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Representative Steve Faris

29476 Highway 67, Malvern, 72104

Representative Steve Faris
Phone: 501-865-3333
Phone:
District: 18
District:
18
Seniority: 35
Seniority:
35
Occupation: Manager, Central Arkansas Telephone Cooperative
Occupation:
Manager, Central Arkansas Telephone Cooperative
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Constitutional Convention Delegate 1995; House 199
Public Service:
Constitutional Convention Delegate 1995; House 199


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AUTHORIZE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO RETIRE AFTER TWENTY-EIGHT (28) YEARS OF CREDITED SERVICE.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT COMMERCIAL DIAMOND MINING AT THE CRATER OF DIAMONDS STATE PARK.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND VARIOUS OTHER RETIREMENT SYSTEMS.
AN ACT TO ENSURE EQUAL GEOGRAPHIC REPRESENTATION ON THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION BY APPOINTING THE MEMBERS FROM CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT.
TO ALLOW RETIRANTS OF THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO ELECT TO SUSPEND BENEFITS.
TO ELIMINATE THE NON-CONTRIBUTORY OPTION FOR NEW MEMBERS AND TO ALLOW A ONE-TIME IRREVOCABLE CHOICE FOR ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO PROVIDE A WAIVER OF THE EARNINGS LIMITATIONS UNDER THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND THE TEACHER RETIREMENT LAWS TO REFLECT THE ACTUAL INTENT OF SECTION 4 OF ACT 992 OF 1997.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE PURCHASE OF FRACTIONAL YEARS OF OUT-OF-STATE SERVICE AND PRIVATE SCHOOL SERVICE FOR TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO PROVIDE THAT EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH AUTOMATING THE ACCOUNTING NEEDS OF THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM SHALL BE BORNE BY THAT SYSTEM.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE ANNOTATED SECTION 24-5-117 REGARDING THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 17-82-201 TO GRANT THE DENTAL HYGIENIST MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS THE SAME VOTING PRIVILEGES AS THE OTHER MEMBERS.
ALLOWS CITY CLERKS, RECORDERS OR TREASURERS TO PREPARE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE PENSION FUND REPORTS.
TO PRESCRIBE THE AUTHORITY OF CITIES AND COUNTIES WITH CITY OR COUNTY MUNICIPAL JUDGES’ AND CLERKS’ PENSION PLANS WITH ASSETS IN EXCESS OF $100,000 IN COUNTIES HAVING A POPULATION OF AT LEAST 150,000 PERSONS TO EMPLOY AN INVESTMENT ADVISOR.
TO INCREASE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ARKANSAS FIRE AND POLICE PENSION REVIEW BOARD.
TO PRESCRIBE THE AUTHORITY OF FIRST OR SECOND CLASS CITIES WITH MUNICIPAL JUDGES’ AND CLERKS’ PENSION PLANS WITH ASSETS IN EXCESS OF $100,000 TO EMPLOY AN INVESTMENT ADVISOR TO INVEST PLAN ASSETS PURSUANT TO CITY POLICY.
TO PRESCRIBE THE AUTHORITY OF BOARDS OF TRUSTEES OF CITIES HAVING NON-UNIFORM EMPLOYEE PENSION PLANS WITH ASSETS IN EXCESS OF $100,000 TO EMPLOY AN INVESTMENT ADVISOR TO INVEST PLAN ASSETS PURSUANT TO BOARD POLICY.
COUNTY OFFICIALS SALARY ACT
PROVIDES FOR PURPOSES OF TEACHER RETIREMENT, BENEFITS SHALL BE CALCULATED ON CONTRACT SALARY AS OPPOSED TO ACTUAL SALARY.
AN ACT TO MAKE CORRECTIONS TO PROVISIONS CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY FOR BENEFITS UNDER THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF QUALIFIED VOTERS.
AN ACT CONCERNING A TEMPORARY ANNUITY UNDER A RETIREMENT PLAN COVERING ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.
AN ACT TO DEFINE TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT FOR RETIREMENT PURPOSES UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 7-5-409 PERTAINING TO MATERIALS FURNISHED TO QUALIFIED VOTERS; TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 7-5-412 PERTAINING TO THE MARKING AND RETURN OF BALLOTS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 7-5-201 PERTAINING TO VOTER QUALIFICATION.
TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ARKANSAS STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION.
AN ACT FOR THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMISSION SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT CONCERNING PER DIEM COMPENSATION OF COUNTY QUORUM COURT MEMBERS.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS INSTITUTION FOR ADVOCACY FOR THE DEAF.
AN ACT TO RENAME THE ‘OFFICE OF RURAL ADVOCACY’ AS THE ‘DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES’.
TO PROVIDE FOR EXTENSION OF THE TERMS OF TWO CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE STATE BOARD OF NURSING TO EFFECTUATE A MORE EVEN STAGGERING OF TERMS OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.
AN ACT CONCERNING CIVIL ACTIONS FILED IN PULASKI COUNTY PURSUANT TO LAWS ESTABLISHING VENUE IN PULASKI COUNTY FOR ALL SUCH ACTIONS IN THE STATE.
TO PROVIDE PATIENT PROTECTIONS FOR HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION ENROLLEES.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS RESPIRATORY CARE ACT.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE AUCTIONEERS TO COMPLETE SIX (6) HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION ANNUALLY; TO PROVIDE THAT THE CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS SHALL BE APPROVED BY THE AUCTIONEER'S LICENSING BOARD.
TO PROVIDE PATIENT PROTECTIONS FOR HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION ENROLLEES.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION TO MORE CLEARLY PROHIBIT DEFICIT SPENDING AND BY INCORPORATING THE REVENUE STABILIZATION CONCEPT INTO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
TO INCREASE THE LUMP-SUM BENEFIT PAID TO THE SURVIVORS OF MEMBERS OF THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM (TRS) AND TO GIVE A BENEFIT TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN.
TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF ‘SALARY’ UNDER THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND TO REPEAL A PROVISION OF LAW DEALING WITH AN ALTERNATE DEFINITION OF SALARY.
TO ALLOW RETIRANTS OF THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO CHANGE RETIREMENT OPTIONS UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
TO PROVIDE MINIMUM BENEFITS FOR TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM MEMBERS WITH 10 OR MORE YEARS OF SERVICE.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS CAMPAIGN AND ETHICS LAWS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
TO PROVIDE AUTHORITY FOR THE TRS-BOARD OF TRUSTEES, WHEN ACTUARIALLY APPROPRIATE, TO COMPOUND THE COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR RETIRANTS AND OTHER BENEFICIARIES.
AN ACT TO ADOPT THE INTERSTATE NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT.
TO REDUCE THE EARLY RETIREMENT PENALTIES FOR TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO CREATE THE ‘ARKANSAS WHISTLE-BLOWER ACT’ TO PROTECT PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FROM DISCHARGE OR RETALIATION FOR REPORTING GOVERNMENT WASTE OR VIOLATIONS OF LAW.
TO PROVIDE AUTHORITY FOR THE TRS-BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO INCREASE THE BENEFIT MULTIPLIER FOR MEMBERS AND TO PROVIDE FOR COMPARABLE INCREASES TO RETIREES.
TO EXEMPT THE SALE OF DIGITAL BROADCAST EQUIPMENT TO LICENSED T.V. AND RADIO STATIONS FROM THE ARKANSAS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM; TO REVISE VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE TIER TWO BENEFIT PLAN FOR THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS FOR THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND EXPAND THE PURCHASE OF OVERSEAS SERVICE CREDIT AND CHANGE THE METHOD OF COMPUTING THE PURCHASE SERVICE CREDIT.
THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM AFFORDABLE HOUSING INVESTMENT ACT TO OPERATE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FACILITIES, NURSING FACILITIES, AND SIMILAR FACILITIES AS INVESTMENTS.
AN ACT TO ALLOW RETIRED SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS TO TEACH IN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS INSTITUTION FOR ADVOCACY FOR THE BLIND.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 10-2-115 ESTABLISHING THE DEADLINE FOR INTRODUCTION OF RETIREMENT BILLS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO ALLOW A PERSON WITH A CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE TO CARRY ANY HANDGUN HE OR SHE CHOOSES.
AN ACT TO REDUCE THE CAPITAL GAINS TAX FOR TAXABLE YEAR 1999 AND TO ABOLISH THE TAX FOR TAXABLE YEARS THEREAFTER.
TO REQUIRE ALL BOARD AND COMMISSION MEMBERS TO REPORT CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS IN EXCESS OF FIFTY DOLLARS MADE BY THEM, THEIR SPOUSES AND THEIR BUSINESSES.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS RICE RESEARCH AND PROMOTION ACT.
AN ACT TO ENCOURAGE THE DONATION OF FIRE CONTROL OR FIRE RESCUE EQUIPMENT TO THE ARKANSAS FORESTRY COMMISSION FOR USE BY THE COMMISSION OR FOR DISTRIBUTION TO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE ARKANSAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL NOT MEET ON THE THIRD MONDAY IN JANUARY IN RESPECT TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND IN OBSERVANCE OF HIS BIRTHDAY
TO MAKE THE HEARINGS AND RECORDS OF CERTAIN JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND THE MEDIA.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 8-6-704 PERTAINING TO THE AUTHORITY OF REGIONAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARDS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
TO CREATE A COLLEGE OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK.
TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL INCENTIVES TO STATE EMPLOYEES TO DECREASE THEIR USE OF SICK LEAVE.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE SALE OF HAND-HELD LASER POINTERS TO MINORS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 24-11-301 CONCERNING THE APPROPRIATION OF INSURANCE PREMIUM TAXES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
TO ELIMINATE THE NON-CONTRIBUTORY OPTION FOR MOST NEW MEMBERS AND TO ALLOW A ONE-TIME IRREVOCABLE CHOICE FOR ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO PROVIDE A WAIVER OF THE EARNINGS LIMITATIONS UNDER THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO REDUCE PUBLICATIONS DISTRIBUTED AND PUBLISHED BY STATE AGENCIES.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - FOR THE BILL CLINTON BIRTHPLACE HOME CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE PRENATAL AND EARLY CHILDHOOD NURSE HOME VISITATION PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF WORLD WAR II VETERAN, KOREAN WAR VETERAN, VIETNAM VETERAN, AND PERSIAN GULF VETERAN LICENSE PLATES.
THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE AMONG HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS ACT.
TO PREEMPT LOCAL UNITS OF GOVERNMENT FROM FILING LAWSUITS AGAINST FIREARM AND AMMUNITION MANUFACTURERS FOR DAMAGES FROM THE LAWFUL SALE OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION TO THE PUBLIC.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE MUNICIPAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS TO PROVIDE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS ON APPLICANTS TO PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 11-4-218 TO EXEMPT THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FROM PAYMENT OF COURT COSTS IN ACTIONS TO ENFORCE THE STATE MINIMUM WAGE LAW.
THE BOILER OMNIBUS ACT.
AN ACT CONCERNING A DESIGNATED NUMBER PLAN FOR EACH LOCAL EXCHANGE.
TO PROVIDE THAT THE CITIES, TOWNS OR FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS QUALIFIED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FIRE AND POLICE PENSION FUND SHALL NOT INCUR EXPENSES FOR THIS QUALIFICATION.
TO AUTHORIZE A MUNICIPAL JUDGE TO SIT AS AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE IN CITIES THAT ADOPT A FAIR HOUSING ORDINANCE.
TO REQUIRE RESTITUTION FOR THEFT OF SERVICES WHICH INVOLVE PUBLIC UTILITIES AND TO ENHANCE THE PENALTIES WHERE THE THEFT RESULTS IN ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A DENTAL POINT OF SERVICE OPTION IN HEALTH CARE PLANS.
TO REPEAL CERTAIN OBSOLETE STATUTES THAT HAVE BEEN SUPERSEDED BY REGULATIONS OF THE ARKANSAS STATE GAME AND FISH COMMISSION.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 16-90-702 AND 16-90-716 TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL REPARATIONS TO VICTIMS WHOSE INJURIES ARE CATASTROPHIC AND RESULT IN A TOTAL AND PERMANENT DISABILITY.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF REGULATORY AGENCIES OF THIS STATE FROM ACCEPTING EMPLOYMENT WITH THEIR REGULATED INDUSTRIES WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER LEAVING OFFICE OR EMPLOYMENT.
DECLARING ‘JOHNNY CASH DAY' IN ARKANSAS AND HONORING JOHNNY CASH AS A NATIVE ARKANSAN.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAM K. ‘MAC’ MCGEHEE, JR. AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
REQUESTING THE ARKANSAS ENTERTAINERS HALL OF FAME BOARD TO INDUCT ENOS ‘SKEETS’ MCDONALD INTO THE HALL OF FAME.
TO AMEND THE HOUSE RULES TO ADD A PROVISION CONCERNING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS.
FOR A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF ENACTING LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE FOR COUNTYWIDE TOLL FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE.
COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY INDIANS MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM AND HEAD COACH DICKEY NUTT ON THEIR OUTSTANDING 1998-99 REGULAR SEASON.
TO EXPRESS THE INTENT OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THAT ALL FORMER MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ARE AUTHORIZED AND ENCOURAGED TO WEAR THEIR HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LAPEL PINS.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL DUCKS UNLIMITED MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES.
REGULATING STATE EMPLOYMENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS, AND THEIR SPOUSES; ESTABLISHES PROCEDURES REGARDING THEIR ENTERING INTO GRANTS, CONTRACTS OR LEASES WITH THE STATE.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROTECTION OF LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY RESIDENTS.
TO CLARIFY THE LAW GRANTING SICK LEAVE TO MUNICIPAL FIRE FIGHTERS.
TO REQUIRE THAT SCHOOL DISTRICTS BE IN SUBSTANTIAL COMPLIANCE WITH PROVISIONS OF THE TEACHER FAIR DISMISSAL ACT.
PERFORMANCE-BASED PROGRAM BUDGETING AND STRATEGIC PLANNING PILOT PROGRAM
TO CHANGE THE NORMAL RETIREMENT AGE FOR LOPFI TO PERMIT RETIREMENT AT ANY AGE WITH 28 YEARS OF SERVICE.
THE PROSTATE CANCER ACT OF 1999.
TO ESTABLISH AND PROMOTE A UNIFORM SYSTEM OF REAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS WITHIN EACH COUNTY OF THE STATE.
TO SUBSTITUTE ACCREDITATION SURVEYS BY THE JOINT COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION FOR STATE LICENSING SURVEYS FOR HOSPITALS WHICH ARE ACCREDITED.
TO IMPOSE MINIMUM STAFFING REQUIREMENTS IN ARKANSAS NURSING FACILITIES\NURSING HOMES.
THE EXTENDED JUVENILE JURISDICTION ACT.
THE PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS ACT.
TO PERMIT CITIES TO ADOPT ORDINANCES CONCERNING FAIR HOUSING THAT MEET GUIDELINES OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT.
TO AMEND SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF ACUPUNCTURE AND RELATED TECHNIQUES.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKIDS FIRST PROGRAM TO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN UP TO TWO HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY GUIDELINE.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY COMMISSION - CONSTRUCTION AND VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE PIKE COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO REVISE THE ARKANSAS PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND PUBLIC ASSISTANCE REFORM ACT.