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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: 13
Seniority:
13
Occupation: Attorney
Occupation:
Attorney
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Senate in 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999
Public Service:
Senate in 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO PROVIDE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM RETIREES WITH AN ADDITIONAL MONTHLY BENEFIT AND ELIMINATE REFERENCES TO THE FEDERAL CPI.
TO INCREASE THE LUMP-SUM BENEFIT PAID TO THE SURVIVORS OF MEMBERS OF THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM (TRS) AND TO GIVE A BENEFIT TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN.
TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF ‘SALARY’ UNDER THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND TO REPEAL A PROVISION OF LAW DEALING WITH AN ALTERNATE DEFINITION OF SALARY.
TO ALLOW RETIRANTS OF THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO CHANGE RETIREMENT OPTIONS UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
TO PROVIDE MINIMUM BENEFITS FOR TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM MEMBERS WITH 10 OR MORE YEARS OF SERVICE.
AN ACT CONCERNING CREDITED SERVICE IN ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR CERTAIN NONUNIFORMED MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES.
AN ACT TO CHANGE THE RATE OF EARNING SERVICE CREDIT FOR CERTAIN ELECTED OFFICIALS UNDER PERS TO THE SAME RATE AS FOR REGULAR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.
AN ACT CONCERNING MINIMUM DISABILITY AND SURVIVOR BENEFITS, COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT, AND RECIPROCAL CREDIT UNDER A JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM PLAN BASED ONLY ON ACTUAL SERVICE.
AN ACT TO MAKE THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM A RECIPROCAL SYSTEM WITH OTHER STATE SUPPORTED SYSTEMS.
TO SIMPLIFY THE ANNUAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE PENSION FUNDS TO THE ARKANSAS FIRE AND POLICE PENSION REVIEW BOARD.
TO PROVIDE AUTHORITY FOR THE TRS-BOARD OF TRUSTEES, WHEN ACTUARIALLY APPROPRIATE, TO COMPOUND THE COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR RETIRANTS AND OTHER BENEFICIARIES.
AN ACT FOR THE OFFICE OF THE TREASURER OF STATE - CITY-COUNTY TOURIST APPROPRIATION FOR THE 1999-2001 BIENNIUM.
TO ALLOW THE PENSION REVIEW BOARD TO ASSURE THE TAX QUALIFICATION OF LOCAL PENSION PLANS AND TO ADD A SECTION TO MEET IRS. REQUIREMENTS FOR QUALIFIED PLANS.
TO REDUCE THE EARLY RETIREMENT PENALTIES FOR TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO PROVIDE AUTHORITY FOR THE TRS-BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO INCREASE THE BENEFIT MULTIPLIER FOR MEMBERS AND TO PROVIDE FOR COMPARABLE INCREASES TO RETIREES.
AN ACT TO REVISE THE MAXIMUM PER DIEM AUTHORIZED FOR DIRECTORS OF SANITATION AUTHORITIES UNDER THE ‘JOINT COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL ACT’.
TO AMEND THE CONTRIBUTORY AND NONCONTRIBUTORY PROVISIONS OF THE PERS LAW TO REVISE CERTAIN ELIGIBILITY AND BENEFIT PROVISIONS.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM; TO REVISE VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE TIER TWO BENEFIT PLAN FOR THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AUTHORIZE VARIOUS RETIREMENT BOARDS TO REGULATE PARTICIPATION BY CERTAIN EMPLOYEES.
TO INCREASE THE MULTIPLIER FOR EACH YEAR OF CREDITED SERVICE IN APERS AND TO INCREASE THE BENEFIT PAYMENTS TO CURRENT RETIRANTS AND BENEFICIARIES IN PERS.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR THE JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 24-7-1303 CONCERNING CONTRIBUTIONS TO ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS FOR THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND EXPAND THE PURCHASE OF OVERSEAS SERVICE CREDIT AND CHANGE THE METHOD OF COMPUTING THE PURCHASE SERVICE CREDIT.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS OPEN-CUT LAND RECLAMATION ACT.
AN ACT CONCERNING CREDITED SERVICE OF CERTAIN PUBLIC SAFETY MEMBERS; AND TO AMEND DISABILITY PROVISIONS.
TO PROVIDE THAT NONPROBATIONARY STATUS TEACHERS MAY ONLY BE TERMINATED OR FACE CONTRACT NONRENEWAL FOR REASONABLE CAUSE.
TO ALLOW THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM, THE STATE POLICE, THE JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM, AND THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO PROCESS PAYMENTS TO RETIREES IN A TIMELY MANNER.
THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM AFFORDABLE HOUSING INVESTMENT ACT TO OPERATE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FACILITIES, NURSING FACILITIES, AND SIMILAR FACILITIES AS INVESTMENTS.
AN ACT TO BE KNOWN AS THE ‘EXCEPTIONAL EMPLOYEE RECRUITMENT PROGRAM’.
TO AMEND THE PERS DROP CONTRIBUTION PROVISION.
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE USE OF THE TERMS COOPERATIVE' AND CORPORATION' IN CERTAIN PARTS OF THE RURAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE ACT.
AN ACT TO CREATE A LOCAL GOVERNMENT DIVISION.
AN ACT CONCERNING BENEFITS UNDER MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENT PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO MUNICIPAL JUDGES AND COURT CLERKS AND TO LOCAL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES.
AN ACT CONCERNING MEMBERSHIP IN THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM BY MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO AMEND 4-29-302 TO CLARIFY THE LANGUAGE.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 4-29-204 PERTAINING TO APPLICATIONS UNDER THE ARKANSAS BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A TIER TWO ACTUAL JUDICIAL SERVICE BENEFIT PLAN FOR THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND TO REPEAL THE DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN FOR THE JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADJUSTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS REMAINING WHEN THE OBLIGATION FOR ONE (1) CHILD EXPIRES.
AN ACT TO ASSIST LANDOWNERS TO OBTAIN MUNICIPAL SERVICES.
AN ACT CONCERNING CONTRACTS FOR THE SALE OF WATER BY A FIRST CLASS CITY TO ANOTHER CITY OR TO AN IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT.
THE PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS ACT.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS INSTITUTION FOR ADVOCACY FOR THE BLIND.
RELATING TO THE QUALIFICATIONS AND TERMS OF MEMBERS OF COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL PUBLIC FACILITIES BOARDS.
AN ACT FOR THE OUACHITA TECHNICAL COLLEGE - PARTNERSHIP TECHNOLOGY CENTER CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BOARD APPROPRIATION FOR THE 1999-2001 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE EDUCATION STANDARDS AND PRACTICES BOARD APPROPRIATION FOR THE 1999-2001 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE FUNDING TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS WHICH HAVE SUFFERED A SIGNIFICANT LOSS OF REVENUES.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROCEDURE WHEREBY OWNERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY REGISTER THE VEHICLES FOR PERIODS OF FOUR YEARS AT ONE TIME.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN CORPORATIONS WHICH SHALL BE PUBLIC BODIES AND BODIES CORPORATE AND POLITIC.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE DUTIES OF THE CLERK OF A SENTENCING COURT IN REGISTERING SEX AND CHILD OFFENDERS.
AN ACT TO ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS ALLOWING STUDENTS TO TRANSFER TO ANOTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR PURPOSES OF SUMMER SCHOOL ATTENDANCE.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 10-2-115 ESTABLISHING THE DEADLINE FOR INTRODUCTION OF RETIREMENT BILLS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 23, CHAPTER 86, SUBCHAPTER 1, TO ADD A NEW SECTION TO ALLOW FOR DISCLOSURE TO POLICYHOLDERS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR WATER PROVIDER CORPORATIONS WHICH SHALL BE A PUBLIC BODY AND BODY CORPORATE AND POLITIC.
AN ACT CONCERNING PARTICIPATION IN THE FIREMEN'S AND POLICE OFFICERS' PENSION AND RELIEF FUND.
TO INCREASE THE BENEFITS OF RETIREES AND BENEFICIARIES OF THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
REQUESTING THE SENATE INTERIM COMMITTEE ON INSURANCE AND COMMERCE AND THE HOUSE INTERIM COMMITTEE ON INSURANCE AND COMMERCE TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE LONG TERM WATER PURCHASE CONTRACTS AND WATER PROJECT FINANCING.
REAFFIRMING OUR NEED FOR READING PROGRAMS FOR THE CHILDREN OF ARKANSAS AND SUPPORTING "READ ACROSS AMERICA", A NATIONAL CELEBRATION OF DR. SEUSS' BIRTHDAY.
Primary Sponsor for House
AN ACT TO AMEND THE COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT.
TO ALLOW RETIRANTS OF THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO ELECT TO SUSPEND BENEFITS.
TO ELIMINATE THE NON-CONTRIBUTORY OPTION FOR NEW MEMBERS AND TO ALLOW A ONE-TIME IRREVOCABLE CHOICE FOR ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO PROVIDE A WAIVER OF THE EARNINGS LIMITATIONS UNDER THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND THE TEACHER RETIREMENT LAWS TO REFLECT THE ACTUAL INTENT OF SECTION 4 OF ACT 992 OF 1997.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE PURCHASE OF FRACTIONAL YEARS OF OUT-OF-STATE SERVICE AND PRIVATE SCHOOL SERVICE FOR TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
AN ACT FOR EDUCATION WHICH CREATES PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROVIDING A FALSE ADDRESS FOR PURPOSES OF PUBLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT IN AN UNAUTHORIZED SCHOOL DISTRICT..
INCREASES THE STATE INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR HOUSEHOLD AND DEPENDENT CARE SERVICES.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 8-6-704 PERTAINING TO THE AUTHORITY OF REGIONAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARDS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
REQUIRES REGISTERED INSURERS TO REFILE ANNUALLY A HOLDING COMPANY REGISTRATION STATEMENT (FORM B).
TO REDUCE THE FEES FOR INSURANCE AGENT LICENSE TESTING AND TO DELETE OBSOLETE SOLICITOR LICENSE FEES.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS INSTITUTION FOR ADVOCACY FOR THE DEAF.
AN ACT CONCERNING CIVIL ACTIONS FILED IN PULASKI COUNTY PURSUANT TO LAWS ESTABLISHING VENUE IN PULASKI COUNTY FOR ALL SUCH ACTIONS IN THE STATE.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT CREDIT UNIONS WHOSE MEMBERSHIP EXTENDS BEYOND EMPLOYEES OF THE PUBLIC ENTITY OR AGENCY SHALL PAY MARKET RENTAL FOR OCCUPANCY OF ANY PUBLIC BUILDING OR FACILITY.
DECLARING ‘JOHNNY CASH DAY' IN ARKANSAS AND HONORING JOHNNY CASH AS A NATIVE ARKANSAN.
CoSponsor
REGULATING STATE EMPLOYMENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS, AND THEIR SPOUSES; ESTABLISHES PROCEDURES REGARDING THEIR ENTERING INTO GRANTS, CONTRACTS OR LEASES WITH THE STATE.
PERFORMANCE-BASED PROGRAM BUDGETING AND STRATEGIC PLANNING PILOT PROGRAM
THE PROSTATE CANCER ACT OF 1999.
TO LEVY A TAX ON ALL MOTOR VEHICLES HAVING DECLARED GROSS WEIGHTS IN EXCESS OF 73,280 POUNDS.
ARKANSAS TAX-DEFERRED TUITION SAVINGS PROGRAM ACT OF 1999.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-62-103 PERTAINING TO THE COMPENSATION OF EXCEPTIONALLY QUALIFIED ACADEMIC AND NONACADEMIC PERSONNEL.
TO PROVIDE FOR TEACHERS TO BE LICENSED IN THE GRADE LEVEL OR SUBJECT THEY TEACH AND FOR SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS TO HAVE A BACHELOR'S DEGREE.
TO AMEND SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF ACUPUNCTURE AND RELATED TECHNIQUES.
CoSponsor for House
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 ALL PERSONS COMMITTED TO THE COMMON JAIL OF THE COUNTY TO PAY THEIR EXPENSES WHILE DETAINED.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - FOR THE BILL CLINTON BIRTHPLACE HOME CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
THE ARKANSAS EARTHQUAKE AUTHORITY ACT.
AN ACT TO RENAME THE ‘OFFICE OF RURAL ADVOCACY’ AS THE ‘DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES’.