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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: 2
Seniority:
2
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: No
Veteran:
No
Public Service: House 2001, 2003, 2005; Senate 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
Public Service:
House 2001, 2003, 2005; Senate 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
REQUIRING THE PAROLE BOARD TO ISSUE AND RELEASE FINDINGS OF FACT WHEN IT DENIES PAROLE OR TRANSFER TO A PERSON OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE FOR RELEASE ON PAROLE OR TRANSFER FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION.
TO BE KNOWN AS THE "PAROLE EQUITY ACT.
TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT ON A CHILD WITH A DISABILITY.
TO REQUIRE THAT A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF LOTTERY PROCEEDS BE NET PROCEEDS THAT ARE USED FOR SCHOLARSHIPS; AND TO REQUIRE THAT THE PERCENTAGE OF NET PROCEEDS USED FOR SCHOLARSHIPS INCREASE YEAR BY YEAR.
TO CONDUCT AN ASSESSMENT AND AUDIT OF THE CULTURE AND CLIMATE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION.
TO MODIFY THE STATUTES CONCERNING RISK-BASED CAPITAL.
TO ALLOW VOTER REGISTRATION AND BALLOT ACCESS FOR ELIGIBLE PERSONS INCARCERATED IN COUNTY JAILS.
TO PROMOTE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION AMONG ARKANSANS; TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS COMMUNITY REMEMBRANCE COMMISSION; AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE.
TO AMEND THE PATIENT PROTECTION ACT OF 1995; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AUTHORIZE AND EXPEDITE NECESSARY IMPROVEMENTS TO THE LITTLE ROCK NINE MEMORIAL ON THE STATE CAPITOL GROUNDS.
TO PROVIDE FOR THIRD-PARTY ALTERNATIVE TRANSITIONAL HOUSING FOR INMATES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE BUT LACK A RESIDENCE TO WHICH THE INMATE MAY BE RELEASED.
TO REQUIRE THAT NEW INMATES RECEIVE READING ASSESSMENTS AND DYSLEXIA SCREENINGS; TO REQUIRE READING AND DYSLEXIA SERVICES; AND TO REQUIRE CORRECTIONS TEACHERS KNOW BEST PRACTICES OF SCIENCE-BASED READING INSTRUCTION.
TO ONLY PERMIT SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS TO DISCIPLINE STUDENTS OR ACT IN THE CAPACITY OF A POLICE OFFICER WHEN STUDENTS OR SCHOOL EMPLOYEES ARE AT RISK OF HARM.
TO REQUIRE THAT YOUTHS UNDERGO READING ASSESSMENTS AND DYSLEXIA SCREENINGS; TO REQUIRE READING AND DYSLEXIA SERVICES; AND TO REQUIRE THAT DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES' TEACHERS KNOW BEST PRACTICES OF SCIENTIFIC READING INSTRUCTION.
CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 2; AND TO AMEND THE LAW WITH RESPECT TO AWARDS GRANTED UNDER THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 2.
TO CLARIFY THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967 AS IT RELATES TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS; AND TO REQUIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO COMPLY WITH THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967.
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.
TO RECOGNIZE THE VALUE OF COMMUNITY SCHOOLS IN IMPROVING ACHIEVEMENT AND STRENGTHENING FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.
TO COMMEND THE MISS HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION.
TO CELEBRATE AND RECOGNIZE THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM.
TO RECOGNIZE AND TO SUPPORT THE ARKANSAS POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN.
Primary Sponsor for House
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE PAYABLE RATE OF AN ANNUAL RETIREMENT BENEFIT RECEIVED BY A RETIRED MAYOR.
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.
CONCERNING THE PUNITIVE ISOLATION OR SOLITARY CONFINEMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE UNDER EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE.
TO CREATE A PILOT PROGRAM REGARDING INTRASTATE DISTRICT EXCHANGE EXPERIENCES.
TO REQUIRE A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT EXPELS A STUDENT TO OFFER TO THE EXPELLED STUDENT DIGITAL LEARNING COURSES OR ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR WHICH THE STUDENT MAY RECEIVE CREDIT.
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO REQUIRE ALL OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS TO BE RECORDED.
CONCERNING BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY.
CONCERNING THE POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO PROHIBIT SLAVERY AND INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE.
CoSponsor
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HEALTHY LIFESTYLE EDUCATION ACT OF 2019; AND TO ENSURE THE HEALTH CURRICULUM IN ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS ADDRESSES CERTAIN HEALTH ISSUES FACING STUDENTS.
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL REVENUE FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF HIGHWAYS, STREETS, AND BRIDGES IN THE STATE.
TO IMPOSE A PRIVILEGE TAX ON E-CIGARETTES; AND TO DESIGNATE THE REVENUES DERIVED FROM THE TAX ON E-CIGARETTES TO BE USED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES.
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.
TO CREATE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR THE PURCHASE OF AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE OR A HYBRID VEHICLE.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2019-2020 FISCAL YEAR.
TO PROMOTE HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM; TO ESTABLISH AREAS OF A CITY OR TOWN THAT HIGHLIGHT RESTAURANT, ENTERTAINMENT, AND HOSPITALITY OPTIONS; TO ESTABLISH TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT DESIGNATED ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS.
TO AMEND THE LAW TO ALLOW A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO BE RETURNED TO LOCAL CONTROL UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE CERTAIN LEVELS OF SUPPORT TO CERTAIN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS BASED ON READING SCORES; AND TO AMEND THE PURPOSES ON WHICH NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH STATE CATEGORICAL FUNDS MAY BE SPENT.
TO REMEMBER MATT DECAMPLE AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
TO RECOGNIZE THE CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY NOLAN RICHARDSON JR. TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AND TO REQUEST THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT FAYETTEVILLE NAME THE BASKETBALL COURT IN BUD WALTON ARENA IN HIS HONOR.
TO REMEMBER MATT DECAMPLE AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
CoSponsor for House
TO CREATE THE TEACHER SALARY ENHANCEMENT ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF LOTTERY PROCEEDS TO BE NET PROCEEDS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.
TO DESIGNATE CERTAIN ROUTES IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS AS THE "CAMDEN EXPEDITION SCENIC HIGHWAY".
TO ESTABLISH THE MATERNAL MORTALITY REVIEW COMMITTEE.
TO IMPROVE MATERNAL AND PERINATAL OUTCOMES BY CREATING THE MATERNAL AND PERINATAL OUTCOMES QUALITY REVIEW COMMITTEE.
TO AMEND THE DIGITAL PRODUCT AND MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2009.
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL REVENUE FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF HIGHWAYS, STREETS, AND BRIDGES IN THE STATE.
TO ESTABLISH THE PUBLIC SAFETY ACT OF 2019; TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1985; AND TO DEVELOP A NEXT GENERATION 911 SYSTEM.
TO END CHILD MARRIAGE; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT FOR MARRIAGE.
TO REQUIRE A STATE-SUPPORTED TWO-YEAR OR FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO DESIGNATE FROM AMONGST CURRENT STAFF MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION A HOMELESS AND FOSTER STUDENT LIAISON.
TO PROVIDE FOR MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT RATES THAT ADDRESS THE MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES; TO PROVIDE FOR IMMEDIATE AND ONGOING REGULAR REVIEWS OF MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT RATES AND METHODOLOGIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW TO ALLOW A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO BE RETURNED TO LOCAL CONTROL UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO ESTABLISH JOHN H. JOHNSON DAY AS A MEMORIAL DAY.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS DELTA MUSIC TRAIL ACT; TO PROMOTE TOURISM AND PROVIDE TAX INCENTIVES FOR ART PROJECTS ALONG DESIGNATED MUSIC HIGHWAYS IN THE STATE; AND TO REQUIRE SIGNAGE ALONG DESIGNATED MUSIC HIGHWAYS IN THE STATE.
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”.

Committees

Committees
Vice-Chair: ALC-PERSONNEL
Vice-Chair: JBC-PERSONNEL