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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: 8
Seniority:
8
Occupation: Real Estate Developer/Contractor, FFH Construction LLC
Occupation:
Real Estate Developer/Contractor, FFH Construction LLC
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran: No
Veteran:
No
Public Service: House 1999, 2001; Senate 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
Public Service:
House 1999, 2001; Senate 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO CLARIFY THAT CERTAIN SECTIONS IN THE ARKANSAS CODE APPLY TO ALL MEDICAL SCHOOLS IN THE STATE.
TO CREATE THE WORKING FAMILIES OPPORTUNITY ACT.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE COLLECTION OF SALES AND USE TAX RATHER THAN USE TAX ON SALES BY CERTAIN REMOTE SELLERS.
TO DELAY THE INCLUSION OF A SCORE ON THE WRITING PORTION OF THE ACT ASPIRE ASSESSMENT IN A DETERMINATION OF THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF A STUDENT, PUBLIC SCHOOL, OR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT.
TO ESTABLISH A SMALL BUSINESS RETIREMENT PROGRAM IN ARKANSAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PROVIDE TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR SOLDIERS AND AIRMEN OF THE ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD.
TO AMEND THE TAX REBATE FOR QUALIFIED MANUFACTURERS OF BEER AND MALT BEVERAGES.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OF A MUNICIPALITY.
CONCERNING THE CERTIFICATION OF A BARTENDER AT AN EVENT.
CREATING THE ARKANSAS FALSE CLAIMS ACT; AND CONCERNING THE SUBMISSION OF FALSE CLAIMS TO THE STATE OR A LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ALLOCATION OF ENROLLMENT POSITIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF MEDICINE.
TO PROVIDE NECESSARY MEDICAID FUNDING TO COVER INCREASES IN COSTS INCURRED BY RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES AND ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH THE MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT ADEQUACY COMMISSION; TO PROVIDE FOR REGULAR REVIEWS OF MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT METHODOLOGIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING THE DISTRIBUTION OF HIGHWAY REVENUE INTEREST INCOME; AND TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR REGIONAL INTERMODAL FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION-RELATED RESEARCH.
TO SUNSET CERTAIN SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTIONS.
TO ALLOW CERTAIN YOUTH GROUPS TO USE PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDINGS OR PROPERTY TO PROVIDE SERVICES AT TIMES OTHER THAN INSTRUCTIONAL TIME; AND TO ALLOW CERTAIN YOUTH GROUPS TO SPEAK TO STUDENTS DURING SCHOOL HOURS.
TO CLARIFY THAT AN ACCOMMODATIONS INTERMEDIARY IS REQUIRED TO COLLECT AND REMIT THE SALES TAX AND TOURISM TAX DUE ON ARRANGEMENTS THE ACCOMMODATIONS INTERMEDIARY MAKES FOR THE SALE OR USE OF AN ACCOMMODATION.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DISTRIBUTION OF INTEREST INCOME EARNED ON HIGHWAY REVENUES.
TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE, RENEWAL, AND REPLACEMENT OF A SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE TO PROMOTE AND SUPPORT CYCLING IN ARKANSAS.
Primary Sponsor for House
TO AUTHORIZE LOCAL JURISDICTIONS TO REVIEW PLUMBING PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS.
TO CREATE THE WORKING FAMILIES OPPORTUNITY ACT.
TO REQUIRE OUT-OF-STATE SELLERS AND FACILITATORS TO PROVIDE NOTICE TO ARKANSAS PURCHASERS REGARDING TAX DUE ON CERTAIN PURCHASES AND TO REPORT SALES MADE TO ARKANSAS PURCHASERS.
TO CREATE THE ALTERNATIVE TO DISCIPLINE ACT; AND TO PROVIDE FOR TREATMENT OF NURSES LICENSED IN ARKANSAS WHO SUFFER FROM IMPAIRMENT.
TO IMPROVE THE FAIRNESS OF PROPERTY TAX ADMINISTRATION AND APPEALS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING A TOW VEHICLE LICENSED IN ANOTHER STATE.
TO CODIFY THE PROCESS FOR THE REVIEW OF RULES IMPACTING STATE MEDICAID COSTS; AND TO EXEMPT MEDICAL CODES FROM THE RULE-MAKING PROCESS AND LEGISLATIVE REVIEW AND APPROVAL.
AN ACT TO CLARIFY PROCEDURES FOR PROVIDING NOTICE OF MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY CHANGES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY CHANGE ACTIONS.
TO AMEND THE EFFECTIVE DATE PROVISION OF ACTS 2017, NO. 141, FOR CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE ACT.
TO AMEND THE DISTRIBUTION OF REVENUES DERIVED FROM THE ADDITIONAL TAX LEVIED ON DEEDS, INSTRUMENTS, AND WRITINGS; AND TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE ARKANSAS HOUSING TRUST FUND.
RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY MR. B.G. HENDRIX TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION TO NAME THE 616 GARRISON BUILDING IN FORT SMITH IN HIS HONOR.
CoSponsor
TO CREATE THE TAX REFORM AND RELIEF ACT OF 2017; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS TAX LAW CONCERNING INCOME TAX, SALES AND USE TAXES, AND THE SOFT DRINK TAX; AND TO SUPPLEMENT THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM TRUST FUND TO OFFSET DECREASED DEPOSITS FROM TAX REVENUES.
CONCERNING THE PLACEMENT OF A GOLD STAR FAMILY MEMORIAL MONUMENT ON THE STATE CAPITOL GROUNDS.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS HISTORIC REHABILITATION INCOME TAX CREDIT ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AUTHORIZE A COMMUNICATION IMPEDIMENT DESIGNATION AND DECAL DUE TO A MEDICAL CONDITION.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING APPOINTMENTS TO CERTAIN BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES, AND OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE BODIES.
TO AMEND THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE ARKANSAS TAX PROCEDURE ACT.
RECOGNIZING BASS REEVES AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING VOTER IDENTIFICATION WHEN CASTING A BALLOT IN PERSON.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT LIMITING CONTINGENCY FEES AND AWARDS OF PUNITIVE AND NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES; AND CHANGING THE POWERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND THE SUPREME COURT REGARDING RULES OF PLEADING, PRACTICE, AND PROCEDURE.
TO AMEND THE RULES OF THE SENATE OF THE NINETY-FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
CoSponsor for House
TO AMEND THE ELIGIBILITY OF FAMILY MEMBERS WHO MAY APPLY FOR A GOLD STAR LICENSE PLATE.
ACT TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE EXTENSION OF THE EXPIRATION DATE FOR A DRIVER'S LICENSE BELONGING TO A MILITARY MEMBER.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS TAX LAW CONCERNING INCOME TAX, SALES AND USE TAXES, AND THE SOFT DRINK TAX; AND TO SUPPLEMENT THE ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROGRAM TRUST FUND TO OFFSET DECREASED DEPOSITS FROM TAX REVENUES.
TO CLARIFY PROVISIONS CONCERNING REAL ESTATE LICENSE EXEMPTIONS; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE INVESTIGATION OF COMPLAINTS BY THE ARKANSAS REAL ESTATE COMMISSION.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION CONCERNING VOTER IDENTIFICATION WHEN CASTING A BALLOT.
ENCOURAGING THE EXPANSION OF UNITED STATES ROUTE 49 NORTH-SOUTH CORRIDOR TO IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY AND CREATE ECONOMIC PROSPERITY.

Committees

Committees