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Senator Jake Files (R)

300 Free Ferry Landing, Fort Smith, 72903

Senator Jake Files (R)
Phone: 479-648-9216
Phone:
District: 8
District:
8
Seniority: 14
Seniority:
14
Occupation: Real Estate Developer/Partner
Occupation:
Real Estate Developer/Partner
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: House 1999, 2001; Senate 2011, 2013
Public Service:
House 1999, 2001; Senate 2011, 2013


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS VIDEO SERVICE ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CLARIFY THE INSURANCE PREMIUM RATE APPROVAL PROCESS; AND TO ALLOW INSURERS TO COLLECT RATE INCREASES UNDER BOND.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING SINGLE AND TANDEM AXLE LOAD LIMITS.
TO AMEND INITIATED ACT NO 1 OF 1942 AND THE LAW CONCERNING LOCAL OPTION ELECTIONS TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS.
TO AMEND THE ALTERNATIVE FUELS TAX LAW; TO AMEND THE EXCISE TAX LEVIED ON ALTERNATIVE FUELS; TO CREATE A FAIR AND EQUITABLE METHOD OF MAINTAINING THE ROADS IN THE STATE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO INCREASE THE LENGTH LIMITATION FOR OILFIELD TRAILERS OPERATED ON STREETS, ROADS, AND HIGHWAYS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE TAXATION OF NONALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.
TO REDUCE THE TAXES LEVIED ON CIGARETTES.
TO REDUCE THE TAXES LEVIED ON TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
TO CREATE A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE TAXATION OF NONALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.
TO CREATE A SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE FOR THE ARKANSAS NURSES ASSOCIATION.
TO LIMIT THE AD VALOREM TAX ON WATER TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES AND OTHER UTILITIES AND CARRIERS.
TO CREATE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR TAXES PAID UNDER THE ARKANSAS SOFT DRINK TAX ACT.
TO REGULATE THE PROCUREMENT OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS BY PUBLIC ENTITIES EXCEPT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO REGULATE THE PROCUREMENT OF CERTAIN CONTRACTS BY PUBLIC ENTITIES.
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR AWARDING CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS; AND TO PROVIDE NOTICE PROCEDURES RELATING TO THE PROCUREMENT OF CONTRACTS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES.
TO AMEND THE DISPOSITION OF REVENUES GENERATED BY THE AD VALOREM TAX ASSESSED ON CERTAIN UTILITIES AND CARRIERS.
TO PROMOTE THE INTEGRITY OF A PUBLIC SERVANT; AND TO REQUIRE THAT A PUBLIC SERVANT FOUND GUILTY OF CERTAIN OFFENSES REPAY HIS OR HER DEBT TO THE STATE.
TO ESTABLISH REPORTING REQUIREMENTS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION FOR CONSIDERING AMENDMENTS TO THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP THAT INCLUDE AN INCOME LIMITATION.
TO REGULATE THE SUBSTITUTION OF BIOSIMILAR BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS FOR CERTAIN PRESCRIBED PRODUCTS.
TO CLARIFY THE AUTHORITY OF THE ARKANSAS REAL ESTATE COMMISSION AND TO PROVIDE ALTERNATE DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES FOR A REAL ESTATE LICENSEE.
TO INCLUDE THE ARKANSAS REAL ESTATE COMMISSION WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF “CLAIMANT AGENCY” FOR THE PURPOSE OF OBTAINING A SETOFF AGAINST STATE TAX REFUNDS FOR DEBTS OWED TO THE STATE.
TO PERMIT A WHOLESALER OF ALCOHOL TO STORE ALCOHOL IN A DRY TERRITORY.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - MACK-BLACKWELL RURAL TRANSPORTATION CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX RELATING TO THE PARTIAL REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR OF MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT USED DIRECTLY IN MANUFACTURING; AND TO PROVIDE A REFUND MECHANISM FOR CERTAIN SALES AND USE TAXES.
TO AMEND ACT 70 OF THE 2011 ACTS OF ARKANSAS TO PROVIDE THAT FRANCHISES AND CONTRACTUAL BRANDING AGREEMENTS ARE PERMITTED; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
PERMITTING ADDITIONAL CHEMICAL TESTS FOR THE OFFENSES OF DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED AND RELATED OFFENSES; AND CONCERNING DRIVER'S LICENSES, COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSES, AND HUNTING LICENSES.
AN ACT FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE - ARKANSAS VIDEO SERVICE ACT APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2013-2014 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE - ARKANSAS VIDEO SERVICE ACT APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2012-2013 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH - MATH/SCIENCE BUILDING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ANNEXATION OF SURROUNDED LANDS.
CONCERNING VENUE IN CASES INVOLVING PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - U.S. MARSHAL MUSEUM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO CREATE CRIMINAL AND CIVIL PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN ACTIVITIES RELATING TO SOFTWARE AND OTHER DEVICES AND MECHANISMS THAT MODIFY OR FALSIFY ELECTRONIC RECORDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF EVADING TAXES.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF THE ARKANSAS TENNIS ASSOCIATION SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE.
TO ADOPT RECENT CHANGES TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE INCOME TAX LAWS.
TO ALLOW THE EXTENSION OF THE PERIOD DURING WHICH A COUNTY SALES AND USE TAX LEVIED FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OF A COMMUNITY COLLEGE MAY BE LEVIED AND SHALL NOT BE REPLACED OR REDUCED.
TO AUTHORIZE SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND OFFICERS, AGENTS, SERVANTS, AND EMPLOYEES OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO DISCLOSE EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION WITH OR WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF A CURRENT OR FORMER EMPLOYEE.
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE ARKANSAS VIDEO SERVICES ACT.
TO GIVE COUNTY LAW LIBRARY BOARDS DISCRETION IN THE DISPOSAL OF CERTAIN PERSONAL PROPERTY.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING COUNTY CONTRACTS FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS OR BRIDGES.
COMMENDING THE ARKANSAS AGING INITIATIVE FOR ITS CONTINUING COMMITMENT TO ARKANSAS'S SENIOR CITIZENS.
TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF GENERAL WILLIAM DARBY; TO RECOGNIZE HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNITED STATES ARMY RANGERS; AND TO SUPPORT THE DARBY LEGACY PROJECT TO ERECT A STATUE IN HIS HONOR IN CISTERNA PARK, FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS.
CoSponsor
TO CREATE THE STATE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION.
TO LIMIT THE INCREASE IN GENERAL REVENUE EXPENDITURES FROM YEAR TO YEAR; AND TO CREATE A NEXUS BETWEEN THE AMOUNT OF GENERAL REVENUE EXPENDITURES AND THE GROWTH OF THE STATE DISPOSABLE PERSONAL INCOME.
TO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS PREVAILING WAGE LAW AND TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY TO CITIES AND COUNTIES FOR CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.
TO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING THE USE OF THE MONEY IN THE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING FUND; AND TO ELIMINATE THE GRANT PROGRAM UNDER THE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING FUND ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - FORT SMITH AND THE BOREHAM LIBRARY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO ALLOW CERTAIN NONRESIDENTIAL BUSINESS CONSUMERS TO OPT OUT OF UTILITY-SPONSORED ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS AND MEASURES AND DIRECT THEIR OWN ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS AND MEASURES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO DEDICATE SALES AND USE TAX REVENUE FROM THE SALES OF NEW AND USED VEHICLES IN PART FOR ROADWAY MAINTENANCE, CONSTRUCTION, AND RECONSTRUCTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REMOVE PROOF OF FREEDOM FROM CONTROL FROM THE EXCEPTIONS TO THE DEFINITION OF EMPLOYEE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING ACADEMIC, FISCAL, AND FACILITIES DISTRESS OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO MODIFY THE LIMITS OF MUNICIPAL TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION.
TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION IN ARKANSAS.
TO AMEND THE LAWS PERTAINING TO THE PROMULGATION OF WATER QUALITY STANDARDS; TO IMPROVE THE PROCESS FOR DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING WATER QUALITY STANDARDS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PROTECT THE INSURED DRIVERS OF ARKANSAS; AND TO ENCOURAGE COMPLIANCE WITH THE MOTOR VEHICLE LIABILITY INSURANCE LAWS OF ARKANSAS.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HUMAN HEARTBEAT PROTECTION ACT; TO PROTECT UNBORN CHILDREN.
THE SAFE SCHOOL INITIATIVE ACT.
TO REQUIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES TO PAY COMPARABLE REIMBURSEMENT TO PHYSICAL THERAPISTS, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS, AND PHYSICIANS.
TO CLARIFY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR REAL ESTATE LICENSES.
TO RE-CREATE THE STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE INCOME TAX FOR SERVICE PAY OR ALLOWANCES RECEIVED BY ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
TO RESTORE CONSISTENCY IN TEMPORARY TOTAL DISABILITY BENEFIT AND EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT DETERMINATIONS AFTER TERMINATION UNDER INITIATED MEASURE 4 OF 1948.
TO BE KNOWN AS THE CHURCH PROTECTION ACT OF 2013; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING REPORTS FOR SALES AND USE TAXES.
CONCERNING THE SALE OF EVENT TICKETS.
TO CLARIFY THE JURISDICTION AND REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF THE ARKANSAS REAL ESTATE COMMISSION; TO REGULATE TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING RESALE TIMESHARE PROPERTY.
THE TORT REFORM AMENDMENT OF 2014.
REAFFIRMING THE SENATE'S COMMITMENT TO DEFINE MARRIAGE AS THE UNION OF A MAN AND A WOMAN AND URGING THE U.S. CONGRESS, U.S. SUPREME COURT, AND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO UPHOLD AND ENFORCE THE DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT.

Committees

Committees