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Representative Joe Harris

Box 781, Osceola, 72370

Representative Joe Harris
Phone: 870-563-6798
Phone:
District: 94
District:
94
Seniority: 22
Seniority:
22
Occupation: Contractor
Occupation:
Contractor
Church Affiliation: Tabernacle Missionary Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Tabernacle Missionary Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: House in 1995, 1997, 1999
Public Service:
House in 1995, 1997, 1999


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO PROVIDE FOR ENHANCED PENALTY FOR CRIMES COMMITTED BY REASON OF THE VICTIM'S RACE, COLOR, ANCESTRY, ETHNICITY, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER OR SEXUAL PREFERENCE.
TO PROVIDE THAT LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS MAY RECEIVE MONTHLY STIPENDS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 27-14-2303 AND 2305 PERTAINING TO THE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO SALVAGE MOTOR VEHICLE TITLES.
TO AMEND THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR VOTER QUALIFICATIONS.
TO PROVIDE THAT COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONERS SHALL DELIVER ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR RUNOFF ELECTIONS TO THE COUNTY CLERK NO LATER THAN FIFTEEN DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 14-40-303 PERTAINING TO ELECTION PROCEDURES FOR ANNEXATION.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 7-5-701 RELATING TO THE DECLARATION OF RESULTS FOR ELECTIONS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 7-5-205 TO CLARIFY WRITE-IN VOTES IN MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 21-2-105 TO CLARIFY THE ADMINISTRATION OF OATHS.
TO CLARIFY CANDIDATES' AND MUNICIPAL OFFICE HOLDERS' RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 14-42-106 TO CLARIFY THE SWEARING IN OF MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 7-5-109 TO ESTABLISH A UNIFORM COST FOR PRINTED VOTER REGISTRATION LISTS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 7-5-405 TO AMEND THE APPLICATION FORM FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS.
TO REQUEST THE ARKANSAS CODE REVISION COMMISSION TO MAKE CORRECTIONS TO THE CATCHLINES IN ARKANSAS CODE 7-7-204 AND 7-7-301.
TO CLARIFY ELECTION LAW DEADLINES.
TO AMEND AMENDMENT 51, SECTION 9 OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO PROVIDE FOR ELECTION LAW DEADLINES.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 7-1-104 PERTAINING TO MISCELLANEOUS PENALTIES FOR ELECTION LAW VIOLATIONS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 7-7-402 PERTAINING TO THE FILING OF CERTIFICATES OF NOMINATION.
TO AMEND THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR VOTER QUALIFICATION.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 7-5-311 PERTAINING TO THE SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR DISABLED VOTERS.
TO CLARIFY LANGUAGE PERTAINING TO DEADLINES FOR CERTIFICATION, NOTICE AND APPOINTMENTS.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
AN ACT CONCERNING GREYHOUND RACING.
TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO COMMERCIAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSES AND RESTRICTED PERMIT PROVISIONS.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO ALLOW A PERSON WITH A CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE TO CARRY ANY HANDGUN HE OR SHE CHOOSES.
AN ACT CONCERNING RESIDENTIAL TELEPHONE SALES COLLECTION PRACTICES.
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PENALTIES FOR THE OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE DURING PERIOD OF LICENSE SUSPENSION.
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 THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS STATE POLICE TO COMPILE AND PUBLISH DATA REGARDING ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOPS CONDUCTED BY THE STATE POLICE.
TO CREATE A COLLEGE OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS CONSUMER TELEPHONE PRIVACY ACT.
TO REDUCE PUBLICATIONS DISTRIBUTED AND PUBLISHED BY STATE AGENCIES.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - FOR THE BILL CLINTON BIRTHPLACE HOME CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO ENHANCE THE PENALTIES FOR MULTIPLE DWI OFFENDERS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF WORLD WAR II VETERAN, KOREAN WAR VETERAN, VIETNAM VETERAN, AND PERSIAN GULF VETERAN LICENSE PLATES.
AN ACT TO DECLARE THE THIRD FRIDAY IN SEPTEMBER AS ‘POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY’.
THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE AMONG HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS ACT.
TO PREEMPT LOCAL UNITS OF GOVERNMENT FROM FILING LAWSUITS AGAINST FIREARM AND AMMUNITION MANUFACTURERS FOR DAMAGES FROM THE LAWFUL SALE OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION TO THE PUBLIC.
THE ARKANSAS TECHNICAL CAREERS STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PENALTIES FOR LARGE TRUCKS EXCEEDING SPEED LIMITS.
TO AUTHORIZE TEACHERS TO REMOVE STUDENTS FROM CLASS IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINE IN THE CLASSROOM.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 22-9-203 PERTAINING TO PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS BIDS BY ENCOURAGING SMALL, MINORITY, AND WOMEN BUSINESS ENTERPRISES.
TO EXEMPT THE FIRST $2,500 OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OF A USED VEHICLE FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX.
TO AUTHORIZE AN ARKANSAS COUNTY BORDERING ANOTHER STATE TO ENTER INTO INTERLOCAL AGREEMENTS WITH A CONTIGUOUS COUNTY OR PARISH IN THE OTHER STATE FOR PURPOSES OF ENFORCING DRUG LAWS.
TO AMEND THE REGULATION OF TELEPHONIC SELLERS BY PROHIBITING CALLER IDENTIFICATION BLOCKING.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 4, CHAPTER 88 TO ADD SUBCHAPTER 4 CONCERNING ‘SLAMMING' IN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY.
TO AUTHORIZE A MUNICIPAL JUDGE TO SIT AS AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE IN CITIES THAT ADOPT A FAIR HOUSING ORDINANCE.
NOTIFICATION TO LIENHOLDERS OF CHANGES IN VEHICLE CASUALTY POLICIES AND CONTRACTS AND TO PAYMENT OF INSURANCE CLAIMS ON VEHICLES SUBJECT TO LIENS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 4, CHAPTER 88 TO ADD SUBCHAPTER 4 CONCERNING "CRAMMING" IN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 26-57-803.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 26-57-904.
TO PROHIBIT TELEMARKETERS FROM SUBMITTING FOR PAYMENT A CHECK, DRAFT OR OTHER FORM OF NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENT WITHOUT THE CONSUMER'S EXPRESS WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION.
DECLARING ‘JOHNNY CASH DAY' IN ARKANSAS AND HONORING JOHNNY CASH AS A NATIVE ARKANSAN.
TO PROHIBIT AN INCREASE IN CERTAIN TAX RATES OR FEES EXCEPT ON A 3/5 VOTE; TO PREVENT A DECREASE IN ANY TAX RATE EXCEPT ON A MAJORITY VOTE; TO PROHIBIT REMOVING A TAX EXEMPTION EXCEPT ON A 3/5 VOTE.
THE CITY AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT REDEVELOPMENT BOND AND SHORT TERM FINANCING AMENDMENT.
A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO PROVIDE THAT MUNICIPALITIES SHALL HAVE LIMITED HOME RULE.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAM K. ‘MAC’ MCGEHEE, JR. AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
TO DESIGNATE THE MEMBERS’ PRIVATE WORK AREA OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AS A ‘NON-SMOKING AREA’.
EXPRESSING APPRECIATION TO ALL GOVERNMENTAL AND RELIEF AGENCIES, AND CITIZENS WHO RESPONDED TO AND ASSISTED THE VICTIMS OF THE 1997 TORNADOES THAT RAVAGED THIS STATE.
COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY INDIANS MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM AND HEAD COACH DICKEY NUTT ON THEIR OUTSTANDING 1998-99 REGULAR SEASON.
TO EXPRESS THE INTENT OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THAT ALL FORMER MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ARE AUTHORIZED AND ENCOURAGED TO WEAR THEIR HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LAPEL PINS.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL DUCKS UNLIMITED MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES.
TO PRESCRIBE THE AUTHORITY OF FIRST OR SECOND CLASS CITIES WITH MUNICIPAL JUDGES' AND CLERKS' PENSION PLANS WITH ASSETS IN EXCESS OF $100,000 TO EMPLOY AN INVESTMENT ADVISOR TO INVEST PLAN ASSETS PURSUANT TO CITY POLICY.
TO PRESCRIBE THE AUTHORITY OF CITIES AND COUNTIES WITH CITY OR COUNTY MUNICIPAL JUDGES' AND CLERKS' PENSION PLANS WITH ASSETS IN EXCESS OF $100,000 IN COUNTIES HAVING A POPULATION OF AT LEAST 150,000 PERSONS TO EMPLOY AN INVESTMENT ADVISOR.
TO ALLOW CITIES TO CREATE MUNICIPAL MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENHANCING THE ECONOMIC HEALTH AND VITALITY OF THE AREAS.
TO PRESCRIBE THE AUTHORITY OF BOARDS OF TRUSTEES OF CITIES HAVING NON-UNIFORM EMPLOYEE PENSION PLANS WITH ASSETS IN EXCESS OF $100,000 TO EMPLOY AN INVESTMENT ADVISOR TO INVEST PLAN ASSETS PURSUANT TO BOARD POLICY.
REGULATING STATE EMPLOYMENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS, AND THEIR SPOUSES; ESTABLISHES PROCEDURES REGARDING THEIR ENTERING INTO GRANTS, CONTRACTS OR LEASES WITH THE STATE.
TO CLARIFY THE LAW GRANTING SICK LEAVE TO MUNICIPAL FIRE FIGHTERS.
TO EXEMPT THE SALE OF DIGITAL BROADCAST EQUIPMENT TO LICENSED T.V. AND RADIO STATIONS FROM THE ARKANSAS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO INSTITUTE A TWO (2) YEAR PILOT LOAN/INCENTIVE PROGRAM FOR SMALL BUSINESS THROUGH COMMUNITY LENDERS.
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.
THE CHILD PROTECTION-PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT OF 1999.
TO REPEAL THE PROHIBITION ON INSPECTIONS FOR MANDATORY SEAT BELT USE AND TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF SEAT BELT VIOLATIONS TO SUSPEND A DRIVER LICENSE.
TO ESTABLISH AN EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR USED MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY PUNISHMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION SHALL JOINTLY ESTABLISH A TWO (2) YEAR PILOT COMMUNITY WORK PROGRAM IN LEE, PHILLIPS, ST. FRANCIS, AND CRITTENDEN COUNTIES.
TO PERMIT CITIES TO ADOPT ORDINANCES CONCERNING FAIR HOUSING THAT MEET GUIDELINES OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT.
TO PROVIDE AN ACT TO LICENSE AND REGULATE CHECK-CASHING AND DEFERRED PRESENTMENT OPTION BUSINESSES.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 16-43-212 TO AUTHORIZE CITY ATTORNEYS TO ISSUE SUBPOENAS IN ALL CITY FAIR HOUSING ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS THEY ARE INVESTIGATING.