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Representative Jake Files

2208 North 46Th Terrace, Fort Smith, 72904

Representative Jake Files
Phone: 501-782-7222
Phone:
District: 12
District:
12
Seniority: 51
Seniority:
51
Occupation: Accountant
Occupation:
Accountant
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: House 1999
Public Service:
House 1999


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO REDUCE COPY FEES AND CHARGES FOR ARKANSAS INSURANCE DEPARTMENT DOCUMENTS.
TO CLARIFY WHAT CONSOLIDATED COSTS CAN BE CHARGED TO THE CONSOLIDATED COST REVOLVING FUND.
PRESCRIBING THE AUTHORITY OF CERTAIN FIRST CLASS CITIES TO INVEST CASH FUNDS.
AN ACT TO ALLOW A REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER OR HOSPITAL TO QUALIFY FOR REFUND OF SALES AND USE TAX UNDER THE ARKANSAS ENTERPRISE ZONE ACT OF 1993.
TO AMEND TITLE 26, CHAPTER 35, SUBCHAPTER 9 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ACT TO CREATE THE CATEGORY OF PATIENT TRANSPORT VEHICLE.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE TO LIMIT APPLICATIONS FOR EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY.
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.
AN ACT TO CHANGE THE DWI THRESHOLD FROM .10% TO 0.08%.
TO PROVIDE THAT REAL PROPERTY SHALL NOT BE REAPPRAISED MORE THAN ONCE EVERY 5 YEARS; TO PROVIDE THAT PROPERTY TAXES SHALL NOT BE REASSESSED AFTER REAPPRAISAL UNTIL ALL PROPERTY HAS BEEN REAPPRAISED.
AN ACT CONCERNING RESIDENTIAL TELEPHONE SALES COLLECTION PRACTICES.
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
THE IRA AND SAVINGS INCENTIVE ACT OF 1999.
AN ACT TO PHASE IN INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR CAPITAL GAINS; ADOPT ROTH AND EDUCATION IRA PROVISIONS; EXEMPT FROM INCOME TAX $6,000 OF IRA DISTRIBUTION; AND INCREASE DEPENDENT TAX CREDIT.
INCREASES THE DEPENDENT TAX CREDIT TO THIRTY DOLLARS ($30).
TO ESTABLISH THE APPLICATION FEES AND RENEWAL FEES FOR A LICENSE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN.
TO INCREASE THE HOMESTEAD TAX REFUND.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS LICENSE PLATES.
TO CREATE A COLLEGE OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK.
TO PROVIDE FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS STATE POLICE COMMISSION TO BE APPOINTED FROM THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS.
REQUIRING PHYSICIANS TO COMMUNICATE SUFFICIENT INFORMATION BEFORE TERMINATING PREGNANCIES SO THAT PATIENTS CAN GIVE AN INFORMED CONSENT TO THE PROCEDURE.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ELEGIBILITY REQUIREMENT FOR THE ACADEMIC CHALLNGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM; AND TO CLARIFY EXISTING LANGUAGE.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - FOR THE BILL CLINTON BIRTHPLACE HOME CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO PROHIBIT THE POSSESSION OF ANHYDROUS AMMONIA IN UNLAWFUL CONTAINERS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF WORLD WAR II VETERAN, KOREAN WAR VETERAN, VIETNAM VETERAN, AND PERSIAN GULF VETERAN LICENSE PLATES.
AN ACT TO DECLARE THE THIRD FRIDAY IN SEPTEMBER AS ‘POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY’.
TO PROVIDE THAT INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR ELECTIVE ABORTIONS REQUIRE AN OPTIONAL RIDER AND ADDITIONAL PREMIUM.
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.
THE ARKANSAS TECHNICAL CAREERS STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM.
ARKANSAS HIGHWAY FINANCING ACT OF 1999.
THE ARKANSAS EARTHQUAKE AUTHORITY ACT.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PENALTIES FOR LARGE TRUCKS EXCEEDING SPEED LIMITS.
TO EXPAND THE PROPERTY TAX CREDIT FOR SENIOR CITIZENS TO INCLUDE DISABLED PERSONS.
TO AUTHORIZE AN ARKANSAS COUNTY BORDERING ANOTHER STATE TO ENTER INTO INTERLOCAL AGREEMENTS WITH A CONTIGUOUS COUNTY OR PARISH IN THE OTHER STATE FOR PURPOSES OF ENFORCING DRUG LAWS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT PERSONS CONVICTED OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER SHALL NOT BE GRANTED FURLOUGHS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS.
AN ACT TO LENGTHEN THE WAITING PERIOD BEFORE RENDITION OF A DECREE OF DIVORCE.
AN ACT TO BE KNOWN AS THE ‘CIVIL JUSTICE REFORM ACT OF 1999’.
TO PHASE IN A STATE SALES TAX EXEMPTION FOR FOOD AND TO REPEAL THE WORKING TAXPAYER CREDIT.
TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE REGARDING AMUSEMENT DEVICES.
AN ACT TO REMOVE INDIGNITIES FROM THE LIST OF GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE § 5-73-103 TO PROHIBIT PERSONS ADJUDICATED JUVENILE DELINQUENTS FROM OWNING OR POSSESSING FIREARMS.
AN ACT CONCERNING GUN SAFETY EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS.
TO CREATE CHILD-CENTERED SCHOLARSHIPS.
EXPRESSING APPRECIATION TO ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT, UTILITY WORKERS, RELIEF WORKERS, GOVERNMENT WORKERS AND CITIZENS WHO RESPONDED TO AND ASSISTED THE VICTIMS OF THE RECENT TORNADOES THAT RAVAGED THIS STATE.
TO PROHIBIT AN INCREASE IN CERTAIN TAX RATES OR FEES EXCEPT ON A 3/5 VOTE; TO PREVENT A DECREASE IN ANY TAX RATE EXCEPT ON A MAJORITY VOTE; TO PROHIBIT REMOVING A TAX EXEMPTION EXCEPT ON A 3/5 VOTE.
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.
TO DESIGNATE THE MEMBERS’ PRIVATE WORK AREA OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AS A ‘NON-SMOKING AREA’.
TO AMEND THE HOUSE RULES TO ADD A PROVISION CONCERNING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS.
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 CLARIFY THE LAW GRANTING SICK LEAVE TO MUNICIPAL FIRE FIGHTERS.
PERFORMANCE-BASED PROGRAM BUDGETING AND STRATEGIC PLANNING PILOT PROGRAM
TO EXEMPT THE SALE OF DIGITAL BROADCAST EQUIPMENT TO LICENSED T.V. AND RADIO STATIONS FROM THE ARKANSAS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX.
THE PROSTATE CANCER ACT OF 1999.
THE EXTENDED JUVENILE JURISDICTION ACT.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-62-103 PERTAINING TO THE COMPENSATION OF EXCEPTIONALLY QUALIFIED ACADEMIC AND NONACADEMIC PERSONNEL.
TO ESTABLISH THE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR DISABLED WORKING PERSONS WHOSE FAMILY INCOME IS LESS THAN TWO HUNDRED FIFTY PERCENT (250%) OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY GUIDELINE.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 15-71-110 TO CLARIFY THE JURISDICTIONAL AUTHORITY OF THE OIL AND GAS COMMISSION AND TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS NATURAL GAS PIPELINE SAFETY ACT OF 1971 AND TO CLARIFY THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION'S JURISDICTION.
TO ESTABLISH A VOLUNTARY PROGRAM FOR DRUG FREE WORKPLACES.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE ELECTRIC UTILITY COMPETITION.