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Senator George Hopkins

804 East Page Ave., Malvern, 72104

Senator George Hopkins
Phone: 501-332-2020
Phone:
District: 6
District:
6
Seniority: 15
Seniority:
15
Occupation: Attorney
Occupation:
Attorney
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Senate in 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997
Public Service:
Senate in 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO CLARIFY THE METHOD OF USING THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR REDETERMINING THE RETIREMENT BENEFITS UNDER THE JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO CLARIFY THE METHOD OF USING THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR REDETERMINING THE RETIREMENT BENEFITS UNDER THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO INCREASE THE BENEFIT MULTIPLIER FOR EACH YEAR OF CREDITED SERVICE IN THE PERS CONTRIBUTORY AND NONCONTRIBUTORY SYSTEMS AND TO INCREASE BENEFITS FOR CURRENT RETIRANTS AND BENEFICIARIES IN PERS.
AN ACT CONCERNING INVESTIGATIONS MADE IN ADOPTIONS.
TO AMEND A. C. A. 24-8-209 TO PROVIDE FOR THE PICK-UP OF MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM
TO AMEND THE CONTRIBUTORY AND NONCONTRIBUTORY PROVISIONS OF THE PERS LAW TO REVISE AND STANDARDIZE CERTAIN ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS AND TO REPEAL NUMEROUS UNUSED SECTIONS.
PERSONS TWENTY-ONE OR OLDER SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO WEAR PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR WHILE OPERATING OR RIDING A MOTORCYCLE OR MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE.
TO INCREASE THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM FROM THREE TO FIVE PERSONS
TO REMOVE A RETIREMENT OPTION NO LONGER AVAILABLE AND TO PROVIDE FOR SPOUSAL BENEFITS UPON THE DEATH OF A RETIRANT.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE RURAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE ACT.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT A GUARDIANSHIP FOR THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF CHANGING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF A MINOR.
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THAT THE COURT MAY ORDER CHILD SUPPORT EVEN AFTER CHILD SUPPORT HAS AUTOMATICALLY TERMINATED.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE LOCAL BOARD OF A TECHNICAL COLLEGE AND A MUNICIPALITY TO COOPERATE IN PROVIDING A BUILDING OR STRUCTURE THAT SHALL BE UTILIZED BY THE COLLEGE FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES.
AN ACT CONCERNING VERIFICATION OF A STUDENTþS RIGHT TO TRANSFER INTO A NEW SCHOOL DISTRICT.
TO CREATE A TIER TWO BENEFIT PROGRAM FOR STATE POLICE OFFICERS; TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE TEACHERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM, HIGHWAY RETIREMENT SYSTEM, STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSFER OF CREDITED SERVICE AS A PROSECUTING ATTORNEY TO THE JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEESþ RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO ESTABLISH A DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN FOR ITS MEMBERS.
TO CHANGE THE DEFINITIONS OF þFINAL AVERAGE PAYþ AND þFINAL AVERAGE SALARYþ TO APPLY TO NOT LESS THAN THE HIGHEST 3 YEARS OF SALARY WITH THE PERS AND TEACHER RETIREMENT BOARDS OF TRUSTEES TO DETERMINE THE EXACT TIME.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 24-10-506 PERTAINING TO THE PURCHASE OF CREDITED SERVICE IN THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT TO TRANSFER FUNDS TO THE ARKANSAS FIRE AND POLICE GUARANTEE FUND; AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR UNDERFUNDED MUNICIPAL FIRE AND POLICE RELIEF AND PENSION FUNDS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER APPROPRIATION FOR T
TO ALLOW FOR PARTICIPATION IN DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLANS AMONG THE MEMBERS OF THE VARIOUS RECIPROCAL RETIREMENT SYSTEMS.
AN ACT CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY FOR BENEFITS FOR MUNICIPAL JUDGES.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO ADOPT POLICIES CONCERNING THE RIGHTS OF EMPLOYEES TO SEEK AND HOLD ELECTIVE OR APPOINTIVE OFFICE.
TO PROVIDE THAT NO ENHANCED BENEFITS RETIREMENT BILL BE FAVORABLY REPORTED OUT BY RETIREMENT COMMITTEE WITHOUT LANGUAGE ASSURING THAT IT WILL NOT CAUSE UNFUNDED LIABILITY TO EXCEED A 30 YEAR AMORTIZATION.
TO AMEND CODE TO MAKE IT CONFORM TO HOUSE RULES.
AUTHORIZE THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER TO REGULATE VIATICAL SETTLEMENTS IN ARKANSAS
TO PROVIDE FOR ALTERNATIVE TAX TREATMENT OF MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM UNDER SECTION 414(H) OF THE FEDERAL INCOME TAX LAWS.
TO REQUIRE MANDATORY FUNDING FROM THE ARKANSAS POLICE AND FIRE PENSION GUARANTEE FUND FOR PENSION PLANS WITH THE HIGHEST PRIORITY OF FINANCIAL NEEDS.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSURANCE PREMIUM TAX.
TO AMEND A.C.A. 6-17-204 PERTAINING TO THE INCORPORATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PERSONNEL POLICIES INTO CERTIFIED PERSONNEL CONTRACTS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 23-17-116.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATORY REFORM ACT OF 1997.
AN ACT CONCERNING DUTIES OF THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL.
AN ACT TO REENACT ARKANSAS CODE 23-17-232.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS DEAF AND HEARING IMPAIRED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES CORPORATION.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE TEACHER FAIR DISMISSAL ACT OF 1983 SHALL APPLY TO TEACHERS OF THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AND THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCES.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PILOT PROGRAM IN POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION FOR THE BLIND; TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROGRAM SHALL EXPIRE IN FOUR YEARS UNLESS EXTENDED BY AN ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
AN ACT CONCERNING DUTIES OF THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE SELECTION CRITERIA FOR FUTURE APPOINTEES TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AND THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF; TO ENCOURAGE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION; TO PROVIDE FOR BOARD TRAINING.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE ANNOTATED 16-90-703
AN ACT TO REPEAL VARIOUS OBSOLETE LAWS; AND TO EXEMPT COMPANIES GOVERNED UNDER ACT 77 OF 1997 FROM CERTAIN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
AN ACT CONCERNING RATE CREDITS OR REDUCED RATES IN RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS OR AREAS; AND TO CONCERNING OVERLAPPING BOUNDARIES OF FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS.
TO SET THE SALARIES AND EXPENSES OF THE DEPUTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS IN THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
REQUESTING THAT THE DEADLINE TO FILE PUBLIC RETIREMENT BILLS SHALL BE EXTENDED THROUGH FEBRUARY 17TH, 1997.
REQUESTING A STUDY TO BE CONDUCTED BY THE JOINT INTERIM COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAMS.
DECLARING THE POEM WRITTEN BY MRS. HESTER HOPKINS AS THE OFFICIAL POEM FOR THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE EIGHTY-FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY.