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Representative Jake Files

2208 North 46th Terrace, Fort Smith, 72904

Representative Jake Files
Phone: 479-782-0282
Phone:
District: 12
District:
12
Seniority: 24
Seniority:
24
Occupation: Foundation President
Occupation:
Foundation President
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: House 1999, 2001
Public Service:
House 1999, 2001


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AMEND THE CHILD PASSENGER PROTECTION ACT.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 5-36-103 TO MAKE THEFT OF AMMONIA USED TO MANUFACTURE METHAMPHETAMINE A CLASS B FELONY.
TO REQUIRE CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS FOR LICENSED ELECTRICIANS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CREEKMORE PARK TENNIS CENTER IN FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO MAINTAIN THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF SHARED INFORMATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITY OF FORT SMITH - MARTIN LUTHER KING PARK COMMUNITY CENTER CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO ENSURE THE EFFICIENT USE OF STATE-OWNED AUTOMOBILES.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PRESUMPTION OF ABANDONMENT OF ACCOUNTS AND CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT ISSUED BY FINANCIAL ORGANIZATIONS.
TO REQUIRE NOTICE BY ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURERS PRIOR TO UNILATERALLY CHANGING THE PREMIUM PAYMENT MODE ON INDIVIDUAL ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES.
"THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL CHILDREN PROTECTION ACT".
THE ARKANSAS INSURANCE DEPARTMENT PROPERTY AND CASUALTY OMNIBUS BILL.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 14, CHAPTER 164, SUBCHAPTER 3 RELATING TO THE LEVY OF LOCAL SALES AND USE TAXES TO BE PLEDGED FOR THE RETIREMENT OF BONDS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 25-4-110(c) TO REQUIRE STATE AGENCIES TO DEVELOP POLICIES REGARDING THE USE OF THE INTERNET.
TO MODERNIZE THE INSURANCE LAWS ON FINANCIAL ASSETS, LIABILITIES, AND RESERVES FOR DOMESTIC INSURERS.
AN ACT TO REPLACE THE TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE WITH THE TERM ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE, WHERE WARRANTED AND APPROPRIATE.
TO DEFINE “JOURNEY” FOR THE POSSESSION AND USE OF WEAPONS.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS IN ARKANSAS.
AN ACT TO EXEMPT AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, AND SUBCONTRACTORS PERFORMING ELECTRICAL WORK WITHIN AN EXISTING INDUSTRIAL FACILITY FROM ELECTRICIAN LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF MEDICAL SERVICES- ADDITIONAL LONG TERM CARE FACILITY REIMBURSEMENTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2001-2003 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS BANKING CODE RELATING TO BRANCH BANKING ACTIVITY, AUTHORITY TO HOLD REAL ESTATE AND FINANCIAL SUBSIDIARIES, FOR PARITY WITH NATIONAL BANKS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
AN ACT TO REPEAL THE BANK DEPARTMENT FUND AND CREATE THE BANK DEPARTMENT TRUST FUND.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 15-4-905 TO PROVIDE FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF EXAMINATION FEES.
AN ACT TO REMOVE THE STATE BANK COMMISSIONER FROM THE APPRAISER LICENSING CERTIFICATION BOARD.
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 ARKANSAS CODE 23-48-601 AND 23-48-602 RELATING TO BANK REORGANIZATIONS THROUGH PLANS OF EXCHANGE.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO INCLUDE NURSING SCHOOLS AS APPROVED INSTITUTIONS IN THE ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
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 PROVIDE FOR THE PHASE-IN ON THE AMOUNT OF GROSS RECEIPTS AND USE TAXES OWED FOR THE PURCHASE OF A USED VEHICLE.
AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTED OFFICIALS WHO COMMIT A FELONY.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 10-3-309 RELATING TO THE REVIEW OF AGENCY REGULATION BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
AN ACT TO READOPT MEDICAL SAVINGS ACCOUNT PROVISIONS OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 5-73-306 TO PERMIT A PERSON TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN INTO A RESTAURANT OR PUBLIC PARK.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 26-26-1902 RELATING TO THE FREQUENCY OF COUNTY REAPPRAISALS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 26-55-211 TO BROADEN THE BORDER TAX RATE IMPLEMENTED BY ARKANSAS CODE 26-55-210.
THE SAFE HAVEN ACT.
AN ACT TO ASSURE WOMEN OF THEIR RIGHT TO RECEIVE ADEQUATE INFORMATION BEFORE TERMINATING A PREGNANCY.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT ADMISSIONS AND FEES PAID TO COUNTY-OWNED GOLF COURSES ARE EXEMPT FROM SALES TAX.
AN ACT TO LIMIT THE WRITING OF PRESCRIPTIONS FOR RU-486 TO PHYSICIANS WHO MEET CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR IMPROPER PRESCRIBING OF RU 486.
TO CHANGE THE DWI THRESHOLD FROM 0.10% TO 0.08.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE STATE AGENCIES TO REPORT TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WHEN A GRANT IN EXCESS OF $25,000 IS RECEIVED.
AN ACT TO CHANGE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF NURSING.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 8-6-609 AND 8-6-610 TO CHANGE THE RECYCLING GRANTS REPORTING PERIOD TO THE STATE FISCAL YEAR; TO CLARIFY THE REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS OF RECYCLING GRANT RECIPIENTS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT COUNTYWIDE REAPPRAISALS OF PROPERTY ARE COMPLETED ON THE DATE THE COLLECTOR'S BOOKS ARE OPEN FOR COLLECTION ON THE NEWLY APPRAISED VALUE.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 26-26-304 PERTAINING TO ASSESSMENT RATIOS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 7-5-615(d) TO PROHIBIT THE MAKING OF A DUPLICATE VOTE CARD FOR VOTES INADEQUATELY PIERCED BY A PUNCH APPARATUS.
AN ACT TO MAKE LONG-TERM CARE AFFORDABLE AND AVAILABLE FOR FACILITY RESIDENTS.
ARKANSAS HEALTH INSURANCE CONSUMER CHOICE ACT.
TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE.
AN ACT TO MANDATE REDUCTIONS IN THE NUMBER OF STATE EMPLOYEES IN ALL STATE AGENCIES, INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION, AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO CREATE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR PAYMENTS TO NURSING FACILITIES.
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SHORT-TERM FINANCING OBLIGATIONS BY MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES; PRESCRIBING OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
AN ACT AMEND INITIATED ACT 1 OF 2000 TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH SHALL BE LOCATED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS AT CONWAY.
THE MANUFACTURER'S INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT ACT OF 2001.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 18-16-101 CONCERNING THE OFFENSE OF REFUSAL TO VACATE UPON NOTICE.
TO CREATE THE DIVISION OF CAPITOL POLICE WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE.
SMALL EMPLOYER REINSURANCE PROGRAM ACT OF 2001.
TO ALLOW THE SAME BORDER TAX RATE FOR TERRITORY ANNEXED BEFORE OR AFTER FEBRUARY 1, 1973 TO A BORDER CITY, INCORPORATED TOWN, OR PLANNED COMMUNITY.
AN ACT TO CREATE AN ARKANSAS FAIR HOUSING COMMISSION AND TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE INVESTIGATION AND REMEDIATION OF UNFAIR HOUSING PRACTICES.
PETITIONING THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO DECLARE THE BENGE ROUTE AND THE BELL ROUTE WITHIN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AS A PART OF THE TRAIL OF TEARS NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL.
TO URGE CONGRESS TO EXPAND PROVISIONS OF THE MEDICAL SAVINGS ACCOUNT.
TO AMEND THE HOUSE RULES TO ADD A NEW RULE TO REQUIRE THE PUBLISHING OF ROLL CALL VOTES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S INTERNET WEB SITE.
REQUESTING THE JOINT PERFORMANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE TO STUDY THE ORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
RECOGNIZING LUKE MORRIS FOR HIS COURAGE IN RECOVERING FROM HIS INJURIES RECEIVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT ON FEBRUARY 17, AND COMMENDING THE THREE PEOPLE WHO ARRIVED ON THE SCENE AND BEGAN LIFE SAVING MEASURES.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ELECTRIC CONSUMER CHOICE ACT OF 1999.
AN ACT TO REMOVE THE ASSETS TEST FOR CHILDREN TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAID.
AN ACT TO CREATE AN ARKANSAS FAIR HOUSING COMMISSION; TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE INVESTIGATION AND REMEDIATION OF UNFAIR HOUSING PRACTICES.
AN ACT TO CLOSE THE GAP IN FUNDING FOR TWO-YEAR COLLEGES.
TO SET FORTH CERTAIN ETHICAL GUIDELINES AND PROHIBITIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATORS, EMPLOYEES, AND BOARD MEMBERS.
AN ACT TO UTILIZE E-GOVERNMENT IN THE INTEREST OF NATIONAL DEFENSE BY PROVIDING SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION AT THE TIME OF ISSUANCE OR RENEWAL OF DRIVER LICENSES AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE CERTAIN COUNTIES TO LEVY A SALES AND USE TAX TO PROVIDE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO OR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION OF A COMMUNITY COLLEGE THAT WILL BE MERGED INTO A FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTION.
AN ACT TO ABOLISH AND TRANSFER THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DELTA TECHNICAL INSTITUTE TO ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY; AND TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - TECHNICAL CENTER.
ENTITIES WHICH RECEIVE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT PROCEEDS SHALL ACCOUNT FOR THOSE FUNDS SEPARATELY; FUNDS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ANNUAL REVIEW/AUDIT BY LEGISLATIVE AUDIT.
TO REQUIRE A FIRST-TIME APPLICANT FOR A USED MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER'S LICENSE TO ATTEND AN EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR BEFORE LICENSURE.
THE MANUFACTURER'S INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT ACT OF 2001.