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Representative John Charles Edwards (D)

40 Sherrill Road, Little Rock, 72202

Representative John Charles Edwards (D)
Phone: 501-378-5500
Phone:
District: 35
District:
35
Seniority: 21
Seniority:
21
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: House 2009, 2011, 2013
Public Service:
House 2009, 2011, 2013


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO TERMINATE CERTAIN PARENTAL RIGHTS OF A PERSON CONVICTED OF RAPE TO A CHILD CONCEIVED AS A RESULT OF THE RAPE AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CHANGE THE LOCATION, USE, AND CAPACITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS VETERANS' HOME
TO MODIFY CERTAIN EMINENT DOMAIN LAWS THAT ARISE OUT OF PROPERTY RIGHTS SECURED UNDER ARTICLE 2, § 22 OF THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2013-2014 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - LOUISIANA PURCHASE BICENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
CONCERNING THE MENTAL EVALUATION OF A CRIMINAL DEFENDANT.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - BOOKS FOR ARKANSAS STUDENTS' EDUCATION PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE DIGITAL PRODUCT AND MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2009.
TO MAKE THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE A NONVOTING EX OFFICIO MEMBER OF THE ARKANSAS HISTORY COMMISSION.
TO REGULATE INSURANCE COMPANIES, PRACTICES, PROCEDURES, AND THE BUSINESS OF INSURANCE.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELIGIBILITY FOR BURIAL IN A STATE VETERANS' CEMETERY.
TO AMEND THE PROPERTY LAWS OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS TO PROHIBIT PROPERTY RIGHTS FROM BEING ACQUIRED THROUGH THE UNLAWFUL KILLING OF ANOTHER PERSON.
TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION IN ARKANSAS.
TO IMPROVE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES IN ARKANSAS BY PROTECTING THE WATER RESOURCES OF THE STATE.
TO PROMOTE ADOPTION IN ARKANSAS BY PROTECTING THE PRIVACY OF THE RELINQUISHING PARENT.
TO PROMOTE THE HEALTH OF WOMEN AND FAMILIES IN ARKANSAS.
TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS TO CHARGE A FEE FOR INTERMENT OF ELIGIBLE VETERANS' SPOUSES AND DEPENDENTS IN THE STATE VETERANS' CEMETERY SYSTEM.
JOINING THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES AND ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN RECOGNIZING AND ACKNOWLEDGING THE PASSING OF DR. BETTY ANN LOWE AND TO CELEBRATE HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN IMPROVING PEDIATRIC
REMEMBERING JOHN PHILLIP CARROLL AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE NATION, THE STATE OF ARKANSAS, AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
TO HONOR LIEUTENANT COLONEL BRENDA CLUCK FOR HER EXEMPLARY MILITARY SERVICE TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA UPON HER RETIREMENT FROM THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
COMMENDING AND HONORING MR. LEON MAJORS FOR HIS SERVICE TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
TO COMMEND ABATE, THE ARKANSAS BIKERS AIMING TOWARDS EDUCATION NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION, FOR ITS PROMOTION OF RIDER SAFETY, PUBLIC AWARENESS, RIDER EDUCATION, AND CHARITABLE EFFORTS.
TO COMMEND THE PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS OF ARKANSAS FOR THEIR WORK IN HONORING FALLEN HEROES AND THE FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES OF FALLEN HEROES AND FOR THEIR WORK WITH DISABLED VETERANS.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING VIOLATIONS OF ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION OR CONFERENCE REGULATIONS.
CoSponsor
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED BY MANUFACTURERS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS IF CERTAIN FUND BALANCES EXIST; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO DEDICATE SALES AND USE TAX REVENUE FROM THE SALES OF NEW AND USED VEHICLES IN PART FOR ROADWAY MAINTENANCE, CONSTRUCTION, AND RECONSTRUCTION; 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 THE CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE STATUTES REGARDING ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL AND THEIR SPOUSES.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE CREATION AND ISSUANCE OF A SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE AND SPECIAL MOTORCYCLE LICENSE PLATE FOR MEMBERS OF VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS.
TO ALLOW HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES.
TO AUTHORIZE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES AND THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN CONNECTION WITH A STEEL MILL PROJECT UNDER AMENDMENT 82 TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ADJUST THE INCOME LEVELS SUBJECT TO CERTAIN INCOME TAX RATES; AND TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF PERSONS ENTITLED TO USE THE LOW-INCOME TAX TABLES.
THE LANDOWNER NOTIFICATION ACT.
TO ASSIST NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS; AND TO ALLOW NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO PURCHASE SURPLUS PUBLIC COMMODITIES.
TO STUDY THE CREATION OF A SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
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 CONGRATULATE THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY RED WOLVES FOOTBALL TEAM FOR WINNING BACK-T0-BACK SUN BELT CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS AND THE 2013 GODADDY.COM BOWL.
TO ENCOURAGE THE GOVERNOR TO CONSIDER THE GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF THE PRODUCTION OF RELEVANT COMMODITIES WHEN APPOINTING MEMBERS TO AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND PROMOTION BOARDS.
TO SUPPORT AND PROMOTE THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ADVANCEMENT OF ARKANSAS WOMEN BY ENCOURAGING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS DEVELOPED BY INTERIM STUDY PROPOSAL 2011-032.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS VETERANS' HOME TASK FORCE AND DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
THE ARKANSAS CLOSE TO HOME ACT.
TO PREVENT ELECTION MISCONDUCT; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ABSENTEE BALLOTS, ASSISTANTS, DESIGNATED BEARERS, AND ADMINISTRATORS; AND TO CLARIFY THE PROCEDURES FOR CASTING AND COUNTING OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS.
TO AMEND THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LAW CONCERNING LOCAL OPTION ELECTIONS FOR A TERRITORIAL SUBDIVISION THAT IS LOCATED IN A WET COUNTY AND WAS VOTED DRY BY A DEFUNCT VOTING DISTRICT FROM INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1942, AND DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING REPORTS FOR SALES AND USE TAXES.
CONCERNING THE SALE OF EVENT TICKETS.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT ACT; AND TO PROVIDE A TAX CREDIT FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS.
TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF E-CIGARETTES ON PUBLIC SCHOOL PROPERTY.
THE TORT REFORM AMENDMENT OF 2014.
ENCOURAGING THE SUPREME COURT TO ADOPT TORT REFORMS TO BALANCE THE RIGHTS OF PLAINTIFFS AND DEFENDANTS IN CIVIL ACTIONS AND PROTECT THE STATE'S CITIZENS AND ECONOMIC INTERESTS FROM INEQUITABLE LITIGATION CLAIMS AND DAMAGE AWARDS.

Committees

Committees
ex officio: ALC-PERSONNEL