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Senator Jake Files (R)

300 Free Ferry Landing, Fort Smith, 72903

Senator Jake Files (R)
Phone: 479-650-6899
Phone:
District: 13
District:
13
Seniority: 28
Seniority:
28
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: House 1999, 2001; Senate 2011
Public Service:
House 1999, 2001; Senate 2011
Biography: Jake Files.pdf
Biography:


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
CONCERNING THE WITHHOLDING OF AN ELECTED OFFICIAL'S SALARY AND BENEFITS UPON THE SUSPENSION OF A REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL LICENSE OR REGISTRATION.
TO REQUIRE STATE AGENCIES TO REVIEW ADMINISTRATIVE RULES TO ENSURE THE USE OF RESPECTFUL LANGUAGE REGARDING DISABILITIES.
TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE STATE BY EXEMPTING FROM THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX FUEL AND ENERGY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CLARIFY THE EXEMPTION FROM SALES AND USE TAX FOR REPLACEMENTS OF MANUFACTURING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT THAT IMPROVE, MODERNIZE, AND EXPAND EXISTING FACILITIES AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO EXPEDITE ADMINISTRATIVE TAX APPEALS AND PROMOTE ACCESS TO JUSTICE.
TO ALLOW DELINQUENT TAXES, PENALTY, AND INTEREST OWED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION TO BE PAID FROM THE PROCEEDS OF TAX DELINQUENT LAND SALES.
TO AMEND MOTOR FUEL, DISTILLATE SPECIAL FUEL, AND LIQUIFIED GAS SPECIAL FUEL PROVISIONS AND TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION TO ALLOW DISCLOSURE OF MOTOR FUEL TAX INFORMATION TO BONDING COMPANIES.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - UNITED STATES MARSHALS MUSEUM GRANT PROGRAM APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2011-2012 FISCAL YEAR.
TO CLARIFY THE CIVIL JURISDICTION, PENALTIES, AND SCOPE OF THE REAL ESTATE LICENSE LAW AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
REGARDING THE FORFEITURE OF CONVEYANCES AND THE RESTITUTION TO VICTIMS OF CERTAIN CRIMES.
CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF SERVICE SINKS IN CERTAIN BUILDINGS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - REGIONAL INTERMODAL FREIGHT FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO REQUIRE CERTAIN LICENSEES OF THE HVACR LICENSING BOARD TO ACQUIRE AND MAINTAIN GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE.
TO TRANSFER RESPONSIBILITY FOR COLLECTION OF SALES AND USE TAXES TO SELLERS ENGAGING IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY AND SERVICES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO INCLUDE OTHER MEDIA IN SHIELD PROVISIONS REGARDING DISCLOSURE OF SOURCES.
TO EXCLUDE FROM THE TERM "EMPLOYMENT" SERVICES PERFORMED BY INDIVIDUALS IN PRIVATE HOMES FOR ELDERLY, INFIRM, OR DISABLED INDIVIDUALS WHEN THE PERSON WAS REFERRED BY A HOME-CARE REFERRAL SERVICE.
TO AMEND CERTAIN DEFINITIONS USED IN THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT ACT.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CLEAN ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ACT TO INCLUDE NATURAL GAS PUBLIC UTILITIES; TO ALLOW BIOFUEL TO SATISFY THE PUBLIC UTILITY'S ENERGY EFFICIENCY OR CONSERVATION GOALS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING QUALITY REVIEWS REQUIRED BY THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY.
TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN PERSONS MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE TRANSMISSION OF ELECTION INFORMATION.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING FINANCIAL REFORM FOR COUNTIES AND MUNICIPALITIES.
TO HONOR THE UNITED STATES MARSHALS AND THEIR ROLE IN ARKANSAS HISTORY AND TO SUPPORT THE UNITED STATES MARSHALS MUSEUM IN FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS.
TO ENCOURAGE THE ARKANSAS CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO SUPPORT THE MAINTENANCE, FUNDING, AND COMPLETION OF THE TWELVE-FOOT CHANNEL ON THE ARKANSAS RIVER.
TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND THE C.A.L.L. IN ARKANSAS FOR ITS ACHIEVEMENTS AND SERVICES TO THE CHILDREN OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS IN THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM.       
Primary Sponsor for House
TO ESTABLISH AN INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT FOR THE REHABILITATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF CENTRAL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS AND TO ESTABLISH AN EMERGENCY.
TO EXEMPT FROM SALES AND USE TAX THE ARKANSAS-OKLAHOMA REGIONAL EDUCATION AND PROMOTION ASSOCIATION, INC.
TO CLARIFY THE DEPARTMENTS OF THE SEBASTIAN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.
TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE STATE BY EXEMPTING FROM THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX FUEL AND ENERGY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH A REAL ESTATE LICENSEE'S RESPONSIBILITIES DURING A REAL ESTATE RELATIONSHIP.
TO REGULATE EXEMPTIONS OF THE REAL ESTATE LICENSING LAW.
TO CLARIFY THE EFFECT OF EXPUNGED OR SEALED CONVICTIONS OR GUILTY PLEAS UPON REAL ESTATE BROKER AND SALESPERSON LICENSING.
TO KEEP ARKANSAS COMPETITIVE BY PROMOTING FUNDING FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE LEVY OF LOCAL SALES AND USE TAXES TO FUND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.
TO AMEND PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING AMOUNTS AND PROVIDE RESOURCES FOR EDUCATIONAL ADEQUACY AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO GRADUALLY REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX ON UTILITIES THAT ARE USED BY QUALIFYING AGRICULTURAL STRUCTURES AND QUALIFYING AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND AQUACULTURE EQUIPMENT.
TO REGULATE EXEMPTIONS OF THE REAL ESTATE LICENSING LAW.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE POLICIES FROM OFFERING COVERAGE FOR ABORTIONS EXCEPT THROUGH A SEPARATE RIDER.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ASSESSMENT FEE LEVIED ON HOSPITALS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR THE CITIZENS OF ARKANSAS.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT APPLICANTS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TEST NEGATIVE FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE.
TO AMEND SEVERAL PROVISIONS OF THE LAW CONCERNING MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING AIRPORT AUTHORITY AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, A GED, OR ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES TOWARD A GED WHILE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
THE ARKANSAS FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY ACT.
TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BELOW WHICH SALES AND USE TAX IS NOT DUE ON THE PURCHASE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, TRAILER, OR SEMITRAILER.
TO DECREASE THE SALES AND USE TAX ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED BY MANUFACTURERS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
REGARDING THE AMOUNT IN CONTROVERSY IN A CIVIL ACTION AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WATER SYSTEMS TO MAINTAIN A LEVEL OF FLUORIDE TO PREVENT TOOTH DECAY.
TO INCREASE THE ADDITIONAL FEE FOR FIREFIGHTER LICENSE PLATES TO FIVE DOLLARS ($5.00) AND HAVE THE FUNDS REMITTED TO THE ARKANSAS FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL BOARD; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PROVIDE FOR TRANSFERABILITY OF CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECKS AND DETERMINATION LETTERS AMONG VARIOUS OPERATIONAL SECTIONS OF A SINGLE SERVICE PROVIDER.
AN ACT TO SPECIFY MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND TO AMEND REQUIREMENTS FOR RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR DISCHARGE FOR ABSENTEEISM, MISCONDUCT, AND FAILURE TO ACCEPT SUITABLE WORK.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE HEALTHCARE REFORM ACCOUNTABILITY ACT AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REGULATE THE ISSUANCE OF A BROKER'S PRICE OPINION BY A REAL ESTATE LICENSEE.
TO ENHANCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT PLANS.
TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY AND SLOW CORRECTIONS GROWTH.
TO ALLOW AN AUXILIARY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER APPOINTED AS A RESERVE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TO ADMINISTER BLOOD ALCOHOL TESTS AND TO OPERATE A DEVICE TO DETECT EXCESSIVE SPEEDING.
TO PROVIDE SCHOOL DISTRICTS THE CHOICE OF HOLDING SCHOOL ELECTIONS ON THE SAME DATE AS GENERAL ELECTIONS OR IN SEPTEMBER; TO AMEND RELATED PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING THE TERM OF SERVICE FOR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS.
TO PROTECT RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES GRANTED UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION.
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING EMINENT DOMAIN.
THE TAXPAYERS' PROTECTION AMENDMENT.
RECOGNIZING THE MANY CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY AND THE BEST INTEREST OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS TO PROMOTE RELATIONSHIPS WITH TURKISH PEOPLE.
COMMENDING MISS ALYSE EADY ON HER SELECTION AS MISS ARKANSAS 2010.
COMMENDING MISS ALYSE EADY ON HER SELECTION AS MISS ARKANSAS 2010 AND AS 1ST RUNNER-UP IN THE MISS AMERICA 2011 PAGEANT.
CoSponsor for House
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INCOME TAX RELIEF TO HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD TAXPAYERS WITH TWO (2) OR MORE DEPENDENTS.
THE ATHLETE AGENT REFORM ACT OF 2011.
TO ALLOW AN ON-DUTY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR A PERSON PERFORMING AN OFFICIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FUNCTION TO OPERATE AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE ON A PUBLIC STREET OR HIGHWAY.
THE ARKANSAS CARBON DIOXIDE STORAGE ACT.
TO CONFORM THE SALVAGE AUCTION BUYER'S IDENTIFICATION CARD LAW TO THE COMMERCE CLAUSE OF ARTICLE 1, § 8 OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
AN ACT TO SPECIFY MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND TO AMEND REQUIREMENTS FOR RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR DISCHARGE FOR ABSENTEEISM, MISCONDUCT, AND FAILURE TO ACCEPT SUITABLE WORK.
TO AMEND THE UTILITY FACILITY ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC PROTECTION ACT; TO CLARIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJOR UTILITY FACILITIES; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY; AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
AN ACT TO ENHANCE THE PUBLIC INTEGRITY OF CERTAIN REGULATORY AGENCIES.

Committees

Committees