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Senator Steve Faris

29476 Highway 67, Malvern, 72104

Senator Steve Faris
Phone: 501-865-3333
Phone:
District: 6
District:
6
Seniority: 32
Seniority:
32
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
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER CAMP COUCHDALE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS STUDY COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO AMEND THE JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM LAWS TO REDUCE GENERAL REVENUE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SYSTEM AND REVISE BASIC BENEFIT PROVISIONS.
TO INCREASE THE LUMP-SUM DEATH BENEFITS FOR ACTIVE AND RETIRED MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM LAW TO DEFINE THE NORMAL RETIREMENT AGE FOR THE SYSTEM AND TO ADD PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE NORMAL RETIREMENT AGE.
TO PROVIDE AN INCREASE IN THE ADDITIONAL MONTHLY BENEFIT FOR ALL RETIREES IN THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND THE EARNINGS LIMITATION FOR RETIREES OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO ALLOW RETIRANTS OF THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO BECOME AN ACTIVE MEMBER IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN T-DROP.
TO AMEND THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM AFFORDABLE HOUSING INVESTMENT ACT TO ALLOW THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO CONSTRUCT ASSISTED LIVING AND NURSING HOME BEDS.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF A POLICE PENSION AND RELIEF FUND OR OF A FIREMEN'S PENSION AND RELIEF FUND TO CHANGE BENEFIT STUCTURES INTO INCREASED BENEFITS FOR MEMBERS IN AN ECONOMICAL WAY.
AN ACT TO ALLOW THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF CLOSED POLICE PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS OR FIREMEN'S PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS TO MODIFY THEIR PLANS WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO CHANGE BENEFITS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 24-4-106 CONCERNING LIMITATIONS ON THE NUMBER OF STATE-AUTHORIZED RETIREMENT PLANS PROVIDED BY AN EMPLOYER
TO REVISE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT UNDER THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE SELECTION OF SENATE MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AND THE LEGISLATIVE JOINT AUDITING COMMITTEE.
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM LAW TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL TAX CODE.
TO ALLOW MEMBER TRUSTEES OF THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM BOARD TO CONTINUE TO SERVE AFTER THE NORMAL RETIREMENT AGE.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 24-6-303 CONCERNING CONTRIBUTIONS UNDER THE DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN.
AN ACT AMENDING THE ALTERNATE RETIREMENT PLAN FOR STATE COLLEGES.
TO INCREASE THE ANNUITY OPTION AMOUNTS FOR SPOUSAL COVERAGE UNDER THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO PROVIDE FOR AN ADJUSTMENT IN THE ANNUITIES OF THOSE MEMBERS WHO RETIRED EARLY UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 24, CHAPTER 7, SUBCHAPTER 8 AND 9, TO EXTEND THE TIME PERIOD FOR STAFF MEMBERS OF TECHNICAL COLLEGES, VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE EDUCATION T0 BECOME MEMBERS.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE ACT.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE BANK COMMISSIONER TO VOTE IN ORDER TO BREAK A TIE VOTE ON THE STATE BANKING BOARD.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE REGIONAL WATER DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT ACT.
AN ACT TO PERMIT VENUE IN COUNTIES OTHER THAN PULASKI COUNTY FOR ACTIONS AGAINST THE STATE.
AN ACT TO AMEND ADMINISTRATIVE ACCOUNTING PROVISIONS.
AN ACT TO EXTEND DROP PARTICIPATION.
TO PROVIDE THAT ANY JUDGE REMOVED FROM OFFICE SHALL NOT THEREAFTER BE APPOINTED OR ELECTED TO SERVE AS A JUDGE.
AN ACT TO AMEND ANNUITY OPTION PROVISIONS.
TO CORRECT AN OVERSIGHT IN THE DEADLINE FOR INTRODUCTION OF PUBLIC RETIREMENT LEGISLATION.
TO PROVIDE BENEFIT INCREASES FOR RETIREES AND BENEFICIARIES OF THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM RETIRED BEFORE JULY 1, 2001.
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE SERVICE MULTIPLIER AND BENEFITS TO CURRENT RETIRANTS AND BENEFICIARIES.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR DEATH BENEFITS FOR CERTAIN FORMER MEMBERS.
AN ACT TO CREATE A PARTIAL ANNUITY WITHDRAWAL PROVISION.
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS DENTAL PRACTICE ACT REGARDING DENTAL HYGIENISTS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 12-14-104 CONCERNING THE TERRITORY OF THE STATE CAPITOL POLICE.
THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED ACT OF 2001.
THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED ACT OF 2001.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-43-101 (c) CONCERNING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AND THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF.
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT.
TO INCREASE THE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR REPEAT DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED OFFENSES.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE OUACHITA RIVER COMMISSION.
AN ACT CONCERNING THEFT OF CERTAIN PROPERTY DURING PERIODS OF EMERGENCY.
AN ACT CONCERNING RETIREMENT AND SURVIVORS' BENEFITS OF RETIRED CIRCUIT, CHANCERY, AND APPELLATE JUDGES WHO ARE ELECTED OR APPOINTED TO A STATE JUDICIAL OFFICE AFTER RETIREMENT.
AN ACT TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS AND REVISIONS TO ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 24 CHAPTERS 2, 3, 4, AND 6 CONCERNING PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PLANS.
REQUESTING THE SENATE AND HOUSE INTERIM COMMITTEES ON STATE AGENCIES AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS TO CONDUCT A STUDY TO DETERMINE MEANS AND METHODS OF ENHANCING THE USE OF CONSTABLES.
REQUESTING THE SENATE AND HOUSE COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE, AND LABOR TO CONDUCT AN INTERIM STUDY OF THE HEALTH RISKS OF CELL PHONE USE.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO PROHIBIT DEFICIT SPENDING BY THE STATE AND TO INCORPORATE THE REVENUE STABILIZATION CONCEPT INTO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF FORMER REPRESENTATIVE ODE MADDOX AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS INVALUABLE SERVICE TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND TO HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
RECOGNIZING THE BROWNS - JIM ED, MAXINE, AND BONNIE - AS OUTSTANDING ARKANSANS.
RECOGNIZING EMU AWARENESS WEEK.
IN HONOR OF TROY BUCK AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO AGRICULTURE EDUCATION, AND TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
Primary Sponsor for House
TO PROVIDE THE SPOUSES OF RETIRED FIREFIGHTERS WITH A PENSION BENEFIT AFTER THE DEATH OF THE RETIREE.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 9-13-101 TO PROVIDE THAT GRANDPARENTS WHO HAVE HAD CONTINUOUS CUSTODY OF GRANDCHILDREN SHALL RECEIVE NOTICE AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD IN CHILD PROCEEDING AND DEPENDENCY-NEGLECT PROCEEDINGS.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS STATE ELECTION IMPROVEMENT STUDY COMMISSION.
TO CHANGE THE DWI THRESHOLD FROM 0.10% TO 0.08.
TO EXTEND THE LOPFI TEMPORARY ANNUITY BENEFIT UNTIL THE AGE WHEN FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS ARE PAID AND TO INCREASE THE BENEFIT MULTIPLIER.
AN ACT TO AMEND PORTIONS OF THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING AND BUDGETARY PROCEDURES LAW PERTAINING TO THE PROCESSING OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTS AND BID BONDS.
TO CHANGE THE CALCULATION OF THE FIRE PROTECTION FUND'S PORTION OF THE INSURANCE PREMIUM TAXES USED FOR POLICE AND FIRE PENSION FUNDS.
TO RETROACTIVELY APPLY THE ADDITIONAL BENEFIT FOR DISABLED FIRE FIGHTERS UNDER FIREMEN'S PENSION FUND TO JANUARY 1,1983.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE OUACHITA RIVER COMMISSION.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE USE OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES.
AN ACT TO ENSURE EQUAL GE0GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION ON THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION BY APPOINTING THE MEMBERS FROM CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE TO INCREASE THE COLLECTION FEE ON WORTHLESS CHECKS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE FUNDS RECEIVED BY THE STATE FROM THE MASTER SETTLEMENT WITH TOBACCO COMPANIES AND TO REPEAL INITIATED ACT 1 OF 2000.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 5-36-107 TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR THEFT OF TRADE SECRET.
AN ACT TO MAKE IT UNLAWFUL TO USE OR POSSESS THEFT DETECTION SHIELDING DEVICES OR A THEFT DETECTION DEVICE REMOVER.
AN ACT TO REGULATE THE OWNERSHIP AND BREEDING OF WOLVES AND WOLF-DOG HYBRIDS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 21-4-501 TO COMPENSATE ARKANSAS STATE EMPLOYEES OR THEIR BENEFICIARIES FOR ACCUMULATED UNUSED SICK LEAVE.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 17-19-208 TO REQUIRE PROFESSIONAL BAIL BOND COMPANIES TO FILE A SUPERSEDEAS BOND PENDING APPEAL OF A LICENSE REVOCATION BASED ON UNPAID JUDGEMENTS.
TO REQUIRE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO PROVIDE SPACE AND REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR AN EMPLOYEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ACT AS LIAISON BETWEEN THE PSC AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGARDING UTILITY ISSUES.
COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE RISON "WILDCATS" FOR WINNING THE STATE AA HIGHSCHOOL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE ANNOTATED 12-12-211(c) TO ALLOW CONSTABLES ACCESS TO INFORMATION FROM THE ARKANSAS CRIME INFORMATION CENTER.
TO AUTHORIZE A MAXIMUM FOUR PERCENT (4%) COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR TEACHER RETIREMENT RETIREES WHEN FEASIBLE.
TO PROVIDE A LUMP-SUM BENEFIT TO BENEFICIARIES OF RETIREES OF THE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO BE PAID AT THE RETIREES' DEATH.
TO CLARIFY THE AMOUNT DUE A RETIREE OF THE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR BENEFITS TO OFFSET THE COST OF HEALTH INSURANCE.
TO PROVIDE MEMBERS OF THE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM AN INCREASE IN THE MULTIPLIER AND TO GIVE RETIRANTS AND BENEFICIARIES AN INCREASE IN BENEFITS.
TO ALLOW SERVICE CREDIT FOR CERTAIN DUAL FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF TIMBER THEFT.
TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ELECTRIC CONSUMER CHOICE ACT OF 1999.
ENTITLES THE SURVIVING SPOUSE OF RETIRED FIREMEN TO BENEFITS UNDER FIRE PENSION FUNDS AND ELIMINATES CERTAIN ACTUARIAL COSTS FOR POLICE PENSION FUNDS.
AN ACT TO CREATE AN OWNER-USER INSPECTION PROGRAM FOR THE INSPECTION OF BOILERS OR OTHER PRESSURE VESSELS.
AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 23-87-117 PERTAINING TO THE DEFINITION OF COMPENSATION AS USED IN THE MODEL ACT FOR THE REGULATION OF CREDIT LIFE INSURANCE AND CREDIT DISABILITY INSURANCE.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS ARKANSAS ETHICS AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE STATUTES.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 23-110-105 TO CLARIFY THE DISTRIBUTION OF RACING PASSES.
AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES INSURANCE PROGRAM.
ENTITIES WHICH RECEIVE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT PROCEEDS SHALL ACCOUNT FOR THOSE FUNDS SEPARATELY; FUNDS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ANNUAL REVIEW/AUDIT BY LEGISLATIVE AUDIT.
AN ACT TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FOR PERSONS OVER 65.
REQUESTING THE SENATE AGRICULTURE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE TO STUDY WAYS TO ASSIST RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS.
CoSponsor for House
TO REQUIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO INSTALL INTERNET FILTERS OR OBTAIN INTERNET ACCESS CONNECTIVITY FROM A PROVIDER THAT PROVIDES FILTER SERVICES TO LIMIT ACCESS TO MATERIAL THAT IS HARMFUL TO MINORS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 26-26-1902 RELATING TO THE FREQUENCY OF COUNTY REAPPRAISALS.
AN ACT TO ALLOW TEACHERS AND OTHER SCHOOL EMPLOYEES TO RECEIVE GIFTS OR COMPENSATION IN RECOGNITION OF THE EMPLOYEE'S CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATION.
THE SAFE HAVEN ACT.
TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF NORMAL RETIREMENT AGE FOR A PERSON WHO HAS EIGHT YEARS OF ACTUAL SERVICE AS A SHERIFF AND AT LEAST TWO YEARS OF SERVICE IN ANY STATE-SUPPORTED RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE TIMBER HARVESTING EQUIPMENT EXEMPTION FROM THE ARKANSAS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX AND THE ARKANSAS COMPENSATING TAX SHALL NOT EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2001
AN ACT TO REINSTATE THE ACCEPTED-WORK DOCTRINE.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 9-27-401 OF THE JUVENILE CODE TO PROVIDE COUNSEL FOR INDIGENT PARENTS OR GUARDIANS IN DEPENDENCY-NEGLECT CASES.
TO PROVIDE CITIES AND TOWNS WITH AUTHORITY TO BUILD FACILITIES OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS TO HOUSE FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT AND FIRE FIGHTERS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 15, CHAPTER 57, SUBCHAPTER 3 TO CHANGE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF CIVIL PENALTY THAT THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY CAN ASSESS.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE JUVENILE CODE.
TO PROHIBIT A PERSON FROM PROFITING FROM SPONSORSHIP OF AN INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM, OR CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT WHICH PROPOSES THE SALE OF COUNTY OR MUNICIPAL PROPERTY.
ESTABLISH AN INCOME TAX CHECKOFF FOR THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AND THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE BURDEN OF PROOF IN ESTABLISHING AN OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE UNDER THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWS.