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Representative John Burris (R)

923 West Prospect Avenue, Harrison, 72601

Representative John Burris (R)
Phone: 870-688-6181
Phone:
District: 85
District:
85
Seniority: 98
Seniority:
98
Occupation: Long-Term Replacement Teacher
Occupation:
Long-Term Replacement Teacher
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: First Term in House 2009
Public Service:
First Term in House 2009


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
AN ACT TO REQUIRE FIREWORK SALES TO BE AT LEAST FIFTY FEET FROM COMBUSTIBLES AND TO REQUIRE "NO SMOKING" SIGNS AT RETAIL ENTRANCES.
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR FIREWORK PUBLIC DISPLAY PERMITS FROM TWO DAYS TO FIVE DAYS.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE FIREWORK SHOOTER'S LICENSING PERIOD TO START WHEN THE APPLICATION IS APPROVED TO ALLOW FOR A FULL FIVE-YEAR LICENSING PERIOD.
TO CHANGE ORIGIN SOURCING UNTIL SUCH TIME AS FEDERAL STREAMLINED SALES TAX LAWS HAVE GONE INTO EFFECT AND TO PROVIDE FOR ORIGIN SOURCING DURING THE INTERVENING TIME PERIOD.
THE "RON HENSON EMPLOYER FAIRNESS ACT".
TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF THE HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX CREDIT.
AN ACT TO MODERNIZE THE ALLOWANCE FOR FURNISHING BOARD, LODGING, APPAREL, ETC., UNDER THE MINIMUM WAGE LAW.
TO PROVIDE THAT POLICE CHIEFS ARE NOT DEPARTMENT HEADS FOR PURPOSES OF ARKANSAS CODE § 14-42-110.
TO ENCOURAGE DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE ATTAINMENT FOR ALL ARKANSANS IN POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION.
TO AMEND ARTICLE 2, SECTION 3 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF ARKANSAS CONCERNING EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE STATE PLANT BOARD.
AN ACT FOR THE NORTH ARKANSAS COLLEGE - CAMPUS CENTER, VARIOUS CAMPUSES, AGRICULTURE/RODEO PROGRAM EXPENSES, AND CAMPUS TOWER ENERGY UPGRADES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
CoSponsor
THE FREEDOM TO FARM ACT.
TO ESTABLISH AN INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT FOR THE REHABILITATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF CENTRAL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS.
THE PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION BAN ACT.
TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF THE ROADS AND HIGHWAYS BY LIMITING WIRELESS TELEPHONE USE BY YOUNG DRIVERS.
TO CREATE AND FUND THE TRAUMA SYSTEM TRUST FUND.
AN ACT TO EXEMPT MILITARY RETIRED PAY FROM INCOME TAX.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE ALL PERSONS RECEIVING BENEFITS THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO UNDERGO RANDOM TESTING FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS.
TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF THE GROSS RECEIPTS AND COMPENSATING USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR THE SALE OF A NEW OR USED MOTOR VEHICLE, TRAILER, OR SEMITRAILER.
TO PROVIDE INCREASES OF FINES FOR MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES AND VIOLATIONS; TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR COUNTY JAILS; TO AUTHORIZE A LEVY TO DEFRAY THE COST OF INCARCERATING COUNTY PRISONERS; AND TO AUTHORIZE DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
TO EXEMPT ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL FROM INCOME TAX ON SERVICE PAY OR ALLOWANCES.
TO AMEND THE AMOUNT OF REIMBURSEMENT A COUNTY RECEIVES FROM THE STATE FOR THE CARE AND CUSTODY OF A STATE INMATE HELD IN A COUNTY JAIL.
AN ACT TO ALLOW A SALES AND USE TAX CREDIT FOR EXPENSES INCURRED OR FOR THE RETENTION OF A CERTIFIED SERVICE PROVIDER AS THE RESULT OF THE CHANGES MADE DUE TO THE STREAMLINED SALES TAX SOURCING RULES.
PROHIBITING THE RELEASE OF THE IDENTITIES OR OTHER INFORMATION CONCERNING CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSEES.
TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE STATE BY EXEMPTING FROM THE STATE SALES TAX FUEL AND ENERGY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING.
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF VOLUNTEER OR RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS.
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.
THE WILDLIFE OBSERVATION TRAILS PILOT PROGRAM.
THE WILDLIFE RECREATION FACILITIES PILOT PROGRAM.
TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO PERMIT STORM COST RESERVE ACCOUNTING FOR ELECTRIC PUBLIC UTILITIES WHEN REQUESTED.
TO ADD A FEE ON THE BUYER AT A SALVAGE AUCTION AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE FEE GOES TO THE INSPECTION AND OVERSIGHT OF AUTO AUCTIONS.
TO ENCOURAGE AND FOSTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND REVITALIZE COMMUNITIES BY ALLOWING A TAX CREDIT FOR THE REHABILITATION OF HISTORIC STRUCTURES LOCATED IN ARKANSAS.
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL END-OF-COURSE ASSESSMENTS.
TO INCREASE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR SCHOOL COUNSELORS TO BECOME SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS.
TO AMEND EMINENT DOMAIN LAW CONCERNING THE COMPENSATION PAID BY A CONDEMNING ENTITY.
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING USED MOTOR VEHICLE BUYERS PROTECTION, SALVAGE AUCTIONS, AND SALVAGE AUCTION BUYER IDENTIFICATION CARDS.
TO CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR CALCULATING AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADMINISTRATIVE REORGANIZATION OF SMALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
COMMEMORATING THE CENTENNIAL OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP).
TO RESCIND THE PREVIOUS APPLICATION BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES THAT IT CALL A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION TO BALANCE THE PUBLIC DEBT.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF THE ROADS AND HIGHWAYS BY LIMITING WIRELESS TELEPHONE USE BY YOUNG DRIVERS.
TO CLARIFY THAT THE SALE OF RAW PRODUCTS AT A FARMERS' MARKET WHERE THE RAW PRODUCTS ARE PRODUCED AND SOLD BY THE PRODUCER ARE EXEMPTED FROM THE GROSS RECEIPTS TAX.
TO PROVIDE FORFEITURE OF OR DISQUALIFICATION FROM PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT ON CONVICTION OF AN OFFENSE RELATED TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.
TO PROHIBIT THE CONSOLIDATION OR ANNEXATION OF AN ISOLATED SCHOOL DISTRICT IF THE RESULTING SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL BE LARGER THAN ONE THOUSAND SQUARE MILES (1,000 SQ. MI.).
TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.

Committees

Committees
Alternate: ENERGY - JOINT