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Senator Steve Faris (D)

29476 Highway 67, Malvern, 72104

Senator Steve Faris (D)
Phone: 501-865-3333
Phone:
District: 27
District:
27
Seniority: 16
Seniority:
16
Occupation: Manager, Central Arkansas Telephone Cooperative
Occupation:
Manager, Central Arkansas Telephone Cooperative
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran: Army National Guard
Veteran:
Army National Guard
Public Service: Constitutional Convention Delegate 1995; House 1997, 1999, Senate 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007
Public Service:
Constitutional Convention Delegate 1995; House 1997, 1999, Senate 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO REVISE THE LAWS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM CONCERNING BENEFITS, CREDITED SERVICE, ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, EMPLOYEE AND EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS, AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SYSTEM.
TO REVISE THE LAWS OF THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM CONCERNING BENEFITS, CREDITED SERVICE, ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, EMPLOYEE AND EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS, AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SYSTEM.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF COMPENSATION UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS DISTRICT JUDGE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT TO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING BENEFITS UNDER THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO RENAME THE ARKANSAS GEOLOGICAL COMMISSION.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOGNITION OF OUT-OF-STATE CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSES.
CLARIFYING ARKANSAS LAWS CONCERNING BALLOT BEARERS, AUTHORIZED AGENTS, AND ADMINISTRATORS.
AN ACT TO REVISE THE CAP ON REIMBURSEMENT TO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS FOR SERVICES PROVIDED AND TO EXTEND THE TIME PERIOD REQUIRED FOR NOTICE TO BE GIVEN TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY.
TO UPDATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SERVICES.
TO ELIMINATE THE PRACTICAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT FROM THE COSMETOLOGY LAW.
AN ACT TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE ELECTION LAWS OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
TO CONTINUE CERTAIN STATE AGENCIES SCHEDULED TO BE ABOLISHED ON JUNE 30, 2007; TO ABOLISH CERTAIN STATE AGENCIES; AND TO REPEAL CHAPTER 39 OF TITLE 25 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE.
TO AMEND VARIOUS ARKANSAS LAWS PERTAINING TO THE STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING PROVISIONAL VOTING PROCEDURES.
AN ACT CONCERNING RECIPROCITY PROCEDURES ADMINISTERED BY THE ARKANSAS STATE POLICE FOR CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMITS.
AN ACT TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING PAPER BALLOTS.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES AND THE ARTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - THE WINTHROP ROCKEFELLER INSTITUTE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - ASSISTANCE TO THE RAYMOND PETTY CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF HEALTH - MAINTENANCE AND OPERATING EXPENSES FOR COUNTY HEALTH OFFICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE - COUNTY ELECTION ASSISTANCE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE EDUCATION - CAMP COUCHDALE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE OUACHITA TECHNICAL COLLEGE - CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND OPERATING EXPENSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
MAKING TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE PROVISIONS GOVERNING THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT TO EXEMPT MID-AMERICA SCIENCE MUSEUM FROM SALES AND USE TAX.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE PRACTICES.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - GRANTS FOR TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS FOR CITIES AND COUNTIES AND FOR COUNTY AND CITY ROADS, BRIDGES, RAIL AND PORTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY COMMISSION - ENHANCEMENT GRANTS FOR COUNTY FAIRS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO CREATE THE CHARITABLE BINGO AND RAFFLE OVERSIGHT COMMISSION.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE IN HANDLING CORPORATE FRANCHISE TAX REPORTS.
AN ACT AMENDING THE ELECTION LAWS OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS CONCERNING DESIGNATED BEARERS, AUTHORIZED AGENTS, AND ADMINISTRATORS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF ELECTION OFFICIALS AND ELECTION OFFICERS.
TO TRANSFER THE ARKANSAS DISTRICT JUDGE RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO CONDUCT A STUDY TO REVISE THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF DR. JOHN ALVIN VAUGHAN AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
ENCOURAGING THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO ADD THE BROWNS TO ITS MEMBERSHIP.
ENCOURAGING THE ARKANSAS GAME AND FISH COMMISSION TO ADOPT CERTAIN USES OF REVENUE GENERATED BY THE FAYETTEVILLE SHALE PLAY.
CONCERNING THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE STATE CHILDREN S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.
A RESOLUTION HONORING THE CENTENNIAL OF UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA, INC., (UPS) AND RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE COMPANY TO THE CITIZENS OF ARKANSAS.
COMMENDING MR. FRED JACKSON OF MALVERN, ARKANSAS UPON HIS RETIREMENT.
AN ACT AMENDING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING VOTING AND ELECTIONS.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING FEES, MONEYS, OR FUNDS RELATED TO OIL, GAS, OR OTHER MINERALS IN AND UNDER CERTAIN LANDS OWNED BY THE ARKANSAS STATE GAME AND FISH COMMISSION.
AMENDING THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO CREATE A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO HUNT, FISH, TRAP, AND HARVEST GAME.
A RESOLUTION HONORING THE CENTENNIAL OF UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA, INC., (UPS) AND RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE COMPANY TO THE CITIZENS OF ARKANSAS.
FOR THE CONFIRMATION OF MR. BILL ABERNATHY OF MENA, ARKANSAS, AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE ARKANSAS RURAL ENDOWMENT FUND, INC.
Primary Sponsor for House
AN ACT TO ENSURE THAT FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS WHO LOSE THEIR LIVES AS THE RESULT OF THEIR DUTIES RECEIVE BENEFITS UNDER FEDERAL LAW.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF COMPENSATION UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO CHANGE THE COMPOSITION AND REQUIREMENTS OF THE STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY.
AN ACT TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS ELECTION LAW CONCERNING EARLY VOTING.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR CHARITABLE BINGO AND RAFFLES.
AN ACT TO AMEND PORTIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW PERTAINING TO THE ARKANSAS BUILDING AUTHORITY.
AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYEES OF OR PERSONS CONTRACTING WITH AGENCIES PROVIDING SERVICES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION OR OTHER ENTITIES.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 21-4-505 ALLOWING TWO-YEAR COLLEGES TO COMPENSATE ALL EMPLOYEES FOR UNUSED SICK LEAVE AT RETIREMENT.
CoSponsor
AN ACT CONCERNING DUES FOR VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE ELECTION TO LEVY THE DUES OF A VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT SHALL INCLUDE DUES ON BUSINESSES.
AN ACT TO REPEAL THE GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ON MINI-WAREHOUSE AND SELF-STORAGE RENTAL SERVICES UPON CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
AN ACT CONCERNING CONCURRENT SERVICE IN POSITIONS COVERED BY THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEE S RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT ESTABLISHING MINIMUM ASSET MANAGEMENT STANDARDS FOR LOCAL PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS.
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNOR TO CREATE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND TO TRANSFER THE POWERS, DUTIES, APPROPRIATIONS AND OPERATIONS OF THE DIVISION OF HEALTH OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
AN ACT TO REMOVE THE DUTY TO RETREAT PRIOR TO THE USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING ACT OF 2003 TO EQUALIZE THE FUNDING PROVIDED FOR A DISTRICT WITH A GROWING OR DECLINING ENROLLMENT.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE DISTRICT COURT RESOURCE ASSESSMENT BOARD; TO CREATE A PILOT PROGRAM OF FULL-TIME DISTRICT COURT JUDGES THAT ARE EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; TO CONSOLIDATE CITY COURTS WITH DISTRICT COURTS.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE UAMS CANCER RESEARCH CENTER MATCHING FUND.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE LEAVE FOR STATE EMPLOYEES TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR CHILDREN'S EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER TO ASSESS RURAL RISK UNDERWRITING ASSOCIATION MEMBERS A FEE FOR THE EXPENSE OF MAILING FIRE DEPARTMENT RENEWAL SUBSCRIPTION NOTICES.
TO LIMIT THE SCOPE OF EMINENT DOMAIN POWER TO PROTECT PROPERTY OWNERS RIGHTS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION AND TO EQUALIZE TEACHER SALARIES IN HIGH-PRIORITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH SURROUNDING HIGHER PAYING SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
"ARKANSAS INTERSTATE HIGHWAY FINANCING ACT OF 2007."
IN HONOR OF THE LATE Q. BYRUM HURST SR., A HOT SPRINGS NATIVE AND ONE OF ARKANSAS' BEST KNOWN POLITICAL FIGURES.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF MR. J. E. DUNLAP, JR., AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
TO COMMEND TROY BUCK ON HIS INDUCTION INTO THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURAL HALL OF FAME.
COMMENDING MS. DEENA BURNETT FOR MAKING VITAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO CITIZENS IN ARKANSAS AND AROUND THE WORLD BY INSPIRING OTHERS TO BUILD A STRONG FOUNDATION OF CHARACTER, CONVICTION, AND COURAGE.
TO AUTHORIZE THE WIN ROCKEFELLER MEMORIAL SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE TO ACCEPT CONTRIBUTIONS AND COMMISSION A BUST IN HONOR OF THE LATE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR WINTHROP PAUL ROCKEFELLER.
HONORING THE DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE OF SENATOR JACK CRITCHER.
COMMENDING SENATORS JIM HILL, JIM ARGUE, DAVE BISBEE, AND JACK CRITCHER ON THEIR YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE ARKANSAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
CoSponsor for House
TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM PROPERTY TAX RELIEF CREDIT FOR A HOMESTEAD.
TO ALLOW MILITARY OFFICERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES TO RECEIVE THE SAME INCOME TAX EXEMPTION AS ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
TO EXEMPT DYED DISTILLATE SPECIAL FUEL FROM SALES AND USE TAX; TO IMPOSE A GALLONAGE TAX ON DYED DISTILLATE SPECIAL FUEL; TO EXCLUDE BIODIESEL FUEL FROM THE GALLONAGE TAX AND THE SALES AND USE TAX.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE INCOME TAX RELIEF FOR LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS.
TO REVISE THE REGIONAL MOBILITY AUTHORITY ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO FINANCE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COUNTY AID AND MUNCIPAL AID.
TO ESTABLISH THE GOVERNOR S COMMISSION ON GLOBAL WARMING; TO DIRECT THE COMMISSION TO STUDY ISSUES RELATED TO GLOBAL WARMING; AND TO ESTABLISH A GLOBAL WARMING POLLUTANT REDUCTION GOAL AND COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGIC PLAN.
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.

Committees

Committees
ex officio: ALC-PEER
ex officio: ALC-REVIEW