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Senator Jim Hendren (R)

1607 Highway 72, S.E., Gravette, 72736

Senator Jim Hendren (R)
Phone: 479-787-6222
Phone:
District: 2
District:
2
Seniority: 22
Seniority:
22
Occupation: Owner, Hendren Plastics, Inc.
Occupation:
Owner, Hendren Plastics, Inc.
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran: Air Force
Veteran:
Air Force
Public Service: Gravette School Board; House 1995, 1997, 1999; Senate 2013, 2015
Public Service:
Gravette School Board; House 1995, 1997, 1999; Senate 2013, 2015


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO MAINTAIN A VIABLE SYSTEM OF HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS FOR STATE EMPLOYEES AND FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES IN THE STATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.
TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR CERTAIN AIRCRAFT CARRIERS.
TO ALLOW FREEDOM OF PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS IN ARKANSAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ADDRESS THE PROTECTION OF PRIVATE PROPERTY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PROHIBIT THE ESTABLISHMENT THROUGH STATE LAW OF A STATE-BASED HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE IN THIS STATE UNDER THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND THE HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION RECONCILIATION ACT OF 2010.
TO AMEND THE DISTRIBUTION AND USE OF TOBACCO MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT FUNDS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE NORTHWEST TECHNICAL INSTITUTE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO INCREASE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT CONTRIBUTION TO EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE BY THE SAME AMOUNT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT INCREASES AN EMPLOYEE’S SALARY.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GRANTS AND AID - OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL FACILITIES FUNDING AID PROGRAM APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2015-2016 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - DIVISION OF PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION; TO ALLOW A PUBLIC UTILITY TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL PROPERTY OF CERTAIN ENTITIES; AND TO CLARIFY THE IMPACT OF AN EXEMPTION BY A PUBLIC UTILITY.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - DPSAFT - OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL FACILITIES FUNDING AID PROGRAM APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2015-2016 FISCAL YEAR.
TO RESTRICT THE ABILITY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND OTHER ENTITIES TO REGULATE PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
REGARDING THE PAYMENT OF FEES AND EXPENSES RESULTING FROM CIVIL LITIGATION.
TO ESTABLISH THE OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL FACILITIES FUNDING AID PROGRAM.
TO ENACT THE UNIFORM DEPLOYED PARENTS CUSTODY AND VISITATION ACT.
TO CLARIFY THE HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS FOR STATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES.
TO MODIFY THE DEFINITION OF "DEPENDENT" UNDER THE STATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.
TO CLARIFY THE PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS OF A STATE EMPLOYEE.
TO CLARIFY THE PROCEDURE FOR STATE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM; AND TO EXTEND THE STATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE.
CONCERNING THE ELIGIBILITY OF CERTAIN RETIREES TO CONTINUE COVERAGE IN THE STATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.
TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT FUNDS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HEALTH REFORM ACT OF 2015; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROVIDING THAT AMENDMENT 33, SECTION 2, DOES NOT APPLY TO A BOARD OR COMMISSION CHARGED WITH THE MANAGEMENT OR CONTROL OF A STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
CoSponsor
TO EXEMPT STATE INSTITUTIONS, POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, AND ANY OTHER APPLICABLE ENTITY WITH TORT LIABILITY IMMUNITY FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO OBTAIN GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE WHEN OBTAINING A CHILD CARE FACILITY LICENSE.
TO REGULATE THE USE OF CERTAIN DRUGS USED TO INDUCE AN ABORTION; AND TO PROVIDE FOR DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS FOR ABORTIONS PERFORMED IN VIOLATION OF THIS ACT.
TO ALLOW MUNICIPALITIES TO CONTRACT FOR FIRE SERVICE.
TO DELAY THE USE OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR ASSESSMENT OF READINESS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS (PARCC) ASSESSMENT.
TO ALLOW A PERSON EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER WHO IS OR WAS IN THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES TO RECEIVE A LICENSE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN.
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING THE REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH THE ABORTION-INDUCING DRUGS SAFETY ACT.
TO PHASE IN AN INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR RETIREMENT AND SURVIVOR BENEFITS FROM THE UNIFORMED SERVICES.
TO ESTABLISH THE ABORTION PROVIDERS' ADMITTING PRIVILEGES ACT.
TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES GRANTED UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION; TO DECLARE AMERICAN LAWS FOR AMERICAN COURTS.
TO AMEND THE MAXIMUM BENEFIT PERIOD AND WEEKLY BENEFIT AMOUNT UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW.
TO REPEAL AND REPLACE THE WOMAN'S RIGHT TO KNOW ACT OF 2001; AND TO PROVIDE FOR VOLUNTARY AND INFORMED CONSENT FOR AN ABORTION.
TO CREATE THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE REALIGNMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
TO CREATE A PILOT PROGRAM FOR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE TWELVE (K-12) AGRICULTURE SCHOOLS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH ADULT EDUCATION CHARTER SCHOOLS.
TO EXEMPT CERTAIN CUSTOMER AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE RECORDS OF MUNICIPALLY OWNED UTILITY SYSTEMS FROM DISCLOSURE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE FILLING OF CERTAIN MUNICIPAL VACANCIES IN A CITY ADMINISTRATOR FORM OF GOVERNMENT.
TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES GRANTED UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CHANGE THE NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS REQUIRED FOR TEACHERS.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL RECOGNITION AND REWARD PROGRAM.
CONCERNING TERMINALLY ILL PATIENT ACCESS TO INVESTIGATIONAL DRUGS, BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS, OR DEVICES; AND TO CREATE THE RIGHT TO TRY ACT.
TO MODIFY THE DEFINITION OF A THIRD-PARTY ADMINISTRATOR USED BY MULTIPLE EMPLOYER TRUSTS AND SELF-INSURED PLANS.
TO REGULATE THE USE OF CERTAIN DRUGS USED TO INDUCE AN ABORTION; AND TO PROVIDE FOR DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS FOR ABORTIONS PERFORMED IN VIOLATION OF THIS ACT.
TO MODIFY THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGER AND PATIENT RIGHTS REGARDING PAYMENT FOR PHARMACISTS SERVICES.
TO CREATE THE MIDDLE CLASS TAX RELIEF ACT OF 2015; TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX RATES AND BRACKETS FOR INDIVIDUALS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES; TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX ON CAPITAL GAINS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH THE DRUG SCREENING AND TESTING ACT OF 2015.
TO AMEND THE DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN FEES, PENALTIES, AND FINES RELATING TO ELECTRONIC GAMES OF SKILL; TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR LAND-GRANT MATCH PAYMENTS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PROVIDE A VALUATION METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE MARKET VALUE OF OFF-PREMISES ADVERTISING SIGNS; TO PREVENT ADMINISTRATIVE TAX INCREASES; AND TO RESERVE WITHIN LEGISLATIVE BODIES THE POWER TO SET TAX RATES.
TO PHASE IN AN INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR RETIREMENT AND SURVIVOR BENEFITS FROM THE UNIFORMED SERVICES.
CONCERNING THE SALE OF EVENT TICKETS.
COMBINING THE OFFENSES OF DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED AND BOATING WHILE INTOXICATED; CONCERNING THE OMNIBUS DWI ACT, THE UNDERAGE DUI LAW, SUSPENSIONS OF A PERSON'S DRIVER'S LICENSE, AND VEHICLE REGISTRATION.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HEALTH INSURANCE INNOVATION ACT OF 2015; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ADOPT A RIGHT OF ACCESS FOR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS.
TO REQUIRE A STUDENT TO PASS THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP CIVICS TEST PRODUCED BY THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATIONS SERVICES BEFORE HE OR SHE RECEIVES A DIPLOMA FROM A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR A GENERAL EDUCATION DIPLOMA
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS MONUMENT DISPLAY ACT.
TO ADOPT THE MANPOWER SPORTS STUDENT PROTECTION ACT.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION; TO ENACT THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE CERTAIN STATE AGENCIES TO COOPERATE WITH PROFESSIONAL ENTITIES; AND TO ASSESS THE NEED FOR PROFESSIONALS WITH SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS WHO CAN RENDER SPECIALIZED SERVICES TO UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF DAYS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS IN SESSION; AND REPEALING THE FISCAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF SENATOR DAVID W. WYATT AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
TO RECOGNIZE BETTY FLANAGAN BUMPERS FOR HER WORK TO PROMOTE CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION; AND TO ENCOURAGE ARKANSAS FAMILIES TO CONSIDER SERIOUSLY THE IMPORTANCE OF CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION.
TO CONGRATULATE VICTORIA ALEXANDRA MALOCH FOR HER ELECTION TO THE 2014-2015 NATIONAL FFA OFFICER TEAM AS NATIONAL SECRETARY AND THE FIRST FEMALE NATIONAL FFA OFFICER FROM ARKANSAS.
IN SUPPORT OF EXPANDED LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS EXPORTS FROM THE UNITED STATES.
TO COMMEMORATE PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY AND TO HONOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR COUNTRY.

Committees

Committees
Vice-Chair: ALC-PEER
Vice-Chair: ALC-PERSONNEL