Senator James Sturch (R)

P.O. Box 2391, Batesville, 72503

Senator James Sturch (R)
District: 19
District:
19
Seniority: 29
Seniority:
29
Occupation: Social Studies Teacher
Occupation:
Social Studies Teacher
Veteran: No
Veteran:
No


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CONTENT STANDARDS AND CURRICULUM FRAMEWORKS; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE STATEWIDE STUDENT ASSESSMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING HIGHER EDUCATION.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE APPLICABILITY AND ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 2.
TO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - PART 1.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE ARKANSAS CONCURRENT CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING DELINQUENCIES IN IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE LIMITATION ON SCHOOL CHOICE TRANSFERS UNDER THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 2015.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE REDUCED SALES AND USE TAX RATE FOR UTILITIES USED BY MANUFACTURERS; AND TO APPLY A REDUCED SALES AND USE TAX RATE TO SALES OF COAL FOR USE IN MANUFACTURING.
TO AMEND TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING MINORITY TEACHER AND MINORITY ADMINISTRATOR RECRUITMENT PLANS; AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE EQUITY ASSISTANCE CENTER.
TO ESTABLISH A FAIR-FUNDING PROGRAM WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE; TO REPEAL EXISTING LAW REGARDING LIVESTOCK SHOWS AND FAIRS; AND TO ESTABLISH THE AGRI FAIR FUND.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING ETHICAL VIOLATIONS APPLICABLE TO EDUCATORS.
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR SCHOOL PERSONNEL.
TO ENCOURAGE THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION TO ENTER INTO INTERNATIONAL RECIPROCITY AGREEMENTS FOR MEDICATIONS.
TO CONGRATULATE THE MELBOURNE HIGH SCHOOL LADY BEARKATZ FOR WINNING THE CLASS 2A BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.
CoSponsor
TO AMEND THE AMOUNT OF SIGNATURES REQUIRED TO PETITION A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO MEET.
TO REQUIRE ADDITIONAL TRAINING ON SCHOOL SAFETY AND STUDENT DISCIPLINE FOR BOARD MEMBERS; TO STANDARDIZE THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS REPORT; AND TO INCREASE THE TIME BY WHICH A BOARD MEMBER MAY CURE A TRAINING HOUR DEFICIENCY.
CONCERNING THE PRISON CONSTRUCTION TRUST FUND; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE MAKEUP OF THE STATE PLANT BOARD; AND TO REQUIRE GOVERNOR APPOINTMENT AND SENATE CONFIRMATION OF POTENTIAL MEMBERS.
TO CREATE A STATE MEAT INSPECTION PROGRAM; TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS INSPECTION ACT; TO TRANSFER AUTHORITY OVER MEAT INSPECTION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH THE EVERY ARKANSAN RETIREMENT PLAN OPPORTUNITY ACT.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE TAX TREATMENT OF CERTAIN LOANS, PAYMENTS, AND EXPENSES RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) RELIEF PROGRAMS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ALLOW A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT OR AN OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL TO ADOPT AN APPROVED BILINGUAL PROGRAM OR DUAL-IMMERSION PROGRAM.
PERMITTING A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TO TRANSPORT A PERSON IN CRISIS TO A SOBERING CENTER.
TO AMEND TIMING REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING THE ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT HAVE TEN PERCENT OR GREATER MINORITY POPULATION; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO MODIFY THE AUDITS AND DUTIES OF THE INTERNAL AUDIT SECTION; TO GRANT THE INTERNAL AUDIT SECTION SUBPOENA POWER; AND TO REQUIRE UNIFORMITY IN ALL AUDITS CONDUCTED IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH.
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING TEACHING LICENSES.
TO CREATE THE CLIMATE REGULATORY ARKANSAS PLUMBING ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
REQUIRING THE ESTABLISHMENT OR UTILIZATION OF A SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO PROVIDE ADVICE AND TO STUDY INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ARKANSAS CASINO GAMING AMENDMENT OF 2018.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO PROVIDE FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION OF LIBRARIES, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO LIBRARIES, AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF LIBRARIES.
CONCERNING FUNDING BASED ON THE AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO EXEMPT UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS FROM INCOME TAX DURING A CERTAIN TIME PERIOD; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT FOR THE BLACK RIVER TECHNICAL COLLEGE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING OWNERSHIP AND POSSESSION OF REAL PROPERTY.
AN ACT FOR THE BLACK RIVER TECHNICAL COLLEGE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING EARLY VOTING; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING ELECTIONEERING; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES RELATED TO VOTING.
CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT AND ALTERATION OF PRECINCT BOUNDARIES, POLLING SITES, AND VOTE CENTERS; AND TO AMEND ARKANSAS ELECTION LAW.
TO AMEND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION TO THE EXAMINATION AND COPYING OF PUBLIC RECORDS; AND TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967 AND VOTED BALLOTS.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF ELECTION LAWS.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY BOOT CAMP.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS TUTORING CORPS ACT; TO SUPPORT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A SUSTAINABLE TUTORING PROGRAM IN RESPONSE TO LEARNING LOSS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE PROCESS BY WHICH THE STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION MAY SELL OR DISPOSE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY.
TO CREATE THE CLIMATE REGULATORY ARKANSAS PLUMBING ACT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ESTABLISH THE ASPIRE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM; TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING CASINO GAMING; AND TO DIRECT DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN NET CASINO GAMING RECEIPTS TAX REVENUES AND NET CASINO GAMING RECEIPTS.
TO REMEMBER SENATOR JIM ARGUE AND TO RECOGNIZE HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.

Committees

Committees
Alternate: JBC-PERSONNEL