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Representative Mike Burris (D)

2911 Dyer Street, Malvern, 72104

Representative Mike Burris (D)
Phone: 501-337-4391
Phone:
District: 26
District:
26
Seniority: 23
Seniority:
23
Occupation: Retired
Occupation:
Retired
Church Affiliation: Presbyterian
Church Affiliation:
Presbyterian
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Malvern Public School Board, 1st term in House 2005, 2007, 2009
Public Service:
Malvern Public School Board, 1st term in House 2005, 2007, 2009


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
THE ROGER PHILLIPS TRANSFER POLICY ACT.
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE LAW REGARDING WORKERS' COMPENSATION PAYMENTS THAT RESULTED FROM INITIATED ACT 4 of 1948 AND TO ENSURE THAT LICENSED CONTRACTORS OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE.
AN ACT TO CLARIFY STANDARDS FOR INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CANCER AND OTHER MEDICATIONS AND TO PROVIDE DISCRETION IN THE CHOICE OF STANDARDS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - GRANTS AND AID TO LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - GRANT FOR GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO PROVIDE THAT THE SALES OF MACHINERY OR EQUIPMENT AND RELATED ATTACHMENTS USED FOR THE HARVESTING OF TIMBER SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE GAME AND FISH COMMISSION - ARKANSAS HUNTERS FEEDING THE HUNGRY PROGRAM GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO REQUIRE A WATER SYSTEM OPERATOR TO OBTAIN CERTAIN INFORMATION BEFORE INJECTING A CHEMICAL ADDITIVE FOR THE PREVENTION OF DISEASE INTO A WATER SYSTEM AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF CERTAIN DUTIES.
INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION COMMON COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM.
TO INCLUDE EXEMPT WHOLESALE GENERATORS OF ELECTRICITY IN THE DEFINITION OF A MANUFACTURER FOR PURPOSES OF THE REDUCED EXCISE TAX RATE ON NATURAL GAS USED IN MANUFACTURING.
TO PROVIDE A MECHANISM FOR GRANDPARENTS AND OTHER ADULT RELATIVES TO RECEIVE NOTICE AND BE INCLUDED IN REPORTS RELATED TO A CHILD IN THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
TO REQUIRE DISCLOSURES OF CONTRACTS BETWEEN STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYEES HAVING A FINANCIAL INTEREST.
TO EXEMPT EMPLOYER AND TRADE ASSOCIATION TRAINING FROM THE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS OF THE STATE BOARD OF PRIVATE CAREER EDUCATION.
TO PROVIDE A MECHANISM FOR A GRANDPARENT OR OTHER NONPARENTAL RELATIVE TO MAINTAIN HIS OR HER RELATIONSHIP WITH A CHILD AFTER THE CHILD IS ADOPTED.
TO CREATE A TASK FORCE ON WATER QUALITY.
TO REDUCE THE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING IN THIS STATE.
TO PROVIDE FOR ELEVATOR INSPECTIONS, ELEVATOR LOAD TESTS, AND FEES FOR ELEVATOR INSPECTIONS AND ELEVATOR LOAD TESTS.
TO IMPROVE THE SERVICES FOR ADULTS PARTICIPATING IN THE ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM OF THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE EDUCATION.
TO INCLUDE HIGH EFFICIENCY ELECTRIC POWER GENERATORS IN THE DEFINITION OF MANUFACTURER FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE PHASE-IN OF THE REDUCED EXCISE TAX RATE ON NATURAL GAS USED IN MANUFACTURING.
CoSponsor
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE TASK FORCE ON THE EFFECT OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE IN ARKANSAS.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - PLANT BOARD - BOLL WEEVIL ERADICATION PROGRAM LONG TERM DEBT APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT TO STRENGTHEN ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT.
THE FREEDOM TO FARM ACT.
AN ACT TO CREATE A BIRTH THROUGH PREKINDERGARTEN TEACHING CREDENTIAL.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - MANAGEMENT SERVICES DIVISION - ACHIEVING PARITY BETWEEN STATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL RETIREE HEALTH INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS FOR HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS UNDER THE PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES' HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.
THE SAFE TRANSPORTATION OF RAILROAD EMPLOYEES BY CONTRACT CARRIERS ACT.
TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INCOME TAX RELIEF TO HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD TAXPAYERS WITH TWO OR MORE DEPENDENTS.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES - SMALL MINORITY CONTRACTORS SURETY BONDING AND MENTOR PROTEGE TRAINING PILOT PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO ENSURE AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF ARKANSAS MILK FOR ARKANSAS CONSUMERS; TO STABILIZE AND STIMULATE DAIRY FARMS IN ARKANSAS; AND TO CREATE THE DAIRY STABILIZATION FUND.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS GEOLOGICAL SURVEY - ARKANSAS LIGNITE RESOURCES PILOT PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND A CIVIL SERVICE STATUTE FOR POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE COMPREHENSIVE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION ANNUAL REPORT.
PROHIBITING THE RELEASE OF THE IDENTITIES OR OTHER INFORMATION CONCERNING CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSEES.
TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE STATE BY EXEMPTING FROM THE STATE SALES TAX FUEL AND ENERGY USED OR CONSUMED IN MANUFACTURING.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES AND THE ARTS CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION EXPENSES.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
THE ARKIDS FIRST IMPROVEMENT ACT.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - INSTITUTE ON AGING PORTABLE DOPPLER ECHOCARDIOGRAM EQUIPMENT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANTS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND ENERGY GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - STATEWIDE GRANTS - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY - FAIR GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION - BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - GRANTS - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS WATERWAYS COMMISSION 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 PARKS AND TOURISM - COMMUNITY GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - HISTORIC PRESERVATION 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 COUNTY OPERATIONS - HOMELESS SHELTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ARKANSAS CHILD ABUSE/RAPE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMISSION STATEWIDE GRANTS TO VIOLENCE SHELTERS/CRISIS & ADVOCACY CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION - CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, EQUIPMENT AND LIBRARY RESOURCES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS CRIME INFORMATION CENTER - ARKANSAS REAL-TIME SCRAP METAL LOGBOOK EXPENSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - STATEWIDE 2-1-1 INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SYSTEM 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 HEALTH - SKIN CANCER EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF VOLUNTEERISM - NON-PROFIT SUPPORT GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT TO LIMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF FIRE SPRINKLERS IN HOME CONSTRUCTION.
TO ESTABLISH AN ACADEMIC FACILITIES REVIEW BOARD AND TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR A HEARING ON ACADEMIC FACILITIES PROJECTS.
TO REPEAL THE SUNSETTED MOTION PICTURE INCENTIVE ACT OF 1997 AND TO ESTABLISH THE DIGITAL PRODUCT AND MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2009.
TO ENCOURAGE AND FOSTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND REVITALIZE COMMUNITIES BY ALLOWING A TAX CREDIT FOR THE REHABILITATION OF HISTORIC STRUCTURES LOCATED IN ARKANSAS.
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL END-OF-COURSE ASSESSMENTS.
TO REQUIRE CLEAR EXIT STANDARDS FOR ALL REMEDIAL COURSES TAKEN AT STATE- SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TO IMPROVE THE TEACHING TECHNIQUES OF REMEDIAL COURSES.
THE HERITAGE TRAILS SYSTEM ACT.
CONCERNING DEATH BENEFITS FOR COVERED PUBLIC EMPLOYEES KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
THE ARKANSAS COLLEGE AND WORKFORCE READINESS ACCELERATION ACT.
TO CREATE THE REFUND ANTICIPATION LOAN ACT.
COMMEMORATING THE CENTENNIAL OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP).
RECOMMENDING THAT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BE COMMITTED TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF I-69 IN ARKANSAS.
RECOGNIZING NATIONAL FFA WEEK.
THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PROVIDER FEE FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
TO ALLOW PERSONS WITH A BIRTH-THROUGH-KINDERGARTEN TEACHING LICENSE TO TEACH IN ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL OR EDUCATION SERVICE COOPERATIVE PREKINDERGARTEN AND KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS.
AN ACT TO LEVY AN ASSESSMENT FEE ON HOSPITALS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR THE CITIZENS OF ARKANSAS.
AN ACT CONCERNING AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO DOGS, CATS, AND HORSES AND RELATED OFFENSES AND CONCERNING ANIMAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.
TO PROVIDE FORFEITURE OF OR DISQUALIFICATION FROM PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT ON CONVICTION OF AN OFFENSE RELATED TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.
TO PROHIBIT THE CONSOLIDATION OR ANNEXATION OF AN ISOLATED SCHOOL DISTRICT IF THE RESULTING SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL BE LARGER THAN ONE THOUSAND SQUARE MILES (1,000 SQ. MI.).
TO BROADEN THE HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES GRANT PROGRAM.
TO AMEND TITLE 6 PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS WORKFORCE IMPROVEMENT GRANT PROGRAM.
TO AMEND THE TEACHER OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM AND TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS TO TEACHERS RETURNING TO COLLEGE TO RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATION.
TO CONSOLIDATE THE TEACHER EDUCATION RECRUITMENT PROGRAMS AND CREATE THE STATE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO AMEND THE MILITARY DEPENDENTS SCHOLARSHIP.
TO CREATE CONTINUING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CHILDREN AND SPOUSES OF CERTAIN PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYEES IF THE PUBLIC SERVICE RESULTS IN DEATH OR PERMANENT AND TOTAL DISABILITY.
TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY FOR THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARS PROGRAM AWARDS.
TO REPEAL THE FACULTY/ADMINISTRATOR DEVELOPMENT FELLOWS PROGRAM.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS GOVERNMENT WORKER LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM.
TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF CERTAIN CUSTOMIZED TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS FOR UNDERGRADUATE COURSES AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TO MINIMIZE THE COST OF TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS.
TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF CERTAIN SINGLE-USE TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS FOR UNDERGRADUATE COURSES AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TO MINIMIZE THE COST OF TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS.
TO ESTABLISH POLICIES ADDRESSING THE SELECTION AND USE OF TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
THE COLORECTAL CANCER PREVENTION, EARLY DETECTION, AND TREATMENT ACT OF 2009.
A RESOLUTION REGARDING TRANSITIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY.

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