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Representative Janet Johnson (D)

P. O. Box 1029, Bryant, 72089

Representative Janet Johnson (D)
Phone: 501-944-7893
Phone:
District: 29
District:
29
Seniority: 19
Seniority:
19
Occupation: Teacher/Business Woman
Occupation:
Teacher/Business Woman
Church Affiliation: Methodist
Church Affiliation:
Methodist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: AEA Board of Directors; President, Bryant Classroom Teachers Assn.; Serving first term in House 2003, 2005, 2007
Public Service:
AEA Board of Directors; President, Bryant Classroom Teachers Assn.; Serving first term in House 2003, 2005, 2007


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO MAXIMIZE REVENUE GENERATION FROM ARKANSAS' NATURAL RESOURCES BY REFORMING ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 26, CHAPTER 58 REGARDING COLLECTION AND ENFORCEMENT OF SEVERANCE TAXES AND TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF SEVERANCE TAX LEVIED.
AN ACT TO REPEAL ARKANSAS CODE 26-52-318 AND 26-53-147 REQUIRING DECALS TO BE AFFIXED TO HEAVY EQUIPMENT.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - GRANTS TO ALL PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN THE STATE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - RURAL FIRE PROTECTION GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - OPERATING EXPENSES AND PROGRAM SUPPORT FOR ALL CITY PARKS IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-18-203 TO FURTHER DEFINE SCHOOL CHOICE FOR CHILDREN OF DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION EMPLOYEES.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - VARIOUS EXPENSES OF ARKANSAS SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS COMMISSION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS AND TRAINING - GRANTS TO ALL POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANTS FOR BATTERED WOMEN'S SHELTERS IN THE STATE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES - STATEWIDE EXCELLENCE INITIATIVE FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY SERVICES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS - INTERNATIONAL STUDY PROGRAMS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - U OF A - SYSTEM INTERNATIONAL STUDY PROGRAMS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY - INTERNATIONAL STUDY PROGRAMS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING UNIFORM HOUSING ALLOWANCES FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 1989.
AN ACT CREATING THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON ATHLETIC TRAINERS.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE OPERATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE HEALTH ADEQUACY COMMITTEE.
TO SET "CLEAN CAR" STANDARDS TO REDUCE THE EFFECT OF GLOBAL WARMING; TO PROMOTE THE AVAILABILTY OF CARS THAT HAVE LOW EMISSION STANDARDS AND THAT USE BIOFUEL.
TO REQUIRE TORNADO SAFETY DRILLS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
TO REQUEST A LEGISLATIVE STUDY OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM REGARDING JUVENILES WHO HAVE BEEN COMMITTED TO THE DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES OR OTHER JUVENILE DETENTION CENTERS.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE EVALUATION OF EDUCATIONAL ADEQUACY IN ARKANSAS' JUVENILE DETENTION CENTERS.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING CHARTER SCHOOLS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-17-204 CONCERNING INCORPORATING PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT PERSONNEL POLICIES INTO TEACHER CONTRACTS.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO ENSURE THAT FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS WHO LOSE THEIR LIVES AS THE RESULT OF THEIR DUTIES RECEIVE BENEFITS UNDER FEDERAL LAW.
TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF UNLAWFUL CONSUMER LOANS.
TO ALLOW MILITARY OFFICERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES TO RECEIVE THE SAME INCOME TAX EXEMPTION AS ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
EXTENDING THE PERIOD OF AN ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM EARNINGS LIMITATION WAIVER.
AN ACT TO CONTINUE THE ARKANSAS COMMISSION ON EYE AND VISION CARE OF SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN AND TO CREATE THE SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN EYE AND VISION CARE FUND.
CONCERNING DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON PUBLIC SCHOOL PROPERTY.
AN ACT TO EQUALIZE RETIREE GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM COSTS AND TO PERMIT STATE CONTRIBUTIONS TO GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM COSTS FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM WHO ARE NOT STATE EMPLOYEES.
TO EXEMPT DYED DISTILLATE SPECIAL FUEL FROM SALES AND USE TAX; TO IMPOSE A GALLONAGE TAX ON DYED DISTILLATE SPECIAL FUEL; TO EXCLUDE BIODIESEL FUEL FROM THE GALLONAGE TAX AND THE SALES AND USE TAX.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS INFORMATION READING SERVICES FOR THE BLIND WITHIN THE DIVISION OF STATE SERVICES FOR THE BLIND OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
CONCERNING THE COMMEMORATION OF THOMAS PAINE DAY.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND THE ARKANSAS ALTERNATIVE FUELS DEVELOPMENT FUND AND TO REPEAL OBSOLETE SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE RELATED TO ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND WEATHERIZATION.
AN ACT TO CREATE FIVE (5) ADDITIONAL CIRCUIT JUDGESHIPS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE INCOME TAX RELIEF FOR LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS.
THE FAIR GIFT CARD ACT.
TO FURTHER DEFINE THE ACT OF VOYEURISM.
CONCERNING THE SALE AND USE OF ROTATING, FLASHING, OR OSCILLATING BLUE LIGHTS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES.
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE EARLY LITERACY SKILLS OF ARKANSAS CHILDREN BY CREATING A LITERACY SKILLS COMPONENT TO THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO ENSURE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY RECEIVE PROMPT AND RELIABLE INFORMATION ON SCHOOL FINANCES FROM PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
AN ACT TO EXPAND MONITORING BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT IMPLEMENTATION OF SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS.
TO STRENGTHEN CITIZEN ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION, PUBLIC RECORDS, AND PUBLIC MEETINGS.
TO CREATE A CRIMINAL OFFENSE PROHIBITING SEX OFFENDERS FROM LIVING NEAR VICTIMS OR CONTACTING VICTIMS AND TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION ACT OF 1997.
TO ENABLE THE USE OF ELECTRIC UTILITY POWER LINES TO DEPLOY BROADBAND NETWORKS.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING ACT OF 2003 AND TO ENSURE THAT EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE RECEIVES THE FULL AMOUNT OF FOUNDATION FUNDING.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR ENHANCED EDUCATIONAL FUNDING BY SUPPLEMENTING THE AMOUNT OF PER STUDENT FOUNDATION FUNDING DISTRIBUTED TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOR THE 2007-2008 AND 2008-2009 SCHOOL YEARS.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK - BENTON CENTER GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO REVISE THE REGIONAL MOBILITY AUTHORITY ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE EDUCATION - CAMP COUCHDALE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - STATE ASSISTANCE TO ARKANSAS AREA AGENCIES ON AGING - SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, OR EXPANSION GRANTS TO SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - THE SALINE COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION FOR PROPERTY IMPROVEMENTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES FOR HISTORY AND HISTORICAL SOCIETIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY IN SALINE COUNTY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - EQUIPMENT FOR VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS TO BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS TO SENIOR ADULT CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANTS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE OFFICE OF THE TREASURER OF STATE - COUNTY AID AND MUNICIPAL AID APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT - HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS AND MAINTENANCE APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO FINANCE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COUNTY AID AND MUNCIPAL AID.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - COUNTY, DISTRICT AND STATE FAIRS AND FAIR CONSORTIUMS CONSTRUCTION,MAINTENANCE AND INFRASTRUCTURE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ARKANSAS CHILD ABUSE/RAPE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMISSION - STATEWIDE GRANTS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - GRANTS AND STATE AID TO ALL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2007-2009 BIENNIUM.
TO PERMIT PLACING A SECURITY FREEZE ON A PERSON'S CONSUMER REPORT, TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE PLACEMENT AND REMOVAL OF THE SECURITY FREEZE, AND TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF THE RIGHT TO OBTAIN A SECURITY FREEZE.
TO AMEND THE UTILITY FACILITY ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC PROTECTION ACT AND THE ARKANSAS MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY INTERLOCAL COOPERATION ACT OF 2003.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 26-36-303 CONCERNING COUNTY TAX COLLECTORS OR TREASURERS.
TO ESTABLISH A HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES GRANT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES OR THEIR EQUIVALENT FROM LOW INCOME FAMILIES TO BE USED AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO ENSURE BETTER UTILIZATION AND COORDINATION OF THE STATE S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE RESOURCES DEVOTED TO SERVING CHILDREN, YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS MILK STABILIZATION BOARD.
TO ESTABLISH THE GOVERNOR S COMMISSION ON GLOBAL WARMING; TO DIRECT THE COMMISSION TO STUDY ISSUES RELATED TO GLOBAL WARMING; AND TO ESTABLISH A GLOBAL WARMING POLLUTANT REDUCTION GOAL AND COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGIC PLAN.
AN ACT TO REESTABLISH FAIRNESS, TRANSPARENCY, AND COMPETITION IN THE BIDDING PRACTICES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLICLY FUNDED BUILDINGS, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND FACILITIES.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE COMMISSION ON CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP IN ARKANSAS TO PROVIDE TRAINING FOR COMMISSION MEMBERS.
AN ACT TO DISSOLVE AND TRANSFER THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EXECUTIVE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER, CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER, AND OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
TO TRANSFER THE REGULATION OF TITLE INSURANCE TO THE STATE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT AND TO ENACT THE ARKANSAS TITLE INSURANCE ACT.
TO CREATE THE BEVERAGE CONTAINER LITTER REDUCTION FEE PROGRAM AND TO REDUCE LITTER, FACILITATE BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING, AND REQUIRE LABELING OF BEVERAGE CONTAINERS.
TO PERMIT PLACING A SECURITY FREEZE ON A PERSON'S CONSUMER REPORT, TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE PLACEMENT AND REMOVAL OF THE SECURITY FREEZE, AND TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF THE RIGHT TO OBTAIN A SECURITY FREEZE.
ENCOURAGING STUDENTS AND FACULTY IN THE STATE S COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO PROMOTE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION TO ENSURE THAT STUDENTS AND FUTURE LEADERS ARE PREPARED TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF A GLOBAL SOCIETY.
AFFIRMING THE COMMITMENT OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS TO RECYCLING AS THE PRIMARY METHOD FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT, RESOURCE RECOVERY, AND PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT.
ENCOURAGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO ASSIST THE PEOPLE OF DUMAS, ARKANSAS.
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.
CoSponsor for Senate
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE PURPOSES OF ACT 1718 AND ACT 2315 OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF 2005.
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT INTERNET SALES INTO ARKANSAS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IF THE PATIENT HAS NOT ACTUALLY CONSULTED A PRESCRIBING PRACTITIONER.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE DISTRICT COURT RESOURCE ASSESSMENT BOARD; TO CREATE A PILOT PROGRAM OF FULL-TIME DISTRICT COURT JUDGES THAT ARE EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS; TO CONSOLIDATE CITY COURTS WITH DISTRICT COURTS.
TO PROVIDE FOR A REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK FOR A PHARMACY TO RECORD PURCHASES OF PSEUDOPHEDRINE AND OTHER SIMILAR SUBSTANCES; TO PROVIDE FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND ACCESS TO THE REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK; AND FOR PENALTIES.
TO AMEND SECTIONS OF THE JOINT MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION ACT.
TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE BANK DEPARTMENT TO OWN, ACQUIRE, OR CONSTRUCT SUITABLE OFFICES AND TO OBTAIN THE NECESSARY FUNDS FOR THE ACQUISITION OR CONSTRUCTION OF SUITABLE OFFICES.
AN ACT TO GRANT CITIES AND TOWNS ADDITIONAL TOOLS TO DEAL WITH CRIMINAL, NUISANCE, AND VACANT PROPERTIES.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS STATUTES PERTAINING TO TAX DELINQUENT PROPERTY.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE COMMISSIONER OF STATE LANDS TO NEGOTIATE SALES NO SOONER THAN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE FIRST ATTEMPT TO SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 26-37- 203 AND 26-37-209 TO MODIFY THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR CHALLENGING CONVEYANCES BY THE COMMISSIONER OF STATE LANDS.
THE ARKANSAS LAND BANK ACT.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS QUIET TITLE STATUTES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE UAMS CANCER RESEARCH CENTER MATCHING FUND.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES - HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO REVISE THE ARKANSAS BANKING CODE; TO PROVIDE PARITY BETWEEN THE STATE AND NATIONAL BANK APPLICATION PROCESS; AND TO REDUCE APPLICATION FEES.
ENCOURAGING THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO ADD THE BROWNS TO ITS MEMBERSHIP.

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