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Senator Joyce Elliott (D)

P. O. Box 4248, Little Rock, 72214

Senator Joyce Elliott (D)
Phone: 501-603-9546
Phone:
District: 33
District:
33
Seniority: 20
Seniority:
20
Occupation: Director, Legislative Outreach, Southwestern Region, The College Board
Occupation:
Director, Legislative Outreach, Southwestern Region, The College Board
Church Affiliation: Nondenominational
Church Affiliation:
Nondenominational
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: House 2001, 2003, 2005, Senate 2009
Public Service:
House 2001, 2003, 2005, Senate 2009


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AMEND THE STATUTE CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS FIRE AND POLICE PENSION GUARANTEE FUND.
AN ACT TO ENSURE THAT THE LONGEVITY BENEFITS PROVIDED TO RETIREES UNDER THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS EXTEND TO THE SURVIVING SPOUSE AFTER THE RETIREE'S DEATH.
TO INCREASE THE SUPPLEMENTAL PAYMENTS FOR RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS OR THEIR SURVIVORS UNDER THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF FLUCTUATING WORKWEEK CALCULATIONS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEES OF POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE STATE.
TO ALLOW A PUBLIC SCHOOL TO EMPLOY A PERSON WHO IS A FAMILY MEMBER OF A BOARD MEMBER AS A TEACHER IN A CRITICAL TEACHING SHORTAGE AREA.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.
TO AUTHORIZE PUBLIC ADJUSTING BY PROVIDING INSURANCE CONSUMERS THE RIGHT TO EMPLOY THEIR OWN INSURANCE ADJUSTER.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANT TO CERTAIN LEARNING FACILITIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - MOSAIC TEMPLARS OF AMERICA CENTER FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE AND BUSINESS ENTERPRISE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY - ARKANSAS HOUSING TRUST FUND ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2011-2012 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK - NANOTECHNOLOGY CENTER APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2011-2012 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - MOSAIC TEMPLARS OF AMERICA CENTER FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE AND BUSINESS ENTERPRISE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - YOUTH BASEBALL PROGRAMS GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - OPERATING AND PROGRAMMATIC EXPENSES OF THE PARENTS FOR INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - GRANTS COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CAREER EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GRANTS AND AID GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK - NANOTECHNOLOGY CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE PULASKI TECHNICAL COLLEGE - HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FURNISHINGS AND EQUIPMENT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - STATE MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO PROVIDE A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR THE ARKANSAS BLACK HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION, INC.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - FILM FESTIVALS AND FILM INSTITUTES GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO REQUIRE AN EDUCATIONAL ADEQUACY IMPACT STATEMENT FOR PROPOSED BILLS THAT AFFECT THE STATE'S ABILITY TO PROVIDE AN EQUITABLE OPPORTUNITY FOR AN ADEQUATE EDUCATION IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ENSURE THAT CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA HAVE THEIR NEEDS MET BY THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.
TO EXPAND THE OBJECTIVES OF TEACHERS' PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS.
TO BE TITLED THE ARKANSAS RESTORATIVE JUSTICE RESPONSIBILITY ACT.
CREATE A STUDY TO EXPLORE HOW TO USE THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, RURAL SERVICES, PUBLIC AGENCIES, AND PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS IN ADDRESSING QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN UNDERSERVED AREAS.
TO AMEND § 6-17-2403; TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM TEACHER SALARY SCHEDULE; TO DECLARE AND EMERGENCY.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE DENIAL OF HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PREEXISTING CONDITIONS.
TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN INQUIRIES INTO A PERSON'S BACKGROUND ON AN APPLICATION FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.
CONCERNING THE HIRING PRACTICES OF CONTRACTORS FOR THE STATE.
TO REPEAL THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO REPORT GRADE INFLATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CHARTER SCHOOLS ACT OF 1999.
AN ACT TO CREATE A CULTURAL COMPETENCE INTERIM STUDY.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE MODIFICATION OF THE TAXABLE WAGE BASE UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW.
SUPPORTING THE TEACHING OF GEOGRAPHY IN OUR SCHOOLS.
RECOGNIZING THE MANY CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY AND THE BEST INTEREST OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS TO PROMOTE RELATIONSHIPS WITH TURKISH PEOPLE.
Primary Sponsor for House
TO ALLOW CITIES TO REMOVE VEHICLES FROM PRIVATE PROPERTY IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS.
TO MODIFY THE WAITING PERIOD CONCERNING THE EXCESS PROCEEDS FROM A NONJUDICIAL PUBLIC SALE.
CONCERNING CERTAIN POWERS OF THE MAYOR IN A CITY MANAGER FORM OF GOVERNMENT AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING THE ANNUAL VACATION OF FIRE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - HEALTH CLINIC AND SHELTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR FORMING A SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS AFTER ANNEXATION OR CONSOLIDATION.
CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP OF A MUNICIPAL PORT AUTHORITY AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP OF A MUNICIPAL HOUSING AUTHORITY AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CoSponsor
TO CREATE THE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ASSESSMENT FEE LEVIED ON HOSPITALS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR THE CITIZENS OF ARKANSAS.
TO ESTABLISH THE POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM ACT.
TO AMEND SEVERAL PROVISIONS OF THE LAW CONCERNING MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT TO CREATE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS OF A CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER.
AN ACT TO LIMIT FORENSIC EXAMINATIONS OF ALLEGEDLY ABUSED CHILDREN TO CHILD SAFETY CENTERS.
AN ACT TO EXTEND THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON SEXUAL OFFENSES.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE PARENTAL MONITORS ON SCHOOL BUSES.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE EACH COUNTY COURTHOUSE TO PROVIDE FOR CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION BROADCAST OF CHILD TESTIMONY IN CHILD MALTREATMENT CASES.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO UPDATE SCHOOL POLICIES WHEN A LAW REGARDING CHILD ABUSE IS AMENDED OR IS ADDED TO THE ARKANSAS CODE.
AN ACT TO EXPEDITE DNA ANALYSIS IN CASES OF ALLEGED CHILD ABUSE AND CHILD MALTREATMENT.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR UNLAWFUL DISCLOSURE OF INTERVIEW INFORMATION FROM A CHILD SAFETY CENTER OR CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE TO ACCEPT REPORTS OF INJURY TO A CHILD'S INTELLECTUAL, EMOTIONAL, OR PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT FROM A GUIDANCE COUNSELOR LICENSED AS A TEACHER.
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE PENALTY FOR EXPOSING A CHILD TO PORTRAYALS OF LIVE OR RECORDED SEX ACTS.
AN ACT TO ENSURE THAT EACH WOMAN WHO GIVES BIRTH IN A MEDICAL FACILITY RECEIVES EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS DESCRIBING SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME BEFORE THE WOMAN IS DISCHARGED.
AN ACT TO INCLUDE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS, ATHLETIC COACHES, AND COUNSELORS AMONG PERSONS WHO ARE GUILTY OF SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE SECOND DEGREE FOR SEXUAL CONTACT WITH A STUDENT LESS THAN TWENTY-ONE (21) YEARS OF AGE.
TO ESTABLISH A SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT MENTORING PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WATER SYSTEMS TO MAINTAIN A LEVEL OF FLUORIDE TO PREVENT TOOTH DECAY.
TO INCREASE THE ADDITIONAL FEE FOR FIREFIGHTER LICENSE PLATES TO FIVE DOLLARS ($5.00) AND HAVE THE FUNDS REMITTED TO THE ARKANSAS FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL BOARD; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE ASSESSMENT ON THE SALE OF RICE; TO REQUIRE THE BUYER TO COLLECT AND REMIT THE ASSESSMENT; TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF THE COLLECTED ASSESSMENTS AND CONSIDERATION OF PRODUCER PREFERENCES.
TO GRANT THE AUTHORITY FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ENERGY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS THAT WILL FUND LOANS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS AND CLEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - PLANT SCIENCE RESEARCH AND TEACHING FACILITIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO PROVIDE A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR THE ARKANSAS BLACK HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION, INC.
TO ENHANCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT PLANS.
TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY AND SLOW CORRECTIONS GROWTH.
CREATE A STUDY TO EXPLORE HOW TO USE THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, RURAL SERVICES, PUBLIC AGENCIES, AND PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS IN ADDRESSING QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN UNDERSERVED AREAS.
TO ALLOW AN AUXILIARY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER APPOINTED AS A RESERVE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TO ADMINISTER BLOOD ALCOHOL TESTS AND TO OPERATE A DEVICE TO DETECT EXCESSIVE SPEEDING.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS.
COMMEMORATING THE CENTENNIAL OF THE FOUNDING OF THE GIRL SCOUTS ON MARCH 12, 1912.
CoSponsor for House
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INCOME TAX RELIEF TO HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD TAXPAYERS WITH TWO (2) OR MORE DEPENDENTS.
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF A QUALIFYING DIAGNOSIS THAT ESTABLISHES CATEGORICAL ELIGIBILITY FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY SERVICES.
TO ALLOW CITIES TO REMOVE VEHICLES FROM PRIVATE PROPERTY IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS.
TO PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECOVERY AND RECYCLING OF USED COMPUTER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES.
REGARDING THE PROHIBITION AGAINST A SEX OFFENDER WORKING WITH CHILDREN.
TO CONFORM THE SALVAGE AUCTION BUYER'S IDENTIFICATION CARD LAW TO THE COMMERCE CLAUSE OF ARTICLE 1, § 8 OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - PLANT SCIENCE RESEARCH AND TEACHING FACILITIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO ESTABLISH THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS IN ARKANSAS BASED UPON THE 2010 FEDERAL DECENNIAL CENSUS.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ACCELERATION FUND WITHIN THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ACCELERATION FUND COMMITTEE.
TO ESTABLISH THE TEACHER EXCELLENCE AND SUPPORT SYSTEM AND ALIGN CURRENT LAW CONCERNING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TEACHER FAIR DISMISSAL WITH THE SYSTEM.
AN ACT TO ENHANCE THE PUBLIC INTEGRITY OF CERTAIN REGULATORY AGENCIES.
RECOGNIZING NATIONAL FFA WEEK.

Committees

Committees