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Representative John Edwards (D)

40 Sherrill Road, Little Rock, 72202

Representative John Edwards (D)
Phone: 501-378-5500
Phone:
District: 38
District:
38
Seniority: 97
Seniority:
97
Occupation: Lawyer/ Colonel National Guard
Occupation:
Lawyer/ Colonel National Guard
Church Affiliation: Methodist
Church Affiliation:
Methodist
Veteran: National Guard - Iraqi Freedom II
Veteran:
National Guard - Iraqi Freedom II
Public Service: First Term in House 2009
Public Service:
First Term in House 2009


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO MODIFY COUNTY REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING CHECKS AND ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFERS.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING EXTENDED JUVENILE JURISDICTION.
TO EXPAND THE OFFENSE OF OBSTRUCTING GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS TO INCLUDE FALSELY IDENTIFYING ONESELF TO AN ANIMAL CONTROL OR CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.
TO MAKE THE OFFENSE OF INTERFERENCE WITH A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER COVER ANIMAL CONTROL AND CODE OFFICERS.
TO MAKE THE OFFENSE OF BATTERY IN THE SECOND DEGREE APPLICABLE TO THOSE WHO CAUSE BODILY HARM TO ANIMAL CONTROL AND CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.
TO AUTHORIZE GOVERNMENT-OWNED AND GOVERNMENT-OPERATED STORAGE FACILITIES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES TO REQUIRE PROOF OF INSURANCE BEFORE RELEASING IMPOUNDED VEHICLES.
THE UNIFORM EMERGENCY VOLUNTEER HEALTH PRACTITIONERS ACT.
TO ALLOW THE MERGER OR CONVERSION OF ANY FORM OF A BUSINESS ENTITY INTO ANY OTHER BUSINESS ENTITY.
TO ENHANCE SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION OF CHILDREN IN CHILD CARE.
TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE TO PROVIDE THAT TAXES ON AVIATION FUEL BE REMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE PUBLICLY-OWNED AIRPORT WHERE THE AVIATION FUEL WAS SOLD.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING CONFLICTING ANNEXATION ELECTIONS.
TO CREATE THE TASK FORCE ON WATER SOURCE PROTECTION.
TO REQUIRE NOTICE TO BE GIVEN TO A MOTOR VEHICLE LIENHOLDER BEFORE THE ISSUANCE OF A DUPLICATE MOTOR VEHICLE TITLE.
TO PROVIDE VOLUNTARY ALTERNATIVE DRIVER S LICENSES AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS FOR ENHANCED IDENTIFICATION AND SECURITY PURPOSES.
TO ALLOW ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFERS BY CERTAIN WATER SYSTEMS FOR PAYMENT OF DEBTS.
CoSponsor
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT.
PAUL'S LAW: TO PROHIBIT DRIVERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES FROM USING HANDHELD WIRELESS TELEPHONES TO ENGAGE IN TEXT MESSAGING.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS FOR HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS UNDER THE PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES' HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.
TO INCREASE THE TAX ON CIGARETTES AND CERTAIN TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION TO PAY THE COMMISSION TO THE STAMP DEPUTIES FOR CERTAIN CIGARETTE TAXES.
CONCERNING CLAIMS FOR ATTORNEY'S FEES AND LITIGATION EXPENSES AGAINST THE STATE OF ARKANSAS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967.
THE ROGER PHILLIPS TRANSFER POLICY ACT.
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INCOME TAX RELIEF TO HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD TAXPAYERS WITH TWO OR MORE DEPENDENTS.
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.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES - SMALL MINORITY CONTRACTORS SURETY BONDING AND MENTOR PROTEGE TRAINING PILOT PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING SCRAP METAL DEALERS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF ELECTION OFFICIALS AND ELECTION OFFICERS.
AN ACT TO ALLOW THE OPERATION OF MOBILE DENTAL FACILITIES UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
THE ARKIDS FIRST IMPROVEMENT ACT.
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.
TO AMEND THE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE ACT OF 2005 TO ALLOW RETIRED MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES TO OBTAIN SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES FOR NOMINAL FEES.
THE WILDLIFE OBSERVATION TRAILS PILOT PROGRAM.
THE WILDLIFE RECREATION FACILITIES PILOT PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO INCREASE DEATH BENEFITS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
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.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A POST-DOCTORAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GRANT PROGRAM.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS RISK CAPITAL MATCHING FUND ACT OF 2007.
TO AMEND THE METHOD FOR CALCULATING TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT FOR MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR ATTENDANCE AT NATIONAL OR REGIONAL CONFERENCES.
TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD OR RESERVE WHO ARE TEACHERS OR ADMINISTRATORS PAY FOR THE COST OF A SUBSTITUTE EMPLOYEE WHEN THE MEMBER IS ON MILITARY LEAVE.
CONCERNING DEATH BENEFITS FOR COVERED PUBLIC EMPLOYEES KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS PROCUREMENT LAW TO ALLOW VETERAN'S PREFERENCE IN THE PROCUREMENT OF STATE CONTRACTS AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE VETERAN'S PREFERENCES IN STATE LAW.
THE ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S IMITATION FIREARMS ACT.
TO CREATE THE REFUND ANTICIPATION LOAN ACT.
RATIFYING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT EQUALITY OF RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED BY THE UNITED STATES OR ANY STATE ON ACCOUNT OF SEX.
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT
TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF ROADS AND HIGHWAYS IN THE STATE BY ADDRESSING ISSUES RELATED TO THE LICENSING OF YOUTHFUL DRIVERS.
TO AMEND THE TRAUMA SYSTEM ACT.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HOUSING TRUST FUND.
AN ACT TO LEVY AN ASSESSMENT FEE ON HOSPITALS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR THE CITIZENS OF ARKANSAS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANT TO CERTAIN LEARNING FACILITIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - PURCHASE OF GROSS ANATOMY EQUIPMENT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT CONCERNING AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO DOGS, CATS, AND HORSES AND RELATED OFFENSES AND CONCERNING ANIMAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.
TO CREATE A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE FUNDING OF THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
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.
THE COLORECTAL CANCER PREVENTION, EARLY DETECTION, AND TREATMENT ACT OF 2009.
RATIFYING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT EQUALITY OF RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED BY THE UNITED STATES OR ANY STATE ON ACCOUNT OF SEX.
AMENDING THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO CREATE A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO HUNT, FISH, TRAP, AND HARVEST WILDLIFE.

Committees

Committees