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Senator Steve Higginbothom

P. O. Box 242, Marianna, 72360

Senator Steve Higginbothom
Phone: 870-295-9100
Phone:
District: 16
District:
16
Seniority: 21
Seniority:
21
Occupation: Farming
Occupation:
Farming
Church Affiliation: Episcopal
Church Affiliation:
Episcopal
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Senate 2003, 2005
Public Service:
Senate 2003, 2005


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
AN ACT TO ENSURE THAT ALL THE RECORDS AND HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED OR ANNEXED SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE RETAINED.
AN ACT TO EQUALIZE THE PRIVILEGE TAX ON LIVE RACING; AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR PURSES AND EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFITS.
AN ACT TO PROTECT THE HUNTING LANDS OF ARKANSAS.
TO MODIFY THE LAW REGARDING GRANDPARENT VISITATION AND CUSTODY.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 11-9-404(b) CONCERNING THE FILING OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS WITH THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION.
TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES FOR THE PRESERVATION, DISPOSAL, OR BOTH OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT HAVE BEEN CONSOLIDATED.
AN ACT TO ALLOW VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS TO RECEIVE SIMULTANEOUS SERVICE CREDIT FROM DIFFERENT VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS.
TO ADDRESS THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR EXECUTION AND ISSUANCE OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BID BONDS.
AN ACT TO CREATE CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE AT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN ARKANSAS TO IMPROVE THE STATE'S ABILITY TO COMPETE IN THE KNOWLEDGE-BASED ECONOMY.
AN ACT TO ALLOW ANY LENDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SMALL BUSINESS LOAN COLLABORATION PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE PROCESS OF SELECTING JURORS.
AN ACT TO CONNECT VARIOUS AGRICULTURE- RELATED AGENCIES TO AN ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT.
AN ACT TO CHANGE THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT FROM DIVISION B TO DIVISION A.
AN ACT FOR THE AUDITOR OF STATE - PERSONAL SERVICES FOR A PROSECUTING ATTORNEY - DIVISION A APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2005-2007 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AND THE LEGISLATIVE JOINT AUDITING COMMITTEE RECEIVE REPORTS ON IMPROPRIETIES DETECTED BY THE LEGISLATIVE JOINT AUDITING COMMITTEE.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - MARIANNA COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS IN LEE COUNTY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS IN FORREST CITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER PRESERVATION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CEMETERIES IN PHILLIPS AND ST. FRANCIS COUNTIES, GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS IN FORREST CITY - ST. FRANCIS COUNTY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO THE EAST ARKANSAS ENTERPRISE COMMUNITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO THE CALDWELL FIRE STATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITY OF COLT INFRASTRUCTURE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN ST. FRANCIS, LEE AND PHILLIPS COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO THE COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER IN HUGHES, ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO THE MADISON YOUTH COUNCIL GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITY OF WIDENER INFRASTRUCTURE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO THE HUGHES COMMUNITY CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS IN HELENA, ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2005-2007 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO THE EDMONSON POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENT IN CRITTENDEN COUNTY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE CROWLEY'S RIDGE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE - VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO THE ANTHONYVILLE FIRE STATION IN CRITTENDEN COUNTY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS IN WEST MEMPHIS - CRITTENDEN COUNTY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS IN LEE COUNTY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE EAST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - FINE ARTS BUILDING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE PHILLIPS COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE STATE FORESTRY COMMISSION - DISTRICT 3 OFFICE CONSTRUCTION APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS TO PHILLIPS COUNTY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO THE HORSESHOE LAKE CITY HALL IN CRITTENDEN COUNTY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION - REGIONAL CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE AT COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITIES IN ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO THE DELTA COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO ALLOW THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
ENDORSING THE PRINCIPLES OF A MULTI-POLLUTANT CONTROL PROGRAM.
COMMENDING ARKANSAS FARMERS FOR THEIR VITAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SECURITY AND ECONOMIC WELL-BEING OF THE STATE AND THE NATION.
ENDORSING THE NAMING OF THE LON MANN COTTON RESEARCH STATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE.
Primary Sponsor for House
ALLOWS AN INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR CONTRIBUTIONS MADE TO A HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT.
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE METHOD FOR VALUING CERTAIN FARMLAND ENROLLED IN FEDERAL LAND PROGRAMS.
AN ACT TO PERMIT EARTHMOVERS USED IN FARMING OPERATIONS TO TRAVEL MORE THAN FIFTY (50) MILES ON HIGHWAYS.
AN ACT FOR THE MID-SOUTH COMMUNITY COLLEGE - DELTA TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE ANNUAL AUDITS OF ECONOMIC INCENTIVE PROGRAMS.
TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION LICENSE PLATE.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT - HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT BONDS APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT - CONTINUATION OF MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENTS OF ROADS, STREETS, HIGHWAYS AND INTERSTATES APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO THE HELENA COMMUNITY CENTER IN PHILLIPS COUNTY, ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO CITIES IN PHILLIPS COUNTY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO THE GREATER FIRST BAPTIST OUTREACH MINISTRY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO THE DELTA FIRST ECUMENICAL COALITION, INC. GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO PROVIDE FOR A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR QUALIFIED MUSEUMS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE A TAX REFUND FOR THE SALE OF BIODIESEL MIXTURE.
AN ACT TO CREATE NEW INCENTIVES TO ENCOURAGE CERTAIN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO LOCATE IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY BOND ACT OF 2005.
TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES FOR THE PRESERVATION, DISPOSAL, OR BOTH OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT HAVE BEEN CONSOLIDATED.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO CONTROL THE DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN PRECURSOR INGREDIENTS UTILIZED TO MANUFACTURE METHAMPHETAMINE.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER SCHOOL LAW.
AN ACT FOR SAU-TECH - THE NORTHEAST ARKANSAS FIRE TRAINING SATELLITE CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO ALLOW APERS MEMBERS TO PURCHASE SERVICE CREDIT FOR TIME IN THE NATIONAL GUARD OR ARMED FORCES RESERVE.
AN ACT TO ELIMINATE PERFORMANCE-BASED BUDGETING FOR STATE AGENCIES.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE AND UNIFORM INSURANCE REFORM.
AN ACT CONCERNING PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTIONS.
AN ACT TO STRENGTHEN AND EXPAND TRANSFER AGREEMENTS AMONG COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN ARKANSAS.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE THIRD SATURDAY IN JUNE AS JUNETEENTH INDEPENDENCE DAY.
AN ACT TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
TO PROVIDE THAT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ARKANSAS TAX-DEFERRED TUITION SAVINGS PROGRAM ARE DEDUCTIBLE FROM ARKANSAS INCOME TAX.
TO RECOGNIZE TWIST, ARKANSAS AND A FAMOUS GUITAR NAMED "LUCILLE".
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT GROWING, RAISING, OR CULTIVATING PHARMACEUTICAL RICE.
AN ACT TO BE KNOWN AS THE MERCURY SWITCH REMOVAL ACT OF 2005 .
AN ACT TO REPEAL THE INCOME TAX SURCHARGE BEGINNING WITH TAX YEAR 2005.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CONSOLIDATED INCENTIVE ACT OF 2003.
ARKANSAS INTERSTATE HIGHWAY FINANCING ACT OF 2005.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE RENTAL VEHICLE TAX.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF - SMALL FARM OUTREACH CENTER AT LONOKE AND THE UAPB OUTREACH CENTER AT MARIANNA GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION
REGARDING THE AUTHORITY OF CITIES OR COUNTIES BY LOCAL OPTION ELECTION TO AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL FORMS OF ELECTRONIC GAMES OF SKILL AT HORSE RACING OR GREYHOUND RACING PARKS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF DR. FAY W. BOOZMAN AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF MR. CLAUD CASH AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF MR. MIKE EVERETT AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
REQUESTING THE FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION TO REJECT THE LOUISIANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION S COMPLAINT IN FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION DOCKET NO. EL01-88-000.
HONORING THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL.
RECOGNIZING AND COMMENDING THE ARKANSAS AGING INITIATIVE FOR ITS SPECIALIZED GERIATRIC SERVICES TO OLDER ARKANSANS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
COMMENDING THE ARKANSAS SOLDIERS, AIRMEN, SAILORS, AND MARINES OF THE ARKANSAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD AND THE ARMED FORCES RESERVE FOR THEIR SERVICE.
HONORING THE DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE OF SENATOR JERRY BOOKOUT.
HONORING THE DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE OF SENATOR TIM WOOLDRIDGE.
CoSponsor for House
AN ACT TO ALLOW DONATED PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS TO BE DISPENSED TO PATIENTS AT CHARITABLE CLINICS.
THE SCHOOL TEXTBOOK MARRIAGE PROTECTION ACT.
TO ALLOW A TEACHER TO EARN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDIT FOR TIME REQUIRED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR TO PLAN AND PREPARE A CURRICULUM AND OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL FOR HIS OR HER ASSIGNED CLASSES.
THE MILITARY SERVICE PROTECTION ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PROVIDING GRANTS TO COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2005-2007 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT CONCERNING PAYMENTS FROM THE ARKANSAS UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND AND CONCERNING ELIGIBLE TELECOMMUNICATION CARRIERS.
AN ACT TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BY AMENDING VARIOUS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS TO MAKE THEM MORE CONDUCIVE TO THE GROWTH OF HIGH-PAYING JOBS AND THE EXPANSION OF THE TAX BASE IN ARKANSAS.
LONG TERM CARE RESIDENT PROTECTION ACT OF 2005.
AN ACT TO CONTINUE THE SUPPLEMENTAL MIXED DRINK TAX OF FOUR PERCENT (4%) FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES.
TO PRESCRIBE LIMITATIONS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN ON MOTORCYCLES.

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