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Senator Bill Gwatney

P. O. Box 156, Jacksonville, 72076

Senator Bill Gwatney
Phone: 501-982-2102
Phone:
District: 19
District:
19
Seniority: 19
Seniority:
19
Occupation: Automobile Dealer
Occupation:
Automobile Dealer
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Senate in 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999
Public Service:
Senate in 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS CAMPAIGN AND ETHICS LAWS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT CONSTABLES FROM APPPOINTING DEPUTIES.
TO REDUCE THE TIME PERIOD FOR FINAL AVERAGE PAY UNDER THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FROM 5 YEARS TO 4 YEARS.
AN ACT TO MAKE EMERGENCY SECONDARY EDUCATION LOANS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS ENROLLED AS A MAJOR IN A PROGRAM OF STUDY LEADING TO TEACHER CERTIFICATION FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND SPECIAL EDUCATION.
TO PROVIDE CREDITED SERVICE FOR MILITARY SERVICE FOR LOPFI MEMBERS.
AN ACT CONCERNING ANNUITIES GENERALLY UNDER THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO PROVIDE THAT CHIEFS OF POLICE AND FIRE CHIEFS SHALL RECEIVE SERVICE CREDIT FOR ALL PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICE.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 22-2-108 PERTAINING TO LEASING FEES.
TO GIVE THE COUNTY JUDGE THE AUTHORITY TO SELECT THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF AN IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT FOR RIVERS.
TO REQUIRE APPROVAL BY THE COUNTY JUDGE BEFORE A COUNTY LEVEE OR DRAINAGE DISTRICT MAY EXERCISE ITS POWER OF EMINENT DOMAIN.
AN ACT TO ELIMINATE REGIONAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARDS AND DISTRICTS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 7-6-203 PERTAINING TO THE USE OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS.
AN ACT TO CREATE A NATURAL RESOURCES DAMAGES TRUST FUND AND ADVISORY BOARD.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE MEDICAL REVIEWERS TO BE LICENSED IN ARKANSAS.
TO ESTABLISH A COMMISSION TO STUDY THE OPERATION OF COIN-OPERATED AMUSEMENTS IN ARKANSAS.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO REPLACE PROPERTY TAXES WITH A SALES TAX INCREASE.
Primary Sponsor for House
THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE AMONG HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS ACT.
CoSponsor
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 REQUIRE A CHILD ADVOCATE TO BE LOCATED IN FACILITIES OPERATED BY THE DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES.
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO PERFORM RANDOM HEALTH INSPECTIONS OF FACILITIES OPERATED BY THE DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES; TO REQUIRE RANDOM SECURITY AUDITS OF FACILITIES OPERATED BY THE DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES.
TO INCREASE THE TRAINING AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUTH SERVICE WORKERS AND SECURITY OFFICERS EMPLOYED BY THE DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES.
TO ENCOURAGE TEACHERS TO PARTICIPATE IN AND COMPLETE NBPTS CERTIFICATION BY AUTHORIZING THE DEPT. OF EDUCATION TO PAY FULL TUITION AND INCENTIVE BONUSES.
PERFORMANCE-BASED PROGRAM BUDGETING AND STRATEGIC PLANNING PILOT PROGRAM
TO CHANGE THE NORMAL RETIREMENT AGE FOR LOPFI TO PERMIT RETIREMENT AT ANY AGE WITH 28 YEARS OF SERVICE.
THE PROSTATE CANCER ACT OF 1999.
TO ESTABLISH AND PROMOTE A UNIFORM SYSTEM OF REAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS WITHIN EACH COUNTY OF THE STATE.
TO SUBSTITUTE ACCREDITATION SURVEYS BY THE JOINT COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION FOR STATE LICENSING SURVEYS FOR HOSPITALS WHICH ARE ACCREDITED.
TO LEVY A TAX ON ALL MOTOR VEHICLES HAVING DECLARED GROSS WEIGHTS IN EXCESS OF 73,280 POUNDS.
TO REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE 22-3-1009.
THE EXTENDED JUVENILE JURISDICTION ACT.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-62-103 PERTAINING TO THE COMPENSATION OF EXCEPTIONALLY QUALIFIED ACADEMIC AND NONACADEMIC PERSONNEL.
LEVIES ADDITIONAL TAXES ON MOTOR FUEL AND DISTILLATE SPECIAL FUELS.
AN ACT TO CREATE A NATURAL RESOURCES DAMAGES TRUST FUND AND ADVISORY BOARD.
TO REQUIRE THE POSTING OF SIGNS STATING 'THE WILBUR D. MILLS FREEWAY' ON THE WILBUR D. MILLS FREEWAY.
TO AMEND THE SENATE RULES TO ADD A PROVISION CONCERNING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS.
CoSponsor for House
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
TO REQUIRE JUVENILE OFFENDERS COMMITTED TO THE DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES TO BE SEPARATED BY AGE AND SERIOUSNESS OF THE OFFENSE.
TO ESTABLISH A FACILITY TO HOUSE JUVENILE OFFENDERS BETWEEN THE AGES OF EIGHTEEN AND TWENTY-ONE.
TO REQUIRE ALL PERSONS COMMITTED TO THE COMMON JAIL OF THE COUNTY TO PAY THEIR EXPENSES WHILE DETAINED.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - FOR THE BILL CLINTON BIRTHPLACE HOME CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
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.