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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: 31
District:
31
Seniority: 3
Seniority:
3
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, 2011, 2013, 2015
Public Service:
House 2001, 2003, 2005, Senate 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO ESTABLISH A STATEWIDE REENGAGEMENT PROGRAM; TO INCREASE HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION THROUGH THE DIFFERENTIATED PATHWAY TO A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA PROGRAM.
TO MODIFY THE INSOLVENT CEMETERY GRANT FUND ACT; AND TO REVISE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS TO RECEIVE A GRANT FOR THE CARE AND IMPROVEMENT OF AN INSOLVENT OR FINANCIALLY DISTRESSED PERPETUAL CARE CEMETERY.
TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS STATE GAME AND FISH COMMISSION AND THE STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION TO PAY FOR THE ACCRUED LEAVE OF AN OFFICER WHO DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING TESTING AND ASSESSMENTS USED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
TO ALLOW A SIXTEEN (16) YEAR OLD TO PREREGISTER TO VOTE; AND TO AMEND AMENDMENT 51 OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK - JOE JONES MURAL GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK - INNOVATION CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - SICKLE CELL ANEMIA TASK FORCE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF AERONAUTICS - AVIATION TRAINING ACADEMY GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - GRANTS, PERSONAL SERVICES AND OPERATING EXPENSES FOR THE COMMISSION ON CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO REQUIRE THE PREPARATION OF A RACIAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR CERTAIN BILLS FILED WITH THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANTS TO ARKANSAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL 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 GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - 12TH STREET HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF STATE SERVICES FOR THE BLIND - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE PULASKI TECHNICAL COLLEGE - LITTLE ROCK - WEST SITE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS BETTER CHANCE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2015-2016 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK - NANOTECHNOLOGY CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO CREATE ADDITIONAL FORMS OF CUSTODY IN JUVENILE DELINQUENCY CASES.
TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR AWARDING THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM — PART 2 IF THERE ARE INSUFFICIENT FUNDS.
TO CLARIFY THE RIGHTS OF PUTATIVE PARENTS IN PROCEEDINGS REGARDING JUVENILES WHO ARE THE SUBJECTS OF PUTATIVE PARENT CLAIMS.
TO PROVIDE FOR IN-STATE, IN-COUNTY, IN-DISTRICT, LOCAL, OR RESIDENT TUITION FOR VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS, REGARDLESS OF RESIDENCE.
TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING SCREENING FOR DYSLEXIA; AND TO CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO SCREEN STUDENTS FOR DYSLEXIA.
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO ACCEPT EDUCATIONAL NEGLECT REPORTS AND TO ASSESS THE SAFETY OF ALL CHILDREN REGARDING ACCEPTED MALTREATMENT REPORTS.
TO CREATE AN INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN AWARDS, GRANTS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED BY A NONPROFIT VOLUNTEER SERVICE ORGANIZATION.
TO AMEND THE PURPOSES FOR NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH STATE CATEGORICAL FUNDING; AND TO SUPPORT PUBLIC SCHOOL PROGRAMS THAT IMPROVE THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS.
CONCERNING THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF ABUSE OF PUBLIC TRUST.
TO ESTABLISH A CITIZENS' REVIEW BOARD ON POLICING PRACTICES.
TO IMPROVE THE LEVEL OF INSURANCE FOR HEALTH CARE IN ARKANSAS; AND TO REQUIRE THAT HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION REGARDING THE HEALTH CARE INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM BE PROVIDED TO ENROLLEES OF THE HEALTH CARE INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING A SYSTEM-WIDE ASSESSMENT OF UNDERSERVED GEOGRAPHIC AREAS.
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SCHOOL OF INNOVATION.
TO REQUIRE CERTAIN STATE AGENCIES TO COOPERATE WITH PROFESSIONAL ENTITIES; AND TO ASSESS THE NEED FOR PROFESSIONALS WITH SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS WHO CAN RENDER SPECIALIZED SERVICES TO UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES.
TO RECOGNIZE ELIZABETH CALLAN FLANAGAN BUMPERS FOR HER WORK TO PROMOTE CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION; AND TO ENCOURAGE ARKANSAS FAMILIES TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER THE IMPORTANCE OF CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION.
TO RECOGNIZE BETTY FLANAGAN BUMPERS FOR HER WORK TO PROMOTE CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION; AND TO ENCOURAGE ARKANSAS FAMILIES TO CONSIDER SERIOUSLY THE IMPORTANCE OF CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION.
CoSponsor
TO EXEMPT STATE INSTITUTIONS, POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, AND ANY OTHER APPLICABLE ENTITY WITH TORT LIABILITY IMMUNITY FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO OBTAIN GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE WHEN OBTAINING A CHILD CARE FACILITY LICENSE.
TO ENACT THE UNIFORM PARTITION OF HEIRS PROPERTY ACT; AND TO MAKE RELATED TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING THE REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH DIABETES BY AUTHORIZING CERTAIN PUBLIC SCHOOL PERSONNEL TO BE TRAINED IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF INSULIN AND GLUCAGON.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING BOOK DEPOSITORIES.
TO ENSURE STATE-FUNDED PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS FOLLOW BEST PRACTICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION FAMILY ENGAGEMENT AND STAFFING QUALIFICATIONS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO PROMOTE TRANSPARENCY BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION OR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WHEN A SCHOOL DISTRICT IS TAKEN OVER BY THE STATE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS.
TO CREATE THE 2015 SCHOOL SAFETY ACT.
CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ARKANSAS P20W EDUCATIONAL DATA SYSTEM; AND TO IMPLEMENT THE ARKANSAS P20W EDUCATIONAL DATA SYSTEM ACT.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS.
TO CREATE THE STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY.
TO CREATE THE STATE OF ARKANSAS WORKFORCE RETENTION TASK FORCE; TO STUDY AND EVALUATE THE WAYS STATE AGENCIES COULD INCREASE EMPLOYEE RETENTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE A UNIFORM DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM TO LOCATE VETERANS IN ARKANSAS TO ENSURE APPROPRIATE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED FOR VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES.
TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES GRANTED UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO BE KNOWN AS THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM ACT OF 2015; TO IMPLEMENT MEASURES DESIGNED TO ENHANCE PUBLIC SAFETY AND REDUCE THE PRISON POPULATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN FEES, PENALTIES, AND FINES RELATING TO ELECTRONIC GAMES OF SKILL; TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR LAND-GRANT MATCH PAYMENTS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION; TO ENACT THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM; AND TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE OVERSIGHT OF COMMITMENT REDUCTION SERVICES.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF SENATOR DAVID W. WYATT AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
TO CONGRATULATE VICTORIA ALEXANDRA MALOCH FOR HER ELECTION TO THE 2014-2015 NATIONAL FFA OFFICER TEAM AS NATIONAL SECRETARY AND THE FIRST FEMALE NATIONAL FFA OFFICER FROM ARKANSAS.
TO COMMEMORATE PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY AND TO HONOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR COUNTRY.

Committees

Committees