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Senator Steve Faris (D)

29476 Highway 67, Malvern, 72104

Senator Steve Faris (D)
Phone: 501-337-7307
Phone:
District: 27
District:
27
Seniority: 11
Seniority:
11
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, 2009
Public Service:
Constitutional Convention Delegate 1995; House 1997, 1999, Senate 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009
Biography: Steve Faris.pdf
Biography:


Bill Title Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
SB103 TO PROHIBIT APPROVAL OF CERTAIN COSMETOLOGICAL SCHOOLS IN PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS. History
SB107 TO PROHIBIT APPROVAL OF CERTAIN COSMETOLOGICAL SCHOOLS IN PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS. History
SB127 TO CREATE A DEFERRED OPTION PLAN FOR MEMBERS OF THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM'S TIER TWO BENEFIT PLAN. History
SB128
Act 295
TO ALLOW FEDERAL MILITARY RETIREMENT MEMBERS TO PURCHASE CREDITED SERVICE, ENHANCE THE PURCHASE OF COMPENSATED SERVICES BY ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD AND ARMED FORCES RESERVE MEMBERS, AND PROVIDE EMPLOYMENT PROTECTION. History
SB129
Act 1315
TO AUTHORIZE A ONE-TIME AD HOC BENEFIT INCREASE FOR RETIRANTS, SURVIVORS, AND BENEFICIARIES OF RETIRANTS IN THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYTEM. History
SB130 TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY IN THE OPERATIONS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO BENEFIT MEMBERS. History
SB131 TO REVISE THE APPROPRIATE RULES ON THE MULTIPLIER UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM. History
SB132 TO MAKE CORRECTIONS AND ADJUSTMENTS TO THE T-DROP PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM. History
SB134 TO REVISE THE APPROPRIATE RULES ON THE MULTIPLIER UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. History
SB135 TO MAKE CORRECTIONS AND ADJUSTMENTS TO THE DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. History
SB136 TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY IN THE OPERATIONS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO BENEFIT MEMBERS. History
SB137 TO INCREASE THE AD HOC BENEFITS TO RETIRANTS AND BENEFICIARIES OF RETIRANTS UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. History
SB138
Act 1242
TO COMBINE THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM WITH THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. History
SB139
Act 79
AN ACT CONCERNING THE FIDUCIARY DUTIES OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE STATE-SUPPORTED RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; TO REQUIRE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE RETIREMENT SYSTEMS TO APPEAR BEFORE THE LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS. History
SB140
Act 657
TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF TIME A MEMBER OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM MUST TERMINATE EMPLOYMENT IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR RETIREMENT BENEFITS. History
SB189 TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM BENEFIT PAYABLE TO CERTAIN JUDGES AND JUSTICES PARTICIPATING IN THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM. History
SB190
Act 744
TO ENCOURAGE JUDICIAL SERVICE AND RETENTION OF JUDGES THROUGH RETIREMENT INCENTIVES. History
SB191
Act 468
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 24, CHAPTER 7. History
SB192
Act 658
CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF ABSENTEE VOTING LAWS. History
SB209
Act 1202
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE § 24-7-733 TO COMPLY WITH SECTION 415 OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE. History
SB210
Act 1322
TO CLARIFY THE RESCISSION OF TERMINATION PROVISIONS IN THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO BENEFIT MEMBERS WHO CHOOSE TO RETURN TO WORK. History
SB243
Act 745
TO ALLOW THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO ADOPT RULES TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL LAW. History
SB253 AN ACT TO REPEAL THE PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION; AND TO MOVE THE DATE OF THE PRIMARY ELECTIONS. History
SB301
Act 192
CONCERNING THE BOOK REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE. History
SB302
Act 193
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ARKANSAS BUILDING AUTHORITY. History
SB311
Act 381
AN ACT TO AMEND THE MAKEUP OF THE COSMETOLOGY TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE. History
SB317
Act 473
AN ACT TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE RELATING TO ETHICS. History
SB337 TO PROVIDE FACILITIES FUNDING FOR THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AND THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF. History
SB353
Act 659
TO AMEND AMENDMENT 51 OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION; TO AMEND § 7-5-406 TO ALLOW FOR USE OF THE FEDERAL WRITE-IN ABSENTEE BALLOT WITHOUT PRIOR REGISTRATION. History
SB38
Act 693
AN ACT TO BE KNOWN AS "RACHEL'S BILL" FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPROVING PERSONAL WATERCRAFT SAFETY. History
SB39
Act 4
AN ACT TO CREATE THE COSMETOLOGY TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE. History
SB395 AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS REGARDING LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS. History
SB437
Act 688
TO AMEND THE UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION ACT. History
SB478
Act 1341
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES AND THE ARTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION. History
SB50
Act 5
TO REQUIRE THE APPROPRIATE STATE AGENCY TO ADMINISTER SUFFICIENT AVAILABLE PERSONAL CARE SERVICES TWENTY-FOUR (24) HOURS A DAY AND SEVEN (7) DAYS A WEEK. History
SB538
Act 1040
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF CHILD CARE AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - AFTER-SCHOOL LITERACY AND NUTRITION PROGRAM GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION. History
SB539
Act 1041
AN ACT FOR THE OUACHITA TECHNICAL COLLEGE - CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND OPERATING EXPENSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION. History
SB540
Act 1042
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS EXPENSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION. History
SB542
Act 1044
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - FORESTRY COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION. History
SB580
Act 1065
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS SCIENCE FAIR ASSOCIATION GRANT - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION. History
SB629
Act 1093
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION. History
SB630
Act 1355
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES AND THE ARTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION. History
SB631
Act 1465
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS REGARDING LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS. History
SB632
Act 1094
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - FORESTRY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION. History
SB638
Act 1100
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS RESEARCH AND TREATMENT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION. History
SB644
Act 1357
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY CAMP COUCHDALE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION. History
SB658
Act 563
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES AND ARTS - AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT - OPERATIONS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION. History
SB767
Act 677
TO AMEND THE PROTESTED SOLICITATIONS AND AWARDS PROCESS FOR STATE CONTRACTS. History
SB812
Act 1211
TO CREATE A CONSISTENT REVIEW PROCESS FOR A CONTRACT BY A STATE AGENCY THAT RESULTS IN A PARTIAL EQUITY OWNERSHIP AGREEMENT. History
SB813
Act 959
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE IN ORDER TO CLARIFY AND SIMPLIFY PROVISIONS OF THE ELECTION LAWS. History
SB823 TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING EXPUNGEMENT. History
SB86
Act 78
AN ACT FOR THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL - OPERATIONS SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION. History
SB867
Act 963
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ETHICS REQUIREMENTS FOR LOBBYISTS AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS. History
SB868
Act 1476
TO SIMPLIFY THE METHOD OF DISTRIBUTION OF MONEYS RECEIVED BY THE STATE FOR OIL AND GAS LEASES ON LAND BELONGING TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNEMENT AND LOCATED IN THE STATE. History
SB894
Act 1480
TO AMEND VARIOUS LAWS CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF ELECTIONS AND SPECIAL ELECTIONS. History
SB995
Act 1491
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING EXPUNGEMENT AND POSSSESSION OF FIREARMS BY CERTAIN PERSONS. History
SJR3 AMENDING THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO CREATE A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO HUNT, FISH, TRAP, AND HARVEST WILDLIFE. History
CoSponsor
HB1002
Act 606
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT. History
HB1014
Act 92
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE TASK FORCE ON THE EFFECT OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE IN ARKANSAS. History
HB1357
Act 182
THE ROGER PHILLIPS TRANSFER POLICY ACT. History
HB1364
Act 618
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - GRANTS AND AID TO LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION. History
HB1376
Act 232
TO AMEND THE MILITARY CODE OF ARKANSAS TO CLARIFY THE GOVERNOR'S POWER TO ORDER THE ORGANIZED MILITIA INTO ACTIVE SERVICE TO RESPOND TO EMERGENCIES OR DISASTERS. History
HB1485 AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF ELECTION OFFICIALS AND ELECTION OFFICERS. History
HB1641 AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES. History
HB1741
Act 900
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY CAMP COUCHDALE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION. History
HB1939
Act 816
TO REPEAL THE SUNSETTED MOTION PICTURE INCENTIVE ACT OF 1997 AND TO ESTABLISH THE DIGITAL PRODUCT AND MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2009. History
HCR1009 RECOMMENDING THAT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BE COMMITTED TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF I-69 IN ARKANSAS. History
HCR1012 TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXTENSION OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE EIGHTY-SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND TO PROVIDE FOR A RECESS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. History
HJR1014 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. History
SB155
Act 465
TO ALLOW THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO CORRECT CALCULATION ERRORS THAT CAUSE MANIFEST INJUSTICE TO SYSTEM MEMBERS. History
SB26
Act 605
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT History
SB28
Act 247
TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF THE ROADS AND HIGHWAYS BY LIMITING WIRELESS TELEPHONE USE BY YOUNG DRIVERS. History
SB31 TO REQUIRE A DRIVER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE TO USE A HANDS-FREE WIRELESS TELEPHONE DEVICE WHILE DRIVING ON A PUBLIC HIGHWAY. History
SB354
Act 433
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES. History
SB444
Act 363
TO ALLOW MERITORIOUS GOOD TIME FOR PERSONS SENTENCED UNDER THE SEVENTY-PERCENT RULE REGARDLESS OF THE DATE OF THE OFFENSE. History
SB768 TO REMOVE THE ABILITY OF A LOCAL UNIT OF GOVERNMENT TO REGULATE FIREARMS FOLLOWING A PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY. History
SB780
Act 679
TO PROVIDE FORFEITURE OF OR DISQUALIFICATION FROM PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT ON CONVICTION OF AN OFFENSE RELATED TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT. History
SB782 TO ALLOW THE ISSUANCE OF A REGULAR LICENSE PLATE TO A PERSON WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A MILITARY SERVICE OR VETERANS SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE AT THE SAME FEE REQUIRED FOR THE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE. History
SB875
Act 695
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON UTILITIES USED BY A MANUFACTURER. History
SB88
Act 436
TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS. History
SB91
Act 309
CONCERNING THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMISSION. History
SB913 TO PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS. History
SCR12 A RESOLUTION REGARDING TRANSITIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY. History
SJR12 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. History
SR10 WELCOMING THE RETURN OF FORMER PRESIDENT WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON AND HONORING HIS EXTENSIVE PUBLIC SERVICE AND ACHIEVEMENTS AS GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. History
SR11 RECOGNIZING JOHN L. MCCLELLAN DAY. History

Committees

Committees
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ex officio: ALC-REVIEW