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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: 32
Seniority:
32
Occupation: Attorney
Occupation:
Attorney
Church Affiliation: Methodist
Church Affiliation:
Methodist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: First term in House 2005, 2007 (Majority Leader), 2009 (Majority Leader)
Public Service:
First term in House 2005, 2007 (Majority Leader), 2009 (Majority Leader)


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CLOSING OF UNLICENSED TRANSITIONAL HOUSING FOR CRIMINAL OFFENDERS; AND TO ALLOW CIVIL PENALTIES FOR OPERATION OF UNLICENSED TRANSITIONAL HOUSING.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ELECTRONIC PUBLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE ARKANSAS REPORTS.
AN ACT TO ENSURE THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH POSSESSES SUBPOENA POWER.
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.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS STATE LAND INFORMATION BOARD.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS VERSION OF THE UNIFORM DISCLAIMER OF PROPERTY INTERESTS ACT.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE CAMPAIGN PRACTICE OF JUDGES; AND TO REPEAL § 7-6-103.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS CIGARETTE FIRE SAFETY STANDARD ACT; AND TO CREATE THE CIGARETTE FIRE SAFETY STANDARD FUND.
AN ACT TO ALLOW OUT-OF-STATE NONTRADITIONAL LICENSURE APPLICANTS TO BE EMPLOYED AS TEACHER OF RECORD IN ARKANSAS.
TO ENACT THE UNIFORM LIMITED COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION ACT (2007).
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR AN INTERNET BROADCAST OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE OFFICE OF CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT TO PROVIDE A REPORT TO THE CIRCUIT CLERK DETAILING ARREARAGES PAID IN NONSUPPORT CASES.
AN ACT CONCERING THE SALARIES OF JUDGES AND OTHER PERSONNEL OF VARIOUS DISTRICT COURTS.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - GRANTS FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT FOR ADULT EDUCATION AND SENIOR CLINIC SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS TOBACCO CONTROL BOARD - FIRE SAFETY AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - ARKANSAS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION OPTICAL NETWORK OPERATIONS, EQUIPMENT AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR AN INTERNET BROADCAST OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT TO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 17, CHAPTER 22 CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION.
TO REQUIRE ALL STATE AGENCIES TO POST NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS ON THE INTERNET.
AN ACT REGARDING DWI IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES.
CONCERNING THE PAYMENT OF COURT FINES AND COSTS WITH A CREDIT CARD THROUGH A THIRD-PARTY ENTITY.
TO TRANSFER CERTAIN FUNDS TO THE RED RIVER WATERWAYS PROJECT TRUST FUND FROM THE GENERAL REVENUES.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE BUREAU OF LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH TO MAKE AUDIO RECORDINGS OF ALL COMMITTEE MEETINGS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND TO PRESERVE AND MAINTAIN THE AUDIO RECORDINGS.
TO ADD AGGRAVATED RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY TO THE LIST OF SERIOUS FELONIES INVOLVING VIOLENCE IN THE HABITUAL OFFENDER STATUTE AND AS AN UNDERLYING FELONY IN THE CAPITAL MURDER STATUTE.
TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF ARKANSANS TO OBTAIN JUSTICE IN COURTS OF LAW.
TO EXEMPT FROM SALES AND USE TAX THE SALE OF RAW PRODUCTS FROM A FARM, ORCHARD, OR GARDEN AT A FARMER'S MARKET.
THE ARKANSAS CAPITAL PLAN FOR RAIL PROJECTS ACT OF 2009.
TO AMEND AND CLARIFY VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD TENANT ACT OF 2007.
TO REPEAL THE SALES AND USE TAX ON MINI-WAREHOUSE AND SELF-STORAGE RENTAL SERVICES.
AN ACT TO ADD TWO BOARD MEMBERS TO THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF ACUPUNCTURE AND RELATED TECHNIQUES.
CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATIONS OF ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES FOR USE IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM IN ARKANSAS.
TO CREATE THE DIVISION OF DEPENDENCY-NEGLECT PARENT COUNSEL REPRESENTATION WITHIN THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC DEFENDER COMMISSION.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS VETERANS LAND BOARD.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE MONETARY LIMIT BEFORE A CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IS REQUIRED.
CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY FOR RETIREMENT BENEFITS FOR COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL JUDGES AND COURT EMPLOYEES.
TO AMEND THE RECORDING FEES CHARGED BY COUNTY RECORDERS FOR CERTAIN WRITTEN INSTRUMENTS.
TO DEFINE THE ROLE OF AN ATTORNEY AD LITEM.
TO AMEND THE SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION BY ATTORNEYS EMPLOYED BY THE STATE OF ARKANSAS TO ASSIST IN THE ESTABLISHMENT AND ENFORCEMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT ORDERS.
TO AMEND THE METHOD OF TAXATION OF AMUSEMENT MACHINES.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
TO ENACT THE UNIFORM PRUDENT MANAGEMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL FUNDS ACT (2006).
REMOVING ABANDONMENT AS GROUNDS FOR TERMINATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF PARENT AND CHILD.
TO AMEND SUPREME COURT RULE 5-2 AS AUTHORIZED BY SECTION 9 OF AMENDMENT 80 TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION.
CONCERNING THE RELINQUISHMENT AND TERMINATION OF PARENT AND CHILD RELATIONSHIP.
TO INCREASE THE UNIFORM FILING FEES IN CIRCUIT COURT.
AN ACT TO BE KNOWN AS THE "ARKANSAS HUMAN CAPITAL RESTORATION ACT".
AN ACT TO BE KNOWN AS "RACHEL'S BILL" FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPROVING PERSONAL WATERCRAFT SAFETY.
TO ALLOW MERITORIOUS GOOD TIME FOR PERSONS SENTENCED UNDER THE SEVENTY-PERCENT RULE REGARDLESS OF THE DATE OF THE OFFENSE.
TO HELP TO ENSURE THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE OF CHILDREN BY MODERNIZING AND UPDATING THE LAW RELATED TO CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT.
TO CLARIFY THE PROCEDURE FOR PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION RELATED TO CHILD FATALITIES OR NEAR-FATALITIES AND THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF THE DIVISION OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES.
TO ESTABLISH THE PARAMETERS OF THE PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION ON FATALITIES AND NEAR FATALITIES IN CHILD MALTREATMENT MATTERS.
TO UPDATE THE REFERENCES IN THE ARKANSAS CODE RELATED TO THE CHILD MALTREATMENT ACT.
TO AMEND THE JUVENILE CODE REGARDING JUDICIAL DETERMINATIONS OF WHETHER A CONFESSION OR WAIVER OF COUNSEL WAS MADE FREELY, VOLUNTARILY, AND INTELLIGENTLY.
CONCERNING THE ELECTRONIC RECORDING COMMISSION AND THE AUTOMATED RECORDS SYSTEMS FUND COMMITTEE.
TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF CERTAIN CUSTOMIZED TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS FOR UNDERGRADUATE COURSES AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TO MINIMIZE THE COST OF TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS.
TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF CERTAIN SINGLE-USE TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS FOR UNDERGRADUATE COURSES AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TO MINIMIZE THE COST OF TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS.
TO ESTABLISH POLICIES ADDRESSING THE SELECTION AND USE OF TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
COMMENDING JUDGE WILLIAM JAY RILEY OF THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS FOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LEGAL PROFESSION.
CoSponsor
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT.
TO ESTABLISH AN INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT FOR THE REHABILITATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF CENTRAL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS.
TO INCREASE THE TAX ON CIGARETTES AND CERTAIN TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION TO PAY THE COMMISSION TO THE STAMP DEPUTIES FOR CERTAIN CIGARETTE TAXES.
AN ACT CONCERNING DEATH AND DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR POLICE OFFICERS KILLED OR INJURED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE A STRUCTURE, SELF-SUPPORT, AND FUNDING FOR THE PERPETUAL STAFFING AND OPERATION OF THE AUTOMATED COURT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.
THE ROGER PHILLIPS TRANSFER POLICY ACT.
TO GRANT SUBPOENA POWER TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE STANDARDS BOARD.
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INCOME TAX RELIEF TO HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD TAXPAYERS WITH TWO OR MORE DEPENDENTS.
TO INCREASE DISTRICT COURT FILING FEES; ESTABLISH ADDITIONAL PILOT STATE DISTRICT COURT JUDGESHIPS; CONSOLIDATE CITY COURTS WITH DISTRICT COURTS.
CONCERNING THE BALLOT PRESENTATION OF INITIATIVE OR REFERRED AMENDMENTS OR ACTS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES - SMALL MINORITY CONTRACTORS SURETY BONDING AND MENTOR PROTEGE TRAINING PILOT PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO ENSURE AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF ARKANSAS MILK FOR ARKANSAS CONSUMERS; TO STABILIZE AND STIMULATE DAIRY FARMS IN ARKANSAS; AND TO CREATE THE DAIRY STABILIZATION FUND.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING SCRAP METAL DEALERS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF ELECTION OFFICIALS AND ELECTION OFFICERS.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS GEOLOGICAL SURVEY - ARKANSAS LIGNITE RESOURCES PILOT PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO ENHANCE SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION OF CHILDREN IN CHILD CARE.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE § 18-44-101 ET SEQ. CONCERNING THE PERFECTION, FILING, AND ENFORCEMENT OF MECHANIC'S AND MATERIALMEN'S LIENS.
THE FAIR DISCLOSURE TO EMPLOYERS, INSURANCE COMPANIES, AND OTHERS OF PAYMENTS FOR PHARMACISTS' SERVICES ACT.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
THE ARKIDS FIRST IMPROVEMENT ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANTS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND ENERGY GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - STATEWIDE GRANTS - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY - FAIR GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION - BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - GRANTS - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS WATERWAYS COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - BOOKS FOR ARKANSAS STUDENTS' EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - COMMUNITY GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - HISTORIC PRESERVATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF COUNTY OPERATIONS - HOMELESS SHELTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ARKANSAS CHILD ABUSE/RAPE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMISSION STATEWIDE GRANTS TO VIOLENCE SHELTERS/CRISIS & ADVOCACY CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION - CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, EQUIPMENT AND LIBRARY RESOURCES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS CRIME INFORMATION CENTER - ARKANSAS REAL-TIME SCRAP METAL LOGBOOK EXPENSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - STATEWIDE 2-1-1 INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SYSTEM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - ARKANSAS HUNGER RELIEF ALLIANCE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - SKIN CANCER EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF VOLUNTEERISM - NON-PROFIT SUPPORT GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS - CASA GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO INCLUDE EXEMPT WHOLESALE GENERATORS OF ELECTRICITY IN THE DEFINITION OF A MANUFACTURER FOR PURPOSES OF THE REDUCED EXCISE TAX RATE ON NATURAL GAS USED IN MANUFACTURING.
TO ESTABLISH AN ACADEMIC FACILITIES REVIEW BOARD AND TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR A HEARING ON ACADEMIC FACILITIES PROJECTS.
AN ACT REGARDING THE TERMINATION OF CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS.
THE ELECTRIC AUTOCYCLE ACT.
THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY SAVINGS GOALS ACT OF 2009.
TO ESTABLISH A FORFEITURE PROCEDURE FOR TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND TO ESTABLISH A TOBACCO CONTROL FUND.
TO ENCOURAGE AND FOSTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND REVITALIZE COMMUNITIES BY ALLOWING A TAX CREDIT FOR THE REHABILITATION OF HISTORIC STRUCTURES LOCATED IN ARKANSAS.
AN ACT CONCERNING SUBPOENAS ISSUED BY STATE AGENCIES.
THE HERITAGE TRAILS SYSTEM ACT.
CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS COMMISSION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS AND TRAINING.
CONCERNING DEATH BENEFITS FOR COVERED PUBLIC EMPLOYEES KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
TO CREATE A BACK-TO-SCHOOL TAX-FREE HOLIDAY BY EXEMPTING ITEMS OF CLOTHING FROM SALES AND USE TAX DURING A LIMITED TIME PERIOD.
TO REPEAL ACT 218 OF 2009 WHICH PROVIDES CERTAIN APPEALS FROM THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO BE MADE TO THE COURT OF APPEALS.
COMMEMORATING THE CENTENNIAL OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP).
RECOMMENDING THAT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BE COMMITTED TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF I-69 IN 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.
CoSponsor for Senate
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT
TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF ROADS AND HIGHWAYS IN THE STATE BY ADDRESSING ISSUES RELATED TO THE LICENSING OF YOUTHFUL DRIVERS.
AN ACT TO CREATE "THE ANTONY HOBBS III ACT" AND TO CREATE SCHOOL-BASED AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR AND CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION PROGRAMS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - LITTLE ROCK ZOO IMPROVEMENTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT REGARDING STATE FUNDED PHARMACY BENEFIT PLANS.
AN ACT CONCERNING AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO DOGS, CATS, AND HORSES AND RELATED OFFENSES AND CONCERNING ANIMAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.
TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
RECOMMENDING THAT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BE COMMITTED TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF I-49 BETWEEN TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS, AND FT. SMITH, 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.

Committees

Committees