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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:


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO PROHIBIT APPROVAL OF CERTAIN COSMETOLOGICAL SCHOOLS IN PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.
TO PROHIBIT APPROVAL OF CERTAIN COSMETOLOGICAL SCHOOLS IN PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.
TO CREATE A DEFERRED OPTION PLAN FOR MEMBERS OF THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM'S TIER TWO BENEFIT PLAN.
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.
TO AUTHORIZE A ONE-TIME AD HOC BENEFIT INCREASE FOR RETIRANTS, SURVIVORS, AND BENEFICIARIES OF RETIRANTS IN THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYTEM.
TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY IN THE OPERATIONS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO BENEFIT MEMBERS.
TO REVISE THE APPROPRIATE RULES ON THE MULTIPLIER UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO MAKE CORRECTIONS AND ADJUSTMENTS TO THE T-DROP PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO REVISE THE APPROPRIATE RULES ON THE MULTIPLIER UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO MAKE CORRECTIONS AND ADJUSTMENTS TO THE DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY IN THE OPERATIONS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO BENEFIT MEMBERS.
TO INCREASE THE AD HOC BENEFITS TO RETIRANTS AND BENEFICIARIES OF RETIRANTS UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO COMBINE THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM WITH THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
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.
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.
TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM BENEFIT PAYABLE TO CERTAIN JUDGES AND JUSTICES PARTICIPATING IN THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO ENCOURAGE JUDICIAL SERVICE AND RETENTION OF JUDGES THROUGH RETIREMENT INCENTIVES.
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 24, CHAPTER 7.
CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF ABSENTEE VOTING LAWS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE § 24-7-733 TO COMPLY WITH SECTION 415 OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.
TO CLARIFY THE RESCISSION OF TERMINATION PROVISIONS IN THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO BENEFIT MEMBERS WHO CHOOSE TO RETURN TO WORK.
TO ALLOW THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO ADOPT RULES TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL LAW.
AN ACT TO REPEAL THE PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION; AND TO MOVE THE DATE OF THE PRIMARY ELECTIONS.
CONCERNING THE BOOK REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE.
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ARKANSAS BUILDING AUTHORITY.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE MAKEUP OF THE COSMETOLOGY TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
AN ACT TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE RELATING TO ETHICS.
TO PROVIDE FACILITIES FUNDING FOR THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AND THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF.
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.
AN ACT TO BE KNOWN AS "RACHEL'S BILL" FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPROVING PERSONAL WATERCRAFT SAFETY.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE COSMETOLOGY TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS REGARDING LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS.
TO AMEND THE UNIFORM CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES AND THE ARTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
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.
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.
AN ACT FOR THE OUACHITA TECHNICAL COLLEGE - CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND OPERATING EXPENSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS EXPENSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - FORESTRY COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS SCIENCE FAIR ASSOCIATION GRANT - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES AND THE ARTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS REGARDING LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - FORESTRY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS RESEARCH AND TREATMENT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY CAMP COUCHDALE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES AND ARTS - AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT - OPERATIONS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE PROTESTED SOLICITATIONS AND AWARDS PROCESS FOR STATE CONTRACTS.
TO CREATE A CONSISTENT REVIEW PROCESS FOR A CONTRACT BY A STATE AGENCY THAT RESULTS IN A PARTIAL EQUITY OWNERSHIP AGREEMENT.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE IN ORDER TO CLARIFY AND SIMPLIFY PROVISIONS OF THE ELECTION LAWS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING EXPUNGEMENT.
AN ACT FOR THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL - OPERATIONS SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ETHICS REQUIREMENTS FOR LOBBYISTS AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS.
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.
TO AMEND VARIOUS LAWS CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF ELECTIONS AND SPECIAL ELECTIONS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING EXPUNGEMENT AND POSSSESSION OF FIREARMS BY CERTAIN PERSONS.
AMENDING THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO CREATE A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO HUNT, FISH, TRAP, AND HARVEST WILDLIFE.
CoSponsor
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE TASK FORCE ON THE EFFECT OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE IN ARKANSAS.
THE ROGER PHILLIPS TRANSFER POLICY ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - GRANTS AND AID TO LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION.
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.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF ELECTION OFFICIALS AND ELECTION OFFICERS.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY CAMP COUCHDALE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO REPEAL THE SUNSETTED MOTION PICTURE INCENTIVE ACT OF 1997 AND TO ESTABLISH THE DIGITAL PRODUCT AND MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2009.
RECOMMENDING THAT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BE COMMITTED TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF I-69 IN ARKANSAS.
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.
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 ALLOW THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO CORRECT CALCULATION ERRORS THAT CAUSE MANIFEST INJUSTICE TO SYSTEM MEMBERS.
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT
TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF THE ROADS AND HIGHWAYS BY LIMITING WIRELESS TELEPHONE USE BY YOUNG DRIVERS.
TO REQUIRE A DRIVER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE TO USE A HANDS-FREE WIRELESS TELEPHONE DEVICE WHILE DRIVING ON A PUBLIC HIGHWAY.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
TO ALLOW MERITORIOUS GOOD TIME FOR PERSONS SENTENCED UNDER THE SEVENTY-PERCENT RULE REGARDLESS OF THE DATE OF THE OFFENSE.
TO REMOVE THE ABILITY OF A LOCAL UNIT OF GOVERNMENT TO REGULATE FIREARMS FOLLOWING A PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY.
TO PROVIDE FORFEITURE OF OR DISQUALIFICATION FROM PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT ON CONVICTION OF AN OFFENSE RELATED TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.
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.
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON UTILITIES USED BY A MANUFACTURER.
TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
CONCERNING THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMISSION.
TO PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS.
A RESOLUTION REGARDING TRANSITIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY.
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.
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.
RECOGNIZING JOHN L. MCCLELLAN DAY.

Committees

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