUTSIDE OF MARRIAGE.
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW PERTAINING TO BAIL BONDS.
TO REQUIRE DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID (DNA) SAMPLES FROM PERSONS ADJUDICATED GUILTY OF QUALIFYING OFFENSES WHO ARE PLACED ON PROBATION OR RECEIVE SUSPENDED SENTENCES.
TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE TO RELEASE CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION TO AGENTS OF EMPLOYERS OR PERSONS WITH WRITTEN CONSENT.
TO PROMOTE THE HIRING AND RETENTION OF HANDICAPPED WORKERS BY ENSURING THE SOLVENCY OF THE SECOND INJURY FUND AND TO AMEND A PORTION OF THE ARKANSAS CODE WHICH RESULTED FROM INITIATED ACT 4 OF 1948.
TO REQUIRE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COST CONTROLS ON INMATE TELEPHONE CALLS BY THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION.
CONCERNING CITY COUNCILS AND THE SALE OF LIENS TO THIRD PARTIES.
TO GIVE CITIES MORE PURCHASING OPTIONS.
TO AMEND ASBESTOS STATUTES CONCERNING DEFINITIONS AND RULE CHANGES.
TO ALLOW CITIES TO DISPOSE OF OBSOLETE PROPERTY IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNOR TO CREATE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND TO TRANSFER THE POWERS, DUTIES, APPROPRIATIONS AND OPERATIONS OF THE DIVISION OF HEALTH OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
AN ACT TO AMEND GARRETT'S LAW RELATING TO CHILD MALTREATMENT PREVENTION.
AN ACT FOR THE SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS COLLEGE - THE SECONDARY CENTER OF EXCELLENCE TECHNOLOGIES COMPLEX GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES - TRUCKING, TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS FIELDS TUITION FORGIVENESS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT AMENDING ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING PROCEDURES AND DEADLINES FOR ELECTIONS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF ELECTION OFFICIALS AND ELECTION OFFICERS.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS EVALUATION CENTER.
CoSponsor
TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF THE GROSS RECEIPTS AND COMPENSATING USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR THE SALE OF A USED MOTOR VEHICLE.
AN ACT TO IMPOSE A BOOKING AND ADMINISTRATION FEE IN CERTAIN CASES FOR THE SUPPORT OF COUNTY JAILS OR REGIONAL DETENTION FACILITIES.
TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF UNLAWFUL CONSUMER LOANS.
AN ACT TO PROTECT SHOPPERS FROM EXPOSURE TO GERMS, VIRUSES, BACTERIA, AND OTHER CONTAMINANTS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 8-6-412 TO GIVE CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS THE POWER TO ENFORCE LAWS GOVERNING DISCARDED ITEMS ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY.
TO ALLOW MILITARY OFFICERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES TO RECEIVE THE SAME INCOME TAX EXEMPTION AS ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
TO EXEMPT DYED DISTILLATE SPECIAL FUEL FROM SALES AND USE TAX; TO IMPOSE A GALLONAGE TAX ON DYED DISTILLATE SPECIAL FUEL; TO EXCLUDE BIODIESEL FUEL FROM THE GALLONAGE TAX AND THE SALES AND USE TAX.
TO PROMOTE INSURANCE COVERAGE AND TO PROTECT BUSINESS FROM INSURANCE POLICY LIMITATIONS.
TO REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE 5-73-121 CONCERNING THE OFFENSE OF CARRYING A KNIFE AS A WEAPON.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS INFORMATION READING SERVICES FOR THE BLIND WITHIN THE DIVISION OF STATE SERVICES FOR THE BLIND OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
TO ENHANCE THE PENALTY FOR FINANCIAL IDENTITY FRAUD UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF NONFINANCIAL IDENTITY FRAUD; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 5-37-227.
TO PROVIDE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR LOW-INCOME TAXPAYERS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE GROCERY TAX RELIEF.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE WITH FUNERAL COSTS FOR NEEDY ARKANSANS AND TO CREATE A BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO STUDY METHODS FOR PROVIDING FUNERAL ASSISTANCE TO NEEDY ARKANSANS.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT FUND AND TO REPEAL OBSOLETE SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE RELATED TO ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND WEATHERIZATION.
TO EXTEND THE OBLIGATION TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
AN ACT TO CREATE FIVE (5) ADDITIONAL CIRCUIT JUDGESHIPS.
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX ON UTILITIES THAT ARE USED BY QUALIFYING AGRICULTURAL STRUCTURES AND QUALIFYING AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND AQUACULTURE EQUIPMENT.
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING IN THIS STATE.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE INCOME TAX RELIEF FOR LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS.
TO MINIMIZE THE SPREAD OF THE COMMUNICABLE DISEASE OF HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) CARRIED BY INMATES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION AND TO REQUIRE TESTING OR SCREENING.
TO PROVIDE NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS REGARDING RIGHTS TO LOWER ASSESSMENTS ON THE TAXPAYER'S HOMESTEAD USED AS A PRINCIPAL PLACE OF RESIDENCE AS CONTAINED IN THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION.
TO FURTHER DEFINE THE ACT OF VOYEURISM.
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE EARLY LITERACY SKILLS OF ARKANSAS CHILDREN BY CREATING A LITERACY SKILLS COMPONENT TO THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL LAW.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND EXTENSION PROGRAM - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT.
TO STRENGTHEN CITIZEN ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION, PUBLIC RECORDS, AND PUBLIC MEETINGS.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE MOBILE LEARNING COMMISSION.
TO LIMIT THE LOCATION OF ADULT-ORIENTED BUSINESSES IN PROXIMITY TO LOCATIONS FREQUENTED BY CHILDREN.
TO CREATE A CRIMINAL OFFENSE PROHIBITING SEX OFFENDERS FROM LIVING NEAR VICTIMS OR CONTACTING VICTIMS AND TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION ACT OF 1997.
AN ACT AMENDING ARKANSAS ELECTION LAW CONCERNING BALLOT BEARERS, AUTHORIZED AGENTS, AND ADMINISTRATORS.
TO AMEND THE TRAUMA SYSTEM ACT AND TO CREATE THE TRAUMA SYSTEM REVOLVING TRUST FUND.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - INTERMODAL AUTHORITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING ACT OF 2003 AND TO ENSURE THAT EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE RECEIVES THE FULL AMOUNT OF FOUNDATION FUNDING.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - RENOVATION AND REPAIRS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO REVISE THE REGIONAL MOBILITY AUTHORITY ACT.
AN ACT TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR ENDORSED CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSES THAT MAY BE TAUGHT ALONG WITH ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES IN HIGH SCHOOLS AND TO REPEAL THE CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSE APPROVAL PANEL.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE EDUCATION - SMALL MINORITY CONTRACTORS SURETY BONDING AND MENTOR PROTEGEE TRAINING PILOT PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANTS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE OFFICE OF THE TREASURER OF STATE - COUNTY AID AND MUNICIPAL AID APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT - HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS AND MAINTENANCE APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO FINANCE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COUNTY AID AND MUNCIPAL AID.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO - COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY AT CROSSETT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - MONTICELLO - THE SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS CORNERSTONE COALITION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - SENIOR TRANSPORTATION GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO - SCIENCE CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT - SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS INTERMODAL FACILITY STUDY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - JOHN H. JOHNSON CULTURAL AND ENTREPRENEURAL STUDIES CENTER EXPENSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO - COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY LAB UPGRADES AND EXPENSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - AQUACULTURE FISHERIES LAB UPGRADES AND EXPENSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - FOR SIGNAGE FOR WAR RELOCATION CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AUTHORIZE SIGNAGE FOR WAR RELOCATION CENTERS THAT WERE OPERATED BY THE WAR RELOCATION AUTHORITY DURING WORLD WAR II.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION - IRRIGATION PROJECT OPERATIONAL FUNDS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE GAME AND FISH COMMISSION - THE PURCHASE AND ACQUISITION OF PRAIRIE POINT TOWHEAD - BUCK ISLAND GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - THE YELLOW BEND PORT AUTHORITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ARKANSAS CHILD ABUSE/RAPE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMISSION - STATEWIDE GRANTS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - BIG REC PROJECT OPERATIONAL EXPENSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT OF CAPITAL NEEDS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO CREATE A GRANDPARENT PREVENTIVE CARE SUBSIDY PROGRAM IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
TO PERMIT PLACING A SECURITY FREEZE ON A PERSON'S CONSUMER REPORT, TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE PLACEMENT AND REMOVAL OF THE SECURITY FREEZE, AND TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF THE RIGHT TO OBTAIN A SECURITY FREEZE.
TO AMEND THE UTILITY FACILITY ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC PROTECTION ACT AND THE ARKANSAS MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY INTERLOCAL COOPERATION ACT OF 2003.
TO PROVIDE A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR THE SALE OF USED TEXTBOOKS TO STUDENTS ENROLLED IN AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO REPEAL ARKANSAS LAW THAT ALLOWS ISSUING COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSES TO RESIDENTS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE ARKANSAS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION CONCERNING COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AND STATE-FUNDED PROGRAMS FOR DEVELOPING TECHNICAL JOB SKILLS.
TO CLARIFY THE APPLICABILITY OF VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE REGARDING EXPUNGEMENT AND SEALING OF RECORDS OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS.
TO ESTABLISH A HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES GRANT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES OR THEIR EQUIVALENT FROM LOW INCOME FAMILIES TO BE USED AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO MONITOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE FREE TEXTBOOK ACT.
AN ACT CONCERNING PETITION REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW POLITICAL PARTIES.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE FIXING OF POLLING SITES BY THE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS.
TO IMPROVE COMMERCIAL DRIVER SAFETY BY REQUIRING THE REPORTING OF CERTAIN ALCOHOL OR DRUG TEST RESULTS FOR AN EMPLOYEE WHO HOLDS A COMMERCIAL DRIVER S LICENSE AND BY REQUIRING AN EMPLOYER TO OBTAIN A REPORT FROM THE DATABASE.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE NEWBORN UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD BANK FOR POSTNATAL TISSUE AND FLUID.
TO ESTABLISH THE GOVERNOR S COMMISSION ON GLOBAL WARMING; TO DIRECT THE COMMISSION TO STUDY ISSUES RELATED TO GLOBAL WARMING; AND TO ESTABLISH A GLOBAL WARMING POLLUTANT REDUCTION GOAL AND COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGIC PLAN.
AN ACT TO REESTABLISH FAIRNESS, TRANSPARENCY, AND COMPETITION IN THE BIDDING PRACTICES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLICLY FUNDED BUILDINGS, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND FACILITIES.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE COMMISSION ON CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP IN ARKANSAS TO PROVIDE TRAINING FOR COMMISSION MEMBERS.
AN ACT TO CREATE AN ARKANSAS HIV-AIDS MINORITY TASKFORCE AND TO COORDINATE STATEWIDE EFFORTS TO COMBAT THE DEBILITATING EFFECTS OF HIV-AIDS ON MINORITY ARKANSANS.
THE INCOME TAX PLEDGE ACT 0F 2007.
CONCERNING THE PREVENTION OF HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV), TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) TO CHILDREN AND TO REQUIRE A BLOOD TEST PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF MARRIAGE LICENSE.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A KNOCK-AND-ANNOUNCE WARRANT MAY BE EXECUTED.
TO CREATE THE BEVERAGE CONTAINER LITTER REDUCTION FEE PROGRAM AND TO REDUCE LITTER, FACILITATE BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING, AND REQUIRE LABELING OF BEVERAGE CONTAINERS.
TO PERMIT PLACING A SECURITY FREEZE ON A PERSON'S CONSUMER REPORT, TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE PLACEMENT AND REMOVAL OF THE SECURITY FREEZE, AND TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF THE RIGHT TO OBTAIN A SECURITY FREEZE.
TO PROMOTE THE CONTINUITY OF FAMILY CONNECTION BETWEEN CHILDREN AND PARENTS INCARCERATED IN THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF MR. JOHN A. EASON AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS CONTRIBUTION TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
RATIFYING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT EQUALITY OF RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED BY THE UNITED STATES OR ANY STATE ON ACCOUNT OF SEX.
REQUESTING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE CONGRESS TO SECURE OUR NATION S BORDERS AND TO DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION POLICY.
TO COMMEMORATE DAISY GATSON BATES ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2007.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
AN ACT TO RECOGNIZE, HONOR, AND PROTECT ARKANSAS CITIZENS WHO ARE SUMMONED TO SERVE AS JURORS IN ARKANSAS STATE COURTS; TO INCREASE THE RATE OF JUROR COMPENSATION; AND TO REIMBURSE COUNTIES FOR THE COSTS OF JURIES.
AN ACT TO REDUCE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF TIME THAT PETIT JURORS ARE REQUIRED TO SERVE.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT THE ENHANCED PROSPECTIVE JUROR LIST BE USED IN THE SELECTION OF ALL PROSPECTIVE JURORS IN ALL CIRCUIT COURT DIVISIONS.
AN ACT REGARDING THE RETENTION AND CONFIDENTIALITY OF CERTAIN COURT RECORDS.
AN ACT TO MAKE NURSING HOME STAFF POSTING AND RECORD-KEEPING CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL LAW.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION - ARKANSAS RIVER REGIONAL INTERMODEL FACILITIES AUTHORITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE UAMS CANCER RESEARCH CENTER MATCHING FUND.
AN ACT CONCERNING ADMINISTRATIVE RULES THAT IMPACT SMALL BUSINESS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION AND TO EQUALIZE TEACHER SALARIES IN HIGH-PRIORITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH SURROUNDING HIGHER PAYING SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE WITH FUNERAL COSTS FOR NEEDY ARKANSANS AND TO CREATE A BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO STUDY METHODS FOR PROVIDING FUNERAL ASSISTANCE TO NEEDY ARKANSANS.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF DR. JERRY DONAL JEWELL AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF HENRY WILKINS III AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
ENCOURAGING THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO ADD THE BROWNS TO ITS MEMBERSHIP.
CONCERNING THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE STATE CHILDREN S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.

Committees

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