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Representative John Burris (R)

P. O. Box 322, Harrison, 72601

Representative John Burris (R)
Phone: 870-688-6181
Phone:
District: 98
District:
98
Seniority: 22
Seniority:
22
Church Affiliation: Protestant
Church Affiliation:
Protestant
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: First Term in House 2009, 2011, Minority Leader 2011, 2013
Public Service:
First Term in House 2009, 2011, Minority Leader 2011, 2013


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING MEDICAID.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE BENEFITS.
TO CLARIFY THE LAWS REGARDING HEALTH PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.
TO CREATE THE HEALTH CARE INDEPENDENCE ACT OF 2013; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CLARIFY THE LAWS GOVERNING LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.
TO REQUIRE COUNTY JUDGES TO NOTIFY AND COMPENSATE PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNERS FOR USE OF THE PRIVATE PROPERTY BY THE COUNTY IN A NATURAL DISASTER UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO REGULATE THE PRACTICES OF HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES; AND TO PROHIBIT THE ACCUMULATION OF EXCESS INCOME, RESERVES, CAPITAL, CAPITAL SURPLUS, OR INVESTMENT SAVINGS IN THE COURSE OF PROVIDING HEALTH INSURANCE.
TO CREATE A ROTARY INTERNATIONAL LICENSE PLATE.
CONCERNING THE FORECAST OF GENERAL REVENUES; TO REQUIRE THE CHIEF FISCAL OFFICER OF THE STATE TO PROVIDE A REVISED FORECAST OF GENERAL REVENUES; AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE NAMING OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS, STRUCTURES, OR FACILITIES.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
TO CREATE THE MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION SYSTEM.
TO CREATE THE HEALTH CARE INDEPENDENCE ACT OF 2013; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT FOR THE NORTH ARKANSAS COLLEGE - JOHN PAUL HAMMERSCHMIDT READING ROOM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO ADJUST WEEKLY UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT AMOUNTS TO THE EXPIRATION OF THE FEDERAL NONREDUCTION RULE ON BENEFITS.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO CREATE THE PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE THE STATE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION.
TO LIMIT THE INCREASE IN GENERAL REVENUE EXPENDITURES FROM YEAR TO YEAR; AND TO CREATE A NEXUS BETWEEN THE AMOUNT OF GENERAL REVENUE EXPENDITURES AND THE GROWTH OF THE STATE DISPOSABLE PERSONAL INCOME.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW TO PERMIT A REWARD TO A STATE EMPLOYEE WHEN A COMMUNICATION UNDER THE ARKANSAS WHISTLE-BLOWER ACT RESULTS IN A SAVINGS OF STATE FUNDS.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE POLICIES FROM OFFERING COVERAGE FOR ABORTIONS EXCEPT THROUGH A SEPARATE RIDER.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE SPRING BREAK HOLIDAY FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
TO LIMIT THE AUTHORITY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO PAY TAXPAYER FUNDS UNDER SERVICE CONTRACTS FOR ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT SERVICES.
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE ROLE OF PHARMACISTS WITH REGARD TO AND TO IMPROVE THE PROCESS FOR IDENTIFYING PURCHASERS OF EPHEDRINE, PSEUDOEPHEDRINE, OR PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE.
TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS PADDLESPORT ACTIVITIES ACT.
TO PROTECT A LAST VOTE; TO ALLOW A VOTE CAST BY ABSENTEE BALLOT BEFORE THE DEATH OF A VOTER TO BE COUNTED; AND TO REPEAL A PORTION OF THE ABSENTEE BALLOT LAW.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, PART 2, CONCERNING SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS FROM NET PROCEEDS OF THE LOTTERY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967 CONCERNING PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM SECURITY; AND TO REMOVE THE SUNSET CLAUSE FOR PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM SECURITY.
TO REAFFIRM AMERICAN LAWS FOR AMERICAN COURTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF COUNTY OPERATIONS - HOMELESS SHELTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION - CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, EQUIPMENT AND LIBRARY RESOURCES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - COMMUNITY GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - HISTORIC PRESERVATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2013-2014 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION GRANTS AND ASSISTANCE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION 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 HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER GRANTS 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 COMMUNITY SERVICE AND NONPROFIT SUPPORT - NON-PROFIT SUPPORT GRANT 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 FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANTS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE; TO IMPROVE EDUCATION IN ARKANSAS'S ISOLATED SCHOOL AREAS; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAWS PERTAINING TO THE PROMULGATION OF WATER QUALITY STANDARDS; TO IMPROVE THE PROCESS FOR DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING WATER QUALITY STANDARDS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ASSIST NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS; AND TO ALLOW NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO PURCHASE SURPLUS PUBLIC COMMODITIES.
TO AMEND DEFINITIONS UNDER THE ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD TUITION INCENTIVE PROGRAM
TO PROVIDE AUTHORITY FOR ADDITIONAL STUDENT ABSENCES FOR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS BETWEEN GRADES ELEVEN AND TWELVE FOR COMPLETION OF BASIC TRAINING.
TO ALLOW THE ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD TO UTILIZE READINESS CENTER RENTAL INCOME FOR EXPENSE RECOVERY AND UNIT MORALE, WELFARE, AND RECREATION EVENTS.
TO AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND REQUIRE THE ELECTION OF STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS.
CoSponsor for Senate
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT A VOTER PROVIDE PROOF OF IDENTITY WHEN VOTING AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A VOTER IDENTIFICATION CARD.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT CONCERNING SCHOLARSHIP AWARD AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPENSATED IN-HOME CAREGIVERS.
CONCERNING THE DISTRIBUTION OF A DECEDENT'S ESTATE UPON HIS OR HER MURDER BY A SPOUSE.
CONCERNING THE DISTRIBUTION OF A DECEDENT'S ESTATE UPON HIS OR HER MURDER BY A SPOUSE.
THE TORT REFORM AMENDMENT OF 2014.

Committees

Committees
Alternate: ENERGY - JOINT