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Representative Mike Kenney (R)

1005 Raintree Lane, Siloam Springs, 72761

Representative Mike Kenney (R)
Phone: 479-524-3709
Phone:
District: 97
District:
97
Seniority: 25
Seniority:
25
Occupation: Regional Sales Manager, Allen Canning Company
Occupation:
Regional Sales Manager, Allen Canning Company
Church Affiliation: Baptist
Church Affiliation:
Baptist
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Siloam Springs City Board of Directors 8 years; Serving first term in House 2003, 2005, 2007
Public Service:
Siloam Springs City Board of Directors 8 years; Serving first term in House 2003, 2005, 2007


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO EXEMPT FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX PURCHASES BY OR FOR A PERMANENTLY DISABLED VETERAN.
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 DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO THE SILOAM SPRINGS SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER IN BENTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO CONDUCTIVE EDUCATION OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO ASSIST SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH THE TRANSITION BETWEEN LEVELS OF CATEGORICAL FUNDING FOR NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH STUDENTS BY PROVIDING A METHOD OF TRANSITIONAL FUNDING DURING A THREE-YEAR PERIOD.
AN ACT TO DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF FUNDING NECESSARY TO PROVIDE AN ADEQUATE AMOUNT TO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOR GROWTH IN STUDENTS.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE SCHOOL NURSES AS PROVIDED UNDER THE RECALIBRATION OF THE PER STUDENT FOUNDATION FUNDING BEGINNING WITH THE 2007-2008 SCHOOL YEAR.
AN ACT TO BE KNOWN AS THE REWARDING EXCELLENCE IN ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM ACT OF 2007.
THE CONTINUING ADEQUACY EVALUATION ACT OF 2007.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 6 CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO MAINTAIN THE AVAILABILITY OF QUALIFIED SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS FOR ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS.
REQUESTING THAT THE HOUSE AND SENATE INTERIM COMMITTEES ON EDUCATION REVIEW ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH POSSIBLE CHANGES IN THE ALLOWABLE USES OF EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE TRUST FUND PROCEEDS.
REQUESTING A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE NEEDS FOR STATE FOUNDATION FUNDING FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT'S GROWTH IN AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP, WHAT LEVEL OF FUNDING MAY BE NEEDED, AND ON WHAT BASIS THE STATE SHOULD PROVIDE THE FUNDING.
REQUESTING A STUDY IN COOPERATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP MORE DETAILED, UNIFORM REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR FUND BALANCES AND FUND BALANCES FOR CATEGORICAL FUNDING.
REQUESTING A STUDY TO DETERMINE WHETHER FUNDING FOR INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITATORS SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM FOUNDATION FUNDING AND INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITATORS FUNDED SEPARATELY THROUGH CATEGORICAL FUNDING.
REQUESTING THAT THE HOUSE AND SENATE INTERIM COMMITTEES ON EDUCATION CONDUCT A STUDY TO IDENTIFY BEST PRACTICES AMONG ALTERNATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS IN ARKANSAS AND TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTING THOSE PRACTICES STATEWIDE.
REQUESTING THAT THE HOUSE AND SENATE INTERIM COMMITTEES ON EDUCATION STUDY THE IMPACT OF REMOVING PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE FUNDING FROM FOUNDATION FUNDING AND TRANSFERRING THAT OBLIGATION TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-17-117 CONCERNING NONINSTRUCTIONAL DUTY PAY FOR TEACHERS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-17-104 CONCERNING TEACHER RECORDS AND REPORTS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-17-114 CONCERNING TEACHER PLANNING PERIODS.
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE LAW CONCERNING PERSONNEL POLICY COMMITTEES OF PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-17-208 CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-17- 2205 CONCERNING REQUIRED BREAKS FOR CLASSIFIED PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES.
AN ACT TO REPEAL THE REQUIREMENT THAT TEACHER CONTRACTS AND LICENSES BE FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-17-802 CONCERNING TWELVE-MONTH CONTRACTS FOR AGRICULTURE TEACHERS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-17-101 CONCERNING HEALTH CERTIFICATES OF PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES.
TO AUTHORIZE THE SECTION 529 PLAN REVIEW COMMITTEE TO CREATE A PILOT PROGRAM TO BE KNOWN AS THE ASPIRING SCHOLARS MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM .
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-17-811 CONCERNING INCENTIVES FOR TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION IN HIGH- PRIORITY DISTRICTS.
TO PROVIDE UP TO THREE HUNDRED (300) ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARSHIPS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FREE TUITION AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN OF DISABLED VETERANS.
TO AMEND THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS TRAVELING TEACHER PROGRAM.
TO MODIFY THE STATE TEACHER ASSISTANCE RESOURCE PROGRAM.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS GEOGRAPHICAL CRITICAL NEEDS MINORITY TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
TO AMEND THE TEACHER OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM.
CoSponsor
TO CREATE A PRESUMPTION RELATING TO THE USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE; TO AUTHORIZE THE USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO CREATE CIVIL IMMUNITY UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM PROPERTY TAX RELIEF CREDIT FOR A HOMESTEAD.
AN ACT TO REPEAL THE REQUIREMENT THAT SCHOOL DISTRICTS MUST PROVIDE TO PARENTS AN ANNUAL BODY MASS INDEX REPORT ON EACH STUDENT.
TO ALLOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO VOLUNTARILY PROVIDE TO PARENTS STUDENT HEALTH REPORTS WITH THE BODY MASS INDEX PERCENTILE FOR THE STUDENT WHO IS THE SUBJECT OF THE REPORT.
TO ALLOW MILITARY OFFICERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES TO RECEIVE THE SAME INCOME TAX EXEMPTION AS ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE ARMED SERVICES.
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.
TO PROVIDE AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES TO LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS PROVIDERS IN ACTIONS FOR CIVIL LIABILITY.
TO PROVIDE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR LOW-INCOME TAXPAYERS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE GROCERY TAX RELIEF.
TO EXEMPT PURCHASES BY OR FOR A PERMANENTLY DISABLED VETERAN FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX.
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE TO PROVIDE THAT TAXES ON AVIATION FUEL BE REMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE REGIONAL AIRPORT.
TO PROVIDE THAT ALL REAL PROPERTY ACQUIRED BY A REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY IN FEE SIMPLE TITLE FOR AVIATION PURPOSES IS EXEMPT FROM ANNEXATION AND MUNICIPAL REGULATION.
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.
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING IN THIS STATE.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE TEACHER LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS BY CREATING THE LIFETIME TEACHING LICENSE.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE INCOME TAX RELIEF FOR LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS.
TO CLARIFY THAT OTHER PUBLIC ENTITIES MAY OBTAIN SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES FOR VEHICLES THAT ARE USED FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL LAW.
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 PERMIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO DEVELOP A POLICY ALLOWING THE USE OF CANDY AND GUM IN THE CLASSROOM.
TO LIMIT THE LOCATION OF ADULT-ORIENTED BUSINESSES IN PROXIMITY TO LOCATIONS FREQUENTED BY CHILDREN.
AN ACT FOR THE NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - BURNS HALL RENOVATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - BURNS HALL RENOVATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - WORKFORCE TECHNOLOGY CENTER EXPANSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - EXPANSION OF STATEWIDE MENTAL HEALTH BEDS IN ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO REVISE THE REGIONAL MOBILITY AUTHORITY ACT.
AN ACT TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR ENDORSED CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSES THAT MAY BE TAUGHT ALONG WITH ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES IN HIGH SCHOOLS AND TO REPEAL THE CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSE APPROVAL PANEL.
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 UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ARKANSAS CHILD ABUSE/RAPE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMISSION - STATEWIDE GRANTS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS APPROPRIATION.
TO PROVIDE A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR THE SALE OF USED TEXTBOOKS TO STUDENTS ENROLLED IN AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE A TWO-YEAR PILOT PROGRAM USING FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS STATEWIDE AND TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE PILOT PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE 6-20-2305 TO PROVIDE FLEXILIBITY IN NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH STUDENT CATEGORICAL FUNDING TO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
TO AMEND ACTS 1202 AND 1753 OF 2007, REGULAR SESSION, THE EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION PROJECTS ACCOUNT OF THE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT FUND.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE TASK FORCE FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY TO SUPPORT A RESEARCH ALLIANCE FOR THE PURPOSES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
AN ACT TO CREATE A SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH FUND.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS RISK CAPITAL MATCHING FUND.
THE INCOME TAX PLEDGE ACT 0F 2007.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF MS. POLLY ANN WOOD CREWS AND IN RECOGNITION OF HER MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HER LOCAL COMMUNITY.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS RISK CAPITAL MATCHING FUND.
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
TO DEVELOP THE ALTERNATIVE FUELS INDUSTRY IN ARKANSAS BY ESTABLISHING GOALS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF AND STANDARDS FOR ALTERNATIVE FUELS USED IN MOTOR VEHICLES.
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.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE UAMS CANCER RESEARCH CENTER MATCHING FUND.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES - TRUCKING, TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS FIELDS TUITION FORGIVENESS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A GRAIN ASSESSMENT TO PROMOTE GRAIN PRODUCTION THROUGH BIOFUEL INCENTIVES.
AN ACT TO CREATE A SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH FUND.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE TASK FORCE FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY TO SUPPORT A RESEARCH ALLIANCE FOR THE PURPOSES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF JUDGE TERRY CRABTREE AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE JUDICIARY AND TO THE PEOPLE OF ARKANSAS.
ENCOURAGING THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO ADD THE BROWNS TO ITS MEMBERSHIP.

Committees

Committees