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Representative Steve Harrelson (D)

300 North State Line Avenue, Texarkana, 71854

Representative Steve Harrelson (D)
Phone: 870-772-0300
Phone:
District: 1
District:
1
Seniority: 63
Seniority:
63
Occupation: Attorney
Occupation:
Attorney
Church Affiliation: Methodist
Church Affiliation:
Methodist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: First term in House 2005, 2007 (House Majority Leader)
Public Service:
First term in House 2005, 2007 (House Majority Leader)


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO ADOPT THE UNIFORM STATUTORY RULE AGAINST PERPETUITIES.
AN ACT TO EQUALIZE RETIREE GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM COSTS AND TO PERMIT STATE CONTRIBUTIONS TO GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM COSTS FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM WHO ARE NOT STATE EMPLOYEES.
TO ADOPT THE UNIFORM REAL PROPERTY ELECTRONIC RECORDING ACT.
TO INCREASE THE RECORDING FEES CHARGED BY COUNTY RECORDERS FOR CERTAIN WRITTEN INSTRUMENTS.
TO CLARIFY THE LAW REGARDING BENEFICIARY DEEDS AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECOVERY OR DISCLAIMER OF REIMBURSEMENT OF BENEFITS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
TO CREATE THE "ARKANSAS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY PROGRAM ACT".
AN ACT PROVIDING ELECTION REFORM FOR THE ASSISTANCE OF COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS.
TO ALLOW PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO ESTABLISH CAMPUS POLICE DEPARTMENTS AND TO AUTHORIZE TRAINING OF CAMPUS POLICE OFFICERS.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION TO TRANSFER TO THE RED RIVER WATERWAYS PROJECT TRUST FUND APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
TO CHANGE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF UNCODIFIED 88 OF ACT 1273 OF 2003, AS AMENDED BY ACT 2008 OF 2005.
TO EXEMPT FROM SALES AND USE TAX THE NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED IN THE MANUFACTURING OF TIRES.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - ARKANSAS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION OPTICAL NETWORK GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE COLLEGE CREDIT TO ENTERING FRESHMEN WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PROGRAM.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF HEALTH - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO ALLOW OUT-OF-STATE NONTRADITIONAL LICENSURE APPLICANTS TO BE EMPLOYED AS TEACHER OF RECORD IN ARKANSAS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - MANAGEMENT SERVICES DIVISION - EMPLOYEE BENEFITS DIVISION - TO EQUALIZE RETIREE GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM COSTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF COUNTY OPERATIONS - ARKANSAS HUNGER RELIEF ALLIANCE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES - WAGE INCREASE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT AMENDING PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW PERTAINING TO THE PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION.
THE LANDFILL METHANE DEVELOPMENT ACT.
AN ACT TO SUPPLY ARKANSAS FEEDSTOCK TO RENEWABLE FUEL MANUFACTURING FACILITIES OPERATING IN ARKANSAS AND TO ENCOURAGE THE USE OF ARKANSAS HARVESTED CROPS IN THE PRODUCTION OF RENEWABLE FUELS IN ARKANSAS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL LEVELS OF CATEGORICAL FUNDING FOR NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH STUDENTS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE EXPANDED OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF BIOMASS PRODUCTION IN ARKANSAS AND TO PROVIDE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR BIOMASS PRODUCERS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE RECEIPT OF GIFTS BY MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO CLARIFY THE LAW CONCERNING THE EXERCISE OF EMINENT DOMAIN IN ARKANSAS.
TO INCLUDE MEDICAL RECORDS FROM PHYSICIAN OFFICES AS SELF-AUTHENTICATING UNDER THE HOSPITAL RECORDS ACT AND TO PROVIDE A REASONABLE FEE FOR COPYING MEDICAL RECORDS.
DECLARING ARKANSAS'S AS THE CORRECT SPELLING OF THE POSSESSIVE FORM OF THE NAME OF OUR STATE.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
TO REGULATE THE SELECTION AND USE OF TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS AND TO MINIMIZE THE COST OF TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
TO REGULATE THE SELECTION AND USE OF TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS AND TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN SINGLE-USE TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE DISTRICT COURT RESOURCE ASSESSMENT BOARD; TO CREATE A PILOT PROGRAM OF FULL-TIME DISTRICT COURT JUDGES THAT ARE EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; TO CONSOLIDATE CITY COURTS WITH DISTRICT COURTS.
TO REGULATE STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TEXTBOOK SALES AND TO REQUIRE PROMPT NOTICE OF THE ADOPTION OF TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS.
TO REGULATE THE SELECTION AND USE OF TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS AND TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN CUSTOMIZED TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO REGULATE THE ADMINISTRATION AND USE OF STATE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO STUDENTS. SALES.
AN ACT TO REGULATE STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TEXTBOOK SALES AND TO PROHIBIT INDUCEMENTS TO REQUIRE SPECIFIC TEXTBOOKS.
AN ACT TO REGULATE STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TEXTBOOK SALES AND TO REQUIRE COURSE SUPPLEMENTS BE SOLD TO COMPETING BOOKSTORES AT COST.
TO REQUIRE STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO PERMIT LOCAL PRIVATE RETAILERS ACCESS TO STUDENT SALES.
TO REGULATE THE USE OF ROYALTIES FROM THE SALE OF TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS OR PUBLICATIONS BY STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION EMPLOYEES.
TO PROHIBIT REFERRALS TO WEBSITES OF TEXTBOOK RETAILERS THAT ARE NOT REQUIRED AND DO NOT AGREE TO COLLECT ARKANSAS SALES AND USE TAXES.
TO REQUIRE THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT TO CITIES AND COUNTIES IN THE ADOPTION OF LOCAL COURT SECURITY PLANS AND THE PROVISION OF COURT SECURITY FOR CIRCUIT AND DISTRICT COURTS.
CoSponsor
TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF THE GROSS RECEIPTS AND COMPENSATING USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR THE SALE OF A USED MOTOR VEHICLE.
TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF UNLAWFUL CONSUMER LOANS.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS OPTIONS COUNSELING FOR LONG-TERM CARE PROGRAM.
TO ALLOW MILITARY OFFICERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES TO RECEIVE THE SAME INCOME TAX EXEMPTION AS ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
EXTENDING THE PERIOD OF AN ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM EARNINGS LIMITATION WAIVER.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS INFORMATION READING SERVICES FOR THE BLIND WITHIN THE DIVISION OF STATE SERVICES FOR THE BLIND OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
TO CREATE THE OFFENSES OF INTERFERENCE WITH EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION IN THE FIRST DEGREE AND INTERFERENCE WITH EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION IN THE SECOND DEGREE.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE WITH FUNERAL COSTS FOR NEEDY ARKANSANS AND TO CREATE A BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO STUDY METHODS FOR PROVIDING FUNERAL ASSISTANCE TO NEEDY ARKANSANS.
TO EXEMPT PURCHASES BY OR FOR A PERMANENTLY DISABLED VETERAN FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT FUND AND TO REPEAL OBSOLETE SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE RELATED TO ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND WEATHERIZATION.
TO EXTEND THE OBLIGATION TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
AN ACT TO CREATE FIVE (5) ADDITIONAL CIRCUIT JUDGESHIPS.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE TEACHER LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS BY CREATING THE LIFETIME TEACHING LICENSE.
TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR FILING INSTRUMENTS WITH A COUNTY RECORDER.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE INCOME TAX RELIEF FOR LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS.
THE FAIR GIFT CARD ACT.
CONCERNING THE SALE AND USE OF ROTATING, FLASHING, OR OSCILLATING BLUE LIGHTS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND EXTENSION PROGRAM - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT.
TO STRENGTHEN CITIZEN ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION, PUBLIC RECORDS, AND PUBLIC MEETINGS.
TO LIMIT THE LOCATION OF ADULT-ORIENTED BUSINESSES IN PROXIMITY TO LOCATIONS FREQUENTED BY CHILDREN.
TO AMEND THE TRAUMA SYSTEM ACT AND TO CREATE THE TRAUMA SYSTEM REVOLVING TRUST FUND.
TO ENSURE THAT PUBLIC EMPLOYEE AND GOVERNMENT DISPUTES CAN BE RESOLVED USING DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESSES.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING ACT OF 2003 AND TO ENSURE THAT EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE RECEIVES THE FULL AMOUNT OF FOUNDATION FUNDING.
TO AMEND THE MOTOR VEHICLE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT REGARDING FEES CHARGED FOR HANDLING AND PROCESSING THE SALE OR LEASE OF A NEW OR USED MOTOR VEHICLE.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - STATEWIDE GRANTS FOR SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
THE ARKANSAS FAIR TRADE PRACTICES FOR PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGERS ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANTS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE OFFICE OF THE TREASURER OF STATE - COUNTY AID AND MUNICIPAL AID APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT - HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS AND MAINTENANCE APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO FINANCE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COUNTY AID AND MUNCIPAL AID.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - COUNTY, DISTRICT AND STATE FAIRS AND FAIR CONSORTIUMS CONSTRUCTION,MAINTENANCE AND INFRASTRUCTURE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ARKANSAS CHILD ABUSE/RAPE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMISSION - STATEWIDE GRANTS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE UTILITY FACILITY ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC PROTECTION ACT AND THE ARKANSAS MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY INTERLOCAL COOPERATION ACT OF 2003.
TO ESTABLISH A HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES GRANT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES OR THEIR EQUIVALENT FROM LOW INCOME FAMILIES TO BE USED AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO ENSURE BETTER UTILIZATION AND COORDINATION OF THE STATE S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE RESOURCES DEVOTED TO SERVING CHILDREN, YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES.
TO ESTABLISH THE GOVERNOR S COMMISSION ON GLOBAL WARMING; TO DIRECT THE COMMISSION TO STUDY ISSUES RELATED TO GLOBAL WARMING; AND TO ESTABLISH A GLOBAL WARMING POLLUTANT REDUCTION GOAL AND COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGIC PLAN.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO PROVIDE UNDERGRADUATE CREDIT FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COMPLETING ADVANCED PROGRAMS.
AN ACT TO REESTABLISH FAIRNESS, TRANSPARENCY, AND COMPETITION IN THE BIDDING PRACTICES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLICLY FUNDED BUILDINGS, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND FACILITIES.
ENCOURAGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO ASSIST THE PEOPLE OF DUMAS, ARKANSAS.
RATIFYING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT EQUALITY OF RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED BY THE UNITED STATES OR ANY STATE ON ACCOUNT OF SEX.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ESTABLISH A STATE LOTTERY TO HELP FUND COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AND TEACHER BONUSES IN THIS STATE.
TO AMEND THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO CLARIFY THAT DEBT CANCELLATION AGREEMENTS ARE NOT INSURANCE UNDER THE ARKANSAS INSURANCE CODE.
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
AN ACT TO RECOGNIZE, HONOR, AND PROTECT ARKANSAS CITIZENS WHO ARE SUMMONED TO SERVE AS JURORS IN ARKANSAS STATE COURTS; TO INCREASE THE RATE OF JUROR COMPENSATION; AND TO REIMBURSE COUNTIES FOR THE COSTS OF JURIES.
AN ACT TO REDUCE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF TIME THAT PETIT JURORS ARE REQUIRED TO SERVE.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT THE ENHANCED PROSPECTIVE JUROR LIST BE USED IN THE SELECTION OF ALL PROSPECTIVE JURORS IN ALL CIRCUIT COURT DIVISIONS.
TO PROVIDE FOR A REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK FOR A PHARMACY TO RECORD PURCHASES OF PSEUDOPHEDRINE AND OTHER SIMILAR SUBSTANCES; TO PROVIDE FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND ACCESS TO THE REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK; AND FOR PENALTIES.
AN ACT TO TREAT NATIVE WINE MANUFACTURERS EQUALLY WITH OTHER MANUFACTURERS AND TO PROTECT THE STATE'S TRADITIONAL THREE-TIER SYSTEM FOR THE CONTROL OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.
AN ACT TO GRANT CITIES AND TOWNS ADDITIONAL TOOLS TO DEAL WITH CRIMINAL, NUISANCE, AND VACANT PROPERTIES.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS STATUTES PERTAINING TO TAX DELINQUENT PROPERTY.
THE ARKANSAS LAND BANK ACT.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS QUIET TITLE STATUTES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE UAMS CANCER RESEARCH CENTER MATCHING FUND.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE DIVISION OF VITAL RECORDS OF THE DIVISION OF HEALTH OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ISSUE CERTIFICATES OF BIRTH RESULTING IN STILLBIRTH.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE PRACTICES.
TO AMEND THE MOTOR VEHICLE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT REGARDING FEES CHARGED FOR HANDLING AND PROCESSING THE SALE OR LEASE OF A NEW OR USED MOTOR VEHICLE.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE WITH FUNERAL COSTS FOR NEEDY ARKANSANS AND TO CREATE A BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO STUDY METHODS FOR PROVIDING FUNERAL ASSISTANCE TO NEEDY ARKANSANS.
AN ACT AMENDING ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING PROCEDURES AND DEADLINES FOR ELECTIONS.
ENCOURAGING THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO ADD THE BROWNS TO ITS MEMBERSHIP.

Committees

Committees