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Representative Benny Petrus

607 South Park Avenue, Stuttgart, 72160

Representative Benny Petrus
Phone: 870-673-4602
Phone:
District: 14
District:
14
Seniority: 34
Seniority:
34
Occupation: New Automobile Dealer, Farmer
Occupation:
New Automobile Dealer, Farmer
Church Affiliation: Catholic
Church Affiliation:
Catholic
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Serving first term in House 2003, 2005
Public Service:
Serving first term in House 2003, 2005


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO REPEAL THE CURRENT VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER VERIFICATION LAW AND ADOPT A LIMITED VERIFICATION PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE METHOD FOR VALUING CERTAIN FARMLAND ENROLLED IN FEDERAL LAND PROGRAMS.
AN ACT REGULATING THE USE OF PROCEEDS OF RICE ASSESSMENTS.
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE AS AN AGRICULTURAL CONSULTANT.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - DANA'S HOUSE IN DEWITT, ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - RICE RESEARCH AND EXTENSION CENTER - STUTTGART GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE - THE ASIAN SOYBEAN RUST EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - ARTS CENTER OF THE GRAND PRAIRIE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER PRAIRIE COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT'S GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO THE RESTORATION OF HOPE, INC. IN STUTTGART, ARKANSAS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT PROHIBITING THE CONDUCT OF VOYEURISM.
AN ACT TO ALLOW A COUNTY QUORUM COURT TO LEVY AN ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION TAX IF ANY RATE OF ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION TAX IS LEVIED BY A MUNICPALITY IN THE COUNTY.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE HIGH SCHOOLS AND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO PROVIDE ELECTRONIC STUDENT TRANSCRIPTS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
ARKANSAS RICE CERTIFICATION ACT.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE A TAX REFUND FOR THE SALE OF BIODIESEL MIXTURE.
TO MAKE MODIFICATIONS TO THE LAW REGARDING THE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF MOTOR VEHICLES.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
AN ACT TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS.
AN ACT TO RENAME THE PRAIRIE COUNTY MUSEUM STATE PARK AS THE LOWER WHITE RIVER MUSEUM STATE PARK.
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT GROWING, RAISING, OR CULTIVATING PHARMACEUTICAL RICE.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - STATE ASSISTANCE TO THE STUTTGART CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - THE CITY OF STUTTGART, ARKANSAS FOR AN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
CoSponsor
AN ACT TO REPEAL THE INCOME TAX SURCHARGE BEGINNING WITH TAX YEAR 2005.
AN ACT TO ALLOW DONATED PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS TO BE DISPENSED TO PATIENTS AT CHARITABLE CLINICS.
TO CLARIFY THAT COMBAT ZONE COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES IS EXEMPT FROM ARKANSAS INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE PARENTAL CONSENT BEFORE PERFORMING AN ABORTION ON A MINOR.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE FORTY (40) MINUTES OF VISUAL ART AND FORTY (40) MINUTES OF MUSIC FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES ONE THROUGH SIX (1-6).
AN ACT TO PERMIT THE ACCELERATION OF INCOME TAX BENEFITS FOR CHARITABLE CASH CONTRIBUTIONS FOR RELIEF OF INDIAN OCEAN TSUNAMI VICTIMS.
THE SCHOOL TEXTBOOK MARRIAGE PROTECTION ACT.
AN ACT TO EXPAND PUBLIC ACCESS TO AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE ARKANSAS RX PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO CLARIFY ATTORNEY GENERAL LAWSUITS ON BEHALF OF THE ARKANSAS FAIR HOUSING COMMISSION.
AN ACT TO PERMIT EARTHMOVERS USED IN FARMING OPERATIONS TO TRAVEL MORE THAN FIFTY (50) MILES ON HIGHWAYS.
TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE GROSS RECEIPTS TAX FOR LIVESTOCK REPRODUCTION EQUIPMENT OR SUBSTANCES.
AN ACT TO ALLOW EDUCATION SERVICE COOPERATIVES TO PURCHASE OR CONSTRUCT BUILDINGS AS MAY BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE AUTHORIZED PROGRAMS AND SERVICES AND TO PROVIDE FOR DISTRIBUTION OF ASSETS UPON DISSOLUTION.
AN ACT CONCERNING DIRECT READ ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES AND VOTER VERIFIED PAPER TRAILS.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE GIFT OF LIFE ACT.
TO ALLOW A TEACHER TO EARN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDIT FOR TIME REQUIRED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR TO PLAN AND PREPARE A CURRICULUM AND OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL FOR HIS OR HER ASSIGNED CLASSES.
THE BIOBASED PRODUCTS ACT OF 2005.
THE ARKANSAS LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY CONTRACT PROTECTION ACT.
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE STATE INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR ENLISTED ARMED SERVICES MEMBERS.
TO PROVIDE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR GRAPE AND MUSCADINE GROWERS.
TO CREATE THE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOR THE ELDERLY ACT.
AN ACT TO REFORM THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURAL MARKETING GRANTS FUND TO ORIGINAL INTENTS AND PURPOSES.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY SCHOOL SUPPORT PROGRAM.
AN ACT TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSES THAT MAY BE TAUGHT ALONG WITH ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES IN HIGH SCHOOLS.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR ACCURATE INSTITUTIONAL ADVICE FOR UNIVERSITY COURSE WORK AND DEGREE COMPLETION.
AN ACT TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BY AMENDING VARIOUS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS TO MAKE THEM MORE CONDUCIVE TO THE GROWTH OF HIGH-PAYING JOBS AND THE EXPANSION OF THE TAX BASE IN ARKANSAS.
TO PROVIDE FOR A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR QUALIFIED MUSEUMS.
AN ACT TO ALLOW FOR THE DISQUALIFICATION FROM CERTIFICATION OR RECERTIFICATION OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS GUILTY OF CERTAIN OFFENSES.
AN ACT TO ALLOW SCHOOLS TO BEGIN EACH SCHOOL YEAR ON THE FIRST MONDAY FOLLOWING THE SECOND SATURDAY IN AUGUST.
AN ACT TO CREATE THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF INTERNET STALKING OF A CHILD.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE AN ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARSHIP TO A STUDENT IN EACH OF THE SEVENTY-FIVE (75) COUNTIES IN ARKANSAS.
TO PROHIBIT INTERFERENCE WITH STUDENT- LED AND STUDENT-INITIATED PRAYERS AT PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNCTIONS WITHIN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.
URGING THE PRESIDENT AND THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO REOPEN AND PROTECT FOREIGN MARKETS FOR AMERICAN BEEF.
TO REQUEST THE PRESIDENT TO REASSESS THE IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURE TO THE NATION AND TO ARKANSAS.
PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ALLOW BINGO TO BE CONDUCTED BY CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ADOPT LAW REGULATING AND TAXING CHARITABLE BINGO.
PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ALLOW BINGO AND RAFFLES TO BE CONDUCTED BY CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ADOPT LAW REGULATING AND TAXING CHARITABLE BINGO AND RAFFLES.
CoSponsor for Senate
AN ACT TO PROTECT THE HUNTING LANDS OF ARKANSAS.
AN ACT TO CONTROL THE DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN PRECURSOR INGREDIENTS UTILIZED TO MANUFACTURE METHAMPHETAMINE.
AN ACT TO REPEAL THE INCOME TAX SURCHARGE BEGINNING WITH TAX YEAR 2005.
TO PROVIDE THAT FACT SHEETS ON BOND ISSUES BE SENT TO THE DIVISION OF LEGISLATIVE AUDIT.
TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE RENTAL VEHICLE TAX.
AN ACT TO CONNECT VARIOUS AGRICULTURE- RELATED AGENCIES TO AN ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT.
TO REQUIRE THE PAYMENT OF AUDIT INVESTIGATION COSTS FOR THE THEFT OF PUBLIC FUNDS.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT OF 1979 TO CLARIFY THAT THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY HAS AUTHORITY TO REQUIRE CORRECTIVE ACTION AT PERMITTED AND INTERIM STATUS FACILITIES.
IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF DR. FAY W. BOOZMAN AND IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS AND HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY.
REQUESTING THE FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION TO REJECT THE LOUISIANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION S COMPLAINT IN FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION DOCKET NO. EL01-88-000.
HONORING THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF HUNTING, TRAPPING, AND FISHING.

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